by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Mark this day on your calendars. The Dow is at 16974, the S&P 500 is at 1982 and the NASDAQ is at 4549. From this day forward, we will be looking to see how the stock market performs without the monetary heroin that the Federal Reserve has been providing to it. Since November 2008, the Fed has created about 3.5 trillion dollars and pumped it into the financial system. An excellent chart illustrating this in graphic format can be found right here. Pretty much everyone agrees that this has been a tremendous boon for the financial markets. As you will see below, even former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan says that quantitative easing was “a terrific success” as far as boosting stock prices. But he also says that QE has not been very helpful to the real economy at all. In essence, the entire quantitative easing program was a massive 3.5 trillion dollar gift to Wall Street. If that sounds unfair to you, that is because it is unfair.
from Paul Sandhu:
Dr. Sircus, a prolific author and researcher joins me to discuss the alleged Ebola outbreak and how to take charge of your own health so that you are not susceptible to common diseases such as cancer and kidney disease, or to infectious outbreaks such as Ebola or even to the seasonal flu.
by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:
The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola.
The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build treatment structures for those infected with ebola.
Why combat troops? Why not send a construction outfit such as an engineer battalion if it has to be military? Why not do what the government usually does and contract with a construction company to build the treatment units? “Additional thousands of troops” results in a very large inexperienced construction crew for 17 treatment units. It doesn’t make sense.
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In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews Australian public intellectual and Professor Clive Hamilton about this area of specialty Geo Engineering. In this video Clive tells us how Bill Gates, the Jason Group, CIA, raytheon and big oil companies are working on geo engineering.
by Axel G. Merk, Merk Investment:
Any doubts about why I own gold as an investment were dispelled last Saturday when I met the maestro himself: former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan. It’s not because Greenspan said he thinks the price of gold will rise – I don’t need his investment advice; it’s that he shed light on how the Fed works in ways no other former Fed Chair has ever dared to articulate. All investors should pay attention to this. Let me explain.
The setting: Greenspan participated on a panel at the New Orleans Investment Conference last Saturday. Below I provide a couple of his quotes and expand on what are the potential implications for investors.
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from Western Journalism:
Eric Holder is mad that there are “leakers” out there somewhere exposing all the evidence in the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown.
His advice to the leakers: “Shut up!”
“I think that somebody–these leakers–have made the determination that they’re trying to somehow shape public opinion about this case,” Holder said.
“And that’s inconsistent with the way in which we conduct investigations, and especially grand jury investigations which are supposed to be secret.”
Read More @ WesternJournalism.com
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.
Experts broadly agree that a widespread nationwide outbreak is extremely unlikely, but they also concur that it is impossible to predict with certainty, since previous Ebola epidemics have been confined to remote areas of Africa. And Ebola is not the only possible danger that causes concern; experts say other deadly infectious diseases — ranging from airborne viruses such as SARS, to an unforeseen new strain of the flu, to more exotic plagues like Lassa fever — could crash the health care system.
Read More @ ABCNews.com
Some legal cases do more than raise eyebrows — they push the legal envelope to change the law. Such is a federal case in Las Vegas now working its way through the courts. The question is whether federal agents can disrupt service to a house and then, masquerading as helpful technicians, gain entry to covertly search the premises in hopes of finding evidence that might later justify a search warrant.
The defendants in this case are not your everyday Americans. They are, in fact, Chinese gamblers who were staying in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace earlier this year.
Caesar’s, and other gambling casinos, thrive on these high-rollers and provide them with free villas, butlers and other services. But in this case, at least one of the high-rollers had been tossed out of Macau for running an illegal sportsbooking operation. That fact made the Nevada Gaming Commission and the FBI suspicious that the high-rollers were doing the same thing here.
Read More @ NPR.com
from Wolf Street:
The quintessential ingredient in the stew that makes up a thriving housing market has been evaporating in America. And a recent phenomenon has taken over: private equity firms, REITs, and other Wall-Street funded institutional investors have plowed the nearly free money the Fed has graciously made available to them since 2008 into tens of thousands of vacant single-family homes to rent them out. And an apartment building boom has offered alternatives too.
Since the Fed has done its handiwork, institutional investors have driven up home prices and pushed them out of reach for many first-time buyers, and these potential first-time buyers are now renting homes from investors instead. Given the high home prices, in many cases it may be a better deal.
Read More @ Wolfstreet.com
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from Washington Free Beacon:
lthough White House and State officials claim there is little to no chance that an Ebola outbreak will become a reality in America, the State of California moved forward with their plans Wednesday, issuing a new Ebola quarantine order.
In fact, California State Health Officer and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Dir. Dr. Ron Chapman says that he took action to “prevent the spread of the disease” is California State.
Text from the California Department of Health’s website “14-189″ posted on Oct. 29, 2014, “applies to anyone” and reads:
Read More @ Intellihub.com