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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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    IMF’s Lagarde Put Under Investigation in French Fraud Case
    Reuters | 27 August 2014
    IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates…

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    Database of Local Military Purchases
    A database of military purchases by area…

    Assange to Help Dotcom Drop ‘Bombshell’ on Key
    One News | 25 August 2014
    Kim Dotcom has revealed to ONE News the big international name who will play a role in the bombshell he’ll drop…

    Johnson Calls for ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ for Suspected Terrorists
    The Guardian | 25 August 2014
    Mayor of London says ‘minor’ law change should reverse presumption of innocence for those who travel to Iraq and Syria…

    Putin’s Advisor on Ukraine
    Soul of the East | 25 July 2014
    Sergei Glazyev is a key economic advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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    The Art of Slow Growth
    Medium | 22 August 2014
    What do Twitter and Breaking Bad have in common? Neither would have survived based on their pitch alone…

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    Thinker, Trader, Holder. Why?
    Mauldin Economics | 18 August 2014
    Sometimes, just sometimes, you need to stop for a second, take a step back, and reconsider the simplest pieces of any puzzle…

    That Asteroid Mining Meme: Wealth, Ranking, and Risk: That Venetian Model Again
    Giza Death Star | 18 August 2014
    There were a number of articles shared with me this week about space…

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    Fannie Mae Chops Outlooks for Housing in 2014, 2015
    Yahoo! Finance | 18 August 2014
    Mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae slashed its outlook on Monday…

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    The Great Chinese Exodus
    The Wall Street Journal | 15 August 2014
    Many Chinese are leaving for cleaner air, better schools and more opportunity…

    Pope Ok’s Protecting Iraq Minorities, Wants UN Ok
    AP | 18 August 2014
    Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants…

    Europe Pays Farmers to Destroy Food Hit by Russian Ban
    CNN | 18 August 2014
    Vladimir Putin continues to unsettle Europe’s economy…

    Rick Perry Claims Indictment Part of Larger ‘Rule of Law’ Problem
    The Washington Post | 17 August 2014
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) insisted Sunday that a grand jury indictment alleging he abused…

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    UN Urges Exit Screening for Ebola at Some Airports
    AP | 18 August 2014
    Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers…

    Sweet Victory for Mexico Beekeepers as Monsanto Loses GM Permit
    The Guardian | 08 August 2014
    Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling…

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    So Much for Summer: Snow Set to Blast Scotland as Forecasters Warn of ‘Coldest August Spell in a Century’
    The Daily Mail | 18 August 2014
    Bitter Arctic winds could plunge parts of Britain into the coldest spell of August weather for almost a century…

    Mo’Ne Davis Beats the Boys of Summer
    Bloomberg | 18 August 2014
    In a week of disheartening news for both women and African-Americans…

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    Three New JPMorgan IT Deaths Include Alleged Murder-Suicide
    Wall Street on Parade | 14 July 2014
    Since December of last year, JPMorgan Chase has been experiencing tragic…

    Calpers Could Shift Investments to Avoid Risky Bets in Areas Like Commodities
    Reuters | 10 August 2014
    The California Public Employee Retirement System, the largest U.S. public pension fund…

    The Recession Generation: How Millennials Are Changing Money Management Forever
    Forbes | 30 July 2014
    Without any apparent irony, the woman who aspires to change financial services in the 21st century sits…

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    Emergency appeal – ‘Stirol’ Chemical Plant Shelled by Ukraine!
    Vineyard Saker | 11 August 2014
    This is an emergency appeal regarding Kiev Junta attempts to launch what is essentially a chemical attack…

    Zack Taylor Discusses That Rick Perry Will Send the National Guard to the Border.

    YouTube | 21 July 2014
    Chairman and border security expert for The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers…

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    Robot Olympics Planned for 2020 Powered by Japan’s ‘Robot Revolution’
    Singularity Hub | 02 August 2014
    Japan likes robots. And while some Americans raised on a confusing sci-fi diet…

    Robotic Bees Designed to Pollinate Crops Making Significant Strides
    Singularity Hub | 06 August 2014
    In Harvard researcher Robert Wood’s lab, a robot the size of a quarter lifts off the ground, its wings a blur…

    Burger Robot Poised to Disrupt Fast Food Industry
    Singularity Hub | 10 August 2014
    I saw the future of work in a San Francisco garage two years ago…

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    “The aid program delivered best it could what was in reality a flimsy contrivance, which – in turn – was really only an exotic venue through which to pass public funds to selected Russians of the Clintons and the Harvard Institute of International Development’s choosing and to Wall Street investment banks the Clintons hoped to entice permanently into their orbit of supporters and contributors. In short, the Russian bond market was the Arkansas Development Finance Authority gone international.” ~ Anne Williamson, Testimony Before the Committee on Banking and Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives, Sept. 21, 1999

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    The most popular blog post at solari.com is Financial Coup d’ Etat. It was written about my experience at an investment conference in London. I was presenting The Myth of the Rule of Law about the extraordinary windfalls enjoyed by private investors as a result of so-called “privatization” and the early engineering of the US housing bubble. I then heard a riveting presentation from former WSJ report and author Anne Williamson about a similar process in Russia and the former Soviet Union territories and one from John Laughland about, yet again, a similar process in Eastern Europe.

