Nomi Prins: 'Dark Money' Runs The World

Authored by Nomi Prins via The Daily Reckoning,

Few people know financial markets’ biggest secret...

For the last 40 years, most people believed the stock market always goes up. Simply buy and hold long enough, the theory went, and you could sit back and watch the money accumulate in your account. No thought or hard work needed.

It was a nifty strategy — until the idea burned most investors in 2008. Almost a decade later, the scar tissue is still fresh for many investors.

Even today, after the U.S. stock market has rallied by 271% since the bottom on March 6, 2009 — nearly tripling investors’ money — only about half of Americans are invested in the stock market, according to NPR. That’s down from two-thirds compared to a decade ago.

The rest are in cash on the sidelines. Maybe that’s been you.

And who can blame you? “Fool me once, shame on you,” the saying goes. “Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Last June, Fortune surveyed readers. 71% of respondents said “the economic system in the U.S. is rigged in favor of certain groups.”

A few years earlier, the Los Angeles Times reported “Poll finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them…

They’re not wrong.

Somebody’s made gains from all of those sectors in the stock market. It just hasn’t been Main Street.

Since I’ve left the world of big banking, I’ve made it my mission to change that. That leads me to the catalyst for my new project…

Dark money.

Dark money is the #1 secret life force of today’s rigged financial markets. It drives whole markets up and down. It’s the reason for today’s financial bubbles.

On Wall Street, knowledge of and access to dark money means trillions of dollars per year flowing in and around global stock, bond and derivatives markets.

I learned this firsthand from my career on Wall Street. My first full year working on Wall Street was in 1987.

I wasn’t talking about “dark money” or central bank collusion back then. I was just starting out.

Eventually, I would uncover how the dark money system works… how it has corrupted our financial system… and encouraged greed to the point of crisis like in 2008.

When I moved abroad to create and run the analytics department at Bear Stearns London as senior managing director, I got my first look at how dark money flows and its effects cross borders.

The “dark money” comes from central banks. In essence, central banks “print” money or electronically fabricate money by buying bonds or stocks. They use other tools like adjusting interest rate policy and currency agreements with other central banks to pump liquidity into the financial system.

That dark money goes to the biggest private banks and financial institutions first. From there, it spreads out in seemingly infinite directions affecting different financial assets in different ways.

Yet these dark money flows stretch around the world according to a pattern of power, influence and, of course, wealth for select groups. To be a part of the dark money elite means to have control over many. How elite is a matter of degree.

These is not built upon conspiracy theories. To the contrary, alliances make perfect sense and operate publicly. Even better, their exclusive dealings and the consequences that follow are foreseeable — but only if you understand how the system works and follow the dark money flows.

It’s easy to see how this dark money affects the stock market at a high level, because we can monitor its constant movement.

Here’s the smoking gun:

Dark Money

The red line shows you how much “dark money” the Federal Reserve has printed since 2008.

The blue line shows you the S&P 500.

They move together — more dark money drives the market higher. Much higher.

There are dark money charts from around the world, just like the one I showed you for the Federal Reserve and U.S. stock market.

Look at this “dark money” chart from Japan, for example:

Japan

The blue line shows the dark money created by their central bank, The Bank of Japan. The red line shows Japan’s major stock index, the Nikkei 225, going up as well. The dark money drove the market much higher over the past eight years.

Or, look at this “dark money” chart from the U.K.:

England

Again, the blue line shows the “dark money” created since 2009 by the U.K.’s central bank, The Bank of England. The red line shows how the FTSE 100, their stock index, has followed higher in lock-step.

To invest profitably in financial markets, you need to understand the hidden power relationships that drive financial and political events. Ideologies and personal associations among elites are oblivious to political party lines and international boundaries. So is dark money.

Comments

Stuck on Zero Sedaeng Dec 16, 2017 10:13 PM Permalink

And in addition to dark money there is "hot money" that billionaires, criminals, drug lords, political despots, and slimey other creatures own and control. Some of this was exposed with the Panama papers. Hot money usually resides in places like the Caymans, Vatican, Switzerland, Isle of Man, etc. I've seen hot money estimates of over $20 trillion. Hot + Dark money = ?.

