Sunday, October 4, 2015

Gundlach Explains Why The Market Hasn't Crashed Yet: "People Are Holding And Hoping"

 "The reason the markets aren't going lower is people are holding and hoping." Incidentally, there is a reason why hope is not a strategy: in the end, it always fails.

Japanese Bond Bubble Will Soon Burst Spectacularly

from VisionVictory:

Russians: There is No “Moderate” Opposition in Syria!

Despite indisputable facts, U.S. continues to insist it supports “moderates”
by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars:
Amid accusations by the United States Russia is conducting airstrikes on “moderate” opposition to the government of Bashar al-Assad, a Kremlin spokesman hinted all the mercenaries in Syria are “immoderate.”
“I don’t think anybody has yet explained what moderate opposition is, and Putin demonstrated quite active interest in the issue and asked in which way the moderate opposition was different from the immoderate opposition,” Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, told Rossiya 1 TV. On Friday in Paris at the Normandy format talks the issue was discussed. During the meeting Putin had one-on-one conversations with German and French leaders.
Putin told his French counterpart Francois Hollande Russia is targeting terrorists and protecting the territorial integrity of Syria.
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Saudis Mull Launch Of Regional War As Russia Pounds Targets In Syria For Fourth Day

"The Russian intervention is a massive setback for those states backing the opposition, particularly within the region – Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – and is likely to elicit a strong response in terms of a counter-escalation."

Lawrence Wilkerson: "The American 'Empire' Is In Deep, Deep Trouble"

Former US army colonel and Chief of Staff for Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson unleashed a most prescient speech on the demise of the United States Empire. Wilkerson describes the path of empires in decline, shows how the US is following the classic trajectory, and needs to make a transition to being one of many powers and focus more on strategies of international cooperation... "History tells us we’re probably finished... The rest of of the world is awakening to the fact that the United States is 1) strategically inept and 2) not the power it used to be. And that the trend is to increase that."

Emerging Market Meltdown May Plunge Global Economy Into Recession

"The impotence of monetary policy in boosting growth and staving off deflationary pressures has become painfully apparent, especially when it is acting in isolation and when a large number of countries are resorting to the same limited playbook."

And Scene: Ben Bernanke Says More People Should Have Gone To Jail For Causing The Great Recession

Q. Should somebody have gone to jail.
Bernanke: Yeah, yeah I think so. It would have been my preference to have more investigation of individual actions as obviously everything that went wrong, or was illegal, was done by some individial not by an abstract firm.

The Perilous Misperception That Central Bankers Have Mitigated Market Risk

Never have markets carried so much risk. And never have markets been as vulnerable to an abrupt change in perceptions with regard to central banker competence, effectiveness and capabilities. At the minimum, global markets will function poorly, but risk is now high for a disorderly – Party Crashing - "run" on financial markets, as faith in central banking begins to wane.

The American 'Recovery' In 1 Chart

If this is the 'recovery' just what will the next recession look like?

Russia Claims ISIS Now On The Ropes As Fighters Desert After 60 Airstrikes In 72 Hours

"A bunker-busting BETAB-500 air bomb dropped from a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber near Raqqa has eliminated the command post of one of the terror groups, together with an underground storage facility for explosives and munitions. Panic and desertion have begun. 600 fighters have left positions."

China's President Confirms Practice Of Moving Official Reserve Assets To Other Entities In China

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently confirmed the practice of moving the People’s Bank of China’s reserve assets to other entities in China: “some assets in foreign exchanges were transferred from the central bank to domestic banks, enterprises and individuals” This might explain where some of China’s gold hoard, that many suspect they posses but have not reported as reserves, may be located.

Ron Paul Trounces Trump, Exclaims Election Is Entertainment "Orchestrated By Major Media"

“I think some of this stuff in the presidential race is orchestrated by the major media - and it’s entertainment. ... Donald Trump is an authoritarian and he brags about it...An authoritarian is the opposite of a libertarian."

