Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Transpicuous News Dec 16, 2014: Consulting a higher authority

* Side note:  Sorry my friends for the poor quality of the video- we were having some internet issues today while filming on Zoom.  .... and yes, I did shove my dog off the couch- I apologize to dog lovers everywhere who are now mortified that I would do such a terrible thing while recording the 5th take of Transpicuous News because my sweet little dog refused to go inside and kept barking, lol. 


Transpicuous News for December 16th, 2014. 


Welcome to the Silly Season with some seriously silly, and extremely frustrating and highly questionable news. This weeks report will talk about the White house seeking help from a "higher authority", the Eye of Sauron over Moscow.... or not, hidden Vatican money, using oil as the ammunition for financial terrorism, and the US budget as written by Wall Street. Wanna send a letter to the Moon? We'll cover that too!



http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-6-the-silly-season/


Sydney Hostage Situation Comes to a Theatric End
http://www.removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/12/sydney-hostage-situation-comes-to.html




Sydney siege: Hostages held in Lindt cafe
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30473983




Ebola serum supply reaches Liberia
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30478512





Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

Fluoride

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2813%2970278-3/fulltext#article_upsell




Paid to Promote Eye Drug, and Prescribing It Widely

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/business/paid-to-promote-eye-drug-and-prescribing-it-widely-.html?_r=0





First commercial lunar mission: Send 'sand from favorite beach' or family pic to moon

http://rt.com/news/214163-moon-rover-mail-delivery/





Real-life 'Eye of Sauron' will open up over Moscow skyscraper tower

http://rt.com/news/212527-eye-sauron-moscow-scyscraper/





‘You shall not pass’: Eye of Sauron will NOT watch over Moscow
http://rt.com/news/213091-eye-sauron-moscow-hobbit/





Denmark to officially claim piece of Arctic shelf, including North Pole
http://rt.com/news/214615-denmark-arctic-shelf-claim/





1795 time capsule found in Boston capitol

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/11/boston-another-time-capsule-unearthed/20272595/


Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Discovered in Boston

http://www.history.com/news/time-capsule-buried-by-paul-revere-and-sam-adams-discovered-in-boston




113-year-old time capsule found in Boston
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/10/us/boston-time-capsule/




Ten major US banks fined $43.5mn over IPO scandal

http://rt.com/business/213891-banks-fined-millions-ipo/




Vatican finds hundreds of millions of euros "tucked away"- cardinal

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20141204/world/vatican-finds-hundreds-of-millions-of-euros-tucked-away-cardinal.546869





US asks Vatican to help close Guantanamo Bay

http://rt.com/usa/214643-america-vatican-guantanamo-bay-prison/





Want to get rich? Don't pay off your student loans
http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/11/investing/dont-pay-off-your-student-loans/index.html?sr=twmoney121214studentloans0900story




New York to Award First Vegas-Style Casino Licenses This Week

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-15/new-york-to-award-first-vegas-style-casino-licenses-this-week.html




Japan’s Secrecy Law Takes Effect as Abe Seeks Fair Vote Coverage

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-09/japan-s-secrecy-law-takes-effect-as-abe-seeks-fair-vote-coverage.html





Abe coalition secures big Japan election win with record low turnout
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/15/us-japan-election-idUSKBN0JR0N920141215





Senator: Bush Misled Nation in Run-up to Iraq War

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/senator-bush-misled-nation-run-iraq-war-27537178





Facing justice: UN, HRW, Amnesty call for prosecuting US officials for torture
http://rt.com/usa/212935-un-us-justice-torture/





'I'd do it again!' Cheney defends CIA torture, calls interrogators heroes
http://rt.com/usa/214411-cheney-torture-report-us/




Cheney Says Bush Fully Informed About CIA Interrogation Tactics
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/cheney-says-bush-fully-informed-about-cia-interrogation-tactics.html



The US dropped their "membership" in the Hague in 1985 when Nicaragua brought them up of charges before the Hague



International Court of Justice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Court_of_Justice



U.S.: 'Hague Invasion Act' Becomes Law
http://www.hrw.org/news/2002/08/03/us-hague-invasion-act-becomes-law




Homework:


