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Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Bankrupting Your Nation

Written by: Ben Swann

Ben Swann is an Edward R. Murrow award and Emmy award winning journalist.

New: “The United States Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will start drawing down (i.e. “tapering”) its multibillion-dollar quantitative easing policies in 2014.
The Fed will begin tapering its $85 billion monthly purchases of Treasuries and Treasury mortgage-backed securities by $5 billion each starting in January.”

100 years ago, this December, the United States Congress created a central bank today, we know it as the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States. What most people don’t know is that the bank isn’t a federal entity and candidly, it really has nothing in reserves.

Is the Federal Reserve good for the United States? Is it even possible to get rid of it?

The first step toward truth is to be informed.

10 years ago, virtually no American knew anything about the Federal Reserve Bank. Most thought it was a government agency, an entity that helps to create and protect U.S. currency and our economy. Then came along the national rise of a Congressman from Texas by the name of Ron Paul.

One of the most impressive things about the career of now retired Congressman Ron Paul was the national attention he drew to the Federal Reserve Bank.

It was Congressman Paul who made millions of Americans aware of a simple truth. That the single entity with the most power and control over the U.S. dollar is not accountable to the American people.

So what exactly is the Federal Reserve?

To begin with, it is a private bank that serves as the exclusive bank of the U.S. government. Though it was created by Congress, the Federal Reserve does not answer to Congress. The President himself doesn’t have direct oversight.

So what else does the fed do?

The Fed regulates financial institutions, manages the nation’s money and has incredible influence over the economy. The fed can raise and lower interest rates, in fact, they are the only entity able to do so.

That is very big deal because with that power, the fed is able to control the U.S. economy. can cause the life savings of Americans to lose value through inflation, controls the value of your investments, and even impacts employment rates and manufacturing outputs.

An awful lot of power for an entity that has no accountability to the U.S. people. so where did this central bank come from?

A writer by the name of G. Edward Griffin blew the modern lid off this story when he wrote a book called “The Creature from Jekyll island.”

He spoke to me via Skype.

Ben: For folks who don’t know the name, why is the book called “The Creature from Jekyll Island”?

Griffin: Sure, because there is a lot of significance to it. Many people think it’s just a tricky title to attract attention which frankly that’s some of the motive for doing that but Jekyll Island is a real island, Ben, as you well know, and it’s significant because it was on that island back in 1910 that the Federal Reserve was created. And that’s an interesting fact of history that why should something as important as the Federal Reserve system be created any place other than Washington D.C.

Ben: How did the meeting at Jekyll Island in 1910 become a central bank in 1913?

Griffin: Back in 1910 when all of this happened, there was a great deal of concern in Congress and among the American people about this concentration of financial power in the hands of a small group of companies, financial centers, on Wall Street. The big banks, the big insurance companies, the brokerage houses and so forth. There was a clamor at that time for legislative reform, there’s that word that we hear so much about. What happened is that the banks decided that the public was going to get its reform one way or the other, so why should they just sit back and let it happen? They decided to take the lead in that parade and make sure that they provide the so-called reform. They were going to draft this legislation and of course, if it were known that they were the ones drafting the reform legislation, it wouldn’t sell too well. So there had to be a lot of secrecy about that particular period of history. Well what were they concealing? It wasn’t just, they weren’t concealing just the fact that they were the ones writing the legislation to control themselves but when you follow that thread you come to the realization was what they were doing is creating a cartel. You see these were competing banking companies within the industry and this was at the time of history when competition was being replaced by monopolies and cartels and this happened in spades as far as the banking industry is concerned. And on Jekyll Island they created a banking cartel to regulate itself, to set up its own rules, to offer it to the American people as though as it was some kind of banking reform and the stupid politicians in Washington accepted it and they passed this banking cartel agreement into law and they called it the Federal Reserve Act.

It was in 1913 that congress, in passing the “Federal Reserve Act” violated the U.S. Constitution and essentially granted its power to create money to the Fed banks. Since 1913, the fed has ordered the printing of currency and then loaned it back to the government charging interest. The government levies income taxes to, among other things, pay the interest on the debt.

So when you take a dollar out of your pocket, look at what it says at the top. This is a Federal Reserve Note, currency issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.
In 1964, that changed. President John F Kennedy issued an Executive Order, 11110. It gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.” This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury’s vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there.

These were United States Notes. As a result, of that executive order, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated.

After his assassination, The United States Note Project ceased.

Ben: To your knowledge, Mr. Griffin, is that Executive Order that was issued by President Kennedy still active today?