It's The Entrepreneur That Saves An Economy – Not The Fed

The markets are beginning to show just how tall and flimsy this house of cards built on QE quicksand has grown. Entrepreneurs and ideas thrive in that type of environment. Exactly what we so desperately need. Yet, instead, all we have is this crony styled, unicorn imagined monstrosity of all that’s unholy to true business principles. "Markets right themselves with pain... That’s Capitalism. Back room manipulation to avoid that pain only increases the severity of it down the road."

Deutsche Bank Boosts German GDP Forecast Due To "Surge In Immigration"

As the German refugee crisis has now dragged down not only Merkel, whose popularity rating just tumbled to a four year low "reflecting growing concern over the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees into Germany, a poll showed on Thursday", but has exposed "free speech" advocate Facebook as merely another government propaganda pawn, Germany has been scrambling to find some silver lining on this scandal. It did just that on Friday, when the bank with the greatest amount of notional derivatives in Europe and the world, Deutsche Bank, raised its German 2016 GDP forecast "because the heavy influx of migrants would increase consumption as much as half a percentage point."

Here Come The Money Helicopters!

Japan has a nigh endless supply of insane Keynesians doing the same thing over and over and over again. But support is now growing around the world for the next round ofspending to be funded by “People’s QE.” The idea behind “People’s QE” is that central banks would directly fund government spending... and even inject money directly into household bank accounts, if need be. And the idea is catching on. That’s the monster coming to towns and villages near you! Call it “overt monetary financing.” Call it “money from helicopters.” Call in “insane.” But it won’t be unpopular. Who will protest when the feds begin handing our money to “mid- and low-income households”?


Our military is being used around the world, in our name, to do horrible, oppressive, aggressive things… The Russians have done in days what YOU could not do in years?
from roypotterqa:

The title is enough to explain my anger and disgust for US Policy and its enforcement arm, the Pentagon and DOD, the US Military!

South Africa Rejects Appeal from Biotech to Grow GM Potatoes

by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
The Minister of Agriculture, Water Affairs, and Fisheries has rejected a biotech appeal for the commercialization of GM potatoes throughout South Africa. This is part of the changing tide concerning the cultivation of GM crops, since Russia, Germany, France, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and more have all banned GM crops now.
The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) with the support of the South African public, has been petitioning the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) to refuse GM potatoes known as SpuntaG2 for commercialization.
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Bix Weir-Implosion and Restart of Financial System Coming

from USAWatchdog:

America’s Is In Her Final Days and This Is Her Last Line of Defense

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
“It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog”
This axiom is soon going to be put to the test in the United States. In any upcoming revolution, the American people will be outnumbered by foreign troops and Artificially Intelligent Robots and other high tech devices designed to destroy any rebellion. The Russians could be coming down our chimneys by Christmas. With the Russians and the Chinese gaining a foothold in the Middle East, the isolation of our allies by Putin’s superior strategies, and the soon-t0-be-collapsing economy, America will soon become Amerika.
In the next three parts of this series, I will detail how America is being carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey. America has no chance of surviving its massive debt, impending war and the social chaos that will very soon consume this country.
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Hillary Wants Your Guns – The Heck With the 2nd Amendment!

by Dianne Marshall, The Marshall Report:

Hillary “Benghazi blood on her hands”  Clinton took the guns away from those wanting to defend Ambassador Stephens by ignoring requests for protection, and I’m sure having a part in making sure the Seals stood down….and now she is committed to doing the same in America.  Her evil campaign rhetoric denouncing gun violence again. This time based on the Oregon shootings that was blatantly an inside manufactured job.  At least in my opinion.
All I have to say is this – when is she going to jail for all her past sins and brutal actions in killing so many others? Where does one start when adding up all the assassinations and mysterious deaths of those surrounding the closet full of bones of the Clinton legacy of past sins?

