Video: Ron Paul – Gold is Money! The Dollar’s Value is Destined to Go Down

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Video: Celente – Stock Market Crash Before End of 2010

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A Plea for Freedom

(Infowars) – We are broke.

On June 5th, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Emergency Banking Act which declared America bankrupt and insolvent.  Twenty years after the 1913 Federal Reserve Act authorized a private central bank to loan money to the government at interest, the country declared its bankruptcy.  Twenty years after the Federal Reserve Act was passed, Congress enacted House Joint Resolution 192, to “Suspend the Gold Standard and Abrogate the Gold Clause” and the nation became insolvent.  Just twenty years after the Federal Reserve Act became law, gold at twenty dollars an ounce was inflated by FDR to twenty-nine dollars an ounce, confiscated with the passing of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934, and then inflated again to thirty-five dollars an ounce. Continue reading

The Serious Tracking of Americans Begins

(TheLibertyVoice) – They have passed the health bill, they have passed the financial regulations bill and they have snuck stuff into the stimulus package bills. They are going to track your money and your body. Here’s the first few things they are doing. This is step one. It will only get worse from here.

According numismaster.com:

…the Health Care Bill mandates, according to Numismaster.com, Starting on January 1st in 2012, S federal law will require coin and bullion dealers to report to the Internal Revenue Service all gold and silver coin purchases and sales greater than $600.
No that is not an error, they tacked the gold coin tracking regulations into the health bill. They are just tacking stuff on wherever they can.

As for your body, you will be required to have an “electronic health record”, by 2014. They snuck this into one of the “stimulus” bills. The electronic record will include an obesity rating. The information will be required to be on a “national exchange” with only secure access (Hah!). Why the F does your obesity rating have to be on a national exchange? This is a tip off to how micro-managed they are going to attempt to run your life.

Keep in mind that the health bill and financial “reform” bill are thousands of pages, with much of the details left up to the new agencies to fill in. Obama is appointing major league interventionists to head these agencies. They are completely clueless as to how an economy works. Their regs will be over the top. It will stifle America in so many ways, it is difficult to imagine. I was in East Berlin the year before the Wall came down. I saw what constant monitoring and micro-management did to people. It is not pretty. The gray, the drab, the despair was everywhere. When you can only take orders and wait for approvals and are constantly watched, it saps the life out of you. America is going to be changing and the government is going to try and watch you and monitor your vitals, as if you were a lab rat, as it does the changing.

It is not going to be pretty. – Source: The Liberty Voice

(Thanks to John Perez for the gold coin info.)

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2010/07/serious-tracking-of-americans-begins.html

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Sources said Tuesday that after overnight meetings, a group of Wall Street giants and some Chicago banks agreed to provide ShoreBank $125 million to $140 million. The saviors range from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. to Chicago’s Northern Trust Corp. and PrivateBancorp Inc., sources said. A new infusion of about $20 million from GE Capital pushed ShoreBank over the top, they said. Read More Here

(C4L) – More Blank Checks to the Military Industrial Complex – Ron Paul

Congress, with its insatiable appetite for spending, is set to pass yet another “supplemental” appropriations bill in the next two weeks. So-called supplemental bills allow Congress to spend beyond even the 13 annual appropriations bills that fund the federal government. These are akin to a family that consistently outspends its budget, and therefore needs to use a credit card to make it through the end of the month. Read More Here

(EuroNews) – Romanians protest wage and pension cuts

In one of the largest mass protests since the fall of communism, around 50,000 Romanians took to the streets of Bucharest on Wednesday.

They are furious at drastic cuts to state wages and pensions proposed by the government to reduce the country’s ballooning budget deficit. Read More Here

(Reuters) – IMF: Spain must make wide ranging reforms, weak recovery

Spain must make far reaching, comprehensive reforms, including to the labour market, while its economic recovery remains fragile, The International Monetary Fund said on Monday. “The challenges are severe: a dysfunctional labor market, the deflating property bubble, a large fiscal deficit, heavy private sector and external indebtedness, anemic productivity growth, weak competitiveness, and a banking sector with pockets of weakness,” the IMF said in an annual report on Spain. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Gold Rising as Euro Weakens Spurs More Speculation

Speculators are buying gold faster than the world’s biggest producers can mine it as analysts forecast a 27 percent rally that may extend the longest run of annual gains since at least 1920. Read More Here

(USAToday) – Private pay shrinks to historic lows

Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds. Read More Here

(TheEconomicCollapse) – 25 Questions To Ask Anyone Who Is Delusional Enough To Believe That This Economic Recovery Is Real

If you listen to the mainstream media long enough, you just might be tempted to believe that the United States has emerged from the recession and is now in the middle of a full-fledged economic recovery. In fact, according to Obama administration officials, the great American economic machine has roared back to life, stronger and more vibrant than ever before. But is that really the case? Read More Here

(WND) – Obama to snatch up to 75% of your income – Jerome Corsi

Federal government could confiscate more than half of everything earned Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Warning: Crash Dead Ahead. Sell. Get Liquid. Now

Commentary: ‘Game’s in the refrigerator.’ Power’s turning off. Dow sinking below 6,470 Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Video: Marc Faber – Greece Is Just a Write-off – Video Link Here

(CNBC) – Video: Peter Schiff on CNBC – is US The Next Greece or Japan? Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report with Jim Rogers – Banks! Bailout! Scandal!

(RussiaToday) – This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of real time fraud as quoted on the ticker tape; the more ‘perfect quarters’ and even more ‘missing records’ as the US government hands out tens of billions to TARP banks. In the second half of the show, Max interviews legendary investor Jim Rogers about the euro, naked short selling, and gold. Continue reading

Economy

(TheStar) – European debt fears batter TSX

Fears that the effects of a government debt crisis could push Europe into a severe economic downturn sent the Toronto stock market tumbling Monday. Read More Here

(ComedyCentral) – Video: The Daily Show with John Stewart on Hoarders – Video Link Here

U.S. Debt Clock – View Clock Here

(ChartingStocks) – Why Gold And The Dollar Are BOTH Rising

An unusual dynamic has taken shape over the last few months – Both the US Dollar and Gold have been rising together. Normally, such a movement would seem counter intuitive as Gold is a commodity and commodities tend to move in the opposite direction of the US dollar. Read More Here

(FT) – Financial Crises Getting Worse Worldwide

The pace and severity of financial crises has taken an ominous turn for the worse. Over the past 30 years, a crisis has occurred, on average, every three years. Yet, now, only 18 months after the meltdown of late 2008, Europe’s sovereign debt crisis has hit with full force. With one crisis seemingly begetting another, and the fuse between crises now getting shorter and shorter, the world economy is on a very treacherous course. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Sears and Kmart to offer cash-for-gold service

Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O), which expanded its layaway program to help cash-strapped consumers pay for purchases during the recession, is now helping its customers exchange their jewelry for cash as gold prices soar. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – `There’s No Money Left,’ U.K. Minister Learns From Predecessor

Arriving for work at the U.K. Treasury last week, the incoming chief secretary, David Laws, found a note from his predecessor, Liam Byrne, offering advice on the job.
“Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left,” Laws cited it as saying. Read More Here

Implode-O-Meter: Vicious Cycle – View Meter Here

(Bloomberg) – ‘There’s No Money Left,’ U.K. Minister Learns

Arriving for work at the U.K. Treasury last week, the incoming chief secretary, David Laws, found a note from his predecessor, Liam Byrne, offering advice on the job.

“Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left,” Laws cited it as saying.

“Which was honest,” Laws, whose position is the No. 2 in the Treasury after the chancellor of the exchequer, told a press conference in London today. “But slightly less than I was expecting.”

The note underscores the task facing Britain’s Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition as it seeks to reconcile demand for improved health and education services with promises to reduce the largest budget deficit since World War II. Read More Here

(May 16) – Video: Alex Breaks Down “Death of The Middle Class” on Alex Jones Tv Sunday Editon

Alex breaks down the international banking cartels continued plunder of the middle class here in america and how far they will go. – Part 1 Here Part 2 Here

(TimesOnline) – Germans lose faith in EU

The multi-billion-euro payout for Greece, followed by an even more expensive rescue package for the threatened single currency, has created the greatest political climate change in a generation. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Stocks, Euro Plunge on Concern Austerity Plans to Curb Recovery

Asian stocks fell the most in almost six months, led by the Shanghai Composite Index’s 5 percent plunge, the euro dropped to its lowest against the dollar since 2006 and the cost of insuring bonds from default jumped on concern European austerity measures will derail the recovery. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Financial Terrorists Want Global Currency, Global Central Bank

During a recent speech at a conference of elitists in Zurich Switzerland, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn called for the introduction of a global currency backed by a global central bank which would act as the “lender of last resort” in the event of a severe economic crisis, which would represent another lurch towards fascist centralization of power by financial terrorists busy exploiting the fiscal chaos they created in order to impose world government.

