Illinois Debt Crisis Deepens As Comptroller Admits No Idea What True Balance Of Outstanding Bills Is

via ZeroHedge – Back in July, the state of Illinois narrowly avoided a junk bond rating with a last minute budget deal that included a 32% in hike in income taxes.  Republican Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the budget and called it a “disaster,” but both houses of the state legislature voted to override his veto.  Meanwhile, S&P and Moody’s were apparently both convinced that the budget deal was sufficient for the state to remain an investment grade credit and all lived happily ever after, if just for a few months.

But, with the state’s past due payables hovering around a record $16 billion

…which is a 3-fold increase over the past two years…

…one has to wonder, as we have on many occasions, just how solid Illinois’ credit rating really is.

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Detroit Towing Company Swiped Cars in Elaborate Scheme – A “Sheriff Franchise” in Michigan

EDITOR’S NOTE: The governmental car theft ring extends to Michigan sheriffs and Michigan police across the state via the United Nations “car theft renamed enforcement” franchise.  Washtenaw County in another example where UN Prosecutor Brian Mackie used their legal [fictitious] system to rationalize the unlawful theft of cars – armed grand theft auto by the Washtenaw Sheriff.  Despite the obviousness of these crimes, the STATE OF MICHIGAN allows these theft of cars by cops to happen across the entire state.
via Detroit News – Detroit officials claim a local towing company is part of an “elaborate” stolen vehicle scam involving a Highland Park police officer and a former attorney for towing magnate Gasper Fiore.

A 61-page counter-complaint filed in U.S. District Court by the city on Sept. 11 — a response to a July lawsuit by Detroit towing firm Nationwide Recovery Inc. — claims the towing company and its attorney orchestrated the theft of vehicles, which were towed to Nationwide’s east-side lot.

The city also alleges the unnamed Highland Park police officer did not fill out forms to alert people their stolen vehicles had been recovered. After time passed, the owners were then forced to pay exorbitant storage fees when they finally tracked down their vehicles.

The allegations mark the latest twist in an ongoing scandal involving Detroit’s multimillion-dollar towing operations.

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Currency Solutions: The Zero Note – The 5th Pillar

by belisoful – India has a “worthless” Zero Rupees Bank Note that is used to conduct commerce with corrupt public servants and corporate employees.  It is specifically designed to manage bribery and corruption; as bribery and corruption is/was a leading issue in third world countries like India, Inc.  The founder of The 5th Pillar Zero Rupees Note has expanded into creating a Zero Currency Note for nearly every country.

Use this Zero Dollars Federal Reserve Note in instances of corruption and bribery in the UNITED STATES, INC.  Click here for more information.

Here is how it works:

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“Google Assistant” Secretly Records, Uploads, Stores, and Posts Mobile Audio

 If you run Android software on your smartphone, Google may have been recording you every day - without you knowingHow Google is secretly recording YOU through your mobile, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files

DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge?

The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users’ smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations – even when they aren’t in the room.

If you run Android software on your smartphone, Google may have been recording you every day – without you knowing.  If you own an Android phone, it’s likely that you’ve used Google’s Assistant, which is similar to Apple’s Siri.

Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words “OK Google”. But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing.

In some cases, just saying “OK” in conversation prompted it to switch on your phone and record around 20 seconds of audio.

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U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud

Elections: American democracy has a problem — a voting problem. According to a new study of U.S. Census data, America has more registered voters than actual live voters. It’s a troubling fact that puts our nation’s future in peril.

The data come from Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project. The group looked at data from 2011 to 2015 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, along with data from the federal Election Assistance Commission.

As reported by the National Review’s Deroy Murdock, who did some numbers-crunching of his own, “some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America’s adult citizens. Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud.”

Murdock counted Judicial Watch’s state-by-state tally and found that 462 U.S. counties had a registration rate exceeding 100% of all eligible voters. That’s 3.552 million people, who Murdock calls “ghost voters.” And how many people is that? There are 21 states that don’t have that many people.

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Polls: US Is ‘the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today’

Polls: US Is ‘the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today’

ERIC ZUESSE | 07.08.2017 | OPINION

It has happened again: yet another international poll finds that the US is viewed by peoples around the world to be the biggest threat to world peace.

But, to start, let’s summarize the first-ever poll that had been done on this, back in 2013, which was the only prior poll on this entire issue, and it was the best-performed such poll: «An end-of-the-year WIN/Gallup International survey found that people in 65 countries believe the United States is the greatest threat to world peace», as the N.Y. Post reported on 5 January 2014.

On 30 December 2013, the BBC had reported of that poll: «This year, first [meaning here, ‘for’] the first time, Win/Gallup agreed to include three questions submitted by listeners to [BBC’s] Radio 4’s Today programme». And, one of those three listener-asked questions was phrased there by the BBC, as having been «Which country is the biggest threat to peace?» The way that WIN/Gallup International itself had actually asked this open-ended question, to 67,806 respondents from 65 countries, was: «Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?» #1, 24% of respondents, worldwide, volunteered that the US was «the greatest threat». #2 (the second-most-frequently volunteered ‘greatest threat’) was Pakistan, volunteered by 8%. #3 was China, with 6%. #s 4-7 were a four-way tie, at 5% each, for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, and North Korea. #s 8-10 were a three-way tie, at 4% each, for: India, Iraq, and Japan. #11 was Syria, with 3%. #12 was Russia, with 2%. #s 13-20 were a seven-way tie, at 1% each, for: Australia, Germany, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Korea, and UK.

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