“[T]his is very strange,” George Efstathiou, a professor of astrophysics at the U.K.’s University of Cambridge and director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology at Cambridge, said in a statement. “And I think that if there really is anything to this, you have to question how that fits in with inflation … It’s really puzzling.”
Something is up with the sun. It has begun to behave very erratically, and scientists don’t know quite what to make of it. Sunspot activity appears to be slowing down with each new cycle and absolutely gigantic holes have started to appear in the sun.
It is a fact that the current solar cycle has been the weakest in 100 years. This has many scientists searching for answers…
The Sun is acting weird. It typically puts on a pageant of magnetic activity every 11 years for aurora watchers and sungazers alike, but this time it overslept. When it finally woke up (a year late), it gave the weakest performance in 100 years.
Of course most scientists insist that everything is going to be okay and that we don’t have a thing to be worried about, but others are not so sure.
The last time there was a great divergence (to the benefit of housing), Wall Street spawned an entire Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities industry where Paulson, Goldman willing sellers would package mortgages, often-times synthetically, slice them up in tranches of assorted riskiness, and sell them to willing idiotsyield-starved buyers. As everyone knows, that particular securitization bubble ended with the bankruptcy of Lehman, the bailout of AIG and the near collapse of the financial system. As it turns out, the answer to our original question was “a few hours” because securitizations are back, baby, and this time they are scarier and riskier than ever.
Blackstone has emerged as the biggest investor in single-family rental homes, spending more than $5.5 billion since the beginning of last year to acquire about 32,000 homes in around a dozen major U.S. markets.
Blackstone – America’s largest landlord – is now actively selling its housing exposure, whether with the assistance of Goldman’s Fab Tourre, Paulson’s Paolo Pellegrini, or… Deutsche Bank’s own Greg Lippmann.
Finally, for those who have been on the fence about whether or not to sell their house, this is your warning sign. When the biggest housing bull starts selling, run for the proverbial hills.
According to the leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Muslims living in America should not be bound by U.S. law. “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Herman Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch.
^^Ryan, and every bastard that votes for this, is a traitor worthy of their own lethal judgment, which would look something like their own family being robbed raped and murdered with them by some lawless bastard just like them.
Manning could still face 144 years in jail for the 19 lesser charges in the Wikileaks case.
Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi—one of the most influential Islamic clerics in the world, author of over 100 books on Muslim doctrine, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood—has just posted a new video where he calls on all the Muslims of the world to come and wage jihad with their lives in Egypt on behalf of “what’s right”—that is, the return to power of the Muslim Brotherhood. He called on everyone and anyone—the “sons of Al Azhar,” businessmen, journalists—and from all around the world, specifically mentioning Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Senegal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.
Qaradawi called on them to be shuhada, “martyrs” who sacrifice their lives in the course of the jihad. Several Egyptian religious authorities have expressed surprise at Qaradawi’s reckless call for jihad in Egypt, saying the latter is not part of Dar al-Harb (Abode of War) where jihad should be waged to bring non-Muslims under Islamic authority, but rather is part of the Islamic world, where Islamic authorities like Qaradawi should be calling for peace, not promoting more bloodshed between Muslims. Amana Nasir, professor of doctrine and philosophy and former dean of humanities in the Alexandrian branch of Al Azhar called Qaradawi’s remarks products of “senility, not wisdom,” adding that “I’m surprised that Qaradawi sealed his life with such words void of understanding.”
BREAKING NEWS: KERRY IN SECRET FINAL-STATUS TALKS WITH NETANYAHU AND ABBAS ON BORDERS, SECURITY, JERUSALEM AND JORDAN VALLEY
Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr., doesn’t think Anthony Weiner‘s sex scandal is a big deal. She said, “Public service has nothing to do with bedroom service. 98.4367% of men cheat. I do know a few good men who don’t. Leave Weiner alone.”
Holder, a Fox News contributor who frequently appears on the Sean Hannity show, has not commented on the allegations against her and Jackson.
The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental , nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.
– George Orwell, 1984
President Transparency, in the interest of protecting his Administration’s spotless record of least transparent ever, has decided to erase sections of his original campaign website so that inconvenient and broken promises (i.e., every single thing he said) can’t be so easily exposed
That is approximately $25 million below the legal limit of $16,699,421,095,673.60 that Congress has imposed on the debt
If the debt had increased by even $30 million at any time during those 70 days, it would have exceeded the statutory limit. But, according to the Treasury, the debt did not do that. Instead, it remained precisely $16,699,396,000,000.00.
Even though the government’s official accounting of the debt has not budged for 70 days, the Treasury has continued to sell bills, notes and bonds at a value that exceeds the value of the bills, notes and bonds it was redeeming.
Davis is presenting “Faster-Than-Light Space Warps & Interstellar Flight: What’s It All About?” this Sunday at the 2013 Mufon Symposium in Las Vegas. Dr. Davis, along with many other scientists including Dr. Steven Greer, are presenting research, findings and views on various UFO topics this weekend.
So, what is the reason for the hush about scientific research into UFOs?
Dr. Evans claims he knows many colleagues who quietly investigate this area.
“There are scientists who are aware of evidence and observational data that is not refutable. It is absolutely corroborated, using forensic techniques and methodology. But they won’t come out and publicize that because they fear it. Not the subject — they fear the backlash from their professional colleagues. The impact on their career might be detrimental and they’d get bad publicity.
