“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
~Vladimir Lenin

By Catherine Austin Fitts

It’s Christmas. We hope you take time to celebrate and enjoy this holiday season.

For those who want to spend some time digging into the “deeper story,” we are republishing some of our favorite Solari Reports from 2014 for your holiday enjoyment this week. They are available now – just login.

As I speak with subscribers puzzling over the tug-of-war between Russia and the G-7 and the swan dive in the oil price,  I find myself saying, have you listened to the recent Solari Report we did with Jim Norman, The Oil Card – What’s Next? And, have you listed to our interview Russia and the Ukraine Backstory with Anne Williamson?  These two masterful reporters take you past the noise of the corporate media to see what is really happening in a clear, coherent way.

Stumped by the wild scenarios being thrown about regarding Chinese growth and how it impacts North America? My candidate for best book on the global economy this year is Steve Roach’s Unbalanced. Listen to our interview with Roach, Seeking US-China Balance, to understand the transition underway.

Finally, money and resources all are part of a governance system operating here on planet Earth. You can not begin to grapple with who or what runs that system until you have gotten your mind around the black budget and the hidden system of finance that has been operating since the end of WWII as the dark side of the Bretton Woods Systems. There is no better way to do so then listening to the video presentations at the Secret Space Program, now available to Solari Report subscribers. Dr. Joseph Farrell, Jon Rappoport, Mark McCandlish, Richard Dolan  – it does not get better than the line up you you can enjoy here.

A lot happened in 2014. Thanks to your support, we were able to bring to you the best and brightest to make sense of it all.

Enjoy!

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” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a strong mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The economics of hatred is a fascinating area of research – one I recommend to you. When you start digging in to who makes money on hatred you start to see the world through a new lens. There is no more effective tactic to financial and economic control than keeping the general population in a state of dramatic competition rather than peaceful cooperation.  Arranging for your enemies to destroy each other in ways that profit you is an ancient tactic – but with digital technology and multinational corporate media it is achieving a very modern twist.

This week on The Solari Report, I will be speaking with one of the independent producers I most admire – author and host of The Digital Underground and The Cyberspace Sanctuary, Junious Ricardo Stanton. Junious and I are both from the Philadelphia area, both attended the University of Pennsylvania. We share a lifelong passion for understanding the world around us from the global economy to our local community. Junious served as a councilman in Lawnside, New Jersey and studied urban planning.

An invaluable step to living a free and inspired life is building immunity to the divide and conquer media and politics around us. To do that, I find it particularly valuable to understand the effort to alienate men from women and black from white.  Remove those two manipulations and the entire game could unravel.

I asked Junious to join me because I want a raw, uncut conversation. Junious is the master of dealing with our darkest obstacles while keeping things in a higher mind. He has grappled with these issues for many years both professionally and on and off air.

Pastor TD Jakes once said, “If you lose your love, you lose your power.” How do you survive the “beat down” and preserve your love? There is no more important question before us. Love is the backbone of a culture that endures. Jim Rouse once challenged the design group for Columbia, Maryland, “How do we create communities where we are free to love one another?” This question is at the heart of outwitting the uncivil society growing up around us. We need to talk about this and we need to do it now.

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

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review After the Wedding, a remarkable Danish movie that reminds us that there are very few degrees of separation between the richest 1% and the poorest 1% on the globe. Indeed, when the love of a man and a woman, and the love of a mother and father for a child are involved, we are all are intimately and powerfully connected.

Talk to you Thursday!

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~The following article and accompanying table are intended for use as reference tools and as indications of the types of requirements and restrictions that may be found in various state statutes and regulations. They should not be relied upon, may not be current, accurate or complete and do not constitute legal advice for readers. Any small business interested in conducting a state crowdfunding offering should consult competent legal counsel in the applicable home state before taking any action.~

[CAF Note: Whenever I am interested in a highly complex legal and regulatory issue, I turn to our attorney Carolyn Betts to research and write something that distills the material down so that a serious entrepreneur can get the lay of the land before finding the right attorney. The goal is to take a very important issue and reduce the task of defining options to something a busy person can handle. As the federal government has declined to create a regulatory pathway for crowdfunding to serve as a legitimate tool for entrepreneurs to raise equity capital, the states are proceeding to take action. If using crowdfunding to invest or raise capital with securities is of interest, do check out what is happening in your state. Here it is – another tour de force from Carolyn Betts.]

