WEB Notes: This was a huge debate just a few years ago. Now Iran will have the high tech missile system. This system defends against air attacks. Will it stop a US led campaign against Iran? Not a chance. This will fuel the fire though.
Source: Alt-Market | I covered the facts behind falling global demand for raw goods and consumer goods last year in part one of my six-part article series, ‘One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes.’ The hard evidence and numbers I presented have only become more important in recent months.
Source: Economic Collapse Blog | After a series of stunning declines through the month of January and the first half of February, global financial markets seem to have found a patch of relative stability at least for the moment. But that does not mean that the crisis is over. On the contrary, all of the hard economic numbers that are coming in from around the world tell us that the global economy is coming apart at the seams. This is especially true when you look at global trade numbers.
WEB Notes: This article spins the situation like Russia and Syria are going to attack Turkey. This is completely fabricated. Russia is not going to attack Turkey who is a NATO ally.
In his two decades covering Brazil, Fitch Ratings’s Joe Bormann says he’s never seen the nation’s companies in such a dire state.
WEB Notes: Nothing says fighting crime like removing the $100 dollar bill from circulation. This is not about controlling crime, it is about controlling people one step at a time. Last week the E.U. killed the 500 Euro bill, now it is our turn so it seems.
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China, and India.
The three biggest banks are losing capital.A crisis of staggering proportions is looming in China, and tiny Singapore will be caught right in the middle of the storm once the disaster finally erupts.
WEB Notes: Negative interest rates for banks mean they will be charged for the money they are sitting on and not using for loans etc. Do you really believe this will force banks to use their money for loans etc? If it is in their best interest they will, if not they will let the money sit and pay the interest rate fee to the central bank. Of course they will start charging their you for holding your money in your account.
According to financial research firm ICI, total retirement assets in the Land of the Free now exceed $23 trillion. $7.3 trillion of that is held in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
WEB Notes: We are seeing inflation with respect to food, etc and deflation with respect to items that concern energy.