NEWS STORIES


I regularly search for and save various news articles.  As a new feature of this site, I will add the links to stories that I found interesting enough to be worthy of saving and/or printing. 

Click on the blue type or "link to article" sign in order to connect to the immediately referenced story and/or article.

vw - Sunday, 6-29-14 

 

Some additional notes:  I do not intend to vouch for the credibility or reliability of any of the sources I use.

What you are looking at is my own private collection.  It is intended to guide me in my own financial decisions.

Some of the "less than credible" sites or sources are used as starting points in queries designed for purpose of finding out whatever I can, if interested enough.

Notice that the articles, over a period of time, most definitely form a pattern, or series of patterns.

I found out, many years ago, that studying books containing only the headlines of major "big city" newspapers could provide me with very useful information.  This is, in effect, a more modern way of doing the same thing.

vw

7-13-14

 

 

QUOTE FOR THOUGHT 

 

 

Göring: Why, of course, the people don't want war.

Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war

when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?

Naturally, the common people don't want war;

neither in Russia nor in England nor in America,

nor for that matter in Germany.

That is understood.

But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy

 and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,

whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.

Gilbert: There is one difference.

In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter

through their elected representatives,

and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.

Göring: Oh, that is all well and good,

but, voice or no voice,

the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.

That is easy.

All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked

and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism

and exposing the country to danger.

It works the same way in any country.

 

Herman Goring while being interviewed in a cell

during Nuremberg Trials in 1947

 

 ANOTHER QUOTE FOR THOUGHT

 

The receptivity of the great masses is very limited,

their intelligence is small,

but their power of forgetting is enormous.

In consequence of these facts,

all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points

and must harp on these in slogans

until the last member of the public understands

what you want him to understand by your slogan.

As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided,

the effect will piddle away,

for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered.

In this way the result is weakened and in the end entirely cancelled out.

Source: "Mein Kampf" (1926)

Chapter 6, "War Propaganda"

Adolf Hitler

 

( vw comment:  like mother, like children  ??

i.e. we don't refer to these modern incarnations as neo-Nazis for nothing --- )

 

 

HEY, AND IT ONLY TOOK THEM 10 (plus) YEARS TO FIGURE THIS OUT !!

(does this mean the prosecutions will finally begin? NOT !! = ouch !!) 

 

"The definition of torture is

any technique that causes severe pain or suffering,

whether physical or mental,

inflicted for a purpose,

such as obtaining information or a confession,

exerting pressure,

intimidation

or humiliation,"

Anna Nelson, the Red Cross spokeswoman in Washington,

said on Friday. 

 

"Waterboarding fits into this category

and therefore qualifies as torture"

under US and international law,

she added.

 

CIA waterboarding is torture: International Red Cross

 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/08/374556/cia-waterboarding-is-torture-red-cross/

 

Friday 8-8-14

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday  2-19-15

 

2-19-15


RECENT JIM WILLIE INTERVIEWS. MOST OF THEM ARE VERY INTERESTING.

http://goldenjackass.com/main5.html

 

Very interesting recent interview. I highly recommend taking a good, long listen. Very illuminating, indeed !

 

Feb. 16, 2015: Dr. Jim Willie / Mushrooming of Chaos, EU in crisis, US Isolated, Russia-China ahead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpNKtz0wCZs&feature=youtu.be



2-19-15


Destroyed by the Espionage Act

Stephen Kim Spoke to a Reporter. Now He’s in Jail. This Is His Story.

 

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/18/destroyed-by-the-espionage-act/

 

Five years later, on April 2, 2014, I sat in a half-empty courtroom in Washington, D.C., and watched as Kim pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act. He was the latest victim in an unprecedented crackdown on leaks; so far, the Obama administration has prosecuted more than twice as many leak cases under the Espionage Act as all previous administrations combined.

 

vw comment:  remember Obama's promise to be the most transparent administration, ever ?

Seems that one didn't work out so well, either.  

Just how many lies does it take to make one a pathological liar, anyway ? 

Oh, did I forget, it is all for your own protection. 

Imagine just how dangerous a world it would be if all "elected" persons had to tell the truth. 

Can't have that !!


2-19-15


The Great SIM Heist

How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle

By

Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley

 

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/

 

The hack was perpetrated by a joint unit consisting of operatives from the NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. The breach, detailed in a secret 2010 GCHQ document, gave the surveillance agencies the potential to secretly monitor a large portion of the world’s cellular communications, including both voice and data.



2-19-15

 

Schizofedia: According To Yellen Plunging Oil Is Both Good And Bad For The Economy

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/schizofedia-according-yellen-plunging-oil-both-good-and-bad-economy

 

What a difference 2 months make...

Fed's Yellen (12/17): "The decline we've seen in oil prices is likely to be, on net, a positive."

Fed's Yellen (02/18): "Persistently low oil prices could dampen the overall expansion of economic activity."


 

2-19-15


Usury, 0% Interest Rates, and Worthless Currencies

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/usury-0-interest-rates-and-worthless-currencies

 

If Average Joe and Average Jane could "borrow" like the Big Banks (i.e. get as much money as they wanted, for free, whenever they wanted), then that is exactly what they would do. The day after everyone was allowed to "borrow" for free, our money-supply would be a number which would look something like this (we don’t have a word for it):

$1,000,000,000,00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

…and the day after that, our money-supply would look something like this:

$1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

…as everyone began "plans" for construction of their own Castle in the Sky. And by Day 3 (at the very, very latest); no one would accept this funny-money – as by then it would be crystal-clear to everyone that all this paper was totally worthless.



2-19-15


This WILL Happen!

All pegs break!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/will-happen

 

When you peg a currency what you're doing is effectively underwriting risk. The central bank is drawing a line in the sand. They're saying, "You can't cross this line because we'll hold this line." Traders can bet all they like with this underwriting. They can leverage and arbitrage opportunities across economies. The problem comes when capital moves against the peg. It becomes overwhelming and the peg collapses.


2-19-15


The Grexit Into Gold-backed Drachma Conspiracy Theory - or - Plan Z

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/grexit-gold-backed-drachma-conspiracy-theory-or-plan-z

 

In July 2012, the Wolfson economics prize, a prize for the "best proposal for a country to leave the European Monetary Union," was awarded to aCapital Economics team led by Roger Bootle, for their submission titled "Leaving the Euro: A Practical Guide."[19] The winning proposal argued that a member wishing to exit should introduce a new currency and default on a large part of its debts. The net effect, the proposal claimed, would be positive for growth and prosperity. It also called for keeping the euro for small transactions and for a short period of time after the exit from the eurozone, along with a strict regime of inflation-targeting and tough fiscal rules monitored by "independent experts."



2-19-15


De-Dollarization Accelerates: Russia Launches SWIFT-Alternative Linking 91 Entities

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/de-dollarization-accelerates-russia-launches-swift-alternative-linking-91-entities


So the news this week that Russia has launched its own 'SWIFT'-alternative, linking 91 credit institutions initially, suggests de-dollarization is considerably further along than many expected (especially as Russia dumps US Treasuries at a record pace).



2-19-15


ISIS = MADE IN USA !!


U.S., Turkey Sign Deal to Openly Arm ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels

NATO countries to support rebels, many of whom have pledged allegiance to ISIS

http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-turkey-sign-deal-to-openly-arm-isis-linked-syrian-rebels.html



2-19-15


Obama: Defeating ISIS Hinges on Syria Regime Change

At Summit, Obama Reiterates Determination to Oust Assad

http://news.antiwar.com/2015/02/19/obama-defeating-isis-hinges-on-syria-regime-change/



2-19-15


Judge Napolitano: Rare, ‘devastating’ court ruling against Obama killed amnesty plan ‘forever’

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/02/18/judge-napolitano-rare-devastating-court-ruling-against-obama-killed-amnesty-plan-forever-180769


It wasn’t just the ruling itself that’s a problem for the White House, told host Megyn Kelly, but the fact that Hanen found the government’s case was so weak.

"He ruled that they were changing the law and that they violated federal law in the manner in which they changed federal law," Napolitano said.


vw comment:   do you suppose this is why Obama and Bush never want to go to court ?



2-19-15


Are We Being Prepared To Believe That Extraterrestrials Seeded Life On Earth And That Jesus Was An Alien?

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/are-we-being-prepared-to-believe-that-extraterrestrials-seeded-life-on-earth-and-that-jesus-was-an-alien



2-19-15


ISIS Believes Jesus Will Come to Their Aid; Journalist

http://www.prisonplanet.com/isis-believes-jesus-will-come-to-their-aid-journalist.html


Noting that the apocalypse was a central theme to their vision, Wood outlined how the brutal methods employed by ISIS were not necessarily a perversion of Islam, as President Obama frequently claims, but an interpretation of Islamic teachings that most Muslims simply choose to ignore.

"They also believe, by the way, that before they finally achieve victory when Jesus comes back and comes to their aid, that they will actually almost be diminished to nothing, they believe that there will only be 5,000 of their fighters left and then Jesus comes and saves the day for them," said Wood.

Wood elaborated on ISIS’ belief that Jesus will rescue them when they are surrounded by an "anti-messiah" figure during a final battle in Jerusalem.



2-19-15


Debaltsevsky Under Rebel Control, Boiler Remains; What's Next?

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/debaltsevsky-under-rebel-control-boiler.html



2-19-15


NSA Hacks Into SIM Card Makers Giving US and UK Criminals Access to Millions of Cell Phones

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/nsa-hacks-into-sim-card-makers-giving.html


The Great SIM Heist


I have a simple question: Why is it a crime for someone to hack into Sony, Target, weather stations, etc., but not a crime for the NSA to hack into phone SIM card producers then steal every master key?

In my opinion, all of these hacks are illegal, and the NSA officials who authorized the hack I describe below belong in prison. ---


Send them to Prison

The only way to stop this sh*t is to press charges, find the NSA guilty and send those responsible to prison.

Since Obama is unwilling to do what's necessary, and given Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton won't either, if you are outraged by this, I suggest voting for Rand Paul, the one person who has taken a stand on these issues.

In the meantime, act as if someone is listening to every conversation you make.

I go one step further given my outspoken nature on these issues. I act as if my entire house is bugged and the NSA is monitoring everything I do.



2-19-15


Gold Bars Worth EUR 450,000 Robbed From Pensioner By Fake Cops in Paris

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/02/gold-bars-worth-eur-450000-robbed-from-pensioner-by-fake-cops-in-paris/



2-19-15


Marshall Swing: After Global Financial Collapse, US to Back New Global Currency With Massive Secret Gold Reserves!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/marshall-swing-after-global-financial-collapse-us-to-back-new-global-currency-with-massive-secret-gold-reserves/



2-19-15


Jeb Bush Exposed Part 2 – He Thinks Unconstitutional NSA Spying is "Hugely Important"

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/02/19/jeb-bush-exposed-part-2-he-thinks-unconstitutional-nsa-spying-is-hugely-important/


Just like an alcoholic or drug addict is often unable to shake the cycle of addiction until hitting rock bottom, so too it seems the American peasantry must hit political rock bottom before becoming fed up enough to do something about it; and I can’t imagine a more odious, absurd scenario than being forced to chose between another Bush and another Clinton.


 

2-19-15


Jeb Bush Exposed Part 1 – His Top Advisors Will Be the Architects of His Brother’s Iraq War

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/02/18/oligarch-rules-jeb-bush-surrounds-himself-with-the-architects-of-his-brothers-iraq-war/



2-19-15


SHOCKING ILLUSTRATION – Does This Signal A Major Collapse Is Near?

http://kingworldnews.com/shocking-illustration-major-port-disputes-signal-collapse-near/

 

Major U.S. Port disputes, protests, slow downs, lock downs and strikes have occurred in 1971-1972, 2001-2002, 2007-2008.

Soon after the peaks and port issues, the markets collapsed


2-19-15


How US and British spies were able to eavesdrop on millions of cell phones

http://www.businessinsider.com/nsa-gchq-hacked-the-largest-sim-card-maker-to-secretly-monitor-cellphone-2015-2


Once US and British agents stole the encryption keys from the SIM manufacturer, the government agencies gained the ability to secretly monitor voice and data cellular communications from 450 wireless network providers without the approval of telecom companies or foreign governments. They could intercept and decrypt all communications, if they chose to.



2-19-15

Turkey 'created a monster and doesn’t know how to deal with it'

http://www.businessinsider.com/turkey-created-a-monster-and-doesnt-know-how-to-deal-with-it-2015-2

 

Turkey’s policy from 2011 and until mid-2014 was that anyone and everyone who wanted to fight Assad was welcome to go to Syria and do so," Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the

Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told The Journal.

"That policy has ended now — but it’s very hard to go back to a nonporous border because you have already allowed all these smuggling networks to be established."



2-19-15


Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Six Americans Who Prove Bush and Cheney Didn't Have to Do It

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175954/

 

Why was it again that, as President Obama said, "

we tortured some folks" after the 9/11 attacks? Oh, right, because we were terrified. Because everyone knows that being afraid gives you moral license to do whatever you need to do to keep yourself safe. That’s why we don’t shame or punish those who were too scared to imagine doing anything else. We honor and revere them.

---

Some of those who rejected torture, like CIA official John Kiriakou and an as-yet-unnamed Navy nurse, directly refused to practice it. Some risked reputations and careers to let the people of this country know what their government was doing. Sometimes an entire agency,

like the FBI, refused to be involved in torture.

I’d like to introduce you to six of these heroes.


 

2-19-15


Are You Ready For Total Currency War?

http://www.thedailybell.com/editorials/36092/Ron-Holland-Are-You-Ready-For-Total-Currency-War/?uuid=6F7F7900-5056-9627-3CD00B2177610FD0



2-19-15


The Catastrophic Costs of Extend-and-Pretend Are About to Crush Europe

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb15/consequences-EU2-15.html



2-18-15


Failed Discipline, Failed Reforms and Grexit: Why the Euro Failed

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb15/discipline-euro2-15.html



2-18-15


Rich Dad Poor Dad Author: Biggest Crash Is Coming

http://www.prisonplanet.com/rich-dad-poor-dad-author-biggest-crash-is-coming.html


vw comment: interesting INTERVIEW



2-18-15


Track The Massive Congestion At The Port Of Long Beach In Real Time

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/track-massive-congestion-port-long-beach-real-time


Things on the West Coast Ports are going from bad to worse (for those who missed it read "  Catastrophic Shutdown Of America's Supply Chain" Begins: Stunning Photos Of West Coast Port CongestionHYPERLINK "http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-05/catastrophic-shutdown-americas-supply-chain-looms-west-coast-port-worker-talks-break"), and with no resolution in sight, it is now beginning to cripple the US economy. Here is a brief summary, courtesy of the WSJ, of how the near-strike is already impacting various businesses across the US:



2-18-15


Treasury Shortage Is Back: 2 Year Plunges To -1.74% In Repo

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/treasury-shortage-back-2-year-plunges-174-repo



2-18-15

 

US Sends "Tankbuster" Jets To Europe Over Russia Fears After Germany Says "A Large Scale War Could Develop"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/us-sends-tankbuster-jets-europe-over-russia-fears-after-germany-says-large-scale-war



2-18-15


Swiss Franc Is Tumbling, Retraces 60% Of SNB Move

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/swiss-franc-tumbling-retraces-60-snb-move



2-18-15


If "Everything Is Awesome", Why The Alarms Over A Slight Rate Hike?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/if-everything-awesome-why-alarms-over-slight-rate-hike


 

2-18-15


IMF Paper Introduces A New Financial Soundbite: Presenting "Rational Bubble-Riding"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/imf-paper-introduces-new-financial-soundbite-presenting-rational-bubble-riding

 

According to IMF researcher Brad Jones, who wrote "

Asset Bubbles: Re-thinking Policy for the Age of Asset Management", the "business risk of asset managers acts as strong motivation for institutional herding and "rational bubble-riding."

This is a critical observation, and one which suggests that the mere groupthink of massive asset managers is what leads to not only herding, lack of originality and the "hedge fund hotel" phenomenon, but also to recurring and ever greater asset bubbles.

As Jones further writes, "subdued leverage is not a sufficient condition for financial
stability—if systemic risk, and activity in the wider economy, is shaped
importantly by large shifts in risk premia owing to the "rational herding" motivations of asset managers."

This also explains why "rational" asset managers no longer "hedge" but merely piggyback on each other's ideas, and why some precursor events to bubble pops involve far less intellectual concepts such as simply demonstrating that the groupthink is wrong: such as housing can only go up, or "Lehman Brothers is fine."



2-18-15


General Wesley Clark: "ISIS Got Started Through Funding From Our Friends & Allies"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/wesley-clark-isis-got-started-through-funding-our-friends-allies



2-18-15

 

Housing Recovery? Weekly Mortgage Purchase Apps Drop Again, Down 66% From 2004

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/housing-recovery-weekly-mortgage-purchase-apps-drop-again-down-66-2004



2-18-15


Russia Dumps Most US Paper Ever As China Reduces Treasurys Holdings To January 2013 Levels

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/russia-dumps-most-us-paper-ever-china-reduces-treasurys-holdings-january-2013-levels


Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings. But there was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasurys, a record 20% of its total holdings, bringing its US paper inventory to just $86 billion in December - the lowest since June 2008.



2-18-15


Palestinian Christians urge firm anti-ISIL fight

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/02/18/398201/Palestinian-Christians-rap-Copts-killing



2-18-15


Kiev says troops withdrawn from Debaltsevo, rebels claim military ‘surrender en masse’

http://rt.com/news/233363-ukraine-debaltsevo-surrender-withdrawal/



2-18-15


Political insanity 101

http://www.prisonplanet.com/political-insanity-101.html


The people who play at loving modern democracy are deceiving themselves and everyone around them on purpose.

They’re really pushing bureaucracy, which runs the show. Agencies publish millions of pages of regulations, and their minion-robots enforce the rules.

They invent complexity and then pretend to solve it.

These bureaus are criminal baronies.

They engineer the perception that they’re necessary.

What’s necessary is the unanalyzable free individual, the very entity the bureaucracy is set up to squash.



2-18-15


ISIS Is Painting The Middle East Red With The Blood Of Christians

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/isis-is-painting-the-middle-east-red-with-the-blood-of-christians


Every day now, there are fresh news stories about Christians being slaughtered by ISIS in the Middle East. So where is the outrage from the White House? Where is the outrage from the Islamic world? If Islam truly was a "religion of peace", prominent Islamic leaders all over the globe would be loudly condemning ISIS whenever another slaughter of Christians took place. And a White House statement about the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS the other day did not have the word "Christian" in it a single time. ISIS is painting the Middle East red with the blood of Christians, and most of the world seems to care very, very little. If thousands of people from some politically-favored group or religion were being savagely killed, the outcry would be deafening. But because Christians are being killed, it is not such a big deal. So exactly what does that say about how the world views Christians in 2015?



2-18-15


Greece Has Less Than One Week of Cash; Another DOA Proposal Discussed Thursday; Exceptional Game Playing

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/another-doa-greek-proposal-discussed.html



2-18-15


Greece and Euroland’s Crumbling McMansion of Debt

All the gimmicks lenders press on borrowers to maintain the artifice that the loan is being serviced are financial frauds.

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/02/greece-and-eurolands-crumbling-mcmansion-of-debt/

 

The bank made its money in transaction and origination fees, and passed the risk of default on to investors who accepted the fraud that the loan was low-risk.

The loan was fundamentally imprudent and risky because the borrower was not qualified for a loan of such magnitude.

But since the risk was distributed to others, the banks ignored the 100% probability of eventual default and skimmed the profits upfront.

Greece was the subprime borrower, and its membership in the euro gave the banks permission to enter the credit rating of Germany on Greece’s loan application. Though anyone with the slightest knowledge of Greece’s economy knew it did not qualify for loans of such magnitude, lenders were happy to offer the loans at interest rates close to those of Greece’s northern neighbors, and then sell them as low-risk sovereign debt investments.

In effect, the banks were free-riding the magical-thinking belief that membership in the euro transformed risky borrowers into creditworthy borrowers.


 

2-18-15


Senior ‘Telegraph’ writer resigns over ‘fraudulent’ HSBC coverage

Peter Oborne claims distinction between advertising and editorial has ‘collapsed’

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/senior-telegraph-writer-resigns-over-fraudulent-hsbc-coverage-1.2107541



2-18-15

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Publicly Tells Citizens to "Act More Like Sheep"

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/02/18/hong-kongs-chief-executive-publicly-tells-citizens-to-act-more-like-sheep/



2-18-15

 

Hundreds Of Ukraine Troops Surrender As Besieged Town Of Debaltseve Falls To Rebels

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/hundreds-ukraine-troops-surrender-besieged-town-debaltseve-falls-rebels



2-18-15

Forget Hacking - CIA Accuses Russia Of "Manipulating The World's Weather"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-17/forget-hacking-cia-accuses-russia-manipulating-worlds-weather

 

But as The Daily Mail reports, a leading academic has told how he got a mysterious phone call asking whether foreign countries could be triggering droughts or flooding...

Professor Alan Robock, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, said:

"Consultants working for the CIA rang and said we’d like to know if someone is controlling the world’s climate would we know about it?

Of course they were also asking - if we control someone else’s climate would they then know about it."



2-18-15


Misgovernment, not religion, has sunk the Middle East

President Obama should consider the US share of responsibility for the region’s violence

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/2/misgovernment-not-religion-has-sunk-the-middle-east.html


Were Obama ever to analyze this pattern honestly to try to understand the underlying drivers of Arab state chaos and reactionary religious extremism, he would uncomfortably find strong American involvement in each of these three areas. The president, therefore, faced a dilemma: either own up to U.S. responsibility for a significant share of the region’s problems or lean on the deceptive tale of religious extremism. He chose the latter. After all, it is much easier to explain deviant behavior by Arab Muslims as new episodes of religious extremism that make them peculiarly unable to absorb the promises of democracy and prosperity that the U.S., in all its glorious exceptionalism, claims to offer.

 

vw comment: repeat after me "They hate us because of our freedoms". 

Also, "No boots on the ground". 

Remember that one. Does the word "DISINGENUOUS" strike anyone as apt ? While remembering, all sociopaths, ultra- narcissists, and pschyopaths believe that they are free from error. Meaning, it's NEVER their fault. Just ask our last several presidents. One can only wonder how we have gotten into such a mess as we have while they are all unable to make any mistakes.


 Wednesday 2-18-15

 

 

2-16-15

 

Ron Paul Warns "US Militarism Will End One Way Or Another..." 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-16/ron-paul-warns-us-militarism-will-end-one-way-or-another

 

Can anyone point to a single success that the interventionists have had over the last 25 years?

As I have said, this militarism will end one way or the other. Either enough Americans will wake up and demand an end to Washington’s foreign adventurism, or we will go broke and be unable to spend another fiat dollar on maintaining the global US empire.

 

from reader comments:

I don't think americans are dumb in that they don't have the IQ to figure it out...

They simply............................. don't care.

 

vw comment:  that is the same conclusion I come to over and over again as regards truth, "true" religion, economics, and political economy. NOBODY REALLY CARES ?? It is a form of nihilism coming directly from the belief system which says that you are some sort of an ape-creature, and that there is no higher authority or animatung force, and, hence, no morality, or inalienable rights, so far as that goes. YES, IDEAS DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES !!


 

2-16-15

 

Cometh The Censor 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-16/cometh-censor

 

Over the years freedom has declined in inverse proportion to the reach of the central government.

(Robert E. Lee: "I consider the constitutional power of the General Government as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it." Yep.)

---

I suppose it can be debated whether the current enstupidation of the rising generations is deliberate or merely the consequence of a return to peasantry inescapable in a democracy. The petulance and immaturity running through so much of society may be inevitable in a spoiled people who have never had to do anything and have never been told "no." Certainly things today resemble the end games of other once-dominant cultures.

Mental darkness facilitates authoritarianism, and darkness we have.

Many college graduates can barely read. Their ignorance of history, politics, and geography (and practically everything else) is profound, and they see no reason why they should know anything. They seem not to suspect that there might be things worth knowing.


 

2-16-15

 

Moscow-Based Security Firm Reveals What May Be The Biggest NSA "Backdoor Exploit" Ever

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-16/moscow-based-security-firm-reveals-what-may-be-biggest-nsa-backdoor-exploit-ever

 

vw comment:  properly air gapped systems ? Does that mean keep it offline ? As in why are all of the nuclear reactors online, 

anyways ? Just so they can be hacked by "terrorists" whenever needed ?



