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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#Usury #Laws - #History

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Lots of great information in this article of you care to take a look at it.. Center for economic and policy research: A Short History of Financial Deregulation in the United States Matthew Sherman
July 2009


For my purposes I have decided to focus on the elimination of usury laws in 1978. This has given a license to to steal to any and all who choose to loan fiat money ever since it occurred.
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Usury Laws

In the 1970s, most states still had in place the usury laws from the early years of the century. The interest rate ceiling imposed by these laws imposed little constrain on lending in the first decades after World War II. When inflation picked up in the 70s, the ceilings set by usury laws became an important constraint. This was especially true with credit cards, the use of which began to grow rapidly in the late 60s and 70s.

In 1978, the national landscape of usury regulation changed fundamentally with the Supreme Court’s decision in Marquette National Bank v. First of Omaha Service Corp. For the first time, the Court considered the question of which state usury law applied to nationally-chartered banks lending across state lines: the bank’s home state or the borrower’s home state? The Court ruled that the bank’s home state law applied, allowing national banks to effectively export the maximum interest rate regulations from one state to their operations nationwide. This provided every incentive for financial firms to relocate their businesses to the states with the most industry-friendly regulation.

In one instance, the state of South Dakota considered completely eliminating usury ceiling legislation in the state in order to attract the credit card operations of Citibank. The arrangement promised to create new jobs in the languishing economy of South Dakota while removing interest rate restrictions for the national commercial bank. Citibank executives made phone calls to the Governor and personal visits to the state, stressing the urgency of the situation. They explained that the bank was struggling to stay afloat and would relocate to South Dakota immediately if the usury laws were overturned. As former Governor Bill Janklow recounts, the process moved so quickly that the legislation was introduced and passed in one day. Overnight, South Dakota had become a regulatory haven for the credit card industry.

South Dakota’s actions prompted several other states, most notably Delaware, to eliminate their
usury ceilings in response. The competitive wave of deregulation was hugely beneficial to the credit card industry. Nationally chartered banks could now relocate their operations to one of the few states with deregulated usury ceilings and export those regulations nationwide. The end result was a paradoxical one. Nearly every state, with two exceptions, still had strict usury laws on their books, but banks were able to charge any interest they wanted nationwide. The Supreme Court’s Marquette decision had ushered in the de facto disappearance of usury ceilings, at least for many types of loans.

Mercatante, Steven, “The Deregulation of Usury Ceilings, Rise of Easy Credit, and Increasing Consumer Debt,” South Dakota Law Review, Spring 2008. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m6528/is_1_53/ai_n25019601/

Interview with Bill Janklow, Frontline: The Secret History of the Credit Card, November 23, 2004. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/credit/interviews/janklow.html

Peterson, Christopher L., “Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Sleight of Hand: An Empiirical Analysis of American Credit Pricing Limits,” University of Florida, August 8, 2007.
http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=christopher_peterson

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Why obama wants Santorum to stop dissing higher education..

As anyone who knows me on twitter should know, I'm all about education..

Hell.. I want to know EVERYTHING! LMAO

Now we have to witness this little snit over higher educaion between Santorum & obama.. Politics..

Though, in my estimation, there is subject matter here..

Santorum said..

"President Obama has said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob," Santorum said Saturday. "There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day, and put their skills to test, who aren't taught by some liberal college professor (who) tries to indoctrinate them. I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his."

The president, addressing governors at the White House on Monday, emphasized that goal again.

"When I speak about higher education we're not just talking about a four-year degree," he said. "We're talking about somebody going to a community college and getting trained for that manufacturing job that now is requiring somebody walking through the door, handling a million-dollar piece of equipment. And they can't go in there unless they've got some basic training beyond what they received in high school."

White House press secretary Jay Carney later said that he didn't believe Obama was specifically reacting to Santorum's "snob" comment. But Carney addressed it directly: "I don't think any parent in American who has a child would think it snobbery to hope for that child the best possible education in the future, and that includes college."

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Higher education can be a touchy subject.. American's have had it drilled into their collective heads for decades now that the only possible way to get ahead in life is to go to college.

Brain washing anyone? I'll spare you the boring list of successful people who became that way without a college education.

Like I said before, I love logic, reason, learning, knowledge and wisdom.

I'm just not so sure that's what higher education is about these days.

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that student loans are big (read profitable) business..

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Here's a brief look at what has been going on recently..

Privatized Student Loan Programs Threatened; Bidding Begins

However, personally I find this even more interesting..

Student-Loan Debt Surpasses Credit Cards

From the article..

Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid.org and FastWeb.com.


Bloomberg News

Students are becoming more heavy debtors
“The growth in education debt outstanding is like cooking a lobster,” Mr. Kantrowitz says. “The increase in total student debt occurs slowly but steadily, so by the time you notice that the water is boiling, you’re already cooked.”

By his math, there is $605.6 billion in federal student loans outstanding and $167.8 billion in private student loans outstanding. He estimates that $300 billion in federal student loan debts have been incurred in the last four years.

Doesn't the government receive interest payments on tha debt? While the penalties and fees for a slip up can be quite harsh..

And this..

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers raising the alarm about what they called the “student debt time bomb

The ripple effect of student debt

Seems, to me, to be nothing more than merely another piece of the ongoing fiat debt game.. It appears that what we have here is yet one more huge debt bubble (as usual fueled by government policy) that's ready to burst and end badly..

No wonder obama wants Santorum to stop dissing higher education..

Greg

Monday, February 27, 2012

Perpetual Debt Machine: U.S. National Debt Is 5000 Times Larger Than When The Federal Reserve Was Created

Perpetual Debt Machine: U.S. National Debt Is 5000 Times Larger Than When The Federal Reserve Was Created (Link to source)

Have you noticed that very few people in the mainstream media ever directly criticize the Federal Reserve? But why should that be the case? Criticizing top politicians from both major political parties has become a national pastime. Most Americans love to throw mud at either the Republicans or the Democrats. But we are told that the Federal Reserve is "above politics" and that it is absolutely vital that the Fed remain "independent". The reality is that the Federal Reserve has more control over the performance of the U.S. economy than the president even does, and yet most Americans never spend much time thinking about the Fed at all. It is almost as if someone has instructed us to "ignore the man behind the curtain" and most of us just blindly obey. With the economy in such a mess and with the national debt exploding so dramatically, isn't it about time that we had a national conversation about the performance of the Federal Reserve? Isn't it about time that we evaluated whether the Federal Reserve is doing a good job or not?

Today I came across a Bloomberg article that was full of endless praise for the secretive Jekyll Island conference in 1910 that developed the plan for the Federal Reserve system. The following is a very brief excerpt from that article....

Although it may seem shocking to watch the 112th Congress, there was a time when national leaders were swift and decisive in getting things done. In November 1910, in the space of less than two weeks, a group of government and business leaders fashioned a powerful new financial system that has survived a century, two world wars, a Great Depression and many recessions.

But has this "powerful new financial system" really performed well for the American people?

The Federal Reserve system has now been in place for about 100 years. That is certainly long enough to evaluate how well it has performed.

So has the Federal Reserve done a good job?

Well, one of the things that the Federal Reserve is charged with doing is to protect the value of our currency. In other words, they are supposed to keep inflation under control.

In that regard, the Federal Reserve has failed miserably. The U.S. dollar has lost 96.2 percent of its value since 1900, and almost 100 percent of that decline has come during the Federal Reserve era.

The other half of the Federal Reserve's "dual mandate" is to keep unemployment low.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Fed has failed there too.

In the United States today, there are less jobs than there were a decade ago even though we have added more than 30 million more people to the population since then.

The average duration of unemployment in the U.S. is about 40 weeks, and if you gathered together all of the unemployed people in America in one place, they would constitute the 68th largest country in the world.

So, no, the Federal Reserve is not doing a good job of keeping us all employed.

We are also told that the era before the Federal Reserve was created was a time when great "financial panics" happened on a regular basis and that the Federal Reserve was created to stop them from happening.

So has the Federal Reserve been effective at preventing financial panics?

Well, current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has openly admitted that the Federal Reserve helped cause the Great Depression of the 1930s.

And there have been 10 separate economic recessions since 1950.

So that is not a really great track record.

In addition, it seems very clear that the foolish low interest rate policies of the Fed fueled the massive housing bubble that plunged the U.S. economy into the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression when it finally crashed.

Shouldn't the Federal Reserve receive some criticism for that?

Of course one of the biggest problems with the Federal Reserve is that it is a perpetual debt machine.

If you do now know where our money comes from in the United States, please see this article. The Federal Reserve system was designed to perpetually expand the money supply and to perpetually expand U.S. government debt.

On both counts, it has performed brilliantly.

When the Federal Reserve was created, the U.S. national debt was less than 3 billion dollars.

Today, it is more than 5000 times larger.

What is the appropriate word to use when something is 5000 times worse than it used to be?

At the moment, the U.S. national debt is sitting at a grand total of $15,416,323,644,046.76.

We are passing the biggest debt in the history of the world on to our children, and it is increasing at a rate of 150 million dollars an hour.

When will the American people finally wake up?

When you simply look at performance, the truth is that it is really hard to deny that the Federal Reserve has been a complete and total nightmare for the United States.

But instead of shutting it down, Congress has been giving the Federal Reserve even more power. The Dodd-Frank bill gave the Fed significant new powers and substantial new responsibilities, and the Fed has been exercising those new powers in almost complete secrecy.

The following comes from a recent article in the Wall Street Journal....

While many Americans may not realize it, the Fed has taken on a much larger regulatory role than at any time in history. Since the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul became law in July 2010, the Fed has held 47 separate votes on financial regulations, and scores more are coming. In the process it is reshaping the U.S. financial industry by directing banks on how much capital they must hold, what kind of trading they can engage in and what kind of fees they can charge retailers on debit-card transactions.

The Fed is making these sweeping changes—the most dramatic since the Great Depression—almost completely without public meetings.

Does that sound very "democratic" to you?

Why should the Federal Reserve have more power over the economy than anyone else in America?

Why should the Federal Reserve be "above politics" and "above criticism"?

Unfortunately, central banking is one of the few things that almost every nation on earth can agree on.

Did you know that all 187 nations that belong to the IMF have a central bank?

Sadly, the vast majority of the people out there have no idea that central banking is just a giant money making scam.

Central banks are allowed to create money out of thin air which is then lent to national governments. In turn, the citizens of those nations have to pay higher taxes in order to pay the interest on those debts.

Central banking is a way to systematically take wealth from the citizens of a nation and transfer it into the pockets of those that enjoy getting rich by lending money to governments.

When it comes to taking money out of the pockets of the American people, the Federal Reserve is definitely doing a good job.

Our entire economic system is based on debt, and such a system is inevitably going to fail eventually. We need to shut down the Federal Reserve and quit using debt-based currency.

We need to educate the American people about where money comes from and about why central banking is so destructive.

Please share this article and other articles like it with as many people as you can.

Together, we can make significant difference.

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The truth hurts.. Sorry..

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Pressure builds to open US sky to civilian drone flights despite safety, privacy concerns

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Federal Reserve, Banks, Interest rates and credit cards

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This is the stuff that drives me crazy..

While the Federal Reserve overnight bank lending rate remains at an all time low since 2008, 0.0 to 0.25% interest, and the prime rate also remains consistently low, currently around 3.25%, the average retailer expects to receive an average interest rate of nearly 17% on worthless fiat paper currency that doesn't even really exist (has ZERO intrinsic value as it's ONLY PAPER).

I have one credit card and under normal circumstances pay the entire balance every month. My current interest rate is 7.99%

You can check 2010 credit card interest rates here.. What a SCAM! CreditCards.com 2010 retail credit card chart

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MORTGAGE

Prime rate, fed funds, COFI
By Bankrate.com


The prime rate, as reported by the Wall Street Journal's bank survey, is among the most widely used benchmark in setting home equity lines of credit and credit card rates. It is in turn based on the fed funds rate, which is set by the Federal Reserve. The COFI (11th District cost of funds index) is a widely used benchmark for adjustable-rate mortgages.

Updated 2/22/2012
Prime rate, fed funds, COFI

This week Month ago Year ago
WSJ Prime Rate 3.25 3.25 3.25
Federal Discount Rate 0.75 0.75 0.75
Fed Funds Rate (Current target rate 0-0.25) 0.25 0.25 0.25
11th District Cost of Funds 1.221 1.201 1.508

Ratings methodology

What's included? The fed funds rate is the primary tool that the Federal Open Market Committee uses to influence [manipulate] interest rates and the economy. Changes in the fed funds rate have far-reaching effects by influencing the borrowing cost of banks in the overnight lending market, and subsequently the returns offered on bank deposit products such as certificates of deposit, savings accounts, and money market accounts. Changes in the fed funds rate and the discount rate also dictate changes in the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate, which is of interest to borrowers. The prime rate is the underlying index for most credit cards, home equity loans and lines of credit, auto loans, and personal loans. Many small business loans are also indexed to the Prime rate. The 11th District Cost of Funds is often used as an index for adjustable-rate mortgages.

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The following information is from FOX Business

Current averages:

Average consumer credit card rate, overall market: 16.88%
Average consumer non-rewards credit card rate: 14.91%
Average consumer rewards credit card rate: 17.73%
Average student credit card rate: 17.06%
Average business non-rewards credit card rate: 14.74%
Average business rewards credit card rate: 15.69%

The US bank prime rate remained at 3.25%. This rate has now been unchanged for over three years; based on Federal Reserve data going back to the late 1940s, this now marks the second-longest stretch with no change in the bank prime rate. From September of 1960 through November of 1965, the bank prime rate remained unchanged at 4.5%, a stretch of over five years. Based on statements the current Fed has made about keeping interest rates low through the next couple of years, the current streak may yet grow to challenge that record.

Here is the full article on FOX Business: Credit Card Rates: The Price for Bad Credit is Rising

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It is this sort of situation that so clearly demonstrates, to me, the income inequality and built in bias' of the entire debt based ponzi economy we are currently stuck with.

While interest rates are at record lows for inordinate periods of time, consumer borrowing rates continue to rise! I don't understand why ANYONE would wish to borrow FAKE money for the privilege of paying 18% interest on it. Makes NO sense to me what-so-ever..

While at the same time banks are able to "borrow" all the imaginary worthless fiat currency they want from the Federal Reserve system at essentially a ZERO percent interest rate only to turn around and buy taxpayer backed government bonds paying 2.5% interest. An entirely risk free transaction with a current return of about 2.25% (Try getting that on YOUR savings or a bank CD!)

So banks and corporation continue to amass huge record profits at the expense of every American citizen.





Not only that but banks also use the free fiat they receive from the FED to gamble in markets driving up the costs of commodities, energy, oil, gas and food. Essential items for all Americans whose costs are manipulated with free Federal Reserve fiat currency by Primary Dealers [like MF Global], and Too Big To Fail banks.

Suspiciously and conveniently these painful costs to to all American citizens are not reflected at all in government CPI (inflation) data..

Here is more valuable information of how this whole scam works..

BANKS PROFIT FROM NEAR-ZERO INTEREST RATES:
ANOTHER REASON FOR STATES TO OWN THEIR OWN BANKS

Ellen Brown, June 4, 2010

Friday, February 24, 2012

Don't be a #stupid #sheeple.. Here's what you need to know

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This post was borrowed from http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com

Click this link to read the source if you prefer

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Price of Oil Hits Record High in Euros and British Pounds; Oil Shock Coming; Nancy Pelosi Blames Speculators; What About Iran? Israeli Intelligence Concludes "No Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program"


Bernanke is hell bent on producing price inflation. He has succeeded, just not where he wants most. What Bernanke desperately wants is for housing prices to rise because that more than anything will help the banks and all the foreclosed properties they are sitting on.

