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"Reality Is Now Setting In For America... It Was All Based On Lies & Ignorance" - Ron Paul

OWoN: This article should be read by everyone carefully and pondered while there is time to make change. Mass ignorance in America precedes mass collapse. The entire fabricated Ponzi shell is going to break. The Cabal and Zionists have brought it to this.




Ron Paul: "Reality Is Now Setting In For America... It Was All Based On Lies & Ignorance"


Zero Hedge
By Tyler Durden
10 January 2015

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity,

If Americans were honest with themselves they would acknowledge that the Republic is no more. We now live in a police state. If we do not recognize and resist this development, freedom and prosperity for all Americans will continue to deteriorate. All liberties in America today are under siege.

It didn’t happen overnight. It took many years of neglect for our liberties to be given away so casually for a promise of security from the politicians. The tragic part is that the more security was promised — physical and economic — the less liberty was protected.

With cradle-to-grave welfare protecting all citizens from any mistakes and a perpetual global war on terrorism, which a majority of Americans were convinced was absolutely necessary for our survival, our security and prosperity has been sacrificed.

It was all based on lies and ignorance. Many came to believe that their best interests were served by giving up a little freedom now and then to gain a better life.

The trap was set. At the beginning of a cycle that systematically undermines liberty with delusions of easy prosperity, the change may actually seem to be beneficial to a few. But to me that’s like excusing embezzlement as a road to leisure and wealth — eventually payment and punishment always come due. One cannot escape the fact that a society’s wealth cannot be sustained or increased without work and productive effort. Yes, some criminal elements can benefit for a while, but reality always sets in.

Reality is now setting in for America and for that matter for most of the world. The piper will get his due even if “the children” have to suffer. The deception of promising “success” has lasted for quite a while. It was accomplished by ever-increasing taxes, deficits, borrowing, and printing press money. In the meantime the policing powers of the federal government were systematically and significantly expanded. No one cared much, as there seemed to be enough “gravy” for the rich, the poor, the politicians, and the bureaucrats.


Warfare/Welfare State Requires Police Control

As the size of government grew and cracks in the system became readily apparent, a federal police force was needed to regulate our lives and the economy, as well as to protect us from ourselves and make sure the redistribution of a shrinking economic pie was “fair” to all. Central economic planning requires an economic police force to monitor every transaction of all Americans. Special interests were quick to get governments to regulate everything we put in our bodies: food, medications, and even politically correct ideas. IRS employees soon needed to carry guns to maximize revenue collections.

The global commitment to perpetual war, though present for decades, exploded in size and scope after 9/11. If there weren’t enough economic reasons to monitor everything we did, fanatics used the excuse of national security to condition the American people to accept total surveillance of all by the NSA, the TSA, FISA courts, the CIA, and the FBI. The people even became sympathetic to our government’s policy of torture.

To keep the people obedient to statism that originated at the federal level of government, control of education was required. It is now recognized that central control of education has actually ruined education, while costs have skyrocketed. National control of medical care has brought a similar result. This has meant more money for bureaucrats, as well as drug, insurance, and health management companies, and less money for medical care. Constantly more police are required to run our lives at greater costs while providing less benefit. “Nationalizing” both medical care and education has provided a great incentive to increase the policing powers of the federal government.

The predictable poverty that results from such a terrible system is now upon us and is a strong motivation for the militarization of local police as part of the expansion of the national police state. Temporary and perceived benefits of government overreach and expanded policing powers end up becoming the real problem. By the time it is understood that these “benefits” are artificial, government power and special interests have gained control of a system designed to serve them and not the people the programs were purported to help. The victims are left hanging and taught that too much freedom is the source of the problem, prompting even more support for the policing power of the state.

Today the failure of central economic planning and of the US as world policeman is everywhere to be found. This is especially noticeable in the police war on the lawbreakers — real and unreal — in America. The failures of social and economic policy of the past 50 years have led to a mounting friction between the local police and the rights of the people. Local police have been militarized and have become an integral part of the national police state. A police culture that accepts the principle of initiating unjustified violence against citizens has become a serious problem.

The news is constant. If it’s not Ferguson, it’s New York City. If not New York City, it’s Chicago or Detroit or Cleveland. And I believe the violence in our cities is only in its early stages. We had a taste of the conflict in the 1960s, but the fundamental values of equal justice and economic opportunity have receded further from reality. Failing to understand why the past 50 years of government expansion to eradicate poverty has only worsened the conditions of our cities will guarantee that the violent conflicts we see erupting today will only get worse.


Fight for Equal Protection Distorted by 'War on Poverty'

Fifty years ago, as a result of Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership in a plea for equal justice, LBJ declared war on poverty. Poverty was seen at that time as the major contributing factor in the plight of those living in the inner city. King’s dream was to make sure all people will be judged by the “content of their character” and not by “the color of their skin.” Good advice, but it was never followed. Residual racism remains, but the excuse for every shortcoming in the failed cities is said to be due to the color of one’s skin.

The very expensive war on poverty has after 50 years only made matters worse, compounding the problems of poverty and inflation while hurting most of the people the “war” was supposed to help. Currently our government spends over $1 trillion per year on anti-poverty programs. Over the past 50 years, over $16 trillion was spent, i.e., wasted. And yet poverty and dire economic conditions remain the major factor in the violence that persists, which incites or gives the police the excuse to overreact to maintain order. The plans and expectations for the war on poverty must have been seriously flawed.

Although the degree of poverty is different for the various races in the United States, all categories — Asian, white, Hispanic, and black — have had a steady increase in real median income from 1964 until the year 2000, when the first of many bubbles started bursting. In all four race categories incomes are lower since then. With the economy moving into the next stage of liquidation of bad investment and debt, we should expect this trend to continue. Economic setbacks and a decrease in real income are not limited to blacks in the inner city. The setback for the young has been dramatically worse than for the older generations, aggravating the problem of violent crime in our cities.

The “progress” of the early years of the war on poverty is understandable because the payment that always must be paid was delayed. The deficits and the borrowing and printing of money were unsustainable. It should not be difficult to understand that the welfare benefits, the bloated government, the excessive salaries, and the promised pensions for thousands of nonproductive bureaucrats in Detroit would lead to bankruptcy. The benefits had to be reduced. If policies don’t change and the politicians continue to be elected by wild promises, the disaster will continue. How can the provocateurs blame racism for the plight of the middle class in Detroit?

We must get people to reject flawed economic policy if we want a real war on poverty. LBJ’s war on poverty was no more successful than his Vietnam War — or any war since, for that matter. A national government that can print money as needed to finance extraordinary extravagance can function longer than a city, state, or private entity, but it too must eventually “file for bankruptcy” albeit in a different fashion. As we are now seeing, the bankruptcy of a nation also involves poverty for many. This situation will continue to worsen. Since poverty is a major contributing factor to the violence of excessive police militarization, some fundamentals must be understood. The economic theories of Paul Samuelson, Paul Krugman, John Maynard Keynes, and all those who claim to know how to “regulate” the economy to benefit the poor, must be challenged and abandoned.

So far reality has not yet set in. The poor grow in numbers as the middle class shrinks and the privileged class that benefits from government spending and government control of the monetary system thrives. The political demagogues and the authoritarians feed the flames of resentment that develop between the rich and the poor as class warfare and racial strife take over. They care little and understand less what liberty is all about — the more chaos there is, the more laws they seek to pass.


The Victimized Inner Cities

This social disruption has motivated the enthusiastic growth and militarization of our local police departments. The law and order crowd thrives on excessive laws and regulations that no US citizen can escape. The out-of-control war on drugs is the worst part, and it generates the greatest danger in poverty-ridden areas via out-of-control police. It is estimated that these conditions have generated up to 80,000 SWAT raids per year in the United States. Most are in poor neighborhoods and involve black homes and businesses being hit disproportionately. This involves a high percentage of no-knock attacks. As can be expected many totally innocent people are killed in the process. Property damage is routine and compensation is rare. The routine use of civil forfeiture of property has become an abomination, totally out of control, which significantly contributes to the chaos. It should not be a surprise to see resentment building up against the police under these conditions. The violent reaction against local merchants in retaliation for police actions further aggravates the situation —hardly a recipe for a safe neighborhood.

Though poverty and excessive laws associated with the war on drugs are significant factors in the conflicts that are routine in the inner-city, the overreaction by both sides continues to make the situation much worse. As a result, policing in general is out of control, and anything suggesting racial confrontation leads to rioting, looting, and property destruction. Civil liberties are ignored by the police, and the private property of innocent bystanders is disregarded by those resenting police violence. When police overreact and unfairly enforce the law, it elicits a violent reaction from those on the receiving end. This only escalates the problem. It’s an invitation for outside provocateurs to rush in and aggravate the racial tensions — all the while never trying to understand the real reasons behind police militarization and the cause of poverty.

The military-industrial complex now systematically lobbies to provide to local police departments the newest and most sophisticated weaponry — just as they sell weapons to the United States government to fight undeclared wars overseas. Drug laws are pushed by many corporate interests as well. Pharmaceutical companies, alcohol companies, and private prison systems all support of the insane war on drugs. The victims are the poor who suffer with a messed up economy and have no easy access to jobs. A natural temptation is to become a drug dealer. Violent activities arising from the drug war making drug transactions a criminal undertaking create demand in communities for strict law enforcement.

Why do the race baiters have so much success in making this type of conflict a racial problem alone? Unfortunately many of them make a living off stirring up trouble. If the situation were understood in terms of police brutality and poverty, the evening news would be dramatically different. Turning it into strictly a racial conflict narrows the discussion, and the idea of responsibility for one’s action no longer needs to be discussed.

The race factor seems to stir up the emotions. Mob-like responses can be achieved, which further inflames the situation. Out of control police and an entire segment of our population taught that responsibility for one’s actions is a negative are a volatile mix.

Justice under the law requires that people cannot be punished or rewarded because of the color of their skin, but unfortunately King’s claim that only a person’s character counts is forgotten.

The entitlement mentality is a source of much anger and misunderstanding. It leads people who see themselves as victims to one conclusion: they are entitled to be taken care of. They believe that more government transfer payments are the solution. They claim that they deserve to be taken care of and that, if they are not, there’s trouble to be had — which only opens the door to more police overreactions.

There is agreement with my contention that poverty is a big problem and the source of much trouble. Therefore, it is said, someone must take care of it. If one trillion dollars per year doesn’t do the job, then make it $2 trillion. If the war on poverty’s $16 trillion hasn’t worked, make it $32 trillion. This sentiment reflects the entitlement mentality that has taught many that some people have a “right” to government handouts and that the rich must pay. This is an idea that is deeply flawed, and it stirs up class warfare on top of racial animosities and police brutality.

The blanket demand that all wealthy individuals owe support to the poor through government welfare programs is not an example of equal justice under the law. It is an example of egalitarianism gone awry. Welfare, which is the use of force to transfer wealth from one group to another, is based on a moral principle of equality that in fact is not moral and does not work. The wealthy special interests, such as banks, the military-industrial complex, the medical industry, the drug industry, and many other corporatists, quickly gain control of the system. Crumbs may be thrown to the poor, but the principle of wealth transfer is hijacked and used for corporate and foreign welfare instead of wealth transfers to the poor.

Many people do indeed gain wealth unfairly with today’s system, which adds to the envy shared by many and especially the poor. But this is a problem that is not solved by indiscriminately placing blame on successful businesses. The result would be the country and the whole world becoming poorer while resentment rises. Honest profits of successful entrepreneurs are quite different than profits of the corporate elite who gain control of the government and, as a consequence, accumulate obscene wealth by “robbing” the middle class. To blame and destroy those who make an honest living by satisfying consumers without the use of special benefits from the government is destructive to liberty and wealth.

Reforms that are driven by envy of successful people making an honest living will not address the problem of poverty. Poverty is actually made worse by an aggressive sense of victimization.

Many factors are involved in the crisis of our cities, including the following:

  • Police brutality, militarization of the police, excessive laws, courts and law enforcement efforts ignoring the principles of equal justice,

  • Racism that exists to some degree on both sides of the conflict,

  • Rampant crime reflecting structural poverty,

  • Absence of an understanding of the difference between earned and stolen wealth,

  • Race baiting,

  • The entitlement mentality, self-reliance not being a goal for many, and the breakdown of the family unit,

  • The war on drugs, and

  • The lack of economic understanding regarding the Federal Reserve, taxes, welfare, economic consequences of constant war, deficits, and excessive government spending.

True satisfaction comes from productive effort and self-reliance and not from a government transferring wealth in an effort to bring about an egalitarian society. The absence of an understanding of the nonaggression principle makes it difficult for positive reforms to develop. Unfortunately hypocrisy has come to equal “common sense.” Placing confidence in people who thrive on wielding government power and who spend a lifetime using it to benefit special interests is not a wise policy.

The people have too little confidence that most problems can be solved in a voluntary manner in a society that cherishes civil liberties. There’s never an admission that government problem-solving doesn’t work. Government-created problems are a road to poverty and resentment. Too many people believe that “free stuff” from the government can solve our problems. They mistakenly believe that deficits don’t matter and that wealth can come from a printing press.

The recent high profile episodes of racial conflict involving police killings and the violence in some neighborhoods have been a fertile environment for the demagogues and those who thrive on racial conflict.

Some have suggested that sensitivity training for all police personnel should be required, to teach proper ways to deal with the public. Though there’s a lot of extenuating circumstances that provoke overreaction by the police, I’m not optimistic that the problem will be helped much by sensitivity training. Retraining the police won’t touch the complex problems that pit the police against the victims of complex social conditions generated by hate, violence and bad economic policies. The high profile episodes of police violence and overreaction are a consequence of conditions that in many ways were generated by government policy.

If social engineering intended to produce economic equality fails, more of the same cannot possibly be the solution. Seeking and promoting equal justice has nothing to do with welfare redistribution. On the contrary: equal justice requires the end of welfare redistribution. Redistribution is a process that is always destined to help a small minority, whether in an economy like ours that endorses central economic planning or in one run by radical fascists or communists. While advocates claim that it’s the duty of government to pursue economic equality, all efforts fail to achieve that goal, while gutting the principle of equal justice.


The Rich Are Getting Richer, But Why?

Under an authoritarian regime, those in power take care of themselves. This always leads to poverty and discrepancy in wealth distribution. Eventually the social strife that is predictable leads to an overthrow of the government. The Soviet communist leaders never suffered from want, but even they were routed when the people in the Soviet system decided that they had had enough.

We must realize that we are not exempt from a breakdown of our system. The strife that we are witnessing is a reflection of a growing number of people who are recognizing the discrepancy between rich and poor, the weak and the powerful, Wall Street and Main Street. The courts are obviously failing at meting out justice fairly and impartially. Money and race have a lot to do with how arrests, convictions, and incarcerations are carried out. That provides motivation for some people to become angry and violently strike out against anyone who appears to have more than they do.

While the courts fail to follow the rules of equal justice, those who react violently believe that attacking almost anyone is justifiable in seeking what they claim is justice. Talk of the 99 percent and one percent is not just sloganeering. It reveals a problem generated by government and a situation in which some people believe that they have a “right” to be taken care of rather than just a right to live in a free and just society where all persons are treated equally under the law.

Indeed the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. The extreme current inequality is not a consequence of free markets and true liberty. Rather it results from the welfare state that, as always, morphs into a system that provides excesses for the powerful few. Better management of the welfare system does not help. That only changes the types of authoritarians in charge. Both political parties are financed by Wall Street, the big banks, and the military-industrial complex. Getting rich by being part of the government class is the problem. Wealth achieved by hard work is quite a bit different. Opening the door to this opportunity is achievable by following the principle of life, liberty, and property.

The economic interventionist system under which we live today rewards those who benefit from government economic planning by the Federal Reserve, access to government contracts, and targeted special regulations to help one group over the other. The insiders benefit during the bubble phase of the business cycle and are the first ones in line for the bailouts. The poor, for whom welfare is supposedly designed to help and for whom the politicians justify the spending, end up with the crumbs while the Wall Street/banking elites thrive in good times and bad. There are two problems. First is conceding the principle that government has the moral authority to redistribute wealth. Second is believing the redistribution will be managed wisely and without corruption.

All government management ends up being unwise, corrupt, and wasteful. The money interests inevitably prevail. Belief that “good” bureaucrats and politicians can be found to manage the economy and achieve equity in distribution is a dream that always ends up a nightmare. To make even a modest attempt at this goal requires government to use aggression against one group for the benefit of another. This authority must be denied to government. We must limit the government’s role to protecting equal justice in defense of life, liberty, and property.

Currently the political system in America and in most of the rest of the world is not motivated to seek this limited goal for government. Thus the move toward unfair concentration of wealth in the few and a dramatic increase in the number of people living in poverty as the middle class shrinks. Since there is little understanding of the economic system that is a major contributing factor to the economic problems, it can be expected to exacerbate social and class conflict. The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson plus many similar incidents are signs of a serious economic and political crisis that is not limited to police brutality and runaway violence.

Police brutality and militarization may well induce a violent event far beyond what we have seen in Ferguson. It also can serve as an excuse. But it is not the root cause of turmoil. The real cause is poverty, the entitlement mentality, and the breakdown of the rule of law. Moral decay and the national police state are the real culprits.

More police with improved training will not do much to deal with this growing conflict. Bowing to entitlement demands from the “victims” will not be helpful in a bankrupt system. We have too many police, too many laws, and too much exemption of government officials from the crimes they commit. Both adding police and increasing entitlements involve expanding the role of government in an effort to solve problems that too much government has already caused. Government can only be expanded by diminishing the people’s liberty. This problem can only be ended by maximizing liberty and getting people to realize that self-reliance, hard work, and the absence of coercive force by individuals and government is the only way to reverse the downward trend from which we are suffering.

The battle will no longer be to get the government to pick sides in a conflict between rich and poor, black and white, young and old, or the lawless police versus the lawless demands of entitlement recipients demanding their “fair share.” There has to be an understanding that productive effort and self-reliance on the part of everyone is required for a free society to thrive.


Our Liberties Under Attack

The economic and moral decay of American society is reflected in the loss of liberties. This problem affects all Americans and not just the poor in the inner city. Gradual erosion of personal and economic liberty has proceeded for a century. The loss of our liberty has sharply accelerated since the 9/11 attacks. We have done to ourselves what no foreign enemy could have possibly accomplished.

Government surveillance provides the state with information that enables it to know our every move. The protection of the Fourth Amendment is gone. Many Americans are comfortable with the sacrifice of liberty for safety and accept the notion that government’s key responsibility is to keep us safe. It’s a nice dream but the truth is it can’t do it. One thing for sure: if it tries, it will do so at the expense of liberty.

Welfare, for the rich or poor, cannot exist without the sacrifice of the principal of property ownership. Though it always starts small and justified for the “needy,” the principle of wealth transfer incentivizes the special interests and the rich to obtain benefit at the expense of the poor. This occurs in all societies and inevitably grows to a point where the production of wealth is diminished and the system collapses. This is what we are witnessing today.

The growth of the state necessitates government surveillance of all our financial transactions to enhance the collection of tax revenues. Because there is never enough money for the “do-gooders,” the tactics of the tax collectors have become more vicious. Violation of our liberties is excused by the majority in order to ensure that all people “pay their fair share.” When conditions deteriorate, capital controls are imposed to prevent moving assets out of the country. Our monstrous tax code reflects the hundred-years development of our income tax system and is one of the greatest invitations for our “caring” government to pursue the impossible goal of the fair distribution of all wealth.

The vicious drug war, which dates from the early 1970s, provides another excuse for knowing everything about everybody at all times. Its selling point is to keep people safe from themselves. Pursuing this principle guarantees that liberty will be decimated in the process. It invites the government’s interference in our spiritual and intellectual well-being. What one reads and believes becomes of interest to the manipulators who want to care for us for our own good. And they never rest from seeking this goal.

This concession to the state invites controls on everything we put into our bodies: what we eat, drink, or inhale. It takes a lot of bureaucrats, politicians, and money to manage the process. The people, we have been told, are “too stupid” to make their own decisions about their own lives. We are to believe that politicians who invite themselves to rule over us are all-wise and that we should be thankful to sacrifice our liberty for this “service.” Authoritarians actually believe that we should be grateful to them for all the good things that they do for us. We must remember that if the people don’t rebel against a police state it only grows in size and becomes more ruthless.

In addition to all these trends — which includes the federal government monopolizing and administering medical care and education — government surveillance becomes the darling of the gurus who love the technology that allows the government to know our every move, every day, without limits.

With the disaster of 9/11, an existing acceptance of government monitoring, along with technological advances, helped allow a new age to be ushered in that makes the horrors of George Orwell’s 1984 look less threatening by comparison.


The Federal Government’s War on Us

Tolerance is a favorable trait when it means acting without aggression toward others, but tolerance of the monster that has evolved in our government is not good. Instead of adding more government agencies to spy on the American people, we should be talking about eliminating the ones we have, at a cost the American taxpayers of over $80 billion per year.

We have lived with the global war on terrorism for over 13 years now, and the threat of terrorist attacks against Americans and American allies is worse than ever. Though a global threat exists, the greatest dangers for American citizens here at home have been caused by our own government. Our government’s attacks on our liberties have been overwhelming and worse than anything any foreign power has ever done.

It’s the federal government that leads the charge in all our domestic wars, which, in addition to the global war on terrorism, include the war on drugs, taxpayers, and poverty, all of which contribute to the constant war on our privacy. Today every American is a suspect. Our president has established a policy that an American citizen can be assassinated without even being charged with a crime. The national police are made up of over 100,000 bureaucrats and police officials who carry guns to enforce federal law on the American citizens. The Founders and our Constitution intended that policing powers would be the responsibility of the individual states. That was forgotten a long time ago.

Not only do employees of agencies like the CIA, FBI, and BATF carry guns, employees of OSHA, EPA, Fish and Wildlife, and many other agencies enforcing regulations do so as well. The notion of total homeland security being provided by a heavily armed Department of Homeland Security was foreign to America up until just recently. Today, whether it’s riots in our cities or chaos after a national disaster like a hurricane, the Feds are there taking charge over all local officials and property owners, . It shouldn’t surprise us that our local police departments have become an arm of a runaway federal police mentality that mimics an army.

The Founders did not even want a standing army. They wanted only a militia. Today we endure, at the expense of our liberties, a national police force armed like an invading military force. We are destined to see a continued escalation of violence in our cities as the internal conflicts grow. Instead of the police quelling the violence, they unfortunately have become part of it.

It’s evident we have a national police force harassing the people and failing to protect liberty and property. It fails to quell riots while. Too often it incites them. We are also stuck with a huge “standing” army, marching around the world and engaged to some degree in over 150 countries, “making the world safe for democracy” and serving as a private police force for American corporations overseas.


The US Empire: Who Does it Serve?

When Obama announced a shift in geopolitical interest to the Far East —– to keep an eye on China —– one TV anchor pointed out that the move seems quite logical since we have a lot of “business interests” in the region. It is, in fact, far from logical if one looks at the tragic mess US government interventionism has caused in the Middle East and the conflict the US government is stirring up with Russia over Ukraine.

Old-fashioned colonialism was deemed necessary by various European powers to secure natural resources along with control over sea lanes and markets for selling manufactured goods. European-style colonialism — supporting a mercantilistic economy — came to be seen as politically unrealistic and unnecessary. When free-trade principles were utilized, colonialism did not die; it only changed form. Mercantilism in various forms and degrees drove trade policies of nations with strong economies and militaries. Though the United States is the world’s military powerhouse, controls the oceans and airspace, and has a presence in the four corners of the earth, few people refer to America as a colonial power. But in many ways it is, which has prompted our interests in oil and mineral rich countries. We are frequently involved in choosing the “elected” leaders, as well as hand-picking dictators, in many countries as well. This is not exactly what the Founders had advised.

