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Randy Kelton: Massive Mortgage Fraud Exposed !

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Nick Begich: Mind Control Documentary.

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Meredith Whitney: States Are Poised to Be Next Credit Crisis for US!

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John Hathaway: World’s Monetary System is in The Process of Melting Down! Gold Will Outlive Dollar Once Slaughter Comes!

  • When someone like John Hathaway says that the world monetary system is breaking down, you know that collapse is imminent. I repeat again: Gold is your financial protection against fiat currencies destruction! The endgame: a global currency crisis, leading to the destruction of fiat currencies and the pre-planned solution of One World Currency, Global Central Bank and World Government is about to play out! Take cover!!!!
      
    Gold Will Outlive Dollar Once Slaughter Comes: John Hathaway
    The world’s monetary system is in the process of melting down. We have entered the endgame for the dollar as the dominant reserve currency, but most investors and policy makers are unaware of the implications.
     
    The only questions are how long the denouement of the dollar reserve system will last, and how much more damage will be inflicted by new rounds of quantitative easing or more radical monetary measures to prop up the system.
     
    Whether prolonged or sudden, the transition to a stable monetary system will become possible only when the shortcomings of the status quo become unbearable. Such a transition is, by definition, nonlinear. So central-bank soothsaying based on the extrapolation of historical data and the repetition of conventional wisdom offers no guidance on what lies ahead.
     
    It’s amazing that there is no intelligent discourse among policy leaders on the subject of monetary rot and its implications for the future economic and political landscape. Until there is fundamental monetary reform on an international scale, most economic forecasts aren’t worth the paper on which they are written.
     
    Telltale signs of future trouble aren’t hard to spot. Only a few months ago, Federal Reserve Chairman
    Ben Bernanke and a chorus of other high-ranking Fed officials were talking about exit strategies from the U.S. central bank’s bloated balance sheet and the financial system’s unprecedented excess liquidity. Now, those same officials are talking about pumping more money into the system to stimulate growth.
     
    Risky Targets
    And they’re not alone: Six months ago, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund,
    Olivier Blanchard, suggested that raising inflation targets to 4 percent from 2 percent wouldn’t be too risky.
     
    This sort of talk must grate on the nerves of our trading partners, China, India, Russia and others, who have accumulated pyramids of non-yielding Treasury debt. No haven there. Return- free risk may be a better way to put it. And bickering among central bankers over currency manipulation and rising trade tensions doesn’t exactly reinforce one’s confidence in a scenario of sustained economic growth and a return to prosperity.
     
    The prospects for an orderly unwinding of the extreme posture of global monetary policy are zero. Bernanke,
    Jean- Claude Trichet and Mervyn King, his counterparts in Europe and the U.K. respectively, are huddling en masse upon the most precarious perch in the history of monetary affairs. These alleged guardians of monetary stability, in their attempts to shore up the system, have simply created the incinerator for paper money. We are past the point of no return. Quantitative easing may well become a way of life.
     
    No Freak Occurrence
    The consensus investment view seems to be that the credit crisis of 2008 was a freak occurrence, unlikely to repeat. That is wishful thinking. Monetary policy has painted itself into a corner. Based on our present course, there will be more bubbles and more meltdowns.
     
    Financial markets and institutions sense trouble, as reflected in the flight to supposedly safe assets such as Treasuries and corporate-debt instruments with paltry yields, as well as the reluctance to lend by commercial banks. We are stuck in an epic liquidity trap. The irony is, if global central banks succeed in creating inflation, the value of these safe assets will be destroyed. It is a slaughter waiting to happen.
     
    In the pedantic mentality of central bankers, their playbook creates just the right amount of inflation. As inflation accelerates, consumers will spend to get rid of their dollars of diminishing value and spur the economy. Once consumers start spending, it will be time to raise interest rates because a solid foundation for prosperity will have been established, they say.
     
    Slender Thread
    But whatever the playbook promises, the capacity of financial markets to overshoot can’t be overestimated. The belief among policy makers and financial markets in the possibility of this sort of fine-tuning is preposterous, but it is the slender thread on which remaining investment and business confidence rests.
     
    The breakdown of the monetary system will be chaotic. When inflation commences, it will be highly disruptive. The damage to fixed-income assets will seem instantaneous. Foreign-exchange markets will become dysfunctional. The economy will become even more fragile and unpredictable.
     
