Storm Clouds Gathering

Thu, Sep 18, 2014 - 6:27pm

If you have the time, please take a few minutes to watch this video.

Two things:

  1. I like these StormCloudsGathering guys. They're not just out to sensationalize and they try to get it right. Case in point...back during the "Cliven Bundy Crisis", they reworked and even pulled some of their videos as new information became available. That's honorable and I respect them for it.
  2. Like anything else, there are parts of this video that are debatable and I don't endorse all of their conclusions. However, who am I to say that they are wrong or inaccurate? Perhaps some of the pieces may connect differently than proposed.

That said, this is an extremely well-done and informative video and the base conclusion that maintaining dollar hegemony is the primary motivation for US "foreign policy" is certainly accurate. Even if you disagree with the premise, it's worth watching just for the concise explanation of the petro-dollar system.

Please watch and then consider linking/forwarding.


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Sep 18, 2014 - 3:09pm

The "endgame" as per Bill Holter . . .

"Let me explain the above a little further, at this point “nothing matters” except the end game. It doesn’t matter “how” we get there. Fed this, QE that, manipulation, naked shorts, frauds galore …none of it matters because it will not change anything and can only delay the end game …but the end game does not change. The “end game” I am speaking of is the event, not the actual snapshot of a closed global financial system smoldering and worthless. The “end game” will be in my opinion a 3 day event (maybe 10, maybe just a weekend) which completely changes the psychology (and surely net worth counted in ounces) of every market participant in every market. The vast majority will be burned and the greatest transfer of wealth in ALL of history will take place …in a very very compressed time frame.

There will be no time for professionals (forget individuals) to get repositioned correctly so forget about the “I’ll do what I need to when I have to” mentality. Do NOT let your concentration be broken, do not question your logic and do not let your guard down. The rest of the world has “had it” with the fraudulent West. This is the answer to “why can’t the Fed just kick the can for another 3 to 5 years?” The rest of the world will not stand for it, they have prepared to change the world and they will do this. They have every ability to do this and we have given them every reason to do so. “Wondering” when is pointless as long as you know that they will.

I will finish by saying we now have a very good “tell” that what comes is already under way. I had speculated for several years that Jim Rickards was a CIA spook, it turns out I was correct and even he admits his ties several times in this link Senator and CIA Insider Accuse Federal Reserve of Covering Up Secret Bankruptcy. He is telling you the same thing I have for several years. Only a year ago he was saying “5 years,” now, well, he is saying “now!” Jim Rickards if you recall was the lead counsel for none other than LTCM in 1998 and oversaw their unwinding as they nearly took down the world. Please view the video, it is fairly long but for the most part I believe you are hearing the truth. He pulls very few punches by saying the dollar will die. Please understand how the elites work, it is considered very bad etiquette if you do not warn your “marks” ahead of time. If they do not listen or take heed …oh well, that’s why they are called “marks!”

Mr. Fix
Sep 18, 2014 - 3:13pm

Don't you just love White House explanations?

White House Explains Where Your $1.3 Billion Went In Ukraine

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/18/2014 - 15:00

Just minutes after Poroshenko's fearmongering speech to US Congress (and in the face of a collapsing Ukraine economy), The White House has released its "fact sheet" to explain exactly how committed (aside from the lethal aid demands - which may or may not be happening as we noted here) to supprting Ukraine the US taxpayer is... On top of guaranteeing $1 billion of Ukraine's debt, a further $291 million in 'assistance' has been flooded in... here's what for...

ancientmoneyMr. Fix
Sep 18, 2014 - 3:15pm

Mr. fix re: new boogieman . . .

Here is the telling phrase:

"Morell said the terrorist group known until recently only to the government . . ."


Of course it was known only to the government, since they are the group's creators.

Sep 18, 2014 - 3:31pm


That is simply stunning. I hope some people really think about that. If the official story of Sandy Hook were even remotely true, what on earth would they need to redact?

I can understand them getting away with glossing over the 28 redacted 9/11 pages on the condition of "National Security." Ok. But where is the national security threat of an autistic kid shooting up a school?

That is a major news story! You and I took a lot of flack here for our stance on Sandy Hook. What does this report prove? That we are crazy to think it was a staged event? Despite all of the evidence to the contrary?

That is just amazing. I don't know how anyone in this Country can still believe that any branch of the government is trying to do anything more than enslave us or kill us.

The confluence of events this week and last is simply incredible. For all of you that are still sitting back waiting for the collapse, look around you, you're living through the collapse in real time.

CDC corrupt

FDA Corrupt

CIA Corrupt

EPA Corrupt

CFTC Corrupt

SEC Corrupt

Supreme Court Corrupt

Senate Corrupt

House Corrupt

President well he is not even constitutionally eligible to be President. He was born in Kenya. He has a CT social security number. Every record of his past is "REDACTED".

WTF? Do I need to go on?

9/11 Lie

Sandy Hook Lie

Boston Bombing Lie...................................................etc.

So back to my post in the other thread, am I ready to jump? Jump to what? Paper backed by the full faith and credit of the aforementioned? Unbelievable...........Rant off.

Sep 18, 2014 - 3:33pm

regarding the new Shanghai Gold Exchange

I know it's been just the first day... But I can't help thinking about this:

Sep 18, 2014 - 3:47pm


posted without comment

Key Economic Events Week of 3/30

3/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
4/1 8:15 ET ADP Employment
4/1 9:45 ET Markit manu PMI
4/1 10:00 ET ISM manu PMI
4/2 10:00 ET Factory Orders
4/3 8:30 ET BLSBS
4/3 9:45 ET Market service PMI
4/3 10:00 ET ISM service PMI

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:20pm

Fresh from Nigel Farage...

...on the Scottish independence issue:

As an ex-pat, I tend to agree.

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:45pm

To enhance the topic...

I discovered this link the other day which fits closely to the information presented in the video. It is a very long read, with many juicy links, but IMO worth at least a skim.

The author starts with an article in The Economist in 1988, which lays down a blueprint which, from one of the concluding paragraphs, leads to present day:

"So as you can see, beyond the public theater offered in Ukraine and the Middle East, and beyond all the East versus West propaganda offered in the mainstream and alternative media, China and the BRICS are dancing to the tune of the BIS puppetmasters just like everyone else. There is NO CONFLICT between “Nazi/Zionist” transatlantic bankers and BRICS bankers. In fact, Chinese and Russian banks (along with everyone else) are in the process of implementing the Basel 3 bank reforms put out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which is hosted by the BIS."

Grist for the mill, I think it is good to pass such information along.

The link:

Lamenting Laverne
Sep 18, 2014 - 4:57pm

@ Achmachat

I hear you. The list of first wave member banks that DeaconBenjamin posted here was sobering.

"Goldman Sachs and UBS are among the first international members that also include Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, HSBC Holdings Plc, Standard Chartered Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deutsche Bank AG, Standard Bank Group Ltd. and Bank of Nova Scotia, according to a statement from the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Citigroup Inc., Societe Generale SA, Barrick Gold Corp., Newmont Gold Co. and Perth Mint are among the almost 30 institutions that may become members in the second batch, according to the statement."

I wonder who is involved in the Singapore exchange - and precisely which technical difficulties caused it to be delayed. On the other hand - the banks in question are out there to make money - and when there is no more juice to be squeezed on the downside, it will turn so they can squeeze the other way - that is - in the unlikely event that the status quo stays afloat for a longer duration.

I still think the information about 1-1 backing of paper with phys has a better chance in Asia and the Middle East. I simply cannot imagine a paper pyramid the size of what we have here now - being allowed in Dubai for instance.

Sep 18, 2014 - 5:10pm


Where's the link to the FBI report on Sandy Hook?

I don't see this at the links you provided. Where's this actual report? All I see is an image that anyone could have created.

I'd very much like to see the redacted report itself - do you have a link? That would be the only way to check if this is true.

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