The Bernanke Fed has certainly assisted the stock market, as intended, but that is not doing the average Joe much good in the face of soaring oil prices, soaring food prices, falling home prices, and zero% interest on savings.

Oil Shock Coming

As a direct consequence of Fed policy, in conjunction with an inane US and European oil embargo on Iran, Europe (already in the midst of what is going to be a long and deep recession) will be hit with an oil shock on top of it.

Record Price of Oil in British Pounds

On Wednesday the Financial Times reported Record sterling oil price sparks fears

Oil prices have soared to a record high in sterling terms and are approaching euro highs, raising fears that European countries struggling with heavy debts will face further barriers to economic recovery.

“This is a regional oil shock,” said Amrita Sen, commodities analyst at Barclays Capital in London.

Brent rallied to £78.48 a barrel, passing the previous all-time high of £77.71 a barrel set in April last year at the peak of the Libyan civil war supply disruption. In euro terms, the oil benchmark reached a three-year high of €92.70 a barrel, a fraction below the peak of €93.50 a barrel set in July 2008.

Record Price of Oil in Euros

It took precisely one more day for the Financial Times to report Euro denominated oil hits record

Oil prices soared to a record high in euro terms, surpassing the peak touched in the 2008 price spike and posing a fresh problem for eurozone economies already struggling under the weight of the region’s debt crisis.

The euro-denominated price of Brent crude, the global benchmark North Sea crude, rose to a peak of €93.63 a barrel on Thursday, surpassing the previous high hit on July 3, 2008. The new euro record comes just a day after Brent hit a record in sterling terms.

Nancy Pelosi Blames Speculators

The Hill reports Dem leader Pelosi blames Wall Street for spike in gas prices
Oil speculators
, not a lack of domestic drilling, are to blame for the nation's rising gas prices, the top House Democrat argued Wednesday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said unscrupulous Wall Street investors have artificially inflated prices at the pump, which are climbing toward $4 per gallon.

The California Democrat called on Congress to take "strong action" to rein in the allegedly excessive speculation, and accused Republicans of protecting Wall Street profits at the expense of consumers.

"Wall Street profiteering, not oil shortages, is the cause of the price spike," Pelosi said in a statement. "Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street speculators and oil companies instead of the interests of working Americans by obstructing the agencies with the responsibility of enforcing consumer protection laws."
Irony of it All

No one gives a rat's ass if speculators drive up the price of houses or the stock market to absurd heights. Indeed, Congress goes out of its way to actively promote rising home prices.

The Greenspan and Bernanke Fed did the same. Now Bernanke openly takes credit for the rising stock market and encouraging speculation.

And where the hell is the blame for this absolutely inane embargo on Iran?

No Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program

As a matter of record, Israeli intelligence concluded in January of this year, there is No Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program!
As Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Israel Thursday, the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper dropped its own atomic bombshell.

Israeli intelligence agencies have worked up an intelligence assessment that Iran has not yet decided whether to begin a military program to construct a nuclear warhead. Put in other words, Mossad believes that there is no current Iranian nuclear weapons program. Haaretz writes:

“The intelligence assessment Israeli officials will present later this week to Dempsey indicates that Iran has not yet decided whether to make a nuclear bomb. The Israeli view is that while Iran continues to improve its nuclear capabilities, it has not yet decided whether to translate these capabilities into a nuclear weapon – or, more specifically, a nuclear warhead mounted atop a missile. Nor is it clear when Iran might make such a decision.”

This is the same conclusion to which the 16 US intelligence agencies have come in 2007 and 2010. It is also consistent with what the Iranian government itself says, which is that the Iranian nuclear enrichment program is a civilian one and that Iran is not trying to construct a nuclear weapon. Likewise, the International Atomic Energy Agency, which continues to inspect Iranian nuclear facilities, has repeatedly and consistently stated that no nuclear material has been diverted from the civilian program.

Haaretz says that Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak gave an interview with the Army radio, in which he come to another surprising conclusion. Asked if Israel plans a military strike on the Iranian nuclear facilities in Natanz near Isfahan, Barak replied: “We haven’t made any decision to do this . . . This entire thing is very far off.”

ZeroHedge properly blasted Pelosi two days ago in his take Nancy Pelosi Issues Statement On Soaring Gas Prices




Speculators? Such as the Federal Reserve and other central banks who have pumped $2 trillion of "liquidity" into the capital markets in the past 3 months just so Italian BTPs don't implode to fair value and so Europeans can continue living in a socialist "paradise" even as the bankers steal their gold?

Or is it the same congressional speculators who until recently had every right to front run the public on advance knowledge that the SPR would be tapped due to Democrat insistence to sacrifice America's last energy backstop only to win the election?

Whatever the reason for the gas surge, with these idiots in charge, one thing is certain - the situation is about to get far, far worse.
Staggering Idiocy

The idiocy of this government and central bank created mess is staggering. The Fed is actively encouraging speculators and the Obama government is angling for another Mideast war over weapons of mass destruction that once again do not even exist.

Instead of placing the blame on the Fed and on the warmongers, Pelosi is enough of an outright idiot to demand Congress do something to rein in speculators.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 23, 2012

100.0 level and 377 EMA may be key for $GBPJPY downside

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Fallen #Angels

Book of Enoch

Main article: 1 Enoch

The term "Watchers," is common in the Book of Enoch found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Book of the Watchers is the name for one section of the book (1 Enoch 6-36). It occurs in the Aramaic fragments in the phrase irin we-qadishin, "Watchers and Holy Ones", known from Aramaic Daniel.[3] The Aramaic irin "watchers" is rendered as "angel" (Greek angelos, Coptic malah) in the Greek and Ethiopian translations, although the usual Aramaic term for angel malakha does not occur in Aramaic Enoch.[4] The dating of this section of 1 Enoch is around 2nd-1st Century BCE. This book is based on one interpretation of the Sons of God passage in Genesis 6, according to which angels married with human females, giving rise to a race of hybrids known as the Nephilim. The term irin is primarily applied to disobedient Watchers who numbered a total of 200, and of whom their leaders are named, but equally Aramaic iri ("watcher" singular) is also applied to the obedient archangels who chain them, such as Raphael (1 Enoch 22:6).


Genesis 6, the Sons of God

Main article: Sons of God

The watchers story in Enoch derives from the sixth chapter Genesis, where the "Origin of the Nephilim" is described and the "Sons of God" who beget them are mentioned:

When men began to multiply on earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw how beautiful the daughters of man were, and so they took for their wives as many of them as they chose. Then the Lord said: "My spirit shall not remain in man forever, since he is but flesh. His days shall comprise one hundred and twenty years." At that time the Nephilim appeared on earth (as well as later), after the sons of God had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown. (Genesis 6:1-4)

Here, the "sons of God" are given no specific name or function; they could represent fallen angels, heavenly beings that mate with human women. The Book of Enoch regards these as the same angels who are referred to as the Benei Ha-Elohim (Eng. Sons of God) in the Book of Genesis. According to this belief, their sins filled the Earth with violence and the world was destroyed as a result of their intervention.

Names of 1 Enoch Watchers

In the Book of Enoch, the watchers are angels dispatched to Earth to watch over the humans. They soon begin to lust for human women, and at the prodding of their leader Samyaza, they defect en masse to illicitly instruct and procreate among humanity. The offspring of these unions are the Nephilim, savage giants who pillage the earth and endanger humanity. Samyaza and associates further taught their human charges arts and technologies such as weaponry, cosmetics, mirrors, sorcery, and other techniques that would otherwise be discovered gradually over time by humans, not foisted upon them all at once. Eventually God allows a Great Flood to rid the earth of the Nephilim, but first sends Uriel to warn Noah so as not to eradicate the human race. While Genesis says that the Nephilim remained "on the earth" even after the Great Flood, Jude says that the Watchers themselves are bound "in the valleys of the Earth" until Judgment Day. (See Genesis 6:4 and Jude 1:6, respectively)

There are 20 leaders in the Book of Enoch also called 1 Enoch the section that mentions them
reads:

“ 7. And these are the names of their leaders: Sêmîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. 8. These are their chiefs of tens." - R. H. Charles translation, The Book of the Watchers, Chapter VI. ”

These are the leaders of 200 angels in 1 Enoch that are turned into fallen Angels because they took wives, mated with human women, and taught forbidden knowledge.

