The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives

TruthDig posted the latest Ellen Brown, Web of Debt examination of the financial market.

highrisk-435x235The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives

Five years after the financial collapse precipitated by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, the risk of another full-blown financial panic is still looming large, despite the Dodd Frank legislation designed to contain it. As noted in a recent Reuters article, the risk has just moved into the shadows: Continue reading

Is Jamie Dimon Still the President’s Favorite Bankster?

ROLLING STONE – FEATURE:
Chase, Once Considered “The Good Bank,” Is About to Pay Another Massive Settlement
By POSTED: July 18, 12:20 PM ET

Jamie Dimon Libor SubpeonasDuring the financial crisis, while Dr. Evil-ish Wall Street villains like Goldman and Lehman Brothers were getting all the bad press, pundits continually referred to J.P. Morgan Chase as the “good bank.” The myth of Chase as the finance sector’s one upstanding rock of rectitude reached its zenith in July of 2009 with an embarrassingly hagiographic piece in the New York Times entitled, “In Washington, One Bank Chief Still Holds Sway.” In that one, the paper breathlessly praised Jamie Dimon for emerging from “the disgrace of his industry” to become Barack Obama’s “favorite banker.”

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Theft is Legal for Big Banks – and Your Money Will Never Be Safe

The new rules for keeping too-big-to-fail alive: use creditor funds, including uninsured deposits, to recapitalize failing banks.

falling_dollar-410x350April 29, 2013 
 | “[W]ith Cyprus . . . the game itself changed. By raiding the depositors’ accounts, a major central bank has gone where they would not previously have dared. The Rubicon has been crossed.”

—Eric Sprott, Shree Kargutkar, “ Caveat Depositor

The crossing of the Rubicon into the confiscation of depositor funds was not a one-off emergency measure limited to Cyprus.  Similar “bail-in” policies are now appearing in multiple countries.  (See  Continue reading

Chris Whalen: The Fallacy of “Too Big To Fail”–Why the Big Banks Will Eventually Break Up

Jim Puplava is Author & Host of Financial Sense & Financial Sense Newshour providing weekly broadcasts and writing thought-provoking commentary for Financial Sense Online in addition to interviews with top financial thinkers.
In a riveting interview on the banking industry, Christopher Whalen of Tangent Capital Partners in New York joins Jim on Financial Sense Newshour to discuss the fallacy of “too big to fail,” conflicts of interest in the derivatives markets, problems with the 2005 bankruptcy laws, and political failures, policies and programs.

Chris Whalen elaborates on the present economic situation and why we are not seeing the changes Americans expect.   Continue reading