…of bank$ter$, government$, fine$ and the mulberry bush.


Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush…

The bank$ loan money to governments so that the governments can govern.

If the governments default they’d be bankrupt.

The bank$ play dirty game$ and get caught with their finger$ in the jar.

The mother bank$, or the governments will punish and fine the naughty bank$

When the bank$ got into trouble the governments bail them out with the money the bank$ loaned them so that the bank$ could remain giving them loan$.

Can somebody tell me who created the mulberry bush??


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7 years on from crisis, $150 billion in bank fines and penalties

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India Outlawing Cash Altogether in 75 Cities


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Modi launches 75 cashless townships across 12 states

Nagpur, Apr 14 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched 75 cashless/less-cash townships, with an overwhelming 56 of them being in Gujarat.

The towns span across 12 states contributing to around 1.5 lakh cashless transactions per day and around 5.5 crore transactions a year.

Some of the prominent townships include those of state- owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), NTPC, SAIL and BHEL, as also those of cooperative firms like IFFCO and KRIBHCO.

Townships of private firms Reliance Industries, Adani, Essar and Welspun as also paramilitary forces BSF and CRPF also figure in the list.

Essar in a statement said two of its townships in Gujarat at Hazira (near Surat) and Vadinar (near Jamnagar) were today recognised as among townships pan-India that are less cash townships.

“The initiative was launched by NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog that declared Essar townships as ‘Cashless Role Model Township, which inspires other corporates to follow,” the statement said.

The townships were selected on the basis of a third-party assessment by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC).

To qualify as a less-cash townships, the conditions included the township must have completed deployment of a payment acceptance infrastructure, and all the families residing there would have to covered under training programmes. Also, more than 80 per cent of the total number of transactions must have been done through digital modes of payments during the review period.

“Of the two Essar townships, the Hazira township, also known as Nand Niketan, is India’s first private sector township to go cashless with the help of The Mobile Wallet (TMW), a Mumbai-based financial technology company,” the statement said


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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday the 14th, that 75 cities will be designated cashless/less-cash townships, with an overwhelming 56 of them being in Gujarat. Modi is determined to bring India into the 21st century. He is being cheered behind the curtain and every government is keenly watching the results. The townships were actually selected on the basis of a recommendation by none other than Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) furthering the G20 agenda to stamp out tax evasion worldwide.

We should be paying close attention to this effort for it is really a global effort to desperately try to support a complete collapse in the world monetary system that is on the horizon.

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Banks Secretly Report All Cash Transactions to the Police


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I have warned that governments around the world are engaged in the greatest collection of data in human history, tracking everything we do because they are going broke. This is just the hunt for money pretending to be looking for terrorists. Collecting every phone call, email, and text message is far too much data to ever allow preventative action. They have been limiting cash everywhere. India simply cancelled the currency overnight to eliminate cash. Now, New Zealand banks are being ordered to provide police with customer details on each and EVERY cash transaction over $10,000, claiming this is a crackdown on money laundering and the potential financing of terrorism. Of course, the money laundering really means hiding money from the government to avoid taxes.

Under new rules, banks will give police personal information including names, locations, and even phone numbers of any person depositing or withdrawing cash, for now making that $10,000. In the USA, if you did three transactions over a week of say $9,000 each, that in itself is another CRIME they call structuring, which is the practice of executing financial transactions such as making bank deposits in a specific pattern, calculated to avoid triggering financial institutions to file reports required by law. Under the US Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Internal Revenue Code section 6050I (Form 8300), structuring is a pattern of avoiding taxes they call money laundering, which they pretend is now to protect us against terrorists when in fact 99.9% is all about tax revenues. The penalty is up to 5 years in prison. Should this involve $100,000 over one year, the penalty is up to 10 years in prison under Title 31, Section 5324.

To make this perfectly clear, they DO NOT NEED TO PROVE that the money is part of any other crime. Merely trying to avoid reporting by structuring transactions is the crime even if you have already paid your taxes on that money. The New Zealand police say that this is a “crucial step in gathering intelligence”, but there is no requirement that any other crime took place. Simply hiding your own money is a crime.

These people elected to government DO NOT represent us, they only represent the state and we are presumed to all be criminals. In their mind, nobody is innocent. It’s just a question of proof.

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President #Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again


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Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:

Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I’m representing.

