[KR388] Keiser Report: Hierarchy of Fraud

We discuss the newly knighted, Sir Hector Sants, the catastrophic ambition of global bank fraud and the merger of the police state and the banks in the suppression of Occupy Wall Street. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to ‘the Thomas Jefferson of the internet,’ John Perry Barlow about his new website, pressfreedomfoundation.org, started with John Cusack and Daniel Ellsberg and dedicated to circumventing financial blockades and, thus, enabling donations to such groups as WikiLeaks and others dedicated to transparency and journalism.

99 comments on “[KR388] Keiser Report: Hierarchy of Fraud
  1. MirrorMirror says:

    May I interrupt the program for an important announcement :

    Putin makes Depardieu Russian citizen

    “Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to France’s Gerard Depardieu,” the Kremlin said in a brief statement.

    http://www.thelocal.fr/page/view/putin-makes-depardieu-russian-citizen

    Looks like there’s race to get all the Entrepreneurs from France to come to their countries — UK , now Russia ….. who’s next … to leave ! :lol:

    OK , now I’ll watch the show ;-)

  2. MirrorMirror says:

    @3:30 … SUITS

    Waaaah – Max I kept tellin’ya ( I hate suits … & ties ) … now you agree ?

    I noticed you aren’t wearing your suit today … now pleeeeease take off your tie !;-)

  3. MirrorMirror says:

    .

    They Should Tell You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcm9qsVaf0o

    Good information … must watch.

    Magnetosphere failing !!

    .

  4. Wolferl says:

    We the people ….

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-metric-system-standard-united-states-instead-imperial-system/FndsKXLh

    @ Mirror

    Depardieu is not an entrepreneur, he´s an overpaid and overrated actor.

  5. MirrorMirror says:

    @Wolferl ….”Depardieu is not an entrepreneur, ”

    Oh … what do you call the 60+ French small companies that he supports/owns/created ?

    @….”he´s an overpaid and overrated actor.”

    Well , some good and some bad films .. so what ! …. there are many more candidates that far better fit this bill !

  6. KingOfTheNorthernHemisphere says:

    Thanks MirrorMirror,

    Gerard really should take the offer.
    He’d never have to surrender again, and the Russian people don’t bite.
    The one’s I’ve met and worked with have their heads FIRMLY out of their butts.
    The Russian lady I work with, Elana, is a great designer and marketer. The design institute she graduated from in Russia had a 3 year waiting list and she’s sophisticated and pretty and really down to earth and she says my digital work is better than hers and she means it and I think I love her and I’d crawl a hundred yards through ground glass to marry her and……. and……. uh…… sorry, I got side tracked there a little bit……..

  7. MirrorMirror says:

    @KingOfTheNorthernHemisphere …. Elana

    Sounds like a dream woman …. does she have a nice sister ? :lol:

  8. KingOfTheNorthernHemisphere says:

    I think so. She went home for vacation year before last and sent me pictures of her parent’s dacha. I think she cares at least what I think. Who knows… maybe it’s not just a dream !!! :D

    And sorry, no, she’s an only child.

    You’ll have to fight me for her.

    Wasn’t this about Depardieu…!?!!

  9. jarrollin says:

    Could someone please direct me to the chatroom with the Gerard Depardieu debate? Never mind, looks like I’ve found it.

    “Without freedom of the press, there is no freedom.” -Ben Franklin (avid chess player and traveller to France and very, very concerned with the issue of paper currency)

  10. Youri Carma says:

    Widespread oil-bearing potential of the Cherokee shale formations confirmed http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nighthawks-december-q4-oil-output-at-record-2013-01-03

  11. KingOfTheNorthernHemisphere says:

    No… it’s about the Viking and the Russian Princess.

    .
    Peasant!

  12. Youri Carma says:

    How US Banks And Federal Law Enforcement Worked Together Bringing Down Occupy Wall Street, by Naomi Wolf http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/29/fbi-coordinated-crackdown-occupy

  13. Youri Carma says:

    Paulson Named in ACA’s Revised Goldman Sachs CDO Suit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-02/paulson-named-in-aca-s-revised-goldman-sachs-cdo-suit.html

    Insider Trader Buffett Like Icahn Reaping Tank Car Boom From Shale Oil http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-03/buffett-like-icahn-reaping-tank-car-boom-from-shale-oil.html

    Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn are reaping the benefits of surging demand for railroad tank cars to haul shale oil from beyond the reach of existing pipelines.

  14. PragLib says:

    FFS Barlow… tell the bimbo in he background that your doing a TV interview.

    /facepalm

  15. MirrorMirror says:

    .

    GIABO ?

    In Spain, Locksmiths Refuse to Cooperate with Foreclosures and Evictions

    http://www.theworld.org/2013/01/in-spain-locksmiths-refuse-to-cooperate-with-foreclosures-and-evictions/

    Very good … that “The People” finally realize that … “they, the people” are what counts .
    Those people who built the wealth … versus Banksters and Politicians that continually try to steal it.

    @Max … you should follow this up …. please !

    .

  16. MirrorMirror says:

    ‘US dollar will collapse in 2013′ – ft. Max Keiser
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thx47NcPRPM

  17. Alf says:

    Talking of financial regulators, I’d love to hear Bill Blacks thoughts on Hector
    Sants knighthood, you see there’s regulators and there’s regula-hahhasirhaha
    ha£££££hahahahh-tors.

  18. ronron says:

    all your bitcoin belongs to them.

  19. evolutis says:

    Thanks Max/ Stacy
    Lol … Extraordinary measures … Shh! Rational beings are at work as evidence by this blatant attempt to wrest the numbness crown, away from the US … ” a handful of residents have come forward, complaining that the notes shriveled up when placed in a tin can next to a heater or on a toaster, which of course, is where all sensible people keep their cash.”
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ridiculousness-canada-melting-money-003757438.html

  20. Youri Carma says:

    Gallup Poll Suggests Private Sector Hiring Down Since April http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/01/gallup-poll-suggests-private-sector.html

  21. Youri Carma says:

    Greece: Bad loans increase by 50% in 2012 – Banks need recapitalization at the end of 2013 http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_02/01/2013_476702

  22. gold bullet says:

    Brilliant episode! Really enjoyed it, especially the interview with John Perry Barlow!

    Though one thing: It sounded to me that Max thinks that encryption is somehow bad (that’s at least the feel I got from his question to JPB). I think that encryption is a good thing, because people have the right to private and secret communication, and when governments break that right with total surveillance, people have the right to protect themselves and their communications by encrypting them.

    I’m kinda surprised that the Freedom of Press Foundation doesn’t accept Bitcoin as a way of donating journalistic organizations. Maybe they will change that in the future. Though they could also start accepting donations in gold and silver coins. ;)

  23. Youri Carma says:

    Also see:

    Happy New Year Germany: Greece Needs A New Bailout http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-02/happy-new-year-germany-greece-needs-new-bailout

  24. MirrorMirror says:

    .

    Ubuntu for phones – Industry proposition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWHJDLsqTU

    Exactly what I have been waiting for !!

  25. gold bullet says:

    @MirrorMirror

    Richard Stallman calls Ubuntu “spyware” because it tracks searches

    Free Software Foundation President Richard Stallman today called Ubuntu Linux “spyware” because the operating system sends data to Ubuntu maker Canonical when a user searches the desktop.

    But his complaint is already falling on deaf ears—Canonical said today that it plans to increase use of the feature Stallman objects to in order to deliver expanded Internet search results in the next version of Ubuntu.

    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/richard-stallman-calls-ubuntu-spyware-because-it-tracks-searches/

  26. blindman says:

    ..”One source of disclosure has been Richard Dolan. We are including his presentation made in 2011 in Amsterdam. It provides, I believe, key insights:” ..g.d.
    Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013
    Counter Intelligence Agency: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013

    By the Counter Intelligence Agency with Gordon Duff

    “The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.
    .
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/12/31/counter-intelligence-agency-aste

  27. hrhgearoid says:

    That John Perry Barlow fella sucks! seriously. it seems he has set up an agency for scalping donations to press freedom orgs. MEH pity ANYWAYS lets see how press freedom is fairing in Ireland.

    http://www.mcgarrsolicitors.ie/2012/12/30/2012-the-year-irish-newspapers-tried-to-destroy-the-web/

    Id have sent this to Barlow but…

  28. TJ says:

    Money grubbing hoaxers get lots of airtime here for some strange reason. Wikileaks is fake, why not Tell the People?