Stating that “crisis is an opportunity,” Strauss-Kahn said that globalists should exploit the financial chaos plaguing the world in order to push for “a new global currency issued by a global central bank”. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Germans Fantasize About New Rich-Nation Currency Bloc That Doesn’t Even Include France

Tonight’s must-read comes from Ambrose-Evans Pritchard at The Telegraph who offers some clear views on why the EU’s big shock & awe rescue plan is not having its desired result — why it hasn’t fully instilled confidence. Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – The Extreme Frustration Of Unemployed Americans

When Barack Obama visited Buffalo recently, he was greeted by a billboard advertisement with a very pointed message about unemployment. In just a few words it summarized the frustrations of an entire region. The billboard along I-190 had this very simple message for Obama: ”Dear Mr. President, I need a freakin job. Period. Sincerely, inafj.org.” As word about this billboard got out, it quickly made headlines all over the United States. Why? Well, the truth is that millions of hard working Americans are extremely frustrated about their lack of work right now. When you don’t have a job and you can’t provide for your family, very little else seems to matter. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, unemployment is now the second most important issue to American voters. The number one issue is the economy. Read More Here

(AFP) – Euro rescue package ‘just buys time’: Merkel

A trillion-dollar package to shore up ailing eurozone economies merely buys time until the deficits of certain members of the 16-member zone are cleaned up, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. Read More Here

(SilverBearCafe) – Rigging the Markets – How They Do It

While the rest of the financial world struggles, it might seem strange that four of the largest US banks have made record profits this past quarter – and not just on average, but every single trading day. Too good to be true? Indeed. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Detroit’s Unemployment Rate Is Nearly 50%, According to the Detroit News

As many have noted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which culls federal unemployment data, does not account for all of the jobless in its widely-quoted national unemployment figures. Among those omitted: part-time workers who are looking for full-time jobs and frustrated job seekers who abandon their job search altogether. Read More Here

(BeverlyHillsCourier) – Flood Of Calif. Businesses Abandon State

Numerous California businesses are packing up their bags and trading in the blue skies and hot weather to head east.

The Courier obtained a copy of the businesses leaving California this year. They are: Read More Here

(SKOptionsTrading) – Where next for Gold?

So far in 2010, all eyes in the gold market have been looking up at $1225 wondering whether gold get back to that all time high? Now that question has been answered yet another arises, where next for gold? Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Video: Ron Paul – Those Who Voted Against Audit The Fed Will Pay The Price

Texas Congressman Ron Paul appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box earlier today to discuss the financial crisis and his ongoing effort to audit the Federal Reserve.

Paul, speaking publicly for the first time since the Senate passed a watered down version of his HR1207 amendment to fully audit the Fed, said that those who had essentially voted for more Fed power would see repercussions. Continue reading

Economy Part 2

(C-Span) – Video: Ron Paul I Am Very Concerned About What’s Going To Happen!

(Reuters) – U.S. Senate rejects broader Fed audit amendment: May 11

The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment on Tuesday that would have exposed the Federal Reserve to broader scrutiny by Congress, which critics said would extend to monetary policy decisions. Read More Here

(DailyCrux) – Porter Stansberry: The U.S. dollar is about to implode – Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Unions warn of Greek-style riots in Britain against public sector cuts after court victory over capping of redundancies

Militant unions today sent a chilling warning of Greek-style strikes and protests after winning a major legal victory for civil servants made redundant.

The warning raises fears of months of chaos triggered by a furious public sector who refuse to accept painful changes to tackle Britain’s financial crisis. Read More Here

(Reuters) – FOREX-Euro falls as market doubts rescue package

The euro fell on Tuesday as the relief rally unleashed by an emergency aid package to prevent the spread of a euro zone debt crisis dissipated and the focus switched back to structural problems plaguing the bloc. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – The Second Leg of the Great Depression Was Caused by European Defaults

Many Americans know that the Great Depression was started by the bursting of the giant Wall Street bubble of the 1920’s (fueled by the use of bank deposits on speculative gambling, which is why Glass-Steagall was passed) , which in turn caused a run on American banks. Read More Here

Video: Gerald Celente on The Tommy Schnurmacher Show Continue reading

Economy

(CSpan) – Video: Ron Paul On Foregoing Congressional Pay Raise

Congressman Paul speaks on the House floor in support of a bill that stops the automatic payraise for Members of Congress. View Video Here

(SteveWatson) – Goldman “Sideshow” Hyped To Push Through Obama Banking Reform

Financial experts are in agreement that the Goldman Sachs fraud revelations are being artificially hyped in Washington in order to force through president Obama’s financial regulatory reform measures, proposals that will not punish bigger banks like Goldman and will not protect the American people from the banking cartels at the centre of the economic meltdown. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Pennsylvania Capital Told to Consider Bankruptcy Protection

