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Jim Rickards – QE-4 in 2015, Currency Wars Are Back In The Spotlight

Published on Sep 22, 2014

Even as the unemployment rate drops, foreclosures dwindle, and the economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession, financial insecurity is on the rise in American urban areas according to a study conducted by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Nearly half of all households in major cities don’t have enough money saved to cover essential expenses in an emergency. Erin weighs in.

Then, Erin sits down [...]

Good Job, Fed: After Mucking up Housing Market, Investors Flee. What’s Left Is A Toxic Mix: Dropping Sales, Still Rising Prices, Ballooning Inventories.

Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

Ballooning home prices have made it tough for investors to work out their equations. These investors were everyone from the couple living down the street to giant private equity funds and REITs that, stuffed to gills with unlimited funds from Wall Street, have been buying vacant single-family homes by the thousands. They’ve been chasing their luck in the now teetering buy-to-rent scheme.

Part of that scheme – encouraged [...]

The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America

By Michael Snyder

Did you know that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone is approximately doubling every 20 days?  People are dropping dead in the streets, large numbers of bodies are being dumped into the rivers, and gravediggers can hardly keep up with the the number of corpses that are being delivered to the cemeteries.  As you read this, life is pure hell in many areas of [...]

U.S. Stock Market Fear of MELTDOWN as Billionaires Hoard Cash!

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) -NYSE
Billionaires are hoarding piles of cash
Julian Robertson sees TWO bubbles brewing
“The first bubble is that bonds are at ridiculous levels, so that the saver, the small charity, has no place to put his money except into stocks,”
IMF warns of ‘excessive risk taking,’ stock prices
OECD cuts US growth forecast, warns on risk assets
Argentina’s Fernandez to meet billionaire investor Soros in New York

Sources:
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BABA
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102021996
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102021429
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102011518
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101999838
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Report: Governments Building Ebola Detention Camps to Quarantine the Infected: “Community Care Centers”

Mac Slavo
September 23rd, 2014
SHTFplan.com

 

The Ebola crisis is fast approaching a point of no return and now Western nations have gotten involved on a large scale in an effort to prevent the virus from making its way to major cities outside of Africa. Currently, no infections have been detected anywhere outside of Africa but virologists and other researchers have recently warned that the virus is beginning to spread at an accelerated [...]

What Are Corporate Insiders Seeing that Makes them Dump their Shares Like This? In The Past, They Were Early, But They Were Right.

Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

Merger Monday evokes fond memories of 2007 and 2008, of mega deals breathlessly reported on CNBC, when everything was still possible, until it all fell apart. But mega deals have been gracing the headlines again, and deal volume has soared, and Merger Monday is back. With the hoopla of IPOs and other wondrous events that are part of the daily circus on Wall Street, what could CEOs, [...]

Chinese GDP In Q3 Seen Under 7.5%, Even Lower Growth Eyed –Sources… China: No Plans To Add Dramatic Stimulus As Economy Slows

Chinese GDP In Q3 Seen Under 7.5%, Even Lower Growth Eyed –Sources

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 23, 2014

Chinese 2015 Growth Target May Be Lower Than 7.5% – Sources

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 23, 2014

China: No Plans To Add Dramatic Stimulus As Economy Slows – Sources

— Live Squawk (@livesquawk) September 23, 2014

Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson has your morning brief of overnight news covering the most important global developments, [...]

The Initial Public Offering Frenzy for Chinese Internet Trading Company ‘Alibaba’: Symptom of a Diseased Economic Order

By Nick Beams
Global Research, September 22, 2014
World Socialist Web Site

The initial public offering (IPO) of shares in the Chinese Internet trading company Alibaba, which led to a frenzy on Wall Street last Friday, is the latest, and one of the most spectacular, expressions of the parasitism that is now the dominant feature of the global financial system and the world economy more broadly.

Initially priced at $68 per share, the stock [...]

