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The SDR: The Same Demented Regime

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From Mike Krieger of KAM LP

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.
- Major General Smedley Darlington Butler

The Constitution supposes, what the history of all governments demonstrates,  that the executive is the branch of government most interested in war, and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care, vested the question of war in the legislature.
- James Madison

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
- James Madison

The SDR: The Same Demented Regime

It’s fascinating to watch things play out as we rapidly approach the final rounds in the end game of the great game.  The great game is of course the never-ending global struggle for power and dominance.  The current entrenched powers that be have been in their positions for a very long time and they have no intention of giving up that role.  What the moral and decent percentage of humanity need to understand in no uncertain terms is that these folks and their minions have no conscience.  They could care less how many starve to death, get blown to bits in war or waste their lives away in front of the television set watching Snookie on the Jersey Shore.  In fact, I am certain that they totally get off on these things.  Degrading humanity into an animal-like state clearly appears to be their aphrodisiac.  Notice how the media encourages people to go out and trample each other for a $2 waffle maker on Black Friday.  The scenes of people running into Wal-Mart or Best Buy in the early morning hours when they should be at home with their families having conversation after Thanksgiving dinner reminds me of scenes of cattle being shuffled into a sorting pen.  Actually if you look at this video the cattle appear much more civilized (just go a minute and a half in).  I think the second step after one sees the insane matrix we are trapped in is to free yourself from it mentally and emotionally.  It is the mental and emotional control that they are really after.  That is the most powerful and effective tool of control so don’t give them the satisfaction.  Try to buy local and support your communities.  It may cost more but in that case just buy less.  You will feel good about it.  More specifically, anything encouraged by the mainstream media, like spending money you don’t have on superfluous items made in China with slave labor and sold to you at a giant tax dodging corporation should be avoided if possible.

With that out of the way, on to the main topic of this paragraph.  The good ol’ SDR.  I will tell you one thing right now.  When TPTB progress to talking about IMF rescues and SDRs we are the end of the line boys and girls.  This is the LAST play they have in the conventional playbook.  For those that are unaware, this is what the SDR is according to the IMF itself: 

The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves. Its value is based on a basket of four key international currencies, and SDRs can be exchanged for freely usable currencies. With a general SDR allocation that took effect on August 28 and a special allocation on September 9, 2009, the amount of SDRs increased from SDR 21.4 billion to around SDR 204 billion (equivalent to about $328.3 billion, converted using the rate of August 31, 2011).  For an SDR factsheet go here

So here is what I think they may try to do.  The guys who really pull the strings, whoever they may be, absolutely understand everything.  They know fiat money that they can create and distribute at will is the source of total power and they will never willingly give that up.  They also have known for a long time that the fiat dollar reserve floating exchange rate system was inevitably going to blow up on itself.  It has become readily apparent since 2008 that we are at that fork in the road, which is why the whole SDR concept has gotten more play.  It seems that the intent of TPTB is to somehow shift the SDR into the world’s reserve asset.  The purpose of this might be to devalue all of the world’s major Western currencies at once while also shifting the blame away from sovereign governments and Central Bankers.  At the very least, it would be a way to achieve a massive stealth devaluation of the U.S. dollar.  For example, if the SDRs were suddenly declared the world’s reserve asset and were therefore needed to conduct global trade in commodities for example, the dollar’s purchasing power would plunge.  We could no longer just create dollars out of thin air and directly buy the world’s resources.  We might need to exchange our national currency into the new reserve asset (SDRs) to then buy things.  So there would be direct and drastic consequences if we continued to great create unlimited dollars, just like all other countries around the world face today.  While this is actually the way it should be, the problem is that this is a bankster plan at the highest levels.  First, they would introduce this SDR and then once faith in national Western currencies’ purchasing power cratered and faith was lost TPTB would use that as an excuse to eliminate all national currencies and move to a global fiat currency that they of course control the distribution of.  Problem, reaction, solution.  This is the central planning bankster’s ultimate wet dream.  Remember this is exactly what they have done with the euro. It is no secret that they knew from the beginning that the euro currency in its current form would blow up.  That was part of the calculation.  Once the crisis hit, they would then consolidate power in a Euro fiscal Union with centralized control of everything.  If they pull that off successfully the next stop will be the global currency, with the bait being the SDR.  This should be quite transparent at this stage if you are paying attention. 

Will it Work?                             

So above I have outlined what I think is the ultimate prize of TPTB.  In this paragraph I want to address whether I think their demented plan for world government and world currency can or will be achieved.  My answer is NO.  First of all, they are having a hard enough time with Europe.  Sure they have installed their little puppet technocrats into positions of power in Greece and Italy but all indications point to the fact that this is taking a lot longer than they want.  Time is NOT on their side.  I say this because every day people become more informed and more upset about the “agenda.”  To some extent they do need people to be asleep sheep in order to pull off this giant power grab and more importantly to keep it in place \ for an extended period of time.  It is my belief that they must pull off the consolidation of Europe first and then move along to the U.S.  However, let’s say for the sake of argument that they panic and attempt to go straight to the SDR.  What do you think they reaction is going to be when the public is told that all of a sudden there is a new digital global resevre currency called Special Drawing Rights that is created by the IMF and oh by the way a slice of bread costs $20.  All hell will break loose.  Although very few people have an in depth understanding of how the global monetary ponzi scheme system works, an increasingly large number now get that it is rooted in bankster fraud and have had enough.  Good luck trying to issue SDRs and devlauing the dollar.  It’s a non starter.  That said, the one way they still might try would be to crash the entire markets into oblivion (remember central bankers have TOTAL power to do this at this stage).  That way they would get people begging for central bank printing.  This woiuld then destroy the national currencies and then they would come in with the global currency solution.  Just something to bear in mind…

