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Goldman Sachs Forecasts Four Rate Hikes Next Year
Market Watch | 23 November 2015
Expect the economy to reach full…
Dijssebloem Threatens Greece & other Countries with “Schengen Expulsion”
Keep Talking Greece | 27 November 2015
No Schengen, No…
Terror in Mali: An Attack on China and Russia?
New Eastern Outlook | 27 November 2015
Liaisons between Beijing and the Malian government in the major railway…
The Likely Winners and Losers from the Paris Climate Talks
Renew Economy | 28 November 2015
Signal for future investment patterns…
As World Leaders Launch Paris Climate Talks Monday, Bill Gates Will Launch a Supporting Science Push
Dot Earth | 27 November 2015
RD&D investment is, in essence, a proxy for…
Michael Hoexter: Road to COP21 and Beyond: The Missing Analysis of the Kyoto Protocol and its Failure
Naked Capitalism | 27 November 2015
“Assumptive” strategy on the part of ruling…
The Birth and Death of Privacy, 3000 Years in 46 Images (Death is Forecast, not yet Apparent)
Medium | 24 November 2015
Mental pain and distress, far greater …
Physicists Plan a Miniaturized Particle Accelerator Prototype in Five Years
Kurzweilai | 23 November 2015
Be replaced with a series of accelerator chips 100 meters…
Flowing Toward Abundance
Toby Hemenway | 21 October 2015
We don’t tend to see flows as sources of…
Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties (Map)
Business Insider| 04 September 2013
Half of the United States population is clustered in just…
YouTube | 14 July 2014
Principal, Mr. Mikhail P. Shetinin, says “If a child’s heart is open, he is a genius.”…
WEAPONIZED: The Case For Ebola Coming From a Bioweapons Lab
21st Century Wire | 18 October 2014
Soviet bioweaons scientist…affiliated with CIA…
The Forecaster – The Story of Martin Armstrong
You Tube | 16 June 2015
Calculates developments in the world economy with eerie…
The Single Most Important Determinant of Long-term Stock Market Returns
Business Insider | 24 November 2015
Single-most important determinant of…
How Much Higher Could The U.S. Dollar Go?
Of Two Minds | 15 November 2015
Definitive move higher or…
Alternatives to Amazon
Ethical Consumer | 01 November 2015
Boycott Amazon: …time is right to focus on..
Puerto Rico Faces “Public Unrest” As Cash Crunch May Leave Government Workers Unpaid
Zero Hedge | 20 November 2015
Senate judiciary…December 1 to discuss…
The Future of Energy
McKinsey | 01 November 2015
Out, the shale-gas boom, and the most promising…
The Western Sanctions on Russia SITREP by the Serbian Girl
The Saker | 27 November 2015
Decline of the rouble had the added benefit of…
Drone Pilots have Bank Accounts and Credit Cards Frozen by Feds for Exposing US Murder
Information Clearing House | 27 November 2015
Children as “fun-sized terrorists” and compared killing them to…
Tributes To Scoop’s Alastair Thompson
Scoop | 27 November 2015
Collection of Scoop staff, supporters, friends and colleagues reflect…
How Turkey Exports ISIS Oil To The World: The Scientific Evidence
Zero Hedge | 27 November 2015
Pentagon nearly 14 months to figure out…
Damascus Wants Russia to Develop Syrian Oil
RT | 26 November 2015
Baniyas city…one of the biggest oil…
Mystery over who bombed Turkish Convoy Allegedly Carrying Weapons to Militants in Syria
| November 2015
The nature of the ‘humanitarian aid’ is also in…
Financial Times | 20 November 2015
Threatens the satellites that control…
Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.
NY Times | 26 September 2015
But we have put this virtuous circle in…
Transparent Aluminum Now A Reality
Uber Gizmo | 03 November 2015
Much tougher, stronger, harder than…
The Economist | 28 November 2015
Blue Origin brings space tourism a…
China to Build a Particle Collider? Twice the Size of the Large Hadron Collider
Giz Mag | 27 November 2015
Tunnel to house two different…
PHD, Dr. Judy Mikovits, Biochemistry, Formerly of National Cancer Institute on Vaccines
Vaccine Liberation Army | 26 November 2015
Contaminated the population with retroviruses…
YouTube | 26 November 2015
Doing something innovative…medical research is being slowed…
Shona Banda Drug Arrest: A Prime Case for Jury Nullification
YouTube | 23 June 2015
Child was taken away…
Dr. Starfield’s Revelations: Shock of Shocks
Jon Rappoport’s Blog | 25 November 2015
System kills 225,000…
TTIP Food Rules Secretly Enforced in EU; Agenda 21-Style Sustainability in New Draft
The New American | 26 October 2015
Capitulating to huge pressure from…
Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.
NY Times | 22 November 2015
Give thanks especially…
SitRep, Auslander Goes Behind Enemy Lines
The Saker | 21 November 2015
Rather than make sure The United States of America…
Wikipedia | 17 November 2015
These Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World
Vanity Fair | 10 November 2015
100-year history and, at the same time…
The Jazz Youth-Quake: Others on the Upswing
Vanity Fair | 10 November 2015
Closer than anyone to becoming…
Why American Landlords Love Refugee Tenants
Bloomberg | 20 November 2015
Fixes them up and rents most of the homes to…
Is This How the Next Global Financial Meltdown Will Unfold?
Of Two Minds | 20 November 2015
Streams needed to service all…
Is Anybody Okay Out There?
Dollar Collapse | 19 November 2015
At the boom/bust extremes…
The Square IPO Just Caused Pensions To Become Even More Underfunded
Investment Research Dynamics | 19 November 2015
Exacerbate the already near-catastrophic condition of…
Exclusive: China’s Yuan May Enter IMF Basket with Lower Share – Sources
Reuters | 19 November 2015
Calculations put the yuan ahead…
Goldman Says the Years of Emerging-Markets Doldrums Are Over
Bloomberg | 19 November 2015
Fell to record lows and stocks trailed …
7.5 Million Homeowners Still Under Water
Undernews | 17 November 2015
Local communities and…
Majority of Americans Feel Like ‘Stranger in Own Country’
Breitbart | 20 November 2015
Rarely attract much attention from the political…
Terrorist Alert: U.S. State Dept Warns Americans Abroad to Steer Clear of Vatican
Breitbart | 19 November 2015
Real and objective,”…“but it is not…
Inside the Clinton Donor Network
Washington Post | 19 November 2015
Two Clintons, 41 years, $3 Billion…
No Peace can Come to Syria Without Assad – Lavrov
RT | 19 November 2015
Distance themselves from Washington’s…
Fatal Stabbing at RT’s Middle East office Building in Tel Aviv
RT | 19 November 2015
Praying, when suddenly…
Instead of Asia Pivot, Obama Needs to Pivot Back Home, Secure Americans’ Needs
RT | 18 November 2015
Poorly paid teachers are not the only…
“UN Agenda 21 is the action plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings…in the world.”
~ Rosa Koire
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Rosa Koire is an author and a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation. A former District Branch Chief for the California Department of Transportation, her twenty-eight year career in litigation support on land use has culminated in exposing the impacts of Sustainable Development on private property rights and individual liberty.
In 2005 Rosa was elected to a citizens’ oversight committee in Santa Rosa, Northern California, to review a proposed 1,300 acre redevelopment project in which 10,000 people live and work. Her research into the documents justifying the plans led her, with her partner Kay Tokerud, to challenge the fraudulent basis for the huge Gateways Redevelopment Project. The City, in an attempt to block Koire from exposing the project, removed the neighborhood in which Koire and Tokerud’s properties were located from the redevelopment area.
Rosa Koire discusses UN Agenda 21 in this video:
Here is an excerpt from my conversation with Rosa Koire on this week’s Solari Report:
Catherine: In your book, you do a great job of pointing out that through our property taxes and our own tax dollars, we’re financing this — rather than the money we’re paying in taxes going to provide the services we need. Increasingly, it’s going to finance these things which are harming us. So, part of our financial problem and our time problem is that we’re paying money to somebody who’s stealing our time and stealing our assets.
Rosa Koire: That’s right and that’s through something called tax increment financing, also known as redevelopment and also known (at one point) as urban renewal and a myriad of names. Basically, your area is declared “blighted” because your local government paid a consulting company to say that hundreds of acres of your town are so grossly undeveloped and poorly maintained that no one would invest there. Therefore, they need to take property taxes from that area and give them to developers (and the land itself) who are going to get huge windfalls from your property taxes and basically build “smart growth” — which is the desired model. And they’re not going to wait for 30 years of property taxes to collect. They’re going to get a bond or money up-front. That means that you now have a loan and that a portion of your property taxes every year is going to go to pay off this huge bond debt. There is enormous bond debt across the United States and it’s one reason why your street lights are off and your parks are shabby. They tell you that you have a drought and you that can’t water your park. But there’s no money for your local services because it’s all going for bond debt to pay for those huge buildings in the center of your town which are very often empty. Because this thing is designed to bankrupt you.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Casting By, an exceptional documentary film exploring the work of casting director Marion Dougherty.
I will cover financial markets and geopolitics in Money & Markets. Make sure to send or post your questions for Ask Catherine.
I hope you’ll join us this week! If you’re not a Solari Report subscriber yet, you can learn more about becoming one here.
By Catherine Austin Fitts
The Truth About Cancer is a 9-part documentary film by Ty Bollinger. It is a breakthrough effort to ensure that global audiences have the information necessary to avoid cancer or to eliminate it if it should come our way.
