Archived Alerts 6/01/13 – 6/15/13

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6.10.13 – Premeditated massacre: Police showcase Santa Monica gunman arsenal

[stextbox id=”x22report”]So it begins, the shootings with the weapons they are trying to ban.  Seems to convenient doesn’t it. This is a lead up to a bigger false flag. They are just paving the way to the big false flag. [/stextbox]

  • The gunman who went on bloody shooting spree in Santa Monica on Friday killing four and injuring five more, planned the attack in advance and was carrying a handgun and a rifle along with some 1,300 rounds of ammunition.
  • “Any time someone puts on a vest, of some sort, comes out with a bag full of loaded magazines, has an extra receiver, has a handgun and has a semi-automatic rifle, carjacks folks, goes to a college, kills more people and has to be neutralized at the hands of the police, I would say that that’s premeditated,” said Santa Monica police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.
  • The killer, 23, could not be identified as his next of kin was out of the country. The gunman had an unspecified “contact” with the police in 2006 when he was a juvenile, according to authorities.
  • Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the killings at Santa Monica College, a two-year school with about 34,000 students, where the shooter was gunned down by police forces on Friday.
  • The gunman looked calm and composed as he fired, said college employee Joe Orcutt.
  • “He’s just standing there, like he’s modeling for some ammo magazine,” he said, “seeing who he could shoot, one bullet at a time, like target practice.”
  • The violence started a mile away from the school when the gunman began shooting at a house, as it caught on fire. The killings began as a domestic violence incident, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to Associated Press. The victims in the house, the gunman’s father and brother, were later found inside dead.

 

Weapons and gear used by the shooting suspect on Friday's crime spree is put on display for the media by the Santa Monica Police Department in Santa Monica, California, June 8, 2013 (Reuters / Jonathan Alcorn)

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6.10.13 – Turkey police crush protests, govt refuses to resign

  • As thousands continue to stage violent protests in Turkey for 10 straight days, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has refused to resign, blasting the protesters as “marginal” extremists. He also called on supporters to hold a pro-government rally.
  • Riot police forcefully dispersed crowds of demonstrators in Istanbul and the Turkish capital of Ankara, where protesters gathered in front of the US Embassy to throw rocks and shoot fireworks at police. Numerous injuries were reported after riot police used teargas and water cannons, and beat back protesters with batons.
  • Clashes also erupted in the major western city of Izmir and the city of Adana in the south. In Istanbul’s western Gazi neighborhood, rioters hurled projectiles and taunted police, AFP reported.
  • Demonstrations calling for the resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have been held in 78 cities across the country for 10 successive days. The mass protests have killed three and injured some 5,000 others.
  • Speaking to supporters on Sunday, Erdogan vowed he would not resign or hold early elections: “We can only be accountable to the people of Turkey, not marginal groups. And we can be accountable at the ballot boxes. The people of Turkey brought us here, and only the people of Turkey can send us away. At this point, no one but the Turkish people has the power to send us away.”
  • “Those who burn, those who destroy, and those who attack are called vandals. So, with all due respect, those who back them are in the same family,” he added.

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6.10.13 – NSA: Everyone’s a Terrorist | Brainwash Update

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6.10.13 – U.S. Suffers Biggest Pay Drop On Record, As Workers Squeezed Tighter

  • The economic “recovery” just keeps getting worse for the average worker: U.S. employers squeezed their employees even harder than usual in the first quarter, leading to the biggest drop in hourly pay on record.
  • Hourly pay for nonfarm workers fell at a 3.8 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday. This was the biggest quarterly decline since the BLS started keeping track in 1947. Some of the drop was payback for a 9.9 percent surge in hourly pay in the fourth quarter of 2012, as employers shoveled money out the door to avoid tax changes they expected to take place in 2013.
  • But there have been plenty of such quarterly pay increases in the past. Many were even bigger. Some went on for several quarters at a time. And never has there been such a steep pay drop in response as there was in the first quarter of this year.
  • Smoothing out the quarterly ups and downs doesn’t make the picture look any better. Hourly worker pay rose just 1.9 percent in 2012, a pitiful increase that barely kept up with the 1.8 percent gain in the consumer price index. That was the third-weakest annual increase in hourly pay since 1947, topping only the 1.4 percent gain in 2009 and a 1.8-percent gain in 1994.
  • Hourly pay has grown by just 2 percent per year, on average, for the past four years, the weakest four-year stretch on record. At the same time, corporate profits are at record highs, and until a recent swoon, the stock market was setting records, too. Workers haven’t been reaping the rewards, but their employers have been.
  • The economy hasn’t been getting much out of the bargain lately, either. Worker productivity — hour output per hour worked — gained 0.5 percent in the first quarter, according to the BLS. That’s weaker than the 0.7 percent gain in all of 2012 or the 0.6 percent gain in all of 2011. Productivity is down dramatically from average annual gains of 3 percent in 2009 and 2010.

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6.10.13 – BREAKING: US to Blame China on NSA Scandal. Chinese Warships Enter American Waters. Japanese Troops Drill with Marines in CA

  • Rising Red tide: China encircles U.S. by sailing warships in American waters, arming neighbors
  • China has been quietly taking steps to encircle the United States by arming western hemisphere states, seeking closer military, economic, and diplomatic ties to U.S. neighbors, and sailing warships into U.S. maritime zones.
  • The strategy is a Chinese version of what Beijing has charged is a U.S. strategy designed to encircle and “contain” China. It is also directed at countering the Obama administration’s new strategy called the pivot to Asia. The pivot calls for closer economic, diplomatic, and military ties to Asian states that are increasingly concerned about Chinese encroachment throughout that region.
  • Obama urged to ‘punch’ China
  • A leading U.S. manufacturing group on Monday called on President Obama to take a tough line on China when he holds his first summit with new Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of the week in California.
  • Even as Chinese companies are stepping up their acquisitions in the American market, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), suggested the Obama administration should “punch back hard” against the Chinese for recent national security and economic intrusions of U.S. military and business targets.

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6.09.13 – Iran ups cyber attacks on Israeli computers: Netanyahu

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Building the propaganda to get into war.  Hard to prove if the cyber attack is coming from Iran. Cyber attacks can be bounced off many servers and the last server is the only server you see. So this is just more BS to get us into war[/stextbox]

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran and its Palestinian and Lebanese allies on Sunday of carrying out “non-stop” cyber attacks on major computer systems in his country.
  • He gave no details on the number of attacks but said “vital national systems” had been targeted. Water, power and banking sites were also under threat, he added.
  • “In the past few months, we have identified a significant increase in the scope of cyber attacks on Israel by Iran. These attacks are carried out directly by Iran and through its proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah,” he told a conference on cyber warfare in his country’s commercial hub Tel Aviv.
  • “Despite the non-stop attacks on us, you hear only about a few of them because we thwart most of them,” he added.
  • Netanyahu established a national cyber directorate in 2011 charged with protecting Israel’s computer systems from disruption.
  • Israel and the United States are widely believed to be behind a series of cyber attacks in recent years against an Iranian nuclear program they say is aimed at developing atomic weapons. Iran says its nuclear activities are peaceful.

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6.09.13 – Secret cyber directive calls for ability to attack without warning

[stextbox id=”x22report”]WARNING: The president has now taken steps towards a cyber attack hitting the U.S.  Presidential Policy Directive 20 indicates the government believes cyberattacks, known as “Offensive Cyber Effects Operations,” or OCEO, are becoming common and that cyberwar could be just around the corner.  Everything is accelerating and they are putting everything into place. Please read the last section, the document acknowledges that cyber operations could come with collateral damage[/stextbox]

  • President Obama called on national security leaders to develop destructive cyberwarfare capabilities that could be triggered with “little or no warning” against adversaries around the world, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
  • Presidential Policy Directive 20, issued to national security and intelligence officials in October, includes an array of procedures to ensure that cyberattacks are lawful and minimize damage. But in bureaucratic language, the directive indicates the government believes cyberattacks, known as “Offensive Cyber Effects Operations,” or OCEO, are becoming common and that cyberwar could be just around the corner.
  • “OCEO can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance U.S. national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging,” the document said. “The United States government shall identify potential targets of national importance where OCEO can offer favorable balance of effectiveness and risk as compared with other instruments of national power.”
  • The leak of the document could complicate Saturday summit talks between Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, during which Obama is expected to complain about Chinese cyberspying and theft of American trade secrets. Cyber-specialists take it for granted that the United States and China are already engaged in a struggle in cyberspace.
  • Those summit talks come just days after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaking to troops in Hawaii, warned, “Cyber is one of those quiet, deadly, insidious unknowns you can’t see.”
  • “It’s in the ether — it’s not one big navy sailing into a port or one big army crossing a border or squadrons of fighter planes,” he said. “This is a very difficult but real and dangerous threat. There is no higher priority for our country than this issue.”
  • The document acknowledges that cyber operations could come with collateral damage. Cyber operations, “even for subtle and clandestine operations, may generate cyber effects in locations other than the intended target, with potential unintended or collateral consequences that may effect U.S. national interests in many locations.”

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6.09.13 – Michelle Obama’s ‘Plan B’ Gun Control Effort

[stextbox id=”x22report”]They are doing everything they can to get the guns away from the people.  There will be another false flag event which will involve a bloody shootout like the march on the capitals on July 4th of this year or it could be anything where they can’t show that gun owners are crazy. They are also trying to brainwash the children and teaching them that guns are bad and only showing one side of the story.  What is very interesting is that the cities that have the strongest gun control laws and gun free zones have a lot of crime and murders. Here is the program called Project Sentry that they are teaching our children. This is from the assembly my children attended and this is the document they received.[/stextbox]

  • Plan B is not just a controversial morning-after pill; it’s also an effort on Michelle Obama’s part to paint anyone who doesn’t agree with her husband’s restrictive gun measures as people who are willing to force children to live their lives in terror. Michelle attempted to paint that picture during an interview with Lee Cowan on “CBS Sunday Morning,” when she dredged up sob stories from her gun violence visit to Chicago last month.
  • The first lady said that after delivering her speech on gun violence in April, she was amazed at the extent to which Chicago’s children were forced to live in subjugation to the fear of being shot. Thus, the unspoken premise of Michelle Obama’s comments is that the cure for children in Chicago being dominated by the fear of being killed by a stray bullet is to subjugate the entire nation’s Second Amendment rights.
  • Michelle shared that students at Harper High School in Englewood, Illinois told her, “Every day they wake up and wonder whether they’re going to make it out of school alive.” Mrs. Obama said, “I mean, every single kid worries about their own death, or the death of someone, every single day.” Michelle Obama uttering those words is a prime example of liberal duplicity. This is a woman who supports 3,500 babies a day being aborted, and she’s preaching to us about teenagers who, no thanks to her or her husband, miraculously made it out of the womb alive — not making it out of school alive?
  • To add insult to injury, Mrs. Obama then said “we” have an “obligation to these kids” to try again. When Mrs. Obama uses words like “obligation to these…” anything, it’s a clear sign that hubby, on behalf of some victimized group, believes he is bound to a higher authority than Congress and is probably out searching desperately for some way to circumvent the law.
  • Michelle Obama, savior of America’s children, then pointed out, “We have millions of kids living in these kinds of circumstances who are doing everything right.” What she forgot to mention was that, despite restrictive gun laws already in place, children living in Chicago “who are doing everything right” will still be victimized by those in Chicago, children or otherwise, who will continue to do everything wrong.

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6.09.13 – The Road to World War 3


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6.09.13 – Sequestration – It’s Just Beginning

  • Evidence of the sequester remains elusive. The warning signs that we track closely – initial jobless claims, Richmond Fed, personal income and payrolls – do not show any material deterioration that we can attribute to the sequester. One mystery is why personal income of government workers has not contracted, as fewer hours worked should equal less pay. The answer, BofAML notes, is simple – it’s just beginning…
  • Close to a million federal employees have been told that they will be furloughed for several days this year, but the number that has actually started to take furlough days is quite low.

  • We expect aggregate government worker income to decline in May given that furloughs started in late May.
  • The first day of government wide furloughs was on May 24, when roughly 115,000 federal workers, or 5% of the total federal work force, stayed home without pay.
  • However, with the majority of the furloughs not kicking in until the beginning of July, including the Pentagon’s 680,000 furloughs beginning July 8, the real income shock will not show up until the July personal income and outlay report on August 30.

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6.09.13 – The NSA’s “Boundless Informant” Collects 3 Billion Intelligence Pieces From US Computer Networks In One Month

[stextbox id=”x22report”]This is how it begins, laws to take away the people’s rights, the people agree, then they just take them in secret, then they have one set of laws for them and another set for the people. There is now a disconnect between the government and the people. The government believes they are above the people and they need to control the people. [/stextbox]

  • There’s one reason why the administration, James Clapper and the NSA should just keep their mouths shut as the PRISM-gate fallout escalates: with every incremental attempt to refute some previously unknown facet of the US Big Brother state, a new piece of previously unleaked information from the same intelligence organization now scrambling for damage control, emerges and exposes the brand new narrative as yet another lie, forcing even more lies, more retribution against sources, more journalist persecution and so on.
  • The latest piece of news once again comes from the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald who this time exposes the NSA’s datamining tool “Boundless Informant” which according to leaked documents collected 97 billion pieces of intelligence from computer networks worldwide in March 2013 alone, and “3 billion pieces of intelligence from US computer networks over a 30-day period.”
  • This is summarized in the chart below which shows that only the middle east has more active NSA-espionage than the US. Also, Obama may not want to show Xi the activity heatmap for China, or else the whole “China is hacking us” script may promptly fall apart.
  • Using simple, non-AES 256 breaking math, 3 billion per month amounts to some 100 million intrusions into the US per day, or looked at from another perspective, just a little more than the “zero” which James Clapper vouched announced earlier today is the applicable number of US citizens falling under the NSA’s espionage mandate: “Section 702 cannot be used to intentionally target any U.S. citizen, or any other U.S. person, or to intentionally target any person known to be in the United States.” Oops.
  • But it gets worse for the NSA. As the Guardian reports, “Emmel, the NSA spokeswoman, told the Guardian: “Current technology simply does not permit us to positively identify all of the persons or locations associated with a given communication (for example, it may be possible to say with certainty that a communication traversed a particular path within the internet. It is harder to know the ultimate source or destination, or more particularly the identity of the person represented by the TO:, FROM: or CC: field of an e-mail address or the abstraction of an IP address). Thus, we apply rigorous training and technological advancements to combine both our automated and manual (human) processes to characterize communications – ensuring protection of the privacy rights of the American people. This is not just our judgment, but that of the relevant inspectors general, who have also reported this.”
  • In other words, Americans are absolutely the target of billions of monthly intrusions, but said data “mining” is exempted because it is difficult to identify in advance if a US citizen is implicated in any metadata chain.

 

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6.09.13 – The Pentagon pivoting dance

  • When Pentagon head Chuck Hagel dropped into Southeast Asia this past weekend to spin Washington’s pivoting, no one was exactly expecting a Moses-like moment.
  • At the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore – Southeast Asia’s top annual security conference – the usual cascade of euphemisms adorned the perennial notion of the US as a benign superpower. Something as crude as “pivoting” was hardly mentioned; it was rather a matter of “strategic balance”, or “rebalancing” involving the “Indo-Pacific”.
  • The fact remains that the Pentagon up to 2020 will transfer more air power, including tactical aircraft and bombers; US Army troops and Marines; and a variety of high-tech weaponry to the Asia-Pacific – no matter its downsized budget. And then there’s 60% of the US Navy, which translates as eight large vessels more than the current deployment. It seems oh so harmless when such fire power is dissolved into a Hagel-esque “we prioritize developments of our most advanced platforms to the Pacific.”
  • Anybody visiting Changi Naval Base would have been able to see the tip of the “rebalancing”; the USS Freedom, an April arrival, the first of four Littoral class combat ships to be permanently stationed in Singapore.
  • The rebalancing is being spun as Washington “resuming” its Asia-Pacific “role” after a draw down from the spectacular defeats at both Iraq and Afghanistan. It should not be interpreted as containment of China, of course; according to Hagel, this is only happening because “the arc of the 21st century will be shaped by events here in Asia.”
  • That should explain the Pentagon being so gung-ho on “new concepts” and “game-changing capabilities” to ensure “freedom of action”. The question is, freedom for whom.

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6.09.13 – Under control’? Ankara Police disperse mass protest with tear gas

  • Police have deployed tear gas and water cannons to quell more than 10,000 protesters that gathered in downtown Ankara. This comes as officials claim the protests are under control and the process is “becoming normalized and in line with common sense.”
  • The rally in the Turkish capital started peacefully in the early hours of the morning, reports the Hurriyet Daily. As the protesters arrived at the Kizilay Square in late afternoon, police there made calls to disperse in order to not block car traffic.
  • The police then started “a sudden and unexpected intervention” as the protesters ran to the narrow streets surrounding the square.
  • According to witness reports on twitter police were targeting and detaining “random” youths in the crowd. Police reportedly made at least three arrests.
  • Authorities deployed over 4,000 riot police to quell the unrest, witnesses claim.
  • Meanwhile in Istanbul a massive crowd packed the whole of Taksim Square. Protesters in the epicenter of the countrywide anti-government movement were chanting and setting off flares while the police kept their distance from the rally.
  • Even the fans from rival football teams Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray united in the square, AFP reports.
  • However, in Istanbul’s western Gazi neighborhood things did not go as peacefully as protesters hurled incendiary devices and taunted police, which resulted in fresh clashes.

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6.08.13 – Obama: Americans should feel comfortable about snooping

[stextbox id=”x22report”]No we will not give up a few,some or any of our Constitutional rights because there is nothing to give up. We are born with these rights they were not given to us by you or the Government. [/stextbox]

  • President Obama, in a strong defense of his efforts to monitor Americans’ telephone calls and other communications, argued that additional security certainly is worth the loss of some constitutional privacy rights, and further, he assured the nation that “nobody’s listening to the content of people’s phone calls.”
  • But he also confirmed that it is the content of telephone calls that is being targeted, and there’s a process available for investigators who want to listen in: just get permission from a court.
  • While answering questions at an appearance in California, where he promoted his health care takeover, he said, “When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That’s not what this program’s about. As was indicated, what the intelligence community is doing is looking at phone numbers and durations of calls. They are not looking at people’s names, and they’re not looking at content.”
  • Then he continued, “But by sifting through this so-called metadata, they may identify potential leads with respect to folks who might engage in terrorism. If these folks – if the intelligence community then actually wants to listen to a phone call, they’ve got to go back to a federal judge, just like they would in a criminal investigation.
  • “So I want to be very clear. Some of the hype that we’ve been hearing over the last day or so – nobody’s listening to the content of people’s phone calls.”
  • But he also admitted, “And so not only does that court authorize the initial gathering of data, but I want to repeat, if anybody in government wanted to go further than just that top-line data and wanted to, for example, listen to Jackie Calmes’ phone call, they’d have to go back to a federal judge and, and, and indicate why, in fact, they were doing further – further probing.”

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6.08.13 – Financial Insider: “We Are Moving Into the Last Stages Before An All Out Collapse”

  • With the United States having reached unprecedented levels of debt and no end in sight, Europe close to widespread destabilization, and Japan now having lost control of their bond market, it should be quite apparent that there is no turning back.
  • Governments around the world are doing everything in their power to maintain the perception that all is well. Despite their best efforts, however, the coming catastrophe cannot be stopped.
  • The collapse that’s going to occur here is going to be a trifecta of bonds, stocks and real estate combined.

 

[stextbox id=”highlight” shadow=”false”]

The Fed over here has ordered – and I want everybody to listen because this is insider information – the Fed has ordered the U.S. pension funds to begin to acquire U.S. debt. That is coming down the pike, it’s going to start happening, the states are going to start carrying it in order to fatten up their books… So, we are moving into the last stages before an all out collapse.

That’s exactly where we’re headed.

Now the Rubicon has been crossed… the armies are surrounding the Capital itself.

We’re at a very critical juncture, and that’s what’s got me freaked out the most. The Japanese have lost control and they don’t know what to do at this point. .. They’re telling the public “don’t worry, everything’s ok.”

That is a signs, folks, that they are panicking. That is a sign that everything is not OK… that there is a great fear and trepidation that has begun.

And when this thing goes bust, this is the trigger that’s going to bring this whole thing down.

We’re on the last leg for this whole storybook. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be a storybook ending. So we’re in the last few pages of a chapter that’s been written about a hundred years ago, and it’s soon coming to an end.

 Now the question becomes, what exactly are they going to do?

They’re going to bring this thing to a halt. They’re going to create economic turmoil and a crash. And then they’re going to sell the population on some sort of armed conflagration, some sort of a massive global war. 

That is typically the playbook of the globalists. That is typically what we see, a pattern that is repeated often.

A small scale controlled regional war is not going to fix the $1.5 Quadrillion derivative debt globally.

