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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kiron Sarkar’s 2012 forecast | The Big Picture

Kiron Sarkar’s 2012 forecast | The Big Picture

The Automatic Earth: December 29 2011: Trends 2012: The End of the Euro, The End of the Investor

The Automatic Earth: December 29 2011: Trends 2012: The End of the Euro, The End of the Investor

Bailout The Movie - Official Film Trailer - Home - The Daily Bail

Bailout The Movie - Official Film Trailer - Home - The Daily Bail

Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved - YouTube

Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved - YouTube

Obama's spin doctor bruises hacks with 'nastygrams' - Americas - World - The Independent

Obama's spin doctor bruises hacks with 'nastygrams' - Americas - World - The Independent

Britain's poorest hit by £2.5bn 'stealth tax' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

Britain's poorest hit by £2.5bn 'stealth tax' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

Christie: "After Three Years Of Obama, We Are Hopeless And Changeless" | RealClearPolitics

Christie: "After Three Years Of Obama, We Are Hopeless And Changeless" | RealClearPolitics

U.S. To Sell $3.48B In Defense Technology To U.A.E. : NPR

U.S. To Sell $3.48B In Defense Technology To U.A.E. : NPR

Quote

"I have learned that the greater part of
our misery or unhappiness is 
determined not by our circumstance 
but by our disposition." 
- Martha Washington 

The Year That Governments Lost Their Credibility - Off the Charts - NYTimes.com

The Year That Governments Lost Their Credibility - Off the Charts - NYTimes.com

Verizon ditches $2 fee after customer uproar | Reuters

Verizon ditches $2 fee after customer uproar | Reuters

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Additional 2012 Predictions: Trade Wars, US Election, Precious Metals, Energy

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Additional 2012 Predictions: Trade Wars, US Election, Precious Metals, Energy

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Spain's Budget Minister says "Serious Budget Shortfalls in All 17 Autonomous Regions"; Primer Minister Announces $19.3 Billion Package of Tax Hikes; Cockroaches and the Theory of the Unexpected

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Spain's Budget Minister says "Serious Budget Shortfalls in All 17 Autonomous Regions"; Primer Minister Announces $19.3 Billion Package of Tax Hikes; Cockroaches and the Theory of the Unexpected

The Czars - John Holdren - YouTube

The Czars - John Holdren - YouTube

Friday, December 30, 2011

Treasurys end year as one of the best 2011 investments as Europe continues to worry investors - The Washington Post

Treasurys end year as one of the best 2011 investments as Europe continues to worry investors - The Washington Post

GM recalling Chevrolet Sonics to check brake pads - Sacramento Business, Housing Market News | Sacramento Bee

GM recalling Chevrolet Sonics to check brake pads - Sacramento Business, Housing Market News | Sacramento Bee

Have the youth given up on Obama? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Have the youth given up on Obama? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

RealClearPolitics - Media Abet Obama's Aloofness on Tough Issues

RealClearPolitics - Media Abet Obama's Aloofness on Tough Issues

Will 2012 be the new Dark Age? | Mail Online

Will 2012 be the new Dark Age? | Mail Online

This Ancient, Deadly Disease Is Still Killing In Europe

This Ancient, Deadly Disease Is Still Killing In Europe

The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value - Forbes

The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value - Forbes

Monty Python – Dennis Moore | The Big Picture

Monty Python – Dennis Moore | The Big Picture

Projecting US Military Power | The Big Picture

Projecting US Military Power | The Big Picture

Which tyrant will fall next? - Middle East - World - The Independent

Which tyrant will fall next? - Middle East - World - The Independent

I Repeat, America Needs To Stop The Lies And The Liars

I Repeat, America Needs To Stop The Lies And The Liars

Leading Syrian citizen journal... (dailystar.com.lb)



Leading Syrian citizen journalist killed
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Dec-30/158395-leading-syrian-citizen-journalist-killed.ashx

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Is Egypt's military worse than... (globalpost.com)


Change is not always your rind.
Is Egypt's military worse than Mubarak?
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/111230/egypt-military-raid-mubarak-samira

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Ron Paul's Lonely Breakfast of... (decoded.nationaljournal.com)



Ron Paul's Lonely Breakfast of Champions
http://decoded.nationaljournal.com/2011/12/ron-pauls-lonely-breakfast-of.php