2-13-15


Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter Sy Hersh: Benghazi Is a HUGE Scandal … But Not For the Reason You Think

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/04/real-benghazi-story.html



2-13-15


5 Things To Ponder: Greek Dressing

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-13/5-things-ponder-greek-dressing



2-13-15


QE and ZIRP Are Deflationary...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-13/qe-and-zirp-are-deflationary



2-13-15


US helped Israel with H-bomb - 1980s report declassified 

http://rt.com/usa/232203-us-israel-nuclear-weapon/



2-13-15


Two More Harbingers Of Financial Doom That Mirror The Crisis Of 2008

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/two-harbingers-financial-doom-mirror-crisis-2008



2-13-15


Anonymous are about to wage war on the rich and powerful covering up child sex abuse in 'nightmarish' Friday 13th protest

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/anonymous-to-march-against-those-they-suspect-are-covering-up-for-alleged-elite-child-sex-abusers-10043541.html#


vw comment:  hmmmmmmm



2-13-15


OperationDeathEaters: Anonymous hacktivists protest historic child sex abuse

http://rt.com/uk/232143-anonymous-op-death-eater/



2-13-15


Videos Released Of Cops Paralyzing Grandfather For Walking

http://www.prisonplanet.com/videos-released-of-cops-paralyzing-grandfather-for-walking.html


vw comment: exessive and unnecessary force ?? or what ?? Do the words cowardly and moronic strike anyone as apt descriptions ?? Whose training these people, anyways ??



2-13-15


Senator Inhofe Sponsors Ukraine Military Weapons Bill Based on Images of Russian Soldiers in Georgia in 2008 

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/senator-inhofe-sponsors-ukraine.html



Fake Pictures

According to Ukraine and NATO, there are 5,000 Russian troops swarming Ukraine with more coming in every day.

Thus one might expect Senator Inhofe to have a basket of images to use as justification for US warmongering.

Instead, it turns out the pictures were fake. They show Russian troops in Georgia in 2008.


Inhofe Tricked

No major western news site has picked up this story


vw comment: tricked ? or busted/caught ? More of the same ??



2-13-15


Stalemate At Minsk Summit And Eurogroup Meeting Suggests Tensions In Europe And Globally Are Set To Escalate

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/02/stalemate-at-minsk-summit-and-eurogroup-meeting-suggests-tensions-in-europe-and-globally-are-set-to-escalate/


vw comment:  look at that photo. The expressions on Putin's and Poroshcnko's faces say it all. Merkel and Hollande look like a couple of parents who are trying to get their adult children to stop trying to kill one another. And that, to no avail !



2-13-15


Forget The News- Silver Headed to $12 , Gold to $1,000?

http://www.silverdoctors.com/forget-the-news-silver-headed-to-12-gold-to-1000/


vw comment:  I think that the jury is still out on this one. The metal prices could drop some more and then suddenly and dramatically turn upward, rather violently. Or they could continue right on down to the floor where they started from 20 years ago. It's anyone's guess. I don't believe that any person or group of persons has any real control over any of this. They think they do, and they love to pretend that they do. But, I am NOT buying any of it. I am still in wait and see mode, and will continue to be until something definitive happens !!



2-13-15


Are You Superstitious?

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/02/are-you-superstitious/



2-13-15


New York Times media columnist David Carr dead at 58

David Carr, who wrote the influential Media Equation column for The New York Times, died Thursday after collapsing at work, The Times reported. 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-times-media-columnist-david-carr-dead-58-article-1.2113751

 

Carr collapsed in the newsroom shortly before 9 p.m. and was transported to Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, The Times reported.

Just hours before his passing, Carr took part in a New York Times-hosted panel discussion at The New School featuring a video chat with Edward Snowden, "Citizenfour" director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald.

 

vw comment:  ooooops !!


 

2-13-15


Cabbie in Bob Simon's death has speeding conviction; cousin says he once tried to kill self as cops deny he had heart attack

Police say the livery cab — driven by Abdul Reshad Fedahi and carrying the 73-year-old ’60 Minutes’ correspondent — was traveling at high speed when it rear-ended a Mercedes-Benz on the West Side Highway. Police denied reports that Fedahi had suffered a heart attack. But he has a checkered driving record and, sources said, a lead foot. Fedahi's cousin said he tried to commit suicide in 2004.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/speed-factor-bob-simon-livery-cab-crash-cops-article-1.2112327

 

Police said Fedahi was driving southbound in the left lane and slightly above the posted 35 mph speed limit on that stretch of the highway before the accident at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.


vw comment:  look at the photos of the car. That's quite a bit faster than 35 mph !!  

Shades of Michael Hastings, or what?



2-11-15


Guess What Happened The Last Time The U.S. Dollar Skyrocketed In Value Like This?…

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/guess-happened-last-time-u-s-dollar-skyrocketed-value-like



2-11-15


FOURTH TURNING – THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS NOT PASSED – PART ONE

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2015/02/09/fourth-turning-the-shadow-of-crisis-has-not-passed-part-one/


 

Tuesday 2-10-15

 

 

2-10-15

US Media: The Cowardly & Despicable American Presstitutes

Dr Paul Craig Roberts

 

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2015/02/08/us-media-the-cowardly-despicable-american-presstitutes/

 

The only correct conclusion that any American can make is that every statement of the US government and its presstitute media is a blatant lie designed to serve a secret agenda that the American people would not support if they knew of its existence. Whenever Washington and its whore media speak, they lie.


2-10-15


U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism

http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/u-s-media-blackout-italian-courts-rule-vaccines-cause-autism/



2-10-15

 

Middle-Class Spending Expectations Crash, NY Fed Reports 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-09/middle-class-spending-expectations-collapse-ny-fed-reports



2-10-15


How Russia Plans To Retaliate For The Saudi-Driven Collapse In Oil

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/how-russia-plans-retaliate-saudi-driven-collapse-oil



2-10-15

 

No! Lower Oil Prices Are Not An Economic Stimulus 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/no-lower-oil-prices-are-not-economic-stimulus


 

2-10-15


Too Big To Sail? Container Ship Cost-Cutting Creates Potential Of "Nightmare" Catastrophe

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/too-big-sail-container-ship-cost-cutting-creates-potential-nightmare-catastrophe



2-10-15

 

Tomorrow Greece Decides: Europe... Or Russia 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/tomorrow-greece-decides-europe-or-russia



2-10-15

 

How Fast Would Contagion Spread If Greece Exits The Eurozone 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/how-fast-would-contagion-spread-if-greece-exits-eurozone



2-10-15


Burning Victims to Death: Still a Common Practice

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/04/burning-victims-death-still-common-practice/



2-10-15


The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/10/u-s-media-13-year-old-yemeni-boy-killed-u-s-drone/



2-10-15


Is Your Child a Terrorist? U.S. Government Questionnaire Rates Families at Risk for Extremism

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/09/government-develops-questionnaire-see-might-become-terrorist/



2-10-15


Wholesale Inventory Growth Slowest Since May 2013, Sales Tumble - Worst Ratio Since Lehman

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/wholesale-inventory-growth-slowest-may-2013-sales-tumble-worst-ratio-lehman



2-10-15


The Coup Is Complete: US Embassy In Yemen Shutting Down, Ambassador To Leave By Wednesday

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/coup-complete-us-embassy-yemen-shutting-down-ambassador-leave-wednesday



2-10-15


Former IMF Head: "I Only Had 12 Sex Parties In Three Years"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/former-imf-head-i-only-had-12-sex-parties-three-years



2-10-15


Strauss-Kahn: Only 12 sex parties in three years 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31318120



2-10-15


Why Bank Of America Is Stumped: Despite "Lower Gas Prices" US Consumer Spending Has Plunged

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-10/why-bank-america-stumped-despite-lower-gas-prices-us-consumer-spending-has-plunged



2-10-15


Will Google’s New Robot Be Used to Hunt "Non-Cooperative" Humans?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-googles-new-robot-be-used-to-hunt-non-cooperative-humans.html



2-10-15


If You Listen Carefully, The Bankers Are Actually Telling Us What Is Going To Happen Next

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/listen-carefully-bankers-actually-telling-us-going-happen-next



2-10-15


America’s Colleges Have Become Political Correctness Indoctrination Centers

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/americas-colleges-have-become-political-correctness-indoctrination-centers


But even with so little being demanded of them, most college students in the United States still cannot manage to graduate from school on time.

Federal statistics show that only 36 percent of all full-time students receive a bachelor’s degree within four years, and only 77 percent of all full-time students have earned a degree by the end of six years.

Instead of studying hard, most college students treat college like one giant party.

No wonder so many of them want to extend it for another year or two or three.

And when these kids get away from their parents, their morality tends to go into the toilet.



2-10-15


Farcical 9/11 "Trial" Halted Again As It Is Revealed Translator Is A CIA Torture Agent 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/farcical-911-trial-halted-again-as-it-is-revealed-translator-is-a-cia-torture-agent.html



2-10-15


Guantánamo hearing halted by supposed CIA ‘black site’ worker serving as war court linguist

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article9600110.html



2-10-15


Seven Years Later, Global Debt Keeps Piling Up, $57 Trillion More Than 2007

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/seven-years-later-global-debt-keeps.html



2-10-15


Debt and (not much) deleveraging 

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/economic_studies/debt_and_not_much_deleveraging



2-10-15


Part 1 – Deflation of the currencies & ultimately the US dollar will boost the ultimate currencies, gold and silver, to new highs 

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/groenewegen/groenewegen021015.pdf


 

2-9-15


On The New York Fed's Editorial Influence Over The WSJ

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/new-york-feds-editorial-influence-over-wsj



2-9-15

How Goldman Controls The New York Fed: 47.5 Hours Of "The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes" Explain

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-26/how-goldman-controls-new-york-fed-475-hours-secret-goldman-sachs-tapes-explain



2-9-15


How Wall Street, In Broad Daylight, Took Over The US Government

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-09/how-wall-street-broad-daylight-took-over-us-government



2-9-15


Smedley Butler and the Racket That Is War

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/smedley-butler-racket-war/



2-9-15


How Byzantium is Changing the Game in the Offshore Gold Storage Industry 

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/byzantium/byzantium020915.html



2-9-15


Were the Saudis Behind 9/11?

http://www.unz.com/emargolis/were-the-saudis-behind-911/



2-9-15


Kiev’s Bloody War Is Backfiring

And the War Party is pushing to prop up their Ukrainian sock puppets 

by

Justin Raimondo

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/02/08/kievs-bloody-war-is-backfiring/



2-9-15


Crony States of America – Wall Street Firms are Trying to Hide Payoffs Made to Employees Entering Government 

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/02/09/crony-states-of-america-wall-street-firms-are-trying-to-hide-payoffs-made-to-employees-entering-government/


 

2-9-15


Americans Are Stressed Out Over Money, Annual Report Finds 

https://www.goldsilverbitcoin.com/americans-are-stressed-out-over-money-annual-report-finds/


 

2-9-15

 

Trade Data show China’s Credit Bubble is Bursting, USA to See Deflationary Effects – Global Depression Ahead? 

http://www.goldcore.com/us/gold-blog/trade-data-show-chinas-credit-bubble-bursting-usa-see-deflationary-effects-global-depression-ahead/


 

2-9-15

 

Harvey Organ: $4 T in Greek Derivatives to Detonate in 10 Days- ENTIRE FINANCIAL WORLD WILL FALL LIKE DOMINOES! 

http://www.silverdoctors.com/harvey-organ-4-t-in-greek-derivatives-to-detonate-in-10-days-entire-financial-world-will-fall-like-dominoes/


 

2-9-15

 

Welcome to Guillermo Barba's Global Financial Intelligence video blog 

http://inteligenciafinancieraglobal.blogspot.mx/2015/02/welcome-to-guillermo-barbas-global.html


 

2-9-15 

 


Church Asks Followers to Submit to Government, Call 911 on Suspicious Neighbors
 

"I pledge to call 911 if I see someone suspicious in my neighborhood" 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/church-asks-followers-to-submit-to-government-call-911-on-suspicious-neighbors.html


 

2-9-15

 

A Very Slippery Slope: Yes, Your Samsung Smart TV Can Listen To Your Private Conversations 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-09/very-slippery-slope-yes-your-samsung-smart-tv-can-listen-your-private-conversations


 

2-9-15

 

Samsung Admits Private Conversations Being Sent to Internet Server 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/samsung-admits-private-conversations-being-sent-to-internet-server.html


 

2-9-15

 

Alaska Considers Bill Requiring Study of Constitution, Key Founding Documents in Schools 

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/20075-alaska-considers-bill-requiring-study-of-constitution-key-founding-documents-in-schools


 

2-9-15

 

Madonna Performs "Satanic Ritual" at the Grammys 2015 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/madonna-performs-satanic-ritual-at-the-grammys-2015.html


 

2-9-15

 

The HSBC Scandal – How NYC Protects the Bankers 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-hsbc-scandal-how-nyc-protects-the-bankers.html


 

2-9-15

 

Another JPMorgan Banker Dies After Murder-Suicide: Chokes Wife, Stabs Himself To Death 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-09/another-jpmorgan-banker-dies-after-murder-suicide-chokes-wife-stabs-himself-death


 

2-9-15

 

Fearing Grexit, Greeks Turn To Gold Again 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-09/fearing-grexit-greeks-turn-gold-again


 

2-9-15

 

Stunning Chart Of The Day: For The First Time Ever, Central Banks Will Monetize More Than 100% Of Global Sovereign Debt 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-09/stunning-chart-day-first-time-ever-global-net-sovereign-debt-issuance-will-be-negati


 

2-9-15

 

The World's Best Known Global Shipping Index has Crashed To Its Lowest Level Ever 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-09/worlds-best-known-global-shipping-index-has-crashed-its-lowest-level-ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Saturday 2-7-15

 

 

2-7-15


Banksters Were Naked Short 10 M Oz Of Gold & 600 M Oz of Silver Ahead of Massive Raid!

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/02/banksters-were-naked-short-10-m-oz-of-gold-600-m-oz-of-silver-ahead-of-massive-raid/



2-7-15


Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast 2015 by Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article49270.html



2-7-15


It Is About To Get Ugly: Oil Is Crashing And So Is Greece 

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/get-ugly-oil-crashing-greece


 

2-7-15

 

Governments and Money

http://www.acting-man.com/?p=35609

 

 

2-7-15


America, Watch Closely! Wayne County Careens Towards Bankruptcy; Detroit Pensioners Claim "We Wuz Robbed"; This Too Will Spread

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/america-watch-closely-wayne-county.html


 

2-7-15


Convicted terrorist claims Saudis funded al-Qaeda and knew of plot to down Air Force One

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/convicted-terrorist-claims-saudis-funded-alqaeda-and-knew-of-plot-to-down-air-force-one-10023049.html#


 

2-7-15


Moussaoui Calls Saudi Princes Patrons of Al Qaeda

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/us/zacarias-moussaoui-calls-saudi-princes-patrons-of-al-qaeda.html?_r=0


 

2-7-15


Obama considers release of secret sections of report on Saudi Arabia ties to al Qaeda

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obama-considers-release-of-secret-sections-of-report-on-saudi-arabia-ties-to-al-qaeda-10029728.html#


 

2-7-15

Editor of Major German Newspaper Says He Planted Stories for the CIA 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/editor-of-major-german-newspaper-says-he-planted-stories-for-the-cia/5429324



2-7-15


Paul Craig Roberts – The Matrix Is Real & How It Will Change All Of Our Lives: Trends Journal Exclusive 

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-terrifying-look-life-inside-matrix-government-lies-manipulation-murder/



2-7-15


Today’s Employment Report Is The Biggest Lie They’ve Told To Date

http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/todays-employment-report-is-the-biggest-lie-theyve-told-to-date/


 

2-7-15


The Grand Manipulation

Paul Craig Roberts 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-grand-manipulation.html


 

2-7-15


Mind-control media: Brian Williams, fake science, and the reality egg 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/mind-control-media-brian-williams-fake-science-and-the-reality-egg.html

 

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine."

—Marcia Angell, MD

"Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption." NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.

Essentially, Angell is saying that

fraud dressed up to look like science is peravasive in official medical media.

So it is in the news business.


 

2-7-15


Another key person in the case of the murdered Argentine prosecutor has gone missing

http://uk.businessinsider.com/officer-to-testify-in-nisman-case-missing-2015-2

 

An intelligence officer who was asked to give testimony in the mysterious murder of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has vanished, according to Bloomberg.



2-7-15


Argentine Ex-Spy Chief at Center of Prosecutor's Murder Mystery Is Missing 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-05/argentine-ex-spy-chief-at-center-of-nisman-shooting-is-missing


 

2-7-15


Mystery Behind Dropping Oil Prices Solved - Concerted Manipulation 

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/mystery-behind-dropping-oil-prices.html


 

2-7-15

Fed fires back at Rand Paul 

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/231822-fed-fires-back

 

vw comment: the federal reserve board, which is actually the federal currency debasement board, has lost ALL CREDIBILITY with me. I used to have respect, about 40 years ago. But, NOW ?? You've got to be kidding. The partial audit spearheaded by Ron Paul showed 11 trillion dollars in private loans to members of this private banking cartel. They crash asset prices, then take lots of bank credit for themselves, and their cronies, and then buy the severely underpriced assets at bargain basement prices. What a ripoff !! DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. They are liars !! They are J.P. Morgan's private banking cartel which has brought us the most violent and murderous century in the history books. That is their real legacy. SHUT DOWN THE FED, NOW, ALREADY !! This grand deception has gone on far too long.  Wouldn't you say ?


 

2-7-15


RadioShack files for bankruptcy; Sprint to take over some stores 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/06/us-radioshack-bankruptcy-idUSKBN0L92XC20150206

 

vw comment:  BOOMING ECONOMY ??


 

2-7-15


 

Study links Monsanto herbicide to monarch decline 

http://thehill.com/regulation/231893-ag-companys-signature-herbicide-linked-to-monarch-butterfly-decline-study-says

 

In less than 20 years, the Center for Food Safety said the monarch population has declined by 90 percent.


 

2-7-15


A Very Disturbing and Powerful Post – "Get Your Loved Ones Off Facebook" 

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/02/05/a-very-disturbing-and-powerful-post-get-your-loved-ones-off-facebook/


 

2-7-15


Get your loved ones off Facebook.

http://saintsal.com/facebook/

 

I wrote this for my friends and family, to explain why the latest Facebook privacy policy is really harmful.


 

2-7-15

 

Study: Marijuana Likely Effective Against Depression

Cannabis could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression, says researchers 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-marijuana-likely-effective-against-depression.html


 

2-7-15

 

911 operator tells girl to ‘stop whining’ as she reports crash that killed her father

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/02/05/911-operator-tells-girl-to-stop-whining-as-she-reports-crash-that-killed-her-father-177895

 

The girl was only 13, according to The Associated Press.

The daughter tells the operator their location and what had occurred at the scene, according to the Capitol Gazette.

"So two people were struck?" the operator said.

As the reality of the situation sets in the woman becomes emotional.

"Yes, they both laying, they both just laying …" she said.

"OK, let’s stop whining," the operator interrupted. "OK? Let’s stop whining. Its’ hard to understand you."


vw comment: OUCH !! interspersed with grievous and bitter tears.


 

2-7-15

 

Scientists Discover OrganismThat Hasn't Evolved inTwo Billion Years

http://sputniknews.com/news/20150207/1017917548.html

 

vw comment:  "evolution is a fact? Is that why it is called the theory of --- ??

Good example of just how ridiculous these claims of science falsely so-called truly are.


 

2-7-15

 

Rand Paul Explains What The Dollar Is Backed By: "Used Car Loans, Bad Home Loans, Distressed Assets And Derivatives" 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-07/rand-paul-explains-what-dollar-backed-used-car-loans-bad-home-loans-distressed-asset


 

2-7-15

 

The Canadian Housing Market In 6 Simple Charts 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-07/canadian-housing-market-6-simple-charts

 

vw comment:  Deja vu all over again ?


 

2-7-15

 

The NYT Exposes The Criminal Money-Laundering Underworld Supporting Manhattan's Luxury Housing Bubble

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-07/nyt-exposes-criminal-money-laundering-underworld-supporting-manhattans-luxury-housin

 

If after skimming the above, readers are still confused what the reason is for the luxury segment of the US housing market continuing to rise in price even as all other segments of the quadruplicate US housing market as explained here languish, we suggest rereading it as many times as necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 1-30-14

 

 

1-30-15


LATEST JIM WILLIE INTERVIEWS.

ALL INTERESTING.

MOST RECENT ONE IS EXTRA INTERESTING.

HOPE YOU ENJOY !!

I MUST REMIND THAT I HAVE BEEN READING AND LISTENING TO JIM FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS.

HE HAS A VERY HIGH DEGREE OF CORRECT CALLS WHICH IS WHY HE IS POPULAR.

SOUNDS A LITTLE CRAZY AT TIMES, BUT IS NOT, AS BEST I CAN TELL.

HAS SURPRISED ME SO MANY TIMES THAT I LOST COUNT LONG AGO.

HE IS A CARNEGIE MELLON GRADUATE PhD STATISTICIAN.

NOT LIKE YOUR (TYPICAL SHILL) SO-CALLED ECONOMISTS

http://goldenjackass.com/main5.html


 

1-30-15

 

"Obama Is Clueless On Inequality," David Stockman Rages "The Problem Is [The Fed]"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-30/obama-clueless-inequality-david-stockman-rages-problem-fed



1-30-15


Why Are Central Banks Terrified of Debt Restructuring?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-30/why-are-central-banks-terrified-debt-restructuring

 

Draghi is willing to…

1) Confiscate wealth by cutting interest rates to negative.

2) Permit regulators to seize bank accounts to "bail-in" banks.

3) Verbally intervene every time possible provided it pushes yields on EU nation sovereign bonds lower.

4) Buy EU sovereign bonds despite the fact that this clearly violates the Maastricht Treaty (the treaty that formed the Eurozone).

However, what Draghi is NOT wiling to do is restructure ANY EU sovereign nation’s debt.

----

Thus ANY debt restructuring in the EU would almost immediately blow up the large Eurozone banks because you’re talking about tens of trillions of Euros’ worth of trades having requiring margin calls/ new collateral arrangements.



1-30-15


Vicar investigated over Facebook post linking to 'anti-Semitic' article '9/11 Israel did it'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vicar-investigated-over-facebook-post-linking-to-antisemitic-article-911-israel-did-it-10012794.html#

 

vw comment:  HERE IS THE LINK TO THE ARTICLE.

LOOKS COMPELLING TO ME.

 

9-11/Israel did it

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9/11:Israel_did_it#Acknowledgments

 

ALSO, AS REGARDS CHARGE OF ANTI-SEMITISM =

they are NOT SEMITES !!

They are over 90% Khazarians = pagan gentiles !! Whose origianl religion was Shamanism, not very different from the teachings of the Kaballah.

Follow the DNA trail, folks !!

Fake Jews hiding behind a false "religious" creation, and claiming that they are a master race is utter nonsense, and should be strongly repudiated, at a minimum. How's that for irony. ENOUGH ALREADY !!

If you want to disagree with me, take it up with Oxford University, and those who peer-reviewed the article before publication.

Again, both the historical evidence and the DNA evidence seems COMPELLING to me.

Not to mention their own behavior.

 

SEE:

The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses

 

http://gbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/5/1/61.full

 

 

1-30-15


After Crying "Conspiracy Theory," CNN Touts North American Union 

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/20009-after-crying-conspiracy-theory-cnn-touts-north-american-union

 

Just a few years ago, it was all a baseless "conspiracy theory." Now, promotion of a European Union-style merger between the United States, Mexico, and Canada is being shouted from the rooftops — by U.S. taxpayer-funded globalists writing in the very same media outlet, CNN, that tried to ridicule GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul over the North American Union issue just a few years ago

 

vw comment:  note how quickly a conspiracy theory allegation turns into quite the opposite. Hmmmmm --- maybe like 9-11 conspiracy theory being shoved down our throats in spite of 2200 architects and engineers saying that it has all hallmarks of controlled demolition.

 

See following link:

http://www.ae911truth.org/

 

I would trust these people long before I would believe those who have profited nonstop from all of this madness i.e. CUI BONO ? WHO BENEFITS ?

War profiteers, corrupt politicians, corrupt banksters, and radical Zionists. Did I miss anyone ?



1-30-15

 

As China's Offshore Yuan Crashes To A 2 Year Low, Beijing Warns Its Citizens: "Don't Buy Dollars"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-30/chinas-offshore-yuan-crashes-2-year-low-beijing-warns-its-citizens-dont-buy-dollars


Why do we bring this up?

Because in a notice posted on Chinese media yesterday, China is now openly scrambling and on the defensive, when it comes to an ever stronger rush by the locals to get out of their own currency and into the US dollar. As

Want China Times reports, "prompted by the robust performance of the US dollar, growing numbers of Chinese are considering converting renminbi to dollar-denominated assets." It is for those "growing numbers" that China has a polite warning: "experts are advising them to think carefully before making the move."



