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Pre-emptive strike

Move your money.
Pre-emptive strike: Move your money.

When the G8 meet in Chicago in May, it will be a major moment of truth for the global economy.

Already there are all sorts of ideas percolating – Robin Hood tax, banning high frequency flash trading, a true cost economy, bio-economics – that will lead to reform of the global financial system.

But in the meantime there is something we can all do to set the stage for #Occupy Chicago, and that is the personal action to move our money away from the big banks.

It’s easier than you think. You find the credit union in your town or city that you like. You make an appointment. You tell them, “I would like to leave my bank and join your credit union.” They say, “you got it, we'll take care of it.” It will be the most pro-active hour of your week.

On February 1st if you haven’t already taken the opportunity, join these Canadian rabble-rousers to move your money.

Move Your Money Day Canada: February 1 / Move Your Money Project

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greg_2

It is totally unfortunate, tragic even, that people do not know how much power they actually have.

Instead of sitting back and saying, "It won't do anything." Or, "All banks are the same." Or, "We are just a small part." (Which are just excuses for doing nothing.) We, the People, Have to start doing things!

"...retail banking is only a small part of Big Banks' revenue."

"...credit unions still filter cash through big bank lenders."

Excuses, excuses.

Hear of this?

"It was a slow-moving Occupy Wall Street protest, but it was an effective one. A dozen senior citizens calling themselves 'the wild old women' succeeded in closing a Bank of America branch in Bernal Heights Thursday."

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/05/wild-old-women-close-san-francisco-bank-of-america-branch/

SOPA and PIPA should have been a major wake up call to y'all. We the People really do have the power. It is those in office and at the head of corporations who are pulling the wool over your eyes. Corporate shills are here saying, repeatedly, no, no, no, we can't do anything. The Banks are too big, etc.

If a bank branch has a run on it's money it must close down. Banks DO NOT keep depositor's cash in their vaults; they take your cash and loan it out to borrowers at an interest. Banks actually HAVE NO CASH. What they have are ledgers listing ASSETS and LIABILITIES. And "assets" is money people own them via loans, and is what banks say they have for CASH. But it is not so. They HAVE NO CASH but the bear minimum needed for Friday paychecks.

If hundreds of people go to a bank branch to withdraw their deposits, the bank will NOT BE ABLE TO COVER IT ALL AND THEREFORE WILL HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS.

Sheesh. This is Capitalism folks!

Anonymous

So what do you hope to accomplish by a "run on the banks" another BLACK FRIDAY in history, clearly this is not going to end capitalism, but will just result in the FDRing of President Barak Hussein Obama, the reason why Calvin Coolidge did not state that there was going to be a depression was precisely because it would have "created a run on the banks" and a financial panic right then and there!

Instead his wife told everyone:

THE REASON MY HUSBAND IS NOT RUNNING FOR A SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT IS BECAUSE HE THINKS THERE IS GOING TO BE A DEPRESSION!

The reason that filtering it through his wife worked is, because they did not take her too seriously, perhaps that is not really what he meant, and maybe his wife is a little bit "over apprehensive" or has misinterpreted his utterances!

Clearly Calvin Coolidge knew McKinley the President under which he became Vice President could not "tell a crook" which was why we had a "tea pot dome scandal" I feel like I have to teach you US history even though I was born in "NAZI GERMANY " after both my uncle and my father and my grand father had been "denazified" and those things which they had all been taught, that "JEWS WERE EVIL" and were part of a "wicked conspiracy of a council of learned Elders in Zion" that were seeking for "world control" were all a bunch of lies being perpetrated by the likes of the russian Tsar Nicholaus the first while the second St. Nick, or MR Tsar Nicholaus the second stated:

Well disregard the rantings and ravings of the first Tsar Nicholaus, for he was a "LIAR" and this book the "PROTOCOL OF THE LEARNED ELDERS IN ZION" was a "lie which sullies the pure waters of Anti Semitism"!

Needless to say the "kings and rulers discredit themselves" by "Putting out these lies" and forcing everyone to "believe these lies" at the point of a gun!

