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Corporate Vaccine Mandates and Vaccine Passports — Brought to You by BlackRock and Vanguard?

After the US Supreme Court last month froze the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private employers, some companies — including Boeing, General Electric and Starbucks — dropped plans to implement the mandate.

Others, based on guidance issued in 2020 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, left the mandates in place.

Most of the large employers that opted to mandate COVID vaccines for their employees, even though the Supreme Court ruled they didn’t have to, have something in common: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group have ownership stakes in them.

BlackRock and Vanguard, two of the world’s “Big Three” asset managers, also are among the top three shareholders of COVID vaccine makers PfizerModerna and Johnson & Johnson — which means the two investment giants stand to benefit from these companies’ soaring profits and the resulting rise in those companies’ stock prices.

BlackRock and Vanguard don’t just benefit from sales of COVID vaccines. As it turns out, they also have ownership stakes in technology companies developing vaccine passports and digital wallets.

BlackRock: the ‘fourth branch of government’?

Combined, BlackRock and Vanguard manage more than $15 trillion in global assets.

To put this figure into perspective, that amounts to more than three-fourths of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and more than triple the GDP of the European Union’s economic powerhouse, Germany.

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with more than $9.5 trillion in assets as of July 2021, while Vanguard held more than $7 trillion in assets as of January 2021.

Notably, Vanguard is the largest stockholder in BlackRock (7.61%), while BlackRock is the biggest stockholder in Vanguard (13.06%) — though the actual ownership structure of these companies has been described as “dark.”

In an August 2021 article about the two firms, Dr. Joseph Mercola pointed out that, far from the appearance of competition promised by capitalism, BlackRock and Vanguard own significant shares in companies that ostensibly compete directly with each other, such as Google, Apple and Microsoft, or Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.

This influence extends to the media. BlackRock alone owns significant shares in supposed “competitors” such as Fox News, CBS, Comcast (NBC), CNN, Disney (ABC), Gannett (USA TODAY and 250 daily newspapers throughout the U.S.), Sinclair Media (whose television stations reach 72% of the American public), and the Graham Media Group (Slate, Foreign Policy).

BlackRock is also politically influential and well-connected, having been chosen by the Obama administration to buy up toxic assets following the 2007-2008 financial collapse.

In 2020, BlackRock received a no-bid contract from the U.S. Treasury Department to manage a $454 billion fund, under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), for businesses adversely impacted by the COVID lockdowns early that year. It wasn’t the first time BlackRock had been granted a no-bid contract from the federal government.

BlackRock along with other firms also is engaged in a real estate purchasing spree, buying up entire neighborhoods of single-family homes and converting them to rentals, driving up home prices by reducing supply on the marketplace.

BlackRock’s real estate strategy echoes the words of the World Economic Forum: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.”

This level of power and influence promoted none other than Bloomberg in 2020 to characterize BlackRock as the “fourth branch of government.”

BlackRock, Vanguard among top 10 stockholders in most companies mandating vaccines

It is unclear to what extent BlackRock and Vanguard are able to dictate the vaccination policies of the companies in which they hold a stake — but what is clear is that the two investment firms are among the top 10 stockholders in most of these companies.

Here’s a rundown of major U.S. employers that continue to mandate COVID vaccines for their employers, and these companies’ relationships with BlackRock and/or Vanguard (all ownership figures are accurate as of this writing):

  • Abbvie, a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company, mandated its employees either get vaccinated or undergo weekly tests and continue to follow anti-coronavirus measures. Vanguard and BlackRock are its top two stockholders, at 7.80% and 4.47%, respectively.
  • Albertsons, a grocery store chain, required its office employees to get vaccinated and offered its staff a $100 incentive to get the vaccine. BlackRock is its third-largest stockholder (0.85%), and Vanguard is the sixth largest (0.43%).
  • American Express imposed a vaccine requirement for employees in its U.S. offices. Vanguard is its top stockholder (5.78%), while BlackRock is the third largest (3.68%).
  • Anthem Inc., a health insurer, requires employees to be fully vaccinated to physically enter the company’s offices, offered financial incentives to its workforce to get vaccinated and requires new candidates to be vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its top two stockholders, at 7.38% and 4.68%, respectively.
  • AstraZeneca requires its U.S. employees and visiting clients to be vaccinated. Three of the top 10 mutual funds holding shares in AstraZeneca PLC are managed by Vanguard.
  • AT&T, in two separate policies, required company managers (by Oct. 11, 2021) and unionized employees (by Feb. 1), to be vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its top two stockholders, at 7.58% and 5.10%, respectively.
  • Blackstone, an investment management company, mandated employees be vaccinated and boosted in order to return to the office. Vanguard and BlackRock are its top two stockholders, at 5.57% and 3.14%, respectively.
  • CapitalOne required employees in office-based positions to be vaccinated. Vanguard is its second-largest stockholder (7.62%), and BlackRock is its fourth largest (4.79%).
  • Carhartt, a clothing and apparel company, issued a vaccine mandate for its employees. It is one of the few exceptions on this list, as it is privately owned.
  • Centene, a healthcare provider, required its workforce to be vaccinated, and gave employees up to 10 days’ paid leave and a $1,000 discount on health premiums as incentives. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (10.25%), while BlackRock is the fifth largest (4.34%).
  • Chevron issued a vaccination requirement for employees who travel internationally, expatriate employees, offshore workforce in the Gulf of Mexico and some onshore support personnel. Vanguard is its biggest stockholder (7.98%) while BlackRock is the third-largest (4.57%).
  • Cigna, a healthcare and insurance company, required employees working remotely who visit the physical worksite to be vaccinated as of Sept. 7, 2021, and employees whose roles can only be performed onsite to be vaccinated as of Oct. 18, 2021, with an alternate option for two weekly COVID tests. Employees also were offered a $200 incentive to get vaccinated. Vanguard is Cigna’s largest stockholder (7.62%) while BlackRock is its fourth-largest (4.52%).
  • Cisco allows only vaccinated “critical workers” to go to the office, and claims that 90% of its employees are vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 7.54% and 4.87%, respectively.
  • Citigroup required employees be vaccinated before returning to its offices, claiming it has reached 99% compliance. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 8.00% and 4.75%, respectively.
  • Columbia Sportswear required employees in its corporate headquarters to get vaccinated as of Feb. 1, placing those who didn’t comply on unpaid leave and commencing a termination process against them. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (5.39%) and BlackRock is the fourth largest (4.15%).

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle previously said his company was “thrilled” with the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate.

  • CVS Health has a no jab, no job policy, requiring corporate staff and employees who interact with patients to have been fully vaccinated as of Oct. 31, 2021. Vanguard and BlackRock are its top two stockholders, at 7.79% and 4.41%, respectively.
  • Deloitte, one of the Big Four accounting firms, requires its staff to be vaccinated. It is another exception in that it is a partnership firm and not publicly traded.
  • Delta Air Lines indirectly imposed a vaccine mandate for its employees, charging those who are not vaccinated a $200 monthly health insurance surcharge. CEO Ed Bastian previously said the company is “not opposed” to mandates and claimed 90% of Delta’s employees were vaccinated as of October 2021. Vanguard and BlackRock are the top two stockholders, at 10.15% and 4.63%, respectively.
  • DoorDash permits only fully vaccinated employees to voluntarily return to the office, even as its office return is delayed indefinitely. Vanguard is its third-largest stockholder (3.26%), while BlackRock is the tenth largest (1.57%).
  • Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical company, requires all employees be vaccinated. Vanguard is its biggest stockholder (6.86%), while BlackRock is the third biggest (4.04%).
  • Emergent BioSolutions, a pharmaceutical company that produced the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and which attained infamy for losing a $600 million federal contract after millions of vaccine doses were ruined, requires employees be vaccinated. The company’s federal contract allowed it to keep a “reasonable quantity” of COVID vaccine doses for its “employees and critical subcontractors, and their respective immediate families.” Vanguard and BlackRock are its two largest stockholders, at 10.07% and 9.81%, respectively.
  • The Equinox Group, which owns SoulCycle and a chain of gyms, required employees to provide one-time proof of vaccination. It is an exception in that it is privately owned.
  • Facebook, now known as Meta, requires employees coming to work at any of its U.S. locations to be vaccinated. Vanguard is its top stockholder at 7.30%, while BlackRock is the third largest, at 4.28%.
  • The Ford Motor Company imposed a vaccine mandate on its U.S. salaried employees. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 7.18% and 4.53%, respectively.
  • Frontier Airlines required employees be vaccinated or regularly take COVID tests, as of Oct. 1, 2021. Vanguard is its fourth-largest stockholder (1.29%).
  • Gap required employees in its New York, Bay Area and Albuquerque hubs be vaccinated as of Sept. 7, 2021, and conducts weekly $1,000 drawings for vaccinated employees as an incentive. Vanguard is its second-largest stockholder (7.20%), while BlackRock is fifth largest (2.51%).
  • Gilead Sciences Inc., a pharmaceutical company, requires all workers and contractors to be vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its second-largest and fifth-largest stockholders, at 7.96% and 6.30%, respectively.
  • Goldman Sachs requires anyone entering its offices be fully vaccinated, as of Sept. 7, 2021, while those who are not vaccinated are obliged to work remotely. Booster shots are mandated for employees physically working in its offices, as well as for visitors,  starting on Feb. 1. In January, the bank also required staff to receive twice-weekly COVID tests. Vanguard and BlackRock are its largest and third-largest stockholders, at 7.34% and 4.76%, respectively.
  • Google, also known as Alphabet, Inc., in a policy described as “compassionate,” gave most of its unvaccinated employees in the U.S. a Jan. 18 deadline to get vaccinated or be placed on paid administrative leave for 30 days. After 30 days, those who are still not vaccinated are placed on unpaid leave for up to six months, after which they will be dismissed. In November 2021, some employees at Google circulated a manifesto opposing the company’s widened vaccine mandate. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 7.21% and 4.32%, respectively.
  • Hasbro implemented a vaccine requirement for its employees. Vanguard is its largest stockholder, at 11.01%, while BlackRock is the fourth-largest, at 4.69%.
  • Hawaiian Airlines required its U.S. workers to be vaccinated as of Nov. 1, 2021. On Feb. 2, a judge denied a bid by seven Hawaiian Airlines employees to block the company’s vaccine mandate. BlackRock and Vanguard are their two biggest stockholders, at 14.41% and 9.71%, respectively.
  • Hershey implemented a vaccine mandate for its salaried employees that went into effect Oct. 4, 2021. Recently, the company announced a “small number” of employees who did not get vaccinated or receive an exemption were “separated from the company.” Frontline employees received four hours’ pay as an incentive to get vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are the company’s two biggest stockholders, at 8.86% and 6.93%, respectively.
  • Hess, a petroleum company, mandated vaccination for its U.S. employees. Vanguard is its second-largest stockholder (9.39%), while BlackRock is fourth largest (4.45%).
  • Humana, a healthcare company, enacted a no-jab, no-job policy for its employees, requiring them to be vaccinated as of Oct. 22, 2021. The company offered employees rewards points as part of an existing employee incentive program to encourage them to get vaccinated. Vanguard is its second-largest stockholder at 7.39%, while BlackRock is the fourth-largest, at 4.32%.
  • IBM, the developer of New York State’s digital vaccine passport, the Excelsior Passallowed only fully vaccinated U.S. employees to physically return to the office, as of Sept. 7, 2021, and mandated employees be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021, or face an unpaid suspension. In December 2021, some IBM employees circulated an open letter questioning the company’s vaccine mandate. Vanguard and BlackRock are IBM’s biggest and third-biggest stockholders, at 7.94% and 4.87%, respectively.
  • Intel employees were given until Jan. 4 to get vaccinated or apply for an exemption, while employees who would not get vaccinated and who were not granted an exemption were to be placed on unpaid leave in April. This policy was, however, recently “paused.” Vanguard and BlackRock are Intel’s two largest stockholders, at 7.94% and 5.33%, respectively.
  • Jefferies, a financial services company, allows only vaccinated individuals into its physical offices and outside company events, while non-vaccinated employees can continue working remotely. The company recently claimed over 95% of its global workforce has been vaccinated and said boosters would soon be required as part of the company’s “JefVaxPass strategy.” Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 8.84% and 6.46%, respectively.
  • Johnson & Johnson enacted a no-jab, no-job policy, and required all of its employees and contractors to be vaccinated, as of Oct. 4, 2021. Vanguard and BlackRock are its largest and third-largest stockholders, at 8.46% and 4.67%, respectively.
  • KraftHeinz enacted a no-jab, no-job policy for its U.S. employees and implemented a vaccine mandate as of January. Vanguard is its second-largest stockholder (4.21%), while BlackRock is the fourth largest (2.43%).
  • Lyft required corporate employees physically working in or entering its offices, but not its drivers, to furnish proof of vaccination to enter offices, as of Aug. 2, 2021. Vanguard is its biggest stockholder (7.18%), while BlackRock is the fourth biggest (3.47%).
  • McDonald’s required its corporate workforce, but not its restaurant-level workers, to get vaccinated. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (8.33%), while BlackRock is the third largest (4.56%).
  • MGM Resorts International requires salaried employees and all new-hires be fully vaccinated even if working remotely, while unvaccinated hourly employees can provide weekly negative COVID tests. Vanguard and BlackRock are its largest and third-largest stockholders, at 8.76% and 3.96%, respectively.
  • Microsoft required proof of vaccination for all employees, vendors and guests entering its physical locations in the U.S. as of September 2021. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 7.75% and 4.35%, respectively.
  • Moderna requires all U.S. employees be vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its second- and third-largest stockholders, at 6.34% and 4.61%, respectively.
  • Morgan Stanley required employees to get vaccinated before returning to its New York offices, and required staff to disclose their vaccination status by July 1, 2021. The policy was extended to contingent workers, clients, and visitors visiting its New York City and Westchester County, New York locations, as of July 12, 2021. As of August 2021, the company claimed 90% of its employees were vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its second- and third-biggest stockholders, at 6.27% and 3.81%, respectively.
  • NBCUniversal required U.S.-based workers returning to the office be fully vaccinated and provide details about their vaccination status, while a full return to the office has been indefinitely postponed. NBCUniversal is fully owned by Comcast, whose largest and third-largest stockholders are Vanguard (8.26%) and BlackRock (4.12%).

