America’s Advanced Oligarchy 1836 – 2015

Greater Than the People Themselves – John C. Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832) and U.S. Senator, May 27, 1836

“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.”

– John C. Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832) and U.S. Senator, from a speech given on May 27, 1836


 There Is A Power Somewhere – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

– Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913


The Unholy Alliance – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, 1913

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”

— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B)


Invisible Government – New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, New York Times, March 26, 1922

“The real menace of our [Democratic] Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation… The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, … and control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”

– New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, New York Times, March 26, 1922


A Disease of Our Century – Senator William Jenner, 1954

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means… We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government… This ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group…is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”

– Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech


JFK’s “Secret Society” Speech – April 27, 1961

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings… Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe… no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of “clear and present danger,” then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

— John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, from a speech delivered to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961 and known as the “Secret Society” speech


A Shadowy Government – 1986

“There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.”

– Daniel K. Inouye, US Senator from Hawaii, testimony at the Iran Contra Hearings, 1986


Alan Greenspan with Jim Lehrer on PBS News Hour – September 18, 2007

In an interview with Jim Lehrer that was aired on PBS’ News Hour on September 18, 2007 that you can watch on YouTube, formal Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said, essentially, that the Federal Reserve was above the law and that no agency of government can overrule their actions:

Jim Lehrer: “What is the proper relationship, what should be the proper relationship between a chairman of the Fed and a president of the United States?

Alan Greenspan: “Well, first of all, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency, and that means, basically, that there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take. So long as that is in place and there is no evidence that the administration or the Congress or anybody else is requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing, then what the relationships are don’t frankly matter.”


Council of Foreign Relations Meeting: M. Granger Morgan – the head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University

At a Council of Foreign Relations (Hillary Clinton is a member) meeting on global geoengineering, M. Granger Morgan – the head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, states the following (it’s captured on video for you to see and hear for yourself):

“First of all, of course, there is a lot of money getting spent to make sure that a very substantial portion of the public stays totally confused about this. And, I mean, it’s been really quite pernicious. But there’s been literally tens of millions of dollars spent on every little thing that comes along that might, you know, relate to some uncertainty.”

http://consciouslifenews.com/millions-spent-confuse-public-geoengineering/116250/

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[Webinar March 28] The Economic and Political Future of the United States 2015-2022 based on the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index

Think we are in an Economic Recovery, like the media says?  

NOT A CHANCE.

Join me for my webinar, The Economic and Political Future of the United States 2015-2022 based on the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index on Saturday, March 28 at 12pm PT as I reveal why one of the most significant geopolitical forecasting indexes says we are NOT in for peaceful waters ahead.



– LIVE WEBINAR – 

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We are NOT in an economic recovery. 

Learn more about the current state of global crisis that we are now in from astrological and geopolitical forecaster William Stickevers.

Since 2008, William has been lecturing on the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index, one of the most accurate predictive tools for mundane astrologers for determining global economic and political stability. One could say the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index is like the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the world’s economic and political landscape.

In this two-hour, unprecedented presentation of research on the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index, William will:

  • "From an astrological point of view, we have entered the second stage of the Cardinal Crisis which began in 2010. The first stage was the crisis and breakdown; this second stage is the death and transfiguration; and the third stage will be the new renaissance." -William Stickeversexplain the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index and how it came to be
  • give an overview of the outer planetary cycles and their magnitude
  • illustrate the correlation of the Barbault Index with major historical events since 1300, leaving little room for doubt of the accuracy of the Index
  • explore significant turning points of the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index from 2000 to 2022 in regards to the United States’ Horoscope
  • make informed speculations (predictions) on the nation’s economic, political, military and technological future
  • discuss what the renaissance-to-come will be in a real way to gain a better perspective on this process on a collective level.

Who Should Attend

Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index 1980-1990You should attend this webinar if you:

  • are an astrologer or student of astrology*
  • are interested in world trends, events, and forecasting
  • are proactive and plan ahead
  • invest for yourself or others
  • have a family
  • have a business
  • want to know what is around the corner so you can make informed choices to help yourself and others
  • do not want to be surprised by difficult times
  • "As a global community, if we gain a broad perspective on these radical shifts in the world, we can make informed choices that can really affect how events play out on the world stage." -William Stickeversneed further proof that we are not in an economic recovery despite what the headlines tell you.

*Knowledge of astrology is not required to benefit from this lecture. (See “For Non-Astrologers” below.)



