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Tony Blair: Don’t Hang Bankers

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Mainstream economist Nouriel Roubini said recently:

Nobody has gone to jail since the financial crisis. The banks, they do things that are illegal and at best they slap on them a fine.  If some people end up in jail, maybe that will teach a lesson to somebody.  Or somebody hanging in the streets.

Former British prime minister Tony Blair – currently employed as a senior adviser to JP Morgan – said today:

We must not start thinking that society will be better off “if we hang 20 bankers at the end of the street” ….

Where’s all of this coming from?

The American government’s top official in charge of the bank bailouts writes:

Americans should lose faith in their government. They should deplore the captured politicians and regulators who distributed tax dollars to the banks without insisting that they be accountable. The American people should be revolted by a financial system that rewards failure and protects those who drove it to the point of collapse and will undoubtedly do so again.

 

Only with this appropriate and justified rage can we hope for the type of reform that will one day break our system free from the corrupting grasp of the megabanks.

Economics professor Randall Wray writes today:

Thieves … took over the whole economy and the political system lock, stock, and barrel. They didn’t just blow up finance, they oversaw the swiftest transfer of wealth to the very top the world has ever seen. They screwed workers out of their jobs, they screwed homeowners out of their houses, they screwed retirees out of their pensions, and they screwed municipalities out of their revenues and assets.

 

Financiers are forcing schools, parks, pools, fire departments, senior citizen centers, and libraries to shut down. They are forcing national governments to auction off their cultural heritage to the highest bidder. Everything must go in firesales at prices rigged by twenty-something traders at the biggest and most corrupt institutions the world has ever known.

 

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I see two scenarios playing out. In the first, we allow Wall Street to carry on its merry way, as the foreclosure crisis continues and Wall Street steals all homes, packaging them into bundles to be sold for pennies on the dollar to hedge funds. All wealth will be redistributed to the top 1% who will become modern day feudal lords with the other 99% living at their pleasure on huge feudal estates.

 

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That is the default scenario—the outcome that will emerge in the absence of action.

 

In the second, the 99% occupy, shut down, and obliterate Wall Street.

Economics professor Michael Hudson agrees … saying that the banks are trying to make us all serfs.

Top economists say that fraud caused the Great Depression and the current financial crisis, and that the economy will never recover until fraud is prosecuted.

Leading experts say that fraud is not only widespread, it is actually the business model adopted by the giant banks. See this, this, this, this, this and this.

Indeed, the big banks – with the help of the government  – have basically become criminal enterprises.   And yet the Bush and Obama administrations have made it official policy  not to prosecute fraud.

Economics professor Steve Keen says:

“This is the biggest transfer of wealth in history”, as the giant banks have handed their toxic debts from fraudulent activities to the countries and their people.

Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz said in 2009 that Geithner’s toxic asset plan “amounts to robbery of the American people”.

That’s why people are so mad at bankers.

I noted 7 years ago: 

 I am NOT calling for the overthrow of the government. In fact, I am calling for the reinstatement of our government. I am calling for an end to lawless dictatorship and a return to the rule of law. Rather than trying to subvert the constitution, I am calling for its enforcement.

 

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The best way to avoid all types of revolution would be for the government to start following the rule of law. I passionately hope it will do so.

The fact that even Tony Blair and Nouriel Roubini are talking about hanging bankers shows that this is the last chance for the justice system – the only thing which stands between criminals on Wall Street and pitchforks – to work.

 


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Wed, 07/25/2012 - 09:30 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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Hanging "got ya down?"

Need a new slice of excitement?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ATrhuqd5sM

SOKKOMB

the do it yourself GUILLOTINE

Yes, sometimes the French do something right.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 06:54 | Link to Comment Eddy Vluggen
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Pitchfork ready.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 06:35 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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Tony Blair and Nouriel Roubini are talking about hanging bankers

Typical. No matter what it is, these type of people always want to keep the best of it for themselves.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 06:42 | Link to Comment Chief KnocAHoma
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I agree... We should not hang bankers. Instead we should cut their guts out on the steps of the local court house, but keep them alive long enough to let a pack of hungry dogs gnaw their ass.

