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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Will International Corporations Get Immunity from Prosecution?

More ridiculous than before: Ian Millhiser, Center for American Progress joins Thom Hartmann. Is the Supreme Court about to give corporations the right to commit genocide? Believe it or not – that may happen. The High Court has agreed to hear the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum which could give corporations immunity from...
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Italy, Precious Metals, and a Black Hole of Debt

Italy, Precious Metals, and a Black Hole of Debt

S&P just downgraded the US Soverigen debt from AAA to AA+. It is remotely possible that some funds which are chartered to hold only AAA debt will sell off US paper on Monday, but it’s more likely they will change their charter. There is probably going to be a sell-off on Monday anyway, but I doubt...
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Precious Metals: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Precious Metals: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

This is an OP-ED. Don’t lose your mind over it – but gold can’t hold at its current price at a ratio of almost 41 to silver. I’m sure everyone knows this, but there is a lot of platinum in the system. It’s used in manufacturing, but no country ever used it as a...
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Collapse: It’s a Beautiful Day

Collapse: It’s a Beautiful Day

Keaau, HI – I have long advocated, and actively planned to be self-sufficient. Not because I am a latter-day Boy Scout – because, to quote a brilliant economist I know quite well – myself – “We are off the cliff and in free-fall. All of the rhetoric about ‘landing on our feet’ doesn’t matter....
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Hawai`i: A Nice Place to Wait Out “Armageddon”

Hawai`i: A Nice Place to Wait Out “Armageddon”

Does anyone actually understand what is going to happen if the military and Social Security are not paid on August 4?  Even if they are only delayed for one day? Do we all understand that the FDIC will no longer insure bank and savings accounts?  That any money you have in the bank will probably...
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