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Tax policy for manufacturing jobs carrots or sticks? When it comes to U.S. manufacturing jobs, more Americans support the punishment than the enticement. (Washington Post) [ Oh yeah! That all sounds great, election year and all. But, not even on paper. You can’t unring the bell. Moreover, even if you could ‘unring the bell’, like retooling, there’s time and expense. Structurally, even if america wasn’t defacto bankrupt, who’d bear the costs of such incentives which would have to be so huge so as to be prohibitive (the wage cost disparity). In other words, any such policy would require as we’ve already seen government subsidies that are literally unsustainable and otherwise uneconomic in terms of generating profits / surplus. Then there’s the fed’s pro wall street, crowding out effect - 10 Things That Every American Should Know About The Federal Reserve  Eco.Coll.Blog http://albertpeia.com/10thingsmustknowaboutfedreserve.htm  #1 The Federal Reserve System Is A Privately Owned Banking Cartel #2 The Federal Reserve System Is A Perpetual Debt Machine #3 The Federal Reserve Has Destroyed More Than 96% Of The Value Of The U.S. Dollar #4 The Federal Reserve Can Bail Out Whoever It Wants To With No Accountability #5 The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks Not To Lend Money #6 The Federal Reserve Creates Artificial Economic Bubbles That Are Extremely Damaging #7 The Federal Reserve System Is Dominated By The Big Wall Street Banks #8 It Is Not An Accident That We Saw The Personal Income Tax And The Federal Reserve System Both Come Into Existence In 1913 #9 The Current Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, Has A Nightmarish Track Record Of Incompetence #10 The Federal Reserve Has Become Way Too Powerful 

 

White House was warned about Solyndra layoffs E-mails show Energy Dept. asked firm in October 2010 to delay news of layoffs until after midterm vote. (Washington Post) [ Those unaffordably costly jobs { to pad stats - Drudgereport: Obama Economists Admit: 'Stimulus' Cost $278,000 per Job...  }  and those unaffordably costly cars { to pad sales - Drudgereport (on Government Motors): REPORT: Chevy Volt Costing Taxpayers Up to $250K Per Vehicle...  CAVUTO: Volt sales inflated with taxpayer fleet buys...  }       and those unaffordably costly military industrial complex welfare programs .  The ‘so-called improvement’? At what cost for election appearances only?  (34 Shocking Facts About U.S. Debt That Should Set America On Fire With Anger  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com    http://albertpeia.com/34shockingfactsaboutusdebt.htm   We have all been lied to.  For decades, the leaders of both major political parties have promised us that they can fix our current system and that they can get our national debt under control.  As the 2012 election approaches, they are making all kinds of wild promises once again.  Well you know what?  It is all a giant sham.  The United States has gotten into so much debt that there will be no coming back from this.  The current system is irretrievably broken Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff, the U.S. is facing a "fiscal gap" of over 200 trillion dollars in the future.  The following is a brief excerpt from a recent article that he did for CNN...The government's total indebtedness -- its fiscal gap -- now stands at $211 trillion.. The fiscal gap is the difference, measured in present value, between all projected future spending obligations -- including our huge defense expenditures and massive entitlement programs, as well as making interest and principal payments on the official debt -- and all projected future taxes#33 If you add up all forms of debt in the United States (government, business and consumer), it comes to more than 56 trillion dollars.  That is more than $683,000 per family).

 

