Food For Thought: HSBC, Too Big to Jail, is The New Poster Child For US Two-tiered Justice System

By Glenn Greenwald December 12, 2012 “The Guardian” —  The US is the world’s largest prison state, imprisoning more of its citizens than any nation on earth, both in absolute numbers and proportionally. It imprisons people for longer periods of time, more mercilessly, and for more trivial transgressions than any nation in the west. This […]

Did Two Tectonic Plates Just Collide And Will Jacintha Saldanha’s Death Be a Turning Point?

Saturday morning the sad news of a woman’s suicide made world news. The woman in question was the nurse who accidentally picked up the phone because the normal phone operator wasn’t in yet as the time was an ungodly 5:30 am in the hospital were Kate Middleton the wife of Prince William was resting in […]

On Syria, Chemical Weapons, The Push For An Attack On Syria But Who Are The People Playing With That Deadly Gas?

Over the last few days Obama has been speaking forcefully about the Chemical weapons the “Assad” regime had loaded on planes in order to bomb his country. We know this because the US knows this so we are told by nameless US officials! And obediently France, the UK and other European countries ready their armies […]

The NZ Super Fund Is Them Most Innovative Sovereign Fund In The World!

There is soo much wrong with this I don’t even know where to begin! Here is the firs thing for starters: Neil Williams, Chief Investment Advisor and Head of Strategic Tilting Neil joined the Guardians in 2008 from UBS Global Asset Management in London where he was Global Head of Asset Allocation and a Managing […]

Greece ‘Selective Default’ And Geithner’s ‘Selective Memory’

If Greece defaults even partially it will trigger the insurance hedges countries have taken to insure their risks against foreign Currencies. This is what will be the result: Late last night S&P placed Greece into “Selective Default” again. This is not the first time that Athens has been placed in the jailhouse and perhaps it […]

ROFL! Deutsche Bank Hid $12 Billion In Losses To Avoid A Government Bail-Out

For all the numb sculls who thought Germany was going to save the day. This system is going down no matter what! Forget the perfectly anticipated Greek (selective) default. This is the real deal. The FT just released a blockbuster that Europe’s most important and significant bank, Deutsche Bank, hid $12 billion in losses during […]

Kate’s Baby Gets a £ 2 Million Wardrobe While The Brits Get Shafted and It Isn’t Even Born Yet

Amidst a fiscal crisis, the common people of France were increasingly angered by the incompetency of King Louis XVI and the continued indifference and decadence of the nobility. Wikipedia Also recognized as triggers for the French revolution were the ongoing wars and the financial exhaustion of the “common” people as a result of those wars. […]

The Petrobras Disappearing Act, Ottawa and the TPPA And Why You Should Be Very Worried

Yesterday the news broke that oil Giant Petrobrass had voluntarily returned its permits and would disappear into the blue yonder leaving our Islands save for a while from ecosystem destroying predatory behavior. This, so we were told was the result of famous actresses tying themselves to drilling Islands on behalf of Greenpeace, an angry native […]

US Building $100-Million Underground Bunker at Secret Israeli Missile Base

Walter Pincus reported in The Washington Post a few days ago that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put out a request for proposals, seeking contractors with top-secret clearances to develop a $100-million underground military facility for the Israeli army. Here’s the project description: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to supervise construction […]

Just in case you’re wondering: Almost half of Fukushima children now have thyroid disorders from radiation poisoning, officials blame ‘too much seafood’

Nope that tumor in your child’s thyroid has nothing to do with the four massive nuclear meltdowns in your province. That is because you feed it too much fish! Here is what Helen Caldicott has to say about the criminal “sharing” of Nuclear waste i.e. the intended burning of the radioactive crap coming from the […]

Next Up For A “Recovering” Europe: A 30-50% Collapse In Wages In Spain, Italy And… France

And this is only the beginning! Several weeks ago Europe officially entered a double dip recession, and based on various secondary economic indicators, even Europe’s primary economic powerhouse, Germany, is on the verge of negative economic growth. The reasons for Europe’s woeful macroeconomic state are numerous, but boil down to two primary ones: i) massive […]

Wake Up! 11 Facts That Show That Europe Is Heading Into An Economic Depression

Europe is not just heading into another recession.  The truth is that Europe is heading into a full-blown depression.  The economy of the EU is actually larger than the U.S. economy, and we are watching it melt down right in front of our eyes.  Things just continue to get worse in Europe, and yet somehow […]

Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Contains Special Rights for Corporations

This leaked document was leaked in July 2012. A leaked draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) investment chapter has been published online by Citizens Trade Campaign, the same coalition that first published TPP proposals from the United States on intellectual property, regulatory coherence and drug formularies in late 2011.  Draft texts are said to exist […]

Loss of income caused by banks as bad as a ‘world war’, says BoE’s Andrew Haldane

No Kidding! The financial crisis has been as economically devastating as a world war and may still be a burden on “our grandchildren”, a top Bank of England official has said. Andy Haldane, the Bank’s executive director for financial stability, added that public anger at the banks was fully justified and that pay in the […]

Israel’s Revenge: Israel Authorizes Controversial New Settlements in Revenge for Palestine’s UN Bid

Following the overwhelming UN vote for implicit recognition of Palestinian statehood, Israel has authorized the construction of 3,000 more housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and is also speeding up the processing of 1,000 additional planning permissions. According to the New York Times, the bulk of the new housing units are set to be built “in […]

Facebook accused of massive ‘data grab’ with new service that automatically uploads your phone pictures

Facebook has been accused of a massive ‘data grab’ after encouraging users to allow it to automatically synchronise photos from their mobile devices to the social networks servers. The social network from Friday began asking users of its mobile apps to activate its new Photo Sync, which will automatically upload each picture to a private […]