Feb 28

FYI.


- Prominent Russian Politician And Putin Critic Shot To Death In Moscow: Live Feed From Murder Scene (ZeroHedge, Feb 27, 2015):

Update: John Kerry has decided to comment:

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Updates from Interfax:

  • PUTIN TAKES NEMTSOV MURDER UNDER PERSONAL CONTROL – PESKOV
  • BORIS NEMTSOV’S KILLING COULD BE ACT OF PROVOCATION, COMMITTED IN THE RUN-UP TO OPPOSITION MARCH SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1 – SOURCE Continue reading »

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Feb 28

Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow LIVE UPDATES

- Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow   LIVE UPDATES (RT, Feb 27, 2015):

Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov died in the center of Moscow after he was shot at four times. A number of leading figures from all sides of political spectrum called his murder a “provocation”.

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Feb 28

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- Puerto Rico’s 3rd Largest Bank Fails (ZeroHedge, Feb 27, 2015):

Based on Bloomberg data, Doral Bank is the 3rd largest (by assets) bank in Puerto Rico…or rather was. After a 58% collapse in the share price today, news broke after the close:

*PUERTO RICO’S DORAL BANK PLACED UNDER FDIC RECEIVERSHIP, BANCO POPULAR AGREES TO BUY DORAL BANK OPERATIONS

It appears Non-Performing Loans were over 40%. Popular will take the deposits (and 8 of Doral’s 26 branches) and the FDIC eats the bad debt (estimates to cost the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $748.9 million).

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Feb 28

Jeb Bush Forced to Bus Supporters From Washington D.C. to CPAC as Attendees Walk Out On Him

- Jeb Bush Forced to Bus Supporters From Washington D.C. to CPAC as Attendees Walk Out On Him (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 27, 2015):

It sounds like Jeb Bush’s supporters are taking CPAC pretty seriously this year. Emails provided to Slate show that backers of the former Florida governor are busing supporters from downtown Washington D.C. to CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, and organizing to get them day passes into the event.One long-time CPAC insider said these organized efforts impressed him, and that he didn’t know of any other potential 2016 candidates busing backers in. Perhaps that’s because no other potential candidates are worried about the regular crowd turning against them—the Washington Times reports today that some CPAC attendees are planning “to stage an informal protest when he hits the stage.”

– From the Slate article: Jeb Bush Backers Are Busing Supporters From K Street to CPAC

I mean it just doesn’t get much more pathetic than this. Jeb Bush has such little genuine support, he was forced to bus in supporters from ground zero of American cronyism, K Street in Washington D.C., in order to ensure phony applause at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

What else would you expect from a candidate so awful only a corporate lobbyists could love him…and believe me, they do. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

- Here Is What Americans Spent Their “Gas Savings” On (ZeroHedge, Feb 27, 2015):

Last quarter, in “This Is What Americans Spent The Most Money On In Q4” we showed that according to the first estimate of Q4 GDP data, the American consumer spent a whopping $20.4 billion in nominal dollars on healthcare, which also resulted in the biggest consumption contribution to GDP in years.

Today, following the first revision of consumer spending, we learn that in the fourth quarter Americans spent even more on healthcare, pushing the total up by $1 billion more, to a whopping $21.4 Bn, or 18% of all spending on goods and services in Q4.

This upward revision on healthcare, of which Obamacare was the primary source of mandatory spending, takes places even as the bulk of the key spending line items were revised lower following the revision.

In any event, the math is clear – the next time anyone asks you what Americans spent their so-called “gas savings” on in Q4, and why retail sales in the end of 2014 (and the start of 2015) were so weak, show them this chart.

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Source: BEA

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Feb 28

Related info:

- General Wesley Clark: ‘ISIS Got Started Through Funding From Our Friends & Allies’


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- Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 26, 2015):

Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS

The Washington Post reported last week that foreign sources, including governments, made up a third of those who have given the foundation more than $1 million over time. The Post found that the foundation, begun by former president Bill Clinton, has raised nearly $2 billion since its creation in 2001.