International militarization of our policies is just as dangerous to our liberties and economy as is the domestic policy that drives our authoritarian governments to regulate our every move. We are now subject to an out-of-control domestic police force while the US military maintains our Empire overseas.

The “one percenters,” generally speaking, are internationalists who are not champions of individual liberty and free trade. They are supporters of managed trade and international institutions like the WTO where the interests of the one percent can influence the rulings that frequently have little to do with advancing advertised goals of low tariffs and free trade.

The international monetary system is a powerful tool for the select few. Easy credit, government guarantees, and generous contracts are a great benefit to those in charge. Non-compliant nations, or any country that is deemed unfriendly, can be punished with severe sanctions without moral or economic justification. US corporations benefit from our military presence worldwide. The military-industrial complex profits not only by selling weapons to the US government, but also by being the world’s chief arms provider.

It is a fact that many weapons we send into areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria frequently end up in the hands of our enemies. ISIS obtaining US weapons led to the US military then taking action to destroy the weapons. The military-industrial complex is immediately available to replace the weapons while earning generous profits. This is great if you happen to be an insider manufacturing or selling these weapons. It is quite a lucrative business, all at the expense of the American taxpayer.

The United States military presence around the world provides a “private” police force to protect US and other international companies against any local resistance or leaders that turn unfriendly. Our military presence overseas has nothing to do with protecting our freedoms and defending our Constitution. Those are lies and are used for the purpose of gaining the support of the American people for wars that should never have been fought. After long periods of tragic losses and expense, the American people generally wake up and realize what has happened. But what we need to do is wake the American people up earlier and get them to realize that the resistance has to be heard from the people when the government is preparing for war, not after the war has begun or even ended.

Military personnel are idolized, and, if any one raises a question on whether or not all soldiers are universally “heroes,” that person is accused of being unpatriotic, un-American, and unsupportive of the troops. In fact, the real heroes are the ones who expose the truth and refuse to fight foreign wars for the international corporations. Disengaging our troops from around the world and refusing to defend American neocolonialism is pursuing a course compatible with the qualities that Americans claim to stand for.

Liberty at home is never enhanced by war abroad. Preemptive wars are especially antagonistic to the goals of peace, commerce, and honest friendship. War “is the health of the state,” it has been said, and the state is the enemy of liberty. Wars overseas justify the wars at home against the American people. It is expected that liberties will be sacrificed when a country is at war. Pro-war neoconservatives are blatantly honest by arguing that for freedom to exist the sacrifice of liberty is required. This admission is truly discouraging. It hardly makes sense that voluntarily sacrificing liberty is worthwhile, if the goal is to preserve liberty. Time is short to reverse this trend.

Not only are our policies destructive to liberty, the economic costs are prohibitive. So far the bills have not been paid, but they are rapidly coming due. Both the deeply flawed policy of military interventionism abroad and the failed errors of central economic planning at home are now threatening our liberties and our general welfare. The recent breakout of violence in our cities between police on one side and people who have been thrust into the stagnation of poverty as a consequence of bad government social and economic policy on the other side should not be a mystery if one could see the forest for the trees. Economic problems are “blowback” and unintended consequences of well-meaning welfare programs that have been usurped by the powerful special interests demanding benefits off the top.

Yes, it’s tempting to believe the falsehoods of economists who claim that transferring wealth for fairness sake is beneficial, but history shows that it never works. The same humanitarians argue that all spending is crucial and beneficial, deficits don’t matter, borrowing is good, and taxing is the equalizer. If government still comes up short they say just turn on the printing presses. That is the philosophy we have been living with for 85 years, and the evidence is now in. It is clear to most Americans that these policies have not worked. Yet they are not ready to concede that it is less government and more freedom that is the solution.

The obsession with continuing all the same policies has increased our poverty, increased violence between the classes, and lowered the standard of living for all except the elite one percent. And worst of all, the sacrifice of liberty was for naught. Losing both liberty and the right to truly own property undermines the ability to create wealth. When this process gets out-of-control the economy goes into a death spiral, in the beginning of which we currently find ourselves. Without a correction to the basic understanding of the proper role of government, the downward spiral will continue.


Blowback All Around: We Are Less Safe

Economic blowback and unintended consequences is one thing, but blowback from our needless and aggressive policies around the world is another, and every bit as dangerous. As we find ourselves increasingly engaged economically and militarily around the world, we can expect many more attacks on American interests. With so many military personnel abroad, they will be the easiest targets to be hit. But attacks similar in nature to the 9/11 attacks will remain a threat to our homeland. We will not be attacked because we are free and rich. The attacks will come from angry people who have had friends and relatives killed by America’s careless and often vicious use of our military force in their countries.

It is not that difficult to feel resentment against a country that comes thousands of miles from home and bombs, invades, and punishes with sanctions, other countries that have never initiated force against it. As long as our foreign policy remains the same we can expect serious blowback attacks — and for them to increase in number as our prowess is diminished. Economic factors will determine this, and the loss of dollar hegemony will aggravate the situation.

The US government’s foolishness in foreign affairs has plagued us for 100 years. The escalation of our presence around the world since 9/11 continues. It is a policy “bubble” of gigantic proportions. This “bubble” of intervention is about to burst. Any serious look at our last 13 years of intervention around the world should convince all skeptics of how foolish, dangerous, and expensive it has been. The US operates with an attitude that it has the power and therefore the responsibility to be involved in deciding almost every foreign leader, whether elected or appointed as a dictator.

We have been engaged in picking and financing political factions in revolts in countries including Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Ukraine, Somalia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Liberia, Georgia, Haiti, and Lebanon.

These involvements impose a huge tax and inflation burden on the American people. Trillions of dollars have been spent, and the debt continues to mount. The abject failure of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan elicits a loud call from the neoconservatives for more money, troops, weapons, and bombs, with zero hope of a successful mission. ISIS, now considered our greatest threat, is not even a country, but our occupation and destruction in the region motivates even a ragtag bunch to expel foreign forces from their homeland. ISIS has rallied enormous support and resources to undermine our allies in the region. That assessment is difficult, of course, since it’s hard for anyone to identify exactly who our allies are and distinguish them from our avowed enemies.

US foreign policy has helped create the disastrous situation in Syria. We declared that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad had to go. We supported rebel factions. We armed them. They turned on us and used their American weapons against us with an amazing resistance headed by the ruthless ISIS, an outgrowth of al-Qaeda. It’s quite an irony that ISIS is well entrenched in northern Iraq, since before we decided to invade Iraq and kill Saddam Hussein no al-Qaeda were present in Iraq. Now the neocons are getting their way and American forces are returning with reinforcements and weapons to save Baghdad from the jihadists.

No one can make this stuff up. It’s too bizarre for fiction. Unfortunately, with the help of the media and our government, the American people have remained oblivious to the stupidity of our policies of the past 13 years. A day will come though when the full cost of this policy is dumped on the American people. Then they will get the message. Then it will be too late to gracefully exit and restore sanity without cataclysmic changes being forced on us. The major challenge will be the survival of our liberties.


What to expect in 2015?

Foreign Affairs

More American troops will be sent overseas to places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Ukraine. There will be no military victories to brag about. More American military personnel will be killed in 2015 than in 2014. Military contractors will be used in growing numbers and their casualties will not be counted as military casualties.

The Ukraine civil war will not end, and the United States will be further bogged down in this conflict. Relations with Russia will continue to deteriorate. The neocons in Congress will gain even more influence over our foreign policy. Punishing sanctions will continue to be made more severe and push Russia further into China’s sphere of influence. Gold will gain credibility as we isolate the Russians from the financial markets.

Sanctions on Russia will alienate Europe against the United States. The British oil industry will suffer from the “conspiracy” of the US and Saudi Arabia to drive oil prices down to punish Russia.

The military-industrial complex will continue to thrive and make even more money with the greater influence of the neocons in the new Congress. Supplemental budgets for the military should be expected, along with covert assistance and additional foreign aid to finance the management of our Empire.

Our enemies’ strength will grow and prompt even more abuse of American citizens’ privacy and free expression. We should not be surprised if there is a reigniting of the conflict in the Balkans. The first of the color revolutions in 2000 in Serbia can hardly be claimed a permanent victory. Generally, bombs from outsiders don’t solve internal problems. Those problems must eventually be solved from within a country rather than from outside interference.

The US and NATO announced that the 13 year war in Afghanistan has ended. There has been neither the pretense of "Mission Accomplished" nor an admission of outright failure, along with an exodus. In reality the war has not ended and instead will continue for a long time. No victory for US policy is possible. The conflict will actually spread and increase in intensity since our goals are undefinable and therefore the war is un-winnable.

Sanity will not return to US leaders until our financial system collapses — an event for which they are feverishly working


Domestic issues

An honest assessment of the economy will not reveal any significant improvement in 2015. Inflation will continue to plague us, possibly even with the government-rigged CPI figures showing an increase. But the true inflation of the Fed’s credit creation, as well as the subsequent mal- investment and the various bubbles bursting will accelerate. Debt in all categories will continue to increase at unsustainable rates. The Fed will not permit interest rates to rise — at least on purpose. Eventually the market will demand that rates do rise, however.

Tax revenues will continue to rise, aiding the policy of the government spending the people’s money rather than those who earned it. Regulations, even with (or maybe especially with) a Republican Congress will continue to increase and make the Federal Register more incomprehensible. Friction between the middle class and the one percent, many of whom are living off government privileges, will escalate further and be reflected in confrontations especially in the large cities. Financial currency controls will continue to expand especially with cross-border transactions.

Blowback and unintended consequences from our sanctions and foreign policy in general will continue to threaten our domestic security and our economy, as well as our liberties.

Relations with Cuba will be improved with the president’s effort to resume diplomatic relations, but the radicals and isolationists who oppose free trade will place roadblocks in the way and slow the process.

A major geopolitical or economic event, greater than the crisis of 2008, is fast approaching. The precipitating event will be a surprise to the majority of politicians and economists. There are many “next shoe to drop” possibilities, and one could happen any time or any place.

Wall Street will be protected, and the trillions of dollars of big banks derivatives will be absorbed by the Fed, the FDIC, and ultimately by the American taxpayers in the next financial crisis. There’s no doubt the poor will get poorer and the rich richer until the spirit of revolution in the people calls a halt to the systematic destruction of freedom in America.


Conclusion: Toward a Peaceful Revolution

Authoritarianism has overtaken our economic system as the welfare mentality takes over at every level of government. Once the initiation of force by government is accepted by the people, even minimally, it escalates and involves every aspect of society. The only question that remains is just who gets to wield the power to distribute the largess to their friends and chosen beneficiaries. It’s a recipe for steady growth of the government at the expense of liberties, even if official documents and laws written to limit government power are in place. Planting even small seeds of monopoly power in the hands of a few people in government, whether democratically elected or not, will always metastasize like a cancer. This was Jefferson’s concern when he advised that “[t]he tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time.” He believed the people must warn the rulers that taking up arms against the government is legitimate if the government fails to protect the people’s liberty.

This should be a consideration. But if the spirit of liberty is not alive and well in the hearts and minds of the people, violence alone against the government will not be a solution. History has shown that, more often than not, people who rebel against abusive governments, whether run by kings or modern day dictators, do not gain much — overthrowing one dictator and replacing him with another just as bad.

A clear understanding of the nature and source of liberty is required for revolutions to be beneficial. Restraining the few who thrive on the use of force to rule over us is the challenge. Fortunately they are outnumbered by those who would choose liberty yet lack the will to challenge the humanitarian monsters who gain support from naive and apathetic citizens. All positive revolutions must be philosophic in nature to make a difference. Violence alone achieves nothing.

