DRTOA – If winning is losing, then everything is great in 1984
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/30/2014 18:18
“Two to three years is enough, not only to launch [settlements in rubles], but also to complete these mechanisms,” says Andrey Kostin, head of Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB, noting that the possibility of the US and EU widening sanctions to exclude Russia from the SWIFT global money transfer system would become “a point of no return” making any further dialog impossible. However, as Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin explains in this interview, how Russia’s military and industrial complex is responding to a growing threat from America. Russia is not responding with any talk about the nuclear button (at least not yet); but they are preparing for such an eventuality: “we are creating a nuclear submarine fleet… capable of reaching any country on any continent, if [USA] suddenly becomes the aggressor, and our top-most national interests come under threat,” adding that Obama’s coup has ushered in “the complete demise of the Ukrainian State.”
from Sovereign Man:
Earlier this month both the New York and Philadelphia Federal Reserves published the results of a survey they conducted asking business owners how the Affordable Care Act has changed how they operate.
Bear in mind, healthcare reform was sold on the basis that it would be good for the American people and good for the US economy.
Their economic reasoning was that the amount of money currently being spent on medical care in the US would be reduced. And that spending would shift to more productive areas of the economy. But then, earlier this year, it turned out that the exact opposite happened. Healthcare spending as a proportion of GDP had actually gone UP rather than down after the introduction of Obamacare.
DRTOA – This is suicide! Yet another war the US military will lose. This is a suicide mission with no way to win. These men will die. Millions expected to die.
by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:
While mainstream media outlets in the Western world continue to shill for the White House and NATO’s plans to destroy the Syrian state and oust its democratically elected president, one notable linchpin of propaganda involves the labeling of Raqqa province in Syria as the “home base” of ISIS.
For instance, in an article and video published by the Wall Street Journal , an attempt was made to present “what it’s like to live” inside the “home base” of ISIS. As one might expect, the video paints a terribly bleak picture of the life of women and Syrians in general. Yet the video, as it has been presented by many mainstream outlets, falsely refers to Raqqa as the “home base” of ISIS.
Still, in this video as well as other reports, ISIS is presented as a shadowy group that appeared out of nowhere. For instance, the WSJ states that Raqqa changed in 2014, when ISIS suddenly overran the city and made it “into their home base.”
by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall Street on Parade:
Four noted economists have issued a report under the umbrellas of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) that is raising alarm bells at global central banks.
According to the report: “The world is still leveraging up; an overall, global deleveraging process to bring down the total debt-to-GDP ratio – or even to reduce its growth rate – has not yet started. On the contrary, the debt ratio is still rising to all-time highs.”
This, say the authors, has produced an “ongoing vicious circle of leverage and policy attempts to deleverage, on the one hand, and slower nominal growth on the other,” setting the basis “for either a slow, painful process of deleveraging or for another crisis, possibly this time originating in emerging economies (with China posing the highest risk).”
rom TF Metals Report:
We’ve been following the Ebola story pretty closely these past few months then a headline today made my hair stand on end. Thus this new post.
Look, I know I don’t have to start from scratch and tell you how bad this is with a bunch of links. If you’re a regular visitor to Turdville, you already know and you’ve already begun to take precautions. The latest update on the potential spread of the Ebola virus can be found here, from ZH 10 days ago: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-19/exponential-ebola-cases-now-double-every-3-weeks-cdc-warns-over-half-million-may-be-
At about the same time, a story surfaced that the U.S. State Department had put in an order for 160,000 HazMat suits. Here’s the story from InfoWars: http://www.infowars.com/u-s-state-department-orders-160000-ebola-hazmat-suits/ And here’s a story from The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2756832/State-Department-orders-5-000-BODY-BAGS-160-000-hazmat-suits-African-Ebola-outbreak-Obama-sends-100-CDC-experts.html