Foreign governments and individuals are prohibited from giving money to U.S. political candidates, to prevent outside influence over national leaders. But the foundation has given donors a way to potentially gain favor with the Clintons outside the traditional political limits.

– From the Washington Post article: Foreign Governments Gave Millions to Foundation While Clinton Was at State Dept.

Of all the idiotic wars that the dangerously inept American politicians propagandize the public into accepting, the latest ISIS conflict is the most Orwellian and terrifying. Not only was the emergence of ISIS the direct consequence of the chaos left over by the Iraq war — which in itself was based on lies and inaccurate information — but the primary funders of the latest existential terrorist threat du jour are America’s Persian Gulf allies. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

- Denver breaks 103-year-old snowfall record (Ice Age Now, Feb 27, 2015):

Most snowfall ever for the month of February. Not just for the day, but for the entire month. More cold and snow are  on the way


Last night’s snowfall led to a record for the month of February with 22.2 inches, breaking the previous record set 103 years ago.

The National Weather Service announced that the new mark surpassed the previous record of 22.1 inches set in February of 1912. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

Related info:

- Argentina Prosecutor Who Accused Kirchner Had Steady Contact With US Embassy, Leaked Cables Show

- Why Jewish Journalist Damian Pachter Fled Argentina After Breaking The Story Of Alberto Nisman’s Death

- Israel Starting Trouble in Argentina


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- Argentina’s Kirchner absolved of Iran ‘cover-up’ (The Times of Israel/AFP, Feb 26, 2015):

An Argentinean court exonerates President Cristina Kirchner of charges that she may have covered up Iran’s involvement in a terror attack against a Jewish community building in Buenos Aires in 1994, in which 85 people were killed and hundreds wounded.

Kirchner was cleared of the charges brought forth by investigator Alberto Nisman, who dedicated many years to the case and was found dead in his home the day before he was expected to address the Argentinean Congress to present his findings. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

Related info:

- Argentina’s Kirchner absolved of Iran ‘cover-up’

- Argentina Prosecutor Who Accused Kirchner Had Steady Contact With US Embassy, Leaked Cables Show

- Why Jewish Journalist Damian Pachter Fled Argentina After Breaking The Story Of Alberto Nisman’s Death

- Israel Starting Trouble in Argentina


- Government Supporters Target of Armed Attack in Argentina (teleSUR, Feb 26, 2015):

Supporters of the left-wing government of President Fernandez are concerned that a coup is in the making.

A political movement affiliated with the ruling coalition in Argentina was the target of an armed attack Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

H/t reader squodgy:

“This essay perfectly sums up the state of Western economies. It’s like those of us who are awake are all standing like deer in the truck headlights……

But the rest are sat quietly with their heads in the ground, they sense something’s wrong, but can’t handle it…”

… or …

…those who are awake saw the tsunami coming way before impact and have left the beach facing an uphill battle through the jungle of disinformation, but are moving into the right direction (which is more often than not an alone journey), up that mountain of knowledge and preparedness, while the rest is still enjoying their piña kool-aid-a until impact.

Totally unsustainable:

- Is This The Most Important Chart For The Future Of The World’s Reserve Currency?

- This Is The Biggest Problem Facing The World Today: 9 Countries Have Debt-To-GDP Over 300%

‘All in’ … for preparedness:

Food, water, survival gear, a remote farm, … aaand physical gold and silver to protect your financial assets.


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- All In…For Precious Metals! (Gold-Eagle, Feb 26, 2015):

Before getting to the topic of “all in for precious metals!”, I have a story for you which may be of interest. All the way back in 2002, I travelled out to Colorado Springs for the shareholder meeting of a very small and obscure royalty company named Golden Cycle Gold. While there, we did a tour of the Cripple Creek mine and its operations. The nearby town, Victor, looked nearly like a ghost town 30 miles off the beaten path. The only industry was the mining operation and a little bit of tourism. During my trip, I met a long time Director of the Golden Cycle Gold Company, “Frank,” he had a different view of economics than almost anyone I knew. He believed the U.S. was bankrupting the country with armaments manufacturing, just as did the old Soviet Union. Consequently, the U.S. would eventually meet the same economic fate during a currency collapse of the dollar, as had happened to the ruble… Continue reading »

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Feb 28

Bottom line:

Avoid all processed foods!


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- Common Food Additives Linked to Bowel Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome, Study Shows (Ready Nutrition, Feb 25, 2015):

A new study revealed some disturbing information about common food additives called emulsifiers: they may promote inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions.

The study, which was published in the journal Nature today, was led by Georgia State University Institute for Biomedical Sciences’ researchers Drs. Benoit Chassaing and Andrew T. Gewirtz, and included contributions from Emory University, Cornell University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

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- For propaganda & ‘democracy promotion’: State Dept seeks budget to counter RT (RT, Feb 26, 2015):

iting RT’s influence, Secretary of State John Kerry asked US lawmakers for more money for propaganda and “democracy promotion” programs around the world.

“Russia Today (sic) can be heard in English, do we have an equivalent that can be heard in Russian? It’s a pretty expensive proposition. They are spending huge amounts of money,” Kerry told the House Appropriations Subcommittee, apparently forgetting that Voice of America had been broadcasting in Russian since 1947.

Continue reading »

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Feb 28

Flashback:

- US Soldier: The Enemy Is At Home (Video)


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- “The Truth Is Unspeakable.” What A Former American Sniper Has To Say About His Duty In The Iraq War (Collective Evolution, Feb 22, 2015):

This article we will be looking at real-life accounts from an actual American sniper, Garret Reppenhagen. Interestingly enough, Garett has a lot in common with Bradley Cooper’s character from the popular movie, American Sniper (which is in turn based on the story of Chris Kyle). They both enlisted in the military at an older age, were in Iraq in 2004 hunting for Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqaw, and spent time after duty trying to assist veterans in any way possible. They also both spent countless hours on rooftops, in trash piles, and in windows waiting for the exact right moment… to kill.

The following excerpts are from an interview that Garret had with Dennis Trainor Jr., from Salon.com.

When discussing his first kill, Garett describes the experience: Continue reading »

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Feb 28

- Documents show al-Baghdadi trained by MOSSAD: HR attorney (Press TV, Aug 23, 2014):

Press TV has conducted an interview with Edward Corrigan, a human rights attorney, from Ontario, about the irony of American airstrikes on ISIL militants in Iraq, an entity created and supported by the US itself. 

The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: The situation dealing with the ISIL terrorists continues to spiral out of control now we’ve seen that more and more Westerners are actually also involved in this.

We see now in the United States, the UK and other Western governments condemning the terrorists for their actions. The question is, do you think they would have even gotten this far if it hadn’t been for the situation in Syria and basically the propping up of these kinds of groups by Western governments?

Corrigan: I agree with that. I think the whole ISIS, ISIL were generated by the West.

The Americans, the British, the Israelis have all been supporting them with arms and money; they’ve also gotten money from some Western client states like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.

The original foundation is simply from British intelligence. According to documents supposedly released by Edward Snowden, Abu al-Baghdadi who is supposed to be the head of ISIL, he was trained by the MOSSAD for a year and may in fact be a MOSSAD agent.

He is trying to organize Islamic fundamentalist and radicals to destroy the secular national Arab state of Syria and they’ve expanded into Iraq. Continue reading »

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Feb 28

- British child abuser Sir Jimmy Savile and his political connections:

Related info: Continue reading »

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Feb 28

Find The Bastard Who Shat Down My Chimney
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A Scottish householder returns home to find that some idiot has took a shit down his chimney. Mike Williams is furious as the chimney had only just been cleaned..Mike raged: “I was just getting home from work when a neighbour ran up and said they had seen a wee ned (Scottish for ruffian) shitting down the chimney. “He’s even taken a wee photo on his phone. When i open the door the smell was incredible. “The wee bastards’s shite had landed in the grate, it was all over the place! “It was all on the rug in front of the fire. There’s no way it’ll brush out. What the hell am i going to say to the insurance? ‘Och, a ned shat down the chimney’? “If i get my hand s on the little bastard I’ll kick him so hard in the arse he’ll never shit again.”A source at Grampian Police said the crime was “Unpleasant and unusual”.

