Aussie Dollar : aluminum, coal & wheat
Canadian Dollar : oil and wheat
South African Rand : coal & platinum
Chilean Peso : copper
Mexican Peso: oil & silver
Russian Rubel: oil, nickel, platinum, wheat
Brazilian Real: oil
Norwegian Kroner: oil
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/9-currencies-that-could-tank-as-commodities-collapse-2013-5#ixzz2TvkoJ73t
TV: Here shoots police on terror suspect in boat
CBS Twitter Hacked: Hacker claims US Government HIDING REAL CULPRIT OF BOSTON BOMBING!
Earlier in the day tweets coming from the 60 Minutes account seemed farfetched, including one that claimed the US government was “hiding the real culprit of the Boston bombing.”
Here’s what the 60 minutes twitter hijacker tweeted:
Radioactive water may have leaked into the ground from a tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator said on Saturday, the latest in a series of troubles at the crippled facility.
Up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from one of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami-damaged plant, according to a Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) spokesman.
The leakage came after one of the [...]
April 6, 2013
A wave of corrosive political scandals at a time of economic woe is exacerbating the outrage of European citizens, who are channelling resentment into street protests or at the polls.
Italy, Spain and Greece have all been hit by fraud or graft cases allegedly involving the top brass. France joined the ranks of scandal-hit nations this week after its former budget minister was charged with tax fraud.
“Everything is coming [...]
Sitting in a diving chamber may be a new treatment for type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the condition.
Scientists are combining the treatment with injections of a patient’s own stem cells in a bid to kick-start insulin production.
They believe the high levels of oxygen in the chamber boosts the activity of the stem cells, helping them to repair the cells in the body that produce insulin.
In a new [...]
BREAKING : Suicide bomber attacks Al Ghasolah checkpoint on Damascus Intl. Airport Rd. killing nearly 50 soldiers,destroying 3 tanks#Syria
Helicopter (i guess) hit
Description say a war plane down over Menneg Military Airport, but more looks like helicopter to me
Al Nusra blow up two strategic army checkpoints in Dar Kaberah, on the entrance of Homs city this morning
FSA: Hizbullah Preparing to Send 5,000 Fighters to Homs
The joint command of the rebel [...]
The Shanghai Composite is off 2 percent and is being dragged down by property stocks. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Property Index (SHPROP) has tumbled 8.7 percent. (via @Bill Bishop).
China Vanke, a property giant, and Poly Real Estate Group are both down nearly 10 percent.
This comes after the government published an online notice stating that homeowners who sell their homes will be taxed 20 percent on the profit they make, according to [...]
Syria has 500 scud missiles aimed at Israel, Israel’s Channel 2 is reporting.
According to the report, the IDF is on high alert.
The report comes a day after news that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has instructed his top military generals to attack Israel were he to be assassinated.
Are Yugoslavian Anti-Tank Weapons Being Smuggled Into Syria?
In the past few weeks a number of videos have been appearing from the Horan region of [...]
December 11, 2012
Resourceful Syrian rebels are preparing to battle tyrant Bashar Asad using a home-made tank – with a machine gun that can be fired using a PS3-style controller.
Based around a car’s chassis, the armoured vehicle is around four metres long and two metres wide, and is said to have taken a month to put together.
Built by the Al-Ansar rebel brigade in the Aleppo region of northwest Syria, the [...]
SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – With the traffic nightmare causing frustration for Tri-State area drivers Thursday morning, the lines at the gas pump aren’t making the commute any easier.
Filling up the tank has been a nightmare for area drivers since the storm hit. Overnight and into Thursday morning, drivers looking for fuel were met with incredibly long lines at the gas pump.
This guys stole 1100 gallons of gas from a Shell Station over a few days. If he was that smart he should have disconnected the security camera!
With the price of gas in California reaching record highs, thieves are increasingly targeting gas tankswith the most recent heist siphoning more than $4,500 from a gas station over a span of three days.
Police in Roseville, Calif., have arrested a man for allegedly stealing more than 1,100 gallons of [...]
Leading World Bank Demographer: Vaccination Campaigns Part Of Population Reduction Policy
On October 2nd a retired demographer at the World Bank admitted that vaccination campaigns are an integral part of the World Bank’s population policies. John F. May, the Bank’s leading demographer from 1992 to 2012, told the French web journal Sens Public (and in turn transcribed by the think-tank May works for) that vaccination campaigns, especially in so-called “high-fertility countries”, [...]
From The Burning Platform:
Damn!!! I was about to fork over $60,000 for a Tesla S Alpha that can go a full 230 miles before being plugged into an electrical outlet. I better hurry before this piece of s#$% company goes belly up like Solyndra.
… Not only will the $465 million taxpayer loan never be repaid, Obama hands over a $7,500 tax rebate to all the rich f#$%^ who want to [...]
Published today 22:36
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) – Egyptian security services announced a state of high alert in Sinai on Wednesday evening after receiving information about possible attacks on officers in the peninsula, security officials said.
Egyptian intelligence warned that “unprecedented attacks” were planned by jihadist groups against security headquarters in north Sinai over the next 48 hours, a security officer told Ma’an.
The intelligence service learned of plans to attack targets in north Sinai [...]
From Pragmatic Capitalism:
I was just doing a radio interview with CNN Radio and Dan Stewart, the host, raised an interesting objection to my thinking that the Fed is trying to stay apolitical.
He said the Fed might intentionally be getting political or at least doesn’t care, because Ben Bernanke thinks he’s out of the job if Romney wins. It’s a bit conspiratorial, but a really interesting idea that I hadn’t thought [...]
America’s 50 states are collectively over $4 trillion in debt according to a new study by an independent, non-partisan think tank.
