A2A with John Titus

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John Titus is the publisher of the YouTube channel, "Best Evidence". His recent works have included extraordinary documentaries on subjects such as The Financial Crisis and the lack of criminal prosecutions in the years since. His latest production, "All The Plenary's Men" will be released on Friday.

Most readers of TFMR are familiar with John's work. His documentaries have covered...

John's new production deals with the corruptive power held by the Bank of International Settlements and its agents. Its title is "All The Plenary's Men" and, once it's released on Friday, it will be embedded below.

Ahead of the release, it was great to visit directly with John about his work and I think you'll find this to be a fascinating and thought-provoking podcast.

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boomer sooner
Apr 29, 2017 - 3:34pm
boomer sooner
Apr 29, 2017 - 3:24pm

@lakedweller2

I agree, but how can "we the people" get someone in the captured court system take up the cause.

My argument is that a Peoples Court will need to spring up, outside the formal legal system. The proceedings can be live on the web.

lakedweller2
Apr 29, 2017 - 2:24pm

Solution

Ignore the immunity agreement with the BIS, follow US Statutes, indict and prosecute bankers, let bankers appeal and have Supremes say that foreign agreement does NOT supersede US Fraud and criminal conspiracy statutes and jail the bastards.

OOOBuck
Apr 29, 2017 - 2:06pm

Murphy - that Blythe video was excellent

It also introduced me to the Kalecki paper from 1943. What an incredible document! It's only 7 pages long but every sentence will give you pause. Wow!

infometron
Apr 29, 2017 - 2:05pm

John Titus on X22 Report Spotlight

Exposing The Real Sovereign Authority Of The United States: John Titus
Orange
Apr 29, 2017 - 2:01pm

Dr. Dave

Perhaps you have connections to pass the Plenary's Men video, as well as the others, to Trump.

Also tell Trump the only thing he should do is expose the fact that he is being controlled, and American representatives do not represent Americans. Expose the Banksters.

As a recent US citizen and a first time voter, I have now decided it's no longer worth my time.

People like Craig, Dr. Dave, John Titus, to just name a few, have started the world revolution of truth that needs to spread.

Excellent work!

infometron
Apr 29, 2017 - 1:20pm

A missed opportunity!

Too bad we didn't think to ask John about this:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-31/yellen-urged-to-halt-...

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by Jesse Hamilton and Benjamin Bain

January 31, 2017, 1:46 PM PST

  • Fed isn’t authorized to participate, McHenry says in letter

  • Lawmaker says president will prioritize American interests

A key lawmaker wants U.S. banking regulators to halt talks over international agreements until President Donald Trump has a chance to review their work and replace top negotiators.

“The Federal Reserve must cease all attempts to negotiate binding standards burdening American business until President Trump has had an opportunity to nominate and appoint officials that prioritize America’s best interests,” House Financial Services Committee Vice Chairman Patrick McHenry wrote in a letter to Fed Chair Janet Yellen dated Tuesday.

McHenry and other congressional Republicans have regularly railed against the international negotiations designed to guide bank regulators, saying the process is opaque and allows foreign nations to impose their views on U.S. rulemakers. The North Carolina lawmaker said the Fed’s continued talks with “global bureaucrats in foreign lands” is unacceptable and that it doesn’t have the authority to participate.

Fed officials including Governor Daniel Tarullo often participate as U.S. representatives in international groups including the Financial Stability Board and Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The central bank is an independent agency, meaning its largely insulated from White House control, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said she intends to finish her term, which doesn’t expire until February 2018.

Eric Kollig, a Fed spokesman, said the central bank has received the letter and is planning to respond.

‘Comprehensive Review’

McHenry said the international process is too secretive and the agreements are “killing American jobs.” Existing accords will likely need “comprehensive review,” he said.

Though the lawmaker’s letter was critical of “binding standards” being negotiated, adoption of most of the international accords isn’t mandatory for participating countries. When the U.S. has agreed to accords in the past, the regulators have only instituted them domestically after opening the proposed rules to public comment. The Fed’s banking regulations are typically tougher than those instituted in other countries.

