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THe LoST CouNT... Posted by: williambanzai7 Post date: 09/27/2013 - QE....

THe LoST CouNT...

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As victims of stimulus mount

This thief must be held to account

He's bleeding us dry

His victims will die

The number of which he's lost count

The Limerick King






AiG IN SiX... Posted by: williambanzai7 Post date: 09/26/2013 - Let us not forget where and when this vast unending clusterfuck reached terminal velocity...

AiG IN SiX...

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The Evil is looking perverse

Our freedom replaced by a curse

His speeches were clear

The evil is here

Just listen to them in reverse

The Limerick King



FaT BoTToMeD GoLDMaN GiRL... Posted by: williambanzai7 Post date: 09/25/2013 - Get on your bailout bikes and ride!


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Are you gonna get bailed again tonight

Or will Uncle Sam put up a fight

Are you gonna let your trading book hang out

Fat Goldman girl

You spin the world of finance upside down


Hey, I had just a skinny NAV

Never knew Wall Street good from Wall Street bad

But I knew life before I left my trader nursery

Left alone with bailout fanny

Lord such a royal mega scammy

Heap big bailout whore you made a schtupster out of me

Hey hey!

Ive been seeing bailout scams

Across the Bloomberg wire across the land

I seen every sorry financial floozy on the way

But their wily bailout guile

Went kind of smooth for quite a while

That lowdown squid bailout whore will screw you every time

Are you gonna get bailed again tonight?

Or will Uncle Sam finally put up a fight

Oh will you take em for all they got

Fat bailout whore

You spin the world of finance upside down


Hey listen here

Now you bloated bailout pig

Doin the Paulsen bailout bonus jig

Sure aint no T-B-T-F Queen in this locality (I tell you)

Oh but we still get some pleasure

Watchin Ben fish for subprime treasure

Heap bailout whore you make circus clowns of Holder, Frank and Bernanke

Now get this

Are you gonna get bailed again tonight?

Or will Uncle Sam put up a fight

Oh will you take em for all they got

Fat Goldman girl

Will you ever get out of town?

Get on your bailout bikes and ride....

[WB7: Dear Lloyd, Please don't ever resign...You are the most sorry and visible douche bag of a target we all could ever hope for.

Keep on rocking!



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Monday, September 23, 2013



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Sunday, September 22, 2013



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QUANTITATIVE EASING by WilliamBanzai7/Colonel Flick
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USAGI UPDATE by WilliamBanzai7/Colonel Flick
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Saturday, September 21, 2013



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Friday, September 20, 2013



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Who's Who of Prominent Economists and Billionaire Investors Say that Runaway Inequality Harms the Economy Posted by : George Washington Post date: 09/27/2013 - Free Market Libertarians and Progressives Agree that If All of the Poker Chips Are Concentrated In One Hand ... The Game Stops


WITCHES BREW: FINGERS OF INSTABILITY! (PART IV) Posted by: tedbits Post date: 09/27/2013 - Fingers of Instability




$5.25 Million For Senate Hair Care And 21 Other Ways Politicians Are Living The High Life At Your Expense

Barack Obama John Boehner Nancy Pelosi Harry Reid Mitch McConnellIf you want to live the high life, you don't have to become a rap star, a professional athlete or a Wall Street banker.  All it really takes is winning an election.  Right now, more than half of all the members of Congress are millionaires, and most of them leave "public service" far wealthier than when they entered it.  Since most of them have so much money, you would think that they would be willing to do a little "belt-tightening" for the sake of the American people.  After all, things are supposedly "extremely tight" in Washington D.C. right now.  In fact, just the other day Nancy Pelosi insisted that there were "no more cuts to make" to the federal budget.  But even as they claim that things are so tough right now, our politicians continue to live the high life at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.  The statistics that I am about to share with you are very



Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Now Starting To Happen All Over The Globe

The EarthNow that "bail-ins" have become accepted practice all over the planet, no bank account and no pension fund will ever be 100% safe again.  In fact, Cyprus-style wealth confiscation is already starting to happen all around the world.  As you will read about below, private pension funds were just raided by the government in Poland, and a "bail-in" is being organized for one of the largest banks in Italy.  Unfortunately, this is just the beginning.  The precedent that was set in Cyprus is being used as a template for establishing bail-in procedures in New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe.  It is only a matter of time before we see this exact same type of thing happen in the United States as well.  From now on, anyone that keeps a large amount of money in any single bank account or retirement fund is being incredibly foolish. (Read More....)






The Ongoing Evisceration of the Middle Class... Courtesy of the Fed Posted by: Phoenix Capital... Post date: 09/23/2013 -   Finally the mainstream media is beginning to get the problems with the Federal Reserve.  


