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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.
Consolidation of Ukrainian Stock Market Brings New Opportunities to Investors
Kyiv Post | 06 March 2014
The merger of Ukraine’s two main stock trading platforms…
Retail Sales Drop was Enormous-Karl Denninger
USA Watchdog | 19 February 2014
Financial writer and stock trader Karl Denninger says the most recent Obama Care delay is all about politics…
The Stone that Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain
Financial War Reports | 05 March 2014
In a nearly $13 billion settlement with the US Justice Department in November 2013…
So Russia is Going to Abandon the Dollar as a Reserve Currency? Good Luck With That One
The Telegraph | 04 March 2014
I’ve already explained why meaningful trade and financial sanctions against Russia are a non starter…
10 Things Payments Innovators Are Teaching Us About Innovation
Pymnts.com | 03 March 2014
We’re T-minus two weeks and a few days until the March 19 kick off of Innovation Project 2014…
Fed Doesn’t Have Authority to Regulate Bitcoin, Yellen Says
National Journal | 27 February 2014
The central bank’s chief says it’s not so easy to regulate the virtual currency, because there’s no central issuer or network operator…
Barclays, Deutsche Bank Accused of Gold Fix Manipulation
Bloomberg | 04 March 2014
Barclays Plc (BARC), Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and three other banks were accused in a lawsuit of manipulating the London gold fix…
Think like a Giant 3
FOFOA | 27 February 2014
I have an extrapolation to share with you…
Russia Sinks Ship to Block Ukrainian Navy Entry to Black Sea
The Sydney Morning Herald | 07 March 2014
An anti-submarine ship may have been the first casualty of the Russian incursion into Crimea…
CIA and Senators in Bitter Dispute Over Capitol Hill Spying Claims
The Guardian | 05 March 2014
John Brennan, CIA director, rebukes intelligence committee as tensions over torture findings explode into public sphere…
Bernanke Enjoys ‘Fruits of Free Market’ With First Post-Fed Speech
Reuters | 04 March 2014
Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Federal Reserve…
Taxi-App War Leads Chinese to Question One-Party Rule
The Washington Post | 03 March 2014
It began with a comment from a taxi driver that went viral…
China To Boost Defense Spending Amid Regional Tensions
NPR | 05 March 2014
China said Wednesday that it plans to increase defense outlays by more than 12 percent…
Great Wall of China to Get Graffiti Zone
Telegraph | 05 March 2014
A section of the Great Wall of China is being set aside for graffiti…
China to Test Cutting-Edge Anti-Smog Drone
RT | 06 March 2014
Government agencies in China are set to test a new aerial drone to tackle their overwhelming air pollution…
Atlantic Oil Drilling Using Seismic Airgun May Wipe Out Endangered Right Whales
Tech Times | 01 March 2014
Oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean may drive North Atlantic right whales to extinction, warn environmentalists…
The Economist | 01 March 2014
Engineers are trying to upgrade the humble shipping container…
Russia to Launch 3 Lunar Rovers From 2016 to 2019
RT | 05 March 2014
Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, will send three automated rovers to the moon from 2016 to 2019…
NASA Unveils the Plan for Future Space Activity
Giza Death Star | 28 February 2014
Ms. P.H. and others of you who are regular readers here…
Another Thing to Make You Go Hmmmm: Back to the Giza Death Star Destroyed and Hieronymous Machines and Pencil-Drawn Sensors That are Sensors
Giza Death Star | 03 March 2014
K.M. sent me this article from “our friends at phys.org” and when I saw its contents I was…
Meet the New Farm Bill
Sustainable Food Center | 26 February 2014
In the US, the Farm Bill is the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government…
Surge in Babies Born Without Brains in Washington State
Natural News | 05 March 2014
There is something seriously wrong in the fertile Yakima Valley region of Washington…
USDA Adds Fresh Produce, Yogurt and Tofu to Food Voucher for Poor Program in First Change in 34 Years
AllGov | 02 March 2014
Those women and young children relying on the federal government’s WIC program will…
Growing Reliance on Fewer Crops Will Increase Risk of Drought and Disease
Guardian | 04 March 2014
Results of 50-year study suggest changing food patterns will lead to rise in obesity and global food insecurity…
Duma Seeks Moratorium on GMO Production in Russia
RT | 26 February 2014
Legislators are asking the government to impose a temporary ban on all genetically-altered products in Russia…
Snowiest Cities of Winter 2013-2014
The Weather Channel | 07 March 2014
Erie is America’s snowiest city with a population of 100,000 or greater this winter through March 3…
Shilling Discovery Could Rewrite Canadian History
Yahoo! News | 04 March 2014
An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th century shilling buried…
SF Heist at Turn of Century May Explain Buried Gold
SF Gate | 03 March 2014
A story that describes a gold heist from the San Francisco Mint at the turn of the century could explain the source of the gold coins worth $10 million…
The World’s 20 Most Amazing Bridges
The Weather Channel
They span some of the most awe-inspiring places on earth…
We’re Nothing But a Bridge Between Past & Future Generations – A Hardscrabble Farmer’s Story
The Burning Platform | 28 February 2014
Hardscrabble Farmer did it again. He made such a great comment on another thread that it deserved its own post…
Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy, Hit with Lawsuit
Reuters | 28 February 2014
Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange…
Natural Gas Inventories Are Headed Toward Zero