So this is where it gets dangerous.  If I am correct in my logic above they might realize that they have exhausted their conventional options.  This means the playbook shifts to the unconventional.  This probably means war.  This is why the rhetoric is heating up against Iran right now.  If they cannot get their way via conventional means I believe they have no problem whatsoever in wiping out a vast percentage of the world’s population to get their way.  That is why I put up the quotes at the top.  People need to undertand and understand right now that any global conflict will not be for the reasons we are told.  It will be TPTB way of reseting things and shifting blame away from where it belongs; them the control freak central planners.  We are close to the end of the road and the choices for the power struture are now increasingly limited thus they are likely to move to more desperate measures.   

Police State/Crony Capitalism Headlines   

These clowns know we increasingly know what we are up to therefore they are putting on the clampdown behind the scenes in many ways. 

Indefinite detention:  Gotta love how this old fascist John McCain quotes John Adams in supporting a bill that allows indefinite detention of American citiziens WITHOUT a trial (it passed). As I have been writing for years, Congress and the elite see all citizens as potential terrorists for calling them out on their crimes.

Time Magzine:  Ever wonder why Americas seems so braindead?  The media.  Check out the cover story by region.,9263,7601111205,00.html 

Hank Paulson:  Another crony capitalist crook that robbed Americans continues to be a free man.  Why?  He worked at Goldman Sachs of course.  Check out how he passed along inisde info to his fellow Goldman crony capitalist friends.  The game is totally rigged.

Do you own an Android?:  I am sure this makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Notary who blew whistle on foreclosure fraud found dead:  Hmmmm…

Peace and wisdom,


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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:04 | 1935761 rambler6421
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It's paper.  WOn't work.  Back the dollar by gold.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:08 | 1935773 topcallingtroll
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I hadnt thought about it in such terms, but the SDR is truly fiat's last stand.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:13 | 1935803 Carlyle Groupie
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The only currency that should rule the world is the White Shoe Boy's currency.

FREEDOM to kill more Muzzies!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:15 | 1935822 trav7777
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what matters is what oil is traded in.  Period.

You get major producers to accept other than dollars, you're fine.  The US is not going to the fucking SDR unless the entire oil exporting world bails on the petrodollar.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:16 | 1935828 Deadpool
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hell, we're not even on metric system...

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:13 | 1936056 TheGardener
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Metric system to be abolished soon,
because if an ounce of gold is no longer worth
31.1 metric grams, I should pay attention. But I will probably be picked up for detention before.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:27 | 1936096 IBelieveInMagic
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Meh, bullshit essay -- refers to action of "them" -- who is "them"? It is us, the OECD countries just trying to hold on to a net beneficial arrangement in consuming more than what we are contributing. We are doing our best to retain this arrangement... The spoils are not equally divided amongst us but our economies is receiving more than what we are delivering to others.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:24 | 1935863 Carlyle Groupie
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"what matters is what oil is traded in. Period."

What matters to the ZHeeple is finance and killin' Muzzies bitchez!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:24 | 1935864 FubarNation
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I gotta agree.  I do believe it may be as simple as that.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:34 | 1935906 CClarity
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A very smart guy at Gave-Kal has suggested just that.  How oil could become like a "currency".

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:54 | 1935979 He_Who Carried ...
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The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand Old Party is ruining the entire country's reputation.

Its true...,1518,800850,00.html

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:56 | 1936234 Iwanttoknow
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VOTE FOR HERMAN CAIN.he will keep those mooslims out.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:13 | 1936468 Use of Weapons
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Although we admire your Avatar's breasts, and your personal dedication to keeping ZH a male dominated bastion.... Riddle me this: If you had, just mother-fucking-had-to, to get Obama back in for 2012, what would be the best way of doing so?


Hint: zero other democratic contenders (Hilary is aiming for prez 2020), and a field of Republicans that make the muppets look sane.


Job done. Obama 2012.



Oh. Wait. You think that the two parties are different? Okay.



p.s. Loving the random junker. We notice your efforts, even if no-one else cares. 3>.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:36 | 1936835 BoNeSxxx
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"Hint: zero other democratic contenders (Hilary is aiming for prez 2020), and a field of Republicans that make the muppets look sane."

Hint: zero other democratic contenders (Hilary is aiming for prez 2020), and a field of Republicans that make the muppets look sane and ignore Ron Paul as though we wasn't even in the room.

Fixed it.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 21:57 | 1936989 Use of Weapons
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Well, I might have garnered 2 junks for my comment, but those were from the stupids.

