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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.


    At $40 Billion, Uber would Eclipse Twitter and Hertz
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    CalPERS Retirees Outnumber Active Workers Soon
    Calpensions | 14 November 2014
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    Global M&A Deals Top $3 Trillion for First Time Since 2007
    Reuters | 21 November 2014
    The United States led the way with…

    Most of the World Panics — Is the US Next?
    Dollar Collapse | 23 November 2014
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    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”…


    HSBC, Goldman Rigged Metals’ Prices for Years, Suit Says
    Bloomberg | 26 November 2014
    A new mechanism for platinum and palladium is set to be


    Circle the Russian Wagons – Belief in Patriotism, Sacrifice, and Putin Rises in Reaction to US, EU Sanctions, Media War

    John Helmer | 24 November 2014
    On the economic front Russians are showing…

    France postpones Mistral Delivery to Russia over Ukraine ‘Until Further Notice’
    RT | 24 November 2014
    Both Washington and Brussels have pressed Paris into…

    Q&A with the Saker by Controinformazione in Italy
    Vineyard Saker | 24 November 2014
    What we are dealing with here is a deep…

    How to Prevent the Coming War. Sergei Glazyev
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    it is allowed to burn them…

    Magnum Opus: “Paying Taxes 2015: the Global Picture
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    How the EU Plans to Turn $26 Billion Into $390 Billion
    Bloomberg | 24 November 2014
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    What Google’s Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Understand
    Henry Maddox | 25 November 2014
    When will we practice human…

    Two Dramas in Slow Motion
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    It’s uncharted territory, not just for…

    Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer
    Wired | 24 November 2014
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    The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
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    A Sad Fact of Life: It’s Actually Smart to Be Mean Online
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    This so-called negativity bias works both ways…

    Google Glass Basecamp Stores Closing in the US?
    Digital Spy | 23 November 2014
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    A Thanksgiving Turkey for the .01 Percent
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    U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.
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    A Family Affair: 6 Tips for Having the Estate Planning Talk
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    Living Through a Nightmare in a Kentucky Jail
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    Hugh Hendry: “I Believe Central Bankers are Terrified”
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    Ukraine Admits its Gold is Gone: “There is Almost No Gold Left in the Central Bank Vault”
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    Putin Stuns Advisers with Corruption Crackdown to Counter Sanctions
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    Audio Compilation: GeorgeAnn Hughs’ Interviews with Dr. Farrell
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    France Calls for “New Deal” with “Real Money” not Fake EU Promises
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    How Political Donors are Changing Statehouse News Reporting
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    New subatomic particles predicted by Canadians found at CERN
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    “How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.” – Sir John Templeton

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    “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!


    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    I sometimes get requests for advice on how to approach medical problems. I am not the person to ask. Each person is unique and effective diagnosis and treatment can be highly complex.

    Here are some thoughts on I what I do for myself.

    To continue reading Catherine’s commentary on current events subscribe to The Solari Report here. Subscribers can log in to finish reading here.



    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    My use of the word turtle as a verb began in 1998 during a period of extraordinary stress.

    Almost all of my 1,001 best friends and colleagues decided to go with the flow of the financial coup d’etat. That meant playing along with the lawlessness towards our fellow man involved. I did not. I split away from the herd.

    This made me a target.

    Being a target is time consuming. I was ordered by a complex governmental matrix to do more work each week than I had hours to do or resources to fund. I faced a mountain of demands from parties who regularly ignored and broke the law. The double standards numbered in the hundreds, then thousands.  My name brand accountants lied and dirty tricked me. My name brand lawyers lied to me. Partners and employees lied and dirty tricked. Family members betrayed.  (Story here and gruesome details here)

    The ultimate goal was to “kill, steal and destroy.” The process was brutal. There was no mercy and little kindness. The goal was to get me to kill myself or go mad and to so handicap me that I could be proved a “failure” in the eyes of the world.

    Instead, I decided to “turtle.”



    ***CAF Note: Hagel is 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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    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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