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A Tactical New Year’s Resolution

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A Tactical New Year’s Resolution

Imagine the doors of the big banks rusting off their hinges and winter leaves swirling about empty cashier booths, carried on a cool breeze … picture the downtown roadways of New York, London, Tokyo, Riyadh, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg and Berlin with tourist placards commemorating where the mega-financial corporations once stood, and where the flowers now grow, clean of the towering usurers.

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Start 2012 off with a radical promise to yourself and to future generations: move your money from the big banks and put it into your local credit union. If you’re sick of corrupt financial CEO’s getting away with thievery, why not take your cash out of their neo-classical doomsday machine for good?

All global movements begin with a magical individual moment when theory and action coalesce into a conscientious singularity. In the start it’s only a trickle. But soon word spreads … first one, then two, then a dozen, and then all of a sudden, a million people by April Fools’ Day have shifted their dollars from the global casino and back into their communities.

Do this … and don’t be surprised if soon afterwards you find an extra bounce in your step, a smiling solidarity in each new hello you give, a more wild and free twinkle in your eyes.

Here’s to the gravitas Year of the Dragon!

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Anonymous

At a credit union, you are a member with voting rights.

Try doing some research first before rudeness.

Moody & Fite, The Credit Union Movement - 1850 - 1970
F.W. Raiffeisen - The Credi Unions
Giles - Credit for the Millions
Boyle - The Poor Man's Prayer

Then get back to us on it!

Anonymous

If anything about his website is pretentious it is your response.

"It's like kids in school who think they'll get extra credit for using big words, then write "prestidigitation" when they mean "prognostication.'"

Yes, no doubt we all have had that very same experience where we look down on simple children for mixing up words I doubt 1 in a 100 average adults would know the definition of. And then of course we would see the comparison in a heartbeat to the equally droll 'claptrap' article above.

The fundamental difference between credit unions and banks is that you benefit when your credit union benefits. They take their profits and they give the dividends back to their clients. "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss..." If you knew what you were talking about, instead of spouting a bunch of 'claptrap' you'd know that the new boss is actually all the average citizens who got fed up with big banks and put their money into a credit union.

Anonymous

I won't defend this website however this is a very sensible suggestion in this article. A Credit Union cannot become a large corporation as it is not the same thing. Not everything is the same and injustice inevitable as Fox News would have you believe. Complacency, Apathy, cynicism - sit back and take potshots on the internet. All of that is useless. Moving your real money to a real local credit union with an elected board of directors who are elected by members - that is substantial.

I do agree it is pretty ridiculous to label these things "tactical briefings" though.

Anonymous

If credit unions are local, and run by their members, then they cannot become huge, wealthy corporations.

Also, while their AdBusting is great, I agree that (some) of the text can be pretentious. So to get their ideas accross, and not just talk to themselves, they might consider writing in Plain Language? .

Anonymous

The banks are not the biggest problem, it is the "management" of the banks, those who have "taken over the banks" through acts of "BANK ROBBERY" and murder and treason and genocide, now those are the "REAL PROBLEM" that I am actually addressing and fighting while the rest of the world thinks "erroneously I believe" that just because a bank is "BIG" it must also be "EVIL"!

The second bank of the United States of America is a "wonderful case in point"!

Now on the surface a "champion of the common man" did the United States public a favor by "disestablishing" an "EVIL GREEDY BANK" that was just taxing people to death! WRONG!

Case in point after diligent study and perfect insight come to find out that person who did the "disestablishing" was part of the "secret establishment of the world" the AASROF, and as a result what actually did happen was not that a "ROBIN HOOD" took money out of the "EVIL BIG FAT CAT BANK" and gave it to the poor of the world, the "small banks" in the Southern US, but instead what really did happen in the history of the world and the United States was that the "tax payer got robbed", and the President clearly overstepped his authority as president and make himself a king!

All this and more will be revealed in the new book coming out at DORRANCE PUBLISHING CORPORATION, again a "corporation of by and for the people" who are willing to "address the issue of evil conspiracy" that does and that will exist in the "hearts of conspiring men" in these last days of wickedness and vengeance!

One president thought that by "disestablishing a central bank" he could in fact make the system more equitable for the "wicked kings that rule the planet" and he sure did that!

The country got screwed as a result and the final analysis resulted in a "recession" because there was no liquidity left in the banking system and many banks failed as a result no doubt!