If you really think that R.P. will be allowed to be president, you're a fucking delusional nutcase.


Hint: Count the $$$. As I stated elsewhere, $$$ = election.When RP can either a) Raise about a billion dollars in campaign funds or b) mount a successful insurrection through the military that support him, then he'll get elected. Otherwise: just no. NO. You fucking retards, NO.



Now get off my porch, you silly AJones fan.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 22:45 | 1937114 BoNeSxxx
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You are delusional... you think you know who junked you and you think you know anything about me?

And you read things that aren't even there... Try reading the actual letters for once. When placed in a certain order, they convey real meaning.  Trust me, there isn't anything between the lines and, if you see something there, you should check to see if you skipped your medication.

I'M pretty sure you are clinically delusional. 

Hint: I never said anything about RP being elected.  I pointed out, factually, that he was being ignored and, in spite of your opinion about him, ought not be lumped in with the other nitwits who think Africa is a country and that the Taliban is in Libya.

p.s. when I decide to visit your porch, do I still just need to follow the banjo music?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 22:54 | 1937126 Use of Weapons
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You think that Ron Paul, a congressman for how many years, and with no real Corporate support has a chance at  the vaunted prize of the "President of the United States of America" if only the MSM would stop ignoring him? And you think that "being ignored" is the only barrier to his election?!?




Hey, area 51. I've heard that there's this global conspiracy about aliens....




And yes. The wider world is reading this wondering how many drugs you took in 'Nam.



p.s. You need to up your medicare on trolling prescriptions, because yours are weak, and only garner greens and reds from the catfish readers. Srsly.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:22 | 1935853 SilverRhino
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Most fiat currencies ... 40 years and detonation.  

The SDR won't last 40 months without a WW breaking out over it and it's misuse.


Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:30 | 1935897 fonestar
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Does anyone see the endgame playing out something like I do?  Where the BRICs nations are moving to gold and the western "democracies" are moving to SDRs?  This can't end well and this seems to be a Highlander type scenario evolving ("there can be only one!").

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:59 | 1935996 Sunset chaser
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My guess is it's certainly possible, as these kinds of things are generally accompanied by extreme shifts in wealth distribution.

No way does Germany advocate printing money without having already solved the debt crises, because it's widely accepted there that money printing caused the Weimar hyperinflation which led to Hitler's rise to power and WWII.

That's the rationale I'm trading on. Adding more deep puts today, as I fully expect a huge plunge imminently.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:09 | 1936292 fonestar
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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:14 | 1936499 viahj
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except that the western nations have a whole lot more gold than the BRICs do (if you can believe their official numbers).  SDRs are the western choice because you can't pring gold to inflate, however i do believe that the SDR basket will include the Yuan (once China has enough gold to have a sway with the gold big boys). 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:57 | 1936642 Smiddywesson
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One currency to rule them all,

and in the darkness bind them.

Kinda scarry, huh?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:29 | 1935889 donsluck
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It's not just that they don't care about death and destruction. It is part of the Illuminati creed that in order to transend you must be responsible for the death of many, many people. The more that are killed, the higher the transendence.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:54 | 1936865 New World Chaos
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The more innocents they sacrifice, the more they charge up Lucifer and become one with him.  And their world government / world currency system is the Beast which we have been warned about. 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:49 | 1935961 killallthefiat
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SDR is backed by full failth and credit of the USPS.  Go back to sleep.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:17 | 1936071 Chupacabra-322
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 “The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury.”

~ George Washington

"Paper is poverty, it is the only ghost of money, and not money itself".

-Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1788

"The banks... have the regulation of the safety-values of our fortunes, and... condense and explode them at their will".

-Thomas Jeffferson to John Adams, 1819

"The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it"

-Dr. Josef Mengele (Infamous Nazi Doctor)


Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:08 | 1935774 Gubbmint Cheese
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"Make the lie big, keep it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it"

Adolf Hitler.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:23 | 1935847 tgatliff
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Never suggest a conspiracy when willful ignorance is possible.....

I think the author gives the "people in charge" too much credit.   These people are not smart.  I was watching Warren Buffett humping Becky Quick's leg the other day and was taken back with how slow this man's thinking process is.... People like him are not smart.  They just lived during a time of great monetary expansion. (aka burning fiat currencies)  

Also, the issue is not one of "who is in charge", but rather generational.  Baby Boomers sold the future for a big asset inflation run, and basically tried to "eat" their young... Good for them!   Their little retirement dreams will collapse in their '80s while their pissed children will ship them off to a concentration (aka nursing home) camps...


In short, we have seen this before in the 1930's... It is not skilled or intentional.   It is the side affect of short term mindsets driven by 4 year election cycles...

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:59 | 1935980 flattrader
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>>>Never suggest a conspiracy when willful ignorance is possible.....<<<

That has some credence.

Often a loose association/alliance of a perceived common interest is enough to create the appearance of a rock solid conspiracy.

Often that loose association/alliance crumbles in the end when the situation gets pushed to the extreme.

They might try an SDR...that doesn't mean earthlings will accept it.

