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Bitcoin’s Nemesis?

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There’s a new technology in town, and it might just be saying… “Move over Bitcoin!”

This new software based value transfer system, is called “Hedera Hashgraph” and it’s been making tidal waves in crypto circles.

It claims to be able to do everything that blockchain technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum can do, but much, much faster, and better.

According to its white paper [Download it], it can process over 250,000 transactions per second (tps).

That’s better even than what VISA can do, by about 5x. About 12,500x what Ethereum can do, and an unbelievable 30,000x what Bitcoin can do.

It will allow smart contracts, just as Ethereum does, and is built using Ethereum’s Solidity programming language.

It will do away with miners, because it uses a “Proof-of-stake” mechanism, rather than “Proof-of-work” like Bitcoin, and it is this proof-of-work mechanism that is causing Bitcoin to use so much time, and energy.

You can’t buy into its initial coin offering (ICO). It doesn’t need the money – we’ll get into why that is in a second. But it will soon be available on exchanges and released for developers to build on.

It sounds like the ideal crypto, doesn’t it? Smart contracts, super-fast and super-scalable (it also claims to be super-secure).

But is it… Really?

What is Hedera Hashgraph?

I first learned of Hashgraph, some months ago, so, today we’re going to take a “deep look” into Hedera Hashgraph, and find out if it is a friend or a foe.

According to one prognostication, “Bitcoin will go to $40,000 this year. . .”  – Simon Black – May 07, 2018 at the Daily Bell

But, Hedera Hashgraph, may have other ideas…

Firstly, what is it exactly?

Hedera Hashgraph is a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) based on a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) – WHAT!?*

All cryptos are DLTs, but none are DAGs. (except Hashgraphs)

So, although it’s called a “Hashgraph” it’s basically just another DAG with a different algorithm.

The hashgraph is a patented data structure developed by Professor Leemon Baird. The hashgraph stores and updates information in accordance with a unique algorithm which allows a distributed and decentralised community to reach consensus between nodes/members in a fast (250,000 transactions per second) and secure (Strong Form Byzantine Fault Tolerant) way with mathematically proven fairness in the absolute ordering of transactions.

The data structure is a directed acyclic graph, where each vertex contains the hash of its two parent vertices. A hashgraph is updated by gossip where each member repeatedly chooses another member at random who gives them all the events that they don’t yet know.

The hashgraph utilizes an entirely new protocol called “gossip about gossip” for information sharing. This means that part of the information transferred between members is an abbreviated history of how members have spoken to other members. This is similar to how friends may “gossip about what Bob did.”

So the first thing that should jump out at you is that Hashgraph is patented. In the world of crypto that is a huge red flag.

Its creators claim that this is to stop Hashgraph from forking, like Bitcoin. If anyone tried to change the code for a better one and fork it, Hashgraph – or the company that owns it, Swirlds – would sue them.

So basically, if you’re using Hashgraph, you will behave as Swirlds wants you to behave. The fact that it is patented also means it is not open source. This goes against what almost every other crypto out there stands for. It means people can’t check or improve the code. Even IBM’s Hyperledger is open source. I can’t think of a single crypto that isn’t.

That stops the Wild West atmosphere that has pervaded the Crypto world since 09, but means that they dictate the world going forward, and THAT is a problem. Any corporation with that much control eventually does not serve the users interests, but its shareholders, and executives.

The second thing you might notice is the DAG structure works in the same way as IOTA. In IOTA, in order to process your transaction you must verify two others.

Hedera Hashgraph is a for-profit foundation

Another thing you realise, once you study the white paper, is that unlike many cryptos, which form non-profit foundations, Hedera Hashgraph has formed a for-profit foundation.

From the white paper

Hedera Hashgraph Council is a for-profit LLC that will be governed by up to 39 renowned enterprises* and organizations, across multiple industries and geographies.

And yet it wants to be “the new internet”. If the internet had been created as a for-profit foundation and built on closed-source software, the world would be a very different place now. A much less collaborative and much less technologically advanced place.

Most cryptos see this and pride themselves on building open-source platforms and protocols. But not Hedera Hashgraph. Hedera Hashgraph is all about its own profit.

You must pay fees to use Hedera Hashgraph.

One of the main benefits DAG cryptos provide is they can be fee-free. Two of the biggest DAG cryptos at the moment, IOTA and NANO, process transactions for free.

The fee-free model is perhaps one of the most important breakthroughs in crypto.

For a pure payment coin like NANO, what you send to someone is exactly what they get. If you send 0.005p worth of NANO to a shop or a friend they will receive exactly that.

And for a machine-to-machine crypto like IOTA this is also massive. It means machines can make millions of micro transactions to each other without paying fees on these many, many micro transactions.

Hedera Hashgraph will not be free to use. You have to pay fees to send transactions and to store files on it.

And what’s more, the Hedera Hashgraph Council (HHC) will also get periodic dividend payments from network users. (JUST like a REAL Central Bank)

Again, this just has one brief mention in the white paper:

DIVIDEND PAYMENT – Periodically, Hedera may make payments to the Governing Members to reward them for their role in governance. The fees that are collected by Hedera are divided between incentive payments and dividend payments, as determined by Hedera.

I guess that brings us to the question of who the HHC is. After all, it will be the one with the power to hard-fork Hedera Hashgraph at will and change its protocols.

Hedera Hashgraph is ruled by corporations

There are 39 corporations who make up the HHC. The HHC says what happens to the Hedera Hashgraph protocol and users must oblige.

From the white paper:

“Hedera Hashgraph Council is a for-profit LLC that will be governed by up to 39 renowned enterprises and organizations, across multiple industries and geographies. Its vision is a cyberspace that is trusted, secure, and without the need for central servers. Its licensing and governance model protects the community by eliminating the risk of splitting, guaranteeing the integrity of the codebase, and providing open access to the protected core. Under the governance model, all Governing Members will have equal governing rights and each Governing Member (with the exception of Swirlds) is expected to serve a limited term, ensuring that no single Governing Member or group of Governing Members has centralized control. “

I could explain why this is a huge red flag. But why not let someone else do it…

Here’s Reddit:

Hedera Hashgraph Council plays the role of rule-maker, indirectly sets the rules, fees, and approve new software updates via Governing Board which is elected by HH Council, and the community just plays the role of rule-enforcer, running nodes to verify transactions and apply only the rules of the software written and approved by the Governing Board.

This worries me, because in my opinion, it is the complete opposite of the typical politic model we often see: the people, the masses, the community – the DEMOS, plays the role of rule-maker (via electing a parliament etc…), and the government only plays the role of rule-enforcer.

From the Whitepaper:

GOVERNANCE – A general-purpose public ledger should be governed by representatives from a broad range of market sectors, each with world-class expertise in their respective industries, and also selected to provide global geographic representation for all markets. Those that are governing need technical expertise so they can competently manage the technical roadmap. They need business expertise so they can manage business operations of the organization. They need expertise in economics and currency markets so they can manage the cryptocurrency. They need legal expertise to help navigate the evolving regulatory environment. In other words, governance should be by those globally recognized as world leaders in their respective industries, and representative of every market in the world.

So, how should we be sure this HH Council will not become corrupted or make the decisions that optimize the benefit for themselves but not the mass? Especially according to the whitepaper, Hedera Hashgraph Council is a for-profit LLC!

