Friday, November 28, 2014

Grandmaster Putin's Golden Trap

http://www.gold-eagle.com/article/grandmaster-putins-golden-trap

Gold Shortage, Worst In 21st Century, Sends 1Y GOFO To Lowest Ever... And India Just Made It Worse

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/gold-shortage-worst-21st-century-sends-1y-gofo-lowest-ever-and-india-just-made-it-wo

While we have covered the aberration that is a negative gold GOFO rate previously and in extensive detail in this post, an abridged version of what negative GOFO means comes courtesy of Deutsche Bank's recent discussion on what a successful Swiss gold referendum. To wit: "It is interesting to note that benchmark gold-dollar swap rates have recently traded negative,meaning investors are paying to borrow gold. This is unusual as gold is traditionally used as a source of collateral for cash financing.... [A] number of factors may play a role, such as excess dollar liquidity or an increased demand for collateral on the back of the global regulatory developments." In short a gold shortage at the institutional, read commercial and central bank, level. And not just a shortage but the biggest shortage in history, judging by today's latest plunge in the 1 Month GOFO which just dropped to -0.5% and , worse, 1 Year GOFO that just hit its lowest print in the 21st century, and is also about to go negative:something that has never happened before further suggesting the gold shortage could go on for a long, long time!

Lawless Law Enforcer Robert P. McColloch Personifies Misconduct by Prosecutors

http://thiscantbehappening.net/node/2569

When discredited Missouri prosecutor Robert P. McColloch recently defended his calculated manipulation of a grand jury which led jurors to free the policeman who fatally shot Michael Brown last summer, McColloch declared piously that eyewitness accounts must “always match physical evidence.”
McColloch, however, did not apply that ‘always match’ standard in the case of Antonio Beaver, a St. Louis man wrongfully convicted by in 1997 of a violent carjacking case tried by McColloch.

Explain Ferguson? Sure.

http://www.dethguild.com/explain-ferguson-sure/


Explain Ferguson? Sure.

We’ll keep it pithy – (by our standards anyways):
Ferguson is what happens when your civic “leaders” destroy their mandate and consent to operate.
The Police as a whole have worked very hard to emulate the gestapo over the last three decades. These days, they have more in common with the Stasi than “peacekeepers” inhabiting Norman Rockwell paintings. The cops squandered their capital in the tossing of flash-bangs into occupied baby cribs, prosecuting a meaningless “war on drugs,” kicking in the wrong doors at three A.M., harassing gun owners and the indiscriminate shooting of every family Pomeranian that sniffs curiously in their general direction. These mall-ninjas have clad themselves in the weapons and armor of soldiers, acquired tanks and war vehicles of military utility, and time and time again, they are protected from any misdeeds by the lies of their brethren or the willing malfeasance of the courts.
This despotic behavior has eroded their legitimacy. The Police no longer have the support of the community – they have behaved like simple thugs too brazenly and too publicly for far too long – and done so in a near total void of accountability.
Pigs provided the fuel – stacked it high. The anger and resentment piled up like dried brush – and now it will be slaked with violence, destruction and flames. As always, base hooligans, provocateurs, looters and worse will be attracted to the orgy. But they are a simple parasites – flies and grubs drawn to the rotting carcase, and taking advantage of the situation like all good carrion feeders do.
Ferguson’s riots are not an indictment of the shooting of a Brigand - a thug who was probably destined for prison – or even the pig who decided the he was “Billy-Badass” and summarily executed his attacker. A “grand-jury decision” didn’t trash twenty-plus buildings. The burning city was a powder keg forged methodically over decades of abuse at the hands of it’s “Law Enforcement,” governance and Judicial System. It reached a point where any spark – even a wholly unjustified one – was going to set the fucker off.
A torched city only looks like disproportionate retribution if you fail to understand the long train of abuses and usurpations which proceeded the flames.
But watch the Political maggots dance – the corpse is still twitching – and already, the slimeballs in power are trying to divide and conquer. The Neo-Cons want you to break out the magnetic ribbons, and cheer on “The Brave Little Piggies(TM) fighting to keep you safe from the looters!” The Marxists want you screaming your hipster-douche-hat off in self-righteous rage over “The Death of an Unarmed Gentle Giant,” (repeated with every bile-dripping ounce of sarcasm such vapidity deserves). Bullshit artists abound. After all… if they don’t keep the serfs at one anther’s throats… why… they might start to question the source rather than the symptoms of the issue.
Questions like: 
- “Who enabled the amok courts and their stormtroopers?”
- “Why is so much shit even illegal in the first place?”
- “Where did the LEOs get all their wonderful toys?”
- “Why is the Grand Jury Process a D.A. run sham?”
- “Who’s training the Police to role-play soldiers – and why?”
- “Who is enabling/encouraging generational poverty and thug culture?”
- “What is their motivation for doing so?”
Nope… can’t have the rubes comparing notes and getting ideas about the possible proper application of stout rope and overpass signage…
Now… as for target selection… these stupid bastards would have to try to do worse. Ruinous idiocy,writ large. (Products of the American “Education” System?) One doesn’t ruckus their own community – a smart insurgent torches the infrastructure that is being used to oppress him and support his oppressors. The court house… the police station… the banksDoes any serious person believe the pigs will “experience a teachable moment” while the local Chinese Restaurant burns to charred splinters?
Of course not.
Now… if the rioters where to flambe THE COPPER’S HOMES – while their wives and children run screaming into the night – well… one might be awestruck by how productive a little “personal accountability” could be when utilized as a learning aid.
It seems equitable enough on paper: Don’t act like tyrannical Nazis, and nobody molotovs your four bedroom ranch.
PS: (Don’t think some serious cats ain’t watching all this and taking notes – plenty of missteps to rectify going forward – and lots of useful things to see and remember).

