[CAF Note: Budget issues are in the news as a result of the US Presidential primaries. In response to numerous questions, I am republishing my piece on the obstacles to a very desirable and necessary revolution in federal fiscal policy.]
by Catherine Austin Fitts
Ultimately, the fiscal cliff is the tip of the iceberg of our economic and cultural woes. Our problems are deeper. The more of us who are prepared to look honestly at our situation and take responsibility for it, the sooner authentic solutions will become possible and emerge.
As we look over the fiscal cliff into our financial abyss, now is a good time to “Come Clean” about the real state of our lives, our communities, and our economy, starting with the U.S. federal finances that flow deeply and intimately throughout every aspect of our lives.
This Solari Special Report includes (22) challenges we must address to put our federal fiscal house in order.
[Reposting as Blowout Sale is On.]
“If my cuisine were to be defined by just one taste, it would be that of subtle, aromatic, extra-virgin olive oil.” ~ Alain Ducasse
By Catherine Austin Fitts
I am one of those people who are perpetually in search of the finest olive oil and balsamic vinegar to make – among other things – the perfect salad. I have never found an olive oil to top my favorite – Barbàra Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily. There is something about olives that come from trees that are hundreds of years old – some said to be even a thousand years old.
Their US importer just launched their website so the oil is now readily accessible to retail.
“If you’re a goalkeeper, it doesn’t matter what you save the ball with – if you keep it out, it’s not a goal.”
By Catherine Austin Fitts
A remarkable 2% + bounce across global markets on Friday softened the awfulness of January on the last trading day. It looked like a “save” to me. If you read our Solari Report by Rambus published last Thursday, Are We in a Deflationary Spiral?, the charts were clearly indicating a sell signal on US and global equities. Now that signal is not confirmed. So let’s see what February brings. This week is bound to be a “nail biter.”
Here are the charts as of last Friday close:
“Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.”
~ John Donne
By Catherine Austin Fitts
From a review of the available evidence, it appears that federal agents last week executed Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum (shown above with his wife and children) in Oregon in cold blood. It sounds like his colleagues kept their heads and made it out alive. It could have come out the other way. They are lucky. Although, if the execution is questioned in court, their lives will be in danger, as well.
The media assassination of Finicum, his family and and his colleagues is now underway. You have to kill his name if you want to kill him, get away with it and send the message that you can.
American leadership has a long history of sending people to execute other people. It often goes something like this: someone, typically a rich guy, makes a deal with someone else. Certain politicians carry the water on the deal and get cut in for a piece of the action. Often, they are transferring government resources at below market prices, so discretion is required.
Then, it turns out that the implementation of this transaction runs into road blocks. Other people have property rights. There are local regulatory processes. The local citizenry is upset by the lawlessness or the lousy economics of what is happening. But the problem is that contracts are now in place, so the hold-up costs money and attracts unnecessary attention. The hold-up also creates risks (including personal liabilities). People get frustrated. Falling commodities prices mean that cash flows are thin. Overhead is burning away.
Finally, someone is appointed to “fix” things. It’s as though a hot potato is transferred over to federal agents or to covert operations teams…unless it’s jobbed out to mercenaries or to mob hit men.
Either the clock was ticking and the pressure was on — resulting in a poorly executed mess — or this execution was carried out to set a highly public example and to convey a message. A covert team would have achieved a similar result with an induced heart attack, bio warfare, poisoning, EMF, or entrainment. The ranchers would have failed or died and the public would not have been the wiser. The deaths would have appeared natural or looked like suicides.
If you take away just one message from this event, let it be the following: whatever you must do to stop gun control and a constitutional convention, please do it. Otherwise, be prepared to be herded off your land and into urban “reservations” where you will be stripped of your property and your human rights.
You can also dig deeper and find out “how the money worked” on the Finicum execution. What deals are going down behind the scenes on federal lands in Oregon? Jon Rappoport has suggested that the execution may be related to a Clinton deal with the Russians for uranium. Whatever or whomever it is, let’s follow the money back through the federal bureaucracies and the shadows to the anonymous individuals who flipped the kill switch.
Cui bono? Who benefits?
YouTube | 30 January 2016