20 Ordinary Americans Talk About The Economic Despair That Is Growing Like A Cancer All Around Them

MicrophoneThere are hundreds of formerly prosperous communities all over America that are being steadily transformed into rotting, decaying hellholes.  The good paying middle class jobs that once supported those communities are long gone, and they have been replaced with low paying service jobs if they have been replaced at all.  When you visit those communities, it is almost as if all of the hope has been sucked right out of the air.  It can be absolutely heartbreaking to look into the hollow eyes of someone that has totally given in to despair, but unfortunately the number of Americans that are giving up on the economy continues to grow.  Today, the labor participation rate is the lowest that it has been in 35 years, and more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program.  It is easy to say that they should just "get a job", but as I have written about repeatedly, our economy simply is not producing enough jobs for everyone anymore.  The percentage of working age Americans with a job has remained at the same level that it was at during the worst days of the last recession, and meanwhile the quality of our jobs has continued to steadily decline.  Median household income has fallen for five years in a row, but the cost of living continues to rise rapidly.  The middle class is being systematically shredded, and poverty is growing at an alarming rate.  The U.S. economy has been in decline for a long time, and the really bad news is that it appears that this decline is about to accelerate. (Read More....)



Fed Owns More Debt Than America Amassed From Washington Through Clinton...

Women That Are Man Enough: Girls Who Run the World Posted by: Pivotfarm Post date: 09/23/2013 - Men have had their stab at making the world into what they wanted and they made a pretty poor show of it all we might say when we look at the economy.


Ted Turner: Men Should Be Barred From Political Office For 100 Years... { Indeed, Ted … but, just decades at best …  }



THIS Will Destroy Shareholder Value Posted by : Capitalist Exploits Post date: 09/24/2013 - A corporate culture that allows wasteful spending engenders fraud, corruption and systematically destroys shareholder value.

Obamacare, Washington and Wall Street Posted by: Pivotfarm Post date: 09/24/2013 - When Obamacare was thought up it was more than just a presidential pledge to woo the poverty-stricken Americans into believing (and voting) that healthcare should be provided for all and sundry and...



'It's time to make DC listen'...
Reads Green Eggs & Ham on Senate Floor...
Harry Reid says isn't real filibuster...
Obama: 'Unprecedented effort' to scare...



Another CA County Votes for Secession...


National Guard Called In To Combat Looters Raiding Flood-Ravaged CO Homes...



Quantitative Easing Worked For The Weimar Republic For A Little While Too

Wheelbarrow of Money

There is a reason why every fiat currency in the history of the world has eventually failed.  At some point, those issuing fiat currencies always find themselves giving in to the temptation to wildly print more money.  Sometimes, the motivation for doing this is good.  When an economy is really struggling, those that have been entrusted with the management of that economy can easily fall for the lie that things would be better if people just had "more money".  Today, the Federal Reserve finds itself faced with a scenario that is very similar to what the Weimar Republic was facing nearly 100 years ago.  Like the Weimar Republic, the U.S. economy is also struggling and like the Weimar Republic, the U.S. government is absolutely drowning in debt.  Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve has decided to adopt the same solution that the Weimar Republic chose.  The Federal Reserve is recklessly printing money out of thin air, and in the short-term some positive things have come out of it.  But quantitative easing worked for the Weimar Republic for a little while too.  At first, more money caused economic activity to increase and unemployment was low.  But all of that money printing destroyed faith in German currency and in the German financial system and ultimately Germany experienced an economic meltdown that the world is still talking about today.  This is the path that the Federal Reserve is taking America down, but most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening. (Read More....)



Druckenmiller Blasts "The Biggest Redistribution Of Wealth From The Poor To The Rich Ever"

Reflecting on exactly what was said yesterday, Duquesne's Stanley Druckenmiller is initially perplexed as Bernanke explained 'financial conditions' - not interest rates - have prompted the decision to forestall any taper. His confusion is that financial conditions are actually slightly better than they were in June and "a stock market at an all-time high would suggest we don't have a problem with financial conditions." While he dismisses surveys, the big-money was betting that they were going to taper as is clear from the moves in gold, bonds, and stocks; and it appears the Fed "lost their nerve." In fact, Druck continues, the Fed "blew it... they had a freebie," they could have started the process to "get us off the dope." This action, or inaction, he warns "is going to make it so much harder for the next Chairman to start the process." In fact, he concludes, that from beginning to end - once markets adjust from these subsidized prices - that the wealth effect of QE will have been negative not positive.


McCain's self-defeating Pravda op-ed can only help Putin  Washington Post (blog) ‎- by Max Fisher Senator John McCain, a frequent critic of the Kremlin, responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin's New York Times op-ed with his own, ...