About William Stickevers

International Astrologer William StickeversWith a broad scope of political, economic, psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical knowledge, William Stickevers systematically explores possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present by weaving current secular trends, geopolitical factors, and mundane astrological portents. William is well-versed or certified in Psychological, Electional, Horary, Medieval, Renaissance, and Astro*Carto*Graphy branches of astrology and has worked with Alphee Lavoie of the Astrological Institute of Research (AIR). He has lectured for the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), the American Federation of Astrologers, the Astrological Society of Connecticut, and abroad in Germany, Romania, and throughout Japan. William is an active member of NCGR and the Society of Astrologers.



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*For Non-Astrologers

Mundane astrology (also known as political astrology) is the application of astrology to world affairs and world events, taking its name from the Latin word mundus, meaning “the World.”

Upon registering, please indicate that you are not an astrologer or student of astrology. When you identify yourself as a non-astrologer, I will send you a PDF cheat-sheet of what the planets represent so that you can better follow along. I assure you that even if you do not understand what Uranus symbolizes or what “Jupiter conjunct Saturn” brings, you will still be able to get a lot from the presentation.

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Oil Price Plunge Will Be The Black Swan Trigger for Next Global Crisis

On December 23rd the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 18,000 for the first time after data allegedly showed the U.S. economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade! The DOW has tripled its March 2009 lows, trading at 18.5 times forward earnings, higher than the 10-year average of 13.9.

DJIA Graph 2005 - 2014

However what you probably don’t know is that when the DJIA just blew past 18,000, high yield debt is starting to crash again, and Bloomberg’s Commodity Index for Industrial’s
(BCOM:IND) dropped below the 2008 financial crisis lows of 125, for the first time.

INDU and BCOM

The collapse of the commodity prices  is considered a “leading indicator” by most Wall Street pundits of where the broader markets are heading and this is an ominous trend in regards to the stock market. Because prior to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, the high yield debt of the bond market that is based on the price of commodities and energy prices collapsed first.

Below is a clear example of what happened with the commodity markets that led up to the financial crash of 2008.  The graph below of the U.S. High Yield B Total Return Index Value shows that high yield bonds began crashing early September, two weeks before the Lehman Stock Market Crash on September 15th 2008:

Commodity Markets Leading Up to the Financial Crash of 2008

US High Yield B Total Return Index Value

However, the U.S. stock market did not crash and bottom for nearly another 3 months (early December) AFTER the debt collapse of the corporate junk bond market:

DJIA Sept-Dec 2008

High Yield Debt,  the Commodities Market, and Junk Bonds

The point is, what happens to high yield debt is often an excellent indicator of what is about to happen to stocks and nearly 20% of the commodities market is composed of energy bonds. Because of the declining price of oil, the panic in energy bonds is starting to infect the broader markets. So if you really want to know where the stock market is heading in 2015, keep a close eye on the market for high yield debt by looking at the recent activity on the high yield debt on the the junk bond market.

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) First Trade Horoscope

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG)

Above is the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) ETF first trade horoscope.
The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield corporate bonds.

DJI vs HYG

Since the beginning of November, junk bonds have been falling steadily on the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG), as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has continued to reach new heights…

Keep in mind that the dynamic, as shown above, is one that is neither sustainable or tenable, nor is it one that will persist indefinitely. Either junk bonds will rebound or U.S. stocks will start falling.

Blackbox Planetary Transit Forecast to the
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) ETF First Trade Horoscope

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) Blackbox forecast 2015

The blackbox planetary transit forecast to the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) ETF first trade horoscope portends a period of extreme volatility and drastic price changes. For the Uranus-Pluto square alignment throughout 2015 will continue to exert tremendous downward pressure on the high yield corporate bond market — a testimony that the junk bond market will continue to fall in the coming months ahead.

Baltic Dry Index 1985 - 2014

In addition, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which is one of the best leading indicators of economic activities, measures the demand to ship raw materials and precursor materials to production.  The BDI indirectly measures global supply and demand for the commodities shipped aboard dry bulk carriers, such as building materials coal, metallic ores, and grains. As of now the BDI is at the lowest point since 2008.

Due to the recent  collapse of commodity prices along with  massive fleets of credit-driven malinvestment-based shipping vessels, the BD just plunged back below 1000, now at its lowest for this time of year since 2008.
BDI 2014

Keep in mind, not only are commodities crashing but Crude Oil is cliff-diving:

Crude Oil Prices 1990 - 2014
Meanwhile, the $9 trillion carry trade is starting to unwind.

