Settlements and Fines from TBTF Institutions Since the Crisis

Let’s take a look at the amount of settlements/fines from various banks and financial institutions around the world since the crisis. There are probably a lot of settlements/fines I have missed, frankly the amount below is already staggering, so this is a very rough estimate. Some perspective, most of these individual banks have now paid more in fines then the value of most countries GDP’s

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Amnesty International: Israel Remains the Occupying Power in Gaza and is Thus Bound By the Law Of Occupation

American and Israeli Media Fail to Tell the Big Story Amnesty International notes today: Israel maintains sole control of Gaza’s air space and territorial waters, and continues to prohibit any movement of people or goods in or out of Gaza via air or sea. Israel directly controls all but one of Gaza’s land border crossings, and continues to close three out of the four crossings for commercial goods, restrict the volume of key imports, and ban most exports, all of which have a serious impact on humanitarian and socioeconomic conditions in Gaza. Israel continues to control the Palestinian population registry, which covers residents of both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, so any change in these records and all Palestinian Authority identity documents (including ID cards and passports) require Israeli approval

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Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America

The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America.

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Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’

What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the Second World War, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity.

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Obama Tells Central America Leaders Undocumented Migrants To Be Sent Home. The…

Obama Tells Central America Leaders Undocumented Migrants To Be Sent Home. The Huffington Post JV #ows #ohb Obama Tells Central America Leaders Undocumented Migrants To Be Sent Home www.huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told Central American leaders on Friday that his administration had compassion for the influx of children crossing the U.S. border but said those without valid claims to stay would be sent hom…

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Video: You Will Believe What the Media Tells You to Believe
Video: You Will Believe What the Media Tells You to Believe Video: You Will Believe What the Media Tells You to Believe

And now, your regularly scheduled brainwashing… “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.” — George Orwell “All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news.” — Willy Munzenberg, Stalin’s propaganda chief “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” — William Colby, former CIA director “The media is a Counter-Intelligence organisation. The media backs every war. The role of the media and embedded historians is to surround the truth with a bodyguard of lies.

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[08] Sweatshops, Paving The Ocean, Gay Parents Better, Democracy Reboot, Stand Your Ground, and more

The Redacted team tries to stand their ground on an ocean paved by BP while wishing their parents were gay. Miley Cyrus’s new billboard looms on the horizon, democracy gets a reboot, and Boehner sues Obama.

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RT contributor deported from Ukraine
RT contributor deported from Ukraine RT contributor deported from Ukraine

Graham Phillips, an RT contributor covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, has been deported to the UK, following his arrest at Donetsk airport on Tuesday night. Phillips, who was previously detained by Ukrainian forces for two days in May, will not be allowed to re-enter the country for three years. The SBU said that the official reason for the deportation was the threat Phillips presented to “state security, sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Ukraine.

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FL Republican wants to force state’s students to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’

Florida state Senator Alan Hays (R) announced Friday that he is working on a bill to make it mandatory that all public school students in the state be shown Dinesh D’Souza’s latest anti-Obama film, America: Imagine a World Without Her . According to the Hollywood Reporter , Hays will introduce the bill in November, requiring all 1,700 Florida middle and high schools to hold viewings of the film Salon.com called “laughable” and “humiliating propaganda.” The film is a sequel to D’Souza’s 2012 film 2016: Obama’s America , which was wildly successful among conservative viewers.

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VICE News: Immigrant America: The Worst Job in New York

Milking cows is a dirty, monotonous job, and as we found out in our latest episode of Immigrant America , it’s not a job many unemployed Americans are willing to do. But for some reason the government doesn’t give dairy farms a way to recruit foreign workers legally, so most feel forced to hire illegal immigrants. This makes the farms and their workers easy targets for immigration authorities looking to fill deportation quotas.

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