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JFK Killed After Shutting Down Rothschild’s Federal Reserve -

On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Rothschild Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest.

With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Rothschild Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress.

We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid.

When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed this Order, it returned to the United States federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency – money – without going through the privately owned Rothschild Federal Reserve Bank.

The Federal Reserve

A myth that all Americans live with is the charade known as the “Federal Reserve.” It comes as a shock to many to discover that it is not an agency of the United States Government.

The name “Federal Reserve Bank” was designed to deceive, and it still does. It is not federal, nor is it owned by the government. It is privately owned. It pays its own postage like any other corporation. Its employees are not in civil service. Its physical property is held under private deeds, and is subject to local taxation. Government property, as you know, is not.

It is an engine that has created private wealth that is unimaginable, even to the most financially sophisticated. It has enabled an imperial elite to manipulate our economy for its own agenda and enlisted the government itself as its enforcer. It controls the times, dictates business, affects our homes and practically everything in which we are interested.

It takes powerful force to maintain an empire, and this one is no different. The concerns of the leadership of the “Federal Reserve” and its secretive international benefactors appear to go well beyond currency and interest rates.

Executive Order 11,110

President Kennedy’s Executive Order 11,110 gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.”

This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury‘s vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there. As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations.

$10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.

“United States Notes” were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury.

Jacob Rothschild

We compared a “Federal Reserve Note” issued from the private central bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve Bank a/k/a Federal Reserve System), with a “United States Note” from the U.S. Treasury issued by President Kennedy’s Executive Order.

They almost look alike, except one says “Federal Reserve Note” on the top while the other says “United States Note”. Also, the Federal Reserve Note has a green seal and serial number while the United States Note has a red seal and serial number.

President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation. Federal Reserve Notes continued to serve as the legal currency of the nation. According to the United States Secret Service, 99% of all U.S. paper “currency” circulating in 1999 are Federal Reserve Notes.

Kennedy knew that if the silver-backed United States Notes were widely circulated, they would have eliminated the demand for Federal Reserve Notes. This is a very simple matter of economics. The USN was backed by silver and the FRN was not backed by anything of intrinsic value.

Executive Order 11110 should have prevented the national debt from reaching its current level (virtually all of the nearly $9 trillion in federal debt has been created since 1963) if LBJ or any subsequent President were to enforce it.

It would have almost immediately given the U.S. Government the ability to repay its debt without going to the private Federal Reserve Banks and being charged interest to create new “money”. Executive Order 11,110 gave the U.S.A. the ability to, once again, create its own money backed by silver and realm value worth something.

Again, according to our own research, just five months after Kennedy was assassinated, no more of the Series 1958 “Silver Certificates” were issued either, and they were subsequently removed from circulation. Perhaps the assassination of JFK was a warning to all future presidents not to interfere with the private Rothschild Federal Reserve’s control over the creation of money.

It seems very apparent that President Kennedy challenged the “powers that exist behind U.S. and world finance”.

On November 22, 1963, JFK was shot dead in Dallas, Texas, in extremely strange circumstances. Phyllis Hall, a nurse who was part of desperate attempts to save the life of President John F Kennedy after he was assassinated has claimed he was shot by a “mystery bullet.” There is also strong evidence involving Lyndon B. Johnson (The following USA President) in the assassination conspiracy. -

See more at: http://humansarefree.com/2013/11/jfk-killed-after-shutting-down.html#sthash.sSmho0ej.dpuf

In Memoriam:  It took fifty years to find out that Kennedy wants us OUT of Vietnam by 1966*, and intended to  dump the Federal Reserve. ( the Executive order wasn’t submitted at the time of his assassination)

http://humansarefree.com/2013/11/jfk-killed-after-shutting-down.html

Excerpt:

On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Rothschild Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Rothschild Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress. We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid. When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed this Order, it returned to the United States federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency – money – without going through the privately owned Rothschild Federal Reserve Bank.  - See more at: http://humansarefree.com/2013/11/jfk-killed-after-shutting-down.html#sthash.sSmho0ej.dpuf

This was a stand up guy!