    Gold is an imperfect, but comparatively reliable, market gauge for the extent of current and future monetary destruction. The recent acceleration in the dollar price of the metal to $1,381, a record high in nominal terms, coincided with talk of a new round of quantitative easing and highly visible discord among major nations on trade and currency-valuation issues.
     
    Naysayers’ Bubble
    Naysayers point to gold’s price and see a bubble, without understanding that the only acceleration that is taking place is in the rate of decline of paper currency. The Fed is organizing an attack on the dollar’s value, believing that this is the most expedient way to defuse deflationary market forces. The man in the street is unaware, a perfect setup. Inflation can only be successful when the public doesn’t see it coming.
     
    The sudden torrent of commentary on gold isn’t the sign of a bubble. Anti-gold pundits provide a great service to those who grasp this historical moment: They facilitate the advantageous positioning of the one asset most likely to be left standing when the dust settles.
     
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    John Hathaway is a managing director of Tocqueville Asset Management LP in New York. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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Chris Whalen & Barry Ridholtz on Security Fraud, Buybacks for Banks & ForeclosureGate!

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Political Upheaval Rocks Eurozone Debt Markets!

  • Was the sovereign debt crisis resolved? Can you solve a debt problem with more debt upon debt? I don’t think so. The problem has grown bigger! America, most of Europe and Japan are totally bankrupt. The politician snakes hide the true debt figures behind Enron accounting, off-balance sheet items and sleight of hand. But no amount of lies can put off paying the piper indefinitely.
     
  • This coming global economic, financial and monetary collapse is an Illuminist engineered event. They want to drive the world into chaos and world war. Out of global calamity/chaos, they will introduce their pre-planned solution: One World Currency, Global supra national Central Bank and World Government! This is their Hegelian dialectic: Order Out of Chaos in action!
     
    Political Upheaval Rocks Eurozone Debt Markets!
    The simmering crisis on the eurozone fringes has erupted again as the full impact of debt deflation hits home, testing political solaridity and raising fresh doubts about the workability of Europe’s austerity policies.
      
    Hopes of a budget deal in Portugal collapsed after marathon talks between the minority government of socialist premier Jose Socrates and conservative leaders ended in acrimony. Finance minister Fernando Texeira dos Santos said failure to agree on budget cuts will “plunge the country into a very deep financial crisis”.
      
    Meanwhile, Ireland has announced fiscal retrenchement of €15bn over the next four years, twice the original plan. It is already cutting public wages by 13pc. John Fitzgerald from Ireland’s Economic and Social Research Institute said there is a risk that austerity tips the economy into a downward spiral, comparing it to an overdose of “chemotherapy” that does more harm than good.
     
    Finance minister Brian Lenihan said the country had no choice. “The cost of borrowing is high and rising, and if we do not act soon to live within our means, people may stop lending to us. We will not fool the markets for an instant if we seek to defer any longer what evidently needs to be done now. The Irish people will have to accept cuts in public expenditures and higher taxes,” he said.
     
    In Greece, yields on 10-year bonds surged 67 points to 10.26pc, the biggest jump since the turmoil in June. The sell-off came after permier George Papandreou warned that the country was still in danger, and threatened to call early elections. Finance minister George Papaconstaninou refused to rule out a request for an extension of the repayment period for the EU rescue package and confirmed that tax revenues are falling short. “We are deluding ourselves as a country in thinking we have a tax system. We don’t,” he said.
     
    He confirmed leaks that the budget deficit for 2009 would be “above 15pc” of GDP, higher than the last estimate of 13.8pc and five time the original claim of 3pc by the previous government.
     
    Gavan Nolan from Markit said fears of “political instability in sovereign credits” had moved onto the radar screen, with investors now paying closer attention to whether or not governments can actually deliver on austerity plans. It unclear whether Portugal can salvage anything over coming days in what amounts to a game of brinkmanship, with the socialists demanding VAT tax rises and the conservatives demanding spending cuts.
     
    The opposition denied that there was “any possibility” of continuing talks, but hinted that it would abstain on the budget vote. Mr Socrates in turn has said he will resign if there is no accord. Julian Callow from Barclays Capital said politics is intruding in the eurozone fiscal crisis. “It is one thing to promise cuts but it is very different to agree on details and decide where the axe will fall. There are some encouraging signs but Portugal has an awesome undertaking ahead in squeezing fiscal policy by 4pc of GDP over the next year, and the the task may be too great.”
     
