enterprise or commerce?
mercantilism !

"To you the Earth yields her Fruit,
and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands.
It is in exchanging the gifts of the Earth
that you shall find abundance and be satisfied.
Yet unless the exchange be in Love and kindly Justice,
it will but lead some to Greed and others to hunger."
- Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Before the invention of the steam engine global commerce consisted mainly in the exchange of commodities between the Temperate zone and the Tropics.

The commodities desired were mostly articles of luxurious consumption - sugar, tea, coffee, indigo, opium, and the spices.

Individual countries produced sufficient food for local consumption.

As all manufactured products were wrought by hand each country could supply its own needs.

Commerce enriched the nations which carried on trade and made its merchants wealthy.

The Phoenicians, the pre-eminent merchants, possessed a monopoly on trade for two thousand years.

Egypt's share of the trade traffic from central Africa created its great wealth.

In the age of Solomon, the Jews possessed the Eastern end of the trade traffic for a generation and considered it the chief glory of Solomon's reign.

The power of the Assyrian Empire was largely based upon the possession of the Eastern end of this commerce.

The conquests of the Assyrian Empire along the Mediterranean broke up the old line of the trade by way of the Red Sea.

To obtain possession of this commerce was the aim of the conquests of Nebuchadnezzar of the Chaldean Dynasty who freed the Babylonians from Assyrian rule, conquered Judah and Jeruselam, and built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar carried the trade commerce through Babylon, and up the Euphrates, across Syria and Asia Minor, and gave the Western end of the traffic to the Lydians and the Ionian Greeks.

The possession of the Western end of the trade commerce awakened the slumbering Greek culture which then flowered.

The hostility of the Greeks to Persia, which caused the burning of Sardis, and led to the Persian wars, no doubt originated in the fact that Persia gave the trade commerce back to the Phoenicians, who restored it to its old route by way of the Red Sea.

After the Christian Era, the Venetians took possession of the trade commerce and it made them the great merchant princes of the Middle Ages.

The discovery of the passage around Cape Good Hope gave the trade commerce into the hands of the Portuguese who closely guarded their topographic knowledge for a century.

Then the Dutch, the French and the English organized trading companies which competed with each other for the possession of the East India trade.

On 31 December 1600, the Queen granted a Royal Charter to "George, Earl of Cumberland, and 215 Knights, Aldermen, and Burgesses" under the name, Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading with the East Indies. For a period of fifteen years the charter awarded the newly formed company a monopoly on trade with all countries east of the Cape of Good Hope and west of the Straits of Magellan. Anybody who traded in breach of the charter without a license from the Company was liable to forfeiture of their ships and cargo (half of which went to the Crown and the other half to the Company), as well as imprisonment at the "royal pleasure".

Initially, the company struggled in the spice trade because of the competition from the already well-established Dutch East India Company. The company opened a factory in Bantam on the first voyage and imports of pepper from Java were an important part of the company's trade for twenty years. English traders frequently engaged in hostilities with their Dutch and Portuguese counterparts in the Indian Ocean. The company achieved a major victory over the Portuguese in the Battle of Swally in 1612, which was held at Suvali of Surat.

The company, which benefited from the imperial patronage, soon expanded its commercial trading operations, eclipsing the Portuguese Estado da Índia, which had established bases in Goa, Chittagong, and Bombay, which Portugal later ceded to England as part of the dowry of Catherine de Braganza. The East India Company also launched a joint attack with the Dutch United East India Company on Portuguese and Spanish ships off the coast of China, which helped secure their ports in China. The company established trading posts in Surat (1619), Madras (1639), Bombay (1668), and Calcutta (1690).

The prosperity that the officers of the company enjoyed allowed them to return to Britain and establish sprawling estates and businesses, and to obtain political power. The company developed a lobby in the English parliament. Under pressure from ambitious tradesmen and former associates of the company (pejoratively termed Interlopers by the company), who wanted to establish private trading firms in India, a deregulating act was passed in 1694.

This allowed any English firm to trade with India, unless specifically prohibited by act of parliament, thereby annulling the charter that had been in force for almost 100 years. By an act that was passed in 1698, a new "parallel" East India Company (officially titled the English Company Trading to the East Indies) was floated under a state-backed indemnity of £2 million. The powerful stockholders of the old company quickly subscribed a sum of £315,000 in the new concern, and dominated the new body. The two companies wrestled with each other for some time, both in England and in India, for a dominant share of the trade.

The admission of Solomon Dormido to membership in the English Royal Exchange led to a suspension of the law excluding Jews; and soon they entered in such numbers that a special space, known as the Jews' Walk, was allotted to them. As the law had been abrogated for the Jews, a similar suspension as regards the taking of the oath had to be generally adopted; and in consequence the Exchange was soon overrun with doubtful characters. Abuses grew so rapidly that public clamor resulted in a reorganization of the Exchange and its laws in 1697. The "Post Boy" of April 27 of that year records that "the Lord Mayor and the Aldermen have been busy this week in receiving petitions from a great number of persons, who put in to be Exchange brokers: they are to be 100 in number, 80 of whom are to be Englishmen and the rest foreigners and Jews, each of whom is to carry a medal in his pocket with his name on it, the King's effigy on one side and the city arms on the other, and they are to show it on the making of any bargains."

It quickly became evident that, in practice, the two companies faced scarcely any measurable competition except from each other aand so the companies merged in 1708, by a tripartite indenture involving both companies and the state. Under this arrangement, the merged company lent to the Treasury a sum of £3,200,000, in return for exclusive privileges for the next three years, after which the situation was to be reviewed.

In 1708 the twelve 'Jew brokers' licensed to operate in the City of London on the Jew's Walk tendered the British Treasury £3,200,000 in return for an exclusive grant of trading privileges with all countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, between Cape Horn and Cape Good Hope for the newly chartered amalgamated joint stock corporation - the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies.

{"Benjamin Levy, who may be reckoned the father of the congregation, left behind him three children: Menahem, Abigail, and Elias. The first-named, the son of his former marriage, was eighteen years of age at the time of his father's death, and inherited a comfortable fortune. As he was still a minor he could not take over his father's place and medal as one of the twelve licensed Jew Brokers, which passed to one Aaron Alvares. When Menahem came of age in 1707, he tried in vain to persuade his father's kinsman and associate Moses Hart (who had been admitted to 'Change in 1704, in succession to David de Faro) to retire in his favour, and went so far as to assert that he had paid him £1,000 on this understanding. The case gave rise to prolonged litigation and an enquiry by the Court of Aldermen, with the result that Moses was exonerated. In the following year Menahem Levy died, unmarried (October 14th, 1708). " - History of the Great Synagogue Chapter XII THE NEW GREAT SYNAGOGUE, 1790}

The United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies opened a trading station in Canton in 1715 importing opium and tobacco into China. The British wanted silk. The Chinese would only take silver bullion in trade for silk. British silver reserves became depleted. So the British started importing opium from India and obtained an opium monopoly by 1773 which virtually continued unchanged until 1947. By only excepting silver in exchange for opium British silver reserves were restored.

In 1729, rising opium use in China prompted an imperial edict that forbade the sale of opium for smoking purposes.

East India Compnay agency houses such as Jardine, Matheson & Co and Dent & Co. imported amounts averaging 900 tons a year by 1799.

In 1838 with the amount of smuggled opium entering China approaching 1,400 tons a year, the Chinese imposed a death penalty for opium smuggling and sent a Special Imperial Commissioner, Lin Zexu, to curb smuggling.

After the First opium war, from 1839 to 1842, Hong Kong island was ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Nanking and the Chinese market opened to the opium traders of Britain and other nations.

A Second Opium War fought by Britain and France against China lasted from 1856 until 1860 and led to the Treaty of Tientsin which legalised the importation of opium. Legalisation stimulated domestic Chinese opium production and increased the importation of opium from Turkey and Persia.

A corporation is started in mercantile or other business by persons associated in a joint stock corporation. The founders of corporations issue stock in the corporation in exchange for operating capitial. In exchange for the capital the business originators are usually required to provide security for the loan which typically consists of a promise to turn over ownership interests in the new corporation in the case of a loan default.

{The worship of Mammon requires the profit driven behavior of corporatism. This disease started when the British Crown granted exclusive rights of trade with India to the British East India Company. British East India Company raped India stealing Indian wealth and impoverishing the Indian people forcing them from their ancestral village homes to work plantations carved out of jungle.

Later came Standard Oil, which controlled 70% of the world market in oil by 1890. The same Standard Oil (Exxon now ExxonMobil) that later provided the Germans with the ability to synthesize oil from coal and the formula for tetraethyl lead for aviation fuel. Germany could not have fought the WWII without these gifts from Standard Oil.

You see, the corporatists play both sides in war as profits are to be made and the worship of Mammon requires substantial profit streams.

A corporation can be socially responsible but only if that social responsibility is written into the corporate charter.

Unfortunately the worshipers of Mammon shun investment in socially responsible corporations.

The people of Earth and the Earth itself are being consumed by concept in the form of a legal construct - the corporation. The people of Earth must throw off the shackles of ingrained conditioned parochial thinking and come up with socially responsible ways of caring for ourselves that does not rely on the psychopathological methods of externalization of costs employed by the corporatists.

