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Wall Street Spends Record Sum in Midterm Election (Betting on Republican Puppets This Time)

aa-Republicrats - sheeple If you think anything is going to change for the better after Republicans take control of the Senate, you might have come down with a severe case of stupidity. Just like the Democrats before them, the new crop will answer to the same Wall Street masters. http://www.silverdoctors.com/wall-street-spends-record-sum-in-midterm-election-betting-on-republican-puppets-this-time/


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American Financial Markets Have No Relationship to Reality

aa-market manipulation - good one U.S. authorities use the Plunge Protection Team, the Exchange Stabilization Fund, currency swaps, Federal Reserve policy, and purchases of S&P futures to support an artificial exchange value of the dollar and to provide the liquidity needed to support stock and bond prices, with the latter so artificially high that savers receive negative real interest rates on their saving. The authorities have created a financial system totally out of sync with reality. When the authorities can no longer keep the house of cards standing, the collapse will be extreme. It is a testament to the complicity of economists, the incompetence of financial media, and the corruption of public authorities and private institutions that this house of cards was constructed. The executives of the handful of mega-banks that caused the problem are the people who are running the U.S. Treasury, the New York Fed, and the U.S. financial regulatory agencies. They are using their control over public policy to protect themselves and their institutions from their own reckless behavior. The price for this protection is being paid by the economy and ordinary Americans – and that price is rising. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/11/04/american-financial-markets-relationship-reality-paul-craig-roberts-dave-kranzler/


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Wall Street, Money and the Merchant Class

aa-banksters - w uncle sam on wall street Honest business disappears when the merchant class is forced out of the market place. Prices are fixed when monopolies are allowed to dominate an industry. Former owners, are now forced into working for a company where they were once the competitor. Consumers are subject to pay higher prices, bear non existent service and dumbed down support. All the while the Banks prosper, the Street gets its bonuses and the Government increases their taxes and expand their bureaucracy. False euphoria in retirement accounts can and have been shaken to the core. Your money is not real, but invariably will diminish in stable value in order to satisfy the debt that brought it into circulation. You have faced the prospects of business bankruptcy because of predatory pricing and oppressive business practices of corporate rivals. And Wall Street claims they are the Capitalists! http://batr.org/view_/080401.html


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Financial Regulators Bend Rules for Banksters

aa-banksters - w uncle sam on wall street The cozy relationship between financial institutions and their respective regulators has long been known. Concern from reformers and activists comes from all stripes of ideological perspectives. With the attention that Carmen Segarra, the whistleblower of Wall Street, has gained, the noise from the banking establishment pushes back. Here comes the expected spin from the Fed. http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/100814.html


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Counting Angels on the Head of a Pin While Main Street Flounders

aa-middle class - getting screwed good one Since Greenspan launched the cult of Keynesian central banking and the financialization of the American economy in the late 1980s, the balance sheet of the Fed has grown from $200 billion to $4.4 trillion—or by 22X. The S&P 500 is up 10X notwithstanding three thundering booms and busts in the interim. Along the way, the great financial markets of American capitalism have been destroyed as agents of productive capital formation, efficient resource allocation and honest price discovery. They have simply become a giant, central bank operated and funded casino where the 1% gamble with make-believe money. http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/todays-jobs-report-and-the-cult-of-central-banking-counting-angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin-while-main-street-flounders/


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Stocks Have Reached a Permanently High Plateau

aa-manipulation of markets A permanently high plateau of stock prices is a marvelous innovation: you can practically set your watch to the steady tick of new all-time highs, and all you need to plan your retirement or cash-out of your stock options is a ruler and a pencil–just extend the price line as far forward as you want, and calculate your wealth. The only downside of this permanently high plateau of stock prices is that it eliminates the need for the financial punditry and the workforce of money managers. With bearish influences and volatility both eradicated, there is nothing left to talk about except the upward slope of the permanent plateau. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-06/stocks-have-reached-permanently-high-plateau


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Have We Reached a Financial Singularity?

aa-manipulation of markets Encouraging and supporting asset bubbles is essentially the only force remaining to keep the system intact as we know it. The Singularity is based on the idea that machine intelligence will soon exceed human intelligence, and human history is unknowable beyond that point. This concept draws from a variety of sources, but for me the foundational idea comes from the physics of black holes, in which gravity concentrates the material of a collapsing star into a point of infinite gravitation, i.e. a singularity, that is surrounded by an event horizon that marks the line beyond which observers will inevitably be pulled to their destruction in the black hole. Observers cannot go back once they cross the event horizon, but they cannot see the inside of the black hole without going beyond the event horizon. Longtime correspondent B.C. recently proposed that the global stock markets have reached a Financial Singularity in which trading machines now control the markets. http://www.oftwominds.com/blogsept14/financial-singularity9-14.html


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The Implosion is Near: Signs of the Bubble’s Last Days

aa-manipulation of markets At the end of the day, the Fed and its fellow traveling central banks have systematically dismantled the natural stability mechanisms of financial markets. Accordingly, financial markets have now become dangerous casinos in which speculative bubbles are guaranteed to build to dangerous extremes as the central bank driven financial inflation gathers force. That’s where we are now. Again. http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/the-implosion-is-near-signs-of-the-bubbles-last-days/


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Does Wall Street Even Notice That the Emperor’s Not Wearing Any Clothes?

aa-manipulation of markets There are several aspects about working in today’s financial industry that are less than perfect, although gaining an insight into how many on Wall Street think and why they make the decisions that they do is certainly one of the positives. In fact what many on the outside often have a hard time understanding is that most on Wall Street are in reality somewhat oblivious to massive bubbles that the Federal Reserve has inflated, and that can make things confusing when you don’t factor it in properly. However whether they should understand what’s going on or not, once you can understand the mindset from which the average Wall Streeter is coming from, it can give you an incredible trading advantage that’s almost the equivalent of spotting your opponent’s “tell” at the poker table. http://www.silverdoctors.com/does-wall-street-even-notice-that-the-emperors-not-wearing-any-clothes/


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The Corruption of Wall Street

aa-cattle Technology has been pushed on the masses like a drug by the mega-corporation and mega-media dealers. Just walk down any city street and observe the technologically entranced zombies shuffling along the sidewalks staring blankly at a tiny screen, tapping away on an itsy bitsy keypad as if whatever they are conveying is of vital importance to the future of mankind. # Give me a break. God forbid if we had to go out in public without our iGadget attached to an appendage. We might actually have to use our brain to think. We might be able to look someone in the eye and smile. We might be able to say hello to a stranger. We might have to act like a human being. Being connected electronically 24 hours per day is not progress. The technology being peddled to the masses by mega-corporations is designed to keep people amused, apathetic, distracted and uninterested in thinking critically. Our society has devolved into a technologically narcissistic, ego driven, submissive, trivial culture, asphyxiating in a sea of irrelevance and driven by greed and need to fulfill our every desire, rather than a technologically proficient, selfless, humble, critical thinking, civil minded society of self-reliant human beings who take responsibility for their own lives and refuse to saddle future generations with the financial consequences of living beyond their means. Our willful ignorance, misuse of technology, and inability to control our impulses and desires will be the ruin of our perverted civilization. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/05/13/wall-street-has-always-been-corrupt-or-about-to-be-corrupted/


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Things That Make You Go Hmmm… Like Rigged Markets (All Of Them!)

