Nov 08 10:36

Food Costs Soar Most in 3 Years

The effects of El Nino are starting to reach the dinner table, with global food prices rising the most in three years on supply concerns for everything from New Zealand milk to sugar in Brazil and Southeast Asian palm oil, reports Bloomberg. An index of 73 food prices increased 3.9 percent, the biggest jump since July 2012, to 162 in October, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization wrote in a new report.

Nov 08 09:58

ALL Icelanders receive money after government takes over ownership of bank

Every Icelander will receive about US$232,802 for the sale of one of the country’s three largest banks, Islandsbanki.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, here in the "exceptional" USA, when a crooked bank collapses the government takes hundreds of thousands of dollars from you to give to the bank ... so they can go on being crooks!

Nov 08 09:02

The TPP: You, Me, Everyone Else, Against the Media

The proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a test of whether the people of the United States can communicate something critically important to each other that the major media corporations do not want communicated.

For years I've joined with others in quoting people like former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to the effect that if the text of the TPP were shown to the public, that would be the end of it, because it's just so awful.

But now that the text has finally been made public, certain questionable assumptions loom large, such as that the public will read the text of the TPP and understand it, or that someone will read the text of the TPP and tell the public what it says, and be believed.

Nov 08 09:01

New Comcast plan charges $30 more for the Internet you already get

Chances are that you current Internet plan charges you a flat free for unlimited access to the Internet and services like Netflix and HBO Go.

That kind of plan could soon become a thing of the past.

Comcast is quietly expanding a new plan that will charge customers for using more than 300 gigabytes of data. Households that want to avoid the cap can do so for a $30 surcharge.

Nov 08 07:28

The Environmental Earth-Worship Insanity of Government: 'No Heater Allowed, Even When It's 20 Degrees!'

Almost every retailer whose name you'd recognize and every major shipper, UPS, FEDEX, & all of these big conglomerates without fail have two universal rules: NO WEAPONS whatsoever- not only no firearms, but no knives, no pepper spray, etc. They have a huge fear of guns which is quite distasteful. The second crazy rule they have is NO IDLING. This means that it's forbidden to idle your truck engine while on their property. The same goes for every truck stop in the nation, every rest area, every parking area, etc. They all have NO IDLING signs. These laws are passed under the guide of climate change, Carbon emissions, and environmental protection. if you can't idle and turn on the heater, what are you supposed to do, freeze to death?

Nov 07 22:54

A Literate American: Home Brew

Fred on the horrible American educational system.

“Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math” Nationwide, only 33 percent of public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading….”

This in the United States? The exceptional nation, shining city on a hill, guiding light of mankind? On and on it goes: the national toleration of the stupid, the inferior, the lazy, and the uncultivated.

“A story: When my elder daughter was barely two, my wife and I came back from a junket to Russia. We were on the sofa looking at a coffee-table book from Moscow when Macon waddled in and began hollering, “Bee! Bee!”.......

Nov 07 16:26

A Closer Look at All Those New U.S. Jobs

Nov 07 11:11

Trump, World War 3, and Desperate Attempt to Save the Dollar - Michael Rivero FULL Interview

Nov 07 10:22

Blood Media: Many of CNN, FOX News ‘Experts’ Cashing In On Wars They’re Hyping

Back in late 2013, an independent investigation revealed that at least 22 defense industry stakeholders were used by the likes of CNN, FOX News and others – as ‘experts’ and ‘correspondents’ in order to help sell another war in Syria (or anywhere else for that matter).

Nov 07 10:20

Russia to issue yuan bonds worth $1bn

Federal loan bonds denominated in Chinese yuan will be issued on the Moscow Exchange in 2016, the director of the debt department of the Russian Finance Ministry Konstantin Vyshkovsky said Friday.

The $1 billion is only the minimum amount, according to the ministry. Other details such as the repayment period and the interest rate will be determined immediately before the issue in accordance with the preferences of potential investors, said Vyshkovsky.