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which has missed $6 million in debt payments since Jan. 1, should consider Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, City Controller Dan Miller told a three-hour special committee hearing today. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Why Today’s Gold Spike Is Important And Could Mark The Start Of Something Big

Gold has been rallying for awhile — nearing all time highs in the dollar, even while breaking all-time highs in the euro — but the metal’s action hasn’t been all that noteworthy. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Goldman to Congress: We didn’t mislead clients

Top Goldman Sachs officials defended their conduct in the financial crisis on Tuesday, flatly disputing the government’s fraud allegations against the giant financial house. “I did not mislead” investors, insisted a trading executive at the heart of the government’s case. Video Link Here

(SteveWatson) – Goldman “Sideshow” Hyped To Push Through Obama Banking Reform

Financial experts are in agreement that the Goldman Sachs fraud revelations are being artificially hyped in Washington in order to force through president Obama’s financial regulatory reform measures, proposals that will not punish bigger banks like Goldman and will not protect the American people from the banking cartels at the centre of the economic meltdown. Read More Here

(NewsWeek) – Video: Levin to Goldman Sachs – ‘You Knew It Was a S–tty Deal!’

After two years of hemming and hawing in Washington about the real culprits on Wall Street, Sen. Carl Levin’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations finally got to the heart of the matter this morning. Drawing on a voluminous collection of internal Goldman e-mails and other exhibits, Levin and the ranking acting co-chair, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, tore into an array of current and former Goldman mortgage traders, including the recently indicted Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre, over the one fundamental question hanging over the whole financial catastrophe. Was Goldman honest with its clients about what was happening in the markets? Continue reading

Economy

(Vlog) – Video: Peter Schiff – Income Tax vs Consumption Tax – Video Link Here

(RevolutionaryPolitics) – Why Are Silver Sales Soaring?

The U.S. Mint just reported another record, but this time it wasn’t for gold. The Mint sold more Silver Eagles in March and in the first quarter of the year than ever before. A total of 9,023,500 American Silver Eagles were purchased in Q110, the highest amount since the coin debuted in 1986. Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Paulson & Co. not charged in SEC suit against Goldman

Paulson & Co. became enmeshed in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil lawsuit filed Friday against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. But the hedge-fund giant wasn’t charged. Read More Here

(Breitbart) – California jobless rate swells to 12.6 percent

California’s unemployment rate hit a modern record of 12.6 percent in March, though it rose only a fraction over the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Economic Crisis in the UK: Inflation and Debt Default Bankruptcy – Read More Here

(RealNews) – Video: Can US Dollar Remain World’s Currency? – Video Link Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Housing Crash Update: There’s A World of Pain Ahead – Mike Whitney

The brief period of stabilization in housing appears to be over and the next leg-down has begun. Mortgage rates are edging higher, foreclosures are on the rise, and the government programs that supported the sector, are being phased out. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Goldman Sachs Sued by SEC for Fraud on Mortgage-Backed CDOs

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued by U.S. regulators for fraud tied to packaging and selling collateralized debt obligations that contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Read More Here

(WRH) – Vote Fraud and the Bankruptcy of the United States

Note: This article first appeared as a post written by myself(Michael Rivero) at Free Republic in late 2000. I was surprised to learn that it was copied re-posted at dozens of sites around the world. So, it seems only fitting that the article should re-appear here on my own web site. Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – The Great American Bank Heist – On the Day we Reach a Monthly Foreclosure Filing Record Banks Announce Record Profits and the Stock Market is up 80 Percent – Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Yet Another Reason To Break Up The Big Banks – Read More Here

(RawStory) – Wamu bankers sang ‘I like big bucks and I cannot lie’ before bank failed – Read More Here

Video: Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke at JEC Hearing April 14, 2010 – View Video Here

(Reuters) – Markets could be derailed again, warns Soros

Railway porter-turned-billionaire financier George Soros delivered a stark warning last night that the financial world is on the wrong track and that we may be hurtling towards an even bigger boom and bust than in the credit crisis. Read More Here

(CommodityOnline) – Silver prices to zoom if manipulation is proved

As the CTFC begins to investigate claims by a whistle blower that the precious metals markets have been manipulated by several large US banks, investors are left to ponder: “What will happen to silver if manipulation is found?” Can you say, payday? Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – March Foreclosures Surge To Absolute Record, At 369,491, 19% Jump from February

RealtyTrac reports the next catalyst that will surely take the Dow to 12,000 by 9:31 am tomorrow. “Foreclosure filings were reported on 367,056 properties in March, an increase of nearly 19 percent from the previous month, an increase of nearly 8 percent from March 2009 and the highest monthly total since RealtyTrac began issuing its report in January 2005.” And people were wondering where consumers get all their money from. Read More Here

(USDepartmentofLabor) – Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 484,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 460,000. The 4-week moving average was 457,750, an increase of 7,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 450,250. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – Morgan Stanley Warns Germany May Decide To Secede From EMU

A fantastic overview of all the game theory aspects embedded in the European crisis, from Joachim Fels, head of Euro research at Morgan Stanley.