Araqiel (also Arakiel, Araqael, Araciel, Arqael, Sarquael, Arkiel, Arkas) [5] taught humans the signs of the earth. However, in the Sibylline Oracles, Araqiel is referred to not as a fallen angel, or Watcher, but as one of the 5 angels who lead the souls of men to judgement, the other 4 being Ramiel, Uriel, Samiel, and Azazel.

Armaros (also Amaros) in Enoch I taught men the resolving of enchantments.

Azazel[6] taught men to make knives, swords, shields, and how to devise ornaments and cosmetics.

Gadriel taught the art of cosmetics.

Baraqel (Baraqiel) taught men astrology[7]

Bezaliel mentioned in Enoch I, left out of most translations because of damaged manuscripts and problematic transmission of the text.

Chazaqiel (sometimes Ezeqeel) taught men the signs of the clouds (meteorology).[5]

Kokabiel (also Kakabel, Kochbiel, Kokbiel, Kabaiel, and Kochab),[8] is a high-ranking, holy angel but, in general apocryphal lore and also in Enoch I, he is a fallen Watcher, resident of nether realms, and commands 365,000 surrogate spirits to do his bidding. Among other duties, he instructs his fellows in astrology.

Penemue[9] "taught mankind the art of writing with ink and paper," and taught "the children of men the bitter and the sweet and the secrets of wisdom."

Sariel (also Suriel) taught mankind about the courses of the moon (at one time regarded as forbidden knowledge).[10]

Samyaza (also Shemyazaz, Shamazya, Semiaza, Shemhazi, Semyaza and Amezyarak) is one of the leaders of the fall from heaven.[11]

Shamsiel, once a guardian of Eden,[12] served as one of the 2 chief aides to the archangel Uriel (the other aide being Hasdiel) when Uriel bore his standard into battle, and is the head of 365 legions of angels and also crowns prayers, accompanying them to the 5th heaven. He is referred to[13] as one of the Watchers. He is a fallen angel who teaches the signs of the sun.[14]

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A #message for #government #FED | CAUTION: #Revolutionary #minds at work!

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Let me SPELL it out for you f'ing idiots!



Full lyrics:

"Let It Die"

I'm a rockstar, I'm a dealer
I'm a servant, I'm a leader
I'm a saviour, i'm a sinner, i'm a killer
I'll be anything you want me to be

Silent as a witness
Make your heart race with a death kiss
I'm a soldier in a blood war
In the peace corp I'll be everything you'll ever be

Loser number zero
Play the victim, end up a hero
I'm a teacher, preacher
Liar, I am everything, anything

I'm a mover and a shaker
The oppressor, stimulator
I'm a coward I'm a fighter
I'm everything

It's revelation, celebration, graduation
Times collide watch the world awaken
All the past regrets from days gone by
Let it go, let it die

It's a new day for the faceless
Take the torches from the useless
First amendment, second guesses
All dependant, I'll do anything to help you

Fallen crosses, new alliance
Deep thinkers, modern science
Open guest list, all inclusive
No-one loses, everything you've always wanted

Honest answers for the bruises
Full disclosure, no excuses
Open handshake, clean slate
No hate, living history

Misery, information, revolution
Loading up for execution
Push the button, pull the trigger, I am everything
You are me, I am you

NEVER buy a #commodity #ETF! $UNG Where TF is the SEC and / or the CFTC on this theft?!

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I feel like many if not most ETFs are designed, by large banks no less, simply to steal money from people.

UNG has lost 50% of it's value over the last 12 months and 96% of it's value since inception (2007).

So now they are doing yet another reverse split to get the price back up well above the 5.00 level so they can take it down for 4 more years!

The funny thing about ETFs is it seems through the magic of reverse splits you can lose 100% of your money over and over and over and over..

My hope is that you can learn from my mistakes and this was a BAD one.. Never trust any commodity ETF because not only do they NOT track the underlying asset at all they can go to practically zero, do a 4 to 1 reverse split only to go to zero all over again and they have the ability to continue to do this over and over. Where TF is the SEC and / or the CFTC on this theft?!

My mistake was counting on zero.. As the price of a commodity drops and drops forever you can always have the comfort of knowing that a commodities price will never go to zero. Think again!

With a commodity ETF you can be long, go to zero, reverse split, go to zero, reverse split, go to zero, forever! It's like being short. With reverse splits you can lose 100% of your money x WHATEVER!

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Here's the story

Natural gas outrage of the day

"What is the point of having commodity tracking ETFs if it is to artificially boost their reference price through reverse splits just because you think that the quoted price does not look sexy enough? "

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Why UNG Is Worst Investment in the World: Opinion

"While there may be a terrific appetite for investors afraid or unwilling to engage in the futures market to bet on prices of natural gas or crude oil, there is really no good way to represent these commodities like stocks. Most of these ETFs are programmed to fail."

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UNG Sets 4-For-1 Reverse Share Split <-- source "U.S. Commodity Funds, the company behind some of the earliest futures-based commodities ETFs, is planning a 4-for-1 reverse split on its United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca:UNG - News) to pump up a share price that has fallen by more than half in the past year and by nearly 96 percent since its high in the summer of 2008." ---


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And here is a google search "ung cftc sec" Where TF are the SEC and CFTC on this fiat stealing bastard?!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

m15 $GBPJPY w/ 3 fibs

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Greg

Gold daily

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Sorry Twitpic was fried..

Looks dangerously bullish to me right now.. I'd watch for a close below that daily 23.6

Trade idea $AUDJPY

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I'm sorry but I feel I must continue to say that "this post is for educational purposes only". Trade only with your own analysis and manage your own risk. (Please see disclosure below)

That said I have entered an order to sell 2 lots 85.95 & 2 additional lots @ 86.19 making the avg 86.07, should both be hit. My stops will be placed @ 86.53 and 86.63 for total risk of 58x2 and 44x2 = 116 and 88 = -204 pips total risk. Targets will be 84.43 or 152x2 and 83.93 or 226x2 represented as 304 and 452 = +756 maximum profit potential.

Of course it is possible that one or none of these orders will be hit.

However, I feel if one or both did happen to be hit that this would be a relatively low risk / high reward trade.

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If we look at this in a fractal way, zooming in a bit, we see that the most recent high is 85.59 a break of that previous high may indicate a trip to at least the 23.6. We see a compressed tunnel at 85.28 and a trend supporting 377 EMA at 85.14. A break of and close below 85.06 could open up downside.

Possible early short entries would be resistance at 85.58 (very high risk) or a break and close below 85.39 which is the confluence of the smaller 23.6 and larger fib 61.8 as long as the tunnel and then the 377 EMA break this might not be a bad entry with a stop at 85.63. However the tunnel and 377 EMA do offer firm support in the immediate time frame.

As long as price remains above both the tunnel & the 377 EMA trend must be considered up.

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Greg

$DXY $GLD $DZZ interesting?

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I'm nibbling at $DZZ here thinking we have to get some mean reversion at some point?

Trade analysis $GBPJPY

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Here is the daily chart I post on Feb 20th, 2012 NOT a closed candle but.. $GBPJPY Daily

It peaked my interest because it was a bullish 161.8 (golden ration) touch and pullback.

