Sunday, November 23, 2014

Obama’s Amnesty All About 2016


By Dick Morris
 
President Obama's decision to grant amnesty to between 4 and 5 million people is really part of an ongoing cyclical process of immigration-amnesty-more immigration.
 
He intends this amnesty to provoke a new wave of illegal entry into the United States, creating a new pool of illegal immigrants awaiting their own amnesty.
 
And in the meantime, they will constitute a "ghost army" able to vote illegally with no requirement that they present photo identification.
 
Obama's previous grant of amnesty — to the group known as "DREAMERS" — triggered a flood of new illegal immigration from Central America.
 
No sooner did they arrive than Obama packed them off to all parts of the country, likely shielding them from deportation.
 
His new amnesty, based on giving legal status to those who have had anchor babies in the U.S., suggests a simple strategy for the coming wave of illegal immigrants: Come here, sneak over the border, have a baby in the U.S., and wait for your amnesty.
 
None of these outcomes are unintended consequences of the president's program — they lie at its very core.
 
In our book "Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One-Party Nation," we explain how Obama uses this cycle of amnesty and immigration to pad his electorate and power the left into office using demographically based politics.
 
But Obama's nightmare is that even as he catalyzes millions of new immigrants, Latinos who have lived here for many years might be assimilating, voting as independents unwilling to toe the ethnic voting line.
 
The president's economic policies, which decrease upward mobility, may retard assimilation, but the process is proceeding nonetheless.
 
In the 2012 election, 75 percent of Hispanics voted for Obama. But this year, only 63 percent did.
 
When will the Latino vote go Republican? When it is no longer the Latino vote. The same assimilation, intermarriage, and merging which has extinguished the German-American, Italian-American, and Irish-American vote, making them all just American voters, is at work among Hispanics.
 
Democrats would prefer that Latinos follow the model of African-Americans, whose resentment, memory of past discrimination, and worry about ongoing racism keep them bound to the Democratic Party even as they move up the income ladder.
 
But Latinos give every evidence of being more like the traditional immigrant groups that merge into the American population and culture.
 
In a sense, the very removal of the grievance over immigration reform, implicit in Obama's amnesty, may serve to undermine his purpose by reducing the racial tensions which keep Latinos Democrat.
 
Devout Catholics and increasingly evangelical Protestants, the Latino vote embraces values shared largely by Republicans. Their move to the right as they advance economically may swing the electorate back to the Republicans.
 
Source: dickmorris.com

Trans Pacific Treaty Tyranny


When the Time Comes We’ll Need to Step Up the Fight Against TPP’s Secret, Anti-User Agenda
Posted on November 23, 2014 Written by eff.org
If you missed our live teach-in yes­ter­day on the Trans-Pacific Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment and its restric­tive, anti-user pro­vi­sions, you can still check out the video of our dis­cus­sion. It’s embed­ded below. We invited experts from dig­i­tal rights groups from sev­eral TPP countries—all mem­bers of the Fair Deal Coali­tion—and we dis­cussed the var­i­ous ways this mas­sive, secret trade deal threat­ens our rights on the Inter­net and over our dig­i­tal devices.
A recent leak of the TPP’s Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty chap­ter con­firmed that the pro­vi­sions on anti-circumvention, copy­right terms, ISP lia­bil­ity, and crim­i­nal enforce­ment has fur­ther dete­ri­o­rated. But it also revealed new, dan­ger­ously vague text on the mis­use of trade secrets which could be used to enact harsh crim­i­nal pun­ish­ments against any­one who reveals or even accesses infor­ma­tion through a “com­puter sys­tem” that is allegedly con­fi­den­tial. This lan­guage could have alarm­ing con­se­quences if nations are oblig­ated to enact new laws that could be used to crack down on jour­nal­ists and whis­tle blowers.
We held this teach-in because things are mov­ing fast now. Pres­i­dent Obama and the US Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive are deter­mined to con­clude this agree­ment, orga­niz­ing dozens of meet­ings with TPP del­e­gates to resolve some of the long­stand­ing dis­agree­ments in the text. On the US front, Con­gress is likely to intro­duce another Fast Track bill in Jan­u­ary that would tie these rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ own hands from debat­ing or mod­i­fy­ing the terms of this agree­ment after the White House has secre­tively nego­ti­ated it for years.
When the time comes, we’ll need to step up the fight against this agree­ment on a coor­di­nated, global front. So watch this video, share it, and con­tinue to spread the world about this secret, Hollywood-driven agenda to chip away at our dig­i­tal rights

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Nazi Germany Homeschooling Verboten


Vindictive officials seize homeschool family's assets Despite court victory over battering-ram wielding authorities, persecution continues by Bob Unruh, November 22, 2014


But that ultimate defeat for the government apparently isn’t going to be the end, according to the father in the case, Dirk Wunderlich.

