Thursday, 9 October 2014

Transpicuous News Ep 2: Zombie Apocalypse 101

Note: October 14th, 2014 edited at 1:20 pm

We are very sorry for the delay in this weeks Transpicuous News Show.  If you are one of the few that saw this posting when it originally went up, you probably realized very quickly that it contained the video for episode 1.... not episode 2.  Opps.  Well, after 12 attempts over the course of 5 days, we've finally managed to upload this weeks (I mean, last weeks) episode: Zombie Apocalypse 101. 

In newer news, the biggest news of the day (week, month, year....) is that we are MOVING!!!  Yes, The One Network gang are all moving to a new town that actually has INTERNET!!!!!!!  Woohooooo!  So, beginning in the next week or two, we will be changing to live broadcasts!!!  TN will go out at set times weekly AND will also include on the spot updates of big stories as they break.... once we have our "studio" space set up and ready to go.

Thank you to everyone for your patience while we move forward to create the new paradigm that WE want.

Love
D

Welcome to Transpicuous News, Episode 2: Zombie Apocalypse 101




http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-2-zombie-apocolypse-101/

Todays News report will venture into quite a few realms of disbelief and no doubt will have a few moments of head/desk contact, and face/palm ridiculousness as we take a look at the main stream news for the past few weeks.



First up..... Zombies!!!! 



Ebola Zombies? Liberian Newspaper Claims Victims are Rising from the Dead

A local newspaper in Liberia, The New Dawn, has added to the panic, with reports claiming that Ebola patients are rising from the dead.
"Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba,"....

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/ebola-zombies-liberian-newspaper-claims-victims-are-rising-dead-610439

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/ebola-victims-african-village-rise-4320414



Some Chinese Netizens Actually Think Ebola Creates Zombies

The misconception about the zombification of Ebola patients is sufficiently widespread that on August 9, normally staid state news agency Xinhua published an article specifically addressing and debunking the rumor, not to mention the erroneous belief that drinking a mixture of coffee and raw onions can cure the virus. The article describes the rumored risk of Ebola-induced zombiehood: A victim who seems to have already died from Ebola will, "after several hours or days, unexpectedly reawaken, entering into an extremely violent condition in which they bite any moving object, including humans and animals." But not to worry, the article argues with apparent solemnity -- many people with Ebola lose a great deal of blood, which can only result in them becoming weaker, not more aggressive. "That kind of thing," the piece concludes, "can only happen in movies." 

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/13/chinese_internet_rumors_ebola_zombies

So apparently we are talking about the zombies from Shaun of the dead and Zombieland, not the Resident evil kinda undead zombies.







Speaking of zombies, George Bush JR was chatting with the press this past week......


EXCLUSIVE: Bush Says Some U.S. Forces Should Have Stayed in Iraq, Hasn't Heard From Obama
The world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power, without the Taliban in power," Bush said, describing ISIS as a "group of idealogues who murder the innocent" just like those who attacked on 9/11.
He added that Americans need to understand the "lesson on 9/11" is still just as important today as it was then....
 ...He said his younger brother, Jeb, is "weighing his options" on a possible 2016 presidential run, but believes Jeb "wants to be president."
Bush noted that he's "pushing" the former Florida governor to run.

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/10/02/exclusive-george-w-bush-says-some-us-forces-should-have-stayed-iraq







Ben Bernanke Has Money Troubles: 'Mortgage Market So Tight I Can't Refinance My Home'

Homeowners who have lately been unable to refinance their home have an unlikely comrade in arms: former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Speaking to Moody's Mark Zandi at a conference in Chicago Thursday, Bernanke said he recently tried refinancing his mortgage but was "unsuccessful in doing so."

http://www.ibtimes.com/ben-bernanke-has-money-troubles-mortgage-market-so-tight-i-cant-refinance-my-home-1698833


Draghi gives Europe 1 trillion euros
Mario Draghi threw one trillion euros at Europe's faltering economy Thursday and told people to stop blaming the central bank for the hardship they feel.
...Loans and mortgages worth as much as one trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) -- including some junk-rated assets from Greece and Cyprus -- qualify as assets that will be purchased by the ECB over two years. There are conditions attached and no guarantee that the central bank will buy them all.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/02/news/economy/ecb-stimulus-draghi/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1




UK GDP boosted by drugs and prostitutionNew figures published by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) show spending on illegal drugs and prostitution boosts the UK’s economy by an estimated 12.3 billion pounds.

The ONS report published on Tuesday, included for the first time “illegal activities” such as narcotic drugs and prostitution in its statistics.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/01/380728/uk-gdp-boosted-by-drugs-and-prostitution/







http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/03/us-usa-education-colorado-approval-idUSKCN0HS0AF20141003




Now let's look at some of the older stories that I was researching and following over the past two weeks.  This might be considered "old news", but there are aspects to some of these pieces that most alternative (and of course all main stream) media have not highlighted.


So a few weeks ago US Congress voted to give themselves some "money" to play with, invade Syria, and send troops to Africa to "help".... plus a few other quiet additives.



"finance the gov till Dec first.... after the congressional elections








http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export-Import_Bank_of_the_United_States


used to fund the Pan-American Highway- which is the superhighway the "drug cartels" and "mercenaries" use to ship drugs and arms to and from the US to South America

The Burma Road- which was used by China to annex Burma, among a whole lot of other shit

and the Marshal Plan, in which almost 6 trillion dollars (by 2014 standards) was splashed out for US corporations to control the european market under the guise of "saving the people from poverty",.... among other things.
But there is even more fun to be had when you read the Wiki page under "criticism"!!