    Yields on 10-bonds jumped 25 basis points on Wednesday to 5.77pc, far above the likely rate available from the EU’s bail-out fund and the International Monatery Fund. A string of top economists in Portugual have said the country should call in the IMF to gain breathing time.
     
    As members of the eurozone, Portugal, Ireland, Greece cannot devalue or resort to monetary stimulus offset fiscal tightening. They must each pursue a policy of “internal devaluation”, meaning deflation within the currency bloc to regain lost competitiveness. This is risky for economies with total debt levels above 300pc of GDP, as is the case in Ireland and Portugal. Ireland’s nominal GDP has already contracted by over 20pc of GDP, yet the debt burden has not diminished.
     
    The test will be whether these countries can generate enough exports to trade their way out of crisis over coming years, or remain trapped in slump with rising political tensions.

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Analysts Warn of Food Shortage Crisis!

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  • Rainy day is here people! Time to prepare for the coming famine or watch your family starve!
     
    Analysts Warn of Food Shortage Crisis!
    Prices for vegetables and staple foods have reached a record highs. Experts have said the recent price hike is because of crop shortages due to widespread droughts and floods.
     
    The London Guardian newspaper reports that over the past six months world wheat and maize prices have risen 57 percent, rice has risen 45 percent and sugar rose 55 percent. Soybeans have also been at their highest price for the last 16 months and meat prices are at a 20-year high.
     
    Some analysts are concerned the food shortage could lead to rioting in some cities like it did in 2008. “There is growing concern among countries about continuing volatility and uncertainty in food markets,” said Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank. “These concerns have been compounded by recent increases in grain prices.
     
    “World food price volatility remains significant and in some countries, the volatility is adding to already higher local food prices,” he added. A United Nations spokesman says there’s been no effort to improve food management systems in most developing countries.

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CFTC Urged To ‘Act Now’ on Silver Price Manipulation! JP Morgan And HSBC Sued For Alleged Silver Conspiracy!

  • It looks like the CFTC will have to act or lose all credibility. It seems that many silver investors are taking action to join the class action suit against JP Morgan and HSBC. The bullion banksters hold massive short positions in the silver and gold market. If they are found guilty and forced to unwind these short positions, silver will rocket to the moon with gold not far behind.
      
    Act Now, CFTC Is Urged
    A Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulator is putting pressure on the agency to take action in a high-profile, two-year-old investigation of the silver market. At a CFTC hearing Tuesday to consider new rules to strengthen its commodity-enforcement powers, commissioner Bart Chilton said market players have made “repeated” and “fraudulent efforts to persuade and deviously control” silver prices. Mr. Chilton said he believed there have been violations of CFTC rules that should be prosecuted, though he couldn’t publicly disclose trader names.
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    The call to action on the silver investigation comes as the CFTC faces increasing pressure because of its expanded role overseeing derivatives trading under the new financial-overhaul law. For years, lawmakers have criticized the agency for failing to aggressively police the commodities markets.
     
    In its 36-year history, the CFTC has reached settlements in more than three dozen manipulation-related cases, though it has successfully concluded just one manipulation case from trial through appeal. To win manipulation cases in the past, the CFTC had to prove that a trader intended to manipulate prices. Under the financial overhaul’s new fraud-based manipulation powers, the CFTC’s burden of proof would be lower.
     
    The CFTC’s investigation of silver has heated up in recent weeks. The agency’s enforcement staff has circulated a packet of information to CFTC lawyers and commissioners, outlining some of its findings in the silver probe, including documents that could suggest there have been attempts to manipulate prices. In recent days, the commissioners have been discussing how to proceed in the investigation, but they haven’t made a decision.
     
    JPMorgan, HSBC sued for alleged silver conspiracy
    JPMorgan Chase & Co (
    JPM.N) and HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) were hit with two lawsuits on Wednesday by investors who accused them of conspiring to drive down silver prices, and reaping an estimated hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal profits. The banks, among the world’s largest, were accused of manipulating the market for COMEX silver futures and options contracts from the first half of 2008 by amassing huge short positions in silver futures contracts that are designed to profit when prices fall.
     
