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Apr 28 11:33

Read Ted Cruz's 2009 Defense of Obama's Stimulus as an Aid to America's "Economic Recovery"

What a difference a job title ($695-an-hour corporate lawyer versus Senator) and a few years makes... Well, moves like this definitely help explain his rise to the top (of the American political pond where only the scum rises to the top).

What a total and utter hypocrite Ted Cruz is. Most people don't even realize if this guy gets in, Goldman Sachs will literally be living in the White House. Oh sure, Cruz's wife Heidi, who up until recently worked in Latin American mergers and acquisitions for the too-big-to-fail banking giant, took a little time off to help him run his campaign for president... but let's stop kidding ourselves.

Apr 28 10:55

How did 80 people gain control over more combined wealth than 3.5 billion others?

How is that possible when capitalism is supposed to be the great equalizer – the engine for prosperity and opportunity for all?

It was not supposed to be this way.

On RT’s Crosstalk (above), economist Michael Hudson discusses how according to the rules of economics (that they teach us), this astonishing concentration of wealth should be impossible:

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That kind of astonishing wealth concentration is the hallmark of a fascist economic dictatorship.

Apr 28 10:28

Finnish Official: Jews Control Money, Impede US Neutrality

Finnish official asserts on state television that Jews hold vast control over wealth, media, thus impeding neutrality in US Mideast stance.

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Apr 28 10:19

Just 42 percent of the residents in Freddie Gray’s neighborhood are employed

Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, was born into Sandtown’s literally toxic ghetto, according to a lawsuit he and his two sisters filed in 2008. The Sun’s Jean Marbella writes that the family claimed damaging lead levels in their blood as children led to “multiple educational, behavioral and medical problems.” They settled in 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

Whether because of lead or even more intractable structural problems, Sandtown has been unable to shake the kinds of economic woes prevalent in other predominantly African-American inner city neighborhoods.

Here are the terrifying facts about Sandtown, according to U.S. Census tract data.

— Just 42 percent of residents are employed, compared to the national average of 59 percent.

— Thirty-three percent of residential properties are vacant or abandoned.

— Just 54 percent of its residents are even in the labor force, even though 77 percent of residents are between 20 and 64 years old.

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If you don't have a healthy environment, meaningful education, leading to meaningful jobs and the ability to better yourself, you are in a very, very bad situation indeed.

Hopelessness, exacerbated by police brutality, will ultimately lead to violence.

And it is very obvious that Baltimore PD has some industrial strength soul-searching to do about not letting officers, sworn to uphold the law, break it by brutalizing suspects, and not following standards and practices to the letter.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Apr 28 10:00

Paul Volcker Invests in Foreign Banks as He Lectures on U.S. Bank Reform

Last Monday, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker held a press conference at the National Press Club to release his nonprofit’s plan for reforming U.S. bank regulation. Volcker’s plan includes elevating the Federal Reserve to even greater heights as a super regulator of a consolidated system. That’s exactly the opposite of what Congress has in mind as it holds hearings on fatal conflicts of interests between the Fed and Wall Street.

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It appears that there are two prerequisites for getting into the top levels of the banking industry; the morals of a trout, and a conscience which has been surgically removed.

Apr 28 09:56

RON PAUL EXPOSES THE REAL WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS

Few things would benefit the middle class more than ending the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies erode middle-class families’ standards of living while benefiting the financial and political elites. Middle-class Americans may gain some temporary benefits from Federal Reserve created booms, but they also suffer from the inevitable busts.

As I write this, the dollar still reigns as the world’s reserve currency. However, there are signs that other economies are moving away from using the dollar as the reserve currency, and this trend will accelerate as the Federal Reserve continues to pump more fiat currency into the economy and as resentment toward our foreign policy grows. Eventually, international investors will lose confidence in the US economy, the dollar will lose its reserve currency status, and the dollar bubble will burst.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That slippage of the US dollar as the world's reserve currency may well be closer than many people think.