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Escrava Isaura zorba THE GREEK Dec 17, 2017 3:54 AM Permalink

C’mon Nomi, dark money, light money, fast money? Wonder why people remain so ignorant of money, just read the comment above. Anyway, see if this helps: How to get money into the economy: It’s done through the Windom Guidance. This money is to be injected directly into factories, production, and distribution, meaning GDP Growth. This money does not go to bankers. It goes to the workers. US financial system is against widow guidance, meaning money going directly to the people. American financial system wants the money going directly to them. Actually, American financials don’t even wait for the window guidance going their way. US financial system creates the money of thin air then pressure governments worldwide to be rescued.    The advantage for the population to have government window guidance, instead of borrowing money from the private sector into existence is that, the government can write that loan off without crashing savings and the economy, meaning without having to liquidate the whole economy like the private sector does.   Robert Charles Lee: The "moral" aspect of the guidelines comes from the pressure of having a moral responsibility to operate in a way that helps benefit the overall economy. In other words, it's just the government of the day exercising the persuasive power of talk rather than legislation. In short, persuading the financial suits to operate for the good of all. I'll leave it up to us individually to judge if that moral pressure has actually worked or not, given what we've seen in the financial world in recent times (or indeed most of the time). The Reserve Bank of Australia has a tendency or preference for this type of policy control. China also considers window guidance to be an important instrument of monetary policy and this has been strengthened there since the middle of 2009. The Bank of Japan has guided lending by financial institutions throughout the postwar period of rapid economic growth.      

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old naughty Escrava Isaura Dec 17, 2017 4:01 AM Permalink

"...  leave it up to us individually to judge if that moral pressure has actually worked or not ..."and that's exactly what ANU (or whatever his other alias are) had exploited, free will / freedom of choice---> i won't bite and change you unless you let me into your room / house. We have no moar mo0ral pressure than he ! And if you want to read ANU's quotes, all ancient books are "dictated" by him, duh !Check out wespenre.com/

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Escrava Isaura shitshitshit Dec 17, 2017 7:15 AM Permalink

As Adam Smith said it over 300 years ago: Capitalism will make a person as stupid as a person can be. Give you an example: Free market accordingly to conservatives. Open a lemonade stand. Save. Then lend it at 8% interest rate. But, if the demand rises, go Bitcoin by doubling/tripling the interest rate. Now ask yourself this question: How is this better than what we have now? Morally speaking is actually worse than the Jew banker or whatever current banker. Then, how does interest rate helps the young and the free market? No, it doesn’t because it slave them. Also, if you want to argue for free market competition, conservatives love free market, right? So then, why be upset that the worker can get lower rates from the Jewish bankers at the free market?   I understand that window guidance might sound exotic for most but, window guidance is much better for the population than having the worker borrow from any private individual. And window guidance is debt free money, got it? Jack Menendez: Oh so conservatives are about free markets are they?  Free markets is hype. Conservatives are about "conserving" the status quo, which means that those with lots of money keep that status.   Conservatives, at least the ones in charge, could care less how the status quo is conserved.  If conservatives were really about free markets they would be all over creating a level playing field in the markets so that you and I can play there too, but conservatives do the opposite, they "deregulate" markets so that those already established in the market have an almost insurmountable advantage over anyone starting out.  Conservatives are about money, their own money.  Oh, there's plenty of little people who fall for the hype and call themselves conservatives, but they are not conservatives they are another thing; suckers.   

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Escrava Isaura kochevnik Dec 17, 2017 8:56 AM Permalink

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I am sorry that I could get back to you sooner. I had to call 911 to take the 12 years old that read you post and died of laughing. Any form of debt in a capitalist system becomes a servitude, idiot. Then, if you add interest and compound it, it will lead that economy to a magnificent collapse later on, because it becomes unsustainable. And that is the case now.  

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Hugh_Jorgan Escrava Isaura Dec 17, 2017 10:02 AM Permalink

"Any form of debt in a capitalist system becomes a servitude, idiot."

You really are clueless aren't you? You think that a choice to borrow (or not) on terms that you can negotiate and reject if they are not to your liking is servitude? Your alternative ALWAYS involves a stated goal of a very controlling/regulating central government (and that is always trustworthy right) and that somehow ISN'T servitude?

If you think that what we have now IS Capitalism you're delusional. What we have has been subverted a 1000 ways by people like yourself picking the system apart. There is no perfect system, only better and worse. You can't compare textbook Socialism to real world Capitalism and pass it off as smart analysis.

