What the future may hold—and what you should do to prepare for it.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. — Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?” — Mathew 7:15-16
An American Family in Deep Trouble…
[ from 2008 article After the Bailout... by Dene McGriff ]
Let’s put this in terms you and I can understand. The Smiths are a typical American family with two kids, one in college and the other one going into college next year. Both have good jobs. Five years ago, seeing their house going up in price, they took out an equity loan to build the swimming pool the kids always wanted; and, oh yes, to pay credit card debts. The Smith’s house kept soaring in value, so they took more from the house line of credit to pay cash for a new car and clear off some more credit card debt—great idea, since now they could deduct the interest on the house off their taxes, whereas before this little “tax trick” they couldn’t. They had retirement savings, along with college savings for the kids, and were looking pretty good. All of the sudden, the house plummets in value; Mr. Smith loses his job; and, they eat into their savings, and the college fund. They can’t pay their house payment (i.e., first and second mortgages, which have readjusted up a bit). The only money left is their retirement but there are penalties for taking money out of their retirement; so what are they going to do? It appears even their retirement funds are losing money. Even if they could borrow more money, would that make any sense? If they were the government, they would just go deeper in debt, take out more loans, print more money – but the Smiths can’t do that. The Government only thinks it can get away with it. [...] But for those who write off America as a “has been” of history, I would caution you. America discovered the secret to ending a Depression – WAR! Read more >>
What is Money?
Trend Strategies by Gerald Celente
Predictions about current economic crisis. Are our leaders over their heads or is this crisis part of a conspiracy?
“If Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente.” – NY Post
Some of Celente’s sayings:
Founder of the Trends Research Institute, Publisher of Trends Journal, for more than 30 years, Gerald Celente delivers on-time, on-target insights into what the future may hold—and what you should do to prepare for it.
The proof’s in the past… What if you’d known:
A seasoned trends strategist, Celente and his team foretold them all, and detailed their analysis and advice in the Trends Journal® newsletter.
Way ahead of time, they also predicted:
- The last two recessions
– The ’05 real estate “fizz”
– Terrorism against America
– The quagmire in Iraq before war
– The dot-com meltdown
– The ’97 Asian currency crisis
– The collapse of the Soviet Union
– The ’87 world stock market crash
How he does it?
Using objective observations and analysis of current events, Celente and his team act much like physicians diagnosing conditions based on symptoms and test results.
In a world dominated by “the White Shoe Boys” – politicians, opinion leaders, and brains behind big corporations casting nets of deception over “the little people,” you need sources you can trust. And the most trusted name in trends is Gerald Celente. Internationally circulated, the Institute’s Trends Journal clues you in ahead of global events, helping you plan your business, your investments—your life!
Visit trendsresearch.com and make the future start working for you today!
- After the Bailout… by Dene McGriff
Worth a Thought…
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel by George Orwell (published in 1949) describing a society ruled by the oligarchical dictatorship… a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control, accomplished with a political system which is administrated by a privileged elite… official deception and manipulation of the past and current events in service to a totalitarian political agenda.
Could this novel be a warning about the crisis predicted by many for 2012? Strangely 1984 encodes 20 ( 19+1) and 12 (8+4) which results in 2012…
PS: Peter Schiff
Similar predictions by Peter Schiff posted Jan 7, 2009
Barack Obama’s policies will unleash a greater economic crisis than the world is now facing, believes US financial forecaster, Peter Schiff.
PS2: 7 trillion dollars of stock value has gone up in smoke
The Fifth night of the Ninth wave
The Fifth Night of the Ninth Wave starts as of August 18th of 2011 and many are wondering what this energy will carry. When we look back at history the fifth night usually appears as a very destructive time period and this naturally adds drama to the interest. Typically, the Fifth night means a ¨dark age¨ with some kind of destruction and without exception it has meant a sharp economic decline. It is however never entirely true to talk about an energy in the Mayan calendar as exclusively being destructive or constructive, because similarly to how the god Shiva among the Hindus is both the creator and destroyer all calendrical energies carry both aspects and the destructiveness is there to give room for something new to be created. For us who are living in this momentous end time what is important is to be able to grasp the most relevant information from the Mayan calendar and not get stuck in simplistic labels. It was by recognizing this multifacetness of the calendrical energies (and, if you like, Revelation 16) that I was able to correctly predict that the economic collapse caused by the Ninth wave would be precipitated by the Fifth day that started July 31 and ends now on August 17. (http://www.calleman.com/content/
articles/Third_day_Ninth_Wave.htm, May 22 and http://www.calleman.com/content/articles/
Beginning_4thNight_9thWave.htm, July 13). To some this downturn may seem like a destructive event, inconsistent with a day, but from the perspective of the emergence of unity consciousness, which is the chief purpose of the Ninth wave, the economic crisis is actually a constructive event that paves the way for the future. Based on that assumption it can actually be said that the development of this economic crisis has followed the Mayan calendar with exceptional precision. In the fifth day the stability of several major European banks has been seriously threatened and government leaders are in constant teleconferences to discuss how to halt the crisis. The US, on its part, has lost its status as AAA and since the midpoint of the fourth night (the seating of the energy of the fifth day) 7 trillion dollars of stock value has gone up in smoke.
