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04.16 (Updated) BREAKING NEWS: One Dead, 12 Injured in Firefight with Ukrainian Military near base outside Mariupol

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  by John Galt April 16, 2014 16:55 ET 19:50 ET (Update from RT): One dead, 12 injured as anti-govt protesters rally near Ukrainian military base – reports This is an important turning point in the current conflict because there were reports of Ukrainian Air Force planes flying low over the city earlier today also. From Russia Today within the hour: Four anti-govt protesters shot while rallying near Ukrainian military base – reports Four people have reportedly been injured by gunfire in a confrontation between…

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04.14 Ukraine Update: Blood Moon Rising as Kerry Hints at US Military Support for Ukraine Government

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  by John Galt April 14, 2014 21:50 ET With all of the news today, it is hard to believe that the Russians have not decided to just send Kerry into Kiev to invade the capitol and announce the surrender with the French Prime Minister. Let’s review today’s activity with videos when possible and links to all the stories: From Al-Jazeera: Pro-Russian rebels widen campaign in Ukraine <excerpt> Pro-Russian separatists ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine and instead seized more…

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The Bundy Ranch Crisis Continues with Harry Reid Stating “It’s not Over”

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  by John Galt April 14, 2014 20:15 ET    (video courtesy of TheDailyCaller) An excerpt from the article lined above states: Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid had an ominous message Monday for Clive Bundy, the Nevada rancher who successfully faced down federal agents attempting to seize his herd for illegal grazing: “It’s not over.” The Senate majority leader spoke briefly to Reno-based KRNV about last week’s standoff, which eventually saw Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other federal law enforcement officers retreat in the…

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And in Recovery News Shanghai New Home Sales Slide 28.7%

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  by John Galt April 14, 2014 19:45 ET     Okay, well, most of the girls are cute and the food is good. However the housing market in their leading “capitalist” community, well, uh, sucks now. From the Shanghai Daily this morning Chinese local time: Shanghai new home sales slide 28.7% By Cherry Cao | April 14, 2014, Monday | Online Edition NEW home sales in Shanghai fell for the second consecutive week amid sluggish sentiment among both buyers and developers, according to a…

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04.14 Cope Reynolds Interviews Cliven Bundy’s Son Mel and his Wife Tonight Live at 10 pm CT

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  by John Galt April 14, 2014 18:00 ET Our friend and fellow host who was at the Bundy Ranch this past weekend, Cope Reynolds, will be interviewing Mel Bundy and his wife tonight on “The Shooting Bench” radio program via Just Measures Radio at 10 pm Central Time. Do not miss this extremely important interview as the mainstream media might leave this story but the pillars of truth in the alternative media will be there to report what happens to the Bundy family after…

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And to keep things spicy, Russia Tests Launches new RS-24 Yars ICBM this Morning

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  by John Galt April 14, 2014 05:45 ET I’m sure the Obama administration is wondering if the Russian military would dare aim a nuclear tipped ICBM at his empire, but in fact the idiot in chief should realize he accomplished what non of his predecessors were able to do in the last twenty years: Return the Cold War with world communist powers back to an active status. This morning, just to keep things spicy and NORAD on their toes, the Russians test fired their…

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04.14 Overnight Asia-Middle East-European Deathburger Market Watch

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  by John Galt April 13, 2014 19:45 ET The entire stock and commodity markets are all doing what many of us will be doing in less than 30 minutes, watching the freaking United Nations TV to see what Russia has to say about the Ukraine crisis. Just think, the one man who might have the ultimate put or short position could become profitable, along with his nation, based on his words and actions over the next 48 hours: I don’t care what the US…

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UN Security Council Meeting now Open to Public – Watch Live Here at 8 pm ET

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  by John Galt April 14, 2014 19:10 ET Since Russia called this meeting it can only get more interesting with the United States, France, and the United Kingdom all going to have a chance to take shots at the Russian ambassador who will veto their proposals anyways and announce whatever plan of action the Russians have in store for the Eastern Ukraine.