Comcast, in turn, has required all of its employees to get vaccinated.

  • Netflix implemented a vaccine requirement for its U.S. offices and filming locations. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (7.14%), while BlackRock is the sixth largest (4.03%).
  • The New York Times Company requires proof of vaccination for employees who voluntarily wish to return to the office, and is eyeing a full return to the office in the first quarter of this year. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 9.25% and 7.32%, respectively.
  • Nike requires office-based employees be vaccinated, and in January made headlines for firing a vaccinated employee who refused to furnish proof of vaccination to a third-party verification service hired by the company. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 7.88% and 4.62%, respectively.
  • Novartis, a pharmaceutical company, requires U.S. staff to be vaccinated. Vanguard mutual funds are four of the top 10 mutual funds holding stock in Novartis AG.
  • Pfizer required all U.S. workforce and contractors to get vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID testing. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (7.77%), while BlackRock is its third largest (4.63%).
  • Pioneer Natural Resources mandated vaccination for its new-hires and offered a $1,000 incentive to employees who get vaccinated. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (9.53%), while BlackRock is the fifth largest (4.57%).
  • PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) required staff visiting any physical office or client location to be fully vaccinated as of Nov. 1, 2021, and introduced a work-anywhere policy for its U.S. employees, allowing them to work remotely in perpetuity. PwC is an exception in that it is not publicly traded — it is the fourth biggest privately owned company in the U.S.
  • Roblox, a tech company, requires U.S. employees to be vaccinated. Vanguard is its seventh biggest stockholder (1.96%).
  • Roche, a pharmaceutical and medical equipment company, requires U.S. employees be vaccinated. The company is largely family-owned, but Vanguard mutual funds are two of the five largest mutual funds holding shares in Roche Holding AG.
  • Salesforce, a cloud software provider, requires office employees be vaccinated, but allows the majority of its global workforce to choose remote work. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (7.07%); BlackRock is the fourth largest (4.28%).
  • TJX, the parent company of retail chains such as HomeGoods, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, required U.S. “home and regional office associates” be fully vaccinated as of Nov. 1, 2021, and mandated a booster shot by Feb. 1. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (7.17%), while BlackRock (4.13%) is the third largest.
  • T-Mobile US announced it will fire corporate employees who are not fully vaccinated by April 2. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two biggest stockholders, at 3.28% and 2.38%, respectively.
  • Twitter requires employees be vaccinated and demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to returning to the company’s offices in San Francisco and New York City. In May 2020, the company announced an indefinite work-from-home option for its workforce. Vanguard (8.35%) and BlackRock (4.49%) are its second- and third-largest stockholders, respectively.
  • Tyson Foods mandated vaccination for its employees, and in Nov. 2021, announced 96% of its workforce was vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two largest stockholders, at 11.38% and 4.91%, respectively.
  • Uber requires U.S. office staff be vaccinated in order to return to the office, but did not extend this requirement to its drivers. Vanguard (4.07%) is its second-largest stockholder, while BlackRock (2.50%) is the fourth largest.
  • United Airlines implemented a no-jab, no-job policy and required employees be vaccinated five weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved a COVID vaccine or five weeks after Sept. 20, 2021, whichever came first. In December 2021, a court declined a bid by some United employees to block the company’s vaccine mandate. Vanguard and BlackRock are the airline’s biggest and third-biggest stockholders, at 10.16% and 4.28%, respectively.
  • UPS required office workers in some of its U.S. locations get vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two largest stockholders, at 8.39% and 4.60%, respectively.
  • Valero required new hires at its Louisiana and Texas refineries to be vaccinated, as of Oct. 1, 2021. Vanguard is its biggest stockholder (10.98%), while BlackRock (5.58%) is its third biggest.
  • Verizon required non-union employees — representing most of its workforce — provide proof of vaccination as of Dec. 8, 2021. Vanguard and BlackRock are its two largest stockholders, at 7.44% and 4.71%, respectively.
  • ViacomCBS requires all of U.S.-based employees working onsite during the company’s “Yellow Phase” be fully vaccinated, while the company is “still assessing” whether this mandate will be extended into its “Green Phase,” when most staff will physically return to the office. Vanguard (10.29%) is its largest stockholder, while BlackRock (5.03%) is third largest.
  • Walgreens required employees in the company’s U.S. support offices be fully vaccinated by Sept. 30, 2021, or enroll in a COVID testing program. Vanguard is the top stockholder of the Walgreens Boots Alliance (6.61%), while BlackRock is third largest (4.22%).
  • Walmart implemented a no-jab, no-job policy for corporate staff, but not for store or warehouse employees. It has, however, offered a $150 incentive to store and warehouse workers to get vaccinated. The company claimed the “overwhelming majority” of its employees who were mandated to get vaccinated, have done so. Notably, the company enforced a vaccine mandate for shoppers in Canada, generating criticism. Vanguard is its largest stockholder (4.31%), while BlackRock is the third largest (2.30%).
  • The Walt Disney Company required much of its U.S. workforce be vaccinated, though the company was obliged to pause this policy for its Florida employees after state lawmakers barred employers from requiring workers to get vaccinated. Vanguard and BlackRock are Disney’s two biggest stockholders, at 7.15% and 4.24%, respectively.
  • Warner Media, a subsidiary of AT&T, required salaried and non-union U.S. employees to get vaccinated before returning to the office in September 2021, while proof of vaccination is required to enter a WarnerMedia office building.
  • The Washington Post requires all employees, including new employees, to provide proof of vaccination, implementing a no jab, no job policy. The newspaper is owned by Nash Holdings LLC, which is fully owned by Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chairman of Amazon, whose two largest stockholders are Vanguard (6.19%) and BlackRock (3.51%).

What about the two asset management companies, BlackRock and Vanguard?

Of the two, only BlackRock has implemented a vaccine mandate, allowing vaccinated staff to return to the office in July 2021.

Vanguard has not implemented a mandate, but offered a $1,000 incentive to its employees to encourage them to get vaccinated.

Vaccine passport technology — another way BlackRock, Vanguard profit from vaccines

BlackRock and Vanguard also are stakeholders in tech companies involved in the development of digital vaccine passports or “digital wallets” and technology that can track and allocate “personal carbon allowances.”

These companies include:

  • Apple, which is collaborating with several U.S. states to make official documents such as drivers’ licenses and medical records available digitally via Apple Wallet. Vanguard is its top shareholder (7.35%) and BlackRock is its third-biggest (4.12%).
  • Mastercard, which supports the Good Health Pass vaccine passport initiative that is also backed by the ID2020 alliance, and promoted technology that can be embedded into the DO Card, a credit/debit card that can keep track of one’s “personal carbon allowance.” Its top two stockholders are Vanguard (6.82%) and BlackRock (4.13%).

In turn, Mastercard is the fifth largest investor in Doconomy, a Swedish “FinTech” firm that is also heavily involved in the development of the DO Card.

Doconomy, in turn, collaborates with another Swedish “FinTech” firm, Klarna, in providing 90 million customers with “carbon footprint insights” based on their Doconomy transactions. While Klarna is privately held, its top investors include BlackRock and Visa.

