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Guest Post: U.S. Corp And The Impending IMF Merger

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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:45 | 1936177 bank guy in Brussels
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« Gloom, despair and agony on me
Deep dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all »

- repeat song on the old classic American show, 'Hee Haw'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LfKly2sayk

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:38 | 1936839 oddjob
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'Corzine would sell his mother to the Nazis for a nickel.'

Best interview all year. Classic.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 22:38 | 1937094 Michael Victory
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i wouldn't get rid of mine for less than 2ozs AU.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 00:08 | 1937275 Fish Gone Bad
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WTF is all the whining about?  Another day of "It must be someone else's fault.  And, all the rich people are ruining it for everybody..."  That must get a lot of sympathy.  A great deal of the world's problems will go away with the next pandemic.  If "The Indian Solution" were to be applied worldwide, then only those people immune would survive.  It is much cleaner than war, and no one has to be held responsible.  After 30-40% of the world is wiped out, property values will plunge and the world can be remade in a new image.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:00 | 1937144 eureka
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and US would...

"a slow but steady reduction of the relative worth of the US Dollar. This would result in a reduction in the US standard of living to the point where we would be just like Italy or France or any number of other countries..."

The author's history lesson is fair, but his wrap up is ridiculous. US is already far worse than France - meaning, that the vast majority of US citizens have a far lower standard of living than French citizens in general.

US is toast - unless the people wakes up and gets rid of the oligarchy - and for that, more suffering is required.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 12:41 | 1938908 WhiteNight123129
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SDR formula is very simple: it is a CDO^3, it is a claim on what??? the most ugly currencies of the world, which themselves are back buy??? Debt!!!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:46 | 1936419 Piranhanoia
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You appear to live and work for a country owned by a bank that makes arms and financial trouble for others. I can see why you are so proud.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:25 | 1936702 Doña K
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TO THE AUTHOR:

Who will oppose the great-war-machine known as the military industrial complex? We all know that Ike feared it, Ike could not do anything and they will use their influence, money, MSM propaganda, fear mongering and every trick in the book to maintain the motif.

The US has a good number of intellectuals and educated people who get it; but the IQ level drops precipitously after that. Sad but true.

Modigliani and Botticelli are pizza toppings for many teenagers, Greece is in Africa, Ecuador is the door to Ecua, euthanasia is “Youth-in-Asia” and Ozone is a parking area at the mall.

I am not so hopeful. We need a true revolution (bloody if necessary) with real patriots standing up, a Tilt and a Reset.

Stay thirsty my friends..

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:57 | 1936882 gmrpeabody
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SAD BUT TRUE...

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 01:58 | 1937466 Nobody For President
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Gee, I thought Ozone was a band...

(Actually, Ozone is the name of a pretty good paraglider.)

Couldn't resist - I plussed you on that. The level of collective knowledge of economics and world geography amoungst our 20 and 30 somethings is scary short.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:46 | 1936191 1835jackson
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blah, blah, blah NWO is coming

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:54 | 1936219 HedgeAccordingly
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Perhaps NWO .. Treasuries today found a bid.. dollar not relenting... -http://hedge.ly/vSCfA1

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:47 | 1936192 Deadpool
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damn this was long...should of headed warning it's "for those just waking up". I'm wide awake in America.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:18 | 1936321 Dr. Richard Head
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"This is meant to help those people that have recently woken up to the reality that their country has been hi-jacked and those that are desperate to get up to speed as quickly as possible."

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 21:24 | 1936920 dark pools of soros
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and just had their coffee and brought this up just before their internet and cable goes out.. then they may well read it

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:48 | 1936198 lolmao500
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The IMF is a product of the same people who created the FED. They are not fighting against each other, they are working together for more power into fewer hands.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:07 | 1936283 lunar
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Christine Lagarde easygoing - Strauss-Kahn not so....just saying

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:08 | 1936488 I think I need ...
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But our biggest cheerleader warren buffett says our system works for EVERYONE.......His sidekick says your a jerk for buying gold and they just bought an entire fuckin railroad for even more control

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 03:26 | 1937583 narnia
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there is no method to this madness.  

our banana republic used perceived value conjured from thin air and the biggest guns in human history to get what we could from the world on our terms & make ridiculous promises for as long as it lasted. the FRN con is breaking down & guns aren't as useful as they once were, so we have to let other banana republics in on the game, for as long as that one lasts.

people aren't going to send their kids to fight WW3. human existence does not center around gold or oil or any commodity.  wealth has and always will be ingenuity of the minds of the top 10% and the mobilization of the rest, which will happen not too long after reset.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:52 | 1936205 redpill
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So much for being pithy. May I suggest an alternate acronym for the international monetary fund?

