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I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society

I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society
Recently, our nation’s financial chieftains have been feeling a little unloved. Venture capitalists are comparing the persecution of the rich to the plight of Jews at Kristallnacht, Wall Street titans are saying that they’re sick of being beaten up, and this week, a billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, proclaimed that “the 1 percent is being picked on for political reasons.” Ross's statement seemed particularly odd, because two years ago, I met Ross at an event that might single-handedly explain why the rest of the country still hates financial tycoons – the annual black-tie induction ceremony of a secret Wall Street fraternity called Kappa Beta Phi. “Good evening, Exalted High Council, former Grand Swipes, Grand Swipes-in-waiting, fellow Wall Street Kappas, Kappas from the Spring Street and Montgomery Street chapters, and worthless neophytes!” On cue, the financiers shouted out in a thundering bellow: “DUM VIVAMUS EDIMUS ET BIBERIMUS.” I wanted to break the streak for several reasons. Related:  BankstersFinancial CrimesInteresting

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Exposing what lies beneath the bodies of dead bankers and what lies ahead for us I feel that this is one of the most important investigations I've ever done. If my findings are correct, each of us might soon experience a severe, if not crippling blow to our personal finances, the confiscation of any wealth some of us have been able to accumulate over our lifetimes, and the end of the financial world as we once knew it. The evidence to support my findings exists in the trail of dead bodies of financial executives across the globe and a missing Wall Street Journal Reporter who was working at the Dow Jones news room at the time of his disappearance. If the bodies were dots on a piece of paper, connecting them results in a sinister picture being drawn that involves global criminal activity in the financial world the likes of which is almost without precedent. It should serve as a warning that we are at the precipice of something so big, it will shake the financial world as we know it to its core. It is often said that life imitates art. January 11, 2014 January 26, 2014

WND Fed’s Dirty Little Secret: “The Gold Isn’t There… Exists as Paper IOU’s” The Federal Reserve doesn’t have enough gold to pay Germany back Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan.com The assumption by global depositors who have entrusted their national savings with the Federal Reserve and US Government has always been that when they request to repatriate their holdings the Fed would simply open the vault, access said assets and ship them back to where they belong. That’s exactly what Germany expected would happen last year when the country requested that the Federal Reserve return about one-fifth of their gold reserves. The response to Germany’s request turned heads all over the world and raised concerns that the Federal Reserve had squandered its gold holdings. The implications are earth shattering and hit the very core of the problems facing America today. In this must-watch interview with Future Money Trends, Jefferson Financial CEO Brien Lunden weighs in on Germany’s gold, what is happening at the Fed and what other central banks are doing right now.

The Vanishing of Sombrero Man - Robert Isenberg Before he disappeared, Sombrero Man was legend. Now, he lives only in the mind. He was an old man. A flabby man. And he wore a vast black sombrero. He was Sombrero Man. Was he homeless? Then, sometime in 2004, he disappeared. Some say he moved to “warmer climates.” The stories are endless. Oakland is a panhandler’s paradise – if there can be such a thing – and there are plenty of other characters to substitute for him. Not to mention Bill Dorsey, the blind gospel singer who sits on a crate, rocks back and forth, and blasts the Lord’s Song from his organ-like vocal chords. But nobody could replace Sombrero Man. For that special generation of Oaklanders, Sombrero Man still comes up in conversation. Says one former student: “I still sing his song to myself sometimes. “I had forgotten all about him,” says Susan Hicks, a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at British Columbia University. Hicks remembers him being “kind of surly.” The memories are clear yet conflicting.

Exclusive: EU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term financing gap - News By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The savings of the European Union's 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis, an EU document says. The EU is looking for ways to wean the 28-country bloc from its heavy reliance on bank financing and find other means of funding small companies, infrastructure projects and other investment. "The economic and financial crisis has impaired the ability of the financial sector to channel funds to the real economy, in particular long-term investment," said the document, seen by Reuters. The Commission will ask the bloc's insurance watchdog in the second half of this year for advice on a possible draft law "to mobilize more personal pension savings for long-term financing", the document said. Banks have complained they are hindered from lending to the economy by post-crisis rules forcing them to hold much larger safety cushions of capital and liquidity.

Joke’s on Us: Scientists Analyzing Winter Storm Say Snowfall is Contaminated by Two Kinds of Acid | The Portland Intelligencer PORTLAND, OR — Last week, The Portland Intelligencer poked a bit of fun at conspiracy theorists, who posted viral videos to the internet alleging that the snow accumulating across the nation — often in regions that are unaccustomed to wintery weather — was somehow tainted or fake. As it turns out, the joke is on us. Scientists at the National Weather Service, in the course of a routine analysis, have made an alarming as-yet-unreported discovery: the snowstorm, drawn down from the Arctic Circle by polar vortex winds, has blanketed the United States in precipitation that is thoroughly contaminated with both hydroxic acid and hydrohydroxic acid. Scientific Diagram [1] [2] [3]Hydrohydroxic acid is a polar covalent molecule, which explains in part why it is present in a polar vortex storm. Hydroxic acid is known to the the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry as “oxidane.” We’re big enough to admit when we’re wrong.

The GNU Privacy Guard Crime Doesn't Pay? JPMorgan Chase Begs to Differ Source: Common Dreams JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon.(image by (Photograph: Karen Bleier / AFP / Getty Images)) What do you give a Wall Street CEO who has presided over a decade of fraud and criminality, who directly supervised a unit which lost $6 billion through incompetent and illegal trading, and whose reign of crime and mismanagement has cost his institution $20 billion in the last year alone -- a figure which undoubtedly would've been much larger in a less morally compromised regulatory environment? If you are the Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase, you give him a raise. Let's not mince words: Jamie Dimon's bank is, as we said last May, the scandal of our time. The Captain and Tennile are getting divorced. It's true that Dimon is no longer publicly described as "the President's favorite banker," presumably as a result of these scandals. Regulator William K. Stock prices are based on expectation. Fraud isn't the sum total of JPMorgan Chase's business plan. Unfair? Well, of course.

How K-Cups Might Damage Your Metabolism, Reproductive Health, and Cause Cancer | The Mommy Illuminati Brew a fresh, steaming cup of plastic This subject has been a big ol’ bee in my bonnet for a long time, especially since the Keurig style coffee systems are now ubiquitous. Much focus in recent years has revolved around the studies of potential dangers of BPA, or bisphenol A, but what about the myriad of other chemicals commonly used in plastics, demonstrated to also have damaging effects in the body? Here is an interesting NPR article and audio concerning how estrogenic chemicals are found in the majority of plastic items found in food and beverage packaging. The short story is this- plastics are very much a part of modern life, and some have been designated safe for use in food and beverage packaging. (for more more details about types of plastics, references for how they leach into beverages and foods, and tips for safe selection and use- you can check out one of my previous articles: Plastic Water Bottles: How Safe Are They?) -02/18/14 Update- In Canada? . Author: Dr. Like this:

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