SOLAR STORMS and EMP Attack…A Guide*


An EMP, or Electro Magnetic Pulse, is generated from the detonation of a nuclear device or quite possibly, extreme solar activity, such as that which was experienced in 1859, 1989, and as recent as 1994
The US Government and military have studied these phenomenon extensively and several reports have been issued regarding EMP effects on,

  • vehicles

  • computer networks

  • critical infrastructure,

…and more. 

In this report, we’ll cover many of the topics discussed and researched in regards to geomagnetic anomalies, solar storm activity, and the effects of an electromagnetic pulse. It should be noted, however, that Congress has largely ignored the EMP Commission’s warnings and our hospitals, trucking industry, and critical infrastructure remain highly vulnerable.

In the late summer of 1859, a great solar storm hit the planet. This storm was the product of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun. While the science and physics behind these coronal ejections is interesting, it can also be long winded for some readers so I’ll keep this brief.

Once in a while – exactly when, scientists still cannot predict – an event occurs on the surface of the Sun that releases a tremendous amount of energy in the form of a solar flare or a coronal mass ejection, an explosive burst of very hot, electrified gases with a mass that can surpass that of Mount Everest. I encourage you to research this more if you would like a deeper understanding of the charged plasma that is ejected from the Sun’s surface occasionally.  What you need to realize is that these solar storms are not only electrically and magnetically charged, but they bring radiation – across the spectrum, from microwave radiation to gamma rays.

On September 1st and 2nd, 1859, Earth’s inhabitants experienced the greatest solar storm in recorded history. The electrical grid was in it’s infancy, consisting mainly of a few telegraph wires in larger cities. This storm short circuited the wires and caused massive fires. The typical light show in the far north, known as the Aurora Borealis, was seen as far south as Cuba, Rome and Hawaii.   Due to society’s minor dependence on any form of an electrical grid at the time, this did not disrupt the world substantially.

In 1989 and 1994, minor solar storms knocked out communication satellites, shut down power plants, and disrupted the electrical grid. These were minor solar flares. Imagine if a solar storm the size of 1859′s struck our modern society. Delicate wires run everywhere nowadays. Filaments, computer chips, hard drives, cell phones, and electrical lines that stretch thousands of miles. Have you stopped to think about your vehicle’s computer system? The details might surprise you.

We’ll get to that in a minute, but first, let’s talk briefly about a man-made version of the Perfect Solar Storm – the nuclear EMP event

Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

According to the 2004 Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States of EMP Attack (Executive Report),

“Several potential adversaries have or can acquire the capability to attack the United States with a high-altitude nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A determined adversary can achieve an EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication.”

It goes on to briefly address the effects,

“EMP is one of a small number of threats that can hold our society at risk of catastrophic consequences. EMP will cover the wide geographic region within line of sight to the nuclear weapon.

It has the capability to produce significant damage to critical infrastructures and thus to the very fabric of US society…”

The Commission’s chairman has testified that within one year of such an attack, 70% – 90% of Americans would be dead from such causes as disease and violence. It is also highly plausible that many Americans would die of starvation due to the interruption of the national food supply.

According to the Washington Department of Health, Office of Radiation Protection,

“A 1.4 Megaton bomb launched about 250 miles above Kansas would destroy most of the electronics that were not protected in the entire Continental United States.”

So, as you can see, both a massive solar storm and an EMP event could quite possibly end civilization as we know it.

I know that sounds drastic, but in the United States and other technologically advanced countries, how would the mass population handle a prolonged event with very little or quite possibly, no electricity?

As the Commission noted, our society is utterly dependent on our electrical grid for everything.

  • Trucking and transportation, including food delivery

  • Gas stations and oil refineries

  • Information and communications

  • Commercial production of food and goods

  • Water purification and delivery

  • Most of our military capability

These are only a handful of things that we take for granted because they are always there.

If the gas stations were out of order, and no refineries able to produce more fuel, can you imagine how quickly our “civilized society” would break down? With that event alone, grocery store shelves become empty within a matter of days and farmers can’t transport any goods. If you were not aware, grocery stores do not stock much extra produce or food “in the back of the store.”

In order to achieve a higher profit margin, stores maintain only a few days worth of staples until another shipment arrives. This not only conserves space, but allows for them to keep their overhead lower, among other things.

Once the gas stops flowing and the shelves are wiped clean, how long will your neighbor remain civil?

Several tests and scenarios (not to mention common sense) have shown that cell phones will be one of the first tell-tale signs of an electromagnetic event because of the enormous percentage of the population carrying one. If the power grid were to simply go down due to weather or regional outage, this wouldn’t immediately effect your cellphone.

Depending on your location, your local cell towers have back-up power systems. However, those cell towers, their emergency power supplies, and your cell phone will all be disabled after an electromagnetic event, offering you a clue as to what has just happened.

The Commission went on to assess just how our society would be impacted from an EMP event, including how well cars and trucks can handle the burst of electromagnetic waves.

The Automobile and Trucking Infrastructures
[brief excerpt from the Commission’s 2008 report]

“Over the past century, our society and economy have developed in tandem with the automobile and trucking industries. As a consequence, we have become highly dependent on these infrastructures for maintaining our way of life.

Our land-use patterns, in particular, have been enabled by the automobile and trucking infrastructures. Distances between suburban housing developments, shopping centers, schools, and employment centers enforce a high dependence on the automobile.

Suburbanites need their cars to get food from the grocery store, go to work, shop, obtain medical care, and myriad other activities of daily life. Rural Americans are just as dependent on automobiles, if not more so. Their needs are similar to those of suburbanites, and travel distances are greater. To the extent that city dwellers rely on available mass transit, they are less dependent on personal automobiles. But mass transit has been largely supplanted by automobiles, except in a few of our largest cities.

As much as automobiles are important to maintaining our way of life, our very lives are dependent on the trucking industry. The heavy concentration of our population in urban and suburban areas has been enabled by the ability to continuously supply food from farms and processing centers far removed.

As we noted above, cities typically have a food supply of only several days available on grocery shelves for their customers.

Replenishment of that food supply depends on a continuous flow of trucks from food processing centers to food distribution centers to warehouses and to grocery stores and restaurants. If urban food supply flow is substantially interrupted for an extended period of time, hunger and mass evacuation, even starvation and anarchy, could result.

Trucks also deliver other essentials. Fuel delivered to metropolitan areas through pipelines is not accessible to the public until it is distributed by tanker trucks to gas stations.

Garbage removal, utility repair operations, fire equipment, and numerous other services are delivered using specially outfitted trucks. Nearly 80 percent of all manufactured goods at some point in the chain from manufacturer to consumer are transported by truck.

The consequences of an EMP attack on the automobile and trucking infrastructures would differ for the first day or so and in the longer term.

An EMP attack will certainly immediately disable a portion of the 130 million cars and 90 million trucks in operation in the United States. Vehicles disabled while operating on the road can be expected to cause accidents.

