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Obama plan: Debt will be $1 trillion higher in a decade than forecast Budget delays action on deficits in favor of spending on Democratic priorities aimed at middle class. (Washington Post) [ And you can take that to the bank! After all, we all know how ‘accurate’ - NOT! - wobama’s forecasts / promises are when in election mode; and, how so, so conservative in his assumptions, projections –NOT!- regarding same.

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 has helped keep the lunatics huge suckers rally going with across the board media et als complicity (infra). But not quite today as reality catches up somewhat, though typlical suckers surge into the close off lows. 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 , 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  ,  News Flash: The Rally Is OverFor Now  The Wall Street Journal 2-10-12 ..Thats enough of a pullback for Mr. Arbeter to call a near-term top. He sees the S&P 500 tumbling into the 1290 to 1320 range by early March, with tech stocks as the most overbought and vulnerable to some profit taking... , This Is What An Economic Depression Looks Like In The 21st Century http://albertpeia.com/21centurydepressiongreecedusup.htm   2-10-12 ,  Macroeconomic problems will not go away MarketWatch  , S&P Downgrades 34 Of 37 Italian Banks - Full StatementThe Great Squeeze: Asset Prices Will Fall, While the Cost of Living Will Rise February 13th, 2012  http://gainspainscapital.com  ,  The next Black Swan is coming (Updated)at MarketWatch By Cody Willard CBO Solution to Budget Crisis Everyone Bend Over!  ,  Young Adults Jobless And Living At Home With Mom And Dad?  http://albertpeia.com/joblesslivinhome.htm  ,  Why Did Economists Get It So Wrong in 2011? The Wall Street Journal  ,   Guest Post: Charting The Federal Reserve's Assets - 1915-2012the Fed has degenerated from a by and large passive institution (dealing only in high-quality self-liquidating commercial paper and gold) to an active pursuant of junk, an enabler of wars, a benevolent combatant of the depressions of its own creation…’  ,  Average Gasoline Price Jumps To Highest In 5 MonthsAthens Burning As Police Runs Out Of Tear Gas Unemployment, Foreclosures, Rising Debts and Despair: AMERICAS SOCIAL CRISIS Bob Chapman | 2012 is going to be a difficult year ,  Leading Economist: Were In a No Win Situation This Is End of the World Type Stuff *Video* Mac Slavo | This is an interview that shouldnt be missed. , Is Greek Side Deal With Finland On Bailout Collateral About To Kill Greek Rescue Again?European Financials At Worst Levels In Two WeeksGuest Post: The First Dominoes: Greece, Reality, And Cascading DefaultThe Daily Market Report Feb 13th, 2012  News The Cradle of Western Civilization Burns  (USAGOLD) Athens Burns: buildings on fire as chaos, riots flare up RT | Technocrats are failing miserably, as Greece realizes it has been completely looted by Euro bankersMortgage Settlement Will Plunge Real Estate Values Greg Hunter | It is official. State and federal governments have condoned forgery, perjury and fraudIs Okun's Law The Latest Casualty Of Central Planning...And BLS Seasonal AdjustmentsOkun's rule-of-thumb relates the long-term empirical finding that a country's unemployment rate is closely related to a country's output (or GDP) - perfectly sensible and comprehensible. In fact to be a little more explicit, it is the change in unemployment that is more notable in its relationship to the potential GDP (the output gap). His original work noted that a 3% increase in output corresponds to a 1% decline in unemployment rates (and/or rise in labor force participation, rise in hours worked, and rise in labor productivity) but as Goldman Sachs notes this week, Okun's Law has broken. As they point out, even though US real GDP growth has averaged a meager 2.5% pace since the end of the recession, the unemployment rate has fallen almost two percentage points from its peak. There are three implications, in our view: the unemployment rate is hopelessly miscalculated (and is much higher); potential growth is much lower than economists have been expecting (not such good news for real growth); and the multiplier effect of money has dropped structurally (in other words the implied money flow from more workers is not circulating the way it empirically has to juice growth). It seems to us that none of these are good for growth as the reality of a higher unemployment rate (BLS adjustments aside) is negative, lower potential for growth impacts earnings expectations (as we are already seeing in company and analyst outlooks which has perplexed those market watchers pinning their hopes on the jobless rate), and the balance sheet recessionary impacts of the 'employed' minimizing debt rather than maximizing potential gain is a further drag. Either way, as Goldman notes the potential growth rate going forward (2012 and 2013) is likely to remain quite weak, in the neighborhood of 2% in line with the CBO's dismal views and this could be further exacerbated by the drop in labor force participation we have noted vociferously. , Daves Daily: http://www.etfdigest.com  ACCIDENT-PRONE MARKETS  February 10, 2012 With volume remaining holiday light and many indicators signaling overbought conditions, weve suggested markets were an accident waiting to happen ,  Taxpayers Are Owed $133B From Bailouts    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1416049583001/taxpayers-are-owed-133b-from-bailouts/?playlist_id=87093  ,  Investors Take Note: A Seismic Shift Has Begun in China February 10th, 2012  http://gainspainscapital.com   ,   Anxiety over incomes hits consumer morale  , The Epic Farce Continues - US Attorneys General "Robosigned" A Foreclosure Settlement Which Does Not ExistProof Of LTRO Bank Stigma, Or Why Mario Draghi Is LyingObama Revises CBO Deficit Forecast, Predicts 110% Debt-To-GDP By End Of 2013, Worse Deficit In 2012 Than 2011Ben Bernanke FTMFW Quote Of The DayAnd the winner is... BERNANKE: HOUSING MAY NO LONGER BE VIEWED AS SECURE INVESTMENT Here are some other pearls of is dumb from helicopter ben b.s. shalom bernanke : http://albertpeia.com/30bunglebenbernankequotes.htm    ,  Manipulation And Abuse Confirmed In $350 Trillion MarketJust over three years ago, Zero Hedge first pointed out some dramatically meaningless inconsistencies in one of the world's most important numbers (which also happens to be "self-reported" and without any checks and balances) - the London Interbank Offered Rate, better known as LIBOR, which is the reference rate of a rather large market. Following that, we made a stronger case that the Libor, should really be abbreviated to LiEbor in "On the Uselessness of Libor" from June 2009, which alleged that this number is essentially manipulated, potentially with malicious intent. That alone got us a very unhappy retort from the British Banker Association (BBA) which is the banker-owned entity set to "determine" what the daily Libor fixing is based on how banks themselves tell us their liquidity conditions are. Well, as has been getting more and more obvious over the past two years, our allegations were 100% correct, and have now manifested in a series of articles digging through the dirt, manipulation and outright crime behind this completely fabricated number. And yet this should be the most aggravated offence in the capital markets, because LIBOR just so happens is the primary driver in determining implicit risk as a reference rate for $350 trillion worth of financial products. That's right - that one little number, now thoroughly discredited, has downtstream effects on $350,000,000,000,000.00 worth of notional assets. That's a lot. And while we are confident that nobody will ever go to prison for LIBOR fraud, which has explicitly been leading investors and speculators alike to believe that risk is far lower than where it truly is  ,  All The Worlds Gold by News  (NumberSlueth)  http://albertpeia.com/gold.jpg  ,  [ AP: I personally believe significant amounts of american gold reseves have been looted, amounts misstated consistent with the typical patterns of fraud / theft endemic to america in these rather grim, desperate times accompanied by pervasive fraud and corruption. ]  ,   University of Michigan consumer sentiment (prelim) fell to 72.5 in Feb, below market expectations of 74.0, vs 75.0 Jan.  ,  Violence erupts as Greece ponders tough terms for new bailout  ,  US trade gap widened to -$48.8 bln in Dec, near expectations of -$48.0 bln, vs -$47.06 bln in Nov.  ,   MARKETS SINK AND GREECE IS FALLING APART: Here's What You Need To Know  Business Insider  ,  Unemployment, Foreclosures, Rising Debts and Despair: AMERICAS SOCIAL CRISIS Bob Chapman | 2012 is going to be a difficult year   , 2-10-12   Leading Economist: Were In a No Win Situation This Is End of the World Type Stuff *Video*  Mac Slavo | This is an interview that shouldnt be missed http://www.prisonplanet.com/leading-economist-%E2%80%9Cwe%E2%80%99re-in-a-no-win-situation%E2%80%A6-this-is-end-of-the-world-type-stuff%E2%80%9D-video.html  ,    David Rosenberg: Bearish And Sticking To It The Wall Street Journal Rosenberg: We have had three years of fiscal deficits around 10% of GDP. Thats the sort of red ink generally reserved for world wars. We have zero percent policy rates now for three years and a pledge