Criticism[edit]

The Bank has come under criticism for favoring special interests ahead of those of the U.S. taxpayer. These interests include that of heavily subsidized corporations such as Boeing or Enron as well as those of well-connected foreign governments and nationals (such as a 1996 $120 million low-interest loan to theChina National Nuclear Power Corporation (CNNP)).[43] 65% of loan guarantees over 2007 and 2008 went to companies purchasing Boeing aircraft.[44] In 2012, the Bank's loan guarantees became even more skewed, with 82 percent of them going to Boeing customers.[45] There are many unseen costs created by the Export-Import Bank's subsidies, including artificially raising the price of new airplanes and potentially adding $2 billion to the deficit over the next decade.[46]

US corporate cartels benefit from war on ISIL: Reports

Major US corporate cartels are reportedly geared to become the main beneficiaries of Washington’s so-called coalition against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
As ISIL vehicles are mostly US-manufactured cars looted from Iraq, analysts predict that firms such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will be awarded contracts in the future to provide the Iraqi army with a whole new collection of vehicles.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/04/380993/us-firms-reaping-benefit-of-war-on-isil/





http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/world/middleeast/suspicions-run-deep-in-iraq-that-cia-and-the-islamic-state-are-united.html?_r=1

BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.




http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/rival-terror-group-khorasan-poses-more-direct-threat-isis-warn-us-officials-1466495

In recent months Isis – now rebranded as Islamic State – has appalled the world with its brutal exploits, which are broadcast on social media. But according to US defense officials there is another group, about which much less is known, that poses a more direct threat to the US.

Washington DC officials told the New York Times that terror group 'Khorasan' had the US in its targets.






http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/u-s-strikes-isis-targets-syria-article-1.1948983


Yet, who is funding the purported terrorist group ISIS?

Survey says.... Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Turkey


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/whos-funding-isis-wealthy-gulf-angel-investors-officials-say-n208006

http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20140821/192225993/While-Riyadh-Denounces-ISIS-as-Evil-the-Saudi-Elite-Sponsor.html

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-state-sponsors-of-isis-saudi-arabia-qatar-turkey-why-are-they-no-subjected-to-sanctions/5403310



Of course the question remains:  Is it live? Or is it Memorex?  We have witnessed over and over again the main stream medias penchant for publishing old pictures and claiming that they are"live" coverage, or pictures of completely different wars/bombings/attacks.



http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-28198622  







http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ebola-outbreak-epidemic-threat-global-security-says-obama-1465793








So of course you can be sure that that 3000 troops will expand exponentially over the next few weeks... quietly of course.  But that was 12 days ago... we're already now up to 4500 troops.

But don't worry Africa!  There is a silver lining to this terrible "Ebola" outbreak:






http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/ebola-epidemic-silver-lining-imf-bailouts-everyone


Oh and I went and did a little bit of research last week on just what sort of "assets" Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia happen to have.   The list is actually quite extensive, but the biggies that stick out like a great big shining beacon of "take me, I'm yours":  Gold, Oil, Diamonds, and Iron ore.....

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First Ebola patient diagnosed in US won’t be treated with ZMapp
Stocks of experimental drug used to treat several international health workers – at least two of them Americans – have run out
The Ebola patient in Dallas will not be given ZMapp, the experimental drug used to treat several international aid workers and medical staff, including at least two Americans, because stocks have run out.
ZMapp is one of the drugs that is being rushed into trials in the epidemic, along with other drugs that will need more safety data in animals and humans before they are administered to patients.
There have been very few doses available and stocks have all been used up, but the San Diego-based company behind ZMapp is pressing ahead with the manufacture of more supplies. It is not an easy drug to make, however. It includes three man-made antibodies to the virus which are grown in tobacco leaves and take months to produce.....

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/first-ebola-patient-us-no-zmapp





http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/03/380939/liberia-restricts-ebola-media-coverage/







http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/medical_countermeasures/331649-ecdc-provides-assessment-of-accidental-polio-incident-in-belgium/


*thud*

11 children have mystery illness in Colorado

October 3, 2014 --
(CNN) -- Another child in Colorado has been hospitalized with partial paralysis, Children's Hospital Colorado announced Friday.

Doctors don't know what is causing the mysterious neurological illness. They have identified 10 other children at the hospital with similar symptoms: limb weakness, cranial nerve dysfunction and abnormalities in the spinal gray matter. Four children in Boston also match the criteria for this illness, doctors say....
...Enterovirus D68 has also been found in samples from four people who died recently, according to the CDC, but it's unclear what role the virus played in their deaths. It's possible that enterovirus had nothing to do with them. The virus is very common, especially in the late summer and early fall, with the CDC estimating 10 million to 15 million infections each year in the United States.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/03/health/colorado-partial-paralysis/index.html?hpt=hp_t3






And in other news, Janet Yellen showed her true colours a little while ago in a speech (pre-recorded I might add) to the commoners of the US- aka: America's Poor people.

Tyler at ZeroHedge worded it oh so well.








And to end our show on a lighter note, Miley Cyrus is in serious trouble with the Mexican authorities for twerking on their national flag.


Miley Cyrus is in trouble in Mexico, after “desecrating” its flag during a performance in Monterrey.
A Mexican state legislature has called for the singer to be fined, after one of her dancers spanked her (prosthetic) backside using the Mexican flag, while she was on stage in the northern state of Nuevo León on Mexican Independence Day

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/miley-cyrus-could-be-sanctioned-for-mexican-flag-spanking-its-a-lack-of-respect-9741884.html




Saturday, 20 September 2014

Transpicuous News Show: episode 1- Ebola

Welcome to the new look of Transpicuous News!   We will be recording regular episodes of The Transpicuous News Show on The One Network.   As each episode is released, I will posts the videos and all the related material here.

Last week we filmed my first episode of Transpicuous News for the One Network.  This episode is focused on the "Ebola" outbreak and other "viral" issues ongoing in the world at this moment.

I am putting together episode 2 with some follow up information..... soon.


http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-1-ebola/

http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/09/transpicuous-news-show-episode-1-ebola.html


Note:  The final 10 minutes of the show, which was an update that Lisa and I filmed the next day, has terrible sound- sorry folks!   We've now learned our lesson to wait for our audio wizard to set up a proper mic instead of just using the laptop mic.  We promise not to do it again !



