London housing market is imploding and this is starting to happen in many other countries. Boeing will be laying off hundreds. Homebuilder confidence dips in April, the housing market is imploding. Empire Fed declines as the real hard data shows what’s really happening with the economy. Trump is playing with the Fed and just turned the tables on the Fed to show that they are the ones bringing down the economy. Be prepared the push is on to bring the economy down, the fight is who will be blamed. India’s ATM machines are running out of cash. Immigration is down 70% according to DHS, and this is without a wall. The deep state and the corporate media continually push propaganda to get something started with North Korea. The US is moving more ships into the area of NK. The deep state is using this issue with NK and it’s not about nuclear weapons, its about opium trade. The deep state is pushing their agenda and if they do not get want they want they are prepared to us a cyber attack on the US and make it look like a NK was responsible. Be prepared for a collapsing economy and a shutdown of the power grid.
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Current News – 04.17.2017
- London home market had suffered its biggest crack in years, when home prices plunged the most in six years according to Rightmove. Asking prices in London dropped 4.3% in December with inner London down 6%. Meanwhile, the most exclusive neighborhoods, like Kensington and Chelsea, recorded even sharper declines at nearly 10% as home buyers migrated to cheaper areas of the city.
- according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, its price balance for the city fell to the lowest since February 2009 last month, plunging to minus 49, which means that a greater percentage of agents reported drops in March.
- Boeing VP John Hamilton announces that the company will lay off “hundreds” of engineers as soon as this week, affecting Washington and “other enterprise locations.”
- As Bloomberg headlines show:
- *BOEING TO SEND NOTICES FOR INVOLUNTARY LAYOFFS APRIL 21
- *BOEING ENGINEERING LAYOFFS PLANNED FOR JUNE 23, 2017
- After reaching 12 year highs in March, Homebuilder confidence dipped in April led by a notable decline in the Northeast and Midwest regions. All four underlying components dropped in April with future sales expectations back near post-election lows.
- Current and future sales indices dropped as did prospective buyer traffic.
- Janet Yellen must feel betrayed by Trump.
- During his campaign last year, the President lambasted the Fed’s zero interest policy. Trump (rightfully) explained how the Fed’s zero interest rate policy hurt responsible savers who now receive next to nothing from deposit accounts.
- You may remember a few weeks ago the Wall Street Journal published an estimate of how much this policy has cost savers. The article tallied the cost to savers at $1 trillion. That’s money that savers could have earned from deposits, padding retirement accounts and flowing back into the economy…
- the Fed has begun to prepare investors for higher interest rates. In March, the Fed moved its target interest rate to a range of 0.75% to 1.00%. While still paltry compared to historical levels, this is the highest rates have moved since the Financial Crisis.
- Yellen led investors to believe that there will be additional rate hikes this year, with the Fed moving more aggressively to send rates back to “normal” levels.
- Looking at the order of events, you would think that Yellen was simply falling into line with Trump’s campaign promises. After all, Trump told the American people that the Fed’s low rate policy was a disaster!
- But last week, Trump turned the tables on Yellen.
- Trump made it clear that higher interest rates and the recent strength in the U.S. dollar was bad for the U.S. economy.
- “I do like a low interest rate policy, if I must be honest with you. I think our dollar is getting too strong…”
- I can just picture an exasperated Yellen shouting “What GIVES?!?” after listening to the interview.
- First, Yellen started raising rates in a nod to Trump’s campaign promises. And then Trump publicly indicates that he wants the opposite done. By stating that he does not want a strong dollar, Trump is handcuffing Yellen — keeping the Fed from steadily raising rates.
- Five months have passed since the demonetisation drive, but the people of India continue to face a shortage of cash in banks and ATMs. The Times of India reports that more than 90% of the ATMs in the northern region do not have cash, and in the southern states as many as 65% of ATMs have run dry.
- “Nearly 70 per cent of our 648 ATMs in the three districts are out of cash. The rest will also become dry in the next few days as we do not have cash to refill the machines. We are helpless from our side,” he said.
- A banking source said the RBI has diverted most of the cash to north India due to the recent elections. This has affected the southern parts of the country. “The government’s intention is to encourage smart payment systems, but the infrastructure is not up to the mark,”
- r, banking officials said on Thursday that banks may slash the number of free ATM withdrawals or hike the charges levied to discourage people from using cash.
- Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that the number of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has “dropped off precipitously” by almost 70%. the number of illegal aliens that are moving up from the south has dropped off precipitously.
- Kucinich revealed that the REAL source of all the anti-Trump leaks is the corrupt American intelligence community!
- “What’s going on in the intelligence community with this president is unprecedented. They’re making every effort to upend him.
- The people behind these illegal leaks and wiretaps MUST be held accountable for TREASON and punished to the fullest extent of the law.
