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America’s easy credit bubble started in 2001. Rome’s prior to 10 BC. We know the results of both.

Is China now blowing a huge credit bubble which will lead to a giant crash down the line?

Pettis thinks so …

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/08/the-real-reason-chinas-economy-is-crashing.html


And a U.S. news service didn’t have the balls to report it. From UK Reuters – the U.S. media has not reported this:

S&P 500 and DOW Circuit Breakers Hit

They let the market run when it’s spiraling higher non-stop, but they can’t take it when the forces of nature take the market back the other way. This country is just as bad, if not worse, than China…

NYSE circuit breaker

Blame it on China. Ignore the fact that the primary source of all of the world’s bubbles is the U.S. dollar bubble. How’s that interest hike looking next month, Janet?

The more I considered all of the evidence, the more I am convinced that China knew exactly what it was doing when it initiated its yuan devaluation. It knew that the bubbles in the U.S. were being driven by the U.S. dollar and debt soured carry trades.

China was the first to fold its cards and sprint for the exist – before the exit became too crowded to get out. Everyone was looking at their Treasury holdings – their cards laying face-up on the table. It was the trump cared in their hand that no one saw coming…

Well played, China.


‘The photograph shows five men harvesting opium a couple of hundred metres from Camp Bastion perimeter defences, seen in the foreground.

Not only was this illegal drug production being carried out in the shadow of ISAF’s Main Operating Base, it was being done under the protection of British soldiers. Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Army and RAF) were protecting this man’s cash crop from illicit ‘taxation’ by the Afghan National Police or Army.

The duplicity is in what the Ministry of Defence tell people we are doing, and what we are actually doing. As this photo was taken there was a World Service edition of ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ playing. The particular BBC correspondent, Quentin Sommerville, was ‘embedded’ with British soldiers in Helmand, who were assisting in the destruction of poppy fields. This must raise the question as to why poppy fields on the edge of Bastion’s airfield were protected whilst another farmer’s crop in a neighboring valley was destroyed?’

Read more: Afghan Opium Harvesting Protected by British Occupation Forces


Nestle has found itself more and more frequently in the glare of the California drought-shame spotlight than it would arguably care to be — though not frequently enough, apparently, for the megacorporation to have spontaneously sprouted a conscience.

Drought-shaming worked sufficiently enough for Starbucks to stop bottling water in the now-arid state entirely, uprooting its operations all the way to Pennsylvania. But Nestle simply shrugged off public outrage and then upped the ante by increasing its draw from natural springs — most notoriously in the San Bernardino National Forest — with an absurdly expired permit.

Because profit, of course. Or, perhaps more befittingly, theft. But you get the idea.

Nestle has somehow managed the most sweetheart of deals for its Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water, which is ostensibly sourced from Arrowhead Springs — and which also happens to be located on public land in a national forest.

In 2013, the company drew 27 million gallons of water from 12 springs in Strawberry Canyon for the brand — apparently by employing rather impressive legerdemain — considering the permit to do so expired in 1988.

But, as Nestle will tell you, that really isn’t cause for concern since it swears it is a good steward of the land and, after all, that expired permit’s annual fee has been diligently and faithfully paid in full — all $524 of it

http://theantimedia.org/nestle-pays-only-524-to-exract-27000000-gallons-of-california-drinking-water/


American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern has long portrayed her organization as a beacon of openness, once declaring “we made a commitment that we want to lead the effort in transparency.”

But when the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, opened an inquiry last year into the Red Cross’ disaster work, McGovern tried to get it killed behind the scenes.

 “I would like to respectfully request that you consider us meeting face-to-face rather than requesting information via letter and end the GAO inquiry that is currently underway,” McGovern wrote in a June 2014 letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

McGovern sent the letter, which was obtained by ProPublica and NPR, after meeting with Thompson, the ranking member of the homeland security committee. At the request of Thompson’s office, the GAO had earlier that year started an inquiry into the Red Cross’ federally mandated role responding to disasters and whether the group gets enough oversight.

https://www.propublica.org/article/red-cross-ceo-tried-to-kill-government-investigation?utm_source=et&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter&utm_content&utm_name


‘When Dr. Jack Wolfson, an Arizona cardiologist, spoke out recently regarding the potential dangers of vaccines in the wake of an artificial “measles” crisis at Disneyland last fall, he likely did not anticipate how aggressively he would be attacked by the Big Pharma vaccine-industrial complex.

