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Millions Brace for Massive US Snowstorm

  • Published on Jan 22, 2016
    Forecasters say Washington and neighboring cities including Baltimore could see up to 61 centimeters of snow. The National Weather Service has warned that the blizzard could be a threat to the lives of over 50 million people. A state of emergency has been declared in some states. In 19-22, a storm dumped over 70 centimeters of snow in Washington over three days and killed 100 people after a roof collapsed at a theater.
It appears the planet may be facing a mini ice age!

It appears the planet may be facing a mini ice age!

Cartoon-Update_on_Global_warming_research_ship_frozen_in_Arctic_Ice

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531159/Antarctic-crew-build-ice-helipad-help-rescuers.html

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Social Trends | , , , , , | Comments Off on Millions Brace for Massive US Snowstorm

Global Stocks Surge, Oil Soars As Hopes For Central Bank Stimulus Return

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  • Global Stocks Surge, Oil Soars As Hopes For Central Bank Stimulus Return
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com 
    In retrospect it appears Tom DeMark was spot on with his Wednesday prediction, made just as the Dow Jones was down some 500 points that that very day was “an interim low” to be followed by a 5-8% rebound (at which point the selling would resume). In fact, those trading Japanese stocks saw virtually the entire predicted rebound take place in just one day as the Nikkei soared by almost 6% overnight, or nearly 1000 points, the biggest jump in 4 months, while risk everywhere else around the globe has likewise exploded higher, as crude has stormed back over $31/barrel.

    In other words, overnight we have seen a tremendous relief rally from historically oversold conditions in which AAII bulls hit a 10 year low: largely as most predicted, despite (actually thanks to) even more negative global macro economic data.

    In case it is still unclear, Bloomberg lays it out: “The turnaround in sentiment came amid signs central banks may be prepared to act after $7.8 trillion was erased from the value of global equities this year on China’s slowdown and oil’s crash.

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Global Stocks Surge, Oil Soars As Hopes For Central Bank Stimulus Return

Hidden Financial Bombs Are Starting To Detonate

Financial collapse time bomb!

Financial collapse time bomb!

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  • Hidden Financial Bombs Are Starting To Detonate
    by Dave Kranzler, http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/  
    … The S&P 500/Dow have started to sell-off relentlessly since the beginning of the year.  This morning’s excuse was IBM and, once again, China.  I guess Obama’s “America is exceptional” speech infected the brains of more people than I thought.  The sell-off in the stock market surely can’t be attributable in any small way to the fact that the U.S. stock market never been more overvalued in its history.    Not only is it trading at record valuation levels, the “value” of the stock market is resting on a mountain of debt and derivatives in the U.S. financial system of unprecedented size and diminished credit quality.

    Debts have continued to build up over the last eight years and they have reached such levels in every part of the world that they have become a potent cause for mischief.
     – William White, form chief economist of the BIS – LINK 


    Unpayable debt and counter-party defaulted derivatives are the hidden financial bombs that are beginning to detonate both globally and in the United States.   Faux analysts like to point to the fact that consumer debt is lower now than in 2009.  However, the reason the amount of stated debt declined was a result lender write-offs – not consumers repaying any debt.   Now automobile and student loans are at all-time highs – over $1 trillion outstanding now in each.  Unlike mortgage debt, this debt is largely unsecured (cars are collateral that depreciate quickly in value).

    Well-known/regarded hedge fund titan Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates was in the news today warning that “if assets remain correlated, there’ll be a depression”  LINK 

    Who am I to question Ray, but he’s got it wrong.  The mistake embedded in his assertion is that economic activity is currently connected to the massive global financial bubble. Sorry Ray, but if you use unmanipulated data, the world is already in an economic depression. The price of oil, the baltic dry index, the Cass shipping and freight index (LINK a volume-based index down almost 20% since 2013), etc – measurements of actual economic activity – are reflecting a level of economic activity globally and in the United States that is suggestive of a deep recession on Main Street.

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hidden Financial Bombs Are Starting To Detonate

Many Chinese Cities Bracing for Record Low Temperatures. Cold Wave Sweeps Across China

http://english.cntv.cn/2016/01/19/VIDEwPvd7ynYJwTShCEvvmxB160119.shtml

See here also:http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/01/21/3742s913838.htm .Click on image for article.