aa-market manipulation - good one While Grant Williams can’t speak for anybody else, his nearly thirty years immersed in equity, bond, and commodity markets all around the world, have shown him enough to absolutely confirm in his own mind that the markets are rigged. Not just some of them. All of them. In different ways, to be sure, but they’re all rigged. Not only are they rigged, but they are rigged in ways that beggar belief; and in many places they are rigged by the very people who ought to be responsible for stopping any rigging. Whether Bill O’Brien likes it or not, Michael Lewis was speaking the truth when he said the market was rigged. He was talking about US equity markets, but rigging goes much, much deeper. Whether Bob Pisani, Stephanie Ruhle, or any of the other talking heads who form the informational front lines between the public and the markets care to admit it or not is immaterial; the markets are rigged. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-14/things-make-you-go-hmmm-rigged-markets-all-them


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The Natural Life-Cycle of a Collapsing System

aa-banksters - w uncle sam on wall street The SEC has been nothing but a lap-dog for Wall Street for years. Everybody who gives a rat’s a** about this issue already knows that. The current head of the SEC, Mary Jo White, was the chief legal defense bull-dog for Jamie Dimon and JP Morgan at Debevoise & Plimpton. Putting her in charge of the SEC is the equivalent of putting a serially convicted pedophile in charge of Kindercare. The truth is our system is rotten to the core and the marriage between Wall Street, corporate America and the Government is nothing more than the natural life-cycle of a collapsing system. The only lesson we’ve learned from history is that we don’t learn the lessons of history. http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-natural-life-cycle-of-a-collapsing-system/


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Have We Reached Peak Wall Street?

aa-American Dream - is over The U.S. dollar’s status as a reserve currency is a key component of U.S. global dominance. Were the dollar to be devalued by Fed/Wall Street policies to the point that it lost its reserve status, the damage to American influence and wealth would be irreversible. What if Wall Street is Recognized as a Strategic Threat to the Nation? As a result, I discern another possibility to the consensus view that the Fed/Wall Street will continue to issue credit and currency with abandon until the inevitable consequence occurs, i.e. the dollar is devalued and loses its reserve status. I propose an alternative narrative for consideration, in which the other power centers of the U.S. government (known as the Deep State) awaken from their ignorance of finance and awaken to the fact that Fed/Wall Street policies constitute a strategic threat to the dominance and prosperity of the U.S. nation-state. In this view, Wall Street’s power has peaked and is about to be challenged by forces that it has never faced before. Put another way, the power of Wall Street has reached a systemic extreme where a decline or reversal is inevitable. http://www.silverdoctors.com/have-we-reached-peak-wall-street/


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Who Gets Thrown Under the Bus in the Next Financial Crisis?

aa-bankster - jumped to death in 1930s Though everyone who is convinced the U.S. dollar will go to zero is confident that Wall Street will emerge victorious from the next financial crisis, I am convinced of the opposite: the Deep State will do whatever it takes to eliminate strategic threats to the integrity of the Deep State and the nation it depends on for its power and survival. In a financial crisis that threatens the dollar and the Deep State, the phantom claims of Wall Street’s financier skimmers, scammers and swindlers will be tossed under the bus with few qualms. The triage might even be performed with a certain relish. Put another way: we’ve reached Peak Wall Street and it’s all downhill from here. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-03/who-gets-thrown-under-bus-next-financial-crisis


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How Wall Street Won the War

aa-American Dream - is over The savings-and-loan scandal of the 1980s resulted in more than 1,000 indictments and jail sentences. This much greater scandal has led to only a handful of minor indictments, none for senior officials, and very few imprisonments. Executives at highly fraudulent banks haven’t even paid for their institutions’ misdeeds with their own money. They been allowed to keep their enormous bonuses and salaries, while shareholders – many of whom were deceived by the same institutions – bear the multibillion-dollar cost of others’ malfeasance. http://therebel.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=737369:how-wall-street-won-the-war&catid=312:presstv&Itemid=2504


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‘Assault on Wall Street’ Preaches Revolution

aa-movie - Assault on Wall Street Why haven’t the so-called socialists and progressives, the George Soros types in Hollywood, embraced this movie? Because it is truly revolutionary and subversive not the phony “change” they peddle. Socialism etc. has nothing to do with revolution. It is a ruse to expand government control over the individual. It is part of the left-right control dialectic. You can add Hollywood to the list of people screwing the ordinary man. The fear of a real Jim Baxford, a self-described “soldier of the people,” is turning America into a police state. http://henrymakow.com/2014/01/assault-on-wall-street.html


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‘Powerful Force’ Controls Financial Markets

aa-market manipulation - good one As an economist by education and trader by profession, I am used to traditional measures and algorithms to gauge markets. But like I said in my February and April articles, traders have become Pavlovian dogs – we have been neutered and are just trying to anticipate and interpret official moves. The only reason the globalists can get away with all this is because the population has become degenerate and morally bankrupt themselves. Only a self-absorbed populace can fall for the tenets of socialism – the concept that they can get something for nothing. http://henrymakow.com/2013/12/powerful-force-controls-financial-markets.html


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Manipulations Rule the Markets

aa-market manipulation Allegedly, the U.S. has free capital markets, and globalism is bringing free capital markets to the world. In actual fact, U.S. capital markets are so manipulated–and now by the authorities themselves–that manipulation cannot stop without a crash. What American “democratic capitalism” has brought to the world is manipulated financial markets and the absence of democracy. How long this game can play depends on the outside world. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/12/20/manipulations-rule-markets-paul-craig-roberts/


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The Money Changers Serenade: A New Plot Hatches

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, a protege of Treasury Secretaries Rubin and Summers, has received his reward for continuing the Rubin-Summers-Paulson policy of supporting the “banks too big to fail” at the expense of the economy and American people. For his service to the handful of gigantic banks, whose existence attests to the fact that the Anti-Trust Act is a dead-letter law, Geithner has been appointed president and managing director of the private equity firm, Warburg Pincus and is on his way to his fortune. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/11/29/money-changers-serenade-new-plot-hatches-paul-craig-roberts/


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Opposition Politics in the USA

The merger / takeover of OWS by Democratic establishment forces has effectively neutralised OWS as an insurgent force against the corporate establishment. Their energies have been diverted to defence of the Obama administration. The radical edge of their corporate regulation agenda has been totally declawed and basically forgotten. The Dem establishment is tied to medium doses of corporate establishment friendly – light regulation along with large doses of corporate welfare to help the medicine go down. This strategy is mirrored by the GOP establishment whose prescription is a slightly lighter dose of regulation but a comparable dose of corporate welfare and a possibly larger dose of military welfare. The OWS/Dems have favoured changing the tax burden more heavily against ‘the rich’ but do not support broadening the tax base. Exactly how much additional revenue this strategy can accrue is debatable considering the success of the rich in the past to evade more graduated taxes in the past. In practice this program must amount to higher taxation on the middle class. The Tea Party are essentially conservatives and middle class oriented groups who have been outside of the recent round of corporate welfare and social welfare expansion. They advocate smaller government but have for the most part exempted military spending from their retrenchment agenda. So their program falls most heavily on opposition to social safety net spending, especially new or additional social programs like Obamacare rather than long established programs. Their supporter base expanded following widespread opposition to the bank bailouts and the bipartisan support of Wall Street welfare by the GOP and Dem establishments. In effect they represent a slice of the traditional conservative voter base who were excluded from the corporate welfare explosion of the Bush / Obama era and who had little to gain from the Obama social welfare expansion. They do not accept the ‘tax the rich’ strategy of the Dems, mainly because they have heard it before and know it amounts to additional middle class taxation. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/10/charles-burris/what-a-laugh/