  • Oracle is a backer of the SMART Health Card, which is gaining prominence in the U.S. as a de facto national digital vaccine ‘passport’, and also is a provider of cloud services to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its top two stockholders are Vanguard and BlackRock, with 5.16% and 2.99%, respectively.
  • Thales Group, is a founding member of the Security Identity Alliance, which is a stakeholder in the UN’s Legal Identity Agenda Task Force that has set the establishment of digital identification for all by 2030. Thales Group has also developed a “smart health card” and digital ID wallet technology.

While the government of France, which has imposed among the strictest COVID-19 restrictions in Europe and has used ‘vaccine passports’ to shut the unvaccinated out of many public spaces and activities, is Thales’ top shareholder (25.7%), Vanguard is the sixth largest, at 1.31%.

No moral core . . . no moral purpose

In podcaster Joe Rogan’s interview last month with Dr. Robert Malone — the interview that triggered the exodus of musicians and others from Spotify — Malone described companies like BlackRock and Vanguard as “large massive funds that are completely decoupled from nation states” and that “have no moral core … no moral purpose,” their only purpose being a “return on investment.”

As it turns out, BlackRock and Vanguard — and Moderna — also have ties to Spotify.

BlackRock is Spotify’s seventh-largest shareholder (1.37%), while Vanguard manages the top mutual fund holding Spotify Technology SA.

Baillie Gifford, a Scotland-based asset management firm in existence since 1909, is the top institutional stockholder (11.60%) in Spotify — and the top stockholder of Moderna (11.29%), the company that carries the largest overall weight in the firm’s portfolio, at $12 billion in holdings.

Other major Baillie Gifford holdings — including some companies listed above among those mandating COVID vaccines — include Tesla (second highest at 6.3% of its portfolio’s value), Amazon (fourth highest at 3.8%), Spotify (seventh highest at 2.8%), Netflix (ninth highest at 2.6%), Meta (12th, 1.4%), Microsoft (16th, 1.3%), Anthem (21st, 1.2%), Alphabet Inc. (22nd, 1.1%), BioNTech (29th, 0.9%), Mastercard (39th, 0.6%), DoorDash (45th, 0.6%), Salesforce (53rd, 0.5%), and Lyft (93rd, 0.2%).

Baillie Gifford, through its Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, also maintains a significant stake in Palantir (0.2% of the firm’s net asset value, or NAV).

As reported by The Defender, Palantir developed the Tiberius vaccine allocation planning system operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal (which terminated the contracts of nonprofits opposed to vaccine mandates) and a Facebook board member, also is a co-founder of Palantir and serves on its board of directors.

Palantir’s top two stockholders are Vanguard (6.08%) and BlackRock (3.31%).

In turn, the top stockholders of BioNTech, Pfizer’s partner in the development of its COVID vaccine, include Baillie Gifford (biggest stockholder, 2.69%) and BlackRock (seventh highest, 0.59%), while Vanguard manages the top mutual fund with holdings in BioNTech (0.92%), and Baillie Gifford the ninth biggest (0.23%).

Tangled web of corporate connections raises host of questions

BlackRock and Vanguard are poised to continue expanding— as far back as 2017, Bloomberg predicted that by 2028, these two companies would be managing $20 trillion worth of investments.

The size and scope of the firms’ investments raise questions about how much influence BlackRock and Vanguard can wield over the formulation of corporate policies by the companies in which the two firms are heavily invested.

This ever-growing influence has led some analysts to describe the two firms as “kingmakers,” arguing their growing voting share in an increasing number of corporations would “hand them a de-facto veto on all major corporate decisions by 2040.

To what extent do companies mandating COVID vaccines have the best interest of their employees in mind? Or are these companies implementing policies under the guise of “protecting” employees, when in fact they are more concerned about appeasing major investors?

What else might these companies do, if “encouraged” in some way by major stockholders?

Moreover, do mandatory (or strongly encouraged) vaccination policies reflect the worldview of funds such as BlackRock and Vanguard, and their managers — in much the same way major corporations have embraced purportedly “green” policies which only barely cloak potentially totalitarian restrictions on civil liberties, such as “personal carbon allowances” and digital “vaccine passports”?

The answers may lie, in part, in the words of BlackRock CEO and chairman, Larry Fink.

In his 2022 annual letter to CEOs, Fink wrote that “employees are increasingly looking to their employer as the most trusted, competent and ethical source of information — more so than government, the media and NGOs.”

Fink said, “workers demanding more from their employers is an essential feature of effective capitalism” — an interesting viewpoint given that the BlackRock and Vanguard strategy to control as many corporations as possible, including competing ones, would seem to contradict the principles of capitalism, competition, and a free market.

Fink also warned that “companies not adjusting to this new reality and responding to their workers do so at their own peril.”

In other words, employees and workers of companies that have imposed vaccine mandates should take comfort in such policies, as their employer appears to know what’s best for them — at least according to Fink.

**By  Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.

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Benjamin Fulford Full Report: Asian Elders Reject Khazarian Mafia $150 Trillion Survival Boondoggle

Posted on 10/19/2021 by  — 1 Comment ↓

The owners of the US Corporation and stage managers of the fake Biden presidency appear doomed after their $150 trillion plan to stave off bankruptcy was rejected by Asian secret societies. The West now faces a period of extreme turbulence as the Khazarian mafia fights to survive before their bankruptcy becomes official in early December, MI6 and Asian secret society sources say.

What happened was, when the KM met with Chinese government representatives at a Zurich Airport hotel on October 7th,(see last week’s report for details), the KM used a combination of threats and promises to be “good from now on” to buy a few weeks more time. The Chinese side then took back to their bosses a $5 trillion per year, 30-year, $150 trillion proposal “to fight global warming.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/here-hidden-150-trillion-agenda-behind-crusade-against-climate-change

The Asians were warned by MI6 that “Climate change is a money-laundering operation, it is the collapse of the US sovereign debt…it is yet another guise to hide the fact the Federal Reserve Board families are bankrupt.” Of course, the Asians already knew that and the proposal has been rejected.

This can be seen in multiple news reports such as the following from the South China Morning Post:

Leaders of the world’s most powerful nations will meet in Rome for the Group of 20 Summit, then head to Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to cement climate commitments with other countries.

But with reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping will not travel to Europe for either event, Western observers are downgrading their expectations…

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3151854/cop26-g20-prospects-dimmer-without-chinas-xi-jinping-room

The Asians are interested in preserving nature but are also aware there is no scientific proof that Carbon causes global warming, an Asian secret society source says. “We will not base global environmental protection policy on lies,” the source explained.

“We need to solve the problems brought by industrial civilization, keep human activities within the limits of the ecology and environment, and carry out holistic conservation and systematic governance of mountains, rivers, forests, farmlands, lakes, grasslands and deserts,” Chinese President Xi Jinping explains.

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-10/16/c_1310247836.htm

Without Asian financing for the COP26 boondoggle, there is expected to be a serious crisis in the West -especially the US- over the coming months. However, MI6 and P3 freemason sources agree that -according to their motto of Ordo Ab Chao- (translation “order from chaos “) the West must decline further into chaos and mayhem before it will be possible to finally remove the last vestiges of Satanic Khazarian mafia rule.

Already, close to 40% of US households have faced serious financial hardship and have been unable to afford food and healthcare, according to a recent survey.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/12/us-households-financial-problems-medical-care-food

These comments posted on Zero Hedge show this is just a foretaste:

I distribute very basic apparel, ie tees, socks, underwear, etc. Every manufacturer from Hanes to Gildan are out of goods and won’t manufacture anything until at least next year because all their supplies are sitting somewhere out on the ocean…I own Electronic stores in Portland Oregon…Every company I deal with is doing some type of rapid price increase. 

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/are-you-prepared-mass-repricing-goods-and-services

Despite stories about a lack of truck drivers etc, the real reason Westerners, especially Americans, are running out of stuff is because their KM slave drivers are bankrupt.

However, Asian and Western secret societies have already agreed in principle to a plan for what happens after the KM is removed. The plan presented to the Pentagon, the British Commonwealth, the Asian Elders and the Russians is as follows:

Plan for USA version 2.0

The United States Corporation is bankrupt. The Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis and others say it has over $200 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities. The debt has risen exponentially over the past several years. Attempts to kick the can down the road are mathematically doomed. The only choice is a formal declaration of bankruptcy. When a corporation goes bankrupt, even a big corporation, new management is brought in to take over the still viable parts of the bankrupt entity.

However, in this case, we are dealing not only with the bankruptcy of the USA. We are dealing with the bankruptcy of mostly European aristocratic families who own the UN, the BIS, the IMF, the World Bank etc. This means a viable alternative needs to be put in place to take over the top management of all of these entities.

Let us consider the UN. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council are the USA, Russia, The UK, France and China. Only one of these nations is not Western. Therefore, we propose creating a new security council comprised of representatives from each of the following seven regions: Africa, the Americas (North and South), Asia and Australasia excluding China, China, Europe including Russia, India and the Islamic world.

Decisions would be made by majority vote and vetoes would only apply to the regions vetoing. A special veto-holding role for first nations and elders is also envisaged.

This body would only take on issues affecting the planet as a whole. Existing nation-states would continue more or less as at present.

The seven-member world council would also preside over a world future planning organization (with seven regional offices) that would take on world-improving projects too large for individual nation-states to carry out. These would include such things as ending poverty, stopping environmental destruction, replenishing the oceans, increasing total world biomass and colonizing the universe.

The functioning and viable parts of existing global and regional organizations would be incorporated into this new structure.

As far as the United States is concerned, a new entity, based outside of Washington DC (perhaps Idaho, the geographic center of North America) would take on a caretaker role to keep the vital parts of the current US regime (police, air traffic control, the military. hospitals etc.) running.

In this scenario, the US and Canadian militaries would use the emergency broadcasting system and existing media networks to inform the population about the bankruptcy of the USA corporation. They would explain that both the bankruptcy and the fact civilian governments in Canada and the USA had been taken over by gangsters were the reasons for the emergency declaration. An interim regime would be run by the military and selected personnel from existing government and corporate entities to preside over the re-establishment of viable democracy, free press and meritocracy. Everything would be done in a completely transparent manner with constant feedback from the people.

The interim regime would not be liable for the debts of the bankrupt corporation.

At a later date, a union with Latin America would also be negotiated.

As for Europe, the 47 nation Council of Europe would be used as the basis for a new sort of regional union to be negotiated by the nations involved. Russia and NATO would provide military guarantees.

The other regions mentioned above would make their own decisions about how to proceed.

This proposal has been accepted as the basis for detailed negotiations to be worked out by leaders in the coming months, according to MI6, the P3 Freemasons, and Asian secret societies.

During this time, the world faces extreme danger and chaos as the KM fights for survival by any means necessary. Signs of chaos, of course, are increasing exponentially in most Western countries as the KM attempts to stay in power by imposing its beyond totalitarian sign of the beast Certificate Of Vaccination IDs (COVID). Needless to say, leaks by KM whistleblowers, labor strikes, mass arrests, etc. make it certain that this plan to impose eternal, universal slavery on humanity is doomed to failure.

