- New York, New Jersey Consider Mandatory Quarantines In Ebola Response (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
Despite the constant confirmation that New York “is prepared, and has been prepared for months” for an Ebola outbreak, it appears Governor Cuomo and NJ’s Christie are more concerned than they are letting on. Having earlier admitted that the CDC’s screening guidelines are “insufficient” for New York regions’ population density, Reuters reports that Cuomo and Christie are considering “enhanced screening” where “all healthcare workers will mandatorily quarantined.” Cue “state of emergency” proclamation and civili liberties ‘interrupted’...
- *EBOLA SCREENING WILL BE STRENGTHENED AT NY AIRPORTS, SAYS CNBC
- *NY AIRPORT SCREENING WILL GO BEYOND CDC REQUIREMENTS: CNBC
- *NY AIRPORTS TO QUARANTINE ALL HC WORKERS FROM HI RISK NATIONS
- *JFK, NEWARK TO HAVE ADDITIONAL SCREENING FOR EBOLA: CHRISTIE
- *STEPS INCLUDE MANDATORY QUARANTINE FOR MED. SERVICE PROVIDERS
- *MEDICS BACK FROM EBOLA COUNTRIES TO BE QUARANTINED: CHRISTIE
- *NEWARK, JFK HEALTH DEPTS.TO DETERMINE QUARANTINE NEEDS:CHRISTIE
* * *
As CNBC reports,
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are planning to increase current screening procedures for people travelling from Ebola-affected regions.
Depending on an individual’s risk level—exposure to infected individuals and countries visited—a mandatory 21-day quarantine could be instituted, Cuomo said.
All medical workers from Ebola-affected countries will be subject to a quarantine, said Dr. Howard Zucker, acting commissioner of health for New York State. Cuomo said voluntary quarantine is not sufficient, and that it is “almost an oxymoron.” Continue reading »
Tags: Ebola, Global News, Government, Health, New Jersey, New World Order, New York, Politics, Society, U.S.
- Putin Warns Of Risk Of Major Conflict, Says Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
Having been relatively quiet for a while, Russia’s leader Vladimir, speaking in Sochi (following meetings with Middle East crown princes who confirmed Russia as a key partner – “isolated”?), has unleashed his most aggressive statements with regard the failing world order:
- *PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY
- *PUTIN: WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING
Adding that the risk of major conflicts involving major countries is growing, as well as the risk of arms control treaties being violated, Putin exclaimed that the US-led unipolar world is like a dictatorship over other countries and that “US leadership brings no good for others,” and calls for a new global consensus.
Having met Crown Prince Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi in Sochi, who confirmed that Moscow “plays a very important role in the Middle East,” and added that he had no doubts that his country and Russia “are bound by a privileged relationship,” it appears Russia is less “isolated” than the West would have many believe.
As Bloomberg reports: Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Dollar, Global News, Government, Military, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S., Vladimir Putin
- NYPD Stunner: Cops Exit Ebola Victim Apartment, Dump Gloves, Masks In Sidewalk Trash Can (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
If there was one theme from last night’s Cuomo/De Blasio Ebola press conference it was ‘how everyone has been preparing for months’ for Ebola. We can all be reassured, right? Wrong! As The Daily Mail reports (and these stunning photos show), the police officers involved in securing Dr. Spencer tossed their gloves, masks and the caution tape used to block off access to his apartment in a public trash can.
Not just any trash can, but one on a public street corner…
Continue reading »
Tags: Ebola, Global News, Government, Health, NYPD, Politics, U.S.
- French Unemployed Hits Record High, Hollande Demands EU Budget “Must Be Adapted” (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
France’s President Francois Hollande states confidently that “everyone should respeoct treaties,” then ‘Junckers’ it with this stunningly hypocritical bullshit, “budget rules must be adapted” to support growth and France “has done what it has to do” on its deficit… one glance at the following chart suggests that Hollande has done nothing and has been enabled by Draghi… What a farce!!
- *HOLLANDE SAYS `EVERYONE’ SHOULD RESPECT TREATIES
- *HOLLANDE SAYS FRANCE RESPECTS DEFICIT TREATY WITH FLEXIBILITY
But: Continue reading »
Tags: EU, Europe, France, Francois Hollande, Global News, Government, Politics, Unemployment
- Banker Suicides Return: DSK’s Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reports, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the IMF, was found dead Thursday after apparently taking his own life by jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. This is the 16th financial services executive death this year.
Bloomberg reports that Thierry Leyne, the French-Israeli entrepreneur who last year started an investment firm with former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has died. He was 48.
Leyne died yesterday in Tel Aviv, according to his assistant at the firm, who asked not to be identified. Le Figaro newspaper reported that he committed suicide. Continue reading »
Tags: Banking, Economy, Global News
- Goldman and Blackstone Enter Spanish Real Estate – Pain and Suffering for Poor People Immediately Ensues (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 24, 2014):
Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same.
