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.
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
The following information comes exclusively from my confidential sources as well as European news agencies. Do not expect to be informed, in detail, by the American media, about the unfolding crisis taking place in Europe. The American media is intent on promoting the Ebola hype as a prelude to installing complete medical martial law. Nothing can be allowed to break the concentration of news reports designed to promote an obsessional fear regarding the spread of Ebola with the goal of placing the U.S. under medical martial law. Martial law, in the U.S., is a prerequisite condition in order to force America to accept the coming world war. Therefore, the preconditions which will plunge the nations of the planet into World War III will go largely under-reported in the United States until the last moment.
Read More @ Thecommonsenseshow.com
from The News Doctors:
From 2000 to 2012, the U.S. violent crime rate fell over 23 percent. Such an improvement in the social fabric would be cause enough for celebration. But the crime drop of the 2000s followed an even larger decline in the previous decade: 32 percent from 1993 to 2000. The 1990s crime drop (in both personal and property crime) was so sharp and so unexpected that by 2000, most criminologists were predicting that an uptick was all but inevitable. Instead, after a brief pause, the crime fall again picked up steam, extending the longest and steepest crime decrease since World War Two.
America’s two-decades-long victory over crime reversed what had seemed to be an inexorable increase in lawlessness since the 1960s. The murder rate had more than doubled from 1964 to 1974, spiking again in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Read More @ TheNewsDoctors.com
by Nick Hodge, Outsider Club:
I spoke last week at the New Orleans Investment Conference.
It was an extremely eventful and productive show, with a lineup including Alan Greenspan, Marc Faber, Peter Schiff, Porter Stansberry, Rick Rule, Doug Casey, and many others — as well as numerous companies operating primarily in the resource space.
I took the main stage twice — once on the Energy Panel along with Matt Badiali of Stansberry, Marin Katusa of Casey Research, and moderated by Rick Rule of Sprott. And once all by my lonesome in which I, to great response, spent 20 minutes explaining why I’m an Outsider (I’ll share some of that talk later this week).
Read More @ OutsiderClub.com
Andrew Huszar: “What happened today with the Fed was expected. The Fed has been angling for the end of QE for quite some time. The reality is that they are not entirely ending QE. As I mentioned to you previously, the Fed is committed to maintaining the current size of its portfolio. As some of their bonds mature, the Fed will be going out and buying bonds to replace them. So we will still see the Fed buying hundreds of billions of dollars of bonds each year….
“But obviously the Fed is not further expanding their stimulus at this time. It will be extremely interesting to see how the markets accept this. After the end of QE1 and QE2 we saw the market fall about 20 percent in each instance. In this case, obviously the Fed tapered somewhat, but I still believe, especially if the data does not improve, that we are going to see the markets test the Fed.”
Andrew Huszar Continues @ KingWorldNews.com
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.
Read More @ PaulCraigRoberts.org
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