I for one no longer "believe the lies" of these kings, but YOU STILL DO, and you have been taught that "MOSLEMS ARE EVIL" and are "worshipping God based on a satanic verse" which is called the KORAN!

YOU all still "believe this trash" for it has been hammered into your head, just like the "propaganda" in my country had been that "JEWS ARE EVIL AND ARE ENEMIES OF THE STATE" which is why they have to be "put to work in concentration camps" for "ARBEIT MACHT FREI" clearly a person who works all day long at mininum wage, is "free to continue his miserable existence" but it is hard to get ahead that way!

Wage slavery is the "common lot of the common man today" just like Egyptian enslavement was the common lot of ancient Israelites in the days of Moses and Pharoah, Mary Baker Eddy speaks of our "modern day Pharoahs" with "intimate knowledge for she was married to one" and got a small pension as a result which allowed her to publish a book, that to this day states:

EVIL DOES NOT EXIST, it is not real and has no power except to "destroy itself" and good is not "defenseless" and evil is "not all powerful" needless to say she was the only woman that could say with authority to a man who was trying to "put a bullet into her body",

You cannot do such a wicked deed, and "she survived the result"!

But I suppose that was merely because she was the widow of a "master of deception"!

Anonymous

"If hundreds of people go to a bank branch to withdraw their deposits, the bank will NOT BE ABLE TO COVER IT ALL AND THEREFORE WILL HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS."

/facepalm

Massive, massive /facepalm.

It is rhetoric and, sincerely, ignorance like this that makes it so difficult for people like me to advocate for truly substantive change. Just unbelievable.

Anonymous

Problem is Credit Unions run a credit check on you and will probably deny every one of us moving to them. They work hand in hand with banks to move loans around and screw us over. This is not the answer at all

Anonymous

No, credit Unions will accept your money readily provided you can give them your "SS Number" and your place of residence, and a verifiable income, that is not the problem, the problem the way I see it, is not that the credit Unions will become too big, the problem I see is that there will be no more lender of last resort, and as a result the "whole system either comes crashing down" again like it did after the 7th president took care of the bank that Alexander Hamilton built, because of a "distrust in big banks" that were of course more honest and decent than the wicked kings who either "started the bank" like Alexander Hamilton did, or destroyed them because they were too successful in attracting capital, as I recently read about the successful launching of "First Bank of the United States" within a few days, all the shares of the bank were "sold", and scrip, or options or warrants to purchase future shares were sold at prices as high as $435 clearly someone was getting rich off that kind of money, but all I can say is, that "riches itself are not evil", it is the "way these riches are earned" and the use that money it put to, that determine either the "righteousness or wickedness of that mammon of unrighteousness" as the scriptures declare it to be! When John Quincy Adams was asked after a "congressional investigation" to pass judgment on the second bank of the US, this is how he responded:

THE BANK he stated was "run as well as any institution run by human beings could be run"!
This tells you one thing, all banks are "institutions" and perhaps we are not ready to be associated with an "institution" or institutionalized criminals run this "institution" of higher finance, where they are taught how to "abscond with the tax payer money" and then "get deeper in debt" to the kings who are "only too ready to lend up a helping hand" after they first absconded with our tax payer money because it "gets them the interest" while we have to "pay off the principal" which likely will never happen, we are all like my present girlfriend who makes a minimal payment to the credit card companies while getting no additional credit because the balances are "way overdrawn"!

Unfortunately using this money to "secretly sponsor wars" while openly building a "peaceship" and claiming to promote peace, is an "exercise in hypocrisy", and the kings are clearly "guilty as charged" in that regard, but who is not hypocritical in that regard, I consider some of the "OWS" movement hypocritical for it does not really address the "underlying problem" of wicked kings who run the system, it only addresses the idea that there should be laws, that "evil kings should write" for the purpose of "punishing them when they do evil", clearly they already have all the laws on the books, but the "wicked system of oppression" is still in power, and the reason for that is simply that we have made the "fox the guardian of the hen house" and whenever he steals a hen we just tell the fox, now we really do not like it when you steal those hens for one of these days you might kill the goose that is penned up with the hens that "lays the golden eggs" and then all or our geese are cooked after that!

