Turkish Protester Robs Bank and Throws Money From Balcony

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Semih Bulut threw 30,000 Turkish Lira  from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap neighborhood on April 27.

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Protester Robs Bank , Throws Money to Crowd

A man identified as Semih Bulut scattered 30,000 Turkish Liras from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap neighborhood on April 27.

The robbery took place in the afternoon. Bulut entered the bank located on the Çiftegelinler Street of the Kumkap neighborhood with a pump action rifle. Forcing the clerk to open the bank vaults and taking out 30,000 lira before seeing police teams arriving at the scene, and fleeing to the top floor of the bank’s building.

He then fired rifle shots into the air as he scattered bills onto the street below from the balcony.

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“I wanted to express myself with the President. My aim was to make him aware of this situation,” he said.

scattered money bills worth 30,000 Turkish Liras from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap? neighborhood on April 27.

Scattered  bills worth 30,000 Turkish Liras from a top-floor balcony after staging an armed robbery on a bank in Istanbul’s Kumkap neighborhood on April 27.

Police teams took security measures on the street and sent a “Nationally trained negotiator” to the scene to communicate with the burglar. After four hours of negotiations, Bulut surrendered himself to police.

According to claims by locals, the building where the incident took place was sold to the bank by Bulut’s father Cuma Bulut around four years ago. Believing that the sale was unjust, the elder Bulut had allegedly attempted to rob the same bank previously.

After surrendering, Bulut was taken to a police station for questioning and local police officers picked up the bills he had scattered around.

Local police say they are still looking for 4,900 lira.

According to Bulut’s statement the theft was perpetrated because he was”outraged”, according to neighbors, four years ago, his father was the owner of the building from which the subject threw the money, however, he sold the property at a price that Semih considered was unfair .

The video posted on YouTube shows Semih takes shots in the air screams and throws some of the $ 30,000 he had stolen just minuets earlier .

Eventually the Turkish police would collect most of the thrown money and the negotiator would talk with the man, who finally surrendered to authorities.


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Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

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Public banks in North Dakota, Germany and Switzerland have been shown to outperform their private counterparts. Under the TPP and TTIP, however, publicly-owned banks on both sides of the oceans might wind up getting sued for unfair competition because they have advantages not available to private banks. (more…)

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Liberty Lovers Unite: FED Police Confronted: “Step Back On Public Property”

Luke Rudkowski, Mark Dice & Adam Kokesh team up to take on the most insidious mafia organization in DC, The Federal Reserve. Watch what happens when Luke, Mark & Adam begin innocently filming the outside of The Federal Reserve building on Constitution Ave.

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Below are some screen captures and pictures from our visit.

Federal Reserve Police put on a show for us with killer babes and bomb sniffing dogs.

Great shot of The Federal Reserve Security Supervisor accusing Mark of “bumping” into him.

Mark trying to schedule a tour of The Federal Reserve.

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In case you missed it, later in the day Mark and I visited the Senate building and confronted Senator Boxer from California. It was a productive day to say the least.

 

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Goldman Sachs fraud charges ‘just the tip of the iceberg’: prof

Charges of fraud brought against banking titan Goldman Sachs by the Securities and Exchange Commission rocked financial markets Friday, but experts say the allegations are merely the first of many to come, Reuters reported.

After the SEC went public with the allegations, the Dow Jones dropped 125 points and Goldman Sachs stocks dropped 13 percent — the largest one-day drop in company history.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said James Hackney, a professor at Northeastern University School of Law. “There are a lot of folks out there in different deals who played similar roles, and once it starts building steam, plaintiffs’ lawyers will figure out this is where the money is and there should be a lot of action.”

Reuters Global editor at large Chrystia Freeland said the significance of the charges is “huge.”

Goldman Sachs’ members like to think of themselves as “the smartest, the richest,” but Freeland said they also like to think of themselves as the “most virtuous.”

“Someone once said, ‘I don’t want to be just another rich guy in New York,'” she recalled. “They want o be part of civil service, part of government, doing good, giving back.”

The charges against Goldman relate to a complex investment tied to the performance of pools of risky mortgages. In a complaint filed Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Goldman marketed the package to investors without disclosing a major conflict of interest: The pools were picked by another client, a prominent hedge fund that was betting the housing bubble would burst.

