I recall (1980s) my first major extended stay outside the United States of America.
I was shocked, at the time, at the openness of corruption in government and government employees.
The culture of handing over money to officials in order to be able to proceed further was a new and unimaginable tactic for me.
Yet, I witnessed corruption over and over again from cops stopping drivers for no reason other than to get some money, to government bureaucrats stamping documents only after getting money handed to them.
Yes, my naivete was on display.
*Wealthy investors have a part of the big picture and a significant part of it is:
corruption and fraud is their daily environment in government and finance…
SNNLive Wall Street View
Outsider Club founder Nick Hodge discusses rigged financial markets, resources, and how the younger generations can invest successfully.
For me, the focus is on personal sovereignty with the global consciousness shift is amplifying people to create solutions and remedies at the local community level. This revokes the authority of major institutions such as governments and central banks…
Whereas we expect more
- secession movements
- local currencies
- community farms
- alternative energy technologies
- common law criminal court cases accusing government officials and corporate executives of harming and injuring people.
This grassroots movement and exercise of freedom is the shift.
Perhaps the governments will send in armed personnel to destroy those sovereign communities, what unfolds and how it unfolds is uncertain.
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Posted 29 March 2014
Vatican attempts Court sabotage; Grisly Evidence Exposed
The Common Law Court case against Pope Francis, Jesuit head Adolfo Pachon and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby faces covert sabotage by a Vatican “black ops” team, it was revealed today.
The Court’s prosecution of these men is nevertheless proceeding on April 7, and is revealing grisly new evidence of crimes by the defendants.
See the details in the first Bulletin of the Court’s Public Information Agency posted today at
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Speaking of Bribes & Corruption:
Posted 20 March 2014
Based in Singapore, Jayant is constantly traveling the world to look for investment opportunities, particularly in the natural resource sector. He advises institutional investors about his finds. Earlier, he worked for six years with US Global Investors (San Antonio, Texas), a boutique natural resource investment firm, and for one year with Casey Research. Before emigrating from India, he started and ran Indian subsidiary operations of two European companies. He still travels multiple times a year to India.
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Crimea public voting for secession from Ukraine to join Russia
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Catalan Independence Push Gains Steam Amid Spain’s Financial Woes
Posted 21 March 2014
Since 2008, Spain has been one of the poster children for Europe’s financial crisis as it grapples with a massive debt, an unemployment rate hovering around 26 percent, a downgrading from financial services across the globe and now a strong separatist movement from the country’s influential Catalonia region.
Angered over what many in the region say are policies implemented by the Spanish government that cripple Catalan autonomy and put them at a disadvantage thanks to heavy tax policies, separatist politician Arturo Mas and others in favor of independence have staged huge protests in the Catalan capital of Barcelona and are now plan a November referendum to vote on succeeding from Spain.
Despite speculation by many economists and financial service groups that an independent Catalonia is not going happen, the movement has caused worry not only within the borders of Spain but throughout the European Union with countries like Germany and France concerned about these new regions wanting to join the international body and what the economic repercussions.
Germany, which has already given the ailing Greek government two financial bailouts and is currently mulling over a third, is strongly opposed to any moves that could lead to more economic upheaval in the EU. As the political and economic powerhouse of Europe, the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not want to become the EU’s main lender, which could put the country itself in a dicey economic situation, experts said.
“Germany is flatly opposed to more states in the European Union because they will have to foot the bill if there are more bailouts,” Mauro Guillén, a political economist the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School told Fox News Latino.
“Basically Catalans want fiscal independence,” said Scheherazade Rehman, a professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. “That’s the driving force to be independent and be more prosperous.”
Indeed, Legal complaints have increased the pressures:
12 Largest Banks Sued By Public Retirement Funds For “Conspiring To Rig Global FX Markets”
Posted 01 April 2014 by Zerohedge.com
Why did Goldman decide to scrap its once uber-profitable FX vertical and redo it from scratch? Simple – the ability to rig and manipulate FX markets, which are now under every global regulator’s microscope after the “Cartel” members so foolishly let themselves be exposed to the entire world, is no longer there, as confirmed last night by news that a dozen large investors have filed a joint lawsuit against 12 banks for “allegedly conspiring to rig global foreign-exchange prices.” Allegedly? Hasn’t everyone read the Cartel chatroom transcripts yet?
The class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York late Monday, was from a group of investors across the U.S. and Caribbean, including city and state pension plans.
They accused the banks of communicating “with one another, including in chat rooms, via instant messages, and by emails, to carry out their conspiracy,” and for rigging foreign-exchange rates as far back as January 2003, the lawsuit said.
The bank sued are BofA, Barclays, BNP, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche, Goldman, HSBC, JPM, Morgan Stanley, RBS and UBS, or, in other words, everyone. And certainly all the Too Big To Prosecute banks. So best of luck there, even though the plaintiffs include some very recognizable public investment funds:
The investors behind the consolidated lawsuit are: Aureus Currency Fund LP, a Santa Rosa, Calif., investment fund; the City of Philadelphia and its board of pensions and retirement; the Employees’ Retirement System for the Government of the Virgin Islands; the Employees’ Retirement System of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority; Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association; Haverhill Retirement System for the city of Haverhill, Mass.; Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System; State-Boston Retirement System; Tiberius OC Fund, a Cayman Islands fund; Value Recovery Fund LLC, a Delaware fund with offices in Connecticut; Syena Global Emerging Markets Fund LP, a hedge fund in Connecticut; and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
In the complaint, the investors accused the banks of controlling foreign-exchange rates via a “small and close-knit group of traders.” They alleged it became possible for banks to rig the market because the traders “have strong ties formed by working with one another in prior trading positions” and by in many cases living “in the same neighborhoods in the Essex countryside just northeast of London’s financial district.”
“They belong to the same social clubs, golf together, dine together and sit on many of the same charity boards,” the complaint adds.
But the punchline is not that FX is rigged, and as a result virtually all carbon-based traders are now gone, leaving the FX market at the mercy of Virtu and GETCO algos (those USDJPY momentum ignitions at specific, recurring times of the day are just that), but that as Goldman has shown by relocating Saidenberg, the commodity market is the only one where manipulation, rigging and fraud are not only possible but smiled upon by regulators. Because one of the key commodities in said market is gold. And as everyone knows, alongside getting the Russell 200,000 to all time highs, the other core mandate of central bankers everywhere is to push gold to 0.
The worst news: we are rapidly running out of “conspiracy theories” that haven’t become conspiracy facts yet.
Professor William Black-Epic Epidemic of Fraud
Posted 30 March 2014
Fraud expert and former regulator Professor William Black says, “Even today, we are well into 2014, and the Department of Justice record is intact. There have been zero prosecutions of the elite officers who led the epic epidemic of fraud. It was the most destructive in world history, zero of them even unsuccessfully prosecuted, much less prosecuted.”
What is the result of massive rampant unprosecuted fraud? Professor Black says, “If you don’t have any accountability, you not only make certain that there is going to be a next blow-up, but it will be worse. . . . We have effectively removed the criminal laws for a particular elite class of frauds.”
Federal Reserve Gold Market Intervention And Government Corruption
Yes Barack, America is “exceptional” – exceptionally corrupt.
Remember, the purpose of Quantitative Easing is to support the balance sheets of a few over-sized banks and to finance the federal budget deficit at an artificially low rate of interest. In other words, QE supports failed banks and federal fiscal irresponsibility. In order to successfully carry off this blatant misuse of public policy, the price of gold, a measure of the dollar’s value, must be suppressed. The Federal Reserve’s lack of integrity speaks volumes about the corruption of the US government (source link is below).