“It’s not an acceptable, funded line of research. The National Science Foundation does not accept UFOs as a subject for scientific study.”
DARPA, the Department of Defense’s research arm, has just put out a new solicitation for a project called, “Advanced Tools for Mammalian Genome Engineering” on the government’s Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) site.
This project isn’t just for engineering any mammal’s genome, however; it’s specifically for the bioengineering of humans.
The proposal explains the project’s details:
The ability to deliver exogenous DNA to mammalian cell lines is a fundamental tool in the development of advanced therapeutics, vaccines, and cellular diagnostics, as well as for basic biological and biomedical research… The successful development of technologies for rapid introduction of large DNA vectors into human cell lines will enable the ability to engineer much more complex functionalities into human cell lines than are currently possible.
Through DARPA, our government funds a laundry list of projects to gain technocratic control of the future that reads more like a summary of the latest sci-fi horror film plots. Case in point: just today Activist Post reported “Secret DARPA Mind Control Project Revealed: Leaked Document“.
When looking at one DARPA project to perfect mind control techniques — or a second DARPA project to study the human hormone oxytocin to ‘improve’ our response to government propaganda — or a third DARPA brain interface project that would literally turn soldiers into cyborgs, it’s creepy enough. However, when looking at all of these projects together as a combined effort … it raises chilling questions as to what kind of dystopic, technocratic future they are forcing us into.
Then there is the Knoxville Sustainable Development Incentives Program described In a 2009 article in Knoxnews titled Planning chairman forms Development team: Upon the initiative of MPC chairman Trey Benefield, a Sustainable Development Working Group was assembled to explore the development of a program to encourage sustainable development by providing incentives in the City and County Zoning Ordinances.
Everything is pointing to 2015 as their deadline to fundamentally change America to the globalist Utopia which is hell on earth. Are you prepared?
We can’t wait to see the select few chosen to represent this broad-swathe of the US citizenry and sit in praise of the leader. THE PEOPLE THAT ACCEPT THIS ANTICHRIST BASTARD AND ARE SEALED BY THE ANTICHRIST GLOBAL NEW WOLRD ORDER MARK OF THE BEAST!!!
Since the time in 1945 on his return from the fateful Yalta Conference, that US President Roosevelt met Saudi King Ibn Saud and won exclusive rights for US Rockefeller-group oil companies to Saudi Arabia’s vast oil wealth, the relationship between Saudi and US foreign policy has been one of almost satrapy status for the Saudis.  Following the Kissinger-orchestrated 1973 “oil shock” in which OPEC raised its price by some 400%, Washington extracted a pledge from the Saudis that they would insure that OPEC sold its oil only in dollars, thereby ensuring the continued dominance of the US dollar as world reserve currency. In return, Washington agreed to sell US arms including training the Saudi Air Force
And in 2010 just as Washington launched its Arab Spring “democracy” offensive in Tunisia, Egypt and across the Islamic arc of crisis, the Obama Administration announced the largest arms deal in US history. The US agreed to sell the Saudis 84 F-15s new and upgrade another 70 as part of a €46 billion deal, the biggest arms deal in US history, as it prepared to isolate Iran. 
As we reported in an earlier article, before the Egyptian military coup, the Saudis had given secret assurance to Defense Minister and Chief of the Army, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, that the Saudis along with other conservative Gulf oil states including Kuwait and UAE would guarantee financial support should the Obama Administration cut the €1 billion annual aid to Egypt’s military in retaliation for ousting their man, Morsi.
So how sustainable are the soaring rents shown above? We will let Blackstone and all those other Wall Street firms capitalizing on record low (until recently) rates to become America’s largest landlords answer that one.
According to BoA employees-turned-whistleblowers who have signed sworn statements attesting to the validity of their accusations, “Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners seeking loan modifications, denied their applications for made-up reasons, and were rewarded for sending homeowners to foreclosure,” investigative journal ProPublica is reporting.
But not even that was the real story in DB’s numbers. Recall that it was Zero Hedge who in April first brought attention to Deutsche Bank’s epic, single biggest on earth, total gross derivative exposure of €55.6 trillion, bigger than that of JP Morgan: disclosure which as we understand caused some consternation among German political circles. This followed our previous disclosure from May 2012 when we first reported that the bank’s Core Tier 1 ratio as the worst of any bank in Europe, and thus the world. This was subsequently reinforced by none other than former Kansas Fed president and current FDIC Vice Chairmam, Tom Hoenig, who said that Deutsche Bank is “is horribly undercapitalized… it’s ridiculous.” Naturally this means that just like every US bank, the real story is not in the income statement but in the balance sheet.
Which begs the question: if Europe is so “fine” and on the verge of a “recovery” as its politicians repeat day after day, why is the biggest bank in Europe, and also the biggest bank in the entire world in terms of gross derivative exposure, deleveraging at the fastest pace since Europe’s near-death experience in the summer of 2011?
And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken;
RICHARD COOMBES PASSES: before he died, his hands started moving while he was lying in bed and his friend asked what he was doing. Rick answered. “Can’t you hear the music?”
…heard the same music, walking with a person that heard nothing, and fell to the ground as if the force of the weight of water was upon the body. It took some time to even get off the ground. It was still hard to even stand up straight or walk. For a few hours there was a vision of a man in a White rob, among other unusual revelations. That music was so loud. It sounded like a choir with a deep and dramatic eventful tone. At the time there was no danger or threat of death. Everything was like any other day until this event struck. Unforgettable, like other rare similar happenings.