- “The White House is under attack from elements inside the intelligence community, which are trying to elevate tensions between Russia and the United States, and at the bottom of that is money, is an agenda for somebody to cash in on a conflict between the US and Russia” -Dennis Kucinich
- The first round of French elections will be held on April 23rd, prompting Facebook to shut down pro Le Pen accounts, which they deem to be ‘fake’.”
- “In addition to outright bans, the company [Facebook], in conjunction with French media, are running ‘fact checking’ programs — designed to fight ‘fake news’, heightening their efforts around the elections — which spans from 4/23-5/7.”
- The Sun newspaper reports that the US may have sabotaged Kim Jong-un’s missile test yesterday through a cyber-attack causing the rocket to spectacularly flop, according to a former British foreign secretary.
- the US has been able to sabotage and remotely control North Korean launches for years courtesy of cyberattacks,
Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missile program in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds.
Soon a large number of the North’s military rockets began to explode, veer off course, disintegrate in midair and plunge into the sea.
Vice Foreign Minister told the BBC’s
“We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,”
- He added that:
an “all out war” would result if the US was “reckless enough to use military means”.
- Ambassador Kim, North Korea’s Permanent UN Representative, hosted a news conference
- *U.S. PUSHED KOREAN PENINSULA TO ‘BRINK OF WAR’: ENVOY KIM
- “It has been created dangerous situation in which the thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula and pose a serious threat to the world’s peace and security, to say nothing of those of northeast Asia.”
- Following Sunday’s failed medium-range missile test by Kim Jong-Un, President Donald Trump has been evaluating his response options and according to Bloomberg, which cited a “person familiar with his thinking”, is willing to consider ordering “kinetic” military action, including a sudden strike, to “counteract North Korea’s destabilizing actions in the region”
- when the medium-range missile test failed right after launch early Sunday morning local time, Trump was informed immediately and decided to downplay it,
- The decision not to name China a currency manipulator has marked one of the sharpest major reversals of the Trump administration
- During his campaign, Trump repeatedly accused China of deliberately devaluing its currency to hurt US trade
- Trump tweeted that he has ‘great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea’. But ‘if they’re unable to do so, the US, with its allies, will.’
- Video has been released allegedly showing a mass military mobilization in Russia, just eight miles from the border with North Korea,
- unconfirmed by the Russian government, was spotted by residents in the border city and posted on social media.
- According to the reports, a military convoy of eight surface-to-air missiles, part of Russian Air Defence, were on the move.
- The S400 anti-aircraft missiles were moved to Vladivostok, where Vladimir Putin already has a major navy base.
- Chinese military assets are also being moved to the North Korean border…
- Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan – currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan – and the CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group – currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment, – will enter the Sea of Japan next week. According to the senior government official. the US and South Korea are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers and other ships.
- North Korea’s manufacturing production collapsed in the early 1990’s due to a
- lack of raw materials, resulting in a sharp decline in exports. In an attempt to
- fill this gap, the government exported mushrooms, medicinal herbs, and fish to
- China, Japan, and South Korea. However, the regime quickly decided that the best
- ways to bring in large sums of foreign currency were to sell drugs to other
- All of these activities came under the direct control and supervision of the
- central government. In late 1997, the central government ordered all the local
- collective farms to begin cultivating 10 chungbo (Korean land unit equal to
- approximately 25 acres) of land for the production of poppies. However, the
- Chinese government learned of the directive and dispatched reporters and police
- to take pictures of the farms located near the Chinese border in an effort to
- prevent cultivation.
- The opium produced on these farms is sent to pharmaceutical plants .There the opium is processed
- and refined into heroin under the supervision of several drug experts who were
- brought from Thailand to assist the North Korean government in its drug
- production program. Unfortunately, these are not the only drug production
- facilities in North Korea. There are unconfirmed reports that another opium
- processing plant operates near the capital city
- The principal export market for North Korean narcotics is Eurasia. Ironically,
- one of the largest markets for North Korean narcotics exports is China. North
- Korean narcotics are sold along the Chinese border
- The regime also deals with international drug dealers on the
- Yellow Sea and the Eastern Sea, whose primary market for the drugs is Japan.
- Turkey’s government claimed victory in a national referendum reforming the constitution Sunday, but the opposition party has vowed to contest the results.
- The referendum abolishes Erdogan’s current post of Prime Minister and transfers its powers to an executive president. This new presidential office can make unilateral decrees, make judicial appointments, and perform other tasks with limited oversight.
- Leaders of member states of the European Union have been cautious about the results of the referendum in Turkey. As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, no EU leader sent the traditional congratulations message to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his victory so far. They are reportedly awaiting for the independent OECD report on alleged voting irregularities, especially after Turkish opposition parties shouted foul play and fraud.