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Feb 27

Luckily for investors the stock market has nothing to do with the economy, i.e. reality, anymore, …

… until it does (= when Rothschild will press the sell button).


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- Greenspan: “The Stock Market Is Great”, But The Economy Feels Like In “The Late Stages Of The Great Depression” (ZeroHedge, Feb 26, 2015):

While conflicting economic data leaves hope for both buills and bears, Alan Greenspan warns that, unlike Yellen, “US economic growth is not strong.” He then slays another pillar – suggesting the exuberant job growth is anything but (as he focuses on weak productivity as he pinpoints entitlements as “crowding out capital investment” in America. The maestro then breaks the golden rule of central bankers and explains how The Fed was, in fact, the main driver of the P/E multiple expansion in stocks; and when asked if this ends as badly as last time? He concludes “It depends…When real interest rates start to move up, that’s when the crisis could hit.” The interview is somewhat stunning in its honesty (for a central banker) as he warns global “effective demand is extraordinarily weak – tantamount to the late stages of the great depression.”

Some other excerpts… Continue reading »

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Feb 27

From the article:

“So when is the Greek drama set to make a surprise come back appearance?

Greece is due to pay the IMF 310 million euros on March 6, 350 million on March 13, 580 million on March 16 and another 350 million on March 20.

We suggest readers grab a seat and some popcorn on any of those days, because the inevitable day when Greece finally runs out of not just its own but other people’s money, may arrive as recently as one week from today.”


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- Greece Warns It May Default On IMF Loan As Soon As Next Week (ZeroHedge, Feb 26, 2015):

Now that the Greek tragicomedy of the new government “threatening” to leave the Eurozone if it doesn’t get its way, has been postponed for a few weeks, if not months, we can go back to the biggest story involving Greece, one we first covered in October of 2014, when we said that Greece needs about €43 billion through the end of 2015 to cover its funding needs. Earlier today, the broader market finally woke up to precisely this problem for Greece, when MarketNews reported that Greek creditors are now contemplating a third bailout which could be as large as €30 billion. Continue reading »

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Feb 27

Amid Probe, NY Governor Cuomo Orders Mass Deletion Of Government Emails (ZeroHedge, Feb 26, 2015):

In an Onion-esque story almosty too unbelievable to be real, IB Times reports, in a memo obtained by Capital New York, Cuomo officials announced that mass purging of email records is beginning across several state government agencies. The timing of the announcement, which followed through on a 2013 proposal, is worth noting: The large-scale destruction of state documents will be happening in the middle of a sprawling federal investigation of public corruption in Albany.

As IB Times reports, earlier this month, New Yorkers watched an inferno tear through a
warehouse full of old government records from the bygone paper era.

 Many probably felt relief in thinking that such records are now often digitized and therefore not at risk of being accidentally incinerated. Yet as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is showing this week, many records are vulnerable to another form of destruction: deliberate deletion. Continue reading »

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Feb 27

- The Stage Is Set For The Syrian Invasion (ZeroHedge, Feb 26, 2015):

One week ago, when reporting on the latest bizarre plan presented by the Pentagon, namely providing Syrian rebels (but only the moderate ones, not the jihadists like al Nusra, or, well, ISIS) with B-1B Bomber air support in their attacks on ISIS, when we wrote that this “means in the coming weeks and months look forward to a surge in false flag “attacks” blamed on the Assad regime, aiming to give Obama validation to expand the “War against ISIS” to include Syria’s regime as well.”

We didn’t have long to wait: in an entirely unsourced Time article written today by Aryn Baker, the Middle East Bureau Chief, the stage for the second attempt at invading Assad regime is finally set. Continue reading »

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