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IDFA – The Movie FORECASTER

IDFA

The debut of the movie the Forecaster was an amazing success. Everyone is clamoring to show the film around the world. It may debut in Russia before year-end. There were three major screenings which I attended that were followed by Q&A sessions. The first was the general attendees, the second was for a group of lawyers, and the third was a group of bankers.
The questions were very telling. The lawyers recognized the lack of any law. The bankers saw immediately how can $1 billion be missing. Obviously, you cannot get that kind of money out of a bank without wire transfer. Hence, how can the government pretend they have no idea where the money went? Wires can easily be verified who took what and where did it go. Consequently, that is why Republic National Bank had to plead guilty.
The film was also selected for the IDFA dinner. So out of all the films, some 3,000 entries, this was the film selected by the board of directors for the dinner. Two people were from Russia and while they first said it would be difficult for any film to be shown in Russia since it must be cleared by the government, after watching the film they wanted to show it privately in Moscow immediately.
It looks like the film is on its way to raise the awareness of the crisis we face. That was my entire reason to agree to be followed around since 2011 to make this film.

Retail Sales Declining – Hello European Deflation

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Governments are pretty much brain-dead in their vain attempts to manipulate the economy. They think that lowering interest rates will “stimulate” the economy and cause people to borrow. That has never worked because people respond to the trend and function in anticipation. The root driving force is rather straight forward. Why is there an inflationary bubble? People anticipate that prices will continue to rise so they buy now for it will only be more expensive tomorrow. Japan saw a surge in retail sales the month before the consumption tax rate increase. People are not as stupid as government suspects.
In reverse, constantly lowering interest rates is feeding the deflation. It not merely reduces income for the elderly making savings pointless, but it has been reflected in the decline in retail sales. Why buy today when tomorrow will be cheaper?
Reuters has reported: “Special Report: Why Italy’s stay-home shoppers terrify the euro zone” What is fascinating is that we can read reports like this, yet both the academic community and the political community will not change their theories. Reuters quoted:
“People aren’t stocking up because they know prices will be lower in a month’s time,” says Santambrogio, chief executive of Vege, a Milan-based association covering 1,500 supermarkets and specialist stores. “Shoppers are demanding steeper and steeper discounts.”
It is really hard to comprehend that in this pretend science called economics, we never investigate HOW something functions, but how to manipulate the economy to compel it by force to do as we desire. Any people think our analysis investigating how things function is somehow off the beaten-path.

Why We Need A new Soviet Union

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40333.htm

Think about it. Ever since the Soviet Union came apart in 1991, and the Cold War formally ended, we have seen Washington and its coterie of allies embark on one war after another into what is now a state of permanent war. 

It is no coincidence that no sooner had the Soviet Union floundered than the US launched its first of several wars on Iraq, invaded Somalia, and then under the flag of NATO began bombing former Soviet states, primarily Yugoslavia, leading to the latter's dismemberment. The aggressive expansion of the US-led NATO military club over the past 20 years and the hostile encirclement of Russia is the context for the present crisis in Ukraine. 

From that point of view, the dissolution of the Soviet Union is highly regrettable because of the lawless American behaviour, wars and deterioration in global security that have ensued. 