It’s not necessarily to be something hugely and clearly evil to be concerned about, the Council is obviously not incentivized to sabotage the network. But it could be some decision that just slightly lean toward the Council’s benefit instead of the whole, small changes over time, steer the development to a path that optimize the benefit for them. (Rather like a Central Bank)

Say, if some day Hedera Hashgraph is mass adopted around the world, many crucial global applications run on Hedera platform, then the HH Council (especially Swirlds) would become an organization with supreme power. Even if the Council becomes corrupted, people would have no way to change it because we have no right to vote, because the HH Council is a closed group which could make the decisions that benefit themselves best, then elect the new Council members who have the same minds, then the new Council repeats,… This is the endless loop and the degree of corruption might rise over time this way.

I think the idea that Hedera Hashgraph is designed to run in the opposite way to democracy is a very important point. Especially as most crypto is about the democratisation of technology. This is exactly the opposite of Hedera Hashgraph’s approach.

The idea of the HHC also brings up another major red flag.

HHC owns 60% of the supply. Given that Hedera Hashgraph runs on fees, we can ask how those fees be distributed.

Hedera Hashgraph will run a proof-of-stake protocol (POS). This means people who own it can “stake” what they own to secure the network and in turn get rewarded in fees.

So, given that HHC owns 60% of the supply, it will collect 60% of the fees for itself. That’s on top of its unspecified dividend payments. Oh, and because it has total control of updates and upgrades to how Hedera Hashgraph works, it could allocate itself even more at any time. And all users would have to go along with it.

Ripple gets derided for its centralisation – But even Ripple pales in comparison to the centralisation of Hedera Hashgraph.

And the more you dig into it the murkier it gets.

Hedera Hashgraph was created by two ex-military men. The co-founders of Hedera Hashgraph are ex US Air Force.

This brings up all kinds of questions about government collusion and makes the patenting and secrecy behind Hedera Hashgraph’s code all the more significant.

Just what is in there that it doesn’t want people to know about?

I’m sure some people would even go so far as to say that given it’s private code, created and patented by military men, it could have backdoors built in. Of course, I wouldn’t suggest that.

Still. Knowing all of the above, does Hedera Hashgraph really seem like the crypto we want “the new internet” built on?

In conclusion: Don’t believe the hype

I went into this completely neutral about Hedera Hashgraph, but I have come out of it fiercely convinced it is not a good crypto.

It is incredibly centralised. It uses fees. It is closed source. Its corporate leaders can change its code and rules at will. And it could even lead to patent wars in crypto – something most cryptos have worked hard to avoid.

Personally, I won’t be investing in Hedera Hashgraph. (and whilst I am not a Financial Adviser, If, I were, I’d be telling you to give a wide berth also.)

That’s not to say that it won’t do well. It has a lot of money and power behind it, and it makes some very big claims. Most people will not look into it this deeply, and even if they do they may not see these red flags in the same way I do. Some people may even see its centralisation and structure as a benefit. I do not.

Once it gets its full release it will be very interesting to see how the crypto community and the wider media respond.

How do you feel about Hedera Hashgraph?

Am I wrong, is this the future of crypto? Or is it yet another way to control the masses, using a coin with big claims that is fundamentally anti-democratic?

Let me know@ WA1Marketing@aol.com – With the Subject line – HEDERA HASHGRAPH.

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The Demise of the Dollar – [Episode 3]

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Phoenix Rising from the ashes of a global currency collapse.

The Demise of the Dollar, has been a long time coming.

Its demise was predicted in 1988, as we see in this Economist front page article, that featured the demise of several major currencies, and showed a picture of a Phoenix rising from the ashes, with a new Golden currency hung around its neck. Was this a prediction because the Economist, a Rothschild owned corporation had plans in place to do just that?

The rise of Asia, and in particular China, with its 1.4 billion people, India, with 1.2 billion, Indonesia with 125 million, Japan with a 100+ million more, and all the others – the Asian Tigers: Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, and Hong Kong have all realised that trading with their former communist giant, and now slowly like an unfolded Venus Fly Trap, are being tempted into Chinese jaws.

According to several figures, there have been a number of attacks on the Dollar, as its replacement is clandestinely being planned.

Crypto-currencies have eaten away at transactions in all fiat-currencies, but perhaps Bitcoin has been the biggest of those contenders; though Ethereum, Monero, Dash, Litecoin Electroneum and dozens of others have entered the fray. BUt the biggest attacks have come from other nations…

…in all THERE HAS BEEN 1 TRILLION IN ATTACKS ON THE U.S. DOLLAR

The U.K. ($18.7 Billion attack): Joined China’s Foreign Exchange Trade System to bypass the U.S. Dollar and trade directly in Sterling and Yuan and trade Yuan denominated bonds. China ($100 Billion): The Chinese official sector sold almost $100 billion of U.S. stocks over the past year. They’ve been reducing their Treasury holdings. And they’ve secretly been stockpiling hundreds of tonnes of high-purity gold bullion bars.

Iran ($1.2 Billion): Has used gold after being sanctioned by the U.S. and ejected from the Dollar-based payments system called SWIFT.(Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Transfers)

South Africa ($2.5 Billion): Has joined with the BRICS nations to create a bank that will extend at least $2.5 billion in non-Dollar credit to the world. India ($8.2 Billion): Has made agreements with Japan to receive Yen for internal development projects, instead of turning to U.S. development institutions like the World Bank for Dollars or going to the U.S. government itself.

Japan ($69 Billion): Has agreed to circumvent the Dollar and trade directly with China in billions worth of Yuan and Yen . One news outlet says the move aims to “hedge the risk of the Dollar’s fall in the long run as the world’s key settlement currency.”

Switzerland ($24.17 Billion): Agreed to help China develop its offshore Yuan market so more countries can diversify away from Dollars into Yuan.

According to Bloomberg, the Swiss Franc is “the seventh major currency that can bypass a conversion into the U.S. Dollar and be directly exchanged for Yuan.”

Sweden, Norway and Denmark ($2.5 Billion): Created a Euro currency-beeline to Iceland that doesn’t require Dollars.

South Korea ($20 Billion attack): Has created bilateral currency swap agreements with Australia, China, Malaysia and Indonesia that last until 2020. They’ve renewed a multibillion Won -Yen currency swap with Japan. And they’re also actively trying to forge a direct currency swap deal with the United Arab Emirates.

Russia ($7.8 Billion): Is actively recruiting nations to trade oil in Roubles instead of Dollars and having its largest state-owned oil company- Gazprom – issue its corporate debt in Asian currencies instead of Dollars. Bloomberg says its “aim is to move away from quoting petroleum in U.S. Dollars.” Falling-dollars

United Arab Emirates ($55 Billion): Created a bilateral trade deal with China to trade in Dirhams and Yuan. One expert said the Chinese are “trying to shoot for an alternative currency to the Dollar.” – all while investing heavily into Gold…

Saudi Arabia (up to $750 Billion): is threatening to take as much as a $750 billion support out from under the Dollar in spite of the agreement made back in 1974 between Saudi King Faisal, and the U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger to only sell oil in Dollars, if America doesn’t meet its demands.

The International Monetary Fund’s attack: Added the Chinese Yuan to its supra-national currency, the Special Drawing Right. One millionaire commodity investor remarked upon the news, saying, “The U.S. Dollar is a very flawed currency… [the Yuan] will probably challenge the U.S. Dollar.”

