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|1/14/2016 - Are banks in the world's great Western powers (and one superpower) preparing to confiscate your accounts in order to quench their insatiable appetites for your private property (i.e., your money)? That's very likely coming to a bank near you soon, says one observer.
Seasoned journalist financial...|
|12/18/2015 - Around 46 million Americans now regularly depend on food banks and soup kitchens to keep themselves and their families from going hungry.
That figure accounts for one-out-of-seven people in the United States, and the need for these facilities is growing – despite the alleged current 'economic...|
|10/30/2015 - Few could have envisioned it even just a few years ago, but it's happening now, and on an ever-widening scale. More big U.S. banks are shunning cash, because the banking system has become so dependent on other "assets" that large cash deposits actually pose a threat to their financial health, according...|
|8/15/2015 - Five years after the Obama administration and Congress passed "financial reforms" aimed at "reining in" banks once deemed "too big to fail," three top Democrats are accusing a federal housing authority of quietly changing finance rules in order to shield two recently convicted banks.
|7/17/2015 - Some last-minute deal-making to ensure that Greece's bailout debt is fully repaid is not likely to sit well with the Greek electorate.
A week ago, voters in Greece overwhelmingly rejected a deal, rebuffing European leaders who were demanding new austerity measures and a piece of Greece's soul.
|7/13/2015 - I've recently come to understand how Bitcoin is a far more important breakthrough than I ever realized -- a breakthrough with tremendous implications for your own future in a world where bank-created debt is collapsing by the day.
A quick backgrounder: I've always been 100% in support of peer-to-peer...|
|7/5/2015 - Every time a government seeks to commit some great evil upon the People, it uses extreme fear tactics to accomplish that goal. Terrorizing the population has become such a useful tactic for scaring the population into obedience that governments now routinely resort to terrifying the public on every...|
|6/29/2015 - The bank holidays have begun in Greece as the banks are now shuttered for the entire coming week. As Sky News reports, "The drastic move comes after people rushed to withdraw their cash amid panic ahead of the referendum on bailout terms."
Greek citizens are now "hoarding gasoline and groceries,"...|
|6/22/2015 - Several top kingpins behind the global financial collapse of 2008 have reportedly agreed to plead guilty for their sinister crimes, but under one major condition: that they won't actually be held legally culpable. Five of the world's largest banks -- Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays PLC, the Royal...|
|5/21/2015 - There is an echo chamber of economic elitists, corporatists and officials forming to eliminate physical money in favor of creating a digital means of engaging in commerce that governments would control.
One of the latest examples is Jim Leaviss, head of retail fixed interest at M&G Investments, who...|
|5/14/2015 - The globalists' war on cash is continuing as Australia is set to actually begin taxing physical monetary holdings - in other words, savings.
According to Martin Armstrong of financial advisory firm Armstrong Economics, the compulsory savings tax to be implemented by the continent Down Under is part...|
|4/18/2015 - The weakest nations in the Eurozone continue to get weaker, financially, and it seems there is no end in site as the entire continent's economy remains moribund, save for industrial Germany.
Nowhere is the economy worse than in Greece, where the socialist government has threatened to nationalize...|
|3/26/2015 - Since the Great Recession of 2008, something strange has been happening to the country's financial sector, and banking in particular. As in, there is little about the sector that resembles "banking" these days, at least in the sense that most Americans understand it.
Even before 2008, Americans were...|
|3/25/2015 - The European equivalent of the Federal Reserve (a private central bank that's been criminally looting the American people for more than 100 years with fake fiat currency) recently opened its doors in the German city of Frankfurt, and the mainstream media is already hard at work churning out propaganda...|
|3/23/2015 - Have the big banks stopped being banks? If you believe the banking insiders speaking in their own words, then you would have to conclude the answer is yes.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, Niels Storm Stenbaek, chief economist at the Danish Bankers Association, said this: "Banks don't have...|
|3/19/2015 - Europe's biggest economy has problems of its own, but like the other problematic economies of the European Union, they were decades in the making.
