WARNING 2; Why does this matter to you ?? The dollar is going to collapse, there is no escaping it. No country on earth wants to accept the American dollar in trade as we speak. China and Russia have teamed up to make a new global currency exchange and it does not include America, or the American dollar. We have been basically frozen out of international trade and currency exchange, do you understand what that means ?? What FATCA did was the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court, CIA FBI, and the IRS and NSA, and the President, all got together and passed laws that make it mandatory for every institution on earth that touches the US Dollar, must report to the IRS or face a 30% bank levy on their accounts. This goes into effect July 1st. And of course they all got your opinion on the matter before they did it.
Warning 3; For decades America has closed down their businesses, and dismantled all of it’s manufacturing infrastructure, sending all of the tools equipment molds and dies and all of our steel and natural resources to China to do all of our work for us. We even enacted a plethora of legislation that would make it impossible for any American to rise up against the wolves of Wall Street and start a business, no matter how small that might compete for one single cent out of their pockets. We abandoned our main streets, and our farmers, our government put all of the small businesses out of business and choked the life out of the American small farmer that supplied this country with food. We allowed oil companies to destroy our housing infrastructure, the bedrock our communities were built upon to support our homes by fracturing the rock that was the foundation to our homes and buildings, and as a bi product of that we polluted our aqua fir to the point that our tap water is now flammable. Just imagine the scenario, of a fire truck showing up to a home to put out a fire, and the water coming out of the fire hose actually explodes, this might to some look pretty funny, but it is really happening in this country. Even if we wanted to manufacture in this country again, it would take decades to rebuild. We closed down our pharmacies and moved them to India and China. Our medical devices are no longer made in this country. Your mothers heart medication comes from India and China, and now they wont take your money, do you see any problem with that ?? America has only one shoe company, Allen Edmond’s whose average price for a pair is $400.00, it is the shoes I wear, and I just priced them a week ago. Even Snap On Tools and Craftsman, went to China. Milwaukee is Chinese. Virtually all clothing in this country is from off shore. Almost everything we use in this country, including our food, our food, our food, comes from foreign countries. Now they are refusing to take our money.
Warning 4: Even if our government retracted FATCA today, it is too late, the damage is done, we put a gun to their heads, and they are not inclined to laugh it off. Besides that even before FATCA, the nations had already caught on that the American Dollar was Monopoly Money and just as real. There is no way for our government to stop what is about to happen to the Dollar, it is already too late, when every other nation on earth has banned it, that cannot be turned around, this country, the government that you pledge your allegiance to, has destroyed your money deliberately, willfully, with intent and malice of forethought, and still, on this day of celebration the horrors of war and death, you honor this nation with your praise, you deserve what this nation is about to do to you, for your blind patriotic allegiance. Your country has lied to you since the day you were born, and still you defend them, it is just amazing. This entire world is telling you one side of the story, and you turn a deaf ear, and only believe what the 5:00 news tells you to believe. Can every nation on earth be wrong about this, when most of them are sovereign nations why do you think that it is ok for the IRS to demand all banking records from all nations ?? What if China came to us and demanded to see and have copies of your bank records, merely because you purchased their products, would you willfully hand over your confidential banking information to a foreign nation ?? No you would not, and neither will they. So they have chosen instead to no longer do business with America. The Nations of the earth no longer need America. America no longer has a manufacturing base that supplies the world with anything that they cannot get cheaper and faster from somewhere else. The world does not need American products, because we don’t have any products to offer them. Wall Street saw to that.
Warning 5; When the dollar collapses, the nations will send the dollars back to this country. Now if you have been watching the football games recently or your head stuck up Sterling’s.. than you were not paying attention, to the fact that dozens of nations have already been boxing up dollars from their bank vaults, and sending them back to America. I find it very interesting in that they are not asking for replacement value in anything, no T bills or nothing, but they want hard assets, land, in comes the BLM controversy. In exchange for our worthless dollars the nations are exchanging them for land and buildings. Do you see a problem here coming down the road, Bundy’s everywhere.
Warning 6: As dollars arrive on our shores, our banks become flooded with worthless currencies, causing skyrocketing inflation. Things become so expensive that they are out of the question, so they are taken by force. I said earlier and others have said the same before me, the most dangerous man in the world is one who cannot feed his family. The shelves of the markets are bare the very first day, and since we no longer grow our own food, it becomes a major problem. Health issues arise because we closed our pharmacological manufacturing plants and we no longer make medicine or medical supplied in this country, so medications are just as scarce as food, once the rioters figure out that they better hit the pharmacies as well as the markets. Since money has become worthless, than goods, things, become currency, and they hit all of the concrete tilt up manufacturing and storage facilities for anything they can trade for food. Self storage facilities are broken into, gas stations are ran dry, and hospitals run out of every form of supplies. Coal fired plants run out of fuel and the electricity goes down. No refrigerators in homes, no way to cook. No sewers because the treatment plants are closed without electricity to run the pumps, remember when I sent you a posting about a composting toilet, you are going to wish you had one trust me.
