September 25, 2013 On this week on Silence of Complience, Anthony Antonello opens the show with Gerald Celente, Publisher of Trends Journal and talk about what has happened to this Country and where it is headed. Current events were covered, Anthony had a set-up, troll caller that has been harassing him actually call the show only to find out you can't embarrass somebody telling the truth and that doesn't believe in your system.
What will a government shutdown, even a partial one, mean for the US economy? The threat of a shutdown has weighed on investors, pushing stocks down on Monday, and economists warn that a prolonged shutdown could shave a percentage point off US economic growth this year.Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey explains.
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Show: Planet X & Prophecy
Host: George Noory
Guests: Marshall Masters
Author and publisher Marshall Masters specializes in Planet X and ancient civilizations. He'll discuss Edgar Cayce's visions of a pole shift, as well as evidence for an object on the other side of the sun, which could be Planet X, and how it ties in with Hopi prophecy.
Money has already lost 98% of it's value since the elite took control of it in 1913. Strangely, there was a major world war less than a year after they took control of the money. Did they federalize the money so they could print to fund the war ? Money has continued to loose value and will continue to loose value precisely because the rich and wealthy elite want it all for themselves. When you have to humiliate yourself for a chance to have a crappy job that pays almost nothing. When the money you earn cannot make a difference in your standard of living because you earn too little then money is becoming useless for the masses and they should stop buying in the scam of money. If the rich want all the money they can all have it. Let's quit using money and let them hold on the worthless bag.
PROPHECY ALARM! - Massive & Mega Earthquake Swarms
WSJ's Damian Paletta answers the burning questions about whether Congress is going to allow a government shutdown, including what the impact might be and how long it might last.
Hedge funds within the US are subject to regulatory, reporting and record keeping requirements. Many hedge funds also fall under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and are subject to rules and provisions of the 1922 Commodity Exchange Act which prohibits fraud and manipulation. The Securities Act of 1933 required companies to file a registration statement with the SEC to comply with its private placement rules before offering their securities to the public. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 required a fund with more than 499 investors to register with the SEC. The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 contained anti-fraud provisions that regulated hedge fund managers and advisers, created limits for the number and types of investors, and prohibited public offerings. The Act also exempted hedge funds from mandatory registration with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) when selling to accredited investors with a minimum of US$5 million in investment assets. Companies and institutional investors with at least US$25 million in investment assets also qualified.
In December 2004, the SEC began requiring hedge fund advisers, managing more than US$25 million and with more than 14 investors, to register with the SEC under the Investment Advisers Act. The SEC stated that it was adopting a "risk-based approach" to monitoring hedge funds as part of its evolving regulatory regimen for the burgeoning industry. The new rule was controversial, with two commissioners dissenting, and was later challenged in court by a hedge fund manager. In June 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned the rule and sent it back to the agency to be reviewed. In response to the court decision, in 2007 the SEC adopted Rule 206(4)-8, which unlike the earlier challenged rule, "does not impose additional filing, reporting or disclosure obligations" but does potentially increase "the risk of enforcement action" for negligent or fraudulent activity. Hedge fund managers with at least US$100 million in assets under management are required to file publicly quarterly reports disclosing ownership of registered equity securities and are subject to public disclosure if they own more than 5% of the class of any registered equity security. Registered advisers must report their business practices and disciplinary history to the SEC and to their investors. They are required to have written compliance policies, a chief compliance officer and their records and practices may be examined by the SEC.
The U.S.'s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act was passed in July 2010 and requires SEC registration of advisers who represented funds with more than US$150 million in assets, and funds with more than 15 US clients, and investors managing US$25 million. Registered managers must file information regarding their assets under management and trading positions. Previously, advisers with fewer than 15 clients were exempt, although many hedge fund advisers voluntarily registered with the SEC to satisfy institutional investors. Under Dodd-Frank, hedge fund managers with less than US$100 million in assets under management became subject to state regulation. This increased the number of hedge funds under state supervision. Overseas funds with more than 15 US clients and investors who managed more than US$25 million were also required to register with the SEC. The Act requires hedge funds to provide information about their trades and portfolios to regulators including the newly created Financial Stability Oversight Council. Under the "Volcker Rule," regulators are also required to implement regulations for banks, their affiliates, and holding companies to limit their relationships with hedge funds and to prohibit these organizations from proprietary trading, and to limit their investment in, and sponsorship of, hedge funds.
