20 Nov 2012

Twinkies, Finance, Scandal - Max Keiser with Ross Ashcroft

Three Year Anniversary Special: Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert present a success story for the three year anniversary of the Keiser Report and that is that the banksters are going the way of Twinkies, Ho Ho's and Ding Dongs - OUT OF BUSINESS! And just as the junk food and fake bread of the Hostess products caused obesity and diabetes in Americans, so too did the junk bonds and toxic derivatives of the bankers and central bankers cause a flabby, obese and diabetic finance sector in London and New York.

War State: UK sustains illegal Israeli settlements through close trade ties

Europe Banned Press TV: The UK faux government has traditionally maintained good and flourishing trade relations with the Israeli regime, despite the regime’s expansionist policies against the international law.

As of May 2011 it was reported that annual bilateral trade between Britain and Israel has exceeded £2 billion annually for the past five years and could well reach £3 billion by 2012. Israel, meanwhile, remained the UK's third largest export market in the region.
According to the annual UK Foreign Direct Investment report Israel ranks number 19 of the countries with the highest number of projects invested in the UK. 
More than 300 Israeli companies are already operating in Britain and the country feels obligated to provide its financial services to Israel, with the City of London, which is regarded as Europe’s premier centre for financial services, acting as a gateway to Europe for Israeli companies.

Marijuana-dispenser stock gets too high

A company that creates medical-marijuana dispensing machines says its stock is getting way too high.
Medbox MDBX +50.00%   shares surged 3,000% this week -- from roughly $4 Monday to $215 Thursday -- before falling to $100 after executives sought to dampen investor enthusiasm.
In a news release today, the company said that the stock’s rocket launch, which sent its market cap skyrocketing from $45 million at the start of the week to a staggering $2.3 billion, was ignited by a MarketWatch story Tuesday on how to invest in legalized marijuana (see How to invest in legalized marijuana .) (That’s about double the market capitalization of retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.) The stock, which fell around 50% in early trading Friday, still hovers at $100. “We believe an appropriate trading range is between $5 and $10 but, alas, the market will do what it will do,” says Medbox founder Vincent Mehdizadeh. 
At the height of trading this week, $600,000 to $700,000 worth of purchases were made, an unusually high volume for a company of this size. “It was astonishing,” Mehdizadeh says. “We couldn’t really understand why that was happening other than that there was a high demand for stock with limited supply.” It was “thin volume,” but Mehdizadeh says he doesn’t know whether it was one hedge fund or several big buyers.

Dead Parrot Europe Is Now Sinking Fast "Government is destroying society" - The good are being dragged down by the bad

Alasdair Macleod: With the Eurozone having being displaced from the financial headlines by the American presidential election, you might have briefly thought that its problems had gone away. They haven’t.
It’s just that the public is expected to absorb one major story at a time. And now that the presidential election is done and dusted, Europe is rapidly returning to the headlines. This is not desired by the powers-that-be, who desperately need us to believe things will get better with a little patience.
Behind the scenes, in order to prevent a systemic crisis, the authorities (through the European Central Bank) have been hard at work keeping a lid on interest rates for Spain and Italy, which act as everyone’s market bellweather. Their strategy focuses on the hope that high bond yields are just a lack of 'animal spirits' – and if only they can be reignited!
Time is working against all countries in the Eurozone because the good are being dragged down by the bad.
You don’t have to be an economic genius to understand that the perpetual uncertainty over the Eurozone’s future has led to a widespread freeze on industrial investment and development. Industrial production is collapsing at an accelerating rate, falling 7% year-on-year in Spain and Greece, 4.8% in Italy, and 2.1% in France.

Exposed: UN agency rips Israeli army for false propaganda video alleging militants use its Gaza schools to launch rockets + Terror "The Israelis are coming!"

Still from YouTube video/idfnadesk
RT: A UN relief agency has shot down allegations levied by the Israelis via an animated film posted on their official war machine YouTube channel saying Hamas used UN schools and facilities to fire rockets at Israel.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) issued a statement Tuesday expressing its “concern” for the use of footage which wrongly suggested the agency’s complicity in “terrorist activities” targeting Israel. The agency also took issue with "the unauthorised use of its logo in computer-generated material."

“In a situation of conflict these allegations have potentially grave consequences. UNRWA takes with utmost seriousness the neutrality of its installations, particularly in times of heightened violence,” the agency said in a statement.
On Saturday the Israeli Defense Force’s (IDF) official Twitter account posted a link to a year-old video claiming “These are the tactics Hamas uses in the Gaza Strip.”
The CGI video accuses Hamas of intentionally hiding large weapons caches in “civilian homes, mosques, schools and hospitals.” It similarly accused Hamas of using these very same sites to set up bases for rocket attacks in an effort to seek cover with human shields.

