Poroshenko Threatens To Declare Martial Law In Ukraine Within Hours “To Demonstrate Readiness For War”

Poroshenko Threatens To Declare Martial Law In Ukraine Within Hours “To Demonstrate Readiness For War” (ZeroHedge, May 28, 2015):

In the case of any advance of Ukrainian army positions – and who is to say whether there is or not – Ukraine’s President Poroshenko says he will declare martial law across his country within hours. As RT reports, Poroshenko added that Ukraine will “demonstrate its readiness for war, for victory, for defense and for peace.

For martial law to be enacted, the parliament has to approve a corresponding ruling by the Ukrainian president. It can be declared in the whole country or selected regions. And as RT reports,

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Anthrax: Pentagon Accidentally Sent Bioweapon To As Many As 9 States

The Pentagon says it accidentally sent live anthrax spores to laboratories

Anthrax: Pentagon accidentally sent bioweapon to as many as nine states (Guardian, May 28, 2015):

Department of Defense meant to send dead or inactivated spores, but government does not believe there is a risk to the public, spokesman says

The Pentagon has conceded it accidentally shipped samples of a live bioweapon across nine states and to a US air base in South Korea.

In an extraordinary admission on Wednesday, the Pentagon revealed what it called an “inadvertent transfer of samples containing live Bacillus anthracis”, or anthrax, took place at an unspecified time from a US Defense Department laboratory in Dugway, Utah.

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JPMorgan To Cut More Than 5,000 Workers By End Of 2016

H/t reader M.G.:

“Looks like the greedy guts are adding to unemployment.
Remember, for every job lost, seven more are put at risk.”


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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) To Cut More Than 5,000 Workers By End Of 2016: Report (International business Times, May 28, 2015):

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is starting to lay off more than 5,000 employees in a $1.4 billion cost-cutting measure to be completed by the end of 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for JPMorgan Chase would not comment on the report, but said the layoffs are part of cost-cutting efforts outlined in a presentation released earlier this year.

JP Morgan, the largest U.S. bank, is overhauling its nearly 5,600 branches. Chairman and CEO James Dimon said Wednesday the average Chase bank branch will lose one employee over the next two years. The bank has already cut 1,000 jobs.

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11 Common Health Symptoms Hint At Global Depopulation ‘Slow Kill’

H/t reader squodgy:

“At last, someone else with influence is joining the dots…..”


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11 common health symptoms hint at global depopulation ‘slow kill’ (Natural News, May 26, 2015):

If you take a look around, modern humanity is quite clearly facing an unprecedented crisis of deteriorating health. And beneath the surface, for those able and willing to see the truth, the various health conditions that increasingly plague the average man and woman appear to be intentionally inflicted as part of a covert effort to reduce the world’s population and create a paradise on Earth for the elites — with much fewer of the rest of us!

The following 11 common health symptoms point to a sinister, “slow kill” agenda that’s been designed to quietly cull the masses without overt fanfare:

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D.C. bomb squad destroys pressure cooker in ‘suspicious’ car

D.C. bomb squad destroys pressure cooker in ‘suspicious’ car (The Ugly Truth, May 26, 2015):

Vehicle owner Israel Shimeles arrested and charged; incident takes place near US Capitol

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A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the US Capitol building and the vehicle’s owner was located and arrested, a US Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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Emergency Powers Give Barack Obama Authority Over Just About Everything During A Major National Crisis

Emergency Powers Give Barack Obama Authority Over Just About Everything During A Major National Crisis (Economic Collapse, May 27, 2015):

Presidents have always exercised emergency powers, but now thanks to dozens of new laws, regulations, court decisions and executive orders, Barack Obama is the most powerful president in all of U.S. history.  Of course the U.S. Constitution does not actually give the president any special powers during a time of national emergency, but over time presidents have decided that they should be able to exercise such powers and the courts have generally agreed with them.  During World War II and prior to that, these emergency powers were largely uncodified and were primarily used during times of war.  But since World War II things have completely changed, and this has particularly been true since 9/11.  Over the past decade or so, a whole host of extraordinary powers have specifically been given to the office of the president, and all that it takes to exercise them is a major “national emergency”.  So if we do have a full-blown economic collapse, a historic natural disaster, a significant war or a massive pandemic, Barack Obama could use the emergency powers that he has been given to essentially take authority over everything.