Yet, a downgrading of the US creditworthiness and the loss of 7 trillion dollars of stock value really does not mean anything except that the numbers associated with certain papers have been depreciated. It is thus essentially correct when commentators say that so far the crisis has not had any effect on the ¨real economy.¨ The unity consciousness of the fifth day simply shocked the mental duality between abstract values and real values. There is however no reason to expect that it will be possible to limit the crisis to the ¨unreal economy¨. Thus, I expect that in the now beginning Fifth night also the real economy will be hit. How quickly this will actually manifest is hard to tell but I expect that events in the fifth night will lay the foundation for massive unemployment in many major Western countries (It is of course high already, but for many it has still been possible to keep on with the previous lifestyle). I also expect that there will be a large runaway from the stock markets and the stability of currencies will be negatively affected to a point where new radical solutions need to be considered.
In terms of real changes (in contrast to those merely on paper) the breakthrough energy of the fifth day was most clearly visible in the political arena where the authority of governments of major western nations is beginning to collapse. The looting and riots in the UK is one example. Another is that the political system of the United States could not prevent the Tea Party minority to impose its will on the debt ceiling discussions. something that has very seriously weakened the power of its whole political system. This political situation was also the main reason for the downgrading of the creditworthiness of the US, even it can be said that the US government along with many other western governments in fact are way too indebted for their own health and this is not something that was caused by the Tea Party. Regardless, the US political institutions have taken a major beating and no one is really able to see how its functioning is to be restored.
The world is thus entering the Fifth night of the Ninth wave with seriously weakened prospects for its economy and seriously weakened authority of some of its major governments. Such developments were of course what I always have predicted in my books based on the shifts in consciousness that humanity is undergoing with the eighth and the ninth waves: The weakening and downfall of hierarchies of dominance. I have however also often said that there is little reason to expect that the transition to unity consciousness to be smooth and easy, but that it will include very difficult reactions as well. The dramatic changes are coming now with the Ninth wave more rapidly than anyone could have imagined. As part of this, in addition to the crisis beginning to hit the real economy in the fifth night, I think it is realistic that there will be some kind of political reaction to the developing chaos. In the US this could for instance take the form of giving extraordinary powers either to Obama or to the new so called Super Congress possibly under the pretext of some act of terrorism. Given the spread of chaos especially in the economic arena it is not unlikely that such measures also could gain a significant popular support.
My own view is that the economic crisis will only deepen as we go throughout the fifth night into the Sixth day and take large proportions onwards until the end of the Mayan calendar on October 28, 2011. Naturally, many will then ask if there is a solution which could stop this, as I believe, ongoing decline of the current political and economic system. My answer would be that a solution simply does not exist within the framework of the world`s current economic system, since this mandates growth for its own functioning and survival. Yet, there is a fairly simple solution out of the collapse of the world`s economy that we now see the beginning of. The solution is the forgiveness of all debts, not only on the government levels, but most importantly debts that regular people have in the form of credit cards, mortgages and rents, etc etc. Such a forgiveness of all debts would have to be combined with the end of the use of money meaning that people just continue to do their jobs without any form of exchange. This would set an end to growth and help save the planet. It would also liberate people from having to make money in order to survive. All that would be required is that people care enough for one another to continue to do the necessary work for everyone`s survival and wellbeing day by day without asking for money in return. Technically this would not be so difficult to implement, but what is blocking such a solution to the problems of the world`s economy are primarily political and legal. It is however difficult to see why a government or any banks would be needed in such a system and so these groups that hold the world’s military power would most likely resist it. Moreover, for many regular people at least in our current world it also may seem difficult to simply enjoy being and so constantly need to be doing things rather than being at peace with them. Yet, I do expect that in the sixth day of the Ninth wave, starting September 6th, we will see the first examples pointing in the directions of such solutions carrying the end to debts and money paving the way for the new world to be born after the end of the Mayan calendar on October 28, 2011. Unfortunately, billions of people lack basic knowledge about the Mayan calendar or even when its end date is and without this basic knowledge it is not easy to understand what is happening in the world.
