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  • ISIS Sex Slaves Auctioned Off in Saudi Arabia – Hillary’s Top Donor Country

    09/26/2016 9:52:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 26th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    According to eyewitness reports ISIS sex slaves are reportedly being sold in Saudi Arabia. Jihad Watch reported: It isn’t news that the Islamic State has long been abusing and trafficking sex slaves – especially Yazidi girls – but it has been now discovered that the sex slaves of IS are being “sold in horrifying auctions to UK ally Saudi Arabia.” An eyewitness reported: Dozens of women were being held in a large room, and it was not only Iraqis and Syrians trading women but also Saudis and Westerners, whose actual nationality was not clear. Western women have also been reported...
  • Comics A.M.: Library Refuses To Buy Clinton Cash Graphic Novel

    09/23/2016 8:09:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | 09/23/16 | by Brigid Alverson
    A Gainesville, Florida, resident is crying foul at the local library’s refusal to add “Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel” to its collection. The book is an adaptation by Chuck Dixon and Brett R. Smith of Peter Schweizer’s nonfiction book of the same name, which is highly critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton. When Ann Lhota asked the Alachua County library to buy a copy of the graphic novel, officials said no. “When the book was requested, we already had 11 copies in four formats,” said spokesman Nickie Kortus, referring to the prose version. Lhota, who asked the library to purchase...
  • Washington's Endgame: First Your Guns, Then Your Cash?

    09/18/2016 6:14:17 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Dan Joppich
    People don't even think of the American dollar much. Punch a few buttons on an ATM, and twenties appear from a drawer. We don't think much beyond what cash dollars in our pockets can buy at a particular moment. In reality, cash represents freedom – a simple freedom that millions of people around the world don't enjoy while we take it for granted. Russian philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky in the 1800s said, "Money is coined liberty."
  • Why You Should Be Paying Attention to America’s Quiet War on Cash

    09/09/2016 11:47:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 06 September 2016 | Shaun Bradley
    Government campaigns of intimidation — like the wars on drugs, terror, and poverty — have been used to extort the public for decades. Despite the previous failures of institutional “wars,” a new war on cash is being waged that threatens freedom in a more subversive way than ever before. Banks and governments around the world are cracking down on the use of paper money, and in turn, eliminating any anonymity left in the current system. Through strict rules on cash transactions and civil asset forfeiture laws, for example, the system has already instituted penalties for using cash. But as payments...
  • 2016 08 28 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Buh-Bye Middle Ground" (video)

    08/28/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 8/28/16 | John Haller
    Persecution on a wide scale basis is knocking at the doorstep of every true believer, and the frequency and intensity of the knocking has exponentially increased. Just 8 years ago, no one was confused about which bathroom to use...and now, you can be expelled from West Virginia University for not properly using the correct invented pronoun to address anyone who is in a state of "transition" (read: Confusion). There has been a swing in the societal pendulum from common sense to delusion, and the argument can be made that the momentum has significantly increased over the course of the past...
  • President Obama Said Pallet of Cash to Iran Because “Wire Transfers Not Available”

    08/25/2016 9:02:39 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Truncated title. Full title: President Obama Said Pallet of Cash to Iran Because “Wire Transfers Not Available” – Records Indicate Wire Transfers Two Days Later When the discussion of possible ransom payments to Iran surfaced, everyone was wondering why the U.S. State Department sent pallets of assorted cash currency, totaling $400 million to Iran on January 17th 2016. The same day the hostages were released. On August 4th President Obama held a press conference to discuss the controversy and denied it was a “ransom payment” (see video). Specifically, to answer the question of “why cash“, President Obama said:
  • U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners [An Iranian cargo plane left Geneva with $400 million..]

    08/17/2016 3:04:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners An Iranian cargo plane left Geneva with $400 million in cash after a flight with Americans aboard took off from Tehran in January By Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee Aug. 17, 2016 5:27 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—New details of the $400 million U.S. payment to Iran earlier this year depict a tightly scripted exchange specifically timed to the release of several American prisoners held in Iran, based on accounts from U.S. officials and others briefed on the operation. U.S. officials wouldn't let Iranians take control of the money until a Swiss Air Force...
  • Tapped: Clinton pleads for cash 'to keep lights on, doors open'

