"Pittman" Going To Supreme Court

Tyler Durden's picture

As we expected months ago, the fate of the US constitution, and the tyranny of the Federal Reserve and the banking oligarchy as a whole, will be decided by the captured Supreme Court, after Dow Jones reports that the Clearinghouse Association has asked the US Supreme Court to hear the Fed disclosure ("Pittman") case. The SCOTUS decision, given the recent Obama appointment, is a moot point. What happens after the judicial branch is also exposed to have been fully bought by the banks, after the executive and the legislative, is up to 99% of the US population.

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israhole's picture

Now you're talking!

Azannoth's picture

If I lived in the USA i'd buy some ammo to celebrate the verdict

caconhma's picture

So true.

Very soon we will celebrate the Second American Revolution.

The present two major US political parties are too corrupt. The shall game of the present major parties does not work any more. The "Tee Party" is just a diversion by the Ruling Elite. Just look at Sara Pailin as its "ideological leader".

This shit combined with a collapsing economy will not last much longer not being seriously challenged. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The only thing worse than waking up and realizing you're sleeping with a child molester is waking up and realizing you're dependant upon a child molester. As this insanity spirals further and further into the abyss, how likely are those who depend upon their jobs or their government unemployment/SS/Welfare checks and food stamps to revolt unless and until those lifelines have been severed.

As long as the government cheese will enable people to put off accepting that they're living with the devil, they will do so. Revolution is a long way off folks. I wish it were different. I've repeatedly called for people to stand up. But we are a passive and conditioned population. We will not bite the hand that feeds us until either it stops feeding us or we can no longer deny that it has stopped.

If we here on Zero Hedge, who are most certainly better informed and more aware than the average Joe, have done nothing to stop this insanity, what makes us believe "America" will do anything anytime soon?

What are we waiting for?

tmosley's picture

Boston Massacre.

We need something that makes it clear to everyone that this thing isn't going away, and that if it isn't dealt with is just going to get worse.  Direct aggression against citizens by the US government should provide the spark to light this powder keg.  People will have to die, sadly, but there is no real way to trigger it otherwise.  That's human nature.

macholatte's picture


the people are like ants. the giant corrupt government comes along and kicks the ant hill. the ants on the surface scurry about looking for the trouble maker and how to get back into the hole. the ants inside don't know anything happened. the MSM comes along and dumps a load of mud propaganda onto the frustrated ants. the next day its business a usual.

No guns 'n ammo. No Timothy McVey. No Paul Revere.


tmosley's picture

I see.  So there has never been a revolution before, just ants scurrying around.

You do know that less than 1% of the American population took up arms during the American Revolution, right?  That was all it took.

Eventually, someone is going to do something stupid, and the powder keg will erupt.


cranky-old-geezer's picture

"You do know that less than 1% of the American population took up arms during the American Revolution, right?"

It will be 0% now.

Anyone who honestly believes or hopes for a "second American revolution" is a fool.  If anything was going to be done, it would already have been done.

Welcome to our slave future.  Yes I count myself too.   This nation is not going to be "saved".


macholatte's picture


Tuesday, November 2         La Revolution!

Wednesday, November 3     Business as usual


            Viva La Revolution!!


Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

The bus went off the cliff a long time ago. A lot of Zerohedgers understandably missed the point that it had a bungee cord around the axel. 

Clampit's picture

This revolution won't be fought with guns, this is the 21 century. Think AR Drones carrying balloons full of cyanide, GPS (or air) speed triggered actuators to cut brake lines, hell even the road flares taped to propane tanks used by the Columbine kids should give you an idea of the creativity about to be unleashed.

Instead of guns; stock up on encrypted radios, thermal imaging, UAVs and the such.

BTW, I like the "revolution" branding - much more freedom oriented than civil war.


Lednbrass's picture

Well, because when you get down to it the readership here is basically the Judean Peoples Front (or is it the Popular front? I forget), just educated urbanites who talk alot. This is a truly excellent site with an amazing amount of information, but the majority of the crowd here will be the last to actually do anything at all.  The culture that most here spring from just doesnt produce fighters.

I generally hate using pop culture references but I recently reread an old sci fi book that had me laughing when I thought about it.

