Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 21:12
"If I don’t issue more loans, then my salary isn’t enough to repay the mortgage, and car loan. It’s not difficult to issue more loans, but lets say in a years time when the loan is due, if the borrower defaults, then I wont just see a pay cut, I’ll be fired, and still be responsible for loan recovery."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 21:00 A case can be made that for Moscow it would be a tremendous waste of hard-earned foreign exchange to try to counter a rig against their currency they simply cannot beat, as the entire fiat financial power of the US is against them. Russia’s Central Bank by now should be all-out selling rubles for gold, and building Russia’s gold reserves. Well, it is happening, somewhat.
Sometimes good comments are worth an entire article. This author is a big believer in the fostering of good, intelligent dialogues with commenters on these various alternative media sites. We all have the ability (with comments) to function in the manner of unofficial reporters. The nation is huge; however, the distance is nominal and the situations that arise in the nation as a whole can be chronicled and reported by we, the average citizens. The comments and interactions are a means to that end.
In this light, I wish to ask you, the Readership to report on this important topic in order to present others with the situations taking place in their locales. The topic referred to being declining inventories and a lack of purchases to meet with customer (I despise the word “consumers”) needs in terms of foodstuffs and nondurable goods.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 20:25
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 - 09:58 America is inching ever closer to putting itself in a position of having to choose between an avowed socialist and what the Des Moines Register calls "a smash-mouth game show host" as Trump and Sanders poll strongly in Iowa ahead of caucus.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 - 12:33 Education today is an advertising agency which leads us to believe we need the society on which it relies upon for its existence.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 - 12:00 "Experience in other countries that have entered into this territory should sober you up on the likely economic and inflation impact. No country that has gone into negative rates has experienced major shifts in its growth and inflation profile – minor, yes; major, no. As a consequence every dip into negative rates has been followed by additional moves."
David Dees, SGTreport.com:
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 - 11:20 The White House has decided it's time “to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 - 10:40 On our scales, the balance between risk and reward in U.S. stocks falls heavily toward the risk. We see a reasonable likelihood of a ruinous loss against a remote possibility of a big gain. So go ahead and panic. You may be glad you did.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 - 09:13 Many believed that the NOK was backed by oil, not requiring a gold reserve. However, oil is no longer a scarce resource but an abundant commodity. Switzerland, Germany, America and other first world nations have gold reserves. Norway should have one too.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 23:31
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 22:28 "... if the negative interest rate continues for longer or goes deeper, commercial banks may have to set negative interest rates on deposits, which would expand not only the tax on commercial banks, but also on depositors (households and companies). This could lead to a ‘silent bank run’ via a shift of deposits to cash (banknotes), which in turn damages the sound banking system by enlarging the leakage of funds from the credit creation mechanism in the banking system."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 22:10 Meet "the deciders"...
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 21:35 Presented with no comment... apart from Arizona wins!
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 19:50
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 18:40 "In addition to the risk of a deeper profit recession, there is no doubt the recent sell-off has been exacerbated by policy impotence; the sense that policy-makers have little solution for global demand deficiency."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 18:05 While Caracas - the capital of socialist utopia Venezuela where gun control is extreme - remains the number one most violent city in the world, there are two new entrants from the USA into the World's Top 20 least desirable places to walk the streets - St. Louis (15th most violent city in the world) and Baltimore (19th). America, land of the free to indiscrimanently kill other people?
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 17:30 ...if you are an immigrant...
