lördag 31 december 2011

Election Fraud Galvanizes Russian Opposition, Communist Party 20 Years After Soviet Union’s Collapse

Allegations of widespread fraud in the recent elections that gave Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party a parliamentary majority have galvanized massive street protests in opposition to the Russian political establishment. This comes on the 20th anniversary of the breakup of the Soviet Union. "The reason that the people who control the financial oligarchy in Russia don’t want free elections is they know that if they had free elections to a parliament, the people would vote for candidates pledging to confiscate their property," which was privatized in the 1990s, says Stephen Cohen, professor of Russian studies at New York University. He notes, "though these elections were not free and fair, they were the freest and fairest in 15 years," and that members of the country’s middle class make up the bulk of the protesters. Cohen also argues the American media has failed to report on the resurgence of the Communist Party, supported mainly by working-class voters in Russia’s vast provinces, which could challenge Putin in the 2012 presidential race and force a runoff election.

torsdag 29 december 2011

Gerald Celente on the Smoking Gun Behind MF Global

Jim welcomes Gerald Celente to discuss the MF Global debacle and the missing client funds. Gerald himself was a victim of the collapse and believes there is a "smoking gun" which reveals the fraudulent nature of MF Global.


onsdag 28 december 2011

Gerald Celente trends for 2012



WWIII Countdown: CFR declares "Time to Attack Iran"

The highly influential Council on Foreign Relations (aka CFR) declared this month in their online publication "Foreign Affairs" that it is now time to attack Iran.


The Bakken Boom - A Modern-Day Gold Rush

The Bakken narrative being constructed by the likes of Yergin, Crooks, and Luce is hopeful, yet incomplete. Production from North Dakota is climbing rapidly, but production in Montana and, more importantly, Alaska’s North Slope is declining. When taken together, a picture resembling the shadow of truth emerges. The Bakken boom has simply hidden a much more troubling trend; it has nearly perfectly balanced out the decline in North Slope output.

tisdag 27 december 2011

“So that love has a context.”

John Perry Barlow is an American poet and essayist, a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and a cyber-libertarian political activist who has been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. He is also a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He tells us about an encounter with death in a cemetery in Mexico.

onsdag 21 december 2011

Preserving the EU from the Destruction of the Euro

“Only fear of the consequences of a break-up is now keeping it together”.

The greatest policy mistake now building in the system is this: policymakers will confuse the temporary fall in commodity prices with a permanent reduction of inflation pressures: China, India, Australia come to mind. I think the opposite will turn out to be true. The recent crisis caused commodity prices to fall somewhat but the production constraints are now worse than ever due to lack of bank lending and working capital. So, commodity prices jump back up again very fast. This means central banks especially in emerging markets may start easing way too soon. I bet inflation pressures worldwide are barely beginning.

onsdag 14 december 2011

Oil - What's really available?

When you study the world oil production even IEA now is in agreement the production of world crude oil has peaked in 2008 and that we're in for future constant decline in production.

World oil production peaked in July 2008 at 74.82 million barrels/day (mbd) and now has fallen to about 71 mbd. It is expected that oil production will decline slowly to about December 2010 as OPEC production increases while non-OPEC production decreases. After 2010 the resulting annual production decline rate increases to 3.4% as OPEC production is unable to offset cumulative non-OPEC declines. The forecast from the IEA WEO 2008 is also shown for comparison.

But this however doesn’t mean this total oil production will be available for export. After having reduced these production numbers with e.g. what the oil producing countries themselves consume domestically we end up in what is known as World Oil Exports. That number peaked three years earlier that world oil production.

With one more country assessed, World Oil Exports (WOE) remain little changed. 2005 continues to be the peak date, now with nearly 39 Mb/d of oil traded internationally. The fast decline in the second decade of this century continues to be present, falling from over 36 Mb/d in 2011 to under 26 Mb/d by 2020.

So this means that actually available for non producers of oil to buy now on the world market today is less than 36 mbd. That’s then a number that is expected to be reduced to under 26 mbd by 2020. That’s then equivalent of a decline rate of available oil exports on the world oil market 2011 to 2020 of some 30%.

Just imagine oil producers starting to slow down on their investments to add new capacity on line or lessen their focus on trying to maintain current production volumes not mentioning starting to really use oil as a strategic resource not really making it available on the traded world export markets.

Yet another alternative would be that more and more importers of oil try to seek direct and longer term agreements with the produces thus shortcutting the world export markets making these traded and available for all oil markets even smaller and more constrained in the future.

With just a few million barrels of lessened availability on these traded markets these markets really can indeed become very nervous in absolute no time.

“Saudi Arabia recently announced that it had halted a $100 billion oil production expansion plan to raise capacity to 15 million barrels a day by 2020. At this point, the country claims to have capacity of 12 million barrels a day. What does this mean for its future?