for another three, and on top of that, a central bank that has blown out its balance sheet to a level that is now equivalent to 20% of GDP. With this massive government incursion, wouldnt it make sense that the economy would have at least some modest growth? The question will ultimately be answered down the road as to how things look when all this largess unwinds at some point, the piper gets paid. Rosenberg goes on to describe how the economys dependence on government intervention The economy is sucking off Uncle Sams teat that is the primary source of this seemingly resilient economy. Over the past two years, the American publics reliance on public funds (housing goodies, expanded welfare, food stamps, extended jobless benefits and other subsidies) has surged 7.5% to 23% (67 million people supported). This metric usually goes down after recessions end but not this time. And to put it all in perspective, in the severe 1981-82 recession, there was only a 6% increase (and then it fell sharply). So you may want to call the economy resilient, but keep in mind that it is still being heavily medicated ,  Daves Daily: http://www.etfdigest.com SLOW ASCENT FOR MARKET CONTINUES February 09, 2012 Jobless Claims (358K vs 370K expected) continued to show some improvement but inside the numbers was one standout data pointthere was no gain in new hires. So were still just seeing people falling off the roles , Naked Capitalism Thursday, February 9, 2012The Top Twelve Reasons Why You Should Hate the Mortgage Settlement Yves Smith ,  DJ EU CRISIS ROAD MAP: Key Milestones Ahead http://www.dowjones.com/products/djfxtrader/articles/EUCRISISROADMAPKeyMilestonesAhead0209.asp
Infographic: Presenting A World Covered In (Hundred Dollar Bill) DebtOur friends at Demonocracy have once again surpassed themselves, and have followed up the infographic showing the truckloads of cash that are needed to rescue the insolvent PIIGS, with this masterpiece which, while making the naive assumption that debt is represented by physical paper (when it is nothing but a bunch of electronic ones and zeros stored in various computers around the world), presents in gloriously visual terms precisely what the literal debt burden of the world's would look like expressed in piles of one hundred dollar bills. The result is quite stunning... , Guest Post: Stop The (Printing) Press!.... If Only We CouldCalm Before The Storm? Credit Plunges As VIX Futures Jump Most In 2 MonthsIs The Foreclosure Settlement A Shadow Bailout For Broke CaliforniaGuest Post: Self-Interest And The Pathology Of Power: The Corruption Of America Part 2The Power Elites' time-honored strategy to protect their own wealth and grip on power has three components: one is to pursue a strategy of pervasive, ceaseless propaganda to persuade the productive classes that the system is sound, fair and working for them; the second is to fund diversionary "bread and circuses" for the potentially troublesome lower classes, and the third is to harden the fiefdoms of power and wealth into an aristocracy that is impervious to the protests of debt-serfs and laborers below. In addition to "the system is working for you" social control myth, the wealth/power aristocracy also invokes various fear-based social control myths: external enemies are threatening us all, so ignore your debt-serfdom and powerlessness, etc
, Is A Greek Uncontrollable Default Inevitable?It seems , Money, Money, EverywhereFX Concepts' John Taylor is out with today's slam dunk de-noisification of all that is irrelevant with the following summary of what is really going on as the world's central banks embark on the latest and hopefully final attempt to reliquify everything. All we can add to Taylor's analysis, especially in light of today's incremental easing in ECB collateral requirements, is that the biggest beneficiary by far of what in a few months will be another multi-trillion balance sheet expansion, is and continues to be hard, non-dilutable, i.e., real, money. Because as fiat currency loses all relevance in a world in which it is printed on a daily basis by the central banks, whether or not we end up with a Weimar scenario, the cash thrown out by the even profitable companies will be increasingly more meaningless. , Economists Surprised Again By Unemployment Claims, Should Not Have Been : ilene : 02/09/2012 - 21:37 Lots of motion, little progress. , Drudgereport: WIRE: Foreclosure Deal to Spur Home Seizures... , Israel teams with terror group to kill Irans nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News NBC News | The group is financed, trained and armed by Israels secret service.  ,  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

