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ChristianTruther
Ready To Go Cashless ?
Almost Half of the West Has Gone Cashless, Dystopian Future Getting Closer – Study

In the near future cash will no longer be king, rather plastic and embedded microchips will be the new kings of economics.
https://christiantruther.com/end-times/nwo/cashless-west-dystopian-future-study/

Imagine a world where instead of cash or money, you earned credits for every hour you worked, and instead of physical assets like cash or checks, you earned digital numbers. The modern world is rapidly turning towards this dystopian future, where the convenience of using electronics at the checkout is about to rule out earning physical assets. While some may argue that cash is not a physical asset, it is physical, it is paper, you can hold it, you can see it, and you can spend it. While it may not be as 'physical' as real assets like silver and or gold – it is still more physical than plastic and digital numbers.

Almost 40% of both Americans and Europeans would be okay with the unfolding reality mentioned above. Shockingly, 34 percent of Europeans and 38 percent of Americans would rather use the convenience of technology over cash. Twenty-one percent and 34 percent in Europe and the United States, respectively, said they already rarely use cash.

The survey was conducted by Ipsos for the ING bank website eZonomics, and the results are quite daunting.


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iamc

 I have been telling folks since the Mid '80's' that The Credit Card would make us a 'Cashless' society in the near future: and know that time is very near.

The worlds population has been Brainwashed for over 30 years to use a Card instead of Cash!

what did they think would be the end run?

Answer: 'No Cash in your pocket...'

...and once this system is in place; then your FREEDOM to BUY what you want is LOST... >:( >:( >:(
When the Truth was Murdered:
Common Sense ran away...


EvadingGrid

The interesting pattern is when they release something like chip & pin they left all of them wide open... That they keep introducing theoretical improvements but always sabotage the security.

The pattern is so strong that it will lead to one outcome, we will have to go bio for security.


iamc

Quote from: EvadingGrid on May 08, 2017, 11:15:40 AM
The interesting pattern is when they release something like chip & pin they left all of them wide open... That they keep introducing theoretical improvements but always sabotage the security.

The pattern is so strong that it will lead to one outcome, we will have to go bio for security.
The "CHIP' is coming and it is made for the 'DIPS' ---pun intended...

The world is going 'Cashless' in the near future...because folks fell for the LIE.

I remember the days when folks Hid cash under the mattress.. ;)

Buy Gold and Silver and Hide it...
When the Truth was Murdered:
Common Sense ran away...

EvadingGrid

Zero Hedge

Sweden Inches Closer To Cashless Society As Churches And Homeless Now Accept Plastic
by Tyler Durden
May 18, 2017
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-16/sweden-inches-closer-cashless-society-churches-and-homeless-now-accept-plastic

The citizens of Sweden are perhaps closer to completely giving up a component of their individual sovereignty than any other country on earth.  In a world where government's abuse of power and intrusion into the personal lives of its blissfully ignorant enablers grows more disturbing by the day, at least for now, cash offers the one opportunity to transact in a truly anonymous way.

That said, Swedes are ditching their physical currency at a breakneck pace with notes and coins in circulation dropping consistently for the past 6 years and down over 15% in 2016 alone. 



According to the following chart from Bloomberg, notes and coins in public circulation dropped to an average of 56.8 billion kronor, just $6.4 billion, in the first quarter of this year, the lowest level since 1990 and more than 40% below its 2007 peak with the pace of the decline accelerating to its fastest ever in 2016.



As Bloomberg notes, the avoidance of cash has become so prevalent in Sweden that churches, and even the homeless, now accept plastic and/or digital payments.


    A growing number of Swedish parishes have started taking donations via mobile apps. Uppsala's 13th-century cathedral also accepts credit cards.
   
    The churches' drive to keep up with the times is the latest sign of Sweden's rapid shift to a world without notes and coins. Most of the country's bank branches have stopped handling cash; some shops and museums now only accept plastic; and even Stockholm's homeless have started accepting cards as payment for their magazine. Go to a flea market, and the seller is more likely to ask to be paid via Sweden's popular Swish app than with cash.

  "Fifteen years ago I would withdraw my entire salary and put it in my wallet, so I knew how much I had left, but these days I never really carry cash," said Lasse Svard, the acting vicar at the parish of Jarna-Vardinge, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Stockholm.

