The following video was published by TheDollarVigilante on Oct 31, 2014 Jeff Berwick is interviewed by Angel Clark for the Angel Clark Show in his own Acapulco studio! Topics include: Expatriation, relocating to Acapulco, relative freedoms between US and Mexico, the lifestyle in Acapulco, the upcoming Anarchapulco event, Anarchapulco just keeps getting bigger!
Over the last 2 days, more than two dozen Russian military aircraft, in four groups, were tracked and intercepted conducting aerial maneuvers around Europe, according to NATO. As The Wall Street Journal reports, this activity is on a scale seldom seen since the end of the Cold War, prompting NATO jets to scramble in another sign of how raw East-West relations have grown. “There is a troubling trend… of sabre rattling” warned The White House, noting that NATO has intercepted over 100 incursions by Russia year-to-date to which the US Army chief of staff ominously warned, this is “Russian aggression,” and “we have to reassure our allies.” A photo released Wednesday by the Norwegian Air Force shows what it said was a Norwegian F-16AM Fighting Falcon, left, accompanying a Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS at an undisclosed location
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/31/2014.
If you think anything is going to change for the better after Republicans take control of the Senate, you might have come down with a severe case of stupidity. Just like the Democrats before them, the new crop will answer to the same Wall Street masters. From Bloomberg: Most of America isn’t interested in next week’s elections. Wall Street is an exception. The $169 million from donors in the securities and investment industry is the most they’ve ever contributed in a midterm election, according to Center for Responsive Politics data. That makes them the most generous group for the first time in decades, with about two-thirds of the money going to Republicans in what the Washington-based nonprofit projects will be the country’s most expensive non-presidential election. The industry’s biggest donor was Paul Singer’s hedge fund Elliott Management, with $12.1 million. Among top givers were employees from Ken Griffin’s Citadel LLC, Soros Fund Management LLC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Wall Street’s lead over retirees, lawyers and other groups grows wider when commercial banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. are added.
This is a serious warning: An early build-up of snow in the northern hemisphere suggests that governmental units, charities and families should be prepared for the possibility of extended periods of colder and/or snowier weather relative to average this winter. This would especially be a factor in the mid-South where they are not used to getting much snow in the winter. Budgets are going to be busted with snow removal. Many families will struggle with increased heating bills. We continue to have a huge build-up of snow in the northern areas of the Northern Hemisphere. From Canada across Siberia to northern Europe, snow has come significantly earlier than average. There is a strong correlation between early snow cover in eastern Asia and cold/snowy winters in the eastern U. S. Air that sits over all that snow is going to be cold and getting colder as the sun continues to retreat to the south until we reach the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. In Great Brittan heavy and persistent snow, freezing gales and sub-zero temperatures threaten to grind the country to a standstill for up to FIVE MONTHS, horrified long-range weather forecasters have warned. The impending bout of extreme weather will come as a shock and forecasters have warned Britons should not to be lulled into a false sense of security by the recent mild conditions. January is currently showing signs of temperatures hitting ‘record-breaking’ lows meaning parts of the country could see the mercury plunge to -27C (-17F). The greatest human disaster of the last thousand years is upon us and governments are asleep at the helm. A train is barreling down the tracks headed right for the peoples of earth yet there are those who lie and say the train is moving away. As they cry about the heat, it is getting colder at a dangerous rate. The planet is losing heat even though things are heating up with volcanoes and earthquake activity. Global cooling is hard reality, it is no one’s fantasy. It is not a computer model that creates mental fabrications and estimates of reality without touching on reality itself. Global cooling means cold and lots of it. That means lots more energy to keep warm if you live outside the tropics.
Amid record unemployment, even recorder youth unemployment, and politicians willingly breaking EU treaties (with apparently no consequences), it appears – just as in the US – police brutality in France was the straw that broke ‘Le Camel’s back. As RT reports, another anti-police brutality protest turned violent in the French city of Rennes, with masked youths and police engaging in running street battles. The unrest follows the death of a young environmental activist earlier this week. Overnight Thursday, protesters in the northwestern city lobbed flairs at police and flipped over cars, some of which they set ablaze. Police responded by firing tear gas. We hear guillotines are still cheap on ebay.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/31/2014.
Reuters has published the result of what is being touted as the Ignorance Index. The one question as an example: ‘Guess how many U. S. girls aged 15-19 give birth each year. Go ahead, guess. If you calculated the number at 3 percent you’re correct; if you guessed 24 percent, you’re American.’ I rarely watch TV. If I do, it tends to be national news – never local news who seem to think a burning house is news or some guy shot his wife in a domestic dispute. I was at dinner and the TV was on. I could not believe the TV advertisements for the elections. They are all NEGATIVE calling the other a liar or misrepresenting the facts on everything. One said the candidate cut the number of police, made the streets more dangerous and then shows a picture of ISIS and then said she raise taxes. Then the very next advertisement flips and calls the other a liar for something or another. There was ZERO advertisement about anything other than vote for me because I lie less that the other liar. It seems that the Ignorant Index may be more tied to the bias and lack of integrity of the media. They focus on sensationalism to gain readership and in the process focus of one thing and create false images in the minds of the average person.
