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  • Meremark commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 30, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-30 21:38:53View | Delete

    - It hardly makes sense that Ferguson-resident demonstrators set arsons in their neighborhood. It makes all sorts of sense — we might have suspected this without evidence — that SWAT-types invading Ferguson set cars and businesses on fire, cop arsons, in order to claim demonstrators rioted and, y’know, cop job security. Also, if police set [...]

  • - I believe it, metamars, and I’m glad to see it said. Sure it is speculative. And any source who is privy to such communications being true, an inside insider, would deny to the death being the source. Of course no source is identified. Which leaves the reader to judge for themselves, according to experience, [...]

  • Meremark commented on the diary post Journalism on Life Support? by CenterLeftOrg.

    2013-08-19 22:18:49View | Delete

    Seeing that brazen lawless street abduction for lowly (but private citizen) assistant world-famous journalists, now suppressed news sounds reasonable and certainly plausible, not wacky at all, saying evidence incriminates spooks & CIAville for murdering journalists. Open true media could make Congress re-vote Amash-style bills to remove NSA and CIA from the Federal Budget and get the [...]

  • there is no ‘national party’. that’s over.

    but there is, forming, interstate correspondence councils which seats the 50 governors (with delegations) negotiating and settling commerce among the States, irrespective and disrespectful of D.C. nationalism

    among the States, and ‘commerce’ regions, delegations compile drafts of U.S. Consti2tion. copied and customized for USA-1, USA-2, …, USA-n, since we need some downsizing going on.

  • Meremark commented on the diary post Obama State Dept. Leaving Citizens in the Dark About Exact Keystone XL Pipeline Route by Steve Horn.

    2013-06-29 00:30:51View | Delete

    - This reminds me of the 1950s time GHWBush — ‘landman’ (also CIA ‘asset’ since 1947, rookie class) — trudged around Texas (knowing Top Secret insider information before publicly told of oil locations and amounts), where he would cajole or intimidate landowners to sign away oil concessions dirt cheap, as it were. Which was the [...]

  • Meremark commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Tobacco Road

    2010-11-03 23:24:18View | Delete

    ‘night Suz. from down the Valley.

    Hi, I just got here.

  • Meremark commented on the blog post QEII Arrives: Fed Announces Treasury Purchases

    2010-11-03 22:26:46View | Delete


    I’ve been lately reading about the Fed . . .

    The Federal Reserve Is Holding A Conference On Jekyll Island To Celebrate 100 Years Of Dominating America: “A Return to Jekyll Island: The Origins, History, and Future of the Federal Reserve”

    The Federal Reserve is going back to Jekyll Island to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the infamous 1910 Jekyll Island meeting that spawned the draft legislation that would ultimately create the U.S. Federal Reserve. The title of this conference is “A Return to Jekyll Island: The Origins, History, and Future of the Federal Reserve”, and it will be held on November 5th and 6th in the exact same building where the original 1910 meeting occurred. In November 1910, the original gathering at Jekyll Island included U.S. Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department A.P. Andrews and many representatives from the upper crust of the U.S. banking establishment. That meeting was held in an environment of absolute and total secrecy. 100 years later, Federal Reserve bureaucrats will return to Jekyll Island once again to “celebrate” the history and the future of the Federal Reserve.

    Sadly, most Americans have no idea how the Federal Reserve came into being. Forbes magazine founder Bertie Charles Forbes was perhaps the first writer to describe the secretive nature of the original gathering on Jekyll Island in a national publication….

    Picture a party of the nation’s greatest bankers stealing out of New York on a private railroad car under cover of darkness, stealthily riding hundred of miles South, embarking on a mysterious launch, sneaking onto an island deserted by all but a few servants, living there a full week under such rigid secrecy that the names of not one of them was once mentioned, lest the servants learn the identity and disclose to the world this strangest, most secret expedition in the history of American finance. I am not romancing; I am giving to the world, for the first time, the real story of how the famous Aldrich currency report, the foundation of our new currency system, was written… The utmost secrecy was enjoined upon all. The public must not glean a hint of what was to be done. Senator Aldrich notified each one to go quietly into a private car of which the railroad had received orders to draw up on an unfrequented platform. Off the party set. New York’s ubiquitous reporters had been foiled… Nelson (Aldrich) had confided to Henry, Frank, Paul and Piatt that he was to keep them locked up at Jekyll Island, out of the rest of the world, until they had evolved and compiled a scientific currency system for the United States, the real birth of the present Federal Reserve System, the plan done on Jekyll Island in the conference with Paul, Frank and Henry… Warburg is the link that binds the Aldrich system and the present system together. He more than any one man has made the system possible as a working reality.