1-30-15


The Death Of The American Dream In 22 Numbers

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-death-of-the-american-dream-in-22-numbers



1-30-15


WTF Chart Of The Day: Baltic Dry Index Crashes To Lowest In 29 Years

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-29/wtf-chart-day-baltic-dry-index-crashes-lowest-29-years



1-30-15


Poll: Netanyahu Should be Investigated for Nuclear Weapons Tech Smuggling Before US Visit

http://antiwar.com/blog/2015/01/29/poll-netanyahu-should-be-investigated-for-nuclear-weapons-tech-smuggling-before-us-visit/



1-30-15


Who’s the ‘Low Life Scum:’ Kissinger or CODEPINK? 

http://antiwar.com/blog/2015/01/30/whos-the-low-life-scum-kissingerorcodepink/



1-30-15


Obama must finally end NSA phone record collection, says privacy board

White House could take action ‘at any time’, says Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board chair as key Patriot Act measure is poised to expire

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/29/obama-end-nsa-phone-records-collection-privacy-board



1-30-15


All major indicators are breaking down, deflation is taking hold, Wall Street is oblivious

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/groenewegen/groenewegen013015.pdf



1-29-15


Alexis Tsipras' Open Letter To Germany: What You Were Never Told About Greece

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-29/alexis-tsipras-open-letter-germany-what-you-were-never-told-about-greece



1-29-15


Paul Craig Roberts – Putin’s Ultimate Move To Crush The EU And NATO

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-putins-ultimate-move-crush-eu-nato/


 

1-29-15


Paul Craig Roberts – EU And Banksters Threaten: "Defy Us And We Will Destroy You" 

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-eu-banksters-threaten-defy-us-will-destroy/



1-29-15


Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance, says bombshell budget report

Stunning figure comes from Congressional Budget Office report that revised cost estimates for the next 10 years Government will spend $1.993 TRILLION over a decade and take in $643 BILLION in new taxes, penalties and fees related to Obamacare The $1.35 trillion net cost will result in 'between 24 million and 27 million' fewer Americans being uninsured – a $50,000 price tag per person at best The law will still leave 'between 29 million and 31 million' nonelderly Americans without medical insurance Numbers assume Obamacare insurance exchange enrollment will double between now and 2025

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2927348/Obamacare-program-costs-50-000-American-gets-health-insurance-says-bombshell-budget-report.html#ixzz3Q2pYVyaZ



1-28-15


Meet the Extreme Super Rich – A List of the 80 People Who Own as Much as the World’s Poorest 3.6 Billion

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/01/meet-the-extreme-super-rich-a-list-of-the-80-people-who-own-half-the-world/



1-28-15


Jim Willie: US Dollar Will Not Survive 2015!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-us-dollar-will-not-survive-2015/



1-28-15


Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/28/hillary-clinton-undercut-on-libya-war-by-pentagon-/print/



1-28-15


The Swiss Franc Will Collapse 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-28/swiss-franc-will-collapse



1-24-15

Cheerful" Dutch Financier Becomes 4th ABN Amro Banker Suicide 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-24/cheerful-dutch-financier-becomes-4th-abn-amro-banker-suicide


 

1-24-15

 

Spot The Difference: Money Printing, Then And Now 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-24/spot-difference-money-printing-then-and-now


 

1-24-15

 

De-Dollarization Complete: Iran Abandons US Dollar In Foreign Trade 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-24/de-dollarization-complete-iran-abandons-us-dollar-foreign-trade


 

1-24-15

 

Friday Humor: Hitler Realizes He Was Short Swiss Francs 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-23/friday-humor-hitler-realizes-he-was-short-swiss-francs

 

 

Monday 1-19-15

 

1-19-15


27 Facts That Show How The Middle Class Has Fared Under 6 Years Of Barack Obama

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-19/27-facts-show-how-middle-class-has-fared-under-6-years-barack-obama



1-19-15


Russian Central Bank Bans Western Ratings Agencies 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-19/russian-central-bank-bans-western-ratings-agencies



1-19-15


If the Fed Has Nothing to Hide, It Has Nothing To Fear 

American people have suffered long enough under a monetary policy controlled by an unaccountable, secretive central bank 

Ron Paul

http://www.prisonplanet.com/if-the-fed-has-nothing-to-hide-it-has-nothing-to-fear.html


1-19-15


Race for Negative 30-Year Yields Underway, Swiss In Front With 0.295%; Futility of Draghi's Upcoming QE

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/01/race-for-negative-30-year-yields.html



1-19-15


For Amusement Only: IMF Growth Forecasts and Rationale

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/01/for-amusement-only-imf-growth-forecasts.html



1-19-15


Press Rebellion in the UK – British Media Launches Protest Against Spying, as GCHQ Places Investigative Journalism in Same Category as Terrorism

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/01/19/press-rebellion-in-the-uk-british-media-launches-protest-against-spying-as-gchq-places-investigative-journalism-in-same-category-as-terrorism/

New evidence from other UK intelligence documents revealed by Snowden also shows that a GCHQ information security assessment listed "investigative journalists" as a threat in a hierarchy alongside terrorists or hackers.



1-19-15


Who Benefits When Bubbles Burst?

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/01/who-benefits-when-bubbles-burst/#more-76269



1-19-15


Lebensraum in Palestine

http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-01-200115.html



1-19-15


U.N. saw drones over Syria before Israel strike in breach of truce

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/19/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSKBN0KS1V420150119



1-19-15


Puzzling Death of a Prosecutor Grips Argentina

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/world/americas/alberto-nisman-found-dead-argentina-amia.html?_r=0



1-19-15


Prison Dispatches from the War on Terror: Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou Speaks

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/19/cia-agent-jailed-john-kiriakous-long-road-era-torture/



1-19-15


Risky Blowback from Russian Sanctions

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/01/19/risky-blowback-from-russian-sanctions/



1-19-15


Paris, Iraq, and Abu Ghraib

by

Jacob G. Hornberger

http://fff.org/2015/01/19/paris-iraq-abu-ghraib/



1-19-15


New police radars can 'see' inside homes

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies quietly deployed radars that let them effectively see inside homes, with little notice to the courts or the public.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/01/19/police-radar-see-through-walls/22007615/



1-19-15


Support for Syria Peace Plans a Big Shift in US Policy

US Had Long Been Major Obstacle to Diplomacy

http://news.antiwar.com/2015/01/19/support-for-syria-peace-plans-a-big-shift-in-us-policy/



1-19-15


Inglorious writedowns: Gold sector’s bad bets wiping out lifetime earnings — and investor confidence 

http://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/14/inglorious-writedowns-gold-sectors-bad-bets-wiping-out-lifetime-earnings-and-investor-confidence/



1-19-15


Special Administrators appointed to Alpari (UK) Ltd

http://www.alpari.com/company-news/posts/2015/january/important-announcement/



1-19-15


Facebook 'likes' reveal your real personality

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/world/2015/01/182_171770.html



1-19-15


U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty as outbreak fades

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/us-built-ebola-treatment-centers-in-liberia-are-nearly-empty-as-disease-fades/2015/01/18/9acc3e2c-9b52-11e4-86a3-1b56f64925f6_story.html



1-19-15


Richest 1% will hold half of global wealth in 2016, Oxfam says

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/19/world/social-issues-world/oxfam-says-richest-1-rest-2016/#.VLyCN8aYJFQ



1-19-15


Argentine prosecutor who accused Cristina Kirchner over 1994 bombings found dead

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/11354521/Argentine-prosecutor-who-accused-Cristina-Kirchner-over-1994-bombings-found-dead.html

Alberto Nisman, who on Monday was due in parliament to present his case against president Cristina Kirchner, found dead days after warning "I could end up dead because of this"


 

1-19-15


Argentine prosecutor who accused Kirchner found dead

http://news.yahoo.com/argentine-prosecutor-accused-kirchner-found-dead-media-081022005.html



1-19-15


Anti-Establishment Movie Director Found Dead

Filmmaker was working on project envisioning future federal martial law crackdown scenario

http://www.prisonplanet.com/anti-establishment-movie-director-found-dead.html


Adding to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths is the controversial nature of Crowley’s latest project, entitled Gray State, a highly-anticipated independent film envisioning a brutal police state, martial law crackdown, complete with biometric identification, a ubiquitous surveillance state and FEMA stormtroopers rounding dissidents up into camps.


 

1-19-15

 

EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script that revealed the 'real reason' for US invasion of Panama had been working for the CIA... and both his hands were missing

Gary Devore, writer of Raw Deal and Time Cop, disappeared in June 1997


He had finished script alleging ulterior motive for US invading Panama

Body was found a year later in California Aqueduct but raised questions

His hands were missing from the car, his script was never found

There was widespread speculation the CIA was connected to his death

Now a former White House official has confirmed Devore was working with the agency in Panama

Coroner revealed the hands sent for autopsy were 200 years old

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2905392/Hollywood-screenwriter-mysteriously-killed-20-years-ago-working-CIA-hands-sent-autopsy-200-years-old.html

 

vw comment:  am I the only one who can see a pattern emerging here ? FOR YEARS !!??



1-17-14


Torture and Myth, Part Two: The Politics of Torture 

http://verdict.justia.com/2015/01/15/torture-myth-part-two

 

The imagined difference between our torture and theirs is more than mere words. Embedded within this distinction is an entire story that a great many people have come to believe in an effort to make wretched behavior congenial to national values. They inflict gratuitous pain because they are savages; we seek lifesaving information to protect the innocent. They show no restraint or respect; we remain within the law and make every effort to preserve even a terrorist’s dignity.For those who now support torture, theirs conjures up mental pictures that can never be confused with ours. An entire world can be made to fit within this imaginary space.

 

vw comment:  your torture is bad. My torture is good. And necessary !!

Can any of you tell me what is wrong with this picture.

Especially while remembering that "We don't do torture".

Remember ?

 

Saturday 1-17-15

 

 

1-17-15


Is The BoJ The Next SNB?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-17/boj-next-snb


BOJ's buying of huge amounts of Japanese government bonds has pushed long-term interest rates to unprecedented lows. This has made it impossible for insurance companies to generate sufficient returns on JGB investments to pay benefits to policyholders.

Nippon Life Insurance will thus raise premiums on lump-sum whole life policies in February. And Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is considering halting sales of lump-sum endowment insurance and other products.


1-17-15


There Is No Inflation (Unless You Eat Food, Use Water, Live In A House, Get Sick, Go To School, Or Do Taxes)

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-17/there-no-inflation-unless-you-eat-food-use-water-live-house-get-sick-go-school-or-do


Below are the annual price increases for items that might impact your life on a daily basis:

Food at home – 3.7%

Food away from home – 3.0%

Meat – 12.7%

Fish and seafood – 5.6%

Eggs – 10.7%

Milk – 5.2%

Fruits & vegetables – 4.1%

Coffee – 4.2%

Butter – 22.5%

Natural gas – 5.8%

Footwear – 2.8%

Prescription drugs – 6.4%

Newspapers & magazines – 4.8%

College textbooks – 5.0%

Cigarettes – 3.1%

Apartment rent – 3.4%

Owners equivalent rent – 2.6%

Hotels – 7.3%

Water & sewer – 5.6%

Medical care -2.4%

Hospital care – 4.9%

College tuition – 3.4%

Postage – 4.1%

Tax preparation – 6.1%


I don’t know about you, but the costs listed above account for a significant amount of my budget. Do those price increases jive with the message being spewed by the government controlled media?



1-17-15


Richard Koo Crushes The QE Dream (In 1 Brief Paragraph)

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-17/richard-koo-crushes-qe-dream-1-brief-paragraph


But it is his concluding comment that sparked the most 'keyboard-smashing-angst' for those not buying the spoon-fed omnipotence of the central planners. Bullard stated unequivocally that "the lesson of QE is that it works fairly well." While we are not exactly sure what his definition of 'works' is, as the chart below and Richard Koo's QE-dream-crushing commentary shows, by reflating assets by their hand, the central planners are putting the cart before the horse... and Japan is a perfect example of the vicious economic spiral that leads to...

First, let's look at how well QE has worked...



1-17-15


Everest Macro Hedge Fund Blows Up After Nearly $1 BIllion In Swiss Franc Losses

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-17/everest-macro-hedge-fund-blows-after-nearly-1-billion-swiss-franc-losses

 

Marko Dimitrijevic, the hedge fund manager who survived at least five emerging market debt crises, is closing his largest hedge fund after losing virtually all its money this week when the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly let the franc trade freely against the euro, according to a person familiar with the firm.



1-17-15

 

Housing bubble 2.0 just met Pin 2.0

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-17/pin-meet-housing-bubble-20

 

The 30 Year U.S. Treasury bond yield hit 2.35% yesterday.

That is the lowest rate in U.S. history for the 30 Year Treasury. During the deepest darkest depths of the recession in March 2009, after the stock market had fallen over 50%, the yield was 3.5%. One year ago it was yielding 4.0%. Long term interest rates are not controlled by Yellen. They reflect the economic prospects of the country. When they are rising it means the economy is doing well. When they are plummeting to all time lows, the economy is either in recession or headed into recession. Take your pick. No amount of government data manipulation, feel good propaganda spewed by the captured mainstream media, or Ivy League educated Wall Street economist doublespeak, can change the fact this economy is in the dumper and headed much lower. The Greater Depression is resuming its downward march toward inevitable war.



1-17-15


The Mysterious Sponsor Behind The Ferguson Protests And Media Campaign: George Soros

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-17/mysterious-sponsor-behind-ferguson-protests-and-media-campaign-george-soros

 

In an apparent effort to "keep the media’s attention on the city and to widen the scope of the incident to focus on interrelated causes — not just the overpolicing and racial discrimination narratives that were highlighted by the news media in August," liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint. ---

Organizers from professional groups in Washington, D.C., and New York were bussed into the Missouri town to co-ordinate messaging and lobby to news media to cover events using the billionaire's funding.



1-17-15


The Truth "Behind" The Charlie Hebdo Solidarity Photo-Op

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-17/truth-behind-cherlie-hebdo-solidarity-photo-op


The FT’s Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi commented: "Seems world leaders didn’t "lead" Charlie Hebdo marchers in Paris but conducted photo op on empty, guarded street."

Ian Bremmer, a US political scientist and founder of the Eurasia Group, said: "All those world leaders: Not exactly ‘at’ the Paris rallies."

Another US commentator, Gerry Hassan, called the leaders’ contribution "pseudo-solidarity".



1-17-15


Swiss Franc Trade Is Said to Wipe Out Everest’s Main Fund

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-17/swiss-franc-trade-is-said-to-wipe-out-everest-s-main-fund.html


Marko Dimitrijevic, the hedge fund manager who survived at least five emerging market debt crises, is closing his largest hedge fund after losing virtually all its money this week when the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly let the franc trade freely against the euro, according to a person familiar with the firm.



1-17-15


It Only Takes One: Hedge Fund Manager Who Survived Five Debt Crises Wiped Out Overnight on Swiss Franc

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/01/it-only-takes-one-hedge-fund-manager.html



When you speculate with leverage, you can turn from being a hero to a goat in 15 minutes. Poof. $830 million in assets turned to ashes overnight. ---


Morals of the Story

Don't borrow money in other currencies, especially long-term mortgages.

Don't expect currency interventions to work forever.

Don't believe statements made by central bankers. They are not the economic wizards they are made out to be, and they often lie when it suits their purpose.

It only takes one wrong macro bet with leverage to make a fortune or wipe you out.

When you are speculating with other people's money, especially when you take in a 20% performance fee, there is a huge incentive to make leveraged bets.



1-17-15


Swiss National Bank Goes Nuclear- Derivative Bombs to Follow?

http://www.silverdoctors.com/swiss-national-bank-goes-nuclear-derivative-bombs-to-follow/


 

1-17-15


Here Comes the Counter-Massacre

http://original.antiwar.com/Shane_Smith/2015/01/16/here-comes-the-counter-massacre/


Empowering government with a mandate to create a riskless society is empowering government to transform society into a prison.



1-16-15


Russia Threatens Ukraine With Forced Default Over $3 Billion Loan

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-threatens-ukraine-forced-default-101529313.html



1-16-15


The Greek Bank Run Spreads To All Four Largest Banks

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-16/greek-bank-run-spreads-all-four-largest-banks



1-16-15


What Really Happened At The SNB Yesterday: One Person's Take

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-16/what-really-happened-snb-yesterday-one-persons-take



1-16-15


Hypocrites Shine on Paris Catwalk

http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20150112/1016795879.html



1-16-15


Walmart’s ‘Ice Cream’ Won’t Melt After 12 Hours In Sun

http://naturalsociety.com/walmarts-ice-cream-wont-melt-12-hours-sun/



1-16-15


14-Year-Old ‘Mummified’ McDonald’s Burger Virtually Unchanged (Video)

http://naturalsociety.com/14-year-old-mcdonalds-burger-unchanged-video/



1-16-15


Paul Craig Roberts – Putin Can Destroy NATO And The Entire Western Financial System 

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-putin-can-destroy-nato-entire-western-financial-system/

 

Americans need to understand that the only thing exceptional about the US is the ignorance of the population and the stupidity of the government.

What other country would let a handful of Wall Street crooks control its economic and foreign policy, run its central bank and Treasury, and subordinate citizens’ interests to the interests of the one percent’s pocketbook?

A population this insouciant is at the total mercy of Russia and China.



1-16-15


In Praise Of Price Discovery—–The Market Is Off Its Lithium

http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/in-praise-of-price-discovery-the-market-is-off-its-lithium/



1-16-15


What Should I Do? - Crash Course Chapter 26

Take prudent steps NOW, while there's still time

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/91176/what-should-do-crash-course-chapter-26



1-15-15


The Greek Bank Runs Have Begun: Two Greek Banks Request Emergency Liquidity Assistance

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/greek-bank-runs-have-begun-two-greek-banks-request-emergency-liquidity-assistance



1-15-15


2 FX Brokers Suffer "Significant Losses" After SNB Surprise, "In Breach Of Regulatory Capital Requirements"

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/2-fx-brokers-suffer-significant-losses-after-snb-surprise-breach-regulatory-capital-



1-15-15


Defense contractor pleads guilty in massive bribery case

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/navy-captain-enters-guilty-plea-in-massive-bribery-case/2015/01/15/b09688ba-9ced-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html



1-15-15


Gazprom Cuts Russia’s Natural Gas Supply to Ukraine

http://www.nytimes.com/subscriptions/Multiproduct/lp3004.html?adxc=263520&adxa=390283&page=www.nytimes.com/yr/mo/day/world/europe&pos=Bar1&campaignId=4H6QR



1-15-15


Insider Reveals Collapse Timeline 

When will an economic collapse happen?

 

vw comment:  some interesting comments from Paul Craig Roberts. I am not as impressed by Harry Dent as Alex Jones apparently is, for whatever that is worth. Have been watching his work for years = mainly nonsensical hype, in my humble opinion.



1-15-15


CME Just Doubled (And Tripled) Swiss Franc Margins

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/cme-just-doubled-swiss-franc-margins



1-15-15


Today's Global Flash Crash In One Chart

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/todays-global-flash-crash-one-chart



1-15-15


Behold The Carnage: Hedge Funds Most Short The Swiss Franc Since June 2013

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/behold-carnage-hedge-funds-most-short-swiss-france-june-2013



1-15-15

 

Blast From The (Recent) Past: Jim Grant Nails The SNB Decision

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/blast-recent-past-jim-grant-nails-snb-decision



1-15-15


End of CB Power - SNB Folds

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/end-cb-power-snb-folds


1-15-15


"It's Carnage" - Swiss Franc Soars Most Ever After SNB Abandons EURCHF Floor; Macro Hedge Funds Crushed

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/its-tsunami-swiss-franc-soars-most-ever-after-snb-abandons-eurchf-floor-macro-hedge-



1-15-15


CIA Is a Legion of Criminals

The CIA controls America 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/cia-is-a-legion-of-criminals.html



1-15-15


What Will You Do When Government Tyranny And Terrorism Work Hand In Hand?

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2471-what-will-you-do-when-government-tyranny-and-terrorism-work-hand-in-hand



1-15-15


GOP wants to keep Guantanamo Bay open to frighten Americans: Analyst

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/15/393253/GOP-needs-Gitmo-to-frighten-Americans



1-15-15


Reflections on the "Sure Trade" of 2014; Yield Curve Inversion Possible? Five "Sure Things" for 2015?

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/01/reflections-on-sure-trade-of-2014-yield.html



100% of economists predicted yields on the long end of the US treasury curve would rise in 2014. Instead, they dropped all year.

And just two weeks into January of 2015, the 30-year long bond made a new intraday record low of 2.39%, breaking the previous low of 2.44% on July 26, 2012. ---


Five Sure Things for 2015?

I strongly suspect one or more allegedly "sure things" for 2015 will not happen.

100% of those surveyed predict S&P will rise. See

Ding! Ding! Ding! Pimco Plans a Push Into Stocks With 7 New Equity Strategies; No Forecaster Predicts S&P Decline in 2015.

100% predict yields on the long-end will rise significantly.

0% predict a recession.

67% think the Fed will hike at least 50 basis points by December.

Most think the dollar will rally further.


I take the other side of those bets.



1-15-15


Rabbit Hole Intervention Fails: Wild Moves in Swiss Franc as Switzerland Abandons Euro Peg; Morals of the Story

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/01/rabbit-hole-intervention-fails-wild.html



1-15-15


Market Chaos as Swiss Franc Surges 30% In 13 Minutes, Gold Rises Sharply

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/01/market-chaos-as-swiss-franc-surges-30-in-13-minutes-gold-rises-sharply/



1-15-15


Who profits from killing Charlie?

By Pepe Escobar

http://atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-080115.html



1-15-15


The Fed: Reality Trumps Rhetoric

http://mises.org/library/fed-reality-trumps-rhetoric



1-15-15


Death and Taxes 2015: A Visual Guide to Where Your Tax Dollars Go

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/death-taxes-2015-visual-guide-tax-dollars-go/



1-14-15


Glenn Greenwald on How to Be a Terror "Expert": Ignore Facts, Blame Muslims, Trumpet U.S. Propaganda

http://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/13/glenn_greenwald_on_how_to_be



1-14-15


What Freedom of Speech?

by

Andrew P. Napolitano

http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2015/01/14/what-freedom-of-speech/



1-14-15


France Arrests a Comedian For His Facebook Comments, Showing the Sham of the West’s "Free Speech" Celebration

By

Glenn Greenwald

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/14/days-hosting-massive-free-speech-march-france-arrests-comedian-facebook-comments/



1-14-15

Russia to Shift Ukraine Gas Transit to Turkey as EU Cries Foul

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-14/russia-to-shift-ukraine-gas-transit-to-turkey-as-eu-cries-foul.html



1-14-15


Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1106382/Europe-plunged-energy-crisis-Russia-cuts-gas-supply-Ukraine.html



1-14-15


Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-14/russia-cuts-ukraine-gas-supply-6-european-countries



1-14-15

 

Gallup CEO Blasts US Leadership "The Economy Is Not Coming Back"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-14/gallup-ceo-blasts-us-leadership-economy-not-coming-back



1-14-15


Russia Just Pulled Itself Out Of The Petrodollar

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-14/russia-just-pulled-itself-out-petrodollar



1-14-15


Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-13/turkish-presidents-stunning-outburst-french-are-behind-charlie-hebdo-massacre-mossad



1-14-15


EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

http://ellenbrown.com/2015/01/06/eu-showdown-greece-takes-on-the-vampire-squid/



1-14-15


Future Shock - Crash Course Chapter 25

The unsustainable often ends abruptly

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/90385/future-shock-crash-course-chapter-25



1-14-15


The Sick Man of Europe

… is Europe

by

Justin Raimondo 

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/01/13/the-sick-man-of-europe/


 

1-14-15

 

5 Charts For Fully Invested Bears 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-14/5-charts-fully-invested-bears

 

 

Wednesday 12-24-14

 

 

12-24-14

The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-24/christmas-hope-do-list-better-world

 

Tone down the partisan rhetoric, the "us" vs. "them" mentality

 

 

Turn off the TV and tune into what’s happening in your family, in your community and your world

 

 

Show compassion to those in need, be kind to those around you, forgive those who have wronged you, and teach your children to do the same

 

 

Talk less, listen more

 

 

Stop acting entitled and start being empowered

 

 

Remember that all people are endowed with inalienable rights

 

 

Stop being a hater

 

 

Learn tolerance in the true sense of the word

 

 

Treat women like people, not things

 

 

Value your family

 

 

Feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and comfort the lonely and broken-hearted

 

 

Give peace a chance

 

 

vw comment:

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME

 

COUNT ME IN.

 

12-24-14

The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 3: Multiple Risks, Multiple Unknowns

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogdec14/oil-risk12-14.html

12-24-14

Artificially Lowered Interest Rates Cause Stagnating Wages and Unemployment

Hugo Salinas Price

http://www.plata.com.mx/mplata/articulos/articlesFilt.asp?fiidarticulo=259

12-24-14

Crude Oil, US National Debt, and Silver

http://deviantinvestor.com/6637/crude-national-debt-silver/

12-24-14

ISIS Downs Jordanian Warplane in Syria, Captures Pilot

First Coalition Warplane Lost in ISIS War

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/24/isis-downs-jordanian-warplane-in-syria-captures-pilot/

12-24-14


Belarus Imposes Moratorium on Rising Consumer Prices; Get Out While You Can

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/12/belarus-imposes-moratorium-on-rising.html


Economic illiteracy has absolutely no bounds. The top example of the day comes from Belarus.

