One Bank to Rule Them All
“Gladfelder’s research proved that the top 730 shareholders control a whopping 80% of the entire revenue of transnational corporations.”
Government hides risks of controversial Help to Buy scheme
“A string of independent housing experts have publicly warned that Help to Buy, launched by George Osborne in this year’s Budget to give people a lift on to the property ladder, will overheat the housing market and “detonate a bomb” under the British economy.”
One ponzi scheme to rule them all.
Keiser Report: Airbrushing Past Failures
“Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert believe we are all Jang now! The despicable human scum that was Kim Jong Un’s now executed uncle also got the blame for someone else’s ‘uncontrollable catastrophe’ of an economy. They also look at signs of North Korea like propaganda in the UK, US and India. In the second half, Max asks Mitch Feierstein, author of Planet Ponzi, if the UK economy is anything more than farts and jet engines. They also discuss the charts which show Janet Yellen will be taking over the reigns of a bubble and why it is that a ponzi scheme cannot be tapered.”
NSA Official Says First Amendment Should Be “Reformed”
““Like expats returning from a long overseas tour, NSA staffers don’t quite comprehend how much perceptions of the agency have changed. The NSA stresses in its mission statement and corporate culture that it “protects privacy rights.”… it’s impossible to read that statement without suppressing a laugh.””
NSA protecting privacy rights by violating them.
Snowden: NSA’s indiscriminate spying ‘collapsing’
“National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he’s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of NSA documents and that the agency’s culture of indiscriminate global espionage “is collapsing.””
It is the NSA that is in engaging in espionage not Snowden engaging in espionage as the NSA claims.
The NSA and Its Partners Are Getting Hit In Their Ability to Hire and Keep Personnel … and in their Pocketbooks
Jim Grant Slams Steve Liesman “The Fed Can Change How Things Look, But Not What They Are”
“massive inflation in asset prices, art, farmland, ferraris”
Russia says Aug. 21 Syria chemical weapons attack was ‘staged’ to provoke attention
Hacktivists on Trial
“Taken together, the lesson appears to be that computer hacking for social causes and computer hacking aimed at exposing the secrets of governing elites will not be tolerated.”
We don’t have self-government, government for, by and of the people, do we ?
Investors may not want bitcoin to be a real currency
The marketplace will decide what bitcoin is.
It’s official, I’m hitched and Bitcoin can prove it. I just submitted a hash of my marriage certificate to the blockchain.
“Interesting way to use the ledger.”
Bitcoin Ideology and the Tale of Casascius Coins
“Nothing illustrates this more starkly than a physical bitcoin on a coin-shaped metal disc, which could be considered a negotiable monetary instrument in some jurisdictions. Lately, bitcoin has appreciated so much that the older 10 BTC and 25 BTC Casascius coins must now be declared to US Customs when entering or exiting the US.”
“In telephone conversations with Caldwell, he reiterated to me that the ongoing operation of his business was secondary to establishing the important freedom-to-contract principles and choice in currency principles. According to Caldwell, he took the drastic step to suspend as a precaution, however he does not believe that he is in violation of any existing laws as he is only sending empty private keys in the mail.”
Fight Over Greek Feta Blocks US-EU Trade Talks
Doesn’t this speak volumes about what is supposed to be free trade – the fact that somebody is NOT free to call feta, feta ?