Born to an Iranian father and a Scottish English mother, Amir Taaki hopes to use Bitcoin as an influential political tool to evade sanctions in Iran by the US, evade government censorship of currencies and hedge against Iranian Rial currency inflation. ….Read More >>>
Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg.
The war on the homeless has been accelerating in recent years, as city officials across the nation would rather hide the problem that admit the economic recovery is bullshit. In most cases, the measures are subtle, but have the desired effect of pushing homeless people away from public view (in Columbia, South Carolina it is not so subtle and you need a $120 weekly permit to feed the homeless). NYC officials are a bit more nuanced. For example, I was shocked to see a sign posted in a park in Manhattan that said adults can’t come in without children.
Disturbingly, we now we find that homeless people are living in coffin-sized spaces inside the frame of the Manhattan Bridge.
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The disaggregated COT numbers reveal all the action last week was in the producer merchant, the evil bullion banks as we know them and “love” them (loathe them actually), and they added 5,960 longs and 7,018 shorts.
The bullion banks are reaffirming their intention to massacre the metals price and they do this for no other reason than to encourage the speculators to purchase more shorts. This is resulting in more and more commitment to the downside by the speculators who will be blamed for the crash to come!
Click here for more on the bullion banks attempting to set up the specs for the coming PM futures massacre:
itBit stood strong in the face of many denial of service attacks (DDoS) doing their rounds in February that had several other prominent exchanges battling for their life. The company is headed by Rich Teo, CEO, a former Signaler in the Singapore army….Read More >>>
Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it. According to an SEIU report:
Derivatives . . . have turned into a windfall for banks and a nightmare for taxpayers. . . . While banks are still collecting fixed rates of 3 to 6 percent, they are now regularly paying public entities as little as a tenth of one percent on the outstanding bonds, with rates expected to remain low in the future. Over the life of the deals, banks are now projected to collect billions more than they pay state and local governments – an outcome which amounts to a second bailout for banks, this one paid directly out of state and local budgets.
It is not just that local governments, universities and pension funds made a bad bet on these swaps. The game itself was rigged, as explained below. The FDIC is now suing in civil court for damages and punitive damages, a lead that other injured local governments and agencies would be well-advised to follow. But they need to hurry, because time on the statute of limitations is running out. Read more ›