After all the psychopathological reality of the corporation is impoverishing the vast majority of the peoples of Earth and is killing vast quantities of life on Earth in the sixth great extinction.}

Superior nautical skill gave British vessels so great an advantage in naval combats that Britain gained maritime supremacy.

The United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies prospered, not only by the usual gains of commercial trade, but also by taking possession of the trading stations of its commercial rivals which were dispossessed by a conquest paid for by the British government and financed by the syndicate of the soulless.

Countries invaded by the British Empire
Resource Confiscation: Countries invaded by the British Empire

In the great Seven Years' War, from 1757 to 1764, Great Britain dispossessed France of all her colonial possessions.

In India through the genius of Clive the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies, renamed here, British East India Company laid the foundation of its imperial greatness.

Historical authorities date the rise of the British East India Company to imperial power at the victory of Plassy in 1757.

By 1764 the British East India Company was an empire exercising imperial sway in Bengal over a territory containing a population of forty million yielding larger revenue streams than those of the Austrian empire - at that time the greatest European power.

By 1764, the British East India Company, the wealthiest corporation in the world, ruled a territorial empire.

The success of the British East India Company in India rested on trickery, wrong, exaction, theft, robbery and murder. As a joint stock corporation no individual was held responsible.

With the Mogul empire in the last stages of decay the British East India Company constantly shifted its ground as expediency required, sometimes treating the Princes of India as independent states, and sometimes, as dependencies of the Mogul empire.

The British East India Company provided mercenaries to a native prince, to enable him to conquer another - selling favors on every side. When the opportunity came, the British East India Company devoured the treasures and the territory of friends and foes alike raping India in the process. This set the stage for the corporations of the future giving them the ability to follow in the footsteps of the greatest criminal empire the world had ever known.

History presents no career of conquest, in which fraud, deceit and rapine were so well used as in the conquest of India by the British East India Company.

This was the first example in the history of the world of a trading corporation becoming an imperial power.

The imperial rule of the British East India Company was marked by the rapacity, chicane and fraud that characterizes a great corporation in the soulless and conscienceless pursuit of gain - a corporation run as a division of the syndicate of the soulless.

The British East India Company continued its occupation of India until the Sepoy mutiny.

The British East India Company then involved the British government in the administration of India.

East India Company enlists government of Great Britain
(quote false/gist true/white propaganda) Minute by the Hon'ble T. B. Macaulay, dated the 2nd February 1835

The syndicate of the soulless found by experience that it was better for them to monopolize industry, commerce and wealth under the protection of a government controlled by them, than to exercise territorial sovereignty themselves much as corporations do today by having the American government through the military enforce private contracts, provide bailouts, grant subsidies and make regulatory decrees.

By 1764 the sydicate of the soulless controlled and possessed a massively capitalized corporate empire without parallel in the annals of world history which regulated the mercantile trade between the Temperate zone and the Tropics.

The British East India Company finally obtained an opium monopoly in Bengal in 1773 and in Bombay in 1830. From the 1770s the British East India Company began heavier trade in Canton, often trading opium for tea. Under pressure from the Chinese government, the British East India Company stopped exporting opium directly to China in 1796 and began selling in Calcutta to private merchants, who then delivered the opium to China.

"China legalized opium after the Second Opium War yielding to British pressure. The East India Company kept records of opium exports from India to China throughout the 1800s even though importation into China, and consumption within China, were prohibited until 1858. Exportation occurred before this date because third party entrepreneurs purchased the opium in India and smuggled it into China. If China's prohibition of opium reduced consumption to a substantial degree, legalization should have increased exports from India to China unless legalization spurred production within China. In that case, however, Chinese substitution of domestic for imported opium should have reduced the export price of Indian opium. The evidence suggests that the legalization of opium had little effect on the price of opium or the quantity of opium imported." - Chris Feige & Jeffrey A. Miron April, 2005

In 1774, James Watt, improving on the design of the Newcomen engine, perfected the steam engine which soon replaced the natural power sources of wind and water. The steam engine was set to work on the newly invented power loom, the spinning Jenny and the cotton gin, and most importantly, in transportation.

At this time Great Britain was the only country in Europe which had coal and iron for steam purposes.

The syndicate of the soulless, owners of the British East India Company, were the only ones in the world with capital to engage in the new industry as all the other great trading companies had been destroyed by British conquest.

Through the experiences of the British East India Company the sydicate of the soulless learned that large corporations were unwieldy and adopted the policy of single corporate companies for each specific enterprise.

It was much easier to operate small corporations, or divisions, and a few individuals could hold the stock of a great number of small corporations without exciting jealousy.

To manage the different corporations the syndicate of the soulless formed their joint stock corporations into the regiments of an army - brigades and divisions, each dependent on the other, so as to give them the compact solidity of a imperial military organization. This newly commercialized corporate mercantilism had the flexibility of individual enterprise with the solidity of the despotism of the syndicate of the soulless.

The syndicate of the soulless organized new joint stock corporations which built factories of all kinds - iron mills, woolen mills, cotton mills; vessels to plow the waters of every ocean, warehouses to store trade goods and they established new trading stations all over the Earth.

Commerce had languished in previous ages as the Temperate zone had not sufficient cheap products suited to tropical demand to offer in exchange for tropical productions.

The power of steam opened up a new commercial era. Commerce and industry blossomed. A wave of excitement swept over Great Britain sparking an industrial boom. Individuals with money invested in the stock of manufacturing corporations, shipping and trading corporations.

Moses Haim Montefiore and Nathan Mayer Rothschild entered a counting house in the City of London, and became two of the twelve "Jew brokers" licensed by the city. Moses Haim Montefiore married Judith Cohen daughter of Levi Barent Cohen. Judith's sister Henriette Cohen married Nathan Mayer Rothschild.

When the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified on June 21, 1788 the Contract Clause guaranteed the inviolability of sales and financing contracts to encouraged an inflow of foreign capital by reducing the risk of loss to foreign merchants trading with and investing in the former colonies.

In 1810 the Supreme Court ruled in Fletcher v. Peck, the first ruling to overturn state law, that the Contract Clause of the Constitution could not be invalidated, even if the contract was illegally secured.

In corporations for steam manufactures, the syndicate of the soulless made sure to have the majority of stock: outside corporations could be devoured at leisure as the syndicate of the soulless had an unmitigated advantage in their perfected organizational system backed by immense capital reserves.

Commercial "crises" were most often originated and always manipulated by the syndicate of the soulless.
A commercial "crisis" always comes in the form of a money crunch - chicken little says the sky is falling, and then, amazingly it does - loans are called, non-renwal of credit lines become prominent = credit crunch - "Sorry sir , you fail to meet underwriting criteria!"

The sydicate of the soulless manages to systematically break down rival companies - they force down the value of rival companies by flooding the market with cheaper goods - when stock values become depressed they buy out failing minority stockholders.

The sydicate of the soulless has reduced to a system, scientifically conceived and artfully executed, crushing of rival businesses and freezing out of minority stockholders.

The sydicate of the soulless always pours capital into fledgling enterprises ( If you are a member of their exclusive country club you can be a "nobody" who becomes a "somebody" - thus perpetuating the rags to riches nonsense. Anyone can make an enterprise boom - especially a targeted one - when they are loaned $100 million at no interest (small market = cartel), granted limitless advertisements in product placements (think alcohol, tobacco, "designer" clothes, nightclubs & swing joints, most of 20th century courtesy Hollywood), as "news" and as infomericials. This always creates a surge in public interest, due to the extensive "news" coverage, which creates a boom in every new enterprise able to enlist unlimited outside capital at no interest. (Central bankers have a money tree for ideological brethern and family!) )

During the Panic of 1837 Moses Taylor* doubled his fortune when many Americans were going bankrupt during an abrupt contraction of credit - more than half the business firms in New York failed.

In 1855, Moses Taylor became president of City Bank.

During the Panic of 1857, City Bank profited by purchasing floundering competitors as Moses Taylor seemed to have an unlimited supply of cash for buying up distressed stocks as did George Peabody and Junius Spencer Morgan, John Pierpont Morgan's father.

Moses Taylor purchased nearly all the stock of Delaware Lackawanna Railroad for $5 a share. Seven years later, it was selling for $240 a share. Moses Taylor net worth was now fifty million dollars.

"For such qualities of conservatism and purity, George Peabody and Company, the old tree out of which the House of Morgan grew, was famous. In the Panic of 1857, when depreciated securities had been thrown on the market by distressed investors in America, Peabody and the elder Morgan, being in possession of cash, had purchased such bonds as possessed real value freely, and then resold them at a large advance when sanity was restored." - Matthew Josephson, The Robber Barons 1934

"One of the high water marks of the successful Rothschild-Peabody Morgan business venture was the Panic of 1857. It had been twenty years since the Panic of 1837: its lessons had been forgotten by hordes of eager investors who were anxious to invest the profits of a developing America. It was time to fleece them again. The stock market operates like a wave washing up on the beach. It sweeps with it many minuscule creatures who derive all of their life support from the oxygen and water of the wave. They coast along at the crest of the "Tide of Prosperity". Suddenly the wave, having reached the high water mark on the beach, recedes, leaving all of the creatures gasping on the sand. Another wave may come in time to save them, but in all likelihood it will not come as far, and some of the sea creatures are doomed. In the same manner, waves of prosperity, fed by newly created money, through an artificial contraction of credit, recedes, leaving those it had borne high to gasp and die without hope of salvation." - Eustice Mullins

In every country of the Temperate zone, the demand for British manufactured goods was much greater than could be paid for by exports. The difference in the balance of trade was always systematically arranged by lending money on mortgage for that amount, or by spending the amount of the deficit in starting some business enterprise in that country.