 

 

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Mr. Obama’s budget Editorial Board Better than Republican alternatives, but far from what he promised. (Washington Post) [ Better? I don’t think so. Far from what he promised? How could anyone reasonably, rationally, realistically expect any less from wobama the b for b***s***? Milbank: Obama’s budget games He avoided anything resembling a serious proposal. (Washington Post) [ I’m totally astounded! I really am! I even checked / refreshed to see if this was a print / display error! Praise the Lord! It’s true! Criticism of his much-loved wobama! Even pinched myself to see if I was dreaming.  Who woulda think it? Tough love? I’d say we’ll happily take any criticism of wobama by Mr. Milbank as welcomed and nothing short of a monumental breakthrough, whatever the reason. But indeed Mr. Milbank’s quite right and the context is surely typical wobama election-year b***s***! 

 

Obama looks to tame U.S. debt Spending plan would pump nearly $500 billion into new construction projects over the next decade. (Washington Post) [ Tame u.s. debt … Yes indeed, by more record level spending … Sounds like a plan! Well, you know the drill; it’s an election year and it takes money ( that’s not really there, and no, not to make money ) to if not get elected, to enable an argument that, though contraindicated, you should be elected. I think we’ve passed the ‘fool me twice, shame on me’ threshold.  Obama Revises CBO Deficit Forecast, Predicts 110% Debt-To-GDP By End Of 2013, Worse Deficit In 2012 Than 2011Ben Bernanke FTMFW Quote Of The DayAnd the winner is... BERNANKE: HOUSING MAY NO LONGER BE VIEWED AS SECURE INVESTMENT … Here are some other pearls of ‘is dumb’ from helicopter ben b.s. shalom bernanke : http://albertpeia.com/30bunglebenbernankequotes.htm  ,  How much has Obama added to debt? OPINION | The amount he’s actually responsible for adding to the deficit is difficult to calculate.   (Washington Post) [ Well, when you’re dealing with debased, over-printed fiat currency and insurmountable debt levels, the precise amount of debt added on his watch matters less than the fact that he’s increased america’s debt by an amount in excess of the total amounts of all the nations’ presidents since Eisenhower combined. http://albertpeia/34shockingfactsaboutusdebt.htm    ,  Is the unemployment rate misleading? WONKBLOG | Some point out that it doesn’t count those who’ve given up looking for work. (Washington Post) [ Duh! Ya think? I don’t even buy their raw numbers; and, even if, arguendo, their raw numbers real, they are election year expedient at best for ‘reporting purposes’ and uneconomic, overcostly, and very, very temporary http://albertpeia.com/governmentfraudulentemploymentstats.htm  . 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…).

 

 

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 

 

 

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Milbank: Obama’s budget games He avoided anything resembling a serious proposal. (Washington Post) [ I’m totally astounded! I really am! I even checked / refreshed to see if this was a print / display error! Praise the Lord! It’s true! Criticism of his much-loved wobama! Even pinched myself to see if I was dreaming. Who woulda think it? Tough love? I’d say we’ll happily take any criticism of wobama by Mr. Milbank as welcomed and nothing short of a monumental breakthrough, whatever the reason. But indeed Mr. Milbank’s quite right and the context is surely typical wobama election-year b***s***! 

 

Obama looks to tame U.S. debt Spending plan would pump nearly $500 billion into new construction projects over the next decade. (Washington Post) [ Tame u.s. debt … Yes indeed, by more record level spending … Sounds like a plan! Well, you know the drill; it’s an election year and it takes money ( that’s not really there, and no, not to make money ) to if not get elected, to enable an argument that, though contraindicated, you should be elected. I think we’ve passed the ‘fool me twice, shame on me’ threshold.  Obama Revises CBO Deficit Forecast, Predicts 110% Debt-To-GDP By End Of 2013, Worse Deficit In 2012 Than 2011Ben Bernanke FTMFW Quote Of The DayAnd the winner is... BERNANKE: HOUSING MAY NO LONGER BE VIEWED AS SECURE INVESTMENT … Here are some other pearls of ‘is dumb’ from helicopter ben b.s. shalom bernanke : http://albertpeia.com/30bunglebenbernankequotes.htm  ,  How much has Obama added to debt? OPINION | The amount he’s actually responsible for adding to the deficit is difficult to calculate.   (Washington Post) [ Well, when you’re dealing with debased, over-printed fiat currency and insurmountable debt levels, the precise amount of debt added on his watch matters less than the fact that he’s increased america’s debt by an amount in excess of the total amounts of all the nations’ presidents since Eisenhower combined. http://albertpeia/34shockingfactsaboutusdebt.htm    ,  Is the unemployment rate misleading? WONKBLOG | Some point out that it doesn’t count those who’ve given up looking for work. (Washington Post) [ Duh! Ya think? I don’t even buy their raw numbers; and, even if, arguendo, their raw numbers real, they are election year expedient at best for ‘reporting purposes’ and uneconomic, overcostly, and very, very temporary http://albertpeia.com/governmentfraudulentemploymentstats.htm  . 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…).