It will take an alien invasion (literally) to make something like this palatable.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:44 | 1936178 Janestool
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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:48 | 1936189 Janestool
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Not very Smart, indeed, more like benefactors on an endless binge.....

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:10 | 1936480 Use of Weapons
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Gray men.

Some band somewhere knew the score when they suggested that the grey men jump from the towers of wealth. Pro tip: You'll never meet the smart cookies; most aren't even in it for the big money (SCANDALOUS).


Ideology and 'humanity' (Sein Und Zeit) has a far larger pull than you'd imagine. Cash is important.... up until other things like breeding, genes and inter-generational continuity come into play. Remember: "Be Excellent to one another".



Arete. When money is a score card, Arete in any particular field (as long as it isn't something like "bake beans") is your signature. The real problem arises when your Arete is non-compatible with the mode of Being of your civilisation.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 21:29 | 1936926 killallthefiat
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I'm not sure ZHers can handle that truth.  I junk you, so more can read.  Definitely a conspiracy, but certainly a bunch of willful ignorance

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:02 | 1936262 Kayman
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" We've taken Stalingrad... really... just a few pockets to clean up"

Yesterday's swaps are the best sign yet that the ponzi is coming apart at the seams.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:09 | 1935784 GeneMarchbanks
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We haven't seen desperate yet.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:12 | 1935797 mtomato2
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Have you never desperately needed a towel?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 22:58 | 1937137 Use of Weapons
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You got a +1 for a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference.


I will now recite poetry in the hope that your link isn't something else.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:48 | 1935950 SheepDog-One
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Right Gene, hell wheres even 'uncomfortable'? Theyre talking about the endgame here, 'problem reaction solution', I dont even see a problem yet hell all is well! All economic data is fine, Black Friday bonanza....where is the world panic?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:10 | 1936044 GeneMarchbanks
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'...where is the world panic?'

Truth is you won't see it happen. It'll rise up in waves of outrage and then recede. Entirely too many believe in cataclysmic 'trigger' event that changes everything. I'm not saying that isn't possible, only improbable. So far average Americans have given or rather, had taken from them, little in way of disturbing day-to-day life. But there is always a tipping point that may be 'invisible' to most.

The soft spot is oil price. Gas prices kill the consumer faster than anything. When we reach that point it'll get to the 'endgame'.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:09 | 1935785 redpill
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OT: I knew this was coming.  Bye bye NFLX, short away bitchez.

"Netflix May Increase Your Internet Fees

Internet service providers across the country mull charging data hogs more, according to new report."

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:10 | 1935790 TheSilverJournal
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Maybe TPTB's game plan is for the IMF to suck up all of the assets of the world through SDRs. They already have like a third of the gold that the US holds.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:11 | 1935793 Peter K
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Mike Krieger of KAM LP dissing the lame stream media? What a joke. This douchebag is the lame stream media:-)

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:11 | 1935795 1835jackson
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They will keep printing. Look if you were an inside ex squid employee serving the shadow banking masters are you going to get behind the podium and tell the masses were are facing a total financial collaspe? They will keep printing. 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:12 | 1935798 Ancona
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Well fucking said! I drove past the local Wally World after Thanksgiving and witnessed the mad rush of walmartians for myself. It truly was a sight to behold.

Fucking pathetic sheep.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:57 | 1935988 Snidley Whipsnae
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"Walmartians"... Good one Ancona. Mind if I borrow it in future?

If you want to listen to more about the SDR; Jim Rickards has been talking/writing about them for a long time.

Click here and scroll through the KWN broadcast archive... Rickards very first interview was excellent, although all are worth listening to.


Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:38 | 1935805 hedgeless_horseman
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"Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and thoroughly immoral — doctrine that "violence never solves anything" I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms."

-Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.)
Starship Troopers, Page 26

We could no longer just create dollars out of thin air and directly buy the world’s resources. We might need to exchange our national currency into the new reserve asset (SDRs) to then buy  use our superior military to kill people and take their things.

Mike, you are aware of the size of America's military budget?  SDR  for oil just isn't going to happen.  The oil producing nations (except Iran, Iraq, and Libya) already "elected" the petrol dollar, and recent history indicates they will stick with it.  Iran will either come around, or not.

I'm not saying it is right or wrong (watch the video below), I'm just saying it is.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:42 | 1935932 GeneMarchbanks
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I'm not sure you'll see Mike putting the military budget into his calculations. Out of his jurisdiction. Few can comment on geopolitics among finance gurus and I'm not sure Mike even qualifies there.

The big question is do the intelligence agencies/military study the impact finance has and how it imperils security in general?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:50 | 1935957 hedgeless_horseman
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The big question is do the intelligence agencies/military study the impact finance has and how it imperils security in general?

I don't know the answer.  The are probably too busy studying the impact peak oil has and how it imperils security in general.

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015


"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day," says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:23 | 1936098 GeneMarchbanks
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And that makes sense. Actual goods before abstract monetary theory. Nothing would endanger the American way of life more than ?/gal gas.

Imagine that. What a concept.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:07 | 1936024 Snidley Whipsnae
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"The big question is do the intelligence agencies/military study the impact finance has and how it imperils security in general?"


Yes, they do.

