MAG: Putin Didn't Save Obama, He Beat Him... { Indeed he did that and more! }



Damascus agrees to cede chemical weapons to intl control – Syria FM  


Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Russian Foreign Ministry's Mansion in Moscow, on September 9, 2013.(RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy)


Obama wants UN to hear Russia’s plan for Syrian chemical weapons


Reuters / Carlo Allegri


Intl experts have strong proof images of chemical victims fabricated – Moscow


Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows people inspecting bodies of children and adults laying on the ground as Syrian rebels claim they were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21, 2013.(AFP Photo / Shaam News Network)


Chemical attack was Syria rebel provocation, former hostages say




Syria Intelligence Being Manipulated EVEN MORE than in Iraq War Posted by : George Washington Post date: 09/09/2013 - White House – NOT U.S. Intelligence Agencies – Prepared Report about Syrian Chemical Weapons

The Obama administration is manipulating intelligence about Syria in exactly the same ways that the Bush administration did to justify the Iraq war.

Specifically, the Obama administration is copying Bush’s playbook of trying to kick UN weapons inspectors out of the target country so they can’t finish their investigation.

The Bush administration also famously “stove piped” information from the war hawks directly to the president – cutting out the normal vetting process by intelligence agencies.

Likewise, IPS reports today:

Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment, an IPS analysis and interviews with former intelligence officials reveals.


The evidence indicates that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper culled intelligence analyses from various agencies and by the White House itself, but that the White House itself had the final say in the contents of the document.




Former intelligence officials told IPS that that the paper does not represent a genuine intelligence community assessment but rather one reflecting a predominantly Obama administration influence.


In essence, the White House selected those elements of the intelligence community assessments that supported the administration’s policy of planning a strike against the Syrian government force and omitted those that didn’t.


In a radical departure from normal practice involving summaries or excerpts of intelligence documents that are made public, the Syria chemical weapons intelligence summary document was not released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence but by the White House Office of the Press Secretary.


It was titled “Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013.” The first sentence begins, “The United States government assesses,” and the second sentence begins, “We assess”.


The introductory paragraph refers to the main body of the text as a summary of “the intelligence community’s analysis” of the issue, rather than as an “intelligence community assessment”, which would have been used had the entire intelligence community endorsed the document.


A former senior intelligence official who asked not to be identified told IPS in an e-mail Friday that the language used by the White House “means that this is not an intelligence community document”.


The former senior official, who held dozens of security classifications over a decades-long intelligence career, said he had “never seen a document about an international crisis at any classification described/slugged as a U.S. government assessment.”


The document further indicates that the administration “decided on a position and cherry-picked the intelligence to fit it,” he said.

“The result is not a balanced assessment of the intelligence.”


Greg Thielmann, whose last position before retiring from the State Department was director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs Office in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, told IPS he has never seen a government document labeled “Government Assessment” either.


“If it’s an intelligence assessment,” Thielmann said, “why didn’t they label it as such?”


Former National Intelligence Officer Paul Pillar, who has participated in drafting national intelligence estimates, said the intelligence assessment summary released by the White House “is evidently an administration document, and the working master copy may have been in someone’s computer at the White House or National Security Council.”


Pillar suggested that senior intelligence officials might have signed off on the administration paper, but that the White House may have drafted its own paper to “avoid attention to analytic differences within the intelligence community.”

Comparable intelligence community assessments in the past, he observed – including the 2002 Iraq WMD estimate – include indications of differences in assessment among elements of the community.




[A] “senior administration official” indicated that DNI Clapper had “approved” submissions from various agencies for what the official called “the process”. The anonymous speaker did not explain further to journalists what that process preceding the issuance of the White House paper had involved.




That article suggests that the administration had originally planned for the report on intelligence to be issued by Clapper rather than the White House, apparently after reaching agreement with the White House on the contents of the paper.


But Clapper’s name was not on the final document issued by the White House, and the document is nowhere to be found on the ODNI website. All previous intelligence community assessments were posted on that site.


The issuance of the document by the White House rather than by Clapper, as had been apparently planned, points to a refusal by Clapper to put his name on the document as revised by the White House.


Clapper’s refusal to endorse it – presumably because it was too obviously an exercise in “cherry picking” intelligence to support a decision for war – would explain why the document had to be issued by the White House.


Efforts by IPS to get a comment from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence suggest strongly that Clapper is embarrassed by the way the Obama White House misrepresented the Aug. 30 document.




Opponents of the proposed U.S. strike against Syria could argue that the Obama administration’s presentation of the intelligence supporting war is far more politicised than the flawed 2002 Iraq WMD estimate that the George W. Bush administration cited as part of the justification for the invasion of Iraq.

Remember, Clapper is the guy who blatantly lied to Congress and the American people about NSA spying. And even he wouldn't touch this thing with a 10-foot pole.

In addition, Daily Caller noted recently:

The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.


According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israel’s famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report.

And Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting points outthat - as bad as the Iraq war propaganda was - at least Colin Powell actually played the intercepted communications:

Recall that Powell played tapes of Iraqi officials supposedly talking about concealing evidence of banned weapons from inspectors–which turned out to show nothing of the kind. But Powell at least played tapes of the intercepted communication, even as he spun and misrepresented their contents–allowing for the possibility of an independent interpretation of these messages. Perhaps “mindful of the Iraq experience,” Kerry allows for no such interpretation.

Indeed, the U.S. government itself admits that it doesn’t have clear evidence that Assad was behind the chemical weapons attack, high-level intelligence officials think it might have been the rebels who used such weapons, Congress members who have seen the classified intelligence from the U.S. government are not impressed, and top chemical weapons experts are skeptical.



*   Pearl Harbor Was Also Just a Limited Air Strike with No Boots on the Ground

*   U.S. Desperately Tries to Justify Syrian War … After Everyone Agrees to a Peaceful Solution




Putin to RT: Syria chem arms handover will work only if US calls off strike



'WARmerica': Protesters in New York rally against strike on Syria


THE GaMe: J'aDouBoKeRRY... Posted by: williambanzai7 Post date: 09/09/2013 - The Touch Move Rule...

THE GaMe: J'aDouBoKeRRY...

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Touch-Move Rule: J'adouboKerry

In serious play, if a player having the move touches one of their pieces as if having the intention of moving it, then the player must move it if it can be legally moved...If a player wishes to touch a piece with the intention of adjusting its position on a square, the player must first alert their opponent of their intention by saying J'adoube or "I adjust".