{ How laughable to hear of ‘never-saw-a-war-he-didn’t-like’ neo-con mccain try to lecture the historically formidable Vladimir Putin on the ‘rule of law’. What parallel universe is senile mccain operating in? ( I’m going to even give ‘songbird’ mccain a pass on his violation of military code while a POW so criticized by his fellow POWs).The law is something that I know a lot about; from intense study and direct experience, while mccain can’t possibly say the same. After all, there are indeed a plethora of rules of law in pervasively corrupt, defacto bankrupt america. The problem is, in venal america, they are not meaningful rules of law as applied to some and not others (him and his et als in the latter category). Wow! Talk about out of touch … or maybe he’s just used to such drivel/propaganda being lapped up by the dumbed down american masses!  See    for reality!  }



5 Years After the Financial Crisis, The Big Banks Are Still Committing Massive Crimes Posted by : George Washington Post date: 09/20/2013 - Still Laundering Terrorism and Drug Money ...

This Time Around The Fed IS The Bubble Posted by: Phoenix Capital... Post date: 09/20/2013 - In the past, the Fed has been the fuel for bubbles. This time around, the Fed IS the bubble itself, with its balance sheet expansion driving ALL assets higher.

Ron Paul on U.S. Fed QE: Prepare for the Destruction of the Dollar Posted by: GoldCore Post date: 09/20/2013 - David Asman: What happens now? If it’s Yellin she'll be like Bernanke on steroids. What does that mean for our economy? Dr Paul:  Prepare for the destruction of the dollar and the crash of...



CNBC | Fed shifting a massive amount of wealth from the middle class and poor to the rich.



Too Big To Fail Is Now Bigger Than Ever Before

Lower Manhattan At Night - Photo by Hu TotyaThe too big to fail banks are now much, much larger than they were the last time they caused so much trouble.  The six largest banks in the United States have gotten 37 percent larger over the past five years.  Meanwhile, 1,400 smaller banks have disappeared from the banking industry during that time.  What this means is that the health of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley is more critical to the U.S. economy than ever before.  If they were "too big to fail" back in 2008, then now they must be "too colossal to collapse".  Without these banks, we do not have an economy.  The six largest banks control 67 percent of all U.S. banking assets, and Bank of America accounted for about a third of all business loans by itself last year.  Our entire economy is based on credit, and these giant banks are at the very core of our system of credit.  If these banks were to collapse, a brutal economic depression would be guaranteed.  Unfortunately, as you will see later in this article, these banks did not learn anything from 2008 and are being exceedingly reckless.  They are counting on the rest of us bailing them out if something goes wrong, but that might not happen next time around. (Read More....)



The Stunning Truth About Inequality In America Posted by : George Washington Post date: 09/26/2013 - Cheat Sheet on Inequality




Thanks To Obamacare, Employer-Based Health Insurance Is Becoming An Endangered Species

Obamacare 2013Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform America, and when it comes to health care he has definitely kept his promise.  Thanks to Obamacare, health care spending is up, health insurance premiums are up, the number of hours Americans are working is down and employer-based health insurance is becoming an endangered species.  Of course employer-based health insurance will not disappear completely any time soon, but it has been steadily shrinking for over a decade, and Obamacare will greatly accelerate that decline.  If you go back to 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance.  That was pretty good.  Today, only 54.9 percent of all Americans are covered by employment-based health insurance, and now thousands upon thousands of U.S. employers are considering reducing the scope of the health plans they offer to employees or eliminating them altogether due to Obamacare.  If you are thinking that this sounds like a potential nightmare for millions of Americans families, you would be exactly right. (Read More....)



Obama adviser compares Republicans to terrorists, kidnappers, arsonists...
More unions turning...
Reid: 'There's No Need For Conversations'...
SENATE CHAPLAIN: 'Lord, deliver us from governing by crisis'...
BUCHANAN TO GOP: Fix bayonets!
Only 1% says they now have insurance for the first time...
19% of healthcare pros say Americans 'will die earlier'...
MA small businesses threaten suit over premium hikes...
Reps Expose Abortion 'Slush Fund'...
McCain: Partisanship Worst He's Ever Seen...
Guest Workers Hired To Implement Obamacare...





Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media...

Bin Laden Raid 'One Big Lie'...


Pakistani Christians live in terror...


Gang member gives out-of-towners tips to avoid car jackings in Newark...


Mapping Iran's Nuclear New Normal

With President Obama now on closer talking terms with Iran's President Rouhani than the Republicans, we thought the "major geopolitical shift," that this is supposed to be should be offset with a glance at the 'known' nuclear facilities that Iran possesses as the White House proceeds along its "difficult" path to "resolution" - not not regime change...



These Are The Ten "People" Who Run The World (For The Last 20 Years)

Everyone knows that politicians are merely muppets, controlled by financial and corporate interests, injected into an anachronistic legacy represenational system designed to give the person on the street some sense of nominal control over day-to-day events. And while bankers control the flow, production and cost of money, without some means of converting labor (someone else's) into capital (their own), all the money in the world would be for nothing (and the myth that debt is wealth would be extinguished). Which leaves one true controlling agent: Corporations, or as they are better known by the Supreme Court: "people." Which is why, for all those curious who really calls the shots, below we list the top 10 corporations by market cap over the past 20 years. While the landscape has changed at the very top, the premise has not. Looking to find who has been truly in control over the past two decades? Look no further.