You see, outside of the heavily populated areas is still a largely different species of humanity.  Generally they are raised on self reliance and contemptuous of outside help, they live in a strong local social fabric, are trained to fight, are proud of a long tradition of resistance to central power, do not measure their wealth in terms of money and gadgets, and are undercounted and terribly underestimated by the powers that be.

So to answer the big question- when?

As in the book, I think that the Fremen will rise and fight when Keynes dies and a leader with some degree of understanding and knowledge of what is to come stands up to serve as a rallying point. Not a moment sooner, and only when they are fully convinced that their world must change in order for their offspring to have a better life and there is no other way. Once a leader shows himself and the ties that held them loosen a little more, the nation will be changed.  However, I am not convinced that this change will mark the advent of a warm and fuzzy new brotherhood of man by any stretch- what follows may very well be harsh and terrible and bring a large cost in human life.

The analogy is not precise, but it I still think it is basically accurate.

When the time comes, any revolution is definitely not going to originate from a place like this, sorry guys.  There are always exceptions, but too often a persons willingness to take action is in inverse proportion to their level of education.

Clampit's picture

If what we write here offers credibility or purpose for some back woods nut case with penchant towards action, then in a sense the revolution could start here. I can be remarkably aggressive in my passivity.

Al Gorerhythm's picture

We are a conditioned as the Brits etc. Look at the reaction to a 25% public service pay cut in Britain. The trick is to bleed you slowly. The reduction and layoffs happen over 4 years.

Lednbrass's picture

Sarah Palin is not an "ideological leader" she is a politician who knew a good thing when she saw it and jumped on board to stay relevant and in the spotlight.  The designation of her or anyone else as a leader of what is inherently a leaderless resistance is the distraction- not the Tea Party types themselves.  The media and urbanites just cant comprehend the outburst of anger fueling this so they try to explain it away using their standard measurements and understandings, but what is brewing here is considerably different then anything in their experience.

goldmiddelfinger's picture

You need a gun to cause the ammo to make noise. Better you use fireworks. You must be French!

CH1's picture

The US population are defending their past errors. They don't want to know that they acted stupidly, spent the future generations into massive debt and preferred Dancing With The Stars to ever reading a real book.

To ever take a stand against "accepted wisdom" would be to question far too much. Most of them haven't the guts.

Diogenes's picture

Where have you been? The American people voted against Bush in 3 elections, protested most strongly against TARP, the bailouts, Obamacare, in fact every scam was carried out against the wishes of the people or behind their backs. The PTB even co opted the Tea Party.

Since they figured out how to rig the voting machines voters count for nothing and public protest counts for nothing so don't try to hang this mess on the public. They have been against the corruption every step of the way.

pan-the-ist's picture

You forgot to mention John 'The Supreme Court shouldn't intervene in states rights' Roberts.

macholatte's picture

dead people voted in Chicago. Unregistered people voted in Wisconsin. Acorn had people voting several times.  All of it documented. All of it accepted and approved by the power structure. The Dems did it this time.  The Reps did it last time. Nobody is punished because they all do it. WTF.

AnonymousMonetarist's picture

'Good morning, American people, it’s Alan Greenspan I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with your standard of living.

So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. OK, have a good day.’



Joe Davola's picture

I fully expect Kagan to write the opinion that the scotus can't force a non-governmental, private institution to divulge its records.

DaveyJones's picture


hard to say this doesn't apply to the Freedom of Information Act


(from the Fed's site)


"The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Over the years, its role in banking and the economy has expanded.

Today, the Federal Reserve’s duties fall into four general areas:

  • conducting the nation’s monetary policy by inf luencing the monetary and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates
  • supervising and regulating banking institutions to ensure the safety and soundness of the nation’s banking and financial system and to protect the credit rights of consumers
  • maintaining the stability of the financial system and containing systemic risk that may arise in financial markets
  • providing financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions, including playing a major role in operating the nation’s payments system 

The Federal Reserve is also listed on the FOIA contacts list of the DOJ



not that the Government is following the law anymore 

pan-the-ist's picture

Actually, Roberts has a history of making these activist Judge type decisions.  Don't bet against him.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

OK.  The Supreme Court will, most likely, rule in favor of the Fed and the $2 Trillion created to support the puppets of this false economy will not be know to the American public.  How many will give two shits?  I can guess a million, maybe two million; of the American public will be extremely offended.  So what happens then?  The people I talk to around my neck of the woods would simply shrug their way back into a pharmacological trance of television watching and masturbation. 

ietalon's picture

Hear Hear! This is at the very center of all the current problems. This is why

government is ineffective, they are owned. This is why SEC and CFTC is ineffective, they are owned. This is why we have creatures like the Patriot Act, because we are owned. The day we see charges against these crimes will be the day we return to the American ideal.