U.S. Coalition Falling Apart, Germany, France, UK and Australia Say ‘No’ To Syria Strike

Italy manipulates its GDP numbers to show a recovery is in process. Existing home sales are plummeting and the real estate recovery is now over. FATCA hurting Americans. China looking to dominate gold market, its going physical. Ebola is now contained in two countries. Afghanistan now has a new leader and is ready to sign the bilateral security agreement to keep US troops in the country. The tribes of Yemen [...]

Alibaba – Jack Ma: If you’re still poor at 35, you deserve it!

I've still got two years to make it #loadsatime RT @zerohedge: Jack Ma: If You're Poor At 35, You Deserve It http://t.co/jC0AO0H1g4

— Damian Clarkson (@JournoDamo) September 22, 2014

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Is China’s Richest Person

Alibaba’s blockbuster $25 billion stock offering has made Jack Ma the wealthiest man in China, according to a new survey, as investor enthusiasm for Chinese technology names enriches a new generation of Internet moguls.

Ma, founder and executive [...]

2,400 Year Old “Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend” Myth Has Led to Insanely Stupid U.S. Foreign Policy

by WashingtonsBlog

America Is Tangled Up In Impossibly Complicated Webs

The ancient idea that “The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend”  is widely attributed to the Arabs. But it is actually much older …  It originated in the 4th century B.C. in India.  Kautilya –  the “Indian Machiavelli” – wrote about the idea in the Sanskrit military book, the Arthashastra.

U.S. foreign policy has been guided by the “Enemy of My Enemy” [...]

Top NY regulator warns against looming cyber 9/11……They need a reason to not end QE next month..IS THIS GOING TO BE THE OCT. SURPRISE

Secretary of defence chuck Hagel Warns Cyber Security is a real threat that could wipe out bank accounts

It’s no secret that everything from ships to banks runs through the cyber domain, Hagel noted.

“You start knocking on infrastructure of a country, you don’t need to fire a shot, [and] you paralyze a country,” he said. “You paralyze command and control of your military. You wipe out bank accounts.”

Even seemingly minor disruptions [...]

At least 30 #airstrikes hit #ISIS targets in the province of Deir al-Zor, #Syria -LIVE UPDATES

At least 30 #airstrikes hit #ISIS targets in the province of Deir al-Zor, #Syria -LIVE UPDATES http://t.co/4tZ0fTAFYR pic.twitter.com/lAIXL4ahvB

— RT (@RT_com) September 23, 2014

  The US-led coalition is conducting airstrike assault on positions of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) organization on the territory of Syria. The strikes reportedly involve a mix of fighter, bomber and tomahawk land-attack missiles.

Tuesday, September 23

 

10:06 GMT:

The death toll from US-led airstrikes on Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra [...]

We’re Told The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Measures Growth, But What It Really Measures Is Waste

by Charles Hugh-Smith

Any system that has no way to measure, much less prioritize, opportunity costs and maximization of utility is not just flawed–it is terribly misguided and structurally destructive.

We’re told the gross domestic product (GDP) measures growth, but what it really measures is waste: capital, labor and resources squandered in quixotic pursuit of waste masquerading as “growth.”

50 million autos and trucks stuck in traffic, burning millions of gallons of fuel [...]

Are you IMMUNE to EBOLA or AIDS? You might be.

You could be …

About 10% of white people are Immune to AIDS

C-C chemokine receptor type 5, also known as CCR5 or CD195, is a protein on the surface of white blood cells that is involved in the immune system as it acts as a receptor for chemokines. This is the process by which T cells are attracted to specific tissue and organ targets. Many forms of HIV, the virus that [...]

Stock Index Hits ‘Death Cross’…The Hoarders: Billionaires Stashing Cash & Gold Bars… ‘Beware Of September 22 After Market All-Time Highs’

Stock Index Hits ‘Death Cross’

The Russell 2000 has been diverging from the broader market over the last several weeks, and now technicians point out it has flashed a bearish signal. For the first time in more than two years, the small-cap index has hit a so-called death cross.

A death cross occurs when a nearer-term 50-day moving average falls below a longer-term, 200-day moving average. Technicians argue that a death cross [...]

This Is About As Good As Things Are Going To Get For The Middle Class – And It’s Not That Good

By Michael Snyder

The U.S. economy has had six full years to bounce back since the financial collapse of 2008, and it simply has not happened.  Median household income has declined substantially since then, total household wealth for middle class families is way down, the percentage of the population that is employed is still about where it was at the end of the last recession, and the number of Americans that [...]

Give Me 6 Minutes and I’ll Show You How Big Pharma is Killing Americans!

One in 10 Americans now takes an antidepressant medication; among women in their 40s and 50s, the figure is one in four.
the United States, with less than 5 percent of the world’s population, buys more than 50 percent of its prescription drugs.
Driven by Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin Use Increases
America’s twin drug epidemics – one illegal, the other legal – well over 70 million Americans are using mind-altering drugs
Nearly 7 in [...]

Obamacare Architect Says Society Would Be Better Off If People Only Lived To Age 75

By Michael Snyder

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, says that society would be far better off if people quit trying to live past age 75.  His new article entitled “Why I Hope To Die At 75” has the following very creepy subtitle: “An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly”.  In the article, Emanuel forcefully argues that the quality [...]

RUSSIA Dumping the Dollar — Other Countries Will Follow, Reset Coming

Links: http://wp.me/p4pwtf-5oi

WARNING: When the Dollar’s ‘Pre-Eminent Reserve Currency Status’ Erodes… The US Will Face A New World Of Funding Constraints. It Will No Longer Be Able To Dictate Financial Terms. Its Long And Sinewy Arm That Can Hit Banks Around The World And Impose Rules And Sanctions And Penalties Will Atrophy.

Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

It’s very risky for an American credit ratings agency to downgrade the US Government.

Standard & Poor’s found out when it stripped the US off its AAA rating in 2011 over the debt-ceiling charade. The Department of Justice then sued S&P over its role in the financial crisis, i.e. for slapping AAA-ratings on toxic securities to pocket fatter fees from issuers. But the other ratings agencies did the [...]

China Moves To Dominate Gold Market With Physical Exchange

by GoldCore

Shanghai Gold Exchange International Board
China is slowly moving to dominate the global gold market and it is important to join the dots regarding a few key recent developments in China relating to gold.

When the International Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) was launched last Thursday September 18 during an evening trading session, it was notable that the first transactions were put through by a diverse group comprising HSBC, [...]

Banksters Gut Silver To Protect Fiat Paper Ponzi — Kranzler

from SGT Report.com:

It’s the same old song, silver once again gutted by Bankster cartel paper in order to protect their fiat Dollar Ponzi scheme. Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics joins us to discuss what’s next and how low silver could go despite the very real demand for PHYSICAL metals throughout Asia.

Soldiers Train To Shoot Zombies During Ebola Emergency

Taking clips from real newscasts mixed with the films 12 Monkeys, V For Vendetta and Planet of The Apes this latest report illustrates how virus pandemics like ebola are created and controlled by governments. Video has surfaced showing army troops training to kill waves of zombies during a viral pandemic in the backdrop of a third world country. Now President Obama has ordered 3000 troops to West Africa to fight [...]

WOW! Salmond Says Westminster Gang TRICKED Scottish “No” Voters But Fails To Mention VOTE RIGGING!

Alex Salmond talks about the Westminster Gang renaging on the the made to the Scottish people in the days running up to the now historic FAKE REFERENDUM!

But, for me, its what he doesnt say that is telling. Why is he not highlighting any of the MULTIPLE EXAMPLES of VOTE RIGGING & ELECTORAL FRAUD? This omission is very telling indeed, and makes me think he knew all along what fate awaited [...]