Read more at

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/12/belarus-imposes-moratorium-on-rising.html#apg7eF8OED4Fwv9H.99

 

12-24-14

Government imposes moratorium on raising consumer prices

 

http://naviny.by/rubrics/english/2014/12/21/ic_articles_259_187824

12-24-14

More private contractors following US troops to Iraq

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/24/391687/more-private-contractors-following-us-troops-to-iraq/

REPEAT AFTER ME,

"NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND"

12-24-14

Black Mayor Defends White Cop Involved In Latest Shooting

"Truly, you don’t believe every black man killed is because of a white police officer"

 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/black-mayor-defends-white-cop-involved-in-latest-shooting.html

 

Belmar also revealed that the officer who fired the shots was wearing a body camera, but that it was not turned on. The reason given was that the officer was not familiar with the technology yet.

 

vw comment:

well, let me help you. One button says "ON", the other says "OFF".

Push the one that says "ON". This excuse just simply does not fly. And the use of false analogy is a form of sophistry, pure and simple. Nobody is saying that every single black man shot by a black cop is not a maniac. What they are saying is that there have been far too many times that this has happened and with so much lying by both officials and media that no one can or should be trusted, Mr. Mayor. And the refusal to acknowledge this puts you on the wrong side, period. It seems that every time that the official story comes out that it is torn to pieces in short order. Over and over again. How can anyone trust such lying and complacency, especially when they talk out of one side of their mouth while militarizing the police just as fast as they can year in and year out for a very long time, indeed, starting with Richard Nixon, at least.

CAN ANYONE SAY DISINGENUOUS AND COMPLICIT ??

 

12-24-14

 

Was FBI wrong on North Korea?

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/did-the-fbi-get-it-wrong-on-north-korea/.

 

vw comment:

WOW !! Just how wrong can one be ? I thought our great leader said that he had compelling proof that North Korea did this. Sure doesn't seem to be the case according to the facts in this article. I wonder who I should believe. A proven pathological liar who is responsibe for the deaths of far too many people for me to even count ?? Hmmmmmm ---

p.s. I am sorry to have to link you to a site that may be dangerous to your computer and to your health, but that is where the story, in it's entirety is located.

Please do not consider this as an endorsement of any of these mainstream media propaganda outlets. It is not, and is not intended to be.

As a matter of fact, I normally will not link you to them, EVER !!

But, I thought that this story is just TOO IMPORTANT.

Especially given that this trashy movie (in my constitutionally protected opinon) is being released during the one day of the year when many persons celebrate the birth of CHRISTOS. Just how insenstive can one be, anyway ? OUTRAGEOUS from where I stand. My advice is to boycott this one.

I must confess that I was planning on going and seeing it, until I found out what it is about.

Can you imagine what any western "leader" would say if North Korea made a movie showing some funny guys blowing off the head of their great leader ??

I shudder to think.

It seems that the hypocrisy of these persons knows no limits.

 

12-24-14

Riots Near Ferguson After Cops Shoot Black Teen Who Pointed Handgun

 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/riots-near-ferguson-after-cops-shoot-black-teen-who-pointed-handgun.html

 

vw comment:

And the beat goes on, and on, and on --- This looks like a kind of national insanity. You don't suppose the constant diet of killing and torturing persons and the glorification of violence, mixed with economic despair and no hope, whatseover, could have anything to do with this, do you ??

Remember "Hope and Change". Seeems to have not happened. And this is what you get from all of the two-faced hypocritical lying of our communistic dynastic one-party system.

This is not government of the people, for the people, by the people. It is a sham. It is ANARCHY pretending to be government.

And this is the result.

I predicted this years ago, and continue to say that you will be seeing much more of this, not less, unless something changes in a big way, which I don't believe is ever going to happen in my lifetime.

Hope I'm wrong.

But the fact that the main contenders for the next presidency are:

Clinton

(whose husband is responsible for the media conglomeration which has destroyed the news gathering business, while turning it into a kind of modern Colosseum,

and the banking disaster in which we currently live from which they and their cronies have greatly profited at the expense of all of the widows and orphans, and yes, lower economic stratae of society)

not to mention war profiteering on a grand scale;

and Bush (brother of "Christian" torturer-in-chief and war profiteer extraordinaire)

has to make you wonder.

Monarchists, anyone ?

 

12-24-14

 

Russia: If Ukraine Joins NATO, We 'Will Respond Appropriately'

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-russia-says-nato-pushed-ukraine-to-give-up-neutral-status-2014-12

 

12-24-14

Facebook: Colonialism 2.0

 

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/facebook-colonialism-20.html

 

Facebook is the pinnacle of social engineering, an online operant conditioning chamber – also known as a Skinner box – that is being used to track, trace, document, and manipulate half of the entire online population.

 

12-24-14

 

Witness account of Ukraine MH17 takedown confirmed by lie detector – investigators

 

http://rt.com/news/217295-mh17-ukraine-military-plane/

 

12-24-14

 

Is Russia Preparing to Adopt a Gold Standard?

 

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/is-russia-preparing-to-adopt-a-gold-standard_122014

 

vw comment:

listen to the recent interviews with Jim Willie regarding this matter. He has some rather interesting things to say about it.

 

http://goldenjackass.com/main5.html

 

12-24-14

 

"It’s Just A Matter of Time Before [Torture] Spills Back Into Domestic Territory. Historically, It Always Has"

 

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/just-matter-time-u-s-torture-spills-back-domestic-territory-historically-always.html

 

vw comment:

just what makes you so sure that this has not ALREADY happened !!

 

12-24-14

 

Radical protesters throw ‘old regime’ official into dumpster in E. Ukraine (VIDEO)

 

http://rt.com/news/217471-ukraine-official-trash-throw/

 

vw comment:

your tax dollars at work !

 

12-24-14

 

Govt abusing Bill of Rights with digital surveillance loopholes, lawyers allege

 

http://rt.com/usa/217423-surveillance-webcams-report-hacking/

 

12-24-14

 

Russia Says It Has Evidence From Ukraine Military Defector Kiev Was Responsible For MH-17 Crash

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-24/russia-says-it-has-evidence-ukraine-military-defector-kiev-was-responsible-mh-17-cra

 

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MH-17 OUTRAGE ? Remember, we are going to get whoever did this ? Ooooops, that is, unless IT WAS US ---

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12-23-14

 

 

12-23-14

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – Dec 2014: Pepe Escobar

Blowback after blowback for the "Empire of Chaos"

PODCAST INTERVIEW:

This month, Lars Schall talks with Pepe Escobar, foreign correspondent at Hong-Kong-based Asia Times Online.

 

http://goldswitzerland.com/pepe-escobar-blowback-after-blowback-for-the-empire-of-chaos/

 

China pivot fuels Eurasian century


By Pepe Escobar

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-190514.html

 

Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, New Silk Roads and an Alternate Eurasian Century

Posted by

Pepe Escobar

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175903/tomgram%3A_pepe_escobar,_new_silk_roads_and_an_alternate_eurasian_century/

 

Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, Eurasian Integration vs. the Empire of Chaos

Posted by

Pepe Escobar

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175935/tomgram%3A_pepe_escobar%2C_eurasian_integration_vs._the_empire_of_chaos/#more

 

AMAZON.COM

http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Chaos-Pepe-Escobar/dp/1608881644

 

vw comment:

Pepe Escobar is a Brazilian journalist (a REAL JOURNALIST), who writes for Asia Times. He is one of a very few whose work I regularly watch for, because he is so well connected and gets information that few others seem able to get. Very knowledgeable and very articulate.

Great interview.

12-23-14

The Destruction Of The Middle Class Is Nearing The Final Stages

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-23/destruction-middle-class-nearing-final-stages

 

" --- There are three lessons that many people will learn in the coming months. If you do not have it already you may not be able to get it. If you do not have it physically in your hands you do not own it. If you cannot protect it you will not have it for long. --- "

12-23-14

Here Is The Reason For The "Surge" In Q3 GDP

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-23/here-reason-surge-q3-gdp

12-23-14

Russian warning: No gas for Ukraine if it fails to pay $1.65bn debt by next week

http://rt.com/business/217055-russia-ukraine-gas-novak/

12-23-14

Losing ground? RT, Guardian & the facts behind BBC cash call

http://rt.com/op-edge/216903-rt-guardian-outspending-bbc/

 

 

" --- So, if RT is indeed winning the information war, it is clearly not thanks to the money. No, this is happening because audiences around the world, including in the UK, have become inundated with the same talking points from the mainstream media and are looking for something fresh. --- "

 

vw comment:

is it just me, or does it seem like the rulers of the former Soviet Union are now ruling these dis-United States ? A congress full of Bolsheviks and Nazis and STASI, all pretending to be patriots ?

I remember well when Putin was drafted to drive out the Mafiosa types who literally destroyed his country during the Boris Yeltsin years as Ronald Reagan made numerous representations and promises, all of which have been subsequently discredited or broken.

At the time we, who are aware of such things, were asking ourselves whether he was going to be another Nikita Kruschev.

Instead, he turns out to be an entrepreneur extraordinaire and a very formidable mental adversary to our very pathetic and apparently mindless, quivering with fear, politicians who suppported the raping and pillaging of Russia, which I can personally attest to after seeing the results of it it with my own eyes.

And now these Amerikan Communists and Nazis and all of their fellow travelers are working hard to start a new very hot Cold War, along with race riots and wholesale poverty in our once great nation.

Gee, just like they did in Russia.

What a coincidence, wouldn't you say ?

NOTE how Putin was our good buddy up until only several months ago, that is, until they finally figured out that he is no (perpetually drunken) Boris Yeltsin.

12-23-14

Russia-US relations 'poisoned' for decades to come – Medvedev

http://rt.com/politics/216967-medvedev-ukraine-russia-usa/

vw comment: SO MUCH FOR THE PEACE DIVIDEND.

Remember that one ?

12-23-14

No cure for brokenhearted: Research finds time doesn’t heal heartbreak

http://rt.com/news/217167-broken-heart-syndrome-cure/

12-23-14

The Road to Torture

It's All-American

By

Philip Giraldi

 

http://www.unz.com/article/the-road-to-torture/

 

" --- Many leading Republicans promote

variations on a statement issued by perennial presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, labeling the report as "a highly partisan attack on the previous administration" which "puts Americans at grave risk as it fuels propaganda efforts of radical Islamic terror groups and sympathizers already trying to destroy our nation."

So per Huckabee, a very outspokenly religious Christian, torture itself makes us safer while revealing the crime is both divisive and empowers one’s enemies who are trying to destroy us. --- "

 

vw comment:

CORRECTION !! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CHRISTIANS WHO ARE FOR TORTURE. THERE IS NOTHING CHRISTIAN ABOUT HIM OR THEM !!

As I have already reminded, "By their fruits you shall know them".

THESE ARE ROTTEN FRUITS = AIN'T NOTHING CHRISTIAN ABOUT HIM OR THEM !!

They are known in the red letters of the New Testament (words of MESSIAH) as

"WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING".

I think this man and his ilk pretty well fit the bill. Don't you?

And if not, why not ?

Maybe it's time to come out of your "IMAGE OF THE BEAST" television induced coma and WAKE UP !!

And then pull the plug as soon as possible before your mind and soul becomes even more damaged !!

YES !! ??

12-23-14

Torture, American-style

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

 

http://thebulletin.org/torture-american-style7862

 

" --- "Enhanced interrogation" is torture, American style. Exceptional torture. Torture that insists it is not torture. Post-torture? This uniquely American kind of torture has six defining characteristics. --- "

12-23-14

Pentagon Uses ISIS as Excuse to Keep Prisoner Abuse Photos Secret

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/23/pentagon-uses-isis-as-excuse-to-keep-prisoner-abuse-photos-secret/

 

 

" --- The judge hasn’t responded to the filing, but since the Pentagon did the exact opposite of what he ordered them to do, providing a blanket excuse instead of individualized justifications, it’s hard to imagine he’ll react positively. --- "

12-23-14

Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/23/us-usa-police-nypd-race-insight-idUSKBN0K11EV20141223

 

" --- Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.

The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them. --- "

12-23-14

New York City Mayor: Halt Protests, Political Debate Over Police Killings

Protesters Spurn Call, Continue to Demonstrate

 

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/23/new-york-city-mayor-halt-protests-political-debate-over-police-killings/

 

 

" --- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call for people to end all protests and political debate related to police brutality out of respect for the weekend killings --- "

12-23-14

Latin America’s Lesson for the US: Prosecute the Torturers

Latin America's transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the U.S. would be wise to heed: "Never again."

 

http://original.antiwar.com/Jo-Marie_Burt/2014/12/23/latin-americas-lesson-for-the-us-prosecute-the-torturers/

 

" --- Torture is an affront to human dignity. It cannot be justified, ever. And when it is done in our name, it is our responsibility to act: to stand up, say never again, and insist that those responsible be held accountable. --- "

12-23-14

How Every American Can Fight Terrorism With Just One Finger

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-23/how-every-american-can-fight-terrorism-just-one-finger

 

vw comment:  PTP (Pull the Plug)

12-23-14

Ex-chief says video rants meant to snare threats

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_CHIEF_VIDEO_CONTROVERSY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-12-22-13-15-35

12-23-14

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/12/21/western-research-team-builds-drought-fighting-drone-to-seed-rainclouds/

12-23-14

Exposing The Deception: How The US Economy "Grew" By $140 Billion As Americans Became Poorer

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-23/exposing-deception-how-us-economy-grew-140-billion-q3-due-data-revisions

12-23-14

Russia to probe media reports that Ukraine military shot down MH17

http://rt.com/news/216871-ukraine-military-mh17-report/

12-23-14

Ukrainian Combat Jet Returned Without Missiles After MH17 Crash: Reports

A Ukrainian air force Su-25 combat jet took off from an airbase in eastern Dnipropetrovsk carrying air-to-air missiles and returned without them on the day the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reports, citing an airbase employee.

 

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20141223/1016134406.html

12-23-14

Fox Affiliate Caught Deceptively Editing Footage of Police Protesters

Local Fox station edits tape of protest chant to fit anti-cop narrative

 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/fox-affiliate-caught-deceptively-editing-footage-of-police-protesters.html

12-23-14

Obama’s Approval With Active Military Hits ALL TIME LOW

1300 troops being sent back to Iraq despite promise of no boots on ground

 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-approval-with-active-military-hits-all-time-low.html

12-23-14

Israeli forces clash with Palestinian protesters in West Bank

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/23/391534/israelis-clash-with-palestinians-in-wb/

12-23-14

New York Times Asks Obama to Prosecute Cheney; Outsourced Torture


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/12/new-york-times-asks-obama-to-prosecute.html

12-23-14

Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/opinion/prosecute-torturers-and-their-bosses.html?ref=opinion&_r=3&assetType=opinion

12-23-14

Russia Under Attack: Letter from CEO of Genoil to CEO of JPMorgan Chase on US Foreign Policy Blowback


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/12/russia-under-attack-letter-from-ceo-of.html

12-23-14

Homeless Guy Given $100; You’ll Be Surprised What He Spends it On

"Oh you thought I was gonna get all smacked up drunk"

http://www.infowars.com/homeless-guy-given-100-youll-be-surprised-what-he-spends-it-on/

12-23-14

Could an Energy Bust Trigger QE4?

 

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/schiff/schiff122314.html

12-23-14

Wall Street Bank Regulator Issues Outrageous Press Release

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/12/wall-street-bank-regulator-issues-outrageous-press-release/

12-23-14

 

Monday Humor: Now Available With A 30 Year Fixed-Rate FHA Loan

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/monday-humor-now-available-30-year-fixed-rate-fha-loan

12-23-14

How Japan Bankrupted Itself - Lessons For Europe

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/how-japan-bankrupted-itself-lessons-europe

12-22-14

As Christmas approaches, Baghdad Christians lament empty pews

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/as-christmas-approaches-baghdad-christians-lament-empty-pews/2014/12/21/64d34b94-5fc2-4ca4-bc44-dffd13046310_story.html

 

" --- One of Iraq’s most senior Christian religious figures, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, has accused the United States of being "indirectly responsible" for the exodus of one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities, pointing to the chaos caused by the 2003 invasion. --- "

12-22-14

Irony 101: Study Ethics with Legal Ace Who Sanctioned NSA Wiretapping, CIA Torture

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/12/22/irony-101-study-ethics-robert-deitz-legal-ace-sanctioned-nsa-wiretapping-cia-torture/

12-22-14

Torture’s Fallacies — and Criminality

https://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/19/tortures-fallacies-and-criminality/

12-22-14

New York Times calls on feds to investigate Dick Cheney for torture

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/22/new-york-times-calls-on-feds-to-investigate-dick-c/#!

12-22-14

Belarus In Full-Blown Hyperinflation Panic: Blocks News, Online Stores; Bans All FX Trading For 2 Years

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/belarus-full-blown-hyperinflation-panic-blocks-news-online-stores-bans-all-fx-tradin

 

The Morality and Legality of Debt Jubilee, Part I – Bullion Bulls Canada – Sprott Money

http://www.sprottmoney.com/news/the-morality-and-legality-of-debt-jubilee-part-i-bullion-bulls-canada-sprott-money-news

12-22-14

The Morality and Legality of Debt Jubilee, Part II – Bullion Bulls Canada – Sprott Money News

http://www.sprottmoney.com/news/the-morality-and-legality-of-debt-jubilee-part-ii-bullion-bulls-canada-sprott-money-news

12-22-14

The Morality and Legality of Debt Jubilee, Part III – Jeff Nielson – Sprott Money News

http://www.sprottmoney.com/news/the-morality-and-legality-of-debt-jubilee-part-iii-jeff-nielson-sprott-money-news

12-22-14

The Bond Bubble's Risk Hits an Unbelievable $555 TRILLION in Size

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/bond-bubbles-risk-hits-unbelievable-555-trillion-size

12-22-14

Don't Tell Germany Draghi Is About To Monetize 90% Of Bund Issuance

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/dont-tell-germany-draghi-about-monetize-90-bund-issuance

12-22-14

NatGas Crashes Most In 10 Months As Polar Vortex Arrival Delayed

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/natgas-crashes-most-10-months-polar-vortex-arrival-delayed

12-22-14

2014: The Year Of 'Proof-less' Accusations

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/2014-year-proof-less-accusations

12-22-14

Bloomberg's Commodity Index Drops To Lowest Since 2009: What Does It Mean?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/bloombergs-commodity-index-drops-lowest-2009-what-does-it-mean

12-22-14

"Isolated"? China Officially Offers Help To "Irreplaceable Strategic Partner" Russia

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-22/isolated-china-officially-offers-help-irreplaceable-strategic-partner-russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 12-21-14

 

 

12-21-14

12/09/14 The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton, an international human rights lawyer and

blogger at Harper’s magazine, discusses the revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s redacted summary report on CIA torture that was finally released today.

 

http://scotthorton.org/interviews/2014/12/09/120914-the-other-scott-horton/#

 

interview

 

12/09/14 Philip Giraldi

Philip Giraldi, Executive Director of

The Council for the National Interest, discusses the surprisingly hard-hitting Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture; and why many top Bush administration officials and Office of Legal Council lawyers should be arrested – but won’t be.

 

interview

12-21-14

How the CIA Covered Up Its Lie on Torture and bin Laden

By

Gareth Porter

 

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28060-how-the-cia-covered-up-its-lie-on-torture-and-bin-laden

12-21-14

Torture’s Time for Accountability

by

Ray McGovern

http://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2014/12/21/tortures-time-for-accountability/

12-21-14

Getting Away with Torture

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/getting-away-torture/

12-21-14

Remaining Christians in Syria fight to save their land

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/12/21/syria-christian-islamic-state/18915275/

 

vw comment:  I find it marvelous that all of the phony "Christian" "Israel Firsters" support the policies of our quickly degenerating country when this is the result which we find over and over again, ad nauseum.  DO YOU REALLY THINK THESE HUCKSTERS CARE ABOUT THESE PEOPLE ??  I can assure you that they do not.  Might get in the way of their latest $$$ plans.  Useless and worthless, and fit for nothing other than to be "trampled under foot of men" comes to mind. 

We were warned 2,000 years ago that "by their fruits you will know them".  What do YOU think?

12-21-14

The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you.

http://fabiusmaximus.com/2014/12/20/rebuttal-holes-fbi-north-korea-sony-attack-74873/

12-21-14

FBI Steered Itself Toward Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack

 

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/21/fbi-steered-itself-toward-blaming-north-korea-for-sony-hack/

 

12-21-14

Sony Hack: Studio Security Points to Inside Job

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-hack-studio-security-points-753509

12-21-14

Central Banks Secretly Controlling all Futures Prices-Chris Powell

 

http://usawatchdog.com/central-banks-secretly-controlling-all-futures-prices-chris-powell/

interview with one of leaders of GATA

12-21-14

Keiser Report – Ruble’s Baptism by Fire

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/12/kr695-keiser-report-rubles-baptism-by-fire/

 

interviews

12-21-14

END GAME: Putin May End Ruble Crisis By Taking Russia Onto the GOLD STANDARD!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/end-game-putin-may-end-ruble-crisis-by-taking-russia-onto-the-gold-standard/

 

interview

12-21-14

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Torture Wars

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175934/

12-21-14

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

http://ellenbrown.com/2014/12/19/russian-roulette-taxpayers-could-be-on-the-hook-for-trillions-in-oil-derivatives/

12-20-14

Euro Crisis Deepens

 

http://www.batr.org/negotium/121714.html

 

12-21-14

 

US Ground Troops Fight ISIS in Western Iraq

Iraqi Police Confirm US Troops' Involvement in Baghdadi Clash

 

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/20/us-ground-troops-fight-isis-in-western-iraq/

 

Good thing our President is such a man of his word (NOT !!)

Remember, NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND ?

Looks like MORE AND MORE boots on the ground from where I sit

Can you repeat after me QUAGMIRE !! ??

 

 

 

 

Friday 12-19-14

 

 

12-19-14

The Housing Bubble Explained in One Little Gem of an Excerpt...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-19/housing-bubble-explained-one-little-gem-excerpt 

" --- And as much as the government has gotten comfortable with the storyline suggesting banks are responsible for the entire mortgage bubble mess of the mid 2000′s, it was, in fact, all started by government agenda. Have a look at this little gem which I am suggesting is the document that led us to the economic devastation from which we are yet to crawl out. --- "

 

12-19-14

Junk Bonds Are Going To Tell Us Where The Stock Market Is Heading In 2015

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-19/junk-bonds-are-going-tell-us-where-stock-market-heading-2015

12-19-14

The Baltic Dry Index Has Never Crashed This Fast Post-Thanksgiving

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-19/baltic-dry-index-has-never-crashed-fast-post-thanksgiving

12-19-14

 

I'm Not Buying It - Not The Wall Street Rip, Nor The Keynesian Rap

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-18/im-not-buying-it-not-wall-street-rip-nor-keynesian-rap

12-19-14

Human Experimentation Was a Core Feature of the CIA Torture Program’

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/human_experimentation_was_a_core_feature_of_the_cia_torture_progra_20141218

vw comment:

And you don't think they are perfecting their madness to use on you ?

Then YOU NEED TO WAKE UP !!

12-19-14

America, nation of torturers: Stop saying "this isn’t who we are" — here’s the real truth

Terrible findings in the torture report "are not who we are," John Kerry claims. Well, here's a U.S. history lesson

http://www.salon.com/2014/12/16/america_nation_of_torturers_stop_saying_this_isnt_who_we_are_heres_the_real_truth/

vw comment:

it's called DENIAL !! It is the hallmark of ALL SOCIOPATHS and PSYCHOPATHS.

Remember, O.J. Simpson claiming he didn't do it ? No, the other O.J. did it.

Same here.

Most marvelous of all are all of the FAKE CHRISTIANS who have no problem with any of this.

I look forward to hearing their explanations at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Should be interesting, wouldn't you say ?

Especially considering that CHRISTOS was a victim of this very same kind of behavior at the hands of the fake religionists of his day.

Only the costumes have changed.

Everything else remains the same.

Follow the money trail.

It will tell you all you need to kmow.