There have been occasions in chess history when a player has uttered j’adoube after making a losing move in order to retract it, thus attempting to avoid the touch-move rule.

Such behaviour is regarded as cheating. The Yugoslav Grandmaster Milan Matulovi? was nicknamed "J’adoubovic" after such an incident.

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One of these Kings is a mess

He's feeling a great deal of stress

He came with his pecker

To play the game checkers

But Putin is now playing chess

The Limerick King





9/11 Commission Chair: Director of Intelligence James Clapper Should Be Indicted for Perjury regarding NSA Spying Posted by : George Washington Post date: 09/11/2013 - Hamilton Says Americans Should Be More Outraged About Spying Abuses


Debt Zombie Verizon Posted by: testosteronepit Post date: 09/11/2013 - Desperation and the sound of hot air hissing out of the Bond Bubble



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Today's WTF Moment

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 16:35

Presented with little comment aside to ask just how levered the market is when a 'twitch' lower in VIX smashes the entire S&P 500 index up by 0.3% in 15 minutes...



Has The Selling Of VIX Come To An End?

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 18:14

VIX futures positioning hit another all-time record short just two weeks ago after collapsing to 12-month high levels as "Taper" concerns increased. From the start of July to the 3rd week of August VIX futures were sold in epic proportions providing the fuel to lift a plateaued stock market from taper-anxiety to new all-time highs (as nothing changed). Over 100 million contracts were sold in the 7-week period - a totally unprecedented amount of complacency. However, in the past 3 weeks, there has been an inflection; is this the end of selling, or are we about to pull VIX even lower with a concerted reflexive selling of even more shorts? As SocGen warns, this historic level of non-commercial short positions (read speculative) implies any market correction - or VIX-related spike - would increase short-covering and exaggerate the fall dramatically. With today's exuberant spurt lower in VIX, vol has caught back with stocks once again.



Summary Of The Current Situation

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 17:33

Policy officials believe that growth and inflation would fix the problem of large debts, but growth fueled by public spending that is financed by debt or central banks is not sustainable.  Like most Ponzi schemes, it doesn’t end well.  Reducing total debt was always a better solution, but it would have resulted in even slower economic activity and lower living standards. However, in the long run, the system would have been purged of unsustainable excesses. ‘Short term pain’ for ‘long term gain’ is often shunned for fear of electoral defeat and lobby group pressure. Now, we are stuck with financial repression. Investment is being directed toward funding the public sector.  Policy rewards debtors over creditors. Such policy cannot go on forever.  In reality, “unlimited” rarely means unlimited, because imbalances become too great.  The Fed’s current quagmire has aspects resembling the Triffin Dilemma. The recent adverse spillover from Fed policies in emerging market economies and currencies may be the first hint of cracks in the global monetary system.  At a minimum, foreign central banks have deviated from good policy in order to prevent sharp destabilizing fluctuations in the value of their currencies and to arrest volatile inflows and outflows of capital.


Which John Kerry Said The Following?

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 17:04

"Not only was it a civil war, an effort by a people who had for years been seeking their liberation from any colonial influence whatsoever, but also we found that the Vietnamese whom we had enthusiastically molded after our own image were hard put to take up the fight against the threat we were supposedly saving them from. We found most people didn't even know the difference between communism and democracy. They only wanted to work in rice paddies without helicopters strafing them and bombs with napalm burning their villages and tearing their country apart. They wanted everything to do with the war, particularly with this foreign presence of the United States of America, to leave them alone in peace..."



Despite AAPLooza, Stocks Rally For 7th Day In A Row

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 16:16

AAPL's demise was shrugged off by a broader market as VIX was slammed lower once again to 14.00% stirring the S&P to its 7th green day in a row and best run in 2 months. The Dow outperformed on the day (absent the AAPL drag) but stocks tyraded amid very low volumes once again and weakened into the close. Treasuries were well bid (along with stocks) as a very healthy 10Y auction and some negative chatter over Syria saw a modest safety bid. The USD was monkey-hammered against all the majors - EUR most notably but JPY strength was entirely ignored by stocks (as we point out once again - it was VIX that drove us). So bonds bid, stocks bid, USD offered, oil and gold modestly bid, and VIX offered - smells a lot like a market that is absolutely not pricing in a Taper. It appears that VIX 'war-hedges' have now been fully unwound - where's the ammo for the next leg higher?



Guest Post: The Rise Of The Welfare State

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 15:54

While the unemployment rate has been falling, currently at 7.3%, it has not been because of a strongly increasing workforce.  Rather it has been a function of people leaving the workforce.  This, of course, brings up the obvious question of how these people are live if they aren't working.  A recent trip to Walmart answered that question...



Laurence Kotlikoff: "The US Fiscal Gap Is $200 Trillion... Our Country Is broke"

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 15:28

"I estimate the US fiscal gap at US$200 tn, 17 times the reported US$12 tn in official debt in the hands of the public.... Our country is broke. It’s not broke in 50 years or 30 years or 10 years. It’s broke today. Six decades of take as you go has led us to a precipice. That’s why almost the entire economics profession is talking as one at Economists from all political persuasions are collectively sending our government a warning about what is, effectively, a nuclear economic bomb. I’ve been around economics for a long time. I’ve never seen such a strong response to a proposed Congressional bill. This is the profession sending a statement to the President and Congress that’s not unlike the warning physicists sent via Einstein to Roosevelt about the bomb." Larry Kotlikoff



Hump-Day Humor: Help Kickstart World War III

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 14:57

Perhaps Obama's 'Pause' in Syria is to give the US enough time to raise the required 'war' start-up funds... here is the "kickstarter" pitch... from "The Americans for Whatever Barack Obama Wants, did you know he's friends with Jay-Z?" society...



Detroit Black-Out 2013

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 14:28

10 years ago last month, Detroit (along with most of the North-East) suffered a major blackout. It seems, in an awkward anniversary remembrance, two main electrical lines have failed in downtown Detroit. As WXYZ reports, some of Detroit’s municipal buildings as well as downtown traffic lights and the People Mover are without power. Parts of the Wayne State University campus in midtown also have no electricity. Power went out just after 1:00 p.m. Only a few more hours until dark... just beware the packs of rabid dogs...



Mission Unaccomplished: US Provides Syria Status Update

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 14:02

While the Syria conflict appears headed into the sunset, the state department reminds once again that it wants more:




And the punchline:




Bonds Bid, USD Offered, And Stocks Just Don't Care

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 13:43

Apple is down over 5% - no worries. The 10Y auction was very well bid and rates are surging lower - sounds good. The USD is collapsing - well that's great news. And sure enough stocks are up for the 7th day in a row (even as Oil rises - not falls - following Obama's 'pause'). We are sure it all makes sense somewhere - even as JPY carry is unwinding... for now it seems VIX is the lever being used to crank on stocks.




Meanwhile, This Is What Putin Is Doing...

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 13:19

For the last few days we have been bombarded with words that appear 'peaceful' and problem-solving from Russia with love. Of course, 'no change' benefits mother Russia the most as his government's gas revenues (and political power) will continue to flow from Europe (a quarter of Russian government income comes from being Europe's gas supplier). So it will come as no surprise that amid the Mother Theresa acts, The Telegraph reports that Putin is readying delivery of more S-300 air-defense missile systems to Iran and will continue to discuss "working together in the nuclear energy spehere." Combine that with experts' views that Russia's plan to dismantle Syria's stockpiles of mustard gas, sarin, VX nerve agents is a long shot; initially "sounding attractive, but very quickly, operational problems could derail obtaining international control, much less actually destroying the arsenal." It would appear, despite all the chatter, that Putin is increasing his power-base in the region.



Blistering Demand For 10 Year At Highest Yield Since June 2011

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 13:16

Whether it was out of spite, or for whatever reason, it seems that whoever did not get their requested allocation in today's Verizone deal decided to dump all that cash in today's just concluded $21 billion 10 Year TSY Reopening, which was the first reduction in nominal size since the Treasury announced the gradual tapering of bond issuance (to precede the actual Tapering by the Fed), down from last month's $24 billion. Pricing at 2.946%, this was the highest yield since June 2011, however it was nearly 3 bps through the 2.975% When Issued, indicating a surge in demand for paper, and confirmed by the Bid To Cover of 2.86: the highest since March 2013's 3.19, but above the last 12 month average of 2.78. Curiously, Directs which latest have been fleeing from the long end, could not get enough of today's Reopening, taking down a whopping 29.%, double last month's 15.2%. Indirects took home 36.6% of the bond, while Dealers were left with just 33.8%, the lowest since April. Overall, any concern that primary demand may be disappearing with the Fed set to announce a reduction in QE a week from today, those fears were blown away, of only for this month.



Chart Of The Day: The Soaring "Recovery" (For The Rest Of Us)

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 12:42



$49 Billion Verizon Deal Prices, Tops List Of Largest Ever Bond Deals

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2013 - 12:19

Just a little excess liquidity sloshing out there. Here is the full breakdown of the just priced, 8-part $49 billion deal, the largest ever.



Kerry Tells Lavrov Chemical Disarmament Demand Was "Rhetorical", Not Meant To Be Proposal

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/09/2013 - 16:07

To paraphrase:

*  Kerry to Syria: Turn over your chemical weapons!

*  Syria to Kerry: Ok

*  Kerry to Syria: I was being rhetorical. We will just bomb you anyway, as soon as we are done gassing you.



McCain Says Take The Deal; Assad Warns It's Obama's Problem: "We'll Do Anything To Prevent Another Crazy War"

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/09/2013 - 20:22

The first clips from Charlie Rose's interview with Assad are being released and given the Russia-Syria discussions, Obama's skepticism, and now John McCain's 'dubious support' for "the US getting on board with Russia's proposal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons," we thought this brief view of Assad's response was telling...




CHECKMATE{ Winner … Putin/the world }

First proposed by -- Albert Brooks?
Obama revises address to U.S....
Rebels oppose proposal...


Syrian 'Rebels' Giving U.S. Targets To kill Syrians...

WH downplays ties to al Qaeda...

German paper says intercepts show Assad rejecting Sarin use...

PAPER: Intel officials warned president al Qaeda was strengthening...

Obama slumps to lowest ratings of presidency; voters view 'weak, indecisive leader'...

NYC bus rider's face smashed in during racial 'hate attack'... { Meanwhile , back in the niggerland … niggers doing their typical uncivilized best even as wobama’s quest to spread nigger incivility globally is delivered a setback ‘… An attacker pummeled a bus passenger so hard he smashed the bones in his face after calling the victim a “cracker” in Manhattan – marking the second time in two days that people appeared to be randomly targeted in racial tirades against white people, authorities said. In the latest incident, the suspect passed a 31-year-old rider on the M60 bus riding through Harlem, on West 127th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, around 2:45 p.m., Friday, when he shouted the racial slur and punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose and eye socket, cops said…’ }

Victim of 'I hate white people' rampage dies... { Typical uncivilized nigger animals … ‘On Wednesday, a man shouting that he “hated white people” punched victim Jeffrey Babbitt — who is white — in the face, witnesses said, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground.Lashawn Marten, 31, who is black, “made statements to the effect that I’m going to punch the first white man that I see,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.Brooklyn resident Jeffrey Babbitt died at Bellevue Hospital after a seemingly unprovoked attack at Union Square. (Image: Handout via Newsday)After punching Babbitt, Marten allegedly attacked two other men who came to Babbitt’s aid, police said.  Police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.Paramedics took Babbitt to Bellevue Hospital, where he lapsed into a coma and was pronounced brain-dead by doctors.’… }

Obama slumps to lowest ratings of presidency; voters view 'weak, indecisive leader'...


Six-story billboard on NYC's 42nd Street bashes Obamacare...

10,516 Pages of Regulations...

8X Longer Than Bible...

Medical Device Tax Causes Company to Lay Off 1,000 People...


NOONAN: 'We've never had a presidential speech like this!'
Fournier: Fumbling, Flip-flopping, Marble-mouthing...
PUTIN: U.S. must call off strike...
Ships Assad MORE weapons...
Navy Deploys 'USS Barry' Off Coast of Syria...


Violated Privacy Protections...

Declassified court documents...

Poll: Public doubts rise on surveillance, privacy...


Muslim rally vastly outnumbered by bikers, counterprotesters...
'2 Million Bikers' roll into DC...
GRIDLOCK: Without permit, '1- or 2-hour ride will be all-day event'...


Elizabeth O'Bagy had ear of Kerry, McCain...

Syria rebel sympathizer got taxpayer funds...

Companies lay off thousands...

...then demand immigration 'reform' to bring in new workers!


Obama: Al-Qaeda Just Wants to Live in Peace

Kit Daniels | President pushes to aid Syrian rebels who are led by the al-Nusra Front.


More than a Decade After 9/11, Globalists Openly Embrace al-Qaeda | In case you didn’t get the memo, al-Qaeda – the group supposedly responsible for 9/11 – is now our ally in Syria.


Majority of Americans Still Believe “War on Terror” is Real

Julie Wilson | 100 percent of people awake understand it will never end.


Live Updates: D.C. Bikers Stand Up For Free Speech And Defy Federal Tyranny | Two million bikers are on their way to Washington, D.C.


Ed Asner: Hollywood Stars Fear Being Labeled Racist if They Oppose Obama on Syria

Paul Joseph Watson | “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black”.


Apple iPhone 5S: Big Brother’s Dream Come True

Anthony Gucciardi | The latest iPhone is an ode to biometrics, spying, and the Big Brother control grid.


12 Years After 9/11, Obama Helps ‘Revive’ Al-Qaeda in Syria

Paul Joseph Watson | Report warns ‘Syrian rebels’ could launch chemical attacks against the west.


Rand Paul’s Response to Obama’s Syria Speech

Sen. Rand Paul | Rand Paul explains why Obama is wrong on Syria.


Global billionaire population tops 2,000

CNBC | The World Ultra Wealth Report found that just under 200,000 people in the world are worth $30 million or more.


New federal consumer ‘protection’ bureau data-mining Americans’ private financial records

Washington Examiner | ‘Protection’ bureau collected decade’s worth of private financial data on the consumer behavior of 5 million Americans.


Study: 43% of Americans pay no income tax

CNBC | That “47 percent” quote that helped sink Mitt Romney’s presidential hopes? Better make it 43%.


Curveball: Woman Behind Case For Syria Strike Fired For Lying

BuzzFeed | Elizabeth O’Bagy’s ties to the Syrian opposition had become an issue.


Americans: War on Terror Won’t be ‘Won’ in Next 10 Years

Julie Wilson | “The US is not the world’s policeman,” says Obama.


Ed Asner: Hollywood Stars Fear Being Labeled Racist if They Oppose Obama on Syria

Paul Joseph Watson | “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black”.


NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel

The Guardian | The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens.


Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean

RT | Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean.


Apple iPhone 5S: Big Brother’s Dream Come True

Anthony Gucciardi | The latest iPhone is an ode to biometrics, spying, and the Big Brother control grid.


12 Years After 9/11, Obama Helps ‘Revive’ Al-Qaeda in Syria

Paul Joseph Watson | Report warns ‘Syrian rebels’ could launch chemical attacks against the west.


His Plan Was Never Good: “Obama…Can’t Tell the Difference Between Showbiz and Strategy”

Mac Slavo | The President, as expected, has back-peddled on his threats to attack Syria.



CBO: We Can’t Estimate Cost of Intervening in Syria | The CBO’s bottom line: There is no bottom line to the U.S. military intervention in Syria that was approved by the Senate committee in its resolution.


America’s Next “Debt Ceiling”: At Least $17.8 Trillion

Zero Hedge | Expect many more false flags in the near future, and expect the December 2014 debt ceiling to be substantially higher than that projected above.


How Big Banks Can Steal Your Home From You Even If Your Mortgage Is Totally Paid Off

Michael Snyder | Did you know that the big banks have a way to legally steal your house from you even if you don’t owe a single penny on your mortgage?


Market Update: The War Premium Unwind

Zero Hedge | The last 2 days market reaction has been one of war-premium reversion for all asset classes.



Prepare For Tough Times If Your Job Has Anything To Do With Real Estate Or Mortgages

Housing Crash 2013If you have a job that involves building homes, buying homes, selling homes or that is in any way related to the mortgage industry, you might want to start searching for alternate employment.  Seriously.  Interest rates are starting to rise dramatically, and mortgage lenders such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are all cutting thousands of mortgage-related jobs.  Last week, mortgage refinance activity plunged to the lowest level that we have seen since June 2009 and total mortgage activity dropped to the lowest level since October 2008.  Unfortunately, this is only the beginning.  Mortgage rates closely mirror the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries, the the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries has nearly doubled since early May.  But it is still only sitting at about 3 percent right now.  As I have written about previously, it has a ton of room to go up before it hits "normal" historical levels, and so do mortgage rates.  As I noted the other day, some analysts believe that the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries is going to hit 7 percent eventually.  If that happens, mortgage rates will be more than double what they are today.  And we have already seen the average rate on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage go from 3.35 percent in May to 4.57 percent last week.  If interest rates continue to rise we could be heading for a "housing Armageddon" that will make the last housing crash look like a Sunday picnic. (Read More....)




President Obama's "Strike-Or-No-Strike" Speech - Live Webcast

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 20:46

'War-Drums', 'told-you-so-dance' on chemical weapons, or 'this was the cunning plan all along and the Russians played along perfectly' - we wonder which script will hit the teleprompters first tonight... and should we still be fearful of North Korea and Iran sending Sarin into the US? We are sure there will be something for everyone in this speechapalooza...



Guest Post: The Broken Tools Of Global Cooperation

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 20:28

Whenever something bad happens – Iran moving closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, North Korea firing another missile, civilian deaths reaching another grim milestone in Syria’s civil war, satellites revealing an alarming rate of polar-ice melt – some official or observer will call upon the international community to act. There is only one problem: there is no “international community.” In short, those looking to the international community to deal with the world’s problems will be disappointed. This is not reason for despair or grounds for acting unilaterally. But so long as “international community” is more hope than reality, multilateralism will have to become more varied.



Republican Offers To Vote For Syrian Strikes If Obama Returns Nobel Peace Prize

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 20:10

According to the latest whip count on Syria attack proposal in the House, 237 reps oppose a such a strike and 169 are undecided with just 27 are for. While this number guarantees that no vote will ever come to pass, and humiliate Obama, who if anything will revoke the punt to Congress from September 1 and unilaterally engage in strikes to appease assorted Saudi/Qatari interests, all that would take for the 27 Yay votes to become 28, would be for Obama to return the Nobel Peace Prize. According to The Hill, a Republican lawmaker said he'll vote to authorize military action against Syria if President Obama returns his Nobel Peace Prize. The line between reality and an alternative Onionesque universe is thin, but this is not a joke.



Obama Approval Rating Near Record Lows

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 19:56

With an hour until yet another "most important speech of his Presidency", we thought it useful to reflect on the nation's support. While we already know the nation's "representatives" were absolutely not behind him on the Syria vote, it appears the people themselves - poor lowly serfs though they are - are not approving in general. In fact, Obama's approval rating is practically at all-time lows - and consequently disapproval near all-time highs. Will a 'we-are-strong-but-diplomacy-won' speech help tonight? Or will Obama press the 'Strike' and risk a further collapse in his approval (with 63% of Americans against getting involved in Syria)?



Guest Post: Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World - At World's End

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 19:19

In the first three parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) of this disheartening look back at a century of central banking, income taxing, military warring, energy depleting and political corrupting, we made a case for why we are in the midst of a financial, commercial, political, social and cultural collapse. In this final installment we’ll give our best estimate as to what happens next. There are so many variables involved that it is impossible to predict the exact path to our world’s end. Many people don’t want to hear about the intractable issues or the true reasons for our predicament. They want easy button solutions. They want someone or something to fix their problems. They pray for a technological miracle to save them from decades of irrational myopic decisions. As the domino-like collapse worsens, the feeble minded populace becomes more susceptible to the false promises of tyrants and psychopaths. Anyone who denies we are in the midst of an ongoing Crisis that will lead to a collapse of the system as we know it is either a card carrying member of the corrupt establishment, dependent upon the oligarchs for their living, or just one of the willfully ignorant ostriches who choose to put their heads in the sand and hum the Star Spangled Banner as they choose obliviousness to awareness. Thinking is hard. Feeling and believing a storyline is easy.



Money Laundering Exposed As A Key Component Of The Housing Bubble's "All Cash" Bid

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 18:02

In August 2012, when isolating one of the various reasons for the latest housing bubble, we suggested that a primary catalyst for the price surge in the ultra-luxury housing segment and the seemingly endless supply of "all cash" buyers (standing at an unprecedented 60% of all buyers lately as reported by Goldman) is a very simple one: crime. Or rather, the use of US real estate as a means to launder illegal offshore-procured money. We also identified the one key permissive feature which allowed this: the National Association of Realtors' exemption from Anti-Money Laundering provisions. In other words, all a foreign oligarch - who may or may not have used chemical weapons in their past: all depends on how recently they took their picture with the Secretary of State - had to do to buy a $47 million Florida house, was to get the actual cash to the US. Well good thing there are private jets whose cargo is never checked. It appears that a year later this too hypothesis has been proven. Earlier today the Post reported that "U.S. authorities announced Tuesday that they are seeking forfeiture of pricey Manhattan real estate linked to a fraud they say was uncovered by a whistleblowing Russian lawyer before he died behind bars. A civil forfeiture complaint filed against the assets of a Cyprus-based real estate corporation and other holding companies alleges that some of the proceeds from the $230 million tax fraud in Russia were laundered through the purchase of four luxury condominiums located in a Wall Street doorman building and two commercial spaces in prime locations in midtown and Chelsea."



More NSA Lies: Spy Agency "Querried" 16,000 Phone Numbers Without Warrants

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 17:34

"I think it’s pretty damning," notes on complainant after receiving the detailsof the NSA's action over the last few years, adding "This shows a larger pattern that a lot of times the NSA doesn’t alert the court to serious privacy violations, whether they are intentional or unintentional, for years down the road." As Bloomberg reports, intelligence officials were forced to admit that The NSA for about three years violated restrictions on checking U.S. telephone records for surveillance and misled judges on how the data was used. Between 2006 and 2009, of the 17,835 phone numbers checked against incoming phone records, only about 2,000 were based on that reasonable suspicion standard, officials said. Despite Gen. Alexander's statement that "this is not a program where we are out freewheeling it," adding in June that "it is a well-overseen and a very focused program," it is now clear that "there was nobody at the NSA who had a full understanding of how the program worked," as one intelligence official noted.



Small Business Is Going Nowhere

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 16:49

While the world is currently glued to the events surrounding Syria; the reality is that such an event has very little to do with the real economy.  The surges in expectations by business is very interesting given the actual demand that drives the real economy.  Real employment remains weak and corporate earnings are struggling given the diminishing returns of cost cutting. The recent increases in interest rates also have a very important "tightening" effect on the "Main Street" economy which will also likely suppress consumption in coming months somewhat.  Also not likely factored in to current survey's is the upcoming debt ceiling debate and the onset of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The ACA is a de facto increase in taxes and there is a potential for further tax hikes coming from the budget debate. The current NFIB survey suggests that the economy is still stuck in "struggle mode" and an acceleration above 2% real economic growth is currently unlikely.  The divergence between expectations and real demand will likely converge in the next couple of months so we will see businesses follow through with their optimisitic outlooks - "Overall, the Index of Optimism says the small business sector is going nowhere and that's what it feels like."



BTFATH Is Back; Nasdaq At 13-Year Highs, 10Y Nears 3.00%

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 16:16

As long as you ignore AAPL, today was a good day for all the bright shiny happy people who own stocks. Trannies finally snapped higher catching up to the other major indices with their best day in 6 weeks, Nasdaq closed at its highest since Nov 2000 (despite selling off for the afternoon as AAPL disappointed with pretty colored plastic stuff) with a 6-day winning streak. All sectors are now green post-Kerry's 8/36 speech with homebuilders surging from worst (-4%) to first (+2%) in the last few days. The exuberance (if not the volume) is palpable. Hedgers were once more disabused as VIX collapsed and stock indices close well above technical levels. The USD did absolutely nothing even as AUD sold off for most of the day. Treasuries were smashed higher in yield after diverging lower in yield from the open through lunch. 10Y was oddly correlated to AAPL's drop as the yield pushed up to 2.97% (and AAPL fell 2.4% by the close). Silver and Oil were hammered lower (-3.75% and 3% respectively from Friday) though we note Gold (which is down 1.9% from Friday) pushed higher from the US day session open today. All-in-all, the equity market seems convinced that Europe, China, and Japan are all good and Syria is a dud (oh and Taper - who cares!)



DoubleLine's Gundlach Asks "What If?" - Live Webcast

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 16:09

At 1615ET, DoubleLine's Jeff Gundlach will begin his firm's latest presentation of his market views. We already know his views on the potential for higher rates and the inevitability of the taper, "the 10Y Yield may go up to as highs as 3.1% by year-end," because "investors have switched from "I don't care about volatility, I want income" to "I don't care about income, I dont want volatility." While he previously noted he "sees no sign of that changing...", we wonder if the title of his always full of charts presentation sets up for some change - "what if?" Full presentation to follow...



Detroit 'Contagion' Spreads; Widely-Held Puerto Rico Muni Bonds Collapse

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 15:47

"It's getting concerning," notes one fixed-income banker, Puerto Rico muni bond yields "never got near 10% [yields] even in the crisis." Some of the 27-year maturity Puerto Rico bonds just traded at a dismal 67 cents on the dollar (10.082% yield) and the most recently issued 2036 Electric Power bonds have collapsed from par a month ago to just above 82 cents on the dollar today. As the WSJ reports, the fall in prices also is a sign of investor risk aversion in the wake of Detroit's record municipal-bankruptcy filing in July; but it seems the anxiety and outflows from ETFs is having just as big an impact as Puerto Rico bonds now trade cheaper than Detroit's. "It's out of whack," one analysts warns, though the island's double-digit unemployment and recent weakness in economic indicators somewhat support the concerns - and while the "yields are attractive" it is possible that the island's borrowing costs could go higher as supply is extremely heavy in coming months. With 77% of managers holding Puerto Rico bonds, this is a problem...



$1 Trillion In US Bank Deposits Held Abroad Will No Longer Be Insured

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 15:20

In the aftermath of the Cyprus bail in (and to a lesser extent the Polish pension fund debacle), it is understandable if depositors are a little sensitive about the insurance, and thus confiscability (sic), of their deposits. Starting today, following a 5-0 vote by the FDIC, depositors in foreign US bank branches will officially no longer have recourse to a $250,000 in deposit insurance. The notional amount of deposits at risk: $1 trillion. This is not a new development: the FDIC rule to curb insurance on this category of deposits was proposed earlier this year, and today was the formalization. However, questions do arise: if a major US depository institution does fail domestically, the financial state of their depositors abroad will hardly be the biggest issue.



Syria's Al Qaeda-Backed "Opposition" Rejects Appeasement Plan; People Grow Resentful

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 15:06

In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the Syrian 'opposition' is disappointed by the apparent shift in the US administration's warmongery. As Bloomberg reports, Najib Ghadbian, special representative of the Syrian opposition coalition, explained that they "definitely want this strike; we're using the words and decisive and strategic," adding that the strike "is a necessary step" to make the Assad regime agree to a political solution. In a separate discussion, Farah Al-Atassi - a Syran coalition member - said Russia's proposal to isolate and destroy Syria's chemical weapons was not sincere. Oh, but of course, they concluded that, "we definitely want it to lead to a democratic solution." In the meantime, Syrian people's resentment grows, "Why is there silence?" Abu Abdu asks. "Is it because we're Muslims? Is our blood cheaper than yours?"



Hank "World Should Prepare For New Financial Crisis" Paulson Versus Jim "0% Chance" Gorman

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 14:45

Five years after the financial crisis former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says "the world shouold prepare for a new financial crisis" in tomorrow's Handelsblatt newspaper. His view, based on the "unacceptable" nature of too-big-to-fail banks and the lack of reform of the GSEs and the shadow-banking industry, stands in direct opposition to the leader of one of those TBTF banks. James 'not Jim' Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, told Charlie Rose last week that "the probability of [it] happening again in our lifetime is as close to zero as I could imagine." Who would you trust?



Deal Or No Deal: John Kerry’s Historic Diplomatic “Mistake” Proves That Obama Does Not Want Peace

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 2013.When it comes to diplomacy, Russia is playing chess, Syria is playing checkers and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is playing tiddlywinks.  On Monday, Kerry said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid having his country bombed into oblivion by turning over "every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week."  Of course Kerry just assumed that Assad would never do such a thing, but the Russians immediately pounced on his statement.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov quickly announced that Russia would encourage Syria to turn over their chemical weapons to international control in exchange for a guarantee that the U.S. will not attack, and subsequently Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem stated that his government was prepared for "full cooperation with Russia to remove any pretext for aggression."  Later on Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon indicated that he is thinking about asking the UN Security Council to support such a deal. (Read More....)


Precious Little Girl Dismembered While She Is Still Alive By Obama’s Psychotic Syrian Rebels

Syrian RebelsShould the United States be allied with radical Islamic jihadists that dismember little girls while they are still alive?  That question sounds ridiculously absurd, but that is precisely what Barack Obama is proposing.  Obama wants the United States to go to war so that it will be easier for al-Qaeda Christian killers to take over Syria.  What you are about to read should absolutely shock you.  Please send it out to your friends and share it everywhere that you can.  If America willingly sides with psychotic, murderous savages that behead little children, it will bring a curse upon our nation.  It is imperative that the American people be told the truth about this. (Read More.....)


The UN Has Had Evidence That Syrian Rebels Have Been Using Chemical Weapons Since May

Syria - Damascus Areas of Influence and Areas Reportedly Affected by 21 August Chemical Attack

Did you know that the United Nations has had evidence that the Syrian rebels have been using sarin gas against Syrian government forces since May?  This was reported by Reuters and other major news organizations around the world, but there has been an almost total blackout of this information by the big corporate news outlets in the United States.  So why are they keeping the truth from us?  What you are about to read might really surprise you.  The Syrian rebels have been caught red-handed with sarin gas in their possession, the UN has had evidence that the rebels have been using sarin gas for several months, and the Syrian rebels have even admitted that they were the ones that caused the deadly gas attack that the U.S. government is using as justification to attack Syria.  Please share this article with as many people as you can, because it is absolutely imperative that we get (Read More....)

US Position On Syria Devolves Into Total Chaos

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 11:06

From the need to teach Syria (and all global chemical weapons using despots) a lesson they won't forget to losing 'allies' to bluffing Russia to deal-or-no-deal, strike request or no strike request, the bluster from the US administration has now devolved into total chaos. As the following headlines from the last week attest to - it seems no one knows what is really occurring. So do we want the ability to strike but but not use it? We have to strike to teach them a lesson but a political solution is preferable? We would like congressional approval but don't need it. Everything has changed and yet nothing has changed?


Treasury "X Date" May Hit As Soon As October 18

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 - 10:36

One reason why the US has been able to extend its true "drop dead" cash exhaustion date has been due to an increase in tax revenues due to the payroll tax cut as well as cash inflows from the GSEs (which are set to reverse and become outflows once the latest housing dead dog bounce reverses), and cash remittances from the Fed. However, the capacity under this extended "revolver" is rapidly running out, and as of August 31, 2013, approximately $108 billion in extraordinary measures remained available for use. In a report released today, the Bipartisan Policy Center has released another analysis of just when the US will hit the "X Date" or the date on which the Treasury will not have sufficient cash to pay all of its bills in full and on time. Should there be still no deal on the debt ceiling by this date, the Treasury will be forced to prioritize payments to avoid a debt default. According to this estimate, the X Date falls anywhere between November 5 to as recently as October 18, or just over a month from now (and there has been zero real discussion in Congress over the debt ceiling hike with all the excitement over Syria).

