Ukraine Tensions Ease for Now, BRICS Start Bank, Harry Reid Protesters are Domestic Terrorists

http://usawatchdog.com/weekly-news-wr… A deal to “de-escalate tensions” in the Eastern Ukraine has been reached between the EU, U.S., Russia and Ukraine. I guess this is good news, but I would call it extremely temporary. This is supposed to lead to disarming the pro-Russian militia and returning control of government buildings in Eastern Ukraine. Loyal Ukrainians and pro-Russian factions have been going at it, and I am not sure this deal is going [...]

US/Russia De-escalation Agreement Is A Distraction, The War Agenda Moves Forward

The public debt of Spain is getting worse and threatens to exceed 100% GDP. Housing continues to implode and more mortgage departments are laying off. President Obama is creating an executive order to support solar panel development which leads back to the BLM/Bundy Ranch crisis. North Korea is moving missiles to its coast. US and Russia have agreed on a de-escalation in Ukraine. This agreement is already being [...]

What Will You Do When You Can No Longer Buy Or Sell Without Submitting To Biometric Identification?

By Michael Snyder

In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested.  We have entered an era where biometric security is being hailed as the “solution” to the antiquated security methods of the past.  We are being promised that the constant problems that hackers are causing with our credit cards, bank accounts, ATM machines and Internet passwords will all [...]

Inflation Alert: Grocers Are Starting To Pass Along Their Higher Wholesale Costs To Consumers

After two months of sharp increases in food prices, grocers are starting to pass along their higher wholesale costs to consumers.

Beverly Cabellon, 61, of Pleasant Hill, Calif., was taken aback by the $38 price for two steaks at Costco recently, up from the $27 she paid last September. “I will be grilling more vegetables and shrimp this summer,” she says, adding that she and her husband will likely [...]

The Stock Market Is More Expensive Than Usual, Q1 Earnings Growth Is Now Projected To Be The Lowest Since Q3 2012

Not only are stock prices near all-time highs, they’re also getting more expensive.

And by expensive, we mean price-earnings ratios are getting high.

This is because stocks are rising faster than earnings are expected to grow.

Currently, the price-to-forecasted earnings ratio of the S&P 500 is 15.2, notes FactSet’s John Butters.

“This P/E ratio is based on Wednesday’s closing price (1862.31) and forward 12-month EPS estimate [...]

18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels

By Michael Snyder

Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million?  In other words, the number of people that are taking money out of the system is far greater than the number of people that are putting money into the system.  And did you know that [...]

Europe Dragged Into A Division Of The World Between Debtors And Creditors: The United States’ Desperate Solutions For Not Sinking Alone

by leap2020.eu

In the present confrontation between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian crisis, the image of the Cold War inevitably comes to mind and the media are obviously fond of it. However, contrary to what it gives us to understand, it’s not Russia that seeks the return of an iron curtain but really the US. An iron curtain separating the old powers and emerging nations; the world before and [...]

Ex-Banker: “We Are In Great Danger”

http://usawatchdog.com/nomi-prins-aut… On another financial collapse, best-selling author Prins predicts, “We absolutely can. There is much more reason that we will than that we won’t. The stability of the system is really fake. A lot of speculation has occurred with cheap money, and then it is bailout, and then nothing changes, and then something worse happens. That is the current pattern and the pattern of the last three decades.”

Prins, who is a [...]

How Would You React If A Bar Treated Your Beer Like A Bank Treats Your Money?

How would you react if a bar treated your beer like a bank treats your money? Find out more at https://transferwise.com/ - the clever new way to send money abroad.

Two More Victims Of The Retail Apocalypse: Family Dollar And Coldwater Creek

By Michael Snyder

Did you know that Family Dollar is closing 370 stores? When I learned of this, I was quite stunned. I knew that retailers that serve the middle class were really struggling right now, but I had no idea that things had gotten so bad for low end stores like Family Dollar. In the post-2008 era, dollar stores had generally been one of the few bright spots in [...]

Understanding Monetary Chaos – Joseph T. Salerno – Mises

Published on Apr 16, 2014

Enroll now: http://academy.mises.org/courses/soun…

Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Joe Salerno talks about the Fed, the Great Depression, currency wars, deflation, and why governments hate cash.