Read moreEmergency Powers Give Barack Obama Authority Over Just About Everything During A Major National Crisis

Russia: ‘Gold Is A 100% Guarantee From Legal And Political Risks’, Bought Another 300,000 Ounces Of Gold In April

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Gold Bullion Is “100% Guarantee from Legal and Political Risks” – Russia (Goldcore, May 27, 2015):

– Gold is a “100% guarantee from legal and political risks”
– Russia’s central bank buys another 300,000 ounces in April
– Russia views its overseas assets as vulnerable
– ‘De-dollarisation’ continues across Asia
– Gold offers protection from growing risks today

Russia’s central bank once again increased its gold holdings substantially in April. They added another 300,000 ounces to their existing stockpile bringing the total up to 40.1 million ounces (see chart below).

Read moreRussia: ‘Gold Is A 100% Guarantee From Legal And Political Risks’, Bought Another 300,000 Ounces Of Gold In April

The End Game Continues: Austria Repatriates Gold

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The End Game Continues: Austria Repatriates Gold (ZeroHedge, May 27, 2015):

After Germany and the Netherlands decided to repatriate a substantial amount of gold from vaults abroad to the vaults in respectively Amsterdam and Frankfurt, now Austria is joining the ‘bring our gold home’ movement.

After increasing pressure from the Austrian people on the government and the central bank to increase the ratio of the gold effectively held in the Austrian Central Bank in Vienna, the central bank has finally made the decision to effectively do so. Less than 20% of Austria’s (relatively) sizeable gold reserves were held in its own vaults with the remainder being stored in Switzerland and London. Austria will now remove 63% of the gold from London and transport it to both Switzerland and Austria. This will be an interesting test case to see how long it will take the Bank of England to ship the 140 tonnes of gold (4.5 million ounces) to Vienna, and we dare to bet this will either take much longer than anticipated, or we’ll suddenly see another gold withdrawal from the Federal Reserve which will very likely be the magical 125-150 tonnes number.

Read moreThe End Game Continues: Austria Repatriates Gold

Peak Inequality: $500 MILLION Asking Price For Los Angeles Mansion

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Peak Inequality: $500 Million Asking Price For LA Mansion (Dark-Bid, May 27, 2015):

Just when you thought you had seen it all, Nile Niami pulls another mansion out of his hat. The film producer and speculative real estate developer announced the asking price for the mansion he is building on a hill in Bel Air, the location where the memorable Fresh Prince of Bel Air TV show takes place. Unfortunately, Will Smith is not fresh enough for this place. You have to be a literal prince to afford it.

The mansion is not even finished yet, but it will be over 100,000 square feet. The main residence is 74,000 square feet, but several other homes will be included. At 5,000 square feet, the master bedroom is larger than most people’s houses. The property also features a 30-car garage and a Monaco-style casino.

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How Clinton Foundation Donations Led To Billions In Weapons Sales To Autocratic Regimes

Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS

How Clinton Foundation Donations Led To Billions In Weapons Sales To Autocratic Regimes (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 26, 2015):

Another day, another Clinton Foundation related scandal. In the latest expose by International Business Times’ David Sirota, we learn about the explosion in weapons sales to certain nations during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Billions of dollars in sales went to autocratic regimes notorious for human rights abuses who donated generously to the Clinton Foundation. Should we be surprised? No. Should we be outraged and disgusted? Absolutely. Of all the Clinton scandals, the following is the most dangerous to peace on earth.

Here are some excerpts from the IBT article detailing how taxpayer money is being used to arm the world into oblivion:

Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East.

Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.

In the event you want a highlight reel of heinous Saudi behavior, click here.