12-19-14

How Torture Puts Americans at Risk

https://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/18/how-torture-puts-americans-at-risk/

12-19-14

Whitewashing CIA Torture: ‘We Are [Not So] Awesome’ After All

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/12/18/whitewashing-cia-torture-we-are-notso-awesome-afterall/

" --- Should some insist on the old, tired "few bad apples" argument, the report indicated that in "Detention Site Green" CIA interrogators objected to the continued use of torture, before they were told to carry on by their seniors. No few bad apples. The whole barrel is rotten. --- "

12-19-14

Former BIS Chief Economist: "The System Is Dangerously Unanchored; It Is Every Man For Himself"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-19/former-bis-chief-economist-system-dangerously-unanchored-it-every-man-himself

12-19-14

Mikhail Gorbachev to RT: America wanted to rule the world but lost its way

http://rt.com/shows/sophieco/215851-gorbachev-us-ukraine-war/

12-19-14

 

Russia Busts "Gold-Selling" Rumors, Reports It Bought Another 600,000 Ounces Taking Gold Holdings To New Record High

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-19/russia-busts-gold-selling-rumors-reports-it-bought-another-600000-ounces-taking-gold

12-19-14

Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine


http://journal-neo.org/2014/12/18/foreign-bankers-rape-ukraine/

12-19-14

Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria

The United States plotted the coup which took place in Ukraine in February 2014 in response to Russia’s policy in Syria, says George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, known as "Shadow CIA".

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20141219/1016024377.html

12-19-14

U.S. Dollar Collapse? USD Index Trend Forecast 2015

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article48642.html

12-18-14

 

Further Proof That Abenomics Is A Total Disaster: Japan Car Lobby Admits "Sense Of Panic"

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-18/further-proof-abenomics-total-disaster-japan-car-lobby-admits-sense-panic

12-18-14

More To Ruble's Collapse Than Meets The Eye?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-18/more-rubles-collapse-meets-eye

12-18-14

 

"It's A Huge Crisis" - The UK Oil Industry Is "Close To Collapse"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-18/its-huge-crisis-uk-oil-industry-close-collapse-people-are-being-laid

12-18-14

What Bad, Shameful, Dirty Behavior is U.S. Judge Richard Posner Hiding? Demand to Know.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/12/08/bad-shameful-dirty-secrets-u-s-judge-richard-posner-hiding-demand-know/

vw comment:

WHAT A HYPOCRITE !! Must be nice living off the gravy train as our republic is utterly destroyed from within, with him and his ilk having no problem whatsoever with that.

12-18-14

The Weird Saga of the Other 'Smoking Gun' Torture Report the CIA Still Has Under Wraps

https://news.vice.com/article/the-weird-saga-of-the-other-smoking-gun-torture-report-the-cia-still-has-under-wraps

12-18-14

Bin Laden Expert Accused of Shaping CIA Deception on 'Torture' Program

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/bin-laden-expert-accused-shaping-cia-deception-torture-program-n269551

12-18-14

US Sending Hundreds of Additional Ground Troops to Iraq

Joint Chiefs: 350 Troops Already Stationed in Anbar Province

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/18/us-sending-hundreds-of-additional-ground-troops-to-iraq/

REPEAT AFTER ME

"NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND"

REMEMBER THAT ONE

OR DID IT GO DOWN THE MEMORY HOLE ?

12-18-14

Emails Reveal US State Department Influenced Sony’s "The Interview" so as to Encourage Assassination and Regime Change in North Korea

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/12/18/state-dept-the-interview/

12-18-14

Why Did They Torture?

They knew it wasn’t effective in getting the truth

by

Justin Raimondo

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/12/18/why-did-they-torture/

 

" --- They knew torture was ineffective in getting at the truth – but it wasn’t truth they were after. They who wove a web of lies to entangle us in the Iraqi spider’s web – where we are caught to this day – "

12-18-14

Russian Ruble Collapses – Conspiracy Or Warning of Things To Come

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2014/12/16/russian-ruble-collapses-conspiracy-or-warning-of-things-to-come/

 

12-17-14

China Prepares To Bailout Russia

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-17/china-prepares-bailout-russia

12-17-14

The American Public Supports Torture … Because They Don’t Know THIS

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-17/americans-support-torture-%E2%80%A6-because-they-don%E2%80%99t-know

12-17-14

 

Russian Currency Crisis and Defaults Could Create Contagion in West

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-17/russian-currency-crisis-and-defaults-could-create-contagion-west

 

12-17-14

 

IMF Now Ready To Slam The Door On The U.S. And The Dollar

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-17/imf-now-ready-slam-door-us-and-dollar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12-16-14

 

 

12-16-14

 

To Torture or Not to Torture… That is the Question

http://lfb.org/torture-torture-question/

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE

HOW IT IS THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON

ARGUING HOW GOOD TORTURE IS

ARE WAR PROFITEERS.

CHENEY BEING ONE OF THE BIGGEST.

WITH 81 MILLION DOLLARS PAID TO

PHYSICIANS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT EVEN BETTER.

DON'T THINK THERE IS A FINANCIAL MOTIVE ??

THEN THINK AGAIN

BEFORE YOU JUMP ON THEIR VERY LAME

PRO-TORTURE BANDWAGON.

YOU COULDN'T DO THESE THINGS TO AN ANIMAL.

YOU WOULD BE SICKENED BY IT.

YET, ON HUMAN BEINGS ??

THAT IS TOTALLY "F'----D" UP

JUST LOOK AT THE FACES

OF THE MAIN PROPONENTS.

SADISTS TO A PERSON.

THEY LOOK LIKE WHAT THEY ARE.

 

 

 

12-16-14

CIA torture: health professionals 'may have committed war crimes', report says

 

Physicians for Human Rights called for federal investigation on CIA torture program participation, calling rectal feeding technique ‘form of sexual assault’

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/16/cia-torture-report-physicians-human-rights-report

12-16-14

New Poll Shows US Citizens in Every Demographic Support Torture (Republicans, Democrats, White, Black, Young, Old)

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/12/new-poll-shows-us-citizens-in-every.html

 

vw comment: this is one of the best arguments I have ever seen  for pulling the plug on your "image of the beast" television set, immediately, if not sooner.  It seems to have the ability to turn your mind into rot and rottenness.

12-16-14

New Poll Finds 59% of Americans Support Post 9/11 Torture – Propaganda, Cultural Sickness, Or Both?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-poll-finds-59-of-americans-support-post-911-torture-propaganda-cultural-sickness-or-both.html

12-16-14

The great lie of our time

As the US supports warlords in Ukraine, its absurd theories of democratization collapse into folly.

 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/07/389167/the-great-lie-of-our-time/

 

12-16-14

 

Those craving ruble collapse aren’t immune from aftershocks

 

" --- The phrase "be careful what you wish for" comes to mind. ---"

 

http://rt.com/op-edge/215031-russian-ruble-crisis-aftershocks/

 

12-16-14

 

Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/western-banks-cut-liquidity-russian-entities

 

vw comment:  I will be very curious to see how China responds to this.  Will they help Russia ??

 

12-16-14

 

Total Chaos: Massive Market Moves Spark Selling-Panic Into Close

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/total-chaos-massive-market-moves-spark-selling-panic-close

 

12-16-14

 

Commodity Trading Giant Exits Physical Gold Due To "Lack Of Physical With A Documented Origin"

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/commodity-trading-giant-exits-physical-gold-due-lack-physical-documented-origin

 

12-16-14

 

Back To Basic Fundamentals - The Dollar Versus The Ruble

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/surprise-guess-which-currency-has-stronger-fundamentals-dollar-or-ruble

 

12-16-14

 

Today's Equity Market Set 2 Stunning Records

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/todays-equity-market-set-2-stunning-records

 

12-16-14

 

The Pigmen Win Again

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/pigmen-win-again

 

" --- What this entire debacle has proven is that voting doesn’t matter. Your vote is meaningless. Political parties are nothing more than a front for the vested interests. The corrupt politicians are bought and sold by Wall Street and corporate interests. The bills are written by lobbyists for the vested interests. When a spending bill is over 1,700 pages, the purpose is to obscure, hide and insert provisions that will benefit those with money to influence the process at the expense of average Americans. None of the perpetrators in Congress actually read this bill. The public had no say regarding this bill. If this is what bipartisan cooperation looks like, I’ll take gridlock. The system has been so completely captured by those pulling the wires, they no longer even pretend to care what we think. They keep winning and care not about the consequences of their ruthless despicable pillaging. ---"

 

12-16-14

 

Are You Really Ready For The World To Be Ruled By Bankers?

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/are-you-really-ready-world-be-ruled-bankers

 

Explaining the rationale behind the move, Klugian told reporters, “Instead of constantly flying out from New York to give members of Congress their marching orders, Citigroup executives can be right on the floor with them, handing them legislation and telling them how to vote. This is going to result in tremendous cost savings going forward.”

Klugian said that Citi’s chairman, Michael E. O’Neill, will not occupy a corner office on the House floor, preferring instead an “open plan” that will allow him to mingle freely with members of Congress.

“He doesn’t want to come off like he’s their boss,” the spokesperson said. “Basically, he wants to send the message, ‘We’re all on the same team. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get stuff done.’ ”

 

vw comment:  I wouldn't hold my breath ---.  This gigantic house of cards is beginning to implode as I write this.

Hold on kids, this is about to get really ugly.  But very deservedly, if I may say so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 12-14-14

 

12-14-14

Skyception: Chapter Two – The Deception and Manipulation of ‘We the People’ and our Skies

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-14/skyception-chapter-two-%E2%80%93-deception-and-manipulation-%E2%80%98we-people%E2%80%99-and-our-skies

 

Guest Post - Skyception: The Deception and Manipulation of ‘We the People’ and our Skies

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-07/guest-post-skyception-deception-and-manipulation-%E2%80%98we-people%E2%80%99-and-our-skies

 

12-14-14

 

All dogs go to heaven: Pope Francis says animals will enter pearly gates

http://rt.com/news/214071-heaven-animals-pope-francis/

 

vw comment:  How could this man possibly know what he is talking about ?  It shows what a bunch of nonsense such persons are are too willing to spout off about when they think that the spotlight is upon them.  The real truth of the matter is that no one knows, period.  Pretending to know just makes you look foolish.  And disingenuous as can be.

 

12-14-14

 

Silver, liquid and illiquid, the 'modified open mint' and gold & silver as parallel monetary systems

Hugo Salinas Price

http://www.plata.com.mx/mplata/articulos/articlesFilt.asp?fiidarticulo=185

 

  

 

 

12-12-14

Levin releases new information from CIA cable debunking Atta Prague meeting

Bush administration relied on false report to build case for invasion; Levin repeats call for full declassification

http://www.levin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/levin-releases-new-information-from-cia-cable-debunking-atta-prague-meeting

12-12-14

At Christmas party, Bachmann lobbies Obama to bomb Iran

http://thehill.com/policy/international/226924-at-christmas-party-bachmann-lobbies-obama-to-bomb-iran

 

12-12-14

 

Obama laughs at Bachmann over request to bomb Iran

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/12/389953/mr-obama-you-need-to-bomb-iran/

 

vw comment:

this is a beautiful case in point for my complaints regarding the false brethren who pretend to represent our blessed Lord and Savior. At a Christmas party, no less, this woman, presumably pretending to speak on behalf of our faith, wants to bomb and murder people whom she doesn't like. Thereby unleashing Hell on Earth. No problem. This is not Christian, folks. Never has been, and never will be. What an embarrassment and what a dsigrace !! This is why religion and politics just don't go together. The worldliness having most certainly outweighed the plain injunctions found all throughout both the Old and New Testaments to "love one another".

Remember, Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men ?

Apparently whatever phoney brand of religion she claims to stand for has yet to receive the memo --- or ??

 

 

 

WE DON'T DO TORTURE,

BUT TORTURER IN CHIEF,

DICK CHENEY, SAYS

HE WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN;

THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH NOT PROSECUTING

THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR

i.e. the perpetrator continues on

while claiming that he is just and righteous

in his abhorrent cause

and has done nothing wrong.

 

Cheney has no regrets: 'I would do it again in a minute

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/14/politics/dick-cheney-torture-report-meet-the-press/

 

 

 

 

12-12-14

 

Torture, deny, repeat: ‘Enhanced interrogation’ never works, the CIA never learns

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/11/torture-deny-repeat-enhanced-interrogation-never-works-the-cia-never-learns/

 

12-12-14

 

The CIA’s Torture Program

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-cias-torture-program.html

 

12-12-14

The 5 Most Damning Revelations From The CIA’s Report On Bush-Era Torture

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40428.htm

 

12-12-14

 

Stop Believing The Lies: America Tortured More Than 'Some Folks' – And Covered It Up


http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40431.htm

 

12-12-14

 

Obama Tortures, Too


http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40430.htm

 

12-12-14

 

"It Wasn't The CIA Just Doing It By Themselves" - Mozzam Begg


http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40435.htm

 

12-12-14

 

Justice Dept Spurns Calls to Prosecute CIA Torturers

 

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/10/justice-dept-spurns-calls-to-prosecute-cia-torturers/

 

12-12-14

 

CIA Torture Report Sparks Worldwide Condemnation

Even Nations That Participated Were Shocked How Far It Went

 

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/10/cia-torture-report-sparks-worldwide-condemnation/

 

12-12-14

 

The Media Is Focusing On the WRONG Senate Torture Report

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-12/media-focusing-wrong-senate-torture-report

 

12-12-14

 

Torture Report Exposes Sadism and Lies

 

The stunning Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture and other sadistic treatment meted out to "war on terror" detainees has shredded the credibility of CIA apologists who claimed the "enhance interrogations" were carefully calibrated and humane, as ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman explains.

https://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/09/torture-report-exposes-sadism-and-lies/

 

 

 

12-12-14

 

Presenting The $303 Trillion In Derivatives That US Taxpayers Are Now On The Hook For

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-12/presenting-303-trillion-derivatives-us-taxpayers-are-now-hook

 

12-12-14

 

5 Things To Ponder: Crude Oppositeness

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-12/5-things-ponder-crude-oppositeness

 

 

12-12-14

 

Fitch Downgrades France To AA: Full Text

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-12/fitch-downgrades-france-aa-full-text

 

12-12-14

 

Austria Considers Repatriating Its Gold

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-12/breaking-austria-considers-repatriating-its-physical-gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 12-11-14

 

 

12-11-14

WTI Crude Crashes Into The $50s

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-11/wti-crude-crashes-50s

12-11-14

What Do They Know? CME Implements Gold, Precious Metals Circuit Breakers Up To $400 Wide

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-11/what-do-they-know-cme-implements-gold-precious-metals-circuit-breakers-400-wide

 

 

REPEAT AFTER ME,

WE DON'T DO TORTURE

AND THEN REPEAT AFTER ME,

THEY HATE US BECAUSE OF OUR FREED0MS

AND THEN, FINALLY

TORTURE KEEPS OUR NATION SAFE !!

 

vw comment:  this behavior is criminal and reprehensible.  We have a group of Nazi/STASI hoodlums and gangsters  who have taken over our country and replaced the rule of law with this utter madness.  I only have one question.  Where are all of the supposed Christians and all of their mega-church, mega millions ?  This seems like an issue that would cause all God fearing persons to quake in their boots.  But I have yet to hear a word from ANY OF THEM !!  This is the greatest disgrace of all.  When they come to round up these losers, don't expect me to cry even one tear for them.  I think that this shows them for the utter frauds that they are, with a vengeance.  Shame on every single one of you !!  I think you have much to answer for.  Especially since 2,000,000 of you put the torturer-in-chief back into office, knowing full well that we had set up death camps all over the planet, with Abu Ghraib and Bagram Air Base being the two most obvious, blatant examples.  Yet, all of our megachurchianity didn't let out one single peep of complaint.  And all of the would-be victims of the holocaust (as they tell it), where are they ?  They are more than conspicuous by their silence.  They can rally to stop an opera in New York, because they don't like the subject matter (The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams), but torture and mass murder?  No problem.  Again, don't come crying to me when this all turns into what it is all too well known to turn into.  All will get just what they deserve, for sitting by silently as this type of madness is allowed to happen with no  complaints from all religionists who claim to serve a higher power.  And many persons, from the President, and Attorney General on down are accessories-after-the fact, at the very least.  It is a joke to hear them talk about how we have put all of this  behind us.  When exactly is Guantanamo going to be closed, anyway ?  NEVER ??  All I know is that our current President told us he would have it done in one year, six years ago.  Pathological liar, anyone?  Or is it just me ?

 

 

12-11-14

The CIA and Its Torturers

by

Andrew P. Napolitano

http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2014/12/10/the-cia-and-its-torturers/

12-11-14

 

EXCLUSIVE: "Corrupt, toxic and sociopathic": Glenn Greenwald unloads on torture, CIA and Washington’s rotten soul

Glenn Greenwald tells Salon how the torture report exposes true evil — and a nation drowning in hypocrisy

http://www.salon.com/2014/12/11/exclusive_corrupt_toxic_and_sociopathic_glenn_greenwald_unloads_on_torture_cia_and_washingtons_rotten_soul/

 

 

12-11-14

The United States of Torture

It’s who we are

by

Justin Raimondo

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/12/09/the-united-states-of-torture/

12-10-14

US Expects Blowback After CIA Torture Report Released

Redacted Summary of Report Finally Made Public

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/09/us-expects-blowback-after-cia-torture-report-released/

12-10-14

Senate Select Comiiiittee on Infelligeoee

Committee Study ofthe CentralIntelligenceAgmcy's Detention and

Interrogation Program

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

12-10-14

Senate Intelligence Committee Releases

Report on CIA Detention, Interrogation Program

https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1376736/release-final.pdf

12-10-14

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

MINORITY VIEWS OF ViCECHAIRMANCHAMBUSS JOINEDBY

Senators Burr, Risch, Coats, Rvbio, and Coburn'

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy3.pdf

12-10-14

17 Disgraceful Facts Buried In The Senate’s 600 Page Torture Report

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/12/09/3601312/17-disgraceful-facts-contained-in-the-torture-report/

12-10-14

CIA Torture Reports: Frozen to Death; Rectal Rehydration, Broken Limbs; 54 Countries Assist US; Dick Cheney War Criminal


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/12/cia-torture-reports-frozen-to-death.html

12-10-14

7 Key Points From the C.I.A. Torture Report

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/09/world/cia-torture-report-key-points.html?_r=0

12-10-14

 

Rectal rehydration and broken limbs: the grisliest findings in the CIA torture report

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/09/cia-torture-report-worst-findings-waterboard-rectal

12-10-14

Map: The 54 countries that helped the CIA with its torture-linked rendition program

http://www.vox.com/2014/12/9/7361291/map-cia/in/7125250

12-10-14

Bring those involved in CIA torture to justice: UN

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/09/389537/un-calls-for-justice-after-cia-report/

12-10-14

Facing justice: UN, HRW, Amnesty call for prosecuting US officials for torture

http://rt.com/usa/212935-un-us-justice-torture/

12-10-14

Torture: An Executive Summary

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-09/torture-executive-summary

12-10-14

Russia Confronts US’ Containment Strategy

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/12/06/russia-confronts-us-containment-strategy.html

12-10-14

Russia, Turkey pivot across Eurasia


By Pepe Escobar

http://atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/CEN-01-081214.html

12-10-14

Will Russia, Germany save Europe from war?


By Pepe Escobar

http://atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-011214.html

12-10-14

Welcome to the Recovery – McKinsey Survey Shows 40% of Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck, Up From 31% in 2012

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/12/09/welcome-to-the-recovery-mckinsey-survey-shows-40-of-americans-living-paycheck-to-paycheck-up-from-30-in-2012/

12-10-14

Central Banks Create Deflation, Not Inflation

 

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/12/central-banks-create-deflation-not-inflation/

12-10-14

The Only Two Charts You Need to Understand the S&P 500

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/12/the-only-two-charts-you-need-to-understand-the-sp-500/

12-10-14

The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 1

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/12/the-oil-drenched-black-swan-part-1/

 

The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 2: The Financialization of Oil


http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/12/the-oil-drenched-black-swan-part-2-the-financialization-of-oil/

 

The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 3: Multiple Risks, Multiple Unknowns


http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/12/the-oil-drenched-black-swan-part-3-multiple-risks-multiple-unknowns/

 

The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 4: The Head-Fake Disruption Ahead

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/12/the-oil-drenched-black-swan-part-4-the-head-fake-disruption-ahead/

 

12-10-14

Physical Gold and Silver vs. Paper Gold and Silver: How Much Markup Are You Willing to Pay?


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/12/physical-gold-and-silver-vs-paper-gold.html

 

12-10-14

7 Questions Gold Bears Haven't Answered

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-09/7-questions-gold-bears-havent-answered


 

Friday 11-28-14

 

 

11-28-14

CNN Says Economy Has Recovered, So Go Out and Shop

http://www.prisonplanet.com/cnn-says-economy-has-recovered-so-go-out-and-shop.html

11-28-14

 

About Those Eyeball-Based Valuations: "Half Of Twitter Accounts Created In 2013 Have Already Been Deleted"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/about-those-eyeball-based-valuations-half-twitter-accounts-created-2013-have-already

11-28-14

Today's Dow - America In A Nutshell

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/todays-dow-america-nutshell

11-28-14

 

'Wealth' Creation In 1 Simple Chart

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/wealth-creation-1-simple-chart

11-28-14

Dow Record Close Despite Bond Yields, Bullion, & Black Gold Battering

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/dow-record-close-despite-bond-yields-bullion-black-gold-battering

11-28-14

WTF Chart Of The Day: Centrally Planned Confidence Edition

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/wtf-chart-day-centrally-planned-confidence-edition

11-28-14

 

Gold Shortage, Worst In 21st Century, Sends 1Y GOFO To Lowest Ever... And India Just Made It Worse

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/gold-shortage-worst-21st-century-sends-1y-gofo-lowest-ever-and-india-just-made-it-wo

11-28-14

A Historic Inversion: Gold GOFO Rates Turn Negative For The First Time Since Lehman

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-08/historic-inversion-gold-gofo-rates-turn-negative-first-time-lehman

 

11-28-14

London is home to the international benchmark prices for Gold and Silver.

The gold and silver price auctions take place in London on a daily basis. The LBMA is responsible for the GOFO benchmark prices. All of these prices are globally regarded as the international benchmark for pricing of a variety of bullion transactions and products.

http://www.lbma.org.uk/pricing-and-statistics

 

11-28-14

 

The Price Of Oil Exposes The True State Of The Economy

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/price-oil-exposes-true-state-economy

11-28-14

Crude Carnage Continues After Close: WTI Now $65 Handle, Lowest Since 2009

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/crude-oil-continues-crash-after-close-wti-65-handle

 

11-28-14

Crude Crashes Most In Over 5 Years

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-28/crude-crashes-most-over-5-years

 

11-27-14

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Video Released of #Ferguson Arsonist Torching Market

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/caught-on-tape-ferguson-arsonist-torching-convenience-store-on-monday-night/#!

11-27-14

Tamir Rice shooting: Police release video showing 12-year-old being shot – seconds after officers arrive

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tamir-rice-shooting-police-release-video-showing-12yearolds-being-shot-seconds-after-officers-arrive-9886059.html#

11-27-14

Israel, U.S. attempting to prevent Geneva Convention summit on Palestinians

Diplomats say Canada and Australia are also helping Israel exert pressure on Switzerland and other states to thwart confab on conditions in West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.628704#!

11-27-14

Unorthodox police procedures emerge in grand jury documents

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/seemingly-unorthodox-police-procedures-emerge-in-grand-jury-documents/2014/11/25/48152574-74e0-11e4-bd1b-03009bd3e984_story.html

11-27-14

Talking to James Risen About Pay Any Price, the War on Terror and Press Freedoms

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/25/talking-james-risen-pay-price-war-terror-press-freedoms/

11-27-14

Guest Post: Did They Want More Violence In Ferguson? 10 'Coincidences' Too Glaring To Ignore

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-26/guest-post-did-they-want-more-violence-ferguson-10-coincidences-too-glaring-ignore

 

 

Wednesday 11-26-14

 

 

11-26-14

After Seadrill, Who’s Next?

http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday/2014/11/26/after-seadrill-which-offshore-driller-dividend-might-be-next/?mod=yahoobarrons&ru=yahoo

11-26-14

"It's All Good, Right?"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-26/its-all-good-right

11-26-14

This Country Will Be The Next Zimbabwe...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-26/country-will-be-next-zimbabwe

11-26-14

Central Bank Credibility, The Equity Markets, And Gold

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-26/central-bank-credibility-equity-markets-and-gold

11-26-14

 

Jamie Dimon's Daughter Is Asking You For A Favor

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-26/jamie-dimons-daughter-asking-you-favor

11-26-14

Whitewashing fascism

http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/208819-us-kiev-voting-russia/

" --- Many around the world were shocked when the US, Canada, and Ukraine voted against a Russian proposed UN resolution condemning the heroization of Nazism. ---"

11-26-14

Russia at the gates? US State Dept, Pentagon grilled over NATO expansion

http://rt.com/news/196924-nato-russia-hagel-borders/

vw comment:  don't forget, up is down, in is out, and black is white. And as I move closer to your borders to effectively surround you to steal your resources, it is, indeed, you who is the aggressor/provacateur. The Lie is, indeed, alive and well. How can these people say these things with a straight face if they even have slightest amount of "fear of God" in them. "Everyone that maketh and telleth a lie" shall not inherit the Kingdom, I believe it says toward the end of the Book of Revelation. How about those who are totally wedded to The Lie, for profit. Making a living out of it, actually. Why would anyone listen to these people?. And why is there only one reporter calling them on it? I can only wonder.

