[LAS] Bruce on The Big Call said a few moments ago: rates showing on bank screens...today rates stablized...admin hold on screen now...bail-in talk gone...window was this afternoon but did not happen...window late tonight...in the last days of this...isis is not holding up RV...nothing else to be done...is there anything else that can happen to postpone this, yes... but full moon tonight...
PieeyePOP: Bruce got Intel call just before Big call ended, that a big bank told him they were told to start exchanging in the morning. Treat as rumor
Bestbuy: Bruce confirmed at the end of the call, his intel guy told him that Banks are to GO tonight or tomorrow morning. WoooooHoooooo if he is right!!!!
[LAS] $2.10-$2.19 dong...stable on screens...could it come out low, yes...watch it...
Iko Ward : Dinar just started the night off at 1124. Of course, as we all know, that means nothing.
Iko Ward :it is low. Now we wait for 3AM EDT. If it polls lower again it means they tried to RV. If it polls higher at 7AM EDT it means they failed. If it polls even lower, well, its been nice to know you.
Iko Ward : If it poll is even lower at 7AM xpect a tweet. IMO
COdreamer :iko any forex happenings tonight?
Iko Ward : Yes CO, huge intel. But we all know it doesnt matter.
Iko Ward :CO, Dinar opened at 1124. If it polls lower at 3AM EDT means we've got a bite,
Iko Ward : OK, love to all. My brain is full. Polling is when Forex takes a read on the market. If its good news ill check in around 3EDT
Shybaby: Billionaires Poised For Wave Of Giving, Report Says
MAY 29, 2015 Karen DeMasters
The world is on the brink of an unprecedented wave of philanthropy from billionaires, according to a report released Wednesday by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The global economy is in a second gilded age similar to the one at the turn of the last century that created the Rockefeller and Carnegie fortunes, according to the report “Billionaires: Master Architects of Great Wealth and Lasting Legacies.” A similar wave of philanthropy will follow this wave as it did the first, the report says.
“We expect an unprecedented wave of philanthropy in its many forms – foundations, endowments, socially-focused investing, the arts and education. This can already be seen in the United States with the most visible example being Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, where more than 100 billionaires have pledged more than 50 percent of their wealth to philanthropic causes,” UBS/PwC says. UBS and PwC expect that the Giving Pledge and individual contributions will increase philanthropy over the next two decades.
“Today’s billionaires have a growing interest in philanthropy, supporting education, health and humanitarian causes around the world. In particular, they tend to be focused on efforts that provide tangible, measurable results: knowing how many lives have been impacted by their donations, seeing improved health or living conditions, or financing of various causes through micro-lending,” the report continues.
The report, which explored some of the attitudes and attributes of 1,300 billionaires worldwide, was based on data from 1995 to 2014.
Many billionaires exhibit similar character traits, such as an appetite for clever risk-taking, an obsessive focus on business and a strong work ethic. But they built their fortunes from different sources, according to the report. In the United States, the largest number of billionaires came from the financial services industry, while the largest number of European and Asian billionaires came from consumer products industries.
The self-made billionaire population in Asia is unusual because wealth creation in the region is more recent than in other parts of the world, according to the report. Asian billionaires are generally younger than billionaires elsewhere, having an average age of 57, which is 10 years younger than U.S. and European billionaires, UBS/PwC says.
In addition, a significant proportion grew up in poverty (25 percent), compared to 8 percent in the U.S. and 6 percent in Europe. As a result of these factors, UBS and PwC anticipate Asia to be the center of new billionaire wealth creation.
SuzyQ: Don't Fall for Fake Charities
Don’t Fall for Fake Charities
The Federal Trade Commission made headlines recently by accusing four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for more than $187 million. The FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states filed complaints against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society.
The complaint alleges that these four "sham charities" solicited millions in donations by promising to help pay for hospice care, chemotherapy, and other services for cancer patients. But only a fraction of that money actually went to patients. The bulk of the donations went to company cars, high salaries, and even a Caribbean cruise.
If you’re thinking of donating to a worthy cause, follow these tips to make sure your hard-earned money is going to the right place:
Ask for detailed information about the charity, including exact name, address, and telephone number.
Keep a record of your donations.
Get a written description of the programs the charity supports and how your money will be used. For example, find out what percentage of donations go to actual programs versus administrative and fundraising costs.
Do your research. Don’t be fooled by a name of a respected charity or one that sounds like a well-known charity. Searching the name of the organization online — especially with the word “complaint(s)” or “scam”— is one quick way to learn about its reputation.
Check the charity’s score on Charity Navigator, a website that tracks the performance of thousands of non-profit organizations.
Ask for the charity’s tax-exempt letter indicating its IRS status. You can’t claim a tax-deductible donation if the charity does not have one.
Never give cash. For security and tax purposes, it’s best to pay by check — made payable to the charity — or by credit card.
Never wire money to someone claiming to be a charity. Scammers often request donations to be wired because wiring money is like sending cash: once you send it, you can’t get it back.
Don’t give out your Social Security number. A charity does not need it in order for you to claim a tax deduction.
And, don’t give in to high-pressure or emotional appeals urging you to donate on the spot.
Reporting Charity Fraud
It is a federal felony for anyone to engage in mail fraud, wire fraud, or credit-card fraud. Charity-related fraud can be reported to:
local police department
local postmaster if fraudulent solicitations or invoices arrive by mail
local Better Business Bureau
state Attorney General's office
state charity office
Federal Trade Commission