- Mig 29 shoot down of MH17 (Jim Stone, Nov 14, 2014):
UPDATE: MH17/MIG photo not likely to be from a satellite
Jim Stone, Nov 14, 11:35 PM CST
To the left I have the original, as presented, and a clip from Google maps showing the exact same location, with the distance scale still embedded in the Google map image. If this was shot from outer space, the Mig would have to be 1 KM long to match the ground below it. The only way this shot could possibly be real is if it was shot from a higher flying aircraft. Did reputable Russian media get spoofed? That is a strong possibility.
I was hoping the Russian Navy was at Australia to give Putin a safe ride back absent any chance of remote hijacking or shoot downs after he “presented this photo”. There are three possibilities here, and they are:
1. This photo is a hoax that fooled even the Russian press.
2. This photo is fake for the press, but a real one exists.
3. This photo is real, but shot from a higher flying aircraft.
Take your pick for now, let’s see how Putin leaves Australia. If he leaves with the Navy that will probably say it all. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, MH-17, Military, Politics, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
Dorothea Lange Negro woman who has never been out of Mississippi
- Debt, Propaganda And Now Deflation (The Automatic Earth, Nov 14, 2014):
Looks I have to return to the deflation topic. I’m a bit hesitant about it, because the discussion always gets distorted by varying definitions and a whole bunch of semi-religious issues. The Automatic Earth has for many years said that an immense bout of deflation is inevitable because of global debt levels, and it’s all only gotten a lot worse since we first said that. Our governments and central banks have ‘fought’ deflation with more debt, and that was always the stupidest idea in human history. Or at least, most of us were stupid for believing it would work, or was even intended to.
Just so we don’t get into yet more confusion, i probably need to explain that the debt deflation we’re talking about here is not some subdivision like consumer inflation or price inflation or cookie inflation, those are just hollow and meaningless terms. Debt deflation is deflation caused by too much debt, and the deleveraging it must and will lead to. Deflation does not equal falling prices, those are merely an effect of it. Continue reading »
Tags: Bonds, Collapse, Debt, Economy, Global News, Government, Politics, U.S.
- Paedophile priest Daniel Curran in court on fresh child abuse charges (Belfast Telegraph, Nov 14, 2014):
One of Northern Ireland’s most notorious clerical sex offenders has been charged with child abuse for a fifth time.
Fr Daniel Curran (64) has already been jailed for abusing more than a dozen boys over a 17-year period.
At Downpatrick Magistrates Court yesterday Curran, of Bryansford Avenue, Newcastle, was charged with four further sex offences committed against a child in the 1990s. Continue reading »
Tags: Abuse, Children, Crime, Global News, Rape, Sex, Society
- Record low temperatures across southern Alberta (Ice Age Now, Nov 15, 2014):
Note that this is for SOUTHERN Alberta.
Summary of record low temperatures for Southern Alberta issued by Environment Canada Friday 14 November 2014.
Record lows: Continue reading »
Tags: Alberta, Canada, Environment, Global News, Meteorology
Presentation took place in BC, Canada on August 2000
Tags: Banking, Economy, Eustace Mullins, Fed, Federal Reserve, Global News, Government, Illuminati, Politics, Rothschild, Society, U.S.
- America Watches In Stunned Disbelief As Afghanistan Jails Two Failed Bank Executives (ZeroHedge, Nov 12, 2014):
Spot the banana republic:
- Nation #1 spends and issues tens of trillions in taxpayer funds and debt, crushing the growth potential of future generations, just to bail out a banking sector full to the brim with criminal “riggers” (as today’s settlements once again prove), where bubble mania was so pervasive not a single bank would have survived absent a global central bank bailout, and where bank executives wouldn’t bend over for anything less than a million.
- Nation #2 just sentenced two senior officials of a bank that collapsed under (a measly by New Normal standards) $1 billion in debt to 15 years in prison each for embezzlement and fraud.
Nation #1 is, of course, the US (or any other western nation). Nation #2 is Afghanistan.
Which one is the banana republic again? Continue reading »
Tags: Afghanistan, Banking, Economy, Fed, Federal Reserve, Global News, Government, Heroin, Opium, Politics
- Fukushima Student: “It seems like we are about to get killed” — “Anyone, please, please save the lives of Fukushima people and children… Gov’t abandoned us… Japan is clearly going insane… Nothing has gotten better” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Nov 13, 2014):
IMDb – Kakusei: The Fukushima End (2014), Blondion Productions: Today the Japanese government assures its people of Fukushima’s safety and urges residents to move back. However, citizens are not convinced… Through the experiences of five individuals, this documentary reflects upon how culture has influenced the choices citizens make everyday, and how those have changed.
Closing scene from ‘Kakusei’:
- Hikaru Abe, student in Soma, Fukushima (40 km north of Fukushima Daiichi) who stayed behind after his mother and younger brother evacuated: “Nothing has gotten better… The government was incapable to deal with issues, covered up information we needed and even put pressure on us. While many human errors were seen, people in Fukushima worked hard to move on with the support from all over the country. Fukushima is in the process of recovery. Our government abandoned us. Anyone, please, please save the lives of Fukushima people and children. Japan is clearly going insane. It seems like we are about to get killed. Please lend your strength to Fukushima.” Continue reading »
Tags: Environment, Fukushima, Global News, Government, Health, Japan, Nuclear, Nuclear reactors, Politics, Radiation, Society
- Israel bans outspoken Norwegian doctor from Gaza for life for ‘security reasons’ (RT, Nov 14, 2014):
Israel has banned Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor who has helped Palestinians during conflicts for over 30 years, from entering Gaza, following his outspoken criticism of the Israeli government. Oslo has asked Jerusalem to reverse the decision.
“I was asked by the Norwegian authorities to go down to continue working in Gaza. When we arrived at the Erez Crossing, I was told by Israeli soldiers that I could not go into Gaza. I had to turn back to Norway,” said the 67-year-old, who was attempting to return to the region for the first time since the end of Israel’s Gaza offensive, which ended in August, as reported by Norway’s VG newspaper.
“I have never broken any Israeli laws. It’s provocative, unreasonable and totally unacceptable.” Continue reading »
Tags: Gaza, Global News, Government, Israel, Politics
- And The 10th Most Prosperous Nation In The World Is… (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
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Despite all the bravado from political leaders and the record high stock prices – which prove how clean America’s dirty short is – The Legatum Institute finds the United States is just the 10th most prosperous nation in the world… after Holland, Canada, New Zealand, and Denmark to name a few.
Still, could be worse… could be 11th, like Iceland… Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, Politics, U.S.
- Report: The U.S. is putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people (PC World, Nov 13, 2014):
The U.S. Department of Justice is putting devices that emulate cellphone towers in Cessna aircraft and flying them around the country to track the locations of cell phones, a practice that targets criminal suspects but may also affect thousands of U.S. citizens, according to a news report Thursday.The program is run by the Department of Justice’s U.S. Marshals Service and has been in operation since at least 2007, according to the report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited two unnamed sources. The aircraft are flown out of at least five metropolitan-area airports and can cover most of the U.S. population, it said.
Cell phones are programmed to connect to whichever nearby cell tower has the strongest signal. The fake cell towers trick phones into thinking they have the strongest signal, then read the devices’ unique registration numbers when they connect, the Journal report says. Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, ACLU, Barack Obama, Big Brother, George Orwell, Global News, Government, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Surveillance, U.S.