Have a great day!

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 07:45 | Link to Comment Mesquite
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Buzzards are effective...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 13:23 | Link to Comment el Gallinazo
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You betcha!

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 06:20 | Link to Comment jmcadg
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Notice the Irish are starting to do it right

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18965510

And now UK - Diamond, Heston et al

And now US - Dimon, Blankfein et al

Come on do the right thing.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 04:55 | Link to Comment Dodgy Geezer
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@ Mr_Wonderful

"..A bullet to the back of the neck breaking the spinal cord is the simplest and most effective execution method. Even simpler, a pneumatic tool driving a spike into the neck with the same result..."

There are a lot of politicians and bankers to get rid of, even before we start on the lawyers. Local government is just as corrupt. Everywhere. I suggest co-opting a series of abbatoirs in the major capital cities of the world, and paying the workers there a bonus dependent on their throughput....

 

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 04:19 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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You're right Blair, we should just offer them into sacrifice to the God of the economy... that'll fix everything. If the economy still hasn't rebounded yet after the banksters have all been sacrificed, then the politicians are gonna be next, then the MSM talking heads... and then we'll, I guess we'll just have to forget about the God of economics and fix the economy by ourselves. I bet without you parasites it'll be a walk in the park.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 03:37 | Link to Comment silverdragon
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Blair is so vain he is probably reading all these posts or one of his team has brought it to his attention. I wonder how he feels about Inthemix96 or laughing_swordfish and their opinions of him and his fellow criminals. How long is it before the disenchanted ex special forces guys say enough is enough and do what they are trained to do?

My preference is jail the banksters and politicians forever, they don't deserve a quick death. Seize all their and their families assets. Let their family members explain to them that they can not visit them in jail because they need to do that extra shift at MacDonalds to make ends meet.

Let them rot in hell forever with their fellow criminal banksters and politicians for company.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 02:55 | Link to Comment Joe A
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Blair is right, society would not be better off. Only 20 bankers will not cut it ;-)

I guess he and his class of people are getting worried. This man is srewd. He screwed up Britain and when he thought it would get out, he handed the stick over to Gordon Brown who naively thought he had outsmarted Blair. Blair is trying to get back into the political arena but the teflon has eroded. I hope. He and Bush wanted to bring democracy to the middle east (and secure the oil) but they unleashed war, mayhem and as a result the brotherhood (which is of Obama's doing actually). Thanks, teflon Tony!

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 03:33 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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Tony Blair, the Engish clone of Bill Clinton, should step right up. As Quasimodo said on the gallows in "Blazing Saddles", "ALL ARE EQUAL IN MY EYES."

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 05:05 | Link to Comment Joe A
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That's right. What Clinton did to the US (relaxing oversight on Wallstreet and have every bum the right to own a house), Teflon Tony did this to the UK.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 02:27 | Link to Comment Jaberwocky
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If someone let their rottweiler off its leash and the dog attacked and killed someone on the street, the dog would be put down and the handler sent to prison - it's a similar realtionship betwen the politicans, banksters and the general public so the same should apply - or you could swap the punishments, I'm OK with that.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 02:16 | Link to Comment laughing_swordfish
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There's a lot we could do.

First, get the home addresses, spouse's workplace, and the private schools their kids attend.. a snatching or assasination or three might be very helpful...

Second, sniper teams in The Hamptons, Westchester, Greenwich - and also at Aspen, Jackson Hole, etc. Surprising what a mercury-tipped 0.50 cal round fired from a Barrett at two kilometers can do...

Third...IED's...lots of them... in driveways, near offices, on trading floors, in data centers... tie them in knots with a need for TSA-like security...