The frauds on wall street et als should be criminally prosecuted, jailed, fined, and disgorgement imposed!  Train Reading: The Stock Market Is (Criminally) Insane The Wall Street Journal  , [ STOCKS RALLY DESPITE BAD NEWS: Here's What You Need To Know Business Insider , http://albertpeia.com/22signsglobalrecessiondepression.htm  ] Full moon helps keep lunatics huge suckers rally going with across the board media et als complicity (infra). This will all end quite badly and is much like the floating on air stock price scenario that preceded the dot.com and most recent, continuing debacles. This global suckers rally is based on market frothing hopium for unaffordable, contraindicated, failed QE/wall street only welfare (which is being injected sub rosa, see infra), bad news, fraud, b***s***, and desperation alone, as suckers rallies ushered in the new year in a most preposterous fashion [Forget the January Effect”… Instead Skousen http://www.investmentu.com/2010/December/january-effect-vs-siegel-indicator.html  http://albertpeia.com/forgetthejanuaryeffect.htm  , INVESTORS, SKIP THE 'JANUARY INDICATOR' FOR STOCKS Jan. 26, 2012 Mark Hulbert [ the frauds on wall street still shootin for the superstitious so-called January effect based on based on market frothing hopium for unaffordable, contraindicated, failed QE/wall street only welfare, bad news, fraud, b***s***, and desperation alone to suck suckers in and keep suckers sucked in! Dont be their fool! Mohammed El Erian gets this and to Frank Motek 1070am relates that hes using the up moves to reduce risk assets / stocks / exposure, in other words, hes selling the rallies which is sound advice. The fundamentals/realities, current and prospective, are worse than ever. There are no systems/formulas for these unprecedentedly dire times. Dont be their sucker! This is an especially great opportunity to sell / take profits because theres much, much worse to come! Heres a simple chart of the Dows history  http://albertpeia.com/dowjonesindavghistory.htm  . Keep in mind how lowly the dollars become in terms of purchasing power and relative to metals as ie., gold, etc.. Dont be scammed by the frauds on wall street, et als.] with lingering intoxication an explanation as the printing presses and issuance of worthless insurmountable debt paper are in full throttle globally (a testament to global blindness as the blind follow the blind) making this impending disaster at this time an especially great opportunity to sell / take profits because theres much, much worse to come! jersey-lautenberg based adp with 100% better than expectations private sector jobs number? Nobody thinks so (infra)! Scandal scarred commerce department data? Labor dept. ue claims / ue numbers? Only a fool believes what they say! ( After One Month Respite, Pink Slips Are Flying Again, Lies, Damned Lies, and (Unemployment) Statistics Mac Slavo | The actual unemployment rate in the United States is in excess of 22%.  NFP Payrolls At 200K, Expected At 155K; Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.5%, Labor Force Participation At Lowest Since 1984.. Yet the unemployment rate trickery still continues, with labor force participation (prior revised), now at a 27 year low of 64%, and the labor force itself declined by 50K from 153,937 to 153,887. In fact, persons not in the labor force have increased by 7.5 million since January 2007! Bottom line - dropping out of labor statistics is the new killing it.  http://www.albertpeia.com/laborparticipationrate.jpg ,  ) The same for the conference board which came in with 100% better than expected consumer confidence, which is preposterous even taking into consideration the ultimate bootstrap bubble stock price weighting in same. The lack of politicians at S&P/Case/Shiller showed a different picture: house prices in 20 major metropolitan areas declined 1.2 percent on an unadjusted basis in October after falling 0.7 percent the prior month. ( US Economic Data Reporting Now Officially A Farce: Every Economic Data Point Prints 4+ Std Devs Above Consensus Zero Hedge ) Watch for more fake reports / data / and spin in their infinite political desperation both here and across the sea, and suckers rallies to suck suckers in and keep suckers sucked in! [ The Currency Wars http://www.albertpeia.com/rickardsgrantboltoninterviewvideo.htm  ,  David Rosenberg On The Depression, The ECB, MF Global As A Canary In The Coalmine... All With A Surprise Ending,  This is No Cyclical Recession It is a Secular DE-pression MF GLOBAL EXPLAINED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLt05sN7vK0&feature=player_embedded  [causal links between OTC derivatives, the financial crisis of 2008, Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Jon Corzine and MF Global, Quantitative Easing Explained  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k  ,   Famed economist predicts economic calamity in 2012. See the evidence.   http://w3.newsmax.com/a/aftershockb/video.cfm   50% unemployment & 90% Dow crash also predicted. Newsmax   ,  Economic / Financial Collapse Imminent Stansberry  Investment Advisory http://www.albertpeia.com/stansberrysinvestmentadvisory.flv    Harry Dent, Jr. Economy will be in a Depression by 2011 Dow will Fall to 3,800 4,500 by 2012 Nasdaq will Fall Below 1,100, its 2002 low, by late 2010 or mid-2012 at the latest. U.S. Dollar will Decline Housing will Decline by 40 60% from Todays Levels Greatest Economic and Banking Crisis since the 1930s will Occur Between 2010 and 2012). , ‘…technical pattern is predicting the S&P plunges to 935Bank of America via Zero Hedge  Mary Ann Bartels, Bank of America's Head of Technical and Market Analysis , 935 is nothing; the S&P 500 will crash to 579.57United-ICAP's Walter Zimmerman (via WSJ's Tom Kilgore) is a technical analyst who has been looking at the charts and they're telling him that the S&P is headed for 579.57…’   ,  The Financial Crisis Of 2008 Was Just A Warm Up Act For The Economic Horror Show That Is Coming  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com http://albertpeia.com/2008crisisjustwarmupforcomingcollapse.htm Why earnings will continue to decline MarketWatch , ,  The High Cost of 0% Rate Feb 8th, 2012 (24hGold) The interminable extension by the US Federal Reserve on the 0% rate into 2014 represents history in the making. It is the adoption of pure heresy in monetary policy, making it mainstream. Worse, it forces foreign central banks to adopt the same destructive policy in the Competing Currency War. Once upon a time, the highest priests from the central bank would admit in a guiding tone that accommodation on interest rates must be temporary. Nowadays it is engrained in the market mindset and permanent in monetary policy. The chronic 0% means the entire financial and monetary system is totally irreparably broken…’ ,  Dollar and America on the Road to Ruin Greg Hunter 2-8-12 By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com  (revised) In the last week or so, Ive noticed an unusual amount of really well written and researched articles warning of impending doom and financial horror.  These articles are not written by a bunch of angry uneducated bloggers but by money managers, investors and financial writers.  All are people who got it right leading up to the meltdown of 2008, and my bet is they are right again.  The mainstream media (MSM) told you after the 2008 crash, Nobody saw that coming, which is a bold faced lie that will not work again,  Kiss Hopes Of Chinese Easing Goodbye: January Inflation In China Soars To Highest Since October  Are Government Unions Out Of Control? An InfographicGreek Meeting Ends Without Conclusion: LAOS Head Refuses To Sign DealDiamond Foods Fires CEO, CFO After Audit Committee Finds Books Have Been "Cooked" For The Past Two YearsFirst, small momo-favorite companies. Next: entire nations. Finally: the all-seeing, all-dancing central banks,  Bill Gross Explains The European PonziNot like it is news, but... Out of one pocket, into another,  S&P Threatens US With Another Downgrade In As Little As 6 MonthsBernanke Talks His Book  : Bruce Krasting : 02/08/2012 He's in the process of ruining the country. ,  Ter·ror·ist (Noun): Anyone Who Disagrees with the Government : George Washington : 02/08/2012 - 01:03 Any American Who Criticizes the Government May Be Labeled a Terrorist  , Ponzi Proof: Trustee says MF Global sustained itself on customer funds Washington Post | An estimated $1.2 billion of customer money was looted from accounts at MF Global ,  Jobless Decline Masks Drop in U.S. Labor Force Feb 8th, 2012 (Bloomberg) The unemployment rates unexpected drop to a three-year low has overshadowed a less-positive labor- market development: fewer Americans are looking for work.Last weeks Labor Department announcement that the jobless rate fell to 8.3 percent in January sent stocks and bond yields higher. The same report showed the share of working-age people in the labor force had declined to the lowest level in 29 years,     Andy Hicks In 2010, inventory restocking contributed most to U.S GDP growth. In 2011, it was the rebound of private investment due to Obama's capital equipment tax credit contributing most to U.S GDP growth. The U.S. consumer, though, hasn't really been jumpstarted over the past two years. That is why earnings multiples on the S&P 500 continued to decrease, despite stellar earnings growth from emerging markets. Last week's Q4'11 GDP numbers confirmed, for me, that 2012 will be another year with little U.S. consumer growth, and that earnings multiples for most companies (even those companies named after fruit) will likely continue to compress as we head further into this year…’ ,  Yes, It Is Halftime In America So Now Is The Time To Get Your Financial Priorities In Order ECB  http://albertpeia.com/halftimeinamerica.htm  ,  Why Is Global Shipping Slowing Down So Dramatically?  ECB http://albertpeia.com/globalshipslowingdramatically.htm  If the global economy is not heading for a recession, then why is global shipping slowing down so dramatically?  Many economists believe that measures of global shipping such as the Baltic Dry Index are leading economic indicators.  In other words, they change before the overall economic picture changes.  For example, back in early 2008 the Baltic Dry Index began falling dramatically  , Better Safe than Sorry - A Top Seems to be Forming Maierhofer  ,  China's Road to Becoming a Reserve Currency The Wall Street Journal , Believe In A Return To The Gold Standard? You Are Now Officially An Extremist According To The FBI  Greek Economy Implodes: Budget Revenues Tumble 7% In January On Expectation Of 9% Rise Unadjusted Consumer Credit Soars By Most Since Peak Of Credit Bubble In August 2007, Third Highest Ever  As some may remember those long ago days of January, when the market was not still lost in the latest bout of QE-hopium induced euphoria, December sales missed expectations, following even more disappointing November sales, despite propaganda channel promises that the 2011 shopping season was the "strongest ever"... and yet, many were wondering where did the already cash-strapped US consumer procure the cash to shop as much as they did, even if it was well below a record level. Now we know: it was on credit…’ , Spiegel: "It's Time To End The Greek Rescue Farce"Illusion of Recovery: Feelings Versus Facts The Burning Platform | The false storyline last week was the dramatic surge in new jobs. ,  Ron Paul Warns Of Federal Reserve Power Grab: Infowars Nightly News Prisonplanet.com | Ron Paul has warned that a new agency is itself an unconstitutional monster that will further degrade the financial health of the country. ,    The people out there that believe that the U.S. economy is experiencing a permanent recovery and that very bright days are ahead for us should have their heads examined.  Unfortunately, what we are going through right now is simply just a period of "hopetimism" between two financial crashes.  Things may seem relatively stable right now, but it won't last long.  The truth is that the financial crisis of 2008 was just a warm up act for the economic horror show that is coming.  Nothing really got fixed after the crash of 2008.  We are living in the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world, and it has gotten even bigger since then.  The "too big to fail" banks are larger now than they have ever been.  Americans continue to run up credit card balances like there is no tomorrow.  Tens of thousands of manufacturing facilities and millions of jobs continue to leave the country.  We continue to consume far more than we produce and we continue to become poorer as a nation.  None of the problems that caused the crisis of 2008 have been solved and we are even weaker financially than we were back then.  , Presenting The "Rise Of The HFT Machine" - Visual Confirmation How SkyNet Broke The Stock Market On US Downgrade DayZero Hedge has not been focusing much on the topic of our broken equity markets recently because if by now, following over three years of coverage, someone is not aware just how fragmented, manipulated and largely broken the market truly is, they never will. Yet every now and then it worth reminding readers who may have stumbled on this blog recently, just how bad things are in graphic format. Our friends at Nanex, who are by far the best forensic analysts of everything that is busted with the US stock market, have completed a masterpiece analysis showing the churning (packet traffic) in the various fragmented US market venues, from the NYSE to the Nasdaq to BATS and so forth, on a daily basis beginning in January 2007 and continuing through today. While the "rise of the HFT machine" over the past 5 years, following the adoption of Reg NMS, will hardly be a surprise to most, what is stunning is the first animated confirmation of the market terminally breaking on August 5, 2011, the day the US was downgraded, an observation that first was made right here on Zero Hedge. Which begs the question: what really happened in the stock market on August 5, 2011 when the US was downgraded to AA+, when everything literally broke, who is intervening constantly in the stock market, and why are they doing so via various HFT intermediary mechanisms? ,    Contrary to Government Claims of 243,000 Jobs Created, Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Were Actually LOST In January Washingtons Blog | Government Misrepresents Employment Picture. , Citigroup: Risk of Greek Exit From Euro Has Risen to 50%  The Wall Street Journal ,  Fixed-Income ETFs Rally Despite Europe's Pending Recession  Motley Fool  , Greece Has No Idea What Its Gotten Itself Into February 6th, 2012 http://gainspainscapital.com ..  