Sunday, December 18, 2011

letter from Michael Moore

 A Man in Tunisia, a Movement on Wall Street, and the Soldier Who Ignited the Fuse ...a letter from Michael Moore

Saturday, December 17th, 2011
It's Saturday night and I didn't want the day to end before I sent out this note to you.
One year ago today (December 17th), Mohamed Bouazizi, a man who had a simple produce stand in Tunisia, set himself on fire to protest his government's repression.

Bleak Christmas for Europeans - YouTube

Bleak Christmas for Europeans - YouTube
"The Trials of Henry Kissinger" A Documentary (The film focuses on Christopher Hitchens' charges against Kissinger as a war criminal ) - 12160

Ring of Power: Empire of the City-Full Length Documentary - YouTube

Ring of Power: Empire of the City-Full Length Documentary - YouTube

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gerald Celente trends journal

I Got Effed by MF Global.
Who’s Going to Eff U?

KINGSTON, NY, 28 November 2011 — The MF Global bankruptcy has more far reaching implications than are currently being acknowledged. Not simply an isolated instance of corporate mismanagement resulting in disastrous and irreparable effects on options and commodity futures markets, the MF bankruptcy – the eighth-largest in US history – is a harbinger of much worse to come.

Don't be taken in by today's stock market bounce that's based on the belief that Europe is coming closer to resolving its debt crisis, and that strong US Black Friday retail sales are a sign recession has been averted.

The European debt crisis is a long term trend with no quick fixes. And the retail surge is no more than a flash mob spending spree hyped by a corporate media. The more they hype it and the more consumers spend, the more advertising space the media sells to retailers

The MF meltdown, however, is symptomatic of a global economic system on the verge of collapse. No financial sector will escape unscathed: banks, brokerages, hedge funds, insurance companies, stocks and stock markets are all at risk.

Do you know where your money is? Will you get it back? Are you prepared?

When the evidence is pieced together, it proves how corrupt, bankrupt and dishonest the financial/political cabal that runs America is, and reveals the complicity of the media in covering up their masters’ misdeeds.

The MF crash provides glaring examples of the failure of the CME Group (the options and commodity exchange of which MF was a member) to do its own due diligence of member firms. It exposes the incestuous relationship between government agencies, such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the entities they are charged with regulating and monitoring – in this case, the CME and its member firms (such as MF Global).

The government’s response to the crash exposes a terminally corrupt justice system, committed to prosecuting any minor violation of the law by any average citizen, but turning a blind eye on the rich, powerful and well connected. It shows how, as in any authoritarian, fascist or communist system, members of the “party” are granted party privileges … immunity from prosecution among them.

Such is the case for Jon Corzine, the man who headed MF Global and brought it to bankruptcy. The former Democratic Governor and Senator of New Jersey and former co-head of Goldman Sachs, has been given a free pass. Despite authorities’ inability to find more than a billion dollars of customers’ segregated funds, enforcement agencies, DA’s, the FBI et al., have not even called Corzine in for questioning, much less indicted him.

For a media that feasts on titillation, gossip, scandal and sleaze – and has shown its passion for accusing, trying and convicting people before they are accused of a crime or brought to trial – it is instructive to note that when it came to White House-connected Corzine, his privacy was respected and he was left unaccused. There were no camera crews massed outside his house or reporters hounding him, demanding to know, “Where’s the money?”

It is becoming clear that, in the final days before bankruptcy, MF Global raided its customer accounts. The failure to separate customer and house funds is a violation of US law. Moreover, even if MF Global were to claim the comingling of funds was inadvertent, that would not serve as a valid excuse. CFTC enforcement chief David Meister has stated that proof of intent was not a requirement for his agency to take action. “You should know the commission takes the laws on segregated funds very seriously,” Meister said.

But evidently, not too “very seriously.” For the White House-connected and White Shoe Boy lawyer-protected Corzine, no questions asked, no indictments, no Perp walk and, as yet, no trial. So far, the only inconvenience facing Corzine is his scheduled testimony before Congress on December 15th (a full month and a half after the bankruptcy), at which time he will be allowed to plead the Fifth and refuse to testify on grounds that he could incriminate himself.

How I got Effed by MF Global, And Why it is Important to You I’ve been trading and buying gold since 1978. I am not a “speculator.” I buy coins and bullion as well as futures contracts. My involvement with MF Global went like this: I made an agreement with the well-respected firm Lind-Waldock (subsequently bought by MF Global) to purchase gold future contracts, with due date for delivery of the gold in December 2011. Holding the gold “contracts” entailed a substantial “margin” requirement … in essence a deposit (similar to a lay-away plan at a retail store). From the time I bought the contracts, I kept building my account so that when it came time to take delivery in December, I would have a substantial amount of money in my account to complete the purchase.

Within days of announcement of the MF Global bankruptcy, I received a call from my broker informing me that the funds had been taken from my account and transferred to a trustee, and that my gold contracts were now with another brokerage firm. Because most of my funds were no longer in my account, he said, I now faced a margin call to cover my open gold positions. Concerned with the integrity of the futures exchange itself (CME Group) and its failure to honor its claim to be “the guarantor of every transaction that happens in our markets” (click here for CME Group’s statement of “guarantee”). I refused to put up more money, so they closed out a number of my open positions at the current market price.

Subsequent to the transfer of my contracts, statements from the new brokerage to which they’d been assigned indicated that that I had bought gold at $1,767 an ounce … the price of gold on the day of the transfer from MF Global to the assigned brokerage. This was not the case. Earlier statements prove that I bought my December gold contracts at $1,443 … not $1,767. So, although I had contracted to take delivery at $1,443, under the rules of the “we will do as we please, shut your mouth and do as you’re told” dirty deal made by the inside dealmakers, I was told I would have to pay $1767 an ounce.

I had been Effed, and I had a lot of company. Others, who had seen the bankruptcy coming, closed out their accounts. But rather than wire transferring them their funds, MF Global Effed them by mailing checks that bounced. Those who had previously taken delivery but were holding warehouse receipts for physical gold and silver being stored via an MF appointed repository, also had their assets seized by the trustee.

I want to make this absolutely clear: Buying gold to take delivery is NOT speculation! And it is delusion to believe that you are immune to the systemic criminality that pervades virtually every aspect of the financial sector. MF Global, Lehman, Merrill Lynch, Washington Mutual, IndyMac Bank, Bear Stearns, Northern Rock, Countrywide, Dexia, Anglo Irish, Wachovia, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard … do you really know what went on, or is now going on behind the closed doors of these firms?

Which will be the next crooked insurance company, bank, brokerage, savings and loan, or financial institution to go belly up? And if and when it happens, what assurance do you have that you won’t be robbed and victimized? Sure, sure, your savings and checking accounts, up to $250,000, are protected by the FDIC in the event of bank failure. But how long will it take to get your money when banks start falling like dominoes? Sure, sure, under SIPC rules, stock accounts are partially protected when your broker/dealer goes bankrupt. But will you still be alive by the time the legal fight is over?

The Big EFF is Coming The Berlusconi government fell on November 16, and bond yields have risen to unsustainable levels in Italy, the euro-zone’s third largest economy. Before that, it was the ongoing Greek sovereign debt crisis, and the fall of that nation’s Prime Minister. Last week, Hungary was begging for an IMF bailout that, 18 months ago, it pledged it would never need. Spain has just celebrated the election of a new Prime Minister who ran on a pro-austerity platform. To the bond markets, his election changed nothing. Spanish borrowing costs continued to rise, approaching their highest levels since the European debt crisis began.

Distress signals were even sounding from Germany, the strongman of the euro-zone, considered a safe haven of financial stability amid the ongoing euro crisis. Last Wednesday, just two-thirds of the once much sought-after German bonds were sold at what has been described as a "disastrous" government bond auction. One analyst called it “…a complete disaster," while another said the auction was a "vote of no confidence against the entire euro zone … a change in sentiment has taken place."

On Thursday, the “change in sentiment” hit Hungary and Portugal:
Hungary Cut to Junk at Moody’s After IMF Plea

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Hungary lost its investment-grade rating at Moody’s Investors Service after 15 years as the Cabinet seeks International Monetary Fund help to boost confidence in the European Union’s most-indebted eastern member. Elliott Gotkine reports on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown" with Owen Thomas.

Fitch cuts Portugal credit rating to junk status

FRANKFURT, 25 November 2011 – Fitch Ratings on Thursday cut Portugal's sovereign credit rating to BB-plus from BBB-minus, putting the country's rating in junk status. The rating carries a negative outlook, which means a further cut is possible. "The country's large fiscal imbalances, high indebtedness across all sectors, and adverse macroeconomic outlook mean the sovereign's credit profile is no longer consistent with an investment-grade rating,” Fitch said in a news release.

Meanwhile, in the United States, the failure of the optimistically named “Super Committee” to reach a deal to rein in America’s spiraling deficit, was being blamed for dragging down financial markets around the world.

MF Global, Europe’s sovereign debt crises, the intractable American deficit and all the other financial problems plaguing the planet are interconnected and cumulative in their impact.

Want to Buy a Bridge in Brooklyn? The big lie being peddled by politicians and parroted by the media, is that star-studded groups – possessed of superior brain power far beyond that of mere mortals – are putting their heads together to solve the mounting crises.

Don’t buy into the lie. The same people that removed regulations and safeguards while passing laws and promoting policies that helped produce the global financial crisis are now undertaking the task of fixing what they have broken. Germany brags about its kitchen cabinet of economic “wise ones.” The Italians and Greeks celebrate their technocrats. The US simply assembles a bipartisan dozen of Republican and Democratic hacks, repackaging and promoting them to the public as a “Super Committee.”

Even those of us with lesser brains know full well that the crises cannot be solved by these people or by the methods they prescribe.

In a few weeks, we will be releasing a synopsis of our Top Trends for 2012. Among them will be a warning of the high probability for some form of “economic martial law” to be imposed early in the New Year to stop runs on banks and equity markets from collapsing. The reason we believe it will not occur sooner? Governments will wait until consumers finish their holiday spending spree.

The Lesson I Learned The MF Global bankruptcy is just one example of how even knowledgeable and cautious people taking precautionary measures to protect their assets can still be robbed by the Wall Street mob. Having taken a hard hit from the MF Global scandal, it is now extremely difficult for me to put any trust in any financial institution.

The Trends Research Institute is not permitted to provide financial advice or to recommend investments to prepare for the coming “Winter of Economic Discontent.” However, my own strategy (as I have repeatedly stated) is to keep only operating expenses in banks, and to invest only in gold and silver. Furthermore (again speaking only for myself), it makes absolutely no sense to leave my hard-earned money in the hands of others and get virtually no interest on deposits while taking the risk that I may never see my money again.

Politics - "The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America" - Book TV

Politics - "The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America" - Book TV

America Has Become a Fascist Police State

America Has Become a Fascist Police State

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Listening to Your Body | Mark's Daily Apple
Bank Of America's Backdoor Bailout - Dumping Mortgage Trash Onto Taxpayers Via Fannie Mae - Home - The Daily Bail
Asia Times Online :: Obama sears the arc of instability
Kosovo Serbs battle isolation as border dispute intensifies — RT
French lawyers to sue Sarkozy over Libya abuses — RT
Sinking of Russian Sub Kursk Kicked Off Renewed US Inter-Service Rivalry | Veterans Today
Obama Sends US Troops to Uganda -
poorrichards blog: Major Media Liars Report Fake NATO Victories
‘No Food Rights’ Judge quits to work for Monsanto law firm | Food Freedom
ACTION: SUSPEND Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona of the #NYPD - Cardona's Punch was Not the First #OccupyWallStreet - 12160
No tears for warmonger Liam Fox > Global > Redress Information & Analysis
Libya The Night That Killed The Lies | nsnbc

Nato peacekeepers issue ultimatum to Serbs over Kosovo border roadblocks - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 15, 2011

Nato peacekeepers issue ultimatum to Serbs over Kosovo border roadblocks - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 15, 2011
America’s ‘Primal Scream’ -
CIA - The World Factbook
About That 99 Percent ... -
PolitiFact Wisconsin | Michael Moore says 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined

Monday, September 5, 2011

Who are the people that want to reduce the "deficit"?

