2017: Corporations Save Billions As Americans Die Younger

Americans are dying younger despite our previous improvements in American life expectancy.  For companies who payout on pensions this could be good news: If people don’t end up living as long as they were projected to just a few years ago, employers won’t have to pay them as much in pension and other lifelong retirement benefits.1 Due to the slight rise in the mortality rate, at least 12 large companies have reduced their estimates for how much they could owe retirees by a combined $9.7 billion. For instance, Lockheed Martin adjusted their “estimated retirement obligations”2 down by a total of around $1.6 billion for 2015 and 2016. Mortality trends are only a small piece of the calculation companies make when estimating what they’ll owe retirees and the fact that people are dying slightly younger won’t cure corporate America’s pension problems but the simple fact that companies are taking it […] Read More

2017: These ‘Big Four’ Companies Control the World, Yet You’ve Probably Never Heard of Them

Some people have started realizing that there are large financial groups that dominate the world. Forget the political intrigues, conflicts, revolutions and wars. It is not pure chance. Everything has been planned for a long time. Some call it “conspiracy theories” or New World Order. Anyway, the key to understanding the current political and economic events is a restricted core of families who have accumulated more wealth and power. We are speaking of 6, 8 or maybe 12 families who truly dominate the world. Know that it is a mystery difficult to unravel. We will not be far from the truth by citing Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Loebs Kuh and Lehmans in New York, the Rothschilds of Paris and London, the Warburgs of Hamburg, Paris and Lazards Israel Moses Seifs Rome. Many people have heard of the Bilderberg Group, Illuminati or the Trilateral Commission. But what are the names of […] Read More

2017: Nestlé is One the Most Evil Corporations in the World

Typically associated with the “Nesquik” powdered milk chocolate, whose mascot is a smiling rabbit, Nestle’s products target mostly children, which makes many to believe that they are a wholesome corporation with good values. However, as you will see, that’s simply not the case. Nestlé produces baby foods, breakfast cereals, water, chocolate, candy, frozen food, dairy, drinks, food service, healthcare nutrition, ice cream, pet care, and weight management. With a particular monopoly on baby formula and water, there’s a chilling story about the path in which they have chosen to pursue a profit. “Nestlé Waters is the world’s leading producer of bottled water, employing more than 34,000 staff at 100 production sites in 35 countries globally. The group is built on the principle that what you drink is just as important as what you eat.” – Nestlé Official statement With that being said you would think water is on top […] Read More

2016: Google is Quietly Recording EVERYTHING You Say — Here’s How To Hear It, Delete It, And Stop It!

Thanks to a function of their search software, Google could have years worth of your conversations recorded, and you can hear it for yourself. Your cringe-worthy history can be heard and viewed along with a list of all your searches, at your personal Google history page. The feature was built into Google’s search function as a means of delivering accurate search results. However, the sheer accuracy and amount of data Google stores is chilling. The good news is that you can turn it off and delete it, and at the end of this article, we will show you how. As the Independent reports: The recordings can function as a kind of diary, reminding you of the various places and situations that you and your phone have been in. But it’s also a reminder of just how much information is collected about you, and how intimate that information can be. You’ll […] Read More

2016: Corporate Debt Defaults Explode To Catastrophic Levels Not Seen Since The Last Financial Crisis

If a new financial crisis had already begun, we would expect to see corporate debt defaults skyrocket, and that is precisely what is happening.  As you will see below, corporate defaults are currently at the highest level that we have seen since 2009.  A wave of bankruptcies is sweeping the energy industry, but it isn’t just the energy industry that is in trouble.  In fact, the average credit rating for U.S. corporations is now lower than it was at any point during the last recession.  This is yet another sign that we are in the early chapters of a major league economic crisis.  Yesterday I talked about how 23.2 percent of all Americans in their prime working years do not have a job right now, but today I am going to focus on the employers.  Big corporate giants all over America are in deep, deep financial trouble, and this […] Read More

2016: Former Child Slaves Used in Cocoa Production Can Sue Nestle

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled a lawsuit filed by former child slaves against mega-corporation Nestle can move forward. The decision finalizes a lower court’s prior ruling, which Nestle previously attempted to overturn in an attempt to halt suits from individuals who worked in the African cocoa trade as children. As Reuters reports, three former Malian child laborers, known as “John Does” in the case, “contend the companies aided and abetted human rights violations through their active involvement in purchasing cocoa from Ivory Coast. While aware of the child slavery problem, the companies offered financial and technical assistance to local farmers in a bid to guarantee the cheapest source of cocoa, the plaintiffs said.” West African nations are some of the largest exporters of cocoa, and though Nestle does not employ child slaves directly, the company consistently engages in business deals with farmers who do. Though Americans are largely […] Read More

2015: This Major Internet Company Has Stockpiled Three Months of Food and $10 Million in Gold for Their Employees: ‘We Don’t Trust Wall Street’

Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com While the world’s super-elite prepare everything from stylish bunkers to emergency submarines, most couldn’t care less about their millions of employees should a widespread crisis strike financial markets or the economic system. There is, however, one notable high-net-worth exception according to a recent speech from Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson who notes that after many years of getting hammered by short-sellers they’ve lost total trust in Wall Street and the government’s ability to look-out for the little guy. As such, Johnson’s company has taken preemptive measures in anticipation of a major event that could take down payment systems, lock up credit flows and make it impossible for employees to meet their basic needs. Little did we know that Overstock’s Chairman Jonathan Johnson is as vocal an opponent of the fiat system, and Wall Street’s tendency to create bubble after bubble, if not more than Byrne himself.  That, […] Read More

2015: Vista 10 Inherently Broken, Anti-Competitive (Against GNU/Linux and Free Software), Privacy-Infringing, and Definitely Not Secure

…but some people install it because it doesn’t cost them anything upfront “I’m going to f—ing kill Google.”  – Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO Summary: A roundup of recent reports about Windows 10, which is akin to Windows Vista in many ways VISTA 10 is a mess. Ask the management of Microsoft what it thinks of it (while no cameras or microphones point at the management’s direction). When Vista was released the company gloated and dubbed it the “best ever” although later E-mails (requested by subpoena) showed that internally the opposite was being said. Ask Microsoft’s engineers what they think of Vista 10 (I have). Look at how a third mega patch got released within just 2.5 weeks, essentially acting almost like a re-release of the whole operating system given its massive size (almost everything at the core gets replaced). See “Bill Gates dumped a huge amount of Microsoft stock this year” […] Read More

2015: Ticket prices too high? Airlines in collusion probe have a way to make them seem lower

The Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed earlier this month that it is investigating whether airlines have been colluding to limit vacant seats in order to keep ticket prices high. The nation’s four main carriers — American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines — all said that DOJ had asked them for copies of communications they have had with each other, Wall Street analysts and major investors in connection with passenger capacity; they will be cooperating with the antitrust probe, they said. The airlines deny acting illegally. “Demand has been enabled by a robust and competitive marketplace in which capacity has been added and average fares have decreased…the last two years have presented an entirely new competitive landscape that has greatly benefited air travel consumers,” American told CNN. The umbrella group for these airlines, Airlines for America, told NPR that it is “confident that the Justice Department will find what we know […] Read More