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China's Record Dumping Of US Treasuries Leaves Goldman Speechless

July 21st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-21/chinas-record-dumping-us-treasuries-leaves-goldman-speechless

Friday,China's announcement it bought over 600 tons of gold in "one month", Chinese FX reserves come via China's US Treasury holdings, are being aggressively sold, to the tune of $107 billion in Treasury sales so far in 2015. China is forced to liquidate US Treasury paper even though it does not want to, merely to fund a capital outflow unlike anything it has seen in history.

Greece – Harbinger of Global Financial Collapse

July 21st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/greece-harbinger-of-global-financial-collapse/

The Greek debt crisis implications should be analyzed at global scale. No matter what kind of deal Athens and Brussels reach, nobody can say what is in store for Greece and the European Union. If the whole Europe is affected, it will give rise to ripple effect to encompass the whole world. No fundamental solutions on the agenda of talks conducted by state officials.

Forced Out: EU Opposes Israel Over Plans to Demolish Palestinian Village

July 21st, 2015
Categories: Palestine

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150721/1024889226.html

EU foreign ministers have joined the international condemnation of Israel, calling on the country to stop plans for the "forced transfer" of people and the "demolition of Palestinian housing" in the West Bank village of Khirbet Susiya, amid growing speculation it may be knocked down.

Greece set to strike deal with creditors by August 20 — government

July 21st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://tass.ru/en/economy/809904

Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili: Greece intends to strike a new deal with international creditors before August 20. Pursuant to the eurozone summit’s decision of July 12 ratified by the Greek parliament and published in the government’s newspaper, Greece is required for the start of talks with creditors "to change the value-added tax, amend its tax system.

Banks Beg Greeks To Return Their Money To Banks

July 21st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://govtslaves.info/banks-beg-greeks-to-return-their-money-to-banks/

President of Greek Banks Association Louka Katseli appealed to citiznes to return their money to the banks. “Banks are absolutely trustworthy,” Katseli told Mega TV “as guaranteed by the ECB and the Bank Association, but they would have been even more powerful if 40 billion euros had not been withdrawn in the last months.“Let’s all help our economy,” Katseli urged Greeks and added “If you take your money out of your chests and houses which are not safe in any case and deposit at banks, this will enhance liquidity.”
“Τhere will be no need to “haircut” deposits in the future if we all act responsibly.”

2015 set to break global heat record in 135-year history of monitoring

July 21st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/310411-climate-change-temperature-record/

Global weather observations have all arrived at the same conclusion: This June broke all temperature records, while the first half of 2015 already promises the hottest year in more than 100 years of records. June was the third month this year to have broken a monthly temperature record since 1880,

Walker: 'Very Possible' war with Iran on Inauguration Day

July 21st, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141151915

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R): the next president of the United States needed to be prepared to take aggressive military action on their very first day in office, including against Iran. I believe a president shouldn't wait to act until they put a cabinet together or an extended period of time, I believe they should be prepared to act very first day they take office.

Colorado City Stops Water Fluoridation Following Concerning Study

July 21st, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/colorado-city-stops-water-fluoridation-following-concerning-study/

Snowmass, Colorado decided to stop fluoridating its water after the latest study on water fluoridation concluded that there was zero relationship between water fluoridation and cavity prevention.

Pay Attention Greece: Puerto Rico Refuses To Pay Creditors Before It Fully Funds Its Citizens' Needs

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-20/pay-attention-greece-puerto-rico-refuses-pay-creditors-it-fully-funds-its-citizens-n

Puerto Rico Director of the Office of Management and Budget Luis Cruz: “It is the government’s priority to provide public services health, safety, education, we will not be transferring funds from these assignments to pay the debt, "ratcheting up the pressure to restructure the island’s $72 billion debt burden.

Former Obama Adviser: Give Israel B-52 Bombers to Deter Iran

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150718/1024767682.html

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one of most vocal opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. To allay his concerns, Ambassador Dennis Ross former top advisor to President Obama has recommended providing Israel with B-52 bunker-busting bombers.

Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=22318

HUD announced enforcement of new 377-page rule; the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, allows them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs forcing class integration. Federal monies will be withheld, lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. Neighborhoods will be diversified according to income levels. HUD will have control of zoning, transportation,education and, in the end, politics.

Drought dings quality of winter wheat in Northwest

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b760c73ba3214a95ac917abc74405363/drought-dings-quality-winter-wheat-northwest

Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest. National Agricultural Statistics Service classified a large percentage of the region's winter wheat as below-average quality on Monday. Farmers in the Northwest nervous the uncharacteristically low quality of their product could slash the crop's already declining prices.

Greece’s Lesson For Russia — Paul Craig Roberts

July 20th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/07/17/greeces-lesson-russia-paul-craig-roberts/

Greece’s lesson for Russia, China and Iran, is to avoid all financial relationships with the West. The West cannot be trusted. Washington committed to economic and political hegemony over every other country, uses Western financial system for asset freezes, confiscations, and sanctions. Countries that have independent foreign policies and also have assets in the West cannot expect Washington to respect their property rights or their ownership. Washington freezes or steals countries’ assets, or imposes multi-billion dollar fines.

Why Exactly Is the US at War in Yemen?

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/31954-why-exactly-is-the-us-at-war-in-yemen

United States waging war in six Middle East countries Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen; include training the local army, using drones to attack, providing weapons, logistical support to one side side or the other, sending in American combat troops, sometimes all of the above. None of the countries poses a threat to national security, least of all Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world. .

FDA Legalizes Drug That Removes Free Will and Wipes Memories - Video

July 20th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/fda-legalizes-drug-that-removes-free-will-and-wipes-memories/

A hazardous drug that eliminates free will and can wipe the memory of its victims is currently being dealt on the streets of Colombia; called scopolamine, known as ‘The Devil’s Breath,’ derived from a type of tree common to South America. Stories surrounding the drug of how people were raped, forced to empty their bank accounts, and coerced into giving up an organ.

Chinese state banks commit $200 billion to stem market selloff

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Extent of massive government intervention to halt plunge in Chinese stock market revealed last week by figures showing major state-owned banks have made available $200 billion to boost share prices. Massive bank intervention one of a series of measures initiated by government and financial authorities to halt plunge that was threatening economic and political stability.

The President Of France Wants Eurozone Members To Transfer Their Sovereignty To A United States Of Europe

July 20th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/president-of-france-wants-eurozone-members-to-transfer-their-sovereignty-to-a-united-states-of-europe

French President Francois Hollande: the 19 countries using the euro need their own government complete with a budget and parliament to cooperate better and overcome the Greek crisis, essentially a “United States of Europe”. This federal government would have a prime minister, a parliament, a federal budget and a federal treasury. Presumably, current national governments in Europe would continue to function much like state governments in the U.S. do.

Greek Banks Will "Open" Monday BUT Depositors Won't Be Able to Take Their Money Out

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Greek banks are reopening Monday after a forced 3-week closure. Greek government kept daily cash withdrawal limit at 60 euros ($65), added a weekly limit. Bank customers will still not be able to cash checks, only deposit them into their accounts, and will not be able to get cash abroad with their credit or cash cards, only make purchases.

Russia says US-led military drills in Ukraine can have 'explosive' upshots

July 20th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/20/421114/Russia-Ukraine-conflict-US-military-NATO

Monday, US and NATO troops, Kiev forces launched joint military exercises near Ukraine's border with Poland involving 1,800 soldiers from 18 countries."The military drills involving NATO members and Ukraine's army that started in Lviv region under US command are a clear demonstration of NATO's provocative policy to unequivocally support the policies of current Kiev authorities in eastern Ukraine; Russian Foreign Ministry.

Should Drug and Alcohol Tests Be Required In Officer-Involved Shootings?

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/should-drug-and-alcohol-tests-be.html

Citizens held to rigorous, if not completely invasive measures to test for substances, especially while targeted during the so-called War on Drugs. Police killed more Americans in 2014 than all U.S. mass shootings combined, Drug testing police involved in shootings is an argument up for debate in the state of North Carolina.

