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Financial Collapse summary - confirmed & suspected events.

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posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 09:48 PM
We saw a failure of the 5 year bond sale of T-bills.

Then the failure of the 7 year bond sale of T-bills.

Below says US foreign Embassys are being told to horde
1 years worth of non-US currency due to a possible
lengthy banking shutdown.

Speaking of shutdown, 7 banks in one day went poof...

Close to 600 Bank of America locations to be closed.

FDIC top level official says bank closures to increase 10 fold.

By just their public financials they are forced to disclose
348 banks are either technically already failed, or 1% away
from it indicated in the orange on this spreadsheet.

They recently called back formerly retired FDIC workers,
and hired 600 more to get ready for it all.

I can see why she would say that with near 2,700 banks being
rated D+ or lower.

Over 1,000 Trillion in derivatives are set to implode.

Once they monetize the debt and start printing money like mad
to buy our own debt up, they will devalue the currency and
turn the US into a modern day Zimbabwe.

They outline how this is likely to happen in these three videos.

The tax revenues have dropped more than anytime since the Great Depression.

The real U6 unemployment rate is closer to 21%.

34 million ppl on food stamps, more than ever before.

The World bank says we are entering a Deflationary Spiral.

The FIVE sucker's rallys after the 1929 crash.

100's of thousands of stores to be closed per retail maven.,-Retailers-in-a-

How all of this and more has been arranged on purpose.

While some of the above may be hard to believe, this is
not the first time that things that were hard to believe
ended up being true.

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 10:50 PM
A star and a flag and a thank you for the synopsis. All I can say is after reading this I am not surprised the Secret service does not want protesters at G20. Perhaps it is time to call Osama.... [/sarcasm]

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 11:08 PM
Thx for the factual post. This is the kind of info-gathering we need to spread the word on a much needed exponential scale. Ofcourse, knowledge is power. If ALL of us soaking it up like sponges present these facts to those around us, instead of the more vague method of presenting whatever comes to our minds at given moments, then I'd say we can more effectively empower EVERYONE to being able to make preparations. The internet is helping the free flow of info, but EVERYONE is not going to research on thier own until we convince the of the truth that is awaiting them in the near future (not to mention, the president has just been given the authority to simply turn off the internet in times deemed by him to be necessary). The rule "word-of-mouth is the best advertising" I think definately should be one main motto in any movement to tell facts and spread truth, and will be the only means if/when we lose the internet. Sorry for the sermon, I enjoyed the post that much ;o)

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posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 11:40 PM
And let's not forget how this economic catastrophe exploded into our daily lives. Below is a timeline of articles reported on 'Business Day.' Rather than reading each article, a quick perusal of the headlines should jog your memories as to how all this originally played out.

