Military sources report that Thursday night, the first movements were detected heading toward the Syrian side of the Golan and the Jordanian border, from the Syrian and Hizballah military concentrations piling up in the last two weeks around the southwestern town of Deraa.
Senior officers in the IDF’s Northern command have no doubt that Assad plans to deploy Hizballah units on the border of Israeli Golan while a Syrian back-up force [...]
WASHINGTON: BREAKING NEWS – TOM DONILON TO RESIGN AS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR
NYT: Tom Donilon to resign as national security adviser; being replaced by Susan Rice
In a major shakeup of President Obama’s foreign-policy inner circle, Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, is resigning and will be replaced by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, White House officials said on Tuesday.
Just out of the White House: [...]
The Internal Revenue Service under the Obama administration – described by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., as the “most feared government agency” – admitted Friday it targeted conservative and tea-party groups during last year’s election because of their politics.
Bachmann, a former tax attorney, told WND in an interview the IRS admission means the credibility of the 2012 election is in doubt.
Americans, she said, should be wondering whether Obamacare, which is to [...]
I get a call from a close friend in NYC last Friday. His career has been in private wealth management in the private bank department of the Too Big To Fail banks. He’s been looking for work and chats with old colleagues all the time. He called my Friday and told me he just got off the phone with a very high level private banker from a big Euro-based TBTF [...]
This indicator is suggesting slower economy and lower stock prices
Lumber prices over the past 25 years have been a quality leading indicator for the future direction of the economy and the stock market, in both directions.
Back in March, the Power of the Pattern pointed out that Lumber was at the top of a 25-year channel (formed a bearish rising wedge), where 50% declines in Lumber often happen in the past…. [...]
Police believe the pair were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack
The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI agents were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours [...]
The once-doubted devices may not have been used a decade ago under similar circumstances
Tourniquets were used by the Romans and gained popularity during the 1800s and 1900s but were then doubted in recent times
Tourniquets weren’t used during the Vietnam War because some military thought they led to more amputations
As people lay badly bleeding in the smoke of the Boston Marathon bombings, rescuers immediately turned to a millennia-old medical device to [...]
April 6, 2013
It likely comes as no surprise to those who have been following the disturbing trend of mass shooters over the years, but a new Los Angeles Times report has confirmed that Holmes had been taking the prescription psychotropic drugs Zoloft and Clonazepam (Klonopin) — one of which is the same drug that the Columbine shooter Eric Harris was on.
For months now the alternative news media has been predicting that Holmes [...]
Let me try to understand this: The key incentive for small businesses to support Obamacare was that they would be able to shop for the best deals in health care super-stores—called exchanges. The Administration has had 3 years to set up these exchanges. It has failed to do so.
This is a really bad sign. There will be those who argue that it’s not the Administration’s fault. It’s the fault of the 33 [...]
My Two Cents
By Andy Sutton
There is little doubt that the past two weeks have brought about dramatic changes in most circles regarding the way people look at banks, bank deposits, and the monetary situation in general. This year’s ‘Ides of March’ will no doubt go down in history as a pivotal period where once again our world changed forever. One would be right in stating that there have been many [...]
Paul De Grauwe, a professor at the London School of Economics, told Tom Keene on “Bloomberg Surveillance” today that the euro area is at risk because “so many big mistakes have been made.”
De Grauwe went on to say that the “ineptitude of policy makers” allowed Cyprus to “degenerate into systemic crisis” and that European leaders should not allow Russia to take over gas in Cypriot waters as it would allow [...]
How to Fix the Fix
by Adrian Ash, BullionVault
Friday, 15 March 2013
US regulator the CFTC is anxious about the London gold fix. But what is the fix, and why…?
SO IS the London gold fix a fix? US derivatives-market regulators think it might be.
The CFTC is no doubt absolutely within its rights to question the use of certain prices as reference points (aka “marks”) in US transactions. Joining the International Roundtable on [...]
From this morning’s Cashin’s Comments:
Déjà Vu, All Over Again – As media pundits trip over each other talking about the “longest equity bull run since….”, we may all be losing perspective amidst the happy hype.
In his wonderful evening wrap-you for clients, the ever-alert, Dan Greenhaus, restored a little perspective to where we are.
There has been endless chatter about the terrific start to the year, about the great rotation and about growing [...]
April 11, 2012
(Budapest) Hungarian police should immediately revoke their decision to refuse planners of the 2012 Pride March permission to pursue their chosen route, Human Rights Watch said today. The march should be allowed to go ahead as planned on July 7. The police also have an obligation to facilitate the peaceful passage of the Pride March, protect the safety of the participants, and ensure that anti-gay protesters are not [...]
March 4th, 2013
With a nationwide effort now underway to disarm America’s gun owners because of the dangers firearms purportedly pose to the general public, namely our schoolchildren, the following report from Cypress Lake, Florida highlights how our government sponsored systems of justice have devolved into outright madness.
Consider what you’d do if you, a family or friend were under imminent threat of losing your life. Though there are those who [...]
FORT MYERS, Fla. – A 16-year-old Cypress Lake High School student, who wrestled a loaded revolver away from a teen threatening to shoot, is being punished.
