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The Pentagon has secured a 630 billion dollar budget for next year, even though it’s failed to even account for the money it’s received since 1996. A whopping 8.5 trillion dollars of taxpayer cash have gone to defence programmes – none of which has been audited. This black budget has sparked concerns over potential fraud, as Gayane Chichakyan reports.

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Jul 27

– It’s Not Just Margin Debt: Presenting The Complete Chinese Stock Market Ponzi Schematic (ZeroHedge, July 26, 2015):

Late last month, we suggested that the pressure on Chinese equities – which at that point had only begun to build – was at least partially attributable to an unwind in the country’s CNY1 trillion backdoor margin lending edifice. Precisely measuring the amount of shadow financing that helped drive Chinese stocks to nosebleed levels is virtually impossible, as is determining how much of that leverage has been unwound and how much remains or has been restored, but BofAML is out with a valiant attempt to not only identify each shadow lending channel, but to quantify just how much leverage may be built into the Chinese market. The figures will shock you.

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Jul 26

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Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue, protesters say ‘Satan has no place’ in Detroit (RT, July 26, 2015):

Dozens of protesters gathered in Detroit to protest the unveiling ceremony of a controversial bronze Baphomet statue by the Satanic Temple. When the one-ton goat-headed statue was finally exposed, supporters welcomed it, and cheered “Hail Satan!”

The Satanic Temple kept the location of the unveiling of the colossal monument secret until the last moment, emailing the information to ticket holders only. The group received threats that protesters would allegedly blow it up or burn it down, according to the Raw Story. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

– Europe’s New Colonialism: ECB Rejects Greek Request To Reopen Stock Market (ZeroHedge, July 26, 2015):

It has been one month since Greek capital controls were imposed, and as we explained earlier, Greece is nowhere closer to having its deposit limits lifted. In fact, with several more months of capital controls at least, the Greek banks are likely to suffer ongoing balance sheet impairments which will ultimately result in depositor bail-ins, with Germany already pushing for haircuts on deposits over €100,000.

However, when it comes to banks there is at least still the illusion that Greece has some residual sovereignty. The reality is that it does not, as Greece is no longer an independent nation, and as of July 15, the Greek “In Dependence” day, every Greek decision needs to get pre-approval from both the ECB, Brussels and, naturally, Berlin. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Reports Of Secret Drachma Plots Leave Tsipras Facing Fresh Crisis (ZeroHedge, July 26, 2015):

On Friday, we brought you the shocking story of the rebellion that never was in Greece.

According to FT, Former Greek Energy Minister and maverick among mavericks Panayotis Lafazanis convened a “secret” meeting at the Oscar Hotel in Athens on July 14 at which he attempted to convince Syriza hardliners (including, in FT’s words, “supporters of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez [and some] old-fashioned communists”) to storm the Greek mint, seize the country’s currency reserves, and, if necessary, arrest central bank governor Yannis Stournaras.

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Obviously, the plan was never implemented, but if the story is even partly true it betrays the degree to which Greece teetered on the edge of social upheaval and even civil war in the days that followed PM Alexis Tsipras’ decision to concede to creditors’ demands and abandon not only Syriza’s election mandate but the very referendum outcome he had himself campaigned for just days prior.  Continue reading »

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Jul 26

–  Greek Capital Controls To Remain For Months As Germany Pushes For Bail-In Of Large Greek Depositors (ZeroHedge, July 26, 2015):

Two weeks ago we explained why Greek banks, which Greece no longer has any direct control over having handed over the keys to their operations to the ECB as part of Bailout #3’s terms, are a “strong sell” at any price: due to the collapse of the local economy as a result of the velocity of money plunging to zero thanks to capital controls which just had their 1 month anniversary, bank Non-Performing Loans, already at €100 billion (out of a total of €210 billion in loans), are rising at a pace as high as €1 billion per day (this was confirmed when the IMF boosted Greece’s liquidity needs by €25 billion in just two weeks), are rising at a pace unseen at any time in modern history. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Marked: “Schools Assess Students’ Threat Level” From Kindergarten Up in PreCrime Society (SHFTplan, July 23, 2015):

Minority Report, eat your heart out. The real system is worse than anyone could have imagined.

By now, everybody knows that the NSA and a host of other alphabet agencies are spying on Americans, collecting virtually every piece of communications data they exchange, regardless of whether or not they are “doing anything wrong.”

But what are they doing with it?