On This Day In History, Oil Prices Have Never Been Higher

The recent drop in WTI crude oil prices has brought out the ubiquitous "well, that's a tax cut for the US consumer" recency-biased talking-heads always looking for a silver-lining to justify something. What they fail to notice, is at $103.57, this is the highest price WTI crude oil has ever been at the end of September. The reason timing is important is the annual cycle of oil prices means comparing Summer with Winter and so on is misleading. So is the highest price ever for oil in the Fall still a positive for the economy?



T-Minus 4 Days Till Government Shutdown: The Latest Summary

With government shutdown day (now in 3-D IMAX) just four days away, some are unsure what the latest developments are in the fluid and rapidly shifting landscape of Capitol Hill. For their benefit, here is a pithy but comprehensive summary of where we stand currently.



Weekly Bull/Bear Recap: Sept 23-27th 2013

This objective report concisely summarizes important macro events over the past week. It is not geared to push an agenda. Impartiality is necessary to avoid costly psychological traps, which all investors are prone to, such as confirmation, conservatism, and endowment biases.



Bonds And Gold Bid; USD And Stocks Skid

Despite the late-day shenanigans that usually occur on a Friday (especially in light of the end-of-month proximity), the S&P closed red with its worst 6 day run in 5 weeks. The Nasdaq and the Russell managed to cling to unchanged as the Dow, Trannies, and S&P slid 1.3% or so on the week. Treasury yields fell for the 3rd week in a row with 5Y yields plunging 36% in that time - the biggest drop in 25 months. The USD fell 0.2% on the week with GBP and JPY strength the biggest drags. Silver and Copper ended unch after a very volatile week, gold the winner +1% and WTI -2% on the week. VIX was well bid, up 1.5 vols as the term structure cracked to the flattest in 4 months... and JCP is 'Breaking Bad'.



Obama's "You (Didn't) Shut That Government Down" Speech - Live Webcast

3:30 pm on a Friday, check. 4 days away before a possible government shutdown, check. Epic disagreement in the House over everything and anything, check. A president who can read but not really lead, check ("to you, Mr. Yellen"). So what comes next? The president takes the teleprompted podium, of course, and is about to do what he does best: blame the republicans. The only unknown: will the "middle class" people on the podium behind Obama be representative of the (non) deadbeat class whose credit cards have been cut off too?



Government Shutdown Odds: 40%, Nomura Estimates

In a world in which everyone has become an ultra-short term pathological gambler, and every outcome is a zero-sum prop bet, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to quantify the probability of the event that the market (for some inexplicable reason) is so transfixed on: the government shutdown (inexplicable, because anything more than a few day shutdown risks a full blown mutiny by the tens of millions of government workers). So without further ado, here is Nomura, with its "estimate" of a government shutdown on October 1: 40%.



The Big-Picture Economy, Part 5: The State, Taxes And The Shredding Social Contract

As the state borrows trillions of dollars to support its Aristocracy and dependents, its debt skyrockets. The political Aristocracy expects the tax donkeys will carry a heavier burden without revolting, and the 60% "tyranny of the majority" who pay little but collect enough to get by will be wary of risking their benefits by resisting the existing political-financial kleptocracy. In terms of democracy, the tax donkeys are trapped; they can't match the tens of millions in political contributions of the top .5%, and the 60% below them will support the status quo out of fear that the alternative could be even worse. Politically, the system is unbreakable. Financially, it is unsustainable.



Chart Of The Day: Heroin Vs Keith Richards

The perfect analogy.



Meanwhile, Billionaires Have Big Problems

They say "money can't buy happiness" (though it will pay for the search) and it seems despite all their billions, Tesla's Elon Musk and Amazon's Jeff Bezos just can't find a happy middle ground over the control of a historic launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. According to Bloomberg, SpaceX (Musk), and Blue Origin (Bezos) intend to ramp up their launch schedules and "there are a limited number of East Coast established launch sites." Of course, in the new normal we live in, both sides have taken the higher ground and are trying to get Congress' attention, "it doesn’t matter if you’re making buggy whips or rockets, the way to get Congress’ attention is to hire a lobbyist," and sure enough the letters are flying. And after all: what billionaire can be truly satisfied unless they own a rocket launch pad?



Thorsten Heins' "Punishment" For Destroying BlackBerry: A $55 Million Golden Parachute

While it is not entirely accurate to blame the ignominious downfall of RIMM BlackBerry on current CEO Thorsten Heins, who only took over from Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsille in early 2012 at a time when the company's decline into irrelevance was already in progress, it is safe to say that the amount of stockholder value destruction under Heins' watch has been unprecedented. As such, one would imagine that the compensation for Heins is "equitable" to his value created for the company and its shareholders, i.e. zero. One would be wrong: as it turns out, and as Reuters reports, in the case of an "exit" event, such as the (faux) $4.7 billion LBO by FairFax Holdings at a price that is just shy of it decade (and longer) lows Heins will profit handsomely, and certainly make far more money than anyone who was long BBRY under his watch. Because the golden parachute that awaits the German, is valued at a whopping $55 million: an amount he will pocket no matter how said exit is achieved, and at what price (or rather cost) to shareholders.