Nov 07 10:16

It’s Official: The Baltic Dry Index Has Crashed To Its Lowest November Level In History

Typically this time of year sees demand picking up amid holiday inventory stacking and measures of global trade such as The Baltic Dry Index rise from mid-summer to Thanksgiving. This year, it has not.

Nov 07 10:00

British MPs to Debate a No-Confidence Vote in UK Prime Minister Cameron

British MPs will come together to debate a no confidence vote in Prime Minister David Cameron after an online petition, accusing him of causing "devastation for the poorest in society for the last 5 years," reached enough public support to trigger a discussion.

Nov 07 10:00

Sweden to refugees: Find a bed or go back to Germany… but don’t look for them at IKEA

Sweden’s migration minister warned refugees that if they don’t find their own accommodation, they will be deported back to Germany or Denmark. The news comes as Europe’s refugee influx had depleted IKEA’s stockpiles of beds.

The Swedish government told media on Friday that it will no longer be able to provide housing for refugees and migrants arriving in the country, despite Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson’s claims that the migration crisis is not putting “acute” pressure on public finances.

Nov 07 09:25

Cops Around The Country Quietly Begin Rebelling Against The Drug War

It is a rare occurrence when police officers in America organize to undermine the very Drug War they vociferously fight for politicians. Police Chief Leonard Campanello of the Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Department, however, did just that earlier this year when he decided to treat — not arrest — heroin addicts who came to his department seeking help. His revolutionary “ANGEL” program has proven successful for addicts and their families in Gloucester, but it has also inspired other departments across the country to adopt similar programs amid growing officer fatigue over the ineffectual arrest and incarceration of addicts.

Nov 07 09:20

‘Underwater drone with explosives’ spotted near Baltic Nord Stream pipeline

An abandoned expendable remotely-operated mine clearance underwater vehicle allegedly with explosives onboard has been detected in multinational waters of the Baltic Sea by the Swedish Navy, Svenska Daglabet reports.

The discovery was made during a routine check of the Nord Stream pipeline. Since it was discovered in the Swedish economic zone, north of the island of Gotland, the Nord Stream pipeline operator immediately notified the Swedish military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Nord Stream Pipeline supplies natural gas from Russia to Europe. Its destruction would seriously impact Russia's economy, especially if warships were on station to prevent its repair. Given that the US is developing and using underwater drones, I suspect we will hear no more about this in the corporate media!

Nov 07 03:04

Janet Yellen Promises NEGATIVE Interest Rates

Nov 06 20:58

What’s the Big Deal Between Russia and the Saudis?

treachery, double-dealing, politics, petroleum, death and money

there were no clean hands in WWII and there will be none in WWIII

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

The notion that the Pentagon would dare declare its own no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect a gaggle of “moderate rebels” from Russian and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombing is preposterous.

Fresh from its thunderous humiliation by the Taliban; its “liberation” of Libya for the benefit of militia hell; and while Russia was bombing the hell out of a Salafi-jihadi/”moderate rebel” constellation in Syria, NATO – in search for a “360-degree” response to Russia – resorted to invading… Spain.

Nov 06 16:42

Keiser Report: Trust Machine aka Bitcoin

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘trust machine’ that is bitcoin and the financial journalists who have jumped the shark trying to deny it. In the second half, Max interviews Simon Dixon of about Bitcoin Capital, bitcoin vs blockchain and the future of finance.

Nov 06 15:53

Food costs soar most in 3 years in October

Nov 06 15:40

MI5 Secretly Collected Phone Data for Decade

MI5 has secretly been collecting vast amounts of data about UK phone calls to search for terrorist connections. The programme has been running for 10 years under a law described as “vague” by the government’s terror watchdog. It emerged as Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled a draft bill governing spying on communications by the authorities.

Nov 06 14:57

Everything Is Awesome...

Nov 06 14:26

Unfair advantage? Wealthy students achieve more academic success

A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that pupils in Scotland are seven times more likely to receive a prestigious A-grade in exams, a grade that is on average three times higher than students from poorer backgrounds.