We all have to work to correct this.
Carl Johan Calleman
Paris, 5 Manik, 17th day of the Fifth day (August 16, 2011)
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Things are not always as they seem…
“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden…” — Anonymous
“Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.” — Colin Powell, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)
These are some “good questions”…
… and here are perhaps some answers ??? : The War in Libya. [Src: http://youtu.be/O35_Ai6EsMU ] Some believe it is about protecting civilians, others say it is about oil, but some are convinced intervention in Libya is all about Gaddafi’s plan to introduce the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold, a true sharing of the wealth.
More Help for Africa
The Associated Press, Date: Friday Oct. 14, 2011 10:25 PM ET
Obama sending troops to Africa
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he has dispatched 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support a years-long fight against a guerrilla group accused of horrific atrocities. Obama said they were sent to advise, not engage in combat, unless forced to defend themselves. In a letter to Congress, Obama said the troops will act as advisers in a long-running battle against the Lord’s Resistance Army, considered one of Africa’s most ruthless rebel groups, and help to hunt down its notorious leader, Joseph Kony. The first of the troops arrived in Uganda on Wednesday, the White House said, and others will be sent to South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [...] Article Source: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20111014/us-troops-africa-111014/#ixzz1b370zAiR
“Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.” — Colin Powell, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)
US Combat Troops Ordered to Africa (CNN update)
South Sudan. The economy of South Sudan is one of the world’s weakest and most underdeveloped. The region contains many natural resources such as petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, and hydropower. The country’s economy, as in many other developing countries, is heavily dependent on agriculture. The oilfields in the South have kept the region’s economy alive since 1999. It is estimated that around 80% of the untapped oil deposit in Sudan is in South Sudan. The oil revenues according to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), were split equally for the duration of the agreement period. Since South Sudan relies on pipelines, refineries, and Port Sudan’s facilities in Red Sea state in Sudan, the agreement stated that the government of Sudan in Khartoum would receive 50% share of all oil revenues. Oil revenues constitute more than 98% of the government of South Sudan’s budget according to the southern government’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and this has amounted to more than $8 billion in revenue since the signing of the peace agreement. [ Source: Wikipedia]
Uganda is also known as the “Pearl of Africa”. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania.
Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, and sizable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. The country has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas. [ Source: Wikipedia.] Uganda’s reserves include copper, tungsten, cobalt, columbite-tantalite, gold, phosphate, iron ore, and limestone. Gold, cobalt, and columbite-tantalite are mined. Gold is an important export, but it is complicated by the fact that gold has been smuggled into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Exploration for petroleum, which had long showed geological potential, particularly under Lakes Albert and Edward, proceeded slowly until 2006, when oil was struck. Significant quantities of petroleum were discovered in the Lake Albertine rift basin in 2008 and 2009. [ Source: Encyclopedia Britannica.]
Democratic Republic of Congo. Although citizens of the DRC are among the poorest in the world, having the second lowest nominal GDP per capita, the Democratic Republic of Congo is widely considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$ 24 trillion.[...]In 2007, The World Bank decided to grant the Democratic Republic of Congo up to $1.3 billion in assistance funds over the next three years. [Source: Wikipedia]
The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the north east, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west. The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world and among the ten poorest countries in Africa. The Central African Republic relies heavily on its exports, of which the most important are timber, diamonds, cotton, and coffee. Situated on a fertile plateau and abundant in water resources, the Central African Republic has considerable agricultural potential. It also has a wealth of mineral resources, including diamonds, which account for nearly half of the country’s total export earnings. Gold, uranium, iron ore, copper, and manganese are mined in smaller quantities. [Sources: Wikipedia, britannica, CIA The World Fact Book]
PS3: Conspiracy Theories (video files)
- Incredible Ron Paul Video