With modern traffic patterns, even a very small number of disabled vehicles or accidents can cause debilitating traffic jams. Moreover, failure of electronically based traffic control signals will exacerbate traffic congestion in metropolitan areas.

In the aftermath of an EMP attack that occurs during working hours, with a large number of people taking to the road at the same time to try to get home, we can expect extreme traffic congestion.”

 EMP Vulnerability of the Automobile and Trucking Infrastructures

  The Commission tested the EMP susceptibility of traffic light controllers, automobiles, and trucks.

The summary of the tests conclude that traffic light controllers will begin to malfunction following exposure to EMP fields as low as a few kV/m, thereby causing traffic congestion.

For automobiles, approximately 10% of the vehicles on the road will stop, at least temporarily, thereby possibly triggering accidents, as well as congestion, at field levels above 25k V/m. For vehicles that were turned off during the testing, none suffered serious effects and were able to be started.

Of the trucks that were not running during EMP exposure, none were subsequently affected during the test. Thirteen of the 18 trucks exhibited a response while running. Most seriously, three of the truck motors stopped. Two could be restarted immediately, but one required towing to a garage for repair.

The other 10 trucks that responded exhibited relatively minor temporary responses that did not require driver intervention to correct. Five of the 18 trucks tested did not exhibit any anomalous response up to field strengths of approximately 50kV/m.

In regards to the airline industry,

“Although commercial aircraft have proven EM protection against naturally occurring EM environments [such as lightning], we cannot confirm safety of flight following [severe or hostile] EMP exposure.

Moreover, if the complex air traffic control system is damaged by EMP, restoration of full services could take months or longer.”

It should be clearly noted and understood that these tests only involved pulses up to 50k V/m.

Russia, the United States and several other countries are speculated to have weapons that can produce 100-200k V/m in purpose-built EMP warheads. One of the early tests in nuclear detonation and EMP study was called Starfish Prime. This event knocked out streetlights as far away as Hawaii and was rated at a measly 5.6k V/m.

Another potential problem, this time with solar storms, is that EMPs last only milliseconds and can be presumed to be rated no more than the typical 50k V/m.

Coronal mass ejections from the Sun and X-Flares (X being the highest on the scale of intensity) can last for several minutes and have dire consequences should it hit the Earth. EMPs are also rather regional. One single EMP could effect the entire continental United States, but we might be able to rely on Britain or other countries to help us out. During a large enough solar storm, it might very well engulf the entire planet as the magnetic field surrounds the Earth.  

What to Expect After the Lights Go Out

In conclusion, depending on the technology used, you have a decent chance that should an EMP or solar storm occur while you are driving home from work, you will be able to make it home as long as you are careful to avoid collisions.

It boils down to terrain, distance and strength. Once home, however, it is an entirely different story!

  • There will be no more fuel available

  • There will be no more food and water for purchase

  • There will be no more iPhone or internet

And if you do find these things, what will be the price? Your dollars will likely mean nothing to anyone with common sense. The art of bartering will very quickly take on a new importance for your own survival.

If this event were to occur, you could count on a very prolonged period of great civil unrest, riots, theft and wide spread violence.

Repairs will be very slow and new parts for the large generators and power plants will likely have to be manufactured overseas and delivered to the United States. Furthermore, these foreign factories would have to retool their machines to create the specific part that we need if they are not already our supplier. And that is if the other industrialized nations aren’t effected, as well.

As for the military and police, you can expect high numbers of deserters, placing an even greater strain on the limited resources of government order.

From my personal experience of being a New Orleans police officer before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, I witnessed 1/4 of the police department simply walk away the first day, with final numbers nearing 1/2 of the department having gone AWOL by the time the lights came back on. Some chose to leave for family reasons while others left due to stress. I saw how quickly those we entrust with public safety can become an armed street gang and simply take what you have at gun point. These are all valid topics to consider when speaking about an event such as an EMP or severe solar storm. These are valid points even when the disaster is very localized, such as Hurricane Katrina was.

If you would like to learn more details about the actual tests, continue reading below. It should be noted that I have received several emails since this article was first published in August of 2010 in regards to real world power values of the EMP. Many readers have noted that the Congressional tests were below what a severe storm or EMP could produce.

If this is the case, you could expect to see a more diverse range of problems and vehicles that may not function.

Traffic Lights

In testing the traffic lights, the Commission used the 170E controller which is in use in 80% of all signal intersections. They noted four different types of effects, depending on the power level of the electromagnetic pulse.

The following effects were observed:

  1. Forced Cycle: At field levels of 1 to 5 kV/m, the light was forced to cycle from green to red without going through yellow. This is a transient effect that recovers automatically after one cycle.

  2. Disrupted Cycle: At field levels of 5 to 10 kV/m, the normally programmed cycle times became corrupted and change to a cycle different from that originally programmed. The controller had either been damaged or needed to be manually reset.

  3. No Cycle: At 10 to 15 kV/m, the side street lights at an intersection never turned green. The controller had been damaged.

  4. Flash Mode: Also at 10 to 15 kV/m, the intersection went into a mode in which the lights in all directions were flashing. This mode can cause large traffic jams because traffic flow is severely reduced in this situation. The controller has either been damaged or needs to be manually reset.

Based on these results, it can be anticipated that an EMP will trigger moderate to severe traffic congestion in metropolitan areas. The traffic congestion may be exacerbated by the panic reactions possibly attendant to an EMP attack. None of the data predict or suggest life threatening conditions; conflicting green lights did not occur during the tests. All the observed effects would cause less traffic disruption than would a power outage, which results in no working traffic lights.  


The potential EMP vulnerability of automobiles derives from the use of built-in electronics that support multiple functions within the vehicle.

With more than 100 microprocessors in modern vehicles, one might think that leaves newer cars more susceptible to being disrupted by an EMP, but due to higher standards in electromagnetic compatibility, this weakness has been mitigated.

The Commission tested a sample of 37 cars in an EMP simulation laboratory, with vehicle years ranging from 1986 through 2002. Automobiles of these vintages include extensive electronics and represent a significant portion of the vehicles on the road today. Automobiles were subjected to EMP environments under both engine turned off and engine turned on conditions.

No effects were subsequently observed in those automobiles that were not turned on during EMP exposure. The most serious effect observed on running automobiles was that the motors in three cars stopped at field strengths of approximately 30 kV/m or above. In an actual EMP exposure, these vehicles would glide to a stop and require the driver to restart them.

Electronics in the dashboard of one automobile were damaged and required repair. Other effects were relatively minor. Twenty-five automobiles exhibited malfunctions that could be considered only a nuisance (e.g., blinking dashboard lights) and did not require driver intervention to correct. Eight of the 37 cars tested did not exhibit any anomalous response.

Based on these test results, the Commission expects few automobile effects at EMP field levels below 25 kV/m.

Approximately 10 percent or more of the automobiles exposed to higher field levels may experience serious EMP effects, including engine stall, that require driver intervention to correct.


As is the case for automobiles, the potential EMP vulnerability of trucks derives from the trend toward increasing use of electronics.

The Commission assessed the EMP vulnerability of trucks using an approach identical to that used for automobiles. Eighteen running and non-running trucks were exposed to simulated EMP in a laboratory. The intensity of the EMP fields was increased until either anomalous response was observed or simulator limits were reached. The trucks ranged from gasoline-powered pickup trucks to large diesel- powered tractors. Truck vintages ranged from 1991 to 2003.

Of the trucks that were not running during EMP exposure, none were subsequently affected during the test. Thirteen of the 18 trucks exhibited a response while running. Most seriously, three of the truck motors stopped.

Two could be restarted immediately, but one required towing to a garage for repair. The other 10 trucks that responded exhibited relatively minor temporary responses that did not require driver intervention to correct.

Five of the 18 trucks tested did not exhibit any anomalous response up to field strengths of approximately 50 kV/m.


 by Kevin Hayden, January 02, 2013

New Obama “Executive Order” Hints at…Devastating Space Event! *


“Could Disable Large Portions

of the Electrical Power Grid…

Cause Cascading Failures”

Once considered a fringe conspiracy theory, it appears that the Obama administration is now actively preparing for a massive solar event that could wipe out life as we have come to know it. Space weather events such as solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances have long been believed to pose a significant threat to our technologically advanced society with the ability to not only affect global positioning satellites, but on-earth electronics that include the entire domestic (and global) power grid.  

The latest Executive Order signed by Barack Obama, calls for coordination between various government agencies including the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland security should a major “space weather event” come to pass:

Executive Order – Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events

Via WhiteHouse.Gov

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for space weather events, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1 – Policy

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid.

Extreme space weather events – those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure – could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation.

Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents.

Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Though often dismissed as nothing more than fear mongering, the threat of space weather events is not only possible, it is quite probable, as evidenced  by a massive solar flare which narrowly missed earth in 2012.

“The speed of this event was as fast or faster than anything that has been seen in the modern space age,” said Baker.

Had it hit Earth, the July 2012 event likely would have created a technological disaster by short-circuiting satellites, power grids, ground communication equipment and even threatening the health of astronauts and aircraft crews.

We have proposed that the 2012 event be adopted as the best estimate of the worst case space weather scenario…

Is it possible that the Obama administration has scientific evidence supporting the fact that a space weather event is imminent? One Congresswoman thinks so, having claimed that there is a 100% chance of a crippling event.

The Executive Order signed by Obama on October 13, 2016 certainly suggests this may be the case:

It is the policy of the United States to prepare for space weather events to minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship.

The Federal Government must have,

  1. the capability to predict and detect a space weather event

  2. the plans and programs necessary to alert the public and private sectors to enable mitigating actions for an impending space weather event

  3. the protection and mitigation plans, protocols, and standards required to reduce risks to critical infrastructure prior to and during a credible threat

  4. the ability to respond to and recover from the effects of space weather. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) must coordinate their efforts to prepare for the effects of space weather events

Coupled with a previous Executive ‘Doomsday’ Order signed by the President in March of 2012, the federal government now has the ability to take full control of all critical national infrastructure elements including food resources, energy resources, farms, health facilities, water resources and even the nation’s workforce.

While millions of people have been preparing for the possibility of a catastrophic event by relocating to rural homesteads or farms, as well as stockpiling food, water, personal defense armaments and other essential supplies with the intention of utilizing these preparations if the worst happens.

The latest executive order signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012 makes clear that in the event of a nationally deemed emergency all of these resources will fall under the authority of the United States government. 


Recent projections from a secret’ Homeland Security report suggest that as many as 100 million Americans could be left without power should a powerful enough solar storm strike earth. Critical supplies including medicine, gas, and food would be undeliverable and within one year as many as 90% of Americans would be dead if the grid were not restored.

The problem, according to The Prepper’s Blueprint author Tess Pennington is that over 90% of Americans are not only lacking any preparation for such a catastrophic scenario, but even if advance warning was sent to the population 12 hours ahead of time, it would simply be too late:

Unfortunately, that “12 hours” number doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s probably true that during a worst case scenario, it would take 12 hours for a solar storm to reach Earth. The only question is, can our scientific instruments detect a solar storm in that time frame?

Currently, our planet’s early warning system consists of a satellite called DSCOVR, which launched in February of this year, and reached its destination between the Earth and the Sun last June.

The satellite it replaced could give us a 15 minute warning, but the DSCOVR satellite isn’t much of an improvement. It only gives us a 30-45 minute warning.

Pennington warns that a breakdown could happen very quickly and catch most people by surprise:

This is the point in this cycle where herds of people go to the grocery stores frantically grabbing supplies. Most grocery stores will not be able to meet the demand of the people’s need for supplies, and many could go home empty handed.

Bracing for the disaster, the prepared and unprepared will be hoping for the best outcome. What many do not realize is the hardest part of this event is soon to be upon them. 

Within days, the descent into the breakdown will begin.

The Anatomy of a Breakdown

And it is this very descent into breakdown that will require an unprecedented government response and Obama’s Doomsday Executive Order has given them the pretext to do so.

  • Do government officials know that a life-threatening solar event is becoming increasingly more probable? 

  • Or is the Obama administration simply taking proactive steps to prepare?

Whatever the case, it is important to note that Americans are not prepared to deal with the aftermath of such a scenario.

Perhaps the actions being implemented on the federal level should be a wake up call to all Americans to prepare…

by Mac Slavo,  October 15, 2016



“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold”(Mt. 24:12,) NIV

This verse was spoken by Jesus as he sat on the Mount of Olivet revealing to his disciples the “signs of the end of the age.” One of the glaring signs of the “end times” would be the departure of Christians from following the teachings of the first century New Testament Church as laid down by Jesus Christ and the Apostles whom he commissioned to spread His message to the nations. As the Apostle Paul warned:

“But even if we an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemed” (Gal. 1:8) NIV

The departure from the gospel is resulting in many Christians merely giving “lip service” to their spheres of influence, verbally expressing their devotion of Christ while at the same time portraying the “characteristics of Adam” who hid from God due to his disobedience.

The present generation of Christians, as referenced in Matthew 24:12, has “moved away from Christ and embraced the world. Gone are the days of “red hot Christian revivals” that literally turned cities “upside down”, now we are only left with flickering embers of the fervent past.

Passionate “moral positions” undergirded by biblical foundations that once were the lines of demarcation  between Christians and the world have now been blurred to positions of tolerance and compromise.  Subtle reasoning and philosophies of men is craftily interwoven into messages preached and lessons taught by individuals whose soul purpose is only self-aggrandizement and financial gain.  In their wake they have left a confused, misinformed,  ineffectual community of Christians who are unaware of their real purpose and mission, and who are unwilling to take responsibility for their spiritual growth, development and maturity.

