Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Game Set Match: 'US loses as Snowden slips from their hands'

From RussiaToday

Published on Jun 23, 2013
US whistleblower Edward Snowden is en route to Moscow from Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight, Hong Kong authorities have confirmed. The US filed an extradition order for Snowden alleging espionage, theft and conversion of government property - READ MORE

Traders Throw Out the Kitchen Sink on Threat of Fed Taper!

From silverdoctors

Keiser Report: Global Financial Holocaust

From RussiaToday

Published on Jun 22, 2013.

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss pepper spraying protesters while contemplating possibly, maybe one day out in the far distant future charging banksters for 'reckless misconduct' - aka destroying the global financial, monetary and economic systems.

In the second half, Max talks to the author of a new book, Transforming Economy: From Corrupted Capitalism to Connected Communities, Zeus Yiamouyiannis of about an Academy Award for best horror fraud going to Fraudclosure; the use of kitty litter collateral to back the global financial system and ending your contribution to the phoney economy.

US files espionage charges against Snowden, calls for his arrest in Hong Kong

From South China Morning Post

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Whistle-blower Edward Snowden is facing up to 30 years in jail after the US government filed espionage charges against him and reportedly called for his arrest in Hong Kong.

The Sunday Morning Post understands that contrary to reports yesterday, the former CIA technician is not under the protection of the police and has not been detained.

The 30-year-old is said to be "in a safe place" in the city. Snowden made global headlines on June 9 when he broke cover in Hong Kong and admitted being the source of leaks to newspapers which revealed widespread phone and internet surveillance by the US National Security Agency.

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Quote of the Week

It is getting to the point where the mark of international distinction and service to humanity is no longer the Nobel Peace Prize, but an espionage indictment from the US Department of Justice.
~ Julian Assange 2013

Tradition of giving bride heirlooms keeping gold trade alive in Queensland


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"BIG fat Indian weddings'' are driving the State's gold trade.

The jewellery gifting tradition of the growing Indian population is boosting gold buying and selling outlets, despite a 10 per cent drop in the value of the precious metal over the last 12 months.

Michael Salib, owner of Cash for Gold Australia which is based at Clayfield in Brisbane, said Indian customers were good for business.

There was a 68 per cent jump in the number of permanent resident visas granted in Queensland to those from India from 2011/12 to 2012/13, bolstering the gold rush.

"It is not unusual for us to buy $40,000 worth of gold jewellery from an Indian person in one hit. From my experience, they keep jewellery for many years, for generations, as an investment and when they need a lump sum, say for a deposit for a house, they will come and see us,'' Mr Salib said. "Indians are very savvy and are experts in the trading of gold.''

In Indian culture, family members gift the bride with gold jewellery heirlooms, which act as insurance against hard times.

"The custom comes from the idea that gold is eternal and traditionally older people from India would prefer to gather gold than deal with banks or financial institutions,'' said Keshmi Dovecer, who is of Indian descent and lives in Cleveland, Queensland.

"In the lead up to my 'big fat Indian wedding', close members of my family gave me pieces of jewellery that were family heirlooms. Wedding guests from Indian culture would seek out good deals in jewellery from local buy and sell stores,'' Ms Dovecer said.

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