Ukraine is a Flash Point for World War 3

[SOURCES]

EDWARD LUCAS: I hope I’m wrong but historians may look back and say this was the start of World War III

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…

Putin: Russia’s great propagandist
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3c8495…;

Wiki: Edward Lucas (journalist)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_L…)

Mr Edward Lucas (The Economist)
http://www.economist.com/mediadirecto…;

Edward Lucas (CEPA Bio)
http://www.cepa.org/content/edward-lucas

CEPA.org
http://www.cepa.org/

About CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/content/about-cepa

Peter B. Doran – CEPA Director of Research
http://www.cepa.org/content/peter-b-d…;

Energy Horizons – CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/program/energy-ho…;

People (CEPA)
http://www.cepa.org/people

Obama warns of “consequences” for Russian actions destabilizing Ukraine
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-war…;

The Unlivable Wage! Corporate Welfare Costing Taxpayers BILLIONS!

My commentary on how corporate welfare and corporatism is undermining the U.S. economy and creating a plight where workers can’t even afford to feed themselves with government assistance.

It’s interesting how people would rather focus on the welfare queens and ignore the fact that the welfare and food stamp rolls are increasing because the American worker is falling behind. The middle class is shrinking and the working class is turning into [...]

Housing Bubble 2.0 Veers Elegantly Toward Housing Bust 2.0

Wolf Richter www.testosteronepit.com  www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

They’re not even trying to blame the weather this time. “Housing affordability is really taking a bite out of the market,” is how Leslie Appleton-Young, chief economist for the California Association of Realtors explained the March home sales fiasco. “We haven’t seen this issue since 2007.”

In Southern California, the median price soared to a six-year high of $400,000, up 15.8% from a year ago, as San [...]

It’s Time to Ditch the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

by Charles Hugh-Smith

So why does the government maintain such a transparently inaccurate and misleading metric? For three reasons.

That the official rate of inflation doesn’t reflect reality is obvious to anyone paying college tuition and healthcare out of pocket. The debate over the accuracy of the official consumer price index (CPI) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE–the so-called core rate of inflation) has raged for years, with no resolution in sight.

Ukraine Currency Collapses Nearly 70% Against Gold In 4 Months

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,299.25 EUR 937.48 & GBP 771.89 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,299.00, EUR 938.58 & GBP 773.03 per ounce.

Gold rose $0.20 or 0.015% yesterday, closing at $1,303.10/oz. Silver gained $0.05 or 0.25% yesterday to $19.67/oz.

Gold in U.S. Dollars – Year To Date, 2014 – (Thomson Reuters)

Gold traded near $1,300 an ounce, set for a weekly drop, as investors weighed tentative signals of a [...]

The Richest Man In Asia Is Selling Everything In China

LINKS
http://freebeacon.com/national-securi…;
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukra…;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetec…;
http://www.examiner.com/article/why-i…;
http://inagist.com/all/45660394925287…;
http://truthernews.wordpress.com/2014…;
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/…;
http://www.defencetalk.com/what-the-i…;
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04…;

Rick Rule: A Potentail Black Swan Could Be On The Horizon

John Manfreda of Wall Street for Main Street Interviews Rick Rule from Sprott Global about Value investing, risk management, the Water Market, the Energy Market, Precious Metals, and potential Black Swans.

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The Next False Flag Is A Go As The FED Says Healthy Economy Is Within Reach

The FED is trying to convince the American people that a healthy economy is within reach. Manufacturing and housing are now collapsing. The BRICs are now creating their own IMF and rating agencies. The spying doesn’t stop, Google is now scanning all email and the Post Office wants to scan all mail. Ukrainian forces are now switching sides and joining the Pro-Russian side. Canada is preparing to strike Syria. New [...]

US Dollars To Be Swept Out Of Russia

Published on Nov 14, 2013

One of the world’s reserve currencies, the U.S. dollar, may soon disappear in Russia. According to deputies of the State Duma, the Russians trust the dollar, despite the U.S. crisis. Russian MPs are worried that the dollar system may collapse in 2017 due to the growth of the U.S. government debt.

Michael Dyagterev, politician, member of the State Duma from the Liberal Democratic Party

“The main objective [...]

A Stock Market Crash Is Imminent? We Are In The Weakest Earnings Cycle In 55 Years, China Is Slowing Down, The US Treasury Faces A More Formidable Prey With Russia

CHART OF THE DAY: We Are Currently In The Weakest Earnings Cycle In 55 Years

Companies are in the process of announcing their first quarter earnings.

It’s worth noting that since the beginning of the current earnings cycle (Q2 2007), the pace of earnings growth has been pretty poor.

“This has been the weakest earnings cycle in 55 years,” noted LPL Financial’s Jeff Kleintop. “Every earnings cycle over the past 55 years has generated [...]

Everything is a BUBBLE Because of the Fed!

KOCHERLAKOTA SEES ‘REAL EROSION’ OF PEOPLE’S PURCHASING POWER
Shrimp Is Big. Now It’s Sick. And Really Expensive
Greenspan said he “would be surprised if there was a QE3″ because it would “continue erosion of the dollar.”
Wealthy foreigners buy up swaths of UK farmland and country estates
Ultraluxury Apartment Sales Drive Records in Manhattan Real Estate

Sources:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04…;
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04…;
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/defaul…;
http://www.cnbc.com/id/43598606
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2…;
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/nyr…;
http://www.food.com/library/carrot-213

REALIST NEWS – America Now Borrows To Pay Other Countries’ Debts

Bail-Ins Approved By EU Yesterday – Deposits Over €100,000 Vulnerable

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,299.00, EUR 938.58 & GBP 773.03 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,311.50, EUR 950.43 & GBP 784.06 per ounce.

Gold dropped $23.80 or 1.79% yesterday, closing at $1,302.90/oz. Silver lost $0.37 or 1.85% yesterday to $19.62/oz.

Gold in U.S. Dollars – April 15 to April 16, 2014 – (Thomson Reuters)

Gold was pinned at $1,300 an ounce, well off Monday’s high at $1,330.90. The sharp sudden [...]

Nomi Prins-Financial Crash-Collapse Coming, It Should Have Happened Already

http://usawatchdog.com/nomi-prins-aut… On another financial collapse, best-selling author Prins predicts, “We absolutely can. There is much more reason that we will than that we won’t. The stability of the system is really fake. A lot of speculation has occurred with cheap money, and then it is bailout, and then nothing changes, and then something worse happens. That is the current pattern and the pattern of the last three decades.”

Prins, who is a [...]

Is Ukraine Slipping Into A Civil War Which Will Lead To A World War?

Spain and many other countries are now in an unemployment crisis. Gold is being slammed down by the central banks. Home builder confidence is now declining and housing is imploding. The FBI is now blocked investigating Harry Reid in the Nevada land grab. The post office is now hording ammunition to get ready for the economic collapse. The Ukrainian crisis is now escalating and the Ukrainian forces are now swooping [...]

UKRAINE ON BRINK: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport, Pushes Tanks Toward Flashpoint City, Unidentified Fighter Jets Open Fire On Kramatorsk Airfield. Russia Tests Obama.

UKRAINE ON BRINK… 

“I will be brief: Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, it’s frightening,” the country’s former president was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.

http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-brink-civil-war-russian-pm-144443553.html

Military recaptures eastern airport…

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport.

The clash came hours after Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksandr [...]

Financial FRAUD to Cause Devastating MELTDOWN!

Why Bernanke’s ‘open mouth’ operations beat policy moves
NYU’s Taleb Says Debt Raises Risk of `Catastrophe’
“I think there are some groups of stocks that are highly vulnerable because they’re in cuckoo land in terms of valuations,” Faber said. “They have no earnings. They’re valued at price-to-sales.
Berkshire Hathaway, in which Buffett owns 27 percent, according to a recent proxy filing, has more than $26 billion invested in eight financial companies that have [...]

CHINA PROPERTY COLLAPSE HAS BEGUN, USA IS ON THE BRINK, UKRAINE IS ON THE BRINK, ALL OUT CHAOS NEXT

LINKS
http://endtimeheadlines.org/economy/c…;
http://www.eutimes.net/2014/04/volcan…;
http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics…;
http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/…;
https://twitter.com/RT_russian/status…;
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/…;
http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/04/turkish…;
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governme…;
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2…;
http://www.isthisthingon.org/Yellowst…;
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/0…;
http://www.eutimes.net/2014/04/volcan…;
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext….

85% of Pension Funds Will Go Bust Within 30 Years

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,311.50, EUR 950.43 & GBP 784.06 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,324.50, EUR 958.05 & GBP 792.21 per ounce.

Gold rose $8.90 or 0.68% yesterday, closing at $1,326.70/oz. Silver rose $0.04 or 0.2% yesterday to $19.99/oz.

Gold fell from a three week high today on speculation that very tentative signs of an improving U.S. economy will curb demand for the safe haven. A report yesterday [...]

What Happens When ‘All Assets Have Become Too Expensive?’

Wolf Richter www.testosteronepit.com  www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

A new report from Natixis, the asset management and investment banking division of Groupe BPCE, the second largest bank in France and one of the largest megabanks in the world with over $1.4 trillion in assets, predicts what daredevil voices at the maligned margin of financial analysis have worried about for a while: the likelihood another financial panic.

It will be caused ironically by the very mechanisms that are still used to “fix” [...]

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Is Now Warning The Public That The Power Grid Will Come Down And Be Out For A Month Or More. Be Prepared For A False Flag.

The Greek people do not have enough work and 72% need more work. Retail sales surge on automobiles loans. Citi mortgage origination’s are in a steady decline which will lead to a housing implosion. The fight over the Bundy ranch is not over. no fly zone and cell tower restrictions are still in effect. Acting Ukraine President signed an order stating those people protesting are terrorists. The US is contemplating [...]

INVESTOR ALERT: The Underlying Cause of The Banking Crisis Has Returned, Grave Adverse Effects Of The Ultra Loose Monetary Policy Everywhere In The World

Yet again, it seems, once senior political or economic figures leave their ‘public service’ the story changes from one of “you have to lie, when it’s serious” to a more truthful reflection on reality.As Finanz und Wirtschaft reports in this great interview, Bill White – former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements (who admittedly has been quite vocal in the past) – warns of grave adverse effects of the ultra [...]

URGENT! Pentagon Says Russian Fighter Jet Buzzed USS Donald Cook (Potential FALSE FLAG?)

RUSSIAN JET PASSES NEAR U.S. WARSHIP

The official also said that a Russian Navy ship, a frigate, has been shadowing the U.S. warship, remaining within visual distance but not close enough to be unsafe.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNITED_STATES_RUSSIA_SHIP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Russian fighter jet made repeated passes close to US warship in Black Sea

American military official says jet made multiple close-range passes near USS Donald Cook on Saturday

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/russian-fighter-jet-repeated-passes-us-warship-black-sea

Gov’t Planning For CYPRUS Style BAIL-INS | SilverDoctors

IN THIS INTERVIEW:
- Gold & silver prices ready to break out ?1:06
- Counterfeit silver eagles? ?4:06
- Western governments planning to steal your money? ?6:27
- Federal Reserve to increase money printing ?8:56
- Russia & China to collapse dollar? ?10:40
- Former adviser at International Monetary Fund says “The [yuan] has effectively already become a de facto reserve currency” ?12:24

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Jim Rickards: The Coming Crisis is Bigger Than The Fed And Will Arrive Within The Next 3-5 Years

And will arrive within the next 3-5 years

Full description and comments at:http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast…

James Rickards, financier and author of the excellent cautionary best-seller Currency Wars, has recently released a follow-on book: The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System. In it, Jim details how history provides plenty of precedent for the collapse that has begun amidst the major world currencies.

The historical progression is predictable enough that Jim is [...]

WORLD BANK WANTS WATER PRIVATIZED, DESPITE RISKS

Humans can survive weeks without food, but only days without water — in some conditions, only hours. It may sound clichéd, but it’s no hyperbole: Water is life. So what happens when private companies control the spigot? Evidence from water privatization projects around the world paints a pretty clear picture — public health is at stake.In the run-up to its annual spring meeting this month, the World Bank Group, which [...]

Mysterious American Plane Caught Parked at Airport in Tehran Iran

More info at link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/wor…;

Stand Up New York! Bloomberg to Spend $50 Million More Against Your Gun Rights!

More info at link:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/us/bloo…;