In June, the ECB began buying the bonds of some of the most powerful companies in Europe as well as the European subsidiaries of foreign multinationals. This pushed the average yield on euro investment-grade corporate debt to 0.65%. Large quantities of highly rated corporate debt with shorter maturities are trading at negative yields, where brainwashed investors engage in the absurdity of paying for the privilege of lending money to corporations. By August 12, the ECB had handed out over €16 billion in freshly printed money in exchange for corporate bonds.
Throughout, the public was given to understand that the ECB was buying already-issued bonds trading in secondary markets. But the public has been fooled.
In a Fed Staff working paper released over the weekend titled “Gauging the Ability of the FOMC to Respond to Future Recessions” and penned by deputy director of the division of research and statistics at the Fed, the author concludes that “simulations of the FRB/US model of a severe recession suggest that large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance about the future path of the federal funds rate should be able to provide enough additional accommodation to fully compensate for a more limited [ability] to cut short-term interest rates in most, but probably not all, circumstances.” Continue reading »
Updating our earlier note, it appears The State Department’s stalling has been disallowed… (as Bloomberg reports)
A judge ordered the State Department to expedite its review of almost 15,000 previously undisclosed documents recovered by the FBI from Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail servers.
U.S. District James Boasberg on Monday ordered the State Department to process those recovered records by Sept. 22 and report back to him that day. He didn’t set a schedule for public release. The department raised the possibility of a phased release starting Oct. 14, which left open how many would be disclosed before the Nov. 8 presidential election.
As we detailed earlier, in yet another incident pointing to Hillary’s ‘above the law’ persistent lies, WaPo reports The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered tens of thousands more documents from her time as secretary of state that were not previously disclosed by her attorneys. Worse still, as Judicial Watch details, “it looks like the State Department is trying to slow roll the release of the records.”Continue reading »
Last summer, Kenneth Clavasquin was arrested in front of the Bronx apartment he shared with his mother. While the 23-year-old was being processed, the New York Police Department took his possessions, including his iPhone, and gave him a receipt detailing the items in police custody. That receipt would be his ticket to getting back his stuff after his case ended.
But the ticket is worthless. His case was dismissed but no one involved in the seizure of his items showed any interest in returning them. He brought the court’s dismissal to the NYPD to retrieve his iPhone but the property desk claimed it was being held as “arrest evidence” — even though there were no more criminal charges forthcoming. He was sent to the District Attorney’s office to ask for permission to obtain the no longer needed “evidence,” but the office was less than interested in helping him reclaim his belongings. Continue reading »
In a recent string of tweets, the whistleblower warned that recently leaked NSA hacking tools ‘could have significant foreign policy consequences. Particularly if any of those operations targeted US allies.’
AUSTIN, Texas — According to whistleblower Edward Snowden, a recent leak of secret NSA hacking tools reflects an escalation in tensions between Russia and the United States. For others, though, it highlights concerns about what, if any, privacy is afforded to the general public.
The NSA whistleblower lit up Twitter on Tuesday with suggestions of “Russian responsibility” in the recent release of the NSA tools, noting that it could be a response to accusations by the Hillary Clinton campaign that Russian hackers leaked internal Democratic National Convention emails. Continue reading »
With global cooling approaching as the new Grand Solar minimum intensifies, many scientists and institutions are now trying to get on record as stating they thing the globe will cool. Here is a new list of converts.
“This short video actually clarifies US Foreign Policy over the last 50 years and sadly explains why so many are killed in the interests of Globalisation, Soros & “Democracy”.”
Or “regime maintenance,” perhaps?
“These revolutions are portrayed in the western media as popular democratic revolutions, in which the people of these respective nations demand democratic accountability and governance from their despotic leaders and archaic political systems. However, the reality is far from what this utopian imagery suggests. Western NGOs and media heavily finance and organize opposition groups and protest movements, and in the midst of an election, create a public perception of vote fraud in order to mobilize the mass protest movements to demand ‘their’ candidate be put into power. It just so happens that “their” candidate is always the Western US-favoured candidate, whose campaign is often heavily financed by Washington; and who proposes US-friendly policies and neoliberal economic conditions. In the end, it is the people who lose out, as their genuine hope for change and accountability is denied by the influence the US wields over their political leaders.”