Warning 7; Gangs of desperate men begin to form and organize together, and they are not kidding, if you think that the Crips and Bloods were tough, just wait until trained military soldiers, angry with their government organize and hit the streets.
Warning 8; Most cities require electricity to operate pumps to deliver water to your taps. No electricity, equals no water. Our government has a plan to deal with civil unrest, and it begins with martial law. The water in the camps will be spiked with things to calm you down, as will your food. The military will begin to round people up off of the streets, the easy ones first. They will do this in a planed structured way. How it is usually done is by dozens of police cars converging upon one house in a surprise raid, they will pick up the target, before any of the neighbors have a chance to respond, and they will be out of there, they will hit an entirely different area later. They will dance around confrontation for as long as they can, but if violence starts, the Russians and Chinese soldiers will handle the wet work.
Warning 9: The currencies of the rest of the world will begin to collapse as well as the dollar. For decades other nations have followed the lead of the United States and patterned their currencies after America. Copying every single bad example we set. They have produced fiat currencies as well. In addition to that, America has been a bad habit to break, and trusted alliances will find it difficult to sever the relationship. with so many failing markets it becomes difficult for any country to get basic commodities because the entire shipping infrastructure has collapsed. Even formerly strong nations begin to have trouble. The world slips into the worst depression earth has ever seen. The Bible has a name for it, The Great Tribulation, it says that it is a time of trouble that is so awful, that unless God steps in to stop it, no one would be saved. This time of trouble will effect every living creature on earth.
Warning 10: What is coming upon the earth, will take a God to stop. You will not recognize this at first, because you will go on with the normalcy bias, thinking that things are normal, it is just a rough spot in the road and things are going to get better. We are so isolated from the rest of the world in this country, and our media plays a deliberate role in that. Our media is told what to say, when to say it, and who says it. The 5:00 news is scripted by our government. A case in point, as proof of this, is FATCA. Until you read it from me, on my Facebook page, you never heard of it. Your government does not want you to know about FATCA, because if you did, it would scare the hell out of you, and you would panic, just like you are going to do, when it takes effect. You are deliberately willfully ignoring this. I have not heard one word from any of you about this, not one single word. You have only precious moments to learn the things I have been trying to get to you, because when this takes effect, it will be too late to learn, even if you wanted to know, the chaos will be so great, that opportunity will not come. It is difficult to learn, at the barrel of a gun. At that time, and that time is one day closer than yesterday, it will be one tragic event after another, until God steps in. The only person who can save us from what is coming is God, and right this moment is the time for you to get to know him. God promises to lead the nations to destroy religion, this happens before the great tribulation, because the Bible tells us, that it is the destruction of the false religious systems that triggers the great tribulation. You did not know that before, you learned it here. You cannot learn about God at your church, your church does not teach you about God, not even the elementary things, like something as simple as Gods name. Your Church does not even teach you the truth about Gods son, Jesus, they lie to you about him, right to his face, and right to your face, and you just sit right there in your seat and believe those lies. Looking at the very words that God wrote to you, and then having the preacher tell you the exact opposite of what those words say, should be proof enough to you, that something is drugging you. There is a symbol on the building that you call your church, investigate it, find out what it is, what it represents, where it came from, and then get back to me, better yet, get back to yourself, and ask yourself, if this is really a sign, a symbol that you want to have hanging around your neck, for all the world to see, what you truly are advertising that you believe in. If it does not shock, repulse, revolt, disgust and fill you with hate for it, than it is too late for you, you are one of them, you have already chosen your side. When you deliberately, knowingly, willfully, choose to go on believing and practicing and participating in what you know to be a lie about God, you are constituting yourself an enemy of God. Don’t do it to yourself, let go right this minute, of those thing you already know are lies about God, let them go, I am telling you, you are out of time.
Warning 11; Everything I have said and am writing to you about, and using the videos to back up the information, I am also giving you scriptural evidence to support what I say. So this isn’t just some guy talking, this is backed up with overwhelming evidence. There is only one book on this earth, where we learn about God, only one. There is an endless supply of books that comment on the Bible, but the Bible is the group of letters, that God had compiled so that we might learn about him, it is the only book. Some make the claim, that the Bible contradicts itself, that is a lie, it does not. Everything the Bible tells us was going to happen, did, and everything the bible told us is happening is happening as we speak, everything that the Bible tells us is going to happen, right this moment we are eye witnesses, that the nations are preparing for just that. What is it going to take for you to believe. Pay attention to your surroundings, FOR GAWDS SAKE THOSE ARE TANKS PARKED AT YOUR POLICE STATION !!!