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The Coming Collapse of China: ... (foreignpolicy.com)



The Coming Collapse of China: 2012 Edition- By Gordon G. Chang
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/12/29/the_coming_collapse_of_china_2012_edition

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U.S. mulls transfer of Taliban... (reuters.com)



U.S. mulls transfer of Taliban prisoner in perilous peace bid
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/29/us-usa-afghanistan-detainees-idUSTRE7BS1B120111229

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The Thinly-Veiled Fed Bailout ... (businessinsider.com)



The Thinly-Veiled Fed Bailout Of Europe
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-thinly-veiled-fed-bailout-of-europe-2011-12

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CATO: Ron Paul "is the only ca... (dailypaul.com)



CATO: Ron Paul "is the only candidate to put together an actual budget proposal"
http://www.dailypaul.com/197784/cato-ron-paul-is-the-only-candidate-to-put-together-an-actual-budget-proposal

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Ron Paul's McCain-Like Path to... (reason.com)



Ron Paul's McCain-Like Path to the Nomination
http://reason.com/archives/2011/12/30/ron-pauls-mccain-like-path-to-the-nomina

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Tale Of The TARP Two Years Later: How The Elite Media Perpetuated The Lies - Home - The Daily Bail

Tale Of The TARP Two Years Later: How The Elite Media Perpetuated The Lies - Home - The Daily Bail

60 Minutes On Medicare Fraud: A $60 Billion Crime - Home - The Daily Bail

60 Minutes On Medicare Fraud: A $60 Billion Crime - Home - The Daily Bail

LIKE A CROCK - How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "In Full And Ahead of Schedule?" Well, It Didn't - Home - The Daily Bail

LIKE A CROCK - How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "In Full And Ahead of Schedule?" Well, It Didn't - Home - The Daily Bail

‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant Alleges in Court Papers | CNSnews.com

‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant Alleges in Court Papers | CNSnews.com

Five Economic Blunders of 2011 and Five Fixes for 2012 - Money Morning

Five Economic Blunders of 2011 and Five Fixes for 2012 - Money Morning

The demise of the dollar - Business News - Business - The Independent

The demise of the dollar - Business News - Business - The Independent

Chart of the Day - A fairly average year

Chart of the Day - A fairly average year

Justice Dept. Weighs Criminal Charges in BP Oil Disaster - YouTube

Justice Dept. Weighs Criminal Charges in BP Oil Disaster - YouTube

China's factories falter, pro-growth policies eyed | Reuters

China's factories falter, pro-growth policies eyed | Reuters

New York Leads States Seeking Internet Lottery Jackpots After U.S. Ruling - Bloomberg

New York Leads States Seeking Internet Lottery Jackpots After U.S. Ruling - Bloomberg

Vigil honors victims of Texas Christmas shooting - Yahoo! News

Vigil honors victims of Texas Christmas shooting - Yahoo! News

DHS takes counterterrorism to the NHL | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner

DHS takes counterterrorism to the NHL | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner

The 25 Highest-Paid CEOs In New York

The 25 Highest-Paid CEOs In New York

Obama To Ask For $1.2 Trillion Debt Ceiling Increase

Obama To Ask For $1.2 Trillion Debt Ceiling Increase

Minnesota Battle Over Proposed Childcare Union Heats Up

Minnesota Battle Over Proposed Childcare Union Heats Up

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Charts of the Day: European Demand Deposits; Global Equity Performance

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Charts of the Day: European Demand Deposits; Global Equity Performance

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: China to Withdraw Support for Foreign Investment in Autos; Three Reasons China Will Not Be a Boon to Global Auto Sales

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: China to Withdraw Support for Foreign Investment in Autos; Three Reasons China Will Not Be a Boon to Global Auto Sales

Americans in the dark on world events and key national policies - YouTube

Americans in the dark on world events and key national policies - YouTube

The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul - YouTube

The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul - YouTube

"Obama's Pig - YouTube

"Obama's Pig - YouTube

TEPCO Believes Mission Accomplished & Regulators Allow Radioactive Dumping in Tokyo Bay | Fairewinds Associates, Inc

TEPCO Believes Mission Accomplished & Regulators Allow Radioactive Dumping in Tokyo Bay | Fairewinds Associates, Inc

Thursday, December 29, 2011

U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' After Egyptian Police Raid Offices Of U.S. Rights Groups | Fox News

U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' After Egyptian Police Raid Offices Of U.S. Rights Groups | Fox News

India Picture – Hindu Temple Photo - National Geographic Photo of the Day

India Picture – Hindu Temple Photo - National Geographic Photo of the Day

Source: Al Qaeda leader sends veteran jihadists to establish presence in Libya - CNN.com

Source: Al Qaeda leader sends veteran jihadists to establish presence in Libya - CNN.com

Go Daddy Officially Opposes SOPA | PCWorld

Go Daddy Officially Opposes SOPA | PCWorld

The Worst of Obama in 2011 | Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

The Worst of Obama in 2011 | Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

What Should the Financial System Actually Look Like? - Forbes

What Should the Financial System Actually Look Like? - Forbes

U.S. cautious in face of mounting criticism on Arab League monitors in Syria - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

U.S. cautious in face of mounting criticism on Arab League monitors in Syria - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

The Blame Game - YouTube

The Blame Game - YouTube

Obama Announces New Federal Reserve Board Nominees

Obama Announces New Federal Reserve Board Nominees

Some Additional Reflections on the Economic Crisis and the Theory of the Cycle - Jesus Huerta de Soto - Mises Daily

Some Additional Reflections on the Economic Crisis and the Theory of the Cycle - Jesus Huerta de Soto - Mises Daily

Watch The 'Chinese Professor' TV Commercial That Is Causing All The Controversy (VIDEO) - Home - The Daily Bail

Watch The 'Chinese Professor' TV Commercial That Is Causing All The Controversy (VIDEO) - Home - The Daily Bail

US Sends Aircraft Carrier Into The Strait Of Hormuz, As Iran Beats Its Chest

US Sends Aircraft Carrier Into The Strait Of Hormuz, As Iran Beats Its Chest

Gold Drops And The Euro Falls Even Further

Gold Drops And The Euro Falls Even Further

Verizon Wireless Announces Payment Fees

Verizon Wireless Announces Payment Fees

What Deleveraging? | The Big Picture

What Deleveraging? | The Big Picture

What Happened To My Country? | The Big Picture

What Happened To My Country? | The Big Picture

Judicial Watch's Top 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in Washington, DC, 2011 - YouTube

Judicial Watch's Top 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in Washington, DC, 2011 - YouTube

The World Seems To Think That The EU Leadership Is Doing Just Fine

The World Seems To Think That The EU Leadership Is Doing Just Fine

Bachmann Loses Her Iowa Campaign Chairman to Ron Paul | CNSnews.com

Bachmann Loses Her Iowa Campaign Chairman to Ron Paul | CNSnews.com

‘None’ Beats Obama in Gallup’s ‘Most Admired’ Survey | CNSnews.com

‘None’ Beats Obama in Gallup’s ‘Most Admired’ Survey | CNSnews.com

Natural Gas Q&A: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics - Money Morning

Natural Gas Q&A: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics - Money Morning

AP sources: US to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia - Yahoo! News

AP sources: US to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia - Yahoo! News

U.S. selling arms to Iraq despite fears - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

U.S. selling arms to Iraq despite fears - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

China To Ban Unauthorized Gold Exchanges

China To Ban Unauthorized Gold Exchanges

Energy Charts Of The Year

Energy Charts Of The Year

Financial Armageddon: Too Much Kool-Aid in the Eggnog

Financial Armageddon: Too Much Kool-Aid in the Eggnog

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: "It's a Mistake To Pursue a United States of Europe" says German Supreme Court Justice in Spiegel Interview ; Interpretation of Interview from Saxo Bank Chief Economist

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: "It's a Mistake To Pursue a United States of Europe" says German Supreme Court Justice in Spiegel Interview ; Interpretation of Interview from Saxo Bank Chief Economist

