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    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About Market Skeptics.. Donate.. Contact me.. Feed RSS.. Search.. SEARCH.. Older posts.. Why Romney Lost South Carolina: His Past At Bain Capital.. January 22, 2012.. by.. Eric deCarbonnel.. Ignoring for the moment.. the issue of voter fraud.. , I want to explain why Romney lost South Carolina: the documentory When Mitt Romney Came to Town released by Newt Gingrich's Super PAC.. It is an utterly devastating depiction of Romney’s past.. (This documentary is not a criticism of capitalism.. What Romney and Bain were doing wasn’t capitalism.. It was unprosecuted fraud.. ).. When Mitt Romney Came To Town Full, complete version.. Below is an example of what Romney and Bain were involved in.. The facts about Bain and KB Toys, much worse than 'Vulture' Capitalism.. Democratic Underground reports that.. here are the facts about Bain and KB Toys, much worse than 'Vulture' Capitalism.. Here are the facts about Bain and KB Toys, much worse than 'Vulture' Capitalism.. There is good private equity and.. there is bad private equity firms.. ….. Here are the facts about KB Toys.. 1.. At the time it was purchased KB Toys was an industry leader, it was not in trouble.. http://www.. fundinguniverse.. com/company-histories/KB-Toys-Company-History.. html.. In 1999,.. KBkids.. com received top points from an e-commerce market research firm, the Gomez Advisors, in the categories of customer confidence, overall cost, and bargain shopping.. Softletter named the site.. one of the 'Ten Best Online Software Stores of 1999'.. in its October 15th issue.. Even the.. Wall Street Journal dubbed the site the 'best overall' online toy retailer.. In a little more than four months online,.. com increased its business more than 400 percent and twice ranked among the five biggest gainers on the NextCard eCommerce Movers index.. It seemed nothing could stop KB Toys from challenging its rivals in the toy industry.. Operating profit for 1999 was up 51 percent from 1998.. The company, seeking to capitalize on its growth, decided to hold an initial public offering in the spring of 2000, then postponed trading due to unfavorable market conditions.. Notwithstanding this delay, KB was more focused than ever on fine-tuning its position in the very fashion-forward toy industry.. With relatively small stores and a knack for innovation and creativity in marketing, KB was ready as ever to make quick adjustments to changing customer and merchandise trends.. 2.. KB Toys was a company that made money and exercised social responsibility.. After a 13 year old boy in NYC was shot and killed while holding a realistic toy gun (not from KB Toys).. KB Toys destroyed 300,000 toys in inventory and never again carried realistic toy guns.. They also.. gave toys for guns.. The company also participated in New York's 'Goods for Guns' program, which offered gift certificates to people who surrendered real firearms.. Although Ann Iverson left as chairman in 1994, her policy of not selling look-alike guns was continued by her successor, Alan Fine, who had been senior vice-president before becoming president and CEO.. 3.. Bain Capital 'purchased' KB for the respectable price of $ 305 million dollars on December 8, 2000.. http://en.. wikipedia.. org/wiki/KB_Toys.. 4.. Bain Capital only offered $ 18 million in cash, the rest was leaveraged debt put on the company.. 5.. Sixteen months after the buyout, Bain Capital paid itself $85 million in dividends in early 2002.. 6.. January 14, 2004, K B Toys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed 365 stores.. 7.. Three years latter the rest of the 156 stores were closed down.. But.. there is a little more to the story.. KB Stores had already gone through a tough restructuring in 1996.. At that time a private equity bought the company, closed unprofitable stores, and increased profits.. SO HERE IS THE OBJECTIVE REALITY OF WHAT BAIN DID.. Bain engineered a private equity purchase of a profitable company that had already gone through 'creative destruction' eliminating unprofitable legacy operations and saddled the company with hundreds of millions of dollars of debt.. The company was not just profitable but an example of the kind of companies that demonstrate a wider social conscious for its customers and the larger community.. SIXTEEN MONTHS AFTER PURCHASING THE COMPANY WITH ONLY 6% CASH OF THE VALUE BAIN TAKES OUT DIVIDENDS AT OVER 400% OF THEIR INVESTMENT.. Significantly this was done during the time of the attacks on 9/11 when the country as a whole was undergoing a hightened sense of patriotism, sacrifice and social duty.. Less than 2 years after saddling KB Toys with massive debt and taking out astronomical dividends, K-B Toys faces Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closes 354 previously profitable stores.. Vultures take meat that is already dead and complete the final loop in the cycle of life.. Bain took a company that had already been restructured and was surging in profits and cash.. There was never any interest by Bain to restructure KB Toys, that had already been done.. BAIN PURCHASED KB TOYS SIMPLY TO RAID ITS CASH.. , and they did so during a time when the rest of the country was undergoing a period of reviewing the founding principles of the country.. To call what Bain did to KB Toys as 'Vulture' Capitalism is an insult to Vultures.. They were pirates.. and.. this is why there is so much interest to change the subject and not let the real facts of Bain Capital come to the surface during the Republican Primary.. My reaction:.. The key points to take away from this are:.. 1) Newt Gingrich didn’t win South Carolina.. Romney lost (crushed by his past).. 2) Romney’s now public experience at Bain makes him unelectable.. If Romney was the nominee, Obama would have a field day with this stuff come November.. Romney would get crushed.. 3) This drastically improves Ron Paul’s chances of being the republican nominee.. Take Virginia, where only Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are on the ballot.. How do you think Romney will fair in a one-on-one match against Paul as the video above spreads through the American electorate?.. Conclusion:.. With Mitt Romney taking this devastating hit, killing Ron Paul’s candidacy became infinitely more complicated, if not impossible.. Posted in.. News_Developments.. |.. 1 Comment.. Market Skeptics Goes Dark Tomorrow Wednesday January 18 SOPA/PIPA Strike.. January 18, 2012.. Market Skeptics will be joining the.. SOPA Strike.. going dark on Wednesday January 18 to protest.. the US Government efforts to censor the Internet.. Daily Paul explains.. what is going on.. Daily Paul Goes Dark - Wednesday January 18 - SOPA/PIPA Strike.. Submitted by.. Michael Nystrom.. on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:19.. * * S P R E A D T H E M E S S A G E : S O P A S T R I K E * *.. On January 18, The Daily Paul will join Wikipedia, Reddit, Twitter, BoingBoing, MoveOn.. org, The Free Software Foundation, and tens of thousands of other websites around the Internet in going dark to oppose.. SOPA and PIPA.. , the looming US legislation that would create an impossible Internet censorship regime and export it to the rest of the world.. In a post-SOPA world, out-links from the Daily Paul to any other website would be prohibited unless I was completely, 100% positive that there was no copyright infringing content on those websites.. This means no more linking to YouTube, Twitter, TVPC, WordPress, Blogger, or any other user-content generated website -- including your personal blog -- lest I personally.. face the pain of being shut down, my finances frozen, the DailyPaul.. com domain confiscated, having my IP address blacklisted.. , and eventually -- who knows -- probably being put into a cage for the protection of there rest of society.. In other words,.. if SOPA passes, say goodbye to our little community here at the Daily Paul.. This website would go dark for good.. Such a bleak future is corporatism at its worst, and is what Dr.. Paul has warned us against:.. Big Business getting into bed with Big Government to force submission to their goal of controlling.. every last aspect of our lives.. ,.. including what we are able to read and speak here on this last bastion of freedom - the Internet.. … the beauty of the internet is freedom.. Is it any wonder that The Powers That Be want to put an end to it?.. The time to make the stand is now.. Please help spread the word about the.. Encourage other websites you frequent to participate in the strike.. And by all means,.. call and write your representatives to let them know where you stand on the issue of Internet censorship.. This must not stand.. The future is in your hands.. Please help spread the word about the.. ! Call and write your representatives to oppose this Internet censorship!.. Important_Announcement.. The History Of Vote Fraud In The United States.. January 3, 2012.. With tomorrow's Iowa caucuses, I thought it was time for an entry on the history of vote fraud in the united states.. What Really Happened reports about.. vote fraud and the bankruptcy of the United States.. (emphasis mine).. [my comment].. VOTE FRAUD AND THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE UNITED STATES.. April Friday 8 2005:.. … A search through the news reports of elections around the world shows that a truly fair and honest election is indeed a rarity.. IT IS THEREFORE NAIVE (NOT TO MENTION RACIST) TO START OUT ASSUMING AMERICAN ELECTIONS ARE HONEST SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICANS.. Are the elections in the United States fair and honest?.. A review of the facts is far less than reassuring.. SINCE 1964,.. right after John F.. Kennedy was assassinated.. [See Video 4 in my entry.. *****What I have been afraid to blog about: THE ESF AND ITS HISTORY*****.. for more on JFK’s assassination].. ,.. VOTE TABULATION FOR NATIONAL ELECTIONS HAS BEEN HANDLED NOT BY THE GOVERNMENT, BUT BY A PRIVATE COMPANY LACKING ANY OFFICIAL OVERSIGHT AT ALL.. This company, which changes its name on a regular basis, is currently called.. Voters News Service.. and is located in New York City.. THIS COMPANY IS OWNED BY A CONSORTIUM OF TV NETWORKS AND WIRE SERVICES, which ARE IN TURN CONTROLLED BY THE CIA through its Operation MOCKINGBIRD.. The TV networks will make a great show of being first with the election results , but in reality.. all of them rely on the numbers sent to them by VNS,.. while.. seldom acknowledging its existence during the election coverage.. This is the voting process most in use in America today.. A voter punches a card in the voting booth.. That card is run through a computer at the local voting center, then that computer contacts computers at Voters News Service, or the precinct official telephones the numbers the computer shows him to.. Voters News Service, which then announces the results via the networks.. POLL WATCHERS ARE ALLOWED TO WATCH THE VOTING BOOTHS,.. to guard against polling place electioneering,.. but.. IN MOST PRECINCTS, THE ACTUAL COUNTING OF THE BALLOTS IS CONCEALED FROM THE PUBLIC.. , and.. nobody is allowed to see inside the voting machines, or review the computer software that counts the ballots.. 70% of all votes in America are counted by machine, and.. nobody, not private citizen, not local election official, nobody, is allowed to examine how it all works.. The accuracy tests conducted on the  ...   that voting machines have been rigged or malfunctioned?.. Yes.. Lots of it.. Read on.. (Also check out the complicity in vote fraud by the following organizations and companies:.. DOJ FBI.. NEWS NETWORKS' EXIT POLL.. AND.. VOTING MACHINE COMPANIES.. Voters Unite, 2004 to 2008 -.. votersunite.. org/electionproblems.. org/news.. asp.. ALSO: search.. news.. google.. com.. yahoo.. com/news.. for voting problems.. Noteworthy reports and landmark articles: Also check out.. books and videos.. 2003:.. Black Box Voting, Ballot-Tampering in the 21st Century.. (Chapter II) by Bev Harris (2003).. 2000:.. Vote Fraud and the Bankruptcy of the United States.. 1996:.. Pandora's Black Box.. by Philip M.. O’Halloran of Relevance (good summary to that point in history).. 