Will You Be Able to Access the Cash in Your Bank Account in the Near Future?


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My friend invited me to read this article on current trends in the US Banking sector that can happen any day now.  Craig R. Smith another forthright economic analyst shares his take on the current state of the US Banking system.  Craig is basically saying that, the US Government is going to confiscate your money via Presidential Executive order.  How do you feel about this information.

Edward Reidhead

Securing A SAFE Future You Can Bank On!

Shocking New Book Exposes The Unsafe World of 21st Century Banking
DMB By DAVID BRADSHAW, Publisher, Idea Factory Press

20 Economic Predictions Come True Since 2010
DON’T BANK ON IT! book Offers 20 New Warnings!

INTRODUCTION

When it comes to financial matters, who can you really trust?

On 9.16.14 the most important financial book of the year: DON’T BANK ON IT! THE UNSAFE WORLD OF 21st CENTURY BANKING by Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte was officially released – which predicts your bank account may be hit by any of 20 major threats – dangers that daily news headlines are already reflecting, such as…

* The Cyber-Terror Bank Bailout: You on the HookBloomberg
* Banks’ Failure Plans Inadequate Say RegulatorsABC News
* US Banks Braced for Trillion Dollar OutflowsFinancial Times
* G20 Edging Towards Deal on ‘Bail-in’ For BanksReuters
* In Banks We Used To TrustMarketwatch

In fact, authors Smith and Ponte had to keep updating this earthshaking new 256-page book because their amazing predictions kept coming true coming true as printing day neared!

Most of today’s so-called economic “experts” offer plenty of financial market predictions, yet no accountability later on. We think the best test is how accurate an economist or expert has been in the past.

Here are 20 predictions Craig and Lowell have made over the last five years. Another 20 sober new warnings for the next five years can be found in DON’T BANK ON IT!


1. Beginning with their 2010 book CRASHING THE DOLLAR, monetary expert Craig R. Smith and veteran think tank futurist Lowell Ponte warned that vast government economic stimulus spending would not only fail – but would also be an “anti-stimulus” (page 182) that made things worse, not better.

CTD As they predicted, the stimulus caused fear and an expectation of high inflation that frightened businesspeople out of hiring and investing. This made the economy worse.

Keynesian economists in the White House predicted that huge stimulus by printing trillions would produce $1.50 in growth for every dollar they conjured out of thin air.

Years later, the results are that each stimulus dollar generated only 29 cents’ worth of growth, a waste of 71 cents per dollar, showing that Craig and Lowell’s “anti-stimulus” prediction was absolutely right on the money. (See THE GREAT DEBASEMENT, pp. 115-116)

2. In CRASHING THE DOLLAR, Craig and Lowell also warned of the coming bulldozing of homes and economic madness in Detroit (p.52); of the economic peril of the “dark matter” of the “money universe,” hundreds of trillions of dollars’ worth of derivatives (pp. 100-103), and of how America’s “life-or-death long-term bet” that we could turn China capitalist “before we transferred enough wealth to make it militarily superior to us” appears to be a losing wager (p. 23).

3. Craig and Lowell in CRASHING THE DOLLAR also warned that President Obama was a threat to use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a political weapon (pp. 125-126), a prediction that proved to be chillingly accurate as two years later the IRS had targeted conservative and tea party 501(c)3 organizations.

4. In their 2011 book THE INFLATION DECEPTION, Craig and Lowell warned that a withholding of services by America’s overtaxed producers was coming – not unlike the strike depicted in Ayn Rand’s novel ATLAS SHRUGGED. Companies were keeping $3 Trillion overseas, beyond the reach of U.S. tax collectors (p. 58), and what today we call “tax inversions” were soon to begin.

TID 5. They predicted that the mere existence of a Big Government political party able to win control in any election produces a “Donkey Effect,” a drag that reduces business confidence and investment by roughly 25 percent (pp. 197-198, 201-202).

6. Craig and Lowell explained the genetic basis for American Exceptionalism in a specific “entrepreneurial” gene more common in those who chose to come here than is found elsewhere. This gene predisposes us to seek religious and economic freedom. They predicted that this raises our risk of stress-related diseases such as hypertension and cancer as Progressives turn America into the kind of Big Government society our ancestors fled to come here. Craig and Lowell warned that this same gene that made America successful is now, under Progressive Big Government, disproportionately killing the descendants of American pioneers. (p. 131-136).

7. The Federal Reserve, warned Craig and Lowell, is rapidly becoming a Fourth Branch of Government and the planner and regulator of our entire economy…an odd role for an entity supposedly created to keep politics out of monetary policy (pp. 54-55).