The following is an excerpt from a recent Zero Hedge article

Oil’s collapse is predicated by one major event: the explosion of the US Dollar carry trade. Worldwide, there is over $9 TRILLION in borrowed US Dollars that has been ploughed into risk assets.

Energy projects, particularly Oil Shale in the US, are one of the prime spots for this. But it is not the only one. Economies that are closely aligned with commodities (all of which are priced in US Dollars) are getting demolished too.

Just about everything will be hit as well. Most of the “recovery” of the last five years has been fueled by cheap borrowed Dollars. Now that the US Dollar has broken out of a multi-year range, you’re going to see more and more “risk assets” (read: projects or investments fueled by borrowed Dollars) blow up. Oil is just the beginning, not a  standalone story.

If things really pick up steam, there’s over $9 TRILLION worth of potential explosions waiting in the wings. Imagine if the entire economies of both Germany and Japan exploded and you’ve got a decent idea of the size of the potential impact on the financial system.

And that’s assuming NO increased leverage from derivative usage.

In many ways 2014 is the new 2007 with all the negative potential but 1000 times more explosive going into 2015, as  similar economic patterns that were in play going into the financial crisis of 2008 are now happening once again, with the stock market becoming completely divorced from economic fundamentals as the “real economy” continues to disintegrate.

President Barack Obama signs the Omnibus Spending Bill in Washington

Another Ominous Sign of Financial Trouble

Five “Too Big To Fail” Banks U.S. With More Than $40 Trillion Each In Exposure To Derivatives

Another ominous sign that we are heading towards a financial trouble is President Obama recently signed omnibus spending plan that changed several provisions in the Dodd-Frank law  that restricted derivative trading and the use of depositor money for Wall Street gamblers.

What that means is bankers can use depositor money and if or when the markets blows up and the banks are in trouble again, depositors (checking and savings accounts, along with trust funds, and pensions) will be on the hook for trillions of bad bets by the Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks.

There are 5 TBTF banks in the United States that each have more than $40 trillion in exposure to derivatives of various types. They are as follows:

JPMorgan Chase

Total Assets: $2,476,986,000,000 (about $2.5 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $67,951,190,000,000 (more than $67 trillion)

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.-JPM

Goldman Sachs

Total Assets: $915,705,000,000 (less than a trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $54,564,516,000,000 (more than $54 trillion)

GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC.-GS

Bank Of America

Total Assets: $2,152,533,000,000 (a bit more than $2.1 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $54,457,605,000,000 (more than $54 trillion)

BANK OF AMERICA-BAC

Morgan Stanley

Total Assets: $831,381,000,000 (less than $1 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $44,946,153,000,000 (more than $44 trillion)

MORGAN_STANELY-MS

Citibank

Total Assets: $1,894,736,000,000 (almost $1.9 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $59,944,502,000,000 (nearly $60 trillion)

CITIGROUP INC.-C

Citigroup was the driving force behind recent legislation to use taxpayer money to insure banks against losses in the risky derivatives market. Citigroup has increased the amount of derivatives on its books by 69% since 2007. Americans already bailed out Citigroup during the financial crisis to the tune of $45 billion, plus $2 trillion in emergency loans!

Oil Derivative Contracts and Bailouts (and Bail-ins)

300 Trillion Derivative Losses

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts stated that he thinks that the legislation was passed because of the trouble that has been brewing from the oil derivatives, which is now estimated to be nearly $300 trillion in future derivative losses! 

Why else would  Citigroup be pushing this bailout to Congress in such a hurry?  Simple, because the TBTF banks have placed some very bad bets on oil derivative contracts and are going to need another massive bailout,  or rather I should say a “bail-in”, when they come due in the coming months ahead.

Keep in mind that the recent bill was a bad deal for Main Street when both Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and Republican Senator Ted Cruz  – who are total polar opposites in the political spectrum  – but not on this issue, voted against it. About 40 Senators also voted against it from both parties, but it was not enough to stop it from going to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

Below is the 2015 planetary transit multi-blackbox forecast to the five TBTF banks in America:

TBTF Multibox 2014 - 2016

Commentary: Red indicates periods of “High Stress” to the respective first trade horoscope for each bank.

