33114 Gleaning The Spirit Of Antichrist Has Destroyed America All Nations And Israel THE TRIBULATION SHALL NOW BEGIN The False Peace Of Israel Confirms The Antichrist Ignites Sudden Destruction
That’s right: if you or your loved ones have been hurt or injured by HFT, please call 212-384-1000212-384-1000 . How would you know if you have been hurt or injured by HFT? Don’t worry, you will – it’s like porn.
Basically the Feds just asked anyone who has lost money in the last 5 years to give them a ring.
To quote Hans Gruber, “You ask for miracles, Theo, i give you the FBI.”
And since the FBI can’t be expected to know much about what it is actually investigating, considering the entire farcical investigation apparently was triggered by a Michael Lewis book and/or an anonymous phone call from Goldman Sachs, it would be nice if traders actually did the FBI’s work for them. Pretty please:
FIRE IN THE SKY: NASA Hubble Sees Mars Comet With Jets Spewing From It’s Core – Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) Will Put On A “Barnstorming Show” Over The Red Planet On October 19, 2014; 10 Times Closer Than Any Identified Comet Has Ever Flown Past Earth!
Israel has handed the Palestinians a proposal aimed at extending peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, as efforts to salvage the negotiations came to a head.
The fate of the US-brokered peace process could be decided within days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier, warning that “either the matter will be resolved or it will blow up”.
“There is a one-time opportunity to reach an agreement in the Middle East, and we must find the formula that doesn’t blow up the negotiations,” the Jordanian leader told Herzog, according to a statement from Herzog’s office.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point.
According to former child sex slave Virginia Roberts and a class action lawsuit against convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, former President Bill Clinton was present during sex parties involving up to twenty underage girls at Epstein’s secluded island in the Caribbean. That flight records show Clinton was flown on numerous occasions to the island on Epstein’s private jet. Clinton had a close relationship with an employee of Epstein’s who compiled thousands of photos of nude young girls posed in lewd positions. And these photos were used as a catalog for Epstein to loan out his girls to powerful politicians and British royalty, including Bill Clinton.
But a president needs a good Secretary of State. And Obama got one who failed to lodge a single noticeable foreign policy achievement during her four years on the job.
And so neither has he. And now, the lack of attention and competency is causing hundred of venus flytraps to bloom all over the world.
President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. He cruised along for awhile, but then the rest of the world figured him out and started taking matters into their own hands, for which the Devil has made ample use.
The surprising surge in popularity of Narendra Modi’s party ahead of India’s elections (another apparent ‘miss’ by US intelligence) has left the Obama administration needing to “clean the slate.” Only a year after taking office, US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has suddenly resigned her post (following press speculation) as the administration explained “was planned for some time, she will retire to her home in Delaware before the end of May.” This appears a clear recognition that a Modi government is likely and a problem for the US who cancelled Modi’s visa in 2005 over “severe violations of religious freedom.” Another red line coming up?
No surprise here, especially given the latest crash of the Obamacare website this weekend, just before the signup deadline.
Great news– in the Land of the Free, state and local governments are taking more of your money than ever before. This is, of course, in addition to tax increases at the federal level.
Wages are stagnating. Median household income levels are well below where they were in 1996 when adjusted for inflation. But corporate profits are at a record high.
If you’ve ever wondered where all that money goes that is printed by the central bank, now you have at least a partial answer.
The last time banks scrambled to pad their books into the quarter end, and come begging at the front door of the NY Fed’s Liberty 33 office, was on the last day of Q4 and 2013, when nearly $200 billion in Treasurys were handed out by the Fed to over 100 counterparties in what was the largest reverse repo operation conducted by Ben Bernanke, and his brand new Fixed-Rate Reverse Repo operation, in history.
That was the record until today, when just over an hour ago the Fed disclosed that as part of its most recent reverse repo operation, it had handed out to 93 dealer banks and other financial intermediaries, both foreign and domestic, some $242 billion in Treasurys in what is now the biggest reverse repo operation in history, a privilege for which the collateral-starved banks paid the Fed the king’s ransom of 0.05% in annual interest, i.e., nothing.
Then again none of this should come as a surprise – we said precisely this during our last such window dressing observation, to wit:
In short: collateral window dressing on; collateral window dressing off, all with the blessing of the banks’ overarching regulator, the Federal Reserve. What is most disturbing is that both the world’s largest financial firms, and by implication the Fed, just admitted there is a massive collateral shortage currently if banks are forced to pad their books to the tune of nearly $200 billion in “high quality collateral” just to pass year-end auditor muster.