The student grappled the gun away from the 15-year-old suspect on the bus ride home Tuesday after witnesses say he aimed the weapon point blank at another student and threatened to shoot him.
The student, who Fox 4 has agreed not to identify and distort his voice because [...]
Ethan A. Huff
February 15, 2013
More evidence has emerged showing that the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) vaccine Pandemrix, which was widely administered throughout Europe during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza “pandemic,” was responsible for causing serious and permanent side effects in many of the children that received it. At least 800 children, it turns out, many of whom live in Sweden, now have narcolepsy because of the vaccine, and some government officials are [...]
The full extent of the CIA‘s extraordinary rendition programme has been laid bare with the publication of a report showing there is evidence that more than a quarter of the world’s governments covertly offered support.
A 213-page report compiled by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), a New York-based human rights organisation, says that at least 54 countries co-operated with the global kidnap, detention and tortureoperation that was mounted after 9/11, many of them in Europe.
So widespread and extensive was the [...]
from Fox Business, via Eduardo89rp:
Peter Schiff: The Real Fiscal Cliff Is Dollar Crisis! Buy Gold! Buy Silver! Own Real Things!!!
Obama Admin Looks To Control Americans’ $19.4 Trillion In Retirement Accounts
Remember that old phrase, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help”?
Well, it looks like we are hearing it again, at least on the issue of keeping Americans’ retirement funds safe.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing whether it should take on a [...]
From Ivanhoff Capital:
When it comes to risk management, most traders and investors think only in terms of stop losses, position sizing, and profit protection tactics. There is no doubt that these are essential elements of the puzzle, but before we even get to them, we need to realize that there are two aspects of risk management that are equally important and often ignored – proper equity selection and market health.
It’s hardly a secret. After all, in a letter to a senior officer, no less than a young Bill Clinton openly admitted that many of his cohort to “loath[ed] the military.” Still, it’s stunning to hear a modern-day liberal make a similar admission.
On her MSNBC show today, Melissa Harris-Perry stated that the U.S. military is “despised as an engine of war by many progressives.” View the video after the jump.
Josh Brown Explains The Huge Mistake That A Bunch Of Investors Are Going To Make Right Now
There is no doubt that in the past few weeks (arguably just the past week) there’s been a real breaking of the bearish spirit.
Bullishness is hitting all-time highs, and even some of the folks who were very skeptical about the economy, are turning positive.
Meanwhile, the S&P just broke 1500. As Josh Brown at The Reformed Broker notes, the [...]
Bears on the Brink: ‘I Can’t Fight It Anymore’
Though it’s already a few weeks into winter, Wall Street bears may be finally ready to hibernate, though no doubt against their will.
A powerful rally in which virtually all fears have been bypassed has pushed stock marketdetractors to the brink, ready to wave the proverbial white flag as the only direction for the market seems to be up, up, up.
“They’re almost ready to [...]
January 21, 2013
Cite terrorism, bomb, fuel terrorism, repeat.
While blowback from Libya is felt in Mali, and from Mali in Algeria, recent comments from British and French leaders lay bare western powers’ perception of conflict in Islamic lands through the lense of the war on terror that sees “terrorists” that must be stopped through military force with little thought given to the price that will be paid for the involvement.
Most of you have heard that the US Mint has once again stopped selling Silver Eagles because they have “sold out”. A few years back it was 100% against the law for them to stop production as they were legally obligated to buy silver at any price. Now Silver Eagle program can only be stopped with the authorization of the US Treasury Secretary….which was no doubt done this time. They [...]
America Sets Its Sights On Controlling African Resources … And Reducing Chinese Influence
The U.S. is sending troops to 35 African nations under the guise of fighting Al Qaeda and related terrorists.
Democracy Now notes:
U.S. Army teams will be deploying to as many as 35 African countries early next year for training programs and other operations as part of an increased Pentagon role in Africa. The move would see small teams of U.S. [...]
When President Obama named Jack Lew as his pick for Treasury Secretary, he no doubt took his years of experience, both within the government and in finance, into consideration.
Yet one small detail the president seems to have overlooked is Lew’s bizarre signature – a particularly important fact as it could soon be gracing dollar bills across the nation.
Lew, who would replace outgoing secretary Timothy Geithner if he is confirmed into the role, [...]
Why We Are In a Perpetual Series of Wars …
We are in the middle of a perpetual series of wars. See this, this, this and this.
As just one example, in 2010 the war in Afghanistan became the longest war in U.S. history. But – no matter what you’ve heard – there are no plans to get out any time soon.
As Glenn Greenwald notes today:
Despite the happy talk from [the Pentagon's top lawyer, the war on terror] is not ending soon. By [...]
With a cocky President Obama no doubt grinning from ear-to-ear, federal lawmakers yesterday gave their blessing to legislation that boosts income tax rates and government spending while kicking many of the “fiscal cliff” issues down the road for several weeks.
The $1.2 trillion in scheduled spending cuts –falling largely on the Pentagon– have now been officially postponed for two months.
The next manufactured crisis comes March 1, the day the cuts will [...]