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“Dell Inc. spent more on buybacks than they earned over their entire lifetime” – Ritholtz

"Dell Inc. spent more on buybacks than they earned over their entire lifetime" – Ritholtz

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) August 20, 2014

Secret Fed Meeting Holds Key To Ferguson Riots

Bix Weir: Another 2008 Around the Corner, War with Russia-China to Protect US Dollar, Ferguson Police Action

How long can they keep this Ponzi scheme of an economy game going? Bix Weir ofhttp://RoadToRoota.com contends, “It’s almost exactly like the “Wizard of Oz” and the little man behind the curtain. He’s sitting in the basement of the U.S. Treasury and New York Fed orchestrating all these players to do what they are supposed to do. They get all the banks to rig every market to make sure the system [...]

Ebola death toll tops 1,200 as virus spreads

#Ebola death toll tops 1,200 as virus spreads http://t.co/7lCDXQBbk3 pic.twitter.com/z8NLHkpZb1

— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) August 20, 2014

Everyone Is Wondering… Is the Dollar and Equities Ready to Crash?

by batr.org

 

As the yearly end of summer doldrums engulf the Hamptons, the uber-wealthy position themselves for a rocky coming storm when the robust fall trading season begins. Some of the most memorable major equity collapses happen during this time of year. Logic, fundamentals and sound business analysis has very little to do in forecasting when the actual plug will be pulled on the rocket ride in stocks. In a rigid game, [...]

Robert Kiyosaki: How understanding taxes can make you rich

Robert Kiyosaki & Kim Kiyosaki, The Rich Dad Radio Show, Released on 8/19/14

“Taxes are one of the mains reasons why there’s a gap between the rich and the middle-class, because the poor don’t pay taxes, the middle-class pays taxes!”

“The rich can make more money and pay less in taxes, but so can you. You see, the tax laws are not written for the rich, the [...]

U.S. Preparing To Bomb Syria, FAA Declared Syrian Airspace No Fly Zone

Spain’s and the EU recovery dissipates into ashes. Food prices are up and computer prices are down, no inflation? Housing permits surge in July and Home Depot reports improved earnings, housing recovery on track or is it? FAA restriction are extended to Aug 25, meanwhile the protesters and the police continue to clash. More residents are reporting masked men pushing the agenda of rioting, looting etc. Syrian opposition pushing the [...]

Why Aren’t Americans Taking The ISIS Threat ‘To Drown All Of You In Blood’ Seriously?

By Michael Snyder

If some psychopaths were running around crucifying and beheading lots of people and then they said that they wanted to drown my family “in blood” I would be inclined to take them seriously.  But so far, most Americans seem to be completely and totally unconcerned about ISIS.  Perhaps that is because we had so many years where we were told that al-Qaeda was a major threat [...]

Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

by WashingtonsBlog

Congress Is For Sale to the Highest Bidder

Americans of all stripes oppose the militarization of U.S. police forces.

For example:

A December 2013 Reason-Rupe poll found that 58% of Americans thought that police militarization has gone too far

A new Pew research poll shows that a plurality of people think that the police have gone too far in Ferguson, Missouri

So why does Congress continue to approve militarization? For the same reason that Congress members vote for NSA spying [...]

Fiat Currencies Alert: Draghi Is Running Out Of Legal Ways To Fix The Euro, Warren Buffett And The Chinese Are Loading Up On Hard Assets

Draghi Is Running Out Of Legal Ways To Fix The Euro

In an interview with the Financial Times last week, Matteo Renzi struck a defiant tone against suggestions by the European Central Bank that Italy needs to implement more structural reform. Still, the Italian prime minister missed a trick. He should have said that he does not take advice from a central banker who is missing his own targets. If Mario Draghi, [...]

American Corporations Are Greedier Now Than Ever Before! Your Paycheck Has Been Shrinking For 5 Years… “Workers Are Struggling, And They Don’t See Signs That Things Are Suddenly Going To Change.”

