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THEY'RE STEALING FROM THE POOR AND GIVING IT ALL TO THE RICH VIDEO
PROTESTERS RALLY WORLDWIDE AGAINST 'CORPORATE GREED' VIDEO
TO THE PEOPLE OF EARTH: TIME FOR REVOLUTION IS NOW VIDEO
OCCUPY THE WORLD 'END OF THE FINANCIAL PARADIGM' VIDEO
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NEW YORK CITIBANK OCCUPATION ARRESTS VIDEO
CHRIS HEDGES MAULS CBC SHITBAG KEVIN O'LEARY OVER OCCUPY WALL STREET VIDEO
TOM MORELLO 'I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF WE SEE BLACKWATER CALLED IN SOON' VIDEO
THOUSANDS PLAN CAMP IN LONDON 'CITY' INSPIRED BY 'OCCUPY WALL STREET' CAMPAIGN
Now the protest spreads across the Atlantic: Thousands plan camp in London's financial centre inspired by 'Occupy Wall Street' campaign

Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters marched on the Chase Bank headquarters in New York yesterday waving placards and chanting slogans attacking corporate greed and social inequality. The march came a day after members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, which has been camping in a square in Manhattan’s financial district for more than three weeks, protested outside the homes of billionaires including Rupert Murdoch and banker Jamie Dimon. There have been more than 100 spin-off protests in U.S. cities including Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle, and UK supporters plan a similar march near the London Stock Exchange on Saturday.

UK protesters have been inspired by the growing 'Occupy Wall Street' movement in the U.S and are planning to establish a tent city in London's financial district this weekend A Facebook page titled 'Occupy London's Stock Exchange' has already amassed more than 3,000 members who have agreed to attend the event on October 15 while 'Occupy London' on Twitter has in excess of 1,000 followers. The group, who were behind a protest that saw Westminster Bridge closed on Monday posted on the social networking site that they are 'part of a global popular movement'.

One post under the name 'Occupy The London Stock Exchange' said: 'Hundreds attended the General Assembly and we are growing stronger every day! 'Please attend the General Assemblies, become involved in the Occupations have your say and combine your voice with millions - this is a global issue and must be fought in unity!' According to the website occupations are also being planned in other areas of the country, including Worcester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Bristol.

Kai Wargalla who co-created the Occupy London Facebook group told NBC: 'The Wall Street protests sort of inspired everything. 'It was just time to start here. We need people to step up and speak out. 'The movement aims to unite the United Kingdom’s far-flung activist communities in addressing 'the inequality of the financial system,' Those behind the movement used their website to call for protesters to take part in a 'day of action'. It said: 'The problems we face in the UK echoes across the world. We are linked by the same root causes, so we cannot solve these problems in isolation. 'October 15th will be a global day of action calling for global change'

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  • I AM NOT MOVING - SHORT FILM - 'OCCUPY WALL STREET' VIDEO
    ANTI-CORPORATE PROTESTS TO HIT LONDON
    Protests against corporate power that have taken hold in the United States are to hit Britain on Saturday with a rally in front of the London Stock Exchange, organisers revealed.

    Occupy London Stock Exchange (OccupyLSX) plans to launch a "peaceful occupation" near the capital's financial nerve centre, and its page on social networking site Facebook has attracted 3,500 confirmed attendees. "This is a people-powered movement protesting against the increasing social and economic injustice in the UK," OccupyLSX supporter Kai Wargalla explained on Wednesday. "We want to stand with...the overwhelming majority who value people over profit. We want to make our voices heard against greed, corruption and for a democratic, just society," she added.

    The group will host workshops, assemblies and discussion groups during Saturday's protest against the financial sector and its regulatory system. OccupyLSX is backed by anti-austerity group UK Uncut, the London-based Assembly of the Spanish 15M movement and the People's Assemblies Network Global Day of Action. "The success of the square occupations across Spain in calling for democracy and an end to austerity, alongside the rapid growth of the Wall Street occupation, has shown that this is what is needed in London," UK Uncut supporter Peter Hodgson said.

    Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators have been mounting protests in lower Manhattan, the New York area where Wall Street is located, for more than two weeks. Demonstrations have now spread to other US cities, including the capital Washington.

