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2012-12-01: Assange to RT: Entire nations intercepted online, key turned to totalitarian rule;
2012-12-02: Technology giants at war: Another game of thrones;
2012-12-03: USA: Our Collapsing Economy and Currency;
2012-12-04: Do monetary statistics take account of securitisation;
2012-12-05: Why the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam, with James Galbraith;
2012-12-06: Wolf Richter: New Rules For Life Insurers;
2012-12-07: Deutsche Bank whistleblowers: Former staff reveal $12bn crisis cover-up;
2012-12-08: Tax evasions in different countries;
2012-12-09: Of Activism, Armchair Activism and Cynicism;
2012-12-09: Mariage forcé et excision: Vers de nouveaux délits dans le Code Pénal;
2012-12-10: Leveson’s Punch and Judy Show on the Press Masks Hacking on an Unimaginable Scale;
2012-12-11: limits to growth: humanity is still on the way to destroying itself;
2012-12-12: Deutsche Bank Didn’t Ignore Losses of LSS Trade;
2012-12-13: Italian politics: Mario Monti’s resignation;
2012-12-14: latest videos on RTNN about current economic concerns;
2012-12-15: US Federal Reserve expands quantitative easing;
2012-12-15: Kernfusion: Energie aus dem Wasserglas?
2012-12-16: The Ascent of Money;
2012-12-17: Banker’s drug trade: too big to fail, too big to jail?
2012-12-17: 2 Vortragsvideos mit Andreas Popp;
2012-12-18: Systemic Risks in Global Banking;
2012-12-18: Freie Energie;
2012-12-19: Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy;
2012-12-20: to big for jail;
2012-12-20: von Krisen, Crash und anderen Fallen;
2012-12-21: The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble;
2012-12-21: Geld und der Rest von uns;
2012-12-22: Tibetiya by Oliver Shanti;
2012-12-22: Volker Pispers auf YouTube;
2012-12-23: world banker – goldman sachs – big money …;
2012-12-23: Griechenlandhilfe;
2012-12-24: The Stealing of Our American Indian Children;
2012-12-25: Conspiracy Theories vs. the Real World of Financial Crime;
2012-12-26: After Michigan: A Proposed Path Forward For The Labor Movement;
2012-12-27: Germany: A Dose of Its Own Medicine;
2012-12-27: déjà en 2006: l’escroquerie monétaire mondiale;
2012-12-28: Anti-Gravity, Free Energy …;
2012-12-29: Margaret Thatcher’s role in plan to dismantle welfare state revealed;
2012-12-30: USA: Democrats, Republicans Prepare Major Cuts in Workers’ Wages, Benefits;
2012-12-31: The Final Battle: Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA.

The Final Battle: Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA

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Published on ZNet (first on Truthdig), by Chris Hedges, December 27, 2012 (linked with still about NDAA, on HBB blog).

Over the past year I and other plaintiffs including Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg have pressed a lawsuit in the federal courts to nullify Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This egregious section, which permits the government to use the military to detain U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers, could have been easily fixed by Congress.   Continue Reading…

USA: Democrats, Republicans Prepare Major Cuts in Workers’ Wages, Benefits

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Published on Global Research.ca (first on World Socialist Website WSWS), by Patrick Martin, December 28, 2012.

Four days before the New Year triggers a series of tax increases and budget cuts, both the Obama administration and congressional leaders are whipping up a crisis atmosphere to justify attacks on the social benefits and living standards of working people.  Continue Reading…

Margaret Thatcher’s role in plan to dismantle welfare state revealed

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Newly released Downing Street documents show Tory cabinet considered compulsory charges for schooling and end to NHS – Published on The Guardian, by Alan Travis, Dec. 28, 2012.

Margaret Thatcher and her chancellor Sir Geoffrey Howe were behind a politically toxic plan in 1982 to dismantle the welfare state, newly released Downing Street documents show. She later attempted to distance herself from the plans after what was described as a “riot” in her cabinet.   Continue Reading…

Anti-Gravity, Free Energy …

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find on MrAnguswangus-Channel 92 related short videos, as:

… and some Economic Links:   Continue Reading…

déjà en 2006: l’escroquerie monétaire mondiale

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… si, à l’époque, on aurait voulu en prendre note – Publié dans Economy and Society, par Eberhard Hamer, professeur à l’institut des classes moyennes de Hanovre, dans Horizons et débats, August 27, 2006.

Germany: A Dose of Its Own Medicine

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Schäuble’s Secret Austerity Plan for Germany – Published on Spiegel Online International, by Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga, Dezember 24, 2012  (Photo-Gallery – Translated from the German by Paul Cohen).

