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Thursday, April 24, 2014

52 Year-Old French Banker Jumps To Her Death In Paris (After Questioning Her Superiors)

52 Year-Old French Banker Jumps To Her Death In Paris (After Questioning Her Superiors)

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There have been 13 senior financial services executives deaths around the world this year, but the most notable thing about the sad suicide of the 14th, a 52-year-old banker at France's Bred-Banque-Populaire, is she is the first female. As Le Parisien reports, Lydia (no surname given) jumped from the bank's Paris headquarter's 14th floor shortly before 10am. FranceTV added that sources said "she questioned her superiors before jumping out the window," but the bank denies it noting that she had been in therpapy for several years.

An employee of the Bred-Banque Populaire has committed suicide, Tuesday, April 22 in the morning at the headquarters of the bank. On her arrival at headquarters, quai de la Rapee, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris...

The incident occurred shortly before 10 am, 200 meters from the Ministry of Finance.

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According to our sources, she questioned his superiors before jumping out the window, that formally denies the direction of the Bank.

"There is absolutely no evidence for designating his relationships with his hierarchy as responsible or letter or message " insists the direction of the communication FranceTV info.

It also speaks of a "very painful moment for the company" .

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In an email to all employees consulted by FranceTV info, the management of the bank confirms the "death by suicide" and said "severely affected." It shows have established a psychological unit.

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"For the moment, nothing puts the company in question, says the majority union SUNI-Bred/UNSA. The employee got along very well with her new team, her superior is very nice.

"According to a close," Lydia lived alone, in a difficult environment.

The human resources department states that this inhabitant of Ivry was in therapy for several years. Each describes a "secretive" but "very well known and popular" woman, but "never spoke of it."
This is the 14th financial services exective death in recent months...
1 - William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.
2 - Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.
3 - Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.
4 - Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.
5 - Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.
6 - Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.
7 - Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago.  No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.
8 - Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.
9 - James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say whatcaused the death
10 - Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, commited suicide by jumping in front of LIRR train
11 - Kenneth Bellando, 28, a trader at Levy Capital, formerly investment banking analyst at JPMorgan, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment.
12 - Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro found dead at home near Amsterdam with wife and daughter.
13 - Li Jianhua, 49, the director of China's Banking Regulatory Commission died of a sudden heart attack

14 - Lydia _____, 52 - jumped to her suicide from the 14th floor of Bred-Banque Populaire in Paris

President Signs law, Bans Himself From Entering the US

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President Signs law, Bans Himself From Entering the US
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Date: Thursday, 24-Apr-2014 18:08:17

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President Signs Law, Bans Himself From Entering the US
April 24, 2014
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
Folks... you just can't make this stuff up.
A few days ago the President of the United States signed into public law bill S. 2195, now known as Pub.L. 113-100.
The law aims to "deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity against the United States and poses a threat to United States national security interests."
In other words, if the US government thinks that you have been spying on the United States, then they won't let you in the country.
Gee, let's think for a moment-- who has been engaging in espionage against the United States?
Anyone?
Ah, right.
The US government.
Mr. Obama himself.
The entire US intelligence network.
They've all been engaging in espionage against the United States, especially its citizens.
But let us not forget, the law also bars entry for folks who have engaged in terrorist activity against the United States.
Just so that we don't mince words, my dictionary defines terrorism as the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
Once again, the US government.
Violence? Check.
Intimidation? Check.
The government has awarded itself the power to hold people indefinitely without trial under military detention, assassinate US citizens by drone attacks, or use tax authorities to harrass political opposition groups.
The Department of Homeland Security is working to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (and counting), enough to maintain a shooting war within the US for 22 years.
And local police departments are trading in their light blue uniforms for black paramilitary attire, combat boots, automatic assault rifles, and armored vehicles.
The whole place has become a giant police state where you can't even apply for a passport anymore without being threatened with fines and imprisonment.
When the Republic was founded, there were three federal crimes listed in the Constitution: treason, piracy, and counterfeiting.
Today the number of laws, codes, and regulations is astounding.
It is a federal crime, for example, to knowingly make a false statement to a federally insured bank.
(Naturally, though, banks can lie through their teeth and defraud their customers with impunity...)
Not to mention, there are hundreds of federal agencies as innocuous as the Fish and Wildlife Service which have gun-toting police forces to kick down doors and throw people in jail.
The government doesn’t rule with the consent of the governed.
They rule through fear, intimidation, and threats of violence.
They spy.
They deceive.
They steal.
So you can probably appreciate the irony and arrogance of the President signing this new law which bars spies and terrorists from entering the country.
The entire notion is so absurd, it's like Barack calling the kettle black.
And technically speaking he has just legally banned himself from being in the Land of the Free.
Until tomorrow,
Simon Black

