30 September 2014: Introduction to an investigative series: Following the attacks of 2001, I set out to “make a difference,” which was to assist our government by offering my services in my capacity as a multi-state licensed investigator. Okay, hold the chuckles, snickers and laughs at bay for a moment while I briefly explain my thinking at that time. In 2001, I had 16 years of investigative experience under my belt and several years of experience with the inner workings of certain government “operations” that the majority of people don’t even know exist.
I engaged in covert activities as an operational asset for a few “three-letter” government agencies on matters unrelated to terrorism. Accordingly, I made some very valuable contacts, and became an operational asset in the realm of counter-terrorism. I assembled a group of other investigators and together, we infiltrated password protected Arabic language forums and discussion groups, and I conducted covert surveillance operations of various Muslim sites inside the U.S. that appeared to be engaging in activities that included paramilitary training.
As if that’s not romantic enough, from a folklore prospective, the eclipse will fall on Alpheratz, a star of liberation, in the Andromeda galaxy, according to my source.
If you remember from mythology, the princess Andromeda was chained to a rock by her father as a sacrifice to save his kingdom from the sea god Poseidon’s wrath. Fear not, it’s a lucky star, because in the end Andromeda is rescued by love, namely in the form of her hero, Perseus. Sigh, we should all be so fortunate.
This particular full moon is known as the blood moon or the hunter moon. It falls after the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox.
Don’t get blindsided by what is ahead. Evidence of the coming catastrophe is all around you.
I know that headline sounds completely outrageous. But it is actually true. The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that prove this. When discussing the national debt, most people tend to only focus on the amount that it increases each 12 months. And as I wrote about recently, the U.S. national debt has increased by more than a trillion dollars in fiscal year 2014. But that does not count the huge amounts of U.S. Treasury securities that the federal government must redeem each year. When these debt instruments hit their maturity date, the U.S. government must pay them off. This is done by borrowing more money to pay off the previous debts. In fiscal year 2013, redemptions of U.S. Treasury securities totaled $7,546,726,000,000 and new debt totaling $8,323,949,000,000 was issued. The final numbers for fiscal year 2014 are likely to be significantly higher than that.
I am about to share with you some numbers that were originally reported by CNS News. As you can see, far more debt is being redeemed and issued today than back during the middle part of the last decade…
The only way that this game can continue is if the U.S. government can continue to borrow gigantic piles of money at ridiculously low interest rates.
And our current standard of living greatly depends on the continuation of this game.
If something comes along and rattles this Ponzi scheme, life in America could change radically almost overnight.
And when a black swan comes calling, the value of all those sticky assets will not be what’s on the books, but what can be salvaged in a plunging market when hot money lenders want their money back….and now. So of course Lehman was insolvent and massively so. It had funded itself so that its assets were only worth their fire sale price.
The great error of September 2008, therefore, was not in failing to bailout Lehman. It was in providing a $100 billion liquidity hose to Morgan Stanley and an even larger one to Goldman. They too were insolvent. That was the essence of their business model.
Not surprisingly, Greenspan co-architect in creating this madness was Alan Blinder. As he told Stewart in today’s article, there was no doubt that the Fed could have saved Lehman and should have:
“Of course the Fed can stop a run,” said Mr. Blinder, the economist. “That’s what it’s all about.”
That’s right. Its policies inherently generate runs, and then it stands ready with limitless free money to rescue the gamblers. You can call that pragmatism, if you like. But don’t call it capitalism.
Needless to say, the above wasn’t sustainable and didn’t reflect either the free market at work or greed running rampant in the towns and cities of America. It was the cheap money and Wall Street coddling policies of the Fed which generated the housing binge, and the gambling hall known as Lehman Brothers that had gone along for the ride.
It is therefore especially misfortunate that mainstream journalists like Stewart take up the revisionist line that Lehman was “solvent”, and that a great mistake was made in not throwing it a life line. Well, it just doesn’t fricking matter whether it was “solvent”. It was self-evidently illiquid because it – like the rest of Wall Street – had funded tens of billions of illiquid, opaque and drastically over-valued long-term assets in the short-term money markets. It was a classic, massive funding mismatch and there is no doubt whatsoever about what caused it, and why it happened.
