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Collapse of Empires is Upon Us
Post Date: 2016-07-06 08:55:19 by U don't know me
Collapse of Empires is Upon Us-Gregory Mannarino By Greg Hunter On July 6, 2016 By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Trader and analyst Gregory Mannarino says what is going on today with the FBI refusing to indict Hillary Clinton is nothing new when considering the fall of empires. Mannarino explains, This is a cycle, and we are seeing several pieces fall into place regarding the political system and the financial system that we have seen over and over again. There is a lifespan of an empire . . . at the top of every empire . . . there is an issue of the financial system, and there is an issue with the political system that becomes absolutely corrupt. This is why this ...
Libertarian Activist Gets Local Businees Owners to Pledge Not to Pay City's Business Priviledge Tax
Post Date: 2016-07-01 08:04:58 by Gatlin
Were signers misrepresented or are local businesses too afraid of the corrupt Scranton government going after them? by Darrell England Libertarian activist and owner of SaveScranton.com, Gary St. Fleur, has organized a petition of seventy business owners in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in opposition to the citys Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax. The tax is actually quite complex, but charges businesses up to 3% of their gross income. In opposition to this, St. Fleur authored an article which begins by comparing the Scranton government with the British Government, labeling the citys new tax taxation without representation. He also claimed that the city ...
Laid-Off Americans, Required to Zip Lips on Way Out, Grow Bolder [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-06-12 09:11:51 by Willie Green
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. American corporations are under new scrutiny from federal lawmakers after well-publicized episodes in which the companies laid off American workers and gave the jobs to foreigners on temporary visas.But while corporate executives have been outspoken in defending their labor practices before Congress and the public, the American workers who lost jobs to global outsourcing companies have been largely silent.Until recently. Now some of the workers who were displaced are starting to speak out, despite severance agreements prohibiting them from criticizing their former employers.Marco Peña was among about 150 technology workers who were laid off in April by ...
Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana Businesses
Post Date: 2016-05-24 19:43:44 by Gatlin
Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana BusinessesA law passed in the 80s to prevent drug dealers from getting tax breaks is now taking a huge chomp out of legitimate outfits in Colorado and Washington.Legal marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington State have grossed billions, but legal dealers will see little of that thanks to a draconian federal law meant to punish street pushers. In one of the first years of legal sales, 2015, Colorado moved nearly $1 billion worth of marijuana and is estimated to take in $135 million in taxes on it. Meanwhile, Washington is expected to pull in around $1 billion in revenue from sales taxes between 2015 and 2019. Despite technically being illegal on ...
Pope condemns 'bloodsuckers' who exploit poor workers
Post Date: 2016-05-19 12:05:12 by Willie Green
Pope Francis condemned "bloodsuckers" who grow rich by exploiting others on Thursday, saying making "slaves" out of workers and setting unfair contracts was a mortal sin. Francis, who frequently speaks of his concern for the poor, appeared to be referring to the kind of grueling labor often done by poor migrants in rich countries across the world, but also to many other workers on precarious contracts. During mass at the Vatican, he told a story about a girl who found a job working 11 hours a day for 650 euros ($729) a month, paid "under the table". "This is starving the people with their work for my own profit! Living on the blood of the people. And ...
Trump: U.S. can never default because it prints money
Post Date: 2016-05-09 14:26:47 by Hondo68
"You know, Im the king of debt," Donald Trump said. "I understand debt probably better than anybody. I know how to deal with debt very well." Donald Trump assailed the media on Monday for what he said was a misrepresentation of his comments on debt, rejecting the notion that he would have the United States default on his debt. "I said if we can buy back government debt as a discount. In other words, if interest rates go up and we can buy bonds back as a discount, if we are liquid enough as a country we should do that. In other words, we can buy back debt as a discount," the presumptive Republican nominee said in a telephone interview on CNN's ...