The news report linked below is a case in point: Boxes of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine show a manufacturing date of July 15, 2018 . But COVID-19 was not discovered until 2019 and was not NAMED until February 11, 2020.

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/how-did-astra-zeneca-manufacture-covid-19-vaccine-in-july-of-2018-before-the-disease-was-even-discovered-or-named

The following images show some more information leaking out.

All of this means that there has been a major shift within the military-industrial complex, MI6 sources say. “All the police and intelligence agencies in the world are fed up, we’ve had enough.

We’ve reached a point where were saying, blow them all up. The vast majority of the celebrity world are rapists. We have evidence against all of them, and they know it. Most of them are dead, what we see are body doubles. When we release our information, they will all be gone. We will continue to fight very hard.” This struggle is once again becoming personal for your correspondent. Munakata Hisao, a 73-year-old medical doctor who lectures for the same people who organize events for me, has died under mysterious circumstances.

In his lectures, he explained in detail why the vaccines were dangerous and the pandemic suspicious. At the end of August, he fell ill after a public appearance. He was advised to take a PCR test, but he refused. He was later found unconscious in his apartment and taken to a hospital.

There he still refused to take a PCR test and took a Chinese herb called Ara. Then he started to feel better. Just as he was about to leave the hospital, his condition suddenly deteriorated and he died on September 29. Six people who had attended his lecture in August also fell ill and died. Although the doctor refused to perform a PCR test, his death was reported to be due to COVID 19.

Another colleague of mine who lectured to Dr. Munakata says he became ill with severe diarrhea at the same time. He claims he cured himself by fasting. I did just that when I came down with diarrhea after eating an omelet on my Air Canada flight when I returned from Canada in late August. Later, someone rang my doorbell claiming to be looking for COVID symptoms and seemed surprised that I was still alive.

On October 14, I was warned that gangsters in a Rolls Royce with Shinagawa license plate 311x Tsu 11 (??311x?11) were lying in wait for me outside a public speaking event I was giving. On March 10, 2011, Masaru Takumi’s daughter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Takumi

The finance chief of Japan’s largest gang, the Yamaguchi Gumi (who was killed in 1997), insisted with great urgency that I meet her. When I met her, she told me that she had been instructed to set my phones alarm clock to ring at 11 a.m. on March 11, the day of the tsunami. I was also given a cloth wrapped around my waist that contained herbal medicine and told to keep it on for 24 hours. I was pretty sure it contained poison and took it off as soon as I got home.

So what do you think, is it a coincidence that a car with license plate 311x tsu 11 was waiting for me? When I brought this incident to the attention of various gangsters and right-wingers close to the emperor, they said that these people were subcontractors for the Rockefellers and Rothschilds.

They are angry because [former Finance Minister Heizo] Takenaka is no longer able to loot the Japanese pension fund for them, one right-winger said. A counterattack is now underway. Most of the Japanese underworld is not on the KM payroll and is fighting the gangsters who still work for them as subcontractors.

On a final note, this week we are receiving many reports of the secret space forces destroying underground bases around the planet in preparation for the liberation of the planet.

I basically stick to the visible world here and now. On this level, we can see with certainty that there are many earthquakes all over the world that take place at the same epicenter at a depth of 10 kilometers, and that they run in straight lines. Maybe it really is that underground tunnel networks are being destroyed. We shall see. In the meantime, the battle for planet Earth will continue until humanity is finally freed from thousands of years of slavery.

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Benjamin Fulford Full Report: Biden Regime Defaults; Given Until October 18th Before All Hell Breaks Loose

The fake “Biden” regime in the US defaulted on September 30th and has been given until October 18th before the plug is finally pulled on that evil regime, Asian secret society sources promise. The funding was cut off because the Rockefeller/Rothschild etc. crime families behind the “Biden” regime failed to meet their promise to hand Australia over to the communist Chinese, the sources say.

That is the real reason why “The bad relations between China and Australia took an unbelievable turn this week when China fired a ‘Long March 3B’ nuclear-capable missile, directly over Sydney, Australia.”

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-china-fires-nuclear-capable-missile-directly-over-sydney-australia

The change in Australia is reflected by the fact Premier of Gladys Berejiklian resigned as New South Wales Premier “after an investigation found she & others in the govt. were receiving millions of $ from Pfizer to push draconian vax laws,” according to Australian intelligence sources.

https://7news.com.au/politics/gladys-berejiklian/nsw-premier-gladys-berejiklian-resigns-amid-probe-by-anti-corruption-watchdog-c-4119200

The fact it refused to hand itself over to communist China is also why the EU has entered the fray by cutting off trade talks with Australia, the sources say.

In any case, the cut-off of Asian funding is what prompted the fake Biden to say “We’re gonna get this done,…It doesn’t matter when. It doesn’t matter whether it’s six minutes, six days or six weeks. We’re gonna get it done.”

By openly flouting the Satanic 666 number the criminals using rubber mask “Biden” as a front have fully come out of the closet.

Video PlayerBy openly flouting the Satanic 666 number the criminals using rubber mask “Biden” as a front have fully come out of the closet.

Since these criminals have carried out horrendous acts of mass murder every time they faced default in the past, you can be sure this statement by Biden was meant to be taken as a threat.

This time, with little doubt, they plan to surpass 911, Fukushima and the fake pandemic of 2020. The obvious candidate this time is La Palma. The volcano there is erupting with increasing intensity and is doing so in a manner that is increasing the chances of a massive tsunami hitting the East coast of the US etc.

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/10/01/warning-the-la-palma-eruption-what-it-means/

That is why joint military action by Russia, the Pentagon and China is necessary to finish these criminals off permanently. The underground base in Norway -where the HAARP attack on La Palma is originating- is a prime target. The Khazarian mafia headquarters around Lake Geneva is another.

In these circumstances, the White Dragon Society is calling for a meeting in Tokyo to ensure that white hats receive funding to take over the functioning parts of the US government after the Biden criminals are removed. This meeting has the support of the British Commonwealth, the Vatican (P3 freemasons), the Russians (FSB) and Asian secret societies. The meeting has been called for Tokyo instead of Lichtenstein as proposed by the “Biden” people on the recommendation of the P3 freemasons.

Also, to keep up the pressure on the Khazarian mafia, a White Dragon Society representative had a meeting last week with a Mr. K, one of the top assassins of the Japanese underworld. Mr. K is known for chopping people’s fingers off one knuckle at a time until he gets the information he needs. He then wraps the bodies in lead and dumps them into the ocean, according to colleagues. In any case, Mr. K said the Black Dragon Society faction he was affiliated with has decided to ally itself with the WDS. The WDS subsequently gave Mr. K a list of the top Khazarian mafia agents in Japan. Mr. K promised he and his men would “look into this.”

The WDS also had a meeting last week with right-wing groups who have to ability to mobilize other factions of the Japanese underworld. This means the vaccine mafia in Japan is now doomed.

The selection of Fumio Kishida as Prime Minister of Japan was a part of this change. We can now reveal that we deliberately seemed to support Takaishi Sanae as Prime Minister in order to confuse the Khazarian mafia about her loyalties. Takaishi was supposed to be selected to cover up crimes by former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. This included Tokyo Olympics corruption and the creation of a biological warfare laboratory disguised as a veterinary school.

The right-wing group, which has strong connections to Taiwan, also said that a massive Taiwanese underground base in China had been flooded recently “killing tens of thousands of Taiwanese generals and soldiers.” This is certainly related to a CIA report that a base under the Three Gorges dam that had been mining crypto-currency was destroyed. The Chinese government partially confirmed this by issuing a complete ban on all cryptocurrency trading.

The Chinese are also battling the KM in many other ways. The crackdown on mega-stars, for example, is designed to thwart the KM tactic of using “celebrities,” to manipulate public opinion. The Chinese are also cracking down on attempts to launder KM fiat funny money into China via US stock market hand-outs to Chinese high tech companies. They are also cracking down on attempts to turn Chinese men into effeminized wimps, as has happened in Japan and much of the West.

The Disappearance Of Chinese Megastars Is A Harbinger Of Another Cultural Revolution Underway

This information sent by CIA East Asia is almost certainly related:
Evergrande (3333 HK) and Evergrande Property Services (6666 HK) stock trading halted in Hong Kong.
 
“Trading in the shares (stock code: 03333) of China Evergrande Group (the Company’) will be halted at 9:00 a.m. today (4/10/2021). Accordingly, all structured products relating to the Company will also be halted from trading at the same time.
 
It’s highly likely that Evergrande’s offshore bondholders will be wiped out. This includes all the foreign banks that have bought multiple $10’s of billions of the bonds.

MI6 and the real James Bond types are also on the warpath against the KM. “The Pandemic was a dirty bomb set off by the Rothschild mob of thugs. If the Jews don’t hang them all, we will” MI6 sources promise.

The release of the Pandora Papers, revealing the offshore businesses and fortunes of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 civil servants, was part of that offensive, according to MI6.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/03/pandora-papers-biggest-ever-leak-of-offshore-data-exposes-financial-secrets-of-rich-and-powerful

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Key-findings-from-the-Pandora-Papers-investigation-16506082.php

The Pandora Papers are an urgent warning from us that as long as civilians around the world live under the thumb of world fascism, we will remain silent only so long and no one is above the law.

We know all about what is going on in the world and we are able and prepared to deal with it … it takes a lot of trees and a lot of ropes, but we’re not afraid to use them, they say. The release of the Nuremberg trial files last week was intended as a reminder that justice for high-profile criminals would come this time as well, just as it did after World War II, Mossad sources say.

For example, at this link you will find a list of 40 billionaires who should all be executed for their profits from the fake covid pandemic.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/giacomotognini/2021/04/06/meet-the-40-new-billionaires-who-got-rich-fighting-covid-19/?sh=6532f45117e5

To understand that we are really dealing with pedophile criminals, here is concrete evidence of child trafficking. A cargo plane that had taken off from South Sudan was inspected by customs officials during a stopover in Niger.

They discovered hundreds of abducted children on a cargo plane en route to Spain. In the video, officials say the children were destined to be sold to pedophiles or used for organ transplants. Note that the crew is led away in matching wristbands. The KM, of course, fights back in every way possible. For example, they use propaganda outlets like CNN to threaten to cripple world trade unless everyone is vaccinated.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and other industry groups warned of a collapse of the global transportation system unless governments restore freedom of movement for transportation workers and give them priority for World Health Organization-approved vaccines.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/29/business/supply-chain-workers/index.html

We also read reports like this: A supply shortage is turning into a full-blown crisis with shortages of energy, labor and transportation from Liverpool to Los Angeles and from Qingdao to Queensland.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/02/supply-chain-world-economy-energy-labour-transport-covid

We re also seeing a lot of panicked headlines like Gas Crisis Hits Food as Giant Dutch Greenhouses Go Dark.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/your-tomatoes-may-cost-more-as-gas-prices-hit-dutch-greenhouses

Of course, these are all lame excuses for bankruptcy.

