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1. Introduction & Theme – 0:00 – Theme: The Beginning is Here. Began the year with “The Beginning is Near.” Signs of change are accelerating. …
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2. Money & Markets – 01:43 – Greece elections anti-climactic. Greece “essentially shut out” of corporate bond market. Eurozone troubles continue. Spain. More millionaires in Asia than in US. Iran sanctions. Japan moving forward with government insurance to insure Iranian oil shipments. US Fed met on Wednesday. Bernanke at press conference announced lower growth with unemployment still high at year’s end. Operation Twist extended. Expect to see a new round of home refinancing offers in your mail. Congress votes to not extend unemployment benefits and to block efforts to restore $4.5bn in food stamp funding. Is this a plan? Obama has ads running saying the economy is better. Bernanke and Congress just did their level best to communicate the opposite. Moody’s downgrades 15 major global banks. Romney’s chances of winning the election are skyrocketing. Update on Franklin’s comments last week: silver looks much weaker …. so it’s too early to swap into silver. 10 ideas that made $100MM dollars. TransPacific Partnership would limit US jurisdiction over foreign companies in US. Senate approves Farm Act. …
3. Solari Heroes – 14:49 — Col. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr, and Judge Katherine Fallon – Col. Dunlap’s essay “The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012”. Judge Fallon issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the government from enforcing NDAA Section 1021(b) and held her ground (in a June 6 ruling) when the government attempted to limit the injunction to the named plaintiffs (Chris Hedges, Daniel Elsberg and five other dissidents). …
4. Ask Catherine – 17:03 — Why do they need Romney for ‘radical re-engineering’? What are good resources for speed reading courses? Have you read “Blindness” by Jose Saramago? …
5. Interview – 20:14 – Catherine with Jon Rappoport give their list of 10 top books for the 21st century. This is part 1 of 2.
- Politics in Healing by Daniel Haley
- Deep Survival by Lawrence Gonzales
- Utopia or Oblivion by Buckminster Fuller
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Republic by Plato
- Trading with the Enemy by Charles Higham
- The Air-conditioned Nightmare by Henry Miller
- UFOs and the National Security State, Part 2 by Richard Dolan
- Flow My Tears the Policeman Said by Phillip K. Dick
- Family Wealth by James E. Hughes, Jr.
6. Let’s Go to the Movies – 1:29:10 – The Name of the Rose – The Name of the Rose was made into a film in 1986, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starring Sean Connery as William of Baskerville and Christian Slater as Adso.
7. Up Next & Closing – 1:33:08 – Jul 5, Dale Dougherty on The Maker Movement. Jul 12, Precious Metals Market Report with Franklin Sanders. Jul 19, Overview of Global Equity Markets. …
In the 21st century, the challenge will be to decentralize reality. If every human could rise to the level of harnessing his/her imagination at ten percent of peak power, at five percent of peak power, the lives of all of us would change radically. We would begin to truly live. A “spontaneity of time” would occur.
~ Jon Rappoport from The Secret Behind Secret Societies
By Catherine Austin Fitts
For several years, one of the top questions from Solari Report subscribers is “what are the best books to help me understand what is really going on?” I am a speed reader – picking favorites is quite a feat as my list of favorites is long and the topics varied. Inspired by your questions, I am going to do a Part I this week and a Part II next month.
I’ve invited Jon Rappoport to join me for the challenge of naming the best books to help you navigate the 21st century. Jon and I are on quite a roll. We just finished a great series “Lets Go to the Movies” on best movies and documentaries.
I will start with Money & Markets and Ask Catherine, so post any questions or events you want me to cover this week. Also, please post the books you find the most useful for helping you navigate this crazy, wonderful world of ours. It would be great to have quite a rich collection gathered for many subscribers.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review a particular favorite, “In the Name of the Rose,” based on Umberto Eco’s masterful thriller by the same name. It tells the story of a brilliant monk who solves a murder mystery and bests the Inquisition. It reminds us of the ageless importance of books and libraries and what can go amiss when groups organize and build power by hoarding knowledge.
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(14 March 07)
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