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04.13 14:50 ET BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine on the Brink of Civil War

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  by John Galt April 13, 2014 14:50 ET To get some insight as to the plans of Putin and the Russian military, all one needs to do is listen to the former leader of the Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych and what he said today via Russia Today (excerpted from his speech): Ukraine on brink of civil war after blood was spilt in east – Yanukovich Published time: April 13, 2014 18:35 Ukraine is foot in the door into civil war, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych…

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Iran Crosses Israel’s Red Line: Claims Entitlement to Enrich Uranium at 90% Weapons Grade Level

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  by John Galt April 13, 2014 12:35 ET I can just hear those jet engines warming up on the runway now. From the Jerusalem Post about fifteen minutes ago: Iran: Tehran entitled to enrich uranium at 90% weapons-grade level Iran’s atomic energy chief said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic was entitled to enrich uranium to the weapons-grade level of 90%, and announced that Tehran was planning to construct four new nuclear plants with the help of Russia. While Ali Akbar Salehi, the head…

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04.13 1215 Ukraine Update: Ukrainian Military to Counterattack against Pro-Russian Forces

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by John Galt April 13, 2014 12:15 ET The situation in the Ukraine can best be summed up with this video via the YouTube/Twitter user EuroMaidan of the seizure of the local government offices in the town of Kramatorsk, which is north of Donetsk:   This theme has been repeated again and again as a BBC News update on the Ukraine crisis was just reported: 16:32: The town council building in Makiyivka has been seized by pro-Russia activists, who have raised a Russian flag above…

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04.13 Middle East Stock Markets Continue Decline Following Wall Street’s Lead

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  by John Galt April 13, 2014 11:15 ET The picture from the Middle East stock markets this morning was not good with most major indices closing close to 1% down or lower as there appeared to be no bid as some markets closed with the violence increasing in the Ukraine. The biggest loser was without a doubt the Dubai DFM which had a late hour sell off possibly indicating the sentiment with the wars in Syria and Ukraine heating up (all charts via Bloomberg.com):…

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Libyan Interim Prime Minister Quits as America’s Foreign Policy is in Tatters

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by John Galt April 13, 2014 10:35 ET The United States foreign policy team of “hear no evil, see no evil, ignore real evil” can claim another success this morning as the interim Prime Minister of Libya has resigned in fear for his life (story from The Sunday Straits Times of Singapore):  Libya PM quits, saying he was victim of armed attack Published on Apr 13, 2014 TRIPOLI (AFP) – Libya’s interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thani stepped down on Sunday, saying that he and his…

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04.13 BREAKING 08:45 ET: Ukraine begins its Counterattack against Pro-Russian Forces in the East

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  by John Galt April 13, 2014 09:15 ET The Ukrainian government appears to be serious about it’s threat last night to counterattack against the invasion as some called it and this morning operations have begun in the Eastern regions of the Ukraine(from CNN): Ukraine says it launched ‘anti-terrorist operation’ in eastern city Ukraine’s interior minister announced Sunday that government forces had launched an operation against pro-Russian activists who seized a police station in the city of Slaviansk. But a CNN crew in the city…

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WAR! Ukraine claims Russian Invasion has Started

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  by John Galt April 12, 2014 23:40 ET Welcome to Saturday night America as a sleeping giant continues to snore while turmoil erupts in the vacuum created by decades of incompetent foreign policy. The typical ignorance of foreign affairs by everyone except the dedicated news hounds and those who understand the implications to our freedom is about to take another turn for the worst. The Ukrainian blogosphere and European news media is filled with stories like this one from the UK Telegraph tonight: Fears…

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04.11 TEOTWAWKI Radio Show LIVE with John Galt: Range Wars in NV, World War III and a Market Crash