8. Fed policies, they warned, are crowding out small businesses from access to loans, and diverting those loans at rock bottom interest rates to government itself (p. 27).

9. Craig and Lowell were the first popular economics writers to point to evidence that several hundred billion dollars in foreign money used in “bear raids” against American banks were a key trigger of the near-collapse of the U.S. economy in 2008 (p. 28-31).

10. They explained how America had become an “Inflatocracy”, with a government of, by, and for inflation, a hidden tax (p. 189).

TGD 11. In their 2012 book THE GREAT DEBASEMENT, Craig and Lowell noted the emerging paradox that the stock market now goes up on bad news in the economy and down on good news. This is because all that now matters in the stock exchange casino is whether events will force the Federal Reserve to keep conjuring more trillions of paper dollars out of thin air. Stocks no longer have much to do with how well companies make or sell products (pp. 21-22).

12. Government stimulus policies, predicted Craig and Lowell, would henceforth produce not only a “multiplier effect” but also a “divider effect” by more heavily taxing some to buy the votes of others (pp. 85-86, 115-117).

13. They predicted more and more terrifying Middle Eastern and other terrorism that could involve the damage caused to global banking by EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) devastation of computerized bank records (pp. 175-178).

14. Craig and Lowell predicted that in the emerging “cashless society” the government will impose an automatic 20 percent tax on every transaction (pp. 220-221).

15. And they predict the possible emergence of a new gold-based Islamic coin and other challengers to the world’s paper currencies, including today’s “global reserve currency,” the U.S. Dollar (pp. 246-249).

16. In their 2013 book THE GREAT WITHDRAWAL, Craig and Lowell foresee that we live in a time that will continue to bring many great withdrawals (p. 224):

(a) Americans renouncing their citizenship in record numbers;

TGW (b) “American companies…moving their operations overseas via foreign corporate partners” to avoid sky-high American taxes;

(c) Americans withdrawing from high-tax states such as California to low-tax states such as Texas;

(d) Unionized public employees withdrawing from their unions;

(e) Americans withdrawing from the workforce altogether;

(f) Savers withdrawing from bank accounts and bonds funds in what looks like a slow-motion bank run.

(g) Germany attempting (unsuccessfully) to withdraw their gold on deposit with the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

(h) Voters withdrawing their support from both major political parties;

(i) The Federal Reserve withdrawing gradually from its most recent economic stimulus program.

17. Craig and Lowell in this 2013 book also predict that an inflation tsunami is coming (p. 129), and that our government will continue to be a “Crisisocracy”, creating and exploiting crises to control and silence Americans (pp. 130-131, 137-138).

18. In their stunning fifth book together, DON’T BANK ON IT! THE UNSAFE WORLD OF 21st CENTURY BANKING, Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte predict that your bank account may be hit by any of 20 major threats (pp. 215-219).

Each one of these 20 perils is its own prediction, and most have already begun to come true in various ways.

Jesse James today would probably be unable to rob your bank, but they reveal that you might have trouble getting what you think of as your own money out of your bank, too.

The risks Craig and Lowell reveal are often amazing and always eye-opening.

You could lose your banked money to one of 125,000 Chinese cyber-warriors half a world away; to greedy banksters; or to rapacious spendaholic politicians who desperately need ever-more revenue to keep expanding the welfare state.

19. Your bank account exists only in a bank computer, not a bank safe, and is being robbed systematically right now.

20. Banking (as we know it) will soon die, Craig and Lowell predict, as will our old notions of money. The dawning “cashless society” and “Internet of Things” that are taking over will be convenient, costly, and risky. You might soon even be robbed via computer chips built into your next refrigerator, Craig and Lowell predict.

Seize this opportunity to receive a FREE review e-copy of DON’T BANK ON IT! THE UNSAFE WORLD OF 21st CENTURY BANKING. Call 800-289-2646 or Register here.

Your bank account is systematically being robbed, and is at serious risk of being seized and looted. How much interest is your bank paying you to put your money at such risk? Less Than Zero Percent!

Monetary expert Craig R. Smith and futurist Lowell Ponte show why it has become illogical – and hazardous to your wealth – to trust your money to today’s increasingly vulnerable and unsafe banks.

Get Your FREE e-copy of DON’T BANK ON IT! THE UNSAFE WORLD OF 21st CENTURY BANKING TODAY! (A $20 value!)

