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Original post made by mark, another community, on Jun 8, 2010

The purpose of this booklet is to describe the basic process of money creation in a "fractional reserve" banking system. The approach taken illustrates the changes in bank balance sheets that occur when deposits in banks change as a result of monetary action by the Federal Reserve System - the central bank of the United States. The relationships shown are based on simplifying assumptions. For the sake of simplicity, the relationships are shown as if they were mechanical, but they are not, as is described later in the booklet. Thus, they should not be interpreted to imply a close and predictable relationship between a specific central bank transaction and the quantity of money.

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Just the first paragraph from "MODERN MONEY MECHANICS" produced and dristibuted by the Federal Reserve. Here it is from the horses mouth, how the banks are permitted to steal real wealth from us all, using counterfeiting and other forms of fraud.

Here you go Stacy(OFFICIAL STACY), try and deny this without using cheapshots. It must be hard for those that accept authority as truth, rather than the truth as authority.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

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Good memory. I did write on this subject previously. I detailed how Canada has a very conservative system and they require a larger reserve than the US followed by European banks which keep much lower reserves. That allowed Canadian banks to weather the economic downturn better than US and European banks. I also wrote previously about differences in setting the prime interest rate. Mark thinks that if you don't agree with him on an issue, then you don't agree with him on other issues and you're a member of the secret cabal. :)

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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm

It is funny that not too many people are talking about the $1.3 trillion worth of "toxic" assets (mortgage backed securities and derivatives) now owned by the US Federal Reserve. There is the occasional article. That has never happened before in the history of the FED. Something seems basically wrong with that. Why is the FED allowed to pick winners and losers in the economy?

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Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Jun 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I disagree m, JP Morgan(agent in the USA the for Rothschild Banking Family) was one of the driving forces behind the Federal Reserve Act. The men that wrote the bill were essentially bankers, and they were Senator Nelson Aldrich, head of the National Monetary Commission. Joining the Senator was A. Piatt Andrew, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Frank Vanderlip, President of National City Bank of New York, Henry P. Davison, senior partner of J.P. Morgan Company, and generally regarded as Morgan's personal emissary; Charles D. Norton, president of the Morgan-dominated First National Bank of New York, Benjamin Strong, also known as a lieutenant of J.P. Morgan; and Paul Warburg, a recent immigrant from Germany who had joined the banking house of Kuhn, Loeb and Company of New York as a partner.
And I disagree on the "problem we are facing today" in that, the number one problem faced by America is a privately owned central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank, that owns the money system of the USA. This is what Thomas Jefferson correctly said about privately owned central banks like we have today: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

The US Constitution Article 1 is very clear that the power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measure, is vested in Congress. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 is in violation of the Constitution in that it took the power away from Congress. That power now belongs to a private corporation registered in the State of Delaware - the Federal Reserve Bank
The US Constitution Article 1
Section 1
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 8
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;
To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;
To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

The following article explains the fact that the Federal Reserve Bank is privately owned, and who the owners are.

The Federal Reserve Bunk
By Harry V. Martin
Copyright FreeAmerica and Harry V. Martin, 1995