Global_Warming_HOAX

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/18329-climate-alarmists-ridiculed-amid-record-cold-year-across-u-s

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http://www.principia-scientific.org/breaking-new-climate-data-rigging-scandal-rocks-us-government.html

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Many Chinese Cities Bracing for Record Low Temperatures. Cold Wave Sweeps Across China

John Williams: New Recession is Here Now

  • John Williams: New Recession is Here Now 
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
    Economist John Williams says a recession isn’t on the way–it’s already here. Williams explains, “There are a number of factors here that are showing recession. Number one is industrial production. You can’t ignore industrial production; it is usually used with retail sales in timing formal recessions. It turned down last December, and it generally has not looked up since. You’ve had three out of four quarters in the last year contracting. The numbers that came out for the fourth quarter showed year to year contractions that you never see outside of recessions. This is typical of a formal recession. You are also seeing recession if you look at the housing numbers. They have turned down quarter to quarter for the fourth quarter . . . with housing starts. If you look at the stock market and the S&P 500, the revenues that are being reported for companies . . . revenues for the S&P 500 are falling off quarter to quarter. You never see that outside of a recession. That is a broad measure of economic activity. . . .The Atlanta Fed . . . their GDP number for the fourth quarter has just dropped to .6%. . . . I think it will be negative in the second reporting. With all these factors coming together, I think you will have an early call on a new recession or at least it will be viewed as a new recession in the early part of this new year.”


    Williams says the main thrust of the Federal Reserve has been to prop up troubled banks that are still in trouble. Williams says, “There is very little the Fed can do now to help the economy. Actually, raising interest rates helps some because they can build a little more profit margin in their lending. . . .But if they run into trouble, if the banking system runs into trouble, they are going to do everything they have to do to keep the system from collapsing. They are going to be providing more liquidity and, if anything, they are going to be lowering interest rates. Along with that, you should see some reversal in the tremendous strength you have been seeing in the dollar. That will start to unwind all the craziness in markets like gold and silver and oil. . . . The reason why you have strength in the dollar is there is expectation here that interest rates are still going higher. The global economy, the global financial system is in enough trouble that the central banks, including in the United States, are going to go back into some sort of salvage operation, which will not mean higher rates in the United States. That will mean a reversal in the dollar’s strength. That is the primary prop behind the dollar, that and the expectation that the U.S. economy is booming along. I can tell you the economy is not booming along.”

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on John Williams: New Recession is Here Now

The Debate: Israel Keeps Demolishing Palestinian Houses

  • Published on Jan 21, 2016
    Israel says it wants peace with Palestinians. Yet, it seizes the very lands Palestine wants as part of its future, independent state. That is certainly an odd way to further peace. The latest massive seizure of fertile Palestinian lands have brought the expected flurry of condemnations from those very parties who allow Israel to do as it wishes. EU humanitarian structures have been demolished, as a slap in the face of allies who have loyally stood by Israel through its expanding occupation.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-government-tortures-children-by-keeping-them-in-cages-human-rights-group-says-9032826.html

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10135157/Israel-furious-at-UN-report-detailing-torture-of-Palestinian-children.html

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http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/.premium-1.671538

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.679129

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  • Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem!

    Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version)
    Nations Descended from Noah
    1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,[a] and Togarmah.
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.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/former-israeli-soldier-describes-how-idf-troops-do-not-view-palestinians-as-human-beings-9828056.html

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We are trained to not see Palestinians as humans – former IDF soldier!

http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.590048?trailingPath=2.169%2C2.216%2C2.217%2C

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/a-good-jew-hates-arabs-1.459832

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.530993

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

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  • Sir Gerald Kaufmann (UK Jewish MP):
    “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. “My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. ”

    “The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.”

  • He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants “was the reply of the Nazi” and added: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

‘Israel was born out of Jewish Terrorism! …. They are not simply war criminals. They are fools!’

  • … 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
  • “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
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/the_gatekeepers_in_new_film_ex#.UQf8XvB8aRA.email

Click on image to goto video interview of director Dror Moreh!