By Carolyn A. Betts, Esq.

Many held out hope that the USA JOBS Act crowdfunding exemption would stimulate participation by investors of moderate means in new business formation. Unfortunately, due to the prohibitions in federal law on “general solicitation” as a marketing tool for capital raising by start-up businesses, there were very few circumstances under which an offering could be conducted over the Internet pre-JOBS Act. As we have seen, Title III of the JOBS Act loosened these restrictions for securities offerings to “accredited” investors.

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“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” ~ Peter Lynch

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The rebalancing of the global economy continues:

  • The flow of wealth moves from West to East; from North to South; as goods and natural resources flow back;
  • The infrastructure for a global currency builds out: Swift and Swift alternatives, smart phones, satellite systems and navies;
  • There is drama and tension created by competing teams: Snowden vs. the NSA, Putin vs. the G-7, the BRICS trading, swapping and reorganizing;
  • The institutions of Global 2.0 struggle to manage as funds flow into Global 3.0 investment and dark pools.

As the pendulum swings back and forth, the Hegelian dialectic is served. Rebalancing does not go in a straight line.  It is a pendulum swinging back and forth; with insiders harvesting the outsiders as money cycles through the financial markets. Digital systems facilitate ever more leverage, feeding centralized control.

At the heart of the dance is the price of the US dollar and of gold.  The prices swing up and down – usually moving in opposition. Factions push their book:

  • The US Dollar Index is going to 122, no, now 165;
  • The US Dollar Index is collapsing – it is going to zero;
  • Gold is going to $10,000 per ounce;
  • Gold will drop through $1,100 and then sink to 700.

The price prophecies are rife with stories that terrorize and delight:

  • The future is hopeless, there will be nuclear war;
  • JP Morgan will collapse shortly and the richest bankers will be bankrupted;
  • Mother earth has taken over the bank information systems – they no longer obey the central banks. All will be well;
  • The Dragon Elders are the wealthiest families in the world. From Asia, they are shrouded in mystery. They are going to save us all;
  • The Iraqi dinar is being reset tomorrow and my investment will be worth $20 million. No, tomorrow. A day later, tomorrow. A year later, tomorrow. For years now, tomorrow.
  • Climate change is a huge emergency. We must centralize control and live in poverty to save our planet.

The stories play on our fear and greed. They appeal to our desire for certainty; for an explanation that makes sense of the chaotic process; for a big bang ending to the slow burn after which everything promises to make sense again; for a peek into the inside circle.

Behind the scenes, the build out of the global currency and payment systems and the growth of equity markets fueled by central bank largesse march steadily forward. The governance system may be invisible and the process may be emergent, but the financial goals are clear.

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 to share his insight on what technical analysis is telling him about current market trends.

I have asked Franklin to help me address potential scenarios for my 2015 investment strategies. We will also address how to follow geopolitical developments and financial prices in a manner that looks squarely at all the risks ahead without losing time, money or even our minds to less likely, wildcard or whacky scenarios.

We will also touch base on Christmas to tell you the story of how giving gold and silver to the kids I love at Christmas inspired me to work with Franklin on launching his idea for a Silver and Gold Calculator.  Now is the time of year to consider gifting to the children you love during the holiday season.

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

In Let’s Go to the Movies, we will view the rebalancing of the global economy through the eyes of those who lead the world’s most famous vineyards. When I worked on Wall Street, one of the rewards for being promoted to vice president was a case of Château Haut-Brion. Savoring it one bottle at a time inspired a love for Bordeaux wines.  So I was fascinated to watch Red Obsession, a marvelous Australian documentary about the price bubble in Bordeaux wines in 2008-10 resulting from unprecedented Chinese demand. Narrated by Russell Crowe, this one is not to be missed!

Talk to you Thursday!

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“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” ~ General George S. Patton

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, I speak with Patty Kemmerer of Kemmerer Schooley Smith, CPAs about U.S. year-end tax and financial planning. Our goal is to inspire you to take action now while there is still time to get things done before the end of the tax year.

