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Lonewar's picture

Hey everyone,

Anytime you are having a conversation with someone and the conversation turns to money or finance, please ask them this question,


"Why does a private bank control the printing of the U.S. Dollar?"


That is all that I would request of you.

Horatio Beanblower's picture

"Why does a private bank control the printing of the U.S. Dollar?" - because the United States of America, just like the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rothschild family?

EscapeKey's picture

Nah, that's no longer the case with the BoE, which was nationalized in 1946.



Shylockracy's picture


It was nationalized alright, except that it has a private limited company whose clients and operations are protected from public scrutiny as a state secret. True to their shylockratic traditions, no one -specially not Parliament- has the power, legal or otherwise, to inquire on their operations.

But you never know, you may want to give them a call and ask about their shareholders, assets and operations.

Bank Of England Nominees Ltd

19 Old Jewry
Liverpool Street

Phone number: 020 7601 4915.
Here's a key quote from your Wikipedia article:

-"In 1977, the Bank set up a wholly owned subsidiary called Bank of England Nominees Limited, (BOEN), a private limited company, with 2 of its 100 £1 shares issued. According to its Memorandum & Articles of Association, its objectives are:- “To act as Nominee or agent or attorney either solely or jointly with others, for any person or persons, partnership, company, corporation, government, state, organisation, sovereign, province, authority, or public body, or any group or association of them….” Bank of England Nominees Limited was granted an exemption by Edmund Dell, Secretary of State for Trade, from the disclosure requirements under Section 27(9) of the Companies Act 1976 , because, “it was considered undesirable that the disclosure requirements should apply to certain categories of shareholders.” The Bank of England is also protected by its Royal Charter status, and the Official Secrets Act."

Horatio Beanblower's picture

Don't believe everything you read, EscapeKey.  Shylockracy has 'hit the nail on the head' with his reply.


"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild.

Bluntly Put's picture

Because somewhere, somehow the majority of people began favoring eating a hamburger today with the promise of paying for it tomorrow. Banks knew how to do give you the credit to eat that hamburger today and defer payment till tomorrow with money they didn't really have but yet they collected the interest.

Government wasn't suited to providing the credit since governments only know to consume they eat more hamburgers today than anyone else and promise to pay with the citizens taxes tomorrow. By gaming the government's appetite they legitimized their credit into what was commonly referred to as money although it was really all part of the promises to pay tomorrow.

The problems begin when so many hamburgers have been eaten today that it becomes apparent there aren't enough cows to slaughter for tomorrows eating of hamburgers with promises to pay the day following. And so on.

cbxer55's picture

I junked ya. Your putting this same exact message, word-for-word, on every thread on the board.


The essence of JUNK.

Lonewar's picture

Yes cbxer55 I did.

People on this board are always complaining that the common person does not know about the Fed. So, we need to make it a topic of conversation. This simple statement is both a question and imparting of information at the same time.

The question is is why do we allow a private bank to control the money supply of a sovereign nation?

The statement is is that we are allowing the private banking industry control this money supply, when they have proven, time and again, that they can not be trusted.

ASK people this question, get them thinking. Hit them subconciously as CD would say. Start waking them up. Its the biggest target we have if we are to ever have an honest system again.

cbxer55's picture

If you ask most people this question, it will not get them thinking. Most people, IMHO, frankly do not give a fuck who pulls the strings. I'm not one of them, but I am also not going to ask that question to a single person whom I consider a friend. If I did, they would all think I fried a circuit somewhere, and turn around and run away from me as fast as their feet would carry them.

That question is not a conversation starter, the result will just be a blank cross-eyed stare.

Lonewar's picture

Which is why I asked that you only ask it during a monetary or financial conversation.

I know that most people will not understand the implications of the question. I know that a few people, if they realised things would not care, and I know that there are some very rich people that never want this question asked, because the do not like the outcome.

I want this question to be on everyone's lips,

Why do we allow a private bank to control the printing of the U.S. Dollar?

If we are going to slip the leash of the banking cartel, now is one of the best times in the last 97 years to do so. People DON'T TRUST banks anymore. They have seen the greed and the stupidity (Of going to fast). In the first time in forever, people trust their congress whore more than their banker. That is the most important piece to this, and that is why this question needs to be asked now. We have a small window to throw off this tyranny, but if we don't try, if the chains don't chafe, then why be here?

cbxer55's picture

Well Good Luck to ya, your going to need it.