Monsanto is losing millions on failed GM cotton. The company illegally pushed a form of Bt cotton into India and Africa more than a decade ago, but farmers are now pushing back by planting their own indigenous seed.
Monsanto is accused of writing laws and then breaking them to enter the market in India, but after more than 300,000 farmer deaths between 1995 and 2013, many of them attributed to Monsanto, the company is finally paying for their misdeeds. The corporation’s greed is linked to farmer suicides throughout Maharashtra, considered the ‘Cotton Belt’ in India.
The Indian government is now actively promoting the use of indigenous seed, and has called Monsanto out for profiteering illegally on Bt cotton seed.
Monsanto has already lost nearly $75 million in royalties this year (5 billion rupees) due to the change in seed choice by farmers. Sales in India have fallen by 15 percent, and though this is a relatively small market share, it is still making a huge impact on the company’s bottom line. Continue reading »
“… Then within two weeks, clean water supplies would run out. Within four weeks to eight weeks, there wouldn’t be coal delivered to power plants and electricity would start shutting down. And when that happened, about a quarter of our pipelines use electricity, and so natural gas plants wouldn’t be fed natural gas and they’d start shutting down. It’s a big interdependent system. That’s part of the problem...”
One of the worst drug disasters in history is unfolding right before our eyes.
DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen that was given to pregnant women from 1940 through the early 1970s. DES was touted as a “wonder drug” that would prevent miscarriage and morning sickness. It was only after millions of women and fetuses were exposed to DES that it was recognized that DES was causing deadly cancers in both the women who took it and the children exposed to it in-utero. According to The Wonder Drug Movie, a documentary about DES:
The currently proven effects of exposure include a rare vaginal cancer in DES Daughters; greater risk for breast cancer in DES Mothers; possible risk for testicular cancer in DES Sons; abnormal reproductive organs; infertility; high-risk pregnancies; and an increased risk for breast cancer in DES Daughters after age 40. There are a number of other suspected effects, including auto-immune disorders, but many of these effects are still awaiting further research.
DES is considered to be one of the worst drug disasters in human history. The deadly cancers, infertility, and other health maladies that DES has caused have led to suffering, sickness, and death for thousands of people. Though the drug companies responsible have paid settlements of millions of dollars, they have never issued an apology or paid amounts sufficient to make up for the actual damage done.
This video shows some of the effects of DES on the women who were exposed to it in-utero: Continue reading »
“Knowing I.U. try so hard to avoid falling into the mellee selling their souls to the marketing moguls, this article hit home, and is worthy of consideration by readers like me who are thoroughly pissed off & frustrated at page links being hijacked by drivel or undesirable crap or products I am just not interested in.”
Yes, I have done everything to keep I.U. open to all and free from advertisements, BUT that makes this website totally dependent on donations for income and the website is right now earning less than $5/ €5 per day, which is unsustainable.
If there would be more donations, then they would help me to continue with this work and to prepare for what is coming and enable me to help others, who do not have the means to prepare, but the financial situation of the website doesn’t look good to say the least.
And were it not for some readers the financial situation of the website would be devastating.
However, I will continue with my work and when the greatest financial/economic collapse in world history will take place (maybe already this October), then a lot of things will change anyway.
The response from the 10% of readers that are filtering advertisements was overwhelmingly negative. This is not really a surprise.
With that considered, we have decided not to use the popup blocker which was encouraging those readers to support the website with a minimum donation or by whitelisting BlacklistedNews.com on their adblockers.
But the story doesn’t end there. Regardless of what, if anything we might do here at BLN, the fight continues elsewhere. More web destinations and advertisers are already implementing services that serve advertisements exclusively to adblock users.