    “Defendants reaped hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions of dollars in profits” from the conspiracy, one of the complaints said. The respective plaintiffs, Brian Beatty and Peter Laskaris, each said they traded COMEX silver futures and options and contracts, and lost money because of the alleged manipulation.
     
    Beatty lives in Connecticut and Laskaris in New York, court records showed. The lawsuits seek class-action status, damages that may be tripled and other remedies. The defendant banks are major participants in the silver market. JPMorgan declined to comment. An HSBC spokeswoman had no immediate comment.
     
    The lawsuits were filed one day after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed regulations to give it greater power to thwart traders who try to manipulate prices. The CFTC began probing allegations of silver price manipulation in September 2008.
     
    “Going back to the early 1980s, silver has been an extremely volatile market,” said Bill O’Neill, managing partner at Logic Advisors, an Upper Saddle River, New Jersey investment firm specializing in commodities. “I often describe it as a speculative playground. You have to be a big boy to play.”
     
    FRAUD, DEVIOUSNESS ALLEGED
    Only once in its 36-year history has the CFTC successfully concluded a manipulation prosecution, in a 1998 proceeding concerning prices for electricity futures. Speaking on Tuesday, Chairman Gary Gensler said the proposed regulations would give the regulator greater power to police “fraud-based manipulation.”

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Professor Kotlikoff: “The U.S. is Bankrupt!” With Debts of US$200 Trillion!

  • How do you pay off US$200T in debts? You can’t! At 2% interest rate, the interest alone is US$4T a year. Of course, the Feds can hold back adjustments in social security, Medicare… unfunded liabilities. But mathematically, the debts will never be paid back. People who continue buying treasuries thinking they are safe are insane! QE to infinity is an absolute certainty. The Feds will pay the debts by creating massive amounts of money out of thin air. Do you still doubt that the USD is toast? Gold is your protection against this coming global currency crisis!
     
    Professor Kotlikoff: “The U.S. is Bankrupt!” With Debts of US$200 Trillion!
    Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff says U.S. government debt is not $13.5-trillion (U.S.), …. but rather … : $200-trillion … “Let’s get real,” Prof. Kotlikoff says. “The U.S. is bankrupt.”
     
    Writing in the September issue of Finance and Development, a journal of the International Monetary Fund, Prof. Kotlikoff says the IMF itself has quietly confirmed that the U.S. is in terrible fiscal trouble – far worse than the Washington-based lender of last resort has previously acknowledged. “The U.S. fiscal gap is huge,” the IMF asserted in a June report. “Closing the fiscal gap requires a permanent annual fiscal adjustment equal to about 14 per cent of U.S. GDP.”
     
    This sum is equal to all current U.S. federal taxes combined. The consequences of the IMF’s fiscal fix, a doubling of federal taxes in perpetuity, would be appalling – and possibly worse than appalling. Prof. Kotlikoff says: “The IMF is saying that, to close this fiscal gap [by taxation], would require an immediate and permanent doubling of our personal income taxes, our corporate taxes and all other federal taxes.
     
    “America’s fiscal gap is enormous – so massive that closing it appears impossible without immediate and radical reforms to its
    health care, tax and Social Security systems – as well as military and other discretionary spending cuts.” He cites earlier calculations by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that concluded that the United States would need to increase tax revenue by 12 percentage points of GDP to bring revenue into line with spending commitments. But the CBO calculations assumed that the growth of government programs (including Medicare) would be cut by one-third in the short term and by two-thirds in the long term. This assumption, Prof. Kotlikoff notes, is politically implausible – if not politically impossible.
     
    One way or another, the fiscal gap must be closed. If not, the country’s spending will forever exceed its revenue growth, and no one’s real debt can increase faster than his real income forever. Prof. Kotlikoff uses “fiscal gap,” not the accumulation of deficits, to define public debt. The fiscal gap is the difference between a government’s projected revenue (expressed in today’s dollar value) and its projected spending (also expressed in today’s dollar value). By this measure, the United States is in worse shape than Greece.
     
    Prof. Kotlikoff is a noted economist. He is a research associate at the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a former senior economist with then-president Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers. He has served as a consultant with governments around the world.
     