Bollinger has interviewed many of the top doctors, scientists and natural healers around the world. The weight of these interviews is paradigm-shifting.
If you want to thrive in an increasingly polluted environment, you’ll need to understand how to stay healthy and how to avoid and eliminate the causes of illness. This documentary provides you with access to the “best and the brightest” on maintaining vibrant health.
Bollinger has been making this series available on a selective basis for free. However, you can also buy it with additional interviews and complete transcripts. This is a documentary to get, to archive in your library and to encourage you family and loved ones to watch.
“If we can face it, God can fix it.”
~ Bishop Alfred Owens
By Catherine Austin Fitts
In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward Baptist attempts to unpack the nuts and bolts economics of American slavery and the economic trends that lead to and resulted from abolition.
Baptist argues that slavery was essential for building a Southern cotton machine that pooled enormous capital through the US textile industry and was critical to the success of America’s industrial economy. He also argues that slave labor was economically very productive. Using cotton pricing and production data and analysis of management practices, Baptist argues that picking quotas enforced with whippings and the threat of force systematically applied resulted in astonishing growth rates in picking productivity:
“A study of planter account books that record daily picking totals for individual enslaved people on labor camps across the South found a growth in daily picking totals of 2.1 percent per year,” Baptist writes. “The increase was even higher if one looks at the growth in the newer southwestern areas in 1860, where the efficiency of picking grew by 2.6 percent per year from 1811 to 1860, for a total productivity increase of 361 percent.”
Baptist contends that slave labor was significantly more productive than free labor:
“Many enslaved cotton pickers in the late 1850’s had peaked at well over 200 pounds per day…In the 1930s, after a half-century of massive scientific experimentation, all to make the cotton boll more pick-able, the great-grandchildren of the enslaved often picked only 100 to 120 pounds per day.”
At one point, Baptist describes the creation of large corporations used to build out cotton plantations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana and the orders given to move thousands of slaves out from the Southeastern coastal areas to provide labor. It was stipulated that 70% were to be young men between the ages of 18-36. Right after reading this description, I was researching the European refugee situation and discovered that the statistics provided by the EU disclosed that 70% of the refugees coming to Europe were young men between the ages of 18-36. Apparently, some things do not change.
A young man named John received a parrot as an early Christmas gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary.
“Never mistake motion for action.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Sibel worked as a contractor for the FBI in the wake of 9-11 as an interpreter in the translation unit of the FBI in Washington. She become a whistleblower regarding covert conversations she overheard. In August, 2004, Edmonds founded the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), which exists to assist national security whistleblowers through advocacy and reform. In 2012, she published a memoir entitled Classified Woman – The Sibel Edmonds Story.
Sibel has a passion for asking the question, “what can we do?,” in the face of the corruption we face – which at times seems overwhelming. I asked her to join me on the Solari Report to discuss her coverage of the indictment and settlement of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
Here is an excerpt from our conversation on the Solari Report this week:
Catherine: Let me bring up my concern about what’s going on because the question is “Why now?” Why all of a sudden are they doing this now? If you were to make a list of every Republican who has indict-able evidence against the Clintons, they’re dropping like flies right now. And my concern is that coming into a Clinton election, the Clintons are basically taking out anybody who could give them any trouble. Dennis Hastert included.
Sibel Edmonds: You are seeing the replay of 1999 and the Clinton impeachment. But even the Republicans have been really quiet about it…which is amazing. They are not mentioning the fact that the expose was there in Vanity Fair in 2005. They are not exposing the fact that he (Hastert) was listed in two books. They are not mentioning my under-oath testimony in 2010. In the Krekorian case, I was deposed and under oath — I had to tell them about Dennis Hastert including his sexual activities in one of his town houses. And all of those were arranged, organized and coordinated by his chief-of-staff, Scott Palmer. But nobody is even talking about Scott Palmer!
Catherine: What I’m seeing is that traditionally if you “played ball,” nobody went after you. And I think what we’re seeing in Washington, for a variety of reasons, is that people who’ve been playing ball are suddenly getting targeted. Hastert is a guy who’s played ball his whole life. But that isn’t good enough any more. Suddenly, he’s having done to him what Livingston had done to him — live by the sword, die by the sword.
Sibel Edmonds: If you don’t get in line, you are going to be “Hastert-ized.”
Catherine: Right. I think people are scared to death because playing ball isn’t good enough. I just think there’s real fear.
In Let’s Go to the Movies I review The Whistleblower, a movie based on a true story of documented sex-slave trafficking by a US defense contractor in Eastern Europe. This is one of the events Sibel and I discuss regarding persistent allegations of sex abuse by US agencies and leadership.
Ultimately, the question is how do we create a safe and healthy environment for our children? What’s the action?
I hope you’ll join Sibel Edmonds and me on the Solari Report this week! If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can learn more about becoming one here.
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