A small scale regional war is not going to fix the massive levels of unemployment in America, in Europe, in Japan…

It’s not going to fix the economic problems that have festered in much of the western world and parts of the world that utilize a western style of banking.

It’s not going to fix it this time.

This time they’re going to drag everybody in. This time there’s not going to be anybody who’s going to be unaffected.

Let me tell you right now. It is mathematically impossible to pull this back. It’s mathematically impossible.

You cannot recall this. 

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6.08.13 – US ‘helping spark political unrest’

  • So many devastating changes in the Middle East’s so-called ‘Arab Spring’ aftermath are being blamed on misguided US policies in many countries. This in-depth report reveals how Washington institutions allegedly groom destructive elements when attempting to destabilise nations. Their tentacles are now even touching Turkey’s fully-fledged democracy – one that has achieved economic transformation in only a decade, with tourism and foreign investment booming. Even its armed forces were depoliticised. Sadly, its rise as a regional power capable of maintaining regional stability is now threatened…
  • AMERICA has been accused of training political activists to encourage unrest in Bahrain and across the Middle East.
  • The US administration has poured millions of dollars into financing leading personalities who launched campaigns of destabilisation and mobilised protesters via social media, according to the New York Times.
  • The newspaper said the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, and activists such as Yemeni Entisar Qadhi have all received training and financing under the guise of promoting grassroots democracy in Arab countries.
  • It has reportedly come from groups such as the International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Freedom House, a non-profit human rights organisation based in Washington and other think tanks known for playing a dubious role in engineering the wave of unrest and destabilising regimes.

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6.08.13 – Russia Conducts Test of New ICBM Designed to Defeat U.S. Defenses

  • Russia conducted the first flight test of a new inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that Russian officials say is designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses.
  • The prototype ICBM was launched yesterday from Moscow’s Kapustin Yar missile range, a spokesman for Russian Defense Ministry told state media.
  • U.S. and Russian officials describe the new missile as a road-mobile missile known as Yars-M that is slated for deployment later this year.
  • On Friday, Russian Deputy Premier Dmitri Rogozin said the new missile was designed specifically to defeat U.S. missile defenses—a key Russian priority for its strategic nuclear arms buildup.
  • “We closely watched last night’s events. They were successful. We tested an intercontinental ballistic missile which I call ‘a missile defense killer,’” Rogozin was quoted by Interfax as saying. “Neither modern nor future American missile defense means will be able to stop this missile from hitting its target directly.”
  • No details on the characteristics of the new missile were made public. However, U.S. officials said the new ICBM is believed to use a high-technology fuel that allows higher speeds needed to outfly high-speed U.S. missile defense interceptors.
  • The new ICBM will have a range of up to 6,835 miles and 10 multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles.

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6.08.13 – ‘How little rights you have:’ Anonymous leaks more PRISM-related NSA docs

  • Hackers affiliated with the Anonymous collective have leaked a US Department of Defense memo relating to the PRISM program, revealing that the National Security Agency has secretly gathered intelligence on millions of Americans for years.
  • The hacktivists, who have long sought complete transparency online and elsewhere, published a total of thirteen documents, one of which outlines the US government’s “NetOps Strategic Vision” for monitoring the Internet.
  • The documents are mostly pulled from 2008, just after when the government reportedly began using PRISM to mine servers at technology companies including Microsoft and Yahoo. An NSA slideshow published Thursday by the Guardian and the Washington Post reveals the intelligence community first gained access to Google in January of 2009 and Facebook in June of the same year.
  • “NetOps will transform along with the Global Information Grid to dynamically support new warfighting, intelligence, and business processes and enable users to access and share trusted information in a timely manner,” one document states.
  • “The future Global Information Grid will result in a richer Net-Centric information environment comprised of shared services and capabilities based on advanced technologies.”

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6.08.13 – LEAKED: Obama Ordered Cyber Attack Plans and Target List… Security Expert: Cyberwar with China Is the New Cold War

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Here we go, building the propaganda for the cyber attack, putting everything in place so when it hits everyone knows who is responsible.[/stextbox]

  • Security Expert: Cyberwar with China Is the New Cold War
  • The United States should treat the growing cyberthreat from China as the new Cold War, recommends John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends at the SANS Institute.
  • The United States should counter-attack Chinese cyberattacks in order to demonstrate to China its cybercapabilites, he told CNBC.
  • Pescatore compares the current relationship between China and the United States to the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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6.07.13 – Cops Use YOUR Children As Props For “School Shooter Drills” (PAID FOR BY HOMELAND SECURITY)

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6.07.13 – Presidential candidate Obama said in 2007

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Its amazing how we can look back in time and see all the promises politicians make and never can stick to them. [/stextbox]

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6.07.13 – Texas woman arrested in connection with mailing ricin letters to President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Painting the picture that gun owners are crazy.  The next false flag event to push the bills through the Senate is coming soon.[/stextbox]

  • A Texas woman has been arrested in connection with the mailing of three letters containing ricin to President Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, federal authorities said.
  • “You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns,” each mailing reads. “Anyone wants to come to my house will be shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God-given right and I will exercise that right ’til the day I die. What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what I’ve got planned for you.” None of the letters, all postmarked May 20, were sent with a return address or signature.
  • The letter addressed to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was discovered at City Hall’s mail sorting facility on May 24. The letter contained a pink, oily substance which prompted a mail worker to flag it as suspicious. The letter later tested positive for ricin.

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6.07.13 – Here Is Today’s 482 Millisecond NFP Leak, The Subsequent Gold Slam And Trading Halts In Treasurys And ES

[stextbox id=”x22report”]The FED and central bankers are doing everything they can to keep everyone mesmerized on the stock market.  I said on The People that their end game was to prop up the market and slam the gold. Everyone into the market and into housing this is what they want. Why you ask, to rob the people of their wealth, real hard assets.  Think about, the FED is buying all the properties at a rate of 40-45 billion a month, they are the owners of land.[/stextbox]

  • On Monday we brought to you proof of a 15 millisecond frontrunning of the Mfg ISM number by what turned out to be HFT clients of Reuters which admitted subsequently it had “inadvertently” leaked the number to select clients. However, that was child’s play compared to the absolute market farce that happened today which we can visualize courtesy of Nanex, and which impacted gold, ES, and Treasury Futures altogether.
  • In sequential order: 62 milliseconds before the NFP number a massive dump of gold took place in what can merely be described as yet another of the infamous gold take downs we know so well which however take place just around the time of the London fixing. That it happened right before the NFP number is either an indication of an early NFP data leak reaching “some” HFT traders, or merely an attempt to set the “mood” for further selling by someone who decided that the NFP print would be negative for gold no matter what it was…

  • However, manipulated gold markets are nothing new, and frankly we would have been surprised if they did not happen.

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6.07.13 – Live Terrorism Drill Demonstration Held In Los Angeles Street

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Wait a minute, does everyone realize that this is a drill to control the made up American terrorist. Remember when we see more taxes, more rights taken away and when we see more drills with real gun fire we are getting closer to the collapse. Here is my list from Episode 74

1. Quickly creating laws to remove rights
2. More taxes
3. More troops on the ground
4. More military exercises within our borders
5. Bail ins (bank holiday)
6. More false flags to pass gun control laws, CISPA law, martial law
7. War has started

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6.07.13 – White House Releases Their List Of Terrorists

  • Veterans
  • People with Ron Paul bumper stickers
  • People who openly support the US Constitution
  • Anyone who uses the Internet
  • Anyone who uses a telephone
  • Fortunately, DHS has prepared for this terrorism by purchasing 1.6 billion rounds of ammo. Enough to easily take care of all 350 million terrorists in the US.

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6.07.13 – Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities

  • China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America. If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become the dominant economic force in thousands of small communities all over the nation. Just think about what the Smithfield Foods acquisition alone will mean. Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world. It has facilities in 26 U.S. states and it employs tens of thousands of Americans. It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with approximately 2,100 others. But now a Chinese company has bought it for $4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.
  • Dozens of companies from China are putting down roots in Detroit, part of the country’s steady push into the American auto industry.
  • Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle technology, selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores, and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers.

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6.07.13 – Cyber ceasefire? US and China square off over Internet espionage claims

[stextbox id=”x22report”]This meeting is not to discuss a cyber ceasefire. There cannot be ceasefire the central banks need a war to cover up this entire collapse. This talk is probably to convince China to stop trading with other countries in non US dollars. They can’t have China and Russia backing Iran and Syria so this is probably another discussion [/stextbox]

  • The issue of cyber-attacks, accusations of which have marred US-China relations for months, is set to be discussed by the two nations’ leaders at their first informal meeting, scheduled to take place in Sunnylands, California.
  • The talks have been preceded by months of back-and-forth allegations of cyber-espionage. Washington in particular has repeatedly accused Beijing of perpetrating cyber-warfare, while China has continuously denied the accusations.
  • The latest round in this blame game saw the US Defense Science Board publish a report saying that nearly 40 Pentagon weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies were compromised by Chinese hackers, some allegedly tied to the military or government.
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a stern warning to China for its alleged cyber-attacks against the US: “We are also clear-eyed about the challenges in cyber. The United States has expressed our concerns about the growing threat of cyber intrusions, some of which appear to be tied to the Chinese government and military.”
  • Beijing responded earlier this week, when China’s top Internet security office claimed it amassed huge amounts of data on hacking attacks against the country perpetrated by the United States.
  • “We have mountains of data, if we wanted to accuse the US, but it’s not helpful in solving the problem,” said Huang Chengqing, director of CNCERT, China’s cyber-security body.

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6.07.13 – Greenspan: Taper Now, Even If Economy Isn’t Ready

[stextbox id=”x22report”]There is no way out, if the taper now or later the same problem exists, a collapse of the economy. The FED is trapped so they will continue to print and rob the people of their wealth. The other option is to start a war and blame this entire financial collapse on someone else.   [/stextbox]

  • Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Friday that the central bank should taper its $85 billion a month bond buying even if the U.S. economy is not ready for it.
  • “The sooner we come to grips with this excessive level of assets on the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve—that everybody agrees is excessive—the better,” he said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “There is a general presumption that we can wait indefinitely and make judgments on when we’re going to move. I’m not sure the market will allow us to do that.”
  • But if the Fed moves too quickly in reining in its accommodative policies, he added, it could shock the market, which is already dealing with a very large element of uncertainty.
  • Greenspan said he’s not sure the markets will allow an easy exit. “Gradual is adequate, but we’ve got to get moving.”

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6.07.13 – Where The (Low-Paying) Jobs Were Are

[stextbox id=”x22report”]This is the recovery, these are the great jobs they are talking about. Most are temp jobs or low paying service jobs.[/stextbox]

  • The time has come to look at the quality component of the 175K jobs added in May, so without further ado, let’s drill down at where the growth was. Without much surprise, we find that as in months past, the bulk of the job growth continues to be concentrated in the lowest wage jobs:
  • Leisure and Hospitality added the most jobs in May, 43K
  • Retail Trade jobs rose by 28K
  • Education and health added another 26K
  • Temp jobs: the lowest of all paying jobs added another 26K
  • In summary – of the 175K jobs, 122K was to low wage occupations.
  • How about higher paying jobs? Professional and Business Services (ex. Temp) rose by 31K in May, less than the 34K in April, Financial Activities posted a tiny 4K increase compared to 9K in April, Wholesale Trade was up a whopping 8K (compared to 4K in April), and finally Manufacturing jobs declined for the second consecutive month in a row, dropping first 9K in April and now 8K in May.

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6.07.13 – Classified docs reveal NSA’s vast real-time warrantless Web surveillance

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So lets see they wanted a back door to major internet sites, but they already have the back door.  They are spying on all Americans because they know the collapse is coming. What have they done so far to prepare for the collapse, here is a summary

1. Patriot Act
2. NDAA
3. DHS
4. Gun Control
5. Fusion Centers Spying on Americans
6. Tapping into American Phone Calls
7. Tapping into email, and web information

They use this information to see who is going to be a problem, place them into groups, weed out those who have militia contacts, try to track down gun owners etc.

Welcome to total control, your rights are gone, its time to take them back

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  • For seven years, the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been using a congressionally approved warrantless Web surveillance system with a near-limitless ability to spy on Americans’ phone calls, emails, video chats, search history and more.
  • The existence of the classified ‘PRISM’ surveillance program was revealed in simultaneous reports by the Washington Post and the Guardian. The Wall Street Journal also reported that the NSA is monitoring Web searches, credit card transactions and customer records from companies such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
  • A leaked 41-page PowerPoint presentation, verified by both papers and published almost concurrently Thursday evening, outlines details of the previously undisclosed PRISM program.The slides were slated for declassification in 2036.
  • According to the documents, the program currently boasts access to some of the largest Internet companies in the world, with Microsoft thought to be the first corporation to sign onto the scheme in 2007. Microsoft was followed by Yahoo in 2008, Google, Facebook and PalTalk in 2009, YouTube in 2010, Skype and AOL in 2011, and Apple in 2012. Cloud storage company Dropbox is listed as “coming soon.”
  • With the participation of those companies, PRISM – and therefore Washington intelligence workers – have access to the bulk of Americans’ email, video and voice chat, videos, photos, voice-over-IP (Skype) chats, file transfers and social networking details.
  • Apple, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook all made public statements on Thursday that they had either never heard of or had not complied with PRISM by giving the program access to their servers.
  • “From time to time, people allege that we have created a government ‘backdoor’ into our systems, but Google does not have a ‘backdoor,’” a Google spokesperson told CNBC.
  • “We have never heard of PRISM. We do not provide any government agency with direct access to our servers,” Apple said.
  • “We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers,” Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan said in a statement.
  • In the leaked documents, the NSA lauds PRISM as “one of the most valuable, unique and productive accesses for NSA.”

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6.07.13 – Time To Get Out? What The Cult Of Bernanke Is Telling Us

[stextbox id=”x22report”]It is completely falling apart, the European and Asian markets are down again. The FED, plunge protection and high frequency trading systems will try to keep the stock market propped up. All eyes on America, if the market is up everything is OK or is it?[/stextbox]

  • It’s always a bit amusing to meet an investor making money in the markets right now who actually thinks it’s because he’s smarter than everyone else.
  • Everyone knows the Fed’s quantitative easing program calls for them to buy $85 billion worth of bonds and mortgage backed securities each and every month. And the connection to market performance is clear.
  • To put this figure in perspective, $85 billion is DOUBLE the annual profits of Exxon Mobil. It’s also equivalent to ALL the money Chinese tourists spent overseas on holidays last year.
  • It’s also just over $1 trillion annually… which coincidentally is the headline budget deficit that the US federal government squanders each year.
  • With so much money being pumped into the market, stock investors should all have busts of Ben Bernanke next to their trading screens.
  • With few exceptions, analysis, street smarts, and fundamentals have practically been thrown out the window in favor of a tiny banking elite’s control over the PRINT button.
  • However, it now looks to me as though we may have entered a new phase. Institutional investors are beginning to look ahead and worry what will happen when that money is no longer being pumped into the market.
  • It may be 6 months away. It may be 18 months away. Only Ben Bernanke knows. But, while the markets have short memories looking back, they do tend to discount future events 12-18 months ahead of time.
  • And that’s beginning to happen.
  • We’re already seeing many stock markets coming off their highs. Plus most emerging market currencies have been struggling lately. Even the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, and Canadian dollar have been weak.
  • All of this indicates that the leveraged investing herd seems to be squaring positions, going to cash, and paying back some of the USD-denominated debt they’ve borrowed.
  • So far it’s all been an orderly move lower. And herein lies the trouble.
  • Few investors are spooked right now because there is so much calm in the markets. But that calm can quickly turn into anxiety, which can quickly turn into all-out panic.
  • It’s taken years (since 2008) to print so much money. This means that a market panic will unwind years’ worth of liquidity in a matter of weeks. It’s a financial tsunami that no investor should underestimate.

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6.07.13 – ‘US desperately trying to hide the truth about breaking its own Constitution’

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Americans should be protesting in the streets demanding all this stopped and these data centers closed.  Wake up everyone, they are tearing up the Constitution right in front us[/stextbox]

  • With new revelations of constant US government spying on citizens’ activities and desperate efforts to hide the truth, Barack Obama is likely to go down in US history as one of the most unconstitutional presidents, says RT contributor Afshin Rattansi.
  • RT: This is obviously quite a shock to Verizon users but does this come as a surprise to you?
  • Afshin Rattansi: I think one can get blasé about the fact that the United States is repeatedly breaking its own Constitution. Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke it, I don’t know whether he’s on Verizon. He’s leaked this – this is the FBI document. To Americans, what it says: “It is further ordered that no person should disclose to any other person that the FBI or the National Security Agency has sought to obtain tangible things under this order.” So the order itself is trying to deny itself, signed by Judge Roger Vincent. Who is he? I don’t know, maybe the sunshine in Florida has got to his head or he’s a Tea Party judge.
  • It’s very interesting and I think the way it’s going to play in the United States, it will play quite big. Former vice president Al Gore, under Bill Clinton, who hardly ever says anything against Obama, has already tweaked him saying “Is this really the state of things?” Implying is this what James Madison and Thomas Paine, meant for the US Constitution? Is this leading up to President Obama signing an order? It was signed ten days after the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • RT: What about the man who leaked this? Are we looking at another Bradley Manning case now?
  • AR: I was looking at Roger Vincent, the man who signed this document, and his term expires as judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Court. FISA, those secret courts in the United States. They expire, as far as I saw, on May 4 of this year. Could he be leaking it? One wonders, certainly he’ll be in the spotlight now. But of course more seriously, as to your question, Glenn Greenwald, presumably, his phone will be bugged. Journalists will be bugged and that is going to stop these sources from leaking. The United States and the Obama administration is desperately trying to stop the truth about mismanagement, Constitutional mismanagement, getting through to the American public.

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6.07.13 – Chinese hacked Obama, McCain campaigns, took internal documents, officials say

[stextbox id=”x22report”]They are using this propaganda for two reasons, one to distract ObamaGate and two to build up the propaganda of cyber attacks so when they use the cyber attack as a  false flag they can blame China and start WWIII[/stextbox]

  • The U.S. secretly traced a massive cyberespionage operation against the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain to hacking units backed by the People’s Republic of China, prompting high level warnings to Chinese officials to stop such activities, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News.
  • The disclosure on the eve of a two-day summit between the U.S. and Chinese presidents highlights what has become a persistent source of tension between the two global powers: Beijing’s aggressive, orchestrated campaign to pierce America’s national security armor at any weak point – in this case the computers and laptops of top campaign aides and advisers who received high-level briefings.
  • “There’s been successful exfiltration of data from government agencies (by the Chinese) up and down Pennsylvania Avenue,” said Shawn Henry, who headed up the FBI’s probe of the 2008 attacks as the bureau’s chief of cyberinvestigations. He is now president of Crowdstrike, a computer security firm.
  • In retrospect, the attack seems simple. It was delivered by a “phishing” email – outlining the “agenda” for an upcoming meeting — that circulated among top staffers and contained a zip file attachment with “malware,” a hidden malicious virus.
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  • But it was no ordinary virus, said Alan Brill, the senior managing director of Kroll Solutions. The malware was “as sophisticated as anything we had seen” and was part of what he called “an infection chain” that replicated itself throughout the Obama campaign’s computer system. It also was designed to stay buried in the computers for months, if not years, he said.

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6.07.13 – Doomsday poll: 87% risk of stock crash by year-end

[stextbox id=”x22report”]We all know its coming but from everything we see I do believe we will see the first wave crash in September[/stextbox]

  • In “Stocks for the Long Run,” economist Jeremy Siegel researched all the “big market moves” between 1801 and 2001. Bottom line: 75% of the time, there is no rationale for “big moves.” No one can predict them. Maybe technicians and traders can pick short-term moves the next second. Maybe tomorrow. But the long-term “big market moves?” No way.
  • So why predict an “87%” chance of another meltdown in 2013? Because in the real world of statistical probabilities, historical facts and expert opinions danger signals are flashing wild. In mid-2008 we summarized the predictions of 20 experts over several years. Predicted a meltdown in a few years — markets crashed two months later. Fast.
  • In retrospect, it was inevitable, thanks in part to the hype, arrogance and incompetence of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson who failed to prepare America.

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6.06.13 – 6 Corporations That Control Your Perception

[stextbox id=”x22report”]This is why we are all kept in the dark.  Oh by the way, nobody owns X22 Report, completely independent[/stextbox]

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6.06.13 – Greece Slides Into The “Fourth World” – The Full Photo Album

  • With Greek government bonds at multi-year highs (up 300% in the last year), the Athens Stock Index still up 100% in the last year, and leaders all over the Euro-zone proclaiming the crisis is over (and that Greece has “made big strides”); we thought it perhaps useful to look at the reality behind the propagandized talk and manipulation. The sad truth is Greece is rapidly dissolving into a ‘fourth world’ nation with unemployment rates (broad and youth) at unprecedented levels, poverty widespread, and homelessness rife. Perhaps, as Germany today stated that there will be no more debt reduction for Greece, it is ‘math’ in the first image that the TROIKA and the Greek representatives should pay special attention to…

Stephanos became homeless in late 2012 when the clothes shop, where he had worked for over a decade, closed down and he had no income to pay for his flat. He now lives next to a church in central Athens and eats in soup kitchens. Stephanos smokes a cigarette as he sits on a rug in central Athens May 16, 2013.

