Tag Archives: Profits

Coronavirus Has Been a Massive Boon for America’s Billionaires: Zuckerberg up $21 billion & Gates six

How nice for the billionaires, profiteering off misery. Seems it’s what they do best … EWR


“A new study found that in the past eight weeks alone, the country’s super wealthy have added a further $368.8 billion to their already enormous fortunes”

From winterwatch.net

By Alan Macleod | 15 May 2020

MINT PRESS NEWS — America’s billionaires have seen their wealth increase by 12.5 percent during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, released a study Thursday showing that, in the eight weeks between March 18 and May 14, the country’s super wealthy have added a further $368.8 billion to their already enormous fortunes.

Among the more famous big winners during the pandemic include Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who adds $21 billion to his net worth (a 38 percent increase). Failed Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg is up $10 billion as well, meaning he has recouped ten times as much as he lost in his big money political campaign that went nowhere. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has increased his fortune by around $6 billion as well.

READ MORE

https://www.winterwatch.net/2020/05/study-coronavirus-has-been-a-massive-boon-for-americas-billionaires/

Images by kalhh & bydianakuehn30010 from Pixabay

Did you know that more than 1,300 CEOs resigned between January and late October 2019?

January through to the end of October 2019. Remember it was October that Bill Gates, John Hopkins & the World Economic Forum had their pre plandemic preparedness Event 201. Smacks of foreknowledge doesn’t it? That saying about rats & sinking ships springs to mind. But then, that is the nature of corporations and their spawn isn’t it?  EWR

 


“The following are just a few of the big name CEOs that chose to step down in 2019

Dennis Muilenburg — Boeing, United Airlines — Oscar Munoz, Alphabet — Larry PageGap — Art Peck, McDonald’s — Steve Easterbrook, Wells Fargo — Tim Sloan, Under Armour — Kevin Plank, PG&E — Geisha Williams, Kraft Heinz — Bernardo Hees, HP — Dion Weisler, Bed, Bath & Beyond — Steven Temares, Warner Bros. — Kevin Tsujihara, Best Buy — Hubert Joly, New York Post — Jesse Angelo, Colgate-Palmolive — Ian Cook, MetLife — Steven Kandarian, eBay — Devin Wenig, Nike — Mark Parker.”

From theduran.com

In the months prior to the most ferocious stock market crash in history and the eruption of the biggest public health crisis of our generation, we witnessed the biggest exodus of corporate CEOs that we have ever seen.  And as you will see below, corporate insiders also sold off billions of dollars worth of shares in their own companies just before the stock market imploded.  In life, timing can be everything, and sometimes people simply get lucky.  But it does seem odd that so many among the corporate elite would be so exceedingly “lucky” all at the same time.  In this article I am not claiming to know the motivations of any of these individuals, but I am pointing out certain patterns that I believe are worth investigating.

One financial publication is using the phrase “the great CEO exodus” to describe the phenomenon that we have been witnessing.  It all started last year when chief executives started resigning in numbers unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  The following was published by NBC News last November

Chief executives are leaving in record numbers this year, with more than 1,332 stepping aside in the period from January through the end of October, according to new data released on Wednesday. While it’s not unusual to see CEOs fleeing in the middle of a recession, it is noteworthy to see such a rash of executive exits amid robust corporate earnings and record stock market highs.

Last month, 172 chief executives left their jobs, according to executive placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. It’s the highest monthly number on record, and the year-to-date total outpaces even the wave of executive exits during the financial crisis.

By the end of the year, an all-time record high 1,480 CEOs had left their posts.

But to most people it seemed like the good times were still rolling at the end of 2019.  Corporate profits were rising and the stock market was setting record high after record high.

Yes, there were lots of signs that the global economy was really slowing down, but most experts were not forecasting an imminent recession.

So why did so many chief executives suddenly decide that it was time to move on?

 

Images by Thomas Skirde & grafikacesky from Pixabay

Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

Banks love hard times …. it allows them to profiteer off misery. (And should they fail, well we know of course the govt/corporations just bail them out & unleash them again). It’s what they do best & timely to note how they profiteer off war as well. Courtesy of the Rothschild’s brainchild. Profit from supplying both sides! About as obscene as you could get. It’s time these parasites were eliminated, along with Gates’ next depop cleanse. EWR

 

From npr.org

Banks handling the government’s $349 billion loan program for small businesses made more than $10 billion in fees — even as tens of thousands of small businesses were shut out of the program, according to an analysis of financial records by NPR.

The banks took in the fees while processing loans that required less vetting than regular bank loans and had little risk for the banks, the records show. Taxpayers provided the money for the loans, which were guaranteed by the Small Business Administration.