    08/14/2016 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Pollard · 63 replies
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign and her super PACs have raised almost $400 million, but her latest fundraising appeal is an urgent warning that she's going broke. Without a daily fix of $1 million, the campaign said that it will have to start shutting down field offices across the country. "This team has to raise $1 million online. One million dollars. That's our goal to make sure we stay on pace with Donald Trump and to keep the lights on and doors open in field offices across the country," the campaign said. The daily $1 million goal is equal to what...
  • Stores to customers: "Cash not welcome here"

    08/13/2016 1:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Aimee Picchi
    To get a glimpse of the future of commerce in America, look no further than Sweden. The Scandinavian country is largely a cashless society, with consumers relying on mobile phone payments or plastic. While the U.S. is still far from achieving the same level of cash-free existence, increasing numbers of restaurants and retailers are now snubbing the lowly dollar bill. Some merchants such as SweetGreen, a salad chain, refuse to open their registers for cash, telling customers they can pay only with mobile payments or cards. With some newer vending machines, only a card or mobile wallet will get that...
  • Impeach Obama For Smuggling Cash To Iran

    08/11/2016 3:34:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | August 11, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Islamic Republic of Iran was designated a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984. That move came several years after Iran had seized American hostages while demanding $24 billion in cash and gold to be paid into a Muslim bank for their release. The total, according to Secretary of State Muskie, came out to $480 million per hostage.
  • Chuck Dixon’s Hillary Clinton Graphic Novel Smashes Through The Charts On Amazon

    08/05/2016 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Bratch · 11 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | July 29, 2016 | Rich Johnston
    It is currently no 3 in Education & Non-Fiction Graphic Novels on Amazon. Though I expect some will take issue with that. Noted right-wing comic book writer Chuck Dixon has adapted Peter Schweizer‘s take on the financing of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton into a graphic novel with artist Brett R Smith. I get the feeling this could sell a whole lot more. It’s only just out and three five-star reviews have poured in. DRAWS A BELLY LAUGH BUT SHOCKING AS WELL! Ethan’s Review Clinton Cash was a New York Times bestselling book and documentary which received the much coveted special treatment at Cannes by premiering there. Peter Schweizer’s book recounting Bill and...
  • The Iranian Video Of “Hostages for Pallets of Money” CNN and Washington Post Claim Doesn’t Exist

    08/05/2016 7:19:24 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 5, 2016 | Sundance
    (VIDEO from Iran)This is a great example of the current state, and competence, of American Journalism. Worse yet, this example shows the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, didn’t even know what’s going on, and Vice-Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine also joins the crew of the clueless. CNN and The Washington Post are both making an absurd attack Donald Trump story out of the most simple and easy to prove claim. Donald Trump said there was video (yes, that’s a screen grab of the video above), put out by Iran, showing the United States sending pallets of cash in exchange for...
  • U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed [$400 million]

    08/02/2016 5:34:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed Obama administration insists there was no quid pro quo, but critics charge payment amounted to ransom By Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee Aug. 2, 2016 7:51 p.m. ET 52 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward. Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane,...
  • Khizr Khan’s Deep Legal, Financial Connections to Saudi Arabia, Clinton Foundation (short title)

    08/01/2016 11:37:25 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 1, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia—and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm. In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States—and has deep ties to the “Clinton Cash” narrative through the Clinton Foundation.
  • The reason Alton Sterling died

    07/30/2016 4:50:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Experience | 30 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Yes, Alton Sterling got into an altercation with the police and ended up getting shot. The blacks looking for trouble erupted in violence and caused even worse problems. The media failed in its job to point out WHY Alton Sterling died. First of all, Alto Sterling was selling pirated DVDs on the street which is ILLEGAL. To many people, that is no big deal. But, it was a big deal. The store owner knew he was doing it and was probably getting a cut of the profits to allow him to do his illegal transactions on his store property. Sterling...
  • One America News Network (OANN) to broadcast 'Clinton Cash' SAT:2pmPT/5pmET,SUN:2pmPT/5pmET

    07/29/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 11 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Full title: 'One America News Network (OANN) to broadcast 'Clinton Cash' SAT:2pmPT/5pmET,SUN:2pmPT/5pmET'
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ Global Premiere Scores 170,000 Views in 3 Hours – Bernie Sanders Supporters Promote

