“A Ponzi scheme  is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned through legitimate sources. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.
Ponzi schemes occasionally begin as legitimate businesses, until the business fails to achieve the returns expected. The business becomes a Ponzi scheme if it then continues under fraudulent terms. Whatever the initial situation, the perpetuation of the high returns requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to sustain the scheme”
the current case - Ponzi Schemes were used from
the start to steal massive amounts of the money
that was supposedly created 'legally'.
15min 36sec. “...think tanks often help shape government policies and due to the 'academic nature of them' they tend to be trusted more than other organizations. But should that be the case?
“THINK TANKS, they present themselves as 'Universities without students'. Organizations conducting independent research to inform goverment policy. Of course they love their sponspors (Brookings, the Kaiser Family, The CATO Institue, The Heritage Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations and on and on) and they depend on them. It turns out they work very hard to please them. U.S. Federal Law prohibits working with Foreign governments to lobby officials and influence policies. People have even gone to prison for it. (But never the Clinton Cash Machine)
The Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp2akjuUULI
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Yet the Center for Global Development and the Brookings Insitute have been getting money from and doing favors for, Foreign Entities as they advise Federal Officials. “Brookings for many decades relied exclusively on endowment money to finance these activities. Analyses also often contain recommendations and those reccomendations would have a political resonance.
According to the latest New York Times investigation Lockead Martin & Boeing, top Pentagon contractors has contrated over $77 million to various think tanks; and it wasn't an altruistic contribution. In return major U.S. Think Tanks have come out strongly in favor of exporting weapons around the world, i.e. 'Selling their products'.
It can skew the analyses, it can skew the recomendations, in other words you are buying the impriatur, and since it wasn't known that it was being paid for, then the people in Congress or even an executive would credit it with an indepenent and an intellectual authority , which in fact it didn't deserve.
A document from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry states that since it's so hard to access Washington heavy-weights directly, sponsoring think tanks is often the only way for a Foreign government to get its message across. Norway is not alone. The United Arab Emerates, Quitar and many other countries are purchasing favors from DC's powerful Think Tanks (and of course in that mix no one overlooks the Clinton Cash Machine) The Brookings Institute alone got $14.8 million, in cash injected from Doha in 2013.
I think the best example is the Brookings Institution Middle East Policy work: Which is of course now, under the ruberic of the Habeim Sabam Middle East Policy (Israel) Center. There's a good reason for that he gives the money to them, that has shaped their every product in the Middle East for the last several years. The history of this of course, is that once the war was over, those people in the Defense Department who had depended on the Soviet Union as the main threat, to justify huge military budgets were in trouble. And of course they had to come up with Iraq and Iran to try to fill the gap. And that really didn't do it.
And that has been the basis for geting the Think Tanks trhough the money coming from Military Contractors to push this idea of Russia as a threat. It's all one system and it has worked very well for them.
Next time you hear a politician trying to base a policy decision on a think tank report it's worth following the money-trail... closes @ 19min 32sec.
August 13, 2016