Posts filed under “Legal”

Unconscionable:

Category: Foreclosures, Legal, Think Tank

Libor: The Spider Network

From the Wall Street Journal: The Libor manipulation scandal has ensnared at least 17 financial institutions and 28 individuals in a wide-ranging investigation spanning 11 countries and four continents. So far, it has netted at least $5 billion in penalties, with more on the way. Below, we’ve taken the most complete list of allegedly involved…Read More

Category: Finance, Legal, Regulation

Spying On Metadata

NSA Spying On “Metadata” Is As Bad As Listening to the Content of Our Phone Calls … Or WORSE Why Spying On Metadata Is Even MORE Intrusive than Listening to Content The government has sought to reassure us that it is only tracking “metadata” such as the time and place of our phone calls, and…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank, War/Defense

Surveillence of Citizens Is ALWAYS Aimed at Crushing Dissent

500 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent It’s Never to Protect Us From Bad Guys No matter which government conducts mass surveillance, they also do it to crush dissent, and then give a false rationale for why they’re doing it. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court noted in…Read More

Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

NSA Spying On Congress

What It Really Means The NSA pretty much admitted to spying on Congress this week. It’s not the first time.  David Sirota notes: When I asked U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) if the NSA was keeping files on his colleagues, he recounted a meeting between NSA officials and lawmakers in the lead-up to a closely…Read More

Category: Legal, War/Defense

Beware: The Phony IRS Scam

Here is the latest scam: A call comes in from 415-230-2734 — this is “Internal Revenue” calling. Not IRS, or the full name. San Francisco proper calling NY? No way. I return the call, get someone with an Indian accent. Do it again 3X, getting a different person with an Indian accent each time.They always…Read More

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

2014 Minimum Wage Laws

From Bloomberg: The federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 an hour in July 2009. Among the states, Washington has the highest minimum wage at $9.19, it rises to $9.32 on Jan 1, 2014. Georgia and Wyoming have the lowest minimum wage: $5.15, although in those cases, the federal minimum wage of $7.25 supersedes the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Wages & Income

CointelPro: Stealing J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets

One night in 1971, files were stolen from an F.B.I. office near Philadelphia. They proved that the bureau was spying on thousands of Americans. The case was unsolved, until now.


By Retro Report January 7th, 2014

Category: Legal, Video

To Catch a Trader

Tonight on Frontline: To Catch a Trader.

FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith goes inside the government’s ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading, drawing on exclusively-obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, incriminating FBI wiretaps of other traders, and interviews with both Wall Street and Justice Department insiders.

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Category: Legal, Television, Video

Interest Rates Are Manipulated

RBS Pays $600 Million for Manpulating Interest Rates … But Big Banks Are Manipulating EVERY Market to the Tune of Trillions of Dollars Bloomberg reports today: Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc was ordered to pay $50 million by a federal judge in Connecticut over claims that it rigged the London interbank offered rate. RBS…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank