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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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    Banker Death ‘Epidemic’ Spreads To China
    Zero Hedge | 23 April 2014
    Until now, the terrible trail of dead bankers has been only among US and European financial executives…

    The Political Poison of Vested Interests
    Of Two Minds | 22 April 2014
    Once vested interests take control, the only possible “solution” left is collapse…

    About Half of America has Zero Net Wealth
    Marketplace | 21 April 2014
    Wealth is the value of everything you own: stocks, bonds, your home, your car…

    Businesses Feel Pressure of Rising Costs, Survey Says
    The New York Times | 21 April 2014
    Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be putting pressure on businesses…

    Nike Kills FuelBand as ‘Wearables’ Revolution Dies Before it Begins
    Yahoo! News | 21 April 2014
    Is the next big thing dead before it even got here?

    April 21, 2014 – AD Line
    Financial Perspectives | 21 April 2014
    From a market technician’s aspect there is only one thing that matters and that is price as it reflects all known information…

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    Russia: Special Putin Coins Mark Crimea Annexation
    BBC News | 22 April 2014
    Commemorative coins bearing an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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    Chronicling The Fed’s Follies: America’s Housing Fiasco Is On You, Alan Greenspan
    Contra Corner | 22 April 2014
    So far we have experienced 7 million foreclosures…

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    Russian Su -24 Scores Off Against the American “USS Donald Cook”
    Russian Radio | 21 April 2014
    Russian Sukhoi Su -24 with the newest jamming complex paralyzed in the Black Sea…

    The Bundy Paradigm: Will You Be a Rebel, Revolutionary or a Slave?
    The Rutherford Institute | 21 April 2014
    Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch…

    Update from Senator Fielder – Western Lawmakers Get Serious About Transferring Federal Lands to States
    Jennifer Fielder | 23 April 2014
    Last week I joined leaders from throughout western America at the Utah…

    How California Juries Could Stand Up to Wall Street Greed
    Alternet | 23 April 2014
    Are Wall Street banks really too big to prosecute? Maybe not…

    Brazil, Mexico, France to Back Argentina in Bonds Case in U.S. Court
    Yahoo! News | 21 March 2014
    Brazil, France and Mexico are expected to file papers in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday backing Argentina…

    Ukip Posters are ‘Hard-Hitting Reflection of Reality’, says Nigel Farage, as Party Pledges to Spend £3m on Euro Elections
    The Telegraph | 21 April 2014
    Nigel Farage has defended a new immigration-centred poster UK Independence Party…

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    Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour
    Singularity Hub | 22 January 2013
    No longer will they say, “He’s going to end up flipping burgers.”

    Bionic Athletes With Exoskeletons, Robotic Limbs, and Brain-Control Devices to Compete in 2016 Cybathlon
    Singularity Hub | 23 April 2014
    While traditional sports only grudgingly accept technological augmentation…

    How Your Cell Phone Threatens Your LIBERTY
    Armstrong Economics | 21 April 2014
    Technology played a key role in the Arab Spring as it has in Ukraine…

    Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
    T and F Online | 10 April 2014
    Autonomous technology and the greater human good…

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    Syngenta’s Next Target: Jackson County, Oregon
    The Cornucopia Institute | 21 April 2014
    Last week, Swiss-based pesticide corporation Syngenta dumped tens of thousands of dollars into a county election in Southern Oregon…

    Toxic Herbicides Now Common in Pregnant Women’s Breast Milk, Placentas, and Umbilical Cords
    Mercola | 22 April 2014
    Agricultural chemicals are progressively making their way into your body whether you are trying to avoid them or not…

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    Two Young Girls Bicycling Across America in 1944
    Vintage Everyday | 16 April 2014
    n 1944, Doris Roy and Thelma Popp who were 21 years old and just graduated from college…

    Get That Free Airline Award Seat
    Yahoo! News
    On this week’s “$ave Me,” CNBC’s Kelli Grant gives tips on how to finally earn enough for that free airline award seat…