the next round of the Euro Crisis is now at our doorstep. Indeed, this latest short-covering rally in the Euro (Euro shorts were at a record high) looks ready to end and reverse ..  ,  , Guest Post: What If We're Beyond Mere Policy Tweaks?The mainstream view uniting the entire political spectrum is that all our financial problems can be fixed by what amounts to top-down, centralized policy tweaks and regulation: for example, tweaking policies to "tax the rich," limit the size of "too big to fail" financial institutions, regulate credit default swaps, lower the cost of healthcare (a.k.a. sickcare), limit the abuses of student loans to pay for online diploma mills, and on and on and on. But what if the rot is already beyond the reach of more top-down policy tweaks? Consider the recent healthcare legislation: thousands of pages of obtuse regulations that require a veritable army of regulators staffing a sprawling fiefdom with the net result of uncertain savings based on a board somewhere in the labyrinth establishing "best practices" that will magically cut costs in a system that expands by 9% a year, each and every year, a system so bloated with fraud, embezzlement and waste that the total sum squandered is incalculable, but estimated at around 40%, minimum....The painful truth is that we are far beyond the point where policy/legalist regulatory tweaks will actually fix what's wrong with America. The rot isn't just financial or political; those are real enough, but they are mere reflections of a profound social, cultural, yes, spiritual rot. This is the great illusion: that our financial and political crises can be resolved with top-down, centralized financial reforms of one ideological flavor or another. It is abundantly clear that our crises extend far beyond a lack of regulation or policy tweaks. We cling to this illusion because it is easy and comforting.. , Negative Bank Preannouncements BeginWe are not even half way into the quarter, and the negative preannouncements for financials have already begun:MACQUARIE SAYS `SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER LEVELS' OF CLIENT ACTIVITY BLOOMBERG , Guest Post: Bringing The "Not In The Labor Force" Mystery To LightVolumeless Equity Recovery Ignores Broad Risk Asset Derisking ,  San Fran Fed Finds Fiscal Stimulus Has Little Impact During Periods Of Economic GrowthIt has only been a week since we discussed the San Francisco Fed's research group admitted that water was wet Fed policy will be unable to impact unemployment since the cyclical changes are more structural leading to jobless recoveries as fat is removed from the system. , Guest Post: Illusion Of Recovery - Feelings Versus FactsThe last week has offered an amusing display of the difference between the cheerleading corporate mainstream media, lying Wall Street shills and the critical thinking analysts. What passes for journalism at CNBC and the rest of the mainstream print and TV media is beyond laughable. , MF Global Trustee Finds That Company "Did Not Always Record Cash Movements"The MF Global Trustee has just released their preliminary report on the progress in uncovering where the vaporized cash went. Bloomberg notes:#1MF GLOBAL DIDN'T ALWAYS RECORD CASH MOVEMENTS, TRUSTEE SAYS#2TRUSTEE SAYS MF HAD SHORTFALL IN COMMODITIES FUNDS START OCT 26#3MF BROKERAGE TRUSTEE TRACED $105 BLN IN CASH MOVEMENT#4MF COMPUTERS COULDN'T TRACK VOLUME IN FINAL DAYS, TRUSTEE SAYSOf course, we know that MF Global is the only company to not follow Fiduciary Principles 101 (client cash commingling) but also Accounting 101 (T square, debits, credits, and all that boring and apparently irrelevant in a time of uber-kleptocracy, stuff) leaving us wondering just how much of that unrecorded cash may be found in unrecorded suitcases in unrecorded bank vaults.  , "No Country For Old Men?" Bernanke Plan To Exterminate Savers Is UnsustainableBernanke's recognition of his penalizing savers with low rates as an 'issue for people' sparked an interesting note from the WSJ on how sensible and stoic savers are being herded (unsafely) into risky investments , Greek PM Demands Report On Default, Eurozone Exit ConsequencesFeds Bullard: Extended Zero Rate stance A Looming Disaster Feb 6th, 2012 (MNI) , Greece lets another deadline slip in bailout poker Feb 6th, 2012 (Reuters) , Illusion of Recovery: Feelings Versus Facts The Burning Platform | The false storyline last week was the dramatic surge in new jobs., 8.3% Unemployment Lie Greg Hunter | The most recent unemployment number is a total lie, and that lie was repeated all over the mainstream media (MSM). , Is Obama's Peace Prize About To Be Confiscated? Nobel Peace Prize Jury Under Investigation  ,  Goldman Turns Bearish: Squid Releases Top Trades For 2012... And It's Not Pretty the squid is bearish. Which is bad news , Market Rally Won't Last Long  Forbes ,  The Worldwide Depression/Recession Of 2012   Jeff Harding,  STOCKS RISE DESPITE MORE BAD NEWS: Here's What You Need To Know Business Insider Sam Ro As Greece inches toward default and the sufficiency of Europe's EFSF bailout fund is called into question, everyone's worst nightmares of Europe's debt debacle escalating to a systemic crisis could be nearing reality. , The most accurate forecaster on the Street thinks stocks are going downAdam ParkerBloomberg Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker was crowned the most accurate forecaster when the S&P 500 closed 2011 within a handful of points of his year-end target of 1,238. His 2012 year end target calls for stocks to fall to 1,167.  He sees a global economic slowdown hitting corporate profits hard. , An eerie technical pattern is predicting the S&P plunges to 935Bank of America via Zero Hedge  Mary Ann Bartels, Bank of America's Head of Technical and Market Analysis , 935 is nothing; the S&P 500 will crash to 579.57United-ICAP's Walter Zimmerman (via WSJ's Tom Kilgore) is a technical analyst who has been looking at the charts and they're telling him that the S&P is headed for 579.57.  And there's one thing that'll cause the markets to tip: Europe. If the history of debt tells us anything it is that one cannot solve a debt crisis by lending more money to the bankrupt and the insolvent, Zimmerman says. , As it stands, the dollar is toast Laura4Smith Euro Pacific Capital's John Browne thinks the U.S. dollar will soon lose credibility, thanks to manipulation by the Fed. , Persistent delevering will cause the whole world to implode Bloomberg TV Bill Gross kicked 2012 with a particularly gloomy letter. , Home prices will fall another 20% Bloomberg In his latest note, Gary Shilling lays out his 20 investment themes for 2012.Theme #12 calls for home prices to continue plummeting, falling another 20% over the next several years.  This is on top of the 33% drop we've already seen. , Greece will hard default and bring everyone else down with it Nomura's permabear Bob Janjuah had some cheery things to say about Greece and it's effect on the markets."The real pain may only be seen in March, when I expect the hard Greece default to happen. In Q1 I expect the S&P will trade down to/below 1000, and core US, UK and German government Bond yields will be closer to 1.5% than 2%." , China is headed for a hardlanding SocGen's Albert Edwards thinks 2013 will be better than 2012.  But that's only because he believes 2012 could be the worst year ever. , The US economy is about to tank ECRI's Lakshman Achutan hasn't budged on his recession call, and he has been taking a lot of heat for it. Here's a quote from a recent press release (via Doug Short): "If you think this is a bad economy, you havent seen anything yet. And that has profound implications for both Main Street and Wall Street.", Graham Summers Weekly Market Forecast (Has the Can Hit the Wall? Edition)  http://gainspainscapital.com  January 17th, 2012  As usual, bad news was released over the weekend when the least number of people are paying attention The answer is a Crisis that will make 2008 look like a picnic.This is coming its only a matter of when…’  17 Facts About The Decline Of The U.S. Auto Industry That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com  http://albertpeia.com/declineusautoindustry.htm   ( Warning Signs That We Should Prepare For The Worst   http://albertpeia.com/prepareforworst.htm ) Very few things illustrate how dramatically America has been deindustrialized than the stunning decline of the U.S. auto industry. ,  RealClearMarkets - Gary Shilling: New Global Recession Is Here (Its actually a depression and no nation will be spared!) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/shilling-says-new-global-recession-is-here-2012-01-20?link=MW_story_popular By Howard Gold NEW YORK (MarketWatch) For most economists, the main question is whether we will have a new recession. For Gary Shilling, the only question is how big. ,  20 Signs That Europe Is Plunging Into A Full-Blown Economic Depression  The American Dream | An economic nightmare is descending on Europe. http://albertpeia.com/20signsofeuropedepression.htm  ,  Guest Post: Counterfeit Money, Counterfeit PolicyCounterfeiting is illegal because it is the false creation of value. The counterfeiter takes low-value paper and turns it into high-value money, which is fundamentally a claim on the real productive value of the economy that issues the currency and recognizes it as a proxy means of exchanging that productive value. Counterfeiting is illegal because the counterfeiter creates no additional value--he creates only the proxy for value. Creating real value--adding meaningful goods or services to the economy--is tedious, hard work. How much easier to simply transform near-worthless paper into a claim on actual goods and services.  If this is illegal, then would somebody please arrest the Board of the Federal Reserve for counterfeiting? The Fed has blatantly printed money without creating any real value to back up their added claims on productive value. Hence they are counterfeiting, pure and simple. A government based on rule of law would arrest these fraudsters and cons at the earliest possible convenience. , Survey: home prices declined in 19 of 20 cities in November; prices back to 2003 levels Jan 31st, 2012 (AP)  ,  Drug war hypocrisy: drug traffickings big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters  PF Louis | The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is centers on the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. Natural News February 1, 2012  [  http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm   ]  The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is outrageous when compared to the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. The son of a convicted notorious mobster, John Gotti Jr, when asked in court if the family still dealt drugs cracked, No, we cant compete with the government., The Markets Since Their 2000 Highs: We're Not Bouncing Back  http://www.bullfax.com/?q=node-markets-their-2000-highs-were-not-bouncing-back  ... [ Actually the picture is even worse if the real inflation rate used. Wall street is total fraud and b***s***! Keep in mind, ina addition to loss of principle, the flux / worry takes its toll on health as well as productivity. http://albertpeia.com/3real1.png  http://albertpeia.com/3real2.png   http://albertpeia.com/3real3.png   http://albertpeia.com/3real4.png  ]  , Market Preview: Insiders (Getting) Out!!!!!?   , The Fed's Dirty Little Secret - QE3 is Already Here ETFguide [ And with all its contraindicated ponzi / inflationary implications. ] ,  45% Of Greeks Have Never Used The Internet{ These stats are rather shocking to me and surely pathetic. Note Iceland, which has come back after being ravaged by the banksters. http://albertpeia.com/greeksinternet.jpg  } , Europe's "Great Deleveraging" Has Only Just BegunWhile Europe's financial services sector equity prices have retraced almost half of their May11 to Oct11 losses as we are told incessantly not to underestimate the impact of the LTRO, Morgan Stanley points out the other side of the balance sheet will continue to sag. While short-term liquidity (at least EUR-based liquidity as USD FX Swap lines are back at record highs this week) , Guest Post: Fraudulent Debt = Counterfeit MoneyLet's compare three financial criminals. The first is an old-fashioned counterfeiter who doctors up paper and runs a printing press to produce fake currency. The second criminal borrows money based on a fraudulent asset and phantom future income. ,   Goldman, Blackstone, Glencore and Facebook. What do they have in common? They all sold the Top.  : thetrader : 02/02/2012 Smart money selling again. ,  Drug war hypocrisy: drug traffickings big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters  PF Louis | The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is centers on the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. Natural News February 1, 2012  [  http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm   ]  ,  House prices hit post-bubble low Washington Post | What Obama didnt mention in his SOTU address the housing bust has reached a new all-time low ,  Obamas Economic Approval Just 36 Percent Campaign2012 | Only 36 percent of likely voters grade the administrations handling of the economy at good or excellent.  , Bribery, compromised officials leave indicted financial-crime suspects free from prosecution under Holders DOJ  Daily Caller  By Matthew Boyle   http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/01/bribery-compromised-officials-leave-indicted-financial-crime-suspects-free-from-prosecution-under-holders-doj/#ixzz1lI97L3C5 | A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives. A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted.  ,  FULL COVERAGE OF JUSTICE DEPT. SCANDALS   http://topics.dailycaller.com/politics/justice-department.htm  http://albertpeia.com/dojscandals.htm , I Cant Take It Anymore! When Will The Government Quit Putting Out Fraudulent Employment Statistics?  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com  http://albertpeia.com/governmentfraudulentemploymentstats.htm  On Friday, the entire financial world celebrated when it was announced that the unemployment rate in the United States had fallen to 8.3 percent. That is the lowest it has been since February 2009, and it came as an unexpected surprise for financial markets that are hungry for some good news.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payrolls jumped by 243,000 during the month of January.  You can read the full employment report right here.  Based on this news, pundits all over the world were declaring that the U.S. economy is back.  Stocks continued to rise on Friday and the Dow is hovering near a 4 year high.  So does this mean that our economic problems are over?  Of course not.  A closer look at the numbers reveals just how fraudulent these employment statistics really are.  Between December 2011 and January 2012, the number of Americans "not in the labor force" increased by a whopping 1.2 million.  That was the largest increase ever in that category for a single month.  That is how the federal government is getting the unemployment rate to go down.  The government is simply pretending that huge numbers of unemployed Americans don't want to be part of the labor force anymore.  As you will see below, the employment situation in America is not improving.  Yet everyone in the mainstream media is dancing around as if the economic crisis has been cancelled.  I can't take it anymore!  It is beyond ridiculous that so many intelligent people continue to buy in to such fraudulent numbers  http://albertpeia.com/Labor-Force-Participation-Rate-440x264.png  , http://albertpeia.com/Employment-Population-Ratio-440x264.png ,  Long-Term Unemployment Remains High, Millions Leave Labor Force Matt Cover | Number of long-term unemployed was unchanged at 5.5 million in January, near its record .. , Daves Daily: http://www.etfdigest.com  CONTROVERSIAL JOBS REPORT STOKES BULLS February 03, 2012 The jobs report Friday was a ginned-up number but the media and algos dont look under the hood much it seems. Yes, the unemployment rate fell to 8.3% and 243K new jobs were created and perhaps the number itself will boost confidence.My favorite book from college statistics was How to Lie with Statistics. I believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) may have ripped a chapter or two from the book. The details were interesting and little reported because the media has soap to sell. First a whopping 1.2 million people vanished from the labor force in 2011. That is a massive seasonal/consensus driven adjustment. The BLS assumes those people aged 55 and higher died from the 2010 consensus. (So much for living longer in the USA!)This means the labor force fell to a 30 year low of 63.7%. Around 113K of the gain in employment came from low wage jobs according to CRT Capital Group. Also part-time jobs rose by 699K, the third highest in history, while only 80K full-time jobs were created. Finally, the ISM Services Report, which rose to 56.8 from 52.6, included an increase in sector employment from 49.8 to 57.3, but perhaps didnt include large sector bank layoffs. Other skeptics included PIMCOs Bill Gross who tweeted: http://albertpeia.com/grosstweet.htm  Respected TrimTabs detailed analysis which mocks the BLS and well regarded blogger Jesses Café Americain.Lack of in-depth or accurate reporting aside, the stock market loved the report as it was dummy up time in the media. Other data included rising Factory Orders but missed expectations (1.1% vs 1.8% previous & 1.5% consensus)…’ , Obamas economic policies have created a nation of jobless citizens dependent on government handouts Natural News | Its no secret that the U.S. national debt is poised to increase by more than $6 trillion during President Obamas first four years in office., Record 1.2 Million People Fall Out Of Labor Force In One Month, Labor Force Participation Rate Tumbles To Fresh 30 Year Low A month ago, we joked when we said that for Obama to get the unemployment rate to negative by election time, all he has to do is to crush the labor force participation rate to about 55%. Looks like the good folks at the BLS heard us: it appears that the people not in the labor force exploded by an unprecedented record 1.2 million. No, that's not a typo: 1.2 million people dropped out of the labor force in one month! So as the labor force increased from 153.9 million to 154.4 million, the non institutional population increased by 242.3 million meaning, those not in the labor force surged from 86.7 million to 87.9 million. Which means that the civilian labor force tumbled to a fresh 30 year low of 63.7% as the BLS is seriously planning on eliminating nearly half of the available labor pool from the unemployment calculation.. , Implied Unemployment Rate Rises To 11.5%, Spread To Propaganda Number Surges To 30 Year High   Sick of the BLS propaganda? Then do the following calculation with us: the US civilian non-institutional population was 242,269 in January, an increase of 1.7 million month over month: apply the long-term average labor force participation rate of 65.8% to this number (because as chart 2 below shows, people are not retiring as the popular propaganda goes: in fact labor participation in those aged 55 and over has been soaring as more and more old people have to work overtime, forget retiring), and you get 159.4 million: that is what the real labor force should be. The BLS reported one? 154.4 million: a tiny 5 million difference. Then add these people who the BLS is purposefully ignoring yet who most certainly are in dire need of labor and/or a job to the 12.758 million reported unemployed by the BLS and you get 17.776 million in real unemployed workers. What does this mean? That using just the BLS denominator in calculating the unemployed rate of 154.4 million, the real unemployment rate actually rose in January to 11.5%. Compare that with the BLS reported decline from 8.5% to 8.3%. It also means that the spread between the reported and implied unemployment rate just soared to a fresh 30 year high of 3.2%. And that is how with a calculator and just one minute of math, one strips away countless hours of BLS propaganda. , Marc Faber: "Ron Paul Would Be A Very Good President"While Marc Faber shares the usual stock of insightful market commentary, together with timing inflection points, and extended thoughts in the attached Bloomberg TV clip, it is the fact that he has officially joined Bill Gross, and so many others, in supporting the candidacy of Ron Paul as president. It is rather sad that only those who see beyond the surface of the current pyramid scheme facade, are bold enough to endorse the only man who is right for the White House. Fast forward to 15 minutes into the video to hear Marc Faber: "Ron Paul would be a very good president.", Europe Celebrates Its Latest Recession With Record High Gas PricesIs China's Yield Curve Signaling A Harder Landing?Guest Post: Counterfeit Value Derivatives: Follow The Bouncing BallAccording to the Bank of International Settlements, as of June 2011 total over-the-counter derivatives contracts have an outstanding notional value of 707.57 trillion dollars, ( 32.4 trillion dollars in CDSs alone). Where does this kind of money come from, and what does it refer to? We dont really know, because over-the-counter derivatives are not transparent or regulated. With regulated economic markets, when an underlying real asset is impaired (i.e. the company in question is bankrupt, the mortgage has defaulted, etc.), market value is assessed, default insurance is paid up to replacement or full value, bond holders and stock holders make claims on remaining value and the account is closed. There is no need for bailouts because order and proportion of compensation has been established and everything is attached to the value of the underlying asset. When the unreal, counterfeit economy intrudes, you now have a situation where a person can put in an unregulated, but recognized, claim to be paid a thousand times over in case of impairment. Say market participants have negotiated for a bankrupt company a 70% payback for bondholders and (36% payback for insurance claims), and I come with not one but rather 1,000 CDS claims demanding to be paid for each CDS. , Deconstructing The "Massive Beat" in Employment Data : ilene : 2-3-12  If last week's tax data is indicative of what's ahead this month, the "good news" won't be sustained.  , Why U.S. Unemployment Rate Is 12.1%   http://www.bullseyemicrocaps.com/?p=46058 February 2, 2012 Carlos X. Alexandre: There are plenty of ways of looking at the unemployment numbers, and U3 is the official unemployment rate. The U6 measurement is often mentioned to highlight the precarious condition of the job market in America in a broader sense, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the official rate is 8.5% while U6 stands at 15.5%. The definition for U6 is as follows: Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force. I must acknowledge that the BLS has made modifications to its methods (pdf) over the years, but I used their numbers as published…’ , Why the Notions of Systemic Failure or Going to Zero Are On Par with Bigfoot and Unicorns for Most Investors  http://gainspainscapital.com February 2nd, 2012 I wanted to take a moment to address the notion of serious collapse and/or systemic failure...Most professional traders are usually under the age of 40 (in fact theyre typically in their mid to late 20s). 1) Didnt experience the 1987 Crash 2) Have never seen a Crisis that the Fed/ IMF/ etc. couldnt handle..Most institutional traders today operate, for the most part, based on trading models. These models, in general, are quantitative and based on correlations and patterns, not qualitative judgments..asset managers and other institutional investors, the vast majority of whom are under the age of 50 or so.Based on this age demographic, we find that there is an entire generation of investment professionals (aged 35-50+) who: 1)  Have never witnessed nor invested during a bear market in bonds 2)  Have never witnessed, nor invested during a credit market collapse 3)  Have never witnessed a secular shift in the global economyConsequently, the vast majority of professional investors are unable to contemplate truly dark times for the markets..Here are just a few worth considering: 1)  US commercial banks currently sit atop $248 TRILLION in derivatives 2)  The US Federal Reserve is now buying 91% of all long-term new US debt issuance (at the same time China and Russia are dumping US bonds) 3)  Japan already spends roughly half of its annual -tax revenues on debt payments and has relied on debt issuance more than tax revenues to fund its budget for four years now (how much longer can this last?) 4)  Europes entire banking system is leveraged at 26 to 1 (Lehman Brothers was leveraged at 30 to 1 when it failed) Folks, bad times are coming. 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Greek leaders reach agreement on austerity measures to avoid default European Central Bank president announces breakthrough in efforts to resolve regions ongoing crisis. (Washington Post) [     The situation is getting more problematic for Greece day by dayGreeces prime minister seeks rescue consensus amid political quarrels. (Washington Post) [ Indeed things are getting worse and in a manner of speaking now B-B-B-B-Bad B-B-B-B-Bad B-B-B-B-Bad Bad to the bone (George Thorogood & the Destroyers) Drudgereport: 2-7-12 Greece: 'There's no more left to cut'...  ,  Greek Economy Implodes: Budget Revenues Tumble 7% In January On Expectation Of 9% Rise Spiegel: "It's Time To End The Greek Rescue Farce"Illusion of Recovery: Feelings Versus Facts The Burning Platform | The false storyline last week was the dramatic surge in new jobs. ,  China's Road to Becoming a Reserve Currency The Wall Street Journal , Yes, It Is Halftime In America So Now Is The Time To Get Your Financial Priorities In Order ECB  http://albertpeia.com/halftimeinamerica.htm  ,  Why Is Global Shipping Slowing Down So Dramatically?  ECB http://albertpeia.com/globalshipslowingdramatically.htm  If the global economy is not heading for a recession, then why is global shipping slowing down so dramatically?  Many economists believe that measures of global shipping such as the Baltic Dry Index are leading economic indicators.  In other words, they change before the overall economic picture changes.  For example, back in early 2008 the Baltic Dry Index began falling dramatically.  , Believe In A Return To The Gold Standard? You Are Now Officially An Extremist According To The FBI 

