30 Jan 2015

In Denmark You Are Now Paid To Take Out A Mortgage

With NIRP raging in the Eurozone and over €1.5 trillion in European government bonds trading with negative yields, many were wondering when any of this perverted bond generosity will spill over to other debtors, not just Europe's insolvent governments (who can only print negative interest debt because of the ECB's backstop that it will buy any piece of garbage for sale in the doomed monetary union). In fact just earlier today we, rhetorically, asked a logical - in as much as nothing is logical in the new normal - question:
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Who will offer the first negative rate mortgage?
Little did we know that just minutes after our tweet, we would learn that at least one place is already paying homeowners to take out a mortgage. That's right - the negative rate mortgage is now a reality.

Open Sources & Open Cesspools

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the claims that the Fed is like the blockchain. They also look at the proof that central bank intervention causes market distortion like mispricing of risk and misallocation of capital as currency traders go bust on 50 times leverage. In the second half, Max interviews big bank whistleblower and bitcoin entrepreneur, Jose Rodriguez, about cryptocurrency in Mexico.

Israeli Trained NYPD Launches Plan To Deal With Protests - Arm Police With Long Rifles, Grenade Launchers, M16s and Tanks

Murders reached a historic low in NYC for 2014; overall crime was down across the board by nearly 5%; hell, even the holiday slowdown didn’t really lead to any additional crime. So clearly, now is the time when NYC really needs to implement a new anti-terrorism program which would empower a team of NYPD officers to roam around the city carrying machine guns. What could go wrong?
This new squad will be used to investigate and combat terrorist plots, lone wolf terrorists, and… protests. “It is designed for dealing with events like our recent protests, or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris,” Bratton said, according to CBS.
– From the Gothamist article: New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters
By Michael Krieger: The morphing of “terrorism” and “domestic dissent” into an all encompassing and convenient category known as “domestic terrorists” or “domestic extremists” has been a long time coming. It has always been my contention, and continues to be, that the oligarchs who have funneled all of the wealth to themselves since the 2008 banker bailouts know exactly what they are doing. They also know that it will eventually result in severe domestic unrest during the next cyclical downturn. As such, the agenda has been to utilize the entirety of the intelligence-industrial-military complex created by the “war on terror” against the domestic population once it recognizes how badly it has been looted.

Pregnant Women In The UK To Be Paid £400 To Stop Them Poisoning Their Unborn Children

By Mike Buchanan: A day or two ago Stephen Nolan hosted an interesting discussion on his show on BBC Radio Ulster about the proposal that taxpayers fund vouchers to the tune of £400 to discourage pregnant women from smoking, in a effort to stop them poisoning their unborn children. Doubtless, in time, we’ll see another scheme paying pregnant women a similar sum to discourage them from harming their unborn children by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is the #1 cause of avoidable mental debilitation in the Western world, and it’s a subject we cover in our election manifesto.
Gill is a longstanding supporter of J4MB – and a valued donor – and just sent us a link to an article on the £400 bribe. From the article:
Around 5,000 babies die in the womb or shortly after birth from mothers smoking during pregnancy each year in the UK.
One in four pregnant women smokes, despite warnings about the effects on the baby, and widely available NHS quit services.
Gill ended her email with this:
More and more, as the years go by, I am ashamed of my gender. When I read stories like this, I get so angry I could SCREAM.

Greece Slams EU Bailout-ers: "We Don't Want The $7 Billion, We Want To Rethink The Whole Program"

Tyler Durden's picture UPDATE: "CONSTRUCTIVE TALKS" are over:

As Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem (of "template" foot in mouth infamy) heads to Athens for talks today, Bloomberg reports the new Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has a clear message for his European overlords of the past: We don’t want the 7 billion euros...We want to sit down and rethink the whole program."

“A Cancerous Growth Called Israel.” A “Bacterium Of Corruption”

Head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has lashed out at the terrorist apartheid Tel Aviv regime for the recent killing of a number of its members, saying the Middle East region is suffering from a cancerous growth called Israel.”
Press TV: Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks on Friday during a speech about the Israeli attack on the Syrian Golan town of Quneitra on January 18.
He described the Israeli regime as a trauma and a bacterium of corruptionwhich has been plaguing the whole region since 1948.
He recapped crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli regime in the region, referring to the Tel Aviv’s brutalities against Palestinians and Syrians.
Israel has in recent years resorted to the same arrogant practices it had adopted decades ago. It has carried out a bloody campaign against Gaza and violated the most basic of Palestinian rights,” Hezbollah leader added.