Article I, Section 8, Clause 5, of the United States Constitution provides that Congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof and of any foreign coins. But that is not the case. The United States government has no power to issue money, control the flow of money, or to even distribute it - that belongs to a private corporation registered in the State of Delaware - the Federal Reserve Bank.
The Federal Reserve System was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. The premise used by President Wilson and his financial advisors for the establishment of the Federal Reserve System was to "supplant the dictatorship of the private banking institutions" and "to stabilize the inflexibility of national bank note supplies". The previous system of banking was "feudal" in nature, in which private bankers control communities and could issue their own bank notes. They had little regulations concerning reserve assets and loan policies. Banking was a patch-quilt of institutions scattered across the face of the nation with no central policy.
With the advent of the Federal Reserve a new currency was issued - Federal Reserve notes, which at the time were based on the gold standard. The Federal Reserve was to unite and supevise the entire banking system, control the expansion or contraction of currency, and regulate the flow of money to the commercial banks through the establishment of 12 Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve is controlled by private banking interest and by Presidential appointment - but it is still a private organization and not a government entity. In 1913, President Wilson's creation of the Federal Reserve System established a three-tier monetary system in the United States - the holders of money (public, government, business and institutions; the commercial banks that borrow from the public and issue loans; and the central bank or Federal Reserve that has a monopoly on the issuing of money. The Federal Reserve is technically owned by the commercial banks.
The monetary policy of the United States is the domain of the Federal Resene Bank and not the government. This process is in direct contradiction of the U.S. Constitution that reposes the responsibility of the monetary system with the Congress of the United States. On April 27, 1936, hearings were held by the House Committee on Banking and Currency. The preamble of the bill - HR 9216 of the Seventy-fourth Congress, states, "The committee had under consideration the bill (HR 92163 to restore to Congress its constitutional power to issue money and regulate the value thereof; to provide monetary income to the people of the United States at a fixed and equitable purchasing power of the dollar, ample at all times to enable the people to buy wanted goods and services at full capacity of the industries and commercial facilities of the United States; to abolish the practice of creating bank deposits by private groups upon fractional reserves, and for other purposes."
The Congress declared, "Whereas the permanent welfare of the people and the protection of the economic life of the Nation are dependent on the establishment of a monetary system wholly subject to the control of Congress that will promote the interests of agriculture and labor, of industry, trade, commerce, and finance for the economic well being of all citizens by the maintenance of an adequate supply of money with a unit of fixed average purchasing power, which will avoid excessive expansion or disastrous contraction." That preamble led to the body of the text. "Section 1. That it is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to provide such issuances of certificates of national credit as shall be requisite so to increase the purchasing power of the consumers of the United States as to make it conform to the capacity of the industries and people of the United States for the production and delivery of wanted goods and services, which capacity be declared to be the measure of national credit." The Congress attempted to issue non-interest bearing Treasury Notes. A Federal Credit Commission linked to the Secretary of the Treasluy was the goal of Congress.
The Commission was to consist of seven commissioners appointed by the President with approval of the U.S. Senate. U.S. citizenship was a prime requirement and they could not have more than four from one political party. It was also made unlawful for anyone to interfere with the commission. The concern of Congress was that banks were issuing loans without the backing of real deposits and that it was controlling money based on the price it attracted on international money markets or by the amount of interest they could charge. The Congress wanted to withdraw from the banks the right to issue credit on fractional reserves, and leave the banks the right to issue credit on account of actual deposits, which means that permanent money will be loaned not bank manufactured money.
"By this bill, Congress resumes its constitutional duty of issuing money and regulating its value, a duty and a right which it has long been abdicated to the private banking system," read the preamble of the bill. The bill would have eliminated the private manufacture of money - a direct contravention of the mandate of the Constitution, which places the right to coin money in the hands of Congress.
The bill would have allowed the nation to pay off its national debt and stay out of debt. In one year's time, with this bill, the national debt could have been paid, and without any tax increases, plus it would have allowed for full employment. "Because of the unsound practice of relying on the private manufacturing of monetary credits by private groups, you are preparing to lay heavier taxes on the shrunken income of the people, without hope of balancing the Budget perhaps for years to come," was the testimony of Allen B. Brown, chairman of the New Economic Group. Remember, this testimony is in 1936. "In order to meet the Budget deficits, this administration and the preceding one committed themselves to a program of borrowing, so that now the national debt has doubled with every prospect of further increase. More than half of this great sum of added debt represents merely book figure which the banks have lent the Government. To pay for their service of writing figures on their books and canceling the Government checks in their clearing system, the Government has engaged to tax the American people. They must pay back the billions of book figures with sweat and labor, with goods and services to which they are now denied access of purchasing power for their families, and they must pay enormous debt charges." Brown said that the bill before Congress would "put a stop to this process of privately manufacturing monetary credit for the use of business out of added government debt."
"The banks manufacture, without borrowing it, the monetary credit which they loan to the Government. For every dollar they themselves contribute to the loaning process, they manufacture 10 credit dollars, and call them their own, although they base the credit dollars on human sweat and labor and productive genus that is not their own." The comments by Brown was a direct slap at the Federal Reserve System - that was only 23 years old, at the time. "The crying fault of our prevailing money system is its impermanence. It fluctuates wildly in volume, because it is debt-money, loans, and subject alternately to the fears and the sanguine expectations and speculative propensities of its private owners who have become the debt-masters of all business." He added, "We need to be delivered of the curse of a money system that is not owned, as a cash-credit system, by the American people. We want no longer a system that can at any time be cancelled out of existence with the dumping of pledged securities and, simultaneously, with the depression and deflation of all the physical and intangible assets of the American people."
The bill would have ended immediately the private monetary credit inflation. The Federal Reserve can create money out of nothing, simply printing it, lending it and printing more. You could have guessed that this bill never became law in 1936 - the banking interest was too powerful.
In 1963, President John Kennedy wanted an end to the Federal Reserve System, which had a strangle-hold on the United States and virtually the world. By a simple stroke of the pen, President Kennedy dismissed the Federal Resene System and ordered the U.S. governmcnt to restore its Constitutional-mandate of controlling the money. President Kennedy was dead three weeks later. When President Lyndon Johnson took office, he immediately rescinded Kennedy's order and the Federal Resene won another round.
Representative Charles A. Lindberg, Sr., the father of the famous aviator, was a member of thc Banking and Currency Committee. He opposed the Federal Reserve Act and gave a speech on January 20, 1915. "The system is private, conducted for the sole purpose of obtaining the greatest possible profits from the use of other people's money, and in the interest of the stockholders and those allied with them." Representative Louis T. McFadden, chairman of the Housing Banking and Currency Committee, stated on June 10,1932, "Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions. They are privatc credit monopolies that prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders."
More that half the shareholdings in the Federal Reserve Bank arc controlled by large New York City banks, including National City Bank, National Bank of Commerce, First National Bank, Chase National Bank, and Marine National Bank. When Rockefeller's National City Bank merged with J.P. Morgan's First National Bank in 1955, the Rockefeller group owned 22 percent of the shares of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which in turn holds the majority of shares in the Federal Reserve System - 53 percent. But who really owns what? Here arc the top controllers of the Federal Rwerve Bank
1. Rothchild banks of London and Berlin.
2. Lazard Brothers Banks of Paris.
3. Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy.
4. Warburg Bank of Hamburg and Amsterdam.
5. Lehman Brothers Bank of New York.
6. Kuhn, Loeb bank of New York.
7. Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, which controls all of the other 11 Federal Rwerve Banks.
8. Goldman, Sachs Bank of New York.
This ownership combination has been challenged by the Federal Reserve Bank, but a study of Standards and Poors will verify the ownerships. This means that the controlling interest of our national monetary system is foreign. In 1797, John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson, "All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects of the Constitution or Confederation; not from any want of honor or virtue, as much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation." In simple terms, the United States Government borrows money from the Federal Reserve Bank with interest. Here is how it works: The Government wants $1 billion. The Federal Reserve prints $1 billion - based upon no hard asset - and lends it to the Government at a high interest rate. The bank did not have the original money, it created it and made a bookkeeping entry - like you writing yourself a check without funds and cashing it. The Federal Reserve controls the flow of money, making it tight and creating unemployment or printing more than actually exists and creates inflation. It is, in wessence, a paper corporation, which controls the entire economic well-being of the nation.
No Congress, no President has been strong enough to stand up to the foreign-controlled Federal Reserve Bank. Yet there is a catch - one that President Kennedy recognized before he was slain - the original deal in 1913 creating the Federal Reserve Bank had a simple backout clause. The investors loaned the United States Government $1 billion. And the backout clause allows the United States to buy out the system for that $1 billion. If the Federal Reserve Bank were demolished and the Congress of the United States took control of the currency, as required in the Constitution, the National Debt would virtually end overnight, and the need for more taxes and even the income tax, itself. Thomas Jefferson was concise in his early warning to the American nation, "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
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The bottom line is the owners of the Federal Reserve Bank owns this country. They own all of the politicians in Washington, and every where else. Therefore they write the laws, and they also own the judges that rule on the laws. Americans used to have rights, now we have priviliges. The Constitution in reality is almost history. The owners of the Fed own us.

