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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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    A Greek Morality Tale: Why We Need a Global Debt Restructuring Framework
    The Guardian | 04 February 2015
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    The Central Banker Who Saved the Russian Economy From the Abyss
    Bloomberg | 25 March 2015
    First recession in…

    Global Debt Now Twice the Size of the Global Economy…What does it Mean?
    Giza Death Star | 26 March 2015
    Deliberately unwound and the hidden one…

    SEC Adopts New Rules to Ease Smaller Companies’ Access to Capital
    Journal of Accountancy | 25 March 2015
    Pre-emption of state securities law…

    The Reg A+ Bombshell: $50M Equity Crowdfunding
    SeedInvest | 24 March 2015
    Not limited to…

    Nine of Pennsylvania’s 10 Largest Cities Have More Pensioners than Workers
    Watch Dog | 24 March 2015
    A well-funded and well…

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    The Crimes of Mena: The Suppressed Article By Sally Denton and Roger Morris
    Templeton Times | 14 October 2014
    Clinton, Bush, and the…

    China Gives List to US of ‘Corrupt’ Officials it Would like Sent Back
    The Guardian | 25 March 2015
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    We’ll Probably Kill Journalists Who Don’t Report the Truth, says Thai Leader
    The Guardian | 25 March 2015
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    Open Letter to Alt. News Sites Everywhere: re Monsanto
    Jon Rappoport | 25 March 2015
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    Poland Wants Permanent US Troop Presence Amid Fears over Growing Russian Military Threat
    Ukraine Today | 24 March 2015
    USD 42 billion overhaul…

    US House Votes 348-48 To Arm Ukraine, Russia Warns Lethal Aid Will “Explode The Whole Situation”
    ZeroHedge | 24 March 2015
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    Russia Unveils Plans for Superhighway Linking Europe to US
    Circa News | 25 March 2015
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    Strange Space News, Weird DARPA Programs, and “Brace Yourself” Statements from an Insider

    Giza Death Star | 25 March 2015
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    How Not to Test Facebook’s Suicide Prevention Program
    Undernews | 23 March 2015
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    The Future of Farming: Drones, Robots and GPS
    Mashable | 22 March 2015
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    Simon Derricut: Free Energy Philosophy
    Information Clearing House | 22 January 2015
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    How Small Businesses can Keep Data Secure
    Journal of Accountancy | 28 February 2015
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    Light-activated Genes Might be Precisely Controlled and Targeted
    M Phys.Org | 09 February 2015
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    Smart Meters – Shocking Insurance Development – Sharon Noble – March 18, 2015


    YouTube | 18 March 2015
    Lloyds of London will not insure…WiFi…

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    Lee Kuan Yew, Founder of Modern Singapore, Dies at 91
    Yahoo News | 23 March 2015
    Sleepy port city into…

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    Suspected Nazi Hide-out Found Deep in Argentine Jungle
    News.comAU | 22 March 2015
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    Feds Preparing to Invade Texas, List State as ‘Hostile
    Infowars | 22 March 2015
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    Wall Street Journal Reporter Found Dead After Controversial OPEC Investigation
    The Anti Media | 20 March 2015
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    Scotland Yard Investigated for ‘Protecting Pedophiles’
    The Daily Beast | 16 March 2015
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    UFO being towed, relocated by ground transport, caught on video
    IntelliHub | 15 December 2014
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    Income, Education and Inequality in the “Recovery”: Prepare to be Surprised
    Washington Blog | 20 March 2015
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    Dollar Demand = Global Economy Has Skidded Over the Cliff
    Washingtons Blog | 19 March 2015
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    Finally, A Bank Stands Up To Obama’s Shakedown
    Investors | 17 March 2015
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    Emerging Growth Companies Dominating the IPO Market
    CFO | 17 March 2015
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    Fed Redefines the Unemployment Range it Considers Acceptable
    Yahoo Finance | 19 March 2015
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    Yellow Cabs Now Outnumbered by Uber Cars on NYC Streets
    CNN Money | 19 March 2015
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    Goldman Sachs, UBS Named as Participants in New LBMA Gold Price-ICE
    Reuters | 20 March 2015
    Fixing participants said…

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    Many Democrats want Independent Clinton Email Probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll
    Yahoo News | 19 March 2015
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    The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion
    Information Clearing House | 19 March 2015
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    NYPD Continues To Target People Who Filmed Police Choking Eric Garner To Death
    The Anti Media | 19 March 2015
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    ECB Grand Opening with Tanks & No Journalists?
    Armstrong Economics | 18 March 2015
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    The Best “Democracy” Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back
    ZeroHedge | 16 March 2015
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    Debt Fight to Dominate
    The Hill | 15 March 2015
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    Harvard Business Review | 16 March 2015
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    This Mind-blowing New 3-D Printing Technique is Inspired by ‘Terminator 2?’
    Washington Post | 16 March 2015
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    Net Neutrality Goes to Court: A Guide to the Internet’s Legal Fate
    Bloomberg | 16 March 2015
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    Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts
    Breitbart | 15 March 2015
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    Piggy Bank

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
    – Sun Tzu

    This week, Dr. Joseph Farrell and I resume our conversation on global debt (See Part I here) and what it means to nations, to financial markets, and to individuals.