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The Other Planet

As we’re plodding through earnings season, we’re seeing a repeat of a show we’ve seen too many times. More companies are beating on the “earnings” report, but missing on the sales or “revenue” part of the equation. Well folks, as wildly interesting as “new accounting” has become, there comes a time when you just can’t cut, make up things, fire folks, dispense with costs, declare revolving costs as one time charges, etc. In simpler terms, there’s a time when all the magic accounting in the world doesn’t change the fact that you didn’t sell anything. http://www.theinternationalforecaster.com/International_Forecaster_Weekly/The_Other_Planet


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Wall Street’s Role in the Crisis in Cyprus

Recent events in Cyprus, the seizure of bank deposits to affect bailouts of large private banks and the implementation of capital controls to limit the rate at which remaining bank deposits can be moved out of the country, suggest the global banking crisis widely presented in the mainstream press as behind the West is still very much present. http://www.counterpunch.org/#.UVbdD9d0fNw.email


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The people of Europe should most certainly stop making deposits into the banks. …………………… JACK™S WAR https://www.createspace.com/3820778/

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Raging Gold Bull and Disputed Propaganda

The entire global financial structure is crumbling before our eyes. The gang of central bankers has applied their monetary policy for four and a half years since the implosion of Lehman, Fannie Mae, and AIG. The first is dead, while the second has transformed into a sanctioned subprime lender again, and the latter is a sinkhole. The deceptive messages are shrill, acute, and motivated from desperation. The West cannot solve its problems, hardly properly described as a financial crisis anymore, under the current framework bound to the fiat paper currencies. http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-raging-gold-bull-disputed-propaganda/


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It’s Always the Best Time to Buy

The negative equity position of millions of homeowners gets at the gist of the effort to re-inflate the housing bubble. By artificially pumping up home prices, the Wall Street titans and their co-conspirators at the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department are attempting to repair insolvent Wall Street bank balance sheets, lure unsuspecting dupes back into the housing market, reignite the economy through the old stand-by wealth effect, and of course enrich themselves and their crony capitalist friends. The artificial suppression of home inventory has been working wonders, as 2 million homeowners were freed from negative equity in 2012. If they can only lure enough suckers back into the pool, all will be well. Phoenix must have an inordinate number of chumps with home prices rising by 22.5% in 2012 as investors and flippers poured into the market with cheap debt and big dreams. Of course everything is relative, as prices are still down 44% from the peak and 40% of mortgages remain underwater. http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=49703


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The Big Dogs on Wall Street Are Starting to Get Very Nervous

Why are some of the biggest names in the corporate world unloading stock like there is no tomorrow, and why are some of the most prominent investors on Wall Street loudly warning about the possibility of a market crash? Should we be alarmed that the big dogs on Wall Street are starting to get very nervous? In a previous article, I got very excited about a report that indicated that corporate insiders were selling nine times more of their own shares than they were buying. Well, according to a brand new Bloomberg article, insider sales of stock have outnumbered insider purchases of stock by a ratio of twelve to one over the past three months. That is highly unusual. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-big-dogs-on-wall-street-are-starting-to-get-very-nervous


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What Do They Know That We Don’t?

Friday evening when no one was supposed to pay attention, Google announced that Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt would sell 3.2 million of his Google shares in 2013, 42% of the 7.6 million shares he owned at the end of last year—after having already sold 1.8 million shares in 2012. But why would he sell 5 million shares, about 53% of his holdings, with Google stock trading near its all-time high? Mr. Schmidt isn’t alone. Corporate insiders were “aggressively selling their shares,” reported Mark Hulbert. And they were doing so “at an alarming pace.” The buy sell-to-buy ratio had risen to 9.2-to-1; insiders had sold over 9 times as many shares as they’d bought. They’d been aggressive sellers for weeks. That they dumped shares in December, when the sell-to-buy ratio was 8.38-to-1, could have been the result of the fiscal-cliff theatrics, but the latest sell-to-buy ratio was even worse. Instantly, soothing voices were heard: “don’t be alarmed,” they said. But Mr. Schmidt and his colleagues at the top of corporate America, multi-billionaires many of them, are immensely well connected, not only to each other but also to the Fed, whose twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks they own and control. http://www.testosteronepit.com/home/2013/2/10/what-do-they-know-that-we-dont.html


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Cattle Drive

This cattle drive into stocks is strictly a political gambit. The cattle are being driven to the slaughterhouse. It’s discretionary strategic national financial suicide. They’re driving up the stock markets for cosmetic purposes, to make it appear that an economic recovery is going on, and with the aim of setting in motion a self-reinforcing financial feeding frenzy in this rush to “equities.” http://kunstler.com/blog/2013/02/cattle-drive.html


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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Uber-bullishness is the order of the day in the markets. Last week we noted that the DJIA has climbed to a new post-2007 high. And now, the “fear index” VIX is hitting lows. This implies that the market has become dangerously euphoric, and that risk is being improperly priced. The last time VIX fell to an all-time low and market-confidence hit an all-time high, it presaged a financial crisis. This time may not be so different. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-23/guest-post-what-could-possibly-go-wrong


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America Meet Your New Slumlord: Wall Street

Well they aren’t really your “new” slumlord in the sense you have been debt slaves to the financials system for decades. What I really mean is that it is now becoming overt and literal. Literal because financiers are now the main players in the real estate market and are buying all the homes ordinary citizens were kicked out of over the past few years. Yep, we bailed out the financial system so that financiers with access to cheap credit can buy up all of America’s real estate so that they can then rent it back to you later. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-09/guest-post-america-meet-your-new-slumlord-wall-street


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Revolution vs. ‘Turboparalysis’ — The Real New Normal

Why has a global calamity produced so little political change and, at the same time, so little rethinking? Part of the answer, I think, has to do with the collapse of the two-way transmission belt that linked the public to the political elite. But there is a deeper, structural reason for the persistence of turboparalysis. And that has to do with the power and wealth that incumbent elites accumulated during the decades of the global bubble economy. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-07/revolution-vs-turboparalysis-real-new-normal


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Secrets and Lies of the Bailout

The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104


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Wall Street’s Next Profit Scheme — Buying Up Every Piece of Your Home Town

Cities are defaulting from California to Alabama. They cannot reverse course and restore taxes on property owners without causing more mortgage defaults and abandonments. Something has to give – so cities are scaling back public spending, downsizing their school systems and police forces, and selling off their assets to pay bondholders. This has become the main cause of America’s rising unemployment, helping drive down consumer demand in a Keynesian nightmare. Less obvious are the devastating cuts occurring in health care, job training and other services, while tuition rates for public colleges and “participation fees” at high schools are soaring. School systems are crumbling like our roads as teachers are jettisoned on a scale not seen since the Great Depression. Yet Wall Street strategists view this state and local budget squeeze as a godsend. http://www.alternet.org/economy/wall-sts-next-profit-scheme-buying-every-piece-your-home-town


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Here Comes a New Wave of Market Manipulation

Bernanke is attempting to manipulate asset prices by trying to force capital into certain asset classes such as equities and housing to re-inflate both of these bubbles. Bernanke does NOT want people to save, and he does not want American’s to own precious metals, as evidenced by his response to Ron Paul last year in which he claimed gold is no longer money, even though the Central Banks are hoarding gold and silver in an environment where they are printing epic amounts of fiat currency. http://www.silverdoctors.com/here-comes-a-new-wave-of-market-manipulation/


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We Need a New Stock Market

Today’s market has as much in common with the market of the 1960s as a horse-drawn carriage has with a Formula 1 race car. Most of the trading on the market is done by computers that hold shares for perhaps 11 seconds before skimming a slice from investors who lack the high-speed data flows from the exchanges, warp-speed processing power and sophisticated algorithms. Can the current pseudo-market be restored to a true open market? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-we-need-new-stock-market


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Morgan Stanley Faces Imminent Failure and Ruin

Begin with a preface to any meaningful that could change the entire US landscape, a redux of what happened four years ago. Consider the next Wall Street financial firm failure. It is in progress. It is not avoidable. It will have numerous ramifications. It will open the door to account thefts, the burial of documents, the ransack of undesired leveraged positions, the concealment of wrecked derivatives, and a path toward the merger of surviving (selected core) firms. http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-morgan-stanley-faces-imminent-failure-ruin-may-see-1st-private-stock-account-thefts/#more-12746


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How Badly Does Wall Street Want A Romney Presidency?

