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New Opportunities for “America’s Most Corrupt Bank.”
It was a perfect gift to a desperate market. All that was needed was a gentle hint that Italy’s troubled banks and their bondholders might not be hung out to dry. A “public backstop” for Italy’s weakest lenders would be a “very useful” measure in these “exceptional times,” ECB President Mario Draghi said.
Most Italian and European bank stocks surged.
The ECB is the second member of the institutional triad formerly known as the Troika to have called for a taxpayer funded bailout of Italy’s banking system. Earlier this month the IMF used its article IV consultation – an annual economic and financial health check – to warn of “global spillovers” from a full-blown Italian banking crisis, “given Italy’s systemic weight.”
We had to do a double-take at the headline posted at Debka.com today, namely, “Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik”. Keeping in mind that Debka, as with so many news services, may operate largely by the good graces of Israeli intelligence, it is nevertheless remarkable that even Debka feels a bit disillusioned at the apparent media blackout of this story. (See PDF version here if link is unavailable.) Quote:
Some 1,500 US airmen and their families have been locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock of tactical nuclear bombs since President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16. In the four days up until Wednesday, July 20, therefore, no air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been staged that Turkish base.
The results of “the failed military coup” in Turkey have simply confirmed the pre-planned nature of this event and the fact that US intelligence services were heavily involved in this operation.
First of all, this notion can be proven by the fact that Erdogan has taken advantage of social networks during this event, even though he opposed their usage vigorously back in 2013, when the country had plunged into anti-government demonstrations. Back then, Erdogan threatened to block access to all social platforms across the whole of Turkey. Under these circumstances, it’s highly unlikely that the Turkish president, who adheres strictly to conservative views and despises innovations has suddenly “seen the light” of progress and come up with a viable strategy on how with the use of social media he could derail the “coup” within the relatively short time he had.
At the same time, it should be recalled that the White House and US intelligence agencies have been taking advantage of social networks to overthrow unwanted regimes and organize massive civil unrest. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the US has created an entire industry of disinformation and manipulation of public opinion. Acting on the request of Washington, various activists, both real or virtual, are perfectly capable of launching a “spontaneous” anti-government protest, and engage in psychological warfare, while pretending to be using their rights of freedom of expression on their own behalf.
Buy low, sell high. Buy when there is blood in the streets. Be greedy when others are fearful.
If you study the careers of investment legends, you’ll hear this advice over and over. You’ll quickly learn that buying stocks, real estate, and natural resources during times of crisis, panic, and fear is how you make enormous returns.
“Buy when there is blood in the streets” has become a cliché because it works. (Read this essay for more.)
by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:
It is in the social sphere, in the realm of politics and economics, that the Will to Order becomes really dangerous. Here the theoretical reduction of unmanageable multiplicity to comprehensible unity becomes the practical reduction of human diversity to subhuman uniformity, of freedom to servitude. In politics the equivalent of a fully developed scientific theory or philosophical system is a totalitarian dictatorship. In economics, the equivalent of a beautifully composed work of art is the smoothly running factory in which the workers are perfectly adjusted to the machines. The Will to Order can make tyrants out of those who merely aspire to clear up a mess. The beauty of tidiness is used as a justification for despotism.
Three years ago, when Edward Snowden fled from the US and met with reporters in Hong Kong to reveal his reasons for leaving — he asked them to put their phones in the hotel room refrigerator. He asked them to do so in order to block the signals sent to and from the phones. Now, three years later, Snowden and Andrew ‘Bunnie’ Huang have used that same principle to design a phone case that warns users when their data is being monitored. Say hello to the Snowden phone case.
Snowden and Huang revealed their plans for the case via video link to an event at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The duo showed how the device connects to the phone’s radio transmitters and alerts the owner when a cellular, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection is being used to share or receive data.
Proclaiming his support for new British PM Theresa May, former UKIP head Nigel Farage explained “she has said ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and I believe her,” before announcing plans for his European Referendum Tour during a much at the Republican national convention yesterday. Farage told Politico that he would start a tour of European cities in September to help spread the appetite for referendums on EU membership beyond the UK.
“One of the joys of not continuing as party leader is having more time, so I will be traveling around Europe helping other independence movements, but I won’t be telling them how to vote,” Farage said.
“We should be celebrating a diverse Europe of independent nation states, and if I can do anything to help that, then I will,” he added. “I’m going to go to Athens in September and have a big symposium about alternatives to the euro.”