China Imploding

On Monday, Gordon Chang, the author of The Coming Collapse of Chinaand regular contributor at, was interviewed on Yahoo’s Daily Ticker, where he observed, “If you look at all of [China’s] indicators, they all point down.”

Among those indicators were electricity consumption (flat), car sales (flat), property prices (collapsing), and industrial orders (down). And there is more to come, much more. The Chinese communist government is slowing the rate of growth of the money supply in order to “fight inflation,” the natural result of nearly 30 years of expanding that money supply in order to catapult the Chinese agrarian economy into the 21st century. And such slowing is having the same expected effect: As the economy slows down, bankruptcies increase, tax revenues decrease, and the economy slows down further.

Chang added, “We’ll see more obvious signs of deterioration in the Chinese economy over the next six months.” He noted that one of those signs is the increasing civil unrest including riots, bombings, and insurrections taking place across the country.

NYT: MF Global customer’s money went to JP Morgan

“Federal authorities investigating the collapse of MF Global have uncovered e-mails that detail the transfers of money in the firm’s last days, including transfers that contained customer money, according to people close to the investigation.

“One e-mail chain refers to the transfer of roughly $200 million that MF Global owed JPMorgan Chase on Oct. 28 — the firm’s last business day before it filed for bankruptcy. In that chain, a senior official in the firm’s Chicago office was told to make the transfer, said the people close to the investigation who requested anonymity because the inquiry was still open.

“That official, Edith O’Brien, a treasurer at MF Global, is considered a “person of interest” in the investigation, said two of the people, who added that authorities expected to interview her in the coming days. It was not clear who had directed Ms. O’Brien, whose job was to oversee the customer money, to make the Oct. 28 transfer. The roughly $200 million that JPMorgan Chase received is said to be entirely customer money.”

Fraudclosure: Wells Fargo Refuses Payment, Evicting Family of 7

Update from the Trenches of the BienAime Fraudclosure/Eviction Defense in Broward County, Florida, a collaborative effort involving,, Occupy Fort Lauderdale, Occupy Miami, and Occupy Our Homes.

This is an unfolding story of a family of six (mom, dad, 4 children, Grandma) we’ve posted about here and here and here.

Payments REFUSED then Wells Fargo proceeded with fraudclosure/eviction.

This morning’s update from a reader of and member of Occupy Fort Lauderdale who’s been out to the “Homefront”.

As the foreclosure was effective at midnight members of Occupy Fort Lauderdale came and went from the Bienaime’s household throughout the night to keep watch. The Bienaime’s were good enough to provide spare mattresses and coffee.

NBC 6 showed up as early as 5 am to begin interviewing people there and reporting on the situation as more Occupiers and supporters arrived, including a number of people from Occupy Miami who have also been bridging into foreclosure activism.

There was a live news broadcast for NBC 6 at just shy of 7 am from the home and the press interviewed a number of people. When the BSO office finally opened they reported that they had never received an eviction order. LW also spoke with a Wells Fargo representative who said that someone was working on their status but no word back, the news station also did not have any luck contacting Wells Fargo. Around 10 am 3 police cars appeared but they were City of Coconut Creek and just wanted everyone to move their cars.

I had to leave to go to work around 10:30 but there were around 30 people there and some were considering branching off to go protest the local Wells Fargo branch for refusing the Bienaime’s payments.

So far it seems unlikely that an eviction will take place today as BSO denies they received an order and Wells Fargo appears to be in “damage control mode.”

As a contributor to local Occupy movements I can say that there are dozens of activists in this movement that were more than happy to engage in foreclosure activism and are eager to network, learn more about wrongful foreclosures, and organize foreclosure resistance in South Florida.

More updates later.

Also look at

to see Obama’s stark betrayal of the victims of wall streets’ machinations.

London Trader: Tremendous Silver Shortages

“King World News’ London trader source today explains how the gold and silver price suppression schemes are working with increasing desperation as metal gets tighter and tighter. Echoing silver market analyst Ted Butler’s commentary this week (, he says the scheme now involves shorting metal from the SLV exchange-traded fund. And as your secretary/treasurer replied the other day to the Bank of England’s pose of propriety in gold dealings (, the London trader says bullion banks working with central banks know just how much gold the central banks will make available for market manipulation and this constitutes insider trading. In any case Chinese buyers, the London trader says, are happy to take all the metal being offered in such desperation to support the crumbling Western financial system.”