ILikeBoats's picture

How did a country that is majority Protestant end up with a SCOTUS that only has Catholics and Jews on it? 

Just askin' ...

sawyer's picture

Maybe you should ask the Protestant school boards across this nation...

optimator's picture

Diversity is the goal, but not on the Supreme Court, Wall Street, and certainly not the FED.

caconhma's picture

Did you mean the overwhelming Protestant majority?

As for Jews, they indeed control the Wall-Street, the main media, the Congress as well as good portion of an organized crime. Stupid Italian and Mexican gangs just take a fall.

svendthrift's picture

And this control will end. Sometime, somehow. I wonder if they ponder that or if they're so arrogant they think it not possible. We will not live under their thumb forever.

pan-the-ist's picture

Only after all of the wealth has been transferred to Israel.

Dr. Engali's picture

The supreme court will rule in the fed's favor and the American people will bend over and take it.

StychoKiller's picture

When did it come to pass that 9 individuals are deemed to have MORE wisdom than 310+Million?

bada boom's picture

Maybe the court should recluse itself and turn it over to the folks in Hague.

Joking of course, the outcome would be the same, but the process would be more humerous.

ietalon's picture

Rebember Remember the fifth of November.

The Navigator's picture


Gunpowder, tyranny and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder, tyranny

Should ever be forgot...


Harbourcity's picture

And thus I clothe my naked villainy

With old odd ends stolen forth from holy writ

And seem a saint when most I play the devil.

svendthrift's picture

The court will rule for the Fed. The government will protect itself.

zaknick's picture

What happens after the judicial branch is also exposed to have been fully bought by the banks, after the executive and the legislative, is up to 99% of the US population.

Only people who are unaware of history and white don't know:


Carrie Buck v. James Hendren Bell, Superintendent of State Colony
for Epileptics and Feeble Minded
Citations 274 U.S. 200 (more)
47 S. Ct. 584; 71 L. Ed. 1000

The ruling was written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In
support of his argument that the interest of the states in a "pure"
gene pool outweighed the interest of individuals in their bodily
integrity, he argued: We have seen more than once that the
public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It
would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap
the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not
felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being
swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world, if
instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to
let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who
are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that
sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting
the Fallopian tubes.

Holmes concluded his argument with the infamous phrase "Three
generations of imbeciles are enough".


And if you think this was a long time ago and not relevant, I ask you: how do you think a man of Thurgood Marshall's calibre was replaced by a scumbag like Thomas?

Here's a recent article titled The Perjurer in the Supreme Court which shows you the true face of the gatekeepers of the oligarchs' modern day Inquisition:




And if you want more evidence that the "courts" are nothing but fascist thugs, read Rodney Stich's Drugging America: A Trojan Horse.

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Blues Traveler's picture

"Thank God, it's the police"

99er's picture

Class Warfare

The rich and their paid false prophets are doing a bang-up job deceiving the poor and middle class. They have convinced many that an evil socialism is alive in the land and it is taking their fair share. But the deception cannot last - facts say otherwise.


Joe Davola's picture

In capitalism the group that has all the power and wealth tells the masses they need to tighten their belts for the collective good, and then there's socialism...

DaveyJones's picture

exactly, the constitutional game is over

b_thunder's picture

"What happens after the judicial branch is also exposed to have been fully bought by the banks"  -

ZeroHedge gets raided by the Feds, servers get confiscated, staff is hauled off to one of the "black prisons sites" somewhere in eastern europe.

Perhaps someone dies of polonium poisoning.


ietalon's picture

"What happens after the judicial branch is also exposed to have been fully bought by the banks"  -

Lets ask Martin Armstrong about due process of the law.


PicassoInActions's picture

And what if consequences of knowing the truth will be a disaster?

Truth is good when it does not concern us. I totaly agree that we should align every banker's and fed's head around great chiness wall and give the order for termination, but releasing the truth that can damage us more is another question.

We should silently cancel every bastard upstairs , but we need to weight the consequences  of the truth getting out and how it can be absorbed.