There’s a keen insight in there that could, just maybe, transform our lives, America, and the world. No “global currency?”  Was this, with the poetic observation that “there is no such thing as a global anthem…or a global flag,” just a trope? Or could it contain a political portent with potential high impact on world financial markets?  Let’s drill down.

As it happens, there is a global currency.

It’s called the “U.S. dollar.”

Most international trade is priced in dollars. The Bretton Woods international monetary system invested the dollar, which then was defined as and (internationally) was legally convertible to gold at $35/oz, with global currency status.  France’s then-finance minister, later its president, Valéry  Giscard d’Estaing, called the “reserve currency” status of the dollar — its status, along with gold, as global currency — an “exorbitant privilege.”

By this d’Estaing was alluding to the fact, as summarized at Wikipedia, that “As American economist Barry Eichengreen summarized: ‘It costs only a few cents for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to produce a $100 bill, but other countries had to pony up $100 of actual goods in order to obtain one.'” That privilege, which made great sense during the period immediately after World War II, became a curse.

In 1971 President Nixon, under the influence of his Svengali-like Treasury Secretary John Connally, “suspend[ed] temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold.” That closure proved durable instead of temporary. The dollar became, and remains, the world’s global currency.

What had been an “exorbitant privilege” devolved into an exorbitant liability. As my former professional colleague John D. Mueller, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, formerly Rep. Jack Kemp’s chief economist, writing in the Wall Street Journal in Trump’s Real Trade Problem Is Money recently and astutely observed:

a monetary system based on a reserve currency is unsustainable, since foreign official dollar reserves (for example) are acquired and must be repaid in goods. In other words, the increase in official dollar reserves equals the net exports of the rest of the world, which means it must also equal U.S. international payments deficits—an unsustainable situation.

In other words, if President Trump wishes to address America’s merchandise trade deficit (balanced to perfection, of course, by a capital accounts surplus) he will find that allowing the dollar to be used as the global currency is the real snake in the economic woodpile.  The dollar’s burden as the international reserve currency, not currency manipulation by our trading partners or bad treaties, is the true villain in the ongoing melodrama of crummy job creation.

Mueller’s Wall Street Journal column enumerates the three options open to President Trump:

First, muddle along under the current “dollar standard,” a position supported by resigned foreigners and some nostalgic Americans—among them Bryan Riley and William Wilson at the Heritage Foundation, and James Pethokoukis at the American Enterprise Institute.

Second, turn the International Monetary Fund into a world central bank issuing paper (e.g., special drawing rights) reserves—as proposed in 1943 by Keynes, since the 1960s by Robert A. Mundell, and in 2009 by Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China. Drawbacks: This kind of standard is highly political and the allocation of special drawing rights essentially arbitrary, since the IMF produces no goods.

Third, adopt a modernized international gold standard, as proposed in the 1960s by Rueff and in 1984 by his protégé Lewis E. Lehrman …and then-Rep. Jack Kemp.

To “muddle along” would, of course, be entirely antithetical to Trump’s promise to Make America Great Again. It would destroy his crucial commitment to get the economy growing at 3%+ — vastly faster than it has for the past 17 years  — which also happens to be the recipe for robust job creation and upward income mobility for workers. It also is the essential ingredient for balancing the federal budget while rebuilding our infrastructure and military.

To turn the IMF into a world central bank would, of course, be anathema to Trump’s economic nationalism. To subordinate the dollar to the IMF’s SDR would be equivalent to lowering Old Glory and replacing the American flag with the flag of the United Nations on every flagpole in America. Unthinkable under a Trump administration.

That leaves the third option, to “adopt a modernized international gold standard, as proposed in the 1960s by Rueff and in 1984 by his protégé Lewis E. Lehrman … and then-Rep. Jack Kemp” (whose eponymous foundation I advise). To this one should add, as Forbes.com contributor Nathan Lewis has shrewdly observed, the removal of tax and regulatory barriers to the use of gold as currency.

As I have repeatedly observed Donald Trump shows a strong affinity for gold. He has also shown a keen intuitive grasp of  how the gold standard was crucial to having made America great:

Donald Trump: “We used to have a very, very solid country because it was based on a gold standard,” he told WMUR television in New Hampshire in March last year. But he said it would be tough to bring it back because “we don’t have the gold. Other places have the gold.”

