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11/27/2011  Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks $13 Billion
Banks worldwide earned an estimated $13 billion by taking advantage of below-market rates on emergency U.S. Federal Reserve loans from August 2007 through April 2010. Roll over the bars below to explore details for each. To compare results with banks' net income or losses for the same timeframes, click the corresponding button. Worldwide total is the sum for 190 firms with available data; those banks lost a combined $21.6 billion. The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. Now, the rest of the world can see what it was missing. The Fed didn’t tell anyone which banks were in trouble so deep they required a combined $1.2 trillion on Dec. 5, 2008, their single neediest day. Bankers didn’t mention that they took tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans at the same time they were assuring investors their firms were healthy. And no one calculated until now that banks reaped an estimated $13 billion of income by taking advantage of the Fed’s below-market rates, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.
posted: 11/29/11                   0       17
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5/8/2010  An Updated List of Goldman Sachs Ties to the Obama Government Including Elena Kagan
From 2005 to 2008, according to USA Today and other sources, Kagan served as a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute.
(Fire Dog Lake)
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4/27/2010  A List of Goldman Sachs People in the Obama Government: Names Attached to the Giant Squid’s Tentacles
Here you will find, I believe, the most comprehensive list of people-groups yet available to show how Obama’s administration has really become the Goldman Sachs administration. The Obama administration is not the first administration that Goldman has infiltrated, although it is perhaps the one that has been most completely co-opted from top to bottom.
(Fire Dog Lake)
posted: 5/22/10                   0       23
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4/20/2010  Goldman Sachs: Master of the Universe
The status applies to all Wall Street giants, none, however, the equal of Goldman, the Grand Master. Like the fabled comic book Superman hero, it's: * faster than its competitors, thanks to its proprietary software ability to front run markets (illegal, but no matter); * more powerful than the government it controls; and * able to leap past competitors, given its special status.
(Baltimore Chronicle)
posted: 5/22/10                   0       18

1/31/2010  Geithner: 'I had no role' in an AIG cover up
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told lawmakers Wednesday that he had no involvement in an apparent attempt by government regulators to withhold crucial information about AIG's bailout from the public. "I had no role in making decisions regarding what to disclose," Geithner testified at a hearing held by the House Oversight Committee Wednesday. * Facebook * Digg * Twitter * Buzz Up! * Email * Print * Comment on this story AIG payouts: Who got what Counterparties that got more than $1 billion from the government and AIG. AIG counterparty Total payment Societe Generale $16.5 billion Goldman Sachs $14 billion Deutsche Bank $8.5 billion Merrill Lynch $6.2 billion Calyon $4.3 billion UBS $3.8 billion Deutsche Zentral Genossenschaftsbank $1.8 billion Barclays $1.5 billion Bank of Montreal $1.4 billion Royal Bank of Scotland $1.1 billion Wachovia $1 billion Source:Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. New York Fed officials instructed AIG (AIG, Fortune 500) not to disclose more than a dozen controversial transactions to the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2008. At the time, Geithner was the president of the New York Fed, but he said he had recused himself from the day-to-day operations at that time because of his nomination to be Treasury secretary. At least two lawmakers weren't buying Geithner's denial. - "Why shouldn't we ask for your resignation?" Mica asked Geithner. "We're not getting the whole story, we're getting the blame story. You're either incompetent on the job or you knew what was taking place and you tried to conceal it, and I think that's grounds for your review." Geithner angrily responded to Mica, "You don't know me very well." He then more calmly said, "That is your right to have that opinion. I have served my country as carefully and ably as I can." AIG's bailout has incited furor among lawmakers and the public, as the troubled insurer has come to symbolize the corporate greed, risky behavior and lack of regulation that many believe caused the Great Recession. The issue at hand on Wednesday was one of the bailout's most contentious: a decision by the New York Fed to pay counterparties 100 cents on the dollar for the underlying assets that AIG has insured through so-called credit default swap agreements. As a result, $62.1 billion of taxpayer and AIG funds were essentially funneled to 16 banks that were counterparties to AIG insurance contracts. - Due to many New York Fed employees' ties to Wall Street investment banks -- including Geithner -- many lawmakers and members of the public have implied that the regulator's decisions may have been made for personal gain. "I think your commitment to Goldman Sachs trumped your commitment to the American people," said Rep. Steven Lynch, D-Mass.
posted: 7/3/10                   0       8