Bob Chapman rides again


US MARKETS
The game goes on, as German leadership tells us the euro is stable, even as it hits yearly lows. We are told the problem is a crisis in several member states. That may be true, but they all are inseparable. The reassurance from politicians and bankers to calm the market place is beginning to fall on deaf ears. No matter what the cause of the debt crisis it exists and leadership as yet cannot find a solution. Even short-term solutions, such as the use of the EFSF are not going to work. All they will do is gain time. In that process, what happens if France’s credit rating is cut one or two levels? How can France then continue to participate? The present French government has buried the government in losing investments, which we believe in June will force the electorate to choose the Front National to solve national problems. The public, as in most other countries are sick and tired of lies and incompetence from politicians, bankers and bureaucrats possessed with the creation of world government. At this point confidence in the euro is hanging by a thread and Europe’s leadership doesn’t know how to solve the problem. We have seen such crises of confidence often over the past 15 years. It is not unique, but the size of the euro zone is compelling, because the crisis touches so many people. Currency is the vehicle to bring about a solution, but if confidence is lost the currency cannot perform part of its role as monetization continues unabated, confidence continues to fall and inflation as a result flourishes.
It is not that EU leadership doesn’t want a solution; it is that there isn’t a solution, other then to purge the system. In that environment the politicians, bankers and bureaucrats have their power to control the people taken away from them and the citizens take back their countries and their liberty and freedom. The euro has been an unnatural experiment implanted as a nexus for world government. We predicted this in 1992 and nothing has changed. We expected failure and we now have that failure. After years of leveraged profits for the insiders the public is left with unpayable debt.
The debt bomb began with Greece, Ireland and Portugal. It has been followed by Belgium and now Italy and Spain. We see new commitments for bailouts, but will the funds materialize. We are talking more than $1 trillion and that will entail more bank reorganization that is bailouts. That is governments and the public, bailing out the banks again. The debt loads are enormous for sovereigns as well as bankers. European politicians and economists realize six sovereigns are in serious trouble for at least $6 trillion. $4 trillion will be need for Italy and Spain alone, that is just to keep them going sideways. To our way of thinking Greece is a black hole and after elections we believe it will finally default to be followed by Portugal, Ireland and Belgium. We can understand why the sovereigns are so concerned with the group of 6 and the stability of the euro. This is why, without fanfare and very discreetly the Bundesbank, loaned the ECB $644 billion. That is a very large sum of money even for Germany. This transfer loan has been listed under Target 2. We understand why the funds were needed, but will the German public be happy with the program? Remember, 65% were and are against such further programs.
This past week, finally, the ECB’s Long-Term Refinancing Operation (LTRO) became reality. The virtually free money began to flow. Three-year loans of credit flow to keep the euro zone from collapsing. $654 billion will be distributed to 523 banks at a 1% rate of interest. The banks will leverage these funds anywhere from 6 times to 40 times actual face value. These loans are similar to the US FED TARP some three years ago; an offer banks couldn’t refuse. We expect that along the way in funding the 6 weak economies, much more money will be needed – probably at least 3 to 4 times as much. It also means banks will have to rely on the ECB for three or more years for survival. There will be increased risk of bank defaults, banks will be reluctant to lend to each other and that means interest rates will move higher. The excuse for the massive amount of funds is that banks will need these funds to lend to individuals and companies. We believe part of these funds will become available to be lent to sovereigns in trouble. Not to be overlooked, the ECB will allow weaker collateral to be used in obtaining loans, such as toxic waste, MBS and CDO’s, the bonds that contain mortgages. The ECB has also increased 14-day loans from $5.1 billion to $33 billion and 98-day loans to $30 billion as well. All pretence of financial conservatism has been thrown to the four-winds. We can assure part of the unspoken deal is that banks will borrow at 1% and buy toxic sovereign debt at much higher rates of return. Again we have another Ponzi scheme just like we saw in the US previously. Nothing will be done to correct the fall in GDP and unemployment on a longer-term basis. It is more important to bankers to save the banking system and governments. The public is just an afterthought.
In the first quarter $30 billion in bank bonds are maturing. Without these loans from the ECB there would be little lending by these banks constrained by debt service. For 2012 banks will have to refund 35% of their debt, or $800 billion, 75% of which is unsecured.
As an example French banks BNP Paribas SA, Societe General SA, Credit Agricale SA and Group BPCE, which are France’s biggest banks will have to raise $48 billion in the first quarter, something that now they should not have a problem with. They may use derivative structural products a Class A collateral such as prime real estate. Will these new funds available enable these three banks to make for three years and the answer is probably. Still though, overhanging the euro zones is the debt issued by the six problem countries of $681 billion.
Overall euro zone debt that will have to be rolled just in the first quarter will be about $400 billion. The first quarter is the most difficult ever for fundraising. US banks and pension funds are withholding some $80 billion in US dollar funding. That could change with the new ECB loan structure.
Banks raising funds in the market will have to pay more and they’ll have to cover or collateralize all of that debt. As an example French bank external debt is 104% of GDP, of which 60% is short-term. Will they be able to raise those funds? We will just have to wait and see.
In reference to the antics of PM Cameron of the UK, we find them interesting. His complaint about the taxing of trades in the “City of London” may not be the only reason for the disagreement. It could be that England wants to be cut loose from Europe or that Europe wants to be cut loose from the Anglo-American combine. No matter what the reason the UK is moving father away from Europe. In 2014 Scotland is supposed to join the euro. With all the turmoil that may not happen, do they really want to put themselves in the same spot as the British taxpayer has been in having funded all the banks losses since 2008? We don’t believe so. Don’t forget England was the first to have problems and little if any aid came from Europe, the US or even China. This historic fact and with inflationary depression moving forward in the US, UK and England, it could end up every man for himself.
Social and political trends are taking their toll on all three regions. The leadership in the US via both parties is trying to destroy the US Constitution, as being irrelevant. Congressman Ron Paul is the only presidential participant defending Constitutional principles, as the remainder in both parties seeks world government. The experiment, which we have seen played out in Europe over the past 20 years, has been an abject failure. There is no question this is a crucial period in US history, as well as that of the UK and Europe. There is no question upheaval is on the way, particularly in the US. If Ron Paul becomes president much can be rolled back and changed peacefully. Another four years of an Illuminist president could spell violent revolution in the US. The utter temerity of recent legislation, which allows the president to name anyone a terrorist, goes far beyond the pale. It is the throwing of the gauntlet.