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“Very chilling warning” from Japan expert who foretold Fukushima meltdowns: “The Gods are warning us of something even more serious… incredibly disastrous” — Professor: Suddenly, our sun is doing very strange things… Crisis much worse than Carrington Event possible… Most unstable period since ice age, I’m very concerned about nuclear plants (VIDEO)

“Very chilling warning” from Japan expert who foretold Fukushima meltdowns: “The Gods are warning us of something even more serious… incredibly disastrous” — Professor: Suddenly, our sun is doing very strange things… Crisis much worse than Carrington Event possible… Most unstable period since ice age, I’m very concerned about nuclear plants (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 26, 2015):

Katsuhiko Ishibashi, Seismologist and Emeritus professor at Kobe Univ., Apr 28, 2015 (at 38:00 in): “This really is what I think… The Gods of this huge nature are actually warning the people of the Japanese archipelago in steps… In 2003, there was an earthquake that shook a nuclear plant where the design basis went over the standard seismic motion… Then 2007 at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa… a direct, serious hit — and yet the Japanese people did not listen. Then it gave us Fukushima… The Gods are warning us that something even more serious can happen in this Japanese archipelago. And of course nuclear power plant accidents can result not just by earthquake. It could have an incredible, serious effect. It has been dishing it out step-by-step, warning us toward something that actually could be incredibly disastrous” … Moderator: “Very chilling warning” (Japan Times, May 1, 2015: “In 1997, [Ishibashi] wrote a report… where he coined the term “nuclear earthquake disaster.” The paper was written about 14 years before the Fukushima disaster, yet reads like a post-mortem of what happened: A major quake knocks out external power to the plant’s reactors and unleashes a tsunami… leading to loss of cooling and meltdowns.”)

Read more“Very chilling warning” from Japan expert who foretold Fukushima meltdowns: “The Gods are warning us of something even more serious… incredibly disastrous” — Professor: Suddenly, our sun is doing very strange things… Crisis much worse than Carrington Event possible… Most unstable period since ice age, I’m very concerned about nuclear plants (VIDEO)

Iraq Trolls US, Calls Latest Military Operation “We Are At Your Services, Hussein”

Iraq Trolls US, Calls Latest Military Operation “We Are At Your Services, Hussein” (ZeroHedge, May 27, 2015):

While some have argued that President Obama and his folly-prone foreign policy debacle is the laughing stock of the world, it seems, as DefenseNews reports, that the Iraqi military is directly mocking America. Just a day after defense secretary Ash Carter accused them of cowardice, an umbrella group for mostly Shiite militia and volunteer fighters, Hashed al-Shaabi, said it had dubbed a military campaign to cut off the Islamic State group in Anbar province as “Operation Labaik ya Hussein,” which roughly translates as “We are at your service, Hussein.”

Martin Armstrong: ‘Kiss Your Pension Fund Goodbye’

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Kiss Your Pension Fund Goodbye (Armstrong Economics, May 25, 2015):

I have been warning for some time that government was eyeing up pensions.The amount in private pension funds is about $19.4 trillion. The question that has been debated in secret behind the curtain is how to justify to the people taking that over. I have been warning that if this is seized by government, it will come after 2015.75. Just how that is to be accomplished was finally settled by the Supreme Court without any justification constitutionally.

The US Supreme Court ruled last week in the unanimous, 8-page decision in Tibble v. Edison holding that employers have a duty to protect workers in their 401(k) plans from mutual funds that are too expensive or perform poorly. That is simply astonishing since there is no constitutional requirement for even government to provide social benefits. The Supreme court held in HARRIS v. McRAE, 448 U.S. 297 (1980) it was explained that the constitution is negative not positive. There is no duty imposed upon the state to provide a program for that would convert the constitution from a negative restrain upon government to a positive obligation to provide for everyone.

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Record Rainfall in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska

Record Rainfall in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska (Ice Age Now, May 27, 2015):

Several cities have already seen one of their  wettest MONTHS on record. And the month isn’t over. And there’s more rain in the forecast

Fort Smith, Arkansas – With 18.33 inches of rain through 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, Fort Smith broke the previous record of 15.02 inches in June 1945, making it the wettest month on record

Oklahoma City – On Saturday, the city broke its June 1989 record of 14.66 inches to become the wettest month in Oklahoma City history.