Transpicuous News Ep 1- Ebola

0 Comments 20 September 2014

Debut broadcast of Transpicuous News with Dani Arnold McKenny. In this episode D discusses the current Ebola ‘situation’ in West Africa.
When Ebola isn’t really ebola, and EV-D68 is really Polio:  Digging deep to connect the dots of medical mythology.









TN NEWS UPDATE VIDEO- HEALTH SEPT 11TH 2014


THE NOT EBOLA PANDEMIC
LINKS AND SHOW NOTES


D's Removing the Shackles "ebola" articles

The Ebola Outbreak: The "Pandemic" that isn't.-  August 2, 2014
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-ebola-outbreak-pandemic-that-isnt.html

When is Ebola not Ebola? ... When it walks off an airplane- August 4, 2014
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/08/when-is-ebola-not-ebola-when-it-walks.html

Ebola: WHO wants to recreate the Smallpox debacle- September 7, 2014
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/09/ebola-who-wants-to-recreate-smallpox.html


Ebola-Gate!  
lets look at the oil reserves in northern Africa- well would you look at that!  all the countries that have “ebola” outbreaks are also known to be oil rich!
http://exopolitics.blogs.com/ebolagate/2014/08/well-how-very-clever-ebola-for-the-oil-companies.html

Financial
So the world’s militariess are all fumbling around with no funding and severe funding cut backs.  So if you have a place that you want to control, yet you don’t have the money to actually create some sort of excuse to send in your military, then you need to find another way, right?  wella!  a medical emergency allows you to openly send in the UN “peacekeeping” troops and the “CDC” (you know that the CDC is actually part of the US military right?)  Using the CDC gives you an excuse to get funds, ‘cause you know.... it’s a medical emergency!  That of course gives you an excuse to send in the military to “support” the CDC personnel under the guise of “peace keeping”, and if they just happen to take over some oil fields... well.... you know.

This is actually a very important aspect to all of this “ebola” scare.  There is no money, so they have to come up with other ways to do what they want.  When there is no money, they have to use other means to control- ie: FEAR.
and of course there is the fact that they are using the “Ebola” outbreak to project FEAR and distraction to the global population.

Ebola symptoms
early ebola symptoms are almost identical to malaria and typhoid fever, chikunga, and dengue fever, which in it’s severest form is called dengue hemoraggic fever.

malaria deaths map:
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2012/feb/03/malaria-deaths-mortality#zoomed-picture









http://apps.who.int/ithmap/

Health Minister Debunks Outbreak of Ebola Virus in Nigeria, Says Is Dengue Fever

"he said as a follow up to the report in a section of the media on the outbreak of Ebola disease in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general public that laboratory investigation has revealed that it is a case of Dengue Heamorrhagic Fever and not that of Ebola virus as erroneously reported.’

http://www.health.gov.ng/index.php/news-media/9-uncategorised/162-health-minister-debunks-outbreak-of-ebola-virus-in-nigeria-says-is-dengue-fever

Globally, Malaria, dengue and Yellow fever account for over 1.5 MILLION deaths a year.

***  after recording the first transpicuous news edition yesterday afternoon, I sat back and reviewed (as best my memory could) everything that I spoke about.  I spoke “off the cuff” for the vast majority of the show and rarely looked at my notes, lol- which was probably apparent as I found myself going off on a few tangents.  One of the points that I wanted to make very clear was not fully brought through, so I would like to finish that part of the conversation here.  I was speaking about dengue fever and stated that I have had both dengue and malaria in the past (I’ve actually had dengue twice) and that dengue is so horrible that you actually wish you would die.  This is an important point, because the mind is in complete control of the body when you are in that extreme state of sickness.  If you are in the throws of dengue fever, and if a medical person tells you: “You have Ebola”... you are immediately in that mind space that you are going to die!  There is no question. It is a statement of absolute.  Lisa and I are recording a follow up to this point later on today, because it's importance cannot be stated strongly enough.

As  a side note, Tokyo has just had their first cases of dengue fever since 1945- all surrounding one park in Tokyo.

Japan- dengue fever:

Rare outbreak in Tokyo as WHO warns of spread of dengue fever
By Euan McKirdy, CNN
September 6, 2014 -

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/04/world/asia/dengue-fever-tokyo/

EV-D68


Virus hitting the U.S. could be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC official says
By Michael Martinez, John Newsome, Elizabeth Cohen and Jen Christensen, CNN
September 9, 2014 -

"In Kansas City, about 475 children were recently treated at Children's Mercy Hospital, and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization, spokesman Jake Jacobson said......
.....An analysis by the CDC showed at least 30 of the Kansas City children tested positive for EV-D68, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services......      

""Unlike the majority of enteroviruses that cause a clinical disease manifesting as a mild upper respiratory illness, febrile rash illness, or neurologic illness (such as aseptic meningitis and encephalitis), EV-D68 has been associated almost exclusively with respiratory disease," the Missouri health agency said."

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/07/health/respiratory-virus-midwest/index.html


CDC
Enterovirus D68
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections are thought to occur less commonly than infections with other enteroviruses. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962.....

