Harley Schlanger the national spokesman for LarouchePAC joins me to discuss the very latest global news. We begin with the assassination of Boris Nemtsov and who is likely behind it as the Western banking powers lead the world closer and closer to WW3. Harley and I discuss the collapse of the EU and the fraud that is the Greece debt bomb. Harley reminds us of the need to stand by our principles here at home by impeaching Barack Obama for his litany of crimes against the US Constitution. And we round out the discussion by exposing Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton for the Globalist frauds they are, and the absolute antithesis to everything Ron Paul stands for. Thanks for tuning in.
We need GMOs to feed the world like a fish needs dry land. A controversial farmer in California is proving that a veritable bumper crop can be had using new farming methods that don’t require GMO pesticides, herbicides, or even weeding, and require 10 times less water than the average farm. The best part – he earned $100K per acre last season without even harvesting all of his land. What kind of super-fertilizer allows Paul Kaiser to grow so much food on a mere 8 acres? Lot’s of rotten food scraps and rotten plants – otherwise known as compost. And he uses loads of it.
He uses farming practices both old, and cutting-edge-new so well that agricultural specialists from University of California at Davis who have tested his top soil can drive a four-foot steel pole all the way through his fields. This, as opposed to most parts of California, where it would hit infertile hard-pan in less than 12 inches.
U.S. economist Lyndon LaRouche decried today the fraudulent effort to frame up Russian President Vladimir Putin for the murder of liberal Russian politician Boris Nemtsov on the night of Feb 27-28. In fact, LaRouche insisted that the Nemtsov murder was nothing but a provocation directed against Putin, as he had said from the first moment it became known. The evidence is conclusive, and the stakes are life or death: peace or war. Given these circumstances, Obama’s endorsement of this frameup in a Reuters interview yesterday, merits his immediate removal from office as a last-ditch defense of the United States.
First, on the Nemtsov murder, there is no sane way to claim that Nemtsov represented any threat whatsoever to Putin with the latter’s 87% popularity rating. Who can deny that Nemtsov was thoroughly discredited by his role in the Yeltsin administration when Western speculators destroyed Russia, or that his support was minuscule when he was killed?
The prominent French economist and Russia expert Jacques Sapir posted an analysis today titled, “Who Framed Vladimir Putin?” It shows, on the one hand, that Nemtsov’s killing was a professional murder, like a contract murder, but, on the other hand, that it was staged in the open air, virtually under the windows of the Kremlin, in such a way as to greatly increase the risk to the killers and to the whole operation,— in order to frame Vladimir Putin.
One of the assumptions of the eurozone – those 19 countries in Europe that use the euro as their national currencies – is that if any country left the zone, economic disaster would follow in its wake.
Only a few days ago, it appeared that heavily indebted Greece might be forced to drop the euro and return to the drachma, the currency it used before the euro.
During the 1990s and early 2000s, Greece was spending money like a sailor on shore leave with a limitless credit card. The government ran up debts amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars to prepare for the 2004 Olympics, among many other infrastructure projects. It also promised retired Greek citizens some of the cushiest pensions in the EU.
It has taken the Nasdaq Composite – the index that tracks the 2,571 stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stock market – nearly 15 years to recapture the 5000 level that it briefly and memorably surpassed during the dot-com boom.” – David Lutz, Jones Trading
David goes on to write, “The Nasdaq surged 3% on March 9, 2000, to close above 5000 for the first time, and inched ahead to reach its all-time closing high of 5048.62 the next day. [And] that was it: The day after that, the NASDAQ tumbled almost 150 points, on its way to a decline that would hit 78% peak to trough. There were no further closes above 5000 and only four days involving intraday trades above that level, the last on March 27, 2000. By mid-April the Nasdaq was back to 3,321.”
Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease
Physicians and public health officials know that recently vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. For example, the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide warns the immunocompromised to “Avoid contact with children who are recently vaccinated,” and to “Tell friends and family who are sick, or have recently had a live vaccine (such as chicken pox, measles, rubella, intranasal influenza, polio or smallpox) not to visit.”