Before we can actually restore our liberties, we most likely will have to become a lot less free and much poorer. This is sad since correct and workable answers are available to us if only the people understood them and demanded liberty and honesty, rather than being dependent on excessive government power and believing the false promises of politicians.

Even with the problems we face today and the bleak outlook for the coming year there’s much to encourage us. During this next year there will be the continuation of many more people recognizing the failure of government to create peace and prosperity. More widespread understanding of this truth is required in order to bring about a successful revolution.

The freedom movement, especially with many young people involved, will grow in numbers and influence.

Current monetary policy and the Federal Reserve will continue to lose credibility, especially with the next bailout. Although “too big to fail” will stay in place, it will further alienate Main Street America causing it to rebel against the system.

The real problem of course is that too many “stupid people” are IN our government and have high visibility on the major TV networks. There will be plenty of people, not officially associated with government, who will rebel against various governments around the world. The sentiments supporting secession, jury nullification, nullification of federal laws by state legislatures, and a drive for more independence from larger governments will continue.

We should not be discouraged. Enlightenment is not nearly as difficult to achieve as it was before the breakthrough with Internet communications occurred. Besides we must remember that “an idea whose time has come” cannot be stopped by armies, demagogues, politicians, or even Fox News or MSNBC. The time has come for the ideas of liberty to prevail. I smell progress. Let’s make 2015 a fun year for LIBERTY.

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  1. New #1 article, please use this article for general comments.

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  2. Thank you Canauzzie, a very poignant and painfully true article for "We the people" of the US.Really like that last paragraph. Have almost forgotten what fun is.

    "We should not be discouraged. Enlightenment is not nearly as difficult to achieve as it was before the breakthrough with Internet communications occurred. Besides we must remember that “an idea whose time has come” cannot be stopped by armies, demagogues, politicians, or even Fox News or MSNBC. The time has come for the ideas of liberty to prevail. I smell progress. Let’s make 2015 a fun year for LIBERTY."

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  3. http://www.barnhardt.biz/2015/01/09/how-could-trillions-of-dollars-be-laundered-from-the-wash-dc-regime-to-saudi-arabia-why-through-citigroup-of-course/

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  4. The image of a weeping Statue Of Liberty keeps coming into my mind as I read this.....

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  5. There is much joy in knowing the truth...they never thought that we would get here. This is what breaks the back of the lies and deceit that they foisted upon us since this country was established...all to obtain their financial tyranny.

    I was very surprised to learn that our federal reserve notes are not considered money...very surprised to learn that the more I had of these notes the more I was buried in debt. I learned this the hard way by using a lot of my own money to develop a business, went to the bank to borrow "money" and they told me that I should have never used any of my own money. I was floored, their reasoning is that in order to develop any business in this society one must be fully leveraged through borrowing, borrowing, borrowing...

    They lied about everything, and we can take nothing for granite. But, the chickens have come home to roost. Change is in the air, the truth will be told...I prefer today, but I know it will be...people do have to get back to doing what they love to do...in this there is unaccounted productivity that is not measured within their models. With the newness of infinite possibilities; everything is possible...our One Creator guarantees this.

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  6. French president says on national TV that the Illuminati is attacking Paris.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlzVpPf_juw (5min)

    Jim Willie: Evidence of System Breakdown Everywhere
    from Paul Sandhu:

    System Wide Breakdown Now Evident in
    Oil Price breakdown / US Dollar breakup
    Eurozone Breakup (Greece may be allowed to exit EU to be followed later by Germany)
    China / BRICS currencies fast replacing USD in Trade Settlements
    2015: The Year when Economic Reality hits like a ton of bricks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynAAXzs3PUY (92min)

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    1. At 42min mark Jim Willie says he makes a point NOT to mention US-ALLY Israel, not to mention their security agency(Mossad), not to mention they (Mossad) threatened to KILL him!!! He says Israel is a major receivor of human organs from Ukraine mystrious deaths(over 3000 bodies found in forests in Ukraine missing their organs)!! "The whole world is starting to isolate the United States."

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    2. 77min mark "The Chinese will be the single largest business employer in the United States within 3 years."!!!

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    3. This Jim Willie (Golden Jackass Report) was very informative and there was a lot the Dr Willie wanted to say, hinted to, and then refused to talk about. Dr. Willie also discussed some of the past predictions that are now surfacing as true.

      Dr. Willie stated that all of the reports about Russia's economy doing bad are rumors and do not ring true and he actually brought out the facts...

      Dr Willie painted a dismal picture of UsA relations with the other 170(+,-) nations who are not cooperating with the tyranny. This was an eye opener.

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  7. Russia’s Communists Propose Progressive Income Tax, ‘Anti-Usury Law’ © Sputnik/ Vladimir Vyatkin

    http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150108/1016676694.html

    MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) — The Communist fraction of Russia’s lower house of parliament plans to propose a draft bill on the introduction of a progressive income tax in the country once the parliament goes back to work after the New Year’s holidays, RIA Novosti has reported.

    The bill proposes that Russians earning less than 20,000 rubles a month (equivalent to about $320 US) be exempt from paying income tax entirely, while those earning 400,000 or more (about $6,400) be taxed at a rate of 35 percent. Communist Party Duma deputy Vadim Solovyev told RIA Novosti that the bill, which they had originally proposed two years ago, has been modified and updated.

    “[Income] over 20,000 rubles would be taxed along a progressive scale. Income between 20,000-50,000 rubles would be taxed 10 percent, income from 50,000 to 100,000 13 percent, income from 100,000-200,000, 15 percent, income from 200,000 to 400,000, 25 percent, and income over 400,000 — 35 percent,” Solovyev explained.

    In Solovyev’s words, those who earn more could afford to pay more into the budget. Russia presently has a 13 percent flat income tax rate, one of the lowest rates in Europe. The flat rate was introduced in 2000 as part of a series of measures aimed at increasing revenues and income tax compliance rates during a difficult period in Russia’s transition to capitalism.

    Average monthly wages in Russia are presently about 32,250 rubles a month (about $515 US, not accounting for purchasing power parity).

    Communists Also Set to Introduce ‘Anti-Usury’ Bill

    The Duma’s Communists are also set to introduce a so-called “anti-usury” bill aimed at assisting honest borrowers who have been stuck with high percentages, penalties and bank fees after paying off the principle of their loan. According to Central Committee Secretary Sergei Obuhov, one of the authors of the project, people who have paid the principal of their loan should not become “banks’ slaves...”

    On December 4, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed an amnesty on capital returning to Russia. In November, the Russian government amended the country’s tax code forcing the Russian owners of foreign-based companies to inform Russia’s Federal Tax Service of their profits.
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    The UsA have a progressive income tax system that is now imploding. I do not think that this system is sustainable because it leverages the burden upon the ones who are earning the most. When taxes are leveraged under the progressive system businesses are burdened, taxpayers are burdened, and the economic fabric becomes a shell game. In my opinion, taxing wage earners on non essential purchases will do the trick, and it will be leveraged upon those who choose. This way the more that is purchased for enjoyment, the more taxes are levied...this is fair because just say if you buy a washing machine for your personal use; you would use more water, more electricity, and overall more energy in your home than a person who doesn't have one. Televisions, coffee makers, any item which is not a consumable, and which is an elected purchase should carry the burden for the individual choosing to make such purchases...and it's by choice not by mandate. In this I find fair and equitable distribution for support of a lean business model which supports overall operations of a city, town, or country.

    Money must be taken out of government for the people...otherwise everybody can be purchased for a price$$$.

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  8. America Before Columbus - The Hidden History of the Promised Land
    http://vaticproject.blogspot.com/2015/01/america-before-columbus-hidden-history.html

    Vatic Note: This makes numerous blogs that have exposed how so much of our history has been fabricated and now archaeological digs, documents, etc are proving a completely different history of our country, than what we have been taught.

    If you read the protocols, the khazars are doing everything they promised they would do to grab control of this planet for their own satanic purposes and by golly they are fully on the way. JFK warned us and now we see why they killed him.

    Its time, we the people, take back control. We certainly outnumber them and our sons and daughters control the Weapons of mass destruction they plan on using on us. To me, exposing all their frauds is one of our most potent weapon of mass destruction, and why?

    Because its the weapon that just keeps on giving and there is nothing they can do about it. This below is just one great example. Good thing we have digital records of all of this, huh? Now history will be for real. Our children will know the full story so they can deal with it appropriately.

    Reading this below, keep in mind a blog we did on DNA testing of American Indian tribes that were always thought to have come across the Bering Straights between Asia and Alaska, but now we find out that many tribes have Middle Eastern DNA, and other evidence that they came by sea/ships.

    Then we find burial mounds all across the United states, primarily out by the states near the ST. Lawrence seaway, and east that are reminiscent of the Middle east as well. It truly is amazing what we do not know.


    America Before Columbus - The Hidden History of the Promised Land
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=239
    By Rixon Stewart, Truthseeker, on September 1, 2006

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  9. CODEPINK Activists Protest on Dick Cheney’s Front Porch, Two Arrested Sun, January 11, 2015
    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/11/codepink-activists-protest-dick-cheneys-front-porch-two-arrested

    Two CODEPINK protesters were arrested at the estate of ex-Vice President Dick Cheney in McLean, Virginia on Saturday afternoon after 20 demonstrators in orange prison jumpsuits walked onto his driveway to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison.
    The CODEPINK protesters walked up to Cheney’s house before police arrived. Two members were arrested on trespassing charges.
    Police identified the two as Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, both of Washington DC. The pair face misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, police said. (more)

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    1. Wonderful that they were arrested. Last time I checked I lived in the United States, infringing on PRIVATE property is trespassing. Let a few get away then you have chaos in the United States.

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    2. One last thing on this; Code Pink??!! Oh THAT group that wants to do away with the 2nd Amendment. I happen to LOVE the 2nd Amendment. I wonder why Code Pink HATES the Constitution?

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    3. I think they were sent...it appears that there may be some factional friction going on in the ranks? :o)

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  10. Found this in the current issue of Green Fire times out of Santa Fe, January 2015 edition.

    Santa Fe Time Bank: Mobilizing the Currency of Human Value
    In a Nutshell…

    The Santa Fe Time Bank is a Services Exchange Network in which each person’s service/hour is valued equally as we match unmet needs with untapped resources. Here’s how it works:

    For every hour you spend doing something for someone, you earn one Time Dollar.
    Then you have a Time Dollar to spend on having someone do something for you.
    It’s that simple. Yet it also has profound effects. Time Banks change neighborhoods and whole communities.

    Time Banking is a social change movement in 22 countries and 6 continents.

    http://www.santafetimebank.org/

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    1. This is a new business model which values "human capital" and actually gives credit for people doing what they love. This is part of the new paradigm shift...AWESOME

      Thanks P

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  11. DL

    There is this video of Hollande indicating that illuminati are behind the attack ... with a little helpful transcript ....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z9y-FtskzY

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  12. Updates for WHA issues raised

    VND. Not affected by Dinar scam. PPs will go first then you should see a Public move. But, as banks have not even started Forex Planning we suspect it may drag on for the Public and start public only in Vietnam, plus major Bank Forex HQ deals to start. At least VND are scumbag free. It will take what it takes. It's only time.

    Dinars. For most the future looks very dubious. Its a pure judgement call. A question of judging now how big a gamble to take. Blanket market settlement is out of the question. There is not such money in the entire world.Nor will it be printed to feed a Lemming herd. Most are victims of crime. If Dinars implode, you risk being left holding toilet paper. Sensible judgement may be to rebalance those high risk portfolios at no more than 10% or max 20% Dinar exposure, switch the crap to others. If the PP Dinars convert in a week, just IF, Not saying it WILL be so, but IF they do and they negate the Public holdings it's game over for those left holding the baby. From a Political view, they may decide to convert the Sovereign and PP holdings, then switch them for a new Dinar, and decline the rest. In their place I would. They are not responsible for US criminal printing or selling. For you its a judgement call. Safety versus greed. The big question, if it tanks, what is the value of nothing? Your call.We hold None!

