Daily Archives: October 29, 2014

James Corbett- The Corbett Report – Gladio B: Protecting Terrorists And Stifling Investigations – 29 October 2014

JamesCorbett4Following is a transcript of the second interview in the Gladio B interview series. Listen to the audio of the interview here or watch the video in the player below:

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Payday Loan Brokers Help Themselves To UK Savers’ Accounts, Customers Outraged – 29 October 2014

RT logoBrokers linked to payday loan companies may be raiding the bank accounts of over 1 million Britons, with many being the poorest in society, the UK’s biggest banks have warned.

Natwest, one of the largest retail banking chains in Britain, said it was “inundated” with complaints from customers.

Victims claimed that brokerages, offering deals on payday loans – short term loans with very high fixed rates of interest – are extracting sums of £50 to £70 from savings accounts without informing customers first.

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Supermarket Giant Tesco Faces UK Criminal Investigation – 29 October 2014

RT logoThe Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced it is carrying out a criminal investigation into Tesco’s accounting irregularities after the supermarket overstated profits by £263 million (US$424.7 million).

The UK’s accountancy regulator, the Financial Reporting Council, is also monitoring the supermarket.

Confirming the investigation, Tesco said “it will continue to cooperate fully with the FCA and other relevant authorities considering this matter.”

Last week, accountancy firm Deloitte finished its investigations into the grocer, which is the world’s third-largest retailer, and found that projected profits had been overestimated over the course of the year.

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Tom Lescher – Astrology For The Soul October 28, 2014 – 29 October 2014

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John Ward – New York Times ‘Foley Torture’ Piece: More Establishment Propaganda? – 29 October 2014

Callimachi3Before dolling out fulsome praise, we should look more closely at Rukmini Callimachi’s agenda

Rukmini Callimachi is a 43 year-old American woman of Romanian birth whose parents escaped from Communism via Switzerland when she was very small. She is also the author of the much-retweeted, TV-featured and widely reblogged New York Times article of last week describing in graphic detail the brutal treatment of prisoners such as James Foley before he was allegedly beheaded.

Yesterday, I watched her being interviewed on CBS News. She obviously signs up totally to the War on Terror thing, as she mentions it quite a lot. Ms Callimachi also thinks Obama should’ve negotiated. She made a big deal about Foley being waterboarded and tortured before his death. Much, indeed, as the Islamics held in Guantanamo Bay were. And we still don’t know the name of any of her sources. Continue reading

Federal Reserve Ends Quantitative Easing Bond-Buying Program – 29 October 2014

RT logoThe Federal Reserve has officially announced an end to its quantitative easing bond-buying program, but economists are split over whether the central bank’s decision will help or hinder post-recession recovery.

As expected, the Fed said Wednesday afternoon that it’s third and most recent round of quantitative easing, QE3, would come to an end.

“The Committee judges that there has been a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market since the inception of its current asset purchase program. Moreover, the Committee continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing progress toward maximum employment in a context of price stability. Accordingly, the Committee decided to conclude its asset purchase program this month,” reads part of a statement released by the Fed on Wednesday. “The Committee is maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction. This policy, by keeping the Committee’s holdings of longer-term securities at sizable levels, should help maintain accommodative financial conditions.”

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Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Investigator Resigned After Being Accused Of Paying For Sex – 29 October 2014

RT logoWeeks before the director of the Secret Service resigned earlier this month, the investigator tasked with probing the 2012 prostitution scandal involving that agency quit quietly after being accused of paying for sex himself.

The New York Times was the first publication to report on Tuesday this week that David Nieland resigned from the United States Department of Homeland Security — the office that oversees the Secret Service, among other agencies — after he was approached by supervisors about alleged misconduct involving a Florida prostitute.

Previously, Nieland served as the lead investigator in charge of examining the 2012 incident in which several members of the Secret Service were accused of patronizing prostitutes while in Colombia ahead of US President Barack Obama’s arrival for a conference there. Ultimately, the DHS Office of Inspector Generator report led by Nieland concluded that 13 members of the Secret Service had “personal encounters” with Colombian nationals during the trip, and several agents with the president’s security detail resigned as a result of the scandal.

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