[KR1032] Keiser Report: Banks appeased, crocodiles feasting

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss how Deutsche Bank made $462 million disappear through the magic of derivatives. In the second half, Max interviews Trond Andresen, who campaigned long ago to keep Norway out of the euro, to discuss the anti-EU mood across Europe and how the bancor could save the euro . . . should anyone wants to save it.

75 comments on “[KR1032] Keiser Report: Banks appeased, crocodiles feasting
  1. De jimmy Chen og says:

    Herro hope good day

    462 Kamillion! Buddha, dats a rot of noodle

  2. Wahrheit says:

    If you appease Nazis, they will destroy you.
    If you appease Islam, it will destroy you.
    If you appease financial terrorists, they will destroy you.
    Some people just aren’t nice.

  3. Yolithos says:

    200000 bitcoin found lost in the sofa. How about that?

  4. Yolithos says:

    Recalling that the Brazilian ‘Vichy’ government tries to soothe its supporting middle class muppets by releasing $40 billion in workers insurance fund payments or bonuses and IRS restitutions. Plus a $100 billion bailout handout to the big telecoms (which is being held up in the courts). To “boost economy”.

    Which will naturally go mainly to pay down local debts and expenses, and later will go straight to the original creditor foreign financial and credit card corporations. Putting another strain on currency value, and a further strain on the balance-of-payments. It also weakens the national development bank – which is always a target of the neolib neocon vulture agenda.

    Maybe it’s because the Vichyite brass is worried about growing dissatisfaction with the falling economy and scandals among the muppets. Possibly they hope to delay a potential April or May middle class and popular revolt. They are certainly worried about prison riots and a wave of violence. Hidden memory of Quilombos and Haiti concerns in upper quintile’s subconscious. They should be more worried about “Guatemala”.

    “Government” has just voted a 20-year neolibcon austerity (austericide) package into the constitution. While seven years of austerity in a state with historic organized crime issues leave it without its police, with everyone hiding at home listening to the shooting in the streets. Then the army gets called in.

  5. poopysnot says:

    Jeff Berwick – TRUMP SHOULD DEFAULT ON DEBT
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn1TbTn1Kw0
    SilverDoctors – Feb 14, 2017

    Mike Maloney – Will Trump’s Tariffs Damage The USA?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx7ujZt646g
    GoldSilver – Feb 14, 2017

    Gen. Flynn Out At NSC – Winners and Losers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Mppm08axI
    RonPaulLibertyReport – Feb 14, 2017

    Newspaper says Armenia will restore its gold reserves
    http://arka.am/en/news/economy/newspaper_says_armenia_will_restore_its_gold_reserves/#.WKNF5crA2Io.twitter
    February 14, 2017

    Year of the Rooster also Year of Gold, says bullion expert
    http://m.chinadaily.com.cn/en/2017-02/11/content_28169088.htm?bsh_bid=1623783819
    February 11, 2017

  6. Vonda Bra says:

    !!!

    repost:

    The Silver Antidode – 14.2.17

    (PT 1) Clif High, fukushima, flat earth, hollow moon, space ships, Antartica, fallen angels, Giants
    https://youtu.be/jJWmWe4RRNs (1:12:40)

    (PT 2) Clif High, ice age, remedies, food systems, tesla, consciousness & subscriber questions
    https://youtu.be/FvnN7qGQT2c (48:29)

    !!!

  7. Youri Carma says:

    The Norwegian Economy In 2017: Black Swans Hovering Overhead
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-12/norwegian-economy-2017-black-swans-hovering-overhead

    WTI/RBOB Tumble As US Crude Inventory Hits Record High
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/wtirbob-tumble-after-another-unexpectedly-large-inventory-build

    Brent crude $55.80 and U.S. crude $53.00 A Barrel Now
    http://www.bloomberg.com/energy

    “Euro May Already Be Lost” – Vice-Chairman Of EuroThinkTank Warns “No Way To Avert Break-Up” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/euro-may-already-be-lost-vice-chairman-eurothinktank-warns-no-way-avert-break

    The different growth paths are a symptom of a general problem that has haunted currency unions for centuries. Competitiveness and productivity develop at a different pace in different countries. Over time, this leads to large competitiveness differences among the members of a currency union. These differences do not usually pose a problem during economic booms because strengthening aggregate demand supports ailing fields of production. However, when a currency union faces an economic downturn or a crisis, falling aggregate demand hits less competitive industries and countries hard and the financing costs of less competitive countries jump. This is an asymmetric shock.

  8. Youri Carma says:

    @Vonda Bra

    TnX for posting because I think it’s always interesting to listen to Cliff High. He says that the fake flat earth theory had been released by the Pentagon which doesn’t surprise me.