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6.06.13 – Sandy Hook Parents Petition to Hide Evidence Forever

  • I was never a Sandy Hook Truther but this sure is starting to look fishy. The Sandy Hook Parents are pushing for House Bill No. 6424 which will allow the Sandy Hook Massacre Crime Scene Evidence to be hidden from the public FOREVER!
  • They had camera footage and refuse to show it. Nobody wants to see dead kids. But let me tell you this, their is absolutely no evidence that this Sandy Hook thing even happened. They showed us one picture.
  • In the article she says, “There is no reason to look, please pass house bill 6424,” said Jennifer Hensel.

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6.06.13 – India Central Bank Prohibits Sales Of Gold Coins

  • Two weeks ago, with its current account getting crushed by relentless gold imports, India’s finance minister Finance Minister literally begged the people to stop buying gold. Judging by the popular response, the ongoing physical shortage, and last night’s increase in Indian gold import duties from 6% to 8%, appealing to people’s feeling when it comes to the choice of fiat vs physical, has failed miserably. So the FinMin Chidambaram has decided to escalate. Per Reuters: “The Reserve Bank of India has advised banks against selling gold coins to retail customers, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Thursday, a day after he raised gold import duty to try to ease pressure on India’s bloated current account deficit.” Well, if there ever was one sure way to send demand for any product through the roof (guns, ammo, etc), it is for the government to prohibit its outright sale. What follows next, almost without fail, is a panicked, chaotic buying scramble.
  • Why? If it is not clear by now, here is the explanation: there is simply not enough gold to satisfy demand at the current artificially downward-manipulated price, no matter what propaganda script is being spun on Verizon TV at any given moment. And with India’s idiotic decree, even more gold will be purchased at these prices.

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6.06.13 – U.S. And Canadian Mint Sales: All Of Domestic Silver Supply Used Solely For Bullion

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Why would anyone want gold and silver, Ben Bernanke said its just a tradition and its not money.  Hmmm, I guess the smart people are doing the opposite and trading in their paper worthless currency for some real stuff.[/stextbox]

  • GLD, PHYS, PSLV, and SLV investors may want to start following the North America bullion markets because demand is so strong that it is using up all of domestic mine supply. We will get into that in a little bit, but for now let us look at U.S. bullion sales for the month of May.
  • Analyzing the US Mint Sales Numbers
  • When analyzing sales numbers it is important that investors go past the headlines and dig deep into the true nature of the sales. For brevity we are only showing the last few years of sales, but for doing comparisons we have used data from the beginning of the current bull market in 2001. We also use the average monthly London price fix to calculate the dollar value of the month’s bullion sales.
  • To start, let’s take a look at the U.S. Mint sales numbers for silver and gold for May and compare them to the same month in previous years. We are doing a year-over-year comparison because coin sales are very seasonal in nature and to get a fair read we have to compare May to May.
  • We know that last month’s April sales broke all sorts of sales records, so we were expecting a little bit of a slowdown in gold and silver sales. May sales came down from the previous month’s totals, but still are at exceptionally high levels. Richard Peterson, the acting director of the U.S. Mint, commented that “Demand right now is unprecedented. We are buying all the coin (blanks) they can make,” – that comment was made in June or two months AFTER the record-breaking April.
  • As investors can see from the table above, May sales continue to be exceptionally high for gold and silver. Silver once again surpassed 3 million ounces sold for the month and gold was fairly strong at 70,000 ounces sold. On a year-to-date basis, gold and silver sales are still breaking records and gold sales are 8,000 ounces higher than any other previous year, while silver sales are almost 2 million higher than the second highest silver sales year.
  • Canadian Mint Sales
  • Silver sales were also strong in Canada, as the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) issued its first quarter report showing that it is also seeing record breaking sales. Unfortunately, the RCM does not issue monthly statistics, but on a quarterly basis (January through March of 2013) it has sold 269,000 gold ounces (96% higher than the 2012 first quarter) and 6.6 million silver ounces (65% higher than the 2012 first quarter). These sales numbers were before the major price drop in April, so we expect that second quarter sales numbers will be significantly higher than even this stellar first quarter.

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6.06.13 – Democratic Senator Defends Phone Spying, And Says It’s Been Going On For 7 Years

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There is truly something wrong with our government. They don’t give two shits about the constitution or the people’s rights. Lets take a trip back in history to the people who fought and bled for our freedoms of today, who know what government and the central banks were really all about.

Thomas Jefferson, stated: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
 
They must stop trading liberty for security.
 
They must stop thinking the role of the government is to be involved in all aspects of their lives.
 
They must take a good look at what the proper role of government is.
 
They must understand that as government expands, liberty contracts.
 
That government is best, which governs least.

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  • Senators on both sides of the political aisle moved to defend the National Security Agency’s collection of data from millions of Americans’ phone records, saying it has been an ongoing practice that has kept the United States safe.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told reporters on Thursday that The Guardian’s revelation of the court order that compels Verizon to give data on millions of Americans’ calls is a standard three-month renewal of a practice that has been ongoing for about seven years.

Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee, also defended the practice.
“It’s called protecting America,” she said, according to reporter Jamie Dupree. Both she and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said the practice was legal under the Patriot Act.

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  • Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a Verizon customer, said he’s “glad” the NSA has been using phone data to try to “find out what the terrorists are up to overseas and in our country.”
  • “I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States,” Graham said on “Fox & Friends.”
  • Some Senators who have been critical of both the Bush and Obama administrations on civil liberties did express concerns about the practice.
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), for instance, tweeted a few references to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.” And Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said in a statement that the White House “needs to be straight w/ American people about the breadth of its authority.”

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6.06.13 – John Kay: Global Financial System Is ‘Waiting for the Next Crisis’; Scott Minerd: Volatility Is Rising And Asset Prices Are Highly Vulnerable To All Incoming News; Albert Edwards: Worst Fears For The Stock Market And Economy Have Been Confirmed

  • Volatility is rising and asset prices are highly vulnerable to all incoming news. Recent sell-offs in stocks and bonds indicate that the current uptrend could uncoil before the end of quantitative easing (QE). The amount of attention paid to rumors about QE highlights how vulnerable the U.S. economy is to the prospect of a tapering in asset purchases or a rise in interest rates.
  • This is largely because the current economic expansion is dependent on further gains in housing, which would be adversely affected by a material rise in mortgage rates. Between one and two percent of GDP growth is coming from housing activity. The sluggishness in the rest of the economy is evident if you remove that number from the latest reading of 2.4 percent GDP growth for Q1. This dynamic underpins the Federal Reserve’s current dilemma over how to normalize monetary policy. I do not anticipate an easy ride for policymakers or investors over the coming months.”
  • Economist Kay: Global Financial System Is ‘Waiting for the Next Crisis’
  • The world is “waiting for the next crisis,” according to John Kay, an economist and author.
  • That’s because the global financial system is built on profits from trading, which is inherently unstable, argues the London School of Economics professor, the Financial Times reports.
  • The eurozone, he believes, is the likely site of the next crisis.
  • Kay plans to outline his reasoning in a speech at the Russell Investments’ annual pensions conference in London this week, according to the Times.
  • He points to the list of financial crisis that have taken place, such as the emerging market debt crisis in the mid- to late-1990s, the new economy bubble and the eurozone crisis.
  • “They’re trading crises, fundamentally, and the system is geared around trading profits, which are, in large part, money that is borrowed from the future. A crisis results from the moment at which this money has to be paid back,” Kay explains.

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6.06.13 – ‘PM who takes things personally’: Erdogan to demolish park despite protests

[stextbox id=”x22report”]This is very dangerous, the people are already protesting and the PM is not listening.  If you push people to far they will react and he might be ousted one way or another. If he is removed from office by peaceful or by force the U.S. might loose its strategic military advantage in this region  depending on who is placed into power. How will the U.S. intervene?[/stextbox]

  • Turkey’s PM has vowed that development of Taksim Square will go ahead, despite ongoing protests. Tayyip Erdogan made the remark in Tunisia, and is due to return to Turkey today. Erdogan is also under scrutiny, with opponents blasting him as authoritarian.
  • As the protests enter their seventh day, casualties have risen, with three people dead and more than 4,000 injured. What began as an environmental protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul to build a mall has turned into Turkey’s biggest wave of anti-government protest in years.
  • “There is a problem called Twitter right now and you can find every kind of lie there. The thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now,” Erdogan said before leaving for North Africa. The Turkish prime minister also slammed the protests as undemocratic, and dismissed them as being organized by extremists.
  • In their list of demands issued to Erdogan, activists are calling for the firing of the chiefs responsible for the violent police crackdown, the release of protesters detained by police, and for a ban on the use of teargas. If these demands are fulfilled, protesters said they would end the riots.

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6.06.13 – Now FBI wants back door to all software

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Why are we making it easy for Government agencies to spy on us. So let me get this straight, the government is fighting cyber attacks wants increased security because of the attacks on the websites, but they also want back doors to spy on people. Who else would use these back doors? [/stextbox]

  • The FBI is unhappy that there are communications technologies that it cannot intercept, and wants a new requirement that software makers and communications companies create a back door so they can listen in when they want.
  • But a team of technology experts warns that would be nothing more than handing over to the nation’s enemies abilities they are not capable of developing for themselves.
  • According to a recent report in the Washington Post, the issue is being raised by the FBI because “there is currently no way to wiretap some of these communications methods easily, and companies effectively…”
  • The solution, according to the FBI, is a plan to fine companies when they fail to comply with wiretap orders, essentially requiring all companies to build a back door for wiretap capabilities into all their communications links.
  • “The importance to us is pretty clear,” FBI general counsel Andrew Weissman said in the report. “We don’t have the ability to go to court and say, ‘We need a court order to effectuate the intercept.’”
  • But a report at the Center for Democracy & Technology warns of the unintended consequences.
  • “Wiretap functionality allows covert access to communications that can be exploited not only by law enforcement, but by criminals, terrorists, and foreign military and intelligence agencies,” the report said. “Wiretap endpoints will be vulnerable to exploitation and difficult to secure.”

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6.06.13 – The Terrifying Future of The United States

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6.06.13 – New York bill would make it a crime to ‘annoy’ police

[stextbox id=”x22report”]This just seems like they are getting prepared for something big and they want to throw anyone into jail if they are in the way. Its amazing how many laws NY has passed against the people[/stextbox]

  • Those elected to allegedly serve the interests of “the people” in the State of New York, as usual are working on a bill to protect some of their own: the police.
  • According to WIVB, legislators in the Empire State (fitting nickname) seek to make a crime to “annoy” a cop. The imaginative title of the bill: “An act to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of peace officers or police officers.”
  • The bill states:
  • [stextbox id=”highlight” shadow=”false”]A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER WHEN, WITH THE INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR ALARM A PERSON WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW TO BE A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER ENGAGED IN THE COURSE OF PERFORMING HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, HE OR SHE STRIKES, SHOVES, KICKS OR OTHERWISE SUBJECTS SUCH PERSON TO PHYSICAL CONTACT.[/stextbox]
  • If the bill is passed, it would go into effect in November and “violators” will face a felony charge and up to four years in a cage.
  • One of the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Joe Griffo, had this to say in support for the words on paper: “”Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries deserve to pay a price for their actions.”

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6.06.13 – House votes to delay bulk ammunition purchase by DHS

[stextbox id=”x22report”]This is a proposal and it is not implemented yet. We will wait for the news that it has been implemented[/stextbox]

The House late Wednesday voted to stop the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from entering into new contracts to buy millions of rounds of ammunition until DHS reports to Congress on the need for the ammo, and its cost.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) proposed an amendment to the DHS spending bill for 2014 that would require the report to Congress before it can pursue plans to buy 1.1 billion rounds of ammunition. Meadows said the speed bump is a necessary reaction to news of the huge purchase, which alarmed many Americans and prompted conservative groups to suspect that the government was stocking up on the rounds to fight citizens.

“Given this large purchase, the American people and members of Congress rightfully had concerns and questions,” Meadows said. “This is a responsible amendment which ensures that Congress and the American people are aware of the necessity and the cost of ammunition prior to entering into new contracts for procurement.”

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6.06.13 – NSA currently has full access to VERIZON data over a period running April 25 until July 19

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Doesn’t anyone have a problem with this, that the Government is violating the IV Amendment?[/stextbox]

  • The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.
  • The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.
  • The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.
  • Beware Verizon Customers. NSA has full access to your data and your location at this very moment.
  • A copy of the secret court order posted on the newspaper’s website demanded Verizon provide the National Security Agency with data on all calls involving a U.S. phone number. The order covers such data as location, call duration and timing and other identifiers, though not the contents of the phone conversations. The order is currently in force, giving the NSA full access to the data over a period running April 25 until July 19.

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6.06.13 – Japanese Stocks Hit Bear Market

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Its starting to look like the Japanese market is falling apart, European markets are on the positive side so far today, what a recovery[/stextbox]

  • Joining its partner in economic destruction and currency devaluation (Argentina), Japanese stocks have just crossed over to the dark-side. After a glorious “well, the market is up, so everything must be great” rally of 85% in six months, the Nikkei 225 is now down over 20% from its highs – signifying a ‘bear market’. This is the largest 10-day plunge in 27 months as volume has exploded on the downside. We wonder how the herds representing these five charts are feeling now? At the same time, JPY has broken back below 99 against the USD (and AUDJPY is at 5 month lows) as the entire JPY-funded rampage comes undone – seems like the message from the FX option market was spot on again. This is the lowest level in two months since Kuroda first spoke at the BoJ. Get that porta-potty ready, Abe… What next? Blame speculators? Short-sale ban? Shorting ban?

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6.05.13 – Americans Searched on a Hunch? DHS Reaffirms Broad Power

[stextbox id=”x22report”]

Here you go DHS, read the IV Amendment, understand it, you do not have the right or the power to search anyone on a hunch

IV Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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  • The Department of Homeland Security has reaffirmed their belief that they have the power to conduct unwarranted electronic surveillance on American citizens returning to the country, based on nothing more than a hunch.
  • The data taken from electronic devices such as smartphones and laptops can then be copied and saved by homeland security.
  • Despite widespread outrage from civil liberties groups such as the ACLU, Homeland Security’s own internal study shows that they plan to continue the practice and are using scary words such as terrorism and child pornography to justify it.
  • A recent report by a local CBS affiliate in Washington D.C. outlined the study:
  • The 23-page report, obtained by The Associated Press and the American Civil Liberties Union under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, provides a rare glimpse of the Obama administration’s thinking on the long-standing but controversial practice of border agents and immigration officers searching and in some cases holding for weeks or months the digital devices of anyone trying to enter the U.S.
  • Since his election, President Barack Obama has taken an expansive view of legal authorities in the name of national security, asserting that he can order the deaths of U.S. citizens abroad who are suspected of terrorism without involvement by courts, investigate reporters as criminals and — in this case — read and copy the contents of computers carried by U.S. travelers without a good reason to suspect wrongdoing.
  • The DHS study, dated December 2011, said the border searches do not violate the First or Fourth amendments, which prohibit restrictions on speech and unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • It specifically objected to a tougher standard in a 1986 government policy that allowed for only cursory review of a traveler’s documents.
  • The study then goes on to ludicrously claim that if border agents were not allowed to search anyone they chose based off of a personal hunch then they would be handicapped in doing their job due to searches conducted needing to be able to be formally defended. In other words, agents simply cannot hassle themselves with worry about the Constitutional rights of American citizens.

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6.05.13 – 12 Clear Signals That The U.S. Economy Is About To Really Slow Down

  • A lot of things that have not happened since the last recession are starting to happen again. As you read the list below, you will notice that the year “2009″ comes up again and again. There is a reason for that. Many of the same patterns that we witnessed during the last major economic downturn are starting to repeat themselves. In fact, many of the things that are happening right now have not happened in quite a few years.
  • #1 The average interest rate on a 30 year mortgage has risen above 4 percent for the first time in more than a year.
  • #2 The decline in the number of mortgage applications last week was the largest drop that we have seen since June 2009.
  • #3 Mark Hanson is reporting that “mass layoffs” have occurred at three large mortgage institutions…
  • #4 It was just announced that average hourly compensation in the United States experienced its largest drop since 2009 during the first quarter of 2013.
  • #5 As I wrote about the other day, the Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index declined to 49.0 in May. Any reading below 50 indicates contraction. That was the first contraction in manufacturing activity in the U.S. that we have seen since 2009.
  • #6 The inventory to sales ratio has hit a level not seen since 2009. That means that there is a lot of inventory sitting out there that people are not buying.
  • #7 According to the Commerce Department, the demand for computers dropped by a stunning 9 percent during the month of April.
  • #8 As I noted in a previous article, corporate revenues are falling atWal-Mart, Proctor and Gamble, Starbucks, AT&T, Safeway, American Express and IBM.
  • #9 Job growth at small businesses is now at about half the level it was at the beginning of the year.
  • 10 The stock market is starting to understand that all of these numbers indicate that the U.S. economy is really starting to slow down. The Dow was down 216.95 points on Wednesday, and it dropped below 15,000 for the first time since May 6th.
  • #11 The S&P 500 has now fallen more than 4 percent since May 22nd. Is this the beginning of a market “correction”, or is this something much bigger than that?
  • #12 Japanese stocks are now down about 17 percent from the peak of May 22nd. Japan has the third largest economy on the planet and it is one of the most important trading partners for the United States. A major financial crisis in Japan would have very serious implications for the U.S. economy.

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6.05.13 – Pentagon Blackout: “Large American Military Force” Deployed to Syrian Border

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Everything is escalating, the collapse is going to happen along with war.  Be prepared.[/stextbox]

  • The catalyst for the next great war will likely occur somewhere in the middle east. The Americans know this. As do the Russians and the Chinese. And as with the last two ‘great wars,’ the groundwork is being laid well ahead of time.
  • A large American military force disembarked Tuesday, June 4, at the southern Jordanian port of Aqaba – ready for deployment on the kingdom’s Syrian border, DEBKAfile’s exclusive military sources report. The force made its way north along the Aqaba-Jerash-Ajilon mountain road bisecting Jordan from south to north, under heavy Jordanian military escort.
  • Our sources disclose that this American force numbers 1,000 troops, the largest to land in Jordan since the Syrian civil war erupted in March 2012. They are members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Force carried aboard the USS Kearsageamphibious assault ship, which has been anchored off neighboring Israeli Eilat since mid-May. Upon landing, the marines took to the road in a convoy of armored vehicles including Hummers.
  • Washington and Amman have imposed a blackout on their arrival.
  • According to our US sources, the arrival of the US force in Jordan was not directly related to the regular exercise but decided on at an emergency meeting at the Pentagon on May 31, which was attended by top military and civilian Defense Department officials. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who is away from Washington, took part by video conference.
  • Just last month the Russians, in response to a multi-year American Naval buildup, deployed the majority of their Pacific Fleet to the Mediterranean, and they are now shifting nuclear submarines to the region.
  • Sides are being taken, with Russia providing material support to the Assad regime and the United States providing money and weapons to the Free Syrian Army rebels, who sources claim are not only not Syrian, but likely operatives of America’s sworn enemy Al Queda.
  • There will be no draw down of troops or naval assets in the near future. Russia and the United States, as well as China, have strategic reasons for being in the region, and no one is going to pull back.
  • A terrible future lies ahead for the people of Syria and the greater world as this conflict continues to escalate.

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6.05.13 – Selling 1 Oz Gold Coin for $25 (when it’s worth over $1,500)

[stextbox id=”x22report”] This video is so funny, people have no clue how much gold is and that gold is real money. They believe that other things like lipstick are worth more. This is why most Americans are going to be shocked when the collapse hits.[/stextbox]

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6.05.13 – Independent v. Mainstream News: Informed v. Re-Educated

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Keeping the American people dumbed down and in the dark. This is why nobody knows whats going on.[/stextbox]

  • Today, there is almost zero truth in mainstream media. Just as global financial firms like Goldman Sachs have repeatedly been exposed for issuing conflicting advice to different tier clients depending upon how much money the client has with the firm, mainstream media has constantly been exposed for issuing different stories as well, depending upon the propaganda they wish to disseminate. For example, Time Magazine often runs different cover stories for the United States and the rest of the world as is illustrated by the covers of issues released in October and December 2011 below.

Differing Time magazine covers

differing Time magazine covers

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6.05.13 –  UN Small Arms Treaty May Be Signed Under Cover Of Darkness – Susan Rice UN Rep. to Security

[stextbox id=”x22report”]The UN Arms Treaty is pending in the Senate, so to push this through they will need some sort of false flag event either to push the American people and congress to pass it or to distract everyone while its being signed[/stextbox]

  • Instead of taking the opportunity to sign the United Nations Small Arms Treaty on Tuesday, the White House has indicated that Barack Obama will sign it sometime before the end of August. This causes some concern as to what type of event the White House is waiting on to exploit the emotions of Americans to gain support for the measure and put pressure on the Senate to ratify it. Many have suggested that the signature will come under cover of darkness, sometime in August, When Congress will not be in town.
  • Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Obama aims to sign the treaty “before the end of August.” Tuesday was the earliest he could have signed it.
  • “We believe it’s in the interest of the United States,” he said. “While we look forward to signing the treaty, there are remaining translation issues that need to be resolved.”
  • The National Rifle Association (NRA) opposes the treaty, and the delay would allow Obama to sign the pact during the August doldrums, with Congress out of town.
  • That time frame appears to validate the concerns of treaty advocates who had worried the administration would wait until the cover of darkness to sign a treaty opposed by a majority of senators.

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6.05.13 –  Market Crash ‘Could Hit Within Weeks

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Hold on to your seats its going to be a bumpy couple of weeks.  The FED and Central Bankers will try to push the market up or keep it our of the red until all control is lost.  [/stextbox]

  • In the wake of the BIS’ official bail-in blueprint, Jim Sinclair has sent an alert to readers urging them to exit the system immediately.
  • Sinclair states that even though readers are being told daily what is going to happen, 99.9% of even his close friends are in freeze-frame and have yet to move to pre-emptively protect themselves and their wealth from the bankster freight train rolling straight at them.
  • The sharpest revisions revolved around labor costs, though. Hourly compensation sank 3.8% in the first quarter instead of rising 1.2% as initially reported. That’s the biggest drop since the Labor Department began keeping track shortly after the end of World War Two.
  • First Quarter Hourly Compensation Plunges 3.8%, Most on Record; Manufacturing Hourly Compensation Plunges 6.9%; What’s Going On?
  • Inquiring minds are digging into the stunningly bad Quarter-Over-Quarter decline in wages and real wages across all sectors

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6.05.13 –  China has ‘mountains of data’ about U.S. cyber attacks: official

  • China’s top Internet security official says he has “mountains of data” pointing to extensive U.S. hacking aimed at China, but it would be irresponsible to blame Washington for such attacks, and called for greater cooperation to fight hacking.
  • Cyber security is a major concern for the U.S. government and is expected to be at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California on Thursday and Friday.
  • Obama will tell Xi that Washington considers Beijing responsible for any cyber attacks launched from Chinese soil and must take action to curb high-tech spying, White House officials said on Tuesday.
  • China’s Internet security chief complained that Washington used the news media to raise cyber security concerns which would be better settled through communication, not confrontation.
  • “We have mountains of data, if we wanted to accuse the U.S., but it’s not helpful in solving the problem,” said Huang Chengqing, director of the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China, known as CNCERT.
  • “They advocated cases that they never let us know about,” Huang said in comments on Tuesday and carried by the government-run China Daily newspaper on Wednesday.
  • “Some cases can be addressed if they had talked to us, why not let us know? It is not a constructive train of thought to solve problems.”
  • CNCERT has instead co-operated with the United States, receiving 32 Internet security cases from the United States in the first four months of 2013, and handling most promptly, except for a few that lacked sufficient proof, Huang said.

 

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6.05.13 –  [stextbox id=”x22report”]Here is the recovery, as you can see the economy is struggling, it is not getting better it is getting much, much worse and they know it is, but shhhh, don’t tell anyone, look at the stock market, everything is ok.[/stextbox]

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6.05.13 – The Rich Get Richer: Top 1% Control $52.8 Trillion or 39% of World’s Wealth

[stextbox id=”x22report”]During the Great Depression 1% of Americans had a combined income that was more than the bottom 42%, seems very similar to what is happening now but the only difference is that we have not yet had the crash, the percentage number will shoot up once the collapse occurs..[/stextbox]

  • The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world’s wealth, and their share is likely to grow in the coming years, according to a new report.
  • The world’s total private wealth grew 7.8 percent last year to $135 trillion, according to the Boston Consulting Group’s Global Wealth report. The top 1 percent control $52.8 trillion, and those worth $5 million or more control nearly a quarter of the world’s wealth

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6.05.13 – Japan to join US-led military drill on capturing island territory

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Everyone is preparing for war, drills in Jordan, drills on capturing and island, hmmmm, getting ready for the big one[/stextbox]

  • The Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) will be taking part in a California-based military training exercise led by the U.S., and including Canada and New Zealand, from June 10 until the 26. The Dawn Blitz 2013 will be the first year for Japan to participate, as well as see all the involved nations have their troops take part in amphibious assault training. “The exercise is aimed at improving the integrated operation capabilities of the SDF and maintaining and improving bilateral capabilities with the U.S. military,” said a public affairs official from the SDF Joint Staff Office.
  • Five personnel from the Air Self Defense Force will be joining the exercise, while the Maritime Self Defense will have 730 personnel deployed, followed by 250 ground personnel. Three warships and seven combat helicopters have been sent for the exercises, taking place at Camp Pendleton. Japan also sent 40 ground SDF personnel to Guam last September for a smaller amphibious military exercise. Col. Grant Newsham of the US Marines finds Japan’s participation in the Dawn Blitz historic. “Now, eight months later we have three MSDF vessels, two of them amphibious ships, with 250 GSDF troops with their equipment and helicopters aboard, sailing across the Pacific Ocean to southern California to train with each other and with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy in a much more complex amphibious exercise. This is unprecedented,” Col. Newsham said, comparing operations to those held in Guam.
  • It is expected that the SDF’s move aims to be equipped with the necessary skills to protect Japan’s maritime territories. Some find SDF’s participation a move to counter China, which is known to have dispute with Japan over a group of islands in East China Sea. Others are even wary that Japan may offend China. Tetsuo Kotani, a specialist in maritime matters at The Japan Institute of International Affairs, believes that China will not remain silent. “Beijing will likely ask Japan not to engage in activities that could exacerbate regional tensions,” he said.

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6.05.13 – The Comex Confirms That Its Gold and Silver Inventory Reports Are Fraudulent

  • “The information in this report is taken from sources believed to be reliable; however, the Commodity Exchange, Inc. disclaims all liability whatsoever with regard to its accuracy or completeness. This report is produced for information purposes only.” – disclaimer now posted on the Comex gold and silver daily warehouse stock report as of Monday, June 3, 2013.
  • Well now. How would you like to get your bank statement in the mail from JP Morgan or Bank of America and see this disclaimer added at the bottom:
  • “The information in this account statement is taken from sources believed to be reliable; however, JP Morgan Chase & Co. disclaims all liability whatsoever with regard to its accuracy or completeness. This account statement is produced for information purposes only.”
  • How would feel about that? That’s pretty much the equivalent of what the attorneys for the CME/Comex have done by adding the statement at the top to their daily gold and silver warehouse stock reports. That disclaimer was not in Friday’s warehouse stock report, it was on yesterday’s (kudos to the commenter “anonymous” who discovered this).
  • The common reaction would be to ask “why now?” But we already know the answer to that question. I’ve suspected for a long time that the Comex vault operators lease out a substantial portion of the gold and silver bars that they keep in both the “registered” and “eligible” account designations. It would be easy income for JP Morgan, a bullion bank who actively engages in gold leasing, to lease out the majority of the bars it stores for delivery – “registered” – and for investors who have taken delivery but keep their gold/silver in JPM’s Comex vault – “eligible.” After all, in any given delivery month, less than 1-2% of the open interest ever stand for delivery, making it very easy for a Comex vault operator to earn extra income by leasing out gold and silver that it knows it will never be required to produce for delivery.
  • I am willing to bet a very large amount of money that this disclaimer was put on the warehouse reports starting yesterday as a result of the large amount of gold bars that has been physically removed from Comex vaults, and specifically from JP Morgan’s “eligible” account, since the beginning of the year. This means that it is highly likely that a significant portion of the remaining gold and silver sitting in Comex precious metals vaults – especially JPM’s – has been been hypothecated in some form.
  • For anyone who has witnessed what happened with MF Global and the illegal hypothecation of customer assets, a situation in which JP Morgan is/was inextricably tied, if you believe that Wall Street is willing to hypothecate the sacred customer accounts but would not hypothecate or lease out Comex gold, then you are either tragically naive or terminally ignorant.
  • To make matters even worse, I just looked up the Comex warehouse rules with regard to storage and guarantee requirements, and there is not any requirement that Comex vault operators establish “allocated” accounts for the individual customers who have taken delivery – theoretically – of gold or silver from the Comex and chose to “safekeep” it in a Comex vault. Here’s the link the to rules: Comex Storage Rules

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6.05.13 – Nato suffered 2,500 cyber attacks in 2012

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Getting all NATO nations on board with the cyber attack false flag event. This will be the main event, the perfect storm to get everything the central bankers and government want. When the cyber attack hits the lights will go out, the government will declare martial law, the President will implement executive orders, money will be siphoned off from everyone’s accounts and all of this will be blamed on China or any other country they want to blame this entire thing on to get everyone into WWIII to cover up the colossal economic collapse [/stextbox]

  • Nato suffered around 2,500 suspected cyber attacks on its networks last year the alliance’s Secretary General said as defence ministers gathered for the first time to discuss the threat.
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen said: “This is a serious challenge and we are taking it seriously because cyber attacks are getting more common and more complex and more dangerous. They come without warning from anywhere in the world and they can have devastating consequences.”
  • A Nato official said none of the attacks had broken through Nato security.
  • The great majority were believed to be petty crime or activists. A small number may have had state backing, though officials declined to name countries involved.
  • Chuck Hagel, United States defence secretary, at the weekend accused the Chinese government of ‘cyber intrusions’ against the US and in the past Russia has been accused of cyber attacks on Estonia and Georgia.
  • The alliance agreed to set up rapid reaction teams of experts to defend Nato networks in the event of attack, but discussion of a plan to allow individual alliance members to call on the teams was postponed until October. Several alliance members including Britain had argued that funding a shared pool of teams for alliance members would only duplicate their own domestic spending on cyber defences.

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6.05.13 – The Warnings Are Again Accelerating. And So Is The Happy Talk From Wall Street Casino Insiders, About Rallies, Housing Recoveries, Perpetual Cheap Money. Don’t Listen. The Next Crash Will Happen By Year-End.

  • New crash coming? When? Before year-end?
  • In “Stocks for the Long Run,” economist Jeremy Siegel researched all the “big market moves” between 1801 and 2001. Bottom line: 75% of the time, there is no rationale for “big moves.” No one can predict them. Maybe technicians and traders can pick short-term moves the next second. Maybe tomorrow. But the long-term “big market moves?” No way.
  • So why predict an “87%” chance of another meltdown in 2013? Because in the real world of statistical probabilities, historical facts and expert opinions danger signals are flashing wild. In mid-2008 we summarized the predictions of 20 experts over several years. Predicted a meltdown in a few years — markets crashed two months later. Fast.
  • In retrospect, it was inevitable, thanks in part to the hype, arrogance and incompetence of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson who failed to prepare America.
  • The warnings are again accelerating. And so is the happy talk from Wall Street casino insiders, about rallies, housing recoveries, perpetual cheap money. Don’t listen. The next crash will happen by year-end.
  • Yes, there’s a 13% chance the next Fed chairman will keep printing cheap money into 2014. But on New Years Eve our aging bull will be 4½ years old, well past Bill O’Neill’s “average” 3.75 years for putting this bull out to pasture.
  • So unless you’re shorting, all bets on Wall Street casinos for 2014 are megarisk, like 2008. Like a Stephen King horror film, you feel it coming. Could happen anytime, even tomorrow, says Siegel’s research, or the unpredictable logic in Nassim Taleb’s “Black Swan.”
  • Here are 10 other predictions adding credibility to a crash by the end of 2013:
  • 1. Warren Buffett ‘guaranteed’ new bubble, new recession four years ago
  • Actually he saw it coming early. Shortly after the 2008 crash Warren Buffett was asked: “Do you think there will be another bubble leading to a huge recession?” Yes, “I can guarantee it.” Cycles happen.
  • Next question: “Why can’t we learn the lessons of the last recession? Look where greed has gotten us.” Then with the impish grin of a Zen master, Uncle Warren replied, “Greed is fun for a while. People can’t resist it.” But “however far human beings have come, we haven’t grown up emotionally at all. We remain the same.”
  • Yes, one of world’s richest men was personally guaranteeing another bubble, another “huge recession.” Now, four years later, that time bomb is ticking louder, closer.
  • 2. Federal Reserve’s Council: ‘Unsustainable bubble in stocks, bonds’
  • The International Business Times just reported on the minutes of the Federal Reserve Board Advisory Council’s mid-May meeting. Members expressed “strong concerns over the Fed’s low-interest-rate policies and its bond-purchase program, which they say could trigger unmanageable inflation and an ‘unsustainable bubble’ in the stock and bond markets.” Some “pointed out that near-zero interest rates could not be sustained in the long run.”
  • Why? “A spike in inflation could force the Fed to hike interest rates, hurting business confidence and consumer spending, and prove disastrous to the U.S. economy, which is still clawing its way back from the debilitating effects of the 2008 financial crisis.”
  • Get it? The Fed and Wall Street insiders hear something’s dead ahead.
  • 3. Peter Schiff is ‘doubling down’ on his ‘doomsday’ prediction
  • Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff, author of “The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy,” is “not backing away from doomsday predictions about the U.S. economy,” wrote MarketWatch’s Greg Robb last week. He sees the no-win scenario: “Either the Fed stops QE and starts selling the Treasurys and mortgage-related assets on its balance sheet, thus triggering a recession, or else faces an inevitable, even-worse, currency crisis.”
  • The “idea that the U.S. economy is in recovery is based entirely on rising asset prices … Asset prices are only rising because rates are low. As soon as rates go back up, asset prices will” fall.
  • Last year on Fox Business Schiff warned: “We’ve got a much bigger collapse coming.” Then last week: “I am 100% confident the crisis that we’re going to have will be much worse than the one we had in 2008.” His 100% beats our 87%.

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6.05.13 – Global Risk Off: Nikkei Plunges 700 Points From Intraday Highs, Whisper Away From 20% Bear Market Correction

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Europe is down, Asian markets are down, the Nikkei is ~20% off its highs. The market is very volatile, but lets see what the American market does today.  The FED and the central bankers will do everything they can to get the market up so that everyone in America says the problems must be only in Europe and Asia.[/stextbox]

  • That deep red premarket color on your terminal means it must be a non-Tuesday. Just kidding.
  • Anyone expecting Abe to announce definitive, material growth reform instead of vague promises to slay a “deflation monster” last night was sorely disappointed. The country’s PM, who may once again be reaching for the Immodium more and more frequently, said the government aims for 3% average growth over the next decade and 2% real growth, raising per capita income by JPY 1.5 million. The market laughed outright in the face of this IMF-type silly vagueness (as well as the amusing assumption that Abe will be still around in 7 years), which left untouched the most critical aspect of Abenomics: energy, and nuclear energy to be specific, and sent the USDJPY plummeting well below the 100 support line, printing 99.55 at last check. But more importantly, after surging briefly at the opening of the second half of trading to mask a feeble attempt at telegraphing the “all is well”, it rolled over with a savage ferocity plunging 700 points from an intraday high of 13,711 to just above 13,000 at the lows: yet another 5% intraday swing in a market which is now flatly laughing at the BOJ’s “price stability” mandate. Tonight’s drop has extended the plunge from May 23 to 18.4% meaning just 1.6% lower and Japan officially enters a bear market.

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6.05.13 – Trade Wars: The Chinese Empire Strikes Back

[stextbox id=”x22report”]I believe Gerald Celente said this, currency war, then trade ware and finally real war. Be prepared!![/stextbox]

  • We reported yesterday that Europe, in a surprising escalation of global trade wars, announced it would impose solar-panel duties against China in one week, with the terms rapidly deteriorating over the next three months. It took China less than one day to retaliate. What’s worse the retaliation is aimed at Europe’s already weakest – the PIIGS – by targeting not hard German machinery exports but something far more prosaic: French, Spanish and Italian wine.
  • Reuters reports that “in a step targeting southern European states such as France and Italy that back the duties but largely sparing north European opponents such as Germany, Beijing said it launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into sales of European wine. The Chinese ministry said the government had begun the probe into EU wines at the request of Chinese wine makers.
  • “The Commerce Ministry has already received an application from the domestic wine industry, which accuses wines imported from Europe of entering China’s market by use of unfair trade tactics such as dumping and subsidies,” it said in a statement.
  • “We have noted the quick rise in wine imports from the EU in recent years, and we will handle the investigation in accordance with the law.”
  • The move appeared largely symbolic and less severe than if China had targeted hi-tech exports such as Airbus aircraft, made by Toulouse-based European aerospace group EADS.
  • Beijing imported 430 million liters of wine last year, of which more than two-thirds came from the EU, according to Chinese customs figures. Imports from France alone came to 170 million liters.

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6.04.13 – New U.N. Chemical Weapons Report on Syria Blames Assad

[stextbox id=”x22report”]I wonder who the government, central bankers had to pay or threaten to get this report.  Doing everything and anything to get this war started to cover the economic collapse.[/stextbox]

  • After having some time to regroup, Western-backed propaganda against the Assad government of Syria regarding the alleged (and erroneous) claims of the use of chemical weapons against rebels death squads and civilians has apparently resumed.
  • As Reuters reports, “United Nations human rights investigators said on Tuesday they had “reasonable grounds” to believe that limited amounts of chemical weapons had been used by government forces in Syria.”
  • Reuters also states that “In their latest report, based on interviews with victims, medical staff and other witnesses, they said they had received allegations that both Syrian government forces and rebels had used the banned weapons, but that at least four instances related to their use by state forces.”
  • Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry, told a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland “There are reasonable grounds to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals weapons were used. It has not been possible, on the evidence available, to determine the precise chemical agents used, their delivery systems or the perpetrator.”
  • Pinheiro stated that the information he was reporting came from interviews conducted with “victims, refugees who fled some areas, and medical staff.” The interview process, as Reuters reports, involved teams “composed of more than 20 investigators, conducted 430 interviews from January 15 to May 15 among refugees in neighboring countries and by Skype with people still in Syria.”
  • The UN Commission of Inquiry largely contradicts earlier reports by its own UN investigators into the nature of chemical weapons’ use in Syria.

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6.04.13 – For Bloomberg, Gun Control Fight Shifts to State Capitals

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Moving forward with gun control, they are doing everything they can to get the guns away from the American people.  Little do they know is that all of these are null and void according to the 2nd Amendment[/stextbox].

  • John W. Griffin is a fast-talking, whiskey-loving, fifth-generation Nevadan who spends his days as a lobbyist courting lawmakers in Stetsons. He advocates for luxury casinos, once brokered a dispute between a brothel and a nightclub, and has helped feuding families resolve tussles over cattle crossings.
  • Now he is representing the ultimate city slicker, Michael R. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, who, undaunted by defeat in Congress, is taking his campaign for stricter gun laws to the nation’s state capitals, including here, where a bill to expand the use of criminal background checks is before the State Legislature.
  • “I thought, ‘Heck, that’s going to be a tough battle,’ ” Mr. Griffin said. “But for a man with unmatchable resources, there’s good reason to be hopeful.”
  • Fortified by several million dollars in contributions that have come in since the Newtown school massacre in December, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the national coalition Mr. Bloomberg co-founded and finances, says it has deployed more than 50 people across the country, building grass-roots organizations and dispatching foot soldiers to pressure local politicians.
  • In Washington State, where a Bloomberg-backed background-checks bill was defeated in the Legislature this year, the coalition is assisting with a ballot initiative on the same issue. In Oregon, the group has hired lobbyists to revive long-stalled legislation to regulate private gun sales. In Colorado, where the coalition helped pass stricter gun laws this year, it is preparing to defend lawmakers against a recall effort pushed by the National Rifle Association.
  • Mr. Bloomberg faces an uphill battle — many of the states he seeks to influence are places where guns are dear and New York is not. He is going up against well-organized networks of gun enthusiasts, with scores of rural voters eager to block his every move.

