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Tom, love the original and freewheeling analysis. Just wanted to correct you on the Danube River delta comes out to Black Sea in Romania. The Dniester estuary is near Odessa
You are not the first person to think to correct me on this… but I think you need to take a couple of seconds and look up reality.
The Danube delta system stretches all the way to Odessa through a series of canals and tributaries and is governed by an important treaty.
Thanks for the link and the education! I should have had more faith in your attention to details.
No problem. Honestly this was a point brought to my attention by one of my patrons. The benefits of an invested community
You said you wanted someone to tell you no, so here goes… what I first thought of the Russia-Fed thing was what I first thought when one of your commenters posited that Dexter was a Fed. That still makes me laugh. But we all have those Ivordeacon thoughts… and coming to your blog snapped me out of that kind of thinking.
However, the coincidences are there. Your talk with Alex prompted me to go back and look.
If you think about the investment world, Ivan Boesky got nailed because some small-fry Bud Fox idiot was piggy backing off his trades. So, I think something like that could be going on, verses a meeting over drinks and cigars. Randolph & Mortimer Duke didn’t need to be in bed with the orange farmers, they just needed to have access to the crop report.
And that is the MO of the Wall Street establishment:
“The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” ~ Gordon Gekko
Given the way banks normally operate, and the huge stakes involved, one can assume that the Fed is not going to operate blindly. That is the only modification I would propose.
yeah, this is where I am on most day, TBH, but I have to entertain the idea just to put it out there .
Maybe that is why Elvira Nabiullina is still at the CBoR? That has been one of the inexplicable puzzles of the GG&G community for quite some time. Why does Putin still have her around? FFT
It’s a conundrum but there mist be a reason we can’t see
At 42:38 AK initiates a discussion regarding the threat of a breakup of the US into 50 states and how important it is to US citizens to avoid this. It appears that it is the US banks, such as JP Morgan that, paradoxical as it seems, are the real defenders of US sovereignty and the balls of the US Federal Reserve which, as TL points out, has in the last several years, engaged in a war to take down the ECB/EU/Davos cabal. So far so good.
TL then starts a classic TL rant at ~48:40: the guy that moved to bumf–k Florida to raise goats to defend his family from the collapse he could see coming is now seeing the possibility/necessity that AK referred to: the reestablishment of the American republic founded on a defense of the current US federation of states. TL promotes the necessity of taking down the European cabal which must come before any other rearrangement of the US polity. First, restore US institutional control over its finances.
And by the way, the resolution of the American colonial debt following the American Revolution was a key element of the frolic and detour the Philadelphia constitutional convention took while it was supposed to be revising the Articles of Confederation. They even posted guards at the doors and covered the windows. The financial interests were well represented there. Many didn’t survive the storm that followed.
The paradox is that JP Morgan and its ilk have their tentacles into every aspect of US governance. That makes a resurrection of the laundry list of US “qualities” necessarily a matter of a political conjunction of the fleeced with the fleecers. Keep in mind Morgan alone has been fined $US 36+ billion (https://tinyurl.com/m9b3uz4x) in fines and losses as of September 2019. It’s a matter of “res ipsa loquitur:” (the thing speaks for itself) the absence of perp walks tells us these banking felons own the legal establishment and the critical institutions that enable it. Today this US cabal will likely own any process that involves resurrection of the US republic.
Politics makes for strange and unavoidable bedfellows. The Russian leadership today appears to have a deeper pact with its now yachtless oligarchs who shipped trillions out of Russia. It ain’t pretty, but it appears to have allowed Russia since 2000 the time and opportunity to develop the leadership and productive capacity to take on to the death the European cabal that is determined to destroy the Russian Federation. The Russians know what that means in their bones. As AK noted, if Russia somehow remains aligned with genuine US republic resurrection efforts that call for going to the mattresses with the European cabal, it would be the third time this has happened.
TL is spot on, but he would be wise to footnote the serious paradoxes involved and their risks.
TINA says it all: there is no alternative but to plunge into the maelstrom with whichever institutions and whatever leaders emerge knowing fully well that the odds of success are heavily against the “resurrection” of an American republic by, of and for its people.
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