What caused it, of course, is the fundamental tool of Fed policy – that is, pegging the money market rate (federal funds) and holding it rigidly in place until a well telegraphed decision to change it is announced from the Eccles Building. Stated differently, Fed policy inherently offers a big fat yield curve arbitrage to Wall Street and a guarantee that it can be taken to the bank day after day.
By contrast, in the pre-Fed era money market rates could move by hundreds of basis points per day, and that most definitely did deter large banks from loading up on illiquid assets and funding their books with hot money. To be sure, there were plenty of punters prior to 1913, but the game was played in the call money market and their were no illusions among the participants.
Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?
Federal health-care officials, hospital administrators and emergency-care doctors are preparing for the first cases of Ebola here in the United States. Experts say it’s not a question of if, but rather when it will happen.
A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally.
The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
if Ebola starts spreading like wildfire in this country, we are going to see pain and suffering beyond anything that most of us have ever imagined.
As experts (as opposed to President Obama) had warned, the probability of Ebola coming to the US is around 20% by year-end. So it should not be a total surprise that:
*CDC CONFIRMS FIRST EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN THE UNITED STATES
*EBOLA PATIENT IS IN DALLAS HOSPITAL, NEWS 8 REPORTS
The patient recently returned (via plane) from traveling from Liberia, West Africa. This perhaps explains why CDC was “taking precautions in the US” as we noted previously. And don’t forget the administration’s interference in Ebola treatments.
*CDC SAYS INDIVIDUAL LEFT FROM LIBERIA
*CDC SAYS PERSON WITH EBOLA IN TEXAS LEFT LIBERIA ON SEPT. 19<<<Interesting timing, prophetic.
*CDC SAYS INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPED SYMPTONS ON SEPT. 26
*CDC SAYS U.S. EBOLA PATIENT IS A MALE
*CDC IDENTIFIED ALL PERSONS THAT MAY BE IN CONTACT W/ INDIVIDUAL
*CDC SAYS ALL PERSONS IDENTIFIED ARE MONITORED FOR 21 DAYS
*CDC DIRECTOR SAYS: `I HAVE NO DOUBT WE WILL CONTROL THIS CASE’
*CDC DIRECTOR SAYS: `THERE IS NO DOUBT WE WILL STOP IT HERE’
A lack of available hospital beds in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries at the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, is leaving many families with nowhere to take their sick and dying. More than 80 percent of Ebola patients, in fact, are being turned away from hospitals and sent back home, where they continue to spread the disease to family members, friends and others in the community.
With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday during his speech at the UN that he is willing to make a “historic compromise” with the Palestinians.
He continued and said that the Arab world is beginning to recognize the common interests with Israel due to the escalation of radical Islam and that they will help facilitate peace with the Palestinians.
Perhaps Russia is now learning the lesson that America has now forgotten. Maybe Obama’s America will become a spur to Russia — like Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini, became spurs to America, in a time that America, evidently, has indeed forgotten, and in which we have become, eerily, the other side.
A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that Antichrist 666 President Obozo has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.
The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama. According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame.
“Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” a former senior Pentagon official “who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq” told the Daily Beast..
But for nearly a year, senior officials in the U.S. government have been warning about the alarming rise of ISIS, or ISIL as the terrorist group is also known, and the inability of the Iraqi government to confront the threat.
Here are three examples:
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran
On Nov. 14, 2013, State Department official Brett McGurk testified before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee extensively about the growing threat of ISIL/ISIS.
“We face a real problem,” McGurk said. “There is no question that ISIL is growing roots in Syria and in Iraq.”
McGurk was quite specific about the extent of the threat. He cited the group’s alarming campaign of suicide bombings, its growing financial resources and its expanding safe haven in Syria.
“We have seen upwards of 40 suicide bombers per month targeting playgrounds, mosques, and markets, in addition to government sites from Basra to Baghdad to Erbil,” he said.
He was also specific about the inability of the Iraqi government to deal with it.
“AQ/ISIL has benefited from a permissive operating environment due to inherent weaknesses of Iraqi security forces, poor operational tactics, and popular grievances, which remain unaddressed, among the population in Anbar and Nineva provinces.”
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
In January, ISIS/ISIL gave a strong indication of just how much of a threat they posed when the group took over the Iraqi city of Fallujah and part of Ramadi. At that point, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Robert Beecroft said it could get a whole lot worse.