 

Greece Has No Idea What Its Gotten Itself Into February 6th, 2012 http://gainspainscapital.com   Grahams note: the following is an excerpt from a recent issue of my Private Wealth Advisory newsletter with some additional research I did on the economy of Greece.

The Greeks have no idea what theyve gotten themselves into.

A few facts about Greece

First off, demographics wise, Greece is a disaster.

Real Clear Markets shares the following facts.

As if this werent bad enough, the unemployment rate for Greeks aged 15-24 is 40%. For Greeks aged 24-34 its 22%. Imagine being a young person, not being able to find a job, and then knowing that huge percentage of your efforts (42%) are going to be taxed to fund all the crazy social welfare programs for Greeces aging population. Small wonder that seven out of ten young Greeks want to work abroad and four of out ten are actively seeking work outside of Greece.

Also, its no surprise that those Greeks who do have jobs, dont want to pay this massive tax load. Consider that the Greek working population is roughly seven million people. 95 percent of them declare annual income of less than 30,000 euros.

So thats the situation in Greece. Terrible age demographics, an economy thats in the toilet, and politicians who simply dont get it.

Now lets consider whos actually got the cash to potentially help Greece from a default, and what they want in return.

Were talking about Germany.

For most of the Greece Crisis, the supposed saviors were the IMF, the ECB, and Germany. That all changed in the last month. The IMF has called for more funds. Those funds arent coming. Remember, the IMF is largely a US-backed organization. And the US sure as heck wont go for a US-backed bailout of Europe.

So the IMF is out of the picture in terms of helping Greece in any meaningful way.

Now, how about the ECB? Well Germany has told the ECB to its face that if it continues to monetize EU sovereign bonds that Germany will walk out on the Euro. So the ECB may continue to meddle in the bond market to avert a Crisis, but if it ever decides to publicly state it will be monetizing EU debt going forward, Germanys out and the Euro implodes.

Which leaves Germany as the official backstop/ savior for Greece. And heres how Germany recently address the IMF when the IMF asked Germany for help with the Greek situation.

Berlin resists pressure to give Greece more

 Germany, the biggest and richest country in the euro zone, has provided the bulk of the funds for the bailouts of Ireland, Portugal and Greece. Now it is firmly rejecting calls to come up with yet more funds for Greece to compensate for any shortfalls in a debt relief deal with private creditors.

On Friday Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle defended Berlins tough stance. The Greeks, he insisted, should show that they are willing to implement reforms before getting more money.

We Germans do not expect from anyone in Europe more than what we are asking from our own citizens. We cannot explain to taxpayers in Germany that they have to do things that others do not want to do while at the same time asking for their money, Westerwelle said in Brussels.

He pointed out that Germany had already come up over 200 billion euros ($262 billion) for the bailout funds. It makes no sense he said, to give more money to Greece, if we dont know whether the reforms which have been agreed upon will be really implemented. He argued that coming up with more money just lessened the pressure to reform.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120127/berlin-resists-pressure-give-greece-more

Diplomatically, this is about as close as Germany can come to telling the IMF to stuff it. Germany knows the IMF doesnt have the funds and wont be getting them (the IMF is primarily a US-backed entity and the US wont stand for a US-backed European bailout).

Indeed, just a few days after Germany said nein to more Greece bailouts, it then threw the following suggestion out:

German proposal seeks EU commissioner with sweeping powers to directly control Greeces budget

Germany is proposing that debt-ridden Greece temporarily cede sovereignty over tax and spending decisions to a powerful eurozone budget commissioner before it can secure further bailouts, an official in Berlin said Saturday.

The idea was quickly rejected by the European Unions executive body and the government in Athens, with the EU Commission in Brussels insisting that executive tasks must remain the full responsibility of the Greek government, which is accountable before its citizens and its institutions.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/markets/german-proposal-seeks-eu-commissioner-with-sweeping-powers-to-directly-control-greeces-budget/2012/01/28/gIQAxHWgXQ_story.html

In plain terms, push has now to come shove in Europe. Germany permitted the ECB to implicitly monetize various EU sovereign nations debts during 2011 because Germany hadnt yet taken the steps to prepare for a collapse of the EU.

It now has. In the last six months, Germany has:

1)   Passed legislation permitting it to leave the Euro without leaving the EU.

2)   Passed legislation permitting it to nationalize German banks during times of Crisis.

3)   Demanded that German banks in general raise capital.

In plain terms, Germany is now prepared to walk if it has to. And its made its demands very clear: if you want German funds, you will need to give up fiscal sovereignty.

Its also made it clear that it will tolerate neither the issuance of Eurobonds OR direct and open monetization by the ECB.

In other words, Germany has said its our way or the highway. True, this borders on an act of financial warfare, but in the end, Germany has never truly been interested in a monetary union so much as a political union.

Germany will not suffer inflation (theyve seen how monetization works out, e.g. Weimar), nor internal discord (in November 78% of Germans thought the Euro would survive by December 60% of them though the Euro was a bad idea.) Germany is going to look after its own domestic interests.

Put another way, if Greece wants to remain Greece its no getting any more funds and its bond markets will implode. The alternative is that if Greece wants German funds, its going to have to give up its fiscal sovereignty and essentially become a vassal state for Germany. End of story.

With that in mind, I believe the next round of the Euro Crisis is now at our doorstep. Indeed, this latest short-covering rally in the Euro (Euro shorts were at a record high) looks ready to end and reverse.

So if you think the EU Crisis is over, think again. True weve got until March 20th for the Greek deal to be reached, but things have already gotten to the point that Germany has essentially issued its ultimatum. Either Greece hands over fiscal sovereignty, or it defaults in a BIG way…’

 

 

 

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Banks, states reach deal on foreclosure fraud State and federal officials will announce today an estimated $26 billion deal with five major U.S. banks as more than 40 states agree to sign on. Previous holdouts, California and New York, will also join the settlement .290+ comments: Settlement is barely a slap on the hand for the bank (Washington Post) [ It really is true that in america, crime does pay and pays very well indeed. The biggest wall street frauds are still extant and unprosecuted despite promises, rhetoric to the contrary (Cases against Wall Street lag despite Holders vows to target financial fraud  WP Obama has promised to hold Wall Street accountable for the meltdown.    America Is a Failed State Because It Wont Prosecute Financial Crime  Washingtons Blog Roche 'The worst part of it  ...Obama, who vowed change, has done almost nothing to fix any of it and in fact continues most of the policies that helped get us here in the first place  INSIDE JOB Ferguson wins Oscar for Documentary on the unprosecuted massive extant fraud in the (many) TRILLIONS by the frauds on wall street ( and declares with oscar in hand that not one high level wall street exec has been prosecuted despite earning billions from the fraud )THE OBAMA DECEPTION  http://albertpeia.com/obamadeceptionhighqualityversion.flv ,    ). Even the so-called ‘drug wars’ are an american government entangled sham (http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm   ). I’ve seen the judicial / government corruption first hand ( http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm  ). America’s decline should come as a surprise to no one.

 

Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties EXCLUSIVE | Thirty-three members of Congress have steered more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers own property, according to a Washington Post investigation. Earmarks alive and well, probe finds A study of defense bill identifies 115 proposals as earmarks, including 20 by GOP freshmen who campaigned against the pet projects.

 (Washington Post) [ Such things do wonders for property values; even the most ill-chosen properties. Lesson: If you dont know a damn thing about much of anything, ie., finance, real estate, business, etc., run for and be part of congress to make being stupid not matter. I think a more telling example of self-dealing are those steady raises and increased benefits packages that congress continued to vote for themselves despite what we all now know to be jobs so poorly done that the nation is now hopelessly and insumountably broke in every way that could possibky be imagined. House panel weighs insider-trading bill House committee members debated whether they should pass an insider-trading measure targeted at themselves.  (Washington Post) [ Yeah thats a tough call    Bachmann received federally backed loanWeeks before Michele Bachmann called for dismantling federally subsidized loan programs, she and her husband signed for a $417,000 mortgage. (Washington Post) [ In my MBA thesis (MBA Finance, 1977, NYU GBA), among my conclusions was that timing was everything in stock market investing. Yes, indeed, you must time the market to be successful, though such position was squarely opposed to a panoply of mechanized mindless approaches (ultimately that latter being a rationale to separate you from your money, regardless. In fact, today more than ever, buy and holds a sure loser even without the crashes when measured against a real price deflator that takes into account the real rate of inflation. Well, in her defense she could always argue that the legislated ban on congressional insider trading hadnt been passed yet just kidding! Actually, we all know that just applied to stocks anywho. And, until the congress says those things that are illegal for everyone else are illegal for congress, such illegal activity is not really illegal; for them only, that is. No ones above the law? Not so in pervasively corrupt, defacto bankrupt america where a clearly illegal act is not illegal for them unless they themselves say its to be prospectively considered illegal for them. Ethics? Silly boys and girls, as in , dont be silly!. Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties EXCLUSIVE | Thirty-three members of Congress have steered more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers own property, according to a Washington Post investigation. Earmarks alive and well, probe finds A study of defense bill identifies 115 proposals as earmarks, including 20 by GOP freshmen who campaigned against the pet projects.

 (Washington Post) [ Such things do wonders for property values; even the most ill-chosen properties. Lesson: If you dont know a damn thing about much of anything, ie., finance, real estate, business, etc., run for and be part of congress to make being stupid not matter. I think a more telling example of self-dealing are those steady raises and increased benefits packages that congress continued to vote for themselves despite what we all now know to be jobs so poorly done that the nation is now hopelessly and insumountably broke in every way that could possibly be imagined.

 

Guest Post: Counterfeit Money, Counterfeit PolicyCounterfeiting is illegal because it is the false creation of value. The counterfeiter takes low-value paper and turns it into high-value money, which is fundamentally a claim on the real productive value of the economy that issues the currency and recognizes it as a proxy means of exchanging that productive value. Counterfeiting is illegal because the counterfeiter creates no additional value--he creates only the proxy for value. Creating real value--adding meaningful goods or services to the economy--is tedious, hard work. How much easier to simply transform near-worthless paper into a claim on actual goods and services.  If this is illegal, then would somebody please arrest the Board of the Federal Reserve for counterfeiting? The Fed has blatantly printed money without creating any real value to back up their added claims on productive value. Hence they are counterfeiting, pure and simple. A government based on rule of law would arrest these fraudsters and cons at the earliest possible convenience.