In this way, the adverse balance of trade was not felt by the country falling behind. It bought all it wanted, and the adverse balance of trade actually made times better; for it caused the profits of the sydicate of the soulless to be invested in the country, stimulating business into activity. The only disadvantage was that the business investment did not belong to the nation but to the sydicate of the soulless. The prosperity created was not national prosperity but was the bloated gains of the sydicate of the soulless.

This has been the regular method of the sydicate of the soulless.

Starting new manufactures, new shipping corporations, new trading corporations: getting in all the outside capital possible, and then freezing out minority stockholders and throttling competitors; getting all the nations in debt and making parasite investments to the amount of the deficit of the balance of trade.

The immense profits realized enabled the sydicate of the soulless to loan the money necessary on both sides to sustain the immense armaments of the wars of the French Revolution. The syndicate of the soulless supplied Napoleon and his allies the loans necessary for his campaigns while also loaning money to the countries that stood in Napoleon's path.

By this time the sydicate of the soulless was operating five separate central banks in London, Paris, Naples, Frankfurt and Vienna.

When Napoleon fell, there remained but one grand imperialism in the world - the imperialism of massive capital - the sydicate of the soulless centered it's power in London.

Little progress was made in applying steam to transportation until the mines of California, Australia, the Rocky Mountains, Mexico and South America added hundreds of millions of dollars to the circulating currency of the world. After twenty years of stagnation the newly mined gold and silver that was put into currency circulation created transportation building on a massive scale. The sydicate of the soulless greatly enlarged its operations in the new age of steam transportation. When they made more profits than were needed for investments - for the profits of the sydicate of the soulless always grew faster than the wants of commerce - they invested their surplus profits in various countries, in lands, in city houses, in building new railroads; and in buying vast bodies of lands in the Tropics, on which they opened up immense plantations, for the growth of coffee, tea, indigo, rice, opium, spices, and all tropical productions; tea plantations in China; coffee plantations in Java and Ceylon; sheep ranches in Australia, South Africa and South America; sugar plantations in the West Indies and the Sandwich Islands; gold and silver mines in California, the Rocky Mountains, Australia, Mexico, and South America; diamond mines in India, and South Africa and Brazil; ruby mines in Burma ; lumber mills in Canada, the United States, Norway, Sweden and Poland; city buildings in all countries; and railroads all over the world.

Ownership of railroads gave to the syndicate of the soulless entire control of the internal traffic of any nation whose railroads they had mortgaged. Railroad ownership enabled them to make hundreds of millions of dollars in speculations on town lots at points on the railroads known beforehand only to the agents of the sydicate of the soulless.

"The once pastoral landscape of America, quiet and undisturbed, was now pierced by the sight and sound of a mechanical marvel, the locomotive and its trailing cars... wherever tracks were hammered down, business was sure to follow. Sometimes whole towns were planned around a railroad track...buildings that had once been inns and taverns catering to the stagecoach trade became rail depots...a new social caste system was spreading in the wake of the railroad. Now there was a 'right side' and a 'wrong side' of the tracks. The right and wrong side of the tracks was determined by which way the wind blew the sooty, black engine smoke." - Leonard Everett Fisher

In 1864, armed with the immense capital derived from all its sources of wealth, the syndicate of the soulless began investments in mortgages in real estate and began its career of monopolizing whole branches of industry and vast lines of trade. The massive capital of the syndicate of the soulless had become so vast that they were able to expand into mortgaging and purchasing property including huge bodies of wild lands and to begin the purchase of sustenance industries - improved farms, breweries, flour mills, meat packing and lumber mills.

The syndicate of the soulless, over time, gradually gains control of all productive industry. The sydicate of the soulless does this by reducing prices to the lowest point that yields subsistence to the laborer thus keeping the population on the verge of starvation.

We know from the Irish famines, that a modern famine is not a dearth of food, so much as the lack of means to buy bread. During one of the famines in Ireland, an American vessel entering the harbor of Cork with provisions sent by American charity to the starving Irish, met two vessels sailing out of the harbor laden with food sent from Ireland to a foreign market. The millions who have perished of hunger since the founding of the British East India Company were the victims of the sydicate of the soulless decreasing the value of labor and increasing the value of commodities. With unlimited funds from "profitable investments" the syndicate of the soulless made immense land investments in India purchasing the very rich delta lands along the streams of the alluvial plains of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers which stretched from the sea to the foot of the Himalaya Mountains. Offering the alternative of emigration to the new plantations or starvation the Indian populace was turned into a race of serfs who would till the soil for wages barely sufficient for subsistence. Produce grown at starvation wages flooded world markets forcing down the price of products all over the Earth to the pauper standard of labor.

"Our system of money, the very symbol of wealth, creates scarcity in the midst of this plenty. To what end? The purpose of money, after all, is first and foremost to facilitate exchange." - Charles Eisenstein

"The current money system obliges us to incur debt collectively, and to compete with others in the community, just to obtain the means to perform exchanges between us." - Bernard Lietaer

{In March 2009 Americans Feeding Americans Emergency Caravan brought 13 semitrailers with more than $2.1 million worth of food, enough to help sustain about 5,200 families for a week, to Elkhart, Indiana. Agriculture in Indiana is a large and diverse industry that plays a vital role in the economic stability of Indiana, with 63,000 farms containing 15,400,000 acres of farmland. In 2001, cash receipts from the sale of crops and livestock reached $5.1 billion. In the same year, Indiana ranked 14th in the United States in cash receipts from the sale of all commodities; crop sales amounted to $3.2 billion; and livestock sales totaled $1.8 billion. In 2002 the state produced over 631 million bushels of corn for grain, ranking 5th in the United States. Indiana also grew over 235 million bushels of soybeans, the 4th most in the nation. The monoculture is unable to feed the very people that it surrounds!}

"If things go on, in a few years more the Money Kings will own a wider empire of farming lands in the United States than in India; and the American farmer will be reduced to the condition of the Hindoo peasant laborer working for a few cents a day, or he may look on and see the lands he has lost cultivated by Chinese and Hindoo (or Mexican). We shall be reduced to the condition of slaves. There is a bottomless pit before us. The Money Power is preparing to plunge us into it." - L.B. Woolfolk 1890

The syndicate of the soulless ruined business men everywhere taking possession of their business and property.

In Europe, in Asia, in Africa, in South America, in Mexico, in Canada, in Australia, and in the Islands of the Pacific.

The constant pursuit of the monopolization of industry, trade and business succeeded while ruining free people engaged in independent enterprise.

In 1860, two-thirds of the shipping tonnage leaving New York harbor was in American ships. Three years later foreign shipping, especially that of Great Britain, carried three-quarters of the trade.

"By the time the CSS Shenandoah lowered its flag, 715 American vessels had been transferred to the British flag to escape capture or bankruptcy." - Lynn Schooler

While America had our commercial marine, Americans received the ruling price in the foreign port for American produce; and the profits were divided between the American producer, the American merchant who exported the produce, and the American ship owner who carried it.

After the Civil War the sydicate of the soulless realized all the profits beyond American shores. The first step in the encroachments of the syndicate of the soulless upon our national industries, was their overthrow of the great New York wholesale merchants.

"I only found it out in 1880, when I spent some time in New York city. The man at whose house I boarded told me one day in conversation that he had been rich, but had failed in business: he then obtained support by taking boarders . "Misery loves company," said he ; "and the only consolation I have is that all the tall trees of the forest fell, when I went down . Why sir, not more than three or four business men in New York, who were prominent in business before the War, are in business now. They all failed. Nobody knew what hurt them, business took new channels, their business left them and they went broke. How business changed in New York since the War is incomprehensible to everybody," he continued meditatively." - L.B. Woolfolk

The syndicate of the soulless who owned the English manufactures and the mercantile shipping houses started branch houses in New York filled with high quality goods. In order to monopolize trade the drummer system, originated in England, was brought to America and most of the trade of the country ended up moving through the New York branch houses. The Western and Southern merchants had been in the habit of visiting New York City, once or twice a year, to buy new stocks of goods. But now, the drummers, agents of the sydicate of the soulless, offered the Southern and Western merchants goods, by sample, of better quality, and at lower prices, than they could get them in New York. The old New York merchants failed and retired from business as they could no longer compete with the rock bottom prices.

{George Herbert ( "Bert" ) Walker, for whom George H.W. Bush was named, was the son of a dry goods wholesaler who had thrived on imports from England. The British connection had paid for Walker summer houses in Santa Barbara, California, and at "Walker's Point" at Kennebunkport, Maine.}

The withdrawal of capital from America by the sydicate of the soulless through monopolized goods created a cash shortage so the railroads had to be built with debt.

When two cities wished to link themselves with a railroad, they issued bonds to the extent of their credit: they induced all the counties along the line to issue bonds. When these bonds were sold the syndicate of the soulless bought them up. When the road-bed, or a considerable part of it was completed, the syndicate of the soulless would furnish the iron and rolling stock secured by first mortgage bonds.