Tow truck owner said he refused service to woman because she supports Bernie Sanders
Post Date: 2016-05-05 20:26:13 by cranky
videoA local tow truck driver said he refused to tow a womans car after he saw Bernie Sanders stickers on the vehicle. Kenneth Shupe said he was called to pick up a woman stranded on I-26 in Asheville on Monday. When he saw a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff he said he told the woman, very politely, that he couldt tow her car because she was obviously a socialist and advised her to call the government for a tow. "Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist minded person I have not gotten paid," Shupe said. "Every time I deal with these people I get 'Berned' with an 'e' not a ...
Most Dangerous Stock Market in History
Post Date: 2016-05-04 10:51:33 by U don't know me
Most Dangerous Stock Market in History-Michael Pento By Greg Hunter On May 3, 2016 Michael PentoBy Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Money manager and financial expert Michael Pento says every corner of the globe is in economic trouble. Pento contends, I think we are going to have a global synchronized collapse amongst the developed world economies: Europe, Japan, the United States and China, and you should be hedging against this market. Dont forget, we have the most overvalued, most dangerous stock market in the history of the world. . . . Record valuations sit on top of an unprecedented earnings and revenue recession. The only thing we have left is the promise of ZIRP, QE ...
Cartoonist says his work got him axed
Post Date: 2016-05-03 10:42:07 by Willie Green
A northern Iowa freelance cartoonist says he was fired for drawing an editorial cartoon that bemoaned Iowa farmers' dwindling profits while CEOs at large agricultural corporations earn millions of dollars.Rick Friday of Lorimor said on his Facebook page that Farm News, a weekly publication of The Fort Dodge Messenger, dropped him as the publication's editorial cartoonist after a company affiliated with one of three large corporations he portrayed in his cartoon complained, pulling its advertising.In last week's "It's Friday" cartoon, Friday said the CEOs of Deere & Co., Monsanto Co. and DuPont Pioneer made more ...
A New Digital Cash System Was Just Unveiled At A Secret Meeting For Bankers In New York
Post Date: 2016-05-02 20:52:07 by U don't know me
A New Digital Cash System Was Just Unveiled At A Secret Meeting For Bankers In New York By Michael Snyder, on May 2nd, 2016 Secret - Public DomainLast month, a secret meeting that involved more than 100 executives from some of the biggest financial institutions in the United States was held in New York City. During this secret meeting, a company known as Chain unveiled a technology that transforms U.S. dollars into pure digital assets. Reportedly, there were representatives from Nasdaq, Citigroup, Visa, Fidelity, Fiserv and Pfizer in the room, and Chain also claims to be partnering with Capital One, State Street, and First Data. This ...
Fragility And Instability Are Part Of Global Capitalism And We Have Done Very Little To Address This
Post Date: 2016-04-29 04:42:02 by A Pole
A sophisticated, complex, and dynamic financial system such as ours endogenously generates serious destabilizing forces so that serious depressions are natural consequences of noninterventionist capitalism: finance cannot be left to free markets (Hyman Minsky, 1986) During the 80s and 90s the above quote by Minsky was very controversial. That was the zenith of the free markets ideology the notion that the less government interferes with the market the more efficient the market will allocate resources. To a large degree I still agree with this basic notion; however, it is my belief that finance and investment do not ...
Corporations Are Defaulting On Their Debts Like It’s 2008 All Over Again
Post Date: 2016-04-18 22:43:33 by U don't know me
Corporations Are Defaulting On Their Debts Like Its 2008 All Over Again By Michael Snyder, on April 18th, 2016 The Dow closed above 18,000 on Monday for the first time since July. Isnt that great news? I truly wish that it was. If the Dow actually reflected economic reality, I could stop writing about economic collapse and start blogging about cats or football. Unfortunately, the stock market and the economy are moving in two completely different directions right now. Even as stock prices soar, big corporations are defaulting on their debts at a level that we have not seen since the last financial crisis. In fact, this wave of debt defaults have become so dramatic ...