.....Surveillance
U.S. healthcare professionals are not required to report known or suspected cases of EV-D68 infection to health departments because it is not a reportable disease in the United States. Also, CDC does not have a surveillance system that specifically collects information on EV-D68 infections.
No data is currently available regarding the overall burden of morbidity or mortality from EV-D68 in the United States. Any data CDC receives about EV-D68 infections or outbreaks are voluntarily provided by labs to CDC’s National Enterovirus Surveillance System (NESS). NESS collects limited data, focusing on circulating types of enteroviruses and parechoviruses.

http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html

Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68 — Missouri and Illinois, 2014
Early Release- CDC
September 8, 2014
Enteroviruses are associated with various clinical symptoms, including mild respiratory illness, febrile rash illness, and neurologic illness, such as aseptic meningitis

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e0908a1.htm

WIKI- Enterovirus 68

...Symptoms
EV68 almost exclusively causes respiratory illness, and varies from mild to severe; symptoms thus include throat ache, runny nose, cough, difficulty breathing as in pneumonia up to respiratory failure.[6] As all enteroviruses it can cause variable skin rashes, abdominal pain and soft stools. Extremely rarely it can attack the central nervous system either causing headaches, or paralysis of one or more limbs that reaches peak severity within 48 hours of onset.[10]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterovirus_68


Posted in: Health Posted: September 9, 2014
Mysterious EV-D68: Vaccinated Children Could Be More Vulnerable
....Although there is no known vaccine for the virus, and the scope which it will reach is also unknown, those that have become infected are following a common theme. They have all been vaccinated with the MMR vaccines, influenza vaccines, and polio vaccines. Of course, many children in the United States have been vaccinated, and most are required to be vaccinated in order to enter school. However, it is interesting to note that the illness is not occurring, yet, in children that have not been vaccinated.

http://www.inquisitr.com/1464195/mysterious-ev-d68-vaccinated-children-could-be-more-vulnerable/#YOP0Mx2pzi60MI0L.99


POLIO DEFINITION FRAUD:

Statistics on polio were manipulated. One such way was to redefine the disease, renaming it "viral or aseptic meningitis" or "cocksackie virus". In one US county, for example, in July 1955 there were 273 cases of polio reported for 50 cases of asceptic meningitis, compared to 5 cases of polio in 1966 and 256 cases of aseptic meningitis. These new diagnostic guideline's were issued by the CDC. If you object to polio vaccination, and you get polio--it is usually called "polio." If you have been vaccinated and you get "polio", it is called meningitis(2).

http://iinformedparenting.blogspot.com/2014/02/mysterious-polio-like-illnesspolio-in.html



CDC cover up- autism and vaccines

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/cdc-whistleblower-cdc-covered-up-mmr-vaccine-link-to-autism-in-african-american-boys/

Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, “I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.” Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

As we have reported, a statement released on August 27th by Dr. Thompson in response to media coverage is that he and co-authors from a 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics did in fact omit important information from a study on the link between vaccines and autism.

http://benswann.com/update-congressmans-office-in-possession-of-100000-cdc-whistleblower-documents/

INFORMED PARENTING


Wednesday, January 22, 2014
22 Medical Studies That Show Vaccines Can Cause Autism
http://iinformedparenting.blogspot.com/2014/01/22-medical-studies-that-show-vaccines.html

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
CDC Caught Hiding Data Showing Mercury in Vaccines Linked to Autism
http://iinformedparenting.blogspot.com/2014/02/cdc-caught-hiding-data-showing-mercury.html

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Vaccines: Making you far sicker than you ever thought
http://iinformedparenting.blogspot.com/2011/09/vaccines-making-you-far-sicker-than-you.html




Tuesday, 8 April 2014

April 7, 2014: News Updates


Apologies for the tardiness of TN lately-  We have been incredibly busy here getting ready for the QEG build and setting up the community.... and struggling with internet issues. 



 Ex-ABN Banker Schmittmann, Wife, Daughter Found Dead at Home

By Martijn van der Starre Apr 6, 2014
Former ABN Amro Group NV Netherlands Chief Executive Officer Jan Peter Schmittmann, his wife and a daughter were found dead at their home yesterday after a possible “family tragedy,” Dutch police said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-05/former-abn-banker-schmittmann-wife-daughter-found-dead-at-home.html

 Liechtenstein Banker Shot Dead in Reported Investment Feud

By Jan-Henrik Foerster and Carolyn Bandel Apr 7, 2014 9:13 PM GMT+0100
A Liechtenstein banker was shot dead after a feud involving an investment fund, and police said they believe the alleged killer later committed suicide.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-07/liechtenstein-police-says-48-year-old-man-killed-in-bank-garage.html

 British millionaire jeweller Andrew Bush shot dead at Spanish mansion as police hunt model ex-girlfriend- Apr 07, 2014

Police are hunting the ex-lover of a British millionaire gold dealer who was assassinated at his Spanish mansion.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/andrew-bush-murder-british-millionaire-3381077#ixzz2yF6PbTX1

 ***Banks May Reap $100 Million From Lafarge-Holcim Merger

By Manuel Baigorri and Francois de Beaupuy Apr 7, 2014 1:19 PM GMT+0100
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Rothschild and Zaoui & Co. are among banks that may split as much as $100 million in fees for their roles advising on the merger of Holcim Ltd. (HOLN) and Lafarge SA (LG) to create the world’s biggest cement maker.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-07/banks-may-reap-100-million-from-lafarge-holcim-merger.html


Euronext Breaks, Again

apr 7 2014

Ealier today, around the time the US market opened sharply lower despite the attempt to send it soaring with the traditional and well-expected USDJPY ramp, the Euronext exchange... broke.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-07/euronext-breaks-again


Nigeria Just Doubled The Size Of Its Economy With The Stroke Of A Pen

10 business honchos about to flood Congress with money

By Rick Newman 7 hours ago The Exchange

The Supreme Court’s latest ruling on political contributions is likely to gives rich donors even more sway over national elections, intensifying the troubling influence of money in politics.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/10-business-honchos-about-to-flood-congress-with-money-140020944.html

The Chinese Ponzi Continues: Property Developers Buy (Piggy) Banks

apr 7 2014
"Whatever it takes," appears to have become the new mantra across global financial systems and with Chinese shadow banks under increasing pressure (as cash-for-commodity deal financing dries up and "hedge" losses mount on 'surprise' Yuan weakness), property developers are increasingly desperate for liquidity. The solution, as The FT reports, Chinese property companies are buying stakes in banks and raising fears that the country’s already stretched developers are trying to cosy up to their lenders. 10 Chinese developers, who have been active in recent bank IPOs, have invested an 'unprecedented' $3bn in their potential lifeline lenders.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-07/chinese-ponzi-continues-property-developers-buy-banks