September 10, 2008

Lehman Brothers shares sink 45%

September 15, 2008

Lehman collapses, Wall St fights meltdown

September 16, 2008

Bank of America buys Merrill Lynch

Lehman's fate may trigger re-ordering of global finances

B&B caught in Lehman fallout

September 17, 2008

Goldman Sachs posts worst quarter since IPO

AIG on the brink as hopes mount for rescue

US bails out AIG

September 18, 2008

Going gets tough, so Bush tries socialism

Workers brace for next disaster

US forced to seek cash for Fed

Panic hits Wall Street titans left standing

Central banks in rescue bid

September 20, 2008

US brings out big guns to fix credit crisis

September 22, 2008

Goldman, Morgan Stanley no longer investment banks

Congress urged to back $US700b bailout

September 23, 2008

Rescue to include foreign banks

Bailout details still a mystery

September 24, 2008

Financial crisis takes centre stage at UN

Paulson warns of dire consequences if bailout delayed

Buffett buys into Goldman Sachs

Battle heats up over US bailout

Goldman sells $6b stock, doubling planned offer

September 25, 2008

US facing 'grave threats' to financial stability

September 26, 2008

Bush hits the panic button on crisis

US seen losing financial superpower status

Economists warn against rushed rescue

JPMorgan takes over Washington Mutual

US bailout plan in limbo

September 27, 2008

Largest ever bank failure

September 29, 2008

Fire sale of Bradford & Bingley as nationalisation looms

September 30, 2008

Citigroup swallows Wachovia as banking woes spread

Stakes too high to abandon rescue plan: economists

Bailout deal voted down

October 1, 2008

Sell, sell! The day the House sold out Wall Street

Europe scrambles to save banks from meltdown

October 2, 2008

US Senate passes bail-out plan

October 3, 2008

People have never been so fearful, says Buffett

October 4, 2008

US passes $900b rescue plan

October 6, 2008

A shattering moment in America's fall from power

Iceland's economy on brink as lender falters

Bail-out fails to buoy markets

October 7, 2008

Paulson, Bernanke consult as $980b rescue plan readied

European leaders pump billions to counter crisis

Sharpest slide since 1987

Europe battles to contain crisis

Iceland gets $7.6b Russian loan to halt meltdown

October 8, 2008

European disarray as all go own way

IMF warns of major downturn

...and what a downturn it has been. But like you said above, it's not over.

When comparing this entire debacle to a ski-jump slope, we're just at the point where we leave solid ground and enter free-fall. Just how far below us is the ground, and will we land on our feet?

To be honest I doubt we're even wearing skis:

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 11:44 PM

Close to 600 Bank of America locations to be closed.

Saw on the news the other day that BOA wanted to repay half of the money it got from the government. I guess now I know where they are getting some of their money to repay that debt.

Great thread.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 12:01 AM
Thanks, exmissletech, and timewave. You've both proven to me the worst is over
I can go back to life as normal
Also, the banks, govt., power elite love me

In all seriousness excellent, excellent thread.

Death to the NWO, and down with the b@st@rds in power


posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:01 AM
Aw, I remember that October 6. That was just after reinhardt's favorite group wrapped up their meet. The market immediately dived just after the opening bell. It plunged 800 points but within the last two hours or so soared 500 so down 300 for the day. Some $2 trillion were lost that week.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:03 AM
I am shocked but I'm not.

I'm not sure were to invest what little I have left. In the end, it probably won't matter.

The change train is coming. I'm not sure whats on it but I am certain I won't like it.

You think it's bad now over the health care issue? Wait until it's so bad, we forget about the health care issue.

Oh sure, you can hoard food, water, and ammo. But happens when you run out of food, water, and ammo?

Then what?

I have to end this post now because I keep drifting off thread, deleting it, and trying again. I give up.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:16 AM
I second, third and fourth the motion that this is a fantastic thread backed up with factual links and lays it out so clearly that I truly have nothing more to say besides BRAVO! S&F

I love the sky jump scenario as an added kicker. This sucks though!

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:50 AM
Thanks for putting all of these articles together. Great find and very scary. I too don't understand how the stock market has been showing some recent gains. I think it is being inflated on purpose by our government and will tank soon.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:53 AM
S&F for shizzle. I must add that I am also glad to see a post relating to our spiraling economy backed by solid citing and evidence gathering. As for the future...whatever...if our economy must fail and millions thrust into poverty for the betterment of the world as a whole so be it. Maybe people will finally lose all faith in the current system and we can start building a system based on empathy, love and global need...shah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt (wayne's world)'s to wishful thinking...good luck my brothers and sisters.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:00 AM
Someone have any analyse how this will inflect the rest of the world?

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:23 AM
Loved the skijump analogy, the minute my bank equity stocks start to take a turn for the worst im pullin them right out... even when negatives are slamming me in the face I still like to remain a bit optimistic and would like to see it play out into my own life a tad...

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:28 AM
Good Collation,
I am very very suprised it has not slipped yet as such, thinking strongly it would be spring this year.

Keynes has been ressucected, however it was shown in the 70's and 80,s his unique approach did not work in the modern world of the markets and only really had a place in the very differant world of the 30's and 40's 50's. (not saying the opposite as touted to keynes then and the rampant march of capitalism under Mein Thatcher and Regan et al proved this, or was the alternative though!)

I heard last night and checked Britain is using abbout 90% of its Quantitatvive Easing (or monopoly money, devaluing the currencing Keynes style) to purchase its own Gilts and Bonds....

