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White House Negotiates with ‘Underground’ Lobbyists on Executive Orders

Obama is WRITING LAWS…. this is NOT LEGAL…..White House Negotiates with ‘Underground’ Lobbyists on Executive OrdersOn Monday The New York Times reported that ever since Obama declared his intention of using executive orders to reshape immigration policy, “the process of drafting” that policy “has been conducted essentially behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.”

Nearly 1,800 lobbyists stopped [...]

I don’t understand. ISIS beheading American doesn’t make NYT front page but dominates front page in top UK paper.

I don't understand. ISIS beheading American doesn't make NYT front page but dominates front page in top UK paper. pic.twitter.com/MAkImvqJ36

— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) August 20, 2014

August 20 Ebola Spread: California, New Mexico, Germany, Austria, India, Myanmar, and more. Liberia Seals in 75,000 no docs, no food in or out

The Ebola Virus is spreading very fast. Cases are now believed to exist in:Sacramento, CA 

http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/2014/08/19/kaiser-ebola-patient/14316293/Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3535038.shtml#.U_FuCmNrNc8Berlin, Germany 

http://web.de/magazine/gesundheit/krankheiten/ebola/19225408-ebola-suspicion-berlin.html#.A1000145Austria 

http://www.thelocal.at/20140817/ebola-scare-hits-tyrol-when-body-found

India 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/3-Ebola-suspects-at-Ram-Manohar-Lohia-Hospital/articleshow/40325158.cmsYangbon, Myanmar 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=757703144275514&fref=nf

In Liberia, the government has SEALED-OFF an area just outside the Capitol City of Monrovia. A place called West Point, a slum with about 75,000 people, is now QUARANTINED with no one allowed in or out. No Doctors. No food shipments. The 75,000 people there will either die of Ebola or starve to [...]

EVERYTHING Is Inflated Due To Cheap Credit! With ZIRP, It Is Successfully Extended My Retirement Age To 145

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — On today’s “The Agenda,” Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu and Adam Johnson look at trending news stories and the Twitter question of the day on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Peak Gold? Russia To Surpass Australia As World No 2 Gold Producer

by GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,294.50, EUR 973.75 and GBP 777.76 ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was was 1,300.25, EUR 973.75 and GBP 781.17 per ounce.

Today’s LBMA Silver Price was USD 19.42 per ounce. Yesterday’s LBMA Silver Price was USD 19.66 per ounce.

Gold and silver fell yesterday – gold fell $3 to $1,295.90 and silver fell 19 cents to $19.49 per ounce.

Russian central bank acquired another 300,000 ounces worth $3.9 billion [...]

9/11, THE FED, & THE UNITED STATE OF ENSLAVEMENT — James Corbett

from SGT Report.com:

James Corbett, The Corbett Report.com: Investigative journalist, writer, filmmaker, prolific truth teller. Please watch & share James’ new documentary: Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

Snowden: NSA MonsterMind Cyber-warfare Bot Can Kill The Internet

Snowden: NSA MonsterMind Cyber-warfare Bot Can Kill The Internet

Invest 96L. Models showing Hurricane Development: Target GOM or East Coast.

Euro and GFS have a GOM spin up.CMC has a possible East Coast hit.http://moe.met.fsu.edu/tcgengifs/Stay tuned for updates.http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc-bin/tc_home2.cgi?YEAR=2014&MO=08&BASIN=ATL&STORM_NAME=96L.INVEST&PROD=track_vis&PHOT=yes&ARCHIVE=active&NAV=tc&AGE=Latest&SIZE=Thumb&STYLE=tables&AID_DIR=/SATPRODUCTS/TC/tc14/ATL/12E.LOWELL/tpw/microvap&TYPE=ssmi

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Why Retail Sales Are Faltering: Bottom 60% Of Households Have No Real Income Gains Since 2008

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

The largest retailers in the US are struggling to get their sales up. Walmart’s US comparable-store sales were flat for the quarter ended August 1. Macy’s reported disappointing sales and cut its forecast for the year. Other retailers have chimed in, some with better results (Home Depot, for example), some with fiascos (Elizabeth Arden, with a 28% plunge in sales).

It has been tough out [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

President Nixon – The Dollar Would No Longer Be Convertible To Gold – The Event that Shaped Ron Paul’s Political Career

Published on Aug 19, 2014

http://dailyreckoning.com

In 1971, former Congressman Ron Paul had a good medical practice in Texas, but all of that would change with an announcement from President Nixon: the dollar would no longer be convertible to gold.

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I saw 1971 [...]

The Blight Of Debt-Fueled M&A: How Central Banks Destroy Corporate Value

Monetary central planning gives rise to economic waste, distortion and deformation because it causes capital to be mis-priced. Nowhere is this more evident than in the massive and destructive level of mergers and acquisitions(M&A) that has become a standard component  of bubble finance. Stated simply, ZIRP and financial repression push long-term interest rates to deeply sub-economic levels, causing the value of future cash flows form M&A deals to be [...]

Beer Maker Carlsberg Has Huge Exposure To Russia, And Sales Are Getting Crushed

The Russia-Ukraine conflict is showing up in the financial reports of more European companies.

Danish beer maker Carlsberg said on Wednesday that revenue in its Eastern Europe operating segment fell 20% in the second quarter as total volumes decreased 12%.

Shares of Carlsberg listed in New York were down more than 3% on Wednesday following the news.

In a release, Carlsberg said: “The value of the Russian beer market grew [...]

109,631,000 Americans on Welfare

109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014.But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of [...]

Clashes erupt in sealed-off Ebola area

Monrovia (AFP) – Four residents of a quarantined Ebola-hit slum in the Liberian capital were injured on Wednesday in clashes with police and soldiers sent in to seal off the area, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said.

http://news.yahoo.com/clashes-erupt-sealed-off-ebola-area-liberia-capital-150947266.html