Apr 28 09:50

Benjamin Fulford: Fall of the 6,000-Year Old System of Babylonian Debt Slavery

What we are witnessing is the fall of the 6,000-year old system of Babylonian debt slavery. The human ants are running around in increasing panic because they sense something big has happened. Most are blind so they cannot see that the eye at the top of the human ant-hill, or pyramid, has been overthrown. There is chaos because the people at the top cannot agree on what to do next.

Here is a humble suggestion on how the end the chaos and start an unprecedented era of prosperity. First of all, we need to replace the God we call money with a symbol of the world. A new currency would be issued, call it say a Mundo or ???and, for a limited period of time, it could be exchanged on a one for one basis with dollars or euros. The U.S. and the EU could then replace their currencies with something new, perhaps something like the greenback. The old dollar and euro would become something to be found in curiosity and antique shops. Other national or regional currencies could remain as they are.

Apr 28 09:48

The Supreme Court Stole Your Right to CHECK the FEDS POWER

What do you call a situation where the law is ignored? Tyranny.

What about where the law is turned on its head? Fraud.

What about where the government steals the rights of the people to expand its own powers? Corruption.

Apr 28 09:46

BEX ALERT - Will Iran Attempt To Seize Control Of Saudi Oilfields?

Apr 28 09:23

Crude oil price already up after Straight of Homuz "crisis"

Apr 28 08:51

Benjamin Fulford – “Pentagon Plays Military Card Against China as Washington D.C. Struggles for Cash, Fudging Accounts to Keep from Bankruptcy”

The bankruptcy of the West was postponed again last week with fudged accounting keeping both Washington D.C. and Greece (therefore the EU) from defaulting as high stakes negotiations over a new financial system continue.
To bolster is bargaining position, the Pentagon is undertaking some large scale moves against China. Pentagon sources say last week’s earthquake in Nepal was generated using high energy electronic waves. The aim was to send a message to both China and India prior to US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s planned trip to India next month, the sources say. The basic message was “only the Pentagon can defend India against China.”

Apr 28 08:43

SILVER, DOW Imminent Implosion

Apr 28 08:26

How This Debt-Addicted World Could Go The Way Of The Mayans

We are paying a high price for too many elites and their ‘frivolous cravings’. Nowadays many countries’ social and political structure relies on debt-driven consumption and increasing levels of entitlements. Blame the policy-makers as the “permanent lie [has become] the only safe form of existence.”

Apr 28 07:53

Greece €400 Million Short For Wage And Pension Payments, Rushes To Pass Troika-Friendly Laws

There was a brief bout of Greek risk-on euphoria following yesterday's latest twist in the winding road to the Greek insolvency, in which the Greek finance minister Varoufakis became the latest sacrificial scapegoat to be "Nav Sarao-ed" to the angry gods of the Troika, and has been henceforth kicked out of any negotiations with the Greek "institution" creditors.

The core problem for Greece, however, remains: namely that it is still completely out of money, and as we learned yesterday, the local municipalities have mutinied, and told the government they would not hand over their cash to the central bank without their own conditions being met first, and certainly not before May 7 which may well be too late for Greece.

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Apr 28 07:50

John Deere's Weird Idea of 'Ownership'

It's official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership. Sure, we pay for their vehicles. But we don't own them. Not according to their corporate lawyers, anyway.

In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world's largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don't own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive "an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle."

It's John Deere's tractor, folks. You're just driving it. – Wired, April 21, 2015

Apr 28 07:43

Gold surges: World's 'biggest pawnbroker' makes deal

Gold surged above $1,200 an ounce Monday in its best day since January, amid market intrigue surrounding a deal between Venezuela and Citigroup to swap $1 billion in cash for part of the country's gold reserves.

The swap, reported last week, provides cash to President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government as the country reels from a steep drop in oil revenue. Reuters reported Friday that the Venezuelan central bank was expected to have provided 1.4 million ounces of gold in exchange for the cash, and the country would have to pay interest on the funds.

"He had to pawn their gold. That's what they've done. They can buy it back. They have rights of first refusal," said Dennis Gartman, publisher of The Gartman Letter. "They went to the biggest pawnbroker of gold—Citibank."

Apr 28 07:21

Why most of the $100 million L.A. spends on homelessness goes to police

A report showing that more than half the $100 million the city of Los Angeles spends each year on homelessness goes to police demonstrates that the city is focused on enforcement rather than getting people off the streets, homeless advocates said Friday.

Sadly in today's system we have to wait until they commit a violent crime to get them 'help' in a jail cell, instead of involuntary housing.
- Deon Joseph, LAPD officer, in a Facebook posting
"Supports what we've been saying for years that this city is doing almost nothing to advance housing solutions but continues down the expensive and inhumane process of criminalization that only makes the problem worse," said Becky Dennison of Los Angeles Community Action Network, a skid row advocacy group, in an email.

Apr 28 07:18

U.S. Defense Industry Outperforms S&P by 100 Percent

The article pointed out, as others have, that the primary beneficiaries of the increased demand for planes, missile, tanks, and other military hardware will be U.S. military contractors – the Lockheed-Martins, General Atomics, and Boeings of the world. But the expected increase in orders from Middle Eastern countries looking to control jihadist groups like ISIS, and rebel groups such as Yemen’s Houthi tribe, will be more of an extension of a gravy train that’s already rolling than some sort of new start.

Apr 28 05:05

FT: In Latin America, Russia Has Become A Counterweight To The United States

Developing trade links with Latin America, Russia seeks above all to gain allies, who have all chances to become a country with a long history of confrontation with the United States, writes Financial Times.

http://whatisusa.info/ft-in-latin-america-russia-has-become-a-counterw...

Apr 28 04:40

World sovereign debt yields

Apr 27 23:25

Rock-Paper-Silver

Apr 27 19:36

Dollar Vigilante Warns of September 2015 Crash: “There Are a Lot of Crazy Things Going On”

It's just amazing how you can see these things being put into place... Complacency is not the place to be right now. You should be at a high level of alert.

Apr 27 19:26

Workers in India Pay $0 in Income Tax

The average worker in India pays $0 in income tax and social security.

Apr 27 15:30

USPS responds to complaints about Richmond sorting facility

Although the US Postal Service says only a small percentage of packages end up lost or delayed at its national distribution center in Richmond, there are many online forums dedicated to fuming about the facility.

A Google search for “Richmond USPS sort facility” yields negative comments from around the world about the large processing center at 2501 Rydin Road.

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Looks like Richmond just lost another package I bought from eBay! Another way in which the United States is no longer the greatest nation on Earth!

Apr 27 15:07

Jim Cramer: Gold Is Your Insurance Policy

Apr 27 14:06

The Real War on the Middle Class

Apr 27 13:52

World Faces New Collapse Under Strong Dollar: “We’re Going to Have Another Financial Crisis”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

Don’t be fooled by the calm before the storm.

The U.S. petrodollar – which has been the de facto global reserve currency for more than 40 years – is truly in decline, even as the financial terminology labels it as “strong.”

And it is largely due to historically unprecedented intervention by the Federal Reserve. Newsmax’s Ashish Advani writes:

U.S. corporations have already announced weak earnings due to the strong dollar and have issued earnings warnings. Second-quarter results will be worse than first-quarter results are. The stock market surge upward seems to have halted with large swings, and after three months, the stocks are nearly flat compared with start of the year. Yet the dollar shows no signs of abetment.

Apr 27 12:06

Entitlements Are Bankrupting America. But the Rich Keep Taking Them.

Because of irresponsible reporting by conservative sources, many Americans have been led to believe that social programs are bankrupting our nation. The mainstream media fawningly concurs, with statements like this from USA Today: “The massive deficits…[and] chronic underfunding…are largely the result of Washington’s habit of committing too much money to benefit programs.” States are now beginning to attack imagined safety net abuses, such as the use of food stamp funds to pay for fortune tellers and pleasure cruises.

But hungry people rarely waste their modest benefits, and most are eager to work to support their households. Almost three-quarters of those enrolled in food stamps and other social programs are members of working families. And according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only 1 cent of every SNAP dollar is used fraudulently.

Apr 27 11:12

JP Morgan Silver Hoard EXPOSED!

Apr 27 10:45

Here are 5 ways it’s become a crime to be poor in America — punishable by further impoverishment

The criminalization of America’s poor has been quietly gaining steam for years, but a recent study, “The Poor Get Prison,” co-authored by Karen Dolan and Jodi L. Carr, reveals the startling extent to which American municipalities are fining and jailing the country’s most vulnerable people, not just punishing them for being poor, but driving them deeper into poverty.

“In the last ten years,” Barbara Ehrenreich writes in the introduction, “it has become apparent that being poor is in itself a crime in many cities and counties, and that it is a crime punished by further impoverishment.”

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The decently paying, middle-class jobs have been offshored/outsourced with such a vengeance by major corporations (who bribe politicians to look the other way) to the point where living wages, in many areas of the country, have gone the way of the dodo bird.

Apr 27 10:25

Americans in Canada racing to give up passports

Apr 27 10:20

CIVIL UNREST HAS BEGUN IN BALTIMORE AND THIS IS ONLY JUST THE START OF SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER

On Saturday night, the city of Baltimore resembled a warzone as protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned wildly violent. One eyewitness reported watching the streets around him and his friend “turn into madness” as they left a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Car windows were smashed, stores were robbed, chairs were thrown and large numbers of random bystanders were attacked. One prominent Democrat claims that those committing the violence were “mainly from out of town“, but how would he know that? Today, there are approximately 2.7 million people living in the Baltimore metropolitan area. It is an area that has been known for poverty, crime and drugs for many years, and as racial tensions continue to increase in this country it is a powder keg that could erupt at literally any time. We got a preview of what can happen on Saturday night.

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This is precisely the kind of violence with which the Federal Government is prepared to deal.

I remember the aftermath of the Rodney King riots in LA, where I was living, and I remember seeing Edward James Olmos and Arsenio Hall getting on every news outlet they could, and pleading with the young people in the community, who knew that the "innocent" verdict against the police who had brutalized King was a bunch of hocum, to go home, because police would shoot them if they acted out. One of the most vivid memories I have of that incident was Edward James Olmos, grabbing a broom, with a group of volunteers behind him, and starting to clean things up in the riot-ravaged area.

But the question has to be asked: does the Federal Government WANT this kind of violence to erupt in a number of our cities, so that President Obama can declare martial law, and perhaps defer the 2016 election, because this administration has made such an absolute hash of domestic and foreign policies, which only work for the very wealthy ?!?

Unfortunately, were I a betting woman, I could not bet against it.

Apr 27 10:07

9 Charts Show U.S. Recession COMING SOON!

Apr 27 09:05

Oil Geopolitics and the “Economic Corridor”: Pakistan Enters China’s “New Silk Road”

Now how do you top this as a geopolitical entrance? Eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets escorting Chinese President Xi Jinping on board an Air China Boeing as he enters Pakistani air space. And these JF-17s are built as a China-Pakistan joint project.

Silk Road? Better yet; silk skyway.

Just to drive the point home – and into everyone’s homes – a little further, Xi penned a column widely distributed to Pakistani media before his first overseas trip in 2015.

He stressed, “We need to form a ‘1+4? cooperation structure with the Economic Corridor at the center and the Gwadar Port, energy, infrastructure and industrial cooperation being the four key areas to drive development across Pakistan and deliver tangible benefits to its people.”

Quick translation: China is bringing Pakistan into the massive New Silk Road(s) project with a bang.

Apr 27 08:53

Michael Pento Interview

Michael Pento discusses present market conditions, currency turmoil ahead, why he is bullish of gold, and more.

Apr 27 08:47

Is This a Blow-Off Top? Four Ways to Tell

Apr 27 08:32

Twenty-six water districts in California to begin rationing water

As 26 water districts begin to ration imported water, the Nestle Corporation is busy extracting spring water 85 miles east of Los Angeles, California. From there the precious water is bottled and exported for sale around the world. In fact, Nestle owns Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, a 383,000 square foot bottling plant located on the Morongo Band of Mission Indian reservation. This plant also packages purified water for their Nestle Pure Life brand.

Apr 27 08:28

Corporate Media FAILS us (again) on TPP coverage

Apr 27 08:12

What's the Big Deal About 3D Printing?

By Brian Berletic

3D printing surely catches people's attention. During a recent 3D printing event at the Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand, people passing by of all ages couldn't help but take a closer look at the various types of 3D printers constructing entire objects, layer by layer and inspecting objects already printed out beforehand. Children couldn't help but to play with them, and adults couldn't help but wonder how this exciting technology could help them with their respective professions.

3D printing, in its current form, helps most with prototyping and customization...

Apr 27 08:10

Expasion And Collapse In Pictures

Apr 27 08:00

A giant cloud of fear

Worse than methane, worse than chemtrails, worse than the imminent threat of a world war mushrooming from the bombed out cities of the eastern Ukraine, an overwhelmingly ominous cloud of fear hangs over America, and grows ever more palpable with the passing of each increasingly desperate day.

Hope for a decent future recedes like a mirage into a history that has never made sense as our government buys up bullets by the billions, then plans massive terror drills to round up dissidents who protest the awful crimes our leaders eagerly foist on us. It has become ludicrous to think about a happy and productive future.

Apr 27 07:27

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

A recent article by Jorge Elbaum, the former executive director of DAIA (Delegation for Argentine Jewish Associations), the principle Argentine Jewish umbrella groups, published in the Buenos Aires daily Pagina 12, provides a detailed account of the damaging links between the State of Israel, US Wall Street speculators, and local Argentine Zionists in government and out. Elbaum describes how their efforts have been specifically directed toward destabilizing the incumbent center-left government of President Cristina Fernandez, while securing exorbitant profits for a Zionist Wall Street speculator, Paul Singer of Elliott Management as well as undermining a joint Iranian-Argentine investigation of the 1994 terrorist bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

Apr 27 07:16

Who Really Controls the World?

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States (1856-1924)

So you see, my dear Coningsby, that the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister (1804-1881)

Apr 27 07:12

Rock-Paper-Silver

Paper always wins, rock and silver always lose. Life is good for bankers and politicians. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the governments of the world exercise more control.

Apr 27 02:01

When Will Chinese Stocks Meet Gravity?

Apr 26 21:56

Declaring Independence from Israel — It’s Way Overdue!

I am convinced that a new Declaration of Independence will be good both for the United States and for Israel.

As a prologue to the injuries suffered by the United States, I cannot put it any better than did America’s Founders:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation:”

Apr 26 19:15

Amazon Fresh On The 30 Blocks Of Squalor

Apr 26 16:35

Survey: Nearly One-Third Don't Have $1,000 for Retirement

So how much retirement savings do you need?

If you're in your mid-50s to early 60s, you should have six to nine times your salary in your retirement accounts to maintain your present standard of living

Apr 26 08:36

Comcast Will Not Buy Time Warner Cable; The Government Welcomes The Decision

Comcast deserts $45bn Time Warner Cable deal

Comcast Corporation reported early today that its merger concurrence with Time Warner Cable and its exchanges concurrence with Charter Communications, Inc. have been ended.

http://whatisusa.info/comcast-will-not-buy-time-warner-cable-the-gover...

Apr 26 07:46

Obamacare: AMAC Says The ‘Silence is Deafening’ As We Await Its Fate

“You don’t hear many people talking about the Affordable Care Act these days. It appears interest in Obamacare has dwindled to perhaps its lowest level in the five years since Obamacare was born in 2010. Is it because opponents and proponents of the law are holding their collective breath in anticipation? There’s a lot at stake. If the justices rule that federal subsidies are legit, it’ll be business as usual but if they deny subsidies it will be a devastating blow to the law as it stands,” Weber said.

But the fact is that, behind the scenes, the new Congress has been working on a “course correction” that has its origins well before the enactment of Obamacare.

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Apr 25 13:30

Japanese Stocks Hit 15-Year High

Apr 25 13:12

UK election: What the parties say about Palestine

“Law” and “justice” are words that seldom if ever pass the lips of our politicians when discussing the ‘Palestine Question’ — or shouldn’t that be properly called the ‘Israel Question’? In the UK there is still no rush, it seems, to deliver law or justice to the situation after 100 years of betrayal.

Britain’s ferocious warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and efforts to destabilize Syria, caused havoc in those countries and earned us a reputation for human misery making. This week our misbegotten chickens came home to roost in an unbearably distressing way as desperate refugee-migrants drowned at sea hundreds at a time.

Apr 25 13:05

Galeano Died — Revolution Goes On!

In Latin America, Eduardo Galeano was revered as a giant of letters, as a symbol of rebellion, of revolution, and of the fight for justice.

“Utopia is on the horizon,” Galeano once wrote. “I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I’ll never reach it. So what’s the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking.”

Galeano told me that he was in love with two ladies, both splendid, both fragile, both tremendously desirable. One was called Utopia, the other, Reality.

Both are dangerous to the masters of the world, to Empire, because one gathers dreams, including dreams for a better world, while the other one bravely tells the truth.

Apr 25 12:46

Will Washington Kill Us All? — Paul Craig Roberts

The demonization of Russia and its leader by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, and the rest of the American Propaganda Ministry, by almost the entirety of the House and Senate, and by the White House makes reducing the threat of nuclear war impossible.

How much confidence do you have in Washington? How many times has Washington–especially the crazed neocons–been wrong?

Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are able to get on their way before the enemy’s missiles can reach the US to destroy ours.

If this makes you feel safe, you need to read Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control.

Apr 25 10:23

5 Things To Ponder: Market Soup

Apr 25 09:18

People Power Beats Back Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

The last 14 months have been a wild ride, and as we reflect on how organizers, advocates and activists beat back this multi-billion dollar deal it’s important to look at and lift up the voices of those who spoke out. When all was said and done more than a million people took action to oppose this merger.

Apr 25 09:17

HSBC attacked for political blackmail

SCANDAL-HIT HSBC was accused of pre-election blackmail yesterday after threatening to relocate its headquarters abroad if Britain considers pulling out of the European Union.

The banking giant is considering escaping regulation after being hit by levies that cost the group a combined £860million in the past two years after crackdowns of money laundering and foreign exchange rigging.

Apr 25 09:16

Cities And States Paying Massive Secret Fees To Wall Street

Currently, about 9 percent -- or $270 billion -- of America’s $3 trillion public pension fund assets are invested in private equity firms.

Apr 25 08:54

Credit Checks While Seeking Employment May Be a Thing of the Past

Recently a new statute was passed banning credit checks for job seekers in New York City.

Apr 25 08:31

How I communicate humanity’s challenge to colleagues

*hyperlinks live at source*

I felt it might be helpful to share how I state humanity’s challenge to leaders working for important reforms; particularly the big picture that reformers are asking literal .01% psychopathic criminals for their help. Of course, reform will be impossible until we recognize this important fact.