The German government and opposition are pledging higher benefits for pensioners, families and the long-term unemployed ahead of elections next year, but Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is secretly planning cutbacks to prepare for a weakening economy and possible fallout from the euro crisis … // Continue Reading…

After Michigan: A Proposed Path Forward For The Labor Movement

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Published on Worker’s Action/Labor, December 19, 2012.

… When on December 11, 2012 ─ a day that will certainly live in infamy ─ Michigan became the 24th state in the country to adopt “right-to-work,” it sparked a long overdue and urgently needed debate on the future of the labor movement. Two things we know for sure, especially after this latest defeat: first, corporate America is out for blood in its campaign to weaken, undermine and destroy the labor movement and, second, labor’s fightback strategy to date has been inadequate to stem the tide and beat back the assaults.  Continue Reading…

Conspiracy Theories vs. the Real World of Financial Crime

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… Bankers Face Prosecution For Conspiracy – Published on Global Research.ca, by Danny Schechter, December 23, 2012.

When most mainstream media outlets discuss conspiracy theories, it is usually to debunk the views of dissenting and critical thinkers who are routinely denounced as simplistic, paranoid or worse.

You have frequently seen the mantra questioning their motives and conclusions as if the idea of people or officials acting together covertly to advance their interests in illegal ways is something new in history.   Continue Reading…

The Stealing of Our American Indian Children

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Published on Indian Country, by Donna Ennis, Dec. 22, 2012.

Thinking a lot lately about Baby Veronica and how it came to be that this Native child was placed with white adoptive parents. I have been thinking that the dominant culture values of possession and ownership are so strong that it leads to a sense of entitlement even when it comes to a child’s life. In this way of thinking you simply need to want something so badly that you can employ any means available to obtain/possess it.   Continue Reading…

Griechenlandhilfe

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Griechenlandhilfe: Rede im Bundestag von Sahra Wagenknecht über den Umgang mit unserem Geld, 30. November 2012, 12.34 min, von SuedDeutschandCrew am 30. Nov. 2012 hochgeladen;

weitere Links zum Thema Geld:

world banker – goldman sachs – big money … Bankgeheimnis

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Volker Pispers auf YouTube

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Tibetiya by Oliver Shanti

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Geld und der Rest von uns

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The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble

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Published on Global Research.ca, by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 17, 2012.

The “fiscal cliff” is another hoax designed to shift the attention of policymakers, the media, and the attentive public, if any, from huge problems to small ones.

The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts and tax increases in order to reduce the deficit by an insignificant amount over ten years if Congress takes no action itself to cut spending and to raise taxes.  In other words, the “fiscal cliff” is going to happen either way.   Continue Reading…

von Krisen, Crash und anderen Fallen

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to big for jail

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  • Horrible Injustice: HSBC Above Laws, Woman Gets Life Sentence, 8.13 min, uploaded on YouTube by TheYoungTurks TYT, Dec 14, 2012: “HSBC will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by U.S. federal and state authorities, reports CBS News. The financial institution was in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act and the Trading With the Enemy Act. The U.S. probe found transfers of billions of dollars on behalf of nations such as Iran, which is under international sanctions, and is often believed to funnel money to such groups as Hamas. There were also transfers through HSBC’s U.S. division by Mexican drug cartels … (full text);
  • Sign our Petition to Free Stephanie George;
  • Where is Justice for Stephanie George? 6.30 min, uploaded by TheYoungTurks TYT, Dec 14, 2012;
  • KEISER REPORT; HSBC Too Big To Jail, 25.45 min, uploaded on YouTube by WorldConflictReport, Dec 13, 2012: In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at HSBC being fined rather than criminally charged in order to avoid destabilizing the system, while JP Morgan and others are being sued for about a trillion in bad mortgages investors were duped into buying …;
  • or in a small video: too big for jail, 2.21 min, uploaded by ABCnews, Dec 11, 2012;
  • A Student Scholarly Lunch with UVA Law Professor Brandon Garrett, 37.20 min, uploaded by UVALawSchool, Nov 19, 2012: At a student scholarly lunch, University of Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett discusses a draft chapter from “Too Big to Jail,” his forthcoming book about how corporations are prosecuted.

Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy

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  • Interest free economy, 6.38 min, uploaded by POiUChampion, April 8, 2010;
  • Interest, 30.16 min, uploaded by dimitrid, Oct. 31, 2011: Professor Dr. Margrit Kennedy describes how flaws in the money system cost us all about 40% extra for everything – interest costs. Interview by Dimitri Devyatkin;
  • Changes in the money system, 34.54 min, (with Charles Eisenstein and Prof. Margrit Kennedy), uploaded by mysticatv, August 25, 2012: Why is money so important in our life? Money is designed to always grow. It is an eco to the scientific program, to master the world. In the last four years people were looking out more than ever for new solutions in our economic system. The american author Charles Eisenstein and the german money expert Prof. Margrit Kennedy, who have known each other for a few years and met for the first time on our convention in munich are having a discussion here about the way we think of money … (full text);   Continue Reading…

Freie Energie

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Video mit Prof. Dr. Claus Turtur, 54.09 min, von RathausCafe am 12. Dezember 2012 hochgeladen.

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Systemic Risks in Global Banking

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what available data can tell us and what more data are needed? – Published on naked capitalism, by Eugenio Cerutti, Stijn Claessens, and Patrick McGuire, December 16, 2012.

The starting point for systemic risk analysis for a single-country is typically the banking system1. A systemic risk analysis involves the use of disaggregated national bank data, including information on the composition of banks’ asset and liabilities, maturity and currency mismatches, and other balance sheet and income metrics.  Continue Reading…

2 Vortragsvideos mit Andreas Popp

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von WissensmanufakturNET hochgeladen:

Banker’s drug trade: too big to fail, too big to jail?

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Published on ROARmag.org, by Andrew Marshall, December 16, 2012.

HSBC just got away with knowingly laundering billions of dollars for global drug cartels, simply because regulators consider the bank too big to fail.

In what the New York Times declared as a dark day for the rule of law on December 11, 2012, HSBC, the world’s second largest bank, failed to be indicted for extensive criminal activities in laundering money to and from regimes under sanctions, Mexican drug cartels, and terrorist organizations (including al-Qaeda).  Continue Reading…

The Ascent of Money

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Watch this video: A Financial History of The World, by Niall Ferguson, Epsd. 1-5 (Full Documentary), 240.15 min, uploaded by DayInTheLifeOfRTB, 7 Nov 2011: Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. (See also the Website of Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., full of related best links).

Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil.  Continue Reading…

Kernfusion: Energie aus dem Wasserglas?

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US Federal Reserve expands quantitative easing

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Published on WSWS, by Andre Damon, Dec. 14, 2012.

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday a significant expansion of its bond-buying program and low-interest-rate policy, in a move aimed at propping up the assets of the banks and super-rich amid signs of an intensification of the world economic crisis.    Continue Reading…

latest videos on RTNN about current economic concerns

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by Paul Jay:

Italian politics: Mario Monti’s resignation

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Published on The Economist, Dec. 9, 2012.

However understandable his decision, Mario Monti’s announcement of his intention to resign as prime minister will inflict serious, short-term damage. It means his government will come to an end in a premature, probably disorderly and possibly chaotic fashion.   Continue Reading…

Deutsche Bank Didn’t Ignore Losses of LSS Trade

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… It Went Through the Mother of All Canadian Restructurings – Published on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, December 11, 2012.

A default position among what passes for finance cognoscenti in the blogosphere is to argue that media stories pointing up bank improprieties are making a mountain out of a molehill. The form of the argument is usually, “If you only understood XYZ technical issue, this is not such a big deal.” Now that isn’t to say that position is wrong; we’ve more than occasionally made just that type of argument. But if you are going to go that route, it’s incumbent on you to take account of the relevant background; otherwise, whether you intend to or not, your argument can wind up being the equivalent of “Look, over there!”   Continue Reading…

limits to growth: humanity is still on the way to destroying itself

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Published on Spiegel Online International, Interview with author Dennis Meadows conducted by Markus Becker, Nov. 7, 2012.

In 1972, environmental guru Dennis Meadows predicted in his seminal study “The Limits to Growth” that the world was heading toward an economic collapse. Forty years on, he tells SPIEGEL ONLINE that nothing he has seen since has made him change his mind.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Professor Meadows, 40 years ago you published “The Limits to Growth” together with your wife and colleagues, a book that made you the intellectual father of the environmental movement. The core message of the book remains valid today: Humanity is ruthlessly exploiting global resources and is on the way to destroying itself. Do you believe that the ultimate collapse of our economic system can still be avoided?   Continue Reading…

Leveson’s Punch and Judy Show on the Press Masks Hacking on an Unimaginable Scale

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Published on Dissident Voice, by John Pilger, December 8, 2012.

In the week Lord Leveson published almost a million words about his inquiry into the “culture, practice and ethics” of Britain’s corporate press, two illuminating books about media and freedom were also published. Their contrast with the Punch and Judy show staged by Leveson is striking.

For 36 years, Project Censored, based in California, has documented critically important stories unreported or suppressed by the media most US people watch or read.    Continue Reading…

Mariage forcé et excision: Vers de nouveaux délits dans le Code Pénal

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Publié dans leFigaro, le 27 nov. 2012.

