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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Monday, July 23, 2012

Putin’s Geopolitical Chess Game with Washington in Syria and Eurasia / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: F_William_Engdahl

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSince reassuming his post as Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin has lost no minute in addressing the most urgent geopolitical threats to Russia internationally. Not surprisingly, at the center of his agenda is the explosive situation in the Middle East, above all Syria. Here Putin is engaging every imaginable means of preventing a further deterioration of the situation into what easily could become another “world war by miscalculation.” His activities in recent weeks involve active personal diplomacy with Syria’s government as well as the so-called opposition “Syrian National Council.”  It involves intense diplomacy with Erdogan’s Turkey regime. It involves closed door diplomacy with Obama. It involves direct diplomacy with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Politics

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dark Days Ahead, American's Are Armed and Ready / Politics / US Debt

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter spending an hour on Joe Cristiano’s Liberty Talk Radio program the other night, I was filled with an excitement that I haven’t felt since I posted my first ‘Two Cents’ piece back in early 2006. I got to thinking about all the progress that we together have made in the past half dozen years regarding the public’s knowledge of the causes of the financial crisis, to the role of the federal reserve in our economic fate. The great thing is that outside the political realm, this massive outpouring of information and coalescence of support has basically been leaderless, which is exactly what is needed for a meaningful change to be made.

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Politics

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Gilded Age of Bankers or Banksters / Politics / Banksters

By: Richard_Mills

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBetween 1865 and 1898 the US economy grew at the fastest rate in its history with real wages, wealth, GDP, and capital formation all increasing rapidly:

  • Wheat production increased by 256%
  • Corn production increased by 222%
  • Coal production increased by 800%
  • Miles of railway track increased by 567% - railroad mileage tripled between 1860 and 1880 and had tripled again by 1920
  • American steel production surpassed the combined total of Britain, Germany, and France
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Politics

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Central Banks Are Doomed, Thanks to the Fed's Criminality / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe word "untouchable" means something different in India than it does in the West. In India, no one wants to be an untouchable. In the West, achieving the status of untouchable is the supreme organizational goal.

In India, untouchable status means that you cannot move up. In the West, it means that you can't be pulled down.

In every Western nation, certain institutions are untouchable. Anyone challenging them is regarded as a revolutionary, a kook, or a self-promoter looking for publicity.

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Politics

Sunday, July 22, 2012

America's Right to National Bankruptcy and Healthcare / Politics / US Politics

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAndrew Foy writes: People like me who believe the government should play a less active role in subsidizing healthcare costs are often asked the question "Do you believe healthcare is a basic human right?"

While this is an important philosophical question to ponder, it often lends itself to unexamined answers and political demagoguery. The imprecise answer "yes" to this question by most governments around the world (including the United States) has served mainly to accelerate healthcare-cost growth and benefit the medical-industrial complex at the expense of the public. To appreciate this point, one must consider the reality of what having a right to healthcare, as it is presently understood, actually means, and then consider who wins.

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Politics

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fake Arab Spring are Post-Modern Coup D'etat / Politics / Middle East

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleProf. Ismael Hossein-zadeh writes: Within the first few months of 2011, the United States and its allies lost three loyal "friends": Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Zine el-Abbidine Ben Ali in Tunisia and Saad Hariri in Lebanon. While Mubarak and Ali were driven out of power by widespread popular uprisings, Hariri was ousted by the parliament.

Inspired by these liberating developments, pro-democracy rebellions against autocratic rulers (and their Western backers) soon spread to other countries such as Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

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Politics

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Titanic Banks Hit LIBOR Iceberg: Will Lawsuits Sink the Ship? / Politics / Banksters

By: Ellen_Brown

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAt one time, calling the large multinational banks a “cartel” branded you as a conspiracy theorist.   Today the banking giants are being called that and worse, not just in the major media but in court documents intended to prove the allegations as facts.  Charges include racketeering (organized crime under the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or RICO), antitrust violations, wire fraud, bid-rigging, and price-fixing.  Damning charges have already been proven, and major damages and penalties assessed.  Conspiracy theory has become established fact.

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Politics

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Playing Syria Roulette / Politics / Middle East

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn Las Vegas, the house seldom loses. Rarely are dirty Washington schemes foiled. It's playing hardball against Syria.

Its dirty hands are all over months of violence. In a July 18 press briefing, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell refused to condemn Wednesday's cold-blooded killings.

Syrian Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha, his deputy General Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President General Hassan Turkmani died.

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Politics

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Worldwide Debt Default is the Only Solution / Politics / Global Debt Crisis 2012

By: Jason_Hamlin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSovereign nations, state governments, Californian cities, small businesses, homeowners, middle-class families, recent graduates and all types of other individuals and entities around the world are facing the same growing problem… DEBT. While the European Union is in the spotlight at the moment, the debt crisis is arguably worse in the United States and reaches its nasty tentacles into just about every nook and cranny of modern society.

