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    In recent years there have been methods developed to decentralize investing. We take a close look at crowdfunding, the legal issues and dangers involved, and how to approach it as an entrepreneur. Crowdfunding is an important step forward in supporting both small and large efforts for the individual and groups alike.

    This Solari Special Report includes legal pathways to help navigate these new developments.

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    As we look over the fiscal cliff into our financial abyss, now is a good time to “Come Clean” about the real state of our lives, our communities, and our economy, starting with the U.S. federal finances that flow deeply and intimately throughout every aspect of our lives.

    This Solari Special Report includes (22) challenges we must address to put our federal fiscal house in order.

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    Why Alibaba’s ‘Tentacles’ Have Analysts Drooling
    Market Watch | 29 October 2014
    Alibaba is currently the second largest marketplace…

    Fed Completes the Taper
    CNBC | 29 October 2014
    Committee judges that the likelihood of inflation…

    Riksbank Rejects Calls for QE After Resorting to Zero Rate
    Bloomberg | 28 October 2014
    Sweden’s central bank…cutting its main interest rate to zero…

    N.Y. Top Court is Good Friend to Global Banks, Foreign Account Holders
    Reuters | 27 October 2014
    “Today’s holding permits banks doing business in NY to shield customer…

    2014 Minimum Wage, State by State
    MSN | 25 October 2014
    States must meet the federal wage baseline of $7.25…

    Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required
    MSN | 25 October 2014
    Mr. Potashnik said of the prosecutors… “They just want the money”…

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    At Least 70 Journalists Killed Around World in 2013
    The Guardian | 30 December 2013
    The CPJ is still looking into the deaths of an additional 25…

    Let’s Talk About the American Deep State
    Lars Schall | 20 June 2014
    Metaphorically the E-4B flyover of the White House on 9/11…

    Ukraine Unlikely to Receive IMF Loan Tranche this Year: Finance Minister
    Reuters | 28 October 2014
    Ukraine is unlikely to receive a second tranche of a $17-billion…

    China May Be Surprising Winner in Ukraine Turmoil
    USNI News | 27 October 2014
    European Union and China — both economically stronger than Moscow…

    Crude to ‘Go the Way of Whale Oil': Dennis Gartman
    CNBC | 27 October 2014
    Fusion is going to be the great nuclear power of the next 150…

    Re-elected Dilma Wins in a Brazil Broken in Two
    RT | 27 October 2014
    As for Washington/Wall Street, the Empire of Chaos is certainly not happy…

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    Germany Develops ‘Smart Factories’ to Keep an Edge
    Market Watch| 27 October 2014
    Designing a self-operating intelligent manufacturing system…

    Heard the One About the Chinese Ship That Sailed on Land? No Joke
    Bloomberg | 28 October 2014
    In July, almost 700 ships worldwide engaged in identity…

    KRAKKOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS
    The Register | 29 October 2014
    Then there appeared to be a small explosion at the base…

    Climate Is Changing, and Some Parks are Endangered, but Humans Aren’t the Cause
    National Parks Traveler | 26 October 2014
    The climate models do not even come close to forecasting actual…

    Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules
    TF | 25 October 2014
    The Court of Justice, however, now argues that embedding is not copyright infringement.

    Hungarian Protesters Urge PM Orban to Scrap Internet Tax
    France24 | 26 October 2014
    More than 10,000 people marched in Budapest…

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    Outside the Reality Machine
    Jon Rappoport | 28 October 2014
    Others, despite everything they’d been taught to think, would begin…

    MIT Survey Sheds Light on Sexual Assaults
    Boston Globe | 27 October 2014
    About one in six female undergraduates at MIT who responded…sexually assaulted…

    Paying Thousands before Health Insurance even Kicks In
    CNN | 27 October 2014
    You may still have to shell out thousands of dollars before…

    Ebola Hoax: the “Boomslang Snake Effect”
    Jon Rappoport | 27 October 2014
    West African who are already dying from severe malnutrition…

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    ISIS Cited as Michigan Village’s Police Push for Secrecy
    RSN | 20 October 2014
    They[Police]fund themselves through secret donations from secret benefactors…

    Ancient Stone Chambers in New England
    Brass Check TV | 23 October 2014
    Why do mainstream scientists lie about…

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    It’s Not Just Spying – How The NSA Has Turned Into A Giant Profit Center For Corrupt Insiders

