” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a strong mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The economics of hatred is a fascinating area of research – one I recommend to you. When you start digging in to who makes money on hatred you start to see the world through a new lens. There is no more effective tactic to financial and economic control than keeping the general population in a state of dramatic competition rather than peaceful cooperation.  Arranging for your enemies to destroy each other in ways that profit you is an ancient tactic – but with digital technology and multinational corporate media it is achieving a very modern twist.

This week on The Solari Report, I will be speaking with one of the independent producers I most admire – author and host of The Digital Underground and The Cyberspace Sanctuary, Junious Ricardo Stanton. Junious and I are both from the Philadelphia area, both attended the University of Pennsylvania. We share a lifelong passion for understanding the world around us from the global economy to our local community. Junious served as a councilman in Lawnside, New Jersey and studied urban planning.

An invaluable step to living a free and inspired life is building immunity to the divide and conquer media and politics around us. To do that, I find it particularly valuable to understand the effort to alienate men from women and black from white.  Remove those two manipulations and the entire game could unravel.

I asked Junious to join me because I want a raw, uncut conversation. Junious is the master of dealing with our darkest obstacles while keeping things in a higher mind. He has grappled with these issues for many years both professionally and on and off air.

Pastor TD Jakes once said, “If you lose your love, you lose your power.” How do you survive the “beat down” and preserve your love? There is no more important question before us. Love is the backbone of a culture that endures. Jim Rouse once challenged the design group for Columbia, Maryland, “How do we create communities where we are free to love one another?” This question is at the heart of outwitting the uncivil society growing up around us. We need to talk about this and we need to do it now.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in geopolitical and financial market news.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review After the Wedding, a remarkable Danish movie that reminds us that there are very few degrees of separation between the richest 1% and the poorest 1% on the globe. Indeed, when the love of a man and a woman, and the love of a mother and father for a child are involved, we are all are intimately and powerfully connected.

Talk to you Thursday!

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~The following article and accompanying table are intended for use as reference tools and as indications of the types of requirements and restrictions that may be found in various state statutes and regulations. They should not be relied upon, may not be current, accurate or complete and do not constitute legal advice for readers. Any small business interested in conducting a state crowdfunding offering should consult competent legal counsel in the applicable home state before taking any action.~

[CAF Note: Whenever I am interested in a highly complex legal and regulatory issue, I turn to our attorney Carolyn Betts to research and write something that distills the material down so that a serious entrepreneur can get the lay of the land before finding the right attorney. The goal is to take a very important issue and reduce the task of defining options to something a busy person can handle. As the federal government has declined to create a regulatory pathway for crowdfunding to serve as a legitimate tool for entrepreneurs to raise equity capital, the states are proceeding to take action. If using crowdfunding to invest or raise capital with securities is of interest, do check out what is happening in your state. Here it is – another tour de force from Carolyn Betts.]

By Carolyn A. Betts, Esq.

Many held out hope that the USA JOBS Act crowdfunding exemption would stimulate participation by investors of moderate means in new business formation. Unfortunately, due to the prohibitions in federal law on “general solicitation” as a marketing tool for capital raising by start-up businesses, there were very few circumstances under which an offering could be conducted over the Internet pre-JOBS Act. As we have seen, Title III of the JOBS Act loosened these restrictions for securities offerings to “accredited” investors.

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by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

Recently I had a private conversation with a friend of mine about what is going on in Russia, and the West’s assessment of it. During our conversation, I stressed that one of Russia’s principal assets is a kind of “soft power” that the modern post-Christian West has little understanding of. Indeed, I stressed that in a certain sense, the Russian Federation is probably the only genuinely “post-secular” state in the world, having lived through the horrors of Communism and Marxism, which, let us recall, were “post-Christian” western imports imposed on Russia by force (and considerable Western financial backing, a story the Russians know all too well). In a sense, then, Russia understands something about the inevitable outcomes of the type of materialism reigning in the contemporary “post-Christian” secular West that the West itself has not yet reached. In essence, in our conversation I was arguing for the hypothesis that Russia was, from a certain point of view, further down the path of history than the West. Russia lived through its “post-Christian” stage and has emerged on the other side of it, and is engaged in something entirely new, and it is this “something new” that Western analysts, with their secular and “scientific” outlook, are missing entirely.

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By Catherine Austin Fitts

As Russia confirms that it will maintain oil sales at current levels, the oil price and Russia equities see a bounce:

5 Day chart of RSX vs OIL vs S&P

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Russian Emigration

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CrowdMed harnesses the wisdom of crowds to collaboratively solve even the world’s most difficult medical cases quickly and accurately online. The company offers individuals, insurance providers, and self-insured corporate customers the ability to more quickly diagnose medical conditions and reduce healthcare costs without compromising care.

By empowering both medical experts and medical experts through an easy-to-use online service, CrowdMed helps diagnose medical issues faster and more accurately – not only improving outcomes, but saving lives.

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[CAF Note: Friday is quadruple witching day!]

DEFINITION of ‘Quadruple Witching’

The expiration date of various stock index futures, stock index options, stock options and single stock futures. All stock options contracts expire on the third Friday of each month and once every quarter – on the third Friday of March, June, September and December – all four asset classes expire on the same day. Because futures and options investors must close out of their positions on those days, they often witness increased trading volume.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS ‘Quadruple Witching’

The term “witching” comes from the fact that in the past, the expiration of futures and options contracts occurred not only on the same day, but at the same time. This often resulted in a period of greater-than-normal market volatility, which became known as the “witching hour.” Due to this increased volatility and frenzied market activity, many investors approach the markets differently on witching days.

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“Turning off the Bubblevision [your TV] is a great step towards preventing yourself from becoming a slave to the market.” ~James Montier

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Every other Monday night is Team Awesome Solari Circle night. Members of our team join by phone to discuss our investment simulation.

This Monday we will be reviewing shifts in the financial markets, including changes in the oil and gas equity sector as a result of the drop in the oil price as well as concerns regarding liquidity in the bond market.  What are the resulting opportunities and risks?

We will review the performance of our initial investments and discuss whether or not we want to add to them before year end – or wait until January.

Finally, we will discuss the first investment book we chose for discussion, James Montier’s The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy.

I am looking forward to a lively discussion!

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Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part I

Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part II

Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part III

Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part IV

Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part V

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Everything has to do with geography
~ Judy Martz

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Geography contributes mightily to destiny. Yet, appreciation for geography is generally absent from the American education and mentality. We take our geographic abundance for granted.

In the Accidental Super Power: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder, Peter Zeihan reviews the geographical strengths and weaknesses of the United States and other leading nations. It is a useful discussion – one that Americans predicting the demise of the US economy would do well to read.

For example, I live in a farming community an hour from the Mississippi River. I appreciate Zeihan’s entertaining description of the strategic importance of America’s arable land and navigable rivers. After reading these sections, it is easy to understand why significant investment interests would go to great lengths to control the delta mouth of the Mississippi or to consolidate of ownership and control of US farmland.

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Three decades of tougher laws and policing have left nearly one in three adult Americans with a criminal record, according to data kept by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That arrest wave is washing up on the desks of America’s employers.”
~ “Hiring Managers Bedeviled by Flood of Arrest Records”
by John R. Emshwiller and Gary Fields, WSJ, December 12, 2014

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