"Financial War Games: Jim Rickards/James Grant on Fed Policy, U.S. Economy, Gold Standard

Here's an excellent 10:39 minute video interview with Jim Rickards and James Grant. As you know, I have all the time in the world for whatever Jim Rickards has to say...and having James Grant in the same interview is a huge bonus.

This absolute must watch Bloomberg video was sent to me by reader Jack Anderson...and I thank him profusely on your behalf. The link is here."

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:18 | 1936081 GeneMarchbanks
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My question is rhetorical. My point is, for those that are asking questions, are they asking the right ones.

I'm ambigious about Rickards even though he's been close to the truth more often than not. Grant is a giant in my opinion. How much impact these men have, I have no idea...

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:12 | 1935806 Uber Vandal
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404 strikes again with the first two links.

The requested URL /blogs/floor-action/senate/195889-sens-paul-mccain-clash-over-terrorist-detainee-amendment-.  was not found on this server.,9263,7601111205,00.html%C2%A0 The page you've requested has been moved or taken off the site.
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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:14 | 1935814 BaronG
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Found this today, brilliant.

Ineptocracy (in-ept-o-cra-cy)


A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.


Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:16 | 1935829 trav7777
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sounds like affirmative action

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:21 | 1935852 tmosley
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I love how your entire world revolves around race.

Such a tiny little man you are.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:51 | 1936208 TheGardener
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Enjoyed your remarks here all the time, but what issue
you have with race? What tiny little race you come from to take offense?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:16 | 1936495 Use of Weapons
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Trav and Tmosley have this incestuous love-hate bromance where each despises each other, but cannot live without the opposition each gives the other. (In true Derrida style).

It has become such a given, that one will post, the other will flame, the other will post, the other will flame that many suspect that they are one and the same person, much in the style that long-term partners start to ....start and finish.... each other's sentences. They are the Ying and Yang of ZH, without each other, they have no meaning.


True Love. ZH style.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:33 | 1936827 Schmuck Raker
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They often have no meaning WITH each other, as well.



Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:29 | 1935890 Tsar Pointless
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Yeah, because us white folk are so superior.

A woman who called police in Florida to remove her boyfriend from her apartment was blindsided by cops who instead arrested her for an unsolved fatal hit and run, The St. Petersburg Times reports.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:53 | 1936215 Janestool
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Have you seen the average professor?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:19 | 1935842 cossack55
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Good find. +1789

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:26 | 1936102 Silver Pullet
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Ineptocracy (in-ept-o-cra-cy)

I wonder if Ayn Rand came up with that word.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:40 | 1936606 radarthreat
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Most of the super wealthy don't produce anything of value.  Athletes, heiresses, bankers, traders; all these people derive their riches from the masses, like reverse leeches.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:13 | 1937176 mtomato2
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None of the ones you mentioned are the "super wealthy..."  You have to be worth a minimum of nine figures to be in that club.  There aren't many.

Still, your argument holds.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:15 | 1935825 Deadpool
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I await Martian real estate notes.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:17 | 1935826 Christoph830
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I wonder who the first "Iranians" that stormed the British embassy actually were...

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:28 | 1936531 Use of Weapons
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Pretty much confirmed:


Fat, middle aged, conservative, pro-regime supporters who couldn't even climb the gates. Heck, it was so embarrassing that the police arriving to "break up" the hostage taking actually let them back in to create drama, since they'd all left to get a coffee. The "hostages" actually had to let themselves get "re-re-kidnapped" whilst they were ordered to not tweet to make the news.


This wasn't a moment of revolutionary spirit, it was a script. The script that reads: "WHY YOU BOMB OUR MILITARY BASE?!? LOOK HOW OUTRAGED OUR PEEPLES IS!!". Sadly, unlike China, Iran can't muster up enough young radicals to make it look good.



Oh, and yes. Grep my posts. I pointed out that the M.O. of the military base hit ("ammunition dump explodes") when it happened is exactly the same as the hit on Greece. You know... that one that killed 13 members of their armed forces, one the base commander, the other the High Admiral. Spoooooooktastic! Still not seen any reason why that cache of arms confiscated from a Russian Syrian ship exploded when it did. Ho-hum.


Back to Dancing on Ice.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:26 | 1935832 Gringo Viejo
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John McCain...a loathsome, dishonorable man.

Johnny Wet Start carries much blood on his hands.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:00 | 1936000 Jena
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Had McCain been elected rather than Obama in 2008, I think the main difference we'd have seen is the number and degrees of wars... conflicts... er, make it "kinetic military actions" the U.S. was involved in abroad.  And this outrageous stripping of rights would have happened sooner.  It's why I voted Ron Paul, even though I knew it wouldn't make a difference in my state.

I'd love to see a functional MRI to see what areas of McCain's brain are low on oxygen because I don't think he's hitting on all cylinders.  (And that is being generous to the bastard.)

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:33 | 1936579 Use of Weapons
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McCain never had a chance.

You do remember that American "elections" are decided not by votes, but by the electoral colleges, right?


McCain never had a chance. Plus, do the math: every American election is determined by how much $$$ the winner makes. He made less. Ergo, he lost. If you need your hand held, $$$ = the American way. You prove your leadership through raising the most $$$. Only Communist pinkos and ugly motherfuckers elect people in any other fashion.