Tsunami of Dollars Coming Back to America Soon
Post Date: 2016-04-15 21:54:14 by U don't know me
Tsunami of Dollars Coming Back to America Soon-Rob Kirby By Greg Hunter On April 14, 2016 By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (Special Release) Emergency Fed meetings at the White House, the launching of new gold trading market at the Shanghai Gold Exchange, revelations Deutsche Bank admitting it manipulated gold and silver prices, China starting its own global payment system. These may all seem unrelated, but according to macroeconomic researcher Rob Kirby, they are all connected. Kirby explains, With China and their upstart CIPS, which is the China Interbank Payment System, China appears to be on the verge of merging their interbank payment system with SWIFT. My gut is telling ...
Massive $160 Billion Pharmaceutical Merger Stopped Cold It's getting harder for Big Pharma to dodge taxes
Post Date: 2016-04-10 16:09:45 by U don't know me
Massive $160 Billion Pharmaceutical Merger Stopped Cold It's getting harder for Big Pharma to dodge taxes by Christina Sarich Posted on April 9, 2016 As Washington cracks down on pharmaceutical company greed, the largest ever health-care-acquisition between Allergan and Pfizer has been dissolved. Pfizer will have to pay Allergan $400 million in fees for pulling out of the planned $160 billion merger, but the mega-pharmaceutical company will end up paying much more in avoided taxes. Pfizer was targeting the merger with Allergan, which has a legal home office in Dublin, Ireland, and was meant as a safe haven to avoid paying millions in taxes to the US government. Pfizer ...
9 Big Pharma rip-offs 'worse than Martin Shkreli
Post Date: 2016-04-09 22:07:14 by U don't know me
9 Big Pharma rip-offs 'worse than Martin Shkreli' Published time: 9 Apr, 2016 20:32 Get short URL © Srdjan Zivulovic © Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters 3091 While Americas most hated man, Martin Shkreli, may be the poster boy for Big Pharma gypping its patients, hes not the only one to charge ridiculous prices for prescription drugs. According to the World Health Organization, the global drug industry generates $300 billion a year with a whopping profit margin of about 30 percent, and turnover is expected to rise to $400 billion within three years. However, it seems that drug makers are not content with their huge spoils, as they continue to jack up ...
FDA changes drug review rules to challenge Martin Shkreli-like medicine monopolies
Post Date: 2016-04-09 21:55:42 by U don't know me
FDA changes drug review rules to challenge Martin Shkreli-like medicine monopolies Published time: 16 Mar, 2016 02:59 © Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters The US drug regulator is paving a fast-track for generic remedies to market while also sealing a loophole, used by pharmaceutical executives like Martin Shkreli, to profit from jacked-up prices on exclusive medicines. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now granting an expedited review to generic drugs producers that would compete with brand-named treatments, currently produced by only one manufacturer. The new rule is going to make an approval process faster for off-patent producers, which potentially means that ...
"Whee! This Investing Stuff Is Easy®" How It's Really Done
Post Date: 2016-04-08 21:05:01 by U don't know me
"Whee! This Investing Stuff Is Easy®" How It's Really Done March 2, 2016 By: The Mogambo Guru In the old days, you would gradually provide for your retirement by saving money, either stashing cash under the floorboards or at a bank. By the term in old days, I actually DO mean all the way back to dinosaurs, who did NOT save for their retirements (which you can easily prove for yourself by examining the fossil record), and they all died penniless. Let that be a lesson to you. Anyway, the bank at which you saved towards retirement would pay you somepiddly rate of interest that at least offset the rate of inflation, and little by little your little stash ...
For first time, drone delivers package to residential area
Post Date: 2016-03-25 20:22:33 by cranky
A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the U.S. Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney said the six-rotor drone flew about a half-mile along a pre-programmed delivery route on March 10 and lowered the package outside a vacant residence in an uninhabited area of Hawthorne, southeast of Reno. The route was established using GPS. A pilot and visual observers were on standby during the flight but weren't needed, Sweeney said. He said the package included bottled water, food and a first-aid kit. "Conducting the first drone ...