Various
Assinine
Monetary
Pumping
Inevitably
Requires
Everyone
Suffers

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:45 | 1936739 BoNeSxxx
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I don't know who junks you RP but if I ever meet them in a dark alley...

Excellent contribution, as always.  +1

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:50 | 1936206 LeBalance
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"This is meant to help those people that have recently woken up to the reality that their country has been hi-jacked and those that are desperate to get up to speed as quickly as possible."

not hi-jacked.

the illusion sold is not the truth.

mom, apple pie, and baseball is for j6p.

still is.

who owns the plantation?

who are you on the plantation?

if you just woke up and were a j6p, then you most likely were a slave.

and still are.

it's ok.

next rung on the ladder as you can.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:53 | 1936216 yogibear
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Countries, banks  and companies pull real money out, falsify your books, then dump the obligations on Bernanke and the Fed's garbage debt buying machine. It make's your debt disappear while you buy real assets to maintain your wealth! 

At some point the Federal Reseve notes will be trash!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:54 | 1936221 sabra1
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wouldn't mind working 60 hours week hunting the 1%ers!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:56 | 1936639 Ima anal sphincter
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Now THAT'S the thinking I like to hear.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 22:30 | 1937049 i-dog
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... and that's why you chose an appropriate pseudonym.

I'm this far down the thread and have yet to see a response beyond "Yeahhh ... whatevaaahhh ... who's on DWTS tonight?". Then you two come up with: "Fuck taking over control of this ship! Hey, everybody! ... let's just attack the first class passengers!".

You are part of the problem.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:25 | 1936813 itchy166
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Just by the simple fact that you have access to the internet makes you one of the 1% of the worlds population dumbass.

If you really want socialism, you will need to give up your wealth too.  (Which by the way is the underlying message of the article.)

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:57 | 1936228 Stax Edwards
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The author is obviously a leftist tool.  It is called Empire, get over it.

To paraphrase "Wah Wah Wah, Life is not fair, Wah Wah Wah"

Like it would be so much better if the Top dog was China. Give me a break.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:10 | 1936298 Flakmeister
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I am curious, why is he a leftist tool? Long winded perhaps. Could you point to a part of the essay that made you think leftist tool?

 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:55 | 1936448 Piranhanoia
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I do not think some words mean what you think they mean. Love, Inigo.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:06 | 1936477 Collapse is imminent
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If he is a leftist tool then you must be on the other side of the spectrum.. right wing Nazi fuck.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:34 | 1936717 Doña K
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That actually shows that they are succeeding as they divide us. In Spain, the indignados carried no political messages when they sat silently in the town squares. 

That's what needs to be done. You two and others attack each other even though the cause is common. That is a problem. 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:05 | 1937155 robobbob
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nazis were socialists who happened to really like money and used crony corporatism to carry out their economic central plans.

meanwhile over on the American right wing, we hate greedy tyrants, you know king george, east india company, BOE, as much as commie bastards. and we're getting tired of being played as suckers.

play nice boys. our enemies aren't rich people, or compassionate help the poor types. its anyone who thinks they have a right to take other peoples crap that doesn't belong to them.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 02:51 | 1937544 roygbiv
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umm, how exactly were nazi's socialists?  They threw communists into concentration camps.

The National Socialist Party was about as big of a doublethink as the  Patriot Act.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 09:34 | 1937954 Flakmeister
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You really haven't read much about the history of the Party eh?

You can start here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Party

The last "socialists", Strasser and Rohm and the SA, were dealt with in the Night of the Long Knives....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Long_Knives

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 15:45 | 1939573 roygbiv
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from your WikiPedia link:

 

"..a majority of scholars identify Nazism in practice as being a far right form of politics.[20]

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 15:58 | 1939607 Flakmeister
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Note sure what we are arguing about....

