Archivo para diciembre, 2011

29-12-2011 El Sayal y la Purpura

Posted in Uncategorized on diciembre 30, 2011 by Ajmaknic

EL SAYAL Y LA PÚRPURA

(A Fernando Fluguerto Martí)

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Bastiones, almenas, lampadarios.

Algún puente de dos arcos.

Y la marcha de los jinetes

con su conjunto de gallardetes y alabardas.

La luz cenital sobre el muro de piedras milenarias,

y el brillo dorado de las aldabas

con su forma de endriagos y leones.

Las fuentes umbrías en cuya frescura

abrevan pájaros ligeros y leves

como plumas exóticas

y en el hueco de la mano

el destello de la gema

engarzada por algún Cellini

para la esclavina o el ropón florentino.

Cruces templarias y joyas esmeraldinas

en el corte del escorzo. Tapices persas.

La curul para sentarse, el triclinio para otros fines.

El campo herido por los menhires

que enclavados como gigantes de piedra y tiempo

otean la campiña con pesadumbre de siglos.

Y allende el septentrión los pagos mesetarios

donde rigen los basaltos, el cetro implacable

y más al norte la Bahía sin Fondo

donde el Antiguo Fuerte Abandonado

fue proa y promontorio de una gesta legendaria.

Los símbolos celtas, las serpientes

– mansas y prudentes – , el círculo,

Parménides y Fra Lucca Paccioli :

los blasones, las matras,

el linaje, la estirpe.

En el huerto el de Arimatea,

el Príncipe Nicodemo,

las pedrerías, los pectorales,

la liberación del Santo Sepulcro,

la columna de humo en el día,

la de fuego por las noches.

Las insignias, los manantiales,

las vertientes, los oráculos,

el nictálope en la vigilia de la Patria decadente.

¿ Del Fuerte saldrá dulzura ?

Una reata de onagros,

la encrucijada de caminos,

las tilapias del mar de Galilea ;

la mesa está dispuesta para el gran banquete

que prepara el viejo fundidor,

"el Vulcano en pantuflas",

porque un nuevo tiempo nos convoca y espera.

Jorge Castañeda

Valcheta – Río Negro

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28-12-2011 El Holocuento .

Posted in Uncategorized on diciembre 29, 2011 by Ajmaknic

"La cosa es que los judíos se creen el cuento de ser seres especiales, al extremo que pretenden ser "pueblo elegido" como si Dios los quisiese solo a ellos en desmedro de los demás seres humanos, que pasan a ser descalificados como "goim", de los cuales podrían disponer a su antojo como muchos rabinos siguen predicando hasta ahora. (Por ejemplo el rabino Yehuda Ribco, en Montevideo)
Tanto se creen ese cuento que para hacerlo rentable inventaron el Holocuento al punto de generar una lucrativa industria del victimalismo: el Holocausto.Inc"

28-12-2011 Adrián aclara panorama mundial .

Posted in Uncategorized on diciembre 28, 2011 by Ajmaknic

ADRIÁN ACLARA PANORAMA MUNDIAL

Las élites de Poder Global privado incrustadas dentro de los gobiernos más importantes del mundo parecieran estár empeñadas en imponer un Gobierno Mundial sobre todos nosotros, más temprano que tarde. Echemos un vistazo a 12 mega-procesos – verdaderos “disparadores” – que inferimos están utilizando para alcanzar sus objetivos.

Todos los caminos conducen a un Gobierno Mundial. Esto no debería ser ninguna sorpresa. El diario “Financial Times” de Londres abiertamente articula este punto de vista en un artículo de su comentarista en jefe para asuntos exteriores, Gideon Rachman, publicado el 8 de diciembre de 2009, cuyo título lo decía todo: “Y ahora por un Gobierno Mundial”. Estos objetivos son compartidos por los insiders en la Comisión Trilateral, el CFR y el Grupo Bilderberg – incluso por el Vaticano.