    Here are some of the points we cover in these reports:

    • Debt has made it possible for war to explode — and war has made it possible for debt to explode.
    • The #1 debt problem in the world is Japan. For years, hedge funds could borrow from Japan for 0% interest. We have squeezed the Japanese incredibly.
    • If you raise interest rates, you’re looking at soveriegn governments around the world losing a $1.5 trillion dollar windfall and having to pay real money to borrow.
    • The history of debt is very much a history of war. Historically, as long as you could borrow money to finance a war, you could get the population to go along with war…because they didn’t have to pay for it until it was over.
    • Why there is so much debt? One possibility is that it will turn everyone into indentured servants before they’re given access to much more powerful technology.
    • When more debt has been issued than can ever be paid off, you no longer have a financial system — it’s a control system.

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will discuss Finding Vivian Maier, a critically acclaimed documentary about a woman who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were discovered decades later. She is now considered to be among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs and interviews. This is a remarkable story.

    In Money & Markets, I will discuss current events in financial markets and global geopolitics. Please e-mail and post your questions on the blog for Ask Catherine.

    Talk to you Thursday!

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    Piggy Bank

    “I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.” ~ E.E. Cummings

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    This week on the Solari Report, we publish the first of a two part conversation with Dr. Joseph Farrell on the relentless growth of global debt.

    This topic could not be more timely. Last week, the Federal Reserve softened their guidance on anticipated interest rate rises – but reminded global markets that such rises were coming. With sovereign governments around the world carrying high levels of debt, rising interest rates will pull the leash of the  dollar “control system.” The question is when and how hard.  There is the reason that global institutions from the IMF to the UN are talking about “global debt restructuring.”  The folks who own and control the debt are rewriting the rules.

    This is a 360 degree discussion – Joseph and I look at the geopolitics and meaning of debt as it functions in the real financial system. This includes the hidden system of finance and black budget that funds the growing national security state and is driving the explosive cocktail of “game-changing” technology, the re-balancing of the global economy and the unraveling of the Post WWII system of global trade. For excellent background for this discussion, I recommend Dr. Farrell’s and my presentations at the Secret Space Program as well as several recent studies on the state of global debt – see links posted in the subscriber area.

    Financial commentators often talk about debt and the fixed income markets as though debt is a financial and economic phenomenon. We need to start looking at debt as a vehicle of governance and control – as a tool of economic warfare; as a tool that makes war feasible on a grand scale. To help you evolve your understanding of the debt system, I recommend a movie reviewed previously in Let’s Go to the Movies –  The International.

    In this 2009 action thriller an Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution’s role in money laundering, assassination and international arms dealing designed to engineer the overthrow of sovereign governments. The movie demonstrates how debt and war dovetail in the “central banking-warfare model”  to create control.  My favorite scene is when the Italian weapon manufacturer explains to the Interpol agent how the system works and why a large global bank is brokering arms:

    “The IBBC is a bank. Their objective isn’t to control the conflict, it’s to control the debt that the conflict produces. You see, the real value of a conflict, the true value, is in the debt that it creates. You control the debt, you control everything. You find this upsetting, yes? But this is the very essence of the banking industry, to make us all, whether we be nations or individuals, slaves to debt.”

    This is the last week of the month, so no Money & Markets this week!

     

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    Current high levels of financial repression create significant costs and lower long-term investors’ ability to channel funds into the real economy, a new Swiss Re study shows
    26 March 2015, Zurich

    • Since the financial crisis, US savers alone have lost roughly USD 470 billion in interest income
    • Artificially low interest rates that go with financial repression lower incentives for policymakers to tackle much needed structural reforms in Europe
    • Other unintended consequences of financial repression include potential asset bubbles, crowding out long-term investors in otherwise functioning private markets, increasing economic inequality and the potential of higher inflation over the long-term besides distorting private capital markets
    • Swiss Re developed a Financial Repression Index, the first of its kind, measuring the extent of policymakers’ actions. Swiss Re has also quantified the costs of interest rates being at artificially low levels for households and long-term investors
    • Financial repression describes official policies directing funds to markets that would otherwise go elsewhere and reduces diversification of funding sources to the economy, representing a risk for financial stability

     

    Seven years after the financial crisis, central banks are still keeping interest rates at historically low levels. Low interest rates help finance governments’ debt and lower funding costs, as well as support growth. But such policy actions cause financial repression. This comes at a substantial cost for both households and long-term investors such as insurance companies and pension funds, according to a new Swiss Re report Financial repression: The unintended consequences.

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    Courage is being scared to death – but saddling up anyway.”
    ~ John Wayne

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    The Fed

    View the complete Fed meeting minutes from March 18, 2015

    Fed comments are in GREEN. Catherine Austin Fitts’ translation follows:

    “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in January suggests that economic growth has moderated somewhat.”

    The global economy is slowing. The domestic economy is not doing as well as the Fed had expected.

    “Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate.”

    U.S. employment has increased. Many people have temp positions, minimum wage services jobs, or they have dropped out of the job market entirely. The goal is a strong corporate economy without growth in wages.

    “A range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources continues to diminish.”

    The Fed seeks higher levels of employment without labor inflation. All productivity increases in recent decades have accrued to investors; not labor. Fed policies will help this to continue.

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