*I no longer have the documentation to support this; however, here is the URL to an article by the Christian Science Monitor, discussing this topic:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/1106/Would-John-F.-Kennedy-have-pulled-US-out-of-Vietnam

35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Full Name: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: AmericanProfession: 35th US President
Why Famous: 35th US President, the youngest ever elected at 43 and whose term office included The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Civil rights Movement in the US and the Space Race. Assassinated in 1963.

Born: 29th May, 1917
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: 22nd November, 1963 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Assassination

Married Life

1953-09-12 - Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

 

Historical Events in the Life of John F. Kennedy

1960-02-29 - JFK makes “missile gap” the presidential campaign issue
1960-07-13 - US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate
1960-09-12 - John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.
1960-10-14 - Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
1960-10-21 - JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)
1960-11-08 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
1961-01-20 - Robert Frost recites “Gift Outright” at JFK’s inauguration
1961-01-25 - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
1961-01-30 - JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps
1961-02-28 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
1961-03-13 - JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
1961-04-24 - JFK accepts “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs
1961-05-25 - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961-06-03 - JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna
1961-07-25 - In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1961-09-05 - JFK begins underground nuclear testing
1961-10-06 - JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961-11-18 - JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961-12-11 - JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1962-03-02 - JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
1962-09-29 - JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi
1962-09-30 - JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
1962-10-16 - Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962-10-18 - JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko
1962-10-22 - JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
1962-10-22 - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1962-10-26 - JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962-10-28 - Cuban missile crisis: US President Kennedy receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement
1963-02-19 - USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1963-05-08 - JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1963-06-10 - US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1963-06-11 - US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is “time to act”
1963-09-20 - JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
1963-10-07 - JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1963-11-21 - JFK flies to Texas
1963-11-22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
1963-11-23 - JFK’s body lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963-11-23 - LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
1963-11-25 - JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1967-03-14 - JFK’s body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy

Note – # 30 is a hoot – Anyone know why you’d rotate ammo? (I do) “X”

November 19, 2014

This article has been contributed by Daisy Luther. Visit The Organic Prepper and check out Daisy’s book The Pantry Primer: How To Build A One Year Food Supply In Three Months.

45 More Signs That You Might Be One of Those Crazy Preppers

A while back, I wrote an article called 30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.”  Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable.  We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by the unprepared and sometimes it’s fun to have a good laugh about their misconceptions of what we actually do.

Then Ebola happened, here on American soil, and a lot more people jumped on board the preparedness bandwagon.  To welcome the newbies, here are 45 MORE signs that you might have crossed over to the “prepped side.”  (Many of these came straight from the readers!)

Many of these will be things that non-preppers just can’t understand, but they’ll probably give you a warm glow. Feel the prepper solidarity!