White Collar "CRIMES"

While most people tend to think of white collar crime offenders as "white collar," a white collar crime can be committed by anyone employees such as government officials, bankers, business people, accountants, stockbrokers, attorneys, securities officers, and many other professionals. Black's Law Dictionary (8th ed. 2004) defines fraud as "a knowing misrepresentation of the truth or concealment of a material fact to induce another to act to his or her detriment." (www.blackslawdictionary.com)

The injury in fraud is usually depriving a person of money or other property that rightfully belongs to that person. Fraud crimes are classified according to the type of transaction in which the deception occurred. Fraud is a serious and broadly defined criminal offense. Criminal fraud is a charge brought against a business, as well as against an individual (a business cannot be imprisoned, as well as hit with substantial fines).

The Federal Bureau of Investigations defines fraud as deliberate deception used for unlawful gain. The term “white collar crime” was coined in 1937 by a professor Edwin Sutherland. The proliferation of white-collar crime in the banking industry has introduced a multitude of fraud crime. Mortgage fraud and identity theft top the list. This vast amount of crime inspired the FBI to create "Operation Continued Action"--a national takedown of organized groups and individuals targeting U.S. financial institutions. These types of white-collar crimes usually involve insiders, an employee or official.

The legal issues that surround these types of crimes are many mostly all financial in nature. These crimes frequently involve check kiting, Ponzi schemes, credit card fraud, identity theft; larceny and blackmail just to name a few. Other legal issues include conspiracy, embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering.

Bernie Madoff Loot: $65 billion What He Did: Madoff created what is probably the biggest corporate con in history – essentially a massive ponzi scheme – by encouraging investment from wealthy individuals and companies around the world, and then using further investment rather than profit to payoff existing investors, keeping the difference himself. Initially, he tapped local money pulled in from country clubs and charity dinners on the so-called ‘Jewish circuit’ of wealthy New York Jewish businessman. The former chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange was held in such high regard, investors actively sought him out to casually plead with him to manage their savings so they could start reaping the steady, solid returns their envied friends were getting. Madoff and his promoters then blazed a trail through Europe, the Middle East and Asia, securing investments as they went.

How He Was Caught: Although doubts were raised about his scheme as early as 1999, had it not been for the credit crunch, Madoff may well have gone detected much longer. The recession dried up his sources of liquidity and when investors, rattled by the financial crisis and reaching for cash, sought to pull out some $7 billion from the fund, he was forced into giving himself away. As one commentator warned at the time: ‘don’t be surprised if other scams get flushed out in the coming weeks and months as the crisis deepens’. In the end prosecutors estimated the size of the fraud to be $64.8 billion, based on the amounts available in the accounts of Madoff’s 4,800 clients as of November 30, 2008 – the biggest corporate swindle ever. Sentence: 150 years in jail + ordered to pay restitution of $170 million.