Needless to say finding people who are "honest with our money" is difficult, even the "Savior of the world" had a problem with that, he hired "JUDAS ISCHARIOT" who was "good with money" he knew how to "keep money", but unfortunately he was also a thief and stole from the common pot if even the "SAVIOR OF THE WORLD" had problems with lending people money, and even his money lender or money keeper was corrupt and later betrayed him to be "cruficied between two thieves" in the hopes of getting thirty pieces of silver that he could then "spend on charity" what hope is there for the "rest of the world"!

Anonymous bunk-er

speaking of institutions they should seriously limit your online time from the asylum. don't forget to unwrap the tin foil before plugging in the toaster and lay off the pot

Anonymous

Better yet, buy a gun and rob a bank. If the cops end your life. At least your immediate acquaintances will remember you 4 a few months.

Anonymous

Interesting that you mentioned that, that is precisely what the leaders of our world have done, they have "robbed our banks" believe it or not, that is why they are in the position of power that they are in today!

No to you this sounds insane, but the proof is in the pudding, really when you think about it, "righteousness" is not ruling the world of today, and you know it, and I know it, when I go to a store they don't ask me if I am keeping God's commandments, and give me credit based on the amount of personal integrity that I possess in my willingness to pay back my debt, no the credit rating is entirely based on "how much money you make" and that could mean if I did robbed a bank and got away with it, my credit would most likely "be much better than it is now"!

Provided of course, if no one found out that I robbed a bank, therefore if I swore a sufficient number of people to secrecy about my bank robbery, and had other people rob banks for me as well, I could get a good enough racket going until "world control" would no longer be impossible!

That is what the KINGS OF THE MYSTIC TIE have done in their own literature they claim of course that all that "filthy lucre" or mammon of unrighteousness they obtained was by "square deals" but you know and I have proof sufficient to know that does not hold up in the "HEAVENVLY COURTS" for it is a "bold faced lie"!

One mystic tie person who showed me a ring that "signified a ring of power", just like the trilogy of middle earth, proved it to me by "confessing to me at the end of his life" that he personally went to a bank and made an "unauthorized withdrawal"!

He pointed a gun at the teller and stated or so much I gathered from a conversation I had with the "kings that can do no wrong", that give me all your money for I need it so that I can support a charity with that money!

Needless to say, that person had a ring proving instruction in wickedness up to the 25th degree of "abominable wickedness"!

Now you may wonder what kind of club he belonged, but all I am able to state without getting myself into a lot of hot water is that these kings rule the world!

The voyages of these kings, in their ceremonies are "symbolic of the wandering life of the criminal, and his vain attempts to find peace"!

Therefore "robbing a bank" is indeed the way to "worldly wealth and success" provided of course you can keep quiet about it, or belong to a club where they are willing to accept your cash, hide it for you and then later allow you to get back on your feet financially after you payed your debt to society and spent 5 years or more in a penitentiary paying back all that money with interest, while your "fraternity of kings" keeps the money in store for you!

All I can say if you are going to rob a bank, make sure you belong to a club where that will "pay off for you" but be sure you are not a JEW, for they will throw the book at you, if you are a Jew, and they will put you in jail for "100 years" like they did with Bernie Madoff, because he was a JEW, Stanford on the other hand, they just "bashed up in jail" by putting them in the same confinement area with "violent and vicious criminals" resulted in "one bashed up head and a memory loss or so he states!

Therefore this is what I to say about this suggestion, it works great if you want to "rule the planet" like the kings of the mystic tie do to you, but you have to be "much more secretive about it" when you do that and then you have to kill off all the witnesses to your crime sprees, so that no one will be able to point the finger at you and say it was you who did the deed, after a while the "rest of the witnesses" will remain quiet for fear they "might be next in line"!

THIS IS HOW OUR WORLD OF WICKEDNESS IS RULED TO THIS PRESENT DAY!

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