“We know year by year what’s going to happen, and they know that we know. It’s only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it, and spread it to the citizens of your countries. You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger – this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on. I don’t know how to get through to you anymore.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin is talking to the journalists from world news agencies, finishing the second day (17th June) of Russia’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Continue reading »
Real Vision TV’s Grant Williams offers a true look into what is known as an absurd debt level and unimaginable central bank manipulation. Less than a week ago we highlighted Grant’s comments on commodities. Although the information contained in the video below is nothing new to Zero Hedge, we do enjoy the way the information is presented. Set aside some time to listen as Grant tells a story about debt and the current investment landscape.
Grant sees people “with more power than you can possibly imagine” as the ones responsible for experimental economics that led the world down a path of self destruction.
“I don’t think there is any argument about whether or not the central bankers of the world should have done something in 2008. The question is ‘should they still be doing it 8 years later‘?”
“When a country embarks on deficit financing (Obamanomics) and inflationism (Quantitative easing) you wipe out the middle class and wealth is transferred from the middle class and the poor to the rich.” – Ron Paul
“Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.” – Ron Paul
“By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” – John Maynard Keynes
“In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. … This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.”
– Alan Greenspan
“Capital must protect itself in every way… Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd.” – J. P. Morgan
“We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks, hereinafter called the FED. They are not government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers.” – Louis McFadden
“It was not accidental [the 1929 stock-market “crash”]. It was a carefully contrived occurrence. … The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all.” – Louis McFadden
“What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.” – Adolf Hitler
Just when you think, you’ve seen and heard everything possible and impossible in Greece with regard austerity and the crisis… there comes this incredible human story: a family of five living in carton boxes in the city of Patras in western Greece.
As KeepTalkingGreece.com details, the family ended up on the streets after a labor accident of the father. The family has no income. For the last 8 months, the two adults and the three children live in a provisional “shelter” made of carton boxes they have places in a corner of an abandoned and half-constructed building.
The parents need to feed two toddlers aged 1.5 and 3.5 years old and an older child from the father’s previous marriage.Continue reading »
The Claims Conference, which manages aid to Holocaust survivors, has negotiated a budget increase through 2018, including the largest one-time increase in home care funding the organization has ever secured.
In talks with the German government, the Claims Conference secured nearly $312 million in homecare funding for survivors in 2016, approximately $350 million for 2017 and more than $380 million for 2018, according to a Tuesday press release. The additional funding for homecare totals some $500 million from the German government.Continue reading »
This was largely ignored by the “experts” because why bring attention to something which is fundamentally a devastating break in the narrative that “Europe is fine” and the financial crisis is now contained.
Fast forward to today when Europe is once again not fine, only this time one can’t blame Europe’s problems on Greece (instead the same “experts” are trying to blame everything in Brexit), when in a surprising admission of reality, none other than Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi, “went there” and slammed Deutsche Bank as the true “derivative problem” facing Europe.
The signs are everywhere – if you choose to look – Europe’s banking system is collapsing (no matter what Draghi has to offer). From record lows in Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse to spiking default risk in Monte Paschi, the panic in Europe’s funding markets (basis swaps collapsing) is palpable.
Tumbling to a fresh post-Brexit low, Europe’s Stoxx 600 Bank Index is testing EU crisis lows…
Dr. Robert Verkerk is the Executive and Scientific Director of the Alliance for Natural Health. Today we discuss his recent article, “UK Royal Society whitewash on GM crops,” which breaks down the Royal Society’s recent report on the safety of genetically modified foods. From false assurances of consensus to exclusion of key issues like glyphosates and superweeds, we show how the latest report is a whitewash and discuss why the Royal Society is promoting the biotech industry.
Back in May 2013, we wrote an article titled “Europe’s EUR 500 Billion Ticking NPL Time Bomb” in which we laid out the biggest danger facing European banks: non-performing loans. As of this moment, that time bomb may have finally gone off: as the WSJ writes overnight, the Brexit damage to the rest of Europe “could be more immediate and potentially more serious. Nowhere is the risk concentrated more heavily than in the Italian banking sector.” Indeed, “Brexit could lead to a full-blown banking crisis in Italy.” Here’s why.
While as previously reported the biggest political threat facing Europe in the coming months is Italy’s October referendum on Matteo Renzi’s overhaul of the political system aimed at ending Italy’s unstable governments (which as of this moment is not looking to good, with the latest Euromedia Research polls showing that 34% of Italians would vote against Renzi’s plan, with 28.9% in favor and 19.4% still undecided), a referendum which may cost the prime minister his job as Renzi has promised to resign if he does not get the needed support, another referendum has emerged overnight when as Reuters reports Hungary will hold a referendum on Oct. 2 on whether to accept any future European Union quota system for resettling migrants as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government steps up its fight against the EU’s migration policies. Continue reading »
Having collapsed 99.7% from its July 2007 highs at EUR93, Banca Monte dei Paschi Siena – Italy’s 3rd largest bank – is in dire straits. And in confirmation that the fecal matter is about to strike a rotating object, Italian regulators just ‘temporarily’ banned short-selling of BMPS stock.
April 2016: Roger Köppel spricht Klartext was viele nicht hören wollen!
Verfassungsbruch! Das Parlament beschliesst mit 122 gegen 64 Stimmen die Ausdehnung der Personenfreizügigkeit auf Kroatien trotz neuem Verfassungsartikel Art. 121 a (Steuerung der Zuwanderung), der ausdrücklich festhält: «Es dürfen keine völkerrechtlichen Verträge abgeschlossen werden, die gegen diesen Artikel verstossen.»
Sehen und hören Sie sich an, was sich Justizministerin Sommaruga (SP) und wenig später die SP-Fraktion “nicht anhören wollten”.
► Sie verliessen den Saal, als Nationalrat Roger Köppel zur Erweiterung der Personenfreizügigkeit auf Kroatien sprach ◄
Man kann den Charakter eines Anführers daran messen, wie er seine loyalsten Untergebenen behandelt. Viele Angehörige der Bundeswehr, besonders die meisten Soldaten, sind bereit, ihr Leben aufs Spiel zu setzen, um ihr Vaterland, ihre Familie und Kultur zu verteidigen. Umso bezeichnender ist es, wenn die Bundesregierung, die Dienstherren und die Behörden ihre Fürsorgepflicht für Soldaten vernachlässigen und diese wie seelenloses Menschenmaterial behandeln und verheizen. Genau dies ist mit Marcel Claus, Ex-Stabsunteroffizier, Fallschirmspringer, Ausbilder und Bundeswehrangehöriger mit 8 Jahren Dienst geschehen. Er schildert seine dramatische Geschichte im NuoViso Talk mit Hagen Grell. Continue reading »
Diese Befürchtungen teilte mir auch der Publizist Udo Ulfkotte heute am Telefon mit: »Es betrifft ja nicht nur mich, geht also nicht um einen ›Einzelfall‹, sondern es werden bei Facebook weltweit systematisch politisch nicht korrekte Inhalte gelöscht. Es geht darum, in sozialen Netzwerken keine Stimmungen oder Strömungen zu tolerieren, welche die herrschende Elite infrage stellen«, so der Bestseller-Autor weiter.
“Liberty Blitzkrieg…really scared about the prospects that we are all being led to War & it will be hot.”