Warning 12: Luke 21:20 “However, when you see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped armies, then know that the desolating of her has drawn near. Then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains, let those in the midst of her leave, and let those in the countryside not enter into her, because these are days for meting out justice in order that all the things written may be fulfilled. Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! For there will be great distress on the land and wrath against this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled. “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.” Our cities are currently being filled with encamped armies, what is it going to take for you to realize that this time in history is lining up exactly as promised. The armies are here, I am telling you, there is no more time to play with foolish meaningless things, it is time for you to get more serious than you have ever been in your life.
This is so true. I am in a hurry to finish posting the things that I feel that I must get up on my timeline for everyone to have reference to, so that I can get on to some of the other things that I also want to write about. This person said something that I will be writing about, and it is this. ” The corporate Revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling”, this is so true. If we could just get Americans to stop their mindless chatter for a few moments and pay attention we could change the world, and all we would have to do is exactly what this person said, DO NOTHING, that’s right, DO NOTHING. Now what do I mean by do nothing, just that, do not take any action to purchase their products, no matter what they are, but it would take all Americans speaking with their pocket books in unison to have the impact required, but it would be effortless, literally effortless to accomplish it. Along time ago it was termed boycotting. Where everyone in ear shot refused to do business with an adversary, usually it was over a dispute of labor related issues. but if, for example we were tired of lets say the prices of gas increasing every single time right before the Christmas Thanksgiving travel time, and at the beginning of vacation time, when the gas companies gouge us because they know we are going to be driving more in our cars here is how we could change it. All of us through social network age on a station, lets just say Chevron, and none of us for that entire year shop at Chevron, not to buy a pack of gum or a gallon of gas, we all go somewhere else for that entire year, if they don’t get our point we continue with our boycott of Chevron, but this year we add Mobile to or guest list. It would only take a little while to have a major impact. Collective bargaining is something that the world has never instituted to effect change because you simply cannot get two humans to agree on anything especially Americans, we seem to take the apposing side no matter where the other side stands, we will just die to keep from helping each other. I do not know of another country where by we actually pass laws prohibiting us from helping our neighbor. Only in this gawd forsaken country. And once again, before you comment to me on this point, do your research, I do not say things that are not true, before I ever post anything I make sure that what I am saying is right. But, we could change everything if we were to just cooperate with each other, and it would require only that we do nothing. When we are tired of paying five dollars for a coke and 7 dollars for buttered popcorn at the theater, we could all change that, don’t go there, boycott that particular theater, pick up the movie at another theater, even if it were to be with the same chain, at least that theater would be hurt in the pocket, exactly like they are hurting us. This can work with everything. Tired of an auto maker who has not figured out how to make an accelerator pedal that doesn’t kill people yet, simple solution, no one buy that car for an entire season, take your problem car back to them and drop it off, do not leave it for repair, do not go back and get it, dump the car in their lap, the same way that they dumped it in yours and then made you pay for it. Tired of outrageous rents, that is the easiest of all to fix, and it would cut in half the rent everyone pays, do not rent, easy, just do not rent that apartment. Pick a building any building, but the more units the better, no one rents an apartment in that building, and the people that already live there we all chip in and find them new places to live, and we can do this because we are all going to get our rents cut in half. In one year of no one paying the outrageous rents of that building, both the bank and the owner will be begging us to move back in at a fraction of what we were paying, because nothing destroys a building faster than leaving it vacant to the vandals. Land lord after landlord, we straighten all of them out. You friend gets fired from his job for no reason, or because the boss needs another yacht. and everyone is clear that the firing is unjust, everyone walk out, every last person, and no one goes back until everyone gets a raise as punishment, and he returns the yacht and takes a cut in pay. Usually when this happens, the company owner will capitulate, and then a few moths later begin to replace people one by one, don’t buy it, everyone do the same thing only this time, double the time off with pay, and twice the raise increase, and twice his reduction in pay, if everyone in the United States would cooperate, and he could find no employees to work for him, it would absolutely work. The foreclosure mess could of been handled the same way, no one pay their mortgages, no one, even if you were a multimillionaire, in joint solidarity everyone cooperate with each other, from California to New York, no matter what bank, even the innocent banks, punish all of them collectively, so that they know this is not going to work, then lower every mortgage until it is one-forth of a persons salary, instead of three-fourths of two peoples salary. Cell phone bills are outrageous, but we could all cut them in half today, by switching carriers, and no one do business with the other one, for an entire year, no one. No carrier would dare to ever raise the price again, and all we would have to do to cut our cell phone bills in half, is dial a different carrier, simply and effortless. But even when Americans could make monumental changes in their own behalf’s, saving themselves their jobs, their money their homes, and that of their neighbors, and not have to lift a finger to do it, they will not, what they will do however, is e mass together and prevent others from helping, that is exactly what Americans are good at, we are much better at blowing things up, than building things up, even when it is completely in our favor. Tired of too many commercials on TV, easy to fix, stop watching that station, all of us, and I guarantee you the frequency rate of commercials would drop overnight. And all we would have to do is nothing, simply don’t watch that channel, you have a thousand other channels to watch. Fixing our problems in this country is effortless, and we do not have to lift a finger to do it. We could all have our jobs back, just stop buying Chinese junk for awhile, pick a company, any company, it doesn’t matter which one, and we all do not buy anything from that company until they bring back that product manufacturing back to this country, Force American manufactures to drop the control of Chinese distribution networks in this country, and force every company that makes products in this country to sell to Americans. We could fix our problems today, if we wanted too, but it would mean that we would have to cooperate with each other, and the competitive spirit of sport, prevents that, Americans think that there is something intrinsically wrong if both people win, someone has to loose. It is not enough that I win, You have to loose. And the name of that is ‘GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP”
When the Federal Reserve Bank, which is privately held, it is not an arm of the United States Government, it only controls the money of the Government, lend the money for the Quantitative Easing, and also for the Bail outs of the banking system, remember those trillions of dollars we gave to the richest bankers in the world, what those men behind the Federal Reserve board wanted in exchange for the “LOAN” to bail out the banks was all of the toxic assets of those banks, your mortgages for example. So the bankers got your tax dollars, because you have to pay back to the reserve the money they lent to the banks, but these Rothschild, Rockefeller, Bilderberg’s, the group of men that really run the world, are the folks who got all of that bad paper, those mortgages. Rumor has it that almost all mortgages in the US, good and bad, are now in their hands. Soon, when the dollar collapses, people right now who are hanging on to their homes by a thread, will loose those homes to these men, the Illuminati.