Let’s take a look behind the figures. Deutche Bank analyst Paul Sankey estimates that Saudi Arabia now
needs $92 a barrel to break even fiscally because of greater social spending, up from $60 barrel in 2008. If exports decline in future years as production falls and consumption rises, further escalation in the break-even price can be expected. Once new programs are put in place, it is difficult for a government to remove them.

News releases from Saudi Arabia emphasize the supposedly rosy world oil situation: Saudi production can still rise to 12 million barrels a day, and there will be plenty of oil from other sources, such as Iraq or a shale oil revolution. Furthermore, the world economy may need less, because of recession.

All of these statements are far from proven. They appear to be crafted to make Peak Oil look like it is not a
problem, and to keep people from asking, “Why would a country whose entire economy revolves around oil, and that supposedly has the world’s largest oil reserves, announce that it is cutting back its plans for expansion? How can it possibly maintain its programs, if it doesn’t keep expanding?”

tisdag 13 december 2011

The Cause of Obesity

Professor Robert H. Lustig, MD, is an expert on obesity and an internet rock star. Just one of his many lectures has almost TWO MILLION views on YouTube.

Exercise and Low Carb Diets (with Stephen Phinney)!

Ask most health experts how athletes should eat, and you?re likely to hear about a high carbohydrate diet?fruit, pasta, bagels, granola bars, rice. But if all this is true, how do you explain the Inuit of Northern Canada and the Arctic, who could run 30 miles a day beside their sleds, eating a diet that was 85% fat, 15% protein, and carbohydrate free? How do you explain an explorer named Stephanson who lived among the Inuit, ate what they ate, and stayed healthier than explorers eating European food? What about the professional cyclists who ate Inuit style? The more they adapted to a high fat, very low carb diet, the more they could exercise just as fast and long as they had when they were eating mostly carbs. Up next, we'll talk with three experts on low-carbohydrate diets and exercise for both the high-performance athlete and for people working to reverse health problems.

The Pemmican Manual


TEDxIowaCity - Dr. Terry Wahls - Minding Your Mitochondria

Dr. Terry Wahls learned how to properly fuel her body. Using the lessons
she learned at the subcellular level, she used diet to cure her MS and get out
of her wheelchair


Minding My Mitochondria: How I Overcame Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Got Out of My Wheelchair

Gary Taubes on Larry King Live


'The Lost Language of Plants'


The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth

2012 - Time for The Change - Consciousness

Dr. Weston A. Price

Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a Cleveland dentist, has been called the "Charles Darwin of Nutrition." In his search for the causes of dental decay and physical degeneration that he observed in his dental practice, he turned from test tubes and microscopes to unstudied evidence among human beings. Dr. Price sought the factors responsible for fine teeth among the people who had them--isolated nonindustrialized people.The world became his laboratory. As he traveled, his findings led him to the belief that dental caries and deformed dental arches resulting in crowded, crooked teeth and unattractive appearance were merely a sign of physical degeneration, resulting from what he had suspected--nutritional deficiencies.Price traveled the world over in order to study isolated human groups, including sequestered villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, Eskimos and Indians of North America, Melanesian and Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian Aborigines, New Zealand Maori and the Indians of South America. Wherever he went, Dr. Price found that beautiful straight teeth, freedom from decay, stalwart bodies, resistance to disease and fine characters were typical of primitives on their traditional diets, rich in essential food factors.Please enjoy what he had to say. You can also read his biography.


söndag 11 december 2011

Global currency war escalates over Euro

The Pentagon has undertaken war games on currency and finance as countries jostle for survival and position with the Euro in danger of collapse.Press TV has talked with Max Keiser, financial analyst in Paris about the new economic treaty proposal between Germany and France to rescue the collapsing Euro and the impact this could have on other countries if approved

lördag 10 december 2011

There is a solution

to this financial turbulense mess. And really it's both quite obviouse as it is simple:

1. you write of all bad debt
2. you re-regulate the financial markets.

onsdag 7 december 2011

It's Your Choice, Europe: Rebel Against the Banks or Accept Debt-Serfdom

The European debt Bubble has burst, and the repricing of risk and debt cannot be put back in the bottle.

It's really this simple, Europe: either rebel against the banks or accept decades of debt-serfdom. All the millions of words published about the European debt crisis can be distilled down a handful of simple dynamics. Once we understand those, then the choice between resistance and debt-serfdom is revealed as the only choice: the rest of the "options" are illusory.

torsdag 1 december 2011

Dr. David Hawkins Last few minutes of last public lecture!

The last couple of years his health has declined sharply. He had periods of strength and clarity during the days lecture but seemed to fade a bit during the final goodbye. He said at one point " I cannot see or hear but besides that I am fine". He was in a wheelchair at the end of the lecture and did stand at one point and do a little jig and bless everyone that came.