“I realize that the odds against a free life must seem pretty formidable right now. And yet there are already individuals who live their lives as they choose.
~Harry Browne

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Jon Rappoport, Dr. Joseph Farrell and I shared the stage in San Mateo in July. Questions we heard throughout the weekend included, “How do I breakaway?” “How can I be happy given the way the world is going.” How do I help my children adapt and thrive?”  Jon addressed some of these questions in his presentation. However, the audience wanted more – lots more. They wanted to drill down into the details.

For the last two months Jon, Joseph and I have been discussing the tactics and strategies that people have used – both now and through the centuries – to overcome the spiritual, cultural, legal, financial and physical obstacles to personal freedom. We thought we would share some of these insights this week on the Solari Report.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news. Make sure to send your questions for Ask Catherine.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review “Long Way Round”. When a colleague suggested I watch 5 1/2 hours of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman riding motorcycles from London to New York via Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, Russia and Canada, I thought he was mad.  Yes, I loved having motorcycles when I lived in Hong Kong. Yes, I rode a bicycle alone across the United States. These are things that are fun to do, not watch a video of someone else doing. I was sure I would never get through the first episode. Wrong I was – tagging along by film on this extraordinary adventure, infused me with new energy for living a free and inspired life.

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“What I put in the stock market, I don’t have to touch in my lifetime. I want to live off my bonds. I want to be that safe.” ~Monica Seles

By Catherine Austin Fitts

For many years, municipal bonds have been a mainstay of American retirement portfolios. However, as the mortgage markets melted down from serious, systemic fraud, some analysts predicted that we would see a similar meltdown in the municipal market.

Of course, mortgage fraud depended on the MERS system creating a way for federal agencies and Wall Street to circumvent local government controls. That circumvention did not happen in the municipal market. Despite the budget struggles that state and local government are managing as they and we adjust to a changing economy and federal fiscal and monetary debasement, the municipal market has managed to avoid most of the pitfalls experienced in the asset backed markets.

It was Joe Mysak, Municipal Market editor for Bloomberg and author of the Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds: A Reference Guide to Market Events, Structures, Dynamics, and Investment Knowledge who challenged the dire warnings, insisting that significant financial defaults would be more limited and that municipalities would manage through. He was right.

Joe and his team have just published their Municipal Market First Half 2014 Stat Book.  Joe joins me this week for a Municipal Market Overview. We cover all the issues – from market performance, to the big defaults – Detroit and Puerto Rico – to the latest developments in federal tax and bond regulation, the condition of state and local pension funds, more budget challenges and the outlook for increased infrastructure investment.  Even if low yields have kept many of us out of tax-exempt bonds, this market is an important window on what is happening on the ground in North America.  Talking with Joe is always fascinating – his insight is rich with history and network.

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

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Mayor Cupcake, a family comedy about a local baker whose kids nominate her to serve as Mayor of her small town. She proceeds to restore the town budget to a lawful basis. On one hand, you might think it is silly. On the other hand, if we could turn loose a similar process across the country, we could return integrity to a meaningful portion of the economy. Mayor Cupcake implies that local guys are skimming. I believe they only get a small cut – that a major portion is going to the folks at the top. Whatever the allocations, Mayor Cupcake is a reminder that rejuvenating the economy on Main Street requires integrity in the dimes and dollars of local finances. I live in a town with a Mayor and city council members I trust to watch every penny. It is a good feeling – like the one you get watching Mayor Cupcake – and a feeling I wish for all of us.

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“The aid program delivered best it could what was in reality a flimsy contrivance, which – in turn – was really only an exotic venue through which to pass public funds to selected Russians of the Clintons and the Harvard Institute of International Development’s choosing and to Wall Street investment banks the Clintons hoped to entice permanently into their orbit of supporters and contributors. In short, the Russian bond market was the Arkansas Development Finance Authority gone international.” ~ Anne Williamson, Testimony Before the Committee on Banking and Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives, Sept. 21, 1999

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The most popular blog post at solari.com is Financial Coup d’ Etat. It was written about my experience at an investment conference in London. I was presenting The Myth of the Rule of Law about the extraordinary windfalls enjoyed by private investors as a result of so-called “privatization” and the early engineering of the US housing bubble. I then heard a riveting presentation from former WSJ report and author Anne Williamson about a similar process in Russia and the former Soviet Union territories and one from John Laughland about, yet again, a similar process in Eastern Europe.

