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US Warship Sails Near South China Sea Island Claimed by China Stoking Tension

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  • US Warship Sails Near South China Sea Island Claimed by China
    by , http://www.foxnews.com/ , 30 Jan 2016
    A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles or within the territorial waters of an island claimed by China in the South China Sea, in a sign of increasing tension in the region days after Secretary of State John Kerry visited Beijing attempting to settle long standing territorial disputes. Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims to the island as well.

    The guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) conducted a freedom of navigation operation Saturday near Triton Island, part of the Paracel Island chain in the South China Sea, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to Fox News. There were no Chinese warships in the area at the time and the transit was characterized as “innocent.”

    “This operation was about challenging excessive maritime claims that restrict the rights and freedoms of the United States and others, not about territorial claims to land features,” said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. 

    Davis said none of the three claimants to the island were notified before the US Navy warship transited the area as part of a “normal process” supported by international law. Davis refused to single out China specifically. 

    Tension in the region has been building for months.

    In October, another US Navy destroyer, USS Lassen, conducted a patrol within 12 nautical miles of another Chinese island, a disputed man-made island in the South China Sea part of the Spratly chain of islands, drawing a strong rebuke from China.

    In November US Air Force B-52 bombers flew near other contested Chinese islands. The following month, the U.S. military deployed a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance plane to Singapore. 

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  • US warship conducts operation near China-claimed island
    by http://www.presstv.ir/  
    The United States has sent a destroyer sailing near an island claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, in a move that could highten Washington-Beijing tensions.

    The Saturday operation saw USS Curtis Wilbur guided-missile destroyer sailing within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, which is part of Paracel Islands, Reuters reported.

    “This operation challenged attempts by the three claimants – China, Taiwan, and Vietnam – to restrict navigation rights and freedoms,” said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis.

    Regional countries such as Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei, all have overlapping claims with China over disputed territories in the South China Sea, including the Paracel Islands, Spratly Islands, Pratas Islands and Scarborough Shoal.

    China and Vietnam fought a brief but bloody war over Paracel Islands in 1974 and some of the disputes have been taken to the United Nations.

    The US has time and again risked heightening tensions with China through military presence in the South China Sea, questioning Beijing’s insistence on sovereignty over the disputed waters.

    China has, in response, accused Washington of meddling in the regional issues and deliberately escalating the situation in the waters. In October 2015, another US Navy destroyer, USS Lassen, conducted a patrol within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese island, drawing a strong rebuke from China. US Air Force B-52 bombers flew near other Chinese islands in the disputed waters last November. 

    Washington is, meanwhile, working to offset Beijing’s influence in the Asia-Pacific region by pressing to sign Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a colossal trade deal furthering its economic cooperation with 11 other countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, including Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, and Australia.

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‘West Can’t Live Without Enemies’: Swedish General Warns of ‘Upcoming War’

  • Published on Jan 29, 2016
    In a few years Sweden may be engaged in a war with a “qualified opponent” after two centuries of peace, a senior Swedish commander has told soldiers in an internal brochure. READ MORE:
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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/26/swedens-army-chief-warns-the-country-will-be-at-war/

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ leading to Albert Pike’s Satanic WW 3. Click on image for article.

http://deanhenderson.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/the-illuminati-depopulation-agenda/

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Top Expert, Professor Francis A. Boyle: Zika is Biowarfare!

  • Published on Jan 29, 2016
    International law professor Francis A. Boyle breaks down the federal government’s involvement in biowarfare and terrorism. Also be sure to read the book “Biowarfare and Terrorism” where Boyle exposes how and why the US initiated, sustained and then dramatically expanded an illegal biological arms buildup. 


    http://www.amazon.com/Biowarfare-Terr…
http://www.infowars.com/bio-weapons-expert-ebola-outbreak-is-a-bio-weapon-release/

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All Trump All the Time, Bad Economy Sold as Good, Lucifer is In Style-NOT

  • All Trump All the Time, Bad Economy Sold as Good, Lucifer is In Style-NOT
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 224 1.29.16) 
    Trump talks, he makes news. Trump doesn’t talk, he makes news. Trump tweets, he makes news. Trump offends, he makes news. Trump makes sense, he makes news. You may think what is going on with Donald Trump is all about Trump, it is really about the changing landscape of media and the old mainstream media (MSM) losing its relevance. Look at what just happened with Trump and this debate fiasco with FOX. FOX thinks it’s still running the media show, and Trump is showing them they are not. When you hear about Trump tweeting, switch out the word ‘tweet’ with ‘broadcast’ and there you have it. Trump, via the new media such as Facebook and Twitter, doesn’t need a network of TV stations or a cable outlet. The mainstream media is so freaked out they cover each and every tweet of Trump’s so as to not miss out and retain some relevance. No front-runner would have ever turned down a TV appearance until now. Why did he turn it down–he doesn’t need it. The MSM needs him. Times are changing, and the MSM is losing its grip in media and thus its relevance. Of that there is no doubt.


    The USA Today finally stopped saying we are in a recovery. You know why? Because we are not in a recovery, at least not for Main Street, but that doesn’t stop them from pushing what I think is a false narrative. For example, this week in the money section, they come out with a title that says “3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Worry About the Stock Market in 2016.” Never mind the stock market has plunged and is off to the worst start—ever. Never mind there is a Plunge Protection Team. Never mind there have been banks convicted of massive hundreds of trillions of dollars of fraud with commodities, interest rates and currencies. This article basically says buy good stocks and don’t worry and “don’t care.” I say “Run Forrest Run.” And so does David Stockman, who is a best-selling author and a former White House Budget Director. He will be on Sunday for the “Early Release.”

    The standoff in Oregon is winding down, but not before one of the protesters was shot dead by the FBI. Details are sketchy, and the Feds are not saying why one protester was shot at a road block. At its core, this is about the question: who owns public land? Is it “We the People” or the federal government that can use the land as it wants, even if it hands out goodies to their donors and cronies. This is not the last time you will hear about this issue.

    FOX is giving Lucifer a makeover. What??? The Devil is evil, yet, with FOX, and this new series, not so much. The Devil is a liar and a deceiver and everything he touches turns to rust or manure. Shame on FOX. For as the Bible says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Numerology: FOX = '666'. I love '666'?

Numerology: FOX = ‘666’. I love ‘666’?

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UN Chief: Palestinians Frustrated Under 50-Year Occupation

  • Published on Jan 27, 2016
    The UN Secretary-General slams Israel’s new plans for constructing settlements in the occupied West Bank. Ban Ki-moon once again called on Israel to halt the construction. He said quote – progress towards peace requires a freeze of Israel’s construction of settler units. The UN chief spoke after Israel approved plans to build 153 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank. Ban described the move as a provocative act. Ban also said that it’s natural for Palestinians to resist against Israel because they are frustrated after half a century of occupation. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the UN chief’s comment, accusing him of – quote – encouraging terror. All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

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

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/tales-from-gaza-what-is-life-really-like-in-the-worlds-largest-outdoor-prison-8567611.html

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3595097,00.html

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

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

  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/professor-noam-chomsky-jew-my-visit-to-gaza-the-worlds-largest-open-air-prison/

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http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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ISIS-ISIL ‘Wants Its Own Navy for Attacks on Cruise Ships in the Mediterranean’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/12128328/Isil-wants-its-own-navy-for-attacks-in-the-Mediterranean.html

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New patch for US troops looks like ISIS logo.

New patch for US troops looks like ISIS logo.

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The Disturbing Reasons Why The Bank Of Japan Stunned Everyone With Negative Rates

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  • The Disturbing Reasons Why The Bank Of Japan Stunned Everyone With Negative Rates
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com 
    As we noted earlier, in a paradoxical U-turn, one which caught everyone by surprise as a result of Kuroda’s own promise just one week ago not to engage in NIRP… 

    … and two months after the ECB’s December 3 disappointing announcement led to a historic surge in the EUR, today countless macro hedge funds have been left reeling with huge losses once again, as many had recently turned bullish on the Yen… 

    … only to be eviscerated by the BOJ’s negative rates announcement. So what happened? Reuters has an amusing take, one which we doubt many macro HFs will find quite entertaining:

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda used classic shock tactics on Friday to push through his latest unconventional monetary policy of negative rates: deny, then strike

    The paradox, of course, is that by “striking”, Kuroda slammed precisely those who were meant to benefit the most from the BOJ’s action: financial institutions. To be sure, it is not just hedge funds who will be left reeling but Japanese banks themselves, because as a result of negative rates, their NIM will go horizontal and lead to even more pronounced losses, something European banks – such as Deutsche Bank – have discovered the hard way over the past year and a half.

    There are other problems with the BOJ’s seemingly chaotic, if not panicked, decision: as Reuters adds, “a razor-thin 5-4 vote underscores the difficulty Kuroda had in winning enough board backing for his shock tactic, and illustrates the doubts among board members about the governor’s line that by sticking to a 2 percent inflation goal the BOJ can make people believe prices will rise.”

    In a note released this morning, Goldman itself warns that it has “concerns” about Kuroda’s act, the key one being that while it crushed many market participants, the BOJ’s action will have no benefit for the actual economy (and in fact it will end up hurting banks whose NIMs are about to pancake):

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9 Jan 1988 cover, The Economist: Get Ready for a World Currency by 2018! The Rise of the Phoenix world currency from the ashes of national fiat currencies ie. destruction of fiat currencies via hyperinflation. "Phoenix" is of course an occult metaphor. Out of the destruction, the ashes of the old world order, the Luciferian New World Order will rise like a Phoenix!

9 Jan 1988 cover, The Economist: Get Ready for a World Currency by 2018! The Rise of the Phoenix world currency from the ashes of national fiat currencies ie. destruction of fiat currencies via hyperinflation. “Phoenix” is of course an occult metaphor. Out of the destruction, the ashes of the old world order, the Luciferian New World Order will rise like a Phoenix!

http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/Article/A_Global_Central_Bank_Global_Currency_World_Government.html

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Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland To Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3422775/Swiss-government-proposes-paying-1-700-month-work-not-bid-end-poverty-insists-people-want-job.html#ixzz3yeIQHSc1

WooHoo! Show me the money! Click on image for article.

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  • Do you smell a Global Currency Crisis? Helicopter money and NIRP means the death of fiat currency ie. hyperinflation! Got physical gold yet?
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland To Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com  
    With Citi’s chief economist proclaiming “only helicopter money can save the world now,” and theBank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia’s largest investment bank’s forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months awaywas too conservative. While The Finns consider a “basic monthly income” for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.

    The plan, as The Daily Mail reports, proposed by a group of intellectuals, could make the country the first in the world to pay all of its citizens a monthly basic income regardless if they work or not.  But the initiative has not gained much traction among politicians from left and right despite the fact that a referendum on it was approved by the federal government for the ballot box on June 5.

    Under the proposed initiative, each adult would receive $2,500 per months, and each child would also receive 625 francs ($750) a month.

    The federal government estimates the cost of the proposal at 208 billion francs ($215 billion) a year.

    Around 153 billion francs ($155 bn) would have to be levied from taxes, while 55 billion francs ($60 bn) would be transferred from social insurance and social assistance spending.

    That is 30% of GDP!!!

    The action committee pushing the initiative consists of artists, writers and intellectuals, including publicist Daniel Straub, former federal government spokesman Oswald Sigg and Zurich rapper Franziska Schläpfer (known as “Big Zis”), the SDA news agency reported. Personalities supporting the bid include writers Adolf Muschg and Ruth Schweikert, philosopher Hans Saner and communications expert Beatrice Tschanz. The group said a new survey showed that the majority of Swiss residents would continue working if the guaranteed income proposal was approved.

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We will all be trillionaires but can't afford breakfast !

We will all be trillionaires but can’t afford breakfast !

Feel free to wipe your ass with it.

Feel free to wipe your ass with it.

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Bill Holter: You’re Witnessing The Credit Structure Unwinding

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Breaking: Senator Warns Global Martial Law (Global War) On The Horizon!

  • Published on Jan 26, 2016
    Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | After we broke the story on the latest attempts by Senator Mitch McConnell to sneak in the Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIS anywhere on the planet, the word spread like wildfire. Like dominos falling, headlines for global martial law appeared on every Truth news site out there. First, I want to say THANK YOU for pushing that alert. It is only through informing the masses and sharing the truth will we have a chance at stopping this.
  • Published on Jan 22, 2016
    Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | The new Authorization for the use of military force against ISIS would not restrict the president’s use of ground troops, nor have any limits related to time or geography. This means if this vote passes the U.S. Military can be deployed ANYWHERE on the planet – Including on U.S. soil for any length of time.


    The new AUMF was slipped in by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who invoked Rule 14 during a historic blizzard weekend, surprising the Senate. McConnell has quietly set the stage for a debate under the guise of “fighting against ISIS.” 

    Sarah Mimms for Defense One noted that invoking “Rule 14” sets up the authorization for a future vote, but does not put it on the calendar, meaning a vote could come at any time. The resolution already has four Republican cosponsors: Sens. Lindsey Graham, Daniel Coats, Joni Ernst, and Orrin Hatch. 

    The AUMF put forward by McConnell would not restrict the president’s use of ground troops, nor have any limits related to time or geography. 

    REPEAT: The new Authorization for the use of military force would not restrict the president’s use of ground troops, nor have any limits related to time or geography. This means if this vote passes the U.S. Military can be deployed ANYWHERE – Including on U.S. soil for any length of time.

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http://journal-neo.org/2015/08/13/former-us-intelligence-chief-admits-obama-took-willful-decision-to-support-isis-rise/

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http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/u-s-pilots-obama-blocks-75-of-isis-strikes/

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http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-ordered-cia-to-train-isis-jihadists-declassified-documents

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An Unavoidable Banking System Collapse And The Winds Of War

WW3 is near?

WW3 is near?

  • An Unavoidable Banking System Collapse And The Winds Of War
    by Dave Kranzler, http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/  
    We are confronted by a geopolitical situation perhaps as dangerous as any we have faced since World War II: chaos and extremism in the Middle East, Russian aggression and expansion, and a weakened Europe threatened by horrendous unemployment, in no small measure caused by a failure to tackle structural reforms in many of the countries which form part of the European Union,” wrote Jacob Rothschild, a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild family, in an annual Strategic Report of RIT Capital Partners plc (RIT) – Dark Clouds Forming In Europe 

    Those are fighting words.  Throughout history the underlying cause has always been the constant:  an Empire in collapse.  On the surface the Empire appears to be the United Stats. But a lot of very bright people with whom I’ve been associated over the years would argue that the nexus of the Empire is the mysterious City of London.  To be sure, if the western Empire is interconnected by the bankers, the Rothschild family has its fingerprints all over the Fed, the Bank of England and the ECB – and the BIS.

    The above statement by Jacob Rothschild might seem irrelevant on its own.  But in the context of the fact hat U.S. Government has been the inflammatory source of the geopolitical tensions described above, Rothschild’s commentary should be examined in the context of the war powers that Congress is about to serve up on a silver platter to the occupant of the Oval Office.  Or, should I say, the powers that stand incognito behind the sock-puppet who masquerades as Commander-In-Chief.

    Today – January 26 –  the Senate will discuss a Joint Resolution slipped into the agenda – LINK, see the last entry – by Mitch McConnell which will give the President the ability to exercise war powers unilaterally without Congressional approval on pretty much anything considered Muslim.  Ron Paul has described McConnell’s proposal as “the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive Branch  in our history.”  LINK 

    Here’s the McConnell resolution:   (a) In General.–The President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force in order to defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, its associated forces, organizations, and persons, and any successor organizations.”

    This is how it compares to the resolution passed in 2001, which triggered the war on “terror:”   The resolution passed in 2001 only authorized force to be used concerning those involved in the eventsof September 11, 2001, but it has been wrongly used to justify all sorts of activity and force that it clearly has nothing to do with.  But this proposed S.J. Res. 29 has no limit.

    One minor correction.  This Resolution is limited by Section 5b of the War Powers Resolution passed in 1973 which requires that the President check in every 60 days with Congress once he’s initiated war activity on suspected “terrorists”.  Guess what?  If you have a beard and suntan, you are a suspected terrorist by the terms of the McConnell proposed legislation.

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Evidence Grows of US Connection in Transporting Would-Be Terrorists

  • Published on Jan 28, 2016
    A new report claims that the scale of US involvement in the cultivation and growth of would-be terrorist organizations around the world is much larger than first acknowledged. Michael Springmann, a former VISA Officer, tells RT that the CIA is responsible for moving Mujahedeen and other jihadi fighters throughout the world.
  • Keep in mind that the people in control at the top echelons of western governments, western Illuminist intelligence agencies: CIA, MI5/6, Mossad …. are Satanists.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/newsnight/1645527.stm

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http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=79634

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http://www.forbes.com/2001/09/14/0914whoisobl.html

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/155236.stm

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http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/binladen_cia.html

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/jul/08/july7.development

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/21384-u-s-defense-intel-chief-obama-gave-willful-aid-to-al-qaeda

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https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/isis-j30.html

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/19824-isis-the-best-terror-threat-u-s-tax-money-can-buy

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Brexit Vote Could Turn UK into a ‘Safe Haven’ Triggering EU Disintegration Say Barclays

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12127776/Brexit-would-trigger-disintegration-of-the-EU-not-the-UK-say-Barclays.html

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http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/2211991-10-countries-united-states-europe

Out of this coming Eurozone collapse, the snakes will launch their 10 Horn Beast endtimes empire! Click on image for article.

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/world-article.php?yyyy=2012&mm=06&dd=20&nav_id=80854

Out of this coming Eurozone collapse, the snakes will launch their 10 Horn Beast endtimes empire! Click on image for article.

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The Shipping News Says the World Economy Is Toast

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Source: Bloomberg

  • The Shipping News Says the World Economy Is Toast
    by , http://www.bloombergview.com/  
    In October 2008, as the repercussions of the financial crisis were starting to ripple through the global economy, I noticed a press release from Swedish truckmaker Volvo saying that its European order book had fallen by more than 99 percent between the third quarters of 2007 and 2008 — to just 155 from 41,970. That prompted me to study various other real-world activity measures ranging from shipping to air freight, and to conclude that “the news is all bad and getting worse, fast.” The same exercise today, I’m afraid to say, leads me to a similar conclusion about the growth outlook.

    Here’s a chart showing what’s happening to the cost of shipping containers from China’s ports, one for the country and one for Shanghai. Both indexes are compiled by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange and cover shipments to the rest of the world including Europe, the U.S. and Africa; the broader China index is down more than 40 percent from its peak in mid-2012: (top of post)

    The traditional global shipping measure is called the Baltic Dry Index. Shipping purists (who rival gold bugs in their dedication to minutiae) will tell you it mostly reflects how many vessels are afloat on the world’s oceans; a glut of shipbuilding means more boats available, which drives down the cost of shipping bulk raw materials such as iron ore, steel and coal. But given the fragile state of the global economy, it’s hard to shake the feeling that the index has been trying to tell us something important about global demand in recent years:
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Source: Bloomberg

  • There’s a similarly contractionary pattern in the available data on air freight. Here’s a chart showing tons of goods shipped per mile across U.S. skies since the start of the decade:

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Jim Rickards: The Case for Gold as the FedRes ‘Tightens into Recession’

  • Published on Jan 28, 2016
    Saudi Arabia says it’s ready to cooperate on pulling back crude output and George Soros made some bearish comments on China. Ameera David weighs in. Then, Ameera is joined by Jim Rickards – author of “The New Case for Gold” – to talk about the Fed. 


    After the break, Bianca Facchinei takes a look at Sweden’s plan to deport at least 80,000 refugees. Afterwards, Ameera and RT correspondent Lindsay France talk about police surveillance. And in The Big Deal, Ameera and Edward Harrison discuss the latest in Brazil.

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January 30, 2016 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jim Rickards: The Case for Gold as the FedRes ‘Tightens into Recession’