Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Trust is gone

Americans and others have no idea what is going on nor do they understand the gravity of the situation. This is an event that only happens once every 500 to 1,000 years. This is going to be one of the granddaddies of all collapses. The elitists had to play boosting the value of real estate to dizzying heights and then burying it in structured finance. In a world of stable real estate prices, SIV’s and CDO’s were relatively risk free, but this was not a stable environment. Professionals should have realized that normal rules didn’t apply. Foreign banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and other institutions bought 70% of what became toxic waste, as they poured dollars back into the US economy supplying at times $3 billion a day in investment to keep America from going bankrupt. The buyers knew that lending practices had changed dramatically and that risk had increased exponentially. Eighty percent of mortgages were being securitized.
Almost the entire world economy is built on a Ponzi
scheme promoted and sponsored by bummint and the
fractional reserve banking system backed by promises.

Trust is gone.

The entire paper edifice will burn since the new
entrants to support it are no longer doing so.

They left.

Got gold or silver?

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