(illustration: Victor Juhasz)

(illustration: Victor Juhasz)

15 February A.D. 2013

At the link below is a story published by Rolling Stone (written by Matt Taibbi) that is a detailed discussion of the “banking” activity that isn’t making the “protect corruption” media. It takes a while to read through, and it takes a while, after that, to absorb.

The people, who find it Ok to run the banking system the way it’s being run, are the very same minds that “run” this nation. They do that by providing convenient access to their “funny money”, our voluntary use of which brings such transactions into their “place”, their “state”, their “nation”, their “marketplace”, their “choice of law”.

These are the people (and the perspectives on life, generally) being supported by the use of “funny money”.

When God [YAHUAH] raises up a “Beast” in order to exact Judgment against His People, who have so readily relished in the habit of rejecting Him and His Laws, He doesn’t mess around.

We have a choice. It’s not a convenient thing to do things God’s way in this present world, but this author is becoming all the more satisfied that it has never been convenient and that God has a really good reason for setting things up on this side of the veil exactly the way they are. This author presently labels it as “management training.”

We have zero control over the drug traffickers. What we have control over is just not participating as a buyer or seller in that market. We have zero control over the war mongers. What we have control over, if we have control over it, is the self-discipline required to be obedient so as to minimize our contribution to the reason for our present Judgment via War, Famine, Pestilence (Disease, Plague) and this present “Beast” system. We have zero control over the banking activity. What we have control over is the selection of medium of exchange, and even that seems very limited. Just keep looking for those small (family) businesses that offer quality goods and services in exchange for honest weights and measures and, as the opportunity avails itself, give them the business that they may be able to provide.

Harmon L. Taylor

Legal Reality

Dallas, Texas

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Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

14 February 13

he deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like the government was hoping people were too busy hanging stockings by the fireplace to notice. Flooring politicians, lawyers and investigators all over the world, the U.S. Justice Department granted a total walk to executives of the British-based bank HSBC for the largest drug-and-terrorism money-laundering case ever. Yes, they issued a fine – $1.9 billion, or about five weeks’ profit – but they didn’t extract so much as one dollar or one day in jail from any individual, despite a decade of stupefying abuses.

People may have outrage fatigue about Wall Street, and more stories about billionaire greedheads getting away with more stealing often cease to amaze. But the HSBC case went miles beyond the usual paper-pushing, keypad-punching sort-of crime, committed by geeks in ties, normally associated with Wall Street. In this case, the bank literally got away with murder – well, aiding and abetting it, anyway.

For at least half a decade, the storied British colonial banking power helped to wash hundreds of millions of dollars for drug mobs, including Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, suspected in tens of thousands of murders just in the past 10 years – people so totally evil, jokes former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, that “they make the guys on Wall Street look good.” The bank also moved money for organizations linked to Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, and for Russian gangsters; helped countries like Iran, the Sudan and North Korea evade sanctions; and, in between helping murderers and terrorists and rogue states, aided countless common tax cheats in hiding their cash.


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