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Iceland President At Davos: ‘Why Do We Treat Banks Like Holy Churches? It’s Time To Stop The Bailouts And Let Them Go Bankrupt !’

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Does Germany’s GOLD NOT EXIST ? SECRETS of Gold Manipulation EXPOSED! Silver All Stars!

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BACKFIRE: Seattle Gun Buyback Turns Into Gun Show; Collectors Waved “Wads of Cash” At Those In Line!

  • BACKFIRE: Seattle Gun Buyback Turns Into Gun Show; Collectors Waved “Wads of Cash” At Those In Line! 
    by Mac Slavo, http://www.shtfplan.com/ 
    Leave it to enterprising Americans to always find a loophole in the midst of ever-expanding government regulation.

    While thousands of Seattle residents lined up for hours to trade their handguns, rifles and family heirlooms away in exchange for up to $200 in gift cards as part of the city’s latest gun buyback program, gun collectors who have seen prices for assault rifles and firearms accessories almost triple since November took advantage of a huge opportunity.

    Police stood in awe as gun enthusiasts and collectors waved wads of cash for the guns being held by those standing in line for the buyback program.

    Police officers in Seattle, Washington held their first gun buyback program in 20 years this weekend, underneath interstate 5,  and soon found that private gun collectors were working the large crowd as little makeshift gun shows began dotting the parking lot and sidewalks.

    Some even had “cash for guns” signs prominently displayed.
    People that had arrived to trade in their weapons for $100 or $200 BuyBack gift cards($100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons) soon realized that gun collectors were there and paying top dollar for collectible firearms. So, as the line for the chump cards got longer and longer people began to jump ship and head over to the dealers.


    John Diaz, Seattles Police Chief,  wasn’t pleased with the turn of events stating “I’d prefer they wouldn’t sell them,” but admitted it’s perfectly legal for private individuals to buy and sell guns, FOR NOW. Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference the private transactions are a loophole that needs to be closed. “There’s no background checks, and some (guns) could be exchanged on the streets that shouldn’t be in circulation.”

    But Schuyler Taylor, a previous gun retailer attending the event in hopes of buying weapons, asked
    Why not offer them cash versus a gift card? I’m still taking the guns off the streets; they’re just going in my safe.

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Gun stores are struggling to keep up with demand as shelves begin to empty, with owners labeling Barack Obama the best gun salesman they ever had.

Gun stores are struggling to keep up with demand as shelves begin to empty, with owners labeling Barack Obama the best gun salesman they ever had.

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Harley Schlanger: We’ve Lost Our Sovereignty To City of London Banks!

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‘Vaccine Court’ Awards Millions to Two Autistic Children Damaged by Vaccines!

http://vaccinetruth.com/

  • ‘Vaccine court’ awards millions to two autistic children damaged by vaccines! 
    by Jonathan Benson, http://www.naturalnews.com/
    (NaturalNews) Quietly and without much fanfare, the federal Vaccine Injury  Compensation Program (VICP), or more accurately the  congressionally-sanctioned kangaroo court whose sole purpose is to shield the  vaccine industry from liability for vaccine injuries, has essentially admitted  that vaccines cause autism. As reported by the Huffington Post, two more  children who developed autism following routine vaccinations have been awarded  millions of dollars to help pay for the lifetime of specialized care they will  need to address their injuries.

    The first case involves a 10-year-old boy  named Ryan from California who quickly regressed into an autism spectrum  disorder (ASD) following routine vaccinations he received between 2003 and 2005,  and specifically the combination measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.  Prior to getting vaccinated, Ryan was a perfectly healthy young boy who was  actually quite advanced for his age, according to reports. But after getting the  MMR vaccine on December 19, 2003, he rather quickly developed an encephalopathy,  or serious inflammation, in his brain.

    Ryan’s family and friends  testified before the kangaroo court that the cumulative effect of the boy’s  receiving multiple vaccines from 2003-2005 caused him to suffer  “neuroimmunologically mediated dysfunctions in the form of asthma and ASD,” a  claim that the federal government eventually admitted to be true several years  later. Ryan’s family eventually received compensation for his “Vaccine Table  Injury,” but pertinent details about the case have been sealed, including  particulars about whether or not the Department of Health and Human  Services (HHS) agreed with the court’s decision.

    You can read further  details about Ryan’s case here:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/post2468343_b_2468343.html 

    Similarly,  a young girl named Emily developed a seizure disorder and a form of ASD known as  pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specific (PDD-NOS) following  vaccination with DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), as well as MMR, HiB  (haemophilus influenzae type B), and Prevnar (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine),  at 15 months old. According to Emily’s court filing, the young girl developed a  fever of 105.7 degrees Fahrenheit following the vaccines, which developed into  seizures, shaking episodes, and a measles-type rash.

