Monthly Archives: May 2017

Foreclosure Mills Don’t Know Their Client

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If a lawyer goes into court claiming he represents X when in fact he never had any contact with X, was never retained by X and is not being paid by X, he is misrepresenting his status and that of X. The fundamental problem is that the lawyer has shown up without a client and X is not present. In judicial states this is simply a matter of jurisdiction or lack thereof. With X not there as Plaintiff there is no case to be decided.

When a lawyer files a notice of appearance but does not appear, it has its own consequences on the lawyer (Sometimes) and certainly on the party designated as the Plaintiff (A designation that is in most cases FALSE.)

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Judge Anna to Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions: Clean up the court system, release the Bundy’s and Judges

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From: Anna von Reitz [mailto:avannavon@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:13 PM
Subject: Donald J. Trump and Jeff Sessions 3.0

May 25, 2017

President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

US Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20530

Dear President Trump and Attorney General Sessions:

This may be helpful to resolve— both in terms of coming to a peaceful resolution of our intergovernmental understandings, and in terms of getting the court system in this country working as it should again.  A country without justice and without an honest court system can never be great again, so let’s start there.

Back in 1994 this information passed over my desk and when a friend mentioned it to me this morning, I had reason to recall it and paw through the archives to find the 1994 US Government Manual, at page 390, where it says that

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Africa is Plundered for Billions Each Year, Research Confirms.

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Mineworkers take part in a march at Lonmin

The study notes the neo-colonial role that Western governments and international organizations have in “pushing economic models that fuel poverty.”

Underdeveloped, or overexploitated? Against the narrative that Western aid “helps” poverty in Africa, a new study shows that the pillaging of Africa by Western economic interests is still the major source of poverty. A coalition of UK and African-based development campaign groups published research on Wednesday that indicates that Africa has an annual financial deficit of over US$40 billion in capital leaving the continent each year, the Guardian reported.

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As Brazil Faces Crisis, IMF Suggests Neoliberal Austerity

The research claims that approximately US$203 billion flowed out of the country in 2015 in the form of repatriated profits of multinational corporations, money moved into tax havens, and costs imposed by climate change adaptations. This massive outflow of capital from the historically colonized continent far exceeds that which flows into it, which according…

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How to Build an Alternative to Capitalism

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How Do We Build Movements That Can Win

Naomi Klein (2017)

In this presentation, Naomi Klein  outlines the strategy she feels grassroots activists need to pursue to resist the growing attacks on working people while building build a genuine alternative to post industrial capitalism. It’s very similar to the one Kali Akuna proposes (see Don’t Just Fight, Build).

While she begins by focusing on climate change, she heavily emphasizes that environmentalists alone can’t solve the crisis of catastrophic climate change – that it will require a large diverse coalition of activists organizing around a broad array of environmental and social justice issues. While she doesn’t state directly that it’s impossible to prevent climate change under capitalism, this is strongly implied.

Another concept Klein stresses is the importance of radical ideas in creating the conditions for major reform. She gives the example of the calls for socialist revolution following the…

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DAS KAPITAL: The Keynesian Cult Has Failed, “Emergency” Stimulus Is Now Permanent – By Charles Hugh Smith

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Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.ca

“…Can we finally admit that eight years of following the Keynesian coloring-book plan have not just failed, but failed spectacularly, and not just failed spectacularly, but made the economy even more vulnerable and fragile, as more and more future income must be devoted to service the skyrocketing debts?”:

The Keynesian Cult Has Failed: “Emergency” Stimulus Is Now Permanent – By Charles Hugh Smith

Can we finally admit that eight years of following the Keynesian coloring-book have not just failed, but failed spectacularly?
What do we call a status quo in which “emergency measures” have become permanent props? A failure. The “emergency” responses to the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008-09 are, eight years on, permanent fixtures. Everyone knows what would happen if the deficit spending, money-printing, zero interest rates, shadow banking, asset purchases by central banks and all the rest of the Keynesian Cult’s program stopped: the…

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David Stockman Sounds The Alarm – Fiscal Bloodbath and Market Crash to Occur “Between August and November”

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Source: SHTFplan.com, by Daniel Lang 

As time goes on, it’s becoming abundantly clear that Trump isn’t going to be able to prevent a major financial crisis in this country. Depending on your beliefs, that’s either because he’s inept in some way, or because he’s being hamstrung by a political system that’s determined to keep our nation on the same unsustainable path. Whatever the case may be, it seems that there is no way that we can change course at this point. We’re headed for a financial crisis, and it’s going to happen sooner rather than later.