And the World Bank too, is also challenging Dollar hegemony, as Karen Hudes, the former legal counsel to the World Bank was fired for whistle-blowing. BUT, after buying a share in the World Bank, as a shareholder, she forced her way back into meetings, and demanded that the corruption that she had uncovered be exposed to the disinfecting light. After winning her case she forced the World Bank to re-employ her; and ever since, she has conducted a one woman campaign ever since to rid the world’s financial system of the corrupting influence of fiat currency, and Federal Reserve Notes – aka “The Dollar”.

As her numerous You-tube videos have now shown, the Dollar has reached the end of the road, and it is only a matter of time. Lynette Zang, Senior Trading Analyst with her company ITM Trading, suggests in her recent interviews, that the fuse has been lit, it’s only a matter of how long the wick is.

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The Fall of King Dollar…[Part 1]

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“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

– George Orwell.

No-one can say for sure, exactly when an Empire begins its death spiral, though historians can and do, make various comments as to the potential causes. But, one empire has much to teach us about the decline of the West – the Roman Empire. (Stay with me…)

In terms of the Roman Empire, which lasted over five hundred years, at its height, it spanned from Hadrian’s Wall, Scotland in Northern Britain, through western Europe to the Sahara Desert in the south, and to Iraq and the old Persian empire in the east; and which has been studied more than most, and is therefore a good place to start.

So, we can use that to inform us, and we can use that knowledge to empower us.

The old saw goes… The truth can set you free… but only IF you act on it…

So why does it matter to us? Well, It does, and I will (I hope) prove it.

The Roman Empire essentially began Western Civilisation, and much of our legal system began based on Roman (and Canon) Law. As someone who used to teach Business Law, it began my own wider education but we can also use this knowledge for emancipation.

Many theories have been advanced for the fall of the Roman Empire, but none of them stand up to close scrutiny. Those theories advocated, have been such as: the fall was due to Hedonism and their sexual proclivities, lead in the water from their pipes, or the glaze in their cooking pots; attempting to spread into Africa, which gave many of them Malaria and other tropical diseases; embracing Christianity, and even a pre-occupation with the afterlife. All have been advanced as possible reasons.

Though there may be some validity to these as contributory reasons, I believe it is not the whole story. They, like wet-pavements, overcoats and open umbrellas, are not the cause of the rain, they are merely the symptoms of it.

But in order to really understand it we need to put aside political correctness, and open our minds to potential realities. Those who advocate “Political Correctness” are merely attempting to define the range of the debate, and restrict the train of thought, to exclude the critical and analytical thinking that might curb state power, but free thought and expression is required to provide meaningful solutions.

When the Roman Republic had been in evidence for more than five hundred years, the “Republic” was converted by Augustus Ceasar, who took power in 27 BC, to a true Empire in about 14 B.C. saying: “I am maintaining the Republic”…Like many politicians, who want to extol their virtues and supposed influence.

The Roman Army, obviously conquered a land, or nation, but didn’t leave all the troops there to maintain it. What they did was to build brick factories, tile factories, provide infrastructure in the shape of running water via aqueducts, and paved roads, Of course the Empire was vulnerable to attack, particularly on its north-eastern border along the Danube and Rhine lands, by invading Goths and Vandals, but most people tolerated the army, because of the improvements to their lives and living standards.

These barbarians however, coveted the wealth of the Empire, even though many lived alongside it, taking advantage of the stability, that the empire provided, and trading with the empire, there were many who wanted to get in. The Germanic Tribes particularly the Goths simply wanted “A better life.” There were many of them, and at first, they did not seem to pose an immediate threat.

So some emperors invited people in (like the Barbars), But many wanted to get in, to take advantage of the wealth, though not necessarily to assimilate and to take on the values that allowed the creation of that wealth, so they never integrated, and retained their original culture. (Sound familiar?)

The Roman state, according to Servius Tullius, was largely succesful, because of the character of the men – the heroes. Until the people who became citizens were given status, the character and the culture, were one of service, and honour. sharing arduous tasks, and fighting and training valiantly. And taxes, had been as little as two per-cent to pay for it all.

But the situation changed because the state needed more taxpayers becaue it needed more soldiers, and people to maintain the empire, as it grew, and the state which had access to the grain in the bread-basket of Rome – Egypt, began giving grain to its citizens – in the now infamous cry of “Bread and Circuses”. (Social Welfare and Reality TV Anyone?)

So, in terms of the Roman Empire, what WAS the key driver of its downfall?

The Romans, encompassed a huge geographical area. They were attacked in the North, by the Goths, and the Vandals (collectively termed “Barbarians” or “Barbars”), because the Romans didn’t understand the language of these people, and it just sounded like they were saying “Bah Bah Bah”.

But the real rot set in, when they began devaluing their currency. During the ‘Classical’ Roman ‘golden age’, the ‘aureus’, ‘denarius’, and ‘as’ were issued in gold, silver, and bronze/copper respectively (rather like British currency of Gold, Silver and Copper of pre-decimalisation coinage). The ‘as’ went from bronze to copper during Augustus’ reign around 23BC

There was the aureus, which the wealthy used, and 1 aureus equalled 25 denarius, which had been almost pure silver. But as time progressed, like Gresham’s Law, people hoarded the old purer denarius coins, and spent the newer less pure ones. And this continued, until the silver content was circa 2%, and almost worthless. The Emperor, needed to pay more soldiers as the size of the empire grew, and this required more money to pay the army.

At the time the sestercius (roughly 1/4th of a denarius) was the smallest coin, and over time, the roman soldier’s pay went from about 1/3 denarius a day to 1200 sesterces a year, – 300 denarii a year, a little less than one a day. All because of the devaluation of the money, and the expansion of the currency by reducing the silver content – WE see this in modern banking, when the economists call for a circa 2% inflation rate, as this reduces the value of your savings, and forces you to enrich the bankers, who can always isolate themselves from the effects.

– As Sir Josiah Stamp – Former Director of the Bank of England said,

“The bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of the bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.”

To solve the problem, the solution is given here…

The Fall of King Dollar…[Part 2]

So, what are the driving forces forcing the demise…Well, let’s start at the beginning. The Dollar strength took off, when the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs – Henry Kissinger, convinced King Faisal of the Saudi Kingdom to price oil, in dollars – the deal to protect the House of Saud, in return for a dollar hegemony. The world needed oil, and to buy oil, they now needed dollars. Demand for dollars therefore took off, and that gave the U.S. economy, the financial muscle to take on the Soviet Empire, put the best funded military into 147 different countries, pay for the space race, fund the stealth technology in military aircraft, and develop computer chips that went from several thousand ICs (Integrated Circuits) on an Intel Chip, in 1974, when they developed the 4004 Chip, that went into early calculators.

This was so-called because the chip had 4,004 Integrated Circuits. The, latest chips now have upto several hundred thousand million ICs, that are in the latest quad-core, octa-core, and hexa-core behemoths that we see in everyday smartphones of today.

