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LEAKED: How the Biggest Banks Are Conspiring to Rip Up Financial Regulations around the World

LEAKED: How the Biggest Banks Are Conspiring to Rip Up Financial Regulations around the World
by Don Quijones
July 2, 2015

WikiLeaks got its hands on part of
the secret trade pact for services

By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.

It’s almost impossible to keep anything secret these days – not even the core text of a hyper-secret trade deal, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), which has spent the last two years taking shape behind the hermetically sealed doors of highly secure locations around the world.

According to the agreement’s provisional text, the document is supposed to remain confidential and concealed from public view for at least five years after being signed! But now, thanks to WikiLeaks, it has seeped to the surface.


According to the treaty’s Annex on Financial Services, we now know that TiSA would effectively strip signatory governments of all remaining ability to regulate the financial industry in the interest of depositors, small-time investors, or the public at large.

sordid details (lots more) HERE:

non-racist-confederate flag loving patriot sends love letter to AL City Councilman

A city councilman in Mobile, Alabama was shocked to discover that he received a horrifically racist letter from one of the “not-racists” who worship the Confederate battle flag. The letter was mailed to Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson, who posted it to his Facebook page.

“LOVE or HATE: You decide. It came to my office today,” Richardson, who is African-American, wrote. “My personal position is, I love everybody, everywhere, barring none. I’m under orders from God to do so. The umbrella I live under has room for haters.”


“i knew i was going to sing… i was just trying to figure out which key”

An amazing conversation with Valerie Jarrett on what has transpired in America over the last two weeks through the eyes of President Obama:


Charges possible against Charleston Church shooter’s associates

A joint state and federal investigation into the activities of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has widened to include other persons of interest, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing investigation.

The expanded scope of the investigation now includes people with whom Roof associated in the weeks before the June 17 shootings of nine African-Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the sources said. Roof, 21, of Columbia, is white.

Although it appears Roof traveled alone to and from Charleston on the day of the killings, it is possible others had some knowledge of what he planned to carry out, said the sources, who are not being identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation.

Investigators began to explore how much Roof’s associates knew, and when they knew it, after reviewing his cellphone and computer records, the sources said.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article26205988.html#storylink=cpy

Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime.

To wit:

—"Foreign-born individuals exhibit remarkably low levels of involvement in crime across their life course." (Bianca Bersani, University of Massachusetts, 2014. Published in Justice Quarterly.)

Citing Bersani's work, Pew Research created this graph, showing crime rates among the immigrant community.

"The crime rate among first-generation immigrants — those who came to this country from somewhere else — is significantly lower than the overall crime rate and that of the second generation," they write.

Since undocumented immigrants are more than a quarter of the immigrant population, it's nearly impossible that the overall-immigrant crime rate could be so much lower if the undocumented-immigrant crime rate were significantly higher.

— "There’s essentially no correlation between immigrants and violent crime."


'If climate change is real how do you explain frozen pizzas?'


Are you tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you. See bald eagles, coal mining, unpatriotic polar bears, politics and even a frozen pizza on this satirical Fourth of July episode of Climate Change Denier News. Happy birthday, America!


Important document from the desk of Mayor Bernie Sanders 1985.


All the news summed up in one image.

--- July 4, 1776 ---

Repukes KNOW what they like

The red line is Donald Trump after he insulted immigrants.
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