    Workers at France’s Former Nuclear Base Fight for Mystery Illness Compensation
    The Telegraph | 21 April 2014
    Ex-workers of Albion plateau, France’s Soviet-era nuclear land missile base…

    10 Rules for Students and Teachers Popularized by John Cage
    OpenCulture | 16 April 2014
    Avant-garde composer John Cage started out as a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg…

    Inside ‘Tank Town’ Could Lie a Solution to the Country’s Worst Drought in Decades

    YouTube | 26 March 2014
    Richard Heinichen, the self-proclaimed mayor of Tank Town, never has to worry about the Texas drought again…

    Miss America: Don’t Suspend Teen Over Prom Invite
    Yahoo! News | 20 April 2014
    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider…

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    Mind Control – Remote Neural Monitoring: Daniel Estulin and Magnus Olsson on Russia Today

    YouTube | 13 July 2013
    Russia Today have broadcasted this, the best documentary of mind control…

    Mae Brussell Archive
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    Mae Brussell,the Queen of Conspiracy Research…

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    Ronald McDonald Replaced by Farmer Dirk
    24/7 Wall St. | 15 April 2014
    Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald’s Corp., has been mothballed…

    McDonald’s Foreign Workers Call it ‘Slavery’
    CBCNews | 17 April 2014
    Belizian temporary foreign workers docked pay for rent in corporate apartment…

    Crowdfunding Spreads to Hotels as Hard Rock Sells Stakes
    Bloomberg | 17 April 2014
    Real estate crowdfunding is spreading to the U.S. hotel industry…

    Lockheed Sees Surge in Profits After Shutdown
    The Washington Times | 01 April 2014
    This time a year ago, Lockheed Martin officials warned of impending layoffs…

    Robert Shiller: This One Chart Shows Why The US Is Years Away From Recession
    Business Insider | 08 April 2014
    Nobel laureate and Yale University economist Robert Shiller is in the camp of experts who believe the odds of a recession are very low…

    More Banker Suicides… And More High Octane Speculation…
    Giza Death Star | 14 April 2014
    The dead bodies in the banking business just keep piling up…

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    “In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons… who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind”~Edward L. Bernays

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    This week on The Solari Report, I will be speaking with Jon Rappoport about mind control. This is a topic I covered in “The Layman’s Guide to Mind Control.” However, various kinds of mind control keep coming up throughout many of our recent discussions.

    One of my goals is to be as coherent as possible. Yet I must navigate in a world where I, like all of us, am a target of various mind control efforts. How do I see and understand the mind control tactics being used to engineer and promote an “official reality.” How do I protect my decisions, my time and my assets from disinformation?   I asked Jon if I could join him on his quarterly appearance to help you learn more about this often ignored but important topic. There is no greater immunity to mind control than understanding that such tactics exist.

    In our discussion, Jon and I cover:

    • What is mind control – any why is it important to be aware of it?
    • History – from ancient to recent
    • Best books and movies – sources to familiarize yourself
    • Individual programming vs. group programming
    • Political control and financial profit – why mind control is so profitable
    • The mind control we all experience regularly
    • Breaking the spell: protecting and nurturing a strong, coherent mind
    • The benefits of facing and overcoming mind control
    • Where to begin

     

    For more on this topic, I strongly recommend a number of the Solari Reports in our archive, including “The Power of It,” “The Matrix Revealed” (with Jon), “Telling the Truth and Staying Alive” and “Living in Faith.” You can find these and more Solari Reports relevant to moving towards a more coherent mind in the Personal Power Library or the the Real Deal Library linked at your Resource page.

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, Jon and I discuss the thought-provoking sci-fi film They Live, which describes the challenges of living with invasive and invisible technology being used by one population to take advantage and manage another population.  One reviewer once said that the Solari Report was where you went to “get your pair of sunglasses.” Check out the movie to find out what that means.

