by Dave Hodges
In the last article, I presented this map and posed the question, why would the military make a decided effort to keep our Navy in a permanent state of readiness by conducting unprecedented and an unparalleled set of war games continuously going on off of our three coastlines and several of our overseas territories? Guesses ranged from positioning the Navy, Marines and a fair amount of the Air [...]
The current approaches for regulating nuclear plant safety in the U.S. are “clearly inadequate” for preventing meltdowns and “mitigating their consequences,” according to a report released Thursday.
U.S. safety regulations traditionally ensure that plants are designed to withstand ordinary equipment failures, power losses and the loss of ability to cool the reactor core — the part of a plant where the nuclear reactions take place. But this is not enough, according [...]
http://usawatchdog.com/weekly-news-wr… There are new allegations from the U.S. State Department about Russia actually shooting into Ukraine from the Russian side of the border. The State Department says Russian artillery is shooting at Ukraine army positions, and they have been doing so for weeks. Add this to the recent downing of the Malaysian jet, and you clearly get a picture of the situation in Ukraine getting far worse no matter who actually [...]
The U.S. Is the Only Country Which Supports Israel No Matter What It Does
Americans – living in a huge country which has never really been invaded, and as the sole superpower – are famous for being out-of-touch with how the rest of the world thinks.
So my fellow Americans will probably be surprised to learn that the U.S. is more or less the only country in the world which has a favorable view [...]
Earlier this month, the White House Office of Management and Budget released a 2014 budget update in which they stated: The 2014 deficit is now projected to be $583 billion, $66 billion lower than the $649 billion deficit projected in March.
That is some neat trick!? According to treasury.gov, the government has already chocked up $855 billion in deficit this year (October 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014) So somehow by the end of the [...]
Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter
Abenomics, the new economic religion of Japan, has kept some of its promises: It created inflation while wages stagnated, thus whittling down real incomes, further squeezed by the broad consumption tax hike. It devalued the yen by 25%, thus vaporizing a quarter of the wealth of the Japanese without having to tell them directly. And to make up for the tax increase on consumers, Abenomics [...]
A mixture of six bacteria-killing viruses can be safely sprayed on meat and poultry to combat common microbes that kill hundreds of people a year, federal health officials
Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry
Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in UK contaminated with campylobacter
Using expired meat in China was allegedly company policy for a US-owned supplier
The Revolving Door Between Monsanto, the FDA, and the EPA
Labeling Food and Ingredients Developed [...]
AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The LePage administration is taking another step toward pushing welfare recipients to find jobs. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Wednesday that, starting October first, “able bodied” adults with no dependents who get SNAP benefits — often called food stamps — will have to work 20 hours per week or do volunteer work. There are an estimated 12,000 recipients in Maine who [...]
Bank Espirito Santo third holding company just filed for bankruptcy, the collapse is coming. Greece tops Euro zone poverty rate. US manufacturing declines and housing implodes sending the economy into a death spiral. Europe places new sanctions on Russia but not all countries are sure they want to do it. Austria is proposing bail-ins. 90% of illegals are not showing up to the court hearings. Water cannons have been delivered [...]
“…But i don’t think they will raise rates in the first quarter.
I think they’re going to drag it out.
I jokingly said they will try to raise rates never and they would try to argue forever that they don’t need to end only when the market demand they raise rates will they do it.
Walked me through that scenario and what happens when the market first to demand it?
Inflation goes up, the [...]
IMF Slashes Global Growth Forecasts
The International Monetary Fund is out with its latest quarterly outlook for global GDP growth, and it contains several downward revisions to the estimates published by the Fund in April.
The IMF lowered its 2013 global GDP growth forecast to 3.1% from 3.3%.
2013 U.S. GDP growth estimates were revised down to 1.7% from 1.9%.
The IMF expects euro area GDP to contract [...]
Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter
Housing is local. Housing bubbles are local too. And the subsequent busts are local as well. Different dynamics are at work in each city that is finding itself in a housing bubble currently – and there are quite a few of them. Because I live in San Francisco, I’ve written numerous times about our housing bubble here. It’s more magnificent and spectacular than the prior [...]
July 24 (Bloomberg) — Mortgage Bankers Association CEO David Stevens and his daughter, Sara Stevens, debate the rent-or-own conundrum in the U.S. economy. They speak with Trish Regan on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Back in January of 2014, ‘V the Guerrilla Economist’ first warned us of the coming of massive numbers of banker deaths, and warned they would be ‘assassinations’. What the MSM might call ‘mysterious deaths of bankers’, if they only reported upon them, has taken the life of a Goldman Sachs managing director as shared in the 1st video below from TRUTH FED.
We also learn that the [...]
Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade.
The unidentified woman was barred from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by, witness Carrie Clifford told TheBlaze early Thursday morning.
“I felt [...]
The state of Texas has shut down its border with Mexico. They are going it alone, showing they will not be messed with! Texas Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst, has been asking the federal government for help in defending its border, but he is now convinced no help is coming.Yet, a government’s most basic duty is National Security!He says, “This is an issue of National Security and States’ rights.”He plans to defend [...]
Megan Gannon, Space.com, Released on 7/23/14
As fighting continues in Israel and Gaza, astronauts living aboard the International Space Station can see signs of the deadly conflict from space.
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut with the European Space Agency, posted photos online Wednesday (July 23) showing Israel and the Gaza Strip alongside a grim caption. The astronaut’s view of rockets over Gaza and Israel from space served [...]
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In this video Luke Rudkowski travels to Berlin Germany to cover the expanding and growing resistance moment. This event took place on July 19th and brought together over 5,000 people from all over Germany. This is a video of the people there and the message they have to you.
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,300.00, EUR 964.68 and GBP 763.76 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,307.50, EUR 971.04 and GBP 767.54 per ounce.
Gold fell $1.60 or 0.12% yesterday to $1,304.90/oz and silver slipped $0.02 or 0.1% to $20.92/oz.
Gold has eked out small gains in London this morning after gold in Singapore fell nearly $10 overnight. Futures trading volume on the move down were very low and 37% below the [...]
BY JOHN WARD
The job of unaligned bloggers today is to establish exactly what happened and why…not to be gullible
The picture below is of a lady who clearly has a bike.
The first shows the lady to be a Syrian victim of wicked Bashar Assad who, according to Human Rights Watch and the BBC, ran air strikes to target his own civilians, the Alawhite swine.
Almost certainly [...]
A passenger plane has disappeared from radar while flying from the West African country of Burkina Faso.
The jet carrying 110 passengers and six crew was flying from Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou to Algiers when it vanished around 50 minutes into the flight.
“In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan,” Algeria’s APS state news agency quoted the airline as saying.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
Unspecified glitches in the department’s Consular Consolidated Database have resulted in “significant performance issues, including outages” in the processing of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born abroad since Saturday, [...]
Argentina default is inevitable, nobody shows up after Judge says to work it out. Euro-zone confidence is declining. National Retail Federation has lowered expectations for the rest of the year.IMF cuts outlook. The borders are wide open and Senator Cruz invites Senator Reid to see for himself. Obama is allowing terrorists into the country as long as they don’t pose a threat to the US. Japan is building more warships. [...]
China’s terrifying debt ratios poised to breeze past US levels
China’s aggregate debt level has reached 251 per cent of GDP, as of June.
Price of Beef and Bacon Reach All-Time High
Billionaire Warns: Yellen Collapse ‘Will Be Unlike Any Other’
“We have no right to be surprised by a severe and imminent stock market crash,”
Market ‘Black Swan’ Fear at Record High
Did you know that when Obama signed the 2013 NDAA, it effectively made government propaganda LEGAL for the first time since 1948 when the Smith-Mundt Act was passed (not that they weren’t doing it anyway, but…ya know…the gloves are officially off).
“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”
— George Orwell
“All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news.”
— Willy Munzenberg (Stalin’s propaganda chief)
“The Central Intelligence [...]
By Michael Snyder
A house divided against itself will surely fall. America is more divided today than it has been in decades, and the deep divisions that are tearing us apart continue to get even worse. In fact, a newly released Rasmussen Reports national survey discovered that 67 percent of voters believe that America is even more divided now than it was four years ago. We are angry, we are frustrated [...]
The belief that calling for and instituting sanctions against Russia is a sound policy, illustrates the economic disconnect of the Obama administration. With the fervor for starting a new cold war, the propaganda machine is working overtime to paint a picture that ignores real economic synergism.
Obama’s State Department bears a heavy responsibility for promoting a civil war in Ukraine. Using sanctions to push Russia into accelerating a BRICS economic block will [...]
July 25 (Bloomberg) — Troy Gayeski, partner and senior portfolio manager at Skybridge Capital, discusses the reasons why markets seem impervious to geopolitical risks. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
In this video I share a calculation from the USGS website sent to me by someone via email. If this calculation is correct then we could see another Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption this year or next year.
Stay At The Ready…