Preparing To Asset-Strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules, by Ellen Brown

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Common Dreams

Stripping cities and towns of their ability to raise revenue through municipal bonds is a form of backdoor austerity, warn critics of the Fed’s latest move, and could lead to an increase of entire communities forced into bankruptcy. (Photo: Joshua Lott)

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral. assets (HQLA). That means banks that are the largest holders of munis are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds that do satisfy the requirement.

Muni bonds fund the nation’s critical infrastructure, and they are subject to the whims of the market:…

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The Era Of Widespread Biometric Indentification And Microchip Implants Is Here

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

The Economic Collapse
by Michael Snyder
September 9th, 2014

Are you ready to have your veins scanned every time you use your bank account? Are you ready to use a “digital tattoo” or a microchip implant to unlock your telephone? Once upon a time we read about such technologies in science fiction novels, but now they are here. The era of widespread biometric identification and microchip implants is upon us, and it is going to change the way that we live. Proponents of these new technologies say that they will make our private information and our bank accounts much more secure. But there are others that warn that these kinds of “Big Brother technologies” will set the stage for even more government intrusion into our lives. In the wrong hands, such technologies could prove to be an absolute nightmare.

Barclays has just announced that it is going to become the…

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Power Outside The Matrix: cult of the reality builders, by Jon Rappoport, September 13, 2014

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

If anyone decides to get involved with this program, I’d like very much to know what you think of it. . . ~J

http://www.nomorefakenews.com 

The cult of the reality builders has been alive and well since the beginning of history on planet Earth.

The cult takes on different forms, but the objective has always been the same: create a central image that conveys basic concepts of existence.

During my 30 years as a reporter covering “the news behind the news,” I’ve seen countless instances in which the matrix shows up, swims into view.

The matrix, the central image, is a lie. But not just any lie.

It is very deep shared picture of reality.

It has all the earmarks of being true. Therefore, many people accept it. People know it’s right.

People believe that, if it were wrong, if it were an illusion, their view of the world would…

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PressTV: Dark and sinister madness has descended upon US government, by Rodney Shakespeare

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Barack Obama, the president of the United StatesBarack Obama, the president of the United States

Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:2AM GMT

By Rodney Shakespeare
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A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. 

It is madness because it is divorced from reality.

It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). 

And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it.

It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.
 
At first the USA might be viewed as being only in a series of massive contradictions or, as it could be said, in a process of shooting itself in the foot.

Thus…

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US Politicians Vote To Allow the Rich and Corporations to Buy Elections

1EarthUnited:

It’s absurd, the gov’t doesn’t even hide it anymore! We need to protest upcoming elections – DROP THE VOTE!

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

I will venture into  inner US politics just to ask where is the democracy you speak of?

It should be one human one vote. Corporations or money should have no say in politics. Heck, corporations should be abolished period. They are the root of all evil. Impersonal, inhuman, and they attract psychopaths like insects to the light.

If you are American, ask yourself who these people are representing. It’s not you.


BREAKING: Senate Republicans just voted to kill the Democracy for All amendment which would restrict corporations and billionaires from buying elections. At least we know who they really represent. Here is a list of their names:
Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
John Barrasso, Wyoming
Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Saxby Chambliss, Georgia
Daniel Coats, Indiana
Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
Thad Cochran, Mississippi
Susan Collins, Maine
Bob Corker, Tennessee
John Cornyn, Texas

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♪Benny Andersson Band – Song From The Second Floor

Music from the Swedish surrealistic film – “Songs from the second floor”. You can find it on the web under: “Sånger från andra våningen”, with Eng. subtitles. It’s very rich in symbolism, I find new meaning from it every time I watch. The song is written by Benny Andersson of ABBA fame. It’s wonderfully melodic. Enjoy!

Some scenes from the movie: