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Tubularsock has been boarding up his windows in his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA as a precaution.

Tubularsock has a bank account.

You may not have been following this story but Tubularsock has been following it for several months now and it’s rather weird to say the least.

Since March, 2013 there have been 51 bankers that have died. Some by suicide, some by questionable circumstances still up in the air, and some by “accidents”. According to Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (Economic News of Germany).

Now hell, people die everyday but these are all successful bankers and they are dropping like flies.

Now why is that?

For example Geert Tack, a 52 year old “flawless, athletic, slim, successful” banker who worked at ING Group and handled portfolios for wealthy bank customers washed up on the beach in the port city of Ostend, Belgian on Wednesday December 3rd.

He left his villa in Vondelen and headed to work but never arrived. He had left his laptop and his cell phone in his mansion.

The autopsy has not been completed so suicide, perhaps or maybe murder, perhaps. Or maybe a total collapse upon finding himself without his laptop and cell phone. You know, in todays world one can not be “unplugged” for even a minute?

Or lets look at Shawn Miller, the CEO of Citigroup. He advised managers and other customers on sustainability, including environmental and social policies. These include the areas of mining and renewable energy. He worked for Citibank in various monitoring functions in over 100 countries.

Miller was found dead in his New York apartment in March 2013. His cause of death is still unclear. His body was found by the police in the bathtub with his neck completely cut open. No half way job here!

They found no weapons and no apparent “violent external force” but murder is suspected.

Which if you look closely Dr. Watson it would be rather difficult for a person to cut open his own neck and not leave behind a weapon. Cleaver devil, I should say.

Now the house camera did show that he allowed an “unknown” man into his apartment that WAS NOT his current lover.

Now how about the “accidental death” of Robert Evans a 30 year old vice-president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch who fell off his bike and smashed his head on a rock after losing control on a fast descent as he competed an Iron Man triathlon on the French Riviera.

An eyewitness saw Mr Evans swerving repeatedly before he hit the rock.

“Accidental”? Seems like it ………

Robert was Vice President of Electronic Trading Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the London office.

Another “accidental death” was 54 year old J. Patrick Sheehan, a managing director for public finance at Well Fargo in New York.

According to a police statement, he died at the scene, as did the driver of his livery car, after a Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicle crossed the median and struck his limo.

“Accidental”? seems like it.

Why does Michael Hastings car “accident” come to Tubularsock’s mind? That was just a regular car accident …….. right, right?

Sometimes some people seem to know too much ………

Now like Tubularsock has stated, people die all the time and accidents do happen but when they happen within a curious “trend” well just maybe something else is happening.

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For example:

March 11, 2013: Mohammed Hamwi, IT specialist financial company Trepp in New York. Was on the street and was shot three times in the head, reports New York Post .

July 29, 2013: Hussein Najadi, founder of the Arab­Malaysian Banking Group was shot dead in a car park in Kuala Lumpur by a shooter at close range. A suspect was arrested in September 2013, reported The Star .

April 13, 2014: Tanji Dewberry Vice President of WL Ross investment in New York and Deputy Vice Presi of Credit Suisse. She and her son burned to death at their home in New Jersey, reports The Daily Mail .

April 18, 2014: Benedict Philippines, Director of the Bank Ans­Saint­Nicolas, was shot dead along with his wife and child by unknown assailants in their house, Reuters reports.

July 6, 2014: Julien Knott, Director at JP Morgan. He and his wife were shot dead at their home in New Jersey, reports the International Business Times.

And then there are the suicides which make up about a third of the total number.

Now for the Tubularsock disclaimer. The world is a big place and lists like this could be created based on a variety of professions but Tubularsock does find this curious and is only bringing this to your attention to alert you about this and thereby maybe you’ll find a connection. Or not.

It just reminded Tubularsock of the ending of the movie “Wag The Dog”, that’s all!

Oh well, Tubularsock over thinks sometimes but what if ……….

Oh, and Tubularsock closed his bank account ……… too scary!

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Now here is something that you won’t believe. Tubularsock has discovered an operative TIME MACHINE. Hey really, it is up and running and YOU haven’t even noticed!

It’s amazing at several levels. First, it’s right in front of you. Second, you don’t have to climb into it. Third, it is operating as Tubularsock writes this information to you.

Fasten your seat belt, expect tubebulence!

