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Category: Banksters

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Politics

Monday, February 23, 2015

Swimming With Sharks: Goldman Sachs, Schools and Capital Appreciation Bonds / Politics / Banksters

By: Ellen_Brown

The fliers touted new ballfields, science labs and modern classrooms. They didn’t mention the crushing debt or the investment bank that stood to make millions. Melody Peterson, Orange County Register, Feb. 15, 2013

Remember when Goldman Sachs—dubbed by Matt Taibbi the Vampire Squid—sold derivatives to Greece so the government could conceal its debt, then bet against that debt, driving it up? It seems that the ubiquitous investment bank has also put the squeeze on California and its school districts. Not that Goldman was alone in this; but the unscrupulous practices of the bank once called the undisputed king of the municipal bond business epitomize the culture of greed that has ensnared students and future generations in unrepayable debt.

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Companies

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

HSBC Corporate Governance Corruption / Companies / Banksters

By: BATR

When the Negotium essay, Long History of HSBC Money Laundering was written over two years ago, one might think that the Banksters would look to take a lower profile. Forget about it, when you are part of a made criminal syndicate you never have to serve time, just say you are sorry. Bloomberg reports, the “HSBC Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Stuart Gulliver offered “sincerest apologies” following fresh details of how the bank’s Swiss unit helped customers evade taxes.”

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Housing-Market

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beware of Bankers Bearing Gifts - Take Your Mortgage to the Grave / Housing-Market / Banksters

By: Dennis_Miller

Childhood cartoons have programmed us to see bankers as evil, greedy businessmen who delight in preying on the poor. Case in point: Snidely Whiplash.

As children we latched onto stories of the evil banker who held the mortgage on poor Nell’s ranch. Somehow a hero, Dudley Do-Right, emerged in the nick of time to save the day, and the banker was foiled again.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How Goldman and D.C. Hosed AIG – and the Taxpayers / Politics / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: The truth about crony capitalism, at the highest level, is being laid bare right before our eyes.

I’m talking here about Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) as the husband of global investment banking prowess with the U.S. government as its mistress puppet.

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Politics

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cyprus-style Bank Bail-ins to Take Deposits and Pensions - The Global Bankers' Coup / Politics / Banksters

By: Ellen_Brown

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; but the tide turned when Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, stepped into the ring. Perhaps what prompted his intervention was the unanticipated $40 drop in the price of oil. As financial blogger Michael Snyder points out, that drop could trigger a derivatives payout that could bankrupt the biggest banks. And if the G20's new "bail-in" rules are formalized, depositors and pensioners could be on the hook.

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Politics

Friday, December 12, 2014

How Wall Street “Jihadists” Are Engineering a Government Shutdown / Politics / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: WASHINGTON, D.C. – A tense battle between warring political parties erupted in Washington yesterday when Wall Street-backed Jihadist demands surfaced in the 1,600-page omnibus spending bill – threatening to first take the U.S. House of Representatives hostage, then all of America.

Intelligence services (obviously not Washington-based) initially identified the financial terrorists as Beltway lobbyists, but later revealed them to be a Big-Bank sleeper cell embedded in God-hating Dodd-Frank legislation, universally decried by the faithful as blasphemous.

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Companies

Saturday, November 29, 2014

At This Year’s Thanksgiving Table, the Knives Are Out for Goldman Sachs / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

kdowdle writes: A happy belated Thanksgiving to you all.

If yours wasn’t happy, just think – it could have been a lot worse. You could have been the turkey and gotten slaughtered, like the turkey in this tale I’m about to tell you.

It’s a tale of two birds of a feather, one a greedy, fat butterball stuffed with gibberish and ripped-off profits.

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Companies

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Science Finally Proves What We Already Knew About Bankers / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: “Business culture in the banking industry is favoring, or at least tolerating, fraudulent or unethical behaviors.”

That’s what Ernst Fehr told reporters in a telephone interview this week.
Fehr is an economist at the University of Zürich in Switzerland who co-led a study about business behavior.

Fehr’s study proves what we’ve all long knew – but it wasn’t the only piece of news last week that demonstrates the crookedness of bankers.

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Companies

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Banks Fined - Britain's Banking Crime Syndicate Fined Billions for Forex Fixing / Companies / Banksters

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Last years big banks LIBOR rigging mega-fraud is so old news, for this year has seen the mainstream press and now the FCA regulator finally wake up to an even larger mega -fraud that of rigging the £3+ trillion daily forex markets which will prompt Britain's regulator to today fine several members of Britain's banking crime syndicate for their part in the fixing of forex market exchange rates in London that allowed the banks to profit at their clients expense.

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Politics

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It’s Not to Make Loans / Politics / Banksters

By: Ellen_Brown

Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.

Robert B. Anderson, Treasury Secretary under Eisenhower, said it in 1959:

When a bank makes a loan, it simply adds to the borrower’s deposit account in the bank by the amount of the loan. The money is not taken from anyone else’s deposits; it was not previously paid in to the bank by anyone. It’s new money, created by the bank for the use of the borrower.

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Politics

Monday, October 13, 2014

Just Blame the Banks / Politics / Banksters

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

“I think this is a time where people will look back on us and see it as a period of practically central bank worship.”  - Jim Grant

Central bank equals big private-publicly owned banks. The populace still holds a collective deference for the banks. The view that the political financial alliance is the problem is still a rare one. Always one step from conspiracy. 

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Companies

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Let’s Watch as the Big Bank “Fixers” Scramble and Flee / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: If you can’t beat ‘em (or manipulate ‘em), then don’t join ‘em.

That’s the new Wall Street mantra, as evidenced by happenings in the “fixing” world.

Talk about irony. “Fixing” or “fix” are Wall Street terms used to describe how benchmarks are priced on hundreds of instruments, from the Libor and other foreign currency exchange rates to gold, silver and swaps.

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Companies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Here’s What the Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes Really Mean / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Here’s how screwed we really are.

The economy is growing – imperceptibly

It’s like trying to watch grass grow, but it’s growing.

How do you feel about that?

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Companies

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Bank Mortgage Settlements - There’s a Cost to All This Good News / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Too-big-too-fail banks are paying record amounts to settle mortgage-related malfeasance dating back to the financial crisis, and everyone seems to think that’s good news.

It is… and it isn’t.

Not including legal costs and other lawsuits, Bank of America Corp. just settled for $16.65 billion, which beats the previous record $13 billion JPMorgan Chase & Co. paid.

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Companies

Friday, August 08, 2014

Connecting the Bankster Dots on the DOJ’s Latest Moves / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Two things hit my radar today, and they’re both interesting, for different reasons.

On the surface, you might think they’re not connected, but they might be.

First of all there’s Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC). That poor wee bank was too-big-to-fail even before it bought Countrywide (ground zero for the mortgage crisis) and Merrill Lynch (which was itself TBTF).

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Companies

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Big Banks - Don’t Believe a Word the GAO Says / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Last week the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “Large Bank Holding Companies: Expectations of Government Support.”

And wouldn’t you know it – all the too-big-to-fail banks broke out their crack pipes.

The highly anticipated report didn’t surprise anybody. After all, we all already know that big banks are government bootlickers… when they need to be.

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Companies

Friday, August 01, 2014

LLoyds Bank - Justice? Not When There’s This Much Money / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Here’s something to tick you off today, something that you may not have figured out.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE: LYG), the United Kingdom’s biggest mortgage lender, had to pay another fine yesterday.

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Companies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dark Pools Pervade Wall Street / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: I’m not usually the kind of guy to say, “I told you so.”

But you know what? I’m saying it.

I told you so.

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Companies

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Goldman Sachs Lines Up Its Next Victim: Ecuador / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

David Zeiler writes: Unbowed by fines and new regulations, Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has simply looked elsewhere for fresh victims.

In a deal that barely registered with the mainstream media, Ecuador's central bank agreed earlier this week to swap half of its gold reserves - worth $580 million - with Goldman in exchange for liquid assets.

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Companies

Friday, May 09, 2014

Why America’s Big Banks Don’t Scare Me… Yet / Companies / Banksters

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Ahhh… the warm breeze I’m feeling. I can’t figure out where it’s coming from.

Oh, there it is. It’s the air of confidence wafting over me knowing everything’s as it should be with our too-big-to-fail banks, and that they’re not going anywhere.

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