The Number Of Private Sector Jobs Fell By 278,000 Last Month But The Economy Is Getting Better?

Barack Obama Oval OfficeHave you heard about the "wonderful" employment numbers that were just released?  Last month, the unemployment rate declined to 7.3 percent.  Somehow this happened even though the percentage of working age Americans with a job actually declined and the number of private sector workers fell by 278,000.  So how did the federal government magically produce a drop in the unemployment rate even though less people have jobs?  Well, they did it by pretending that more than half a million Americans "dropped out of the labor force" last month.  If the government is to be believed, the number of Americans that want to work dropped by an astounding 516,000 in a single month even though the population of our country is constantly increasing.  The federal government continues to feed us absolutely absurd numbers month after month, and at this point "the official unemployment rate" is essentially meaningless. (Read More....)





President losing momentum in Congress for military strikes...
Reid Delays Vote...
The Way Out?
Obama: 'Absolutely' on Hold if Syria Abandons Chemical Weapons...
Opens door to 'diplomatic track'...
Hasn't decided on strike without Congress...
'If You Ask Michelle Do We Want to Be Involved in Another War, the Answer Is No'...
Syria 'welcomes' Russia proposal...


Victim of 'I hate white people' rampage dies... { Typical uncivilized nigger animals … ‘On Wednesday, a man shouting that he “hated white people” punched victim Jeffrey Babbitt — who is white — in the face, witnesses said, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground.Lashawn Marten, 31, who is black, “made statements to the effect that I’m going to punch the first white man that I see,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.Brooklyn resident Jeffrey Babbitt died at Bellevue Hospital after a seemingly unprovoked attack at Union Square. (Image: Handout via Newsday)After punching Babbitt, Marten allegedly attacked two other men who came to Babbitt’s aid, police said.  Police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.Paramedics took Babbitt to Bellevue Hospital, where he lapsed into a coma and was pronounced brain-dead by doctors.’… }


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MYSTERY: Treasury Says Debt Up $0 in August...

But Deficit Was $146 Billion?


USA ranks 17th among world's happiest countries...


CBO: Delaying Obamacare individual mandate would save $35 billion...





RED LINE REVERSAL: State Dept dismisses ultimatum as 'rhetorical argument'...

Kerry pushes attack as 'unbelievably small'...

'No Soldiers At Risk'...

GOP SEN: 'Unbelievably unhelpful'...

RFK Jr. diary raises eyebrows with its verity/candor ...

'Al Sharpton done more damage to black cause than George Wallace...

'Transparent blackmail and extortion schemes taint all black leadership'...



High-Level U.S. Intelligence Officers: Syrian Government Didn’t Launch Chemical Weapons Posted by : George Washington Post date: 09/07/2013 - Numerous Intelligence Officials Question Administration’s Claims


Fear Increases Productivity and the Old Posted by: Pivotfarm Post date: 09/07/2013 - We live in a throw-away world where we don’t repair and as soon as things start looking a bit shabby round the edges and curled up as if they were sandwiches left over from the night before, with the...



Who Is Going To Buy Our Debt If This War Causes China, Russia And The Rest Of The World To Turn On Us?

Syrian Rebel ForcesCan the U.S. really afford to greatly anger the rest of the world when they are the ones that are paying our bills?  What is going to happen if China, Russia and many other large nations stop buying our debt and start rapidly dumping U.S. debt that they already own?  If the United States is not very careful, it is going to pay a tremendous economic price for taking military action in Syria.  At this point, survey after survey has shown that the American people are overwhelmingly against an attack on Syria, people around the globe are overwhelmingly against an attack on Syria, and it looks like the U.S. Congress is even going to reject it.  But Barack Obama is not backing down.  In fact, ABC News is reporting that plans are now being made for a "significantly larger" strike on Syria than most experts had expected. (Read More....)



INTeRNaTioNaL LaW 101... Posted by: williambanzai7 Post date: 09/06/2013 - Someone has to put this front and center and that someone is me...


INTeRNaTioNaL LaW 101...

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Barack is now jury and judge

This new Neo-Con will not budge

And if he wants war

The truth he'll ignore

And reasons for war he will fudge

The Limerick King



Just a few weeks ago, that buffoon Kerry said it is remotely possible this might end in Pakistan at some unspexcified time in the future...






And let us not forget this piece of work, who Holder literally petitioned to pardon from war crimes liability two weeks ago.




And the choomhead always calls the kettle black.







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The Fed Has Wasted Trillions and the US Remains in Depression Posted by: Phoenix Capital... Post date: 09/06/2013 - The facts are now becoming abundantly clear, that the forecast we’ve maintained for well over two years has been validated: the US is in a DE-pression and both Washington and the Federal...


Putin presses US Congress over Syria, says Kerry lied

(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the U.S. Congress had no right to approve the use of force against Syria without a decision from the U.N. Security Council, and that doing so would be an "act of aggression".

He said "anything that is outside the U.N. Security Council is aggression, except self-defense. Now what Congress and the U.S. Senate are doing in essence is legitimizing aggression. This is inadmissible in principle."

In remarks that could raise tension further before he hosts President Barack Obama and other G20 leaders on Thursday, Putin also said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lied to Congress about the militant group al Qaeda's role in the Syrian conflict.

"They lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: 'Is al Qaeda there?' He says: 'No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not'," Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin.

"Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this," he said, referring to the United States. "It was unpleasant and surprising for me - we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It's sad."

Putin did not give any more details.

In an exchange with a senator, Kerry was asked whether it was "basically true" that the Syrian opposition had "become more infiltrated by al Qaeda over time. Kerry said: "No, that is actually basically not true. It's basically incorrect".

In another sign of tension, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that since August 31, the U.S. State Department had repeatedly asked for a telephone call between Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov but Kerry had been unavailable and declined to set a time for the call.

(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya,; Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Timothy Heritage)



Experts: U.S. Case that Syrian Government Responsible for Chemical Weapons Is Weak Posted by: George Washington Post date: 08/30/2013 - And other Syria updates ...


'UTTER NONSENSE'  { Yes … I concur with Putin … First, the war mongers seem to hang their hats on the chemical strike … conceded … that’s the easy part … the reality concerns who the real perps are … indeed, other so-called circumstantial at best inferences/not proof is quote ‘being held back’ for unspecified reasons (that I believe like the yellow-cake-Iraq scenario does not exist or definitively point to Assad) … Quite simply, I don’t believe the americans/american position and based on history including my own direct experience (    ) , have no reason to do so… This is just more desperation and diversion from unequivocally failed leadership and government (corruption, cover-up, bankruptcy, etc.) in the u.s., ie., bush, wobama, etc.. }

U.S. Had Intel on Chemical Strike Before It Was Launched...