  9. poopysnot says:

    Headline should read:

    Demand for U.S. Treasuries has moved “from global to local”
    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-13/world-s-biggest-debt-market-faces-huge-test-from-trump
    Feb 13, 2017

    Demand for U.S. Treasuries has moved “from global to local,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch rates strategists Carol Zhang and Shyam Rajan wrote in a note to clients last week, calling the shift “the biggest macro theme” playing out in markets.

  10. YoLithos says:

    “Even if the wind stops blowing in the upper Great Plains, we can deploy resources waiting in the Midwest and Southwest to make up any sudden deficits,”
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=52%25+wind+grid+great+plains&t=ffab&ia=web

    “Genome-edited humans get green light – Designer babies still a no-no” ÔÔ
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Genome-edited+humans+get+green+light&t=ffab&ia=web
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Genome-edited+human+pig++++++++++&t=ffab&ia=web

    Every empty mansion in London is a hospital wasn’t built in the Third World

  11. poopysnot says:

    Marc Faber on Emerging Economies outperformance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcGtAQ5-J54
    Marc Faber Blog – Feb 13, 2017

    Mission accomplished: GOLDMAN SACHS CLOSES AT RECORD, ECLIPSING 2007 PRE-CRISIS HIGH
    https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/831609313248546816
    zerohedge – Feb 14, 2017

  12. YoLithos says:

    It will be interesting to see how the wave of Visa and Green Card cancellation will fare against the needs and wants of the tourism industry and its need of $ in an economic slump – recession – depression – collapse. “Non olet”. Corollaries : The main religion is $. And the only color that matters is green.

  13. Youri Carma says:

    OPEC’s Top Producer Is Turning to Wind and Solar Power
    by Anthony Dipaola https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/saudis-warm-to-solar-as-opec-s-top-producer-aims-to-help-exports

    – Solar and wind plants will cut need to use oil in power plants
    – Expanding natural gas production to support new industry

  14. YoLithos says:

    Meanwhile, just waiting for several major and minor Latin American average middle classes trying to travel to the USA, about to face the shock and denial of being mass “confused” with Muslims. Interesting moments. Splattered on all the social media whose passwords they will have willingly shared with the security apparatuses. Briefly, a vision. “Dear Grandma. We arrived at (favorite Nazi concentration camp here) last night. The installations are simple but clean. We were all well treated and fed. The children are asleep but asked to send you their love. Tell everyone that we are fine. Love, Uishy”.

  15. YoLithos says:

    @poopysnot. “From global to loco”. 🙂 Ok, got it. But didn’t it go from loco to worse long ago? (Don’t mind me. That way today.)

  16. YoLithos says:

    Wind, iron, and rye. Chaff and electrons.
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=german+rye+and+iron+economy&t=ffab&ia=images
    “This time it’s different!” Ôo
    If you look around the poker table and don’t see Greece…

  17. Frans says:

    @ Youri & Vonda: thanks for the Cliff High links! 🙂
    A rich amount of woo-woo, though a bit short on the space goats farts, but who cares! 🙂

  18. poopysnot says:

    CHARLES ORTEL – The Unprosecuted $100 Billion Clinton Foundation Criminal Global Conspiracy (Part II)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqdLWz-KZL0
    Lionel Nation – Feb 11, 2017

    Charles Ortel – The Clinton Foundation: Largest Unprosecuted Criminal Global Charity Fraud and Conspiracy Ever
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bqoco4HkHM
    Lionel Nation ((From Jan 16, 2017))

  19. poopysnot says:

    @Yo – =p

  20. Youri Carma says:

    Ep. 227: When Yellen Talks Why Do People Still Listen?
    Feb 14, 2017 Peter Schiff
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJdW5LOd5jo

    Fed. Chair Yellen Opens Her Piehole, And This Is What Came Out
    Feb 14, 2017 Gregory Mannarino
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BpKFcegAQA

    US Producer Price Index Biggest Pop in 20 Months
    Feb 14, 2017 Talk Digital Network
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axtv6bb8aIo

  21. YoLithos says:

    Bless you, Dr. Freud!
    ‘…requiring an in-person interview for everyone seeking a non-immigrant visa. But the White House version of the order referred to that provision as 8 U.S.C. 1222, which requires a physical and mental examination — not 8 U.S.C. 1202, which requires an interview. …’
    ‘…on ethical standards for administration appointees, as it appears on the White House website, refers to “section 207 of title 28″ of the U.S. Code. As the nonprofit news site Pro Publica reported last week, that section does not exist. …’
    …“Term ‘Fiduciary.’ …
    “…putting instructions to the secretary of the Army in the passive voice…”
    “…a plan to defeat the Islamic State to include a Section 3…” (what?)
    http://gizmodo.com/trumps-bullshit-executive-orders-become-even-more-bulls-1792358551
    Next, Dr. Jung abjures coincidences.