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

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

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

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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January 22, 2016 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Debate: Israel Keeps Demolishing Palestinian Houses

Lawsuit Filed to Remove ‘In God We Trust’ from US Currency

  • Published on Jan 21, 2016
    California attorney Michael Newdow leads 41 plaintiff in a federal lawsuit filed in Ohio recently. The 112-page lawsuit seeks to have the phrase, ‘In God We Trust,’ removed from all US currency, claiming the phrase violates the separation of church and state in the US. The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident 
http://www.naturalnews.com/052429_satanists_CNN_religious_freedom.html

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http://www.rt.com/usa/314775-arkansas-capitol-satanic-temple/#.Ve9h56hrA-o.twitter

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3175531/Satanic-Temple-unveils-goat-headed-bronze-monument-secret-venue-Detroit-despite-threats-protests-against-it.html

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http://rt.com/usa/188148-satanic-temple-materials-schools/

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/28/whos-godless-now-russia-says-its-us/

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Economics, EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , | Comments Off on Lawsuit Filed to Remove ‘In God We Trust’ from US Currency

George Soros: “Europe Is On The Verge Of Collapse”!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-alarm-insight-idUSKCN0UW107

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  • Mr Snake selling his spin, snake oil … on events, situations … he is partly responsible for causing.
  • George Soros: “Europe Is On The Verge Of Collapse”
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com, Via The New York Review of Books,
    The following is a revised version of an interview between George Soros and Gregor Peter Schmitz of the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
    Gregor Peter Schmitz: When Time put German Chancellor Angela Merkel on its cover, it called her the “Chancellor of the Free World.” Do you think that is justified?

    George Soros: Yes. As you know, I have been critical of the chancellor in the past and I remain very critical of her austerity policy. … she became the leader of the European Union and therefore, indirectly, of the Free World. Until then, she was a gifted politician who could read the mood of the public and cater to it. But in resisting Russian aggression, she became a leader who stuck her neck out in opposition to prevailing opinion.


    She was perhaps even more farsighted when she recognized that the migration crisis had the potential to destroy the European Union, first by causing a breakdown of the Schengen system of open borders and, eventually, by undermining the common market. She took a bold initiative to change the attitude of the public. Unfortunately, the plan was not properly prepared. The crisis is far from resolved and her leadership position—not only in Europe but also in Germany and even in her own party—is under attack.

    Schmitz
    : Merkel used to be very cautious and deliberate. People could trust her. But in the migration crisis, she acted impulsively and took a big risk. Her leadership style has changed and that makes people nervous.

    Soros: That’s true, but I welcome the change. There is plenty to be nervous about. As she correctly predicted, the EU is on the verge of collapse. The Greek crisis taught the European authorities the art of muddling through one crisis after another. This practice is popularly known as kicking the can down the road, although it would be more accurate to describe it as kicking a ball uphill so that it keeps rolling back down. The EU now is confronted with not one but five or six crises at the same time.

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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.armstrongeconomics.com/archives/35141

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Revelation 13 New King James Version (NKJV) - The Beast from the Sea: 13 Then I[a] stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,[b] and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

Revelation 13 New King James Version (NKJV) –
The Beast from the Sea: 13 Then I[a] stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,[b] and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on George Soros: “Europe Is On The Verge Of Collapse”!

US Elites Are Trying to Destroy Europe with Immigrants

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clash_of_Civilizations

This is an Illuminist psyop planned many decades ago, to foment fear, hate, violence, wars … to manipulate the world to the Satanic World War 3! The endgame is the Luciferian New World Order!

  • Dr. John Coleman Ex. British Intelligence
    By fabricating a bogus war between Islamic fundamentalism and the West, the globalists are able to attack their real enemy, humanity. Pulling the strings, they will ensure that both Western and Muslim states are degraded and finally completely subjugated to their odious rule.