Among perhaps 100 crucial areas, this particular reform topic is in economics. The e-mail I sent regarding reform responses with nations’ international debt crises (with additional hyperlinks for your education, and deletions to keep this example generic):

Friends and colleagues,
I respectfully and gently suggest that our current work with mechanics of the existing system, and mechanics of (this reform) with intent to optimize public benefits, embrace this Emperor's New Clothes perspective:

Apr 25 08:26

Currency Wars Back As Russia Buys One Million Ounces of Gold in March

Russia buys one million ounces and increases gold reserves by another 2.6% in March

Apr 25 07:51

American Analysts: Turkey Traded US Russia

Due to the sharp differences between Ankara and Washington on foreign policy issues, such as the refusal to impose sanctions against Russia and approaches to the fight against “Islamic state”, States will soon have to find a new strategic ally in the region.

http://whatisusa.info/american-analysts-turkey-traded-us-russia/

Apr 25 03:47

Big Bank 'Crime of the Century' Results in Guess What? No Jail Time for Anyone

While corporate watchdogs hailed the record $2.5 billion settlement paid by Deutsche Bank to U.S. and U.K. authorities for its rate-rigging role in the massive LIBOR scandal, some noted that the fine—while large—suggests that some institutions are still considered "too big to jail."

Apr 25 03:33

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

The secretive TPP is an agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries that affects 40% of global markets. Fast-track authority could now go to the full Senate for a vote as early as next week. Fast-track means Congress will be prohibited from amending the trade deal, which will be put to a simple up or down majority vote. Negotiating the TPP in secret and fast-tracking it through Congress is considered necessary to secure its passage, since if the public had time to review its onerous provisions, opposition would mount and defeat it.

Apr 24 17:38

7 Student Loan Mistakes New Grads Should Watch Out For

With graduations just around the corner, student loan payments still seem miles away thanks to a 6 month deferment period many college grads have.

Apr 24 17:30

Why Is JP Morgan Accumulating The Biggest Stockpile Of Physical Silver In History?

Why in the world has JP Morgan accumulated more than 55 millionounces of physical silver? Since early 2012, JP Morgan’s stockpile has grown from less than 5 millionounces of physical silver to more than 55 million ounces of physical silver.

Apr 24 17:30

Chipotle is Delivering!

Chipotle, the fast-casual Mexican dining sensation is now slated to begin home deliveries in 67 cities.

Apr 24 17:21

Bad Bosses Cause Work-Life Imbalance

If you’ve watched any TV lately you’ve likely seen the commercial where kids are urging their parents to take “one more day” off from work.

Apr 24 15:18

Mexicans Are Now Happier Than Americans

How can this be possible?

It might have something to do with the fact that social mobility is much lower in the U.S. than in many other developed countries, and that modern Americans have no more social mobility than in medieval England.

Or that inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in apartheid South Africa, Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America. Indeed, economist and inequality expert Thomas Piketty notes that – for those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the U.S. is “probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world ….”

Or that Americans have less access to justice than Botswanans … and are more abused by police than Kazakhstanis.

Apr 24 15:03

Coal Companies Are Selling Coal To Themselves To Get More Government Subsidies

In what is being described as a fundamental shift in how the coal industry does business, over 40 percent of all coal produced in Wyoming is now being first sold not to a power plant or a utility, but to a subsidiary of the same company that mined the coal — a 17-fold increase since 2004 for the U.S.’s largest coal-producing state.

According to a new report by the Center for American Progress, these inside deals between coal companies and their own subsidiaries (known as “captive transactions”) are aimed, in part, at intentionally dodging federal and state royalty payments and maximizing taxpayer-funded subsidies from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Apr 24 14:20

Ford layoffs at the plant where Obama touted auto's comeback

Ford Motor Co.'s layoffs announced this week are coming at the same auto plant President Barack Obama visited earlier this year to tout the U.S. industry's comeback.

Apr 24 13:46

900 MCdonalds closing

Apr 24 13:43

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

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