 

 

I Can’t Take It Anymore! When Will The Government Quit Putting Out Fraudulent Employment Statistics?  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com  http://albertpeia.com/governmentfraudulentemploymentstats.htm 

  

 

 

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Meyerson: GOP demonizing of Europe is ridiculous (Washington Post) [ Only in the sense that what’s said of europe applies to pervasively corrupt, defacto bankrupt america many times over (somewhat loosely in the realm of that ‘rubber and glue’ defensive word play / repartee that is of familiar use among children). Yet, I’m absolutely astounded by how dumb the europeans have proven themselves to be; ‘snatching defeat from the jaws of victory’ at every turn; displaying a naïvete that makes one wonder just how much an impact those anthropologically famed Neanderthals had on the region. After all, if they really thought that a very desperate, insurmountably debt-ridden and defacto bankrupt america was going to welcome the initially very successful euro in competition with the over-printed, ever more worthless fiat paper weimar dollar with open arms, they then are candidates for swampland in jersey, watches, brooklyn bridges, etc.. Moreover, a review of history including that too recent to be forgotten reveals ineluctably that with friends like the u.s., who needs enemies.

 

The Financial Crisis Of 2008 Was Just A Warm Up Act For The Economic Horror Show That Is Coming  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com http://albertpeia.com/2008crisisjustwarmupforcomingcollapse.htm

 

 

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Vladi­mir Putin: My vision for a better Russia (Washington Post) [ I certainly agree that Putin is a man of vision and a great leader of an historically great nation with a long, rich history. Moreover, as he astutely points out, candidates’ worthless promises have the hollow ring we see epitomized by the jive-talker wobama. As Russia made the transition passing through that oligarchical stage as mentioned, america has devolved into an oligharchy for which there are no meaningfully enforced laws / rules and for which this parasitic, symbiotically venal interaction between elements of all branches of the u.s. government and the oligarchs (ie., wall street, etc.) has been destructive domestically (ie., the national drain of corruption on k street, huge frauds, etc.) and globally (the military industrial complex, wars, etc.). The story of america’s rather brief history, beyond the propaganda, is, in a nutshell, one of ‘taking without asking’, without regard to meaningful law, common decency, or morality. The taking includes lives, property, and most recently, liberty (as manifested in various nefarious, self-created problems for which they provide ‘the solution’; ie., encroachments on speech, etc.).

 

Ter·ror·ist (Noun): Anyone Who Disagrees with the Government : George Washington : 02/08/2012 - 01:03 Any American Who Criticizes the Government May Be Labeled a Terrorist

 

Obamas Signing Statement on NDAA: I have the power to detain Americans but I wont  Infowars | I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. [ Who could possibly be foolish enough to believe even one word from jive-talking wobama the b for b***s***? Hes lied about everything! There is not one thing he hasnt lied about! Hes a pathetically failed president! ]

 

Yes, Americans Will Be Targeted As Terrorists Under the NDAA Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones | Republican Congressman Amash warns that bill can be applied to U.S. citizens.

Exclusive: Government Activating FEMA Camps Across U.S. Kurt Nimmo and Alex Jones | Email reveals KBR call for bids to add services to internment camps.

Globalist Campaign Calls for Abolishment of Constitution Kurt Nimmo and Alex Jones | New York Times publishes front page article depicting Constitution as archaic and outdated.

 

Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity Paul Joseph Watson | Despite the fact that FEMA itself spent $1 billion dollars on storable food last year alone.

 

 

SYRIA: CIA-MI6 Intel Ops and Sabotage Felicity Arbuthnot | American and British intel agencies are in Syria executing a plan of destabilization
 

Pakistan Warns West Over Drone Killings of Innocent Civilians The Sun | Pakistan warned Britain to help stop the American “Drone Wars” that are slaughtering hundreds of its innocent civilians.

 

Iran: A Manufactured Threat Stephen Lendman | US media engineers recycle old messages – to pull the American mind-set towards a new war

 

 

 

The Posts View The Senate didnt do enough to stop insider trading Editorial Board Theres still too much ambiguity on rules covering lawmakers. (Washington Post) [ So much for nobody being above the law! I quite agree that absolutely no ambiguity; indeed, no wiggle room whatsoever should be countenanced in this legislation. Actually, an outright ban would be a more cut and dry approach and desirable. Objections? Dont run for office if you dont like the rule. After all, Washington politics has strayed a long way from being a public service sacrifice to rather an extravagantly accoutered, very costly to the public, but lucrative end in itself; and worse, regardless of results (the fiefdoms seem to be self-perpetuating). Yet, it still comes down to the meaningfulness of the laws, particularly relative to arbitrary enforcement; and, for those who believe the courts will apply those laws as written and intended, Im constrained to say from direct experience: You dont get out much! http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm     http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm  http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm  

 

The Post’s View Drawdown in Afghanistan Why should troops die this year if U.S. is leaving next year? (Washington Post) [ Indeed! But the larger question is why should they have died in Afghanistan at all? Well, the answer’s simple, even beyond the military industrial complex / war profiteer thing. It’s not a question of the heroes in; but rather, it’s all about the heroin. Yes, heroin! That icky, sticky highly addictive and devestating drug that the most sordid of organized crime ilk here and abroad find so appealing and lucrative. And, it’s ‘high time’ for this very newspaper (among all others and media) to step up and say what everyone with a computer and internet connection with a desire to know already knows; viz., the u.s. government is in the illegal drug business (including heroin, cocaine, etc.) in a very big way. Back when I brought a RICO action involving drug money laundering (see infra) I never in my wildest dreams could have thought that reality to be so, yet indeed it is so.

 

Drug war hypocrisy: drug trafficking’s big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters  PF Louis | The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is centers on the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. Natural News February 1, 2012  [  http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm  http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/ricosummarytoFBIunderpenaltyofperjury.pdf       http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/PeiavCoanetals.htm    http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm  
http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm ]  ‘The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is outrageous when compared to the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. The son of a convicted notorious mobster, John Gotti Jr, when asked in court if the family still dealt drugs cracked, “No, we can’t compete with the government.”

Today in Afghanistan, American troops have been seen guarding poppy fields used to make heroin. Those fields were all but wiped out by 2001 when the Taliban destroyed them and forbade that agricultural pursuit. Now theyre flourishing again after the American occupation.

This doesnt make sense despite all the mainstream reports that American troops are protecting the poppy farmers from the bad guys. Internet sites such as Prison Planet, Info Wars, The Political Coffeehouse and others report otherwise. They connect the CIA and US military to restarting the poppy fields in Afghanistan in 2002, increasing poppy growth by over 650 percent. Whos telling it like it is?

One way the CIA keeps their drug trafficking hidden from public view

The CIAs secret operations to influence journalism started in the 1950s by infiltrating the media and bribing journalists to be operatives and assets for the CIA. By 1976, then CIA director William Colby reportedly bragged that the CIA owned the press. Supposedly, this too secret to name operation was coined Operation Mockingbird by Deborah Davis in her book Katherine the Great.

Operation Mockingbird worked well against prize winning journalist Gary Webb when his newspaper, the San Jose Mercury News, ran his in depth series on CIA drug trafficking that flooded the USA to help finance the CIA backed Nicaraguan Contras during the 1980s.

Journalists all over the USA jumped on the series, claiming Webbs journalism was shoddy. The newspaper had to recant and fire him, and Gary Webb was black listed from mainstream journalism completely.

 

Webb retaliated by having his book Dark Alliance published and making the NY Times best seller list, forcing some of his critics to privately eat crow after the fact.

Despite the CIAs control of the press, a few Mexico and Central America cocaine busts of plane cargoes and discoveries of large cocaine stashes on crashed planes with CIA hired pilots flying them for front companies did hit the mainstream news, albeit briefly.

Remember the movie Air America? It was based on an actual CIA owned front company transporting tons of heroin from Southeast Asias Golden Triangle poppy fields during and after the Vietnam conflicts. Now Afghanistan and the Golden Crescent are the featured opium/heroin conduit sources.

Government and big business using drug traffic profits is nothing new

When the U.S. government made deals with the Cosa Nostra mafia to help police ports and harbors during WW II, they breathed life into the heroin trade. Eventually, Marseilles, France was set up by the Corsican mafia to become the French Connection for heroin traffic.

But opium trade history goes back further, to colonial times and early America. Thats when American shipping magnates used their fast Clipper Ships to compete with Englands monarch sanctioned dope running East India Company for transporting opium to China.

A few key players created family fortunes from the China opium trade that exist today within some northeast Americas old money families.

Among the familiar family names, according to Wikipedia (source below) is Forbes. Another source mentions Astor, a prominently wealthy philanthropic family around New York today (Wiki source below). In those days, trafficking dope was a legitimate business endeavor, immoral but not illegal.

Now it is illegal as well. Ironically, this allows the biggest illicit drug providers to financially benefit the CIA and international banking.

 

Sources for this article include:

http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/MOCK/mockingbird.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_family

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor

http://thepoliticalcoffeehouse.com/2011/12/01/us-military-opium-afghanistan/

http://www.minormusings.com/Drugs/Mask.html

 

 

See also:

Big Banks, Gov’ts Collude in Drug War Hypocrisy

Much Of Afghan Drug Money Going To ‘Our Friends’

Steady Stream of Drug Money Departs Afghanistan, U.S. Officials Flummoxed

Afghan CIA Drug Kingpin Shot Dead by Own Bodyguard

Afghanistan drug trade hits $4 billion a year

Occupiers involved in drug trade: Afghan minister

US and NATO protecting Afghan drug trade

B.C. RCMP seize 60,000 poppy plants in record haul

NATO rejects Russian call for Afghan poppy spraying

War on drugs is a hoax: US admits to guarding, assisting lucrative Afghan opium trade

UN: Afghan opium production up by 61% under NATO’s watch

DOJ: Drug Cartel’s Influence Extends Well Beyond Border Well Into the U.S.