Secret Service Agents: Hillary is a NIGHTMARE to Work With

by Deroy Murdock, NY Post:
“‘Good morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton.
“F— off,” she replied.
That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of “First Family Detail,” a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and those whom they guard.
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Hillary Clinton’s legal adviser warns her — Time to lawyer up

from NY Post:

One of the Clintons’ oldest and most trusted legal advisers has urged Hillary to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent her in case she’s indicted for mishandling classified documents on her private e-mail server and for lying under oath.
The adviser, who has been a Clinton confidant for more than 30 years, laid out his concerns about Hillary’s legal exposure in a wide-ranging interview.
“This e-mail thing is spiraling out of control,” he said. “To paraphrase John Dean of Watergate fame, it’s a cancer on her candidacy.
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Gold – Money Supply – Media

from Armstrong Economics:

QUESTION: Hello Martin,
First let me say thank you for all that you do keeping us informed on the markets and geopolitical events.
I’ve been an avid reader of yours for many years and especially your typed correspondence during the years of incarceration.
My question pertains to today’s “Gold and Money Supply” article. Since gold will only rise during a crisis in government, do you consider gold a leading indicator and if so would the precious metal then rise in value ahead of main stream media letting the public know we are in trouble?
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Can You Imagine The Fed Raising Rates In This World? Everything Going Wrong At Once Edition

from Dollar Collapse:

After the markets failed to embrace its most recent interest rate dither, the Fed dispatched pretty much its entire PR team to make sure we understood that rates would rise Next Month For Sure.
Then everything kind of fell apart. Emerging market capital flight accelerated…
Is this the mother of all warnings on EMs?
(CNBC) – The last time emerging markets had it nearly this bad, Ronald Reagan was the U.S. President, KKR purchased RJR Nabisco, and a future popstar named Rihanna was born

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Yet another precious metal manipulation investigation

by Bron Suchecki, Perth Mint:

The announcement that Switzerland’s Competition Commission has opened an investigation into some bullion banks for precious metal prices fixing created a bit of excitement in the gold blogosphere. I find it hard to get excited. Consider this recent history of precious metal manipulation investigations and lawsuits:
March 2013 – CFTC (US) “scrutinizing whether the daily setting of gold and silver prices in London is open to manipulation”
November 2013 –  Bafin (Germany) reviewing how banks participate in gold and silver price setting
December 2013 – Rosa Abrantes-Metz (US) publishes How to Keep Banks From Rigging Gold Prices in Bloomberg
December 2013 – Bafin (Germany) interviews Deutsche Bank employees as part of a probe into potential manipulation of gold and silver prices
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How to Enjoy Your Servitude

by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:

Can you imagine trying to explain the year 2015 to someone from the 1950s? “So let me get this straight: this magic box you carry around in your pocket–” “It’s called an iPhone.”
“–this magic box creates a list of every place you’ve been?”
“And what time you went there and how long you were there for. Yes.”
“And this information is automatically sent to a corporation in California?”
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Diabetes, obesity and developmental problems all caused by chemical corporations’ toxic products

by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
Evidence continues to link endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to a wide range of illnesses, most notably obesity and diabetes, according to a scientific statement recently issued by the Endocrine Society.
The new statement is a followup to the society’s 2009 report, which highlighted the existing research on the health threats of EDCs.
“The evidence is more definitive than ever before – EDCs disrupt hormones in a manner that harms human health,” said Andrea C. Gore of the University of Texas at Austin, who chaired the task force that drafted the statement.
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The More Americans Know Congress, the Worse They Rate It

by Frank Newport, Lydia Saad and Michael Traugott, Gallup:
Americans hold the U.S. Congress in very low esteem, with 49% rating the way Congress is handling its job as poor or bad and 15% rating it as excellent or good. But ratings of Congress are even worse among those who know the most about America’s legislative body. Among those who answer four or five questions correctly about how Congress works and who runs it, 66% rate Congress as poor or bad, and 7% rate it as excellent or good.
These results are based on a new Gallup study on U.S. adults’ attitudes toward Congress. Americans’ low evaluations of Congress have been evident across many different measures in recent years, including the current 14% Congressional job approval rating and at or near all-time lows in confidence in the legislative branch of government.
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