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I wish Goldman would stop doing God's work and just let the markets be heathen driven.
Ditto. What has not been screwed up by the incompetence and greed of these fuckers. The funny thing (or maybe not so funny) is that institutional investors keep piling into GS stock (hello california pension funds!).
To me this proves to not trust bankers and, instead, keep physical gold within your access. Countries that trust their money in foreign banks or have physical gold being held off shore are fools at best, total idiots at worst.
If an omnipotent entity started a new fund, would you buy into it? Would you care what it is composed of? You'd say to yourself "That fund's gotta go up, it's managed by an entity that knows the future".
GS don't know the future, but the do the next best thing, front-run or buy-out everybody. Check out their trading record, two-thumbs up! Why would you buy in a company that is virtually assured to make money? That's just plain wrong, not right, only an idiot/shill would do that, right?
Depends on what people start accepting as "money" doesn't it?
Anyone surprised by this revelation please put on the dunce cap and sit in the corner for the rest of the day.
I need an esquire to File Suit in Federal Court Against the U.S. Government.. more over the President of the United States of America. Pro Bono in the name of Fight Club!
The Law Suit is for breach of the Constitution for bringing home the U.S. Army and now Training the U.S. Army to operate Against "We the People".
Who wants to get some T.V. face time for themselves and for Tyler here.. we want warm bodies to educate we have to up our visible profile.
I am looking for feedback and ideas to make as big a splash as possible! so if you have something that will help, speak up! even if you think its small! speak up! every little thing matters and helps! SO PLEASE!!! Speak Up!
Even before the Patriot Act, the government shills were arguing that Posse Comitatus had already been eroded with a number of exceptions. http://www.homelandsecurity.org/journal/articles/Trebilcock.htm
Now, because of the Patriot Act, it seems like it would be very difficult to convince a judge that a violation of Posse Comitatus has occurred. Not saying it wouldn't be worth it to bring the suit, just trying to prepare you for the difficulty it would entail.
Yet again... ZH proves why it is the best website in the world!!!
Perfect Zero sends chills...
According to the IMF, Libya’s Central Bank is 100% state owned. The IMF estimates that the bank has nearly 144 tons of gold in its vaults. It is significant that in the months running up to the UN resolution that allowed the US and its allies to send troops into Libya, Muammar al-Qaddafi was openly advocating the creation of a new currency that would rival the dollar and the euro. In fact, he called upon African and Muslim nations to join an alliance that would make this new currency, the gold dinar, their primary form of money and foreign exchange. They would sell oil and other resources to the US and the rest of the world only for gold dinars.
The US, the other G-8 countries, the World Bank, IMF, BIS, and multinational corporations do not look kindly on leaders who threaten their dominance over world currency markets or who appear to be moving away from the international banking system that favors the corporatocracy. Saddam Hussein had advocated policies similar to those expressed by Qaddafi shortly before the US sent troops into Iraq.
--John Perkins (author of "Confessions of A Economic Hitman")
Moral: Play for the right terrorists.
Let us be pragmatic -- the commodity surplus but insufficiently armed countries will have to trade with the populous commodity deficit countries on terms set by the deficit countries -- might is right, plain and simple. The arrangement is the elites in the commodity surplus countries have been given a franchise to manage but if they over step, they have to know they will be thrown out.
People in commodity surplus countries want to trade with anyone who will buy their raw materials. Have you ever been hungry? you just want to do what you need to do to earn money to get in a better place..those people don't want to refrain from selling rich countries commodities just because of our tv shows. They couldn't give a shit about that stuff. That is scare tactics used to justify building up the parasitical military industrial complex.
The "terms" are not set by "deficit countries" as this implies it benefits us upper or lower middle class folks in america...this is collectivist garbage narrative.
The "terms" that the commodity surplus countries are forced to deal in are set by banksters and moneyed interest who have influence over printing press decisions...that is a elite club and 99.9% of americans ain't in it. "deficit countries" is completely different than financial oligarachy. The rhetorical trick of lumping in joe sixpack american interest with that of Goldman Sachs and pretending they are the same thing has to be more broadly recognized if things are to ever change. The malthusians like to use this trick a lot as well.
The US has put itself on a warpath to dethrone Muammar Gaddafi from power not only because he wants to further nationalize Libya's oil supply, but he also wants Libya to finance its own debt without any assistance from the US banking system. This is why I have come to believe that the Wall Street industrial complex, led by America's top kleptocratic banks, paid to entrap Strauss-Kahn not only as a way to prevent themselves from getting a much-needed haircut, but also as a gift to Sarkozy for assisting the US in its invasion and soon occupation of Libya.
can't ever be sure, but sounds about right to me.
Which bank gets the gold? Do they share in the spoils, or what?
It's a 21st Century refresh of the term "barbarous relic".
Starve that beast
The TSA is groping little old ladies at the airport while the banksters do business with the Lockerbie bomber.
Wake up people the narratives that are fed to the American people throught the MSM are lies. Once the masses accept the narratives then they are in a mental prison where they can only see two solutions...support Huxley's Brave New World or support Orwell's 1984...either one is supporting the bankster-military-industrial complex oligarchy.
Goldman Sachs is a crime syndicate pure and simple.
No wonder duplicate posts happen with only one click and refreshes are painfully slow at times.
Zero hedge needs more server space.
Cmon guys. It has to be worth fifty per year. ZH does not get public funding like npr and broadcast.
I bet those were GE made cluster bombs dropped on the citizenry.
CAN THIS ALSO MEAN THAT -------------GADDAFI IS JUST ANOTHER PUPPET???
No it's the way they attack. They close down the "sanctions" which is just economic war. Then they seize assets to destablize the place. Then they go in with army.
Non rothchilds controlled banks. Libya, Syria, Cuba, Iran, North Korea.
All others are puppet states. Pakistan is a puppet state but an unstable puppet state so they are always thown under the bus every time a chance to do so comes up. India is a puppet state but the democratic process is not able to make them fully compliant. China is a puppet state but if it doesn't work out they'll side with russia. Russia is a puppet state with a huge hedge as well. If it doesn't work out right they'll rogue. The only real commited till death do us part states are the united arab emirites. But the whole dubai is a fucking joke sinking in the sand and turning to shit thing is getting on their nerves.
This system is so fucking ass twisted-- makes you really question who the bad guys are.
Not if you already know.
Is mr.bean-draghi also involved in that?
He worked for g.s. private banking in Europe between 2002 and 2005
draghi, a jesuit-goldman sachs alumn
$1 billion in structured products? That's quite the commission.
Attn Members of Congress:
You are a J - O - K - E
unfortunately, the U.S. is the punchline
Oh look - the two most voiciferous banks in 2009 crowing about how they didn't require a bailout from Government (well not a direct one anyway, we all know they all benefitted from indirect bailouts)
Criminals - all criminals....and when the police won't take action....the people must.
He was a puppet that tried to go off his strings...just like JFK before his execution and Sadam before he tried to pay down debt(become a financially independent country and bucking the OPEC oil production guidance), Reagan before Hinkley came and delivered a message
3M uniques a month? Congrats
If you're managing around $30B and can't say no to $330m in shady assets (just around 1% of AUM), you don't deserve to act as a fiduciary of anyone's assets in my book. Good lord.
I don't think the firms listed above broke AML rules. When Libya was going through it's rapprochement with the West part of the deal was that they were removed from the AML block that the US had imposed on them which had effectively shut them out of the global banking system. I know a quick perusal of the AML sanctioned entities in my workplace (a large financial institution and none of the above) prior to March would show that the Libyan government wasn't a sanctioned body and could be dealt with.
Nobody does laundry like Wachovia! Take a look see here and note the penalty: $160M plus three our fathers, three hail marys and make a damn good act of contrition.
Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez
‘Al Qaeda Fighters Join Libyan Rebels’ that was the Drudge headline on March 26, linked to a Daily Telegraph report.
Ben Bernanke, Andrew Fastow, Maurice Greenberg, Alan Greenspan, Michael Milken, Marc Rich, Myron Scholes, George Soros, the list goes on and on but they all have something in common. Now the Banksters, well they got several TRILLION Taxpayer $$ and they've done well, speculating in Tel Aviv real estate for instance, yet don't you think the American sheeple, who let it all be taken from them, will just lie down and DIE? I think they will, if they gave up their nation, their HABITAT then they surely will not resist now.
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