    Initially, the  government attempted to deny that Emily’s injuries were caused by vaccines.  The defendants even tried to deny that Emily was even sick in the first place.  But it was eventually determined that young Emily had indeed developed an ASD,  and the government agreed to settle the case by awarding Emily’s family for her  vaccine-induced injuries. In Emily’s case, the government never came right out  and admitted that vaccines were the cause of her injuries, but its actions in  dropping its defense prove that there is no other logical  explanation.
    Emily’s case is spelled out further here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/post2468343_b_2468343.html 

    Courts have quietly admitted in the past that vaccines cause autism, brain  damage

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British Troops Face Fresh Charges of Iraq War Torture and Killings!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/sep/02/tony-blair-iraq-war-desmond-tutu

  • British troops face fresh charges of Iraq war torture and killings! 
    by The Observer, via http://www.guardian.co.uk/ 
    Allegations to be unveiled in high court of ‘systemic’ policy of abuse from 2003 to 2008

    Britain will  face fresh charges of breaching international law over the alleged torture and killing of prisoners during the war in Iraq, which began almost exactly 10 years ago. The allegations will be unveiled in the high court, when Britain will stand accused of a “systemic” policy of abuse committed over five years, from 2003 to 2008.

    At a hearing scheduled over three days from 29 January, lawyers for 180 Iraqis who claim they are victims of abuse, or that their family members were unlawfully killed, will place a file of statements before two judges presiding over the court in London accusing British soldiers and intelligence officers of unlawful interrogation practices. These include hooding and the use of “stress positions”, sexual abuse, beating and religious abuse of illegally detained prisoners. In some cases, the testimonies allege, the torture led to the death of the prisoner.

    The statements were compiled during meetings with victims and relatives, mostly in Lebanon, by human rights lawyer Phil Shiner of the Public Interest Lawyers group, based in Birmingham.

    The court will rule on whether the abuses were isolated incidents of which commanders, senior ministry officials and politicians were unaware, as the government insists, or “systemic” and authorised as policy. The MoD contends that any general problems of detention and interrogation were dealt with by an inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, an innocent hotel worker killed while in British custody in Basra in 2003, and continuing internal investigations by its own Iraq Historic Allegations Team.

    But the author of a book on the killing of Baha Mousa, Andrew Williams – a law professor at the University of Warwick – says: “What happened to Baha Mousa, and how the army and the government responded to his death is emblematic of a whole system in operation … a callous culture that … permeated far up the command chain, both military and government”.

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/when-war-criminals-are-rewarded-for-killing-people-tony-blair-awarded-the-liberty-medal/19993

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Currency Wars Heating Up As Taiwan, Korea And China Fire Warning Shots!

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  • Currency Wars Heating Up As Taiwan, Korea And China Fire Warning Shots! 
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ 
    While the overnight session has been relatively quiet, the overarching theme has been a simple one: currency warfare, as more of the world wakes up to what the BOJ is doing and doesn’t like it. The latest entrants in global warfare: Taiwan, whose central bank overnight said it would step in the FX market if needed, then Thailand, whose currency was weakened on market adjustment according to Prasarn, and of course South Korea, where the BOK said that global currency war spreads protectionism. Last but not least was China which brought out the big guns after the PBOC deputy governor Yi Gang “warned on currency wars.” To wit: “Quantitative easing for developed economies is generating some uncertainties in financial markets in terms of capital flows,” Yi, who is also head of China’s foreign-exchange regulator, told reporters. “Competitive devaluation is one aspect of it. If everyone is doing super QE, which currency will depreciate?” “A currency war, a series of tit-for-tat competitive devaluations, would trigger trade protection measures that would damage global trade and therefore growth globally,” said Louis Kuijs, chief China economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Plc in Hong Kong, who previously worked for the World Bank. “That would not be good for any country with a stake in the global economy.” Which brings us to the fundamental question – if everyone eases, has anyone eased? And is there such a thing as a free lunch when central banks simply finance global deficits while eating their soaring stock market cake too? The answer, of course, is no, but we will cross that bridge soon enough.

    European news overnight was as usual bad. As SocGen reports, Euro area M3 growth slowed sharply in December, with M3 deposits declining by €42bn on the month. This almost certainly reflects a reversal of the flows seen in October when national subscriptions to the paid-in capital of the ESM temporarily boosted overnight deposits. As this capital progressively get re-invested, overnight deposits fell back by €32bn in December. This is an effect that we were expecting to a certain extent, although the timing of the flows was difficult to gauge. As a result annual euro area M3 growth fell back to 3.3% y/y, down from 3.8% in November. Lending growth however remains very muted with loans for house purchase growing by a measly €3bn on the month (up 1.3% y/y) while lending to non-financial corporations dropped by €51bn. That’s the biggest ever one month net repayment of M3 lending and takes the annual growth in lending to non-financial corporations down to -2.3%. 

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UK Wades into Mali War Swamp as Cameron Pledges Troops & Supplies!

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Israeli Bulldozers to Destroy More Palestinian Homes!

“Shalom (Ex ShinBet chief) shocked viewers. He called Israeli occupation no different from Nazi occupied Europe.” – Quote

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

“ … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards

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Keiser Report: Kamikaze Currency Killers (E399)! Global Currency War, Hyperinflation, Gold …

  • Published on Jan 29, 2013
    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Japan where the latest source of monetary inspiration is Korekiyo Takahasi, described by Ben Bernanke as the man who “brilliantly rescued” his country from the Great Depression of the 1930’s, while neglecting to mention that Takahasi was then assassinated by the army, who were angered by cuts to their wages. They also discuss the biggest Aso in Japan, finance minister Taro Aso, suggesting old people just ‘hurry up and die’ in order to save money for government.  In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to former MI5 agent turned whistleblower, Annie Machon, about the global crackdown on the internet and the activists who live there.

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France ‘Totally Bankrupt’, Says Labour Minister Michel Sapin! Country in a State of Shock !

Michael Sapin is correct !

Michel Sapin is correct !

  • France ‘totally bankrupt’, says labour minister Michel Sapin! 
    by , http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ 
    France’s labour minister sent the country into a state of shock on Monday after he described the nation as “totally bankrupt”.

    Michel Sapin made the gaffe in a radio interview, which left French President Francois Hollande battling to undo the potential reputational damage.

    “There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state,” Mr Sapin said. “That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away from that objective.”

    The comments came as President Hollande attempts to improve the image of the French economy after pledging to reduce the country’s deficit by cutting spending by €60bn (£51.5bn) over the next five years and increasing taxes by €20bn.

    Data from Banque de France showed earlier this month that a flight of capital has already left the country amid concerns that France’s Socialist leader intends to soak the rich and businesses. The actor Gérard Depardieu has renounced his French citizenship and decamped to Russia in protest, while David Cameron said Britain will “roll out the red carpet” to attract wealthy individuals.

    Pierre Moscovici, the finance minister, said the comments by Mr Sapin were “inappropriate”.

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Bankrupt Eurozone!

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Preparations for Martial Law? Machine Gun Fire from Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami Florida! Army Drill Scares Residents on Houston’s South Side!

  • Army drill scares residents on Houston’s south side! 
    by Jessica Willey, http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/index 
    HOUSTON (KTRK) — The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire created a lot of concern Monday afternoon in one Houston neighborhood.   

    We received a lot of phones calls, Tweets and Facebook posts from worried neighbors, wondering what was going on.

    SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appeared there was a massive SWAT scene happening. With military helicopters flying above her southeast Houston neighborhood, Frances Jerrals didn’t know what to think.

    “When you see this, you think the worst. When you hear this, you think the worst,” Jerrals said. And so, she passed along her concern. “She told me ‘don’t come home it sounds like we’re in a war zone. Guns, shooting, helicopters flying around the house,'” Isaac Robertson Jr. said.

    The U.S. Army along with other agencies took over the old Carnegie Vanguard High School near Scott and Airport.  There were armed men in fatigues, plenty of weapons and what many thought were real live rounds.
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    “I felt like I was in a warzone.” Jerrals said. “It was nonstop. I was terrified.” Turns out, it was a multi-agency training drill that Jerrals wished would have come with warning.  “They could have done a better job in notifying the neighborhood,” Jerrals said.

    The Army did not give any details of what the training is for. Some people we spoke to needed no explanation. “If it’s to protect our kids, I’m all for it,” neighbor Glenn DeWitt said.
  • Don’t mind the helicopters, it’s just practice, Miami-Dade police say! 
    by Diana Moskovitz, dmoskovitz@MiamiHerald.com 
    If you see military helicopters buzzing through your neighborhood sometime soon, don’t freak out. It’s probably a military training exercise.

    Miami-Dade police sent out a warning Monday that multiple police agencies would be providing support for a joint military training exercise somewhere over Miami and elsewhere in the county. The exercise will include the use of military helicopters. When and where will this happen? Police didn’t say.      
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    The police statement said the training locations and times “were carefully selected to minimize negatively impacting the citizens of the City of Miami/Miami-Dade County and their daily routines.” But it also acknowledged that there would be some impact on residents.

    “This is routine training conducted by military personnel designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployments, and meet mandatory training certification requirement,” the police statement said.

    This isn’t the first time such training has been done in Miami. In April 2011, military helicopters buzzed through Brickell, leading to sleepless nights for some people and a lot of griping on social media about it.

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Professor Noam Chomsky: US, a Top Terrorist State!

  • US, a leading terrorist state in world: Chomsky! 
    by http://www.presstv.ir/ 

    American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States will be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied, Press TV reports.

    “I took the official definitions of terrorism, which were very good, I took the definition that is given in US and British law, which is a fine definition but has a flaw; If you apply it, it turns out the United States is one of the leading terrorist states in the world,” Chomsky told Press TV in an interview on Tuesday.

    The academic added that he had predicted the ongoing so-called war on terror by the US when Ronald Reagan was president in the 1980s.

    “I’ve been writing about terrorism since 1981, since Ronald Reagan came into office and declared that a war on terror would be the centerpiece of the American policy,” Chomsky stated.He called into question the legality of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, saying, “The US and Britain tried to provide a kind of a thin legal cover for the invasion. The legal cover was, as you know, that Saddam had not ended his programs of weapons of mass destruction.”

    US-led forces attacked Iraq in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein on the pretext of possessing weapons of mass destruction. But no WMD was ever discovered in Iraq.

    At the peak of the US-led military operation in Iraq, there were 170,000 US troops and more than 500 bases in Iraq. More than one million Iraqis were killed as the result of the US-led invasion and subsequent occupation of the country.
Daniel 7:7 - " ... behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns."

Daniel 7:7 – ” … behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.”

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Cross Border Yuan Loans – “Before it(Yuan) Becomes a Global RESERVE Currency”!

  • Chinese News Article: Crossborder Yuan Loans – “Before it becomes a Global RESERVE Currency.”! 
    by http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/ 
    It is the first time I am seeing the words from China that comes right out and says what the plans for the Yuan is.

    The first batch of cross-border yuan loans agreements were signed on Monday after the central government approved the Qianhai area in Shenzhen to test a freer yuan before it becomes a global reserve currency.

    As the loans come from HongKong, the move is a test of further capital accounts opening by allowing offshore funds to be transferred to the mainland.

    Previously, offshore yuan could flow back to the mainland only through yuan-denominated trade and renminbi qualified foreign institutional investors. He added that the yuan is marching gradually and steadily toward becoming a global currency,and he expects more breakthroughs on that front this year.

    They have never said “Global Reserve Currency” before.  They have said “Convertible currency” and other words.

    China has actually imported more gold and silver than they admit to.  They imported an estimated 1000 tons of gold over the last few years but experts believe it was much more than that.   They have also been importing silver in major quantities that are not being revealed.  I read a story the other day about someone in China trying to buy silver and gold bullion but the place was nuts with crowds all trying to buy the gold and silver the dealer had just gotten.

    Kingworld News has an article about China being a gold backed currency.

    Jim Willie did an interview last week and he mentioned that China was going to take it slow and not be totally overt in becoming the Global currency because they don’t want the U.S. to start a war for some made up reason against china.
    Mining.com has the rumor China plans on importing 5000 to 6000 tons of gold this year (article from 2012).

    unconfirmed speculation” that China – the world’s number one producer and second-placed consumer (at the moment) – is gearing up to buy up to at least 5,000 to 6,000 tonnes starting before the end of the year.

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China Just Threatened a Currency War if the FedRes Doesn’t Stop Printing!

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  • China Just Threatened a Currency War if the Fed Doesn’t Stop Printing! 
    by Phoenix Capital Research, via http://www.zerohedge.com/ 
    The tension between Central Banks that we noted yesterday continues to worsen. This time it was China and the EU, not just Germany, that fired warning shots at the US Fed.

    A senior Chinese official said on Friday that the United States should cut back on printing money to stimulate its economy if the world is to have confidence in the dollar.

    Asked whether he was worried about the dollar, the chairman of China’s sovereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation, Jin Liqun, told the World Economic Forum in Davos: “I am a little bit worried.”


    There will be no winners in currency wars. But it is important for a central bank that the money goes to the right place,” Li said.

    Speaking at the same session, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici voiced concern that the euro was becoming overvalued as a result of quantitative easing and other stimulus actions taken by other nations’ central banks.

    “Certainly, the level of the euro is high and creates some problem,” he said, attributing the single currency’s recent gains partly to the return of confidence created by the European Central Bank and euro zone governments in starting to overcome Europe’s debt crisis.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/25/us-davos-currencies-idUSBRE90O10620130125 

    So first Germany begins pulling its Gold reserves from the US, and now China and the EU are saying publicly that the Fed’s policies are damaging confidence in the US Dollar.

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