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Untouchable Banks: The End of the Easy Life (II)

While at first the main target of prosecution on charges of discreditable mortgage practices was Bank of America, which was traditionally one of the top five, if not the top three banks on Wall Street, in autumn 2013 JPMorgan Chase topped the black list. Among Wall Street banks it has consistently occupied first place in assets (currently 2.3 trillion dollars). JPMorgan Chase will pay the U.S. government 13 billion dollars in exchange for dropping the investigation into the bank's activities in the mortgage field. An agreement to this effect was reached by the bank's management and the U.S. Department of Justice. This is an absolute record for compensations received by the U.S. government from a private business...

Valentin KATASONOV | 07.11.2013


 

Untouchable Banks: The End of the Easy Life (I)

The largest banks of Wall Street, the London City and other financial centers of the West have always been considered «Too Big to Fail». Such big-name banks were categorized as «untouchables», «sacred cows» which were destined to exist forever. And that is not surprising; the demise of any one of the «sacred cows» of the banking world could plunge not only one country, but the entire world into the depths of crisis. After all, the «sacred cows» existed outside of the so-called market economy, with its fierce competition, high risks, bankruptcies and defaults. They lived their lives in the oases of «banking socialism»...

Valentin KATASONOV | 05.11.2013




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Ferguson: No Justice in the American Police State

There are reports that American police kill 500 or more Americans every year... The founding fathers warned against allowing US military forces to be deployed against the American people, and the Posse Comitatus Act prevents the use of military forces against civilians.  These restrictions designed to protect liberty have been subverted by the George W. Bush and Obama regimes. Today Americans have no more protection against state violence than Germans had under National Socialism. Far from being a «light unto the world», America is descending into cold hard tyranny. Who will liberate us?

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