ECB Proposes End To Deposit Protection

“Savers should be looking for means in which they can keep their money within instant reach and their reach only.

Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection:

– Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection
– New ECB paper proposes ‘covered deposits’ should be replaced to allow for more flexibility
– Fear covered deposits may lead to a run on the banks
– Savers should be reminded that a bank’s word is never its bond and to reduce counterparty exposure
– Physical gold enable savers to stay out of banking system and reduce exposure to bail-ins

It is the ‘opinion of the European Central Bank‘ that the deposit protection scheme is no longer necessary:

‘covered deposits and claims under investor compensation schemes should be replaced by limited discretionary exemptions to be granted by the competent authority in order to retain a degree of flexibility.’

To translate the legalese jargon of the ECB bureaucrats this could mean that the current €100,000 (£85,000) deposit level currently protected in the event of a bail-in may soon be no more. But worry not fellow savers, as the ECB is fully aware of the uproar this may cause so they have been kind enough to propose that:

“…during a transitional period, depositors should have access to an appropriate amount of their covered deposits to cover the cost of living within five working days of a request.”

So that’s a relief, you’ll only need to wait five days for some ‘competent authority’ to deem what is an ‘appropriate amount’ of your own money for you to have access to in order eat, pay bills and get to work.

Read more

Israeli Tank Fires On Syrian Targets After “Violation Of 1974 Ceasefire”

Israeli Tank Fires On Syrian Targets After “Violation Of 1974 Ceasefire”: 

Two weeks after a “secret” Israeli military cable leaked, indicating coordination between Israel and Saudi Arabia over Syria and constituting the first formal proof that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East, by using Syria as a false flag scapegoat, moments ago the IDF announced that an Israeli tank had fired upon Syrian army positions near the Israeli border in the Golan Heights on Sunday, following what the IDF called a “violation of the 1974 ceasefire.

According to JPost, the IDF fired upon Syrian army positions Sunday evening near the Israeli border in the Golan Heights on Sunday, the IDF spokesperson’s office reported.

This was the second “warning shot” by Israel into Syrian territory in two days. According to the JPost, a similar incident occurred on Saturday, when an IDF tank fired a warning shell near Syrian forces after identifying a Syrian army-built outpost in the demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel, similarly contrary to ceasefire agreements.

Read more

Bitcoin Soars To Record High Above $8000 After Mugabe Speech

Bitcoin Soars To Record High Above $8000 After Mugabe Speech:

With Bitcoin trading at $13,499 on Golix, the chaotic environment in Zimbabwe has spread to the global price of the cryptocurrency driving it beyond $8000 for the first time in history as President Mugabe fails to resign in a national address following the nation’s coup.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

MSNBC Guest Exclaims “White Men Pose The Biggest Threat To Americans” After FBI Report On ‘Black Extremists’

MSNBC Guest Exclaims “White Men Pose The Biggest Threat To Americans” After FBI Report On ‘Black Extremists’:

Jamira Burley appeared on “MSNBC Live” Saturday, claiming that white men “pose the biggest threat to Americans every single day.”

As The Daily Caller’s Justin Caruso details, in a segment about the Justice Department looking at “Black Identity Extremist” groups, Burley said:

Read more

Apple Diversity Chief Forced Out After Saying White Men Can Also Be ‘Diverse’

Apple Diversity Chief Forced Out After Saying White Men Can Also Be ‘Diverse’:

Silicon Valley’s disdain for its mostly white, mostly male tech workforce has reached absurd new heights.

The New York Post is reporting that, after just six months on the job, Apple Diversity Chief Denise Young Smith, who was named vice president of diversity and inclusion in May, has resigned her post after making a “controversial” comment last month during a summit in Bogota, Colombia.

What was Young’s crime? She insinuated that “diversity” can still exist among a group of white men because of their different life experiences.

“There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” the inaugural diversity chief said.

“Diversity is the human experience,” she said, according to Quartz. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”

That’s right: Young, who is – for the record – a black woman, has been forced out of Apple because her views on diversity were too inclusive.

Read more

Raqqa’s Dirty Secret

Raqqa’s dirty secret:

The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.

H/t reader kevin a.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Mugabe Admits ‘Mistakes’, But Refuses To Resign In Defiant Speech

Mugabe Admits ‘Mistakes’, But Refuses To Resign In Defiant Speech:

Mugabe admitted that “mistakes have been made” during his tenure as president, but insisted that the people of Zimbabwe learn to put these mistakes behind them, and move forward, adding that he would preside over the upcoming Congress…

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Swedish woman Raped by Syrian migrant commits Suicide after Prosecutor drops her Case

Swedish woman Raped by Syrian migrant commits Suicide after Prosecutor drops her Case:

Investigative journalist and columnist Joakim Lamotte has reported a new story on his Facebook page, about a young woman, Angelica Wiktor, from Vittaryd in Småland, Sweden. Lamotte writes that he started getting messages from people who knew the woman in June, after she had written on Facebook that she had been raped in the first week of March. The people contacting him, told him that she had committed suicide, after finding out the police had closed the investigation into her rape. Lamotte decides to investigate, and comes across her last message, posted this summer:

Read more

There is no way to stop the planet wide spread of the black death

I’ve recommended in 2014 here…

Scientists Find Ancient Plague DNA In Teeth

… that…

If ever there will be another plague pandemic you can ‘vaccinate’ yourself homeopathically (without any side effects).