Enron Loot: $1 billion + What They Did: In just 15 years, Enron grew from nowhere to be America’s 7th largest company, employing 21,000 staff in more than 40 countries. But the firm’s success turned out to have involved an elaborate scam. Through the use of accounting loopholes, special purpose entities and poor financial reporting, senior executives were able to hide billions in debt from failed deals and projects. Among the firm’s crimes were: manipulating the Texas power market, bribing foreign governments to win contracts abroad and manipulating the California energy market.

How They Were Caught: In 2001 Bethany McLean’s article Is Enron Overpriced? questioned how Enron could maintain its high stock value, which was trading at 55 times its earnings. – she pointed out how analysts and investors did not know exactly how Enron was earning its income. McLean was first drawn to the company’s situation after an analyst suggested she view the company’s 10-K report, where she found ‘strange transactions’, ‘erratic cash flow’, and ‘huge debt’. In July 2001, Enron reported revenues of $50.1 billion, beating analysts’ estimates by 3 cents a share. However, concerns were mounting. In October Enron reported a $638 million third-quarter loss and disclosed a $1.2 billion reduction in the value of shareholders’ stakes, prompting the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin an inquiry into the firm’s accounts. Later that month Enron announced that the SEC inquiry had been upgraded to a formal investigation, and in November was forced to revise its financial statements for the previous five years to account for $586 million in losses. Following this Enron’s accountancy firm, Arthur Andersen, received a federal subpoena and was eventually found guilty of fiddling Enron’s accounts. As the depth of the deception unfolded, investors and creditors retreated, forcing the firm into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Sentences: Rick Causey (Chief Accounting Officer) – 7 and 1/2 years in jail. Andrew Fastow (Chief Financial Officer) – 6 years in jail. Jeffrey Skilling (Former Enron CEO) – 24 years in jail. Kenneth Lay (Former Enron CEO) – died before sentencing.


All Hell (And Heaven) Breaks Loose In 2014

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Global Transformation Accelerates: Multiple Astrological Triggers Pulled During April

Not since this New Millennium began has there been a convergence of so many astrological alignments and geopolitical circumstances which will compel massive global changes.  With the numerous and extraordinary astrological events taking place in April, the oft-predicted destiny of  HUGE Earth changes can no longer be denied.  It is now a matter of when , not if.  The simple physics that undergird the political, economic and social spheres of life now dictate that real planetary transformation is on the way.
Surely the spate of earthquakes and volcanoes has reflected the renewed will of Mother Earth to start rocking’ and rollin’.  There has never been such a concentration of major earthquakes as we have already seen this year.  The Ring of Fire in particular has awakened from its slumber.  And there is every indication, according numerous volcanologists and seismologists around the world, that such seismic and volcanic activity will only intensify.
As the current Solar Maximum continues to unfold, such earth movements are all but guaranteed.  Unfortunately, few within the scientific establishment have acknowledged the true correlations between solar activity and cataclysmic earth movements.  Perhaps 2014 will remove all remaining doubt as the anticipated earth cataclysms begin in earnest.  Simply put, Mother Earth will be heard, and not just paid lip service as is so often done on the annual April 22nd EARTH DAY.
Regardless of what the immediate future holds in store for the world, April 2014 is set to release a variety of astrological triggers having far-reaching ramifications and great consequences. Even an armchair astrologer can plainly see the celestial setup which will generate corresponding events everywhere across the planet, not just throughout the entire Middle East, the Ukraine, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, Myanmar, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Libya, Chad, etc., which we see on the evening news.
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Ronald Reagan: Counterfeit Conservative: Another Trilateral President (1980-88)

Ronald Reagan: Counterfeit Conservative: Another Trilateral President (1980-88)

Ronald Reagan even today and with the real truth being well known, there are those that call him the granddaddy of Republican conservatism. Let's set the record straight about his record of betrayal.