1988:.. Annals Of Democracy - Counting Votes.. by Ronnie Dugger for The New Yorker.. Roy Saltman's 1988 full report.. / Chapter 4 only -.. Voting machine irregularities.. (also see.. itl.. nist.. gov/lab/specpubs/500-158.. htm.. 1987: The Cincinnati Bell-FBI scandal -- See.. thelandesreport.. com/Donsanto.. 1985:.. Computerized Systems for Voting Seen as Vulnerable to Tampering.. by David Burnham of New York Times.. 2004-2006 elections:.. Jan 2007:.. bradblog.. com/?p=4071.. CLEVELAND, OH.. Two election workers in the state's most populous county were convicted Wednesday of illegally rigging the 2004 presidential election recount.. so they could avoid a more thorough review of the votes.. 2006 election: E-Voting Failures in the 2006 Mid-Term Elections A sampling of problems across the nation.. org/info/E-VotingIn2006Mid-Term.. pdf.. Jan 6, 05:.. The Conyers Report.. (summary),.. truthout.. org/Conyersreport.. (full report) Read.. Excerpts.. (Triad advised election officials how to manipulate voting machinery to ensure that a preliminary hand recount matched the machine count.. ).. ON VIDEO.. Congressman Peter King's (R-New York) pre-2004 election quote:.. We already won.. It's all over but the counting.. and we'll take care of the counting.. (please copy and save to your websites).. Feb 4, 05:.. Prominent Statisticians Refute 'Explanation' of 2004 U.. S.. Exit Poll.. Discrepancies in New Edison/Mitofsky Report and Urge Investigation of U.. Presidential Election Results.. REPORT.. 2004/2005:.. Election Incident Reporting System.. (click onto download incidents for entire report).. Patterns of Touchscreen Voting Machine Vote Fraud Identified.. and Documented in Florida, Ohio, New Mexico and Elsewhere.. StolenElection2004.. com/?p=4220.. http://election.. solarbus.. org/.. 2004:.. wanttoknow.. info/electionsproblems.. scoop.. co.. nz/stories/HL0706/S00165.. Brandon Adams charts on non-votes for president in Florida, etc.. -.. http://electionexamination.. blogspot.. com/.. Here is Lynn Landes's chart on the Florida 2004 election.. com/Florida2004.. --------------------------------.. Lynn's list (1968-2003).. 1) 1968 - Following widely publicized problems with punch cards in the 1968 election, IBM withdrew from the election machine business.. vote.. caltech.. edu/Reports/july01/July01_VTP_%20Voting_Report_Entire.. (Unfortunately, there's no documentation in this report.. We'll keep searching.. 2) 1970s-1980s Ohio - The Cincinnati Bell-FBI scandal: Leonard Gates, a Cincinnati Bell employee for 23 years, testified that in the late 1970's and 80's, that the FBI assisted telephone companies with hacking into mainframe election computers in cities across the country.. See:.. [In the interest of brevity, 90 examples of US vote fraud omitted].. 92) 2003 Special Report - Dan Spillane, a voting machine test engineer, has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, DRE touch-screen voting machine manufacturer VoteHere.. Spillane's lawsuit charges wrongful and retaliatory termination; he contends.. he was removed so that he could not blow the whistle to certification labs and pass critical information to the US General Accounting Office.. He says.. he has evidence which shows voting systems are certified despite known flaws.. , demonstrating a weakness in both the NASED and the ITA system for certifying machines.. blackboxvoting.. com/votehere-lawsuit-1.. 93) Jun 26, 03 Johns Hopkins Report: Numerous security flaws are identified in a newly published paper entitled '.. Analysis of an Electronic Voting System.. ' by Tadayoshi Kohno (JHU), Adam Stubblefield (JHU), Aviel Rubin (JHU), and Dan Wallach (Rice University).. jhuisi.. jhu.. edu.. Read about it:.. The Baltimore Sun (Front Page).. MSNBC News.. CNN.. New York Times.. The Washington Post,.. Reuters.. CNET News.. Scoop.. Headlines@Hopkins.. Orlando Sentinel (blog) reports about.. the fear of voter fraud in Iowa.. Whom do you trust to report election results if you support Ron Paul?.. posted by Scott Powers on December, 23 2011 2:00 PM.. A pro-Ron Paul blog called “The Daily Paul” is promoting.. an effort to independently document caucus votes in Iowa and primary vote totals in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.. out of fear that, through the Main Stream Media, the announced tallies could be fraudulent.. The Daily Paul is trying to organize support for something called the “TransparentVote.. net” project.. which intends to use volunteers with cameras to make photocopies of all the results,.. “to provide a check and balance to the Main Stream Media’s (MSM) reporting.. ”.. “This will force the MSM to report honest results in line with the documented results posted at.. TransparentVote.. net.. ,” declares a blog post from Spiritof1776, on The Daily Paul blog.. “I do not believe the MSM wants to get caught in election fraud.. It is a federal crime and we will have the documents to prove it.. Transparent Vote explains about.. Transparent Vote Counting and Reporting.. December 13, 2011.. Fair and honest elections are one of the greatest Rights we as Americans have and cherish.. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee that Right today.. there is a monopoly on the vote reporting.. It is called.. News Election Pool.. There is no check and balance.. There is no competition.. The purpose of this site is to provide a check and balance to the Main Stream Media’s (MSM) reporting.. … most Americans and all honest candidates would agreed we want to insure we will have honest, transparent vote counting and transparent reporting of our vote.. This is the goal of.. Transparentvote.. It is a.. free.. site, set up for.. We the People.. We are non-partisan and would like to invite any American citizen that believes in a transparent vote to join us.. We have sent out a.. request to all the Presidential candidates.. to support us in this effort.. We will be starting with the Iowa GOP caucus- January 3, 2012.. Then the NH GOP primary- January 10, 2012.. If you will be at an Iowa precinct caucus or a NH voting place on those dates and are willing to volunteer as an independent reporter, we need your help.. All you will need is a camera or camera phone to upload the official vote results to this site.. It is pretty simple and does not take much time.. You will first need to sign up here and agree to the.. Terms of Service.. (We need to be assured only photos of the official vote documents are uploaded.. Below is some history of what happened 4 years ago and what you can do today.. We believe you will also see why this project is vitally necessary in keeping our elections honest and transparent.. IOWA.. - Iowa has 1,784 precincts.. We will need 1,784 or more volunteer news reporters, at least one at each precinct, armed with a digital camera or camera phone that will photo and upload the official results from that precinct to.. Four years ago,.. Liberty News Network,.. which no longer exists,.. attempted this.. Although, they only had a few hundred volunteers participating in Jan.. 2008 Iowa caucus,.. it shook the monopolistic Establishment Media to it’s core!.. The problem is.. is where ALL the MSM get their results.. They had never had ANY competition before in reporting the election results.. For example, leading up to Caucus night, all these false polls had one particular candidate at 3%.. When the precincts started reporting and posting to.. Liberty News Network.. the MSM were reporting the same numbers as.. This candidate was getting.. between 12-14%.. It kept them honest!.. We believe the MSM eventually saw they did not have all the precincts covered and after a few hours, this particular candidate’s numbers started to drop.. , but he still finished with 10% instead of 3% !.. This year we need 1,750 volunteers to cover ALL of the precincts.. , officially documenting (with photo) and uploading the total results, precinct by precinct, transparent for everyone to see.. Sign up.. here.. 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    Descriptive info: About MarketSkeptics.. March 22, 2011.. MarketSkeptics aims to provide insights by taking a hard look at the economy and financial system while ignoring the mindless optimism found on Wall Street.. To this end, MarketSkeptics will closely monitor economic/political developments around the world, the government's various market interventions (bailouts), the state of the job/housing markets, and other current economic indicators (inflation, Libor, etc).. Understanding the big picture about the fundamentals driving the economy is key to predicting broad trends in the market and finding attractive investment opportunities.. About Me.. In October 2007, while I was looking up information about the subprime crisis, I read some articles about bond insurers, SIVs, and how credit ratings worked.. I remember thinking to myself: "I can't believe this! the US financial system is an enormous ponzi scheme.. " I went short the market and sent out emails to my family and friends warning of a market crash.. Since then, I have closely followed what's been happening in the economy, because I believe the best way to understand something is to watch it fall apart.. I started my blog, MarketSkeptics.. com, in September 2008.. Since I was regularly sending out warning emails, I decided to post these warnings online and earn some ad revenue.. Here are the links to some of the my old emails from before MarketSkeptics.. com:.. October 2007 emails warning about a stock market crash.. January/February 2008 emails warning about credit bubble, inflation, and deflation.. Emails About 2008 Oil Bubble.. Setting Up A Fund To Invest In Russian Agriculture.. I have moved to Russia and am.. setting up a fund to invest in Russian agriculture.. Please read.. *****2010 Food Crisis for Dummies*****.. for more information on the case for agriculture.. A Note on Advertising.. As I am pretty much devoting my full attention towards maintaining this site and covering the financial crisis, donations and advertising revenue are my primary sources of income right now.. Currently, there are two sources of ad revenue for the site.. The first form of advertising revenue comes from Google ads.. These display contextual ads based on  ...   regards to all.. 5 Comments.. 5 Responses to.. Dimi Chakalov.. says:.. April 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm.. Dear Mr.. deCarbonnel,.. Thank you for your online video from April 16th.. I provided link to it at.. http://ow.. ly/3Ul4a.. All the best,.. Reply.. Nicholas Scholten.. June 18, 2011 at 6:34 am.. I just watched 4 of your youtube videos.. Amazing.. especially the one regarding the treasury market.. I have heard analysts discussing the pending doom of the long term bond market for over 2 years now.. Understanding the principals stated in your video one can see the pending doom of attempting to short the bond market at the wrong time.. If and when is the time to short the bond market, that is the question?.. Ryan Fleming.. June 24, 2011 at 12:33 am.. I just would like to say thank you for being truthful and i can't wait for this bubble to pop so people can have peace and love again as we enter the dark rift in time fear not because we have the technology to fix every problem in the world in one word unity.. UP4Liberty.. June 24, 2011 at 5:04 am.. Dear Eric,.. Brilliant reporting.. These 4 videos (soon to be 5) are the missing link and greatly clarify many of the unclear factors affecting our lives.. I am deeply grateful for your efforts.. Best of luck to you - cheers!.. Dr Durden.. July 9, 2011 at 12:07 am.. Stellar work.. Just sent a donation.. Can't wait for more material.. I'm going back for a 3rd time to watch your ESF series it's so loaded with juicy details.. Your hard work has really paid off.. Keep it up, Eric!.. Leave a Reply.. Cancel reply.. Your email address will not be published.. Required fields are marked.. *.. Name.. Email.. Website.. Comment.. You may use these.. HTML.. tags and attributes:.. a href= title= abbr title= acronym title= b blockquote cite= cite code del datetime= em i q cite= strike strong.. Wordpress Hashcash needs javascript to work, but your browser has javascript disabled.. Your comment will be queued in Akismet!..