We now live in an “anything goes church world.” What we are witnessing is an “enthroning of self” as the greatest authority rather than God. God is increasingly relegated to the role of a servant and massager of the personal will. The “message” delivered to many is: “Do what you feel, believe what you want, God understands, because we are human….and once born again, no matter what we do, we can’t lose our salvation.” Jude, in response to men of his day who held similar thoughts penned the following words:

“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God in a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home – these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding town gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as a example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority….Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion…But, dear friend, remember what the apostles of our Lord foretold. They said to you, In the last days times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires. These are men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith, and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” (NIV)

My friends, these are “the last times – the last days” , wickedness has increased exponentially just as Jesus warned. Now more than ever we must stay vigilant and live life anticipating our redemption!

by Pastor Sherman L. Flakes, October 13, 2016

POPE to be Head of Planned “ONE WORLD RELIGION? *

Pope Francis of the Catholic Church recently came out and released an Encyclical “Laudato Si” (although someone leaked it ahead of time and released it for him) focused on tackling the issues of poverty and environmental damage
As noble as this sounds, however, in doing so the Pope fell into the trap set up by the Club of Rome and other elite think tanks of blaming man for global warming.  Rather than sticking to a more general message of caring for the Earth and treating the environment responsibly, the Pope’s message was decidedly political.

By entering into politics with the Rockefeller-and-CFR-created United Nations at his back, one has to wonder if the Pope is positioning himself – or being positioned – to be the head of the planned  One World Religion which has long been planned as an integral part of the structure of the New World Order (NWO).  

Pope Francis to be Chief Priest of the One World Religion? 

The push to make the Pope the head of the UN One World Religion has been going on a while. Last year, for instance, former Israeli President Shimon Peres held public talks with the Pope and expressed his desire for Pope Francis to lead the world into a One World Religion

According to the Jerusalem Post, Peres’ idea is to create a UN-like organization called the “United Religions”. 

The website also states:

Peres “proposed the founding of a United Religions organization – modeled after the United Nations – to fight terrorism”.

In an interview with the Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana, Peres said he wanted to establish an international body representing the world’s major religions, as “an unquestionable moral authority” able to intervene in conflicts, “a UN of religions”.

How interesting that the old abstract bogeyman “terrorism” is even being used to push for a One World Religion. The elite must love that one concept of terrorism given how much mileage they seem to extract from it.

Centralization of Belief 

The Pope has been reaching out to other Christian sects, as well as to other religions like Islam, in order to find commonality and bridge the gap between faiths.

However, there’s a deeper agenda going on here. The NWO is all about centralization of power; in this case, centralization of belief. 

The elite want to dictate exactly what you may or may not believe in the religious and spiritual realm, just as in every other realm, and you can be sure they are using tactics like controlled opposition to control and steer a religion into place which limits your idea your Self, God and everything in the world.

Given the Vatican’s horrendous history of suppression of thought and mass murder (suppression of scientific truth, witch-burning, the Inquisition, etc.) it would be the ideal “carrier” for a disempowering One World Religion.

Who is the God of the Planned One World Religion? 

The crucial question in this whole push towards a One World Religion is:

  • What kind of “God” are we being pushed to worship?
  • Is it the God of the Old Testament, Yahweh?
  • Is it the God of the ancient Romans, Jupiter, who practiced and encouraged promiscuity and power over others?

Perhaps it is the ultimate God of Freemasonry, Lucifer, one of the most powerful secret societies that has fueled the NWO ever since its inception.

In a very candid 1976 interview, the late Jewish Zionist Wallace Rosenthal (former top Administrative Aide to the then Senator Jacob Javits, who was since defeated in the 1980 election) boasted how elite Jewish power controlled everything in the world from the US to Russia to the UN, and stated:

“Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer.”   

Is the Pope just another “useful idiot” to the agenda by pushing people towards worshipping a Satanic ‘God’?

  • Is he aware of statements made by former high-up Vatican officials like Martin Malachi that,  

“anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness [i.e. Satan] has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome?”

  • Or the former Pope Paul IV who stated that the smoke of Satan had entered the Church? 
  • Indeed, is Pope Francis aware of the satanic elements of organize religion  including his own brand of Christianity?

Pope Allies Himself with Global Governance Enthusiasts 

react as they exchange gifts during a private audience at the Vatican City

                                                               Pope Francis and U.S. President Obama                      react as they exchange gifts during a private audience at the Vatican City

 In stepping deeply into the political realm and promoting the false idea of a AGW (anthropogenic global warming or manmade global warming), the Pope has thrown his hat  into the ring with those promoting Global Governance. This, of course, means a United Nations-led One World Global Government – in other words, the New World Order. Thus, we have another “respected leader” in the world calling for a One World Government (see Agenda 21), based on the staggeringly absurd idea that carbon dioxide is the mortal enemy of mankind!

Can you hear the Rothschilds laughing as their “save the environment” corporate scheme continues to unwind and enlists market segment leaders in specific areas to convert their followers over to the idea of a Rothschild-Rockefeller controlled One World Government?

The Catholic Church’s Staggering Hypocrisy  

Every time the Pope, Vatican representatives or other Catholic Church spokesmen come out and issue their moral injunctives, you have to take it with a grain of salt, given the staggering degree of hypocrisy they display.

  • When the Pope comes out pleading with the world to end poverty, do you think he’s taken a look at the gold thrones, ceilings and walls of the Vatican, or taken a look at the tons of gold hoarded up at the IOR (the Vatican Bank)?
  • When the Pope comes out pleading with the world to end violence, do you think he’s taken a look at his investment summaries and realized that the Vatican through the IOR makes numerous investment in guns and weaponry
  • When the Pope comes out pleading with the world to end sexual crime, do you think he’s fully come clean on the extent of Catholic Church pedophilia, or taken a look at his investment summaries and realized that the Catholic Church also makes money off its investments in companies distributing pornography?

We don’t need a One World Religion.

We need a respect for the individual freedom, rights and beliefs of every single person on the planet.  Each person has their own unique spirituality and sovereignty, and ultimately is a religion unto themselves, which includes the freedom to be an atheist and have no interest in religion whatsoever. 


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Pope Embraces Grand Imam at Historic Vatican Meeting in a Bid to Bring the Catholic and Muslim Churches Together! *

Pope Francis chats with Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib, the grand imam of the Sunni Muslim center of learning, during the pair's historic meeting at the Vatican today

  • Pope Francis today reopened dialogue with the grand imam of Al-Azhar
  • Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib today visited the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican
  • The pair spoke privately for 25 minutes in Pope Francis’s private library
  • Amid increased attacks on Christians, the meeting is hugely significant

At a time of increased Islamic extremist attacks on Christians, Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib was photographed hugging Francis during a visit to the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.

Reopening channels for communication after a five-year lull, Francis described the meeting as hugely significant.


