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Politics

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Feeding off the Syrian Carcase / Politics / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAn uncle of mine, a quite extraordinary individual, used to say that he was privileged to have a ‘ringside seat’ when viewing the rampages of capitalism. To which I must add that the ticket to gain admission has been extremely costly, for the planet, but not for my uncle in spite of his lefty leanings. But privileged he was, as all of us are here in the West, insulated from the worst extremes of Empire by all those dead brown bodies.

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Politics

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Banker Occupied Europe and America / Politics / Credit Crisis 2012

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMoney power rules. Across Europe and America, governments follow banker diktats. They demand economies and people suffer to assure they're paid.

Money power in private hands and democracy can't co-exist. It buys what it wants at the expense of government of, by and for the people. It never was and isn't now.

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Politics

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Millions of Evangelical Christians Want to Start World War III … to Speed Up the Second Coming / Politics / US Politics

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMillions of Americans believe that Christ will not come again until Israel wipes out its competitors and there is widespread war in the Middle East. Some of these folks want to start a huge fire of war and death and destruction, so that Jesus comes quickly.

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Politics

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crude Oil and Curreny Markets Instability: Petro-Dollars and the Oil Bourse / Politics / Crude Oil

By: Bob_Chapman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSeveral years ago free trade, globalization, offshoring and outsourcing were discussed in the major media. As time wore on the issues disappeared and now it is not easy to find discussions of these policies virtually anywhere as the drain of jobs and companies leave the third world.

Not only have the better paying jobs been leaving, but the destruction of economic independence and sovereignty has been a victim as well, something few professionals, never mind the public, thinks about. If America is to ever have an economic recovery there will have to be trade legislation with tariffs on goods and services.

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Politics

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Exploring the Not-So-Altruistic Aspects of the Buffett Tax Rule / Politics / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy Robert Ross, Casey Research This week, President Obama released his $3.8-trillion budget for fiscal year 2013. The plan calls for new taxes on the wealthy, a restructuring of the tax code, and short-term infrastructure spending aimed at boosting the economy (albeit artificially).

Also included in the budget are limitations on subsidies for oil and gas companies, an end to the Bush tax cuts, and a proposal to raise taxes on dividends, which could be as high as 39.6% for households making over $250,000 per year.

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Politics

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vanguard's Bogle: Tax Breaks For Private Equity Firms are 'Ridiculous' / Politics / Financial Markets 2012

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleVanguard Group founder John Bogle spoke with Bloomberg Television's Betty Liu yesterday at the Bloomberg Link Portfolio Manager Mash-Up conference in New York.

Bogle said that lower tax rates for certain types of gains earned by private equity firms are "ridiculous" and "I'm arguing for the capital gains rate taxable as ordinary income."

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Politics

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fears Coalition Government Reforms May Destroy the UK Solar Industry / Politics / Renewable Energy

By: OilPrice_Com

James Burgess writes: Young industries such as the renewable energy sectors rely heavily on government funding and incentives to help them achieve a level of competition with the well-established industries out there.

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Politics

Friday, February 17, 2012

How Increased Iranian Sanctions Affect South Africa / Politics / Africa

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe U.S. new sanctions initiative, strongly supported by Israel, to impose new sanctions against Iran, is designed to punish it for its purported covert nuclear weapons program by imposing new restrictions on Tehran.

As a result, many of Iran's oil customers are scrambling to avoid collateral damage to their economies.

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Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Obama: A One-and-Done President? / Politics / US Politics

By: Casey_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEditors of The Casey Report, Casey Research writes: President Obama promised to turn around the floundering economy that he inherited from his predecessor. He promised jobs. He promised transparency. Not only did he not deliver on those campaign promises, he has led the nation further into the abyss on all counts. Today we are less prosperous, deeper in debt, and enjoy fewer liberties than when Obama first stepped into the Oval Office. His own party is losing faith in the messiah.

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Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2012

U.S. Secret Armies Gear Up for Global War / Politics / US Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBill Van Auken writes: The “tide of war is receding” is a phrase President Barack Obama has employed ad nauseam—once in his State of the Union address, twice in the course of remarks last month at the unveiling of the Pentagon's new military strategy document, once again during his speech at the United Nations, also in his announcement of troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan, and in a Veteran's Day address.

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Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2012

U.S. Lawmakers Help Themselves to Congressional Pork / Politics / UK Politics

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: For members of Congress, the only thing better than getting "pork" for the folks back home is getting a slice of that pork for themselves.

Pork, also known as earmarks, describes the long-standing Congressional practice of steering tax money back to home districts to pay for expensive, constituent-pleasing projects.

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Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Central Banks Financial Terrorism / Politics / Credit Crisis 2012

By: Bob_Chapman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy decree, by the privately owned Federal Reserve, zero interest rates are here to stay. You do not get to borrow at those rates, only the member banks do. In the latest currency swap (loan) from the Fed to the ECB, European Central Bank, as we noted in previous issues over the last two months, that Europe has been forced to join the Anglo-American system. The system of zero interest rates and the continual creation of money and credit. Due to the Fed’s ability to create endless supplies of money and credit it eventually took over the control of ECB and European monetary policy. These policies starkly point out the zero interest rates and monetary policy of endless money creation is the path to be taken probably by all in the system to lesser or greater degrees. That means no savings and that leaves speculation and the purchase of gold and silver related assets.

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Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Financial Oligarch Power Raping Greece / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn February 12, Greece's banker controlled parliament passed sweeping austerity measures on top of multiple previous rounds.

New ones include:

sacking 15,000 public workers in 2012 and 150,000 by 2015;
slashing private sector wages by 20%;
lowering monthly minimum wages from 750 to 600 euros;
cutting fast disappearing monthly unemployment benefits from 460 to 360 euros; and
reducing pensions many Greeks need to survive by 15%.

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Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Greece From Despair to Resistance: Test Site for Neoliberal Social Engineering / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePanagiotis Sotiris writes: On Sunday 12 February 2012 the people of Greece, in demonstrations and street fights all over the country expressed in a massive, collective and heroic way their anger against the terms of the new loan agreement dictated by the EU-ECB-IMF ‘troika’ (European Union, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund). Workers, youth, students filled the streets with rage, defying the extreme aggression by police forces, setting another example of struggle and solidarity.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Is a US-Iran War Inevitable? / Politics / US Politics

By: Casey_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInterviewed by Louis James, Casey Research US-Iranian saber-rattling or impending shoot-out? In his usual, candid manner, contrarian investor Doug Casey talks about why he believes it's serious this time… why the US is the greatest threat to peace today… why Iran might move towards a gold standard… and what smart investors should do.

L: Doug-sama, I've heard you say you think the US is setting Iran up to be the next fall guy in the wag-the-dog show – do you think it could really come to open warfare?

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