Fed warns big banks to reform or face breakup . . . come, now, are we really to take this man seriously? ~J


What is this article really saying?  “New York Federal Reserve chief William Dudley said that after paying well over $100 billion in fines in the past six years for bad behavior…”  is this defining the culture of New York’s Wall Street…  I’ve heard it stated simply as…  a Culture of Fraud.

Thanks for posting this Jean!

Edward Reidhead

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

AFPSource: YahooNews
October 20, 2014
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New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley appears on FOX Business Network on May 20, 2014, in New York City

New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley appears on FOX Business Network on May 20, 2014, in New York City (AFP Photo/Rob Kim)

New York (AFP) – The Federal Reserve delivered a stark warning to the largest US banks Monday that they could be forcibly broken up if they do not reform their ways.

New York Federal Reserve chief William Dudley said that after paying well over $100 billion in fines in the past six years for bad behavior, banks should recognize the imperative to reform.

If the heads of the large banks do not change the culture that led to the fines, he said in a speech to top Wall Street officials, “then bad behavior will undoubtedly persist.”

“If that were to occur, the inevitable conclusion will be reached that your firms are too big and complex to manage effectively. In…

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Slavery By Consent ( Full Version)


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I’m committed to posting more information on this blog. Here is a very interesting documentary film that provides new and unique information on what is really going on with my and others reality here and now. Am I really consenting to my slavery by going along to get along? I invite you to comment on the video and share with me and everyone what stands out for you.

Ed Reidhead

 

Slowly, the world awakens from the nightmare of debt slavery and illegitimate authority imposed on us for nearly 6000 years which has violated the natural, universal laws made to govern us and our interaction with each other and all other species on this planet by the Creator of the universe…

GoldSeek Live Webinar – Sept 9, 2013 [Dr Jim Willie & Rudi Fronk]


Hello to Everyone including all the new Friends and Subscribers,

Every time someone new follows my blog I get inspired…  Look at these interesting times we are in right now folks! I feel like now is the time for me to stand in my Integrity! I have a Vision! I have a vision that I am creating Integrity, Authenticity, Honor and Freedom for myself and everyone!  Will you stand for your life?  or will you live as a debt slave with debt based money paying interest to who?
I stand for public Banking and I stand for asset based money, whether that’s Gold, Silver, Bitcoin or Real Estate. I will continue to stand for integrity in commerce and human equality and dignity. Who will stand with me!
Enjoy my sincere and honest friend Jim Willie (~27 min), I really appreciate his amazing ability to communicate  complex Geo-political and fundamental Financial operations of the USFed and member World Central Banks.  Congratulations to Goldseek.com and their crew for creating this event.

Ed Reidhead

My Foreclosure Experience Begins with a “Notice of Default” from the bank…


Hello Everyone,

Today I just learned that the Bank (Federal Reserve Bank, the Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan, Chase, One West Bank, IndyMac Bank) that holds the mortgage on my home at 537 N. 6th Street, Montebello, CA  90640 has started a foreclosure process against my brother (I actually live in the house) as I continue to pay the monthly mortgage.  I have had many mixed feelings on this, I feel like the best thing I can do at this time is to be transparent and share my experiences for the benefit of All.

I am seeking legal advice from those that understand the systemic fraud being practiced in the mortgage markets.  I am committed to filing a lawsuit against the bank for the many Fraud’s committed and continuing in the mortgage market.  I am standing for my financial freedom and everyone’s financial freedom…

more to follow…

Ed

 

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever


Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

Hello Everyone,

Here is another source sharing on the state of US Banking and what their creating in our world…

Ed

April 25, 2013 1:00 PM ET

Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world’s largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.

You may have heard of the Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that’s trillion, with a “t”) worth of financial instruments. When that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT professor Andrew Lo even said it “dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets.”

That was bad enough, but now Libor may have a twin brother. Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.

Interest-rate swaps are a tool used by big cities, major corporations and sovereign governments to manage their debt, and the scale of their use is almost unimaginably massive. It’s about a $379 trillion market, meaning that any manipulation would affect a pile of assets about 100 times the size of the United States federal budget.

It should surprise no one that among the players implicated in this scheme to fix the prices of interest-rate swaps are the same megabanks – including Barclays, UBS, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and the Royal Bank of Scotland – that serve on the Libor panel that sets global interest rates. In fact, in recent years many of these banks have already paid multimillion-dollar settlements for anti-competitive manipulation of one form or another (in addition to Libor, some were caught up in an anti-competitive scheme, detailed in Rolling Stone last year, to rig municipal-debt service auctions). Though the jumble of financial acronyms sounds like gibberish to the layperson, the fact that there may now be price-fixing scandals involving both Libor and ISDAfix suggests a single, giant mushrooming conspiracy of collusion and price-fixing hovering under the ostensibly competitive veneer of Wall Street culture.