    Assange isn’t at Ecuador’s embassy Max. I’ve checked. We can go over together if you like ;-)

  29. flicks says:

    OT
    Methyl Jasmonate – anyone: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16162967

    Bet no in vivo studies have been done

    —–

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hector_brought_back_to_Troy.jpg

  30. Bull Lee says:

    “Don’t let them see us ! Don’t tell them what we are doing !”
    Are these the words of the all powerful boards, syndicates, cartels of the earth ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5LHom219cU

  31. evolutis says:

    It seems we shop for ideas @ a super market, called “Yesterday”. Ideas from centuries past have us locked in some sort of animated, flat earth, trance. If you stood outside the “Yesterdays” front door, ringing a bell and shouting “do not shop here anymore” people would wonder … what the hell do you think you are doing? Old ideas like bordered, money farms, stitched together with politics, false rule of law, false leadership and religions, insure that the presence of, exponential clusters of today’s global variants cannot be placed, on the triage bench. Instead, mankind is set off in the margins, like a Tunic of Nessus … “Metaphorically, it represents “a source of misfortune from which there is no escape; a fatal present”

    … Shopping outside the matrix, the the idea comes to mind, that if we were all Bill Gates and as long as you insist on wearing the “Tunic” you are not immune. From the wings a knowledge based tailor, awaits to encounter your curiosity

  32. Hondo Stalwart says:

    Ongoing drought … Mississippi River about to stop barge transports.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C3iFcNyadCE
    (forecast additional 61 centimeter drop in river, upcoming)

    Prices may be heading higher if rain/snow stay low.

  33. yawp says:

    Damn hippies will never question the fundamentals because it would challenge their comfortable privileged lives. These old hippie types failed then and fail now.

  34. microhousehold says:

    Nice report, good to have John Perry Barlow on.

  35. microhousehold says:

    @gold bullet

    The Unity desktops sucks, it is clear.

  36. microhousehold says:

    Typo,
    I’ve put one s too much,

    Either way:

    The Unity desktops suck,
    or
    The Unity desktop sucks.

  37. Febo says:

    The Depardieu thing is a stunt to promote his new film.
    It’s called Red Card.

  38. Marc Authier says:

    And the biggest crook and terrorist of them all ? WASHINGTON !

  39. Vonda Bra says:

    FYI – here is silverfuturist with a “theory” … !!!
    speculating JPM might be behind the “CJPM-buy silver-meme (?)

    Will new copper ETF spike the price?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERwRQ-gYzhM&feature=share&list=UUBgYfi5EKCfD7ZJiIBDArSQ (7:41)

  40. Hondo Stalwart says:

    I thought Washington does the laundry for the City of London? No?

  41. Hondo Stalwart says:

    Looks like silverfuturist lives in someones attic? Hahahaha!!

  42. Vonda Bra says:

    Long Long Silver & Gold Video! – Rawdog !!!
    http://youtu.be/dEmJWeQ7fAU (18:01)

    pretty gloom and doom on PM´s …..

  43. Mini US says:

    Seems that as there is more money around needing to be washed before the ‘end game’ casinos are doing quite well.

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/macau-hits-jackpot-as-casino-revenue-soars-20-20130103-2c732.html

  44. Hondo Stalwart says:

    Manipulating price in an accumulation phase … Think gold get get knocked to 1200? All the weak legs will be gone.

  45. Vonda Bra says:

    MUST LISTEN !!!

    Initiation ► William Cooper ► 02.24.1993 (!!!)
    http://youtu.be/xi0_Ebi_VOU

  46. ronron says:

    @Vonda. i told you futurist was nuts.

  47. ronron says:

    socialism, you don,t get what you should, but it,s free delivery.

  48. ronron says:

    fun bunch. is there a coin contest on Fox news?

  49. Youri Carma says:

    Retail Sales Confirm “You Can’t Spend What You Don’t Have” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-03/retail-sales-confirm-you-cant-spend-what-you-dont-have

    The trendretail sales is most explicitly lower. As Bloomberg Brief notes, consumer incomes are in a fragile state and between the ATRA deal and a ‘stable’ at best unemployment picture, it seems that the YoY change in retail sales is indicating per capita disposable income is set to decline further. As Rich Yamarone concludes: it appears “You can’t spend what you don’t have.”

    It seems ‘tax-the-rich’ is also misfiring as those making over $90k per year report recent spending at its lowest for this time of year since 2008.

  50. Youri Carma says:

    And since U.S. ecomomy depends 70% on consumers this means in short:

    no consumers, no economy!

  51. Youri Carma says:

    Spain Plunders 90% Of Social Security Fund To Buy Its Own Debt http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-03/spain-plunders-90-social-security-fund-buy-its-own-debt

    As the WSJ notes, Spain has been quietly tapping the country’s richest piggy bank, the Social Security Reserve Fund, as a buyer of last resort for Spanish government bonds - with at least 90% of the €65 billion ($85.7 billion) fund has been invested in increasingly risky Spanish debt.

    Of course, this is nothing new, the US (and the Irish) have been using quasi-government entities to fund themselves in a mutually-destructive circle-jerk for years – the only difference being there are other buyers in the Treasury market, whereas in Spain the marginal buyer is critical to support the sinking ship.

    The pensioners sum it up perfectly “We are very worried about this, we just don’t know who’s going to pay for the pensions of those who are younger now,” or those who are older we would add.

  52. snoop diddy says:

    ‘Thomas Jefferson of the internet’ –
    Is he a wealthy server owner with slaves maintaining them, freeing up his time to write grand literary articles?

  53. snoop diddy says:

    That Naomi Wolf part Stacy was talking about – woah, that’s huuuuge (apart from all the other huuuuge news regularly on the show) Jamie Dimon calling the shots on who is affected by NDAA as it becomes more extreme and loosely applied; as it will.

  54. snoop diddy says:

    ‘why do animals lick their genitals? because they can’ lmao, best KR comment ever!

  55. aleksy says:

    “retain heat and scratch easily”
    Sorta sounds like my ex-wife…

    Is it still possible to buy a Silver Keiser?

  56. OlympiaLogger says:

    While the west tries to pretend the unrecoverable black hole the Globalists have us in is the ‘world economy’… this is a little glimpse of what’s going on in the other 85% of the real world:

    http://youtu.be/EkonrdH74pQ

    The Bushes, the Clintons, the Queen, the Vatican, the Rothschilds et al are still trying to tie the Orient’s ancient wealth up and steal all of it… but they’re failing… right now.
    That’s why they’re so dangerous to the entire western world and the middle east.
    It doesn’t matter if you’re for or against the Freedom of self-defense.
    When it’s over… one way or the other… they mean to kill YOU.

  57. snoop diddy says:

    a classic Carlin:
    George Carlin talks about advertising
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW2JInyMoPc

  58. mick says:

    @Snoop
    ww.youtube.com/watch?v=BDqaOLThPg4

  59. Rock n roll cook says:

    Since 2009 you guys (including your esteemed commentators here) continue to be my best education (and now M&S are also the best-attired since you got a stylist in 2012. Looking and sounding good kids) .
    xo

  60. snoop diddy says:

    @mick
    lmao, cheers

  61. gold bullet says:

    Now here’s a stupid decision, if I’ve ever seen one:

    Al Jazeera Embraces Cable TV, Loses Web

    Al Jazeera used the Web to build a following in America, which it hopes to exploit on cable television through Wednesday’s purchase of Current TV. But to keep cable operators happy, Al Jazeera may have to make a difficult bargain: Giving up on the Web.

    The Qatar government-backed television news operation, which acquired Current TV for a few hundred million dollars from investors including Al Gore, said Thursday that it will at least temporarily stop streaming online Al Jazeera English, its global English-language news service, in about 90 days. That’s when it plans to replace Current TV’s programming with Al Jazeera English.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323689604578220021064220016.html

    Boy, are these people stupid!

