“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again.
However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.” — Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain.
New York City is becoming the Killing Fields, extending from subway platforms to $1-million apartments [like Shawn D. Miller’s Apartment].
The latest incident is the death of Citigroup banker Shawn D. Miller. His doorman in the Greenwich Street building where he had lived found him in his bathtub with his throat slashed. Since there was no knife in the apartment, it was assumed that wasn’t a suicide. Law & More
Citigroup managing director Shawn D. Miller was found dead with his throat slit in his Financial District apartment, the New York Post reports.
FYI – Just four miles west of Miller’s apartment is where John Lennon was murdered.
“We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with Shawn’s family at this time,” Citi said in an emailed statement to Business Insider.
According to authorities, at 3:11 p.m. on Tuesday, a 42-year-old male was discovered unconscious in his bath tub with a laceration to his neck. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
The “switching of sides” in the currency war is going red hot, and it’s no longer simply happening on the outer reaches of the Western alliance, but within core countries which the 3rd Wheel Dollar always thought it could count on: like Canada, like Germany, like the U.K. Country after country is beginning to understand that this is a key moment in history…
And they don’t want to be left standing on the wrong side!
Tyler Durden: The march of global de-dollarization continues.
In the last few days, China has signed direct currency agreements with Canada becoming North America’s first offshore RMB hub, which CBC reports analysts suggest “could double maybe even triple the level of Canadian trade between Canada and China,” impacting the need for Dollars.
But that is not the week’s biggest Petrodollar precariousness news, as The Examiner reports, a new chink in the petrodollar system was forged as China signed an agreement with Qatar to begin direct currency swaps between the two nations using the Yuan, and establishing the foundation for new direct trade with the OPEC nation in the very heart of the petrodollar system.
As Simon Black warns, “It’s happening… with increasing speed and frequency.” As CBC Reports
The amount of leverage in the U.S. Dollar fiat currency system reached an all time high in 2013. Even though the growth in total U.S. currency more than doubled since the collapse of the Housing and Investment banking system in 2008, the majority of the increase was from just one bill in particular.
U.S. Department of Engraving and Printing issued more $100 Federal Reserve Notes in 2013, than in any year prior. Of course, part of the reason was due to the new $100 anti-counterfeit bill released in 2013, but the increased trend for the largest bill has been going on for decades.
Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance.
(For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript of his speech below.) Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning.
Regardless of what you think or don’t think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.