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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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    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…

    UBS Preparing to Delist Stock
    Armstrong Economics | 29 September 2014
    Foreign banks are targeted to allow the government to pretend…

    India Set to Become $2 Trillion Economy This Year
    The Times of India | 19 October 2014
    India is poised to become a $2 trillion economy this year…

    The Dow Theory
    Financial Perspectives | 19 October 2014
    As I sit getting ready for my exam, one of the areas I will be tested on is the Dow Theory…

    Apple Pay Rolls Out, with Holes in the System
    MarketWatch | 20 October 2014
    Starting Monday, Apple Inc. will… add a wallet to it’s iPhones…

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    FHFA Said to Plan Steps to Ease Lending to Riskier Buyers
    <span style="font-size: 12px;color: gray"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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    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 …whistleblowing…

    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”…

    Japanese PM Abe Suffers Setback as Two Ministers Quit
    Bloomberg | 20 October 2014
    Further resignations could raise doubts about Abe’s own future…

    The Rise of Putin and The Fall of The Russian-Jewish Oligarchs
    Armstrong Economics | 19 October 2014
    I’m delighted he has accepted…

    Sweden Says Credible Reports of Foreign Submarine in its Waters
    Reuters | 19 October 2014
    The sightings had taken place in “an area that is of interest…

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    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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    Pema Chödrön
    Oprah | 19 October 2014
    Uplifting conversation about her spiritual journey and how we…

    Controlling the American Mind: The Viral Liturgical Psychodrama
    21st Century Wire | 20 October 2014
    One must be ever-mindful of the overall designs of mass media…

    Prepare Your Children for a “Lifetime of Surveillance”
    Diane Ravitch’s Blog | 18 October 2014
    Investors have poured billions of dollars into new technologies to track…

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    AIG Bailout Trial Bombshell III: Paulson Lied to Congress About TARP

    Naked Capitalism | 17 October 2014
    Fed and Treasury saw TARP as a way to inject equity…

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    Fed’s Bullard says QE3 Could Last Longer than October
    Market Watch | 16 October 2014
    Maybe this is a juncture where we want to invoke this clause…

    The Recent Decline in Oil Prices is Becoming a Rapid Descent
    Kiplinger | 10 October 2014
    OPEC, the cartel of oil-producing nations, can’t agree on the output…

    Italy Lifts Out of Recession Thanks to Hookers, Drugs
    Yahoo | 15 October 2014
    Thanks to a change in data calculations across the European Union which includes illegal…

    No Smoke, No Mirrors: The Dutch Pension Plan
    New York Times | 11 October 2014
    The Dutch system rests on the idea that each generation should pay its own…

    JPMorgan’s Complete Guide To Everything Happening In The Markets
    Business Insider | 13 October 2014
    This 67-slide presentation gives investors an overview of what to watch out for in stocks, bonds, real estate, and the rest of…

    China, Russia Sign $25 Billion Local Currency Swap
    Bloomberg | 13 October 2014
    The announcement came during a three-day visit to Russia by Chinese Premier…

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    Wind Blows Away Fossil Power in The Nordics, the Baltics Next
    Reuters | 15 October 2014
    Adding further wind power capacity at current market conditions could lead to power prices dropping…

    India and China Agreed to Pull Back Troops Ranged Against Each Other in Ladakh
    NDTV | 16 October 2014
    India is concerned about China’s development…

    Clinton Charges University $225,000 for Speech on High Cost of Tuition
    National Review | 14 October 2014
    Only Hillary Clinton can take a $225,000 speaking fee from a public university…

    Landslide Third Victory for Bolivian President Who Backs Growing the Coca Leaf – and He Dedicates Winning to Fidel Castro
    DailyMail | 13 October 2014
    Some six million people were registered to cast ballots … where voting is compulsory…

    Argentina’s Congress Approves Supply Bill; Business Frets
    Reuters | 18 September 2014
    Private economists forecast inflation may top 40 percent this year as the currency tanks…

