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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Global War on Cash

~ A million dollar bill - Pres. Rutherford B Hayes on front

A couple months ago Muslim killers took the lives of a few French political cartoonists then later murdered a few people at a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

And rather than put the blame squarely where it deserves i.e. Islam's religious teachings that states repeatedly through the Koran that it is perfectly acceptable to kill Christians and Jewish people in the name of 'God'..

Instead the French government is blaming the killings on among other things, the evil 'C' word:

Cash.
~ $100,000 Gold note - Woodrow Wilson on front

Seems the terrorists used CASH to purchase some of the stuff they needed to carry out their evil, so French Finance Minister Michel Sapin expressed it was necessary to "fight against the use of cash and anonymity in the French economy."

He then announced extreme and despotic measures to further restrict the use of cash by French residents and to spy on and pry into their financial affairs.

These measures, which will be implemented in September 2015, include:

*  Prohibiting French residents from making cash payments of more than 1,000 euros, down from the current limit of  3,000 euros.
~ $10,000 bill - Former Sec of Treasury Salmon P. Chase on front..

*   The limit for foreign tourists on currency payments will decrease to 10,000 euros from the current limit of 15,000 euros.

*   The threshold below which a French resident is free to convert euros into other currencies without having to show an identity card will be slashed from the current level of 8,000 euros to 1,000 euros.

*   Any cash deposit or withdrawal of more than 10,000 euros during a single month will be reported to the French anti-fraud and their money laundering agency Tracfin.

*  French authorities will also have to be notified of any freight transfers within the EU exceeding 10,000 euros, including checks, pre-paid cards, or gold.

Amazing..
~ $1,000 bill - Pres. Grover Cleveland on front..

If the US was attacked again, we full expect the same currency measures implemented to further keep the populace under total control.

Most people in 2015 are so conditioned to not use cash to make purchases, that if it happened here, the result would be a collective shrug..

As long as a person can buy a Happy Meal, pack of cigarettes or pay for turnpike and bridge tolls using alternate means of payment vs cash, then to him/her, what's the big deal?

Of course Privacy for one thing, but the modern citizen is conditioned to accept and in some respects embrace a lack of privacy..
~ $500 bill - Pres. William McKinley on front, issued 1934

Everywhere we go, there are video cameras recording our every footstep..

There's GPS for the vehicle and in cellphones for tracking purposes and in fact, phones can even be turned on and used as an eavesdropping device by NSA as long as there is a battery in the phone..

That is not made up..   Read 'Here' for more detail..

It is also impossible to get a hotel/motel room or purchase a vehicle from a dealer by using cash without credit card and/or other form of identification
$500 bill - Former Chief Justice John Marshall on front, issued 1918

Most people today do not sincerely value privacy in their lives.. They buy into the bullshit that its all for their protection..

They also think being cashless is more convenient and new banking technology is pushing hard ultimately for a cashless society..  The ultimate goal is one single global currency.

But privacy does matter and one does not have to have done anything wrong for it to be sacred and worth protecting

For example, the other day we went for a drive and along our way decided to stop at a fast food place for a burger, fries and soda..  
~ $5,000 bill - Pres. James Madison on front..

And other than mentioning this little irrelevant tidbit no one would ever have known because we gave the cashier a $5 bill and received change..

And just like that with that simple action, we secured privacy.

Now we made one more stop at a gas station and used a credit card to put $20 into the tank

And forevermore, if anyone in any agency for any reason wanted to access our credit records to try to decipher behavioral patterns or analyze our typical spending habits, it would show $20 spent at 'X' gas station at 'Y' O'Clock in the town of 'Z'..
~ Pre-Federal Reserve $20 backed by gold - Washington on front..

Maybe we're just the exception to the rule but we believe its no one's business what others do in their private lives or what choices they make.  Even the most inconsequential things like what one ate for breakfast, is no one else's business unless that individual freely wishes to express it...

The government today more than ever before wants to know every thing about every person and keep track of all movement..

This is why we all have identification cards and require passports to travel abroad..

Its also why there are now waiting periods before purchasing firearms..
~ Pre-Federal Reserve $5 backed by silver

Some believe its for safety- to keep criminals and nuts from obtaining guns.  Rather its so government knows under Marshal Law when its time to confiscate, that at 123 Apple Street, the home owner has one handgun and the homeowner at 125 Apple owns three

Its genuinely depressing to see freedom deteriorate so quickly and people so oblivious to what's going on around them

We see a world where one day there are two societies: One within the matrix where all transactions are cashless and documented for 'Big Brother' to access and decipher..
~ $100 bill - legal tender in 1890 - Admiral David Farragut on front

And one outside the grid where a physical wampum-like currency is created for exchanging goods and services..

Governments always fear its people so the abolition of cash is coming ultimately..

We just hope we aren't alive to see it