  62. MirrorMirror says:

    @GB ….”Now here’s a stupid decision, if I’ve ever seen one:”

    Well, of course, NOT if Obama pushes the Internet Kill Switch !
    AlJazeera is NOT PressTV ! :lol:

  63. The American Dildo Has Stopped Vibrating says:

    It stopped buzzing, but is still apparently being pushed in and out, according to Dmitri Orlov who denies that the timing of a collapse can be predicted.

    http://cluborlov.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/its-first-of-year-which-is-atraditional.html#more

    Mr Keiser, however, predicts a big slump in April – why is this ?

  64. gold bullet says:

    @MM

    My intention was to show that AJ’s decision is stupid in regard to their following, which is mostly acquired via the free live stream, which they now stand to lose because of this decision.

    If Obama pushed the Internet Kill Switch that would be the tipping point of his tyranny.

    Once again it is shown how much out of touch with today’s are Western neo-liberals and their ME allies.

    Though maybe I’m just bullshitting, apologies if I am, I have a fever.

    And yes, AJE is not PressTV. PressTV is light years ahead of AJE. Though RT is the best. ;)

  65. JonnyJames says:

    Spain Malaga: Jobless man ‘burns himself to death’
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20912616

  66. swell says:

    Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

    ~~ John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

  67. flicks says:

    http://www.citywire.co.uk/money/co-op-bank-fined-113000-over-ppi-delays/a648540?ref=citywire-money-latest-news-list

    “Tracey McDermott, FSA director of enforcement and financial crime, said: ‘The FSA made it clear that firms must continue to process complaints where possible during the judicial review and we warned that enforcement action could be taken if this was not done.”

    Why did it happen in the first place Tracy ?

    Last year the Guardian were maneuvering people to move to this bank, they are all the same.

  68. gold bullet says:

    @gold bullet | January 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm |

    “…out of touch with today’s *world…”

    Sorry about that.

  69. Doug says:

    BBC News – Oldest Swiss bank Wegelin to close after tax evasion fine http://bbc.in/X78LFH

  70. Doug says:

    Forget discouraged, 3 million workers hopelessly unemployed http://cnnmon.ie/TAEMq0 via @CNNMoney

  71. Doug says:

    httGoldfinger Would Envy Latest Taxpayer Shakedownp://bloom.bg/VDc1at via @BloombergView

  72. H.Lang says:

    OMG
    Oboma is

    deeply depressed and on anti-depressant medication That does explain a lot

  73. Youri Carma says:

    The Other “Mint” Campaign Starts Off With A Bang: US Mint Sells 50,000 Ounces Of Gold On First Day Of Year http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-04/other-mint-campaign-starts-bang-us-mint-sells-50000-ounces-gold-first-day-year

  74. snoop diddy says:

    Obama signs NDAA 2013 without objecting to indefinite detention
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qyjk-iy-ZM

  75. Youri Carma says:

    WORLD ECONOMY SLUMP FUNDAMENTALS – UPDATE
    (Latest Headlines end December/January beginning)

    ASIA
    - China PMI just printed below expectations at 50.6
    - Hyundai sees 2013 sales growth hitting 10-year low
    - Korea’s Hyundai Heavy misses 2012 orders target

    EUROPE
    - German Unemployment Rose
    - German factory output shrinks again – Inflation unexpectedly accelerated
    - German Industrial Production Unexpectedly Declined In October
    - Spain Plunders 90% Of Social Security Fund To Buy Its Own Debt
    - Italy’s 2012 new car sales lowest in over 30 years

    U.S.
    - U.S. Jobless Claims Rise
    - Moody’s Warns On USAAA Rating; IMF Piles On
    - Retail Sales Confirm “You Can’t Spend What You Don’t Have”
    - Total Debt: $16,432,730,050,569.12; Debt To GDP: 103%
    - Equity markets are dying
    - IPOs Slump to Lowest Level Since Financial Crisis
    - Treasury yields will end year at lowest in decades
    - Why 30-year mortgage rates aren’t even lower

    OIL
    - Brent Oil Averaged $111.50 A Barrel In 2012
    - Brent crude $112.34 and U.S. crude $93.30 a barrel now

    CURRENCY WARS
    - Switzerland and Britain are now at currency war
    - ECB allots $1.84 billion in two dollar operations
    - Egypt holds dollar auctions to avert currency crisis
    - Yuan Sets Tone for Asia as Japan Dethroned by China: Currencies

  76. Youri Carma says:

    All these Headlines can be found in this ‘Financial Crisis Forum’ of course, put it at your Fav’s http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?board=198.0

  77. Youri Carma says:

    Dear SEC, This Is HFT “Cheating” At Its Most Obvious. Regards, Everyone Else http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-04/dear-sec-hft-cheating-its-most-obvious-regards-everyone-else

    While prosecuting the wrongdoers is clearly not part of the new normal (see Sokol et al.), what Nanex found this morning beggars belief – both in its method of manipulation and clarity that our regulators are clueless. As they note, the high frequency traders (HFT) are at it again. Contorting the spirit of the rules, because those who wrote the rules aren’t technically savvy. On January 4, 2013, we found another instance of HFT morphing their manipulative and illegal quote stuffing strategy in an effort to fly under the radar.

    Why they don’t just stop this manipulative practice altogether tells us a few things. First, this isn’t some coding error, this is sophisticated cheating. And second, because they are spending valuable programming time on this strategy, there must be some real economic advantage. Which mean a disadvantage to everyone trading against them.

  78. Youri Carma says:

    Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Admits Error, Now Expects Another $600 Billion In Deficits From Obama Tax Cuts http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-04/friday-night-dump-cbo-admits-error-now-expects-another-600-billion-deficits-obama-ta

  79. Youri Carma says:

    Michael Cross New Head of Foreign Exchange at the Bank of England: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-04/fleecebook-meet-michael-cross-head-fx-and-market-intelligence-bank-england

    Michael Cross new Head of Foreign Exchange, and Executive Director for Markets, at the Bank of England, a role which with the arrival of the BoE’s new Goldman leader (Mark Carney) will become quite crucial in the coming weeks as the race to debase finally crosses the English Channel and it’s cable’s turn to crash and burn against all other currencies.

    Michael Cross: ‘The Role of the Bank of England in the Gold Markethttp://www.lbma.org.uk/assets/cross.pdf

    Bank of England chief (Mervyn King) : 2013 threatens forex wars http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-of-england-chief-2013-threatens-forex-wars-2012-12-10

  80. Youri Carma says:

    December’s Front-Loaded Gain Will Be January’s Pain: Biderman Explains http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mORs7jiUno

    Individuals (and small businesses) front-ran expectations of tax-rises in 2013 by pulling forward income and bonuses etc. into 2012. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-04/why-decembers-front-loaded-gain-will-be-januarys-pain-biderman-explains

  81. Youri Carma says:

    Euros discarded as impoverished Greeks resort to bartering – Communities set up local currencies and exchange networks in attempt to beat the economic crisis by Helena Smith in Volos http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/02/euro-greece-barter-poverty-crisis

  82. Youri Carma says:

    A Postholiday Letdown for Retailers (WSJ) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323874204578219313474627332.html

    Cautious U.S. consumers restrained their spending in December, making for a disappointing holiday season for retailers at what is usually their busiest time of the year. A version of this article appeared January 4, 2013, on page B3 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Retailers’ Holiday Sales Disappoint.

    And since U.S. ecomomy depends 70% on consumers this means in short: no consumers, no economy! Simple as that.

  83. Youri Carma says:

    The Confusion Continues: US Nov. Unemployment Revised Up – Over All 7.8% Now http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-04/155000-jobs-added-december-unemployment-rate-78

  84. Bonn says:

    @ Stacy
    Ask Max for this for X-Mas (or at least get it on the Keiser Report )

    The ultimate Midas touch? The 24-carat gold MacBook Pros complete with diamond Apple logos – a snip at $30,000
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2257354/The-ultimate-Midas-touch-The-24-carat-gold-MacBook-Pros-complete-diamond-Apple-logos–snip-30-000.html#ixzz2H6CRz9aQ
    lolz
    Hic ;-)

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