Why Does The Economy Stink? Because America’s Owners Are Greedier Now Than Ever Before

GDP growth.

The U.S. economy is still sputtering. (See GDP growth chart above.)

Why is growth so slow and weak?

One reason is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.

The reason average American consumers are still strapped, meanwhile, is that America’s companies and company owners — the [...]

Just What Has QE Accomplished Since 2009?

by Phoenix Capital Research

 

The Federal Reserve will stage its annual Jackson Hole meeting this week. The markets are rallying into this because traders have been conditioned to buy stocks going into major Fed meetings/ announcements.

The rumors around Wall Street are that Yellen will point out how the US recovery remains weak and thus the Fed should continue to keep interest rates at zero.

ST. LOUIS POLICE FATALLY SHOOT KNIFE-WIELDING SUSPECT

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says officers warned a suspect multiple times to put down his weapon before they shot and killed him.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLaran and Riverview. Police say the suspect tried to rob the Six Star Market convenience store with a knife. Chief Sam Dotson said the store owner let the man leave the store. A St. [...]

BREAKING: Discharged Ebola Victim Returns Back In Lagos Hospital with Recurring Symptoms

This could be a major development, potentially the virus can reoccur even if a patient is deemed cured.

Stay tuned for updates.Reports have it that the woman was previously discharged from the hospital and then readmitted when she started showing signs of infection. - See more at:

http://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/2014/08/19/square-one-discharged-ebola-victim-back-lagos-hospital/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.QkXXag1Y.dpuf

Harrowing Images of Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak

http://lightbox.time.com/2014/08/19/ebola-outbreak-liberia-john-moore-photographs/#1

Ebola is one of those freak viruses that can overwhelm us even with antibodies to it in our system.Persistent Infection with [...]

‘Everything Is Pricey’ – Economist Robert Shiller: Stocks, Bonds And Housing Might All Be Getting Too Expensive

Stocks, bonds and housing might all be getting too expensive, economist Robert Shiller said Tuesday.

“My price-earnings ratio has been above 20 for more of the last 20 years,” he said. “It’s at 26 now. So, it’s a little higher than the average for those years, but it’s been high for a long time. It’s not exactly a new alarm.”

On CNBC’s “Halftime Report,” the Yale University economics professor said that the [...]

Why The Casino Is Dangerous: There Is Nothing Below

by David Stockman

 

The algos and chart traders are making another run at 2000 on the S&P 500, attempting to convince the wary one more time that buying on the dips is a no brainer. And in that proposition they are, ironically, correct.  To buy this utterly manipulated market at these nosebleed valuation levels is about as brainless of an undertaken as is imaginable.

Now we even have it [...]

US debt statistics: from bad to sheeeit:

US #debt statistics: from bad to sheeeit: national: $17.7 T total: $61.6 T unfunded liabilities: $117.8 T source: http://t.co/ZkEITyqDl9

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) August 19, 2014

BREAKING: Building on lockdown in Berlin – EBOLA

That’s not sure yet but got all symptoms, building is on lock down right now : 

Fever may have infected a person in the German capital. A 30 year old woman is suspected of having contracted the virus, while police cordoned off a building.

A placing agency in Berlin was isolated after a suspected Ebola infection. For now, people who were on the second floor of the building does not have the [...]

OBAMA’S CLASSMATE WARNS OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

IN THIS INTERVIEW:
- The Murder of the Middle Class ?1:19
- Obama wants a two class society: the poor and the rich ?3:16
- America was not founded on “happiness for all,” but “the PURSUIT of happiness for all” ?8:00
- What are the solutions? ?12:42
- How to prepare for worst case scenario ?17:24

About Our Guest:
Media across the globe calls Wayne Allyn Root “the Capitalist Evangelist.” Wayne is a former Presidential candidate, the [...]

Shanghai Becoming Global Gold Hub And Gold Price Discovery Centre

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,300.25, EUR 973.75 and GBP 781.17 ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was was 1,302.75, EUR 972.93 and GBP 778.51 per ounce.