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    Descriptive info: Newer posts.. December 17, 2011.. Imagine a country passing legislation empowering the president to lock up citizens and throw away key.. Then,.. on the same day.. , the evening news (instead of covering the massive power grab) runs a story showing the president defending civil liberties by cracking down on unconstitutional policing.. This would be called government propaganda, and it is happening in America.. The Reality:.. On December 15, the Obama administration was granted (as requested) the legal authority to send Americans to jail without charges, without trial, without end.. The video below explains how Habeas Corpus (the right to due process) died.. The Day Habeas Corpus Died.. World Net Daily reports that.. bill empowers president to lock up citizens, throw away key.. LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER.. Are Americans really to be jailed at Gitmo?.. Critics warn bill empowers president to lock up citizens, throw away key.. Posted: December 16, 2011 7:50 pm Eastern.. By Drew Zahn © 2011 WND.. Buried within an 1,844-page bill currently sitting on Barack Obama's desk awaiting his signature is text that.. many critics are warning.. could give the president legal authority to send Americans to jail without charges, without trial, without end.. Both the U.. House and Senate have passed the.. National Defense Authorization Act.. a sweeping piece of legislation.. that affects dozens of aspects of foreign and military policy, but.. that was designed primarily to give the military.. and not civilian courts.. the clear authority for prosecuting and jailing terrorists.. But voices from across the political spectrum are concerned that.. the bill opens the door for the military.. led by the president as commander in chief.. to indefinitely detain American citizens, even within the U.. We're talking about American citizens who can be taken from the United States and sent to a camp at Guantanamo Bay and held indefinitely,.. explains Rand Paul of Kentucky, one of 13 senators who voted against the bill.. It's something so radical that it would have been considered crazy had it been pushed by the Bush administration,.. said.. [Tom].. Malinowski.. [of Human Rights Watch].. It establishes precisely the kind of system that the United States has consistently urged other countries not to adopt.. At a time when.. the United States is urging Egypt,.. for example,.. to scrap its emergency law and military courts.. , this is not consistent.. Fox19 reports that.. the Obama administration demanded power to detain U.. citizens.. Reality Check: The Obama administration demanded power to detain U.. Posted: Dec 15, 2011 11:08 PM EST Updated: Dec 16, 2011 7:40 AM EST.. By Ben Swann.. According to Sen.. Carl Levin, who helped to craft this bill,.. not only did the President want the power.. THIS ADMINISTRATION WAS THE ONE WHO DEMANDED THE POWER TO DETAIN U.. CITIZENS INDEFINITELY BE PLACED INSIDE THE BILL.. For more, check the links below:.. Transcript of House Debate on the NDAA.. (lawfareblog).. Obama insists on indefinite detention of Americans.. (RT, December 12).. The National Defense Authorization Act: You, Your Body, and Your Country.. (thebaynet.. com, December 15).. Disappointment on 220th Anniversary of Bill of Rights.. (Yahoo News, December 16).. Obama Throws Away Civil Liberties With Defense Bill.. (Newser, December 16).. Rights Activists Appalled as Senate Passes Prison Without Trial Bill.. (The New American, December 16).. Death To Civil Liberty: The National Defense Authorization Act Passes.. (eCorsair.. com, December 16).. Indefinite Detention Bill: Obama's Trail of Broken Promises.. (International Business Times, December 16).. Etc.. The Nightly News With Brian Williams:.. On December 15, the Obama administration defended civil liberty by cracking down on unconstitutional policing in Arizona.. The Nightly News did not report on the death of Habeas Corpus.. Instead it aired the segment below:.. Nightly News: Arizona Sheriff Targeted Latinos, Feds Say.. Visit msnbc.. com for.. breaking news.. world news.. news about the economy.. This is called.. government propaganda.. I.. t isn t just Nightly News that is ignoring Obama s power grab: the entire mainstream media is dead silent.. Just Google.. habeas corpus.. or.. indefinite detention.. By the way, the.. only.. Republican candidate speaking out against the indefinite detention act is Ron Paul (See.. Ron Paul furious over indefinite detention act.. ).. This outspokenness is the reason why.. mainstream media wants his candidacy to die.. Leave a comment.. December 15, 2011.. Prosecuting Wall Street, pt.. 1 (60 minutes).. 2 (60 minutes).. For a more detailed exposition of this corrupt system,.. Rolling Stone asks.. Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?.. Financial crooks brought down the world's economy but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.. By Matt Taibbi.. February 16, 2011 9:00 AM ET.. Illustration by Victor Juhasz.. Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer.. Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail,.. he said.. That's your whole story right there.. Hell, you don't even have to write the rest of it.. Just write that.. I put down my notebook.. Just that?.. That's right, he said, signaling to the waitress for the check.. Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail.. You can end the piece right there.. Nobody goes to jail.. This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw.. virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals that impoverished millions.. and collectively destroyed hundreds of billions, in fact, trillions of dollars of the world's wealth.. and NOBODY WENT TO JAIL.. Nobody, that is, except Bernie Madoff, a flamboyant and pathological celebrity con artist, whose victims happened to be other rich and famous people.. The rest of them, ALL OF THEM, got off.. Not a single executive who ran the companies that cooked up and cashed in on the phony financial boom.. an industrywide scam that involved the mass sale of mismarked, fraudulent mortgage-backed securities.. has ever been convicted.. Their names by now are familiar to even the most casual Middle American news consumer: companies like AIG, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.. Most of these firms were directly involved in elaborate fraud and theft.. Lehman Brothers hid billions in loans from its investors.. Bank of America lied about billions in bonuses.. Goldman Sachs failed to tell clients how it put together the born-to-lose toxic mortgage deals it was selling.. What's more, many of these companies had corporate chieftains whose actions cost investors billions from AIG derivatives chief Joe Cassano, who assured investors they would not lose even one dollar just months before his unit imploded, to the $263 million in compensation that former Lehman chief Dick The Gorilla Fuld conveniently failed to disclose.. Yet.. not one of them has faced time behind bars.. Instead,.. federal regulators and prosecutors have let the banks and finance companies that tried to burn the world economy to the ground get off.. with carefully orchestrated settlements.. whitewash jobs that involve the firms paying pathetically small fines without even being required to admit wrongdoing.. To add insult to injury,.. the people who actually committed the crimes almost never pay the fines themselves;.. banks caught defrauding their shareholders often use shareholder money to foot the tab of justice.. If the allegations in these settlements are true,.. says Jed Rakoff, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York,.. it's management buying its way off cheap, from the pockets of their victims.. To understand the significance of this, one has to think carefully about.. the efficacy of fines as a punishment for a defendant pool that includes the richest people on earth.. people who simply get their companies to pay their fines for them.. Conversely, one has to consider the powerful deterrent to further wrongdoing that the state is missing by not introducing this particular class of people to the experience of incarceration.. You put Lloyd Blankfein in pound-me-in-the-ass prison for one six-month term, and all this bullshit would stop, all over Wall Street,.. says a former congressional aide.. That's all it would take.. Just once.. But that hasn't happened.. Because.. the entire system set up to monitor and regulate Wall Street is fucked up.. Just ask the people who tried to do the right thing.. Here's how regulation of Wall Street is supposed to work.. To begin with, there's a semigigantic list of public and quasi-public agencies ostensibly keeping their eyes on the economy, a dense alphabet soup of banking, insurance, S L, securities and commodities regulators like the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.. (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as supposedly self-regulating organizations like the New York Stock Exchange.. All of these outfits, by law, can at least begin the process of catching and investigating financial criminals, though none of them has prosecutorial power.. The major federal agency on the Wall Street beat is the Securities and Exchange Commission.. The SEC watches for violations like insider trading, and also deals with so-called disclosure violations i.. e.. , making sure that all the financial information that publicly traded companies are required to make public actually jibes with reality.. the SEC doesn't have prosecutorial power either.. , so in practice,.. when it looks like someone needs to go to jail, they refer the case to the Justice Department.. And since the vast majority of crimes in the financial services industry take place in Lower Manhattan, cases referred by the SEC often end up in the U.. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.. Thus,.. the two top cops on Wall Street are generally considered to be that U.. attorney.. a job that has been held by thunderous prosecutorial personae like Robert Morgenthau and Rudy Giuliani.. and the SEC's director of enforcement.. The relationship between the SEC and the DOJ is necessarily close, even symbiotic.. Since financial crime-fighting requires a high degree of financial expertise and since the typical drug-and-terrorism-obsessed FBI agent can't balance his own checkbook, let alone tell a synthetic CDO from a credit default swap the Justice Department ends up leaning heavily on the SEC's army of 1,100 number-crunching investigators to make their cases.. In theory, it's a well-oiled, tag-team affair: Billionaire Wall Street Asshole commits fraud, the NYSE catches on and tips off the SEC, the SEC works the case and delivers it to Justice, and Justice perp-walks the Asshole out of Nobu, into a Crown Victoria and off to 36 months of push-ups, license-plate making and Salisbury steak.. That's the way it's supposed to work.. a veritable mountain of evidence.. indicates that when it comes to Wall Street,.. the justice system.. not only sucks at punishing financial criminals, it.. has actually evolved into a highly effective mechanism for.. protecting.. financial criminals.. This institutional reality has absolutely nothing to do with politics or ideology.. it takes place no matter who's in office or which party's in power.. To understand how the machinery functions, you have to start back at least a decade ago, as case after case of financial malfeasance was pursued too slowly or not at all, fumbled by a government bureaucracy that too often is on a first-name basis with its targets.. Indeed,.. the shocking pattern of nonenforcement with regard to Wall Street is so deeply ingrained in Washington that it raises a profound and difficult question about the very nature of our society.. : whether.. we have created a class of people whose misdeeds are no longer perceived as crimes.. , almost no matter what those misdeeds are.. The SEC and the Justice Department have evolved into a bizarre species of social surgeon serving this nonjailable class, expert not at administering punishment and justice, but at finding and removing criminal responsibility from the bodies of the accused.. The systematic lack of regulation has left even the country's top regulators frustrated.. Lynn Turner, a former chief accountant for the SEC, laughs darkly at the idea that the criminal justice system is broken when it comes to Wall Street.. I think.. you've got a wrong assumption.. that we even.. have.. a law-enforcement agency when it comes to Wall Street,.. he says.. In the hierarchy of the SEC, the chief accountant plays a major role in working to pursue misleading and phony financial disclosures.. Turner held the post a decade ago, when one of the most significant cases was swallowed up by the SEC bureaucracy.. In the late 1990s, the agency had.. an open-and-shut case against the Rite Aid drugstore chain.. which was using diabolical accounting tricks to cook their books.. But instead of moving swiftly to crack down on such scams, the SEC shoved the case into the deal with it later file.. The Philadelphia office literally did nothing with the case for a year,.. Turner recalls.. Very much like the New York office with Madoff.. The Rite Aid case dragged on for years and.. by the time it was finished, similar accounting fiascoes at Enron and WorldCom had exploded into a full-blown financial crisis.. The same was true for another SEC case that presaged the Enron disaster.. The agency knew that appliance-maker Sunbeam was using the same kind of accounting scams to systematically hide losses from its investors.. But in the end, the SEC's punishment for Sunbeam's CEO, Al Chainsaw Dunlap widely regarded as one of the biggest assholes in the history of American finance was a fine of $500,000.. Dunlap's net worth at the time was an estimated $100 million.. The SEC also barred Dunlap from ever running a public company again forcing him to retire with a mere $99.. 