Important Information to Protect Your Accumulated Wealth

Today many people are losing their savings to higher food and fuel costs, not to mention the effect of rising utility, cable and internet bills. People who have saved for the future are seeing their savings erode at an average of 8% a year.

What can you do to help yourself?

Catherine Austin Fitts, a former consultant to Presidents on economic matters, discusses with former CNN newsman Greg Hunter what is creating the current economic environment and what you can do. I call the video below MUST SEE TV.

Two tips that come from the video:

1. Invest in things for your home that cut your overhead (translate: electric bill, water bill, etc.) An example would be adding a wood burning stove if you have a traditional fireplace. Another example would be sealing your air leaks around doors and windows with new gasketing, insulation or caulking material. Or turn off lights when you leave a room.

2. Find ways to make yourself useful to your neighbors and to others.

Enjoy the video. Watch it all. The gold nuggets are scattered throughout.

In case the video disappears, here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-xjFkW2NuE

We Now Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

A Swiss friend sent me the following story. It came from ActivistPost.com. The original story broke on the mainstream press through Reuters. When you read the article, think. You don’t think it could happen here? Man, I hope you’re right!

Our government is handing tens of BILLIONS of dollars a day away– for free– to banks guilty of mismanagement and incompetence, at the least, and fraud, at most. When the government pays for anything, that is YOUR money. The government’s money comes from your taxes or indebtedness. Our own United States Attorney General says criminal bankers are bullet-proof to prosecution. (I’ll embed a video on that statement at the end.) Given free rein, you don’t think bankers would suggest government do the same thing here as the government and it’s bankers just did in Cyprus? Notice “why” the finance ministers (translate former bankers) took the citizen’s money: to pay for free-spending government and PRIVATE BANK debt. What do you think our current QE programs are? The exact same thing. THINK!

Bottom line: Banks make bad decisions and face bankruptcy: YOU pay the bill.

THE CYPRUS STORY COULD HAPPEN HERE. Be a Boy Scout and Be Prepared.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

EU Raids Private Savings Accounts to Pay for Cyprus Bailout

Activist Post

ATMs are being drained in Cyprus after European Union chiefs decided late Friday night to raid private savings accounts to help pay for the country’s $13 billion bailout.Of course it’s a holiday weekend and banks are closed on Monday, preventing a panicked bank run. It is now being reported that the Cypriot cabinet has extended the bank holiday into Tuesday and possibly Wednesday in an effort to calm the growing unrest. Electronic transfers have also been halted in order to prevent capital flight. EU banksters really know how to pull off a heist.

Reuters reports:

The euro zone agreed on Saturday to hand Cyprus a bailout worth 10 billion euros ($13 billion), but demanded depositors in its banks forfeit some money to stave off bankruptcy despite the risk of a wider run on savings. …. In a radical departure from previous aid packages – and one that gave rise to incredulity and anger across the country – euro zone finance ministers forced Cyprus’ savers to pay up to 10 percent of their deposits to raise almost 6 billion euros.

Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades agreed to the deal, which completely reversed his previous assurances that it would not happen. (FAY’S NOTE: REMEMBER OBAMA DURING THE FIRST TERM CAMPAIGN: “I’m not going to take you guns.” FAST FORWARD TO TODAY: He’s promised Executive Order to take citizens’ guns if the legislature fails to do it. LESSON: Politicians lie.) It sets a very dangerous precedent for future bailouts. As if brutal austerity wasn’t enough, the EU is now demanding a bailout tax making citizens and expat depositors (FAY’S NOTE: Expats often are old people who have retired somewhere outside of their own country because it is cheaper to live. They have a fixed amount of money to live on. The government doesn’t care! And these aren’t even citizens of Cyprus! Their money is being seized anyway! NICE.) alike personally liable for government and private bank debts. Reuters also notes that according to a draft of the legislation, criminal penalties of up to 3 years in jail and 50,000 euros could be imposed upon anyone who doesn’t comply. (FAY’S NOTE: Now YOU are the criminal if you don’t pay for irresponsible acts by the government and the bank. HOW ABOUT THE LEGISLATION PROSECUTING AS CRIMINALS THOSE WHO CREATED THIS MESS!)
Eric Holder’s comments about his inability to go after criminal bankers courtesy of JSNIP4:

FAY’S NOTE: POLITICIANS LIE. REMEMBER THE RUN-UP TO MARCH 1 (SEQUESTRATION)? WE WERE MADE TO BELIEVE THE WORLD WOULD FALL APART IF THE GOVERNMENT HAD TO CUT SPENDING BY 3% ACROSS THE BOARD. LIARS. ATTORNEY GENERAL  ERIC HOLDER USED THE SAME SCARE TACTICS WITH LAWMAKERS (TRANSLATE CONGRESS) TO EXCUSE BANKERS FROM PROSECUTION. IT’S A LIE! HE’S PROTECTING THE VERY ONES WHO ARE CREATING OUR ECONOMIC CRISIS.

Police Dog Fires Handgun

By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News

A police dog searching for a handgun in a Massachusetts snowbank early Saturday accidentally pulled the trigger with his paw, discharging the weapon into a nearby house, authorities said.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/04/17182916-police-dog-searching-for-handgun-accidentally-pulls-trigger#.UTYsViOmiig.twitter

Thank you, Carrie Rubin, for bringing this to my attention. Just what I needed–another reason to fear dogs.

It Takes Balls–Message from Sandy Hook Father

Listen very carefully to this message from the father of a child who attends the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, CT, where the recent shooting incident took place. His message speaks to reason, law, and due process. Last, he speaks as a father.

Quotation for the Day

Excerpted from Rudyard Kipling’s “The Gods of the Copybook Headings:”

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed, They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”