    It was a system that was designed by the bankers and for the bankers. Now, the bureaucrats running the system are returning to Jekyll Island to congratulate themselves. Those attending the conference on November 5th and 6th include Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Goldman Sachs managing director E. Gerald Corrigan and the heads of the various regional Federal Reserve banks. You can view the entire agenda of the conference right here. It looks like that there will be plenty of hors d’oeuvres to go around, but should the Federal Reserve really be celebrating their accomplishments at a time when the U.S. economy is literally falling to pieces?

    Today, 63 percent of Americans do not think that they will be able to maintain their current standard of living. 1.47 million Americans have been unemployed for more than 99 weeks. We are facing a complete and total economic disaster.

    Today, the Federal Reserve has more power over the economy than any other single institution in the United States. It is the Fed that primarily determines if we will see high inflation or low inflation, whether the money supply with expand or contract and whether we will have high interest rates or low interest rates. The President and the U.S. Congress have far less power to influence the economy than the Federal Reserve does.

    As this election has demonstrated, the American people are absolutely furious about the state of the U.S. economy, but American voters have been mostly blaming our politicians. They just don’t understand that it is actually the Federal Reserve that has the most control over the performance of the economy.

    It would be hard to understate how powerful the U.S. Federal Reserve really is in 2010. U.S. Representative Ron Paul recently told MSNBC that he believes that the Federal Reserve is actually more powerful than Congress…..

    “The regulations should be on the Federal Reserve. We should have transparency of the Federal Reserve. They can create trillions of dollars to bail out their friends, and we don’t even have any transparency of this. They’re more powerful than the Congress.”

    So how has the Federal Reserve performed over the years?

    Well, since 1913 inflation has been on a relentless march upwards, U.S. government debt has increased exponentially and the U.S. dollar has lost over 96 percent of its value.

    That is not a record to be celebrating.

    The truth is that the Federal Reserve was created to enslave the United States government in an endlessly expanding spiral of debt from which it would never be able to escape. As I wrote about yesterday, that is exactly what has happened. The U.S. government debt is escalating at an exponential rate. It is a trap from which the U.S. government will never be able to get out of under our current system.

    Now many at the Federal Reserve are touting more “quantitative easing” as the solution to our economic problems. But anyone with a brain should be able to see that creating a gigantic pile of paper money out of thin air and dumping it into the economy is only going to make our long-term problems even worse.

    But the Federal Reserve system was never designed to benefit the American people. It was designed to make massive amounts of money for the banking establishment. As I wrote about in “11 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Is Bad”, the Federal Reserve was created to transfer wealth from the American people to the U.S. government and from the U.S. government to the super wealthy.

    The sad truth is that the Federal Reserve is at the very core of our economic and financial problems, and that is nothing to celebrate.

    Well, of course, such an anniversary being feted this week — Back! to Jekyll Island, Georgia — sent me reminiscing back to original source material that dropped the scales from my eyes … since the internet came around.

    Secrets of the Federal Reserve ~ The history, organization and controlling interests behind the Federal Reserve — by Eustace Mullins, 1983

    Chapter 1: Jekyll Island
    Paul Warburg and the Jekyll Island conference of 1910

    The Jekyll Island Hunt Club
    On the night of November 22, 1910, a group of newspaper reporters stood disconsolately in the railway station at Hoboken, New Jersey. They had just watched a delegation of the nation’s leading financiers leave the station on a secret mission. It would be years before they discovered what that mission was, and even then they would not understand that the history of the United States underwent a drastic change after that night in Hoboken.

    The delegation had left in a sealed railway car, with blinds drawn, for an undisclosed destination. They were led by Senator Nelson Aldrich, head of the National Monetary Commission. President Theodore Roosevelt had signed into law the bill creating the National Monetary Commission in 1908, after the tragic Panic of 1907 had resulted in a public outcry that the nation’s monetary system be stabilized. Aldrich had led the members of the Commission on a two-year tour of Europe, spending some three hundred thousand dollars of public money. He had not yet made a report on the results of this trip, nor had he offered any plan for banking reform.

