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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Inside the Fed Loan Flurry During September 2008

Inside the Fed Loan Flurry During September 2008: "
Bloomberg News

Our friends at WSJ's Real Time Economics take a closer look at the flurry of loans made in September 2008 under the Primary Dealer Credit Facility, the remarkable push by the central bank to extend credit to firms other than banks.

Real Time Economics' Sudeep Reddy points out the PDCF handled hundreds of loans in the six weeks following the weekend of Sept. 13-14, 2008, otherwise known as the Days Wall Street (Nearly) Died.

Among the firms who took loans under the PDCF were Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Barclays Capital, which took out a $47.9 billion loan from the PDCF on Sept. 18, 2008.

Read more at Real Time Economics.



" Thought that people out their in blogosphere would be interested in reading the statistics related to firms that took loans under the" Primary Dealer Credit Facility " and what is really amazing is that three of them are now three of " Wall Street's" seven's largest, even Barclay's who categorically denied taking any monies from the government ended up with a loan of $47.9 billion, not a lot when you say it quickly.



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Goldman Sachs Bonuses at Near-Record Lows?

Goldman Sachs Bonuses at Near-Record Lows?: "An analyst expects employee pay at Goldman Sachs to shrink to a near-record low for 2010.

This is about time as for far too long these ludicrous bonuses have been paid by banks to enable greedy bank executives to live high on the hog of other people's misery.

The fact that people who are not gullible but believe that their so-called financial advisor is giving them what can only be termed, as good advice as supposedly laid down by our so-called financial engineer's of the regulator's. When all the time products are being geared with the sole intention of lining the pockets of the so-called banks coffer's.

So to see a few words like this one around Christmastime may not lead to all banks following suit but at least the headlines did not say " Bankers Bonuses Are At An All time High " but this time that one of the 7 is at " Near Record Lows" thank God.




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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Americans Reject Credit Cards This Holiday Season


Many years ago people used that old fashioned item called cash and as we were all told " Cash Was King" and " Another Day Another Dollar" but then the days of the credit card were upon us , but it crept upon us very quietly without us knowing with the advent of the bankers card for use of cheques and at the bottom the word's Vis'a and we were given a small piece of paper with writing so small to the naked eye that very few people ever decided to read it, so the stealth bomber of debt was set.



Many years later and just when we needed it with the help of consumeris­m and the fact that any country was built on how much people spent the credit card companies started to rise, like a phoenix from the ashes and instead of the word -DEBIT [ meaning l have the money in my account] the word CREDIT [meaning buy now and pay later] and so we did in droves building debts up to points that took us into or closer than before to our so-called credit limit.



Now you would have thought at this point they would say enough was enough and limit us to only what we paid off, but know greed had set in and everyone climbed on the band-wagon as credit limits exploded and people were spending more than they could really afford.



So about time l say.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Americans Reject Credit Cards This Holiday Season


Anyone following the changes in legislatio­n and also how credit card companies can see the writing on the wall for big debt may wish to read this at http://www­.nytimes.c­om/2010/12­/18/your-m­oney/18mon­ey.html?_r­=1&nl=your­-money&emc­=your-mone­yema2
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Hedge Funds May Skirt Direct Fed Supervision


Any hedge fund has been constructe­d by either the bank or financial corporatio­n that decided that it would as it states, hedge its bets. The fact that it enables the investor to allocate their investment capital into various areas of investment­, usually via advice from the bank, does not preclude the fact that the investment can be geared in such a way as to enable the banking institutio­n to make money either way.



The reason for phrases like the investment can go up or go down is not mean't for the investor's protection but to enable the bank to make money either way, but also give's some investor's a feeling that they have had good advice, whilst their pocket's are being picked clean.



The other day l thought of a new hedge fund that l would like to call " The Artful Dodger Fund " as they are just like dodger in so many ways always creating ways to avoid being caught and at the same time robbing Peter to pay Paul.



This is just another way of avoiding paying the piper and as we all are beginning to say that paying the price of their investment strategies­, is enabling the rich to get richer whilst the poor get poorer.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, 18 December 2010

13 Products Most Likely To Made By Child Or Forced Labor (PHOTOS)


This has been going on for so long now we seem to accept it as everyday life and carry-on buying the goods that are sold as a consequenc­e. We are responsibl­e for lining the pockets of these companies, me as much as others but it is not the children that are being abused that need to be helped only, but the companies and organisati­ons, being allowed to carry on trading in parts of the world where government­s turn a blind eye.