Are you kidding me, who believes that the unemployment rate is 8% it was 8% in the 70″s, the unemployment rate for this country is at least 50%. All retail stores, every single store that has a cash register, employees only part time workers. This country has been importing foreign labor for as long as I have been alive, it is nothing new, however in the late 70 and early eighties we began exporting jobs. It is not the illegal immigrants that is the problem of America, it is Americans that is the problem with America. We have allowed our country to close our factories, and move our corporations to foreign countries in such mass that there is almost none left, and we paid for that move with our tax dollars. Blaming any foreign country, or any foreign citizen for the problems America is having is a major distraction, right up there with hunting for one single persons birth certificate, and a blown up building in a Muslim country. There is not one single illegal immigrant in this entire country, that is responsible for moving Ford, General Motors, General Electric, Boeing, General Dynamics, Apple, out of this country, this was done by our government and supported by apathy of our nation. It did not bother us when our neighbor lost his job, it wasn’t our problem, when he lost his house it wasn’t our problem, the jerk should of learned how to pay his bills. What should anger an American is his government, it is our government that is doing this to us, why is that so hard for Americans to realize. They focus on things that absolutely do not matter, and have no bearing on the subject, and never even acknowledge the real issues. Perhaps the reason that they do this is because their attention span is limited to commercial breaks and sound bites. If Chicago were filled with illegal immigrants, and employed nothing but. it would not even be a drop in the bucket compared to was our government has outsourced. Our country, will not even employ American citizens to even answer the telephones, and the telephone was invented here. This is not the fault of the illegal immigrant, it is our government, and our government is bought and paid for by business, by Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve. There are real serious things headed our way, that we need to focus on, and instead we completely ignore them, and we give all of our attention to Duck Dynasty, and sports. There is a tornado of trouble headed our way, and we are out there painting the fence.
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” Thomas Jefferson The Federal Reserve is a private bank, it is not owned by the United States Government
Clar Sisk This video reinforces what I have written before, that false religion and money are two sides of the same coin. Getting rid of either will get rid of the other. Money only exists because of false beliefs in its necessity, money is not necessary at all, we are only conditioned to believe it is by religious ideologies, when religion is gone, we will quickly discover that money is not needed for anything. Except for life itself, which comes from God, all of the problems that man faces would disappear over night if all of us, every single one of us, would lay down this weapon of money, that is killing all of us. Once we do that, religion will evaporate. Not a belief in God, that will always continue, but we must believe in the truth about God, not Religion.