  1. You spend your days off digging an underground bunker in your backyard.
  2. You have more than a thousand cheapo lighters that you purchased in bulk, stashed away in the back of your linen closet.  Oh…and you don’t even smoke.
  3. You eat a lot of ‘survival food’ now, so there is no ‘system shock’ when you are forced to eat only the items you have stocked (or that you GROW – hint hint).
  4. You stock alcohol in mass quantities so you can stay drunk after the SHTF.
  5. You stock alcohol in mass quantities – and you don’t even drink. (Barter, baby!)
  6. You know what? Forget stocking alcohol.  You have your own still.  You’ll make alcohol.
  7. You have enough salt to create another Dead Sea.
  8. You have a forest’s worth of firewood cut, stacked, and seasoned.
  9. You purchased 50 of these already for stocking stuffers for your friends/family/workmates/neighbor/random stranger.
  10. Speaking of Christmas, you gave Conflicted to everyone last year.
  11. When your friends ask about your favorite authors, instead of Hemmingway, Tolkien, or Kerouac, you get a blank stare when you tell them it’s John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman.
  12. You know exactly how many Mountain House buckets it takes to make a base for a single bed.
  13. You don’t stock up on milk. You get an actual cow.
  14. Your family doesn’t dare take something from the food stockpile without marking it off the list.
  15. Your kids know how to don a gas mask in 30 seconds.
  16. It’s not laser tag or paintballit’s tactical training.
  17. Everyone in your survival group carries the same firearm so that ammo is standardized.
  18. You have non-electric versions of appliances like wheat grinders, washing machines, and coffee makers.
  19. You yell at the TV every time a commercial for Doomsday Preppers comes on.  Oh. Wait. You don’t have a TV. But if you did, you’d yell, because you know how positively ridiculous and unrealistic that show is.
  20. Your family is no longer surprised when you announce, “Hey, we’re going to learn how to make (insert anything here)!”
  21. You have more how-to books stored on hard-drives than most public libraries have on the bookshelves.
  22. Your children have a plan to bug out from school.
  23. Alternatively, you homeschool and bugging out is part of the curriculum.
  24. You have more than three ways to cook dinner if the power goes out: a woodstove, a barbecue, a sun oven, a fire-pit, and/or a volcano stove.
  25. First Blood and Red Dawn are basic training films for your family.
  26. You have long since accepted the idea that if you’re not on someone’s list, you’re probably not doing it right.
  27. Your 7 year old knows Morse Code.
  28. You’re secretly disappointed when the electricity comes back on after only a few minutes.
  29. You know more ways to make a homemade knife than the entire population of your local prison combined.
  30. You don’t just rotate food, you rotate ammo.
  31. You know the distance from your door to your front gate is precisely 207 yards.
  32. Moving to a new house is no longer “moving”, but strategic relocation“.
  33. You have mapped out at least 3 different routes by car and 2 different routes on foot to get to your bug-out location.
  34. You know the difference between “Tyvek” and “Tychem” suits, and in which instance they should be used.
  35. Ditto the finer points of N-95  vs. N-100 masks.
  36. You watch The Walking Dead in order to critique their survival tactics. (And you were secretly delighted to see Beth building a fire in a Dakota pit.)
  37. Speaking of fire, you can start one in at least 3 different ways, and you always carry a lighter, a fresnel lens, and a magnesium firestarter.
  38. You have two (or more) of everything important, well, because “one is none.”
  39. You have a decoy food supply.
  40. Your kids think it’s a fun game to see who can find the most potential weapons in a room.
  41. Even your dog has a bug out bag – which she carries herself.
  42. You have elected NOT to purchase greater armament, because you plan on upgrading with your future assailant’s weaponry.
  43. Your EDC includes a knife, firearm w/extra mag, flashlight, mylar blanket, Chapstick, and an ounce of silver — and that’s just for when you’re walking the dog.
  44. The trunk of your car has enough supplies to carry you through an entire week during a major blizzard.
  45. One criterion for your new winter coat is that it fits over your body armor.

Can you relate?  What are some other signs you might be a “crazy prepper”?

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Among the many fights we are engaged in is the continual attack on Christian values by the aggressive homosexual lobby. This issue must be addressed; I’m not a parent; have no family, but the reprehensible nature of their agenda is beyond my ability to further comment and remain civil.

This e-mail from Mass Resistance; please go there (More link) and sign their petition. “X”

Just posted on the MassResistance website:

Fight back this week against corporations funding ‘gay’ attacks on children, families, & society.

Huge fundraising banquet for homosexual agenda in Boston this Saturday! You can take action now! More

Here’s an example of what major corporations are funding in elementary schools across the country!

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 Banks have many ways to make extra money from their customers. Below you’ll find the 10 most common bank rip-offs, along with actions you can take to protect yourself. (We compiled this list from The Wall Street Journal and Listverse.)

1. Fees for lines of credit

Even if you don’t use them, banks can charge you for lines of credit. U.S. Bank allows you to set up lines of credit to help with overdraft protection. If you use it, the APR is 21.9%. At TD Bank, a line of credit for overdraft protection on your checking account has an annual fee of $25 and a $10 per day charge. A home equity line of credit (HELOC) at TD Bank costs $50 annually plus whatever the rate is.

How to Protect Yourself: Not all banks will charge you if you are not using the line of credit. I have a line of credit with Bank of America for which I’m charged 3% plus LIBOR on what I use, not the full line. If you are considering a line of credit, make sure you will pay only on money borrowed.

2. Low interest rates on savings

Most savings accounts have pitiful interest rates. Inflation eats away your money if it’s sitting in an account earning 0.11%.

The bank doesn’t care. It can borrow money at the Federal Funds Rate (0.25%). And then turn around and “invest” that money in U.S. Treasury bonds paying 3%. Easy money for them. They don’t need yours.

How to Protect Yourself: Keep only as much money in your bank as you need for routine transactions. Put the bulk of your cash in either a brokerage account or, if you have decided to open an Income for Life policy, in that.

[An Income for Life policy is an account where you can earn up to 5% per year. We created a special report that talks all about it. Click here for details.

Call your bank or go online and link your checking and/or savings account(s) to your brokerage account. Set up automatic transfers so that you don’t keep too high a balance in checking or savings.

3. Special offers and aggressive sales techniques

To maximize profits, banks sell a variety of expensive financial products. These products include credit cards and loans as well as managed money services. If you keep a substantial balance in your accounts (for business or personal reasons), you will be regularly pitched on the advantages of using their services.

You may want to use such services from time to time, but be cautious. More often than not, you will discover that there are substantial costs associated with them, some of which may not be apparent from listening to the sales pitch or doing a quick read of the sales materials.

One common trick is to offer a low introductory rate on a credit card that jumps to 18% or 20% in a matter of months. Another ruse is offering a loan with a rate that is initially discounted but then climbs without notice.

How to Protect Yourself: Be skeptical. Assume that “special offers” are especially good for the bank and not so good for you. Ask about costs in very direct ways. Ask questions like, “Is this the full and complete cost or are there others?” or, “Are there any other terms I should be aware of?”

If you are introduced to the bank’s investment advisor, think of him as a salesman, not as an expert that knows more than you do about what you should do with your money. Ask questions, the dumber the better. Then follow up on those questions by asking for the answers in writing.

4. “Talk-to-a-human” fees

Some banks charge you to use tellers. Bank of America, for example, has an online-only account. If you use a teller, you pay an $8.95 per month transaction fee. If you have PNC’s “Virtual Wallet” account, you pay $7 per month to use a teller.

Other banks charge you for talking to a representative on the phone. At PNC, calling a customer service rep to make transactions instead of doing them online costs $2-3. At Union Bank, it costs $1.50 per month to be at the front of the telephone queue.

These fees are not scams. Banks have a right to charge them. Still, they allow the banks to make money from their customers on top of the big money they make from the saving/lending spread discussed above.

How to Protect Yourself: Ask your bank for an account that does not have a fee to talk to someone in person or on the phone. If they do not have one, look for an online bank at Bankrate. Alternatively, you could try a credit union. You can look for one in your area here. If there is not one in your area, you may be able to find a good one online.

5. Overdraft fees

Banks often charge a penalty when you bounce a check or withdraw more money than you have in your account. According to a recent study from Moeb’s Services, an economic services firm, the average overdraft fee is $30. Bank of America charges $35. TD Bank, $36.

Banks can also charge an additional fee as long as the account remains in arrears. And they often do charge this extra fee, sometimes as much as $5 or $10, on a daily basis.

Banks will tell you that it costs them money to deal with overdrafts, and it surely does. But I don’t believe for a moment that it costs them, on average, $30 per transaction. My guess is that they see overdraft penalties as a profit center in and of itself.

How to Protect Yourself: Set up overdraft protection by asking your bank to link your checking account to a savings account or credit card. If you overdraw your checking account, money will pull from your savings account or charge to your credit card. The most common fee you’ll pay here is a transfer fee of around $5. Not optimal, but far better than $30-plus for an overdraft.

Another solution is to always keep “extra” cash in your checking account as a buffer.

6. Credit card fees

Credit card issuers charge cash advance fees, statement copy fees, and several other fees.

Some banks charge an annual fee for the mere “privilege” of using their card. Normal fees range from $35-$95. The American Express platinum card will set you back $1,250 per year. And then there are the elite cards… such as the invitation-only American Express black card: $5,000 up front and $2,500 per year.

There are some advantages to having an elite card. But you should determine their value and make sure you can make use of them before paying for the card. I have an AMEX black card, and I’ve been trying to make it pay for about 10 years.

