Ukraine’s new leaders begin search for missing billions

GIH: Is the Ukrainian revolution a Slavic version of the occupy movement?  Now that a new government has been installed, documents are surfacing showing that the former president (claiming to be the current president but in another country..Russia) squandered away billions, hiding in various offshore banks and building a lavish lifestyle for himself and his […]

Facebook click fraud revealed $600,000 small business nightmare

GIH: Click fraud is nothing new, but Facebook seems to be taking it to an entirely new level, according to this account of a small business operator who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for fake profile likes, with no accounting of where his money went.  Now being a public company, this cannot be written […]

The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To “Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations”

GIH: Alarming information has been brought forth as part of an ongoing disclosure regarding activities of NSA and other intelligence agencies.  The following should be alarming for anyone using the internet – especially businesses, governments, and other organizations.  What SEO managers and forum administrators have suspected for years, government agent ‘shills’ are infecting the internet […]

Ukraine: On the Edge of Empires

Editor’s Note: The following Geopolitical Weekly originally ran in November 2010 as part of our Geopolitical Journey series. We repost it as Ukraine’s position between Europe and Russia puts it in the spotlight. By George Friedman The name “Ukraine” literally translates as “on the edge.” It is a country on the edge of other countries, sometimes part […]

Why Banks Are Doomed: Technology And Risk

GIH:  Few understand how the banking system really works, and fewer understand how it’s working now with addition of technology.  Most rules, knowledge, books, systems, etc. that define the banking system were done a long time ago, before the internet and computing, and before globalization.  As stated in this article (below), banks – in their […]

6 anti-NSA technological innovations that may just change the world

Rather than grovel and beg for the U.S. government to respect our privacy, these innovators have taken matters into their own hands, and their work may change the playing field completely.  People used to assume that the United States government was held in check by the constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and which […]

Scary Chart Of The Day: Average Foreign Purchases Of US Securities Take Out Lehman Low

As we reported earlier today [10], for whatever reason China sold the second biggest amount of US Treasurys in December. However, that was only part of the story. In fact, as we also noted, while the two largest US foreign creditors were net sellers, total foreign bond holdings actually rose in the last month of 2013 and […]

U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index… Below Romania

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, One of my most popular posts of 2013 highlighted the decline of America’s once large and enviable middle class. It was titled: How Does America’s Middle Class Rank Globally? #27, and it helped to dispel many myths Americans (particularly the mainstream propaganda media) continue to tell to themselves. As […]

EUSSR expands controls, regulations

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog, Becoming more like Europe is not a good thing.  But that is the path that we are currently on.  For the most part, Europeans live in a socialist “Big Brother” system in which the government completely dominates your life from the cradle to the grave.  Of course there are […]

Spying by N.S.A. Ally Ensnared U.S. Law Firm

GIH: Finally, a situation arise that challenge legal nuances about the NSA spying, and attorney client privilege.  The philosophical question is – to what extent are attorney’s legally required, and also as a matter of service, to go in order to ensure client security?  Having a complete encryption solution would prevent 99% of NSA spying, […]

The Drugging Of America Summarized In 19 Mind-Altering Facts

GIH: The below statistics give a new perspective to the term ‘zombie nation.’  Previously, we’ve seen correlations between cocaine and the financial services industry.  But with a growing number of Americans on some form of mind altering drug, it seems there are few who are not under the influence. Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American […]

“Slaughter House”: First Person Accounts Of How IBM Just Fired Thousands Of Workers Across India

A week ago, the Dell dude warned that it’s going to be a layoff “bloodbath” as the recently LBO-ed firm began firing 15,000. Now it’s IBM’s turn. According to WRAL Tech Wire, the company which has underperformed Wall Street’s expectations for many quarters, has begun “cost-rationalizing” terminations in India – the country that hosts some 100,000 of IBM’s […]

Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation, Enforced Redistribution

GIH: Scary revelations coming from the EU, regarding ‘bail-in’ strategies funded by savers.  How this ‘confiscation’ of assets is to be structured and sold to the public (if they have a choice) remains to be seen.  But even having such a discussion should make anyone with any assets in Europe worry.  Cyprus was a ‘test […]

The “Freedom” Of Unemployment

Now that the full court press to refute the findings of the CBO report which, as we reported, confirmed what was largely known – that as a result of Obamacare, the strapped US economy will have even fewer workers as millions will fall back on welfare state entitlements which make hard work obsolete – has failed, […]

Exposed: Barclays account details for sale as ‘gold mine’ of up to 27,000 files is leaked in worst breach of bank data EVER

GIH: An unprecedented data breach shows the real City; where brokers will do nearly anything to make a buck, including gouging clients on commissions, and stealing customer data to sell to the competition (or worse, scam artists).  It’s becoming more and more difficult to differentiate between ‘legitimate’ financial institutions and ‘fraudulent’ ones, if such a […]

Who Owns The Federal Reserve?

The Federal Reserve (or Fed) has assumed sweeping new powers in the last year. In an unprecedented move in March 2008, the New York Fed advanced the funds for JPMorgan Chase Bank to buy investment bank Bear Stearns for pennies on the dollar. The deal was particularly controversial because Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, sits […]

Non-Farm Friday – Is America Working?

I try my best to make people aware of the ridiculous BS that goes on behind the scenes in the halls of power.  I try to help people understand the way Big Business manipulates our Government, the same way the Banksters and Billionaires manipulate the markets. In short – we explore the dark side of Capitalism as having […]

Retail Panic: Largest Equity/[Bond] Fund Outflow/[Inflow] In History

GIH: The stock market has been off its highs, but more importantly, is a rotation out of stocks, in the largest equity outflow ever.  Investors remember the financial crisis and may look at investing differently than before.  Has the ‘buy and hold’ mentality finally been shook from retail investors?  We are told that over the […]