Today’s ‘LBMA Silver Price’ was USD 19.66 per ounce.
Yesterday’s ‘LBMA Silver Price’ was USD 19.59 per ounce.

Gold Bust (2.8 Kilogramme) of Deng Xiaoping (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

Incredibly lacklustre trading continues with gold and silver tethered to the $1,300/oz and $20/oz levels respectively. Gold traded between $1,298 and $1,300 [...]

Ferguson,MO Protest Day 9…..Livestreams: ON/NATIONAL GUARD!/HRT/TEAR GAS AND LRAD USED/

Lets monitor together comrades.

Lets get ready to monitor news today comrades..Comrade MakaElectric from GLPhttp://www.makaelectric.com/Ustream w/ Joe Biggs and Jakari Jacksonhttp://www.ustream.tv/RealAlexJonesLiberty News Mediahttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/liberty-news-mediaCivilianMediaTVhttp://www.livestream.com/civilianmediatvFeelinsoflyhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/feelinsofly/theaterrevAndujohttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/revandujoTom’s Iphonehttp://new.livestream.com/accounts/9634368/events/3298202Carol’s iPhonehttp://new.livestream.com/accounts/9635474/events/3298386mokscopblockhttp://bambuser.com/channel/mokscopblockTim Poolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmqHVKNZkhMI am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO livestreamhttp://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930CREDO’s Ferguson Justice LIVEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEGGivOXztQactivistworldnewsnowhttp://www.livestream.com/activistworldnewsnowglobalrevolutionhttp://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution#Ferguson Twitter Feedhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/FergusonThis station will listen to police scanner as it broadcasts Ferguson PD…where the stolen ammo truck was reportedhttp://stephentopia.listen2myradio.com/STL County Police Scannershttp://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/1573

 

Darren Wilson is the supposed cop that killed Mike BrownRead full set of [...]

Must See Charts and Analysis: This Is Your Recovery And This Is Your Recovery Without Drugs

Jim QuinnAugust 18th, 2014The Burning Platform

 

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson

Does this chart portray [...]

This Is The Reason That The Nation Bureau of Economic Research Has Never Predicted A Recession

$$$ "…recessions are a function of REVISED economic data" source: Lance Roberts cc @GreekFire23 pic.twitter.com/Fr90HsnEdB

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) August 19, 2014

Gerald Celente On TruNews : “Madness” 1st Great War Of The 21st Century Has Begun

Trends Journal publisher Gerald Celente joinsTruNews‘ Rick Wiles to discuss the march towards World War III and what is the driving force behind this march, which Celente answers with one word before explaining further and that word is “madness.” He then explains we are looking at the same type of men and women running the show, the same type that dragged the US into other wars.

From World [...]

UK Home Prices Are Imploding, Unemployment Is Rising In 30 States, 1/3 Americans Have No Retirement Funds. Fannie And Freddie Mac Lowered Housing Expectations…

UK home prices are imploding. Unemployment is rising in 30 states. A third in the US have no retirement funds. Fannie and Freddie Mac lowered housing expectations because it lost its momentum from the 1st quarter, translation housing is imploding. Ferguson is exploding with more riots, the National Guard has been called in. The central bankers agenda for the US people, martial law. Ukraine has signed a new law that [...]

Is Soros Preparing for a Big Drop? Increases S&P 500 Put Options By 600%

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)’s Big Bear: Is Soros Preparing for a Big Drop?When George Soros takes a big position, everyone sits back and takes notice. The man who broke the Bank of England is known for not shying away from placing a big bet when he is convinced about something panning out exactly the way he foresees. One such trade that Soros has put up recently is a [...]