"I recollect that in 1855 to 1857, one of our cities was making tremendous efforts to build a railroad reaching toward a great business center. After two or three efforts made with intervals of deep despondency, over one hundred miles of the road-bed was at last completed; and one of the most distinguished citizens of the state was sent to London, to negotiate for the iron for the road. He succeeded in his object; but, being a man of enlarged views, he came back astounded. He said he found men from all over the world in London on the same business as himself : all wishing to get iron for railroads, at $10,000 a mile, secured on first mortgage bonds: and they all got the iron . He said, " These London capitalists are sure to get the railroads for the first mortgage bonds; and no man can foresee the consequences . It will certainly work a mighty change in the condition of the earth, when these capitalists get possession of all the land transportation of the world. No man can tell what the result will be." We are now seeing some of the evils which this statesman of a generation ago dimly foreshadowed ." - L.B. Woolfolk

The sydicate of the soulless took ownership of the railroads by foreclosing the first mortgage bonds.

John Bidall Martin, Lombard street, London, gained ownership through foreclosure of the Erie railroad and the Wabash railroad systems. Most of these first mortgage bonds carried usurous rates - so high that all profits go directly to the bond holders as interest payments. An objection may be presented here, that many American railroads, and those the most valuable, were owned by Americans: that the Vanderbilts owned the New York Central system - that Jay Gould owned a large system in his own right - that Tom Scott owned the Pennsylvania Central - that Garrett owned the Baltimore and Ohio - and that Huntingdon owned the Chesapeake and Ohio and its connections.

The truth is the American "railroad kings" were agents of the syndicate of the soulless.

In 1873, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk were full partners in the ownership of the New York and Erie R.R. Holding $23,000,000 of railroad stocks, they were thought to be worth over $10,000,000 each. Jay Gould and Jim Fisk were full partners. When Jim Fisk was killed, in 1873, he was thought to be worth around $11,000,000, as he was holding that amount of railroad stock. At the settlement of Jim Fisk's estate his family received only a few thousand dollars.

In 1873, Jay Gould could hardly have been worth more than his partner, Jim Fisk. In the hard times that followed 1873, nobody in America could make much money.

In 1878 Jay Gould went out West with forty million dollars according to the newspapers and bought ten thousand miles of railroad. The Wabash System is one-half of the ten thousand miles of railroad in the Gould System. Some years ago, the Wabash System became embarrassed, and was placed in the hands of a receiver. Mr. Gould no doubt supposed that it might affect his credit for the American people to suppose that he could not sustain the credit of his railroads; so he had an interview with a New York reporter in which he said that much the greater number of the stockholders of the Wabash System were in Great Britain and only a few in the United States. The rest of the ten thousand miles of the Gould System consists of the Missouri Pacific, the Missouri Kansas and Texas, the Texas Pacific, and the Iron Mountain Railroads. The Texas Pacific did not belong to Jay Gould, for its stockholders have had it taken out of the Gould System by process of law. The Missouri Kansas and Texas did not belong to him; for its stockholders also, have brought suit and withdrawn the railroad from the Gould System . Jay Gould had an interview with a reporter in which he stated that he held more stock in the Missouri Pacific than all his other investments put together. The Missouri Pacific is a railroad three hundred miles long, running from St. Louis to Kansas City.

When we find one of the ostensible great owners of a grand railroad system to be merely an agent of the sydicate of the soulless, it gives rise to a strong presumption that the other reputed owners of great railroad systems are also merely agents of the syndicate of the soulless.

"It was in the decades following our Civil War that our industries began to burgeon. We had great railroads to build. The oil, mining, steel, textile industries were bursting out of their swaddling-clothes. All of that called for vast financing; much of that financing had to come from abroad. That meant the House of Rothschild and that was when Jacob Schiff came into his own. He played a very crafty game.

Jacob Schiff became the patron-saint of John D. Rockefeller, E. H. Harriman, and Andrew Carnegie. Jacob Schiff financed the Standard Oil Company for John D. Rockefeller, the Railroad Empire for E. H. Harriman, and the Steel Empire for Andrew Carnegie. Jacob Schiff opened the doors of the House of Rothschild to Morgan, Biddle, and Drexel through Kuhn, Loeb, and Company which provided the financing to build the industrial empires. At the time of his death Edward Henry Harriman controlled the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, the Saint Joseph and Grand Island, the Illinois Central, the Central of Georgia, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and the Wells Fargo Express Company.

At the turn of the century Jacob Schiff had a tight control of the entire banking-fraternity on Wall Street which by then included Lehman brothers, Goldman-Sachs, and other internationalist banks that where headed by men chosen by the Rothschilds. In short; that meant control of the nation's money-powers and he was then ready for the giant step - the entrapment of our national money-system." - Myron Fagan

Commodore Vanderbilt, originally a poor man, first rose into prominence as the manager of a line of steamers, running in the Isthmus route from New York to San Francisco. When Commodore Vanderbilt quit the ship line and went into Wall Street speculation in railroad stocks, he was worth only one million dollars.

Commodore Vanderbilt could not have been the owner of the steamship line as it was worth much more than one million dollars.

Commodore Vanderbilt was always buying railroad stocks and seemed to have an unlimited purse. Nobody knew where Commodore Vanderbilt got his money. Frequently Commodore Vanderbilt had the whole of Wall Street against him, but he was always able to put down any combination that was formed against him. Commodore Vanderbilt was constantly opposed by Daniel Drew, who was worth $15,000,000. It is idle to suppose that Commodore Vanderbilt was able to carry his vast operations through, with the one million dollars he was worth when he went into Wall Street.

Many of the operators there who combined against him were each far richer than he.

Commodore Vanderbilt bought out Harlem, a little railroad some twenty odd miles long. Everyone was astonished that one man was able to buy and own an entire railroad. Commodore Vanderbilt soon afterwards bought the Hudson River railroad, and the New York Central; and he continued to purchase railroads, until he owned a grand system extending far into the Northwest. It was impossible for Commodore Vanderbilt to have conducted his immense operations with his own limited capital .

At his death, Commodore Vanderbilt was reputed to be worth one hundred million dollars.

In his will Commodore Vanderbilt divided out only three and one half millions among his children, all he was really worth. On Commodore Vanderbilt's death his son, William Henry Vanderbilt, immediately transferred a controlling interest in the New York Central System to a syndicate of New York capitalists representing sydicate of the soulless for $50,000,000; which William Henry Vanderbilt at once invested in four per cent United States bonds.

The transaction is contrary to all the laws of human motive.

The stock made him a railroad magnate - one of the most influential men in America.

A man owning a grand railroad system under his own absolute control would not jeopardize his interests, by selling a controlling interest to foreign capitalists. Nor would an astute financier like William Henry Vanderbilt have sold a controlling interest in a grand railroad system which must have been paying much more than four percent to invest the money in four percent bonds. Nor does it accord with the pride of a railroad magnate thus to abdicate power especially since William Henry Vanderbilt was a haughty irritable man exceedingly indiscreet in his utterances. Those four percent bonds were deposited in London, in the banking house of John Bidall Martin in Lombard street.

"Damn the people! I do not run my roads for the benefit of the people."- William Henry Vanderbilt

The provisions of the will of William Henry Vanderbilt bear out the idea that he was an agent of the sydicate of the soulless.

William Henry Vanderbilt divided his property among his children more equally than his father had done; but he gave to one son $56,000,000, a controlling interest in the railroad system; and he provided that all the property should remain together. The syndicate of the soulless pay their agents, American aristocracy, well.

Their rule is to give them a large, though minority interest, in the property they manage.

The position of Commodore Vanderbilt, and later, of Jay Gould, and William Henry Vanderbilt, would give the sydicate of the soulless vast opportunities of making a great deal of money for themselves in operations on Wall Street.

Tom Scott was the reputed owner of the Pennsylvania Central but at his death his heirs did not become owners of that railroad system.

At the time the Central Pacific Railroad was projected, C. P. Huntingdon was a grocer with limited means in San Francisco. Theodore Judah, C. P. Huntingdon, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins built the Central Pacific Railroad. Many facts indicate that they were merely the agents of the syndicate of the soulless. The United States government aid was only paid when a stipulated number of miles of railway had been completed: the men in the construction company had not the means to do so much work before receiving the government subsidy.

All Americans who have a grand enterprise in hand go to the sydicate of the soulless to get the money to accomplish it.

Due in large part to Theodore Judah's lobbying, Congress passed and President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862.

"The Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 chartered the Union Pacific Railroad, and provided for it to build westward from the Missouri River in Nebraska to a meeting with the Central Pacific reaching eastward from Sacramento. It also granted the two railroads 10 square miles of public land (later increased to twenty) for every mile of track laid, and loans in Government bonds of $16,000 to $48,000 per mile, depending on the topography. The Union Pacific was being financed by a construction company called "Credit Mobilier" headed up by Thomas C. Durant. The engineer designing the railroad gave Thomas C. Durant a price tag of 3 million dollars for the first 100 miles.

Thomas C. Durant then gave a contract to Credit Mobilier for 5 million dollars while "holding the company only to the original 3 million dollar specifications." When the engineer resigned in protest, Major General Grenville M. Dodge was recruited from the United States Army to replace him. Greed and corruption continued with a few key people becoming quite wealthy at the expense of the Union Pacific.