Hedge funds posted disappointing returns in 2008, but the average hedge fund return of -18.65% (the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index return) was far better than the returns generated by most assets other than cash or cash equivalents. The S&P 500 total return was -37.00% in 2008, and that was one of the best performing equity indices in the world. Several equity markets lost more than half their value. Most foreign and domestic corporate debt indices also suffered in 2008, posting losses significantly worse than the average hedge fund. Mutual funds also performed much worse than hedge funds in 2008. According to Lipper, the average US domestic equity mutual fund decreased 37.6% in 2008. The average international equity mutual fund declined 45.8%. The average sector mutual fund dropped 39.7%.
Alex Jones analyzes the Sunday morning vote by House Republicans to delay the Affordable Care Act and permanently repealing a tax on medical devices. Alex will break down the looming government shutdown and the battle over Obamacare. He'll also talk about the disgusting spectacle of the government becoming the center of our lives, instead of individual freedom and liberty. Alex will expose the latest on geopolitical developments, as well as the continual meltdown of Fukushima. Tune in for all this and more on today's show.
On this Monday, September 30, 2013 worldwide broadcast of the Alex Jones Show, Alex explains how the impending government shutdown isn't really a shutdown at all because the vast majority of federal services will continue as normal. House Republicans are attempting to delay the implementation of Obamacare for at least a year as the destructive nature of the "law" becomes even more obvious. Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera joins the show to discuss the current gridlock in Congress. New York Times
9/30/13 - Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on Monday to promote his book Killing Jesus and talk about the political drama over Obamacare and a possible government shutdown. O'Reilly lamented how little the American people care about these issues, said that the media would end up spinning a shutdown in President Obama's favor, and predicted that if Obamacare is implemented and it turns into a huge disaster, "the Democratic party will be banished for ten to fifteen years."
O'Reilly told Beck he believes Ted Cruz's opposition to Obamacare is sincere, but at the same time he said compromise is essential for anything to get done and neither side can have the "my way or the highway" attitude.
O'Reilly also bemoaned how little people really care about this issue, tying technological distraction to political apathy that allows an "elite governing the country" doing whatever it wants without much public pushback, which Beck found to be a very "depressing," "fascistic" painting of what's to come.
O'Reilly said that about half of Americans simply have "no blanking clue what's going on." Beck asked him what he thinks is going to happen if Obamacare is implemented and turns into a massive disaster. O'Reilly responded, "Then the Democratic party will be banished for ten to fifteen years," meaning the political fallout will be so great they'll end up in the minority in both the House and Senate, and they won't control the presidency in a long while.
Audio presentation of Albert Jay Nock's classic book 'Our Enemy, the State.' Read and produced by Jock Coats and made available online by the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
What does one need to know about politics? In some ways, Nock has summed it all up in this astonishing book. Here was a prominent essayist at the height of the New Deal. In 1935, hardly any public intellectuals were making much sense at all. They pushed socialism. They pushed fascism. Everyone had a plan. Hardly anyone considered the possibility that the state was not fixing society but destroying it bit by bit.
And so Albert Jay Nock came forward to write what need to be written. And he ended up penning a classic of American political commentary, one that absolutely must be read by every student of economics and government.
Consider his opening two paragraphs: If we look beneath the surface of our public affairs, we can discern one fundamental fact, namely: a great redistribution of power between society and the State. This is the fact that interests the student of civilization. He has only a secondary or derived interest in matters like price-fixing, wage-fixing, inflation, political banking, "agricultural adjustment," and similar items of State policy that fill the pages of newspapers and the mouths of publicists and politicians. All these can be run up under one head. They have an immediate and temporary importance, and for this reason they monopolize public attention, but they all come to the same thing; which is, an increase of State power and a corresponding decrease of social power.
China's maritime authority on Sunday upgraded its extreme weather warning from yellow to orange.
The 21st tropical cyclone of the season, Typhoon Wutip, swept across the city of Sansha in south China's Hainan Province on Sunday morning.
