Skip to comments.I'M CALLING FOR A GENERAL FINANCIAL MARKET STRIKE
Posted on 12/20/2011 11:16:33 PM PST by SatinDoll
I have received a few emails asking if I was still content with my decision to shut down my brokerage. Not only am I content, but after seeing the news that broke over the weekend, I am of the considered opinion that the entire financial blogging community should formally call for a general financial market strike. And Im not kidding. A couple of things have happened regarding the MF Global mess that I dont think got the attention they should have because they broke over the weekend. So let me fill you all in.
First, all notions of personal property rights were essentially destroyed when the MF Global trustee began seizing customers gold and silver bullion held in storage if that bullion was purchased through contracts brokered by MF Global. In case youre not following, let me restate. MF Global customers who traded in precious metals and actually took delivery and OWNED bullion, as in outright, free and clear OWNERSHIP, complete with a warehouse receipt (aka title) with SERIAL NUMBERS designating exactly which physical bars they OWNED, and were PAYING RENT to STORE their own property in a secure VAULT, complete with statements indicating that these storage fees were paid in full, are having THEIR PROPERTY THAT THEY OWN AND ARE PAYING RENT TO STORE CONFISCATED by the MF Global trustee in order to feed the gaping maw that is the MF Global estate.
This would be EXACTLY like if you rented a little storage space at one of the thousands of storage facilities that dot this nation, and stored a car there. I used to do exactly this when I had multiple cars. Imagine the owner of the storage facility went bankrupt. Now imagine that a trustee SEIZED YOUR CAR, sold it, and used YOUR PROPERTY to feed the storage franchise owners BK. Nevermind that you had an explicit RENTAL AGREEMENT and that you had receipts proving that you were paying monthly rent on said storage space, and that you could produce clear title to the car showing that you owned it, and that the VIN numbers matched.
Do you understand what is happening now? This is outright confiscation of personal property. After having their money stolen out of their accounts and being locked out of their accounts, unable to trade or even liquidate WHILE THE MARKETS CONTINUED TO TRADE, these people are now having their PERSONAL PHYSICAL PROPERTY stolen and redistributed to the MF Global estate, in order to feed Corzines gambling debts MADE ILLEGALLY WITH FUNDS STOLEN OUT OF THE CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS to repay counterparties with J.P. Morgan at the fore.
So guess what? This is now establishing the precedent that ANY property held by a third party can be seized and confiscated to feed a bankruptcy of said third party. This includes BANK DEPOSITS. Now, please consider that all of the major banks in the United States are insolvent, and insolvent MULTIPLE TIMES OVER. Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi, all of them. When these banks collapse and they WILL collapse - any deposits they are holding WILL BE CONFISCATED and redistributed to their counterparties. Citation URL here at Market-Ticker.org:
Oh, but theres more.
Also announced over the weekend was the jaw-dropping, yet illuminating fact that the MF Global bankruptcy was fraudulently, nefariously and illegally drawn up as a Chapter 7 BK for a SECURITIES DEALER and NOT a commodity brokerage as it should have been. Look, MF Global was the second-largest non-bank FCM in the United States next to NewEdge which is the old FIMAT. If MF Global wasnt an FCM, then there are no FCMs. Of course it was an FCM. It had $7.2 billion in customer seg funds as of August 31, 2011. And yet MF Global was immediately, from the get-go, put into Chapter 7 BK as a SECURITIES FIRM. This is fraud. MF Globals BK should have OBVIOUSLY been established under Subchapter IV of the Chapter 7 code as a COMMODITY BROKERAGE.
Why wasnt this done? Because in a Subchapter IV liquidation of a commodity brokerage firm, guess who is absolutely and unequivocally at the front of the line? You guessed it: the CUSTOMERS. In the Chapter 7 liquidation of a securities firm, guess who goes to the front of the line? Uh-huh. The creditors, aka the counterparties on the firms proprietary positions. As in . . . J.P. Morgan, et al.