    What was that about paying attention to what was meant instead of to what was said? Seems pertinent.

    Anyway, shouldn’t there be an app for that, already? Got the perfect name for it : “Westwingworld”. 🙂

  22. Youri Carma says:

    GOLD

    World’s 2nd Largest Stockpile Of Gold Leaves The United States
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/worlds-2nd-largest-stockpile-gold-leaves-united-states

    BONDS

    The Chart That Should Worry Janet Yellen The Most
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/chart-should-worry-janet-yellen-most

    Traders in the fixed income and money markets are losing their religion. Slowly but surely, beginning at the long-end, record short speculative positioning in US bonds is being unwound as traders lose faith in Janet and Donald’s double-whammy. But, for now, the very shortest Eurodollar speculators remain at record shorts… if Janet fails to convince them they’re still right, a lot of leverage will be unwound…

    On an aggregate basis, the record short bond futures positioning is being unwound…

    What Catalyst Will Start The Next Bear Market: Here Is Wall Street’s Response http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/what-catalyst-will-start-next-bear-market-here-wall-streets-response

    Finally, one tangential if very important question in this age of rising rates: “What level of sustained 10-year Treasury yields would cause an equity bear market?” The answer is that – for now at least – yields are too low to hurt stocks, with 64% saying that 10-year Treasury yields of 3.5%-4% required for equity bear market.

    America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-12/america-s-biggest-creditors-dump-treasuries-in-warning-to-trump

    They still hold $5.94 trillion, or roughly 43% of the U.S. government debt market. (Though that’s down from 56% in 2008.) A significant drawdown can harm major holders like Japan and China as much as it does the U.S.

  23. Youri Carma says:

    Western Interests Aim To Flummox Russia
    by Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson
    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/02/14/western-interests-aim-flummox-russia/

  24. Youri Carma says:

    OIL – Encore

    Passing On The Permian: Has The Bubble Grown Too Big?
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/passing-permian-has-bubble-grown-too-big

    More companies and enormous sums of capital continue to flood into West Texas to take advantage of the most prolific shale basin in North America. Rig counts are showing no sign of slowing down and new deals in the Permian are announced on what seems like a weekly basis.

  25. Youri Carma says:

    Jeff Rense and Gerald Celente – Has Trump Duped America? Shocking Developments
    Feb 10, 2017 Jeff Rense
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l906ezuIXps

    “It’s Over Folks” The Neocons & The “Deep State” Have Neutered The Trump Presidency http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/its-over-folks-neocons-deep-state-have-neutered-trump-presidency

    Trump Expects Putin To “Return” Crimea To Ukraine
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/trump-expects-putin-return-crimea-ukraine

  26. Youri Carma says:

    CHINA

    China Just Created A Record $540 Billion In Debt In One Month
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-14/china-just-created-record-540-billion-debt-one-month

    Chinese Inflation Follows Germany – Explodes To 2011 Highs
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-13/chinese-inflation-follows-germany-explodes-2011-highs

    Steel Resurgence Seen Fizzling as China’s Property Market Slows
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-13/the-china-x-factor-that-puts-steel-s-surprise-comeback-at-risk

    “China’s real estate sector is the biggest X-factor for the steel market globally this year,” Ivan Szpakowski, chief investment officer at Academia Capital LLC, said in a phone interview from North Carolina last week. “We’ve clearly turned the corner into a downward phase of the property cycle, and I do think there is a real risk for steel that we go back toward where we were a year ago.”

    Hidden Side to the Reflation Trade Is China’s Surging Prices
    Malcolm Scott and Christopher Anstey https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/the-hidden-side-to-the-reflation-trade-is-china-s-surging-prices

    Trump To Unveil “Passive-Aggressive” Currency War With China
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-13/trump-unveil-passive-aggressive-currency-war-china

  27. Youri Carma says:

    “OroVille Dam” 11 Secrets They Are Not Telling You. PLUS Video Footage Exclusive
    Feb 14, 2017 LOGICBEFOREAUTHORITY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8etbr_eCV48

  28. poopysnot says:

    STEPHEN F COHEN – Kremlin-Baiting Trump: Allegations So Far
    https://audioboom.com/posts/5608742-kremlin-baiting-trump-allegations-so-far-stephen-f-cohen-nyu-princeton?t=0
    The John Batchelor Show (Audio) Feb 14, 2017

    When Yellen Talks Why Do People Still Listen?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJdW5LOd5jo
    Peter Schiff – Feb 14, 2017

    Goldmoney 2017 Outlook and Roundtable Discussion
    (James Turk, Roy Sebag, Alasdair Macleod & John Butler)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqmzB0PHOcE
    Goldmoney – Feb 14, 2017

  29. poopysnot says:

    Worldwide Demand for Gold Increases as Distracted U.S. buys “Toppy, Trumpy” Stock Market
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3zNBxcWrmY
    McAlvany Financial – Feb 14, 2017

    Mutual Funds down to 3% cash and 97% invested—Signals a possible 50% crash. We talk about A REALY Big Deal for Gold: New Sharia Gold Allowance adds whole new demand dynamic to gold market. We also touch on how the Gold/Silver Ratio is at inflection point – INCREASE SILVER HOLDINGS NOW

    Mish Shedlock – US Producer Price Index Biggest Pop in 20 Months
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axtv6bb8aIo
    Talk Digital Network – Feb 14, 2017

    Gerald Celente – Debt Crisis Builds-Buy Gold
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OORHlfOTpYk
    Greg Hunter – Feb 14, 2017

    This weird Japanese festival is politics in a nutshell
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbhXGb5aybo
    corbettreport – Feb 14, 2017

  30. YoLithos says:

    “…require … electronics manufacturers to sell repair parts to consumers and independent repair shops, and would require manufacturers to make diagnostic and service manuals available to the public…”
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/source-apple-will-fight-right-to-repair-legislation
    Perhaps it could be slightly less anti-ecological than the secret repairs system in vogue.

    Whether you like it or not.
    “Facebook To Autoplay Videos With Sound On By Default”
    http://androidandme.com/2017/02/news/facebook-to-autoplay-videos-with-sound-on-by-default/
    Another great reason to be somewhere else away from anyone like that. Maybe even doing something baseline social in the physical.

    Wouldn’t have anything to do with all the recent flurry of licenses to generalized unchecked complete breach of privacy, would it? Singapore, UK. Corporate state cultures end up looking alike. Corporate state monarchies? Something like that.
    “…writers and editors were suspicious, worried that bosses were monitoring their moves, even their bathroom breaks. The National Union of Journalists complained to management about Big Brother-style surveillance.
    The company insisted the boxes were intended to reduce energy costs, ensuring that empty cubicles weren’t overheated or over-air-conditioned, but the damage was done, and the devices were removed…”
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/new-office-sensors-know-when-you-leave-your-desk
    All those nice friendly little names do come to mind. Scorpion, Stingray, …

    If only they did something ‘really cunning’. Like presenting everyone with a fitness watch. The favorites and pets get the best brands, the juniors and interns get the knock-offs. Wait. Wasn’t there a famous movie with something like that in it? Strange indeed…

  31. YoLithos says:

    “A pilot-less drone designed to carry one passenger at a time is set to start making regular trips in Dubai later this year.”
    https://www.apnews.com/d53625cc57124bf992e934522d4c1d6e

    How long till some brilliant French engineer comes up with a 2CV version? “For the farmers”. After all, Julles Verne shouldn’t have to wait forever, should he?

  32. YoLithos says:

    Too strange to be true.
    Making bigger problems.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/plan-to-refreeze-arctic-before-ice-goes-for-good-climate-change
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea
    Nutrient flow disruption? Silting? PH? Red tides? Or less likely micro-bio die-off, clear water? Even more drastic Great Conveyor disruption? Oh, and all that rich stuff from 70+ years of radiation mismanagement and criminal negligence, and a over a Century-and-a-half’s industrial revolution, that are deposited or swirling about around there – above and below. Already being driven around faster (and slower) by the present fiasco. And then just churn it up some more on a massively geophysical scale? What’s wong with that? Not methane leaking from the permafrost, certainly.

    It’s amazing that giant CFC and ammonia atomizers weren’t proposed as well, nuclear-powered of course, maybe even with perfectly safe good-for-you Thorium, or the reactors that are in the abandoned – or not – bases in the vanishing ice). To cool it off even faster. Maybe that’s in the follow-up paper.

    There’d be backers if a wall were proposed.

    And the ‘bloke’ whose name is shouted loudly seems to really be a physicist, too. With geophysical credentials. Including a “Possible Evidence for Cryovolcanism on Kuiper Belt Objects” paper. Will wonders never cease?
    https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/641337

  33. YoLithos says:

    “Around 2.2 Million Deaths in a Year in India and China From Air Pollution. India is on the verge of overtaking China as the country with the most deaths caused by air pollution”
    https://www.apnews.com/d53625cc57124bf992e934522d4c1d6e
    Also said to be about 7 million worldwide, recently. Three million in the USA alone (or was that North America?). So it’s probably considerably more than that.