    The scale of setting up new Forex cover for the Public will be considerable, and it just has not started yet. Banks need to be able to check and screen them. With bogus printed notes, how? They used actual Iraqi plates!! How do you detect overprint? They are not sequence numbered.

    VND will be easier. Many of you will find they also steal up to 35% of your cash to even cash out Dinars for you. What a racket. It's the world Boiler Room scam of all. Way past close down time and the full range of them need to be in jail. Here arrest would be 100% certain and fast. ALL the Dinar money taken in needs to be SEIZED for redemption! They need to be hit with Class Action Law Suits. The Public deserve their money back plus costs and interest.

    Timing. It will be a major task to do the PPs first. Our gut feeling is Public issues for VND, because of impending Chinese New Year, may be delayed. But, if VND does convert, at least you have a credible holding, and if need be at worst you can fly to Vietnam to cash out faster. But for a nation who mainly don't even have passports, where most have never left the place, what a step into the big wide world. Apply for a passport. Wow, America steps into the light? Join the real world and see it. You may even get to like it and see real people. But please, if travelling , in restaurants do NOT start this total US CRAP asking for food served with every fetish and childish peccadillo because the Chefs will either smash a cooking utensil over your heads or order you out to McDonald's. In restaurants you are embarrassing. You annoy us all listening to that crap. Explore culture and try it their way dam it. They don't know what over easy and all this US crap means, but they cook brilliantly.So go with the flow, shut up and eat. It's an adventure. And you will be picking up money! Living!

    No passport? Hello???? So, the bad news, to travel will cost a few thousand bucks with hotels. Mass congregate and send an Attorney to cash out for you as a Trustee. Once they see Cash Out they will come running, slippery little Bar Stewards. Lol

    People everywhere are great given a chance. Give the world a piece of the action, we will. But you all need to look beyond these currencies. What if they don't cash out for the Public this year? This blind, desperate hope is really not the answer. Move or starve may be. Set your sites lower and start again. Those with ability will rise again in stages. Have courage and confidence. Rebuild as possible. We will help both sites as soon as we know. That will give you a few days ahead of the herd.

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    1. Hear ye hear ye john I am a american have passport been to germany,italy turkey in the military. Traveled on my own to ghana twice and london england and jamaica. So getting on a plane not a problem for me. Questions i would ask if possible cashout in Vietnam what about taxes probably will not get taxed and transfering over to american banks.

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    2. Barry Lewis

      Bringing any of it back to the US will have the ILLEGAL IRS smash grabbing it for tax. They will have their Highway Robbing noses right up it. If a big pay off, why not just not come back? Leave and join the real world. Or park some offshore but your paperwork needs to stack up. Get paid in 2 tranches, if you bought in 2 or more tranches. Show the pigs part and trouser the rest offshore its YOUR money not theirs! Feed your own not those shysters.

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    3. Hello John, I had some questions if worst case scenario for the Dong is that we have to go to Vietnam and cash out. Like you said in the top post most of us do not have a passport, you mentioned grouping together for a lawyer and having him cash out for us.

      1.Can you clarify the lawyer scenario for me?

      2.And also didn't you say that the PP's were all but agreed upon last week?

      3.Were you still going to try what you posted recently?
      OWON Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:05:00 AM MST

      I may intercede and assist BB and parties to possibly effect an exit via the Elders. BB and myself are closely allied and if I switch the assignment of collateral the Cabal dogs will find a whole new game plan swallowing them up. We have stayed out of most of it so far, but our links with the elders is long standing, respectful and cultured. Something DC and Texan Bushwhackers don’t get. Class beats Crap.

      http://www.oneworldofnations.com/2015/01/ltv2-removing-blinds.html?m=1

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    4. Griffonred.

      ( Mighty Red Dragon)

      I will look at the attorney issue if needed for you. They are all greedy bastards and it will cost.
      PPs we are staying quiet on right now.
      The big special PPs I am already discussing, Same off radar. Ego battles come first for some to realise they need help.


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    5. Thanks for the dose of reality John. Truly hoping you can help out those of us who cant get a passport. If you cannot does that simply mean we get a lower exchange rate or is all hope lost? Also Tony at WHA informed us that at exchange time we will be paid in Treasury Reserve notes. Will the vnd rv be simaltaneous with the introduction of trn?

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    6. Why can't you get a passport?

      My children have passports.

      Go to a post office. They will take your photo and send it off for you.

      This is not rocket science.

      It costs about $75. But if you can't afford a passport, you probably shouldn't be buying VND. You should buy food.

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    7. If you owe certain state agencies you cant get a passport JV. I can afford the passport fee. I cant afford the 11 grand I owe to a certain agency.

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    8. And I would like to see someone board a plane out of the US with a stack of VND. Get ready for a proctology exam.

      Once you declare that you have anything over $10K, plan on problems.

      When I fly to London, I get searched at the main checkpoint. Then, I always get my carry on searched again when I board the plane. Then in London, they search the shit out of you. This is just 2 hopper to Munich that I take frequently.

      If you are holding millions or even hundreds of thousands of $ worth of a foreign currency do you think flags will raise?

      Plus, there are no direct flights. You will have to go through that crap at about 3-4 airports across the continent as you work your way there.

      Good Luck with that.

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    9. So much for land of the free.

      Guess you'll have to wait and see if it hits, then pay that off.

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    10. dam, no eggs over easy? whats the world coming to..lol

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    11. Laughing with you.
      Jeez, no passports? Owe Agencies? Understood but this will be a Butt Humping ride for many.
      We will respond more in stages. Huge activities are in play now.

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    12. You know, as an outsider reading this blog, I have seen everyone here waiting on some investment to come to fruition to ' help; the world" yet have you even paid attention to how nasty you are to each other at times?
      " Why can't you get a passport? My children have passports. Go to a post office. They will take your photo and send it off for you. This is not rocket science. It costs about $75. But if you can't afford a passport, you probably shouldn't be buying VND. You should buy food."


      I don't see this kind of attitude being helpful, nice or even remotely pleasant. In fact I see it as quite condescending. if you " think" you're going to " help" people, it looks as though some of you need an attitude adjustment first, or you may just judge the people you profess to want to help.

      This gentleman "John" gets a pass, he obviously has earned his right to be a little quick at times, but the rest of you? Please show each other some respect.

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    13. Constitutionalist...this is nice, and it doesn't cost anything to be cordial and respectful. At some point in this new society we are all going to have to show more love and less ego. Ego is about service to self, whereas, love is about service to others. Why wait on money to change? Money doesn't make a person; money is a tool that has been said "the love of money is the root of all evil."

      Sometimes it doesn't take money, more than this compassion is in order.

      Thank you for reminding us that we all need to be more considerate.

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    14. Thank you Phoenix, and Fedup. In my area there is a homeless man, he begs for money everyday, and everyday he makes a good sum of money from passers-by. Every evening he takes just enough for something to eat, and then goes to an apartment building, knocks on the door, and hands his " earnings" to a woman he didn't know until about a year ago. She has kids, he has no one in his life so he gives what he can to her. And believe it or not he pan-handles enough each month to pay her rent so that she and her children have a safe warm place to live while he sleeps on the streets. No, it doesn't take money to care about one another. This man is what we should strive to be, kind to others no matter what we have or don't have. Money is good, but money is not everything.

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  13. Wanta shows his perspective on his dealings with Cottrell:

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/11/another-thwarted-attempt-to-hijack-the-wanta-plan-and-access-the-wanta-fortune/

    I was wondering whether this also means that Cottrell has already been replaced long ago on the BASEL III payment list with someone whom Wanta does trust to initiate the US Dollar Refunding Program?

    According to my information the Bank of International Settlements located in Basel has in reality been controlled by the Knights of Malta on behalf of the Vatican and backed by 50,000 - 60,000 tons of Vatican gold. This ´bank of banks´ deals in Settlement Certificates (hidden estates of people valued in excess of what most people would even believe they might receive with outrageous Dinar/Dong/other numbers) with the IMF as primary dealer. In that sense it would be highly telling what kind of policies the BASEL III Accords set and the level of received cooperation from the BIS. Then again, conflicts between the Knights of Malta, Opus Dei, Freemasonry and the Jesuits (and inbetween Jesuit factions in the form of the CEP (Europe) vs. JCUSA (North America)) would certainly allow for interesting diplomatic possibilities.

    I would assume that a large part of the cooperation of the BIS stems from a bid to remain relevant in tomorrow´s world and hedge bets when the East will rise greatly in prominence. Nevertheless it could be more than that in the sense of the Vatican losing partial or even full control of the BIS, although that would seem highly unlikely.

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    1. Saturnalia

      Leo and BB are all. Cottrell is ambulance chasing squealing with his Weanie in his hand. He is going nowhere. Leo has legally booted him. It's all just noise on the system and confusing settlement. We deal with it daily via London. It will ONLY settle via BB and Leo. Which means- Us!
      The Public perception of Dinar hands outs won't happen. No one is unleashing that.
      It needs to come off the blogs, this wild We are Done rhetoric causes annoyance and delays. These [people have no status and no case. No hope!

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  14. That is interesting - at the end it might not be April.....

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  15. I know that my views might not be that popular regarding Wanta ....but I will say it again.....

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    I would not be surprised if once Putin comes knocking on the door saying - Leo, our money back with interests plus compensations for the suffering of our people caused by conspiratorial crash of Rouble .....

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    If somebody tells me that Russians agreed on that and even that they benefited from it, then I would ask him....where did you live in 80s and 90s on Moon or what?

    Russians came up with Perestroika to rehabilitated economy and whole society and the block - they could have succeed as China did in case they would not be crashed by Wanta's plot. Russians could have made the transition smooth.

    What Wanta cause was a disaster for Russian people (Wanta acted secretly but still on behalf or Reagan administration and all USA)- Rouble went down up to 10 times even more .... how did this helped people? Right after Americans came with drugs to Russian streets causing devastation among youth and weaker .... At the same time gates were wide open to Zionist bankers and US NAZI to rob all of Russia resources ..... rise of ZIO oligarchs began (like in Ukraine we see Porky or Kholoimovsky .....)

    Russia was planed to be split to number of states controlled by NAZI US and ZIO thugs ....

    People at the end of 90s had to work in Russia for free in factories and did not see payment for half a year and even more but they kept working...REALITY. In groceries empty shelves.....

    Thank you Wanta ... very human. Perestroika might had been success for Russia as in China transition went well. Wanta went there most likely to make sure that Perestroika might not work.

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    If somebody tells me that Wanta did good for Russia then I am not sure whom I am talking to....... And if somebody tells me that Wanta and Russians agreed on Wanta's Rouble attack I would just laugh. If Wanta has any paper signed from Kremlin then it is toilet paper signed by a cleaner or Zionist Soviet Shill plotting to rob Russia ..... meaning a national traitor.


    However, it should not be a big deal for John to call Putin and ask him about Wanta signed papers.....
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    You might consider him a hero and patriot ---- for me he is another Soros, at least regarding stealing money. Of course Soros is Zio-cabal gangster which Wanta is probably not rotten in character. Yet - what he caused on Russia people might be worse then what Soros caused.


    If Wanta is character - he should go to Kremlin with a big Santa sack saying - sorry for what we caused to Russians, this is what is not ours. And Putin would say, well done, time to enter the future together.

    Otherwise I would expect that Putin will come knocking himself by whatever means and then I am sure that those who consider Wanta a hero would not consider Putin as hero though he would do the same thing as Wanta did.

    But this is my view ....

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    1. And after Wanta comes with Santa sack to Kremlin he should take detour via Czech and knock on presidential castle saying - sorry that we caused that your country lost over night 70% of market Eastward and that we opened door for Westerner Zionist gangster to rob your economy ....

      Thank you....

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    2. I mean, he, Wanta should drop from his Santa sack something in Czech, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia etc.... because all of them were robbed at that time....!!!!!!!