As noted by NaturalNews editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, in a July 20 article, perhaps Wolfson should have seen the criticism coming. After all, Adams wrote, the vaccine pushers “routinely” accuse “anyone who questions the party line on vaccines as being a danger to society.”

Adams further observed, regarding Wolfson’s treatment:’

Read more: Modern-day ‘science’ demands absolute obedience and conformity to industry claims; all dissenters must be silenced and punished


 

‘Vaccine-induced autoimmunity will be the undoing of civilization if it remains on the fringes of the national conversation concerning vaccination policy. More children than ever before now suffer from chronic health conditions that were virtually unheard of prior to the advent of vaccines, and yet few in the modern medical profession are willing to face this elephant in the room and say enough is enough.

Let’s just be frank here for a moment: vaccines aren’t “safe and effective” as is so-often claimed, and the scientific literature is replete with undeniable evidence that vaccine components are triggering a wave of health conditions that, depending upon an individual’s unique genetic makeup, manifest as things like food allergies, multiple sclerosis, narcolepsy and various other chronic maladies.’

Read more: Narcolepsy, brain damage, and autoimmunity: the dark side of the vaccine agenda


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At this point, it almost feels like kicking someone while he’s down. Jeb Bush can’t even stand up to Donald Trump, let alone his own growing series of scandals.

In the latest revelation from David Sirota and team at International Business Daily, we learn that:

For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses.

But for Jeb Bush personally, his enduring relationship with Lehman would prove lucrative. In 2007, just as he left office, Bush secured a job as a Lehman consultant for $1.3 million a year, Bloomberg reported.

Next time, please just ride off into the sunset and paint landscapes with your brother.

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/08/19/how-jeb-bush-funneled-pension-money-to-lehman-before-getting-a-1-3-million-a-year-consulting-job-at-the-firm/


Why is Israel’s nuclear arsenal not mentioned in Iran deal debate?, McClatchy DC

Israel has as many as 100 nuclear warheads and systems to deliver them

But U.S. officials don’t mention them under a 1969 agreement

Iranian nukes would challenge Israel’s unique Middle East position

BY JONATHAN S. LANDAY jlanday@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON , 19 Aug 15, 

There’s one major issue that President Barack Obama, his supporters and his critics assiduously have avoided as they battle over the deal designed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons: Israel’s own nuclear arsenal.

An open secret for decades, the Israeli stockpile is estimated at some 80-100 warheads, though Israel refuses to confirm or deny its existence under a policy of deliberate ambiguity. The arsenal was developed as the ultimate guarantor of the Jewish state’s survival against threats from its hostile neighborhood.

Yet as the sides joust over the Iran deal’s impact on Israel’s security, Obama has been silent on the Israeli arsenal as a potential deterrent against Iranian cheating on the accord. Opponents, led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, haven’t touched the issue, either. And it hasn’t figured in the public hearings that Congress is holding as part of a 60-day review that will culminate in a Republican-led bid to kill the Iran accord next month.

To some experts, the fierce debate over whether the Iran deal endangers Israel or makes it safer will be incomplete and misleading as long as it skirts the Middle East’s only nuclear arms stockpile………http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article31470917.html


Last year, when alternative economic analysts were warning that the commodities crush and oil crash just after the taper of QE3 were blaring signals for a downshift in all other financial indicators, the general response in the mainstream was that we were overreacting and paranoid and that the commodities jolt was temporary. Perhaps the fact needs repeating that it’s not paranoia if they are really out to get you.

Only a short time later, it is truly amazing how the rhetoric from the mainstream economic yes-men is changing. The blind analysts who were cheerleading for the nonexistent global recovery are now being carefully relegated to the janitor’s closet over at The New York Times, where Paul Krugman’s office should be. Media outlets are begrudgingly admitting to global instabilities like, for instance, a U.S. interest rate hike leading to a return to recession. (Special note to the mainstream media: Take away the fruitless manipulation of indicators through Fed stimulus, and we never left the recession.) They also are now forced to acknowledge that China’s market crash and yuan devaluation have far-reaching implications for global crisis, whereas a year ago the claim was that China’s problems would stay in China. Even China’s own media are now warning of the chain of fiscally interdependent economies and what the nation’s downturn means for everyone.

