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Argentina Unrest: Brought to You by Goldman Sachs

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 in Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Land Destroyer Report by Tony Cartalucci – Truth Contributor

Wall Street-owned media group “Clarín” spearheading anti-government drive in South America’s Argentina. 

The US-engineered “Arab Spring” brought us the “April 6 Youth Movement” in Egypt, run by Wall Street-backed Mohammed El Baradei in coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood, the “February 17 Revolution,” consisting of Al Qaeda terrorists of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in Libya, and now Argentina has the “8N,” or “November 8” movement working in coordination with foreign-owned Argentinian media group, “Clarín.”

Clarin has been enthusiastically supporting the protesters and laying the rhetorical groundwork justifying their street presence.

The Guardian reported in their article, “Argentina protests: up to half a million rally against Fernández de Kirchner,” that (emphasis added):

Word of the demonstration spread through social networks. Many organisers remain anonymous, but Mariana Torres, administrator of the Facebook page El Anti-K, one of the most active in calling for the rally, said she was delighted: “It was a true feast for democracy.”

There was no single cause of discontent. Many in the middle class are angry at the highest inflation in a decade, estimated at a yearly 25% by private economists, currency controls that have created a black market in dollars, and one of the slowest economic growth rates in Latin America.


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Wall Street Battles Furiously to Stabilize Facebook’s IPO

Posted on May 19, 2012 in Federal Reserve & Bankers, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Wall Street Journal via Cryptogon

Facebook Inc. took eight years to stage one of the most anticipated initial public offerings ever. The anticlimax came Friday, as Wall Street bankers struggled to prevent the newly minted stock from ending its first day with a loss.

Hayden’s Note:

Who would have thought when I started this blog that an article would land in both the Social Networking AND Federal Reserve & Bankers categories?

The stock had been widely predicted to soar on its first day. Instead, up until the closing moments of the trading session, Facebook’s underwriters battled to keep the stock from slipping below its offering price of $38 a share. Such a stumble would have been a significant embarrassment, particularly for a prominent new issue like Facebook, the most heavily traded IPO of all time.

In the end, the bankers succeeded. When trading on Nasdaq ended at 4 p.m., the social network’s stock was up just a hair, 0.6%, at $38.23.

Facebook was also hurt by investors’ high expectations of a healthy first-day pop in the price, according to people familiar with the matter....

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Obama Appoints Carlyle Group Member to Federal Reserve Board

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 in Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Activist Post – Hayden’s Note at end

While on vacation in Hawaii (again?), Obama tapped Jerome Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Powel served as the undersecretary for finance under President George H. W. Bush and was a partner of The Carlyle Group.  The Carlyle Group is a massive private equity firm and one of the largest defense contractors in the world.

They’re made up of some of the most influential policymakers over the last five administrations including both Bush presidents, former Secretary of State James Baker III, former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, former Clinton Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, and former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt to name a few.

Hayden’s Note:

Frank Carlucci, former Sec. of Defense, was also on the Board of Directors for Westinghouse and CBS, where he controlled a massive source of media, nuclear power plants, electric companies, and can sway public opinion.  Now he’s a top dog at the Federal Reserve.  Wonderful.  Here’s a brief rundown of CBS, from my article, Breakdown of Where Your News Comes From:


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Credit Suisse Predicts End of Euro, Bank Runs

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Zero Hedge

Credit Suisse bankers, like everyone else, know damn well that “no ECB intervention” means “no bonus,” and very likely “no job,” and so they go for broke and join Deutsche Bank, JPM, RBS, and everyone else (but, again, not Goldman), in predicting the end of Europe unless Draghi does his rightful duty and remembers that without banker support he will also be lining up at the jobless claims office very soon.

“We seem to have entered the last days of the euro as we currently know it. That doesn’t make a break-up very likely, but it does mean some extraordinary things will almost certainly need to happen – probably by mid-January – to prevent the progressive closure of all the euro zone sovereign bond markets, potentially accompanied by escalating runs on even the strongest banks.

Of course, being a Goldman boy, Draghi will only do what Lloyd tells him to. Either way, here is Credit Suisse’s rejoinder to the global Mutual Assured Destruction tragicomedy, which now makes Honk (as Lagarde calls him) Paulson’s overtures to Congress seem like amateur hour....

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Brokerage Firm Closes Doors, says “Your Money is Not Safe … the System Has Been Destroyed”

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Sovereign Man by Simon BlackTruth Contributor

Your Monies and Positions Are Not Safe

Denver based Barnhardt Capital Management is a futures brokerage firm that focuses on agriculture, round-the-clock broker access, and inexpensive commissions. At least, it used to be.

Barnhardt shuttered its operations yesterday after six-years in the business. The firm’s founder Ann Barnhardt posted the reasons online for the entire world to see:

“I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets, because they are not. And this goes not just for my clients, but for every futures and options account in the United States. The entire system has been utterly destroyed by the MF Global collapse.”

Hayden’s Note:

This is an excellent article and I recommend that you read it in its entirety.  If you are unsure of what exactly it’s talking about, here are a few beginner articles that may help you understand derivatives and how dangerous they are to our financial existence.  Secondly, I would recommend that you read up on “fractional reserve banking.”
These are easy to understand once they are translated into layman’s terms, so don’t worry. ...

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Deafening Media Silence on ‘Bank Transfer Day’ Success, 650k Accounts Transferred to Credit Unions

Posted on Nov 07, 2011 in Economic News, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: MSNBC

The big banks are keeping quiet about whether customers are switching to non-profit credit unions this weekend as part of the Facebook-propelled “Bank Transfer Day” protest.

In Los Angeles, organizers predicted that thousands would move their accounts from the big commercial banks, but it was unclear how many actually did.  An estimated 650,000 consumers have transferred $4.5 billion from banks to credit unions since the end of September.

Hayden’s Note:

While I think this is great, this isn’t something to get wildly excited about.  I mean, it’s better than using Bank of America or Chase, but you’re still utilizing the system.  Whether you’re super-stoked or mildly amused by this action, I think it’s headed in the right direction.  Hopefully it continues to manifest itself into waking people up to even bigger issues!

Doug Allen moved the bulk of his and his wife’s savings to Partners Credit Union in Burbank, which has added some 600 new accounts recently and took the unusual step of opening its doors on a Saturday.

“I’ve [been] meaning to do it for awhile, so when I saw this event today, I thought, ‘That’s the perfect reason to finally do it,'” Allen said....

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Vatican Calls for a Global Public Authority and Central Bank (One World Government)

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News

Kevin Hayden –

Source: CNBC

The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises.

A major document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should be music to the ears of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn.

The 18-page document, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems ain the Context of a Global Public Authority,” was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions.

“The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said.

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Economic Hitmen – an Animated Short

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, narrates an animated short, briefly explaining how banking cartels such as the IMF turn sovereign countries into debt slaves, build corporation-nations, and enrich the rich.

Perkins, a former chief economist at Boston strategic-consulting firm Chas. T. Main, says he was an “economic hit man” for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business. “Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars,” Perkins writes.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an extraordinary and gripping tale of intrigue and dark machinations.

Perkins writes that his economic projections cooked the books Enron-style to convince foreign governments to accept billions of dollars of loans from the World Bank and other institutions to build dams, airports, electric grids, and other infrastructure he knew they couldn’t afford. The loans were given on condition that construction and engineering contracts went to U.S. companies. Often, the money would simply be transferred from one bank account in Washington, D.C., to another one in New York or San Francisco....

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The Lies of Federal Reserve Chairman Herman Cain

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Lew Rockwell by Justin T. P. Quinn

I couldn’t believe what I heard on Tuesday night’s Bloomberg Debate. Well, okay, I guess I could believe it, but let me qualify my recantation. There was always something about Cain that made him come off as a man who isn’t above deception. It probably has something to do with the fact that I don’t trust former Federal Reserve Chairmen. Still, I was surprised, not because because he lied, but what he lied about.

When they started the segment of the debate where each candidate could ask their own question, I knew that Paul was going to hammer Cain. However, I was hoping it was going to be on Herman Cain’s credibility on economic issues. Arguably, it would have been a much better question. Arguably, this could be seen as a missed opportunity on Ron Paul’s part, but hindsight may prove it better for Ron Paul to have kept that card in reserve. Instead of asking a question that would have highlighted his own credentials, Paul came out in defense of the countless grassroots supporters that pester Herman Cain on the issue of auditing the Federal Reserve....

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Step Aside BBC “Trader”: Head of UniCredit Securities Predicts Imminent End of the Eurozone and a Global Financial Apocalypse

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Zero Hedge

Either the YesMen have infiltrated Italy’s biggest, and most undercapitalied, bank, or the stress of constant, repeated lying and prevarication has finally gotten to the very people who know their livelihoods hang by a thread, and the second the great ponzi is unwound their jobs, careers, and entire way of life will be gone. Such as the head of UniCredit global securities Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, and former Chairman of the Hungarian stock exchange, who has written an unbelievable op-ed in the Hungarian portal which, frankly, make Alessio “BBC Trader” Rastani’s provocative speech seem like a bedtime story.

Only this time one can’t scapegoat Szalay-Berzeviczy “naivete” on inexperience or the desire to gain public prominence. If someone knows the truth, it is the guy at the top of UniCredit, which we expect to promptly trade limit down once we hit print.

Among the stunning allegations (stunning in that an actual banker dares to tell the truth) are the following: “the euro is “practically dead” and Europe faces a financial earthquake from a Greek default“… “The euro is beyond rescue”… “The only remaining question is how many days the hopeless rearguard action of European governments and the European Central Bank can keep up Greece’s spirits.”….”A Greek default will trigger an immediate “magnitude 10” earthquake across Europe....