In an online interview from his German residence, he told WND that a local school board attorney since then has begun issuing “notices of enforcement” that come with penalties of 1,000 euros, or about $1,350. And warned that the enforcement “can be repeated basically any number of times up to … the maximum amount” of 50,000 euros, Wunderlich said.

Michael Donnelly, director of global outreach for the Home School Legal Defense Association, has been involved with the Wunderlich case from the outset, and told WND on Friday that the German government’s attitude apparently is that more prosecution, more force, more penalties is how to cause people to submit to the government’s will regarding the instruction of children.

“The Wunderlich family are currently homeschooling after having won back custody of their children but there is little doubt that authorities there will resume criminal and civil prosecution of the family,” he said.

“Authorities recently seized their bank account and are threatening the financial well-being of their family as a result of excessive and, in my view, unlawful costs levied against them in their custody case. German authorities generally and in this locality in particular remain quite hostile to home education,” he said.

“There are some who have written in the German press, such as Professor Franz Reimer at the University of Giessen, in support of homeschooling. However, until state legislators change the laws homeschoolers will continue to be threatened and persecuted unjustly.”

“Situations like the Wunderlich family in Germany, the Hagen family in Missouri, and Ayshe King in Europe demonstrate an alarming disrespect for the basic and fundamental rights of parents and families to be secure in their homes and in their authority to make decisions that are best for their children,” he continued.

“Homeschooling is recognized as a legal alternative in virtually every western and free country. Even in countries like China where homeschooling is not legal, families are not persecuted as they are in Germany.”

He said the real solution would be for German policy makers to take action to respect and protect the right of parents to educate their children.

Wunderlich noted in his comments to WND several court decisions that he, and other homeschoolers, consider egregious in his home country.

A 2007 decision found that homeschooling “may constitute a misuse of the parental care, which lastingly endangers the welfare of the child and requires measures to be taken by the family court.”

That ruling also said, “Compulsory schooling does not infringe on the fundamental human rights of the first party and the children. … a state primary school serves the legitimate purpose of the implementation of the state’s educational mandate and is appropriate and necessary for achieving this goal.”

A later decision, released just a year ago, said, “Due to compulsory school attendance the parents have to accept that the state, as a provider of education, take[s] their place in extent of the schooling sphere of activity. Therefore, the parents’ possibility to influence their children directly in a pedagogic way is limited to the time when the children are not in school.”

Wunderlich told WND that the government’s decision to take his children, on Aug. 29, 2013, appeared to be aimed more at a “reorientation” for the children while in state custody than anything else.

The children then were sent to public schools for a time, and although the children were unhappy in the secularized setting, there were no further issues until last March, when a new lawyer joined the school board.

Shortly thereafter, a “notice of enforcement” arrived for the family over exactly what classes the children would attend, he said.

The attorney followed with a “demand for prosecution,” which, Wunderlich said, provided “an additional threat of a sentence for up to six months in prison.”

The family responded by deregistering the children and taking them back home for schooling.

In their letter to the school, Wunderlich told WND, “We compared the ‘Schulzwang’ of Adolf Hitler (No. 12 Reich compulsory education law) with the current ‘Schulzwang’ in Hessen (No. 68 Hessen Act) and found that absolutely nothing has changed.” “To our great surprise we got [full] custody back on 08/15/14,” he said.

As WND reported Aug. 30, 2013, the state took custody of the children of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, ages 7-14, from their Darmstadt, Germany, home by police armed with a battering ram. The parents were told they wouldn’t see the children again soon because they were violating federal law by homeschooling them. The paperwork that authorized police officers and social workers to use force on the children contained no claims of mistreatment.

But a team of 20 social workers, police and special agents stormed the family’s home. HSLDA reported Judge Koenig, who is assigned to the Darmstadt family court, signed an order authorizing the immediate seizure of the children by force.

“Citing the parents’ failure to cooperate ‘with the authorities to send the children to school,’ the judge also authorized the use of force ‘against the children’ … reasoning that such force might be required because the children had ‘adopted the parents’ opinions’ regarding homeschooling and that ‘no cooperation could be expected’ from either the parents or the children,” HSLDA said at the time.

Dirk Wunderlich told the homeschool group: “I looked through a side window and saw many people, police and special agents, all armed. They told me they wanted to come in to speak with me. I tried to ask questions, but within seconds, three police officers brought a battering ram and were about to break the door in, so I opened it.”

He said police “shoved me into a chair and wouldn’t let me even make a phone call at first.” “It was chaotic as they told me they had an order to take the children. At my slightest movement the agents would grab me, as if I were a terrorist. You would never expect anything like this to happen in our calm, peaceful village. It was like a scene out of a science-fiction movie. Our neighbors and children have been traumatized by this invasion.”


The anti-homeschool law in Germany has a dark origin: It was Hitler’s idea, and the nation has never changed it. It was in 1937 when Hitler said that the “youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow.”

“For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled,” the dictator said. “This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”

A year later, the Nazis adopted a law that eliminated exemptions that previously provided an open door for homeschoolers under the nation’s compulsory education laws.

As WND reported, the German government believes public schooling is critical to socialization, as demonstrated in its response to parents who objected to police officers picking up their son at home and delivering him to a public school.

“The minister of education does not share your attitudes toward so-called homeschooling,” said a government letter. “… You complain about the forced school escort of primary school children by the responsible local police officers. … In order to avoid this in future, the education authority is in conversation with the affected family in order to look for possibilities to bring the religious convictions of the family into line with the unalterable school attendance requirement.”

The current German government has endorsed Hitler’s view of homeschooling. In 2003, the German Supreme Court handed down the Konrad decision in which “religiously or philosophically motivated” homeschooling was banned. Four years later, the German Federal Parliament changed a key provision of German child protection law, making it easier for children to be taken away from their parents for supposed “educational neglect.”

 

Source:http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/vindictive-officials-seize-homeschool-familys-assets/

 

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We need only to look to Europe to discover what our own “workers’ paradise” might look like in 10 years. Scotland is crawling with “the child police”. Germany is still a fascist state.  And now, so are we.  Common Core will strangle US Homeschooling. “ Papiere bitte’ ?”

 

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

 

Ticket Gouging & Probation


Ticket torment, Georgia probation systems ensnares those too poor to pay traffic fines Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, By Carrie Teegardin - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Vera Cheeks, of Bainbridge, received a $135 ticket for rolling through a stop sign. Going on probation gave her time to pay, but money was so tight that she was unable to make an immediate payment of $50. Her fiancĂ© resorted to pawning Cheeks’ engagement ring and a Weed Eater so she could leave the building. “It just broke my heart,” Cheeks said. MARK WALLHEISER / Special for the AJC

Vera Cheeks was hoping for mercy when she appeared in court for rolling through a stop sign. What she got was probation: Georgia’s high-cost solution for people who can’t immediately pay a traffic fine.  “I’m thinking, for a ticket – I’m on probation?” Cheeks said. “What the heck happened?”

Probation in most states is reserved for shoplifters, drunk drivers and felons who need community supervision instead of lock-up. In Georgia, probation handles those kinds of cases. But probation in the Peach State has also become a massive system for collecting money from people who can’t afford to pay off traffic tickets and other misdemeanor fines on the day they go to court.

This unique – and often lucrative – use of community supervision has turned Georgia into the nation’s probation kingpin. More than 500,000 Georgians were on probation in 2013, according to a new federal report. That’s far more in sheer numbers than any other state and represents a probation rate that is more than quadruple the national average.

Georgia is the national leader in probations with a probation rate of 6829 per 100,000 people.  The Next is Ohio with 2802 per 100,000 people.   The US average probation rate is 1605 per 100,000 people.

 

An investigation of probation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that waitresses, teachers, construction workers, mothers and children, and people who haven’t worked in months stream into probation offices across the state trying to pay off fines that can quickly double in cost once the probation system adds its slate of fees.

The probation officers in Georgia who handle most of the misdemeanor cases are employees of for-profit probation companies that state law authorizes local courts to hire. Poor Georgians on probation often claim they are threatened with jail if they get behind on payments, even though a U.S. Supreme Court decision doesn’t allow this kind of lock-up.