The Fed continues to participate in discussions, including in efforts to change earlier capital standards known as Basel III. In those talks, U.S. bank regulators have taken a hard line against European Union representatives seeking more leeway for banks to use internal models to determine their capital levels, people familiar with the talks have said.

Jeff Butler, a spokesman for McHenry, said in an e-mail that the lawmaker wants the Fed to coordinate with the Trump Administration going forward.

“To do otherwise will only lead to confusion among international regulators and create global financial instability,” Butler said.

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That last statement seems very suspicious to me.

No doubt this will be treated in John's third installment of his 'trilogy'.

So, will Trump flip flop on this as well... The following is not too encouraging:

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/28/trump-im-a-nationalist-and-a-globalist/

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Edit: I've also just come across this:

Will Trump build a wall protecting US banks from global rules?

by Howard Davies*

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/01/trump-us-banks-federal-...

also published here:

https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/america-first-financial-regulation-201...

and here:

https://eu-n.info/en/howard-davies/

*•Sir Howard Davies, the first chairman of the UK’s Financial Services Authority (1997-2003), is chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He was director of the London School of Economics (2003-11) and served as deputy governor of the Bank of England and director-general of the Confederation of British Industry.

Another Edit: Here is an article on Yellen's response to McHenry

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-yellen-g20-exclusive-idUSKBN15T21E

...

"We will continue to coordinate with the Treasury Department, which is itself a member of several international forums related to financial services, such as the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, as well as with the other U.S. supervisory agencies that participate in various international forums," Yellen wrote in a Feb. 10 letter to McHenry, who is vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

"In exercising our longstanding authorities and responsibilities for consulting with our foreign counterparts, we share the objective that the whole U.S. government must work constructively to ensure a strong, stable U.S. economy and financial system," she added.

...

Yellen noted in the letter that standards recommended by international bodies are not binding unless they are adopted by U.S. authorities acting under U.S. law, often after a public comment period. The Fed has at times adopted different domestic standards than those discussed globally, she added.

"Strong regulatory standards enhance the stability of the U.S. financial system," she wrote. "By participating in the development of international regulatory standards, the Federal Reserve can influence the standards in ways that promote the financial stability of the United States and the competitiveness of U.S. firms."

[I haven't found a copy of Yellen's entire letter, but if anyone finds it, please post.]

But I have found this video of her congressional testimony from February 10th 2017:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?404386-1/federal-reserve-chair-janet-yelle...

Yet another edit: Found this open letter response to McHenry's statement

https://www.moneyandbanking.com/commentary/2017/2/5/an-open-letter-to-congressman-patrick-mchenry

by Stephen G. Cecchetti and Kermit L. Schoenholtz

"Dear Vice Chair McHenry,

"We find your January 31 letter to Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen both misleading and misguided.

"It is in the best interest of U.S. citizens and our financial system that the Federal Reserve (and all the other U.S. regulators) continue to participate actively in international financial-standard-setting bodies. The Congress has many opportunities to hold the Fed accountable for its regulatory actions, which are very transparent. We hope that the new U.S. Administration will support the Fed’s efforts to promote a safe and efficient global financial system..."

In June 2008, Cecchetti [became] Economic Adviser and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and a member of the Executive Committee of the BIS.[3]

Schoenholtz was named in 2015 as a member of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research. He also is a panel member of the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

NW VIEW
Apr 29, 2017 - 12:53pm

The Producers are always choked!

We all see that the mines, that produce the minerals, are controlled by those who never pick up a shovel. The investors and the workers within the mines must sell their products according to the manipulations of the paper prices. What is new?

The prices, likewise, for cotton, coffee, lumber, cocoa, cattle, hogs, wheat, corn, soybeans, rice, etc. are also controlled by non-farm owners who never drive a tractor nor use a number 2 shovel. The prices are manipulated just as it is for the mines. Ask the farmers about the paper prices for their products.

Many are benefited by lower prices at the expense,of the labor, of the few. The day will come when the mines will close, their product being worthless, and the many seeking out an active farm to purchase any commodities available at the farmer's pricing. jmo

abundance
Apr 29, 2017 - 12:41pm
Apr 29, 2017 - 11:43am

And in a win for our cause

I've gotten an assurance from ZH that they will soon publish John's video.

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