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Poverty, Inc. – 236 DSR

September 4, 2017

“Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits most?”

from povertyinc.org

2015 Documentary Film
Winner of over 50 international film festival honors

This isn’t a film review. More a discussion urging you to examine why you give to foreign aid or any charity for that matter.

1) Who are these organizations? NGO’s, UN, Soles for Souls, World Vision, etc.

2) Am I giving due to a temporary crisis? Earthquake, flood, tsunami, etc.

3) How long after the headlines are over do you pay attention to the recipient country’s situation?

4) Foreign Aid is highly government subsidized.

i.e: The US rice company sends rice to Haiti. Haitians get it for free. The US sender gets money from the government, you the tax payer. Local Haitian rice farmers are put out of business. People become dependent on long term aid (food, clothing, etc). Not to mention the rice company who sends it doesn’t have to compete with Haitian rice farmers in a free market. Monopoly creation.

Recap:
Welfare/charity that isn’t temporary, becomes dependency. This is economic addiction, paternalism, colonialism (pc = democracy).

Institutions in power don’t want poverty to end. It’s a way to control large portions of the population. If institutions who “fight cancer” cured it, they’d be out of jobs.

Resource:
povertyinc.org / Poverty Inc (film)

Get your mind straight. Get your money straight.

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Let’s talk about digital currency and the privacy it gives you. Not to mention not paying transaction fees.

What is Bitcoin? Digital coin. Digital Currency

The bit is a basic unit of information used in computing and digital communications. A binary digit can have only one of two values, and may be physically represented with a two-state device. These state values are most commonly represented as either a 0 or 1.

– Way for two parties to exchange money without third party interference/fees ie: government, banks, PayPal, Western Union, etc.
– Avoidance of paying fees for the facilitation of the transaction.
– Bitcoin essentially cuts the fee charging entities out of the transaction.
– Commerce with privacy.
– Gives those without access to bank accounts the ability to transact as long as they have access to a computer (library, internet café, etc). Western Union does this but charges fees and can take longer depending on method of payment and receipt.
– Transactions are logged in the blockchain and buyer/seller remain anonymous.
– Federal Reserve Bank has been controlling the creation, distribution, and sale of money for 104 years. Do you think they see bitcoin as a threat? Yes, because they can’t inflate the bitcoin supply and charge you a hidden tax (inflation).
– In it’s infancy.
– Same as cashless society? Gov’t idea of a cashless society still involves The Federal Reserve in control. Bitcoin’s idea of a cashless society does not.
– What if you worked and when you got paid your deposit was in Bitcoin instead of “dollars?”

Resource:
Banking on Bitcoin – 1 hr 23 min (documentary movie) Netflix.
Coinbase – Buy & sell digital currency
Blockchain

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Imagine trying to withdraw money from the bank and they don’t have it.

What is a run on the bank? When a large number of people want to withdraw their money from a bank because they’ve lost faith in the banks ability to give them their deposits when asked.

This is when depositors learn the bank doesn’t have all their money. It’s a house of cards, a sham, fake.

If this happens to enough depositors the bank can collapse and go out of business. You see the wizard behind the curtain, lose faith in the system.

What is fractional reserve banking?
The bank only needs a fraction of what you deposit on hand at the bank on any given day. You deposit $100, they are only required to keep $20 on deposit.

Where is your other $80? What if they’re lending it out for loans on cars, mortgages, & for credit cards, etc. What interest do they earn? From 4% to 29%. What interest do they pay you? .25% on CD.

Solution?
Buy a floor safe, free standing safe, or a gun safe. Floor safes can be installed before concrete is poured, others can be bolted to the concrete slab, wood flooring, or wall studs.

Benefits: You have immediate access to your cash/valuables at all times. Many are fireproof. Don’t go cheap. Deadbolts in door, key and combination to access.

You can still bank with your favorite bank for checking. Deposit money used primarily to pay bills via checks or debit cards.

If bank shuts down due to bankruptcy, how long will it take to recover the contents of a safe deposit box? They own the metal box, you own the contents.

You won’t get your checking/savings deposits back, they will be used to pay the banks creditors in the BK.

Resource:
The Creature From Jekyll Island – by G. Edward Griffin

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The creation, sale, and distribution of human energy. Monopoly – created by law and is enforced by law.

For purposes of this discussion, the words money and human energy are one in the same.

1) The Creation of Human Energy – Congress borrowers money from The Federal Reserve. They make principle/interest payments. The paper money you hold is the IOU or Congress’ promise to The Fed to pay back the debt. How does The Fed ‘make” the money? An entry into a computer.

2) The Sale of Human Energy – The Federal Reserve decides the price (or interest rate) of money. They lend it to banks at an interest rate. The bank lends it to you at a higher rate and makes profit. Why don’t you have access to money closer to the point of creation and therefore a cheaper rate of interest? Because of the law.

3) The Distribution of Human Energy – The Fed makes it, the bank borrowers it. The bank lends it to you after they decide if you’re worthy of being lent to. Loan application, SSN, credit scores, collateral, assets, etc. They either say yes or no.

Look at back of your Closing Disclosure. $100k loan, total paid over life of loan if min pmts made. Expressed as a dollar amount and percentage. This is only in the last 12 months. The old TIL only showed the total dollar amount.

Closing: If you’re the only one who creates, sells, and distributes human energy is it possible you’d develop a God complex somewhere along the way? Why? You control the population. This control is global.

Resource:
Why It’s Called a Bank – podcast
The Creature From Jekyll Island – book

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I talk to the host of Gnosis Cardia on blobtalkradio and we discuss the insidious money cartel known as The Federal Reserve Bank.

Resources:
Gnosis Cardia

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Why a 401k might not be the great investment you’ve been led to believe.

I’m a guest of Jon White, author of the book:
A Tale of Two Houses – his journey of buying a home the right way after buying one the wrong way.

What’s covered in this audio:
What’s happening to your money when you give it to Wall Street?
How annual fees are stealing your future wealth.
The less work you do investing, the less profit you make.
The take away? 401k investing might not be what you think it is.

Resources:

Jon White – website
The Retirement Gamble – PBS documentary
How Wall Street Fleeces America – book
Wall Street on Parade – website

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight
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Jekyll Island

One of the most important books you’ll ever read about the mysteries of money.

This books reveals:
Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money.

Resources:
The Creature from Jekyll Island
Optimized Self
Narco Dollars For Dummies

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight
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Interest

You’re borrowing the purchase price and you’re borrowing the interest paid. At the same time. Two loans, not one. Look at your amortization schedule. A – Mort – ization – Mort means death.

What is interest?
Rent for the use of the bank’s money.
They didn’t have it to lend anyway. You created it when you signed the promissory note.

$100k loan @ 4% interest for 30 years. You pay back $100k.
And you pay back $72k interest or rent for the use of the banks money.

$72K divided by $100k = 72% interest, not 4% as you’ve been lead to believe.

You don’t question it because the monthly payment fits into your comfort zone.

So you borrow $100k and payback $172K. You have to earn $172k plus (for example) your 25% tax bracket. You have to earn $172k plus $43k to payback the loan. That’s you earning $215k to pay back a $100k loan.

Check out the blogtalk interview with host Rick Fiorio:
The Right Side of Things

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