The Iran-Contra Scandal
http://www.dreamscape.com/morgana/reagan.htm


Rethinking Iran-Contra: A Much Darker Story?
http://www.globalresearch.ca/rethinking-iran-contra-a-much-darker-story/19992


The Bushes & the Truth About Iran
http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2006/092106PARRY.html



Navy: New laser weapon works, ready for action

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/tech/innovation/navy-laser-weapon/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews





What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?
http://www.voltairenet.org/article185860.html




Biggest Greek stock market drop since 1987 over surprise election

http://rt.com/business/212783-greek-stock-1987-low/




What Do They Know? CME Implements Gold, Precious Metals Circuit Breakers Up To $400 Wide

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-11/what-do-they-know-cme-implements-gold-precious-metals-circuit-breakers-400-wide

"However, no further special price fluctuation limits will be implemented following a trading day’s fourth price fluctuation limit adjustment."





U.A.E. Sees OPEC Output Unchanged Even If Oil Drops to $40
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/u-a-e-says-opec-won-t-change-output-even-if-price-drops-to-40.html




Canada’s currency at 54mo low as oil prices collapse below $60

http://rt.com/business/213783-canada-dollar-oil-price/




Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This

http://www.talkmarkets.com/content/us-markets/guess-what-happened-the-last-time-the-price-of-oil-crashed-like-this?post=53841&utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=referral




IF AT FIRST YOU FAIL MISERABLY & BLOW UP THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM, DO IT AGAIN
http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/12/09/if-at-first-you-fail-miserably-blow-up-the-financial-system-do-it-again/



Shutdown Averted: Wall Street Divides Lawmakers

http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/12/11/shutdown-looms-wall-street-divides-lawmakers/?intcmp=us_topics

31 minute mark for my comments about the big banks and the spin doctoring of the legislation


Congressional liberals rebelled Wednesday against a must-pass spending bill that would keep the government open past midnight Thursday, complaining that it would roll back critical limits on Wall Street and sharply increase the influence of wealthy campaign donors.
Washington Post:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/warren-leads-liberal-democrats-rebellion-over-provisions-in-1-trillion-spending-bill/2014/12/10/c5c915e4-80b5-11e4-9f38-95a187e4c1f7_story.html


The Democrats also are furious at how the provision was inserted into the 1,603-page spending bill. They have branded it a last-minute "backroom" maneuver, engineered at the behest of bank industry lobbyists.

Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/why-rift-derivatives-blocking-us-budget-bill-190812632--finance.html


Wall Street moves in for the kill
"....Wall Street is moving to consolidate its wins.
This week its allies were trying to kill a Dodd/Frank provision designed to reduce the need for future big-bank bailouts. Negotiators seeking to avert a government shutdown had inserted a provision into the compromise agreement which would once again allow the country’s too-big-to-fail banks to gamble on derivatives – the exotic financial instruments which helped precipitate the last crisis – with funds that are insured by taxpayers."


Press TV: 
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/10/389685/wall-street-moves-in-for-the-kill/



"....House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement the bill is a good one he hopes Congress will pass.
“It protects jobs, it stops wasteful spending. In fact, we’ve now reduced overall discretionary spending some $176 billion since the 2010 fiscal year…it’s a good bill and I think it reflects the people’s priorities,” he said in a statement."


Fox News:  http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/12/11/shutdown-looms-wall-street-divides-lawmakers/?intcmp=us_topics


Furthermore, the lists of so-called deregulatory policies typically offered as evidence of crisis-inducing financial market deregulation are nothing of the sort. Instead, they simply demonstrate that Congress made many changes to pre-existing regulations. That’s not deregulation....
...And if they really do stand for limited government, the perfect place to start is by shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored housing firms that played a central role in the 2008 crisis.....
...That approach would have shut down Fannie and Freddie, but it also would have replaced them with companies explicitly guaranteed by taxpayers. Somehow, this was supposed to be an improvement over the old system, where Fannie and Freddie enjoyed implicit taxpayer backing.
To this day, the two companies remain under government control and virtually untouched by any of the added regulations or capital requirements Dodd-Frank forced on private firms.


http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/11/repeal-dodd-frank-and-end-too-big-to-fail