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 16:55 China’s stock market is a small, relative matter; the more troubling imbalances lie and remain elsewhere. This change in production profitability is concerning on three fronts: China’s industry persists at only getting worse even though it has already reverted to a state not seen in a decade or more; consumer appearances may seem generally optimistic despite all that but only because industrial activity has yet to fully make adjustments through resources and labor; and financial trends are likely already at the stage of self-reinforcement within and without.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 16:21 "Within equities which sectors are most vulnerable? We aggregate publically available holdings data to see how overweight these SWFs funds are positioned in terms of sectors and regions relative to the composition of the MSCI AC World index. With the caveat that these publicly available data represent only a portion of their public equity holdings, we find that SWFs are most overweight Financials and Consumer Discretionary, and most underweight Healthcare, Consumer Staples and Technology."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 15:45 The time for more insanity has come... It is the Keynesian mantra: the fact that the policies recommended by Keynesians and monetarists, i.e., deficit spending and money printing, routinely fail to bring about the desired results is not seen as proof that they simply don’t work. It is regarded as evidence that there hasn’t been enough spending and printing yet.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 15:07 While on any given day, stocks may tumble or surge as marginal buyers send increasingly illiquid indices lower or higher on ever lower volume, a more important question is what is taking place below the surface: are large holders looking to offload large exposure (by selling), or vice versa. For the answer we go to Bank of America, which has models to measure precisely this.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2016 - 14:40 More than half (51%) of Muslims in America believe they should "have the choice of being governed according to Sharia." Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts. Nearly a quarter believed that, "It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed."
We’ve documented US government use of harmful and deadly experiments upon the public (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here for just a few, that the US tortures people in Orwellian violation of six binding areas of law), and that the US spies on absolutely everything (here, here). We publishedtestimony of a “targeted individual,” Ramola D, who asked that we share her story. This is a second request from Ricardo Camilo López.
19-minute TED talk on the history of government secret surveillance and coercive control of political dissent. This history is ordinary on Earth:
A federal court judge in Portland has denied bail to Ammon Bundy and three of his cohorts as the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge building in Burns, Oregon continues. The FBI says four people remain there as the protest hits its fourth week.
The leader of the group of armed men that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Ammon Bundy, as well as his brother Ryan, Brian Cavalier, and Ryan Payne, were all denied release on Friday. US Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman said that they posed a danger to public safety and were considered a flight risk, as she was concerned they would not follow orders to return to Oregon for criminal proceedings.
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant is not over five years since a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered the meltdowns.
“There is no doubt” radioactive materials have been seeping into the sea after mixing with groundwater, Kan, who has been a vocal critic of nuclear energy since the crisis started, told the National Press Club in Washington.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeatedly said the issue of water contaminated with radioactive substances at the Fukushima plant is “under control,” including when he was making a pitch for Tokyo as host of the 2020 Olympic Games.
Kan disputes this. “The accident is still unfolding,” he said.
Read More @ Japantimes.co.jp
from Leuren Moret:
The Anglo-American Permanent War Crimes Racketeering Syndicate
Scientific research is always sold to the public with a promise that the benefit will be for the people in order to get them to pay for it. Once the research is finished, the science is always perverted into a weapon used against the people and the Environment that benefits the bankers. – Leuren Moret, former President of the Association for Women Geoscientists and former City of Berkeley Environmental Commissioner, May 17, 2014.
The consequences of the unprecedented, irreversible, and unstoppable Fukushima nuclear earthquake and tsunami disaster that occurred on March 11, 2011, is not just a serious local genpatsu (nuclear power plant) disaster in Japan. It is a global nuclear extinction event that was banker-centric every step of the way, and will affect in unknown ways every living creature on the Earth for hundreds of thousands of years.
A missile defense rocket designed to smash incoming missiles out of the sky has been successfully launched from a military base in Central California.
Authorities say a long-range interceptor blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The launch was testing thrusters on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, which is designed to crash into enemy missiles and destroy them.
Officials said a target representing a missile was launched from an Air Force plane over the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii.
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its “Ambient (outdoor) air pollution in cities database 2014”  which, I think, really doesn’t depict the true status and quality of the ‘fresh air’ humans are forced to breathe globally. Why do I say that? Well, consider all the weather geoengineering chemicals that are being sprayed  overhead daily, and globally, to control the weather.
Read this to understand what’s going on, plus the University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences has just published a Science study, “Assessing The Direct Occupational And Public Health Impacts Of Solar Radiation Management With Stratospheric Aerosols” .
Will that U of M study be powerful, and provocative enough, to get the UN and WHO to face and to admit the reality about what’s really going on? Or, is WHO part of the problem for not recognizing weather geoengineering and SRM—Solar Radiation Management, which includes chemtrails sprayed to produce and effectuate blanket clouds and other weather anomalies?