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Senate Votes On Stopgap Spending Bill - Live Webcast

Update: Senate Achieves 60 Votes to Advance Stop-Gap Spending Measure

The vote in the Senate to pass a stopgap spending bill/continuing resolution that strips out the Obamacare defunding provision has begun. It will promptly pass and be sent back to the House where the confused wrangling (see "Plan C") among the GOP will resume. Watch it live.



When Bubbles Fail: Albert Edwards Explains What Happens When The Fed Can No Longer Contain The Fury Of The "99%"

"They’re at it again! US inequality is surging and the Fed has created another house price boom. Does this matter? Well I think so. But who cares what I think. Warren Buffet, Bill Gross and Stanley Druckenmiller think it matters. Clients marvel at how the US profits’ share of GDP remains so high and that labour remains so weak. Marc Faber said recently that in postponing the QE taper, we have merely climbed to a higher diving board. I go further. I see growing inequality draining the swimming pool dry. The crunch, when it comes, will be ugly"...  Investors should make no mistake. The anger of the 99% will ultimately not be bought off by yet another central bank inspired housing bubble, engineered to pacify them and divert their attention as their real incomes fall and inequality continues to grow." - Albert Edwards


Desperate MSM Moves to Kill Off Article Comments

Paul Joseph Watson | New wave of online censorship as establishment panics about losing ability to dictate reality.


Govt. Refusing to Turn Over Crucial Evidence in Dzhokhar’s Death Penalty Case

Julie Wilson | Government’s stance: ‘Look, we know what we have and you don’t need to know about it.’


Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden Raid “One Big Lie”

Paul Joseph Watson | Pulitzer-prize wining journalist slams “pathetic” US media for failing to challenge White House.


Newly Declassified Government Documents: Pre 9/11 Bin Laden Hijack Plot Was Ignored By US Intelligence

Steve Watson | No one believed al Qaeda, Taliban could pull it off.


Insurance Giants that Wrote and Lobbied for Healthcare Law Cash In

Adan Salazar | Top 8 health insurance firms’ stocks rise since Obamacare implementation.


Police Debut Stun Cuffs: Electroshock Restraints More Powerful Than Tasers

Kit Daniels | “Stop resisting,” said the officer during testing.


Ron Paul Promotes Voluntaryism on Jay Leno

Julie Wilson | “Do you think people do things only because the government tells them to do it?”


Government is a Suicide Bomber

Kurt Nimmo | The U.S. government is the largest and most lethal terrorist organization in the world.


 Gold rallies more than 1% on U.S. fiscal worries

Reuters | Gold rises on the prospect of another fiscal cliff.


National Bank of Panama Suspend their Services this Weekend

La Prensa | National Bank of Panama (BNP) suspended its services.


Detroit looks to White House to turn the lights back on

Washington Examiner | Four top Obama administration officials will travel to Detroit on Friday.


Govt. Refusing to Turn Over Crucial Evidence in Dzhokhar’s Death Penalty Case

Julie Wilson | Government’s stance: ‘Look, we know what we have and you don’t need to know about it.’


Newly Declassified Government Documents: Pre 9/11 Bin Laden Hijack Plot Was Ignored By US Intelligence

Steve Watson | No one believed al Qaeda, Taliban could pull it off.


Insurance Giants that Wrote and Lobbied for Healthcare Law Cash In

Adan Salazar | Top 8 health insurance firms’ stocks rise since Obamacare implementation.


Police Debut Stun Cuffs: Electroshock Restraints More Powerful Than Tasers

Kit Daniels | “Stop resisting,” said the officer during testing.


Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden Raid “One Big Lie”

Paul Joseph Watson | Pulitzer-prize wining journalist slams “pathetic” US media for failing to challenge White House.


Senator Says Politics Have Reached Civil War Levels

National Journal | Sen. Tom Harkin to Congress: “We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history.”


Government is a Suicide Bomber

Kurt Nimmo | The U.S. government is the largest and most lethal terrorist organization in the world.


NSA: Some used spying power to snoop on lovers

CNN | NSA officers spied on love interests.


Some Got Warning To Avoid Westgate Before Bloody Siege

Paul Joseph Watson | NIS officials told family members not to visit shopping mall.


 U.S. Senator: We don’t need to defund Obamacare; it will collapse on its own

Natural News | A leading U.S. senator says there is no need to try to defund Obamacare, because he and other lawmakers believe that the law will simply collapse in on itself.