It is these people that should be ashamed of their selves for child exploitati­on, but they put their corporate profits before the well being of a little child, l promise you this their time is coming.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Foreclosure Reform Deal With Banks Still Far Off: State Attorneys General


Why l have asked so many times have these type of deals not been enforced and of course the answer always is that someone cannot get richer at the extent of someone not getting poorer, if they become law or get the bill passed.



As l have said before on Huffpost l am neither from the US or fully understand their laws in comparison to the ones in the UK but one thing l have learned helping people with their debts for over 30 years, people get into debt due to want and there is always someone out there willing to make money out of their want.



It started so long ago with pecuniary interest a small amount and became as payday loans show extorinate credit bargaining, now even our local banks feel no pangs of guilt at getting their pound of flesh.



The way forward use the power we have and want less and only satisfy need with what we have in our pockets, while we give them the power to get us into debt they win, we lose everytime.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

FCIC Delays Report Despite Republican Opposition, Citing 'Very Powerful Interests' Seeking To Undermine Investigations


The fact that delay after delay keeps on affecting the decision, comes as no surprise as the people that want the investigation are few, whilst the ones that want it brushed under the carpet are many.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

"As Protectionism Hots Up" http://amplify.com/u/f7dt

"As Protectionism Hots Up"

As more nations are being told to conserve their market share and not rely on exports for their higher GDP a number of countries will create their own manufacturing base, whilst others who relied soley on services will suffer. Where do we stand well my opinion having sold off all access to our future prosperity all we have left is debt. What is your opinion?

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

President Barack Obama has said no nation should rely on exports to the United States for growth.

Mr Obama said countries with a large surplus must take steps to boost domestic demand - in an apparent reference to China and Japan.

It follows a G20 summit in Seoul, which highlighted disagreements among members over trade imbalances.

"There's no need to view trade, commerce or economic growth as zero-sum games, where one country always has to prosper at the expense of another."

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk
 

" How Simple It Is To Start A War " http://amplify.com/u/f7c2

" How Simple It Is To Start A War "

I read this article more than once as l felt it required at least a more in depth understanding of what was being said, but find it both bizarre and incredulous, that such a simple order could start World War 3, what is anyones else's opinion?

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

Singer James Blunt has told the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British soldier in Kosovo.

Mr Blunt said he was willing to risk a court martial by rejecting the order from a US General.

But he was backed by British General Sir Mike Jackson, who told him "I'm not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War 3".

Blunt was ordered to seize an airfield - but the Russians had got there first.

"The direct command [that] came in from General Wesley Clark was to overpower them. Various words were used that seemed unusual to us. Words such as 'destroy' came down the radio."

Asked if following the order would have risked starting World War 3, Blunt, who was a 25-year-old cavalry officer at the time, replied: "Absolutely. And that's why we were querying our instruction from an American general".

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk
 

" Conservative Noose Tightens On The Peoples Neck's" http://amplify.com/u/f7ad

" Conservative Noose Tightens On The Peoples Neck's"

As the real truth about what the government intends in welfare reform, many people that are not able to work due to circumstances beyond their control will be left high and dry. Now even parents with children and no husband or wife to help to support them will be hit, what is their next move as they tighten their noose of conservatism.

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

Under sweeping welfare reforms, claimants who refuse job or training offers could have their benefits stopped for up to three years.

Charities have warned it could lead to "extreme hardship" for some families.

Mr Duncan Smith said the sanctions would be less severe for parents but they would still lose some benefits.

See more at www.bbc.co.uk
 

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Homeowners Get The Boot For Bad Paperwork While Banks Get Millions For Same


The system of providing mortgages has not change since the first one was provided by provision of the first bank note that said " Pay The Bearer On Demand " this was not a guarantee but a credit note and so the lending of money had really begun in ernest.



As years progressed from full endowment mortgages through to low cost whereby not the whole amount was invested for the benefit of the client but only a portion of around 30% meaning a greater reliance on investment and interest rates being good enough to pay off their mortgage borrowing. But as we all know this was not the case and people were dupped into cashing in their policies by unscrupulous salesmen and very few ever came to maturity.



Instead the emphasis was based on profit and people got forgotten into the bargain and the banks became all powerful and able to build their own investment products and sell by branding them under various hedge funds, the people were blind to the truth until now.



Even though politicians make promise after promise to protect the people by putting in place tigher and tigher controls, but always leaving a hole to slip through for their friends. in the end the people pay and the rich get ever richer and we have to just grin and bear it, for now.



More soon on how to beat the banks at their own game.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

This is my first post on Amplify! myfirstpost as the Chinese increase use of our natural resources across the... http://amplify.com/u/e0wq
This is my first post on Amplify! #myfirstpost as the Chinese increase use of our natural resources across the world continues to grow ever more voracious people in other countries including Madagascar look on in dismay. This time it is not the precious minerals but wood for their floors and their beds. And as their opulence grows they have no scruples about using what ever makes their lives less Eastern and more like the people that in the West that they for so long have decried. How times have change in this world when we may one day - I am sorry to say see people in the West who will envy, their life styles. For anyone wanting to read the full story follow this link at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11626412 more soon. http://amplify.com/u/e0wq

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Blog Action Day 2010

Blog Action Day 2010

ITS THAT TIME AGAIN WHEN WE ALL NEED TO GET TOGETHER TO SUPPORT " BLOG ACTION DAY " THIS YEARS THEME IS " CLEAN SAFE WATER FOR MILLIONS" SO JOIN THE BLOGGER`S AND SIGN UP FOR THE CAUSE AND BLOG A DRINK FOR MILLIONS OF THIRSTY PEOPLE.

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Regulators Decline To Identify What Counts As 'Inordinately Large' Pay For Execs


The words " These People Are Paid Too Much " are uttered very often by the people that are jealous of what they have or would like to earn the same amount.



My personal feelings are on this subject that anyone is worth what they give to others and as l was told many a year ago their salt. The problem today is that people think that they should earn more for their job than someone else, in other words they are more important.



My view is we are all equal and nobody should judge anyone else by what they own or what they earn. As we all need each other to help the ones who get paid " Inordinately Large" pay as with out the lower paid slaving in their factories, businesses and banks they would not have such pay.



But nobody should earn these massive amounts at the expense of other people suffereing on low pay.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Job-Creation Idea No. 4: Put Those Young People To Work


This is a post that is very dear to my heart and relates to having been involved in providing work for people that are in debt and need some extra income to get themselves on the straight and narrow. A lot of other people that have been helped are also exceptionally well skilled and these skills l harness to help and guide young people to learn a skill, then provide them with a job.



The comments made in this post about being afraid of work as a fear seems to be more related to the fear of not having regular work, to enable them to keep a roof over their heads, even more than to put food on the table. Also some people would rather not lose the house they have a stake in than cut their debt and feed their family, they feel it is a step back ward in life.



Myself personally l have learned that to have a big house, car and possessions are not as important than all my bills are paid and l can sleep at night.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Greed, Money, Politics and Charity

To many so-called non profit organisation`s have set-up over the past years and allowed the gullible people to invest in to them believing that non-profit means " No profit at all " when setting up my organisation l called it not-for-profit as my intention was to end up with no profit at end of any financial year, by investing back into the people that helped me make the organisation a success.



These non-profit`s have achieved and make huge profits daily and invest a small amount of their profits back into more nonprofits and so forth and so on, some even add a vehicle to their group as a charity and this enables tax relief and spin offs.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, 20 September 2010

Just started using this new service on Firefox add-on`s try it out at http://www.amplify.com/

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Just added Seesmic Desktop 2 to be able share twitter, facebook, googlebuzz, ping, linkedin and more very soon. http://bit.ly/cxOZS5

Remembering 9/11 Through Poetry


I cannot truly understand how people felt that were there on that day 9 years ago but thought we need to understand through the media of poetry. This collection by John Lundberg says what l want to say especially the words by Deborah Garrison in her poem " I saw you walking" and speaks of walking in the aftermath and what was seen and felt.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, 6 September 2010

Joe Miller Campaign Funded By God, K Street


This type of politicking has all the ingredients of using their beliefs to pursued people that they are honest and worth donating their money to their campaign. It smacks at piousness and does not inspire me to vote for anyone like that.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Facebook-Faith


This article says exactly how l feel about the way religion should be presented to people allowing them a chance to put over their views and how they feel angry, happy or just fed-up of being told God will show us the way, with no one to show them anything. I have great faith and personally belief God does show us the way through teaching us about the problem, the question is do we really want to learn from our mistakes and help put things right by helping and guiding people to do more about helping other people.



