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Catchy Plastic Surgery Parody Is Hilarious

Via: Luke Cameron

 

Meet Dr. Cory Torgerson. Described as “one of Canada’s most talented and prominent cosmetic plastic surgeons, focusing on head, neck, and facial plastic surgery,” and described by me as “a guy I never would have imagined to make a parody video of anything, let alone that huge hit ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ by The Weeknd.”

Yet his video does just that, and it’s actually hilarious!

The video features patients before, during, and after cosmetic procedures, and features some incredible lyrics like “the Botox keeps me beautiful, I’ll stay forever young.”

 

 

 

 

Globalists: Looting Your Pension Money

Kiss Your Pension Fund Goodbye

Martin Armstrong: 

William K. Black :

“Why have a totally fraudulent financial system? Dr. Black, who is an expert in white-collar crime, says, “It’s hard to make money with competition.  It’s really hard.  People who have never been in business don’t understand how hard real competition is.  Real competition makes it hard to prosper, but if you rig the system, it makes it easy.  The reward for rigging is phenomenal.  We are talking every year, hundreds of billions of dollars in bonus compensation.  It’s far more than their straight salaries, and it is going to folks that it wouldn’t go to them if they didn’t rig the system.  And, no one is prosecuted.  They don’t even give back the fraud proceeds, even when they catch them red-handed.”

This means that when banks donate to top candidates in both parties, they are donating fraudulent banker profits. So, both the political system and the financial system are based on fraud.  Can fraud destabilize the entire system?  Dr. Black, who is also a professor of both economics and law at UMKC, says, “Obviously, it is the worst possible thing to do in terms of stability.  The way you rig these things doesn’t just make you wealthy, it creates asset bubbles, massive asset bubbles, the biggest in history...”

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Reality Bullseye archives: Banking

 

 

‘Ditto Food’ And ‘The Dorito Effect’

 Mark Schatzker:

“Modern food may be the most compelling lie humans have ever told.”

“Processed food doesn’t contain the food that it is pretending to be.”

 

 

The Connection Between Flavorless Produce and Addictive Junk Food

 

Dr Seth Roberts: “We learn to associate the flavors of a food with the calories it contains. Pavlov studied this sort of learning. Most weight-control researchers know little about it.”

“Ditto Foods.”
“Ditto foods are foods that taste exactly the same each time. Soft drinks. Breakfast cereals. Your favorite salami. Anything out of a package. Frozen foods. Anything from a mix. Chain-restaurant food. I introduced the term because I believe that ditto foods caused the obesity epidemic. Americans eat far more ditto food now than 20 years ago. Microwave ovens and chain restaurants have a lot to do with this.”

“For a weight-control perspective, the problem with junk food and fast food is not fat or sugar or calories; it is that they taste exactly the same each time – they are ditto foods. “One taste worldwide” was a McDonald’s slogan. Back in the 1950’s, people were not eating a low-fat diet. They were not eating low-carbs (avoiding sugar and bread). They were not trying to eat small portions. (And they were not getting much exercise, either.) Yet they were much thinner than us. The reason is that they ate much less ditto food, including less junk food and fast food, than we do.”

Engineered foods divorce flavor from nutrition. In nature, nutritionally dense foods are full of flavor. 

 

 

 

 

Retail Apocalypse: The Slow Steady Death Of The American Middle-Class Consumer

 

 

The Emperor’s New Clothes‘  describes a kingdom where only a fool dare admit that the emperor has no clothes.

 

 

Family Dollar And Coldwater Creek Are The Latest ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Victims 

20 Stunning Facts On The US Retail Apocalypse 

 

 

 

 

All The Presidents’ Bankers: 100 years of ‘Bromance’ Between Presidents And International Bankers

Via: Democracy Now

With U.S. inequality at its highest point since 1928 and Wall Street bonuses hitting pre-2008 levels, we look at the 100-year history of secret collusion between Washington and the financial industry. In her new book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power,” financial journalist Nomi Prins explores how a small number of bankers have played critical roles in shaping a century’s worth of financial, foreign and domestic policy in the United States. Prins examines how these relationships have influenced events from the creation of the Federal Reserve, the response to the Great Depression, and the founding of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Now a senior fellow at Demos, Prins is a former managing director at Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs, and previously an analyst at Lehman Brothers and Chase Manhattan Bank.

 

 

 

 

Banks Are Like ‘Government-Sponsored Mafias’

It Takes A Pillage        ebook preview

ebook preview: All The Presidents’ Bankers

 

 

 

 

 

Scandal: Dozens Of Corporate Giants Conspire In Wage-Fixing Cartel

“British medieval ordinances of Bristol cobblers in 1364 state, ‘Masters are forbidden to poach workers from other members of the craft.’”
— Orly Lobel,Talent Wants To Be Free

Via: pando daily  by Mark Ames 

Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

Back in January, I wrote about “The Techtopus” — an illegal agreement between seven tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, to suppress wages for tens of thousands of tech employees. The agreement prompted a Department of Justice investigation, resulting in a settlement in which the companies agreed to curb their restricting hiring deals. The same companies were then hit with a civil suit by employees affected by the agreements.

This week, as the final summary judgement for the resulting class action suit looms, and several of the companies mentioned (Intuit, Pixar and Lucasfilm) scramble to settle out of court, Pando has obtained court documents (embedded below) which show shocking evidence of a much larger conspiracy, reaching far beyond Silicon Valley.

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The Techtopus

ebook preview: Talent Wants To Be Free

 

 

Do We Live In A Panopticon?

Via: CBS News

The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information       correspondent Steve Kroft

Over the past six months or so, a huge amount of attention has been paid to government snooping, and the bulk collection and storage of vast amounts of raw data in the name of national security. What most of you don’t know, or are just beginning to realize, is that a much greater and more immediate threat to your privacy is coming from thousands of companies you’ve probably never heard of, in the name of commerce.

They’re called data brokers, and they are collecting, analyzing and packaging some of our most sensitive personal information and selling it as a commodity…

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A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America  powered by the repo industry 

Mother Jones: Meet the Data Brokers Who Help Corporations Sell Your Digital Life

Can You Escape the Digital Surveillance ‘Dragnet’?

Dragnet Nation: What Do Data Brokers Know About Me?

ebook preview: Dragnet Nation

ebook preview: The Road To Big Brother

 

 

‘The Confessions Of A Monopolist’ Was Written In 1906: It Explains What’s Happening In 2013

“These are the rules of big business. They have superseded the teachings of our parents and are reducible to a simple maxim: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you; and remember that the best of all business is politics, for a legislative grant, franchise, subsidy or tax exemption is worth more than a Kim-berly or Comstock lode, since it does not require any labor, either mental or physical, for its exploitation.”  – Frederic C. Howe

Introduction

by Antony Sutton

“Frederic Howe’s Confessions of a Monopolist is the story of a man who stumbles upon the secret of power politics and the modus operandi of the financial elite.  Howe’s book is as relevant and revealing today as the day it was written in 1906. This is the saga of the fascinating lure of something for nothing, of making the other fellow pay, a universally tempting creed polished by the corporate monopolists and adopted by the demogogues of all stripes and hues to capture the commanding heights of society. In sum, Howe portrays the art of making society work for the few.

The basic rules of the elitist game are simple:  Achieve political influence. Get political power. All monopoly depends on legislation and politics. Without politics, there can be no monopoly. It’s that simple says Frederic Howe.

So, from Howe in 1906, we can trace our developing problems of unemployment, the strangling of free enterprise, crippling taxation and lack of opportunities. Behind an only partly fictional cover Howe presents the root cause of the collapse of Britain and Italy today, and the coming financial collapse of the United States. Why? Because the credo of making the other fellow pay won’t work when everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.

The voice of the 1906 Wall Street monopolist is reflected today in the voice of the liberal welfare-warfare
establishment: A socialist monopoly now parallels the old corporate monopoly. The profiteers are always the boys running the operation at the top.”

The Confessions Of A Monopolist

Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Announced For 2020: Hands Free Driving May Be In Your Future

Via: Mail Online

By Ellie Zolfagharifard

Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz and Smart cars, has announced that it will start selling a self-driving car by 2020.

It is thought the car will be able to drive on its own in most situations but will still hand control back to the driver during difficult situations such as dealing with traffic lights.

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