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Politics

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Subversive Influences by Government Officials and their Allies to Shape Public Opinion / Politics / Conspiracy Theory

By: Joseph_Russo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWho is John Birch?

Did we mean, "Who is John Galt?" No, however, though we are all familiar with the profound inference surrounding the famous question from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, today we ask instead, who is John Birch?

Before we do, we must first ask, who is Robert Welch? He was the founder of the John Birch Society. Before we introduce you Mr. Welch and the society he founded, we wish to state that like every other political organization, JBS had its flaws and history of gaffs. Just like Congress, the Senate, Republicans, Democrats, the Tea Party, or the Occupy movement, no organization is exempt from flaws and valid criticisms.

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Politics

Friday, July 20, 2012

Europe - US Hegemony And China's G-3 Solution / Politics / Global Economy

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWriting in the July issue of the Global Europe newsletter (a Czech Republic-based think tank part funded by the EU), PRC Ministry of Commerce analyst  Zhang Xiaotong said: "…as world opinion turns pessimistic about the prospects of the Euro debt crisis, a fault line is emerging within China regarding the status of the EU as a great power and its role in shaping world politics and economics"

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Politics

Friday, July 20, 2012

London 2012 Britain's Security and Transport Disaster Olympics / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe London 2012 Olympics reeks of seriously poor planning and management as virtually anything that can go wrong is going wrong, and this is even before the Olympics have even begun, we have had string after string of disastrous announcements as illustrated by the chaos surrounding G4S that was supposedly to oversee security for the whole Olympics who at the last count will be lucky to have half the security personal ready (if they bother to turn up for work). This has prompted another panic amongst the government to pull in another 3,000 troops to meet and greet peoples from around the world, where whilst some of whom will feel at home being under military occupation, most however will be shocked at the level of military presence.

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why Your Health Care Is so Darn Expensive... / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Doug_Horning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlex Daley and Doug Hornig,
Senior Editors, Casey Extraordinary Technology

The cellphone in your pocket is NASA-smart. Yet it costs just a couple hundred dollars.

So why is it that rising technical capabilities are leading to drastically falling prices happening everywhere, except in your medical bill?

The answer may surprise you…

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Brace Yourself, the American Empire Is Over / Politics / US Politics

By: Videos

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChris Hedges offers an interesting 3 hour interpretation of events that one rarely hears in the mainstream media.

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Europe's Climate Energy Fix Moves On / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWriting in the German daily Handelsblatt, July 16, the European Commissioner for energy, Gunther Oettinger claimed it was now urgent and rational for the Union to add "another 20% target" to the three 20-20-20 energy targets for 2020, enshrined in the December 2008 climate-energy package.

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

U.S. Cities Going Bankrupt / Politics / US Debt

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn past decades, many US municipalities declared bankruptcy. Since 1981, 42 cases were filed. Ten came in the past four years. 

Given hard times getting harder, what's happening now is unprecedented since the Great Depression. 

Cities occasionally declare bankruptcy. In America, they're coming more often. Others in dire financial straits may follow.

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Are Big Banks Criminal Enterprises? / Politics / Banking Stocks

By: Washingtons_Blog

Here are some recent improprieties by the big banks:

Laundering money for drug cartels. See this, this,this and this (indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis)
Laundering money for terrorists

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One Scam After Another, How the Feds Feed the Rich / Politics / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Bill_Bonner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Daily Reckoning…proved right again!

We’ve been sticking our necks out. We had a strong hunch that the rich had gotten a whole lot richer not because they were suddenly greedier or suddenly smarter, but because of the feds. The feds were handing out money. The rich were first in line.

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Genetically Altered Foods – Are they safe? A proposed harmful change in controls / Politics / GM Foods

By: Submissions

Larry Cyna writes: Change in Regulations
There is an uproar in the US currently. Buried in the House Farm Bill, approved by the House Agriculture Committee on Friday, is the agribusiness industry’s latest attempt to shed regulations restricting new genetically engineered (GE) crops. While the bill’s massive food stamps cuts elicited widespread outcry, the industry quietly inserted provisions to rush new crops onto the market after only a cursory review of their safety. The uproar comes as lawmakers are attempting to reduce spending in the wake of the massive US deficit. Groups opposed to genetically altered foods are protesting the elimination of controls over genetically altered foods.

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Corruption and Mismanagement See Much of the US Without Power / Politics / US Politics

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAmidst record-high temperatures and a very anti-climactic 4th of July, power outages have left millions without air-conditioning and even water in rural areas where households rely on electric pumps. At least 52 people have died from heat and three million people are still without power.

No it's not Yemen, where power outages in the capital Sana'a have sparked a new round of protests. It's the United States of America, where corruption converges with a moribund electricity distribution system to produce increasingly frequent blackouts across the Midwest and East Coast.

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