The Federal Reserve Cartel: Part I: The Eight Families

Left Hook by Dean Henderson

B112 Jill, Lydia and Scott, downtown Denver(Excerpted from Chapter 19: The Eight Families: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP Amoco and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths.  But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch. 

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The global economy is looking worse by the day

The International Monetary Fund just cut its expectations for global output by 0.2 percentage points for both 2016 (now 3.4%) and 2017 (now 3.6%). It’s the third time the IMF has cut its forecast in less than a year. As it turns out, folks in DC are worrying about the same issues troubling Wall Street (paywall): A heady […]

http://qz.com/597401/the-global-economy-is-looking-worse-by-the-day/

Consumerism and the Post-9/11 Paranoia: Michel Foucault on Power, Resistance, and Critical Thought (2015)

Maboloc, C.R. Consumerism and the Post-9/11 Paranoia: Michel Foucault on Power, Resistance, and Critical Thought (2015) Philosophia (United States), pp. 1-12. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1007/s11406-015-9682-7 Abstract This paper intends to closely examine Michel Foucault’s take on power, resistance, and critical thought in the modern state, using the market-driven consumer economy and the paranoia-induced post-9/11 […]

http://foucaultnews.com/2016/01/20/consumerism-and-the-post-911-paranoia-michel-foucault-on-power-resistance-and-critical-thought-2015/

Congressman Who Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients Busted For Cocaine

“Why don’t we drug test all the members of Congress here,” McGovern asked. “Force everybody to go urinate in a cup or see whether or not anybody is on drugs? Maybe that will explain why some of these amendments are coming up or why some of the votes are turning out the way they are.” […]

https://talesfromtheloublog.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/congressman-who-voted-for-drug-testing-food-stamp-recipients-busted-for-cocaine/

Wave the white flag

Beautiful prose…

Vacancies

That special kind of love… you know, the kind that makes you second guess everything you ever thought you knew about yourself. The kind that swallows you whole. Consumes you fiercely and violently. Instils in you a fear, unlike any you’ve faced before. A sudden threat that stems from the knowledge of your pending forfeit. For who could fight this kind of love? A battle you didn’t even know you were fighting. One that is revealed only after you have already been devoured by it. At first, it is a struggle, foolishly clinging to denial. Perfectly conscious of the fate that awaits. Unwilling and stubborn you grow angry as you realize you’re losing control. Such is the paradox of love, this beautiful and relentless emotion. While a piece of you desperately craves the satiety resulting only from this kind of love. Another piece of you instinctively fights to stay strong…

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Iceland Sentences 26 Corrupt Bankers To 74 Years In Prison

Source: Iceland Sentences 26 Corrupt Bankers To 74 Years In Prison | LoanSafe.org http://www.loansafe.org by Maurice Bedard (Source: AmericanNewsx) – Iceland just sentenced their 26th banker to prison for his part in the 2008 economic collapse. The charges ranged from breach of fiduciary duties to market manipulation to embezzlement. When most people think of Iceland, […]

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