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Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

I want to share with you two videos that will surely enlighten and maybe even enrage you.  The first is from “The Daily Show.”  It seems a comedy show that repeatedly claims to do “fake news” was the only mainstream media outlet to call BS on Fed Chief Ben Bernanke’s BS.  Bernanke stated on “60 Minutes” last Sunday that the Fed was “not printing money.” (more…)

Greg Hunter On The Edge With Max Keiser

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

I was on French TV last week on a show called “On The Edge with Max Keiser.” Keiser is a former Wall Street broker with inside knowledge of  how fat cats claw out insane profits and rip off the public.  He had me on to talk about  the mortgage fraud and the securitized debt mess.  (more…)

CBS Allows Fed to Spread Disinformation Unchallenged

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

It appears the CBS TV show 60 Minutes is the Federal Reserve’s go-to place to get its message out to the country.  Fed Chief Ben Bernanke, basically, told America last night that the trillions he pumped out into the world economy, because of the 2008 financial meltdown, was necessary to save us all from a depression.  Ben also reassured America and the world Quantitative Easing (QE), or printing vast amount of dollars, will not have an inflationary downside.  He told 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley he is “100%”sure inflation will remain under control and will not soar higher.  (more…)

Exposing the Fed’s Incompetence

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

The Federal Reserve made a stunning revelation this week.  It admitted to pumping $9 trillion into the economy because of the financial meltdown in 2008.  It provided overnight loans to big U.S. banks with most of the trillions of dollars deployed to keep the system from imploding.  Yes, the Fed is credited with saving the world from apocalypse, but how incompetent and corrupt does an institution have to be to let things get this far out of control?  This should not be considered as a grand victory but a magnificent failure. (more…)

Foreclosure Bombshell

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (revised)

With all the attention stories such as WikiLeaks and Irish bailout have gotten the last few days, a bombshell judgment against Bank of America in a New Jersey foreclosure case has been overlooked.  The judgment happened 2 weeks ago in a case involving the home of John T. Kemp.  His original mortgage company was Countrywide, but B of A bought Countrywide a few years back and, in turn, also acquired servicing rights to Kemp’s mortgage.    (more…)

Ireland Is Not Iceland

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

It is official.  Ireland was bailed out yesterday by the European Union with a financial package totaling more than a $112 billion.  This money bails out Irish banks but coincides with steep cuts in the Irish budget.   Marketwatch.com is reporting, “This program is absolutely essential for the country,” said Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen at a press conference in Dublin. “We have carefully considered all available policy options. (It’s) the best available deal for Ireland.” (more…)

What Is Really Behind QE2?

The article you are about to read is from Ellen Brown.  She writes a good post here, but I disagree with one of her main points.  She says Quantitative Easing (QE) will not cause inflation because of $15 trillion in write-downs in collateral and credit.”  To refute this, I quote Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman who said, “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.”  If a country could simply buy its own debt with zero downside, I say we should have been doing this all along. The rest of Brown’s article is very good and puts a clear focus on this round of QE.  She correctly points out it is being used to mainly finance the U.S. government over the next 8 months. (more…)

Is the TSA Out of Line?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

When I Google the phrase “TSA outrage,” I find 2 million search results.  I can only view this as a black eye for the Transportation Security Administration.  I know these folks have a tough job trying to keep the country safe from terrorists, but who reins them in when they go too far?  What do I mean by too far? Some examples include being arrested by the TSA over applesauce, a bladder cancer survivor being left covered in urine after an aggressive pat-down at the airport and TSA child molestation – children being strip searched and fondled in public by agents.   If you do not submit to the radiation of full body TSA scanner images then you get the pat-down check from the TSA. (more…)

Banks Should Face Bankruptcy, Just Like GM

Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

General Motors started trading publicly last week in what is being called one of Wall Street’s most successful Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in years.  The automaker took in $20 billion selling newly minted shares of this iconic American company.  That is only part of the $50 billion price tag in the bailout, but letting GM go under would have been far worse. (more…)

As Banks Go, So Goes the Economy

Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair gave a speech to the securities industry in New York City this past Wednesday.  In her opening remarks, she said, “Now, as a tentative economic recovery continues to build, and as the earnings of banks and other financial companies begin to recover, we must resist the natural impulse to return to business as usual.    Instead, now is the time to carry through with our work to strengthen financial market practices and products and sharpen our approach to financial regulation.”  Apparently, the Financial Standards Accounting Board (FASB) wants to do just that and return to fair market accounting. (more…)

What is America Thinking Coast to Coast?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  

I was on the nation-wide radio show, Coast to Coast AM, for 3 hours early Monday morning.  Ian Punnett filled in for the regular host, George Noory.  Punnett is a pro, and he guided me through many subjects I have been writing about for the past several weeks on USAWatchdog.com.  I write about the economy, politics and the mainstream media the most, and we covered them all in my interview.  The comments and emails in the last 24 hours have been massive and daunting.  (more…)

Insanity or Ingenious?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

What is happening in the economy is signaling enormous changes for the U.S. and the world.  The scale of what the Federal Reserve is doing is unparalleled in human history.  No country has ever produced so much money and so much debt in such a short amount of time.   The Fed has embarked on another round of money printing (Quantitative Easing or QE2).  (more…)

G-20 Worries About Everything But What It Should

 

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

 

The G-20 kicked off in Seoul South Korea this week.  It seems to me everyone should be talking about the U.S. defaulting on its obligations by massive money printing.  Instead, the group of twenty finance ministers and central bankers from the most important industrialized and developing economies of the world has been sidetracked.  (more…)

Foreclosuregate Could Force Bank Nationalization

The piece you are about to read is from our friend, Ellen Brown.  Her posts are on the long side, but heavy on detail and fact.  This is what I love about her—she backs up her work.  This piece is a great addendum to the post I did Monday called “The Fed’s Biggest Fear.” Their biggest fear is, also, the biggest financial problem facing America.  It is the mortgage mess and the layers of fraud, taxpayer rip-offs and the extremely leveraged banks.  (more…)

The Feds Biggest Fear

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Last week’s decision by the Fed to start another round of Quantitative Easing was met with only one dissenting vote by the Federal Open Market Committee.  That does not mean everybody in the rest of the world thinks this is a good idea.  Any country holding dollars is faced with a decrease in buying power.  Some of the most powerful members of the G-20 are highly critical of the Fed’s money printing. (more…)