Vera Cheeks’ penalty for the stop-sign violation was a $135 fine. Going on probation gave her time to pay, but various fees upped the cost of her punishment to $267 over three months. Cheeks said her probation officer in a small town in South Georgia told her she would have to report in every week and make payments when due or face a warrant for her arrest.

Cheeks said she was ordered to make an immediate payment of $50, which she didn’t have. Her fiancĂ© resorted to pawning Cheeks’ engagement ring and a Weed Eater so she could leave the building. “It just broke my heart,” Cheeks said. ‘A bad rap’

Source: Atlanta Journal

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What was once a $75 ticket in the mail has turned into almost $300 with harassment.  Atlanta drivers who want to avoid these rolling stop tickets will need to come to a complete stop at every stop sign, day or night. Heaven forbid you go through a red light. 

Atlanta is changing. It used to be the city too busy to hate. It appears it will become the city too cautious to move.  Atlanta metro’s failure to expand the roads and highways to meet its larger population has kept drivers frantic to keep traffic moving. That could change. Drivers now have the incentive to adopt centenarian driving habits.  How long could those traffic jams become?

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

Depression Ahead


CIA Insider Warns: "25-Year Great Depression is About to Strike America" By MONEY MORNING STAFF REPORTS
You will want to remember this date May 23, 2015.According to one of the top minds in the U.S. Intelligence Community, that is when the United States will enter the darkest economic period in our nation's history.
A 25-year Great Depression. Does This Signal the End of the Dollar?  An alarming pattern has caused many in the Intelligence Community to secretly prepare for a "worst-case scenario."  And alarmingly, he and his colleagues believe the evidence they've uncovered proves this outcome is impossible to avoid.
In an exclusive interview with Money Morning, Jim Rickards, the CIA's Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor, has stepped forward to warn the American people that time is running out to prepare for this $100 trillion meltdown.
"Everybody knows we have a dangerous level of debt. Everybody knows the Fed has recklessly printed trillions of dollars. These are secrets to no one," he said.  "But all signs are now flashing bright red that our chickens are about to come home to roost."  During the discussion, Rickards shared a series of dangerous signals he fears reveals an economy that has reached a super critical state.
One of the signals the CIA is most concerned with is the Misery Index.  Decades back this unique warning sign was created for determining how close our country was to a social collapse. It simply adds the true inflation rate with the true unemployment rate. However, the Federal Reserve has repeatedly changed the way the Misery Index has been calculated over the years. Which Rickards believes is now being used to cover up the true scope of the problem.
"Today you rarely hear the government talk about the Misery Index with the public," Rickards said. "The reason is they may not want you to know the truth. And the truth is, the Misery Index has reached more dangerous levels than we saw prior to the Great Depression. This is a signal of a complex system that's about to collapse."
During the shocking interview Rickards revealed the 5 dangerous "flashpoints" the Intelligence Community is closely monitoring that they believe will unleash this catastrophe. And he also described how it would all unfold.
"I expect the first phase will appear as a nearly instantaneous 70% stock market crash. From the outside, nobody will see it coming." Rickards explained. "Once it becomes clear that it's not a flash crash - it's a systemic meltdown in the economy itself, that's when the gravity of the situation will sink in. And there will be no digging out from it.
"$100 trillion is a conservative estimate for the damage. A lot can happen over 25-years as our country struggles to recover from this."
Along with his CIA responsibilities, Jim Rickards has spent more than 3 decades on Wall Street as a leading international investment banker, hedge fund manager, and as the architect behind the technology nicknamed “the brains” of the NASDAQ.
This unique skillset has placed him at the center of some of the most important events in recent history. For instance, Rickards helped negotiate an end to the Iranian Hostage Crisis in the early 1980s. Then, in the late 1990s, despite being one of its most outspoken critics, the Federal Reserve called on him to step in to prevent a $1.25 trillion Wall Street meltdown during the Long Term Capital Management crisis. And after 9-11, the CIA tasked him with tracking down potential terrorist insider trading that took place prior to the attacks.
This led to him helping lead a sensitive operation called Project Prophecy.  The mission was to use the financial markets to predict pending national security threats from terrorists, rival nations, and from internal weaknesses lurking inside our economy.
The system he built through Project Prophecy proved its accuracy on August 7, 2006, when it detected the warning signs of an impending terrorist attack. Three days later, in London, a plot to blow up 10 U.S. passenger jets was thwarted. And 24 Pakistani extremists were arrested.
However, Rickards now warns that the next attack is going to come from within. And he is not alone in his fears. Recently, a sensitive report containing the consensus view of all 16 branches of the U.S. Intelligence Committee surfaced. It revealed that these agencies have already begun to jointly estimate the impact of "The fall of the dollar as the global reserve currency." And our reign as the leading superpower being annihilated in a way "equivalent to the end of the British Empire in the post-World War II period."
The nightmarish endgame presented in this report involved "a worldwide economic breakdown and an extended period of global anarchy." And Jim Rickards believes we can no longer stop this, we can only prepare for it.
"Look at it this way. Americans are standing at the bottom of a very tall mountain - Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro...they look up and see an avalanche barreling down.  Determining the one snowflake that started this chaos shouldn't be our focus. Recognizing the severity of the situation and moving to safety should be," Rickards explained. The question we should all be asking ourselves now is "what if he's right?"
Editor's Note: Money Morning has released their exclusive interview with Jim Rickards to the public. And it's a must-see for every American who is concerned about our country and their financial security.  See Video:
http://moneymorning.com/ext/articles/rickards/25-year-great-depression.php?iris=254985

