Canadian banking haven myth exposed

Canadian banking haven myth exposed

"One of the reasons that Canadians (and international commentators, other finance ministers and global financial institutions) buy this Canadian banking fairy tale is the way the government accounts for the money borrowed to support the banks." The sorry spectacle of Conservat

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Get rid of your mortgage, loans, because interest rates set to rise

Get rid of your mortgage, loans, because interest rates set to rise

Get rid of your loans, guys and gals, because we are going into a high interest rate period. Very high. It will be the equivalent of going into the double digit interest rates we had in the 80s where many people threw their house keys at the bank and we had record numbers of ba

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E-cigarettes save lives, money

E-cigarettes save lives, money

"We know that cigarettes have thousands of chemicals in them and we know that they are killing us. They have been for over a hundred years. So now, the e-cig industry comes along with only one or two chemicals in their mixture and people are freaking out over these as well. Whe

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US inches closer to big bank charges

US inches closer to big bank charges

Federal prosecutors are nearing criminal charges against some of the world’s biggest banks, according to lawyers briefed on the matter, a development that could produce the first guilty plea from a major bank in more than two decades. In doing so, prosecutors are confronting

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Canada’s home sales top predictions; why a real estate crash is inevitable

Canada’s home sales top predictions; why a real estate crash is inevitable

“The assurance of relatively low borrowing costs has likely given home buyers confidence while rising home values have kept new listings at a healthy level. Stable employment has provided some assurance to owners and buyers alike.” Our website is back after many months of

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Comparing today’s recession/depression to the 1980 recession

Comparing today's recession/depression to the 1980 recession

"Much like today, Americans were concerned not only with high unemployment but increasing budget deficits in the early 1980s. A September 1983 Gallup poll found that three-fourths of the public agreed that the federal government's budget deficit was a great threat (42%) or some

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Why savers are getting screwed

Why savers are getting screwed

"Without the intervention of economic policymakers, interest rates would be naturally higher. That would increase the cost of borrowing for businesses and consumers, but there would be some offsetting economic benefits. Savers are getting screwed by the current monetary policy

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Geithner admits USA bankrupt to US Senate

Geithner admits USA bankrupt to US Senate

"Never in our history has Congress failed to increase the debt limit when necessary. Failure to raise the limit would precipitate a default by the United States. Default would effectively impose a significant and long-lasting tax on all Americans and all American businesses

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World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford Basically what the world central banks are doing is increasing their money by devaluin

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Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

"America, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Canada and Australia make up the Fishmongers Group and their meeting on Tuesday will deliberate on the state of the inclusive government, debt relief, public finance administration and the controversial economi

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US raiding foreign countries with dollars, not soldiers

US raiding foreign countries with dollars, not soldiers

""The United States is going to China and saying: we want you to commit economic suicide, just like Japan did. We want you to follow the same thing: we want you to revalue your currency, we want you to squeeze your companies, we want you to go bankrupt,” says Michael Hudson,

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FDIC wants your retirement cash to save banks: Bloomberg

FDIC wants your retirement cash to save banks: Bloomberg

“The FDIC is constantly looking at structures where we can get the greatest opportunity to tap into capital that we have not had the success reaching through previous disposition methods,” FDIC spokeswoman Michele Heller said in an e-mailed statement. “We welcome and work

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union_vs_antiunion

“What is happening in Wisconsin clearly shows a disconnection with reality in an economy that has forced many private-sector workers into lower wages and reduced benefits, if they were lucky enough to keep their jobs at all. The outcome of this battle could impact other states where cuts are looming, as well. As this story [...]

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uncle obama 401k

“The government is preparing a banquet for 300,000 people, but inviting 3 million to partake,” said pensions expert Alberto Bonadona. “It will collapse.” Jacob Funk Kierkegaard, an economist at the Peterson Institute in Washington, says he knows of no other country lowering its retirement age at a time when higher life expectancy is burdening national [...]

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austerity for middle class meat market

Outlining the £81bn cuts package, Mr Osborne vowed to restore “sanity to our public finances and stability to our economy”. He told MPs: “Today is the day when Britain steps back from the brink, when we confront the bills from a decade of debt. “It is a hard road, but it leads to a better [...]

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North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre

“Those folks are coming here seeking opportunities. Those folks are coming here seeking the American dream.” Pierre told us. here are an estimated 460,000 ILLEGAL immigrants in Arizona. These illegal immigrants do not pay taxes on the wages they earn, yet US law allows them medical care and their children to attend school at the [...]

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canada's mediocre healthcare

“Ontario says healthcare could eat up 70 percent of its budget in 12 years, if all these costs are left unchecked. “Why are we paying more or the same for cataract surgery when it costs substantially less today than it did 10 years ago? There’s going to be a finer look at what we’re paying [...]

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unemployment line

“Right now, the 1.2 million workers who will lose benefits in March are being held hostage by partisan attempts to delay and block this critical legislation,” said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. Jobless benefits start ending on Sunday NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Depending on extended unemployment benefits to see you [...]

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cobra insurance

“As part of the federal stimulus package, the nine-month subsidies made available to the unemployed starting in March have run out for those who collected them from the get-go.” While Cobra is a reasonable solution in the short term, the fact is that the government is covering part of the costs and health insurance so [...]

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worlds highest standard of living

A false recovery is under way. I am reminded of the outlook in 1930, when the experts were certain that the worst of the Depression was over and that recovery was just around the corner. The PBS Frontline documentary “The Warning” makes a broader point about the indefensible behavior by Wall Street intelligentsia and in [...]

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victor yuchenko disfigured

“Ukraine has joined the global pandemic zone,” Vasyl Knyazevych said. Tymoshenko said the government would also be banning “all public gatherings, every concert and every cinema showing for three weeks.” The government will also introduce “special regimes” to limit the movement of Ukraine’s citizens from one region to another for non-urgent purposes, she said. Ukraine [...]

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WELFARE STATE

“this is now the longest technical recession since at least 1955.” The devaluation of the pound sterling in theory should increase exports of goods from the United Kingdom. However, you must consider that raw materials and energy needed to manufacture products whatsoever are likely to be priced in euros and dollars and devaluing the pound [...]

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next pandemic

Europe H1N1 flu spreads, ‘millions’ infected in US GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (AFP) – H1N1 flu is spreading faster and claiming new fatalities in Europe, health officials said, as the global death toll from the virus rose to nearly 5,000 victims and the US said millions had been infected. Since the A(H1N1) virus was uncovered in April, [...]

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woman showering

“Some people sing in the shower, in the shower half an hour. No kids, three minutes is more than enough. I’ve counted, three minutes, and I don’t stink,” Chavez said. Venezuela has suffered several serious breakdowns in the past year due to the rapid growth of demand and under investment, which has been compounded by [...]

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medical clinic

Will the point at which everyone stops pretending that the healthcare bill has anything to do with healthcare, let alone cost savings, never arrive? The statists provide false premises, false goals, false reasoning and the media accepts each and sets off to discover whether the statists’ plan will “work.” Their plan is working. The health [...]

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patients-without-medical-001

It sure seems like California is insolvent. Today we heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger has contacted Hank Paulson to inform him that the State has liquidity problems and require assistance. California ranks as the world’s 9th largest economy with a population of over 30 million people, so it’s quite disturbing. The state had an economy that [...]

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