Gov Targets Private Bank Accounts: Seizes Funds Of Innocent Americans Without Charge or Trial

Mac Slavo | Do you still keep a hefty portion of your savings in a U.S. bank?

Obama Has Raised Debt Ceiling Seven Times, Costing $43,000 Per Household

The Foundry | Did you know that since President Obama came into office, the debt limit has been raised seven times?


Who Is Happiest When The UN Is In Town?

Zero Hedge | Not everyone loathes this insipid and meaningless annual ritual.



Obamacare, Washington and Wall Street Posted by: Pivotfarm Post date: 09/24/2013 - When Obamacare was thought up it was more than just a presidential pledge to woo the poverty-stricken Americans into believing (and voting) that healthcare should be provided for all and sundry and...




'Senate Republicans not interested in winning'...
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Wedding tax?
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MCCONNELL: Obamacare WILL fall apart...

IRS Watchdog: $67 Million Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund...




THe CoNTiNuouS FaRCe oF BiG NoSe JaMie... Posted by: williambanzai7 Post date: 09/23/2013 - Fulla Bologna!


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GALLUP: Belief That Gov't Too Powerful Hits Record High...

Parisian cat cafe offers 'purr therapy'...

Brazil's president hammers Obama over spying...

'Serious violation of human rights, disrespect to sovereignty of my country'...

'Without the right of privacy, there is no real freedom of speech'...

REPORT: Michelle O has nearly 2 million FAKE TWITTER followers...

T-MINUS 6 DAYS: Not plan president sold America...

Horror stories emerge: Family's premiums triple...

Doctors Brace for Surge of Patients...

Frustration Mounts...

Many small-business exchanges not ready...

SPOOKED: Obama taps 'Secretary of Explaining Stuff' to sell...



IN MEMORY OF MRS BaNZai7... Posted by : williambanzai7 Post date: 09/24/2013 - This one's for you Mom...


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My Mom passed away two weeks ago today.

Many of you know that she was an avid reader of Zero Hedge.

While it is true that she read every Banzai7 post including all of the comments and links, she also read many of the other posts on the site, particularly those that she was able to navigate without a background in finance (try though she did).

My Mom and Dad both survived the worst hardship and suffering inflicted in the middle of the last century, in particular WWII.

It is no surprise she hated everything about war and the corruption that we know goes with it.

Consequently, she was one of my two main barometers when it came to measuring the current state of world affairs against the past, the other being my Dad.

As I have mentioned, she was appalled by everything that has happened since 9/11 and more recently the kleptofascist freakshow we call Wall Street and Vichy DC. For a person in her mid-eighties, she had an uncanny grasp of what was happening and made no secret of it. She got some of the names mixed up at times, Ben Corzine, Lloyd Bernanke etc., but she knew the score.

Her demise was unexpected and although she was thoroughly disgusted by current events, I am pleased to report that she was cheerfully living a pleasant and active life style to the very end.

I was with her during her final moments via two iPads and made a point of telling her, among other important things, that we were not going to war in Syria and I am sure she heard what I said about the latest episode of the Obozo show.

Rather than keeping this to myself, I have decided to share it with you for two reasons.

First, many of you have said some very nice things here that were meant as a compliment to her. I want you to know that those comments did not go unnoticed and genuinely made her day. They served as a direct affirmation of her unequivocable support for what I have been doing since 2008.

On her behalf, thank you.

Second, as I now do these posts I am still comforted by the warm feeling of knowing how much she approved. I won't be able to review the posts with her daily on Skype (sorry NSA), but I know what she would have thought and that just quadruples my resolve to keep doing what I am doing.


It is  estimated that 250 people attended Mom's memorial service, a standing room only crowd.

This was a person who touched many people in a positive way and will be deeply missed in her community.

During all the frustration we have experienced during the past several years she would constantly recite the serenity prayer:


“Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”


Wise words to follow.

This one's for you Mom...


Your loving son,








Looking at guns in Mexico and at some farmers that take law into their own hands Posted by : hedgeless_horseman Post date: 09/23/2013 - "My daughter was raped and abducted," said a Mexican farmer.  President Obama says, "What's different in America is it's easy to get your hands on a gun."


Islamic Terror Groups Are Killing Christians All Over The World And Obama Wants Us To Ally With Them

2013 Westgate shopping mall terrorist incident in Nairobi, Kenya - Photo by Anne KnightOver the past couple of days, we have witnessed some absolutely horrific examples of Islamic terror groups specifically targeting Christians and those from other non-Muslim religions.  Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon.  Radical Islamic jihadists are constantly attacking churches and slaughtering Christians all over the planet.  The recent events in Pakistan, Kenya and Egypt may have taken this persecution to a new level, but this is just the continuation of a trend that has been building for years.  Unfortunately, Barack Obama does not seem too concerned about Islamic terrorism.  In fact, he specifically directed that “all references to Islam” be removed from terrorism training materials that the federal government uses.  If that wasn’t bad enough, now Obama is actually supplying weapons to the radical jihadist rebels that want to take over Syria, and he appears to be very ready to use the U.S. military to attack the Assad regime directly if “negotiations” with the Syrian government fail.  In essence, Obama wants the United States to be allies with psychotic jihadists that have the exact same radical philosophy that those who are killing Christians in Pakistan, Kenya and Egypt have. (Read More.....)