Patty and I will be review the full gamut of issues, big and small, including gifting, college financing, 401ks and IRA investments, Affordable Care Act penalties and the tax implications of crowdfunding. We will also address administrative issues, including: “How do I find a CPA or a bookkeeper I can trust?” Look for lots of practical ideas to help taxes bite less and compliance go smoothly.

In Money & Markets, I will discuss the latest in geopolitical news and financial markets development.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I suggest a comedy to warm your heart – If I Were You.  A remarkable performance by Marcia Gay Harden as the jilted wife demonstrates what can happen when human kindness and imagination transform what is worth nourishing in a bad situation. There is a small bonus for those of us who love Shakespeare.  Harden’s character drowns her sorrows by playing King Lear in an amateur production. The last time I saw King Lear performed Anthony Hopkins played Lear in a serious, classic version. Watching a Harden offer up a more whimsical, female Lear is a most unique interpretation!

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“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!

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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!

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“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong.”          ~Richard Feynman

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Chuck Gibson of Financial Perspectives, joins me for our quarterly Equity Overview.

In our January Annual Wrap Up, I introduced the concept of the shift from Global 2.0 to Global 3.0. Rather than focus on the deterioration in the government systems from which assets have been shifted, I wanted to focus on the reinvestment of those resources. Where are resources going and what are the implications for our society and economy?

I explored these developments further in our 1st and 2nd Quarter Wrap Ups. The result was many excellent questions from subscribers about the implications for the equity markets and for your investment strategy.

To respond, Chuck and I decided to focus this Equity Overview on the investor’s perspective on Global 3.0.

To do so, I reviewed the twelve trends that will have the greatest impact on the economy in the 3rd Quarter Wrap Up.

This coming week, after Chuck updates us on recent developments in the equity markets, we will describe how these trends are emerging in the equity markets. Then we will cover the key risk issues and the implications to your investment strategy, including the pros and cons or a buy and hold strategy, the role of diversification and the importance of quality in leadership – whether of companies, funds or custodians.

Chuck has prepared a series of graphs and charts that give you a strategic view of both markets and the history of investment performance.

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

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Christoper Nolan’s new science fiction blockbuster, Interstellar.

Talk to you Thursday!

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“There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home.” ~ Kenny Guinn

By Catherine Austin Fitts

As lending terms start to relax, more people are looking to buy homes or help their children and grandchildren buy their first one.

There are many benefits to owning your own home – if you do it right. However, finding the right home is a complex matter, let alone going through the process of buying and financing a home. If you have never done it before, the challenge can seem daunting. You are making a purchase of both a major consumption good and, ideally, a major investment.

Dr. Gary Eldred, author of Investing in Real Estate, once sent his students out to interview hundreds of real estate professionals to create a comprehensive list of all the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, publishing it in his classic The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make (and how to Avoid Them)

Dr. Eldred joins me on The Solari Report to go back to basics and step through the dos and don’ts of buying a home.

In Money & Markets I will address the latest developments in the financial markets, including a farewell to quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. I will also discuss some of the immediate opportunity and risk issues in the housing markets for those of you who are looking to buy homes at this time, emphasizing some of the topics that Dr. Eldred and I address in our discussion.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Herman’s House, a remarkable story that takes you inside the wonder of imagining and owning your dream home through the words and story of Herman Wallace who has lived in solitary confinement for 40 years.

Talk to you Thursday!

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“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Every day we see new announcements about breakthroughs in science and technology in numerous areas. Fusion. Robotics. Nanotechnology. Teleportation. The list is growing.

This week, Dr. Joseph Farrell of Giza Death Star will join me for his quarterly Solari Report. We are going to engage in some “high octane speculation” about the most important scientific and engineering developments underway. What are the ones that are most important to you and me? What will the impact be on our culture, geopolitics and investment in the 21st Century?

You don’t want to miss this one. This discussion will help you understand why I say that the changes over the last ten years are just the beginning. Strap in!

It’s the last week of the month so no Money & Markets.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Snowpiercer, the recent apocalyptic thriller about a group of humans surviving in an ice age traveling around the Earth on a train. More than gruesome, the speech given by Ed Harris for the last twenty minutes is one of the most remarkable descriptions of our existing governance system ever created and the ending eloquently speaks to real solutions.

Talk to you Thursday!

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