 

 

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 

 

 

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Obama budget takes aim at Wall StreetThe presidents plan calls for a bank tax twice as big as the one he proposed last year, a sign he wants to make anti-Wall Street sentiment a signature of his campaign. (Washington Post) [ Takes aim at wall street? If only he could shoot straight! Indeed, prosecutions (including fines and disgorgement) of the multitude of wall street frauds in the trillions at the highest levels as promised last time around would yield far more revenue than that being bandied about, assuming arguendo, a real chance for passage of such a tax.

 

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Price tag rises for Wall Street bailout Cost of bailout is rising, so Obama administration plans to seek more money from proposed bank tax. Obama budget takes aim at Wall Street  Trading probe: Tale from a bygone era Insider-trading probe of House committee chairman evokes memories of 19th-century scandal. (Washington Post) [ Indeed it does! And, as a consequence of the wall street favored fed ‘plan(s)’, incuding current QE’s sub rosa, the costs of everything are rising faster despite the obfuscation and spin. There are no free lunches and the piper must be paid, sooner as opposed to much more costly later.

 

Why insider trading probes are awkward for SEC (Washington Post) [ If only it wasn’t true that ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’! Clearly, a lack of will and conflicts, bribes / quid pro quo, even destruction of evidence, have plagued the SEC. Yet, their’s is only the province of civil remedies with at best criminal referrals to the DOJ for prosecution; good luck with that (remember all those prosecutions promised last election time by what is now the wobama / holder doj of the still extant high level wall street frauds in the trillions…never happened  - { Obama flush with financial sector cash The president has managed to raise more money this year from the sector than any GOP contender. (WP) ( So much for obama and OWS; but how ‘bout wobama and obs … yes, more ‘obama b*** s*** ! The quid pro quo … the bribe …  Cases against Wall Street lag despite Holder’s vows to target financial fraud  WP Obama has promised to hold Wall Street accountable for the meltdown.    America Is a Failed State Because It Won’t Prosecute Financial Crime  Washington’s 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 ,

 

Insider-trading probe targets House panel chair Rep. Bachus EXCLUSIVE | Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is being investigated. 'This is a dog and pony show' (Washington Post) [ Yeah! And he’s both the dog and the pony. As for the paulson meeting and denial of ‘inside information’, one can only say for certain, giving bachus the temporary but unlikely benefit of the doubt, that paulson should be in jail for what they did for their buds at goldman et als. And dern it, as a wine man by definition, how else is he going to afford the finest vintages and bacchanalian rituals? Yet, one must agree that they’re already pretty well overpaid http://albertpeia.com/govemployeeretirement.jpg   . Well, I guess there’s a little Geckoish (‘Wall Street’, Oliver Stone) wall street ‘greed is good’ in all capital hill / government connected reps.

 

 

THE OBAMA DECEPTION’  http://albertpeia.com/obamadeceptionhighqualityversion.flv    Does regulation really kill jobs? (Washington Post) [ Just those corruption-related ones; those organized crime, as well as disorganized crime jobs for which there’s plenty of ‘quid pro quo’, bribes, etc., to go around. Energy Dept. failed to act as Solyndra sank (WP) [ This stuff is becoming all too typical. I believe it’s time to start questioning what federal employees get paid for. After all, pervasively corrupt america is defacto bankrupt (  America’s debt woe is worse than Greece’s News (CNN) — ‘Our government is utterly broke…The government’s total indebtedness is $211 trillion ) . Moreover, america’s pervasive corruption, even crimes,  has become synonomous with the machinations of any number of federal agencies / departments / all branches of government  (ie., DOJ – holder/fast and furious/race bias UPDATE: MORE CLAIMS OF RACE BIAS AT JUSTICE...ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims , Fannie / Freddie Mac , SEC destroyed documents, senator says 17 Aug 2011 ‘The Securities and Exchange Commission destroyed documents and compromised enforcement case ...   Sen.Grassley  “It doesn’t make sense that an agency responsible for investigations would want to get rid of potential evidence…’ Report: SEC lawyer exposed FBI informant (WP) [the sec liar (sic – lawyer) typically with a ‘pre or post’ arrangement, whether implicit or explicit; that ubiquitous ‘bribe thing’ in pervasively corrupt, defacto bankrupt, fallen  america. Indeed, the scenario typifies that national drain / sinkhole new york (new york / new jersey metro) where, for example, FBI informants were routinely exposed by ‘italians’ in the new york d.a.’s office over the objection of the FBI, and were murdered by mafia / organized crime [ this was documented with authority in ‘Goombata: The Improbable Rise and Fall of John Gotti and His Gang’ Cummings / Volkman  ] SEC faulted over records shredding The SEC destroyed internal documents that should have been preserved as official federal records, the agency’s inspector general has found. (Washington Post) [ Oh, if it was only that, and only the SEC; and if only they did an incisive investigation of the DOJ. Sheriff: Fast and Furious Bigger Scandal Than Watergate   http://www.prisonplanet.com/sheriff-fast-and-furious-bigger-scandal-than-watergate.html   Paul Joseph Watson | Over two dozen Republicans call for Holder to resign. Though heavily redacted, the documents directly discuss “Operation Fast and Furious” and how it involves “trafficking firearms to Mexico”. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 . )That’s certainly my experience which comports with reality, http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/ricosummarytoFBIunderpenaltyofperjury.pdf       http://www.albertpeia.com/112208opocoan/PeiavCoanetals.htm        