Today’s record quarterly window dressing merely confirmed precisely this.
So while the Fed can provide on both an orderly and on an emergency basis up to the total amount of Treasurys it holds on its entire balance sheet amounting to $2.3 trillion (as of today), what will happen if banks find themselves needing to urgently satisfy $2.4 trillion, or $2.5 trillion, or $5 trillion, or more in Treasury deliverable demands, as collateral chains suddenly collapse on themselves as they did the day after Lehman’s bankruptcy and rehypothecated Treasurys, not to mention re-re-re-rehypothecated Treasurys have to be delivered once those infamous “off the books” repo and reverse-repo operations suddenly find they aren’t quite netting each other off, as we have also been warning for years.
We hope not to have to find out, at least not for some time, because the outcome would make the Lehman aftermath seem like a walk in the park.
Still believe it’s all about fundamentals… and earnings are the mother’s milk of stocks?.
There are currently about 1000 satellites in orbit above the planet, though most are only for communications. Of these around 150 are for observation, remote-sensing and spying, according to statistics from the US-based Union of Concerned Scientists.
China’s current satellite surveillance capabilities are a state secret, though most of them are thought to be carrying out surveillance over China and the surrounding region.
Today’s quiz: What do Vladimir Putin’s aggression and ObamaCare’s troubles have in common?
OK, that was too easy.
It is impossible to dismiss as mere coincidence the Russian Bear’s invasion of Ukraine and the continuing mayhem of the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, each reflects the full flowering of the policies of Barack Obama.
His chickens are coming home to roost, and what a mess they are making.
Some 2,837 illegal immigrants convicted of sexual offenses were recently cut loose from American jails to comply with a Supreme Court order that says immigrants cannot be held if their home countries refuse to take them back, according to The Washington Times.
That was just a small percentage of the nearly 59,347 released from jail as of September of last year due to the court order. Since they could not be deported, they were released under some form of supervision, the Times reported.
The release information came from a Government Accountability Office report issued last week that also showed five percent of the sexual offenders released were not registered in local communities.
he Obama administration is threatening public safety by deliberately hampering immigration law and releasing aliens with criminal records, according to a new review of internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement data.
A Center for Immigration Studies report to be released Monday and obtained in advance by The Daily Caller, found that last year ICE reported nearly 722,000 encounters with illegal or criminal immigrants. But ICE officers filed immigration charges against less than 195,000 aliens.
The report, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its late Sunday evening release, reviews internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) metrics to conclude that the Obama administration released 35 percent—or 68,000—convicted criminal aliens back into the U.S. general population when they could have been deported. “The criminal alien releases typically occur without formal notice to local law enforcement agencies and victims,” CIS’s Jessica Vaughan, the report’s author, added.
On the LIBOR rate rigging fraud by the world’s 16 biggest banks, Professor Black says, “This is the largest cartel in world history by orders of at least three and probably four orders of magnitude. This is LIBOR, the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate. This is price fixing of this rate that is then used to set the price of over $300 trillion in financial product. A trillion is a thousand billion. This is massively bigger than the real economy. In order to fix this rate, all the banks not only had to agree to form a cartel and cheat the rest of the world, but had to do so for years. If even a single one of them had defected, and made it public, the whole thing falls apart. . . .And guess what, our old friend JPMorgan is back as one of the entities that engaged in this fraud.”
When one reads stories such as the following report from the FT, in which we learn that former Chinese president Jiang Zemin “has urged the current leadership to rein in an anti-corruption campaign that is proving the harshest in decades and is seen as threatening the interests and networks of some Communist party elders”, or said otherwise – his cronies, aside from being utterly speechless at the rapid unravelling of the bizarro world, all one can say is – expect such developments in the US in a few years time, when then former president Obama asks Clinton, Christie or whoever the then-reigning dictator of the totalitarian states of America is, to take it easy on the Corzines of the world.
It won’t be long until the U.S. is eclipsed economically by China—and Americans need to start thinking about how to adjust to such a world.
That’s according to Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis President James Bullard, who spoke to the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of a conference during a recent visit to Hong Kong.
