Banking – Wall Street On Parade by Pam Martens and Russ Martens

JPMorgan Chase Has a Pattern of Criminality; Now Wall Street Is Pointing to the Bank as a Cause of the Fed’s Emergency Loans
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 2, 2019 ~
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Two notable things happened on Monday, September 16, 2019. Rates started to spike in the overnight loan (repo) market, reaching a high of 10 percent the next day and forcing the Federal Reserve to step in as a […]

Derivative Risks Rising: Sell-Off in Interconnected Mega Banks and Insurers
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 3, 2019 ~
New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 838 points in the past two days of
trading. On a percentage basis, its losses pale in comparison to the losses
experienced over the past two days by some of the biggest global banks […]

There’s Nothing Normal About the Fed Pumping Hundreds of Billions Weekly to Unnamed Banks on Wall Street: “Somebody’s Got a Problem”
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 4, 2019 ~
John Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee released its hearing
schedule for October. There is not a peep about holding a hearing on the
unprecedented hundreds of billions of dollars that the Federal Reserve Bank of New […]

Fed Says It Will Offer $310 Billion More in Term Loans to Wall Street as Over 68,000 Job Cuts Planned at Mega Banks
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 7, 2019 ~
New York Fed Headquarters Building in Lower Manhattan
One or more U.S. or foreign banks that are primary dealers to the Federal
Reserve Bank of New York is in need of longer-term loans that they are unable to get anywhere else – at least at an affordable […]

Connecting the Dots to the Budding Wall Street Crisis
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 8, 2019 ~
New York Stock Exchange
We’re going to do today what mainstream media has failed to do for the
American people so far this year — as well as prior to the onset of the 2008
financial collapse on Wall Street. We’re going to connect the dots that […]

Fed’s Powell Admits a Bigger Bailout for Wall Street Is Coming; Fed’s
Balance Sheet Ballooned by $176 Billion Since September
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 9, 2019 ~
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Speaking at the National Association of Business Economists on October 8, 2019
Yesterday, at a speaking event in Denver at the National Association of
Business Economists, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that a larger, long-term bailout of Wall Street is coming. […]

Bankers hit with racketeering charges

K12 Ed Department announced a number of competitive grant awards

Department announced a number of competitive grant awards

$123 million for 41 SEAs, LEAs, and non-profit organizations under the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program and $1.49 million for nine entities under the Perkins Act Innovation and Modernization Grant Program.

Find changes in the number of students who were homeschooled.

Find information on the characteristics and achievement of students enrolled in public and private schools

Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: 2017,” contains estimates of student criminal victimization at school, reports of bullying, school security measures, and student avoidance behavior.

ECP NetHappenings Career and technical education (CTE) in U.S. high schools

Career and technical education (CTE) in U.S. high schools and outcomes for students who participate in these programs.

The data shows that CTE participation — especially focusing one’s studies by taking two or more CTE classes within the same career cluster — is positively correlated with both future employment and future earnings.  Yet, while 77% of students take at least one CTE class while in high school, only 37% of participants focus their studies on a single career cluster.

Eight years after their expected graduation date, students who focused on career and technical education (CTE) courses while in high school had higher median annual earnings than students who did not focus on CTE.

Among 9th-grade public school students in 2009 who went on to concentrate in CTE in high school, 94 percent graduated from high school[5] by their expected year of graduation, and 98 percent earned their high school diplomas within three years of their expected graduation date. Among 9th-grade public school students in 2009 who were non-concentrators in high school, 86 percent had graduated from high school by 2013, and 92 percent had graduated from high school by 2016.

ECP NetHappenings 15 Schools With High Default rates get Sanctions


Schools with high default rates may lose their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs. This year, 15 schools are subject to sanctions, including one public, one private, and 13 proprietary institutions.

These schools include:

  • DC – Washington – Bennett Career Institute
  • ID – Burley – Cosmetology School of Arts and Sciences
  • IL – Chicago – Larry’s Barber College
  • KY – Louisville – American College of Barbering
  • MO – Kansas City – Transformed Barber & Cosmetology Academy
  • ND – Bismarck – United Tribes Technical College
  • NJ – Cherry Hill – Harris School of Business
  • NY – Rochester – Sharp Edgez Barber Institute
  • PA – Lancaster – Champ’s Barber School
  • SC – Denmark – Denmark Technical College
  • TN – Memphis – Vibe Barber College
  • TX – Farmers Branch – PCCenter
  • TX – Grand Prairie – MT Training Center
  • TX – Dickinson – K&G 5 Star Barber College
  • WI – Beloit – First Class Cosmetology School

Eleven of these 15 schools are subject to a loss of eligibility based on a CDR of 40% or more for one year, while seven are subject to a loss of eligibility based on a CDR of 30% or more for three years. Three schools are subject to a loss of eligibility based on a CDR of 40% or more for one year and a rate of 30% or greater for three years. In certain circumstances, schools may avoid sanctions by submitting successful appeals.

Four of the 15 schools subject to sanctions in FY 2016 were subject to sanctions in FY 2015, including Champ’s Barber School, Larry’s Barber College, Sharp Edgez Barber Institute, and United Tribes Technical College.

All institutions with a default rate that is equal to or greater than 30% must establish a default prevention task force that prepares a plan to identify the factors causing the school’s CDR to exceed 30% and submit the plan to the Department.


BGP hijacking Dan Goodin reporter
China Telecom’s Internet Traffic Misdirection 11/5/18 Doug Madory and

Naval War College published a paper that contained a number of claims about purported efforts by the Chinese government to manipulate BGP routing in order to intercept internet traffic.

AI hid data from researchers in order to cheat at its task:

World’s most destructive botnet returns with stolen passwords and email in tow

Several months after the fact, CafePress finally acknowledges huge data theft to its customers

Even the tech expert from ‘Mr. Robot’ can’t figure out this iPhone hack

NSA launches new cyber defense directorate

17 Cybersecurity Products the Cyber Insurance Industry Says Are Worthwhile

OUTRAGE: Mark Zuckerberg threatens “major lawsuit” if President Warren tries to break up Facebook The Facebook CEO tried to rally staff in internal staff meetings this summer.

Zuckerberg told employees, “if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight.”

On Tuesday, Warren tweeted in response: “What would really ‘suck’ is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy.”

Hundreds of Amazon employees, along with civil liberties groups and lawmakers, have called out AWS for marketing Rekognition to police, ICE, and other law enforcement agencies, over concerns that the powerful technology could be misused.
Jeff Bezos says Amazon is writing its own facial recognition laws to pitch to lawmakers re: Amazon Rekognition. Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, which sells the Rekognition software, told Recode’s Code Conference audience that he hoped federal regulation happened soon.

In Australia Facebook hides Likes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Google incorporated as a company in 1998 with about $1m in investment from friends, family and individual investors.

Google starts YouTube series called Google Search News

Google Hires Republican Senate Aide to Head Lobby Office


K12 Teachers Halloween Holiday Classroom activities


Halloween Songs, Halloween History, Halloween Safety, Ghost, Goblin Monster Scary Spooky Sounds, Pumpkin Facts, Celtic History, Werewolf Protection and Dracula, Ghosts and Music Holidays

The Worms Crawl In the Worms Crawl Out

Irish-English bi-lingual Film about Origins of Halloween. Halloween as it emerged from the Celtic festival of Samhain (summer’s end).

The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the Celtic festival known as Samhain (Irish pronunciation: [saun]; from the Old Irish samain) and of the harvest season in Gaelic culture.

1929 The Skeleton Dance

Mary Smith ‘Knocker-up’ Good Morning Luv

A ‘Knocker-up’ was hired to ensure that people would wake up on time for their jobs. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers’ windows in East London in the 1930s


But who woke the knocker-up?
The knocker-up only went to bed after they’d woken everyone else up. They slept during the day. Worse for the people being woken up at 4AM to go out to work in the cold!

“Verified” is a complete misnomer.

When someone is lying, the passive voice is a very common choice of words.

To phrase something as if it is out of Twitter’s, Facebook, Instagram’s control rather than state this as a deliberate policy.

It’s not really an ID verification if you “de-verify” people for their political or commercial stance.

At first sight it is “everything is allowed, just some things are not supported (yet)”, but the real meaning is “linking to competitors is not allowed”.


Youtube recently decided to change their requirements to become verified. They emailed existing verified users that they no longer meet these requirements and therefore will loose the “verified” status. Completely insane. BECAUSE doing business with China and they don’t want to monitze the Hong Kong Videos.


Donald Trump Warns There Will Be a Civil War If He Is Impeached

Donald Trump Warns There Will Be a Civil War If He Is Impeached

“If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal,” Trump wrote, noting that it was a quote from a Jeffress. Jeffress made the statement during an appearance on Fox & Friends Weekend on Sunday.

“If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal,” Jeffress concluded.
Jeffress has a history of making controversial remarks. Last month, he told Todd Starnes on his Fox News radio show how Jews and their children would be cursed by God if they voted for Democrats—referring to a remark made by the president in August when he reportedly said Jews voting Democrat were “disloyal” to Israel.

The Post reports:

Since then, the pastor has been one of Trump’s most outspoken supporters. He uses the Bible to defend the president’s actions and brushes away allegations of immoral conduct, from extramarital affairs to alleged sexual assault, by emphasizing Trump’s record on filling the judiciary with conservative justices and pushing for policies that limit access to abortion.

His speeches regularly appear on Fox News, and Jeffress gave a private sermon to the president-elect and his family before Trump was sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017. He was one of the guests honored by name at a dinner Trump held for evangelical leaders. Trump has shared and replied to Jeffress in the past on Twitter, promoting the pastor’s book releases in 2017 and last January. The pair has appeared together in public on several occasions.

Jeffress has called “Never Trump” Christians “absolutely spineless morons” and compared them to the German Christians in the 1930s who did not try to stop the Nazis. He has called the Mormon Church a “cult,” and personally attacked Republican Mitt Romney over his faith in 2011. He once compared Trump’s border wall to the gates to heaven, because both signify “not everybody’s going to be allowed in.”