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What is the Fastest Growing Business in Organized Crime? Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 28, 2015   The US House of Representative (USHR) passed a total of 13 bills in one session on human trafficking with a particular focus on ending child sex trafficking. Congresswoman Mimi Walters told the House that “sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime in the world.” Walters spoke to her peers, warning: “Although slavery was abolished 150 years ago, today, modern slavery still exists in the form of human trafficking.” The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHRC) estimates that 14.2 million victims (adults and children) are…

With Steve Jobs Gone, Apple Attempts to Purchase US Gov Breaking News,Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 21, 2015   Apple has been busy lobbying nearly every governmental institution, according to records of their spending on influence over key players on Capitol Hill. The tech corporation has given money for influence to: • The White House • Congress • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) • Department of Homeland Security • Department of Education • Department of State In 2013, Apple spent $3.4 million on lobbying in Washington, DC and strategically hired Amber Cottle, former Democratic staff director for the…

Corporate Talking Heads Tantrum About Tax Increase on Wealthy Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 19, 2015   President Obama will deliver his 2015 State of the Union address this week and the proposals scheduled for discussion have corporations and their paid talking-heads on Capitol Hill very, very upset. The president will introduce the “second earner” tax credit concept and an expansion to the earned income child tax credits already in place. In order to salvage the middle class, Obama is expected to request a $320 billion increase in taxes for wealthy Americans, “including increasing the capital gains and dividend tax rate for wealthy…

Obama’s Cybersecurity Law Creates Corporate-Gov Partnership Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 13, 2015   An unnamed official allegedly working with the White House told the media that President Obama will reveal “a new package of cybersecurity legislation” that would allow corporations “partial immunity from lawsuits whenever they quickly share data on cyber threats with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The anonymous source claimed: “We’ve got to get something in place that allows both industry and government to work more closely together.” Government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Secret…

FAA Commercial Drone Rules Delayed as Gov Use Skyrockets Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 29, 2014   Drones were a controversial topic in 2014 and the next year is shaping up to be even more dubious than this year has been. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that their agency wanted “to release proposed rules before the end of December” but the Obama administration would not let them. Now those elusive mandates will have to wait for publication until January 2015. Preceding those rules for drones, select “exceptions” and the “ban on commercial drone flights have been revealed without predication. The Association for…

Banks Get the Green Light to Crash the System … Again Economy

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 19, 2014   The Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) has opened the door for banks to securitize risky derivatives with the announcement to “extend the deadline for banks to sell off stakes in hedge funds and private- equity funds” until 2017. Journalist David Weidner explained : “Now, the ‘push-out’ rule is gone, so we’re in the same position again. And the Fed has delayed a potential roadblock to a taxpayer bailout. In essence, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Fed are implicitly suggesting that losses from hedge funds and…

ICANN Hack is a Bigger Deal Than Everyone Realizes Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 18, 2014   The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been hacked through a spearphishing campaign that paved the way for employee email accounts and other personal information on corporations involved in business deals with ICANN. ICANN explained that the hackers gained “administrative access to all files stored in its centralized zone data system, as well as the names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, fax and phone numbers, user names, and cryptographically hashed passwords of account holders who used the system, [and] unauthorized access to the content…