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  • OCCUPY AND END THE FEDERAL RESERVE VIDEO
    GERALDO AND FOX RUN AWAY FROM WALL STREET VIDEO
    'OCCUPY WALL ST.' GROWING MORE ORGANIZED VIDEO
    CAPITALISM COLLAPSE? CASH GRAB SYSTEM CANNOT SURVIVE STORM VIDEO


    THE BANKING RACKETEERS ARE NOW BEING EXPOSED ACROSS THE INTERNET
    FRED THE SHRED LIKE ALL THE TOP BANKING CROOKS WORK IN SECRET FOR THE QUEEN
    THE BANKING MAFIA DOMINATED BY CROOKED FREEMASONS AND KNIGHTED LACKEYS FOR THE TOP DESPOT ARE BEHIND THE SCANDAL DESTROYING EVERYONE CAUGHT UP IN THE FLEECING OF THE LONG SUFFERING PUBLIC. ALSO THE MASS REPOSSESSION(THEFT) OF VICTIMS HOMES UNDER THE GUISE OF DODGY MORTGAGE SCAMS AND THE FAMILY COURT JUDICIAL MAFIA THAT ARE ALL HAND PICKED BY THE QUEEN. WHERE THERE IS A MASSIVE FINANCIAL SCANDAL THE QUEEN OR HER MASONIC LACKEYS WILL BE CLOSE BY.

    Fred the Shred's secret Royal role... as adviser to Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee Trust

    He went from being one of the world’s most respected financiers to one of the most reviled. But now it has emerged that Sir Fred Goodwin retained the support of one prestigious ally – the Queen.

    A new book has revealed the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss, who presided over its collapse and walked away with a multi-million-pound pension deal, is a financial adviser to the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust, the Monarch’s charitable arm. In Our Queen, leading Royal author Robert Hardman discloses how even at the height of the crisis – when Sir Fred was being blamed for his bank’s losses of £24.1 billion in 2008 and facing calls to be stripped of his knighthood – the Monarch was happy to fly in the face of public opinion and allow him a hand on her charitable purse strings.

    In 2009, the 53-year-old was forced to stand down as the head of the Prince’s Trust and it was widely assumed all of his Royal connections had been severed. It appears Sir Fred has been careful to avoid drawing attention to his unpaid role, omitting to mention it in his Who’s Who entry.

    Last night, a Palace spokesman confirmed the chartered accountant has been a trustee for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust since 2004, while stressing that he ‘has never participated in decision-making regarding donations to the Prince’s Trust’. Mr Hardman said Sir Fred had previously been a key supporter of several Royal charities, adding: ‘The Queen saw no reason why a man who had given long service to Royal charities should not continue to do so.’

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  • 'OCCUPY WALL STREET' OUR ONE DEMAND VIDEO
    IMF ADVISOR SAYS WE FACE A WORLDWIDE BANKING MELTDOWN VIDEO

    BANKS ARE THE CAUSE NOT THE CURE OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH MODERN SOCIETY.
    THE SOONER THEY FALL THE SOONER THEY LOSE THE POWER OVER THE PEOPLE.
    A LIST OF 'OCCUPY WALL STREET' GRIEVANCES
    wall street They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

    They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give CEO's exorbitant bonuses.

    They have perpetuated gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace.

    They have poisoned the food supply, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

    They have continuously sought to end the rights of workers to negotiate their pay and make complaints about the safety of their workplace.

    They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

    They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers' healthcare and pay.

    They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

    They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

    They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

    They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

    They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

    They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

    They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.

    They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

    They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people's lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

    They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty book keeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

    They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

    They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

    They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

    They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.

    They have participated in a directly racist action by accepting the contract from the State of Georgia to murder Troy Davis.

    Though there are some socialist elements in their thinking and some misunderstandings of the Constitution, you need to consider that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. If these people managed to have a major impact on banking and industry, the benefits would inure to most people. The less desirable aspects of their demands could be ironed out later.

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    The Voice of The People is The Voice of "Anonymous" We do not forgive. We do not forget.
    Wall Street: Expect us !
    SATANIC DEBT RACKET EXPOSED IN BANKER'S NOVEL
    It all becomes very clear. These families have been milking us for centuries. We are quite literally their "cattle" i.e. goyim. by Henry Makow Ph.D.

    "Bank Crisis Set to Trigger New Credit Crunch" says the latest newspaper headline.