La Macro-gestión del planeta Tierra no es tarea fácil. Se requiere una planificación estratégica y táctica por parte de un gran grupo de expertos de la poderosa red de bancos de cerebros, aliada a las principales universidades de élite, por la que un verdadero ejército de investigadores, operadores, grupos de presión, multimedios globales y funcionarios de gobierno interactúan, todos abundantemente financiados por la superestructura mundial corporativo-bancaria.

Lo hacen de manera integral y holística, sabiendo que operan en diferentes escenarios que evolucionan a velocidades muy distintas; por ejemplo:

· Los disparadores financieros se mueven a la velocidad de la luz, gracias a las tecnologías de la informática que pueden hacer o romper mercados, monedas y países enteros, en sólo cuestión de horas o días;

· Los disparadores económicos se mueven más lentamente, pues la fabricación de automóviles, aviones, alimentos, ropa, la construcción de casas y fábricas lleva meses de tiempo;

· Los disparadores políticos vinculados al “sistema democrático”, colocan a sus políticos en el poder durante plazos específicos medidos en varios años;

· Los disparadores culturales, a su vez, requieren generaciones enteras para imponerse y es aquí donde la guerra psicológica ha llegado a “alturas” sin precedentes.

La administración de riesgos que esta gestión planetaria implica tiene en cuenta las muchas trampas y sorpresas que pueden surgir. Así, cada plan en cada campo cuenta con un ”Plan B” – incluso planes “C” y “D” – que pueden ser implementados de ser necesario.

Doce Disparadores para el Gobierno Mundial

Hoy en día, la élite del poder global está dando por concluida la “globalización” para darle paso al advenimiento de un Gobierno Mundial. Parafraseando al equilibrista de la obra “Así hablaba Zaratustra” del filósofo alemán Friedrich Nietzsche, esto implica “…. Un cruce peligroso, un camino peligroso, un detenerse y mirar hacia atrás peligroso …, un temblor peligroso y vacilante”

Estos 12 factores disparadores desencadenantes están interrelacionados y entrelazados dentro de una matriz integral altamente compleja y holística, que es muy flexible en sus tácticas pero rígidamente inflexible en sus objetivos estratégicos. Cuando se los visualiza como un todo, el panorama que se abre ante nuestros ojos indica que ese todo es mucho más que la mera suma de sus partes.

1) El derrumbe financiero. Desde 2008, al sistema financiero global se lo mantiene artificialmente con vida. Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, y el equipo de rufianes financieros de EE.UU. – Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, junto a los megabanqueros de Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, JPMorganChase, que trabajan junto al Banco de Inglaterra y el Banco Central Europeo – no tomaron ni tomarán medida alguna para ayudar a la población y a las economías nacionales en crisis. Sólo dan billones y billones de dólares y euros a la élite bancaria, imponiendo a través de los medios de comunicación el absurdo mito de que algunos bancos son “demasiado grandes para quebrar” (lo que en la neo-lengua orwelliana quiere decir que son “demasiados poderosos para quebrar”). ¿Por qué? Porque no son los gobiernos los que supervisan y controlan a Goldman Sachs, Citicorp, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, JPMorganChase, sino que la realidad es exactamente al revés …

2) Las crisis económicas. Hoy en día, “el capitalismo destructivo extremo” está haciendo colapsar a las economías nacionales y regionales, transformándolas en conglomeraciones de mano de obra internacional esclava barata tipo “Archipiélago Gulag” que el propio José Stalin envidiaría. Nuestros problemas no están en la economía real del mundo (en su mayor parte intacta), sino en el mundo falso y destructivos de las finanzas, los bancos y la especulación;

3) La inestabilidad social. La creciente pérdida del orden social en Grecia, Irlanda, Portugal, Islandia – y por venir – Italia, España y otros, desencadenará crecientemente violentos levantamientos sociales, incluso en EE.UU. y el Reino Unido;

4) Las pandemias. ¡Prepárese para más “gripes sorpresa”! Ellas conducirán a vacunaciones obligatorias, que serán una oportunidad discreta para implantar chips de identificción RFID en nuestros cuerpos, y para probar “virus inteligentes” dirigidos a ciertas cepas específicas de ADN. ¿Veremos surgir virus selectivos que sólo afectarán a ciertas razas y étnias como parte de futuras campañas de despoblación masiva?