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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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Whoa…dude…TMI, even for me.

Okay, let me see if I can agree to some things. First, the Federal Reserve Bank is, in fact, a semi-autonomous collective (not socialist “collective”) of US banks with the original purpose of providing a source of liquid capital, especially, if they run short at the end of the day for their required minimal capital requirements. But the main point was to provide liquidity in the event of a “run on the bank” as was so prevalent during the early thirties.

Second, and I’ve always thought of this as the real “other” government of the USA: control monetary policy. Which is to say, in the great works of Paul Volcker , that in order to allow for “member banks” to make real income they had to control inflation. One of the things I read in the newspapers around 1980 was that Mr. Volcker decided to raise rates such that “member banks” could make income relative to the inflationary pressures.

So, there… :)

Lastly, when our founding fathers penned the concept of coining money, along with other duties, there was no central bank as they had no idea what would happen down the road. Granted, some of our founding fathers thought, or worry I suppose, of central banks. But, they failed to prevail.

Each state, and each banking institution for that matter, were out there to do their own thing just as each state had their own militia to protect and contribute to the defense of the of their own and the United States of America. So, what is so wrong with the idea of the "Federal" Reserve?

Should we not correct rather than destroy an institution that really has minimized potentially greater catastrophic situations? I will grant you that they made some blunders but considering that NO ONE has come up with better solutions PRIOR to major economic events, I guess they have not done so bad...

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm


omg omg omg...

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Posted by Keller
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Dublin Mike "So, what is so wrong with the idea of the "Federal" Reserve?"

It is not necessary to say there is anything wrong with the Federal Reserve, but one analogy to make a point that the Federal Reserve is slightly off-point: (now work with me)If the laws were made, not by elected officials, but by private, for profit organizations and businesses that optimize the effectiveness of those laws and their enforcement you might say that is ridiculous. But, that is how we handle our money management. Private, for-profit concerns contracting to print money to effectively manage the heartbeat of our financial systems.

Maybe not perfect, but close.

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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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Keller, OMG, an intelligent contributor. Thank you.

Regarding "Private, for-profit concerns contracting to print money to effectively manage the heartbeat of our financial systems. " You are correct to a certain point, I think. The FRB at least a quasi-government organization with it's heads appointed by our government.

But, in the end, the practical outcome is closer to your statements.

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Posted by Keller
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm

dublinmike: I would be interested to know - "what they heck to we do?" I'm joking (slightly), but it's a good question for the coming years.

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