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When Your Bank Goes Bust…Run! Or… How Congress Already Stole Your Savings.

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

“It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.”

                                                                                                            – Bertolt Brecht

Daily, a thus distracted public is told that the financial patsy for the growing worldwide economic disaster is simply a virus. As Americans fearfully watch passively as the US Congress throws the ever-mounting trillions in Bail-out funds so quickly at the feet of their puppet masters, the paltry cash reserves of all American bank depositors have never been more at risk.

“I’m sorry, Sir. We are unable to cash this check,” were the rather ominous words delivered to me by a fresh-faced, none-too-friendly, Wells Fargo Bank assistant manager. He had just kept me waiting ten minutes while in consultation with others about my pending transaction. Returning to his Wells’ colored cubicle he sat down quickly, straightened in his chair and then looked at me intently through narrowed eyes before delivering the bad news.

Four feet away, between us and in front of him, were three forms of my personal identification face up. Looking down, this budding banker particularly glowered at two personal checks, also laying on the desk before him, written to me as payment by a client and drawn on his bank. Not being a “Wells” customer I had expected a shake-down, hence I had brought with me multiple forms of ID including passport.

These two checks totalled the small sum of almost US$8,000.00. Not expecting this much difficulty I insisted on a reason, to which he now looked up from once again carefully considering the two checks and replied, “I’m sorry, but the bank does not have sufficient funds on-hand to cash these checks.”

Oh, dear.

                                                                                

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Trapped! (You, too.)

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.”  ― Alexander Solzhenitsyn

To divorce one’s self- finally- from nationalistic illusionary comfort. There is no harder decision any world citizen will ever make. To “up and go” is a decision that pits one’s developed reason against that propaganda; self-preservation against nationalism, fact against friend, and history against ignorance. These conflicts boil together night after night when one’s mind wrangles throughout with this grinding web of conflict thus further inspired by an acute understanding of past deeds and surreptitious capitalist motives perpetrated by an Empire gone mad.

Within another sleepless night, whilst again wrestling with the incredible facts of this new “crisis” being incubated by an acute understanding of the draconian history of “exceptionalism,” in the dead of night one’s own faculties also come into question within the all-enveloping gloom.

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BLIND…Dumb and Stupid!

BLIND…Dumb and Stupid!

A View to a Kill (PART FIVE): Epitaph

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

A truck was coming, high beams piercing my shuttered eye lids. Police.

 

So, I got up and moved to the side. The early-morning freeze just letting up, dew settling on the leaves and on my shoulders. There was no time for going home. I made a U-turn and bee-lined back towards the police line.

 

I told the first cop who stopped me that I needed to speak to his supervisor which pissed him off. That was the point. From the supervisor I insisted on his press liaison. Thus, it was revealed that the press conference was at 10:30 AM at San Diego County police headquarters.

 

Four hours away. I would be there.

 

There were questions to be asked and answers demanded. I was the only one that could. The official police statement was that Evan Kwik shot himself with his shot gun and 9:10 PM. The facts, ie, my eyes and... Read More

Israel’s Guantanamo: Force Feeding for “Life.”

Israel's Guantanamo: Force Feeding for “Life.”
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 

Israel now has its own Guantanamo prison. Palestinian political prisoners are starving to death while manacled to Tel Aviv prison hospital beds. Will the torture of force feeding be next.

Do not forget; their resistance to this oppression should be the reason for your own.

Two weeks ago a Call to Order came from the prisoners by letter.

Our great beloved Palestinian people, do you accept to have us be an easy bite between the fangs of our merciless jailers?…We are behind bars, spending years of our lives for Palestine, for its liberation and the freedom of its people…

Israel now has its own Guantanamo-esque, grotesque prison system replete with torture, discontinued  human rights, war crimes, and the latest hunger strikes. The realities of American “indefinite detention” have... Read More

The Only Language Israel Understands.

The Only Language Israel Understands.
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

Israeli atrocity and imposed misery continues unchecked in Gaza. This summer’s wholesale slaughter did nothing to improve the lives of Palestinians. In Gaza, its much worse.