    He says the U.S. cannot end its fiscal crisis by increasing taxes. He opposes further stimulus spending because it will simply increase the debt. But he does suggest reforms that would help – most of which would require a significant withering away of the state. He proposes that the government give every person an annual voucher for health care, provided that the total cost not exceed 10 per cent of GDP. (U.S. health care now consumes 16 per cent of GDP.) He suggests the replacement of all current federal taxes with a single consumption tax of 18 per cent. He calls for government-sponsored personal retirement accounts, with the government making contributions only for the poor, the unemployed and people with disabilities.
     
    Without drastic reform, Prof. Kotlikoff says, the only alternative would be a massive printing of money by the U.S. Treasury – and hyperinflation. As former president Bill Clinton once prematurely said, the era of big government is over. In the coming years, the U.S. will almost certainly be compelled to deconstruct its welfare state.
     
    Prof. Kotlikoff doesn’t trust government accounting, or government regulation. The official vocabulary (deficit, debt, transfer payment, tax, borrowing), he says, is vulnerable to official manipulation and off-the-books deceit. He calls it “Enron accounting.” He also calls it a lie.

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ForeclosureGate Explained: Big Banks on the Brink of Collapse!

  • My advice to all those paying mortgages: get a lawyer to make sure the bank can prove they own the actual title-deed and not some electronic copy. If they cannot prove it, they do not own the property. You should stop paying the mortgage because even when you have completely paid off the mortgage you do not own the house! The bank cannot transfer the title-deed to you since they don’t own it!
      
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    “This is not simply a glitch in paperwork ….. This was an industry wide scheme designed to defraud homeowners”
     
    “This is organized crime by people in suits but it is still organized crime”
     
    Foreclosuregate Explained: Big Banks on the Brink
    Scandal is spreading across Wall St. like a very bad case of poison ivy. A rash of fraudulent home foreclosures has exposed some of the nation’s biggest banks to an even worse condition … bankruptcy.
     
    Until late 2007, the money boys on Wall St. made a bundle in the housing market. After the bubble burst, they were just itching to cash in on the down side, calling in all those bad loans they made and selling off millions of repossessed homes. According to RealtyTrac, Inc., which compiles such data, lenders foreclosed on 3.2 million properties in the last three years, 288,000 in the last quarter, the highest number on record.
     
    But evidence came to light, first in New York, then Florida, Maine, Ohio, and other states that lenders were taking shortcuts to speed up foreclosures. Law firms hired so-called “robo-signers,” some of whom have admitted in depositions that they routinely signed off on thousands of foreclosure papers they had never read and sometimes forged signatures of notary publics who were not present.
     
    “Why don’t we have Mickey Mouse sign the thing, instead of having a human being sign it? I mean it becomes meaningless,” New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Schack told PBS “Newshour.” Legally meaningless maybe, but not without consequence for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been evicted from their homes, many of whom have no jobs, and who were snookered into sub-prime mortgages in the first place.
     
    In the wake of mounting public outrage, attorneys general of 50 states and the District of Columbia have launched a joint investigation into what financial writers are calling “Foreclosuregate.” Industry spokespersons have downplayed the controversy surrounding foreclosure mills and “robo-signers.” Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase are conducting internal reviews of thousands of foreclosures, but say they believe all the underlying facts in their foreclosures are true and that any potential issues will be quickly addressed.
     
    However, Bank of America and GMAC stopped foreclosures in all 50 states and Chase stopped them in the 23 states where a judge must approve foreclosures. Other lenders like PNC Financial and Litton Loan Savings followed suit in what amounted to a national moratorium on foreclosures. But it only lasted a couple of weeks. Bank of America and GMAC have since started up foreclosure suits again despite the bad press, pressure from bondholders and even the Federal Reserve, which wants big lenders to start buying back the bad mortgages on which they are trying to foreclose.
     
    “The bottom line is not that those properties won’t be repossessed. They simply won’t be repossessed as quickly,” said Rick Sharge, vice president of RealtyTrac. But others predict that if GMAC and Bank of America stick to their guns, they just might go down in smoke. “This is not simply a glitch in paperwork,” wrote Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is heading up the states’ joint investigation into the mortgage paper fraud mess. “This was an industry wide scheme designed to defraud homeowners,” Florida attorney Peter Ticktin told The Associated Press.
     
    Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray filed a lawsuit against lender GMAC in October that aims to stop sales of all repossessed homes foreclosed with robo-signed documents and to reverse judgments on those foreclosed homes that have not yet been sold. In addition, the suit seeks damages for homeowners and a $25,000 fine for every fraudulently filed court document.
     