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stop Carbon Capture


 
By 2020, the aver­age annual house­hold gas and elec­tric bill in Ver­mont will increase by more than $880, thanks to the Obama administration’s pro­posal to reg­u­late car­bon diox­ide emis­sions from U.S. power plants.  COST OF GOING GREEN: New car­bon reg­u­la­tions from the EPA will cause Ver­mon­ters’ res­i­den­tial gas and elec­tric bills to rise 36 per­cent over the next five years.
A study released Thurs­day by Energy Ven­tures Analy­sis, a Virginia-based con­sult­ing firm, finds that EPA reg­u­la­tions will spike power and gas costs for res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial and indus­trial cus­tomers by an esti­mated $284 bil­lion over the next five years. The increase rep­re­sents a 60 per­cent rise as Amer­i­cans can expect to watch coal-based elec­tric­ity decline and nat­ural gas prices rise.  View the entire report online at the Energy Ven­tures Analy­sis website.
While the report shows that Amer­i­can house­holds over­all will see elec­tric­ity and nat­ural gas bills rise about $680 annu­ally com­pared to 2012, Ver­mon­ters will expe­ri­ence an even higher increase. Ver­mon­ters paid an aver­age of $2,466 for gas and elec­tric bills in 2012; they will pay $3,348 in 2020. The cost of elec­tric­ity will increase the most in states that have imple­mented dereg­u­la­tion of whole­sale elec­tric power mar­kets, the report claims.
More­over, the power rate increase for indus­trial use is pro­jected to rise from 10 cents per kilo­watt hour to 12.3 cents per kilo­watt hour, accord­ing to the report.
The total annual cost of power and gas in Ver­mont will top $1 bil­lion in 2020, a $300 mil­lion cost increase over 2012. Elec­tric­ity costs make up $200 mil­lion of that total increase.
EVA’s analy­sis is the first to fully exam­ine the com­bined eco­nomic impacts of the EPA’s long list of pro­posed and final­ized reg­u­la­tions on the elec­tric power indus­try, includ­ing the Mer­cury and Air Toxic Stan­dards, regional haze reg­u­la­tions and the Clean Power Plan, whose four build­ing blocks are based on flawed assump­tions,” said Seth Schwartz, pres­i­dent of Energy Ven­tures Analysis.
For exam­ple, exist­ing coal-fueled gen­er­at­ing facil­i­ties are already oper­at­ing at very effi­cient lev­els and, col­lec­tively, will not be able to achieve an addi­tional 6 per­cent heat rate improvement.”
In recent years, the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency has issued a slew of reg­u­la­tions on the elec­tric power sec­tor, the major­ity of which tar­get power plant emis­sions under the author­ity of the Clean Air Act. The new rules claim to address CO2 emis­sions, ozone and par­tic­u­late mat­ter, inter­state trans­port of air pol­lu­tion, mer­cury and air tox­ics, haze and more. Each of the new reg­u­la­tions imposes new costs on elec­tric power com­pa­nies and, by exten­sion, their customers.
The report claims the indus­trial sec­tor will be hurt the most, espe­cially alu­minum, steel and chem­i­cal man­u­fac­tur­ers, as these indus­tries need reli­able low-cost elec­tric­ity to com­pete globally.
High-cost renew­ables gen­er­a­tion is expected to dou­ble in Ver­mont at the same time whole­sale nat­ural gas prices will more than double.

