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Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It’s Not to Make Loans – by Ellen Brown, OpEdNews.com – “That is one reason banks try to attract depositors, but there is another, more controversial reason. In response to the 2008 credit crisis, the Bank for International Settlements (Basel III), the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Federal Reserve have limited the amount of wholesale deposits banks can borrow… The theory is that retail deposits are less likely to flee the bank, since they come from the bank’s own loyal customers. But as observed by Warren Mosler (founder of Modern Monetary Theory and the owner of a bank himself), the premise is not only unfounded but is quite harmful as applied to smaller community banks. A ten-year CD (certificate of deposit) bought through a broker (a wholesale deposit) is far more “stable” than money market deposits from local depositors that can leave the next day. The rule not only imposes unnecessary hardship on the smaller banks but has seriously limited their lending. And it is these banks that make most of the loans to small and medium-sized businesses, which create most of the nation’s new jobs.
George Soros Slams Putin, Warns Of “Existential Threat” From Russia, Demands $20 Billion From IMF In “Russia War Effort” – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – “It is high time for the members of the European Union to wake up and behave as countries indirectly at war… (They) should provide an immediate cash injection of at least $20 billion, with a promise of more when needed. Ukraine’s partners should provide additional financing conditional on implementation of the IMF-supported program, at their own risk, in line with standard practice… It is also high time for the European Union to take a critical look at itself. There must be something wrong with the EU if Putin’s Russia can be so successful even in the short term. The bureaucracy of the EU no longer has a monopoly of power and it has little to be proud of. It should learn to be more united, flexible, and efficient. And Europeans themselves need to take a close look at the new Ukraine. That could help them recapture the original spirit that led to the creation of the European Union. The European Union would save itself by saving Ukraine.”
Fed ‘plunge protection team’ desperately trying to prevent stock market crash before mid-term elections – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “To substantiate his claim, Crudele points to an Oct. 27, 1989, Wall Street Journal headline: “Have Fed Support Stock Market, Too.” The piece was written by Robert Heller… ‘It would be inappropriate for the government or the central bank to buy or sell IBM or General Motors shares,’ Heller wrote. ‘Instead, the Fed could buy the broad market composites in the futures market.’.. Crudele said that Heller was essentially suggesting that the Fed, or the federal government, buy major stock futures contracts that track and are capable of influencing the major market indices… Can’t have a market crash before an election, after all.”
Total War over the Petrodollar – by Marin Katusa, ActivistPost.com – “If Total doesn’t close the $27 billion financing it needs to move forward with the Yamal LNG project then we’ll know someone stepped in to prevent an attack on the petrodollar. The CEO of Total, before his death and his CFO were both strong supporters of Total raising the $27 billion in non US dollars and moving the project forward with the Russians. But, this could all change if the financing does not complete… How many other Western executives who dare to help Russia bypass sanctions—and turn it into an energy powerhouse—will die under suspicious circumstances?”
Canada and the War on Terror: The Ottawa Shootings, What Really Happened? – by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, GlobalResearch.ca – “The media coverage, the massive lockdown in Ottawa’s downtown core, and the national measures taken by the federal government created an atmosphere of panic in Ottawa and across Canada. Under this type of atmosphere, people can act unpredictability or abnormally and they are willing to make concessions to the government that they would not normally agree with making. In other words, when societies are gripped by fear many of their members are willing to forfeit their civil liberties and let them be stripped by the authorities.”
“MH17: The Cover-up Deal”: Dutch journalist publishes revealing book – by Linda Housman – IlaElAmam.com – “Also a promise had been made by the government. No stone should be left unturned, Dutch PM Rutte said on the day after the crash. But we still have not seen the other side of those stones. The government now responds to parliamentary questions about the facts behind the attack by saying: just wait for the results of the research. This might mean a very long time of waiting. In a year, the Research Council will publish a report which won’t say anything about the perpetrator, because that does not fit with the intent of the Council. The Public Prosecutor only mentioned that it has started the research and that they are looking for further information on a rocket. But there is no attention for real, structural, research problem created by this government.”
Medical Kidnapping Business: Judges Skirting the Law for Federal Funds – by Brian Shilhavy, HealthImpactNews.com – “It is very clear from this video that the first concern of the family courts is not justice, but federal funding. Judge Brain makes it clear that if they do not remove the child from the parent immediately, they will lose federal funding. Quote: ‘If you are removing a child, in a Contrary to the Welfare finding, that order is mandatory. If you do not make that finding whenever you remove that child from a placement, you’re forfeiting federal funds… The federal government says that if you did not make that (decision) right at the outset the first time through, you’re not going to get any federal money for those services, ever… CPS is going to have a kid they cannot pay for.’ (comment: Waah!).. As we have pointed out in another article (The Medical Kidnap Business: Bilking Medicaid), a child taken into state custody can have all of their medical care billed directly to Medicaid, and this alone represents an industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars nationwide. There are other funds also available for programs like foster care. Obviously, children with medical needs present the greatest amount of federal funds the state can receive per child.”
“Retaliation”: Feds Launch New Land Grab Targeting Bundy Family – Battle of Bunkerville 2: BLM to declare 1.8 million acres environmental protection zone – by Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com – “A federal land grab being imposed under the guise of environmental protection in Southern Nevada has been labeled an act of “deliberate retaliation” by Cliven Bundy, the rancher who was at the center of a standoff between BLM agents and armed militia groups earlier this year… On Sunday, the Bundy family posted a Facebook entry which asserted that, “the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people,” after it was announced that the feds intended to designate around 1.8 million acres of land around their Gold Butte range as critical to the environment.” – This from the “Federal Authorities” who detonated open-air nuclear tests in Nevada in the 50’s
Cops Threaten Dancers With Felony Arrest – for Dancing – Town’s heavy-handed crack down sets party organizer back $15k – by Adan Salazar, PrisonPlanet.com – ” ‘We were given a permit and then told by officers that we couldn’t have the dance, under threat of being taken to jail with a felony of inciting a riot,’ Keddington said, adding that the permit included awkward stipulations that would have been near impossible to comply with… “Things had been crossed out, and in hand was written, ‘no dance activity permitted,’” Keddington said. “On another page it was typed that the event must not be allowed to become a dance party due to random acts of dancing by patrons.’.. ‘Had this actually come to the city a month in advance, which we typically require for large-scale events (this requirement nowhere to be found in their ordinance), there wouldn’t have been an issue,” a spokesman for the city, Marc Mortensen, stated… ‘Do you want them to just ignore the law?’ Mortensen added, defending the town police’s crack down. ‘They were enforcing the law. That’s their job.’
Fight Rages for Teenager Isaiah Rider’s Freedom – Mother Commits “Cardinal Sin” Of Questioning Doctors – by Terri LaPoint, HealthImpactNews.com – “His mom wasn’t even able to say good-bye, and it was 24 days before she was even permitted to see him again. He was left all alone in a strange hospital in a strange town, in the custody of a state he didn’t even live in… They allegedly told him that his excruciating pain was all in his head. They also reportedly told the terrified teenager that he was not allowed to see his mom again. His family, friends, school, and girlfriend were back home in Missouri… When he was released from the hospital, he was placed in a foster home in one of the most dangerous communities in America, in a rough part of Chicago. Isaiah, who is not street smart, later told his family that he feared for his life, and had a gun pulled on him twice while there. He still reportedly has nightmares from it. The traumatized boy made a video from the foster home that he later uploaded to YouTube about his situation.
Govt. Researchers: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly, After All – by Sharyl Attkisson, SharylAtkisson.com – “The authors of the study admitted a bias going into the study. Here was the history as described to me: Public health experts long assumed flu shots were effective in the elderly. But, paradoxically, all the studies done failed to demonstrate a benefit. Instead of considering that they, the experts, could be wrong–instead of believing the scientific data–the public health experts assumed the studies were wrong. After all, flu shots have to work, right?”
IS uses intelligence to purge opponents – from Al-Monitor.com – “The policy of eliminating opponents as soon as they take over large areas is considered an established IS method that was adopted when it evolved in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. In addition to the security reasons, this technique is also based on IS’ extremist Salafist principles, which aim to purge the land of any opposition party, to create a unified Salafist community without religious or political differences.”
PA Shooter Frein: First Lone Gunman in Living Memory to Be Captured Alive – by 21stCenturyWire & RT.com – “31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein, a ‘war re-enactor’ actor portrayed by the media as a “right wing survivalist”, was charged in absentia with shooting a Pennsylvania State Trooper while wounding a second on Friday, September 12th, at the Blooming Grove, PA police barracks. A police state lockdown was instituted in the area immediately after the incident, along with a “shelter in place” notice that seems to be ever more commonplace in 21st century America… Fears were that Frein would end up like Dorner – dead in the woods and “cased closed”. His capture today should come as both a relief and a surprise – at least there is a higher probability that we might discover some truth about Frein’s story… Following Dickson’s death, authorities said they discovered Frein’s driver’s license near the scene of the crime, as well as a partially submerged vehicle and shell casings that linked him to the murder…’ – Plus, Frein left his weapon conveniently parked against a tree with its barrel in the dirt.
In Liberia, a Good or Very Bad Sign: Empty Hospital Beds – by Sheri Fink, NYTimes.com – “As of Sunday, fewer than half of the 649 treatment beds across the country were occupied, a surprising change in a nation where patients had long been turned away from Ebola units for lack of space… Now, new admissions to treatment centers are dropping or flatlining, the number of samples being submitted to Ebola laboratories has fallen significantly, and the percentage of people testing positive for the disease has dropped as well.”
NIH: ‘Vaccinate the Whole Country’ with Experimental Ebola Vaccine – from HealthFreedoms.org – “Meanwhile, Fauci is dropping nationalized vaccination comments like its no big deal – sure, he meant it for Africa, but is the plan to force vaccinations of an untested, live-virus vaccine on the entire U.S. population next?.. Interestingly, the people of West Africa have a strong disbelief in the reality of this Ebola crisis. They think that these Ebola outbreaks were caused by the United States Department of Defense, which was in the Ebola hot zones of West Africa performing bio-warfare research on Ebola and other viruses. They think that Ebola is so fake, in fact, that the people are now literally drenched in an ‘Ebola is Real’ campaign, where they can’t even take a phone call without being told that Ebola is real.”
Fed-Backed Study: How to Brainwash Public into Fearing “Climate Change” Like Ebola – $84K study seeks ways to make public fear “climate change and overpopulation” – by Kit Daniels, Infowars.com – And you tell me what the following means: ” “In addition to the issue-specific value of knowing more about risk perceptions related to the Ebola outbreak, findings from this project will inform the design of communication messages related to risk issues that are often perceived to be psychologically distant by the American public, such as climate change and overpopulation,” the study’s abstract states. “The specific mechanisms through which the study variables influence risk communication behaviors will also inform communication campaigns aimed at encouraging greater public engagement with risk information… ‘In doing so, the proposed research will integrate theory from social psychology and risk communication to explore the utility of psychological distance in informing public communication about emerging public health risks.’ ” – a bargain at only $84K…