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Daily Digest 10/4 - The FBI Deputizes Business, Gold Bubble Or Bargain?

Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:21 AM


PayPal Freezes Canadian Charity Money (westcoastjan)

The company, based in California, sent a letter to Shewchuck explaining the activity violated United States regulations, specifically the US trade embargo with Cuba. "So it is the long arm of the U.S.A. reaching into Canada, and shutting us down."

The drink of kings makes a comeback (westcoastjan)

"I like to say that everything old is new again - people come back to what was good once."

Republicans Are No Longer The Party Of Business (David B.)

If one is not “left wing”, they must be “right wing” (and vice versa). It’s not simply that the Political Center does not exist in the United States, it is that it’s a concept which is beyond the comprehension of virtually the entire population. So if a particular U.S. political party is no longer “for” business, then (inevitably) it must be “against” business. Yet the closest Bloomberg gets to delivering its binary verdict is this:

The FBI Deputizes Business (Time2Help)

"At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector," the InfraGard website states. "InfraGard chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories."

Ronald Stoeferle: Gold Bubble or Bargain? (Taki T.)

The Keynesian economist doctor will suggest to take pills and other medicine. The Austrian doctor will try to understand the root cause of the problems (not the symptoms). Likewise, in the economy, the problems with Lehman Brothers or Greece are symptoms but the underlying problems are far more important. The real issue is the fundamental monetary problem. That’s the focus of the Austrian economist.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Headed For Finish Line Amid Official Secrecy (westcoastjan)

Negotiations on the TPP, covering 12 Pacific Rim countries including Canada, are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Kyodo News reports that officials from the negotiating countries will issue a statement next week announcing negotiations are headed for the finish line. Along with Canada and the U.S., negotiating countries include Australia, Japan and Mexico, but not China.

Balancing Geological Potential and Political Risk: Interview with Tony Hayward (James B.)

Kurdistan has been a beacon of stability and security in an unstable region, but sadly nowhere is immune to terrorism. As this is the first such incident in Kurdistan for six years, we have no reason to think that it will or should change investor perception.

Charged With the Crime of Filming a Slaughterhouse (westcoastjan)

Their impact on a political level can be just as powerful as on a personal one: in the last decade, videos shot by undercover investigators and broadcast on national TV news stations have contributed to the phasing-out of the use of immobilizing “gestation crates” for pregnant sows in the supply chains of several major restaurants and retailers and their outright ban in nine states; the passage of a ballot initiative outlawing the use of highly constrictive battery cages for egg-laying hens in California; the passage of a separate California law banning the force-feeding of ducks to produce foie gras; a ban on veal crates in Arizona and moves toward their elimination in Ohio; and the exposure of the routine slaughter and processing of sick cows for beef, which led to the largest meat recall in US history. - See more at: http://www.thenation.com/article/175506/charged-crime-filming-slaughterh...

What have we learned from Fukushima? (westcoastjan)

"There were studies which showed a one-in-1,000-year probability of the Fukushima coast being hit by a 10m tsunami," he said. "Unfortunately, those studies were dismissed. The nuclear industry didn't think it would happen, so they didn't prepare for it," he said.

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White house car crash

White House car crash - mother & daughter

Odd that she would attempt to drive onto WH grounds with her child.  No talk of the father?  Perhaps some paternity testing is in order as part of the ongoing investigation.



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some interesting GMO aritcles in this small publication


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Man Sets Himself On Fire On National Mall Near White House

Per http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-04/man-sets-himself-fire-national-mall-near-white-house :

"Yesterday it was a shooting at a runaway mom driver that shut down the Capitol area for hours. Today, while there have been no shootings in D.C.,  moments ago we just got news of a self-immolation in the middle of the National Mall, where a man allegedly doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire, suffering life-threatening injuries according to the DC Fire Department.

NBC Washington reports that "Passersby on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., ripped off their shirts to help extinguish the flames after a man apparently tried to set himself on fire Friday, witnesses and authorities said. The man was conscious and breathing when he was flown by helicopter to Washington Medical Center, D.C. police said. There was no immediate report on his condition. The incident, which was reported at 4:24 p.m. ET, occurred on Seventh Street Southwest near the National Air and Space Museum, U.S. Park Police said. Witnesses told several media organizations, including NBC Washington, that they saw the man pour gasoline on himself from a red canister and then set himself ablaze. Police said they couldn't confirm those reports. Nearby joggers stopped and ripped off their shirts to smother the flames, NBC Washington reported."

The burned man was promptly carried off the Mall using a helicopter."

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Quest CEO Refused NSA--sent to prison



A CEO who resisted NSA spying is out of prison. And he feels ‘vindicated’ by Snowden leaks.

Just one major telecommunications company refused to participate in a legally dubious NSA surveillance program in 2001. A few years later, its CEO was indicted by federal prosecutors. He was convicted, served four and a half years of his sentence and was released this month.

Prosecutors claim Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio was guilty of insider trading, and that his prosecution had nothing to do with his refusal to allow spying on his customers without the permission of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. But to this day, Nacchio insists that his prosecution was retaliation for refusing to break the law on the NSA's behalf.
After his release from custody Sept. 20, Nacchio told the Wall Street Journal that he feels "vindicated" by the content of the leaks that show that the agency was collecting American's phone records.

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