    There will be no Money & Markets this week as it is the end of the month.

    We will post on Thursday!

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    “Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” ~ George Carlin

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    In 1991, after leaving the Bush I Administration, I founded the Hamilton Securities Group, an investment bank and financial software developer in Washington DC.

    In 1993, Hamilton won a competitive bid to serve as the lead financial advisor to the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) in reengineering the FHA’s portfolio of mortgage insurance and mortgages, including approximately $10 billion of mortgage loan sales of the HUD held single and multifamily mortgages.

    Prior to the loan sales program, the FHA Funds recovered only about 35 cents for each dollar of mortgage insurance payments it made on defaulted mortgages. The mortgage loan sales program that Hamilton designed increased recovery rates on defaulted loans to about 70 – 90 cents for each dollar expended by the FHA Funds, saving the Funds and/or U.S. taxpayers in excess of $2.1 billion (in the form of credit subsidy savings). Among other headlines, the results inspired Barron’s to describe the loan sales as, “At last, HUD does something right for taxpayers!”

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    By Rob Lyons

    A manned mission to Mars is necessary for our ‘species to survive’, says Nasa chief Charles Bolden as he plots a three-step plan to land humans on the red planet by 2030.

    To achieve this stellar ambition, Mr Bolden, head of the US space programme and a veteran space shuttle pilot, outlined a series of ‘stepping stones’ to Mars that include ‘lassoing’ an asteroid and bringing it into the Moon’s orbit by 2015, growing plants in space and using 3D printers for onboard repairs.

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    By Sam Ro

    Tensions are relatively high between China and Japan, respectively the world’s second- and third-largest economies.

    Just yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, an act that can only worsen relations between Japan and China.

    Recent rows between the two nations have largely been tied to an ownership dispute regarding a string of islands in the East China Sea.

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    By JC Parets

    And just like that, we’re almost done with the month of April. So you know what that means? The ‘Sell in May and Go Away’ chatter now begins. Does it work? Does it not work? Should we always sell in May? Why does it work? Where does this come from? What if I’m more long-term? What if it’s a midterm election year? All great questions.

    Let’s begin with where this originally came from. The old saying is officially,

    “Sell in May and go away. Stay away till St. Leger’s Day”

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    By Loretta Chao, Gautham Nagesh and Frances Robinson

    The U.S. has agreed to give up supervision of the Internet policy-making body that controls domain names, hoping to satisfy countries that want more international control over the Internet. This week, Washington will find out if its actions have eased global tensions over its cyberspying activities.

    World representatives are arriving in Brazil for Net Mundial, a two-day meeting about Internet governance that starts Wednesday in São Paulo. The meeting comes amid fallout over spying by the U.S. National Security Agency that has renewed concerns over the U.S. government’s credibility and over longtime U.S. oversight of the Internet.

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    By Accuity

    These bank rankings are compiled from balance sheet information included on Bankers Almanac available at 25 February 2014. The information available at this date is used to compile the full world and country rankings.

    • Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited, China
    • Deutsche Bank AG, Germany
    • BNP Paribas SA, France
    • Crédit Agricole SA, France
    • Barclays Bank PLC, UK
    • China Construction Bank Corporation, China
    • Agricultural Bank of China Limited, China
    • JAPAN POST BANK Co Ltd., Japan
    • The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, UK
    • Bank of China Limited, China

     
    Continue Reading to see the top 50

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    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    The Secret Space Program & Breakaway Civilization event in San Mateo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area on the weekend of June 28-29 will be memorable. I will be with Dr. Joseph Farrell, Richard Dolan and a wonderful group of speakers gathered to ask some serious questions about the “deep state” and what in the world is really happening. For anyone interested in understanding the most powerful invisible trends behind global geopolitical and financial trends, this one’s for you!

    See you there.

    SecretSpaceProgram.org

      

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