    Accompanying Senator Aldrich at the Hoboken station were his private secretary, Shelton; A. Piatt Andrew, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and Special Assistant of the National Monetary Commission; Frank Vanderlip, president of the National City Bank of New York; Henry P. Davison, senior partner of J.P. Morgan Company, and generally regarded as Morgan’s personal emissary; and Charles D. Norton, president of the Morgan-dominated First National Bank of New York. Joining the group just before the train left the station were Benjamin Strong, also known as a lieutenant of J.P. Morgan; and Paul Warburg, a recent immigrant from Germany who had joined the banking house of Kuhn, Loeb.

    The Plan for a New Central Bank
    The “monetary reform” plan prepared at Jekyll Island was to be presented to Congress as the completed work of the National Monetary Commission. It was imperative that the real authors of the bill remain hidden. So great was popular resentment against bankers since the Panic of 1907 that no Congressman would dare to vote for a bill bearing the Wall Street taint, no matter who had contributed to his campaign expenses. The Jekyll Island plan was a central bank plan, and in this country there was a long tradition of struggle against inflicting a central bank on the American people.

    It had begun with Thomas Jefferson’s fight against Alexander Hamilton’s scheme for the First Bank of the United States, backed by James Rothschild. It had continued with President Andrew Jackson’s successful war against Alexander Hamilton’s scheme for the Second Bank of the United States, in which Nicholas Biddle was acting as the agent for James Rothschild of Paris.

    The result of that struggle was the creation of the Independent Sub-Treasury System, which supposedly had served to keep the funds of the United States out of the hands of the financiers. A study of the panics of 1873, 1893, and 1907 indicates that these panics were the result of the international bankers’ operations in London. The public was demanding in 1908 that Congress enact legislation to prevent the recurrence of artificially induced money panics. Such monetary reform now seemed inevitable. It was to head off and control such reform that the National Monetary Commission had been set up with Nelson Aldrich at its head, since he was majority leader of the Senate.

    The main problem, as Paul Warburg informed his colleagues, was to avoid the name “Central Bank”. For that reason, he had decided upon the designation of “Federal Reserve System”. This would deceive the people into thinking it was not a central bank. However, the Jekyll Island plan would be a central bank plan, fulfilling the main functions of a central bank; it would be owned by private individuals who would profit from ownership of shares. As a bank of issue, it would control the nation’s money and credit.

    It goes on, book length, as seen in the Table of Contents:

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements and author profile
    Ezra Pound as the inspiration for this research
    Introduction by Ezra Pound. Opinion from Thomas Jefferson about the central bank.
    1: Jekyll Island
    Paul Warburg and the Jekyll Island conference of 1910
    2: The Aldrich Plan
    The bankers lobby for the Aldrich bill to establish a new central bank
    3: The Federal Reserve Act
    Wilson is elected President and the Federal Reserve Act is passed (1912-14)
    4: The Federal Advisory Council
    The bankers control the membership of the regional oversight board
    5: The House of Rothschild
    The Rothschild family dominates the banking of London and Europe
    6: The London Connection
    The banks that own the Fed are controlled from London
    7: The Hitler Connection
    J.H. Schroder Bank and the financing of Adolf Hitler
    8: World War One
    Kuhn, Loeb Company and the management of the Great War
    9: The Agricultural Depression
    Looting of the rural banks and the independent farmers (1920-21)
    10: The Money Creators
    Control of the money supply, trade credit, and interest rates
    11: Lord Montagu Norman
    The Bank of England, gold transfers, and the Roaring 20s
    12: The Great Depression
    The Fed pops the speculative bubble and the insiders profit
    13: The 1930s
    The Fed during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
    14: Congressional Expose
    Charting the banking and business connections of the Fed directors


  • - CFITS – cringe factor is too sensitive: my vote for Twtr abbrev. o’the hr. dd/mm/yy. I’m stealing it, stealing uncomprised and non-negotiably because my CFITS. – - Sorry for interrupting myself. The CFITS device is just totally creatively potentiated. What I started to say was about Gregg Levine’s ” wondering what’s behind the ineloquent words, [...]