Sunday, September 30, 2012

Harvesting Human Resources


You don't know silver unless you know the Comstock Lode


‘No more Israel’ - Henry KISSINGER

headshotCindy Adams: Henry KISSINGER. Former secretary of state. Current savant of the state of the world. Do not argue with Mr. Kissinger’s know-how. He already knows how.
Middle East horror. Democratic party dissing Jerusalem. DC’s anti-Israel mentality. Obama, busy raising re-election funds, no time for beleaguered Netanyahu. The Oval Office attitude versus the Red Line. Iran’s oath to destroy our only friend in that part of the world.
Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated — and I quote the statement word for word: “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.” Source
I repeat:  
In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.” banzai7
Angelo: The bastard that authored the destruction of the middle east including the partition of my parentland Cyprus to create an apartheid nazi gulag called israel is now angling for the U.S.A to kick off WWIII!

Exposing China's Shadow Banking System

Tyler Durden's picture We have in the past attempted to take on the gargantuan task of exposing the multi-trillion Chinese Shadow Banking system (not to be confused with its deposit-free, rehypothecation-full Western equivalent), most recently here. Alas, it is has consistently proven to be virtually impossible to coherently explain something as decentralized and as pervasive as an entire country's underground economy, especially when the country in question is the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma known as China. Today, however, courtesy of AsiaFinanceNews we get a report as close as possible to the most comprehensive overview of what may soon be (especially if rumors of tumbling Chinese municipal dominoes are correct) the most talked about subject in the financial world: China's Shadow Banking empire.
From Chinese Shadow Banking System
China presently has five state-controlled megabanks operating within the supervision of the central government, of which the government is a majority shareholder, and seventeen additional “shareholder banks.” Because China’s state banking sector operates as a direct subsidyfunding channel for state-owned enterprises (as opposed to acting in the capacity of risk analytics based credit institutions), the largest state-owned banks have required periodic recapitalization every decade over the past sixty years as the constant generation and cumulative exposure to non-performing loans exceeds the banks’ total equity. The circumstances comprising the present situation, however, will include monetary exposure by international asset management firms which have acquired both direct equity-stakes in the banks as well as exposure to Hong Kong-listed shares.

Is The Money-Laundering Driven Real Estate "Boom" Ending?

One by one all the money-laundering loopholes in a broke world are coming to an end.
First it was Swiss bank accounts, which for centuries guaranteed the depositors absolute secrecy, and as a result saw money inflows from all the wealthiest savers in the world, who felt truly safe their wealth (obtained by legal means or otherwise) would not be redistributed forcefully. In the ecosystem of finance, Switzerland was the depositor bank. Then 2008 happened, and starting with the US, shortly to be followed by every other insolvent country, demands were issued for a full list of people who had used Zurich and Geneva bank vaults to avoid the risk of asset taxation, capital controls and confiscation on their own native soil. The result was the end of the Swiss banking sector as the ultimate target of all global money laundering. In the ensuing power vacuum, others have sprung up to take its place, most notably Singapore, but its days as a tax-haven are numbered by how long it takes China to fall face first into a hard landing at which point no saving on the Pacific seaboard will be safe.
Now, it is the turn of real estate.
While hardly a secret, for decades the ultra-luxury housing segment in any country was the target not so much of local wealthy individuals and business, but foreigners, for whom the grass was always greener, and sought to put their money into "hard assets" abroad to save it from local confiscation. After all, it is far easier to be sued and prosecuted by your own government than a foreign one. Two very vivid examples are the most expensive house in Miami ever sold, which two months ago fetched a price of $47 million, which was purchased by "a Russian who bought the home in the name of a U.S.-based limited-liability company" and in the until recently a record $88 million paid for a 15 CPW penthouse for the daughter of Russian billionaire, Dmitry Rybolovlev (bought from Citi's Sandy "End TBTF" Weill). The record was topped at $90 million paid for a One57 duplex apartment paid by an unknown individual

"Hero of our time" German Nobelist Grass throws more jabs at Israel + Gaza flotilla video mashup: Internet Killed Israeli PR

German Nobel laureate Gunter Grass, who earlier in the year called Israel a threat to world peace, is set to further anger the Tel Aviv apartheid regime with new poetry referring to Israeli nuclear whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu as "hero of our time." 
A new volume of poetry by the 84-year-old, Germany’s most renowned living writer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999, came out on Saturday under the title Eintagsfliegen (One Hit Wonders), DPA reported.

The Nobelist has used the work to refer to Vanunu as a "role model."

In 1986, the nuclear technician was sentenced to 18 years in prison for exposing details about Israel's nuclear program and military activities. He leaked the data to Britain's The Sunday Times, while working at Israel's Dimona nuclear facility in the Negev desert in the south of the Occupied Territories, providing convincing evidence that Tel Aviv possesses a nuclear arsenal.

Constructing the nuclear facility began in 1958, and Israel is believed to have manufactured scores of nuclear warheads since the 1960s. Former US President Jimmy Carter has said that Tel Aviv possesses between 200 and 300 nuclear warheads.

Back in April, Grass used a piece of poetry, titled "Was gesagt werden muss" (“What Must Be Said”), to draw attention to the "nuclear power Israel" endangering peace and slamming the West’s hypocrisy over Tel Aviv’s nuclear arsenal. “Why do I say only now...that the nuclear power Israel endangers an already fragile world peace? Because that must be said which may already be too late to say tomorrow," Grass wrote.

Professor Keiser, Mona Stacy and Mr Keynes Breakthrough Experiments

'Assange will be treated like Al-Qaeda if extradited to US' - Hrafnsson

WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson says the US naming Julian Assange as an enemy of the state will see him treated as a terrorist if extradited there. Source

Austerity? What Austerity?

By : We are told that austerity in Europe has failed. The elections in France and Greece, for instance, are supposedly evidence of people's opposition to severe cuts in spending. However, the growing anti-austerity backlash against Europe ignores one fundamental point: If there is austerity in Europe, in most cases it hasn't taken the form of massive spending cuts.
Following years of large spending expansion, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, and Greece—countries widely cited for adopting austerity measures—haven't significantly reduced spending since "austerity" supposedly started in 2008.

"Democratic Womanism": Poet and Activist Alice Walker on Women Rising, Obama and the 2012 Election

With less than 40 days to go before the 2012 presidential election, poet and activist Alice Walker reads her new poem, "Democratic Womanism," and discusses her thoughts on President Obama’s legacy, including his use of drone strikes. "You ask me why I smile when you tell me you intend in the coming national elections to hold your nose and vote for the lesser of two evils," reads Walker. "There are more than two evils out there, is one reason I smile."

Researcher says U.S. Army scientists secretly sprayed cities with radioactive particles for years

By Madison Ruppert: According to Lisa Martino-Taylor, a sociologist, the United States military carried out top secret experiments involving the spraying of radioactive particles on residents of St. Louis, Missouri for years.
It is public knowledge that the government sprayed zinc cadmium sulfide particles – which are supposedly harmless – over St. Louis, but Professor Martino-Taylor says that her research indicates a radioactive additive was also mixed in with the compound.
The targets of these experiments were primarily minorities and low-income communities – again, hardly surprising given the U.S. government’s history of conducting brutal tests on disadvantaged populations – who had no clue that they were being subjected to dangerous chemicals from 1953-1954 and 1963-1965.

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