Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 20:03 The seventh anniversary of Zero Hedge is just around the corner, and so, for the seventh year in a row we continue our tradition of summarizing what our readers found to be the most relevant, exciting, and actionable news of the year, determined by the number of page views. We bring you the articles that you, dear reader, found to be the most interesting in the past 365 days.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 16:05
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 21:50 If Donald Trump is a megalomaniac salivating over taking control of American Weimar, then both Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are führers in the making. The same goes for the rest of the field, where each and every candidate aspires to be the Celebrity-in-Chief. Trump only looks worse because he doesn’t have the benefit of a sympathetic media on his side.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 21:15 According to a piece published earlier this month by Spiegel, ISIS obtains the satellite technology it needs to disseminate its propaganda in Antakya. In addition to reinforcing the link between the group and Turkey, this also raises an interesting question: why are the satellite service providers not doing anything to stop the group from spreading its message?
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 20:40 Earlier in 2015, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he found it difficult to understand what Russia was doing in Syria, since "it does not even border Syria." By that logic, Turkey should not be "doing anything" in the Palestinian territories, Somalia, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan or any of the non-bordering lands into which its neo-Ottoman impulses have pushed it.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 19:30 Elections, elections, and more elections is the 'regime change' meme for 2016 but, as Bloomberg details, the key events of the year ahead vary from a California marijuana referendum to Brazil's Olympics, and from Davos to SCOTUS. No matter what, 2016 holds a lot of opportunity for volatility, and without The Fed's safety net, who knows what that means for markets...
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 18:55 What better way to end 2015, than with a highlight reel of Donald Trump’s more colorful insults.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 18:18 How did Venezuela stocks perform in the past year under the country's hyperinflation? The answer: using a meaningess exchange rate, they rose 4x and, as Handelsblatt incorrectly concluded, "were the best investment of the year"; on the other hand using an exchange rates that actually reflects the country's economic implosion, they lost just over 20% of their value in the past year.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 17:45 In 2015, the iron fist of power clamped down on humanity, from warfare to terrorism to surveillance, police brutality, and corporate hegemony. The environment was repeatedly decimated, the health of citizens was constantly put at risk, and the justice system and media alike were perverted to serve the interests of the powers that be. However, while 2015 was discouraging for more reasons than most of us can count, many of the year’s most underreported stories evidence not only a widespread pattern that explicitly reveals the nature of power, but pushback from human beings worldwide on a path toward a better world.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 17:16 "Current information indicates that a terrorist attack has been planned in Munich," police said in a statement, adding "please avoid crowds and train stations. We will provide updates on the current situation."
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 16:52 Moments ago the effective Fed Funds rate tumbled from yesterday's 0.35% to just 0.12%, confirming that indeed the rate hike corridor can and has been breached at least once, and only two weeks into the Fed's rate hike experiment.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/31/2015 - 16:35 The unfolding correction of the visible excesses of the credit inflation - such as overinvestment and malinvestment - will destroy incomes and profits; the Great Unwind of the less visible effects, such as the sovereign wealth fund liquidations, are a giant pin aimed squarely at the monumental worldwide bubbles in stock, bonds and real estate.
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V, The Guerrilla Economist from Rogue Money.net helps us ring in 2016 as we discuss the timeline for collapse. If we give credence to the Rothschild owned Economist magazine, then 2018 marks the very end of the line for the US Dollar. But as V notes, the dominoes of the Dollar’s demise have already been in the process of falling. V warns, “What should alarm you folks is that we are hanging on by a thread.”
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With the year coming to a close, it’s time to take stock of some of the more gripping conspiratorial events and stories covered by 21WIRE over the past year. Once again, it was a year that defied reason or logic the world over. From Paris to Palmyra, San Bernardino to Sanaa, or from Roanoke to Raqqa – there’s never been a year like 2015.
As was the case in 2014, there were a number of other high-profile news stories we could have included in this year’s conspiratorial exposé but within our top ten list, we’ve chosen to focus on not only the most important events, but also the most improbable ones as well. While CNN and other majors spent the summer doing a live reenactment of Prison Break ala milk toast, we remained busy digging into the false flag terror, NGO soft power complex, Operation GLADIO 2.0 and deconstructing the active-shooter paradox.
by Harley Schlanger, SGT Report.com:
Given what is about to happen in Europe, as a result of a combined increase in QE, and new bank resolution rules — including bail-ins — the pessimism which abounds here on the eve of 2016, regarding both the future of the European Union, and the survival of many European nations itself, is well-founded! There are several things I can report to you from meetings here over the last three weeks:
1. There is a clear recognition that Obama is a Satanic figure. Many people realize that the EU is a puppet state of Wall Street and the City of London, and that Obama was chosen to ram through their policies. While there is still a delusion that the economy is better in the U.S. than in Europe, there is private acknowledgement that the global economy is imploding, and the financial system — i.e., the debtor, fiat money system — is hopelessly careening toward disaster.
Happy New Year to the USAWatchdog community. There will not be a Weekly News Wrap-Up this week as I am taking time off to recharge for the new year. I do have a short New Year’s message on the next page. Thank you for supporting USAWatchdog.com. Enjoy!!
President Barack Obama once told Americans they cannot have everything they want.
Meanwhile, the presidential vacation to Hawaii is burning a hole in the federal budget to the tune of about $470,000 a day, according to federal documents provided to the taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch.
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said in 2008 while campaigning for office. “That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.
This is a excerpt from Reluctant Preppers interview with Ann Barnhardt on March 25, 2014
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