Spy Agencies Are Doing WHAT? Posted by: George Washington Post date: 09/23/2013 - New Revelations Are Breaking Every Day

Revelations about the breathtaking scope of government spying are coming so fast that it's time for an updated roundup:

*  The government is spying on essentially everything we do. It is not just "metadata" ... although that is enough to destroy your privacy

*  The government has adopted a secret interpretation of the Patriot Act which allows it to pretend that "everything" is relevant ... so it spies on everyone.  For example, the NSA "oversight" court believes the mere claim that terrorists use the phone system is enough to show that all phone records are relevant

*  NSA whistleblowers say that the NSA collects all of our conversations word-for-word

*  It's not just the NSA ... Many other agencies, like the FBI and IRS – concerned only with domestic issues - spy on Americans as well. The Drug Enforcement Administration has had direct access to AT&T phone records for 25 years

*  The information gained through spying is shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally "launder" the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way ... and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges

*  The Department of Health and Human Services will also have access to vast quantities of sensitive federal data on Americans as part of Obamacare (here's the underlying Government Accountability Office report)

*  The NSA not only shares our information with other American agencies, it also gives personal, sensitive unfiltered information on Americans to Israel and other foreign nations

*  And it's not only governments.  Private contractors can also view all of your data (and the government isn’t keeping track of which contractors see your data and which don’t). And because background checks regarding some contractors are falsified, it is hard to know the types of people that might have your information.  Indeed, private contractors are involved in spying on behalf of governments world-wide

*  It's not just your computer and your phone. It is well-documented that the government may be spying on us through cars and buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our smart meters, and in many other ways

*  Top counter-terror experts say that the government’s mass spying doesn't keep us safe

*  Indeed, they say that mass spying actually hurts U.S. counter-terror efforts (more here and here)

*  They say we can, instead, keep everyone safe without violating the Constitution ... more cheaply and efficiently than the current system

*  There is no real oversight by Congress, the courts, or the executive branch of government. And see this and this.

*  Indeed, most Congress members had no idea what the NSA is doing. Even staunch defenders of the NSA - and congress members on the intelligence oversight committees - now say they've been kept in the dark

*  A Federal judge who was on the secret spying court for 3 years says that it's a kangaroo court

*  Even the current judges on the secret spying court now admit that they're out of the loop and powerless to exercise real oversight.

*  When these judges raised concerns about NSA spying, the Justice Department completely ignored them

*  A former U.S. president says that the spying program shows that we no longer have a functioning democracy

*  The chairs of the 9/11 Commission say that NSA spying has gone way too far

*  Top constitutional experts say that Obama and Bush are worse than Nixon ... and the Stasi East Germans

*  While the government initially claimed that mass surveillance on Americans prevented more than 50 terror attacks, the NSA’s deputy director John Inglis walked that position back all the way to saying that – at the mostone (1) plot might have been disrupted by the bulk phone records collection alone. In other words, the NSA can't prove that stopped any terror attacks. The government greatly exaggerated an alleged recent terror plot for political purposes (and promoted the fearmongering of serial liars). The argument that recent terror warnings show that NSA spying is necessary is so weak that American counter-terrorism experts have slammed it as "crazy pants"

*  You're much more likely to be killed by brain-eating amoeba, lightning or a toddler than by terrorism. Even President Obama admits that you're much less likely to be killed by terrorists than a car accident. So the government has resorted to lamer and lamer excuses to try to justify mass surveillance

*  Experts say that the spying program is illegal, and is exactly the kind of thing which King George imposed on the American colonists ... which led to the Revolutionary War

*  A Harvard law school professor - and director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University - says:

"The NSA has mounted a systematic campaign against the foundations of American power: constitutional checks and balances, technological leadership, and market entrepreneurship. The NSA scandal is no longer about privacy, or a particular violation of constitutional or legislative obligations. The American body politic is suffering a severe case of auto-immune disease: our defense system is attacking other critical systems of our body".