What came into question, but a question never asked
by the media was: what were the credentials of
those politicians leading the budget deficit reduction
charge that was primarily aimed at cutting Social Security,
Medicare and Medicaid benefits?
What was their life experience? What qualified them to propose
policy changes so sweeping that even self-proclaimed conservative
Newt Gingrich labeled them as “radical” examples of
“right wing social engineering”?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

‪The Tyranny of Bond Holders‬‏ - YouTube
Wealth Gap Between Minorities and White Americans Doubles After Housing Crisis, Recession

O'Reilly's Muslim-Hatred and Christian Terrorists | Informed Comment

Bad for Employers and Employees - Room for Debate -

A Denial of Reality

New Norway Video Shows Strength of Blast

Beck's Comparison of Norwegian Child Victims to Hitler Youth Obligates us to Boycott | Informed Comm

First Read - Congress: A matter of trust

Norway killer 'insane' - lawyer

Are you psychotic? Here's your dose of debt!

'In Gitmo I got 30 days in darkness for feeding iguanas' - ex-detainee

Nobody Knows Anything - Clusterfuck Nation

Daily Kos: UK Gov't Minister: "Right-Wing Nutters in the American Congress" Biggest Threat to Globa

The Inhumanity of Solitary Confinement

The Maze of Moral Relativism

Messing With Medicare

The Irrelevance of the Knights in a Global Society | Informed Comment

True News: The Norwegian Shootings - A Philosopher Responds

Max Keiser: Obama financially lynched by racist GOP

Ron Paul-The Fed Is To Blame For The Financial Crisis

Activist Post: Propaganda campaign ensues after US recognizes terrorists as Libya's government

The Daily Bell - Why Gold Could Go Much Higher
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

Don't Hold the Middle Class Hostage to Give Millionaires Tax Breaks - The Petition Site

America's Dirty Secret: The "Promotion" Of Segregation

Peter Shiff: Problem is the debt, not the ceiling

'Washington delusional as Hitler in his bunker'

War is a Racket

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Activist Post: 6 Steps by the IMF for a One-World Currency
Activist Post: Propaganda campaign ensues after US recognizes terrorists as Libya's government
The Tyranny and Devastating Glory of Greece | Truthout
Class War in Greece and the World | Truthout
Greece's Crisis Long in the Making | Truthout
Monsanto-Resistant Weeds Take Root, Raising Food Prices - 12160
The Free Press -- Independent News Media from Columbus, Ohio

New world order

New World Order (NWO)

Many have postulated an Anglo-American elite that seeks one world governance – a kind of New World Order (also known as One World Order). Such speculation is commonly derided by the mainstream news establishment as "conspiracy theory." Those who are involved in such speculation see various patterns at play within the larger sociopolitical environment at work in the world today. Their perspectives may be supported by various evidences that there is a conspiracy and that the conspirators are those who seek to saddle the world with such a New World Order.
New World Order Report > Home
Welcome to Core of Corruption
‪ - 4 Suspects in World Trade Center Before 9/11 Doing Construction‬‏ - YouTube
Revolutionary Politics::Revolutionary Politics : The Truth About Libya
DU – You Don’t Have To Inhale Or Ingest It For It To Make You Sick | Veterans Today
Exclusive: U.S. Blocks Oversight of Its Mercenary Army in Iraq | Danger Room |

Dominant social themes

Dominant Social Theme(s)

A Dominant Social Theme is a belief system (usually concerning a purported social or natural problem) launched by the monetary elite that grows into an archetype or meme, usually after much repetition. The problem may be centered on people themselves (overpopulation) or caused by people (global warming). The term was invented by Anthony Wile and first utilized in his book The Liberation of Flockhead. The term actually took on a more defined meaning in Wile's subsequent release of his followup book, High Alert.

Dominant Social Themes often are launched from the centers of the power elite's global architecture, including the United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization and World Health Organization, where the related problems are declared to be such. The themes are then rebroadcast by the mainstream media.
The Daily Bell - Edwin Vieira, Jr. on the Power Elite, the Police State and Opposing the Authoritarian Trend

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Read - Disagreements could cause FAA to partially shut down

First Read - Disagreements could cause FAA to partially shut down: "Disagreements could cause FAA to partially shut down"

Tyrants gone wild

by Kurt Nimmo

The establishment of a repressive police state apparatus to enforce an ever increasing number of petty laws and regulations is a deliberate and vital component of the global elite's plan to turn the world into a gulag and plantation.
Over the last few months, we have witnessed a number of tyrannical incidents indicating that government - including local government, now largely federalized - is moving in an increasingly authoritarian direction. These include:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gerald Celente


KINGSTON, NY, 13 July 2011 — “Read All About It!” You couldn’t not read all about it! The media was full of reports about how happy stock market days were here again. After a stormy start, June closed and July began with US benchmark indexes racking up their biggest weekly gains in two years on good news: the US manufacturing index had unexpectedly risen, and the beleaguered debt-burdened Greeks were bailed out yet again – piling un-payable new debt on top of un-payable old debt.
China economic growth slows to 9.5% - Press TV News
YouTube - ‪Mumbai Blasts: Triple bomb attack hits India city, over 100 injured‬‏
Japan's poverty rate hits record high - Press TV News


NATO & Al-Qaeda War Crimes In Libya : Federal Jack

Ask not what your country can do for you

‪March of the Bonus Army - Part 1‬‏
‪March of the Bonus Army - Part 2‬‏
‪March of the Bonus Army - Part 3‬‏

Jim Hightower


Monday, July 4, 2011

YouTube - ‪The Torture Hearings‬‏
YouTube - ‪4409 -- Political control Freaks take over Farmers Market‬‏
Punishing Pakistan and Challenging China
Conspiracies by Paul Craig Roberts
The Annotated Frank Rich - The President’s Failure to Demand a Reckoning From the Moneyed Interests Who Brought the Economy Down -- New York Magazine
Our Incredible Shrinking Constitution | Truthout
King George III Won: Happy Fourth of July! | Truthout
Chris Hedges: Ralph Nader Is Tired of Running for President - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig
Why Civil Unrest Is Sweeping the Globe
European Unrest Spreads as Greece, Britain Push for Austerity | PBS NewsHour | June 30, 2011 | PBS
Greece’s Turmoil: A Brief History of the General Strike - Global Spin -
Greek Crisis: Key Political Risks to Watch - CNBC
YouTube - ‪US worse than Greece?‬‏

Dimitry Orlov

(Originally published on

The ostensible goal of this Web site, and the small but enthusiastic community that surrounds it, is to change the culture. We all recognize that the contemporary mainstream culture of over-consumption and unbridled growth is toxic on every level -- physical, emotional, and cultural -- and is accelerating on a collision course with resource depletion, climate disruption, and environmental devastation. We all want to jump off in time, or, perhaps lacking the necessary courage, to find ourselves lucky enough to be thrown clear.
DARK AGES AMERICA -- Blog for Morris Berman
The gilded generation: What is it like to grow up as part of Russia's new power elite? - Europe, World - The Independent
The Power of a Simple Majority -
It Gets Even Worse -
Corporate Cash Con -

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Republicans in Minnesota

Because they refuse to ask the state’s wealthiest 2 percent to pay their fair share to help close a budget deficit, Republican state legislators in Minnesota are just days away from forcing a government shutdown close the doors to vital public services for working families and toss 38,000 state employees out of work

What Wiconsin elected-hope the voters are happy

On Sunday afternoon behind closed doors, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed the most radical budget in Wisconsin history. Although the taxpaying public was blocked from the signing, hundreds protested outside as they had for months, while Walker silenced the voters and plowed forward with this agenda.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gerald Celente


KINGSTON, NY, 13 June 2011— Everything is not all right. And things are going to get worse … much worse. The economy is on the threshold of calamity. Wars are spreading like wildfires. The world is on a razor’s edge.