5) Calentamiento Global. A medida que la economía mundial se hunde en el modo de “crecimiento cero”, el centro de gravedad de la economía pasará crecientemente de la expansión del crecimiento, hacia la contracción del consumo. ¿Se vienen los ya anunciados “créditos de carbono” que también abren la puerta hacia el control social total?

6) Mega ataques terroristas de “Falsa Bandera”. La Elite tiene este comodín bajo la manga para poner en marcha nuevas dramáticas “crisis” que servirán de atajos hacia la imposición de un Gobierno Mundial. ¿Veremos nuevos ataques que harán empalidecer el 11 de septiembre, para así justificar nuevas y mayores guerras globales, invasiones y genocidios? ¿Veremos detonar un arma nuclear sobre alguna gran ciudad para luego echarle la culpa a los “enemigos” de la Elite?

7) La generalización de la guerra en Oriente Medio. Mientras escribimos, fuerzas navales, bombarderos y ejércitos enteros se apuesta para atacar e invadir a Siria, Irán …

8) “Accidentes” ecológicos y ambientales. El accidente nuclear de Chernobyl de 1986 desencadenó el comienzo del fin de la antigua URSS, mostrándole al mundo y a los propios soviéticos que su Estado ya no era capaz de administrar correctamente sus instalaciones nucleares. En Abril del 2010 vimos la explosión de la plataforma petrolífera “Deepwater Horizon” de la BP que generó una eco-catástrofe en el Golfo de México; desde marzo del 2011 Japón y el mundo vienen luchando para mitigar los efectos del accidente nuclear más grande en el complejo nuclear de Fukushima Dai-ichi. ¿Existe “juego sucio” en esta clase de evetos?

9) El asesinato de una figura política o religiosa para echarle la culpa a un enemigo de la Elite. El Mossad, la CIA y el MI6 son muy buenos en hacer esta clase de juego sucio;

10) Ataques contra “Estados transgresores” – Irak, Libia … ¿Quiénes siguen? ¿Irán? ¿Siria? ¿Venezuela? ¿Corea del Norte?

11) Algún falso evento “religioso”. La creciente necesidad de las masas de hallarle un sentido a sus vidas las transforma en presa fácil a alguna escenificación “a-la-Hollywood” que podría consistir de un show holográfico mediático de realidad virtual en 3D, orquestando una supuesta “segunda venida”. ¿Veremos algún “personaje mesiánico” generado electrónicamente y actuando en sintonía con los objetivos de la élite mundial? ¿Quién se atrevería a ir en contra del propio “dios”?

12) Algún “contacto extraterrestre”. Esto también puede que esté en proceso de planeamiento. Durante décadas, grandes sectores de la población mundial han sido programados para creer en los extraterrestres. También en este caso, la tecnología holográfica podría escenificar un “aterrizaje de vehículos espaciales” – en el jardín de la Casa Blanca, por supuesto – poniendo así de relieve la “necesidad” que tendría la humanidad de contar con “una representación unificada” de cara a los extraterrestres. ¿Una justificación más para que tengamos un gobierno mundial?

¿Qué tienen en común todas estas “crisis” artificiales y entrelazadas? El calentamiento global, las pandemias, el “terrorismo internacional”, el colapso financiero, la depresión económica, e incluso los supuestos contactos extraterrestres? Todas sirven para demostrarle al mundo que no pueden ser abordadas por ninguna nación individualmente, por lo que se “justifica” la necesidad de erigir un Gobierno Mundial.

2012: Debemos mantenernos especialmente alertas, comprender las cosas como realmente son y no como los amos globales de la televisión nos quieren hacer creer.