The financial wrangling of the Central Pacific was also quite questionable, but their books were never reviewed. C.P. Huntingdon claimed they had been destroyed when the construction company disbanded. The investigators concluded, nevertheless, that the Big Four had benefitted excessively." - Charlton Ogburn

When C. P. Huntingdon appeared before a Congressional Committee, he insisted that the Central Pacific road was in dire circumstances. When a member of the Committee asked him if he shared the depressed financial condition of the road, he paused for a considerable time before answering with extreme caution, "No: I am said to be rich." C. P. Huntingdon insisted that he had made no money out of the Central Pacific; but that everything he was worth had been realized from other enterprises.

In 1859 with the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania, many Americans embarked in the new enterprise; spending millions in prospecting for oil, and millions more in operating successful wells, engaged in active and healthy competition in the oil market. The aggregate profits of the business attracted the attention of the syndicate of the soulless, which promptly took steps to crush the American well owners, and monopolize the business.

The measures adopted were quiet sudden.

A railroad was built to the oil regions, but not built to the oil wells. Its terminus was fifteen miles away. A few wells were purchased and a pipe line company was organized. A pipe line was laid from the wells purchased, out to the railroad, with steam engines stationed at intervals, to force onward the sluggish flow of oil.

At that time, six thousand wagons were hauling oil over corduroy roads out to the railroad. The well owners hauling the oil in barrels on wagons could not compete with the pipeline.

The profits of oil barely covered expenses.

The individual well owners had to plug up their wells, waiting for another railroad to be built into the oil regions, over which they might ship. No other railroad was built.

In 1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil in Ohio.

John D. Rockefeller was financed by the Kuhn, Loeb & Company.

Standard Oil absorbed or destroyed most of its competition in Cleveland in less than two months in 1872 and later throughout the northeastern United States. The Standard Oil Company crushed all competitors and took possession of the entire oil industry of America establishing a monopoly.

"Misleading advertising leads to over consumption but that may be offsetting the under-consumption associated with monopoly prices." - Edward L. Glaeser, Gergely Ujhelyi, December 2006 (The international oil companies effectively have a monopolistic cartel.)

The only group to survive outside the Standard Oil Trust at that time were the Texas oilmen as the state of Texas issued an injunction against Standard Oil doing business in Texas. The Standard Oil Trust was ruled illegal by the United States Supreme Court in May 1911 and fined $29,000,000 which was never paid. (If Texas had allowed Standard Oil to do business in Texas the top American billionaires in oil and gas would have been Vampires agents of the sydicate of the soulless instead of Texans as they were in Chicago and New York.)

The Standard Oil Company, like all the monopolies of the syndicate of the soulless, was world-wide in its operations.

Unlimited capital has always given the sydicate of the soulless a competitive advantage allowing it to create and maintain a monopoly of almost any business.

The syndicate of the soulless has been thwarted in the past from securing a monopoly of the oil trade first by the Texas oil men and later by the rise sovereign producers and finally by the rise of OPEC.(But they certainly intend to capture the oil of Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan)

In 1870, Chicago was rapidly becoming a railroad and business center for the Northwest.

It was the city best adapted to become the trade center of the country with the exception of St. Louis.

St. Louis was being operated by American capital well established .

In order that the syndicate of the soulless might be able to centralize the trade of the country in their hands, it was necessary for them to get a secure clutch upon Chicago .

The great fire of 1871 afforded them their opportunity.

Nobody ever knew how the fire originated.

The fire started at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, in or around a small shed that bordered the alley behind 137 DeKoven Street.

The myth of the origin of the fire is that it was started by a cow kicking over a lantern in the barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary.

Michael Ahern, the Chicago Republican reporter who created the cow myth, admitted in 1893 that he had made it up because he thought it would make colorful copy.

A high wind prevailing at the time swept the flames through the heart of the city, leaving a path of desolation three-fourths of a mile wide.

The business center of Chicago was reduced to ashes.

The business community had been doing business in cheap two-story houses.

The capital for building public improvements on a large scale could only be found in the City of London.

The sydicate of the soulless could dictate the style of buildings to be erected - splendid structures, from six to ten stories high, the upper stories of which could only be rented for offices or lodgings.

Just about the time the rebuilding was completed the Panic of 1873 occurred.

Business was prostrate, renters were lacking for the upper stories, payments could not be made, mortgages were foreclosed, and the most of the grand Chicago business blocks became the property of the sydicate of the soulless mortgage holders.

Kansas City was planted as the outpost of Chicago, to take away the trade of the Southwest from St. Louis and carry it to Chicago.

If anyone wishes to see how these grand capitalists build up cities by the might of capital, such curiosity will be gratified by observations in Chicago and Kansas City . Every suburb is planted, not by pioneers, as in other new towns, but by capitalists, who spend millions before they invite a settler.

A railroad is first built to the prospective town, the streets are graded, gas and water pipes installed, the sidewalks laid and then settlers are invited to make their homes in the new suburb.

The time being ripe the sydicate of the soulless began at once a grand campaign against the New England Mills.

"It was in its devouring the mills of New England that I first came upon the track of the Money Power, after 1873. I knew that the Money Kings had brought on the Panic of 1873, by the failure of Jay Cooke, and I was sure that they were engineering it to suit their own interests. But such was their prudence and skill that for two years I looked in vain.

I first came upon their track in 1875. I then found that the New York merchants were putting down cotton goods to an extremely low price, one-tenth of a cent a yard below the cost of production. Drummers were everywhere urging merchants through the country to buy, on account of the low price, which they said would not last very long . I at first wondered how, with the protection of a high tariff, the price of cotton goods could be so very low. I knew it was not accidental, for the fixed price, one-tenth of a cent a yard below the cost of production in New England, showed that it was done by design." - L.B. Woolfolk

The syndicate of the soulless had discovered a flaw in the American tariff system, which enabled them, owning the English factories, and warehouses and shipping, to crush the mills of New England, despite the protection of the tariff. Before the Civil War, Congress, in order to accommodate the import merchants New York City, so arranged the tariff that duties were payable, not when the goods were placed in the warehouse, but when they were taken out for sale.

The London merchants, under the American warehouse system, could store their goods in the New York warehouse, free of charge, and let them lie there for any length of time; and might then, if they chose, withdraw them without payment of duty, and ship them to any other market.

It was cheaper for the sydicate of the soulless to store their goods in the New York Custom House than in their own warehouses in London as the United States government was so accommodating as to build the warehouse and offer them free use of it for the storage of their goods.

This is another example of how the syndicate of the soulless' joint stock corporations gets the host government to pay their costs. The syndicate of the soulless availed themselves of the privilege given them by the American warehouse system. The syndicate of the soulless stored millions of dollars worth of goods, not really for sale, but to be offered at a nominal price, for the purpose of "bearing"down the price of goods in the New York market.

The New England Mill owners would have to sell their goods as cheap as the English goods were offered in the custom house, at one-tenth of a cent a yard below the cost of production. They had to keep on running, even at a loss; for the delicate machinery, if suffered to lie idle for six months, would become lopsided and worthless. The New England Mill owners continued to run on at a loss until they all failed.

William Sprague IV, of Rhode Island, was the richest of the mill owners of New England. When A. & W. Sprague Company failed for ten million dollars, in 1873 a tide of bankruptcy swept over New England. The newspapers at the time were filled, not with business advertisements but, with bankruptcy notices. Amid the thousands of bankruptcies throughout the country the ruin of the New England mills attracted but little attention .

But the New England mills did not cease operations.

New joint stock corporations were set up controlled by the sydicate of the soulless and the mills were set in operation again, prices were stiffened up to a point that yielded a fair profit and the mills resumed their prosperity .

Nobody in America wished to break down the New England mills.

And nobody on Earth was powerful enough to do it but the syndicate of the soulless.

When the mills had broke their former owners, no American capitalists would have embarked in a losing business.

But the sydicate of the soulless knew how they had broken them and how easy it would be to make them profitable.

The system of the syndicate of the soulless is not known to the public. When they break a man, or a corporation, they do not always set the head of the business aside. The sydicate of the soulless does not wish to make a commotion in business circles by many changes and they need the experience of the old business managers. The system is, not to destroy, but to subordinate.

The method used is the method of the Romans in extending their conquests: the Romans always left a subjugated state with a modicum of power, until the time came to reduce it to a province.

The sydicate of the soulless can always kick out their agents whenever they wish, the corporations being under their complete control and they can afford to be seemingly generous for a while, till the time comes to take entire possession.

The sydicate of the soulless through the Panic of 1873 prostrated America.

For five years after 1873, all business was crushed and lifeless.

As iron works failed the sydicate of the soulless bought up iron mines, and foundries and machine shops; as lumber companies broke from the long stagnation of business they bought the mills and the forested lands; the sydicate of the soulless bought American products at extremely low prices, and made unusually large profits; and they had a grand harvest foreclosing mortgages and taking possession of mortgaged property.


In 1877 the Supreme Court decision of Munn vs. Illinois approved state laws to regulate prices charged to farmers for the use of the grain elevators.

In 1886 the Supreme Court decision of Wabash vs. Illinois abolished 230 state laws passed to regulate rates charged by the railroads, rates for use of the grain elevator and other laws passed to regulate corporations.