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      But who cares, West is just and fair, as long as you speak English.

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  16. Monday, January 12, 2015
    16 INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES HAVE ISSUED AN ALARMING REPORT!!

    Providing this report for all Americans - not to sell a product - but to provide information to help you understand the coming financial collapse and insight in to what you need to know about it...........

    These agencies, that include the CIA, FBI, Army and Navy, have already begun to estimate the impact of the fall of the dollar as the global reserve currency, and our reign as the world's leading super power being annihilated in a way equivalent to the end of the British Empire, post-World War II. The end game could be a nightmarish scenario where the world falls into an extended period of global anarchy.
    Jim Rickards fears he and his colleagues' warnings are being ignored by our political leaders and the Federal Reserve, and we're on the verge of entering the darkest economic period in our nation's history, one that will ignite a 25-year Great Depression.

    Today we're going to examine everything he's uncovered because the bedlam could begin within the next six months, which is why every American should hear his warnings before it's too late.

    Debt can no longer be used to artificially grow our economy.

    During the boom years of the 1950s and 1960s, every dollar of debt that was created, we got $2.41 worth of economic growth, so that was pretty good bang for the buck. But, by the "stagflation" of the late 1970s, that relationship had actually collapsed. So now for a dollar of debt in the late 1970s, we were only getting $.41 in growth so, obviously, that's a huge drop-off.

    You know what that number is today? Today, we only get $.03 in growth for every $1 of debt.

    So we're piling on the debt, but we're getting less and less growth. As the trend goes from $2.41 to $.41 to $.03… It's soon going to go negative. (more)
    http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2015/01/16-intelligence-agencies-have-issued.html

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  17. Now we see the games played with Cohen about to join the CIA we will release this week the identity of the Rat Pack group who have been the Rat Pack group who have been threatening him to stop the settlements.

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    1. John,

      That article from VT on Wanta was interesting. Especially this part...

      Wanta’s vast Funds were disbursed on December 15, 2014 to an account with his name on it.

      On December 15, 2014 Wanta’s funds were transferred to the Wells Fargo Bank of Reno, Nevada. On December 17, Wells Fargo confirmed this to the US Department of the Treasury Compliance Department.

      Right now, Ambassador Wanta is waiting for the required Letter of Invitation by Wells Fargo for him to appear at the Reno Branch to make Sole Principal arrangements to have access to his funds, which Wanta was told totals 30.9 Trillion USD.

      Once he receives this Invitation from the Bank, he can appear and make arrangements to access his account and be able to make disbursements.

      What is a letter of invitation? Since it has been a month, I'm guessing this is just another stall tactic?

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    2. This is an issue I can not comment on under client privilege.
      Assume We are deeply involved via BB for the good of all ok?
      Good White Knight ( Hats) .

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  18. Richest 10% in US take larger slice of economic pie than in 1913, at peak of the Gilded Age
    http://investmentwatchblog.com/richest-10-in-us-take-larger-slice-of-economic-pie-than-in-1913-at-peak-of-the-gilded-age/

    "Same vermin, different time, same game!"

    IRRESISTIBLE INEQUALITY: Returns to invested capital are out stripping economic growth across advanced countries...

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  19. WE ARE THE WARRIORS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaNYCs-Bp6E

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  20. I would think JV, that if the VND exchange unfolds only in Vietnam first, that there will be many professional ways, even Banks themselves, who will find a way to be of service, at a fee of course. I do not think it will be necessary to carry, possibly many millions of currency in a briefcase or on their person and all the danger that could incur. Also, it would only be a matter of time till one could convert without travelling abroad. Enough of the fear please.

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    1. Paul
      An extra few points. DL tried sending coins unescorted to be cashed. They ripped him off and took his face off. Banks have expressed no interest in getting involved in Dongs. It could be a year or two yet. Many can't wait. So, if no supportive US Banks, what then? Send them unescorted in trust? To a country you bombed into the Stone Age, Chemically poisoned and deformed their children.Bought their children for Pig GI's sexual lust? Mass devastated and massacred their villages, Napalmed them, left trusting Vietnamese allies to be tortured and killed brutally when you ratted on your promises and ran away crying for your Mammies.Now, as one of the most reviled pariah nations on earth, you want to mass profiteer on their currency to gratify your needs and expect favours? Really? You really think the Banks, IMF and World Bank are going to make this easy? Forgive my ignorance. I humbly apologise for my lack of wisdom, living as I do in the City which controls 65% of all the Worlds Forex, is the Premier World City of all, which handles more Forex Trades than New York, Singapore and HK put together, and which wants no part of this yet. Yet you presume it so lacks understanding that you will ride in on a Rodeo steer and flip it. They will take the lot. Good luck with that.
      Paul, what if the US says No? How much time and in a very unsafe world? What if Vietnam like Iraq, sets a restricted window to switch, then releases new currencies and negates the rest? Vietnam is now Chinese. Anti America with good cause,huge cause. Vietnam and Eurasia are turning East. So sitting there in a year from now,waiting , if they close the door, then what?
      The World Bank are advocating only allowing internal nation conversions to convert, apart from the Big Battalions, to stifle racketeers and undeserving ambulance chasing Profiteers.
      Paul, joking with you in banter, but please, truly in respect now, what if? I AM on side helping really.
      You get possibly one shot at this. Waiting is your option and privilege. But the risk? Have you any idea just how unsafe the world is right now. How totally unstable America is?
      How many other Americans lay flat out on their asses when the Japs bombed the hell out of Pearl Harbour? Sure the Japs won't hit us. You ignored the Cable warnings and Intel reports. Key F brains went off to play golf instead so the Japs created bunkers to help.

      Paul, the only thing I fear, is ignorance. Empires like Rome were lost because of it. As is America now.
      Windows close. Chances are gone. It's a judgement call. After all, you only have in reality a few Bucks to lose. But the smart players will go for the pot not risk the lot. But, if with zero Forex sophistication you want to call it, good luck. Others need to bail asap and get stabilised. For them maybe in a year sitting there with their millions in their hand, and you with your Weanie in yours waiting, you can judge the call. Paul you got into this, how you get out is the question. Good luck with the waiting game. After all, how many years so far? Your right, your call, but at least look at the big picture. It's a dangerous world.

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    2. Whew' this pacifist Canadian feels like I have just been verbally flailed by an expert.:-)
      By what you have said previously Canada and its Banking system would be treated no better than American. Will the British and Australian Banks also be treated the same as American? They were involved in Vietnam also.

      In no way was I questioning your honour, integrity and knowledge John. This 69 year old grade ten dropout [ I was rebellious, not stupid] would never even presume to do so. If I unintentionally did something like that I sincerely apologize.

      I am one who has tried to educate myself all my life. I am one who has thought and asked questions outside of the box since a young boy. I have paid the price for being 'different' and doing my best to inform friends and family of what is happening in the world. I can take your rant in good heart, without taking it personally. I ask myself what I can learn and self realize from it.

      I trust what you have to say in these matters; more than any other person in the world at this time as my expertise in financial matters is minimal. I also understand the nature and intensities of what you may be feeling re the level of ignorance in the world re what is really going on and what it is like to be on the leading edge of the wing so to speak. I know a little about intensities of feelings. I am one who when in early 20's asked the Universe why and what the 'bomb' was and what it was reflecting to the race of man; and I demanded an answer. I figured if I had the intelligence to have the question I deserved an answer. I endured, not only the judgements of friends and family, but some quite heavy duty non physical and some physical nighttime choking attacks from demonic forces doing everything they could to 'discourage me' from demanding answers and understandings. I have experienced the not so friendly reptilian beings face to face. I have earned my place re the possibility of a financial windfall and the right to do the best I can for the unfolding of the Light on this planet. I understand that the economic salvation of this planet needs to happen before peace and goodness can prevail. I understand the nature of the dark forces that have been in charge for so long. I have been fighting the lonely battle as a foot soldier in the army of Light Workers and Spiritual Warriors.

      Aside from a couple of friends who are accepting of my differences I have been doing my share, and more, fighting the alone and lonely battle. Twice in my life I have not had anything to eat for a week as I did not have any money and was too proud to ask for help. I took advantage of the circumstance to know the experience of being truly hungry so I could truly relate with compassion to those who were hungry without seeming choice in the matter. I know the tough times and I will have you know John; I have never ever quit my duty in my field of battle. I stand tall even though my body is now bent and not very nimble anymore. Please do not assume you know me as some greedy currency holder as that is far from the truth with me.

      If you post some day that those with Dong need get to Vietnam immediately, that is what I will do, without hesitation. In the meantime I will add my energy to the possibility a peaceful and easy way for exchanging will unfold. In the meantime I do wait, I do listen and study what is unfolding in the world and the dangers so apparent.
      My spiritual name is Ayanda. It was given me by Mama Mona, a healing Shaman from South Africa in 1980. It means ' the men are increasing'. Ask within about me and you will know I have written these words honestly, with the strength of humility.

      Thank you. It is an honour to be aware of you. I recognize you as one with Spiritual honour and integrity. I make room for your occasional rant as I know where you are coming from. I ask the same of you; and I expect to be treated with respect and am not afraid to ask it of you.

      PD

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    3. Gees, I made a fool of myself again with the above post. Get going with my mouth or fingers and just do not know when to stop. Done it a thousand times; a flaw in my character I guess. Anyway John. It was a mistake to reply to your post. it was also pointed out to me that you may have been offended by my giving 'advice'. That did not cross my mind re initial post. If you can please delete my posts this thread. It is time I need to keep my mouth shut.

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    4. I don't think you should feel like a fool and I doubt John was offended by you giving advice.

      I think he was getting a chuckle out of the idea that banks were somehow there to help you.

      Banks care about banks...not the customer. He is in a unique position to see the way they act behind the scenes.

      On this site...you can say what you want and not worry about what people think.

      Just ask Vlastimil. LOL

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    5. Paul, I hope you don't delete your post. I thought you were very respectful, and it was nice to learn more about you and your life's experiences.

      Regarding the VND, I am fortunate enough to have the friendship of two Vietnamese ladies. Both came from Vietnam under different circumstances, but under great risk. And both are two of the nicest friends that I have. One wrote a book about her experiences. It's called "A Rose on the Steel Ground" and is available on Amazon for those that want to have a look. She said that was the nickname of her village, because they persevered despite all the bombings that pummeled the town.

      It's a fascinating read from someone who lived through a harrowing time in a war-torn country, and how she was able to find her father's family in China many years later. She doesn't portray all the Vietnamese people as saints, just as real people, the good and the bad.

      I learned a lot about the Vietnamese people from her book. And I learned once again that you never know what the person across from you has endured in their life. For me, that is a lesson in compassion.

      If I am fortunate enough to see a windfall from the small amount of VND I have, I plan on asking both of these women what they think would be something that I could do to help give something back to the Vietnamese people.

      Anyway, I hope this post has been helpful to someone. Take care everyone, and I hope we are all in a better financial position soon!

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    6. Paul

      Please relax. We are all challenging the boundaries of what if? Our role is to try to keep you safe. Bankers are NOT your friends but as devious a bunch of Weevils as you can get. You seek a code of honour when they have none. When crime drops its only because the criminals became Bankers or Police and its now unreported.
      Once we know what, if any, your options are, we will advise. These are dirty waters. Good luck.

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  21. John,
    Thanks for the update, exciting times indeed for the lowly peeps holding some VND as could mean a release from economic slavery for many, including working professionals trapped in crushing debt. Very much appreciate the news put out, whether it be good or bad.
    Rgds,

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  22. Do it your way, if the Public market allows Stateside. If not? You wont be carrying currencies back, just a Bank draft. Or even wire transferred but why get into it if you can't get out? Don't assume too much on the Banks yet. They are far from ready. Or interested.

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    1. Hello John, thanks for the reply above. I personally believe that we will be able to exchange here stateside. If that means that the IRS gets their cut at the time of exchange then so be it. I am really optimistic that you will be able to work something out with the elders, so we can exchange here in the US. I bank at Chase which is a SMART bank, so I don't think we will have any problems with the VND.