Adrian Salbuchi para RT

26-12-2011 From Romania .

Posted in Uncategorized on diciembre 27, 2011 by Ajmaknic

FROM ROMANIA
Pravda, Ru – Monday 26 December, 2012

Dumitru Marian Marian · Top Commenter ·

GREETINGS FROM ROMANIA !
A NEW WORLD HAVE TO BE BUILT, OTHERWISE, IT WILL DISAPPEAR.
A NEW WORLD WHERE JEWS HAVE NO ACCESS IN INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF OTHER STATES AND MOST OF ALL IN USA.


(Truth need no comments. Only guts)

24-12-2011 Nochebuena .

Posted in Uncategorized on diciembre 24, 2011 by Ajmaknic

ESTA NOCHE ES NOCHEBUENA Y MAÑANA ES NAVIDAD

La noche anterior al Nacimiento es de silencio y preparación .
Al acostase el Sol el Sábado reina el puente entre Saturno y el Sol.
Es la oscuridad que nace al atardecer del sábado y crece durante la noche, cuando asciende el Sol Negro y llega a su Medianoche al cruzar en silencio el meridiano del lugar.
Luego descenderá mientras se acerca el crepúsculo matutino del día de Navidad.
Y al retroceder las sombras que cubrían la tierra y avanzar triunfante la claridad previa al momento del Nacimiento nuestros espíritus se llenan paulatinamente de Luz.
Esta Luz hará eclosión con el primer rayo de Sol que partirá del horizonte oriental y que nos señalará que Jesús ha nacido. Que Dios se ha encarnado y se manifiesta al mundo ya como cuerpo, alma y espíritu Divino.
Nuestros corazones entonces, encendidos y llenos del Espíritu Santo cantarán un himno de alabanzas :
"Goria al que venía y ha llegado"
"Nustra salvación se ha manifestado"

Y mientras el Universo le ofrece Oro, Mirra e Incienso en señal de su triple magisterio y reinado, nuestros corazones repiten alborozados el mantra :

"Tu Cuerpo, tu Alma y Espíritu se han hecho presentes en la Tierra.
Gloria a Dios en las alturas
Gloria a Cristo que surge detras del horizonte.
Gloria al Espíritu que nos inunda en su calor"

SS
FF

23-12-2011 US Dollar kaput !

Posted in Uncategorized on diciembre 24, 2011 by Ajmaknic

US DOLLAR KAPUTT !
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The government is printing money 24hours per day 7 days per week, to paper over the imploding U.S. economy. We’re about to enter a cycle of hyper-inflation that will devalue every dollar you own.

The S&P’s credit downgrade on U.S. debt hit the markets with a bang.

But it’s not over, yet.

The real disaster is still ahead…

When the U.S. dollar is downgraded.

There’s only so long the U.S. government can prop up the dollar.
After all, they’ve spent the last two years printing billions of dollars in bailouts and stimulus packages…

It looks like the U.S. dollar’s day of reckoning is finally here.

And it’s not good news for the dollar.

Note : that´s why we advice to get more :
Gold and Guns – Gold and Guns – Gold and Guns .

21-12-2011 USA corrupted ???

Posted in Uncategorized on diciembre 24, 2011 by Ajmaknic
The Corruption of America
Guest Editor
Porter Stansberry

The numbers tell us America is in decline… if not outright collapse.

I say “the numbers tell us” because I’ve become very sensitive to the impact this kind of statement has on people. When I warned about the impending bankruptcy of General Motors in 2006 and 2007, readers actually blamed me for the company’s problems — as if my warnings to the public were the real problem, rather than GM’s $400 billion in debt.

The claim was absurd. But the resentment my work engendered was real.

So please… before you read this column, which makes several arresting claims about the future of our country… understand I am only writing about the facts as I find them today. I am only drawing conclusions based on the situation as it stands. I am not saying that these conditions can’t improve. Or that they won’t improve.

