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  • Cryptocurrencies plunge by as much as 10% in 24 hours wiping billions off the market [tr]

    08/16/2018 6:45:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    Suicide prevention messages are being shared among investors as crytocurrencies plunge in value. The price of bitcoin on Tuesday dipped below $6,000- down massively from its December 2017 high of around $20,000. Ethereum fell by 10 per cent in just 24 hours to $250, its lowest price this year.
  • Why other countries are giving China a licence to print money [counterfeiting]

    08/13/2018 7:16:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.scmp.com ^ | UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2018, 12:46pm Comments: 71 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese state-owned firm winning contracts to print foreign currencies as country seeks to expand global reach and influence China is printing foreign currencies on a massive scale as Beijing seeks to increase its influence on the world economy and geopolitics. Multiple sources in the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation confirmed to the South China Morning Post last month that money production plants across the country were running at near full capacity to meet an unusually high quota set by the government this year. Most of the demand comes from participants in the “Belt and Road Initiative” and one source,...
  • Foreigners face ban on buying homes in New Zealand after apocalypse bolthole fad hikes prices

    08/10/2018 7:03:31 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10AUG18 | Charlotte Graham-McLay
    Foreigners are to be banned from buying homes in New Zealand after a spate of millionaires seeking luxury doomsday boltholes has apparently crowded out local buyers and pushed up property prices. Following purchases by rich expats, including tech billionaire Peter Thiel - PayPal founder and early Facebook investor - and disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer, who lost his job after allegations of sexual misconduct - the New Zealand government is preparing to crack down on the trend. New Zealand's allure for the mega-rich planning a safe space to ride out the apocalypse has become almost a cliche in recent...
  • VOLUNTEER: $50,000 MISSING FROM COTTAGE GROVE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ACCOUNT

    08/08/2018 10:14:35 AM PDT · by HKMk23 · 15 replies
    KEZI (ABC Affiliate) ^ | Aug. 6, 2018 | Michael Sevren
    A volunteer for Special Olympics Oregon in Cottage Grove is demanding answers from the nonprofit’s CEO after $50,000 specifically meant for the Cottage Grove events appears to have gone missing.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's L.A. fundraisers were more about raising consciousness than money

    08/08/2018 2:30:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/07/18 | David Dayen
    **SNIP** The Los Angeles Theater Center was decked out Thursday like a trade show for left politics. Booths featuring community organizers, single-payer healthcare enthusiasts, and direct action groups like Occupy ICE handed out literature and chatted up attendees. Off in the corner they were selling Ocasio-Cortez T-shirts, but community groups were far more prominent. Many of these groups met with Ocasio-Cortez that morning at a breakfast organizing meeting. When the program began, Ocasio-Cortez took a seat on stage while presenters spent an hour pitching the crowd of more than 500 on their projects. The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment...
  • Chase ATMs go cardless

    08/03/2018 2:34:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/02/18 | Jade Scipioni
    Forgot your bank card? No worries. Chase has you covered. The New York City-based bank announced that it has expanded its cardless access to nearly all of its 16,000 ATMs nationwide. The new technology will allow customers to get cash through their phone’s mobile wallet without needing a physical debit card or an access code for authentication. Users can simple “tap” their smartphone on the ATM to “easily and securely access money on the go.”
  • WHAT THEY'RE NOT TELLING YOU ABOUT "MONEY"

    08/01/2018 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 49 replies
    Self ^ | 8 1 2018 | Dick Bachert
    Since the early 90's, some of us fools have been trying - largely unsuccessfully - to educate those around us to the ongoing FRAUD of our unbacked fiat paper currency and the Rothschild family criminal enterprise that spawned and still OWNS it - and, by extension, YOU! This 7-minute video is one of the best short explanations I've seen. And if the bondage in which this evil system keeps you fails to infuriate you, perhaps the unnecessary deaths of your kids in banker arranged wars will grab your attention. (Pause...Naaahhhh!) The Founding Fathers understood this evil fiat currency system and...
  • 18 Harsh Truths About Corporate Life Nobody Will Ever Tell You

    07/29/2018 6:35:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 88 replies
    Mensxp ^ | 29JUL18 | Ankush Bahuguna
    <p>Twenties are the time when most of us take up our first jobs. Even though it’s great to finally start earning and ‘be on your own’, corporate life is nothing like we imagine it to be in our younger years. It’s stressful and unrewarding. Here are 18 harsh truths about corporate life nobody will ever tell you.</p>
  • US rightwing groups bankroll campaign to free Tommy Robinson

    07/22/2018 1:11:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22/7/18 | Mattha Busby
    A rightwing American thinktank that spent a five-figure sum on Tommy Robinson’s legal defence has said it is aware of up to four other similar organisations bankrolling a high-profile campaign to release him. The Middle East Forum has also paid for foreign speakers to attend “Free Tommy” rallies in the UK in addition to funding the far-right activist’s court defence. Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has hired a prominent criminal barrister who has previously defended high-profile celebrities to appeal against a 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court. Outrage around the...
  • You Can Buy Your Own Shanzhai 'Lamborghini' From China For Just $65,000