And finally ...recruit cancer victims, homeless, and young people who have given up hope as suicide bombers. Especially useful when a bought-and-paid-for politician (which is all of them) dares to make a public appearance. Also useful for TV appearances of banksters. Generous bounties to be paid to the families of volunteers.

Turn Fraud Street into Baghdad and The City into Kabul or Kandahar..

 

 

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 01:56 | Link to Comment Negro Primero
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Tony Blair's Legacy

A monster smelly TURD blocking a Thunderbox which withstands any amount of flushing and prodding, yet refuses to leave the pan. "I shouldn't use that one if I were you, Madam. Best wait until we've dealt with Tony Blair's Legacy first." http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tony%20Blair%27s%20Legacy
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 01:49 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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"Americans should lose faith in their government. They should deplore the captured politicians and regulators who distributed tax dollars to the banks without insisting that they be accountable. The American people should be revolted by a financial system that rewards failure and protects those who drove it to the point of collapse and will undoubtedly do so again.Only with this appropriate and justified rage can we hope for the type of reform that will one day break our system free from the corrupting grasp of the megabanks."


And they have not lost faith in their government (religion) Democrat / Republican, and their fake saviors the politician banker front men. And they will rush to the polls in November and proudly wear their "I Voted" stickers on their lapels - because "He's not the best choice, but he is the lesser of two evils.". And they have NO rage. They are docile SHEEP PEOPLE. And they will only become more docile, more obedient. When they start to see violence in the streets between the police/military and the tiny number of rogue sheep, they will become AFRAID. They will cling to the authority of the state tighter than ever. Like a terrified child clings to his mother. And they will do whatever mother says. And they will hate those that protest the government and the banks. Because "those people hate capitalism, they are the reason for all the debt, and they hate America". God Bless the USA!! Oh and support our men and women in uniform! Your going to be seeing a lot more of them. BWAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

 

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 01:44 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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Just on the off chance you may read this comment B-Liar.

You are the finest example of corruption walking this world, you drove my country into the ground and you and you're disgusting wife profited from all of it.

You took my country and the US into an illegal and downright wrong war on lies and deciept, you imported many hundreds of thousands of forgien workers into my country, changing the lives and communities into restless places to 'rub the rights nose in it'.

You are rightfully hated B-Liar, one day though, you will pay for what you have done, that I am sure of.

So, in conclusion.  Fuck you B-Liar, I only hope you are worried every day for the rest of your digusting life, I hope you look over your shoulder every where you go.  You filthy excuse of a human being, god I really do hate you, cunt.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 01:08 | Link to Comment silverdragon
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Maybe if the US spooks did their job and actually protected their country from enemies both foreign and domestic, most of the banksters and politicians would already be in jail.

They have all the evidence via NSA etc, now they just need to do their job and prosecute.

There is no greater threat to American than its criminal politicians and banksters.

Drag them through the courts, seize their assets lock them up forever as they are too dangerous to ever be let out of jail. There is no greater threat to US society.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:59 | Link to Comment monad
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Hanging 20 bankers certainly will do no good, in and of itself. But its a start.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 01:20 | Link to Comment RECISION
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Starting with Blair.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:48 | Link to Comment patb
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Blair is still trying to defend the bankers

 

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:47 | Link to Comment BlackVoid
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Tony Blair is also a banker (puppet).

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:32 | Link to Comment jim pi
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The "CO" in RICO stands for "Corrupt Organizations."

C'mon. Evidence? The NSA has every phone call, email, text message any of the Capo de Banksters have produced for years. And there's probably other secret police agencies of the 16 or 20 we have which have the same data.

Time to start talking about Economic Terrorism, which is precisely what is being practiced on the populations of the world.

Certainly there are more Americans truly and deeply in terror -- not an exaggeration -- of how they eat, pay rent/mortgage, get/keep a job, pay for healthcare, etc than there are Americans in the same state about the few hundreds guys on donkeys and scooters thousands of miles away.