But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity. Thousands of Spain’s poor now depend for their homes on the generosity of private equity.
– From today’s Reuters article: Why Madrid’s Poor Fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone
Less than a month ago, I warned the people of Spain that U.S. financial oligarchs had their sights set on the nation. The post was titled, Your Wall Street Slumlord Arrives in Europe – Goldman and Other Financial Firms Launch “Buy to Rent” in Spain, and in it I wrote:
Now that the financial oligarchs have had their way with the U.S. property market, to the point that average citizens can’t even afford to own a home (Zillow recently showed that 1 in 3 homes are unaffordable), it appears they have turned their sights overseas. What better market for bailed-out bankers to feast on than Spain, with its 50%+ youth unemployment rate and a continued depressed real estate market.
It didn’t take long for the results to be felt. Reuters published an article on the topic today. Here are some excerpts: Continue reading »
Tags: Banking, Blackstone, Economy, Global News, Goldman Sachs, Real Estate, Spain
- 25 Banks Said To Fail European Stress Test, 10 In Talks On Capital Shortfall (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
With the results of Europe’s annual AQR, aka Stress Test, due out on Sunday, most had been expecting that despite some rhetoric that various brand name banks may fail, that it would be largely more of the usual: puff. That, however, may not be the case, and as Bloomberg just reported, a whopping 25 banks are set to fail the stress test, compared to 105 which are set to pass. As Bloomberg notes:
- 105 banks passed the test, draft document shows
- Number of banks that would have shortfall even after capital-raising to Sept. 30, 2014, is the subject of ongoing talks, a person with knowledge of the matter says
- Negotations continue with about 10 banks shown to have net shortfall after 2014 capital measures, the person says
- An ECB spokesman says the central bank can’t comment on speculation about the outcome of the comprehensive assessment. Any inferences drawn as to the final outcome of the exercise would be highly speculative until the results are final on Oct. 26, spokesman says Continue reading »
Tags: Banking, Economy, Global News
- Putin lashes out at US, West for destabilizing world (RT, Oct 25, 2014):
Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States and the West for destabilizing the world order of checks and balances for its own gains. He also accused the West of inflaming the situation in Ukraine and said Russia is not interested in building an empire.
The Russian President delivered a fierce broadside aimed at the United States in a speech for the Valdai Club in Sochi, which is an informal group of scholars. He hit out at Washington for behaving without regard to the rest of the world’s interests Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S., Vladimir Putin
- Well-‘red’: MI5 spied on prominent academics ‘for decades’, secret docs show (RT, Oct 25, 2014):
British intelligence services, including MI5, secretly spied on a number of prominent academics with socialist leanings “for decades,” including Oxbridge dons Christopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawm, secret files disclosed on Friday show.
The historians were among a number academics at the UK’s top universities who were placed under rigorous surveillance by the security services after officers became concerned about their supposed ‘communist’ leanings. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Politics, Surveillance, U.K.
- NYC officials: Ebola patient rode the subway just hours before level-4 biohazard infection confirmed (Natural News, Oct 24, 2014):
Ebola is now confirmed in New York City. I’ve just finished watching the press conference with Cuomo, de Blasio and Dr. Mary Travi Bassett, and what I’m hearing from these people is extremely irresponsible to public safety.
For starters, every official in the press conference repeated over and over again that there was near-zero risk of anyone contracting Ebola from Dr. Spencer, even though he visited bowling alleys, rode in an Uber car and traveled in the NYC subway system just hours before being confirmed positive with Ebola. Yet as Dr. Bassett explained, once Dr. Spencer had a fever, he was “removed from his home in an orderly manner” by health workers who were “wearing full protective gear.” Continue reading »
Tags: Ebola, Environment, Global News, Health
- Fastest Pace Of Withdrawals From JPM’s Gold Vault In Over A Year (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
While JPM’s eligible gold holdings are nowhere near the record lows hit in the summer of 2013, when they dropped to a tiny 46K ounces, sparking concerns of a potential deliverable default, yesterday according to the daily CME gold depository report, JPM saw a whopping 321,500 ounces, or about 10 tons of gold, withdrawn. This was the biggest outflow since the August 5 rebalance when nearly 1.5 million ounces were withdrawn and added, and was the biggest, and is tied with two identical 321,500 oz outflows recorded in early January. As of yesterday, JPM’s eligible gold tumbled by 40% in one day, declining to 485.K ounces from over 800K the day before: the lowest eligible gold inventory since almost exactly a year ago.
