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Dollar-Less Iranians Discover Bitcoin Virtual Currency

Under sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies, dollars are hard to come by in Iran. The rial fell from 20,160 against the greenback on the street market in August to 36,500 rials to the dollar in October. It’s settled, for now, around 27,000. The central bank’s fixed official rate is 12,260. Yet there’s one currency in Iran that has kept its value and can be used to purchase goods from abroad: bitcoins ...

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Tax Hitmen to Track Your Spending

Up to two million people are to have their credit files secretly checked under a crackdown on tax evasion to be unveiled by George Osborne to help raise another £10 billion. HMRC will today unveil the “successful” results of a pilot programme involving about 20,000 people which will now be extended nationally.  Photo: Alamy Credit reference agencies will cross-check details of the income people declare on t ...

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German Put In Psych Hospital Over Bank Allegations

A German man committed to a high-security psychiatric hospital after being accused of fabricating a story of money-laundering activities at a major bank is to have his case reviewed after evidence has emerged proving the validity of his claims. In a plot worthy of a crime blockbuster, Gustl Mollath, 56, was submitted to the secure unit of a psychiatric hospital seven years ago after court experts diagnosed ...

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Bank Overdraft Rates Of 20% Devastate Customers

Banks are being crippled by the highest ever bank overdraft rates. The Bank of England revealed yesterday that the average overdraft rate has reached a record of 19.65 per cent, which is nearly 40 times higher than the base rate, currently at an historic low of 0.5 per cent. If you had an overdraft of ÂŁ1,000 for a year, this means it would cost ÂŁ196 - and this is before you have paid off a single penny of t ...

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Israel To Steal Palestinian Tax Funds Over UN Vote

Israel said Sunday it would withhold more than $100 million in tax revenue this month from the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, the latest reaction to last week's U.N. vote recognizing the Palestinian territories as a "nonmember observer state." Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he would use the money to repay part of an outstanding Palestinian debt -- estimated to be about $180 million -- to ...

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Obama Deploys SS To Protect Goldman CEO From Press


 As CEOs concluded their meeting with President Barack Obama Wednesday evening, the White House deployed three uniformed Secret Service officers to keep the awaiting reporters from speaking with the group, among them Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. 
 As Blankfein and his entourage exited the West Wing, reporters shouted questions at him and tried to approach him to ask about his meeting with the preside ...

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Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W

ABOVE: $15,000,000,000,000 in $100 bills visualized (CNSNews.com) - The federal government has now borrowed more money during Barack Obama’s time as president than it did in the period lasting from the time President George Washington took the oath office until July 2, 2001, more than five months into the first term of President George W. Bush. At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, when President Barac ...

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Beware the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Pact – The John Birch Society

The TPP is a vehicle for Asia-Pacific-wide economic integration. If Henry Kissinger and Richard N. Gardner told you they wanted to destroy our nation’s independence via a “piecemeal” approach while calling their treachery something else, wouldn’t you be on guard? Wouldn’t you watch for and oppose them, their allies, and their plans as they place pieces into a mosaic that will become a world government? Of c ...

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The Chart That Keeps Ben Bernanke Up At Night

What changed in the last 30 days? Did the world just wake up to the idea that the only way out of this quagmire is a twisted currency war that appears to have re-ignited thanks to Abe's efforts? Something appears to have snapped in the American psyche as the last 30 days have seen the largest physical gold sales on record. Between thesearch volume for 'bulk ammo' and this, we fear something is afoot and whi ...

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Are Corporations Masquerading as Government in Australia & World Wide?

'Would you be surprised to find a company with the same name as your country registered with theSecurity and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington DC? Well, guess what?! Among those listed as corporate entities by the United States SEC are: Israel, Turkey, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Finland,Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, The Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Jamaica, South Africa, Canada,Australia… and my perso ...

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EU Breaking Europe Into Weaker Regions?

The year is 2022, and in the gilded splendour of his Brussels headquarters, the EU President is facing a tricky dilemma. Pressure is building on him to finalise his latest budget — yet the problems seem intractable. With so many small new nations scrabbling for funds, agreement seems impossible. Catalonia, for example, is demanding deep cuts in EU administrative expenses, while the Scots are calling for hig ...

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Commissioner Richard Rothschild on “Sustainability” Regulations & Agenda 21

UNDERSTAND THE MOST DANGEROUS THREAT TO AMERICA’S FREEDOMS — As a Maryland businessman and elected official, Commissioner Richard Rothschild has observed the negative effects of intrusive regulations on property owners. Performing his own research, Richard has identified the driving forces behind local legislative actions, and has determined that seemingly “well-intentioned” regulations actually serve to fo ...

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