Tags: Barter

Are Tensions About to Flare Up Between the U.S., Iran and Russia Over Oil Barter Deal?

While people remain focused on Russia’s annexation of Crimea and fears that Putin may make aggressive moves in eastern Ukraine, it may be a barter deal between Russia and Iran for oil that takes tensions between the U.S. and Russia to a whole other level.

For example The Washington Post reports that:

As Russia seems poised to extend its land grab into eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is also edging toward a deal with Iran that would make a mockery of the P5+1 interim agreement with Iran. News reports confirm that ”Russia could exchange non-monetary goods for up to 500,000 barrels of Iranian petroleum each day under the possible arrangement, which may ultimately pave the way for as much as $20 billion in trade, insiders told [Reuters] for a Wednesday report.” Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a sanctions guru, is quoted as saying, “If Washington can’t stop this deal, it could serve as a signal to other countries that the United States won’t risk major diplomatic disputes at the expense of the sanctions regime.” Even the State Department acknowledges that the deal would violate the interim deal.

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The Greeks Have Already Dumped the Euro

Really fascinating article about how many cities and communities in Greece have already moved on from the euro to bartering as well as alternative currencies.  The city of Volos, 200 miles north of Athens with a population of 170,000 is highlighted in the article due to the size of its alternative money market centered around a local currency call the Tem.  This sort of behavior will be the wave of the future in all countries, as Central Bank currencies are debased into extinction.  It’s interesting because while I was in Crested Butte over New Year’s I noticed they have a local currency going there called Crested Butte Bucks and I was really surprised to see that you can spend them pretty much anywhere in town.  I also highlighted this trend in my post earlier this year English City of Bristol Launches its Own Local Currency.

Now, from the Guardian:

It’s been a busy day at the market in downtown Volos. Angeliki Ioanitou has sold a decent quantity of olive oil and soap, while her friend Maria has done good business with her fresh pies.

But not a single euro has changed hands.

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The Rebirth of Barter

Justice in the hands of the powerful is merely a governing system like any other. Why call it justice? Let us rather call it injustice, but of a sly effective order, based entirely on cruel knowledge of the resistance of the weak, their capacity for pain, humiliation and misery.
- Georges Bernanos
(1888-1948)

Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded.
– Senator William Jenner
(1908-1985) U.S. Senator (IN-R)

The Final Act of the Uruguay Round, marking the conclusion of the most ambitious trade negotiation of our century, will give birth – in Morocco – to the World Trade Organization, the third pillar of the New World Order, along with the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund.
– Government of Morocco
April, 1994   Source: New York Times, full page ad by the government of Morocco

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The Plates of Power are Shifting
What an amazing time to be alive.  Whereas in prior decades plans for global dominance by TPTB via a global fiat currency and supranational organizations set up under the guise of “the general welfare” were largely kept hidden from the public, there was always going to be a coming out party where these control-freaks needed to “sell” global bondage to the 99.9%.  Whether you believe 9/11 and the collapse of 2008 were planned or just randomly happened is largely irrelevant.  What is indisputable at this stage is that these events were both used as the “crises” to announce their plans.  9/11 was the catalyst to sell the sheeple on the police state here in America and in reality across the entire globe.  Despite the fact that you probably have a greater likelihood of being hit by lightning while riding a tricycle than being killed in a terrorist attack, heightened fear was encouraged and promoted by the media and our government in order to put in the infrastructure for a total police state.  Many people stood up at the time and pointed out that this event was being used to manipulate people into going along with a shredding of the Bill of Rights, but most of us remained completely compliant out of shock and fear.  Then, seven years later we had the global financial crisis.  While 9/11 played on people’s fear of physical harm, the GFC played on people’s fear of financial harm.  As soon as it happened the selling process was on.  The sale was that capitalism had failed.  We needed more government.  More importantly, the Central Planners (the FED and all other Central Banks) were made out to be the heroes.  We were told at the time and continue to be told to this very day that if it were not for the decisive action and infinite wisdom of these mandarins we would be back to the stone age.  Combined, the attacks of 9/11 and the GFC were used as the vehicles through which to more overtly announce and sell the implementation of the long planned New World Order.

As we know, for every action there is a reaction and I am pleased to say that the reaction from the public has generally speaking (albeit very gradually) been in contrast to what TPTB had hoped for.  While I think 9/11 was a great success for them the GFC was not.  In fact, I think it was the absurdness of the actions to save the system since 2008 and the clear theft and consolidation of power by the financial elite since that date that has served more than anything else to wake up tens if not hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.  This has clearly frustrated the plans of these clowns and their concern was quite evident on the face of The Bernank during yesterday’s press conference.  Things are now falling apart so fast for these guys behind the scenes that they are being forced into increasingly desperate action.  This increasingly desperate action is then being translated into more sheeple waking up, which in turn is resulting in the undesired response from the public and even sovereign nations themselves.

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