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The tag 'Offshore' is associated with 21 posts.

FTR #903 Daniel Hopsicker on Donald Trump and How He Is Going to Make America Great Again

Donald Trump’s entire business career–his “art of the deal”–derives from highly questionable dealings with a pantheon of organized crime figures, corrupt financiers and intelligence-connected operatives. From his early entrepreneurial career in Atlantic City to his undertakings in Florida to his operations in Western cities like Las Vegas, one finds Trump associated with Jimmy-Hoffa linked Mafia figures, people from the milieu of Howard Hughes and Iran-Contra players such as Adnan Khashoggi. Trump has projected financier Carl Icahn as his Secretary of the Treasury, ignoring Icahn’s link to what Daniel has called “Cocaine One” and the mysterious, nefarious Skyway airlines. Trump’s Atlantic City deals involved mob-linked figures like Dan Sullivan, Kenneth Shapiro, “Fat Tony Salerno” and Nicky Scarfo. More significantly, the State of New Jersey, Atlantic City officials, and the Holiday Inn interests have aided Trump in highly questionable ways. In Las Vegas, Trump has been the heir to figures from the Meyer Lansky and Howard Hughes interests, such as Louis Lesser. Trump’s larger circle of friends links to individuals and institutions involved with the Marcos family in the Philippines, whose largesse derived from the Golden Lily loot secreted by the Japanese in World War II. Program Highlights Include: Craig Lesser (Louis Lesser’s son) and his role in accessing some of the Golden Lily loot in the Philippines; Iran-Contra figure Adnan Khashoggi’s sale of his personal yacht to Donald Trump; Khashoggi’s links to Imelda Marcos; Trump’s flipping of a luxury Palm Beach (Florida) property to Russian mobster Dimitry Rybolovlev; Trump’s use of “offshoring” tactics to render his dealings opaque.


“Bormann Jews” in Ukraine? And Israel? Gold Warriors, Bubie?

The new prime minister of Ukraine received an apparently bogus law degree from MAUP, the largest private university in Ukraine and an epicenter of anti-Semitism in that benighted country. David Duke has been a faculty member of MAUP. Might Volodymir Groysman be a “Bormann Jew?” We wonder, also, about Sheldon Adelson, the largest individual contributor to the 2012 GOP Presidential campaign and the most important of Benjamin Netanyahu’s financial backers. Much of Adelson’s wealth comes from Macao-based gambling casinos. Macao was a major epicenter of Axis gold smuggling during World War II. All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.


FTR #900 The Panama Papers and the Underground Reich

Analysis of the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm suggests the possibility that the firm is an intelligence front of some kind. Beyond that, there are indications that the outfit and/or key people involved with its generative milieu are linked to the Underground Reich. Erhard Mossack, father of Mossack Fonseca co-founder Juergen, not only served in the SS, but appears to have been recruited by U.S. after the war. Erhard Mossack was in possession of lists of Werewolf guerilla unit members. Originally assembled to conduct guerilla warfare against Allied armies occupying Germany, the Werewolves were a key element of post-war Nazi escape routes and the Otto Skorzeny-managed ODESSA network. The Werewolves were also the template for the early CIA/Gehlen Org “stay behind” units, the genesis of what became popularly known as Operation Gladio. Mossack Fonseca has helped “offshore” money for many interests, including the Marcos family’s Golden Lily-derived fortune and the Thyssen-Bornemisza family’s art dealings. One of the most interesting of Mossack Fonseca’s operations is its pivotally important Nevada subsidiary, headed by a Chilean woman named Patricia Amunategui, an admirer of Augusto Pinochet, Sara Palin, Mitt Romney, the Koch brothers, the Dalai Lama and the cult built around Swami Yogananda. A well-known and seminal “guru,” Yogananda was an admirer of Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930’s. Program Highlights Include: Mossack Fonseca’s use of bearer bonds for some of its subsidiary operations; Erhard Mossack’s probable work spying for the CIA on Cuba in Panama; Juergen’s brother Peter’s work as Panama’s Honorary Consul in Frankfurt, seat of the European Central Bank; review of the use of stolen art as a key capital resource by the Nazis; the BND’s refusal to release information about Erhard, although they had a file on him; review of the BND’s practice of recruiting from among the families of existing BND members; Pierre Omidyar’s refusal to publish Ken Silverstein’s story on Mossack Fonseca and subsequent demand for payment by “Vice News,” which did publish the article.