Goldman said the charges are “unfounded in law and fact,” the Associated Press reported. In a written response to the charges, the bank said it had provided “extensive disclosure” to investors and that the largest investor had selected the portfolio – not the hedge fund client. Goldman said it lost $90 million on the deal, but the fact that Goldman lost money has no impact on the fraud charges.

Goldman Sachs was not the only bank to pursue the practices that brought on the SEC charges. It wasn’t uncommon in 2006 and 2007. At the tail end of the real estate bubble, smart investors searched for bigger and better ways to profit from the approaching disaster of using derivatives.

The SEC’s charges against Goldman Sachs are already stirring up investors who lost big, according to plaintiffs lawyer Jake Zamansky.

“I’ve been contacted by Goldman customers to bring lawsuits to recover their losses,” Zamansky said.

For President Obama’s push to reform Wall Street financial practices, the allegations couldn’t have come at a better time. As the Los Angeles Times put it:

The accusations against the iconic Wall Street institution offer a chance to revitalize a simple political narrative that he has all but lost in recent months: that he and his party are protecting ordinary Americans victimized by the economic meltdown.

All 41 Senate Republicans declared their unanimous opposition to financial reform in a Friday letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid.

But Reuters editor Freeland said Republicans are going to have a much tougher time convincing Americans that immediate financial reform isn’t necessary after the SEC’s charges.

“I think now that there has been a lot of momentum behind the financial reform bill, and I think that that momentum is only going to increase,” Freeland said. “The charges on Friday will give the Democrats who wanted a tougher bill a lot more energy.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Did Global Elite Kill Polish President Kaczynski?

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April 12, 2010

Damian Thompson, writing for the Daily Telegraph, says there will be plenty of conspiracy theories floating around cyberspace in response to the death of Polish president Lech Kaczynski and a large number of Polish VIPs in a plane crash last week.

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Donald Tusk is pro-euro and an advocate of neoliberal economic policies.

“One of the nastier consequences of international disasters is that conspiracy theorists rush to judgment – and I do mean rush,” writes Thompson. “The fact that the president and so many of the Polish elite were on a visit to Russia will feature prominently in the fantastic stories being cooked up in cyberspace right now. And I can say with confidence that they are being cooked up, because Poland, like most East European countries, is obsessed with conspiracies. Russians, Jews, Americans, Freemasons – they will all be blamed. Some stories will be more credible than others.’

He missed one: the international bankster cartel.

Not only did Poland decline to be a victim of the bankster loan sharking operation, Poland’s central bank had the audacity to offer the IMF a loan to “help other countries overcome the effects of the global crisis,” the AFP reported on March 29, 2010.

Poland was the only member of the 27-nation European Union to have experienced growth in 2009 and the IMF forecast that its economy would expand by 2.75 percent this year and by 3.25 percent in 2011.

Poland’s zloty grew by 1.7 percent in 2009, a remarkable feat given that European Union countries contracted by an average of 4.1 percent and no other EU economy grew at all. “Poland avoided eastern Europe’s worst lending binges. Kaczynski frustrated some of his opponents by being in no rush to head towards the euro party,” the Daily Telegraph reports today.

Earlier this month, Czech Central Bank Vice Deputy Mojmir Hampl said the IMF fueled Eastern Europe’s crisis to create a situation that would compel regional states to request the help from the globalist loan sharking operation.

“He said that the institution, which offered emergency funds for Hungary, Lithuania, Ukraine and Romania, misinterpreted some data because they are looking for new clients as the leadership changed,” HotNews reported.

Indeed, the leadership has now changed in Poland and it looks like a pro-euro political leader may replace Kaczynski. “Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s pro-euro Civic Platform party is likely to cement its grip on power in a presidential election that must now be held by June after President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash,” reports Bloomberg today.

Kaczynski resisted Tusk’s effort to resist adopting the euro. “Kaczynski, who over the past three years had tried to block government efforts to overhaul Poland’s debt-ridden healthcare and pension systems, was also the last EU leader besides Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic to sign the Lisbon Treaty, and opposed Tusk’s euro adoption goal.”

In addition, Kaczynski placed a euro-skeptic ally in charge of the central bank, Slawomir Skrzypek, who was also killed in the crash.

It looks like Poland may soon join the EU Borg hive with open arms.

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