Showing posts with label US Treasury. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Treasury. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design

What's interesting about this project is the lack of mention of the Federal Reserve Bank...and no $1 note...  -AK

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design
Posted by Jonathan Terrasi
November 20, 2014 at 2:21pm

Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master's thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased American leaders to highlighting America's modern scientific, economic, and environmental achievements. Purrington's concepts feature such landmarks in the country's history as Chicago's Willis Tower on the ten-dollar bill, and its pioneering role in space exploration on the fifty-dollar note.

The Basel, Switzerland-based designer accomplishes this emphasis on modern America with an equally modern and adept combination of minimalist aesthetics and vibrant pallete, while still retaining some iconic features of currently circulated bills. Alongside the greater richness and prominence of the featured images influenced by the Swiss Franc, the concepts preserve the Federal Government and Treasure Department seals, the Latin motto, and security features. Though these imaginative pieces certainly capture the eye, Purrington intended them merely as a launchpad for reconsidering the current designs, not as proposed replacements in themselves.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HSBC restricts withdrawls, UST steals 401Ks, and Jamie gets a Raise!!

HSBC restricts withdrawls, UST steals 401Ks, and Jamie gets a Raise!!

A little more Financial News for your Saturday morning read.

First up, HSBC is showing a lovely bit of transparency.

Bank-Run Fears Continue; HSBC Restricts Large Cash Withdrawals

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Following research last week suggesting that HSBC has a major capital shortfall, the fact that several farmer's co-ops were unable to pay back depositors in China, and, of course, the liquidity crisis in China itselfnews from The BBC that HSBC is imposing restrictions on large cash withdrawals raising a number of red flags. The BBC reportsthat some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it. HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November for their own good: "We ask our customers about the purpose of large cash withdrawals when they are unusual... the reason being we have an obligation to protect our customers, and to minimise the opportunity for financial crime." As one customer responded: "you shouldn't have to explain to your bank why you want that money. It's not theirs, it's yours."

Via The BBC,
Some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it, the BBC has learnt.

Listeners have told Radio 4's Money Box they were stopped from withdrawing amounts ranging from £5,000 to £10,000.

HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November.

The bank says it has now changed its guidance to staff.


"When we presented them with the withdrawal slip, they declined to give us the money because we could not provide them with a satisfactory explanation for what the money was for. They wanted a letter from the person involved."

Mr Cotton says the staff refused to tell him how much he could have: "So I wrote out a few slips. I said, 'Can I have £5,000?' They said no. I said, 'Can I have £4,000?' They said no. And then I wrote one out for £3,000 and they said, 'OK, we'll give you that.' "

He asked if he could return later that day to withdraw another £3,000, but he was told he could not do the same thing twice in one day. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Updated: US Citizens Defined as Property of the Government

Updated: 1/18/2014 Updated 14 trillion to 14 Quadrillion. Thanks to D. for correcting the number to what is in the actual UCC filing... 

Note: updated PDF to remove yellow highlighting in PDF which didn't translate well on SCRIBD. -AK

US Citizens Defined as Property of the Government
By American Kabuki

This UCC document appeared on one of the Skype chats yesterday, it seemed familar to one mentioned to me by a very connected financial person. The UCC filing statement from 2011 raised 14.3 Trillion Quadrillion in money under the Obama Administration by using the the people of the United States as "property improvement" capital on the land for purposes of collateral. You can't file a UCC on property, but you can file on property improvements.

Essentially they sold you for 14.3 Trillion  Quadrillion dollars in borrowed funds. This is quite separate and additional from the birth certificate bonds.

I emailed my banking finance contact and they provided me with President Clinton's 1997 Presidential Order, publicly defining the people of the United States as Property of the United States.

Defining people as property has been going on since the 1930s but was only declared publicly in 1997 by President Clinton.

Here's the quote from my anonymous contact:
The UCC-1 filing that you posted is related to this matter however, The executive order specifically mentioning publicly that we are Human Capital was Executive Order No. 13037 March 4, 1997 (specifically section 2 subsection ( b ) ). Prior to this the registrations of birth was secretly used in order to create a 'Bond' or debt on each individual. This has been taking place since 1933 in private.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

These New $100 Bills Are Going to Be Huge Overseas

A view of a the new 2009 series $100 bill on Oct. 4 in Washington.
Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

D. asked me to post this as she is busy right now. -Bill

D's comments below in blue: 

[10/9/13 12:12:38 PM] D: yep- lower right hand side- it says "Series 2009" thank you bloomberg and main stream media for showing us the transparency!

[10/9/13 12:14:38 PM] D: history: in Oct 2011 I saw the first copy of a photo of the "new" $100 bill.  I didnt' think anything of it at the time.  then in 2012 other "leaked" photos of the "New" $100.  I blew up the photo and noticed that right there on the bill it says :  "series 2009"

[10/9/13 12:14:51 PM] D: it also says it's a Federal Reserve Note.