A great snippet from the  Modern History Project


Reagan's 59-member "transition team" who would pick, screen, and propose appointees for major administrative posts, consisted of 28 CFR members, 10 Bilderbergers, and 10Trilateralists. The CFR members included William Simon (former Secretary of Treasury under Nixon and Ford), Alexander HaigGeorge P. Shultz (former Secretary of Treasury under Nixon), Donald Rumsfeld (former Secretary of Defense under Ford), Alan Greenspan(former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors), and Henry Kissinger; and the Trilateralists included William Casey and Anne Armstrong.

A note about George Pratt Shultz. His father was Dr. Birl Earl Shultz, who from 1918-23 was Personnel Director of the American International Corporation in New York which was located in the same building as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. They [AIC] had offered $1,000,000 in credits to the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. Shultz was a close friend of Armand Hammer's father, Julius Hammer, co-founder of the U.S. Communist Party.

George was a member of the Pratt family, who were related to the Rockefellers, and who donated the Pratt mansion to the CFR [for their headquarters]. According to The Oregonian(1/3/87), George Shultz was quoted as saying: "The New Age has already dawned, and a new financial World Order is fast taking shape."

Reagan had 287 CFR and Trilateral Commission members in his Administration. Trilateral member, Caspar W. Weinberger (Reagan's Finance Director when he was Governor of California, former Vice President of Bechtel Corp., and former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Nixon and Ford), became Secretary of Defense. Weinberger said:
"The Trilateral Commission is performing a very valuable service in strengthening the ties between the United States and our natural allies."
Other Trilateral members who joined the Administration included: 
  • Alexander Haig (Secretary of State)
  • George Shultz (Secretary of State)
  • Nicholas Brady (Secretary of Treasury)
  • Donald Regan (Secretary of Treasury)
  • John C. Whitehead (Deputy Secretary of State)
  • Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Defense)
  • Frank Carlucci (Deputy Secretary of Defense)
  • Winston Lord (Ambassador to China)
  • Malcolm Baldridge (Secretary of Commerce)
  • William Brock (Secretary of Labor)
  • Alan Greenspan (Chairman of the Federal Reserve)
Note that all of these (except Brady) were also CFR members.
Seemingly, Reagan was the Establishment's candidate all along, because he played ball with them. Republican Presidential candidate (during the 1980 Primary) John Connally, said that if he was elected, he wouldn't appoint any Trilateralists to his Administration. His campaign quickly ran out of steam -- and money.

The 1984 Presidential campaign included Trilateralists Walter Mondale, Sen. John Glenn from Ohio, and Sen. Alan Cranston from California, fighting for the Democratic nomination among a slate of seven candidates. Cranston had been the President of the United World Federalists. After World War II, he traveled the country saying that disarmament "must be done by an international army and a world court." However, he changed his tune when he became a Presidential candidate, and said: "I do not feel that world federalism is a realistic objective" and that disarmament "does not require world government." When asked about his membership with the United World Federalists, he said: "I would point out that at the time I was national president of the United Federalists, one of its more noted members was one Ronald Reagan."

Winston Lord, former president of the CFR, U.S. Ambassador to China during the Reagan Administration and Assistant Secretary of State for Asian and Pacific Affairs under Clinton is reported to have said:
"The Trilateral Commission doesn't run the world, the Council on Foreign Relations does that!"

Much more at the MHP Table of Contents 

Feds Cannot Own Land

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Judge Napolitano Agrees
Feds Cannot Own Land

Last night on the Sean Hannity show, Judge Napolitano said what I've been saying. The federal government has no constitutional authority to own land. Check it out; watch a recording of the show.

Any such claim to federal land ownership (except federal enclaves) lack constitutional authority, and is therefore null and void. The federal government does not own the public lands. The People do. The issue is not land transfer. The issue is not even legislative authority, because the Constitution and Eisenhower Report are both consistent in saying the legislative authority over the lands within the states belongs to the states (except the federal enclaves). The states just have to exercise it.

Understanding Jurisdiction is so critical at this juncture, that my most recent presentation on this topic was just released to YouTube. Watch it in its entirety.