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Gold – A Revival?

GCNYNF-D 11-28-2014
The Swiss referendum will be the this weekend to prevent the central bank from selling its gold. While Swiss sources say this is really about a protest against the central bank policy since they pegged the Franc to the Euro incurring tremendous losses, the Swiss are now watching their currency decline with the Euro. There are still concerns rising within Europe that individual central banks should bring their gold home. This was done in the Netherlands. To some degree it is rising anti-Americanism. Additionally, what is really behind this trend is the collapse in the confidence in the whole EU thing and the survival of the Euro. We should see a pop in gold going into next week.
GCFOR-D 11-28-2014
The resistance stands at 1255-1275. A closing for November above 1256 will signal a strong rally is possible. A closing above 1241 will shift it into neutral for the seasonal rally. Of course the fundamentalists will be projecting the new bull market as always so hurry up and jump in selling everything you own.
The timing is still unfolding as laid out and the real turn should unfold with the Benchmarks. We need the entire landscape to unfold to set the stage for the sustainable turn.

The 2014 Black Friday Frenzy: America Goes Shopping, In Photos

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/2014-black-friday-frenzy-america-goes-shopping-photos

Black Friday is the day when the trademark US consumerism takes center stage for its annual manic, full-frontal exposure around the globe. Here is what it looked like around the US...

The 5th Amendment: Why A Law Professor Says "Don't Talk To Police"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-27/5th-amendment-why-law-professor-says-dont-talk-police

In light of the recent epidemic of shady civil asset forfeitures, what many people fail to realize, is that you aren’t obligated to have casual conversations with police when you have been pulled overIn fact, such conversations are often used solely to manufacture an excuse for further action against you.

When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating.

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/11/25/americans-celebrate-thanksgiving-day-paul-craig-roberts/

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Former Philadelphia Police Officer Ray Lewis Explains Why He's Standing With Protesters In Ferguson

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/25/ray-lewis-ferguson-protests_n_6223102.html

“Number one, I want to give the residents of Ferguson the knowledge that there are some police that do support them,” Ray Lewis, a former Philadelphia Police captaintold Al Jazeera. “I want to try and get a message to mainstream America that that this system is corrupt, that police really are oppressing not only the black community, but also the whites,” he said.
“It’s an oppressive organization now controlled by the one percent of corporate America. Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”

“Justifiable Homicides” by Police at Record High: Notes on Police Violence in America

http://www.globalresearch.ca/justifiable-homicides-by-police-at-record-high-notes-on-police-violence-in-america/5416623

FBI data released over the past month reveals that so-called “justifiable homicides” reached a record high last year, while the number of officers killed in the line of duty fell to its lowest level in decades.
According to the data, which appeared in a Monday article on theWashington Post web site, 461 American civilians were killed by on-the-job police officers in 2013, while 27 police officers were killed by civilians.
The article notes the correlation between the record killings and the militarization of American police over the same period, “fueled by a glut of surplus military equipment heading home from Iraq and Afghanistan.” The FBI’s “justifiable homicide” figures increase steadily around 1998, the year after the start of the US Government’s Defense Logistics Agency’s 1033 program, which parcels out surplus military equipment to state and local police.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf

Thanksgiving: A National Day of Mourning for Indians

http://www.uaine.org/dom.htm

Thanksgiving: A National Day of Mourning for Indians
by Moonanum James and Mahtowin Munro



Every year since 1970, United American Indians of New England have organized the National Day of Mourning observance in Plymouth at noon on Thanksgiving Day. Every year, hundreds of Native people and our supporters from all four directions join us. Every year, including this year, Native people from throughout the Americas will speak the truth about our history and about current issues and struggles we are involved in.

Why do hundreds of people stand out in the cold rather than sit home eating turkey and watching football? Do we have something against a harvest festival?

Of course not. But Thanksgiving in this country -- and in particular in Plymouth --is much more than a harvest home festival. It is a celebration of the pilgrim mythology.

According to this mythology, the pilgrims arrived, the Native people fed them and welcomed them, the Indians promptly faded into the background, and everyone lived happily ever after.

The truth is a sharp contrast to that mythology.

The pilgrims are glorified and mythologized because the circumstances of the first English-speaking colony in Jamestown were frankly too ugly (for example, they turned to cannibalism to survive) to hold up as an effective national myth. The pilgrims did not find an empty land any more than Columbus "discovered" anything. Every inch of this land is Indian land. The pilgrims (who did not even call themselves pilgrims) did not come here seeking religious freedom; they already had that in Holland. They came here as part of a commercial venture. They introduced sexism, racism, anti-lesbian and gay bigotry, jails, and the class system to these shores. One of the very first things they did when they arrived on Cape Cod -- before they even made it to Plymouth -- was to rob Wampanoag graves at Corn Hill and steal as much of the Indians' winter provisions of corn and beans as they were able to carry. They were no better than any other group of Europeans when it came to their treatment of the Indigenous peoples here. And no, they did not even land at that sacred shrine called Plymouth Rock, a monument to racism and oppression which we are proud to say we buried in 1995.

The first official "Day of Thanksgiving" was proclaimed in 1637 by Governor Winthrop. He did so to celebrate the safe return of men from the Massachusetts Bay Colony who had gone to Mystic, Connecticut to participate in the massacre of over 700 Pequot women, children, and men.

About the only true thing in the whole mythology is that these pitiful European strangers would not have survived their first several years in "New England" were it not for the aid of Wampanoag people. What Native people got in return for this help was genocide, theft of our lands, and never-ending repression. We are treated either as quaint relics from the past, or are, to most people, virtually invisible.

When we dare to stand up for our rights, we are considered unreasonable. When we speak the truth about the history of the European invasion, we are often told to "go back where we came from." Our roots are right here. They do not extend across any ocean.

National Day of Mourning began in 1970 when a Wampanoag man, Wamsutta Frank James, was asked to speak at a state dinner celebrating the 350th anniversary of the pilgrim landing. He refused to speak false words in praise of the white man for bringing civilization to us poor heathens. Native people from throughout the Americas came to Plymouth, where they mourned their forebears who had been sold into slavery, burned alive, massacred, cheated, and mistreated since the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620.

But the commemoration of National Day of Mourning goes far beyond the circumstances of 1970.

Can we give thanks as we remember Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier, who was framed up by the FBI and has been falsely imprisoned since 1976? Despite mountains of evidence exonerating Peltier and the proven misconduct of federal prosecutors and the FBI, Peltier has been denied a new trial. Bill Clinton apparently does not feel that particular pain and has refused to grant clemency to this innocent man.

To Native people, the case of Peltier is one more ordeal in a litany of wrongdoings committed by the U.S. government against us. While the media in New England present images of the "Pequot miracle" in Connecticut, the vast majority of Native people continue to live in the most abysmal poverty.

Can we give thanks for the fact that, on many reservations, unemployment rates surpass fifty percent? Our life expectancies are much lower, our infant mortality and teen suicide rates much higher, than those of white Americans. Racist stereotypes of Native people, such as those perpetuated by the Cleveland Indians, the Atlanta Braves, and countless local and national sports teams, persist. Every single one of the more than 350 treaties that Native nations signed has been broken by the U.S. government. The bipartisan budget cuts have severely reduced educational opportunities for Native youth and the development of new housing on reservations, and have caused cause deadly cutbacks in health-care and other necessary services.

Are we to give thanks for being treated as unwelcome in our own country?

Or perhaps we are expected to give thanks for the war that is being waged by the Mexican government against Indigenous peoples there, with the military aid of the U.S. in the form of helicopters and other equipment? When the descendants of the Aztec, Maya, and Inca flee to the U.S., the descendants of the wash-ashore pilgrims term them 'illegal aliens" and hunt them down.

We object to the "Pilgrim Progress" parade and to what goes on in Plymouth because they are making millions of tourist dollars every year from the false pilgrim mythology. That money is being made off the backs of our slaughtered indigenous ancestors.

Increasing numbers of people are seeking alternatives to such holidays as Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. They are coming to the conclusion that, if we are ever to achieve some sense of community, we must first face the truth about the history of this country and the toll that history has taken on the lives of millions of Indigenous, Black, Latino, Asian, and poor and working class white people.

The myth of Thanksgiving, served up with dollops of European superiority and manifest destiny, just does not work for many people in this country. As Malcolm X once said about the African-American experience in America, "We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us." Exactly.



[Mahtowin Munro (Lakota) and Moonanum James (Wampanoag)
are co-leaders of United American Indians of New England.]

The Myth of Thanksgiving

http://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2014/11/the-myth-of-thanksgiving.html

Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of many US Americans; unlike the rather boring or divisive holidays that honor Columbus, Presidents, Martin Luther King, Jr., Independence, veterans and war, the birth of a religion, and a new year, Thanksgiving is centered on sharing food with family and friends. Individuals and families travel long distances at great expense to be with one another. It might be surprising to learn that the cherished tradition of Thanksgiving is, in fact, the most nationalist of all holidays because it narrates the national origin myth. The traditional meal, as we know, consists of the foods cultivated by Indigenous farmers—corn, squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and turkey.