I get lots of additional airline miles when I buy things with the card. I get upgrades and discounts at hotels. I get various little benefits here and there. And I have access to a concierge service that is friendly but seldom gives me real deals.

Bottom line: It’s not paying for itself. The only reason I still have it is because it gives me an ego-boost to use it. I’m going to see a shrink about that. The irony is I’d probably pay her with my black card for my issues with the damn thing.

How to Protect Yourself: Choose a credit card that does not have an annual fee. Check Bankrate and Consumer Reports for reviews of the best cards.

Note: In May 2009, Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (aka the Credit CARD Act). The goal was to reduce unfair and confusing industry tactics by providing “basic standards of fairness, transparency, and accountability.” And it worked. It not only made the cost of credit cards clearer to consumers, it helped reduce late fees, stop credit card companies from jacking up interest rates, and virtually eliminated over-limit fees.

7. Currency conversion fees

Want to swap dollars for euros… or any other currency? You have to pay the bank a fee. And issuing banks usually charge fees for making foreign purchases with their credit cards.

According to Bankrate, Visa and MasterCard have a standard 1% fee for foreign purchases. Then the banks that issue those cards add another fee onto that. Fees can reach up to 4%, according to Credit.com. Wells Fargo, for instance, charges a 3% foreign currency conversion fee on credit card purchases.

If you use your debit card, the fee can be less. HSBC, for example, charges 1% on foreign debit transactions.

How to Protect Yourself: Call your credit card company and bank and ask if there are fees on foreign transactions. Ask if they can waive them. When converting currency overseas, go to a bank. It’s cheaper than the currency exchange counter at a hotel or the airport.

You can also use ATMs, which will probably give you the best rate of exchange. But then you will get hit with out-of-network ATM fees and conversion fees. And the owner of the foreign ATM may charge a fee.

Many banks charge higher fees for international ATM withdrawals—either a flat rate (typically $1-6) or a set percentage of your total withdrawal (usually 1-3%). Check with your bank before each trip abroad, as these fees can change often and without warning. And because these small fees can add up quickly, consider withdrawing larger amounts than you normally might (for fewer transactions at the ATM).

Another alternative is traveler’s checks. These work like cash. You can replace them at current exchange rates if you lose them. And, in many places, you don’t have to pay a fee to use them. Plus, they don’t expire… and are available in many different currencies.

8. Checking account fees

Most banks did away with checking account fees a long time ago. But after the 2009 meltdown, some have gone back to charging them. Bank of America, for example, charges $12 per month. PNC Bank charges $7.

Some banks also have minimum balance requirements. TD Bank, for example, makes you keep a $100 balance in your checking account to avoid a monthly fee. Bank of America requires a $1,500 balance.

And many banks now charge a fee for monthly paper statements.

How to Protect Yourself: Make sure your bank doesn’t charge a checking account fee. Watch out for minimum balance requirements. If there is a fee, ask about having it waived.

Some brokerage firms, like Fidelity Investments, offer a Cash Management account that acts like a checking account with no fees. They have free checking and free online bill paying. They even reimburse ATM fees worldwide.

Ally Bank also has free checking with no minimum balance and no maintenance fees.

To avoid paper statement fees, have your statements delivered digitally. You’ll have an online archive that you can always go back to. And if you ever need a copy of a particular statement, you can simply print it out.

9. ATM fees

Need cash but you’re not near a local branch of your bank? You can use another bank’s ATM. But watch out. Fees range from $2-$5, sometimes more. And your bank may charge an additional fee.

How to Protect Yourself: These fees shouldn’t affect you much if you’re diligent.

You can use a credit or debit card instead of cash. If you use an ATM that is in your debit card’s network, you may not be hit with a fee. And if you have a debit card issued from an online bank, the online bank may reimburse ATM charges to the tune of $15 (or so) per month. USAA, for example, does this.

If you need to transfer cash to someone (perhaps when splitting a check with friends), use a service like ClearXchange (a joint venture between Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo), PayPal, or one of the available smart phone apps.

Or just carry cash when you know you’ll need it.

10. Account closeout fees

Banks can charge a fee if you close your account within a given period of time, say, 90 days. Some require six months’ notice. Fees range from $5-$25.