It appears to Tubularsock that this new 21st century TIME MACHINE was plugged in a long time ago maybe all the way back to Babbling-Alzheimer-Ridden Reagan but no matter, it is manifesting NOW so that is where we are in TIME MACHINE present moment time!

The United States has become a combination of (perhaps due to cross wiring within the TIME MACHINE)  the end of the Roman Empire combined with the ultimate Fascist State. ( jump back, fucking Hitler!)

The government and the corporation are one and the same, hence: Fascism!

Now, Tubularsock knew there’d be doubters.

Fucking look at the facts …………. everything the United States Government does is TO PROTECT NATIONAL INTERESTS.

Now the American public THINKS that THAT is them but it is not! PROTECT NATIONAL INTERESTS is capitalistic profit and control speak for their profit and their control! That is the reality, period!

The United States Empire Direction is crumbling and this was foretold by putting a BLACK Man in the WHITE House. See the color contrasting problem?

The White Power Structure needed a scapegoat so what better scapegoat than a Black Man. Especially a Black Man who only looks FORWARD! (He’d fucking freak out if that fucker looked back!)

And just like the Roman Empire we have troops and mercenaries throughout the world destabilizing areas so to conquer them as servant-states. (in the old days they were called colonies but we’re past that, we’re modern!)

ALSO our economy and monetary policies are crumbling because we have sunk to a belief that denial is the operative solution.

It is all falling apart as it did for the Romans. Wow, time flies …………

At the same time as the Roman Empire is crumbling (476 C.E.) and the Fascist State is solidifying (1930’s AD) we have a Caliphate forming before our very eyes. We are talking about the 600 BC here!

Wow! This TIME MACHINE is awesome!

No really, tell Tubularsock ……… how often have you seen the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of the Fascist State and the formation of a Caliphate ALL AT THE SAME TIME?

Which only goes to prove that TIME IS AN ILLUSION.

But this is the 21st Century for Christ sake! Top this:

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You get the rise of the Fascist State …..

You get the formation of a Caliphate …..

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Ok, Tubularsock got a little carried away here. Shows you what happens when the dream of short term profit overcomes long term thinking.

In such a short time period the U.S. came from “saving the world” from the clutches of evil Fascism and destroying Communism to being the ultimate Fascist-Police-State and attempting to bomb-drone-and-torture the world into lockstep-order TO PROTECT OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS.

Well it’s not working. Self interest will win the day and it may be a surprise but other countries in the world have their own self interests too.

It will be fun to see Germany, Russia, and China form an economic bloc. The old day fascists and commies finding their home grown roots against the present day U.S. fascist-police state.

What will the TIME MACHINE  show us next? Just maybe Tubularsock will have figured out the dials and buttons in the TIME MACHINE  by then. Ahh, what adventures await.

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Funny how things work out sometimes. Tubularsock was just sitting minding his own business as he tends to do on Mondays. And Tubularsock got to thinking about his old friend Vlad and what he was up to, so Tubularsock called him on his Bunker-Secure-Phone.

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Now the BSP is a low tech NSA proof phone that connects to Vlad’s house, or palace or whatever. He’s got 20 Palaces he can spend time in as well as 58 aircraft at his disposal. Oh yeah, and then there is that £47,000 toilet but who counts. After all the guy is worth $70 Billion according to those who say they know. 

Anyway Vlad and Tube were commiserating over all the shit Obummer is laying down against Vlad’s friends with all those economic sanctions. Obummer announced the new asset freezes and visa bans against rich or politically connected members of Putin’s inner circle. Seventeen Russian companies and seven of Vlad’s associates.

Wow, what a sore looser Obummer happens to be. After all his net worth is a pauper sum of $12.2 Million. Hardly enough for a cup of coffee in today’s market place.

But, wait a minute, Obummer stated that, “The goal here is not to go after Mr. Putin, personally. The goal is to change his calculus with how the current actions he’s engaging in in Ukraine could have an adverse impact on the Russian economy.”

Oh gosh. Could these sanctions against Russia possibly have an impact on OUR economy?

Or Europe?

Well, damn straight!

That is why these sanctions don’t apply to Gazprom. Gazprom is a major Russian energy consortium and provides natural gas to Ukraine and much of Europe. The question becomes will Europeans be willing to pay twice the price for natural gas this winter in order to allow the United States to attempt to pressure Russia and be the big boy on the block?