Now we know why this unprecedented action of raping the customers has happened. It was set up that way. Now are you telling me that NO ONE at the CFTC appreciated the difference between the BK subchapters? Are you honestly telling me that Terry Duffy and NO ONE at the CME understood the difference between a securities firm liquidation and a Subchapter IV commodities firm liquidation and the massive consequences to the customers? Not a single one of them understood this massive difference? Bullshit. Of course they knew. They set it up that way from day one. And they continue to know. And this fricking charade just keeps going and going, and the rape and confiscation of the customers' property continues apace. The fix was in on the customers and J.P. Morgan was put at the front of the line willfully, intentionally and with extreme malice aforethought by all those parties concerned. Citation Hotlink here:
And this is why I am now formally calling for the financial industry blogging community to officially push for and declare a general market strike. I call for all decent people of good will to withdraw ALL FUNDS from the financial markets and cease to trade in solidarity with the MF Global rape victims until such time as the MF Global BK is properly filed as a Subchapter IV commodity brokerage liquidation and their private property is FULLY RESTORED.
If this is how theyre going to play, I say lets shut the whole damn thing down. Lets show these rat bastards how we do things in the Civilized World. Molon Labe.
We're cashing out of a life insurance policy and paying off the mortgage and the car. Any money left over is going into food, ammo, other essentials.
It is going to be a rough trip.
Debt free and out of the corrupt market is the only place to be.
Welcome to my world.
Does anyone else get the feeling that this wasn't just the greed of Corzine and his buds at MF Global but was orchestrated to accomplish exactly the result in the above statement? That someone ordered them to do this in order to strip people of their property?
(donning my tinfoil now)
In a word, yes.
Aiyeee! that’s scary. I had only read up to the point of the quote I used when I posted. Without directly saying it the rest of her article gives evidence to my theory. It’s more Cloward/Piven and redistribution of wealth from the masses to the elites. Preparation for the coming New World Order dictatorship.
All it would take is one little leak that someone very high up leaned on the BK judge - I am talking about a MAJOR scandal, impeachment. Either this lady is going to go to her grave quickly or something very big is about to happen.
And I cannot believe that EVERY FBI agent who knows about this is going to keep his/her mouth shut. Yes, the vast majority of them are into their ‘go along, get along’ keep-your-pension mentality, but there’s always the black sheep FBI agent with steel morals who will not back down when he/she witnesses massive wrongdoing.
What do you expect when a gold and silver holding company goes bankrupt?
Thank you for posting this. There is article in Barron’s this week written sympathetic to stockholders of CME like MFGlobal customers have no more claim to their property than stockholders. The fix is in. This is big. This is ominous. This needs to be exposed quickly. Holder will not let FBI pursue the truth. GENERAL FINANCIAL MARKET STRIKE would be appropriate.
And yet—who is in jail for this? Nobody.
“Do you understand what is happening now? This is outright confiscation of personal property. After having their money stolen out of their accounts and being locked out of their accounts, unable to trade or even liquidate WHILE THE MARKETS CONTINUED TO TRADE, these people are now having their PERSONAL PHYSICAL PROPERTY stolen and redistributed to the MF Global estate, in order to feed Corzines gambling debts MADE ILLEGALLY WITH FUNDS STOLEN OUT OF THE CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS to repay counterparties with J.P. Morgan at the fore.”
Think your 401k is safe?
our free society can not function if the govt..the media...the bankers..are all in cahoots.....
Today’s money is only 1’s and 0’s in cyberspace.
It ain’t your property unless it is in your pocket!
Barnhardt’s recent publicity campaign is starting to affect her ego and her reasoning skills.
Don’t pay off debts!!!
Wait until money is worthless, then pay them off...
When it takes $1000 to buy a loaf of bread, you can pay off your mortgage for about the same...
Hyperinflation wipes out debt, so have as much debt as you can manage going where Obama is taking us.
Obama set the precedent by stealing GM & Chrysler from the bondholders and handing them over to the unions...
Buy Beanie Babies. Lots of upside and no downside.
Theys a comin back.
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