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6.04.13 – 2nd HOUSING Bubble POP! MASS LAYOFFS For Mortgage Bankers

  • The conclusion: the second housing bubble may have already popped…The following comment from Mark Hanson should pour cold water on anyone who still harbors any delusion that there is a “housing recovery” or that any transitory, cheap-credit driven price hikes, will persist.
  • Mass Layoffs in Mortgage Space
  • Large scale, sudden mortgage finance job loss on deck…will impact weekly claims. Rates a stiff headwind to house prices, bank earnings, consumer spend, home improvement et al.
  • After 5 years of interest rates being forced incrementally lower each year — and everybody that qualifies refinancing over and over again allowing the banks to originate and earn several points off of each gov’t loan churn — the jig is up for a while at least. The mortgage market is now so efficient — and rates have been at historic lows for so long – there is simply nobody on the proverbial “fence”.
  • This morning I was made aware that three large private mortgage bankers I follow closely for trends in mortgage finance ALL had mass layoffs last Friday and yesterday to the tune of 25% to 50% of their operations staff (intake, processing, underwriting, document drawing, funding, post-closing). This obviously means that my reports of refi apps being down 65% to 90% in the past 3 weeks are far more accurate than the lagging MBA index, which is likely on its’ way to print multi-year lows in the next month.
  • As I stress in the note below, the “refi capital conveyor belt” is a quiet, yet powerful economic driver. Not only do refi’s grease homeowners balance sheets and have been responsible for the lions” share of mortgage-centric US banks’ earnings over the past few years but they are huge for the labor market.
  • With respect to jobs, well over 100 individuals touch one refi from loan application printing/shipping, up-front processing (appraisal, credit, bank/job verifications, title, escrow etc), to lender underwriting, document drawing, and funding, and through post-closing including securitization and trustee services. So when the refi door slams shut it’s a macro headwind for which few account. In fact, many model the exact opposite…that rising rates is great for banks and the economy.

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6.04.13 – Hundreds of Gunowners Show up in Temple, TX with Loaded Guns At the “Come and Take it” March

  • A week ago this notice was posted by concerned gun owners in the state of Texas:
  • We will be gathering for a legal armed open carry march to raise public awareness of gun laws in Texas. It is partially in response to the Temple Police Department violating the Second and Fourth Amendment rights of Active Duty MSGT Christopher J. Grisham HERE. Please join us all. We will be exercising our rights as free men and women. Be part of the solution. All permits and armed march route has been approved and coordinated with the city and local authorities. Come out for music, great speakers, food and a march around the police station and town square.
  • When: June 1st
  • Where: Temple, TX
  • Venue: Community Market 212 S. Main St.
  • Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • “While out hiking with my son through backcountry roads to help him earn his Eagle Scout rank, I was illegally arrested and disarmed without cause. I was thrown in jail and my lawfully owned weapons were confiscated without receipt or notice,” -Grisham
  • That’s right! Get your guns and get to Temple, TX. They forgot we have rights and we must remind them. If we don’t stand up for fellow Texans today then we will stand alone when it happens to us in our hometown. Just a reminder on legal open carry in Texas: It must be a long gun and can be strapped or hung on your person. Holding it could be considered “calculated to alarm” and this will be a peaceful march. We will be taking up donations for the 2nd Amendment Legal Defense Fund for Christopher J. Grisham.

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6.04.13 – ‘US military buildup in Jordan is nail tapping in coffin of war in Syria’

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Getting everything into place to start the war. All they need is a false flag event to get everyone on board. [/stextbox]

  • An American military analyst says it seems the United States is getting ready for a military intervention in Syria by deploying its military weapons in Jordan.
  • “The United States is getting ready for another major war effort. It sounds terrible”, Michael Burns told Press TV on Tuesday.
  • “The fact is day by day (Syrian President Bashar) Asad and the loyalists, the Syrian government in power, maybe winning this war, and the Western powers are doing everything to prepare everything … against Asad and the liyalists.”
  • “It’s just another little nail tap tap tap in the coffin of war”, Burns added.
  • Burns also mentioned Washington’s warmongering policies are coming despite domestic problems in the country.
  • A U.S. Central Command spokesman confirmed the deployment of a Patriot missile battery and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan.
  • “In order to enhance the defensive posture and capacity of Jordan, some of these assets may remain beyond the exercise at the request of the government of Jordan,” said Lt. Col. T.G. Taylor, a spokesman at the U.S. Central Command.
  • Damascus has repeatedly said that the crisis in Syria is being engineered from outside the country. On May 18, President Assad said militants from 29 different countries were fighting against his government in different parts of the country.

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6.04.13 – The Housing Bubble Goes Mainstream

[stextbox id=”x22report”]When the mainstream media tells you to get into real estate you know its a bubble. They did the same thing prior to 2008.[/stextbox]

  • From the NYT:
  • The last time the housing market was this hot in Phoenix and Las Vegas, the buyers pushing up prices were mostly small time. Nowadays, they are big time — Wall Street big.
  • Large investment firms have spent billions of dollars over the last year buying homes in some of the nation’s most depressed markets. The influx has been so great, and the resulting price gains so big, that ordinary buyers are feeling squeezed out. Some are already wondering if prices will slump anew if the big money stops flowing.
  • “The growth is being propelled by institutional money,” said Suzanne Mistretta, an analyst at Fitch Ratings. “The question is how much the change in prices really reflects market demand, rather than one-off market shifts that may not be around in a couple years.”
  • We have quantified the massive footprint of the New Normal’s landlords in the past, but here it is again from the NYT:
  • Blackstone, which helped define a period of Wall Street hyperwealth, has bought some 26,000 homes in nine states. Colony Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, is spending $250 million each month and already owns 10,000 properties. With little fanfare, these and other financial companies have become significant landlords on Main Street. Most of the firms are renting out the homes, with the possibility of unloading them at a profit when prices rise far enough.

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6.04.13 — Supreme Court allows police to take DNA without a warrant

[stextbox id=”x22report”]I have a problem with this, fingerprinting and photographing is not removing something from your body.  The real question is where is this going, if they need a tooth can they remove it from your body, if they need to cut your hair can they take it?  [/stextbox]

  • US police are now legally allowed to take DNA samples from those who are arrested, even if they have not been convicted for a crime or gone to trial. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the controversial practice on Monday.
  • Critics claim that taking DNA samples from anyone in custody without a warrant is considered an unconstitutional “search”, but the high court believes otherwise. US police who arrest anyone for a felony are now legally allowed to take a cheek swab of the arrestee to obtain a DNA sample, regardless of whether or not an individual has been convicted.
  • The court compared this practice to fingerprinting and photographing, and ruled that it is “a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.” The court also described DNA sampling as the 21st century version of fingerprinting.
  • “DNA identification of arrestees is a reasonable search that can be considered part of a routine booking procedure,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, representing the court’s majority decision.

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6.04.13 – Obama Welcomes China To Steal Military Secrets

  • A formerly obscure naval exercise involving China and the United States is coming under increased scrutiny ahead of President Barack Obama’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday. For the first time, the Obama administration invited China’s People’s Liberation Army to participate in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, an annual maritime exercise that enlists a variety of nations typically allied with the United States. But in wake of concerted Chinese attempts to obtain U.S. military secrets, not everyone is thrilled about the two naval powers floating side-by-side.

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6.04.13 – Kerry Says US Will Sign UN Arms Treaty, Ignores Congressional Opposition

[stextbox id=”x22report”]The gun control bill, UN arms treaty and CISPA are all pending in the Senate. What is Kerry saying, we will have a false flag event that will be so spectacular, horrifying and bloody that the American people will beg Congress for the bills to be passed. The only purpose for all this is to get the guns away from the people before the economic collapse.[/stextbox]

  • Secretary of State John Kerry says that the U.S. will sign a controversial United Nations treaty on arms control in spite of bipartisan opposition from lawmakers.
  • Kerry released a written statement on Monday saying the U.S. “welcomes” the next phase for the treaty, which the U.N. General Assembly approved on April 2 but which gun rights advocates on Capitol Hill fear could lead to new gun control measures domestically, reports Fox News.
  • “We look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily,” Kerry said, adding that the treaty is “an important contribution to efforts to stem the illicit trade in conventional weapons, which fuels conflict, empowers violent extremists, and contributes to violations of human rights.”
  • The treaty would reportedly require countries that ratify it to establish national guidelines to govern the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers.
  • Supporters of gun rights have warned that it could be used as the basis for more gun control measures in the U.S.
  • Last week, 130 members of Congress signed a letter to President Barack Obama and Kerry calling on them to reject the measure.
  • “We strongly encourage your administration to recognize its textual, inherent and procedural flaws, to uphold our country’s constitutional protections of civilian firearms owners, and to defend the sovereignty of the United States, and thus to decide not to sign this treaty,” they wrote.

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6.04.13 – Top Obama Appointees Use Secret Gov’t Emails Accounts

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Of course they need to keep their email a secret, but the peoples email can be spied on without a warrant. It seems we have two sets of rules.[/stextbox]

  • Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
  • The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees’ email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.
  • The AP asked for the addresses following last year’s disclosures that the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency had used separate email accounts at work. The practice is separate from officials who use personal, non-government email accounts for work, which generally is discouraged – but often happens anyway – due to laws requiring that most federal records be preserved.
  • The secret email accounts complicate an agency’s legal responsibilities to find and turn over emails in response to congressional or internal investigations, civil lawsuits or public records requests because employees assigned to compile such responses would necessarily need to know about the accounts to search them. Secret accounts also drive perceptions that government officials are trying to hide actions or decisions.

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6.04.13 – Spain and Portugal protest austerity

  • Several thousand people take part in the “People united against the troika” international protest in Madrid on June 1, 2013, where they gathered expressing anger at government cuts.

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6.04.13 – Report: Israel Has At Least 80 Nukes

  • A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has weighed in with an educated guess about the Israeli military’s secretive nuclear weapons program, estimating the nation has around 80 “strategic” level nuclear weapons.
  • The estimate suggests 50 of the warheads are for Jericho II medium range missiles, with another 30 gravity bombs to be dropped from warplanes. The report says it is possible that smaller tactical nukes could also be in the nation’s arsenal.
  • If true, this would make Israel’s arsenal the smallest of the eight nuclear powers, though roughly in line with India and Pakistan who both, like Israel, are not signatories to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). SIPRI put their arsenals in the range of 90-120 warheads.
  • Israel had been believed to have a considerably larger arsenal than this, with past estimates mostly in the 200 warhead range and some suggesting the number could be as high as 400. Israel is the only nuclear weapons state in the Middle East.
  • The report was critical not only of the non-NPT nations with nuclear arsenals, but also of the signatories who they reported are flouting treaty requirements to work toward disarmament, noting that all five such powers are working on new nuclear weapons or plan to do so.

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6.04.13 – 13yr old Reprimanded By School For Saving Kid From Knife Attack (Canada,The Right To Be A Victim)

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Is the world turning into a bunch of wimps. People today cannot do anything themselves, think for themselves. There is only one reason the governments do want us to stand-up or to intervene, it makes it easier for the government to control the people.[/stextbox]

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6.04.13 – Americas Largest Bankruptcy Is Going To Go Through: Detroit Bankruptcy Imminent!!!

[stextbox id=”x22report”]America in recovery, feels good[/stextbox]

  • Following the State’s takeover of Detroit’s finances in March, it seems the end is growing ‘nigh’er for the troubled city. According to the WSJ, Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s emergency manager, plans to call unions and creditors to a meeting in mid-June to lay the groundwork for a bankruptcy within a matter of months. The meeting is designed to restructure the long-struggling city’s liabilities of over $17bn and is an attempt to “have a mature and sober discussion” of repayment terms following its delayed payment in April of $226 million on pensions and other obligations. Several unions said they are willing to come to the table, but believe “it’s a scare tactic.” Up to now, Gov. Snyder and Detroit elected officials have said they want to avoid using bankruptcy (Detroit would be the biggest muni filing ever) to clean up the city’s mess. But in recent days, their positions have softened, adding that, “I don’t want to go to bankruptcy, but I do know that it is a strong possibility.” Mr. Orr’s office confirmed it was evaluating the potential sale of prized assets such as the artwork at the Detroit Institute of Art, a collection potentially worth billions.

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6.04.13 – The U.S Is On The Brink Of A Massive Civil War

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6.04.13 – Civil War And The Litmus Test – “Will you shoot Americans?”

BREAKING NEWS! ATTACK ON AMERICA UPDATES LOCK AND LOAD!

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6.04.13 – Temperature’s up — so are shootings in NYC

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Gun control is really working well, as you can see in those places where there are strict gun control laws the crime and killings are higher than any other place. So heat is the problem, if this is the case than all southern states would have mass killings all year round.[/stextbox]

  • As weekend temperatures soared over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, New York City saw a sudden increase in shootings, with 26 people felled by bullets in 72 hours — seven fatally.
  • “When we have hot temperatures, we see that the crime rate seems to go up,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.
  • But Bloomberg emphasized that for the year, shootings are down in the city — 127 since January 1, which is 40 less than the same period in 2012.
  • “One shooting is one too many, but last week we had the fewest shootings in a decade, including this weekend’s shootings,” Bloomberg noted.
  • A professor says the heat index and the crime rate can connect.
  • “Lifestyle differences exist between cold weather and warm weather,” says James Alan Fox, a professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University in Boston.
  • Fox has conducted research on the possible connection between temperature and crime. His findings illustrate how these lifestyle differences can contribute to varying levels of violent crime.
  • “In cold weather, particularly in blizzards, people stay indoors, and the violent crime rate is lower. When the weather is warm, people are interacting more with others, be they friends, family, or strangers, so there are increased opportunities for conflict,” Fox says.
  • Fox says this trend continues except when it gets incredibly hot, so unbearable that even criminals become lethargic.
  • “When it gets to be in the high 90s, especially over 100 degrees, people just go indoors and look for air conditioning,” Fox said.

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6.04.13 – Turkey’s Bloody Friday (Photos) **NSFW** Massive Revolution Uprising in Turkey

[stextbox id=”x22report”]The other governments of the world do not want to let the people see this because we might get some ideas[/stextbox]

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6.04.13 – Obama’s Super Secret Treaty Which Will Push The Deindustrialization Of America Into Overdrive

[stextbox id=”x22report”]We are seeing the destruction of America, first manufacturing was moved, now there are no jobs, it’s like they want to destroy America on purpose[/stextbox]

  • Did you know that Barack Obama has been secretly negotiating the most important trade agreement since the formation of the World Trade Organization? Did you know that this agreement will impose very strict Internet copyright rules, ban all “Buy American” laws, give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and force even more domestic manufacturing offshore?
  • If you have not heard about this treaty, don’t feel bad. Obama has refused to even give Congress a copy of the draft agreement and he has banned members of Congress from attending the negotiations. The plan is to keep this treaty secret until the very last minute and then to railroad it through Congress and have it signed into law by October.
  • The treaty is known as “the Trans-Pacific Partnership”, and the nations that are reported to be involved in the development of this treaty include the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia. Opponents of this treaty refer to it as “the NAFTA of the Pacific”, and if it is enacted it will push the deindustrialization of America into overdrive.
  • The “one world” economic agenda that Barack Obama has been pushing is absolutely killing the U.S. economy. As you will see later in this article, we are losing jobs and businesses at an astounding pace. And each new “free trade” agreement makes things even worse.
  • For example, just check out the impact that the recent free trade agreement that Obama negotiated with South Korea is having on us…
    • A 10 percent decline of U.S. exports to Korea
    • The U.S. trade deficit with Korea has climbed 37 percent
    • U.S. auto industry has been crippled
    • Loss of U.S. control where international trade, banking and finance is concerned
    • A projected 159,000 jobs will be lost
  • Wait a second – I though that “free trade” agreements were actually supposed to increase exports.
  • So why have they declined by 10 percent?
  • Did someone make a really bad deal?
  • And of course we have all seen the economic devastation that NAFTA has wrought.
  • When NAFTA was pushed through Congress in 1993, the United States actually had a trade surplus with Mexico of 1.6 billion dollars. By 2010, we had a trade deficit with Mexico of 61.6 billion dollars.
  • And “free trade” with China has turned out to be a complete and total nightmare as well.
  • Back in 1985, our trade deficit with China was approximately 6 million dollars (million with a little “m”) for the entire year.

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6.04.13 – US missile defense system may remain on Jordan-Syria border after drills

  • The US will deploy Patriot missile batteries and F-16 fighter jets in Jordan for military exercises, and the weapons may remain there indefinitely due to the threat of the Syrian civil war. The US has declined to comment on the size of the deployment.
  • The missile defense systems were “approved for deployment to Jordan as part of Exercise Eager Lion,” AFP quoted US Central Command spokesperson Lt. Col. T.G. Taylor as saying. “In order to enhance the defensive posture and capacity of Jordan, some of these assets may remain beyond the exercise at the request of the government of Jordan,” he added.
  • The US has so far refused to reveal how many F-16s are being deployed, or how many of them will remain in Jordan after the exercises conclude. Jordanian officials have confirmed that the missile defense systems are being sent, vowing they will only be used to defend the country from potential missile attacks.

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6.04.13 – Putin: S-300s not yet delivered to Syria

  • Russia has not yet delivered Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, President Vladimir Putin said.
  • “As for the S-300s, it’s one of the best air defense systems in the world,” Putin said following a Russia-EU summit. “It’s a serious weapon. We would not like to tip the balance of power in the region. We signed the contract a few years ago. It has not been implemented yet.”

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6.04.13 – Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Records Startling Collapse of Eurozone Interbank Loans And Warns of Stock Market Crash

  • Bank for International Settlements warns of stock market crash
  • There is no economic recovery. However, the loose monetary policies of central banks drives the share prices to record highs. Therefore, the BIS warns of bubble formation.
  • The markets were under the curse of the world’s central banks, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The cheap money pushing up stock prices at record highs, even though there was absolutely no economic recovery.
  • The continuing flood of money some major central banks in recent months had “helped the operators to repress signs of a global slowdown,” the FT quoted from the latest quarterly report from the BIS, the so-called central bank of central banks.
  • The Basel institution is particularly critical of the plans announced in April, the Bank of Japan to double the monetary base of the yen by extreme money printing.This new phase of loose monetary policy may be seen also in Europe, where the ECB has cut interest rates to historically low 0.5 percent.
  • The global flood of money have let the stock prices shoot up even in Europe the prices went up -. Despite the recession and despite the banking crisis in Cyprus Investor behavior will determined by the central banks, the BIS..
  • Central bankers themselves, whose goal was just so, to give the market prices of buoyancy, have warned in recent months against too much optimism. Both the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England-Chief, have publicly warned that their policies could lead to blistering (last here ) But the central bankers are in a dilemma. One end of the flood of money would immediately cause global recession.
  • BIS records startling collapse of eurozone interbank loans
  • Cross-border lending is falling drastically across the western world as banks slash exposure to Europe and bend to tougher capital rules, according to data from the Bank for International Settlements.
  • Foreign bank loans fell by $472bn (£311bn) in rich countries in the fourth quarter of last year, contracting at an 8pc annual rate. The retrenchment was led by a collapse of interbank loans in the eurozone, where lenders in the creditor states continue to pull back from periphery countries.
  • Volumes fell by $284bn across the eurozone, a 20pc rate of contraction. Belt-tightening by banks is a key reason why the region remains stuck in recession for the seventh quarter in a row.
  • The BIS said in its quarterly report that the markets are “under the spell of monetary easing”, convinced that central banks will keep the asset boom going despite signs of “broad deceleration” in the US economy and fatigue in China.