I suspected some correction would occur so before bed last night I checked my m15 to find the nearest valid bearish 23.6 level which turned out to be 126.50 as shown on the following chart.

I had a short entry at 126.53 to catch a test of that level with a 126.83 stop above the 0.0 line which invalidates the trade (hence total risk was 30 pips).

Closed the trade manually after I got up for +68 pips

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This post is for informational purposes only (see disclaimer below). If you trade this setup you do so at your own risk.

Comments welcome

Greg

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Janet Napolitano: The new J. Edgar Hoover? by Nat Hentoff

Published on Aspen Daily News Online (http://www.aspendailynews.com)
Janet Napolitano: The new J. Edgar Hoover?

Writer:
Nat Hentoff

Byline:
Aspen Daily News Columnist

The Obama administration appears so confident of its expansion of the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney surveillance of our personal lives — starting with the Patriot Act — that at times it is beginning to resemble the legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who left many Americans fearful of saying or doing anything that could reveal an affiliation with communism.

In Hoover’s time, those who nonetheless exercised their First Amendment rights often found, as I did, that they had earned an FBI file and were considered possibly “subversive.” Why me? I had often criticized J. Edgar Hoover.

Are we returning to that state of fear? I ask this because of a Feb. 16 congressional hearing on “DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Monitoring of Social Networking and Media: Enhancing Intelligence Gathering and Ensuring Privacy.”

This hearing, an inquiry on the extent to which those of us who use social media are suspiciously regarded by the Department of Homeland Security as too critical of the Obama administration (and the department itself), was brought about by the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a valuable, fearless defender of our constitutional rights.

Through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, EPIC received 300 pages of documents on the department’s “’intelligence gathering’ practices,” according to the Infowars website (“Group Forces Congressional Hearing on Big Sis’ Twitter, Drudge Spying,” Steve Watson, infowars.com, Feb. 9). “Big Sis” (not “Big Brother”) is Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Dig this: Starting in 2010, reports Infowars, Homeland Security told outside contractors “to monitor the web for media reports and comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the agency or the federal government.”

This reminds me that during Hoover’s reign, a group that was never identified stole documents from a regional FBI office that was secretly tracking professors at a nearby college. The agents wanted to know which guest lecturers had been invited to a professor’s class. These findings were sent to newspapers, but only the Washington Post and I (at the Village Voice) published a number of them. (Two FBI agents even knocked on my door, but I politely wouldn’t let them in; I told them they didn’t have a warrant from a judge. They left and did not come back.)

As for Robert Mueller’s present-day FBI, the Infowars report cited a previous Reuters account that the Department of Homeland Security asked that contractors check “news media coverage on popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, Wikileaks, as well as news sites including the Huffington Post and The Drudge Report.”

Drudge recently made headlines on his website regarding the attention being paid him by Big Sis. Drudge didn’t make light of this story, no doubt read by reporters and editors around the country, out of self-importance. He wants everyone to know he’s being spied on.

So does the director of EPIC, Ginger McCall. With Big Sis not yet replying to her accusation, McCall says: “The Department of Homeland Security’s monitoring of political dissent has no legal basis and is contrary to core First Amendment principles” (infowars.com, Feb. 9).

What say you, President Obama? You sometimes remind us that you taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. Sir, I’d very much like to see the copy of the Constitution you used in extending the Bush-Cheney legacy.

EPIC’s Ginger McCall continues: “The idea that the government is constantly peering over your shoulder and listening to what you are saying creates a very chilling effect to legitimate dissent” (infowars.com, Feb. 9).

But EPIC has not been chilled into silence and is not alone in wanting to know whom Big Sis regards as a possibly dangerous dissenter. Since President Obama agrees with President Bush that this very land, the United States, has become a war zone, surely the CIA would be interested.

According to Infowars, Homeland Security officials say their search for dissonant views was just a test and “was quickly dropped as it did not meet ‘operational requirements or privacy standards’ which ‘expressly prohibit reporting on individuals’ First Amendment activities.’”

Does this reassure you? Do you trust what your government tells you?

EPIC does not. Says Infowars: “EPIC argues otherwise and has presented evidence that suggests the practice is being held up by the DHS (as) an example that should be emulated.”

At the end of its report, Infowars says of the present: “The DHS has openly announced that it is actively monitoring social media for signs of ‘social unrest ...’”

In my book, “The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance” (Seven Stories Press, 2003), I quoted Georgetown law professor David Cole, a ceaseless constitutionalist: “When the next terrorist attack occurs, are we going to remember the lessons that are now being learned about whether we went too far (for national security), or is the public going to say we didn’t go far enough and pass Patriot Act II and more? This is a critical moment for the public to engage on this issue about the proper balance between liberty and security.”

Every day this is becoming more of a critical issue — whichever political party is in power. We the People are not in power, but how many of us give a damn that Big Sis is checking on our grades as patriots?

I know James Madison’s answer: “Legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

How close are we coming to that end of who we used to be?

Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow.


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You may, or may not, agree with me as you like but I find this crap downright spooky.. It has never been like this in the United States of America that I know of in my lifetime..

Greg

Monday, February 20, 2012

NOT a closed candle but.. $GBPJPY Daily

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Ron Paul says U.S. is turning into a 'fascist system' dominated by government and businesses

By ASSOCIATED PRESS <--source Last updated at 7:02 AM on 19th February 2012


Ron Paul has warned the U.S. is 'slipping into a fascist system' dominated by government and businesses.

The Republican presidential candidate made the bold claim as he held a rally on Saturday - upstaging other nearby Republican Party banquets.

The Texas congressman drew thousands to Kansas City's Union Station while the party's establishment dined on steak across the street at the Missouri GOP's annual conference.

Bold: Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has said the U.S. is dominated by businesses and government and is suppressing individual rights.

Kansas Republicans were holding a similar convention in a suburb across the state line.

Paul staged his rally near the nation's World War I museum, asserting that the U.S. got off track about 100 years ago during the era of President Woodrow Wilson.
Wilson led the nation through World War I and unsuccessfully advocated for the nation's involvement in a forerunner of the United Nations.

'We've slipped away from a true Republic,' Paul said. 'Now we're slipping into a fascist system where it's a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen.'
Although campaign aides were aware, Paul told reporters after his speech that he did not know his rally was coinciding with long-established Missouri and Kansas Republican Party events, where Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell - a vice presidential prospect - was the keynote speaker.

Clash: Paul's rally coincided with long-established Missouri and Kansas Republican Party events - but some of their attendees slipped away to hear him speak

Several Republicans slipped away from the banquets to join the Paul rally.
Among them was Ralph Munyan, a Republican committeeman in Kansas City's home county, who said he agreed with Paul's warnings of a 'fascist system' and his pledge to the end nation's involvement in wars overseas and against drugs.

'His foreign policy is one of peace,' Munyan said.
Paul repeatedly denounced President Barack Obama's recent enactment of a law requiring military custody of anyone suspected to be associated with al-Qaida and involved in planning an attack on the U.S. Obama said when he signed the legislation that his administration would not authorize the indefinite military detention of American citizens without a trial.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

DOW-XAU Weekly view

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This weekly chart seems to clearly indicate that the gold silver index normally leads the DOW

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Greg

Friday, February 17, 2012

NATIVE ELDERS REVEAL CENTURIES OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL CONTACT LORE - #Star People

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by

Richard Boylan, Ph.D.