Does Wall Street really want a Romney Presidency? Or could Wall Street not care less, because they know that both sides will gladly do their bidding? After all it’s not like Obama has tried to jail corrupt bankers — Corzine, who after raiding segregated accounts is surely up there with the most corrupt guys on Wall Street — has been bundling for Obama as recently as April. Ignore the chickenshit donations. If markets fall significantly between now and November — 1300, 1200, 1100, 1000 — the powers that be on Wall Street want a Romney presidency. After all, it’s not only possible but extremely easy to deliberately crash the market. No S&P crash? They’re happy to stick with Obama. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-how-badly-does-wall-street-want-romney-presidency?tw_p=twt


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A Common-Sense View of the Stock Market

Common sense leads us to the “obvious” conclusion that the U.S. stock market is a rigged skimming operation that is essentially a form of legalized, officially sanctioned fraud. Active traders and professional money managers already know how the U.S. stock market actually works, but Joe and Jane Citizen, whose pensions generally depend on the market in some way, typically do not. This entry is for them. Today’s financial markets are endlessly complex, and this complexity implicitly serves to mask the true nature of market operations. Most of this complexity can be boiled away with zero loss of understanding. Indeed, manipulating this complexity is what earns the big bucks on Wall Street, while boiling it away earns the big bucks for commentators and analysts. Thus complexity serves the financial industry extremely well. The first and most important thing to understand about the U.S. stock market is how few humans are actually involved in the decision to buy or sell large blocks of shares. Machines do most of the trading. High-frequency trading (HFT) computers buy and sell millions of shares in milliseconds. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-common-sense-view-stock-market


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Financial Algorithmic Trading

Once all the rage was arbitrage trading. High frequency trading then became the catchphrase. Now the latest scheme to insert financial nanotech – rage against the machine – practices called algorithmic trading created an automated loss of historic proportions. The Knight Capital calamity gave rise to rogue mathematics gone amuck. What a surprise! Removing buy or sell decisions from human hands is the quickest way to destroy a company that took years to build. http://www.batr.org/negotium/080812.html


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The Five Stooges of Cleveland

Brecksville Bridge

The International Workers’ Disco Party known as May Day came early to Cleveland this year, but instead of starting with a bang, it began with a profoundly dumb silence on the evening of April 30. That’s when five bumbling young males were allegedly unable to detonate eight pounds of the plastic explosive C4 they’d attached to a bridge south of the perennially maligned Rust Belt metropolis. Although the press has mostly taken to describing them as anarchists, these comically inept five lions were also intimately involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement, which had taken a hiatus over the winter months because it was too frickin’ cold to topple the oligarchy. http://takimag.com/article/the_five_stooges_of_cleveland_jim_goad/print#axzz1uUbG6UuA


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Raymond

Another good reason to disband the FIB, excuse me, the FBI, and all other worthless and parasitic Soviet-like security organs in this country. They have so little to do they create phony "terror" plots like this to make work for themselves. Frankly, I wouldn't hire twits like these FBI agents to be shopping mall rent-a-cops.

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‘The Fed Owns the Stock Market’

Jim Grant fully expects more easing by the Fed and its friends as he awaits their response to this latest stumble in the markets but what is most evident to him is that “The Fed owns the stock market” since they have financially repressed all investors into risky assets they now have been forced to have a moral responsibility to keep us safe in those assets – incredibly! The Fed is more likely than not to intervene with still more money-printing in any effort to keep this bubble afloat. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/jim-grant-fed-owns-stock-market


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Why the Market is Slowly Dying

Three years ago, when virtually nobody had yet heard of High Frequency Trading, Zero Hedge wrote “The Incredibly Shrinking Market Liquidity, Or The Upcoming Black Swan Of Black Swans” in which we asked “what happens in a world where the very core of the capital markets system is gradually deleveraging to a point where maintaining a liquid and orderly market becomes impossible: large swings on low volume, massive bid-offer spreads, huge trading costs, inability to clear and numerous failed trades?” http://www.infowars.com/why-the-market-is-slowly-dying/


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Both the Market and Government are Irrational

The “rational market” loves deception as long as it provides an excuse for equities to rise. The Federal Reserve’s focus on “core inflation,” which does not include rising food and energy prices, allows Federal Reserve officials to maintain that the inflation rate remains below target. By pretending that there is no inflation, the Federal Reserve continues to support banks with near zero interest rates while depriving savers and retirees of interest income. With no income from savings, people are forced to consume their capital. Thus, the Federal Reserve’s policy makes bankers richer and the country poorer. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/03/14/both-the-market-and-government-are-irrational/


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What Happens When Phantom Profits Vanish?

One of the dirty little secrets of the stock market rally is that the rising corporate profits that powered it are largely phantom profits. Why are they phantom? Because they are artifacts of currency devaluation, not an increase in efficiency or production of goods and services. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-what-happens-when-phantom-profits-vanish


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Wall Street’s Secret Spy Center, Run For the 1% by the NYPD

On September 25, 2011, just eight days after the Occupy Wall Street protests began in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, the much acclaimed CBS News program, 60 Minutes, aired a fawning look at the thousands of surveillance cameras affixed to buildings and lampposts throughout New York City. The cameras feed live images of people going about their everyday lives to a $150 million computer center equipped with artificial intelligence to integrate and analyze the daily habits of what are, for the most part, law-abiding Americans. The thrust of the 60 Minutes program was the fine job of counter terrorism being done by the NYPD and its Commissioner, Raymond Kelly. It was a triumph in public relations for a police department about to go on an assault spree – pepper spraying and punching peaceful protestors; kicking, ramming and arresting journalists attempting to cover the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. On air, the reporter, Scott Pelley, said the surveillance center was “housed in a secret location,” as one would expect of a real counter terrorism program — as opposed to a program to simply quash dissent. Mr. Pelley also said the program was run by the NYPD. As it turns out, neither of those assertions were accurate. The New York Times, the worldwide news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), Wired Magazine, the New York City Council had all previously reported the location of the supposedly super secret counter terrorism center on their public web sites: 55 Broadway in the bowels of the financial district. What was a secret about the operation, and not reported by 60 Minutes to its viewers, despite being well aware of the facts, is that the center is jointly staffed and operated by the NYPD along with the largest Wall Street firms – the same firms under investigation in 50 states for mortgage and foreclosure fraud and widely credited with causing the Nation’s economic collapse. The Wall Street firms that were involuntarily bailed out by the 99% are now policing the 99%. http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/06/wall-streets-secret-spy-center-run-for-the-1-by-nypd/


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Nationalist Libertarian

Whoever has the power to create and distribute the new money supply is the sovereign. They make the rules; they dictate. All other institutions and individuals are under their authority, or threat (including the national government). The civil war was about whether the New York bankers would regain the power to create the money supply or not. It was about whether the People would control the country or the Bankers, and the Bankers won. ……………………………………………………………………… No private institution should have the right to create and distribute the money supply. Wall Street is a manifestation of this power and would not exist in anything like its present form without it. The issue for the Occupy Movement was obvious.

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You Can’t Fool Mother Nature For Long: Financial Markets

Americans have no real experience of free, transparent financial markets or of rigorously transparent accounting by their Central State, the Federal Reserve, public corporations or the financial sector. They have been presented facsimiles of accurate statistics and accounting, and simulacra of transparent markets. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-you-cant-fool-mother-nature-long-financial-markets


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$135 Billion Redeemed From U.S. Equity Mutual Funds in 2011, 34 of 35 Consecutive Weekly Outflows

In further detail, investors withdrew funds for 34 of 35 consecutive weeks, have withdrawn $19 billion in the past month alone, and their flows show no indication of any sort of market correlation any longer, indicating that no matter how high the “powers that be” push stocks, retail no longer cares, and will not chase “performance” especially when said performance is 100% fraud and manipulation. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/135-billion-redeemed-us-equity-mutual-funds-2011-34-35-consecutive-weekly-outflows


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Occupy Extreme and Establishment Moderate

So much written about the Occupy Wall Street is pure BS. If this street theater was a spontaneous and independent movement, where is the outrage towards the high priest of monetary manipulation, George Soros? http://www.infowars.com/occupy-extreme-and-establishment-moderate/


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Classic "hammer and anvil" technique by the elites aka soros to contol the coming chaos from the fall out of the world western economy creating a protest movement with their in-planted people inside ready to control a new world order from the bottom. Absolutely brilliant. But try and explain this to people, pro OWS, in other web sites and youTube and they refuse to see the truth!

TheSouthernNationalist

Quote: If this street theater was a spontaneous and independent movement, where is the outrage towards the high priest of monetary manipulation, George Soros? / quote. Hell, I thought he was the one bank rolling this thing.

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From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American Domestic Security

In October, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department turned parts of the campus of the University of California in Berkeley into an urban battlefield. The occasion was Urban Shield 2011, an annual SWAT team exposition organized to promote “mutual response,” collaboration and competition between heavily militarized police strike forces representing law enforcement departments across the United States and foreign nations. At the time, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department was preparing for an imminent confrontation with the nascent “Occupy” movement that had set up camp in downtown Oakland, and would demonstrate the brunt of its repressive capacity against the demonstrators a month later when it attacked the encampment with teargas and rubber bullet rounds, leaving an Iraq war veteran in critical condition and dozens injured. According to Police Magazine, a law enforcement trade publication, “Law enforcement agencies responding to…Occupy protesters in northern California credit Urban Shield for their effective teamwork.” Training alongside the American police departments at Urban Shield was theYamam, an Israeli Border Police unit that claims to specialize in “counter-terror” operations but is better known for its extra-judicial assassinations of Palestinian militant leaders and long record of repression and abuses in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2011/12/from-occupation-to-occupy.html


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yancey ames

Luke is only too correct. The new law making the US a "war zone" is the declaration that the gulags are just around the corner. Americans are about to get the shock of their lives - and the message will not come from Patrick Buchanan, Luke or me. They will get the message at the point of the commissars gun. Even then, I doubt they will understand who is behind it.

Luke

To repeat something that I've been saying for well over 10 years, what I see unfolding here in North America - is a full scale effort by a very dangerous 5th column of mostly jewish neo-con Trotskyite Communists to resurrect the former USSR right here on American soil. These jewish neo-cons have either recruited or have blackmailed a substantial number, if not a clear majority, of the sleazy non-jewish white gentile, treasonous, greasy cockroaches who comprise our US Congress to go along with their lust to recreate the second USSR and to impose a totalitarian Police State upon the White European people here in America. Clear and indisputable evidence that supports this analysis appears with the dawn of each new day. Wake up, White man. This enemy is not about to surrender their ill-gotten theft of our nation voluntarily. Neither are they going to suddenly abandon their lust to shred what little is left of our precious and sacred US Constitution and Bill of Rights. My advice: Arm yourself and prepare for 1776 The Sequel. And, remember - the evil British tyrants who were trying to oppress our ancestors had the luxury of sitting on their fat butts over in London, with a great big Atlantic Ocean between them and the revolutionaries. This time around, there isn't any ocean between the people and the tyrants. Not unless these rat turds start departing in a real big hurry on cruise ships or on airplanes. So. What kind of odds are we looking at? 300 or so million vs about 2,000 tyrants? Why, if I were in that 2,000 camp, I do believe that I'd be experiencing some pretty intense gastro-intestinal distress.

LabMan

Thamas Wright,of the Philadelphia police department was certainly impressed with the training offered by the ADL,imagine,a "human rights" group training American police officers!

Reinhardt

I agree that "some" Americans are starting to wake up, but I remain convinced that the majority will not. For that to happen, two things will have to happen. One, greater numbers of Americans will need to die in war for israel. Two, large numbers of Americans will need to be made homeless, with large numbers of children to die from starvation, while aid continues to flow to israel in unlimited amounts. Until those things happen, it will be business as usual for the scum that run this country! When the time comes, it will be organized groups of veterans leading the revolt against our current dictatorial police state (ZOG)!

JamesL

The police reaction to OWS doesnt show power. It shows our government is scared. They know many Americans have had enough. Regardless what one may think of OWS it is a sign of things to come. People are starting to wake up. Their anger may be misdirected, but it is a start. The powers that be know their days are numbered. Thats why the react so aggressively. Its not strength, it is fear.

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Neo-Cons Preoccupied With Islamic Conspiracy Theories

A new formulation has been creeping into the invective. Because the attacks were on Wall Street, the movement was initially framed by some critics as anti-Semitic because of the large number of Jews who work in the financial services industry. Beck sees something even more insidious: Islamic radicalism that is aiming to overthrow the government of the United States. In his odd mixture of ostentatious religiosity and gutter politics, he describes how God speaks to us, noting, however, that the God who advises going around blowing things up is likely the “God of the Arab Spring.” In other words, for some so-called conservative commentators, an essential element that can be used to marginalize the protest movement is to label it Islamic. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2011/11/30/neocons-preoccupied-with-islamic-conspiracy-theories/


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Wall Street Is Already Occupied

The financial industry has strayed far from being an intermediary between companies that want to raise capital so they can sell people things they want. Instead, it is a machine to enrich itself, fleecing customers and exacerbating inequality. When it goes off the rails, it impoverishes the rest of us. When the crises come, as they inevitably do, banks hold the economy hostage, warning that they will shoot us in the head if we don’t bail them out. http://www.propublica.org/thetrade/item/on-wall-street-some-insiders-express-quiet-outrage


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Conservatives Side With Pepper-Spraying Thugs