    We realized that day that it was the same investment interests operating globally using the same models in country after country.  Since then, as events unfold globally, I watch for the impact of investment flows on events throughout the seven continents – the financial interests and deals often involve deep connections.

    This week Anne Williamson of Lok-N-Load Media joins me to discuss the devastating “privatization” of the Russian economy in the 1990′s as a critical history leading up to current events in the Ukraine. We will talk about what is happening in the Ukraine, Russia’s point of view and what that means to events ahead. This is a long, fascinating discussion on the real politik of US relations with Europe, Russia and the Ukraine today with an experienced author whose grasp of the global financial system, institutions and markets is first rate. You don’t want to miss it!

    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 a remarkable new documentary Dinosaur 13, directed and produced by Todd Douglas Miller. Whether Iraq, Kiev, Crimea or Rapid City, South Dakota, when powerful private interests want control, whether of fossil fuels or fossils, they can and do engineer a lot of tax-payer funded resources in the service of getting what they want.

    Talk to you Thursday!

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    America’s reputation as a nation of laws and as a nation of immigrants is at stake here. Making the law-abiders feel discounted would not have rested well with the Founding Fathers either.” ~ Dr. Manmeet Singh, “Lament of a Legal Alien,” WSJ, August 11, 2014

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    It’s time to pay serious attention to what is happening on our borders. The variation between what the law requires the federal government to do, and what the federal government is actually doing or facilitating has profound implications for the future of US sovereignty and the US economy.

    A country that cannot maintain its borders may not remain a country. If that sounds alarmist, please note we have Peggy Noonan, a respected WSJ editorialist, conveying a trial balloon for breaking up the United States. Doing so is one way for those who now control the assets that have been stolen to rid themselves of the US Constitution and governmental liabilities.

    Zack Taylor, charter member of the National Association of Retired Border Officers (NARBO), joins me this week on the Solari Report for an in depth look at what is happening on our borders.  This includes a tour of the darker issues involved – topics you rarely hear explored. This is information that is important for you to have while there is still time to take the actions necessary in our own lives as well as support the leadership that can do something about it. Mid-term elections are a time when you can be heard loud and clear.

    Zack and NARBO have posted several excellent video presentations online. In Let’s Got to the Movies, I encourage you to watch the first interview with Zack that we posted here on the Solari Report blog.

    It’s the last week of the month so no Money & Markets. I will address your questions on our first Report after Labor Day, when Anne Williamson joins me to discuss what is happening in the Ukraine, including how it connects to the transnational organized crime operating South and North of the US Border.

    See you Thursday!

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    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    Goldman Sachs has now settled with the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It appears that Goldman did not want to generate more new revenues for federal agencies that Congressional appropriators could use to buy more elections or reward the very housing regulators and enforcers who engineered the housing bubble. Good for them. Instead, they bought the mortgages back from Freddie and Fannie. Imagine Freddie and Fannie saying in court that they were misled. Wow.

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    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    This e-mail was forwarded recently by Dr. Joseph Farrell:

    Dear Dr. Farrell:

    I get lost sometimes when financial matters are discussed. In particular, the concept of separate economies eludes me. Maybe you can help.

    Can you explain what you (and Catherine Austin Fitts) mean when you say that the power elite are moving all of the good financial assets out of the “old” economy and into new economy of the black budget, and leaving the bad assets like mortgages and such in the old economy?

    How do you take trillions of dollars of assets out of an economy? If it is being used to, say, make spaceships and weapons, isn’t it still used to pay the contractors who make these things? Last I heard, military and aerospace contractors like Boeing are still paying their workers and paying for their raw materials. Doesn’t that keep the money in the same economy all of us live in?

    Confusedly Yours,

    Harry

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    By Gold Switzerland

    In this first of a series of London interviews that Lars Schall conducted for Matterhorn Asset Management this summer, Lars met up with Ambrose Evans-Pritchard to discuss geo-politcal tensions in the world, China’s challenges, threats to the global economy and the expectations for gold.

    GoldSwitzerland is very grateful to be able to present the views of this brilliant mind. On July 25 he wrote: “In the 30 years or so that I have been writing about world affairs and the international economy, I have never seen a more dangerous confluence of circumstances, or more remarkable complacency”.

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    By Wikipedia

    The bancor was a supranational currency that John Maynard Keynes and E. F. Schumacher conceptualised in the years 1940-42 and which the United Kingdom proposed to introduce after the Second World War. This newly created supranational currency would then be used in international trade as a unit of account within a multilateral clearing system – the International Clearing Union – which would also have to be founded.

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