*  The top counter-terrorism Czar under Clinton and Bush says that revealing NSA spying programs does not harm national security

*  The feds are considering prosecuting the owner of a private email company - who shut down his business rather than turning over records to the NSA - for refusing to fork over the information and keep quiet. This is a little like trying to throw someone in jail because he's died and is no longer paying taxes

*  Whistleblowers on illegal spying have no "legal" way to get the information out

*  Spying started before 9/11 ... and various excuses have been used to spy on Americans over the years

*  Governments and big corporations are doing everything they can to destroy anonymity

*  Mass spying creates an easy mark for hackers. Indeed, the Pentagon now sees the collection of "big data" as a "national security threat" ... but the NSA is the biggest data collector on the planet, and thus provides a tempting mother lode of information for foreign hackers

*  Mass surveillance by the NSA directly harms internet companies, Silicon Valley, California … and the entire U.S. economy.  For example, Facebook lost 11 millions users as of April mainly due to privacy concerns (and that was before the Snowden revelations).  And see these reports from Boingboing and the Guardian

*  IT and security professionals are quite concerned about government spying

*  Some people make a lot of money off of mass spying. But the government isn't using the spying program to stop the worst types of lawlessness

*  The NSA spying program is unambiguously being used for industrial espionage, by spying on large foreign corporations, and the biggest financial payments systems such as VISA and Swift.  Indeed, in a slide leaked by Edward Snowden, "economic" was one of the main justifications for spying

*  The top U.S. spy's justifications for such financial spying is not very reassuring:

"We collect this information for many important reasons: for one, it could provide the United States and our allies early warning of international financial crises which could negatively impact the global economy. It also could provide insight into other countries' economic policy or behavior which could affect global markets."

*  Top financial experts say that the NSA and other intelligence agencies are using the information to  profit from this inside information

*  The Wall Street Journal reported that the NSA spies on Americans’ credit card transactions.  Many other agencies are doing the same. In fact, virtually all U.S. intelligence agencies – including the CIA and NSA – are going to spy on Americans’ finances. The IRS will also be spying on Americans’ shopping records, travel, social interactions, health records and files from other government investigators

*  Polls show that the public doesn’t believe the NSA … and thinks that the government has gone way too far in the name of terrorism

*  While leaker Edward Snowden is treated as a traitor by the fatcats and elites, he is considered a hero by the American public.  Members of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government have all praised the debate on spying which Snowden's leaks started

*  The heads of the intelligence services have repeatedly been caught lying about spying. And even liberal publications are starting to say that Obama has been intentionally lying about spying. The government claimed that most spying programs ended in 2011, when - in fact - they were expanded that year

*  Obama says he'll rein in spying ... but his words and deeds indicate that he won't.  Indeed, Obama appointed the fox to guard the chicken coop. No wonder only 11% of Americans trust Obama to actually do anything to rein in spying

*  A huge majority of Americans wants the director of intelligence - Clapper - prosecuted for perjury One of the chairs of the 9/11 Commission agrees

*  While the Obama administration is spying on everyone in the country – it is at the same time the most secretive administration ever (background). That’s despite Obama saying he’s running the most transparent administration ever

*  The NSA treats the American people with contempt.  For example, Spiegel notes:

"The authors of the [NSA slides] draw a comparison with "1984," ... revealing the agency's current view of smartphones and their users. "Who knew in 1984 that this would be Big Brother …" the authors ask, in reference to a photo of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. And commenting on photos of enthusiastic Apple customers and iPhone users, the NSA writes: "… and the zombies would be paying customers?

*  Worse, the intelligence agencies often view normal, true-blue Americans as potential terrorists (and see this)

*  A Congressman noted that - even if a mass surveillance program is started for good purposes - it will inevitably turn into a witch hunt

*  There are indications that the spy agencies aren't just passively gathering information, but are actively using it in mischievous ways

*  Surveillance can be used to frame you if someone in government happens to take a dislike to you

*  Government spying has always focused on crushing dissent … not on keeping us safe

*  An NSA whistleblower says that the NSA is spying on – and blackmailing – top government officials and military officers (and see this)

*  High-level US government officials have warned for 40 years that mass surveillance would lead to tyranny in America

*  A top NSA whistleblower says that the only way to fix things is to fire all of the corrupt government officials who let it happen. As the polls above show, the American public is starting to wake up to that fact






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He's starting to feel like a whore

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Are You Prepared For An Extremely Bitterly Cold Winter? Solar Activity Is At A 100 Year Low

Snowpocalypse - Photo by E4117

Are you ready for bone chilling cold this winter?  The Old Farmer’s Almanac and other weather forecasters that rely on solar activity as a factor in their weather forecasts are projecting that this upcoming winter will be bitterly cold.  Solar activity is at a 100 year low, and even though we were supposed to be in the midst of a solar maximum this year, our sun has been eerily quiet.  So precisely what in the world is going on?  There have been other periods throughout history when solar activity has been extraordinarily quiet, and those times have corresponded with periods of extreme cold.  For example, the “Maunder Minimum” which stretched from 1645 to 1715 corresponded with the most bitterly cold period that the earth experienced in the last 1000 years.  So could we be heading toward another “mini-ice age”?  That is a question that some scientists are now beginning to ask.

Clearly, something unusual is happening with our sun.  The following is from a Universe Today article that was posted back in (Read More....)