Congratulations to James B. Stewart on a superb New York Times article yesterday on Boeing . As he has pointed out, fully 35 percent of the airframe of the 787, the troubled, if superbly advanced, new Boeing jetliner, is being made in Japan. This reflects a highly organized, subsidy-drenched effort by the Japanese industrial system to succeed the United States as the world leader in aerospace. All in all, 70 percent of the 787 is being manufactured outside the United States, up from less than 2 percent for the 747 in the late 1960s. A reasonable guess — if one that Stewart stops short of suggesting — is that Boeing is going the way of Zenith, Xerox , General Motors, and other erstwhile American industrial titans that have had their clocks cleaned in East Asia. For 99 percent of the New York Times’s readers Stewart’s report was new news but actually most of his information has been in the public domain for nearly a decade. If you doubt this, click here for “Boeing, Boeing,….Gone,” an article I wrote in 2005. My article actually went further than Stewart’s in that it pointed out that, as part of the deal, Boeing transferred its priceless wing and wingbox secrets — its crown jewels — to Japan. The deal was concluded by an already compromised and subsequently disgraced Boeing CEO Harry Stonecipher. It was approved by the George W. Bush administration. All this does not diminish Stewart’s achievement: New York-based and a long way from the action, he has done a Pulitzer-level job in disinterring troubling facts that officials and executives on both sides of the Pacific have worked hard to bury. He has also confounded a pattern of self-censorship among Tokyo-based foreign correspondents. Although informed Tokyo-based economic observers have understood all along that Boeing’s deal with Japan was a Faustian bargain, they have also understood that it was unhelpful for their careers to say so (Tokyo has never been a free-speech zone, least of all in recent times when it has become so easy for Japan’s authoritarian bureaucrats to marginalize “troublemakers”). Tokyo-based foreign correspondents have instead promoted approved themes, notably the myth that Japan has become the basket case of the industrial world. This theme, which I debunked in an article in the New York Times Sunday Review last year, helps the Tokyo authorities fend off American pressure for the opening of Japan’s still closed markets and keeps hot money out of the yen. Back to Boeing. It subsumes almost all the then independent companies that put Neil Armstrong on the moon in 1969. It is the last remnant of an American manufacturing base that once powered the most successful exporting nation in history. How come Boeing’s hollowing out has taken so long to reach the New York Times? Welcome to the information age. It is an age in which information moves at the speed of light — except when it doesn’t. Eamonn Fingleton is the author of In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999). State and local governments have awarded at least $110 billion in taxpayer subsidies to business, with 3 of every 4 dollars going to fewer than 1,000 big corporations, the most thorough analysis to date of corporate welfare revealed today. Boeing ranks first, with 137 subsidies totaling $13.2 billion, followed by Alcoa at $5.6 billion, Intel at $3.9 billion, General Motors at $3.5 billion and Ford Motor at $2.5 billion, the new report by the nonprofit research organization Good Jobs First shows. Dow Chemical had the most subsidies, 410 totaling $1.4 billion, followed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway holding company, with 310 valued at $1.1 billion. The figures were compiled from disclosures made by state and local government agencies that subsidize companies in all sorts of ways, including cash giveaways, building and land transfers, tax abatements and steep discounts on electric and water bills. In fact, the numbers significantly understate the true value of taxpayer subsidies to businesses, for reasons explained below. A fight for transparency On a shoestring budget — roughly $1 million a year — Good Jobs First has for years dug through disclosure statements in all 50 states to compile reports on subsidies. Many of these subsidies exist despite strong provisions in many state constitutions prohibiting corporate welfare. New York state, for example, gets around this because its highest court ruled in 2011 that while the state may not give gifts directly, it can create an agency and let it give the gifts. Good Jobs First does not oppose all subsidies. Rather, it favors transparency in the hope, executive director Greg LeRoy said, that any subsidies will be used wisely to expand the economy and not just prop up inefficient enterprises. The data on welfare paid to companies come from Good Jobs First’s Subsidy Tracker 2.0, an improved Web tool that examines subsidies by linking subsidiaries to parent companies. The older version of the tool obscured the benefits to brand name corporate parents such as Apple, Google, Toyota and Walt Disney. The size and range of the subsidies the tool has uncovered helps explain the burdens taxpayers must bear because so many major corporations rely on welfare for much or all of their profits rather than earning them. Such burdens are especially hard on the poor. The bottom fifth of households in all but one state pay a larger share of their income in state and local taxes than the top 1 percent of earners. This means that corporate welfare effectively redistributes from the poor to those rich enough to own corporate stock. Many forms of subsidies to business are excluded from Subsidy Tracker 2.0. For example, Good Jobs First does not count federal subsidies. It also leaves out indirect subsidies like perpetual monopoly rights of way for pipelines as well as rules that limit competition in pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and a host of other industries. Phil Mattera, the organization’s research director, starts with publicly announced subsidies. With his small staff, he then gathers whatever records state and local governments make public or disclose through various Freedom of Information Act–type laws. We know far too little about taxpayer support for business because of the ways governments do and do not collect data. Boeing’s $13.2 billion in state and local