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Leading Contrarian Economist: “We Are Coming In On The End Game Here”

Mac Slavo
October 20th, 2014

To say that the U.S. economy is in trouble would be an understatement. According to Shadow Stats economist John Williams, we may be on the very cusp of a crisis so severe that it promises to re-write the entire paradigm. Debt is out of control and foreign holders of U.S. Treasury bonds are getting antsy. Nowhere is this more obvious than in China and Russia, where leaders of the [...]

An Epidemic Of Store Closings, Restructurings, Bankruptcies… As The American Consumer Runs Out Of Options.

Wolf Richter,

When NCR announced its preliminary and disappointing third quarter results today, it lowered its guidance for the rest of 2014. Its stock got knocked into a breathtaking 21% plunge. While at it, NCR revealed to just what extent brick-and-mortar retailers were sinking into a quagmire.

The maker of, among other things, point-of-sale devices for the retail industry should know: It is, as it says, “the global leader in consumer [...]

The Risk Of A 1987 Style Crash Is Growing! On Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow dropped 22.6% in a single day. That’s like a 3,600-point drop today

On Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow dropped 22.6% in a single day. That's like a 3,600-point drop today:

— WSJ Markets (@WSJmarkets) October 20, 2014

HUSSMAN: The Risk Of A 1987 Style Crash Is Growing

The ASX is ripping higher, up 1% on Monday to 5,326 after the solid lead from the US markets at the end of last week and Friday’s big global surge in stock prices.

But given the recent [...]

Waiting for Something bad to happen

by Golem XIV

I think Friday saw a power-shift from the central banks to the global private banks. I think the global banks served notice that the Central bank plan of 1) reining in the risk-taking of the TBTF banks and 2) stimulating growth in the real economy is now dead in the water. There is a new plan.  (Let me apologise now for this video being too long. I really did [...]

POVERTY: It’s not an illness and it isn’t accidental. Deal with it.



Much as I admire the tireless work done by the Rowntree Trust, there are times when its desire to avoid controversy gets a little silly. In particular, I’m referring to its tendency to write about poverty as if it might be an indiscriminate virus.

These are the main factors that create poverty:

* Macro-economic and fiscal mercantile globalism

* Credit given to those [...]

ALERT! Obama Quietly Prepares ‘Surge’ of Millions of New Immigrant IDs

Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.
Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards [...]

Euro Risk Due To Possible Return of Italy To Lira – Drachmas, Escudos, Pesetas and Punts?

by GoldCore

The European status quo and EU elites are becoming increasingly concerned by popular calls in Italy for Italy to leave the European Monetary Union and the euro “as soon as possible” and return to the lira. 

Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s Five Star Movement has shocked EU elites by launching of a non-binding consultative referendum on the matter which will be put before the parliament.

“We will collect half a [...]

THE EBOLA AGENDA — Dr. Mark Sircus

rom SGT

Dr. Mark Sircus, founder of joins me to discuss ebola and the madness of the way the US government and mockingbird media have handled the situation so far.

“It’s the end of the world if you read the press,” says Dr. Sircus. The fact of the matter is, we don’t know what to believe because in 2013 the US government gave itself permission to use PROPAGANDA (Psy Ops) [...]

Why Moody’s Cut Russia to Two Notches above Junk

Wolf Richter,

It was not the most productive summit in the history of mankind. President Vladimir Putin, after watching a military parade in Belgrade, Serbia, and questioning Kosovo’s independence, arrived in Milan on Friday so late that Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom a private meeting had been scheduled, had to cool her heels for hours. Once done at 2 a.m., he headed over to his buddy’s place, persona non grata [...]

Paul Craig Roberts – Dollar is The Weak Spot for US, Fed Afraid Rising Gold will Sink Dollar

Economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “The reason they want to hold the gold price down is they are afraid of its impact on the dollar. The reason why they had to suppress the gold price is they had to protect the dollar from quantitative easing (QE) because they were printing trillions and trillions of new dollars.” Roberts, who was an Assistant Treasury Secretary and the so-called Father of Reaganomics, [...]

Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

By Michael Snyder

Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads.  Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know.  For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be “a very different bug” [...]

Massive Wealth Inequality in America Caused by Government Criminality!