IF AT FIRST YOU FAIL MISERABLY & BLOW UP THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM, DO IT AGAIN
Fannie and Freddie officially approve 3% down payment mortgages (for 1st time homebuyers and lower incomes)
Here we go again! Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have now officially approved 3% down payment mortgages.


http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/12/09/if-at-first-you-fail-miserably-blow-up-the-financial-system-do-it-again/



Here's what's tucked in the spending bill - cnn list
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/10/politics/policy-riders-spending-bill/index.html?hpt=hp_t1





Senate Push on Final Spending Bill Thwarted by Disputes

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-13/senate-push-on-final-spending-bill-thwarted-by-disputes.html




China's role in the Silver paper market: The Art of War 
http://www.removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/12/chinas-role-in-silver-paper-market-art.html



Thursday, 11 December 2014

Transpicuous News, Dec 9th 2014: How NOT to balance your Checkbook

Welcome to Transpicuous News for December 9th, 2014. Today we're going to take a look at who's spending what money, that they didn't have in the first place, and who's not spending money, that they don't have, but we are being told they do have it!  Confused?  So is the main stream media!

Media lies, government corruption, and make believe money is the focus of this weeks TN show.

http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-5-how-not-to-balance-your-checkbook/


 


LINKS FOR THIS WEEKS SHOW



President Obama Reminds Americans Of The Threat Of Ebola (& The Need To Spend $6 Billion To Fix It) - Live Feed

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-02/president-obama-reminds-americans-threat-ebola-need-spend-6-billion-fix-it-live-feed





North Korea accuses US of spreading Ebola and choosing Africa as a bio-weapon testing ground
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-accuses-us-of-spreading-ebola-and-choosing-africa-as-a-bioweapon-testing-ground-9897529.html



Novartis flu vaccine suspended in Italy after deaths

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/11260225/Novartis-flu-vaccine-suspended-in-Italy-after-deaths.html



CDC admits that the Flu Vaccine Does NOT work.
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/12/cdc-admits-that-flu-vaccine-does-not.html




Child porn possessors to be medically treated, not punished – UK police overwhelmed

http://rt.com/uk/211803-radical-reform-child-abuse/






Right to piracy? Court orders France to pay €10K to Somali pirates – for violation of their rights

http://rt.com/news/211739-pirates-damages-somali-violation/





Black Friday Fizzles With Consumers as Sales Fall 11%

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/black-friday-fizzles-consumers-sales-050100643.html




"the economy is too strong for shopper to need a deal"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-03/clearly-negative-signal-bofa-shows-thanksgiving-spending-was-biggest-dud-lehman




Ponzi: Treasury Issues $1T in New Debt in 8 Weeks—To Pay Old Debt

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/terence-p-jeffrey/ponzi-treasury-issues-1t-new-debt-8-weeks-pay-old-debt




Congressmen admit to not reading NDAA before voting for it: 'I trust the leadership'
http://rt.com/usa/211879-ndaa-congress-read-bills/



5 Remarkable Figures Buried In A $585 Billion, 1600 Page Defense Spending Bill
http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/12/04/3599827/defense-bill/

Here are some key foreign policy figures from 1,648 page bill:


$24 million: The amount available to for construction and property acquisition at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

$351 million: The amount available to Israel in order to enhance and expand its “Iron Dome” rocket defense system.
This allocation would double the amount offered to Israel for its defense system last year.

$2.9 billion: The amount available to the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense.
This is down from $5.8 billion which was allocated to the country’s defense department last year. The United States will only have a maximum of 10,000 troops in Afghanistan by the end of this year as part of its security agreement with Afghanistan.

$1.6 billion: The amount available to “train and equip” Iraqi security forces.

$75 million: The amount available to support the government of Ukraine.
Not a single mention was made of Ukraine in the last defense spending bill, but with nearly 4,500 killed in the conflict there since April, a lot has changed in a year.



House Approves Bill to Give Apache Lands to Foreign Corporation
http://lastrealindians.com/house-approves-bill-to-give-apache-lands-to-foreign-corporation/




Government Loans To Small Business Turn Into Boondoggle

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/120214-728725-sba-under-fire-for-lending-billions-to-questionable-businesses.htm#ixzz3Kv4Ap3KP
US tax reform?  small businesses?  Watch Closely!




Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's election gamble puts policies on the line

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/01/world/asia/japan-election-walkup/index.html?hpt=hp_t5





Abe Re-Election Bid Seen Unfazed by Japan’s Deepening Recession

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-08/abe-re-election-bid-seen-unfazed-by-japan-s-deepening-recession.html





Swedish PM Calls for New Election Next Year After Budget Failure

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-02/sweden-s-pm-says-he-may-step-down-as-budget-fails-to-win-support.html








With Its Gold "Vaporized", A Furious Ukraine Turns On Its Central Bankers

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-02/its-gold-vaporized-furious-ukraine-turns-its-central-bankers




London Streets Paved With Platinum in $6 Billion Push by Veolia

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-03/london-streets-paved-with-platinum-in-6-billion-push-by-veolia.html




Venezuela ‘seizing’ diamonds, precious metals to boost reserves
http://rt.com/business/211735-venezuela-foreign-reserves-diamonds/





ECB Seen Triggering 50% Jump in Asset-Backed Bond Sales

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-03/ecb-seen-triggering-50-jump-in-asset-backed-bond-sales.html


The "Independent" Financial Bubble Media Explained (In 1 Paragraph)

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-03/independent-financial-bubble-media-explained-1-paragraph














Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Transpicuous News Dec 10 2014: The Gold Special Report




Good afternoon everyone, and Welcome to Transpicuous News.  Today we are going to do a special report on GOLD.

Some of the topics that I will be discussing in todays report will be:



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Gold Manipulation: Transparency at it's Finest!

As a precursor to my coming Gold Report, Please watch this video- this is absolutely TRANSPARENCY at it's finest!!


Transpicuous New ep 4: Kissing bugs, Belly dancing, and the Chinese Circus comes to town

Good Day everyone and Welcome to Transpicuous News, episode 4.  This week we are going to talk about the "New Aids", Christine Lagard's belly dancing offer, where to stuff your money,  what happens when someone decides to mint their own solid gold coins, and watching the Chinese circus come to town- coming soon to a country near you!!




http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-4-kissing-bugs-belly-dancing-and-the-chinese-circus-comes-to-town/




A Disease Doctors Call A 'Silent Killer' Is Spread By Bugs That Bite Your Face In The Night — And It's Emerging In The US
http://www.businessinsider.com/chagas-kissing-bug-disease-in-texas-2014-11#ixzz3IzIhC4M3



Almost half the population may be infected with a mysterious virus that makes people stupid
http://www.naturalnews.com/047605_stupid_virus_cognitive_function_gene_expression.html

http://www.pnas.org/content/111/45/16106.abstract


47 already dead in Madagascar plague outbreak
http://rt.com/news/208843-deaths-madagascar-plague-outbreak/



Tanzania’s Masai face homeland eviction…so Dubai royals can hunt
http://rt.com/news/206063-tanzania-masai-people-eviction/



No sun in California? Lack of light hinders revolutionary solar plant
http://rt.com/usa/206551-solar-plant-production-california/



US, Canada & Ukraine vote against Russia’s anti-Nazism resolution at UN
http://rt.com/news/207899-un-anti-nazism-resolution/


UN official vote report

http://www.un.org/en/ga/third/69/docs/voting_sheets/L56.Rev1.pdf



OPEC may decide to give Iraq, Iran, and Libya immunity from oil supply cut
http://rt.com/business/208719-opec-immunity-iraq-iran/


It’s Most Wonderful Time of Year for Retail Job Seekers
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-26/it-s-most-wonderful-time-of-year-for-retail-job-seekers.html


Exclusive: Export-Import Bank admits errors in small biz data
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-usa-trade-exim-idUSKCN0IX24V20141113


Bank of Canada mulling ‘potential merits’ of issuing e-money
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/bank-of-canada-mulling-%E2%80%98potential-merits%E2%80%99-of-issuing-e-money/ar-BBdyUyj


New York Fed Didn't Want Goldman Sachs to Embarrass Itself
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-11-21/new-york-fed-didn-t-want-goldman-sachs-to-embarrass-itself