State Budget Solutions‘ third annualState Debt Report shows that aggregate state debt fell from $.24 trillion last year to $4.19 trillion this year. State Budget Solutions’ debt calculations include a state’s regular debt, the fiscal year 2013 budget gap, outstanding unemployment trust fund loans, unfunded other post employment benefit liabilities, and [...]
Refusing To Put A Normal Child On Psych Drugs Results In Swat Teams and a TANK. This is in America!
This may shed some light on why Ron Paul wants forced psychiatric drugging of our school children STOPPED! A caring and competent Michigan mother refuses to let child services take her very normal child and forcibly drug her with psychiatric medications. The reaction from the state was to bring in the [...]
A full-blown sovereign bail-out of Spain would be economically and politically impossible and cost up to €650bn (£510bn), an in-depth study has warned.
Leading think-tank Open Europe made the estimate based on the assumption the Spanish government would be forced out of the markets for three years because of its unsustainable borrowing costs, as happened in Greece, Ireland and Portugal.
Between now and mid-2015, Spain has funding needs of €542bn, with its banks [...]
This may shed some light on why Ron Paul wants forced psychiatric drugging of our school children STOPPED! A caring and competent Michigan mother refuses to let child services take her very normal child and forcibly drug her with psychiatric medications. The reaction from the state was to bring in the swat teams and a tank for a day long stand off. Who needs a swat team and a tank [...]
In April, Zynga conducted a “secondary stock offering” in which insiders dumped 43 million shares of stock at $12 a share, raking in about $516 million.
Yesterday, four months later, Zynga reported a horrible quarter, and the stock plunged to $3.
In other words, Zynga insiders cashed out at exactly the right time.
In fact, they cashed out in the same quarter in which Zynga imploded.
The quarter had already begun when Zynga insiders shoveled their stock out the [...]
As gas prices remain high, improving your car’s mileage is crucial.
By stretching a tank of gas further, you can reduce the amount of times you must fill up per month, which can help you stick to your budget. This is especially important for those who purchased non-efficient cars when gas was cheaper.
But regardless of what car you drive, you can always use a little extra money at the end [...]
UK families are facing an uncertain financial future with one in five admitting they are living on edge.
Frightening research published today shows that 20 per cent of families are struggling to cope financially while another two-fifths are “just getting by”.
The survey by think tank Centre for the Modern Family shows people are being battered by increased living costs and falling wages.
They’ve also been whacked, by the climbing cost of childcare [...]
German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.
The German government decided to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, closing eight plants immediately and shutting down the remaining nine by 2022.
They will [...]
This is why Germany can never support a Eurozone solution that might actually work…
As was just tweeted out by think tank Open Europe, this is actually the cover of the German tabloid Bild today.
The backstory is that there have been some headlines in recent days about maybe the Bundesbank thinking that a slightly higher rate of inflation might be appropriate.
his is a big deal for the Buba (the Bundesbank) [...]
Lee Adler reviews the economic data, finds it still trending bullish and relates that to the market trend. Russ Winter and Aaron Krowne turn to the European banks and the impossible situation there. Lee reviews US bank data and relays a few comments from David Stockman. Lee says the US liquidity picture for the next 10 days is as bullish as it gets. This is a subscriber only podcast. If you [...]
Saturday, I was shocked when I added about 18 gallons of gasoline to my tank only to discover I had just spent $71. When I looked at the number, I remembered back to early 2009 when that same amount of gas cost me about $36.
For those who buy that much gasoline every week, that means an extra $1,872 a year going to the oil companies that might have gone somewhere [...]
BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, gas prices are up again this week.
Monique Griego has the latest on when and if they’ll come down anytime soon.
Gas stations continue to pump out the pain.
“It’s outrageous,” said Pauline McKesson, driver. “I just put $20 in and that’s not even half a tank.”
This week prices jumped another six cents, bringing the national average to around $3.90 a gallon.
Maryland’s average is [...]
Rick Santorum got into what many would view as an ill-advised battle between himself and Matt Drudge. A few weeks ago the former Senator accused Drudge of being in the tank for Romney – Drudge has since made sure to incude as many trademark unflattering photos and headlines as possible. Today the headline was about Santorum saying we may as well keep Obama if Romney is nominee. What did Glenn [...]
From Eric Peters Autos:
Newtie won’t bring you $2 gas – and forget about BHO. He wants to bring you $8 gas – in line with what enlightened Europeans pay. But there is a way to fill your tank for about $2 per gallon – using the Fed’s funny money in your pocket, too.
Just drive across the border.
It’s what a growing number of Arizona drivers are doing, according to a March [...]
Honey bees should have no chance at all against the ferocious Japanese hornet – the predators are an inch long, and watching the two battle is like watching infantry racing hopelessly towards a tank.
But the tiny creatures can actually triumph – by swarming over their foes in such numbers that hornets are ‘cooked’ inside a ball of bees.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2115466/Bees-overwhelm-huge-hornets-COOKING-inside-huge-ball-bodies.html#ixzz1pFM9Ua4H
BY JOSH MITCHELL
States are moving to cut jobs and other spending to close budget deficits, even though their protracted fiscal crisis is easing a bit in an improving economy.
State governments are confronting a combined $47 billion gap between projected revenue and costs for the fiscal year that starts in July, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank. While that figure is high historically, it [...]
by Joe Weisenthal
It will go in two different directions.
What’s the prospect for the Greek stock market if Greece leaves the Euro.
SocGen’s Patrick Legland and Daniel Fermon have produced this clever chart.
It compares the Athens market to the Argtine market, during its crisis.
Basically, Argentina was essentially in the same situation as Greece, except the Greek peso was pegged to the dollar.
When Argentina de-pegged, its equity market surged when priced in pesos, and [...]