“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The Danish TV sensation Borgen, is described by Peggy Noonan, political editorial writer for the WSJ as “one of the greatest portrayals of modern politics and government I have ever seen.” Noonan points out in her review that “Borgen is the popular name of Copenhagen’s Christiansborg Palace, which houses the Parliament and prime minister’s office.”

The fictional series follows Denmark’s first female prime minister through three seasons of political intrigue, policy debates and decisions. Among other things, Borgen shows how the US squeezes its allies to go along with illegal activities and how big business, media and special interests negotiate and interact with government.

If you want to know how it feels to be “in the room where it happens,” here it is!

DVD’s are available from Netflix and Amazon and download/stream available from the BBC and iTunes.

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“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” ~Ronald Reagan

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Wells Fargo has admitted to creating 1.5 million unauthorized retail bank accounts and 565,000 unauthorized credit applications. Speaking as the former Assistant Secretary of Housing – FHA Commissioner, my questions are:

  • How many credit cards were issued to the phony account holders?
  • How many auto loans were originated for the phony holders?
  • How many mortgage loans were originated for the phony holders?

Moreover, if credit cards and loans were associated with these accounts:

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[CAF: Local action is often where we have real opportunity to make a difference. This article by Pete Heckman was originally published on Sep 22, 2012. It is timeless, so we are republishing to inspire you to shift time to your state and local elections and find opportunities to support excellent local leadership]

By Gary L. Heckman

Today we are engaged, through the media, with the politics of electing a new President, members of Congress and Senate. Most electors understand the positions of our leaders at the national level, whether it be Democrat or Republican, left, right or middle. This information is being broadcast and published every day in every news outlet, both conservative and liberal, and being informed on which way to vote is relatively simple. Do you agree or disagree with the platform of each of the parties? There is no excuse for being undecided how to vote at the national level especially with the information overload we are subject to.

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KeepCalm

By Catherine Austin Fitts

It’s time to take a deep breath and listen to the American people.

Our concerns have been smothered over by the media “shriek-o-meter” and government promises like thick gravy poured on an entrée that no one wants to really taste. All the mathematical systems we use to communicate — from market prices to voting booths to official statistics — are manipulated. So we are escalating our cries.

Let’s pierce through the passion and diversity of opinions and look at the fundamental mathematics of government budgets and economics (what I refer to as, “how the money works”) to “grok” the deeper message:

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