(c) 1996
For ten days in June, the Yankton Sioux Reservation on the windswept high plains of South Dakota was a gathering place for indigenous tribal leaders from around the globe and hundreds of Native and Euro-American listeners. The occasion was the Star Knowledge Conference and Sun Dance, convoked by Lakota (Sioux) spiritual leader Standing Elk in response to a vision. The vision showed that Native American spiritual knowledge about the Star Nations was to be shared. This Conference also fulfilled ancient Hopi and Lakota prophecies.
Spiritual shamans from the Plains tribes (Lakota, Oglala, Dakota, Blackfoot, Nakota) were joined by spokespersons from the Eastern (Iroquois, Oneida, Seneca and Choctaw) and Southwest (Hopi, Yaqui and Mayan) tribes. In addition, the chief Maori shaman came from New Zealand at the southern end of the world, as well as a professional formally residing in the land of the Saami people from the part of Scandinavia above the Arctic Circle.
They came because they had seen signs now occurring which had been predicted by ancient prophecies. These signs signified to them that the time had come to speak openly about their most closely-held oral traditions. These traditions include their origin from the stars, the influence of Star People visitors on the formation of their culture and their spiritual beliefs and ceremonies, and the imminent return of the Star Nations.

Unprecedented as this gathering was, further precedent was set when Standing Elk, in a published announcement with apology to all Elders, declared that this sacred knowledge "is to be shared with our brothers of the four directions", (the entire non-Native world). Additionally, he invited world-famous Euro/American experts on the Star Visitors to also speak at this gathering of elders. Among those speaking were such notables as former NATO intelligence Sgt.-Major Bob Dean, Harvard Professor John Mack, MD, author Whitley Strieber, CSETI assistant director Martin Keller, former acting Finnish Surgeon-General Rauni Kilde, MD, Professor Leo Sprinkle, Ph.D., ET research psychologist Richard Boylan, Ph.D., Professor Courtney Brown, Ph.D., Italian stigmatic-experiencer Giorgio Bongiovanni, German researcher Michael Hesemann, former CIA paranormal operatives Dea Martin and Derrel Sims, contactees Marilyn Carlson and Randolph Winters, and others.

This report is a summary of the Star Knowledge Conference. As such, it will necessarily not cover every topic or every speaker. Furthermore, because Native speakers have not presented their messages publicly before, while the Euro-American experts have been widely reported, this report will focus on the Native revelations.

Standing Elk, Lakota Keeper of the Six-Pointed Star Nation Altar, in his opening remarks noted that Medicine Men have the ability to communicate with the spiritual entities of Mother Earth, such as the Eagle, the Deer, the Coyote and the Star Nations.

"The Star Nations were the most crucial of all entities, becaus the thought of other races . communicating with the grassroots [indigenous] people would create a major threat to the religious systems, the economy and educational system of any government. The greatest fear in the governmental structures was the knowledge that all forms of `Star Governments' had no monetary systems within their governing structures. Their system was based on the mental, spiritual and universal laws with which they were too mentally and spiritually intelligent to break. The collapse of the monetary system within the United States Government and the Religious Denominations became a National Security issue, and so it became an easier task to make the Lakota/Dakota belief system illegal to participate [in] and practice." Standing Elk added that "The Lakota/Dakota Medicine Men are now being instructed to share spiritual knowledge of the Star Nations, because of the contamination of Mother Earth and the pollution of the air."

He spoke of as a child witnessing UFOs flying down the nearby Missouri River valley, green balls of light four times larger than a school auditorium. Through portholes on the sides of these ships he could see shadows of persons inside. During one encounter he met a seven-foot-tall man in white clothes who appeared like a middle-aged Caucasian. The room was filled with light. It contained computer-like machines which operated on light and "the law of thought".

Standing Elk talked about meeting another Sioux Medicine Man who confirmed that there are Star Visitors. Some are like ants, with big, black eyes and long fingers and toes. Some live out in the cosmos and some on the other side of the Moon. Sioux legends relate that they came from the Pleiades, with others coming from the Sirius and Orion systems. He related about having visitations in the sweat lodge from the "Gray" Zetas, who bear messages and provide answers to questions. Standing Elk talked about being visited by a five-foot-tall, orange-skinned Star Visitor with large eyes. He also mentioned blue and green Star People, and "a hundred other races you don't know about." He asserted that "the way of the Stars is in every culture."

Moving to a religious theme, he said that Jesus was a Star Man. Standing Elk noted that the symbols found on the wreckage of the Roswell UFO crash each had two meanings: a universal law and a spiritual law. During a subsequent presentation he presented interpretations of these various Star Visitor symbols which he had received from Star People who manifested during sweat lodge ceremonies.

The next speaker, Oglala spiritual advisor Floyd Hand, continued the religious theme, speaking about the Avatars (world religious teachers), such as Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, (the Star Person who gave the Sioux their spiritual history, health practices, and ceremonies). "The Avatars are Star People". He said that seven different galaxies are represented on the Earth. "Each Native American tribe has its ET race [of origination counterpart]". The Star People will return in the latter part of the 1990s. Changes will happen as their time draws near. The first sign is floods, fires and earthquakes. There will be a world Great Drought in 1997-1999. Many will starve. There will be destruction of electrical and sewer lines, loss of cities and many lives. In 1998 White Buffalo Calf Woman is coming back to Turtle Island (the U.S.). There are Four Omens. The First Omen was the recent birth of a white buffalo calf on a White ranch, whose hide eventually turned the other colors of the Four Nations (yellow, red and black). The Second Omen was the birth of another white buffalo calf to a Sioux rancher, but it died. "We have no right to destroy four-leggeds and winged creatures for our purposes." The Third Omen was a third white calf, but no one is listening despite human suffering and death. The Fourth Omen will be the Star People coming and visiting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Floyd Hand urged people to get away from urban hubbub and sharpen their senses. He added, "Start putting in a garden, put away food; it's going to be hard. There will be a new government." Hand sees the end of the current "world" on January 21, 2021.

Elder Paula Underwood gave an Iroquois perspective on off-planet lifeforms. She described the many appearance-forms of the extraterrestrials. In answer to the question of whether we can form community with them, she replied that "all who walk on two legs are our brothers and sisters. We come from the unity of the Universe." Underwood told of an Iroquois oral tradition of a Star Nations telepathic message to the Iroquois: "We are Coming." The Iroquois Elders thought-responded, "Don't come; we are not prepared." The Star Visitors replied, "Prepare yourself."

Lakota Elder Harry Charger discussed the oral tradition of the Sioux peoples. There have been many Star People visitations with the Sioux during sweat lodge ceremonies. Charger said that 50% of what we see of Star Visitor appearances are mental projections from the Visitors. He said that the Star Nations are concerned about our destruction of the planet. He told of, as a boy, being instructed by his grandmother to make a ball that didn't bounce. Later the village grandmothers gathered to try out tossing this gentle-landing ball he made. They smiled with satisfaction as it soft-landed. Years later he realized the point: that the soft-lander ball was a ritual reenactment of a space vehicle which had touched down on the Lakota lands.

The Lakota Elder told the Sioux spiritual origin legend. Two Lakota scouts were out away from the tribe when a young, beautiful, pale-white luminous woman appeared to them, White Buffalo Calf Woman. She gave them important instructions about their origin, and spiritual teachings and ceremonies to bring back to their people. One scout had lustful thoughts for the woman and sought to approach her erotically. He perished. The other scout had paid respectful attention and brought back her teachings to the people, who have been sustained by them. Charger said that each of us faces the same choice: how will each of us react to the return of the Star People's presence?

Finnish physician Rauni-Leena Kilde spoke of the Star Nations experience among the Saami (Arctic Circle indigenous dwellers) people she was raised with above the Arctic Circle and in Scandinavia. [Airman Charles Hall revealed that the Saami are drescendants of immigrants from Barnard's Star.] Her first remembered contact was when she was in a severe car crash. As she laid there mortally injured, a small Star Visitor was at her side working on healing her injured liver. Later the hospital staff could not understand how she survived the crash. Later she remembered Star Visitor contacts as a child living among the Saami. She reported that there is a change of attitude in Scandinavia and the European Union about cosmic contacts. She hears positive reactions to Star Visitor encounters. In Scandinavia the so-called "Grey aliens" [Zetas] are rare. Most common there are the small, short, wrinkled "Dwarf" Star Visitors. Her country borders Russia, whose cosmonauts were threatened with death if they talked openly about UFO encounters.
Steve Red Buffalo (Lakota) gave a talk about the Star People coming down from the Pleiades. The Sioux trace their origin to that Seven Sisters constellation. The Pleiades have a connection with the chanupa, the sacred pipe, which symbolizes the union of the Earth (stone bowl) with the Sky (hollow stem through which smoke is drawn and sent heavenward.)