If we look  further into the longer planetary cycles that are now in operative over the forth-coming months ahead we can see heading for another global crisis.

Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index

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Before we proceed, lets review quickly what the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index is. The Cyclic Index (the graph above), is the sum of all the angular distances between the pairs of the outer planets, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The Cyclic Index has proven to be one of the most accurate predictive tools for mundane astrologers for determining  economic growth and political relations among nations.  According to astrologer Andre Barbault, the sum waxing phase (ascending line) of each planetary pair are considered periods of stability and evolution (constructive growth, development, expansive, progressive with optimism and diplomacy ) while the waning phase (descending line)  are periods of crises and involution (contraction, decay, recession, pessimism, war and destruction).

The next and final Uranus-Pluto square alignment will occur on March 16th 2015.  During this period, Mars will enter Aries and conjunct Uranus and square Pluto. This highly dangerous and volatile planetary combination that augurs powerful shocks to the system, drastic changes in financial position, titanic power plays and attempted takeovers, accelerating market volatility, major market corrections, currency crisis, bank panics, and often unexpected and sudden large-scale economic failure.

Final Uranus-Pluto Square in 2015

Since 2008 the United States  has wallowed in slowly degrading financial conditions, hidden by bogus economic statistics, suppressed interest rates, reckless monetary policy, and artificial stimulus (TARP/QE – central banks pumping cheap money into the financial system), in an attempt to prop up and  manipulate stock prices and equities markets in an attempt to prevent a deflationary depression.

QE History with the S&P 500

Projecting forward, the final Uranus-Pluto alignment in the Winter of 2015 occurs during which time the Cyclic Index makes its precipitous downward plunge, descending 497 points from its peak in May 2014 at 996 to 456 in March 2022, indicating that we are heading into a perilous period where the damage control that was put in place in 2008-09 by the central banks and government will begin to wear-off.  The excessive rationalization and applied perception management on the part of the government pontificated by the mainstream media will begin to lose credibility with the general populace as day-to-day uncertainty  fraught with “high strangeness” increases, as “volcanic shocks” to the global system continue to intensify.

Barbult Index 2011 - 2027Today we have the greatest debt bubble in history. And we also have the greatest asset bubble in history that includes stocks, commodities, and real estate.  The last time an asset bubble burst was in 2008 because of the subprime crises, due to a small tranche of loans that went bad, which triggered a financial panic and a debt crisis to follow.

Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index_2010-2020

Now have a similar scenario which is very likely to occur again and mundane astrological portents augur major trouble ahead as geopolitical and financial shock-waves continue to accelerate and intensify with tremendous pressure on oil derivatives along with the debt underpinning the energy sector. This will likely trigger major turmoil and trouble in the derivatives markets as oil and energy derivative contracts come up short and invoke expected margin calls that will trigger the next global crisis.

2014 - 2015 Cartoon

Prediction:

Things will quickly unravel as we enter 2015, and the populace will soon forget much of the recent propaganda that the U.S. economy is growing strongly and that job creation is robust, for the world has NEVER been in a more precarious economic, financial, and geopolitical situation that it’s in right now. As those Derivatives go bad, it will exert massive and insurmountable losses in the Credit Default Swap (CDS) markets, which in turn will take out the major banks. For it is clear we are about to undergo a period of pain, change, and crisis as we witness radical events of collapsing global currencies along with the breakdown and collapse of unsustainable, obsolete, and untenable systems of finance and banking.

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US Betting Odds Favor A Clinton Presidency in 2017

Looks like Vegas Oddsmakers have been very busy as of late on the upcoming Presidential Race in 2016. Seems oddsmakers are much more optimistic of Hillary Clinton’s political future in 2016 than they are of Jeb and the rest of the GOP wannabe’s. Now the the question is what do they know that we don’t that makes the great Hillary such a early favorite?

US Politics Betting

Could it be someone in Vegas has deep-state connections with America’s Advanced Oligarchy and knows no matter what goes down with the economy in the forth coming months ahead,  Hillary Clinton will be the star of the upcoming presidential reality T.V. show?

Commentary: From my perceptive there’s no discernible difference left between Democrats and Republicans, other than in spin language that is pre-polled and pre-cooked for the sole purpose of faking the concept of elections. What once was a proud American democracy has been turned into a more civilized version of professional wrestling that rolls into town every four years, where the candidates pretend to fight each other with over the top issues, but sleep in the same bed once the reality T.V. show is over and the audience has gone home.

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