 

 

 

Ignatius: American history’s greatest flip-flop (Washington Post) [ That’s only if you can be certain of what’s been flipped; and, sifting through the obfuscation and propaganda, what’s really flopped in terms of so-called ‘american history’. 

 

The Gospel according to Obama The president’s contradictory theologies. (Washington Post) [ Oh come on, Mr. Krauthammer! Who’s still counting? Wobama’s total jive-talking b***s***! I mean, count the ways! There’s absolutely no end to his jive! Who’s still buyin’ / believin’? Fools and other ‘tools’?

 

 

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 oligarchy 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.
Weird scenes inside the goldmine;
ride the king's highway west, baby.
Ride the snake... x 2
to the lake,
the ancient lake, baby.
The snake is long,
seven miles;
ride the snake,
he's old and his skin is cold.
The West is the best... x 2
Get here and we'll do the rest.
The blue bus is calling us... x 2
Driver, where you taking us?.. x 2
 
(spoken)
 
D
The Killer awoke before dawn,
he put his boots on,
he took a face from the ancient gallery,
and he walked on down the hall.
He went to the room where his sister lived,
and then he paid a visit to his brother,
and then he walked on down the hall.
And he came to a door,
and he looked inside,
"Father?"
"Yes, son?"
"I want to kill you.
Mother I want to....."
Come on, baby, take a chance with us,
and meet me at the back of the blue bus... x 3
Come on, yeah.

 

 

 

With Mitt and Newt, pragmatic vs. epic The policy differences between Romney and Gingrich reflect their contrasting personalities  (Washington Post) [ Let’s not get too dramatic here! Epic? I don’t think so; at least as long as you’re counting full moon lunacy.

 

Gingrich: Today’s college students are coddled (Washington Post) [ Oh riiiiight, Ché Newty the Revolutionary! They’ve got no jobs and an insurmountably bankrupt nation to look forward to thanks in large part to you, your ilk, your peers, wobama et als; and, notably, through no fault of their own. Besides, says newty, ‘kids, they comb their hair in that funny way’.  Riiiiight, snooty newty, there’s those ‘janitorial jobs’ for which there are even waiting lists of applicants for even those jobs according to reports. Say anything, Ché Newty the Revolutionary! As per wobama, words are cheap; but as we all now know, ultimately very costly when they’re more rhetoric / b***s*** than truth / reality!  Gingrich turns to advisers who believe supply-side economics is the answer Advisers believe solution to nation’s deficit is to spur growth through tax cuts and deregulation. (Washington Post) [ Oh riiiiight! Worked like a charm in creating the last few fraud-induced debacles in this ongoing crisis, and the trickle never quite seems to trickle down that far. Yet, it appears the slimy newt’s found a kindred spirit in that malleable italian, peter ferrara ( ‘Peter Ferrara describes himself as Gingrich’s chief economic policy adviser and has won praise from Gingrich on the campaign trail. A lawyer and libertarian scholar who had long advocated privatizing Social Security — and once acknowledged taking payments from Jack Abramoff to write favorable op-ed pieces about the lobbyist’s clients — Ferrara said he talks to Gingrich almost daily…’), and the frauds on wall street will just love his social security privatization / new blood for the infamous blood-sucking squid (goldman sachs), to keep the ponzi padded with fresh dough once again on the backs of taxpayers (kind of a ‘k street’ kind of drain). Focused regulation of areas of the economy prone to fraud, ie., wall street, and deregulation as to others, ie., small businesses, is a more optimal course.( Bribes, Chinese mob ties alleged at Casino of Gingrich money man Sheldon Adelson Denies Wrongdoing as FBI, SEC Probe Alleged Corrupt Practices …).