According to a Department of Treasury fact sheet, all federally insured banks and credit unions could process the loans, which ranged in amount from tens of thousands to $10 million. The banks acted essentially as middlemen, sending clients’ loan applications to the SBA, which approved them.

For every transaction made, banks took in 1% to 5% in fees, depending on the amount of the loan, according to government figures. Loans worth less than $350,000 brought in 5% in fees while loans worth anywhere from $2 million to $10 million brought in 1% in fees.

For example, on April 7, RCSH Operations LLC, the parent company of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, received a loan of $10 million. JPMorgan Chase & Co., acting as the lender, took a $100,000 fee on the one-time transaction for which it assumed no risk and could pass through with fewer requirements than for a regular loan.

In total, those transaction fees amounted to more than $10 billion for banks, according to transaction data provided by the SBA and the Treasury Department.

READ MORE

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/22/840678984/small-business-rescue-earned-banks-10-billion-in-fees

Let’s lay the blame for plastic where it belongs

In the bigger scheme of things right now plastic isn’t on top of the list of importance by a long way but a recent announcement from our corporation parading as a government is the bold move where no government has gone before, pardon my cynicism … they’re banning … wait for it …

plastic fruit stickers, cutlery, and cotton buds.

It’s a bit like the recent announcement by Countdown that they’ve stopped stocking plastic straws. (Whilst McDs and friends all continue using them). They are the culprits. It is very difficult not to be cynical at this, when one browses the supermarket, everywhere there is plastic. It is so hypocritical. “Excuse me, please stop using this plastic that we’re manufacturing for you. And please buy these bags we’ve made for you.” Used to be we took our own basket to the supermarket … we’ve come such a long way haven’t we? (Not). And now of course it is all backfiring as there is no other country to dump our consumer trash on any more. It was coming wasn’t it and please don’t try and tell me they didn’t know that.

Let’s be honest and remember why we have plastic bags and wrapping in the first place. Step back a few decades, well four decades actually, and we were all toting our groceries home in paper bags provided by the supermarket (that we all are obliged to pay 25 cents each for now) and our meat was wrapped in paper then newspaper. There simply wasn’t much plastic at all. So why did they replace the paper bags with plastic?

That’s simple. And it wasn’t because our mothers, grandparents or whatever begged them to give us plastic bags. A corporation’s bottom line is profit and cost effectiveness. They achieve that by passing the cost on to us whilst convincing us it was our fault in the first place. Watch The Corporation movie (on the Corporations page) and you’ll see what I mean. It’s cost effective for their pockets not the environment you realize. I recall hearing in the ’80s that corporations would one day be controlling governments. It seemed a far cry and yet here we are and they do exactly that. And so nobody will get tough on corporations and to keep us at bay they feed us little snippets of hope like ‘the straws are going’ … ‘we’re banning supermarket bags’ and so on. Hoping we won’t notice the veggies, the meat everything in fact is packed to the hilt with … plastic. Sadly everybody swallows the spin on it.

Let’s just stop accepting the blame for this. They took away the paper & gave us a ton of free plastic however as we know it isn’t free because it costs the environment but as we also now know corporates are really good at kicking cans down the road then telling us it’s our responsibility to pick up the tab. Where once they washed the glass milk and other bottles they replaced those with plastic. They took away the glass containers with marmite & peanut butter etc that we used to keep & use for drinking glasses  and replaced them with plastic as well. We need to go the way of the Bin Inns and bring our own containers again.

The discussion around this wonderful announcement from Jacinda has brought forth some brilliant ideas. One I really like & am considering practicing is to rip the plastic off the said items after leaving the supermarket & dispose of it in their trash. Send it back to where it came from. Instead currently we are obliged to take it home, wash it once empty, sort it into a dozen different categories & transport it all the way to a recycle center if we do not have a kerbside collection. Talk about sustainable practices. Even though our corporate councils (yes they are listed on Dun & Bradstreet as companies) lay claim to sustainable practices. A few of them do it but not all.

Lip service pretty much is the name of that game.

Here is the Jacinda article:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/118018134/government-moves-to-ban-plastic-fruit-stickers-cutlery-and-cotton-buds?fbclid=IwAR0UbQM3zF2L0woSWl07uDfh_VTZTrQz2BGxB1oF0R5Py-ZP020BtJSwJ_Q

 

RELATED: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/food-news/118610455/mcdonalds-wont-have-recycling-instore-until-2025

 

Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay

Greta … climate change is a $1.5 trillion industry & those scary predictions come from computer simulations

Friends of Science

Published on Jan 5, 2019

Greta Thunberg of the school #ClimateStrike fame made a compelling, if somewhat dystopian, presentation at COP24. Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager of Friends of Science Society challenges Greta’s perspective in this video response.