Like you l have tested these theories and my conclusions are not yet fully formed but do believe that by what we personally do every day it makes a difference to the world around us and only when we are ready God will provide the way.



Great article by the way and liked your Facebook page look forward to debating you might like to try discus or intensedebate to get your thoughts across they share well on various sites.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, 4 September 2010

The Stock Market Rally Versus the World's Economic Fundamentals

This constant ups and owns of the stock market is as Robert states nothing to do with the economy, to generate a stable economy we need a market able to withstand the constant changes taking place. The building of any economic growth must take place when people feel secure in well paid jobs that reflect their professional skills.



What we have built in this world are employers with an eye on profit and not looking after their valued employees who actual make the growth possible in the first place. They need to put people first and provide not part-time jobs to save national insurance but utilise their profits to value their people as more important than the products, profit or even productivity.



Or one day they will have no people, products or profits to share with anyone including their investors that are mostly banks or rich people looking to make a quick buck.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Technology and the Katrina Recovery

Just wanted to share my thoughts about the human spirit this 5 years on since this disaster too place and how we adapt like animals in this kingdom, to changes in our lives. It always amazes me how we can feel about such an incredible disaster that took so many lives and then be able to gird our loins and get ourselves up and running in amazing ways. My personal belief has led me to a conclusion that this is the power of God in all of us spurring us on to put right what is so wrong, by moving in mysterious ways. That allows us from such a tragedy to recover and grow by mending our hearts and minds and enables us to see something good from something so bad.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Arizona Payday Lenders Leave State After Voters, Legislature Let High-Interest Loans Expire

Arizona Payday Lenders Leave State After Voters, Legislature Let High-Interest Loans Expire: "


These type of lending institutions are springing up all over the UK over the past few years and now due to the internet we have short-term lending institutions able to thrive and charge by providing loans for 7 days a massive loan interest upward of 2,467% APR but disguise it as just £75.00, some even add a hidden administration fee or front-end charge.


So great news and more of the states should follow suit as l pioneer my way in the UK of stopping as much illegal practices as possible.


The only way out of debt is good financial management advice given by honest people who charge nothing, as this only makes matters worse for the person in debt and is wrong. Help people out of debt not into debt and your business will grow as trust will exist within your everyday life.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost



" Great article care of HuffPost and well worth a read relating back to my post on pay day loans posted today courtesy of the Telegraph " look at the interest being charged is this usary or not ?

" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service 28/08/2010

Treasury Secretary Geithner — ‘Spinning’ Out of Control

Treasury Secretary Geithner — ‘Spinning’ Out of Control: "

I do not want to answer the figures quoted in your article Leo but to cover a more fundamental aspect of your article, namely that every week we are being told that things are improving but we see no evidence. The fact that these people like Tim Geithner believe their own hype has become even more evident when the cracks appear and become even larger fissures that by minting more from the Fed we cannot fill.


As we progress ever closer to the edge of this financial precipice we are being shown – what l truly believe we need to learn that the way we live our life has to change from profit to people first, that by making institutions more accountable with their profits and investing it back as a not-for-profit organisation should do we become more responsible as a bank, government or elected person, in charge of making peoples lives better and not lining our own pocket, with wages of sin.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

" This was an article l posted a while ago from our word press blog and is well worth reading more what Tim Geithner did not say not what he did say " Take a look and let me know your thoughts ?

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Existing Homes Sales PLUNGE To 15-Year Low

Existing Homes Sales PLUNGE To 15-Year Low: "Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.
July’s sales fell by more than 27 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. It was the largest [...]

Post from: Credit Cards Mojo

Existing Homes Sales PLUNGE To 15-Year Low

" Here is a follow-up to my comments on previous post "

" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service 28/08/2010

Housing Fades as a Means to Build Wealth, Analysts Say

Housing Fades as a Means to Build Wealth, Analysts Say: "Housing will eventually recover from its great swoon. But many real estate experts now believe that home ownership will never again yield rewards like those enjoyed in the second half of the 20th century, when houses not only provided shelter but also a plump nest egg.
The wealth generated by housing in those decades, particularly on [...]

Post from: Credit Cards Mojo

Housing Fades as a Means to Build Wealth, Analysts Say

" This is something that has been on the cards since the collapse in the US of the sub-prime markets, one reason being that hedge funds bet on the market rising but sold their investments on the basis of the market falling " Basically this means by investing in what the market will do next you make a killing providing you get it right and as an owner of any hedge fund will know you cannot lose as you have your information from both the seller and the buyer namely yourself. Also as the market nose dived and hedge funds took to being unable to borrow at such competitive rates in the money markets through bonds then your so-called nest egg was losing value and they were making hay while the sun shined.

Is is the home owners that keep the hedge funds in business and when it falls due to people not buying at the high prices then the market collapses and in so doing as it is the largest asset most people buy, the so called double dip recession will bit us all hard.

So my advice is to retract borrowing and do not pay the prices of the houses at present as you will become a loser in the nest two years.


" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service 28/08/2010

Government website to take on credit-card companies

Government website to take on credit-card companies: "

Credit-card users will be able to see if they are being ripped off at the click of a button using a government website set up to take on the banks.

"As long as this Government body has teeth and is not like so many a toothless or paper tiger we may see some progress in curbing credit card companies being able to wriggle out from their responsibilities and not always blaming the customer. Let us wait and see and l will update as matters proceed.

" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service 28/08/2010

Payday loans industry needs extra safeguards

Payday loans industry needs extra safeguards: "

Borrowers are becoming dependent on high-cost credit they cannot afford to repay, research published today reveals. People are turning to supposedly 'last resort' payday loan companies again and again, rather than using them only in emergencies, says the Government-funded consumer champion Consumer Focus.

" For many a year and too many to remember the fact that regulations in this country have become abused by so called companies providing what l can call bail-out funds for the mandatory 7 days or in the US they are called pay-check loans. Simply you can borrow at arm and leg rates an amount of up to £750.00 and you repay just x or y interest some as much as 2,367% APR or more in some case.

Back in the 80`s as a broker companies were charging door to door as much as 182% but now it is normal just to say words such as - only or just as a way to placate themselves for charging such extortionate rates of interest, just to make a buck.

The rules relating to extortionate credit bargaining need to be tightened up and as soon as possible and remember if it seems too good to be true it usually is and its hidden in the small-print virtually unreadable unless you use a magnifying glass. Its time to put on all loans advertising and agreements in large black letters " This Loan Can Damage You And Your Families Financial Health " - what do you all think out there in the blogger`s world ?

Remember the Latin for interest is usura " interest " originally meaning charging of interest " more at Wikipedia for anyone interested. I prefer to say being used as in the English translation and in this case it is you being used and they are the users.

" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service 28/08/2010

Profits up 40 per cent at Coventry BS

PROFIT BEFORE PEOPLE ITS TIME FOR PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT ?

Profits up 40 per cent at Coventry BS: "

Coventry building Society posted record results yesterday as its conservative business model enabled it to thrive despite the credit crunch. The UK's third largest building society reported a 40 per cent jump in underlying pre-tax profit to £46.5m for the six months to 30 June.

" Many years ago people invested into building a future in this country and saved for their future l was one that believed in a good quality reputable building society and Coventry Economic as it was once know grew to become Coventry Building Society and still provides a good rate of return for all its products together with being local and handy to pop-in and put that odd £10.00 in on a Saturday morning or pay day.

It seems so long ago that people preferred building to banking their hard earned cash but by saving a £ in those days when you needed to get that first home, you had a human face to talk too and not some obscured Mr Nobody who is called a bank manager by name only but would struggle with a piggy bank. Of course not to say that all bank managers or banks are the same, but it does seem that more and more are only interested in profit and not people.

" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service 28/08/2010

Bereaved face more financial difficulties, says debt charity

Bereaved face more financial difficulties, says debt charity: "

When people whose family member is bereaved and they leave behind heartache,debts and loss of an income, people get into debt trying to repay other peoples debts, some that they do not even know they had taken out. So often just by talking to people like us we can help to alleviate any problems by contacting your bereaved partners credit card and finance companies. You do not have too shoulder the problem yourselves.

It is then people need not too hide themselves away from the world and not answer letters from the credit card companies it is best to contact a good " Debt Management Services Counsellor " and receive advice on best way to manage your finances.