Go scrape through 100 years of elections and prove me wrong.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 00:10 | 1937284 Jena
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No hand holding needed, thanks just the same.  Obama had the donors, the media, and the electoral college.  He even had the popular vote, though that doesn't matter as you point out.

Money always buys the election and it has always been thus.  Anyone who dreams otherwise is on Ambien or some other pharmaceutical.

I wasn't bemoaning McCain's loss; rather, I was pointing out the single area in which I thought his administration would be different.  I voted for Ron Paul even though I knew it wouldn't change anything in my state.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:06 | 1936023 lakecity55
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Johnny Mac got turned by the Cong and a bribe from Budweiser. "hehehehheh, hobbits, hobbits...where's my precious...."

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:18 | 1935835 cossack55
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Good article Mike.

Who's picture would be on the SDR?  Maybe Banzai 7 can create a prototype.

John "The Happy Nazi" McCain.....can Arizona please pull its head out of its ass!!!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:18 | 1935838 maxw3st
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The war route certainly worked for Bush. The aftermath is a mess, but he and his, as you noted above, don't care. The saber rattling over Iran is as transparent as the charges were against Iraq, hopefully people won't be so readily fooled this time, but I have my serious doubts on that score.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:19 | 1935841 Jonbutterfly
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I do not care much into which direction it goes because I have my life organized that all this doesn`t touch me much. It makes me shaking though what human beings are capable to do. Hollywood will have a hard time to top these real life horror movies.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:26 | 1935844 Bazinga
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The SDR will have a gold component at some point. Maybe sooner than later.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:29 | 1935892 sabra1
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gold would nosedive, oldidorks buy it all for pennies on the SDR, bring in gold standard! RobotTrader all giddy 'cause he got to keep his goldfish!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:25 | 1935866 Atomizer
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SDR Valuation - Effective January 1, 2011

  • U.S. dollar 41.9 percent (compared with 44 percent at the 2005 review)
  • Euro 37.4 percent (compared with 34 percent at the 2005 review)
  • Pound sterling 11.3 percent (compared with 11 percent at the 2005 review)
  • Japanese yen 9.4 percent (compared with 11 percent at the 2005 review)

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:09 | 1936033 chubbar
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So the SDR is essentially a currency composed of currencies from several of the worlds leading bankrupt nations. Yeah, that oughta work!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:29 | 1935886 Strider52
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WTF are all these people going to do with all of them $2 waffle irons? If you're packing pepper spray just to make sure you get one of those, you might be a redneck.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:31 | 1935899 sabra1
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after inflation they'll be paying $20 for a box of waffles!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:30 | 1935898 dick cheneys ghost
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Tyler.......thanks for sharing/posting this.....



Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:36 | 1935912 kralizec
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I would argue that anybody letting the IMF devalue your currency deserves to have war made upon them!  War may be unavoidable...the real questions are: will it be conventional or not, and will it be between nation states, civil war or a combination of all of the above?!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:47 | 1935947 Kali
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Ya mean, like, chaos?  I vote for combination of all of the above.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:36 | 1935915 YHC-FTSE
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Top analysis. Said much the same in the midst of the D.Straus Kahn Sofitel debacle. Remember the ratio of the SDR - 41.9% USD, 37.4% EUR, 11.3% GBP, 9.4% JPY and....NOBODY else. It was DSK who proposed introducing a basket of other currencies (CNY) and commodities - look what happened to him. It's an exclusive club of four and free money for these four nations as every other member country, all 187 of them, have to purchase these 4 worthless fiat notes regularly in the billions just to stay in the IMF. The SDR has been used and abused as the counterweight to aggressive and irresponsible printing by the 4 central banks.


There is just one more tool in the bag: Gold Compulsory Purchase (Confiscation), a topic that has already been discussed quite a bit already on ZH, so I won't elaborate.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:52 | 1935973 SheepDog-One
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I'd be amazed if SDR's tranfer at .41 cents on the dollar. When they try to ramp this up our asses, it will be far less than that.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:39 | 1935924 JohnFrodo
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Brilliant explanation

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:41 | 1935927 Piranhanoia
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Truly excellent Mike.  

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:41 | 1935929 tony bonn
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"Problem, reaction, solution.  This is the central planning bankster’s ultimate wet dream."

lord god almight mike you outdid yourself.....

regarding the psychopathy of the rockefeller-mic-yale-cia axis of evil see aaron russo's interview about nick rockefeller and 9/11....these people are as sick as hitler...they are in fact the shits who put him in power....the battle of the bulge happened because these power elites passed sensitive intelligence to germany as a last ditch effort to save the 3d reich....

the bushes and rockefellers provided extensive support for hitler....they are doing the same today...

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:45 | 1935941 SheepDog-One
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Only problem is, wheres the problem? Its all just good news, day after day theyve saved it, so wheres the big world panic that will make everyone beg to becoming a bankrupted slave instead of the alternative?

I dont see it, yet.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:53 | 1935975 Sophist Economicus
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the bushes and rockefellers provided extensive support for hitler....they are doing the same today...