The Need to Be At War Just Never Stops

July 20th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://www.alternet.org/culture/need-be-war-just-never-stops

In America’s 239 years of existence, roughly 20 of them have been without warfare of some kind; not in a row, one or two years here and there. U. S spends more cash on defense spending than China, Russia, U.K., France, India and Germany combined.

High Levels Of Radium Found In PA Stream Near Drinking Water Supply

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://govtslaves.info/high-levels-of-radium-found-in-pa-stream-near-drinking-water-supply/

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reported yesterday that high levels of radiation—up to 60 times higher than the maximum allowed in drinking water—were found in Ten Mile Creek, which flows into the Monongahela River in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Gold Hits Five-Year Low as US Dollar Soars on Policy Outlook

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150720/1024841768.html

Precious metals are nearing their multi-decade lows as the stronger dollar, safer financial markets and lack of inflation in the advanced nations have all undermined demand for the non-yielding passive and low-liquid assets.

Greece makes due payments, no longer in arrears - IMF

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.rt.com/business/310274-greece-imf-payment-default/

The IMF has confirmed it has received about €2 billion from Greece, which means the country is no longer in arrears. The Greek Finance Ministry has said it started payment of €6.8 billion to the IMF and the ECB.

No debt write-off for Greece, Berlin open to other relief forms: Merkel

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/20/421007/Greece-Merkel-Germany-ARD-eurozone-YouGov

German Chancellor Angela Merkel again ruled out proposals to write off some of Greece's debt, assures Berlin is supporting a flexible repayment plan for the debt-laden country. Said any talk of Greece exiting the eurozone was off the table, would lead to “predictable chaos.”

Why Some People Will Always Bow to Tyrants

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/why-some-people-will-always-bow-to-tyrants_072015

Many people complacent in the face of crumbling cultural values, and the steady march of tyranny, people who truly value freedom outnumbered by idiots and power tripping busybodies. Most people really struggle with having freedom. Because tyranny is much easier than freedom. Most people are happier when they don’t have a choice, and they don’t even realize it.

Disloyal to the United States? Wesley Clark Wants to Detain You For Duration of War on Terror - Video

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/disloyal-to-united-states-wesley-clark.html

Former US General Wesley Clark promotes detaining domestic 'radicals' or people 'disloyal to United States' in internment camps for duration of war on terror, cites people who lose a job or break up with a girlfriend as being especially dangerous. If these people are radicalized, don't support the United States, and they're disloyal it's the government's right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for duration of the conflict.

Single mom arrested for ‘abandoning’ her kids at food court while interviewing for job 30 feet away

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/single-mom-arrested-for-abandoning-her-kids-at-food-court-while-interviewing-for-job-30-feet-away/

A single mother was placed under arrest by Houston police and later released after being accused of abandoning her children at a mall food court while she interviewed for a job just 30 feet at the McDonald’s in the food court well within sight while she interviewed.

Senior diplomat vows ‘harsh prevention’ of attempts to influence Russian internal politics

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rt.com/politics/310010-senior-diplomat-vows-harsh-prevention/

Konstantin Dolgov The Foreign Ministry’s special representative for human rights says Russian authorities will thwart any attempts to sponsor intervention in domestic politics, but strictly through legal and political mechanisms. “Of course we will cut short efforts to pay for interference in our internal affairs. This will be done through political and legal means, but harshly and without doubts.”

Drought Is Just the Beginning of Our Frightening Water Emergency

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.alternet.org/environment/drought-just-beginning-our-frightening-water-emergency

United Nations reports that we have 15 years to avert a full-blown water crisis and that, by 2030, demand for water will outstrip supply by 40 percent.

The fund they want Greek assets transferred to is managed by … Schäuble

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/the-fund-they-want-greek-assets-transferred-to-is-managed-by-schauble/

At the center of a decision by leaders at the summit. In the event of no agreement, Greek assets of [EUR 50 bn] shall be transferred to an existing external and independent fund; Institution for Growth in Luxembourg.”The Institution for Growth counts German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on its board, chairmanship alternates between German Minister of Finance and Minister for Economic Affairs.

Whole Foods Controversy: Employing Colorado Inmates at 60 Cents A Da

July 19th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150719/1024814926.html

Organic supermarket chain Whole Foods coming under fire for reportedly paying Colorado prison inmates $ 1.50 an hour to cultivate its fish, milk and gourmet cheese products. The company and its CEO John Makey, whose net worth is more than $100 million, have faced controversy before over overpricing food products, restrictions on unions.

Sheriff in Sandra Bland Case Previously Fired for “Humiliating and Mistreating” Black People - Video

July 17th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/sheriff-sandra-bland-case-previously-fired-humiliating-mistreating-black-people/

Sandra Bland, 28 outspoken police accountability activist , died in police custody by “self-inflicted asphyxiation,” according to deputies, after assaulted by cops during routine traffic stop. ”Authorities claim she committed suicide. Sheriff Glenn Smith claimed Bland failed to use turn signal, pulled over for “improperly signaling a lane change. Sheriff Glenn Smith, was suspended for documented cases of racism when he was chief of Hempstead, Texas police, After more complaints, fired. Town of Waller then elected Smith as sheriff.

Riots and Labor Strikes Rock Greece

July 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/riots-and-labor-strikes-rock-greece_072015

thousands of citizens took to the streets of Athens to smash storefronts and burn cars, 50 arrested. Civil servants 24 hour strike disrupted transportation, medical care, other services. Several government officials resigned. Syriza party may be ousted in next election. Financial crisis could cause a civil war in Greece.

Saudi Arabia sends Special Forces into Yemen: Report

July 17th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/17/420698/Saudi-Special-Forces-Yemen-fugitive-officials

Saudi Arabia has reportedly sent Special Forces into Yemen under the pretext of escorting some fugitive former Yemeni officials back into its war-torn southern neighbor. Friday, Saudi strikes reportedly hit an airbase near Yemeni capital Sana’a International Airport.

House Backs Monsanto and BANS GMO Labeling

July 17th, 2015
Categories: Politics, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/house-backs-monsanto-and-bans-gmo.html

House Agricultural Committee approved measure that bans mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, prevents cities and counties from banning GMO crops in their jurisdictions. Several counties in California and Oregon already have bans in place, threatens those restrictions. Paves way to preventing companies from telling you their food is GMO free.

Canadian troops to participate in military drills in Ukraine — Ukrainian PM

July 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://tass.ru/en/world/809241

UkrainePrime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Canada will send its military to Ukraine for joint drills with Ukrainian military,
also to send its military to train Ukrainian armed forces.

German Construction Company Avoided Paying Tax in Greece

July 17th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150716/1024718434.html

Court in Athens found Hochtief, German construction company running Athens International airport avoided paying VAT for 20 years, estimates more than $545 million (€500m) for VAT arrears; with other outstanding payments it might have to pay $1.1 billion (€1bn)." "Under Troika austerity Greeks lost $436 million (€400m) from salary cuts".

We Can All Get by Quite Well Without Banks – Ireland Managed to Survive Without Them

July 17th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/can-get-quite-well-without-banks-ireland-managed-survive-without/

Six-and-a-half month strike that closed all banks in Ireland in 1970 had little destructive impact. Irish people found other ways of carrying out functions performed by banking industry. Services of the banks proved by no means indispensable as would have been expected, evidence much of what banks do a “socially useless activity”.

Former GOP congressman Michael Grimm gets prison time for tax evasion

July 17th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/ex-u-s-representative-grimm-gets-prison-time-for-tax-evasion/

Former Marine, FBI agent and U.S. Representative Michael Grimms sentenced to eight months in prison for felony tax evasion Friday. Admitted he underreported employee wages at Healthalicious, restaurant he co-owned. January 2014 he threatened to throw television reporter off a balcony. Won landslide re-election last year despite indictment on 20 federal charges.

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