- Caption Contest: Dry-Cleaning Edition (ZeroHedge, Dec 17, 2014):
Just the girl next door…
- The Oil-Price-Shock Contagion-Transmission Pathway (ZeroHedge, Dec 14, 2014):
As we noted previously, counterparty risk concerns (and thus financial system fragility) are starting to rear their ugly heads. In the mid 2000s, it was massive one-way levered bets on “house prices will never go down again.” When the cracks started to appear, the mark-to-market losses in derivatives led to forced liquidations and snowballed systemically. In the mid 2010s, it is massively levered one-way asymmetric bets on “commodity prices [oil] will never go down again.” Meet WTI-structured-notes: the convenient transmission mechanism for oil-price-shocks blowing up the financial system.
Source: Cartoon: US justice no choking matter (New Zealand Herald, Dec 8, 2014)
- 10 police killed, 28 injured in Grozny anti-terror operation (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO) (RT, Dec 4, 2014):
Ten police officers were killed and 28 injured during an anti-terrorist operation in the Chechen capital, Grozny, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee has reported. The operation prevented major terrorist attacks planned in the city, the committee said.
“In the course of the counter-terrorist operation 10 local police officers were killed and 28 were wounded, having shown bravery while on civilian and military duty,”the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said in a statement.
RT’s video agency RUPTLY has obtained exclusive video of the last hours of the operation.
The footage from the location shows a building on fire, with emergency services trying to put out the flames.
The cameraman is at the scene of the fierce shootout between the security forces and the assailants. The close-up shows the shots hitting the building, and then intensifying.
- Anti-quarantine nurse Hickox was trained as intelligence officer by the CDC (Natural News, Oct 30, 2014):
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who has made headlines over the last few days by refusing to quarantine herself after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa, turns out to have been trained as an “intelligence officer” under a two-year CDC program modeled after the U.S. military.
As you can see from the document below, Hickox graduated from a two-year CDC intelligence officer training program in 2012. This is the same nurse whose LinkedIn page was recently scrubbed to hide her ties to the CDC, an agency that stands to benefit tremendously in both political power and budgets if an Ebola outbreak sweeps across America.
The official intelligence designation granted to Nurse Hickox by the CDC was “Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer,” and she is a graduate of the 2012 EIS program according to this CDC document (PDF). (See page 138 – 139 for her name and photo, or view photo below.) Continue reading »
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the increasingly bankrupt British government as a sinking ship on George Osborne’s river of denial. They discuss the remedy for the ‘too many poor people’ for democracy problem being global trade deals like TTIP and TPP whereby elected leaders can claim ‘their hands are tied’ by contractual obligations. In the second half, Max interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge of LocalFutures.org about the Economics of Happiness in a time of rising inequality.
- ‘It’s coming back': Meteorologists warn ANOTHER Polar Vortex will strike the U.S. this winter (The Daily Mail, Oct 16, 2014):
- Another polar vortex set to hit the Northeast from January
- Cold airs expected from November
- New York forecast for above-average snow and freezing temperatures
- Around 70 inches of snow is also expected to slam Philadelphia
- South will have a predominantly wet winter
- Midwest set to less snow and warmer-than-average temperatures
- California drought not expected to worsen
The Polar Vortex Part II is getting ready to roll back into town.
Leading meteorologists are warning the Mid-Atlantic is in for a repeat of last winter, which was noted as the 34th coldest such period for the contiguous 48 states as a whole since modern records began in 1895, according to weather.com.
Now, with a month-and-a-half left of fall, the forecasts are in, and another polar vortex looks set to hit the Northeast from January and not let up for months. Continue reading »
- Israel continues to abuse, torture Palestinian children (PressTV, Oct 18, 2014):
A large number of the Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are being subjected to torture and abuse, a Palestinian official says.
Rami al-Alami, who supervises Palestinian children at the Ofer Israeli military prison, said that around 100 children being held in this jail are in need of medical and psychological attention as they are being kept in bad conditions and being abused and tortured by the Israeli guards.
The imprisoned children are even denied their basic rights, including education, proper treatment and medical care, he noted. Continue reading »
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