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    2. John - Passport not an issue. Would have to get currency to vietnam. After reval would be carrying far in access of 10k usd which requires declaration (even before reval more than 10k). Curious about options for that part of process. Want to be ready.
      Thanks

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    4. Question: I am investigating now the option of going there to deposit in a local account before anything happens. The value of my VND is less than the USD5,000 border control needing to declare. My bank also has branches there and all through asia (ANZ Bank). The airfare and a few days would be less than the forex spread to deposit here and have my bank wire over the funds, so I may as well go over physically and have a few days break at the same time. Assumption 1: That upon local rv, that locally deposited vnd will be included and upon forex'ing out back into aud or whatever the new exchange rate will hold. Assumption 2: If vietnam do issue a new currency, then that locally deposited will be automatically converted as it will be already in their bank. Assumption 3: Capital controls to wire out any currency in the future will be manageable using professional banking services. Taxes - I can report and pay - no problem with that.
      John, is that a naive approach or fairly sound? Thanks, if you can respond. Has anyone else thought of this?

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    5. I did think of this and as an Australian citizen, it might work. However, It's different for a US citizen.

      For a US citizen, it's still cash and time laid out for a speculative investment. But, with FATCA, US citizens will most likely not be able to open an account with a small amount like that.

      Banks typically want VERY large accounts to deal with the headache.

      Which means, if you are a US citizen, and want to open an account, you will need to do it in an offshore corporation. And not be the owner as they are cracking down on this, so it will need to be owned by a trust or foundation.

      It's just a lot of time and money for something that may or may not payoff.

      But, yes, I think your idea in general is sound. However, it's all theoretical. Things seem to change daily in the financial world.

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    6. Hi AJNAANDY I can't really give you an intelligent response to your questions although as already stated your general strategy appears sound. One thing I would look into though is to find out the requirements and rules that apply to non-Vietnamese visitors seeking to set up a bank account in Vietnam.

      While you may be an ANZ account holder in Australia that does not necessarily mean you automatically qualify for an account in Vietnam. A local Vietnamese ANZ branch would need to comply with local rules and regs that pertain to establishing new accounts. For example, a foreigner opening an account in Vietnam may need to show a passport with a visa of a certain category before an account is allowed to be opened. I'm not saying this is the case, but certainly something you should thoroughly investigate.

      Your local ANZ should be able to help, and maybe they can also help you set up the account before you leave.

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    7. Thanks guys, they do accounts for expats. The bank is checking for me and they advised they do send introductions to OS branches. We do it at work for staff, the anz arranges it ahead of time and the staff member turns up with ID and account is opened (solomon Islands). I will let you know what comes back. Others may be interested.

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  23. It appears that Lavrov is exaggerating quite bit....or am I idiot?

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    “The West imposed sanctions [on Russia] under the pretext of the catastrophe of the Malaysian Boeing,” said Lavrov, after a meeting with his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics.

    And now our Western colleagues “have completely forgotten this problem,” the Russian foreign minister added.

    “Russia alone is saying that it would be good to release at least preliminary results of the investigation and explain why this probe was conducted with flagrant violations of the norms, which are applied specifically for such cases within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).”

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    Hello Mr Lavrov - how dare you speaking this way. West is the most just and fair place on Earth. Shut up and move from the midst of our military bases so that we can get hand on oil, gas and other resources that you unjustly control. We are the West and all belongs to us. If you Russians want to object then we will cut you from SWIFT and very swiftly, if you do not believe it, ask Cameron.

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    1. http://rt.com/news/221759-lavrov-ukraine-plane-crash/

      Obs..... the link

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  24. Chechen leader blasts Europe over double standards on terrorism.....

    At the same time Kadyrov posed a question. Was the denouncing aimed at terrorism only in France or were the public figures and people targeting the evil all over the World?

    “Why the presidents, kings and prime ministers have never led marches of protest against the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Afghans, Syrians, Egyptians, Libyans, Yemenis, and Iraqis? Why did they remain silent when terrorists exploded a bomb in the Chechen government HQ or when they blew up the Grozny stadium killing Chechen President Akhmad-Haji Kadyrov [Ramzan Kadyrov’s father] and his aides? Why did they not react to the raid on the school in Beslan and the hostage taking at Moscow’s Dubrovka Theater? Why keep silent when in December last year terrorists captured the House of Press and a school in Grozny, killing and injuring over 50 people?” Kadyrov writes in his latest address.'

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    Mr Kadyrov - you do not get it. Your country does not speak English and this is the problem. We are all even but those who speak that special language are more even.

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    Mr Kadyrov, you have it like with Declaration of Independence in 1776 ..... all even ........ but since 1776 biggest slaughter of American native population - children- infants - women - occurred with total theft of the land .... just after so admired Declaration of Independence ...... they just killed all .... actually it lasts till this very day.

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    Sorry Mr Kadyrov ..... you just do not speak that magic language .....

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  25. ......SILENCE IS WORSE; ALL TRUTHS THAT ARE KEPT SILENT BECOME POISONOUS.....

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    If West does not act promptly - it is the end for the West and justly so.

    Truth Out - Justice In - Reconciliation - Forgiveness

    Only way forward.

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  26. Anyone, what do you think of Elizabeth Warren? Seems like the block was good. Blocking a wall street banker from regulating wall street.

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6458874

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    1. Elizabeth Warren, from Wikipedia...

      Warren was born on June 22, 1949,[3][8] in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to working class parents Pauline (née Reed) and Donald Jones Herring.[9][10][11] She was their fourth child, with three older brothers.[12] When she was twelve, her father, a janitor, had a heart attack—which led to many medical bills, as well as a pay cut because he could not do his previous work.[13] Eventually, this led to the loss of their car from failure to make loan payments. To help the family finances, her mother found work in the catalog-order department at Sears[14] and Elizabeth began working as a waitress at her aunt's restaurant.[12][15]

      Warren voted as a Republican for many years saying, "I was a Republican because I thought that those were the people who best supported markets".[16] She states that in 1995 she began to vote Democratic because she no longer believed that to be true, but she says that she has voted for both parties because she believed that neither party should dominate.[25]

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  27. Good question. I am looking forward to answer. Would like to ask another. i think there are Chinese bank branches in Vancouver BC. If i could deposit my Dong in a Chinese Bank foreign currency account. Maybe there is a branch of a Vietnamese Bank in Canada. Does anybody know?

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  28. Sorry, this is was on VT, but took it from Jeans blog, getting late for me.
    https://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/george-bush-pedophile-sex-ring-and-blackmail-of-congress/

    George Bush Pedophile Sex Ring and Blackmail of Congress

    Posted on January 12, 2015 by Jean
    Posted by Stew Webb
    Veterans Today
    January 12, 2015

    George HW Bush a known Evil Pedophile who ran a Congressional Blackmail Child Sex Ring during the 1980s known as “Operation Brownstone and Operation Brownstar” later to become known as “The Finders or The Franklin Coverup”. U.S. Vice President George HW Bush would sneak children over to Senator Barney Franks condo known as a “Brownstone” to their Famous cocktail parties where U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senators some willing and some unwilling participants got a taste of the “Vodo Drug” in their drink.

    To prove a case you need one that was involved in an operation or a witness or documents, in this case U.S. Customs documents prove the case without getting anyone still living killed. Inside the (scribd) document below is an article that appeared in US News and World report December 27 1993 titled “Through a Glass Very Darkly” Cops, spies and a very old investigation also copies of the U.S. Customs Reports the names are not blacked out.

    You may have purchased a set with the names blacked out from Dirty FBI-CIA Blackmailer Ted Gunderson a known thief, liar and killer, a true “Daddy Bush FBI Troll who surfaced in the 1990s to run cover for Bush and to identify those children who still may be living who could be a liability to Bush, Gunderson and CIA George Pender’s Congressional Child Sex Blackmail Operation known as “Brownstar”. Ted Gunderson surfaced in the early 1990s as the so called investigator in the Franklin Savings and Loan case against Larry King a Black Republican who introduced George HW Bush at the 1988 Republican Convention as America’s next President. Ted Gunderson was there to get rid of any witness or Children from “Boys Town” an Orphanage all boys who had been transported to Washington, D.C. and raped by these Pedophiles in Bush-Gunderson-Pender Child Sex Ring known as “Operation Brownstar”.

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    1. Cont. from above

      The true story never has been told that Orphanages from all over America during the 1980s came to Washington, D.C. paid by the US Taxpayers to unknowingly participate in the Congressional Blackmail Child Sex Ring. Daddy Bush, Dick Cheney, John Sununu according to sources would be standing in line to greet the Children and their Care Takers as they came to the Vice Presidents Home and or the White House for their specially invited tour at US Government expense. Bush, Cheney and Sununu would ask what’s your name and later just before Dinner time a call from the White House came into the Hotel were the Children we staying to the Care Takers inviting Little Billy, Mary, Johnny, Timmy, and Pam who were invited to the White House State dinner that evening.

      The Car Takers thought it would be good for the children since the White House could not accommodate the entire Orphanage. Gunderson and Pender who ran the operation dispatched the Limo at Bush’s request and the Female would take the children to the Limo and immediately give them as Coke or Pepsi with the VODO DRUG in it and off to U.S. Senator Barney Franks pad known as a “Brownstone”.
      Of course the U.S. Senators and U.S. Reps were there with the good looking female prostitutes that would help get the Congressman and Senators Drunk on the “VODO DRUG” so when Daddy Bush, Dick Cheney, John Sununu and others showed up at the party and the Children in the Limo arrived the Female Prostitutes left and the Child Sex Party started with U.S. Vice President George HW Bush, Richard Cheney, John Sununu and others showing the VODO Drunk Congressman and Senators how to have Sex Raping Children while the cameras were running. Someone pretending to be from the White House would call the Care Takers back at the Hotel and would tell them the Children fell asleep and are staying the night here at the White House and will be returned before Lunch tomorrow.

      The Care Takers did not know a thing until 6 months later when their Children were sitting in front of the TV watching the News and waiting for Dinner when many would jump up and point to the TV and say “He put his thing in me” as the Children pointed to either their rectum or the female side. These Care Takers began to ask questions and did not know who to call instead some called “People Magazine” who spent a million dollars investigating all of Americas Orphanages and found this was true with those Children selected out at the White House being greeted by these known Pedophiles, Bush, Cheney and Sanunu.

      The story was never told by “People Magazine” the Journalist I talked to on many occasions in the late 1980s and early 1990s was never allowed to publish the story.

      Now you know the full story.

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    2. P

      This further exposure of appalling Child abuse sickens and saddens me. How can Americans be so ignorant of reality or news, as to go on allowing filth like the Bushes to run for office? You wonder why the world looks aghast at America and why the nation is the butt of so many jokes?
      The story is so sad. Disgusting and depraved men. When this filth dies he will get another US ceremonial funeral, great man etc when in hard truth he is the lowest filth who needs to die a slow and lingering cancer riddled death. His legs have gone and his bladder also, as dementia encroaches. He sits, encompassed in his own filth, jibbering like a demented buffoon, while he rots. Filth to filth, a fitting end.

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    3. John, sadly know all to well what a sick personage he is. Won't go into it, but one little lad has me remembering and I won't forget the one I couldn't help. There's another article and will be posting it shortly. It ties much together well. Can't see those many buildings and parks renamed fast enough.

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    4. Long article.

      Is any Story Evil Enough ?
      Posted by Preston James, Ph.D on January 9, 2015

      Is there any story Evil enough the Controlled Major Mass Media will refuse to suppress and go ahead and publish it anyway ?
      At this time the definitive answer to this question is a resounding and deafening “NO”. How could this be you might ask?

      Certainly if the reporters came to their editor with an evil, verified story that young children were being sex-trafficked to Washington DC and used for pedophile sex for some of the top DC politicians and elites at a special party house, wouldn’t this story be bad enough to warrant immediate coverage on the front page of every newspaper in America and on the evening local and national news??