And PLEASE don't trot out Scandinavian Socialism as the ultimate model. A petro-state with a population of 5-6 million people can run for some time as a socialist democracy. However, this not a model that most of the world is able to emulate. The USA has 325 million people, what state owned industry can pay for the social programs that serve that many? We currently use 47% of annual tax revenue for Health And Human Services! This IS SOCIALISM for all intents and purposes. The other problem is one of sustainability. A petro-state is at the mercy of the oil market. Many countries and other states have announced their intention to outlaw cars and trucks with internal combustion engines over the next 20 years. What will Sweden and Norway do when oil prices drop too far for them to pay out their promises? They are planning for the oil revenue to last forever, they have no exit strategy. This is stupid.

This is why dependency on slow, stupid, corrupt entities like government is folly. We MUST have a system that favors the concept of freedom and opportunity RATHER than the collect and redistribute "fairly" (sic) model. Is the Free Market perfect? NO. Not even close. However, what we must understand and teach is that despite it's foibles, when coupled with a small central government; the Free Market has proven that it serves the most people, to the highest standards, over the longest time; it beats a centrally planned system on every count, handily. Not perfect, but simply the better choice.

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Escrava Isaura Hugh_Jorgan Dec 17, 2017 12:40 PM Permalink

The biggest flaw in capitalism is not that it keeps leaving more and more people behind. The biggest flaw in capitalism is not the inequality that it generates either. The biggest flaw in capitalism is that it crashed all other ‘mediocre’ social orders, which will leave the population totally unprepared when it collapses. That’s the biggest flaw of capitalism, in my view. Now, if you compared capitalism, say to religion, which is the biggest lie, religion at least gives hope after death. Capitalism gives you nothing. In socialism that community would have been united as one. Socialism offers more resilience. Capitalism is the opposite, because it’s a very individualist product. Actually, capitalism will give misery and desperation when it fails.   And fail it will. Matter of time.   

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Hugh_Jorgan Escrava Isaura Dec 17, 2017 12:51 PM Permalink

A free-market crash is easily recovered, read about the post WWI depression in the early 1920's free market forces prevailed and the depression was averted in a short time. A Socialist system (like we have now) fosters entrenched powers that ALWAYS grow must be extricated by force/revolution. This hobbles the economy long term and kills 1000's of innocents. This was the government intervention and price fixing of the Great Depression.

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MEFOBILLS Escrava Isaura Dec 17, 2017 1:24 PM Permalink

Let's define the types of Capitalism shall we.  The two main types are  1)industrial capitalism and 2) finance capitalism.Germany under the Kaiser followed Industrial Capitalism as designed by Frederich List.  In America in roughly same time period, Peshine Smith had the American System.Industrial Capitalism is characterized by low tariffs and low friction INTERNAL to the economy.  External to the economy are tariffs to then allow internal efficiency. Germany stopped the highway men and internal taxations that limited goods and service production and movement, thus freeing up their economy.  Germany went from being Hansa (a league) to being a Sovereign country, and their productivity exploded, driving the ((city of London)) into a frenzy of worry.Japan followed Industrial capitalism, especially after Peshine Smith moved there and went native.  Japan secretly followed Industrial Capitalism methods post WW2, while the rest of the world thought Finance Capitalism was the correct form. Finance Capitalism won WW2.  Window guidance is INDUSTRIAL capitalism.  The private bank credit is channeled into industry.  U.S. turned a blind eye to Japan's industrial capitalism post WW2, for strategic reasons - to contain communism in East Asia.Industrial capitalism economy was marked for destruction by England after the rise of Gemany.  The ((city)) of London saw List's system as a threat to Finance Capitalism.  The ((city)) was correct, Industrial capitalism is a threat to finance.Finance Capitalism is private banks who are linked together, who then want a cut of all transactions around the world... i.e. the International.  Finance capitalism is a sophisticated method of oligarchial control.Finance capitalism does not differentiate money types or how they channel, only the price of credit. There is hypnosis that all money must be bank credit, and only the interest rate matters.  Finance Capitalism is basically state sanctioned usury.Germany's NSDAP used industrial capitalism, and also elements of socialism (a social net).  Today's Russia is rediscovering Industrial Capitalism, especially by Stolypin Group.  Canada's sovereign period 38-74 (industrial capitalism) is still a memory for some.  The argument should never be socialism vs capitalism.  Anybody making this argument should first define the terms.  What kind of capitalism?  What kind of Socialism?Using money to find lowest prices is a very efficient method of distribution.  Money has to be fixed to work properly, and then talk of capitalist malfunction goes away.For example Social Credit is Capital that channels against industry AND channels into the price system, to then lower goods and service prices.Social Credit theory uses the money system to distribute, driving down prices in a capitalist mode....and, Social Credit theory is a dim memory, if taught at all in skooooools.  Yet, this form of economy has the word "social" in its name.  What is in a name unless it is defined? 