Protests in Frankfurt, Germany, over "austerity" measures called for by the EU's Central Bank have turned violent, according to local reports which said...|
|3/17/2015 - Here at Natural News, we have often advised our readers to diversify their assets, because in a time of economic crisis, it just doesn't make any sense to keep all of your financial eggs in one basket.
One of the ways to accomplish diversification of your portfolio is to not put all of your assets...|
|2/9/2015 - In the face of an uncertain future, it appears that more Americans than ever are keeping at least some of their savings in the form of cash. And among those who have cash savings, more than half are choosing not to store their finances in bank vaults or safety deposit boxes, but rather in secret locations...|
|1/9/2015 - Russia's economic crisis continues to worsen as 2015 begins, with its bank bailout having now been expanded to include Gazprombank, the nation's third-largest lender. On Dec. 31, OAO Gazprombank confirmed that it would receive more than $700 million in aid as the Kremlin scrambles to protect the country's...|
|2/4/2014 - Champions of states' rights may have even more to get excited about as the federal government announces plans to back off and allow cannabis businesses in Colorado and Washington to access and use banking institutions. Politico.com reports that the Obama administration will soon unveil updated federal...|
|12/9/2013 - Food banks or food pantries are non-profit charitable organizations that find ways to collect, store and distribute free food to the truly needy.
Most who help out are volunteers, and their funding depends largely on the government, non-government foundation grants, businesses and individual donations....|
|12/5/2013 - Many younger Americans may find this shocking, but once upon a time, banks actually paid you to deposit money.
Money deposited in savings accounts earned a decent amount of interest every month, because it was the bank's way of thanking you for your business; sound deposits boosted a bank's overall...|
|11/2/2013 - The federal food stamp program known as the "Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program" (SNAP) has now been cut by a small amount -- just $36 / month for a family of four. But even this tiny reduction in a national entitlement program is causing shockwaves across the nation as food banks scramble...|
|10/10/2013 - As the government shutdown grinds on with no end in sight, as President Obama continues to vow not to negotiate with House Republicans over raising the debt ceiling limit and funding Obamacare, many of the nation's biggest banks are stockpiling cash for ATM machines in case the public becomes panicked...|
|7/2/2013 - "Insanity" is a term that best describes the large and growing American Nanny State, but there are varying degrees of insanity within it. For example, Nanny State insanity is compounded in states - say, California for instance - where unrestrained progressive liberalism has so influenced the lawmaking...|
|3/22/2013 - As you may have suspected, there's far more to the Cyprus bank crisis story than meets the eye. It turns out the shutdown of Cypriot banks has caused a large-scale financial shutdown of the Russian government which uses Cyprus banks for most transactions.
On top of that, the EU central bank (ECB)...|
|2/5/2013 - Chicago is infamous for its mob-style governing mentality, and current Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing what he can to carry on that tradition. Thwarted by a federal appeals court in December which ordered the state legislature to make concealed carry in Illinois happen within six months, Emanuel is attempting...|
|1/31/2013 - You probably haven't heard much about it from the mainstream media, but the latest figures released by the privately-owned Federal Reserve (FED) indicate that America's largest banks saw record cash withdrawals during the first full week of January 2013. As reported by Bloomberg Businessweek and scant...|
|9/24/2012 - Spain appears poised to become the next Greece in the ongoing European Union (EU) implosion, as Spaniards are withdrawing record amounts of funds from Spanish banks to avoid a potential insolvency situation. According to the New York Times (NYT), the equivalent of $94 billion was withdrawn from Spanish...|
|9/22/2012 - Across the United States, more and more people are opting out of the banking system, according to a report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
According to the report, 821,000 households (approximately 17 million people) were without a single bank account from 2009 to 2011. Those numbers place...|
|9/11/2012 - The financial collapse of the Eurozone may be upon us. This Wednesday, September 12, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany must decide whether it is legal for Germany to participate in the financial bailouts of other nations in the Eurozone.
The court has been inundated with tens of thousands...|
|9/6/2012 - The "War on Terror" is a complete fabrication. There is no terrorism other than what the government creates in order to sell its agenda of a police state takeover. Click here to read Paul Craig Roberts' article that lays this out in brilliant detail.
The CDC's war on West Nile virus is also a complete...|
|8/15/2012 - Is the nation and the world headed for another financial meltdown? You would think so, judging by what U.S. banks have been told to prepare for by regulators.
According to documents obtained by Reuters, officials from the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have...|
|5/11/2012 - There's plenty of economic uncertainty to go around these days, and most of us know that the banking industry has taken it on the chin these past few years. But is it so bad that it's time to start stuffing mattresses with cash? Yes, say an increasing number of Americans.
As the economic morass continues...|
|12/13/2011 - Americans were assured that congressional financial reform legislation passed in the wake of the 2008 credit and monetary crisis would end the concept of banks and financial institutions being "too big to fail", and thus, end any possibility of another massive taxpayer bailout if those same institutions...|
|12/3/2011 - To say fractional reserve banking is bad is like saying that fire is bad - it's kind of silly for its simplistic assumption. The relevant question is: what are you using it for? Morally, who has committed the greater offense: the farmer who uses loan money to purchase toxic pesticides to spray over...|
|11/30/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|11/29/2011 - After years of working diligently to raise the alarm on the precariousness of the global financial system, it has become clear to me that most people still do not grasp the reality of where our global financial system really stands. We are on the verge of a systemic financial implosion that could very...|
|10/25/2011 - More than five million US homeowners and counting have had their homes foreclosed upon by banks since the "economic crisis" first began several years ago. But the Massachusetts Supreme Court recently ruled that the vast majority of the foreclosures that took place in the Commonwealth (and likely in...|
|4/26/2010 - Billions of dollars from the illegal drug business was the only thing that kept the global financial system from collapsing at the height of the banking crisis just over a year ago, according to the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime.
"In many instances, the money from drugs was the only...|
|2/16/2009 - This is not the first time a recession or a depression has occurred. It is an event that happens again and again, a recurring problem, which has yet to be solved. It is unlikely Congress will be able to solve this problem on its own. Senator Byron Dorgan recently admitted that Congress does not understand...|
|2/2/2009 - Every day there is news of jobs lost and businesses closing. These lost jobs and closed businesses are not being replaced by new jobs and businesses. Unemployment is increasing. Only two years ago our situation was not like this. What has changed? Why are we heading steadily into a depression? What...|
|1/20/2009 - Banks loan us money they create out of nothing. Not only is this a scam, but it is outlawed by the Constitution, although our government allows this criminal activity. This activity is at the heart of our unsound money system, which is the direct cause of our nation`s current economic collapse. To reverse...|
|1/6/2009 - Contrary to widely held belief, banks, not the government, create money. It is also widely believed that banks practice "fractional-reserve lending." This is totally false. Banks do not keep reserves. Not only do banks not keep reserves it is impossible for them to do so.
Money comes in two separate...|
|12/24/2008 - The Federal Reserve has announced it is lowering the federal funds interest rate to between 0.00% and 0.25%. This means it will now be even easier for banks to create new money. When banks borrow money from the Federal Reserve, the Fed is not lending them money it has saved. The Fed is creating entirely...|
|9/27/2008 - This is an important analysis and update on the financial bailout situation. It was posted first to our Mindful Wealth Email List (see below).
ANALYSIS and PREDICTIONS*:
* See financial disclaimer at the end of this article...
1. The financial bailout will be approved
Lawmakers are privately...|
|10/26/2003 5:58:21 PM - Believe it or not, there's a bill pending in the Senate that would block States from protecting the privacy of consumers. A chief supporter of this bill is Citigroup, the banking conglomerate, according to this story.
In a hilarious act of "making it personal," a group that's in favor of tighter...|
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|10/21/2003 11:16:20 AM - When you try to open an account at Wells Fargo, they work up a customer "profile" and try to figure out how to sell you every financial instrument under the sun, from company loans and house loans to higher fee checking accounts. And that's all before they take your fingerprint, which is now apparently...|
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