So how do adblockers make money by providing free service?
The answer is simple and obvious: these companies in many cases sell your information to those same advertising companies. Continue reading »
“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”
In a move starkly pointing to the risk of all-out war between the major powers in the Middle East, the US military said yesterday that it had scrambled fighter jets Thursday against government bombers inside Syria to protect US Special Forces operating with Kurdish “rebel” militias.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime sent two Su-24 bombers to bomb Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces advancing on government-held positions in the city of Hasakah. The bombers nearly hit US Special Forces troops that are deployed illegally in Syria, embedded in the YPG. US officials tried to contact Syrian government and Russian forces operating in the region, and Russian officials replied that their bombers were not involved. Continue reading »
But, it turns out Obama did do something, his DOJ sent Louisiana a 16-page “guidance” letter warning officials not to be racist in their recovery efforts. According to Breitbart, the “guidance” has struck a nerve with Louisiana residents including Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness who is currently running for U.S. Senate: Continue reading »
People better learn fast how to heal themselves through alternative medicine (Acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, etc.), diet and exercise, because the greatest collapse in world history is coming and Alois Irlmaier foresaw that the U.S. will get the greatest revolution of all time.
The medical system will no longer exist and you have to become your own doctor.
The critics of Obamacare have been proven right. The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down. Instead, they have absolutely skyrocketed. The Obama administration promised that Obamacare would not kill jobs. Instead, firms are hiring fewer workers because of suffocating health care costs. As you will see below, even the Federal Reserve is admitting this. The Obama administration also promised that the big health insurance companies would love the new Obamacare plans and would eagerly compete with one another to win customers in the new health insurance marketplaces. Instead, many of the big health insurance companies are now dropping Obamacare plans altogether.
We witnessed the latest stunning example of this phenomenon just a few days ago. It turns out that Aetna has been losing hundreds of millions of dollars on plans sold through the health exchanges, and now they plan to pull out of the program almost entirely… Continue reading »
The leaked documents reveal how the “Soros’ panel on American affairs were “seeking to influence the Justices (primarily via a sophisticated amicus briefs and media strategy) in hopes of securing a favorable ruling in U.S. v. Texas.”
The fallout from the Soros’ hack continues to unfold. The most recent document shows how Soros’ foundation, the Open Societies Foundation, attempted to politically influence and the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of granting illegal immigrants amnesty in the United States.
It no secret that George Soros is a self identified progressive, whom has literally donated billions of dollars to U.S. democrats over his lifetime. It was no surprise when he chose to side with Obama and Clinton, in favor of granting 11 million illegal immigrants inside the United States’ legal amnesty. What is surprising though, is the tactics he and his organization utilize to go about this; going well beyond making political donations. Continue reading »
“Forgive my naivitee, but kicking out the Private Prisons just might NOT be the most positive move for the general population if, as we believe, the creation of a situation calling for Martial Law and imprisonment without recourse is both on the cards & imminent.”
It pleases me that I can finally report some good news on a topic that has been near and dear to me for many years: private prisons.
Today, the Department of Justice announced that it would be phasing out the use of private prisons entirely within the next five years or so. There are many reasons I think private prisons are a very bad idea, and I touched on some of them in 2013’s post, A Deep Look into the Shady World of the Private Prison Industry. Here’s my introduction to that piece:
“This looks serious. After all the game playing, to make clear claims of American occupation will be designed to trigger response from Vlad, which is designed as a trap. He’s better than that, and should be able to dodge the curveball and expose the US, otherwise Jake & Evelyn have won.“
For me the elitists control Obama, Hillary, Trump, Putin, Merkel, Hollande and May, just like they did control Rossevelt, Churchill, Stalin and Hitler, who were all Freemasons, just like Obama and Putin.
“This is a historic and dangerous development which only increases the chances of total war.”