“It’s a very precarious situation,” Beercroft told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz. “And a misstep anywhere could set off a larger conflict in the country.”
Lt. Gen. MICHAEL FLYNN
U.S. Army Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
On Feb. 11, 2014, the Pentagon’s top intelligence official, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, warned the group would likely attempt to take over even more territory.
“ISIL probably will attempt to take territory in Iraq and Syria to exhibit its strength in 2014, as demonstrated recently in Ramadi and Fallujah, and the group’s ability to concurrently maintain multiple safe havens in Syria,” Flynn told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
That’s a prediction, unfortunately, that proved to be right on target.
^^^This is the DIA Director that Obozo and the Clapper made a lame duck and forced out before his time/AKA fired. It does not get anymore plain that Antichrist Team Obozo ”IS” the obvious threat to American security and the direct domestic enemy than to have the head of the entire Intelligence of the United States fired for being intelligent. How Antichrist NWO Team 666 Obozo remains in power, much less alive, …because the prophetic revelation is being confirmed and judgment is now come to all nations.
Back in June 2011, Zero Hedge first posted:
“Exclusive: The Fed’s $600 Billion Stealth Bailout Of Foreign Banks Continues At The Expense Of The Domestic Economy, Or Explaining Where All The QE2 Money Went”
which we followed up on various occasions, most notably with
“How The Fed’s Latest QE Is Just Another European Bailout” and
“The Fed’s Bailout Of Europe Continues With Record $237 Billion Injected Into Foreign Banks In Past Month.”
So here is Hilsy “figuring out” what we have been explaining for over 3 years!
Though small in relation to their overall revenues, interest payments from the Fed have been a source of virtually risk-free returns for foreign banks. Large holders of Fed reserves include Deutsche Bank, UBS AG, Bank of China and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, according to bank regulatory filings. U.S. banks including J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America Corp. are also big recipients of Fed interest payments, according to the filings.
“It is a small transfer from U.S. taxpayers to foreign taxpayers,” said Joseph Gagnon, a former Fed economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The transfer, he added, was a side effect of Fed policy, not a goal.
Actually it is a goal, but that would lead to a whole lot of embarrassing congressional hearings which the Fed would rather avoid, plus nobody really “gets” it. The reason why? Apparently things are so “complex” that anyone who figured it out years ago was clearly a conspiracy theorist:
Behind the payments is a complex interplay between new government regulatory policies and new methods the Fed has developed to control short-term interest rates.
The Fed has pumped nearly $3 trillion into the banking system since the 2008 financial crisis, increasing banks’ reserves, in efforts to stabilize markets and boost economic growth.
Since 2008, it has paid banks interest of 0.25% on those reserves. The Fed affirmed this month that the rate it pays on reserves will be the primary tool it uses to raise short-term borrowing costs from near zero when the time comes, likely next year.
In part because regulatory requirements discourage domestic banks from holding more cash reserves than they need, many of the reserves created by the Fed are held by foreign banks.
In other words, the Fed-funded risk-free carry trade finally goes mainstream. Of course, all those who read ZH in 2011 will know all of this by now:
We can only hope someone in Congress asks Ben Bernanke in two weeks just under which Fed charter it is that the Fed is more focused on generating profits (not just trillions in excess liquidity) for European banks, than on opening up consumer lending which has been stuck in “petrified” mode for the past 4 years, with the total amount of loans outstanding currently at all US banks – foreign and domestic – at levels last seen the week Lehman filed for bankruptcy.
Obviously, nobody asked Bernanke and nobody has asked Yellen this simple question, because until last night apparently nobody aside from the Zero Hedge community had any grasp of what is going on.
That said, we doubt that anyone in control will ask any related questions in the near of not so near future even with Hilsenrath’s “How The Fed Is Bailing Out Foreign Banks For Dummies” primer, because let’s not forget – the same banks that control the Fed are also the same banks that purchase politicians at every possible opportunity (see for example: With Cantor Down, Which Other Politicians Has Goldman Invested In?).
In fact, the only good news from Hilsenrath’s report is that yet another conspiracy theory has been documented as unconspiracy fact. Then again, Zero Hedge readers knew all of this over three years ago, for free.