We realized that day that it was the same investment interests operating globally using the same models in country after country.  Since then, as events unfold globally, I watch for the impact of investment flows on events throughout the seven continents – the financial interests and deals often involve deep connections.

This week Anne Williamson of Lok-N-Load Media joins me to discuss the devastating “privatization” of the Russian economy in the 1990′s as a critical history leading up to current events in the Ukraine. We will talk about what is happening in the Ukraine, Russia’s point of view and what that means to events ahead. This is a long, fascinating discussion on the real politik of US relations with Europe, Russia and the Ukraine today with an experienced author whose grasp of the global financial system, institutions and markets is first rate. You don’t want to miss it!

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

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review a remarkable new documentary Dinosaur 13, directed and produced by Todd Douglas Miller. Whether Iraq, Kiev, Crimea or Rapid City, South Dakota, when powerful private interests want control, whether of fossil fuels or fossils, they can and do engineer a lot of tax-payer funded resources in the service of getting what they want.

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America’s reputation as a nation of laws and as a nation of immigrants is at stake here. Making the law-abiders feel discounted would not have rested well with the Founding Fathers either.” ~ Dr. Manmeet Singh, “Lament of a Legal Alien,” WSJ, August 11, 2014

By Catherine Austin Fitts

It’s time to pay serious attention to what is happening on our borders. The variation between what the law requires the federal government to do, and what the federal government is actually doing or facilitating has profound implications for the future of US sovereignty and the US economy.

A country that cannot maintain its borders may not remain a country. If that sounds alarmist, please note we have Peggy Noonan, a respected WSJ editorialist, conveying a trial balloon for breaking up the United States. Doing so is one way for those who now control the assets that have been stolen to rid themselves of the US Constitution and governmental liabilities.

Zack Taylor, charter member of the National Association of Retired Border Officers (NARBO), joins me this week on the Solari Report for an in depth look at what is happening on our borders.  This includes a tour of the darker issues involved – topics you rarely hear explored. This is information that is important for you to have while there is still time to take the actions necessary in our own lives as well as support the leadership that can do something about it. Mid-term elections are a time when you can be heard loud and clear.

Zack and NARBO have posted several excellent video presentations online. In Let’s Got to the Movies, I encourage you to watch the first interview with Zack that we posted here on the Solari Report blog.

It’s the last week of the month so no Money & Markets. I will address your questions on our first Report after Labor Day, when Anne Williamson joins me to discuss what is happening in the Ukraine, including how it connects to the transnational organized crime operating South and North of the US Border.

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“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”~Joseph Goebbels, Third Reich Minister of Propaganda

By Catherine Austin Fitts

My frustration with the media coverage of Ebola cases in Africa reached a tipping point this week!

The most insightful investigative reporter on the relationship between economic warfare and pandemics and disease is our very own Jon Rappoport. So I asked Jon to join me this week to discuss the politics and unanswered questions of pandemics.

As the Fed tapers and concerns about global liquidity grow, it is essential for you to know how to separate fact from fiction, especially when it comes to your health and the health and safety of those you love.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in finance and geopolitics, including updates on the Fed taper and events in Ferguson, Missouri. In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.

Talk to you Thursday!

Related Reading:

Jon has created a new special collection which includes information on how to obtain and manage power outside the confines of the matrix. He is calling it Power Outside the Matrix. It comes with my highest recommendation!

For more information on Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News.

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“”Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.” ~Henry Ford

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week is the Precious Metal Market Report on The Solari Report. Franklin Sanders of The Moneychanger will join me to brief us on the latest developments in the gold and silver markets and share his insight on what technical analysis is telling him about current market trends. We will discuss the potential impact of the Federal Reserve’s taper of quantitative easing through October. What could happen? What signs should we watch for? What steps do we take to navigate?

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest news in current events and finance.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review a 2012 PBS documentary Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World.  It tells the story of Soviet submarine fleet commander Vasili Arkhipov who served as deputy commander on the K-19 during the nuclear incident that was the basis of the movie K-19: The Widowmaker and then prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The title comes from a statement from the National Archive Director that “a guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world”.

The year after this documentary was made, another was made by the same name The Man Who Saved The World, about a Russian officer who declined to retaliate after receiving a false alarm from the Soviet nuclear early warning system in 1983.  Both stories are a reminder that each individual is important, each makes a difference in this world and choosing peace can make all the difference.

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“The one duty we owe to history is to re-write it.” ~Oscar Wilde

By Catherine Austin Fitts

All efforts to ascertain the actual governance and related financial systems on planet Earth invariably lead to more questions than answers. And those questions lead us back into history. How did we get to our current situation? What happened? Who created this current reality? Like the present reality, the official story becomes less and less satisfactory. As a result, efforts to unpack our real history are an essential contribution to creating a positive way forward.

This week Dr. Joseph Farrell joins me on The Solari Report to discuss his latest book Thrice Great Hermetica and the Janus Age. We explore key players and events in the Medieval Ages and the Renaissance that had a profound impact on the development of the Americas and the manner in which we are governed today, including the Fourth Crusade, the Inquisition and the targeting of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and the European invasion of the Americas. Our discussion is about maps, money and monopolies and the deepest history of the global bullion trade. More importantly, it is about the cosmology and deep culture that has created historical divides between the Catholic Church and numerous groups that strove for a more enlightened world in the West.

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

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Jodorowsky’s Dune. Be prepared to be amazed and delighted by the deep history of many of the science fiction movies that you have watched and enjoyed for many years.  This is a documentary you will enjoy and never forget!

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“Judge things by how statistically likely they are, not how they appear.” ~James Montier

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week, I will be speaking with Chuck Gibson – managing member of Financial Perspectives and my partner at Sea Lane Advisory, LLC.

First, we will review events and performance in the global equity markets for the second quarter. The strength of the equity markets into July has continued to surprise investors, even inspiring Fed Chairman Yellen to describe valuations in some market sectors as “substantially stretched.”

Then, Chuck has a technical analysis on “finding bottoms.” While US equities have been strong, other parts of the equity markets have been weaker and commodities have been in a consolidation pattern.  Buying equities at market highs has historically not been a strategy for attractive long term gains. When investors find themselves facing all time highs in one market, how do you identify when it is time to take advantage of markets that have been consolidating or are low? How do you identify a so-called market bottom? How do you know when to shift?

Chuck has prepared a presentation using precious metals as an his example. A discussion of relative values in the two markets will be good background for our discussion with Franklin Sanders on the Precious Metals Market Report in August – August and early September are a traditionally low season for gold.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review George Clooney’s latest movie The Monuments Men and what it tells us about the spoils of war. Stories of war time looting, seizures and the various economic spoils of war are on our minds these days as a new round of economic sanctions trigger asset transfers and resulting winners and losers.

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“You’ll see some very interesting changes in your conception of reality. But you have to remain grounded at the same time. Because you are living in this world, in this form of reality.  That’s the trick, to remain grounded.” Jack True, in interview with Jon Rappoport

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, more on “breaking away” as I present my 2nd Quarter Wrap Up.

The first half of 2014 has been profoundly power shifting. I will review the most important events in the financial markets and geopolitical stories that highlight the primary trends impacting your time and finances. My goal is to help you see the strategic areas of investment opportunity and risk as they unfold within the events around us.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the Belgian police thriller Salamander. Salamander has been been purchased by the BBC and is scheduled for an English-speaking remake. A fascinating case study in the nature of political governance and control in the 21st century, Salamander underscores the power and importance of “control files.” For those of you trying to understand the latest round of pedophilia scandals in England and how compromising pictures in the wrong hands can drive people to extremes, this one is for you.

Please make sure to post or e-mail your questions and comments. “Talk” to you Thursday!

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“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”
~Jim Rohn

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Jon Rappoport will give his amazing presentation that literally brought down the house in San Mateo on June 29th. The question most on our minds when discussing trillions missing and the breakaway civilization is “What do I do?” Jon lays the foundation for a profoundly successful answer to that question.

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

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary about inventor Tim Jenison efforts to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. Rotten Tomatoes review describes as follows: “Entertaining and profound in equal measure, Tim’s Vermeer uses its seemingly esoteric subject to pose fascinating questions about art and obsession.”

Related Reading:

Jon has created a new special collection which includes information on how to obtain and manage power outside the confines of the matrix. He is calling it Power Outside the Matrix. It comes with my highest recommendation!

For more information on Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News.

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