Griffin: The Executive Order is not still in existence. It went through several transitions. First it was absorbed into another Executive Order, it was consolidated into another order, and then finally it was repealed, I think Johnson himself got rid of it. But that’s really not the important question whether it’s still standing or not because it never did represent what many people thought it meant in my view. I checked into the allegation that President Kennedy had taken a stand against the bank and that he was going to put an end to the fiat money and go back to government issued notes. That’s the general idea and that therefore that’s the reason he was killed. Unfortunately or fortunately, whichever the case may be, the record really doesn’t support that at all. And every time I went to try and run down the origins of this myth as I call it, it just fizzled out unless somebody can give me some hard information that I haven’t yet seen. I think it’s just one of those urban myths that is popular.

So what has the Federal Reserve Bank been up to in the past few years? As you probably know, the Fed has been holding interest rates at historically low rates. Meanwhile, the Fed has been creating between $40 and $80 billion dollars a month in U.S. currency. The name you have heard this by, quantitative easing.

The first round of Quantitative Easing came in late 2008 under President George W. Bush. The Fed initiated purchases of $500 billion in mortgage backed securities in order to help resolve the housing crisis. The Fed also cut the key interest rate to nearly 0%. QE1

The economy didn’t improve, but banks sure got a lot of money.

So, under Bernanke, the fed was at it again. The second round of Quantitative Easing was from November of 2010 until June of 2011. The Federal Reserve went to work buying up $600 billion in U.S. Treasury Bonds to spur the economy. But again, it didn’t work.

Part of the reason QE2 failed was because it wasn’t meant to spur the U.S. economy. That $600 billion was given to foreign banks. During the QE2 funding period cash reserves of foreign banks grew from $308 billion to $940 billion

In the fall of 2012, came the beginning of QE3, in this case, the Fed began purchasing mortgage backed securities and treasuries at a rate of $85 billion dollars a month. What made this Quantitative Easing attempt different than others, there is no end to it.

In January of 2013 the Fed began what is called. QE4, an attempt to continue to purchase securities and hold interest rates down until the unemployment rate drops to below 6.5%.

In February of 2014, Janet Yellen will succeed Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman and has already said that her priority is to continue these programs even longer than was originally anticipated. Yellen says that unemployment is a bigger problem than inflation so the for the Fed it will be business as usual.

What you need to know: Is that in 1913, the original charter for the Federal Reserve Bank allowed it to exist for only 20 years. In 1927, the Fed charter was renewed.

Some believe that on December 23rd, 2013, the Fed charter runs out. That at the 100 year anniversary, the Fed will have to be renewed by Congress. Others say that the Fed does not have to be renewed, that it is a permanent entity. That happened they say in 1927 under the McFadden Act.

Whether that is true or not, here is something undeniable, in the 100 years that the federal reserve bank has been in existence, the U.S. dollar has lost 98% of its value.

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The purpose of creating the Federal Reserve was to protect the dollar. The Fed hasn’t done that.

The Federal Reserve Bank didn’t stop the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve Bank has done nothing to improve the so called great recession. In fact, some can make the argument that the fed policies under Alan Greenspan in the early 2000‘s and not only helped to create our current situation, but the Fed policies under Ben Bernanke have made the economy worse.

The bottom-line, the one entity that truly has the power to end the Fed is Congress, but if Congress were to do that then Congress would also have to be responsible for fulfilling its constitutionally mandated role to “to coin money” and “regulate the value thereof”.

Sources:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/12/chapter-3

http://www.rense.com/general76/jfkvs.htm

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“We’re just going to Kill the Dollar” – Nothing else matters

From Doug Hagmann of Canada Free Press comes a chilling account of what’s in store for us if we continue to ignore the bare-faced warnings of the central power base..

Here: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/54163

The economic agenda: In plain sight

Some might be surprised to learn that the fate of America’s economy has already been determined, verified and announced by the Obama White House. Yet, it has received scant attention from the corporate media. In 2011, economist Kyle Bass interviewed a senior member of the Obama administration about its planned solutions for fixing the US economy and trade deficit[ia].

Among the questions he asked was about U.S. exports and wages, but the question itself was not nearly as important as the response he received from this senior administration official. In fact, this single, seven word response clarifies everything, explains everything, and leaves little else to discuss: “We’re just going to kill the dollar.”

There it is, the entire agenda in one short sentence. It explains everything we’ve been seeing domestically and globally. That one statement makes every other question irrelevant, or otherwise answers all economic questions and explains everything. Nothing else matters. I urge you to ponder that statement and all that it implies. Doing so will provide you with the clarity to understand not only what is taking place today, but what is yet to come.