Almost every nation therefore holds its currency reserves in Dollars. However, the BRICS nations are in the process of de-dollarisation. As part of that process, the Russians and Chinese have been developing parallel systems. the World Bank has been replicated

At the same time that technology is experiencing “exponential growth”… the costs of many of these advanced technologies are plummeting… For example, in 1996, the $55 million ASCI Red Supercomputer was the first computer to reach the speed of 1 Teraflop. It occupied a warehouse almost the size of a tennis court. In 2014, Sony released its PlayStation 4 video game console. It has almost twice the computational power as ASCI Red… and it costs 1/100,000th the price. At just $400.

And that technological growth is going to kill the oil industry’s dominance of the planet, and perhaps the Banker’s power too, (until perhaps the SDR becomes the world trade currency) by ushering in a new industry of battery-powered self-driving vehicles, digitally controlled by low power devices, and drive immense technological shifts – to driverless battery-powered taxi-cars, that will patrol the streets like a cougar hunting its prey.

Your smartphone will be able to use the Uber smart app, to call up the nearest one, and take you to your destination for almost the price of a postage stamp, and these vehicles will be powered using Lithium-ion batteries, and capaictors that charge from totally flat to fully charged in 15minutes or less… time enough for you to stop in a gas-station and have a quick coffee, on your drive from the East-Coast, to the West-coast…And of course, there’s Tesla’s. Elon Musk’s vision of the future motoring. According to the latest reports, Tesla has taken millions in deposits for its latest model 3, and has $14 billion in enterprise value. Of course, if the vehicle is not yours, you won’t need to pay car-tax, insurance, or petroleum tax… So, what are they going to use for revenue?

The rise of these super technologies, will totally kill the gas guzzling behemoths, and the oil industry giants unless they adapt – and FAST, but will also throw up some excellent investment opportunities.

Ford is investing $1 Billion, over the next five years in the technology, while Honda is building a self-driving engine. Apple is secretly building its own vehicle – the “i-Car?” and Volvo is in the process of testing in two pilot programmes, while several other industry tech-giants – Uber, Samsung, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all betting big on this latest innovation.

We are probably less than 5 years away from the dawn of this technology, and less than 15 years since the future will be battery powered. In 1901, New York city streets rang to the sound of hooves as every vehicle was drawn by a horse. Just 12 years later, a similar shot would show not one horse on the city’s streets. that’s how quick the change happened, and that came about because of a massive oil-well drilled in Texas in 1901. Spindletop produced initially at 100,000 barrels per day, before falling away to 10,000 bpd, 4 years later, but hundreds more were drilled creating the conditions for the boom that ushered in the motor-age.

But the boom, like all booms was a precursor to a bust. By 1907, an earthquake in San Fransisco caused massive destruction in the city. On April 18th at a little after 5am, the quake at 7.8 on the Richter scale almost totally demolished the city, and the insurance market suffered massive losses draining liquidity from markets.

Will the hurricanes in the Caribbean in recent days have the same outcome?

Hurricanes Irma, and José, may be just the calamity, that finally breaks the back of the American Dream. As the U.S. government’s debt ceiling is raised beyond the $20trillion set last year. Hurricanes Harvey and the rest may take capital away from other projects. The people of southern US states, may have the largest clean up bill since that devastation in 1907, when the San Francisco earthquake precipitated the financial crisis, in 1908 and which ultimately led to the creation of the Federal Reserve, the 16th amendment, and the imposition of National Income Tax in 1913, which some say was not legislated for correctly, and thus is not a legal requirment, but the IRS may beg to differ, and act accordingly.

But that is not the only problem… In 1999, the Department of Defence, had $1.1 TRILLION of undocumented adjustments, and in the following year, 2000 they had $2.3 Trillion according to Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (commonly known as HUD). On the 10th September 2001, Donald Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense, announced that there was $2.3 Trillion of missing transactions…  According to some reports, I’ve heard, some of the documents for those missing Trillions, were in building 7 of the World Trade Centre whose free-fall collapse on 9/11 which disappeared when it came down, and some claim was an attempt to hide the evidence of gross financial misappropriation… But, we all know what heppened next….

You can see the big picture here…When, Aaron Russo, tells a few home truths about how America is REALLY run in his film – From Freedom to Fascism

In it he explains how Americans are governed, how the law is flouted, how tax laws are imposed in contravention of the constitution, and the end goal for this cabal of banker elite. And you can read the full unexpurgated story into how we in the West, descended into serfdom here —>>. The Coming Battle

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A Black Day in Caucasia

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Anyone who watched the news in the last few days, can’t help but have heard about events in America, and the rallies that resulted in fights, and even 3 deaths in Charlotsville, Virginia, U.S. of A.

Those news reports on mainstream media though, as can often happen in the heat of battle, are not entirely accurate, and can paint a distorted view, based on incomplete evidence.

That’s why we long ago, in the West realised that the judicial system is the place where we should take accusations, investigate those, and present all the evidence to reach a balanced conclusion – Guilt or Innocence.

The lynchmob was outlawed by this, and we promoted the “Rule of Law” as a way to ensure we each – whether high or low born – got the justice that supposedly ensured that we could face our accusers, and only if there was the evidence to support those accusations, which ran contra to the laws that, ‘WE the people’, wished to be enacted, were found guilty.

Today’s 24hour News channels, and the now hundreds if not thousands of “Citizen Journalists” don’t have the luxury of having time to research the situation, gather all the evidence and reach a balanced view to present to the public. So, we the public are galvanised into taking actions (perhaps sometimes inadvisedly) when we are outraged by the video or written evidence before us. We see a distorted incomplete view of things. Charles Mackay wrote of this herd mentaility when he wrote “Extraordinary Popular Delusions, and the Madness of Crowds” over 100 years ago, and should be read by anyone who wants to understand how we people function and how we are influenced.

But, we also need to not forget the lessons of history. It is probably (I’m tempted to think of the Heineken adverts here) a truth that within 2 generations, the cultural heritage of the West will be gone, unless we defend and strengthen it. The culture of Greek, and Roman Law, the Renaissance, that encouraged discourse, and critical thinking; the Reformation, that took the religious tenets and put those under the microscope, and in so doing sponsored the industrial revolution that the printing press and machinery gave us. The growth of which ultimately led to democratisation, and changes in social and political views as we argued our way to a future where we thought we were all equal, and we could criticise those with power over us, and challenge them.

A continent where we put in place social systems that ensured we all shared in the increasing wealth that ensured ME, a working class lad from a mining village could enjoy the fruits of a brick built house, with double-glazed windows, central heating, refrigerator, freezer, fresh food from around the world, a car and television that both educated and informed me, and live in a luxury that was reserved for Kings, just a 100 years before.

In my ideological youth, when John Lennon sang: “Imagine there’s no country, nothing to live or die for, and no religion too” he was idealising, and I supported him. But in a world with shared cultural values, where people tolerated other’s views that was hope, but the left seized upon that to diminish national identities, and to use it to promote the “Globalists” agenda.  Is that possible? Especially, when one religion seeks to impose its cultural values on the rest of the 6+ Billion people who are not of that faith, and whose faiths also bear respect too?

The white liberal left and the ethnics, who have historically suffered, appear to want the destruction of the White European culture, that they inherited after two millennia of struggle in the cause of idealised egalitarianism, and failed to recognise, partly I suspect through ideology, and partly through ignorance, the threat to that culture that exists from a small but growing proportion of the population, who in their collective ignorance are using a book, and views that were outdated 1400 years ago.TheSwordAndTheBook

The consequences of which will bring about the total destruction of all that our forefathers worked for – tolerance, equality of opinion, faith and economic prosperity. Those nations that have followed the faith, have endured unending war, and poor growth prospects, at a time of rapid population growth – 8 Billion by 2025-2030, 9 Billion by 2050, and 10 Billion long before the end of the century.

A segment of the population whose only answer to their plight is to look to the heavens is destined for penury. We humans have applied our minds to numerous solutions, some have proved over the fullness of time, and constant re-assessment, to be the best solution. some political and social systems have flaws, we accept those, but if you cannot apply a critical mind, but only a narrowly focussed one (He said we should do this) – HE being whichever God, or Prophet you choose – then we as a species, and Whites of European extraction from the Caucasus in the East, to the Pyrenees in the West, to the Arctic Ocean in the North, will be eliminated, and that will be the poorer for the whole world.

WE who shrugged off our Feifdom overlords, shrugged off our religious domgatists, and fought the Industrialists, Socialists and Fascists, will now in the ideology of egalitarianism, kill the VERY thing that gave us our rich lives. It will be a sad, SAD day.

Why We Need To End The Power Of… The Banks.

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The whole of not just American life, but the lives of those in the West, is predicated on cheap energy, and lots of it. Energy is a substitute for human Labour, so its cost and value, should reflect the human labour required to produce it, and of course the cost of wages that is provided by that labour. But, when you have a political and economic system, that means that SOME people can get that capital essentially at ZERO cost, because they have access to the printing presses that the major Central Banking institutions provide, you skew the system, and not in a good way.

The US is spending more than it produces, and using fraudulently produced currency, to pay the difference…
In 2007, Agora Finance stated:

“Our current military adventures in the Middle East, are predicated largely on keeping the old arrangements going. We’re in Iraq because we built Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Long Island the way we did, and the only way we can hope to keep these organisms going even a little while longer is to keep open our oil supply line to the Persian Gulf. The truth is, these organisms will not survive the oil-scarcer future in the form they’re in. The American people need to come to grips with this. No amount of chest-thumping around the globe will change it. In any case, sooner or later we’ll exhaust our military and bankrupt ourselves trying to project our influence into these places overseas – meaning, sooner or later we will withdraw back into our own hemisphere. I wonder if Wolf Blitzer of CNN will ask any of the candidates, what happens then?”

“A basic rule of reality is that you can’t get something for nothing. Sooner or later the financial sector will have to come to grips with this rule, meaning that that debt is not wealth and the revolving reallocation of debt in the form of credit does not amount to wealth creation.”

Of course the money that these Bankers create, funds the political processes that promote the interests of Capital over Labour, when in reality, Capital is inert. It is only when combined with Labour, that it can generate wealth. The trouble is, those in power for the last 40 years, have duped the rest of society, and I count myself amongst them, into believing that only by enabling and protecting the rights of capital, can we have a just society, and a bustling economy. I now realise that it was just a ruse, so that the Bankers could dominate the planet… WE are ruled by the Bankers

How so?

Read On…

QUOTES ON BANKING AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE

 

“By this means government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft.”

– Lord John Maynard Keynes, “Economic Consequences of Peace”

“The eyes of our citizens are not sufficiently open to the true cause of our distress. They ascribe them to everything but their true cause, the banking system; a system which if it could do good in any form is yet so certain of leading to abuse as to be utterly incompatible with the public safety and prosperity.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented.”

– Major L.B.Angus

Congressman Patman: “Mr. Eccles, how did you get the money to buy those two billions of government securities?” Eccles: “We created it.” Patman: “Out of what?” Eccles: “Out of the right to issue credit money.”

– Testimony of Marriner Eccles, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, before the House Banking and Currency Committee, 1941

“Every circulating Federal Reserve Note represents in actuality a one dollar debt to the Federal Reserve system.”

– Money Facts, House Banking and Currency Committee

“Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation…but can’t, won’t support the drastic reforms to repeal of the Federal Reserve Act because it could cost him his job.”

– Robert A. Heinlein, Expanded Universe

“Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve System has usurped the government. It controls everything in congress and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”

– Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power of money should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“If all the bank loans were paid up, no one would have a bank deposit, and there would not be a dollar of currency or coin in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial banks for our money. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the banks create ample synthetic money, we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp upon the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible – but there it is. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it is widely understood and the defects remedied very soon.”

– Robert H. Hemphill, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

“Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States.”

– United States Senator Barry Goldwater

“The financial system has been turned over to the Federal Reserve Board. That board administers a finance system by authority of a purely profiteering group. That system is private, conducted for the sole purpose of obtaining the greatest possible profits from the use of other people’s money. This (Federal Reserve) Act establishes the most gigantic trust on Earth. When the president signs this bill, the invisible governments by the monetary power will be legalized. The people may not know it immediately but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed, the worst legislatives crime of the ages perpetrated by this banking bill.”

– Charles A. Lindbergh, Representative, MN

“Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are the United States government’s institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign swindlers.”

– Congressional Record 12595-12603 June 10, 1932

“The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People vs. The Banks.”

– Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875

“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. I am an enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but coin. If the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

– Thomas Jefferson.

“The Federal Reserve Banks are not federal instrumentalities.”

– Lewis vs. United States 9th Circuit 1992

“The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers.”

– Congressman Louis T. McFadden

“The Federal Reserve bank buys government bonds without one penny.”

– Congressman Wright Patman, Congressional Record, Sept 30, 1941

“The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on it’s favors, that there will be no opposition from either class.”

– Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

“The regional Federal Reserve banks are not government agencies. …but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations.”

– Lewis vs. United States, 680 F. 2d 1239 9th Circuit 1982

“This Federal Reserve Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President Wilson signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized. The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.”

– Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. , 1913

“The Federal Reserve is answerable to no one.”

– Ronald Reagan

“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out. If the American people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.”

– Andrew Jackson

“When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover the check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check there is no bank deposit on which that check is drawn. When the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money.”

– “Putting it Simply”, Boston Federal Reserve Bank

“We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. They are not government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government, and it has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.”

– Senator Louis T. McFadden, Chairman US Banking & Currency Commission

“The principle we must keep in mind is that two people cannot both be the exclusive owner of the same thing at the same time. Yet fractional reserve banking operates on the theory that bank account holder A and borrower B can both own the same money at the same time. This practice is just as fraudulent as selling two buyers the same vacation home and giving them both exclusive title to the home, hoping that they don’t both show up to use it the same weekend. With fractional reserve banking, titles to money (gold) are spuriously created, meaning there are more titles to property than there is actual property. In fact, no new money is created, but the number of titles to existing money is expanded. And it is in this manner that the value of the dollar is diminished.

In the absence of a gold standard, the crime is exceeded today to the point of absurdity, as only titles themselves are traded with no tie to any real property whatsoever. We have been swindled.” – Unknown

“We shall have world government whether or not you like it… the only question is whether or not it be by conquest or consent.”

– James Warburg, Rothschild Banking Agent, 1950

“If the American public knew how the money system really worked, I believe we would be chased down the streets and strung up before morning.”

– Henry Ford

“There are two methods or means, and only two, whereby man’s needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the banking and political means.”

– Albert Jay Nock

“All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, as much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.”

– John Quincy Adams

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with the flick of a pen,(or Switch [Ed:]) they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. But, if you want to continue to be the slave of the bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let the bankers continue to create money and control credit.”

– Sir Josiah Stamp, President, Bank of England (2nd richest man in England)

“But if in the pursuit of the means we should unfortunately stumble again on unfunded paper money or any similar species of fraud, we shall assuredly give a fatal stab to our national credit in its infancy. Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them. Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.”

– George Washington in a letter to Jabez Bowen, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1787

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.”

– James Madison

“I am afraid that ordinary citizens will not like to be told that the banks can, and do, create and destroy money; and they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of governments and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.”

– R. McKenna, Chairman, Midland Bank London (Now part of HSBC. [Ed.])

“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”

– Winston Churchill

“If two parties, instead of being a bank and an individual, were an individual and an individual, they could not inflate the circulating medium by a loan transaction, for the simple reason that the lender could not lend what he didn’t have, as banks can do. Only commercial banks and trust companies can lend money that they manufacture by lending it.”

– Professor Irving Fisher, Yale University, in his book “100% Money”

“In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would have to make its holding illegal, as was done in the case of gold. The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves. This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the ‘hidden’ confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights.”

– Alan Greenspan, Gold and Economic Freedom

“It is absurd to say that our country can issue 30 million dollars in bonds and not 30 million dollars in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurer and the other helps the people”.

– Thomas Edison

“The actual process of money creation takes place primarily in banks. Bankers discovered that they could make loans merely by giving their promise to pay, or bank notes, to borrowers. In this way banks began to create money. Transaction deposits are the modern counterpart of bank notes. It was a small step from printing notes to making book entries crediting deposits of borrowers, which the borrowers in turn could ‘spend’ by writing checks, thereby ‘printing’ their own money.”

– Modern Money Mechanics, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

“The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“Money is not based on gold anymore; money is only an idea. Ideas are not scarce. There should be no shortage of money to lubricate the gears of commerce any more than there should be a shortage of imagination. Today money is created on computers and paper, and since it is so easy to create, no one should have a right to charge interest on its creation. Yet, that is what the Federal Reserve System does – loans money to the people, charges interest on it, and puts the working public into debt just for being given permission to build for itself its own prosperity.” –

“Neither paper currency nor deposits have value as commodities, intrinsically, a ‘dollar’ bill is just a piece of paper. Deposits are merely book entries.”

– Modern Money Mechanics Workbook, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1975

“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes its laws.”

Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild international Banking Dynasty, 1790

“The youth who can solve the money question will do more for the world than all the professional soldiers of history.”

– Henry Ford Sr.

“There is no more direct way to capture control of a nation than through its credit and money system.”

– Phillip A. Benson, President of American Bankers’ Association, 1939

“We fix the price of gold and silver to make them valuable or not.”

– J. P. Morgan, in a letter to his son

“Our goal is gradually to absorb the wealth of the world.”

– Cecil Rhodes, “The secret banking cabal”

Watch a little bit of history here…

But that doesn’t tell the whole story… THAT is told here below…

The Bankers finance the Oil business, and OIL is where the problem is. It takes HUUUGE amounts of capital to find, drill, capture, transport, crack into its distillates, and deliver that distillated fuel to thousands of locations across the west so that vehicles of all shapes and sizes and their economies can run.

And the solution is in that last video…

Former President Barack Obama asked Americans in an Oval Office address to accept that the United States is running out of places to drill for oil. President Obama said in his first live televised address from the Oval Office that:

“For decades we have known the days of cheap and accessible oil were numbered. For decades we’ve talked and talked about the need to end America’s century long addiction to fossil fuels and for decades we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires.”

The US government’s claim that the World is running out of oil was made to drive up the prices, to make it viable to frack at home, so that they could wage their war in the middle-east. Higher gas prices means bigger profits for US oil companies. Just look at the Fortune 500 list of a few years ago – Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Conoco-Phillips were number 2, 3 and 4 respectively. The world is not running out of oil we are being fleeced by the oil companies. With the technology readily available today – specifically liquid to gas vapour technology – they are also wasting precious oil.

“Governments and the national oil companies are obviously controlling about ninety per cent of the assets. Oil remains fundamentally a government business. While many regions of the world offer great oil opportunities, the Middle East with two thirds of the world’s oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies, even though companies are anxious for greater access there, progress continues to be slow.”

– Dick Cheney speech at the Institute of Petroleum Autumn lunch, 1999.

If you were to incorporate vaporizing technology into the manufacturing of a new ultra fuel efficient car those cars could travel a hundred times farther on one gallon of liquid fuel. On average the fuel efficiency of most cars on the road today is approximately 20-30mpg (US. Gallons). 20 mpg x liquid to vapor conversion factor of 160 = 3200 mpg.

I wonder if Henry Ford, perhaps had shares in oil companies? If so, then perhaps he had a disincentive to produce cars that were fuel-efficient, and as such may even have attempted to bury technology, that would make his cars either less competitive, or reduced demand for the product of one of his sources of income?

However, the quote above by Henry Ford about Banks and the money system, has been solved by a man known only as: Satoshi Nakamoto. He has never been identified, but it is presumed, he created the crypto-currency, called Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a way of you becoming your own Banker, your own Financier, and Sovereign. YOU can be free from being controlled by Bankers. YOU can be King of everything you work for and get rich in the process. As long as others accept your crypto-currency.

Many companies operate in this sphere, but, one company mines for Bitcoin, Litecoin, and 9 others using hardware and software systems, and encrypted software, using the strongest systems. And, for the price of an e-mail address (and a confirmation) set up 11 on-line crypto-currency accounts, and make an initial deposit, and subsequent daily deposits for FREE for you… Their plan is to become a crypto-currency exchange, and thus make money that way, but by then, the value of Bitcoins could be in the tens of thousands.

One Bitcoin has gone from 5 cents ($0.05) to now (August 8th, 2017) over $3,000 over the time since its initial creation, though the price varies, sometimes a lot but, each time it falls, it rises again, and gets ever more valuable.
Because the Banks, haven’t yet figured out how to control the price, and because there will only ever be 21,000,000 bitcoins, the value of each one could rise exponentially.

I can’t give you the whole story here, but I can give you a link to help you get set up with a free account, and get daily deposits.

(HERE ===>>> Https://www.qoinpro.com/)

IF you don’t trust the Crypto-currency sphere, and you haven’t got GOLD or Silver yet, then the coming crash (the fall that JP Morgan spoke of) will finally convince you that we cannot go on with this Paper and Debt Paradigm. The Banks and Governments want to trick us into a world where digits on a computer screen are our only form of money, and those under 40 and even many above that age, that should know better seem to not care. But when The ATMs Go Dark (to borrow a phrase from Bill Bonner writer and publisher), you and your money will be separated from one another – perhaps permanently and then you WILL care.

Get Gold, Silver and Crypto to buy your Gold and Silver with, time is short. I suspect by this time next year, the dominoes will have begun to fall.

Donald J. Trump – The Fall Guy?