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6.03.13 – An Effective Substitute for War: The United Nations Agenda 21

  • According to the 1967 book, The Report from Iron Mountain, lasting peace would be neither desirable nor sustainable nor create the legitimate right for government to rule society. Among its nine specific recommendations, war and militarism topped the list as government’s best overall solutions until and if there was an effective substitute for war, equal in stature and impact to war, capable of creating a similar national rallying point for the masses. Their highest recommendation other than war and militarism was…environmentalism.
  • More than 100 world leaders, including President George H.W. Bush, gathered in Rio for fourteen days of discussion on climate change and biodiversity. While attending, President Bush Sr., along with 178 other national heads, signed the Rio Declaration, a non-binding, non-partisan statement of broad principles for environmental policy called United Nations Agenda 21. Its global mission is to elevate the status of nature in order to preserve the natural world for future generations.
  • By executive order, in 1993, President Bill Clinton created and set up the President’s Council on Sustainable Development to translate UN Agenda 21 into public policy administered by the federal government. The Council’s sixteen-point document, “Sustainable America,” affirmed the commitment to develop and implement the Agenda’s environmental policies in the United States. Its three strategies, environment, economy, and social equity are represented by three interconnecting circles.
  • Governments . . . should adopt a national strategy for sustainable development — “Agenda 21,” Section 8.7
  • Sounds good on the surface, but upon closer scrutiny, Agenda 21 is the implementation plan of global governance from the local level on up. Since that day in Rio in 1992, the Agenda’s more sinister implications have come to light. “Soft” law of the original non-binding document had no legal teeth. However, as ICLEI infiltrates local communities, Agenda 21’s true colors shine through as “hard” regulations with associated penalties.
  • The phrase “sustainable development” gave Agenda 21 a positive public image but in the end, it only panders to and soothes the people with a marketing sound bite while nefarious new infrastructures are seamlessly put in place. Federalists in 1787 used the same sort of strategy when they distributed Federalist Papers to assure the public that all power of government was in the people; meaning a new constitution would in no way change the hard-won liberties gained by the American Revolution.
  • Agenda 21 is poised to wipe out whatever might be left of the private property rights of individuals. Do not be deceived by the rhetoric. Sustainable development is underway where you live. An agenda of domination and control bleeds through the seemingly benign cover story in the land of the New Normal of nature’s rights.
  • It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. — Common Sense, Rights of man, and other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine, Thomas Paine, Anti-Federalist, author, 1791

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6.03.13 – Professor calls for NRA members to be shot by firing squad for treason

  • A professor in West Virginia provides yet another example of the inescapable reality that the real threat to America, beyond a complicit media, is likely to be found in college classrooms.
  • Christopher Swindell, journalism professor at Marshall University, is calling on National Rifle Association members to be shot before a firing squad.
  • In an op/ed published in the Charleston Gazette on Thursday, Swindell offered his version of the “final solution” for supporters of the Second Amendment, as Independent Journal Review’s Michael Miller characterized his vile rhetoric.
  • While passing himself off as “mainstream,” Swindell labels the NRA’s concerns as “knuckle-dragging Cretan talk” and accuses the organization of advocating for the overthrow of the U.S. government:
  • “Here it is. The NRA advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America. That’s treason, and it’s worthy of the firing squad.
  • The professor adds that James W. Porter, Jr., the new NRA president, whom he referred to as “a white, rich old man,” has an agenda to arm the populace for confrontation and to drive his point home, he pulls the race card:
  • “We put the president in the White House. To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason. And many invite it gladly as if the African-American president we voted for is somehow infringing on their Constitutional rights.”
  • After calling himself as a “peacable man,” Swindell suggested “to turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, “We’ll put a boot in your —, it’s the American way.”
  • “Except it won’t be a boot,” he writes. “It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good.”
  • That the Charleston Gazette would even publish such inflammatory vitriol is irresponsible in the least, but far more egregious is that this man is teaching the youth of America. God help us.

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6.03.13 – Europe rejects GMO crops; kinder gentler America seeks labeling

[stextbox id=”x22report”]So now we have Japan, South Korea and Europe rejecting the GMO crops.  It is spreading and this just might be the trigger to send everything out of control[/stextbox]

  • Monsanto has just announced it’s giving up on most of Europe: people there don’t want GMO food. In America, the struggle is for labeling GMOs.
  • This is some kind of “fairness doctrine.” Let the US consumer decide what kind of food to buy. Choice. It’s the American way, right?
  • No, actually it isn’t. The evidence gathered over the last 10 years is staggering. GMO food and the herbicides sprayed on them constitute a major health hazard, to say the least.
  • And this doesn’t begin to cover the lying business practices of Monsanto, who promised farmers that Roundup would kill weeds in the fields. Instead, the weeds have proliferated to the point where the farmers have to kill everything growing with stronger, more dangerous herbicides, like Paraquat.
  • In the US, laws exist to prosecute crimes involving endangerment of health and crimes related to false marketing practices. These laws are on the books. When it comes to Monsanto, they’re gathering dust on the shelves.
  • Choice and fairness apply to competitive products that are safe. The consumer picks one type of tomato over another. The consumer buys walnuts rather than pecans. The consumer chooses black olives over green olives.
  • Choosing non-GMO corn instead of GMO corn still leaves dangerous GMO corn in produce bins.

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6.03.13 – Syrian intelligence service thwarts assassination attempt against Syrian President – Lebanese newspaper

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Just a couple of weeks ago Israel put out a statement “General: Israel Prepared to Attack Syria If Assad Falls“.  How interesting[/stextbox]

  • Militants planned to use the mobile anti-aircraft systems they had received from Qatar for hitting Assad’s plane with the help of a surface –to- air missile on its way to Latakia Airport, the Addiyar Newspaper says.
  • It turned out that 2 technical workers from the Mezza military airfield near Damascus from where the airliner of the Syrian President was due to take off were involved in the above-mentioned plot. According to the Lebanese newspaper, among the master minders of an attack on the airliner of the Syrian President were the militants of the radical Islamist group Jebhat al-Nusra and the Syrian anti-aircraft gunners who deserted from the Syrian army and whom radical Islamists attracted to their side. The firing should have started after Assad’s plane’s going down to the height of 50 metres.
  • The information to the effect that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has started to spend his days off on the beach came in from sources in Latakia, where the other participants of the plot were operating. The airliner of the Syrian President took off as was planned but immediately landed, the Lebanese newspaper said. The whole group consisting of 3 persons was spotted and immediately neutralized.
  • The Addiyar Newspaper believes that the Qatari and Turkish special services are behind the planned assassination attempt against the Syrian President. “Failing to win a military and diplomatic victory over Assad, official Doha and official Ankara decided to physically eliminate him”, the Lebanese newspaper says.
  • Neither the official sources in Damascus nor government media have given their commentaries yet over the information published by the Addiyar Newspaper.

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6.03.13 – The Full List Of 2013’s Bilderberg Attendees

  • The only thing more ominous for the world than a Hindenburg Omen sighting is a Bilderberg Group meeting. The concentration of politicians and business leaders has meant the organisation, founded at the Bilderberg Hotel near Arnhem in 1954, has faced accusations of secrecy. Meetings take place behind closed doors, with a ban on journalists. We suspect the agenda (how the US and Europe can promote growth, the way ‘big data’ is changing ‘almost everything’, the challenges facing the continent of Africa, and the threat of cyber warfare) has been somewhat re-arranged as market volatility picks up and the status quo begins to quake once again.
  • Chairman: Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
  • Paul M. Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Board, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
  • Marcus Agius, Former Chairman, Barclays plc
  • Helen Alexander, Chairman, UBM plc
  • Roger C. Altman, Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners
  • Matti Apunen, Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
  • Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Asli Aydintasbas, Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper
  • Ali Babacan, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA
  • Nicolas Barré, Managing Editor, Les Echos
  • José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission
  • Nicolas Baverez, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Olivier de Bavinchove, Commander, Eurocorps
  • John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Franco Bernabè, Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia S.p.A.
  • Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
  • Carl Bildt, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Anders Borg, Swedish Minister for Finance
  • Jean François van Boxmeer, CEO, Heineken
  • Svein Richard Brandtzæg, President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Oscar Bronner, Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt
  • Peter Carrington, Former Honorary Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
  • Juan Luis Cebrián, Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
  • Edmund Clark, President and CEO, TD Bank Group
  • Kenneth Clarke, Cabinet Minister
  • Bjarne Corydon, Danish Minister of Finance
  • Sherard Cowper-Coles, Business Development Director, International, BAE Systems plc
  • Enrico Cucchiani, CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
  • Etienne Davignon, Belgian Minister of State; Former Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
  • Ian Davis, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
  • Robbert H. Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Haluk Dinçer, President, Retail and Insurance Group, Sabanci Holding A.S.
  • Robert Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP plc
  • Nicholas N. Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute
  • Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Investor AB
  • Thomas Enders, CEO, EADS
  • J. Michael Evans, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Ulrik Federspiel, Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
  • Martin S.Feldstein, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, NBER
  • François Fillon, Former French Prime Minister
  • Mark C. Fishman, President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Douglas J. Flint, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Paul Gallagher, Senior Counsel
  • Timothy F Geithner, Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Michael Gfoeller, US Political Consultant
  • Donald E. Graham, Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company
  • Ulrich Grillo, CEO, Grillo-Werke AG
  • Lilli Gruber, Journalist – Anchorwoman, La 7 TV
  • Luis de Guindos, Spanish Minister of Economy and Competitiveness
  • Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Felix Gutzwiller, Member of the Swiss Council of States
  • Victor Halberstadt, Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
  • Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Simon Henry, CFO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group
  • Pablo Isla, Chairman and CEO, Inditex Group
  • Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Lazard
  • James A. Johnson, Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
  • Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
  • Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
  • Robert D. Kaplan, Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor
  • Alex Karp, Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies
  • John Kerr, Independent Member, House of Lords
  • Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
  • Klaas H.W. Knot, President, De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Mustafa V Koç,. Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
  • Roland Koch, CEO, Bilfinger SE
  • Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Marie-Josée Kravis, Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
  • André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
  • Ulysses Kyriacopoulos, Chairman, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • J. Kurt Lauk, Chairman of the Economic Council to the CDU, Berlin
  • Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School
  • Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
  • Christian Lindner, Party Leader, Free Democratic Party (FDP NRW)
  • Stefan Löfven, Party Leader, Social Democratic Party (SAP)
  • Peter Löscher, President and CEO, Siemens AG
  • Peter Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel; Chairman, Lazard International
  • Jessica T. Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Frank McKenna, Chair, Brookfield Asset Management
  • John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
  • Thierry de Montbrial, President, French Institute for International Relations
  • Mario Monti, Former Italian Prime Minister
  • Craig J. Mundie, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation
  • Alberto Nagel, CEO, Mediobanca
  • H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands
  • Andrew Y.Ng, Co-Founder, Coursera
  • Jorma Ollila, Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc
  • David Omand, Visiting Professor, King’s College London
  • George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Soli Özel, Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University; Columnist, Habertürk Newspaper
  • Alexis Papahelas, Executive Editor, Kathimerini Newspaper
  • Safak Pavey, Turkish MP
  • Valérie Pécresse, French MP
  • Richard N. Perle, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • David H. Petraeus, General, U.S. Army (Retired)
  • Paulo Portas, Portugal Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
  • J. Robert S Prichard, Chair, Torys LLP
  • Viviane Reding, Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission
  • Heather M. Reisman, CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • Hélène Rey, Professor of Economics, London Business School
  • Simon Robertson, Partner, Robertson Robey Associates LLP; Deputy Chairman, HSBC Holdings
  • Gianfelice Rocca, Chairman,Techint Group
  • Jacek Rostowski, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister
  • Andreas Schieder, Austrian State Secretary of Finance
  • Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
  • Rudolf Scholten, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
  • António José Seguro, Secretary General, Portuguese Socialist Party
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO, Michelin Group
  • Kristin Skogen Lund, Director General, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Peter D. Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
  • Martin Taylor, Former Chairman, Syngenta AG
  • Tidjane Thiam, Group CEO, Prudential plc
  • Peter A. Thiel, President, Thiel Capital
  • Craig B. Thompson, President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Jakob Haldor Topsøe, Partner, AMBROX Capital A/S
  • Jutta Urpilainen, Finnish Minister of Finance
  • Daniel L. Vasella, Honorary Chairman, Novartis AG
  • Peter R. Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan Province, Canada
  • Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB
  • Kevin Warsh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Galen G.Weston, Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Baroness Williams of Crosby, Member, House of Lords
  • Martin H. Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
  • James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
  • David Wright, Vice Chairman, Barclays plc
  • Robert B. Zoellick, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

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6.03.13 – Qassim Al-Rimi, Commander Of Al Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula, Warns Americans On Security

[stextbox id=”x22report”]So the CIA created and controlled Al Qaeda is telling the American people that they are going to create another false flag event since the Boston Bombing event went really bad and did nothing to stop gun owners or bring us into war. So they are going to try again, the government and central bankers are setting up another false flag event to get the war started to cover up the economic collapse. Remember we have potential events coming up, look at the side bar of X22 Report and see all the potential false flag events.[/stextbox]

  • The military leader of al-Qaida’s Yemeni branch says Americans will not be safe unless their leaders respect the security of other nations and do not attack or oppress them.
  • In a message addressed “to the American nation,” Qassim al-Rimi, commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, said: “your security is not achieved by despoiling other nations’ security or by attacking and oppressing them.”
  • The six-minute English-subtitled audio, posted on a militant website late Saturday, implored Americans to “leave us with our religion, land and nations and mind your own internal affairs.”
  • Al-Rimi said the bombing of the Boston marathon in April, and the recent sending of ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg “indicate that the control of your security has broken away.” The video was produced by al-Qaida’s media arm, al-Malahem Foundation.

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6.03.13 – UPDATE: Dowagiac Union Schools on lockdown

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Will this be the potential false flag for the gun control? We will have to wait and see[/stextbox]

  • Police say a school custodian noticed a person believed to be about 14-years-old outside the Dowagiac Middle school with a gun around 6:40 a.m. The principal arrived on scene and attempted contact with the person, but they then entered the woods to the east of the building.
  • Officers arrived and set up a perimeter to try and find the person, who was seen walking through the woods. Officers heard a single gunshot, and found the person with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • The person was taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown.
  • The schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Police and school officials believe it to be an isolated incident but are continuing to investigate.

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6.03.13 – US Military Blocks Access to Christian Website, Due to “Hostile Content”

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Don’t you find it odd that the government would get involved because of malware or a virus, really, this is a bunch of BS. This totally goes against the 1st Amendment. The government has no right to violate free speech.[/stextbox]

  • Weeks ago, The US Military blocked access to the “Southern Baptist Convention” website, due to ‘hostile content’. It has since been unblocked, but was this a beta test, to gauge the outrage in planning for future Internet censorship?
  • Recently, the pentagon and US military blocked access to the “Southern Baptist Convention” website, supposedly due to hostile content. This is extremely disturbing to those who wisely question their official reasoning for doing so, and it raises fierce concern about future government interference in Internet activity. Luckily, the infrastructure for an uninhibited Internet exists and is growing, for example, there is the TOR Network (The Onion Router). No matter what, it seems, the Internet can not die.
  • The pentagon claimed the block was due to malware somewhere on the website, a vague and not very logical explanation. It also came just weeks after the government began to label Christian groups as potential threats, religious extremists, and other fear-based, absurd titles, so most people who view this in the proper context, don’t buy the official narrative for a second. Many believe that this is a sort of beta test, to gauge how much outrage there would be if they blocked this website. Last time I checked, the US Military’s job was to systematically kill human beings with machinery, not protect Christians from malware.
  • The bottom line is, the US Military, and government, have absolutely no right to inhibit anyone’s free speech. Yet, they continue to break their own laws, and molest the constitution. The elephant found in the room after this event is, will pro human rights activists, liberty activists, ‘anti government’ whistleblowers, and other ideological combatants of government and corporate propaganda be censored? We must take a firm stand for our first amendment rights, against this disturbing idea of Internet censorship.
  • There’s a well known phrase that pertains to this issue – “If government shuts down my Internet, we shut down the government.” While I strongly wish for the eventually disillusion of this government to be an orderly, voluntary, and peaceful one, only time will tell if that will be the case.

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6.03.13 – Friday’s Drop Was Just a Hint Of What’s Coming

  • The economic gaming continues in the US.
  • On Friday it was announced that consumer confidence hit its highest level in nearly six years. Indeed, the last time we saw confidence in the economy as this reading was July 2007…
  • Here’s a riddle… how can consumer confidence be so high when:
  • Household wealth remains 45% lower than it was before the Crisis?
  • Incomes are falling?
  • Prices are generally rising?
  • Technically we’re all poorer than we were before 2008 happened. Most of us are making less money. And we’re spending more just trying to get by thanks to higher food, energy, and healthcare prices. Heck, housing is now even soaring again, pricing most beginning homebuyers out of the market.
  • And yet… supposedly we’re all feeling much better about things. Either we’re all delusional… or the data is being massaged to look better than reality.
  • Against this backdrop, Bernanke continues to talk about how removing stimulus could damage the “recovery.”
  • This is extraordinary.
  • We’re five years into a financial crisis. The typical business cycle is 10 years. So just based on historical cycles alone we should be witnessing a roaring recovery by now. And yet, the Fed Chairman is worried that removing stimulus (which is now north of $85 billion by the way) would damage the “recovery.”
  • Folks this entire mess is one big house of cards that is getting ready to collapse again. The Fed doesn’t have an exit plan. It never had a plan to begin with except to leave the paperweight on the “print” button. The fact that they’re still talking about a recovery five years and $2+ trillion after the Crisis hit makes it clear they’re losing control.
  • The market is beginning to sense this as Friday’s collapse indicates. As I’ve stated many times in the past weeks, stocks were ready to correct. Friday we got a hint of what’s coming:

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6.03.13 – South Korea joins Japanese ban on U.S. wheat imports after shocking GMO contamination announcement by USDA

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Many other countries will probably join the ban and this will hurt the American economy.  Will this be the trigger along with Japan that causes the accelerated economic collapse.[/stextbox]

  • News about the GMO contamination of U.S. wheat crops seems to be spreading faster than the GMOs themselves. On Friday, South Korea joined Japan in announcing a halt on imports of U.S. wheat due to the USDA’s recent announcement that commercial wheat grown in the USA is contaminated with Monsanto’s genetically engineered wheat.
  • Some Americans may still not realize this, but GMOs are outlawed or shunned nearly everywhere around the world. Only in the USA have GMOs managed to avoid being labeled or outlawed — and that’s primarily due to Monsanto’s financial influence over lawmakers.
  • Monsanto shares plummeted 4 percent on Friday following the announcement by South Korea. This is completely in line with predictions made here at Natural News, where I said earlier in the week, before Japan and South Korea announced their wheat boycotts:
  • All wheat produced in the United States will now be heavily scrutinized — and possibly even rejected — by other nations that traditionally import U.S. wheat. This obviously has enormous economic implications for U.S. farmers and agriculture.
  • How much of the U.S. wheat supply is now contaminated with GMOs?
  • “…the mysterious appearance of the Monsanto wheat has raised questions about how the strain traveled there and whether it is lurking in the commercial wheat crop,” reports the Washington Post.
  • WashPo goes on to report that Monsanto, “is still testing strains of gene-altered wheat in Hawaii and North Dakota.”
  • In truth, nobody knows how much of the wheat is contaminated. Every more shockingly, food companies don’t bother testing wheat for GMOs, either!
  • Until now, that is. All of a sudden, food importers all around the world are wondering whether they are inadvertently buying U.S. wheat that’s contaminated with GMOs. Consumers, too, are asking the question, “Have I been eating GMO wheat without even knowing it?” These Monsanto wheat experiments, after all, have been taking place since 1998.
  • Is Monsanto lurking in your Wheaties?
  • U.S. farmers suddenly seeing the economic damage that Monsanto can do

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6.03.13 – Five Israeli military aircraft violate Lebanese airspace

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Provoking any country they can to get the war started. What would happen if 5 North Korean military aircraft violated American airspace?  [/stextbox]

  • Five Israeli aircraft have penetrated the Lebanese airspace and flown over several areas of Lebanon in blatant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.
  • An Israeli drone entered the airspace over the southern village of al-Naqoura, situated 91 kilometers (57 miles) south of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, at 6:45 a.m. local time (0345 GMT) on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Lebanese military.
  • The remote-controlled aircraft carried out surveillance flights over several areas in southern Lebanon, including the towns of Riyaq, Baalbek and Zahleh, before it left Lebanon’s airspace at 2:40 p.m. local time (1140 GMT) while flying over the town of Alma al-Shaab.
  • Four Israeli warplanes also crossed into Lebanon’s airspace over the southern border village of Kfar Kila, located 96 kilometers (59 miles) south of Beirut, at 9:20 a.m. local time (0620 GMT) on Sunday.
  • The warplanes flew over several areas in Lebanon before leaving the airspace at 11:00 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) while flying over Alma al-Shaab.
  • The Israeli regime violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
  • Lebanon’s government, the Hezbollah resistance movement, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, have repeatedly condemned the overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.

