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Most of you won’t do anything about this, but at least you should know who it is that conscripted your wealth.

It’s not just the current group in Washington and Wall Street that are to blame.  Heck, it’s been going on for a couple of hundred years.  At least now there is internet and people can get the truth, if they are interested.

When Susan and I arrived in Miami, our Comcast system was out of order (TV, phone and Internet) and while we waited (11-days) for wireless internet to be installed, we had a lot of free “no TV” time on our hands.  I purchased the first three seasons of Hell on Wheels and the first three seasons of Boardwalk Empire on DVDWe stayed up late, every night, watching hour after hour of these two exceptional series.  We finished Hell on Wheels and are half way through season two of Boardwalk Empire.  These are both outstanding series.  Along with Breaking Bad and Ray Donovan, they are the best entertainment on TV.  There are corrupt politicians who take orders from wealthy power hungry bankers and power brokers.  Just like it is now – nothing has changed since our founding fathers gave us a Constitution and the wisdom to be free – if we could hold onto it.  We didn’t!  We accepted a central bank (the Fed) and allowed Wall Street to run wild without fear of any paying for their crimes (other than slap-on-the-wrist fines).  Our politicians are, for the most part, a disgrace.  Even Main Stream CNBC’s Jim Cramer is fed up.  He said:

Smart money should look for any possible means to flee the dollar. The United States is “a laughing stock around the world, maybe worse than Italy in some ways when I look at benchmarks,” he said on Squawk Box. “We have obviously lost the faith of a lot of countries.

If there is a way to get your money out of this country, Cramer suggests putting it in Germany and he even suggests buying gold. “If I were in the shoes of China, Kuwait, Brazil or Japan, I would do it immediately.

This is a good opportunity — between now and the next wrangle — where you can find a safe haven. Whether it be gold, whether it be the euro or whether it be, frankly, the Chinese currency.

The Chinese do not squawk. The Chinese do not complain,” Cramer said.

He pointed out that gold soared over $30 an ounce during the trade on Thursday. “Obviously” someone was putting money into the metal instead of the dollar.”

-Money News, October 18, 2013

This has been going on for over two centuries.  Nothing happening today is new.  It’s just more of the same.

And here we are in 2013 – just like in the TV series from 1865 and 1920.  Below is an article from Zero Hedge:

“New York Is Drowning In Bribes And Corruption”

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2013 – 21:33

Public corruption, based on all the evidence, appears rampant. And the ranks of those convicted in office have swelled to absolutely unacceptable levels. State Senators as well as State Assemblymen; elected officials as well as party leaders; city council members as well as town mayors; Democrats as well as Republicans.

- Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

It’s no surprise that New York is exceedingly corrupt. It’s a huge city, with a ton of wealth and massive income inequality. That’s basically the primary breeding ground for wide-scale corruption. However, it also comes as no surprise that the situation has gotten a lot worse in recent years. After all, NYC is the headquarters of some of the largest financial institutions in the world. As such, some of the worst actors in the recent financial collapse call the city home. The whole world watched as these criminals and shysters not only evaded criminal charges, but were also rewarded trillions of dollars of public support for their efforts.The example was set. Crime pays, and now the entire city seems to be following their lead.

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Before I move forward, here is a short YouTube video I would like you to watch.  Some people are irate at what is going on in Washington.  What is surprising is that it was presented on Main Stream TV over at MSNBC…

Dylan Ratigan (rightfully) loses it on air

 

 

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