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Americans think that they have "freedom and democracy" and that politicians are held accountable by elections. The fact of the matter is that the US is ruled by powerful interest groups who control politicians with campaign contributions. Our real rulers are an oligarchy of financial and military/security interests and AIPAC, which influences US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

Have a look at economic policy. It is being run for the benefit of large financial concerns, such as Goldman Sachs.

It was the banks, not the millions of Americans who have lost homes, jobs, health insurance, and pensions, that received $700 billion in TARP funds. The banks used this gift of capital to make more profits. In the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Goldman Sachs announced record second quarter profits and large six-figure bonuses for every employee.

The Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policy is another gift to the banks. It lowers their cost of funds and increases their profits. With the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999, banks became high-risk investment houses that trade financial instruments such as interest rate derivatives and mortgage-backed securities. With abundant funds supplied virtually free by the Federal Reserve, banks are paying depositors virtually nothing on their savings.

Despite the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policy, beginning October 1 banks are raising the annual percentage rate (APR) on credit card purchases and cash advances and on balances that have a penalty rate because of late payment. Banks are also raising the late fee. In the midst of the worst economy since the 1930s, heavily indebted Americans, who are losing their jobs and their homes, are to be bled into bankruptcy by the very banks that are being subsidized with TARP funds and low interest rates.

Moreover, it is the American public that is on the hook for the TARP money and the low interest rates. As the US government’s budget is 50% or more in the red, the TARP money has to be borrowed from abroad or monetized by the Fed. This means more pressure on the US dollar’s exchange value and a rise in import prices and also domestic inflation.

Americans will thus pay for the TARP and low interest rate subsidies to their financial rulers with erosion in the purchasing power of the dollar. What we are experiencing is a massive redistribution of income from the American public to the financial sector.

And this is occurring during a Democratic administration headed by America’s first black president, with a Democratic majority in the House and Senate.

Is there a government anywhere that less represents its citizens than the US government?

Consider America’s wars. As of the moment of writing, the out-of-pocket cost of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is $900,000,000,000. When you add in the already incurred future costs of veterans benefits, interest on the debt, the forgone use of the resources for productive purposes, and such other costs as computed by Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard University budget expert Linda Bilmes, "our" government has wasted $3,000,000,000,000 – three thousand billion dollars – on two wars that have no benefit whatsoever for any American whose income does not derive from the military/security complex, about which five-star general President Eisenhower warned us.

It is now a proven fact that the US invasion of Iraq was based on lies and deception of the American public. The only beneficiaries were the armaments industries, Blackwater, Halliburton, military officers who enjoy higher rates of promotion during war, and Muslim extremists whose case the US government proved by its unprovoked aggression against Muslims.

No one else benefitted. Iraq was a threat to no one, and finding Saddam Hussein and executing him after a kangaroo trial had no effect whatsoever on ending the war or preventing the start of others.

The cost of America’s wars is a huge burden on a bankrupt country, but the cost incurred by veterans might be even higher. Homelessness is a prevalent condition of veterans, as is post-traumatic stress. American soldiers, who naïvely fought for the munitions industry’s wars, for high compensation for the munitions CEOs, and for dividends and capital gains for the munitions shareholders, paid not only with lives and lost limbs, but also with broken marriages, ruined careers, psychiatric disorders, and prison sentences for failing to make child support payments.

What did Americans gain from an unaffordable war in Iraq that lasted far longer than World War II and that put into power Shi’ites allied with Iran?

The answer is obvious: nothing whatsoever.

What did the armaments industry gain? Billions of dollars in profits.

What about President Obama? "A corporate marketing creation," sums up the distinguished British journalist John Pilger.

Obama is the presidential candidate who promised to end the war in Iraq. He hasn’t. But he has escalated the war in Afghanistan, started a new war in Pakistan, intends to repeat the Yugoslav scenario in the Caucasus, and appears determined to start a war in South America. In response to the acceptance by US puppet president of Columbia, Alvaro Uribe, of seven US military bases in Columbia, Venezuela warned South American countries that the "winds of war are beginning to blow."

Here we have the US government, totally dependent on the generosity of foreigners to finance its red ink, which extends in large quantities as far as the eye can see, completely under the thumb of the military/security complex, which will destroy us all in order to meet Wall Street share price expectations.

Why does any American care who rules Afghanistan? The country has nothing to do with us.

Did the armed services committees of the House and Senate calculate the risk of destabilizing nuclear-armed Pakistan when they acquiesced to Obama’s new war there, a war that has already displaced two million Pakistanis?

No, of course not. The whores took their orders from the same military/security oligarchy that instructed Obama.

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Just watched Controversial TV for the first time "On the Edge", aliens at the top of the NWO , people being "farmed"

Gold having anti-gravitational properties?, the square mile not being a UK jurisdiction, calls for peaceful protest against usury and issuing money as debt! I didn`t think that stuff was allowed to be broadcast on TV. What`s the catch?

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Despite the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policy, beginning October 1 banks are raising the annual percentage rate (APR) on credit card purchases and cash advances and on balances that have a penalty rate because of late payment. Banks are also raising the late fee. In the midst of the worst economy since the 1930s, heavily indebted Americans, who are losing their jobs and their homes, are to be bled into bankruptcy by the very banks that are being subsidized with TARP funds and low interest rates.

The great thing is that they no longer have to worry about delinquent loans. They will always be made good by the taxpayer. Which begs the question: why are they no longer lending to anything with a pulse?

Just watched Controversial TV for the first time "On the Edge", aliens at the top of the NWO , people being "farmed"

Gold having anti-gravitational properties?, the square mile not being a UK jurisdiction, calls for peaceful protest against usury and issuing money as debt! I didn`t think that stuff was allowed to be broadcast on TV. What`s the catch?

I don't understand why you posted that on this thread.

Would you mind enlightening me?

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It's all a load of absolute f**king nonsense? :rolleyes:

The problem is that considering 9/11 was not done by Al Qaida is considered crackpot, and everything else is lumped in together.

Prevents any rational discussion about it.

9/11 was clearly an inside job. I'm sorry but if you think differently you are wrong ( in the same way that Gallileo was right, and Jesus was jsut an exceptional man).

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The great thing is that they no longer have to worry about delinquent loans. They will always be made good by the taxpayer. Which begs the question: why are they no longer lending to anything with a pulse?

I don't understand why you posted that on this thread.

Would you mind enlightening me?

Read the OP and try joining the dots. I`ll give you a clue, we are the serfs. The programe was like watching two posters on here discussing, but live on TV, it seemed strange to me not having seen that sort of debate on TV for a long time, decades.

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Read the OP and try joining the dots. I`ll give you a clue, we are the serfs. The programe was like watching two posters on here discussing, but live on TV, it seemed strange to me not having seen that sort of debate on TV for a long time, decades.

Mmm. I am assuming that you don't think that the ruling class are aliens, or that gold, (that very heavy metal) has anti-gravitational properties. If you do think this, please post evidence.

As to whether we are the serfs: We are.

Crazy talk only serves to distract from awareness of this fact.

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Dr. Hudson appears in my new project.

But I had trouble getting him off The Jubilee of the Sumerians. Hehehe. He's a great guy.

Great video, thanks for posting it Only!

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Guys, I really don't buy this ruled by an "industrial elite" thing.

Yes, whilst there were things like bad mill owners etc, at least these guys were using capital assets and employing people to make real things. The industrial revolution improved peoples lives.

On the other hand, I do agree that there is a banking oligarchy which is committing a fraud and enriching itself on fiat currency by running a casino money merry-go-round.

The bank's speculative trading doesn't lead to wealth creation and so should be banned. They are have created a kind a parallel universe where they are allowed to build up huge piles of fiat currency which they are then allowed to mix in with and exchange for goods in the real economy which required real capital, blood , sweat and tears etc. They are corrupting the store of value function of money.

The best analogy I could come up with is that its as if I was playing a kind of computer game, lets say Grand Theft Auto IV and I was allowed to turn all the cash I amassed in the game into real world money. What goes on inside my Playstation 3 shouldn't really have an impact on real life, but as I am allowed to turn it into cash it does.

The Banking Industry is basically a big computer game, virtual money gets cycled round and round between banks and traders and never produces one bit of real wealth. However, as they are allowed to take these virtual casino winnings into the real world, for them its as good as any other asset. I say we show them up for what they are and turn all their holdings into Linden Dollars, they can use them in second life or somewhere like that, but we should refuse to take them for real good and services, like Ferraris, Champagne, Houses etc. Sorry Mr Banker, we don't accept you monopoly money, its not legal tender!!!!