9/23/2009  Even the Part-Time Jobs are Disappearing -- The Economy is a Lie, Too
Americans cannot get any truth out of their government about anything, the economy included. Americans are being driven into the ground economically, with one million school children now homeless, while Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announces that the recession is over. The spin that masquerades as news is becoming more delusional. Consumer spending is 70% of the US economy. It is the driving force, and it has been shut down. Except for the super rich, there has been no growth in consumer incomes in the 21st century. Statistician John Williams of reports that real household income has never recovered its pre-2001 peak. - The unemployment rate, as reported, is a fiction and has been since the Clinton administration. The unemployment rate does not include jobless Americans who have been unemployed for more than a year and have given up on finding work. The reported 10% unemployment rate is understated by the millions of Americans who are suffering long-term unemployment and are no longer counted as unemployed. As each month passes, unemployed Americans drop off the unemployment role due to nothing except the passing of time. The inflation rate, especially “core inflation,” is another fiction. “Core inflation” does not include food and energy, two of Americans’ biggest budget items. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) assumes, ever since the Boskin Commission during the Clinton administration, that if prices of items go up consumers substitute cheaper items. This is certainly the case, but this way of measuring inflation means that the CPI is no longer comparable to past years, because the basket of goods in the index is variable. The Boskin Commission’s CPI, by lowering the measured rate of inflation, raises the real GDP growth rate. The result of the statistical manipulation is an understated inflation rate, thus eroding the real value of Social Security income, and an overstated growth rate. Statistical manipulation cloaks a declining standard of living.
(Counter Punch)
posted: 8/1/11                   0       4

8/25/2009  Tim Geithner evades questions about bank bailouts Part 1 of 2 (Wall Street Journal)
posted: 8/28/09      
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8/5/2009  You Tube Pulls Hundreds Of Ron Paul Videos
Popular C-Span Junkie user channel suspended, 6400 videos gone
(Prison Planet)
posted: 8/21/09                   0       15

7/17/2009  Paulson reveals US concerns of breakdown in law and order
Making his first appearance on Capitol Hill since leaving office, the former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson said it was important at the time not to reveal the extent of officials' concerns, for fear it would "terrify the American people and lead to an even bigger problem"
(The Independent)
posted: 7/21/09                   1       12

7/16/2009  Congressman Stearns: Mr Paulson How Do You Have Any Credibility? (CSPAN)
posted: 7/24/09      
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7/16/2009  Max Keiser takes offense to Goldman Sachs story (1 of 2) (France 24)
posted: 7/21/09      
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7/16/2009  Max Keiser takes offense to Goldman Sachs story (2 of 2) (France 24)
posted: 7/21/09      
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7/9/2009  The Great American Bubble Machine
From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression — and they're about to do it again - But then, any attempt to construct a narrative around all the former Goldmanites in influential positions quickly becomes an absurd and pointless exercise, like trying to make a list of everything. What you need to know is the big picture: If America is circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to be that drain — an extremely unfortunate loophole in the system of Western democratic capitalism, which never foresaw that in a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.
(Rolling Stone)
posted: 5/26/10                   0       16
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7/1/2009  Clean Energy and Security Act brings auditors into your home
H.R. 2454 is a 1400-page promise to audit every aspect of your home and life under the guise of creating jobs, clean energy and a sustainable world
posted: 7/2/09                   1       12

6/24/2009  Warren Buffett to CNBC: U.S. Economy In "Shambles" .. No Signs of Recovery Yet
"I get figures on 70-odd businesses, a lot of them daily. Everything that I see about the economy is that we've had no bounce."
posted: 6/25/09                   2       18

6/19/2009  Obama’s Insurance Proposal May Grab Power From States
Obama called for the creation of a federal Office of National Insurance within the Treasury Department to monitor the industry, represent U.S. interests in international insurance agreements, and look for gaps in state oversight
posted: 6/19/09                   4       21
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6/15/2009  Details Set for Remake of Financial Regulations
At the center of the plan, which administration officials are referring to as a "white paper," is a move to remake powers of the Federal Reserve to oversee the biggest financial players, give the government the power to unwind and break up systemically important companies -- much like the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. does with failed banks -- and create a new regulator for consumer-oriented financial products
(Wall Street Journal)
posted: 6/19/09                   6       22

6/11/2009  The Great Unwinding
The ratio of debt-to-personal-disposable income was 55 percent in 1960. Since then, it has more than doubled, reaching 133 percent in 2007.
(New York Times)
posted: 6/12/09                   6       39

6/9/2009  Congress subpoenas the Federal Reserve
House lawmakers on Tuesday said they have subpoenaed the Federal Reserve to hand over e-mails, notes and other documents related to its role in Bank of America Corp.'s acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co
(USA Today)
posted: 6/10/09                   5       28

6/4/2009  UPDATE: US Lawmakers Call BofA's Lewis To Testify June 11
Towns, who chairs the panel, and Kucinich, who chairs a key subcommittee, have been investigating the circumstances behind the government's decision to give Bank of America billions in government aid, and its acquisition of Merrill Lynch
(Dow Jones)
posted: 6/10/09                   4       24

5/14/2009  Are the people who 'really run the world' meeting this weekend? ~ The Bilderberg group, the topic of many conspiracy theories, is now meeting behind closed doors in Greece.
From today until May 17, approximately 150 of the most influential members of the world's elite will be meeting behind closed doors at a hotel in Greece. They are called the Bilderberg Group or the "Bilderbergers," and you have probably never heard of them. The group, co-founded by Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, has been meeting in secret every year since 1954. This year, says the British broadsheet The Times, they are meeting at the Nafsika Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni. The individuals at the meeting come from such power houses as Google and the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Senate and European royalty. Governments, the banking industry, big oil, media and even the world of academia are amongst the Bilderberg ranks. Those reportedly in attendance at last year's conference in Virginia include former U.S. senator Tom Daschle; Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and his predecessor Henry M. Paulson; former U.S. secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice; Microsoft executive Craig Mundie; senior Wall Street Journal editor Paul Gigot; World Bank President Robert Zoellick and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
posted: 5/14/09                   7       44

5/6/2009  Cashing in on 'Government Sachs'
The fact that the chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank made millions off his secret purchase of Goldman Sachs stock, "in violation of Federal Reserve policy," as the WSJ put it, at a time when the N.Y. Fed was ostensibly overseeing the antics of the Wall Street firm, has barely registered a blip of outrage
(Huffington Post)
posted: 7/7/09                   0       13

4/23/2009  Did government block transparency? In testimony released by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Bank of America's CEO Ken Lewis says he was pressured by the government to keep quiet about losses from absorbing troubled Merrill Lynch (American Public Media)
posted: 6/10/09                   3       22

4/1/2009  Growth to slow down hitting hard the poor countries
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the developing world will slow to a projected 2.1 per cent in 2009 from 5.8 per cent in 2008
(Financial Express)
posted: 5/14/09                   3       31

2/16/2009  CNBC Illuminati slip (CNBC)
posted: 5/22/09      
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2/9/2009  U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailout Programs, would've paid for 90% of all mortgages
The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages. The Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have lent or spent almost $3 trillion over the past two years and pledged up to $5.7 trillion more. The Senate is to vote this week on an economic-stimulus measure of at least $780 billion. It would need to be reconciled with an $819 billion plan the House approved last month. Only the stimulus bill to be approved this week, the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program passed four months ago and $168 billion in tax cuts and rebates enacted in 2008 have been voted on by lawmakers. The remaining $8 trillion is in lending programs and guarantees, almost all under the Fed and FDIC. Recipients’ names have not been disclosed. “We’ve seen money go out the back door of this government unlike any time in the history of our country,” Senator Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, said on the Senate floor Feb. 3. “Nobody knows what went out of the Federal Reserve Board, to whom and for what purpose. How much from the FDIC? How much from TARP? When? Why?”
posted: 5/6/09                   2       13

1/21/2009  President Obama Fails his First Hard Choice
Barack Obama is failing his first hard choice as President by pushing hard for Tim Geithner to be confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury despite Geithner's serial cheating on his taxes and Geithner's utter failure in his previous job as head of the New York Fed. - Geithner not only speaks Chinese, he speaks Kissinger. His first job was working for Kissinger & Associates. This fall the Chinese government became the largest holder of U.S. Treasury debt. It can't hurt to have someone on our side of the counter who's learned to speak Kissinger's amoral language.
(Huffington Post)
posted: 5/4/09                   2       19

1/10/2009  Martial Law, the Financial Bailout, and the Afghan and Iraq Wars
The excuse for bypassing normal legislative procedures was the existence of an emergency. But one of the most reprehensible features of the legislation, that it allowed Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to permit bailed-out institutions to use public money for exorbitant salaries and bonuses, was inserted by Paulson after the immediate crisis had passed. - It is worth noticing that, ever since the 1950s, dubious events--of the unpublic variety I have called deep events--have marked the last months before a change of party in the White House. These deep events have tended to a) constrain incoming presidents, if the incomer is a Democrat, or alternatively b) to pave the way for the incomer, if he is a Republican.
(The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus)
posted: 6/2/10                   0       7

1/1/2009  Obama's Advisors
The transition to the new administration of Barack Obama has been accompanied by much optimism and hope for "change." The affiliations of some of his close associates, however, must be cause for concern.
(Daniel Estulin: The True Story of The Bilderberg Group)
posted: 6/4/10                   0       8
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12/12/2008  Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion
Bloomberg filed suit Nov. 7 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act requesting details about the terms of 11 Fed lending programs, most created during the deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression - Bloomberg didn’t receive a formal response that would let it file an appeal within the legal time limit.
posted: 5/18/09                   2       33
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12/1/2008  Ben Bernanke says crisis 'no comparison' to Great Depression
"Well, you hear a lot of loose talk, but let me just ... say, as a scholar of the Great Depression -- and I've written books about the Depression and been very interested in this since I was in graduate school, there's no comparison"
posted: 5/14/09                   2       26

11/23/2008  Paulson Was Behind Bailout Martial Law Threat
“Somebody in D.C. was feeding you guys quite a story prior to the bailout, a story that if we didn’t do this we were going to see something on the scale of the depression, there were people talking about martial law being instituted, civil unrest….who was feeding you guys this stuff?,” asked host Pat Campbell. “That’s Henry Paulson,” responded Inhofe, “We had a conference call early on..."
(1170 KFAQ Tulsa Oklahoma)
posted: 6/2/10                   0       8

11/20/2008  Paulson Was Behind Bailout Martial Law Threat
"I think there's a bunch of wrong-footed moves by Hank Paulson and the Illuminati"
posted: 5/18/09                   3       32

11/19/2008  Inhofe: Paulson Used Scare Tactics to Force Bailout Legislation
Oklahoma senator reveals details of conference call and is set to push legislation to make bailout spending transparent. - “He said, ‘This is going to be far worse than the Great Depression in the ’30s,’” Inhofe said. “And all these things – he was very descriptive of exactly what would happen if, if we didn’t buy out these toxic assets which he abandoned the day after he got the money.”
(Business and Media Institute)
posted: 5/4/09                   1       21

11/16/2008  Inhofe: Cancel the 'blank check'
He criticizes Henry Paulson for changing the $700 billion bailout plan
(Tulsa World)
posted: 7/21/09                   0       8

11/12/2008  Paulson changes tack on financial rescue
Consumer-finance sector will get help, but mortgage asset plan's shelved - But in a striking admission, Paulson said that buying up mortgage assets "is not the most effective way" to use government funding. Purchasing these so-called "toxic" assets was once the cornerstone of the rescue plan for financial markets and was almost the entire focus of Congress when the package was being debated before its enactment. But almost as soon as Treasury received the money, it decided that giving capital to banks in return for preferred stock was a better use of the funds.
(Wall Street Journal)
posted: 5/4/09                   1       21