Nov 06 14:24

New Research Says Income Inequality Worsened Under Fed’s Quantitative Easing Policy

PERI’s Gerald Epstein also says there’s no evidence that raising already-low interest rates will narrow the gap.

Nov 06 14:03

Ingrid Carlqvist & Conrad - Sweden, Get Ready for the Collapse

Ingrid Carlqvist worked in mainstream media for many years, before starting Dispatch International with Lars Hedegaard, in 2012. She is now a Distinguished Senior Fellow writing for Gatestone Institute. Conrad is a former leftie who currently is working on his bachelors degree in political science. For the past five years he's been preoccupied with the thought of the destruction of Sweden. He has appeared on various podcasts and co-hosts "Ingrid & Conrad."

Nov 06 13:46

Where’s the COLA and It’s Not the Beverage

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Regrettably, Social Security Administration bigwigs decided not to give Social Security recipients a COLA – Cost of Living Adjustment – for 2016, which had senior citizens, veterans and others, who desperately count on Social Security benefits, panicking as to how they would meet the mounting increases in costs for food, Medicare health insurance premiums, plus a ‘boat load’ of other rising costs, e.g., the coming winter heating season, utilities, prescription drugs, etc.

How in the world anyone could postulate that a COLA was not warranted for 2016 defies logic...

Nov 06 13:16

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency.

Secretary of State John Kerry concluded the controversial project is not in the country's national security interest, and Obama announced from the White House that he agreed.

Nov 06 12:52

Sugar Babies: More and More College Students Are Becoming Whores to Pay Rising Tuition Costs

More students are turning to so-called "sugar baby/sugar daddy" websites to get hooked up with older, rich "generous sponsors" to "help" them graduate college debt-free.

One of the largest Sugar Daddy/Baby sites, Seeking Arrangement, tagline: "Where beautiful, successful people fuel mutually beneficial relationships," claims that more than one million college students have joined "for their Sugar Baby Scholarship".

I mean, come on, are they just trying to sound lecherous?

"You want to find somebody who is well educated, who can provide for you financially, you know it's sort of the Disney dream so to say," said Mr Wade, the founder of

Yes. Because it's the "Disney dream" to be 20 years old and pimping yourself out to someone old enough to be your grandfather so you can get through school without starting your adult life out in debt bondage.

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Nov 06 12:27

Metro Detroit part of Obamacare sign-up challenge

The White House said on Friday that metro Detroit will be among 20 U.S. communities competing to see which can reduce the percentage of uninsured people the most during the current open enrollment period for coverage under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

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Nov 06 12:18

Full Text Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Finally Released

Waking Times

Today, the website of New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade released the massive, full text of the ostensibly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Nov 06 12:14

When Will America Jail Their Banksters Like Iceland is Doing?

Waking Times

The most dramatic contrast in the rule of law against the architects of financial theft can be seen in the way America protects their banksters and the accountability that Iceland imposed on their financial crooks. The fact that the orthodox financial press refuses to cover the incarceration of Iceland’s Bankers Face 74 Years in Prison While US Banks Profit After Your Bailout, is clear proof who really controls the political and economic institutions in the United States. As for the courts, America has long ago shredded the rule of law in this country.

Nov 06 11:10

Obama’s Wars Are a Desperate Attempt to Save the Dollar: “Global Hegemony Under Attack”: Rivero

Great analysis, Mike!

Here's a short summation of why world politics is in a downward spiral surrounding the death of the dollar and the control by bankers:

"The U.S. economy is in serious, serious trouble. And that is really the ultimate root of all the warmongering that is going on."


Nov 06 10:20

Obama notifies Congress of intention to sign TPP agreement

US President Barack Obama on Thursday notified Congress that he intended to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), hours after the long-awaited text of the trade deal was released.

The release of the text came exactly one month after trade ministers of the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached an agreement on the TPP in Atlanta, the US state of Georgia.

That would kick off a 90-day congressional review period that must elapse before the president formally signs the trade agreement, according to the trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation passed earlier this year.

