Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, a protege of Treasury Secretaries Rubin and Summers, has received his reward for continuing the Rubin-Summers-Paulson policy of supporting the “banks too big to fail” at the expense of the economy and American people. For his service to the handful of gigantic banks, whose existence attests to the fact that the Anti-Trust Act is a dead-letter law, Geithner has been appointed president and managing director of the private equity firm, Warburg Pincus and is on his way to his fortune.
US govt caught using pirated software for military; Fines itself 50 million. (to be paid by taxpayers)Submitted by go213mph on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 23:10
What a racket. All these fines that corporations and government agencies are continuing to send back and forth is just another creative way to steal money from a population where 90% still don't know a thing about whats really going on. Hell, what bank would care if it had to pay a fine for anything? All they have to do is wait for their next monthly donation of free money from the Fed to then "pay their fines".
Never forget that millions have been murdered, trillions have been spent, and our nation has decended into a full blown police state ALL based on the official story of what happened on 9/11.
911 Consensus Points Contradict The Government Lies Part III
The 911 Consensus Project has developed a list of 37 questions that are designed to undo the lies the government and the media require us to believe to be admitted into polite society. Today I want to examine questions 29 thru 37. We begin with Mohamed Atta’s trip to Portland
29) Mohamed Atta’s Mysterious Trip to Portland
No doubt this was paid for by AIPAC.
Energy Dept sells $192M loan guarantee to Chinese billionaire for $25M; biggest taxpayer "green" loss since SolyndraSubmitted by go213mph on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:37
Happy Thanksgiving from the Obama administration. The Energy Department has sold off its $192 million loan guarantee to Fisker Automotive to Chinese billionaire Richard Li for $25 million — the biggest taxpayer loss on a green loan since the failure of Solyndra.
The Energy Department will announce the “selling of the promissory note” to Hybrid Tech, which is owned by Chinese billionaire Richard Li, according to sources familiar with the sale. The DOE sold the loan to Li for $25 million after lending the financially troubled green automaker a total of $192 million since 2009.
**OP Note: I don't walk aound in fear of the criminals running our country, but there is also no chance in hell I would ever call the police to "help" me...and I'd feel much safer if all the thugs in costumes would just stay at the donut shops and quit "protecting and serving" us.
Sure, the government – not Al Qaeda – is taking away virtually all of our Constitutional rights. And that includes reserving to itself the right to assassinate or indefinitely detain American citizens.
But stupid government policy is threatening us in other ways, as well.
Civil liberties campaigners told a New York court on Friday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of all US phone records violates the constitutional rights to freedom of association and privacy.
The American Civil Liberties Union called for the NSA's program, first revealed by the Guardian in June, to be ended, arguing that it breached the first and fourth amendments as well as exceeding the authority Congress gave to the government through the Patriot Act.
Wagers betting that gold prices will rally 141 percent in about two years were the most-traded option in New York bullion yesterday.
Call options giving owners the right to buy gold at $3,000 an ounce by December 2015 traded 7,250 contracts yesterday on the Comex in New York, more than double the amount of the next most-active option, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Futures for December delivery slumped 1.1 percent to $1,243.60 on the Comex in New York today. Prices reached a record $1,923.60 in September 2011.
I'm on the road most of the day and the phone I use is part of a plan that allows unlimited air time for both local and long distant calls. A few months ago I realized that some of the broadcasts/podcasts that I enjoy listening to online also have "listen line" phone numbers that I can call and listen to when I'm on the road.
Brandon Pearce, Contributor
Last week, I had a few interactions that reminded me how much our attachment to our beliefs can keep us from truth, growth, and freedom. I was surprised at how often we choose comfort over truth, even when it means restriction and repression. And how terrifying it can be to seek truth at all costs.
The path to truth isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it’s frightening, painful, and unsettling. Likewise, a life of comfort is often riddled with self-deceit, stagnation, and limitations.