John Anderson, an American tourist from San Clemente, California, was driving down a poorly-maintained highway when he saw flashing lights in his rearview mirror. After a brief exchange with the local police officer, Anderson was shocked when the cop started searching his vehicle. Anderson had $25,180 in US dollar cash in the car, which by the way was not a crime according to the local laws. When the cop saw it, he told Anderson that we would take it and threatened him with arrest if he protested. Anderson couldn’t believe it. This is the sort of stuff you always hear about in these third world countries – corrupt cops and state robbery. Ultimately Anderson gave in; the cop let him go and did not charge him with a crime, but took every last penny in the vehicle. And for the last two years, Anderson has been trying to unsuccessfully fight it in the country’s Kangaroo court system. Clearly we should all avoid going to such dangerously corrupt third world countries. Except in this case, Anderson was in the United States of America. And he is far from being the only victim of this highway robbery known as Civil Asset Forfeiture.
Politicians are all the same no matter what country, color or religion. Once someone tastes power, it simply kills them to hand it back. In the little know West African country of Burkina Faso, protests were sparked by the government’s attempt to push a constitutional change through parliament to allow the 63-year-old President Blaise Compaore to seek reelection next year after holding office for 27 years. Large protests also erupted in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina’s second biggest town, and Ouahigouya, in the north. The protests turned violent on Thursday and the people stormed Parliament and set it on fire. President Blaise Compaore first tried to declare a state of Emergency and order the military to defend the government. However, the military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government would be put in place and did not slaughter the people so President Compaore could hold on to power.
The following post should serve as a serious red flag to all of you who currently mindlessly serve the state in some capacity. First off, here’s a little background on Ray MacGovern. His bio on Wikipedia starts off with: Raymond McGovern (born August 25, 1939) is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990, and in the 1980s chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President’s Daily Brief. He received theIntelligence Commendation Medal at his retirement, returning it in 2006 in protest at the CIA’s involvement in torture. So here we have a decorated, lifetime government employee who served the U. S. power structure in a greater capacity than 99.9% of all those flag waving, ‘thank you for your service’ phonies out there. Over time, Mr. McGovern recognized the evils of American empire and he became an activist. Ever since then, he has been harassed, abused and placed on watch-lists by the country he so diligently served. Earlier this month, I highlighted a separate encounter McGovern had with thuggish police-state goons in the post: A Tale from Post-Constitutional America – This is What Happens if You Turn Your Back on Hilary Clinton. In it, I noted:
If yesterday’s Citi debacle was a buying opportunity (which it is according to the pre-market), then news that Ally Financial (formerly GMAC) is under regulatory and DoJ investigation must be great news: *ALLY CITES REQUEST FROM SEC ON SUBPRIME AUTO FINANCE PROBE & MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES *ALLY SAYS REQUESTS INCLUDE SUBPOENAS FROM DOJ Of course, do not forget that GM itself recently admitted to the DoJ probing its subprime auto loan underwriting practices. But, but, but – isn’t this exactly what FHFA’s Mel Watt wants?
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/31/2014.
I was almost ready to dismiss the present ‘Ebola crisis’ as a hoax as so many others have. Just based upon the fact that the virus is not spreading within the United Stated as would be expected, there is a natural tendency to reasonably suspect that we are not looking at a strain of Ebola that has been weaponized. It would also be reasonable to assume that this bioweapon is not nearly as contagious as ‘traditional Ebola’ and this would explain the extremely low transmission rate. The obvious purpose of this bioweapon, under these conditions, would be to scare people into taking the Bill Gates funded vaccines. However, as this article will demonstrate, it might be a mistake to jump to the false flag conclusion at this point in time. This article is the first of a two part series which explores the differing possibilities connected to so-called presence of Ebola inside of the United States The Numbers Do Not Lie As the subtitle suggests, Ebola should be exploding exponentially through the United States, for a variety of reasons, and it is not. I have spent the past week considering the possibility that Ebola really is a false flag designed to ‘trick’ us into submitting to a national protocol relating to forcing every man, woman and child in the country into taking vaccines. On the surface, the case is strong that we are not dealing with traditional Ebola. The reasons for this line of reasoning are listed below. Last weekend, I used my SPSS statistics program to run the projected reproduction rate (Ro) of the Ebola virus in the United States. Based upon the late Thomas Duncan’s unrestricted movements, as USA’s ‘patient zero’, prior to succumbing to Ebola, my statistics program tells me that we should be seeing hundreds of cases in the U. S. by this point in time. Before Christmas, we should be seeing thousands, if not tens of thousands of cases. Yet, we are not. As far as we know, there is only one active case inside of the United States and that would be Dr. Spencer. This defies all logic if we are looking at Ebola as we understand the virus to be. If the United States had over 250 cases of Ebola, social media would make it virtually impossible for this administration to cover up every single case. The fact is, that Ebola is not spreading as expected.