Why We Must Stop SOPA

Why We Must Stop SOPA

It's 2012--It's Just Absurd That We're Still Addicted To Middle-Eastern Oil

It's 2012--It's Just Absurd That We're Still Addicted To Middle-Eastern Oil

Why a Democracy Needs Uninformed People - Miller-McCune

Why a Democracy Needs Uninformed People - Miller-McCune

Leaky Homes Show Green Intentions Gone Wrong - Miller-McCune

Leaky Homes Show Green Intentions Gone Wrong - Miller-McCune

Lessons Of Financial Amnesia

Lessons Of Financial Amnesia

Obama And The Rule Of Law On Wall Street - Home - The Daily Bail

Obama And The Rule Of Law On Wall Street - Home - The Daily Bail

Invasion of the Body Scanners: They’re Spreading, But Are They Safe and Effective? - ProPublica

Invasion of the Body Scanners: They’re Spreading, But Are They Safe and Effective? - ProPublica

Job Creation Is The Price We Pay For Obamacare: From “Hire-and-Grow” To “Cut-and-Survive”

Job Creation Is The Price We Pay For Obamacare: From “Hire-and-Grow” To “Cut-and-Survive”

Apple Fined In Italy

Apple Fined In Italy

The "Mystery" of the Endowment Effect - Per Bylund - Mises Daily

The "Mystery" of the Endowment Effect - Per Bylund - Mises Daily

MF Global sows winter of discontent for CME | Reuters

MF Global sows winter of discontent for CME | Reuters

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economic.jpg (1406×881)

Simon Johnson: No One Is Above the Law, Even Megabanks - NYTimes.com

Simon Johnson: No One Is Above the Law, Even Megabanks - NYTimes.com

The Great Economic Divide Makes Everyone Poorer

The Great Economic Divide Makes Everyone Poorer

Whistleblower documents illuminate case against BNY Mellon | Reuters

Whistleblower documents illuminate case against BNY Mellon | Reuters

Heterodox economics: Marginal revolutionaries | The Economist

Heterodox economics: Marginal revolutionaries | The Economist

U.S. warns Iran against closing key oil route | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

U.S. warns Iran against closing key oil route | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter - More Homeowners Using Delaying Tactics to Slow Down Foreclosures

Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter - More Homeowners Using Delaying Tactics to Slow Down Foreclosures

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

111228 - 2012 Predictions - YouTube

111228 - 2012 Predictions - YouTube

Arizona Schools' Mexican-American Studies Program Ruled Illegal; Promotes Racial Resentment | CNSnews.com

Arizona Schools' Mexican-American Studies Program Ruled Illegal; Promotes Racial Resentment | CNSnews.com