The truth is; I am optimistic. I believe our country is heading into a crisis. But I also believe that… sooner or later… Americans will make the right choices and put our country back on sound footing.

Please pay careful attention to the data I cite. And please send me corrections to the facts. I will happily publish any correction that can be substantiated. But please don’t send me threats, accusations against my character, or baseless claims about my lack of patriotism. If I didn’t love our country, none of these facts would bother me. I wouldn’t have bothered writing this column.

I know this is a politically charged and emotional issue. My conclusions will not be easy for most readers to accept. Likewise, many of the things I am about to say will challenge folks to re- examine what they believe about their country. The facts about America today tell a painful story about a country in a steep decline, beset by problems of its own making.

I am speaking out now because I believe someone must. And I have the resources to do it. I am sharing these ideas because I know we have arrived at the moment of a long-brewing crisis.

Our political leaders, our business leaders, and our cultural leaders have made a series of catastrophic choices. The result has been a long decline in America’s standard of living.

For decades, we have papered over these problems with massive amounts of borrowing. But now, our debts total close to 400% of GDP, and America is the world’s largest borrower (after being the world’s largest creditor only 40 years ago)… And the holes in our society can no longer be hidden…

We’ve reached the point where we will have to fix what lies at the heart of America’s decline… or be satisfied with a vastly lower standard of living in the future.

How do I know? How do I statistically define the decline of America?

The broadest measure of national wealth is per-capita gross domestic product (GDP). Economists use this figure to judge standards of living around the world. It shows the value of the country’s annual production divided by the number of its citizens. No, the production isn’t actually divided among all the citizens, but this measure provides us with a fair benchmark to compare different economies around the world. Likewise, this measure shows the growth (or the decline) in wealth in societies across time.

So… is America growing richer or poorer based on per-capita GDP? Seems like a simple enough question, doesn’t it? Is our economy growing faster than our population? Are we, as individuals, becoming more affluent? Or is the pie, measured on a per-person basis, growing smaller?

This is the most fundamental measure of the success or the failure of any political system or culture. Are the legal and social rules we live under aiding our economic development or holding us back? What do the numbers say?

Unfortunately, it’s a harder question to answer than it should be. The problem is; we don’t have a sound currency with which to measure GDP through time. Until 1971, the U.S. dollar was defined as a certain amount of gold. And the price of gold was fixed by international agreement. It didn’t actually begin to trade freely until 1975. Therefore, the value of the U.S. dollar (and thus the value of U.S. production, which is measured in dollars) was manipulated higher for many years.

Even today, our government’s nominal GDP figures are greatly influenced by inflation. The influence of inflation is particularly pernicious in GDP studies. You see, inflation, which actually reduces our standard of living, drives up the amount of nominal GDP. So it creates the appearance of a wealthier country… while the nation is actually getting poorer.

The only real way to accurately measure per-capita GDP is to build our own model. The need to build our own tools tells you something important — the government doesn’t want anyone to know the answer to this question. It could easily publish data far more accurate than the indexes it puts out. But government doesn’t want anyone to know. And it wants to be able to say “those aren’t the real data” when studies like ours produce bad news.

So pay attention to how we built our charts. You can see for yourself that our data are far more accurate than the government’s figures. Our data are based on the real purchasing power of the currency, not the nominal numbers, which are completely meaningless in the real world.

The question we are trying to answer is: What would per-capita GDP numbers look like, if we used a real-world currency, like gold, or a basket of commodity prices, instead of the paper-based U.S. dollar? What would the figures be if we measured GDP in sound money instead of the government’s funny money?

Here’s how we figured it out. We took the government numbers for nominal GDP and measured them first against commodity prices, and later (after it began to trade freely) gold. We used a standard commodity index (the CRB) up to 1975 and gold post-1975. The result of this analysis shows you the real trend in U.S. per-capita GDP, as measured on a real-world purchasing power basis.

Our analysis shows you what’s actually happened to our real standard of living. The results, we suspect, will surprise even the most bearish among you.

America is in a steep decline.

Per Capita GDP in the US In Constant, Sound Money
Americans Are Getting Poorer — Fast


Let me anticipate the “official” criticism of our study. Many people will claim that our numbers aren’t “real.” They will say that we “mined” the data to produce a chart that showed a steep decline.

That’s simply not so. All we’ve done is convert the government’s nominal GDP stats into a fixed currency value that’s based on real- world purchasing power. The fact is, our data are far more accurate than the government’s because they represent the real-world experience. That’s why our data are far more closely correlated to other real-world studies of wealth in America.

Consider, for example, annual sales of automobiles. Auto sales peaked in 1985 (11 million) and have been declining at a fairly steady rate since 1999. In 2009, Americans bought just 5.4 million passenger cars. As a result, the median age of a registered vehicle in the U.S. is almost 10 years.

Our data shows that real per-capita wealth peaked in the late 1960s. Guess when we find the absolutely lowest median age of the U.S. fleet? In 1969. At the end of the 1960s, the median age of all the cars on the road in the U.S. was only 5.1 years. Even as recently as 1990, the median age was only 6.5 years.

Rich people buy new cars. Poor people do not.

Most important, our data “proves” something I know many of you have felt or perceived for many years. You’ve seen the decline of your neighborhoods. You’ve gone years without being able to earn more money in your job. Or you’ve seen your purchasing power decrease to the point where you’re now substituting lower-quality products on your grocery list for the brand-name products you used to buy.

You can see how much harder it is on your children to find good jobs, to buy good housing or a new car. As a result, few people under the age of 40 have the same kind of “life story” as their parents.

And because they can’t “make it,” many have decided to “fake it.” The average college student now graduates with $24,000 in debt… and by his late 20s has racked up more than $6,000 in credit card debt. Meanwhile, median earnings for Americans aged 25-34 equals $34,000-$38,000. (Source: Demos.org, “The Economic State of Young America,” November 2011.)

Can you imagine starting your life out as an adult with a personal debt-to-income level at close to 100%? What does this say about the state of our economy? What does this say about the state of our culture?

Who Suffers Most


It’s not only the young that are having trouble in America. It is also the old.

Debt levels among households headed by people older than 62 have been rising for two decades. The average mortgage size for this population is now $71,000 — five times larger than it was in 1987 (adjusted for inflation), according to William Apgar of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Older Americans are also more reliant on credit card debt than ever before… credit card debt. From 1992 through 2007 (which is the latest data available) older Americans took on credit card debt at a faster pace than the population as a whole. According to USA Today, lower- and middle-income Americans aged 65 and older now carry an average of more than $10,000 in credit card debt, up 26% since only 2005.

Given average interest rates of 20% for these debts, it’s a fair bet that these obligations will never be repaid. But they will have a terrible impact on the standard of living of these older Americans.

What in the heck is going on? Don’t Americans pay off their mortgages before they retire? Don’t they work hard during their careers, save, and invest, so they can move to Florida and spend their retirement in comfort?

Older Americans living with credit card debt! This doesn’t sound like America, does it? Or maybe it does.

My bet is that most folks know that something has gone terribly wrong with America. It’s not easy to figure out how all of this happened… but you know from your own experiences that these numbers aren’t wrong. It might not be pleasant to think about… but these figures paint a sad but accurate picture: America is not the country it was 40 years ago. These changes are warping our economy, politics, and culture.

I can’t possibly analyze all the factors that have led to this decline. But I want to document the growth of graft in politics. I want to demonstrate — with real facts and examples — how public company leadership has deteriorated. And I want to document some of the things that are occurring in the broader society, all of which I believe are linked to this fundamental decline in our standard of living.

You see, I believe the decline of our country is primarily a decline of our culture.

We have lost our sense of honor, humility, and the dedication to personal responsibility that, for more than 200 years, made our country the greatest hope for mankind. I want to detail some of the factors that gave rise to the current entitlement society. We have become a country of people who believe their well-being is someone else’s responsibility.