subsidies is more than its pretax profits for the last two years. Federal, state and local governments publish exhaustively detailed statistical reports on welfare to the poor, disabled, sick, elderly and other individuals who cannot support themselves. The cost of subsidized food, housing and medical care are all documented at government expense, with the statistics posted on government websites. But corporate welfare is not the subject of any comprehensive reporting at the federal level. Disclosures by state and local governments vary greatly, from substantial to nearly nonexistent. Good Jobs First has prodded some states to expand disclosures. In many cases, though, the amounts and terms of corporate welfare are unknown because state and local governments assert that the information is confidential. The best estimate of total state and local subsidies comes from Professor Kenneth Thomas, a political scientist at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. In 2010 he calculated the annual cost at $70 billion. No serious challenge has been made to this conservatively calculated figure, which in 2014 dollars comes to $75 billion. That is about $240 per person — nearly $1,000 annually for a family of four. That amounts to more than a week’s take-home pay for a median-income family with two parents and two children. Few people realize the cost, however, because it is not represented by a deduction on their paychecks. What appears, rather, are burdens they bear in the form of taxes and Social Security. Too big to fly on their own Good Jobs First found that just 965 companies collected 75 percent of the value from 25,000 subsidy deals identified in Subsidy Tracker 2.0. Boeing’s $13.2 billion is a bit more than its pretax profits for the last two years. It is also equals a stunning 70 percent of the $18.2 billion of equity owned by Boeing shareholders. Measured against the number of commercial jetliners sold — 648 last year, at an average of nearly $79 million per plane — these subsidies come to more than $20 million per aircraft. While the subsidies did not go just to commercial jets and were not for one year, those figures give some perspective to the huge amount of money that taxpayers lavish on Boeing. Boeing declined to comment. Second on the subsidy list is Alcoa, the old Aluminum Co. of America, which benefits from 91 subsidies totaling $5.6 billion. On the basis of its pretax income for last four years, that amounts to all the pretax profits Alcoa shareholders can expect for the next 189 years. Alcoa operates in 35 countries, so I also calculated its state and local subsidies against its share of U.S. business for the last three profitable years. Measured this way, the subsidies equal 17 years of pretax U.S. profits. These facts may surprise Alcoa shareholders, since the company makes virtually no mention of these gifts from taxpayers in its annual 10-K disclosure report. The only mention of subsidy is in terms of how Medicare drug benefits for retirees will lower annual pension costs, explaining about a nickel on each dollar of subsidy that Alcoa collects from American taxpayers. In response to the findings, Alcoa said that, due to complexities in electricity pricing and to closing part of its New York smelting operation, the value of the subsidy was significantly less than Subsidy Tracker showed. Taxpayers who want to understand the full dimension of their burdens should demand that Congress require and pay for detailed annual statistical reports showing every federal, state and local subsidy received by corporations, including the value of indirect subsidies like those perpetual rights of way to pipelines and other legal monopolies. Without that information, we have no idea of the true cost of welfare or the cost of propping up companies that, evidently, cannot make their way on their own. David Cay Johnston, an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize while at The New York Times, is a best-selling author who teaches the business, tax and property law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera America’s editorial policy.
The information I am including about the Illuminati are not to be taken as some sore of endorsement of them, just the opposite. As a child my father talked to me sometimes about the world condition and politics, and I remember him mentioning the name Rockefeller and Rothschild , and that the president of america didn’t really control the country, neither did the Senate or house, but rather the country was controlled by large corporations and bankers. This information is not obscure, it has even found it’s way into pop culture. Today we see everywhere the signs being thrown up that represent the Illuminati. it seems odd to me, that in particular, Americans, are unable to view beyond their cast vote, who really pulls the strings, for the puppets we call politicians. All conversations in our governments, all of them, are centered around the discussion of the collection and distribution of money. All of our political efforts, are about money. The largest resource that earth has, is the human resource, and yet every waking moment of human existence, is in someway controlled by money. Almost all conversations that we engage in, our entire intellectual focus, has its foundation the subject of money. Our television programming is centered around money, usually how best to spend it. The conversations within the screenplay, are centered around money, and usually the problems being faced within the plots are caused because of the lack of it, and too much of it in the hands of the powerful. Money and the oppression that it buys, and believe it, oppression is the only commodity of money, it the primary tool and catalyst of religion. Do away with money and religion will quickly fade into obscurity. Jesus said, you received free, give free, and there is only one faith on earth that lives by that, and how curious it is that they do not view themselves as a religion. The world might, but they do not. The Illuminati is all about money and the domination of those without it. Do away with money, and I am talking about all forms of currency, not even puke shells will be traded for goods and services, then the Illuminati would disappear. That day will come, when all forms of money and currency, and the evil that money buys, will be gone.
