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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.
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.
Citigroup Settles Mortgage Inquiry for $7 Billion
The New York Times | 14 July 2014
The $7 billion deal that Citigroup agreed to strike with the Justice Department…
Executive Pay ’180 Times Average’, Report Finds
BBC News | 13 July 2014
Executive pay has grown from 60 times that of the average worker to almost 180 times since the 1990s, according to a report…
Step Inside CYNK, The Company That’s Worth $5 Billion But Has No Revenues, Assets, Or Full-Time Employees
Yahoo! Finance | 12 July 2014
Yesterday we wrote about the strange case of CYNK Technology…
Survey: Growth Forecast Lowered to 3 Percent for the Second Quarter
The Hill | 11 July 2014
Business economists have lowered their estimates for economic growth in the second quarter following news…
Got ’em, Gotham
The Economist | 12 July 2014
The company-accounts detectives collar another suspect…
Traders Flood U.S. With $3.4 Trillion of Bond-Auction Demand
Bloomberg | 14 July 2014
The intensifying debate over when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates is little more than a sideshow when it comes to the ability of the U.S. to borrow…
Tory Child Abuse Whistleblower: ‘I Supplied Underage Rent Boys for Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet Ministers’
Mirror | 13 July 2014
Whistleblower and former Conservative party activist Anthony Gilberthorpe says he provided child prostitutes for a sex and drugs party with top politicians…
Women Bishops Approved By Church Of England… Finally
The Huffington Post | 14 July 2014
The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops…
Little Oversight as Nestle Taps Morongo Reservation Water
The Desert Sun | 14 July 2014
Among the windmills and creosote bushes of San Gorgonio Pass…
World Bank and UN Carbon Offset Scheme ‘Complicit’ in Genocidal Land Grabs – NGOs
The Guardian | 03 July 2014
Plight of Kenya’s indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South…
Germany Orders CIA Station Chief to Leave Over Spying Allegations
The Washington Post | 10 July 2014
The German government ordered the CIA’s top officer in Berlin to leave the country…
Illustration of the ZUtA Pocket Printer
YouTube | 10 April 2014
This is a demonstration of what the ZUtA Pocket Printer will look like…
A Yankee Inventor Takes On Beijing Smog
Qing’s Tea House | 10 June 2014
On days when Beijing’s heavy air pollution is especially pungent…
Southwest, UPS Airliners Aid in Weather Forecasting Revolution
Bloomberg | 19 June 2014
Southwest Airlines and UPS have equipped 112 of their aircraft with devices that measure moisture in the atmosphere…
Severe Solar Storm Damage Could Top $2 Trillion
Bloomberg | 20 June 2014
According to a study by Lloyd’s of London, an extreme geomagnetic storm in the near future is almost inevitable…
Underground Lab Tackles Japan Nuclear Waste Issue
AP | 14 July 2014
Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan’s northern tip…
Indoor Farms Can Work
Undernews | 11 July 2014
Converting what were formerly industrial buildings into indoor farming operations…
Chinese Tycoon Guo Copying Buffett Rises From Bread to Club Med
The Malay Mail | 07 July 2014
Twice a week in the winter of 1987, students living in the No 5 dormitory of Shanghai’s Fudan University would hear a familiar knock close to midnight…
A Chinese Real Estate Billionaire Just Donated His Entire Fortune To Charity. Leaving His Kids With Precisely NOTHING.
Celebrity Networth | 29 June 2014
You’ve got to admire anyone who goes from being dirt poor to self-made billionaire…
Bitcoin Busted: French Police Wind Up 1st Illegal Virtual Currency Trading Ring
RT | 07 July 2014
French police have eliminated an illegal Bitcoin trading network worth 200,000 euro…
Breakingviews: Founders Not Keepers
Reuters | 07 July 2014
Richard Beales and Rob Cox air a new idea for balancing the interests of tech company founders and outside investors…
Latest Snowden Leaks: FBI Targeted Muslim-American Lawyers
Wired | 07 July 2014
At least five Muslim-Americans, including prominent lawyers, a civil rights leader and academics, were targeted…
Germany to Escalate Counter-Espionage Efforts in Wake of US Spying Allegations
The Guardian | 07 July 2014
Bild newspaper says interior ministry emphasising the need for effective counter-intelligence in wake of arrest of BND staffer…
Fukushima Has 9 Days to Prevent ‘Unsafe’ Overheating
RT | 06 July 2014
Fukushima operator TEPCO has been forced to switch off the cooling system at mothballed Reactor Unit 5…
Pyongyang Calls for Koreas’ Federalization & Reunification Without Outside Interference
RT | 07 July 2014
North and South should no more be victims of outside efforts to exploit Korea’s division…
NATO Should Buy French-built Warships
The Huffington Post | 07 July 2014
Today, in a shipyard in northwest France, two warships are receiving finishing touches…
Putin Says Russia Must Boost Arms Exports: RIA News Agency
Reuters | 07 July 2014
Russia should boost its arms exports to help the industry upgrade and add more high-end jobs…
Sun Valley Said to Be on Alert for Drones at Billionaire Enclave
Bloomberg | 08 July 2014
As billionaires and dealmakers descend upon Sun Valley, Idaho…
The Smart Bracelet That Can Read Your Emotions
BBC News | 07 July 2014
Immersive technology is blurring the lines between the physical…
‘Remote Control’ Contraceptive Chip Available ‘By 2018′
BBC News | 07 July 2014
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts…
Self-Healing ‘Transformer’ Drones – Future of Warfare?
RT | 07 July 2014
Future aircraft should be able to heal themselves in flight…
Hospitals Are Mining Patients’ Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick
Businessweek | 03 July 2014
Imagine getting a call from your doctor if you let your gym membership lapse…
Japan Braces for Typhoon Neoguri
The Wall Street Journal | 07 July 2014
Powerful Storm Expected to Bring Heavy Rains, Landslides, Floods…
Volcano Discovered Smoldering Under a Kilometer of Ice in West Antarctica
Washington University in St. Louis | 17 November 2013
Its heat may increase the rate of ice loss from one of the continent’s major ice streams…
By Catherine Austin Fitts
This week on The Solari Report, more on “breaking away” as I present my 2nd Quarter Wrap Up.
The first half of 2014 has been profoundly power shifting. I will review the most important events in the financial markets and geopolitical stories that highlight the primary trends impacting your time and finances. My goal is to help you see the strategic areas of investment opportunity and risk as they unfold within the events around us.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the Belgian police thriller Salamander. Salamander has been been purchased by the BBC and is scheduled for an English-speaking remake. A fascinating case study in the nature of political governance and control in the 21st century, Salamander underscores the power and importance of “control files.” For those of you trying to understand the latest round of pedophilia scandals in England and how compromising pictures in the wrong hands can drive people to extremes, this one is for you.
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“But sooner or later baby, here’s a ditty
Say you’re gonna have to get right down to the real nitty gritty”
– “The Nitty Gritty,” by Lincoln Chase
By Catherine Austin Fitts
I am drowning in strange intellectual justifications for income inequality. There seems to be no end in inventing explanations for the existing centralization of wealth.
One recent article in the WSJ said that it was all because of semiconductors. You almost don’t know what to say to such hubris. If that were true – and it is not – I would point out that the early developments of semiconductors might have been paid for by the taxpayers through the black budget and transferred out to Silicon Valley in a manner that provided no return to the taxpayers.
The growth of academic and intellectual justifications has become so robust, I purchased Thomas Pikety’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century to try to understand what all the fuss is about. To my delight, his introduction is beautifully written and promises lots of statistics. So we shall see.
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By Dr. Joseph Farrell
Now, while the world cup soccer finals were going on – which Germany eventually won – the nations of the BRICSA bloc were busy talking to each other, and one of them, Mr. Putin, was talking with Mama Merkel. I was not able to comment on all of this at the time, having had to pre-schedule over a month of blogs due to the Secret Space Program conference (we’ll get back into orbit again this week, eventually, so be patient).
Now, what do you want to bet that they are not talking about soccer? Interestingly, while Putin and Merkel were at the World Cup, along with Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff, and her counterpart, Christina de Kirchner of Argentina, President Obama was not. One might wonder at the convenience of the finalists of the world cup being Germany and Argentina, for the latter wants into the BRICSA bloc, and the former has close trading ties with its two biggest members, Russia and China, and is also “less than happy” about American spying and other “activity.”
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