Whatever the case, you've got to hand it to the banksters: They've kept the bubble floating along long enough for Goldman's best pal Hillary Clinton to come within arm's length of the White House.
If this latest Yemeni incident surprises in any way, it is only that the US hasn't passed a Red Sea Resolution that justifies a full-scale invasion of Yemen as revenge for the ignoble perfidity of those dastardous Houthis...
Indeed, given the coming ballyhooed transition to the “post-carbon” world, it looks like there's nothing for the oil industry to be excited about at this time.
...entire classes of businesses, including perfectly legal businesses that were already operating under strict licensing laws and regulatory regimes, became pariahs, cut off from the backbone of the financial system.
Now let's be clear; absolutely none of this is in the least bit surprising. It isn't shocking, or some top level secret, or some piece of Machiavellian behind-the-scenes manipulation that Clinton doesn't want you to know about...
Whether it be the class action lawsuit against the DNC, Saleh v. Bush, or the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission conviction, there remains brave lawyers and prosecutors that are willing to stand up to the neocons, even if such a stand puts them in harm's way.
given widespread disgust with Erdoğan in the EU population these days and the hysteric demonization of Putin, all eyes have to be on the EU right now. Will they attempt to decrease reliance on gas from Turkey knowing that it's sourcing from Putin? Do they have any alternative?
We are asked to believe, in other words, that the Pentagon went to the effort, and considerable outlay of resources. to create fake Al Qaeda videos for the sole purpose of tracking suspected militants.
...don't worry. Deutsche's derivative black hole has been pared back to a much more modest 46 trillion or so euros, a mere 15 times German GDP. Does that make you feel any better? I didn't think so.
Whether SDR bonds will take off depends completely on whether the central bankers can convince the financial world of the benefits of scuttling the dollar reserve system.
The dramatic slowing of trade growth is serious and should serve as a wake-up call. It is particularly concerning in the context of growing anti-globalization sentiment.
So who are the real deniers? And where are their paychecks coming from? And how can the public simply put blind faith in blanket statements about 'scientific consensus'...?
We have to be careful not to fall into the psychopaths' trap. The real costs of the war of terror cannot be measured in dollars and cents. They are not tallied in a ledger. They are not about money at all.
Whether this is part of a rising trend of farmers abandoning the GMO monstrosities for their cheaper organic alternatives or not, one thing is clear: Consumers who are concerned about these GMO crops have their own responsibility in reducing their consumption of these products.
If the powers-that-shouldn't-be truly don't want you to know about a piece of sensitive information then it isn't going to be available via FOIA.