When we think about why it is that we all are in so much financial pain, and we have so much of our population sleeping out of doors, and yet the stock market grows every single day, and our current debt is 17 trillion dollars, with 70 to 100 trillion dollars in off the book notes, comparing it to the underground freeways and cities and prison camps, military weapons for our police departments, spying network covering not only every person in the united states, but every nation on earth, it is not difficult to see just exactly where that money went, not to mention greasing the palms of everyone along the way, and all of the hush money that had to be paid out, or the funeral cost of those who would not be hushed. Not much for them to worry about paying that money back, they never had any plans on paying it back. 17 Trillion dollars, just since Clinton, and that does not even come close to the 70 – 100 Trillion off the books. Staggering unimaginable amounts of money. Now, think even beyond that for a moment. How much money was spent as the normal budget allowed, you know, without going into debt. Tapping into the federal reserve is going above and beyond what they collected through normal annual revenue streams. Let me set you straight on something for all of you who blame all of the financial difficulties we are having on the people who get food stamps and entitlement programs, every single one of you is going to get there, where those people are right now, you are going to be, so you need to re-think your stand on the subject of food stamps, and entitlement programs. It is the United States Government that initiated those programs, and enforces them by law, stop criticizing people for obeying the laws that your representatives that you voted for and put in office made for them, you did it, suck it up. Social Security is the law, and if you do not except food stamps, and you have children, you are dragged in for child endangerment. You guys do not know what you are talking about. If you do not like the laws, change them, but stop blaming others for the things that you asked for. Social Security is 900 billion, but take into consideration this. It is grossly mismanaged, it has splinter drains, it was contributed to over the years, and has been tapped into for decades. All that is required to balance the budget, a figure that has been bantered around by economist for fifty years, is a 15% consumption tax, a tax levied upon the sell of an item across the board, everyone pays the exact same tax when ever anything is purchased, except medical, and money exchanges. In addition to balancing the budget, it would also reduce the footprint of waste, which would have the net benefit of lowering the necessary budgetary figures. But Wall Street will never hear of a balance budget, are you kidding me, tap into there cash cow, the federal reserve, over their dead bodies. Our GDP is about 4 Trillion, it would be more if we could somehow convince American business men to stop moving their companies to China. If we would simply back off of the military spending a bit, we would not even need the 15 % consumption tax, but we all know that that is never going to happen. So all of this belly aching about the budget and deficit is nonsense, it is a smoke screen for the powers that be to raid the Federal Reserve. Now to the total tune of some 100 Trillion dollars in totality, a staggering amount of money, and completely out of the question to pay back, it cannot be done, do you understand that, that much money, can never be repaid. And every nation on earth, that we owe that money to, has figured that out now. America was the only country that had the ability to print its money like we did, because our money was the reference standard. To buy our bonds and treasuries, and goods and services, the other countries had to use real money, not fake money like we have. They used their real money to buy our fake money, our counterfeit money, our fiat currency. And they have found out, that we do not have any real money to back up our fake money, they now realize that the ONLY money we have is monopoly money, it is not real. The monetary systems of the earth, all of the governments are very angry with America, because we ripped them off. They watches us as we sold them worthless paper that they bought in good faith with their pension money, and we gave their pension money, along with another Trillion dollars that we borrowed, and we gave it to the spoiled brat rich kids on Wall Street, to take that money and go out and play with it.
Think about that for a minute. What if someone you trust, some one you have done business with before, came to you with a need and an offer of a guaranteed deal that you could not loose on. And you had worked all of your life, and saved all of your money to retire on, and the deal looked so good, and you trusted them so much, that you handed over all of your retirement money to them. Then you stood by and watched them, hand your money out, to proven derelicts, with not a drop of collateral. And they didn’t even say they were sorry, they did it right in your face, and never even flinched. Then the derelicts complained that they didn’t get enough of your money, so to quiet them down, the trusted business partner you thought you had, you watched as they went and borrowed another trillion dollars from someone else and handed it over to the spoiled rich kid brats. Not a dime went to you, and not a dime went to the common folk, the people who were originally ripped off before you even got involved. You see they knew exactly what they were doing all along, the had already ripped of the original investors, the original home buyers and their family and friends who chipped in money to get them started and keep them in those homes, before they even started on you. Sort of like a car lot, that sells nothing but stolen cars. They stole those houses from the people, then sold them to, client, after client, after client, until you bought that stolen property. Finally you got caught with stolen property, you lost your money, and then you watch as the bank, buys the property from the thief with your money, and gives the house back to the thief to sell all over again. The thief gets, the cash from the first buyer, takes the house back, gets cash from other clients, gets cash from your pension fund, steels the house from you when the bank gets the house back, gives it to the thief to start selling all over again, plus additional money because the thief had to do all of that hard work collecting all of that money, and you get a bag of dust for all your trouble.
Now how eager are you to enter into another financial arrangement with that whole mess of people. This is what our Wall Street bankers did to the world financial markets in the late 90″s to 2008, they are really upset about it. The whole thing could of and should of been handled differently, and I’ll tell you how it should of been handled next…………
After more than a decade of negotiations, China and Russia have agreed to a natural gas deal worth about $400 billion that represents a major step not only in global energy markets but also in geopolitics.
Despite the size and scope of the deal—it will last for 30 years and require Russia to eventually deliver 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year, according to a post China National Petroleum’s website—it may not have a significant short-term financial effect, experts told CNBC.
Still, the deal signals changes for several key global issues, not just energy. And it will give Russian President Vladimir Putin immediate bragging rights in the face of recent Western sanctions against his country.
Although the exact pricing of the deal has not been disclosed, most analysts have been anticipating its details for some time. Some of those analysts have pegged the value of the deal at around $400 billion. Renaissance Capital analyst Ildar Davletshin wrote in a Wednesday note that he estimates “a limited financial impact” on the valuation of Russia’s Gazprom. In fact, he writes that if total exports to China remain at 38 billion cubic meters, then construction on a natural gas pipeline to China may actually decrease the company’s overall value.
