Browsing: The Money Scam

‘The march toward a cashless society has now moved from the theoretical to the phase of widespread adoption. This is primarily due to developments in the tech sector that now enable the easy use of biometric recognition systems, as well as the increasing acceptance from a public who is becoming familiar with turning themselves into a password for their personal devices.

Behind the scenes, governments and corporations have been building the political and economic enticements via the Better Than Cash Alliance to ensure that the world eventually gets “de-cashed.” We’re now witnessing the full roll-out of an architecture that has been in development for many years.

China’s high-tech KFC recently made headlines when it began testing facial recognition payments in its KPRO store. Cashless agenda denialists, however, could readily point to China’s authoritarian government to ease any fears about an impending technocratic takeover occurring in the (supposedly) more democratic West.

Well, today’s cashless agenda news does come from the West, and it’s a world’s first. As reported by The Telegraph, London’s Costcutter supermarket has announced that its shoppers can now pay by finger vein scan.’

Read more: UK Supermarket Becomes World’s First To Offer Cashless Checkout With Finger Vein Scan

‘As many Americans struggle to get back on their feet after their homes were destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the United States government has insisted that the only way to raise money for relief efforts is to increase the national debt—while setting aside another $75 million in aid for Israel.

Just one year ago, the Obama Administration signed the largest military aid deal in U.S. history, promising Israel $38 Billion over the next 10 years. However, while the deal stated that Israel was expected to return any money that was more than the original amount, the Trump Administration is breaking the rules.

According to a report from the Jerusalem Post, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was against giving an additional $75 million to Israel, a senior State Department official insisted that, “The administration is committed to ensuring that Israel receives the assistance that has been appropriated by Congress,” and that Trump will “work to ensure the $75 million in additional aid is delivered.”’

Read more: As Thousands Left Homeless From Hurricanes, Trump Sends $75 Million MORE To Israel

‘The European Union has been accused of paying African migrant smugglers thousands – to encourage them to quit the illegal trade and set up their own businesses instead.

According to an investigation by the BBC’s Panorama programme, traffickers are getting up to £6,000 a time to move into new employment, such as training to become a mechanic, or help to set up a farm or shop.

An EU spokesman has denied that any cash was given to individuals, but an unnamed EU official told the programme off-camera that ex-smugglers were being given money via third parties and that the vetting system to decide who received help was ‘flawed’.

In one project, in Niger, the EU said it had ‘invested’ 687,000 euros or £604,000 in a pilot project designed to help former traffickers in the past 12 months alone.

The West African state is seen as the gateway to Libya and on to the Mediterranean for refugees seeking a better life in Europe.’

Read more: ‘EU grants’ for migrant smugglers: Traffickers ‘receive up to £6,000 EACH to give up the life of crime and move into new employment’

‘The price of a college degree is more expensive in America than anywhere else in the world, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD looked at public and private college costs in its 35 member countries and found that higher education is priciest in the United States by a significant margin. Business Insider notes that while “one-third of countries do not charge tuition for public institutions,” and 10 countries have public tuition costs that average less than $4,000 annually, getting a diploma from a public institution in the U.S. generally runs about $8,202 a year. The closest competitor on that front is Chile, where public college costs average $7,654 annually.

Private college costs in America outpace those in other countries by a staggering rate. On average, attending a private college in the U.S. will set students—and their families—back by about $21,189. No other country even comes close in this regard, as illustrated by a comparison chart from Business Insider.’

Read more: College in the U.S. Is More Expensive Than in Any Other Country in the World

‘A university vice-Chancellor has been handed a 67 per cent pay rise at a time when his staff were forced to accept real-terms cuts, new figures reveal.

Professor Bob Cryan has seen his salary increase by £146,261 since tuition fees were trebled in 2012, despite the university operating a 1 per cent annual pay rise–below inflation–for its staff.

His six-figure pay hike emerged yesterday as part of a study into vice-Chancellor pay, which found that dozens of university leaders have seen their pay packages surge by more than 20 per cent over the past five years.

Professor Cryan’s £364,564 salary is nearly 25 per cent higher than the average pay package for a university vice-Chancellor.

He is now the 15th best-paid vice-Chancellor in the country, despite the University of Huddersfield sitting in 72nd place in the national rankings, according to The Complete University Guide.’

Read more: University vice-Chancellor handed 67 per cent salary increase as pay row intensifies

‘Pressure is mounting on the Government to raise the salary threshold at which graduates pay back their student loans.

MPs from all parties have already called for interest rates on loans – which have rocketed to 6.1 per cent – to be slashed.

Now critics argue that ministers must look again at the £21,000 salary threshold, which has been frozen since 2012. Above this amount, 9 per cent of any income is used to pay off the loan.

The Government had originally promised the earnings threshold level would be ‘uprated annually’ in line with earnings from April 2016 – the point at which the majority of students who began degrees in 2012 would become liable to repay.

But ministers sparked outrage after backtracking in November 2015, freezing the level at £21,000 and forcing more graduates whose salaries exceed this level to repay their loans quicker.’

Read more: Lift the £21,000 threshold for paying back student loans, ministers urged after the lowest-earning graduates face huge rise in repayment levels

As Sharia continues to descend over the Internet.

‘Remember Google’s old motto, “Don’t be evil”? It sounds so ironic now, with the social media giants all rushing to implement Sharia blasphemy restrictions and choke off all criticism of Islam. Twitter is working so hard to do this that it should adopt a new motto: “Be evil.”

Twitter certainly lives by that motto. It lets stand open death threats against me. It censors content to suit Iran’s Islamic authorities. It has flagged as “hateful” tweets stating the fact that Islam is not a religion of peace and reporting accurately about anti-Semitic statements by an imam. It has let Islamic State accounts stand while banning those of people who report terrorists. It has shadowbanned my account, preventing thousands of readers from seeing Jihad Watch posts.

And it isn’t just me, of course. Breitbart reported Monday that “a Muslim apostate and high profile campaigner against both female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage has been suspended from micro-blogging platform Twitter, amidst a wider crackdown on right wing voices on the website, and other online platforms like Facebook.”’

Read more: Spencer: Twitter Moves to Silence All Criticism of Islam

‘Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the social security numbers and other data of about 143 million Americans. Now those people have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen.

The Atlanta-based company said on Thursday that “criminals” exploited a US website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.

The theft obtained consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. Such sensitive information can be enough for crooks to hijack the identities of people whose credentials were stolen through no fault of their own, potentially wreaking havoc on the victims’ lives.

“On a scale of one to 10, this is a 10 in terms of potential identity theft,” said Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan. “Credit bureaus keep so much data about us that affects almost everything we do.”‘

Read more: Equifax says data from 143 million Americans exposed in hack

‘When it comes to buying access and influence with Donald Trump, lobbyists and corporate CEOs who want things from the government can skip the campaign middleman and put money directly into Trump’s pockets while getting access to him at his most relaxed and sociable. It’s as easy—if not cheap—as getting a membership at one of his favorite golf clubs, and now we know some of the people involved, because USA Today has done important investigative work digging through golf handicap records to identify members of Trump’s clubs, whose members are not public:

Members of the clubs Trump has visited most often as president — in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia — include at least 50 executives whose companies hold federal contracts and 21 lobbyists and trade group officials. Two-thirds played on one of the 58 days the president was there, according to scores they posted online. […]

The review shows that, for the first time in U.S. history, wealthy people with interests before the government have a chance for close and confidential access to the president as a result of payments that enrich him personally. It is a view of the president available to few other Americans.’

Read more: Trump Is Making Millions Selling Access to Lobbyists and Corporate CEOs at His Golf Clubs