Friday, February 05, 2010

Global Sell-Off; Chavez Turns to Cubans for Help with Energy Crisis

From Jenna Orkin

Global sell-off
Chavez turns to Cubans for help with energy crisis
How long before the lights go out?

Jim Rogers: Markets to tank soon
Marc Faber: Markets to plunge 20%
Majority of States Now Insolvent
Over 820,000 jobs will disappear tomorrow morning
US to “find” extra 825,000 unemployed on Friday
US jobless claims unexpectedly rise
Weekly Unemployment Claims Jump
No Jobs Yet? It's the Recovery Everyone Loves to Hate
School Crisis In Nevada; Governor Seeks To Cancel Collective Bargaining With Schools Because The State Is Broke
Surviving the Invisible Depression
"Home ownership level falling to 67%."
Personal insolvencies double UK
Military seeks billions to battle terror abroad
House to vote on $1.9 trillion more debt
Record White House budget deficit omits trillions in Fannie and Freddie liabilities (from Rice Farmer)
P&G Chief More Worried About US Than Ever
The biggest bubble in history is growing every day in China
Record volumes for sovereign credit-default swaps
US mortgage sector braced for end of Fed help
What you must know about bankruptcy of the United States
Dow dips below 10,000 mark on eurozone debt, jobs data
Stocks slump, euro drops, bond risk soars on jobs and debt concerns
Strikes bring Greece to its knees
The Greek infection is still spreading
Debt crisis spreads to Spain
Warning that "Lehman-style tsunami" could spread across the EU.
Portugal near political crisis over debt
Portugal’s CDS prices at new high
Portugal Adds Political Crisis to Debt Woes Mix
Pimco: Forget Greece, California Bond Spreads Have Soared Back To Crisis Levels (from Rice Farmer)
Stocks suffer worst drop in more than eight months
Will Laffer’s ‘Train Wreck’ Scenario Come to Pass?
Stimulus II: A Sequel America Can't Afford
Health-Care Burden Shifts to U.S. Government as Spending Soars (from Vantage Point)
U.S. Report Details Money Laundering (from Rice Farmer)
Banks - BofA and ex-chiefs face fraud lawsuits (from Jon Noel)
German Auto Sales Crash in January

US Disagrees With Russia On Afghan Drugs (from Vantage Point)
Soldiers ‘could fight terrorism on Britain's streets’ (from Rice Farmer)
Inside job suspected in Pakistan bombing
Israeli hawk raises Syria tensions
Threat of new Orange protests raises Ukraine tension
Google Asks NSA to Help Secure Its Network
’Don’t Be Evil,’ Meet ’Spy on Everyone’ — How NSA Deal Could Kill Google
Phishing Scam Cripples European Emissions Trading
"Coercive Interrogation Techniques: Do They Work, Are They Reliable, and What Did the FBI Know About Them?",
Senate Judiciary Committee, June 10, 2008 (published December 2009) (large pdf).
"Protecting National Security and Civil Liberties: Strategies for Terrorism Information Sharing," Senate Judiciary Committee, April 21, 2009 (published January 2010).
"Chinese Interrogation vs. Congressional Oversight: The Uighurs at Guantanamo,"
House Foreign Affairs Committee, July 16, 2009 (published December 2009).
Thurgood Marshall Jr. on Board of Directors of Corrections Corp.

World Oil Capacity to Peak in 2010 Says CEO Petrobras (from Jon Noel)
Peak oil in Davos: Oh yes it is, oh no it isn't
Consumers may encounter vegetable seed shortage
Papua police forced families to move at gunpoint
Global Ocean Proctection Measures Have Failed
Taiwan’s green sector production value expected to explode by 2015, official says
Mad-cow proteins created in the lab (from Rice Farmer)
This could be the biggest government cover-up of the last 20 years

Howard Zinn: Historian whose criticisms of American social policy made him a hero of the Left


businessman said...

Genetically Modified Forest Planned for U.S. Southeast

And from Newsweek Magazine:

Antidepressants Are No More Effective Than Placebo Pills

businessman said...

Here’s another video clip of Charles Biderman on Bloomberg just a few weeks ago. In here he discusses how what’s driving the stock market appears to be the purchase of futures in the after hours after the market closes, and again he reiterates that with the amount of money that’s involved here, he believes that it’s the government doing the purchasing. In addition, he also discusses what could happen if and when the purchasing stops.

The people’s lips and the audio are not in sync within this video, so just imagine you're watching an old Japanese movie with English subtitles here:

Click Here for the Video

gamedog said...

FWIW I've not traded since 02, there was a lot of suspicion even back then, from both sides of the pond.

"It's not beyond the bounds of possibilities that the government has been buying S & P 500 futures with the connivance of the major banks in receipt of bailout funds. The report quotes former Fed board member Robert Heller who opined in the Wall Street Journal in 1989, "Instead of flooding the entire economy with liquidity, and thereby increasing the danger of inflation, the Fed could support the stock market directly by buying market averages in the futures market, thereby stabilizing the market as a whole." In a Financial Times article in 2002, an unidentified Fed official was quoted as acknowledging that policymakers had considered buying U.S. equities directly, not just futures. The official mentioned that the Fed could "theoretically buy anything to pump money into the system." In an article in the Daily Telegraph in 2006, former Clinton administration official George Stephanopoulos mentioned the existence of "an informal agreement among the major banks to come in and start to buy stock if there appears to be a problem."

When they decide to sell off, there might be signs of massive hedging in the forex markets, it'd be a sure bet to get some money back and prop the $$ - seems to be some serious shorts around EU bonds atm too.

Camouflage said...

Carl Johan Calleman and his writings have been very useful for this time. This is the end of the world as we "knew it" and that world is never coming back (thankfully). During this time of the "fall" a new world is being birthed right under our noses but much like sprouts before they break ground - it is impossible to see. I remain heartbroken that people are not waking up but that is their path and it must be honored. We, as a species, are evolving and it hurts but it is happening. The 100th monkey is the best way of thinking positively because the new world we currently live in, we are creating ourselves as I write this...the one thing that will not change is the Fall. And we are smack dab in it. Godspeed everyone. May you find your "family" (whoever they are...they don't have to be blood) and your water and your garden. As the Hopi say "This could be a good time." As we all know, it is not going to be easy. Birthing a new Earth and way of life is painful but necessary.

S said...

What is wrong with the COLLAPSE MOVIE links. When I try to see more screenings....there is no link?

How can I get a copy or what is wrong with the links?

RanD said...

Camouflage, We no longer feel heartbroken over those who do not wake up; as you say, their path must be honored. We see the eternal process of Life rebirthing itself into ever newer and grander states being fundamental to Life's nature; and our species' unique ability to see & know that it is this way is but one of Life's greatest gifts to human kind.

Thankyou for sharing your words with us; family members coming to know of each other heals & strengthens us all.