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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.


    Most of the World Panics — Is the US Next?
    Dollar Collapse | 23 November 2014
    Can the US remain aloof from the…

    The Pros and Cons of a SWIFT Response
    Forbes | 19 November 2014
    SWIFT’s own rules allow it to cut off…

    Goldman, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Named in Commodity Manipulation Investigation
    Forbes | 19 November 2014
    “It’s time to restore the separation between banking”…


    At Spain’s Door, a Welcome Mat for Entrepreneurs
    New York Times | 22 November 2014
    Last year, it made more than 600 unsecured loans to…

    China Creates New City Planning Categories and Could Shift Growth to Cities with 5 Million Population or Less
    Next Big Future | 22 November 2014
    As part of its urbanisation push…

    Russia Can Survive An Oil Price War
    Naked Capitalism | 20 November 2014
    Unlike the States however, a majority of Russia’s production…

    Israel Wants to End Europe’s Dependence on Russian Gas with this New Pipeline
    Business Insider | 20 November 2014
    It said the project would require…

    Justice Department Collects more than $24 Billion in Civil and Criminal Cases in Fiscal Year 2014
    Justice | 19 November 2014
    The amount is more than three times…


    Google Glass Basecamp Stores Closing in the US?
    Digital Spy | 23 November 2014
    The launch of the consumer version could be…

    Stars in Their Eyes: As the Rosetta Mission Shows, Britain is Getting it Right in Space
    Economist | 22 November 2014
    The innovative technology developed…

    Life on the Edge: the Coming of Age of Quantum Biology by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, review: ‘brilliantly well-explained’
    The Telegraph | 21 November 2014
    By far the most controversial…


    U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.
    New York Times | 07 November 2014
    The potato is one of a new wave of genetically…


    Watch Toni Morrison Drop Knowledge on Stephen Colbert
    The Root | 19 November 2014
    With her thoughtful and acerbic wit, she…

    How Do You Say ‘Twerk’ in Mandarin?
    Business Week | 13 November 2014
    A self-proclaimed “one-woman band,” Beinecke uses…

    Video: OMG! ?? Beats Me!
    YouTube | 06 March 2013
    OMG! Meiyu…

    Flash mob in Moscow, Russia
    YouTube | 26 February 2012
    Taco – Puttin’ on the Ritz…


    David Icke – Two Hour Special Royal/Political Paedophilia How the Global Pieces Fit
    YouTube | 17 November 2014
    How the global pieces fit…

    Jimmy Savile Sexual Abuse of Children
    Wiki | 19 November 2014
    It was reported that Savile had boasted…

    Criticism of the BBC: Sexual Abuse of Children
    Wiki | 26 October 2014
    Investigation into Savile in December 2011 was…

    Media ‘Gagged Over Bid to Report MP Child Sex Cases’
    Guardian | 22 November 2014
    Security services accused of…


    Wynn Resorts Being Investigated for Possible Money Laundering Violations: DJ
    CNBC | 20 November 2014
    Wynn Resorts is the third major Las Vegas casino firm…

    Iceland Jails Former Landsbanki CEO
    FT| 19 November 2014
    unique in the western world in actively targeting…

    If You Want to Pretend Your Stocks Are Buildings, Now You Can
    Bloomberg| 19 November 2014
    The guy in charge of this thing can’t even…

    Crashing Steel Prices Lead to Largest Chinese Bankruptcy, “Will be Followed by Others”
    Zero Hedge| 19 November 2014
    What should be really worrisome is…

    Why Snapcash will win over millennials
    Market Watch | 18 November 2014
    Enabling users to quickly upload their debit cards and make payments to…

    Hugh Hendry: “I Believe Central Bankers are Terrified”
    Zero Hedge | 18 November 2014
    You have to be in things that are…


    Ukraine Admits its Gold is Gone: “There is Almost No Gold Left in the Central Bank Vault”
    Zero Hedge | 18 November 2014
    Constantly increased hitting a record…


    Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About
    Global Research | 19 November 2014
    Since the Reagan Administration, Washington…

    Putin Stuns Advisers with Corruption Crackdown to Counter Sanctions
    Yahoo | 18 November 2014
    We are constantly and purposefully cutting…

    Audio Compilation: GeorgeAnn Hughs’ Interviews with Dr. Farrell
    The Byte Show | 19 November 2014
    Covert Wars & Break-Away Civilizations, Financial Vipers of Venice…

    France Calls for “New Deal” with “Real Money” not Fake EU Promises
    Global Economic Analysis | 19 November 2014
    An overseer will not “multiply” a damn thing except…

    How Political Donors are Changing Statehouse News Reporting
    Governing | November 2014
    Focused on state government because of the “vacuum of content” brought on by…

    Australia, China SignFree Trade Agreement
    Press TV | 17 November 2014
    “the best ever access provided to a foreign country”…


    New subatomic particles predicted by Canadians found at CERN
    CBCNews | 19 November 2014
    The LHC is currently shut…

    USA Freedom Act Fails to Move Forward… For Incredibly Stupid Reasons
    Tech Dirt | 18 November 2014
    the completely bogus debate over…

    Military Deploys Chemical, Biological, Nuclear & High Yield Explosive Response Vehicles to St. Louis
    The Gateway Pundit | 18 November 2014
    The Missouri Guard owns several…

    Out of ISS: Russia Going Solo with Space Station?
    RT | 16 November 2014
    The decision on further use of the ISS after 2020…

    Hydrogen May Prove Fuel of the Future
    Scientific America | 18 November 2014
    In June, Hyundai Motor Co. began leasing…

    Waste Water from Oil Fracking Injected into Clean Aquifers
    CBS | 16 November 2014
    State officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump…
    Those aquifers are supposed to be…


    Support GMO labeling or turn the oil tanker around?
    Tech Dirt | 18 November 2014
    More Monsanto genes…

    Prescription Drug Vending Machine Installed on Campus
    Tech Dirt | 18 November 2014
    For students without transportation after the school’s pharmacy…

    Ex-NFL Star Finds New Passion in Farming
    YouTube | 18 November 2014
    Jason Brown, who quit the NFL to tackle…



    “Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren’t necessary or that have very limited benefits” ~ Jane M. Orient, MD, AAPS (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) Executive Director

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving. Some of the people I will be giving thanks for are the many people in our network who protect our health freedoms, including attorney Alan Phillips.

    Alan Phillips, author of The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions, joins me on The Solari Report this week.

    Alan joined us on The Solari Report in 2009 when many of us were concerned about efforts to mandate a swine flu vaccine. He joined us again in 2013 to address increased efforts to mandate vaccines for health care professionals as well as growing pressure on parents from school systems.

    Subscribers have said they wish to avoid vaccines, but don’t know how to handle various legal, regulatory and professional obstacles. We have asked Alan to help you understand how to get accurate information on the law and latest developments in this area.

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, I recommend Gary Null’s Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines. For those who want to explore this topic further, here is Dr. Suzanne Humphries recent lecture in Sweden on vaccines and health.

    Dr. Suzanne Humphries Part Two

    Dr. Suzanne Humphries Part Three

    Dr. Suzanne Humphries Part Four

    And, of course, my favorite source on the vaccine topic is our very own Jon Rappoport whose pit bull commentary at No More Fake News keeps me laughing no matter how bad it gets!

    It is the last week of the month, so no Money & Markets.

    Have a bountiful Thanksgiving. Here at The Solari Report, the entire Solari team and I are giving thanks for you!


    ***CAF Note: Hagel is exceptionally competent. This is not good news.***

    By Roger Runningen and Phil Mattingly

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over policy and how it’s presented to the public, officials said.

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an official announcement of Hagel’s departure at 11:10 a.m. Washington time. Hagel will remain defense secretary until a successor has been confirmed, a defense official said.

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    [CAF Note: I suspect the recent meltdown by Bill Gross related more to his fears of managing the world’s largest bond fund in a world of diminishing dealer and institutional liquidity than personnel issues. Let’s see how the shift to electronic networks works. This is going to be very interesting. Most dangerous job in the world may be managing bond and derivative databases.]

    by Peter Cotton

    Here are some statistics from the recent Celent report on US Corporate bond trading.

    • As of January 2013, holdings of corporate bond inventories at the 21 dealers that trade with the Federal Reserve have declined by 74% to $56.4 billion since the 2007 peak.
    • Only 30 bonds a day have more than five trades on either side in institutional size with names changing all the time due to new issues, according to MarketAxess.
    • According to ITB, since 2009 odd lots/super-odd lots notional (US$100K–$1M) have seen an increase in daily notional volume of 33%.
    • There has been only a modest increase in ADV (up 6%) for trade size US$1M–$25M since 2009.
    • Average trade size on RFQ platforms (i.e., MarketAxess) has been declining 5–6% per year.
    • Average trade size on MarketAxess high grade is now ~$400K.
    • In the US, corporate bonds volumes compiled with TRACE data are only slightly up year on year at just under $12 billion of average daily volume, and it has been rather stable for the past four years.

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    The $400 Billion Bond Mismatch Keeping Bears at Bay Endures


    By Wikipedia

    Mechatronics is a design process that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering, that is to say, it rejects splitting engineering into separate disciplines. Originally, mechatronics just included the combination of mechanics and electronics, hence the word is a combination of mechanics and electronics; however, as technical systems have become more and more complex the word has been broadened to include more technical areas.

    The word “mechatronics” originated in Japanese-English and was created by Tetsuro Mori, an engineer of Yaskawa Electric Corporation. The word “mechatronics” was registered as trademark by the company in Japan with the registration number of “46-32714″ in 1971. However, afterward the company released the right of using the word to public, and the word “mechatronics” spread to the rest of the world. Nowadays, the word is translated in each language and the word is considered as an essential term for industry.

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    “Strange, strange are the dynamics of oil and the ways of oilmen.” ~ Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    Oil is down 23% year to date – most of that fall has been in the last three months.

    What does it mean? There are many variables at play – new supplies coming on line, global economy slowing, better economics for renewables and the integration of information technology globally. What about our old friend the Oil Card?

    With exploration moving into the Arctic, the US faces the possibility that Russia could surpass the US in reserves controlled. We know from our recent interview with Anne Williamson, that the US and allies were successful in the 1990’s asserting greater control and ownership of Russian oil reserves and production capacity by particularly brutal means after successfully playing the Oil Card – manipulating the oil price lower to accelerate the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    With Putin leading an effort to reassert sovereignty, including control of Russian oil and commodities, is the Oil Card game switching from checkmating China with a high price to bringing the Russians to heal with falling prices?

    Veteran report Jim Norman returns to the Solari Report to discuss what is next for the Oil Card. If you have not read Jim’s book The Oil Card it is one of our top picks for understanding the global economy and the world around you.

    I will cover the latest in financial markets in Money and Markets and why British Prime Minister Cameron’s comments after the latest G-20 meeting combined with recent announcements about British sex scandals add up to a new warning signal for the financial system. In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the documentary The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power.

    Talk to you Thursday!


    By Max Ehrenfreund

    President Obama unveiled Thursday a major executive action on immigration policy, offering temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, along with an indefinite reprieve from deportation.

    There are roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, and political leaders of both parties agree the current system is broken and needs fixing. Yet Obama’s action has outraged Republicans in Congress, who say the president doesn’t have the authority to delay deportations for such a large class of people without legislation.

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    President Obama and the Hispanic Community

    Border Wars with Zack Taylor


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