While doing an interview a few months back with Turd Ferguson at www.tfmetalsreport.com , he made the comment “gold has never been more valuable than it is today”. This is so true and correct, I’d like to break it down into small pieces because from a historical standpoint there is no comparison to where we are today.
OK, I guess it would be best to first clear the air and address those who will say Turd’s statement is wrong because they paid $1,700 for their gold and are sitting on “losses”. Yes, from the standpoint of what gold will “fetch”, gold is “down”. Were you to sell it today or barter for a piece of real estate, it will take more ounces today than it would have two or three years ago. I get it and am not a stu-nod.
Something is really wrong behind the scenes. The insiders are exhibiting an extreme degree of desperation to keep the price of gold and silver from trading freely and to keep the stock market from plunging. Every time the S&P 500/Dow are in a free-fall, one of the big HFT electronic commications networks (ECNs) mysteriously “breaks” (image source: zerohedge)
Today the S&P 500 was down 16 points and falling quickly. Then the BATS ECN announced that it had to suspend trading in all of its trade routing systems to the NYSE. It just so happens that BATS is one of the largest, if not the largest, electronic communication networks in the world. This happens every time the stock market goes into cliff-dive mode. How come it NEVER happens when the S&P 500 is going parabolic to the upside?
The economy is starting to fall apart. The plunging price of oil is just one indicator. Retail sales down nearly 1% two months in a row with one of the months being December, which is historically the best month of the year for retail sales. DOWN 1%.
Yesterday, the Senate Banking Committee held the first of its hearings on widespread demands to reform the Federal Reserve to make it more transparent and accountable.
Senator Elizabeth Warren put her finger on the pulse of the growing public outrage over how the Federal Reserve conducts much of its operations in secret and appears to frequently succumb to the desires of Wall Street to the detriment of the public interest. Warren addressed the secret loans that the Fed made to Wall Street during the financial crisis as follows:
“During the financial crisis, Congress bailed out the big banks with hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer money; and that’s a lot of money. But the biggest money for the biggest banks was never voted on by Congress. Instead, between 2007 and 2009, the Fed provided over $13 trillion in emergency lending to just a handful of large financial institutions. That’s nearly 20 times the amount authorized in the TARP bailout.”
This may be an ‘inactive’ month for gold, but not for silver.
As the latest clearing report from the Comex suggest, silver is getting an active declaration for delivery, with over 7 million ounces claimed so far in March. The latest report is below. It may be a bucket shop for gold, but for some reason the Comex silver warehouses remain active, with bullion actually changing hands now and then, despite the obvious price antics practiced there. Otherwise it was the same old, same old.
Gold and silver are bid up on the overnight, and then slammed down with the London PM fix and then the opening of the NY Comex trade.
The law enforcement community is soundly rejecting claims by the Obama administration that an AR-15 ammunition ban would protect the lives of American police officers.
Earlier this week, the White House argued that an ATF ban on steel-tipped M855 ammo, used primarily by sports shooters, would be a “common-sense step” towards increased officer safety due to the projectile’s ability to pierce police body armor. “We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.
Here’s why Nasdaq 5000 should spook you … The market is scarier than it looks … On Monday, the Nasdaq Composite index hit 5000 for the first time since March 9, 2000 … Back in 2000, the technology-heavy Nasdaq hovered above 5000 for just two days. After that, it plunged 75%. – Fortune
Dominant Social Theme: The market is a rational beast.
Free-Market Analysis: This is one of those articles that focuses on a rational approach to an irrational market. And the market IS irrational, in our view. Or at least it is responding to stimuli much different than what is often reported. This market is the product of a great deal of money printing. The money printing started when the Great Recession began and it has only picked up speed since then. Now nations are coordinating around the world to offer various kinds of quantitative easing, which is merely the buying of bonds – usually in the open market – which forces up demand and makes the issuance of new bonds more efficient for the issuer.
They’re busting backyard archery in Minnesota, and massage shops in California, but you’ll find the Nanny of the Month in the Big Sky state where one lawmaker got his undies in a bunch over the Bare as You Dare bike ride and decided to crack down on indecent exposure, including yoga pants! (Especially the extra-naughty beige colored ones.)