  • Samuel Huntington’s: Clash of Civilizations (Wikipedia)
    More recent factors contributing to a Western-Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values of Western universalism—that is, the view that all civilizations should adopt Western values—that infuriate Islamic fundamentalists. All these historical and modern factors combined, Huntington wrote briefly in his Foreign Affairs article and in much more detail in his 1996 book, would lead to a bloody clash between the Islamic and Western civilizations. The political party Hizb ut-Tahrir also reiterate Huntington’s views in their published book, The Inevitability of Clash of Civilisation.[8]
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  • US Elites Are Trying to Destroy Europe with Immigrants
    by http://russia-insider.com/en  
    A side effect of the American neocon strategy of up-ending the Middle East is to flood Europe, and in particular, Germany, the continent’s dominant power, with non-Christian immigrants.  The author argues that this is deliberate, and that Merkel and Obama are neocon patsies, leading Europe to destruction, and that Russia is one of the few countries whose leadership understands what is happening, and is fighting back. A few years ago, views like these would be considered on the fringe.  Today they are going mainstream.  Witness the popularity of Donald Trump.

    by Robert Bridge 
    From the United States to Europe, the Western elite are allowing a massive influx of foreigners to enter their lands, radically transforming the face of Western societies in a bid to divide, conquer and expand their military and financial rule across an unsuspecting planet.

    Angela Merkel was even named Time’s “Person of the Year” for spearheading the influx which threatens to tear Europe apart. Despite the media-generated characterization of Europe as only too willing to allow swarms of refugees into their conservative societies, recent history provides us with an altogether different picture. As early as 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in response to rising anti-immigrant sentiment, sent shockwaves around the world when she admitted that efforts to create a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed.”

    Today, Merkel is humming a completely different tune as a wave of refugees storms Europe from all corners. Trusting the public’s short memory span, the German leader has put out the welcome mat along her country’s lengthy border, telling the world Germany is ready to accept over 1 million new arrivals – and on practically the same day that 130 people were killed by alleged Islamic fundamentalists around Paris.

    Part of the public’s change of heart towards the plight of refugees came from the tragic story of Aylan Kurdis, the Syrian child whose body was found washed up along a shoreline in Turkey after the boat he had been traveling in capsized. Of course, the corporate-owned, super-consolidated media, never one to ignore a tragic moment (and especially one with graphic photographs) posted the story on every newspaper frontpage across Europe. Indeed, these were the same Western newspapers that ignored the depravations brought to children around the Middle East from NATO attacks on sovereign countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and now in Syria. One need only read the subtitle that accompanied The Sun’s front page headline, which said: “Bomb Syria for Aylan.” Talk about using tragedy to sell the ugliest agenda of them all: War.

    So while the European people are being coerced by a relentless media campaign to accept Syrian refugees or be labeled neo-fascists (a word few Germans can tolerate following the harrowing memory of Nazi Germany, a memory the media will never let the German people live down), the refugees are being magnetically drawn to Europe by the promise of easy money and easy jobs. Note: it has been proven that most of the new arrivals to Europe are not from Syria, but rather from other war-torn places, like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

    Refugees in Germany receive up to 345 euro per month from the government, whereas in Sweden the monthly allowance is up to 224 euro. Compared to the places and situations where the refugees are escaping from, this temptation of free money is practically impossible to ignore.

    Was this chaos planned?
    While on the surface it may seem that the refugee crisis has taken Western leaders by surprise, in fact it is all part of their plan for global domination, which was outlined in a paper by the now-defunct group of US neoconservatives known as The Project for a New American Century (PNAC).


    In September 2000, the group released a document entitled: ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses – Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century,’ in which the power-crazed individuals came out and admitted their goal of asserting US military power around the globe in order to remain the world’s supreme superpower.

    The PNAC identified five nations it deems as “deeply hostile to America” – North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria (former US General Wesley Clark added another three to that list a bit later: Lebanon, Somalia and Sudan). It should come as no surprise that two of these five countries have already suffered a US-led occupation/capitulation, while Syria is still managing to survive, albeit only due to the military intervention of Russia.

    Moscow seems to have come to the correct conclusion that Islamic State is simply a proxy army created by the United States to smash down the doors of sovereign states.

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http://www.voltairenet.org/article186441.html

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http://www.threeworldwars.com/albert-pike2.htm

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/10/rupert-murdoch-muslims-must-be-held-responsible-for-france-terror-attacks

Rupert Murdoch promoting conflict between Muslim world and the west. The Clash of Civilizations (Samuel Huntington) Illuminist psyop. Click on image for article.

http://www.infowars.com/lieberman-turn-outrage-over-charlie-hebdo-into-world-war-against-islam/

Snake fomenting war via Clash of Civilzations Illuminist psyop, leading the sheeple towards Albert Pike’s Satanic WW3. Click on image for article!

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US Elites Are Trying to Destroy Europe with Immigrants

Forecasts Converging on Severe, Potentially Historic Friday-Saturday Snowstorm. Global Warming is a LIE!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/01/19/forecasts-converging-on-serious-friday-saturday-snowstorm/

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http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

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Al Gore: "2014 is the hottest year ever! If you cannot accept it, you are a terrorist! An Al CIAda (cough) Qaeda operative!"

Al Gore: “2014 is the hottest year ever! If you cannot accept it, you are a terrorist! An Al CIAda (cough) Qaeda operative!”

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Believe! Believe!

Believe! Believe!

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/19864-climate-alarmists-deceive-again-2014-was-not-hottest-on-record

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Social Trends | , , , , , | Comments Off on Forecasts Converging on Severe, Potentially Historic Friday-Saturday Snowstorm. Global Warming is a LIE!

Michael Maloney: The Greatest Crisis in the History of Mankind is Here!

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Were French Intelligence Forces Complicit in the Charlie Hebdo Attacks?

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  • Were French Intelligence Forces Complicit in the Charlie Hebdo Attacks? 
    by Anthony Torres, http://www.wsws.org/ ,20 January 2016  
    New revelations on the intensive surveillance of the Kouachi brothers and of Amedy Coulibaly carried out by French intelligence before they launched terror attacks against Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher grocery in January 2015 raise the most serious questions as to the political origins of the attacks.

    Already last year, it was hard to understand how individuals known to the intelligence services could have prepared such attacks without being detected. The revelation that Coulibaly received weapons from Claude Hermant, a police informant tied to the neo-fascist and anti-Muslim National Front (FN), raised further questions as to the possible complicity of political forces in France that could have benefited from them. The attack not only accelerated the normalization of the FN, but reinforced police powers, a key element of the policy of the ruling Socialist Party (PS).

    Documents obtained by investigating magistrates probing the January 2015 attacks raise even more questions, however, about possible complicity of forces within the French state.

    The Kouachi brothers were closely monitored between 2010 and 2015 due to their direct contact with leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a branch of al Qaeda often described by NATO security forces, after the killing of Osama bin Laden, as the most dangerous in the world. According to about 40 reports of the General Directorate of Interior Security (DGSI) obtained by Le Monde, French intelligence indeed stopped monitoring Chérif and Saïd Kouachi a few months before the attacks.

    The decision not to monitor individuals linked to the AQAP leadership is inexplicable. AQAP members in Yemen are routinely targeted by US drone strikes, supposedly because a war on this group is necessary to prevent them from operating in Europe or America.

    French intelligence were already investigating Chérif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly as far back as March 2010. Starting at that time, according to Le Monde, the two regularly visited Djamil Beghal. Le Monde observes that Coulibaly was linked to “the hard core of French jihadism, without this prompting anything other than indifference” from the authorities.

    On the other hand, at that time, French intelligence was following the Kouachi brothers very closely. Beghal was under house arrest after a ten-year sentence for planning attacks against US targets in Europe. Beghal was being tapped and monitored by the Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (later renamed the DGSI) and targeted for an investigation by the Central Directorate of the Judiciary Police (DCPJ).

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http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-deputy-claims-charlie-hebdo-attack-was-staged--.aspx

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For Emerging Markets, It Is Now Worse Than The Asian Financial Crisis

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  • For Emerging Markets, It Is Now Worse Than The Asian Financial Crisis
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com  
    “It’s Black Wednesday for emerging markets,” one strategist warned and Thursday is not looking any better, as SocGen’s Berg warns “The rout in emerging markets could continue for some time, especially as the major global central banks have exhausted their ammunition in recent years, making it unlikely that they will rescue global markets this time around.” In fact, as Bloomberg reports,this year’s EM turmoil is already worse than in the same period in 1998’s Asian financial crisis (and EM FX is even worse).

    The MSCI Emerging Markets Index dropped 3 percent to 692.76, the lowest close since May 2009.

    More than $2 trillion has been wiped out from the value of developing-nation equities this year as the MSCI Emerging Markets Index slid 13 percent, the worst start to a year since data began in 1988.
    As Bloomberg reports, The drop has exceeded the 7.9 percent decline in the gauge in the same period in 1998 during the Asian financial crisis and the drop in 2009 amid the global financial crisis.

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ALERT: Gerald Celente Warns $6 Trillion Global Stock Market Carnage Just A Prelude To The Disaster That Lies Ahead

Global financial tsunami fast approaching!

Global financial tsunami fast approaching!

  • ALERT: Gerald Celente Warns $6 Trillion Global Stock Market Carnage Just A Prelude To The Disaster That Lies Ahead
    by http://www.kingworldnews.com  
    On the heels of the Dow plunging more than 550 at one point in the trading day before the U.S. Plunge Protection Team intervened in the stock market, today the top trends forecaster in the world warned King World News that the $6 trillion global stock market carnage is just a prelude to the disaster that lies ahead.

    Eric King: 
    “Gerald, last year you predicted on King World News that we would see a global stock market crash: 

    Gerald Celente:
    “Rarely do I ever put a date on market crashes.  I did it in 1987 when I forecast the 1987 stock market crash — that was in the Wall Street Journal.  I also forecast the ‘Panic of 2008,’ and the ‘dot-com bust’ in October of 1999, when I said it (the dot-com mania) would fail in the second quarter of 2000.

    Eric, I’m now predicting that we are going to see a global stock market crash before the end of the year.  It’s not only going to be the Dow, it’s going to be the DAX, the FTSE, the CAC, Shanghai, and the Nikkei.  There’s going to be panic on the streets from Wall Street to Shanghai and from the UK down to Brazil.  You are going to see one market after another begin to collapse.”

    Eric King: 
    “Gerald, this is unfolding in waves.  The Dow immediately plunged 2,500 points right after you made that prediction.  We then saw a failed rally and now the global stock market carnage is picking up steam to the downside, exactly as you predicted.”

    Gerald Celente: 
    “That’s right, Eric, and the mainstream media is downplaying this by blaming the carnage on China and commodities.  This financial crisis is much bigger than that.  This is a global meltdown and it’s just getting started.  It will bring some countries to their knees before this is over.  The global stress is beyond comprehension for most people and those who don’t prepare for the worst risk losing everything…

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Comments Off on ALERT: Gerald Celente Warns $6 Trillion Global Stock Market Carnage Just A Prelude To The Disaster That Lies Ahead

A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3408198/Some-Monte-Paschi-customers-withdraw-savings-banks-stock-sinks.html

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  • A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse
    by Michael Snyder, http://endoftheamericandream.com/  
    The Italian financial meltdown that we have been waiting for has finally arrived. For quite a long time I have been warning my readers to watch Italy, and now people are starting to understand why. Italian banking stocks continued their collapse for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, and nervous Italians are beginning to quietly pull large amounts of money out of the banks. In particular, Monte dei Paschi is a complete and utter basket case at this point. A staggering one-third of their loans are “non-performing”, and the stock price has fallen a staggering 57 percent since 2016 began. Monte dei Paschi is going to need a major bailout, and the same thing could be said about almost all of the largest Italian banks. But where is the money going to come from?

    As rumors of trouble at Monte dei Paschi spread, Italians are getting money out of the bank while they still can. The following comes from the Daily Mail… 
    … 
    And investors are pulling money out of Italian banking stocks at an alarming pace as well. According to the Telegraph, Unicredit is down 27 percent since the start of 2016 and Monte dei Paschi has plunged a total of 57 percent so far this month…

    Italian banking stocks crashed again on Wednesday, continuing a month of poor performance and raising questions over the sustainability of the industry in its current structure – and even if it could end up in the same boat as Greece’s banking sector.

    Long-suffering Monte dei Paschi’s stock dived another 18.5pc on the day, meaning the shares are down 57pc so far this month.

    Even much more stable banks are witnessing a flight of investors – Unicredit’s shares are down 6pc on the day and 27pc since the start of the year.

    Overall, the FTSE Italia All-Share Banks Index has plummeted 21 percent over the first three weeks of this year. We normally only see numbers like this during a major financial crisis, and that is precisely what is happening. Of course trouble has been building at Italian banks for a very long time. They have been exceedingly reckless, and almost all of them are absolutely saturated with bad loans at this point. Here is more from the Telegraph… 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/12111265/Is-Italy-the-next-Greece.html

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January 22, 2016 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse