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To quote Field Marshall Erwin Rommel

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 06:54


Among our new favorite sites is Eyewitness to  

And among the most remarkable sentences we've ever read is the following from the account of Erwin Rommel's then 15 year old son Manfred regarding the last 15 minutes of his father's life.

On October 14, 1944, his house surrounded by Gestapo, Rommel had just been given the choice of suicide, a state funeral and protection for his family and staff or face trial for treason for his alleged part in a plot to overthrow Adolph Hitler.



Click on either the photo or the quote for the story of the future Mayor of Stuttgart's last moments with his father.


To quote Joel Skousen

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 06:28


This nation is already bankrupt and neither the politicians nor the public have the will to do what's right to rein in spending, war, waste and fraud.

Even though I believe the point of collapse is a lot farther away than most are predicting, it is coming and you can bet the Powers That Be will create some terrible conflict before that time arrives to ensure that the ultimate blame for this fiasco gets swallowed up in the ensuing mayhem.

Of course they will claim it 'was not their fault' and we'll all just have to start over with a new currency, new bonds and new debt."


Global Peace Index

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 06:46


From Vision of Humanity here's a nicely done interactive of their Global Peace Index.

They also offer a US Peace Index interactive.

You can drill down from each country and compare the criteria they use to establish their comparisons.

As always, click on the map to access this very well done interactive.



Check out Uruguay you silly, silly naysayers.


Maybe the Central Bankers really are running this thing

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 08:01


Thanks to our good friend David Michaels for sending us this thought provoking article from Ellen Brown.

As always, click on the photo to link up to the entire piece.

Our highest recommendation for bringing up a point we would have never thought up.

Ellen Brown also writes for Public Banking Blog


Libya all about oil, or central banking?

By Ellen Brown

Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion in March to create their own centralbank - this before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel wrote in the Economic Policy Journal:

I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising. This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences.




Another provocative bit of data circulating on the Net is a 2007 "Democracy Now" interview of US General Wesley Clark (Ret). In it he says that about 10 days after September 11, 2001, he was told by a general that the decision had been made to go to war with Iraq. Clark was surprised and asked why. "I don't know!" was the response. "I guess they don't know what else to do!" Later, the same general said they planned to take out seven countries in five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. 

What do these seven countries have in common? In the context of banking, one that sticks out is that none of them is listed among the 56 member banks of the Bank for International Settlements(BIS). That evidently puts them outside the long regulatory arm of the central bankers' central bank in Switzerland.
Just dwell on this one for a moment and I think you'll agree ...........

To quote John Yoo

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 06:08


Imagine the uproar if President Bush had unilaterally launched air attacks against Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.

But since it's Mr. Obama's finger on the trigger, Democratic leaders in Congress have kept quiet - demonstrating that their opposition to presidential power during the Bush years was political, not principled.

John Yoo, the Wall Street Journal, 3/25/2100


Interesting guy, John Woo.

Here he is enjoying the company of Jon Stewart.



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