"A general agent told my informant, that his business was so mean and arbitrary and despotic, he hated it. He said the planters frequently struggled against the low prices which were ruining them. "But," said he, "they had just as well fight against the course of the seasons. A few men buy all the wheat of the country. There is no competition; the railroads fix the price of wheat and grains to suit themselves, and grind the farmers down into absolute poverty. And they not only plunder the farmer in the price, but they cheat in the measurement which fixes the quality of the wheat. For instance, several years ago, #1 wheat was 90 cents a bushel, #2 75 cents, and #3, 60 cents a bushel . The wheat was so graded by the buyers, that all wheat weighing 60 lbs. and over to the bushel was rated #1 ; all wheat weighing 56 lbs. and over, #2; and all wheat weighing 52 lbs. and over #3. Now, if the wheat were measured in the good old fashioned way in an honest half bushel measure, most of the wheat would weigh 60 lbs. to the bushel, and be rated as #1. But these monopolists cheat systematically in the measure. They use an oval gallon measure, easily battered, by accident, to diminish its capacity. Into such a small measure the wheat will not pack close, when poured very gently out of a pitcher into it. They then weigh the gallon and multiply by 8 to find the weight of a bushel. By this system of measurement little of the wheat rates as #1; and very much of it is rated as #3. In this way, when #1 wheat was selling at 90 cents a bushel, this system of measuring caused much of it to be rated as #3, which brought only 60 cents a bushel . But afterwards, when these monopolists sold the wheat out of the elevators, where it was under pressure, all of it would weigh 60 lbs. to the bushel, and was sold as #1!" - LB Woolfolk 1890

In 1872 there were pork packing firms in all the great cities of the West, doing an independent and profitable business. But in the hard times following the Panic of 1873, pork packing became a losing business. Hogs were high at the time the packers in St. Louis, Louisville and Cincinnati were buying and killing; but by the time the bacon was put upon the market Philip Danforth Armour had flooded the market.

Legend has it that Philip Danforth Armour walked across America to the California gold fields were he made the seed money to start a wholesale grocery business.

"I come from a long line of pig butchers and meat-packers: the Armour family. My not-too-distant relatives were responsible for such ingenious inventions as the refrigerated train car and the "kill floor," and ultimately the meat-oriented status of the modern American diet. In the late 1850's, my great-great-grandfather Herman Ossian ("H.O.") Armour and his brother Phillip Danforth ("P.D.") Armour owned a business which bought hogs from local farmers for delivery to slaughterers and packers. The demands of the hungry Union armies during the Civil War created a boom in pork and the Armour brothers prospered - and profiteered. In a business move that might land you in jail today, and even then was considered "immoral" by his partners, P.D. took advantage of artificially swollen food prices toward the end of 1864 and sold futures to pork barrels he did not possess for delivery in the spring of 1865 when, he gambled, the War would be ending and prices would have fallen. His gamble paid off, and netted a $2,000,000 profit at the expense of disgruntled traders and government merchants." - Jeffrey Armour Nelson

Suddenly Philip Danforth Armour became rich.

Two years after Philip Danforth Armour's packing house was built in Chicago he was killing six thousand hogs a day, and operating his business with a capital of $120,000,000. Besides the Chicago packing house, Philip Danforth Armour had packing houses in Kansas City and Omaha almost as extensive as the Chicago establishment. In Kansas City, Philip Danforth Armour had a bank with such immense resources that, in a time of stringency in the money market, other banks in the city were compelled to lean upon it for support. When the other packers, in St. Louis, Cincinnati and Louisville, lost money by their operations year after year till they broke, Philip Danforth Armour made money all the time. Philip Danforth Armour claimed he used every part of the hog -"everything but the squeal" and it was speculated that his assembly line techniques was the source of his great wealth.

"Many employees worked as much as 18 hours a day in dangerous, unclean, unsanitary conditions. There always seemed to be another new young man available and willing to step in and take the hammer, knife or saw whenever an employee would lose a finger, hand, eye - or stomach for the job." - Jeffrey Armour Nelson

"The Armours were ruthless competitors; they would open a retail outlet in every city and flood the market with their products, selling them at such ridiculously low prices the local butchers and outlets could not compete. Townsfolk took to Armour meat products with the intensity of addicts to heroin©. When the local competition was forced to close their doors and leave their business because they could not match Armour's prices and sell at a loss - Armour could (and did) then raise prices and control completely the availability and pricing of the city's meat and related products. Using this technique, Armour was successful in his efforts to deny opportunities in the meat business to thousands of smaller operators, and many who had been in the butchery business for years found themselves driven to bankruptcy and ruin.

The Armours' monopolistic business practices, the tumult caused when United States soldiers in the Spanish-American War died from eating meat Armour sold to the War Department, and food scandals of the early twentieth Century (wherein Armour and their competitors permitted sawdust, rats, animal feces, and portions of animals heretofore considered inedible to be used in the production of "meat" products), eventually got the attention of the Congress of the United States. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act and other legislation was enacted to protect the public from the unscrupulous business practices of the Armours and their fellow "robber barons."

Years after its enactment, the Armours were indicted for violations of the Sherman Act based on testimony they gave before Congress in which they revealed the very incriminating details of their business practices. A brilliant, silver-tongued lawyer of the day retained by the Armours argued that they should be able to invoke --retroactively -- their Fifth Amendment right not to implicate themselves, and thus prevent the introduction at trial of their own previous damning testimony before Congress, and prevent the introduction of all the evidence procured as a result of that testimony. On the eve of trial, after a jury had been empaneled, a judge accepted the lawyer's argument and dismissed the case against the Armours. The newspapers of the day proclaimed derisively that the Armours' lawyer had given them an "immunity bath." " - Jeffrey Armour Nelson

Dealing in futures on the Board of Trade was a system originated for the purpose of enabling the syndicate of the soulless to force stocks up or down as they choose without any regard to the actual value. The position of Philip Danforth Armour in the Board of Trade, controlling prices, not only of pork and bacon and beef, but also of wheat and grain, is such as would be assumed by a chief and trusted agent of the sydicate of the soulless.

There are many Americans in Chicago and other cities engaged in the fresh meat business who over a ten year period felt lucky to increase their net worth to from $10,000 to $50,000.

Swift Brothers, one of the firms engaged in the dressed beef trade, when they started in the business were worth only $8,000. Three years after, they were running seven hundred refrigerator cars costing $700,000, and were operating their business with a capital of $3,000,000 - much more realistic even in good times.

Many Americans went into distilling after the Civil War and for a time made a great deal of money.

Then the Grand Whiskey Ring was formed and was strong enough to influence national legislation. By controlling national legislation they increased the tax on the whiskey braking the old distillers.

"The Vampires are masters of the whiskey trade in the United States." - John Foster Fraser

The syndicate of the soulless can make hard times and low prices whenever they please, by withdrawing money from circulation. They only need to hold their cash, stop lending the cash back and stop investing their capital to paralyze an economy and put millions of people out of employment.

If a gold or silver mine proves to be rich, only the poorer levels nearer the surface are worked, till the outside stockholders become discouraged and sell out their stock cheap. If on the other hand, the mine proves to be a pocket, like the Emmy Mine in Utah, it is puffed in the newspapers until outsiders have bought the stock; then the true state of things is revealed.

This same scenario is repeated over and over - a joint stock corporation is touted by the syndicate of the soulless controlled press to be the "deal of the century" - an underpriced stock. The value of the stock skyrockets and the original shareholders, members of the sydicate of the soulless, sell for immense profits. Within a few years, it is discovered that the stock was vastly overpriced and all those who fell for the propaganda provided by the sydicate of the soulless in the media they controlled go bankrupt.

After the Civil War the fluctuation in the price of lumber, and the cuts in prices between different dealers was evidence of the war of the sydicate of the soulless upon all independent lumber men. The ownership of the railroads gave such an advantage to the sydicate of the soulless in shipping their lumber to market, that, in the end, all competitors were crushed.

In the late 1800's the high price of flour in comparison with wheat showed that the agents of the syndicate of the soulless had a large number of flour mills in their possession. The occasional sharp falls in the flour market, crushing mill owners of small capital, and the purchase of the flour mills in Minneapolis showed their desire to crush all competitors and get possession of the entire business.

Plans were laid years in advance for monopolizing the cattle production of the Great Plains. Initially the syndicate of the soulless financed the extermination of the buffalo. A high price was offered for buffalo hides in whatever quantity they were offered. All men who wished to hunt buffalo could get an outfit on credit and pay for it in buffalo hides. On these terms, an army of buffalo hunters was organized. After the initial carnage wrought by the buffalo hunters from trains the buffalo hunters lined the banks of the streams where the buffaloes came to drink and in two or three years, the buffalo, numbering many millions were exterminated. Nobody but the sydicate of the soulless could have thus effected the extermination of the buffalo.

Only they had money enough to equip such an army of slaughterers. Only they, in their immense world-wide commerce, had a market for such a vast number of hides. The sydicate of the soulless had been obtaining hides for their trade in leather, shoes, and other leather products, from Buenos Aires, in South America. It was only necessary to substitute buffalo hides for South American hides, for two or three years, to secure the extermination of the buffalo.

The sydicate of the soulless saw a grand enterprise in devoting the Great Plains to the production of beef. As soon as the buffaloe were exterminated, they began to buy cattle in Texas, and cows and calves and young cattle in all the states, to start ranches on the Great Plains. This caused a boom in cattle all over the country; and multitudes of enterprising Americans organized cattle companies, and started cattle ranches all over the West, from Texas to Montana, mortgaging their property, and taking money out of their business, in order to take stock in the cattle companies. The boom in prices was kept up until the Great Plains were fully occupied with ranches.