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detached.amusement Escrava Isaura Dec 18, 2017 9:20 AM Permalink

escrava, get a clue, reread your post and put (((the correct word))) in place of where you have mistakenly put in "capitalism" and it would make some sense - but for some reason you're hellbent on labeling banksterism and its resultant myriad societal perversions as capitalism - why is this?  do you simply not understand the meanings of the words you are working with here?

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MEFOBILLS Escrava Isaura Dec 17, 2017 1:00 PM Permalink

Escrava, Window guidance is not debt free.  It is still private bank credit, but the credit is forced to channel at industry.  NOT to channel at finance, or making a housing bubble.In case of Japan, private banks were told where to channel and how much.  If you were a japanese industrialist and went to a bank for a loan, said banks would look at their guidance, and then decide if you would get the loan or not.  Private banks were guided, but bank credit still sourced as a debt instrument at a bank.Credit, as a money type, can only pay the interest, if it builds some sort of equity.  Credit, as a money type, if it channels against somthing that declines in equity - then it cannot pay back the loan.  A housing bubble is a good example of misuse of credit.  Existing housing stock is shuffled around and new mortgage paper is created.  Nothing new is built, only paper.  This then pushes house prices, putting people on a debt treadmill.  Credit chases housing stock, and since housing does not follow supply/demand curves, then prices are pushed.  Japan since it was land-locked had prices pushed as new housing supply did not come on line.Proper issuance of debt free money would source at the government level, then channel into the commons - say, building new roads, better grid, or rail or something like that, which leaves behind a way to improve people's productivity.  Canada's sovereign money period 38-74 is instructive about how to spend debt free.  The debt  free then goes on to become payroll, and then savings.  These savings are not under pressure to return to a ledger... they are not credit... debt free is money.The savers can then pool their money into a trust, and potential young home buyers can buy from that trust.  This way, the old savers loan their savings to the young, and it completes the generational pact.  When the young pay interest, it is to fund retirement of old, who then use that interest money to buy goods and services that the young produce.Monetary history is a game in obfuscation, where rent seekers have funded hypnotism, to keep the masses confused. BOJ's attack on its own people, had the usual ((suspects)) cackling in the background, especially Stanley Fischer while he was at IMF. Window guidance in Japan has now gone down the memory hole.If you wonder why I am an anti-semite, it is because I am more advanced on the monetary subject than most, and I have overturned too many rocks and find our ((friends)) wriggling. I cannot ignore evidence of who is promulgating hypnosis in an attempt to harness humanity. 

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new game old naughty Dec 17, 2017 9:08 AM Permalink

come on folks, this is very very simple shit (maynard). if you could print up some money you would. fuken ehh! also if you could print money and launder it via leverage thru the accepted/enforced/controlled markets, you would. and them with all this money power and influence, you could control the apperatus of enforcement, you would. and in the end you would live like a king or queen, have eveything at your disposal and control the world to a certain degree. you would. so therefore, i'm envious of this priveledge, as i have to go to work for a living.and, i don't like to work for others, which ultimately is these fuks, that i'm envious of.just being as intellectually as honest as i can be, here, right now, in your face. bitcheez...

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Endgame Napoleon Escrava Isaura Dec 17, 2017 9:04 AM Permalink

Even if most Americans had money to put into driving GDP growth via stock—and they do not when rent takes more than half of their pay—they would not be investing in the GDP growth of their own country. Those factories are mostly in countries with low-cost labor, as are other jobs via outsourcing, leaving mostly temp, part-time, high-turnover and low-wage jobs for most Americans.

Many Americans do not care as much because of their subsidized rent, free EBT groceries, monthly cash assistance, free electricity and child tax credits (EITC) money that tops out at $6,444 for immigrants and citizens whose wombs are productive.

They work the part-time jobs, keeping their traceable income below the earned income limit for welfare, and ensuring that wages stay low for all of the non-womb-productive citizens who do not qualify for mountains of free, unearned income from taxpayers for sex and reproduction.

