How the Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance and Agriculture

By Dr. Mercola “How Big Oil Conquered the World” is a brilliant piece of investigative journalism presented by James Corbett,1 revealing the immense extent to which the oil industry has shaped and is ruling the world as we know it. “From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is impossible to think of an area of our modern-day lives that is not affected by the petrochemical industry.  The story of oil is the story of the modern world. And this is the story of those who helped shape that world, and how the oil-igarchy they … Continue reading How the Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance and Agriculture

An Expert That Correctly Called The Last Two Stock Market Crashes Is Now Predicting Another One

What I am about to share with you is quite stunning.  A well-respected financial expert that correctly predicted the last two stock market crashes is now warning that we are right on the verge of the next one.  John Hussman … Continue reading An Expert That Correctly Called The Last Two Stock Market Crashes Is Now Predicting Another One

European Leaders Promise The Greek Debt Crisis Will Be Resolved One Way Or Another On Sunday

The wait will soon be over.  Greece submitted a final compromise plan to its eurozone creditors on Thursday, European finance ministers will meet on Saturday to discuss the proposal, and an emergency summit of all 28 EU nations on Sunday … Continue reading European Leaders Promise The Greek Debt Crisis Will Be Resolved One Way Or Another On Sunday

JP Morgan hacked: 76 million households affected

Reuters / Brendan McDermid More than half of all households in the United States were affected by a data breach that occurred earlier this summer, JPMorgan Chase revealed on Thursday. The names, addresses, and numbers of millions of affected bank clients were stolen by hackers. The largest bank in the country said in a regulatory filing that 76 million households and seven million businesses had their data compromised – including names, email addresses, home addresses, and phone numbers. Read more at RT News Continue reading JP Morgan hacked: 76 million households affected

Argentine president hints at US plot to remove her

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Reuters/Marcos Brindicci) Argentina’s economy may be stagnating, with the peso in freefall, however President Cristina Kirchner believes she faces an even bigger problem. Relations with the US have hit rock bottom and she says Washington may even want to get rid of her. Kirchner has been locked in a war of words with the United States concerning the restructuring of the country’s debt payments, following Argentina’s record $100 billion default in 2001. “If something was to happen to me, nobody should be looking to the east, but to the north after the things that … Continue reading Argentine president hints at US plot to remove her

Nearly $1bn already spent on US military campaign against ISIS

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning of September 23, 2014. (Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew) The US-led military operation against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants has likely so far cost between $780 and $930 million, according to an estimate by Washington-based think tank specializing in defense issues. The estimate is part of a report attempting to forecast how much the operation might cost in the future. It was published on Monday by the Center for Strategic … Continue reading Nearly $1bn already spent on US military campaign against ISIS

Russia slams US sanctions, says counter-measures ‘won’t take long’

Building of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Moscow’s Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square (RIA Novosti / Maksim Blinov) Russia’s Foreign Ministry has slammed the latest round of US sanctions over Ukraine as “another hostile move.” Moscow said that this will not change the country’s position, and added that imposing “counter-sanctions will not take long.” The Foreign Ministry accused the US of adopting a confrontational course toward Russia. “It’s the US that is banking on the escalation of Ukraine’s internal conflict and pressing Russia with sanctions,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that this comes after a ceasefire has been reached … Continue reading Russia slams US sanctions, says counter-measures ‘won’t take long’

Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18. Recent polls indicating pro-union and independence camps are neck and neck have rocked British financial markets and pushed the pound to its lowest value since November. RBS, which has been based in Scotland since 1727, claimed it would be “necessary to re-domicile the bank’s holding company” because of“a number of material uncertainties arising from the Scottish referendum vote.” In a statement, the bank claimed independence could have a bearing on “credit ratings, … Continue reading Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Are Intercepting Calls All Over The US

Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week, according to a report in Popular Science. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts.  Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, used ESD’s CryptoPhone 500 to detect 17 bogus cellphone towers. ESD is a leading American defense and law enforcement technology provider based in Las Vegas.  With most phones, these fake communication towers are undetectable. But not for the CryptoPhone 500,  a customized Android device that is disguised as a Samsung Galaxy S III but has … Continue reading Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Are Intercepting Calls All Over The US

Bank of America agrees to record $17bn settlement over mortgage fraud

America’s second largest lender has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with US federal authorities for selling toxic mortgages misleading investors, the Justice Department said Thursday. “This historic resolution – the largest such settlement on record – goes far beyond ‘the cost of doing business,’” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement posted on the US Justice Department website on Thursday. The bank will pay out $9.65 billion in cash and $7 billion for consumer relief – such as modified home loans and refinanced mortgages. “Under the terms of this settlement, the bank has agreed to pay $7 billion in relief to struggling … Continue reading Bank of America agrees to record $17bn settlement over mortgage fraud

Investment Guru Warns: “The Market Is Very Crash-Prone… Very Fragile”

Ahead of the collapse of 2008 well known investment manager Bill Fleckenstein warned that real estate and stocks were headed for a crash. He positioned himself and his clients to absorb the brunt of the imminent hit that was coming to financial markets. Unlike the millions of people who saw some 40% of their wealth vaporized by mid-2012, Fleckenstein survived and actually profited by betting against the official propaganda. And though most Americans have likely bought into the government’s recovery narrative, Fleckenstein isn’t convinced and he’s sounding the alarm once again. In an interview with Eric King of King World News, Fleckenstein warns … Continue reading Investment Guru Warns: “The Market Is Very Crash-Prone… Very Fragile”