Special Interviews
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Federal Reserve and the Theft of Our National Wealth

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the United States did not have a national bank, and originally, currency was issued based on economic activity, not an artifical measure of wealth. Later, gold became its measure of value. Then, in 1913, at a meeting on Jekyll Island, the Federal Reserve was created. Suddenly, instead of issuing currency to pay for it's activities, the US government began issuing bonds...and we the people were made to pay interest on them to the big bankers and foreign states that held them.

In fact, default or no default, the US Treasury will pay $29 billion dollars in interest just in the month of August, 2011. (The Treasury will have $171 billion dollars if the debt ceiling isn't raised, against obligations of $306 billion dollars. Social Security and Medicare will certainly take a hit before the bankers do.

The Federal Reserve's primary selling point was that it would end the boom-or-bust cycle that had thus far characterized American economic life. And then came the Great Crash of 1929, the depression, the Little Crash of 1937, and all the crashes since, leading up the the debacle of 2008. It other words, the bankers got our money, but we got nothing in return.

Listen as Jim Marrs describes a whole new way of thinking about money and wealth--one that started in a time and manner to which we must return, if we are to survive as a nation. Benjamin Franklin said, "in the colonies, we issue our own money. It's called colonial scrip. We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry to make the products pass easily from producers to consumers. In this manner, creating for ourselves our own paper currency, we control its purchasing power and we have no interest to pay to anyone."

We urgently need to return to a very old--and very new--way of thinking about money. In the old days, issuing money "in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry was hard." No longer. Moderin information gathering techniqes mean that money supply can be smoothly related to economic activity, and much more finely tuned without the Federal Reserve, which has become an expensive anachronism. Listen as Jim Marrs tells us how and tells us why.

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You are right on about the Private Prison System.
The operative word is SYSTEM
Anyone foolish, dumb, or unfortunate enough to get
caught up in this system, which gives employment to:
judges, parole officers, attorneys, prison guards, police
and the like, will find it hard to get away..........
there is nothing in place to help the less fortunate,
only more slots to fill, and so recidivism continues.
I can speak knowingly, as the parent of a son who has
gone round and round, costing me all my ira, salary, and hope.
My son is now 46 and sober, and struggling to live
funded only by my retirement income......ssi keeps refusing, tho
he is severely handicapped, needs medical and psychiatric help.
I hope our system falls apart and changes before I croak, or he
will be on the street...........God Help the helpless.
the SYstem doesn't help. it is like a school of predators, eating
anyone who falls into the pit. etgeorgia@aol.com

Document as much as possible his medical condition. Even the observations of a close family member if written down, will help on a disability application. Get to know an influential congressman and get him/her interested in your son's case. Be extremely careful to document every phone call, contact, or anything else relating to your son and his claim for disability. Go to message boards and outline your case; get ideas from others who have been in your shoes. Enlist the help of a good social security disability lawyer; they will not charge up front but will take a percentage once they get the money going from SS. Use every free service offered by the health department and as always, keep documentation of visits. Try to get your son into a 12 Step program for addictions, if available in your area. This is a plus on disability claims. Get him to walking every day, if he is able. Go walking with him if you can. Drinking 8-10 glasses of pure water a day will help flush toxins. Sugar, caffeine, tobacco products, and chocolate if avoided, can help. Many people with addictions have a Vitamin D3 deficiency, which greatly reduces their ability to think clearly and also causes muscle weakness. (Avoid high doses of D3 as it can be toxic.) Take it only under a good doctor's care. A good quality Cal/Mag/Zinc vitamin supplement may help as there is not enough of these elements in our food to be sufficient for brain, bone and muscle health. None of the above is intended as medical advice, but as suggestions that may work under the care of a good doctor.

Best of luck.