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by John Galt April 11, 2014 20:00 ET Think that this is going to be a fun weekend? Get 4 hours sleep. Stay tuned to JMR and the internet websites focused on the brewing range war in Nevada against the illegal unconstitutional actions of the Federal government along with the potential outbreak of a real war between Russia and the Ukraine. Oh, and has anyone been paying attention to the stock market lately?!?!?!? To listen click on the link below at 9 pm ET which…

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Goodbye _unt (use the letter after ‘a’ and ‘b’ for the correct answer)

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  by John Galt April 10, 2014 19:10 ET   Goodbye Bitch!!!! From the NY Times, FNC, and numerous sources: Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov Without quoting the story and raising the ire of the irrelevant NY Times, the bottom line: The piece of crap bitch is bailing out. Now all the insanity is on Mussobamallini’s shoulders. I freaking love it.

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04.09 05:45 ET BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Suspends Importation of Russian Natural Gas

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  by John Galt April 9, 2014 05:45 ET Breaking this morning from the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN (translated via GoogleTranslate): Ukraine stopped download Russian gas 09.04.2014 | 10:36 Ukrainian side does not meet the level of prices for gas, which has been set by “Gazprom”. Ukraine, which is trying to negotiate with Russian gas monopoly “Gazprom” for the return of gas prices at the level of 268.5 per thousand cubic meters, today ceased download Russian gas in its underground storage facilities. According to an…

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America’s Ukrainian Petard

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  by John Galt April 8, 2014 21:55 ET In ancient times, way, way back over a month ago, the Obama administration needed a distraction from the persistent attack on Obamacare by the conservative talk radio cabal and even his pet whores, the mainstream media. Voila, let’s turn the Ukraine issue into a big deal, distract the sheeple, and support the overthrow of a legally elected government there while at the same time downplaying the riots and marches against a Communist dictatorship in Venezuela which…

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The Faux Bull Stock Market is Spraying Bullsh** on the Idiots

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  by John Galt April 7, 2014 23:30 ET   Welcome to the Twilight Zone. Where reality meets fantasy. Where Game of Thrones meets Geek living his life out as a Wall Street Trader. And where Dennis Gartman dares to counter against the opinion of a Merrill Lynch/Bank of America analyst who wore a flower in her hair to reflect the “April showers bring May flowers” mentality that they wish to impart on the terminally stupid of the 100 or so thousand people WORLDWIDE who…

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The new Anti-Green Anti-Eco-Terrorism War Begins with SmartCar Tipping!

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  by John Galt April 7, 2014 19:10 ET This calls for a drink of scotch, a celebration, and yes, hilarity to ensue as cow tipping is now out of fashion and SMARTCAR tipping is IN, IN, IN! The people who drive these ugly golf carts with a gasoline engine are all embracing Mother Gaia (that’s ‘Earth’ for those of you at the Democrat Underground) but in reality the SmartCar is nothing more than a creation designed to make those of us who own V-8′s…

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Micheal Lews and 1987 are WRONG – HFT is your Friend

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  by John Galt April 7, 2014 05:00 ET The inception of “high frequency trading” and the constant assault on the viability and legitimacy of the practice has been highlighted since the interview with Michael Lewis, the author of the book Flash Boys on 60 Minutes last weekend:   Despite the panic stricken proclamations made by Micheal Lewis, 60 Minutes, and the mainstream media, the so-called “financial” press also over-reacted with numerous shouting matches breaking out between HFT geek companies, traders, and commentators without even…

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The Gold Party Held the Line and is now Starting to Predict the Future

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  by John Galt April 6, 2014 21:50 ET So the “woulda, coulda, shoulda bought it when it was cheaper” crowd got burned again. The $1280 per ounce support level held again for the daily paper gold price while premiums explode whenever the sheeple do not expect it. Note the crisis peaks in gold premiums above the spot price over the last year DESPITE the proclamations of the financial press that gold is “plentiful” and easily accessible to the masses during their reporting: (chart is…

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04.06 1530 ET BREAKING NEWS: Pro-Russian Activists claim Maripol Ukraine as Capital of Donetsk Region

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  by John Galt April 6, 2014 15:30 ET No sooner than I had finished posting the previous story, a news story Tweeted indicated that protesters have seized control of the city of Maripol in the Ukraine and proclaimed it the capitol of the Donetsk region: I have updated the map to reflect this suddenly changing situation and if there is further verification that the pro-Russian forces have indeed seized total control of this critically strategic port city, I shall provide links and information about…

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Phase 2 of Russia’s Ukraine Campaign has Begun: The Russian Spring

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  by John Galt April 6, 2014 15:15 ET While America and Europe slumber in the onset of Spring and national distractions of sport and folly, Russia continues to execute its plan to restore and rebuild the original USSR with Phase 2 of its reconquest of the Ukraine today. The reports from the Ukrainian media have read like a script from an old KGB program. For example, the front page of the Ukrainian UNIAN news service reads like a playbill: Twitter has been on fire…

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04.04.14 – LIVE The TEOTWAWKI Radio Show with John Galt – Markets, War, and Appeasement

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by John Galt April 4, 2014 17:15 ET   The NASDAQ took a NASdump. The Dow was HFT’d to some degree of safety or was it? Government agencies throughout the US at the state and Federal level are announcing faux investigations of high frequency traders until they are given campaign contributions to go away or warned to stop by the Fed. The President and Secretary of State have surrendered to the following nations (not in any particular order): 1. Russia 2. China 3. Palestinian Authority…

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For Sale: One Unused Venetian Revolutionary Armored Vehicle and Numerous Firearms

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  by John Galt April 2, 2014 20:10 ET In keeping with the fine Italian tradition of making unused firearms and military equipment available via surrender, Russia Today reports that the budding Veneto (Venice, Italy) independence movement continues the practice of surrender first, drink wine second, think about fighting last: Veneto ‘independence plot’: Italy police arrest 24, seize ‘tank’ Italian police have arrested 24 “separatists,” including an organizer of the online Veneto independence referendum. Police suspect them of plotting to take over Venice’s iconic St.…

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Another Shooting at Fort Hood: Gee, I’m shocked

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  by John Galt April 2, 2014 19:10 ET Here is my “shocked” face: From NBC News and NBC-5  in Texas: Shooting Confirmed at Fort Hood Army Base From the link above: Multiple people have been injured and the search for the gunman is underway after a shooting at the Fort Hood Army post Wednesday afternoon. Reports of an active shooter triggered a lockdown at Fort Hood with local sheriff’s deputies and the FBI immediately responding to the threat. A U.S. Army official at Fort Hood…

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The Real April Fools Joke as Presented by the Liar in Chief

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  by John Galt April 1, 2014 20:05 ET If you believe this, I have a golden fart worth $2 trillion I would like to sell you. This would make the Nazis and USSR blush with envy because even they couldn’t convince 50% of their respective populations to be this stupid and believe this idiocy.

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FYI, Look in the Lower Right hand of Your Computer

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  by John Galt April 1, 2014 18:33 ET It should look sort of like this: Or if you are an old fart like me, then look for one of these: Just sayin’….

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Obama Admits Birth Certificate was Faked

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  by John Galt April 1, 2014 06:00 ET In as stunning turn of events, a Washington, D.C. insider admits that he had a conversation with President Obama about the now infamous birth certificate and its authenticity. During the supposedly off the record discussion, the insider told a reporter that he was at a cocktail party in Brussels with the administration’s leadership when the President candidly admitted, “yeah, I faked the birth certificate and the stupid American people bought the story hook, line and sinker.…

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Sorry gang, no live Radio Show Tonight (3/28)

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  by John Galt March 28, 2014 18:30 ET Sorry to break this to you but the hardware fix I attempted did not work thus without a sound card, no broadcast is possible via Just Measures Radio. A tech friend of mine has a card which will work and I shall pick it up tomorrow and be ready to go next Friday. In the mean time a replay of last Friday’s important TEOTWAWKI Inflation program will be replayed.   -John