Financial Sense | 27 February 2014
This winter has been one of the coldest on record…
Dream of U.S. Oil Independence Slams Against Shale Costs
Bloomberg | 26 February 2014
The path toward U.S. energy independence…
Taking Aim at Imports
The Economist | 22 February 2014
Protectionists in Congress could scupper crucial free-trade deals…
Apparent Theft at Mt. Gox Shakes Bitcoin World
The New York Times | 25 February 2014
The most prominent Bitcoin exchange appeared to be on the verge of collapse late Monday…
The Market Ticker | 24 February 2014
In March of 2007 I began writing The Market Ticker…
Gold Fix Study Shows Signs of Decade of Bank Manipulation
Bloomberg | 28 February 2014
The London gold fix, the benchmark used by miners…
Here Is The FT’s Gold Price Manipulation Article That Was Removed
Zero Hedge | 25 February 2014
Two days ago the FT released a clear, informative and fact-based article…
By Catherine Austin Fitts
This week’s Solari Report is a follow up to your questions on our January Annual Wrap Up. It is a briefing on the parts of the global economy experiencing significant investment, including from funds shifted out of governmental systems over the last twenty years and technology transferred from black budget programs.
In the first part, I briefed you on WHO is running things and what their concerns are.
This week, in the second part, I will address WHAT is happening – what we are building, growing and doing. What are the industries, technologies and regions that are experiencing the reinvestment of trillions shifted out of existing systems? What are some of the important issues raised as a result that will impact our lives and our personal finances?
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review a movie that we have discussed before on the Solari Report, The NeverEnding Story. Based on a German fantasy novel, the movie tells of a world called Fantasia which is being destroyed by a mysterious force called the Nothing and of a young warrior who is sent on a quest by the Empress of Fantasia to stop the Nothing.
In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest market and geopolitical developments, so please post your questions on the blog!
“With cumulative growth in Asia well above 4% and the Eurozone finally emerging from deep recession, commodities have resumed their long-term upward trend” ~Don Coxe
By Catherine Austin Fitts
This week on The Solari Report, I will be speaking with Don Coxe of Coxe Advisors about the commodities market, including what the impact of the Fed’s taper of its Quantitative Easing program might be.
Coxe Advisors serves as advisor to a series of commodities funds in the United States, Canada and internationally. Coxe’s conference call briefings have become so popular through word of mouth that he is now launching a subscription service.
I started listening and following Don’s work years ago. Don understands commodities and markets from the boots on the ground of a farmer, a miner or an operator as well as from the point of view of hot money shifting billions of dollars and currency between fixed income, equities and commodities around the globe. His breadth of knowledge is remarkable – it’s the reason he is often referred to as “a Renaissance man.”
In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest developments in geopolitics and markets, so please post your questions on the blog.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Music Makes a City, a PBS documentary about the significant contribution of the Louisville orchestra to the life and economic development of Louisville, Kentucky.
A new Solari Special Report, FBAR Developments for Individuals for the 2013 Tax Year.
By Carolyn A. Betts, Esq.
The requirements for individuals to file the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) have changed for the 2013 tax year. To remind readers, the FBAR for a calendar year is due the following June 30, and there is no provision for an extension. However, information about the same holdings is included in the annual income tax return that is due April 15.
The Transcript of “The Breakaway Economy Part 1″ is now available to Subscribers!
From the transcript:
Catherine Austin Fitts: Good evening. Welcome to The Solari Report. Today is February 27, 2014. I’m Catherine Austin Fitts, and I’m delighted you could join me this evening.
Tonight I want to talk with you about the breakaway economy. We talked about the breakaway civilization in the annual report, and we’ve been talking with Dr. Farrell and Richard Dolan too. I received more questions about the breakaway economy, and I thought I would respond to some of them by doing a two-part series. Tonight is part one and we’ll be talking about who. Who’s really running things? How does the system work? We’ll look at the top down, and then a little bit bottom up.
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Money makes the world go round. For the trillions of annual dollars transacting through illegal activities, financial fraud or simply transferred illegally or engaged in tax evasion, one of the pivotal mechanisms that makes the system go is “attorney-client privilege.”
I point this out because it is instructive in the education that a very broad based group of Americans are getting in about the nuts and bolts of how fraud is engineered and people like Madoff flourish.
The government of Ukraine has the idea of privatization of the energy sector in the country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said.
“I’ll tell you about the idea of privatization of the energy sector at transparent auctions: Chornomornaftogaz and other companies, which are part of Naftogaz Ukrainy,” he said at a meeting with the business community in Kyiv on Monday.
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