“You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, not look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books. You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, you shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.” ~ Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
By Catherine Austin Fitts
This coming week we continue our publication of the 2018 Annual Wrap Up.
For the first two weeks of January, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell joins me to discuss News Trends & Stories. In Part I, we looked at the 10 top stories of 2018 in Economy & Financial Markets and Geopolitics. In News Trends & Stories, Part II, we will cover the 10 top stories in Culture, Science & Technology, Space, Food & Health and discuss Inspiration, Take Action and UnAnswered Questions.
Story #11: Gender X: Adapting Human Labor Law and Taxation for Robotics
Story #12: Gates Apologizes for Common Core Failure
Story #13: Bill Binney’s Great Encryption Teach-In
Science & Technology:
Story #14: Transhumanist Pile On
Story #15: The Challenges of Having an Intelligent Conversation About the Environment
Story #16: The Fake Science Problem
Story #17: Vodaphone and Nokia Awarded Contract to Build 4G Network on the Moon (and the Space Force)
Food and Health:
Story #18: Quantum Biology Blossoms
Story #19: FDA Moves to Regulate Lab-Grown Meat
Story #20: Bayer Jeopardized by Monsanto Lawsuit
Story #21: Agrihoods Take Off
Story #22: Texas Opens Gold Depository
Story #23: The Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Virtual Pipe Organ Crowd Fund
Story #24: RFK, Jr.’s Great Year
Question #1: Who is Mr. Global and what is the governance structure on Planet Earth?
Question #2: Where did Mr. Global put the $21 trillion (and the $24+ trillion)?
As you listen, check out the News Trends & Stories section of the 2018 Annual Wrap Up web presentation, including our complete trends list, our choices for top news videos of the year, the Trump Report Card and our headlines for each of the top stories.
In the third week of January, I will cover equity and financial markets and publish the first Blockbuster Chartology from Rambus for 2019.
In the final week I will address our 2018 Annual Wrap Up theme: The Real Game of Missing Money. We have heard a great deal of discussion in 2018 about the $21 trillion in money missing from the federal government between federal fiscal 1998-2015. The discussion got so serious that the US government decided to institute a policy authorizing secret books through an obscure accounting mechanism, FASAB 56.
Given the role of the US government as the largest issuer and/or insurer of sovereign bonds, mortgage securities and bank deposits, and given its powers to grant corporations the authority also to maintain secret books, the result has been in effect to take large portions of the US stock and bond markets dark. This change has profound implications for global investors and financial markets. It also has profound implications for the extent to which secret mercenary armies can and will be used domestically and globally to generate assets and profits for US corporations and related campaign contributions.
The time has come to provide subscribers with an updated overview of what has happened and what it means in the year ahead.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review one of the runner ups for the Solari Report Top Documentary of 2018, California Typewriter. Thank you to the wonderful subscribers who sent this documentary and a related book. I have my new manual typewriter and am looking forward to doing more manually in 2019.
In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news. E-mail your questions for Ask Catherine or post at the Money & Markets commentary here.
Talk to you Thursday!
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