* Somewhat paradoxically, the show of solidarity for Greece by other euro area members and the ECB raises the risk that the euro will break apart eventually.
* Seceding from the euro area to devalue is very costly and risky. But seceding to revalue and introduce a harder currency is easier. Germany might opt to do so one day.
* The road to such a break-up scenario leads through even more fiscal profligacy and divergence in the euro area, a politicisation of monetary policy, and a weaker currency. Recent events suggest that the trip down this road has started.
Read More Here

(CNBC) – Video: Eric Sprott on the Economy, the Markets, and the PHYS Gold Trust Continue reading

BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions

For a long time many of us have had very serious suspicions that the prices of gold and silver were being highly manipulated. But now, thanks to the mind blowing testimony of one very brave whistle blower, the blatant manipulation of the world gold and silver markets is being blown wide open. What you are about to read below is absolutely staggering. Once the American people learn how incredibly corrupt the world financial system is, it is going to change everything. The government that we are all trusting to guard the integrity of the financial system is failing to do that job. It turns out that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission has been sitting on solid evidence that the elite banking powers have been openly and blatantly manipulating the price of gold and silver. Even though they were basically handed a “smoking gun”, they have done absolutely nothing with it. But now the information has gone public and the CFTC is red-faced. Continue reading

Economy

(Politico) – CBO chief says debt ‘unsustainable’

The nation’s fiscal path is “unsustainable,” and the problem “cannot be solved through minor tinkering,” the head of the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday morning. Read More Here

(Infowars) – What do your IRS taxes really pay for?

Most taxpayers have no idea what their federal income taxes actually provide. When I ask folks if they know where their IRS check goes I get answers from, “…it pays for the operation of the Federal Government.” to, “… hummm, I really don’t know.” Actually both answers are partially true. Why were the IRS and the Federal Reserve created by the same act of Congress — what is their relationship to the Federal Government? Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Coming European Debt Wars – EU Countries sinking into Depression

Government debt in Greece is just the first in a series of European debt bombs that are set to explode. The mortgage debts in post-Soviet economies and Iceland are more explosive. Read More Here

(April 8 ) – Video: Article – Ben Bernanke Calls for Higher Taxes – Jason BermasBermas starts off the show with news from Ben Bernanke that americans will have to pay more in taxes then ever before to the Banking Ruling Crime syndicate. – Video Link Here

(InternationalForecaster) – A Debt Level Great Enough To Threaten The Dollar Rating – Bob Chapman

Your purchasing power is less and less with every passing day, changes coming to currencies, no end to corruption in government, Wall Street, and banking, US states on the verge of bankruptcy, economic and financial zombies on the old continent, globalization has brought us to the brink of collapse, Interest rate volatility to come soon, US debt far over GDP, property abandoned. Read More Here

(AP) – Initial jobless claims increase unexpectedly

New claims for jobless benefits increase unexpectedly, while total benefit rolls drop Read More Here

(LasVegasNow) – Las Vegas Schools Facing 1,000 Layoffs

Cash-strapped Clark County school trustees are poised to lay off more than 1,000 employees by July 1 unless the Las Vegas-based district can find another way to close a big budget shortfall. Read More Here

(DollarCollapse) – The Coming Precious Metals Short Squeeze

With the gold price suppression scheme apparently breaking open — see this article and this interview — the question becomes when, not if, holders of futures contracts will start demanding physical delivery. Most will discover that the metal isn’t there, which will, ahem, unsettle the commodity and currency markets. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Wall street’s Naked short Swindle, $3.87 trillion dollar lawsuit

Its the largest fraud case in world history. Between June of 2004 and October of 2005, over 2 trillion dollars worth of fake CMKM Diamonds Inc. shares were sold to the public. The companys shareholders are now suing the S.E.C Commissioners for 3.87 trillion dollars. Tim Barello from the Manhattan Headlines Examiner joins Alyona from New York to tell you more. Continue reading

Video: Catherine Austin Fitts Breaks Down Gov. Hostile Takeover of Pensions on The Alex Jones Show