As explored in last week’s  Press TV article, an examination of the list of crimes committed against the Gaza population, just since the advent of this New Year, shows clearly six obvious conclusions. 1) Horrific Israeli aggression against Gazans continues daily, 2) Israel has no intention of honoring the terms of the August, 2014 cease-fire agreement, 3) at the peace table, neither Israel, Egypt, nor the Palestinian Authority, is actually pursuing peace for Gaza, 4) politicians across the globe continue to submit to Israeli pressure,... Read More

A Rational Reason For Not Voting! (for president)

A Rational Reason For Not Voting For President
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 These are desperate times for the American voter. Voters must, now, exercise creative thinking regarding this National election cycle.

As Americans prepare themselves to vote for one of the remaining presidential candidates, they do so this election with a sigh of defeated resignation while considering a choice of the “lesser of [three] evils.” However, in making their single reluctant choice  these voters fail to realize that they have still chosen evil. Is it not time that America said, “NOPE” to this failed facade of an election process?

Consider: what if you, the voter, actually had the power to negate the final result of this mandated Hobson’s choice, after election day? What if voters could effectively renew their political opposition to the president-elect before the inauguration?... Read More

Of Hacktivism, Hackers and Leakers: Resetting the Bar of Real World Journalism.

Of Hacktivism, Hackers and Leakers: Resetting the Bar of Real World Journalism.
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

In a world of slanted journalism that pervades not only main stream media offerings but also the majority of “progressive” and “alternative” media, it is the hackers and leakers of vital information that are now providing a new and desperately needed return to real journalism. Recent examples of courage and risk in pursuit of full disclosure which counters media distortions of fact, must be followed. Hackers and leakers are- as shown this month- providing the public service mandate once enveloped within the vaunted parchment of the First Amendment- an obligation far too long forgotten.

America is the origin of media lies and a willfully ignorant public that believes them. Strangely, most US citizens wallow only in the proffered world of gray journalism- one that wraps the truth and the mind of the reader, instead, in the flag of... Read More

Failing World Banks Prepare to Steal Your Savings

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

Just like in 2007, the predictable upcoming financial crash will arrive suddenly overnight and the new day’s world economy will be in chaos. At the starting gun of this “run on the banks,” you had better be pretty quick.

Your bank has almost zero cash.

“I’m sorry, Sir. We are unable to cash this check,” were the ominous words delivered to me by a fresh faced, none-too-friendly, Wells Fargo Bank manager. He had just kept me waiting ten minutes while in consultation about my transaction. Returning to his cubicle he sat down quickly, now looking at me intently through narrowed eyes.

Three feet away, between us and... Read More

Occupy Wall Street- One Year Later?

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

One year. Really? It can seem like five years when considering all that Occupy Wall St., and the national Occupy camps,have accomplished in a mere 365 days or less. When reflecting on the national Occupy movement it is almost surreal as the memories flood in, and the stories of the national Occupy protests a recalled with passion.Sometimes it seems like this all started just weeks ago.

September 17, 2012, S17, is the first anniversary of the first, and original, Occupy camp at Zucotti Park in New York City. Thanks to the inspiration that was then, and still is,Occupy Wall Street,OWS, the largest collective national protest in 40 years erupted in damn near every city in America. In the space of just a few weeks the Nation followed the example set by Occupy Wall Street and set up similar camps with similar structures to highlight the quest of Americans for a means of protest.... Read More

Hamas brings hope to war-hit Gaza

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

You want to forget Israel, do so. We cannot do it. You want to forget Palestinian People? Go ahead. We Won’t.” – Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed  Hassan Nasrallah

 Predictably, Hamas is back: stronger than ever.

On Jan 14, 2015, Hamas suddenly convened a session of the Gaza parliament, suspended since a unity deal between Fatah and Hamas was agreed upon, this past  April. There was no attendance by, or invitation to, Fatah. Thanks to illegitimate president Mahmoud Abbas’ leadership, Gazans were left to rot in the post-war depths of Israeli created misery compounded with a bitter winter living amongst Israeli produced rubble. Deliberate delays in reconstruction, materials and funding; the ongoing, unchanged and crippling Israeli siege; and the Palestinian Authority’s withholding of tens-of-millions of dollars... Read More