“After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts
NAFTA’s 20-Year Legacy and the Fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
More than 845,000 specific U.S. workers have been certified for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) as having lost their jobs due to imports from Canada and Mexico or the relocation of factories to those countries. The TAA program is quite narrow, only covering a subset of jobs lost to trade, and is difficult to qualify [...]


by onpoint

When local health officials say a patient’s screening for Ebola was “clean”, does that actually mean preliminary blood work yielded no virus?  Wrong…it’s actually much more simple.  So simple that you might start to get a little freaked out with how easily you can pass with a clean bill of health of “no Ebola”.The following is the currently official screening recommended by the CDC:

So, first matter of business – let me [...]

ALERT! Obama Signs Executive Order to Microchip All Credit Cards

Today, the President is signing a new Executive Order directing the government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data.

While there is no silver bullet to guarantee data security, the President is signing an Executive Order to implement enhanced security measures, including securing credit, debit, and other payment cards with microchips in lieu of basic magnetic strips, and PINs, such as those standard on consumer ATM cards. He [...]

An economy that lives by QE will die by QE. The hint of reviving QE is the only thing that stopped the sell-off.

After a swift and serious selloff, stocks have managed to rise on Thursday’s session with help from the soothing words of St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard. And after dropping just shy of 10 percent from high to low, the S&P 500 looks to have finally bottomed out, some traders say.

“Whether the complete correction is over I’m not positive yet, but there looks to be some relative calm,” said [...]

How QE Increases Poverty Which Leads to CIVIL UNREST & RIOTS!

American banks increased their holdings of US treasuries by $54 billion, to a record $1.99 trillion.
$42 Trillion Bond Market
Top 0.1% wealth share
Four German banks on the brink
Deutsche Bank derivatives exposure
China’s PBOC Said to Plan $32.7 Billion Bank Injection
Italian Bonds Gain as ECB Preps Asset Buying; Greek Debt Rallies


Govt gone wild! Here’s a List of What Fed Govt Funded INSTEAD of Developing an #Ebola Vaccine

Govt gone wild! @AFPColorado Here’s a List of What Fed Govt Funded INSTEAD of Developing an #Ebola Vaccine #Cashinin

— Janie Johnson (@jjauthor) October 18, 2014


Here’s a List of What the Fed Govt Funded INSTEAD of Developing an #Ebola Vaccine… @jjauthor

— AFPColorado (@AFPColorado) October 18, 2014

However, the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.

For instance, the [...]


Russian Prime Minister tells CNBC its Time For World To Move Away From Reliance On US Dollar

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNBC that the world must move away from its dependence on the U.S. dollar, arguing that the global economy would benefit from a more diversified currency system.

In an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday, Medvedev said he did not have a “special negative attitude” toward the dollar— the global reserve currency—but said a “much more just financial system” was possible.

“We have nothing against the dollar, [...]

Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: “Here’s What No One Is Telling You About Ebola”

Ebola is brilliant.

It is a superior virus that has evolved and fine-tuned its mechanism of transmission to be near-perfect.

That’s why we’re all so terrified.

We know we can’t destroy it. All we can do is try to divert it, outrun it.

The CDC Disease Detectives were dispatched to Dallas almost immediately to work on the front lines to identify those who might be at risk, who could have been exposed.

We have the [...]


London (AFP) – Aid agency Oxfam on Saturday said Ebola could become the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation”, as US President Barack Obama urged against “hysteria” in the face of the growing crisis.

Oxfam, which works in the two worst-hit countries — Liberia and Sierra Leone — called for more troops, funding and medical staff to be sent to tackle the west African epicentre of the epidemic.

Chief executive [...]

Fear-Gauge Flashes Wild Week on Wall Street, State of Europe’s Banks Could Send New Jolts

Fear-Gauge Flashes Wild Week on Wall Street…

NEW YORK (AP) — Europe’s economy sputters, oil prices plunge and stocks start swinging wildly. Wall Street’s long dormant “fear index” now predicts more turbulence ahead.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s volatility index, known as the VIX, doubled over the past month: from 12 to 26. Although that’s nowhere near the 80 reached in the financial crisis, the recent spike means traders are bracing [...]

THE SATURDAY ESSAY: there’s no consumer credit or liquidity funds left folks….and the Vix knows it



For those too young (or late) to realise it, The Slog as a brand name is derived from the term Bollockslog. Following last week’s end of the beginning of the end of globalist neoliberal mercantilist claptrap, you may have noticed that the bollocks has been spewing forth from the defenders of this foundation-free and entirely idiotic [...]

Gold And Silver – Financial World: House Of Cards Built On Sand

by Michael Noonan

Take heart PM community, your turn is coming.  What is happening in the stock market is
a harbinger of what is sure to come for gold and silver, at some point in the future.  When?
Ah, that elusive question the answer to which so many want to know, the same answer to
which so many so-called prognosticators have serially gotten wrong over the past few
years.  The best answer is patience.

It is highly [...]

Peter Schiff: QE4 is Coming

European Central Bank are now in discussions to add the renminbi as a reserve currency.

Single family permits drop lowest since may. European Central Bank are now in discussions to add the renminbi as a reserve currency. Students at colleges are now asked to talk freely in the free speech zones. DHS bringing more immigrants into the U.S. Obama deploying National Guard to West Africa and now named an Ebola czar.Nigeria and Boko Haram agreed on peace deal. Yemen al-Qaeda pledging support to the Islamic [...]

Pentagon Ebola Scare As World Told To PAY UP OR DIE in Fight Against EBOLA BIOWEAPON!

As news breaks of yet another ebola scare in the usa, and as John Kerry says it could take 10 years to fight the virus and $1bn of OUR MONEY, i share some thoughts on the situations

ALERT: Fed Signal Proves Coming Collapse In Motion

Ebola Travel Ban Now!

By Michael Snyder

Is Barack Obama completely insane?  By not instituting an immediate ban on all non-essential travel between the United States and West Africa, he is putting the lives of more than 300 million Americans at risk.  Anyone with a shred of common sense knows that you keep more people from getting sick by keeping the sick people away from the healthy people.  Because the Ebola outbreaks in Liberia, Guinea [...]

These 8 Euro Countries COLLAPSE Into DEFLATION!

The ECB just hit back by reiterating that the OMT programme falls with the central bank’s mandate.
ECB raises interest rates despite debt crisis
ECB cuts rates and launches stimulus programme
ECB President Mario Draghi will eventually announce a QE program of government-debt purchases similar to those carried out by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
Crude oil prices fell to a four-year low before rebounding and global equity markets declined
Global [...]

RICHEST 1% OWN 50% of WORLDS WEALTH – Are You Part of the Worlds Wealthiest 50% ?

RICHEST 1% OWN 50% of WORLDS WEALTH – Are You Part of the Worlds Wealthiest 50% ?

World wealth has reached a record $263 trillion but is concentrated in fewer hands. The richest 1 percent have accumulated more wealth, and own almost 50 percent of it, which could trigger recession, according to a new report by Credit Suisse.

The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, released Tuesday warns that the “abnormally high wealth [...]

“Save Our Swiss Gold ” – Game Changer For Gold?

by Ronan Manly, GoldCore Consultant

– Foreword
– Introduction
– Success of Swiss People’s Party (SVP)
– Direct Democracy and Popular Initiatives
– Petition Filing
– Initiative Launch
– Motivation for the Initiative
– Gathering the People’s 100,000 Signatures
– Gold Initiative Gets Over 107,000 Signatures
– Selling The Swiss Family’s Gold 

Swiss Flag in the Swiss Alps

We believe that the “Save Our Swiss Gold” campaign has the potential to be a game changer in the gold market – both in [...]

The world’s second-largest maker of aircraft engines warns on profit again as economic growth slows

Rolls-Royce warns on profit again as economic growth slows: h/t @PlanetPonzi

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) October 17, 2014

Rolls-Royce is the world's second-largest maker of aircraft engines after US group General Electric – Reuters

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) October 17, 2014

"the economic environment has deteriorated, and it has deteriorated quite quickly" – Rolls Royce CEO John Rishton h/t @PlanetPonzi

— $hane Obata (@sobata416) October 17, 2014

Gerald Celente: War has become the way of America

Gerald Celente & Ryan Lennox, Trends Research, Released on 10/8/14

It’s been 13 years since the beginning of the Afghan War, US Federal Reserve to continue quantitative easing for a “considerable time” & Jimmy Carter says President Obama “waited too long” to fight ISIS. Hey Jimmy boy.. forget about “Operation Eagle Claw”?