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The Mogambo Guru Speaks: The Big Mogambo Financial Supernova (TBMFS)

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  by John Galt March 24, 2014 23:39 ET Uh-oh. He’s back with some serious wisdom about what is happening, via his own blog, MogamboGuru.com: The Big Mogambo Financial Supernova (TBMFS)   March 21, 2014 By: The Mogambo Guru The kids are suddenly big experts on “income inequality” since it has become the issue du jour lately, and are loudly whining and wondering why I have money to spend while they do not, which they consider completely unfair. As usual, they were not impressed with…

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WTF!?!? Japan to turn over Nuclear Stockpile to the United States?!?!?

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  by John Galt March 24, 2014 23:05 ET When I first read this article, I thought “they had to or China would ‘f’ the bleep of Japan by blackmailing them by threatening to liquidate their US bond holdings.” Then after reading it again, I just realized that Japan might well be surrendering what little advantage or threat it might have held over the Chinese government’s heads an starting to cut a deal to enable the survival of Japan’s citizens from the Fukushima disaster and…

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Another sign the Syrian Civil War is Winding Down: 25% of Saudi Fighters have Returned Home

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  by John Galt March 24, 2014 18:45 ET The radical Islamists supported by Qatar and Iran might well be staging one final show of force to hold the line in Syria against Assad, the reality is that those “volunteers” from those nations with enough common sense to see the handwriting on the wall are coming home. Without firm US support, including advanced weaponry and if possible, air cover, there is no logical nor tactical way the rebels can defeat the Russian backed government in…

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A Fascinating Look how Modern Tech meets Old School Warfare in the Ukraine

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  by John Galt March 24, 2014 17:55 ET While most Americans have no concept about the Ukraine, Crimea, or if they could locate either region or Russia with a map or worse, their ass with both hands, a mirror, and their pants dropped, the Ukrainians seem to be realizing that their days of “freedom” under an illegal regime are soon numbered. Trapped for days now on Donuzlav Lake thanks to the scuttling of several old Russian cargo ships by the Russian Navy, the Konstantin-Olshansky,…

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HSBC China PMI Misses at 48.1 Copper Prices Collapse

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  by John Galt March 23, 2014 22:10 ET From the website China Spectator: HSBC flash China PMI slips in March Elizabeth Redman 5 min ago Activity in China’s manufacturing sector remained weak in March, according to a preliminary survey. The HSBC China flash purchasing managers’ index printed at 48.1 in March, an eight-month low, down from 48.5 in February. The reading was lower than forecast, as economists surveyed by Bloomberg tipped a print of 48.7. The flash index is published ahead of final PMI…

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Over 11,000 Sign Petition for Alaska to Rejoin Russia

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  by John Galt March 24, 2014 21:45 ET A petition created by “S.V.” in Anchorage is the latest insanity to hit the internet, then again, maybe the people of Alaska wish to be part of a nation where the leader has balls and not just golf balls: It reads as follows: Alaska back to Russia Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited…

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Prepare for Chinese Retaliation: NSA Spied on former President Hu Jintao

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  by John Galt March 23, 2014 14:58 ET The German news magazine Der Spiegel has an extremely disturbing story breaking on its main page just a little under an hour ago: Targeting Huawei: NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm This brief excerpt from the article will not only enrage the Chinese government but perhaps nudge them into a mood to consider economic retaliation against the United States: The American government conducted a major intelligence offensive against China, with targets including the Chinese…

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Chances of War Growing Between Russia and Ukraine

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  by John Galt March 23, 2014 14:20ET From ABC News and the Sunday morning talk show This Week with George Stephanopoulos earlier today: ABC US News | ABC Business News Disturbing? Quite. The Russians have essentially imprisoned the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force in Crimea, seized several warships including the only submarine in the Ukrainian fleet, and positioned even more troops on Russian-Ukrainian border than were there ten days ago. In fact, according to a BBC News report, the Ukrainian command ship, the…

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