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  • In Defense of His Majesty

    09/10/2005 10:30:16 AM PDT · by Unreconstructed Selmerite · 17 replies · 836+ views ^ | September 7, 2005 | William S. Lind
    As regular readers in this column know, my reporting senior and lawful sovereign is His Imperial Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II. When I finally report in to that great Oberste Heeresleitung in the sky, I expect to do so as the Kaiser’s last soldier. Why? Well, beyond Bestimmung, the unhappy fact is that Western civilization’s last chance of survival was probably a victory by the Central Powers in World War I. Their defeat let all the poisons of the French Revolution loose unchecked, which is the main reason that we now live in a moral and cultural cesspool.
  • Markets Are Just Getting Uglier, US Futures Are Deep In The Hole

    07/23/2012 7:05:37 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-23-2012 | Sam Ro
    Markets Are Just Getting Uglier, US Futures Are Deep In The Hole Sam Ro Jul. 23, 2012, 6:27 AM |Markets around the world are getting crushed. Investors and traders seem to be freaking out again about the euro crisis. Greek and Spanish stock markets are getting slammed. And it looks like things could be just as ugly in the U.S. markets when they trade today. Futures are currently signaling an ugly open. Dow futures are down 150 points. S&P 500 futures are down 15 points. Nasdaq futures are down 33 points. Energy and agricultural commodities are all down. Here's a...
  • Greece reportedly faces IMF aid cut-off

    07/22/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | July 22, 2012, 7:59 p.m. EDT | By Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — The International Monetary Fund is set to stop aid payments to Greece, raising the odds that the nation will become insolvent as early as September, according to a German press report Sunday citing unnamed European Union officials. The “Troika” of international groups overseeing Greece’s aid — the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank (ECB) — are due to send inspectors to Athens this week to gauge progress toward the requirements of its assistance program. However, Der Spiegel reported that it’s “already clear” to the Troika that the Greek government won’t be...
  • Flash! European Zone Finances Still Coming Undone!

    07/20/2012 10:23:00 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 4 replies
    Open Source Survival Blog ^ | July 20, 2012 | Ronin Gael
    A famous Chevy Chase routine on Saturday Night Live was a weekly update on the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Franco died 20 November, 1973. For the first two years of the ‘Weekend Update” segment, Chase would report with a deadpan face and somber tone that “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.” Much the same reportage method could be applied to the status of European Zone finances as they circle the bowl. Like Bagdad Bob on Nodoz, we hear a continuous stream of reassurances by the media, bankers, financiers, and government officials on both sides of the ocean that...
  • Going to the Extreme: Euro-Preppers Get Ready for the Worst

    07/18/2012 4:12:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/18/20 | Mac Slavo
    It’s not just in the USA that a growing number of people are preparing for far-from-equilibrium scenarios resulting from economic or geo-political collapse. Many Europeans have also taken note of the troubling signs all around them. In the following report, RT visits a man who wished to keep his name and location anonymous. Like many Americans, he is preparing for all hell to break loose and has spent the last few years gearing up his home and supplies for the worst. Like most preppers and survivalist, he has modified his lifestyle to become more self reliant and less dependent on...
  • EU In Recession, US Entering Recession And China Is Lying About Its Growth

    07/12/2012 10:16:28 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    TMO ^ | 7-12-2012 | Graham Summers
    EU In Recession, US Entering Recession And China Is Lying About Its Growth Economics / Recession 2012 Jul 12, 2012 - 10:11 AM By: Graham Summers The emerging markets, especially China, are showing signs of a major slowdown. Indeed, recent revelations have made it clear that China’s slowdown is in fact much worse than expected: Chinese Data Mask Depth of Slowdown, Executives Say Record-setting mountains of excess coal have accumulated at the country’s biggest storage areas because power plants are burning less coal in the face of tumbling electricity demand. But local and provincial government officials have forced plant managers...
  • Roubini: My 'Perfect Storm' Is Unfolding Now

    07/09/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/9/12 | Ansuya Harjani
    "Dr. Doom" Nouriel Roubini, says the "perfect storm" scenario he forecast for the global economy earlier this year is unfolding right now as growth slows in the U.S., Europe as well as China. In May, Roubini predicted four elements - stalling growth in the U.S., debt troubles in Europe, a slowdown in emerging markets, particularly China, and military conflict in Iran - would come together in to create a storm for the global economy in 2013.
  • Europe's Green Energy Suicide (Why would we want to be like them?)

    07/07/2012 6:14:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Frontier Center for Public Policy ^ | 06/05/2012 | Rael Jean Isaac
    As austerity bites into European living standards, sparking revolt at the polls, "growth" has become the politician's mantra. But to be competitive, European countries require a secure, plentiful and competitively priced energy supply. Unless Europe radically rethinks its obsession with carbon dioxide emissions and the anti-fossil fuel energy policies that flow from it, growth is likely to remain elusive, says author Rael Jean Isaac in the Wall Street Journal. Lawmakers across the continent would do well to take to heart the conclusion of the European Commission Energy Department's Energy Roadmap for 2050, which stated frankly that "there is a trade-off...
  • A disappointing jobs picture and no, we're not doing better than Europe

    07/06/2012 6:04:31 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2012 | John Lott
    Americans faced another disappointing jobs picture today. Of course, we could go through the numbers again. With the working age population growing by 191,000 last month, 80,000 more jobs doesn’t even come close to absorbing all these new workers, let alone employing those who have long been out of work. And then there’s the most important number of all: for 41 months, the unemployment rate has been above 8 percent. But how does the US labor market compare to Europe or the rest of the world? Earlier this week news reports may have made Americans feel a little better, if...
  • You think interest rates are low here? How does a negative interest rate sound to you?

    07/06/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 16 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/6/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The interest rate on German 2 year bonds is NEGATIVE! The rate is -0.013%. They will guarantee to pay you back LESS than you put in, and people are buying into it. From the Wall Street Journal: " ... investors buying the bond today are agreeing to get paid back less than their investment, locking in a loss. Usually, this sort of thing is only done when investors are acutely worried about getting their money back. In that context, locking in a slight loss might look like a better option than keeping yourself exposed to a possibly giant loss some...
  • Liechtenstein votes to keep royal veto

    07/06/2012 5:47:01 AM PDT · by annalex · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Jul 2012 09:00 GMT+1
    Voters in Liechtenstein on Sunday rejected a move to limit the powers of the royal family in a controversial referendum seeking to abolish the ruling prince's right to veto legislation.     Crown Prince Alois A total of 76.1 percent voted against the proposals for the tiny Alpine principality, where the ruling Liechtenstein family has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $5 billion. Crown Prince Alois, who was appointed acting head of state by his father Hans-Adam II in 2004, had threatened to quit if the referendum passed and eliminated the veto right which is enshrined in the constitution. The...
  • British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany

    07/06/2012 2:26:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies ^ | 6:08PM BST 14 Jun 2012 | By Bruno Waterfield, Berlin
    "British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany A major German security operation targeted "dangerous" Islamist extremists in dawn raids by 850 police officers on 70 mosques, schools and homes across Germany." SNIPPET: "Hans-Peter Friedrich, Germany's interior minister, banned one Salafist network, Millatu Ibrahim, for "working against our constitutional order and against understanding between peoples". He also announced an investigation into two other networks, Dawa FFM and "The True Religion", with a view to a seeking additional bans."" SNIPPET: "Secret intelligence gathered by police and anti-terrorism officers across Europe gave "cause for concern" in Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Austria,...
  • EU: German Dominance in Doubt after Summit Defeat

    07/02/2012 11:30:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 7/2/2012 | SPIEGEL Staff
    Outfoxed by Club Med Chancellor Merkel suffered a bruising defeat at last week's Brussels summit after leaders of Italy, Spain and France ganged up on her. Europe's power relations have shifted as a result. It looks like Germany will no longer be calling the shots in the EU. It was Monti, of all people, "Super Mario," as he's called in Berlin. The affable economics professor from Lombardy, the man the German Chancellery felt was the best thing that could have happened to Italy. The man who could "save Europe," at least according to Time magazine. It was Monti, of all...
  • Cameron could offer an EU vote on election day: Dramatic move designed to clinch Tory majority

    07/02/2012 7:57:40 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/2/12 | James Chapman
    David Cameron could hold a referendum on Britain’s future in the EU on the same day as the next general election in 2015 under an explosive plan being hatched by senior Conservatives. The Prime Minister yesterday opened the door to giving people their first say on Britain’s membership of Europe since 1975, although he insisted now was not the time for such a vote. Read more:
  • George Clooney to Appear at Mega-Dollar Obama Fundraisers in Geneva

    06/30/2012 1:22:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter via Drudge Report ^ | 11:08 AM PDT 6/29/2012 | by Tina Daunt
    George Clooney has signed on for another special guest appearance as the Barack Obama re-election campaign takes its summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash. The Obama campaign posted an invitation on its website Friday revealing that the presidential pal-in-chief will appear at a pair of Americans Abroad for Obama events Aug. 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. Clooney, who usually spends summers at his villa on Italy’s Lake Como, made a similar appearance across the Swiss border on behalf of then-candidate Obama during the run-up to the 2008 general election. Charles Adams, co-president of the campaign’s European outreach...
  • The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

    06/28/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 14 replies ^ | 23JUN12 | Soeren Kern
    The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands. A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural...
  • Legal Illegal Immigration

    06/28/2012 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 28, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama recently issued an edict exempting an estimated 800,000 to 1 million illegal aliens from the consequences of federal immigration law. Ostensibly that blanket amnesty applies to those who arrived before the age of 16 and are younger than 30; who are in, or graduated from, high school or have served in the military; and who have not been convicted of a felony or multiple misdemeanors. And while most Americans sympathize with helping those who were brought into the United States as toddlers, raised as de facto Americans and followed the rules, the policy of exempting hundreds of thousands...
  • The United States of Europe?

    06/24/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 6/24/2012 | Michael G. Mickey
    As a student of bible prophecy and someone who has dedicated an enormous amount of time to examining current events through the lens of bible prophecy (and sharing my findings with others), there have been a number of moments when my jaw has figuratively hit the floor as a result of a headline from the news of our world today. Today is one of those days! The headline that made my teeth rattle? It's this: 10 countries for a United States of Europe! Those of you who have been following along with me for any amount of time know my...
  • Why Does Europe Have Problems

    BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.Any idea why that continent is so screwed up?
  • On Vacation and Sick? A Court Says Take Another (Euro weenies)

    06/22/2012 9:17:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Paul Geitner
    For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation. ................................................. The Court of Justice had previously ruled that a person who gets sick before going on vacation is entitled to reschedule the vacation, and on Thursday it said that right extended into the vacation itself.