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Variable Bank Balances Ahead


WARNING Bank Deposits Will Soon No Longer Be Considered Money but Paper Investments by Kenneth Schortgen Jr, Thursday, November 13, 2014
This weekend the G20 nations will convene in Brisbane, Australia to conclude a week of Asian festivities that began in Beijing for the developed countries and major economies. And on Sunday, the biggest deal of the week will be made as the G20 will formally announce new banking rules that are expected to send shock waves to anyone holding a checking, savings, or money market account in a financial institution.

On Nov. 16, the G20 will implement a new policy that makes bank deposits on par with paper investments, subjecting account holders to declines that one might experience from holding a stock or other security when the next financial banking crisis occurs. Additionally, all member nations of the G20 will immediately submit and pass legislation that will fulfill this program, creating a new paradigm where banks no longer recognize your deposits as money, but as liabilities and securitized capital owned and controlled by the bank or institution.

In essence, the Cyprus template of 2011 will be fully implemented in every major economy, and place bank depositors as the primary instrument of the next bailouts when the next crisis occurs...

For most Americans with savings or checking accounts in federally insured banks, normal FDIC rules on deposit insurance are still in play, but anyone with over $250,000 in any one account, or held offshore, will have their money automatically subject to bankruptcy disbursements from the courts based on a much lower rank of priority, and a much lower percentage of return.

This also includes business accounts, money market accounts, and any depository investments such as a certificate of deposit (CD)...

 after Sunday at the G20 meeting, the risks of holding any cash in a bank or financial institution will have to be weighed as heavily and with as much determination of risk as if you were holding a stock or municipal bond, which could decline in an instant should the financial environment bring a crisis even remotely similar to that of 2008.
From a technical perspective, this is moving in line with Murray Rothbard's perspective on "bank deposit insurance," which he saw as a scam:
Fractional reserve banking proved shaky, and so the New Deal, in 1933, added the lie of "bank deposit insurance," using the benign word "insurance" to mask an arrant hoax. When the savings and loan system went down the tubes in the late 1980s, the "deposit insurance" of the federal FSLIC [Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation] was unmasked as sheer fraud. The "insurance" was simply the smoke-and-mirrors term for the unbacked name of the federal government. The poor taxpayers finally bailed out the S&Ls, but now we are left with the formerly sainted FDIC [Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation], for commercial banks, which is now increasingly seen to be shaky, since the FDIC itself has less than one percent of the huge number of deposits it "insures." 
The very idea of "deposit insurance" is a swindle; how does one insure an institution (fractional reserve banking) that is inherently insolvent, and which will fall apart whenever the public finally understands the swindle? Suppose that, tomorrow, the American public suddenly became aware of the banking swindle, and went to the banks tomorrow morning, and, in unison, demanded cash. What would happen? The banks would be instantly insolvent, since they could only muster 10 percent of the cash they owe their befuddled customers. Neither would the enormous tax increase needed to bail everyone out be at all palatable. No: the only thing the Fed could do, and this would be in their power, would be to print enough money to pay off all the bank depositors. Unfortunately, in the present state of the banking system, the result would be an immediate plunge into the horrors of hyperinflation. 

Thus, the removal of protection for large depositors is eliminating the scam at this tier. It is, in other words, cutting down on moral hazard.

However, I do not suspect that the world's governments have suddenly found Jesus/Rothbard. I suspect what is going on here is that the government is fully aware that this change will create a separation between bank deposits and government securities. Government securities, especially short-term paper, will become a safer investment than large banks deposits. This will drive funds away from banks and private sector lending and push funds into the direction of government sponsored debt (where there will be continued back up for such debt of the money printing presses).

HT to William Bergman who emails:
About 15 years ago I got the "Best Manuscript" award at an academic accounting conference for a paper titled "Accounting for Money."  I made the argument that fair value accounting principles were being introduced inconsistently, in that cash and cash equivalents were
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All governments have been spending like drunken sailors for decades and continue to look for revenue increases.  The problem is that they are causing their free markets to shrink, if they have them.  The free market is their only source of revenue, so they need citizens to “invest” in government.
In the US they want us to buy Treasury Bonds, so they can keep spending.  Nobody is buying these Treasury Bonds. The first move was to make bank accounts lower the interest rates they paid close to zero.  Now they are saying that your bank balance might become a rollercoaster.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader