President Obama to appear on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ – Kate Stanhope, The Hollywood Reporter August 31, 2015(Susan Walsh/AP)President Obama is adding a special item to his Alaskan itinerary.He is set to appear an upcoming episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, NBC announced Monday.The President and host Bear Grylls will venture through the Alaskan wilderness for a special edition of the unscripted adventure series to air later this year.President Obama will meet the famed survival expert while visiting the state to observe the effects of climate change on the area. President Obama departs for Anchorage on Monday, and is also set to visit the towns of Dillingham and Kotzebue, as well as tour Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park, during his three-day trip.Read More: President Obama, Shane Smith Visit With Prison Inmates In Vice Doc TrailerThe president’s visit to Alaska is expected to ruffle feathers. On Sunday, the White House announced that the Obama administration will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali – a major symbolic gesture for the Alaskan natives. Renaming the peak Denali puts the Obama administration in the middle of an ongoing conflict between the residents of Alaska and Ohio. Although Alaskans call the peak Denali, which means “high one” in Athabascan, the peak is officially recognized by the federal government as Mount McKinley, in honor of former U.S. president and Ohio native William McKinley, who was assassinated early in his second term.This is yet another unconventional media move for the president, who’s been choosing fewer mainstream outlets for interviews in the past year. In addition to his appearance on Running Wild With Bear Grylls, the President will also be seen on an upcoming special episode of Vice, in which he becomes the first commander-in-chief to visit a federal prison. VICE Special Report: Fixing The System, for which a trailer was released Friday, will air Sept. 27 on HBO. He sat down for comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast in June.This marks the visit by a sitting U.S. president on Running Wild With Bear Grylls, which is currently in its second season. The reality series has welcomed a slew of celebrity guests including Kate Winslet, Channing Tatum, Kate Hudson and Zac Efron, among others.Grylls will produce the special edition of Running Wild with Delbert Shoopman and Dave Pearce of Bear Grylls Ventures, and Chris Grant, Viki Cacciatore and Liz Schulze of Electus.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that world leaders must agree to cut carbon emissions at a U.N. summit in December because the climate is changing faster than efforts to curb global warming.Obama told a meeting of foreign ministers in Alaska that the United States recognized it played a big part in raising the Earth’s temperatures and „embraces our responsibility” to help fix the problem.”This year, in Paris, must be the year that the world finally reaches an agreement to protect the one planet we’ve got while we still can,” Obama said, according to his prepared remarks.The Arctic is already feeling the effects of climate change, Obama said, noting Alaska had „some of the swiftest shoreline erosion rates in the world,” which threaten coastal villages.Forest fires are accelerating the thaw in permafrost, which threatens homes and damages roads in the state and also releases carbon stored in the land, which contributes to the problem, he said.”The science is stark, it is sharpening, and it proves that this once-distant threat is now very much in the present,” he said.(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Peter Cooney)
Scott Walker says a U.S.-Canada wall is ‘a legitimate issue.’ Is he right? Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor August 31, 2015 (Charlie Neibergall/AP)It’s not just the Mexican border. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says building a fence between the United States and Canada is “a legitimate issue,” as well.In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Republican presidential hopeful said that when it comes to tough border security, voters’ concerns include the potential for terrorists and other criminals to come into the US through Canada. Political debate among GOP candidates has focused on building a wall along the southern border to keep out undocumented immigrants, but Governor Walker noted the issue was as much about security as immigration.“I think we need to secure borders in general,” Walker told NBC’s Chuck Todd.Recommended: 17 Republicans running in 2016“Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire,” he continued. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.”Walker is not the first person to think so. “US land borders historically have been porous, and the boundary with Canada may be even more difficult to defend than the stretch of scrub, desert, and cities to the south,” The Christian Science Monitor’s Peter Grier reported back in 2006. At the time, Mr. Grier offered some background on the issue:In 1997, a Palestinian named Abu Maizar was charged with conspiracy to blow up a New York subway station after being caught trying to cross from Canada. And in a more celebrated recent case, the Algerian national Ahmed Ressam was arrested in Washington state after driving off a ferry from Canada in 1999. Ressam had bomb materials in his car, and had been planning to attack Los Angeles International Airport in the so-called Millennium plot.In 2011, the US Customs Border and Protection Agency proposed building fences and other barriers along the US-Canada border “to manage trouble spots where passage of cross-border violators is difficult to control,” The Canadian Press reported at the time. The proposal followed a warning from the US Government Accountability Office, which noted that only about 30 miles of the nearly 4,000-mile Canadian boundary was properly secure at the time.In the last year, concerns over security along the northern border have risen again in the wake of two consecutive terrorist attacks in Quebec and Ottawa.Border security and immigration issues continue to be central to the Republican debate. Walker in particular has come under scrutiny forhis wavering position on birthright citizenship, and has tried to focus his immigration comments on enforcing US laws already in the books.How his latest remarks will affect his campaign is unclear. After a strong start in the winter, Walker has seen a huge dip in support among Iowa voters, a voting bloc crucial to his early-state strategy,The Washington Post reported.The newest Des Moines Register/Bloomberg News poll out of Iowa found Walker as the favorite of only 8 percent of Republican caucus goers in the state, putting him in third place behind Donald Trump (23 percent) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (18 percent).Related stories:17 Republicans running in 2016 Six reasons so many Republicans are running for president The ‘billionaire primary’: Who’s backing whom? Is Donald Trump rising, or is rest of Republican field sinking? (+video) Scott Walker demands Obama show China some ‘backbone’ Scott Walker releases big Obamacare replacement plan. Smart move? (+video)
Why more Americans are moving money from 401(k)s, IRAs, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, and banks in favor of little-known “702 Accounts” By Tim Mittelstaedt, Palm Beach Investment ResearchImagine if you had an account that…
- Paid 40-60 times more than your bank
- You could withdraw from at any time, without penalty
- You didn’t have to report to the IRS
- Wouldn’t drop in value in a stock market crash
- And finally, could let you retire 100% tax-free?
At a time when banks offer almost zero interest, stocks hover dangerously near all-time highs, and the risk of outliving your savings is very real, an account like this could be a godsend for many Americans.Imagine if, instead of having your savings in a bank paying you 0.01% for the past five years, you’d used this account to grow your money 40-60 times faster… tax-free. Believe it or not, these accounts are real. And you can get started with as little as $200.I call them “702 Accounts” They’re a favorite of the 1% in Washington, Wall Street, and Corporate America—and have been for decades.Car magnates Walter P. Chrysler and Pierre S. Dupont held the records in their day, with a combined $274 million in 702 Accounts.
|Current 702 Account investors include some of the most well-connected and intellegent people in the world…To see why they love it, read below…|
Current 702 Account users include:
- 54 Congressmen
- Vice President Joe Biden
- Hillary Clinton, who has at least$100,000 in one
- Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who have used a sneaky, backdoor way to put a combined $1.5 billion into these accounts since 2004
- Executives at Johnson & Johnson, who put $23 million into these accounts from 2013 to 2014—more than they put into stocks and bonds combined.
But experts estimate less than 1 in 1,500 ordinary Americans even knows 702 Accounts exist. And not knowing the whole truth about 702 Accounts may be putting their future wealth and happiness at risk.
The 1% will never tell you
about 702 Accounts…
- Take their money out of the bank
- Start depositing it into their own 702 Account
- Walk away with approximately 5%, tax-free?
For an increasing number of Americans, it’s a no-brainer.So why doesn’t everyone simply close their bank accounts and use 702s instead?According to former Vice President of Chase Bank Jason Rink, it’s because:Jason Rink,former VP at Chase“No one is telling Americans about 702 Accounts. Not banks. Not Wall Street. Not the government. In fact, the government restricts the advertising of these 702 Accounts to the public.”But this new book reveals everything you need to know… for FREEInvestment researcher Tom Dyson was a forensic accountant at Citigroup, the 3rd largest bank in the U.S. But since 2011, he has been investigating 702 Accounts.And he just published his findings in: The 702 Account: How to Fund Your Own Worry-Free, 100% Tax-Free Retirement.According to Dyson:Tom Dyson, former Citigroup accountant“Probably less than 10 people in the world truly understand 702s. And very few Americans outside of elite financial circles have ever heard of them.
“I hired a team to help me research them. I’ve interviewed the world’s top experts. And I’m convinced people need to open a 702 first—before they invest a penny in stocks, gold, 401(k)s, or anything else.”Dyson swears under oath…“Yes, it’s true… Bankers are using this secret account to earn 40-60 times more interest on their money than they offer the general public.”With his book, Dyson hopes to give Americans an alternative—a way to invest for retirement without fear of a stock crash, a dollar collapse, or the worry of outliving their savings.Dyson has personally committed $200,000 to the 702 Account he shares in this book. And he has set up accounts for his three children.“When my eldest son Dusty is 65,” Dyson says, “his 702 Account will be worth $2.4 million.”(More on how it grows, below.)This isn’t a statement Dyson makes lightly. In fact, he has a sworn affidavit attesting the truth, as well as the financial analysis to back up his claim.But how is it possible?Here are the facts:7 Reasons why the 1% prefers 702 AccountsIf set up the way Dyson recommends in The 702 Account, this account becomes like a 401(k) or IRA—only better.Here’s why:Guaranteed growth. The Dyson-approved 702 Account issuer contractually guarantees your account will grow in value every year. They guarantee no fee increases—ever.Tax-free withdrawals. A New York Times reporter once called the IRS tax code governing 702s a “loophole that makes it a more attractive way to save money.” The Wall Street Journal called it “a tax shelter for the rich.”Yearly dividends. Set up your 702 Account the way Dyson describes, and dividends can be directly deposited into your account. (Checks on request.) The biggest companies that issue these retirement plans have paid dividends to account holders every year for more than 100 years.That’s a record that puts stocks, real estate, and gold to shame.Savings insured up to $300,000. Just like the FDIC insures some bank savings up to $250,000, state authorities insure 702 Accounts up to $300,000. (Amounts vary by state.) And you can double or triple your insured amount simply by opening extra accounts.No penalty for early withdrawals. Unlike a 401(k) or IRA, you have the contractual right to access your cash any time, for any reason, without penalties.Safer returns than stocks, options, ETFs, and REITs. Unlike mutual funds and most other investment vehicles, 702 returns do not rise and fall with the stock market. The plans are issued by private companies that invest only 1-10% of their assets in safe, blue-chip stocks. The rest is invested in fixed income outside the market. That’s why these retirement plans pay whether stocks go up, down, or sideways.Financial privacy. You don’t have to disclose 702 Account holdings to the IRS or anyone else. You pay no taxes on earnings. Think of your 702 Account as a “secret Swiss bank account,” only it’s 100% legal.Are there any conditions?Yes, there are two.You must pay into your 702 Account at least once per year. (You choose the amount. You can skip or reduce payments in some cases if you need to.) Like exercise and learning, you should commit to your 702 for life. Because the longer you have your account, the greater your return will be. (In some cases, you don’t have to. Get a free copy of Dyson’s book,The 702 Account, for details. See how you can get a free copy, below.)
Is a 702 Account safe?
