“Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren’t necessary or that have very limited benefits” ~ Jane M. Orient, MD, AAPS (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) Executive Director

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving. Some of the people I will be giving thanks for are the many people in our network who protect our health freedoms, including attorney Alan Phillips.

Alan Phillips, author of The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions, joins me on The Solari Report this week.

Alan joined us on The Solari Report in 2009 when many of us were concerned about efforts to mandate a swine flu vaccine. He joined us again in 2013 to address increased efforts to mandate vaccines for health care professionals as well as growing pressure on parents from school systems.

Subscribers have said they wish to avoid vaccines, but don’t know how to handle various legal, regulatory and professional obstacles. We have asked Alan to help you understand how to get accurate information on the law and latest developments in this area.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I recommend Gary Null’s Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines. For those who want to explore this topic further, here is Dr. Suzanne Humphries recent lecture in Sweden on vaccines and health.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries Part Two

Dr. Suzanne Humphries Part Three

Dr. Suzanne Humphries Part Four

And, of course, my favorite source on the vaccine topic is our very own Jon Rappoport whose pit bull commentary at No More Fake News keeps me laughing no matter how bad it gets!

It is the last week of the month, so no Money & Markets.

Have a bountiful Thanksgiving. Here at The Solari Report, the entire Solari team and I are giving thanks for you!



By Catherine Austin Fitts

My use of the word turtle as a verb began in 1998 during a period of extraordinary stress.

My 1,001 best friends trended with the financial coup d’etat and the lawlessness towards our fellow man that was involved. I did not. I split away from the herd.

This made me a target.

Being a target is time consuming. I was ordered by a complex governmental matrix to do more work each week than I had hours to do or resources to fund. I faced a mountain of demands from parties who regularly ignored and broke the law. The double standards numbered in the hundreds, then thousands.  My name brand accountants lied and dirty tricked me. My name brand lawyers lied to me. Partners and employees lied and dirty tricked. Family members betrayed.  (Story here and gruesome details here)

The ultimate goal was to “kill, steal and destroy.” The process was brutal. There was no mercy and little kindness. The goal was to get me to kill myself or go mad and to so handicap me that I could be proved a “failure” in the eyes of the world.

Instead, I decided to “turtle.”

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***CAF Note: Hagel is competent. This is not good news.***

By Roger Runningen and Phil Mattingly

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over policy and how it’s presented to the public, officials said.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an official announcement of Hagel’s departure at 11:10 a.m. Washington time. Hagel will remain defense secretary until a successor has been confirmed, a defense official said.

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[CAF Note: I suspect the recent meltdown by Bill Gross related more to his fears of managing the world’s largest bond fund in a world of diminishing dealer and institutional liquidity than personnel issues. Let’s see how the shift to electronic networks works. This is going to be very interesting. Most dangerous job in the world may be managing bond and derivative databases.]

by Peter Cotton

Here are some statistics from the recent Celent report on US Corporate bond trading.

  • As of January 2013, holdings of corporate bond inventories at the 21 dealers that trade with the Federal Reserve have declined by 74% to $56.4 billion since the 2007 peak.
  • Only 30 bonds a day have more than five trades on either side in institutional size with names changing all the time due to new issues, according to MarketAxess.
  • According to ITB, since 2009 odd lots/super-odd lots notional (US$100K–$1M) have seen an increase in daily notional volume of 33%.
  • There has been only a modest increase in ADV (up 6%) for trade size US$1M–$25M since 2009.
  • Average trade size on RFQ platforms (i.e., MarketAxess) has been declining 5–6% per year.
  • Average trade size on MarketAxess high grade is now ~$400K.
  • In the US, corporate bonds volumes compiled with TRACE data are only slightly up year on year at just under $12 billion of average daily volume, and it has been rather stable for the past four years.

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By Wikipedia

Mechatronics is a design process that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering, that is to say, it rejects splitting engineering into separate disciplines. Originally, mechatronics just included the combination of mechanics and electronics, hence the word is a combination of mechanics and electronics; however, as technical systems have become more and more complex the word has been broadened to include more technical areas.

The word “mechatronics” originated in Japanese-English and was created by Tetsuro Mori, an engineer of Yaskawa Electric Corporation. The word “mechatronics” was registered as trademark by the company in Japan with the registration number of “46-32714″ in 1971. However, afterward the company released the right of using the word to public, and the word “mechatronics” spread to the rest of the world. Nowadays, the word is translated in each language and the word is considered as an essential term for industry.

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“Strange, strange are the dynamics of oil and the ways of oilmen.” ~ Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Oil is down 23% year to date – most of that fall has been in the last three months.

What does it mean? There are many variables at play – new supplies coming on line, global economy slowing, better economics for renewables and the integration of information technology globally. What about our old friend the Oil Card?

With exploration moving into the Arctic, the US faces the possibility that Russia could surpass the US in reserves controlled. We know from our recent interview with Anne Williamson, that the US and allies were successful in the 1990’s asserting greater control and ownership of Russian oil reserves and production capacity by particularly brutal means after successfully playing the Oil Card – manipulating the oil price lower to accelerate the collapse of the Soviet Union.

With Putin leading an effort to reassert sovereignty, including control of Russian oil and commodities, is the Oil Card game switching from checkmating China with a high price to bringing the Russians to heal with falling prices?

Veteran report Jim Norman returns to the Solari Report to discuss what is next for the Oil Card. If you have not read Jim’s book The Oil Card it is one of our top picks for understanding the global economy and the world around you.

I will cover the latest in financial markets in Money and Markets and why British Prime Minister Cameron’s comments after the latest G-20 meeting combined with recent announcements about British sex scandals add up to a new warning signal for the financial system. In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the documentary The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power.

Talk to you Thursday!


By Max Ehrenfreund

President Obama unveiled Thursday a major executive action on immigration policy, offering temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, along with an indefinite reprieve from deportation.

There are roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, and political leaders of both parties agree the current system is broken and needs fixing. Yet Obama’s action has outraged Republicans in Congress, who say the president doesn’t have the authority to delay deportations for such a large class of people without legislation.

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“Now all of political economy from prehistory on to 1932 has been intent upon one thing only—how to take the wealth from the producer, how to take the food from the person who cultivated it and harvested it and give him very little in return. But when you take too much, you can kill the goose that lays the golden egg. And when the buying power dries up, then everybody suffers.” ~ Charles Walters

By Catherine Austin Fitts

As I drove East last week, I told a colleague that I was driving from “no water” to “no warmth.”

The economic impact of the drought in California and the Southwest and the cold in the North America is growing. The patterns play out around the world.

Charles Walters, founder of Acres U.S.A., described the relationship between farm income and GNP in his book Unforgiven. This weather and low commodities prices means tough times for farmers. That means more consolidation of valuable farm land.

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By Catherine Austin Fitts

The S&P is up 11% year to date. Alibaba is up 18% from it’s IPO in September. Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the national security state, is up 25% year to date and Apple is up 44%.

It looks like military operations are worth more than growing food and making and distributing things. However, “owning” people’s mobile payment systems and shopping is worth even more.