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How The Financial System Is Being Used To Disempower Us

By Luke Miller, Truth Theory

A way in which we can conceptualise the banking system is by imagining 100 people all being given $100 and as a result of this they are expected to pay back $110 at the end of the month. The only way in which you can earn extra money is by earning it from someone else in this group of 100.

So there is $10000 in circulation, but $11000 needs to be paid back. In the best of situations this would mean 10 people would end up with nothing and go bankrupt, and the other 90 would be able to continue the cycle. But in our current system it does not work in this way as there is such inequality. Continue reading How The Financial System Is Being Used To Disempower Us

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Man’s Pacemaker Used to Track and Charge Him with Crime

By Josie Wales, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Hamilton, OH — An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to arson charges Tuesday after police arrested him, in part, based on information obtained from the man’s pacemaker. According to officials, 59-year-old Ross Compton stands accused of burning his home down on September 15 and faces charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud.

Police say they obtained a warrant to search all electronic information stored on Compton’s pacemaker when he gave statements that were not consistent with the evidence found at the fire. He told authorities that he packed belongings when he saw the fire, threw them out of a window and carried them to his car.”  According to court documents, a cardiologist who reviewed the data on the pacemaker determined “it is highly improbable Mr. Compton would have been able to collect, pack and remove the number of items from the house, exit his bedroom window and carry numerous large and heavy items to the front of his residence during the short period of time he has indicated due to his medical conditions.” Continue reading Man’s Pacemaker Used to Track and Charge Him with Crime