5 million.. Dunlap passed the time collecting royalties from his self-congratulatory memoir.. Its title:.. Mean Business.. The pattern of inaction toward shady deals on Wall Street grew worse and worse after Turner left,.. with one slam-dunk case after another either languishing for years or disappearing altogether.. Perhaps the most notorious example involved.. Gary Aguirre,.. an SEC investigator who.. was literally fired after he questioned the agency's failure to pursue an insider-trading case against John Mack.. now the chairman of Morgan Stanley and one of America's most powerful bankers.. Aguirre joined the SEC in September 2004.. Two days into his career as a financial investigator, he was asked to look into an insider-trading complaint against a hedge-fund megastar named Art Samberg.. One day,.. with no advance research or discussion,.. Samberg had suddenly started buying up huge quantities of shares in a firm called Heller Financial.. It was as if Art Samberg woke up one morning and a voice from the heavens told him to start buying Heller, Aguirre recalls.. And he wasn't just buying shares there were some days when he was trying to buy three times as many shares as were being traded that day.. A few weeks later, Heller was bought by General Electric.. and Samberg pocketed $18 million.. After some digging,.. Aguirre found himself focusing on one suspect as the likely source who had tipped Samberg off:.. John Mack,.. a close friend of Samberg's who had just stepped down as president of Morgan Stanley.. At the time, Mack had been on Samberg's case to cut him into a deal involving a spinoff of the tech company Lucent an investment that stood to make Mack a lot of money.. Mack is busting my chops to give him a piece of the action,.. Samberg told an employee in an e-mail.. A week later, Mack flew to Switzerland to interview for a top job at Credit Suisse First Boston.. Among the investment bank's clients, as it happened, was a firm called Heller Financial.. We don't know for sure what Mack learned on his Swiss trip; years later, Mack would claim that he had thrown away his notes about the meetings.. But we do know that as soon as.. Mack returned from the trip.. , on a Friday,.. he called up his buddy Samberg.. The very next morning, Mack was cut into the Lucent deal.. a favor that netted him more than $10 million.. And.. as soon as the market reopened after the weekend, Samberg started buying every Heller share in sight, right before it was snapped up by GE.. a suspiciously timed move that earned him the equivalent of Derek Jeter's annual salary for just a few minutes of work.. The deal looked like a classic case of insider trading.. But in the summer of 2005,.. when Aguirre told his boss he planned to interview Mack,.. things started getting weird.. His boss told him.. the case wasn't likely to fly, explaining that.. Mack had powerful political connections.. (The investment banker had been a fundraising Ranger for George Bush in 2004, and would go on to be a key backer of Hillary Clinton in 2008.. Aguirre also started to feel pressure from Morgan Stanley, which was in the process of trying to rehire Mack as CEO.. At first, Aguirre was contacted by the bank's regulatory liaison, Eric Dinallo, a former top aide to Eliot Spitzer.. But it didn't take long for Morgan Stanley to work its way up the SEC chain of command.. Within three days, another of the firm's lawyers, Mary Jo White, was on the phone with the SEC's director of enforcement.. In a shocking move that was later singled out by Senate investigators, the director actually appeared to reassure White,.. dismissing the case against Mack as smoke rather than fire.. White,.. incidentally,.. was herself the former U.. attorney of the Southern District of New York.. one of the top cops on Wall Street.. Pause for a minute to take this in.. Aguirre, an SEC foot soldier, is trying to interview a major Wall Street executive.. not handcuff the guy or impound his yacht, mind you, just.. talk.. to him.. In the course of doing so,.. he finds out that his target's firm is being represented not only by Eliot Spitzer's former top aide, but by the former U.. attorney overseeing Wall Street.. , who is going four levels over his head to speak directly to the chief of the SEC's enforcement division not Aguirre's boss, but his boss's boss's boss's boss.. Mack himself, meanwhile, was being represented by Gary Lynch, a former SEC director of enforcement.. Aguirre didn't stand a chance.. A month after he complained to his supervisors that he was being blocked from interviewing Mack,.. he was summarily fired, without notice.. The case against Mack was immediately dropped: all depositions canceled, no further subpoenas issued.. It all happened so fast, I needed a seat belt,.. recalls Aguirre, who had just received a stellar performance review from his bosses.. The SEC eventually paid Aguirre a settlement of $755,000 for wrongful dismissal.. Rather than going after Mack,.. the SEC started looking for someone else to blame for tipping off Samberg.. (It was, Aguirre quips, O.. J.. 's search for the real killers.. ) It wasn't until a year later that the agency finally got around to interviewing Mack, who denied any wrongdoing.. The four-hour deposition took place on August 1st, 2006.. just days after the five-year statute of limitations on insider trading had expired in the case.. At best, the picture shows extraordinarily lax enforcement by the SEC,.. Senate investigators would later conclude.. At worse, the picture is colored with overtones of a possible cover-up.. Episodes like this help explain why so many Wall Street executives felt emboldened to push the regulatory envelope during the mid-2000s.. Over and over, even the most obvious cases of fraud and insider dealing got gummed up in the works,.. high-ranking executives were almost never prosecuted for their crimes.. In 2003, Freddie Mac coughed up $125 million after it was caught misreporting its earnings by $5 billion; nobody went to jail.. In 2006, Fannie Mae was fined $400 million, but executives who had overseen phony accounting techniques to jack up their bonuses faced no criminal charges.. That same year,.. AIG paid $1.. 6 billion after it was caught in a major accounting scandal that would indirectly lead to its collapse two years later,.. no executives at the insurance giant were prosecuted.. All of this behavior set the stage for the crash of 2008, when Wall Street exploded in a raging Dresden of fraud and criminality.. the SEC and the Justice Department have shown almost no inclination to prosecute those most responsible for the catastrophe.. even though they had insiders from the two firms whose implosions triggered the crisis,.. Lehman Brothers and AIG,.. who were more than willing to supply evidence against top executives.. In the case of Lehman Brothers,.. the SEC had a chance six months before the crash to move against Dick Fuld,.. a man recently named the worst CEO of all time by.. Portfolio.. magazine.. A decade before the crash, a Lehman lawyer named Oliver Budde was going through the bank's proxy statements and noticed that it was using a loophole involving Restricted Stock Units to hide tens of millions of dollars of Fuld's compensation.. Budde told his bosses that Lehman's use of RSUs was dicey at best, but they blew him off.. We're sorry about your concerns, they told him, but we're doing it.. Disturbed by such shady practices, the lawyer quit the firm in 2006.. Then, only a few months after Budde left Lehman, the SEC changed its rules to force companies to disclose exactly how much compensation in RSUs executives had coming to them.. The SEC was basically like, 'We're sick and tired of you people fucking around we want a picture of what you're holding,' Budde says.. But instead of coming clean about eight separate RSUs that Fuld had hidden from investors, Lehman filed a proxy statement that was a masterpiece of cynical lawyering.. On one page, a chart indicated that Fuld had been awarded $146 million in RSUs.. But two pages later, a note in the fine print essentially stated that the chart did not contain the real number which, it failed to mention, was actually $263 million more than the chart indicated.. They fucked around even more than they did before,.. Budde says.. (The law firm that helped craft the fine print, Simpson Thacher Bartlett, would later receive a lucrative federal contract to serve as legal adviser to the TARP bailout.. Budde decided to come forward.. In April 2008, he wrote a detailed memo to the SEC about Lehman's history of hidden stocks.. Shortly thereafter, he got a letter back that began, Dear Sir or Madam.. It was an automated e-response.. They blew me off,.. Over the course of that summer,.. Budde tried to contact the SEC several more times.. was ignored each time.. Finally, in the fateful week of September 15th, 2008, when Lehman Brothers cracked under the weight of its reckless bets on the subprime market and went into its final death spiral, Budde became seriously concerned.. If the government tried to arrange for Lehman to be pawned off on another Wall Street firm, as it had done with Bear Stearns, the U.. taxpayer might wind up footing the bill for a company with hundreds of millions of dollars in concealed compensation.. So Budde again called the SEC, right in the middle of the crisis.. Look, he told regulators.. I gave you huge stuff.. You really want to take a look at this.. But the feds once again blew him off.. A young staff attorney contacted Budde, who once more provided the SEC with copies of all his memos.. He never heard from the agency again.. This was like a mini-Madoff,.. They had six solid months of warnings.. They could have done something.. Three weeks later,.. Budde was shocked to see Fuld testifying before the House Government Oversight Committee and whining about how poor he was.. I got no severance, no golden parachute, Fuld moaned.. When Rep.. Henry Waxman, the committee's chairman, mentioned that he thought.. Fuld had earned more than $480 million,.. Fuld corrected him and said.. he believed.. it was only $310 million.. The true number,.. Budde calculated,.. was $529 million.. He contacted a Senate investigator to talk about how Fuld had misled Congress,.. but he never got any response.. Meanwhile, in a demonstration of the government's priorities,.. the Justice Department is proceeding full force with a prosecution of retired baseball player Roger Clemens for lying to Congress about getting a shot of steroids in his ass.. At least Roger didn't screw over the world,.. Budde says, shaking his head.. Fuld has denied any wrongdoing, but.. his hidden compensation was only a ripple in Lehman's raging tsunami of misdeeds.. The investment bank used an absurd accounting trick called Repo 105 transactions to conceal $50 billion in loans on the firm's balance