What is coming is much worse than a financial crash. Former Wall Street analyst turned journalist, Michael Krieger, contends, “In my writings, when I first came out of Wall Street, I focused on debt, I focused on economics and I focused on financial markets. I did all of that stuff, but I stopped doing that for one simple reason. It was obvious to me . . . that this thing had only one way to go, which is a complete collapse of everything. We’re going to need to start over. There’s too much debt. There’s too much corruption. There’s too much BS. There’s too much war. There’s too much everything that is bad in this world, and debt is one aspect of it. Are we going to have to wipe out the debts one way or the other? Of course, we will. I guess the reason I have stopped talking about that and writing about that is because it is so obvious. So, what I have been doing over the last three years is getting people aware and engaged on everything, not just the economics, but the political corruption. Every single industry in this world is basically hitting peak corruption, peak shadiness, peak violence and peak everything. So, it’s not just the debt or the economies that are going to collapse, it’s everything, the political establishment and the social fabric. All of these things we have been living under our entire lives will be replaced by something else. . . . The only question is, are we going to get something better or are we going to get something worse?”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Michael Krieger, founder of LibertyBlitzkrieg.com.
Nigel Farage, UKIP leader and passionate advocate for the UK to leave the European Union, announced unexpectedly today that he is stepping down as party leader, just days after he led a successful, and historic, campaign to Leave the European Union. Speaking in Westminster, Farage said the Brexit referendum was about Britons taking their country back, and having succeeded at that, Farage now “wants his life back.” His resignation completes the recent chaos in UK politics which has seen both the Conservative and Labour parties scramble to find new leadership in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.
Farage has resigned before, in May 2015, following the U.K. general election. On that occasion he returned a few days later when the party rejected his resignation. This time however, he said, “I won’t be changing my mind again, I can promise you.” Farage said his reason for getting into politics was to get Britain out of the European Union, and with that achieved, “I feel I’ve done my bit.”
He said UKIP had “clearly established ourselves as the third political force in this country,” and should the Brexit exit negotiations not prove satisfactory “then in 2020 watch this space.” Continue reading »
The European Union (EU) has announced plans to spend 62 billion euros tackling mass immigration from North Africa, with officials admitting that migrant flows have “not decreased in comparison with last year”.
In a paper from the European Commission, the EU speaks of setting up migration “compacts” with certain African countries in order to control the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean.
Euractiv reports that nations including Mali, Nigeria and Sudan will be put in charge of filtering migrants before they get anywhere near Europe. In return, the EU will give them 62 billion euros worth of aid and development programmes. Continue reading »
MORE than 50 million African workers are to be invited to Europe in a far-reaching secretive migration deal, the Daily Express can reveal today.
A controversial taxpayer-funded “job centre” opened in Mali this week is just the first step towards promoting “free movement of people in Africa and the EU”.Brussels economists claim Britain and other EU states will “need” 56 million immigrant workers between them by 2050 to make up for the “demographic decline” due to falling birth rates and rising death rates across Europe. Continue reading »
The German spy chief has confirmed the possibility of massive terror attacks in Germany as his agency has obtained information on 17 ISIS militants who had entered Europe under the guise of refugees.
The biggest threat to Germany’s security is the possibility of terror attacks similar to the shooting and bombing that took place in Istanbul last week, Hans Georg Maassen, the head of country’s domestic intelligence agency, said in an interview to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Saturday. Continue reading »
The European Union has formally extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2017, the EU Council announced in a statement on Friday.
The sanctions limit access to EU capital markets for a number of Russian financial institutions, as well as energy and defense firms. Restrictions on arms trading and certain types of oil production technology will also be extended. Continue reading »
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Correction: Martin Schulz statement re: Brexit
Paul Craig Roberts, July 1, 2016
There is controversy around the statement attributed to Martin Schulz, president of the EU parliament: “The British have broken the rules. It is not the philosophy of the EU that the crowd
can determine its fate.”Continue reading »
The president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has called for a referendum on his country’s membership in the EU and NATO. Although Zeman wants to remain in both organizations, he wants the public to have a chance to “express themselves.”
Support for the EU is waning in the central European country. In April, a poll conducted by the CVVM institute showed that just 25 percent of the population is satisfied with their membership in the bloc, as cited by Reuters. Twelve months earlier, that figure had stood at 32 percent. Continue reading »