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FED: “your gold is safe with us, just don’t ask for it back.”

The global banking farce is becoming ever more hilarious (if you can ignore the tragic consequences of this monumental fraud). Germany is seeking to repatriate its gold that is supposedly held by the US Federal Reserve, but the Fed says, “Nein, you cannot even examine it.”

 Watch this RT report to get the story:

Who buys US bonds when foreign countries and investors won’t?

Answer: The Federal Reserve

Question: Where does the Fed get the money to buy the bonds?

Answer: It creates it.

That’s right, the Fed has no money, but the Congress long ago empowered the Federal Reserve Bank to create money by buying government (and other) securities. This is known as “monetizing the debt,” which amounts to nothing more than “legalized” counterfeiting of dollars, and it has the same results as the injection of any other form of counterfeit money—the dilution of purchasing power of all the dollars already in circulation and the erosion of the value of all dollar-denominated assets.

Currency inflation must ultimately result in price inflation as those empty dollars (based on empty promises) work their way through the economy. Further, as those Fed-created dollars get deposited in banks, the banks are able to multiply their lending on the basis of these new “reserves.”

In an opinion article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal last Wednesday, a former Treasury official says that:

“The recently released Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report for all of 2011 reveals that Federal Reserve purchases of Treasury debt mask reduced demand for U.S. sovereign obligations. Last year the Fed purchased a stunning 61% of the total net Treasury issuance, up from negligible amounts prior to the 2008 financial crisis.”

You might consider that to be a stealthy form of “quantitative easing.”

You can find out more about that, along with some pretty good analysis in an article that appears on the Money News website.

Quantitative Easing, the FED, and the Future of the Dollar

“Quantitative easing,” it sounds like something you might do over the toilet.

It’s an ironic but appropriate choice for a euphemistic expression designed to fool the people in the hope we will not realize what is really being done to us by the banking and political powers that be. “Quantitative easing” is monetary inflation, pure and simple. The dollar is being intentionally flushed down the toilet. Get rid of your dollar denominated savings and investments before their purchasing power shrinks to nil.

But lest we lose our sense of humor, here’s an amusing explanation that I picked up from the Lew Rockwell blog:

Senate rejects bid to audit the Federal Reserve

Why are we not surprised? Senators voted down the Vitter Amendment to audit the Fed, 62 to 37.

Who does your senator work for?

Wall Street Financial Rapists Try to Stay Hidden

In an interesting turn of events, Bloomberg News has filed a suit that would require the Fed to release details of where $2 trillion of bailout money went. Now the banks are trying to block a court order that would force release of that information. You can read all about it in this article:

Banks Threaten To Go To Supreme Court To Prevent Fed From Disclosing Details Of $2 Trillion In Bailout Loans They Received

Rep. Ron Paul introduces bill to repeal legal tender laws

In his weekly column, Texas Straight Talk, Congressman Ron Paul reports that he has introduced a bill to repeal legal tender laws, which would force the Federal Reserve note to compete with “alternate currencies” in the market and help to reign in the profligate borrow-and-spend policies of both parties.

Who is the world’s most powerful person?

Congressman Ron Paul says it’s TIME magazine person-of-the-year, FED Chairman Ben Bernanke. While I agree that  Bernanke is more powerful than the President, he’s only the front man and a hired hand for the real power — the banking elite and hidden oligarchy who’s agenda is to arrogate to themselves ever more power and control.

The level of fraud, theft, and expropriation being suffered by the American people today has reached such astounding proportions as to be almost laughable. The US is on the verge of financial ruin, civil unrest, and political despotism.

As that drama unfolds, it is crucial that people remain calm and behave in ways that express their highest ideals. It is time to cooperate and share and organize ourselves into mutual support associations to provide all of us with the things we need to thrive as we transition to “the Butterfly economy.” The following prayer from long-time friend and colleague, Rev. John Papworth, expresses very well the kind of sentiment that should inspire us. – t.h.g.

LORD make me an instrument of Thy war against evil;

Where there is vandalism against Thy creation,

Let me campaign to stop it.

Where there is sabotage of Thy genetic ordainings,

Let me fight like hell to prevent it and to safeguard Thy works.

Where there is conspiracy of boardroom greed to dominate and destroy Thy creation,

Let me join with others to wage an unremitting struggle to oppose it.

Where giant political and money forces combine to control local neighbourhood life,

Let me be quick to affirm the overriding need for strong community power so that Thy moral laws may prevail.

Where there is passivity, deference and conformism to the giant powers of darkness which are degrading society and its individual members,

Let me be a powerful witness to oppose them.

DIVINE MASTER, grant that I may not so much seek to live a quiet life as to be in the vanguard of those who would enhance life, not so much to grab as to give, not to evade my social obligations as to shoulder them, not to be afraid of power as to be imbued with courage to control it with others for worthy ends.

For it is in striving to act with love that we affirm love, and in devoting ourselves to noble causes we are redeemed, and in giving ourselves utterly to the service of truth, beauty and the well-being of our neighbours, we rise to the life immortal.  AMEN.

(Based on an old, mush loved, prayer of St. Francis of Assisi).

JOHN PAPWORTH

Rep. Grayson Stumps Bernanke

Fed Chairman Bernanke could not or would not tell which foreign central banks got $500,000,000,000 from the Fed.

How Bad Will the Economy Get?

How Bad Will the Economy Get? This is the title of my article that was recently published on Alternet. It begins with the claim that:

Historically, every financial and economic crisis has been used to further centralize power and concentrate wealth. This one is no different, and in fact the moves being promoted by the Obama administration and the central banks of the Western powers will take the whole world to the pinnacle of financial despotism — unless enough people wake up and claim their own “money power.”

It continues with an outline of recent and historical developments that make the case, but concludes on a hopeful note with my brief description of existing cashless exchange mechanisms that are not dependent upon political money or banks. You can read the complete article here. - t.h.g.

The days of dollar dominance are coming to an end

An article in The Financial Times reports that Brazil and China are working toward an agreement that will enable the use of their own currencies in trade transactions rather than the US dollar. This will be a major step that will encourage other countries to do likewise, thus reducing the longstanding dependence upon the US dollar as the international payment medium. As foreign dollar holdings stop increasing or are reduced, the US government will have a harder time selling its bonds. The buyer of last resort, of course is the Federal Reserve.  As the Fed and the banking system monetize ever greater amounts of US government debt, the purchasing power of the dollar will drop precipitously.

The only thing that has supported the value of the dollar thus far has been the “great recession” in which the business sector is starved for credit and ordinary people are starved for cash; that and the abiding myth that the dollar will always be “as good as gold.” — t.h.g.