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Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link
True Believer Album by Jeff DeVillez (iTunes) ~ link ~ also see this ~ link ~ Also see: Songs from Jeff DeVillez ~ link
War on Iran & Syria: What They Are NOT Telling Us ~ link
I have been told that the pop ups are gone. I don't see them anymore, myself. If any viewer still sees them, please post a comment. Thanks, Tim Earl of Stirling
'No side is interested in long-term ceasefire in Syria' - with video ~ link ~ That is correct. The Syrian people want the foreign "rebels" out of their nation and will fight to the death to get them out. The US/NATO/Globalists forces want World War III. The Israelis want a General Middle East War so that they can rule all of the region. The GCC states want to kill off the forces in the Muslim world that are not allied with them. The non-Syrians see Syria as the backdoor to war with Iran. This has all the makings of the greatest disaster in human history! Stirling
This is the Chart spooking Europe this morning ~ link ~ Check it out at the link. Stirling
There have been many scary parabolic charts associated with Spain demonstrated here over the past few weeks. Today, the market is focused on the following line that goes from the lower left to upper right, which if not parabolic yet, may be getting there soon. The chart shows Spanish banks' bad loan ratio, which at 8.16% of the total €1.763 trillion in loans, or €143.8 billion, is the first time loans more than 3 months overdue were greater than 8% since October 1994. Indicatively bad debt levels were about 1% in the years prior to the collapse of the country's property market. Furthermore, with the rapid deterioration in Spain in the past 2 months, expect this chart to leg up substantially in June when the series catches up to April real time data, most likely crossing double digit territory. But for now the fact that of the country's roughly €1.4 trillion in GDP, over 10% in bank debt is "bad" and surging, should be a sufficiently loud wake up call.
Contagion Returns: France over 200 for first time since January ~ link
Doubts about the extent of Spain's non- performing loans problem is hurting bank stocks and driving up the government's borrowing costs on investor concerns that the expense of propping up ailing lenders may add to the debt burden.
Japanese trying to stabilize radioactive fuel pods but are moving too slowly - By a decade ~ link ~ There is simply no excuse for the gross mismanagement of the Fukushima by the Japanese government! Stirling
We live in a time when to be an alarmist is to be a realist. [From the comment section.]
Global military machine: Rise of Russia and China - with video ~ link
India to test nuclear 'Agni-V' ICBM that can hit Beijing ~ link ~ Also see ~ link
40% in many European nations believe Israel is waging a 'war of extermination' against Palestinians ~ link
Jack Straw faces legal action over 'rendition' - with video ~ link ~ Good!!! It is well past time that the political whores and 'Israel first' hacks be criminally charged for the dark and dirty evil deeds that they have done; or at least face civil lawsuits that take all their money. Both the man pressing the legal inquiry and his pregnant wife were tortured ... they were a gift to Qaddafi from the British government at a time when the UK was still on friendly terms with the former Libyan government. Stirling
Battle for the Internet - Big Brother at the Gate - with video ~ link ~ The battle over control of the internet is not just about the freedom of speech, but our global future. It is the choice between a Big Brother and democracy unseen before, insists Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party.