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

Why? Because Libor already affects the prices of interest-rate swaps, making this a manipulation-on-manipulation situation. If the allegations prove to be right, that will mean that swap customers have been paying for two different layers of price-fixing corruption. If you can imagine paying 20 bucks for a crappy PB&J because some evil cabal of agribusiness companies colluded to fix the prices of both peanuts and peanut butter, you come close to grasping the lunacy of financial markets where both interest rates and interest-rate swaps are being manipulated at the same time, often by the same banks.

“It’s a double conspiracy,” says an amazed Michael Greenberger, a former director of the trading and markets division at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and now a professor at the University of Maryland. “It’s the height of criminality.”

The bad news didn’t stop with swaps and interest rates. In March, it also came out that two regulators – the CFTC here in the U.S. and the Madrid-based International Organization of Securities Commissions – were spurred by the Libor revelations to investigate the possibility of collusive manipulation of gold and silver prices. “Given the clubby manipulation efforts we saw in Libor benchmarks, I assume other benchmarks – many other benchmarks – are legit areas of inquiry,” CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton said.

But the biggest shock came out of a federal courtroom at the end of March – though if you follow these matters closely, it may not have been so shocking at all – when a landmark class-action civil lawsuit against the banks for Libor-related offenses was dismissed. In that case, a federal judge accepted the banker-defendants’ incredible argument: If cities and towns and other investors lost money because of Libor manipulation, that was their own fault for ever thinking the banks were competing in the first place.

“A farce,” was one antitrust lawyer’s response to the eyebrow-raising dismissal.

“Incredible,” says Sylvia Sokol, an attorney for Constantine Cannon, a firm that specializes in antitrust cases.

All of these stories collectively pointed to the same thing: These banks, which already possess enormous power just by virtue of their financial holdings – in the United States, the top six banks, many of them the same names you see on the Libor and ISDAfix panels, own assets equivalent to 60 percent of the nation’s GDP – are beginning to realize the awesome possibilities for increased profit and political might that would come with colluding instead of competing. Moreover, it’s increasingly clear that both the criminal justice system and the civil courts may be impotent to stop them, even when they do get caught working together to game the system.

If true, that would leave us living in an era of undisguised, real-world conspiracy, in which the prices of currencies, commodities like gold and silver, even interest rates and the value of money itself, can be and may already have been dictated from above. And those who are doing it can get away with it. Forget the Illuminati – this is the real thing, and it’s no secret. You can stare right at it, anytime you want.

US govt sues Bank of America for defrauding investors prior to housing crash


US govt sues Bank of America for defrauding investors prior to housing crash

Hello Everyone!

Well, when the Bank of America is sued by both the US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice Department…  Please share any feelings you have about a pillar of Wall Street and US Banking being sued for “defrauding investors by massively underestimating the quality of mortgage-backed securities prior to the 2008 housing market crash and US recession.”

Enjoy,  Ed Reidhead

US govt sues Bank of America for defrauding investors prior to housing crash

The US government has filed two lawsuits against Bank of America accusing the company of defrauding investors by massively underestimating the quality of mortgage-backed securities prior to the 2008 housing market crash and US recession.

The US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice Department each filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, accusing Bank of America of knowingly minimizing the risk associated with $850 million worth of securities backed by residential mortgages.

I applaud Attorney General Holder for taking this important step toward holding Bank of America accountable for packaging and selling toxic loans to investors and brokers, a key cause of the housing collapse that crashed our economy and still plagues communities to this day,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermann said in a statement.

US President Barack Obama has promised to hold Wall Street accountable for corruption and malfeasance which took place during the housing boom. Attorney General Eric Holder said the lawsuit is “the latest step forward in the Justice Department’s ongoing efforts to hold accountable those who engage in fraudulent or irresponsible conduct.”

Bank of America said it was expecting the lawsuit in a corporate filing last week, according to The New York Times.

The Justice Department lawsuit claims an “unprecedented portion” of the mortgages originated with brokers unaffiliated with the bank. Then-CEO Ken Lewis, the suit says, referred to the so-called wholesale loans as “toxic waste.”

Prosecutors say that while Bank of America assembled securities in 2008, employees were pressured to process as many mortgage evaluations as possible in order to maximize profits. More than 40 per cent of the mortgages did not meet the underwriting qualifications and were summarily ignored.