    "A drive for innovation has been created in Sweden to come up with cost-effective and user-friendly alternatives to cash," Skingsley said. Cash is likely to "more or less disappear" as a means of payment in the private sector, she said.



Of course, we should all promptly ignore the negative, unintended consequences of a cashless society in the name of "innovation."  Forget about the ultimate power and control it gives to governments to track your every move and to Central Banks to ram their reckless policies down your throat.

And you shouldn't t worry too much about those cyber attacks either...because those things rarely happen these days..."Worst-Ever Recorded" Ransomware Attack Strikes Over 57,000 Users Worldwide, Using NSA-Leaked Tools".

David Icke Bot

The Perfect Robbery, The Cashless Society

BY ANDREW CHEETHAM ON 26 AUGUST 2017 GMT
https://www.davidicke.com/article/424598/perfect-robbery-cashless-society



'What seemed almost like science fiction to our parents is coming scarily close to the realm of feasibility: more and more countries are talking about stopping the production and use of cash in their economies. The message is carried by the most prominent link of the monetary chain: States. But the push is coming from somewhere else. Powerful lobbies are pushing ever stronger, in order to achieve total and absolute control of our economies.

In 1998, four guys started an Internet banking company, Confinity, in the early years of online services. Business was slow, as people either didn't know about such services or distrusted the idea of immaterial money, until a now-world-famous Elon Musk joined Confinity, re-shaped it, and renamed it PayPal. Four years later, the business was sold to eBay for 1.5 billion dollars. In other words, not only was PayPal there from the start, but it had the perfect position to observe the very tight relationship between the share of the population using online monetary services and the cashflow a business could expect to make (close to 10 billion dollars today for PayPal alone).'



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Japan considers killing cash by launching own cryptocurrency

https://www.rt.com/business/404771-japan-digital-currency-cash/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

'Authorities in Japan are considering starting a digital currency to be called the J-Coin. By doing so, Tokyo will reduce cash circulation in the country.

"The project is in the early stages, and we have just held study meetings with other institutions," a spokesperson for Japanese bank Mizuho Financial Group told CNBC on Wednesday.

"This will be pegged with Japanese Yen, and hopefully used to make payments and transfers through a mobile phone app," the bank said.

According to a report by the Financial Times, a consortium of Japanese banks are working on the project, and they are interested in launching the J-Coin before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

The project has the support of the central bank and regulators. The J-Coin will allow Japanese consumers to pay for goods and services with their smartphones.'


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Al Bundy

Quote from: David Icke Bot on Sep 28, 2017, 04:17:11 AM
Japan considers killing cash by launching own cryptocurrency

https://www.rt.com/business/404771-japan-digital-currency-cash/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

'Authorities in Japan are considering starting a digital currency to be called the J-Coin. By doing so, Tokyo will reduce cash circulation in the country.

"The project is in the early stages, and we have just held study meetings with other institutions," a spokesperson for Japanese bank Mizuho Financial Group told CNBC on Wednesday.

"This will be pegged with Japanese Yen, and hopefully used to make payments and transfers through a mobile phone app," the bank said.

According to a report by the Financial Times, a consortium of Japanese banks are working on the project, and they are interested in launching the J-Coin before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

The project has the support of the central bank and regulators. The J-Coin will allow Japanese consumers to pay for goods and services with their smartphones.'


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Japanese may imagination about everything but they vassals of USA and worst president of N. Korea Kim Jon Il consider attack on Japan.   

EvadingGrid

Quote from: Al Bundy on Sep 28, 2017, 06:10:04 AM
Japanese may imagination about everything but they vassals of USA and worst president of N. Korea Kim Jon Il consider attack on Japan.

Japan is still 'occupied territory' by the USA.



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Al Bundy

Quote from: EvadingGrid on Sep 28, 2017, 06:41:59 AM
Japan is still 'occupied territory' by the USA.



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There is no Japanese Army. USA ordered puppet government in Tokyo to call their men with weapons - "Self-defense force".
I think if N. Korea would attack Japan only with conventional weapons, Japan will capitulate again.