  34. Youri Carma says:

    German company behind privacy browser Cliqz buys anti-tracking tool Ghostery
    (Google trans from Dutch) https://tinyurl.com/hzmmcgc

    ORG: Duits bedrijf achter privacybrowser Cliqz koopt antitrackingtool Ghostery https://tweakers.net/nieuws/121297/duits-bedrijf-achter-privacybrowser-cliqz-koopt-antitrackingtool-ghostery.html

    ORG-ORG: Ein neues Paket, um Google auszuweichen
    http://www.zeit.de/digital/datenschutz/2017-02/cliqz-ghostery-browser-anti-tracking

    Ghostery – Cleaner, faster, and safer browsing
    https://www.ghostery.com/

    Mozilla invests in Germany’s Cliqz, a private search browser
    https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/23/mozilla-invests-in-germanys-cliqz-a-private-search-browser/

  35. Youri Carma says:

    CLIQZ and Ghostery join forces to defend your privacy
    https://cliqz.com/en/magazine/cliqz-und-ghostery

    Mozilla Makes Strategic Investment in Cliqz to Enable Privacy-Focused Search Innovation https://blog.mozilla.org/press-uk/2016/08/23/mozilla-makes-strategic-investment-in-cliqz-to-enable-privacy-focused-search-innovation/

  36. Evolutis says:

    ‘good for you Thorium’ ! 🙂 …as in atta boy/girl! … U know of course, some clever devil will grab that moniker and start commentary … headline! Trying to quit, Carma, comes out of short retirement ?? … To a chorus of ‘good for you Thorium’ … I’m certain 🙂

  37. Vonda Bra says:

    !!!

    RAS – 15.2.17

    James Perloff “Too Many Refugees Are Young Men. Multiculturalism Is Being Used To Divide Nations.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiLqGBzbH9M (29)

    Rappoport “Mental Disorders Invented By Committees Of Psychiatrists From Menus Of Human Behaviors.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bikkPesTXqQ (46)

    !!!

  38. Vonda Bra says:

    !!!

    Press TV – 15.2.17

    Michael Flynn was ‘set up’ by Democrats, neocons- Analyst Stephen Lendman

    Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn was set up by both Democrats and neoconservatives because he supported President Donald Trump’s tendency for better ties with Russia, an analyst says.
    https://youtu.be/xINncncq8e0 (5)

    !!!

  39. Vonda Bra says:

    !!!

    jsnip4 – 15.2.17

    REALIST NEWS – Inside The Secret Campaign To Oust Flynn
    REALIST NEWS – Did The Fed Just Experience A “Margin Call” Moment?
    REALIST NEWS – Silver Market Set Up For Much Higher Price Move Than Gold

    all here: https://www.youtube.com/user/jsnip4/videos

    !!!

  40. Youri Carma says:

    North Korea Versus Trump – Tim Rifat
    Feb 15, 2017 mix624
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeNiyGqXkbs

    Is Trump being pushed into war by Israel? – Tim Rifat
    Feb 7, 2017 mix624
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s70Lg0HUPQ

    War with China? – Tim Rifat
    Jan 25, 2017 mix624
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cBjzLsBX7E

  41. Youri Carma says:

    OIL

    Brent crude $55.80 and U.S. crude $53.00 A Barrel Now
    http://www.bloomberg.com/energy

    WTI/RBOB Tumble As US Crude Inventory Reaches New Record High
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/wtirbob-tumble-us-crude-inventory-reaches-new-record-high

    As Bloomberg’s Javier Blas notes, this time the bulls can not claim that unusually high imports are driving up crude stocks. U.S. refiners last week bought overseas 8.5 million barrels a day, down 881,000 barrels a day from the torrid pace of two weeks ago. On a four-week average, imports are running just 9.9% above last year’s same period.

    Furthermore, the U.S. exported last week crude oil at a rate of more than 1 million barrels a day — a record. That’s way more than the production of several OPEC members, including Libya, Ecuador, Gabon and Qatar.

    Bear in mind that the last 3 weeks have seen a fundamentally correct reaction lower in WTI/RBOB prices only to be algo panic bid after…

    Oil BTFD Algo “Triggered” For Fourth Consecutive Week
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/wtirbob-tumble-us-crude-inventory-reaches-new-record-high

    Just as oil was set to test session lows after another massive oil build, sending US crude inventories to all time highs, many were wondering if the same exact algos that struck for the past weeks, would reappear sending oil surging on negative data would hit again. The answer: a resounding yes.

    A Bloodbath Looms Over Oil Markets
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/bloodbath-looms-over-oil-markets

    Oil prices have traded reliably in the $50s per barrel since OPEC agreed to cut production last November, but having failed to break through a ceiling in the upper-$50s, crude prices are in danger of falling back again.

    “There’s a lot of complacency out there. If these bets start to unwind, it will be a bloodbath,” Doug King, chief investment officer at RCMA Asset Management, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.

  42. YoLithos says:

    ” Republican senators are reportedly preparing a legislative move to overturn privacy rules that require ISPs to protect their customers’ online data. …
    The flurry of action comes shortly after industry lobby groups asked Congress to use the CRA to undo the privacy rules.
    The rules passed in October require home and mobile ISPs to get opt-in consent from consumers before sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other third parties. …”
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/isps-wont-have-to-follow-privacy-rules-if-gop-lawmakers-get-their-way/

  43. YoLithos says:

    (Via /. and Ars. Near the 10th.)

    Purposely unfit?

    Martin Shkreli is heading a software startup and wants your investment

    Warren Buffett’s investment in wearables points toward the category’s future

    “Theirs, not yours”?
    US visitors may have to reveal social media passwords to enter country

    …Ohio man was indicted on arson and insurance fraud charges after police reviewed data collected from his pacemaker, as well as other evidence. …
    Suspicious, the police sought a warrant for … pacemaker data, which they later described as some of the “key pieces of evidence.” …
    The data reviewed by police from the night of the fire would reveal … heart rate, the activity level of the pacemaker, and heart rhythms. A cardiologist who reviewed the data said that it was “highly improbable” that … had carried out all of the activity he described to police the night of the fire. …
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/02/ohio-mans-pacemaker-data-betrays-him-in-arson-insurance-fraud-case/
    “Arson investigations unfortunately utilize a lot of pseudoscience and assumptions.
    There’s a case from Texas in which the prosecutor’s theory focused on a pentagram.”
    https://labsblog.f-secure.com/2017/02/01/noun-confirmation-bias/

    Jawbone may stop making consumer wearables and instead make medical devices

    Long use of cancer-spewing surgical device exposes weakness in FDA oversight

    Verizon undercuts LG with its own $300 Android Wear 2.0 watch

    LG Watch Sport review: Google’s bulky watch breaks free from the smartphone

    A closer look at the new Google Fit. Can Google Fit stand up to Apple Health and Fitbit?

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=wireless+prisoner+trackers&t=ffab&iax=1&ia=images

  44. YoLithos says:

    Close fit. Strapped to their AI.

  45. YoLithos says:

    Peripheric humans. Adaptable humans.

  46. Youri Carma says:

    ALERT ALERT VIDEO! 8 Years Of Lies Evaporate In 30 Seconds…
    Feb 15, 2017 Gregory Mannarino
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3TmANUUeyA

    Dow Jones Industrial Average is a Ponzi Scheme – Steve St Angelo
    Feb 15, 2017 FutureMoneyTrends
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aqPbnhyoDE

    The West Is Going Through a Profound Demographic Transition
    Feb 15, 2017 Mauldin Economics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FemmRROqj9k

  47. Youri Carma says:

    U.S.

    Consumer Prices Surge At Fastest Pace In 5 Years As Real Wages Tumble http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/consumer-prices-surge-fastest-pace-5-years-real-wages-tumble

    Industrial Production Tumbles Most In 10 Months
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/industrial-production-tumbles-most-10-months

    Despite a surge in oil and gas drilling (up 8.5% MoM), US Industrial Production tumbled 0.3% MoM – the biggest MoM drop since March 2016. Worse still, after a hope-filled bounce to a positive year-over-year in December, Industrial Production slumped to unchanged from a year ago in January.

    MORTGAGE RATES SPIKE

    Mortgage Delinquencies Rise Most In 7 Years As Rates Spike
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/mortgage-delinquencies-rise-most-7-years-rates-spike

    Worryingly rates remain high, inflation is surging, Yellen is set for more hikes, and real wages are dropping…

  48. poopysnot says:

    Steve St Angelo – Dow Jones Industrial Average is a Ponzi Scheme
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aqPbnhyoDE
    FutureMoneyTrends – Feb 15, 2017

    Peter Schiff (6 minutes in)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9y0XmxuRI8
    Boom Bust – Feb 14, 2017

  49. YoLithos says:

    ‘…concern that “approximately a dozen career EPA officials” are using the encrypted messaging app Signal to covertly plan strategy…
    …The open source app has gained renewed interest in the wake of the election of President Donald Trump. …’
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/02/house-members-epa-officials-may-be-using-signal-to-spread-their-goals-covertly/
    I’d imagine that they of all people had better resources than that at their disposal.

  50. YoLithos says:

    Enlarge / Compared to other major global surface temperature datasets, the NOAA record in question is… unremarkable.”
    https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/NOAA-other-group-comparison-1024×819.png

    “That is a science advisory board—it will not function better by having fewer scientists on it. It is supposed to look at science. But in the name of balance and diversity, there’s an effort to make it, well… less scientific.”

  51. YoLithos says:

    “Japan’s Toshiba said on Tuesday it expected to book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit, a writedown that wipes out its shareholder equity and will drag the group to a full-year loss.”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-toshiba-accounting-idUSKBN15T033

  52. Vonda Bra says:

    !!!

    State of the nation – Trump Has Only One Alternative…
    http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=66083

    !!!

  53. Frans says:

    Of course Jsnip4 is absolutely wrong in “REALIST NEWS – Silver Market Set Up For Much Higher Price Move Than Gold” stating that Bitcoin is a real market without futures, leveraging.

  54. Frans says:

    Heck, 31 March their might even be an ETF being approved for BTC in the US!

  55. Vonda Bra says:

    !!!

    Bill Still – 15.2.17

    Enquirer: Obama’s Plan to Impeach Trump, 1499

    President Obama is behind a coordinated attack against the Trump administration, the purpose of which is to so weaken President Trump that he can be removed from office, either by impeachment, or forcing his resignation by using the 25th Amendment.
    According to an unnamed source speaking exclusively to the National Enquirer, after Trump’s election, at least two secret meetings took place with Obama appointees of 7 key federal agencies to coordinate the Trump takedown strategy after he became president. According to the source:

    “Obama was not present – but it was made clear his agenda and orders were to be carried out.”

    https://youtu.be/KBYxkO0WOhM (6)

    !!!

  56. Vonda Bra says:

    !!!

    must watch!

    Dennis Kucinich Says Intel Community Making ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Upend Trump: ‘Wake Up!’
    https://youtu.be/_-9nJzJF8Rc (8:26)

    !!!

  57. Youri Carma says:

    BONDS

    The Selling Ends: Foreign Central Banks Buy The Most Treasuries In Over Two Years http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/selling-ends-foreign-central-banks-buy-most-treasuries-over-two-years

    In December after 12 consecutive months of selling by foreign official institutions amounting to $405 billion, in December the selling finally reversed, and foreign central banks added $18.6 billion in Treasuries, the single biggest monthly purchase of US paper since June of 2014 …

    … So is the selling over? Probably not: while custody holdings rebounded in December by almost $60 billion, the selling has since resumed and at last check total Treasury holdings were back down to $2.848 trillion, with the recent jump in 10Y yields hardly serving as a solid basis for foreign official buyers to step in front of what may soon be an inflationary steamroller.

  58. Youri Carma says:

    @Vonda Bra

    It’s the CIA who’s blackmailing everybody.

  59. poopysnot says:

    Tom Cloud’s Precious Metals Market Update
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnk4GSS1RRk
    Follow the Money – Feb 15, 2017

  60. ronron says:

    silver update. i see 17.23 coming then a higher high.

  61. ronron says:

    silver gonna hit 18.40 by the end of this short month.

  62. YoLithos says:

    More satellites than the USA. With satellites from the USA (and “Chinese” parts?).

    Selfie-sats.
    “Among the foreign satellites, 88 cube satellites belonged to San Francisco-based earth imaging startup Planet. With the launch, the company has increased its fleet to 143 satellites which will soon begin capturing images of the earth’s entire landmass, including India, every day. ”
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/isro-sets-history-launches-104-satellites-in-one-go/articleshow/57159734.cms
    (Smile, Korea!)

    Hm
    http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/3/14501302/alphabet-google-terra-bella-sale-satellite-imagery-planet

    http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/satellites/9-earthimaging-startups-to-watch

    http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/satellites/9-earthimaging-startups-to-watch

  63. YoLithos says:

    Argh. Clipboard jam. Here’s da Smorgasboard :
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=earth+imaging+startup+Planet&t=ffab&ia=images

  64. YoLithos says:

    At least it isn’t fenceless collars. Yet. Almost.
    “… in an effort to prevent smartphone addicts from accidentally killing themselves by walking headlong into a moving vehicle, the city of Bodegraven in the Netherlands is actually installing LED strips at crosswalks that are hard to miss even if your eyes are glued to your hand. …”
    http://bgr.com/2017/02/15/smartphone-addiction-led-crosswalk-strips/
    “Authorities in the city of Augsburg—which is roughly 35 miles from Munich—have embedded rows of LEDs into the pavement. They will flash red when the crossing is closed to pedestrians.”
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/german-city-led-traffic-lights-pavements-smartphone/

    When wrap-around VR comes out…

  65. Youri Carma says:

    DEEP STATE ON THE OFFENCE

    “He Will Die In Jail” – Intelligence Community Ready To “Go Nuclear” On Trump http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/he-will-die-jail-intelligence-community-ready-go-nuclear-trump

    It’s one big ugly creepy imbecilic mess, the CIA is because it’s for everybody to see.