What is perhaps more notable, is that the recent outflows of eligible golds are taking place at the same time as there has been a significant reduction in the NAV/gold holdings of the GLD ETF. A question thus arises once again: where is the gold being withdrawn to and who is doing these not insubstantial withdrawals. Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Gold, JPMorgan
- Burst Chinese Housing Bubble Leads To First Annual Price Decline Since 2012; Prices Drop In Record 69 Cities (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
It has been over six months since the Chinese housing bubble has popped. What’s worse, as overnight housing numbers out of China confirmed, the government has so far failed to contain the fallout, and according to the National Bureau of Statistics, which is anything but, after a fifth straight monthly decline, Chinese home prices have now wiped out all price gains in the past year. This was immediately spun as bullish by media outlets and sellside experts as “raising expectations the government will have to implement more economic support measures to cushion the blow.” I.e., buy stocks because central banks will push risk prices artificially higher yet again. In other words, bad is still good and failure continues to be success.
Tags: China, Economy, Global News, Housing Bubble, Housing market, Real Estate
- The Pacific Is Broken: ‘After We Left Japan, It Felt As If The Ocean itself Was Dead’ – ‘I’m Used To Seeing Turtles, Dolphins, Sharks And Big Flurries Of Feeding Birds’ – ‘But This Time For 3000 Nautical Miles There Was Nothing Alive To Be Seen’
- Sailor talks Fukushima’s Impact on Pacific: “It’s dead… for thousands of miles there was nothing” between US & Japan — “Like sailing in a dead sea… everything’s all gone” — “Just talking about it makes me feel like I want to cry” — “No birds, no fish, no sharks, no dolphins, no turtles, nothing” (AUDIO) (ENENews, Oct 23, 2014):
Excerpts from newly uncovered interview with yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen:
Skeptoid: This is the third in a series of pieces debunking the scaremongering and hysteria regarding the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant… The ocean is broken. This is the title of an October article from Australia’s Newcastle Herald, chronicling the journey of Ivan Macfadyen [read article in The Sidney Morning Herald]… it went viral, with over half a million views in three days. People connected the dots and linked the dead, garbage-filled ocean that Macfadyen encountered on his trip to Fukushima and the piece has been used as part of the exaggerated story since then. But the link between the two doesn’t appear to exist… The story is also not at all about the nuclear plant, but the damage done from overfishing and plastic pollution. It doesn’t even mention Fukushima by name. Continue reading »
Tags: Environment, Fukushima, Global News, Japan, Nuclear, Nuclear reactors, Oceans, Radiation
Ottawa Shooting Hoax: SMOKING GUN? 9:30am photos of Police before Hoax!
Ottawa Shooting False Flag: REX MURPHY 100% EXPOSE- CBC MIND CONTROL
Ottawa Shooting False Flag: Live Footage of Gunman MUST SEE!
Ottawa Shooting False Flag: REASON = It’s the NEW CSIS BILL
Tags: Canada, Global News, Government, Law, Police, Police State, Politics
- The Housing Recovery Has Been Canceled Due To Data Revisions (ZeroHedge, Oct 24, 2014):
It is now beyond stupid: the euphoric, consensus-beating data for every single month since May has been revised lower, by on average 6% and as much as 9%. Perhaps finally people will realize that there is only one number that matters in the Census bureau’s monthly new home sales report: the ±15.7 90% confidence interval. Well, people maybe, but not algos, who only care about one thing: whether the data beat or missed.
Tags: Economy, Global News, Housing market, Real Estate
- Ebola doctor runs around NYC bowling alleys after telling authorities he was ‘self-quarantined’ – report (Natural News, Oct 24, 2014):
NY Daily News is reporting today that Dr. Craig Spencer ran around New York City “after first telling authorities he self-quarantined himself.”  The paper also says Dr. Spencer “hit the [bowling] lanes in Williamsburg.”
Dr. Spencer recently returned from Guinea, one of the worst-hit Ebola outbreak nations in West Africa. Today he was “rushed to a hospital with suspected Ebola symptoms” which reportedly include nausea and a 103-degree temperature. Media reports say Dr. Spencer has been in New York City for a period of 10 days, first entering the country through the JFK airport.
Tags: Ebola, Global News, Health, U.S.
- Is Obama’s Ebola czar an advocate of human depopulation? (Natural News, Oct 24, 2014):
Ron Klain, before he became President Obama’s latest czar (Klain is the “Ebola czar”), was chief of staff to a pair of Democrat vice presidents, Al Gore and the current VP, Joe Biden. His appointment by Obama has been praised high and low by liberal politicians. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has called his appointment an “excellent choice.”
But as was noted by critics of the choice when he was named, Klain has no medical experience whatsoever: He’s been a Democrat Party hack his entire career, and this latest appointment is seen by some as just another rung on the ladder of Democrat Party power. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Ebola, Global News, Obama administration, Politics, Ron Klain, U.S.
- ‘Russia impossible to isolate’: Senior official dismisses ‘phony’ Western sanctions (RT, Oct 23, 2014):
Chief of Russia’s presidential administration Sergey Ivanov has slammed the West for “attempts to destabilize the country,” and says its economy remains strong, in the face of sanctions.
