- Any explosion with a “flash” that is said to have hit a fertilizer or chemical plant, an arms depot or “missile storage center” is really a tactical nuclear weapon.
- Any explosion of more than 4000 lbs of TNT in a combat environment where no plane can carry larger munitions is a nuclear weapon.
- Any explosion that leaves a hard surface crater larger than 6 feet across “may” be assumed to be a nuclear weapon.
The argument that France is exercising its right to self-defense in bombing Syria, a country whose government has not attacked France or any French ally, is false on its face. As for the claim that France is fighting terrorism in Syria, it is directly contradicted by the official positions of the French government, which has used Islamist terrorist militias in pursuit of its broader agenda: to topple Assad and install a neo-colonial, pro-NATO regime in Syria.
Israel attacks three Syrian Army sites ~ link ~ War, war, and more war ... that is all Israel seems to know!!! Stirling
UK Government: 700 Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since the 2014 Ceasefire ~ link ~
Israel has opened fire on the Gaza Strip on “at least 696 occasions” since the August 2014 ceasefire, the UK government has told Parliament. These incidents are in addition to 29 strikes on Gaza conducted in response to rocket fire.
The figures were provided by Tobias Ellwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, citing UN agency figures, and in response to a question by Labour MP Alex Cunningham.
New clashes outside Temple Mount ~ link ~ Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound have entered their second day, according to reports.
Biotechs were bloodbath'd - IBB dropped almost 8% today alone - the biggest drop since August 2011 - testing back to Black Monday lows and now unchanged since October 2014...
Stock markets of all ten largest global economies CRASHING ~ link ~
You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far the mainstream media in the United States is treating it like it isn’t really a big deal. Over the last sixty days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock market decline since the fall of 2008, and yet most people still seem to think that this is just a temporary “bump in the road” and that the bull market will soon resume. Hopefully they are right. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 777 points on September 29th, 2008 everyone freaked out and rightly so. But a stock market crash doesn’t have to be limited to a single day. Since the peak of the market earlier this year, the Dow is down almost three times as much as that 777 point crash back in 2008. Over the last sixty days, we have seen the 8th largest single day stock market crash in U.S. history on a point basis and the 10th largest single day stock market crash in U.S. history on a point basis. You would think that this would be enough to wake people up, but most Americans still don’t seem very alarmed. And of course what has happened to U.S. stocks so far is quite mild compared to what has been going on in the rest of the world.
Right now, stock market wealth is being wiped out all over the planet, and none of the largest global economies have been exempt from this. The following is a summary of what we have seen in recent days…
Yellon and Bernanke engineered a Financial Market Neutron Star ~ link ~
I never expected to encounter a neutron star but Messrs Bernanke and Yellen at the US Federal Reserve have been kind enough to engineer one for us. Like CERN it’s been something of an international collaboration – Messrs Carney and Draghi have also pitched in to do their bit. The hybrid of Quantative Easing (QE) and Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP), our current monetary neutron star has succeeded in collapsing the yields of just about every financial asset. The tractor beam of ZIRP in particular is difficult to evade. Just ask Janet Yellen. After one of the most widely anticipated FOMC meetings in history, she has boldly decided to do precisely nothing.
Today’s investors are not exactly a lucky generation. Assuming they’ve survived two precipitous declines in stock markets in the course of a decade, they’re now faced with overpriced stocks, overpriced bonds, overpriced everything. The Economist cites a Deutsche Bank study pointing out that for 15 countries going back as far as 1800, the average prices of equities, bonds and residential property stand at an all-time high. In terms of investment yield, very little escapes the monetary policy neutron star.
Evidence of liquid water found on Mars ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Baby-Boomers now Baby-Busters the New Underclass ~ link ~ We can thank the Global Banking Cartel and their minions on Wall Street for this. Stirling
When the great ongoing recession of 2007 occurred suddenly and almost from nowhere, Baby-boomers were bushwhacked, and many were transformed into a new Underclass, now best described as Baby-busters.
Canadian National Election: NDP fading in new poll ~ link ~ Could be, but remember the only poll that counts is the election itself! Stirling
Catalonia Vote ~ link ~ link ~