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21 Indicators That We Could See a Black October

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Michael Snyder – Truth Contributor

Will global financial markets reach a breaking point during the month of October?  Right now there are all kinds of signs that the financial world is about to experience a nervous breakdown.  Massive amounts of investor money is being pulled out of the stock market and mammoth bets are being made against the S&P 500 in October.  The European debt crisis continues to grow even worse and weird financial moves are being made all over the globe.  Does all of this unusual activity indicate that something big is about to happen?  Let’s hope not.  But historically, the biggest stock market crashes have tended to happen in the fall.  So are we on the verge of a “Black October”?

The following are 21 signs that something big is about to happen in the financial world and that global financial markets are on the verge of a nervous breakdown….

#1 We are seeing an amazing number of bets against the S&P 500 right now.  According to CNN, the number of bets against the S&P 500 rose to the highest level in a year last month. ...

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Globalist Billionaire George Soros Weighs In: “It is Necessary to Think the Unthinkable”

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: SHTF Plan Mac Slavo

George Soros, billionaire financier, chairman of a Cayman Islands based private hedge fund, and Grand Master of the world’s chess board, is weighing in on the European crisis and details some of the problems faced by Europe, as well as some proposed solutions. Love him or hate him, Mr. Soros is a major player and holds significant influence, therefore we stress that his comments should not be ignored.

By all accounts, the situation in Europe is very serious, though news coverage suggests (and has continued to suggest for nearly two years) that the crisis is just days from a final resolution.

While Europe is an ocean away and their problems are seemingly isolated to only the Eurozone region, we simply cannot ignore the implications of a European collapse on the American economy. History provides a clue as to how bad things can get even when the triggering events happen in other countries. While we often look back at the catalyst for the Great Depression as being the October 1929 stock market crash, the reality is that the Great Depression went global and full force when European nations defaulted on their debt obligations and their economies crumbled.


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Tony Blair Visited Libya Multiple Times to Lobby for JP Morgan

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 in Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Telegraph

A senior executive with the Libyan Investment Authority, the $70 billion fund used to invest the country’s oil money abroad, said Tony Blair was one of three prominent western businessmen who regularly dealt with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the former leader.h

Saif al-Islam and his close aides oversaw the activities of the fund, and often directed its officials on where they should make its investments, he said.

The executive, speaking on condition of anonymity, said officials were told the “ideas” they were ordered to pursue came from Mr. Blair as well as one other British businessman and a former American diplomat.

“Tony Blair’s visits were purely lobby visits for banking deals with JP Morgan,” he said.

Hayden’s Note:

It’s interesting to note that after resigning as Prime Minister of the UK, a position he held for 10 years and was a good little Globalist puppet, he was appointed as the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. In May, 2008, Blair launched his Tony Blair Faith Foundation.  This was followed in July, 2009 by the launching of the Faith and Globalisation Initiative with Yale University in the USA, Durham University in the UK and the National University of Singapore in Asia to deliver a postgraduate programme in partnership with the Foundation....

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Phrase of the Day: “Civil Unrest” – It’s Here and It’s Spreading

Posted on Sep 07, 2011 in Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden - Source: SHTF - by Mac Slavo It already happened in Greece. It’s happening in Italy and Spain, and the contagion of unrest is spreading rapidly. The German Supreme Court may have solidified a future for Europe plagued with violence and riots with their decision today to allow lawmakers to move forward with bailout packages for the EU. The Germans, who are by all measures the richest of the union and have the strongest economy (at a whopping 0.1% GDP growth), are now the backstop for the entire $16 Trillion European Union economy – and they’re not happy about it. While protests outside of Germany will flame because of proposed austerity measures and a destruction in the quality of life of the people in places like Italy, Spain, the res

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Endgame: When Debt is Fraud, Debt Forgiveness is the Last and Only Remedy

Posted on Sep 01, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Zero Hedge by Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D.

Finally, serious economists are considering a position I have been maintaining and writing about since the 2008 financial meltdown. Whatever its name— erasure, repudiation, abolishment, cancellation, jubilee—debt forgiveness, will have to eventually emerge forefront in global efforts to solve an ongoing systemic financial crisis.

“On a grand scale the only way to erase counterfeit money and (counterfeit) assets of hundreds of trillions of dollars is to erase the debts associated with those fake assets. (Let me underscore again, these are not “toxic” assets, they are fake assets.)… Forgiveness in general, and forgiveness of debt in particular, stand as virtues if they free us up to acknowledge, address, and learn from our culpability, start anew, and create forward.” (The Big Squeeze, Part 3: The Quiet Rebellion: Civil Disobedience, Local Markets, and Debt Erasure (January 29, 2011)

Debt forgiveness, therefore, accomplishes two important things. It eliminates the increasing and outsized portion of productive enterprise to pay off unproductive obligations, and it clears the ground for new opportunities, new thinking, invention, and entrepreneurialism....

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