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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oil Shocks From The Lost Ark / Politics / Crude Oil

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTIME WAS
On Sept 24, 2012 Bloomberg ran an article probably written way back in the 20th century - perhaps 1974 - but strangely lost in transmission to Bloomberg's editorial offices. For reasons best known to Bloomberg, it decided to publish this article unchanged with all its original, laughable errors.

The article by Jeff Rubin starts by telling us that "for most of the last century" (probably not the 19thC), cheap oil powered global economic growth. Rubin adds that when oil prices doubled, and then doubled again, this "permanently shackles the growth potential of the world’s economies". He adeptly forgot to mention that when oil prices halved, and halved again little or nothing happens to un-shackling economic growth.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Banksters Buying Love / Politics / US Politics

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Remember Tim Pawlenty, the former two-time Governor of Minnesota?

Remember when he made a bid for the Presidency this go-round, but bowed out after a poor showing in Iowa?

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Politics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Romney and the Neocons Courting Nuclear Disaster / Politics / US Politics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEric Margolis writes: Chinese and Japanese vessels prowl menacingly in the sea around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands as Beijing and Tokyo exchange threats.

A few wrong moves could spark a clash between China and Japan that would likely draw in Tokyo’s ally, the United States, which, under a 1960 defense treaty, is bound to defend Japan if it is attacked.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Contest for East Asian Supremacy, Understanding the China-Japan Island Conflict / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSept. 29 will mark 40 years of normalized diplomatic relations between China and Japan, two countries that spent much of the 20th century in mutual enmity if not at outright war. The anniversary comes at a low point in Sino-Japanese relations amid a dispute over an island chain in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan and Diaoyu Islands in China.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bernanke Declares War on Canadian Economy / Politics / Quantitative Easing

By: Mike_Shedlock

The financial world cheered when Bernanke announced QE3 until it works (which is essentially forever, because it never will work).

Bruce Stewart, writing for the Winnipeg Free Press, is one of few who figured out QE for what it really is: A Beggar-Thy-Neighbor competitive currency debasement policy hoping to sink the US dollar.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quantum Entanglement -- Beyond Cause and Effect -- Towards the Future? / Politics / Science

By: DK_Matai

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFaster Than the Speed of Light

Quantum Entanglement is at the heart of understanding how significant events across the universe operate at the macro- and micro- level in split-second synchronised unison despite considerable distance between them. Quantum Entanglement suggests that information is exchanged faster between Quantum Entangled (QE) particles than the speed of light, which was deemed impossible per Einstein's special theory of relativity.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

Japan Steps Away from Nuclear Power / Politics / Nuclear Power

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs Japan and France move away from nuclear energy, is it the endgame for nuclear proponents?

As the world slouches into the 21st century, one of the global economic realities is that more and more developing nations, much less the "First World," are competing for fossil fuel resources whose production is rising more slowly than demand.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ron Paul - Interest Rates Are Prices / Politics / US Interest Rates

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

One of the most enduring myths in the United States is that this country has a free market, when in reality, the market is merely the structural shell of formerly free institutions. Government pulls the strings behind the scenes. No better illustration of this can be found than in the Federal Reserve's manipulation of interest rates.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

Nuclear Iran Persian Gulf Challenge Looms Large / Politics / Iran

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Kent Moors writes: My meetings and media interviews continue here in London. But this morning I want to fill you in on one of the more interesting briefings I have ever held.

Last night, Marina and I had the distinct pleasure of dining with Khaled Duwaisan, Kuwait's Ambassador to the Court of St. James and the longest-serving foreign emissary in London.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

Arab Spring - Arab Winter / Politics / Middle East

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe so-called Arab Spring of 2011 has rapidly mutated into a dark and chilling winter scenario of spreading civil war, shia-sunnite conflict and other ethnic-based strife, and rapidly intensifying economic meltdown in the Arab and Muslim world. The latest manifestations include the Mahomet insult saga, supposedly opposing the progressive, lay-minded, open society West against entrenched religious-minded conservatism and fundamentalism in the Arab world, and the long-running mass bloodshed of the Syrian civil war.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

Solitary Purdah, The Sovereign Man is the Real Prisoner / Politics / Social Issues

By: BATR

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article

According to establishment officials, the concept of the Sovereign Man philosophy is a direct threat to the authority of the State. Depending upon your perception of reality and the degree of legitimacy for government, given to the prevailing order, fundamental inalienable rights of the individual may vary widely. In the extreme, government statists consider most if not all natural rights as capricious and arbitrary, if conflicts challenge the dictates of the regime. This unending and interminable struggle to defend undeniable individual basic rights drives bureaucrats to use unconscionable measures to coerce citizen compliance.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fury at the American Raj / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEric Margolis writes: The killing of the US ambassador to Libya and angry demonstrations across the Muslim world over a tacky anti-Islamic hate video have produced the usual flood of wrong-headed commentary from our so-called foreign affairs experts and assorted media propagandists.