Pope Francis chats with Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib, the grand imam of the Sunni Muslim center of learning, during the pair's historic meeting at the Vatican today

Pope Francis chats with Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib, the grand imam of the Sunni Muslim center of learning, during the pair’s historic meeting at the Vatican today

Pope Francis said the two churches needed to show a common commitment to peace in the world. The meeting comes amid increasing Islamic extremist attacks on Christians, particularly in the Middle East

Pope Francis said the two churches needed to show a common commitment to peace in the world. The meeting comes amid increasing Islamic extremist attacks on Christians, particularly in the Middle East

The pair also discussed the rejection of violence and extremism, and the plight of Christians, the Vatican said

The pair also discussed the rejection of violence and extremism, and the plight of Christians, the Vatican said

Dialogue between the two churches ended under the reign of Francis's predecessor, Pope Benedict, when he quoted a Byzantine emperor as saying some of the Prophet Muhammad's teachings were 'evil and inhuman'
Dialogue between the two churches ended under the reign of Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict, when he quoted a Byzantine emperor as saying some of the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings were ‘evil and inhuman’
Pope Francis and el-Tayyib share a joke during their historic 25 minute meeting at the Vatican today

Pope Francis and el-Tayyib share a joke during their historic 25 minute meeting at the Vatican today

Francis told the imam: ‘The meeting is the message.’

It comes five years after the Cairo-based Al-Azhar froze talks with the Vatican to protest comments by then-Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedict had demanded greater protection for Christians in Egypt after a New Year’s bombing on a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria killed 21 people. 

Since then, Islamic attacks on Christians in the region have only increased, but the Vatican and Al-Azhar nevertheless sought to rekindle ties, with a Vatican delegation visiting Cairo in February and extending the invitation for el-Tayyib to visit.

Francis and el-Tayyib spoke privately for 25 minutes in the pope’s private library, bidding each other farewell with an embrace.

El-Tayyib and his delegation then had talks with the Vatican cardinal in charge of inter-religious dialogue.

The Vatican said the meeting held a ‘great significance’ for Catholic-Muslim dialogue.

In a statement, spokesman the Reverend Federico Lombardi said Francis and el-Tayyib discussed the need for ‘authorities and the faithful of the world’s great religions to show a common commitment to peace in the world’.

They also discussed the rejection of violence and extremism, and the plight of Christians ‘in the context of conflicts and tensions in the Mideast and their protection,’ the statement said.

After the audience, el-Tayyib travels to Paris to open a Muslim-Catholic conference on East-West relations.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (centre) embraces el-Tayyib upon his arrival to the Vatican in Rome today

 Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (centre) embraces el-Tayyib upon his arrival to the Vatican in Rome today
During his reign, Pope Francis has attempted to improve relations with Islam - despite growing levels of extremist violence towards Christians

During his reign, Pope Francis has attempted to improve relations with Islam – despite growing levels of extremist violence towards Christians

The Vatican’s relations with Islam hit several bumps during Benedict’s papacy. He outraged Muslims with a 2006 speech quoting a Byzantine emperor as saying some of the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings were ‘evil and inhuman’.

The subsequent suspension of talks with Al-Azhar institutionalized the bad blood.

El-Tayyib, however, sent a message of congratulations to Francis upon his 2013 election and said he hoped for renewed cooperation.

Francis responded, and has made clear over the course of his three-year pontificate that relations with Islam are a top priority.

In a recent interview with the French Catholic newspaper La Croix, Francis took a conciliatory line toward Islam, saying ‘I sometimes dread the tone’ when people refer to Europe’s ‘Christian’ roots.

‘It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam,’ he said.

But he added that Christianity, too, had its ‘triumphalist’ undertones. ‘It is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.’

He added that when looking to the causes of Islamic extremism, it is better to ‘question ourselves about the way in an overly Western model of democracy has been exported’.



  On Sunday, Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of young people gathered for World Youth Day in Poland that they need to,

“believe in a new humanity” and that they should refuse “to see borders as barriers”.

Every two or three years, Catholics from all over the planet converge for one of these giant conferences, and as you will see below the Pope has not been shy about using historic occasions to promote his agenda Unfortunately, it has become exceedingly clear that his agenda includes moving humanity toward a One World Religion and a New World Order. Of course Pope Francis is not going to use those exact phrases, but at this point it is very obvious what he is trying to do. Here are some examples.   

Let’s start with what the Pope had to say at the World Youth Day conference on Sunday

“People may judge you to be dreamers, because you believe in a new humanity, one that rejects hatred between peoples, one that refuses to see borders as barriers and can cherish its own traditions without being self-centered or small-minded,” Francis told his flock.

By itself, this statement is not that dramatic…

But when you put it into the context of everything else Pope Francis has done and said over the past couple of years, a clear pattern begins to emerge…  

  • May 2016:   

    Pope Francis welcomed one of the top Sunni clerics in the world to the Vatican, and he reportedly told the cleric that “our meeting is the message“.  

    And mainstream news outlets all over the planet clearly understood what was being communicated. 

    For example, the Daily Mail article about this meeting was entitledPope Embraces Grand Imam at historic Vatican Meeting in a bid to bring the Catholic and Muslim Churches Together“. 

  • January 2016:  

    The Vatican releases an extremely disturbing video in which Pope Francis declared that all of the major world religions are “seeking God or meeting God in different ways” and that ultimately “we are all children of God.” 

    The video also featured leaders from various major religions, and they are shown declaring fidelity to their particular gods. 

    First, we see a female Buddhist cleric tell us “I have confidence in the Buddha“, and that is followed by a Jewish rabbi declaring “I believe in God.”  

    As the video goes on, a Catholic priest announces “I believe in Jesus Christ,” and last of all an Islamic leader boldly declares “I believe in God, Allah.”  

    Watch the video:  

 After watching that video, nobody can deny that the Vatican is openly promoting a one world religion.

  • November 2015:

    Pope Francis declared that fundamentalism, even Christian fundamentalism, is a “sickness” during remarks in which he stressed the similarity of the major religions.

  • September 2015:

    Pope Francis traveled to New York City to deliver a speech that kicked off a conference during which the United Nations unveiled a “new universal agenda” for humanity.

  • September 2015:

    During a stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Pope Francis stressed the unity between Christianity and Islam.

    These words were directly spoken by him…

I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer.

My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.

In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.

  • July 2015:

    During a trip to Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke of the need for “a new economic and ecological world order” in which the wealth of the planet is “shared by everyone”.

  • July 2015:

    Pope Francis denounced global capitalism and refers to its excesses as the “dung of the devil“.

  • June 2015:

    Pope Francis called for,

a new global political authority” that would have the resources necessary “to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices”.

  • October 2014:

    Pope Francis publicly embraced the theory of evolution by making statements such as these

    • “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”

    • “The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.”

    • “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

    By fully embracing the theory of evolution, Pope Francis has aligned himself with the leftist social engineers that are seeking to merge humanity into a socialist new world order, and he has aligned himself against “fundamentalists” that believe that there is one true God that ‘created the heavens and the earth’.

  • June 2014:

    For the first time in the history of Catholicism, Pope Francis authorized “Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran” at the Vatican.

    In ancient times, this would have been considered blasphemy, but today nobody really even notices when something like this happens.