Chinese shipyards leave banks holding bag for late projects

Apr 8, 2014
Chinese shipbuilders' refusal to pay refunds on late projects creates legal problems for lenders

http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1467929/chinese-shipyards-leave-banks-holding-bag-late-projects










Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April 1, 2014: News Updates

****$242 Billion: That Is How Much Record "Window Dressing" Banks Got Today Thanks To The Fed

mar 31 14
The last time banks scrambled to pad their books into the quarter end, and come begging at the front door of the NY Fed's Liberty 33 office, was on the last day of Q4 and 2013, when nearly $200 billion in Treasurys were handed out by the Fed to over 100 counterparties in what was the largest reverse repo operation conducted by Ben Bernanke, and his brand new Fixed-Rate Reverse Repo operation, in history.
That was the record until today, when just over an hour ago the Fed disclosed that as part of its most recent reverse repo operation, it had handed out to 93 dealer banks and other financial intermediaries, both foreign and domestic, some $242 billion in Treasurys in what is now the biggest reverse repo operation in history, a privilege for which the collateral-starved banks paid the Fed the king's ransom of 0.05% in annual interest, i.e., nothing.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-31/242-billion-how-much-record-window-dressing-banks-got-today-thanks-fed


**Forget Bitcoin, African E-Money Is the Currency-Killer

15 Mar 31, 2014 2:55 PM ET
All the talk of bitcoin in recent years has overshadowed the real e-finance revolution: In Africa, India and now Eastern Europe, a service called M-Pesa has replaced banking for millions of people who don't have or, in fact, even need a bank account.

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-03-31/forget-bitcoin-african-e-money-is-the-currency-killer


China Confiscates Billions In "Ugliest Corruption Scandal" In History

mar30 14
With Chinese authorities increasingly looking like they are sticking to their reform promises, fighting moral hazard and allowing defaults to occur (in a completely 'contained' way, of course); the continued crackdown on graft and government corruption has hit a new high (or low). As Reuters reports, Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the center of China's biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades. 71-year-old Zhou has been under house arrest since first being investigated late last year but the size and scale of the corruption is unprecedented including 300 apartments, 60 vehicles, bonds, stocks, and gold - "it's the ugliest in the history of the New China."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-30/china-confiscates-billions-ugliest-corruption-scandal-history


China Construction Bank eyes issue of 20b yuan of subordinate debt

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 April, 2014
China Construction Bank plans to issue 20 billion yuan (HK$25.2 billion) of subordinate debt on the mainland and is studying the feasibility of issuing preference shares to boost capital.

http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1462065/china-construction-bank-eyes-issue-20b-yuan-subordinate


​Free-fall: IMF to accelerate Ukraine’s economic collapse?

mar 31 14
Ukraine is bankrupt. It has wavered on the cusp for some time. However, it is about to suffer the cruelest indignity: discovering that Western politicians who promised prosperity have been encouraging the IMF to deliver a leveraged poisoned chalice.

http://www.rt.com/op-edge/imf-ukraine-economic-collapse-301/



Dollar reserve role secure but set to shrink: BIS

Dear Unnamed "Significant Financial Institution": The DOJ Has Some Very Bad News For You

mar 31 14
Looks like someone didn't pay their annual "cost of conducting criminal business" bribe

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-31/dear-unnamed-significant-financial-institution-ny-attorney-general-has-some-bad-news


 High-Speed Traders Rip Investors Off, Michael Lewis Says

By Nick Baker and Sam Mamudi Mar 31, 2014
The U.S. stock market is rigged when high-frequency traders with advanced computers make tens of billions of dollars by jumping in front of investors, according to author Michael Lewis, who spent the past year researching the topic for his new book “Flash Boys.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-30/high-frequency-traders-ripping-off-investors-michael-lewis-says.html

Putin Flushes the US Dollar: Russia’s Gold Ruble Payments System Delinked from Dollar?

mar 31 14
A New Financial System independent from Wall Street and City of London begins to take shape concretely in Russia?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38112.htm


Russia And China Make Another Move That Threatens The Dollar – The Ruble Is Now Backed By Gold And China Continues To Make Deals With Other Countries.

Monetary Blockade Of Russia Begins: JPMorgan Blocks Russian Money Transfer "Under Pretext" Of Sanctions

 China Burns Speculators as $5.5 Billion Lost on Yuan Bets

By Ye Xie and Kyoungwha Kim Apr 1, 2014 4:22 PM GMT+0100
China is succeeding in making its currency less predictable. Investors are paying the price.
Clients of U.S. commercial banks have lost about $2 billion this year on $332 billion of options betting the yuan would appreciate, while Chinese companies lost $3.5 billion on $150 billion wagered on a benchmark forwards contract, according to data compiled by Morgan Stanley and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. in Washington. These contracts, when including bearish bets, account for more than a third of global trading in the Chinese currency.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-01/china-burns-speculators-as-5-5-billion-lost-on-yuan-bets.html


The Currency War Enters Stage 2: Bank Runs!

March 30, 2014
The Currency War, Stage 2, is already Manifest in another Way. Consider that the Economic/Financial Crises of the early 1930s were characterized by Bank Runs.   We are already seeing such runs this year in Crimea, Ukraine and Rural China.

http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-currency-war-enters-stage-2-bank-runs/


 Goldman Loan Talk Propels Biggest Bond Advance: Argentina Credit

By Daniel Cancel Apr 1, 2014
Argentina’s effort to repair ties with overseas investors is starting to yield results in the bond market as the country tries to stem a plunge in foreign-currency reserves.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-01/goldman-loan-talk-propels-biggest-bond-advance-argentina-credit.html

 Goldman Said to Pursue Sale of NYSE Market-Making Unit

By Michael J. Moore Apr 1, 2014
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is seeking a buyer for its New York Stock Exchange designated market-making business acquired through the 2000 purchase of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, a person briefed on the matter said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-01/goldman-said-to-pursue-sale-of-nyse-market-making-unit.html