Cliven Bundy Is Right! Jurisdiction Is The Key

Kirk MacKenzie


Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything [UPDATED]

Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything [UPDATED]

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Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything
Soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago and asked a friend to watch over his house in New Port Richey, Florida. Sharkey never thought that he would have to fight a battle to save his home from ex-convict squatters.
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As reported by WFLA News Channel 8, strangers broke into the home Sharkey shared with his wife Danielle, changed the locks, then moved in. The squatters, Julio Ortiz and his girlfriend Fatima Cardoso, then refused to leave. Ortiz claims that there was a verbal ‘contract’ made with Sharkey’s friend who was watching the home. Mr. Ortiz said the agreement was that he would live there rent-free while he renovated the house, then later a rental agreement would be worked out. However, Sharkey and Lisa Pettus, Sharkey’s friend, say there was no such agreement.
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Pettus said she met Ortiz through a friend and the only agreement was that he would fix up the house while the Sharkeys were away. When Pettus drove by the house two months after the renovation was completed, she found the squatters living in the home.
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Michael Sharkey speaks to WFLA via Skype (WFLA)
"I want the people out. They're criminals living in my house," Michael Sharkey told WFLA. “I have never spoke to these people in my life.” Specialist Sharkey called the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office from Afghanistan to deal with the situation and his wife flew to Florida from Hawaii, where Sharkey is currently stationed. Ms. Sharkey went to the house and had a sheriff’s deputy with her but was unsuccessful in removing the two squatters. Instead, after Ortiz told the deputy that there was a verbal agreement, the deputy told Danielle that it was a civil matter and he could do nothing.
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Michael and Danielle Sharkey (WFLA)
Ken Doll, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told the station that the squatters have established residency in the home. The sheriff’s office could not force the couple to leave without a court ordered formal eviction. That wasn’t satisfactory to Mr. Sharkey who questioned, “Basically what you’re telling me is just because they’re in the house and they took up residence, they can live there. Okay, so I can go down the street and find an empty house and just kick in the door and start living there and that’s my residence. I don’t think that would work.” He added, "I don't think I should have to pay hundreds of dollars and go through that aggravation…I work hard, long hours, and these people never had permission to live in my home. They should be thrown out." The Sharkeys are also concerned that if they do get the formal eviction, the squatters will damage their home.
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The two have both spent time in prison. Ortiz was released in 2011 after serving time for robbery, car jacking and selling drugs on school property. Cardoso was released in 2006 after serving more than two years for drug charges. Both have since been arrested in Pasco County on drug charges.
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Fatima Cardoso (WFLA)
The squatters know that the family wants them out of the house, but say they won’t leave until they want to. That may be sooner than Ortiz lets on because the two have been using buckets for water, unable to get the utility company to turn it on without a lease.
Support has streamed in for the Sharkeys since the station originally aired their story. Many have offered the military family help and agree with Sharkey’s outrage. "They are criminals,” said the soldier. “I am serving my country, and they have more rights to my home than I do."

UPDATE April 24, 2014 9:22 AM PDT:
WFLA reports that the squatters appeared to be moving out of Sharkey’s home on Wednesday evening. A mini-van and car were seen in the driveway being packed.
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The station noted that veterans groups stepped up offering the Sharkeys help in removing the squatters. Lauren Price of one of the groups, Veterans Warriors, told WFLA, "I don't think [Ortiz is] a squatter. I think he's a criminal and what he did is breaking and entering." The station reports that Price’s group and another veterans advocacy group “found an attorney to handle the eviction process for free,” and they will be watching over the home to make sure the squatters do not vandalize it.
WFLA also notes that more supporters in Tampa Bay had planned a Sunday motorcycle ride to Sharkey’s house to “peacefully make the squatters uncomfortable,” if they hadn’t moved.
Video and more info: WFLA (1), WFLA (2)

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