  • March 2013:

    During his very first ecumenical meeting as Pope, Francis made it very clear that he believes that Christians and Muslims both “worship the one God“…

    I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you.

    I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.

    The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – I wish to repeat this:

    promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions,

    …it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.

Can you see the pattern..? 

Pope Francis is all about bringing people ‘together.’ He wants to bring nations together, and he wants to bring religions together.  

But in the end, what is the purpose for all of this unity?

An increasing number of “fundamentalist” Christians are concerned that Pope Francis is setting the stage for a One World Religion and a New World Order.  

Merging all of the countries of the world into a ‘giant superstate’ and merging all of the religions of the world into a ‘single faith’ may sound like a good idea to many, but the truth is that it would just result in a level of tyranny that most people would not even dare to imagine.

by Michael Snyder, July 16, 2016

CENTRAL BANKS…Equals WELFARE for the Wealthy!


Central banks can only do one thing, and that’s provide monetary welfare for the wealthy. 
The fact that central banks provide welfare for the wealthy is now entering the mainstream. The fact that all central bank policies since 2008 have dramatically increased wealth and income inequality is now grudgingly being accepted as reality by mainstream economists and the financial media.  The central banks’ PR facade of noble omniscience on behalf of the great unwashed masses has cracked wide open.  Even The Wall Street Journal is publishing critiques of Federal Reserve policies that suggest the FED has no idea how the U.S. economy actually works because their policies have failed to help the bottom 95%.  The grudging admission that central bank policies have enriched the rich while failing to benefit the bottom 95% is a breakthrough – the stone wall of denial has finally been pierced. 

The mainstream media and the Establishment have resolutely clung to the self-serving fantasy that the Federal Reserve,

  1. knows what’s it’s doing

  2. is boosting a “recovery” that will soon achieve self-sustaining “escape velocity”,

…that is, the economy will generate its own growth and the FED can dial back its zero-interest rate policy and all its other unprecedented monetary easing measures.

 But like a strung-out junkie that needs ever-stronger injections of smack just to stay alive, the U.S. economy is now totally and completely dependent on central bank heroin to keep from crashing. Rather then wean the economy of central bank largesse, the FED has made the entire economy dependent on zero interest rates, central bank asset purchases and quantitative easing.  At the mere hint that rates might rise or the FED might cease buying assets and goosing liquidity, the stock market swoons and every sector that’s dependent on cheap, abundant credit faints dead away. 

 We now have the charade of Chief Heroin Pusher Janet Yellen claiming the addict is “recovering” while she shoves another needle of monetary smack into the comatose U.S. economy.  The FED fantasy was that boosting the wealth of the obscenely wealthy would “trickle down” to the bottom 95% via “the wealth effect” – as stocks and bonds rose in value, households would feel wealthier and happily plunge deeper into debt.

 Apparently the hordes of PhDs and “professional” economists in the FED were incapable of observing that 3/4 of all financial wealth is held by the top 5%:

the top 1% owns 43% and the next 4% own another 30%.

The upper-middle class owns 15% and the bottom 80% own what little is left:

“wealth” such household belongings and equity in homes that can no longer be extracted.

Globally, the top .7% (less than 1%) own 45% of all wealth and the top 8% own 85% of all wealth: 

While the spending of the bottom 95% stagnates, spending by the top 5% that have benefited from the FED’s welfare for the rich has soared.

If you glance at this chart, it’s no longer a mystery why most of the new jobs in the “recovery” are low-paying service-sector jobs waiting on the top 5%:

bussing their dishes in fancy bistros, delivering meals to their luxe condos/homes, walking their dogs, etc.

As for “reforming” the central bank or the status quo – real reform is impossible, as explained in ‘Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform.’  

All “reform” is just PR cover for more of the same. Central banks can only do one thing, and that’s provide monetary welfare for the wealthy.  

Now that the central bank has enriched the obscenely wealthy, distorted markets globally and addicted the economy to cheap credit, the servile toadies and lackeys in the mainstream media and the Cargo Cult of economic “professionals” is finally admitting that it was all a fraud, a racket that favored the rich.  Wake-up, America… (and wake-up World, also)!  

The only way to stop widening wealth and income inequality and kick your smack addiction is to eliminate the pusher

by Charles Hugh Smith, August 29, 2016, from CharlesHughSmith Website

TTIP, CETA, TISA…Three Ugly Sisters!

One knows to be on one’s guard immediately one hears that the USA and European Union are negotiating some ‘big deal’ on transatlantic trade. 

Sure, big deal – in trading terms – typically means,

  • big power

  • big money

  • big mess

But when one also hears that it’s all being done in secret, then one has to add ‘big scam’ too.   The designers of the trade agreements claim that they will bring greater GDP and more jobs at both ends; a view which has been widely challenged by those likely to be on the receiving end.

So let’s spell it out:

  • TTIP,  stands for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It’s the big brother brokering of new trade deals between the USA and the European Union. 

  • CETA, stands for Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. It is pretty much the same deal, but is being brokered by Canada and the European Union. 

  • TISA, Trade In Services Agreement, also involving the USA and EU, with some other Countries also in on the act. Here, it is ‘services’ that are under the spotlight.

Now common to all these is the fact that we ‘the people’ are being kept entirely out of the picture.  All negotiations are being hidden from public scrutiny, with special ‘secret courts’ being established in off-shore venues, where national governments can be sued, if deemed to be protecting the right to prohibit certain imports or maintain trade tariffs.  For example, the majority of Countries in the EU do not allow most varieties of genetically modified seeds and plants which the US seeks to export. This would raise an immediate dispute under the protocol of TTIP.  Such a position will be re-scrutinized under the terms of these new trade agreements. US hormone enriched beef and chlorine washed chickens are another example of products currently blocked by the EU, and for good reason.  There are many such controversies which all find their place as part of a negotiating time table designed to get a comprehensive new trade package into law as soon as possible, with no parliamentary intervention and therefore no public vote.  Pause for breath… Just what is going on here?  

Let’s call a spade a spade:

it’s a massive and fraudulent attempt by multinational corporations to wrest a further degree of control over global trading, thereby undermining the ability of Nation States to operate their own trading laws, enabling a wide range of business enterprises to function in relatively stable and competitive environments.

TTIP, CETA and TISA can, for the sake of this summary, all be seen through the same lens. 

 In each case, multinational’s extensive role in creating new regulations, opens the door for setting in motion a race to the bottom in standards of quality set for foods, the environment and public services. In the case of TISA, governments are being pushed into accepting a mandatory privatization of public servicesAn overt way of giving big business the say so in all matters of public interest. 

 In the UK, the national health service would be particularly vulnerable. But so would thousands of government backed, or supported, social enterprises throughout Europe.  Under TTIP/CETA we would see the end of such individual delights as,

  • the Cumberland sausage

  • the Cornish pasty

  • the Parmigiano Reggiano

  • Black Forest Gateaux

  • Alsace Grand Cru

No domain names would be allowed in this free trade free-for-all.

