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  • Wasserman Schultz’s IT Muslim Spy Arrested By FBI Enroute to Pakistan After 300K Wire

    07/26/2017 6:21:04 AM PDT · by ptsal · 88 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 25, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country.[snip]In March, his wife Hina Alvi, who also was on the House payroll, withdrew her children from school and left the country, the affidavit says. The Capitol Police confronted her at the airport but could not stop her. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducted a search of Alvi’s bags immediately prior to her boarding the plane and located a total of $12,400.00 in U.S. cash inside. Alvi was...
  • Why Cash Remains Sacred in American Churches

    06/23/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | June 23, 2017 | James Hudnut-Beumler
    On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser – which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) – was inaugurated in London. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. I belong to the generation who stood 45 minutes to an hour to deposit or cash checks in the pre-ATM era. I remember getting yelled at for taking my bicycle through the drive-up line at the National Bank of Detroit to avoid the much longer line inside. It did not take me very long to become an early...
  • Senate Bill to Force Citizens to Register Cash Not in a Bank, Violators Get 10 Years in Prison

    06/18/2017 12:10:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 116 replies
    thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | June 17, 2017 | Claire Bernish
    A new bill seeks to track your money and assets incessantly, will enjoin any business with government ties to act as a de facto arm of DHS, and would steal all of your assets — including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — should you fail to report funds when traveling with over $10,000. Under the guise of combating money laundering, Senate Bill 1241, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” ramps up regulation of digital currency and other autocratic financial controls in an attempt to ensure none of your assets can escape one of the State’s most nefarious, despised...
  • You won’t believe this stupid new law against Cash and Bitcoin

    06/15/2017 10:06:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 14 June 2017 | Simon Black
    This one is almost too ridiculous to believe. Recently a new bill was introduced on the floor of the US Senate entitled, pleasantly, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017.” https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1241/text#toc-idea0e9489fc8f46379f95bb56c8bbbda5 You can probably already guess its contents. Cash is evil. Bitcoin is evil. Now they’ve gone so far to include prepaid mobile phones, retail gift vouchers, or even electronic coupons. Evil, evil, and evil. These people are certifiably insane. Among the bill’s sweeping provisions, the government aims to greatly extend its authority to seize your assets through “Civil Asset Forfeiture”. Civil Asset Forfeiture rules allow the...
  • Romney Says Hillary Encouraged Him to Seek SOS Job [semi-satire]

    06/11/2017 12:51:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 June 2017 | John Semmens
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "encouraged me to actively seek her old job. 'Don't let your differences with Trump scare you off,' she told me. 'I had differences with Obama, but I put those aside to take the job.'" "She was very sympathetic to the fact that I had spent tens of millions of dollars of my own money running against Obama for the presidency," Romney recalled her saying. "'You can get that back and more just like I did. When you're Secretary of State you have say-so over...
  • Traceability in a Sustainable World: Part 2

    02/26/2010 9:23:45 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 108+ views
    THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS ^ | February 26, 2010 | JD
    In Part 1, I introduced you to GS1. A United Nations sanctioned not for profit organization with an intent to tag every thing with RFID technology. In this article I will expand on GS1, as well as introduce you to pilot projects, organizations, and people working to implement this agenda. This article will give readers a introduction to the cashless society, as well as the groups and people behind it...... ....a brief review of some history is necessary. Many reading this will be familiar with the Earth Charter. This document more than any other helped lay the foundation of the...
  • Iran Using U.S. Cash to Fund Unprecedented, Massive Military Buildup

    05/03/2017 10:33:42 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/03/2017 | Adam Kredo
    Tehran seeks to completely overhaul, revamp military might to counter U.S.! Iran is using the billions in cash resources provided under the landmark nuclear deal to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic's fighting force into an "offensive" juggernaut, according to a largely unreported announcement by Iranian military leaders that has sparked concern among U.S. national security insiders and sources on Capitol Hill. Iranian officials announced late last month that Iran's defense budget had increased by 145 percent under President Hassan Rouhani and that the military is moving forward with a massive restructuring effort aimed...
  • IMF Working Paper: The Macroeconomics of De-Cashing

    04/08/2017 7:43:04 AM PDT · by oblomov · 17 replies
    International Monetary Fund ^ | March 2017 | Alexei Kireyev
    I. INTRODUCTION 1. De-cashing is defined as the gradual phasing out of currency from circulation and its replacement with convertible deposits. This initiative does not in any way target the abolition of money as an institution, but is, rather, a sweeping reduction of the role of currency, its cash component, in favor of transferrable deposits, its non-cash component. The monetary authorities in many countries have already taken steps towards de-cashing. These steps include abolishing large denomination bills, imposing ceilings on cash transactions, introducing declaration requirements on the carriage of cash in and out of the country, reporting requirements for cash...
  • Washington is behind India's cash ban. Is this the first step to a global ban on cash?

    01/13/2017 7:04:16 AM PST · by Weeble · 28 replies
    In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the strategic partnership with India a priority of his foreign policy. In the context of this partnership, the US government’s development agency USAID has negotiated cooperation agreements with the Indian ministry of finance to push back the use of cash in favor of digital payments in India...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Montana budget picture starts shaping up amid cash shortfall

    02/23/2017 1:46:58 PM PST · by davikkm
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A budget analysis shows the work that the Montana Legislature has done so far this session would leave the state in the black financially but with about half the cash reserves that Gov. Steve Bullock wants. The preliminary analysis released Wednesday shows budget subcommittees cutting $46 million more in general fund spending than the governor’s budget proposal. The state would have $159 million in reserves in 2019, compared with the $300 million cushion Bullock is seeking.
  • Quiet Victory for Elites Accelerates Cashless Agenda

    02/14/2017 1:30:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    World leaders and economists are pushing harder than ever toward a cashless society. With anti-cash measures already being tested in Europe and the Third World, itÂ’s only a matter of time until the global elite push for the same in the U.S. Will globalistsÂ’ dream of a cashless society soon become reality? Plotting in Switzerland Last month, members of the World Economic Forum, more commonly known as the Davos Elite, met for their annual gathering in Switzerland, and the pursuit of a global cashless society was a major topic on their agenda. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a key member...
  • Davos Elites Call For a Ban on Physical Cash... in the US.

    Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist, thinks so. Phasing out currency and moving towards a digital economy would, over the long term, have “benefits that outweigh the cost,” the Columbia University professor said on day one of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos… “I believe very strongly that countries like the United States could and should move to a digital currency,” he said, “so that you would have the ability to trace this kind of corruption. There are important issues of privacy, cyber-security, but it would certainly have big advantages.” https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/the-us-should-get-rid-of-cash-and-become-a-digital-economy-says-this-nobel-laureate-economist
  • A well-kept open secret: Washington is behind India’s brutal experiment of abolishing most cash

    01/02/2017 7:10:24 PM PST · by oblomov · 62 replies
    Money and More ^ | 01 Jan 2017 | Norbert Häring
    In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. That is surprising, as Washington's role has been disguised only very superficially. weiterlesen US-President Barack Obama has declared the strategic partnership with India a priority of his foreign policy. China needs to be reined in. In the context of this partnership, the US government’s development agency USAID has negotiated cooperation agreements with the...
  • EU to boost border checks on cash, gold to tackle "terrorism financing"

    12/28/2016 10:44:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 December 2016 | Francesco Guarascio
    The European Commission proposed tightening controls on cash and precious metals transfers from outside the EU on Wednesday, in a bid to shut down one route for funding of militant attacks on the continent. The move follows Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, where 12 people were killed as a truck ploughed into a crowd. It is part of an EU "action plan against terrorist financing" unveiled after the bombings and shootings in Paris in November 2015. Under the new proposals, customs officials in European Union states can step up checks on cash and prepaid payment cards sent...
  • Venezuelans fight to protect their savings as government pulls bills from circulation

    12/14/2016 9:30:43 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 32 replies
    fusion.net ^ | 12/13/2016
    CARACAS— Venezuelans are rushing to the banks this week in a desperate attempt to protect their savings from the government’s latest spasm of reckless financial policymaking. On Tuesday morning thousands of people across Venezuela played hooky from work to line-up outside banks and deposit bundles of cash into their savings accounts after the government gave everyone a 72-hour countdown to turn in all their 100 bolivar notes before they’re removed from circulation. “I’ve been saving for so long, withdrawing money every week and for what? Nothing!” complained José Orozco, who was holding a backpack full of money as he stood...
  • Pondering A 'Cashless' Society: Central Banks Want To Make Your Mattress Obsolete

    12/19/2016 9:11:00 AM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 17 December 2016 | The Heisenberg
    •Scandinavia is about to close its last mint. •While conspiracy theorists fret about privacy, the real story may be rates. •What would you do if cash disappeared tomorrow? Fridays can be tedious when it comes to ferreting out interesting stories. I found an interesting piece on Bloomberg about Scandinavia's transition to a cashless society. By way of introduction, note that interest rates are negative in Sweden and Denmark and barely positive in Norway. I'll come back to that. So Bloomberg chronicles the rapid disappearance of cash in the region, noting that "by the end of this month, Scandinavia's last mint...
  • Cash Is No Longer King: The Phasing Out of Physical Money Has Begun

    12/13/2016 8:12:03 PM PST · by upchuck · 63 replies
    Lew Rockwell ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | Shaun Bradley
    As physical currency around the world is increasingly phased out, the era where “cash is king” seems to be coming to an end. Countries like India and South Korea have chosen to limit access to physical money by law, and others are beginning to test digital blockchains for their central banks. The war on cash isn’t going to be waged overnight, and showdowns will continue in any country where citizens turn to alternatives like precious metals or decentralized cryptocurrencies. Although this transition may feel like a natural progression into the digital age, the real motivation to go cashless is downright...
  • "Brace For Economic Disruption" SocGen Sees "Sharp Rise In Gold" As India Plans Cap On Cash Holdings

    11/20/2016 7:10:20 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenNovember 19, 2016 India's 'de-monetization' scheme has caused chaos across the nation, and while SocGen says the government's plan may have some short-term success in curbing so-called 'black-money', investors should "brace for economic disruption" as Bloomberg reports the Indian government is considering a cap on cash holdings for individuals. As SocGen concludes, "people will now be more inclined to park their black income in gold rather than in currency." The daily images of utter chaos in India that has brought the conutry's economy to a standstill since they unleashed their war on cash... Are perhaps about to get worse,...
  • Australia: War on Cash intensifies: Citibank to stop accepting cash at some branches

    11/17/2016 4:41:39 AM PST · by upchuck · 19 replies
    sovereignman.com ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Simon Black
    In July 2016, Australian payments firm Tyro published an enormously self-serving blog post touting the benefits of a cashless society and saying, “it’s only a matter of time.” Most notably, two days ago, Citibank (yes, THAT Citibank) announced that it was going cashless at some of its Australian branches.The media and political establishments have chimed in as well.In February of this year, the Sydney Morning Herald released a series of articles, some of which were written by officials from Australia’s Department of the Treasury, suggesting that eliminating cash will “save billions”, and that “moving to a cashless society is the...