If you want to know which of your friends or neighbors believe in a free and humane society and which ones believe in a police state, show them the now-gone-viral video of a riot-gear-clad University of California-Davis police officer dousing a peaceful group of Occupy protesters with pepper spray as they sat, arms linked, in the campus quad. Most of us react in horror at what we saw, and at the absurdly dishonest explanations from the campus police chief. But some people think the protesters got what they deserved and even called for heavier-handed tactics. Police officials – and these days, campus security guards have gained the power of full-fledged police officers, complete with those massive pensions and all the usual protections from accountability – claimed that the officer felt that his life was in danger when they he methodically walked down the line of protesters and assaulted them with the spray. “If you look at the video you are going to see that there were 200 people in that quad,” said Chief Annette Spicuzza, who was placed on leave (i.e., additional paid vacation) Monday after a backlash against the brutality. “Hindsight is 20-20 and based on the situation we were sitting in, ultimately that was the decision that was made.” That’s what police always say no matter the situation. But in this age of video, we can see for ourselves that the officers were in no danger. Multiple officers effortlessly moved in and around the protesters. The burly officer who sprayed the kids strutted slowly in front of them in a way that belies any sort of danger, real or perceived. http://lewrockwell.com/greenhut/greenhut67.1.html


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Quartermain

Ramzpaul weighs in on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lnq__DiL8c&feature=feedu

LabMan

And what will the protestors do who will be paying $9.00 for a loaf of bread,$12.50 for a gallon of gas,had their homes,savings,and pensions stolen from them,unemployment benefits gone long ago,their beautiful White children assualted and murderd on U.S. streets,will they line up like these lemmings did and take no action in their own defense?,truly the government indoctrination centers that are our educational outlets are getting worse because they are mostly feminized now,and preach no bullying,and zero tolerance for all that little boys used to engage in,the churches have always taught the"turn the other cheek" method if assualted,and many schools and the media are injecting those same thoughts into our minds,how about when American men and women have lost every thing,and are told to get onto those FEMA trains by SWAT team members,or "rebel soldiers" from Somalia?,will they be asking about the health of the captors families,as they are told of new water boarding facilities that they are headed for?,maybe the spraying was just a false flag,dress rehearsal using orange aide spray,with willing victims,to show us what is coming.

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OWS Meets Police State – The Revolution Has Begun

The global elite see themselves as the deciders and a militarized fascist police force protecting their interests but never underestimate the power of the people, armed with the truth, demanding the change that was never delivered and willing to shut down the machinery of government in the process. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/11/21/ows-meets-police-state-the-revolution-has-begun/


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Tested on Palestinians, Perfected on #OWS Protesters: Introducing the LRAD Sound Cannon

Yesterday, the New York Police Department deployed a strange new weapon against the tens of thousands of demonstrators who converged downtown for the largest protest in Occupy Wall Street’s two month history: the LRAD sound cannon. NYPD officers reportedly blasted Occupy protesters with rays from the LRAD cannon while they sang the American national anthem near Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, establishing an atmosphere of fear and intimidation that lasted throughout the evening.
Designed and manufactured by the San Diego-based LRAD Corporation, which was formerly known as the American Technology Corporation, the Long Range Acoustic Device sound weapon is the latest innovation in crowd suppression technology. http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/tested-on-palestinians-perfected-on-ows.html


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Homeland Security Coordinated 18-City Police Crackdown on Occupy Protest

Remember when people were freaking out over the Patriot Act and Homeland Security and all this other conveniently ready-to-go post-9/11 police state stuff, because it would obviously be just a matter of time before the whole apparatus was turned against non-Muslim Americans when they started getting complaining about the social injustice and economic injustice and income inequality and endless recession and permanent unemployment? That day is now, and has been for some time. But it’s also now confirmedthat it’s now, as some Justice Department official screwed up and admitted that the Department of Homeland Security coordinated the riot-cop raids on a dozen major #Occupy Wall Street demonstration camps nationwide yesterday and today. http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-coordinated-18-city-police-crackdown-on-occupy-protest/


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‘Occupy Boston’ Occupies Israeli Consulate

A contingent from the Occupy Boston protesters marched late Friday to the building that houses the Israeli consulate in Boston and briefly occupied the building’s lobby where they held a sit-in. http://edition.presstv.ir/detail/208548.html


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Scott Olsen Was Shot in the Head Intentionally From Less Than 10 Feet by the Same Officer Who Threw the Flash Grenade

Scott Olsen after he was shot

Karl Denninger argues that the police intended to hit Olsen in the head: One ex-Marine — a combat veteran — took a rubber round in the head. He is in critical condition and may die. That was not a mistake; that was aimed fire and an intentional assassination. Sorry folks, that’s facts – from 50′ you don’t “miss” and hit someone in the head with these things if you’re shooting for the legs or other non-vital parts. He was shot in the head by someone who aimed for the head. Those projectiles arenot “non-lethal” and the bomb thrown by a cop at the people trying to come to his assistance after he fell wasn’t tossed accidentally either. http://dailybail.com/home/occupy-oakland-scott-olsen-was-shot-in-the-head-intentionall.html


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LabMan

News stories now out that claim 4 planes detained passengers for as long as 7 hrs.,this happening at Bradley field in Hartford Ct.,a well known tactic to break the spirit of American citizens,is to subject them to inhumane conditions,and by the way,the mayor of Hartford told the dehumanized passengers,many of whom were children,"to keep the experience in perspective"!

LabMan

Are the brain dead sheeple population in this country ever going to get the message that we live in a ever emerging police state,no speaking out,or demonstrating against what the elite want to shove down our throats,we also have those fancy little microwave devises designed to break the eardrums of anyone that they are pointed at,and drone warfare comes to Texas,the airline,Jet Blue recently held an airplane full of people as hostages with no food and water,took away all of their civil rights,children included,for"8" hours during a weather delay in the Northeast,the airlines promised that the incarcerations would not last longer than "3" hours ever again!,30 minutes should not be tolerated,and the rest room facilities were not working on this eight hour ordeal,the captain of this flight finally called the tower to request a tug be attatched to the plane so it could be towed back to the terminal,wonder if the TSA was waiting to rescreen the released inmates?,in the 1970's,the captain of that flight would have powered the plane back to the terminal to give relief and comfort to the paying customers,just a small look at how life in Amerika is today,to tie in with above story about Scott Olson.

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Do Zionists Control Wall Street? The Shocking Facts!

This video lays out the facts of the Zionist control of Wall Street and International finance like nothing else. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUY7o7pX6vk


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The George Soros Connection to ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Until now, I have held back on making the accusation that some others have that George Soros has been a major influence on Occupy Wall Street, but when something becomes obvious, it’s time to state it. It is well known that Occupy Wall Street was launched by the curious group, Adbusters. There is a possible tie between Adbusters and Soros. http://lewrockwell.com/wenzel/wenzel138.html


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LabMan

Comments made here at an earlier date told of a story in The Nationalist Times,September issue,"The Puppet Master",a hard look at George Soros,and how he operates,folks,do not throw that September issue out,in the days to come,I believe we will keep going back to it.

Luke

Is there a spare predator drone flying around anywhere that could be assigned to this target?