 

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:12 | Link to Comment engineertheeconomy
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2o Bankers?

I don't think so...

Try 20,000 Bankers...

Just to get warmed up

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:16 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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guillitone is only 1 at a time....crowd pleaser, but not efficient

 

French are all show-offs and bureacratic....

 

better way would require a gas chamber.

 

germans are the best in coming up with most productive and efficient ways.

 

 

 

 

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 04:32 | Link to Comment falak pema
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you forget the excitement of the naked blade.

The french have style and it would be a world media event. A sharp, swift, silent blow glistening in the sun for humanity. Like Neil on the moon. Imagine, the Place de la Concorde and Bankstas playing like Tony as being Charles Darnay; whereas they are true sons of Robespierre and Louis XVI. Off with their heads! 

The beauty of a beheadal, one at a time, is that we respect that perennial principle of western man : it is the individual who decides for himself the tenure of his life; never the collective.

So be it, the banksters chose their own trajectory like a bunch of shooting stars heading to their own destruction.

And they destroyed a lot of goodness and innocence in the world like the serial killers they be.

Justice would be seen to be done! Beaujolais for everyone.

"I love Paris in the fall!"

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 05:20 | Link to Comment PoorByChoice
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I'm sure we disagree on many things falak but your argument for the blade is very convincing.

You bring the Beaujolais, I'll bring the Guinness!

(although I suspect you'd try to shove me into the gallows queue when I'm drunk....  )

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 05:47 | Link to Comment falak pema
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no way; any man who loves life has to be a Louis Armstrong fan. And, queue jumping is a bad french habit, so I might jump you in the queue myself just to get there first in my french pride to be part of the shiny joy ride. 

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:12 | Link to Comment engineertheeconomy
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2o Bankers?

I don't think so...

Try 20,000 Bankers...

Just to get warmed up

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:12 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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Tony's a twitchy one.  Nervous in May of this year when confronted by WAC about Bilderberg (try and watch the clip without laughing out loud) and perhaps based on the quote above, getting more nervous....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQf2-3EiAxs

 

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Mr_Wonderful
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The guillotine is always interesting but in our time it´s too messy. Besides, bodies should be delivered to the relatives in as good condition as possible and absolutely in one piece. Still, a simulation is possible where instead of a blade a piece of metal drops onto the neck and severs the spinal cord cleanly.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:12 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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worse than guillitone to banksters is low prestige.

bank is a marketing organization.

making money on trustworthiness of their name.

deny them prestige, they will hang themselves

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:10 | Link to Comment engineertheeconomy
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I hate to be the one to tell you this, but a blade is a piece of metal

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 23:11 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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You can't just hang the bankers - you have to hang the politicians that they own-the mainstream media that they own-- and then you have to take back the money that they stoled-so their pathetic family members and offspring won't be able to take their place. Start with Geithner, then get retire their monkey boy Obama -then let Romney know from day 1 -that if he thinks he will serve these criminal degenerates  -he is next to go.  

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 23:16 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Hang tony Blair

Hang banksters in the city of london

Hang Rothschilds (yes, they are trying to make a come back since the 80s)

Hang The Royal Family (make them work)

 

But UK is too proud of their british empire roots while all the talents are leaving for Australia, Canada, even USA.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 06:02 | Link to Comment falak pema
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Hang in there Aldous; when "I'm in the mood to hang" becomes a song to sing in the London East End, now hub of world corporate show of London 2012.

All blessed by smog and military hogs and police dogs, where the citius and the altius rub noses with the dirtiest and the filthiest of the Oligarchy world.

Great show impoverishing the sheeple of UK and enrichening the rich dirty dozen lot even further.

They couldn't care less, once the show is over they will be vacationing on Necker Island like Virgins of the Branson brigade. Then London will wake up with a hangover and with a debt pile of 19 B investment around their necks; shades of Athens 2004!