That’s also the opinion of David Stockman, a former Congressman and director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan. In this interview with USA Watchdog, he reveals why the market rally that broke out after the last election, “was the greatest sucker’s rally we have ever seen.” He also explains…

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Remote South Pacific island has highest levels of plastic rubbish in the world

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-05-16/plastic-pollution-on-henderson-island-in-south-pacific/8527370

The beaches of World Heritage-listed Henderson Island, in the Pitcairn Group off South America, contain an estimated 37.7 million items of debris together weighing 17.6 tonnes, a new study has revealed.

Australian researcher Dr Jennifer Lavers said it meant the island had the highest density of plastic rubbish anywhere in the world.

She said the finding, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was a wake-up call to the world that plastic pollution was as grave a threat to humanity as climate change.

Annual production of plastic has increased from 1.7 million tonnes in 1954 to 311 million tonnes in 2014.

This has resulted in an estimated five trillion plastic items — mostly less than five millimetres in size — circulating in the surface layer of the world’s oceans.

To understand how much debris was accumulating on the remote island, Dr Lavers, a conservation…

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Oops, this Wasn’t Supposed to Occur in a Rosy Credit Scenario 

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Source: Wolf Street

It’s always associated with a recession: last time, the Financial Crisis.

Over the past five decades, each time commercial and industrial loan balances at US banks shrank or stalled as companies cut back or as banks tightened their lending standards in reaction to the economy they found themselves in, a recession was either already in progress or would start soon. There has been no exception since the 1960s. Last time this happened was during the Financial Crisis.

Now it’s happening again – with a 1990/91 recession twist.

Commercial and industrial loans outstanding fell to $2.095 trillion on May 10, according to the Fed’s Board of Governors weekly report on Friday. That’s down 4.5% from the peak on November 16, 2016. It’s below the level of outstanding C&I loans on October 19. And it marks the 30th week in a row of no growth in C&I loans.

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Who owns the world? Tracing half the corporate giants’ shares to 30 owners

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Source: The Conversation.comby David Peetz & Georgina Murray

BlackRock Inc is relatively unknown outside financial circles, but it owns the largest share in the biggest 299 companies in the world. Edward Munoz/Reuters

When people say share ownership is highly diversified, they think most large public corporations have lots of shareholders – and often the largest shareholder has less than 15%, sometimes less than 5%, of the total shareholdings.

But looking at it this way obscures the concentration that is taking place. The same organisations – usually finance capital, rarely families or individuals – own these public companies. We (David and Georgina) first researched this in 2009, and we’ve since found that the trend is of increasing concentration in several countries over three decades.

When one organisation alone controls more than 6% of shares in very large global corporations, and 30 control more than half of all shares…

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Until the New Bank Comes….

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172a3-judge2banna Judge Anna von Reitz

What can you do to help get through the transition safely and not have everything at risk in corporate banks?

1. There are IRA/401K options that allow you to buy gold and keep it at home or wherever else you like in your own keeping. Consider transferring your IRA/401K into physical gold and simply keeping it in a home safe.

2. Remember— always—- that Postal Money Orders are backed by gold and are easily exchanged for any form of currency on the planet. A Postal Money Order is like the “cash of all cashes”.

Unlike physical gold, a PMO is as easy to transport as any paper currency. And although it is totally fungible like a currency, you can — if you wish — restrict who can use it similar to a check, simply by filling out the information sections or not.

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“If you can keep it…” 

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Source: SovereignMan.com, by Simon Black

On September 17, 1787 on the final day of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he walked out of Independence Hall.

“Well Doctor, what have we got– a republic, or a monarchy?” she asked.

It was a burning question on everyone’s mind: what form of government would the Constitutional delegates establish for the new country?

Franklin didn’t hesitate. “A republic– if you can keep it.”

(The exchange was noted by Maryland delegate James McHenry and included in the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787.)

Franklin’s answer spoke volumes.

The Constitutional Convention had just ended, and it had been a bitter four months as the delegates fought and argued over every single word in the draft.

Factions had developed. Some delegates wanted a federal government with absolute power. Others wanted fewer guaranteed liberties for individuals.

Franklin knew…

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The Coup d’état Has Begun Which Will Divide America – Episode 1283

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From X22 Report

Earnings are in and the major companies are reporting declining earnings and don’t expect growth this year. Auto manufactures are backing out of their promises to bring jobs back to America. Housing recovery is non-existent as mortgage apps decline and sales decline. Philly Fed smashed expectations at the same time new orders are down. Trump gives congress the signal that he wants to NAFTA renegotiated. Congress is coming for everyone’s 401K. DB sued for running a drug running criminal enterprise. The corporate media is now using the stock market decline to blame the economic collapse on Trump.  There is a special investigator to investigate the Russian collusion fantasy. Trump responds and says he has nothing to hide. On May 3rd, Comey admits that there was no obstruction of justice and nobody asked him to stop the investigation. 60% of the positions in government have been filled by…

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Declares Victory After Sweden Drops Rape Probe

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By F. Brinley Bruton , Mo Abbas and Corky Siemaszko

May 19, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange declared victory Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped their seven-year rape investigation without charging him with a crime.

But because he is still wanted by British police for failing to appear in court, Assange’s muted celebration took place on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, which has been his refuge for the past five years.

“While today was an important victory, an important vindication, the road is far from over,” he said after waving to a small crowd of supporters. “The UK said it would arrest me regardless,” he added, saying it was under intense pressure from the CIA to do so.

“My legal staff has contacted the United Kingdom authorities and we hope to engage in a dialogue about what is the best way forward,” he said. “The…

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Escape from prison and oppression

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In this video below, Professor Jem Bendell of Cumbria University (UK) interviews South African Tim Jenkin about his anti-apartheid work in the 1970s and his more recent alternative exchange activities. Jenkin briefly recounts how he assisted the African National Congress (ANC) in their struggle to end apartheid, work that resulted in his 1978 imprisonment and subsequent remarkable escape. The escape story is soon to be made into a major motion picture, “Escape From Pretoria,” that will star  Daniel Radcliffe in the role of Tim Jenkin. The film is scheduled to begin production on location in South Africa in early 2018, but you need not wait to get a detailed account of the escape, you can read Jenkin’s autobiography, Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Central Prison, or view the existing documentary film, also titled, Escape from Pretoria.

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Remembering Malcolm X on his 92nd Birthday

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On May 19, 2017, tens of millions of Muslims around the world will celebrate the 92nd birthday of America’s top human rights defender Malcolm X who was assassinated at young age of 40 on February 21, 1965.

American historian William Manning Marable, PhD (died 2011) had blamed FBI and CIA for the assassination of Malcolm Xat the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem over his political views on American racism, hatred toward non-Whites and blind support for the Zionist entity.

The organized Jewry has never stopped comparing Malcolm X with civil right movement leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Friend of Israel. The only time Malcolm X bumped into Martin Luther King was at the Capitol Hill on March 26, 1964. The meeting lasted only for a minute. Professor David Howard-Pitney (Jewish) who witness the meeting noted in his book, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil…

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US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

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Global Research, May 17, 2017
Popular Resistance 27 November 2015

First published in November 2015

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those same feelings in people in other nations, but they produced hardly a ripple. Although Americans understand in the abstract the wisdom of people around the world empathizing with the suffering of one another, such a reminder of wrongs committed by our nation got little hearing and was soon overshadowed by an accelerated “war on terrorism.”

But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question…

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Trump and Africa

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https://www.covafrica.com/2017/02/trump-and-africa-imagining-a-positive-legacy/

The contours of Trump’s Africa policy are emerging, although key appointments, such as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, have yet to be made.

On February 13, President Trump had telephone conversations with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa—his first with leaders from sub-Saharan Africa. The calls, which appear to have gone well, emphasized Trump’s two core foreign policy priorities: security and commerce.

According to Nigerian officials, Trump commended the Nigerian government’s progress against Boko Haram, invited Buhari to Washington, and expressed U.S. readiness “to cut a new deal” for arms in the battle against terrorism. The conversation with Zuma reaffirmed “already strong bilateral relations” and noted that there are 600 U.S. companies in South Africa.

At the same time, the Trump administration’s controversial “travel ban” against seven Muslim-majority countries is sending mixed signals about U.S. intentions. The ban includes Somalia—where…

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The Federal Reserve Must Go

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Source: The Economic Collapse blog, by Michael Snyder

If you want to permanently fix America’s economy, there really is no other choice.  Even before Ron Paul’s rallying cry of “End The Fed” shook America during the peak of the Tea Party movement, I was a huge advocate of shutting down the Federal Reserve.  Because no matter how hard we try to patch it up otherwise, the truth is that our debt-based financial system has been fundamentally flawed from the very beginning, and the Federal Reserve is the very heart of that system.  The following is a free preview of an upcoming book that I am working on about how to turn this country is a more positive direction…

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