    07/24/2016 7:39:47 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies ^ | 24 Jul 2016 | by Jerome Hudson
    In just three hours, more than 170,000 viewers tuned in to watch the global premiere of Clinton Cash, the motion picture adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book Clinton Cash, authored by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. The film, directed by M.A. Taylor and produced by Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, was promoted — and praised — by both sides of the political stratum. Veterans for Bernie Sanders, a group with over 50,000 likes, took to its Facebook page to encouraged its followers to watch and share the film. Reaction to the...
  • Why Chevron And Shell Are Better Bets Than BP and Exxon

    07/06/2016 11:20:37 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies ^ | 06-07-2016 | Oil Major
    Want to invest in the oil majors? Take a look at Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell, but steer clear of ExxonMobil, BP, and Total. That is the conclusion from a new analysis from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., which identified Chevron and Shell as the best of the lot. The reason for choosing Chevron, for instance, is that the American oil major will have high-margin growth, largely due to the completion of several large-scale projects. The Gorgon LNG project is one example – with huge capex requirements behind it, Chevron will enjoy free-cash-flow turnaround. Tudor Pickering Holt also likes Chevron’s...
  • oston cabbie is disappointed at $100 reward he received for returning $187,000 left behind in his ta

    07/05/2016 8:03:43 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 5 July 2016 | Al Ng
    Honesty doesn’t hack it. A Boston taxi cab driver is disappointed he only received a $100 reward after returning $187,000 cash lost in his car. “I thought maybe he would give $500 or $1,000, maybe one of those bundles,” Raymond (Buzzy) MacCausland, the lucky cabbie who found the fortune told the Daily News.
  • Trump campaign has only $1.3 million in cash, to Clinton's $42.5 million

    06/21/2016 6:44:44 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 120 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/16 | Thoeodoric Meyer
    Donald Trump's campaign started the month with a paltry $1.3 million in cash — a mere fraction of Hillary Clinton's $42.5 million war chest — putting the GOP frontrunner at a sharp disadvantage heading into the general election against Clinton's money machine. … And it's not just money — the filings revealed a campaign staff of less than 70, a number was dwarfed by Clinton's nearly 700 paid employees, and few of the campaign's expenses suggested work had begun to build out a more robust operation. All together, it's the most lopsided fundraising start to a presidential election in the...
  • Investors fearing ‘summer shocks’ are hoarding the most cash since 2001

    06/20/2016 3:48:27 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 18, 2016 | Sue Chang
    The last time fund managers hoarded this much cash, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees 4 to 3 to win the World Series. Today the Diamondbacks and the Yankees are struggling in their respective divisions, and by the amount of cash investors are stocking away, one might think that they fear the global markets are melting down too. Cash positions rose to 5.7% in June from 5.5% in May, the highest level since November 2001... Worries about “‘summer of shocks” stemming from Brexit...   ...prompting managers to stock pile cash... What do you consider the biggest ‘tail risk’? Bank...
  • Wealth Confiscation for the Digital Age: the New “Cash Tax”

    05/11/2016 1:35:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 10 May 2016 | Brian Hunt
    “Negative interest rates” have become a phenomenon with economists and the media. But I’m writing to tell you something about negative interest rates you haven’t heard. You certainly won’t hear about it in the mainstream press. What’s coming at you is a historic event. It’s something our grandchildren will hear stories about, much like the Great Depression or the Cold War. It could send the price of gold much higher in the coming years. If you know what’s coming, it could mean the difference between having lots of free cash in retirement and barely getting by. And please remember this...
  • This is Different! (Cruz Campaign Announces It Is Short On Funding!)

    04/13/2016 11:54:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 208 replies
    ____ This morning I woke up to an email from my campaign finance director. The email wasn't good news. I've gotten emails like this before, but let me tell you: this time is different. Our mid-month fundraising report is due in just two days, and we're more than $300,000 short of funding our campaign. As you know, having the resources necessary to compete is a big factor in running a campaign for president. We've already seen so many candidates who fell short leave this race. Our campaign is literally running out of money, and to keep campaigning -- taking on...
  • Hillary’s campaign behemoth built on a mountain of secret cash

    04/07/2016 12:22:02 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    The big-money campaign finance system that Hillary Clinton has pledged to dismantle as president is what’s fueling her White House bid, according to a new investigation. The Democratic front-runner’s campaign behemoth is built on super PACs, secret cash and unlimited contributions — the very things she’s railed against on the campaign trail, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The center said its investigation found Clinton’s own election efforts “are largely immune from her reformist platform.”
  • Cruz hates New York values — but likes New York money

    04/07/2016 9:13:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Cruz’s presidential campaign has raised at least $470,851 from New York donors in the first three quarters of fundraising this primary season, making the state his fourth most lucrative in the U.S., according to the nonpartisan campaign finance group the Center for Responsive Politics. Not only that, but Cruz’s second-largest super-PAC contribution — a check for $11 million — came from financier Robert Mercer, whose hedge fund Renaissance Technologies is headquartered in East Setauket, N.Y. Cruz’s New York-based presidential campaign donors include executives at Wall Street firms, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citigroup and, among others, the hedge fund Paulson...
  • Could not break a 50 at a bank while traveling in US this week?

    03/30/2016 4:05:07 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 98 replies
    chickensoup | 03.30.16 | chickensoup
    Went to a bank to break a 50 I had brought along for tolls, and was told that I could not do that unless I had an account. An American bank was not accepting American money! What the hell is going on? A Fifty is worth a little less than a twenty was worth in the 80's. Not much. Went to a pet store to purchase pet food, had to register to use a fifty. More of a move to get rid of money? Anyone else?
  • Cash or Digital Money, Personal Freedom or Globalism

    03/29/2016 9:00:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Digital money society or a one-world currency Sweden seemed to be at the forefront of the newest globalist scheme digital money v. cash, advocating a cashless global economy with a one-world currency. A CBS World News article reported in 2012 that a small number of businesses in Sweden accepted only credit cards, including some churches, even though elderly people prefer cash, especially in rural areas. Bjorn Ulvaeus, a former rocker, stated that cash encourages theft, citing his own son who was the victim of armed robbery three times. Cheating and cash theft may have declined in Sweden but cybercrime around...
  • Cash or Digital Money, Personal Freedom or Globalism

    03/29/2016 5:47:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 3/29/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Sweden seemed to be at the forefront of the newest globalist scheme digital money v. cash, advocating a cashless global economy with a one-world currency. A CBS World News article reported in 2012 that a small number of businesses in Sweden accepted only credit cards, including some churches, even though elderly people prefer cash, especially in rural areas. Bjorn Ulvaeus, a former rocker, stated that cash encourages theft, citing his own son who was the victim of armed robbery three times. Cheating and cash theft may have declined in Sweden but cybercrime around the world is indisputably on the rise....
  • Sweden Begins 5 Year Countdown Until It Eliminates Cash

    03/05/2016 2:15:05 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-5-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden March 5, 2016 How much louder can the “ban cash” calls get? Recall it was just last year when we catalogued the growing cacophony of crazies for whom banning physical currency is the only way to ensure that depositors can’t simply reassert their economic autonomy under a low or zero rate regime. Put simply, if interest rates get too low, depositors will simply take their money out the bank and put it in the mattress or the safe where, to quote WSJ from last week, “interest rates are always low no matter what central bankers do. Most recently,...
  • Why Big Government Is Waging War Against Cash

    03/01/2016 7:13:31 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1 Mar, 2016 | Steve Forbes
    GAINING ATTENTION these days is the idea of abolishing high denominations of the dollar and the euro. This concept graphically displays the astonishing stupidity-and intellectual bankruptcy-of today's liberal economic policymakers and the economics profession. Larry Summers, a former Treasury Secretary and Harvard president, is pushing the U.S. to ban $50 and $100 bills. There's a lot of chatter, too, about prohibiting the €500 note. The ostensible reason is to help in the fight against terrorists, bribers, drug dealers and tax evaders by making it more inconvenient for these bad guys to move around and store their ill-gotten cash........ If the...
  • Governments of the World are Coming for Your Cash

    02/23/2016 11:52:34 AM PST · by dennisw · 62 replies ^ | 23 Feb 2016 | Jason Scheurer
    Large denomination physical cash is going to be outlawed if central bankers have their way. The push toward a fully digitized monetary system─where every transaction will be recorded, scrutinized, controlled, and taxed─is being sold to the public as some miracle elixir to cure the world of criminal behavior. It can be argued that up until a few years ago there were still ways to exist off the grid and operate outside the monetary system, but the implementation of negative interest rates has now virtually assured that cash, as we know it, is on its last leg. You can have cash...
  • Banning the Benjamin Suggests the Democrats Are Running Out of Ideas

    02/21/2016 5:44:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 02/20/2016 | Seth Lipsky
    Banning the Benjamin would strip Americans of a layer of privacy and a currency of convenience. It's being advanced as a war measure to make it harder for terrorists to carry cash. But it's a smokescreen for the fact that the Democrats are out of ideas on both the economy and national security. The putsch against the Benjamin is being sprung by Lawrence Summers. He was President Bill Clinton's treasury secretary and also a president of Harvard. He came within a whisker of being chairman of the Federal Reserve under President Obama. Mr. Summers wrote up his idea in the...
  • Germany Unveils "Cash Controls" Push: Ban Transactions Over €5,000, €500 Euro Note (war on cash)

    02/03/2016 6:39:57 AM PST · by ak267 · 35 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2-3-16 | Tyler Durden
    It was just two days ago that Bloomberg implored officials to “bring on a cashless future” in an Op-Ed that calls notes and coins “dirty, dangerous, unwieldy, and expensive.” You probably never thought of your cash that way, but increasingly, authorities and the powers that be seem determined to lay the groundwork for the abolition of what Bloomberg calls “antiquated” physical money. We’ve documented the cash ban calls on a number of occasions including, most recently, those that emanated from DNB, Norway’s largest bank where executive Trond Bentestuen said that although “there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation, the...
  • Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash

    01/31/2016 10:57:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 173 replies ^ | 01/31/2016 | Tyler Durden
    So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 In a moment of curious serendipity, a little over 90 minutes after we showed what a dystopian, centrally-planned, cashless society unleashed in a negative interest rate world would look like ("by forcing people and companies to convert their paper money into bank deposits, the hope is that they can be persuaded (coerced?) to spend that money rather than save it because those deposits will carry considerable costs"), and briefly after we...
  • Norway's Biggest Bank Calls For Nation to Stop Using Cash

    01/24/2016 2:55:00 PM PST · by EBH · 74 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/22/2016 | Abigail Abrams
    The largest bank in Norway has called for the country to stop using cash, the Local reported Friday. This comes as the latest move in a country that has been leading the global charge toward electronic money in recent years, with several banks already not offering cash in their branch offices and some industries seeking to cut back on paper currency. DNB, the bank with the proposal, has said eliminating the use of cash would cut down on black market sales and crimes such as money laundering. "Today, there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation and [the country's central...
  • Wisconsin Set to Destroy Doctor-Patient Relationships

    01/13/2016 8:24:39 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty ^ | 01/11/16 | Larry G.
    In AB366, the legislature disenfranchises the independent physician who operates a pain management practice and the lower income or disabled patients who may need to pay for physician services in cash through necessity. This bill, if passed, sets a precedence in Wisconsin that the government can regulate the means for individuals to pay for goods and services in private transactions. Additionally, through the certification provision, it burdens these smaller doctor’s practices with creating records that document traceable transaction records to show how patients pay for their care.
  • Cashless Societies: How Realistic? (and a look at EU social engineering)

    12/28/2015 3:11:50 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 55 replies
    Daily Bell ^ | 12/28/15 | Daily Bell Staff
    STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS Cashless Societies: How Realistic? By Daily Bell Staff - December 28, 2015 In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears ... Parishioners text tithes to their churches. Homeless street vendors carry mobile credit-card readers. Even the Abba Museum, despite being a shrine to the 1970s pop group that wrote "Money, Money, Money," considers cash so last-century that it does not accept bills and coins. Few places are tilting toward a cashless future as quickly as Sweden, which has become hooked on the convenience of paying by app and plastic. – New York Times Dominant Social Theme: Remove analog...
  • Apple boss: Next generation of children 'will not know what money is'

    11/11/2015 3:58:48 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Nov 15 | Dan Hyde
    Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, makes bold prediction about the death of cash as he promotes Apple Pay alternative Tim Cook, the chief executive of technology giant, forecast the death of cash by the time current university students have a family. Cash is still used for more than half of payments by consumers, according to Payments UK, the industry body, but its popularity is falling as people switch to cards and smartphone apps such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet.
  • Bank Of Ireland Bans "Small" Cash Withdrawals At Branches

    11/05/2015 11:23:26 AM PST · by amorphous · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    As central planners the world over grapple with the effective "lower bound" that's imposed by the existence of physical banknotes, there’s been no shortage of calls for a ban on cash. Put simply, if you eliminate physical currency, you also eliminate the idea of a floor for depo rates. After all, if people can't withdraw paper money and stash it under the mattress, then interest rates can be as negative as the government wants them to be in order to "encourage" consumption. If, for instance, you’re being charged 10% for saving your money, then by God you will probably spend...
  • People are hiding cash in their microwaves as Sweden gets closer to being the first cashless society

