Jan 28

- “The Barricades Are Down” Syriza Is Already Rolling Back Austerity “Reforms” (ZeroHedge, Jan 28, 2015):

It didn’t take long for Syriza to start making changes in Greece. While these may be minor at the margin compared to the debt “issues”, as KeepTalkingGreece reports, Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed the Fast Forward button to restore a series of so-called “reforms”, that is austerity measures imposed by the country’s lenders, the Troika – among the left-wing reforms are: scrapping planned privatizations, scrapping fees in public hospitals and prescriptions, restore “the 13th pension” for low-pensioners and other actions that SYRIZA had promised before the elections. And the iron barricades in front of Parliament have been removed.

Via Keep Talking Greece, Continue reading »

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Jan 28

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- Greek Stocks Crash, Bonds Plummet, Banks Have Worst Day Ever (ZeroHedge, Jan 28, 2015):

In the two days after Syriza’s dramatic victory in the local Greek election, global investors assumed this loud cry against European policies would mean… more of the same, and as a result not much changed in the risk assessment of Greek assets. Then, overnight, following the previous report that not only does Syriza mean business but it is actively pivoting away from Europe (and toward Russia?), and everyone started paying attention, with a waterfall of selling engulfing not only the Greek stock market but also its bonds, which are crashing in the process sending the 3 Year yield to 16.4%, the highest since the restructuring, and the 10 Year either below or above 10%, depending on which data source is used (Bloomberg has them slightly below, others reporting 10-year bond yields up 50 basis points at 10.30%).

For those who missed our take from last night on Greece, it can be found here, while Reuters’ update this morning notes the following: Continue reading »

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Jan 28

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In this exciting and revealing special two hour Dark Journalist episode he welcomes University of California, Berkeley Professor and Former Canadian Diplomat Peter Dale Scott. Professor Scott has just released his controversial new book “The American Deep State,” which exposes the truth about covert forces that constitute an unelected, unaccountable, shadow government.

The “Deep State,” a concept that Professor Scott created over decades of research, posits that a secret system operates alongside the public state and utilizes intelligence contractors, the NSA, CIA assets, Wall Street, and corporate big oil funding to manipulate the public with what he refers to as “Deep Events,” such as 9/11, the Iran-Contra scandal and the JFK Assassination, for profit and control. Continue reading »

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Jan 28


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Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

References:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2…
http://danariely.com/2010/09/30/wealt…
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011…
http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/19/news/…

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Jan 27

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- How Capitalism Dies (Acing Man, Jan 27, 2015):

In the early 1970s, there were about 200,000 new US businesses created each year (net of closures). Now, the number is negative. Why are Americans getting poorer? Look no further. No new businesses (net). No new jobs (again net). No new wealth. Under Obama and Draghi, crony capitalism flourishes. Real capitalism dies.

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Jan 27

Hopeless!

“Some folks” will get wiped out.


- Consumer Confidence Surges To Highest Since The Last Time Markets Crashed (ZeroHedge, Jan 27, 2015):

Despite stagnant wages, surging jobless claims, and global geopolitical anxiety, US consumers have not been this exuberant since August 2007… a month before the great quant fund blow-up and the top of US equities… But it’s different this time, we’re got money-printing and low oil prices… right? Texas confidence plunged from 119.4 to 111.9 (led by a huige crash in expectations from 95.8 to 83.5). Finally, expectations for higher incomes in the next 6 months surged higher – almost at record levels of hope – despite the slump in hourly average earnings. Continue reading »

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Jan 27

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- The Broken Template (Kunstler, Jan 26, 2015):

The more detached from reality American culture becomes the more strictly ceremonial leadership gets, as illustrated by the raft of bromides Barack Obama floated past the assembled vassalage of government last week in another grand effort to avoid the necessities of the moment.

Those necessities include freeing a hostage public from the tyrannical clutches of corporate despotism — the evil empire of big boxes, big burgers, big pharma, Big Brother — and the atrocious rackets fostered by them that masquerade as an economy. The template of the life we have known is broken and the pieces within are flying apart, and no amount of wishing or promising can keep them going. If this society is even going to survive, the people have to smash their way out of this template prison, probably against the efforts of the people and organizations now running it merely for their own benefit.

The future is telling us very clearly: get smaller, get finer, get more local, get less complex, get less grandiose, do it now. Continue reading »

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Jan 27

As a side note:

Obama is NOT ‘blurting out’ any ‘meaningless phrases’ in his speeches. They all serve a purpose:

- President Obama’s Commencement Speech Exposed For What It Is: Latest State Of The Art MASS HYPNOSIS, Using The Techniques Of Dr. Milton Erickson, M.D.