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With Greece “Nowhere Close” To Deal, Depositors Pull €300 Million From Banks In Single Day

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With Greece “Nowhere Close” To Deal, Depositors Pull €300 Million From Banks In Single Day (ZeroHedge, May 27, 2015):

Greece is “nowhere close” to a deal with its creditors and will miss a May deadline to strike a compromise ahead of an IMF payment due on June 5. Meanwhile, the ECB tightens the screws on the country’s banking sector by refusing to lift the ceiling on the emergency liquidity that until now has helped to offset deposit flight.

Humiliated McDonalds To Stop Reporting Monthly Sales

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Humiliated McDonalds To Stop Reporting Monthly Sales (ZeroHedge, May 27, 2015):

What do you do when month after month you have nothing but bad data to report. Simple: you have two choice – you either seasonally adjust the data (or in the case of US GDP, double-seasonally adjust it), or if that is not possible since unlike US GDP, your numbers are at least somewhat indicative of underlying reality, you stop reporting them altogether.

FIFA “Rampant” Corruption Exposed Following DOJ Indictment, 14 Arrested In Swiss Hotel – FBI/DoJ Press Conference Live Feed

FIFA “Rampant” Corruption Exposed Following DOJ Indictment, 14 Arrested In Swiss Hotel – FBI/DoJ Press Conference Live Feed (ZeroHedge, May 27, 2015):

That FIFA has been a hotbed of corruption, shady backroom dealings and outright crime for years, has been known to anyone who has a passing interest in football. Which is why we were surprised to learn this morning that none other than the US Attorney General, seemingly content with all the wristslaps handed out to criminal US foreign banks (and subsequent SEC waivers) gave FIFA the red card in a charge detailing “rampant” corruption in international soccer hours after 14 officials were arrested on accusations of a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through FIFA, whose office was searched in a series of dawn raids in Zurich.

QE4 Arrives: Mystery Drone Rains Money On People In Michigan, Cash-Grabbing Frenzy Ensues

QE4 Arrives: Mystery Drone Rains Money On People In Michigan, Cash-Grabbing Frenzy Ensues (ZeroHedge, May 27, 2015):

We got a glimpse of just what Yellen has in mind for the next ‘monetary transmission mechanism’ yesterday, when a mystery drone appeared above the Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids, Michigan and literally rained down money on the people below, leading to what the Mail describes as a “cash-grabbing frenzy.”

Record-Breaking Cold Devastates Southern Ontario Vineyards

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Record-breaking cold devastates Southern Ontario vineyards (Ice Age Now, May 26, 2015):

Suicide By Pesticide – What the honey bee die-off means for humanity

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EPA knew pesticides were killing honeybees in the 1970s but punished those who spoke out


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Suicide By Pesticide (Chris Martenson, May 22, 2015):

What the honey bee die-off means for humanity

As you are aware, honey bees have been suffering from something called Colony Collapse Disorder. In practice, what this means is that the bees simply vanish from their hives, leaving behind their most precious worldly possessions: honey and larvae.

What causes these mysterious vanishing acts has been something of a mystery. But because the phenomenon began really ramping up in 2006, we can focus in on some suspects.

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Ecuador Smashes Reforestation World Record

Ecuador smashes reforestation world record
That’s a lot of trees.

Ecuador smashes reforestation world record (redOrbit, May 18, 2015):

When Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa made his latest weekly address, he had some big news for conservationists around the globe. The President said his country had just broken the world record for reforestation.

Thousands of people had joined in to plant 647,250 trees of more than 200 species. The seedlings were planted all over Ecuador, taking advantage of the country’s wide range of climatic and geographical regions. New trees were introduced everywhere, from the Pacific coast to the high Andes and low-lying tropical Amazon basin.

According a Tweet by Ecuador’s Environment Minister, Lorena Tapia, 44,883 people took part in the record-breaking dig-in which covered more than 4,942 acres.