Apart from its value in consumer and marketing fields, the data is used to create “threat assessments” and put a black mark on the record of anyone who the authorities deem troublesome that will follow them throughout their career, and make it harder for individuals to get a job, qualify for a loan, travel, or enjoy the rights of a (now once) free society.

MassPrivateI reports: Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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In Key Decision, Junk-Rated Chicago’s Pension Reform Bid Ruled Unconstitutional (ZeroHedge, July 25, 2015):

On Thursday, we previewed a critical court ruling involving Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel’s effort to cut pension expenses and plug a yawning budget gap. Here’s a brief recap of the story so far:

Back in May, the Illinois Supreme Court set a de facto precedent for lawmakers across the country when a bid to cut pension benefits was struck down in a unanimous ruling. Anyone who might have been confused as to the significance of the decision got a wake up call from Moody’s when the ratings agency, citing the read-through for Chicago’s fiscal situation, downgraded the city to junk. This is part of a larger fiscal crisis in the country which has left almost half of US states facing funding gaps for the upcoming fiscal year. All told, the total pension shortfall across states and cities is anywhere between $1.5 trillion and $2.4 trillion depending on who you ask. 

And here’s a recap of what was at stake in Friday’s ruling, courtesy of the Illinois Policy InstituteContinue reading »

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Jul 26

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“Jihadi John” Fears “Jealous” Terrorists Will Kill Him, Leaves ISIS (ZeroHedge, July 25, 2015):

When Top Gear front man Jeremy Clarkson left the show, the crowds of fanatical followers faded fast. When Zayn left One Direction, the band’s insatiable devotees started to question their faith in the boy band’s message. And so, as IB Times reports, the exodus of ISIS front-man “Jihadi John” from the terror group – citing irreconcilable differences with his “jealous” former terrorist colleagues – one wonders if the cracks of caliphate are starting to show…

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Britain’s notorious, Kuwaiti-born, terrorist Mohammed Emwazi – known as Jihadi John – is on the run in Syria fearing the Islamist regime is going to kill him. As IB Times reports, Emwazi, from west London, is said to have been terrified by the publicity after he was identified as the murderer of British and American hostages. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Peru – Coldest winter in decades – 250,000 alpacas die (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

24 Jul 2015 – Officials have declared an emergency in about 60 alpaca breeding communities in the Peruvian highlands.

A quarter million alpacas in Peru have died as a result of the coldest winter in decades: 21º C below zero. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Look at how much ice remains in Hudson Bay! (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

A picture is worth a thousand words.

That looks like enough ice to cover all of the state of Illinois.

Not sure I’d want to go kayaking there quite yet.

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Jul 26

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The CCGS Pierre Radisson escorts the oil tanker Havelstern to Iqaluit July 17. Tough ice conditions in area have delayed this summer’s annual resupply.

Ice refusing to melt in east Hudson Bay and Frobisher Bay (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

Holding up resupply of Iqaluit

21 Jul 2015 – Heavy ice in the Arctic is making it difficult, if not impossible, for ships to deliver the annual resupply of fuel and goods to some Nunavut and Nunavik communities, says CBC News. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Crops Are Drenched with Roundup Pesticide Right Before Harvest (Washington’s Blog, Nov 17, 2014):

Roundup Is Dumped On Crops Right BEFORE Harvest … to Save a Buck

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases.

However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest.

Specifically, Monsanto International published a paper in 2010 touting the application of Roundup to kill crops right before harvest, in order to dry out the crops in advance and produce a more uniform and earlier harvest (starting on page 28): Continue reading »

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Jul 26

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide May Be Most Important Factor in Development of Autism and Other Chronic Disease (Dr. Mercola, June 9, 2013):

By Dr. Mercola

In recent weeks, we’ve learned some very disturbing truths about glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, which is generously doused on genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready crops.

GE crops are typically far more contaminated with glyphosate than conventional crops, courtesy of the fact that they’re engineered to withstand extremely high levels of Roundup without perishing along with the weed.