    Belgium author Pascal Roussel, 45, is well placed to explain the financial turmoil convulsing the world. By day, he works in the Financial Risk Dept. of the European Investment Bank in Luxemburg. No, he is not an Illuminati banker but a mere functionary. But he does not take his position lightly. For the last ten years, he has been studying the Illuminati conspiracy and has made contact with insiders. The result is a novel, "Divina Insidia - The Divine Trap," which explains the Illuminati conspiracy to the incredulous, and contains new insights and nuggets of information for old hands. Most important, Roussel presents the conspiracy in a simple and plausible way, throwing our collective predicament into frightening relief.

    "OLIGARCHIC FAMILIES"

    According to Roussel, twelve "oligarchic families" have grown indescribably wealthy by lending "money" to governments at interest. These are the central bankers. Most but not all are Illuminati Jews. Their wealth is in the trillions. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are paupers in comparison. It all becomes very clear. These families have been milking us for centuries. We are quite literally their "cattle" i.e. goyim. The whole of modern history can be explained by their farm management practices. Wars are started to increase the debt and cull the herd. The goal is to cull the herd to 500 million and chip the remnant. These families and their henchmen own 80% of the world's wealth and do nothing useful yet believe the impoverished majority are parasites.

    Roussel, explains how compound interest resulted in astronomical exponential gains year-after-year. All religions have banned lending at interest to prevent what actually has occurred: this immense wealth and power has fallen into the hands of Satanists. The world's major banks are mere proxies for these twelve families who create the money out of nothing. (The banks get their "money" from them.) Greece is the target now but eventually the whole world will be squeezed like an lemon to get this "money" back. ("We will absorb all the wealth of the world," is how Cecil Rhodes described it to his patron Rothschild.) They threaten depositors will lose their savings if banks fail. But, it is really these twelve families of generational Satanists who want their pound of flesh.

    If our governments weren't run by their lackeys, they would protect the deposits and let the "oligarchic families" twist in the wind. Roussel doesn't name the families but obviously one is the Rothschilds. Roussel explains that fractional reserve banking is a ponzi scheme. They lend $90 for every $100 on deposit. Those $90 are deposited somewhere else and $81 more dollars are lent. So it continues ad infinitum. Obviously, the way to fight this beast is to withdraw your cash from the bank.

    THE NOVEL

    Roussel's narrative revolves around a Rothschild who has a spiritual revelation and wants to issue a warning. He selects an attractive young Swiss journalist, Ann Standford, to write a book and deposits a fortune into her bank account. He then takes her on a Cook's Tour of Illuminati landmarks -- the Georgia Guidestones, a Bilderberg meeting, Bohemian Grove etc. -- explaining some aspect of the conspiracy in each place. He describes its origins in paganism and the Kabbalah, which led to the Illuminist philosophy. But ultimately, it boils down to debt and interest.

    "You want to defeat us?" Roussel's Rothschild says."Abolish loans with interest and don't create any more money. Economic cycles will disappear. Wealth will no longer be concentrated in the hands of a few "mega creditors" like me and money will gain value in time. What you bequeath to your children will have more value than when you first got it." Meanwhile another Illuminati "superior" has put assassins on their trail. Roussel's storytelling is workman-like and his wholesome European Christian sensibility is uplifting. The ending is quite unexpected and inspired. The book is worth reading for it alone. Roussel leaves us with a credible vision of defiance and hope. All we need do is affirm the Truth and resist evil. The whole rotten structure will collapse.

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  • TRADER ON THE BBC v MAX KEISER VIDEO


    Trader On The BBC v Max Keiser Speaking on BBC news this week, stock market Trader Alessio Rastani left the studio staff open mouthed as he painted his version of the world's current economic crisis for the watching public. Having watched this video, many would wholeheartedly agree that while their warm & cosy, "trust us, we make life better" TV advertisements attempt to persuade us to give them control over more of our cash, in reality, these bankers don't give a damn about the people they suck blood from or the misery they've caused & are causing in the world today. Alessio Rastani, THE financial trader who appeared on the BBC said he dreamed of making money from another recession & was not a hoaxer, the BBC has said. Some Twitter users have cast doubt on Alessio Rastani's credentials .. well, it's something to cause even more controversy over I guess '~) However, the BBC reported: "We've carried out detailed investigations and can't find any evidence to suggest that the interview was a hoax."