You mean those stories about Hitler being alive and sunbathing in Argentina are true!!!!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:44 | 1935930 Sizzurp
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Ok I get it.  All the currencies suck, so let's print more of them, then put them all together bundled into a CDO, we'll call it the "SDR". Then we can hand them out to our buddies.  Brilliant !!!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:49 | 1935958 Kali
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I call "it" the Reserve Asset Pooled Entity, RAPE!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:51 | 1935935 SheepDog-One
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Theyll try to explain how its so good in many different ways, but it comes down to a prison planet with 1 world govt, 1 currency, 1 bank, the new world order, and if its not stopped anyone but .001% at the very top will be nothing but slaves.


Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:10 | 1936299 TheGardener
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So what are we are going to do about it? Watch them fail?

Me no slave , watching from the bushes.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:44 | 1935938 entropos
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Doesn't matter what you back the paper with so long as you have the same corrupt people in charge. A gold standard doesn't stop idiots in charge from overspending. 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:47 | 1935948 Sophist Economicus
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The SDR: The Same Demented Regime


Mike, I've got a better title for you -- The SDR, The Same Rehashed Drivel by an Incompetent Internet Nincompoop


There are so many problems with this "logic", I don't know where to begin.    Does bring up lots of 'usual boogeymen' though.    When's your next appearance with Keiser?   Cannot wait for Russian Television to shine its light of freedom on any issue you two smarm-balls focus on...

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:20 | 1937184 mtomato2
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For some reason, I was unable to give you a down arrow.  Is it because you have gotten so many of them that you broke the machine?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:49 | 1935952 Aeonios
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Almost everyone globally is a slave to fear, greed, anger and complacency. Through the weakness and falshood of the personality all people are thus enslaved to the few, who in turn are enslaved by their own personalities.

Since all personalities are based on a lie and a corruption of reality, they can never be fulfilled and all attempts to satiate them are merely temporary. That is why they will continue to consume everything until there is nothing left and everything disintigrates. Then, once everything has been destroyed, the masses will once again rise up and violently demand to be served, and again the cycle of devouring will begin again.

If you take up arms and try to get revenge against the system, you have already lost before you've started. As soon as you embrace the corruption of reality, in any form, you become a slave to the same machine.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:49 | 1935960 SheepDog-One
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OH and dont forget SDR's will be a few pennies on the dollar. If that.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:57 | 1935986 fonzanoon
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If they wanted to crash the system then why have they been printing and continue to do so?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:59 | 1935991 PaperBear
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More debt from the loan shark known as the International Monetary Fund.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:59 | 1935995 JR
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All the material Mike presents here is tragically true. And the one theme he correctly uses and we need to spread whenever we can is that the rulers are moving toward world government and will use any instrument, including the wholesale destruction of the world’s population, to get there. The policy moves of the central bankers and their puppets (regulators, multinational corporations and Congress) are not accidents or ineptness but are cold-bloodedly deliberate and intentional.

Americans need to be aware of what they are facing. George Bernard Shaw:

"The captain is in his bunk, drinking bottled ditchwater; and the crew is gambling in the forecastle.

"She will strike and sink and split. Do you think the laws of God will be suspended in favor of England just because you were born in it?"

Or from Buddha:

"Your hair is on fire. Why are you laughing?"

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:13 | 1936054 Sophist Economicus
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..we need to spread whenever we can is that the rulers are moving toward world government and will use any instrument, including the wholesale destruction of the world’s population, to get there..

How does this jive with...


China is trying to destabilze US interests and VISA VERSA

Russia is trying to destabilze US interests and VISA VERSA


OWS hates Tea Party and visa versa


SOROS funds big lefty movements, PLACE YOUR HATED RIGHT WINGER HERE funds Tea Party

Ron Paul is both a puppet and a savior -- both views are spread

Hedge funds are evil insiders, yet are having a terrible year with all that insider information

TBTF are omnipotent, yet are shitting cupcakes at going insolvent

on and on we go....

Gold is manipulated on the way down and is finally destroying FIAT on the way up

Oil is scarce and past peak, yet cheaper today in FIAT currency than 30 years ago when factoringing in inflation and currency depreciation


NEED I GO ON??????

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:59 | 1935998 kito
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does tyler protect his faithful commenters on this site from nsa intrusion? are we truly anonymous here?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:04 | 1936010 Sophist Economicus
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Thought you knew, Tyler is part of the NSA....

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:31 | 1936124 kito
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maybe, maybe hes a double secret agent whose mission is to draw us out from under cover...............

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:55 | 1936229 Lord Koos
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Are you  kidding?  Unless you are using an encrypted browser like Tor, you should have no expectation of true anonymity anywhere on the web. 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:05 | 1936015 epwpixieq-1
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Why not have as money for example 1KW/h electric energy, or some other appropriately divisible quantity of it. It is just mind blogging, especially if you think of storing electrical energy as storing wealth. It is clearly something that is fundamental for all Nature and Life itself.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:20 | 1936086 Snidley Whipsnae
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"Why not have as money for example 1KW/h electric energy, or some other appropriately divisible quantity of it."