11-26-14

SOME INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE OF FERGUSON RIOTING

RAW COURAGE: Papa John’s Female Manager Defends Store From Looters With Bare Hands (Video)

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/battle-ferguson-papa-johns-manager-defends-store-from-looters-with-bare-hands-video/#!

11-25-14

Rand Paul Sorta Goes to War

– Except not so much

by

Justin Raimondo, November 26, 2014

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/11/25/rand-paul-sorta-goes-to-war/

11-25-14

‘Can I shoot this guy?’ Ferguson officer Wilson breaks silence over Brown's death

http://rt.com/usa/208871-darren-wilson-interview-ferguson-brown/

11-25-14

GRAND JURY EVIDENCE IN FERGUSON CASE

WHICH HAS CAUSED RIOTING

Grand Jury volume 4 and 5 tell most of the story

as re: the altercation which led to the shooting of the suspect

= very illuminating, indeed.

 

Evidence released by McCulloch

http://apps.stlpublicradio.org/ferguson-project/evidence.html

11-25-14

Jim Rogers: Why I'm Bullish on Russia

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/jim-rogers-why-i-m-bullish-on-russia-YuCHm40DSnSc2J6wHW7QBw.html

11-25-14

As O urged calm, activists urged him to STFU

http://www.prisonplanet.com/as-o-urged-calm-activists-urged-him-to-stfu.html

11-25-14

Scorching Demand For 5 Year Treasurys: Indirect Bid Highest On Record

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-25/scorching-demand-5-year-treasurys-indirect-bid-highest-record

 

 

Monday 11-24-14

 

 

11-24-14

The Rand-ian Writing On The Wall

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/rand-ian-writing-wall

 

11-24-14

Missouri governor urges calm ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/25/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKCN0J80PR20141125

 

11-24-14

Washington plays Russian roulette


By Pepe Escobar

http://atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/CEN-01-211114.html

 

11-24-14

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Daydream Believers

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175926/

 

" ---So our four trillion dollar-plus investment gave rise to a crew of war profiteers that Risen dubs "the oligarchs of 9/11" and who are now wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. And how has it gone for the rest of us? If you remember, the goal of George W. Bush’s Global War on Terror (or, in one of the worst acronyms of the new century, GWOT) was initially to wipe out terror outfits across the planet. At the time, enemy number one, al-Qaeda, was the most modest of organizations with thousands of followers in Afghanistan and scattered groups of supporters elsewhere. Thirteen years and all those dollars later, Islamic jihadist outfits that qualify as al-Qaeda branches, wannabes, look-alikes, or offshoots have run rampant. Undoubtedly, far more foreign jihadis ---"

 

 

11-24-14

Dumbing it away


By Spengler
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, by Daniel P Bolger

http://atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-211114.html

 

11-24-14

The Clear Definitive Sign That We Are In a Stock Market Bubble

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/clear-definitive-sign-we-are-stock-market-bubble

 

11-24-14

MassMutual Senior Vice President Found Dead, Stabbed In Chest In Apparent Homicide

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/massmutual-senior-vice-president-found-dead-stabbed-chest-apparent-homicide

 

11-24-14

 

Blistering Demand For 2 Year Paper Send Entire Curve Tighter

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/blistering-demand-2-year-paper-send-entire-curve-tighter

 

11-24-14

 

Auto Loan Delinquencies Surge 18% Among Young Americans

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/auto-loan-delinquencies-surge-18-among-young-americans

 

11-24-14

 

Explosive Excrement Topples Building In China, 15 Injured

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/explosive-excrement-topples-building-china-15-injured

 

11-24-14

 

Who’s Ready For $30 Oil?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/who%E2%80%99s-ready-30-oil

11-24-14

 

US Stocks Surge To 'Best' Streak In 86 years

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/us-stocks-surge-best-streak-86-years

11-24-14

‘Epidemic of police violence in US’: Black person killed every 28 hours

http://rt.com/op-edge/208395-police-black-children-violence-murder/

11-24-14

BRICS system’ – healthy alternative to ‘defunct dollar system’

http://rt.com/business/208367-brics-new-monetary-system/

11-24-14

CNN’s Amanpour show edits out criticism by visiting RT host

http://rt.com/news/208302-cnn-propaganda-interview-edited/

11-24-14

Asteroid Mining to Make Aerospace Profitable as NASA Outsources Contracts

http://sputniknews.com/science/20141124/1015109945.html

11-24-14

Did The Russians Really Use This Super-Weapon On A US Ship?

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2014/11/24_Did_The_Russians_Really_Use_This_Super-Weapon_On_A_US_Ship.html

" --- In April an unarmed Russian SU-24 tactical bomber flew over the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea and using an electronic warfare weapon disabled the entire ship. This is important because the Donald Cook is an Aegis equipped guided missile destroyer. The Aegis weapons system is the most integrated and advanced combat weapons system the U.S. has available.

The ship carries 56 Tomahawk missiles in standard mode and 96 in attack mode and can launch nuclear missiles. It also has more than 50 antiaircraft missiles. The Aegis weapons system can link to all the other ships in the area to enable tracking of hundreds of targets in real time. It is also installed on NATO's most modern ships.

The SU-24 had only an electronic warfare pod and no bombs or missiles. The electronic warfare device is called a Khibiny. The device disabled all radars, control circuits, computer systems, information transmission systems, etc. After the first pass that disabled all fire control the plane circled around and made a simulated missile attack on the destroyer, not once but 12 times before flying away. The Donald Cook immediately headed for a port in Romania for repairs. ---"

 

 

vw comment:

I saw this story when it broke, several months ago. I was not sure what to think of it. I am, therefore, surprised, to see it surface again. If it is true, it is HUGE news. Yet, we hear NOTHING about it on the mainstream media. So, what gives? I ran a quick query of the term "Khibiny" and came up with several of the older reports, the links to which are posted below. This would mean to me that the U.S. may NOT !! be the military superpower which we are led to believe that it is. I know NOTHING more about this, but will continue to watch for more information, and intend to post it as soon as I find it.

11-24-14

NEW RUSSIAN WEAPONS CONTROL RADAR MAKES A HELPLESS FLEET USA AND NATO

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/04/new-russian-weapons-control-radar-makes-a-helpless-fleet-usa-and-nato-2942102.html

11-24-14

Russian Su -24 scores off against the American "USS Donald Cook"

http://indian.ruvr.ru/2014_04_21/Russian-Su-24-scores-off-against-the-American-USS-Donald-Cook-5786/

 

 

Version: "Khibiny" against "aegis" so much scared the Pentagon?

http://all-rss.com/item-1432690-version-khibiny-against-aegis-so-much-scared-the-pentagon/

 

11-24-14

In Great Britain, Protecting Pedophile Politicians is a Matter of "National Security"

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/11/22/in-great-britain-protecting-pedophile-politicians-is-a-matter-of-national-security/

11-24-14

122 Tonnes of Gold Secretly Repatriated to Netherlands

http://www.goldcore.com/goldcore_blog/122Tonnes_of_Gold_Secretly_Repatriated_to_Netherlands

11-24-14

Banksters Warning Swiss Citizens a Yes Vote on Swiss Referendum Will Unleash GOLD’MAGEDDON

http://www.silverdoctors.com/banksters-warning-swiss-citizens-a-yes-vote-on-swiss-referendum-will-unleash-goldmageddon/

11-24-14

Markit Global Business Outlook

Global business confidence slumps to five-year survey low

http://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/d024afc20bff4c6380709df5a6490cc7

11-24-14

Global Business Outlook: "Darkest Picture since Financial Crisis." US Deterioration "of Greatest Concern"

http://wolfstreet.com/2014/11/24/its-official-businesses-think-the-global-economy-sucks/

11-24-14

Rand Paul's Draft Declaration of War Dismays Peace Advocates

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/11/24/rand-pauls-draft-declaration-of-war-dismays-anti-war-advocates

11-24-14

Everything You Need to Know About the Swiss Gold Referendum

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/everything-need-know-swiss-gold-referendum/

11-24-14

Fed "Mystified" Why Millennials Still Live at Home; My Answer May Surprise You (It Isn't Jobs, Student Debt, or Housing)

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/11/fed-mystified-why-millennials-stay-at.html

11-24-14

Hagel Warned Of Rogue ‘New World Order’, Now He’s Fired

http://www.prisonplanet.com/hagel-warned-of-rogue-new-world-order-now-hes-fired.html

 

11-24-14

Paul calls for Congress to declare war on ISIS

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/225150-paul-calls-for-congress-to-declare-war-on-isis

 

11-24-14

Ferguson Mob Marches in St. Louis City – Shuts Down Highway – Reporter Hit in the Head

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:21 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/ferguson-mob-marches-in-st-louis-city-shut-down-highway-reporter-hit-in-the-head/#!

 

11-24-14

Police In Ferguson Violate Court Order By Arresting Journalist

http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-in-ferguson-violate-court-order-by-arresting-journalist.html

 

11-24-14

ISIS' First Administration Casualty: Chuck Hagel Resigns Under Pressure From Obama

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-24/isis-first-administration-casualty-chuck-hagel-resigns-under-pressure-obama

 

11-24-14

US Defense Sec. Hagel resigns over apparent disagreements with White House

http://rt.com/usa/208383-obama-asks-hagel-resign/

 

 

Sunday 11-23-14

 

11-23-14

Israel – America’s Biggest Frenemy

The Jewish State in the Levant is a burden we shouldn’t have to bear

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/11/23/israel-americas-biggest-frenemy/

11-23-14

Isis in Iraq: The Trauma of the Last Six Months Has Overwhelmed the Remaining Christians in the Country

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything

http://www.unz.com/pcockburn/isis-in-iraq-the-trauma-of-the-last-six-months-has-overwhelmed-the-remaining-christians-in-the-country/

11-20-14

U.S. Firms Accused of Enabling Surveillance in Despotic Central Asian Regimes

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/20/us-firms-accused-enabling-surveillance-central-asian-states/

11-19-14

The New World Order: Does It All Just Boil Down To A Battle For Your Soul?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-19/new-world-order-does-it-all-just-boil-down-battle-your-soul

"--- What atheists don’t seem to grasp is that atheism is itself based on an act of faith: faith in the idea that there is nothing beyond our perceptions of existence.

They have no more factual knowledge of what lay at the center of life than any of the religious acolytes they so fondly attack, yet their own hypocrisy is apparently lost on them. ---"

11-19-14

Investigators offer $30m reward for MH17 clues

http://www.thelocal.de/20140917/german-investigator

11-19-14

Levin backs Pentagon proposals to cut benefits

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/224754-levin-backs-pentagon-proposals-to-cut-benefits

11-19-14

10 REASONS WHY MOST PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER INVEST IN JUNIOR MINING STOCKS

http://www.icontact-archive.com/sfxybDcXdibjyZbjQgN6pXl2VJeuD6y_?w=3

11-19-14

Stay Away From Kiev

… Where the chief of police is an out-of-the-closet neo-Nazi

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/11/18/stay-away-from-kiev/

11-19-14

Banker found dead with throat slit in apparent suicide: cops

http://nypost.com/2014/11/19/man-found-dead-with-his-throat-slashed-in-apartment/

11-19-14

 

Senior Citi Banker Found Dead In Bathtub With Slashed Throat

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-19/senior-citi-banker-found-dead-bathtub-slashed-throat

 

11-19-14

Why Japan’s Money Printing Madness Matters

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-19/why-japan%E2%80%99s-money-printing-madness-matters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 11-17-14

 

 

11-17-14

The Cruel Injustice of the Fed’s Bubbles in Housing


http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/11/the-cruel-injustice-of-the-feds-bubbles-in-housing/#more-75679

 

11-17-14

Illinois Pension Debt Soars To $111 Billion

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-17/illinois-pension-debt-soars-111-billion

 

11-17-14

Did We Vote for War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan, November 18, 2014

http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2014/11/17/did-we-vote-for-war/

 

11-17-14

 

Here Is Your "Global Recovery" In 24 Charts

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-17/here-your-global-recovery-24-charts

 

11-17-14

 

3 Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: "Errors Were Made" State Admits

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-17/3-billion-gallons-fracking-wastewater-pumped-clean-california-aquifiers-errors-were-

 

11-17-14

Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of Brown verdict

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/17/386435/state-of-emergency-declared-in-ferguson/

11-17-14

"Mystery of the Unexpected" Explained; Japan Slides Into Recession Yet Again; Blue Ribbon Panel in Review


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/11/mystery-of-unexpected-japan-slides-into.html

11-17-14

 

The World is Ditching Its "3rd Wheel", Finally!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-world-is-ditching-its-3rd-wheel-finally/

11-16-14

Obama Comments On Grubergate: "I Did Not Mislead Americans" Even As Gruber Pocketed Millions

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-16/obama-comments-grubergate-i-did-not-mislead-americans-even-gruber-pocketed-millions

11-15-14

Stealth QE3: Operation Tokyo Twist

http://www.gold-eagle.com/article/stealth-qe3-operation-tokyo-twist

11-15-14

Gold Sentiment – A Contarian’s Dream?

http://www.acting-man.com/?p=34189

11-15-14

'Violent' stock market crash could be round the corner as hidden liquidity crunch 'blows up' in investors' faces, warns think-tank

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-2793943/bis-warns-violent-market-crash-investor-confidence-share-prices-fall.html

11-15-14

The Bear's Lair: Governments can't spend their way out of trouble

http://www.prudentbear.com/2014/11/the-bears-lair-governments-cant-spend.html#.VGfYB9z5lg0

11-15-14

Putin Arrives At G-20 Meeting Escorted By 4 Warships; Sent Clear 'Message' By World Leaders

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-15/putin-arrives-g-20-meeting-escorted-4-warships-sent-clear-message-world-leaders

11-15-14

 

David Stockman Warns, They Don't Ring A Bell At The Top

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-15/david-stockman-warns-they-dont-ring-bell-top

11-15-14

'It’s called a koala, Tony': Twitter explodes after Abbott trades 'shirtfronting' Putin for cuddly joint pic

http://rt.com/news/205855-g20-abbott-putin-koala/

11-15-14

Russia Demolishes Australia’s Kangaroo Court: Sends Four Warships To G20

http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-demolishes-australias-kangaroo-court-sends-four-warships-to-g20.html

11-15-14

Here Comes Gruber Tape Number Five

"Was this written by my adolescent children by any chance?"

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/here-comes-gruber-tape-number-five

11-15-14

Contact with Philae lost, says European Space Agency

http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/759845 

 

vw comment: re: "Death of Klinghoffer" --- WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE ?? Intolerant persons complaining about intolerance ?? I as a member of the regular viewers from numerous countries which were denied the right to see this opera during it's simulcast am not happy about this. But, how little do you think these people care about all of the rest of us (Goyim) while screaming about THEIR rights ?

 

11-14-14

Protesters line up outside Lincoln Center as ‘Klinghoffer’ debuts, while others heckle performance inside

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/21/protesters-line-up-outside-lincoln-center-as-klinghoffer-debuts-while-others-heckle-performance-inside/

11-14-14

‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ fails to live up to the controversy

http://www.jta.org/2014/10/21/arts-entertainment/death-of-klinghoffer-fails-to-live-up-to-the-controversy

11-14-14

Met GM: ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ proves protesters wrong

http://nypost.com/2014/10/22/met-gm-death-of-klinghoffer-proves-protesters-wrong/

11-14-14

On ‘The Death of Klinghoffer,’ Justice Ginsburg Finds for the Defense

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/10/28/on-the-death-of-klinghoffer-justice-ginsburg-finds-for-the-defense/

11-14-14

Met Opera premiere of controversial 'Death of Klinghoffer' gets standing ovation

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/21/met-opera-premiere-controversial-death-klinghoffer-gets-standing-ovation/

11-14-14

The Death of Klinghoffer, The Metropolitan Opera, Freedom and Wisdom

http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardhomonoff/2014/10/22/the-death-of-klinghoffer-the-metropolitan-opera-freedom-and-wisdom/

11-14-14

'Death of Klinghoffer' protests: Does opera promote humanity or obscenity? (+video)

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2014/1021/Death-of-Klinghoffer-protests-Does-opera-promote-humanity-or-obscenity-video

11-14-14

 

'Death of Klinghoffer' goes on at Met Opera House despite protests

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-death-of-klinghoffer-protests-20141021-story.html#page=1

11-14-14

John Adams

The Death of Klinghoffer

Libretto by Alice Goodman
Metropolitan Opera Premiere

http://klinghoffer.metopera.org/comments.php

 

 

11-14-14

Gold-Stock Apocalypse

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/hamilton/hamilton111414.html

11-14-14

ISIS Chief Returns, Vows ‘Volcanoes of Jihad Everywhere’

After Surviving US Strike, Baghdadi Up in Arms

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/11/13/isis-chief-returns-vows-volcanoes-of-jihad-everywhere/

11-14-14

China's silky road to glory


By Pepe Escobar

http://atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-141114.html

11-14-14

Russia’s Channel One show satellite photo evidencing MH17 was downed by fighter jet

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/759835

11-14-14

ESA research module Philae running out of electric power

http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/759779

 

Thursday 11-13-14

 

 

11-13-14

ObamaCare Creator Admits If He Had Told The Truth "It Would Not Have Passed"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-13/obamacare-creator-admits-if-he-had-told-truth-it-would-not-have-passed

 

11-13-14

Missed by an inch: Man dodges death as dump truck collides with SUV (VIDEO)

http://rt.com/news/205395-collision-truck-suv-bystander/

 

11-13-14

Not alone: New radar data indicates other jets on MH17 course before crash

http://rt.com/news/205339-mh17-air-plane-malaysian/

 

11-13-14

‘Occupy made it possible’: JPMorgan whistleblower Fleischmann to Max Keiser

http://rt.com/news/205327-fleischmann-keiser-fraud-jpmorgan/

 

11-13-14

Swiss Regulator: "Clear Attempt To Manipulate Precious Metals " … "Particularly Silver"

http://www.goldcore.com/goldcore_blog/Swiss_Regulator_Clear_Attempt_To_Manipulate_Precious_Metals_Particularly_Silver

 

11-13-14

Paralyzed Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young Has Died – Here’s His Final Letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/11/13/paralyzed-iraq-war-veteran-tomas-young-has-died-heres-his-final-letter-to-george-w-bush-and-dick-cheney/

11-13-14

 

"Stop Thanking Me for My Service" – Former U.S. Army Ranger Blasts American Foreign Policy and The Corporate State

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/10/28/formerstop-thanking-me-for-my-service-u-s-army-ranger-blasts-american-foreign-policy-and-the-corporate-state/

 

11-13-14

The World’s Most Valuable Cash Crop

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-worlds-most-valuable-cash-crop/

 

11-13-14

On the Payment of Interest

Hugo Salinas Price

http://www.plata.com.mx/mplata/articulos/articlesFilt.asp?fiidarticulo=252

 

11-13-14

Big Banks Busted Massively Manipulating Foreign Exchange, Precious Metals … And Every Other Market

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-12/big-banks-busted-massively-manipulating-foreign-exchange-precious-metals-%E2%80%A6-and-every

11-12-14

Silver to S&P Ratio: What It Tells Us

http://deviantinvestor.com/6544/silver-ratio/

11-12-14

Switzerland: Vote Yes on Gold Initiative


http://www.321gold.com/editorials/merk/merk111214.html

11-12-14

Destroy A Currency, Extend A Rally

http://www.bestmindsinc.com/documents/BMI_DestroyACurrency.ExtendARally_Nov7.14.pdf

11-12-14

ISIS Announces Plans to Introduce New Gold-Backed Currency

Hopes Reintroduction of 'Islamic Currency' Will Bolster Caliphate

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/11/11/isis-announces-plans-to-introduce-new-gold-backed-currency/

11-12-14

Now ISIS wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins announced in Iraqi mosques

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2829097/Now-ISIS-wants-introduce-currency-Plans-bring-solid-gold-silver-dinar-coins-announced-Iraqi-mosques.html

11-12-14

How the Israel Lobby Set Beto O'Rourke Right

What Happens When Freshman Lawmaker Misses the Memo


http://forward.com/articles/206542/how-the-israel-lobby-set-beto-orourke-right/?p=all

11-12-14

Stockman's Corner

Black Tuesday—–The War Party Won

http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/black-tuesday-the-war-party-won/

11-12-14

THIRD Gruber Video Reveals How Administration Sought to Hide Obamacare Tax

"So basically it’s the same thing – we just tax insurance companies, they pass on higher prices"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/third-gruber-video-reveals-how-administration-sought-to-hide-obamacare-tax.html

11-12-14

U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/12/us-usa-drugs-un-idUSKCN0IW1GV20141112

11-12-14

Second Video Emerges of Obamacare Architect Calling Americans "Stupid"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/second-video-emerges-of-obamacare-architect-calling-americans-stupid.html

11-12-14

First #CometLanding in history as Rosetta's Philae touches down

http://rt.com/news/204911-rosetta-landing-comet-philae/

11-12-14

CNN Hits New Ratings Low Monday Night

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn-hits-new-ratings-low-monday-night_b245708

11-12-14

Obama Wants to Now Fully Regulate the Internet as a Public Utility

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2014/11/12/obama-wants-to-now-fully-regulate-the-internet-as-a-public-utility/

11-12-14

Russian warships bearing down on Australia

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/25496667/russian-warships-bearing-down-on-australia/

11-12-14

JP Morgan Chase cost US taxpayers millions, had them pay for settlement - Matt Taibbi

http://rt.com/usa/204603-matt-taibbi-us-taxpayers/

 

 

Tuesday 11-11-14

 

 

11-11-14

Just 15 WTF Charts

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-11/just-15-wtf-charts

 

11-11-14

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys first house on Big Island (VIDEO)

http://rt.com/usa/204599-hawaii-volcano-lava-house/

 

11-11-14

Ferguson grand jury decision: Gun sales spike, Missouri Gov vows strong response to protests

http://rt.com/usa/204575-gun-sales-ferguson-verdict/

 

11-11-14

Abbas warns Israel of religious war amid mosque row

http://rt.com/news/204583-palestine-abbas-al-aqsa-hamas/

 

11-11-14

University of Pennsylvania Deletes, Reinstates Obamacare Architect Video After Backlash

http://www.prisonplanet.com/university-of-pennsylvania-deletes-reinstates-obamacare-architect-video-after-backlash.html

 

11-11-14

Obamacare Architect Explains "Stupidity of American Voter" Needed to Pass ACA


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/11/obamacare-architect-explains-stupidity.html

 

11-10-14

Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106#ixzz3IREZ4f00

 

11-10-14

Anyone threatening US petrodollar is public enemy No.1

http://rt.com/op-edge/204063-gorbachev-cold-war-berlin-wall/

 

11-10-14

No more bailouts: BoE chief says banks won’t be saved by taxpayers

http://rt.com/business/204155-taxpayer-bank-bailouts-rules/

 

11-10-14

Abe Approval Tumbles As Majority Say Japan's "Banzainomics" QE Will Have Negative Effects

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-10/abe-approval-tumbles-majority-say-japans-banzainomics-qe-will-have-negative-effects

 

11-10-14

ObamaCare Architect Admits "Lack Of Transparency" Is Huge Advantage Against "Stupidity Of The American Voter"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-10/obamacare-architect-admits-lack-transparency-huge-advantage-against-stupidity-americ

 

11-10-14

Petrodollar Panic? China Signs Currency Swap Deal With Qatar & Canada

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-10/petrodollar-panic-china-signs-currency-swap-deal-qatar-canada

 

11-10-14

 

Bread, Circuses, & Bombs - Decline Of The American Empire, Part 2

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-10/bread-circuses-bombs-decline-american-empire-part-2

 

11-10-14

Bread, Circuses, & Bombs - Decline Of The American Empire

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-23/bread-circuses-bombs-decline-american-empire

 

11-9-14

Peter Schiff’s Message to Switzerland:

‘Save Your Currency and Your Country’

http://goldswitzerland.com/friends-of-sound-money-peter-schiff/

11-9-14

John Hussman: The Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100%

Expect prices to drop by 50% (or more)

http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88702/john-hussman-stock-market-overvalued-100

11-9-14

US Mint Caught Totally Off Guard By EPIC Wave of Silver Demand- Physical Market Screams No Mas!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/us-mint-caught-totally-off-guard-by-epic-silver-demand-physical-market-screams-no-mas/

 

11-9-14

Greenspan's Stunning Admission: "Gold Is Currency; No Fiat Currency, Including the Dollar, Can Match It"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-07/greenspans-stunning-admission-gold-currency-no-fiat-currency-including-dollar-can-ma

 

Thursday 11-6-14

 

 

11-6-14

Large Comex Gold Withdrawal As Paper Price Manipulated Lower

http://srsroccoreport.com/large-comex-gold-withdrawal-as-paper-price-manipulated-lower/large-comex-gold-withdrawal-as-paper-price-manipulated-lower/

 

11-6-14

 

We Have Just Witnessed The Last Gasp Of The Global Economy

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2394-we-have-just-witnessed-the-last-gasp-of-the-global-economy

 

11-6-14

More than 100,000 March Against Bankster Austerity in Brussels

http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-than-100000-march-against-bankster-austerity-in-brussels.html

 

11-6-14

Obama: Dictatorship Is Democracy

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-dictatorship-is-democracy.html

 

11-6-14

*Breaking Alert: US Mint SOLD OUT of Silver Eagles! 2 Million Coin Surplus Sold in Under 2 Hours!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/breaking-alert-us-mint-sold-out-of-silver-eagles-2-million-coin-surplus-sold-in-under-2-hours/

 

11-6-14

What the Heck is the Deal in Macau?

http://wolfstreet.com/2014/11/05/what-the-heck-is-the-deal-in-macau/

 

11-6-14

They try to keep the problem going instead of solving it

http://www.larsschall.com/2014/11/06/they-try-to-keep-the-problem-going-instead-of-solving-it/

 

11-6-14

Central Planners Are In A State of Panic

Japan's black swan flaps its wings

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88617/central-planners-state-panic

 

11-6-14

Former IMF Head's Hedge Fund Goes Bankrupt After Partner Suicide, Fraud

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-06/former-imf-heads-hedge-fund-goes-bankrupt-after-partner-suicide-fraud

 

11-6-14

If You Really Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate, Answer These Questions

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-06/if-you-really-think-it-matters-which-party-controls-senate-answer-these-questions

 

11-4-14

America Votes: The Midterm Elections; Republicans Take Senate, Hold House - Live Feed

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-04/america-votes-midterm-elections/

 

11-4-14

The Caliph fit to join OPEC


By Pepe Escobar

http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-01-311014.html

 

11-4-14

Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over

http://cluborlov.blogspot.fi/2014/10/putin-to-western-elites-play-time-is.html

 

11-4-14

The Pope’s Embrace Of Evolution Brings Us One Step Closer To A One World Religion

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-popes-embrace-of-evolution-brings-us-one-step-closer-to-a-one-world-religion

 

11-4-14

The Pope’s Embrace Of Evolution Brings Us One Step Closer To A One World Religion

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-popes-embrace-of-evolution-brings-us-one-step-closer-to-a-one-world-religion.html

 

11-4-14

Jim Willie: Shanghai Shock to Shatter the Gold Market!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-shanghai-shock-to-shatter-the-gold-market/

 

11-4-14

The LAST Move Before Checkmate…

http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-last-move-before-checkmate/

 

 

11-4-14

Putin to the Western Elites: World War III Is Inevitable

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/11/02/putin-to-the-western-elites-world-war-iii-is-inevitable/

 

11-3-14

Faber: Japan Is Engaged in a Ponzi Scheme

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/faber-japan-is-engaged-in-a-ponzi-scheme-l4AuhCBoRXCz~qff7Vh0~w.html

 

11-3-14


Sisyphean Fed Struggle to Create Inflation; Faber on Gross' Deflation Theory, Japan's Bond Ponzi Scheme, and Gold

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/11/sisyphean-fed-struggle-to-create.html

 

10-31-14

It’s the Debt, Stupid!

