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Criminal probe trail going cold at MF Global? - Reuters - When commodities brokerage MF Global imploded, the FBI and federal prosecutors were quick to launch an investigation to pursue what seemed obvious to outspoken regulators and lawmakers: laws were broken and crimes were committed. More than three months later, it is far from clear that anyone will face criminal charges over the disappearance of more than $600 million in customer money as MF Global spiraled towards bankruptcy in the brokerage's final, frantic days in the last week of October. - http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Criminal-probe-trail-going-reuters-3629843344.html

There's One HUGE Detail Missing From The Mortgage Settlement - Business Insider - The country's banks agreed to change their behavior as part of the robo-mortgage settlement announced earlier this week. The announcement, however, leaves open a central question: Does the settlement include new, pre-defined penalties for banks that fail to uphold their new promises? - http://www.businessinsider.com/the-mortgage-settlements-missing-piece-will-banks-now-follow-the-law-2012-2

YouTube: Burning Banks: More footage of Greek chaos & riots - RT - The worst riot damage in years has struck Greek cities as MPs pass harsh new austerity measures. Amateur video shows violent protests in central Volos, where a branch of one of Greece's largest banks - Eurobank - was torched. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIVdnKc1BDI

The Greek riots: a picture of hate, (Jonathan Jones) - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/17/greek-riots-picture-of-hate

Greek fears grow beneath looming shadow of bankruptcy - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/17/greece-crisis-fears-bankruptcy

So, how can bankers live with themselves? (Joris Luyendijk) - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/joris-luyendijk-banking-blog/2012/feb/17/how-can-bankers-live-with-themselves

(I was caught by this headline, "World Bank's Zoellick to step down, US eyes spot..." - It suggests that there is fair competition, when U.S. dominance has been absolute, as written into the rules are Bretton Woods!) - http://uk.news.yahoo.com/world-banks-zoellick-step-down-u-eyes-spot-003446520.html

More on Bretton Woods: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system

We need a new world order at the World Bank, (Jayati Ghosh) - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/17/world-bank-robert-zoellick

Feb. 13 2012 - OCCUPY HOUSTON Must Leave Park By Dusk Today - Mayor Annise Parker says that Occupy Houston supporters in Tranquility Park must leave by dusk today.... The Houston Police Department's Homeless Outreach Team will be on hand to provide transportation to shelters, the city said. The site has been occupied for four months. The city says the occupation "has cost the Houston Police Department a total of $54,917.68 and $287,268.00 in overtime and regular salaries, respectively." Also, "The Houston Parks Department estimates it will cost more than $13,000 to clean up and lay new sod in the park." - http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2012/02/annise_parker_occupy_houston_m.php

HOUSTON police occupy Tranquility Park after protesters forced out - http://www.khou.com/community/Occupy-Houston-protesters-ordered-to-leave-Tranquility-Park--139244393.html

Recall AZ Gov. Jan Brewer - http://www.azprogress.org/node/813/2811 - (There's a recent site for this which somehow I'm not finding).

OCCUPY L.A. Takes Over Bank To Prevent Foreclosure - http://occupywallst.org/article/watch-live-occupy-la-takes-over-bank-prevent-forec/

OAKLAND: Single Traffic Camera Generates More Than $3 Million a Year for City - California has the most expensive red-light camera tickets in the world – the fine is so steep that one camera in Oakland generates more than $3 million a year – and a Fremont man is launching a protest group to do something about that. Anyone in California snapped violating a red light pays a fine of $480, and according to the traffic-watch site TheNewspaper.com, no other jurisdiction anywhere has a tab that high. The second-highest fine in the United States is $250, and it is usually more like $100. - http://12160.info/forum/topics/2649739:Topic:768116

Feds succeed in destroying entire business of Amish raw milk farmer -

Poor America - P a n o r a m a - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=suJCvkazrTc

Study: US poorest people running out of places to live - http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/227091.html

More on poverty in latest Economic Collapse Blog: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

Sorry I cannot do the hyper-text link thing - this is just how my comp. is rigged at the moment, party for security reasons. I'll get back to providing normal links eventually but life is hard yo.