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Banker Explained ‘Occupy America’ Scam

We are in the final stages of a long-term conspiracy by Cabalist Jewish bankers and their Masonic lackeys to erect a world police state, and to control us by mind control or force. This has been achieved by a contrived “dialectical process” best exemplified by World War Two and the Cold War. “Occupy Wall Street” is but the latest instance of this inexorable march to enslavement. Mass protests would be real if they demanded 1. Nationalizing the Fed, creation of debt-free currency and disowning that portion of the national debt created by book entry. 2. Independent investigation of 9-11 and prosecution of those responsible for the attack and the cover-up. 3. All national political campaigns be publicly funded. For the price of one battle cruiser, we could have real democracy. 4. Media monopolies be broken up. As is, popular resistance is a banker Punch and Judy Puppet Show. http://www.henrymakow.com/geneva_versus_peace.html


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The Big Wall Street Banks Are Already Trying to Buy the 2012 Election

We are never going to restore legitimacy to our political system until we get the money out of politics. Typically, in federal elections the candidate that raises the most money wins about 90 percent of the time. In 2008, Barack Obama raised almost twice as much money as John McCain did. 3 of the top 7 donors to Obama’s campaign were big Wall Street banks (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup). Now Wall Street is doing it again. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-big-wall-street-banks-are-already-trying-to-buy-the-2012-election


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Jews and the Occupy Wall Street Protests: Bill Handel Says ‘My Tribe Controls Wall Street’

What we won’t find among the Jewish protesters is any allusion to Jewish involvement on Wall St. Last Thursday I was driving to work listening to Bill Handel, a Jewish LA-area talk show host discussing the protests. He said he was not angry with Wall St.—”It’s my tribe that controls Wall St. Why would I be upset?” (available here beginning around 24:40 followed by nervous laughter from his co-host). Call the ADL! Notify the SPLC! But of course, since Handel is a Jew, it’s okay for him to say it; there will be no campaigns to get him off the air, although we shouldn’t expect to see his comments picked up by the national media. On some topics, silence is golden. http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2011/10/jews-and-the-occupy-wall-st-protests/


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Occupy Wall Street and ‘The American Autumn’ — Is It a ‘Colored Revolution’?

Historically, progressive social movements have been infiltrated, their leaders co-opted and manipulated, through the corporate funding of non-governmental organizations, trade unions and political parties. The ultimate purpose of “funding dissent” is to prevent the protest movement from challenging the legitimacy of the economic elites. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=o8b4necab&v=0010ZqHgiR1O6CNEWADhSQBOWppZqMNnioAt_4BfEfScrP1b-pQ8f9twWhauW_3xor3fepc4s7Nq3Ea_Qhc55_dkd_t8t7AV_F_5oTYiNREI0U%3D


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Forever 1969

For every adolescent it is forever 1969. It doesn’t really matter whether this [Occupy Wall Street] movement is backed by George Soros or George Bush (Sr.)—both are more akin in their philosophies to one another than with any of the “movementeers.” Someone is bankrolling these bums, but entirely in the service of an ostentatious obfuscation. There is an old true story told about financier Jay Gould. When asked what he would do if there were ever a threat of a genuine revolution in America he answered, “I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.” This is not a facetious statement. He was deadly serious because this tactic always works. It has been refined since then to encourage letting off steam rather than letting off gunpowder, yet it is generally the same. Whatever background money is being spent to organize this motley group of pretend patriots, you can be sure it is not intended to change anything. http://takimag.com/article/forever_1969/print#axzz1asZibqrU


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David K. Meller

These people are funding, organizing, and promoting a worldwide street action on their own? Look and listen to them! At least 60% of the lot are unemployed for reasons having nothing to do with bad times for the rest of us. Ask yourself would you allow many of them to wait on you in your favorite diner or restaurant? Would you enter a cab if you saw one of them as your driver? Here's a scary thought--You were admitted to the ER, and a nurse (?) comes in to talk care of you who looks like one of the clowns at OWS. If the criminal banksters/corporate CEOs/lawyers are the uppermost 1% these commie cretins are supposedly opposing, they have to be the bottom 1% or so! ANU subscribers--present and future--may be the remaining 98%. I can hope, can't I? PEACE AND FREEDOM--David K.Meller

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Protests Spread as Thousands Gather in Europe, Asia

Protests against widening income disparity took place across western Europe and Asia today as the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the globe, with about 1,000 converging in London and 5,000 in Frankfurt. http://www.readersupportednews.org/news-section2/316-20/7897-protests-spread-as-thousands-gather-in-europe-asia


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Occupy Wall Street is Just Another Vehicle For Misandry

There are many more examples of female entitlement such as women complaining that a degree in fine arts doesn’t guarantee a job, women who talk as if they randomly ended up in prison, etc. Some of you may be thinking that this is not representative of Occupy Wall Street because it’s easy to cherry pick a few blog entries. The misandry in Occupy Wall Street goes much deeper than this. Their demands include a “gender equal rights amendment”, and how they are organized is explicitly anti-male. http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/10/11/occupy-wall-street-is-just-another-vehicle-for-misandry/


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LabMan

Countless cases of women being drawn into the feminist trap,cutting loose their terrible White males,"who imagined,invented,devised,and constructed" every comfort the female enjoys today,she then goes on to flounder on her own until she realizes that she can't make it,and it's time to lay the trap for another one,much of it scripted from daytime soap operas,but she "could" become one of the famous female judges that she watches during the day if only the family division would raise the child support payments from her ex-husband!

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Incredible Speech By Wall Street Protester ‘End The Fed’

This young man knows what he’s talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFz1VVXsWRU&feature=player_embedded


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Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Assignment Editor

The Occupy Wall Street protest has been growing in numbers, respectability, and media attention for several weeks now. Despite that, The New York Times‘ financial columnist who specializes in Wall Street coverage, Andrew Ross Sorkin, has neither visited the protests nor written about them — until today. In a column invoking the now-familiar journalistic tone of a zoologist examining a bizarre new species of animal discovered in the wild, Sorkin explains what prompted him to finally pay attention (via Michael Whitney): I had gone down to Zuccotti Park to see the activist movement firsthand after getting a call from the chief executive of a major bank last week, before nearly 700 people were arrested over the weekend during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge. “Is this Occupy Wall Street thing a big deal?” the C.E.O. asked me. I didn’t have an answer. “We’re trying to figure out how much we should be worried about all of this,” he continued, clearly concerned. “Is this going to turn into a personal safety problem?” How interesting that when a CEO “of a major bank” wants to know how threatening these protests are, he doesn’t seek out corporate advisers or dispatch the bank’s investigators, but instead gets the NYT‘s notoriously banker-friendly Wall Street reporter on the phone and assigns him to report back. http://politics.salon.com/2011/10/04/andrew_ross_sorkins_assignment_editor/singleton/


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99% Wrong

Just as I believe that most people who attended Tea Party rallies were sincere, I’m willing to cut the same slack to these corporation-hating hipster doofuses who clogged the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday. They’re frustrated and feel that the powerful don’t listen to them. Good for them. But despite their sincerity, they may become the unwitting tools of those who love the idea of world government more than they claim to hate the idea of American capitalism. And no corporation on Earth could ever truly imperil the well-being of “the people”—all 99 plus 1 percent of them—more than a one-world government. http://takimag.com/article/99_wrong/print#axzz1ZfVEEY63


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Jon Stewart Spoofs Anthony Bologna, Pepper-Spraying Wall Street Cop

Jon Stewart took a break from his “Indecision 2012″ coverage Thursday night to focus on a local problem currently grabbing the nation’s attention: the ongoing NYC protest known as Occupy Wall Street. But it wasn’t the spirit of the young people organizing for democracy or even Michael Moore’s drop-in that caught Stewart’s attention the most. Instead it was the actions of one pepper-spray happy NYPD cop, Anthony Bologna (or, to Stewart, “Tony Baloney”). http://12160.info/page/jon-stewart-spoofs-anthony-bologna-pepper-spraying-wall-street-co


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LabMan

White guilt and self loathing Luke,originated at the Frankfurt school,and beaten into our minds by the educational system,and the Zionist controlled media.