Expensive chaos: Billions of dollars meant for Afghanistan development wasted

Published time: April 01, 2014 12:27
'A lot of fraud' in Afghanistan is hampering any positive results Western money might bring, the head of oversight for US work in Afghanistan believes. RT’s correspondent in Kabul has witnessed some of the misspending.

http://rt.com/news/afghanistan-us-aid-wasted-513/



Albuquerque security forces use tear gas on raging protesters after fatal police shooting

Published time: March 31, 2014
Albuquerque police have violently cracked down on protesters, using tear gas and arresting several demonstrators, after over nine hours of unrest. Hundreds expressed their anger over last week's police shooting that saw a homeless man killed.

http://www.rt.com/usa/albuquerque-police-tear-gas-269/




April 01, 2014 19:25

Bolivian miners clash with police at mining law protest


Bolivian police clashed with groups of independent miners in Cochabamba in central Bolivia on Monday during a protest against a new mining law.

http://rt.com/in-motion/bolivia-miners-clashes-police-597/


China: Dozens Beaten Bloody, up to Ten Possible Deaths at Maoming Anti-PX Protests

Taiwan 500,000 Join National March Against China Trade Pact

Tens of thousands First Nation children died in residential schools

 March 30th, 2014
The death records of tens of thousands of First Nations children who died during the time residential schools were operating in Canada have been handed over to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Several provincial governments gave up the records to the commission, which will now cross-reference the information with student lists to determine who among the children died while in the care of the church-run schools and where they might be buried.

http://westcoastnativenews.com/tens-of-thousands-first-nation-children-died-in-residential-schools/

Sunday, 30 March 2014

march 29,2014: News Updates

JPM’s Top Commercial Bankruptcy Lawyer Dead in a Minivan Hit & Run

China currency liberalization to be a 'seismic event': Australia

SYDNEY Thu Mar 27, 2014
(Reuters) - China realizing its ambitions to internationalize the yuan is likely to be a "seismic event" for global markets, leading to large capital flows and perhaps a new reserve currency, a top Australian central banker said on Wednesday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-australia-cenbank-renminbi-idUSBREA2O20A20140327

Bundesbank, PBOC in Pact to Turn Frankfurt Into Renminbi Hub (1)

By Angela Cullen and Weixin Zha March 28, 2014
Germany’s Bundesbank and the People’s Bank of China agreed to cooperate in the clearing and settling of payments in renminbi, paving the way for Frankfurt to corner a share of the offshore market.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-03-27/frankfurt-sets-sights-on-yuan-offshore-trade-as-xi-visits-merkel

China EximBank lends $1.2 billion to German firms for Chinese ships: Xinhua

BEIJING Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:00am GMT
(Reuters) - Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank) will lend $1.2 billion to German shipping firms Peter Dohle Shiffahrts-KG and Bernhard Schulte for the purchase of Chinese ships, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-china-germany-shipping-idUKBREA2S03B20140329

Lufthansa Pilot Strike to Cancel Hundreds of Flights April 2 to 4

The strike, which will run from midnight on April 2 until 11:59 p.m. (2159 GMT) on April 4, will likely result in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, and will be the third strike to hit Frankfurt, Europe’s third largest hub and Lufthansa’s home base, within six weeks.

http://skift.com/2014/03/28/lufthansa-pilot-strike-to-cancel-hundreds-of-flights-april-2-to-4/


 Revealing Tunisia's corruption under Ben Ali

New World Bank report shows how Tunisia's ousted Ben Ali regime tailored laws to enrich cronies at the public's expense.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/03/revealing-tunisia-corruption-under-ben-ali-201432785825560542.html


EU to review energy policy: Merkel

English.news.cn   2014-03-28 06:07:48
BERLIN, March 27 (Xinhua) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the European Union would review its energy policy and reduce its reliance on Russian oil and gas.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-03/28/c_126325655.htm

Merkel highlights Russia sanctions during visit by Canada's Harper


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed hope alongside her Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper that further sanctions against Russia won't be necessary. She also praised a recent free trade deal with Canada.

http://www.dw.de/merkel-highlights-russia-sanctions-during-visit-by-canadas-harper/a-17526408

Trade, Crimea to set tone as China's Xi heads to Germany


Berlin (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday, the third leg of his European tour, expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on the Crimea crisis.

http://news.yahoo.com/trade-crimea-set-tone-chinas-xi-heads-germany-021957663.html;_ylt=A0LEVzzuIDVTGQcAE9RXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0NDAwYXNwBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1NNRTQwMV8x

Iceland Dismantles the Corrupt - Then Arrests Ten Rothschild Bankers

Submitted by ronb28135 on Fri, 03/28/2014

The best part, is that they have arrested ALL Rothschild/Rockefeller banking puppets, responsible for the Country’s economic Chaos and meltdown. Last week 9 people were arrested in London and Reykjavik for their possible responsibility for Iceland’s financial collapse in 2008, a deep crisis which developed into an unprecedented public reaction that is changing the country’s direction..."

http://www.dailypaul.com/315530/iceland-dismantles-the-corrupt-then-arrests-ten-rothschild-bankers

Money from the gods: Iceland's auroracoin & a new kind of independence

The "Massive Gift" That Keeps On Giving: How QE Boosted Inequality To Levels Surpassing The Great Depression

march 28 14
A week ago, the official truth about QE, once upon a time mischaracterized as being a means to boost US employment (which is misreported in such an optimistically biased way that even the Fed now admits is ridiculous, and had to scrap its forward guidance as a result) and grow the economy, emerged when the Fed's Fisher admitted that "QE was a massive gift intended to boost wealth."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-29/massive-gift-keeps-giving-how-qe-boosted-inequality-levels-surpassing-great-depressi

Thousands march against Haiti's Martelly in Port-au-Prince (0:55)

March 29 - Demonstrators call for the resignation of President Michel Martelly in Haiti's capital.

