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Ireland joins the European bandwagon as they begin to charge customers for holding money in banks

The repercussions of Europe's negative interest rates policies are starting to come fast and furious as now Ireland has joined Germany and Austria in having a bank start to charge their own depositors for holding money in the financial institution. On Aug. 19 it was reported that the Bank of Ireland will soon be charging business account holders a .01% (fee) on those who hold more than¬†‚ā¨10 million in deposi ...

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Did Obama just create a new Executive Order in expectation of cancelling the November election?

The 20th Amendment lays out the line of succession for the Presidency in case of a catastrophic event which sees the Commander-in-Chief and the Vice-President killed, incapacitated, convicted of a crime, or leave office of their own accord.  And we saw this in action back in 1974 when Nixon's VP Spiro Agnew resigned prior to the President, and where the House Speaker Gerald Ford by law slid into the Preside ...

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Nationalism and anti-globalism to be the main topics at the upcoming G20 meeting

Just as 1914 was a frequency shift away from empires and towards individual nation states, so too is the world repeating this paradigm shift following the June Brexit vote, and growing anti-European Union sentiment.  And as the top economies head to Hangzhou China during the first week of September for the next meeting of the G20, the primary topic will be the return of nationalism, and the move away from g ...

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U.S. to give away control over the internet by October

On Aug. 16, the Asst. Secretary of ICANN announced that the Obama administration is following through with a promise made two years ago to give up sovereign control over the internet and allow it to be managed by private hands. Currently under the Department of Commerce, ICANN controls the creation and distribution of domains and addresses for the world wide web across the globe. The Internet Corporation fo ...

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Texans ready to secede from the union if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidency

The state of Texas has been the topic of secession for a number of years, but only in recent ones has the idea gained serious momentum.  And in a year when choosing a President appears more and more about deciding between the lesser of two evils, a new poll out by Public Policy Polling shows that 61% of Texans would support the state leaving the union if Hillary Clinton is elected to the highest office in N ...

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Greek government implements new capital controls to force registration of all assets including cash

On Aug. 14, the Greek Finance Ministry ordered the implementation of perhaps the most stringent capital controls in decades against their own people by ordering citizens to declare all assets they own, including cash down to the last euro. This program is the first step in a larger scheme set to commence in February of 2017 where the government is able to track the wealth of every individual, and if necessa ...

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Governments funding their own terrorism? Welfare benefits paid to refugees being used to fund ISIS

As more and more Western nations open their doors to bring in refugees from war torn Islamic countries, one of the first things they do is sign them up on welfare roles to receive benefits primarily designated for citizens of those countries. And an interesting thing occurred on the way to the welfare office as Belgian government officials have now discovered that the recent home-grown terror attacks in Bru ...

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Former leader of France calls for a Frexit referendum as calls for leaving the EU grow

Forget the current French leader Francois Hollande taking the initiative to stand up to the European Union, and instead look forward and backward to see both a potential and former President of France calling for a referendum vote to the leave the EU. On Aug. 14, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy publicly called for the government to allow the people of France to follow in the UK's footsteps and issue ...

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Hillary Clinton is so crooked that her charitable contributions went… to herself

On Friday Hillary Clinton publicly provided her tax returns for 2015 in the hopes of making a political move against Donald Trump, and perhaps forcing him to reveal his returns which are currently under audit.  And while this unveiling of the Clinton family taxes appears to aid the perception that she isn't a tax dodger through her being in the 34% tax bracket, when you look at her charitable contributions ...

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China gets foothold into Europe by purchasing Greek port

Chinese influence around the world continues to grow as on Aug. 11 they achieved a foothold into Europe through an acquisition of the Greek port of Piraeus. COSCO, one of China's largest shipping consortium's, purchased a 51% share in the port of Piraeus as part of the Silk Road 2.0 initiative with the expectation of increasing that stake to 67% in the coming years. China’s COSCO Shipping group has complete ...

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Number of global billionaires climbs to record level in 2015

Since 2008 when the war on wealth inequality accelerated between the 99 and 1%ers, the disparity even between the 1 and .1% grew sharply as well.  And in the latest Wealth-X billionaire census, the number of billionaires in the world climbed to a new all-time high of 2,473. In 2015 , the unique club of the ultra wealthy gained 148 new members, with the combined wealth that this group now controls being over ...

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U.S. now in a permanent environment of false data reporting and credit expansion to keep from collapsing

Even the infamous John Maynard Keynes predicted that too much reliance upon credit expansion would eventually lead to wealth inequality and a distortion of the economy.  And we see this in his writings where he advocated that government intervention using additional stimulus for for a short duration of time, and only until the economy recovered itself, and began a new move into growth. But unfortunately hum ...

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