Very strong M6.6 earthquake hit Kuril Islands, Russia
Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Yemen
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga
6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Owen Fracture Zone region
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand
Japan Newspaper: Leaks plaguing Fukushima No. 5 reactor — Experts: Indicates “deterioration in the system” — Report: Water contains up to 3,000 Bq/liter of Cobalt-60, had been used to cool spent fuel (PHOTOS)
Most people today are unaware of the fortunate time in which they live. Literature, mythology, and volumes of historical research have been made available to everyone on earth. There are etymology tools available for Latin, ancient Greek, and Hebrew. The works of Plato, Aristotle, Homer, Pythagoras, Strabo, and Josephus can be rapidly searched for specific words, and the words themselves can be deciphered from their original language down to the letter. In contrast, a person fluent in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew who might have had access to all the libraries of Europe during the Renaissance would have been unable to duplicate the amount of research in a lifetime that the average person could do today from his or her computer in the course of a few months.
FORBIDDEN SECRETS OF THE LABYRINTH
The Awakened Ones, The Hidden Destiny Of America, And The Day After Tomorrow
Red Alert! Economic Collapse Accelerates and SKEW Index Predicts Massacre! MH17 a Diversion of Whats Going On Now!
Red Alert! While everyone is focused on Malaysian Airline 17 the SKEW Index is predicting a global meltdown of the economy!
What is the Skew Index?
“The CBOE Skew IndexSM – referred to as “SKEW” – is an option-based indicator that measures the perceived tail risk of the distribution of S&P 500® log returns at a 30-day horizon. Tail risk is the risk associated with an increase in the probability of outlier returns, returns two or more standard deviations below the mean. Think stock market crash, or black swan. This probability is negligible for a normal distribution, but can be significant for distributions which are skewed and have fat tails. As illustrated in the chart below, the distribution of S&P 500 log returns has a sizeable left tail. This makes it riskier than a normal distribution with the same mean and the same volatility. SKEW quantifies the additional risk.”
Economist Gregory Mannarino brings us the latest…
Put simply, there is no tail risk when SKEW is equal to 100 or lower. SKEW can be used to gauge the probabilities of returns two and three standard deviations below the mean. If SKEW is close to 100, the probability of a steep market decline remains very small, however if SKEW rises above 100, the probability increases. We are currenlty at the 142 range.
The last time SKEW reached its all time high of 146.88 was on Oct. 16, 1998 when we were in the midst of the Russian crisis, and the day after the decision by the Federal Reserve Board to decrease both the target federal fund rate and the discount rate. The SKEW index also rose in March 2006 when many were concerned about the housing market crisis.
1. The Fed needs a decline to “prove” it isn’t pushing markets higher, further enriching the already obscenely rich. A thoroughly corrupted Congress is finally awakening to the public rage over the Federal Reserve’s blatant enrichment of the few at the expense of the many, and as a result, the Fed has a serious PR problem: Janet Yellen may be a lot of things, but a believable actress isn’t one of them. Her performance claiming the Fed acts only on behalf of widows, orphans, Mom, apple pie and the merchants lining Main Street was laughably inauthentic.
FEDS ASK MASSACHUSETTS TO HOUSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AT UNUSED SHOPPING MALLS
Health authorities in Massachusetts have announced that the often deadly, eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) has been detected in four trapped mosquitoes in Bridgewater. Though rare, infection with the EEE virus is often deadly, and residents are being reminded to take proper precautions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), very few cases of EEE infection are reported annually in the United States. However, in the U.S. infection with EEE results in death or significant brain damage in approximately 33 percent of cases. One aspect of the illness which makes it difficult to treat is that oftentimes those infected do not have symptoms. On those occasions that symptoms are present, they include seizures, disorientation, high fever, and vomiting..
Deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus detected in Massachusetts
Over 50 Killed In Gaza As Israel Shelling Is “Fiercest Since 1967 War”
Iran nuclear talks deadline extended until November
After roughly >>>seven years<<<, Iran would then be treated just like any other country that has signed the UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Israel is not opposed to an extension of talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, Israeli government officials said over the weekend, after six months of negotiations failed to secure a comprehensive deal by the July 20 deadline.
Diplomats at the table – from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Germany and Iran – have now granted themselves another four months to hammer out an agreement, after claiming enough progress in their efforts to justify more time.
Israel resigned to four more months in global diplomatic effort with Iran
Qatar will host a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday in attempt to reach a ceasefire agreement with Israel to bring an end to 12 days of warfare, a senior Qatari source.
Qatar hosts Gaza ceasefire talks with Abbas, UN chief
After French, Egyptian efforts fail, Abbas to fly to Doha, meet with UN’s Ban, Hamas’ Mashal, Qatar’s emir to reach deal to end Gaza fighting
The news came after French-led efforts to reach a deal failed to yield results Saturday and Hamas rejected an Egyptian deal.
Due to take place in Doha, the meeting will be headed by the Gulf state’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who has been acting as a “channel of communication” between Hamas and the international community, said the senior source familiar with the matter.
The checkpoint links the Farafra Oasis , an ancient caravan routes between Libya and Egypt, and the Bahariya Oasis, closer to the capital.
According to a statement on the official Facebook page of Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir, a military spokesman, one of the gunmen’s rockets struck a cache of weapons at the checkpoint, sparking an explosion. He said the attack killed 21 troops and forces later seized two car bombs before they exploded.
He identified the gunmen as “terrorists,” but did not elaborate.
Gunmen attack Egyptian troops near Libyan border, kill 21
It is also the second brazen attack on troops in recent years during the holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims fast from dawn to sundown. In the 2012, gunmen attacked a checkpoint near Egypt’s border with Gaza and Israel, killing 16 soldiers.
The attack Saturday came less than an hour before sundown.
El-Sissi, the former military chief, had vowed to fight terrorism, saying militant groups acting across borders were a threat not only to Egypt, but the region and the world.
Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’
Remember @CongressEdits, the tweetbot that alerts whenever a Wikipedia article is edited from a government IP address? There’s a Russian version now, and it just uncovered some pretty drastic edits to a Wikipedia article that mentions Flight MH17, originating from a Russian government IP address.
As The Telegraph reports, @RuGovEdits tweeted that a computer user from within the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VHTRK) edited the Russian-language version of the Wikipedia entry about the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine yesterday.
The original version of the Wikipedia article listing civil aviation accidents stated that MH17 had been shot down “by terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic with Buk system missiles, which the terrorists received from the Russian Federation.” Emphasis added.
The edits originating from the government-owned computer changed the article to read “the plane [flight MH17] was shot down by Ukrainian soldiers”. Again, emphasis added.
A Tweetbot Caught the Russian Gov’t Editing Flight MH17 Wikipedia Info
As WSJ reports, last week’s geopolitical chaos and distraction was ideal for a news dump, and the White House didn’t disappoint: On no legal basis, all 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories were quietly released from ObamaCare. It seems the costs of healthcare soared in these five territories due to uneconomic mandates – which woul dhave been a disaster PR-wise for the administration and so, under cover of catastrophe, WSJ reports all of a sudden last week HHS discovered new powers after “a careful review of this situation and the relevant statutory language,” that enabled them to ‘selectively exempt’ American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands from Obamacare. And all while vacationing…
White House ‘Quietly’ Exempts 4.5 Million People In 5 “Territories” From ObozoCare
Which leaves only one question… where does everybody else apply for their ‘uneconomic’ exemption?