This was never never done in the original post depression Keynesian bailout, instead the printed money was used to fund public works etc, this amount of self purchase is an experiment in the mildest terms and is as we speak devaluaing the entire GB Plc every second, and further endebting it for probably a hundred years or more, unless of Bankruptcy is the aim.

I still see people who seem to have lost all of their rational approach to the realities of what and is going on now, with the low interest rates making those able to get credit thinking and saying "It is cheap" " or it only costs (x amount) a month to borrow more), the same motivating factor that brought on the original sub prme situation, and it baffles me. Though to be fair I understand it as if a Nuclear Phycisist started trying to explain to me the very deep levels of Star Formation I would be lost very quickly.

With experience in the field of economics both Macro and Micro it seems so plain to me and for a long time many many on ATS to have seen this, and really is only a situation of Timing rather than when and if.

The real fear for me, is not the terrible effects of housing, education health etc for the average joe in the west, as bad as that is, but what this as historically has always led to will unfold into. World War is a real possibility in a resource grab, My God look at 9/11 Iraq Afghanistan etc hen everything was prospeous etc...

The true worldwide implications of this trigger event are a very real, apparent and looming danger.

Hopefully I am wrong, Keynes hiumself stated somewhere though I forget when or where that you cannot use historical data and such like to predict or react to current financial situations, which I disagree with, you can use them for a "Flavor" or the upcoming events and trends if only from a Sociological and political point of view. Considering he said this, and all of the world western leaders are clutching at his solutions for a previous unrelated depression leaves a sign of the panic, or lack of unique and new ideas of how to proceed in this situation in the echelons of world economics.

Hopefully though Keynes was right, and my fears of the coflicts to ensue in the years following the last part and end, of the rollercoaster ride of the Free Market Show are in fact, not to be worried about as even though every such precedent in history has previously, created global or maJor conflicts beyond what any in our generations can even imagine, this according to the Giant of the 20thC Keynes has no basis of playing out in the real world, if his economic views can be extrapolted to geo political situations.

Kind Regards,


posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:44 AM
In modern history the USA has been seen as one of richest nations in the western world. I have only one question - where has all the money gone?

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:31 AM
My first post! And on such a dire topic.
Good work on the research, and like the visual ski jump.
I can't help feel two things, 1. - What can we do? We can help ourselves and our immediates, but on a large scale the MSM have got it sewn up. 2. If TBTB are so in control, why are they allowing such open discussion and speculation about this upcoming crash? Wouldn't this then suggest they are allowing us-the great unwashed - to fret about this whilst something is happening in the shadows?
Maybe I'm just hyper paranoid!

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:34 AM
reply to post by Adamus

That's why we want to audit the feds! well, some of it can be accounted for in those bailouts and stimulus packages, and of course we have had this so called "war on terrorism."

All I know is my as of yesterday has a different name and I was never told any thing about it. When I went to long in to check my balance it came up under a different name, I was all like "huh?" No letter, no warning? Well, I really wasn't all that surprised but still...

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:59 AM
But what about REAL PRODUCTION...? Its not enough that too much money is in the system or that other paper markets be another Zimbabwe, the United States would have to simultaneously experience a collapse in productive capacity.

As it is, America has a hyper surplus of industrial and agricultural capacity that sits idle. What's "Their" plan to overcome this minor issue?

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 07:48 AM
And in case you were wondering where all of the many went...

It's not hard to conclude that it was a plan to divest middle class citizens world wide of their assets.

I had to laugh this morning when a talking head on T.V. mentioned how much more financial sector CEOs would make this year following this summer's stock surge.

Performance bonuses for the good times and retention bonuses for the bad times - they make money no matter what.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 07:56 AM
reply to post by Ex_MislTech

Should add the fact that it has been revealed that...

All told, High Frequency Trading Programs HFTPs control 70% of trading volume on the NYSE.

However, at this point, five stocks (yes only five) account for 40% of the trading volume on the market. Those five stocks: Citigroup, CIT Group, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and AIG. Think about that, five stocks out of several thousand, are accounting for 40% of ALL trading.

It's a wonder that this news hasn't crashed the market. Unless of course everyone is doing it or doesn't want to believe it's happening?

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