By 1888 fifty-seven percent of the cattle companies were broke. In order to destroy these American cattle companies, and also to crush the farmers raising cattle, the sydicate of the soulless forced down the price of cattle in defiance of the law of supply and demand. Although cattle was bought for reduced prices those reduced prices never reached the consumer who continued to pay top dollar.

In 1888 a "Coffee Trust" was originated, which at once set to work to destroy all the coffee merchants. The syndicate of the soulless put down the price of coffee so low as to break down the competitors of the trust and no sooner was this accomplished, than the trust put up the price of coffee to more than double the original price.

The Standard Oil Company Trust throttled all competition in the American petroleum market.

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The "Cotton Seed Oil Trust" took possession of the small American producers to manufacture bogus lard and cooking oils. (The American producers had sold cotton seed oil as light weight lubricating oil.)

A "Sugar Trust" took possession of the sugar production and traffic .

A "Whiskey Trust" monopolized the manufacture and sale of distilled liquors.

A "Cattle Trust" took possession of the cattle ranches, the raising of cattle and production of beef.

Trusts, each with millions of capital, began monopolizing production and traffic in salt, lead, cordage, nails, coke, lumber, sheet zinc, copper, crucible steel, and other products. All these "trusts" depress prices until competition is destroyed and then they will double the price of the articles they monopolize.

Trusts do not merely war upon individual competitors they war upon national prosperity. These trusts are really a conspiracy against the prosperity of any nation as they destroy individually enterprising men, one by one, through the slow torture of financial ruin. Cumulative individual loss strikes a blow into the heart of national prosperity and national life.

A.T. Stewart, a Scotchman, occupied a little narrow place on Broadway a few feet wide, where he peddled needles, and thread and tape for years. A.T. Stewart suddenly bloomed out in a palatial building, with a thousand clerks behind his counters, and twenty million dollars worth of goods upon his shelves.

At the same time, there was a branch store of A.T. Stewart & Co., in Glasgow, Scotland, and another in Germany; besides establishments in Belfast, Ireland, and in Paris. The peculiarity of his style of business was, that A.T. Stewart had in his store a number of departments; and, in the various departments, goods of every variety, of the best quality, and at the cheapest wholesale prices. (The first department store chain!)

Propaganda was designed to deceive the public as to the means by which A.T. Stewart could sell such excellent goods so cheap. One story was that he bought his goods at auction, and very cheap, because they were the tail end of stocks, and damaged; and that Mrs. Stewart renovated them, and thus enabled him to fool the ladies of New York, and make them believe them new goods.

A.T. Stewart could not have kept up his stock by auction purchases; nor could he have obtained such goods at auction, nor could Mrs. Stewart renovate all the goods sold in Glasgow, Belfast and Germany. When A.T. Stewart died it was discovered that he was only worth about $8,000,000. A.T. Stewart owned no interest in the grand buildings erected by A.T. Stewart & Co. at Saratoga, no interest in A.T. Stewart & Co. in Glasgow, Scotland, nor in the Germany.

A.T. Stewart had no interest in the business except a commission on sales.

A.T. Stewart broke down one thousand retail merchants in New York City, many of whom became his clerks. After A.T. Stewart's death three immense establishments were started in New York City on the model of A.T. Stewart's, keeping in the various departments excellent goods retailed at wholesale prices.

To gain control of vast swaths of American land the syndicate of the soulless, through their control of the Boards of Trade and by their monopoly of the traffic in all farming products, put down the price of farming products, until it was impossible for the farmers to pay off the mortgages on their farms.
{"Wall Street's mantra is that markets move randomly and reflect the collective wisdom of investors. The truth is quite opposite. The government's visible hand and insiders control markets and manipulate them up or down for profit - all of them, including stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies." - Stephen Lendman}

First the syndicate of the soulless pays a good price for farm products for several years.

Then the sydicate of the soulless suggests through it's propaganda arm, the media, that farmers can become rich by mortgaging their properties and investing the loans to increase production.

Then the sydicate of the soulless, through monopolization of farm produce, drives down the price of that produce by claiming overproduction.

Once farm products have been devalued the farmers can no longer pay off their loans and their farms become the property of the sydicate of the soulless. Once the farmland has been expropriated by the sydicate of the soulless through foreclosure the property is devalued.

"I traveled widely through Missouri, and everywhere I found statements that two-thirds to three-fourths of the farms are under mortgage! In Iowa, the same state of fact exists. In some counties of that state, where farms used to sell for twenty-five dollars per acre, the farms were mortgaged for one-third of their value; and after a number of farms were bought in by the mortgagee for eight dollars an acre, the amount of the mortgage, all the lands receded to that price. In Kansas, a very large proportion of the farms are mortgaged - a much larger proportion than in Iowa or Missouri. A banker said to me, "The money line of these Land Loan Companies always has three points: the agent in the West, who loans the money; the intermediary in the East, from whom he gets it; but the third point in the line is always London. There is where the money comes from." Thus, a little bank in Connecticut can loan millions of dollars every year, when it is only making in its regular business some twenty thousand dollars a year. About two-thirds of the farms of the states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas were mortgaged by 1890 for one-third of their value, on five years time." - LB Woolfolk 1890

The farmlands of the Great Plains passed into the hands of the syndicate of the soulless much as the lands of the Southern plantations had passed into their hands in the years following the Civil war.

{This scenario is repeated endlessly:

"Here's the scenario: The borrower is a retailer that has been in business for 26 years. They have five retail outlets, employ 90 people, have revenue of over $10 million and are well-respected members of their community. In 2007, its bank approved a term loan to expand the business. The term loan balance is $650,000. They also have a $1 million working capital line of credit for inventory and they owe $800,000. The loan is supported by the personal guarantees of the two business owners and UCC filings on the company assets, which is basically inventory. The last three years, financial statements reflect a decrease in revenue (sales) and they have sustained losses.

When the bank made the term loan, the business's financial statements already reflected losses. Nonetheless, the bank wrote covenants into their loan agreement that required the company to produce a certain level of profitability. If the company did not meet this level of profitability, the loan could be called for "technical default" of the covenant. From day one, the bank waived this requirement. That is, until this year, when they placed the loan in their "special assets/workout division" and subsequently "called" the loan.

The bank demanded payment in full by April 1.

It is important to understand that this company never missed even one payment on either loan. The owners were working diligently to reduce expenses. They hired seasoned retail consultants to guide them through the process of restructuring their business so that they would be able to remain in business. The owners showed every willingness to work with the bank and make the changes that would bring them through this economic crisis with all commitments met as agreed.

The owners were faced with the realization that the bank was going to close them down. Their new loan officers, the decision makers, were in another state and communicated with them through e-mail.

Let's examine the stupidity and short-sightedness of this bank's decision. If the bank demands payment in full on the loan, they put the company out of business. The bank will then sell the inventory and perhaps get 50 cents on the dollar for the inventory. Even so, the bank would still sustain a loss of $750,000. Additionally, the 90 employees would now be out of work. And five pieces of commercial property would become vacant and no longer produce cash flow (rent) to the landlords. If the landlords cannot fill the space, and don't have the rental income, it is likely that they will not be able to make their mortgage payments on the commercial properties. The domino effect is astounding." - Joe Nocera March 10, 2009

Joe Nocera is incorrect in thinking that this is short-sighted of the bank. This unnamed bank is a part of a centralized banking system controlled by the syndicate of the soulless. This unnamed bank will not be allowed to fail (or if it is controlling interests will have got their money out in advance) and the debt will be forgiven as it was nothing more than a fungible bookkeeping entry anyway. The whole point of the increase capital withholding requirements of the International Bank of Settlements is to transfer control of another substantial portion of the brick and mortar economy into the hands of the syndicate of the soulless. In this scenario the syndicate of the soulless can step in and capture the market the retail business was serving and can also foreclose on the commercial properties - a win-win situation for the soulless central bankers.}

"In 1888 the American wheat crop was fifty million bushels short. A syndicate of Cincinnati capitalists, acting on the shortage, organized capital of $12,000,000 to operate in the Chicago market. They had capital enough to make their operations a sure success under the rules of the Chicago Board of Trade, which only allowed wheat to be sold as it was delivered into the elevator. The Chicago Board of Trade then rescinded the rule which prohibited the sale of wheat except as delivered into the elevators and allow it to be sold out of the rail cars. The Chicago Board of Trade sold the Cincinnati syndicate wheat at seventy cents a bushel, till their $12,000,000 was gone. Once the money was gone the price of wheat went to sixty cents a bushel! As the wheat crop was fifty million bushels short and the supply was inadequate to meet the demand it was expected that wheat would have gone up to at least one dollar a bushel.

This price reduction was an unexplained and revolutionary overthrow of the law of supply and demand.

In 1888, a Southern cotton syndicate was formed to sustain the cotton market at the low price at which cotton was then held with a $15,000,000 stake. Southern cotton was delivered to the syndicate at the price offered until the $15,000,000 was spent, then cotton sank to one and one-half cents a pound! The Cincinnati and Southern syndicates were so completely crushed, that no man will ever again dare to interfere with the sydicate of the soulless in their manipulation of prices in Boards of Trade.