 

 

2012 Update: What Part III of the financial crisis will look like

http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1108PSINEWVD/PPSIN138/PR

http://www.stansberryresearch.com

http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1108PSINEWVD/PPSIN111/PR

http://www.albertpeia.com/stansberrysinvestmentadvisory.flv   

 http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm

 

 

 

 

CIA expected to stay in Iraq, Afghanistan for the long haul Long after departure of U.S. troops, CIA is expected to maintain a large clandestine presence, officials said (Washington Post) [ No surprise there! Long hauls indeed, of heroin that is; Iraq’s just cover for their Afghanistan drug ops (given their current heroin trade it might look suspicious in justifying Afghanistan and not the illegal war site of looted Iraq). ! Drug war hypocrisy: drug traffickings big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters  PF Louis | The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is centers on the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. Natural News February 1, 2012  [  http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm  http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/ricosummarytoFBIunderpenaltyofperjury.pdf       http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/PeiavCoanetals.htm    http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm  
http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm ]  The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is outrageous when compared to the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. The son of a convicted notorious mobster, John Gotti Jr, when asked in court if the family still dealt drugs cracked, No, we cant compete with the government.

 

 

 

 

Legislators aid groups tied to family EXCLUSIVE | Some members of Congress guide millions in tax dollars to companies and institutions where their relatives work, according to an examination of federal disclosure forms and local public records   (Washington Post) [ Yeah! I guess the congressional / federal over-payment pay scale’s just ain’t enough. Here’s just wages  http://albertpeia.com/govemployeeretirement.jpg  , then benefits, then k street money for nothing if so chosen, then the speech circuit money for nothing, schmoozing, boozing, etc.. No wonder the nation’s pervasively corrupt and defacto bankrupt. After all, across the board, what federal employment is worth the money; particularly when you look at the corrupt and the results of same. Everybody knows it! Globally as well as domestically! http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm  The avarice, venality, and complicitly corrupt nature of all federal employees knows no bounds whatsoever http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm ; yet, even a modicum of competence has not been forthcoming from their lot. (34 Shocking Facts About U.S. Debt That Should Set America On Fire With Anger  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com  http://albertpeia/34shockingfactsaboutusdebt.htm  We have all been lied to.  For decades, the leaders of both major political parties have promised us that they can fix our current system and that they can get our national debt under control.  As the 2012 election approaches, they are making all kinds of wild promises once again.  Well you know what?  It is all a giant sham.  The United States has gotten into so much debt that there will be no coming back from this.  The current system is irretrievably broken Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff, the U.S. is facing a "fiscal gap" of over 200 trillion dollars in the future.  The following is a brief excerpt from a recent article that he did for CNN...The government's total indebtedness -- its fiscal gap -- now stands at $211 trillion.. The fiscal gap is the difference, measured in present value, between all projected future spending obligations -- including our huge defense expenditures and massive entitlement programs, as well as making interest and principal payments on the official debt -- and all projected future taxes#33 If you add up all forms of debt in the United States (government, business and consumer), it comes to more than 56 trillion dollars.  That is more than $683,000 per family).  americas totally broke! Really! No joke! Drug war hypocrisy: drug traffickings big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters  PF Louis | The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is centers on the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. Natural News February 1, 2012  [  http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm  http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/ricosummarytoFBIunderpenaltyofperjury.pdf       http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/PeiavCoanetals.htm    http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm  
http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm ]  The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is outrageous when compared to the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. The son of a convicted notorious mobster, John Gotti Jr, when asked in court if the family still dealt drugs cracked, No, we cant compete with the government.

 

 

 

 

Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties EXCLUSIVE | Thirty-three members of Congress have steered more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers own property, according to a Washington Post investigation. Earmarks alive and well, probe finds A study of defense bill identifies 115 proposals as earmarks, including 20 by GOP freshmen who campaigned against the pet projects.

 (Washington Post) [ Such things do wonders for property values; even the most ill-chosen properties. Lesson: If you dont know a damn thing about much of anything, ie., finance, real estate, business, etc., run for and be part of congress to make being stupid not matter. I think a more telling example of self-dealing are those steady raises and increased benefits packages that congress continued to vote for themselves despite what we all now know to be jobs so poorly done that the nation is now hopelessly and insumountably broke in every way that could possibky be imagined. House panel weighs insider-trading bill House committee members debated whether they should pass an insider-trading measure targeted at themselves.  (Washington Post) [ Yeah … that’s a tough call …   Bachmann received federally backed loanWeeks before Michele Bachmann called for dismantling federally subsidized loan programs, she and her husband signed for a $417,000 mortgage. (Washington Post) [ In my MBA thesis (MBA Finance, 1977, NYU GBA), among my conclusions was that ‘timing was everything in stock market investing’. Yes, indeed, you must time the market to be successful, though such position was squarely opposed to a panoply of ‘mechanized mindless approaches’ (ultimately that latter being a rationale to separate you from your money, regardless. In fact, today more than ever, buy and hold’s a sure loser even without the crashes when measured against a ‘real price deflator’ that takes into account the real rate of inflation. Well, in her defense she could always argue that the legislated ban on congressional insider trading hadn’t been passed yet … just kidding! Actually, we all know that just applied to stocks anywho. And, until the congress says those things that are illegal for everyone else are illegal for congress, such illegal activity is not really illegal; for them only, that is. No one’s above the law? Not so in pervasively corrupt, defacto bankrupt america where a clearly illegal act is not illegal for them unless they themselves say it’s to be prospectively considered illegal for them. Ethics? Silly boys and girls, as in , ‘don’t be silly!’. Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties EXCLUSIVE | Thirty-three members of Congress have steered more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers own property, according to a Washington Post investigation. Earmarks alive and well, probe finds A study of defense bill identifies 115 proposals as earmarks, including 20 by GOP freshmen who campaigned against the pet projects.

 (Washington Post) [ Such things do wonders for property values; even the most ill-chosen properties. Lesson: If you dont know a damn thing about much of anything, ie., finance, real estate, business, etc., run for and be part of congress to make being stupid not matter. I think a more telling example of self-dealing are those steady raises and increased benefits packages that congress continued to vote for themselves despite what we all now know to be jobs so poorly done that the nation is now hopelessly and insumountably broke in every way that could possibly be imagined.

 

 

Guest Post: Counterfeit Money, Counterfeit PolicyCounterfeiting is illegal because it is the false creation of value. The counterfeiter takes low-value paper and turns it into high-value money, which is fundamentally a claim on the real productive value of the economy that issues the currency and recognizes it as a proxy means of exchanging that productive value. Counterfeiting is illegal because the counterfeiter creates no additional value--he creates only the proxy for value. Creating real value--adding meaningful goods or services to the economy--is tedious, hard work. How much easier to simply transform near-worthless paper into a claim on actual goods and services.  If this is illegal, then would somebody please arrest the Board of the Federal Reserve for counterfeiting? The Fed has blatantly printed money without creating any real value to back up their added claims on productive value. Hence they are counterfeiting, pure and simple. A government based on rule of law would arrest these fraudsters and cons at the earliest possible convenience.

 

The Markets Since Their 2000 Highs: We're Not Bouncing Back  http://www.bullfax.com/?q=node-markets-their-2000-highs-were-not-bouncing-back  ... [ Actually the picture is even worse if the real inflation rate used. Wall street is total fraud and b***s***! Keep in mind, in addition to loss of principal, the flux / worry takes its toll on health as well as productivity. ] 02/02/2012 By Doug Short:   The January Effect in 2012 was quite strong, and the U.S. markets have continued the rally that began last October. But let's take a step back and review the performance of the major US indexes in the 21st century through the end of January 2012. Here is an update in response to a standing request from David England, a professor who has developed a popular college level stock market classes at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. David is also the founder of thetraderseye.com. In his upcoming presentations, he wants to disprove the standard message of Wall Street, "Don't worry! The market will always come back." I furnished David with some charts, and I shared them with regular visitors to my Advisor Perspectives pages. Specifically, David had asked for real (inflation-adjusted) charts of the S&P 500, Dow 30, and Nasdaq Composite. So I created two overlays one with Complete Story »   [ The following are important charts from Doug Short:

http://albertpeia.com/3real1.png

http://albertpeia.com/3real2.png

 

http://albertpeia.com/3real3.png

 

http://albertpeia.com/3real4.png

 

 

 

 

 

I Can’t Take It Anymore! When Will The Government Quit Putting Out Fraudulent Employment Statistics?  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com  http://albertpeia.com/governmentfraudulentemploymentstats.htm 

 

 

 

 

 

The Financial Crisis Of 2008 Was Just A Warm Up Act For The Economic Horror Show That Is Coming  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com http://albertpeia.com/2008crisisjustwarmupforcomingcollapse.htm

 

 

 

The Posts View The Senate didnt do enough to stop insider trading Editorial Board Theres still too much ambiguity on rules covering lawmakers. (Washington Post) [ So much for nobody being above the law! I quite agree that absolutely no ambiguity; indeed, no ‘wiggle room’ whatsoever should be countenanced in this ‘legislation’. Actually, an outright ban would be a more ‘cut and dry’ approach and desirable. Objections? Don’t run for office if you don’t like the rule. After all, Washington politics has strayed a long way from being a ‘public service sacrifice’ to rather an extravagantly accoutered, very costly to the public, but lucrative end in itself; and worse, regardless of results (the fiefdoms seem to be self-perpetuating). Yet, it still comes down to the meaningfulness of the laws, particularly relative to arbitrary enforcement; and, for those who believe the ‘courts’ will apply those laws as written and intended, I’m constrained to say from direct experience: ‘You don’t get out much!’ http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm     http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm  http://albertpeia/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm  

 

 

The Post’s View Drawdown in Afghanistan Why should troops die this year if U.S. is leaving next year? (Washington Post) [ Indeed! But the larger question is why should they have died in Afghanistan at all? Well, the answer’s simple, even beyond the military industrial complex / war profiteer thing. It’s not a question of the heroes in; but rather, it’s all about the heroin. Yes, heroin! That icky, sticky highly addictive and devestating drug that the most sordid of organized crime ilk here and abroad find so appealing and lucrative. And, it’s ‘high time’ for this very newspaper (among all others and media) to step up and say what everyone with a computer and internet connection with a desire to know already knows; viz., the u.s. government is in the illegal drug business (including heroin, cocaine, etc.) in a very big way. Back when I brought a RICO action involving drug money laundering (see infra) I never in my wildest dreams could have thought that reality to be so, yet indeed it is so.