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6.03.13 – 18 Signs That Massive Economic Problems Are Erupting All Over The Planet

  • This is no time to be complacent. Massive economic problems are erupting all over the globe, but most people seem to believe that everything is going to be just fine. In fact, a whole bunch of recent polls and surveys show that the American people are starting to feel much better about how the U.S. economy is performing. Unfortunately, the false prosperity that we are currently enjoying is not going to last much longer. Just look at what is happening in Europe.
  • The eurozone is now in the midst of the longest recession that it has ever experienced. Just look at what is happening over in Asia. Economic growth in India is the lowest that it has been in a decade and the Japanese financial system is beginning to spin wildly out of control. One of the only places on the entire planet where serious economic problems have not already erupted is in the United States, and that is only because we have “kicked the can down the road” by recklessly printing money and by borrowing money at an unprecedented rate. Unfortunately, the “sugar high” produced by those foolish measures is starting to wear off. We are going to experience a massive amount of economic pain along with the rest of the world – it is just a matter of time.
  • #1 The eurozone is now in the midst of its longest recession ever. Economic activity in the eurozone has declined for six quarters in a row.
  • #2 Italy’s economy has now been contracting for seven quarters in a row.
  • #3 Industrial production in Italy has fallen for 15 months in a row. It has now fallen to its lowest level in about 25 years.
  • #4 The number of people that are considered to be “seriously deprived” in Italy has doubled over the past two years.
  • #5 Consumer confidence in France has just hit a new all-time low.
  • #6 The number of unemployed workers seeking a job in France has hit a brand new all-time record high. Many unemployed workers in France are utterly frustrated at this point…
  • “I’ve sent CVs everywhere, I come to the unemployment agency every day, for 3 or 4 hours to look for work as a truck driver and there’s never anything,” said 42-year old Djamel Sami, who has been unemployed for a year, leaving a job agency in Paris.
  • #7 Unemployment in the eurozone as a whole has just hit a brand new all-time record high of 12.2 percent.
  • #8 Youth unemployment continues to soar to unprecedented heights in Europe. The following is from an article that was recently posted on the website of the Guardian that detailed how bad things are getting in some of the worst countries…
  • In Greece, 62.5% of young people are out of work, in Spain it’s 56.4%, then Portugal with 42.5%, and then Italy with 40.5%.
  • #9 Youth unemployment is being partially blamed for the worst rioting that Sweden has seen in many years. The following is how the Daily Mail described the riots…
  • Sweden is reeling after a third night of rioting in largely run-down immigrant areas of the capital Stockholm.
  • In the last 48 hours violence has spread to at least ten suburbs with mobs of youths torching hundreds of cars and clashing with police.
  • It is Sweden’s worst disorder in years and has shocked the country and provoked a debate on how Sweden is coping with youth unemployment and an influx of immigrants.
  • #10 An astounding 10 percent of all banking deposits were pulled out of banks in Cyprus during the month of April alone.
  • #11 Economic growth in India is the slowest that it has been in an entire decade.
  • #12 Suddenly Australia is experiencing some tremendous economic challenges. The following quotes are from a recent Zero Hedge article…
  • -“We’re seeing a much sharper contraction in the Australian economy than we’d anticipated four or five months ago”. Coffey MD, John Douglas. The engineering group has seen its shares, which traded above $4 in 2007, hit 10c last week.
  • -“By 10am, the Fitness First gym in the city is packed full of brokers who’ve had a gutful of sitting at their desk doing nothing – salary cuts are starting and next it will be jobs” Perth broker
  • -“Oh mate, the funding market is dead. You are now seeing a few deeply discounted rights issues for those that are reaching desperate levels ….. liquidity has completely disappeared” Perth broker
  • #13 The financial system in Japan is beginning to spin wildly out of control. The Japanese stock market has now declined about 15 percent from the peak, and many believe that the yen will continue to get weaker and that interest rates in Japan will start to rise significantly.
  • #14 Global cash flow is declining at a rate not seen since the last recession. This indicates that we could be headed for a global credit crunch.
  • #15 Real wages continue to decline in the United States. Even though we are being told that the U.S. is experiencing an “economy recovery”, real weekly earnings have declined from $297.79 in 2010 to $295.49 in 2011 to $294.83 in 2012. (The preceding calculation is based on 1982-1984 dollars)
  • #16 Wall Street is buzzing about the fact that “the Hindenburg Omen” appeared at the end of last week. So exactly what is “the Hindenburg Omen”? The following are the criteria that are used to determine whether it has appeared or not…
    • 1. The daily number of NYSE new 52 Week Highs and the daily number of new 52 Week Lows must both be greater than 2.2 percent of total NYSE issues traded that day.
    • 2. The smaller of these numbers is greater than or equal to 69 (68.772 is 2.2% of 3126). This is not a rule but more like a checksum. This condition is a function of the 2.2% of the total issues.
    • 3. That the NYSE 10 Week moving average is rising.
    • 4. That the McClellan Oscillator ( a market breadth indicator used to evaluate the rate of money entering or leaving the market and interpretively indicate overbought or oversold conditions of the market)is negative on that same day.
    • 5. That new 52 Week Highs cannot be more than twice the new 52 Week Lows (however it is fine for new 52 Week Lows to be more than double new 52 Week Highs).
  • When the Hindenburg Omen makes an appearance, it supposedly means that the U.S. stock market is likely to experience a serious decline within the next 40 days.
  • #17 As I wrote about the other day, the SentimenTrader Smart/Dumb Money Index is now the lowest that it has been in more than two years. That means that lots of “smart money” has been getting out of the market and lots of “dumb money” has been pouring in.
  • #18 Margin debt on the New York Stock Exchange has set a new all-time high. The following is from a recent Market Oracle article…
  • Margin debt—that’s the amount of money borrowed to purchase stocks—on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) reached its all-time high in April. Margin debt on the NYSE registered at $384.3 billion as the key stock indices hit new record-highs. (Source: New York Stock Exchange web site, last accessed May 29, 2013.) The highest margin debt ever reached prior to this was in July of 2007, when it stood just above $381.0 billion. At that time, just like today, the key stock indices were near their peaks and “buy now before it’s too late” was the prominent theme of the day

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6.03.13 – Exclusive: (AFRICOM) US Armed Forces Piloting Drones From Bases In Germany

  • The targeted killing of presumed terrorists by drones in Africa has been largely conducted from US military bases in Germany, an investigation by German TV channel ARD’s “Panorama” and the Süddeutsche Zeitung has revealed.
  • Particularly involved in running the drone missions are the Stuttgart-based US military high command for Africa (Africom) and the US Air Force’s Air Operations Center (AOC), located in Ramstein, in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz.
  • Ten deadly drone attacks killing up to 29 people have so far been carried out in Somalia by US forces. Most of those killed were believed to be members of the militant Al Shabab, which aims to create an Islamic state on the Horn of Africa.
  • Since 2011 an air mission control center in Ramstein has been guiding US Air Force attacks in Africa including Somalia. Up to 650 staff at the Ramstein control center monitor African air space, evaluate pictures taken by drone and satellite, and plan new missions. Without the special satellite relay station for unmanned flying objects in Ramstein the drone attacks in Africa “could not be carried out,” according to a US Air Force internal memo.
  • Documents make clear that there are plans to replace an old facility with a better, permanent one. U.S. Congress approved the equivalent of 8.4m euros for this in 2011. “Realizing this project will improve satellite communication with drones long-term,” says the document.
  • When asked, a US military spokesperson said that generally responsibility for all military operations in Africa — including the drone missions — lay with Africom in Stuttgart. An internal memo shows that Africom is seeking to hire “secret service analysts” whose task would be to “nominate” targets for drone missions in Africa.
  • According to Thilo Marauhn, a Giessen-based specialist in international law, the blatant involvement of Germany in a secret drone program poses a number of potentially troubling legal issues. “The killing of suspected individuals with the help of armed drones outside an armed conflict situation” could, Marauhn said — if Germany’s government knew about it but didn’t protest — constitute “being an accessory in an abuse of international law.”
  • When questioned a spokesperson for the German government stated that the government had “no knowledge” of the fact that drone attacks were planned or carried out by US armed forces in Germany.
  • German constitutional law forbids military deployment that runs counter to international law from within Germany’s territory. In the specific instance however, the spokesperson said, the federal government had “no frames of reference.”
  • According to secret services, a US drone attack carried out on Wednesday on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, killed the second in command of the Pakistani Taliban, Wali-ur Rehman.

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6.03.13 – Eurozone unemployment hits another record high of 12.2% in April

[stextbox id=”x22report”]So this is what a recovery looks like[/stextbox]

  • In April a further 95,000 people across the eurozone lost their jobs, says Eurostat. This marked another all-time high unemployment rate, with the total of 19.38mn people now out of work.
  • April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 12.2%, up from 12.1%in the previous month, according to the European Commission’s statistics office.
  • Southern states like Greece, Spain and Portugal performed the worst. One in four people in Greece and Spain are now jobless, as the unemployment rate there stands at about 27%.
  • The lowest unemployment rate is in Austria at 4.9%.
  • Youth unemployment remains a special problem, as 3.6 million people under the age of 25 are out of work across the 17 eurozone nations. In relative terms, youth unemployment reached a sky-high 24.4% in April.In Italy alone 40.5% of young people are unemployed.
  • “We have to deal with the social crisis, which is expressed particularly in spreading youth unemployment, and place it at the centre of political action,” the BBC quotes Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano.
  • In April, the number of people losing their jobs in the countries using the single currency has increased for the 24th consecutive month. In the meantime, the jobless figure for all 27 members of the European Union remains at 11%.

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6.03.13 – Turkish police clamp down on anti-government protests

  • Turkey has entered a fourth day of turmoil, as the country is swept away in the biggest wave of anti-government protesting in years. Thousands now flood the streets, as police continue to crack down on protesters with tear gas and water cannon.
  • 11:10 GMT: Turkish police are using tear gas against the opposition in Ankara, a Reuters witness said. The law enforcers were targeting a groups of some 1,000 protesters, most of them young people, as they were advancing towards the capital’s Kizilay Square demanding the resignation of PM Erdogan. The violent confrontation is now in its fourth successive day.
  • 08:45 GMT: Erdogan says the Turkish intelligence services are investigating possible foreign links to the weekend riots.
  • 08:25 GMT: Erdogan says Turkish people must not be provoked by the protest organized by extremist forces and claims that the latest riots have nothing to do with the Gezi Park sit-ins.
  • 07:05 GMT: Prime Minister Erdogan is to leave Turkey on a four-day visit to North Africa. He is expected to speak at the Istanbul airport – his fifth address in the last two days – before flying out of the country.
  • 01:47 GMT: Amid the ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey, Washington has called on all parties to “calm the situation.” The White House in particular urged security forces to “exercise restraint.” In a statement released on Sunday, spokeswoman Laura Lucas said the US believes peaceful public demonstrations “are a part of democratic expression.”

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6.03.13 – IRS Actually Fears Man Who Doesn’t File Taxes

  • Amid an unusual spotlight on IRS conduct, a Colorado businessman contends his case is one the government particularly wants to keep hidden, because it could cause the whole federal agency to self-destruct.
  • Jeff Maehr, a Colorado chiropractor who has engaged in a number of business ventures, including PureHealthSystems.com, admits he has refused to file federal income tax returns since 2002, but he says the IRS is afraid to press criminal charges against him.
  • “They don’t want this to go to court, because there is so much information there that would blow them out of the water if this became public knowledge,” Maehr claimed.
  • “They are scared to death to bring this in front of a jury and give it a public hearing,” he said. “Instead, they know the IRS goes through administrative processes and ignorant judges and courts who all play this little game.”
  • Maehr insists he is not a “tax protester.”
  • “It’s not that I’m unwilling to pay my taxes. In fact, I acknowledge the principle of taxes is constitutional,” Maehr said. “However, I only want to pay the taxes that I owe.”
  • As WND previously reported, the U.S. Supreme Court docketed a case by Maehr in which he contended that while the government has constitutional authority to tax, the IRS has engaged in “unlawful, unconstitutional, unfair and biased” practices to declare salaries and wages to be income without any legal basis. Earlier this month, however, the high court declined to hear his case.
  • Maehr said there are questions he has asked the IRS that the agency has yet to answer.
  • “I am not talking about the answer given on their website, I am talking about a specific law or statute that defines income as wages,” he said. “They apparently cannot produce it, or they would’ve done so already.”
  • Maehr said that in 2007, the IRS attempted to gather the information from various sources such as PayPal and his mortgage company to prepare a $280,000 assessment it determined he owed for 2003 to 2006.
  • However, despite its claims, the IRS has made no apparent effort to hold Maehr accountable for refusing to pay.
  • Additionally, the agency has not attempted to go after Maehr for income from 2007 to 2011.
  • Maehr noted that the federal government’s unwillingness to prosecute him is particularly noteworthy because it has had no problem pressing charges against high-profile people such as actor Wesley Snipes.
  • Snipes was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for failing to file tax returns for 1999 to 2001. The three years are a fraction of the time Maehr has refused to file.
  • However, Maehr says he has a paper trail that has prevented the IRS from going after him as it did Snipes.
  • “There are certain parameters they have to follow when attempting to prosecute somebody for willful failure to file,” Maehr said. “They have to be able to prove that I knew I had a duty to file and I didn’t file.
  • “However, my paper trail clearly shows that I do not believe I had a duty to file and the reasons for my believing that – and here’s where I have asked the questions, and I want them to answer and show me where that duty is in the law in the Internal Revenue Code.”
  • Maehr insisted that for the IRS to prosecute him, it would have to answer his questions in court.
  • “They would need to prove their case in court that wages are income and they can’t possibly make the case,” he said.

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6.03.13 – How to Hide Your Digital Communications from Big Brother

[stextbox id=”x22report”]All communication need to be encrypted. You can think of an encrypted email like this. If you use the regular mail and have the post office deliver it and you send your letter without an envelope it is not encrypted anyone can read it as it passes hands. If you send the same letter in an envelope it is sealed and nobody can read it because it is protected and the authorities need a warrant to open the envelope.[/stextbox]

  • Big Brother is hoping to eliminate anonymous digital communication, but a new messaging protocol may provide privacy advocates a way around their snooping government no matter where they live.
  • It couldn’t come at a better time as governments increasingly demand access to private communications.
  • In fact, an FBI whistleblower recently revealed that all digital communications are being recorded and stored by the U.S. government.
  • Since most emails, instant messaging, and all voice calls (land line, cell or Internet) run through central service providers that database all user activity, the government has easy access to this information upon request, secret subpoenas or even backdoors to these services to view private communications in real time.
  • The Associated Press was recently violated the Department of Justice who, with a secret subpoena, forced service providers to hand over phone records of AP’s reporters and central offices.
  • he U.S. government claims the authority to track, trace, and database all electronic communications in order to keep us safe. Despite the obvious intrusion of privacy, it clearly has the intent to spy on all communications and is actively seeking expanded legal cover and technological advances for full spectrum digital surveillance.
  • Large central service providers make this nefarious goal possible.
  • But as the government cracks down on Web privacy, a new decentralized communication protocol called Bitmessage has emerged to offer an easy way for people to send and receive encrypted messages.
  • What is Bitmessage?
  • Bitmessage is a peer-to-peer encrypted messaging protocol that allows people to communicate anonymously.
  • Bitmessage’s official description is as follows:
  • Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities. It uses strong authentication which means that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed, and it aims to hide “non-content” data, like the sender and receiver of messages, from passive eavesdroppers like those running warrantless wiretapping programs. (Source)
  • Based loosely on Bitcoin’s open-source protocol, Bitmessage utilizes the computer power of decentralized users to process the messages making them essentially impossible to track. Addresses are made up of 36 random characters as opposed to a name and other personal information that email services require.
  • Example Bitmessage address: BM‐2nTX1KchxgnmHvy9ntCN9r7sgKTraxczzyE

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6.03.13 – Dean Clifford – CTV ‘Free-man’ Interview 2013

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6.03.13 – Japanese Stocks Down Over 2% At Open; Nikkei 16% Off Highs

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Nikkei is down 513 points this morning, Europe markets are down, this will be interesting when the American markets open. I will roll the dice and say that the markets will start down and then be pumped back up by late afternoon by the plunge protection team and the high frequency traders. [/stextbox]

  • Despite a pre-open dump in JPY to try and spark some momentum, things are not going according to Abe’s wealth-creation plan in Japan right now. The Nikkei 225 is down over 300 points (over 16% from its highs a week ago) and the broader-based TOPIX is down over 2.1% from Friday’s close (down 14% from its highs). Topix Bank and Real Estates indices continue to suffer from high-beta-itis (-3%) but the Oil & Gas sector is now being dragged into the mess too (-3.2%). JGBs are rallying only modestly (yields lower by 1-2bps) in light of this decent selloff in stocks. JPY is now at its highs of the day testing 100.4 and JGB implied volatility is on the rise once again. All things considered… not good.
  • The broader TOPIX index is down over 14% fropm its recent highs led by Banks and Real Estate (and Oil & Gas today)…

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6.02.13 – DHS wastes billions of taxpayers’ money in the so-called fight against terrorism

[stextbox id=”x22report”]DHS is not to protect the American people from terrorists, they are to control the American people before, during and after the collapse. They are put into place to spy and place individuals into groups that might be threat, to confiscate guns and keep an eye on everyone.  If you look at their terrorist threat system it always says there are no current alerts – take a look[/stextbox]

  • Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress passed legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Its mission was simple to protect the United States from any future terrorist attacks.
  • It now employs over 240,000 people to carry out five core security missions. Number one is to prevent terrorism and enhance security. This is closely followed by managing US borders and administering immigration law to safeguarding cyberspace and ensuring resilience to natural disasters.
  • The Department of Homeland Security has become the third largest Federal department bringing together 22 different Federal agencies and has a huge billion dollar budget.
  • Recent events have cast shadows over the Department of Homeland Security and suggest that the third largest Federal department is not fit for purpose. One large shadow over the DHS is the damning report issued by Senator Tom Coburn in December 2012 Safety At Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in US Cities. Dr. Coburn conducted a year-long investigation into how the DHS spends its billion dollar budget. It is a devastating indictment of the organization’s leadership.
  • The 55-page report issued by Senator Coburn goes into forensic detail of how the DHS has spent over $35 billion of taxpayers’ money over the last ten years. His report pulls no punches. In his introduction Senator Coburn informs the tax payer:
  • The spending spree has led many cities to purchase military assets often used in war zones such as unmanned aerial drones and armored cars. When officials in Carlsbad, California proposed buying a BearCat armored car one resident observed:
  • What we’re really talking about here is a tank, and if we’re at the point where every small community needs a tank for protection, we’re in a lot more trouble as a state than I thought.
  • Little concrete evidence exists to support such claims …Ten years and billions of dollars since the September 11th attacks, many are asking is the nation safer and better prepared and if not, how much more money is needed to be adequately prepared. Instinctively, FEMA and its advocates declare that the nation is safer because of all the spending. The primary premise of providing grant dollars is to invest in security measures that reduce risk and stem the resulting losses from a potential attack. Yet, FEMA cannot demonstrate how UASI dollars (or for that matter, any other homeland security grant dollars) have helped to buy-down risk and enhance the nation’s ability to prevent, respond to, or recover from man made attacks or natural disasters.

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6.02.13 – How Schools Are Selling Your Children’s Privacy

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6.02.13 – Anonymous declares #OpTurkey, attacks govt websites in support of protests

  • Anonymous claim to have taken down several websites across Turkey targeting municipal governments in Mersin and Izmir. The hacktivists have announced #OpTurkey to support anti-government protests that have been gripping the country for three days.
  • The operation was kicked off in response to the police crackdown of protests which have taken the country by storm. The Gebze Institute of Technology has also come under digital fire.
  • Decrying the reaction of Turkish authorities to the ongoing protests as those of a “petty dictator,”Anonymous vows to kick off a worldwide action which will “bring the Turkish government to its knees.”
  • With #opTurkey, the hacktivist collective plans to “attack every Internet and communications asset of the Turkish government.”

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6.02.13 – The Redemption Deluge Arrives: SAC Bracing For Massive $3.5 Billion In Withdrawals

  • Executives of SAC Capital Advisors LP are bracing for what they have estimated could be $3.5 billion in withdrawals as a quarterly deadline approaches for clients of the hedge-fund giant to ask for their money back, according to people briefed on the matter.
  • The anticipated withdrawals, which the people described as preliminary estimates that were still in flux going into the weekend, would follow requested withdrawals of $1.7 billion by SAC clients in the first quarter.
  • If the estimates hold, the outflows would represent more than half of the firm’s remaining outside capital and would bring the total amount SAC investors have sought back this year to more than $5 billion. As of mid-May, the firm managed about $5.6 billion in outside money, out of a total of $14 billion in assets, according to details of its operations as described by SAC representatives to clients and others outside the firm.
  • In other words, the “information arbitrage” powerhouse that was SAC for over two decades, collecting 3 and 50 or so from outside clients, is finished. Going forward it will at best remain as a “family office”, managing its own friends and employees’ money, however as everyone knows, hedge fund managers make their money not on capital upside (because there is always downside no matter how good PM Ben Bernanke is at offsetting all systemic risk9) but on the fees charged from outside clients.
  • In the meantime, with SAC’s regulatory gross leverage of over 3.0x, transforming SAC’s net assets of $13 billion into $44 billion in regulatory assets, this means that major unwinds are a-coming.

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6.02.13 – BACKLASH! GUN-CONTROL LAWS NULLIFIED

[stextbox id=”x22report”]All of these gun control laws are null and void according to the second amendment. The central bankers and government are not going to let this go so they are preparing the next false flag which will let them pass the gun control bill and UN arms treaty that pending in the senate, get ready because it is coming[/stextbox]

  • Efforts at the national and state level to pass new gun-control laws have stirred up an unintended backlash – local officials who are not only rejecting the new legislation, but actively “nullifying” gun-control laws already in place.
  • Police Chief Mark Kessler of Gilberton Burough, Pa., is among more than 200 law enforcement officers, state lawmakers, county officials and concerned citizens who gathered Friday at the annual convention of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, or CSPOA, in St. Charles, Mo.
  • Among the hot topics at the conference: examples of local and county officials who have declared gun-control laws already on the books null and void in their communities.
  • On Jan. 3 of this year, Kessler drafted a “Second Amendment Protection Resolution” for his little town of roughly 800 residents, which, when passed by city officials a few weeks later, Kessler told the conference, “nullified every single gun-control law in the nation.”
  • “I have a very unique view,” Kessler said. “If you want to own a firearm, carry a gun under your jacket or over your jacket, the Second Amendment is your concealed carry permit, period. … It has nothing to do with self-defense; it has to do with [freedom from] tyranny.”
  • Kessler told the conference, “Nullification is the key. We just have to tell them, ‘That’s it.’ I drew my line in the sand back on Jan. 3. … One person can make a difference; you just need to do something about it.”
  • But apparently, Kessler is not alone.
  • Michael Peroutka of the Institute for the Constitution, an attorney and former Constitution Party candidate for president, also told the conference about Carroll County, Md., which on May 22 adopted a resolution declaring it a “Second Amendment sanctuary county.”

