(excerpt / Chapter 19, 'Big Oil & Their Bankers'): "In 1913 the Federal Reserve Bank was spawned, with Paul Warburg
its first Governor. Four years later the US entered World War I, after a secret society known as the 'Black Hand'
assassinated Archduke Ferdinand and his Hapsburg wife"...
~ *please note: excellent (well-researched) article by investigative reporter Dean Henderson
Rabbi Eliezer Berland (facing criminal charges for sexual abuse and on the run from Israel, via several other countries),
led police on a wild chase, as his car-driver drove on sidewalks and lawns to escape. The police stated, "We could not
shoot at him because it is not how we wanted to operate this." ...
(Update): finally nabbed in Amsterdam =>
http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2014/09/busted-fleeing-hasidic-rabbi-nabbed-in-amsterdam-after-almost-2-year-chase-567.html
From 2013 to 2014, the number of teachers receiving six-figure pensions in Illinois increased by 24 percent. Today, 6,000 retired Illinois teachers are collecting at least 100,000 in annual pension money.
increasingly, China’s rich are also offshoring their families along with their cash. That’s created a real estate boom in an unlikely corner of the United States: suburban Seattle.
This takes egregiously low wages to a whole new level.

A Silicon Valley company that digitizes images said Thursday that an "administrative error" led to it paying eight workers flown in from Bangalore, India just $1.21 an hour to work 1...
Financial regulators on both sides of the Atlantic imposed multibillion-dollar fines on five global banks Wednesday as part of investigations into rigging of key foreign exchange markets. The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has imposed fines totaling more than £1.1 billion ($1.7 billion) on Citibank, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Switzerland's UBS, it announced. It added that the fines were the largest ever imposed by the FCA, or its predecessor the Financial Services Authority.
Just doing some plinking out in the desert, and then ...
A vehicle plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager.

Helicopter view: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=001_1416960887