Fighting to save these products is slated to be a major uphill task. The defenders would need to familiarize themselves with ‘ISDS’, Investor State Dispute Settlement procedures. Procedures which could be heard in normal courts of law, but under TTIP are slated to be heard by a jury composed of corporate trained lawyers and specialist international ‘experts’, deliberating their cases in secret courts. In other words, a neat bypassing of any recognized legal system.   A complete scam by any standards.  

 The TTIP negotiating process has been ongoing for a number of years now.  However it is presently bogged down by disputes at both ends and looks close to collapse. France has recently called for an end to negotiations and a dropping of the entire process. Other European Countries are joining this call, with Germany’s economy minister Sigmar Gabriel stating,

“The negotiations with the USA have de facto failed, even though nobody is really admitting it.”

CETA and TISA are still ongoing, with CETA being the closest to ratification by Canadian authorities. It will then move on for ratification to The Council of the European Union and European Parliament. It appears that this agreement contains less contentious trading terms, as France is broadly accepting the current outline. However, it still smacks of a regime that will go over the heads of the people and simply fuel the coffers of the most canny exploiters of the global market place.

What both the EU and USA actually need is the antithesis of these monster ‘free trade’ agreements. They need to reinvest in local and regional forms of production and consumption, carried out on a genuine human scale. Work as though people mattered. We have seen quite enough destruction at the hands of multinational and transnational corporations busting their way into foreign countries and ruining their internal trading patterns.   In the end it’s just another type of war. Who needs it. 

The planet is already saturated with irrational violence.

by Julian Rose


Senator Richard Shelby, Chair of the Senate Banking Committee

On Sept. 20,  the U.S. Senate Banking Committee begin holding a hearing to take testimony from Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf and Federal regulators to understand how this mega bank was able to get away with opening more than two million fake customer accounts over a span of years.

The accounts and/or credit cards were never authorized by the customer and were opened solely by employees to meet sales quotas, get bonuses or to avoid getting fired for failing to meet sales targets. The only reason the Republican-controlled Senate is holding this hearing is because the Wells Fargo fake-account story got a lot of coverage in the media when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a $185 million settlement over the charges on September 8. The reason the story got a lot of media coverage is because it’s a simple story to tell: widely respected bank opens two million accounts for its customers without their knowledge or permission, sometimes illegally funneling money to the new account from the old account to generate fees.

In July of last year, when Citibank, the deposit-taking retail bank settled charges with the CFPB for $700 million for deceptively selling add-on products to credit card customers, the Senate Banking Committee yawned and did nothing. The story didn’t get major press attention because it was a complicated story to tell. Among a long list of fraudulent practices, the CFPB found that Citibank led 2.2 million customers to believe they were paying to have their credit card monitored for fraud and identity theft,

“when, in fact, these services were either not being performed at all, or were only partially performed,” according to the CFPB.

The CFPB charges against Citibank came exactly two months after Citbank’s parent, Citicorp, pleaded guilty to a felony with the Justice Department in connection with the rigging of foreign currency.

On the same day, another U.S. mega bank, JPMorgan Chase, also pleaded guilty to a felony related to the same crime. Both banks are more than a century old and both banks, on May 20 of last year, pleaded guilty to a felony for the first time in their history. The public first got its peek into the corrupt culture at Citigroup, the bank holding company of Citibank, on December 4, 2011 when Richard Bowen, a former Citigroup Vice President and whistleblower, appeared on 60 Minutes. Bowen explained how he had found that Citigroup was buying fraudulent mortgages and selling them to investors as sound investments.

When his superiors ignored his warnings, in November 2007 he wrote to top management, including the CFO, chief risk officer and Robert Rubin, the Chairman of Citigroup’s executive committee who, as a former Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, had pushed to deregulate Wall Street banks – allowing them to hold FDIC insured products and cross-sell their carnival barker wares to the public.

Bowen explained on 60 Minutes what happens when an honest employee speaks out in one of the Wall Street banking behemoths:

“I was relieved of most of my responsibility and I no longer was physically with the organization.”

He was told not to show up at the bank.

Bowen’s treatment at Citigroup was replicated against a different whistleblower at JPMorgan Chase, now the largest U.S. bank by assets, according to a report by Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone. Alayne Fleischmann, an attorney, described to Taibbi what she saw within JPMorgan Chase as,

“massive criminal securities fraud.”

Taibbi describes what happened to Fleishmann as follows:

“Six years after the crisis that cratered the global economy, it’s not exactly news that the country’s biggest banks stole on a grand scale. That’s why the more important part of Fleischmann’s story is in the pains Chase and the Justice Department took to silence her.”

Fleishmann had found problems very similar to what Bowen had found at Citigroup.

JPMorgan Chase was buying fraudulent mortgages and packaging them and selling them to investors. In one package of mortgage loans, Fleishmann found that approximately 40 percent were based on overstated incomes in violation of Chase’s tolerance for error of five percent in securitizations.

Fleischmann told a managing director at JPMorgan Chase that,

“the bank could not sell the high-risk loans as low-risk securities without committing fraud,” according to Taibbi.

JPMorgan Chase went on to sell boatloads of these fraudulent mortgage products while Fleishmann was,

“quietly dismissed in a round of layoffs.”

Obama’s Justice Department took all of this testimony from Fleishmann and had evidence of her written warnings that went unheeded. But even then, it let JPMorgan Chase and its executives off without prosecution.

When the big Wall Street banks collapsed under the weight of their own corruption in 2008, rather than being prosecuted by the Justice Department, the banks were bailed out through a secret, unprecedented $13 trillion revolving loan program operated by the Federal Reserve.

Citigroup received the largest amount of these loans: over $2.5 trillion between 2007 and 2010. These loans were made frequently at less than one percent interest while the insolvent Citigroup charged some of its customers double-digit interest rates on credit cards. Which brings us to today’s crisis of confidence in the U.S. banking system.

The underfunded Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which Republicans in Congress are attempting to neuter further, has received thousands of new complaints against the banking giants of Wall Street, which are publicly available for viewing here. (Just put the name of the bank you want to inspect in the search box.) Searching under the name Citibank brings up 29,000 rows of complaints. A search under Chase, the retail banking unit of JPMorgan Chase, brings up 37,000 rows of complaints.

The seriousness of the complaints against these two banks strongly suggests that the failure to prosecute these banks for frauds against their customers has led to far more than moral hazard. The complaints paint a crystal clear image of a U.S. banking sector that is evolving at lightning speed into an entrenched criminal enterprise.

The Senate Banking Committee is adding to this crisis by holding isolated hearings of isolated banks that look only at the current scandal. The serial scandals are simply symptoms. The disease is a U.S. banking sector that relies on fraud and abuse of its customers to meet its profit targets just as the low level employees of these banks are pressured into fraudulent acts to meet their sales quotas.

If you need more evidence, check out this timeline of regulators’ serial charges of abuses of its customers by JPMorgan Chase, compiled by two trial attorneys. Below is just a partial timeline of the serial abuses at Citigroup.