    07/20/2018 11:20:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 25, 2012, 8:46 AM | editorial staff
    I believe, you only need to spend less than 300 yuan to own a smartphone that looks like an IPhone on the outside, but have you heard of spending 420,000 yuan for a "Lamborghini"? Recently, a report on the Internet with pictures and videos once again stirs up waves with the word "Shanzhai" in the Chinese auto market. A home automaker has made a Shanzhai version of the "Lamborghini Murcielago LP64" model. Different than the earlier Shanzhai cars, the car maker said this Shanzhai Lamborghini's exterior is 99% identical to the genuine mode, interior is up to 70% similar. The...
  • Remittances: Illegal Immigration’s $30 Billion ‘Hidden Tax’

    06/20/2018 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Thalean · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 20, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Paris. The year is 1788. The air is heavy with the scent of impending revolution. Some praise the king in hushed whispers, others shout “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!” in the streets. Either way, the time for talk is over. How did it get to this point? The hopeful specter of radical liberalism played its part, as the father of modern conservatism Edmund Burke observes in his masterpiece Reflections on the Revolution in France. But most men aren’t dreamers. Most live parochial lives and think parochial thoughts—there’s no time to dream when you’re working to put bread on the table. For the...
  • Dem money floods Calif. primaries to avert electoral disaster

    05/27/2018 8:05:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Outside money is flooding into a trio of key California House primaries, as Democrats try to avoid being shut out of the general election. The total outside spending in those June 5 primary races had eclipsed more than $8 million as of Friday, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings by The Hill. The high-dollar spending is in the three GOP-held seats represented by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and retiring Reps. Darrell Issa and Ed Royce, all of which are viewed as potential pick-up opportunities for Democrats. California’s “jungle” primary system pits all candidates, regardless of party, against one...
  • Australia Bans Cash For All Purchases Over $7,500 Starting July of 2019

    05/11/2018 4:29:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 65 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 11, 2018 | Matt Novak
    Australia’s Liberal Party government has announced that it will soon be illegal to purchase anything over $10,000 AU ($7,500 US) with cash. The government says it’s, “encouraging the transition to a digital society,” and cracking down on tax evasion. But not everyone is happy with the move. “This will be bad news for criminal gangs, terrorists and those who are just trying to cheat on their tax or get a discount for letting someone else cheat on their tax,” Treasurer Scott Morrison said in a speech announcing the government’s new budget. “It’s not clever. It’s not OK. It’s a crime.”...
  • Well-Funded Republicans Get Solar’s Hard-Earned Cash

    05/03/2018 6:29:36 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 8 replies
    SolarWakeup ^ | May 2, 2018 | Frank Andorka
    Which is why Reuters’ report that the solar industry has decided to provide more money to Republicans than Democrats this cycle just makes my head want to explode.
  • Family wins back 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins worth $80 million seized by feds

    04/18/2015 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 77 replies
    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the...
  • Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

    04/11/2018 9:34:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/11/18 | Eriq Gardner
    A shareholder sues Netflix board members with the allegation they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals."
  • [Cath Cauc} Money Was the Reason Why Francis Disavowed Grand Master of Order of Malta

    04/07/2018 11:54:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 7, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Henry Sire, the author of the bestselling book “The Dictator Pope” told Gloria.tv the “real reason” why the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, was disavowed by the Holy See. The Order was about to receive a large donation for which the controversial German Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager was the go-between. But Boeselager was suspended by Festing for his role in distributing condoms and abortive hormones. Now, this donation promised to bring benefits also to the Vatican and at least to one high ecclesiastic, “That was more important to them than a question of...
  • The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

    04/03/2018 5:06:12 PM PDT · by bgill · 193 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Caitlin Dewey
    Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result. He’d stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an entire day. Or he’d scout George Washington University campus for events that promised free lunch or snacks. Torres told no one what he was going through, least of all his single mom. "She had enough things to worry about," he said... Now a senior and...
  • It's time to go after Vladimir Putin's money in the West

    03/30/2018 2:20:16 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2018 | Anders Aslund
    Putin controls the Russia's state institutions, its secret police and its big state companies. Together with a few old friends from St. Petersburg, the president is tapping the big state companies through overpriced no-bid procurement, transfer pricing, asset stripping and stock manipulation. They are also making money by extorting old oligarchs and taking loans from state banks, not to be returned. Overall assessments indicate a personal enrichment of Putin and his closest cronies of some $20 billion to $25 billion a year since 2006, a pilfering from Gazprom of $60 billion from 2004 to 2007...By now, this group would have...
  • Ingraham apologizes after posting critical tweet about Parkland student

    03/29/2018 10:28:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/29/2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham apologized Thursday after she posted a critical tweet about a Parkland, Fla. high school student. "Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland," Ingraham tweeted. "For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a...