According to the lawsuit, one employee said her job was to “basically validate the loans” instead of reviewing them to find any potential flaws. Upon raising the issue with her superiors, she was told to “keep her opinions to herself,” prosecutors said.

The two suits accuse Bank of America – which has over 260,000 employees across the world – of lying to investors and failing to disclose essential information. A Justice Department statement declared that a “material number” of mortgages “failed to materially adhere to Bank of America’s underwriting standards.”

Bank of America stock shares fell by one per cent after the news broke, but have increased by 97 per cent over the past year. In a statement released Tuesday, the company denied the transactions were tainted in any way.

These were prime mortgages sold to sophisticated investors who had ample access to the underlying data, and we will demonstrate that,” the statement said.

The loans in this pool performed better than loans with similar characteristics originated and securitized at the same time by other financial institutions. We are not responsible for the housing market collapse that caused mortgage loans to default at unprecedented rates and these securities to lose value as a result.”

YOUR 72 HOUR RED FLAG BEFORE US MARTIAL LAW!


Hello Everyone,

I’m really enjoying my Summer this year. Are you having fun yet? Enjoy this update from SGTReport.com with Susanne Posel and her sharing of research on Financial/Political current events. Does this information conflict with your belief systems?

Ed

 

Published on Jul 4, 2013

Writer & researcher Susanne Posel of Occupycorporatism.com in-depth conversation about the government’s plans for martial law in the United States. Susanne shares her insights about the preparatory measures the DHS and military are taking, and why: “They know the collapse is coming,” says Susanne. “So they are preparing for it.” Susanne also shares shocking information about a computer banking virus that may be used as the excuse to shut down banks internationally. “If you hear about this in the news, you have 72 hours to do whatever you plan to do before the collapse.” This is a 2-part MUST HEAR interview with one of the best new media writers and researchers on the scene today.
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Success or Failure: Authorities Practice Martial Law After Boston Bombing
Once the curfew was lifted in Watertown, Massachusetts, “resident David Hanberry noticed that the tarp covering his boat in his backyard and been disturbed. Checking to see what was wrong, David was shocked to find Dzhokhar curled up inside the boat, covered in blood. He immediately alerted police.”

With all the display of SWAT teams, para-militarized police and the declaration of “martial law” it was a local resident that initiated the capture of Boston Marathon Bombing (BMB) suspect Dzhokhar Tsnaraev.

During the “martial law” imposed on residents of Watertown, SWAT teams dressed in military police garb came door-to-door, demanding that they be allowed entry into private citizen’s homes to search for Dzhokhar.

The Boston police department utilized high-tech “crime fighting tool[s]” to capture Dzhokhar; including thermal infrared imaging from helicopters which allowed he authorities to identify Dzhokhar under the covering and hiding in the boat.

Fully armed SWAT teams of paramilitarized police roamed through resident’s backyards and entered homes without a warrant and under the authority of martial law.

Mainstream media (MSM) has justified the recent use of martial law in Boston by equating it to the routine lockdowns that protect schools and the attack on 9/11.
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RT: World Bank: Money Laundering Criminals | Interview with Whistleblower Karen Hudes


Hello friends and family!
Thanks to my friend Jean again over at http://jhaines6.wordpress.com here is a great article on Banking and one person’s struggle to bring attention to high level corruption. Karen can be found on facebook…
By,

Ed Reidhead

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

See previous posts of mine in Related Articles. . . ~J

Published on Jun 21, 2013
Thanks to F.

Abby Martin talks to Karen Hudes, former senior executive at the World Bank, about her experience blowing the whistle on the high level corruption within the international financial system and how her story was censored.

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The Mad Science of the National Debt – by Matt Taibbi


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Here is the amazing financial reporter of Rolling Stone magazine, Matt Taibbi! Matt has an amazing ability to penetrate the unclear and shadowy topic of Federal Reserve Bank Operations.
Ed

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi. (photo: Current TV)
Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi. (photo: Current TV)

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By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

23 May 13

elcome back to the dumb season. It’s debt-ceiling time again.

We’ve been at this two years now. It was back in 2011 when the Republican Party, seized by anti-government furor, first locked on the lifting of the federal debt ceiling – an utterly routine governmental mechanism that allows the Treasury to borrow to pay for spending already approved by the entire Congress, Republicans included – as a place to hold a showdown over … government spending. That first battle resulted in a “Mutually Assured Destruction”-type stalemate, in which both parties agreed that if they couldn’t reach a deal by New Year’s Day 2013, a series of brutal, automatic, across-the-board spending cuts would take effect. At the time, it seemed unthinkable Congress would let that happen. By the time we passed…

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