Boards of Trade are instruments controlled at will by the syndicate of the soulless. The law of supply and demand is wholly abrogated as the will of the sydicate of the soulless has become the sole regulator of prices. The law of supply and demand can only regulate prices when there is a free market, and the free competition of buyers and sellers operates to regulate prices. There is no such competition now; the agents of the syndicate of the soulless are the only buyers of all produce. Boards of Trade are subdued by them, and answer to their manipulations. By the might of capital, they can regulate prices in any Board of Trade. The syndicate of the soulless control absolutely the Chicago Board of Trade, and Chicago regulates the price of produce for the whole country in utter disregard of the law of supply and demand, and in utter violation of all the economic laws that regulate prices.

No Western farmer, at present prices of grain, and beef, and other produce, can pay wages, pay taxes, and support his family in comfort - much less pay off his mortgage. Some of the newspapers are already saying that the farm laborer of the Northwest must submit to a reduction of wages. Other newspapers declare that our farmers must lose their farms, and let us have the Tenant Farm System that prevails in Europe. Conversing with a banker in Kansas, a very clever gentleman, I spoke to him of the great evils that would follow the loss of the farms. He laughed pleasantly, and said, "I think the farmers will have to lose their farms." When the farms have been devoured, it will be an easy matter to finish the merchants and grocers of the country towns." - L.B. Woolfolk

"There they are ceaselessly storing up the wealth that flows to them from the rest of the world . Men in strange climes, and in strange dresses, and speaking all manner of tongues, are seen preparing produce and luxuries of all kinds for the Temple, which flow thither in long streams across land and sea. And still the work of storing goes on: gold, silver, and all precious things, the delights of life, the cream of the earth's good things accumulate higher and higher in the chambers of the Temple." - quote from an article in Blackwood, 1864, in which the writer speaks of the Money Quarter of London as a Temple of Mammon

"The Laws of Economics are as immoveable and unalterable as the Laws of Nature.

Principle I . In a normal state of things, all prices are regulated by two things - the amount of currency and the law of supply and demand.

Principle II . A large capital in business operations is a great advantage, and gives to its possessors a marked superiority over competitors having small capital.

Principle III . Persons established in business have an advantage over those just starting in the same business, other things equal.

Principle IV . A new man who starts in business poor is at a great disadvantage in competition with rich men who are already established.

Principle V . A new man who starts in business in antagonism with well established rich men will be at such a disadvantage that he will be almost certain to fail.

Principle VI . In business crises, which are all started by the calling of loans, established capital has a great advantage over newcomers without much capital.

Principle VII . In business crises, which create economic contractions, men without capital who have to borrow money are at a disadvantage and they are the first to go broke.

Principle VIII . Newcomers with little capital cannot enter into competition with well capitalized rich men already established and drive them out of business.

Principle IX . In business crises, new men of small capital can not successfully enter into competition with rich men well established and take their business from them.

Principle X . The superiority of a large capital is equally apparent in all operations.

Principle XI . The laws of chance varies within certain limits and in the long run conforms to regular law. In gambling operations the longest purse will win in the long run.

Principle XII . In operations in Boards of Trade, newcomers with less capital can not break better capitalized men and reduce them to bankruptcy.

Principle XIII . Economically a man can only make a reasonable amount of money in a given time.

Principle XIV . The wealth of a country, under the operation of the natural laws of political economy, will increase most rapidly in times of prosperity and will increase more slowly in eras of industrial depression.

The Principles of Political Economy are violated:

1. In the abnormal condition of prices - no longer regulated by the amount of currency or by the law of supply and demand;

2. In the abnormal condition of business - newcomers with borrowed capital take possession of everything;

3. In the rapid aggregation of wealth in the hand of a newcomer who has sprung up from poverty into unprecedented wealth; and

4. In the anomalous fact that the wealth of our country has increased most rapidly when the general prosperity was at the lowest ebb. God does not choose to work miracles by setting aside the regular laws of nature, but leaves natural laws to work out their natural results. The heaviest capital carries with it power to crush smaller operators ; as surely as a thundercloud carries rain, or the North Wind cold." -L.B.Wollfolk

The operations of Vanderbilt, and Gould and others in Wall Street can only be accounted for by the fact that they were the agents of the sydicate of the soulless and were supplied with sufficient capital to make their operations an assured success much like the success that Maxxam enjoyed with the help of an agent of the syndicate of the soulless - Michael Milken.

In 1985, Maxxam, a Texas based corporation owned and operated by Charles Hurwitz, a United Jewish Appeal-Federation official, succeeded in a $900 million hostile takeover of Pacific Lumber, a company with local ties stretching back to the 1850s.

Maxxam's hostile takeover could not have taken place without the financing arranged through the sale of junk bonds by Michael Milken. Maxxam kept the Pacific Lumber name, but tripled the rate of its logging operations threatening last redwood forests on earth.

Protests ensued (treesitters) and 10 years later the Headwaters Forest exchange between the federal government and Pacific Lumber was enacted. Maxxam was given $480 million in taxpayer money for some 7,500 acres of ancient redwoods - the Headwaters Forest. The "deal" included a 50 year ban on logging within an additional 7,000 acres but allowed Pacific Lumber to bypass many logging restrictions which including protections for endangered species and limits on the rate of logging.

Maxxam owns some 210,000 acres in Humboldt County. The accelerated logging of Maxxim and others has polluted some 85 percent of the waters in California's North Coast region, uprooted protected redwoods and damaged private property. Officials continue to permit logging corporations to avoid complying with environmental regulations.

The syndicate of the soulless always operates through joint stock corporations and when they do they are not concerned with detrimental environmental effects. (After all they are trying to make over the world in their fantasized imagination of perfection.)

The action of ordinary business brings general prosperity.

The state of business competition since the founding of America is unaccountable by all ordinary business principles. General prosperity in America flows and ebbs with the tides of war.

If there is nothing to hide then the owners of the joint stock corporations should be publically listed, especially controlling interests.

Those corporations that refuse to divulge ownership, especially those that are privately owned, must be assumed to be trying to hide something and that something is most likely the fact that they are operated by or mortgaged to the syndicate of the soulless.

The syndicate of the soulless made another play for sustainable back bone industry with the squeeze of 2008.

"Despite huge government rescue programs and drastic reductions in the Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate, borrowing costs for corporations have remained stubbornly high." - Jack Healy and Vikas Bajaj 01/18/09

Due to new capital requirements by the Bank of International Settlements banks do not have the funds to refinance corporate debt. Of course those corporations not already controlled by the sydicate of the soulless will have to turn over their collateral (read corporate control) to the syndicate of the soulless.

"Businesses with one to 19 employees, nearly all of them family run, lost 757,000 jobs from the second quarter of 2007 through the third quarter of 2008, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, broken down by company size. That amounts to 53 percent of all private-sector losses for a group of companies with about 20 percent of all employees." - Damien Cave, July 13, 2009

Mara Salvaturcha or MS-13

(a criminal enterprise)

Authorities at this time are scrambling to contain forces unleashed by past American policies.

The civil war in El Salvador displaced nearly a million humans, about half of which entered the American, included many children. Many refugees who fled the American backed civil war against insurgents in El Salvador settled near MacArthur Park, just west of downtown Los Angeles, California.

Many of the children had fought with leftist guerrillas or had been hardened by the bloodletting they witnessed.

These children among the refugees formed a gang in the 1980s called MS-13, which loosely translated means Salvadoran Gang 13.

As the gang grew, immigration officials began a decade long campaign to deport members, including ex-convicts and hardened leaders who helped spread MS-13 across Central America and solidify its structure.

MS-13, an entrepreneurial criminal gang, has been compared to a terrorist organization.

This gang would not have congealed, taken root and grown to encompass so many cities spread throughout Central and North America if the brutal civil war had not been fought in El Salvadore.

There is a real possibility that this war would not have been so devastating if the administration of the American government under Ronald Reagan had not supported the ruling oligarches.

The Salvadoran oligarches were complicit in creating the right-wing death squads that murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero, depopulated the Guazapo volcano area through execution and terrorism, instigated the El Mozote massacre and murdered Jesuit priests at the University of Central America.

It is highly unlikely that the wave of refugees and children that settled near MacArthur Park, just west of downtown Los Angeles, California would ever have left El Salvador and been able to form the gang MS-13, a criminal enterprise, had the federal government under the administration of Ronald Reagan not supported the ruling oligarches.

"Two decades ago, it was a civil war, with soldiers, death squads and guerrillas spilling the blood. Now it's gangs (thousands of members originally from Los Angeles), drug-fueled crime, abusive police officers - all the makings of a bloodletting that has terrified the population and contributed in recent elections to the unseating of the party that ruled for 20 years.

In the first three months of 2009, by official government count, an average of nearly 12 people a day were slain.

This in a tiny, densely populated nation of nearly 7 million. (The homicide rate is roughly five times that of Mexico and 10 times that of the United States.)

Life is cheap in El Salvador. Throw in drugs and impunity, and a flawed judicial system whereby few if any killings are ever solved, and the death toll will continue to climb. With the lawless atmosphere, ordinary business disputes and personal vendettas are readily solved by physical attack.

Gun shops, which barely existed a decade ago, are common neighborhood features. You can hire someone to kill a rival for $50; for $100 if you want to see the body.

One of El Salvador's leading human rights organizations, affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, has analyzed homicides every year since 2004 and concluded that hundreds were committed by rogue police officers, private security guards and people hired to carry out "social cleansing" - the elimination of undesirables through extrajudicial executions." - Tracy Wilkinson 05/12/09
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