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New Yorkers cited for not maintaining property after Sandy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Residents in one Queens neighborhood are crying foul after they were written up for failing to clean up the city’s own mess. It is yet another new complication in life after Superstorm Sandy.

Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to clean up from the hurricane….

They got it [the citation] on Nov. 9, cited with “failure to maintain” their property.

But as they pointed out to CBS 2’s Schneider on Tuesday night, it’s a city tree that they were waiting for the city to remove.

“It was over two weeks before someone came and removed it from the house, and we were patient enough with that, but then to just be slapped with a violation,” Joe Cavaliere said.

The Department of Buildings said the citation is a mere formality. It’s a way to keep track of all downed trees.

But for people in this neighborhood…it’s a permanent mark on their property that they want removed from the records.

“They’re not only upset, but they’re insulted.”

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Iceland Financial Liberation – The Untold Story [1]

ICELAND -No news from Iceland?… why? How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what’s happening in Iceland?

In Iceland, the people has made their government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.

And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn’t been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example?

This is a summary of the facts:

2008: The main bank of the country is nationalized.
The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market stops. The country is in bankruptcy

2008: The citizens protest in front of parliament and manage to get new elections that make the resignation of the prime minister and his whole government.
The country is in bad economic situation.
A law proposes paying back the debt to Great Britain and Holland through the payment of 3,500 million euros, which will be paid by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with a 5.5% interest.

2010: The people go out in the streets and demand a referendum. In January 2010 the president denies the approval and announces a popular meeting.
In March the referendum and the denial of payment is voted in by 93%. Meanwhile the government has initiated an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis, and many high level executives and bankers are arrested. The Interpol dictates an order that make all the implicated parties leave the country.

In this crisis an assembly is elected to rewrite a new Constitution which can include the lessons learned from this, and which will substitute the current one (a copy of the Danish Constitution).
25 citizens are chosen, with no political affiliation, out of the 522 candidates. For candidacy all that was needed was to be an adult and have the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly starts in February of 2011 to present the ‘magna carta’ from the recommendations given by the different assemblies happening throughout the country. It must be approved by the current Parliament and by the one constituted through the next legislative elections.

So in summary of the Icelandic revolution:
-resignation of the whole government
-nationalization of the bank.
-referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
-incarcerating the responsible parties
-rewriting of the constitution by its people

Have we been informed of this through the media?
Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this?
No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world.

Please spread the news as Iceland is the role model now although sooner or later, the banksters will start demilishing their nationalized bank.

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Monsanto’s well deserved end may be near

California’s Proposition 37 would require all genetically modified products to be labeled so people would know what they were buying.

End of Monsanto Near? Proposition 37 Succeeding Nations after ban on GMO crops

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Fiscal Cliff with Ben Swann (FOX 19)

With all the talk of the fiscal cliff, there is one major issue that is being overlooked. Something called TAG is set to expire at the end of the year and if it does it will have a big effect on how you bank.

Ben is investigating what this means for you in a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.

View the Reality Check/Simply Money Fiscal Cliff Cheat Sheet here. News, Weather

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US Files Civil Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

The complaint, brought by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, seeks damages and civil penalties from Wells Fargo for more than 10 years of alleged misconduct related to government-insured Federal Housing Administration loans.

The lawsuit alleges the FHA paid hundreds of millions of dollars on insurance claims on thousands of defaulted mortgages as a result of false certifications by Wells Fargo, the fourth-biggest U.S. bank as measured in assets.The bank denied the allegations ….

No doubt this will end as the others have ended. The bank will pay a fine in exchange for not admitting that they did anything illegal.

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Timeline of events leading to the latest Israel-Gaza conflict


Following a two-week lull in violence, Israeli soldiers invade Gaza. In the resulting exchange of gunfire with Palestinian fighters, a 12-year-old boy is killed by an Israeli bullet while he plays soccer.

Shortly afterwards, Palestinian fighters blow up a tunnel along the Gaza-Israel frontier, injuring one Israeli soldier.


An anti-tank missile fired by Palestinian fighters wounds four Israeli soldiers driving in a jeep along the Israel-Gaza boundary.

