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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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Addicting Info – Ferguson PD Caught Lying Again – Michael Brown’s Autopsy Condemns Officer Wilson (VIDEO) If you listened to the media reports this past week, it would appear that evidence had come forward to exonerate Officer Darren Wilson in the death of teen Michael Brown in August. It began when the St. Louis Dispatch ran an article titled “Official autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand, marijuana in system” and quickly propagated throughout the net. If you read it, or the articles based on it, the impression was that the coroner who handled the autopsy had found that Michael Brown had attempted to grab Officer Wilson’s gun, and in so doing the officer was justified in the use of force which resulted in Michael’s death. They even included quotes from a forensics expert, Dr, Judy Melinek, which appeared to indicate familiarity with the case, and justification of the teens untimely death. Problem is, the autopsy report says nothing of the sort. Instead, the story as put down in the report damns Officer Wilson. As for the forensics expert, turned out that the St.

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 | 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.

Settlers Prepare To Expand illegitimate Settlement Near Salfit Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:23 by IMEMC & Agencies A large number of Israeli settlers of the Bruchin illegal settlement outpost built on Palestinian lands east of Broqeen town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, started bulldozing lands in an attempt to expand their illegitimate settlement. File - PNN The Palestine News Network (PNN) said the settlers brought bulldozers and started leveling the lands, and digging, while several Israeli soldiers were deployed in the area preventing the Palestinians from reaching it. Palestinian Researcher Khaled Ma’ali said the Israeli government lately announcement its intention to expand Brochin settlement by constructing new units, part of the recently declared 550 new units to be built on agricultural lands belonging to residents of Broqeen, and Sarta village. Bruchin settlement was built in 1999; it started just as a small illegitimate outpost, and kept expanding since then. This page can be viewed inEnglish

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:

Bank Run Full Frontal: Ukrainians Withdrew 7% Of All Deposits In Two Days Well that escalated quickly. It seems the ouster of Yanukovych, heralded by so many in the West as a positive, has done nothing to quell the fear of further economic collapse in Ukraine: This is around a 30 billion Hyrvnia loss (over $3 billion) in just 2 days for the banks and the new central bank chief is considering "stabilizing loans" to help banks deal with the liquidity crisis (though Ukraine's reserves stand at a mere $15 billion). Reserves are in freefall... and will only get worse if the bank run continues...

Texas’ Strict ID Law Disenfranchises More than Half a Million Voters, Mostly Poor and Minorities Thanks to the Supreme Court and the relentless efforts of the GOP to suppress minority voters, early voting in Texas is taking place under the strictest identification laws in the country. In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote that these ID requirements “may prevent more than 600,000 Texas voters (about 4.5 percent of all registered voters) from voting in person for lack of compliant identification.” Texas now requires voters to present a photo ID at the polls, but it must come from a very specific list. The law had been struck down earlier this month by federal district judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, who said that the law was simply an attempt by the GOP to “suppress the overwhelmingly Democratic votes of African Americans and Latinos,” reported the Guardian. Many of these voters, minority or not, are also very poor. “Even at $2, the toll is at odds with this court’s precedent,” she wrote, referencing the SCOTUS decision to eliminate Virginia’s poll tax.

I originally found this story here: by s243a Oct 29