Murder & High Treason

It is important to note the specificity of the word “kill.” Stated in the active voice, it means an unambiguously intentional and deliberate act. The murder of our national currency, the United States Dollar (USD), is the ultimate agenda to be implemented under Obama. To “kill” our national currency will subvert the United States and destroy it from within. This begs a number of questions, including what type of Americans would actually have, as their objective, the destruction of our national currency? To whom do they hold their allegiance, if not to the American people whose life’s work as well as the toil of our ancestors is represented in the form of wealth held in U.S. dollars? Does this make any sense to us, as Americans? The answer of course is “no.”

By its very definition, to kill our national currency is an act of high treason by those engaged in this activity. It undermines the very sovereignty and survival of our nation, and will have a life-changing impact on every citizen in the U.S. It will also impact every nation and the people of every nation on the planet, as the USD is presently the world’s reserve currency. It is an act that should result in the filing of criminal charges against the conspirators, a trial of their peers and if convicted, a death sentence. It’s that serious.

According to my source, we are past the point of no return. We will not be able to stop what is coming, but must be wise enough to prepare and “get out of the way.” The murder plot involving the death of the dollar did not begin with Obama, but he and other conspirators have accelerated the plans, plots and schemes for its demise.

The ultimate objective

The ultimate objective is to implement an international currency in tandem with a system of global governance. The problem is that most people are not thinking large enough, nor do they understand the magnitude of the lie. They are not seeing the larger picture as their focus is diverted elsewhere. For example, they focus on various tentacles of the octopus such as the gun confiscation initiative, the DHS armament acquisitions and economic woes as independent and unrelated events. They are not.

Meanwhile, others continue to adhere to, or even perpetuate the dual party meme of governance, holding dearly to the notion that there is a practical difference between the Republican and Democrat parties. Have we not seen sufficient evidence that they are now of one party acting in concert with each other? They cannot see the collusion and backroom deals, and continue to hope that the next election will finally change the unchangeable continuity of agenda.

Most of the elected officials are onboard with the subjugation of the United States to a global system of governance. Some are actively facilitating this agenda, while others are making nominal objections on the stage of political theater while hoping to earn a seat at the global table. It’s entertainment for the globalists, distraction of the masses, and diversionary fodder for the talking heads in the media.

America has become a captured operation – captured from within. Think of the Vichy French, internal collaboration with the enemy, or softening the ground for a full takeover from within. The takeover of America has already happened, the collaborators have already been installed, and we are now on a path to complete subjugation of a larger global system of governance. If you continue to doubt this, how else would you explain the numerous examples of our dual-party governmental acquiescence of self destruction?

“Signs, signs, everywhere signs…”

Those who are pleased about the new record setting stock-market highs and various other manipulated statistics that indicate our economy is improving will be the most vocal critics of this report and who will attempt to discredit the validity of the information offered here. The more intellectually astute will look beyond the statistics offered for mass consumption not only to identify the deliberately manipulated data, but to understand what is actually driving these false hopes, figures and data. It is a magic show, and many are still captivated by the magicians’ many diversions, failing to realize that we are engaged in a global war while being simultaneously hobbled by enemy infiltrators from within.

One reason we are seeing new stock market highs is the rush to the dollar from other currencies, especially in the Eurozone. Another reason is the monetization of our debt by the Federal Reserve, despite the previous denials of Ben Bernanke and others.

Simply put, the plan by the globalists, or the central bankers and those behind them, is to create this rush to the USD like passengers from sinking ships to lifeboats. Once the lifeboats are filled to capacity, they will be sunk, and the United States Dollar will be completely worthless. As in such a scenario, many will not make it. Many will die from what is coming. The level of evil behind this plan is incomprehensible to the normal human mind.

Russia, China, Syria and Iran

As I detailed in my multiple reports about Benghazi, we are at war with Russia. After removing Qaddafi from power in Libya, the Obama-Clinton black-ops plan was immediately put into action. Benghazi was the logistics hub for arming the anti-Assad terrorists by our own State Department covert operatives who were shipping millions of tons of weapons to Syria via Turkey and other staging areas. Russia was aware of our actions, and through the attack at the CIA operations center in Benghazi by proxy forces, exposed this operation to the world while putting a stop to this operation. It seems that everyone except the Western media reported what had taken place.

