17 Aug 2012

Global Economy facing a Kondratieff Winter in the midst of Summer - Peter Baxter

The Federal Reserve hawks are speaking out against the central bank taking more action, according to the Wall Street Journal. Why is so much attention given to the whims of central banks around the world? Is it because perception of central bank power is what matters most to markets? We talk to Peter Baxter, author of KondratieffWinter.com, if power of perception is enough to keep the economy going...and what happens if when it runs out.


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Startling Evidence That Central Banks And Wall Street Insiders Are Rapidly Preparing For Something BIG

The Economic Collapse: If you want to figure out what is going to happen next in the financial markets, carefully watch what the insiders are doing.  Those that are "connected" have access to far better sources of information than the rest of us have, and if they hear that something big is coming up they will often make very significant moves with their money in anticipation of what is about to happen.  Right now, Wall Street insiders and central banks all around the globe are making some very unusual moves.  In fact, they appear to be rapidly preparing for something really big.  So exactly what are they up to?  In a previous article entitled "Are The Government And The Big Banks Quietly Preparing For An Imminent Financial Collapse?", I speculated that they may be preparing for a financial meltdown of some sort.  As I noted in that article, more than 600 banking executives have resigned from their positions over the past 12 months, and I have been personally told that a substantial number of Wall Street bankers have been shopping for "prepper properties" this summer.  But now even more evidence has emerged that quiet preparations are being made for an imminent financial collapse.  That doesn't guarantee that something will happen or won't happen.  Like any good detective, we are gathering clues and trying to figure out what the evidence is telling us. Why Is George Soros Selling So Much Stock And Buying So Much Gold?

Misandrists and Inconvenient Truths: Safe passage for Julian Assange to Ecuador? - George Galloway

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that the UK will not allow safe passage to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the country after Ecuador granted him political asylum. Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks, released giant troves of secret US documents on Iraq and Afghanistan wars in 2010. Moreover, following the release of documents, Bradley Manning, a US army soldier, was arrested in Iraq on suspicion of having passed the classified documents to Wikileaks in May the same year. Assange and Manning have been targeted by the US government as criminals since then.
Earlier in June, Assange requested political asylum at Ecuador's embassy Part 2

Libya August Update - Libyans Return From Syria in Boxes

A Green Libyan Soldier Speaks (He was wounded during the war) The blurring of identity is necessary for fear of retribution to family. Libya is now Hell - Multiple Militias control everything. Kidnappings, torture and summary killings are common. Muslim Brotherhood is now quite powerful. Qatar is the mega centre of Arab politics Source

Finns Prepare For Euro's End: "Deeply Suspicious" of EU's 'Gang of Four'

: While not advocating the break-up of the Euro-zone, Finland's foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja told the Daily Telegraph this evening that "it is only a matter of time". In a somewhat stunning show of truthiness, perhaps the first cracks in Europe's Nash Equilibrium are starting to show through following Monti's 'threats', Draghi's 'promises', and Merkel's 'well, nothings'. The Finn continues, via Reuters
"Either the south or the north will break away because this currency strait-jacket is causing misery for millions and destroying Europe's future." Finland, which has a veto that could be used to block any new bailout measures, has already stirred the pot unilaterally by demanding collateral from Greece and Spain, is quite clear in its view that Europe "is a total catastrophe" but adds that no-one wants to be first to get out of the Euro and take all the blame.
Insisting that the break-up of the Euro does not mean the end of the European Union, Tuomioja believes "it could make the EU function better," but comments that he is deeply suspicious of the 'gang of four' - which includes Draghi - with regard his promises (especially ESM seniority) adding that he "does not trust these people." Source

Gerald Celente 'Pessimist Porn Dealer': "All of Society is Rotting Out!"

Alex is joined by American trend forecaster, business consultant and author Gerald Celente. He joins Alex to discuss the accelerating economic meltdown that could ultimately lead to Martial Law being declared. Source

Medical support to detainee operations manual reveals new drugs can be tested on prisoners

By Madison Ruppert: A recently revealed document entitled “Medical Support to Detainee Operations,” originally published in November 2007 by the United States Army, reveals some quite disturbing realities of what goes on in detainee operations run by the U.S. military.
For those who are not familiar with detainee operations or the related “internment/resettlement operations,” I highly recommend you watch the below video from May of this year covering the military’s internment/resettlement operations manual:
While some of the newly released manual made public by Public Intelligence on August 16, 2012 seems to be positive such as some of the prohibited acts which include “killing, torture, medical/scientific experimentation, physical mutilation, removal of tissues/organs for transplantation, and causing serious injury, pain, and suffering.”
Interestingly, it appears that this document would incriminate some individuals who have participated in past interrogations, including the health care personnel responsible for forcibly injecting detainees at Guantanamo Bay with “mind altering drugs.”

Released Iranian national: US imprisonment, one's most horrifying ordeal

The released Iranian national, Shahrzad Mir-Qolikhan, who was in a United States prison for five years over unfounded allegations, tells Press TV that she had "the most horrifying experience" there as a political hostage. Source


GREEK CRISIS: Why Antonis Samaras will not be going into battle unarmed next week - The Slog

The Greek Prime Minister has some good cards close to his chest, according to Slog sources
You can hardly blame many EU commentators for having found The Slog’s ‘bondholder haircut and debt forgiveness’ Greek story from last weekend far-fetched. But an increasingly wide range of observers have since emailed me to say they’re convinced that the story is well-founded. Now more clues are emerging….and again, they relate to three consistent themes in The Slog’s approach to the Greek crisis: Samaras is being (with his Finance Minister) increasingly secretive towards his Coalition partners; the geopolitical dimension remains as important as ever; and the Germans are not going to budge: either the Greeks toe the line, or they’re out. (And if Berlin’s will doesn’t prevail, they’re off).
Earlier this week, Merkel spokesman Stefan Siebert said there would be no more compromise with Athens, but then made what I found an odd statement under the circumstances. He said that “further decisions will have to wait until after a report from the troika is released in October.”
Publicly, Greece can’t wait that long. The Athens bond issue raised more than enough to pay off the ECB’s maturing bondholding on August 20th. Several sources across the markets think it highly likely that Mario Draghi bought a fair chunk of them himself, in order to neutralise the potential insolvency. But having scraped through that hole in the wall, the Greeks are still left with only a week or more of money – by which time they will need the €13.5bn bailout tranche to avoid insolvency again.

Ron Paul: Legalize Competing Currencies "Gold and Silver"