sheet.. (That's $50.. billion.. , not million.. ) But more than a year after the use of the Repo 105s came to light,.. there have still been no indictments in the affair.. While it's possible that charges may yet be filed,.. there are now rumors that the SEC and the Justice Department may take no action against Lehman.. If that's true,.. and there's no prosecution in a case where there's such overwhelming evidence.. and where the company is already dead, meaning it can't dump further losses on investors or taxpayers.. then it might be time to assume the game is up.. Failing to prosecute Fuld and Lehman would be tantamount to the state marching into Wall Street and waving the green flag on a new stealing season.. The most amazing noncase in the entire crash.. the one that truly defies the most basic notion of justice when it comes to Wall Street supervillains.. is the one involving AIG and Joe Cassano, the nebbishy Patient Zero of the financial crisis.. As chief of AIGFP, the firm's financial products subsidiary, Cassano repeatedly made public statements in 2007 claiming that his portfolio of mortgage derivatives would suffer no dollar of loss an almost comically obvious misrepresentation.. God couldn't manage a $60 billion real estate portfolio without a single dollar of loss, says Turner, the agency's former chief accountant.. If the SEC can't make a disclosure case against AIG, then they might as well close up shop.. As in the Lehman case,.. federal prosecutors not only had plenty of evidence against AIG.. they also had an eyewitness to Cassano's actions who was prepared to tell all.. As an accountant at AIGFP, Joseph St.. Denis had a number of run-ins with Cassano during the summer of 2007.. At the time, Cassano had already made nearly $500 billion worth of derivative bets that would ultimately blow up, destroy the world's largest insurance company, and trigger the largest government bailout of a single company in U.. history.. He made many fatal mistakes, but chief among them was engaging in contracts that required AIG to post billions of dollars in collateral if there was any downgrade to its credit rating.. St.. Denis didn't know about those clauses in Cassano's contracts, since they had been written before he joined the firm.. What he did know was that.. Cassano freaked out when St.. Denis spoke with an accountant at the parent company,.. which was only just finding out about the time bomb Cassano had set.. After St.. Denis finished a conference call with the executive, Cassano suddenly burst into the room and began screaming at him for talking to the New York office.. He then announced that St.. Denis had been deliberately excluded from any valuations of the most toxic elements of the derivatives portfolio thus preventing the accountant from doing his job.. What St.. Denis represented was transparency.. and the last thing Cassano needed was transparency.. Another clue that something was amiss with AIGFP's portfolio came when Goldman Sachs demanded that the firm pay billions in collateral, per the terms of Cassano's deadly contracts.. Such collateral calls happen all the time on Wall Street, but.. seldom against a seemingly solvent and friendly business partner like AIG.. And when they do happen, they are rarely paid without a fight.. So.. Denis was shocked.. when AIGFP agreed to fork over gobs of money to Goldman Sachs,.. even while it was still contesting the payments.. an indication that something was seriously wrong at AIG.. When I found out about the collateral call, I literally had to sit down,.. Denis recalls.. I had to go home for the day.. After Cassano barred him from valuating the derivative deals, St.. Denis had no choice but to resign.. He got another job, and thought he was done with AIG.. But a few months later, he learned that Cassano had held a conference call with investors in December 2007.. During the call,.. AIGFP failed to disclose that it had  ...   Long Island, to canvass for a campaign against home foreclosures.. “I went to the protests every day for two weeks and made $10 an hour.. They made me carry NYCC signs and big orange banners that say NYCC in white letters.. About 50 others were hired around my time to go to the protests.. We went to protests in and around Zuccotti Park, then to the big Times Square protest,” she said.. “But.. now they have me canvassing on Long Island for money,.. so I get the money and.. then the money is being used for Occupy Wall Street.. —to pay for all of it, for supplies, food, transportation, salaries, for everything.. all that money is going to pay for the protests downtown and that’s just messed up.. It’s just wrong.. ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests.. By Jana Winter.. Published November 03, 2011 | FoxNews.. Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York.. -- operating as New York Communities for Change --.. have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information.. in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.. com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.. NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices.. removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN.. handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media,.. “They’re doing serious damage control right now,”.. said an NYCC source.. NYCC Executive Director Jon Kest has been calling a series of emergency meetings.. to discuss last week’s report—.. and taking extreme measures to identify the sources in their office and to prevent further damage,.. a source within NYCC told FoxNews.. Two staffers were fired after NYCC officials suspected them as the source of the leaks,.. a source told FoxNews.. “One was fired the day the story came out, the other was fired on Friday.. (NYCC senior staff).. told everyone that they were fired because they talked to you,”.. a source said.. NYCC spokesman Scott Levenson denied that anyone was fired for talking to the press.. FoxNews.. com’s report.. identified NYCC as a key organizing force behind the Occupy Wall Street protests.. Sources within the group also told FoxNews.. com.. NYCC was hiring people to carry signs and join the protests.. NYCC -- a nonprofit organization run almost entirely by former ACORN officials and employees --did not reply for comment prior to the publication of the initial article, but later posted a statement on its website dismissing the article and denying that it pays protesters.. A source said that immediately following publication of the FoxNews.. com report staff were called into the Brooklyn office for meetings headed by NYCC’s organizing director, Jonathan Westin.. Westin handed out copies of the article and went through it line-by-line,.. the source said.. Staffers were also given copies of photos of Senior Fox News Correspondent Eric Shawn and three other Fox News staff members,.. including this reporter.. “They reminded us that we can get fired, sued, arrested for talking to the press,”.. “Then they went through the article point-by-point and said that.. the allegation that we pay people to protest isn’t true.. “‘That’s the story that we’re sticking to,’”.. Westin said, according to the source.. The source said staffers at the meeting contested Westin’s denial:.. “It was pretty funny.. Jonathan told staff they don’t pay for protesters, but.. the people in the meeting who work there objected and said, ‘Wait, you pay us to go to the protests every day?’.. Then Jonathan said.. ‘No, but that’s your job,’.. and staffers were like,.. ‘Yeah, our job is to protest,’.. and Westin said,.. ‘No your job is to fight for economic and social justice.. We just send you to protest.. ’.. “Staff said, ‘Yes, you pay us to carry signs.. ’ Then Jonathan says, ‘That’s your job.. ’.. It went on like that back and forth for a while.. During the meetings, NYCC Deputy Director Greg Basta provided Westin with the copied photos of Fox News reporters to hand out to staff members, the source said.. Basta told staffers they might be asked about the article when out in communities working on campaigns or when calling people by phone, the source said.. “They told us if people bring up the article, we’re supposed to say the source and all the stuff in there came from a disgruntled ex-employee who’s not working with us anymore.. NYCC is also monitoring its staff’s behavior, cracking down on phone use and socialization.. Officials have ordered all papers.. -- even scraps --.. to be shredded every night,.. “And all the supplies.. —everything around the office that said ‘ACORN’ --.. is now all in storage until this blows over,”.. “People literally have to cover up the cameras on the back of their cellphones in the office.. “Now there’s no texting in the office, no phone calls in the office.. They tell us to take our phone calls out into the waiting room where there’s an intercom, and then they turn on the intercom to hear our conversations.. They’re installing new cameras and speakers around the building so they can hear everything.. “It’s almost like working at Fort Knox.. Eurasia Review reports that.. the Obama Administration violated the ban on federal funding for ACORN.. US Justice Department Involved In New Corruption Scandal, Says Watchdog Group – OpEd.. Written by: Jim Kouri.. December 5, 2011.. The already scandal-ridden Obama Justice Department is being accused of more misbehavior,.. according to a blog this week by a top “Inside the Beltway” watchdog group.. A Justice Department program.. that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars each year to supposedly combat juvenile delinquency.. is now under fire for giving a leftist group nailed for rampant corruption in the past.. — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN —.. taxpayers’ money that was fraudulently spent.. According to a report on the Judicial Watch blog,.. this is just the latest of several controversies for the DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.. (OJJDP) which has managed to maintain a significant budget through the years despite multiple allegations of cronyism.. Now, the Justice Department’s own Inspector General released a report that.. exposes corruption surrounding a $138,130 grant that OJJDP awarded to an ACORN branch in New York City.. The IG’s audit found that there were internal control weaknesses, unsupported grant expenditures, lack of contractor monitoring, weaknesses in budget management, inadequate grant reporting, unmet conditions and deficiencies with the program’s overall performance.. The IG also describes.. the New York group as a “pass-through entity” for ACORN.. , the crooked nonprofit that’s raked in huge sums of taxpayer dollars over the years.. In 2009,.. Congress actually passed a law.. (Defund ACORN Act).. to ban federal funding for ACORN after a series of exposés about the group’s illegal activities,.. which include fraudulent voter registration drives and involvement in the housing market meltdown.. The group has close ties to.. President Barack Obama, who worked for ACORN as a “community organizer” in Chicago.. , prior to embarking on his political career.. Earlier this year.. a Judicial Watch probe found that the Obama Administration violated the ban on federal funding for ACORN by giving the beleaguered group nearly $80,000.. to “combat housing and lending discrimination” against minorities.. This year Judicial Watch also published a special report about the organization’s transformation into various spinoffs and affiliated groups.. Amid a massive fraud scandal and a series of criminal probes, ACORN supposedly dismantled.. but the reality is that it simply changed its name.. For instance, ….. ACORN has been one of the driving forces behind the movement to end economic segregation.. and social injustice in the U.. culminating in the current Occupy Wall Street movement.. In the 2008 election, Obama’s theme was “political division”.. In the 2012 election, Obama's theme will be “economic division” (inequality), as foretold by this December 6.. speech.. It's Occupy Wall Street's narrative.. So, as Bachmann pointed out,.. Occupy Wall Street Is 'Obama's Reelection Team'.. It cleanly and efficiently.. deflects attention from Obama’s own near-3 year performance as president.. It probably won’t work, but the effort itself hurts the Ron Paul Campaign (See.. Is Anyone Dumb Enough to Believe that Obama Supports the 99%?.. Media’s role in promoting Occupy Wall Street.. The Sun Times reports that.. media skews tea party, 'Occupy' coverage.. Media skews tea party, ‘Occupy’ coverage.. November 25, 2011 2:40PM.. How can America solve its problems when.. the media.. — our source for information —.. is biased,.. hypocritical and short on facts and rational analysis.. ?.. Americans have observed this journalistic failure.. in the coverage of the Occupy Wall Street activities.. and the tea party rallies.. The media reaction to the tea party generally was negative,.. with reporters claiming racist motives without proof.. Yet,.. the tea party clearly stated its goals.. stop out-of-control government spending, soaring national debt, and dictatorial rule from Washington, D.. C.. Tea party members obtained legal permits for their rallies and left public areas clean after making their point.. But according to an examination of all mainstream television news reports covering the tea party,.. only 13 positive accounts were broadcast the first two weeks about this organic outpouring of citizen discontent.. The media later wavered between blaming the tea party for gridlock and claiming the tea party was dying.. In contrast,.. the Occupy Wall Street protesters have polluted public parks and walkways, disobeyed laws, created health hazards and resisted police.. the liberal media supported these clueless occupiers 113 times during the first two weeks.. ….. The Daily Caller reports that.. Tea party groups criticize media coverage of ‘Occupy Wall Street’.. Published: 12:04 AM 10/11/2011 | Updated: 5:06 PM 10/11/2011.. By Alex Pappas--The Daily Caller.. Activists affiliated with the tea party movement say they’re witnessing.. a double standard in the way the media is covering the “Occupy Wall Street” protests compared to the tea party.. “It’s almost laughable,”.. said Sal Russo, a strategist with the California-based group Tea Party Express, in an interview.. While reporters at first didn’t always cover tea party rallies, Russo said,.. a California newspaper has recently been putting stories about the Occupy Wall Street on its front page.. “The Sacramento Bee actually had a front-page story before the rally, TELLING PEOPLE WHERE IT WAS AND WHAT TIME IT WAS,”.. Russo said.. An official at FreedomWorks, the Washington, D.. -based group that has organized tea party rallies since the movement burst onto the scene in 2009, said.. the media has been ignoring negative features of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests while it played up dubious charges against conservative activists last year.. “I think it’s kind of funny that.. the media talked about alleged things that the tea party guys did that were never proven,”.. spokesman Adam Brandon told The Daily Caller.. “Then you have pictures of these guys getting arrested and confronting officers and now they’re being celebrated.. (RELATED: TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein: Unlike the tea party, ‘Occupy Wall Street’ will fail).. Mark Meckler, the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, struck a similar note, saying that when the tea party protests first began,.. “we were ignored, mocked, and then attacked by the media” and “called ‘Astroturf,’ ‘fringe,’ ‘racists’ and ‘Nazis.. ’”.. “Yet today, the leftist media seemingly cheers for a group of lawbreaking miscreants who have openly committed a variety of illegal acts,”.. Meckler said.. Said Brandon:.. “Of course, you hear about the guy who got arrested throwing a shoe at the White House.. I heard they were pepper-spraying people down at the Smithsonian.. I have yet to hear a story about a tea partier ever doing that.. And Judson Phillips, the leader of the Tennessee-based group Tea Party Nation, said.. the “media’s coverage of Occupy Wall Street has been almost totally positive to the point of glossing over some serious issues.. While there have been news stories about some of the more negative attributes of the Occupy Wall Street protests, these conservative activists say it’s nothing in comparison to the scrutiny the media applied to tea partiers.. “While a number of people have been arrested and there is even a photo of a protester defecating on a police car,.. there still is no really negative coverage from the mainstream media.. ,”.. Phillips said.. “Meanwhile, protesters in New York had a photoshopped image of the decapitated head of the chairman of Goldman Sachs on a pike and no one seems to be talking about that,” he said.. Occupy Wall Street is a huge distraction for the Ron Paul campaign, siphoning off money and volunteers (See.. Donations To Occupy Wall Street Skyrocket In October.. Creepy 'One Voice' Occupy Protesters Heckle Ron Paul.. The result is boosting Obama re-election chances at Ron Paul’s expense.. 3).. Newt Gingrich's “surge”.. When I last.. wrote about Ron Paul on November 23.. , the latest poll showed him.. in the lead in Iowa.. with a solid 25 percent of likely Republican Caucus-goers supporting him.. (Paul’s surging support was a result of Perry’s self-destruction).. Despite having the entire mainstream media aligned against him, effort to marginalize him aren’t working: it looks like Ron Paul is headed for a win in Iowa (See.. Poll watcher: Is Paul the strongest candidate in Iowa?.. The latest poll.. shows Paul now in the lead in Iowa.. , and there are.. more Ron Paul bumper stickers on cars than all the other candidates put together.. There is broad agreement that.. Paul has momentum in Iowa.. That is exactly when the Newt Gingrich's "surge" began, conveniently preventing Paul from enjoying frontrunner status.. The Newt Gingrich "surge" is absurd.. Gingrich is.. campaigning as an agent of change.. , yet, as.. Salon.. com reports, Newt is.. The ultimate Beltway swindler.. Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 8:00 AM 17:26:38 EST.. Newt: The ultimate Beltway swindler.. Gingrich has taken money from everyone from Big Pharma to Freddie Mac.. How is he leading the Republican pool?.. By Michael Winship.. You maybe should think twice when.. even Jack Abramoff thinks you’re beneath contempt.. Not that Newt Gingrich cares.. Abramoff, America’s favorite convicted influence peddler, told NBC’s David Gregory that.. presidential candidate and.. former Speaker of the House Gingrich is one of those “people who came to Washington, who had public service, and they cash in on it.. They use their public service and access to make money.. Newt,.. he continued,.. is “engaged in the exact kind of corruption that America disdains.. The very things that anger the Tea Party movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement and everybody who is not in a movement and watches Washington and says why are these guys getting all this money, why do they go become so rich, why do they have these advantages?”.. Why indeed? Granted, Abramoff’s in the middle of his promotion tour of confession and attempted redemption, a pot obscenely eager to call his kettle and former mentor black – especially if it sells books.. But Casino Jack does have a point.. Gingrich personifies everything rotten about the ATM machine we call Washington.. : the merchandising of favors and votes; the conversion of past incumbency into insider information, making your contacts and the ability to play the system available to the highest bidder; the archetypal revolving door between government service and shilling for corporate America.. Yet there he is,.. suddenly riding at the top of the polls,.. his debate skills lauded, his churlish dismissal of the media praised,.. infused with sufficient cheek to portray himself to gullible elements of the electorate as an outsider.. It’s as if Kim Kardashian proclaimed herself American Housewife of the Year.. (.. Gingrich now is trying to play the inside-outside game both ways,.. proclaiming last week, “We just tried four years of amateur ignorance and it didn’t work very well.. having someone who actually knows Washington might be a really good thing.. In fact, a quick look at just a few of Newt’s activities since his GOP colleagues tossed him out of the speakership in 1998 is sufficient to expose him as.. the ultimate poster boy for inside-the-Beltway game playing.. — adherence to ideology often shoved aside in favor of expedience and the chance to make a buck.. You’ll remember hearing just this past spring about.. and Mrs.. Gingrich’s revolving, no-interest credit line at Tiffany’s,.. a luxury store they treated like a diamond encrusted version of the Home Shopping Network, and Tim Carney’s report in the Washington Examiner that, “Christy Evans, formerly a top staffer to … Gingrich, is a registered lobbyist for Tiffany’s.. Now Carney writes, “We know that.. Gingrich has been paid by drug companies and by the drug lobby.. notably during the Medicare drug debate.. A former employee of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (the main industry lobby) told me Gingrich was being paid by someone in the industry at the time.. A spokeswoman for Gingrich’s healthcare consulting firm, Center for Health Transformation, told me that drug companies have been CHT clients.. PhRMA confirmed in a statement that they had paid Gingrich.. Bloomberg News cited sources from leading drug companies AstraZeneca and Pfizer saying that those companies had also hired Gingrich….. “Three former Republican congressional staffers told me that.. Gingrich was calling around Capitol Hill and visiting Republican congressmen in 2003 in an effort to convince conservatives to support a bill expanding Medicare to include prescription-drug subsidies.. Conservatives were understandably wary about expanding a Lyndon Johnson-created entitlement that had historically blown way past official budget estimates.. Drug makers,.. on the other hand,.. were positively giddy about securing a new pipeline of government cash to pad their already breathtaking profit margins.. On Monday, the chair of Gingrich’s Center for Health Transformation estimated its revenues over the past decade at $55 million.. Fees are flexible, she said, with “charter memberships” going for an annual fee of $200,000.. According to the Nov.. 21 Wall Street Journal,.. “The health think tank also charges for consulting sessions with the former speaker and Mr.. Gingrich’s speeches,.. according to two health care trade groups.. More dynamically, the center’s P.. R.. materials promised “direct Newt interaction”(!) and as per the Washington Post, “The biggest funders, including such firms as AstraZeneca, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Novo Nordisk, were also eligible to receive discounts on ‘products and workshops’ from other Gingrich groups.. ” Sounds like the Potomac edition of “The Price Is Right.. Another Center for Health Transformation charter member was Gundersen Lutheran Health System of La Crosse, Wis.. The Nov.. 17 New York Times reported that in July 2009, without reporting his connection,.. Gingrich praised the company.. in the Washington Post.. “for its successful efforts to persuade most patients to have ‘advance directives,’.. saying that if Medicare had followed Gundersen’s lead on end-of-life care and other practices, it would ‘save more than $33 billion a year.. Advance directives means helping families determine future care for the terminally ill, but when Tea Partyers and others started yelling about “death panels” during the healthcare reform fight,.. Gingrich made a quick flip-flop to the right and changed sides.. Listening to Newt attack child labor laws this week, I thought one of his clients might be Miss Hannigan’s Orphanage.. In reality,.. others who have anted up for his advice include GE, IBM, Microsoft, Growth Energy.. (a pro-ethanol lobby group that between 2009 and 2011 paid him $575,000).. and the U.. Chamber of Commerce.. The Wall Street Journal notes that,.. “The Chamber, the largest lobbying organization in Washington, paid Mr.. Gingrich about $840,000,.. according to people familiar with the arrangement, or about $120,000 a year for seven years, beginning in 2001, to serve on an informal board of advisers to its president and senior staff.. And then,.. of course,.. there’s Freddie Mac,.. which triggered this recent tsunami of scrutiny when.. Gingrich claimed at the Nov.. 9 candidates’ debate that it was for his expertise as an historian that the home mortgage giant had paid him $300,000.. Bloomberg News then reported that.. THE NUMBER WAS ACTUALLY AS MUCH AS $1.. 