An Israeli artillery shell lands in a soccer field in Gaza killing two children, aged 16 and 17. Later, an Israeli tank fires a shell at a tent where mourners are gathered for a funeral, killing two more civilians, and wounding more than two dozen others.


One Palestinian civilian is killed and dozens more wounded in Israeli attacks. Four Israeli civilians are also injured as a result of projectiles launched from Gaza, according to the Israeli government.

During an Israeli government cabinet meeting, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz urges the government to “cut off the head of the snake… take out the leadership of Hamas in Gaza.” He also calls for a cutting off of water, food, electricity, and fuel shipments to Gaza’s 1.7 million people.


Palestinian militant factions agree to a truce if Israel ends its attacks.


Israel breaks two days of calm by assassinating Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas’ military wing. According to reports, at least eight other Palestinians are killed in Israeli attacks, including at least two children. Palestinian militant groups vow to respond.

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Congressman Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech to Congress

You won’t find another congressman that speaks as informed, as eloquent or with great sincerity as this man has over the past three decades.

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CFTC limits ability to manipulate silver prices

A big win for the silver market! Just what I’ve been waiting for!

The CFTC today set limits on how much any one person may buy or sell in the silver market. The purpose of this rule is to limit anyone’s ability to manipulate silver prices.

It’s about time! The big silver manipulators fought hard and lost. This is a good indication just how much power they have lost recently.
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Helping The Poor

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This cartoon speaks volumes! It is an incredible commentary on the difference between free market, Capitalist driven economics, versus Big Government resource hogging non-producing, Keynesian Economics.

The common denominator is the poor. There are always going to be poor people. That’s a fact in every society. Even one as great and powerful as we are, we are sill going to have the less fortunate. The difference in how the poor are aided. Conservatives and Liberals couldn’t be more polar opposite in their respective political philosophies on economics.Liberals want to take from the producers and give to the poor. They cry out “More food!”, “More housing!” “More money!”, “More! More! More! Gimme More!”. The fatal flaw with this approach is the fact that if the producers are bled dry, where do you go for “More”? How can the producers ever reach their maximum potential of producing, when they are constantly having to give “More!” Growth is stifled. Less jobs are created, because of less investment capital. And inefficient government is expanded. All leading to a lower standard of living.

Whereas, on the other hand, the poor that are seeking a way out of the muck and mire are boosted out of their circumstances if there is less restraint on the producers. If there are less regulations. Less siphoning of their capital through excessive taxation for redistribution to the non-producing entities. Free market capitalism allows for expanded growth, more production, which in turn creates more jobs that adds more “rungs” to the ladder so that the ladder can go deeper into the pit of the poor, and in turn allow those with grit and determination to rise into prosperity. It is a simple winning formula. One that has made our great nation the envy of the world. JFK said it best, “High tides raise all boats”, meaning that if the producers aren’t hindered by the overzealous extension of regulations and taxes, then they will be allowed to grow, produce more and create more jobs.

The standard of living here in America is the greatest the world has ever known. The poor in our country did not create this standard of living; the producers did. Which leads me to point out that given the current power structure that exists, and the adamant rhetoric that the rich must pay more, that they must pay their fair share; can only lead one to the conclusion that, if not reversed, the standard of living is going to indeed go down; and the rungs on the ladder will become shorter. ~ Mercury

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”– Benjamin Franklin, 1766



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$43 Trillion lawsuit takes ugly turn

$43 Trillion lawsuit takes ugly turn

On October 25, 2012 a $43 Trillion lawsuit was reported against various bankers and government officials in regard to the mortgage scandal, cover-ups, and racketeering.

The article above no longer exists on Marketwatch, as they have removed it after it garnered too much attention.

You can view an archived version here.

CNBC reported this, perhaps not realizing that such news is controlled and is not supposed to be released to the public. Within hours it was taken down, after CNBC’s media executive, Kevin Krim, discovered that two of their children had been murdered in his home–supposedly by the trusted nanny, who convenniently killed herself at the same time.

The problem is that for the rich and powerful, it is too easy to get away with murder. But it looks to me as if CNBC got the message.

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