11/12/2008  Treasury Sec Changes Plan, Acknowledging Job Losses
"raising the cost and reducing the availability of car loans, student loans and credit cards"
(Employment Crossing)
posted: 5/18/09      
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11/10/2008  Fed Defies Transparency Aim in Refusal to Disclose
Fed lends far more than that in separate rescue programs that didn't require approval by Congress, Americans have no idea where their money is going or what securities the banks are pledging in return
posted: 4/30/09                   3       21

10/22/2008  Banks Weighing Other Uses for Bailout Money
Some May Put It Toward Acquisitions - There is a growing consensus among Treasury and other federal officials that allowing healthy banks to use the money to acquire banks in jeopardy of failing could stabilize the economy and bolster confidence in banks.
(Washington Post)
posted: 5/18/09                   4       33
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10/19/2008  ECB's Nowotny Sees Global `Tri-Polar' Currency System Evolving
European Central Bank council member Ewald Nowotny said a ``tri-polar'' global currency system is developing between Asia, Europe and the U.S. and that he's skeptical the U.S. dollar's centrality can be revived
posted: 5/14/09                   2       26

10/17/2008  The Guys From ‘Government Sachs’
This summer, when the Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr., sought help navigating the Wall Street meltdown, he turned to his old firm, Goldman Sachs, snagging a handful of former bankers and other experts in corporate restructurings
(New York Times)
posted: 7/7/09                   0       13

10/16/2008  Morgan's Mack: Firm Was Excessively Leveraged
Morgan Stanley Chief Executive John Mack said the current financial crisis is like nothing he's ever seen before
posted: 6/5/09                   2       19

10/15/2008  Global financial rescue package nears £3 TRILLION as the U.S. unveils Brown-style bail-out for struggling banks (UK Daily Mail)
posted: 6/16/09                   3       19

10/7/2008  Treasury Names Former Executive To Oversee Rescue Plan Spending
The Treasury Department on Monday named a former Goldman Sachs executive to oversee spending for the $700 billion financial rescue plan
(Washington Post)
posted: 6/4/09                   0       20

10/6/2008  Paulson to Name Kashkari to Oversee Bailout
Kashkari's position as interim head of the Office of Financial Stability is expected to end when Bush leaves office, the paper said. He was a vice president at Goldman Sachs & Co. before joining the Treasury, and his role there included advising public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions and financial transactions.
posted: 6/2/10                   0       3

10/3/2008  Baran: Pandering Democrats, beware
He, along with Sen. McCain, became national cheerleaders for the Paulson bailout plan, which may well be passed in the House of Representatives today. Rather than allowing for a major public debate on the best way to move forward in this genuine crisis, Sen. Obama opted to use his bully pulpit to scold Democrats who did not want to line up hehind a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. In a bizarre move, he even questioned their patriotism — saying that those in the House who voted against the bill were “refusing to do what’s right for our country.”
(Yale Daily News)
posted: 6/4/10                   0       4

9/30/2008  U.S. Lawmakers Spurn Pleas From Leadership in Rejecting Bailout
A Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll last week showed that 55 percent of Americans were against using taxpayer money to rescue Wall Street, with 31 percent in favor. - Pelosi and Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel, the Democratic Caucus chairman, were among leaders patrolling the House floor for support.
posted: 6/4/10                   0       7

9/29/2008  U.S. Stocks Slide, Dow Plunges 777 Points, As Bailout Bill Fails
Dow Hit By Biggest-point Loss Ever, Topping Post 9/11 Loss - The sell off is the largest percentage drop for the S&P 500 since Oct. 26, 1987. It also translates into a $700 billion loss for the day for the S&P, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at Standard & Poor's.
(CBS, Market Watch)
posted: 5/4/09                   2       22

9/25/2008  Global authority can fill financial vacuum
Even if the US's massive financial rescue operation succeeds, it should be followed by something even more far-reaching - the establishment of a Global Monetary Authority to oversee markets that have become borderless
(Financial Times)
posted: 5/14/09                   3       24

9/23/2008  Bad News For The Bailout
A deal likely won't happen this week, and if Paulson wants one at all, he better improve his case to Congress. - In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy. "It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."
posted: 6/4/10                   0       4

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