- TV: Attempt to stop flow of highly radioactive liquid at Fukushima “in doubt” — AP: Much of it is pouring in trenches going out into Pacific — Experts: Amount entering ocean “increasing by 400 tons daily” — Problem “so severe” it’s consuming nearly all workers at site — Top Plant Official: “Little cause for optimism” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Nov 13, 2014):
NHK, Nov. 13, 2014 (emphasis added): Radioactive water may still be entering tunnels — [TEPCO] faces another challenge in its effort to address radioactive water at the complex. It says highly contaminated water may still be flowing from reactor buildings into adjacent underground tunnels even after a work to stem the flow ended. The water in the tunnels is believed to be leaking into the sea… the firm began work in April to stem the flow of radioactive water between the reactor buildings and the tunnels… TEPCO finished the work on November 6th. But workers found that water levels in the reactor buildings and the tunnels are still linked…
ITAR-TASS, Nov 14, 2014: Radioactive water discharge from Fukushima Daiichi NPP into ocean continues; According to specialists, the volume of contaminated liquid that is leaking into the ocean is increasing by 400 tons daily — The repair operations… aimed at preventing radioactive water discharges into the ocean have yielded no result, the NPP operator [TEPCO] reported on Friday. The water… is still leaking into the NPP drainage system even after last week’s operations to stop the leak… [D]ue to the major damage of the plant’s infrastructure most of the water that is poured in… leaks into the drainage system and gets into the ground waters and then into the Pacific Ocean… The radioactive contamination level in the ground waters, according to TEPCO, is very high… Continue reading »
Tags: Environment, Fukushima, Global News, Japan, Nuclear, Nuclear reactors, Oceans, Radiation
- Glenn Greenwald on Hilary Clinton: “Soulless, Principle-Free, Power Hungry…” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Nov 14, 2014):
One attribute I like most about Glenn Greenwald is that he never pulls punches. One of his most prescient and cutting political lines came earlier this year when he made some observations on the upcoming 2016 Presidential election, in which two status quo, corrupt, bloodthirsty con-artists will compete for the Oval Office. While we don’t yet know which crony the GOP will put up, Hilary is pretty much a foregone conclusion for the Democrats. Greenwald observed:
Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fucking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sleazy money types who are just corrupting everything everywhere. But she’s going to be the first female president, and women in America are going to be completely invested in her candidacy. Opposition to her is going to be depicted as misogynistic, like opposition to Obama has been depicted as racist. It’s going to be this completely symbolic messaging that’s going to overshadow the fact that she’ll do nothing but continue everything in pursuit of her own power. They’ll probably have a gay person after Hillary who’s just going to do the same thing.
You can read that and more in the post: Glenn Greenwald on the 2016 Elections – “They’ll Probably Have a Gay Person After Hillary.”
Well Greenwald is back, and this time he outlines exactly who’s excited about Hilary’s forthcoming run for the Presidency. Here are some excerpts from the Intercept: Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Hillary Clinton, Politics, U.S.
- Pimco Paid Gross, El-Erian Over Half A Billion Dollars In 2013 Bonuses (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
And a stunner just out of of Bloomberg:
PIMCO PAID GROSS $290 MILLION BONUS FOR 2013, DOCUMENT SHOWS
PIMCO PAID FORMER CEO EL-ERIAN ABOUT $230 MLN BONUS IN 2013
More from the source:
Pacific Investment Management Co. paid its former Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross a bonus of about $290 million in 2013, a year in which his Total Return Fund trailed a majority of peers, according to documents provided to Bloomberg View by someone with knowledge of Pimco’s bonus policies. Continue reading »
Tags: Allianz, Bill Gross, Economy, Global News, Mohamed El-Erian, PIMCO
- The Reason Small Businesses Are Disappearing, As Explained By A Small Business Owner (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
Confused why despite endless daily propaganda that the US economy is getting better – after all “just look at the record high S&P 500” – fewer and fewer Americans believe the narrative, as the Democrats and Obama found out the very hard way in last week’s midterm elections? Then the following explanation written by the owner of a small business – the segment of the US economy that has historically led every single recovery but this time was left behind – should help answer some questions.
The reason small businesses are disappearing written by a small business owner. Continue reading »
Tags: Businesses, Economy, Global News, Society, U.S.
Top 11 heaviest 24-hour November snowstorms in St. Cloud, MN since the 1890’s, including new record set on Nov. 10, 2014.
- November snowfall records tumble; arctic air mass follows (Examiner, Nov 11, 2014):
Yesterday morning, it looked as though heavy snow was going to affect parts of south-central Minnesota. That snow came with a vengeance, especially to the northwest of the Minneapolis, MN area and then northeastward to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan. St. Cloud, MN broke a daily snowfall record, as well as a 24-hour November snowfall record with 13.2 inches of snow on Nov. 10, 2014 (Fig. 1). The old daily snowfall record was set in 1946 (4.3 inches); the old 24-hour November snowfall record was 12.0 inches set in 1898.
Due to the magnitude of yesterday’s snowfall, melted precipitation (the amount of liquid water in the snow) measured 1.24 inches at St. Cloud, MN. This broke the record daily liquid precipitation record for the day (0.67 inches set in 1998). Other records likely fell, but were not yet reported through the evening hours of Nov. 11, 2014. Continue reading »
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global News, Global Warming, Meteorology, Snow, U.S., Winter
- The U.S. Department of Justice Handles Banker Criminals Like Juvenile Offenders…Literally (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Nov 14, 2014):
These agreements were created 100 years ago to give juvenile defendants and first-time offenders a chance to for rehabilitate themselves. Only in the last 20 years have DPAs migrated to the field of corporate criminals, treating them like kids who’ve just gone down a bad path in life.The Justice Department is leaning on these toothless agreements more and more. Of the DoJ’s 283 deferred prosecution agreements since 2000, half have come since 2010, Reilly found in a working paper for BYU Law Review.
Why has the DoJ been so keen on deferred prosecution since 2010? It coincides exactly with investigations into the 2008 financial crisis.
– From the Guardian article: In market-rigging case, US Justice Department treats corporate criminals like juvenile offenders
We all know by now that if you’re a woman with an overgrown lawn, a child walking by himself to the park, a homeless person, or someone feeding a homeless person, you’re a contemptible criminal in the eyes of the U.S. injustice system. As such, police and prosecutors will come down on you as hard as they possibly can. Subjecting you to the full and brutal force of the law, including jail sentences for non-crimes. Continue reading »
Tags: Banking, Crime, Department of Justice, Economy, Global News, Government, Justice Department, Law, Politics, U.S.
- ‘Economic isolation breach of intl law': Top 5 takeaways from Putin ahead of G20 (RT, Nov 14, 2014):
Vladimir Putin says the G20 must address global imbalances together, and economic isolation, especially in the case of sanctions, which not only leads nowhere but is a crude violation of international economic law.
Here are the Russian president’s top takeaways he gave in an interview to TASS ahead of the G20 summit being held in Brisbane, Australia from November 14-15.
Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, EU, Europe, Germany, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, U.S., Vladimir Putin
- Polish woman rises from dead … asking for tea (RT, Nov 14, 2014):
A 91-year-old Polish woman was declared dead and spent hours in a morgue before waking up, to the astonishment of hospital staff and relatives. Her demise and resurrection had apparently created an appetite, as she ate soup and pancakes.
Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead by local medics in a small town of Ostrow Lubelski in eastern Poland, reported TVP public broadcaster. She had no pulse, was not breathing and her eyes didn’t react to light. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News
- Depression-Level Collapse In Demand: In Historic First, Glencore Shuts Coal Mines For 3 Weeks (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
In a historic move showing just how profound the collapse in global commodity demand and trade is, earlier today the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australia’s biggest coal exporter Glencore, which last year concluded its merger with miner Xstrata creating the world’s fourth largest mining company and world’s biggest commodity trader, will suspend its Australian coal business for three weeks “in a move never before seen in the Australian market, to avoid pumping tonnes into a heavily oversupplied market at depressed prices.” Putting this shocking move in context, it is something that was avoided even during the depths of the global depression in the aftermath of Lehman’s collapse, and takes place at a time when the punditry will have you believe that the US will decouple from the rest of the world and grow at 3% in the current quarter and in 2015.
Tags: Australia, Collapse, Economy, Glencore, Global News
- Swiss National Bank Admits Directly Buying Small-Cap Stocks (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
While we have noted previously that “a cluster of central banking investors has become major players on world equity markets,” and the BoJ has recently tripled its direct manipulative buying of stocks (after buying a record amount in August)… the conspiracy-theorist-dismissers will have to close their eyes and ears as the Swiss National Bank admits in its 2013 annual report that it greatly expanded its share of foreign stocks purchased… most notably small-cap companies.
Maybe it is time to reign in the SNB with the Gold Initiative?
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So does anyone still think the Fed does not do this?