 

GINGRICH PLEDGES MOON COLONY DURING PRESIDENCY By Amy Gardner http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/gingrich-pledges-moon-colony-during-presidency/2012/01/25/gIQAmQxiRQ_blog.html?fb_ref=NetworkNews   (Washington Post) [ The 51st state! To the moon (C)Allis(ta) … well … she looks a little like Audrey Meadows; and, a little black hair dye, he a bit like Jackie Gleason.  Wow! The ‘Homey Mooners’! Yeah! I can see it now… snooty newty taunting the obamanoids: See what fruity newty got on his agenda, wobamanoids … a new state …the moon … top that, will ya … how could they? Nobody could! Breakpoint, advantage gingrich … Charlie Sheen governor … winning! …. (not really … but indeed, this could be newt’s manic phase in a bipolar, or lesser cyclothymic disorder … yet, one can’t exclude narcissistic personality disorder in light of such ‘grandiosity / grandiose plans’ … whew! You really can’t make this stuff up! What a mental case!  Newt Gingrich promises to build a moon colony by 2020; make it a U.S. state [ Wow! Absolute proof that the slimy newts not dealing with a full deck. Say anything? This takes the cake! The idea man? Sure, all he needs is Aladdins lamp and infinite capital! Oh yeah, reality nothwithstanding, nasa boondoggles sell well in Cape Canaveral, Florida (and Houston, Texas). Note, he couldnt just go to the moon for the first time (that fake video with the flag waving in the moons windy atmosphere yet another example as on fraudulent wall street of that pervasively addictive hopium) Americas debt woe is worse than Greeces News (CNN) Our government is utterly broke. There are signs everywhere one looksThe governments total indebtedness is $211 trillion . How pathetic and desperate, that slimy newt! Like his bro’ trump and palin, he’s become the joke that keeps on giving. He’ll still have SNL. ]

Sargent: Romney camp — Newt ‘erratic, reckless’ (Washington Post) [ Yeah, that slimy newt; erratic, reckless … (n)e(u)rotic, feckless. I’m still on the edge of my chair as to what sweet Nancy’s got on the slimy newt though her lips are sealed even as the daredevil newty says, bring it on, let’s hear what she’s got, which of course newty would already know yet might not register with him given his unconflicted, sociopathic, ‘revolutionary’ nature. Let’s hear it, Nancy!  Pelosi: Gingrich Will Not Get The Nomination, There Is Something I Know CNN | “There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that’s their prerogative. I don’t even think that’s going to happen.” , Drudgereport: PELOSI THREAT: NEWT WON'T BE PRESIDENT    'THERE IS SOMETHING I KNOW' { And, what is that Nancy, pray tell…that newty has a coutee (vagina) and Calista is a lesbian? Or, that the newter has a couter and Calista is a man? Please do tell! }

 

The Posts View  Grand rhetoric, smaller ideas Editorial Board  The State of the Union served less as a policy blueprint than a case for reelection. (Washington Post) [ And a weak case (for reelection) it is! http://albertpeia.com/40piecesevidenceusdecline.htm , http://albertpeia.com/stansberrycorruptiondeclineofamerica.htm , http://albertpeia.com/50economicnumbersofuscollapse.htm  .

 

 

Scientists fear end of trips to Mars Theyre worried and angry as the White House wont commit to the plan to explore the red planet. (Washington Post) [ Been there, done that courtesy of Brian DePalma. Why waste money the nation doesn’t have by going back? After all, the nation is defacto bankrupt.  buzz aldrin wants to colonize Mars Riiiiight buzzed! Better check with DePalma to see if he already has the footage in the can since you wont be able to use the moon footage for the new boondoggle video ... Mission to Mars … Previous: OBAMA SPEECH OUTLINES PLANS FOR RETURNING DEFACTO BANKRUPT U.S. TO SPACE OOOOOH! SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN FOR INNER SPACE (IMAGINATION).