    In Kentucky, Heather McKeever filed a class action lawsuit against GMAC on behalf of homeowners there alleging the giant lender, a recipient of $16 billion in federal bailout money, violated the RICO Act. “This is organized crime by people in suits but it is still organized crime,” she said.
     
    If other states file similar lawsuits like those in Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi, it could mean billions of dollars in damages and fines, criminal perjury prosecutions of “robo-signers” and disbarment for the lawyers who filed the fraudulent papers. Some analysts say the potential liability of major banks is so large, another financial crisis is a real possibility.

     
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John Embry: “I Guarantee Hyperinflation”!

  • Hyperinflation is a monetary event. The FedRes is putting in place the fuse for the hyperinflation bomb. QE 2.0 will light this fuse. Watch the gold and silver rocket take off!
      
    John Embry – “I Guarantee Hyperinflation” (KingWorldNews.com)
    “I’m another person that worries hugely about hyperinflation, I mean the monetary path that they appear to be following, I guarantee you will lead to hyperinflation.” ….  

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Amazing 3D Light Show Projected Onto Building!

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David Icke: The Power Elite Bloodlines And The Coming Luciferian Police State!

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Imminent Big Bank Death Spiral Means Gold Price Will Sky Rocket! Looming Global Currency Crisis!

  • I have warned again and again about a coming global monetary crisis. To give you a firm schedule is difficult. But we are getting very close to the meltdown. The US$1.5 Quadrillion toxic derivatives problem is about to hit the world. It will be triggered by the fraudulent MBS derivatives. Some estimate that MBS is in the region of US$45 – 65 Trillion, ie these amount of worthless paper is circulating the globe. Many financial institutions worldwide hold them. Many will go bust! US$65T is about the size of the entire world’s GDP. There is simply not enough money around the world to write these derivatives off! QE to infinity is inevitable! USD is toast!!!
      
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    The USDollar will suffer. Rather than fall versus other major currencies, the wrecked monetary system will take down all major currencies.
     
    Imminent Big Bank Death Spiral Means Gold Price Will Sky Rocket
    The mortgage & foreclosure scandal runs so deep that ordinary observers can conclude the US financial foundation is laced with a cancer detectable by ordinary people. The metastasis is visible from the distribution of mortgage bonds into the commercial paper market, money market funds, the bank balance sheets, pension funds under management, foreign central banks, and countless financial funds across the globe. Some primary features of the cancerous tissue material are mortgage bond fraud, major securities violations, absent linkage to property title, income tax evasion, forged foreclosure documents, duplicate property linkage to single mortgage bonds, NINJA (no income, no job or assets) loans to unqualified buyers, and more. In fact, more is revealed it seems each passing week toward additional facie to high level and systemic fraud. The world is watching. The growing international reaction will be amplified demand for Gold, from recognition that the USDollar & USEconomy have RICO racketeering components extending to Wall Street banks and Fannie Mae mortgage repositories.
      
    The centerpiece question, when the US bond fraud is coupled with European sovereign debt distress, comes down to WHAT IS MONEY? The answer is Gold & Silver and not much of anything else. Other assets like crude oil or farmland are effective hedges against tainted money, but when they contain debt tethers, they too are vulnerable. Huge flows of funds are fleeing traditional asset groups. Some mistakenly still believe the USTreasurys to be a safe haven. A shock of cold water comes to them when that bubble goes into reverse perhaps several months later after reaching 2% yields. The big magnificent epiphany in the last couple years has been that a house is not a hard asset, but rather a debt instrument extension. Important questions have arisen as to what assets are free from counter-party debt risk. The grand demands for physical gold prove that the futures gold contracts are not money either, but tainted Wall Street and London securities contracts that keep the system going.
     
    The big banks have been called too big to fail. What a ruse! They are too big to plow under without removal from power of the bankers themselves. They are too big to permit their balance sheets to be liquidated without a US banking system seizure together, and a 30% to 50% additional housing market price decline. They are too big to send into receivership without igniting a credit derivative sequence of explosions. They are too big to block the widespread practice of fraud and enforcement of law of regulations. However, a wondrous spectacle has begun to shine light. The mortgage & foreclosure scandal could turn out to be the big US Bank tombstone epitaph, as bank revenues from mortgages halt, as home owners refuse to make mortgage payments, as court cases unfold in full view, as class action lawsuits prove racketeering at a systemic level, as MERS and REMICs are frozen by the courts from further activity. Time will tell. Time will reveal extraordinary efforts by the USCongress to pass ex-post facto laws that legalize the bond fraud and contract violations from the past. Remember back in July 2007 when Bernanke claimed this was just a subprime mortgage problem. The Jackass called it an absolute bond crisis.
     
    THE GIGANTIC ACHILLES HEEL EXPOSED
    Two critical elements have been identified. The MERS electronic title registry system was designed to facilitate recording of property titles as associated mortgage bonds traded freely and changed ownership hands. Unfortunately, the title database has no legal standing, as declared by several state courts, including some supreme courts. Banks or financial firms holding the mortgage notes cannot team with the title database and force eviction during the home foreclosure process. That is the first gaping flaw. The second is the REMIC funding facility. The Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit was designed to facilitate funding mortgages, in particular Fannie Mae mortgages. Unfortunately, the conduit funding vehicle intentionally omitted citation of the mortgage income stream owner, so as to avoid income taxes. The lack of identification means that the Fannie Mae asset backed securities might lack any legal tie to the mortgage loan income stream.
     
    If the casual observer concludes that Fannie Mae mortgage bonds have no value, then that observer matches the same thought pattern of the Jackass, and the same as an increasing number of financial experts. The mortgage finance boom was more a racketeering scheme to send financial products through the pipeline, earn fees, set up arbitrage, enable leveraged schemes, and justify executive bonuses. At the same time, the scheme had the perceived benefit of putting money in people’s hands to spend when their jobs were shanghaied on a ship to China. It concealed the destruction of the USEconomy. It made homes very convenient piggy banks to abuse in consumer binges, as people eagerly burned their furniture. Harken back to the Great Macro Asset Economy, a slippery chapter scripted by Greenspan, one of several heretical chapters. Many citizens were turned into paupers who lost all their home equity, while 22% of the nation today lives in homes bearing negative equity overhead. To claim an elaborate Ponzi Scheme seems a fair characterization. The USGovt hands are dirty. The reflection on USTreasurys is filled with risk of a popped bubble. The reflection on the USDollar is filled with risk of downdrafts since a corrosive currency.
     
    The Europeans have their damaged sovereign debt, but the Americans can boast twin beasts in the USTreasury Bond bubble and the USAgency Mortgage Bond scam. The scam involves mortgage bond fraud from improper perfection of property title that ensures revenue stream. The scam involves securities violations from usage of the MERS title database, duplicate properties in multiple bonds, and forged documents. The scam involves faulty finance vehicles (REMIC) with deep intractible flaws in the structure of funding the loans, whose remedy would come with a $1 trillion tax bill due (estimated by bank analysts). Just last weekend, the state of California demanded as part of a class action lawsuit, with MERS at the center, between $60 and $120 billion in unpaid property title recording fees. One might wonder if any potential criminal fraud was avoided in the mortgage industry during the last decade that saved a few bucks and added to bank profit. The MERS & REMIC twins represent the two unfixable banking Achilles Heels. Can the USCongress forgive the fraud with a fresh piece of supercharged legislation?? If they do, then civil disobedience will blossom across the land, in the form of public demonstrations, marches on Washington, non-payment of monthly mortgage bills, and demands to prove property title. The global response will be to sell any bonds with a US$ denomination.
     
    The fallout comes as shattered integrity of the USDollar after broken credibility of the USFed and ruined prestige of Wall Street, all while a sanctioned USTreasury Bond bubble puffs. The full USGovt guarantee of the Fannie Mae clearinghouse cesspool contents bridges the gap between USTBonds and USAgency Mortgage Bonds. One might argue that Agency Bonds differ from USTBonds only in the claim of linkage to mortgage income and ultimately home seizure, except that linkage is being removed in plain view to the public. The USDollar will suffer. Rather than fall versus other major currencies, the wrecked monetary system will take down all major currencies. Each fiat paper currency is being exposed as illegitimate in different ways. The consequences will be:
      
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Lindsey Williams: Destruction of Dollar! US$45 Trillion MBS Meltdown, Iran War, Gold Going Up, Up, Up …. (26 Oct 2010)

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