PDF: Obama’s_Use_of_Hidden_Hypnosis_techniques_in_His_Speeches

Not meaningless, just evil.

Related info:

- Manchurian Candidate: Elite Puppet Mind-Control ‘Presidential Model’ Barack Obama


- As the Middle Class Evaporates, Global Oligarchs Plan Their Escape from the Impoverished Pleb Masses (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Jan 26, 2015):

The middle class has shrunk consistently over the past half-century. Until 2000, the reason was primarily because more Americans moved up the income ladder. But since then, the reason has shifted: There is a greater share of households on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

– From yesterday’s New York Times article: Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

At a packed session in Davos, former hedge fund director Robert Johnson revealed that worried hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes. “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway,” he said.

– From the Guardian’s article: As Inequality Soars, the Nervous Super Rich are Already Planning Their Escapes

So the other day, President Barack Obama once again demonstrated his contempt for the American public by using his State of the Union address to pejoratively blurt out meaningless phrases such as “but tonight, we turn the page” and: “The verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way.”

Sorry, but why are “we turning the page” tonight? Weren’t you elected over six years ago? Why didn’t you turn the page in 2009? Continue reading »

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Jan 27

Message From Greece To Troika
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- Greece’s New FinMin Warns “We Are Going To Destroy The Greek Oligarchy System” (ZeroHedge, Jan 25, 2015):

Over two years ago, we first highlighted Yanis Varoufakis’ perspectives on the destruction of Greece and Europe’s bogus growth pacts. Since then he has grown in both reason and popularity as his no-nonsense discussons of the mis-design of the euro (and potential solutions) have made him the front-runner to be Syriza’s new finance minister. Never one to  mince words or play politics, Varoufakis tells Channel 4’s Paul Mason in this brief (but chilling for Brussels) interview, what his party would do if it gets into government in Greece, and admits the prospect of power in Europe is “scary”. As he sums up, “we are going to destroy the Greek oligarchy system,” and with it, we suspect, much of the narrative that holds the fragile European Union together…

As Varoufakis previously explained,

The Troika is trying to suffocate us and to put pressure on the democratic choice by telling us: either you follow our requirements, or you will be cast into hell. Continue reading »

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Jan 27

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- The Royal Family are exempt from Freedom of Information requests and can veto BBC programmes. Why do we put up with this? (Independent, Jan 4, 2015):

Their unchecked influence and lack of transparency defies belief

As you know by now, Prince Andrew has been accused by a woman known as Jane Doe 3 of being “forced” by Jeremy Epstein to have sex with him when she was a teenager.

He was named in court documents in the US, although not as a party, and the tabloids have been full of further salacious claims. Buckingham Palace forcefully denies these allegations. Continue reading »

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Jan 26

Related info:

- Gray State – Definition of Husband/Wife murder/suicide

FYI.



Jan 20, 2015

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Gray State: The Rise (Rough Cut) Directed by David Crowley

I have chosen to release this RAW UNCUT version of Gray State: The Rise to insure versions of this movie reach the public, although this version is from nearly a year ago, you can get an idea, of the direction of the documentary. Any Questions?

(This was the documentary David Crowley was working on when he supposedly killed his wife, 5 year old child and himself. Friends, family and co-workers have said they do not believe it. That he was a great person, with a promising career and an extremely happy homelife. They believe he was murdered.)

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Jan 26

- Wheelchair-bound man pushed off curb face-first by evil cop (Intellihub, Jan 25, 2015):

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — At around 4 p.m. on the corner of Hahn St. and Sunnydale Ave. a wheelchair-bound man was pushed off of the curb, into the street, face-first, by a thuggish police officer who was in the process of detaining the crippled man’s cousin.

While the man in the wheelchair didn’t hit the pavement, he nearly fell out of his motorized chair as the cop tipped him forward in a full-on display of power. Continue reading »

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Jan 26

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- https://www.dropbox.com/s/65bpx6kew9n7q27/Doe%20v.%20United%20States%20of%20America%20-%20291.pdf?dl=0

- http://1984arkansasmotheroftheyear.blogspot.de/

via Jim Stone:

