I identified interest rates as being one of my major concerns.
When I speak of interest rates I am really speaking of the FED as their open market operations add or subtract to the economic liquidity which helps set interest rates. Its this liquidity (either too much or little) not only has the effect they desire by controlling interest rates but an unintended consequence is its indirect effect on the prices of other assets, such as stocks. So when I hear the FED is reducing liquidity I become concerned as this move in the past has been the catalyst for a market correction. –chuck gibson
Catherine Austin Fitts: Enormous Global Incentive to Avoid War
SLOW BURN: The BLACK-BUDGET is IMPORTANT!
The mature economies have shifted capital (flows) out of the “old” system to the BLACK-BUDGET (illegal and secret) to fund what “new system”? [Ron and many others consider militarization/commercialization of outer-space and other advanced, secret technologies to be part of this increasingly costly hidden agenda]
Rising interest rates are another possible problem in 2014.
… If interest rates start to move up quickly, we have no idea what could happen to that interest rate book.
… It’s literally like a nuclear bomb that could go off.
… If they can’t prevent the rapid rise [interest rate], I think [government] will have war because that is the only way [they] can force the intercession [needed] to keep a lid on things.”
Nations Largest Cocaine Smuggler Revealed: The DEA
Published on Jan 15, 2014
For decades, it has been rumored the United States government was secretly sponsoring the smuggling of cocaine into the country. Federal officials have long denied such speculation, pointing out the billions of dollars spent intercepting drugs. Newly released documents, and testimony from Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA) officials now show the stories of government running cocaine are true.
An investigation conducted in Mexico found the American government allowed that country’s largest drug cartel, Sinaloa, to operate without fear of persecution. That groups is estimated to be responsible for 80 percent of the cocaine coming into the country through Chicago. In exchange, the leaders of Sinaloa provided the DEA information on rival gangs.
The drug cartel working with the federal government is run by . He is considered to be the world’s most powerful drug trafficker. In addition to Chicago, his group also maintains cocaine operations in several major cities around the country.
Written statements were provided to a U.S. District Court in Chicago, confirming the alliance between the DEA and Mexico’s largest cocaine cartel. The written testimony, combined with other evidence, shows DEA officials met with leaders of the Sinaloa cartel more than 50 times between 2000 and 2012. This would mean DEA-authorized drug smuggling goes back to at least the beginning of the George W. Bush administration, and continued for year under Barack Obama.
One of the groups leaders, Vincente Zambada-Niebla, claims the American government also sent military-grade weapons to Sinoloa. According to the latest revelations, it was these weapons which were part of the Fast-and-Furious scandal. Automatic firearms which disappeared during that operation, led by Eric Holder, were used to kill U.S. Border agents.
This latest evidence and testimony points toward a massive scandal, involving both Republican and Democratic administrations. At the very least, this provides the best evidence so far that the Federal government was sponsoring the smuggling of billions of dollars of cocaine into the United States. Worse still, weapons purchased for the U.S. military may have been sent to the cartel, and used to kill American agents.
Those actions transcend any partisan politics.