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Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Walt D...

The U.S. Treasury Department paid Walt Disney for WWII-era propaganda to convince Donald Duck fans how great the personal income tax is.

That is, that unconstitutional tax brought in the same year as the privately-owned Federal Reserve, to insure the national debt.

In 2012, the U.S. government is paying for HIV/AIDS propaganda, by funding a university professor who blogs about those who question the theory that underpins his financing.

Thanks to Lee Rogers for bringing this to my attention on his February 20, 2012 broadcast.

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Painting of waterboarding at Cambodia's Tuol S...

On May 15, 2011, on C-SPAN’s Q&A, Richard Miniter, author of Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, said he didn’t think waterboarding was torture, and had this to say about the waterboarding of KSM at 36:55:

“183 — that was the number of times the water is poured on the face. So when people say he was waterboarded 183 times, they’re being a bit cute.

If Miniter wasn’t so busy shilling for torture, he’d notice that it’s prohibited by the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishments,” and as torture survivor Senator John McCain pointed out, waterboarding is torture, and was used in the Spanish Inquisition, and by Japanese officers in World WWII, some of whom were later executed by the United States for it.

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The Big Five Canadian banks and their stocks: Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Toronto-Dominion (TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), have been paying common dividends since the 1800s.

BMO, Scotiabank, TD, CIBC, and RBC haven’t missed paying dividends on common shares since 1829, 1832, 1857, 1868, and 1870, respectively.

That is, through WWI, WWII, the Great Depression, all the U.S. and international financial crises, and with and without a central bank.

As of June 30, 2010 prices on the NYSE, their annual dividends are:
RY 3.80%, TD 3.40%, BNS 3.90%, BMO 4.70%, CM 4.90%

Whereas the big five U.S. banks (JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs)  are only paying:
JPM 0.50%, BAC 0.30%, WFC 0.70%, C 0%, GS 1.00%

They are also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, so you can buy in Canadian dollars to hedge against a declining USD, when appropriate.

In February 2009, I wrote how the Big Five Canadian banks were on pace to dwarf the five biggest U.S. banks, with the the five biggest U.S. banks having twice the market capitalization of the five biggest Canadian banks, despite the U.S. economy being nine times the size of the Canadian economy.

As of the end of June 2010, the five biggest U.S. banks are still less than three times the market capitalization of the five biggest Canadian banks.

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