In a letter sent to the Congress, Obama said he was pleased to notify lawmakers of his intention to enter into the TPP agreement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress has to ratify treaties. Any "agreement" between Obama and any other government is not legally binding on We The People.

Nov 06 09:39

For WHO,Red Meat Is A Red Herring

Humans are omnivores. They have to eat flesh to get Vitamin B-12.They have to eat fruits and veggies to get Vitamin C.People who eat properly ie meat and veggies are bigger,stronger and smarter than malnourished people. Don't fall for this BS!

An increasingly important “sister institution” of the UN system is the highly politicized “World Health Department” also known as the World Health Organization (WHO) which, as part of a new scare campaign, has issued new declarations that sausages, hot dogs, bratwurst, and ham are carcinogenic, and that all red meat is “probably carcinogenic.”

This new anti-meat campaign, however, is not about your health, but about the “health of the planet.” WHO’s attack on meat is happening just before the Paris gathering on global warming and is a part of the slow motion socialist revolution poorly disguised as “climate change awareness.” As usual, socialist policies today are justified as “necessity for future generations.”

Nov 06 09:33

Gold Continues Collapse

Gold futures tumbled in the US on Friday morning after the latest US economic report strongly beat forecasts, raising expectations of a change in US monetary policy from next month. -

Nov 06 09:21

Bank Of Ireland Bans "Small" Cash Withdrawals At Branches

So, if you are, i) wanting less than €700, ii) have less than 15 checks to deposit, or iii) aren't looking to put at least €3,000 into your account, you are no longer welcome inside Bank of Ireland branches.

Nov 06 09:16

Labor Participation Rate Remains At 37 Year Low As 94.5 Million Remains Outside The Labor Force

In another sign that the labor market slack, at least from the Fed's perspective, is now reaching a peak, the Household survey reported that while the civilian labor force rose by over 300K in October, the number of people not in the labor force actually declined by 97K to 94.5MM (as those employed rose by 320K), following a surge of over half a million in September. Despite this headline improvement, however, the participation rate remained at 62.4%, same as the prior month, and at a level last seen in 1977.

Nov 06 09:15

Saudis Bring Oil War To Europe With Largest Price Discount Since 2009

With oil exports to Europe having slipped from 13% of Saudi's total to just 10% in the last six months, The FT reports, the de facto leader of OPEC has slashed its Official Selling Price (OSP) to Europe in an effort to regain market share. Saudi lowered its OSP for its Arab light crude grade in Europe by $1.30 a barrel for December, taking its discount to the weighted average of the North Sea Brent benchmark to $4.75 a barrel - the largest discount since February 2009.

The move, as we detailed previously, is basically going after Russia's customer base, has raised heckles in Moscow, with Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin complaining last month about Saudi "dumping" after he revealed the kingdom was selling oil to refineries in Poland.

Nov 06 09:15

2.1 Million Greeks Face Blackout As Public Power Company Unpaid Bills Soars

Greece’s Public Power Company is angry. The amount of unpaid bills by its customers has reached the astronomic EUR 2.5 billion. The PPC is so angry that it plans to cut the power to those without outstanding debts as soon as possible - a whopping 2.1 million Greeks face darkness.

Nov 06 09:13

The China-Russia-Mongolia Trilateral Gains Steam

As Diplomat authors have reported, trilateralism is all the rage these days. Ministerial-level dialogues sprinkle the sidelines of multilateral gatherings, and often set the tone for the more comprehensive leaders’ summits. For the past two weeks all eyes focused on the highly anticipated China-Japan-South Korea leaders’ summit, which concluded this past weekend. But here’s another big trilateral that you probably haven’t heard much about: China-Mongolia-Russia.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin has remarked himself, cooperation between the three countries only makes sense given their geographic proximity. After their first trilateral summit in September 2014, the three leaders met once more in July 2015. The three countries’ three foreign ministers have met twice in the same time frame.

Nov 06 08:36


The countries we have destroyed have no recourse to restitution.

Our European vassals will have to provide from their own pockets for the refugees that Washington’s wars are sending to them.

As for Americans, they seem to have settled into acquiescence to the brutal police/spy state that has crowded out freedom and democracy.

But Americans could do something about it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "war on terror" is a war against both the citizens of this country, both economic and emotional, and a war against countries which have the rotten back luck of living over, or adjacent to, resources, the US government wishes to expropriate for the benefit of large American corporations.

How to we, members of the Peace Movement, in the US make a difference?!? By educating the people we know with what we know. Don't hit them with everything at once, because it can be overwhelming.

But if there was ever a time to start, it is now, because those who continue to be in power, throughout multiple administrations in this government are collectively salivating for a war against both Russia and China, to destroy both the ruble and the yuan.

And right now, the US military does not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against either country, let alone a military joining of forces against the US.

But the mantra, for all of those who value the good left in this country, must stand together as one and say to the government: 'STOP LYING!! We have had it, and if you think we are too stupid not to understand that underlying agenda that colors the US government narrative, you have obviously been asleep at the switch for the last 30 years."

Nov 06 08:09


Today in Tokyo, Toyota announced that it is investing US $1 billion over the next five years to establish a new R&D arm headquartered in Silicon Valley and focused on artificial intelligence and robotics. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) plans to hire hundreds of engineers to staff a main facility in Palo Alto, Calif., near Stanford University, and a second facility located near MIT in Cambridge, Mass.

Former DARPA program manager Dr. Gill Pratt, anexecutive technical advisor at Toyota, was named CEO of TRI, which will begin operations in January. Toyota president Akio Toyoda said in a press conference that the company pursues innovation and new technologies “to make life better for our customers and society as a whole,” adding that he wanted to “work with Gill not just because he’s an amazing researcher and engineer, but because I believe his goals and motivations are the same as ours.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This research, and the applications thereof, may well radically change the concept of work as we know it.

Nov 06 08:02


Once you go down the rabbit hole, you will discover things that most people don’t know. Here are 40 outrageous facts that most people are clueless about.

Nov 06 07:59


Four Swedish police officers vacationing in New York City were on the subway on Wednesday when a fight broke out. The train operator asked if there were any police riding who could help with the situation. The Scandinavian patrolmen were very soothing and non-aggressive as they de-escalated the situation instead of escalating it, the way we have seen so often from our own men and women in blue.

Nov 06 07:29

Sweden: test case for the new utopia

By Jon Rappoport

The population of Sweden? 9.5 million people.

Only 9.5 million.

This should give you some idea about what is happening there, at ground level, as the migrant wave sweeps in...

Nov 06 05:21

India wants people to turn in their gold

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a program to lure tons of gold from households into the country’s banking system. The program consists of three schemes; a gold monetization scheme, gold sovereign bonds and Indian gold coin.

The gold monetization scheme aims to unlock about 20,000 tons of gold worth over $800 billion lying idle in homes and temples. Under the plan, banks will collect gold for up to 15 years and pay 2.25-2.50 percent interest per year. This is higher than previous rates of around one percent. The government hopes that higher interest rates will help in mobilizing the gold as previous attempts have been unsuccessful.

Nov 06 04:52

UK's internet spy law: How £250m costs could balloon to £2 BILLION

The Home Office has revealed some of the costs associated with its proposed Investigatory Powers law – but the final price tag could arguably run into billions of pounds.

At present, Secretary of State Theresa May's department has estimated a price tag of £247m over a 10-year-period to cover the costs of communications data and oversight.

Government estimates for previous abandoned bids to legislate for greater surveillance of Brits' online activity were far higher. For example, Labour's Interception Modernisation Programme carried a £2bn price tag, while May's Communications Data Bill would have lifted an estimated £1.8bn from the public purse.

However, the current £247m does not take into account the potential costs for interception of bulk personal data and hacking into computer systems. Costs associated with those "policy provisions" are marked as "N/K" – not known.

Nov 06 00:14

First-Time Homebuyers Now at 28-Year Low

The portion of U.S. homebuyers making their first residential purchase fell for a third straight year, and is now at the lowest level since 1987.