If you’re new to the idea that the climate change narrative is not what we are being told … please visit our climate pages at the main menu. And please don’t shoot the messenger. EWR

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Making a Killing from Killing

From counterpunch.org

by:

Ministry_of_Information_First_World_War_Official_Collection_Q30035-768x580

Thieves of private property pass their lives in chains; thieves of public property in riches and luxury.

– Cato the Elder

Though I encounter students and other young people who have never heard the term I hope most Americans are aware of the “Military Industrial Complex.” In his final speech to the nation President Eisenhower, surprisingly since he oversaw much of its formation, warned citizens of the growing danger of the “permanent armaments industry” controlled by those who owned and profited greatly from this new scientific and technological establishment. Many of the giant arms industries, both industrial and high tech, that dominate the corporate landscape today came into existence as the result of war and would long ago have gone out of business in the absence of the guaranteed government profits flowing from the manufactured wars that sustain them today.

READ MORE

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/08/30/making-a-killing-from-killing/

More articles by:

Paul Atwood is the author of War and Empire: the American Way of Life.

Dead’ Woman Wakes Up Before Organ Removal; Doctors Continue Anyway

Now this will challenge your thinking. So she stirs & is clearly alive so the surgeons decide to give her a strong sedative intent on the removal of her organs.  Just shows how far we’ve slid into the new ‘norm’. As the presenter of this info questions, do dead people need sedatives? And it was not their decision to make. As it turns out the woman is saved. This is highlighting the huge dollar value of the organ trade. In my personal opinion it is all disgusting and beggars belief. It certainly indicates we need to think deeply about consenting to organ donation. Yikes. EWR

So the Royals are pressing for population control again – are they volunteering to go first?

Here we have another plea from the Royals pressing another of the NWO Agenda 2030 panic buttons, the other two being climate change (formerly called global warming but it’s not warming) & pollution – and they being the biggest perpetrators of those via geoengineering  & the rape & pillage of all the world’s resources … I read the other day the Amazon forest is being destroyed at the rate of a football field a minute. Do you see any of the so called elite stepping in and stopping that? No & you won’t be any time soon. The Royals should be lining up to be first in the queue for expunging. Why is it ‘us’ who have to go? Think about that.  It’s all a ruse to get you to accept their plan for global government aka all of the above, the jackboot regime disguised as the happy global village. Same as they disguise their rape & pillage carry on with the term ‘sustainable development’. Nothing sustainable is happening and the lies become more obvious by the day.

On topic, please do read this book: Who Owns the World : The Surprising Truth About Every Piece of Land on the Planet  by Kevin Cahill*. Here is Amazon’s blurb on it:

“You don’t have to be a student of geography or cartography to have an interest in the world around you, especially with globalization making our planet seem smaller than ever. Now you can IM someone in Alaska, purchase coffee beans from Timor-Leste, and visit Dubai. But what do we really know about these lands?

WHO OWNS THE WORLD presents the results of the first-ever landownership survey of all 197 states and 66 territories of the world, and reveals facts both startling and eye-opening. You’ll learn that:
–Only 15% of the world’s population lays claim to landownership, and that landownership in too few hands is probably the single greatest cause of poverty.
–Queen Elizabeth II owns 1/6 of the entire land surface on earth (nearly 3 times the size of the U.S.).
–The Lichtenstein royal family is wealthier than the Grimaldis of Monaco.
–80% of the American population is crammed in urban areas.
–The least crowded state is Alaska, with 670 acres per person. The most crowded is New Jersey, with .7 acres per person. –60% of America’s population are property owners. That’s behind the UK (69% homeownership).
–And much, much more! “

With its relevance to contemporary issues and culture, WHO OWNS THE WORLD makes for fascinating reading. Both entertaining and educational, it provides cocktail party conversation for years to come and is guaranteed to change the way you view the U.S. and the world.

Truth is there is enough land, Cahill has calculated, for everybody to own a small piece & subsist on. Not good for the so called elite however as where would be the profit in that? And Elizabeth Windsor (not her real name) owns one sixth of the planet. I expect she needs all of that for her and her family. Think about this… if you were afloat in the ocean after your ship had sunk, squeezed with other survivors into a small lifeboat, and there also swimming toward you to safety is your child, but there is not room enough for anybody else? What would you as a parent do? 

Yes the overpopulation myth is yet another ruse by the non elite who don’t want you to know about it. 

 

Read the post from prepforthat.com

“Population control is probably coming to America. NBC news, the Royal family, and a number of other sources are pushing population control strategies in America. Once thought as only a third-world concept, the idea is gaining traction in the West.

The Royal family’s Prince William, keeping with the family’s tradition of pushing for population control agenda, pushed (you guessed it), population control (here). Here’s the thing, when I posted the Prince William article, there was some negative fan fair with folks making accusations of fear mongering and conspiracy theory. I get it, and I got it. The thing is, however, I’ve been saying for years that the newest liberal agenda is and will be, population control. You can call it the New World Order, however, no matter what you call it, it’s a concept that’s as radioactive as it is terrifying. And more than that, the elitists have begun the process of pushing forth population control morality. And one thing is clear, after today, you can no longer call it a conspiracy theory. 

https://prepforthat.com/population-control-america/


 

*Kevin Cahill was born in the Irish Republic, and now lives in Devon, in the UK, with his wife. They have three daughters. A former army officer, Kevin has worked in the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Irish Parliament, and the European Parliament as an adviser and researcher. He is the author of a number of books on business, trade, and landownership and was a researcher on the original Sunday Times Rich List.

See Cahill’s website here.

 

Anzac Day tricks: from Bill Massey to Jacinda Ardern

End of wars? … nah … “Ardern told Patrick Gower on Three’s The Nation that North Korea is “absolutely a genuine and real threat” and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested.””


As some of us choose to remember today our own forbears who went & died in the Rothschild wars … I recall my own late Papa saying “Wars will never end … wars make money” … yes he was one of those who were required to defend the ‘King & Country’ lie. So, not to disrespect these ones who did what they knew to be right for their day (who had no choice really) … who later, like my Papa did, found out for whose cause their mates really gave their lives away.  My dear Papa is there in the header image, visiting Cassino in his 82nd year, viewing the graves of his lost mates…. and he was right …

… the war mongering continues …. all of those glitzy weapons are making even more money today … ask the Royals, they know all about that. It’s getting harder now though to gloss it all over in nationalist type rhetoric, so the corporates have been busy repackaging their morbid trade into a nicer looking ‘defense’ package.

Watch, they are now busy manufacturing new enemies. 

 

From rdln.wordpress.com

Anzac Day tricks: from Bill Massey to Jacinda Ardern

“This year, prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s conciliatory message tops everything. It probably has William Massey turning in his grave.

“Today our thoughts turn to all veterans, their spouses and families. We particularly pay tribute to those who served in the Second World War, a generation which sadly has almost left us. As we acknowledge their service and honour their contribution to our country, we think too of our current service personnel and their wider support community.

“As we gather together this Anzac Day we recognise that there is still much division to overcome in the world today. Through our expressions of love, compassion and unity, we reaffirm our commitment to peace and freedom of faith and we move forward together in hope.”

If the ghost of Massey worries, it is needless. Jacinda Ardern’s soothing pacifist words have less substance than mist.

In the wake of US President Trump’s 2017 threat to incinerate North Korea Ardern told Patrick Gower on Three’s The Nation that North Korea is “absolutely a genuine and real threat” and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested.”

READ MORE

Anzac Day tricks: from Bill Massey to Jacinda Ardern

https://rdln.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/anzac-day-tricks-from-bill-massey-to-jacinda-ardern/

About 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year

And why would this be any different in NZ Kiwis? Same drug companies. Same medical model. Same addressing of symptoms not root causes as is generally the case.

From herbs-info.com

A damning Harvard University report has advised that according to the European Commission, about 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year – making prescription drugs the 4th highest cause of death, on a par with stroke.

We could get into legal trouble if we advised you to go against the recommendations of your doctor; however we can advise you to be as informed as possible about the risks involved in taking prescription meds.

According to the World Health Organization, the pharmaceutical industry is worth 300 billion dollars annually – with an additional hundred million expected to add to the value in the next three years. A third of this entire multi-billion-dollar market is controlled by ten of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. According to CMR International, a partner of Thomas Reuters, global pharmaceutical sales reached one trillion dollars in 2014 and will be booming to 1.3 trillion by 2018.

It goes without saying that this is big business – but like every big business, there is a dark side as well. Can we really trust the research – seeing as the same companies selling the pills are funding many of the medical journals? And then we have the issue of doctors receiving kickbacks for prescribing certain drugs, after being “educated” on the benefits of the drugs by pharma salesmen.

Take a look at this list of seven of the most dangerous prescription drug typesand see how they can hurt you. [1][2]

#1: Sleeping Pills (OTC and prescribed)

The use of sleeping pills has been associated with an increased risk factor for stroke. A study published by Petrov, et. al. in 2014 revealed that over-the-counter and prescription sleeping pills increased a person’s risk for stroke, independently and beyond any of the other known risk factors like blood pressure, personal history of heart disease, and vices like smoking and drinking alcohol. Isn’t it worrying that compared to all other factors that place a person at risk for stroke, sleeping pills top that list? [3]

READ MORE

http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/top-7-most-dangerous-prescription-drugs/?fbclid=IwAR37v6OUl5ta8rpojtJR5WSlqPgj9Yl-bPHG7pVJpDtIPnmv4EaW89lPzBA