South African brothers disappear with $3.6 billion worth of stolen bitcoin

by: Franz Walker (Natural News) A pair of South African brothers have vanished, taking with them $3.6 billion worth of bitcoin from the cryptocurrency investment platform they put up. A Cape Town law firm hired by investigators says it is unable to find Ameer and Raees Cajee, founders of Africrypt, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. The firm has since reported the matter to the Hawks, an elite unit of South Africa’s police force. It has also told crypto exchanges around the world to be on the lookout should anyone try to sell the digital currency on their platforms. Largest crypto scam in history … Continue reading South African brothers disappear with $3.6 billion worth of stolen bitcoin

Want to Get Rich? Science Says People Most Likely to Build Exceptional Wealth Possess 5 Fundamental Personality Traits

Wealthy people tend to be stable, flexible, able to make independent decisions, and more focused on themselves than others (but in an oddly positive way.) BY JEFF HADEN@JEFF_HADEN “Wealth consists not in having great possessions,” the Stoic philosopher Epictetus once said, “but in having few wants.” Sounds wise. But that doesn’t keep people from wanting to be rich. Even though we all define wealth and success differently, most of us factor at least some degree of wealth into our success equations. (If nothing else, money creates choices.)  So how, if financial success is your goal, can you get rich? Science says the answer lies not just in … Continue reading Want to Get Rich? Science Says People Most Likely to Build Exceptional Wealth Possess 5 Fundamental Personality Traits

A Homeless Amazon Warehouse Worker in New York City Tells Her Story

“Jeff Bezos has no idea that his workers are homeless, especially in New York, and I’m not the only one.” By Lauren Kaori Gurley Natalie Monarrez’s commute to work at Amazon’s colossal warehouse in Staten Island, New York City, known as JFK8, is just a few hundred steps. Since 2019, she’s been homeless and has lived out of her SUV, camping out in the facility’s parking lot.  Being a homeless Amazon warehouse worker isn’t easy, but Monarrez has made it work. She has a membership at Planet Fitness, where she goes to shower and brush her teeth. She keeps a list … Continue reading A Homeless Amazon Warehouse Worker in New York City Tells Her Story

THE SAME SHADY PEOPLE OWN BIG PHARMA AND THE MEDIA

by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times What does The New York Times and a majority of other legacy media have in common with Big Pharma? Answer: They’re largely owned by BlackRock and the Vanguard Group, the two largest asset management firms in the world. Moreover, it turns out these two companies form a secret monopoly that own just about everything else you can think of too. As reported in the featured video:1,2 “The stock of the world’s largest corporations are owned by the same institutional investors. They all own each other. This means that ‘competing’ brands, like Coke and Pepsi aren’t … Continue reading THE SAME SHADY PEOPLE OWN BIG PHARMA AND THE MEDIA

Greed and the philosophy of wealth

When does a healthy desire for wealth morph into greed? And how can we stop it? by Jonny Thomson  It’s common wisdom that most things in life are best in moderation. Most of us agree that owning property is okay but are hard-pressed to say why and when it has gone too far. Greed dominates your life if the pursuit of wealth is a higher priority than charity, kindness, and solidarity with others. The great Greek poet, Hesiod, wrote, “Observe due measure; moderation is best in all things.” It’s a wisdom that finds support across all ages, stages, and aspects … Continue reading Greed and the philosophy of wealth

Coronavirus pandemic creates 9 new Big Pharma billionaires

by: Nolan Barton Campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance, whose members include Global Justice Now, Oxfam and UNAIDS, have analyzed Forbes Rich List data to highlight the massive wealth being generated for a handful of people from vaccines which were largely publicly funded. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel topped the list and is now worth $4.3 billion after his company became the second to be granted emergency use authorization in the U.S. for its COVID-19 vaccine in December last year. (Related: Move aside, Big Pharma: BIG COVID is a trillion-dollar industry and those who profit from it will make sure covid never goes away.) … Continue reading Coronavirus pandemic creates 9 new Big Pharma billionaires

Rich people actually do have trouble understanding what it’s like to be poor

A recent study shows that people with power embrace a “choice mindset” — and apply it to those with fewer resources By MATTHEW ROZSA “Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. “They are different from you and me.” The famous author goes on to write that “they think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are.”  Fitzgerald was a … Continue reading Rich people actually do have trouble understanding what it’s like to be poor

PANDEMIC: FOLLOW THE REAL MONEY, THE UNTHINKABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY

by Jon Rappoport, Guest Waking Times For the past year, I’ve been demonstrating that every major scientific assertion about the so-called pandemic is a lie. This article is about something else. The money. Money that makes the bailout/stimulus sums look like chump change. Money that makes Bill Gates look like a guy on welfare scraping by. To understand my line of approach here, you have to understand that people are conditioned, in many ways, to accept modern medical care. One successful method of conditioning: a whole nation is invaded by medical propaganda and medical treatment, during a purported crisis. The bottom … Continue reading PANDEMIC: FOLLOW THE REAL MONEY, THE UNTHINKABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY

Used furniture is about to become a $16.6 billion business. Even Ikea is getting in on it

Americans dump 12 million tons of furniture into landfills annually. What if we kept these pieces circulating in the economy? BY ELIZABETH SEGRAN Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve bought furniture on impulse or out of desperation without thinking about its environmental impact. That rickety $150 Ikea bed I used for only two years in grad school. The $99 Target bar cart I picked up while shopping for a party. The $75 Wayfair lamp that completed my living room. I’m not alone. Since the 1990s, the American market has been awash with inexpensive home goods made in low-wage overseas factories, designed to … Continue reading Used furniture is about to become a $16.6 billion business. Even Ikea is getting in on it

What pastoralists know

Pastoralists are experts in managing extreme variability. In a volatile world economy, bankers should learn how they do it Ian Scoones is professor at the Institute of Development Studies, and co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre, both at the University of Sussex in the UK… Edited by Sam Haselby What are the connections between a banker working on a trading floor in London and a pastoralist herding animals across the grasslands of East Africa? More than you’d think. Let me explain how they’re connected; and why they can both learn from each other. Both bankers and pastoralists must, as a matter … Continue reading What pastoralists know