“What are you, in love with your problems?” That line from the Talking Heads song, No Compassion, keeps running through my head as this week’s “crisis news” cycle intensifies. Even I have gotten in on the act, with today’s catchy title: Beware the Drone Apocalypse. (In the video clip hopefully viewable above, you can see a chimpanzee knocking down a drone with a stick.)
Snake River Shooting Products has just introduced Drone Munition shot shell based defense rounds. “Prepare for the Drone Apocalypse,” the Idaho-based company warns in its first advertising outreach for the new line. And, the Drone Munition is environmentally friendly!  Tired of all those drones spying on you? (Maybe they have been sent by Vladimir Putin, who after all gets blamed for everything else.) People are standing up and just saying “no” to the drone infestation.
Not wishing to be alarmist, I nonetheless must point to evidence we are entering a new economic cycle. It is a fact that the “Federal Reserve” began a series of “quantitative easings” around March 2009. “A central bank implements quantitative easing by buying specified amounts of financial assets from commercial banks and other financial institutions, thus raising the prices of those financial assets and lowering their yield, while simultaneously increasing the money supply.” It was not until June 19, 2013 that Ben Bernanke announced a tapering of QE. But the scaling back of QE did not begin until February 2014. The “Quantitative Easing” (QE) finally ended on October 29, 2014. 
Ben Bernanke, previous logo for “Federal Reserve”, announced in June 2013 the tapering of QE. The tapering did not actually begin until February 2014. Also in February 2014, Janet Yellen was sworn in as the new logo for “Federal Reserve.” 
Janet Yellen is “considered by many on Wall Street to be a ‘dove'”.  Surely that sweet little old lady would not be raising the interest rates! Ah, but recall from yesterday’s blog entry about the man in the back room, owner of the so-called “Fed”, who growls either “inflate” or “deflate.” That hidden man, old Mr. Moneybags, is the one who really calls the shots. (Background: End of the Bernanke Put, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 1, 2015.)
QE finally ended on October 29, 2014. Another October 29th was the “Black Tuesday” of 1929. “In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression.” 
QE finally ended on October 29, 2014. But remember it had been “tapering” ever since February 2014, coincident to “dove” Yellen’s arrival. By “coincidence” to the “tapering”, commodity prices in 2014, as of December 14, 2014, were “on track to suffer their worst loss since 2008.” 
Hmmm… Do you think there might be some sort of a connection here, between a new “Fed” logo, the “tapering” of QE, a crash in commodity prices, and the hidden man in a back room growling, “Deflate”?
Around July 21, 2015, the “Fed” ordered large banks to prepare for failure. What the “Fed” called “global systemically important banks” were told to increase their capital holdings. True, this urgent dictate from “Federal Reserve” was masked by saying the “buffer requirements” would not become “fully effective” until January 2019. Still, it was in July 2015 that the “Fed” suddenly ordered large banks to prepare for failure. 
“When Merrill Lynch speaks……people listen!” That was (or still is) a television advertisement. People all yakking it up in a restaurant when one of them, at a separate table, says, “Well my broker is Merrill Lynch and he says…” Instantly the other people in the yakkity-yak restaurant shut their mouths and all pay heed. Same with “Federal Reserve”: When the “Fed” speaks, people listen (or they ought to). On July 21, 2015, the “Fed” spoke. The “Fed” ordered large banks to prepare for failure.
On June 14, 2015, the annual Bilderberg meeting ended in Austria. Among their topics was reportedly “finalizing the TPP”, the Trans-Pacific Partnership “trade” deal.  However on Friday, July 31, 2015, President Barack Obama’s hopes for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ran aground in Hawaii. Trade negotiators from 12 nations announced they had failed to reach a deal. 
Daniel Estulin is probably the main expert on Bilderberg at this point, after Jim Tucker passed away in 2013. Estulin stated before the 2009 meeting began that the main topic of the agenda was the world economy. “He said his sources inside the group told him the movers and shakers would be discussing two options – ‘either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline, and poverty … or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.'” 
Two options: Either a prolonged, agonizing depression or an intense shorter depression. Was it to be the death by 1,000 cuts of Ben Bernanke band-aids, or was it to be like the brave man who dies but once while the coward dies 10,000 times? The man in the back room, old Mr. Moneybags, hesitated. But then in 2014 he ordered the new logo, Janet Yellen, to deflate. “Federal Reserve” ordered large banks to prepare for failure. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks collapsed. The “Guns of August” characterized stock market turmoil this past month. I make no predictions (which are a dime a dozen anyway). I merely summarize certain facts which have occurred up until now.
——- Sources ——-
 “‘Prepare for Drone Apocalypse’: New ammo meant to protect privacy— and down drones”, by Jennifer Harper. The Washington Times (online), August 24, 2015.
 “Quantitative easing”, Wikipedia, September 2, 2015.
 “Janet Yellen”, Wikipedia, September 2, 2015.
 “Stock market crashes – Oct 29, 1929”, History.com
 “Commodity Prices in 2014: What’s Behind the Plunge? Hint: It’s Not Just Oil”, by Dan Caplinger. The Motley Fool (online), December 14, 2014.
 US Fed orders large banks to prepare for failure”, by Tom Bailey. World Finance (online), July 21, 2015. http://www.worldfinance.com/banking/us-fed-orders-large-banks-to-prepare-for-failure
 “Bilderberg 2015 to Focus on Re-Branding Authoritarianism”, by Paul Joseph Watson. Prison Planet.com, June 10, 2015.
 “Obama’s TPP trade deal hits the wall”, by Curtis Ellis. WorldNet Daily, August 1, 2015. http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/obamas-tpp-trade-deal-hits-the-wall/
 “Google joins Bilderberg cabal”, WorldNet Daily, May 17, 2009. http://www.wnd.com/2009/05/98469/