Nov 06

- “Europe Is Under Threat By Russia” George Soros Warns The EU To Take Action, “Freedom Isn’t Free” (Zerohedge, Nov 5, 2014):

Authored by Kevin O’Brien and Gabor Steingart, originally posted at Handelsblatt,

E.U. May Crack Over Ukraine, Soros Warns

The legendary Hungarian-American investor, George Soros, told Handelsblatt that the European Union and euro currency zone could unravel if member countries can’t agree on a unified response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

The European Union and the euro could founder if its members don’t stand together against Russia, George Soros said Tuesday in Düsseldorf. Source: Frank Beer for Handelsblatt George Soros, one of the world’s richest men and a tireless defender of Central European democracy, warned that the European Union, a mainstay of post-war stability, could dissolve and unravel if the 28-country bloc can’t agree on a common response to Russia’s aggression in the Ukraine. Continue reading »

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Oct 24

Related info:

- Dr. Paul Craig Roberts – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Speaks To The World (Complete English Transcript):

Dear Readers, I now have for you the complete English transcript of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech to the United Nations. Lavrov’s speech, together with President Putin’s remarks in his Serbian press conference (excerpts posted on this site) clearly indicate that the moral leader of the world is Russia, not Washington.

- Sergei Lavrov’s Speech At The United Nations General Assembly (Video)


- George Soros Slams Putin, Warns Of “Existential Threat” From Russia, Demands $20 Billion From IMF In “Russia War Effort” (ZeroHedge, Oct 23, 2014):

If even George Soros is getting concerned and writing Op-Eds, then Putin must be truly winning.

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Here are the highlights from what the Open Society founder has to say about the “existential” Russian threat in a just released Op-Ed: Continue reading »

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Sep 12

- George Soros Warns “This Is The Worst Possible Time” For Scottish Independence (ZeroHedge, Sep 11, 2014):

Authored by George Soros, originally posted Op-Ed at The FT,

This is the worst possible time for Britain to consider leaving the EU – or for Scotland to break with Britain.

The EU is an unfinished project of European states that have sacrificed part of their sovereignty to form an ever-closer union based on shared values and ideals. Those shared values are under attack on multiple fronts. Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine is perhaps the most immediate example but it is by no means the only one. Resurgent nationalism and illiberal democracy are on the rise within Europe, at its borders and around the globe. Continue reading »

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Sep 05

- Icahn, Soros, Druckenmiller, And Now Zell: The Billionaires Are All Quietly Preparing For The Plunge (ZeroHedge, Sep 3, 2014):

“The stock market is at an all-time, but economic activity is not at an all-time,” explains billionaire investor Sam Zell to CNBC this morning, adding that, “every company that’s missed has missed on the revenue side, which is a reflection that there’s a demand issue; and when you got a demand issue it’s hard to imagine the stock market at an all-time high.” Zell said he is being very cautious adding to stocks and cutting some positions because “I don’t remember any time in my career where there have been as many wildcards floating out there that have the potential to be very significant and alter people’s thinking.” Zell also discussed his view on Obama’s Fed encouraging disparity and on tax inversions, but concludes, rather ominously, “this is the first time I ever remember where having cash isn’t such a terrible thing.” Zell’s calls should not be shocking following George Soros. Stan Druckenmiller, and Carl Icahn’s warnings that there is trouble ahead.

Billionaire 1: Sam Zell Continue reading »

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Jul 16

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May 25

George-Soros

- George Soros sells all shares of Citigroup, Bank of America and JP Morgan (Intellihub, May 20, 2014):

Is this a sign of trouble ahead for the banking industry?

WASHINGTON — Just over 2 decades ago banker George Soros made his most famous investment by shorting the British pound and pocketing a billion dollars in the process.  Since then he has become famous for betting on stock market crashes and in some cases even rigging markets to fail for his own gain.

Just months ago, Soros made headlines by making a billion dollar stock bet against the S&P 500.  At the time this was said to be a sign of trouble ahead for the US economy, as Soros has seemed to have had advance knowledge of market crashes in the past.  As a result of this reputation, investors have begun to keep a close eye on his holdings. Continue reading »

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Apr 27

FYI.



Added: Apr 23, 2014

Description:

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer. He recently gave a talk in Geneva on March 20th, 2014 called ‘The Biology of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’.

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Mar 20

From the article:

“Strongest sanction” against Russia “is in the hands of the United States” because U.S. could sell crude from the Strategic Oil Reserve and depress prices, investor George Soros says during panel discussion in Berlin.

Brilliant, brilliant strategy!

Putin’s reacts:

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Flashback:

- USDA: No strategic grain reserves … they sold them!

- The U.S. Has No Remaining Grain Reserves


- Soros Has A Modest Proposal For How To Punish Russia (ZeroHedge, March 20, 2014):

Having warned of Putin’s blind-spot (and Merkel’s position of potential leadership) in the Europe-US-Russia debacle, billionaire investor George Soros has some ideas on how to punish Russia (and some warnings on the consequences)

  • *SOROS SAYS PUTIN ‘ACTING OUT OF WEAKNESS’
  • *SOROS SAYS UKRAINE CRISIS IS LEADERSHIP CHANCE FOR MERKEL
  • *SOROS SAYS MERKEL’S LEADERSHIP HAS GROWN IN UKRAINE CRISIS
  • *SOROS SAYS U.S. SELLING OIL RESERVES WOULD HURT RUSSIA
  • *SOROS SAYS U.S. HOLDS ‘STRONGEST SANCTION’ WITH OIL RESERVE

Via Bloomberg,

Russian President Putin sought to prop up flagging support at home in a move that “turned him adventurous abroad and repressive at home,” billionaire investor and Chairman of the Open Society Institute George Soros said today during a podium discussion in Berlin. Continue reading »

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Feb 17

- “Soros Put” Hits Record As Billionaire’s Downside Hedge Rises By 154% in Q4 To $1.3 Billion (ZeroHedge, Feb 17, 2014):

A curious finding emerged in the latest 13F by Soros Fund Management, the family office investment vehicle managing the personal wealth of George Soros.

Actually, two curious findings: the first was that the disclosed Assets Under Management as of December 31, 2013 rose to a record $11.8 billion (this excludes netting and margin, and whatever one-time positions Soros may have gotten an SEC exemption to not disclose: for a recent instance of this, see Greenlight Capital’s Micron fiasco, and the subsequent lawsuit of Seeking Alpha which led to the breach of David Einhorn’s holdings confidentiality).

The second one is that the “Soros put”, a legacy hedge position that the 83-year old has been rolling over every quarter since 2010, just rose to a record $1.3 billion or the notional equivalent of some 7.09 million SPY-equivalent shares. Since this was an increase of 154% Q/Q this has some people concerned that the author of ‘reflexivity’ and the founder of “open societies” may be anticipating some major market downside.

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Dec 31

Related info:

- World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World (Video)

FYI.


- The Real Powers Behind President Barack Obama By Karen Hudes (Before It’s News, Dec 31, 2013)

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Nov 17


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Oct 25

- George Soros Sponsors Hillary Clinton 2016 Super PAC With Donation & Becomes Co-Chair (Freedom Outpost, Oct 24, 2013):

This should come as no surprise considering the ties that Hillary Clinton has and the fact that she has been virtually coronated as the next presidential candidate for the Democrat Party. Today the official Twitter account of the Hillary Clinton super PAC Ready for Hillary made it known that mega billionaire George Soros is sponsoring her efforts.

The Tweet read, “We are proud to welcome George Soros as one of the co-chairs of @ReadyForHillary‘s national finance council.”

Politico reported:

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Aug 20

- 18 Signs That Global Financial Markets Are Entering A Horrifying Death Spiral (Economic Collapse, Aug 20, 2013):

You can see it coming, can’t you?  The yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries is skyrocketing, the S&P 500 has been down for 9 of the last 11 trading days and troubling economic news is pouring in from all over the planet.  The much anticipated “financial correction” is rapidly approaching, and investors are starting to race for the exits.  We have not seen so many financial trouble signs all come together at one time like this since just prior to the last major financial crisis.  It is almost as if a “perfect storm” is brewing, and a lot of the “smart money” has already gotten out of stocks and bonds.  Could it be possible that we are heading toward another nightmarish financial crisis?  Could we see a repeat of 2008 or potentially even something worse?  Of course a lot of people believe that we will never see another major financial crisis like we experienced in 2008 ever again.  A lot of people think that this type of “doom and gloom” talk is foolish.  It is those kinds of people that did not see the last financial crash coming and that are choosing not to prepare for the next one even though the warning signs are exceedingly clear.  Let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst, and right now things do not look good at all.

The following are 18 signs that global financial markets are entering a horrifying death spiral… Continue reading »

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Aug 01

- George Soros Goes Long Herbalife, Makes It “Top 3″ Position (ZeroHedge, July 31, 2013):

It just keeps going form bad to worse for William Ackman. The so-called retail expert tried to diffuse the situation today by announcing a massive $2 billion position in Airgas, only for Herbalife to go right back front and center, following news moments ago from CNBC that none other than George Soros has taken a long stake in Herbalife, and not just any stake but a “top 3″ position. We haven’t done the math but the float out there must be getting dangerously low for Ackman: low enough to where the Volkswagen scenario we predicted in early January (just as we predicted the imminent epic short squeeze) may finally come in play as there is not enough float to cover Ackman’s short, and certainly not when the longs decide to pull all the borrow. If and when the Ackman margin calls hit, we hope that Soros will accept shares of Airgas as deliverable.

In the meantime, the stock is up 173% since December, or when we said to go long following Whitney Tilson’s “short.” Continue reading »

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Apr 19

- Reuters Releases George Soros Obituary By Mistake: “Enigmatic Financier, Liberal Philanthropist Dies At XX” (ZeroHedge, April 18, 2013):

Update – that didn’t take long:

Reuters erroneously published an advance obituary of financier and philanthropist George Soros. A spokesman for Soros said that the New York-based financier is alive and well. Reuters regrets the error.