The “dirty little secret” that explains why we have not been told the truth about Benghazi is quite simple. The efforts to overthrow Assad from power are continuing, except the arms and munitions shipments are now originating primarily from Croatia. Overthrowing Assad would pose a direct threat to Russia, both militarily and economically. Are we to expect Russia’s Putin to simply accept this without response? No. So what is Russia doing to subvert our efforts? He is waging war against America, striking at the weak underbelly of our economy which is the “oil backed” dollar as identified in Michael Reagan’s article, Building on a Kernel of Truth.

Sadly, the Obama regime is doing nothing to protect us from this asymmetrical war. It’s as if they are allowing it to take place.

Although it was reported in The New York Times, few have paid attention to last week’s meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, but it was an extremely important event in terms of the planned murder of the U.S. dollar. An alliance is being forged between Russia and China to replace the USD as the reserve currency, already severely weakened by the policies of those in power, with a gold backed currency. Russia and China are hoarding gold to levels never before seen, while the U.S. issues worthless paper and digital currency backed by… nothing, save for the “oil-backed” scenario.

While reports do exist that cite the hoarding of gold by China and Russia, they are purposely under reporting their collective reserves. Meanwhile, Americans can’t even get honest answers to the amounts of our own gold reserves held in Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Don’t people find this reluctance for audit and inspection a bit curious if not outright suspicious?

The battle is being waged not only by military might but by a currency war. We are “being played” through our military involvement in the Middle East, including our covert operations against Syria at the behest of Saudi Arabia. Unlike Iraq, the war in Syria will explode, turn hot, and we will be engaged in an ominous battle that will quickly expand and turn deadly. Weakened militarily through the policies of the Obama regime, coupled with an already weakened economy, the U.S. will suffer consequences unlike anyone might imagine or is willing to address. It is a recipe for disaster planned and initiated by the global elite behind the central banking system, including those in our own government. We have been set up from within, lied to, and now, we are about to see exactly what this globalist system has in store for not only the United States, but every nation of the world.

It is critical to understand that the take-down of the U.S. will be the result of an asymmetrical war that includes the weakening of our military, our economy, and a direct assault on our ability to keep the dollar as the world reserve currency and protect the free flow of oil and energy to the United States.

Within the last week, China held a surprise naval exercise in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, Russia displayed their resurgent military night in the Black Sea. These exercises were conducted as U.S. military forces are spread thinly across many areas in the world. Is anyone paying attention here?

Just as certain a collapse of the dollar is coming, so will be chaos on the streets of America caused by this plan “to kill the dollar.” The central bankers and the leaders selected to govern each country have effectively used the Hegelian Dialectic[ii] to implement their agenda. Just as stated by George H.W. Bush on September 11, 1990, their predetermined solution of a “New World Order” is being formed before our very eyes. They’ve told us what they are doing, but we have chosen not to listen or failed to understand what was being said.

The U.S. has always been the firewall against the globalists. By their persistence, infiltration of global elitists into our government, and covert subversion from within, we are being led to slaughter. A view from space, looking at the larger picture of events for which many have questions, a clearer picture emerges. There will be some who dare to resist the pillaging of our bank accounts, the erosion of our rights, and the enslavement that comes with the dismantling of America.

The dust clouds visible on the far horizon that watchmen have been reporting for decades can now be seen as an attacking army of barbarians, whose fighters are now on the ladders and cannons are breaching our empire’s outer walls. Who knows how long the inner walls of our empire will survive the next wave of their coming attack.

Perhaps Ernest Hemmingway said it best in referencing John Donne from his novel of the same name… “And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.”

[ia] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V3kpKzd-Yw

[ii] http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/dialectic.htm

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$43 trillion lawsuit and NYC nanny murders linked

On April 17, a complaint was drafted by the Spire Law Group, LLP against large Wall Street banks, mortgage brokers and government officials. The first time the lawsuit was publicized by a national media outlet was last week. The day after it was published, two children in Manhattan’s upper west side were allegedly murdered by their nanny, who then allegedly slit her own throat and wrists.

There may be a coincidental link between the lawsuit and the horrific murders…or there may be a lot more to it than that. Regardless of whether it is coincidence or something more sinister, there is a connection between the lawsuit and the murders.

The complaint was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, county of Kings on August 24. It seeks the return of $43 trillion to the US treasury relating to the mortgage crash, Ponzi schemes and TARP bailout that resulted from it, as well as restitution for the plaintiffs.

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Are the banksters finally looking at payback?
Are the banksters finally looking at payback?
Photo credit:  Courtesy of bartcop.com

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The lawsuit had not been publicized in the national media until the day before the murders, when CNBC ran a piece about it on their web site. The children murdered, Lucia Krim, six, and her two-year-old brother, Leo, were two of the three children of Kevin and Marina Krim. Kevin Krim, astonishingly, is senior vice president and general manager of CNBC Digital, who would have had to have been involved in any decision regarding the publishing of a story about a lawsuit of this magnitude on CNBC’s web site.

Within hours of the murders, the story about the lawsuit was removed from CNBC’s web site. It currently can be found on The Wall Street Journal Market Watch web page. A screenshot of the CNBC piece was taken by a blogger named Sherrie and posted on her site, Sherrie Questioning All. The CNBC link to the article now brings up a blank page.

The Lawsuit

There are 838 plaintiffs in this case and 1808 defendants. Some of the huge banks named as defendants are:

  • Bear Sterns (acquired by JPMorgan Chase)
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Wachovia
  • Citigroup
  • Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • HSBC
  • Deutsche Bank
  • US Bancorp
  • PNC Bank
  • Ally Financial
  • One West
  • Countrywide Financial

Some of the government officials named as defendants are:

  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
  • Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine
  • California Attorney General Kamala Harris
  • Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin

The claims presented in the complaint are consistent with common knowledge of the events leading up to the financial crash of 2008. There was a “a systemic fraud on thousands of investors” concerning the mortgage-backed securities first packaged and sold by Bear Stearns, later acquired by JPMorgan Chase as part of the US governmental bailout of the banks after the 2008 crash. These securities, a combination of home mortgages, credit card debt and student loans, were bundled together and sold on the global markets after given a fake AAA rating with intent by the seller to defraud and deceive investors.

Many offshore banks are named in the complaint in conjunction with the “too big to fail” banks. The complaint alleges that transferring the monies to offshore accounts was the means by which the big banks hid what was acquired by the mortgage-backed securities scam until the loans were securitized, then actual money and property could be seized from individuals. In other words, the $787 billion of taxpayer money issued through the TARP bailout and trillions of dollars of property owner’s money was allegedly stolen through racketeering and money laundering.

According to the complaint, this was “the largest [Ponzi] scheme in US history where domestic banking institutions – on an international basis” conspired together with the common purpose of engaging in a “worldwide scheme to steal, rob and convert the personal property, money and proceeds of such assets of each Plaintiff herein” with the obvious purpose of a conspiratorial “decade-long systematic conversion…that damaged millions of borrowers across the US.”

The defendants involved in the Ponzi scheme allegedly committed criminal violations of the PATRIOT Act, the policy of embargo against Iran and other foreign nations hostile toward the United States, as well as the Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act. There are additional federal and state laws that were also allegedly violated.

The lawsuit seeks to freeze all foreclosures until $43 trillion is returned to the US treasury. Audits of the Federal Reserve and bailout program by independent investigators will be sought.

Whether or not this lawsuit has merit, it is obvious that many organizations and powerful individuals, globally and domestically, are facing a lot of public scrutiny if this case becomes highly publicized. Thus far only two national media outlets have covered this story, exclusively on the web, and one of them has already pulled it down, so it remains unknown to most of the general public.

The Murders

Yoselyn Ortega, 50, the nanny for the Krim family, allegedly plunged a kitchen knife into two of their children then attempted to take her own life by slitting her wrists and slashing her own throat. Several anomalies can be found when sifting through the news reports.

Firstly, suicide by cutting or piercing is extremely rare, generally occurring in less than two percent of all suicides and it rarely ever involves a woman. Slitting one’s own throat is even more statistically infrequent. Ortega allegedly did both. CBS news reported that she also suffered broken vertebrae.

Secondly, there are conflicting media reports about the horrific events of that evening. Some media outlets reported that Ortega slashed her wrists and throat after Marina arrived at the horrible scene. Others say Ortega was found on the floor bleeding after Mrs. Krim turned on the lights in a darkened apartment.

Thirdly, several reports have cited friends and family of both Ortega and the Krim’s who expressed shock at the murders because the Krim’s treated Ortega “like family” and that “she loved those kids.” So much so that the Krim family reportedly visited Ortega’s family in the Dominican Republic, even paying for her air fare.

Fourthly, Ortega had no criminal record and although family members said she had spoken about seeing a therapist, toxicology reports performed on her came back negative. A search warrant executed on the nanny’s apartment turned up no clues of a motive in the slayings of the Krim children and any possible motive has yet to be established.

Fifthly, Ortega has not yet been formally charged and had for days been unable to speak after her throat injuries and then being put into a medically-induced coma. Recently, according to the NY Daily News, she has spoken, inquiring about family members but has not yet spoken to police investigators. She may be arraigned at her hospital bed.

Lastly, and perhaps most significantly, there have been conflicting reports about statements from neighbors present in the building on that horrific evening. The New York Times initially reported that a neighbor said the superintendent of the building, who had arrived on the scene, was yelling: “You slit her throat! You slit her throat!” That has since been redacted from the original article, although the NY Daily News also reports that a neighbor heard the super screaming, “The kids are dead! The kids are dead! And the nanny has something sticking out of her throat!”

In fact, the only reports indicating that Ortega may have been predisposed to commit such an unspeakable crime are friends and family that said she has financial problems, had appeared to have lost weight and aged quickly, and had spoken of seeking professional help. At this point, it appears that this case will hinge on forensic evidence.

So, to sum up, based on conflicting media reports, there are several anomalies and contradictions. No evidence has been released to the public that shows that Ortega murdered the Krim children and slit her own wrists and throat. In fact, sifting through all of the media reports only makes this case more confusing.

This raises some questions. If the superintendent indeed said, “You slit her throat!” and “The nanny has something sticking out of her throat!” to whom was he directing those words? If the apartment was dark when Mrs. Krim arrived, why would Ortega turn off the lights if she intended to slit her own wrists and throat? It is certainly implausible that she turned the lights off afterwards. What is the motive? If Ortega was mentally disturbed enough to do something so unspeakably horrible, how could a family that has seen her every day and taken a trip with her to see her home country not see any signs of that?

Certainly, all of these questions will be addressed by investigators, as well as forensic evidence. It is impossible to know what really happened from media reports alone.

Conclusion

If it can be proven through forensic and other evidence that Ortega is indeed guilty of this terrible crime, then this case and the fact that the father of these children was the first to allow the largest class action monetary claim in the history of the federal courts to be nationally publicized, will be written off as a coincidence. If not, then someone may be sending a message to the corporate media that they had better toe the corporate line from now on. It will be interesting to follow the developments in both cases.

Sources:

Supreme Court of the State of New York – Case 1:12-cv-04269-JBW-RML, Index No. 500827/2012 (pdf)

Spire Law Group, LLP

Kevin Krim on Linked In

The Wall Street Journal Market Watch

Sherrie Questioning All

Suicide.org – Suicide statistics

Center for Disease Control – WISQARS leading causes of death reports (interactive database)

CBS news

NY Daily News

Daily Mail UK

New York Times

New York Post

Wall Street Journal

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Iceland Financial Liberation – The Untold Story [1]

ICELAND -No news from Iceland?… why? How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what’s happening in Iceland?

In Iceland, the people has made their government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.

And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn’t been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example?

This is a summary of the facts:

2008: The main bank of the country is nationalized.
The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market stops. The country is in bankruptcy

2008: The citizens protest in front of parliament and manage to get new elections that make the resignation of the prime minister and his whole government.
The country is in bad economic situation.
A law proposes paying back the debt to Great Britain and Holland through the payment of 3,500 million euros, which will be paid by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with a 5.5% interest.

2010: The people go out in the streets and demand a referendum. In January 2010 the president denies the approval and announces a popular meeting.
In March the referendum and the denial of payment is voted in by 93%. Meanwhile the government has initiated an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis, and many high level executives and bankers are arrested. The Interpol dictates an order that make all the implicated parties leave the country.

In this crisis an assembly is elected to rewrite a new Constitution which can include the lessons learned from this, and which will substitute the current one (a copy of the Danish Constitution).
25 citizens are chosen, with no political affiliation, out of the 522 candidates. For candidacy all that was needed was to be an adult and have the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly starts in February of 2011 to present the ‘magna carta’ from the recommendations given by the different assemblies happening throughout the country. It must be approved by the current Parliament and by the one constituted through the next legislative elections.

So in summary of the Icelandic revolution:
-resignation of the whole government
-nationalization of the bank.
-referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
-incarcerating the responsible parties
-rewriting of the constitution by its people

Have we been informed of this through the media?
Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this?
No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world.

Please spread the news as Iceland is the role model now although sooner or later, the banksters will start demilishing their nationalized bank.

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Monsanto’s well deserved end may be near

California’s Proposition 37 would require all genetically modified products to be labeled so people would know what they were buying.

End of Monsanto Near? Proposition 37 Succeeding Nations after ban on GMO crops

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