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U.S. financial police nab scapegoat trader to protect continued manipulation by HFT systems

In the middle of 2014, the world finally got a look at how brokers and hedge funds manipulate the stock markets through High Frequency Trading (HFT) computers that see every trade before it happens, and can submit billions of trades before the regular investor's request is filled.  The outlay of this fraud was described in the fictional novel by Michael Lewis titled, Flash Boys, and led to a full blown prop ...

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Deutsche Bank gets off with $2.5 billion fine and no jail time for largest criminal fraud in history

Excerpted from article over at To the Death Media: On April 22, the Department of Justice announced that Deutsche Bank had agreed to pay $2.5 billion for their role in the Libor fraud scandal.  The manipulation of Libor rates is the largest criminal fraud in the history of finance, and had affected interest rates for billions of loans and credit transactions over the past 10 year period. And as is par for t ...

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The Clinton legacy: Best investment money can buy for foreigners

As a new book on the Clinton Foundation comes out public in the near future, an expose on foreign entities buying off both Bill and Hillary for political favors shows that the political power couple prostituted their positions in government to the highest bidder, and in many instances worked for foreign entities rather than for the American people. Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Gover ...

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McDonald’s has answer for striking workers… touch screen replacements

Beginning in McDonalds-Europe, the global fast food chain is planning to install 7000 new stand-up touch screen menus as a way to improve efficiency, track orders and inventories, and respond to the growing number of striking workers who feel their skill sets demand high wages. These new stand-up menu kiosks will not completely replace the need for human intervention at the cashiers table, as they will only ...

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Obama denies China’s right to determine laws for future of global economy

Despite the resounding rejection of the U.S. and the West's monetary institutions by 57 major economies earlier this month, President Obama is choosing to double down on the failing empire by stating that it is America, not China, who should determine the future of the global economic system and write the laws that will function in the next monetary system.  In fact, the President's strong words come at a t ...

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Congress to renew the Patriot Act under another bill known as the USA Freedom Act

The term freedom has different meanings to different people or institutions.  In regards to liberty, freedom is the right of the people to choose their destiny and actions based on lawful protections and the limitations of their choices causing harm to someone or something else.  For a tyrannical state however, the term freedom is a propaganda tool to fool the people into following a course of action chosen ...

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NYPD cop breaks ranks and sues department for ticket and arrest quotas

No one really knows when the change occurred that turned the Peace Officer into Law Enforcement, but the fundamental shift made the public the enemy rather than being the sheep the institution was originally meant to protect.  And even as police attitudes changed from one of serve and protect to that of serve the State and protect themselves at all costs, the public is now seen as a source of revenue and a ...

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U.S. tries newest ploy against AIIB… to discredit it

After being unable to stop long standing allies from joining the Chinese run Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) last month, the U.S. is now trying another one of their typical tactics to try and tear down an entity that would take power from their monetary hegemony.  That tactic is to discredit the new AIIB, or at the very least, attempt to make it into an extension of the World Bank and IMF which ...

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U.S. admits that Marijuana cures cancer but has no plans to legalize it

One of the most important reasons why Americans cannot trust most science today is that close to 70% of all technical researchers in this field are indentured to the government through either direct employment, or subsidized by Federal grants.  And as such, their analysis, documentation, and conclusions almost always coincide with a political agenda, even if the science itself is in opposition. Which is why ...

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Louisiana passes bill that will make use of cash illegal in some transactions

If you thought that your dollar bill was recognized legal tender, then think again as the state of Louisiana has passed a new bill that will outlaw the use of cash for purchases of used goods, and will summarily make it illegal to use cash for things like private auto sales and garage sales.  Bill LA HB 195 is an updated version of a bill passed originally in 2011 which now expands the purview of legislatio ...

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It’s getting real: U.S. imposes sanctions against Warcraft gamers in Crimea

According to PC Gamer magazine, an estimated 400 million gamers play or have played an MMO around the world.  The most popular of these is World of Warcraft, with the entire industry earning an estimated $13 billion per year. So with this in mind, the proprietors of games like World of Warcraft and Diablo III have succumbed to U.S. pressure and are cutting off access to these games in the Ukrainian region o ...

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Greece names war reparation amount and calls upon Germany to pay $278 billion

In politics and diplomacy, the rule is to always make outrageous demands knowing that the other side will never agree to them, but in the hope that a consensus will be found somewhere in the middle.  And while Greece does have a partial legal leg to stand on in demanding reparations for the unlawful actions of Nazi Germany during the period of World War II, like the failure of the Wiemar Republic to pay off ...

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