Nonviolent Action: Minimizing The Risk Of Violent Repression

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40334.htm

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take ‘to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights’ to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. He noted that these police tactics are commonly used by law enforcement agencies in big protests across the US. See ‘10 Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson’http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-quigley/ten-illegal-police-action_b_6171964.html
I would like to complement Professor Quigley’s fine article by identifying ways in which the risk of police or military personnel using illegal and violent tactics can be minimized and, in many cases, thwarted, wherever in the world the nonviolent action takes place.

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IRS Hunting People Who Sell Anything on EBay

EBAY
The following notice was sent out by EBay warning people that the IRS is matching records now between internet companies to make sure you pay taxes on selling any old stuff. EBay wrote:
We are writing today with an urgent message in regards to PayPal account(s) associated with your eBay account.
The IRS recently notified PayPal that the legal business name and/or Taxpayer Identification Number (also known as a TIN) on one or more PayPal account(s) associated with your eBay account does not match what the IRS has on record. If this discrepancy is not corrected, in order to comply with applicable regulations, PayPal will limit the affected PayPal account(s). If these PayPal account(s) are limited, you will not be able to receive payments to these PayPal account(s). 

PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THIS YOUNG BLACK MAN IS TELLING YOU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQgNrnWZVSI

Explain Ferguson? Sure.

http://www.dethguild.com/explain-ferguson-sure/

A torched city only looks like disproportionate retribution if you fail to understand the long train of abuses and usurpations which proceeded the flames.

Darren Wilson and the Reality of "Blue Privilege"

http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2014/11/darren-wilson-and-reality-of-blue.html

“Any time I’m involved in an officer-involved shooting, be it a fatal one or non-fatal, it is always during my initial investigation listed as an assault on law enforcement,” explained the St. Louis County Police Detective who inaugurated the investigation of the Michael Brown shooting. “Officer Wilson … was the victim of the assault we were investigating.”

Once it had been established that the living, armed individual was the “victim” and the dead, bullet-ridden body had belonged to the “assailant,” continued the detective in his September 3 grand jury testimony, “One of the sergeants with Ferguson [gave] me a brief walk-through to start my investigation so I [could] have a logical starting point from where I would start my video, photographs, and looking for evidence.”

NATO To Deploy Tanks In Eastern Europe Shortly After VP Of Europarliament Says Ukraine-Russia War Imminent

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-27/nato-deploy-tanks-eastern-europe-shortly-after-vp-europarliament-says-ukraine-russia

Just when global financial markets had shrugged off Ukraine as yet another 'storm in a teacup', it appears events are escalating rapidly once again. This morning saw European Parliament's Vice President Saryusz-Wolski warn "Russia's pressure on Ukraine is mounting high, further war imminent," to which Ukraine's President Poroshenko rapidly responded (via Twitter) rather ominously that a "third world war does not scare us," having noted earlier than Ukraine needs to achieve NATO membership. This then prompted NATO's top military commander to warn, he is "very concerned" that Russia's military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region; leaving the alliance confirming that NATO plans to deploy tanks in Eastern Europe.

Two journalists attacked in Ferguson riots, police refuse to help

http://endthelie.com/2014/11/26/two-journalists-attacked-ferguson-riots-police-refuse-help/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EndTheLie+%28End+the+Lie%29

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Manipulation Suit Filed in NYC Against Goldman – HSBC – BASF – Standard Bank