How to Protect Yourself: If you’re thinking of closing an account, ask your bank if they charge a fee to do it. If you have two accounts at the bank, you may be able to transfer all of your money to one of them and avoid the fee.

Six Tips for Keeping Your Bank Accounts Safe

1. Choose a PIN that’s hard to guess.
“X” here – Forget “paperless”; be responsible and keep only the recent statements you might need. I don’t bank online, or pay other bills online. If the Gov’t and other org’s have been hacked, (they have) realize that their security measures are better than ours, but they were still victimized, and your vitals are at risk as well when this happens. Go to your local branch to pay your credit card, or make other transactions!
2. Shred or destroy your old statements. Better yet, go paperless.

3. When accessing your account online, do so only from your home computer. You never know how secure a public or free wireless network is.

4. Use a complex password to access your online account. Don’t worry about forgetting it. A program like LastPass (free) or RoboForm (paid) will remember it for you.

5. Don’t respond directly to emails that look like they are coming from your bank.

6. If someone from your bank calls, tell them you’ll call them right back. Then call them at the number listed on their website or on the back of your card.

Conclusion

Like brokerages and insurance companies, banks provide useful services. But also like their financial cousins, they make a profit by charging fees and commissions that are sometimes unreasonable and often unclear.

I have at least a dozen accounts with my primary bank and several accounts with smaller banks. At my primary bank, I get responsive, personal service from a small group of people, including the branch manager. They want my business so they work hard to keep me happy.

But that doesn’t mean I can accept whatever it is that they offer me in terms of rates, conditions, and terms. To ensure that I’m well treated I have to remain vigilant. I have to ask questions, read the fine print, and challenge them when I don’t like what I discover.

Your leverage with your bank will depend partly on how big the bank is (larger banks tend to be less flexible in some ways) and how valuable a customer you are. It may not be the branch manager, but you should have someone at your disposal who will work hard to keep you happy.

Best,

Mark Morgan Ford
Editor PBL’s Creating Wealth

OUR “Representatives” at work… GRR!

David Moon, Demand Progress

It’s almost unthinkable. Reports have surfaced that the Senate is contemplating doing something crazy: Resurrecting and passing an Internet censorship bill — part of the Stop Online Piracy Act

From JoeDanMedia – If you don’t -at least- SMILE at this, you’re a communist. (LMAO)

FROM A VALUED VETERAN FRIEND VIA E-MAIL:

BE ON HIGH ALERT APPROACHING THIS UP COMING HOLIDAY SEASON AND BE SURE TO WARN FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Just when you think you’ve heard it all. Here comes Another scam. This scam is very clever. Be very Careful out there! One could easily fall for this – Beware of people bearing gifts! There is a new and clever credit card scam. Please circulate this. Someone it happened to says it works like this:

Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from Someone who said that he was from some outfit Called: “Express Couriers” asking if I was going To be home because there was a package for me, And the caller said that the delivery would arrive At my home in roughly an hour. And sure enough, About an hour later, a uniformed delivery man Turned up with a beautiful basket of flowers and Wine. I was very surprised since it did not involve Any special occasion or holiday, and I certainly Didn’t expect anything like it. Intrigued about who Would send me such a gift, I inquired as to who The sender is. The delivery man’s reply was, he Was only delivering the gift package, but allegedly A card was being sent separately; (the card has Never arrived!). There was also a consignment Note with the gift.

He then went on to explain that because the gift Contained alcohol, there was a $3.50 “delivery Charge” as proof that he had actually delivered The package to an adult, and not just left it on the Doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by Anyone.

This sounded logical and I offered to pay him Cash. He then said that the company required The payment to be by credit or debit card only So that everything is properly accounted for.

My husband, who by this time was standing beside Me, pulled his wallet out of his pocket with the Credit/debit card, and ‘John’, the “delivery man”, Asked my husband to swipe the card on the small Mobile card machine which had a small screen And keypad where Frank was also asked to enter The card’s PIN and security number. A receipt Was printed out and given to us.

To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and The following Monday, $4,000 had been Charged/withdrawn from our credit/debit account At various ATM machines.