David Chapman
Posted Oct 31, 2014

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/chapman_d/chapman_d_103114.html

 

10-27-14

MH17 might have been shot down from air – chief Dutch investigator

http://rt.com/news/199891-dutch-investigation-mh17-crash/

 

 

10-28-14

ISIS: America’s Terrorist Mercenaries

http://journal-neo.org/2014/10/28/isis-america-s-terrorist-mercenaries/

 

 

10-28-14

The Redirection

Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?

By

Seymour M. Hersh

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/03/05/the-redirection?currentPage=all

 

 

10-28-14

Libyan Terrorists Are Invading Syria

US, British, NATO, and GCC are arming and funding the foreign invasion of Syria - Western media providing increasingly tenuous "revolutionary" cover.

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/08/libyan-terrorists-are-invading-syria.html

 

 

Thursday 10-23-14

 

 

10-23-14

WHO IS ISIS?

made in USA

Oil Sales Through Turkey Help Fuel Islamic State: US Treasury Department

http://en.ria.ru/world/20141023/194505334/Oil-Sales-Through-Turkey-Help-Fuel-Islamic-State-US-Treasury.html

10-23-14

 

REMEMBER MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH-17 ?

CAUSE FOR WW III ?

Hmmmmmm ---

German MP: "Germany Has No Evidence of Who Shot Down MH17, Sanctions Russia Anyways"

http://en.ria.ru/interview/20141014/194062719/German-MP-Germany-Has-No-Evidence-of-Who-Shot-Down-MH17.html

10-23-14

US might send special forces to Syria: Analyst

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/23/383355/us-might-send-special-forces-to-syria/

 

vw comment:  repeat after me, "No boots on the ground, I promise;  really I do".

10-23-14

Sen. Wyden slams CIA for trying to censor torture report

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/23/383331/cia-blasted-for-censoring-torture-report/

 

vw comment:  the report could cause harm to our troops?  But, the actual activities and the failure to hold anyone accountable and to prosecute wrongdoers for their heinous crimes is, apparently, not a problem ?  Really --- ? =

a classic textbook example of "clownism", if ever there was one !!

10-23-14

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos

http://rt.com/usa/198056-abu-ghraib-obama-torture/

vw comment:  it's o.k. to commit all of these abhorrent crimes, while no one takes any responsibility, and with no accountability, whatsoever.  But, my, oh, my, what will the children think ?

This is one of the most absurd arguments I have ever heard.  "Clownism" run amuck, in the worst way conceivable.  Or is it just me ? 

10-23-14

Ottawa gunman ‘privately-educated’ son of Canada immigration chief, parents shocked

http://rt.com/news/198636-canada-muslim-immigration-chief/

 

vw comment:  why does this have so many eerie parallels with the Norway shooting incident several years ago ?  Complete with initial reports of several gunmen, the perpetrator being obviously mentally ill, use of mind-altering psych drugs, and even the son of a high ranking government official ?  And that with the "coincidence" that the sad excuse of what passes for a "government" just happened to be pushing hard for closely related draconican legislation at the very location and time of the crime ?   That's an awful lot of coincidences, folks?  Just like the series of shootings, here in the USA, which "coincidentally" coincided with another push to take away guns from millions of law-abiding citizens.

10-23-14

Pentagon admits weapons-drop fail as anti-ISIS operation hits $424mn

http://rt.com/news/198388-weapons-islamic-kurdish-us/

 

vw comment:  good Al Qaeda?  or bad Al Qaeda?  Good ISIS?  or bad ISIS?  Coming to your neighborhood soon?  Really ? Gee, I wonder ---

Bankrolled by good Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE ?  or bad Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE ?  and good USA?  or bad USA ?

10-23-14

Eurozone crisis might not be over, S&P warns

http://rt.com/business/198620-eurozone-crisis-sp-over/

 

vw comment:  NOT EVEN CLOSE !! to being over.  Repeat after me, "The best is yet to come !"

10-23-14

New York Times

Tries and Fails to Cover Up Extensive Links to ISIS by Senator McCain, Chairman of the International Republican Institute, National Endowment For Democracy

http://tarpley.net/new-york-times-fails-to-cover-up-extensive-links-to-isis-by-senator-mccain/

 

vw comment:  good John M ?  or bad John M ?

10-23-14

DSK partner leaps to his death

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/10/dsk-partner-leaps-to-death/

 

vw comment:  that's an awful lot of Goldman Sachs potential witnesses falling off of buildings.  How do you know he wasn't PUSHED !  or THROWN ?  How could you know, if you weren't there watching ?  So, why so sure, so fast ?  What's wrong with this picture ?  And why the partner, instead of DSK, himself.  Oh, that's right, he likes to rape hotel maids and get away with it.  No need for him to fall or jump ?

10-23-14

Keiser Report: Market Cycle Horrors (E670)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76YM5l1XzuQ

vw comment: good interview in second half (right after Stacy comments).

10-22-14

Project Prophecy 2.0 with Jim Rickards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le73sWDlhz4

 

vw comments:  overall very good interview.  I want to take exception, however, to his claims that he is spotting China and Russia acting in advance of later actions, which clearly consisted of very aggressove actions taken by the USA, and NOT Russia and China.  He has taken two successive events and claimed cause and effect, where there is little or none.  He is a lawyer and most definitely should KNOW BETTER.  Just because two things happen in succession does not prove cause and effect.  Here, Russia and China have been told that they cannot unload their U.S. Treasurys and are stuck with them.  China, very ingeneiously, began, about two and one-half years ago, to use them as collateral for mines and factories, and real estate, etc., until the threat to their own holdings was minimized.  Then continued accumulating all of the gold they can get their hands on, while U.S. controlled COMEX artificially suppressed the price, the entire time, thereby assisting them.  Simultaneously, Russia joined together with China, and India to form the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and then recently added the BRICS nations into their economic union.  It has ALL been thoroughly documented, as it happened in real time.  Much ink has been spilt over this issue.  It is hard to beleive that Mr. RIckards does not know this.  So, he is disingenuous at best, if I give him the benefit of a doubt, which I don't think I should be doing.  So, I ask myself, what is his REAL agenda.  He is blowing his own horn quite a bit, but without reason.  And I am sure that military establishment policy makers know this as well as I do.  So, what's the game, anyway, Jim?  Lots of public appearances to prepare you for IMF attempts to take over the entire central banking system to bring you a one world currency.  What's wrong with that picture, anyway ?  And claiming that it is inevitable ?  Really --- ?

10-22-14

The Dollar Reigns Supreme, by Default

Finance & Development, March 2014, Vol. 51, No. 1

Eswar Prasad

https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2014/03/prasad.htm

 

vw comment:  here is the IMF article referenced above, in the Jim Rickards interview.

10-23-14

Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

By Julian Assange

http://www.newsweek.com/assange-google-not-what-it-seems-279447?piano_d=1

 

vw comment:  there is a lot of verbiage to give background in the first 2/3 of this article.  The "meat and potatoes" are toward the end.  Just read the first sentence of each paragraph, until you get about 3/4 of the way through, then you will find the conclusions and reasons for them.  After that, then go back and re-read if interested in every little detail. 

10-23-14

EXCLUSIVE: Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-23/exclusive-was-ebola-accidentally-released-bioweapons-lab-west-africa

 

vw comment:  GOOD QUESTION ! with very disturbing ramifications.  Reminds me of SARS coming out of an area which is well known for having numerous unregulated biotech labs in China.  Yet, no mention of this was made in any of the news stories I read.  Instead, blaming it on eating of Civets cats.  Which had been eaten for centuries, and, likely continue to be eaten.  But, with no SARS.  I only found out these facts about the province at issue by researching on the internet.  It took all of ten minutes !!  I guess the news writers were too busy to do even the most cursory examination of facts.

10-23-14

It’s a green back for a reason!!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-23/it%E2%80%99s-green-back-reason

 

vw comment:  DITTO !  Couldn't agree more.

 

10-23-14

George Soros Slams Putin, Warns Of "Existential Threat" From Russia, Demands $20 Billion From IMF In "Russia War Effort"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-23/george-soros-slams-putin-warns-existential-threat-russia

 

vw comment:  I sadly must confess that I used to respect this man.  But, alas, no more.  He is evil incarnate, and has a lot of gaul to make the comments he is making, in light of his very dark recent past history.  What a loser !!  If I may say so.  He has stepped right out of the book of Revelation, it would seem.  He having caused the death, bloodshed, and displacement of more widows and orphans than most people in history.  And all for what ?  $$$, or should I say 666 ?  Talmudic Zionist trying to  assist and enable the wholesale enslavement of the Goyim ?  Hmmmmm ---

 

10-23-14

 

Van Hoisington And The Fed's Bubble: "Overtrading" And "Discredit" Always End In "Revulsion"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-23/van-hoisington-and-feds-bubble-overtrading-and-discredit-always-end-revulsion

 

10-23-14

Van Hoisington Q3

https://www.scribd.com/doc/244150697/Van-Hoisington-Q3

 

10-23-14

Everything You Need To Know About Blue Chip Earnings In One (Ugly) Table

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-23/everything-you-need-know-about-blue-chip-earnings-one-ugly-table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10-22-14

 

 

10-22-14

Another Pension Scandal – The Crony Love Affair Between North Carolina, Credit Suisse and Erskine Bowles

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/10/22/another-pension-scandal-the-crony-love-affair-between-north-carolina-credit-suisse-and-erskine-bowles/

 

10-22-14

More Foreign Policy Incompetence – U.S. Humanitarian Aid is Going Directly to ISIS

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/10/21/more-foreign-policy-incompetence-u-s-humanitarian-aid-is-going-directly-to-isis/

 

10-22-14

Saxo Bank CIO Jakobsen Predicts Another "Shock Drop" in Markets; Addicted to Cheap Money


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/10/saxo-bank-cio-jakobsen-predicts-another.html

 

10-22-14

Jakobsen: Another 'shock drop' is coming and it's coming soon

https://www.tradingfloor.com/posts/jakobsen-another-shock-drop-is-coming-and-its-coming-soon-2142996?utm_source=TradingFloor.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=TF4_FeaturedArticle

 

10-22-14

#TradingDebates

Trading Volatility and Performance

London's British Museum, October 22, 12:30 - 18:00 BST

https://www.tradingfloor.com/topics/trading-debates

 

10-22-14

#TradingDebates: China 'replicates' West's mistakes: panel

https://www.tradingfloor.com/posts/tradingdebates-china-replicates-wests-mistakes-panel-2154526

 

10-22-14

#TradingDebates: Wolf is bearish on markets

https://www.tradingfloor.com/posts/tradingdebates-wolf-is-bearish-on-markets-2153885

 

10-22-14

US Airdrops Load of Weapons Into Hands of ISIS

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/10/us-airdrops-load-of-weapons-into-hands.html

 

10-22-14

Isis apparently takes control of US weapons airdrop intended for Kurds

· Pentagon admits one of 28 loads missing and blames wind
· Turkey criticises arms airdrops saying the strategy will never lead to desired results

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/22/isis-us-airdrop-weapons-pentagon

 

10-22-14

[Infographic] The Torture Architects

https://www.aclu.org/national-security/infographic-torture-architects

 

10-22-14

100% of Mainstream Interest Rate Theory is Wrong

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-22/100-mainstream-interest-rate-theory-wrong

 

10-22-14

It’s Not Just Spying – How The NSA Has Turned Into A Giant Profit Center For Corrupt Insiders

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-22/it%E2%80%99s-not-just-spying-%E2%80%93-how-nsa-has-turned-giant-profit-center-corrupt-insiders

 

 

 

 

Monday 10-20-14

 

 

some preliminary comments:  things have been eerily quiet for the past several weeks.  One can only wonder what kind of evil is being cooked up right now.  It seems that one day Malaysian flight MH-17 is the "flying Lusitania", being used as the causus belli for WWIII, then a few days later, it is as if it never even happened at all.  Of course, not before it is reported that it is the U.S. "puppets" who are the probable perpetrators.  Now, Ebola is all the rage.  You will kindly notice how little pandemic is actually taking place, and how little is being done to quarantine regions, or stop suspected carriers of the virus from traveling.  Something just doesn't smell right about all of this, yes?  It is claimed that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) holds a patent on this very same virus, while profiting from sales of vaccines from the very same virus, at the very same time.  I can't help but be reminded of that weird creation of a virus that was in Mexico right after Hillary Clinton paid them a visit, several years ago.  Part human, part swine, and part avian.  It has labaoratory written all over it.  Remember how they were killing all of the pigs down there?  Or have you conveniently forgotten that, just like flight MH-17?  Do the words "mind control" mean anything to you?  I feel like we are in the eye of a hurricane.  One day I am feverishly collecting news articles that are coming at me like a whirlwind, and then several weeks later it is hard to find enough worthy material to fill up one blog post for one week.  That is why there are so many fewer articles during past weeks/months.  Not because I am passing fewer along, but because there are fewer to pass along.  I watch, every day, and night for information which I feel is useful for making business decisions.  I even watch while traveling, inside the country, or outside it.  I continuously collect links to information, and hope to pass all of them along to you.  Hope you enjoy.  w/love  vw  11:36 a.m. 10-20-14

 

10-19-14

John V. Walsh: The Rule for Respectable Commentary

 

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/10/15/john-v-walsh-the-rule-for-respectable-commentary/

 

[vw comment: the suggestions toward the end of this little essay remind me of a story I would like to share with you. I spent about twenty years traveling, mostly, all over the northern hemisphere of this planet, with my mom and step-father (who was a retired WWII U.S. Army Captain, and an upper level administrator at the Pacific MIssile Range, at Point Mugu, California, during the height of the Cold War). Both were bigtime history students who wanted me to see firsthand what they had spent their entire lives learning about. It was during these travels that I read numerous foreign newspapers. I was always astonished at how different the news from the world press was from the news which I was used to reading at home, in California, USA. At home the Federal Reserve does no wrong. But abroad, they would make what I considered to be valid criticisms, from an economics point of view. Our politicians are sacred, at home. Abroad, they are just another set of greedy, self-serving men, no different from what they had been watching for thousands of years. At home, one hundred years ago was considered ancient history. In contrast, I was at Gdansk, Poland (Danzig, of WWII) for the one thousandth anniversary of the city. I slept and ate in castles and hotels that were of the same age and older. Gives one a very different perspective from what I had learned in the public schools of my home state. Finally, with the advent of the World Wide Web, in 1990, I began searching for the various news outlets on the net that I would read, while on the ground in various different countries. It is from this that I have come up with various collections of sources of fairly reliable news over the years. I am telling all of this to explain why I fully concur with what Mr. Walsh has to say about reading news from other regions of the world if you want to get a fuller picture of what is going on. Especially since 9/11, after which many of the best news sources were turned into entertainment outlets, instead of news outlets. It has only become more and more difficult to locate anything worth knowing about, regarding matters which are of the most urgent concern to you and me, or, at least should be; apart from blatant propaganda and outright lies and much obfuscation pretending to be newsworthy, which are of course, NOT worth knowing about, and certainly NOT newsworthy.  If you really want to know what is going on, you have to travel and see for yourself.  A great recent example was the austerity riots, which were supposedly going on in Athens, Greece, several years ago.  Upon arriving there, the first thing I asked the cab driver at the airport is whether we should turn around and get back on the plane before we are mobbed and murdered in cold blood.  He laughed as he explained that everything that you see on television is all coming from the front of one hotel, where all of the journalists are staying.  The crowds gather there for the cameras.  And, occasionally, at a nearby plaza, to make it look even bigger.  I went and saw this charade for myself.  There is nothing like seeing it to make you believe it.  And this is what passes for news, as all of the know-it-alls around you are far too happy to render an opinion on world affairs of which they actually know nothing about.  Truly amazing.   "Caveat emptor" (buyer beware), as they say.]

 

10-19-14

Why The Argentinean Situation Should Make You Buy Gold

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-19/why-argentinean-situation-should-make-you-buy-gold

 

10-19-14

Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia – report

http://rt.com/news/197316-germany-blames-militia-crash/

 

10-19-14

NPLs of banks rebounded to 16.59%. Seven points higher than in the 1994 crisis

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gurusblog.com%2Farchives%2Fmorosidad-banca-agosto-2014%2F18%2F10%2F2014%2F&edit-text=

 

10-19-14

Challenge to Keynesians "Prove Rising Prices Provide an Overall Economic Benefit"

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/10/challenge-to-keynesians-prove-rising.html

 

10-16-14

MY CRUSADE TO FEND OFF

PERMANENT GOLD BACKWARDATION

Antal E. Fekete

New Austrian School of Economics

http://www.professorfekete.com/articles%5CAEFReminiscenses1.pdf

 

10-16-14

 

Dow Drops 6th Day - Longest Losing Streak In 14 Months

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-16/dow-drops-6th-day-longest-losing-streak-14-months

 

10-15-14

2nd Dallas nurse with Ebola flew with 132 passengers day before showing symptoms

http://rt.com/usa/196220-second-texas-nurse-ebola/

 

10-15-14

Reality of No Economic Recovery Means Collapse-John Williams

 

Interview

http://usawatchdog.com/reality-of-no-economic-recovery-means-collapse-john-williams/

 

10-15-14

12 Charts That Show The Permanent Damage That Has Been Done To The U.S. Economy

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/12-charts-that-show-the-permanent-damage-that-has-been-done-to-the-u-s-economy

 

10-15-14

"Secret Scheme To Manipulate The Price Of Silver" - Lawsuits Against Banks Proceed

http://www.goldcore.com/goldcore_blog/Secret_Scheme_To_Manipulate_The_Price_Of_Silver_Lawsuits_Against_Banks_Proceed

 

10-14-14

Alabama pastor admits he has AIDS, slept with church members

 

http://rt.com/usa/196020-alabama-pastor-aids-sex/

 

(vw comment: and you wonder why I am so suspicious of "Churchianity", with all of their mammon worshipping, flag waving, war mongering, seeking-after-wordly-power, "Israel first" hucksters who claim to be able to dispense salvation by means of an "altar call" ?   Well, don't think too hard, or you'll probably get a massive headache, like mine.)

 

10-12-14

Understanding Asset Bubbles - Crash Course Chapter 17

Why they form & how they pop

 

video presentation

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87966/understanding-asset-bubbles-crash-course-chapter-17

10-12-14

PM Fund Manager Explains How Bullion Banks Can Continue PM Manipulation

http://www.silverdoctors.com/pm-fund-manager-explains-how-bullion-banks-can-continue-pm-manipulation/

10-12-14

Americans are sick and tired of Saudi Arabia: US senator

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/13/382014/america-sick-and-tired-of-saudi-arabia/

 

(vw comment: maybe this headline should read "Saudis are sick and tired of U.S. senators". What do you think?)

 

10-12-14

You Can See This Collapse Coming A Mile Away-James Rickards

Interview

http://usawatchdog.com/you-can-see-this-collapse-coming-a-mile-away-james-rickards/

 

(vw comment: this is a very interesting interview by someone who knows very well what he is talking about. Far different from most persons who talk about these subjects. I have read both of his books. I got both of them on the first day they were available on Amazon.com. That is to say, I was watching and waiting for them, because I consider them to be that important. And I can highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in such matters. He speaks very fast, because he thinks very fast. This interview is well worth listening to several times. Although, just for the purpose of full disclosure, I should tell you that I do not agree with everything that he says. And I am suspicious of his motives. That does not make what he has to say any less important, however, where I am concerned. Hope you enjoy.)

 

10-12-14

"Prepare For Runs", IMF Warns Policymakers Of "Elevated Financial Stability & Liquidity Risks"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-12/prepare-runs-imf-warns-policymakers-elevated-financial-stability-liquidity-risks

 

10-12-14

June 2001 Bioterror Exercise Foreshadowed 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-12/june-2001-bioterror-exercise-foreshadowed-911-and-anthrax-attacks

 

10-12-14

China Claims US Behind Hong Kong Protests

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-12/china-claims-us-behind-hong-kong-protests

 

 

 Friday 10-3-14

 

 

10-3-14

Turkish President Erdogan tells conference: 'I am increasingly against the internet every day'

Turkish leaders blamed media for 'distorting' recent events

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkish-president-erdogan-tells-conference-i-am-increasingly-against-the-internet-every-day-9772048.html?printService=print

 

vw comment:  Listen, I think I can hear him now --- "we hateses this evil nasty light --- my preccccious --- ". How is any modern, even half-educated person, supposed to take these persons seriously?  They are like a REALLY BAD horror movie that just goes on and on and on without ever ending.

 

10-3-14

Did America Fake Imminent Terror Threats To Justify Bombing Syria?

(short answer, Yes !!)

http://original.antiwar.com/ted_snider/2014/10/03/did-america-fake-imminent-terrorist-attacks-to-justify-bombing-syria-2/

10-3-14

 

Biden Accuses Saudis, Turkey of Starting Syria Proxy War

Allies the 'Biggest Problem' for US in Syria

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/10/03/biden-accuses-saudis-turkey-of-starting-syria-proxy-war/

 

vw comment:  categorize this under sociopathic/pathological liar for hire won't take responsibility for his own actions, especially during mid-term elections, with EVERYTHING this administration has touched turning into --- well, you know ---.  I call it the "reverse King Midas touch", where instead of everything they touch turning into gold, it turns into feces, if you get my drift.