    10/28/2015 8:18:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2015 | Jim Edwards
    Sweden is shaping up to be the first country to plunge its citizens into a fascinating — and terrifying — economic experiment: negative interest rates in a cashless society. The Swedish central bank, the Sveriges Riksbank, on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate at -0.35%, the level it has been at since July. Though retail banks have yet to pass that negative rate on to Swedish consumers, they face increased pressure to do so as long as the rates remain where they are. That's a problem, because Sweden is the closest country on the planet to becoming an all-electronic cashless...
  • People In Sweden Are Hiding Cash In Their Microwaves - Cashless Society - Negative Interest Rates

    10/28/2015 6:54:03 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 10-28-2015 | Jim Edwards
    Jim EdwardsOctober 28, 2015 Sweden is shaping up to be the first country to plunge its citizens into a fascinating — and terrifying — economic experiment: negative interest rates in a cashless society. The Swedish central bank held its benchmark interest rate at -0.35% today, the level it has been at since July. Although retail banks have yet to pass on that negative to rate to Swedish consumers, the longer it's held there the more financial pressure there is for banks to pass the costs onto their customers. That's a problem because Sweden is the closest country on the planet...
  • Wisconsin Bill to Ban Cash

    10/25/2015 1:52:19 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 48 replies
    AAPS ^ | 10/24/15
    AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, MD points out that: The provision states that uninsured patients, and ONLY uninsured patients may use credit, a credit card, a check, or a draft (but not cash). This implies two things: (1) Insured patients cannot pay for pain treatment that their insurance supposedly covers but denies in their case. (2) Uninsured patients who are hard up and don't have a checking account or credit cannot buy this type of medical care. Why should they not be allowed to use currency that is legal tender (and does not involve paying fees to a bank)? And...
  • One Part of the Economy Is Booming: The Underground/Cash-Only Sector

    10/09/2015 7:59:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 10/09/2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If you make it so burdensome to operate a legit business, then you're basically giving people without big lines of credit and capital few choices but to work in the cash-only underground economy.It won't be much of a surprise to those living outside the Washington D.C. beltway and the Unicorn Herd of start-ups selling for millions of dollars that the underground cash-only economy is one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy. Correspondent B.U. recently submitted this report from rural America in response to my entry What Happens to our Economy as Millions of People Lose the Habits...
  • Bernie Sanders’s $26 million cash haul is a major problem for Hillary Clinton

    10/01/2015 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton technically beat Bernie Sanders by $2 million in the chase for campaign cash over the last three months. But, that isn't the story -- not even close.
  • Hendricks v Starkist Tuna Class Action

    08/28/2015 3:35:22 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 18 replies
    Top Class Actions ^ | today | not me
    I found this the other day by accident. I've never seen a class action lawsuit such as this . Starkist wants to avoid litigation so this is what they are offering to you. They don't require a receipt but you sign off under penalty of perjury..
  • Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser

    08/24/2015 10:52:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    The Independant ^ | 8/24/15 | Jon Stone
    “Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don't assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work,” he tweeted. “Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping. “Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.”
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

    07/28/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2015
    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one of them placed the satchel on the front lawn as he moved items around in their vehicle.
  • Greeks Can’t Tap Cash, Gold, Silver In Bank Safety Deposit Boxes

    07/14/2015 9:04:18 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 31 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 7/14/15 | unattributed
    Capital controls have been in place in Greece since the start of the month to protect the banks from mass withdrawals by nervous Greeks. They have rightly been concerned about their savings, the collapse of the banking system and the loss of their savings in deposit confiscations or bail-ins.
  • TSA blasted for tweeting photo of traveler's cash; 'And you wonder why nobody trusts you people'

    06/30/2015 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 6/30/15 | Chelsea Schilling
    The Transportation Security Administration is getting an earful from angry Americans after the agency’s spokeswoman tweeted a photo of the contents of a traveler’s suitcase – $75,000 in cash – for all the world to see on Tuesday. “If you had $75,000, is this how you’d transport it? Just asking! TSA @ RIC spotted this traveler’s preferred method,” tweeted Lisa Farbstein, TSA spokeswoman at headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The public reaction was fierce and included some of the following comments: So … taxpayers are paying you to tweet photos of their luggage? image: TSA_Lisa_Farbstein What other perfectly legal possessions...