Sometimes big is "GOOD" because it allows a bank to "prop up" the smaller banks and prevents a failure of the national banking system, therefore to state that "money is evil" and big money is more evil, may be correct in principle, but we must consider how we apply the principle before we come to "incorrect conclusions", not all big banks are evil and I personally have "entrusted my money to Goldman Sachs" in the form of a bond precisely because they are aligned with the US government and sell their bonds which makes it unlikely that the US government will allow it to fail, therefore I like to put my money where it is "reasonably safe", now if you keep on condemning this bank Goldman Sachs as evil, I may eventually take my money out, not because it is evil, but because by continuing to condemn it as evil when it is in reality not evil, you are giving it an undeserved evil reputation while I have heard from you no condemnation of "JOHN PIERPOINT MORGAN BANK" which is "much more evil" because he stated in his own historical statements that:

All the money in Christendom cannot control money, it takes the combination of both "PURSE AND SWORD" to control money, folks, and if you do not answer me soon, and tell me if you are in favor of an "abolition" not of the "EVIL BIG BANKS" but of the "EVIL PIRATE KINGS" who do control and abuse these banks by stealing our money from them, the AASROF, then I must conclude that you would rather "cure the symptoms" than actually fight the disease!

Anonymous

"The banks are not the biggest problem"?

Yet Occupy Wall Street must be hitting the right target, for why else would the bankers spend $850,000 (to conduct “opposition research”? (Not sure how many may have seem this news item but little hope the in depth detail info might be of use.)

"Lobbying Firm's Memo Spells Out Plan to Undermine Occupy Wall Street

Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:53 AM EST
by Jonathan Larsen and Ken Olshansky
(crossposted from MSNBC's "Open Channel" blog)

A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might express sympathy for the protests, according to a memo obtained by the MSNBC program “Up w/ Chris Hayes.”
The proposal was written on the letterhead of the lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford and addressed to one of CLGC’s clients, the American Bankers Association.
CLGC’s memo proposes that the ABA pay CLGC $850,000 to conduct “opposition research” on Occupy Wall Street in order to construct “negative narratives” about the protests and allied politicians. The memo also asserts that Democratic victories in 2012 would be detrimental for Wall Street and targets specific races in which it says Wall Street would benefit by electing Republicans instead.
According to the memo, if Democrats embrace OWS, “This would mean more than just short-term political discomfort for Wall Street. … It has the potential to have very long-lasting political, policy and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bullseye.”
The memo also suggests that Democratic victories in 2012 should not be the ABA’s biggest concern. “… (T)he bigger concern,” the memo says, “should be that Republicans will no longer defend Wall Street companies.”
Two of the memo’s authors, partners Sam Geduldig and Jay Cranford, previously worked for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Geduldig joined CLGC before Boehner became speaker;  Cranford joined CLGC this year after serving as the speaker’s assistant for policy. A third partner, Steve Clark, is reportedly “tight” with Boehner, according to a story by Roll Call that CLGC features on its website. 
Jeff Sigmund, an ABA spokesperson, confirmed that the association got the memo. “Our Government Relations staff did receive the proposal – it was unsolicited and we chose not to act on it in any way,” he said in a statement to "Up."
CLGC did not return calls seeking comment.
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel declined to comment on the memo. But he responded to its characterization of Republicans as defenders of Wall Street by saying, “My understanding is that President Obama is the single largest recipient of donations from Wall Street.”
On “Up” Saturday, Anita Dunn, Obama campaign adviser, responded by saying that the majority of the president’s re-election campaign is fueled by small donors. She rejected the suggestion that the president himself is too close to Wall Street, saying “If that’s the case, why were tough financial reforms passed over party line Republican opposition?”
The CLGC memo raises another issue that it says should be of concern to the financial industry -- that OWS might find common cause with the Tea Party. “Well-known Wall Street companies stand at the nexus of where OWS protestors and the Tea Party overlap on angered populism,” the memo says. “…This combination has the potential to be explosive later in the year when media reports cover the next round of bonuses and contrast it with stories of millions of Americans making do with less this holiday season.”
The memo outlines a 60-day plan to conduct surveys and research on OWS and its supporters so that Wall Street companies will be prepared to conduct a media campaign in response to OWS. Wall Street companies “likely will not be the best spokespeople for their own cause,” according to the memo.  “A big challenge is to demonstrate that these companies still have political strength and that making them a political target will carry a severe political cost.”  
Part of the plan CLGC proposes is to do “statewide surveys in at least eight states that are shaping up to be the most important of the 2012 cycle.”
Specific races listed in the memo are U.S. Senate races in Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Mexico and Nevada as well as the gubernatorial race in North Carolina.
The memo indicates that CLGC would research who has contributed financial backing to OWS, noting that, “Media reports have speculated about associations with George Soros and others.”
"It will be vital,” the memo says, “to understand who is funding it and what their backgrounds and motives are. If we can show that they have the same cynical motivation as a political opponent it will undermine their credibility in a profound way.” "

