A2A with John Titus

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John Titus is the producer of the fantastic YouTube channel, "BestEvidence", and we recently featured his most recent work in this post: http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/7146/must-watch-video. Here at TFMR, we frequently discuss the LIES, SPIN and MOPE that emanate from The Fed and their sycophant media. John's work puts facts behind this analysis and we should all be grateful for his efforts.

Before we begin, perhaps you should watch these two videos. While we heartily recommend each and every video posted on the BestEvidence site, these two really serve the purpose of shedding light on the outright lies and deception of The Fed and its Board of Governors.

In today's 40-minute presentation John addresses a number of items, including:

  • the myth of eventual "Fed balance sheet normalization"
  • the deliberate lies told by then Chairman Bernanke in order to "sell" TARP in 2008
  • the so-called "independence" of The Fed as it pertains to the executive and legislative branches of government
  • what really happens behind the scenes at FOMC meetings and how policy statements are crafted

Please take the time to listen to this entire podcast. The FOMC meets again next week and you're about to be bombarded with a new cascade of SPIN and MOPE from LIESman, the BBB and all the rest. Only with your eyes open will you be able to see the truth and we thank John for helping to shine the light of truth on the process.




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tyberious's picture


Waiting for this!!

Thanks John and Craig.

LostMind's picture

Thanks Craig

Did not disappoint! Excellent A2A.

I look forward to his next big reports!!!

Wingy's picture

Thanks for the great A2A

John was "on" today with plenty of facts and a very high quality view of the Fed. Have a nice evening Craig.

JackPutter's picture

Sometimes the search is simple=MBS bailouts

Search=mortgage back securities without mortgages

The ongoing housing bailout: taxpayers own 50% of all residential mortgages


JackPutter's picture

I might be a tin hatter, sterilized google search

If you're lucky enough to have the wording right, or timing your query prior to Google editing, their search can still be useful.  This is a donation based news site, and turning out to be useful.

Google Morphs Into Sinister Orwellian Truth Ministry


CPE's picture


Please Dear Leader, please regulate problem XYZ because of government's long term track record of productivity, return on capital, ability to rise above the human condition, and general imperviousness to bribes and low morality:


Oct 22, 2:01 PM EDT

APNewsBreak: EPA mine spill could have been prevented

Associated Press

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid.

The spill that fouled rivers in three states would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the Gold King Mine before digging into its entrance, Interior Department investigators concluded.

The Associated Press obtained the findings on the Aug. 5 spill on Thursday prior to their public release. The report has implications across the United States, where hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines have yet to be cleaned up.

The report found that the root causes of the accident began several decades earlier, with changes made by mining companies that altered the flow of groundwater through a series of interconnected tunnels in the extensively mined Upper Animas River watershed.

EPA documents show its officials knew of the potential for a major blowout from the Gold King Mine near Silverton as early as June 2014. EPA officials described the blowout as "likely inevitable" because so much water had built up inside the mine.

The Interior report directly refutes that assertion and says the cleanup team could have used a drill rig to bore into the mine from above to gauge the danger of a blowout.

"This error resulted in development of a plan to open the mine in a manner that appeared to guard against blowout, but instead led directly to the failure," according to engineers from Interior's Bureau of Reclamation who spent two months evaluating the technical circumstances surrounding the accident.

The engineers stopped short of assigning fault to any individuals, despite prior claims from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that the probe would determine if any negligence was involved.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official who reviewed the report expressed "serious reservations" over the EPA's failure to explain exactly how its communications broke down, or to justify why its officials were so insistent on starting the work without more information about the engineering complexities involved.

A separate investigation into the spill is pending from the EPA Inspector General's Office.

EPA officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.

The accident fouled rivers in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, temporarily shutting down drinking water supplies and cropland irrigation.

Guidelines for cleaning up such mines focus on details such as water sampling and treatment. Yet they have "little appreciation for the engineering complexity" and require but don't receive significant expertise, the Interior Department's 132-page report concluded.

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Just listened to the A2A and found out that the Bernanke lied to us?  Time's man of year, the saving grace of humanity, the smartest guy in the room is a con artist?  Wow, I guess it's time I woke up...

James Crighton's picture

John Titus:

thank you for all you do - you are a true patriot and hero.


4 oz's picture

After a 2nd Listen~~~~

Strongly encourage this to be made a public post over the weekend.

braincramps's picture

China's new 30 gram gold coin

Sooooo, as I'm looking at the new 30 gram Chinese gold coin, it occurs to me that this was a long time coming.  After all there are only 3 outstanding countries that still use the Imperial System of measurement:  Liberia, Myanmar and Merkia!

Then it dawns on me why we still use the Imperial system.... wait for it, waaaait for it....

We are Imperialists:



  1. a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.

    "the struggle against imperialism"

    • historical

      rule by an emperor.

Angry Chef's picture

Got The Same Problem In Canada


If it's not the CIA censoring Google it's the Government burning books !


Great A2A by the way. I first saw John via Denver Dave and his work on derivatives. Helped me out big time understanding these things. They're essentially all fraud. This system is held together by duct tape, spit, and glue. The Executive Branch, The Executive, and as John Titus said in his previous video... most of the Judicial Branch are corrupt criminals. The World is waking up. One day when all this unwinds we're going to be recognized as the Banana Republic we've become. Canada included, although we're not technically a Republic. You could call us a Parliamentary Banana Gov't.

LostMind's picture

post it later....

will post it later

infometron's picture

Kudos to John Titus

He is exactly the kind of educated, informed and engaged citizen that is required if a democracy has any chance at all of becoming and being an effective and uncorrupted form of government. Kudos to you, John Titus, and all of the (unfortunately) small number of citizens like you.

In listening to the interview, I was very intrigued by his remark regarding the June 2009 FOMC transcript that Lacker expressed shock to, something about the issuance and 'Fed bills' [Edit: given the Fed issues 'notes', I wonder if perhaps John meant to say 'Treasury bills'?] and if that were to happen, the subsequent consolidation of the Fed's books with the U.S. Government. John said he has made a number of inquiries, but thus far has not been able to make much sense out of that.

Tin foil hats on Turdville... any guesses/speculations as to what that is about?

Here are my two bits. I had started a turdville forum on Federal Reserve Policy a couple of years ago after hearing a very curious and amazing interview by Fareed Zakaria with Alan Greenspan. Here is the link:


And here is the post [my comments and emboldened emphases added]



Also, for that Zakaria interview of Greenspan, a video of it can be found here:


*** Note that this (most interesting and potentially troubling) part has been edited out of that interview [I recorded it and wrote out the following transcript]***:

Zakaria: "You believe if the Fed does not unwind these measures pretty soon, we're in for trouble."

Greenspan: "Eventually, yes. I think [the Fed will] unwind [their balance sheet?] and that's the reason why there is a very obvious focus of the Federal Reserve of the timing of when they restore themselves to an earlier policy [no or less QE?]. Right at this moment, if it weren't for psychological factors affecting the market, the Federal Reserve can over a weekend swap with the U.S. Treasury billions and billions of dollars [Edit: swap treasury bills for treasurys?] to contract Federal Reserve balance sheet and reverse a goodly part of what they've already done with no consequences, strictly a book keeping entry. The problem is the markets would probably go berserk if they were to do that and that's outside the limits. But, uh, the Federal Reserve is working on all sorts of measures to decide how they  can pull back before the actual money multipliers, as they call it, begins to really take hold [i.e., bank lending and corporate capital investing?!]. But there is no evidence at this stage that is about to happen [?] and so the Federal Reserve does have time, and, uh, it's, the question is, how do you handle psychology [e.g., through lies and propaganda?]?

Here is another snipit from that interview that also omits the above statement about some kind of weekend book keeping swap between the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve:


Might Greenspan have let a "cat out of the bag"?


If so, what kind of cat is this? Somehow I think it may relate to John's query...

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Orange's picture


Great discussion.

At about the 23 minute mark, he states that he thought Lacker was shocked because if these conditions prevail, our books will be consolidated with the US government.

Okay, so they have plans, if the Fed, a private banking institution, goes under, it will be consolidated with the US gov.

Let the bastards go bankrupt!

Better yet, end the Fed now!

lund175's picture

Was there just a change in the email of the Fed

From .com to .gov ?

Several  turdites posted something to the fact just last week.

JackPutter's picture

From Opencongress.org is the TARP refresher

Dated Oct. 2010 yet is still very good to read, and it's still applicable.

Refresher Course: TARP



Bollocks's picture

Thank you John, Thank you Turd

That was a great A2A.

John even left el-Turdo floundering on occasion with his insights.

One of the best. John is a true Turdite.

JackPutter's picture

One weakness TPTB has

is that they still are trying to look good.  Yet slime is always present at it's source.

Angry Chef's picture

Here's Some More BS From Our Fearless Leaders

Not wanting to change the meme as the A2A was excellent and we should consider John Titus and his work to be one day historical evidence to all the fraud we have to put up with everyday. But it's this type of information that is going to end up eventually bringing War Crimes against our fearless leaders. Like I said, more BS.


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Obama vetoes NDAA for 2016

Reading this put a spring in my step this afternoon.  I still remember Turd's podcast about the NDAA... made me sick in my stomach as well.  I'll sleep better tonight, for what it's worth!  Now to listen to TITUS  wink


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Please take a few minutes to read this and then sit back and ponder it for a few more...

amarula4's picture

gold short trade daily close on Thurs 22-10-15

closed at $1166.5, way to go Big T, well in profit...still aiming for $1150

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Turd Ferguson's picture

Glad everyone enjoyed this show


I've created for John a complimentary Vault account. Hopefully he'll start hanging around from time to time.

Turd Ferguson's picture

"debt ceiling" bs


When you red this: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-22/presenting-americas-new-debt-ceiling-19600000000000

Be sure to see this:

And then consider this:

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Radio earlier today


Earlier today, I was on again with Steve Curtis of KLZ in Denver. Much of the stuff has been covered here in Turdville ad nauseam...BUT...be sure to catch the final five minutes. I was allowed to lay out the real rationale behind the Syria conflict. Definitely not stuff that one would usually hear on the radio.


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Anyone have an idea what this is?

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