Tags: Banking, Economy, Global News, Stock Market, Swiss National Bank, Switzerland
- Deutsche Bank Says “Yes” Vote Has “Narrow But Clear Lead” In Swiss Gold Referendum As 1M GOFO Hits Most Negative Since 2001 (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
As we explained over the weekend, should the Swiss gold referendum pass successfully, the price of gold will surge. It was none other than JPM who warned that the “markets under appreciate this event”, explaing that “If the referendum is passed, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) will be forced to increase reserves by around 1,500 tonnes over five years, i.e. 300 tonnes per year. This 300 tonnes per year accounts for 7.5% of annual gold demand of 4,000 tonnes per year.”
Well, even as the SNB has been scrambling to make the referendum seem like a non-event, with very little chance of passing, moments ago Deutsche Bank released a piece that roundly refuted everything the Swiss Central Bank has been peddling. To wit, here is a note just out from DB’s Robin Winkler: Continue reading »
Tags: Deutsche Bank, Economy, Global News, Gold, Government, Politics, Society, Switzerland
- Inequality Now at Lord and Serf Level (Washington’s Blog, Nov 14, 2014):
You Know Inequality Is Bad … But You Don’t Know HOW Bad
You know inequality is bad … but you don’t know how bad.
We’ve gotten to the overlord and serf level.
Gini Graham Scott writes: Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Inequality, Society
- US to increase nuclear weapons spending – Pentagon (RT, Nov 14, 2014):
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced an overhaul of how the US nuclear weapon arsenal is maintained, calling for billions of dollars in investment to address recent security violations and low morale among nuclear-force management.
Hagel revealed on Friday the results of two reviews – one done by the Pentagon and another external probe – of US nuclear force maintenance protocol that, in recent years, has been beset by scandal. The reviews were ordered after reporting by AP showed security, safety, morale, and leadership lapses among the nuclear force.
“The root cause has been lack of sustained focus, attention and resources, resulting in a pervasive sense that a career in a nuclear enterprise offers too few opportunities for growth and advancement,” Hagel said Friday. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Military, Nuclear weapons, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
- Fact fails: UK ‘journalism’ on RT (RT, Nov 14, 2014):
In an almost beautiful bit of irony, those who are the first to accuse RT of shoddy journalism and propagating conspiracy theories are practicing exactly what they supposedly preach against.
First comes out The Guardian article quoting some astronomical numbers as RT’s budget – allegedly the largest of Russian public broadcasters. Their source? Russian media experts Pussy Riot.
Tags: Global News, Journalism, Russia Today
- Monsanto settles GMO wheat dispute with Northwest farmers for $2.4 million (OregonLive/AP, Nov 12, 2014):
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with Northwest farmers over genetically modified wheat.
No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, but it was found in Oregon in 2013.
That discovery prompted Japan and South Korea to temporarily suspend some wheat orders, and the European Union called for more rigorous testing of U.S. shipments. Continue reading »
Tags: Agriculture, Economy, Farmers, Genetically Modified Organisms, Global News, GMO, Monsanto, USDA, wheat
- Italy’s Grillo Rages “We Are Not At War With ISIS Or Russia, We Are At War With The ECB” (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
Next week, Italy’s Beppe Grillo – the leader of the Italian Five Star Movement – will start collecting signatures with the aim of getting a referendum in Italy on leaving the euro “as soon as possible,” just as was done in 1989. As Grillo tells The BBC in this brief but stunning clip, “we will leave the Euro and bring down this system of bankers, of scum.” With two-thirds of Parliament apparently behind the plan, Grillo exclaims “we are dying, we need a Plan B to this Europe that has become a nightmare – and we are implementing it,” raging that “we are not at war with ISIS or Russia! We are at war with the European Central Bank,” that has stripped us of our sovereignty.
Tags: Banking, Beppe Grillo, ECB, Economy, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Italy, Politics
- Russia Is Preparing For A “Catastrophic” Oil Price Collapse (ZeroHedge, Nov 14, 2014):
Vladimir Putin told the state-run TASS news agency that Russia’s economy faces a potential “catastrophic” slump in oil prices, saying, as Bloomberg reports, such a scenario is “entirely possible, and we admit it.” However, Putin reassures that with reserves at more than $400 billion, the country will weather such a turn of events because “we handle our gold and currency reserves and government reserves sparingly.”
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, Oil Prices, Politics, Russia