Daily Archives: October 30, 2013

Grandpaw Peter Koyote – Empowerment – 30 October 2013

Uploaded on 30 October 2013 by Grandpaw Peter Koyote Wild ole man who’s got The Plan… Here’s HOW we get through, because this IS What We Do… as Humans… and Everything Else… Don’t deny, Give it a try… With Grandpaw Koyote & Friends… Music by Sandra McDougall… Used by permission.


News.va – Holy See : Eliminate Hunger Through Inclusion – 30 October 2013

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican said on Tuesday we can only eliminate hunger and food insecurity by promoting inclusion. The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt told the international body more needs to be done to stop hunger.

“By pointing out the problem of exclusion and the need for inclusion, we bring up the uncomfortable fact that hunger is not caused by the lack of sufficient food to feed every person on the planet,” he said during a UN meeting on agricultural development, food security, and nutrition. “While improvements in food production remains an important goal, food security will be achieved by all only when we change social structures and when we learn to show greater solidarity towards the poor and the hungry,” said Archbishop Chullikatt. “Hunger is not just a technical problem awaiting technological solutions. Hunger is a human problem that demands solutions based on our common humanity.”

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DealBook – Chad Bray – ING Moves Closer To Repaying State Aid – 30 October 2013


(Lucas : The story of the banks… not wanna go bust, get a bail-out from the taxpayer, enrich yourselves in between on building new profits and then sell the bailout you can see as a cheap loan from the taxpayer back and get back making huge profits on taxpayers monies that now gets privatised by a sell-off… and the game goes on…There are no ethic in this… and for future problems we now got bail ins and austerity to leverage all to humans that they even rob accounts and pensions from. We need a clean up from all financial institutions and bring them back under the control of the people and not a government, institutions like EU, FED , BIS or whatever….  back to service to humans,  the value and money was in the first place from all humans not the banks nor the (corporate) governments or whomever thinks to have a claim to what is from god/source given.)

LONDON — The Dutch financial services group ING said on Wednesday that it would pay 1.13 billion euros ($1.55 billion) to the Dutch government in November as it moves closer to repaying the state aid it received during the financial crisis.

As of its next payment on Nov. 6, ING will have repaid €8.5 billion in principal of the €10 billion it received from the Dutch government in 2008, plus an additional €2.8 billion in interest and premiums.

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DutchNews – 2015 May Be A Good Moment For ABN Amro Flotation: CEO Zalm – 30 October 2013

dutchnews-logoABN Amro chief executive Gerrit Zalm sees early 2015 as a good time to float ABN Amro on the stock exchange ‘if [the economy] really starts to grow this year and that is translated into figures’.

However, Zalm told parliament’s finance committee on Wednesday that no one would be hurt if the stock exchange launch takes place later and finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is at liberty to delay a decision.

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DutchNews – MPs Want Answers On Rabobank, Editorials Call For More Heads To Roll – 30 October 2013

dutchnews-logoJustice minister Ivo Opstelten has been urged to come clean about how much he knew about the settlement reached by Rabobank over the Libor interest rate scandal.The Dutch regulatory authorities fined Rabobank €70m for its role in the affair, just under 10% of the total fine of €774m. Rabobank admitted 30 staff were involved in manipulating interest rates between 2005 and 2011.

Read the whole story at : www.dutchnews.nl / link to original article

European Stocks Slump On German Double Whammy, US Markets “Crossed”- 30 October 2013

ZeroHedgeUS and European stock markets (and European sovereign bond markets) have been sliding since early in the European morning overnight. The blame for the weakness appears to be coming from a double-whammy in Germany. First the German government resolved to push for the financial transaction tax (despite banks rejection of the proposal – well they would wouldn’t they) and then later in the day when Germany’s emerging coalition rejected the last-best-hope for shared sacrifice (or using more of Germany’s balance sheet) – The Debt-Redemption Fund – leaving more pressure back on Draghi to save the day. Anxiety in the US is clear with VIX (and credit spreads) rising as hedgers are active – and of course, markets are broken with NASDAQ options prices ‘crossed’ acording to some sources. Continue reading

Laura Bruno – A Series Of Quotes – 30 October 2013

laura-of-the-rocksI posted the following as a reply to a comment on last night’s “Discernment” post, but I’m bumping this list of quotes from famous Marxists into its own post. No further comment from me … just FYI in the event you’ve not studied history or revolutionary strategy. Straight from the horse’s mouth, and I don’t mean Mister Ed:

“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” ~Vladimir Lenin Continue reading

Aisha North – A Short Update On The Energies – 30 October 2013

AishaNorthDear friends!

The energies have been extremely intense lately, and it is not about to quieten down either… As many of you know already, the Sun is very much a part of this, and this upcoming Sunday, we even have an eclipse coming up (Thank you for sharing this, Otmn!) And yes, we also have a Gathering on Sunday, and it seems like the timing could not have been more perfect 😉 This is what the CCs have to say about it: Continue reading

John Ward – Investigation : How Police, Military And Sovereigns Are Tooling Up For Disorder – 30 October 2013

in cameraSome things economic may be slowing down in China, but one outfit doing very well is the Hongmen company in Guangdong Province. Hongmen makes a range of crowd-control products, absolutely vital if one is to embrace the peace-loving free market mentality of neoliberalist capitalism in total….and keep anyone keen on expressing an opinion firmly in one place. Founded in 1997, the gate manufacturer has over 2,000 employees including 30 engineers. It’s also innovative, with over 150 patents to its name. Continue reading

Egypt.com – Finance Ministry Starts Procedures To Apply Minimum Wage Increase In January – 30 October 2013


The Finance Ministry has begun procedures implementing the minimum wage increase. The ministry will draft a statement in accordance with the Cabinet’s decision to increase the minimum wage to LE1200 starting January.

The ministry will request authorities to inform the ministry of the number of employees who will be included within the decision and the total amount required for each authority.

Finance Minister Ahmed Galal said the Cabinet’s decision stipulates that the minimum wage be based on the aggregate salary which includes the basic salary, bonuses and insurance rate. It will exclude other kinds of bonuses.

Read the whole story at: news.egypt.com/ link to original article