I’ve labeled these problems: The Corruption of America.

These problems manifest themselves in different ways across institutions in all parts of our society. But at their root, they are simply facets of the same stone. They are all part of the same essential problem.

The corruption of America isn’t happening in one part of our country… or in one type of institution. It is happening across the landscape of our society, in almost every institution. It’s a kind of moral decay… a kind of greed… a kind of desperate grasp for power… And it’s destroying our nation.

The Ethos of ‘Getting Yours’


Americans know, in their bones, that something terrible is happening. Maybe you can’t articulate it. Maybe you don’t have the statistics to understand exactly what’s going on. But my bet is, you think about it a lot.

For me, a poignant moment of recognition came this month.

Bloomberg news published an article based on confidential sources about how Henry Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs and the Republican U.S. Treasury secretary during the financial crisis, held a secret meeting with the top 20 hedge-fund managers in New York City in late July 2008. This was about two weeks after he testified to Congress that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were “well-capitalized.”

I knew for a fact that what Paulson told Congress wasn’t true. I wrote my entire June 2008 newsletter detailing exactly why Fannie and Freddie certainly had billions in losses that they had not yet revealed to investors — $500 billion in losses, at least. There was no question in my mind, both companies were insolvent — “zeros,” as I explained.

And yet, in front of Congress, the U.S. Treasury secretary was saying exactly the opposite. Either I was a liar… or he was.

Then… only a few days later… what did Paulson tell those hedge- fund managers?

He told them the same thing I had written in my newsletter. He told them the opposite of what he’d said publicly to Congress. He told these billionaire investors that Fannie and Freddie were a disaster… They would require an enormous, multibillion-dollar bailout… The U.S. government would have to take them over… And their shareholders would be completely wiped out.

Here you had a high-government official, explicitly lying to Congress (and by extension, the general public), while giving the real facts to a group of people who represented the financial interests of the world’s wealthiest folks. The story didn’t come to the public’s attention for two years.

This was the most outrageous example of graft and corruption I have ever seen. Certainly it involves more billions of dollars in misappropriated value than any other similar story I can recall. These managers had the risk-free ability to make tens of billions of dollars, if not hundreds of billions, by using derivatives to capitalize on what they knew was the imminent collapse of the world’s largest mortgage bank. Who picked up the tab? You know perfectly well. It was you and me, the taxpayers.

(One of the investment managers present at this meeting was Steve Rattner, who by that point was already deeply involved in another bit of graft, his efforts to bribe New York state pension-fund managers for large investments into his hedge fund, from which he earned perhaps as much as $100 million. He later settled the charges for a mere $10 million shortly after Andrew Cuomo was elected governor of New York.)

The Bloomberg story… about a crooked Treasury secretary handing a room full of crooked billionaires inside information worth billions of dollars… hardly caused a ripple. As far as I know, no actions are being planned against Henry Paulson or any of the hedge-fund managers involved. No other major media outlet picked up the story. I saw nothing about it from the Department of Justice or the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What does that say about our country when even the most egregious kind of corruption — involving hundreds of billions of dollars — is simply ignored?

It seems like everyone in our country has lost his moral bearing, from the highest government officials and senior corporate leaders all the way down to schoolteachers and local community leaders. The ethos of my fellow Americans seems to have changed from one of personal integrity and responsibility to “getting yours” — the all- out attempt, by any means possible, to get the most amount of benefits with the least amount of work.

You can see this in everything from the lowering of school standards (revising the SAT) to the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional, college, and high school sports. Cheating has become a way of life in America.

I have an idea about how this happened… about the root cause of this kind of corruption and why it was inevitable, given some of the basic facts regarding how we’ve organized our government and our corporations.

Let me show you the numbers — the hard facts — behind what’s happened to our country…

Regards,

Porter Stansberry
for The Daily Reckoning