    Russia Says it’s Pulling 17,000 Troops from Near Ukrainian Border
    CNN | 12 October 2014
    Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko prepare to meet in Milan…

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    Wind Blows Away Fossil Power in The Nordics, The Baltics Next
    Reuters | 15 October 2014
    Adding further wind power capacity at current market conditions could lead to power prices dropping…

    9 Military Technologies That Will Soon Change the Face of War
    Kiplinger | June 2014
    Most are just a few years away…

    Giant Battery Unit Aims at Wind Storage Holy Grail
    Bloomberg | 14 October 2014
    Cost-effective storage for wind and solar energy is the industry’s “Holy Grail”…

    Lockheed Claims Breakthrough on Fusion Energy
    Scientific America | 15 October 2014
    Initial work demonstrated the feasibility of building a 100-megawatt reactor…

    Russia Develops Hybrid Fusion-fission Rreactor, Offers China Role
    RT | 15 October 2014
    So far no industrial-scale design managed to produce more energy than it consumes…

    Open for Discussion: Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake from TEDxWhitechapel
    TedBlog | 14 March 2013
    Graham Hancock’s and Rupert Sheldrake’s talks from TEDxWhitechapel should be removed…

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    You Won’t Believe the CDC Told This Lie
    Jon Rappoport | 16 October 2014
    One out of every five people in the US had Swine Flu.Sixty million.This lie takes the cake.

    Shock Claim From Ghana: Ebola Claim is Not Real
    Political Ears | 15 October 2014
    There ARE NO GIRLS MISSING…new reason was needed to steal… the new oil reserves…

    Unblind My Mind: What are We Eating?

    YouTube | 29 November 2013
    Dr. Reid determined that certain foods were associated with her daughter’s autistic behaviors…

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    “Once you embark on a road of imagination and creating, all bets are off. All preconceptions about what you must do, make, think, assume, and believe are yesterday’s news.” ~ Jon Rappoport

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    Two weeks ago, Rev. Franklin Sanders helped me address Spiritual Warfare from a Christian perspective. However, I want our discussion to be ongoing and inclusive.

    I am always fascinated listening to Jon Rappoport talk about what is happening spiritually. We align on the most important concepts, though we come at and describe them differently. So  I was thrilled when Jon agreed that he would address Spiritual Warfare on his quarterly report for the Solari Report this coming week.

    What is Spiritual Warfare? To what degree is it a battle against opposing forces? To what degree is it the individual at odds with himself/herself? How does one tell the difference? Is there a litmus test? Is there a dimension of world affairs that supersedes and stands outside the events of the day, a spiritual dimension in which planet-shaping decisions are made. This is Jon at his very best!

    In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Unmistaken Child, a 2008 documentary which follows a Tibetan Buddhist monk’s search for the reincarnation of his beloved teacher, the world-renowned lama (master teacher) Gershe Lama Konchog.

    Talk to you Thursday!

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    Jon has created a new special collection which includes information on how to obtain and manage power outside the confines of the matrix. He is calling it Power Outside the Matrix. It comes with my highest recommendation!

    For more information on Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News.

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    [CAF Note: Should some of us now be prepared to revisit the 1990's in Washington - such as having our Sunday brunches interrupted by undercover agents taking pictures and creating tabloid false frames?]

    By Mike Allen

    Administration insiders say Ron Klain, who starts Wednesday as the White House Ebola czar, will be in line to succeed John Podesta as counselor to President Barack Obama when Podesta leaves, likely to chair Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

    “The president has been talking to Ron about different roles for a long time, and he wouldn’t accept the Ebola job unless there was a promise of something bigger,” said a longtime Klain colleague.