 

Drug war hypocrisy: drug trafficking’s big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters  PF Louis | The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is centers on the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. Natural News February 1, 2012  [  http://albertpeia.com/americangovernmentdrugtrafficking.htm     http://albertpeia.com/americascorruptiondrugtrade.htm  http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/ricosummarytoFBIunderpenaltyofperjury.pdf       http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/PeiavCoanetals.htm    http://albertpeia.com/fbimartinezcongallard.htm  
http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm ]  ‘The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is outrageous when compared to the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. The son of a convicted notorious mobster, John Gotti Jr, when asked in court if the family still dealt drugs cracked, “No, we can’t compete with the government.”

Today in Afghanistan, American troops have been seen guarding poppy fields used to make heroin. Those fields were all but wiped out by 2001 when the Taliban destroyed them and forbade that agricultural pursuit. Now theyre flourishing again after the American occupation.

This doesnt make sense despite all the mainstream reports that American troops are protecting the poppy farmers from the bad guys. Internet sites such as Prison Planet, Info Wars, The Political Coffeehouse and others report otherwise. They connect the CIA and US military to restarting the poppy fields in Afghanistan in 2002, increasing poppy growth by over 650 percent. Whos telling it like it is?

One way the CIA keeps their drug trafficking hidden from public view

The CIAs secret operations to influence journalism started in the 1950s by infiltrating the media and bribing journalists to be operatives and assets for the CIA. By 1976, then CIA director William Colby reportedly bragged that the CIA owned the press. Supposedly, this too secret to name operation was coined Operation Mockingbird by Deborah Davis in her book Katherine the Great.

Operation Mockingbird worked well against prize winning journalist Gary Webb when his newspaper, the San Jose Mercury News, ran his in depth series on CIA drug trafficking that flooded the USA to help finance the CIA backed Nicaraguan Contras during the 1980s.

Journalists all over the USA jumped on the series, claiming Webbs journalism was shoddy. The newspaper had to recant and fire him, and Gary Webb was black listed from mainstream journalism completely.

 

Webb retaliated by having his book Dark Alliance published and making the NY Times best seller list, forcing some of his critics to privately eat crow after the fact.

Despite the CIAs control of the press, a few Mexico and Central America cocaine busts of plane cargoes and discoveries of large cocaine stashes on crashed planes with CIA hired pilots flying them for front companies did hit the mainstream news, albeit briefly.

Remember the movie Air America? It was based on an actual CIA owned front company transporting tons of heroin from Southeast Asias Golden Triangle poppy fields during and after the Vietnam conflicts. Now Afghanistan and the Golden Crescent are the featured opium/heroin conduit sources.

Government and big business using drug traffic profits is nothing new

When the U.S. government made deals with the Cosa Nostra mafia to help police ports and harbors during WW II, they breathed life into the heroin trade. Eventually, Marseilles, France was set up by the Corsican mafia to become the French Connection for heroin traffic.

But opium trade history goes back further, to colonial times and early America. Thats when American shipping magnates used their fast Clipper Ships to compete with Englands monarch sanctioned dope running East India Company for transporting opium to China.

A few key players created family fortunes from the China opium trade that exist today within some northeast Americas old money families.

Among the familiar family names, according to Wikipedia (source below) is Forbes. Another source mentions Astor, a prominently wealthy philanthropic family around New York today (Wiki source below). In those days, trafficking dope was a legitimate business endeavor, immoral but not illegal.

Now it is illegal as well. Ironically, this allows the biggest illicit drug providers to financially benefit the CIA and international banking.’

 

Sources for this article include:

http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/MOCK/mockingbird.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_family

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor

http://thepoliticalcoffeehouse.com/2011/12/01/us-military-opium-afghanistan/

http://www.minormusings.com/Drugs/Mask.html

 

 

See also:

Big Banks, Gov’ts Collude in Drug War Hypocrisy

Much Of Afghan Drug Money Going To ‘Our Friends’

Steady Stream of Drug Money Departs Afghanistan, U.S. Officials Flummoxed

Afghan CIA Drug Kingpin Shot Dead by Own Bodyguard

Afghanistan drug trade hits $4 billion a year

Occupiers involved in drug trade: Afghan minister

US and NATO protecting Afghan drug trade

B.C. RCMP seize 60,000 poppy plants in record haul

NATO rejects Russian call for Afghan poppy spraying

War on drugs is a hoax: US admits to guarding, assisting lucrative Afghan opium trade

UN: Afghan opium production up by 61% under NATO’s watch

DOJ: Drug Cartel’s Influence Extends Well Beyond Border Well Into the U.S.

 

AP source: Donald Trump intends to endorse Newt Gingrich's presidential bid Donald Trump intends to endorse Gingrichs GOP presidential bid, according to a source close to... (Washington Post) [ Yes, the unreality reality mobster and new york don (trump) and ‘the newt man’ hear some etherial sounds from beyond from ‘the lizard man’ aka the great Jimmy Morrison of The Doors fame in an instructive refrain:

Touch the newt man don
Be thou not afraid
Though his champagne’s now lemonade
Don’t forget the promise that you made
Though it looks like now you have been played
A deck of jokers now betrayed

To the full moon base as been said
Insanity’s what both you pled
As others’ life blood you have bled
Time for lun_a_tics_ like _you for  the harnessed bed…

 

TOUCH ME by THE DOORS
                                                    (Album "The Soft Parade")
 
{ I played this song along the album according to some other versions I was
able to find and it didn't sound well. So, I tried to write my own version
of this song - here is the result. http://www.rockmagic.net/guitar-tabs/the_doors/touch_me.crd }
 
INTRO:
 
               4 times: Am Am Am G Am Am G Am Bm
               2 times: Am7 Am7 Am7 G7 Am7 Am7 G7 Am7 Bm7
               1 times: Am7 -stop-
 
 
VERSE:
 
               Come on, come on, c'mon, c'mon now
               G
               Touch me babe,
               Bm                 C                   Cm
               Can't you see that I am not afraid.
                             A#                        Dm
               What was that promise that you made?                  
                             D#                        F#
               Why won't you tell me what she said?
                             C#
               What was that promise that she made?
 
 
CHORUS:
 
                   F#        Fm
               Now I'm gonna love you
                        F#     G#        C#
               till the heaven stops the rain.
               F#        Fm
               I'm gonna love  you
                        F#    G#            F#
               till the stars fall from the sky
                           C#
               for you and I.

 

 

In South, Gingrich vows to rise again The most topsy-turvy among up-then-down-again candidates says he could revive once more. (Washington Post) [ Rise again indeed! Like a phoenix from the ashes! You just can’t keep a good sleaze / con down (look at wobama). Not to worry newty; you got the endorsement of that new york don (trump), which also means you can be his celebrity apprentice. And, from beyond in South LA (‘LA Woman’ – The Doors) we hear the sweet sound of ‘the lizard man’, Jimmy’s spirit joining the thongs, I mean the throngs in unison, feverishly calling out in support of ‘the newt man’:

 

“ Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Got to keep on risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin'
Risin', risin'
Gone risin', risin'
I'm gone risin', risin'
I gotta risin', risin'
Well, risin', risin'
I gotta, wooo, yeah, risin'
Woah, ohh yeah “

 

Yes newt man … sounds like a plan!

Doors L.A. Woman Lyrics

Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows

Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light
Or just another lost angel...City of Night
City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woo, c'mon

L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman
L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon
L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon
L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon
Drive thru your suburbs
Into your blues, into your blues, yeah
Into your blue-blue Blues
Into your blues, ohh, yeah

I see your hair is burnin'Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you
You know they are a liar
Drivin' down your freeways
Midnite alleys roamCops in cars, the topless bars
Never saw a woman...
So alone, so alone
So alone, so alone
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/d/doors/la+woman_20506553.html ]
Motel Money Murder Madness
Let's change the mood from glad to sadness

Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Got to keep on risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin'
Risin', risin'
Gone risin', risin'
I'm gone risin', risin'
I gotta risin', risin'
Well, risin', risin'
I gotta, wooo, yeah, risin'
Woah, ohh yeah

Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows

Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light
Or just another lost angel...City of Night
City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woah, c'mon

L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman
L.A. Woman, your my woman
Little L.A. Woman, Little L.A. Woman
L.A. L.A. Woman Woman
L.A. Woman c'mon

 

 

 

 

The end for Gingrich? Hes going down in his own style. (Washington Post) [ Wow! Say it isn’t so; that is, ‘Jimbo’, as in the ghost of the great Jim Morrison of ‘Doors’ fame who as ‘the lizard man’ reminds ‘the newt man’ that, There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors (of perception. Aldous Huxley); and, then he breaks out in the famed refrain,

 

This is the end

Slimy Newt Man

The end you dumb rear end

 

Your door you whore,

The full moon’s allure

Colony no more!

Doors The End Lyrics Sung by Jim Morrisson (first verse and then full song – with guitar chords)
Songwriters: JACKSON, TONY / ROBERTS, BEN / D'ARCY, AARON

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end…’

THE END 
 
D                     C                D
This is the end, beautiful friend.
                          C              D
This is the end, my only friend, the end
      C       G              D
of our elaborate plans, the end
      C                          D
of everything that stands, the end,
       C      G       D
no safety or surprise, the end.
    C                               D
I'll never look into your eyes again.
 
 
               C                         D
Can you picture what will be,
     G7                 D
so limitless and free,
  C                   D                    G                    D
desp'rately in need of some stranger's hand,
       C                   D
in a    desp'rate land.
 
 
D
Lost in a roman wilderness of pain,
and all the children are insane... x 2
waiting for the summer rain.
There's danger on the edge of town,
Ride the king's highway.