Daily Archives: January 10, 2014

DealBook – Wall Street Predicts $50 Billion Bill To Settle U.S. Mortgage Suits – 10 January 2014



Wall Street could pay nearly $50 billion to buy peace from federal authorities who are taking aim at the banks over their role in the mortgage crisis, according to interviews and a confidential analysis of the industry’s potential legal exposure.

www.dealbook.nytimes.com / link to orginal article

John Ward – Crime-Figure Fiddling: Did Johnson Put Pressure On The MET? And What Does He Know About Russian Cyber Gangs? – 10 January 2014

hoghowfingerstitleIndie’s investigation blows Hogan-Howe out of the water as Slog’s organised-crime allegations vindicated….three years on.
Theresa May or may not know WTF’s going onAs rumours circulated around Whitehall and Westminster last night about the past and future of Met Police Chief Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, London’s Independent newspaper has run two stories in 72 hours: one about fiddling crime figures (and believe me, it’s not just the Met…try Devon & Cornwall next stop) and a second about high-level access to the Met’s resources by organised crime. Continue reading

Steve Lendman – America’s Imperial Agenda – 10 January 2014

StevelendmanMajor media editors support what demands condemnation. Wall Street Journal editors are worse than most.
They endorse Washington’s imperial agenda. They believe might makes right. On January 2, they headlined “Victory in Okinawa,” saying:
“…Japanese authorities will allow the US military to relocate an air base on the strategically significant island of Okinawa.” Continue reading

James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Interview 801 – New World Next Week With James Evan Pilato – 10 January 2014

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Welcome to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Continue reading

ActivistPost – Heather Callaghan – No-Brainer Course In Derailing The Trans-Pacific Partnership – 10 January 2014

If you doLogo_activistpost-comn’t know what it is yet – that means it’s working. The secrecy, that is. But once Pandora’s Box is opened, there’s no putting anything back. It will go down in history as one of the worst, oppressive plagues to saturate the planet.

Like Spider Man trying to stop a train from going over with nothing but his strength and shooting threads; we are going to need all the Web we can get to stop the fast-tracking Trans-Pacific Partnership from running over us. Perhaps more aptly, it is a tangled web we’ll be left trapped in as prey if we do nothing.

Here’s a crash-course and the easiest approach – all guesswork removed. But first, here’s a sampling of what you can kiss goodbye if this mammoth piece of legislation goes through…

Read the whole article at:  www.activistpost.com / link to original article

ActivistPost – Organic Gardener Fined $130,000 For Growing Vegetables In His Yard – 10 January 2014

Logo_activistpost-comBy January 6, 2014 3:47 PM Odd News

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Sean Law is proud of the natural garden that he has grown over the past few years, but his neighbors are less than thrilled with the looks and effects of what they see as a messy yard. According to the Orlando Sentinel, in the past year Sean has amassed nearly $130,000 in Longwood, Florida code-enforcement fines for his yard garden because of trash, debris, weeds and overgrown grass. Sean told the station, “The city of Longwood’s been fining me for a while. The basis in city ordinance for that is what’s called the high grass and weeds ordinance and the debris, trash and debris ordinance.”

original article at: news.yahoo.com/ link to original article via www.activistpost.com / link to article

Dana Mrkich – 2 Updates – 10 January 2014

Dana Colour Pic NewNavigating through Solar Flares and other Energetic Influences
The current Solar Flare activity is coming from a sunspot on the Sun that is three times as big as Earth! The way it is facing us triggers images of a cannon that has swivelled around to give us a direct hit. Thanks Sun:)

Solar Flares and the resulting Coronal Mass Ejections push our buttons in extreme ways. We can feel immense fatigue or hyper-energised as electricity coarses through us. We can feel emotionally overwhelmed as our sensitivity meter goes to high, or we feel super-motivated as clarity washes and opens our minds and hearts. There is no right or wrong way to be feeling, you feel however you most need to feel depending on the day! Continue reading

Laura Bruno – Pity Or Respect? – 10 January 2014

laura-of-the-rocksMore Fukushima article fall-out, but thank you, “Nine,” for opening this line of discussion:

Nine says:
January 9, 2014 at 3:48 am

Dearest Jean and dearest Laura….

Is not fear maybe the best “gieger counter”……as it were….

I would think that one would explore what dear Goldwing had to say….. Continue reading

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Money as Communication: A Purposely “Non-Educational” Fallacious Video by the Atlanta Fed – 10 January 2014

MishMikeShedlockThe “macroblog” by the Atlanta Fed is promoting the concept of Money as Communication. Let’s take a look.

A textbook description of money is usually just a recitation of its functions—it acts as a store of value, a medium of exchange, and a unit of account. This definition of money is a rather hollow one (as Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota noted back in his academic days) because it tells us only what money does but doesn’t speak to the core issue—what is the problem that money solves?
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