That is why the U.S. has left Gazprom alone for now but if and when Obummer attempts to up the ante with sanctions against Gazprom that is when China and others will be happy to take as much of that natural gas that Russia can supply.

And if and when this showdown occurs Russia is already planning how to survive economic sanctions: how to sell its goods in rubles. People will buy because Russia is too big of a producer to ignore.

And China and Russia could easily form a real non-dollar bloc dealing in Yuan or rubles and this will affect the worlds economies. No longer will the dollar hold as significant of a position.

Now Tubularsock has trouble balancing his own Bunker-Check-Book so there is no pretense that Tubularsock is the last word on explaining the world’s economic issues but when Tube figured Vlad may need a short-term loan we penned an agreement.

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To be sure, Tubularsock’s bunker will be warm this winter ……. it pays to think ahead!

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Tubularsock was busy today, in my top floor corner office in my underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA, kicking extra gold doubloons on the floor to the stack under my desk.

After-all it is Wednesday. 

And what do you know. It just happened that last week acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk ordered 33 tonnes of Ukrainian gold to be transferred to the United States so it could be safe.

Boy, Tubularsock feels better already!

You remember Arseny, right? He’s the Prime Minister that the United States picked to run the NEW government of Ukraine.

Counter that with Crimea taking A VOTE of the people  to see what direction they wanted to go in forming a new government. Those sneaky Russians!

Now this transfer has been reported in the Ukrainian press but it seems that the National Bank of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Embassy in DC and the Ukrainian mission to the UN in NYC all seem not to know. 

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When the U.S. State Department was ask they referred all gold transfer questions to the Federal Reserve of New York and they are so secretive about their gold storage and trading activities that they won’t say. And what does that say about power when the United States State Department has to defer to the Central Bankers. Hmmm.

But those who seem to know the Fed’s banking practices feel that the Ukrainian gold has been delivered safely to vaults in China under U.S./UK bullion bank contractual delivery obligations, where it will be locked away for centuries.

The Ukraine sovereign wealth transfer will be counted as partial “collateral” for a fresh round of International Monetary Fund, United States Federal Reserve and European Central Bank paper debt that is currently being organized for dumping into the Ukraine.

Once their gold is gone and replaced with interest debt Ukraine will be placed on that austerity program that Central Banks love so much which means debt slavery is their future FOR- EVER!

Next, corporate takeover of the “natural resources” and all Ukrainians will start to enjoy their new lives under the Neo-Nazis government picked by the United States FOR THE PEOPLE. Hey, didn’t you know …….. that’s how American Democracy works.

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Now come on. Just because you are unemployed and you’re getting your $256.00 a week from the federal government you act like somehow Barrack and Michelle shouldn’t rush off for a couple of weeks to Hawaii to get out of the cold.

If you are so upset about it then get a job. Then you too can take a vacation.

Now the President says that we are recovering and hell yes! Even Tubularsock can see recovery from the golf course in Hawaii! If some of you working poor would take up golf then you might be able to see recovery too.

Now I’m sure you are aware that Congress is working hard at not working. And they do do a nice job at it. Pretty professional if you ask Tubularsock.

The Democrats want to extend the emergency unemployment benefits for 1.3 million people. These are unemployment benefits that kick in AFTER state unemployment benefits are cut off. Just how much money do these unemployed people need?

As Peter Morici, an EMPLOYED economist and professor at the University of Maryland School of Business stated in a UPI analysis, “with the recovery in its 55th month, the emergency is over. Additional taxes to pay for more unemployment benefits would impose a terrible burden on the working poor”.

Wow. Those poor working poor. You see Morici contends that, “Unduly long unemployment benefits in an economy the president says is picking up steam encourages many unemployed to postpone serious employment searches. From Wall Street to Main Street, white collar professionals have delayed accepting lower pay and changing occupations by running down savings and collecting maximum unemployment benefits of about $300 a week.” A princely sum indeed!

So if only those “white collar professionals” would get off their fucking high horses and take a job at McDonalds or WalMart or even change their occupations to say being an economist then life would be good!

It is so simple if you just think about it from an ivory tower or a golf course from Hawaii don’t you know.

But with all this unemployment talk one can miss some of the more positive aspects of the Washington, D.C. scene.

Now Barrack and Michelle went off to Hawaii for vacation on Air Force One.