Fed senior economist Jeremy Rudd said last week, “The primary role of mainstream economics in our society is to provide an apologetic for a criminally oppressive, unsustainable and unjust social order.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-24/fed-economist-bemoans-criminally-oppressive-social-order

This is a sign that the brainwashed middle managers of the KM Babylonian debt slave system are waking up and rebelling. This is why the KM is also trying to escape justice by trying harder than ever to start their long awaited Third World War. For example, they are now encouraging Iranian slave leaders to start the war. Therefore, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told the major Israeli national Hebrew-language daily Maariv that the war with Israel has already begun.

Iran’s slave leadership is now also trying to instigate a war with Azerbaijan.

Of course, the Russians will not allow such a war to start. Instead, the Russians are making their own big moves. Last week, leading Russian politician Yevgeny Alexeyevich Fyodorov.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevgeny_Alexeyevich_Fyodorov

told German patriots that Russia would immediately help liberate Germany in the event of an expected U.S. bankruptcy. However, before you give up on the US, keep in mind that despite the takeover of the US government by satanic criminals, the US is still much stronger than China in terms of soft power.

https://www.statista.com/chart/25836/countries-with-most-respondents-with-favorable-views-towards-the-us-or-china/

This means that the US will recover internationally very quickly once the white hats get rid of the criminals. To conclude this week, we would like to point out a great scientific discovery from India:

A team of scientists has for the first time developed a reactor that produces a significant amount of hydrogen using sustainable sources such as sunlight and water, which is a low-cost and sustainable process, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said Wednesday.

The INST team used the low-cost organic semiconductor in carbon nitrides.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/renewables/indian-scientists-develop-reactor-for-cost-effective-production-of-hydrogen-using-sunlight-and-water/articleshow/86624475.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

This is something that should make electric vehicles with their expensive batteries obsolete. In theory, cars should be able to generate enough hydrogen with solar panels on the roof or at home to drive virtually anywhere for free. It was India, along with China, that put an end to the artificial efforts of Western oligarchs to keep solar energy competitively expensive.

Solar energy is now one of the cheapest forms of energy in the world.

Japanese automakers and government officials have long complained that Western interference has prevented them from switching to hydrogen power. Now it looks like India, which is more independent than Japan, is ushering in the hydrogen age.

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The Federal Fiat Us Dollar Vs The New Treasury Us Dollar

https://infiniteshift.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/the-federal-fiat-us-dollar-vs-the-new-treasury-us-dollar/

Reading the many comments on different websites, we realize that many remain confused by the difference in the two currencies. The Federal US Dollar (FRN) has nothing to do with the United States of America. The Federal Fiat dollar is owned by a private corporation formed in 1913 on Jeckyl Island by private individuals. The “owners” of said corporation called it the US Dollar to cover up the scam of theft of the American people. If you have not realized this by now, we suggest a crash course into the history of the Federal Reserve.

When, not if, the Global Currency Reset occurs…..the world will return to an “asset backed” system. For example, baskets will obtain gold, silver, oil, corn, cotton or whatever resources prove valuable. This will enable each country’s currency to be “pegged” to a new value. These “baskets” will NOT have the country’s’ currency in it, for example – gold, Yuan, British Pound, etc. Right now the “SDR” (Special Drawing Rights) at the IMF is set up with “currencies” and that is not going very well, so that will change also. Each country has an audit of “assets” their country possesses and what it can support for a value to their currency. This “value” is not only gold bars in the vault, but also what is in the ground under their feet.

Back to the United States problem that people do not understand. Right now folks are saying that the US FIAT DOLLAR is going to devalue when the Reset occurs…WHO CARES!!! That is the privately owned fiat dollar, let it go down burning is what I say!!! The “true value” of the crap paper is about 3 cents. That is why a loaf of bread is around $4.00 at the store.*

The USA Treasury will be sending out a NEW US TREASURY currency. If you do not believe this can happen…Research what John F. Kennedy DID in 1963. Google Kennedy Dollar, look at the $5 bill and the $2 bill…what is missing? I’ll give the answer at the end for those too lazy to look it up.

This is how it will play out, so nothing for us to worry about. The Global Reset happens…announcements made that the USA is getting new bill USA TREASURY bills. For those of you that “might” still have fiat cash in your wallet or tucked under your mattress, you will be able to take it to the bank and exchange it for new treasury notes or spend it at the store. When the store makes its deposit, the US Treasury will shred it.

It is my understanding, it will take approximately six months for all fiat bills to be collected from mason jars, mattresses, etc. So far it will be a one to one exchange….no reason to freak out the people of the USA. The FEDS have not printed new fiat $1, $5, $10, or $20 bills since 2009. This is why they have been pushing the “debit” card” to use instead of cash. If everybody suddenly went back to only using CASH…the banks would freak because they do not have that much fiat cash on hand.

The new US Treasury bill will have for example, a TRUE value of let’s say $1.80 value to each $1.00 new bill. So that same loaf of bread sitting at $4.00 fiat right now, will DROP IN PRICE to NEW USA Treasury price of $1.30 for example, or even drop back to 89 cents like it was 30 years ago. As Poof use to tell us all “we will return to 1950′s prices” because the NEW USA Treasury currency “will have a “TRUE” value to it and it will be WAY HIGHER than that crappy fiat paper worth no more than 3 cents!!!

Just understand that the NEW Treasury bills will have a HIGHER value and you will be able to buy more at the store….this is also part of the “leveling the playing field” for us all. We will get more “bang for the buck” finally!!!

As for the old fiat privately owned currency that was called the US Dollar….Let it Burn!!! When it Burns, so will ALL that debt that is in Fiat dollars that has been chained around the neck of the World and the American people for the last 100+ years.*

*Bring On The New USA Treasury Dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

I hope this clears up some of the confusion. Cheers (Anonymous)

The Office of Poofness: February 24, 2014 « Golden Age of Gaia.

HILLARY’S EMAILS SHOW ULTERIOR MOTIVES FOR THE INTERVENTION OF LIBYA

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/01/12/hillarys-emails-show-that-us-nato-invaded-destroyed-because-of-gaddafis-gold-reserves/

When Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, she received an email on April 2, 2011 from Sidney Blumenthal, Hillary’s unofficial intelligence operative, which focused on France’s motivations for joining the war against Gaddafi in Libya. In the email, she writes how Gaddafi had “nearly bottomless financial resources” to continue his campaign against the rebels, and although the freezing of Libya’s bank accounts presented challenges for him, he had managed to circumvent this by having up to 143 tons of gold and similar amount in silver, amounting to $7 billion, that was kept outside the Libyan Central Bank.

It then states that he acquired the gold prior to the rebellion “to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar.” His plan was to offer a competing currency in the African region to rival the French Franc, which was the currency predominately used in the area. Blumenthal then writes, “French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.”

So there you have it. What was once dismissed as just another “conspiracy theory” for the reason to take out Gaddafi is supported by an intelligence brief emailed to the United States’ Secretary of State.

Also important to note, mentioned in the email are the other reasons given for France’s involvement in the Libyan war (and no, liberating the Libyan people is not one of them):

Here is Sarkozy’s speech at the UN’s “Meeting On Libya” on September 20th, 2011:

Sources

https://www.foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/HRCEmail_DecWebClearedMeta/31-C1/DOC_0C05779612/C05779612.pdf

http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/President-Sarkozy-has-faith-in

 

 

 

Complete List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family

http://realitieswatch.com/complete-list-of-banks-ownedcontrolled-by-the-rothschild-family/

What’s the significance of having a central bank within a country and why should you concern yourself, your family and colleagues?

Central banks are illegally created PRIVATE banks that are owned by the Rothschild banking family. The family has been around for more than 230 years and has slithered its way into each country on this planet, threatened every world leader and their governments and cabinets with physical and economic death and destruction, and then emplaced their own people in these central banks to control and manage each country’s pocketbook. Worse, the Rothschilds also control the machinations of each government at the macro level, not concerning themselves with the daily vicissitudes of our individual personal lives. Except when we get too far out of line.

The grand plan of The First Sphere of Influence is to create a global mononation. Please do not confuse this with the term globalization. Mononation and globalization couldn’t be more different in concept, scope and purpose. Mononation is one state. It has one government. One set of laws for all ordinary citizens, no laws for the elite. Globalization refers to communicating, trading, interacting, etc. among separate, different, independent, sovereign countries.

The grand plan of The First Sphere of Influence is to create a global mononation.

Our own Federal Reserve is an illegally emplaced private bank that is directly responsible for creating all the US’s depressions, recessions, and the inflation and deflation of our dollar. The Fed controls the printing of our own currency, and then charges the US government interest on those loans. The interest is growing each year, making it difficult if not impossible for our government to pay it. How do we pay this interest? By the US Personal Income Tax. This tax goes to the Rothschild family.

In the coming months, as I continue to gather intel and write a book about The First Sphere of Influence, I will share more and more. For now, I kindly ask that you read each of the 165 lines below. One hundred and sixty-five reasons to believe my intel. You can click on each bank and visit its website. I’ve seen each one. They’re real. And they’re one of the reasons why each country is in such deep debt to this insidious family, the Rothschilds.

By the way, if you’re curious what the US debt is to the BIS, please refer to the table at the end of this article, taken from the latest statistical results provided by the Joint External Debt Hub, which receives data from the BIS, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

BIS Offices

Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific
78th floor, Two International Finance Centre
8 Finance Street, Central
Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Telephone: (+852) 2878 7100
Fax: (+852) 2878 7123

Representative Office for the Americas
Torre Chapultepec
Rubén Darío 281 – 17th floor
Col. Bosque de Chapultepec
Del. Miguel Hidalgo
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The Rothschild-Owned Central Banks of the World

Afghanistan: Bank of Afghanistan
Albania: Bank of Albania
Algeria: Bank of Algeria
Argentina: Central Bank of Argentina
Armenia: Central Bank of Armenia
Aruba: Central Bank of Aruba
Australia: Reserve Bank of Australia
Austria: Austrian National Bank
Azerbaijan: Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic
Bahamas: Central Bank of The Bahamas
Bahrain: Central Bank of Bahrain
Bangladesh: Bangladesh Bank
Barbados: Central Bank of Barbados
Belarus: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Belgium: National Bank of Belgium
Belize: Central Bank of Belize
Benin: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Bermuda: Bermuda Monetary Authority
Bhutan: Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan
Bolivia: Central Bank of Bolivia
Bosnia: Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana: Bank of Botswana
Brazil: Central Bank of Brazil
Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Bank
Burkina Faso: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Burundi: Bank of the Republic of Burundi
Cambodia: National Bank of Cambodia
Cameroon: Bank of Central African States
Canada: Bank of Canada – Banque du Canada
Cayman Islands: Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Central African Republic: Bank of Central African States
Chad: Bank of Central African States
Chile: Central Bank of Chile
China: The People’s Bank of China
Colombia: Bank of the Republic
Comoros: Central Bank of Comoros
Congo: Bank of Central African States
Costa Rica: Central Bank of Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Croatia: Croatian National Bank
Cuba: Central Bank of Cuba
Cyprus: Central Bank of Cyprus
Czech Republic: Czech National Bank
Denmark: National Bank of Denmark
Dominican Republic: Central Bank of the Dominican Republic
East Caribbean area: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Ecuador: Central Bank of Ecuador
Egypt: Central Bank of Egypt
El Salvador: Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea: Bank of Central African States
Estonia: Bank of Estonia
Ethiopia: National Bank of Ethiopia
European Union: European Central Bank
Fiji: Reserve Bank of Fiji
Finland: Bank of Finland
France: Bank of France
Gabon: Bank of Central African States
The Gambia: Central Bank of The Gambia
Georgia: National Bank of Georgia
Germany: Deutsche Bundesbank
Ghana: Bank of Ghana
Greece: Bank of Greece
Guatemala: Bank of Guatemala
Guinea Bissau: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Guyana: Bank of Guyana
Haiti: Central Bank of Haiti
Honduras: Central Bank of Honduras
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Hungary: Magyar Nemzeti Bank
Iceland: Central Bank of Iceland
India: Reserve Bank of India
Indonesia: Bank Indonesia
Iran: The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Iraq: Central Bank of Iraq
Ireland: Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland
Israel: Bank of Israel
Italy: Bank of Italy
Jamaica: Bank of Jamaica
Japan: Bank of Japan
Jordan: Central Bank of Jordan
Kazakhstan: National Bank of Kazakhstan
Kenya: Central Bank of Kenya
Korea: Bank of Korea
Kuwait: Central Bank of Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia: Bank of Latvia
Lebanon: Central Bank of Lebanon
Lesotho: Central Bank of Lesotho
Libya: Central Bank of Libya
Lithuania: Bank of Lithuania
Luxembourg: Central Bank of Luxembourg
Macao: Monetary Authority of Macao
Macedonia: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
Madagascar: Central Bank of Madagascar
Malawi: Reserve Bank of Malawi
Malaysia: Central Bank of Malaysia
Mali: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Malta: Central Bank of Malta
Mauritius: Bank of Mauritius
Mexico: Bank of Mexico
Moldova: National Bank of Moldova
Mongolia: Bank of Mongolia
Montenegro: Central Bank of Montenegro
Morocco: Bank of Morocco
Mozambique: Bank of Mozambique
Namibia: Bank of Namibia
Nepal: Central Bank of Nepal
Netherlands: Netherlands Bank
Netherlands Antilles: Bank of the Netherlands Antilles
New Zealand: Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Nicaragua: Central Bank of Nicaragua
Niger: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Nigeria: Central Bank of Nigeria
Norway: Central Bank of Norway
Oman: Central Bank of Oman
Pakistan: State Bank of Pakistan
Papua New Guinea: Bank of Papua New Guinea
Paraguay: Central Bank of Paraguay
Peru: Central Reserve Bank of Peru
Philippines: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Poland: National Bank of Poland
Portugal: Bank of Portugal
Qatar: Qatar Central Bank
Romania: National Bank of Romania
Russia: Central Bank of Russia
Rwanda: National Bank of Rwanda
San Marino: Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino
Samoa: Central Bank of Samoa
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
Senegal: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Serbia: National Bank of Serbia
Seychelles: Central Bank of Seychelles
Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone
Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore
Slovakia: National Bank of Slovakia
Slovenia: Bank of Slovenia
Solomon Islands: Central Bank of Solomon Islands
South Africa: South African Reserve Bank
Spain: Bank of Spain
Sri Lanka: Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Sudan: Bank of Sudan
Surinam: Central Bank of Suriname
Swaziland: The Central Bank of Swaziland
Sweden: Sveriges Riksbank
Switzerland: Swiss National Bank
Tajikistan: National Bank of Tajikistan
Tanzania: Bank of Tanzania
Thailand: Bank of Thailand
Togo: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Tonga: National Reserve Bank of Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago: Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia: Central Bank of Tunisia
Turkey: Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Uganda: Bank of Uganda
Ukraine: National Bank of Ukraine
United Arab Emirates: Central Bank of United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom: Bank of England
United States: The Dirty Nasty Stinky Fed, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Uruguay: Central Bank of Uruguay
Vanuatu: Reserve Bank of Vanuatu
Venezuela: Central Bank of Venezuela
Vietnam: The State Bank of Vietnam
Yemen: Central Bank of Yemen
Zambia: Bank of Zambia
Zimbabwe: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

- See more at: http://realitieswatch.com/complete-list-of-banks-ownedcontrolled-by-the-rothschild-family/#sthash.1GKgFvRd.dpuf

Island vurderer radikal plan som fratar bankene makt over penger

http://e24.no/makro-og-politikk/island-vurderer-radikal-plan-som-fratar-bankene-makt-over-penger/23428833

RADIKAL REFORM: Den Islandske regjeringen sier de vil vurdere ny pengepolitisk reform som innebærer at sentralbanken vil få makten alene over pengeskaping. Bildet viser fiskebåter til kai i Reykjavík 24. mars.

 

(E24) Publisert: 11:28 - 04.04.2015, Oppdatert: 11:45 - 04.04.2015

Island har sett seg lei på inflasjonsslit og ustabil valuta. Etter den kostbare bankkrisen som rammet landet i 2008 har de lett etter løsninger for landets økonomi.

Denne uken sa Islands regjering at de vil vurdere enfundamental pengepolitisk reform.

Forslaget innebærer et skifte i moderne finanshistorie. Det går ut på å frata de kommersielle bankenes mulighet til å skape penger ved lån, og heller gi denne makten fullt og helt til sentralbanken, skriver nyhetsbyrået AFP.

Forslaget er en del av rapporten «Monetary reform- A better monetary system for Iceland» som er laget av parlamentsmedlem Frosti Sigurjonsson i det regjerende islandske Fremskrittspartiet, på oppdrag fra landets statsminister. Rapporten tar for seg hvordan landet kan implementere et «suverent pengesystem».

– Funnene vil være et viktig bidrag for den kommende debatten, her og ellers i verden, om pengeskaping og pengepolitikk, sa statsminister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.

Kriser

Siden 1875 har Island hatt 20 ulike typer finanskriser, og ifølge rapporten har årsaken hver gang vært voksende kredittgiving ved høykonjunkturer. Høsten 2008 mistet Island kredittverdigheten sin da de valgte å ikke tømme statskassen for å redde øyas forvokste banker. Først i fjor sommer fikk de lov å låne penger igjen.

Sigurjonssons argumenterer for at de kommersielle bankene ved høykonjunkturer skapte mer penger enn det var behov for, og at sentralbanken mislykkes i å kontrollere denne pengemengden, noe som fikk inflasjonen til å stige sammen med risikovillighet og spekulasjoner.

Som i andre markedsøkonomier er det sentralbanken på Island som lager nye mynter og sedler, samtidig som landets kommersielle banker kan skape nye penger når de tilbyr lån. Sentralbanken kan med sine verktøy, slik som renter, påvirke den totale pengemengden.

Staten som eneste pengelager

Men i Sigurjonssons rapport foreslås det altså å frata de kommersielle bankenes evne til å «lage» nye penger og gjøre sentralbanken, altså staten, til den eneste som kan lage nye penger i landet:

På samme måten som ved statlige budsjetter kommer det islandske parlamentet være nødt til å debattere regjeringens planer for «fordelingen av nye penger», slår Sigurjonsson fast:
– Men det er viktig at evnen til å skape penger holdes skilt fra makten til å bestemme over hvordan de nye pengene skal brukes, skriver Sigurjonsson i rapporten.

De kommersielle bankenes rolle skal i forslaget reduseres til å administrere kontoer og utbetalinger, og fungere som et mellomledd mellom de som sparer og de som låner.

Solidarity with Greece in Frankfurt as Blockupy activists target ECB

The international ΄Blockupy΄ alliance of protesters wanted to disrupt ΄capitalist business as usual΄, targeting the ECB for its role in promoting austerity measures in debt stricken countries such as Greece.

As the ECB opened its new headquarters in Frankfurt, anti-austerity protesters blockaded the inauguration ceremony as scenes turned violent today. Some 10,000 activists were expected, and whilst most protesters took part in a peaceful rally in the city's main square, others were involved in violent confrontations with police, with police squad cars set alight and officers injured. Blockupy, however, claim on their facebook page that the police have acted provocatively, "Blockupy is colourful and determined, in spite of water cannons and tear gas. They want to suppress our protest, but we will continue to voice our resistance. The ECB stands for a politics of impoverishment in Europe. There is nothing to celebrate about that."  According to the German news site, Deutsche Welle, 350 people have been arrested so far. 
The international 'Blockupy' alliance of protesters wanted to disrupt 'capitalist business as usual', targeting the ECB for its role in promoting austerity measures in debt stricken countries such as Greece. With relations between the 2 countries particularly strained at the moment, the protest may be seen as a sign of solidarity.  

Alexis Tsipras on Monday reiterated his commitment to ending austerity, commenting to the Greek daily Ethnos that,"the key is to recognize that the previous policy of extreme austerity has failed, not only in Greece, but in the whole of Europe." 

Blockupy agree with Greece's new government's strategy, and in their statement announcing the protest, asserted that, "A new phase of European politics is opening up...brought about by the Greek government which is challenging the doctrine of 'there is no alternative to austerity...The Greek example is for us a signal of hope: there is still space in Europe for asserting the importance of solidarity, democracy and commons against competitiveness and neoliberal order." 
 

Canadians Sued The Bank Of Canada & Won. Mainstream Media & Government Blacks Out Story

Recently, constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati won yet another round of appeals set forth by the Bank of Canada in a case involving two Canadians who filed an action in federal court to restore The Bank of Canada to its original purpose and operations. This is a very significant story but you probably haven’t heard of it. Why? The mainstream media and government have blacked out the story for reasons that appear to stem from fear of how the public will react to realizing they’ve been systematically enslaved for decades.

Significant Legal Action

The initial federal court filing took place on December 12th, 2011 by  Canadian constitutional lawyer, Rocco Galati, on behalf of Canadians William Krehm, Ann Emmett, and COMER (Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform). The filing is intended to “restore the use of the Bank of Canada to its original purpose, by exercising its public statutory duty and responsibility. That purpose includes making interest free loans to the municipal/provincial/federal governments for “human capital” expenditures (education health, other social services) and / or infrastructure expenditures.”

According to WestCoastNativeNews: (Note: Website may temporarily be down)

The Plaintiffs state that since 1974 there has been a gradual but sure slide into the reality that the Bank of Canada and Canada’s monetary and financial policy are dictated by private foreign banks and financial interests contrary to the Bank of Canada Act.

The plaintiffs state that the defendants (officials) are unwittingly and/or wittingly, in varying degrees, knowledge and intent engaged in a conspiracy, along with the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Financial Stability Forum (FSF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) to render impotent the Bank of Canada Act as well as Canadian sovereignty over financial, monetary, and socio-economic policy, and bypass the sovereign rule of Canada through its parliament by means of the banking and financial systems. http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/10573-confronting-global-finance-in-canadas-courts.html

The truth is, The Bank of Canada used to issue debt free loans to government, which meant that the nation would go into debt to private banking institutions. When that changed, private bankers/corporations essentially gained control and ownership of the country.

Media Black Out

As stated by constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati in the video below, sources have indicated to him that the government will often instruct the mainstream media, when it comes to certain stories, as to whether or not they can cover the story or how they should go about covering it. This means that government can effectively control the media and hide information from the public whenever it likes, unless it trickles through alternative news sources like what you are reading right now.

Why This Is Important

Although not the ultimate solution to the world’s challenges, this is significant because it shows how serious the public is getting about wanting to change the way our current system operates. It also indicates a clear shift in public knowledge about how our system and infrastructures work. The more the people know, the more they seem to be demanding change.

This begs the questions: why is this information being kept quiet? How has it been hidden for such a long time? Why would our governments be making decisions about things that greatly affect the average person without them having any vote, knowledge, or choice in the matter?

In my view, it goes back to the fact that there are leaders in our world, beyond government, who are systematically manipulating various systems and structures in across the globe to control the population. Once viewed as wild conspiracy theories, this understanding is becoming not only self-evident, but publicly accepted knowledge as well. This latest case helps to illustrate how these ‘elite leaders’ are intentionally making moves that are not beneficial for the people whatsoever.

The bottom line is, we are seeing a positive shift in awareness and consciousness as people begin thinking about and seeing our world differently. This is fuelling action that I believe will lead towards a freer and better world.

Latest Update

Check out the video below for the latest update on recent appeals that are now heading to the supreme court for further ruling.


12-Year Old Child Reveals One Of The Best Kept Secrets In The World

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/11/15/12-year-old-child-reveals-one-of-the-best-kept-secrets-in-the-world/

 

It’s a truly incredible time we live in. Think back to all the amazing revolutions we’ve learned about in history. There’s been some amazing changes that have taken place and the implications of people standing up and doing something different has been huge. After all it led us to where we are today. As destructive and close to extinction as we are, we’ve done some amazing things at the same time and the power of human creativity and love has shown itself.

To hear a young girl speak about facts of our world like Victoria does in the video below is amazing. It not only shows that younger generations simply won’t stand for the current world we live in, but that we can look to people other than the so-called “experts” for creative answers to our current challenges.

Victoria speaks about how our world financial system really works and how it was specifically designed to enslave the population.

Deep Secrets Kept From Us

Most people in the world, young or old, have little idea that our world is so incredibly corrupt and coldly calculated to create an enslaved population.[1] Luckily, this is changing with each passing day as a switch seems to be turning on in people that allows them to see and realize that something isn’t quite right here.

This triggers us to search for answers and with the bevy of information in books, films and on the internet about the true workings of our world, people have the ability to go beyond limited institutions, such as the educational system, to find out what’s really going on. This is likely how Victoria found this information as it’s doubtful she learned it in school.

Check out her powerful message in the video below. Regardless of the fact that the solution she presents may not be complete nor the most advanced, it would undoubtedly be a positive step in the right direction.

Please use this as a tool to pass on to others so they can understand what type of system they really live in.

 

 

The BRICS Bank Signals the End of the American Financial Empire and U.S. Dollar Hegemony

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-nasser-h-saidi/the-brics-bank-signals-th_b_5604294.html

Establishing the BRICS Bank is a momentous event

The July 2014 BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit was a momentous event, more important than the World Cup that also took place in Brazil. The BRICS sealed the deal towards the creation of the BRICS development bank and a US$ 100 billion reserve fund, labelled a "Contingency Reserve Arrangement" that promises to help developing nations avoid "short-term liquidity pressures, promote further BRICS cooperation, strengthen the global financial safety net and complement existing international arrangements." The BRICS bank is expected to strengthen economic and financial relations and cooperation between the members of the BRICS group, promote mutual investments in addition to providing development funding in the BRICS group and in developing countries, with a likely focus on the African region. The BRICS bank will provide loans, guarantees, long-term credits and make equity investments. A major focus will be on infrastructure, aiming to address a yawning gap in infrastructure finance for the emerging economies. To illustrate, the ADB estimates that Asia will need some US$ 800bn a year of infrastructure investment between now and 2020 -- but, it lends only US$ 10bn a year for infrastructure. The MENA region countries face a similar infrastructure financing gap of some US$ 60bn per year, not to mention over US$1 trillion for reconstruction following wars and violence. Ironically the BRICS bank mission is similar to the original mission of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development alias the World Bank, but which went awry. As founders, the BRICS agreed at the Summit that the capital for the bank would be split equally among the five nations, giving equal voting power. The bank will have its headquarters in Shanghai, and the first president for the bank will come from India, while the board will mainly come from Brazil.

Shifting 'soft power' to the BRICS and emerging economies

The establishment of the BRICS bank marks the delayed shift of 'soft power' from the 'West', from the US and Europe to Asia and to emerging economies, confirming the shift in economic and financial weight. The centre of global economic and financial geography has been progressively shifting "East" for the past three decades, with the epicentre now lying East of Mumbai. Measured at PPP rates, China will have surpassed the US by 2017 as the world's largest economy, while India has already surpassed Japan to become the world's third largest economy. This tectonic shift in economic fortunes and transformation of the global economy is already evident in changed patterns of production, trade, investment and capital markets: emerging markets already account for 48% of world trade, with Asia's share alone at 31.5%. In line with positive growth prospects and higher returns to investment, some 52% of global FDI flows into emerging markets, with 30% into Asia. Non-OECD economies now account for 65% of energy markets, with demand from China dominant.

But global institutions have yet to reflect the economic and financial power of the BRICS. The shift in soft power will unfurl in three main developments over the coming decade: a change in the governance of the international monetary and financial architecture, the growth of 'Renminbisation' and the emergence of local currency markets in emerging economies.

Changing governance of international monetary and financial architecture

Today, the BRICS account for about 25% of global GDP, 35% of total international reserves (with China at over US$4 trillion), 25% of total land area and around 42% of the world's population. However, despite their economic weight, the BRICS have a major power gap in global economic governance. Their representation, voting power, participation in management and staff in the Bretton Woods institutions (IMF, World Bank, WTO, and IFC) and others like the BIS, displays a major deficit of 'voice' and influence. The tectonic shift in world economic geography has not reflected itself in the governance and management, let alone the staff of IFIs. The BRICS and emerging countries do not set the agenda but they must bow to the diktats! Voting power at the IMF disproportionately favours the US 16.75%, Japan 6.23%, Germany, France and the UK votes add up to 14.39% compared to a total for the 11% for BRICS, of which China: 3.8%. Despite the BRICS endeavouring to increase their influence of global financial decision-making, the US and the Europeans have thwarted attempts at IFI reform. The IMF's voting reforms approved in 2010, ratified by more than three-quarters of the Fund's member governments are still missing ratification by the US. The new BRICS bank and international reserves facility are the first building block of a new international monetary and financial architecture with new institutions and greater 'voice' for the new economic and financial powers of the XXI century, with a focus on issues relevant to emerging economies. The next global agreement will be Shanghai I not Bretton Woods II.

Growing Renminbisation is the alternative to US$ hegemony

The second building block of the new international financial architecture is the creation of a 'Yuan Zone'. Currently, global trade and investment flows and payments are mainly intermediated and settled through the use of the US$ and the Euro. GCC oil sold to China is priced and settled in US$ through US$ regulated clearing banks, which increases transactions costs and involves exchange rate and payment risk. In addition, participants in the US$-based payment system have also been subject to fines and penalties arising from politically motivated US sanctions. China is today the world's biggest trading nation and its bilateral trade can be more efficiently conducted using Renminbi (RMB). China's policy is to increase the internationalisation of the Renminbi: 'Renminbisation'. To date, there have been three main channels of Renminbisation: the introduction of the RMB as the settlement currency for cross-border trade transactions, the provision of RMB swap lines between the People's Bank of China (PBoC) and other central banks and the creation of an RMB offshore market. China now has 24 currency swap arrangements worth some US$ 430bn including a RMB 35bn currency swap agreement with the UAE central bank. These swap facilities can provide liquidity to finance bilateral trade and investment flows and can form the basis of a multilateral RMB clearing system.

By 2015, the RMB will emerge as a global currency alongside the US$ and the Euro. The growing international use of the RMB will progressively create a 'Yuan Zone' where multilateral trade can be financed and settled in RMB. Similarly, given China's dominance of international trade, commodities, goods and services will be increasingly denominated in RMB. In particular, given China's dominance of GCC energy export markets, it is advantageous for both parties to price oil and gas and settle in RMB. Indeed, the GCC countries should shift to a currency basket including the RMB and build up RMB holdings as part of their international reserves, rather than maintain a hard peg to the US$ which implies a loss of monetary independence.

The growing international role of the RMB will be confirmed in 2015 by its entry into the IMF's Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket. But for the RMB to become a truly international means of payment and asset currency and alternative to the US$ and the Euro, China needs to gradually move to capital account convertibility and removal of internal distortions, notably interest rate liberalization, greater exchange rate flexibility and the development of RMB money market instruments and debt capital markets, the "Redback Market".

Building Local Currency Debt Markets

The third building block then, is the development of local currency money and debt markets starting with China and India, given their potential size. Developing local currency debt and Sukuk markets brings multiple benefits: stable access to capital, diversification of monetary policy instruments, and the creation of a yield curve for pricing financial assets, while diminishing exchange rate and refinancing risk from financing through 'hard currency' debt. For China, Renminbisation necessitates the development of an onshore capital market complemented by domestic policy reforms leading to a changed financial structure, with lower dependence on bank financing. However, the speed of adjustment and the sequencing of financial sector reforms are also important. External account liberalisation should be preceded by domestic financial sector reforms and the removal of internal financial distortions. For the RMB to become part of international reserves requires broad, deep and liquid Redback financial markets. The unfolding of the Redback market will dominate international financial markets over the coming decade.

A New Multi-Polar Financial Architecture for a New World Order

A multi-polar world requires a new international monetary and financial architecture. The Great Financial Crisis and accompanying Great Recession are the final nails in the coffin of the post-WWII Bretton Woods world order, signaling the end of the American US Financial Empire. The BRICS development bank and contingency fund are the forerunners of a new multi-currency world that breaks US dollar hegemony and the domination of Fed monetary policy geared to the exigencies of US business cycles and economic crises. The US will lose its exorbitant privilege as the world's reserve currency as the Yuan Zone expands. This will help resolve the US twin fiscal and current account deficits by imposing fiscal discipline on the US. A multi-polar financial world with new international financial centres emerging in Mumbai and Shanghai will be a more stable world, less prone to financial crises or hostage to mal-regulated too-big-to-fail banks and financial institutions in the too-big-to-fail hubs of New York and London. For the BRICS and emerging economies a new dawn can arise with better access to finance both within and across countries, and less prone to disruptive capital flows and irrational exuberance.

 

 
US COLLAPSE Critical Alert! Dollar Crash has Begun!

Russia Has Already Backed its Currency With Gold

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/04/03/russia-has-already-backed-its-currency-with-gold/

Stephen: While this Russian news agency ITAR-TASS article is from the weekend just passed, it clearly states that Russia has already backing their currency with gold. Now for the rest of the world, eh? Thanks to Janis.

From ITAR-TASS news agency – March 30, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/725832

MOSCOW: An action in support of bank Rossiya which has decided to work exclusively with the national currency will take place in Moscow on Sunday.

The Golden Symbol of Russian Rouble installation in front of the bank’s office in Perevedensky pereulok in Moscow will symbolize the rouble’s stability and its backing by the country’s gold reserves, the action’s organizers explained to Itar-Tass.

Bank Rossiya plans to work only with Russia’s national currency The action is designed to voice support for the Rossiya bank, which is creating a precedent and can make those who have initiated penalties against Russia to feel sorry about their decision.

The bank’s transition to using exclusively the rouble may prove the Russian currency’s viability and independence in world economy.

“Russia, at its present stage of development, should not be dependent on foreign currencies; its internal resources will make its own economy invulnerable to political wheeler dealers,” the action’s organizers said.

The Russian joint-stock bank, AB Rossiya, decided on Friday that it would work only with the national currency to protect its customers from dishonest actions by foreign financial institutions.

“In order to protect the bank’s customers from dishonest actions by foreign financial institutions AB Rossiya has decided to operate only in the domestic market and exclusively with the national currency of the Russian Federation – the rouble,” AB Rossiya said in a statement released on Friday.

“The bank has already notified some U.S. banks that it is closing its correspondence accounts. Similar notifications have been sent to other foreign financial institutions,” the bank said in its statement.

Despite changes in its work, AB Rossiya will continue meeting its commitments to clients and partners.

“The bank will fulfill its commitments on time and in full volume. The bank does not need financial support for its current operations, including from the state regulator,” AB Rossiya said. The Visa and MasterCard international payment systems stopped servicing the plastic cards of four Russian banks, including AB Rossiya, on March 21 because of their links to sanctioned Russian businessmen included in the United States black list.

The bank Rossiya’s decision to give up foreign currency and start working exclusively with the Russian rouble is a step forward towards converting the Russian economy and banking sector to national currency, Andrei Kostin, the VTB bank president, said in an interview with the Russia 24 TV news channel commenting the decision of bank Rossiya to operate only in the domestic market and exclusively with the Russian rouble.

“We have been moving towards wider use of the Russian rouble as the currency of settlement for a long time. The rouble became fully convertible quite a long time ago. Unfortunately, we have seen predominantly negative consequences of this step so far revealed in the outpour of capital from this country. The influx of foreign investments into Russia has been speculative and considerably destabilizing to our stock markets,” Kostin went on to say.

The VTB chief said that Russia should sell domestic products – from weapons to gas and oil – abroad for roubles and buy foreign goods also for roubles.

“Only then are we going to use the advantages of the rouble being a foreign currency in full measure,” Kostin said, adding that AB Rossiya would form a vital part of the Russian banking system and would closely cooperate with other Russian banks, which would also expand the rouble’s use in settlements.

“A new imperative motive has appeared for that now,” the VTB chief stressed.

“I believe that other credit institutions, enterprises and citizens will be interested in working with bank Rossiya,” Kostin said in conclusion.

 

The 10 corporations that control almost everything you buy

This chart, called ‘the illusion of choice’ shows how big corporations create a chain that begins at one of 10 super companies. Next time you buy something at the super market keep in mind that ‘price competition’ between brands may be mostly a fiction – in reality just a few conglomerates control most of what is supplied.

As an example 200 billion-corporation Nestle — famous for chocolate, but which is the biggest food company in the world — owns nearly 8,000 different brands worldwide, and takes stake in or is partnered with a swath of others. Included in this network is shampoo company L’Oreal, baby food giant Gerber, clothing brand Diesel, and pet food makers Purina and Friskies.

 


Read more at http://realitypod.com/2013/12/the-10-corporations-that-control-almost-everything-you-buy/#LBCsaHd3pJL9mYxA.99

Nya Ekonomiska Systemet

http://nyaekonomiskasystemet.se/

 

Kapitalismen avslöjad!

Den gigantiska bankbluffen – ett enastående politiskt och ekonomiskt bedrägeri

I min trilogi får du veta hur mänskligheten har lurats under århundraden av bankvärlden in i en fälla som denna mänsklighet inte kan ta sig ur utan hjälp. Alla, från enskilda individer till hela nationer, är i klorna på banksystemet och en kapitalistisk ekonomi som är helt onödig, ja, rent destruktiv.

Jag visar på vägen ut ur detta underminerande ekonomiska system, och hur man bygger upp ekonomier där alla har tillgång till pengar i en sann demokratisk anda, alla till gagn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9GjGimn6Z84

Milliardbøter til banker for rentemanipulasjon

http://e24.no/boers-og-finans/milliardboeter-til-banker-for-rentemanipulasjon/22656472

Seks storbanker er ilagt bøter på 14 milliarder kroner for rentetriksing i London, Tokyo og Europa.

EU-kommisjonen bøtelegger bankene for å ha manipulert rentene som styrer lån mellom bankene i flere finansmarkeder.

Bankene som bøtelegges er Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan, Société Générale og RP Martin.

Det samlede beløpet er på hele 1,7 milliarder euro, eller drøyt 14 milliarder kroner etter dagens kurs.

Dersom beløpet blir stående, er det den største kartellboten som noensinne er ilagt av kommisjonen, som er EUs konkurransemyndighet.

Dette kom frem av en pressemelding som EU-kommisjonen sendte ut tidligere i dag.

- Kartellvirksomhet

Nøkkelrentene som er omfattet av saken er interbankrenten i London (Libor), og de tilsvarende rentene i Tokyo og euroområdet.

Disse brukes i prissettingen av verdipapirer for tusenvis av milliarder kroner, alt fra boliglån til derivater i finansmarkedene.

I motsetning til tidligere etterforskninger av bankene kalles samarbeidet dem imellom rett ut for «kartellvirksomhet», heller enn «markedsmisbruk».

- Det som er sjokkerende med Libor og Euribor-skandalene er ikke bare manipulasjonen av nøkkelrentene, som finansmyndigheter verden over nå tar tak i, men også samarbeidet mellom bankene som egentlig skal konkurrere med hverandre, sier Kommissær for konkurransepolitikk Joaquín Almunia i EU-kommisjonen i pressemeldingen. 

- Dagens avgjørelse sender en klar beskjed om at kommisjonen er fast bestemt på å bekjempe og sanksjonere disse kartellene i finanssektoren, sier han.

7 milliarders-bot til DB

I denne omgang ser kommisjonen på to separate karteller - det ene gjelder verdipapirer for euro, det andre verdipapirer for yen.

Deutsche Bank, som ifølge EU-kommisjonen har deltatt i begge disse kartellene, får den desidert største boten. Den er på hele 725 millioner euro, eller i overkant av 6 milliarder kroner.

Flere av de andre bankene har fått ulike strafferabatter for å innrømme skyld og bistå med informasjon.

100 prosent strafferabatt

Av de åtte bankene som er etterforsket i denne omgang, har to av dem unngått bot selv om de har deltatt i et av kartellene.

Barclays, som var den første banken som varslet fra om kartellvirksomheten, får 100 prosent strafferabatt. Dermed unnslipper de en bot på hele 690 millioner euro, eller om lag 5,7 milliarder kroner.

UPS unngikk også bot etter å ha varslet om Yen-kartellet.

JPMorgan har nektet å godta boten de er idømt, på 79 millioner euro.

- Mye arbeid igjen

Almunia varsler samtidig i en pressekonferanse i dag at banketterforskningen er langt fra over.

- Vi har mye arbeid igjen å gjøre, sa Almunia på pressekonferansen, ifølge BBC, som senere tilføyde at «dette ikke er slutten på historien».

På spørsmål om han hadde endret synet på storbankene de siste årene svarte han:

- Jeg er ikke den eneste som siden begynnelsen av finanskrisen, har endret mitt syn på hvordan finansielle institusjoner oppfører seg i markedet. Det gjelder ikke alle, men det gjelder noen, svarte kommisæren.

Bøtelegges av andre land

Myndigheter i flere land har allerede bøtelagt flere av storbankene.

Totalt har myndigheter i ulike land utstedt bøter på over 22 milliarder kroner til bankene UBS, RBS, Barclays, Rabobank og meglerhuset ICAP.

Sju enkeltpersoner risikerer også straffereaksjoner.

World Bank Whistleblower: All Currency Is On The Brink Of Collapse

by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
www.in5d.com
www.BodyMindSoulSpirit.com
www.HolisticCancerResearch.com

World Bank Whistleblower and lawyer, Karen Hudes, affirmed that ALL paper currency is on the brink of complete collapse, as world leaders are scrambling to make the transition into a new currency as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Hudes made these statements during an interview with Project Camelot's Kerry Cassidy.

After working for 20 years in the legal department for the World Bank, Hudes decided to blow the whistle after discovering numerous cover-ups along with a nefarious plot culminating in World War III.

One of her discoveries involves the manipulation of the stock market. "The entire stock market is totally gamed because what they have done is they have taken the same directors (of the groups that have dominated the stock market) and they have put them on the board.  So that's how you had this collusion on the LIBOR interest rate."

Since blowing the whistle on the World Bank. Hudes affirmed that those in control of the World Bank, board members of the stock exchange and the Federal Reserve have been in panic mode in recent days.

"This system only thrives in secret and the cat is out of the bag.  At the moment, they are scurrying around like cockroaches."

Hudes information comes right after an astonishing revelation by Fortune 500 businessman, Bix Weir, who stated all debts will be forgiven as world leaders are scrambling to put together an asset based currency.

see All Debt To Be Erased Within The Next Few Months

Those who control the money are trying to start World War III, according to Hudes, because the banksters always win during times of war.  She added their main plot is to keep us in subservience...mer: http://www.in5d.com/world-bank-whistleblower.html

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