|702 Accounts have been popular amongst the rich and powerful for a long time. Even Al Capone wanted one!|
Safety is one of the biggest reasons people love these accounts.Evidence suggests members of the world’s richest banking family, the Rothschilds, prefer to use 702 Accounts to traditional bank accounts or retirement funds.Verified 702 Account users include 6 U.S. presidents (Franklin D. Roosevelt had $564,142 in today’s money in his account), former Republican Senator John McCain, Walt Disney, John Belushi, Andy Warhol, Ray Kroc, and Will Rogers. (Al Capone even applied for one.)What about inflation?The account issuers Dyson recommends in his book invest in long-term, investment-grade, fixed-income assets. Inflation drives up interest rates. Rates on new bonds typically follow suit. That increases the size of the yearly dividends. That helps offset inflation. (Also you can use your 702 Account to buy gold, real estate, and other assets that rise with inflation.)Plus, your dividends, just like interest rates today, are at historic lows. As interest rates rise, so will they. What if the market crashes?702 Accounts were a favorite asset of 19th century farmers because of their stability. They have delivered in good times and bad, under every economic condition: High inflation. Deflation. Strong dollar. Weak dollar.Recession. Depression. Bull markets. Bear markets.While millions of bank savers lost everything in the Great Depression, most 702 Account holders—including J. C. Penney—did not lose a nickel.What You’ll See Inside…Inside Dyson’s new book—The 702 Account: How to Fund Your Own Worry-Free, 100% Tax-Free Retirement—you’ll discover what you must know before you set up your own 702 Account.
- How to get every tax advantage and the highest possible return (p. 105-117)
- The only 702 Account issuers to trust(p. 114)
- Any hidden taxes? (No. Details p. 87 )
- Is growth really guaranteed?(Yes. See p. 84 )
- Is this right for you? (Quick test, p. 83)
- Any disadvantages? (One. But see the easy work around, p. 47-52 )
- What to do before you start (p. 107).
To date, more than 69,000 people have paid up to $199 each to see the research Dyson shares in this new book. But he believes this idea is so important for every American serious about growing and protecting wealth for retirement, he’soffering you a FREE copy.Would you prefer your book sent to your home or business? Simply let Tom know by filling in your shipping information here, and he will rush you The 702 Account. (Just $4.95 shipping—with the definite understanding that it will be refunded if you request it, no questions asked.) Also, if you’re one of the first 1,000 people to claim your free copy today, you’ll get a bonus gift worth $450. Details here.How to claim your FREE copy To get your free copy of The 702 Account rushed to you right now, simply click here to fill in your shipping information. Amanda Carden from our customer care department has your copy ready to mail, and will post it immediately.How can we offer this so cheap?The truth is, sending you this book for $4.95 is going to cost more money than it makes.The cost of producing, printing, storing, transporting, packing, and shipping each copy is probably more than $10 per book.So why am I giving it to you for free?Partly because I think this is the single most important idea we’ve ever had, and it’s too important not to share with you.But it’s also because I’m hoping that if you like our research, you’ll join the Palm Beach Research Group’s 140,000 readers around the world, and continue to subscribe to our research after you see it.Of course, you’re under no obligation.If you love it—love the camaraderie of investment experts sharing their best tips, risk-management techniques, and “outside-the-stock-market” wealth building ideas with you; love the glow that comes with regularly making money from your investments, without losing sleep with worry over money at risk—take advantage of our generous reduced-rate subscription offer.If you don’t?Simply send an email to Amanda at the customer service department, and write “Cancel” anytime within your first 12 months—and you will receive a full, immediate refund.Worth a try?Claim your free book now.We have printed enough books—we think—to match the anticipated demand. But the truth is, we have no way of knowing how long our current stock will last, and it’s likely to go fast. We have no set plans to reprint. So, why risk waiting months while we have to re-order? Since your book will be shipped as soon as you fill in the details on the next page, why not get it immediately by clicking the “Continue” button below, now?Regards,Tim MittelstaedtPalm Beach Research Group P.S. If there’s even the slightest chance this book could improve your life, isn’t it worth “gambling” $4.95 to find out? P.P.S. If you’re one of the first 500 people to respond today, I’ll also send you a special free gift.It’s a free tool that can help you create thousands of dollars in extra retirement income, without having to rely on Social Security, 401(k)s, IRAs, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, or any risky stock market investments.
Austria orders migrants from trains at Hungarian border 11 hours agoVienna (AFP) – Austrian security forces stopped two trains with several hundred migrants near the border with Hungary on Monday, a police spokesman said, hours after authorities in Budapest let them leave despite many not having EU visas.Related Stories
The trains were halted near the Hungarian border town of Hegeshalom, where Austrian police proceeded to check their papers.One of the trains was bound for Munich and carried 300 to 400 migrants, police spokesman Roman Hahslinger told AFP.”It could well be that others will be stopped. It remains to be seen how many (migrants) will actually arrive,” he said, adding that Austria was in close contact with Hungarian and German authorities.Migrants who had already been registered at refugee processing centres in Hungary would be returned to Budapest, while the others would be allowed to continue their journey, Hahslinger said.The migrants, many from Syria, were among some 2,000 people who were stuck for several days in makeshift refugee camps at train stations in Budapest.Police had previously prevented them from leaving, even if they had valid train tickets and papers, because they did not have the required visa to move around the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone.But on Monday there were no security forces present as the migrants rushed to get on trains leaving for Vienna, Munich and Berlin from Budapest’s Keleti station.Migrants board the train travelling to Austria and Germany at the Eastern (Keleti) railway station i …People were running along the platform to catch an Austria-bound train scheduled to leave at 1110 GMT, with some helping to lift a woman in a wheelchair into a carriage.- Confusion prevails -There were confusing scenes as a Hungarian railway employee initially refused to allow the train to leave, saying it was packed beyond capacity and some people did not have the right papers to travel.But the train eventually departed with a 20-minute delay.Under current EU regulations, known as the Dublin provision, asylum-seekers must remain in the first European country they enter while their application is being processed.Those who subsequently travel to other member states face deportation back to the EU country they originally entered.Hungary has become a frontline country for migrants arriving via the western Balkans route as they flee war and unrest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Many are trying to reach Germany, where the government last week eased asylum rules for Syrians to relieve pressure on southern European nations.”I want to go to Hamburg. My brother arrived there 12 days (ago),” a 34-year-old Syrian told AFP at Vienna’s central station, where he and his family had arrived from Budapest on Monday.Mohammed, who fled the war-torn city of Aleppo with his wife and children a fortnight ago, said they had been stopped at the Austrian border for 25 minutes before being told to move on.He added that his family had been forced to spend four days sleeping on the streets in Hungary.Budapest has criticised Germany’s decision to ease asylum restrictions, warning that it „built up the hopes of illegal immigrants”.The Hungarian government on Monday demanded that Berlin clarify „the legal situation, in order to eliminate this ambiguity and controversy”.”It is in our common interest that all member states abide by EU legislation. Order and legality must be restored at the borders of the European Union”, said government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs.
Ukraine president vows ‘severe’ punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes 11 hours agoSmoke rises near the parliament building in Kiev as activists of radical Ukrainian parties, including the Ukrainian nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom), clash with police officers on August 31, 2015 (AFP Photo/Genya Savilov)Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday said those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions deserved severe punishment, calling the violence a „stab in the back.”Related Stories
„It was an anti-Ukrainian act for which all of its organisers without exception — all representatives of political forces — should be severely punished,” he said in a televised address.A 24-year-old member of the National Guard was killed and more than a hundred injured on Monday in street battles between the security forces and protesters outside the Vekhovna Rada parliament in Kiev.The clashes erupted shortly as Ukrainian lawmakers gave their initial backing to deeply controversial legislation granting more autonomy to pro-Kremlin rebel-held regions in the east.City authorities said two journalists were also hurt.EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini expressed concern over the violence.”Today’s events are very worrying,” she said in a statement.”We offer our condolences to the family of the deceased law enforcement officer and our deepest sympathy to those injured in the explosion during the demonstration in front of the Verkhovna Rada.”OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic also expressed concern over the violence and called for a „swift investigation into the case.”Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Moscow was also concerned at the clashes but quickly added this was Ukraine’s domestic business.”Of course, we condemn these manifestations of violence, we absolutely do not accept them,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.It was the worst unrest in the Ukrainian capital since a popular uprising — that ended in bloodshed — ousted Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych early last year, an event that set in train the separatist insurgency in Ukraine’s industrial east.