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2674-economic-crisis-goes-mainstream-what-happens-next


21st Century Wire says…

More than any other single event in American history, the attacks of September 11, 2001 have carved a special, albeit dark place in the nation psyche.

Many have asked: is the official narrative based more on myth, than fact?

“Revisiting 9/11 through the lens of television news…”


http://www.smoking-mirrors.com/2015/08/the-obvious-plots-of-servants-of.html

I want to reflect back on the previous reflection in The Petri Dish. I know that not everyone is fond of my occasional commentary on the gender bending trend going on through this bankrupt culture and the thoroughly compromised educational system. Here is one glaring example of what I have been talking about but… more importantly, the area I have been concerned with. As I have been to great and sometimes unrewarding pains to communicate, my concern is not for whom others have sexual congress with in a mutually consenting manner. My concern is the political use to which this whole trend is being put.

When one studies the ends to which gender issues are being directed by the clinically insane among us, we see that there are no limits in sight.

On several occasions we have pointed out that the sexual force is THE FORCE in creation and we have pointed out that it operates at EVERY LEVEL. Here, in the words of Swami Vivekananda, we have an explanation of the meaning of this force, as it translates into angelic language or devolves into the blasphemies of demons.

Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda

There is a great deal of confusion in modern times about sexuality and the serpent. Some say the serpent is good and some say bad. I say the serpent is God at the high end and that being a force it can be applied on many levels and not all of them good by any stretch of definition. Fundies say that God is Jehovah. More intelligent and informed minds consider Jehovah to be a demonic entity and I concur in this. Religion has been hijacked by the dark side in this Kali Yuga and everything we get has been distorted beyond recognition or cleverly redefined as something it is not. There is a reason that certain religions have labeled the serpent as evil and at the level that they exercise it, I have to concur. It is not the case at every level. The snake in the grass can be raised up into the everlasting light.

Lord Buddha Vasuki snake Naga Serpent

There are a lot of perspectives on the Jehovah character.

As for the ones who are the primary agents of the perversion of religion, cultures and economies, all kinds of things have been said and by now- looking at the evidence of these times and who it is that is behind the twisting and morphing of contemporary culture, there can be no doubt that the Zio Con Tribe of bankers and Satanists are the engineers of disorder. When you are either too stupid or too much of a coward to recognize this, you are a worthy inheritor of your fate. Thankfully, awakening is coming. Unfortunately it is not coming to all in equal measure or at the same time.

In the drama of dream life there are those that are saved and those that are lost. One can go mad seeking to understand the subtleties of the why of it all. This is where a faith in the absolute comes in handy because one knows without knowing that all is as it should be, regardless of ones understanding of it. On the other hand, the dark side understands this principle and uses that understanding to its own ends by requiring a blind faith on the parts of those seduced into the religions controlled by them. This faith is in a creator that does not and never did exist.

They pervert the basic truths of existence and make what is evil seem good and what is good seem evil. This is what they have done with the serpent in their religious texts. This serpent is the force that moves in the human form and which in the fortunate and industrious, manifests as Godhead. When you make the serpent evil, you also set the groundwork for making sexual force evil and from this it is not a great difficulty to form a repressive culture and government ruled by edicts, customs and traditions that make it possible for those in charge to engage in all the things they forbid to everyone else. Those so favored by this dynamic are in no mind to oppose what has made them fortunate, so you get a general acquiescence across the board and seldom ever does anyone in a fortunate state speak out against their state and status. We live in a conspiracy of silence because they know what it will cost them if they speak out and they know that evidence of their crimes is in the hands of those they would speak out against them. You see, those running things make sure that they have each other sewn up.

Those running the joint and who are servants of the dark side, have been at their plots for some time. You shouldn’t be confused about what these people are up to and why they are up to it. These are the ones from whom all curses flow. What they did in other places and other times, they now seek to do in these places and these times. One of their own, since converted to another understanding, is relentlessly employed at exposing them.

This is why you see me writing about this subject, not because I give a tinker’s damn for who anyone sleeps with. It could be that some of these things offend the cosmic view on what is correct and what is not but I am not the one to pass judgment on any of it. Scripture has what it has to say and they are all pretty much in accord but scripture has been twisted out of shape to a degree that it cannot be depended on for everything. Obviously, a lot of scripture is clear, precise and inspired but when dealing with the sort of things that the Apostle Paul gave way too much of his time to, there’s a little too much hard and fixed. It seems like whenever religious sorts get into making the rules for right living, they over indulge in restrictions on forces and circumstance and human nature which they do not fully understand. We have no clear evidence of whether anything happened to Paul on the road to Damascus and all the stories to follow are just stories ALTHOUGH they may all be true and I am not saying here that it is more likely true or untrue. I, quite simply, do not know. I am only saying there are a lot of reasons for doubt given that history is mostly lies and that many of the lies, especially the religious ones, were composed by those same people who are so busy seeking to destroy western civilization with the cowed assistance of the inhabitants.

We know who the enemy is to some extent but our primary enemy is within and resonates with the enemy at large. If we cannot free ourselves within we will never be free without. We will never be free unless we are united with the inner light which provides an understanding of all we see and all we are and this is why we strive to be approved and a workman worthy of his hire, which is what that part of scripture that I hold to be true has to say.

These days, any criticism leveled at the way the servants of darkness do business puts one in danger of being labeled an agent of intolerance and discrimination. They have set up a tidy little scam where anyone who tells the truth puts themselves at risk. The truth is Anti-Semitic. Any sane and rational person knows what’s going on. Some even have the courage to speak it but… for the many, their fear of loss and censure is greater than their love of truth and so all integrity and honor are bled out of them by increments. The road to dishonor and corruption is build out of small lies and compromises that may not seem like much at all individually but they add up and worse… they lead to ever greater sins.

This is not an easy path that we walk but it is the only path I know of and the end result surely (in my mind) justifies the suffering that attends it.

Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha

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‘Almost 2 million people in California and the Midwest live on aquifer sites which have up to 180 times the safe level of uranium, according to a recent study by US researchers.
Some 275,000 groundwater samples were taken for evaluation, and it turns out that many Americans live about a kilometer from wells that are uranium-polluted, scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln discovered.

Seventy-eight percent of the pollution comes from nitrate, the contaminator deriving from chemical fertilizers and animal waste. Nitrates oxidize uranium, making it soluble in groundwater.’

Read more: Two million people in California, Midwest drink uranium-contaminated water – study

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You have probably heard of the groom’s name – Jesus Christ. But you are unlikely to have heard of his bride – Indiana high school teacher Jessica Hayes.

The 38-year-old joined an elite band of ‘consecrated virgins’ when she got ‘married’ to the son of God in downtown Fort Wayne at the weekend.

The virgins are similar to nuns in that they live chaste lives in the service of God. But they do not live in convents and they are not obliged to take on any particular work for the Catholic Church.

However, most volunteer for their local diocese or Church associations.

Hayes, a theology teacher at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, said she decided to become an consecrated virgin after years of prayer and soul-searching

Bride of Jesus: Jessica Hayes, 38, (above) married her true love on Saturday at a church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades conducted the ceremony

Bride of Jesus: Jessica Hayes, 38, (above) married her true love on Saturday at a church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades conducted the ceremony


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‘The Tianjin explosion was waged as an act of “kinetic retaliation” by the Pentagon in response to China’s currency war Yuan devaluation, according to dissident sources from mainland China. The Chinese government has put in place unprecedented secrecy surrounding the mysterious explosion, and aggressive police state tactics are now being invoked to control the flow of information surrounding this event.

“Last week’s explosions sent massive fireballs into the sky and hurled burning debris across the industrial area at the world’s 10th-largest port, burning out buildings and shattering windows kilometres away,” reports the Daily Mail UK.’

Read more: ‘Chinese dissidents’ claim Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon

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