They, the single moms and the illegal / legal immigrant parents, could put their $6,444 yearly child tax credits in the stock market. That is a big enough sum to invest. But they do not. They spend it on mom pampering in many cases, bragging at work about beach trips to copulate with their latest boyfriend financed by their “taxes” and sporting big new $700 tattoos around mid-April.

The rest of us are lucky to cover groceries, heating, gasoline, a phone, state-required auto insurance, etc. after the rent absorbs more than half of our earned-only income. And we are lucky to keep the jobs any length of time when coming to work every day, staying the whole day and meeting the account generation / retention quotas every month in these back-watching, extremely absentee, openly discriminatory gangs of near-100% childbearing-age moms whose unearned income for womb productivity makes the low wages palatable.

No, they do not let you invest your extra $10 in the stock market.

And no, you cannot afford to spare it, anyway, due to the unpredictability of your low, earned-only income streams. Many people who are not “culture fits” for the mom-protection-racket jobs that exist throughout financial services back offices and many other industries end up working 1099 gigs with no benefits, paying twice as much SS tax — 15.3%, not 7.65% like these parents with their ever-expanding wads of free cash from taxpayers.
That extra tax burden eats up even more of our paltry pay.

Congressional solution:

1) more tax cuts for the rich, including an estate tax cut for the children of the super-rich;

2) more womb-productivity tax credits for “poor” single moms whose major household bills are covered by Uncle Sam;

3) more womb-productivity tax credits for moms with a spousal income that covers major bills and a part-time, low-wage office job to add keeping-up-with-the-Jones’ money to the household;

4) more womb-productivity tax credits for immigrants—legal and illegal;

5) more womb-productivity tax credits for well-vacationed, higher-income dual-earner parents who take two jobs with employer-provided health insurance that costs taxpayers $260 in a tax exclusion, and that could support two households, concentrating these rare, good jobs under one roof and cutting the size of the middle class in half, while letting $9-per-hour daycare workers, babysitters with NannyCams or their elderly parents raise their kids.

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Escrava Isaura Endgame Napoleon Dec 17, 2017 9:52 AM Permalink

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It sounds like that you would be better off under socialism, which really doesn’t exist, than US capitalist system. So, because ‘real’ socialism doesn’t exist, your best compromise would be under Germany/Scandinavia state capitalist system.    

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MEFOBILLS Escrava Isaura Dec 17, 2017 1:50 PM Permalink

Escrava,The country's you mention have  mixed economy.  It is right and proper for government to spend on and regulate inelastic sectors.  That is the government's job.  A mixed economy has been the only type shown to work.  Highly homogenous countries see themselves as a large family, and want to extend economic surplus to their neighbors.  Socialism in this context is thus an outgrowth of the people, not something alien and forced top down.So, Skandinavians and German's vote to extend their social safety net to their extended family.  This means that government often goes beyond inelastic markets, and into mixed markets.   Mixed are both inelastic and elastic.  For example, medical is a mixed market with both market modes.  In the case of Skandinavia, a homogenous and moral population will not try to screw over their neighbors by consuming too much out of the public trough.  The same goes for Japan, where an honor and moral code prevails.In the U.S., which uses finance capitalism, then importing low wage brown people is seen as a good thing, because it pushes down labor costs.  Finance Capitalism is only interested in returns on capital and the price of capital.  In this case bank credit is conflated as being both money and capital - and again we have hypnosis that has skull fuked most American's.  And why not? American's haven't heard anything different.  These concepts are not taught in skools.  Garbage in and Garbage out.Many are now waking up and realizing that finance capitalism is an enemy, but they are also making a mistake and assuming Communism is the answer, because they know little or nothing about historical competing systems, especially example of NSDAP Germany, or even Canada.  Fascism as a word, automatically produces a negative programmed response by human's  (like Pavlov's dogs), but if one actually examines NSDAP fascism, it isn't that different from Skandinavia's socialism. 

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Yen Cross Dec 16, 2017 9:26 PM Permalink

  I've heard of "Dark Pools" but not "dark money" so much.  This article reads like it was written by Edgar Allan Poe in collaberation with Hillary Clinton. lol

BobEore Giant Meteor Dec 16, 2017 10:51 PM Permalink

Well...whatever shes on to... it ain't all that close to a bullseye, GM. U see... IF 

"To invest profitably in financial markets, you need to understand the hidden power relationships that drive financial and political events. Ideologies and personal associations among elites are oblivious to political party lines and international boundaries."

be true(and I have no reason to doubt it)... and we get thru an entire post about exactly those mentioned markets, relationships, and political events... without a single mention of the Russo-Talmudic mafiyas which NOW CONTROL both markets AND events... thru their intelocking webs of MEDIA, FINANCE, AND bribed/bullied or blackmailed political stooges... then we can assuredly say...that jus like "MR. INSOUSIANCE" AND a dozen others like him... our author is simply blowin more smoke, over a wilderness of smoke n mirrors, called 'modern internet media.'  "de nier ce qui est, et d'expliquer ce qui n'est pas" E A Poe -Murder in the Rue Morgue.Gold for Oil - Oil For Blood Pt.4 - the Return of Dupin!  

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Giant Meteor BobEore Dec 17, 2017 12:05 AM Permalink

C'est une manie commune aux philosophes de tous les âges de nier ce qui est, et d'expliquer ce qui n'est pas, Thanks for the reading suggestions Bob, as always much appreciated! Yes, blowin smoke .., in the wind,the great tower of babbling, the original internet of all things. I do understand the frustration, in all this meaningless blathering on, and take your point. It seems things are destined to go on this way, the hard way, with not much more to be said really, as it all plays out, or gets played out, whichever the case may be ..Despite their mania, and neglect Bob .. I still sometimes enjoy reading them,Bob, "These type of 'think-tank' front groups play the role of legitimizing the efforts of the Russo-Ashkenazi mafiya to penetrate and control states in general, and the American state in particular. Like intellectual moneylaunders, funded by the profits from blackops like the drug trade, sex slaving, and organ harvesting the hired pimps of these front groups daily pump a toxic blend of hysteric Islamaphobia, war-mongering, imperialistic crony-capitalist wet dreams onto whomever can be fooled into taking their droolings as straight "news and commentary."Shite, you've outdone yourself. .. I can see many more late night studies in my future, and this with heavy work in the am ..Well done. although not conducive to sound sleeping .. I must say.

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Paul Kersey Giant Meteor Dec 17, 2017 12:29 AM Permalink

The National Bank of Switzerland has propped up the US stock market by buying over $80 billion in big name US company stocks. The Fed lends big corporations trillions of dollars, at near zero percent, so that they can prop up their stock prices through buy-backs. The Fed has bought hundreds of billions of dollars worth of mortgage backed securities, and US Treasury backed Freddie, Fannie, Ginnie and USDA mortgages have not only inflated US house prices, but have kept the entire US housing market afloat. Without the ponzi-money primed real estate market there is no US economy, and without the $29 TRILLION the Fed pumped into the TBTF banks, there are no TBTF banks. The FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) economy is a synthetic economy.

Don't know how any of this is "dark money". It's just ponzi money created out of thin air by Wizard of Oz central banks, in order to keep structural aristocracies in wealth and power, worldwide.

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Giant Meteor Paul Kersey Dec 17, 2017 8:25 AM Permalink

Excellent point ..But still, and this is NOT the point ..To the average citizen it may as well BE dark money, as most do not see nor would understand what you just wrote. They are certainly never going to see it on the NBC nightly news, nor cable even. And since the greatest majority of them have never heard of a Nomi Prinz, nor Paul Craig Roberts, or a host of others, I suppose it makes little difference what she or anyone else calls it ..Me personally? I call it the greatest heist and deception the world has ever known, although with humility I am reminded of this ..The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.Now substitute "the devil" with "the money changers" and we somewhat get to the heart of Bob's point above ..Call them Russo Talmudic Mafioso, money changers, what have you ..The devil lay only in the details ..By the way, I recommend the suggested reading, provided at the link in Bob's commentary above ..Fascinating ..

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ConfederateH Paul Kersey Dec 17, 2017 5:39 AM Permalink

"The National Bank of Switzerland has propped up the US stock market by buying over $80 billion in big name US company stocks. "

There are all kinds of rules, written and unwritten, that a central bank has to follow if it wants to belong to BIS, IMF and WB.When EU citizens became alarmed at how the ECB was violating its charter and stormed into the tiny CHF market, the SNB was placed in a very precarious position.  Several key components of the swiss economy could not continue to exist if the CHF had continuued its rapid rise from 150CHF/€ to 105/€ (small machine tool and steel products companies, tourism and agriculture).The solution BIS came up with was that the SNB buy stocks and obligations of its trade partners in order to prevent the CHF from exploding in value and the Swiss economy crashing in a deflationary depression.  Since then the SNB have gathered up hundrends of billions in petro-dollar paper.The SNB could have bought gold, and at that time Switzerland still had something like 2000 tons of it in reserves.  This would have caused an explosion in the price of gold and broken the dollar, while causing the Swiss gold reserves to rise faster in value then its FANG stocks have since.  Meanwhile the CHF could have been steady and the economy would have flourished.Instead the SNB was forced to play along with the money changers, while its management gets corrupted from the dishonesty and indirect payoffs (Hildebrand is still a consultant at Blackwater).Just like every where else, in Switzerland the SNB acts to benefit a small club of owners while ignoring what is good for the people.  Proof of this is in the interest rates as they currently stand:  CHF 3 month Libor rate:  -.75%.   With NIRP, the Swiss pension system is being destroyed.

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BobEore Giant Meteor Dec 17, 2017 12:42 AM Permalink

And thanks to YOU squire, for communicating in a language OTHER than "american exceptionalist" patois! I found out early on in my return here... the ability and willingness to communicate in 'other tongues' draws their most viperous venom... it's as if the FEAR of the mere existence of culture and communication outside of the fishbowl acts with the effect of a silver cross pon their vampiric vulgarity! a la prochaine!

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j.darkness BobEore Dec 17, 2017 8:53 AM Permalink

The link you provided is refreshingly clear, thank you. However, it appears that the storify platform is dissolving. Have you migrated the work to a more stable "location?" And on a more existential note, is there an external path to liberation, or is our only consolation the inner journey?

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BobEore j.darkness Dec 17, 2017 9:58 AM Permalink

Indeed, I've been aware for some months of the unsuitabilty of my old platform for further use... and have been making desultory effort to migrate all the work there... over to what is supposed to be my separate... BOOK platform... which is suffering from the same langourous lack of disciplined attention ... and whether that will prove ultimately "stable" or not is unanswerable for now! The storify site did give me the longest run of uninterrupted progress I've been allowed to enjoy yet, I'm grateful for it's existence as a caravansaray on the long Hejira back to reality!I suppose it's inevitable that I should sooner or later have to introduce the new site - and, with any luck, by doing so...shame myself into getting down to serious work at last - goaded by the haphazard and dilatory appearance it offers! http://barbarousreliquary.strikingly.com is very much 'under construction'... but you are welcome to take a peek at the mess... and since there is a blog function w/ comments in it, which will inevitably encourage more interaction than the old platform allowed for... to also pester me to get it moving! (ignore the hassling interdiction if your browser brings one up - nothing wrong with the ssl.)With any luck, this will become my address in the new year.O... the second part of your comment. Oh OH! Hey! i jus work here... the boss is away right now... n can't be reached!heh he heh...but seriously - my late mentor, distinguished scholar of Sanskrit, Tibetan, Buddhist esotericism, H.V.G., allowed his last, unpublished essay - "IS THE MIND IN SEARCH OF ITSELF" - to fall into my hands... from which jewel I draw a suitable answer to your question... and thusly, avoid taking any responsiblity whatsoever for it's truth... or consequences!"Every emergent phenomena such as the one called "Mind" that on closer inspection turns out to be a complexity of operations, displays a double dynamics. On the one hand, as its qualification "emergent" intimates, it points to its source from which it has emerges, and on the other hand, it transcends itself in being more than the features or patterns that went into its making and hence cannot be reduced to any one of them."And then goes on to quote Jung: "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."... before closing, with the memorable line..."The enigma of Mind/mind, or Self/self is one that each of us has to tackle, be it only for realizing that there are no solutions or answers, only questions."Von Klages, on the other hand... his slightly older contemporary was not so disposed to skirt the question... and quoted HIS mentor, Paul Carus, in saying "the key to an understanding of conscious thought resides in the realm of the unconscious." With which wisdom I heartily concur... as the path to abandonment of ego is the surest route to self... and other! 

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j.darkness BobEore Dec 17, 2017 3:46 PM Permalink

Thank you again, I look forward to your new site and hope that it remains a repository of your work. In light of your research, fake stories et al., have you read any of miles mathis' research? And with regards to consciousness and mind theories, have you heard of Julian Jaynes and the bicameral mind? I was recently sidetracked into the pharoahnic themed presentation of the knights templar and switzerland, another hiding place for the KM? Somehow it seems like this ties into to the new media darling, bitcoin!

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