    MSN | 23 October 2014
    Still think we live in a free country…

    Sears to Close Stores, Lay Off about 5,500 Employees
    MSN | 23 October 2014
    At least 46 Kmart stores, 30 Sears department stores and 31 Sears Auto Centers…

    S.E.C. Rejects 2 Efforts to Create Actively Managed E.T.F.s
    NY Times | 22 October 2014
    The S.E.C. said the applicants had “not provided an adequate substitute for portfolio transparency…

    Russia Reserves Fall $7.9 Billion, Biggest Drop Since May
    Bloomberg | 23 October 2014
    Plans to shift to inflation targeting and a free floating ruble…

    What do the Pros Really Think about the Market
    Humble Student of the Market | 21 October 2014
    I was reviewing a few “institutional” manager polls…

    Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi
    Bloomberg | 21 October 2014
    Citigroup is the biggest player in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market…

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    First Swiss Gold Poll Shows Pro-Gold Side In Lead At 45%
    ZeroHege | 21 October 2014
    The Swiss people will vote in the “Save Our Swiss Gold” initiative on November 30th…

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    Lowest Underwater Level Reached in Two Years
    GlobeSt | 23 October 2014
    A total of 15%, or 8.1 million, of US residential properties with a mortgage is seriously…

    IMF Finds Flaw in Bond Industry as Exiting Mutual Funds Is Too Easy
    Bloomberg | 22 October 2014
    They say regulators should consider new policies to prevent a mass exodus…

    Mortgage Applications in U.S. Jump 11.6% as Refinancing Surges
    Bloomberg | 22 October 2014
    Mortgage applications in the U.S. soared last week as a plunge…

    FHFA Said to Plan Steps to Ease Lending to Riskier Buyers
    Bloomberg | 17 October 2014
    The initiatives include a consensus on when defaulted loans are so flawed that lenders…

    Fannie, Freddie near Deal that Could Boost Mortgage Lending
    Originator Times | 17 October 2014
    Lenders have blamed those penalties for tight credit

    U.S. Renters “Financially Fragile”
    Squared Away Blog | 16 October 2014
    Things got markedly worse for renters after the Great Recession…

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    Russia’s Leverage Over Europe Becomes Clearer by the Day
    Russia Insider | 20 October 2014
    Both still need each other…

    Russian Oil Giant Rosneft Says It Needs $48 Billion Amid Western Sanctions
    Business Insider | 23 October 2014
    Rosneft has asked for more than 2 trillion roubles ($48.5bn) from the country’s National Wealth…

    Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases”
    Global Research | 14 October 2014
    Perhaps this third attempt to conquer and subjugate Russia…

    Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying
    Common Dreams | 20 October 2014
    The only crime for which those inside the national security state can be held accountable …whistle blowing…

    Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plow
    Reuters | 21 October 2014
    De Margerie was a staunch defender of Russia and its energy policies…

    Russia Rating Cut by Moody’s on Sluggish Economic Growth
    Bloomberg | 20 October 2014
    “The gradual and ongoing erosion of the country’s international reserve buffer”…

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    Surveillance Reform Theater
    Dissident Voice | 19 October 2014
    Why would the Director of the FBI knowingly advocate a strategy which is…

    US, Japan to Bolster Space Cooperation over Chinese Threat
    RT | 22 October 2014
    The space surveillance functions will be conducted by a special unit…

    Partial Sunset Eclipse Thursday Evening
    Shadow & Substance | October 2014
    A partial eclipse of the sun will occur on October 23, 2014 which can be seen from…

    Protect Yourself from RFID: Frightening Tracking Tech
    eHow | 20 October 2014
    It’s not easy to avoid RFID, since tags can be…

    Updated: Are Old Secrets Behind Lockheed’s New Fusion Machine?
    ScienceMag | 17 October 2014
    Being able to build such a small and presumably cheap reactor would be world-changing…

    Bitcoin Services Forced to Spy on Users?
    Electronic Frontier Foundation | 2014
    The State of New York has proposed BitLicense, a sprawling regulatory…

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    Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others
    Fox News | 21 October 2014
    Lagos, the commercial hub of Africa’s most populous nation, largest economy and leading energy produce…


    U.S. is Responsible for the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    Global Research | 17 October 2014
    DoD is funding Ebola trials on humans…

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    “Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    Every day we see new announcements about breakthroughs in science and technology in numerous areas. Fusion. Robotics. Nanotechnology. Teleportation. The list is growing.