A new peer-reviewed report authored by Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant, and a long time contributor to the Mercola.com Vital Votes Forum, and  Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), reveals how glyphosate wrecks human health. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

H/t reader squodgy:


Another “Conspiracy” Confirmed: Your car can be hacked (Corbett Report, July 26, 2015):

In today’s Thought For The Day James discusses the confirmation of yet another “conspiracy theory,” namely that cars can be remotely hacked and controlled. Michael Hastings, anyone? And let’s not even mention airplanes. OK, let’s…

SHOW NOTES

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

Episode 274 – Crashes of Convenience: Michael Hastings

How to Steal an Airplane: From 9/11 to MH370

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Jul 26

H/t reader M.G.:

“Here is a scary news item…..the US built a city under the ice in Greenland in the 1960s, and it is nuclear powered.
Funny, I was a young woman in the 1960s, I never heard about this city……….”



Jul 28, 2013

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Camp Century was an Army research station located under the ice in Greenland. It was powered initially by diesel generators, but the long term plan was nuclear power due to the challenge of delivering fuel across the ice.
On January 23, 1959, the US Army signed a contract with ALCO (American Locomotive Company) to design and build a reactor that could be prefabricated in the US, disassembled and delivered to Camp Century. The required timeline was short and there were contract penalties of up to $4,000 per day for missing the agreed delivery date. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Arctic ice pack grew by 41 percent in 2013 (Ice Age Now, July 23, 2015):

Al Gore said it would be clear water by now … Video

The Arctic ice pack has expanded dramatically despite years of doom-laden predictions that it was melting away for good.

British scientists discovered that it grew by more than 40 percent in 2013 thanks to cooler than expected temperatures, and say they were shocked at the speed of recovery in such a short time.

Three years ago Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University forecast that the Arctic would be ice free by 2015 – or 2016 at the latest. And Al Gore made strong claims that the caps would disappear by 2014.

In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Gore publicly and very hysterically warned that the North Pole would be “ice-free” by around 2013 because of alleged ‘man-made global warming.

The government-funded BBC ran an article under the headline: ‘Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’.’ Other establishment media outlets did the same. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

Heavy snowfall isolates more than 700 people in Lonquimay, Chile (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

23 July 2015 – In some places the snow has reached up to 50 centimeters (20 inches).

The most affected sectors are Marimenuco, Icalma, Tunquén, Pichipehuenco and Troyo.

http://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/pais/tiempo/mas-de-700-personas-estan-aisladas-en-lonquimay-por-acumulacion-de-nieve/2015-07-23/225141.html

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Jul 26

Related info:

Gov. Study: Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air And Rain Samples

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Technical Announcement: Widely Used Herbicide Commonly Found in Rain and Streams in the Mississippi River Basin (USGS, Aug 29, 2011):

Glyphosate, also known by its tradename Roundup, is commonly found in rain and rivers in agricultural areas in the Mississippi River watershed, according to two new USGS studies released this month.

Glyphosate is used in almost all agricultural and urban areas of the United States. The greatest glyphosate use is in the Mississippi River basin, where most applications are for weed control on genetically-modified corn, soybeans and cotton. Overall, agricultural use of glyphosate has increased from less than 11,000 tons in 1992 to more than 88,000 tons in 2007.

Weedkiller Glyphosate for GM Crops Pollutes Air, Rain and Rivers across America (Global Research, Aug  31, 2011):

Two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey reveal the pervasive spread of the biocide, glyphosate, mostly used as a weedkiller for crops genetically engineered to resist it.

Used in formulations by Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and others, glyphosate has, according to several reports, been linked to spontaneous abortions in livestock, birth defects in humans, insect resistance, and weed resistance.

Worse, regulators have known for years of these links, Earth Open Source reported.

In early August, Dr. Mercola reported:  Continue reading »

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Jul 25

‘You can put a 25-storey building in there’: RT peeks inside mysterious Siberian craters (VIDEO) (RT, July 25, 2015):

The origin of giant sinkhole craters in Siberia has prompted dozens of wild theories, from meteorites to UFOs. An RT documentary has traveled to the region to try and lift the veil behind the mystery.

Looking inside the mystery holes in the Russian Yamal peninsula is an experience of a lifetime, according to RT documentary correspondent Vitaly Buzuev. The largest of the craters, discovered a year ago, is 60 meters deep.

“I was really shocked when I saw these holes for the first time. It’s the biggest hole in Yamal, and you could put a 25-storey building inside it,” Buzuev said.

The natives aren’t looking for scientific explanations of the holes’ origin, Buzuev said. They prefer to believe the craters have a “connection to another world.”

“Everybody who lives there and nomads roaming through the tundra need to hear the voice of the Earth. So they believe that something extraordinary happened, and there’s no explanation,” he added. Continue reading »

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