FTR #867 Because They Can, Part 3: Fireside Rant about Technocratic Fascism as “Cyber-Crowleyism”

Continuing discussion from FTR #866, we develop various manifestations of libertarian, technocratic fascism. Celebrated by Silicon Valley executives and elevated to power (in part), by EBay chief Pierre Omidyar, Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist/fascist government has been suppressing free speech, lauding Mahatma Gandhi’s killer as a patriot, murdering critics and turning a blind eye to lethal mob violence directed against Muslims for allegedly slaughtering cows. Capitalizing on Snowden’s activities, the very financial institutions that precipitated the 2008 financial collapse are employing a secure, end-to-end encryption messaging system that will enable them to evade regulatory scrutiny. The laissez-faire, corporatist economic philosophy embraced by Modi is at one with the values of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, the Tea Party and the GOP as a whole, the advocates of Bitcoin, and the pirates of Wall Street. Program Highlights Include: a comparison of the social philosophies of Assange and Snowden with those of the SS; review of Modi’s move to undermine India’s child labor laws; review of the frightening possibilities of “smart contracts;” review of Bitcoin as “cyber-offshoring.”


FTR #866 Because They Can, Part 2: More about Technocratic Fascism

Although high-tech can be an enlightening, entertaining development offering remarkable possibilities for improving human existence, there exists another, sinister potential. Many big tech firms and coders of various types don’t play well with others–they embody another ethic: ” . . . . [they are] telling us that coders don’t just have good things to con­tribute to the polit­i­cal world, but that the polit­i­cal world is theirs to do with what they want, and the rest of us should stay out of it. . . .” Potentially realizing the wet dream of powerful economic elites, crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are seen as circumventing the ability of nation states to tax in what might be termed as “cyber-offshoring.” Such a development would spell doom for nation-states. Major financial firms implicated in the crash of 2008 have circumvented regulators with their end-to-end encryption service called “symphony.” Ethereum CEO Gavin Wood enthuses about the possibilities of smart-contracts: ” . . . illicit activ­ity enabled by Ethereum could change the world, he says. . . .” Program Highlights Include: Target stores’ introduction of robot workers after employees voted to unionize; Hindu fascist Narendra Modi’s courting of Silicon Valley at the same time as he works to undermine India’s child labor laws; Ethereum’s technology enabling: the assassination of political leaders, the vandalizing of websites, the subversion of any form of state regulation and the technological replacement of lawyers and other administrators. Low-wage workers aren’t the only ones facing replacement by digital technology.


FTR #792 Caution: Banksters at Work (More Collateralized “Death” Obligations)

In FTR #772, we looked at a number of suspicious deaths in and around the financial industry, this as a number of legal investigations into the misdeeds of the “banksters” were proceeding. This program updates that extraordinary mortality rate. One of the surreal, almost hallucinatory financial instruments that were at the center of the 2008 financial collapse were CDO’s–collateralized debt obligations. We wonder if the high mortality rate, the ongoing capital troubles and legal investigations plaguing the firms may be related to these deaths. Are we looking at collateralized “death” obligations? We note that JP Morgan Chase has experienced a particularly high mortality rate.


FTR #770 Bit[coin]burg, Part 3: Fool’s Gold

Presented as an alternative to the existing monetary and fiscal paradigms, bitcoin is–in fact–as bad, or worse, than what it is designed to replace. Subject to a wide variety of crooked machinations, bitcoin also lends itself readily to concentration of ownership–get ready for the “bitcoin 1%.” The bitcoin milieu increasingly overlaps that of Eddie the Friendly Spook and “The Paulistinian Libertarian Organization.”


Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister: Germany seeks “Hegemony” in Europe (by “Other Means”)

Luxembourg’s foreign minister has added his voice to those noting German imperial designs lurking behind the facade of the EU/EMU. Jean Asselborn has unequivocally stated that Germany aims for “hegemony” in the euro zone. A growing consensus is emerging echoing this sentiment. Bloggers, financial regulators and government ministers have expressed similar opinions.


How Did George W. Bush Spend the Campaign?

Although he has done so out of the limelight, George W. Bush has stayed true to form. Dubya made speeches in the Cayman Islands, instructing attendees at his talk on how to invest outside the United States. At least Bush is consistent. He worked against the best economic and political interests of the United States and continues to do so. One can but wonder what tips he may have gotten from Mitt Romney in this regard, or vice versa.


The “Bain” of American Wage Earners: Romney’s Way (A Homework Assignment for Listeners)

Romney’s business experience based on victimizing workers, successful companies. Romney placed his profits in Cayman Islands, so he wouldn’t have to pay U.S. taxes.