    On The Verge Of Treason: US Spies Withhold Intelligence From Trump http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/verge-treason-us-spies-withhold-intelligence-trump

    The problem with the intelligence community nowadays is that they no longer deal in inteligence but cooked up proganda stories which are so imbecelic that nobody believes them anymore.

    The Globalist Long Game – Redefine Liberty Activism As Evil “Populism” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/globalist-long-game-redefine-liberty-activism-evil-populism

    The problem with the MSM is that they still think they’re the majority while in reality they’re the minority working for the 1% psychopaths. They still do setious interviews with rat-jew Soros in Davos for example.

    FBI Reportedly Will Not Pursue Charges Against “Cooperative And Truthful” Mike Flynn http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/fbi-reportedly-will-not-pursue-charges-against-cooperative-and-truthful-mike-flynn

    Trump made a big mistake by letting Flynn resign because what he did is simply called ‘diplomatic relations’ where the CIA is listening into and leaking for political strategical reasons which is completely out of bounds. Now the country sees who’s really ruling namely the ‘deep state’ of which the CIA is part of. That on itself is no surprise because we know that since the JFK murder but never before so openly which in a way is a good thing because now everybody can see them now.

    Trump’s defending attitude on ‘the Russian friend’ alligation is also completely wrong and is backfiring on him. Instead of denying that Russia is the enemy he’s grovelling down to the deep state which makes him look weak. They got him exactly where they want him, on the defence instead of the offence.

  66. Youri Carma says:

    The Public Should Demand To See The Michael Flynn Transcript
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/public-should-demand-see-michael-flynn-transcript

    Trump and also Flynn’s strategy on the whole matter is wrong. Never deny a lie which is allready in the open but spin it. He could have said that he was simply establishing ‘diplomatic relations’ to prevent further escalation of war for example. But it seems that not only the American people have dumbed down but also it’s leaders.

    “Does anyone care what Americans think? They’re the worst-educated people in the First World. They don’t have any thoughts,they have emotional responses, which good advertisers know how to provoke.”

    FROM: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll Have a Dictatorship Soon in the US’
    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2009/09/30/gore-vidal-well-have-dictatorship-soon-us

    “This isn’t a country, it’s an American aircraft carrier.”

    FROM: Gore Vidal’s United States of fury
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gore-vidals-united-states-of-fury-1798601.html

    Pentagon Chief’s Ultimatum To NATO: “Boost Military Spending Or The U.S. Will Cut Its Support” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/pentagon-chiefs-ultimatum-nato-boost-military-spending-or-us-will-cut-its-support

    Please cut the NATO support today! But they won’t, it’s all the usual talk without substance.

  67. Youri Carma says:

    Dr. Steve Pieczenik on AJS – Feb 15, 2017
    https://youtu.be/9BmYx4eggTo?t=1h47m53s

  68. microhousehold says:

    LEDs in pavements, Auto flying 2CV’s the next level:

    Micro-electronic mechanical systems as in “wireless” flying-beetle cyborgs &
    wireless control of “lift-assisted” moth-cyborgs
    (replace beetle with appropriate Chimera)

    There’s more maths in slugs and corals than we can think of

    https://aeon.co/essays/theres-more-maths-in-slugs-and-corals-than-we-can-think-of

    We need to get the distribution genie coefficient out of the bottleneck,
    in order to avoid a central point of failure.
    Value derived from coercion and/ or persuasion;
    Supply & command vs supply & demand
    FreeFlowing water, air, information.

    Natural borders or
    Artificial borders drawn up by 19th century ruler fanatics.
    (Think Conference of Berlin/ Rulers of the world)
    Grid(locked) patterns vs FractalShaped FreeFlowing, e.g.: Oroville & Aral Sea

    The current flow of standing waves as in Fubary 2017AD (Artificial Dumbification)

  69. microhousehold says:

    Repost time (via YoLithos);

    http://michael-hudson.com/2012/12/americas-deceptive-2012-fiscal-cliff/

    “If the rise in real estate prices (mainly site values) had been taxed, there would have been no financial overgrowth, because this price-gain would have been collected as the tax base. The government would not have needed to tax labor either via income tax, FICA wage withholding or consumer sales. And taken in conjunction with the government’s money-creating power, there would have been little need for public debt to grow. Taxing rent extraction privileges thus would minimize debt levels and taxes on the 99%.”

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