Dakota spiritual leader Chanupa Wambdi Wicasa (Deer Man) startled those listening by stating that the current Pope, John Paul II, is a Pipe Carrier (a Native-American spirituality tradition- keeper). The Pope fasted and entered into a sweat lodge ceremony with the Dakota while visiting in Canada, and congratulated the Dakota for keeping their traditions and ceremonies.

Deer Man interpreted a recent Crop Circle design as containing a highly relevant message. This Crop Circle consisted of five concentric circles. The first four circles are like orbit paths around a central sun, with a planet-like "bead" imbedded in each orbit circle except the third one. The outermost ring is a chain of densely-packed "beads" of varying sizes. The entire Crop Circle is the Circle of Life. The four inner circles are the traditional Four Nations of humanity: white, yellow, red and black. The smallest circle near the nucleus is the White Race. Spirit gave the White Race responsibility for Fire. The White Man forgot his responsibility, and so created the nuclear bomb. The White Race's elliptical orbit indicates that it is out of balance. The second orbit is the Black Race, which has the responsibility for Water. They have forgotten their responsibility. As a result, the waters are contaminated, and this causes cancer. The third orbit is the Red Race, whose "planet-bead" is missing. The Red Race has responsibility for the Earth. Their "bead" is missing because the Red Nation still walks with the Tunkashilas (Grandfathers, spiritual guides). The fourth orbit is the Yellow Race, whose responsibility is the air. But Asian-sponsored factories pollute the air. Deer Man commented that "we have brought these imbalances on ourselves. The Red Race has responsibility for the land, but cannot do so because of herbicides, acid rain and underground nuclear testing." Spirit told Deer Man that the other races were to follow the Red Way of Life too, but have lost it.

The outermost circle is the Star Nations. "The Star Nations are here to help us." The Earth was out of balance, and is rebalancing its tilt. "We have to help the Earth come back into balance. Time as you know it is coming to an end, sooner than you think. There will not be cars or TVs." He said that the Grandfathers taught him that we are coming to the end of the Fourth World. We are about to enter the Fifth World. [This concurs with similar Hopi prophecies.] "It will take Nine Worlds before we get to the Spirit World."

The adopted son of Grandfather Titus, Keeper of the Hopi Prophecy Tablets, Roy Little Sun, was scheduled to speak on behalf of his grandfather. Because of difficulties, he designated Eric Skywalker to speak in his stead. He told of a Solar System planetary alignment sequence moving into place which is powerful for the Earth. The outer planets line up with the planets near Earth. "The power of the heavens steps down to the Earth. The New Moon [June 16-Conference conclusion] is an opening of a gate of Star Knowledge." Eric said that the Star Knowledge Conference is like a Medicine Wheel. Conference participants will radiate out to spread the information to others: "taking the teachings of the Star People and applying them to human interactions."

Norbert Running, a Lakota Medicine Man, was one of the first to participate in the revived Sun Dance of modern times. He chastised latter-day Native American "neo-traditionalists" as contaminated by Christian missionaries, believing in devils, and making up bureaucratic religion rules. Norbert Running said that most Indians on the reservations believe in the Natural Way of spirituality. He urged everyone to "cultivate Spirit Guides to help you in the life path." He learned most of what he knows in the Yuwipi, Spirit Calling-In, ceremony. He told of legendary Sioux Elder Black Elk having a prophetic vision of racial unity, a rainbow lodge with the Four Nations together. He also spoke of the Hopi prophecy of Red and White brothers working together.

The chief Spiritual Elder of all the Maori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Mac Wiremu Ruka, accepted Standing Elk's invitation to share the ancient truths and prophecies of his people.

Since age three, Elder Ruka had been taught the genealogies, secrets and incantations of the cosmic and Earth realms. A special star alignment in 1988 told the old Maori Grandmothers that the time had arrived to bring out publicly the Old Stories which had been kept hidden for centuries, and that Elder Ruka was the one designated to speak. The Maori Elder related accounts of the star origin of his people. In a moving candle-lit ritual, he created a twelve-woman ceremonial circle at the Conference to speak for Spirit and set the proper vibration for creating such awareness.

Choctaw Medicine Man Panther (Preston Scott) told of how he was designated to follow the path of the heyoka (sacred trickster). One day as a boy he was being walked to school by his mother. A dark storming cloud came up from the west. His mother told him to run to his grandfather's house. He made it as far as his grandfather's yard when a lightning bolt struck so close to him that the heat and energy flipped him over. He landed on his feet still running and went up on his grandfather's porch. Being struck by lightning is Spirit designation as heyoka.

As an adult, Panther was climbing a hill one day and received a vision of three Grandfathers. He was told that he was going to go north to the Lakota land, where they would give him a foundation of spiritual knowledge to take back to his people, because the Choctaw had lost their spiritual ways. Now he is seeing spirituality rising among the Choctaw.

An inipi (sweat lodge) ceremony for a Sun Dancer was led by Panther on the night of June 15. As we prayed inside the totally-dark lodge, there appeared two rectangular-shaped lights, about the size of bricks, dancing near the upper east wall. Panther commented that there were six spirits inside the lodge. After the lodge, we learned from others waiting outside that, during the sweat lodge, a high UFO went across the sky. At first it looked like a satellite, but then it stopped and gyrated in geometric patterns of flight.

Eagle Pipe Man (Galen Drapeau), a Lakota Medicine Man, is a carrier of the Elk medicine bundle. His spiritual path was deepened when he almost died during brain surgery, and had an out-of-body-experience where he met an old Indian medicine man adjusting energy particles coming out of people's bodies.Eagle Pipe Man told of seeing UFOs flying over Bear Butte, a volcanic peak in the Black Hills and the sacred heart of the Sioux Nation. Then he spoke about the Star Nation Altars. These are sacred ritual-object altars kept by certain designated spiritual leaders as shrines where knowledge of the Star People is gathered, kept and honored. The Lakota Elder said that Star Nation Altars send a blue light up to the heavens, which the Star People can see as a beacon.

He told of doing a ceremony for a woman, during which a Star Elder came in and landed nearby. The Star Visitor was tall, gray, and had large eyes. Eagle Pipe Man did the Calling-In Song, and the tunkashilas (Grandfather Spirits) came in, went over and held the Star Elder. The Star Elder told them some things: Mother Earth is dying; their (the Star Elder's) planet is dead, lifeless. He is telling Holy Bull this because the Native Americans have the Spirit. Mother Earth will clean the ozone.

Eagle Pipe Man had an advising Dream one year ago to go to a spiritual gathering where sacred bundles and pipes were placed together. That Dream was fulfilled on June 23rd at Greengrass, South Dakota. In an unprecedented joining, the three sacred bundles of the Sioux (the pipe), the Cheyenne (arrows) and the Arapaho (sacred hat) were brought together. This fulfills a prophecy about the beginning of the Thousand Years of Peace.

Rod Shenandoah, a Blackfoot-Oneida medicine man, in a side lecture during the Sun Dance ceremonies, talked about the visitations from the Star People which he, Wallace Black Elk, and many other medicine persons, chiefs and other Native Americans have experienced. He pointed out that "Indians consider themselves privileged" when such Star Nation contacts occur. They consider such visits to be sacred events. Wallace Black Elk had a visit by Star Visitors while he was in isolation on a spiritual hanblechia (fast and Vision Quest).

In a final teaching round adjacent to the Sun Dance, Standing Elk said that the Star People are here to teach, to foster spiritual growth, and to prepare us for dealing with the challenging Earth Changes coming up in the next several years. The Star People are included as honored Elders in the Native American key reverential saying, "Mitakuye oyasin!" (All [are] my relations).