Nov 05 19:52

America’s Middle-Class Squeeze-Out

The Chinese restaurant across the street from me – one of the last, reasonably priced joints in the neighborhood – closed last weekend. Their lease was up for renewal and the rent increased from $5,000 a month to $25,000.

Nov 05 19:19

The Most-Popular U.S. Presidential Candidate Blames the Poor

The most-liked U.S. Presidential candidate believes that it’s okay to be born poor, but that anyone who stays poor is remaining poor because he or she is lazy. He also says that those poor people are trying to find excuses for their own laziness when they blame their adversities on other causes than themselves, such as the prejudices of others, or wrong governmental policies, or bad luck; and he is especially opposed to governmental policies that aim to provide special advantages to poor people: he believes that this liberalism only encourages the laziness of those people.

Nov 05 18:25

Dunedin parking ticket machines read new (bank) notes as forgeries

(Aren't they all forgeries?)
New Zealand's new $5 and $10 banknotes have bamboozled Dunedin's parking ticket machines, which have been classifying the new notes as forgeries.

Ticketing machines around the city have been unable to marry the imagery on the new notes, released last month, with what they are programmed to accept.

Software updates would provide the solution, and would be in place for some of the city's machines as early as today, Dunedin City Council fleet and parking operations team leader Reece Smith said.
All the new banknotes. Photo / RBNZ
All the new banknotes. Photo / RBNZ

The council's seven affected machines were in its three parking buildings, but they were still accepting credit cards, eftpos cards and other forms of cash.

The machines would not accept the new notes because they were set up to be extremely sensitive to fake banknotes.

Any changes to the notes registered as a forgery, Mr Smith said.

Nov 05 18:22

Global piracy site run out of house in Mt Wellington (NZ)

Hollywood studios have shut down a huge global piracy website being run from a house in suburban Auckland.

Local representatives of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) revealed the unnamed owner of the operation was the subject of a multi-million lawsuit lodged with the High Court on October 12.

The lawsuit was settled out of court and studios are declining to identify the New Zealander who ran the operation - called YTS - and the associated outfit - called YIFY.

According to the MPAA the Mt Wellington house was the base for one of the world's most prolific groups involved in the illegal replication of copyrighted content offering over 4500 infringing movie titles online.

Due to the secrecy over the deal the Herald has been unable to reach the man and get his version of events, but the closure of YTS is the biggest ever action against a movie pirating operation In New Zealand.

Nov 05 18:13

British ex-bankers convicted in US in interest rate trial

Two British ex-bankers have been convicted of conspiring to manipulate a key interest rate to earn money for their bank and colleagues who traded securities affected by interest rates.

Anthony Allen, 44, shook his head and dropped his head onto a table in Manhattan federal court as guilty verdicts were announced on conspiracy to conduct wire fraud and bank fraud and 18 other charges carrying potential penalties of decades in prison.

His co-defendant, Anthony Conti, 46, was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and eight other charges stemming from a Justice Department probe of what Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell described as a "global fraud scheme." He also could face decades in prison, though they are both likely to face far less.

Nov 05 15:45

'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare

As expert analysis of the long-shrouded, newly publicized TransPacific Partnership (TPP) final text continued to roll out on Thursday, consensus formed around one fundamental assessment of the 12-nation pact: It's worse than we thought.

"From leaks, we knew quite a bit about the agreement, but in chapter after chapter the final text is worse than we expected with the demands of the 500 official U.S. trade advisers representing corporate interests satisfied to the detriment of the public interest," said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.

In fact, Public Citizen charged, the TPP rolls back past public interest reforms to the U.S. trade model while expanding problematic provisions demanded by the hundreds of official U.S. corporate trade advisers who had a hand in the negotiations while citizens were left in the dark.

Nov 05 15:20

Russia Suspends Certification of Boeing 737 Jetliners

An agency that oversees civil aviation in Russia said Thursday it is suspending the certification of Boeing 737 planes used by Russian airlines pending resolution of safety concerns.

The move comes amid speculation about the cause of Saturday's fatal Russian airliner crash in Egypt, but there was no indication the action was connected to the disaster. That crash was of an Airbus 321, a plane similar to the 737 in range and passenger capacity.

Nov 05 15:18

The “War On Terror” Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily betrayed by Washington and by the presstitute media.

The consequences of the deceit, gullibility, and betrayal are horrendous for Americans, for millions of peoples in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, and for Washington’s European vassals.

The consequences for Americans are an aborted Constitution, a police/spy state and rising resentment and hatred of America around the world.

The consequences for peoples in Somolia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and Ukraine have been massive deaths and dislocations, infrastructure destruction, internal conflicts, birth defects, invasions, bombings, drones. Millions of peoples have been murdered by Washington’s pursuit of hegemony, and millions have been turned into refugees.

Nov 05 14:53

This City Will Fine You Literally Anything: “Including Mismatching Drapes and Front Yard Grilling”

It'd be funny if it weren't so scary – with a cap on traffic ticket revenue, police are fining residents for literally anything, including mismatching drapes and front lawn BBQs.

"This case demonstrates that property rights are civil rights. The city of Pagedale is ticketing people for harmless things and activities within their very own home. If the city can reach into a person's home and tell them what their drapes have to look like, then they're not really free," attorney William Mauer stated.

Revenue generation at its most chilling.


Nov 05 14:47

London stocks trail after Bank of England’s growth forecast

The Bank of England’s forecast on growth outlook leaves London stocks in red with benchmark FTSE 100 index sliding 0.28 percent on Thursday.

Nov 05 14:16

Tourists Are Flocking to Moscow's Cheap Prices

In the first 9 months of 2015, Moscow has seen over two million tourists visit the city.

Because of a cheaper Ruble, a vacation in Moscow costs 1.5 times less than in Berlin, 2.3 times less than in London, and 3 times less than in Paris. The cost for two in a three star hotel in Moscow’s center during New Year’s (Russia’s most important holiday) is presumed to be about 30 thousand Rubles. A similar accommodation in Berlin, long known for its low prices, will go for 46 thousand Rubles, in London for 69 thousand Rubles, and in Paris, a whopping 87 thousand Rubles!

Nov 05 13:33

Deadly Bear Market Trap Danger? Mike Swanson

Nov 05 13:21


Having disappeared from the daily headline news, Greece - whose political sovereignty may or may not exist any more, following the farcical development from this summer's "referendum" and the subsequent third bailout - was supposed to be fixed, if only for the time being, and its economy and society back on a normally functioning track. Sadly, that appears to not be the case as the following scene which just unfolded earlier today in front of the parliament building in Athens suggests.

Nov 05 12:54

Trump Accuses Fed of Not Raising Rates Because Obama “Doesn’t Want a Bubble Burst” Until He Leaves

Is Trump now loud enough to steer the actions of the Fed, which has otherwise proved immovable?

Yellen is “keeping the economy going, barely,” Trump told The Hill. “The reason they’re keeping the interest rate down is Obama doesn’t want to have a recession-slash-depression during his administration.”


Nov 05 12:47

Bank Of Ireland Bans "Small" Cash Withdrawals At Branches

As central planners the world over grapple with the effective “lower bound” that’s imposed by the existence of physical banknotes, there’s been no shortage of calls for a ban on cash.

Put simply, if you eliminate physical currency, you also eliminate the idea of a floor for depo rates.

After all, if people can’t withdraw paper money and stash it under the mattress, then interest rates can be as negative as the government wants them to be in order to “encourage” consumption. If, for instance, you’re being charged 10% for saving your money, then by God you will probably spend that money rather than see the bank collect a double-digit fee just for holding on to your paycheck.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The main reason the banks want to ban cash is to avoid bank runs when they get into trouble. People will be unable to withdraw their money from the banks, only move it to another bank.

Nov 05 12:37

Stock Buy Back Schemes Failing. John Rubino

Nov 05 12:18

How Low Can Gold Go?