It ”IS” about time for the usual suspects to pull off (another) ”ONE” (WTC) of their prophetic NWO Dial 911-666-ADD-Debt (goodbye New York the Harbinger judgment ”IS” coming) WMD margin calls, and a prophetic plague twist will do too.
In the 1990’s, I was a Maricopa County volunteer first responder. This meant that if there was a pandemic or a chemical/biological attack, I would be expected to help dispense treatment. This also meant that my family would be first in line for any treatments. The program was eventually absorbed by FEMA. From the absorption, I began a friendship with a FEMA employee, his expertise was bioterrorism based pandemics.
In the fall of 2012, he “early” retired as did many of his colleagues. Unbeknown to me, he and several of his colleagues had been preparing a “bug out” location in a remote area. He was one of the people that I wrote about in the last article who went into hiding to avoid what they believe is coming.
My friendship with this person became a part of my awakening process. In the course of the last couple of decades, I learned, firsthand, how many of our alphabet soup agencies are not about protecting the public interest. In effect, they are fascist in nature and serve to protect the interests of Big Pharma, other major corporations and the eventual imposition of martial law. Today, this is not a stunning revelation. Nearly 20 years ago, these notions were considered to be on the extreme fringe.
From several intense conversations I had with this individual, I can now clearly see the unfolding of the collapse of this nation, step by step. In the following paragraphs, I will detail how various false flag attacks will fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in order to achieve this aim.
In 2006, an award winning University of Texas evolutionary ecologist, Dr Eric R. Pianka, advocated the use of airborne Ebola to kill off 90 percent of the world’s population. According to a 2006 report by Life Site, and other reports, Pianka was investigated by the FBI after receiving a complaint that Pianka was “advocating biological terrorism.”
All of which is why the FBI is interested in talking to Texas ecologist and herpetologist, Dr. Eric R. Pianka, who suggested at a meeting of the Texas Academy of Sciences that an airborne version of Ebola that would wipe out 90% of the human population was the solution to the human “overpopulation problem.”
In 2007, according to the video below and documents that have been widely reported on, the US government, via the CDC, procured the patent on Ebola, which includes any strain, including hybrid strains that hold a 70 percent commonality. This was just one year after Pianka’s “doomsday” speech. Furthermore, it was in 2006 as well, uncovered by David Hodges of The Common Sense Show, that a company called Crucell entered Phase I clinical trials in for the Ebola vaccine, to which the NIH owns the patent.
In the David Vose video below, we see a more detailed description of Pianka’s speech, where he reportedly accompanied his “doomsday” talk, with a slideshow, which included an image depicting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The timing of this speech advocating the use of airborne Ebola, with the CDC’s obtaining the patent and the clinical trials for the vaccine starting the same year as the Pianka speech, cannot be ignored, nor should it be. Also consider the coincidental timing of the Geogia Guidestones, which also advocates the culling of 90 percent of the population, having a mysterious addition of the 2014, which has since been removed, and the deliberate transporting of Ebola exposed persons into the United States.
Much more in the video below.
The virus that has infected nearly 10,000 people in West Africa and killed over 3,000 so far this year may now be in America.
Multiple news sources are reporting that an individual showing symptoms of the Ebola virus has been admitted to a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The patient, whose travel history suggests he or she may have been exposed to the virus, has been isolated and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas says it is following testing and quarantine procedures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control.
Test samples have been sent to the CDC and preliminary test results are expected Tuesday morning.
What is not being said publicly about the virus but is a major concern behind closed doors is that Ebola’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented and there is widespread concern that it could go airborne much like a common cold or flu. The CDC has admitted that it can be transmitted through the air in the form of water droplets already, but they have yet to admit that it is an airborne contagion.
And yet the Chernobyl disaster clearly pales in comparison to Fukushima. Not only is Fukushima far more of a threat to humanity due to its direct proximity to the ocean, but the most credible data we have shows that, in the aftermath, Fukushima is spreading far more radiation across the globe than Chernobyl ever could.
Even worse is the fact that the 120 PBq figure does not take into account all the other radioactive isotopes like strontium, plutonium and uranium that have been spreading through the air and water since 2011 when the disaster occurred. Taking all these other contaminants into account paints an even more dire picture of what the world has to look forward to.
It’s a clever ploy to be sure: Kansas officials are hoping to use pop culture’s collective zombie obsession to encourage people to prepare for real natural disasters.
“If you’re equipped to handle the zombie apocalypse then you’re prepared for tornadoes, severe storms, fire and any other natural disaster Kansas usually faces,” Devan Tucking of the Division of Emergency Management said in a statement on the Governor’s website. “This is a fun and low-stress way to get families involved, and past turnouts have proven it to be effective.”
To say that Europe is doomed is an understatament, so much so that every European politician, banker, bureaucrat, and bean-counter has, over the past 5 years, taken at least one opportunity to deny and thus validate the statement.
But while there is cornucopia of reasons which foretell the collapse of the artificial monetary and pseudo-political union, whether it is the relentless deterioration in European output: or the collapse in private lending, something the ECB is supposedly trying to fix with its latest TLTRO/Private QE…. or the mountain of private debt created since the Great financial crisis …Eclipsed only by the amount of public debt created in the same period……one thing is clear: Europe is finished, though not for any of the above reasons but for a far more simple one, a reason very well-known to the Japanese – there simply won’t be any Europeans left
In retrospect perhaps it is time for Wolfi Schauble to take a stab at draft 2 of his famous FT scribe: “Ignore the doomsayers: Europe is being fixed,” because, we are sad to report, the doomsayers are right: Europe is finished.
Just a week ago, the Russian energy minister made the first public ‘threat’ of gas supply “throttling” disruptions to Europe but judging by the data that has just been released, it appears the ‘throttling’ has begun. Bloomberg reports that Russian gas supplies to Europe fell 15% year-over-year in Q3 – the most in over two years – as natural gas transit through Ukraine plunged 54% year-over-year. In 2013, Gazprom sent 60% of its supply via Ukraine pipelines, in August that dropped to 39%, and in September only 34%. Of course, Europe remains confident its storage efforts will buffer any “Winter War” disruptions, as we noted here, but as Citi warned previously, “if colder weather arrives, storage levels will be drained,” and then there is the Spring (and German industry needs).
Things are rapidly shifting from bad to worse for PIMCO. In a triple whammy this morning, Bloomberg reports the Total Return Fund ETF (managed previously by Bill Gross) has suffered $446 million outflows (or over 12.5% of assets) so far; Morningstar downgrades the fund from ‘gold’ to ‘bronze’ citing “uncertainty regarding outflows and the reshuffling of management responsibilities”; and perhaps most concerning – given our previous warnings over bond market illiquidity – The FT reports, US regulators are monitoring trading and fund flows surrounding PIMCO’s Total Return Bond fund warning investors they should contemplate the unintended consequences of pulling their money and the possibility of systemic risk disruptions, fearful of “runs.”
Who could have seen that coming?
Authorities say they captured a New Jersey man, identified as Duane Holmes, in Pennsylvania with not only dozens of stolen cell phones in his car, but also a drone. An officer had observed the same drone hovering over the Upper Saucon Police Department conducting surveillance the day before the burglary of a Verizon store in town, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan exclusively reported.
An exclusive memo obtained by CBS 2 linked Dykes and Holmes to a burglary ring which has been operating out of several states, including New Jersey, Sloan reported. Authorities were able to recover digital video recordings from the drone, Sloan reported. One of the shots was of the Cityplex 12 theater in Newark.
“Central Bankers have moved from being ‘nudgers’ on monetary policy to basically managing fiscal policy,” warns Rick Santelli, adding that “in the West, it’s now basically the same.” As Santelli points out so accurately, the central bankers have admitted as such, noting “they have to dabble in that direction because nothing can get done in ‘politics'” in the US or Europe “for the people – the voters.” What this has done, Santelli chides calmly is “take the voters out of the game.” Simply put, he blasts, “if central banks hadn’t had such a large foray into politics, politicians would have had to sink or swim on the merit – or lack therein – of their policies… that weren’t creating the growth.” He concludes ominously that the ‘spread’ between central-bank-inspired “stability” and real-world fiscal-policy-inspired “growth” has never been wider.
The problem is that when HFT cancels a quote after just 1 millisecond (ms), then anyone located more than 93 miles (150 km) away will see a stale quote. Worse, they won’t know it’s stale unless and until they try to act on it and wait for a response.