Why So Much Anger In Ferguson? 10 Facts About The Massive Economic Gap Between White America And Black America

By Michael Snyder

When people feel like they don’t have anything else to lose, they are likely to do just about anything.  Many in the mainstream media seem absolutely mystified as to why there is so much anger in Ferguson, but as I pointed out yesterday, all of this anger did not erupt out of a vacuum.  Economic conditions in Ferguson, and for African-Americans as a whole, have been deteriorating [...]

Cost of Raising A Child: $245K

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Kasia Klimasinska and Alan Bjerga discuss the spiraling costs of raising a child. They speak on “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The REAL Looting Is Happening On Wall Street … Not In Ferguson, Missouri

by WashingtonsBlog

Who Are the Worst Looters?

The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is inexcusable.

The hoodlums – apparently out-of-towners – are not only stealing and destroying private property for no good reason, but they are giving the peaceful protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown a bad name, and provoking an armed (and over-militarized) response by the police.

But let’s put things in perspective …

Nobel prize winning economist Joe Stiglitz and well-known economist Nouriel Roubini say that we’ve got to [...]

Why a Stock Market CRASH Will Cause Major Loss in Pension Funds!

Many states and cities have been under-paying or non-paying their required contributions into public pension funds for years, causing massive shortfalls that are seldom reported upon by local outlets.
As a solution to the fiscal crises, unions and voters are being told that a key solution is seeking higher yields or more diversity through “alternative investments,
A Hard Lesson from Motown: They Will Steal Your Pension
How LA Worker’s Pension Fund was Looted [...]

Interview with Karen Hudes; Systemic Bankster Corruption and How the 99% Will Overcome It

August 18th, 2014
Broadcast live out of Crescent City, CA
at KFUG 101.1FM and streaming at www.kfugradio.org

Counter Culture Radio host Dr.Dan Schultz interviews
Karen Hudes, J.D. Mrs. Hudes is an economist and lawyer practicing in Bethesda, Maryland, She studied economics at the University of Amsterdam, went to law school at Yale, then went into private practice in securities law, worked for 8 years at the Export Import Bank of the US, and for [...]

Its Official: Martial Law In Ferguson: Governor Brings In ‘National Guard’

Here’s a legal definition of martial law: “The exercise of government and control by military authorities over the civilian population of a designated territory.”

Early Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson, Missouri following another night of violence.

Nixon had previously ordered a Midnight to 5AM curfew but it has not stopped the insanity. Sunday Night/Early Monday Morning shots were fired at police and Molotov Cocktails were thrown.

Though [...]

PETER SCHIFF: The Global Economy Is In A Depression, What’s Happening In Germany Is Happening All Over The World

by PETER SCHIFF

 

Jim Rickards, author of The Death of Money, was interviewed on RT. Jim checks off a daunting list of countries around the world experiencing economic difficulties and offers analysis of what is really going on.

What’s happening in Germany is happening all over the world. Germany’s economy contracted… Italy’s already contracted. France has two quarters in a row of zero GDP. The United States in the first half [of 2014]… did not [...]

College Textbook Prices vs Average Consumer Prices Over Last 45 Years.

Average student debt is $29,400. That would be for a 4 year degree. The actual amount of debt you have will range wildly based on the college you attend, scholarships, other aid, and your personal financials. At the high ranking state college I graduated from average debt was $16,000. Book costs also range wildly with some being free online and some costing hundreds of dollars.

http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-data.php

 

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CRASH2: No way out…..trickle of signs turns into a torrent

BY JOHN WARD

EXCLUSIVE: HOW CME STOCK MANIPULATION SHOWS A CROOKED ELITE MILKING WHAT’S LEFT OF THE MUG-MONEY

How ironic it is that, as the paedo-nutters go over the same ground again about Cliff Richard, the world’s econo-political-fiscal situation looks ready to go over the cliff too.

Last Saturday, I posted this piece about the imminence of the neoliberal claptrap train plunging over a cliff onto the rocks of reason below. Here [...]

