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Monday, June 9, 2014

Banks, Bullets & Banana Republic

In our Friday post we presented some information that scared some readers..

Namely how negative interest rates are ultimately coming to the US and that many government agencies including of all things the US Post Office is stockpiling bullets to use on us if/when the system starts to crumble

The 'scariness' wasn't just what we expressed but to some of our readers who communicated with us, it was the first time they had ever heard of either piece of info..

Not to be sadistic but we may scare you some more today as we expand on the points from Friday..

For instance, we mentioned the ECB head (European Central Bank) Mario Draghi set interest rates to negative percent, a move of desperation that the media of course treated as a positive..
After we submitted our Friday posting, we read an article by US economist Martin Armstrong who expresses quite clearly that this is coming to the US and not just US banks, but depositors will be paying the cost..

"Banks will most likely pass these negative interest rates on to consumers, or at least try to. They may try to do so not by explicitly charging a negative interest rate, but by paying no interest and charging a fee for account maintenance"

We've already seen pretty much the death of free checking but there are so many ways banks can siphon money from its depositors and if its co-ordinated, people will have nowhere to turn to escape..

For instance, beyond simply raising monthly fees, they can also raise cash minimums to avoid such fees.  According to a Huffington Post survey taken last year, nearly half (41%) said they did not possess $500 in savings to cover an emergency..

A measly $500!
~ Pres. William McKinley is on the $500 bill..

So imagine how much money banks can steal from customers if they raise minimum deposits to avoid fees to just $1,000 or $2,000..

Then banks can also if they wanted start charging customers for direct-deposit.  As it is currently, all Social Security checks are wired to bank accounts rather than a physical check sent in the mail..

The System loves sticking it to the poor and dependent..

Banks if they wanted could also transfer that negative interest by starting to charge fees to conduct online banking.
~ Pres. James Madison is on the $5,000 bill

Right now half of all Americans use online banking to pay bills, make transfers, check balances, etc, which is double what it was in 2009...

So many people are conditioned and dependent on online banking, they wouldn't know what to do..  Plus if banks charged lets say $3 monthly and a person had 8-10 bills to pay with stamps at 49 cents, many would say 'The hell with it" and figure $3 is still cheaper than $4-5 in stamps

Banks are insidious..

Now onto the bullets issue..
The government is buying up lots of ammunition and its not for a foreign enemy

In 2012 alone, according to AP, the Social Security Administration bought 175 million rounds of hollow point bullets..

Specifically, ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition"

There are currently over 58 million people on Social Security so that's enough bullets to kill every elderly, disabled and dependent receiving assistance 3x with another million left over

Also in 2012, the DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) bought some bullets..

Specifically 450 million rounds .40 caliber rounds which is enough to kill every American man, woman and child with enough left over to kill every person living in Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Samoa,  and a few left for a REAL enemy...
And shockingly the DHS didn't feel that was enough so in 2013, they sought to buy another 1.6 Billion rounds of a specific ammo forbidden by international law for use in war, but perfectly OK to use on the American citizenry if/when necessary.

And its not just bullets..

From Forbes (3/11/13):

"[T]he Department of Homeland Security is apparently taking delivery (apparently through the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico VA, via the manufacturer – Navistar Defense LLC) of an undetermined number of the recently retrofitted 2,717 ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.”

These MRAP’s ARE BEING SEEN ON U.S. STREETS all across America by verified observers with photos, videos, and descriptions.”..
Then there was this article in the New York Times just yesterday (excepts taken from longer article).

"As President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in local police departments, often with little public notice.

During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft...

Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection. 

In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.”...
Today, crime has fallen to its lowest levels in a generation, the wars have wound down, and despite current fears, the number of domestic terrorist attacks has declined sharply from the 1960s and 1970s.

Police departments, though, are adding more firepower and military gear than ever. Some, especially in larger cities, have used federal grant money to buy armored cars and other tactical gear. And the free surplus program remains a favorite of many police chiefs who say they could otherwise not afford such equipment..

 Since 2006, the police in six states have received magazines that carry 100 rounds of M-16 ammunition, allowing officers to fire continuously for three times longer than normal. Twenty-two states obtained equipment to detect buried land mines.
In the Indianapolis suburbs, officers said they needed a mine-resistant vehicle to protect against a possible attack by veterans returning from war...

Police in 38 states have received silencers, which soldiers use to muffle gunfire during raids and sniper attacks..."

So this is the new America..  

You can be killed by a sniper shot to the back of the head or bullets entering your front 3x faster than a normal weapon or simply gunned down by SWAT for really any reason a thug wearing a badge feels..

And if they mess up and go for overkill, well you get an apology and maybe your next of kin will get some money which 33% goes to the attorneys
And to think all this preparation for insurrection is against a lazy overweight, over-entertained, dumbed-down populace who are more controllable now than ever before thanks to utter dependence on internet, cell phones, iPods...

And the youth of this generation?   The only way you could ever incite most of them to riot is to take away their ability to text, access weed, get tattoos and/or look at online porn

Part of the reason so many soldiers come home from these Defense contractor profit-making wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorders) is the intensity of the daily combat situations and stresses they're put under..

But the other part is our youth including young adults overall are very soft..   
~ Tampa Police's tank.. vigilant against the Seniors..

Everything handed to them.. Mollycoddled until they're into their late 20s and beyond.. Just as the System intends

Yours truly wrote about this last month..  I have a neighbor with 2 kids in their late teens who are so soft and pampered, that they don't even wash and vacuum their own cars when dirty..

Daddy does it for them along with buying the vehicles, giving money for gas, etc..

These are not atypical..  They genuinely could not survive on their own nor possess the mental toughness to rough it beyond maybe 24 hours..
So you take a soft, weak entertainment-hungry populace (most don't possess guns and worse yet want to take it away from the other 50%) and add a government that possesses Billions of deadly ammo and other weaponry used for warfare and you're looking at a third-world banana republic nation in all its glory..

Squeaky wheels get the grease and the government wants to permanently silence any mere audible of a sound not uttered by Wall Street and Investors.

And the worst part of all this, as much as a piece of Shit our President Obama is, don't expect Election 2016 to change a damn thing no matter what party is in power..  

When it comes to hurricanes or fear of 1 inch of snow, the news and government will trumpet loudly the message of preparedness...
~ Lansing, Mich..  Big tank driven by small man with smaller dick..

But the economic storm coming..  Not a bloody peep..

That's why you have to learn to read the tea-leaves and learn to look for the signs on your own..

Govt' purchasing billions of rounds of ammo is one of them..