Luke

Yes, Scott Banks. Stewart is not only a nauseating, arrogant, cocky, smart-alec, obnoxious liberal - he is also jewish. In fact, I remember reading an article several months ago - whereby he was wisecracking and making derogatory jokes and comments on his show and he was mocking and gloating over some recently published piece of news about the drop in white babies being born, and he was heaping his disgusting flavor of smirking, sarcastic scorn and dark humor over - in his jewish view - how that could be seen as anything but fantastic news. This rat turd is all for White genocide and he loves to gloat and spew his jewish venom on White males in particular. I believe it was on that same show where he made some typically crass and very jewish crack about there being a shortage of fertile white male penises, or something along those lines. But, here is the really disgusting conclusion to that story: In the article I read, which was from one of the pro-white websites - the writer pointed out that Stewart's TV audience was jam packed with mostly White males, and those White males were laughing hysterically and really hooping it up, applauding Stewart the jew as he stood up on stage and spewed his jewish hatred for the race they belonged to. Is that not a clear indication of just how pathetic the average White male on the street has become - they cheer and laugh when they are being insulted? What happened to your pride, White man? What happened to your dignity, White man? What happened to your honor and self respect, White man? Have you learned to enjoy being kicked and spat upon, White man? No wonder your women are dropping their panties and hopping into bed with black men, White man.

Bobzilla

@Scott Banks... I didn't know that about John Stewarts brother. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the information.

Scott Banks

An FYI for those who don't know. Jon Stewart is not Scottish. His real name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. His older bother is Larry Leibowitz is Chief Operating Officer of the New York Stock Exchange.

Conrad

I don't have much use for that little Commie, Jon Stewart but this piece is funny.

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Congress Giving Millions of Foreclosed Homes to Wall Street Slumlords

Great news, everybody: After deliberately failing to help millions of American families stuck in vulture mortgages, the U.S. government is now giving those foreclosed homes to Wall Street for pennies on the dollar so that Wall Street can then rent the now-vacant foreclosures back to the same people pushed out during the Wall Street-caused housing bubble collapse. Wall Street stands to make an immense profit by becoming, overnight, the “largest improved real-estate owners in the world.” Who says capitalism doesn’t work, with a little help from the government by taking away the property of the working class and giving it to billionaires who pay no taxes? Who says that? http://wonkette.com/451867/congress-giving-millions-of-foreclosed-homes-to-wall-street-slumlords


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Real People Say “Screw You” to the Markets

Don’t even try to “invest” in this market folks, and if you decide to trade, realize that you’re playing in a rigged casino and the entire force of the government is not only behind rigging the casino but explicitly endorses and permits the rigging to go on and continue, despite being fully-aware of it. Remember, “Wall Street is Main Street” to them – and if that means your retirement and investments get destroyed that’s just fine provided that big buildings in downtown Manhatten continue to be infested by the thieves guild that pumps tithes into campaign coffers. Oh, if you think that liquidity was bad, you should have seen it on the release of the speech. There were double-digit bid and offers up and down the stack, and the collapse of about 1% you saw was a direct consequence of an illiquid market. So was the subsequent ramp job, roughly 2% in minutes. This chainsaw is more than happy to cut your arms and legs off with both sides of the bar. Make sure you thank Congress and our wonderful “President”, all of whom are far more interested in making sure that the banksters simply rob you blind than anything else when it comes to the economy. http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=193037


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Group Wants to Occupy Wall Street on September 17th

The antiglobalization movement was the first step on the road. Back then our model was to attack the system like a pack of wolves. There was an alpha male, a wolf who led the pack, and those who followed behind. Now the model has evolved. Today we are one big swarm of people. http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/occupywallstreet


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Crisis and Collapse Unfortunate But Inevitable

As we have said for many years crime on Wall Street, in banking and in corporate America pays. One just neither admits or denies and lets the corporate shareholders pay the fines. These are today’s untouchable, who steal billions and get away with it. Financial institutions are too big to fail, as are their key employees. http://www.infowars.com/crisis-and-collapse-unfortunate-but-inevitable/


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Geithner is Hounded Through the Halls of Congress: ‘Do You Work For Wall Street or the American People’

This is classic stuff as Mike attempts to follow Turbo through the lower chambers asking questions about AIG payouts at par. Tim hears every word but won’t acknowledge Stark, even slightly. Best 2 questions from an interviewer I’ve seen. Hilarious and weird at the same time; Geithner’s so close you could reach out and slap the ‘smug’ right off his face. Clips are short and outstanding. Don’t skip the second one. http://dailybail.com/home/geithner-is-hounded-through-the-halls-of-congress-do-you-wor.html


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The Real Housewives of Wall Street

America has two national budgets, one official, one unofficial. The official budget is public record and hotly debated: Money comes in as taxes and goes out as jet fighters, DEA agents, wheat subsidies and Medicare, plus pensions and bennies for that great untamed socialist menace called a unionized public-sector workforce that Republicans are always complaining about. According to popular legend, we’re broke and in so much debt that 40 years from now our granddaughters will still be hooking on weekends to pay the medical bills of this year’s retirees from the IRS, the SEC and the Department of Energy. Most Americans know about that budget. What they don’t know is that there is another budget of roughly equal heft, traditionally maintained in complete secrecy. After the financial crash of 2008, it grew to monstrous dimensions, as the government attempted to unfreeze the credit markets by handing out trillions to banks and hedge funds. And thanks to a whole galaxy of obscure, acronym-laden bailout programs, it eventually rivaled the “official” budget in size — a huge roaring river of cash flowing out of the Federal Reserve to destinations neither chosen by the president nor reviewed by Congress, but instead handed out by fiat by unelected Fed officials using a seemingly nonsensical and apparently unknowable methodology. http://www.readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/72-72/5564-americas-shadow-budget


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This Is What Resistance Looks Like

The big banks and corporations are parasites. They greedily devour the entrails of the nation in a quest for profit, thrusting us all into serfdom and polluting and poisoning the ecosystem that sustains the human species. They have gobbled up more than a trillion dollars from the Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve and created tiny enclaves of wealth and privilege where corporate managers replicate the decadence of the Forbidden City and Versailles. Those outside the gates, however, struggle to find work and watch helplessly as food and commodity prices rocket upward. The owners of one out of seven houses are now behind on their mortgage payments. In 2010 there were 3.8 million foreclosure filings and bank repossessions topped 2.8 million, a 2 percent increase over 2009 and a 23 percent increase over 2008. This record looks set to be broken in 2011. And no one in the Congress, the Obama White House, the courts or the press, all beholden to corporate money, will step in to stop or denounce the assault on families. Our ruling elite, including Barack Obama, are courtiers, shameless hedonists of power, who kneel before Wall Street and daily sell us out. The top corporate plutocrats are pulling down $900,000 an hour while one in four children depends on food stamps to eat. http://www.opednews.com/articles/This-Is-What-Resistance-Lo-by-Chris-Hedges-110404-772.html


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Wall Street Capitalism: A Love Affair

Money is the ultimate leveler. The dilemma is that capital is not democratic. If you have money, you have options. If you do not, you are at the mercy of the transnational system of financial bondage. All too often people equate capitalism with free enterprise. Nothing could be further from the truth. Crony Capitalism destroys genuine free market competition. Wealth creation is the nature of authentic commerce. Command and control is the objective of cabal moguls. Entrepreneurship is the business plan for prosperity, while systemic usury is the formula used by banksters to enrich favored cohorts in crime. http://www.infowars.com/wall-street-capitalism-a-love-affair/


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