Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE

Holy Shroud of Turin

Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

AVA MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link

Lord Stirling's news blog EUROPE
Hopes rise for Greek bailout deal ~ link ~ Eurozone leaders are locked in intensive talks amid hope of a second bail-out for debt-laden Greece. A range of measures are being discussed including a lower interest rate on the potential package and a longer period to pay it off, with bailed-out Ireland and Portugal also hoping to benefit from the softer lending conditions.

Heads of state have been battling to prevent debt contagion spreading deeper across Europe and possibly globally.

Southern Chile buried beneath up to six feet of snow ~ link ~ link ~ More effect from the death of the Loop Current.  Stirling      

Residents of the mountainous region of the Andes were forced to dig out from massive piles of snow and television footage showed homes almost completely burried in the snow.

A heavy snow season has disrupted highways and mountain passes connecting the southern Chilean region with Argentina via snowy Andes Mountain passes.

Heaviest snow in 20 years have covered Southern Chile ~ link  

New problems for Murdoch in America - Scotland's Yard most senior officers tried to convince Guardian newspaper not to cover Hacking Scandal - video ~ link ~ Interesting, the Scandal continues to grow.  Stirling     

Space Shuttle Atlantis touches down, ending an era of adventure in Space ~ link ~ This is what happens when Americans have allowed themselves to become so dumbed down, and ruled by the worst criminals in history.  We no longer have the ability to launch men into orbit.  Something we have done since the early 1960s!  Shameful!  Stirling     

Nasa employees weep at Kennedy Space Centre as half a century of American dominance in space comes to a close.

Twenty signs that the fabric of American Society is coming apart at the seams ~ linkThere is wild disagreement about what is causing it, but what most people can agree on is that there is something fundamentally wrong with America.  The fabric of American society just does not seem to be as strong as it used to.  In fact, many would argue that society is coming apart at the seams. Corruption and decay seem to be everywhere.  I spend a lot of time in my other articles blaming a lot of this corruption and decay on politicians, bureaucrats and business leaders, but the reality is that they are only part of the story.  The truth is that those who are leading us are a reflection of what we have become as a nation.  If you got rid of all of our corrupt leaders that would not suddenly "fix" this country.  Millions of ordinary Americans have become deeply corrupt as well.  The kinds of things that you are about to read about below were very rare in past generations.  Society is falling apart all around us and we haven't even seen the complete collapse of the U.S. economy yet.

A lot of people like to blame the increasingly bizarre behavior of the American people on the economy, but the reality is that things are not nearly as bad as they are eventually going to be.  Yes, the U.S. "Misery Index" recently hit a 28 year high.  Tens of millions of American families are deeply suffering.  Unemployment is rampant and unprecedented numbers of Americans have been getting kicked out of their homes.

But that is nothing compared to what is coming.

So what is America going to look like when true economic suffering comes along?

That is something to think about.

A lot of the items in the list below may seem easy to dismiss as "isolated incidents".  But when you start examining patterns of behavior over an extended period of time, certain trends begin to emerge.  America is become a very cruel place.  The love of most people seems to be growing cold.  What some people are willing to do for a little bit of money or just because someone has "pissed them off" is absolutely stunning.  The America of today is fundamentally different from the America of past generations.

We have changed, and not for the better.

The following are 20 signs that the fabric of American society is coming apart at the seams.....

Top Nazi Rudolf Hess exhumed from grave ~ link ~ There is much more to this then meets the eye.  It is likely that the man imprisoned for so long, and buried there was not Hess.  The real story of the Hess flight is far more complicated and very different than the mainstream version claims.  The cremation of the remains will prevent DNA testing in the future and a possible scientific exposure to one of WWII's great secrets. Stirling      

Hess's bones were exhumed at the graveyard in the town of Wunsiedel, southern Germany, early on Wednesday. The remains will be cremated and then scattered at sea.

Hess was captured after flying to Britain in 1941 and sentenced to life in prison. He killed himself in a Berlin jail in 1987 at the age of 93.

Too Big To Fail?:  Ten Banks own 77% of all US banking assets ~ linkBack during the financial crisis of 2008, the American people were told that the largest banks in the United States were "too big to fail" and that was why it was necessary for the federal government to step in and bail them out.  The idea was that if several of our biggest banks collapsed at the same time the financial system would not be strong enough to keep things going and economic activity all across America would simply come to a standstill.  Congress was told that if the "too big to fail" banks did not receive bailouts that there would be chaos in the streets and this country would plunge into another Great Depression.  Since that time, however, essentially no efforts have been made to decentralize the U.S. banking system.  Instead, the "too big to fail" banks just keep getting larger and larger and larger.  Back in 2002, the top 10 banks controlled 55 percent of all U.S. banking assets.  Today, the top 10 banks control 77 percent of all U.S. banking assets.  Unfortunately, these giant banks are also colossal mountains of risk, debt and leverage.  They are incredibly unstable and they could start coming apart again at any time.  None of the major problems that caused the crash of 2008 have been fixed.  In fact, the U.S. banking system is more centralized and more vulnerable today than it ever has been before.

It really is difficult for ordinary Americans to get a handle on just how large these financial institutions are.  For example, the "big six" U.S. banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo) now possess assets equivalent to approximately 60 percent of America's gross national product.

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