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6.02.13 –Barack Obama to tell Xi Jinping cyber attacks must cease

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Building the cyber attack against China, making it look like we want them to stop, China denies the attacks.  There is no way that they know it is China, using proxy servers attackers bounce the attacks off of many servers, all they know is where the last server was located[/stextbox]

  • CHINA and the US have agreed to regularly hold top-level meetings to establish parameters that will address the rapid escalation in cyber espionage.
  • The first bid to ease tensions over the scale of alleged intrusions by Chinese organisations into US government and corporate bodies emerged over the weekend as the nations’ presidents prepare for two days of talks this week at a private retreat in California.
  • The first official talks between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, starting on Friday, will probably be dominated by fresh Pentagon claims that China is the largest cyber hacker in the world.
  • It will be the first time that the heads of the world’s two largest economies have met since Mr Xi was appointed to China’s top job in March. However, the discussions will probably be far from friendly.
  • An unnamed senior US official involved in negotiations to hold regular meetings told The New York Times that “we need to get some norms and rules”.
  • US officials told the newspaper they did not expect the talks to immediately trigger a significant reduction in hacking, but one source was quoted as saying: “It is a serious issue that cannot simply be swatted away with talking points.”
  • The meetings would focus primarily on the theft of intellectual property from US companies. “Our concerns are not limited to that, but that’s what needs urgent attention,” the source added.
  • General Keith Alexander, of the US National Security Agency, said the Chinese-led hacking was the “greatest transfer of wealth in history” because the attacks centred on commercial organisations. China has been accused at least four times in the past six months of being the mastermind behind hundreds of cyber-hacking attacks.
  • Pentagon chief and Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on the weekend the Chinese government and the military, through the powerful People’s Liberation Army, had ordered cyber attacks on the US government, the public sector and private business.
  • The accusations come less than a month after a specialist Pentagon report said China had deliberately infiltrated US computer systems to spy and gain a commercial advantage.
  • “The US has expressed our concerns about the growing threat of cyber intrusions, some of which appear to be tied to the Chinese government and military,” Mr Hagel said at a conference in Singapore attended by senior Chinese military officials.
  • “As the world’s two largest economies, the US and China have many areas of common interest and concern, and the establishment of a cyber working group is a positive step in fostering US-China dialogue on cyber.”

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6.02.13 –New World Order, Police State, Collapse Documentary: Descent Into Tyranny

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6.02.13 – Secret Court Document Finds Spy Techniques Unconstitutional, Justice Department Fights To Keep It Hidden

  • The Justice Department may soon be forced to reveal a classified document that details unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens. The Justice Department has fought to keep the document secret for about a year, but a recent court order demands that they respond to a formal request filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation by next week, June 7, 2013.
  • This document was first revealed last July by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to call attention to an expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2008 — which then-Sen. Barack Obama voted for . According to Wyden, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that the government violated the Fourth Amendment. The FISC mostly operates in secret, so the actual court decision remained classified. Wyden was only able to say the FISC decision existed; he was unable to disclose any details about the actual surveillance techniques that were deemed unconstitutional or how many Americans they affected.
  • The EFF took legal action to learn more about the FISC decision. An initial victory in a district court established in the public record that the Justice Department does possess an 86-page FISC decision on unconstitutional surveillance methods that was published Oct. 3, 2011. The decision found that some techniques were “unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment,” and that the court concluded that “on at least one occasion,” the Justice Department “circumvented the spirit of the law.”
  • New technologies have made it easier for the Justice Department to spy on Americans, but others have fought back recently. Google has publicly fought against National Security Letters requesting user data, and more recently, a judge rejected and exposed an FBI proposal to use malware to turn a personal computer into a surveillance device.

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6.02.13 – Syria claims sarin seizure at rebel hideout as Russia ‘blocks’ UN’s Qusair resolution

  • The Syrian Army has seized two containers with poisonous sarin agent in a rebel hideout, SANA said citing sources. Meanwhile, Russia reportedly blocked the UNSC resolution set to slam Damascus’ offensive on the town of Qusair held by opposition forces.
  • Syrian Arab News Agency reports that sarin, together with automatic rifles, pistols and homemade bombs (IEDs) was seized in the Faraieh neighborhood of the city of Hama.
  • Sarin (or GB) is an extremely toxic, though colorless and odorless, substance that disrupts the nervous system, over-stimulating muscles and vital organs, if it comes into contact with skin. This potentially extremely harmful nerve agent was originally invented and manufactured to be used as a chemical weapon. According to UN Resolution 687, Sarin is classified as a weapon of mass destruction.
  • The threat of chemical weapons deployment in Syria has become a major international concern, with American President Barack Obama even saying previously that the use of chemical arsenal by the Syrian government would be a “red line” and might precipitate a foreign military intervention.
  • However, in early May an independent UN commission came to the conclusion that Syrian rebels had used sarin nerve gas, while allegations of its use by the government have not yet received any official confirmation.

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6.02.13 – Marc Faber: “People With Financial Assets Are All Doomed”

  • As Barron’s notes in this recent interview, Marc Faber view the world with a skeptical eye, and never hesitates to speak his mind when things don’t look quite right. In other words, he would be the first in a crowd to tell you the emperor has no clothes, and has done so early, often, and aptly in the case of numerous investment bubbles. With even the world’s bankers now concerned at ‘unsustainable bubbles’, it is therefore unsurprising that in the discussion below, Faber explains, among other things, the fallacy of the Fed’s help “the problem is the money doesn’t flow into the system evenly, how with money-printing “the majority loses, and the minority wins,” and how, thanks to the further misallocation of capital, “people with assets are all doomed, because prices are grossly inflated globally for stocks and bonds.” Faber says he buys gold every month, adding that “I want to have some assets that aren’t in the banking system. When the asset bubble bursts, financial assets will be particularly vulnerable.”
  • The Fed has been flooding the system with money. The problem is the money doesn’t flow into the system evenly. It doesn’t increase economic activity and asset prices in concert. Instead, it creates dangerous excesses in countries and asset classes. Money-printing fueled the colossal stock-market bubble of 1999-2000, when the Nasdaq more than doubled, becoming disconnected from economic reality. It fueled the housing bubble, which burst in 2008, and the commodities bubble. Now money is flowing into the high-end asset market – things like stocks, bonds, art, wine, jewelry, and luxury real estate.
  • Money-printing boosts the economy of the people closest to the money flow. But it doesn’t help the worker in Detroit, or the vast majority of the middle class. It leads to a widening wealth gap. The majority loses, and the minority wins.
  • On The Bubble
  • I am suggesting that in the fourth year of an economic expansion, near-zero interest rates will lead to a further misallocation of capital. I thought the U.S. market would have a 20% correction last fall, but it didn’t happen. I also said the market might explode to the upside before the correction occurred. We might be in the final acceleration phase now. The Standard & Poor’s 500 is at 1650. It could rally to 1750 or even 2000 in the next month or two before collapsing. People with assets are all doomed, because prices are grossly inflated globally for stocks, bonds, and collectibles.
  • On Europe:
  • Investors don’t fully comprehend what happened in Cyprus. In the event of future bailouts, bank depositors will lose a percentage of their money. Money in the bank isn’t 100% safe anymore.
  • On Gold:
  • Gold is down 30% from its 2011 peak of $1,921, but has far outperformed financial assets since 1999. A correction was overdue. I have about a 25% allocation to gold and buy some every month. I want to have some assets that aren’t in the banking system. When the asset bubble bursts, financial assets will be particularly vulnerable.
  • Gold is easier to carry than a Lamborghini.
  • Most of my gold is in a safe-deposit box in Switzerland, but I am shifting it to Asia.

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6.01.13 –  Hagel Warns China on ‘Growing Threat’ of Cyberattacks

[stextbox id=”x22report”]Preparing the country for main event false flag, the cyber attack.  This cyber attack is the perfect storm, it will hit the power grid shutting off the electric for weeks, during this time the President will use his executive order and declare martial law, people will be angry and pissed, when the lights come back on and they will find out that their money is no longer in the bank. At this point they will blame it on another country like China, Iran, Syria etc.  The American people will be angry, pissed, tired and will want revenge, which is WAR!!![/stextbox]

  • In remarks directed at China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke Saturday of a “growing threat” of cyberattacks against the United States and called on America and its allies to “establish international norms of responsible behavior in cyberspace.”
  • Speaking to an audience of defense analysts and defense ministers from Asia and Europe at the annual conference of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Mr. Hagel said the United States was “clear-eyed about the challenges in cyber.”
  • “The United States has expressed our concerns about the growing threat of cyberintrusions, some of which appear to be tied to the Chinese government and military,” he said in a speech largely devoted to the Obama administration’s defense posture in Asia.
  • At the same time, Mr. Hagel stressed the need for more talks between the American and Chinese militaries to build trust and reduce the risk of miscalculation at a time of mounting rivalry.
  • His remarks were immediately challenged by a Chinese general in a question-and-answer session after his speech. A delegate to the conference, Maj. Gen. Yao Yunzhu, director of the Center for China-America Defense Relations at the Academy of Military Science in Beijing, said she was not convinced — and China was not convinced — that the United States wanted a “comprehensive” relationship with China. The new United States policy in Asia and the Pacific amounts to containment of China, General Yao said.
  • Mr. Hagel responded that Washington wanted more transparency in military dealings with China. “You have to talk to each other, be direct with each other, be inclusive,” he said.
  • Speaking a week before a summit meeting in California between President Obama and China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, Mr. Hagel sought to reassure Washington’s nervous Asian allies — who are concerned about China’s expanding naval activities — that the United States would maintain its presence in the region.
  • Over all, he said, the United States will keep its “decisive military edge,” an oblique but distinct reference to American military superiority. China has announced an 11.2 percent increase in military spending this year, part of its rapid military modernization.
  • He stressed that new technologies would entail spending fewer resources in a smarter way, saying that the Navy had launched an experimental drone from an aircraft carrier last month for the first time. It was a feat, he said, that ushered in a new era of naval aviation. Unstated — but understood by many in the audience — was the fact that China just last year put into service its first aircraft carrier, an old Ukrainian vessel refitted by the Chinese.

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6.01.13 – Justice Department Secret Document Details Unconstitutional Surveillance of American Citizens

  • The Justice Department may soon be forced to reveal a classified document that details unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens. The Justice Department has fought to keep the document secret for about a year, but a recent court order demands that they respond to a formal request filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation by next week, June 7, 2013.
  • This document was first revealed last July by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to call attention to an expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2008 — which then-Sen. Barack Obama voted for . According to Wyden, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that the government violated the Fourth Amendment. The FISC mostly operates in secret, so the actual court decision remained classified. Wyden was only able to say the FISC decision existed; he was unable to disclose any details about the actual surveillance techniques that were deemed unconstitutional or how many Americans they affected.
  • The EFF took legal action to learn more about the FISC decision. An initial victory in a district court established in the public record that the Justice Department does possess an 86-page FISC decision on unconstitutional surveillance methods that was published Oct. 3, 2011. The decision found that some techniques were “unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment,” and that the court concluded that “on at least one occasion,” the Justice Department “circumvented the spirit of the law.”

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6.01.13 – Top 1% Own 39% Of All Global Wealth: Hoarding Soars As We Hurtle Toward Economic Oblivion

  • According to a study that was just released by Boston Consulting Group, the wealthiest one percent now own 39 percent of all the wealth in the world. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent only own 1 percent of all the wealth in the world combined. The global financial system has been designed to funnel wealth to the very top, and the gap between the wealthy and the poor continues to expand at a frightening pace. The global elite continue to hoard wealth and heap together enormous mountains of treasure in these troubled days even though the economic suffering around the planet continues to grow. So exactly how have the global elite accumulated so much wealth? Well, one of the primary ways is through the use of debt. As I have written about previously, there is about 190 trillion dollars of debt in the world but global GDP is only about 70 trillion dollars. Our debt-based global financial system systematically transfers wealth from us and our governments into the hands of the global elite. And of course the gigantic banks and corporations that the elite control are constantly gobbling up everything of value that they can find: natural resources, profitable small businesses, real estate, politicians, etc. Money, power, ownership and control are becoming very, very tightly concentrated at the top of the food chain, and that is a very dangerous thing for humanity. When too much money and power gets into too few hands, it almost always results in tyranny.
  • What will eventually happen when the global elite have ALL the wealth?
  • Will the rest of us work as serfs in a system that they have iron-fisted control over?
  • And what if they decide that they don’t really need billions of people working for them? Will they decide to implement population control measures in order to reduce the number of “useless eaters”? It is already happening in China and other highly centralized societies.
  • When all of the economic rewards of a society go to a very small handful of people, it tends to be very destabilizing. We have seen this again and again throughout history.

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6.01.13 – State Department Terrorism Report: Upping the Stakes for War

  • According to Washington, terrorism is what they do, not us. Defending independent sovereignty is called terrorism. So are legitimate responses to Western/Israeli-sponsored attacks.
  • Incidents manufactured out of whole cloth are called terrorism. In October 2011, Iran was falsely charged with plotting to kill Saudi Arabia’s US ambassador (Adel al-Jubeir).
  • No plot whatever existed. So-called plans “never progressed” because they’re were none. The entire scenario was fabricated. At issue is falsely claiming Iran represents an existential threat.
  • It’s done to build a case for regime change. Washington tolerates no independent governments. It wants subservient pro-Western ones replacing them.
  • Manssor Arbabsair and Gholam Shakuri were charged. Shakuri’s an Iranian-based Revolutionary Guard Quds Force member. Arbabsair’s a naturalized US citizen. He holds an Iranian passport. On May 30, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
  • On May 30, the State Department released it “Country Reports on Terrorism 2012.” It assesses “international terrorism” throughout the year. It does so country-by-country.

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6.01.13 – Wake Up Call 2013: Obama DHS Prepares For Civil War

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6.01.13 – The 25 Rules of Disinformation

  • 1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don’t discuss it — especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it’s not reported, it didn’t happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.
  • 2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the “How dare you!” gambit.
  • 3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such “arguable rumors”. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a “wild rumor” which can have no basis in fact.
  • 4. Use a straw man. Find or create a seeming element of your opponent’s argument which you can easily knock down to make yourself look good and the opponent to look bad. Either make up an issue you may safely imply exists based on your interpretation of the opponent/opponent arguments/situation, or select the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Amplify their significance and destroy them in a way which appears to debunk all the charges, real and fabricated alike, while actually avoiding discussion of the real issues.
  • 5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary attack the messenger ploy, though other methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as “kooks”, “right-wing”, “liberal”, “left-wing”, “terrorists”, “conspiracy buffs”, “radicals”, “militia”, “racists”, “religious fanatics”, “sexual deviates”, and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues.
  • 6. Hit and Run. In any public forum, make a brief attack of your opponent or the opponent position and then scamper off before an answer can be fielded, or simply ignore any answer. This works extremely well in Internet and letters-to-the-editor environments where a steady stream of new identities can be called upon without having to explain criticism reasoning — simply make an accusation or other attack, never discussing issues, and never answering any subsequent response, for that would dignify the opponent’s viewpoint.
  • 7. Question motives. Twist or amplify any fact which could so taken to imply that the opponent operates out of a hidden personal agenda or other bias. This avoids discussing issues and forces the accuser on the defensive.
  • 8. Invoke authority. Claim for yourself or associate yourself with authority and present your argument with enough “jargon” and “minutiae” to illustrate you are “one who knows”, and simply say it isn’t so without discussing issues or demonstrating concretely why or citing sources.
  • 9. Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues with denial they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.
  • 10. Associate opponent charges with old news. A derivative of the straw man usually, in any large-scale matter of high visibility, someone will make charges early on which can be or were already easily dealt with. Where it can be foreseen, have your own side raise a straw man issue and have it dealt with early on as part of the initial contingency plans. Subsequent charges, regardless of validity or new ground uncovered, can usually them be associated with the original charge and dismissed as simply being a rehash without need to address current issues — so much the better where the opponent is or was involved with the original source.  More…..

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6.01.13 – Illinois lawmakers approve concealed guns bill

  • Illinois lawmakers on Friday approved a measure that permits residents to carry concealed guns, which if signed by the governor would make some form of carrying a concealed weapon legal in all 50 states.
  • Illinois is the only state in the nation to ban most people from carrying a concealed gun outside the home and lawmakers are up against a deadline to approve a bill after a federal appeals court struck down that ban as unconstitutional.
  • The appeals court said the ban violated the right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution and gave Illinois until early June to pass a law that would meet constitutional protections.
  • Last week, the House approved a bill that included a clause that would have overturned Chicago’s ban on assault weapons, raising objections from senators, the city and governor.
  • A revised bill passed on Friday with a 45-12 Senate vote and a 89-28 House vote that allows Chicago to keep its ban on assault weapons, but requires America’s third-largest city to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons.
  • The bill now goes to Governor Pat Quinn but passed both the state House and Senate with enough votes to override a veto.
  • If he signs it, the National Rifle Association would achieve a long-time goal of ending the Illinois ban and making some form of concealed carry legal in all 50 states.
  • State Senate President John Cullerton said no one would be fully satisfied, but lawmakers had sought an appropriate compromise.

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6.01.13 – The 34 Words That May Have Caused Today’s Crash In Stocks

[stextbox id=”x22report”]On The People I was wondering if gold was going to be pushed back below $1400 and it was.  The stock market will probably make a dramatic recovery on Monday, we will have to wait and see[/stextbox]

  • There is much consternation about what triggered today’s rapid escalation of selling pressure in US stocks. As the evening wends on and traders sip their Absinthe, it appears an embargoed record of the Fed’s Advisory Panel minutes was at least a major concern as it raised the very real specter that those in charge are concerned at the monster they have created:
  • “There is also concern about the possibility of a breakout of inflation, although current inflation risk is not considered unmanageable, and of an unsustainable bubble in equity and fixed-income markets given current prices.”
  • “Unsustainable bubble”? And this not from some fringe blog but… bankers?
  • And some bonus words, which have to be read to be believed:
  • Uncertainty exists about how markets will reestablish normal valuations when the Fed withdraws from the market. It will likely be difficult to unwind policy accommodation, and the end of monetary easing may be painful for consumers and businesses. Given the Fed’s balance sheet increase of approximately $2.5 trillion since 2008, the Fed may now be perceived as integral to the housing finance system.
  • Uhm… wow.

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6.01.13 – A legal battle between Google and the United States Department of Justice is heating up as the

[stextbox id=”x22report”]What happened to the fourth Amendment, did everyone forget about this. The constitution is being ripped apart[/stextbox]

  • Internet behemoth challenges the Obama administration’s warrantless requests for personal user data.
  • Google has been opposing the National Security Letters, or NSLs, documents sent to telecommunication companies in secret that compel them to provide information about subscribers to the government. The Justice Department does not need to warrant or subpoena the information, instead relying on a Patriot Act-provision that allows Federal Bureau of Investigation offices around the country to request data by stating only that it is required for a national security matters.
  • Because NSLs are filed under seal and in almost all cases are accompanied by a gag order that restricts the recipient from speaking about the request, little information is publically known about the process. On Friday, CNET reporter Declan McCullagh revealed that Google’s attempt to shut-down 19 NSLs it received ended with a federal judge saying the company must honor 17 of the government’s requests.
  • “A federal judge has ruled that Google must comply with the FBI’s warrantless requests for confidential user data, despite the search company’s arguments that the secret demands are illegal,” McCullagh wrote early Friday.

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6.01.13 – Riots, barricades, street battles as police fight protesters in Turkey

  • Thousands of protesters in Istanbul clashed with police in the most violent rally Turkey has seen in years. Hundreds have been injured and dozens arrested in fierce rioting which the media has dubbed the Turkish Spring as it spreads across the country.
  • The protests in Turkey have entered their second day Saturday morning, with police trying to disperse crowds in Istanbul and Ankara with teargas and water cannons.
  • The bridge over the Bosphorous Strait in Istanbul was blocked by thousands of protesters heading west from the eastern part of the city, trying to reach Taksim Square, cordoned off by police.

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