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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Friday, April 05, 2013

French Can-Can Use Fracking - Only For Geothermal Heat / Politics / Energy Resources

By: Andrew_McKillop

AND THEY CAN DO THE TWIST
In a major policy twist on the subject of hydraulic fracturing ('fracking'), France's Ecology minister Delphine Batho has announced that fracking is now politically-correct, clean, safe and approved by all right-thinking (we mean left-thinking) ecologists. Her party machine, the EELV, or Europe Ecologie Les Verts only exists, today, thanks to Francois Hollande's choice of including "greenies" in his vastly unpopular government. EELV is now all-but collapsed as a vote-winner. In 2012, it gained a minuscule 2.5% of votes in the presidential elections with its candidate the retired anti-corruption magistrate Eva Joly, who is Norwegian origin and despite working in France for decades still has problems talking French. Supposedly that made her even more 'chic et choc' when she led the battle against fracking, with high-rank EELV party faithfuls like Jose Bove, who among other things struggles against GM foods and the McDonald burger threat "a mortal attack on French culture".

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Politics

Friday, April 05, 2013

Euro-crisis Grinds On - And On - But Not Forever / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Andrew_McKillop

CYPRUS - EURO - TECHNOCRAT TYRANNY
Week after week, month after month Europe's "Techno Tyrants" bulldoze forward, towards what they only know. Being elite deciders, the best brains that money can buy, their gameplan is obviously highly detailed and very well known - to them, but the Common People are not in the loop. They are only servile chaff, only good for another tax hike and idiot speech from the Me Too band of Euro-deciders pumped out round-the-clock on State owned media, and crony capitalist news outlets.

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Politics

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Dallas Fed's Fisher: Cyprus shows danger of too big to fail / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Bloomberg

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank president Richard Fisher spoke with Bloomberg TV's Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on "Market Makers" today, saying that "there is no QE infinity."

Fisher said that big banks have a "substantial" cost-of-funding advantage and that "Cyprus is a great example, once again, as we saw in Iceland, of banks that jeopardize their entire country. We cannot let that happen."

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Politics

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Paulson on Fannie Mae Profit: I Had to Pinch Myself / Politics / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Bloomberg

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson spoke with Judy Woodruff in an interview airing on Bloomberg Television at 9:30 pm/ET this Friday. Paulson said that he "had to pinch himself" in reaction to the news that Fannie Mae generated record profits last year. "I could hardly believe what I was reading."

Paulson also said that the U.S. needs to slow the growth of entitlement programs and raise more tax revenue by closing loopholes: "We may need more revenues...This should be part of doing something with entitlements, because I think to just keep postponing entitlement reform is a big mistake."

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Politics

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Natural Gas Starts Flowing from Israel's Levant Basin, What Now? / Politics / Natural Gas

By: OilPrice_Com

The first gas has started flowing from Israel's supergiant Tamar gasfield in the Levant Basin. Where it will go will redraw the Mediterranean energy map and the geopolitics that goes along with it.

The Tamar field stakeholders announced on 30 March that the gas had started flowing, raising the value of Texas-based Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL), which holds a 36% stake, and Israel's two Delek Group subsidiaries, which each hold a 15.6% stake.

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Politics

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Left Leaning BBC Ignores Britain's Benefits Social Class in Calculator / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The BBC with much fanfare has been publicising it's Great British Class Survey, which seeks to extend Britain's class structure from the three traditional classes of upper, middle and working class to now comprise 7 social classes of Elite, Established middle class, Technical middle class, New affluent workers, Traditional working class, Emergent service workers, and the Precariat.

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Politics

Thursday, April 04, 2013

This is What Societal Collapse Looks Like / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Graham_Summers

Add the total and complete hypocrisy of France to the list of reasons to avoid putting a cent in the EU.

We already know about Spain where Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was “allegedly” receiving bribes from property developers throughout the housing bubble… while THREE different treasurers have been accused of everything from money laundering to fraud.

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Politics

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Are All G20 Bank Depositors Exposed to a Cyprus Style Seizure of Deposits for a 'Bail-in?' / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Jesse

Dave from Golden Truth has let me know of an interesting quote from an article by Eric Sprott titled Caveat Depositor which *could* explain why countries like New Zealand and Canada are quietly tilting towards seizing bank deposits to recapitalize failed banks.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

France Stumbles Towards Political Meltdown / Politics / France

By: Andrew_McKillop

THE CAHUZAC CRISIS
France woke up Wednesday 3 April to the image of the country’s former budget minister and tax czar Jerome Cahuzac looking haggard and shaken on the front pages of all the leading dailies, and all TV news stations following his final and forced admission that he had repeatedly lied about secret accounts in Switzerland and Singapore, and his medical sector business dealings also using tax havens, as well as potential grave charges such as imported beyond-date medical products that may have been re-labelled and sold in France.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Bank Depositors Take Your Money and Run / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Fred_Sheehan

It is a wonder of the times that, in matters of money, such trust endures when those in whom it is invested work so hard to demonstrate they will squander or confiscate it. Both money and trust. At the very least, the mandarins have made no attempt to hide their inability to think and act beyond today's headlines. Every day is writ anew, with complete ignorance of previous decrees and assurances.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

America's Long War on North Korea / Politics / US Politics

By: Stephen_Lendman

On July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended. An uneasy armistice persists. The heavily fortified 2.5 mile Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separates North and South. Occasional incidents occur.

