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Politics

Monday, July 25, 2011

Black Hole Finance Debt Slavery - Black Swan Events / Politics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo the political and corporate elite, debt is the route to Federal Europe. That sounds grand and sombre, calculated and organized, but in fact federalizing European debts and deficits is nothing more than repeating the circus act of the present financial and monetary crisis. Europe has a black hole of public debt, swallowing all and any assets, and can only only deliver Black Swan events, that by definition are strange, unpredicted and unprecedented.

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Politics

Monday, July 25, 2011

Democrats, Republicans Push for Deeper U.S. Spending Cuts / Politics / US Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Martin writes: The latest turn in the bipartisan talks on the federal debt ceiling demonstrates that both Wall Street and its political representatives in Washington are making use of the debt ceiling deadline to push through historic cuts in social spending.

White House-led negotiations on a measure to lift the debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline set by the Treasury collapsed Friday after House Speaker John Boehner, the leading congressional Republican, pulled out.

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Politics

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Geopolitics of Water in the Nile River Basin / Politics / Water Sector

By: Global_Research

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleProf. Majeed A. Rahman writes: In Africa, access to water is one of the most critical aspects of human survival. Today, about one third of the total population lack access to water. Constituting 300 million people and about 313 million people lack proper sanitation. (World Water Council 2006). As result, many riparian countries surrounding the Nile river basin have expressed direct stake in the water resources hitherto seldom expressed in the past. In this paper, I argue that due to the lack of consensus over the use of the Nile basin regarding whether or not “water sharing” or “benefit sharing” has a tendency to escalate the situation in to transboundary conflict involving emerging dominant states such as the tension between Ethiopia-Egypt over the Nile river basin.  At the same time, this paper further contributes to the Collier- Hoeffler conflict model in order to analyze the transboundary challenges, and Egypt’s position as the hegemonic power in the horn of Africa contested by Ethiopia.   Collier- Hoeffler model is used to predict the occurrence of conflicts as a result of empirical economic variables in African states given the sporadic civil strife in many parts of Africa. In order to simplify my argument and analysis, I focused on Ethiopia and Egypt to explicate the extent of water crisis in the North Eastern part of Africa.

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Politics

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Peacock Syndrome – America’s Fatal Disease / Politics / US Debt

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution."  - Aldous Huxley

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Politics

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Falling False Flags: The Norway Massacre and The Rise of Fascist Societies / Politics / Social Issues

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of Rupert Murdoch's remaining moneygrubbing, gutter filling recyclable fish and chip wrappers, the UK "Sun", was predictably lightning fast with the scoop, its headline screaming:  "Al Qaeda's Massacre, Norway's 9/11".

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Politics

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction / Politics / US Politics

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe criminal class in Washington is bipartisan, united against working household interests. In fact, lawmakers yield on virtually everything big money wants, notably when banks and other corporate favorites are affected.

Last December, Obama capitulated to Republicans, rigging a deal for up to $1 trillion dollars in handouts, mostly to corporate giants and America's wealthy with working households almost entirely left out.

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Politics

Sunday, July 24, 2011

What the U.S. Government Will Never Tell You About the Debt Crisis / Politics / US Debt

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week, I devoted the latest issue of The 12% Letter to the debt ceiling... and how it will affect us as investors.

After sifting through the government's numbers and mindless claims of "Armageddon," I believe it should not worry you as an investor. And I'm convinced as ever the "debt ceiling" debate is a dog and pony show that distracts Americans from our country's biggest problem.

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Politics

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Financial Armageddon is Looking Better and Better / Politics / US Debt

By: Bill_Bonner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIs there a fender anywhere in Christendom that the financial authorities have not dented yet?

They are lost without a compass. They are up the river without a paddle. At the automatic teller without a pin number. They have no theory that has not been discredited. They have no experience which does not contradict them.

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Politics

Friday, July 22, 2011

Norway Terror Bomber, Shooter Photo, Murdoch Press 'The Sun' Blames Al-Qeada! / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The horrific events in Oslo, Norway today that started with a large city centre bomb blast shortly followed by a nearby shoot spree at holiday island of Utoya have resulted in at least 80 murders, most of whom are teenagers.

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Politics

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pentagon Seeks to Manipulate Social Media for Propaganda Purposes / Politics / US Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWired reported on Friday: The Pentagon is looking to build a tool to sniff out social media propaganda campaigns and spit some counter-spin right back at it.

On Thursday, Defense Department extreme technology arm Darpa unveiled its Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program. It’s an attempt to get better at both detecting and conducting propaganda campaigns on social media. SMISC has two goals. First, the program needs to help the military better understand what’s going on in social media in real time — particularly in areas where troops are deployed. Second, Darpa wants SMISC to help the military play the social media propaganda game itself.

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Politics

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Class Politics of the U.S. Debt Ceiling Crisis / Politics / US Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Martin writes: Washington, reinforced by the commentaries in the corporate-controlled media, both liberal and conservative.

Why is the demand for “deficit reduction” now being voiced so unanimously in every quarter of official American politics? What are the fundamental class issues that underlie this campaign?

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Politics

Friday, July 22, 2011

David Cameron and the Murdoch Affair / Politics / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe political/corporate class must be ruing the day email arrived, it is proving to be the undoing of many a powerful individual and perhaps even the downfall of the government? But only if the media do the job they claim to be doing, investigating malfeasance at every level.

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Politics

Friday, July 22, 2011

U.S. Economy Destroyed, Washington Is the Enemy / Politics / US Politics

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecently, the bond rating agencies that gave junk derivatives triple-A ratings threatened to downgrade US Treasury bonds if the White House and Congress did not reach a deficit reduction deal and debt ceiling increase. The downgrade threat is not credible, and neither is the default threat. Both are make-believe crises that are being hyped in order to force cutbacks in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

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Politics

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kamikaze War on U.S. Debt Ceiling / Politics / US Debt

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNew York: During World War 2, the Japanese deployed units of pilots who turned their planes into bombs, and sacrificed themselves in the name of their emperor in a holy war against US ships. They would aim for the deck of aircraft carriers and do as much damage as they could at a cost of their equipment and their lives.

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Politics

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sarkozy Saves Greece And Launches The F.S.F. / Politics / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a classic of its type, French president Nicolas Sarkozy, 21 July evening time in Brussels, gave what looked and sounded like an impromptu press conference but supposedly wasn't. In a state of high excitement he explained how almost alone, or at least with German chancellor Angela Merkel they had saved Greece. The figures thrown out by Sarkozy were part of the circus show, for example that Greek debt, in 1 year, had grown by about 100 billion euro or by nearly 40 percent of GNP, to what Sarkozy claimed was 350 billion euro, which is difficult on a GNP he also claimed as 230 bn euro this year. To be sure, 10 or 20 bn euro this way or that counts for little, in such exciting times.

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