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10-13-2009, 01:05 PM
"We have discussed the Federal Reserve and the mechanism by which it prints our money and then charges us 5% annually for the privilege of using it. What we haven't discussed is how the Fed uses lines of credit with its chartered banks to exercise control over our economy and our government.

"The Roaring Twenties, the decade that led up to the Crash,[5] was a time of wealth and excess, and despite caution of the dangers of speculation, many believed that the market could sustain high price levels. Shortly before the crash, economist Irving Fisher famously proclaimed, "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."[6] The optimism and financial gains of the great bull market were shattered on Black Thursday, when share prices on the NYSE collapsed. Stock prices fell on that day and they continued to fall, at an unprecedented rate, for a full month.[7]

The October 1929 crash came during a period of declining real estate values in the United States (which peaked in 1925) near the beginning of a chain of events that led to the Great Depression, a period of economic decline in the industrialized nations.

Notice that A Real Estate Collapse preceded the Stock Market collapse by 4 years (sound familiar?). The fact that the real-estate market collapsed means nothing without understanding the underlying structure of the real-estate boom. Historians blame "overbuilding", land speculation and a hurricane in Florida for what was a National collapse in property values. They blame the borrower.

Then, as now, developers never speculated with their own money. They borrowed it from their local bank, who borrowed it from the Federal Reserve. The Fed controlled the boom and bust cycle by lowering and then raising the interest rates.

"The recovery from the 1920-1921 depression had proceeded smoothly with moderate price increases. In early 1923 the Fed sold some securities and increased the discount rate from 4 percent as they believed the recovery was too rapid. However, by the fall of 1923 there were some signs of a business slump. Between April and August of 1924 the Fed reduced the discount rate to 3 percent in a series of three separate steps.

"By the summer of 1924 the business slump was over and the economy again began to grow rapidly. By the mid-1920s real estate speculation had arisen in many urban areas in the United States and especially in Southeastern Florida. Land prices were rising sharply. Stock market prices had also begun rising more rapidly. The Fed expressed some worry about these developments and in 1926 sold some securities to gently slow the real estate and stock market boom. Amid hurricanes and supply bottlenecks the Florida real estate boom collapsed but the stock market boom continued." (source)

By controlling interest rates during the 1920s, The Federal Reserve had total control over the boom-bust cycle in the real-estate market. In essence, it was a sucker's game. Developers went in with the expectation that buyers with easy cash would be ready to purchase the finished homes or commercial developments upon completion. By raising interest rates, the Fed did end the speculation, but they also made it impossible for builders to sell-off their remaining inventory. Unemployment and bankruptcies followed.

The question remains, why would the Fed pursue such a suicidal course in the first place? It doesn't make economic sense and it sure wasn't in the National Interest. Some have deduced that the Federal Reserve wanted to foreclose in order to take over the assets at a discount. While this may or may not be true, a far more sinister explanation is lurking in the shadows." MORE (http://deadmanmusings.blogspot.com/2009/10/devils-in-dirt.html)

10-13-2009, 02:40 PM
The more sinister aspect of the is Federal policies like the Community Reinvestment Act. Which are still in place I might add.

10-14-2009, 07:44 AM
Ah yes...and profits are bad. Gotcha.

10-14-2009, 03:41 PM
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If we fast forward to time now and read any newspaper the headlines are dominated with the fire fighting actions being implemented by the Federal Reserve with bankers and politicians in tow. From these bailouts we can only conclude that the dilution of paper money will continue with the pace of dilution accelerating (http://buygold1.goldsafely.hop.clickbank.net/), resulting in massive inflation and propelling the precious metals to higher ground (http://buygold1.goldsafely.hop.clickbank.net/). If you have the time, please read this article (http://buygold1.goldsafely.hop.clickbank.net/) and then take a look at what’s happening around you and then find the time to question what you are doing and why you are doing it. Being too busy to organise your own affairs is a poor excuse. Just switch the television off for a couple of nights and clear your head, the way forward for you personally will become apparent.

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The Federal Reserve was created in 1913-1914 in order to bring stability to the economy and yet almost every major crash, including the great depression, can be attributed to the Federal Reserve.

We are going to take a look at the history of the Fed and what prominent historical figures have said about the organisation.

Firstly, from 1837-1862 there was a system of national banks in the USA but then in 1913-1914 a consortium of 12 privately held banks got together and formed the Federal Reserve Bank, an entity that is not part of the US government. These banks then purchased notes from the US Mint for printing costs and lent them out through member banks charging interest.

The Federal Reserve came into being after its supporters paid for the Presidential campaign of US President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson signed the bill that transferred the US currency to twelve regional private banks Wilson regretted his decision later saying:

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

In 1933 President Roosevelt confiscated citizens gold and handed it to the Federal Reserve. At the very moment when Americans have needed to protect their wealth the most, the best store of wealth ever created, gold, was confiscated from American citizens and given to a un-elected conglomerate of private banks.

When the bill for the Federal Reserve was being considered, some brave politicians spoke out against its creation calling it “the strangest, most dangerous advantage ever placed in the hands of a special privilege class by any Government that ever existed” and Congressman Victor Murdock said, “I do not blind myself to the fact that this measure will not be effectual as a remedy for a great national evil – the concentrated control of credit.”

It even appears that one of the most important and most respected figures in American history disagrees with the Federal Reserve saying, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Jefferson also said, “I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies”
“Paper is poverty… it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.”

The Federal Reserve make no secret about the scam they are running as the Boston section of the Federal Reserve Bank said:
“When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover the cheque, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check there is no bank deposit on which that cheque is drawn. When the Federal Reserve writes a cheque, it is creating money.”

Perhaps the Fed can create money, but we strongly believe that wealth cannot be created. Wealth is simply transferred, it is not created and we challenge anyone to prove otherwise. The only time wealth was created was when the world was created, with all its resources, true wealth. So why hasn’t the Federal Reserve been disbanded?

Well as the Rothschild Brothers of London said in 1863; “The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it’s profits or so dependant on it’s favours, that there will be no opposition from that class.”

The great Henry Ford once said “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution (http://buygold1.goldsafely.hop.clickbank.net/) before tomorrow morning.”

The problem is, very few people understand the system (http://buygold1.goldsafely.hop.clickbank.net/) at all. It is not taught in schools and even some of the most prominent financial analysts and fund managers really have no idea how the system works (http://buygold1.goldsafely.hop.clickbank.net/). They tend to define inflation as rising prices when in fact inflation occurs because of the expansion of the money supply. Or even link inflation with the economy doing well, saying, “we should raise interest rates as the economy did extremely well this month and we don’t want inflation getting out of hand”, or words to that effect.

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10-16-2009, 12:17 PM

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