Something Is Going On Across America: CIVIL UNREST (2014)

ferguson missouri new world order riots michael brown martial law blood moon end days police

Palladium Reaches 13-Year High Over $900 oz as Gold Trading Volumes Surge 66%

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,302.75, EUR 972.93and GBP 778.51 per ounce.
Friday’s AM fix was was USD 1,313.60, EUR 981.69 and GBP 786.78 per ounce.

Today’s LBMA silver price was USD 19.59 per ounce.
Friday’s LBMA silver price was USD 19.86 per ounce.

LBMA Silver Price Today
For the week, gold fell 0.4% to $1,304.10/oz, while silver fell 1.75% to $19.62/oz.

Platinum fell 1.4% last week, while palladium singularly outperformed, surging 3.8%, its best [...]

Further signs of China’s slowing property markets

by Sober Look

China’s official housing index now shows home price appreciation slowing faster than some had anticipated.

Source: Investing.com

Other indicators are also pointing to weakness in China’s housing markets. For example the number of cities with falling prices has spiked sharply.

Source: Scotiabank

Furthermore, the steel rebar futures in Shanghai – an imporant real-time indicator of construction demand – remain under pressure.

Jan steel rebar futures in Shanghai (barchart.com)

Related to this trend, China’s commercial [...]

Julius Baer Says `Cautious’ on High-Yield Debt

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) — Johannes Jooste, chief investment officer for U.K. at Julius Baer, talks about stock strategy, U.S. and Chinese growth, and the outlook for bonds. He speaks with Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “On the Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Craig Hemke: Economic Mayhem Coming for U.S., Gold and Silver Price Suppression Going to Blow Up

War, Chaos, Dollar Collapse, Gold and Civil unrest will all be in the headlines 2014 and 2015. Craig Hemke of TFMetalsReport.com says price suppression of gold and silver is a fact, and the government turns a blind eye to it. Hemke charges, “I consider them to be criminal co-conspirators with the big banks, especially JPMorgan, with this ongoing manipulation scheme. It’s not going to end anytime soon. It’s going to [...]

THE NATION REACHES THE TURNING POINT, FERGUSON CROWDS GATHER, EARTH FACING CME, BATTLE LINE AMERICA

“Free America” Is Dead And Gone – CNN Bombshell: War Zone In Ferguson!

From the reports to the images to the astoundingly disturbing videos coming out of Ferguson Missouri after police shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown and the city rose up in outrage with riots, looting, and vandalism, to which law enforcement came out in full force, to the point of using tear gas, not only on [...]

Insana: Commodity Prices Signal Possible Global Recession

The recent drop in commodity prices has ominous implications for the economy, says CNBC contributor Ron Insana.The S&P GSCI commodity index has dropped 3 percent this month, as sluggish global economic growth curbs demand.“I expect to see more declines in the future,” Insana writes on CNBC.com. 

“So, what are commodities telling us, not only about inflation, but about global growth? Outside of the U.K. and U.S., the message of the markets seems [...]

If You Promote A Cure For Ebola, Men With Guns Could Show Up At Your Door

By Michael Snyder

If I had a cure for Ebola, I could never sell it to you.  I don’t have a cure for Ebola of course, but even if I did I could never promote it.  And if you have a cure for Ebola and you start promoting it on the Internet, men with guns could soon show up at your door.  Unfortunately, I am not kidding.  Even if [...]

Why Were The Police In Ferguson Told Not To Stop The Rampant Looting On Friday Night?

By Michael Snyder

On Friday night, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was absolutely packed withmilitarized police.  But when the looting started, they did nothing about it.  In fact, news reports indicate that the police were lined up just blocks from where the looting was happening but did not make any attempt to stop it.  When I first read the news reports that I am about to share with you, [...]

ALERT! Widespread Militarization of Police Forces In America! $2.6 Billion Worth of Equipment!

I-Team is uncovering thousands of pieces of military equipment meant for the battlefield that are instead now in the hands of local police forces statewide.

From high powered military grade rifles to combat helicopters, law enforcement agencies statewide are cashing in on a federal program that provides battle-ready equipment to agencies in your backyard. For the past two decades, Illinois officials have used the Federal Law Enforcement Support Office or LESO [...]

Cold War Alert! Standoff Between NATO and Russia Escalates!

Tensions boil over Ukraine as Russian convoy waits
Diplomatic efforts to douse an international firestorm over claims that Ukraine’s forces destroyed Russian military vehicles ratcheted up Saturday as Moscow demanded that Kiev allow its mammoth aid convoy to cross the volatile border.
Kiev said Wednesday it could allow the aid to enter the country after it was inspected by Ukrainian border guards and foreign monitors.
Obama taunts Putin:
Obama joins EU in announcing expanded [...]

The UN Has Laid the Foundation and Location For World War III

by Dave Hodges

The UN Has Laid the Foundation for World War III

Dating back over a 100 years, the United States laid claim to much of the Arctic region.The Arctic region is known to hold large amounts of untapped oil and gas reserves. The United Nations previously canceled all previous land claims in the Arctic region. This is in response to these territories being at the center of several [...]

Rick Perry Vows To DEFEND Indictment! TAKE OVER Border Control!

5:23 talks about border

Go Rick Perry! This was poetry in motion. Rick Perry killed it today responding to the junk indictment against him by desparate Texas Democrats.

 

Possible case of Ebola Outbreak in Alicante, Spain – a Tourist Hot Spot. Ebola Protocol now in place! Patient is reported Bleeding Out.

Google Translate:Activate the protocol against Ebola to a potential case in AlicanteA Nigerian national patient about 30 years old activated during Saturday afternoon all the health scares that showed a clinical and epidemiological picture that could correspond to the Ebola virus, according to confirmed sources of the Generalitat Valenciana. Africa attended the General Hospital of Alicante and after verifying that suffered swollen tonsils and general discomfort was referred to the reference [...]

WHO’S telling TRUTH – OBAMA or PUTIN – WILL there be WW3

In a recent interview with Putin and another with Obama we can easily see the truth of this situation. Everyone in America should watch these interviews and listen carefully to what is said. The U S is PUSHINING for war and Putin is patiently holding back this threat and propoganda like attack with grace. Let all American’s understand the real truth about our Governement and their desire for a new [...]

THE EVENTS IN FERGUSON DEMONSTRATE HOW CLOSE WE ARE TO A SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION

by Dave Hodges

Whether we care to admit it or not, the globalists have brought the people of this country to the battlefield.

There is a lot to be learned from the events in Ferguson, MO.  Most notably, as we progress through the three stages of revolution, it is important to note that the fight between self-determination and self-rule vs. the autocratic aims of the globalists is about to turn [...]

Steve Sjuggerud: We have an incredible opportunity in two “critical assets” right now

By Steve Sjuggerud, editor, True Wealth:

Since June 27, the prices of two “critical assets” have fallen 13% (on average).

And since May 8 – just nine weeks ago – these assets have both lost over a quarter of their value!

While many assets around the world have been hitting new highs this year, these two assets are hitting lows not seen since 2010.

These [...]

CHICAGOLAND: Cop shot, children held hostage

Standoff that began midday Tuesday when a Harvey police officer was shot continues this morning, with two suspects still barricaded inside a home and holding two children and two women hostage, authorities said.

The suspects had been holding four other children, boys between the ages of 1 and 11, but they were released safe throughout the day Tuesday, authorities said. The last of the four, one of [...]

An already feeble and faltering recovery in the euro-zone has stumbled

An already feeble and faltering recovery in the euro-zone has stumbled http://t.co/FR945AKFZb pic.twitter.com/95oKTSlNgR

— The Economist (@TheEconomist) August 20, 2014

Are Negative Rates Coming to the U.S.?

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — Bank of America Merrill Lynch Rates and Currency Research Head David Woo and Qorvis Mslgroup Executive Vice President of Communications Stanley Collender discuss the U.S. economy on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)