Socialise the debt and let the City party on!

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment optimator
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Track down and take back those multimillion dollar bonuses.  Then remind them of the true history and meaning of the phrase "To Hell in a Hand Basket".........

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:52 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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I say let's start hanging the fuckers...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:10 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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HOW TO HANG GREEDY BANKSTERS

 

  1. entice them to accept a best paying job at a "prestigious" firm on wall st.
  2. have them crunch numbers without much sleep 90hours / week
  3. when they are about to quit, give them too good to quit bonus
  4. when they get a divorce, give them a divorce bonus so they don't quit
  5. when their kids turn out as rapist druggies (like meg Whitman's son) in boarding schools, give them dedication over your own children bonus
  6. when they get addicted to cocaine, hookers, booze and slave drive new banker wannabees give them morality bonus
  7. when they get fat and get hopitalized give them 1st heart attack under age 40 bonus
  8. when they go crazy for wasting their life to make rich richer, give them a rope.
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:14 | Link to Comment JOYFUL
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right on schedule, here it comes!

Operation Hang the Bankers ! Pass the message to our MSM affiliates and the gatekeepers in the blogosphere...,just keep ropin the dopes along for another few months, till we get the elections out of the way.

Dimon: get Bronfman on the line, now!

What is it?

We need a high profile stooge to kick this new kampaign into gear!

Hmm, I thought we hired Roubini for that!

Not enough public profile, we need a more recognizable brand.

What about that asshole, what's 'is name, the one we hired to trash the UK and get Operation Enduring Freedom in motion?

Blair?

Ya, Blair, that cunt's done nothing lately to earn the fat fee we're paying him!

U got it!

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:12 | Link to Comment robnume
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Tony Blair, Get the Fuck Off My Planet!!

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:09 | Link to Comment madmax1965
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"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.  If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.  The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

Thomas Jefferson

Starting to ring true!

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Tommy Gunner
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Wonder how Tony feels about Iraq spiralling back into civil war over his and Bush's bullshit WMD. 

How amusing how the American people are incensed over the Aurora incident - how many hundreds of thousands have Bush and Blair murdered?

Forget out the bankers - I'd love to see Bush and Blair swinging from ropes. These cocksuckers are two of the biggest mass murderers  in history.

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 23:14 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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agreed-they both belong in the gallows-Bush for Treason and numerous other high crimes  - 9/11 is just one of many

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:12 | Link to Comment JR
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All paid for by the Fed.

Lew Rockwell states:

“The U.S. central bank, called the Federal Reserve, was created in 1913. No one promoted this institution with the slogan that it would make wars more likely and guarantee that nearly half a million Americans would die in battle in foreign lands, along with millions of foreign soldiers and civilians. No one pointed out that this institution would permit Americans to fund, without taxes, the destruction of cities abroad and overthrow governments at will. No one said that the central bank would make it possible for the U.S. to be at large-scale war in one of every four years for a full century….

And yet it is true: the Fed is the institution that has created the money to fund the wars… The state has no wealth of its own… it must take from society in a zero-sum game. That usually means taxes, but taxes annoy people. They can destabilize the state and threaten its legitimacy…

It comes down to this. If you hate war, oppose the Fed. If you hate violations of your liberties, oppose the Fed. If you want to restrain despotism, restrain the Fed. If you want to secure freedom for yourself and your descendants, abolish the Fed.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:07 | Link to Comment engineertheeconomy
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Well said!

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Mr_Wonderful
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A bullet to the back of the neck breaking the spinal cord is the simplest and most effective execution method. Even simpler, a pneumatic tool driving a spike into the neck with the same result.

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Burticus
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You will need every lamp post from Pennsylvania Avenue to Wall Street.

Disclosure:  Long rope & Great Amurkin Guillotine Co.

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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wrong  -those lamp posts are each strong enough to support 3 or even 4 banksters/politicians

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