10-3-14

 

Judge orders Guantánamo Bay force-feeding videos to be released

Judge orders US government to prepare public versions of 28 videos showing force-feeding of hunger-striking Syrian detainee

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/03/guantanamo-force-feeding-videos-released

 

vw comment:  I am just SOOOO thankful that "we don't do torture", or this would really have me worried.  Because, you must admit, shoving huge plastic tubes unnecessarily up someone's nose sure does sound and look like torture.  So, just close your eyes, and look the other way, and go to your homes, and be good little sheeple, people.  I would sooooo hate this to interfere with your latest ball games and dancing with the stars and colosseum-style bombings of innocent children and elderly women and men in foreign lands, live on tv, for your viewing pleasure.  They should have done what they were told.  Then, just maybe, we wouldn't have bombed them into a flaming oblivion.  Oh, and where are the pictures of the unbelievably disfigured melted and charred bodies, anyway?  Oh, that wouldn't be as fun and exciting to talk about at your cocktail parties, now, would it?  But never forgetting!  What goes around comes around.  And I can only shudder to think what MUST be headed our way, if there is any justice, whatsoever, left in this evil, decaying world. Remembering "God will not be mocked". Even though this looks an awful lot like an attempt at that, to me.

10-3-14

Confronting Barbarism: ISIS, the United States and the Consequences of Torture

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26540-confronting-barbarism-isis-the-united-states-and-the-consequences-of-torture

10-3-14

Thousands of Abu Ghraib photos set for release

A federal judge ruled the Defense Department failed to show how the photos would endanger military personnel.

REUTERS Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:29 AM

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/thousands-abu-ghraib-photos-set-release-article-1.1919978

10-3-14

After Feigning Love for Egyptian Democracy, U.S. Back To Openly Supporting Tyranny

By

Glenn Greenwald

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/02/feigned-american-support-egyptian-democracy-lasted-roughly-six-weeks/

 

 

10-3-14

Why America's Not Ready For An Ebola Outbreak (In 1 Photo)

--- Because nothing says "safety precautions" like rolled-up sleeves on a HazMat suit...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-03/why-americas-not-ready-ebola-outbreak-1-photo

 

10-3-14

Russia completes ratification of Eurasian Economic Union, as Putin signs law

http://rt.com/business/192956-russia-putin-law-economicunion/

 

10-3-14

Sweden to become first EU country to officially recognize State of Palestine

http://rt.com/news/192904-sweden-to-recognize-palestine/

 

10-3-14

Panetta accuses Obama of rushing retreat from Iraq at all costs

http://rt.com/usa/192940-panetta-obama-iraq-retreat/

 

10-3-14

WHO IS ISIS?

made in USA

 

Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of ISIS

http://rt.com/news/192880-biden-isis-us-allies/

 

10-3-14

Federal Judge Smacks CalPERS on Sanctity of Pensions; CalPERS Liens Null and Void


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/10/federal-judge-smacks-calpers-on.html

 

10-3-14

Boots On the Ground: Turkish Parliament Passes Syrian Invasion Resolution

http://www.prisonplanet.com/boots-on-the-ground-turkish-parliament-passes-syrian-invasion-resolution.html

 

10-3-14

Liberia imposes media restrictions on 'invasive' Ebola coverage

http://news.yahoo.com/liberia-imposes-media-restrictions-invasive-ebola-coverage-133629299--business.html

 

10-3-14

Hong Kong Protest: Another CIA-Coordinated ‘Revolution’ In The Making

http://www.storyleak.com/hong-kong-protest-another-cia-coordinated-revolution-in-the-making/

 

10-3-14

Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims

http://www.prisonplanet.com/poverty-report-contradicts-gdp-claims.html

 

10-3-14

The Economic Implications Of A Potential Ebola Pandemic In The United States

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-economic-implications-of-a-potential-ebola-pandemic-in-the-united-states

 

 

10-3-14

 

Judge: IRS Obamacare Rule ‘Is Arbitrary, Capricious, and Abuse of Discretion’

http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-irs-obamacare-rule-is-arbitrary-capricious-and-abuse-of-discretion.html

 

10-3-14

Hong Kong Protest Another CIA-Coordinated ‘Revolution’ In The Making

http://www.prisonplanet.com/hong-kong-protest-another-cia-coordinated-revolution-in-the-making.html

 

10-3-14

Dallas Paramedic Slams Health Officials; Was Not Informed Of Ebola Diagnosis; Drove Contaminated Ambulance For 2 Days

Says reports of officials tracking those potentially contaminated are "bull crap"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/paramedic-in-dallas-slams-health-officials-was-not-informed-of-patients-ebola-diagnosis-drove-around-contaminated-ambulance-for-2-days.html

 

10-3-14

Dallas Paramedic: We Weren’t Contacted After Working in Ebola Exposed Ambulance

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/10/2/Dallas-Paramedic-We-Werent-Contacted-After-Working-in-Ebola-Exposed-Ambulance

 

10-3-14

Boss, Coworkers of US Ebola Patient: He Knew He Had Ebola, US Trip Was 'Desperate Attempt to Survive'

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/03/Boss-Coworkers-of-US-Ebola-Patient-He-Knew-He-Had-Ebola-US-Trip-Was-Desperate-Attempt-to-Survive

 

10-3-14

US Government Is Funding The Hong Kong "Student Protests"

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/10/01/us-government-funding-hong-kong-student-protests/

 

10-3-14

HONG KONG - the Western Elites get to work on CHINA'S "ACHILLES HEEL"...

http://www.clivemaund.com/article.php?art_id=3298

 

10-2-14

10-2-14 [Past] Peak Housing

http://mhanson.com/archives/1674

 

9-30-14

FEDGATE: Whistleblower’s Secret Tapes Threaten to Expose Federal Reserve

http://ftmdaily.com/global-issues/federal-reserve-fraud/fedgate-whistleblowers-secret-tapes-threaten-to-expose-federal-reserve/

 

Peak Debt—-Why The Keynesian Money Printers Are Done

by

David Stockman

http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/peak-debt-why-the-keynsian-money-printers-are-done/

 

9-30-14

China Is a Paper Tiger

The Hong Kong rising underscores China’s fragility

by

Justin Raimondo

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/09/30/china-is-a-paper-tiger/

 

9-30-14

 

Attack of the Five Monarchies

An Alliance of Dictators and Despots

http://original.antiwar.com/rannie-amiri/2014/09/30/attack-of-the-five-monarchies/

9-30-14

Singapore Becoming Global Gold Hub – Launches Kilo Bar Contract And Gold ATMs


http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/09/singapore-becoming-global-gold-hub-launches-kilo-bar-contract-and-gold-atms/

9-30-14

 

Why Is China Hoarding Gold? Alan Greenspan Explains

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-30/why-china-hoarding-gold-alan-greenspan-explains

9-30-14

 

"Russia Could Ditch Dollar In 2-3 Years"; Deputy PM Warns Nuclear Subs "Could Reach Any Country On Any Continent"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-30/russia-could-ditch-dollar-2-3-years-deputy-pm-warns-nuclear-subs-could-reach-any-cou

 

 

 

9-22-14

 

Video of the Day – This is What Happens When You Try to Exercise Your Constitutional Rights in Illinois

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/09/22/video-of-the-day-this-is-what-happens-when-you-try-to-exercise-your-constitutional-rights-in-illinois/

9-22-14

INFOGRAPHIC: Keynesian vs. Austrian Economics

http://theaustrianinsider.com/infographic-keynesian-vs-austrian-economics/

9-22-14

 

On The Breakdown Of Nations

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-22/breakdown-nations

 

 

Thursday 9-25-14

 

 

9-25-14

Russian parliament ratifies agreement on Eurasian Economic Union

The union plans free movement of goods, services, capital and labour as an extension of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/751398

9-25-14

5 U.S. Banks Each Have More Than 40 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-25/5-us-banks-each-have-more-40-trillion-dollars-exposure-derivatives

9-25-14

 

WHO IS ISIS?

made in USA

by Demagogueocrats

and Republicants

The Khorasans: As Fake As the Kardashians

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-25/khorasans-fake-kardashians

9-25-14

Central Banking Is The Problem, Not The Solution

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-25/central-banking-problem-not-solution

 

 Tuesday 9-23-14

 

9-23-14

BREAD, CIRCUSES & BOMBS – DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/09/22/bread-circuses-bombs-decline-of-the-american-empire/

"The American Empire will not be murdered by an external force because it is too busy committing suicide. The moneyed interests, corporate oligarchs and their hand-picked politician front men see themselves as conquering heroes. Their colossal hubris and arrogance is only matched by the ignorance, gullibility, quivering fear of bogeymen, and susceptibility to propaganda of the general populace"

 

9-23-14

Could Low Oil Prices Point To A Debt Bubble Collapse?

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/Could-Low-Oil-Prices-Point-To-A-Debt-Bubble-Collapse.html

9-23-14

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/schiff/schiff092314/2.jpg

 

9-23-14

"But the Obama-Kerry duo took a leaf out of neo-cons' book and came up with a novel strategy to deal with the changed circumstances of the Syrian conflict: they are now asking the US Congress to give them more money, and to allow them to send more arms to the "moderate Syrian rebels" who would then beat back both the regime and the Jihadists.

That indeed is an attempt to test the credulity of the reader. But they will succeed, like they and their predecessors have succeeded on numerous past occasions. The reader is too misinformed and too busy in earning bread and butter; and the corporate media is a very powerful tool in the hands of vested interests and the entrenched forces of structural injustice; so much so that it can create a parallel reality where war appears as "humanitarian intervention" and hardcore jihadis as innocuous-sounding "Syrian rebels".
"

 

How Syrian jihad spawned Islamic State

http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-01-220914.html


 

 

Sunday 9-21-14

9-21-14

Families of German victims of MH17 crash to sue Ukraine

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/europe/story/families-german-victims-mh17-crash-sue-ukraine-lawyer-20140921

9-21-14

Why Obama’s ISIS Strategy is Incoherent

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/21/why-obamas-isis-strategy-incoherent

9-21-14

Is Obama really going back to war with a worse legal rationale than Bush? He still won't say

Whatever the administration’s tortured and torture architect-approved logic for combatting Isis, one thing is clear: the public isn’t allowed to see it

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/20/obama-war-legal-rationale-isis

9-21-14

NATO vs. ISIS?

By

Eric Margolis

http://www.unz.com/emargolis/nato-vs-isis/

9-21-14

Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy Change

A new administration only gave interventionism a confused, humanitarian face-lift.

By Philip Giraldi

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/obamas-failed-foreign-policy-change/

9-21-14

WHO IS ISIS?

made in US !!

Samantha Power: Syrian Rebels' Training Will Also Aid in Fight Against Assad

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/samantha-power-syrian-rebels-training-will-also-aid-fight-against-n208231

9-21-14

Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control

http://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?a=1012

9-21-14

Congress Votes for More War in the Middle East

by

Ron Paul

http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2014/09/21/congress-votes-for-more-war-in-the-middle-east/

9-21-14

Apocalypse Now – Or Apocalypse Later

by

Justin Raimondo

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/09/21/apocalypse-now-or-apocalypse-later/

9-21-14

Jim Willie: The Crash Heard Round the World- Saudis to Reject USD for Oil Payments

http://www.silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-the-crash-heard-round-the-world-saudis-to-reject-usd-for-oil-payments/

 

9-21-14

Assets & Liabilities - Crash Course Chapter 14

Why the US is deeply insolvent

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14

9-21-14

ECB Executive Board Urges Germany to Borrow and Spend


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/09/ecb-executive-board-urges-germany-to.html

9-21-14

 

The Fed Then And Now – Remembering William McChesney Martin, Jr.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-21/fed-then-and-now-%E2%80%93-remembering-william-mcchesney-martin-jr

 

9-21-14

 

The 4C’s That Never Happened - And Those That Did

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-21/4c%E2%80%99s-never-happened-and-those-did

9-21-14

 

The People On This Photo Have A Warning For The Market: There Is "A Build Up Of Excessive Risk"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-21/people-photo-have-warning-market-there-build-excessive-risk

 

9-21-14

The Fallacy Of US Dollar "Strength"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-21/fallacy-us-dollar-strength

9-21-14

 

The PetroYuan Cometh: China Docks Navy Destroyer In Iran's Strait Of Hormuz Port

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-21/petroyuan-cometh-china-docks-navy-destroyer-irans-strait-hormuz-port

9-21-14

Chart Of The Day: 150 Years Of Global Monetary Policy

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-21/chart-day-150-years-global-monetary-policy

9-21-14

Sanction-Drunk West Forgets to Target ISIS Sponsors

http://journal-neo.org/2014/09/21/sanction-drunk-west-forgets-to-target-isis-sponsors/

 

NOTE:  As you are about to find out, my new layout turns out to be backwards. 

As I collected the various articles,  I added them to the bottom of the list. 

This makes it backwards when it is posted here. 

I will correct this in future posts.

With my apologies. 

vw  11:20 p.m. Sunday 9-21-14

 

 

Saturday 9-20-14

 

9-17-14

 

Top U.S. Military Official Admits: Our Arab Allies Are Funding ISIS

http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-u-s-military-official-admits-our-arab-allies-are-funding-isis.html

9-17-14

Hillary Clinton Bombshell: Whistle Blower Tells Investigators That State Department Shredded Benghazi Records

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/hillary-clinton-bombshell-whistle-blower-tells-investigators-state-department-shredded-benghazi-records_09162014

9-17-14

MIT/DARPA: "Cheetah" Robot Runs and Jumps, Untethered, Across Grass

http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=44953

9-17-14

US House passes bill to audit Federal Reserve

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/18/379094/us-house-passes-audit-the-fed-bill/

 

9-18-14

Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/2014/09/17/2612af58-3ed2-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

 

9-18-14

"Stocks Are More Crash-Prone Than Ever," Fleckenstein Slams "Fed's Idiot Policies"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-18/stocks-are-more-crash-prone-ever-fleckenstein-slams-feds-idiot-policies

9-18-14

Kerry an intellectually dishonest person: Rand Paul

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/18/379187/kerry-an-intellectually-dishonest-man/

9-18-14

Episode 294 – Crashes of Convenience: MH17

http://www.corbettreport.com/episode-294-crashes-of-convenience-mh17/

9-19-14

This Pension Fund Is Daytrading Your Retirement Funds, With Up To 500% Leverage

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-19/pension-fund-daytrading-your-retirement-funds-500-leverage

9-19-14

Dutch MH17 Investigation Omits US "Intel"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/dutch-mh17-investigation-omits-us-intel.html

9-19-14

"

Preliminary Report: Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17″

http://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/uploads/phase-docs/701/b3923acad0ceprem-rapport-mh-17-en-interactief.pdf

9-19-14

Dutch MH17 Investigation Omits US "Intel"

http://journal-neo.org/2014/09/19/dutch-mh17-investigation-omits-us-intel/

9-19-14

 

MH17 crash: Dutch experts say numerous objects hit plane

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29119024

9-19-14

 

Monetary Policy Killing the System

By: Jim Willie CB,

GoldenJackass.com

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldenJackass/1411156860.php

9-20-14

 

There is no parallel between ISIL and Viet Cong: Don DeBar

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/21/379452/isil-is-construct-of-cia-us-journalist/

 

9-20-14

 

Bill Fleckenstein: President of Fleckenstein Capital

interview

http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2014/9/21_Bill_Fleckenstein.html

 

9-20-14

 

Fleckenstein: Market Is More Crash-Prone Than Ever

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/video/2014/09/19/fleckenstein_market_is_more_crash-prone_than_ever.html

 

9-20-14

 

Russia FinMin Calls For Shift Away From US Treasurys Into BRIC Bonds, Settlement In Non-Dollar Currencies

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-20/russia-finmin-calls-shift-away-us-treasurys-bric-bonds-settlement-non-dollar-currenc

 

9-20-14

9/11 & Iraq Revisited: Remembering How We Were Lied Into War

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/09/19/911-iraq-revisited-remembering-how-we-were-lied-into-war/

 

9-20-14

 

Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/world/middleeast/suspicions-run-deep-in-iraq-that-cia-and-the-islamic-state-are-united.html?_r=0

 

9-20-14

 

09/18/14 Michael Scheuer

interview

Michael Scheuer, former Chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden Issue Station, discusses why the US is fighting a global war against Islam; the strengths of Al Qaeda’s second generation fighters; and why we shouldn’t overreact to the gruesome beheading videos.

http://scotthorton.org/interviews/2014/09/18/091814-michael-scheuer/

 

9-20-14

 

09/18/14 James Bamford

interview

James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory, discusses the 43 refuseniks in Israel’s Unit 8200 (NSA equivalent) who object to spying on ordinary Palestinians and the occupation in general.

http://scotthorton.org/interviews/2014/09/18/091814-james-bamford/

 

 

 

Tuesday 9-16-14

 

9-14-14

Debt - Crash Course Chapter 13

There's just too damn much of it

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87309/debt-crash-course-chapter-13

9-15-14

KOHL’S & THE REST OF THE RETAILERS ARE IN DEEP DOO DOO

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/09/13/kohls-the-rest-of-the-retailers-are-in-deep-doo-doo/

9-15-14

Japanese Yen Heading For Hyperinflation

http://howfiatdies.blogspot.com/2014/09/japanese-yen-heading-for-hyperinflation.html

 

9-15-14

Rand Paul: Arming Syrian Rebels Will Empower ISIS

 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-arming-syrian-rebels-will-empower-isis.html

 

9-15-14

 

Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels

Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya's new authorities on Friday, aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/8917265/Libyas-new-rulers-offer-weapons-to-Syrian-rebels.html

 

9-15-14

Syrian Rebels Tied to Al Qaeda Play Key Role in War

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/world/middleeast/syrian-rebels-tied-to-al-qaeda-play-key-role-in-war.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

 

9-15-14

 

Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, says IHS Jane's report

Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups according to a new analysis of factions in the country's civil war

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10311007/Syria-nearly-half-rebel-fighters-are-jihadists-or-hardline-Islamists-says-IHS-Janes-report.html

 

9-15-14

 

Over 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, ‘knocking out’ shoppers

http://www.prisonplanet.com/over-100-teens-swarm-memphis-plaza-knocking-out-shoppers.html

 

9-15-14

 

Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-the-swiss-vote-to-get-their-gold-back.html

 

9-15-14

 

The U.S. National Debt Has Grown By More Than A Trillion Dollars In The Last 12 Months

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-u-s-national-debt-has-grown-by-more-than-a-trillion-dollars-in-the-last-12-months

 

9-15-14

 

Why Worry? The Two Scariest Charts In The World

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/why-worry-two-scariest-charts-world

 

9-15-14

 

The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan. As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered. In this way the result is weakened and in the end entirely cancelled out.

Source: Chapter 6, "War Propaganda" of Adolf Hilter's 1926 "Mein Kampf"

 

 

A Simple Primer On "War Propaganda" From An Unexpected Source

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/simple-primer-war-propaganda-unexpected-source

 

9-15-14

 

Petrodollar Panic: EU Officials Admit Buying Oil From ISIS

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/petrodollar-panic-eu-officials-admit-buying-oil-isis

 

9-15-14

 

The Scary Amount of Oil Money ISIS Makes Every Day

http://dailysignal.com/2014/09/11/the-scary-amount-of-oil-money-isis-makes-every-day/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

 

9-15-14

 

Britain to include China's RMB as foreign currency reserve

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2014-09/13/c_126981640.htm

 

9-15-14

 

France urges end to flow of money to ISIL

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/15/378838/france-calls-for-end-to-isil-funding/

 

9-16-14

William Rivers Pitt | The Pleasant Fiction of "No Boots on the Ground"

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26188-the-pleasant-fiction-of-no-boots-on-the-ground

 

9-16-14

 

9/11: The Saudi connection

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/16/378960/911-the-saudi-connection/

 

Germany's investor sentiment falls for 9th straight month

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/16/378929/investor-sentiment-falls-in-germany/

 

 

9-16-14

 

Washington moots possible airstrikes on Syria’s air defenses

http://rt.com/news/188100-us-threat-syrian-aa-defense/

 

9-16-14

 

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Facebook’s Messenger App

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2014/09/15/why-you-should-think-twice-before-using-facebooks-messenger-app/

 

9-16-14

 

 

This Seems To Be Going Well...

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-16/seems-be-going-well

 

9-16-14

 

Calpers to Exit Hedge Funds, Divest $4 Billion Stake

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-15/calpers-to-exit-hedge-funds-citing-expenses-complexity.html

 

 

 

 

Saturday 9-13-14

I am trying out a different format.  After weeks of numerous important stories, all of a sudden, everything went silent.  It has remained so until this date.  SOMETHING MUST BE GOING ON, but whatever it is, our numerous state-controlled presses are not talking.  This means far less articles which I feel are worthy to save or to pass on.  I am now, putting the date of the article in front of the article, instead of making numerous sections.  Will continue to see how this goes, as day by day goes by.

 

JIM RICKARDS_INTERVIEW

http://pro.moneymappress.com/MMRBSSH39/PMMRQ842/?h=true

Central Bank Monetary Policy Enables Us to Put Off Real Reforms

http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/09/central-bank-monetary-policy-enables-us-to-put-off-real-reforms/#more-74838

 

Pimco Total Return Loses $3.9 Billion in August Outflows

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-03/pimco-total-return-loses-3-9-billion-in-august-outflows.html

 

Marshall Swing: Commercials Cover $2.5 Billion in Gold Shorts in Latest Raid!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/marshall-swing-commercials-cover-2-5-billion-in-gold-shorts-in-latest-raid/

 

9-9-14

MH17 crash: Dutch experts say numerous objects hit plane

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29119024

 

9-9-14

Japanese Economy Contracts Bigger than Expected 7.1% in 2nd Quarter; Really Bad Theories


http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/09/japanese-economy-contracts-bigger-than.html

 

9-11-14

US Refuses to Declassify Information About Foreign Involvement in 9/11 Attacks

http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140910/192789682/US-Refuses-to-Declassify-Information-about-Foreign-Involvement.html

 

9-11-14

Russian Retaliation Begins: Gazprom "Limiting EU Gas", Cuts Poland Supplies By 24% In Past Two Days

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-10/russian-retaliation-begins-gazprom-limiting-eu-gas-cuts-poland-supplies-20-past-two-

 

9-12-14

US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 daily fine over NSA data refusal

Company releases 1,500 documents from failed suit against NSA over user data requests and cooperation with Prism compliance

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/11/yahoo-nsa-lawsuit-documents-fine-user-data-refus

 

9-13-14

Lavrov: Dutch Report on MH17 Crash Provided No Answers to Russia’s Questions

 

http://en.ria.ru/trend/malaysia_airlines_boeing_crashes_in_ukraine_170714/

 

9-13-14

Netherlands Say MH17 Most Likely Shot From Ground: Reports

 

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140912/192887446/Netherlands-Say-MH17-Most-Likely-Shot-From-Ground-Reports.html

 

Lavrov: No haste in MH17 tragedy probe, despite media hype

 

http://rt.com/news/187548-lavrov-ukraine-plane-nato/

 

9-13-14

NATO Dead: Dollar Wrecked

article

Jim Willie

 

http://www.gold-eagle.com/article/nato-dead-dollar-wrecked

 

 Friday 9-5-14

 

MORE DELAYS:  the news cycle has been kind enough to be very repetitive and non-informative, following a veritable barrage of hard news, which was hard to keep up with.  I am redesigning how I do this, because the way I have been doing it takes far more time than I am consistently able to deliver.  I am thinking of making weekly groups, without sorting them.  I thihk that there are few enough of them that one can glance down a list of headlines and find anything which may be of immdediate interest.  I have been collecting a very small number of articles in meantime. 

More to come. 

vw

9-5-14

 

 

Friday 8-22-14

 

SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY.  I have news from 8-16 to 8-18 ready to be posted.  On the afternoon of 8-18 I got an emergency call from Santa Barbara, California.  The matter has taken up the entirety of each of the past several days, and will for the next several, by the looks of things.  This means I have not had time to collect any news stories from then, until now.  I have to write some emergency legal writings for DA, Sheriiff, and assisting attorneys.  As soon as I am done with that I hope to get back to work on this page of this site.  As I have told before, there are times when I have to drop things and run.  Things can get REALLY CRAZY really fast in my line of business.  And such is the case at the moment.  It is like a vortex which has grabbed me and now intends to drag me whithersoever it will.  Please enjoy the various financial articles from the last month or two in meantime.  They are all still VERY RELEVANT. Hope to have more to say soon, but client confidentiality issues makes me unwilling to tell more at this time.  w/love  vw  1:19 a.m. 8-22-14 Ventura, California, USA

Friday 8-15-14 

RECENT JIM WILLIE INTERVIEWS

July 23 - August 6 

INTERVIEW WITH JASON BURACK ON WALL STREET FOR MAIN STREET

(AN EXCELLENT REVIEW COURSE ON DERIVATIVES)

http://youtu.be/0M5IkppQN48

 

INTERVIEW WITH DAN SCHULTZ ON COUNTER CULTURE RADIO

commercial trade and Gold Standard while cooperating with East