Le gouvernement souhaite introduire dans le Code pénal de nouveaux délits pour mieux réprimer certaines formes de violence contre les femmes: le mariage forcé, ainsi que « l’incitation » à des mutilations sexuelles, a annoncé la ministre des Droits des femmes Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.

La ministre a indiqué que le gouvernement préparait “les modifications du code pénal nécessaires pour interdire la contrainte au mariage qui n’est pas encore un délit autonome en droit français, ainsi que l’incitation à subir une mutilation génitale”, lors d’un colloque sur les mutilations sexuelles féminines à Paris organisé par le GAMS (Groupe pour l’abolition des mutilations sexuelles féminines).  Continue Reading…

Of Activism, Armchair Activism and Cynicism

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Published on The Platform, by Raashid Riza, November 28, 2012.

It is ironic that even the best of intentions, when circumstances change, they can have unintended consequences. The man who invented the wheel, for instance, would never have expected Top Gear, where viewers are bombarded with a bit too much of Jeremy Clarkson. Likewise, social media has transcended its initial intentions … // Continue Reading…

Tax evasions in different countries

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some exemples on YouTube:

United Kingdom:

  • Guernsey Offshore Accounts Tax Evasion Scandal, 1.50 min, uploaded by publicInterests, Nov. 14, 2012: The sensational Carroll Foundation Trust billion dollars offshore tax evasion fraud scandal which is now encircling 10 Downing Street and the Conservative Party has revealed that the new explosive FBI Scotland Yard prosecution files have named the Queen’s bankers Coutts & Co in this case of international importance. Sources have confirmed that the dossiers contain forged and falsified Coutts & Co Strand bank accounts which are directly linked to Coutts Bank Guernsey wealth management offshore banking arrangements that effectively impulsed this massive tax fraud heist operation which stretches the globe over a staggering sixteen years;   Continue Reading…

Deutsche Bank whistleblowers: Former staff reveal $12bn crisis cover-up

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Published on Russia Today RT, Dec. 6, 2012.

Germany’s largest bank might have failed to admit up to $12 billion of unrealized losses during the financial crisis, as stated in a complaint filed by three former Deutsche Bank employees to the US securities regulators.   Continue Reading…

Wolf Richter: New Rules For Life Insurers

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Future Generations Have To Deal With The Financial Carnage – Published on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, DECEMBER 4, 2012.

Yves here. Most people don’t think much about the life insurance industry, precisely because it has managed to be what financial services should be: boring and safe. Insurance is particularly prone to abuse, since customers pay money up front and submit claims (or in the case of investment products, get payouts) much later.
As Wolf Richter warns us, the insurance industry just approved new rules which will allow them to keep lower reserves, which is that industry’s analogue to bank capital.  Continue Reading…

Why the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam, with James Galbraith

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Published on The Real News Network TRNN, by Paul Jay, November 30 to December 4, 2012:

Do monetary statistics take account of securitisation

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… (meta, 1 graph)? – Published on RWER Blog, by merijnknibbe, December 3, 2012.

… And none of these two bloggers seem to be even remotely aware of the role of debt and individual behaviour… talk about fiction!

To the point:

  • 1. Monetary statistics are based upon the ‘loan create deposits’ idea. Yes, the core concept of monetary statistics is the idea that money is born from debt.
  • 2. Some banks (the Monetary Financial Institutions,  MFI’s) have the remarkable right to create legal tender and (can) do so whenever somebody borrows (mortgages, overdraft, whatever). Aside: in my view this makes the borrower the active participant, the main role of the banks (though they seem to have forgotten this for some time) is to restrict borrowing to sound projects!   Continue Reading…

USA: Our Collapsing Economy and Currency

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Paul Craig Roberts, December 1, 2012.

Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used.

The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal budget deficit. The budget deficit cannot be closed because large numbers of US middle class jobs and the GDP and tax base associated with them have been moved offshore, thus reducing federal revenues.   Continue Reading…

Technology giants at war: Another game of thrones

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Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are at each other’s throats in all sorts of ways – Published on The Economist, December 1, 2012.

IT IS an epic story of warring factions in a strange and changing landscape, a tale of incursions and sieges, of plots and betrayals, of battlefield brilliance and of cunning with coin … //

… The tech industry has a history of bitter rivalries: IBM and Apple in the 1980s; Microsoft and Netscape in the 1990s. But the rivalries shaping the market today are even richer and more complicated, not least because they have a personal edge. Three of the big four are still run by men who made their billions as founder, or co-founder, of their empires—Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Larry Page and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Continue Reading…