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.
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.
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.
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.
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by the ECB and the Bank Association, but they would have been even more powerful if 40 billion euros had not been withdrawn in the last months.“Let’s all help our economy,” Katseli urged Greeks and added “If you take your money out of your chests and houses which are not safe in any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.”
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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. .
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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".
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 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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