I do not cover the Elite pedophile topic much, but this should be mentioned

If you want to be accepted into the elite class, it has to be possible for those at the very tip of the pyramid to blackmail you with horrific offenses which will be used to destroy you later if you step out of line. Virtually all of the elite have a record of pedophilia and ritual murder, and not just at the Grove. The entire Charlie Hebodo scam was launched just as a major story broke about British royalty and pedophilia, (in addition to heaping sympathy on Jews right when they “needed it” to shut down Palestine yet again. Someone ought to ignore the sampson option and nuke those bastards once and for all, (but that is not the topic now) the following is:

Robert wrote: Continue reading »

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Jan 25

- Greek Deposit Outflows Soar In Run-Up To Syriza Victory (ZeroHedge, Jan 25, 2015):

Despite all the fear-mongering by Nea Demokratia (ND), Syriza’s victory over the incumbent is dramatically larger than expected (exit polls indicate a potential 12 point margin vs 7 point spreads in the run-up). However, as JPMorgan details, the fear-mongery was very evident in bank deposit runs as proxied outflows surge EUR8 billion last week – more than all of December and the rest of January combined

Via JPMorgan Flows & Liquidity

Greek deposit outflows rise sharply this week

The monthly Bank of Greece balance sheet data for the month of December revealed a significant increase in Greek bank ECB borrowing which rose by €11bn in December to €57bn (including €1bn of Emergency Liquidity Assistance). This is more than the €3bn deposit outflow reported for December. It is thus likely that Greek banks had to borrow even more in December to offset not only their lost deposits but likely reduced access to private repo markets, as it happened before during Greek crisis. Continue reading »

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Jan 25

You can be a billionaire and still don’t have the foggiest idea about healthy food and how to keep the body healthy.


- $43 Hot Dogs; $47 Burgers And $55 Caesar Salads: A Look At The Davos Menu (ZeroHedge, Jan 23, 2015):

Billionaires may live in a world untroubled by such petty concerns as rising costs of living and declining real wages, but like everyone else they have to eat. And pay. The picture below shows what the menu prices, in Swiss Francs, are for various meals offered for sale to the billionaires and other upper class “luminaries” currently congregating in Davos.  Some examples converted to USD: Hot Dog: $43; Burger: $47; Caesar salad: $55.

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This is what a $55 caesar salad looks like: Continue reading »

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Jan 24

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- Obama Issues Statement On The Death Of Saudi King Abdullah, Praises “Vision”, US-Saudi Relationship (ZeroHedge, Jan 22, 2015):

Just released by the White House:

Statement by the President on the Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

King Abdullah’s life spanned from before the birth of modern Saudi Arabia through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations.  He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region.  At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his people and to greater engagement with the world.

As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah’s perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship.  As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions.  One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.  The closeness and strength of the partnership between our two countries is part of King Abdullah’s legacy.

May God grant him peace.

And while Obama was impressed by Abdullah’s vision to the “education of his people” he had no comment on the one US “ally” which has beheaded a record number of people in recent years making even ISIS blush by comarpison, as reported in US Ally, Saudi Arabia Beheads 87 In 2014, Up Over 10% From 2013 and also Record Beheadings And The Mass Arrest Of Christians.

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Don’t miss:

- Western Politicians and Media Rush To Issue Tributes To King That Led The World In Beheadings, Whipped Bloggers For Criticism & Banned Women From Driving (Washington’s Blog, Jan 23, 2015):

American politicians and mainstream media are falling all over themselves praising the late Saudi King Abdullah.

Other Western leaders are singing from the same hymn sheet.

But the truth is verydifferent

Continue reading »

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Jan 24

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From the article:

“This past month, one Congressman finally said that enough was enough and proposed a new bill to bring back our First Amendment rights.

Then they killed it.

Just two weeks after the bill was submitted, it was squashed.”


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- Congress Proposes Bill To Restore First Amendment Rights… Then Kills It (Sovereign Man, Jan 23, 2015):

To this day, many governments around the world maintain a tight grip on dissent.

Students in Thailand have been arrested for using a three-fingered salute they saw in the movie Hunger Games.

In Turkey, Twitter, Youtube, and other social media sites have been blocked. And in Russia the word “crisis” has been banned from use in public.

You can see the backlash of insecure governments against the free expression of their citizens everywhere. Continue reading »

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Jan 24

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- Police record 24,043 rapes, nearly 500,000 sex crimes in 2014 – figures (RT, Jan 23, 2015):

More Britons than ever are reporting sex crimes in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, according to new government figures published on Friday.

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), there were 24,043 rapes and nearly 500,000 other sexual offences reported in the year ending September 2014, making it the highest level of sexual assault ever recorded.

According to the figures, there was a 22 percent surge in sexual crime since 2013. Continue reading »

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