- The Syrian air force destroyed the largest organization “Daesh” sites in the city of Raqqa,
- these strikes “resulted in the destruction of the headquarters of the calculation belonging to the IS.
- suicide bombing aimed at the buses carrying refugees set to be evacuated from both towns to more secure government-held areas. The transportation of these civilians is part of the recent “four cities” agreement between the Syrian government and Western-backed terrorist forces to evacuate civilians to Syrian-government territory or terrorist supporters to terrorist held territory. The other villages involved in the transfer were the terrorist-held Zabadani and Madaya. The plan was devised to minimize civilian casualties and to eliminate the necessity to reclaim territory isolated by opposing forces, a plan that was facilitated by Iran and Qatar.
- Around 126 people were killed in the attacks, including at least 80 children, according to the pro-terrorist Syrian Observatory For Human Rights.
- Interestingly enough, many mainstream media outlets are attempting to blame the bombing on the Syrian government, despite the fact that the attack was a suicide bombing, a hallmark of the Western-backed “opposition.” In addition, it has yet to be explained why the Syrian government would bomb its own “loyalists” which it negotiated to have evacuated or why the Syrian government would benefit from doing so.
- Journalist Vanessa Beeley, reporting from inside Syria, stated that the terrorists responsible for the bombing was Ahrar al-Sham, an organization considered “moderate” by the United States.
- UK Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft said at the UN Security Council that UK specialists had detected sarin or a sarin-like substance in samples taken from the site of the supposed chemical attack in Syria.
- “There is an interesting coincidence — the British lead the fact-finding mission, they have not told anyone what this mission is doing, but the UK researchers have already examined the samples. I think that we are lodging a request to explain what is going on today,” Lavrov said at a press conference.
- He noted that the two fact-finding departments of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are headed by UK nationals, which “does not really comply with the principles of an international organization which envisages the structure of all the bodies as balanced as possible.”
- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the Syrian government has officially invited international experts to investigate the alleged chemical attack i
- “The [Syrian] government has officially invited the experts by sending the relevant invitation to the organisation in The Hague,” Lavrov stated.
- He insisted that Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) investigators should as well probe the US-bombed Shayrat Airbase, “where, according to our colleagues’ claims, shells with chemical weapons had been equipped.”
- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claims that Trump has been duped by the Deep State, who he says have complete control of America.
- The President is only one of the performers on their theatre, if he wants to be a leader, he cannot, because as some say he wanted to be a leader, Trump wanted to be a leader, but every President there, if he wants to be a real leader, later he’s going to eat his words, swallow his pride if he has pride at all, and make a 180 degree U-turn, otherwise he would pay the price politically”.
- Philippines’ strongman Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his support for the US President calling him a “pragmatic thinker” and pointing out that Donald Trump simply would not have become a billionaire if he were stupid.
- But political insider Roger Stone, who at one point was head of Trump’s campaign, says that the President’s recent decisions prove he is a man of action who is very much uprooting the strategies, tactics and geo-political machinations of the old guard.
- According to Stone, said President Trump is moving to permanently resolve the world’s most pressing conflicts, some of which have spanned decades:
Obviously you have a group in the White House who think they are puppeteers… and they’d like to have Trump be their puppet… Donald Trump is no man’s puppet… he works for the American people…
Whenever Donald trump has all the information he will almost invariably make the right decision… This is what’s happened here.. He elected to do a limited Syrian strike… His advisors immediately saw an opening to propose a full Vietnam-style ground war… 150,000 troops… Over the objections of his Defense Secretary Mattis… Over the objections of [National Security Advisor] McMaster he has elected not to expand the war… to move on.
I think the Chinese have now agreed to work with us in a partnership to slow the North Koreans down and get them out of the nuclear business… That alone would be a major breakthrough because as you point out, in the past they have been unwilling to get involved. e Deep State?
- Source: zerohedge.com
- The Pentagon have warned that the entire country could be plunged into darkness following an imminent EMP attack by North Korea.
- The Pentagon’s technology division, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DAFRA), are urgently developing ‘alternative communication networks’ in the event of an attack.
- According to former CIA Director James Woolsey, North Korea are capable of launching an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on America that would take out the entire power grid and end up killing millions of Americans.
- Ted Koppel is the author of “Lights Out” and senior contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.”
As the Trump administration confronts the nuclear ambitions of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and the toxic fallout from Bashar Assad’s chemical warfare against Syrian civilians, it is worth remembering that both dictators also command cyber-units. On the face of it, their impact is significantly less lethal, and they can easily be underestimated.
- Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Sunday said that North Korea is more likely to present a “cyber threat” than a “kinetic” one.
- “In the case of North Korea, you know, a kinetic threat against the United States right now I don’t think is likely, but certainly a cyber threat,” Kelly said o