During its heyday, Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel spent $2,500 per month on rubber bands for bricks of cash. Mental Floss has a interesting profile of the drug lord.
The profits were astronomical at every step. In 1978 each kilo probably cost Escobar $2,000 but sold to Lehder and Jung for $22,000, clearing Escobar $20,000 per kilo. In the next stage they transported an average of 400 kilos to south Florida (incurring some additional expenses in hush money for local airport authorities) where mid-level dealers paid a wholesale price of $60,000 per kilo; thus in 1978 each 400-kilo load earned Escobar $8 million and Lehder, Ochoa, and Jung $5 million each in profits. Of course the mid-level dealers did just fine: after cutting the drug with baking soda each shipment retailed on the street for $210 million, almost ten times what they paid for it.
Soon Lehder was hiring American pilots to fly a steady stream of cocaine into the U.S., paying them $400,000 per trip. At one trip per week, in 1978 this translated into wholesale revenues of $1.3 billion and profits of $1 billion.
In the underground world of banking, doing wrong means doing right, up is down, and left is right. I happened to stumble upon a secret version of the Bankster’s Dictionary the other day when I was visiting a bank. I’ve posted some of the terms below that were contained in the Bankster’s Dictionary to help you understand bankster language.
US Federal Reserve = European controlled private bank.
Central Bank = Counterfeiting Ring Leader
Criminal Underworld Currency Counterfeiters = Competitors that must be arrested and jailed.
Savings Account = Devaluation Account, Cash Advance for Gambling Division
Gambling = Banking Primary Business Line
Fraud = Banking Secondary Business Line
Las Vegas, Macau, Atlantic City = Model for running business operations.
Inflation = Currency Devaluation through anti-free market manipulation of interest rates.
Fractional Reserve System = Fractional Expansion Citizen Bankruptcy System, BSE (Biggest Scam Ever)
Futures Markets = Manipulation Casino, SkyNet Three-Card Monte Scam
Pablo Escobar, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, The Ochoa Hermanos, Yakuza = Cash Cows
El Subcomandante Marcos aka Delegado Zero = Anti-poverty activist that must be wacked and shut up
Independent Media = Terrorist
Mass Media = Allies
Allen Stanford, Bernie Madoff = Occasional Patsies and Necessary Fall Guys to appease the public’s ire at us.
Stock Markets = Manipulation Casino, SkyNet Three-Card Monte Scam
Commercial Investment Firm Rating of “Buy” and Hold” = Contrarian Indicator to SELL!
Commercial Investment Firm Rating of “Sell” = Contrarian Indicator to “BUY!”
Barbarous Relic = USD, Euro, Yen
Beta = Empty Statistic meant to impress naïve investors
Loan = Usury
USD, Euro, Yen, etc. = Fantasy Digital Idea made real by banksters to control humanity
Women’s Liberation Movement = Expansion of Tax Base from only men to men AND women
Income Taxes = Wealth Transfer from citizens to owners of central banks.
Gold = Bankster Kryptonite
Silver = Bankster Kryptonite
Truth = Banker Kyrptonite
Lies & Deception = Bankster Standard M.O.
Free Markets = Fairytale story like Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy to be taught in business schools worldwide.
Drug Lords and Underground Crime Syndicates = Provider of global banking liquidity and huge year-end bonuses
Parasite = Favorite insect
Capitalism = Dead system that was killed by Central Banking but false scapegoat we can blame when we cause economic crashes and despair
Miscellaneous Charges = Small Monthly Charges to siphon off money from bank accounts that customers will never notice or complain about
Computer = Vehicle to rig all stock markets and commodity markets with HFT programs that execute trades not possible if executed by humans and if executed in a clear and transparent market.
Boom = Unsustainable price distortions caused by interest-rate manipulation and market rigging.
Bust = Opportunity to make money twice as quickly as in a boom!
Market Crash = Engineered event to ensure the peasants will never accumulate enough wealth to rebel against us.
Rising Markets on Mondays or Tuesdays into OpEx Fridays: Ruse to sucker more people to go long in order to fleece them by the time Friday arrives.
Declining Markets on Mondays or Tuesdays into OpEx Fridays: Ruse to sucker more people to go short in order to fleece them by the time Friday arrives.
Presidents and PMs = Best puppet and marionette allies to be rewarded handsomely after they leave office (see Tony Blair and the current POTUS)
Superior Judges, SCOTUS = Made Men
War = Double Bonus! Opportunity to devalue money at faster rate than during peace time and opportunity to accumulate more wealth from interest charged on war appropriations.
Universities, Colleges and MBA programs = Re-education camps to indoctrinate students into fairytales of non-existent free markets, non-existent capitalism, and lies about how stock markets, real estate markets and economic cycles really work.
Economic Journals and University Tenure = Carrot dangled in front of economic professors to ensure that they repeat to the world the “official” party line.
Key Economic Indicators = False manipulated statistics designed to dumb down citizens into believing economy is recovering even as we increase their economic suffering
Ben Bernarnke = Shakespearean clown.
Conspiracy = Best Word to Discredit Truth about the global monetary system when the truth somehow escapes our censorship algorithms and makes it to the mainstream media we control.
Machiavelli = Role Model
Ivy League Schools = Indoctrination Camps for media representatives and professors we will send to brainwash other global regions into believing our propaganda
CNBC = The Cartoon Network.
Goldman Sachs = Rookie Farm Camp for global criminal banking syndicate.
World Bank & IMF = Banks used by Western countries to impose crushing debt on developing nations to stunt their growth.
Bailout = Transfer of Wealth from citizens to us.
TBTF = Lie used to ensure we can perpetuate fraud.
Quantitative Easing = Currency Devaluation.
Fiat Currency = Worst Possible Idea
Propaganda = Daily Financial News Feed
Compartamentalization = Process to keep good people working as cogs in the machine within the banking industry ignorant of the fact that they are inflicting massive harm upon society.