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    Ron Klain on Wikipedia

    Why Ron Klain Is Right for the Ebola Job

    The Clinton Administration: Progressives for For-Profit Prisons – Dillon Read and Co. Inc. & the Aristocracy of Stock Profits

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    By Robert Parry

    Jeff Leen, the Washington Post’s assistant managing editor for investigations, begins his renewed attack on the late Gary Webb’s Contra-cocaine reporting with a falsehood.

    Leen insists that there is a journalism dictum that “an extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof.” But Leen must know that it is not true. Many extraordinary claims, such as assertions in 2002-03 that Iraq was hiding arsenals of WMDs, were published as flat-fact without “extraordinary proof” or any real evidence at all, including by Leen’s colleagues at the Washington Post.

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    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    To say that Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate Change is disappointing is an understatement.

    Klein’s best seller Shock Doctrine was a tour de force. For several years after its publication, it was a pleasure to see Naomi Klein fearlessly debating Alan Greenspan and putting him neatly in his place.

    I am still waiting for the book on climate change that deals with reality, makes sense of the issues and frames the uncertainty for busy people with little or no scientific background.

    For such a book to do so it would need to:

    • Provide an overview of climate trends based on hard statistics from redundant sources;
    • Explain trends in geophysical dynamics such as the deterioration in the magnetic fields:
    • Provide an overview of space weather and explain trends related to current climate behavior;
    • Address the relationship between the global spraying program that has been ongoing since the mid-1990’s and what has been happening with our climate – HAARP too;
    • Address serious allegations regarding weather manipulation and weather warfare and how they relate to symptoms attributed to climate change;
    • Frame the scientific debate between those who believe that climate trends are a function of man made behavior, including fossil fuel use, or trends related to space weather and geophysical conditions;
    • Stop confusing the current central banking warfare model with capitalism and markets. There is a difference between organized crime and managed/manipulated economics and market economics. A coherent picture of the real economics we are dealing’ with is important to understand, as markets are potentially a very important part of real solutions; and
    • Understand the relationship between fossil fuels and the current dollar reserve currency status. As Chris Powell once said, “fiat currency has done far more environmental damage, then all the mining companies have ever dreamt of doing.” This discussion would include an understanding of Jim Norman’s “Oil Card” and the national security management of global oil prices as an essential component of our current system.

     
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    “Keep calm and hire yourself”~Seen at Pinterest

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    Kickstarter is the largest platform for crowdfunding creative projects. Since starting in 2009, Kickstarter has helped to raise over $1.3 billion for 71,350 successfully funded projects.

    The US micro-equity and venture markets are still waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission to publish regulations implementing provisions of the JOBS Act to permit the sale of securities through crowdfunding portals. In the meantime, foreign portals are growing as are US online platforms such as Kickstarter that finance entrepreneurs through gifts and pre-production orders.

    One of the attractions of crowdfunding is that it provides access to funding and support for many people who have traditionally been shut out of capital raising avenues: artists, geeks, documentary makers and – you guessed it- women. A recent academic study reported in WSJ  shows a high participation rate of women both funding and leading successfully funded projects on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

    This week on The Solari Report, I will speak with San Francisco Bay Area nutritionist and chef Karen Wang Diggs about her highly successful kickstarter project Kraut Source.  Karen is a chef with extensive experience both in North America and Asia as well as a gifted entrepreneur with a knack for helping busy people combine good health and fresh, delicious food.

    Karen and her partner launched their campaign to raise $35,000 to launch Kraut Source – kitchenware for making fermented foods like sauerkraut and natural pickles. Kraut Source blew by their goal, raising $184,133 from 3,355 funders. (I was one) That is quite a customer base with which to start a business! Karen just returned from the New York Maker Faire where Kraut Source was one of five successful projects highlighted by Kickstarter.

    Should you consider crowdfunding? How do you do it? What works and why? Karen and I will walk you through the ingredients to her success. Send or post your questions!

    In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, here is “The Art of Asking,” Amanda Palmer on her philosophy as performance artist and attractor of global crowdsourced support.

    Talk to you Thursday!

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