By Catherine Austin Fitts

Last night found me sitting in the driveway with the car full of groceries. I could not unpack because I was glued to the radio as San Francisco Giant Madison Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings in relief after have thrown a 4 hit complete game shutout three days before and pitching seven innings in the Giants Game 1 win against the Royals another five days before.

When the last strike was called, with a Royals runner sitting on third with the score 3-2, the quiet neighborhood around me exploded with firecrackers and noisemakers.

Thank you, Madison! Great to see a Southern gentlemen do good here in California.

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By Alex McIntyre, Edward Adams, Jeremy Scott Diamond and Blacki Migliozzi

With a week to go before Election Day, here are the issues people are tweeting about, politicians are making ads about, and the media is writing about.

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By DeepResource

Pepe Escobar, Brasilian born and roving correspondent for RT and other outlets, is not a fan of the US global empire, to put it mildly. In one of his latest articles he gives thought to the question if it is possible to push the US out of Eurasia. The short answer is: yes. Escobar is contemplating the possibility that Germany could join Moscow and Beijing:

A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let’s call it the BMB. Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New Delhi and Tehran. But don’t mention it inside Washington’s Beltway or at NATO headquarters in Brussels… the tectonic plates of Eurasian geopolitics continue to shift, and they’re not going to stop just because American elites refuse to accept that their historically brief “unipolar moment” is on the wane.

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“The strategic adversary is fascism… the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.” ~ Michel Foucault

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This situation is not a good sign.

The governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie, are both former prosecutors. They have both been recently targeted and are under investigation by the Department of Justice for criminal allegations. And they just happen to be doing a dance with the federal government to define how mandatory government quarantines will be implemented.

White House Tries to get States to Reverse Mandatory Ebola Quarantines


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By Rhonda Mapp

Friday, October 10, 2014, I took my final stroll through Harry’s Farmer’s Market in Roswell, Georgia, USA. It was a bittersweet goodbye. Harry and I had been through so much together over the years. Harry’s Farmers Market ignited my ‘real’ food enthusiasm and expanded my food imagination. His store was there for me during many of my major life events like divorce but also meeting new mutual food and wine enthusiasts. The aroma from the bakery filled the over-sized store. I saw him in the store all the time, but we never exchanged words.

Harry’s inspired me to try new recipes with the array of wonderful ingredients in the store. Despite the name, the store offered more than fresh foods. Extensive wines, aromatic bakery, incredible selection of cheeses, coffees, outstanding seafood department, beautiful bouquets of fresh cut flowers and featured locally produced artisan products. It truly was an “event” to go shopping at Harry’s! He also set high quality standards unmatched by other area stores.

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By Catherine Austin Fitts

“You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.”
~CIA operative

We tend to think of various intelligence and media agencies as organizations that cooperate. However, the relationships are much closer and more intimate. We are looking at deep, long standing and financially profitable partnerships that create a matrix reality that entrains you.

It has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with bringing you the news or protecting your rights and assets as a citizen.

This is a theme explored in the latest movie Kill the Messenger about the CIA-Washington Post hit on reporter Gary Webb. If you have not seen it, I recommend it as a useful example of how the game is played.

Intelligence agencies and the media are engaged daily in the creative, dynamic process of inventing your world – defining your dreams, your fears, your hopes, your direction. They create. They create together. And what they create are ways of harvesting you.

For every action they take, they create a story.


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“You’ve got to be in it to win it.” ~ Old Saying

By Catherine Austin Fitts

One way to learn about investing is to just do it. Of course, that can be expensive when you are using real money. As one of my former partners used to say, “Nothing clarifies the mind like writing a check.”

That is why simulation is such a valuable tool. Our Team Awesome Solari Circle has created a portfolio at Yahoo Finance with $1 million. This week we will begin the process of setting our investment goals, allocations and guidelines and starting to choose our first investments.

In the process, we will review the current market trends and relative valuations in:

We will also discuss fundamental analysis and technical analysis and what process we will use to both monitor our existing portfolio and identify opportunities.

If you are nervous about learning how to invest, just dive in. Try it. You can invent as much money as you want in a portfolio simulation package. What is important is to reserve a regular time to keep growing your portfolio and learning. This is like gardening. It is a journey and there is always more to learn and to grow.

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By Emma Finamore and Kunal Dutta

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has described artificial intelligence as a “demon” and the “biggest existential threat there is”, in his latest dramatic statement about technology.

Addressing students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Musk said: “I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that.

“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.”

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By Catherine Austin Fitts

I have been listening to commentators criticize the decision by regulators and financial institutions to loosen the terms and conditions in mortgage lending and securitization. The drumbeat thinking is that relaxed terms and conditions were the cause of the fiscal crisis.

This is simply not true. At the time of the bailouts, approximately $8 trillion would have extinguished all the single family mortgages in the country. Consequently, bailouts of over $27 trillion were not designed to deal with mortgages in arrears. They were designed to deal with trillions of mortgages issued on non-existent homes or on homes that had many mortgages on them, fraudulently issued and securitized with derivatives layered on top of that. That is how you get bailouts sufficient to pay off many multiples of ALL the home mortgages in the country.


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By Peter Farquhar

The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 by Nicholas V. It holds some 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 images and engravings.

Last year, non-profit organization Digita Vaticana Oculus was founded with the aim of helping fund the digitization of 80,000 of the manuscripts, or 41 million pages.

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