3 Jul 2014

Caught Rigging Gold And Dark Pools, Barclays Banksters Beg To At Least Keep FX Manipulation

Tyler Durden's picture 2014 has not been kind to Barclays: first, the UK bank proved countless goldbugs right when it was first caught rigging the gold market (the first documented case, not the last) and a few short weeks later, the New York Attorney General crucified the bank for misleading its Dark Pool clients, and letting their order flow be, quite lucratively, front run by "aggressive" predatory algos - something it explicitly had stated it won't allow. So with one after another revenue stream crashing before its eyes, what is the Chairman of the scrambling bank to do? Why beg to at least keep the FX manipulation going.

Google Has Received 250,000 Article Removal Requests As Internet Censorship Takes Off In Europe

In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston’s arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.
He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.
- From George Orwell’s 1984

By Michael Krieger: The reason Big Brother and his band of technocrat authoritarians spend so much time and effort erasing history in the classic novel 1984, is because they are a bunch of total criminals and they know it. Their grip on power is made so much easier if the proles are kept ignorant, confused and in the dark. This strategy is not just fiction, it is the philosophy of tyrants and authoritarians throughout history.

Anti Feminist Dr. Tara Palmatier - #ICMI14

Paul Elam: Dr. Tara Palmatier was grossly mischaracterized by Jessica K. Roy of Time magazine. Here's what she really said and what her presentation and slides were really about.

All Hail the Blockchain! - Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with Joel Dietz and Simon Dixon

"A poo has been laid in Barclays bank UK."
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ask, "What financial system ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what banking system can preserve it's liberties if the bankers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" And while many billionaires and plutocrats worry that the pitchforks are coming, Max and Stacy suggest that the revolution is already well under way, as crypto, blockchain and peer to peer technologies and systems have put a pitchfork in the corrupt financial system.

How NSA Tracks All German 'Tor' Users As 'Extremists' - XKeyscore Exposed

RT: The NSA has been revealed to mark and consider potential "extremists" all users of the internet anonymizer service Tor. Among those are hundreds of thousands of privacy concerned people like journalists, lawyers and rights activists.
Searching for encryption software like the Linux-based operating system Tails also places you on the NSA grid, as Lena Kampf, Jacob Appelbaum and John Goetz revealed on the German site Tagesschau. The report is based on analysis of the source code of the software used by NSA’s electronic surveillance program XKeyscore.
Tor is a system of servers, which routes user requests through a layer of secured connections to make it impossible to identify a user’s IP from the addresses of the websites he/she visits. The network of some 5,000 is operated by enthusiasts and used by hundreds of thousands of privacy-concerned people worldwide. Some of them live in countries with oppressive regimes, which punish citizens for visiting websites they deem inappropriate. 
But merely visiting Tor project’s website puts you on the NSA’s red list, the report says. But more importantly it monitors connections to so-called Directory Authorities, the eight servers, which act as gateways for the entire system.

Galgebra: Misandric EU Should Stop Cooking The Sexist Numbers

By A few months ago, the European Union released a report based on an EU-wide survey that purports to show a huge problem with extensiveviolence against women in the 28 nations that comprise the EU.

The report has a plethora of issues, starting with the fact that it mentions internet service providers as institutions that must be involved in combating violence against women—a suggestion that, when it comes from the EU, is a reason to be concerned.

But while it would take a book to explain all that’s wrong with this report, we will focus on the sole claim that 1 in 20 women over the age of 15 in the EU has been raped. What we’ll do is take the raw data and try to reach the same number. Moreover, we will use all the feminist assumptions in our attempt to reach the same result using the raw data in several countries. Trigger warning: There will be some oppression since we will be using mathematics.
The feminist assumptions, the approximations, and the methodology

#ICMI14: Senator Anne Cools - Men's Rights Activist

"There is another concept that has wreaked havoc on us. ...We are never to underestimate the sense of protection that men feel for women because I can tell you, I have seen, in bill after bill being passed with all the men agreeing because they were told this bill was needed to protect women." Senator Anne Cools

Destroying The Banksters With Crowd Funding And Bitcoin

WeAreChange: In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to American broadcaster, film maker and host of the Keiser Report on RT Max Keiser. The two discuss the possibility of bitcoin and crowdfunding making the current banking system obsolete.

US Doctrine Of Power Grave Threat To Humanity

The US foreign policy is shaped based on the interests of the few in power at a terrible cost to the world population, says Noam Chomsky.
Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: In an article published on tomdispatch.com on Tuesday, the veteran US intellectual slammed Washington’s so-called security concerns, a great deal of which have been justified for the public by “the Russian threat” in the 20th century.
Chomsky noted that the US continued its interventionist policies “much as before,” even when the excuse disappeared with the fall of the Soviet Union back in 1989, questioning Washington’s real motives in establishing “security”.
“It was pretty much the same as before, although with new pretexts.  It was, it turned out, necessary to maintain a military establishment almost as great as the rest of the world combined and far more advanced in technological sophistication — but not for defense against the now-nonexistent Soviet Union. Rather, the excuse now was the growing ‘technological sophistication’ of Third World powers,” Chomsky wrote.
At the time, the US maintained “intervention forces targeting a crucial region [the Middle East] where the major problems ‘could not have been laid at the Kremlin’s door.’”
Elsewhere, Chomsky argued that Washington’s primary concern has been maintaining the security of state power from the population,” rather than security “in the normal sense.”

Freedom From Religion! But Not From Govt Or The 'F' Word?...

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"Free weed and condoms on the job?"

India’s Central Bank Will Sell Gold On The Market In Exchange For Gold At The Bank Of England

By Michael Krieger: India’s gold policy over the last several years is about as dysfunctional as any government policy I have ever seen, and that’s saying a lot. In a nutshell, Indians were buying too much gold for their government’s comfort, so the “authorities” stepped in with duties and import restrictions in an attempt to stifle the trade. So smuggling soared.
Fast forward to today. It appears the government has finally realized they can’t stop their citizens penchant for gold, so they have decided to dump central bank gold onto the market. What is incredible to me is that they are justifying this with a so-called “swap” into phantom gold at the Bank of England. The favored global hub of shady, rent-seeking, banker oligarchs.

What’s even more interesting about this is the fact that so many Central Banks seems to be swapping or selling their gold to Western interests. Most notably Ecuador selling to Goldman Sachs.
Now from Reuters:
MUMBAI, July 2 (Reuters) – India’s central bank said on Wednesday it has sought quotes from banks to swap gold in its own vaults for international-standard gold, aiming to improve the management of its reserves.

Facebook Mind Control Experiments Linked To DoD Research On Civil Unrest

RT: Facebook's experiment on over half-a-million unsuspecting users has taken a new twist with the revelation that a researcher connected to a Department of Defense-funded program to use the military to quell civil unrest also participated in the study.
Social media sites exploded over the weekend after it was revealed that Facebook, no stranger to controversy of late, secretly manipulated posts being seen by nearly 700,000 users in 2012 in order to allow researchers to study how emotional states are transmitted over the platform.

Results of the week-long study conducted by researchers at Facebook, Cornell University, and the University of California appeared in the June edition of the journal 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists' (PNAS) under the rather insidious title, Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks’.