http://uk.reuters.com/video/2014/03/29/thousands-march-against-haitis-martelly?videoId=300392973&videoChannel=1






Thursday, 27 March 2014

March 27, 2014: News Updates


 BOE to Sign Agreement With China on Yuan Clearing Next Week

By Lyubov Pronina Mar 26, 2014 5:15 PM GMT+0000
The Bank of England and People’s Bank of China plan to sign an agreement next week to enable the clearing and settlement of yuan transactions in London as the U.K. seeks to become an offshore hub for trading the currency.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-26/boe-to-sign-agreement-with-china-on-yuan-clearing-next-week.html



Crete Protests Against Syria’s Chemicals Weapons Disposal in Mediterranean Sea

March 24, 2014
Over 5000 Cretans from every corner of the island flooded Arkadi Sunday, March 23, to rally against the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons in the Mediterranean Sea.
The most contentious part of the project, includes a plan to neutralize some 20 tons of mustard gas and neurotoxic agents in international waters between Gavdos, a tiny island off the shore of Crete, and Malta, on board a 648-foot U.S vessel acting as a mobile station for destroying chemical weapons.

http://revolution-news.com/crete-protests-syrias-chemicals-weapons-disposal-mediterranean-sea/



 March 26, 2014, 6:20 p.m. EDT

Citi, four other banks see capital plan rejected by Fed

‘Needless to say, we are deeply disappointed by the Fed’s decision,’ CEO says

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/citi-four-other-banks-see-capital-plan-rejected-by-fed-2014-03-26

Obama says 'bigger nations cannot simply bully smaller ones'. Wait... what?

UN Gen Assembly adopts resolution backing Ukraine's territorial integrity

Published time: March 27, 2014
 One hundred UN member countries voted in favor of the resolution, while 11 voted against and 58 abstained. The resolution is non-binding.
Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe were the nations, which said ‘no’ the UN resolution.

http://rt.com/news/ukraine-russia-crimea-resolution-609/


 Greece Said to Be in Line for 8.3 Billion-Euro Rescue Payment

By Rebecca Christie, Nikos Chrysoloras and Sandrine Rastello Mar 27, 2014
Greece is set to receive a commitment from euro-region authorities as soon as mid-April for a payment of 8.3 billion euros ($11.4 billion) in the next step in the country’s aid program, three officials familiar with the negotiations said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-27/greece-said-to-be-in-line-for-8-3-billion-euro-rescue-payment.html

 Ukraine Unlocks $27 Billion International Aid Deal

By Daryna Krasnolutska and Daria Marchak Mar 27, 2014 12:34 PM GMT+0000
Ukraine reached a preliminary deal with the International Monetary Fund to unlock $27 billion of international support to avert default and limit economic damage from a four-month political crisis. Bonds and stocks gained.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-27/ukraine-reaches-deal-for-imf-bailout-of-as-much-as-18-billion.html


Ukraine Parliament Rejects IMF's Bailout Terms (As US Passes Ukraine Aid Bill)

mar 27 14
The US Senate is more than happy to hand over a few billion and confirm sanctions:

    *SENATE PASSES UKRAINIAN AID BILL WITH RUSSIAN SANCTIONS
    *HOUSE PASSES VERSION OF UKRAINIAN AID, RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL

But, it seems the IMF's requirements for Ukraine's bailout are too much for the locals to bear:

    UKRAINE PARLIAMENT FAILS TO SUPPORT FIRST BID TO PASS ANTI-CRISIS LAW REQUIRED FOR IMF DEAL

Lawmakers will continue to work on the bill as it seems they approve the top-line budget but not the taxes required to get there... beggars can be choosers again maybe?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-27/ukraine-parliament-rejects-imfs-bailout-terms-us-passes-ukraine-aid-bill

Turkey Blocks YouTube After New Audio Leaks

March 27, 2014
The Turkish national telecoms authority, Telecommunication Presidency (TİB) sent an order to all internet service providers and told them to block access to Youtube from Turkey today. This decision was been made right after Prime Minister Erdoğan said “Youtube is behind Twitter!”

http://revolution-news.com/turkey-blocks-youtube-new-audio-leaks/


Kirch suits prompt new probe, raid of Deutsche HQ, Bloomberg says

March 25, 2014 10:18 AM
Prosecutors are now investigating Deutsche Bank employees and attorneys who represented the bank and the bank's Frankfurt headquarters was raided as part of the new probe into fraud allegations, reported Bloomberg.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/kirch-suits-prompt-probe-raid-141803613.html;_ylt=A0LEV1NobzNT5mAASRVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0Mjk3b2U1BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1NNRTI4OF8x

German Prosecutors Add Board Member Stephan Leithner to Deutsche Bank Probe

IB TimesBy M Rochan | IB Times – 21 hours ago

German prosecutors, probing whether Deutsche Bank employees gave misleading evidence in the civil lawsuit brought by the heirs of late media mogul Leo Kirch, have expanded their investigation to include a second bank board member.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/german-prosecutors-add-board-member-stephan-leithner-deutsche-104311573.html#S1wmVxQ

Document: JPMorgan Chase Bets $10.4 Billion on the Early Death of Workers

Families of young JPMorgan Chase workers who have experienced tragic deaths over the past four months, have been kept in the dark on many details, including the fact that the bank most likely held a life insurance policy on their loved one – payable to itself. Banks in the U.S., as well as other corporations, are allowed to make multi-billion dollar wagers that their profits from life insurance policies on employees will outstrip the cost of paying premiums and other fees. Early deaths help those wagers pay off.

