SEC settlement with former Countrywide Financial CEO provides a nice retirement nest-egg for the disgraced executive

Okay, let’s do some quick math . . . The SEC contends that former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo “improperly generated profits on insider stock sales even though (he was) aware of Countrywide’s deepening financial woes,” to the tune of $140 million. In what has been referred to as the “first time that a prominent … Continue reading

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U.S. 9/11 terrorist attack warrants $18 million for G20 security, London subway attack $30 million and Canadian vandalism of local bank branch $1 billion . . . must be the exchange rate?

I must admit that after viewing the video of the recent firebombing of a Royal Bank branch in Ottawa,  I initially had reservations about writing what I felt in my gut was not an act of true terrorism but what had every appearance of being an act of vandalism by disenfranchised neighborhood youths . While … Continue reading

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Profiling The Terrorist: What Was Really Behind The May 18th Royal Bank Bombing in Ottawa?

I have to admit that the first thought that hit me relative to the recent FFFC bombing of the Royal Bank branch at the corner of First and Bank in Ottawa, which when I resided in the city was only a few short blocks away from my house, was why that particular location? Granted, The … Continue reading

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From Russia With(out) Love: Oligarchical Capitalism and Corruption

What is amazing about doing a radio show is the growing frequency in which I am approached with suggestions of both possible guests and thought-provoking show topics. From the controversial Bill C-6 that potentially threatens to euthanize the Natural Health Products Industry in Canada, to the less ominous but nonetheless important impact of Buy American … Continue reading

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Syndicated PI Ping: Intel Will Pay Rival Chipmaker AMD $1.25 Billion to Settle All Legal Disputes

Intel Will Pay Rival Chipmaker AMD $1.25 Billion to Settle All Legal Disputes (Related PI Article: http://ping.fm/1NwUY) Trying to resolve a longstanding legal case, the chipmaker Intel agreed on Thursday to pay a rival Advanced Micro Devices $1.25 billion to settle antitrust and patent disputes. The settlement will resolve a case pending in Federal District … Continue reading

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Revealing The Secrets of “The Hidden Game”

You place your bets, spin the wheel, and take your chances. What if this was true, but with one important twist?  The wheel was rigged in such a way it was skewed towards the benefit of a few insiders – the Players. And then they were able to conceal this game in such a way … Continue reading

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