BRICS say failure to enact IMF reforms damages institution’s legitimacy
http://rt.com/business/205791-brics-concern-imf-reform/


IMF chief Christine Lagarde promises 'belly-dance' if US endorses Fund's reforms
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/imf-chief-promises-belly-dance-if-us-endorses-reforms-114101000085_1.html



Australia’s China Trade Deal Set to Boost Exports Beyond Mining
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-16/australia-s-china-trade-deal-set-to-boost-exports-beyond-mining.html


China, Mexico eye $7.4 billion in investment funds
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-china-mexico-idUSKCN0IX0IF20141113


Russia’s biggest bank launches financing in Chinese yuan
http://rt.com/business/206583-sberbank-finance-chinese-yuan/

Russia-China trading settlements in yuan increases 800%
http://rt.com/business/207703-ruble-yuan-trade-turnover/


Cash Under Mattress May Be Better Than G-20 Bank: Opening Line
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-11-13/cash-under-mattress-may-be-better-than-g-20-bank-opening-line


Bank deposits will soon no longer be considered money but paper investments
http://www.examiner.com/article/bank-deposits-will-soon-no-longer-be-considered-money-but-paper-investments


US Deposits In Perspective: $25 Billion In Insurance, $9,283 Billion In Deposits; $297,514 Billion In Derivatives
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-19/us-deposits-perspective-25-billion-insurance-9283-billion-deposits-297514-billion-de


How Cyprus Exposed The Fundamental Flaw Of Fractional Reserve Banking
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-31/visualization-modern-fractional-reserve-banking-and-how-cyprus-fits


ISIS Unveils Its New Gold-Backed Currency To Remove Itself From "The Oppressors' Money System"
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-13/isis-unveils-its-new-gold-backed-currency-remove-itself-oppressors-money-system


Islamic State Mints Coins as Jihadis Develop Trappings of Power
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-13/islamic-state-says-to-issue-coins-on-baghdadi-s-orders.html


List of mints
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mints

Why the new ISIS currency is doomed
http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/14/investing/isis-currency-doomed/index.html?iid=TL_Popular&hpt=hp_t3








Saturday, 22 November 2014

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Transpicuous News Ep “Welcome to the Circus: Big Banks Dog and Pony Show”

Transpicuous News, November 14, 2014. This weeks review of the main stream media news, and delving into the ridiculousness of the global economic and political circus.




http://the-one-network.org/transpicuous-news-ep-welcome-to-the-circus-big-banks-dog-and-pony-show/


U.S. POWER SHIFT
Republicans take control of Senate
 the advisory panel. They also warned that the expansion would threaten the Fourth Amendment's strict limitations on government search and seizures, and allow the FBI to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries.

Big companies disclose too little on operations abroad: watchdog
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/05/us-business-transparency-idUSKBN0IP0C620141105
 The world's biggest companies disclose little or no financial details about their operations abroad, according to a report by Transparency International, which singled out Chinese companies but pointed to U.S. tech giants like Amazon (AMZN.O) and Google (GOOGL.O) as well....Warren Buffet's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N) was ranked the sixth least transparent multinational,....
Transparency said the world's biggest oil, gas and mining companies were not yet ready for transparency rules that would enter into force across the European Union from July 2015.
Those regulations require extractive companies to report payments such as taxes to governments on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis. In the United States, similar measures are planned, but implementation has been delayed.

Canada's Head Central Banker Has A Modest Proposal: "You Should Consider Working For Free"
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-04/canadas-head-central-banker-has-modest-proposal-you-should-consider-working-free
How bad are things in Canada’s job market? Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says bad enough for young people to consider working for free.
Adult children stuck in their parents’ basements because they can’t find adequate employment should take unpaid work to bolster résumés as they wait for the recovery to take hold, Poloz said Monday in Toronto.
The Bank of Canada estimates about 200,000 young people want to work or work more, and Poloz said they may be scarred by prolonged unemployment that prevents them from moving out on their own. He said he’s been asked for advice on how young people can find work.

Chinese, Canadian central banks agree to 200 bln yuan currency swap
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/china-says-icbc-yuan-clearing-bank-canada-081837237--business.html


Canada police deploy facial recognition tech
http://rt.com/news/203035-canada-police-facial-recognition/

Pssst!  They've been doing this for years!  The change is that they are now doing it "in house"  instead of having the US do it for them.


Parliament to debate ‘money creation’, first time in 170 years
http://rt.com/uk/202923-uk-parliament-future-money/
 “most MPs lack a sufficient understanding of money creation, leaving them ill-equipped to legislate on important policy.”

New Economics Foundation senior economist James Meadway said the last time the issue of money creation was debated in parliament was in 1844, where politicians “stopped banks issuing their own currencies,” leading to an economic crash three years later.
“The crash of 2008 drummed home the point that we cannot just leave the institutions that look after our money to their own devices. How banks operate, and how money is created and supplied by them, are so central to the economy – but so dysfunctional – that widening public debate and discussion of the money system has to be a good thing,” he said.
“That said, the last time Parliament debated money creation, it managed to come to entirely the wrong answer – following conventional economic theory at the time, Robert Peel's Bank Charter Act in 1844 stopped banks issuing their own currency.
“When a banking crisis erupted anyway in 1847, the Act had to be suspended to allow the system to continue functioning at all.”




First world war 100 years on
UK bonds that financed first world war to be redeemed 100 years later
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/31/uk-first-world-war-bonds-redeemed
The UK government is to repay part of the nation’s first world war debt – 100 years since the start of the war.
As Europe marks the centenary of the Great War, the Treasury said it would pay off £218m from a 4% consolidated loan next February, as part of a redemption of bonds stretching as far back as the 18th century.

In addition to the war bonds, some of the debt being repaid dates as far back as the eighteenth century. In 1853, William Gladstone, then chancellor, consolidated the capital stock of the South Sea Company which had collapsed in the infamous South Sea Bubble financial crisis of 1720. And in 1888, then chancellor, George Goschen, converted bonds first issued in 1752 which were later used to finance the Napoleonic and Crimean wars, the Slavery Abolition Act (1835) and the Irish Distress Loan (1847).

$3.8bn in UK aid for developing states 'routed through tax havens'
http://rt.com/uk/202091-uk-aid-tax-avoidance/
Over two-thirds of investments by the private-sector wing of the UK's foreign aid program were funneled through tax havens in 2013, a report reveals. Since 2000, the UK government
The network is comprised of 48 NGOs from 18 different EU states that campaign on development, tax justice, and other financial issues.
The research reveals how billions of euros, supposedly intended for projects in developing states, are being channeled through tax havens that are “shrouded in secrecy.”

Cayman Islands premier McKeeva Bush arrested
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-20679259


BREAKING: 51 arrested in raids across Spain in massive anti-corruption crackdown
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2014/10/27/breaking-former-government-minister-among-51-arrested-in-massive-anti-corruption-crackdown/


Exclusive - Central bankers to challenge Draghi on ECB leadership style
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/04/uk-ecb-governors-idUKKBN0IO1H020141104


ECB's new watchdog takes over EU banks supervision
http://rt.com/business/202143-ecb-watchdog-supervise-banks/


... which is basically puttting the cat in charge of guarding the cat nip.  seirously.


€9bn wasted: EU fails own budget audit after misspending ‘errors’
http://rt.com/business/202563-eu-budget-errors-audit/

which put me in mind of  the movie Independence Day, when julius says to the President:   "You don't actually think they spend $20,000 on a hammer, $30,000 on a toilet seat, do you?"


It Begins: German Bank 'Charging' Negative Interest To Its Retail Customers
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-04/it-begins-german-bank-charging-negative-interest-its-retail-customers

GOLD AND "ASSETS"



New Currency Wars Cometh - Gold To Be “Last Man Standing”
www.goldcore.com/goldcore_blog/New_Currency_Wars_Cometh_Gold_To_Be_Last_Man_Standing


Now ISIS wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins announced in Iraqi mosques
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2829097/Now-ISIS-wants-introduce-currency-Plans-bring-solid-gold-silver-dinar-coins-announced-Iraqi-mosques.html


The Council Of Foreign Relations Apologizes For The "Greenspan Glitch"
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-10/council-foreign-relations-apologizes-greenspan-glitch

"Last week, we brought to the public's attention a controversial 'missing' section from the official transcript of Alan Greenspan's interview last with the Council of Foreign Relations where he dared utter his honest opinion that, "Gold is a currency. It is still, by all evidence, a premier currency. No fiat currency, including the dollar, can match it." Well, it turns out the reason for the practically heterical section's omission was "a glitch in the live stream" and CFR has apologized and posted the full transcript. Interesting coincidence that this gold-loving, Bernanke-denying section was the only one to be hit by the 'glitch'; we are confident it's mere coincidence..."