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/03/document-jpmorgan-chase-bets-10-4-billion-on-the-early-death-of-workers/

Ex-Washington Post exec found dead at hot-spot

03/26/14
A former vice president of The Washington Post was found dead on the floor at a Hell’s Kitchen hot spot, surrounded by a needle, a pipe and pills, sources said.

http://nypost.com/2014/03/26/ex-washington-post-exec-found-dead-at-hot-spot/

Bill 4 Passes: B.C. Parks Now Officially Open…To Pipelines and Drilling

A little-known Bill, the Park Amendment Act, that will drastically alter the management of B.C. parks is set to become law today, creating controversy among the province’s most prominent environmental and conservation organizations. The passage of Bill 4 will make way for industrial incursions into provincial parklands including energy extraction, construction of pipelines and industry-led research.

http://desmog.ca/2014/03/25/bill-4-passes-b-c-parks-now-officially-open-pipelines-and-drilling


UK threatened to shut down Guardian for printing Snowden leaks

Obama, Pope Francis meet for first time

ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC All Want Your Chemtrail Photos

Paraguayans hold nationwide strike

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

March 26, 2014: News Updates

China currency liberalisation to be a "seismic event" - Australia

SYDNEY Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:11am IST
(Reuters) - China realising its ambitions to internationalise the yuan is likely to be a "seismic event" for global markets, leading to large capital flows and perhaps a new reserve currency, a top Australian central banker said on Wednesday.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/australia-cenbank-renminbi-idINDEEA2P02A20140326?type=economicNews



 Silence on ECB Bank Review May Break on Legal Blind Spot

mar 26/14
The European Central Bank will soon find out how hard it can be to keep a secret.
The ECB’s plan to keep its health check on euro-area lenders under wraps until the completion of a stress test in October could be undermined by national rules requiring disclosure far sooner.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-26/silence-on-ecb-bank-review-may-break-on-legal-blind-spot.html



Bank of America to pay $9.3 billion to settle mortgage bond claims

Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:42pm EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of America will pay $9.3 billion to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to settle claims that it sold them faulty mortgage-backed securities during the housing bubble, a U.S. regulator said on Wednesday.

http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCABREA2P23720140326



Push in Sardinia for online vote on independence from Italy

Published time: March 26, 2014
he island of Sardinia plans to hold an online referendum on independence from Italy, following in the footsteps of country’s northeastern Veneto region, where a similar vote revealed high separatist moods.

Over 2 million people in Veneto took part in the internet referendum on March 16-21, with 89 per cent of them voting in favor of cutting ties with Rome.

http://rt.com/news/sardinia-vote-independence-italy-417/



‘Too big to fail’ status gives US banks ‘free pass’ – Fed study

Published time: March 26,

http://rt.com/business/us-banks-crisis-fed-325/




Breakingviews: Italy’s corp gov purge could backfire (2:33)


Mar. 26 - Rome wants state-controlled firms to eject board members under criminal investigation for financial offences. Probity is laudable but this plan could hurt the innocent and create harmful uncertainty.

http://uk.reuters.com/video/2014/03/26/reuters-tv-breakingviews-italys-corp-gov-purge-coul?videoId=299112280&videoChannel=117765




California state Sen. Leland Yee arrested in corruption case

Updated 1:14 pm, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Leland-Yee-arrested-in-corruption-case-5350602.php



3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

By JOSH LEDERMAN / Associated Press / March 25, 2014

http://boston.com/news/nation/washington/2014/03/25/secret-service-agents-benched-before-obama-trip/rrU3QghbdbXzcaEzSDHUZM/story.html




Banks have already been paid for mortgages

If banks sell mortgages to investors, via the securitisation industry, how were they ever bust?
Pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, etc, buy mortgages and pay banks the principal, plus a premium up front as a lump-sum payment.Therefore, the bank is paid in full, once, for the mortgage....

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/yourview/banks-have-already-been-paid-for-mortgages-261658.html






*This story aired on FOX news and was immediately removed.

Air France said Wednesday that a plane carrying 495 passengers and 22 crew was diverted on its way from Shanghai to Paris after Russia closed part of its airspace because of the launch of a Russian spacecraft to the International Space Station.


https://web.archive.org/web/20140326193729/http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/26/air-france-superjumbo-with-45-passengers-diverted-after-russia-closes-airspace/




Snag delays arrival of Soyuz capsule carrying Russian-American crew at space station

Published March 25, 2014
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan –  An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday, NASA said on Wednesday.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/25/snag-delays-arrival-soyuz-capsule-carrying-russian-american-crew-at-space/



The new billionaire political bosses-

march 26 14
Charles and David Koch should not be blamed for having more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans put together. Nor should they be condemned for their petrochemical empire. As far as I know, they’ve played by the rules and obeyed the laws.
They’re also entitled to their own right-wing political views. It’s a free country.
But in using their vast wealth to change those rules and laws in order to fit their political views, the Koch brothers are undermining our democracy. That’s a betrayal of the most precious thing Americans share.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/26/356132/the-new-billionaire-political-bosses/


Opinion: Time to rein in the climate change carbon baggers

Why are World Economic Forum, IMF and World Bank being so obstinate in maintaining an increasingly discredited position?

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/Opinion+Time+rein+climate+change+carbon+baggers/9646666/story.html

Vatican removes German 'bishop of bling' over luxury home

VATICAN CITY Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:33am IST
(Reuters) - The Vatican removed a German bishop on Wednesday because he spent 31 million euros ($43 million) of Church funds on an extravagant residence when Pope Francis was preaching austerity.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/us-vatican-germany-idINBREA2P0SJ20140326

Rothschild Inherits a Semiconductor Patent For Freescale Semiconductors -

Bloomberg editor resigns over disagreements with editorial policy

 Does Our System Select for Incompetent Sociopaths?   (March 26, 2014)

What is the shelf life of a system that rewards confidence-gaming sociopaths rather than competence?
Let's connect the dots of natural selection and the pathology of power.

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogmar14/sociopaths3-14.html

Egypt's Sisi to resign as minister, pave way for presidential bid-report

Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:11pm EDT
CAIRO (Reuters) - Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was expected to step down as Egypt's defense minister on Wednesday, paving the way for him to run for president in an election he is expected to win easily.

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABREA2P0XE20140326