David Morgan: US Dollar is the Last Stop Before Gold & Silver Spike

On the recent strength of the U.S. dollar, David Morgan of Silver-Investor.com, says, “John Exter’s upside down pyramid explains it very well. The derivative markets blow up and you go down the pyramid of liquidity. The step above the run to gold is the U.S. dollar. Most people who are under educated about money think if you have physical dollars under your mattress, you are in the safest position you [...]

Scam Alert: Hospitals All Over America Are Wildly Inflating Medical Bills

By Michael Snyder

The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most.  All over the United States, it has become common practice for hospitals to wildly inflate medical bills.  For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill.  And as you will see below, some victims report being billed tens of [...]

More Evidence of Global Economic Bubbles Bursting… Outlook Has Become More Negative… Fleckenstein: CNBC Is Talking Up A Happy Future ‘When There’s No Shot That That Happens’

JAPANESE GOV’T DOWNGRADES VIEW OF ECONOMY, THIRD LARGEST IN WORLD

More evidence of global economic bubbles

The Japanese government has downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo’s April sales tax hike.

The monthly report acknowledged spending at home had stalled, throwing into question Tokyo’s plans to hike sales taxes again next [...]

CURRENCY WAR! China & Russia Economic Warfare Against U.S!

China Looking To Dominate Gold Market With International Shanghai Gold Exchange
Russia to Consider Diversifying Away From Western Debt Securities
Russia is considering diversifying its debt portfolio away from countries that have imposed sanctions on Moscow
Super-rich rush to buy ‘Italian Job’ style gold bars
Economic uncertainties trigger rush for 12.5kg gold bars
People’s Bank of China has given the Shanghai Gold Exchange permission to build an international gold-trading platform in Shanghai.

Sources:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kitconews…
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/russia-…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/co…
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/ups…
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/defaul…
http://streettalklive.com/index.php/b…
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/defaul…

Germany plans to strip citizenship of citizens which join Islamic State.

Translation
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German Islamists who join the IS have forfeited their citizenship many Union politicians say. They are planning a change of legislation.

Union politicians want to avoid any german national to fight for the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). A corresponding change in the law would achieve a “huge deterrent effect,” the chairman of the Bundestag’s Committee on Internal Affairs, Wolfgang Bosbach (CDU)told “Welt am Sonntag”. Those who join this “terrorist army” [...]

PAUL UNLEASHED: Obama ‘Abusing Our Laws’, Has Created Lawless Atmosphere In Washington’

RAND: OBAMA ‘ABUSING OUR LAWS’… President ‘has created lawless atmosphere in Washington’…Hillary ‘had 3 a.m. moment. She didn’t answer phone’… Calls for Diversity in GOP…

 

He accused Obama of confounding the Constitution when he expanded Obamacare, moved against overseas targets without specific congressional authorization, and announced plans — since delayed — to use executive action to change the nation’s immigration laws.

“It is a terrible tragedy, it is a danger to us as a [...]

Bank Insider: Worst Depression Ever Coming Bank Insider James Rickards reveals the depth of the Global Banking Collapse that is about to affect billions.

The feds are gearing up to face Americans protesting the intentional importation of illegal immigrants and Alex breaks it all down on this Monday, July 7 edition of the Alex Jones Show. In Grand Prairie, Texas, county officials are planning a heavy police presence to discourage protestors arriving outside a public school where illegals will be housed later this month. The collapse of America’s borders is intended to destroy the [...]

Polar Vortex emerging for a Second Year

As we enter early October, models are beginning to see signs of the emergence of the Stratospheric Polar Vortex

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxqyZCTCQAAVr4s.png

 

As we enter early October, models are beginning to see signs of the emergence of the #Stratospheric #PolarVortex pic.twitter.com/8cDQw9Vvwi

— WSI Energy Weather (@WSI_Energy) September 16, 2014

Some early season heating demand expected Thursday night-Friday as overnight temps could drop below freezing levels pic.twitter.com/glqdKoHa3J

— WSI Energy Weather (@WSI_Energy) September 16, 2014

Potential developing “El Nino” [...]

Glaxo Smith Kline to mass produce ZMAPP – same company that China just fined $490M for Bribery. CDC Doctor says it’s Ineffective

Director of Centres for Global health (CGH) at the Centres for Disease Control (CDC), Dr Thomas Kenyon has disclosed that it was difficult to as certain whether the Zmapp used on some Ebola patients, was effective.

Dr Thomas Kenyon who spoke along side the Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Development and Democracy, National Security Council, Gayle Smith, via telephone conference, stated that:

“Zmapp is therapeutic and very difficult [...]

World Bank: Economic Impact Of Ebola Outbreak Could Be Catastrophic

They are engineering a Economic Collapse of not only the United States Economy but the World Economy. They are forced to Collapse the entire Global Economy because they know it can not continue. This will bring in a new era of Dominance and control by the Powers That Be.
Stay At The Ready…
Link to the article
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/world-b…

Gold And Silver – Current Price Is The Story

by Michael Noonan

Forget all the news, all the fundamentals, all the [mostly errant] price projections.  There
is a reason why a picture is worth more than 1,000 words, and this is one of those times
where it is best to focus on pictures of the market, over various time frames, to get a
better handle on what to expect moving forward.  Put to rest every so-called PMs pundit
or blogger that has persistently been calling [...]

Gerald Celente: The World Is In A Very Crucial Point In History Right Now. It Seems Like Everywhere You Look, Countries Are On The Verge Of Splitting Apart, Going To War Or At The Very Least, Economic Collapse.

The world is in a very crucial point in history right now. It seems like everywhere you look, countries are on the verge of splitting apart, going to war or at the very least, economic collapse. Russia and Ukraine. Syria and Iraq. Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Even the United Kingdom could cut ties with Scotland. Public distrust here in America is at an all-time high. The future is always uncertain, [...]

After Scotland: Who Else Wants Independence?

Scotland’s recent attempt to become an independent nation represents just one of many nationalist movements around the world. What other countries are looking to secede? Have any been successful?

Special Thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting TestTube!
Follow Julian on Twitter: @jhug00
Watch Julian on The Science of Happiness on SoulPancake:
http://bit.ly/ScienceofHappiness

Learn More:
These Countries All Have Secession Movements Underway
http://nomadcapitalist.com/2014/04/24…
“Today, there are countries around the world that want to secede from their government and form [...]

50 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation

By Michael Snyder

What has happened to America?  Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline.  It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation.  For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of [...]

Update: Enterovirus D68 Now Reported in 30 US States

Update: Enterovirus D68 Now Reported in 30 US States
http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovi…

U.S. Allegedly Strikes ISIS In Syria, What’s The Real Agenda?

Eurozone business activity continues to decline. China will not support the sanctions against Russia. Immigration supported by corporations and not the American people. The global emergency notification system will be ready by the end of 2014. Scotland wants a new referendum vote. CDC creates new computer model to scare the public that ebola is spreading. Central bankers trying to remove Russia ability to veto. Yemen has overthrown the government. U.S. [...]

Andy Hoffman – The Land of No Money Down iPhones

from FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com:

Another Manipulation Monday with Andrew Hoffman. Listen in as we discuss:

Post Labor Day PM smash
FOMC statement
Scottish referendum
ECB TLTRO first tranche
“Surprise $80 billion Chinese QE announcement
Collapsing Chinese home price data
New global currency collapse
Ali Baba, and advanced stage of U.S. equity bubble
Record low interest rates, with worst bond fundamentals EVER

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Fast Food Company Develops Robots that can put out one burger every 10 seconds (BuhBye $15 hr wage beggers)

The fast food industry is toying with a new idea. Now, with so many workers clamoring for higher pay, many executives in the fast food market are looking toward ROBOTS as their next new-hires. The burger-making robot will cost millions to develop, but if they can build one that lasts, corporate investors say it could end up being much cheaper than raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour.

A [...]