By Catherine Austin Fitts

To say that Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate Change is disappointing is an understatement.

Klein’s best seller Shock Doctrine was a tour de force. For several years after its publication, it was a pleasure to see Naomi Klein fearlessly debating Alan Greenspan and putting him neatly in his place.

I am still waiting for the book on climate change that deals with reality, makes sense of the issues and frames the uncertainty for busy people with little or no scientific background.

For such a book to do so it would need to:

  • Provide an overview of climate trends based on hard statistics from redundant sources;
  • Explain trends in geophysical dynamics such as the deterioration in the magnetic fields:
  • Provide an overview of space weather and explain trends related to current climate behavior;
  • Address the relationship between the global spraying program that has been ongoing since the mid-1990’s and what has been happening with our climate – HAARP too;
  • Address serious allegations regarding weather manipulation and weather warfare and how they relate to symptoms attributed to climate change;
  • Frame the scientific debate between those who believe that climate trends are a function of man made behavior, including fossil fuel use, or trends related to space weather and geophysical conditions;
  • Stop confusing the current central banking warfare model with capitalism and markets. There is a difference between organized crime and managed/manipulated economics and market economics. A coherent picture of the real economics we are dealing’ with is important to understand, as markets are potentially a very important part of real solutions; and
  • Understand the relationship between fossil fuels and the current dollar reserve currency status. As Chris Powell once said, “fiat currency has done far more environmental damage, then all the mining companies have ever dreamt of doing.” This discussion would include an understanding of Jim Norman’s “Oil Card” and the national security management of global oil prices as an essential component of our current system.”

 

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By The Secret Space Program:

“What is in space now and what can be? How does space influence all of our lives? Are there Cosmic Cultures and Civilizations? Are they visiting us, are they under us? If so, how will this impact our lives? Midst all the myths and legends, speculations and interpretations, theories and perspectives, fears and “research”, how does one discern the truth? With the spins and twists presented in books, documentaries, conferences and speakers, you might find your answers during this unique conference.

If we manage to ask the right questions and put some of the pieces together we might be getting closer to some kind of answer – what is really going on out there? Who is really running things? What are their goals? Why are they behaving this way?”

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By Wikileaks

Today, Thursday 16 October 2014, WikiLeaks released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the world’s largest economic trade agreement that will, if it comes into force, encompass more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The IP Chapter covers topics from pharmaceuticals, patent registrations and copyright issues to digital rights. Experts say it will affect freedom of information, civil liberties and access to medicines globally. The WikiLeaks release comes ahead of a Chief Negotiators’ meeting in Canberra on 19 October 2014, which is followed by what is meant to be a decisive Ministerial meeting in Sydney on 25–27 October.

Despite the wide-ranging effects on the global population, the TPP is currently being negotiated in total secrecy by 12 countries. Few people, even within the negotiating countries’ governments, have access to the full text of the draft agreement and the public, who it will affect most, none at all. Large corporations, however, are able to see portions of the text, generating a powerful lobby to effect changes on behalf of these groups and bringing developing country members reduced force, while the public at large gets no say

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By John Hutchinson

China and Russia are considering building a high-speed rail line thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Beijing that would cut the journey time from six days on the Trans-Siberian to two.

The project would cost more than $230bn (£144bn) and be over 7,000km (4,350 miles) long – more than three times the world’s current longest high-speed line, from the Chinese capital to the southern city of Guangzhou.

The railway would be a powerful physical symbol of the ties that bind Moscow and Beijing, whose political relationship has roots dating from the Soviet era and who often vote together on the UN Security Council.

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“There is too little economic risk-taking, and too much financial risk-taking.” ~ Christine Lagarde

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The financial news is full of fear (like all other news these days in response to a wide selection of fear mongering boogeymen) regarding the drop in the US equity markets. We are long overdue for a 10-20% correction. The last three years have been surprising for the absence of volatility in the broad market indices. Some of us now associate market drops with 2008-2009 swan dives as opposed to natural market consolidations.

If the global economy has one problem it is that the efforts to institute global control are throttling the functioning of markets and animal spirits. That weakness is in turn compensated with more monetary infusions directed into the pockets of those who are trying to control. Hence, we see strong profit reports from the large financial players this week.

Is the global financial system a battle zone or a mechanism for pricing, liquidity and transactions? Time will tell.

In the meantime, a correction is underway. That is a healthy thing. That is what markets do. They go up and down. If we want them to go up again, we would be well served to invite the war machine and the boogeyman media machine to take a break.

What you and I can do is to refuse to take them seriously.

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“Guard your heart, for out of it flows the wellspring of life.”
~ Proverbs 4:23

By Catherine Austin Fitts

According to the latest Gallup poll 76% of Americans are dissatisfied with how things are going. That is not a pretty dataset for Congressional incumbents headed into a midterm election.

However, voila! Magically, Americans are not thinking about the serious issues before us. No, we are suddenly concerned about ebola and ISIS. We want government to take on a more active role, thanks to a variety of rapidly growing terrors du jour (ebola, ISIS, etc.)

Indeed a new ABC News poll claims that two-thirds say government should do more about ebola!

More government, more government, more government!


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S&P 500 vs. Oil vs. 20+ Year Treas. Bond

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By Robert Parry

The mainstream news media’s reaction to the new movie, “Kill the Messenger,” has been tepid, perhaps not surprising given that the MSM comes across as the film’s most unsympathetic villain as it crushes journalist Gary Webb for digging up the Contra-cocaine scandal in the mid-1990s after the major newspapers thought they had buried it in the 1980s.

Not that the movie is without other villains, including drug traffickers and “men in black” government agents. But the drug lords show some humanity and even honesty as they describe how they smuggled drugs and shared the proceeds with the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, President Ronald Reagan’s beloved “freedom fighters.”

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Alexander Cockburn on the Death of Gary Webb, ‘a Very Fine Journalist Who Deserved Better Than He Got’

Kill The Messenger: How The Media Destroyed Gary Webb

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By Dave Smith

We are hugely dependent on our internet speeds for everything — on a desktop or mobile device, for business or pleasure, we need fast internet to do just about everything these days, since most of our lives have moved online. And yet, according to Akamai’s “State Of The Internet Report,” a survey that covers the first three months of 2014, the US comes up woefully short in terms of internet speeds, compared to other countries.

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By Michelle Conlin

Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets.

By now, banks have usually sold the houses. But the proceeds of those sales were often not enough to cover the amount of the loan, plus penalties, legal bills and fees. The two big government-controlled housing finance companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as other mortgage players, are increasingly pressing borrowers to pay whatever they still owe on mortgages they defaulted on years ago.

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