Not so, say world leaders and mainstream media experts. Yes, there are problems, but the financiers and politicians are aware of them. Policies are already in place and measures are being taken to correct them.

Whether it’s failing economies, intractable old wars or raging new wars, the word from the top always maintains that steady progress is being made and comforts the populace with assurances that the brightest minds and the sharpest generals are in charge and on the case. On all fronts, success is certain and victory is at hand. Only “patience” is required … along with more men, more time and more money.

Monday, June 6, 2011

TZM: Response to FBI targeting Political Activists as Terrorists

As many students of history are familiar, Galileo Galilei, famed
mathematician & astronomer, known today by many as the “father of modern
science”, was forced by the Catholic Church under threat of torture to
recant his “heretical” view that the earth revolved around the sun and
not vice-versa in the 17th century. This scientifically valid idea voided
long held religious dogma and hence challenged the Church's integrity

In a letter from 1634, René Descartes, one of the world's most noted
thinkers and philosophers, stated:
“Doubtless you know that Galileo was recently censored by the Inquisitors
of the Faith, and that his views about the movement of the earth were
condemned as heretical. I must tell you that all the things I explained in
my treatise, which included the doctrine of the movement of the earth, were
so interdependent that it is enough to discover that one of them is false
to know that all the arguments I was using are unsound.  Though I thought
they were based on very certain and evident proofs, I would not wish, for
anything in the world, to maintain them against the authority of the
church.... I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun
under the motto to 'live well you must live unseen'.”

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Greece is coming close to falling into complete anarchy!

THENS (Dow Jones)--Resistance to Greece's latest austerity measures mounted Tuesday with opposition lawmakers rejecting the government plan and the country's two major unions vowing a series of general strikes against the cuts.
After meeting with the country's prime minister, opposition New Democracy party chief Antonis Samaras said he wouldn't support the package when it came to a vote in parliament, and charged that the measures would deepen Greece's recession and do little to close the country's budget gap.
"I am not prepared to consent to this demonstrably wrong policy," Samaras said in a televised statement.
The announcement knocked Greece's equity market, shaving a percentage point off an early rally in the Athens Stock Exchange, and also temporarily weakening the euro against the dollar.
The remarks came a day after Greece's cabinet broadly approved some EUR6 billion in new austerity measures to narrow Greece's budget deficit this year, as well as steps to speed up the government's ambitious privatization drive.
In the next 10 days, it will also detail a further EUR22 billion in new spending cuts and tax increases to bring the budget deficit below 1% of gross domestic product by 2015, from 10.5% last year.
In May last year, Greece narrowly avoided default with the help of a joint EUR110 billion bailout from its fellow euro-zone members and the International Monetary Fund in exchange for fixing its public finances and undertaking far reaching reforms.
But steep spending cuts and sharp tax increases taken since then have also hit the Greek economy--now in its third year of recession--with unemployment and business bankruptcies soaring.
On Tuesday, Greece's two main umbrella unions--private sector GSEE and public sector ADEDY--said they would stage a series of general strikes next month to oppose the government's latest austerity measures.
"As long as these catastrophic policies continue, we will continue with our strikes," said Stathis Anestis, spokesman for the 800,000 strong private sector union GSEE. "We are not talking about one strike, we are talking about more than one strike."
Officials at ADEDY confirmed that the two unions were looking at staging more than one general strike next month and that final decisions would be taken in the next few days.
Greece's smaller unions, especially in state-owned companies slated for privatizations have also voiced their opposition. Workers at Hellenic Postbank (GPSB.AT), where the government wants to sell-off its 34% stake this year, occupied the company's main premises earlier Tuesday and vowed to expand their protest Wednesday.
Likewise, workers at state-gambling monopoly OPAP SA (OPAP.AT), which is due to be privatized at the start of next year, have announced a 24-hour strike Wednesday.
Recently, Greece's militant power workers union, Genop, also threatened rolling 48-hour strikes opposing the new measures and plans to privatize the national utility, Public Power Corp. (PPC.AT).
-By Alkman Granitsas, Dow Jones Newswires; +30 210 331 2881;