‘This Market is Driven by Psychology and Momentum,’ which ‘Works Really Painfully on the Way Down’

Wolf Richter,

Google is symptomatic for the expenses-be-damned attitude in parts of Silicon Valley. Afterhours on Thursday, it reported that revenues grew 20% to $16.5 billion. But its operating expenses soared 28% to $12.8 billion. Operating income declined 1%. And net income dropped 5.3% to $2.8 billion. Expenses do matter.

The nearly unlimited open wallets of Google, Facebook, and other mastodons in this neck of the woods sustain the startup [...]

The world’s three biggest economies over the past 2,000 years: this time GDP per person

The world's three biggest economies over the past 2,000 years: this time GDP per person

— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 17, 2014

The Nuclear Bomb of the Financial World: GREEK DEBT — Also, Ebola Outbreak Analysis

from ChrisMartensondotcom:

Peak Prosperity News Update

REMEMBER THIS: The Ruling Elite Are Terrified About the Global Political Awakening — ‘The Grand Chessboard’ Architect Zbigniew Brzezinski

from The REAL Institute – Max Bliss:

Zbigniew Brzezinski admits that the globalists are in fear of the global awakening that is currently happening across the world. People are waking up to the fact that the governments are all power hungry and corrupt and are not there to serve the interests of the people, but that of the global elite and the multi-billion dollar corporations. This lecture was given about a [...]

Ebola Update-Airborne? Stock Market Plunge, China is Now the World’s Largest Economy & Harvey Organ

“10,000 Cases of Ebola per Week,” that’s what the World Health Organization says we could be getting in West Africa in a few months. So, why are there no flight restrictions out of West Africa? Do the dimwits at the CDC not understand the concept of quarantine? This is the number one protocol of infectious disease, and many doctors and politicians are saying the same thing.

The stock market is having [...]

CDC Now Admits You CAN Get Ebola On a Plane Or Bus

by WashingtonsBlog

Contradicts Previous Government Statements

The government has claimed that you can’t catch Ebola sitting on a bus with an Ebola carrier:

However, the CDC now admits that you can …

As Huffington Post notes today, after Dallas nurse Amber Vinson flew on two commercial jets after catching Ebola:

A CDC spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that it was possible thatpassengers on Vinson’s Friday flight may have contracted the virus.

Yesterday, CNS [...]

Jim Rickards: Market Volatility Solely Due To The Fed, The Fed Will Start QE4 In 2015

The Fed Will Start QE4 In 2015

For those who doubt that America is ruled by a narrow elite: three charts.

by Charles Hugh-Smith

For those who doubt that America is ruled by a narrow elite: three charts.

The book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty neatly summarizes why nations fail in a few lines:

(A nation) is poor precisely because it has been ruled by a narrow elite that has organized society for their own benefit at the expense of the vast mass of people. Political power has been [...]

Stocks DECLINE as Global Economy Enters Recession Levels!

Russia Can’t Be Blackmailed Over Ukraine, Putin Says
“We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability,”
Bonds rally, stocks fall as global economy fears mount
latest signs that the global economy may be losing its footing.
Federal government’s tax-take hits all-time high
China is lowering down payment requirements and discounting mortgages as declining housing sales [...]

Is The Ebola Crisis The October Surprise?

Italy and France are looking for economic opportunities to get out of debt. Home builder sentiment is declining. Foreclosures picking up in 10 states. FED looking to continue QE. Ebola workers did not wear protective closing with Thomas Duncan. CDC confused in protocols, information and Ebola. FEMA conducting pandemic drills in 2013-2014. Russia will reduce gas supplies to Europe if Ukraine siphons gas. Gulf states are putting together a navy [...]

Ebola Martial Law has Massive Ramfications could Cause manditory Quaratine

Would U.S. Gov Spread Ebola to US Citizens to Push Vaccines? lets take a look

Global systemic crisis – 2015: The world is defecting to the East


Two important facts emerge from the past four weeks’ news. First, China is becoming the world’s largest economic power, officially overtaking the US, based on GDP measured in purchasing power terms (IMF figures) of $17.61 trillion (compared to $17.4 trillion for the US). If the official media hasn’t raised the slightest eyebrow to this information, our team believes that it’s an historic event: the US is no longer the [...]

Russia’s $50 Billion Repo Pledge Fails to Halt Ruble Drop on Oil…IF THE WORLD DROPS THE PETRODOLLAR WE’LL HAVE A HOT WAR IN A WEEK

The ruble slid to a record as the Bank of Russia’s pledge to provide $50 billion of foreign currency through 2016 failed to ease the rout amid an oil slump.

The currency dropped 1 percent to 45.9935 against the basket at 1:48 p.m. in Moscow, having temporarily pared its drop after the central bank said it will offer as much as $1.5 billion of four-week repurchase agreements at its debut auction [...]


from SGT

“It looks like the end game is possibly starting,” saysMilesFranklin’s Andy Hoffman. “Bond yields around the world have now hit an average an all-time low. The most damning proof yet of QE failure is out there for the world to see. I don’t think anyone is left that’s actually saying “recovery” any more because it’s obvious, you’re seeing crashing commodities, crashing currencies, crashing bond yields, now crashing stock [...]

Combined Tightening By The United States And China Has Done Its Worst. Global Liquidity Is Evaporating. Permanent QE May Be Needed

Investors fear the global economy has run out of engines:

— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) October 15, 2014

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan and the euro area are throwing up fresh signs of weakness by the day and emerging markets such as China are dragging instead of driving growth. The sense of [...]

Thanks To Obama’s Incompetence, Ebola Is Now Out Of Control In America

By Michael Snyder

Much of the responsibility for the Ebola crisis that the United States is now facing can be laid squarely at the feet of Barack Obama.  If Obama had banned all non-essential air travel between the U.S. and West Africa, Thomas Eric Duncan would have never gotten on to a plane to this country in the first place.  And if Obama had directed the CDC to get all hospital [...]

If A Few Ebola Cases Can Make The Stock Market Crash This Much, What Would A Full-Blown Pandemic Mean?

By Michael Snyder

Is Ebola going to cause another of the massive October stock market crashes that Wall Street is famous for?  At one point on Wednesday, the Dow was down a staggering 460 points.  It ultimately closed down just 173 points, but this was the fifth day in a row that the Dow has declined.  And of course Ebola is one of the primary things that is being blamed for [...]

Can We Admit That Economic Policy Has Failed Yet?

by WashingtonsBlog

Government Economic Policy Has Been As Bad As Its Policy Towards ISIS or Ebola

What’s causing the market to tank?

Lets turn back the clock a couple of days, when the head of the International Monetary Fund said that there was too much financial gambling (based on overly-low interest rates):

“A sudden shift in sentiment could easily cascade across the entire globe,” IMF Managing Director  Christine Lagarde told the fund’s governing board. [...]

WHO epidemiologist Christopher Dye says total number of ACTUAL cases has now crossed 18,000 and the number of deaths 9000.

Every couple of days, the World Health Organization (WHO) issues a “situation update” on the Ebola epidemic, with new numbers of cases and deaths for each of the affected countries. These numbers?9216 and 4555 respectively, according to Friday’s update?are instantly reported and tweeted around the world. They’re also quickly translated into ever-more frightening graphics by people who follow the epidemic closely, such as virologist Ian Mackay of the University of [...]

The Canary In Big Blue’s Mainframe: Why IBM’s Q3 Bust Marks A Turning Point

IBM has long been a poster boy for the untoward effects of central bank financial repression. For most of this century the once and faded king of tech has been in a modality of slow liquidation, leveraging up its balance sheet with cheap debt to fund stock buybacks, dividends and accounting-driven two-bit M&A deals. This morning that destructive strategy—–pursued by two incompetent CEOs in a row—–came to a thundering crash.  IBM is now [...]

Greece is in a Full Blown Collapse! TSA at Hopkins patted down 3rd pateint and others