8 MILLION,.. paid as consulting fees right up until 2008, when the failing agency was taken over by the government and such outside contracts were suspended.. Gingrich claims he warned Freddie about “insane” loans and then told USA Today, “I was advising them over a period when they weren’t in crisis.. I’m pretty happy to say, I gave these guys advice… on how do you build opportunity for the poor to learn to be non-poor?”.. Until caught,.. he hadn’t bothered to mention his own involvement,.. even as he attacked Barney Frank and others for taking Freddie Mac’s campaign contributions.. Through it all,.. GINGRICH HAS DENIED BEING A LOBBYIST.. apparently adhering to a very narrow definition – he’s not officially registered with Congress under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.. But you do the math: According to Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Kristin Jensen at Bloomberg News,.. “The former Georgia congressman reported assets in 1997 of between $197,000 and $606,000,.. according to his last House personal financial disclosure report, which permits lawmakers to record their wealth in broad ranges.. According to his 2011 presidential disclosure report, the Republican primary candidate today is worth between $7.. 3 million and $31 million.. NOT BAD FOR GOVERNMENT WORK.. Gingrich is utterly unprincipled (he even had delivered divorce papers to his wife at her bedside in the hospital).. The Newt Gingrich's popularity is fake.. Gawker.. com reports that.. Most of Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake.. By John Cook, Aug 1, 2011 4:05 PM.. Yesterday Newt Gingrich laid out a new argument for why he should be the GOP presidential nominee.. He's got the most Twitter followers.. But according to a former Gingrich staffer,.. he bought them.. Gingrich.. complained yesterday.. that.. the press is ignoring his prodigious Twitter audience.. "I have six times as many Twitter followers as all the other candidates combined,.. but it didn't count because if it counted I'd still be a candidate; since I can't be a candidate that can't count.. " Which is true!.. Gingrich currently boasts 1,325,842 followers.. , whereas.. competitors Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann have yet to crack 100,000.. IF NEWT IS WINNING THE TWITTER PRIMARY, IT'S BECAUSE OF VOTER FRAUD.. A former staffer tells us that.. his campaign hired a firm to boost his follower count.. , in part.. by creating fake accounts en masse.. Newt employs a variety of agencies whose sole purpose is to procure Twitter followers for people who are shallow/insecure/unpopular enough to pay for them.. As you might guess, Newt is most decidedly one of the people to which these agencies cater.. About 80 percent of those accounts are inactive or are dummy accounts.. created by various "follow agencies,".. another 10 percent are real people who are part of a network of folks.. who follow others back and are paying for followers themselves (Newt's profile just happens to be a part of these networks because he uses them, although he doesn't follow back), and.. the remaining 10 percent may.. , in fact,.. be real, sentient people who happen to like Newt Gingrich.. If you simply scroll through his list of followers you'll see that.. most of them have odd usernames and no profile photos, which has to do with the fact that they were mass generated.. Pathetic, isn't it?.. While it would be impossible to survey all of Gingrich's followers,.. a cursory glance immediately turned up a few.. accounts.. that featured odd names, no personal information, no followers, no posts, and a small follow list.. And there's certainly a.. healthy market out there for buying Twitter followers.. , either by hiring a company to strategically follow accounts that will follow you back or by paying for dummy accounts.. If.. Gingrich did goose his Twitter numbers.. , it would help explain why he has, for instance, more than twice as many followers as Sarah Palin, which just doesn't sound right.. Consider this:.. The media is justifying Gingrich’s sudden surge as a reflection of his sharp speaking skills.. However, Newt has been debating for months, and his performance has been pretty consistent throughout.. Are we are supposed to believe that the public suddenly had a complete change of heart right when Paul started leading in the polls?.. The Media’s role in this fake Gingrich “surge”.. The Lone Star Watchdog reports that.. The Media Created Grand Illusion of Gingrich.. Sunday, December 4, 2011.. One thing I learned is well spoken charismatic people seeking power can be the most dangerous.. I give Newt credit for being a good well spoken orator.. But so is any good con artist or a used car salesmen.. If BS was money, we would not have a national debt.. President Obama, Bush and Clinton would have a budget surplus but giving a good speech if BS was the currency.. The truth about Newt must be told.. If the media is choosing the person and the party.. That is the man who will hurt the country to preserve the power of the party.. Newt Gingrich is the poster child for everything that is wrong with Washington DC and the Republican party.. What he stands for is the status quo of politics as usual.. The Americans are sick and tired of business as usual in the District of Con-artist were everything changes but still stays the same.. He is the new boss, same as the old boss.. The media in Iowa and New Hampshire is in a synchronized effort to prop up the establishment candidate in an effort to defeat Ron Paul.. Skewed polling data trying to sell the illusion must be countered and debunked.. We must not allow Gingrich a free rise.. with this.. synchronized media effort to sell their candidate.. Newt is for Carbon taxes and individual mandate for us to purchase health insurance.. He still wants to sell the illusion of a war on terror, the patriot act, the justification for torture, wars for Israel.. and still tries to talk like Ron Paul when it concerns the Federal Reserve.. To me.. IT IS ALL JUST RHETORIC TO WOO THE VOTERS JUST TO GET BURNED ONE MORE TIME AFTER THE ELECTION.. It goes back to business as usual.. The establishment is scared of Ron Paul.. If Ron Paul wins the party nomination and the Presidency.. Not only the Federal reserve is in peril.. The GOP might have all the globalist and neo cons removed who pretend to be patriots.. Ron Paul will be able to change the leadership inside the party back to a libertarian, constitutional orientated people no longer under the globalist control.. We can see more fairness in election breaking the monopoly of the two party system controlling the election process allowing other candidates of minor parties the equal forum as the two major political parties enjoy.. Ron Paul represents real change and not just political rhetoric.. That is what scares the establishment.. about Dr.. No.. This is why the media is trying to sell Newt like they are selling the Iphone or the Ipad as the next best thing to sliced bread.. Newt is like stale bread and a loser.. In an open forum, Newt would lose when his record is shown for all to see.. Ron Paul represent who the globalist establishment fear.. Loss of control of a major political party that can be a severe blow to the globalist agenda.. We in the alternative media must dispel the white wash they will try for Newt.. We must shatter this media created illusion.. We must show why.. the main stream news media cannot be trusted.. why they are losing credibility.. We have to discredit Newt for what he is.. A globalist traitor, a sell out, an authoritarian calling for the end to US sovereignty.. We allowed the media to burn us with McCain four years ago.. We must not let happen fours years ago happen again.. If we do not redouble our efforts or nothing will change.. No more grand illusions.. Ron Paul for President or bust.. If we don't, we will again say meet the new boss, same as the old boss.. We must never accept that again.. This is the year we sink or swim as a republic.. The Mainstream media had no choice but to go back to Gingrich.. The public was fast losing confidence in Perry (his debate "oops" moment was not supposed to happen).. The Gingrich "surge" is fiction.. Below is a video showing why so many people like Ron Paul: his consistency and his integrity..

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  • Title: Why Romney Lost South Carolina: His Past At Bain Capital | Market Skeptics
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted in.. Bookmark the.. permalink.. One Response to.. alwie.. February 21, 2012 at 10:40 pm.. come on Eric.. where are you? say something.. :D..

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  • Title: Eric deCarbonnel | Market Skeptics
    Descriptive info: Author Archives:.. Click to read.. December 5, 2011.. November 30, 2011.. November 28, 2011..

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  • Title: The History Of Vote Fraud In The United States | Market Skeptics
    Descriptive info: Market Skeptics Goes Dark Tomorrow Wednesday January 18 SOPA/PIPA Strike.. 2 Responses to.. January 4, 2012 at 1:28 am.. Happy New Year Eric!!!.. Wish all your apocalyse analysis not coming true.. January 9, 2012 at 7:11 am.. Eric, what's your opinion about Codex Alimentarius?.. Is it truely a depopulation agenda (agenda 21)?..

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  • Title: News_Developments | Market Skeptics
    Descriptive info: Category Archives:.. November 21, 2011.. November 15, 2011.. November 13, 2011.. September 17, 2011.. August 26, 2011.. August 18, 2011.. 3 Comments.. July 19, 2011.. July 16, 2011.. July 13, 2011.. Update On DSK Fiasco: The Maid WAS Lying.. July 12, 2011.. Rigging French Elections: The DEATH BY MEDIA of Dominique Strauss Kahn.. May 18, 2011.. 8 Comments.. *****America Becoming A Third World Country*****.. May 14, 2011.. *****Greece Considers Exit from Euro Zone (default)*****.. May 7, 2011.. Next Week: Global Aginvesting 2011.. April 27, 2011.. Dollar Crashing To New Lows As Precious Metals Markets Rise Parabolically.. April 25, 2011.. *****Mainstream media finally reports on sickened Gulf residents*****.. April 21, 2011.. Fukushima Crisis Upgraded to Level 7 while Radiation Experts Warn About Radioactive Bananas.. April 13, 2011.. Another Record High For Gold.. April 8, 2011.. Fukushima Radiation Poisoning Food In The Sea (And Land).. March 30, 2011.. The Fed is FREAKING OUT.. March 27, 2011.. 4 Comments.. Fukushima Upgraded To Level 6 as Tokyo Runs Out Of Bottled Water.. March 25, 2011.. 6 Comments.. *****Japan concedes that Fukushima may be buried in concrete like  ...   2011.. Food Prices Reach Record High (again).. March 6, 2011.. *****Municipal Bond Collapse Underway*****.. February 27, 2011.. The importance of Gulf oil spill.. February 24, 2011.. Blood Tests Show Chemicals In Gulf Citizens Blood!.. February 20, 2011.. *****Democracy protests bring down Egypt s Mubarak*****.. February 11, 2011.. *****WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Said To Have Overstated Crude Oil Reserves By 300 Billion Barrels (40%)*****.. February 9, 2011.. FRANK WISNER: President Mubarak s continued leadership is critical.. February 8, 2011.. *****FRANK WISNER is in Cairo at the request of the Obama administration (to crush Egypt s democratic aspirations)*****.. February 2, 2011.. *****The Palestine Papers and the US s crumbling position in the Middle East*****.. *****The US is about to become very hated in Egypt*****.. February 1, 2011.. *****What happens next: THE US CONSUMER SECTOR GETS CRUSHED*****.. January 29, 2011.. There Is No Recovery.. January 25, 2011.. *****State Budget Crisis: The Day of Reckoning*****.. January 23, 2011.. *****Food Riots and the Mass Liquidation of Foreign Exchange Reserves*****.. January 21, 2011.. *****Riots spread as global food shortage worsens*****.. January 20, 2011.. Food crisis in full swing.. January 19, 2011..

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  • Title: Market Skeptics Goes Dark Tomorrow – Wednesday January 18 – SOPA/PIPA Strike | Market Skeptics
    Descriptive info: Why Romney Lost South Carolina: His Past At Bain Capital.. Aaron Edmonds.. February 26, 2012 at 7:44 pm.. Eric you are getting sidetracked.. Stick to the food story.. You have skin on the line there with your Russian farmland.. The CBOT/Reuters/Bloomberg fraud continues and it is hitting your (and my) hip pocket.. the world is runnning on empty with grain stocks..

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  • Title: *****US Government Trying To Censor The Internet***** | Market Skeptics
    Descriptive info: *****Gold Manipulation And Naked Short Selling Are ONE Conspiracy*****.. Techdirt.. com reports that you should.. Call Your Senators Today: Tell Them To Vote Against Censoring The Internet.. from the.. make-this-stop-already.. dept.. As mentioned last week,.. there's a big push going on by the MPAA and the US Chamber of Commerce.. (the largest lobbying organization in the world).. to get PROTECT IP voted on and approved in the next few days or weeks.. Some in the Senate leadership have decided.. that with everything else going wrong in the economy these days,.. they can repackage this as a jobs bill, and pretend that they're helping the economy.. Of course, nothing is further from the truth.. PROTECT IP (PIPA) is a.. sure jobs killer.. in that it will significantly hinder innovation on the internet, including those responsible for millions of new jobs over the past decade.. On top of that,.. IT WILL SET UP THE VERY FIRST MASSIVE INTERNET CENSORSHIP PROGRAM WITHIN THE US.. It's hard to see how that's helpful for jobs at all.. The backers of this bill are hoping that.. since SOPA is even worse than PIPA, there will be less protest and some may see it as a compromise.. That's ridiculous.. It's a very dangerous bill that will have long-lasting consequences.. If you're an American citizen and believe in the importance of innovation online, today is the day to call your Senators.. The folks at Fight for the Future.. have set up a very easy system to do that.. You just put in your info, and it will first give you a quick summary of key points, and then connect you to your Senators.. If the Senate realizes that the public really is against this bill, then hopefully they'll finally dump it.. New York Times reports about.. Stopping the Great Firewall of America.. Op-Ed Contributor.. Stop the Great Firewall of America.. By REBECCA MacKINNON.. Published: November 15, 2011.. China operates the world’s most elaborate and opaque system of Internet censorship.. Congress,.. under pressure to take action against the theft of intellectual property,.. is considering misguided legislation that would strengthen China’s Great Firewall and even bring major features of it to America.. The legislation the.. Protect IP Act.. … has been introduced in the Senate, and a House version known as the Stop Online Piracy Act.. The solutions offered by the legislation,.. however,.. threaten to inflict collateral damage on democratic discourse and dissent both at home and around the world.. The bills would empower.. the attorney general to create a blacklist of sites to be blocked by Internet service providers, search engines, payment providers and advertising networks, ALL WITHOUT A COURT HEARING OR A TRIAL.. The House version goes further,.. allowing private companies to sue service providers for even briefly and unknowingly hosting content that infringes on copyright.. a sharp change from current law, which protects the service providers from civil liability if they remove the problematic content immediately upon notification.. The intention is.. not.. the same as China’s Great Firewall, a nationwide system of Web censorship,.. but the practical effect could be similar.. Abuses under existing American law serve.. as troubling predictors for.. the kinds of abuse by private actors that the House bill would make possible.. Take,.. the cease-and-desist letters that Diebold, a maker of voting machines, sent in 2003, demanding that Internet service providers shut down Web sites.. that had published internal company e-mails about problems with the company’s voting machines.. The letter cited copyright violations, and.. most of the service providers took down the content without question,.. despite the strong case to be made that the material was speech protected under the First Amendment.. The potential for abuse of power through digital networks.. upon which we as citizens now depend for nearly everything, including our politics.. is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age.. We live in a time of tremendous political polarization.. Public trust in both government and corporations is low, and deservedly so.. This is no time for politicians and industry lobbyists in Washington to be devising new Internet censorship mechanisms.. , adding new opportunities for abuse of corporate and government power over online speech.. The Digital Journal reports that.. Blacklist Bill allows Feds to remove  ...   be a good time to.. contact your Congressional representative.. and tell them to oppose this bill!.. Even the Business Software Alliance now backpedaling on SOPA support.. (Ars Technica).. European Parliament joins criticism of SOPA.. (Macworld UK).. Congress seeks to tame the Internet.. (Salon).. Filtering and Blocking Closer To The Core Of The Internet?.. (Intellectual Property Watch).. Why SOPA Will Destroy the Internet As We Know It.. (The Faster Times).. The US joins China in censoring the Internet.. (The Voice of Russia).. SOPA Could Kill the Internet: Experts.. (TheStreet.. com).. INTERNET CENSORSHIP IS ALREADY GETTING WORSE.. Technorati reports that.. Google Censorship Rising Faster Than Ever.. Author:.. Stephen Alexander.. Published:.. November 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm.. Google is rapidly becoming the internet police in regards to censorship on the internet.. Google has complied with nearly two-thirds of the requests for removing content between January and June,.. according to a.. recent transparency report.. As compared to the previous reporting period.. this is an huge increase from the lowly forty percent rate.. The report said that.. there were 757 items to be removed by request and.. 92 content removal requests from government agencies and courts.. The reasons for removal range from allegations of defamation, copyright, privacy, and security.. In addition, there are claims that content is unlawful as hate speech and pornography.. WHAT INTERNET CENSORSHIP LOOKS LIKE.. Economic Policy Journal reports that.. Deepcapture Web Site Shut Down.. Saturday, October 22, 2011.. Deepcapture Web Site Shut Down.. [.. deepcapture.. =.. GATA.. (in terms of credibility)].. The web site, Deepcapture.. com,.. founded by Overstock's Patrick Byrne to battle and report from an anti-short seller perspective, parts of the Wall Street underworld,.. appears to be shutdown.. According to Stockwatch.. com,.. Vancouver promoter Altaf Nazerali has won a court order that has at least temporarily shut down the deepcapture.. com website.. He complained that.. the site,.. which.. purports to.. expose.. [s].. stock market wrongdoing,.. posted material portraying him as a criminal and a fraud artist.. [HE.. IS.. A CRIMINAL AND A FRAUD ARTIST!].. The order,.. handed down in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Wednesday,.. Oct.. 19, instructs the site's host to block access to any material referring to Mr.. Nazerali and prohibits the domain's registrar from allowing a transfer of the domain.. While it is not clear how much of deepcapture.. com directly referred to Mr.. Nazerali,.. ATTEMPTS TO ACCESS ANY PART OF THE SITE ONLY RETURNED A BLANK SCREEN ON FRIDAY.. THE ORDER WAS GRANTED WITHOUT ANY PRIOR NOTICE TO DEEPCAPTURE.. COM.. Congress is considering misguided legislation will set up the very first massive internet censorship program within the US.. 1) The bills, PROTECT-IP and SOPA, would empower the attorney general to create a blacklist of sites to be blocked by Internet service providers, search engines, payment providers and advertising networks,.. all without a court hearing or a trial.. 2) private companies will be able to sue service providers for even briefly and unknowingly hosting content that infringes on copyright.. 3) This is the worst piece of IP legislation we've seen in the last decade.. 4) Google censorship is already rising faster than ever.. 5) PROTECT-IP and SOPA would require service providers to disappear certain websites, effectively blacklisting entire domains.. 6) The.. has already been disappeared from the web.. (I will write more on naked short selling in a later entry).. 7) Today is the day to call your elected representative tell them to vote against censoring the internet.. Conclusion.. The two biggest, most enduring, and most credible “conspiracy” websites in the financial world were.. GATA's website.. (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee) and.. DeepCapture.. (about illegal naked short selling).. Now one of those two is gone.. It appears that in there desperation to keep Americans unaware its rampant corruption, the government is now trying to simply censure the internet.. If those two bills above pass, it won’t be long before.. GATA's website and MarketSkeptics.. com end up like DeepCapture.. A BLANK SCREEN.. Tyrone.. December 5, 2011 at 7:12 am.. Shocking.. LOL.. US Agents Laundered Drug Money.. Anti-narcotics agents working for the US government have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds to see how the system works and use the information against Mexican drug cartels, The New York Times reported Sunday..

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  • Title: Important_Announcement | Market Skeptics
    Descriptive info: TO DO LIST.. August 13, 2011.. Computer Back Online—Did I Miss Anything?.. August 11, 2011.. Getting Caught Up.. July 14, 2011.. July 10, 2011.. Finished last video (Part 5) of What I have been afraid to blog about: The ESF and Its History.. July 7, 2011.. Finished Part 4 of What I have been afraid to blog about: The ESF and Its History.. June 22, 2011.. Finished Part 3 of Video (Preview of Part 4 Included Below).. June 17, 2011.. Finished Part 2 of What I have been afraid to blog about: The ESF and Its History.. June 15, 2011.. Working on one last video.. May 27, 2011.. Preliminary Reaction to Global Aginvesting 2011.. May 6, 2011.. Attending Global Aginvesting 2011 (which opened to a sold out audience in new york on May 2).. May 2, 2011.. Finished second video (Part 2 of Government (not Wall Street) Financial Innovation Caused 2008 Financial Crisis ).. April 7, 2011.. Working on a YouTube Video.. April 1, 2011.. Reason for the move to WordPress.. Switching to WordPress.. Finished assembling furniture.. October 4, 2010.. Quick Update.. June 9, 2010.. I will publish final draft in a couple of hours.. June 1, 2010.. Nearly Finished..  ...   November 12, 2009.. Finishing Major Article.. October 26, 2009.. 35 Comments.. Articles About The Fed, The Treasury, And The Destruction Of The Dollar.. October 8, 2009.. 48 Comments.. Been researching soybeans.. September 12, 2009.. 9 Comments.. I am back-What did I miss? (gold hits $1005 and USD breaks down).. September 9, 2009.. 32 Comments.. No internet right now.. September 6, 2009.. Acquiring Black Earth Farmland.. September 3, 2009.. Pictures From Visiting Russian Farmland.. September 2, 2009.. Selling Gold/Silver And Update On Regia Russia Agro Fund Ltd.. August 17, 2009.. 17 Comments.. Material I Want To Cover.. July 11, 2009.. Happy Fourth Of July!.. July 4, 2009.. Update On Hard Drive.. June 27, 2009.. Computer Trouble.. June 26, 2009.. 12 Comments.. Travelling And Gold Breaking Upwards.. May 12, 2009.. Quick Update And Preview.. May 7, 2009.. Update And Fun Video on 2008 Wall Street Meltdown.. May 4, 2009.. Great Lecture On (Naked) Short Selling.. May 1, 2009.. Topics I Want To Write More About.. April 23, 2009.. 7 Comments.. Leaving For 3 Week Russian Trip.. April 22, 2009.. 10 Comments.. Transfering To New Computer.. April 18, 2009.. Trip To Moscow On April 22.. April 15, 2009.. I am back.. April 6, 2009..

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