When it comes to Ebola, the story that the government is telling us just keeps on changing. At first, government officials were claiming that it was very difficult to spread the Ebola virus. Some of them were even comparing it to HIV. We were given the impression that we had to have ‘direct contact’ with someone else’s body fluids in order to have any chance of catching the virus. But of course that is not true at all. Now authorities are admitting that Ebola is ‘aerostable’, that it can be ‘spread through droplets’, and that it can remain on surfaces for up to 50 days. That is far different information than we have been getting up until this point. So that means when they were so confidently declaring that they know exactly how Ebola spreads they were lying to us. On October 24th, a 33 page document was released by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and in that document it is admitted that Ebola is ‘aerostable’. WND was one of the first news outlets to report on this… The information was contained in a 33-page report released Oct. 24 by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Department of Defense’s Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. The agency report states ‘preliminary studies indicate that Ebola is aerostable in an enclosed controlled system in the dark and can survive for long periods in different liquid media and can also be recovered from plastic and glass surfaces at low temperatures for over 3 weeks.’ The report says the government is seeking technologies for the ‘rapid disinfection’ of Ebola, including an aerosol version of the virus. ‘The technology must prove effective against viral contamination either deposited as an aerosol or heavy contaminated combined with body fluids,’ reads the solicitation document. You can view the document for yourself right here. So is there any difference between ‘aerostable’ and ‘airborne’? That is a very good question. Meanwhile, the CDC has finally come out and publicly admitted that Ebola ‘is spread through droplets’. In other words, it can be spread by a cough or a sneeze.
The E.U. has had a rotten time trying to punch its weight on the international scene. Internal disagreements and treaty limitations mean it is little wonder that it is known as an economic giant but a political dwarf. With the U.S. increasingly urging the E.U. to share the burden of keeping world order, the Union is finding out that the main mischief-maker is not some stubborn member state but one of its own institutions – the European Court of Justice. The E.U.'s highest court has been busy unravelling the foreign agenda of the Union – by consistently overturning sanctions enacted by Brussels. In its most recent ruling on 16 October, the court struck down anti-terrorism sanctions imposed on the Tamil Tigers in 2006, citing that the council’s decision to place the group on a list of terrorist organisations had been based on "imputations derived from the press and the Internet".
France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday. Seven nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, an EDF spokeswoman said, without any impact on the plants’ safety or functioning. “There’s a judicial investigation under way, measures are being taken to know what these drones are and neutralise them,” Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told France Info radio on Thursday, without specifying the measures. The drone sightings may renew concerns about the safety of nuclear plants in France, the world’s most nuclear-reliant country with 58 reactors on 19 sites operated by EDF.
France's controversial warship deal with Russia is hitting the headlines again, with a cacophony of statements and denials after a Russian minister published a French invitation to the hand-over ceremony. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin on Wednesday (29 October) published a letter on his Twitter page by the French constructor of Mistral warships, supposedly inviting Russian authorities to the ceremony in St. Nazaire on 14 November. He tweeted that the Russian state-owned arms company Rosoboronexport was invited for the delivery of one ship and for next steps on construction of the second one in the contract. But a spokesperson of the constructor (DCNS) said a few hours later that the Mistral delivery has not yet been confirmed.
It would be the Wall Street equivalent of a parole violation: Just two years after avoiding prosecution for a variety of crimes, some of the world’s biggest banks are suspected of having broken their promises to behave. A mixture of new issues and lingering problems could violate earlier settlements that imposed new practices and fines on the banks but stopped short of criminal charges, according to lawyers briefed on the cases. Prosecutors are exploring whether to strengthen the earlier deals, the lawyers said, or scrap them altogether and force the banks to plead guilty to a crime. That effort, unfolding separately from a number of well-known investigations into Wall Street, has ensnared several giant banks and consulting firms that until now were thought to be in the clear.
The question of “recovery” really boils down to this: how much longer can the top 10% prop up the expansion? A flurry of recent media stories have addressed housing unaffordability, for example Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities. The topic of housing unaffordability crosses party lines: Housing Ownership Back to 1995 Levels (U. S. Census Bureau). Other stories reflect an enduring interest in the questions, what is a living wage?and what is a middle-class income? These questions express the anxiety that naturally arises from the sense that we’re sliding downhill in terms of our purchasing power–a reality that is confirmed by this chart:
The following video was published by X22Report on Oct 30, 2014 Initial jobless claims nears 40 year lows. More companies are laying off employees. GDP for the 3rd quarter jumped on government spending. FBI wants the ability to hack into any computer. Obama plans to bring Ebola infected people in the US. China sending millions of dollars and medical staff to West Africa to fight Ebola. Nigeria turns to Russia to help fight Boko Haram. Syria’s air-force hits the Islamic State better than the US led coalition. US State Department putting out warnings that Americans by be attacked in the middle east by al-Qaeda or the Islamic State. New false flag warning from Spain intelligence, the Islamic State will use Ebola to kill Americans. Be prepared for a false flag.