Theres entirely too many sheeple in this world, most of whom will never care one way or another, unless it interferes with their daily 8 hours of Boob-Tube watching enjoyment. This is not the 1770s, and I find it highly unlikely that you will ever be able to get enough folks to rebel against the system.

Myself, even though I find it detestable how things are run, cannot find another example anywhere in the world where it is better. Thus I will not join your crusade.

Best of luck to ya.

Conrad Murray's picture

Good to see you're helping turn around the "detestable" system.  Won't be long til our hope for change is fulfilled if we can get more winners like you on the team.

cbxer55's picture

I work for the government, as a Sheet Metal Mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base. One of the things I had to sign prior to being hired was a statement that I would not default on my bills (therefore no skipping payments on anything), and that I would do nothing against the government (therefore no protesting or anything else). If I were to do any of the things this guy talks about, I would lose my job. Things are going good right now, have no desire to lose the job due to acting like an idiot.

So I'll leave it to you all to do what you think you must, I'll sit back and watch with a good cigar and a glass of some adult beverage.

Note: Sheet Metal Mechanic is not a "six-figure" job. not even $50,000 a year, unless I work a lot of overtime. So I'm not holding down a desk making six figures, I'm working my fingers to the bone maintaining military aircraft. Its what I have done all my life, what I am good at, and what I actually enjoy doing. I could easily transfer to a six-figure desk job, but have no desire to do that type of work.

blunderdog's picture

Getting bored with the spam, Lonewar, but for the sake of mentioning, the answer I've heard a few times already is, "Whaddaya gonna trust CONGRESS to do it?!?"

So there's that.

StychoKiller's picture

Most of the problem is the notion that control of the money supply has to be centralized!  What Congress should be doing is auditing the various States' Gold and Silver coinage for purity -- no gold-plated tungsten!  It would be 50 times MORE difficult to defraud the citizenry if there were 50 (or more) sources of legitimate money in the USA.

zaknick's picture

Good work, pal! Keep it up. The ostrich who junked you will feel the effects of their ignorance in the flesh soon enough!




Fuck the bankster scum.

bugs_'s picture

Enjoyed the notes, thanks.

Nice to see news and commentary clearly seperated.

Steak's picture

This is a fan-freaking-tastic review of stuff gone on in the past week in the world.  I'm not sure if its new but I hope to catch it again next week.

last posting of tunes till next week (i sent out word to friends to tell me cool artists and got material for another playlist in the back pocket)



let it flow (a playlist of rap instrumentals):


i-dog's picture

"US Drones Kill Five German Nationals, Amid Europe-Wide Terror Alert"

The Germans can't say they weren't warned!

Black Forest's picture

"US Drones Kill Five German Nationals, Amid Europe-Wide Terror Alert"
> The Germans can't say they weren't warned!

I am German and glad to got rid of that crap. Thank you very much, America.

P.S.: Here a photo of one of those so-called "German Nationals", Shahab D:




i-dog's picture

Oh, I see. He does look somewhat Bavarian, though. ;)

desgust's picture

Xenophobical asshole? Grandpa's tradition?

zaknick's picture

That is the one thing politicians and fascist understand about people: racism is the key to divide and conquer strategies against the peasants.

Kali's picture

Yes, I kinda wowed on that one.  WTF?

dimichzh's picture

Or maybe it was the other way around, first they killed 7 Germans, then they need to give some explanation why and issue a warning. If you look at google trends, this happened at the same time.

It is the same game happened last December. First US bombs Yemen provinces, then when it becomes public, they make some Yemeni man go crazy and pop some crackers in the plane. And don't tell me that he did it by himself. Look at evidence presented by passengers of the flight. 



Update: After more thinking I realized my mistake. It's another way around - maybe Europe calmed down on terrorists threat and things got moving opposite of "war on terror" or next step in the world "chess game"; it needs to be stimulated, so here we go - alert is released, then as a proof that "you see, we were right!" - German nationals got killed and of course they were terrorists. So be scary of terrorists next door. Let's not forget to keep public on the next target - Iran - who was killed? Ahh right, German-Iranian. You see! Iran is evil, so we will eventually deal with this evil country.

I think, people are being played again. Why so few can see the pattern?

michigan independant's picture

Thank You for the information most will never see or interpolate into reality of there exsistance.


Here are ten facts of American national politics that you must understand to get meaningful change.


1. You can't beat something with nothing.
2. 80% of politicians respond only to two things: (1) fear; (2) pain.
3. Bureaucrats (tenured) respond only to one thing: budget cuts.
4. Political reform never comes as long as the tax money flows in.
5. The #1 goal is to reduce the government's funds, not re-direct them.
6. Congress's club system sucks in 80% of new members by term #2.
7. Politicians listen to their peers, not to their constituents.
8. Money from the government buys off most voters.
9. Most citizens care little about politics and know less.
10. This gives influence to organized swing-vote blocs.


