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Europe is in turmoil, governments change and the fall of two prime ministers (Berlusconi in Italy and Papandreu in Greece) are clear indication that things are going to change. The question is now: “Are they going to change for the better?

You see, three of the main European figures, two prime ministers and the president of the Central European Bank tied up with the BIG financial system, and with two Goldman Sachs men among them, it’s a little bit SCARY! We’ll see what they’ll do but my first thought is “What the HELL are Goldman Sachs AND THE FED doing in the European Governments?

Let’s see who the new prime ministers are:

Italy: Mario Monti
Monti is a Praesidium member of Friends of Europe, a leading European think tank, was the first chairman of Bruegel, a European think tank founded in 2005, and he is European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, a think tank founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller. He is also a leading member of the Bilderberg Group. He also is an international adviser to Goldman Sachs and The Coca-Cola Company.

Greece: Lucas Papademos
He has served as Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1980. He joined the Bank of Greece in 1985 as Chief Economist, rising to Deputy Governor in 1993 and Governor in 1994. During his time as Governor of the national bank, Papademos was involved in Greece’s transition from the drachma to the euro as its national currency.
After leaving the Bank of Greece in 2002, Papademos became the Vice President to Wim Duisenberg (and then Jean-Claude Trichet) at the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010. In 2010 he left that position to serve as an advisor to Prime Minister George Papandreou. (That didn’t work out quite as planned, now, did it?)

President of the Central European Bank: Mario Draghi
Draghi was then vice chairman and managing director of Goldman Sachs International and a member of the firm-wide management committee (2002–2005). A controversy existed on his duties while employed at Goldman Sachs. Pascal Canfin (MEP) asserted Draghi was involved in swaps for European governments, namely Greece, trying to disguise their countries’ economic status.

The LAST Republican President, nuked the world economy, instead.


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1600: England was determined to keep control of both the American colonies and the natural resources they controlled. To do this, the English limited the money supply and made it illegal for the colonies to mint coins of their own. Instead, the colonies were forced to trade using English bills of exchange that could only be redeemed for English goods, from chartered British Corporations, such as British East India Company. Colonists were paid for their work with these same British bills, effectively cutting them off from trading with other countries.

Any Colonists refusing to conform to this first legalized Corporatist economy was accused of being a “Pirate“, and hung without trial.

In response, the colonies regressed back into a barter system using ammunition, tobacco, nails, pelts and anything else that could be traded. Colonists also gathered whatever foreign currencies they could, the most popular being the large, silver Spanish dollars. These were called pieces of eight because, when you had to make change, you pulled out your knife and hacked it into eight bits. From this, we have the expression of, “two bits”, meaning a quarter of a dollar.

1775: Tensions between America and Britain continued to mount until the Revolutionary War, widely regarded at the time as the greatest Currency War in history.

1790: In the aftermath of the American victory, Mayer Amschel Rothschild of the Bank of London states, “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”

1791: The Rothschilds get, “control of a nation’s money,” through Alexander Hamilton (their agent in George Washington’s cabinet) when they set up a central bank in the USA called the First Bank of the United States. This is established with a 20 year charter.

“I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.”

The Rothschilds use their control of the Bank of England to replace the method of shipping gold from country to country and instead used their five banks spread across Europe to set up a system of paper debits and credits (“FIAT” money * *see video below). “Fiat Money” is the banking system of today.

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“I did everything I was supposed to and I have nothing to show for it.”

It’s not the arrests that convinced me that “Occupy Wall Street” was worth covering seriously. Nor was it their press strategy, which largely consisted of tweeting journalists to cover a small protest that couldn’t say what, exactly, it hoped to achieve. It was a Tumblr called, “We Are The 99 Percent,” and all it’s doing is posting grainy pictures of people holding handwritten signs telling their stories, one after the other.

“I am 20K in debt and am paying out of pocket for my current tuition while I start paying back loans with two part time jobs.”

These are not rants against the system. They’re not anarchist manifestos. They’re not calls for a revolution. They’re small stories of people who played by the rules, did what they were told, and now have nothing to show for it. Or, worse, they have tens of thousands in debt to show for it.

“I am a 28 year old female with debt that had to give up her apartment + pet because I have no money and I owe over $30,000.”

College debt shows up a lot in these stories, actually. It’s more insistently present than housing debt, or even unemployment. That might speak to the fact that the protests tilt towards the young. But it also speaks, I think, to the fact that college debt represents a special sort of betrayal. We told you that the way to get ahead in America was to get educated. You did it. And now you find yourself in the same place, but buried under debt. You were lied to.


14 years old. The English teacher asks him to write what “Courage” means to him, and… GOOD BOY!  🙂