Alex also welcomes back to the show Catherine Austin Fitts, president of Solari, Inc., the publisher of The Solari Report, and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC. She also served as Assistant Secretary of Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD in the first Bush Administration, and was the president and founder of The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc., a broker-dealer/investment bank and software developer. Catherine publishes the column “Mapping the Real Deal” in Scoop Media in New Zealand and serves on the board of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. Continue reading

CFTC whistleblower injured in London hit-and-run

(Gata) – London metals trader Andrew Maguire, who warned an investigator for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in advance about a gold and silver market manipulation to be undertaken by traders for JPMorgan Chase in February and whose whistleblowing was publicized by GATA at Thursday’s CFTC hearing on metals futures trading — http://www.gata.org/node/8466 — was injured along with his wife the next day when their car was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the London area. Read More Here

Economy

(KrugmanInWonderland) – The Most Bizarro Health “Reform” Arugment: ObamaCare Will Cut the Deficit

Is Paul Krugman an economist or a political operative? Seven years ago, I said it was the latter, and nothing Krugman has written since then has changed that opinion. In this blog post, Krugman once again exposes himself as the politically-partisan shill that he has become. Read More Here

Spiegel: 2009 swine flu pandemic a boost for Big Pharma/R. C. Camphausen

Those who suspected a money- and greed-driven conspiracy behind the 2009 swine flu outbreak – declared a pandemic by overzealous WHO officials and their advisers from within the industry – are being proven right by recent revelations in Der Spiegel. Read More Here

Video: The Best investment opportunity in 30 years Silver – Investment Tips – Video Link Here

(PressTV) – Anti-Berlusconi strike paralyzes Italy

Italy has been hit by a nationwide worker strike following a call by the country’s largest trade union, which has protested at Rome’s economic and immigration policies. Read More Here

(SmirkingChimp) – United States of Foreclosures: How ‘Bankquakes’ Shake People from Their Homes

The financial crisis started as a housing bubble with the financial industry convinced that home values never fall. How wrong they were even as they leveraged and securitized their investments to create a global crisis. Read More Here

(RealNewsNetwork) – Video: Wars sending U.S. into ruin

Eric Margolis: Obama the peace president is fighting battles his country cannot afford View Video Here

(DailyMail) – UK taxpayer ‘WILL pay tens of billions of euros for Greek rescue’

The UK taxpayer could still end up forking out for the bailout of debt-stricken Greece despite Treasury assurances, politicians warned last night. Read More Here

(DailyBreeze) – Report: One-fourth of welfare payments go to illegals

Nearly one-quarter of state welfare payments and food stamps issued in Los Angeles County go to children whose parents are in the U.S. illegally, according to January figures released today. Read More Here

(FT) – Alleged Tarp fraud at The Park Avenue Bank [UPDATED]

Watch this space: at 1pm ET on Monday, Tarp overlord Neil Barofsky will discuss the arrest of one Charles J Antonucci Sr, the former president and chief executive of the (failed) Park Avenue Bank in New York. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Maryland’s Mobile Millionaires

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is the latest Democrat to demand a tax increase, this week proposing to raise the state’s top marginal individual income tax rate to 4% from 3%. He’d better hope this works out better than it has for Maryland. Read More Here

(MCall) – Recession hitting returning vets hard

Despite skills acquired, those who served have higher unemployment rate than that of the general population. Read More Here

(Time) – China Takes Aim at the U.S. on Currency Conflict

At one moment during Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s press conference on Sunday, it was easy to confuse whom he was criticizing when he denounced efforts by some countries to lower the value of their currency to boost trade. Read More Here

(Mirror) – Cabin crew strikes will ‘kill’ British Airways

British Airways could go bust if cabin crew strikes go ahead, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis warned yesterday. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – U.S., U.K. Move Closer to Losing AAA Credit Rating

The U.S. and the U.K. have moved “substantially” closer to losing their AAA credit ratings as the cost of servicing their debt rose, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Read More Here

America’s Impending Master Class Dictatorship

(Kitco) – FOREWORD: At certain times, focusing on the big picture is important not just for investment success, but for personal welfare, and even survival. We believe such times are here. It is estimated that 98% of Americans have never held a gold coin in their hands. Yet 100% of Americans regularly handle Federal Reserve Notes. From a contrarian standpoint, the financial message from those two statistics is clear. Even so, gold is much more than money or an investment medium; it stands for liberty and throughout history has facilitated escape and ensured freedom. Continue reading

Economy

(FinancialSense) – Recession, Depression, or Systematic Breakdown

As crooked politicians, Federal Reserve hacks, and cheerleading media pundits inform you the recession is over, you probably have a sneaking suspicion they are lying. Read More Here

(LewRockwell) – Gold Money: Power to the People

Before I explain the title of this report, I want to prove to you that Americans are losing their liberties, day by relentless day. I also want to prove to you why it is that, unless there is an economic breakdown so severe that Washington D.C. goes broke, we will not get back these surrendered liberties. My demonstration will take approximately three minutes. For skeptics, it may take five minutes. Read More Here

(SilverBearCafe) – Silver is the best investment in the world

One cannot pick tops and bottoms and short term forecasting is for fools. Nevertheless, one has to do their best to see overall bottoms and tops. We feel silver has bottomed at the $16 level and it’s time to back up the truck. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Condition Red: More Hidden Greek Debt Exposure Discovered

According to a report out last week, there is huge off-balance-sheet debt guaranteed by Greece and the other PIIGS, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain. In addition to similar debt guarantees issued by other governments. Read More Here

(AFP) – Icesave referendum casts cloud of uncertainty over Iceland

Iceland’s economic and political future hangs in the balance as it heads towards a referendum on how to compensate Britain and the Netherlands for money lost in the collapse of an Icelandic bank. Read More Here

(SeekingAlpha) – How Have U.S. Stocks Defied Gravity for So Long?

This Tuesday will mark the anniversary of last year’s US stock market low. Since then the market has rallied by 70 percent in a recovery only slightly less suspicious than a Madoff hedge fund. Read More Here

Video: St. Petersburg’s Self-destructing Economy Part 4

In this video I show multiple vacant prime location commercial properties located throughout the greater St. Petersburg area. – Video Link Here

Video: Walmart Wants You Dead – How Walmart Screws it’s Employees

Walmart takes out Life insurance policies on its own employees called “Dead Peasant Policies” but then refuses to pay one of it’s own employee’s health benefits when she needed it the most. – View Video Here

(NYPost) – Frank retreats on debt

Powerful lawmaker Barney Frank had to pull his foot out of his mouth yesterday.

The Massachusetts Congressman rattled investors when he said the US Treasury won’t be responsible for bailing out investors holding the more than $5 trillion of mortgage-linked securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the ailing mortgage companies at the center of the junk mortgage crisis. Read More Here

(AuctionBytes) – IRS to Track Online Sellers’ Payment Transactions

Internet sellers who don’t report their sales will no longer be under the radar. Starting next year, any bank or other payment settlement company that processes credit cards, debit cards, and electronic payments such as PayPal will have to issue information returns telling the IRS what merchants receive. The new returns are Form 1099-K, Merchant Card and Third-Party Payments. Read More Here

(C4L) – The Dominos of Default

The bad news for Greece is that despite some help from abroad, and some attempts at internal reform, investors are still leery of the troubled state. The good news, if you can call it that, is that they will soon have company in the penalty box. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Goldman Says Matt Taibbi, Zero Hedge, Louise Story, And Janet Tavakoli Have Become Risks To Its Business – Read More Here

Video: Gerald Celente’s Global Economic Forecast Outlook on The Alex Jones Show

(March 5, 2010) – Gerald Celente is on the record for accurately forecasting and naming the current “Great Recession”; for forecasting the 1987 Stock Market Crash, the Dot-com bust, Gold Bull Run to Begin, 2001 Recession, the Real Estate bubble, the “Panic of ’08”, Tax Revolts, the coming “Greatest Depression” and many more social, economic, business, consumer and geopolitical trends Continue reading

Economy – (Updated Throughout the Day)

(Reuters) – Senate rejects $250 checks for elderly

A measure to give some 57 million elderly people, veterans and persons with disabilities a $250 check was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday, a setback for the powerful seniors’ lobby. Read More Here

(Skywatch) – Does Q4 GDP increase mean economic recovery ? Not on your life

Most non-delusional people who understand a little bit about basic macroeconomics know that the reason for the present intentional economic crisis is that banks in late 2008 started cutting off credit which then effected everyone and everything in all sectors of the world economy. Read More Here

(PrisonPlanet) – Gold To Soar Against Depreciating Currencies

Precious metal hits record against Sterling and Euro as continuing financial crisis eviscerates value of paper money Read More Here

(ComingDepression) – Too few jobs; too much debt; the future of the West

“At least once a week, you hear some Wall Streeter exulting that manufacturing is showing signs of recovery. What he doesn’t tell you is that manufacturing is less than 10 percent of the economy. He won’t mention that sickly consumer-related activity is 75 percent.” Read More Here

(Reuters) – Japan PM Hatoyama: nation’s fiscal state quite severe

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Thursday there is no doubt that the nation’s fiscal state is quite severe. Read More Here