Here you can (still) get nosodes in an excellent quality:

Remedia.at

I would buy a C 200:

Yersinia pestis

But now I’ve noticed, when wanting to send a link of this homeopathic remedy,  to several of my contacts/readers and to post this info again, that…

“Unfortunately your requested remedy is currently out of stock.”

Hmmm. Interesting.

*****

There Is No Way to Stop the Planet-Wide Spread of the “Black Death:

The Black Death is thought to have originated in the dry plains of Central Asia, where it then travelled along the silk Road, eventually reaching Crimea by 1343. From that point, it was most likely carried by Oriental rat fleas   living on the black rats that were regular passengers on various merchant ships. Then this “Black Death” spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe.

The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe’s total population. All together, the plague may have reduced the population of the world from an estimated 450 million down to 350–375 million in the 14th century. The world population, as a whole. did not recover to pre-plague population levels until the 17th century. This was largely due to the fact that the plague recurred as outbreaks in Europe until the 19th century. Now, humanity is looking at the potential for a similar scourge. This is not a statement to made lightly because the devastation lasted over 300 years. The most amazing thing about the spread of the pathogen, was that the enormous number of victims, as well as the vast geography that the disease covered, was accomplished without the aid of carriers spreading the disease without modern air travel.

A Pathogen Like No Other

The disease cannot be eradicated, thus leaving a feeling of helplessness among humans seeking to eliminate the plague. Writing for The Conversation, Professor Allen Cheng, infectious disease expert at Monash University, described the airborne plague as “unusual” due to the number of cases reported in major cities. Cheng stated “It’s not possible to eradicate plague, as it is widespread in wildlife rodents outside the sphere of human influence.”

Read more

‘The Great Crash of 2018’ will start in bond market – strategist

‘The Great Crash of 2018’ will start in bond market – strategist:

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis “very little has been really fixed,” and the next bubble is about to burst, says Bill Blain, a strategist at Mint Partners. According to Blain, this time the bond markets will trigger the mayhem.

Global stocks rose in value after the People’s Bank of China poured $47 billion into its financial system. That means “central banks have little to worry about in 2018 – if markets get fractious, just bung a load of money at them,” said Blain.

The 2008 crisis, which was about consumer debt, was triggered by mortgages. We still have consumer debt crisis problems ahead, warns Blain, adding the next financial crisis is likely to be in corporate debt.

Read more

Steven Mnuchin On Bond-Villain Comparison: “I Guess I Should Take That As A Compliment” (Video)

Mnuchin On Bond-Villain Comparison: “I Guess I Should Take That As A Compliment”:

Treasury Secretary and noted Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin provoked criticisms from his political opponents after photos surfaced last week of Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton posing with a sheet of newly printed dollar bills bearing Mnuchin’s signature.

Asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace what it was like being compared with a bond villain after the photos went viral, Mnuchin said he took it as a compliment.

“I heard that. I never thought I’d be quoted as looking like a villain from the James Bond [movies]. I guess I should take that as a compliment that I look like a villain in a great, successful James Bond movie,” Mnuchin said.

“I was very excited about having my signature on the money and it’s something I’m very proud of being the secretary and helping the American people.”

Mnuchin said he thought nothing of it at the time the photo was taken, saying he didn’t expect it to be so widely shared on the Internet.

Read more

WTF: Chocolate Santa Clauses NOW Called “Year-End Figurines” In Germany

And here Santa Claus is called “Bartmann” (Bart = beard, Mann = man)…

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Johannes Lichtenberger (Died in 1503): “There will come a time when the [Arabs] will assemble in German lands and will conquer the circle of the earth. They will destroy cities and empires.”

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Yellow alert for Iceland volcano as new caldera forms

Yellow alert for Iceland volcano as new caldera forms:

Satellite images show a new caldera forming in the ice with a diameter of one kilometer (6/10ths of a mile) in Öræfajökull glacier.

Öræfajökull glacier is located in Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier.

Although seismic activity has subsided in recent days, activity had increased activity in recent months.

Read more

Animal worker contracts rare deadly illness after being bitten by insects on tiger trek

Animal worker contracts rare deadly illness after being bitten by insects on tiger trek:

REBECCA Willers has contracted a rare, deadly and incurable illness after being bitten by insects on a tiger trek.

A ZOO owner is “turning to stone” after contracting a rare and deadly illness while on a tiger trek in the jungle.

Rebecca Willers was diagnosed with Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis after she was bitten by an insect in Kerinci Seblat National Park in Indonesia in 2015.

Read more

Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

… were it not totally contaminated with arsenic, mercury, cadmium, etc. and radiation coming from Fukushima, seaweed would be an absolute superfood, because not only is it high in organic(!) iodine, but it also contains over 90 important trace minerals.

Flashback:

US West Coast Seaweed Showing Radioactive Cesium From Fukushima

Greenpeace: ‘New data shows that some seaweed contamination levels are not only 50 times higher than safety limits – far higher than our initial measurements showed – but also that the contamination is spreading over a wide area, and accumulating in sea life, rather than simply dispersing like the Japanese authorities originally claimed would happen’

*****

Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale:

Researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when it’s cooked.

The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, looks like translucent red lettuce. It also has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows very quickly. Did we mention it tastes like bacon?

According to Oregon State researcher Chris Langdon, his team started growing the new strain while trying to find a good food source for edible sea snails, or abalone, a very popular food in many parts of Asia. The strain is a new type of red algae that normally grows along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines.

Read more