The Elite's Plan for World-Wide Genocide Revealed

Dr. Tarpley reviews the writings of John P. Holdren, the current White House science advisor. This interview conclusively exposes scientific elite's true agenda, world-wide genocide and the formation of a global government to rule.

Bill Murphy- Buy Silver, Crash JP Morgan?

By Bill Murphy of GATA discusses:
(1) The short term price for gold + silver.
(2) Whether Max Keiser is right about how people can buy silver to Crash JP Morgan.
(3) How the strong dollar policy operated in the 1990's (by manipulating gold). Source

Profiteering on Gaza Conflict: "Mowing the lawn!" (aka the Palestinians) Business as Usual for Military INC

Retired CIA officer turned activist and journalist Ray McGovern talks with alex about the war in the Middle East and Israel's latest actions in Gaza. Source

Gaza update: "Going all the way" (through Gaza) War monger Hillary Clinton to arrive in Israel, 'push for ceasefire' as Israelis strafe over 100 sites overnight

By Madison Ruppert: With attacks between Israel and Palestine only increasing and while bodies continue to pile up, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to Israel, Ramallah and Egypt in an attempt to achieve a ceasefire agreement.

This comes as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called Israel a “terrorist state” over their strikes on Gaza, an entire family was killed by an Israeli airstrike, Russia is reportedly going to propose a UN resolution on the horrific situation in Gaza, and the Anonymous hacking campaign continues with some dubious results.
While Israel says that they will only consider peace when the rockets from Gaza stop, Hamas has expressed no interest in such conditions.

Some Israelis have expressed a desire to send Gaza “back to the Middle Ages,” further making the possibility of a ceasefire seem unlikely as the Israel Storm Troopers (IDF) struck 110 sites overnight according to CNN.

“Choices and rights”, “Piss on pity”, “Access all areas” and “Nothing about us without us”.

Sometimes the personal gets political and the political gets really personal. This is what disabled people in Ireland have discovered since the onset of the current crisis. The rights of disabled people to even get up out of bed or go to the shops or to have a leaky roof over their heads, or for disabled children to have Special Needs Assistance in order to participate in main stream schooling, has been constantly seen by successive governments as a low lying fruit, ripe for the picking and throwing away onto a human compost heap of ‘unaffordable luxury’ in a time of ‘financial crisis’. This is set against a back drop of a hardening of public attitudes towards people, particularly children, with disability over the past five years as set down in the National Disability Authority report linked here. 
Disability Rights Coalition Ireland are holding a protest against the whittling away of disabled people’s rights by those in charge through a narrative of those rights as being ‘unaffordable’ , while dead banks are being given the right to screw every citizen in this country from a height. Disabled people are asking for their RIGHTS  to be honoured as set out in the 2011 election promises. These promises have been constantly broken. It takes place on Wednesday 21st November at the central Bank of Ireland at 2.00 pm and moves from there to the Dail.

A Spanish Casa (And Residency) Es Su Casa For $200,000

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S Unwilling to sacrifice their sovereignty at the altar of the ECB's contingent OMT (and unable to wrench 'help' from their previously colonized friends in Latin America; it seems Rajoy and friends are more than willing to sacrifice their actual land... and citizenship in order to maintain their 'independence'. Reuters reports that Spain is considering offering rich investors from countries such as Russia and China the right to settle in return for them buying up property in the stagnant housing sector.  
For buying property worth as little as $200,000, wealthy foreigners could be offered a residency permit, the country's commerce secretary said on Monday. This is the same nation with near 11% loan delinquencies, greater-than-50% youth unemployment, and a bad-bank loaded with heavily discounted real-estate assets that are still too expensive to encourage investors, and an ever-present devaluation risk hanging over its paralyzed economy.
We wonder how the other nations of the EU will feel about Spain 'diluting' the citizen-asset pool with this new non-tax-paying, non-labor-utilizing 'wealth'.
And for that matter, not just other mainland-EU countries but New York and London whose real estate markets have risen in the past year in the ultra luxury segment primarily courtesy of BRIC oligarch money.

Turkish Prime Minister describes Israel as ‘terrorist state’ over Gaza attacks

By Madison Ruppert: While some might find Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calling Israel a “terrorist state” over their recent attacks on Gaza somewhat shocking, it is in fact nothing new.

In March of this year, for instance, Erdoğan called Israeli strikes on Gaza an act of “state terror” while adding that the people of Turkey are obligated to “remember that Gazans are our brothers, and will always remain so.”

Yet, somewhat unsurprisingly, Erdoğan did nothing then, just as he did nothing to follow through with the promise of military escorts for flotillas attempting to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza.

It is, therefore, fair to assume that these statements from Erdoğan are similarly meaningless attempts to capitalize on a tragedy for his own selfish purposes.

This type of political maneuvering is especially troubling since the numbers of dead Palestinians is now around at least 96, all in just six days, according to CBS. At least 24 civilians have been murdered by the mad dog Israeli regime in less than two days, according to health officials in Gaza.