    On his website Mr Rastani says he is "an experienced stock market and Forex trader and professional speaker". In his live interview, broadcast on the BBC News Channel on Monday, Mr Rastani said: "For most traders, we don't really care that much how they're going to fix the economy, how they're going to fix the whole situation - our job is to make money from it. So, here in the words of a bankster's moll, is how little the Human Race is valued, conversely, the value of money Over Life !! Max Keiser's & Stacey Herbert's thoughts & projections included in this video
    CENTRAL BANKER AGENDA IS TO CAUSE A DEPRESSION
    The central banker agenda is to cause a Depression and use the turmoil to consolidate their one-world tyranny. by Henry Makow Ph.D. "

    "Governments do not rule the world. Goldman Sachs rules the world," independent trader Alessio Rastani told the BBC Monday morning. He says GS and the big hedge funds know the "market is toast" and are moving their assets to "safe havens" like US Treasuries. The clear implication is that the central bankers are precipitating a Depression, using sovereign debt (created by book entry and owed mostly to them) as an excuse to enact political change. They plan to use a Depression to consolidate their one-world tyranny.

    Rastani's message is that individuals can protect themselves in the same way as Goldman Sachs by shorting the market. "In less than 12 mos. I predict the savings of millions will be wiped out, and that's just the beginning...We forget that a lot of people made money as a result of the Great Depression." We could dismiss this warning as a trader trying to profit from his short positions. We could dismiss him as an opportunist drumming up business for his advisory services But I tend to see his message as prescient and sobering. The markets surged higher Monday on talk of Tim Geithner's multi-trillion Eurobank bailout plan. But this package faces many obstacles. Germans are dead set against assuming more of the debt burden. If Alessio is right, Geithner, a Goldman Sachs alumnus, is creating an alibi so he can say he did everything he could. Alessio had dollar signs in his eyes. He said he had been dreaming of this opportunity for three years.

    The interviewer pressed him for information on what government actions would calm the markets. He replied that it's not his job to fix the problem or worry about the consequences for ordinary people. His job is to make money. He's right about Goldman Sachs which is one of the eight or so Illuminati firms that own the Federal Reserve, and the world's other central banks.

    The only way out of this mess is to nationalize the central banks and renounce the debt owed to them, which was created by book entries. Governments must create their own debt-free currency to inflate the world economy. But no one is doing this because everyone in a position of influence is a creature of the central bankers. Thus we are accomplices in our collective suicide.

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  • THRIVE: WHAT ON EARTH WILL IT TAKE? (TRAILER) VIDEO
    MASONIC BANKERS SAVED BY THE TAXPAYER EARN MORE NOW THAN BEFORE CRISIS
    Earning millions: RBS chief Stephen Hester whose basic salary is £1.22million

    The bosses of Britain’s bailed-out banks are paid more than they were before the credit crunch struck, a damning report reveals today. The chief executives of the country’s basket-case lenders earned an average basic salary of more than £1.1million last year before bonuses or other benefits. Shockingly, this figure is an increase on the £1million average from 2007 – the year that the financial crisis struck, crippling Britain and plunging the country into recession. Despite the fact that they have the job of salvaging the banks propped up with more than £65billion of taxpayers’ money, they are among the best-paid executives in this country. Their average wage is almost more than 40 times that of the country’s average of £26,000 and it dwarfs the £142,500-a-year salary earned by our Prime Minister.

    When bonuses and other perks are included bank chiefs enjoyed average total earnings of £3.7million last year – The damning findings by the country’s leading pay experts are likely to anger British taxpayers, who are sitting on losses of £34billion in RBS and Lloyds – or £1,300 per household. The report, by the independent High Pay Commission, set up last year to investigate directors’ pay, focuses on the two biggest banks which were bailed out – Lloyds Banking Group, owner of Halifax, and Royal Bank of Scotland. Bosses at the banks are enjoying basic salaries which are higher than the average paid to those which were not bailed out, who earn about £450,000.
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  • OBAMA GOES ALL OUT FOR DIRTY BANKERS DEAL
    A power play is underway in the foreclosure arena, according to the New York Times.

    On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the practice of chopping up assets like mortgages and converting them into saleable securities – that led up to the financial crisis of 2007-2008. On the other side is the Obama administration, all the banks, and, now, apparently, all the other state attorneys general. This second camp has all gotten together, put their heads together, and cooked up a deal that would allow the banks to walk away with just a seriously discounted fine from a generation of fraud that led to millions of people losing their homes.