      Sadly, even with a story such as this — a story of evil beyond imagination — the answer to this question is a resounding and deafening “NO”.

      Why is this so? The unexpected but true answer is that the CMMM is owned and completely controlled by a very large organized crime syndicate, aka the Organized Crime Cabal (OCC). And this OCC controls the congress, the judiciary, most of the USG, the FBI, and at least half of American Intel, including the CIA and about half of America’s military — excluding the High Command and most of the Navy.
      The Franklin Credit Union Pedophile/child kidnapping/sex trafficking/honey pot entrapment operations of the CIA.

      The Franklin Credit Union story is an example of how the CMMM will suppress any story no matter how evil, in order to preserve the power of their controllers — the top policy-makers of the very large worldwide Organized Crime Syndicate.

      Many refer to this syndicate as the Organized Crime Cabal (OCC) and Intel Insiders and astute investigative journalists have attributed the OCC directly responsible for all world terrorism.

      The fact is that Veterans Today Senior Editor and Managing Director Gordon Duff was the first top Intel official to ever proclaim this publicly, a proclamation which has sent and is still sending major shock-waves around the World.

      Why the Franklin Credit Union/Larry King Pedophile sex-trafficking scandal is so important.

      The reason the Franklin Credit Union pedophile, honey-trap CIA operation is important is that it has been completely documented by trained investigative journalists and seasoned investigators, as well as Intel at the highest level possible. It was well-documented that ex-CIA Director William Colby admitted this, but he said the story was too big and was a threat to the existing political order and therefore would be suppressed. This story tracked from Boystown, all the way to the party houses of Washington DC, and even the White House, where some young boys were taken for “midnight tours”.

      The more you study this, the more outraged you will become, because although Barney Frank appears to have been involved at the periphery, he has skated free, while his roommate Craig Spence died mysteriously — and very conveniently.

      And at least one secondary level newspaper carried a small part of the story, but the CMMM ignored it and kept it suppressed, despite numerous calls, faxes and letters by major, respected investigative journalists. And the FBI, which was responsible for covering it up and sending child witnesses to unbelievably long prison sentences for “perjury”, used their Division 5 to murder the Chief Investigator Gary Caradori and his son and numerous witnesses.

      The FBI SAC at Omaha, which was the staging point for this, and the responsible US Army General skated free, while some secondary local players served minimal prison sentences to make sure they were discredited and couldn’t later testify against the “Mr. Bigs” involved — and there were plenty of them too.

      More at http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/09/is-any-story-evil-enough/


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  29. John

    Going down to Vietnam - one needs VISA, meaning one needs to apply for VISA - meaning one needs to have invitation letter to Vietnam - one needs to know what kind of VISA to apply to ....

    All is doable no problem ... just time is not on our side. All can be done within few days if one knows what and where and how.... but few days meaning min 2 days in cases doing it smart and fast way.

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    Is it going that direction? One needs to get little bit familiar how Vietnamese work, I will try to find out about opening account in Vietnam and what needed.

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    1. Hi Vlastimil. Thanks for your information. It appears the 'letter of invitation' is not universal. The following is from the consulate in Sydney.
      http://vietnamconsulate.org.au/content/view/12/26/

      As for the banking side, I will advise when my bank has let me know.
      Below is my banks Vietnamese page for expats, so they would be able to open accounts for any nationality I guess. Own research required.
      http://www.anz.com/vietnam/en/Personal/Everyday-Banking/Guide-Expats/

      Interesting, Vietnam has a thriving economy. Why not invest in local business if yield is your aim? This has got me expanding my thoughts about what is possible. There is nothing wrong or untoward in opening an account to deposit cash in preparation for local investment. I'm sure it's done all the time.

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  30. Vlastimil

    We just dont know yet, we are exploring the boundaries, but there are parties trying to push it that way. We can as good as skip this week now. Small glitches have lost us the week.

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    1. Thank you ...

      I will get info here for folks. Beside I will make sure I have in Vietnam settled money in bank just in case, it is good to have money at different places - one blows other brings fruit.

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    2. As all see, the currencies are still undecided yet,. All we are doing is exploring the boundaries of what if? We need to consider all options just in case. It is all a convoluted mess unfolding. Rather like a daily set of Bush Srs Diaper s! God its good to see him sitting in the mess he created. Legless, faculties going howling at the moon. When any final conclusion is achieved for the currencies we will advise. My latest update talking with Reno at 03 am this morning is at least another week even for the PPs with the Public later. A step at a time.
      At least on site you will get a clear approach when decided. But, it's the convoluted mess you all bought into. Now getting out with your scalps and profit is the key.

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  31. In case Vietnam only option

    1 You need VISA to enter the country

    2 To get VISA you need *Invitation letter*

    3 VISA one can get at Vietnam embassy in your country- you need about 50 USD, you will need 2 pictures like for getting a passport

    4 You can apply for VISA with one entry that would last 30 days - it means you can enter with that VISA only once, you can get multiple enter VISA that means within a month you can come and go more then once. Price is of course basically doubled like up to 100 USD

    5 Letter of Invitation is needed also to board the plane - without Letter of Invitation you can not board the plane in your country

    6 In that letter of Invitation you must have of course your name and probably passport number included ....

    (This is info for individual travel....) in case you would try to enter via Travel Agency - you must contact that agency if they would provide all for you, which might be that they do most likely .... it might cost extra money. I can imagine that Travel Agency might be even willing to get you for money just that invitation letter - you must try for yourself.

    Bribes are normal there, one can sneak even without Invitation Letter but it will cost about 250-300 USD at the check points at airport.

    7 Have everything doubled, I mean papers .. just in case.

    8 It is possible to get also VISA at arrivals - somehow, one needs to find out how it works first,take no risks. If you screw up, you fly back - end of story.

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    This is from the net -
    All visitors must obtain Vietnam visa prior to entry into Vietnam. However, at present visitors from the following 12 countries - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, The Philippines, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden are exempted from requiring visas when they enter, exit, or stay in Vietnam for less than 15 days.

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    1. The 'letter' is referenced in the Sydney Consulate page:

      "Warning from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia: There has been an increase in the number of Australians applying online for a ‘visa on arrival’ approval letter. There have been reports of visa scams involving online Vietnamese visa applications. There have also been reports of applicants’ personal details being made public by online visa websites. As result, we recommend you apply for a Vietnamese visa directly from the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam.

      (http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Vietnam)

      Warning:

      - We have the honour to announce that the following websites are not legitimate:

      http://vietnam-embassy.org, http://myvietnamvisa.com, http://vietnamvisacorp.com, http://vietnam-visa.com, http://visavietnam.gov.vn, http://vietnamvisa.gov.vn, http://visatovietnam.gov.vn, http://vietnam-visa.gov.vn

      - The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam has recently received many feedbacks from foreign nationals on the visa online service provided by above-mentioned websites.

      - We holds no responsibility for any visa application for Viet Nam provided by these services."

      http://vietnamconsulate.org.au/content/view/12/26/

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    2. AJ

      It is not so hot with VISA on Arrival -it works, of course if you go to any Vietnam embassy and inquire about VISA on Arrival - they tell you it does not work.

      In fact it works. All you need is a 'Letter of Invitation' ... you can buy it on line - IT WORKS. Hope I will talk with contact in Vietnam soon.

      More over, at the island of Phu Quoc (which is rather tourist destination - no visa required) but in case you want to go then to inland from Phu Quoc it is required to get inland. To Phu Quoc you can get a direct flight from Singapore or Cambodia by boat .....

      Question is banking at Phu Quoc - that one I did not find specifically yet, but there are banks though it is mainly tourist destination.

      ;;;;;
      More info later .....

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    3. I mean if you go to Vietnam embassy in your country and ask if you can buy Arrival Visa at the airport then they would say no - but if you show like 50-100 USD then she would reply that it might work or that she would call a colleague with more exact info and colleague would come collect the money (then they would share it..) and say, thank you of course you can get it at arrivals if you know how .... then you give me more and he will tell you HOW....

      It looks it is different world - people help themselves as they can.... apparently.....

      I have it already verified.... it works.

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    1. John

      For sure eventually Vietnam will issue new currency ... but if they convert the money in bank to new rate meaning people down there will wake up with a bunch of money on accounts, or will they apply some kind of exchange trick .....

      I might deposit some money to Vietnam bank account down there, let say almost right away if willing. This money in that account would get RV or would it go through some exchange and then RV?

      If possible to release any info?

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  33. Vlastimil
    PPs only will go first. That can be handled and contained. Taxes centralised and known major Projects will benefit.
    There is a lot of resentment among the Suits at allowing a Public Free for all. They see it as an Invasion of Skip Rats free feeding. Unless they do it!!! Double standards.
    Chinese NY comes up after only 4 weeks. China will not want chaos until after. It's ugly and a mess. To many have a Kindergarten view of what's unfolding here. There are huge and complex dynamics.
    A Dummy can buy Jungle Bunny Paper, but a Dummy can't cash it.
    Let's wait for Real World moves.

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    1. Hello John, In light of your recent posts, I came up with an Idea you can run by the elders. For those of us who cannot afford the flight to Vietnam, you can have it to where the country of Vietnam gets a percentage of whatever profit we cash in, whatever it may be. This is only fair to the country, as I will gladly pay a percentage to Vietnam, and we get to exchange stateside this way everyone is happy. And we will pay the IRS up front taxes if needed. I have no problem getting a passport, but a lot of us cannot afford the flight over there. Also don't forget to look into that lawyer option for us, as well as the steps to do that. I personally believe that if the country of Vietnam is guaranteed an up-front percentage of our profits at cash in, they will allow us to exchange stateside. Please run this idea by your people, I believe this may work. Once again, thank you for all your hard work.

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    2. Griffonred. State suits dont move fast. I have other ideas if they do allow a Public release.

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    3. Small amount of Dong.... no dinar for me.... would be nice if we could form some kind of group qualifier.... I would have no problem sending my info to someone appointed here.... pre qualify so to speak... so as not to be Joe blow walking in off the street waving my Dong...

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  34. In Vietnam as a tourist you can open a bank account at Techcombank, at minimum ...

    Techcombank - verified...

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  35. OH COME ON: ISIS Just So Happens to Hack CENTCOM Just as Obama Is Announcing New Cyber Security Legislation?
    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/oh-come-on-isis-just-so-happens-to-hack-centcom-just-as-obama-is-announcing-new-cyber-security-legislation_012015

    Could it really get any more convenient than this?

    The top story today everywhere is that ISIS hackers attacked U.S. Central Command and posted sensitive info on the agency’s official Twitter page.

    So the hack attack just so happened to come JUST as President Obama was addressing the nation on, what else? Cyber security.

    Really? How serendipitous. In fact, if you look serendipitous in the dictionary, this situation might be in there as a textbook example.

    Obama is expected to address cyber security again at the State of the Union where he is set to continue drumming up support for two new pieces of legislation on cyber security he is about to propose.

    And now he’s telling Americans that these attacks pose a “direct threat to the economic security of American families.”
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Stop the madness....enough already!

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    1. The financial crisis of 2008 is just one of many bank heists the banking cartel has pulled off & continues to pull off daily.
      http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-financial-crisis-of-2008-is-just-one-of-many-bank-heists-the-banking-cartel-has-pulled-off-continues-to-pull-off-daily/

      The film Inside Job brilliantly exposes the corruption in US banking that led to the 2008 crash. We ask four bankers for their verdict on this damning indictment of their world
      ______________________________________________________________________________________

      In my opinion, this is what happens when one negotiates with terrorists!

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    2. Yes, agreed, not too much to add.

      Something should burst as soon as possible - this stand by last for too long .....

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  36. Correct Fed Up

    Its ALL BS to get total control of your lives. A NWO game show.

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  37. John, keep up the good fight...proud to be a part of humanity...you got my vote!

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