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First CNN, then AP, now Reuters: the entire media is increasingly starting to look like amateur hour. Unless, of course, Soros is like Osama, and had several “reincarnated” body doubles, with the original specimen long gone.

Here is our suggestion for another prepared article: “Today after XX centuries of monetizing debt, the Emperor of the Galactic Central Bank, Gaius Maximus Printius Bernankius the DCLXVIth, ended QE in the year of the alien invasion, XXXXX. Bread costs XXXXXXXXXXX.”

Just out from Reuters, an article which will certainly be withdrawn in milliseconds. Intern heads will roll for this, although it would be truly “New Normal” if Soros were to have a heart attack upon reading news of his own death, and die from it.

George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX
5:41pm EDT

By Todd Eastham

WASHINGTON, XXX (Reuters) – George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions.

He was known as “the man who broke the Bank of England” for selling short the British pound in 1992 and helping force the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, which devalued the pound and earned Soros more than $1 billion.

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Apr 15

Don’t miss!


- Ex-Soros Advisor Sells “Almost All” Japan Holdings, Shorts Bonds; Sees Market Crash, Default And Hyperinflation (ZeroHedge, April 14, 2013):

Previously, we have pointed out why Japan’s attempt at reincarnating its economy, geared solely at generating a stock market-based “wealth effect”, and far less focused on boosting the country’s trade surplus or current account, is doomed to failure, namely due the drastically lower equity participation by the general population and financial institutions in the country’s stock market. Sure, foreign investors will come and go renting each rally for a period of time, but unless the local population participates in the “reflation attempt” (which has already sent the price of luxury goods, energy and food through the rood), or in other words change the behavioral patterns of two generations of Japanese in under two years, the inflationary shock will simply leads to a loss of faith in the government and ultimately Abe’s second untimely demise. Not surprisingly, 4 months after Japan set off on the most ludicrous economic experiment in history, and one week after the BOJ announced its plans to double its balance sheet, Abe’s approval rating has already begun sliding with a poll by Asahi just reporting that popular support of Abe’s cabinet is already down to 60%, down from 71% a month ago. Continue reading »

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Mar 30

Related info:

- Obama’s ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Bill Hands The Biotech Industry The Power To Nullify The Decisions Of Federal Courts

- ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Written By Monsanto-Sponsored Senator

- Outrageous Betrayal Of All Americans: President Obama Signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Into Law


- Top 10 excuses for Obama signing the Monsanto Protection Act (Jon Rappoport’s Blog, March 28, 2013):

Yes, he signed HR 993. It was a bill funding the federal government. There was a rider in it. A Monsanto and biotech rider.

The gist of the rider is: a dangerous ghoulish GMO food crop can’t be stopped by a court order. That crop can still be grown, harvested, and sold in the US.

Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t it grand?

250,000 people signed an emergency letter to Obama, telling him to send HR 993 back to Congress so the rider could be removed. He didn’t.

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Feb 07

- Soros Fears ‘Rebellion’, Warns “The Euro Could Destroy The EU” (ZeroHedge, Feb 7, 2013)

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Dec 13

In the last few years gold and silver bottomed out around Christmas.


- Gold – It’s Time (ZeroHedge, Dec 12, 2012):

Authored by Lee Quaintance and Paul Brodsky of QBAMCO,

Gold bugs can’t understand how the public can be so unaware, how highly intelligent policy makers can be so immoral, and how the mainstream media can be so incurious. We can’t understand why more men and women in the investment business haven’t joined some of the more successful ones that have come around to precious metals and have taken substantial positions in them for their funds and personal accounts. The list of high profile independent-minded investors that have come out of the proverbial closet is impressive and growing: Kyle Bass, John Paulson, David Einhorn, George Soros, Bill Gross and Paul Singer, to name only a few.
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Sep 21

AGAIN: This is the ‘Greatest Depression’.


- Have the Last 5 Years Been Worse than the Great Depression? (ZeroHedge, Sep 21, 2012):

What Do Economic Indicators Say?We’ve repeatedly pointed out that there are many indicators which show that the last 5 years have been worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s, including:

Mark McHugh reports:

Velocity of money is the  frequency with which a unit of money is spent on new goods and services.   It is a far better indicator of economic activity than GDP, consumer prices, the stock market, or sales of men’s underwear (which Greenspan was fond of ogling).  In a healthy economy, the same dollar is collected as payment and subsequently spent many times over.  In a depression, the velocity of money goes catatonic.  Velocity of money is calculated by simply dividing GDP by a given money supply.  This VoM chart using monetary base  should end any discussion of what ”this” is and whether or not anybody should be using the word “recovery” with a straight face:

In just four short years, our “enlightened” policy-makers have slowed money velocity to depths never seen in the Great Depression.

(As we’ve previously explained, the Fed has intentionally squashed money multipliers and money velocity as a way to battle inflation. And see this)

Indeed, the number of Americans relying on government assistance to obtain basic food may be higher now that during the Great Depression.  The only reason we don’t see the “soup lines” like we did in the 30s only because of the massive food stamp program.

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