    The idea behind this federally-guided "settlement" is to concentrate and centralize all the legal exposure accrued by this generation of grotesque banker corruption in one place, put one single price tag on it that everyone can live with, and then stuff the details into a titanium canister before shooting it into deep space. This deal is all about protecting the banks from future enforcement actions on both the civil and criminal sides. The plan is to provide year-after-year, repeat-offending banks like Bank of America with some stability and certainty, so that they know exactly how much they'll have to pay in fines (trust me, it will end up being a tiny fraction of what they made off the fraudulent practices) and will also get to know for sure that there are no more criminal investigations in the pipeline. This deal will also submarine efforts by both defrauded investors in MBS and unfairly foreclosed-upon homeowners and borrowers to obtain any kind of relief in the civil court system. The AGs initially talked about $20 billion as a settlement number, money that would "toward loan modifications and possibly counseling for homeowners," as Gretchen Morgenson reported the other day.

    The banks, however, apparently "balked" at paying that sum, and no doubt it will end up being a lesser amount when the deal is finally done. To give you an indication of how absurdly small a number even $20 billion is relative to the sums of money the banks made unloading worthless crap subprime assets on foreigners, pension funds and other unsuspecting suckers around the world, consider this: in 2008 alone, the state pension fund of Florida, all by itself, lost more than three times that amount ($62 billion) thanks in significant part to investments in these deadly MBS. So this deal being cooked up is the ultimate Papal indulgence. By the time that $20 billion (if it even ends up being that high) gets divvied up between all the major players, the broadest and most destructive fraud scheme in American history, one that makes the S&L crisis look like a cheap liquor store holdup , will be safely reduced to a single painful but eminently survivable one-time line item for all the major perpetrators.

    But New York's Schneiderman, who earlier this year launched an investigation into the securitization practices of Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and other companies, is screwing up this whole arrangement. Until he lies down, the banks don't have a deal. They need the certainty of having all 50 states and the federal government on board, or else it's not worth paying anybody off. To quote the immortal Tony Montana, "How do I know you're the last cop I'm gonna have to grease?" They need all the dirty cops on board, or else the whole enterprise is FUBAR. In addition to the global settlement, Schneiderman is also blocking an individual $8.5 billion settlement for Countrywide investors. He has sued to stop that deal, claiming it could "compromise investors' claims in exchange for a payment representing a fraction of the losses." If Schneiderman thinks $8.5 billion is an insufficient, fractional payoff just for defrauded Countrywide investors, then you can imagine how bad a $20 billion settlement for the entire industry would be for the victims.

    In that particular Countrywide settlement deal, incidentally, it looks like Bank of New York Mellon, the New York Fed, Pimco and other players negotiated on behalf of defrauded investors. They told the Times they were happy with the deal, but investors outside the talks told Gretchen they weren't happy with the settlement. Schneiderman apparently listened to those voices instead of the Mellon-Fed-BofA crowd, which infuriated the insiders who struck the actual deal. In a remarkable quote given to the Times, Kathryn Wylde, the Fed board member who ostensibly represents the public said the following about Schneiderman: It is of concern to the industry that instead of trying to facilitate resolving these issues, you seem to be throwing a wrench into it. Wall Street is our Main Street — love 'em or hate 'em. They are important and we have to make sure we are doing everything we can to support them unless they are doing something indefensible. This, again, is coming not from a Bank of America attorney, but from the person on the Fed board who is supposedly representing the public!

    This quote leads one to wonder just what Wylde would consider "indefensible," given that stealing is pretty much the worst thing that a bank can do, and these banks just got finished the longest and most orgiastic campaign of stealing in the history of money. Is Wylde waiting for Goldman and Citi to blow up a skyscraper? Dump dioxin into an orphanage? It's really an incredible quote. The banks are going to claim that all they're guilty of is bad paperwork. But while the banks are indeed being investigated for mass tax evasion (by failing to pay fees associated with mortgage registrations deed transfers) and mass perjury (a la the "robo-signing" practices), their real crime, the one Schneiderman is interested in, is even more serious. The issue goes beyond fraudulent paperwork to an intentional, far-reaching theft scheme designed to take junk subprime loans and disguise them as AAA-rated investments. The banks lent money to corrupt companies like Countrywide, who made masses of bad loans and immediately sold them back to the banks. The banks in turn hid the crappiness of these loans via certain poorly-understood nuances in the securitization process – this is almost certainly where Scheniderman's investigators are looking – before hawking the resultant securities as AAA-rated gold to fools in places like the Florida state pension fund.

    They did this for years, systematically, working hand in hand in a wink-nudge arrangement with clearly criminal enterprises like Countrywide and New Century, with the victims being millions of investors worldwide (like the pensioners who saw their funds drop in value) and hundreds of thousands of individual homeowners, who were often sold trick loans and often hustled into foreclosure when unexpected rate hikes kicked in. In a larger sense, even the (often irresponsible) people who simply bought more house than they could afford were victims of this scam, for in many cases credit simply would not have been available to those people had the banks not discovered a way to raise vast sums of money dumping crap loans on an unsuspecting market. If Bank of America hadn't found a way to sell worthless subprime loans as AAA paper to the Chinese and the Scandavians in May, you can be sure that it wouldn't be going back to Countrywide in June to lend out more money for more subprime loans. And Countrywide, in turn, wouldn't have been sending masses of reps out into the ghettoes to offer juicy home loans to undocumented immigrants and refis to confused old ladies on social security.

    This is as bad as white-collar crime gets, but to Wylde, it doesn't rise to the level of being "indefensible." Until they do something worse than this, we apparently should support the banks, and make sure they don't have to pay more than a fraction of what they made off of this kind of crime. What I love about Wylde's quote is the clear implication that even an Attorney General like a law enforcement official like Schneiderman should view it as his job to "do everything we can to support" Wall Street. That would be astonishing interpretation of what a lawman's duties are, were it not for the fact that 49 other Attorneys General apparently agree with her. In Schneiderman we have at least one honest investigator who doesn't agree, which is to his great credit. But everyone else is on Wylde's side now. The Times story claims that HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and various Justice Department officials have been leaning on the New York AG to cave, which tells you that reining in this last rogue cop is now an urgent priority for Barack Obama. Why? My theory is that the Obama administration is trying to secure its 2012 campaign war chest with this settlement deal. If he can make this foreclosure thing go away for the banks, you can bet he'll win the contributions battle against the Republicans next summer. Which is good for him, I guess, but it seems to me that it might be time to wonder if is this the most disappointing president we've ever had.

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  • BRANSON'S ISLAND PARADISE GOES UP IN SMOKE



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    AMERICANS MAY BE POVERTY STRICKEN BUT NOT FOR THE BILLIONAIRES LIKE TRUMP




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    FOX NEWS DOESN'T LIKE AMERICA'S SUPER RICH BEING TAXED VIDEO
    WHY THE RICH DON'T GIVE A F*CK
    YOU CAN BUT LAUGH COMING FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT RAG THE DAILY MAIL WHOSE EDITOR, OWNER AND JOURNO'S HAVE A PATHOLOGICAL HATRED OF THE POOR SMEARING THEM AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY. ARE THEY ACTUALLY DESCRIBING THEMSELVES HERE?

    Why the rich 'are such a selfish, less empathetic and less altruistic lot'

    Few people have much sympathy for the rich who have lost millions in the latest share price crash. But then a new study has revealed the wealthy are unlikely to be to bothered about those who are struggling to make ends meet. According to psychologist and social scientist Dacher Keltner the rich are usually self-obsessed and only worried about their own well being.

    Keltner said they were 'less empathetic, less altruistic and generally more selfish' as a result of having so much money. He said they have an 'ideology of self interest' and more likely to think about themselves whereas those less well off were more likely to help others. 'We have now done 12 separate studies measuring empathy in every way imaginable, social behaviour in every way, and some work on compassion and it’s the same story,' he said.

    'Lower class people just show more empathy, more prosocial behavior, more compassion, no matter how you look at it.' Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, said the rich tend to stay focused on themselves. He said wealth, education and prestige and a higher station in life gave them the freedom to only worry about themselves.

    To prove his point Keltner video recorded various groups of people in conversation. He said rich people appeared more distracted, checking mobile phones,doodling and avoiding eye contact. Those on lower income made eye contact with the person they were talking with and nod their heads more frequently signaling they were interested in what was being said.

    In another test Keltner studied the response of rich people and those on lower income to pictures of starving children from Africa. Sensors attached to their chest were able to record the response from the vagus nerve which helps the brain record and respond to emotional images. He said those test subjects from lower income had more intense activation.

    The psychologist also used data from getting 115 from people play what is called the 'dictator game'. Those involved were paired with an unseen partner, given ten 'points' that represented money, and told they could share as many or as few of the points with the partner as they desired.

    Lower-class participants gave more away even after controlling for gender, age or ethnicity. The American psychologists findings were published in an article called 'Social Class as Culture: The Convergence of Resources and Rank in the Social Realm,' and published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.

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  • WHAT DEBT CRISIS? THE £3Bn YACHT OF GOLD FOR BILLIONAIRES
    gold yacht
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