Keith Crane, director of RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program, said he agrees that the deal doesn’t change anything for either party in the short term, especially as the price remains undisclosed.
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Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and CNPC General manager Zhou Jiping shake hands as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping look on, Shanghai, May 21, 2014.
Some much needed investment capital
Still, Crane said that the ultimate legacy of the deal may be that it will give Gazprom a badly needed source of investment capital. While this will largely finance the pipeline to China—the company is responsible for all infrastructure on its side, and the Chinese will handle construction in their own country—Gazprom is also involved in other projects. Among them is the planned “South Stream” pipeline through the Black Sea, which he said could see some benefit from added liquidity.
Impact on natural gas markets
Once the natural gas pipeline to China is completed, Crane said, the global gas markets will become more integrated. According to economic theory, greater integration brings greater price efficiency, so the direct connection of East and West markets should theoretically herald better market conditions. Integration has been a trend in the market for some time through liquefied natural gas, he explained, but there is no better way than a direct pipeline to make this change.
Boost for Putin at “Russia’s Davos,” and a June meeting with Obama
Although Gazprom may not see short-term benefit from the deal, at least one man in Russia will reap immediate gains. At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which began Thursday, Putin will be able to boast to his country’s economic elite at “Russia’s Davos” that their nation remains enticing for foreign investment, said Lauren Goodrich, senior Eurasia analyst at geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor.
“It will be [Putin] riding high, not only this deal, but a string of very large deals with China,” Goodrich said. “[He’ll say] ‘The West keeps on saying that we’re bad for investment, but we have a lot of investment coming in.'”
When Putin meets with President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a World War II commemorative event on June 6, he’ll also be able to flaunt this $400 billion deal as a sign that his country is not at the mercy of Western sanctions, Goodrich said. The ability to demonstrate financial security in the face of continued threat of sanctions was essential for the Russian leader, she said.
“Putin had to get this deal done today, period,” Goodrich said.
Russian-European trade dynamic
In addition to allowing Putin to take a stronger stance against Merkel and Obama, the deal will also affect the nature of Russia and Europe’s energy trade, experts say. In essence, Crane said, Gazprom was facing a monopsony, or a single buyer, in the European Union: It sent over 80 percent of its natural gas exports westward, according to Stratfor, while European consumers benefit from an increasing variety of gas options.
“It is important for Gazprom to get outlets for its gas, if it alienates Europe much more. Plus, it has a need for a bigger market,” Malcolm Graham-Wood, founding partner at energy consultancy HydroCarbon Capital, told CNBC.
Goodrich said the deal will not only give Russia more options, but force its European customers to “at least keep decent relations with Russia on the energy front,” lest Gazprom divert more of its supply to the East.
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Russia’s new approach to China
While “Russia has historically shunned China,” this deal represents a turning point in Sino-Russian relations, Goodrich said—not necessarily making them political allies, but at least making them significant economic partners. She said that Russia has had a “historical nervousness of having China inside the country,” but sanctions from the West have forced that to change in a “big, big way.”
Now China will not only have an energy partnership with Russia, but Beijing is also in talks to acquire a stake in Gazprom’s Vladivostok liquefied natural gas terminal and a 19 percent stake in Russian oil company Rosneft, according to Stratfor.
China’s important stake in Russia
As Russia sees a new economic partner in China, Beijing has found an investment in the future of its neighbor. It is tough to make any firm predictions, but this new stake may give China some leverage inside of Russia, Goodrich said. Still, this will mostly be relegated to economic sway, not direct political clout, she added.
‘So much more secure’
Perhaps more important for Beijing than a stake in Russia is the promise of greater energy security gained by the deal. The Chinese energy market is “incredibly vulnerable” to the situation at sea, Goodrich said. Recent tensions in the South China Sea, in which China unilaterally began drilling near islands claimed by Vietnam, only underscore how important it is for Beijing to secure more land import options, she said. China, she added, becomes “so much more secure” with the added diversification of its energy supply. But beyond the source of the gas, the Gazprom deal helps China address its rising energy consumption.
“It makes sense for China to sign up for as much reasonably priced gas it can,” Graham-Wood said.
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China’s battle with pollution
China faces a significant uphill battle in terms of pollution, but an increase in natural gas can only help, Crane said. As Beijing seeks to close more coal power plants it hopes to meet the population’s consumption needs with natural gas, he added, explaining that this switch “could have a pretty significant impact” on air quality.
Russia’s entrance into East Asia
While modern Russia has long made overtures to East Asia, the construction of a Gazprom-connected pipeline into China will give Moscow a physical stake in the region, Goodrich said. And once the project is completed, Russia can begin to look to other countries for partners—or rivals.
“Russia can start playing these countries off each other,” Goodrich said. “And this will create a fun new dynamic because this will be the first time we’ll be able to see Russia play around again in East Asia.”
—By CNBC’s Everett Rosenfeld. CNBC’s Katy Barnato contributed reporting