SDNY
Four firms have been named in a lawsuit that was filed in the most corrupt court in the nation – the Southern District of New York where judges are free to change the very words spoken in court. I have constantly warned not to file suits there – they seem to go nowhere and are routinely dismissed protecting the banks. Goldman Sachs and HSBC are among four platinum and palladium dealers to be sued in New York for allegedly fixing the price of the metals. The four companies are said to have rigged prices for eight years. BASF and Standard bank were also named in the lawsuit.
A Florida-based maker of jewelry and police badges filed the complaint in Manhattan federal court.The defendants stand accused of having conspired since 2007 to rig the twice-daily platinum and palladium fixings. It is alleged that the companies illegally shared customer data and then used that information to engage in front running. This is really standard in all markets and has been part of the business overall since the 1970s. Proving that in court is an entirely different story.
Of course, front running is a form of market manipulation in which traders profit by using information about their clients’ trading intentions. This does not create systemic manipulation as to setting in motion a given trend. It will tend to accelerate a trend, but not change the direction of the market as a whole.
For years, floor traders knew where the stops were above and below the current market price. They would then often gun for the stops and at times even track how a particular client places their orders and what their positions would be.
Last month , the London Metal Exchange said it will take charge of platinum and palladium price-fixing, and use a new electronic platform from the December 1st. The fixings were alleged to be deliberately set to kick-off stops. The lawsuit is relying of these findings and has argued their manipulations are fact and that these changes “have come too late”.
International regulators have tightened scrutiny of pricing benchmarks in recent years. However, the regulators are typically in bed with the banks in the USA. Hope of winning this suit in NYC is not very high. They should have filed in London. One has to wonder why US lawyers run to NYC when they should know they never win. It seems more like just ripping off clients for big fees for a job they know is impossible.

The RSS Feed May Have Been Hacked – Visit the Site For Now

Hacker
It is amazing that the RSS feed to this site has suddenly been changed and it now removes the name Armstrong Economics replacing it with Word Press. This is a clever trick that appears to have started on Sunday the 23rd one day after the Premier.  We suggest that people check the site directly for now. At the Premier there was an incident where someone yelled into the theater to get out trying to start a panic.
Clearly, these incidents are very curious and are in a long list of attempts to stop this film. The producers had their offices broken into and their camera stolen. They did not get the film since back-ups existed. The film site was hacked and shut down when it first appeared and someone when on Youtube posting comments nobody should bother to see this film that they removed from the trailers as spam
The efforts to stop this film seem to be endless. This is why I agreed to go with a European producer for I feared the film would be killed if it was American. This is the same reason Snowden had to go to the Guardian in London. The film is out in Europe. I suspect there will be some effort to stop it from appearing in America.
The truth is coming out and the more these people try to stop this film the more it proves that it is on point. We face a very serious road ahead. It has been my hope to explain the problems we face in an effort to inform people of the truth who will then put political pressure when it is most needed.
These people ONLY see their own self-interest. They are TOO involved to maintain the status quo at the cost of all our lives and those of our posterity. Banking and Investment Banks MUST be separated as it was after the Great Depression. Trading is instant money – lending long-term has risks. The repeal of Glass-Steagall was opening the gates to HELL. It has fundamentally changed the global financial system and has contributed to the economic decline by reducing lending to small business that has contributed to the rising unemployment.
The last G20 meeting shifted the burden of banks to the people away from Government without explaining to the public what those risks truly are. This was uncalled for. There is zero concern for society and the assumption merely remains that the power and status quo can be sustained by sheer force. Historically – that has NEVER worked even once.

The EU Commissioner

Juncker Jean-Claude
The EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced a €315 bn investment scheme is yet another attempt to try to kick-start the economy claiming this will create 1.3 million jobs. These schemes are hopeless because they keep hunting capital and raising taxes. Without confidence in the future, people will not invest or expand their business to offset the unemployment. This is not theory that is going to work – we need practical solutions that are proven to have worked in the past. The problem has been we keep using the same theories that are employed every time and have just never worked.
Juncker also faces a no-confidence vote as he plays down his role in overseeing Luxembourg’s highly controversial tax system. The tax administration does not have to report to the finance minister after several big international companies paid no tax. This has been a sore spot to say the least.
There is a rising third-party trend in politics that our computer has been warning comes in 2016. There is a new crop of politicians rising who will have the right ideas of changing the old and in with the new. There is hope we can see political change, but that will not come without economic pain.

Constancio Says ECB Will Buy Sovereign Debt Next Quarter

Constancio Vice President Vitor

Here begins the Bond Bubble. The ECB will buy sovereign debt itself. This really makes little sense insofar as economics. Just print the money and stop pretending they are running anything from a conservative perspective. This is like moving $20 from your left pocket to your right and then claiming you have $20 in assets in your right pocket (bond from the left) and the left has the $20. Hence you now doubled your money.

Protests Spread in Large US cities against Arbitrary Police

ferguson-Aug-2014 Militarization

In the US city of Ferguson many buildings and cars were destroyed in the face of violence. Currently there is the National Guard in the city. In seven US cities run demonstrations against the militarization of the police and arbitrary justice. Police simply always shoot to kill regardless of the crime. They fire whatever is in their clip. This is seriously unconstitutional and is inhuman to say the least.