In other words, if you have money in SLV, they’re using it to suppress the price of silver!  How’s that for fraud?

The emperor’s clothes are falling away people, and boy is he ugly!

“Government” says it can kill, detain americans at will

“Government Says It Can Assassinate or Indefinitely Detain Americans on American Soil Without Any Due Process of Law

“I’ve previously noted that Obama says that he can assassinate American citizens living on U.S. soil.

“This admittedly sounds over-the-top. But one of the nation’s top constitutional and military law experts – Jonathan Turley – agrees.


* Is the second most cited law professor in the country

* Has worked as both the CBS and NBC legal analyst during national controversies

* Ranks 38th in the top 100 most cited ‘public intellectuals’ in a recent study by a well-known judge

* Is one of the top 10 lawyers handling military cases

* Has served as a consultant on homeland security and constitutional issues

* Is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional and statutory issues

Turley said yesterday on C-Span (starting at 15:50):

President Obama has just stated a policy that he can have any American citizen killed without any charge, without any review, except his own. If he’s satisfied that you are a terrorist, he says that he can kill you anywhere in the world including in the United States.

Two of his aides just … reaffirmed they believe that American citizens can be killed on the order of the President anywhere including the United States.

You’ve now got a president who says that he can kill you on his own discretion. He can jail you indefinitely on his own discretion


I don’t think the the Framers ever anticipated that [the American people would be so apathetic]. They assumed that people would hold their liberties close, and that they wouldn’t relax …

US military: unconstitutional orders are unlawful

“US military take an Oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

The US Constitution refutes the so-called “National Defense Authorization Act” provisions for US military to seize people in America (here, here, here).  The 5th and 6th Amendments of the US Constitution promise that if the government is to seize you, they damn sure have to demonstrate you’ve committed a crime (my comments). Note that these promises apply to all persons, not just citizens:

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury (that means a jury of one’s peers, not the dictatorship of “the leader” – “fuehrer” in German)… nor shall any person… be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;…

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury…, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

The Oath to the US Constitution is first and primary for the US military to defend America and our freedoms. By definition, America’s freedoms are in our Constitution. The respect Americans and the world have for US military is in proportion to upholding the freedoms in the US Constitution.

US military are trained to refuse unlawful orders. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) Article 92 makes US military duty clear to obey lawful orders. The primary source for lawful orders is the US Constitution. A nation’s constitution are its central and defining laws.

Any order that interferes with constitutional law is by definition an unlawful order that must be refused. Using the US military to seize Americans is such an obvious breach of the US Constitution that it evokes the legal term, ab initio: void and without legal effect from the beginning. Such orders are such an attack upon the US Constitution that the closest crime I can imagine for those voting for it is treason: war upon the US Constitution and its people.

Another unlawful order would be against the 1st Amendment to interfere with Internet freedom of speech and/or Occupy movements: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

US military who defend the US Constitution from those attacking it will also be attacked.

Those attacks will come in various forms of threats. Requiring that orders be written, signed, and explained how they support the US Constitution might be a good first line of defense to make the choice of sides clear to your brothers and sisters in uniform.

It will take courage to defend the Constitution against predictable uses of intimidation and force. With enough US soldiers’ defense of the US Constitution, enemies to it will be seen for what they are, be isolated, and face justice.

I assert that depression and suicide of your brothers and sisters in uniform are a direct function of your being ordered into unlawful wars (resources below to explain and document). Standing for the Constitution is how you fight back.

US military: honor your Oath. Support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Be heroes for the brighter future we all feel, see, and choose to build.

The solution is to arrest and prosecute the obvious criminals in areas of war policy and corporate media that lie in provable commission and omission to continue US CRIMINAL wars.

The pentagon has to decide whether they are a lawful part of a lawful government or a mercenary army of a transnational conspiracy which has already gutted the industrial infrastructure of this country.  Your families and neighborhoods are already going to pay a heavy price for the acts of your pretend leaders.  Open your eyes and see how you’ve been deceived like the rest of us.  Words have been used as weapons against you.  Psychological operations have exploited your bonds with your comrades to create a false sense of belonging to the beast which is destroying everything you hold dear.  Compartmentalization has isolated you from the terrible truth of what has been going on behind your back, which is now freely available on the internet.  Decide what’s worth fighting for and carry on the legacy of the founders.  Your country needs you.

The enemy is among us, but by their fruits you will know them.