Standing Elk spoke of the Star Visitors communicating telepathically with Indians, and that the original Spiritual Language of the Sioux [different from conversational Lakota] is a language of a few cryptic key words, designed to stimulate, and be supplemented by, full additional telepathic communication. The same Star People who visit the Sioux also visit the Hopi Indians. He said that the Star People and the Indians have the same DNA. Standing Elk noted that there is Big News coming, "fast changes, but they are slow in arriving." He also commented that the Star People are also aware of the Law of Karma.

Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Nation, had called for a World Peace and Prayer Day on June 21, Summer Solstice. This was in response to prophecies shared by spiritual leaders and Elders at the United Nations, that it is time to begin global healing by working towards world peace and harmony.

While Looking Horse, the other Sacred Bundle Keepers, and many others gathered at Grey Horn Butte (Devil's Tower National Monument), Standing Elk and those participating in the Sun Dance on the Yankton Sioux Reservation held an observance in support. As representatives of the Four Nations stood in the Four Directions doorways of the Sun Dance, and the gathered dancers and participants prayed, high above the central Sun Dance pole a thin hollow circle of cirrus cloud formed around the sun, refracting within itself a perfectly circular rainbow. Although the wind was up from the west, and other scattered clouds blew by, the circular rainbow remained perfect and immobile for over an hour, as witnessed by all the participants. In the Bible the rainbow is described as a sign of peaceful favor from the one the Indians know as the Great Spirit. Perhaps Tunkashila was indicating that we can approach the end of the Fourth World and our emergence into the Fifth World with hope.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

This is one of my favorite FX trade setups

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The sample of this setup happens to be on m1 because that's what I was doing at the moment ;) However, this setup is valid on any time frame..

It offers very tight stops.

Apparently the initial drop to 61.8 is early sellers and in my opinion the ensuing 23.6 test is the standard stop hunt procedure.

This post is for informational purposes only. Use at your own risk!

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Special post request: Who TF ARE the Rothschild's anyway?

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This is a special post request by @makinggood1 (on twitter) I guess he's the apparent Rothschild "expert", so talk to him about it.

I have rounded up (some) information on the Rothschild's but there is MUCH more out there for anyone who wants to spend their entire life in the pursuit of only ONE conspiracy! So if you want more do your OWN research!

MY goal is to unravel, understand ALL conspiracies so I cannot and will not devote my entire life to any single one!

In my opinion were all the Rothchild's to DIE today we wouldn't be a bit better off!

Greg

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Rothschild family history (New World Order)

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the reason of things Ecclesiastes 7:25

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Ecclesiastes 7:25

I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My fib based 377 EMA sure SEEMS like it matters.. Check it out $AUDUSD

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Hastings closing Range Line store Thirty-five jobs lost

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The beat goes on.. Improving economy huh?

Greg

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February 15, 2012

From staff reports

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Hastings Entertainment store in Joplin will close March 21, the company announced Wednesday. Thirty-five full-time and part-time jobs will be lost.

It is the latest in a string of closings announced by Hastings, based in Amarillo, Texas. The Joplin store is at 526 S. Range Line Road in the NorthPoint Shopping Center.

“The Joplin, Missouri store is closing due to store operating profit being less than required by management,” the company said in an unsigned statement.

Employees at the Joplin store referred calls to Dan Crow, vice president and chief executive officer, who was unavailable for comment on Wednesday. There was no word on the fate of the Pittsburg, Kan., store.

Hastings has closed ast least six other stores within the last year, including those in Greeley, Colo.; Topeka, Kan.; Cordova, Tenn., and Albuquerque, N.M.

The Texas company has been losing money, according to its latest quarterly report, which was released in November.

Net losses hit $5.5 million, or 65 cents per share, for the three months ended Oct. 31, 2011, compared to a net loss of $3.1 million, or 35 cents per share, for the same quarter one year earlier. Net losses came to $9.2 million, or $1.07 per share, for the nine months ended Oct. 31, 2011, compared to net loss of $2.1 million, or 23 cents pher share for the comparable period in 2010.

“Our third quarter results reflect a continuation of comparable weak slates for books, movies and video games,” John Marmaduke, chief executive officer and chairman, said in a statement when the financial results were released. “Furthermore, we continue to be impacted by the shift toward the digital delivery of books, along with the increasing growth of rental kiosks and subscription-based services in movie rentals. Additionally, the current economic environment continues to impact consumer discretionary spending, thereby reducing average purchases, as customers are choosing lower-priced products.”

Hastings opened what it is calling its “newest concept store,” TRADESMART, on Aug. 1, 2011, in Littleton, Colo., featuring 400,000 predominantly used and new books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and game systems, along with consumer electronics and more. TRADESMART allows customers to sell back for cash or store credit entertainment products they have already used.

'Who runs Greece? Bankers who pit poor vs poor'

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Weekly view $AUDUSD

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Testing a still mildly bullish m15 tunnel from below $AUDUSD

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Testing a still mildly bullish m15 tunnel from below..

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today's mail: "No One But Paul" #RonPaul2012

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I say support the man JUST TO PISS OFF THE STATUS QUO!

Greg

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February 14, 2012

Ron Paul Breaks Through Yet Another Media-Mandated "Ceiling"
We know that Ron Paul has powerful enemies and an uphill fight the whole way. But we are starting to turn the tide. Throughout 2011 the establishment pundits kept saying that Ron Paul had a ceiling; "5%, ok maybe 10%".

Then came the Iowa Caucuses - "Now we know what Ron Paul's definite ceiling is: it's 21%."

Then came New Hampshire - "Ron Paul's high water mark is 23%, he will go downhill from here."

Then came Minnesota - "Ron Paul's ceiling is 27%, that's as much as he will ever get."

A few days later Ron Paul got 36% of the vote in Maine, and lo and behold, the pundits stopped talking about the "ceiling".

They know that even if Ron Paul's support stopped growing overnight, a 36% ceiling in a hypothetical three-way race in the general election is pretty darn good - and just about enough to win the Presidency!


"No One But Paul" Money Bomb

Ron Paul's supporters have launched a massive moneybomb donation event for today. They know that only Ron Paul can beat Obama and that any vote for Romney, Santorum or Gingrich is a wasted vote because those establishment candidates would lose in a landslide against Obama.

If you agree with this sentiment, help us send a clear message to the GOP establishment and participate in the "No One But Paul" moneybomb. Check out the grassroots-run NoOneButPaul.com website and/or donate directly at Ron Paul's official campaign website RonPaul2012.com.

Would you vote for anyone but Ron Paul in the general election? The results of a survey conducted by RonPaul.com (Which Potential GOP Tickets Would Ron Paul Supporters Vote For?) seem to indicate that the GOP direly needs Ron Paul on the ticket to secure the liberty movement's support.


In a Nutshell: Ron Paul's Foreign Policy

Look, we are bankrupt as a nation. Our army marches in Chinese boots, while our air force flies on Saudi oil. We cannot continue to enforce a Pax Americana while our southern border allows illegals and terrorists to pour into our country. Bring our soldiers home. Secure America first. And we certainly shouldn't be footing the defense bill for countries with whom our industries compete in the global marketplace.

Charts you MUST see AND understand! | #ows #TeaParty #LiveFreeOrDie

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Gresham's Law
Contrarian Insights into Markets & Political Economy

Charting the Federal Reserve’s Assets – 1915 to 2012
Feb 13, 2012

Here we present a history of the Fed in charts. As you’ll surely glean from the below — the Fed has degenerated from a by and large passive institution (dealing only in high-quality self-liquidating commercial paper and gold) to an active pursuant of junk, an enabler of wars, a ‘benevolent’ combatant of the depressions of its own creation, a central planner of employment & prices and of course a forgiving friend to inconvenient market follies.

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