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Sputnik News
http://sputniknews.com/


Money, Money, Money: Sweden to Become World's First Cashless Society by 2023
http://sputniknews.com/europe/201710111058135760-sweden-cashless-society/





'Sweden already leads the world in using noncash methods of payment and, according to a new study, could well become the world's first cashless society in just five years from now.

Last year, only a meager 1 percent of the value of all payments was made using coins or notes in Sweden. The smooth transition toward a totally cashless society could be completed already in 2023, when shops are likely to stop accepting cash altogether, a study from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Copenhagen School of Economics suggested.

After extrapolating the decreasing use of cash against the rising cost of handling cash, researchers Niklas Arvidsson and Jonas Hedman suggested the world's first cashless society may become reality already on March 24, 2023, which they called the most likely critical point.'



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The cynical conspiracy to stop us using cash: ROSS CLARK says the push for a cashless society is all about greed

By Ross Clark for the Daily Mail
Published: 01:42, 3 November 2017

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5045305/The-cynical-conspiracy-stop-using-cash.html



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The Daily Mail


The cynical conspiracy to stop us using cash: Ross Clark says the push for a cashless society is all about greed
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5045305/The-cynical-conspiracy-stop-using-cash.html





'Until 2014 if you drove over the Dartford Crossing between Kent and Essex, you'd toss some coins into a basket when you reached the toll booth.

Now the booths are gone and motorists must pay online in advance of their journey, or by midnight the following day.

Try to park your car on a London street or in an increasing number of car parks nationwide, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a pay and display machine.

The only way to pay is via your mobile phone to call a central number or by an app such as RingGo or JustPark.

Some shops, such as the healthy eating chain Tossed, are even starting to refuse cash — they're only interested in customers who pay by card.

Waitrose is also piloting cashless payments, while in many pubs, bars and restaurants you are immediately offered a card reader along with the bill, and staff seem mightily put out if they have to use the till.

As for travel, the Government aims to make all rail travel cashless by 2025, with passengers buying their tickets online, with a bank card, or via their mobile phone.

Indeed, the growing use of card and contactless payments is such that this week ATM operators announced they are considering axeing 10,000 machines from their networks.

The cashless economy is being forced on us by stealth as electronic payment increasingly becomes the only option.

The argument in its favour is convenience, but the truth is that it's all about greed.'


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Amazon

Way back in the 1960's I read an interesting book;
cannot remember if it was by a Huxley or Orwell...
About life in the future.

A woman gives a man a tour of what shopping is like in the future.
She takes him to a shop to buy material so she can SEW A DRESS.
No stores for pre-made clothing !
So the book had to be written at the turn of the century.

Anyway, she shows a card to a check out person
after ordering so many yards of material.
Apparently the author did not anticipate hemlines would change.

The visitor is puzzled by the card...
"Why? What's this about ?" he asks.

"O! " she explains.
"We are allotted $XXXX  /  £XXXXXX amount of money to live on per year.
Whenever we want anything, we just produce the card, and the cost gets deducted from our allotted income.
So much simpler and easier!
No need to keep track."

"But what happens when you've exhausted your income?" he asks.

"It has never happened; the State always gives us enough !"
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The point of this little anecdote,
which really did come from one of Huxley's  or Orwell's books, I believe is:

This has been planned since way back at the turn of the 20th century !

If anyone out there has also read this book,
please post the name and author.

When I read it,
the concept seemed so weird to me that I did not want to believe it !

Since I do not have a credit card,
looks like I'm in for a lot of trouble.



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Amazon

Which reminds me...

Back in February 2017, prior to my cancer diagnosis,
I was not feeling well.
I wanted to see a gastroenterologist
but the waiting  time for an NHS provider was 4 months.
Knowing how to play the system,
I asked my GP to give me a private referral to a specialist.

The deal is, if you pay the few hundred dollars for a first visit,
me, being a former doc with the NHS,
might be able to "jump the queue", (aka line)
ie, charm the specialist into taking you on as a private patient
but be seen through the NHS system.

Well, it worked for me.
Convinced the specialist to treat me through his NHS practice.
Otherwise, I would have most likely been assigned to a junior doctor,
and I needed someone with experience.

Bottom line is...
when I went to pay for the  consultation,
the receptionist was surprised that I did not have a credit card.