According to Congressional Research Service the cost of flying a Boeing 747 is $181,757.00 per flight hour. Travel time direct from Washington, D.C. to Hawaii is about 9 hours. So one way the cost, JUST TO FLY, is $1,635,813.00. Oh sure, they have to come back so add an additional One Million Six Hundred And Thirty Five Thousand Eight Hundred And Thirteen Dollars to the mix. Envelope pleze ……. the grand total is ……… THREE MILLION TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO DOLLARS! And that is just for Barrack and Michelle to fly to their vacation and home again. I guess they may have had to max out two credit cards.

Now what’s a vacation without the amenities of home. So a USAF C-14 cargo aircraft is needed to transport the Presidential limos (you can’t go on vacation without your ride!) and support equipment.

A C-14 has an estimated operating cost of $12,000 per hour and the flight time between Andrews Air Force Base and Hawaii is at about 21.5 hours roundtrip. So that is $258,000.00.

And don’t forget that the United States Marine Corps provides a Presidential Helicopter which is transported by a C-17 cargo aircraft for an  additional $258,000.00.

Now that doesn’t include the 6 member helicopter crew’s per diem and hotel.

 Wow ……… this vacation thing is stacking up some costs.

Tubularsock needs to take a break here. Just checking my wallet.

Ok ……… now that we’ve got them to Hawaii there is a bit more expense.

The taxpayers must cover the costs for housing U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard and Navy Seals in beach front and canal front homes around where the President stays.

That cost runs about $200.00 per bedroom per day which comes to $21,600.00 per day. That’s about $21,600.00 per average home for a nearly three week period, with special forces renting at least 7 homes. Which comes to $151,200.00 Plus $25,200.00 for the security that arrives ahead of the President. Costing taxpayers about $176,400 for the length of the visit.

The President’s staff and White House Press Corps typically stay at one of Hawaii’s oldest and most elegant hotels, the Moana Surfrider. And wouldn’t you know it is during high season so there is no discount government rate during this holiday period! So the taxpayers are covering more than $131,600 in hotel bills for some two dozen staff.

Now like any good government operation there are some costs that can’t be released by the White House to the general public for SECURITY REASONS!

For example, the President’s security usually rents an entire floor of an office building in Kailua on the canal during the president’s stay. And you know just how important it is to not let anyone know what rents go for in Kailua. Lives could be lost!

And then there is the cost for car rentals and fuel for White House staff staying at a Waikiki Hotel. If these facts were allowed to be leaked well, lives could be lost!

And there are additional travel costs Secret Service and White House staff traveling ahead of the President that may involve strip clubs and whores being vetted that must be kept secret because lives could be lost!

But if you take the total known cost for Barrack and Michelle’s Hawaii vacation it adds up to over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS!

But hey, before you get all pushed out of shape here just remember that that is only about $307.60 for each of the 1.3 million unemployed that have lost their coverage.

And that is only $7.60 more than their maximum amount per week.

So for the cost of Barrack and Michelle’s vacation 1.3 MILLION people would have had one week more of unemployment benefits to feed their families. Fuck’em!

But like Tubularsock likes to say ………. There’s More!

You see, Barrack and the girls returned to Washington, D.C. and Michelle  stayed on in Hawaii. Which may end up costing the taxpayers an additional $126,000.00.

Michelle in the past has used an Air Force C- 40B Special Mission Aircraft when she has flown before to Hawaii, the cost of a flight from Honolulu to Washington would be about $63,000. If the C-40B must be flown out to Hawaii to retrieve Michelle, as would seem likely, the first lady’s travel costs could amount to about $126,000, assuming the jet is dispatched from Washington.

And then there’s the Secret Service and personal staff ….. ahh, the price keeps going up.

Rumor has it that the Presidential couple were not in matrimonial bliss during their several million dollar vacation.

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Some attribute it to the Mandela Memorial and other photographs in the press, it seems that Michelle is not very happy with the President of late. Michelle remaining in Hawaii away from the President is just fueling speculation that they may be heading for a divorce in 2014.

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But what TMZ Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News should have reported is that there may be more to this entire situation. A photo acquired by Tubularsock News Corp. from sources that are not authorized to provide photos of the Hawaii Vacation presents an entirely different scenario  that must be considered.

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It has been rumored that Michelle and an unknown political gigolo have been having some “quality” time after Barrack and the girls left for Washington. But Michelle’s staff have categorically denied any such thing.

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