    This week, Dr. Joseph Farrell of Giza Death Star will join me for his quarterly Solari Report. We are going to engage in some “high octane speculation” about the most important scientific and engineering developments underway. What are the ones that are most important to you and me? What will the impact be on our culture, geopolitics and investment in the 21st Century?

    You don’t want to miss this one. This discussion will help you understand why I say that the changes over the last ten years are just the beginning. Strap in!

    It’s the last week of the month so no Money & Markets.

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Snowpiercer, the recent apocalyptic thriller about a group of humans surviving in an ice age traveling around the Earth on a train. More than gruesome, the speech given by Ed Harris for the last twenty minutes is one of the most remarkable descriptions of our existing governance system ever created and the ending eloquently speaks to real solutions.

    Talk to you Thursday!

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    “The strategic adversary is fascism… the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.” ~ Michel Foucault

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    This situation is not a good sign.

    The governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie, are both former prosecutors. They have both been recently targeted and are under investigation by the Department of Justice for criminal allegations. And they just happen to be doing a dance with the federal government to define how mandatory government quarantines will be implemented.

    White House Tries to get States to Reverse Mandatory Ebola Quarantines


    To continue reading Catherine’s commentary on current events subscribe to The Solari Report here. Subscribers can log in to finish reading here.

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    By Rhonda Mapp

    Friday, October 10, 2014, I took my final stroll through Harry’s Farmer’s Market in Roswell, Georgia, USA. It was a bittersweet goodbye. Harry and I had been through so much together over the years. Harry’s Farmers Market ignited my ‘real’ food enthusiasm and expanded my food imagination. His store was there for me during many of my major life events like divorce but also meeting new mutual food and wine enthusiasts. The aroma from the bakery filled the over-sized store. I saw him in the store all the time, but we never exchanged words.

    Harry’s inspired me to try new recipes with the array of wonderful ingredients in the store. Despite the name, the store offered more than fresh foods. Extensive wines, aromatic bakery, incredible selection of cheeses, coffees, outstanding seafood department, beautiful bouquets of fresh cut flowers and featured locally produced artisan products. It truly was an “event” to go shopping at Harry’s! He also set high quality standards unmatched by other area stores.

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    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    “You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.”
    ~CIA operative

    We tend to think of various intelligence and media agencies as organizations that cooperate. However, the relationships are much closer and more intimate. We are looking at deep, long standing and financially profitable partnerships that create a matrix reality that entrains you.

    It has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with bringing you the news or protecting your rights and assets as a citizen.

    This is a theme explored in the latest movie Kill the Messenger about the CIA-Washington Post hit on reporter Gary Webb. If you have not seen it, I recommend it as a useful example of how the game is played.

    Intelligence agencies and the media are engaged daily in the creative, dynamic process of inventing your world – defining your dreams, your fears, your hopes, your direction. They create. They create together. And what they create are ways of harvesting you.

    For every action they take, they create a story.


    To continue reading Catherine’s commentary on current events subscribe to The Solari Report here. Subscribers can log in to finish reading here.

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    “You’ve got to be in it to win it.” ~ Old Saying

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    One way to learn about investing is to just do it. Of course, that can be expensive when you are using real money. As one of my former partners used to say, “Nothing clarifies the mind like writing a check.”

    That is why simulation is such a valuable tool. Our Team Awesome Solari Circle has created a portfolio at Yahoo Finance with $1 million. This week we will begin the process of setting our investment goals, allocations and guidelines and starting to choose our first investments.

    In the process, we will review the current market trends and relative valuations in:

    We will also discuss fundamental analysis and technical analysis and what process we will use to both monitor our existing portfolio and identify opportunities.

    If you are nervous about learning how to invest, just dive in. Try it. You can invent as much money as you want in a portfolio simulation package. What is important is to reserve a regular time to keep growing your portfolio and learning. This is like gardening. It is a journey and there is always more to learn and to grow.

    Related Reading:

    Global Stock Market Valuations and Expected Future Returns

    Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part I

    Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part II

    Team Awesome Solari Circle, Part III

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    By Emma Finamore and Kunal Dutta

    Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has described artificial intelligence as a “demon” and the “biggest existential threat there is”, in his latest dramatic statement about technology.

    Addressing students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Musk said: “I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that.

    “With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.”

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