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Their contribution has been a lot worse than simply leaching 'GTA IV money' into the real economy

They drowned the World in debt

The basis of that debt was fraud (not only FRB but also memes like 'securitisation derisks assets', ratings agency malfeasance/ CoI and mark-to-model accounting)

The World is paying for their criminal actions, through currency debasement driving up commodity costs, debt servicing costs

And they are profiting; from the bailout money, from the debt auction commissions, from widening spreads and from industry concentration driven by Government fiat rather than any operation of the free market.

It's about time some of the senior players here - specifically the ones that bribed Governments through lobbying - (Paulson, Blankfein, Dimon etc) were tried for treason and sent to the chair as appropriate.

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Things to know about the US.

1-Support Isreal, Isreali Zionist blew up British Service Personnel. No condemnation from our special friend.

2-Major donations to Noraid all came from the US- Helping blow up civilians and British Service Personnel. No come-back from our special friends.

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The ruling elite have effectively enslaved the people in order to farm them through

  • Fear
  • Addiction
  • Ignorance
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Entrapment
  • Distraction

Fear of Authority - Repressive use of technology: CCTV, spying on emails, tapping phones etc.

Addiction - to consumer culture through the use of psychology in advertising and news.

Ignorance - by wifully encouraging the dumbed-down culture to keep the masses passive and clueless.

Low Self-Esteem - by refusing to put land and democratic power back to people from whom they've taken it.

Entrapment - by paying low wages, high living expenses and charging interest should anyone try to better themselves.

Distraction - fanning the flames of petty bigotry ala Daily Mailto keep the masses preoccupied with irrelevant trivia.

That's why Britain has FAILED.

Edited by Dave Spart

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The ruling elite have effectively enslaved the people in order to farm them through
  • Fear

  • Addiction

  • Ignorance

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Entrapment

  • Distraction

Fear of Authority - Repressive use of technology: CCTV, spying on emails, tapping phones etc.

Addiction - to consumer culture through the use of psychology in advertising and news.

Ignorance - by wifully encouraging the dumbed-down culture to keep the masses passive and clueless.

Low Self-Esteem - by refusing to put land and democratic power back to people from whom they've taken it.

Entrapment - by paying low wages, high living expenses and charging interest should anyone try to better themselves.

Distraction - fanning the flames of petty bigotry ala Daily Mailto keep the masses preoccupied with irrelevant trivia.

That's why Britain has FAILED.

Nicely summarised

Cultural Marxism........terrorism against the people.

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Nicely summarised

Cultural Marxism........terrorism against the people.

I'm sure there must many quotes available from history's great philosophers to help the sheeple readily counter this subtle repression.

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I'm sure there must many quotes available from history's great philosophers to help the sheeple readily counter this subtle repression.

No doubt

But unfortunately for us, Jordan & Pete is much more important.

The mainstream media is chockablock full of 'non news'

People mustn't be allowed to THINK.

What was the A-Level pass rate? 96.7%............

To churn out borderline illiterates.............

We're fvcked mate

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Guys, I really don't buy this ruled by an "industrial elite" thing.

Yes, whilst there were things like bad mill owners etc, at least these guys were using capital assets and employing people to make real things. The industrial revolution improved peoples lives.

On the other hand, I do agree that there is a banking oligarchy which is committing a fraud and enriching itself on fiat currency by running a casino money merry-go-round.

They certainly aren't an industrial elite. They make money from bubbles using leverage and clever hedge funds to make clever investments (on leverage) which earn them huge amounts of money.

Hedge funds usually took a 10-20% cut from the profits and made billions, so you can imagine how much money they were earning for their clients :)

The same elites making money from hedge funds were the ones who encouraged governments to allow the booms and busts in the first place. Though I imagine many of them may have not taken their money out fast enough this time due to the greed factor and amazing profits over the last decade, I think the rich have tripled their net worth in the last 10 years.

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No doubt

But unfortunately for us, Jordan & Pete is much more important.

The mainstream media is chockablock full of 'non news'

People mustn't be allowed to THINK.

What was the A-Level pass rate? 96.7%............

To churn out borderline illiterates.............

We're fvcked mate

you can see it

quite a few on here can see it

if we start with one and each person convinces one other person each day

34 days and the whole world is sorted

Edited by lowrentyieldmakessense(honest!)

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Just watched Controversial TV for the first time "On the Edge", aliens at the top of the NWO , people being "farmed"

Gold having anti-gravitational properties?, the square mile not being a UK jurisdiction, calls for peaceful protest against usury and issuing money as debt! I didn`t think that stuff was allowed to be broadcast on TV. What`s the catch?

But don't let that detract from the credible information that the OP put up eh.

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