The gatekeeper has one Job only.


Gloomy's picture
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger, Ap Economics Writer – 5 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Global finance leaders failed Saturday to resolve deep differences that threaten the outbreak of a full-blown currency war.

Various nations are seeking to devalue their currencies as a way to boost exports and jobs during hard economic times. The concern is that such efforts could trigger a repeat of the trade wars that contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s as country after country raises protectionist barriers to imported goods.

Dapper Dan's picture

A smart person TODAY, --- Might invest his money in items,

That people would be desperate for, --- If TOMORROW,

Turned out to be NOTHING LIKE, --- The way things are NOW ...

Pay attention to history, --- & BELIEVE the signs you're seeing

I jacked this comment from a guy named Benjamin from the yahoo site.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

Gloomy, protectionist barriers are cast as evil by the elites running the mega corporations and the likes of members of the CFR..all our recent USA presidents ..if you think they are for the common working person here in USA or anywhere in the world you have missed the

boat, no you never knew there was a boat.

The decimation of the USA economy is a direct result of the accepted theory that protectionism is evil itself...

70% of USA economy is retail consumption of goods that could be produced here..jobs that could be had here..as for prices it is relative to income..stop income (export jobs) and price becomes moot.

Sokhmate's picture

I venture PS CS5 with content-aware was used in this image.

Chandos's picture

Regarding MEND: I have been harping about this for a couple of years with a few close friends and a girlfriend who is less than receptive: for the first time in human history, we are face to face with multiple, inextricable situations: peak ressources - peak oil first and foremost - ; peak debt and the limits of bubble economies; climate change and the whole ecological predicament; demography & geopolitics; water scarcity, etc...the exhaustive list is damning. It is also the first time in human history that our species as had such an obvious Achille's heel: the dependance of everything on access to cheap oil...There is only one solution to the demise of "Homo plunderens" - plundering man - and that is to bring about sooner than later the coming of peak oil...

MEND needs to go international, not with the avowed goal of redistributing the riches of Big Oil, but with one much more ambitious: the end of this death-based civilization.


overmedicatedundersexed's picture

Chandos, please stop a moment and take a breath..there is no climate problem that is man made other than your farts in bed. sorry if I offend..the solution to energy shortage is obvious - coal, nuke,methane..the block is the constipated thinking of those who espouse the green movement insanity.

The control of elites to limit access to the planet's resources is what you should stand against.

Today you stand hand in hand with those elites in the continued brutal suppression of the poor and the soon to be made poor..

Control of private property and economic enterprise is the tools used to keep the elite in power. There are no Angels to run governments

that have the control you would give them.

HarryWanger's picture

You forgot: IMF pledges to keep currency debate in check.

That should be good for another 2% on SPX.

Atomizer's picture

Sorry Harry Wanker, your just another delusional peasant who cannot get out of a paper bag after given matches and box cutter.

EscapeKey's picture

"IMF pledges to keep currency debate in check." = "we failed to come to an agreement, hence we now issue press releases full of intentions and other meaningless statements".


EscapeKey's picture

Two things out of the UK this weekend:

Osborne Says He'd Approve a Bank of England Request for Monetary Stimulus


Osborne to spread cuts over four years because of fears they could jeopardise economy


Now, if Orborne of the Tories is a) approving QE2, and b) openly talking about phasing in austerity cuts, doesn't this tell you that the Tories, behind closed doors, can see what's coming next and are running absolutely shit scared?

This will not have a happy ending. I see shops closing down all over my part of the UK (Surrey, one of the wealthiest regions). I see half-empty electronic superstores (PC World, Comet, Currys, ...) on Saturdays during prime time, and I see staff cuts in these same stores.

steveo's picture

The middle chart is GLD/SLV. You can see this is an excellent indicator, when this ratio is at a bottom, the market usually tanks, within 3 to 5 days, but sometimes immediately. The trick is figuring out when the bottom is. 
This top chart is SPY/VIX I plotted it just to see if any interesting effects came up....none really 
The Bottom chart is SPX, the S&P 500, follow each purple line from the GLD/SLV bottoms. Amazing methinks. The two highlighted candle patterns are similar, the first one started the Head of the infamous 2009 Head and Shoulders Bear trap. The second one is NOW. 
And finally, a boatload of other charts for your free consumption. 
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