It appeared that somehow the “mobile credit Card machine” which the delivery man carried Now had all the info necessary to create a “dummy” card with all our card details after my Husband swiped our card and entered the Requested PIN and security number.

Upon finding out about the illegal transactions On our card, we immediately notified the bank Which issued us the card, and our credit/debit Account was closed.

We also personally went to the Police, where It was confirmed that it is definitely a scam Because several households had been similarly Hit.

WARNING: Be wary of accepting any “surprise Gift or package”, which you neither expected nor Personally ordered, especially if it involves any Kind of payment as a condition of receiving the Gift or package. Also, never accept anything if You do not personally know or there is no proper Identification of who the sender is.

Above all, the only time you should give out any Personal credit/debit card information is when You yourself initiated the purchase or transaction!
If you pass this on, it may just prevent someone Else from being swindled!

 
According to Snopes this is true,  http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/creditcard.asp

This is a long post; while I usually post items in their entirety, this time I chose an introduction, with their link. “X”

Courtesy of Clash Daily:

BREAKING: Here’s Jonathan Gruber’s Health Care Comic Book for Stupid Americans

health care cover

By Tim Young
Clash Daily Guest Contributor

By now we all know who Jonathan Gruber is… and if you don’t, turn on the news.  The quotes this ‘architect’ of Obamacare gave us on his work were golden:

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes,” and

“If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies, ok? … lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical to getting this thing to pass.”

After those quotes, it makes perfect sense that Gruber’s greatest treatise for the stupid American voters is a comic book… and when I heard this, I had to find a copy and read it for myself so that you, the stupid American voter, wouldn’t have to.

The title of this comic book shockingly isn’t ‘The Adventures of Dr. Deception and the Bullshit Brigade,” instead, Gruber went with the more subtle “Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works.”  Now I know that that title sounds boring, but when you get into the pile of lies inside, it gets extremely exciting.

Disclaimer: This is a satirical opinion piece based on the book, Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works by Jonathan Gruber which was published by Hill and Wang (December 20, 2011) and can be found for purchase and your own analysis on Amazon.com and Barnes & Nobles.com and at other booksellers.

10653296_10100840208168043_4088855315341765595_nConservative Comedian Tim Young has been a guest on Fox News Channel’s ‘Red Eye,’ Huffington Post Live, RT’s The Alyona Show and dozens of syndicated radio shows.

A respected journalist and pundit, his writing has been featured on the cover of HuffingtonPost.com, Washingtonian Magazine, Patch.com, Voice of Baltimore and other major publications. In 2011, he was Young Member Chair of the National Press Club, representing all media under the age of 35.

Tim’s website is TimYoung.com and you can follow him on Twitter @timrunshismouth.

http://clashdaily.com/2014/11/breaking-here-is-jonathan-grubers-health-care-comic-book-stupid-americans/

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Excerpt -  VETERANS DAY A History of  Service & Sacrifice

World War I resulted in the deaths of 9 million soldiers, sailors, and airmen. The “War To End All Wars” ended at 11 a.m., November 11th, 1918. The leaders decided to cease fighting on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, but the shelling continued until the final seconds as commanders tried in vain to take more territory before the war ended.

American Henry Gunther was killed 60 seconds before the fighting stopped. Acting against orders of his sergeant, Gunther fixed his bayonet and charged astonished German troops who were aware the armistice was nearly upon them. They tried to warn the American soldier to stop his attack, but in the end they stopped his charge with a burst of machinegun fire. He was officially the last American killed during what was at that time known simply as “The Great War.”

Soldiers returned home from the trenches of France with horror stories—the likes of which the world had never before heard—and small groups of grateful citizens realized there had to be some small way to repay the debt of this battlefield sacrifice.

At first, November 11th was celebrated as Armistice Day. But the prediction that the horrors of the Great War would be terrible enough to cause nations and their leaders to avoid another conflict did not prove correct. World War I only got its current official name after the next worldwide conflict that would take millions more lives. The surprise Sunday morning attack on Pearl Harbor drew the United States into a war that had already caused tremendous casualties around the Pacific Rim and across much of Europe.

By the time World War II had ended, American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines had witnessed and survived horrors that were unthinkable back in 1918.

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