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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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    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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    ‘Snowpiercer’ Benefits from Unusual Distribution Route
    WSJ | 21 October 2014
    About survivors of a global apocalypse living on a train that circles the globe…

    Woman Goes to Jail for Not Mowing Lawn
    Yahoo | 17 October 2014
    The judge says he could add more jail time if the city isn’t satisfied…

    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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    Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife
    Judicial Watch | 23 October 2014
    Americans will be astonished that Obama asserted…

    Ottawa Shootings: Soldier Killed and City on Lockdown
    BBC | 22 October 2014
    Mr Harper, speaking late on Wednesday, said the attack would strengthen Canada’s resolve…

    POLITICO Poll: Alarm, Anxiety as Election Looms
    Politico | 20 October 2014
    Two-thirds of likely voters said they feel that the United States has lost…


    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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    “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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    “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!

    Related Reading:

    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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    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    I have been listening to commentators criticize the decision by regulators and financial institutions to loosen the terms and conditions in mortgage lending and securitization. The drumbeat thinking is that relaxed terms and conditions were the cause of the fiscal crisis.

    This is simply not true. At the time of the bailouts, approximately $8 trillion would have extinguished all the single family mortgages in the country. Consequently, bailouts of over $27 trillion were not designed to deal with mortgages in arrears. They were designed to deal with trillions of mortgages issued on non-existent homes or on homes that had many mortgages on them, fraudulently issued and securitized with derivatives layered on top of that. That is how you get bailouts sufficient to pay off many multiples of ALL the home mortgages in the country.


    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 Peter Farquhar

    The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 by Nicholas V. It holds some 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 images and engravings.

    Last year, non-profit organization Digita Vaticana Oculus was founded with the aim of helping fund the digitization of 80,000 of the manuscripts, or 41 million pages.

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    Related Reading:

    Vatican Library: Online Collection List

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    “Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.” ~ Babe Ruth

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    It does not get much better than being in the San Francisco Bay Area when the Giants are playing in the World Series.

    Once upon a time, the Giants were my father’s team. Actually, it was because the “Say Hey Kid” – Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants – was my father’s favorite player. I loved Hank Aaron who played for the Atlanta Braves.

    Every year my father and I would bet and cheer our heroes onwards. Who would have the most home runs, Willie Mays or Hank Aaron? Who would have the higher RBIs? The competition was fierce. The growth of my slender personal net worth depended on Hank’s performance each summer.

    We lived in a city where our baseball team did not get to the World Series.

    For the first half of the 20th century, Philadelphia had two teams: the Athletics and the Phillies. Connie Mack lead the Athletics to win the World Series in 1913, 1929 and 1930, placing as the runner up in 1905, 1914 and 1931. But the Athletics were traded to Kansas City in 1955, five years after Mack retired in 1950 at the age of 87.

    Philadelphia then waited until 1980 for the Phillies to win the World Series. For all the years of my Philadelphia childhood, the empty seats in Connie Mack Stadium underscored what a long wait that was.

    By the time the Phillies finally won the World Series in 1980, I was working on Wall Street, regularly on the prowl for Yankee tickets.

    So I appreciate the magic that comes to a city when their hometown team has won again and again, and made it all the way to the World Series.

    Tonight the Giants whopped the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in the first of two games in Missouri. They are coming home Thursday for three straight games here in San Francisco.

    The anticipation is everywhere. On this cool, crisp sunny day, everyone had on his or her Giants windbreakers and sweats. All the kids had new Giants tees. As I sat in the local café this evening, neighbors discussed who had tickets to this week’s games or their plans for watching from home with family and friends.

    The Giants have given us something we can share, something to admire, something of which we can be proud.

    Play Ball!

    Related Reading:

    2014 World Series on Wikipedia

    Strongly Recommended:

    Baseball (TV series) by Ken Burns

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