Over the last 24 hours, the United States has made clear its status as a hostile occupational force in Syria. Yesterday, the US issued a communique to the legitimate Syrian government and the Russian anti-terrorist coalition assisting the Syrians. The United States has indicated that it has carved out a swath of Syria with boots on the ground fulfilling the roles of active duty personnel, such as special ops forces, advisors, trainers, mechanics, and supporting units. The US has declared a no fly zone and threatened to target and shoot down Syrian and Russian planes within Syrian airspace [over the Kurdish autonomous region – ed].
As RT reports, US Commander of American forces in Iraq and Syria Lt. General Stephen Townshend stated: ““We’ve informed the Russians where we’re at … (they) tell us they’ve informed the Syrians, and I’d just say that we will defend ourselves if we feel threatened.” Since, as Reuters reports, clashes between Kurdish and Syrian forces have intensified. Continue reading »
“You grew up wanting so bad to be Luke Skywalker, but you realize that you were basically a Stormtrooper, a faceless, nameless rifleman, carrying a spear for empire, and you start to accept the startlingly obvious truth that these are people like you.”
When a Reddit user posted an open question to U.S soldiers asking them how they justify their actions against innocent civilians abroad, he probably didn’t expect this candid response…‘You kill. Watch friends die. It’s usually quick, almost never quiet, but for the rest of your life, when you remember sitting at the bar with them, they’re blown open. You picture the nights you spent downtown at Scruffy Murphy’s, but instead of the stupid hookah shell necklace, your boy’s jaw is blown off, and his left eye is ruined, and he’s screaming. You fight, you kill, you watch friends die, and you notice a distinct lack of change. You kick in doors and tell terrified women to sit on the floor while you and your friends ransack their home, tearing the place apart, because they might be hiding weapons. There is no reason to believe this house in particular is enemy, same for the next one, and the one after that, or the seven before; they just happened to be there, and maybe they had weapons. Probably not, they almost never did.’Continue reading »
Ronald ZONCA, in Boulevard Voltaire, August 19, 2016
Translated from French by Tom Winter
Original headline: “Towards a Russian-Chinese cooperation in Syria and elsewhere” In July, during the 95th anniversary of the Chinese revolution, President Xi Jinping made a speech remarkably far from the usual reserve of Chinese authorities.
“It seems all is not quite as set in stone as portrayed. If Vlad is not happy with Jake & Evelyn, he can choke the RCB. That would screw them & force retribution whilst he re-invents the Ruble. How the Chess Master handles that depends on his relationships with the Ayatollah, Pranab Mukherjee of India & President Xi JinPing of China. Evens I guess, as the Rothschilds are masters of deception.”
“War is the continuation of politics by other means.” Carl von Clausewitz (Prussian general and military theorist)
We can further deduce from the above Von Clausewitz quote that politics is a continuation of economics by other means. Therefore, it could be argued that war is always a continuation of economics by other means.
Now, let us briefly examine the current situation in Russia. President Putin has been under heavy pressure from outside and inside: Western sanctions and intended oil price crash. Despite efforts by the Rothschild-controlled Central Bank of Russia (hereafter referred to as CBR) and the use of dozens of billions of foreign exchange reserves – the value of the ruble against the dollar has, therefore ,declined by 39% during the past few years. Continue reading »
The church also passed a resolution demanding an end to U.S. aid to Israel until Israel halts construction on illegal settlements in occupied Palestine.
AUSTIN, Texas — On Saturday, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America became the ninth Christian denomination in the United States to vote for divestment from Israel.
The resolution, which the ECLA calls a “memorial,” requires the church to end its current investments in companies that support Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and to rigorously screen all future investments as well. Continue reading »
While people who practice Islam make up only about 1 percent of the U.S. population, some 40 percent of religion-based workplace complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission last year were related to Muslims. The agency has pursued a wide range of disputes, including whether Muslims can be fired for refusing to handle pork or alcohol at work. In many instances, the courts have said they cannot.