Afghanistan Signs Its First Oil Contract – With China | CNSnews.com

Afghanistan Signs Its First Oil Contract – With China | CNSnews.com

OpEdNews - Article: Better than Obama: Why the Establishment is Terrified of Ron Paul

OpEdNews - Article: Better than Obama: Why the Establishment is Terrified of Ron Paul

Investment Forecast: Why 2012 Will Be the Year of the "Micro Boom" - Money Morning

Investment Forecast: Why 2012 Will Be the Year of the "Micro Boom" - Money Morning

The Year In 4 Charts : Planet Money : NPR

The Year In 4 Charts : Planet Money : NPR

Analysis: Saber-rattling in Strait of Hormuz - CNN.com

Analysis: Saber-rattling in Strait of Hormuz - CNN.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Italians Cut Spending in Worst Christmas in 10 Years; Debt in Spanish City of Gandia 50% Higher than Previously Reported; Harsh Times Ahead for All Europe

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Italians Cut Spending in Worst Christmas in 10 Years; Debt in Spanish City of Gandia 50% Higher than Previously Reported; Harsh Times Ahead for All Europe

Big And Bigger

Big And Bigger

WWIII Countdown: CFR declares "Time to Attack Iran" - SCG News 12-27-11 - YouTube

WWIII Countdown: CFR declares "Time to Attack Iran" - SCG News 12-27-11 - YouTube

Still Waiting for Cleanup in Foreclosure Mess - ProPublica

Still Waiting for Cleanup in Foreclosure Mess - ProPublica

Capital Rule A Major Threat To BofA

Capital Rule A Major Threat To BofA

The Competitiveness Distraction - T. Norman Van Cott - Mises Daily

The Competitiveness Distraction - T. Norman Van Cott - Mises Daily

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Attack Dogs Unleashed on Ron Paul; No Need to Rethink Endorsement; Plus Side of Attack Dogs

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Attack Dogs Unleashed on Ron Paul; No Need to Rethink Endorsement; Plus Side of Attack Dogs

Santelli Balances the U.S. Budget

Santelli Balances the U.S. Budget

Asset Safety in the post-MF Global World | The Big Picture

Asset Safety in the post-MF Global World | The Big Picture

IBD: That Damn Ritholtz is a Member of the Media Elite! | The Big Picture

IBD: That Damn Ritholtz is a Member of the Media Elite! | The Big Picture

Holder’s OIG ’Gunwalker’ investigation passes historic milestone today - National gun rights | Examiner.com

Holder’s OIG ’Gunwalker’ investigation passes historic milestone today - National gun rights | Examiner.com

Debt Ceiling Lift Could Trigge... (nationaljournal.com)



QUICK TAKE - Debt Ceiling Lift Could Trigger Fight Before Elections
http://nationaljournal.com/economy/quick-take-debt-ceiling-lift-could-trigger-fight-before-elections-20111227

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Five Things You Should Stop Do... (blogs.hbr.org)



Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/12/five_things_you_should_stop_do.html?referral=00202&cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_-weekly_hotlist-_-hotlist122611

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'Double-Dip' Blow Could Strike... (cnbc.com)



'Double-Dip' Blow Could Strike Big Pharmas in 2012
http://www.cnbc.com/id/45794505

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The Worst C.E.O.'s of 2011 (dealbook.nytimes.com)



The Worst C.E.O.'s of 2011
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/the-worst-c-e-o-s-of-2011/?seid=auto&smid=tw-nytimesdealbook

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For Wall Street Deal Makers, S... (dealbook.nytimes.com)



For Wall Street Deal Makers, Sometimes It Pays to Be Bad
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/for-wall-street-deal-makers-sometimes-it-pays-to-be-bad/?seid=auto&smid=tw-nytimesdealbook

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Dallas Santa Shooter was Musli... (hawaiifreepress.com)



Dallas Santa Shooter was Muslim 'Honor Killer' > Hawaii Free Press > Articles Main
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Obama administration to seek $... (whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com)



Obama administration to seek $1.2 trillion debt ceiling increase
http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/27/obama-administration-to-seek-1-2-trillion-debt-ceiling-increase/

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You Won't Believe How Corrupt,... (endoftheamericandream.com)



You Won't Believe How Corrupt, Lazy And Stinking Rich Our Congress Critters Have Become
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/you-wont-believe-these-statistics-which-show-how-corrupt-lazy-and-stinking-rich-our-congress-critters-have-become