Anonymous

CORRECTION to item on Occupy Wall Street must be hitting the right target.

Should have read "for why else would the bankers spend $850,000, to conduct “opposition research”? Not sure how many have seem this news item but I hope a little in depth detail info might be of use."

Anonymous

The reason I consider these reactor safer is because:

a) they were developped in Germany where there are a lot of safety conscious people, who are interested in improving nuclear safety,
b) It stands to reason that a "Gas" that is noble and cannot disintegrate into "hydrogen and oxygen" like water can but is "HE" single atomic helium because it does not even react with itself like H2 does, and therefore there can be "no explosive reaction" of any kind by "disassociation" into HYDROGEN and OXYGEN which forms "KNALL GAS" as it is called in GERMAN which means:

LOUD EXPLOSION gas quite literally, now clearly we do not need any further evidence to prove that the NUCLEAR INDUSTRY does not care about how many people are "poisoned" as a result of their "evil machinations", we have all the evidence we need!

We do not need further evidence as to the fact that "EVIL MASONS" have indeed "initiated" nuclear exploration and nuclear deployment in the form of "TWO US PRESIDENTS" who both were members of the "KING MAN CAST SYSTEM" and in the clear statement of MR MACKEY who writes:

Every Freemason is a king and Freemasonry is a royal art, he uses no doubt "flowery language" to describe how wonderful his "KINGS REALLY ARE" but he makes no bones about the fact that they are "IN FACT KINGS" and KINGS RULE!

Always keep that in mind, and they rule by "combining the power of both purse and sword" therefore to allow such a "wicked kingman conspiracy" in your country is "FINANCIAL SUICIDE", plain and simple!

Anonymous

I desire a reply from the readers of this board, I would like to enter into a discussion as to how we can best get this "evil conspiracy" out of our government and what we can do to "launch the publication of the book" that will explain all the "HORRIBLE THINGS" these "EVIL KINGS" have done in their history a "history they have suppressed" by writing only about the "NICE THINGS" that their "EVIL KINGS" have done!

Read Masons who helped shape the nation and you will get my drift, when Masons write about themselves, they "whitewash" or fail to report their "horrible crime spree" that they engaged in for the purpose of obtaining "power and control" in the world, but they instead state like it says in some of their literature:

WE HAVE OBTAINED MONEY AND POWER THROUGH "squre deals", like for instance that "square deal" that "impoverished Mexico" and resulted in "DRUG LORDS" taking over that nation under the catholic religion, because and this is "KEY HERE", when you "sell off half of your country" for a pittance because the "ENEMY STANDS" in your capital city because of a "secret agreement" between "JAMES KNOX POLK" and the dictator of Mexico MR BENITO JUAREZ, who both were "KINGS" because they belonged to the "WICKED ELITE" of our world and now if you do not believe me about this, read for yourself the "communication" that went on between these two "wicked oppressors" one of which is honored no doubt in a plaque together with Abraham Lincoln as a man who was "interested in the public welfare"!

Clearly he was "paid well" in the form of "25 million dollars" but what did his people get, nothing, they got screwed while he got all the money!

Now Mexico is trying to retake the states they sold off, by "sending laborers into our vineyards, farms and agricultural sectors", nice try, but I bet it will not work!

Needless to say read the "LETTER OF BENITO JUAREZ" to James Knox Polk as clearly described in the BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES KNOX POLK, a former president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND understand that these are "kings that can do no wrong" meaning their actions affect our politics to this very day for this reason Mexico has so many poor people, because the KINGS made a "rotten deal" that far back!

Even in that day and age, $25 million dollars was "pittance" for real estate that is now "valued into the trillions of bucks"!

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