Where Do All The Female Bullies Go?

By : I have often wondered how any person of intelligence and integrity could make statements like the one I heard Caroline Criado-Perez make in her television “debate” with Mike Buchanan. She said 96% of all violence was perpetrated by men.
If I had never read an article, let alone a book on the subject of domestic violence I would instinctively have known this statement was pure bullshit. In fact that is something I understood innately when my personal journey as a men’s rights supporter began some 25 years ago.
In the early nineties, in my home state of Victoria, there was a serious and relentless attack on men under the heading “The War on Women” in one of our major daily newspapers (The Age) which featured a series of articles purporting to lift the lid on the unspeakable atrocities men were perpetrating upon their women folk behind closed doors. These articles were promoted on large banners outside the local news agency and I can still remember seriously considering ripping them out of the wire grills they sat behind but I somehow controlled my rage and entered the shop. I looked at the stack of papers calling men violent, oppressors and I vividly recall looking about the store at the other men who casually picked up their copy along with a magazine or packet of gum and wanting to shake them and scream,
That’s you and me they are writing about!”

Britons Protest Delay In UK Iraq-War Report

People have gathered outside the Westminster in London to protest against a delay in the publication of a long-awaited inquiry into their country’s role in the 2003 war on Iraq.
Press TV: Protesters say the report’s postponement is widely due to its criticism of former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government over their involvement in the deadly US-led invasion of Iraq.
“It’s obvious that Tony Blair will be criticized… So, they want to delay this as long as possible and obviously with an election… and the conservative party voted for the war… and they do really have something to hide here,” said Lindsey German with Stop the War Coalition.

Mother Jones Goes All Jezebel On The MHRM

Mother Jones is an old school liberal publication with some respectable creds. Mariah Blake is a new school feminist. The combination was good for the latter, not so much for the former.

The NWO: “Recipe For Disaster”: Canadian Government To Expand State Surveillance Powers (Again)

The spillover effects of overbroad anti-terror legislation.
By: We’ve long been lamenting the enormous and still utterly murky – despite the Snowden revelations – spy apparatus in the US that, in collaboration with Corporate America, stretches from many federal agencies to state and local agencies. It’s all there, seamless, borderless, perfect: collecting license-plate data with photos that show who went where with whom to do what, checking out our secure data in the Cloud, collecting phone metadata that is not supposed to reveal personal details….
“We kill people based on metadata,” explained helpfully Gen. Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA. To make us Americans feel better, he added, “But that’s not what we do with this metadata.”
On the corporate side, consumer surveillance technologies and methods, dressed up in appealing terms like Ad Tech, are being perfected, and an entire startup bubble has sprung up to compete with the Big Ones that already master this.
For years, and at every level, laws have been passed in the US to give Big Brother more and more tools to track us in everything we do. Despite these efforts, Big Brother is just slowly limping behind fleet-footed Corporate America.
The article below reveals how the Canadian government is marching in the same direction, perhaps at a different pace, but with equally disturbing undertones.

Is Democracy Dead In The West?

By Paul Craig Roberts: We will find out the answer to the question posed in the title in the outcome of the contest between the new Greek government, formed by the political party Syriza, and the ECB and the private banks, with whose interests the EU and Washington align against Greece.
The Spartans, whose red cloaks and military prowess struck fear into the hearts of both foreign invaders and Greek opponents in the city-states, are no more. Athens itself is a ruin of its historical self. The Greeks, who were once to be contended with, who were able with 300 Spartans, supplemented with a few thousand Corinthians, Thebans, and other warriors, to stop a one hundred thousand man Persian army at Thermopylae, with the final outcome being the defeat of the Persian fleet in the Battle of Salamis and the defeat of the Persian army in the Battle of Plataea, are no more.
The Greeks of history have become a people of legend. Not even the Romans were able to conquer Persia, but little more than a handful of Greeks stopped the attempted Persian conquest of Greece.
But the Greeks, despite their glorious history, could not stop their conquest by the EU and a handful of German and Dutch banks. If the Greece of history still existed, the EU and the private banks would be cowering in fear, because the EU and the private banks have ruthlessly exploited the Greek people and represent the same threat to Greek sovereignty as Persia did.


A short film by Neel Kolhatkar