TIDBIT:…AND SPEAKING OF CRONY CRAPITALISM…
...dig this, sent by Ms. K.M., and ponder it in the same context as today's main blog. Mind you, I'm not against capitalism, but I like equity capitalism, not the finance capitalism that makes money merely by speculation on financial instruments (think of the derivative crisis in this regard folks, the crisis that has fallen right off the radar and that no one talks about any more):
An "Audible Gasp" Was Heard When The Chicago Fed Unveiled Its "Solution" To The Pension Problem
And remember, folks, the Federal Reserve is a privately owned central bank; it is not an institution of the federal government. Many shares are owned by a certain prominent European banking dynasty whose surname used to be Bauer, and their whole emphasis is always about owning land....
...oh, and speaking of no oversight, there's also this article from our friends at The Daily Bell (shared by Mr. V.T.):
Why Big Banks LOVE Paying Fines to the U.S. Government
Sounds like a protection racket to me...
Oh... then there's this, which appeared about the same time as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street made its announcement about gold-backed crypto-currency experiments(shared by none other than Catherine Fitts):
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These are the real junkies’ wealth addicts is what Phillip Slatter called them the author of The Pursuit Of Loneliness he also wrote another book titled Wealth Addiction I think.
This is just an attempt to light a spark to bring about a revolution.
If “they” comply; a breathing tax will be added onto the carbon tax. Then a tax on the tax, to pay for the unnecessary newly realized bureaucracies. And if this isn’t taxing enough; because an extremely large portion of the new 21st working force is questioning why they have pointless jobs that make them quite miserable, a new “Happy Tax” for them as well.