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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin
Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
World markets plunge on debt fears - with video ~ link ~This is serious folks. Stirling
Widespread capitulation hit the world's major equity markets overnight as growing anxiety over the economic outlook sent stocks crashing at a rate not seen since the depths of the global financial crisis.
The fears are likely to hit Australian stocks, which are poised to follow sharp falls of 4 per cent on Wall Street after losses accelerated in late trading after most European markets posted drops of 3 per cent or more.
Shares plunge in Euro debts crisis ~ link ~ The bloodbath in the markets has seen the blue-chip index fall six per cent since the start of last week wiping about £90billion from the value of Britain’s leading companies. The crisis came amid emergency talks to try to prevent Italy being sucked into the sovereign debt crisis.
A bid by EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to calm the turmoil, by insisting Italy and Spain’s economic situations did not merit the battering they were taking from the financial markets, appeared only to fuel speculation that drastic new action was on the way.
Stock markets have terrible day: DOW drops 500+ points ~ link ~ Worries about the state of the economy in the U.S. and around the world slammed stocks on Thursday, driving the Dow Jones industrial average to close down more than 500 points. It was the Dow's worst drop since October 2008.
The Dow and the S&P 500 shed more than 4 percent; the Nasdaq more than 5 percent. All three major indexes are down more than 10 percent from their previous highs, putting them into correction territory. In addition, all three indexes have erased their gains for the year.
Euro crisis: Barroso warns debt crisis is spreading ~ link ~ In a letter to European governments, he called on them to give their "full backing" to the euro currency zone.He also said governments should rapidly re-assess the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) to reduce the risk of contagion in the eurozone.
It is being reported that the European Central Bank has been buying bonds.
WORST DAY since financial crisis began ~ link ~ Dark Thursday! Stirling
Stocks plunged Thursday in their single worst day since the 2008 financial crisis.
The Dow tumbled 512 points -- its ninth deepest point drop ever -- as fear about the global economy spooked investors.
Turkey appoints new military heads after shock resignations ~ link ~ How will this fit into the coming General Middle East War??? Stirling
This is the first time a civilian government has been able to decide who commands the powerful armed forces. The four generals resigned over the arrest of officers accused of plotting to undermine the government. Gen Isik Kosaner and the chiefs of the army, navy and air force quit just hours after a court charged 22 suspects, including several generals and officers.
Japan's Fukushima catastrophe brings big radiation spikes to British Colombia ~ link ~ This nightmare is going to cause a lot of deaths from cancer all over the Northern Hemisphere. Stirling
Fukushima radiation highest ever, exceeding capacity of measuring device - Fuel likely leaking out of containment vessel ~ link ~ The China Syndrome has begun.Stirling
Scottish academic encourages selling kidneys to pay off student loan debt ~ link ~ link ~ Interesting, however I would do two things here: (1) Expand this to all debts, especially government debt; and (2) Take the body parts from the banksters and their bought-and-paid-for political whores instead of the poor victims of this deliberately screwed up economy.Stirling
Senator Lieberman says we need to cut Social Security to pay for defense and the many on-going wars - video ~ link ~ link ~ This jerk is one of the worst bums that Israel has in the American Congress. Stirling
Spring was coldest on record University of Washington researcher says ~ link ~ Remember when I told everyone that the damage to the Thermohaline Circulation System from the deliberate BP Oil Disaster (and it causing the Loop Current to die) would be global. It is; and it remains in play. Stirling Also see: Buenos Aires - Energy consumption reaches record high due to cold blast ~ link ~ The Southern Hemisphere is having a very cold winter right now in South America, in Australia, and South Africa. StirlingAlso see: Cold fronts bring July records in Tasmania ~ link ~ This is all part of the Disaster Warfare that the globalists are waging on the human race, in order to reduce population levels for their satanic New World Order. That may be hard to believe, but it is the truth and it is a very dark truth, a set of events caused by the most evil people on Earth. StirlingAlso see: Global Cooling as Ireland records coldest June and July in 50 years ~ link ~ The one thing that you can count on is that the globalist controlled mainstream news media will NEVER make the connection to the BP Oil Disaster. Stirling
The New McCarthyism ~ link ~ Today we are seeing once again the heavy hand of the war profiteers trying to reshape the film industry into a tool to propagandize the public into a high war-fever such that they will gladly trade their own blood for gold to line the pockets of the defense establishment. And those individuals who have the courage to speak out are attacked, and once again they are smeared to silence them. In the 1940s it was "Communist", today it is "Anti-Semite", but aside from the particular label used, the methods, goals, and morality are little changed from the days of Joseph McCarthy.
The Debt Deal Con: Is It Fooling Anyone? ~ link ~ From the looks of things in the stock markets today, I would say it is NOT fooling most. Stirling
US income plummeted 15.2% in 2009 ~ link ~ The public is about to get a real 'wake up call' with what their income will purchase in the weeks ahead, and with the collapsing economic systems globally. Stirling
Analysis: West in corner as Libya War deadlock drags on ~ link ~ Old 'crazy' Gaddafi is proving that air power does not, by itself, win wars (unless you nuke everything, of course). Stirling
End Game for Benghazi Rebels as Libyan tribes prepare to weight in? ~ link ~ Gaddafi is winning; NATO is losing. Stirling
One Libyan government supporter, who just arrived here in Tripoli, claims he spent the past two months on the ground in Benghazi “undercover” as a liaison between the rebels and NAT0. He told his rapt audience at a Tripoli hotel this week many details of what he claims is NATO’s frustration with the deterioration, the corruption and incompetence of their “team” in the east and the CIA view that “Al Qaeda will eat Mahmoud Jibril and the entire rebel leadership for Iftar during one of the Ramadan feasts during August. They are just waiting for the right opportunity to make a dramatic move and take control.”
Only the zealots of “humanitarian intervention” could seriously have contemplated the kind of protracted, bloody land war in Libya that would have been necessary to win. So, the bet on an alliance with NATO now appears to have been doomed from the start, even on its own terms.
The force that is rapidly entering into this conflict is the leadership of Libya’s more than 2000 tribes. In a series of meetings in Libya, Tunisia and elsewhere, the Tribal Council is speaking out forcefully and forging a political block that is demanding an end to Libyans killing Libyans.
Documents: Feds allegedly allowed Sinaloa Cartel to move cocaine into US for information ~ link ~ You simply cannot make stuff like this up. Stirling
EFF Defends Blogger from Righthaven Over Torture Parody~ link ~ These Righthaven jerks are all about killing our rights under the US Constitution and making money in the process. Stirling
Federal Judge allowsAmericans to sue Rumsfeld over torture ~ link ~ YES! Stirling
A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s whose identity is being withheld from court filings for fear of retaliation. Attorneys for the man, who speaks five languages and worked as a translator for Marines collecting intelligence in Iraq, say he was preparing to come home to the United States on annual leave when he was abducted by the U.S. military and held without justification while his family knew nothing about his whereabouts or even whether he was still alive.