Largest U.S. refinery now belongs to Saudi Arabia
Post Date: 2016-03-20 15:08:34 by U don't know me
Largest U.S. refinery now belongs to Saudi Arabia Charles Kennedy, Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco appear to be getting a divorce, breaking up their joint venture in U.S.-based refining assets. The two companies joined together to create Motiva Enterprises LLC in 1998, a 50-50 joint venture that operated three refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. But Shell and Saudi Aramco have seen their interests head in different directions. "It is now time for the partners to pursue their independent downstream goals," said Abdulrahman Al-Wuhaib, a senior vice president of Saudi Aramcos downstream unit. Reuters reported that the relationship started to fray after Motiva announced a ...
The United States Revokes Scientology’s Tax-Exempt Status
Post Date: 2016-03-11 16:00:09 by Willie Green
In a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court today, the eight justices ruled in favor of revoking the Church of Scientologys tax-exempt status in the United States. Under the ruling, Scientology will still be able to operate as a business but no longer as a non-profit religious organization. The case was brought forward by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division after concluding a two-year-long investigation into the inner workings of Scientology. The investigation, along with an extensive audit, found the group to be a criminal operation with a sole purpose of making money. The eight justices agreed with the IRS and its findings that Scientology was ...
The Financial System Is A Larger Threat Than Terrorism
Post Date: 2016-03-08 22:02:21 by U don't know me
The Financial System Is A Larger Threat Than Terrorism By Paul Craig Roberts March 08, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - In the 21st century Americans have been distracted by the hyper-expensive war on terror. Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign threats, such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years. All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict. The purpose of the Federal Reserve and US ...
Top tech CEOs reportedly join Republicans for secret meeting on private island
Post Date: 2016-03-08 08:17:08 by Willie Green
Encryption and stopping Trump among topics discussed Some of the most powerful people in the technology industry met with Republican senators, party officials, and assorted billionaires on a private island last weekend, the Huffington Post reports, with the main topic of conversation being the rise of Donald Trump, and how best to stop him. Among those attending the event the American Enterprise Institute's World Forum were Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk, and Google co-founder Larry Page. The secretive annual event, which takes place on Sea Island off the coast of Georgia, has traditionally been closed off to the press, but political commentator ...
Mitt Romney Is The Real Super-Fraud: Here’s The Proof, Chapter And Verse
Post Date: 2016-03-07 13:26:03 by nativist nationalist
Now thats a screaming case of the pot calling the kettle black if there ever was one. Mitt Romney has lashed out at The Donald for being a phony and fraud, but consider this. During his 16-years at Bain Capital, fully one-fourth or $600 million of the firms cumulative $2.5 billion of profits were scalped from companies which went bankrupt soon after Mitt and his partners got out of town with the loot. No wonder the American voters did not believe him when he claimed to be the job creator! Yes, the GOP establishments putative jobs candidate from 2012 was never really a businessman at all. He was an LBO strip-mining artist who rode the first ...
Pope says Church does not want 'dirty money'
Post Date: 2016-03-02 09:20:26 by Willie Green
The Catholic Church does not want people to donate "dirty money" earned by abusing low-paid workers, Pope Francis said on Wednesday."Some donors come to the Church offering profits from the blood of people who have been exploited, mistreated, enslaved with badly paid work," Francis said during his regular weekly audience with pilgrims at the Vatican."I will say to them: 'Please take your money away, burn it'," said Francis, who has made safeguarding the poor and cleaning up Vatican finances central tenets of his papacy."The people of God... do not need dirty money, they need hearts that are open to God's mercy," he said.The pope has ...
US Senator Wants Government to Set Airline Seat-Size Rules
Post Date: 2016-02-28 10:07:41 by Willie Green
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines." The New York Democrat told The Associated Press the airlines have been slowly cutting down legroom and seat width. "One of the most vexing things when you travel on an airplane is there's almost no legroom on your standard flight," Schumer said. "There's been constant shrinkage by the airlines." He said he will add an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Bill that is pending before Congress that would require the agency to set the seat-size ...
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