Chronology of Financial Abuses at Citigroup – (Only a Partial Listing)

  • September 19, 2002:

    FTC Announcement,

“In the largest consumer protection settlement in FTC history, Citigroup Inc. will pay $215 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that Associates First Capital Corporation and Associates Corporation of North America (The Associates) engaged in systematic and widespread deceptive and abusive lending practices.” 

  • October 31, 2003:

    U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley signs a settlement order agreed to by multiple regulators for Citigroup to pay $400 million over issuance of fraudulent stock research. 

  • May 28, 2004:

    The Federal Reserve announces a $70-million penalty against Citigroup Inc. and CitiFinancial Credit Co. over their handling of high-interest-rate “subprime” mortgages and personal loans. 

  • May 31, 2005:

    SEC announces a $208 million settlement with Citigroup over improper transactions by its proprietary mutual funds. 

  • June 28, 2005:

    Citigroup agrees to pay the UK regulator, the FSA, $25 million over its “Dr. Evil” trade that manipulated the European bond market. 

  • March 26, 2008:

    Citigroup settles a suit with Enron creditors for $1.66 billion over claims it aided and abetted Enron in hiding its debt. 

  • August 26, 2008:

    California Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr. announces a settlement with Citigroup to return all monies improperly taken from customers through an illegal account sweeping program.

    According to the Attorney General:

“Nationally, the company took more than $14 million from its customers, including $1.6 million from California residents, through the use of a computer program that wrongfully swept positive account balances from credit-card customer accounts into Citibank’s general fund…

The company knowingly stole from its customers, mostly poor people and the recently deceased, when it designed and implemented the sweeps,” Attorney General Brown said.

“When a whistleblower uncovered the scam and brought it to his superiors, they buried the information and continued the illegal practice.”

  • December 11, 2008:

    SEC forces Citigroup and UBS to buy back $30 billion in auction rate securities that were improperly sold to investors through misleading information.

  • February 11, 2009:

    Citigroup agrees to settle lawsuit brought by WorldCom investors for $2.65 billion.

  • July 29, 2010:

    SEC settles with Citigroup for $75 million over its misleading statements to investors that it had reduced its exposure to subprime mortgages to $13 billion when in fact the exposure was over $50 billion.

  • October 19, 2011:

    SEC agrees to settle with Citigroup for $285 million over claims it misled investors in a $1 billion financial product. Citigroup had selected approximately half the assets and was betting they would decline in value.

  • February 9, 2012:

    Citigroup agrees to pay $2.2 billion as its portion of the nationwide settlement of bank foreclosure fraud.

  • August 29, 2012:

    Citigroup agrees to settle a class action lawsuit for $590 million over claims it withheld from shareholders knowledge that it had far greater exposure to subprime debt than it was reporting.

  • July 1, 2013:

    Citigroup agrees to pay Fannie Mae $968 million for selling it toxic mortgage loans.

  • September 25, 2013:

    Citigroup agrees to pay Freddie Mac $395 million to settle claims it sold it toxic mortgages.

  • December 4, 2013:

    Citigroup admits to participating in the Yen Libor financial derivatives cartel to the European Commission and accepts a fine of $95 million.

  • July 14, 2014:

    The U.S. Department of Justice announces a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup for selling toxic mortgages to investors.

    Attorney General Eric Holder called the bank’s conduct “egregious,” adding,

“As a result of their assurances that toxic financial products were sound, Citigroup was able to expand its market share and increase profits.” 

  • November 2014:

    Citigroup pays more than $1 billion to settle civil allegations with regulators that it manipulated foreign currency markets. Other global banks settled at the same time. 

  • May 20, 2015:

    Citicorp, a unit of Citigroup becomes an admitted felon by pleading guilty to a felony charge in the matter of rigging foreign currency trading, paying a fine of $925 million to the Justice Department and $342 million to the Federal Reserve for a total of $1.267 billion. 

  • February 23, 2016:

    The CFPB ordered Citibank to provide nearly $5 million in consumer relief and pay a $3 million penalty for selling credit card debt with inflated interest rates and for failing to forward consumer payments promptly to debt buyers.

    It took a second action against both Citibank and two debt collection law firms it used that falsified court documents filed in debt collection cases in New Jersey state courts.

    The CFPB ordered Citibank and the law firms to comply with a court order that Citibank refund $11 million to consumers and forgo collecting about $34 million from nearly 7,000 consumers.

    by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, September 19, 2016, from WallStreetOnParade Website

Why Are There So Many ….Psychopaths in Positions of Power?



 A 2010 study (Corporate Psychopathy – Talking the Walk) that examined a sample of 203 individuals from different companies’ management development programs revealed something interesting. It was found that about 3% of business managers scored in the psychopath range while the incidence of psychopathy in the general population is approximately 1%. So why are there so many psychopaths in senior management positions?  

The study

A more recent study (Psychopathy, Intelligence and Emotional Responding in a Non-Forensic Sample), published in 2014 in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, shed new light on the behavior of psychopaths, which could explain this phenomenon.  During an experiment, a group of people were given a standard test of psychopathy. At the same time, the participants were shown a series of picture aimed to test their levels of empathy.  For this purpose, the researchers measured their galvanic skin response to examine their emotional reaction to the shown pictures.  

The research showed that psychopaths with average or high levels of intelligence were able to control their galvanic skin response. As a result of this, their responses appeared normal.  At the same time, psychopaths with low IQ exhibited abnormal test results, which are typical for individuals with psychopathic tendencies.  

What the results mean 

Psychopaths are great manipulators, and this research provides new evidence for that. The results of the study suggest that psychopaths with high IQs are able to hide their true identity, faking their emotional responses and probably personality traits as well. As a result, they often show a different picture of themselves and trick others into believing this is their real self.  

Carolyn Bate, the first author of the study, said:

“The ones who are at the top of businesses are often charming and intelligent, but with emotional deficits, as opposed to psychopaths who are quite erratic and tend to commit gruesome crimes and are often caught and imprisoned.”

She also thinks that psychopaths in positions of power could be far more than 3%,

because if people are aware they are psychopathic they can also lie – they are quite manipulative and lack empathy.”

These findings are quite interesting to consider and could apply to other spheres except for the business world.  I’m sure that if psychologists had the opportunity to study those in positions of political power, the figure would go beyond 3%. Being manipulative and able to fake one’s emotions is a quality that certainly helps one become a successful politician. Not even to mention that in order to reach the highest levels of political power, some lack of empathy and conscience is a must

Dr. Paul Babiak writes in his book, Snakes in Suits – When Psychopaths Go to Work:

They are masters of impression management. 

Their insight into the psyche of others combined with a superficial – but convincing – verbal fluency allows them to change their situation skillfully as it suits the situation and their game plan.”

Doesn’t this sound like most of our politicians? 

They are just playing their game, tricking people into believing that their concerns about the world and society are sincere. They pretend to care while in reality, they only want more power and money. And we don’t even need a study to know this for sure.

 by Anna LeMind, August 30, 2016,  from TheMindUnleashed Website