It’s official: the Zika outbreak sweeping Latin America is now a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The World Health Organization has now declared it, so that’s that.
Don’t worry your pretty little microcephalitic head about it, though, they’re already convening meetings on the subject so you can just put your mind at ease and let the experts do their job. Just like they did during the bird flu scare, right? Or swine flu. Remember swine flu? On second thought, don’t remember that. This time it’s different. Trust them, they’re the experts.
In announcing the outbreak, WHO Dissemblar-General Margaret Chan said:
After a review of the evidence, the Committee advised that the recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil, following a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014, constitutes an “extraordinary event” and a public health threat to other parts of the world.
In their view, a coordinated international response is needed to minimize the threat in affected countries and reduce the risk of further international spread.
So Wall Street wizards are now presiding over the Big Tech miracle that is single-handedly saving the economy... Hmmm, maybe the New Economy isn't so new after all...
A war on cash is being waged in every continent and every country by the same bank gangster or bankster that will benefit from it all. The are working towards a day when every transaction is completely trackable and controlled by banks.
Sadly for the people of the UK, HSBC's threats to move may just be a bargaining strategy they're using to wring yet more concessions out of the British government.
So if these are not the string-pullers and masters of the universe that the media loudly proclaims them to be, who are the string-pullers? The question is bound to provoke much meaningless debate and speculation about who is at the top of the pyramid...
...in the midst of this beginning-of-the-end of the 8 year long QE re-leveraging heroin binge we have news that seems to put a bow on the 2008 crisis: Goldman Sachs has announced that it has reached a $5.1 billion settlement as its wrist slap for participating in the subprime mortgage meltdown.
S&P 500 hits lowest level since Oct 2014, Pain was felt across the board. All 10 major S&P sectors were deep in the red and all 30 Dow components lost ground, U.S. economic data on Friday was also not very encouraging.
While I believe that we’re in a bear market and that we’re going much lower, the market is trying to keep the averages looking good. Take out just 9 stocks from the S&P, the S&P average would be down well over 5 more percent.
But this is still... the time of New Year cheer, so let me leave you with a more whimsical thought: All New Year's predictions inevitably fail.
Truly the conspiracy toothpaste is out of the tube and there’s no point in trying to put it back. While in many ways this represents the crowning achievement of the tireless efforts of generations of conspiracy researchers who have toiled in relative obscurity, it is not an unmitigated good.
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