“Attitudes in the U.S. are going to have to change, because the U.S. will not permanently be the global leader,” Mr. Bullard said.
This article will demonstrate that B. Obama (Soetoro) is the manifestation of a decades-old plot designed to subvert the leadership of the United States, thus making America vulnerable to being conquered.
Is America Worth Dying For?
I loathe the government that we are forced to endure every day, don’t you, with every communication you engage in being monitored by a bunch of government voyeurs? However, I do love my country, the American people and the ideals for which we stand (e.g. one nation under God). America’s present government is not worthy of one ounce of respect. However, the America’s Constitution and our traditions are indeed worth fighting for, but not with Obama at the helm.
The Norwegian ex-prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg let his Foreign Secretary continue after he was exposed as working for the Hamas.
Now, Stoltenberg will take over the post as Secretary General of NATO. His election is blessed by US President Barack Hussein Obama.
A leaked conversation between Turkey’s intelligence chief and the war room reveals plot to create a casus belli for war with Syria by using ISIL, an alQaeda offshoot, to threaten a turkish shrine Suleiman Shah Tomb. Turkey has blocked youtube in order to cover up the leaks. Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed the recording of planning for a military incursion into Syria adding that a ‘network of treason’ was responsible for leak. Part two of the leaked conversation implicates John Kerry US secretary of state in the plot.
Why? Perhaps the breakdown presented below, showing that London is nothing more than a hot money parking lot, with Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Russia (ahem Ukraine) and others accounting for nearly three quarters of all London new-builds, should explain it, and also explain why if the Chinese property and credit bubble indeed are popping, then London should be very scared.
Overnight, UK property consultancy Knight Frank reported that London property prices rose 7.5% annually, modestly slowing from 8.1% in March 2013, and 11.3% March 2012. Slowing you say? Not really, and certainly not at the high end: “London sales over £1 million accounted for 22% of the £4.7 billion total in the 2012/13 tax year, while sales over £2 million made a 15% contribution. Transaction volumes in both price brackets represent less than 2% and 1% of the total, respectively” Knight Frank reported. But really putting it into perspective is the observation that on the 5 year anniversary of the centrally planned, HFT-rigged market ramp, London real estate prices have risen by a stunning 68% in the 5 years since March 2009.
Chudley, an agnostic, admitted that she sometimes wonders if it’s disrespectful to live in a church.
“Sometimes I feel a bit bad because I think, ‘Oh God, am I being sacrilegious?” she laughed.
But she admits she has taken “some liberties” with the place. A sculpture of a pierced penis sits in pride of place in her living room.
At one church, the only thing being worshipped is beer — at another, gleaming cars are on sale. Increasingly, it seems, a different kind of conversion is taking place at Britain’s churches.
Thanks to a steady decline in religion and the high costs of maintaining these historic buildings, a rising number of churches are being given new lives that may have horrified their founders.
Behind the imposing red-brick facade of one Presbyterian church in north London’s upmarket Muswell Hill district, throbbing pop music and barrels of Guinness are the first clues that there’s a new congregation.
The soaring Gothic arches remain but instead of an altar there’s a huge bar, while tables, stools and slot-machines stand in place of the pews. Built in 1902, the church’s beautiful exterior remains unchanged. Inside, it’s an Irish pub.
“If it was a church, there would be only two or three people here — but on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s packed,” said John Earl, a construction worker, as he nursed a pint.
“It is weird,” he admitted. “I feel I kind of have to respect it. I don’t mind being drunk here, but I don’t want people carving the pillars.”
Where were the police? They were there, but they sought to get the Christian protestors to forgo their assembly to avoid the escalation of the militant homosexual attack. Sadly, they didn’t crack down on the vile persons who were trying to inflict pain upon the Christian families.
According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, “Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.”
“They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little bags with feces or color. Cables of loud speakers were torn out,” the organization says. “Pages were ripped out of the bible and used to wipe backsides, then formed into a ball and thrown at the parents.”
“Christians were deeply hurt in this process. At least one banner was snatched and destroyed in front of the eyes of the parents. Marshals were target[ed] with pepper sprays. Shouting by counter-demonstrator[s] made the planned public speaking partly impossible.”
The ruling marks the first time a former Israeli prime minister has been convicted of bribery in what has been called one of the worst corruption scandals in the country’s history.