[10/9/13 12:15:37 PM] D: the Fed hasn't had any printing presses or printed a single bill of any denomination since 2009- which makes this photo really hysterical.

[10/9/13 12:17:11 PM] D: So they printed them all in 2009 and held onto them.  They were suppose to be released in 2011, then in 2012, then 3 different times in 2013..... and yet, they haven't been released.

[10/9/13 12:17:43 PM] D: Now why would that be?   Oh we all know the official excuses (apparently, they just keep printing them wrong (facepalm))

[10/9/13 12:18:04 PM] D: or.... is it that they have nothing to back the new $100 bills with :D

These New $100 Bills Are Going to Be Huge Overseas

By Mark Glassman October 08, 2013

In the midst of a government shutdown over federal spending, a new $100 bill began circulating Tuesday. At least we assume it did: The U.S. Treasury, like much of the government, couldn’t be reached for comment, and no one is making change with a crisp, new hundred this morning. (Update: The Fed confirmed late Tuesday night that the new $100s went into circulation without a hitch.)

The Series 2009 $100 note is more expensive to print than the last version—12.7¢ per bill vs. 7.8¢ for the older style—but it’s designed to be harder to counterfeit and easier to authenticate. The hundred note still features Ben Franklin on the front and Independence Hall on the back, along with more colorful illustrations and hidden text and pictographs that reveal themselves only under certain conditions.

If now feels like a bizarre time to begin printing new, more expensive money, rest assured that the $100 bill plays an essential role in the U.S. economy. Although most Americans are unlikely to use the new note regularly, if at all, the hundred is by far the largest store of value for all circulating U.S. currency.

GRAPHIC: Ben Franklin's Face-Lift: The New $100 Bill

At the end of 2012, there were about $10 billion in singles in circulation, according to the Federal Reserve. There were $863 billion in hundreds making the rounds—more than three-quarters of the value of all U.S. notes. Although hundreds are the most commonly counterfeited bill, they have grown significantly more important to the economy over the last 20 years.

Bill Adams, senior economist at PNC Financial (PNC), estimates that from 1992 to 2012, the share of the U.S. gross domestic product accounted for by hundred-dollar bills doubled. Today, he says, hundreds represent close to 6 percent of gross domestic product.

Most of that currency is probably not in the United States. In 2010, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke noted that up to two-thirds of all hundred notes are circulating abroad.

VIDEO: El-Erian Gets His Hands on the New $100 Bill

“The hundred is extremely popular in other countries,” says Tu Packard, a senior economist at Moody’s Analytics (MCO). “In countries that have high inflation, it’s a more trusted medium of exchange.” Where hundreds are concerned, she adds, “the fresher the bill, the better.” Older, beaten-up currency is often frowned upon in countries that have seen their own currency devalued quickly. Packard recalled having an easier time exchanging a hundred-dollar bill in Kyrgyzstan than her travel companion did because her own note appeared newer and less-weathered.

The hundred typically has a longer lifespan than other bills because it is used less frequently. The average hundred circulates for about 15 years, according to the Fed.

The new bill is also arriving a little late. It was supposed to go into circulation in February 2011, but a production problem caused delays. Its predecessor arrived on March 25, 1996—80 days after the last government shutdown.

STORY: Three Subtle Changes to the Flashy New $100 Bill

Friday, August 2, 2013

Registered in Delaware
as a Religious Non-profit Corporation

by American Kabuki
8/2/13 Note: minor corrections to law origins of Papal fealty in England -AK
8/4/13 struck out text that was not historically accurate, inserted text and link to an article that gives the in depth story of how England swore fealty to the Vatican. -AK

If you've been wondering how the Pope Francis recent Apostolic Letter regarding the Roman Curia law removing legal immunity and liability from governments, attorneys and judges, might affect governments around the world, then read on. I got many inquiries asking for how a Roman law can affect an ostensibly secular government.  And that's a far enough question...and I couldn't remember the exact reason in law why that was true, so I asked a friend who I knew would know.

I got this reply from a friend well versed in law and the history of the legal systems:
It pre-dates this but in looking to John the Noble (King John) before the Magna Carta, He was trying to break away from the Vatican back in the middle ages, I can get dates later.
Pope Innocent III in 1216 stuck King John's balls to the fire with the king's nobles by threatening to excommunicate him and all of England if he did not pledge fealty to the Papal SEE (along with money and land).
The nobles threatened to wage war to dethrone him. He caved. Hence the Papal SEE took over the title to the land of England and its wealth. The Magna Carta came about as a result of John's reign pissing off the nobles with the contention with Pope Innocent III in 1216.  John's judicial reforms had a lasting impact on the English common law system.

In fundamentals of law class I learned that Roman Law is a foundation of modern law (not Natural Law -  2 different entities). Later on Church law became the overseer of that existing law. Papal Bulls took over around 1455 which is much like the current Executive Orders each succeeding tyrant signs to circumvent the constitutional; based law here.
AK: For the complete story (with accurate dates) of how England swore fealty to Rome see: 
LATE UPDATE: 8/2/2013 3:37 PM I got this URL from Lisa Harrison to an article that goes into the importance of Pope Francis Apostolic Letter to law: Its well worth a read!

LATER UPDATE 8/2/2013 4:44 PM I got another URL from Lisa Harrison, this one is a video that gives a good deal of background history on the Vatican bank (IOR) and how the Vatican came to control vast tracks of land.

I knew the deed for Washington DC was held at a Catholic Diocese (read thread found HERE):
....from the D&B sponsored Mantra Corp website, linked below:
If you click on the “Government of the United States HQ” link, you’ll see another website page with some fairly detailed—and possibly bewildering—information. For example, you’ll see that this “Government of the United States” has its address at:

“The U.S. Capitol

“Washington, DC 20515-0001”

Its phone number is “(202) 224-3121”. Business Hours are “24/7”.

You can click the “map” link and see a graphic indicating that this “Government” is located on “Capitol Hill” (same place as Congress) in Washington DC.

None of that seems particularly surprising (other than the idea that our “Government” might be a “company” and/or a conglomerate of “companies”). But the report does begin to seem a little strange under the heading “About Government Of The United States” where we read:

“government, owner Archbishop Deric R. McCloud of Basilica Shrine, Michigan and 4th NE Street, Washington,DC”. 
I wasn't aware the purported "government" was registered as religious non-profit corporation in Delaware. This was sent to me today... given the above it's really not surprising I suppose....but here it is in black and white!

  USA INC Corp Registration in Delware

Friday, September 21, 2012


Updated: 9/23/2012 I sent this inquiry to Benjamin Fulford:

Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:11:54 -0700

Can you or your sources confirm this?  I have a concern this might be a Lydon LaRouche PR stunt to attract Ron Paul followers.  Would like to know also what Keenan thinks of this?

Fulford Benjamin
8:21 PM (14 hours ago)

to me 

Several groups have done copycats of what Neil Keenan did but if the men with guns ignore it, then it is just an empty gesture. 

Benjamin Fulford 古歩道ベンジャミン  


This was posted at this Australian blog of all places, the UCC filings are indeed real.  What I don't know if its anything related to what Neil Keenan is doing or if this is an independent effort. My comments are in red, all others in black are the original author's writing. -AK

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012


The US Dept of Treasury is set to foreclose on “the Fed” by virtue of filing a UCC-1 financing statement and a lien on the Federal Reserve System.

The IRS and other parties is/are also listed as a Secured Party Creditor in accordance with the IRS becoming a benevolent organsization.

It’s a UCC Financing statement  (File #0000000181425776) AMENDMENT which was done on August 12th of this year.  And you know who the debtor and secured parties are?

Debtor Information for File Number: 0000000181425776
Name Address


[Note: See photo above -AK]


[Note: The above is US Treasury address, not sure why its here and below, except for possibly the intermingling of FED and TREASURY in the same offices.  -AK

Further note:  The Treasury Building is used primarily for executive offices, the Secretary of the Treasury and Deputy Secretary occupying suites on the third floor. Despite its size, the Building can accommodate only about 10 percent of all Treasury personnel located in Washington.]



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Rot Spreads

A reader sent me this masthead from the Huffington Post, what a photo of Geithner! LOL!!!

The article masthead has since changed and I'll just link some URLs below as it appears these articles are being updated in real time at the Huffington Post.

Also this link from Business Week:

Friday, June 29, 2012

$700 Billion Bond Purchase?

This appeared at Rumor Mill News today.  The classified ad in the Washington Post is here.


$700,000,000,000.00, (SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION) BOND


A $700,000,000,000.00, (Seven Hundred Billion U S Dollars) Offset Bond Has been delivered / issued to the UNITED STATES TREASURY DEPARTMENT. Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury has taken possession of it for the benefit of I, Phillip Vernon Crowell
Appeared in: Washington Post on Wednesday, 06/27/2012 

PS: If anyone knows who Phillip Vernon Crowell is, let us know.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Timmy's Troubles

Updated March 3, 2012
Created February 27, 2012
Former Forbes Asia desk editor Ben Fulford wrote:
"As predicted, the collapse of the Satan worshipping financial mafia is accelerating. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was detained for questioning by New York police on February 24th and was released after giving evidence about many high level financial criminals, according to New York police sources. “In most cases we have to slap people to get them to talk but in his case we had to slap him to shut him up,” one of the interrogators joked. Geithner has been released but is accompanied at all times by an armed deputy to make sure he does not leave the country."