“Isolating Russia is impossible – and the world has no intention of doing so,” the former defense minister told reporters at the Sochi meeting of the Valdai Club, an annual media summit that offers leading foreign journalists access to top Russian politicians. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S.
- “Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law” (ALT-MARKET, Oct 23, 2014):
One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on the rest of society, right? One out of control (or “lone wolf”) citizen/terrorist could reignite a biological firestorm, so, should we not turn to government and forgo certain freedoms in order to achieve the greater good for the greater number? Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, CDC, Ebola, Global News, Government, Health, Obama administration, Politics, Ron Klain, Society, U.S.
- The Canadian Patriot Act Arrives: Ottawa To Give Security Agencies More “Detention And Surveillance” Powers (ZeroHedge, Oct 23, 2014):
Stop us when the flashbacks to September 11, and its Patriot Act aftermath, become too close for comfort.
As Reuters reported moments ago, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday the government will expedite plans to give more powers of detention and surveillance to security agencies in the wake of an attack on Parliament.
“They need to be much strengthened, and I assure you, Mr. Speaker, that work which is already under way will be expedited,” he told the House of Commons, one day after a gunman launched an attack on Parliament and was shot dead.
On the other hand, instead of giving the government even more authoritarian power to do with civilian liberties as it sees fit and appropriate, perhaps the government’s agencies could have simply done their work better under the existing laws and regulations, especially after the Sky News report that the Ottawa shooter, Canadian born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was already on a terror watch list. Continue reading »
Tags: Allianz Global Investors Capital, Global News, Government, Politics, Terrorism
- “War on Terror” Targets Unlicensed Underwear – Department of Homeland Security Raids Maker of World Series Panties (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 23, 2014):
“They came in and there were two guys” Honig said. “I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a badge and took me outside. They told me they were from Homeland Security and we were violating copyright laws.”
They placed the underwear in an official Homeland Security bag and had Honig sign a statement saying she wouldn’t use the logo.
– From the Kansas City Star article: Homeland Security Confiscates Royals Underwear in Kansas City Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, DHS, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Terrorism, U.S.
- The Parrot Is Finally Dead: The Economist Does It Again (ZeroHedge, Oct 23, 2014):
With its latest “coverage” of the European economy, the Economist may have finally jumped the parrot.
Hm, where else have we heard the “it’s only resting” excuse? Oh yes, Mr Panos of course. Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Politics
- The Challenges of Defending Your Child’s Mind from Propaganda (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 23, 2014):
In great empires the people who live in the capital, and in the provinces remote from the scene of action, feel, many of them, scarce any inconveniency from the war; but enjoy, at their ease, the amusement of reading in the newspapers the exploits of their own fleets and armies. To them this amusement compensates the small difference between the taxes which they pay on account of the war, and those which they had been accustomed to pay in time of peace.They are commonly dissatisfied with the return of peace, which puts an end to their amusement, and to a thousand visionary hopes of conquest and national glory from a longer continuance of the war.
– Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations
Let’s face it, your child’s mind is fertile ground for oligarchs, corrupt politicians and any other thieving member of the so-called “ruling elite” who aim to enslave the masses both mentally and monetarily. Unfortunately, the propaganda that comes from the government and our largest corporations is perceived as being absolute truth by most people. If you’re like me, at one point in time you had to wake up to it all and accept that you had been completely brainwashed for the first few decades for your life.
On a parental level, defending my child’s mind against blatant lies and deceit from the media, military industrial complex and corporatism is really not that difficult. But what about their grandparents, cousins or the kids next door? Continue reading »
Tags: Children, Global News, propaganda, Society
- UK hackers face life imprisonment, threat to whistleblowers – activists (RT, Oct 23, 2014):
Internet users who ‘threaten’ national security, by causing economic or environmental damage, could face a life sentence under new government plans to crack down on internet crime. Campaigners say the move will target whistleblowers.
The government proposal claims the laws are needed to deal with “catastrophic” cyber-attacks that “result in loss of life, serious illness and injury, or serious damage to national security, or a significant risk thereof.”
Proposals would update the existing Computer Misuse Act 1990, and would give judges the power to hand down harsher penalties on hackers. The laws would also incorporate internet users spying on the activities of UK businesses. Continue reading »
Tags: GCHQ, Global News, Government, Home Office, Law, New World Order, Politics, Society, U.K.
- The BBC is Using Anti-Terror Surveillance to Find Tax Dodgers (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 22, 2014):
The Daily Mail reports that: Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, New World Order, Politics, Society, Surveillance, tax, Terrorism, U.K.
- 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.
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 »
Tags: EU, Europe, George Soros, Global News, Government, IMF, Politics, Russia, U.S., Ukraine, Vladimir Putin