It was in reply to a comment that the Nazi's were socialists... The pre AH party leaned left with all the attendent anti-semitism. AH changed the leaning and the leftish aspects were slowly purged but the name didn't change... 

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 18:10 | 1940120 roygbiv
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gotcha, sorry, my mistake and my apologies - I thought you were disagreeing with my post.

It amazes me how more and more people these days try to make the argument that "socialism" (which today has a meaning to most people of well, Eurpean-style socialism) is the same as what we now think of as Nazism, simply because the word Nazism had the word "socialist" in it.

Not all names describe the reality.  Patriot Act.  Department of Homeland Security. etc.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:01 | 1936254 terryfuckwit
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the bigger your black economy the better....i am planning a good crop of kerr pinks next year  a fantastic powdery fluffy potato very popular in scotland and ireland

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:24 | 1936700 ping
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who was mean enough to mark this down a point? fo' shame.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:15 | 1936258 GeneMarchbanks
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Amazing read. If I could encourage people to do some due diligence here:

The important thing to take away here is that the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are institutions that were created by the United States and Great Britain. It is a global system that allows countries using different currencies to exchange their goods and services with each other almost seamlessly. Remember also that the system was setup INITIALLY to allow US Corp to control the world’s most important supplies. Things like FOOD, OIL, COMMODITIES (gold,silver,etc) and the rest. At the time this system was created it was the United States that was supplying the lion’s share of these items. But as the decades have come and gone, these items have increasingly come from other parts of the world.  And a good portion of these countries are ones that were FORCED into our system either out of necessity or by direct manipulation of their country by forces outside their borders(meaning the US and the IMF)..

Ha Joon Changs' books are great for those who want more of the above. Michael Hudson also, especially his older essays + books...

 He goes on:

'First we must make some distinctions. First is that the US Federal Reserve Bank has absolutely no allegiance to this country. The financial elites who are brokering these deals (some of them are direct offspring of the men who created the financial world order following World War II) have NO ALLEGIANCE to this country.'

That specific distinction, for the most part, has NOT been made... yet.

 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:59 | 1936461 Smiddywesson
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Read them.  You are correct, good works.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:51 | 1936750 BoNeSxxx
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Bill Engdhal's books are also excellent.  Gods of Money in particular.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:04 | 1936271 CPL
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Easier to drop a couple of nukes.  They are sort of paid for.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:57 | 1936455 Blindweb
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Yes.  It seems to me the elites would be thinking about the shortest path to solve the energy problem, eliminate a couple billion people.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 08:40 | 1937808 my puppy for prez
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  • China is warning the US to quit screwing with Pakistan, or they will be happy to participate in WWIII
  • Russia warns the US not to even THINK about helping invade Iran.
  • US established military presence in Australia just last week, pissing off China
  • Israel (and prob. US) black ops are ALREADY blowing up stuff and assassinating people in Iran.
  • Gordon Duff of Veterans Today firmly believes based on intel that Iran bought nuclear warheads from the Ukraine back in 2003.  They have not blown  up Israel yet!
  • Syria will be Edypt and Libya in short order.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO DRAW THE CONCLUSION THAT A HUGE WAR IN SOME FASHION IS NOT IMMINENT....ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT IS THE ONLY THING BIG ENOUGH TO DISTRACT AND DEFLECT ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE CRIMINALITY OF THE GLOBAL ELITE/BANKSTERS.  START DIGGING THAT HOLE!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:02 | 1936470 Smiddywesson
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Approximately 1/3 of the population of Europe died from the Black Death.  What isn't so well known is the event spurred economic growth among the survivors who inherited all that wealth.  No strategic nukes, just EMPs.  EMPs shut down all the electronics, to include the trucks that feed us.  EMPs starve the urban populations, and end recessions caused by an aging population.  I see this as the worst case scenario, but not a completely unlikely one.  TPTB win again.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:49 | 1936626 Buzz Hacksaw
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EMP's would also shut down cooling to existing Nuke plants. Fuk... on roids.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:58 | 1936646 stewie
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Shit never thought of that.  Not a pleasant scenario...

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