Because Nothing Says "Best Execution" Like Dumping $1.5 Billion In Gold Futures At 0030ET
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-05/because-nothing-says-best-execution-dumping-15-billion-gold-futures-0030et
"For the 5th day in a row, "someone" has decided that 0030ET would be an appropriate time ... to be dumping large amounts of precious metals positions via the futures market. Tonight, with over 13,000 contracts being flushed through Gold - amounting to over $1.5 billion notional, gold prices tumbled $20 to $1151 (its lowest level since April 2010). Silver is well through $16 and back at Feb 2010 lows. The USDollar is also surging. The timing of the dump is right as Japanese trading breaks for lunch

Gold prices swoon, coin sales surge as buyers seek bargains
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/05/us-global-coins-demand-idUKKBN0IP0W520141105
"A sharp break in gold prices to their lowest levels in more than four years has unleashed a surge in demand for coins, with buyers in Germany queueing out the door and some U.S. investors returning to the market for the first time in years.
Coin dealers and mints from North America to Europe are reporting a surge in coins and small bars that are favored by retail investors, after spot gold on Friday broke below a key technical support at $1,180 an ounce. It was the biggest buying binge since April 2013, when prices fell by $200 in two days.

BANKING


Nigerian Banks’ Depressed Prices Attract Bargain-Hunters
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-05/nigerian-banks-depressed-prices-attract-bargain-hunters.html

Bank Of America Finds It Did Some More Crime In Q3, Revises Previously Released Earnings Lower By $400 Million
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-06/bank-america-finds-it-did-some-more-crime-q3-revises-previously-released-earnings-lo

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com/2014/11/meet-jpmorgan-chases-worst-nightmare.html


JPMorgan Faces U.S. Criminal Probe Into Currency Trading
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-03/jpmorgan-faces-u-s-criminal-probe-into-foreign-exchange-trading.html

Virginia Sues 13 Banks for $1.15 Billion Alleging Fraud
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-16/virginia-sues-13-banks-for-1-15-billion-alleging-fraud.html

Libor Fixing
http://www.propublica.org/special/your-guide-to-the-latest-efforts-to-hold-big-banks-accountable

Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-20/forex-rigging-fines-could-hit-41-billion-globally-citi.html

U.S. Prosecutor Masterminded $37 Billion Bank Penalty Win
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-07/u-s-prosecutor-masterminded-37-billion-bank-penalty-win.html

UBS Adds $2Bn to Its Litigation Warchest as Regulators Sharpen Their Sabres - See more at: http://forexmagnates.com/ubs-adds-2bn-litigation-warchest-regulators-sharpen-sabres/#sthash.epuawhmM.dpuf

Too Big to Tax: Settlements Are Tax Write-Offs for Banks
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/11/07/giant-penalties-are-giant-tax-write-offs-wall-street-279993.html


Homework Reading:


The Big Banks: Fraud, LIBOR, FOREX, Money Laundering, Ponzi schemes.....
http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-big-banks-fraud-libor-forex-money.html



The Last Gasp Of The Global Economy
http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-last-gasp-of-global-economy.html


QE for Dummies
Understanding the most outlandish monetary experiment ever
http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/80790/qe-for-dummies



No Tax Write-Offs for Wall Street Wrongdoing
http://uspirg.org/resources/usp/no-tax-write-offs-wall-street-wrongdoing


The Corporate Research Project
http://www.corp-research.org/


Crimes, Fines, and Abuses by the World’s Top Corporations
compiled for The Transnational Institute’s State of
Power 2014
http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/download/corporate_planet_crimes_and_fines_website_table_with_sources.pdf


A List of the Biggest Bank Settlements
http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/06/23/a-list-of-the-biggest-bank-settlements/