PoLiSH PaRTiTIONS... Posted by: williambanzai7 Post date: 09/07/2013 - Wszystko nie jest OK...



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Know any Poles?

Show them these.

They will understand immediately what they are driving at.

As they say in Polska: Wszystko nie jest OK...


We Have Officially Jumped The Shark: Al-Arabiya Reports Another "Gas Attack" By Syrian Regime

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/06/2013 - 15:12

So totally unexpected:

AL-ARABIYA CITES UNIDENTIFIED ACTIVISTS - so the same CIA-trained, al Qaeda funded, Qatari mercenaries?

Actually it is surprising: the odds were today's false flag would take place in Iran to get the Israel card in play. Apparently nobody was dumb enough to assume the government would go with two false flags in a row in the same place. And now bring on the 1000 YouTube clips of "undisputed proof."



McJiHaD U.S.A... Posted by : williambanzai7 Post date: 09/05/2013 - But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll...And Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool--you bet that Tommy sees!


McJiHaD U.S.A...

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CHICAGOLAND: 53 Homicides, 224 Wounded in August...

NYPD: Man Brain-Dead Following Random Rampage...
Suspect Vowed to Attack 'Next White Person Who Walks By'...

Booker made $689K from law firm that got city contracts while mayor...
VIDEO: Newark resident calls out Booker for turning back on murder epidemic...

PETRAEUS: MILITARY ACTION IN (US)A 'NECESSARY'   { Talk about a discredited ‘think-tanker’ … what contracts/fund flows directly/indirectly flow his way vis-à-vis the failed military industrial complex so warned against by the great but underrated President General Eisenhower. The reality is that military action is necessary to staunch the nigger-crime epidemic in niggerland usa! How pathetic betrayus, he’s become. What does he know? Not much, even less he can add! No talent … no integrity … no honor … no intelligence … no smarts! }






False Flag Alert: Do Syrian Rebels Plan To Hit Israel With Chemical Weapons And Blame Assad?

Syrian Rebels in Aleppo, Syria

Do the Syrian rebels plan to attack Israel with chemical weapons in order to provoke Israel into a war with the Assad regime?  Now that it looks like the United States has been backed into a corner by Russia, it seems unlikely that the U.S. military will strike Syria in the immediate future and the Syrian rebels (and their backers in Saudi Arabia and Qatar) are extremely disappointed by this.  The entire purpose for the false flag sarin gas attack that took place back in August was to draw the United States military into the conflict.  Without U.S. intervention, the rebels have very little hope of overthrowing Assad and setting up the hardcore Sunni government that they desire.  So the rebels need another plan and they need one quickly.  Unfortunately, according to international news reports it looks like “Plan B” for the rebels may be to hit Israel with chemical weapons and blame it on (Read More....)


The UN Has Had Evidence That Syrian Rebels Have Been Using Chemical Weapons Since May

Syria - Damascus Areas of Influence and Areas Reportedly Affected by 21 August Chemical Attack

Did you know that the United Nations has had evidence that the Syrian rebels have been using sarin gas against Syrian government forces since May?  This was reported by Reuters and other major news organizations around the world, but there has been an almost total blackout of this information by the big corporate news outlets in the United States.  So why are they keeping the truth from us?  What you are about to read might really surprise you.  The Syrian rebels have been caught red-handed with sarin gas in their possession, the UN has had evidence that the rebels have been using sarin gas for several months, and the Syrian rebels have even admitted that they were the ones that caused the deadly gas attack that the U.S. government is using as justification to attack Syria.  Please share this article with as many people as you can, because it is absolutely imperative that we get (Read More....)




FuKuSHiMa: IT'S "UNDeR CoNTRoL" Posted by : williambanzai7 Post date: 09/09/2013 -  I guess this means we can quote him on it...

REUTERS-- Shinzo Abe said in Buenos Aires, where Tokyo's victory was announced by the International Olympic Committee, that the [Fukushima] plant is "under control"...










More from Reuters...

"More people in Fukushima are now likely to have died as a result of health problems and stress related to nuclear evacuation than died in the 2011 quake and tsunami itself, a Mainichi newspaper survey showed on Sunday." 

"It is a very good chance for Japan to have a rebirth for further economic development - and at the same time,

Japan these days has lost the samurai spirit," said Kazuo Otsuki, 78.

"Japanese people are wondering what to do and they are still astray these days."



“This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai: if by setting one's heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo, The Way of the Samurai


Mom always said that living by that book never leads to any good and she has been around longer than Shinzo Abe and Kazuo Otsuki.


"Under control" indeed.


How Big Banks Can Steal Your Home From You Even If Your Mortgage Is Totally Paid Off

Foreclosure - Photo by respresDid you know that the big banks have a way to legally steal your house from you even if you don't owe a single penny on your mortgage?  Big banks and hedge funds are buying billions of dollars worth of tax liens from local governments all over the nation, and they are ruthlessly foreclosing on homeowners when they can't pay the absolutely ridiculous penalties and legal fees that are tacked on to the original tax bill.  As you will see below, one 76-year-old man lost his $197,000 home that he fully owned over a $134 tax bill.  A 95-year-old woman lost her $300,000 home over a $44.79 tax bill.  This is a very, very dirty way to make money, and the predatory financial institutions that are involved in this business definitely do not want to talk about it. (Read More....)


Awesome Letter That A Dying Military Veteran Sent To His Representatives In Congress

You will be amazed by the things that a dying military veteran wrote in a letter to the two U.S. Senators that are representing his state.  Like so many other Americans, this elderly vet is absolutely disgusted by the corruption and the incompetence that he sees coming out of Washington.  In the past, I have also written about how $1.4 billion is spent on the Obamas each year and about how Congress is living the high life at our expense, but in this letter this dying military veteran puts things much more eloquently than I did.  The name of the vet that wrote this letter is Bill Schoonover, and it was written on April 3rd, 2013.  Even though his representatives in Congress will probably never take the time to read this letter, I think that you will agree that the emotions that Mr. Schoonover has expressed in this letter are shared by millions upon millions of other Americans all across the country… (Read More.....)

Soft Landings and Other Collective Delusions Posted by: rcwhalen Post date: 09/09/2013 - Ian Buruma: “The truth can be brutal, and makes life uncomfortable.  So one looks the other way.”