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Now that the furore regarding the election of Donald Trump, has died down a little, even if the American (and some of Britain’s) mainstream media are still pointing the finger of blame at that reluctant bastion of Rothschild Banking – Russia for supposedly meddling in American Politics…

I’m surprised that the Russians haven’t been accused of somehow manipulating the British electorate into voting to leave the EU. And don’t get me started on Tony Blair’s calls to “ignore the Brexit vote” in the most undemocratic statement to come out of any politician’s mouth since, Mein Kampf. But I digress…

As we settle into the dog-days of summer, and pieces of the jig-saw are given to us, we are slowly building a picture of this Brave New World, but it won’t be the New World Order, of which so many in the west have spoken in the tail end of the last millennium. When George Herbert Walker Bush talked of his New World Order. He spoke of a world in which Bankers, and those they funded were in control, a place where financial manipulation, and “fiat money” were the norm, a place controlled by the few. But this world that is being fashioned today, is by opposing forces, and the control is slowly moving east, and their ideals are in the ascendancy.

The change has been a long time coming, and those planning this takeover of the world, had almost managed it, but some of those who were not too keen on being ruled by a cabal of Banksters with Zionist tendencies, and a plan, some think,  to rid the world of 6½billion souls, decided against it.

To that end, they constructed a complete system to match the Western Banker Cabal’s.[See Pic:]Banker System -Old-versus-New

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), The BRICS Bank, The Special Drawing Right (SDR) and the Shanghai Gold Exchange, are all designed to end control by those parallel systems in the west. Even the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system, has a replica – CIPS (Cross-Border Interbank Payment System) but the first thing that needs to be done, is to reconcile the global accounts. The SDR was first set up in 1969. During the 1970s, as the IMF began managing world currency flows, the SDR was a basket of five original currencies of the American Dollar, British Pound, Japanese Yen, and originally the French Franc, and German Mark. These latter two were replaced by the Euro, in 1999, and in 2016 the Chinese Renminbi also joined the fray, but China wants Gold to be part of the mix too – upto 40%.  And sitting astride this new system, the old order – The Bank of International Settlements, headquartered as it is in Switzerland.

Switzerland, independent for over 500 years, and with its mountainous land-mass impregnable to all but the most foolhardy. Every citizen is a member of the armed forces, and is required to hold firearms at home. And that’s where most of the world’s gold has been stored at some time or other, including, some say, the gold taken by Nazis during the second world war.

So, as part of this global reconciliation, all debts national and global, are to be settled. Chinese bonds issued in 1913, which were not honoured following the takeover by Chairman Mao, in Communist China. Bond Debts of the Federal Reserve issued in the 1929-36 period, for the purchase of Silver from the People’s Republic of China, Indonesian Gold, stolen from Asian nations during WWII by the Japanese; Gold perhaps taken by Germany during the Pogrom, and the Gold taken by President Ferdinand Marcos, which he found during his time in the Philippines, that was stashed there by the Japanese, and perhaps even the Gold taken from Middle-eastern nations following the American and NATO incursions into the middle-east in the last two decades. All Global debts will be reconciled, and a clean slate wiped.

But this means that America loses its “Hegemonic Power”, in the world, and has to close most of its more than 130 Armed Force bases around the world, but how will the strength of a nation’s currency be calculated. How will a country whose only export is Rice, be compared say, with a country who exports are many and varied? Those where the sweat of years of study, and foregone pleasures, to learn the intricacies and curious characteristics of the many metals and rare-earths that make up modern electronic products? And to add to this mix of uncertainties, there’s these new currencies emerging in the crypto currency world.

What of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and the other crypto-currencies?

As things stand, the Banks, at first didn’t know what to make of crypto-currencies, and were sceptical of them. But, now some of  of the biggest U.S. and even  British Banks are trying to see where they can make use of them. this has led to a plethora of alt-coins and technologies making use of the blockchain. Barclays Bank, even used the blockchain in International Trade Finance, when it assisted in a Butter and Cheese trade, between Ireland and the Asian island nation of Seychelles worth $100,000.  The Deal according to Bill Bonner’s Agora Finance, changed 400 years of Banking supremacy, and arcane paper based systems. The deal which normally would take weeks, was settled in just 4 days. But in time, this could be reduced from circa 20 days, to just an afternoon.
So, as blockchain technology takes off, what will happen in the future. In 2016, here’s what happened…

Cryptocurrencies in 2016

Currency -Annual Gains

  1. Bitcoin               126%
  2. Ether                  741%
  3. Monero             2,759%
  4. Dash                   228%
  5. NeosCoin           7,092%
  6. MaidSafeCoin   598%
  7. ShadowCash     1,041%
  8. Coin(0)               5,047%
  9. Emercoin          143%
  10. SysCoin              1,964%
  11. Gulden               1,920%
  12. Bitcrystals         354%
  13. SIBCoin              2,649%
  14. Counterparty    178%
  15. ShadowCash     1,041%
  16. Storjcoin X        724%
  17. Nexus                 903%
  18. Potcoin               2,326%
  19. Synereo              478%
  20. LoMoCoin          309%
  21. SuperNET          148%
  22. NAV Coin            1,816%
  23. SolarCoin           389%
  24. Boolberry          549%
  25. SIBCoin               2,649%
  26. Expanse             395%
  27. Aeon                   459%
  28. BitBay                 498%
  29. CureCoin            324%
  30. Burst                   624%
  31. Viacoin               835%
  32. CloakCoin          396%
  33. CorgiCoin           11,664%

And 2017, is looking to be just as good, as every national and international financial calamity pushes more and more people into these electronic, digital currencies. As details of the Brexit, vote came through, Bitcoin rose. Venezuela’s financial mayhem? Bitcoin rose… China’s attempt to strangle Bitcoin via trading rules? You guessed it.
As money continues to flood out of China, the communist government just announced new crackdowns. It plans to limit gold imports… force Chinese companies to check with a regulator before moving $5 million overseas (it was $50 million)… and force citizens to report any money transfers over $10,000.

Banking regulators the world over, are trying to squeeze the monetary system, and like silly putty, it just emerges somewhere else, between slippery fingers. But the banks are not resting on their laurels. Nor the Venture capitalists.

Some of the top venture capitalists have invested over $1.3 billion in crypto-currency startups.  That includes people like Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook… Marc Andreessen – a Netscape co-founder and one of Silicon Valley’s most influential venture capitalists.  Richard Branson, Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Google Ventures.

Over 80% of the world’s biggest banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs are starting to invest in crypto-currency technology.  JPMorgan alone is putting up as much as $9 billion.

So hear what Clif High is saying about it

So what does all this have to do with Donald J Trump?

To my mind, as we look at the U.S. and British stock-markets, we are at all time highs, and the amount of air in this bubble, is stretching the balloon to the point of the big POP…
Here Peter Schiff, who predicted the last “Great Recession” before those who are supposed to know better would admit that a recession was coming. Just months before that last recession, Ben Bernanke was telling the Americans, how great things were.

And here below, Schiff gives a little bit of history of the problems of the 1970s, and then goes on to say WHY the problems remain, and have still not been addressed, but also why the next downturn, will be as big, if not bigger, than the 1930s American depression, because the world is now so inextricably linked, in ways that it wasn’t 80 years ago. And the antidote for many Americans, is to go to Crypto-currencies. But whilst I have crypto-currencies and some PMs, I believe that ultimately, the stock-market, housing market, and bond market will fall perhaps 60-80% in two stages. first they will fall circa 25-40%, before a small recovery, then a further 30-40% taking us towards the final denouement.

And it will probably happen on Trump’s watch. THAT’s why Trump is the “Fall Guy”, and crypto and gold and silver will be the people’s saviour, as the world monetary system resets, and Gold once more becomes part of the monetary system. But silver will be what it has been for generations – millennia even – once more it will be the “people’s money”.

However, if you want to hedge your bets, and get crypto currencies… Which ones? That is a little harder to predict. No doubt Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum are probable winners, though we can’t be absolutely sure, so the answer is to get several – and you can get  11 crypto-currencies – including Bitcoin and Litecoin – FREE  with daily deposits, (and learn a little more about them)

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A Letter to a Central Banker

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Warrington, Cheshire, UK.

25th June, 2017

Dear Central Banker,

I was searching through my e-mail inbox recently, in the hope of finding a reply to a sent email, a few days’ ago and in searching for it using his name as search criteria, I found an e-mail several years old – still unread.

I won’t take it personally, because this reader receives in the region of 150 e-mails per day, and hasn’t time to fully read them all, so I scan the header, and read and digest but a few, so have to be selective.

What struck me most though fom this e-mail, was the price of Gold, which had been predicted to rise inexorably, yet, 8 years’ on, the price is currently, pretty much where it was in 2009, despite it’s subsequent 2 year rise and 5-6 year bear market fall.

Not that I am chastising the sender of this e-mail – for his, or many others wrong predictions (at least so-far?) but what I found interesting is that the powers that be, (TPTB) to use a Mogambo Guru (aka: Richard Daughty) expression, they (and you) have managed to keep the lid on its obvious under-value. We know from their admission, that Deutsche Bank was found guilty of manipulating the market, but others, have a bigger hand in it, and their fingerprints all over the crime.

I suggested, approximately 12 years’ ago, that Gold would ultimately achieve circa $8,500/ozt, and Silver circa $500 in the blow-off phase…The rises in price, I predicted would, go to circa $2,000, then fall back to just above the $1,000/ozt mark, and would not rise to achieve their ultimate price (at least in this bull market) until around the 2018-20 period.

My reasons were (and are) several.

I looked at Gold charts from the 1970’s of the rise, fall and rise again, and of income levels, and prices, and using deductive reasoning, came to the conclusion that it was, in the final analysis, demographics and the financial system of the era, that was affecting the price, and the concerns economic of retirees , of course along with U.S. government spending on its overseas wars.

My father, born in the early flapper era of 1922, and like others reaching retirement age during the 1970s and early 80s decades had, just as many others, who had been born in the post-WWI era, saved for their retirement, and no doubt their saving, spending and investing habits, faced similar analysis, emotions and results as today.

So, what has changed in the intervening time period? Let’s look shall we…

The first thing to change, is that women are leaving it later to procreate. Most educated women (by educated, I mean graduate or equivalence) leave giving birth until they are in their early 30s (some ten years later than early 20th century folk). They also have fewer children. Back then, having three or four was a typical small family, with some, having 6 or 8. These days, many women have at most two, except where they divorce and re-marry, and the new couple have a further child or two.

Secondly, spending patterns and thus saving and investing patterns have changed, and are also being left later, because children are expensive, and more is needed to buy first and subsequent homes. Back in the 1970s, most people could borrow only 3 times, the annual earnings of the husband (main earner) or even 2½ times, and if both parents were working, this was increased to 3½ times earnings. This kept house prices at modest levels.

Thirdly, increased debt levels: today’s young families (and this may be just an Anglo-Saxon trait) are more likely to spend more on holidays, their homes and families to live more comfortably.

And fourthly, people are living a whole lot longer.

My father, was a working man who spent 44 years in the glass industry, just 4 miles away from where we lived. He never needed a car, as the bus service was every 6 minutes at peak times, and 10 or 12 minutes at off-peak. He was forced into retirement aged 58, and given access to his pension, when the company reduced its workforce, as inflation ripped into their profitability, and they strove to reduce costs, but he died just 5 short years later aged 63… Today’s retirees, are likely to live ten to twenty years plus, post-retirement.

Fifthly: Their pension plans were totally different than today, based as they were on Defined Benefits, rather than today’s DC (Defined Contribution) plans, but the drivers are the same; their search for yield, amid rising inflation and a legal requirement to buy Bonds, which would lower interest rates, while government costs would rise, as pensioners began drawing their government pension money.

Interest rates went lower post 1974, until bond prices collapsed, but before the oil spike of 1980 when on the back of the Iranian Revolution, rates were forced up again particularly in the U.S. by Fed Chairman – Paul Volcker, to qwell rising inflation once more. Of course back then, in Britain, we had to go “Cap in hand”in 76, to re-use a well-worn phrase, to the IMF as Britain’s bond holders, sold off Britain’s debt and this raised interest rates driving up government’s costs.

But despite these differences, the parallels are obvious: Ongoing Overseas War(s), a search for yield, a spike in oil prices (2007) and subsequent fall, the collapse of the Banks, (1973) and also, the bailout of them, and a major economy that has stalled and needs a QE intravenous drip – back then it was Britain.

The baby-boom births of post WW2, from 1947-62, rose to a peak in the U.S. in the period 1955-58 and totalled 75 million, plus 8 million migrants. I suspect there were slightly more in Europe and that it occurred slightly later, but those are driving the west’s economy. Changes in penson law in the 1990s with amedments to ERISA in 2014, – and regarding when (or in the UK case – HOW) people could take their pension (and thus postpone tax payable) to 70½ yrs in the U.S., and also recently in the U.K. now allowing people to withdraw their whole pension and use it as they see fit, is likely to cause problems in itself, as people use that money, and in some cases, mal-invest, but that’s a story for another day too. All this means that the falling retirement numbers post 2018, will probably mean rising output, and total demand, at the same time as the millennials, begin their own baby boom, which should begin to affect inflation, and demand for oil at a time of rising extraction costs. BUT, as the price of oil has fallen, and will likely fall further, and remain in the $30-50/bbl range, for the next couple of years, this means those fracked wells that were profitable at perhaps $60+ are closing and new wells that have not been spudded will have been postponed, just as corporate bonds go bad which will lead to lower oil output just as demand begins rising. This will ultimately lead to a price spike again.

The rise in the oil price will cause inflation to spike again too, which will probably again lead to further unrest overseas like the Arab Spring in 2010 (and maybe here in the UK and U.S.too), as food costs, which are so linked to oil prices, rise once more.

The current and previous quantitative easing, will no doubt finally begin to push inflation up around the world, as that money leaks into the economy, and a spike in interest rates to circa 10% are not outside the bounds of possibility – if you react too slowly – as is likely. A hyper-inflationary event is the likely outcome, as all the QE injected over the last 8 years, leaks into the economy and begins bidding for increasingly scarce raw materials, and THAT is when the system collapses..

That will, I believe, mean Gold and Silver prices will explode, but governments and Central Banks will do exactly what they did over 40 years’ ago, and try to cap the PM’s prices – and fail.

But, as Gold approaches the $10,000 per ounce price, you and the rest of the west’s Central Banks will as a block, throw everything at the derivatives and physical markets to stop the price breaching the psychologically important 5 figure sum, of that I am sure. Whether that will work I don’t know for sure.

But, IF, I am wrong, you can send this back to me in 5 year’s time, and tell me so with a wry smile and a jaunty wave.

Yours VERY sincerely,

 

Your humble serf.

 

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