(AFP) – Japan passes record $1 trillion budget

Japan’s lower house on Tuesday passed a record trillion-dollar budget that will add to an already bulging public debt mountain as Tokyo tries to stimulate a recovery in the world’s second biggest economy. Read More Here

(AFP) – Greek protestors occupy finance ministry

Hundreds of communists from Greece’s All-Workers Militant Front on Thursday staged a sit-in at the finance ministry to protest against austerity measures announced by the government. Read More Here

(AmpedStatus) – The Financial Coup d’Etat: Consolidation of America’s Economic Elite

Although most of the Economic Elite live and operate inside the US, they are not concerned for our future. To them, the entire world is theirs and they work intimately with other elites throughout the world against the interests of the US public. Read More Here

(TongoxieMirror) – State revenues again don’t live up to expectations – Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Massive debt burden threatens to impoverish generations to come – Read More Here

(YahooFinance) – Video: “Real” Unemployment Could Surge to 25%, Portfolio Manager Says – Read More Here

(Aletho) – The Pentagon’s Runaway Budget

With his decision to boost defense spending, President Obama is continuing the process of re-inflating the Pentagon that began in late 1998 — fully three years before the 9/11 attacks on America. Read More Here

(PeterSchiff) – Video: Vlog 03/02/2010 – Spending, sovereign debt, “debates” – Video Link Here

(WashingtonPost) – Obama administration plans to close International Labor Comparisons office

Like a scorekeeper for the world, a tiny unit within the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks globalization’s winners and losers, and the results are not always pretty for the United States. Read More Here

Exclusive: The Bank Of England Engaged In Flagrant Gold Manipulation In The Interwar Period Via The New York Fed; Does History Repeat Itself?

(ZeroHedge) – An article written by University of Tennessee professor John R Garrett, “Monetary Policy and Expectations: Market-Control Techniques and the Bank of England, 1925-1931“, which describes in exquisite detail the gold falsification measures undertaken by the Bank of England in the interwar period in order to impact interest rates in a favorable direction, performed with the full criminal complicity of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, may mean paranoid “gold bugs” could soon be forever absolved of their “tin hat” wearing status as outright gold, and other data, manipulation by a major central bank is now proven beyond doubt. The implications regarding the possibility of comparable deceitful and treasonous acts by modern central bankers are staggering. Continue reading

The Inflationary Depression – Bob Chapman

The inflationary depression still dominates and probably will continue to do so. In time the stimulus will fail to work and the world will slip into total insolvency and deflationary depression. The old M3 is about 3%, but we still have $23.7 trillion floating around. Not only is the US bankrupt, but also so is the rest of the world. It is now only a question of when the dominos will fall. It looks like the first wave in the collapse of the bear market rally is underway. Bonds will follow with higher interest rates and eventually commodities will be hit. Only gold and silver will survive, as the bankers and Wall Street complete their destruction of the world economy. Continue reading

South Carolina Bill – Gold and Silver Coin as Legal Tender

(SCStateHouse) – TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 18 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SILVER AND GOLD COIN SHALL BE LEGAL TENDER IN PAYMENT OF CERTAIN DEBTS. Read More Here

Economy

(CanadianBus) – Hawaii bankruptcies up 33 percent in January over January 2009

Federal figures show there were 276 bankruptcy filings in Hawaii in January. Read More Here

(DSNews) – Residential Mortgage Delinquency Rate Surpasses 10%: LPS

Home loan delinquency rates in the United States have now surpassed 10 percent, Lender Processing Services (LPS) reported this week. Read More Here

(CBOnline) – Fitch: Delinquencies for commercial mortgage backed securities rise in January

Delinquencies for commercial mortgage-backed securities rose in January, fueled by increases in five main property types for the fifth straight month, Fitch Ratings said Friday. Read More Here

Video: Financial Collapse 2010 – Repetition of the 29 Depression – Video Link Here

(HeraldSun) – World bankers meet in Sydney as recovery fears intensify

THE world’s top central bankers began arriving in Australia for high-level talks as renewed fears about the strength of the global economic recovery gripped world share markets. Read More Here

Sovereign Debt Fears Signal New Stage of Global Crisis

Stock markets in Europe and Asia fell sharply Friday in the second day of a near-panic selloff fueled by fears that the debt crisis facing weaker European economies will throw the world economy into a “double-dip” recession. Continue reading

Video: Marc Faber – America is Going Bust, Gold is the Savior

(RussiaToday) – Marc Faber, author of Gloom Boom and Doom Report says many Western governments would eventually follow the US ‘inevitable’ default suit. Outspoken investor and writer Marc Faber doesnt give America much time before it goes bust. Continue reading