I told her I would give her cash right then and there.

"O no; we do not accept cash " she said.

"You're joking !" I replied

"I assure you, I am not".

(People really do speak like this here in the UK.)

"But that is against the law. You are obliged to accept paper money with the Queen's photo on it ".

"We will send you a bill in the mail. Good day ."

It's happening already.
I'm really in big trouble unless I take the mark of the beast.



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How the way we spend money is changing - Billion Dollar Deals - BBC Two













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The Daily Mail


I don't pay with contactless cards because I don't quite trust it, says the Bank of England's chief cashier whose signature is on every banknote
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5418877/Bank-Englands-chief-cashier-doesnt-trust-contactless.html





'The Bank of England's chief cashier has revealed she doesn't use contactless cards because she doesn't completely trust the technology.

Victoria Cleland, whose signature is on every Bank of England note, said she prefers to use cash for small transactions.

The 47-year-old also says predictions of the death of cash are premature, insisting that 'cash is definitely here to stay.'

'I personally don't really use contactless,' she told the Guardian. Spam_A Spam_B 'To be blunt, it wasn't on my card for a long time and so I've just got into the habit of preferring not to.

'And I do hear stories of friends - this is a personal anecdote, this isn't the official Bank view - whose money has been taken off contactless when you walk past something.

'And it's only up to £30. So I use cash for lower transactions anyway and for big ones contactless wouldn't work.'

Ms Cleland said cash was used for 44 per cent of all transactions in 2016, the last year for which there is data available.'



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poseidonlost

Watching the olympics the other day I was reminded of the war on cash by this commercial. Notice the guy in the end using cash is boring, lame, and slow? The fun cool new olympian comes in, cuts her place in line, and looks at him like he's loser.

No sense of manners or decency (while at the same time we're being bombarded with "socially conscious" crap all day) and then a nice little touch of "cash is for losers" at the end...













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EvadingGrid

Its a co-ordinated campaign.

In the real world, the credit card companies make it very difficult to apply for a card reader, and demand big fees. They want at least a years signed accounts. In other words its an obstacles course designed to stop little people.

Big Issue seller gets himself a £30 contactless card reader and has shifted an extra TWO HUNDRED copies of the magazine as a result

* Robin Fabian has sold the magazine for seven years near the University of Bristol
* He began struggling to shift copies because fewer people were carrying cash
* So he invested £30 in a contactless card machine and noticed a spike in sales

By Stewart Paterson For Mailonline
Published: 11:00, 22 February 2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5421621/Big-Issue-sellers-success-buying-contactless-reader.html



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Is Australia Going Cashless? - Demonetization & Crackdown Coming Soon







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libertyfight.com
http://www.libertyfight.com/



Federal Reserve Bank: 'Cash Promotes Crime... Cash has many advantages, but its end might be near'
http://libertyfight.com/8/federal-reserve-cash-end-might-be-near.html





The outrageous criminals at the federal reserve bank have actually issued a new report in which they state The following:

Quote"Cash has many advantages, but its end might be near.

There are political and technological reasons why the use of cash may be diminishing. Cash is being condemned by many politicians and economists. According to Berentsen and chär (2016), the argument of these cash critics essentially is based on three claims: First, the use of cash is inefficient and significantly more expensive than electronic payments. Second, cash promotes crime and facilitates money laundering and tax evasion.10 Third, cash hinders monetary policy by limiting the central bank’s ability to use negative nominal interest ratesvas a policy option.

Technological reasons also apply: In the near future, a close cash substitute will be developed that will rapidly drive out cash as a means of payment.


  Spam_A Spam_B 

Quote... Today, in most countries, the population can pay only with legal tender through the use of cash. If cash disappears, the population is forced to make all payments with private money. By offering transaction accounts, central banks enable the general public to hold legal tender in electronic form. A large part of the population will consider it a close substitute for cash, and this will make it easier to say goodbye to cash...

Overall, we believe that implementing "central bank electronic money for all" is straightforward since these accounts can be used only for making payments. No credit can be obtained,and so almost no monitoring is needed. (Of course, some standard regulations would still apply.) All transactions would need to be initiated electronically.

...History and current political reality show that, on the one hand, governments can be bad actors and, on the other hand, some citizens can be bad actors. The former justifies an anonymous currency to protect citizens from bad governments, while the later calls for transparency of all payments. The reality is in between, and for that reason we welcome anonymous cryptocurrencies but also disagree with the view that the government should provide one.'



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The Daily Telegraph


Banks squeeze money out of customers signing up for 'free' current accounts, FCA warns
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/27/banks-squeeze-money-customers-signing-free-current-accounts/





Major banks are squeezing money out of customers who sign up for 'free' personal current accounts, the city watchdog has warned.

The Financial Conduct Authority said consumers are foregoing money they could have received by getting a better deal elsewhere, and can end up paying more in charges than they could have paid if they had shopped around.

This can include paying high overdraft fees, or even cutting interest rates for those who keep their accounts in credit, the FCA said, and helps to contribute to the profit of major banks

It said that major banks have a "captive audience" of personal current account holders who also end up being cross-sold other products, such as credit cards and loans, due to their reluctance to swtich. Spam_A Spam_B Andrew Bailey, FCA chief executive, went as far as saying "there is no such thing as free banking".

In its progress report into a review designed to give it a greater understanding of retail banks' business models, the FCA said major banks also have over 80 per cent of all personal current accounts, giving them "considerable competitive advantages".

It said most current account customers contribute to their bank's profits, but around 10 per cent of generate between a third and a half of all contributions to profits from current accounts.

The watchdog also said banks made £2.3billion a year from account-holders who slipped into the red.'



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Around 40,000 ATMs could be closed down as the authorities fight to slap them with crippling business rates






'Around 40,000 cash machines could be closed down as the authorities fight to slap them with crippling business rates.

A landmark court case could see ATMs inside pubs and shops across the country classed as independent premises – with their own rates to pay.

The charges would land councils more than £200million extra a year.

It is likely these costs would be borne by the shopkeepers themselves, and campaigners fear many would decide to switch off their machines rather than pay up. Spam_A Spam_B Experts have warned up to 40,000 ATMs could be hit by the tax grab – many in isolated areas where customers have no other way to access cash.

On average retailers would face an extra business rates bill of £5,000 a year for an ATM – giving councils a total of £200million from the raid.

The move would be a fresh blow for Britain's embattled high street, which has already lost 50,000 jobs this year.

And campaigners fear that if judges approve the new rates, it could pave the way for further bills on vending machines and even children's rides.

The Mail is campaigning for reform of business rates, cheaper parking and fair taxes on giant foreign tech firms to protect our town centres.'
Red more: Around 40,000 ATMs could be closed down as the authorities fight to slap them with crippling business rates


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The Daily Mail


Councils across England refuse to take cash or cheques for taxes and fines, as utility companies and insurance firms ban them as a form of payment
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6322579/Councils-England-refuse-cash-cheques-taxes-fines.html





'Councils across Britain are refusing to accept cash or cheques for taxes and fines, it has emerged.

Rules forcing residents – including the elderly – to pay by electronic means have been quietly introduced by councils including Manchester and Newcastle, with more planning to make the switch in the coming months.

Local authorities blamed 'huge' funding cuts, saying they could no longer afford the cost of running a cashier's office or the bank charges for processing payments such as council tax.

But charities accused them of ignoring the preferences of older people and 'airbrushing them out'.

George McNamara, at Independent Age, said: 'Savings should not come at the cost of older people.

'Payment options need to include cash and cheques because going 'digital by default' risks excluding many ... and makes it impossible for them to pay for essential bills such as council tax or rent.' Spam_A Spam_B Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said: 'There are millions of older people who are not online or confident with mobile banking and it's no good the financial services industry and our public services effectively airbrushing them out.'

Other councils which no longer accept cash include Kirklees in West Yorkshire, Swale in Kent, Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire, and the London boroughs of Newham and Croydon.

Councillor Hilary Bastone, at South Hams District Council, Devon, which ditched cash in April, said: 'We made the decision to go cashless because each year we were spending a hefty £35,000 from processing cash and cheque payments.

'As a rural council facing huge cuts in our funding and working hard to make sure that essential frontline services are not cut, we decided to follow down the path of the many private sector utility companies, who have been cashless for a long time.'



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