Trump’s comment to GQ: “Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy, would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money.”

Trump has been misled to believe that “we don’t have the gold. Other places have the gold.” In fact, the United States, Germany, and the IMF together have about as much gold as the rest of the world combined and America has well more than Germany and the IMF combined. [Note: This column has been updated to clarify that the United States has well more gold than Germany and the IMF combined but not, as originally stated, more than twice as much.]

We have the gold. Bringing back the gold standard would not be very hard to do.

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Flood At Warehouse Full Of IDR And USD – SAMPAI GUDANG IDR DAN USD BANJIR NUNGGU RESPON JOKOWI


What’s going on?
Tons of money of IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) and new USD (Treasury notes) are being stored in a warehouse at a secret location in Indonesia.

Catatan Harta Amanah Soekarno

Seorang penjaga gudang uang yang berisi mata uang dollar Amerika Serikat (USD) dan rupiah (IDR) dalam bentuk edisi terbaru mengatakan bahwa gudangnya sudah kemasukan air hujan setiap kali hujan turun. Repotnya, justru sekarang sedang musim hujan, sehingga hampir tiap hari ia bersama teman-teman penjaga gudang mengeringkan air hujan tersebut agar uang tidak terendam air.

img_20161006_114729Safarians.net ____ Oleh karena itu ia meminta kepada penulis untuk menyampaikan pesan agar Presiden Joko Widodo dapat menerima uang-uang ini untuk digunakan dalam pembangunan infrastruktur di Indonesia yang konon kini mencapai kebutuhan Rp 4.500 triliun.

Ketika ditanya oleh penulis, apakah bersedia memenuhi kebutuhan Pemerintah sekarang sekitar Rp 4.500 triliun? Ia menjawab, bahwa isi gudangnya itu melebihi angka tersebut. Tetapi mata uang yang ada di dalam gudang yang ia jaga hanya mata uang dollar Amerika Serikat dan rupiah yang semuanya dalam edisi terbaru.

Untuk melaksanakan amanah itu, penulis pun sudah mengirim sms ke handphone Presiden Jokowi tembusan…

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Tick Tock…The World’s Most Dangerous Bank Is Falling To Pieces!!


Deutsche Bank Collapsing in Real Time!!

Don’t you miss those days of the “Green Shoots”?!
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As planned, almost to the day, the destruction of the Global Derivative Complex is happening as banks and hedge funds are trying to get their capital OUT of the world’s largest Derivative Holder – Deutsche Bank
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Some Deutsche Bank Clients Reduce Collateral on Trades
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“A number of funds that clear derivatives trades with Deutsche Bank AG have withdrawn some excess cash and positions held at the lender, a sign of counterparties’ mounting concerns about doing business with Europe’s largest investment bank.” END

The “Run” on the derivative banks has now officially begun!

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Emergency Update: Deutsche Bank Plunges as Funds Reportedly Start Yanking $$; Get Out of Financials

Mike Larson here with an emergency update. Shares of Deutsche Bank (DB) plunged more than 6.7% after reports circulated that some funds are starting to yank money out of the German bank.

Specifically, Bloomberg reported that several hedge funds that clear derivatives with DB are pulling excess money from the bank and moving it elsewhere. They include names like Millennium Partners, Capula Investment Management, and Rokos Capital Management. – Money And Markets


Insider “Deutsche Bank COLLAPSE Tomorrow – Friday 9-30-2016” – Will Wipe out banking system worldwide!

German Bank insiders are confirming to SuperStation95 that Germany’s largest, Bank, Deutsche Bank” will “colapse” tomorrow, Friday, September 30, 2016.  The German government has no plans to bail out the bank and its demise could wipe out Banks in the US and other countries worldwide!

According to the insider:

System downfall tomorrow. A collapse of this bank is unavoidable now, and it wipes out everything immediately.
Wolfgang Gerke, President of the Bavarian Finance Centre, the German bank sees in a serious imbalance.

“This is absolutely not about Peanuts. We experience real shockwaves. The Bank is in real trouble, “Gerke said the Thursday edition of the” Passauer Neue Presse “.

This is as good as a death sentence. It is insider info (presumably from the DB itself), after the financial collapse is to take place on 30 September.

UPDATE 12:58 PM EDT —

Germans are being quietly told that ALL BANKS in Germany will close on October 1, ALL ATMS, Credit and Debit Cards are likely to be “unavailable” for unknown duration! !  !

European Central Bank Chairman  Draghi refused to talk about Deutsche Bank today, saying It is not his fault the bank appears to be in trouble.

German Insider:

There is panic in DB now. A lot of People withdraw money, close accounts. One guy says he transferred 25’000 Euro and the bank called him back if the amount and transaction is correct and true! Still has not sent the money!

This is a developing story, please check back.

Stock markets worldwide have now tuned-in to this situation and they are falling fast . . . .


Deutsche Bank – The Meltdown Crisis

Ten of the large hedge funds are withdrawing from Deutsche Bank. What must be understood here is that Deutsche Bank is the main clearing house for trades in Europe. The problem the hedge funds have is where do they move for clearing? Short-term, they can move to New York or London. With over $60 trillion derivative book at the Deutsche Bank, the government is totally incapable of even understanding how to deal with this crisis. We are looking at a major crisis in confidence.

Merkel is simply out of her mind to adhere to this insane policy of a bail-in. How can hedge funds stay with clearing at Deutsche Bank when she takes this position that would set off a catastrophic global meltdown. It still appears that Merkel will have to blink. Once people realize this is the real crisis, then the German debt market should turn down rather hard.

The pressure is clearly building based upon how my own phone is melting down. This illustration based upon IMF data, illustrates the global contagion. I “BELIEVE” that Merkel will be compelled to blink. We may see an announcement this weekend at the latest where she must address this issue. The implications of a global contagion go far beyond Germany.

Investors in Deutsche Bank are obviously looking to Merkel and whether or not she will step up to the plate here. DB shares have plummeted more than 50 percent this year. The prospect of bailing out Deutsche Bank is particularly a problem when Merkel seeking a fourth term in an election next year. Her view is to hold to what she took as a position. Hence, must the world suffer for her personal political career once again?

The EC attack on Apple has led to a backlash where the US Justice Department in retaliation wants a multibillion-dollar fine from DB. This is also contributing to the problem of DB being in the cross-hairs of US prosecutors who also seek to further their political career not unlike Merkel.

Merkel’s spokesman said the government sees “no grounds” for talk of state funding for DB. This simply cannot stand in the face of a major global contagion. The government would have to step in if Deutsche Bank was really in major trouble and hedge funds reducing exposure are abandoning the bank. You can bet by tomorrow, every bank will be trying to reduce their exposure to DB by the weekend.

John Cryan, Deutsche Bank’s chief executive officer, has come out publicly saying that raising capital “is currently not an issue,” and as far as a bailout from government, he has stated Merkel’s position that such support is “out of the question for us.” This entire crisis is actually set in motion by Merkel who championed to keep taxpayers off the hook in a crisis. She pushed for bail-ins and not bail-outs and this has made it far more difficult for governments to support banks in Europe. The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, which is the cornerstone of Europe’s efforts to tackle too-big-to-fail banks, takes the position that the need any such extraordinary public financial support indicates that a firm is “failing or likely to fail,” that will trigger the resolution. Now, support for banks is highly restricted and has devastated Greece, Italy, and Portugal. Consequently, if Merkel now intervenes on Deutsche Bank’s behalf, she is basically saying the law is for everyone else but Germany. That will lead to internal protests within the EU.

Internationally, if Merkel’s governing coalition does not step up to support Deutsche Bank, the political fallout globally will in itself cause a major crisis probably by November.  Clearly, the need for some sort of state intervention would outweigh calculations about the political fallout. Merkel will cause the international chaos if DB fails and it can fail if this bank run continues. DB needs to be restructured but when it is the biggest in Europe, it cannot be merged as a shotgun wedding. Its business must reduce risk for itself and the connection of other banks. The German government could assume a stock investment. The legal restrictions prevents extraordinary support as state aid that would distort competition by favoring one company over another. Under the EU law, the German government could just take an equity stake. That would not be a bailout in the classic terms that Merkel opposed. It must be carried out at current market conditions. They cannot arbitrarily supply money at some agreed upon share price that is away from the market.

Euro HangingOne loophole under EU regulation would allow Merkel bailout DB provided it is only to “remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a member state and preserve financial stability.” This must be only a temporary measure. This would qualify and she can claim that she is following the EU law and it is not different from country to country. However, EU state-aid rules require junior creditors and shareholders to share losses. Therein lies the problem of a global contagion.

If Merkel actually tried to inject government funds into Deutsche Bank or purchase its capital instruments, it may do so only if there is a capital shortfall identified. Still, there must be no advantage to DB from a competition perspective. The interesting problem that would emerge, highlights the clearing crisis. The European Union would then NEED British banks for clearing. In the face of BREXIT, they are not likely to concede that at any time, so there is another nail in the coffin of the euro. – Armstrong Economics

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Warren Buffett Is Out Of The Casino


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Jeff Berwick

Warren Buffett Is the Latest Billionaire To Jump Ship From The Markets

Right now the market is perceived to be so dangerous that it’s even chased the most fearless value investors to the sidelines.

Just this evening, in the Presidential debate, Trump warned that the stock market was a bubble “about to pop”.

Now, the bearish billionaire circle has grown even wider with the addition of Warren Buffett.

The “Oracle of Omaha” as he’s known, currently has more money outside the markets than ever before in his five decades running Berkshire-Hathaway.

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This is a striking fact considering that Buffett is very well known for his long-term investment strategy – an approach that requires one to constantly have most of their capital tied up in order to generate consistent returns.

That’s right, as the S&P 500 is near record highs, Warren Buffet is more out of the market than he has ever been and waiting for a collapse.

That the 86 year old has so much dry powder, shows his anticipation of a massive market crisis and quite possibly the biggest buying opportunity of his life. Just like us, Buffet is ready to survive and prosper through this calamity.

And with asset prices at all time highs and CNBC and Fox business puppets still perpetuating the great recovery myth, you might expect all these smart money billionaires to be piling into stocks to ride the upside. Instead they obviously know the “goldilocks” recovery holds true to its name’s fairytale origin.

They say “follow the smart money”… and Buffett is known as one of the smartest!

And even more multi-billion dollar fund managers are coming out and warning.

Tad Rivelle, the chief investment officer of TCW’s $195 billion investment fund, is yet another outspoken multi-billion dollar fund manager who’s expressed concern about the economy and monetary policy gone awry.

Rivelle mentioned in a Bloomberg interview last week that he thinks it’s “Time to leave the dance floor” because, to paraphrase, corporate debt is piling up faster than income is increasing.

In a note to investors Rivelle argued, “Face it: the central banking Emperors have no clothes.” he continued:

“…The Fed could continue to use its printing press to falsify capital market signals, but to what end? When a central bank buys an asset with an electronically printed dollar, a “something for nothing” trade has taken place. Unless everything we understand about economics is plain wrong, the Fed cannot go on blithely adding printing press dollars to the system and expect no ill effects.”

The letter continues:

“Our counsel remains as it has been: avoid those assets that will be broken in the coming de-leveraging while keeping a ‘steady as she goes’ attitude towards the future purchase of those assets that will merely bend when the flood comes.”  

He actually called the coming de-leveraging, “the flood”. Even the language of these top money people is biblical in nature.

When we first began ringing the alarm bells about an impending financial crisis last summer, we were nearly the only ones doing it.  Then, month after month, some of the biggest names in money and finance have not only climbed aboard our bandwagon, but have practically stampeded past us.

Now, we can barely keep up with the amount of people warning of impending doom.

Last summer we made a call for subscribers that earned 4,500% in just three days by calling the market crash in late August correctly.

And, our Senior Market Analyst, Ed Bugos, has just reissued a very similar play in an alert to Premium subscribers on September 16th.

There is no guarantee we’ll make another 4,500% gain in a short amount of time, of course.  But it is virtually the exact same investment play we made last summer which made a fortune.

And, that was before we had the likes of Soros, Trump, Rothschild, Jim Rogers and numerous other billionaires, also feeling the same way as us.

We are now less than a week away from the end of the Jubilee Year and if our call is right, we could again make mind boggling returns in just the next few weeks or months.

And, the best part about this type of an out-of-the-money shot is that you can put a small amount of money into it and possibly make large returns… and if it is wrong, you lose just a small amount of money.

Subscribe to TDV Premium and get immediate access to Ed Bugos’ pick in his alert of September 16th.

If the ship’s going down, and soon, it’ll be much more enjoyable making a massive investment return off of it than going down with everyone else.

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