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Why All the Robo-signing?

dollorShedding Light on the Shadow Banking System
by Ellen Brown

The Wall Street Journal reported on January 19th that the Obama Administration was pushing heavily to get the 50 state attorneys general to agree to a settlement with five major banks in the “robo-signing” scandal. The scandal involves employees signing names not their own, under titles they did not really have, attesting to the veracity of documents they had not really reviewed. Investigation reveals that it did not just happen occasionally but was an industry-wide practice, dating back to the late 1990s; and that it may have clouded the titles of millions of homes.  If the settlement is agreed to, it will let Wall Street bankers off the hook for crimes that would land the rest of us in jail – fraud, forgery, securities violations and tax evasion.

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The Armenian Genocide

armenians-historyRaphael Lemkin defined genocide as:

"the destruction of a nation or of an ethnic group" that corresponds to other terms like "tyrannicide, homicide, infanticide, etc." (It) does not necessarily mean the destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings....It is intended....to signify a coordinated plan (to destroy) the essential foundations of the life of national groups" with the intent to eradicate or substantially weaken or harm them. "Genocidal plans involve the disintegration....of political and social institutions, culture, language, national feelings, religion, economic existence, personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and" human lives.

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Jewish Imperial News

obama-targetUnited Against the Goyim

This last weekend brought with it some vile manifestations of Jewish politics in its most horrific forms.

In the USA, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu should consider ordering a Mossad hit team to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama so that his successor will defend Israel against Iran.

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Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

carbon-dioxideHow Island States can save the Planet

The recent Durban COP17 climate change conference failed to achieve requisite international action on the worsening climate crisis that is acutely threatening the World. However quantization of the Climate Debt of all Climate Debtor countries (notably the US, UK and Australia) provides a direct means by which Climate Creditor nations (notably the acutely threatened Island States and mega-delta nations) can help save the planet through insistence on repayment in full. 

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The plow and the iPhone

iPhoneConservative fantasies about the miracles of the market

A central doctrine of evangelicals for the “free market” is its capacity for innovation: New ideas, new technologies, new gadgets -- all flow not from governments but from individuals and businesses allowed to flourish in the market, we are told.

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