With trillion of freshly minted dollars, yen, euros, and yuan floating around the world (and all the subsequent monetized debt); and in light of increasing capital controls in a desperate world, who knows with any of these “frauds.” Just the sheer scale of trying to pull of a trillion dollar fraud would be incredible were it not for the Central Banks numbing us to the new normal.
In 2009, two Japanese individuals were arrested trying to smuggle $134 billion in US bonds into Switzerland from Italy. In 2012, Italian authorities seized $6 trillion in allegedly fake US bonds from safe-deposit boxes in Zurich (which were purportedly to be used to buy plutonium from Nigerian sources). And now, in 2014, The BBC reports, Italian police have arrested two men who were allegedly trying to deposit trillions of euros in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.
Both suspects, whose names weren’t released by police, had been previously investigated for attempted fraud in Asian countries, Cardia said without elaborating. They were issued citations and released on their own recognizance pending further investigation, since Italian law doesn’t require arrest for investigation of attempted fraud, according to the official. Both are believed to have left Italy.
It was almost excatly five years ago to the day, on April 10, 2009, that Zero Hedge – widely mocked at the time by “experts” – began its crusade against HFT and the perils of algorithmic trading (which of course were validated a year later with the Flash Crash). In the interim period we wrote hundreds if not thousands of articles discussing and explaining the pernicious, parasitic and destabilizing role HFT plays in modern market topology, and how with every passing day, markets are becoming increasingly more brittle, illiquid and, in one word, broken. Or, as Michael Lewis put it most succinctly, “rigged.” With Lewis’ appearance last night on 60 Minutes to promote his book Flash Boys, and to finally expose the HFT scourge for all to see, we consider our crusade against HFT finished. At this point it is up to the general population to decide if this season’s participants on Dancing with the Stars or the fate of Honet Boo Boo is more important than having fair and unrigged markets (obviously, we know the answer).
Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common?
The first two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Liberia, after spreading from neighbouring Guinea, where the deadly virus has killed 78 people.
The two Liberian cases are sisters, one of whom had recently returned from Guinea, officials say.
As concern grows over the outbreak, Senegal has closed its normally busy border with Guinea.
As we reported last night, Japan’s economy may once again be relapsing into a slowing phase, perversely well in advance of the dreaded sales-tax hike which many expect will catalyze Japan’s collapse into another recession as happened the last time Japan had a tax hike, but that doesn’t mean its population should be prevented from enjoying the heavily energized local atmosphere buzzing with the hope and promise of imminent paper-based “wealth effects” for those long the daily penNikkeistock rollercoaster…. and just as buzzing with copious gamma rays of course. Which is why for the first time in over three years, since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, residents of a small district 20 km from the wrecked plant are about to be allowed to return home. Because if the honest Japanese government says it is safe, then so it must be.
But how is this possible?
On April 1, the consumption tax is set to rise, from 5% to 8%, and though this has been seen coming from a mile away, nobody has done anything about it. And now it’s here.
In “Noah”, the fallen angels are “good guys” that were kicked out of heaven because of their compassion for humanity, they help Noah build the ark, and they ascend to heaven when they die helping defend the ark against a band of marauding evil humans. Director Darren Aronofsky stated that he attempted to make “the least biblical biblical film ever made”, and he may have achieved that. In “Noah”, almost everything is the opposite of what it should be. Instead of villains, the fallen angels are heroes. Instead of a preacher of righteousness, Noah is depicted as a psychopathic maniac that hates humanity and wants to kill his unborn grandchild if it is a girl. The movie somehow finds a way to avoid using the word “God” the entire time, and during a scene where Noah explains to his family how the world was “created”, the film displays visuals depicting Darwinian evolution. But all of the controversy surrounding the film only seems to have helped it at the box office. In fact, it pulled in approximately 44 million dollars in North America alone over opening weekend.
The defense for accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say the FBI approached his brother and fellow suspect Tamerlan about becoming an informant on the Chechen and Muslim community.
EXCLUSIVE: The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.
The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad.” Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.
Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt.
The alert is titled, “Planned Fort Hood-inspired Jihad against US Soldiers by Army Recruit” and was issued “to inform and protect officers who may encounter this individual or others exhibiting the same aspirations.” The source of the information contained in the alert was listed as “An FBI agent.”
So what happens when the hedge fund hotel decides to exit only to realize that the name of the hotel is California? The answer will present itself quite soon.