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Why Banks Rob Depositors: “Because That’s Where the Money Is”

June 28, 2015

One of America’s most notorious bank robbers, Willie Sutton(1901-80), is said to have remarked that he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” In a strange twist, the banks themselves are now beginning literally to rob their own customers. The theft occurs via the innovative practice of “paying” (i.e. “charging”) negative interest rates on savings and checking account balances combined with account maintenance fees. Cash strapped Greece is looking to go even further... Read article

Self-Imposed Impotence

June 27, 2015

And there we saw giants … and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:33) One More Trip Around Mt. Sinai . . . This one faithless act by the Old Covenant Israelites resulted in a generation’s worth of wandering in the wilderness: forty years of what amounted to one more trip around Mt. Sinai over and over and over again. We’re informed in Deuteronomy 1:2-3 that the trip from Mt. Sinai to Canaan was an 11-day journey. It instead took 14,600 days for the Israelites to... Read article

“Sell In May And Go Away” Might Be A Good Idea For Conventional Assets

May 24, 2015

Volatility in the currency markets, bond markets, and stock markets likely has a lot of people on Wall Street feeling a bit worn out. Taking a summer vacation in the Hamptons might just be their best idea. The coming months promise to be anything but quiet and predictable. Here are a couple of items that may yield profound implications for stock, bond and currency investors before summer ends… The Threat of an Official Recession Is Looming The next few months are critical for the U.S. economy. The official definition... Read article

Beyond Baltimore: Political Looting of Nation’s Wealth

May 12, 2015

The CVS Pharmacy at the corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore is a burnt-out shell. You probably saw the video last week. An angry mob carried the store’s inventory out by the armload, then set fire to whatever was left. Company officials are still deciding whether or not to rebuild. Looting is not good for business in Baltimore. But it is absolutely fantastic for business in Washington DC. Legions of political fundraisers are busily drafting letters to the faithful. Politicians are weaving the riots into... Read article

The War On Cash Escalates

May 2, 2015

The Federal Reserve bank and its owners, the largest banks on Wall Street, want badly to be able to charge you interest for the privilege of depositing your funds. The problem is getting you to stand for it. Depositors already complain vigorously about zero percent returns on checking and savings accounts. If they must start actually paying the bank to hold funds on deposit, many will opt to simply withdraw the cash and stuff it under their mattress or into a safe deposit box. That simply won’t do. The Goal Is to Force... Read article

Everyone’s A Bigot, By God

April 26, 2015

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrew 5:14) Discrimination Defined For Christians, discerning between good and evil ultimately means discriminating against evil. But isn’t discrimination at the heart of bigotry? Indeed it is—and in a much more significant way than most people have ever considered. Americans have been well-trained to respond negatively anytime they hear the word “discrimination.”... Read article

FDIC Plots A Bank Heist Involving YOUR Accounts

April 25, 2015

There’s a new front opening up in the war on your wealth. If you haven’t heard yet of the “bail-in,” you will. Even if you have, you need to know the latest… The bail-in is another weapon in the government’s arsenal of capital controls meant to reward Wall Street cronies and separate you from your money. We’ve long been familiar with capital controls, such as daily limits on bank withdrawals. Add that to seven years of microscopic interest rates cannibalizing savers’ nest eggs combined... Read article

Obama’s “Operation Chokepoint” Cuts Off “Icky” Businesses From Banks

April 4, 2015

Ever hear of the clandestine program hatched by Obama’s Department of Justice called Operation Chokepoint?  It’s a little-known effort to make it much more difficult for businesses to operate if they dare to sell Americans guns or precious metals. Operation Chokepoint is strangling your freedom, and you need to know about it. Long ago, bureaucrats began dreaming of the day when the complete transaction records of every citizen would be available for review. Cash had been souring those dreams. Individuals used it routinely... Read article

Rights: Man’s Sacrilegious Claim To Divinity

March 28, 2015

[K]eep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ … He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. (1 Timothy 6:14-15) Yahweh’s exclusive sovereignty All men not surrendered to Christ act as if they’re sovereign. Men identifying themselves as patriots often claim to be sovereign. No! There is only one sovereign. To claim sovereignty is to not only claim autonomy1 from God, it’s to usurp Yahweh’s2 place as God.3 Human sovereignty,... Read article

Currency Turmoil Making Metals Ownership More Attractive

March 14, 2015

The first two months of 2015 have seen turmoil in the currency markets extend from Russia and Ukraine to the heart of Europe. “Central Banks Now Open 24/7 Fighting Currency Wars and Deflation,” blared a February 12th Bloomberg headline. Against this backdrop, precious metals have been on the rise in terms of all currencies except the Swiss franc and the U.S dollar. In January, the Swiss National Bank shocked markets by announcing that it would de-link its currency from the euro. The move came one week ahead of the European... Read article

Combating Nigeria’s Growing Insecurity

February 8, 2015

A roundtable, held last week at the Institute of African Studies reports that the Nigerian government’s “…campaigns have not addressed their plans for combating the growing insecurity that has left Nigerians living in fear, and paralyzed educational and economic activities in large swaths of Northeastern Nigeria.” A string of terrorist attacks have occurred as Nigeria has struggled to build a functional and coherent response. Fortunately, there is a science-based approach to create societal coherence... Read article

8 Facts About American Inequality

October 25, 2014

“…that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized... Read article

Enter The Shift

September 20, 2014

Random encounters between passing travelers crossing paths at the cosmic nexus lead to long conversations with philosophical overtones deep into the heart of night. Strangers meet near the end of the earth and hash out the best possible way to move forward, coming to terms on evolutionary solutions to the problems that plague this world. Open season declared on the honest form of communication. High above, dancing through the constellations, shooting stars in a crystal clear sky become plastered with the pure intention... Read article

Five Aces

August 30, 2014

If the Beast pushes you into a corner, do you come out swinging with haymakers?  Or sit down cross-legged and meditate?  Both could, conceivably, be actions that lead to salvation depending on what type of mood one might be in on any given day.  Do you fight fire with fire?  Or apply jiu jitsu techniques in a way that wears down the aggressor who strikes out against you?  Sometimes it is best to step out of the way and allow that which is evil to self-destruct from within.  Sometimes, however, it is best to... Read article

The Psychological Trauma of Catastrophe: Gaza’s Children

August 12, 2014

Despite the on-again, off-again ceasefires between the Palestinian Resistance and Israel, attacks in Gaza have continued. According to 8/10/14 announcement from Tel Aviv, they will continue, doubtlessly as ruthless as ever. After Israel launched the first attack on July 7th, tension continues as an omnipresent essence whirling about the winds of the greatly sought-after Holy land. Bombarded by airstrikes, shelling and bombs, civilians of the Gaza strip are incarcerated in what seems to be a never-ending battle with no... Read article

Willful Blindness: Abraham Foxman And The Armenian Genocide

May 3, 2014

Few would expect a survivor of the Holocaust to be the face of genocide denial. Imagine the surprise of Suffolk Law School’s student body when its administration’s chosen commencement speaker turned out to be just that. Abraham Foxman, the long-time director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization dedicated to eradicating anti-Semitism and bigotry and protecting civil rights, seems a figure beyond reproach. Yet Foxman has invited controversy to Suffolk University for his unwillingness to recognize the... Read article

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