Across the land comes the cry, "why do they hate us?" That any Americans can in this day and age can still be surprised their nation is hated by many people from Morocco to Indonesia to Nigeria is by far the biggest surprise. We have learned little from 9/11.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

Economic Collapse Triggering the First Great War Of The 21st Century / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: John_Rolls

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJohn Rolls Submits: Top trends forecaster Gerald Celente says, “The first great war of the 21st century has begun, and people are afraid to call it what it is.” Celente says the extreme violence in in the Middle East and North Africa is Not because of a movie that pokes fun at Islam. It’s because of decades of bad U.S. foreign policy. Celente calls people like Rudolf Giuliani a “s***head” and a “scumbag” for lying to the American people about the real reasons why the Muslim world is enraged. Celente goes on to say, “If anybody says I went over the edge, this is a matter of life and death.” Celente also believes the world is being taken to war because the world economy “. . . is collapsing. It’s collapsing in front of our eyes. The numbers are there.” Celente tells people to “buy gold and silver” to preserve wealth and says, “All around the world they are dumping dough into their economies to keep them going.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

You're Dreaming If You Think The Euro Debt Crisis Is Resolved / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe German edition of Der Spiegel opens the new week on Monday morning with a series of articles on the European situation, which make clear, as if that were still necessary, that Europe is still an absolute mess. You know, just in case you thought it was not. That Mario Draghi's latest unlimited whatever it is had somehow chased away the demons.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

When Is A Terrorist No Longer A Terrorist? / Politics / US Politics

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleQuestion: When is a terrorist a terrorist?

Answer: When the US government says so.

When the Mujhadeen in Afghanistan were assassinating members of their government and the Russian troops dispatched to support it, they were, in Washington’s view, freedom fighters, even as their enemies branded them terrorists.

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

What Is Energy and What Role Do We Play Within It? / Politics / Social Issues

By: DK_Matai

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlbert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 shows us that everything is made up of energy.  Science demonstrates that energy is the building block of all matter and exchanges with everything else at all times in a most complex dynamic.  Everything in this universe is ultimately made up of that same energy.  It is just present in different forms and different shapes.  The energy that composes our bodies is indeed the same one that composes the building materials of our homes and the animals and the trees found outside.  It is all just the same!

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Politics

Sunday, September 23, 2012

America and Western Democracy Were Founded On a Conspiracy Theory / Politics / Conspiracy Theory

By: Washingtons_Blog

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Constitution, Magna Carta and Democracy Itself Are Based on the Idea that – Without Checks and Balances – Those In Power Will Take Advantage of Us

America was founded on a conspiracy theory: that Britain’s King George was conspiring against the colonists by all his actions.

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Politics

Sunday, September 23, 2012

QE Shell Game, the Fed's Latest Scam / Politics / Quantitative Easing

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNow you see it. Now you don't. QE III is the Fed's latest scam. A previous article quoted PIMCO's Bill Gross. He called it money printing "till the cows come home."

Doing it won't resolve festering economic problems. They're getting worse while Bernanke, the ECB, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Congress, Obama, and like-minded world leaders fiddle.
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Politics

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Fiat Currency Cyclone Gathers / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Stephen_Merrill

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe present experience of the United States and Europe from the abuse of fiat money has been a recurring drama for millennia.  Kingdoms, the reign of pharaohs, oligarchies, dictatorships, republics and empires have imploded from within largely due to discredited money. 

The Western Roman Empire fell a thousand years earlier than the Byzantine Romans by debasing the silver content of coinage to fund military adventures.  The debasement of the pound helped the sun set across the British Empire.  In the last century national fiat currencies have drown in hyperinflation in Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Zimbabwe and Argentina (three times) to name the ones that come to mind to a Westerner.

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Politics

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Digital Technologies vs. Establishment Truth Suppression / Politics / Social Issues

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI am going to tell you some stories. To make it interesting, I will begin with one which could make one of my readers the deal of a lifetime. It ends on September 30. He who hesitates is lost.

I begin with the obvious: the falling cost of Internet communications is revolutionizing the spread of knowledge. In doing so, it is undermining every establishment. Every establishment rests mush of its power on official views of the past. This is seen in the novel by George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The tyrant who enforces the totalitarian state says this. "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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