Truman's war never ended. Its origin was misreported. IF Stone's Hidden History of the Korean War explained.

Monthly Review co-founders Leo Huberman and Paul Sweezy wrote in the preface:

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Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The New “Argo: Evil North Koreans, White House In Latest Hollywood Fear Vehicle / Politics / Propaganda

By: Danny_Schechter

New York, New York: The trend towards movies ripped from the news, or perhaps ripping off the news continues.

Olympus Has Fallen is the latest in the popular  “learn to fear thy enemy even more than you did before” category,  as director Antoine Fuqua visualizes a story that can’t be more topical with the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") occupied by a North Korean terrorist fanatic and his barbaric followers.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

UK Benefits Culture Extreme, Philpott's Risked Killing Their Children for Increased Benefit Payments / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Tuesday, Mick and Mairead Philpott, along with Paul Mosley were found guilty of the manslaughter of their six children in May 2012 in what amounted to the culmination of a botched attempt to be in receipt of increased benefits payments and be given a larger council property by burning down their existing property.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

When It Comes Time to Steal… They’re Coming After YOUR Money / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Graham_Summers

Cyprus should scare the living daylights out of everyone.

Cyprus has shown us that when things get bad enough in Europe, bureaucrats will STEAL money from the people. That is bad enough as it completely goes against the central tenants of Capitalism and Democracy. Not to mention it also targets the wrong people (average citizens) instead of the banks that created this whole mess.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Technocracy Plague / Politics / Social Issues

By: Andrew_McKillop

CONFUSED ORIGINS
Theories about how Technocracy emerged - and became so powerful it is now a dominant theme in Europe's unraveling macrame player's nightmare mix of economic, financial and political crises - are as confused as its true origins. What we can be sure of is that defenders of what are basically unelected Old Boy administrators like to give their Technocrats a classic pedigree, claiming it can be traced back to Ancient Greece and Rome.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Fiat Currency Collapse / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Submissions

Lance Burnham writes: If all fiat currencies in history eventually collapse, how do we see it coming? Could it happen to the US dollar? How do you survive something like that?

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Politics

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Cyprus Crisis the Story of All Western Nation-states / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Peter_Schiff

The news of the month comes from the large Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where Keynesian economic planning left the economy facing complete bankruptcy. The result was an unprecedented step forward in the financial collapse of the West: direct forfeiture of bank deposits.

Despite official protestations to the contrary, this fallout will spread to a bank near you.

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Politics

Monday, April 01, 2013

Canadian Bank Deposits As Safe As Cypriot Deposits / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: Jeff_Berwick

Rest easy, Canadians, for your bank accounts are going to be made as safe as those bank accounts in Cyprus. Just take a look at the Canadian government's budget plan for 2013, particularly pages 144 and 145 of Economic Action Plan 2013. There the Canadian government promises to use Canadian deposits to save "systematicaly important" banks (emphasis ours).

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Politics

Monday, April 01, 2013

Cyprus Kills the Myth That European Monetary Union Is Benign / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: John_Mauldin

This piece from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is about as hard-hitting an analysis of Cyprus as I have read and really makes an interesting introduction to this week’s Outside the Box. No messing around:

Capital controls have shattered the monetary unity of EMU. A Cypriot euro is no longer a core euro….

The complicity of EU authorities in the original plan to violate insured bank savings – halted only by the revolt of the Cypriot parliament – leaves the suspicion that they will steal anybody’s money if leaders of the creditor states think it is in their immediate interest to do so.

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Politics

Monday, April 01, 2013

Solar Cycle Warnings / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Andrew_McKillop

RECORD LOW SUNSPOT NUMBERS
For reasons including "pure politically correct", NASA has fought a losing battle - against reality - on the subject of Global Warming, which it feels obliged to believe in as a "scientifically correct" theory. Linked to this, quite directly, NASA has also battled against reality  on the subject of sunspot frequency, size, location on the Sun's surface and other variables linked to sunspot cycles in this present Cycle 24 of approximately 11-year-long cycles. These have been accurately recorded since Cycle 1 set by convention between astronomers as starting in Feb 1755.

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