PLEASE NEED HELP OR GUIDANCE FREE OF ANY CHARGE OR TO BE SOLD MORE LOANS OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU DO NOT REQUIRE EMAIL US IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE AND WE WILL REPLY. PLEASE ALSO MARK YOUR EMAIL - ADAM CHRISTIAN DEBT MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND THANK YOU. IAN


The debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) says it has seen a
substantial rise in calls to its helpline from people struggling to deal
with debts after a bereavement.


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Bernanke soothes rattled markets

Bernanke soothes rattled markets: "Federal Reserve chairman boosted markets when he said the foundations for US
growth next year are present despite the recent slowdown."

Due to the ever growing debt problem this will be only a short respite as fears will become evident that chances of double-dip recession in the US is becoming more probable, as the only way to provide growth is by cutting debt and the only way to cut debt is by spending less. This may seem like l am telling people " How To Suck Eggs " but we need good financial management more than ever before it is too late. Please read the statement by Bernanke and let me know your thoughts ?

" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided by Ace News - 28/08/2010

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Franklin Graham, Evangelical Minister: Obama's 'Problem Is That He Was Born A Muslim' (VIDEO)


The fact that President Obama and his religious beliefs seem to have prevailed over this present situation more than the fact he was trying to bring forth a way for the Muslim Church to be built in an area that has thoughts related to terrorism and not to peace, has enabled us to forget the reason.



The news hounds and social media seem to have taken this fact of his Muslim connection and blown it out of all proportion and maybe to read this article and watch the video will lay to rest any speculation, but l feel that there is a lot more to this and it is related to vote catching. For anyone wanting to know more visit huffpost or follow this link and read the article for yourself. http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1546579,00.html



But my favourite part is of the article in 2006 states -



" My Father was almost entirely absent from my childhood, having been divorced from my mother when l was 2 years old; in any event although my father had been raised a Muslim by the time he met my mother he was a confirmed atheist ,thinking religion to be so much superstition"



Does this not speak for itself - look deeper do not guess and the answer is right in the

statement ?



MANY THANKS FOR TO HUFFPOST AND TIME FOR SHARING THIS LINK
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Nancy Pelosi Questions Opponents Of 'Ground Zero Mosque'


This has now become a way to politically bash President Obama and the Democrats as it is all about one-up-man-ship as usual. As l wrote on my news blog and Time`s Swampland the way we use any small tit-bit of information to denigrate this building of a Mosque is amazing to say the least.



Let us spare a thought and be sensitive to people who lost their love ones in the 9/11 disaster and consider their feelings first. Then in a calm reverent way approach the subject of what we believe is right and wrong and maybe reach a compromise that is suitable for all parties.



As l said in previous posts this is becoming a question of racism over common sense and is now about whether President Obama is a Muslim or not as if this really matters in the present scheme of things.



My final word on this subject is that Nancy Pelosi is right and we need to question but only if at the end we can reach some sort of conclusion.



An idea allow all faiths and creeds to build a place of worship and try to bring peace not war as remembrance to the place we call Ground Zero,as at present we actually do have O to be thankful for and the way we are going it will remain so for many years to come, do not bash try to build.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Treasury Secretary Geithner -- 'Spinning' Out of Control

I do not want to answer the figures quoted in your article Leo but to cover a more fundamental aspect of your article, namely that every week we are being told that things are improving but we see no evidence. The fact that these people like Tim Geithner believe their own hype has become even more evident when the cracks appear and become even larger fissures that by minting more from the Fed we cannot fill.



As we progress ever closer to the edge of this financial precipice we are being shown - what l truly believe we need to learn that the way we live our life has to change from profit to people first, that by making institutions more accountable with their profits and investing it back as a not-for-profit organisation should do we become more responsible as a bank, government or elected person, in charge of making peoples lives better and not lining our own pocket, with wages of sin.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Where's the Oil? Here, There, and Everywhere

I totally agree Georgianne as we need to get to the facts and people blind us with science - excuse the pun l follow the Ocean Doctor and the Environmentalist on Facebook and only comment as and when l feel it may be helpful or l have confirmation of the true story, as near as l can. As usual great posts keep up the good work. Ian
About Gas
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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The Tea Party Doesn't Care About Taxes

Great post Arianna,



I totally agree with the fact we can continue to blame all races and creeds and not look at the route of the problem, the way banks and financial institutions can still worm their way in and out of situations, to make sure they gain the upper-hand.



I will sound like George Elerick in a moment but we need a new way not a structure but a way to provide people in this world with equal opportunities for a job to enable them to put food on the table, clothes on their backs and a roof over their head. The way the structure is put together just bemoans the same rhetoric of ideas of how to put right what is wrong.



Simple the structure of banking and finance in this world, it has too many tentacles in too many pies.
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Sunday, 11 July 2010

Women Voters Will Choose Progress, Not Palin, This Election Cycle

The actual fact that actions of people like Palin could reverse the rights of women that were hard won by hard-liners back in the days of Emile Pankhurst who chained herself to the railings. As we now see Palin using the power of the media to promote herself image and hoping other like-minded women will follow her and vote for her.



The mere fact she may muster support as many women voters are disillusioned with any government that is man-led, it is heartening to hear from Stephanie Schriock and people reading this post that progress is uppermost in women`s minds and that Palin`s way of using facebook as a cudgel and media tool may well come unstuck with l hope limited consequences for women, who really want to make the world a better and safer place for them and their families.
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Saturday, 10 July 2010

Arizona Payday Lenders Leave State After Voters, Legislature Let High-Interest Loans Expire


I worked on offshore companies for many a year and during that time it was so easy to hide the way to set-up lending companies - simply buy off the shelf a name, add nominee solicitors and allocate a UK or US trading arm with its offices in the Isle of Man or similar and trade. Low or no taxation to speak off and no company officers to oversee what you are up to.



In some parts of the US you can become President, vice-president and secretary and own the company with shares in a trust, total control this is what needs changing first.
About Financial Crisis
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Arizona Payday Lenders Leave State After Voters, Legislature Let High-Interest Loans Expire


These type of lending institutions are springing up all over the UK over the past few years and now due to the internet we have short-term lending institutions able to thrive and charge by providing loans for 7 days a massive loan interest upward of 2,467% APR but disguise it as just £75.00, some even add a hidden administration fee or front-end charge.



So great news and more of the states should follow suit as l pioneer my way in the UK of stopping as much illegal practices as possible.



The only way out of debt is good financial management advice given by honest people who charge nothing, as this only makes matters worse for the person in debt and is wrong. Help people out of debt not into debt and your business will grow as trust will exist within your everyday life.
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Arianna On 'John King USA': Move Your Money, Support Your Community Instead Of Too Big To Fail


In days of long ago any bank was built to provide a service that would help people become able to buy their shop or home and banks were geared as land banks or agricultural institutions that provided help and guidance to enable people to profit, thus building a banking relationship built on trust - a word that was eroded by by dishonesty and greed of wanting more.



As people become greedy and banks saw the way to capitalise on their greed they came up with more and more ways to build products that took more profit and left people out in the cold.



So it is about time we reverted to smaller is better and geared the reason for building any bank is people first and profit second and for truth and honesty of all parties that are involved in the contracts that are enacted on the basis of faith.



So right behind you Arianna and lets gird as much support for taking the one thing the big-to-big-to-fail- banks value most their investors money and move it to smaller but equally secure institutions and look after their hard-earned money with emphasis on providing people with a secure future.
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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Financial Crisis Commission Turns Up Heat On Goldman Sachs: 'Nobody Here Believes You'


Are we seriously mean`t to believe that one of the 7 largest Wall Street Banks do not keep a separate record of what they call cash and derivatives. The mere fact that derivatives is basically a cash making business makes this ludicrous in the extreme, with the fact that the derivatives market is moving large amounts on cash from one sector to another daily and making vast profits.



The other factor not really brought out of this interview is that everyone should know exactly what percentage of upfront fees are taken before investment strategy is put in place and then what is the back-end cost to the investor. As with most cash-backed schemes by moving vast amounts of cash called simply derivatives into one area or other each time it is moved an upfront fee is charged this varies but can be high dependent on risk to the client.



Then once having risked a clients money and made money they can then remove the back-end charges based on the risk and make a further - killing at the expense of the investors.



It is simply a licence to mint their own incomes, read Leo Hinderys post relating to their earnings $900,000 per hour [ not a typo] he said then realise their true worth. Time to get some teeth and bite them where it hurts in the pocket.
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Wall Street's Answer to Unemployment

Good morning Leo,



You echo what l believe and have believed and spread the word to my followers for many years prior to the global financial crisis. We have accepted greed and called it business for many years and now we have youngsters on programmes like the Apprentice chaired by an ex-minister of the Labour Party as acceptable ways to earn money, even when they are blatantly lying our illustrious chairman praise`s their spirit to sell more and make him money, but forget ethics.



So by acceptance of this way of following these so called Gods - who know good and evil they as we know in Wall Street choose the latter not the former as one will make them rich and the other will make them honest with less.



So what is next - well we need to be more honest and tell people the truth based on how we treat our working population and not based on how we make greater profits from the sweat of other peoples brow.



If we live for today much longer there will be no tomorrow ?
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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Why Should We Trust the IMF?

The actually stupidity of trusting any organisation, fund or banking/financial institution that is hell-bent on destroying the infrastructure of our world is both fool-hardy at the least, but as Dean states in the title of his article. Why should we trust the IMF ? My answer would be simply only a blind-man in a fog would trust any world structure that has and is failing as we are not spending enough money to create jobs ? That is my question as an answer - when you say it does it not just seem ludicrous to the extreme that we can only survive by getting deeper into debt.



Take a look at a simple scenario if we do not buy goods no jobs more unemployed so more money need to be provided by the federal reserve and utilised for welfare benefits for the increasing unemployed. Then more people not paying federal taxes the less money for providing benefits for people who are elderly, disabled or in need.



So we then spend more money on imports as we do not produce any goods in this country and debts grow and greater debt less credit status and sooner than later everyone is in debt prices of property and assets fall.



Next well as with any company not making a profit - bankruptcy not a country but the world.
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Friday, 25 June 2010

Lincoln Amendment or Bust

The actual blatant abuse of selling " Naked CDS`s " has become the normal way of banking and the idea of actually helping the investment client`s to invest wisely in their bank the essence of banking, has become twisted to become a new way - simply called " How To Bank Unwisely And Help Us To Become Rich In The Process " this was caused by creation of their own products financial services products simply called Naked CDS`s and wow they made money using your money the taxpayers for them to squander.



So ban then now before they bankrupt the American banking system and leave people in dire straits.
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" Monthly Report On Real Economic Indicators for June 2010 "

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This is the pdf for the monthly report compiled by one of our many news sources.

So many thanks to " Democracy Corps at http://democracycorps.com/ for their article and for allowing us to share the details.

" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service

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" The Roving Giraffe News Report " provided through Ace News Service

Why the Wall Street-BP Double Standard?

The world is full of double standards that fill our coffers to overflowing but leave our hearts lacking in the feelings of becoming better people. The ecological disaster may on the surface seem more prevalent than the banking crisis as our instinct is for survival of people and animals also we need someone to blame, as it is on the surface for ALL to see.



Whereas the bankers have been able to hide their indiscretions in words of saying but we are investing for our clients and when found to be making millions of dollars, by manipulating the investment vehicle they reason it out with saying it was not my fault- the market change, it was worldwide consequences that caused the hedge funds to lose.



The BP scenario is not able to reason out the events it is clear as a pike staff on your face that they and they alone are responsible and anyone they contracted either first party, second party or even third party by contract, it is just how much can we mitigate our costs.



But in the end people lose out - be it investors or fishermen and small businesses - nobody gains with lies, manipulation and changing the facts. It cost the world its eco-system and people their hard earned incomes.



Time for a change l hear you say - but where do we go from here ?
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Financial Reform Bill Passes: Banks Keep Derivatives Units, Volcker Rules Softened; House-Senate Conference Passes Financial Reform Bill After Marathon Session


Even though this news is welcome, it has not addressed the major issue surrounding the derivatives market, this may as the article say enable banks to make massive profits for the other banks, but it also is and will be the downfall of the US banking industry.



By allowing no condoning the fact that it would cost the bankers billions of dollars to make changes has allowed a loop hole that bankers can capitalise on immediately and together with not curbing hedge funds it has watered down a bill and made it unable to control banks growth.



The mere facts speak for themselves and only a blind-man or woman could not see it, but as we all know it all comes down to political clout and manipulation of the facts, governed essentially by donations to the party.
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