Because they cannot print it... on paper or electonically.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:10 | 1936043 lincolnsteffens
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Good read. Certainly sounds plausible.


Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:12 | 1936053 ZeroPoint
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Let's use baseball cards instead.



Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:15 | 1936062 headless blogger
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What I don't understand is why all the protesters are not targeting the actual people involved in this? Some have, but not enough.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:16 | 1936066 slewie the pi-rat
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TPTB have exhausted their conventional options...

slewie is lunching unconventionally today:  half&half over sliced banana & mini nillaTM wafers. clothing optional, of course...

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:24 | 1937193 mtomato2
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Slewie, the world has either not known  or has long forgotten the greatness of bananas and milk product, all mixed together.  Thanks for reminding me.


I like the wafer twist.  I shall give it a whirl.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:17 | 1936073 lapedochild
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Thanks, good write up!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:18 | 1936077 headless blogger
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I think this guy is right on the money. What's going on by these parasites is going on right in front of everyone, yet there are still many people who don't get it, or they call the rest of us conspiracy theorists (which they have been conditioned to do by fox and cnn).

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:22 | 1936095 Auburn
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and here is Madame IMF confirming the above:

“If circumstances require, the G-20 will commit the resources that are necessary for the IMF to play its systemic role,” she said during a joint press conference with Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in Brasilia today. “That gives you a range that is almost without a cap, without a limitation.”

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:28 | 1936110 Snidley Whipsnae
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SDR = just another god damned piece of paper

IMF = just another layer of yes men/women between TPTB and the rope

G20 = unelected, enemployable (except by govs or banks), azz hats that are making it up as they go

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:30 | 1936122 PLove
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10 million Americans disappeared in the Great Depression (1931-1940).

Boris Borisov, Russian Historian

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:32 | 1936129 DarkestPhoenix
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Not too worried about the Android thing.  If you own a Droid and don't hack it right away, you're doing it wrong.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:41 | 1936142 Lord Koos
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I actually think this whole "new world order" one-currency thing may be a non-starter. although they will try it.  If the EU really falls apart, we might be returning to more individual national sovereignity. When things get really bad, people everywhere are going to resist this system. Things are already falling apart politically as well as financially in many countries.  If the EU collapses, the former colonial western nations will try to band together in some way but I think most of the world is not going to go for it. There may be a coalition of Germany, France, UK, and the US, but BRIC aren't going to play nice. War, of course is the obvious choice to try to get some kind of fake spirit of unity going, the common enemy, blah blah... but I don't think most people are going to go for it. I hope. They might see the need for a major false flag event to whip the population into line and to enact even more erosion of personal rights. Whatever happens, it's rough seas ahead.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:42 | 1936164 pelagivore
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A sobering read. I'm always warry of a post that awards 'the men behind the scenes' an almost super-human ability for 'planning' and being able to predict/anticipate events. Nevertheless, given access to key information is so obviously only available to the privileged, it is perhaps to be expected that these men appear to have greater power than they actually do. Thanks for posting.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:47 | 1936171 yogibear
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Keep falsifying your books, diverting real funds and bankrupting your banks and countries. Ben Bernanke and the Fed will keep sucking in your debt. Until Ben Bernanke and the Fed's ponzi implodes. LOL, sit back and watch the fraud continue to go exponential!!!

Banks, corporations and countries, keep stuffing Bernanke and the Federal Reserve with debt obligations!!! Let's reall blow up their balance sheets. Just default and dump it on the Federal reserve!! 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:08 | 1936286 Smokey1
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"...when they should be at home with their families having conversation after Thanksgiving dinner. "


Tell you what.

Make sure that middle class America gets your permission to go shopping at the times that meet your approval. In fact, why don't you just publish a fucking itinerary of the things you do and don't approve of ?

Do they need your permission to Christmas shop also ? Which times "should " they do it that would best suit your interpretation of how things "should " be done ?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:28 | 1937202 mtomato2
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Smokey, I think you might just be a huge, gaping asshole.

And I mean that in the worst possible way.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:04 | 1936765 Coldfire
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The central pathology of absolute power is that it blows your mind to the point where you think you can create whatever reality you want. In the current environment simply declaring the SDR to be a reserve currency will not be nearly enough to keep the Ponzi going. To ram this thing through the Anglosphere power elite will need a supreme distraction, like having "Iran" appear to have detonated a nuke on US soil on Independence Day. But time is running short, so Christmas may have to do. Whatever the false flag, it will be luridly appealing to the credulous American public. In this context 9/11 will have been a warm-up, a geopolitical hors-doeuvre to the real Reichstag Fire to follow. One can easily see John McCain as a cornpone Hitler stepping in to reassure a frightened populace.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 21:30 | 1936929 unununium
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SDR's are pure evil.

bitcoin was created by the good guys.  Whoever they might be.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 03:38 | 1937595 boogey_bank
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it's time to make some prediction,

how will the gold behave in the event of SDR gaining full world stage?

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 07:17 | 1937748 Archduke
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[OT] Thanks for the Carrier-IQ heads up.  It's all over cryptome, so it looks credible.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 17:18 | 2008271 ChasVoice
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