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J.P.Morgan Chief Economist Tel... (blog.mises.org)



J.P.Morgan Chief Economist Tells Lies to Help His Firm and Harm Ron Paul
http://blog.mises.org/20121/j-p-morgan-chief-economist-tells-lies-to-help-his-firm-and-harm-ron-paul/

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South Carolina and Voter ID: W... (blog.heritage.org)



South Carolina and Voter ID: When Politics Drives Law Enforcement
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/27/south-carolina-and-voter-id-when-politics-drives-law-enforcement/

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LTRO 'Bazooka' Is A Disaster As Banks Redeposit Record Amounts With The ECB

LTRO 'Bazooka' Is A Disaster As Banks Redeposit Record Amounts With The ECB

After Protests Over Stoning Sentence for Adultery, Iran May Hang Woman Instead | CNSnews.com

After Protests Over Stoning Sentence for Adultery, Iran May Hang Woman Instead | CNSnews.com

Obama Administration Spending Millions to ‘Better Connect’ People With an Urban Park | CNSnews.com

Obama Administration Spending Millions to ‘Better Connect’ People With an Urban Park | CNSnews.com

USA: Ranks #1 Most Charitable Nation In The World

USA: Ranks #1 Most Charitable Nation In The World

Many NY Homeowners Switching To Nat Gas Heat

Many NY Homeowners Switching To Nat Gas Heat

Gold, Silver, Miners Finding Support Despite Gloom And Doom

Gold, Silver, Miners Finding Support Despite Gloom And Doom

Keiser Report: Merry X-Max & Happy New GIABO! (E227) - YouTube

Keiser Report: Merry X-Max & Happy New GIABO! (E227) - YouTube

Ron Paul: Central Banks, the Polls and attacks against him. - YouTube

Ron Paul: Central Banks, the Polls and attacks against him. - YouTube

The pound could take a hammering in 2012 - MoneyWeek

The pound could take a hammering in 2012 - MoneyWeek

My Mother Wants An iPhone | The Big Picture

My Mother Wants An iPhone | The Big Picture

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Sears to close up to 120 Kmart, Sears Full-line stores | Reuters

Sears to close up to 120 Kmart, Sears Full-line stores | Reuters

OpEdNews - Article: Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate.

OpEdNews - Article: Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate.

Monday, December 26, 2011

While President Obama Arrives in Hawaii Amidst Security and Fanfare, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Slips Quietly into Big Island Resort | Hawaii Reporter

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While President Obama Arrives in Hawaii Amidst Security and Fanfare, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Slips Quietly into Big Island Resort | Hawaii Reporter


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Growing wealth widens distance... (washingtonpost.com)



Growing wealth widens distance between lawmakers and constituents
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/growing-wealth-widens-distance-between-lawmakers-and-constituents/2011/12/05/gIQAR7D6IP_story.html

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The Left's Timeline Turns On (lewrockwell.com)

Brutal.

The Left's Timeline Turns On
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/102241.html

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MSM: Stick to Approved Opinion... (tomwoods.com)



MSM: Stick to Approved Opinions, Citizen
http://www.tomwoods.com/blog/msm-stick-to-approved-opinions-citizen/

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For 2012, TSA expands to train... (dailycaller.com)



For 2012, TSA expands to train stations, ferry docks, subways
http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/26/for-2012-tsa-expands-to-train-stations-ferry-docks-subways/

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Brazil Overtakes Britain as Si... (myfoxny.com)



Brazil Overtakes Britain as Sixth Largest Economy
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Obama’s Green Jobs Program “In... (blog.heritage.org)



Obama's Green Jobs Program "Infused with Politics at Every Level"
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/26/obamas-green-jobs-program-infused-with-politics-at-every-level/

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Lew's Big Idea - Doug French - Mises Daily

Lew's Big Idea - Doug French - Mises Daily

Largest protest since collapse of Soviet Union rocks Russia - Europe - World - The Independent

Largest protest since collapse of Soviet Union rocks Russia - Europe - World - The Independent

Carcinogens Found in Chinese Milk - WSJ.com

Carcinogens Found in Chinese Milk - WSJ.com

BBC News - Farmers warned to do more to prevent sheep rustling

BBC News - Farmers warned to do more to prevent sheep rustling

BBC News - Another Soyuz rocket launch fails

BBC News - Another Soyuz rocket launch fails

Fed Once-Secret Loan Crisis Data Compiled by Bloomberg Released to Public - Bloomberg

Fed Once-Secret Loan Crisis Data Compiled by Bloomberg Released to Public - Bloomberg

BBC News - Syria violence flares as Arab League observers are due

BBC News - Syria violence flares as Arab League observers are due

Rand Paul on Ron Paul's principled leadership. - YouTube

Rand Paul on Ron Paul's principled leadership. - YouTube

NAACP Nelson Linder speaks on Ron Paul and racism - YouTube

NAACP Nelson Linder speaks on Ron Paul and racism - YouTube

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Businesses Exit California and Illinois; Tax and Destroy Policies of Governors Quinn and Brown; Unemployment Rates By State

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Businesses Exit California and Illinois; Tax and Destroy Policies of Governors Quinn and Brown; Unemployment Rates By State

Washinton Post: Dear Santa SEC, Congress, White House | The Big Picture

Washinton Post: Dear Santa SEC, Congress, White House | The Big Picture

OpEdNews - Article: FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists

OpEdNews - Article: FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists

Ron Paul: Why I am running for President - YouTube

Ron Paul: Why I am running for President - YouTube

Sunday, December 25, 2011

"Black Swan" Fund Creator Expl... (zerohedge.com)



"Black Swan" Fund Creator Explains Why Central Planning Has Doomed Us All
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/black-swan-fund-creator-explains-why-central-planning-has-doomed-us-all

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Harvard Business Review (hbr.org)



Harvard Business Review
http://hbr.org/tip?date=122311

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Denial To The SWIFT Degree - H... (zerohedge.com)



Denial To The SWIFT Degree - How In Europe, Even Admission Of A "Plan B" Is Equivalent To Failure
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Max Keiser On The Shocking Rea... (businessinsider.com)



Max Keiser On The Shocking Real Debt To GDP Ratio Of Britain
http://www.businessinsider.com/max-keiser-on-the-shocking-real-debt-to-gdp-ratio-of-britain-2011-12

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Living the Good Life: The Good... (mjperry.blogspot.com)



Living the Good Life: The Good Old Days Are Now
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2011/12/living-good-life-good-old-days-are-now.html

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GOP Senator: Tea Party Challen... (theblaze.com)


Establishment GOP RINO whiner.
GOP Senator: Tea Party Challenges 'Killed Off' Chances for Republican Majority in Senate
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/gop-senator-tea-party-challenges-killed-off-chances-for-republican-majority-in-senate/

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Ron Paul supporters: Uncut vid... (thehill.com)



Ron Paul supporters: Uncut video shows he didn't 'storm out' of CNN interview
http://thehill.com/video/campaign/201317-ron-paul-supporters-uncut-video-shows-he-didnt-storm-out-of-cnn-interview

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Balancing the Budget: It’s Ent... (biggovernment.com)



Balancing the Budget: It's Entitlements Stupid
http://biggovernment.com/bbaugus/2011/12/25/balancing-the-budget-its-entitlements-stupid/

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Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: College Football Nothing But a Free Farm-System for the NFL; Who are the Winners and Losers in the Current System?

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: College Football Nothing But a Free Farm-System for the NFL; Who are the Winners and Losers in the Current System?

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: "Full Faith and Credit" of General Obligation Bonds Comes to Critical Test in Alabama Bankruptcy

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: "Full Faith and Credit" of General Obligation Bonds Comes to Critical Test in Alabama Bankruptcy

No, Melissa, There Isn't a Santa Claus - D.W. MacKenzie - Mises Daily

No, Melissa, There Isn't a Santa Claus - D.W. MacKenzie - Mises Daily

No, Melissa, There Isn't a Santa Claus - D.W. MacKenzie - Mises Daily

No, Melissa, There Isn't a Santa Claus - D.W. MacKenzie - Mises Daily:

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Santa Sessions - YouTube

Santa Sessions - YouTube

Five Fallacies of the Keystone Oil Pipeline - Money Morning

Five Fallacies of the Keystone Oil Pipeline - Money Morning

Remy: Grandma Got Indefinitely Detained (A Very TSA Christmas) - YouTube

Remy: Grandma Got Indefinitely Detained (A Very TSA Christmas) - YouTube