The central South China Sea region experienced rough seas caused by Wutip, with sustained winds of around 90 miles-per-hour.
Gusts up to 70 miles-per-hour accompanied by 155-millimeters of rain battered Yongxing Island in Sansha City, toppling trees and flooding roads.
Typhoon Wutip is now moving westward along the South China Sea, at nine miles-per-hour.
It is expected to strengthen and continue affecting Hainan and Guangdong Provinces on Sunday and Monday, before landing on Vietnam's central coast on October 1, according to China's National Meteorological Center.
Robin Barnwell, who directed and produced 'A History of Syria with Dan Snow', explains the challenges of filiming amid the conflict, and describes the spirit of the Syrian people he met.
The Syrian Airlines jet performed an alarming dive on its nighttime approach into Damascus airport in an attempt to avoid any hostile fire. The exterior lights on the aircraft were switched off to make it less visible to any rebel fighters attempting to shoot the plane down. Syrian army artillery rounds were flying through the air, thudding into residential suburbs not far from the airport.
Once we'd landed, I saw little of the Syria I knew from my previous two visits. The airport that had been the gateway to the country for tourists was quiet. The road to the centre of Damascus was eerily empty. Our driver drove as fast as he could, speeding us past signs welcoming us to Syria on a road that regularly comes under attack or is caught in the crossfire in a conflict that has now cost more than 70,000 lives and displaced millions. How, I wondered, had Syria and its people, whom I had such warm memories of, reached such a state?
Like many people, I first travelled to Syria in 1995 to immerse myself in the country's extraordinary and varied history. Now I was in Damascus to direct and film a documentary that would explain how history had helped shape and influence the appalling civil war that is tearing Syria and its different communities apart. It was a strange relief to be in Damascus, as visas for journalists and filmmakers, issued by the Syrian government, are difficult to obtain.
The programme's Middle East producer had doggedly convinced a suspicious Syrian Ministry of Information that now was the right time to make a history of Syria after weeks of officials telling us to come back after the 'current, temporary problems' were over. We persisted in pushing for access because history can help explain the current violence in Syria; violence that has become increasingly incomprehensible for audiences of news programmes around the world.
I was surprised by my own ignorance about the subject. It was only after weeks of reading and meetings with experts before actually arriving in Syria did I map the historical connections, linking present day events with the past. How though, were we to go about making a documentary in a country consumed by civil war?
Permission to film almost anything and anyone was frustratingly difficult to obtain. The official from the Syrian Ministry of Information assigned to take us around kept apologizing for the numerous new restrictions that had been put in place. Getting access to the beautiful Old City of Damascus now involved negotiating a way through sandbagged checkpoints past soldiers who were suspicious of foreigners and visibly on edge.
Surreally, though, Syrians were rushing around going about their daily business, seemingly ignoring the near constant sound of gunfire and fighter jets which screeched overhead to bomb targets in the suburbs. An even stranger sense of normality prevailed in other locations we filmed, particularly in Syria's coastal city Lattakia, where no fighting was taking place. We mingled with couples watching the sunset over the Mediterranean and for a moment one was back in pre-conflict Syria. But the effects of war were never far away.
As the government creeps closer to a potential shutdown next week, party unity is beginning to fracture among Republicans on Capitol Hill. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor on Thursday, criticizing his fellow Republican senators Ted Cruz from Texas and Mike Lee from Utah for grandstanding and delaying the votes necessary to avert a government shutdown. Despite Cruz's and Lee's tactics, Friday afternoon the Senate passed its plan to keep the government - and Obamacare - funded. Now House Republicans face a choice by this Monday: Cave on Obamacare and accept the Senate's bill to keep the government funded or dig their heels in and stand firm on defunding Obamacare, plunging the government into a shutdown. And once the government funding is figured out, Congress then faces a fight over raising the debt ceiling. RT's Sam Sacks talks to Peter Schiff, CEO and chief global strategist at Euro Pacific Capital, about the current congressional debates.
In the wake of the Syrian chemical weapons attack, shocking footage of the victims of that attack were widely circulated in an effort to raise the ire of the public and spur support for military intervention. Now, a new report on that footage finds troubling inconsistencies and manipulation with the video that calls the official narrative of the attack and its victims into question. This is the GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV.