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BRICS dumping euro amid simmering EU banking crisis

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People withdraw money from Bank of Cyprus ATM’s while employees gather outside the bank’s headquarters in Athens. Brussels has been forced to eat a generous slice of humble pie: A massive sell-off of the euro is underway in the wake of a persistent financial crisis, as holdings in the European …

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Medal of dishonour: US veterans dump awards outraged by endless wars

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYLhCfcDuXI[/youtube] RT speaks to US veterans who feel betrayed by the system that pushed them into fighting America’s false-pretense wars, as the former soldiers throw out their medals which they deem symbols of lies. Dubbed true patriots, they followed the order to fight their country’s battles. Scott Olsen …

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This time had better be different: Australian Housing Prices and the Banks

In last week’s post I showed that there is a debt-financed, government-sponsored bubble in Australian house prices (click here and here for earlier installments on the same topic). This week I’ll consider what the bursting of this bubble could mean for the banks that have financed it. Figure 1 Betting the House For two decades after …

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US economy summed up in 9 charts

US economy in 9 charts

Some folks were peddling fiction… for everyone else, there’s this reality! No child (or student, or poor person, or grandchild, or debtholder, or healthy person, or retiree, or African American, or family, or homeowner, or renter) left behind untouched… Now that is a legacy. SOURCE

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Iceland sticks it to international bankers and writes off massive mortgage debt

Iceland

Iceland’s government has announced that it will be writing off up to 24,000 euros ($32,600) of every household’s mortgage, fulfilling its election promise, despite overwhelming criticism from international financial institutions. The measure was introduced by the country’s prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the leader of the Progressive Party which won …

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UK banks won’t survive another recession

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Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has warned that British banks are too weak to weather another financial crisis, adding that government officials haven’t “got to the heart” of what went wrong in 2008. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Monday, King criticised current measures being taken by the …

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Chilean activist sets fire to $500m worth of student debt documents

Francisco Tapia

Chilean activist and artist Francisco Tapia, also known as ‘Papas Fritas,’ has stolen and burnt $500 million worth of “pagares,” or debt papers. He then uploaded the video onto social media, claiming he had “freed” students by setting the papers alight. The artist made his claim in a video that …

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Why the hell is Belgium buying so much US debt?

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The tiny country of Belgium – my beloved hunting grounds for three years a while back – with a GDP of $484 billion, a country which you can cross by bicycle in a single day if you’re really fit, a country that became famous to the chagrin of some people …

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Ron Paul: “It’s going to get much, much worse”

Ron Paul

Dr. Ron Paul has long been a leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, civil liberty, and non-interventionist foreign policies. His last term in the U.S. House of Representatives ended earlier this year, so we caught up with the former Congressman to get his latest …

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Dear Jamie Dimon…

Jamie Dimon

Dear Jamie Dimon, We hope this letter finds you well, we are here to offer a helping hand. We see the recently reported $2billion loss at JP Morgan as just the tip of the iceberg of much bigger problems with the company. Word on the street is that the true …

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Gold’s bull market…it’s only just begun

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Gold jumped up on the eve of the U.S. election. It seemed to be looking beyond… and indeed it was. Gold continued rising as the attention then turned to the fiscal cliff and escalating tensions in the Middle East. The markets have been focusing on the next major problem. The …

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Over a million protesters demand Catalonian independence from Spain

A million and a half people took to the streets of Barcelona, according to police estimates, to demand independence for the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia as the country as a whole faces crippling debt. At least one train and more than 1,000 coaches were chartered to bring supporters from …

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Greece’s banking industry secretly gets €100 billion

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Greece’s struggling banking industry has been secretly injected with around €100 billion in emergency liquidity from the country’s central bank which was approved by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, according to the FT. This follow reports of a ‘run’ developing on Greek banks last week, which were emphatically denied …

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If Greece exits, here is what happens

Now that the Greek exit is back to being topic #1 of discussion, just as it was back in the fall of 2011, and the media has been flooded by groundless speculation posited by journalists who have never used excel in their lives and are merely paid mouthpieces of bigger bank interests …

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China can now monetize US debt directly

The Treasury, apparently dissatisfied with the speed of indirect bank and/or Fed-inspired monetization of its exponentially rising debt-load at ever-cheaper costs of funds, decided in June 2011 to allow the Chinese, with their equally large bucket of USDs to bid directly for US Treasuries. As Reuters reports, China can now bypass Wall …

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China to dump the US dollar in oil trade

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China is planning to launch its own oil benchmark in October, similar to Brent and WTI, striving for a more important role in establishing crude prices. Unlike the Western benchmarks, the Chinese contracts will be nominated in the yuan, not the US dollar. Shanghai International Energy Exchange sent a draft …

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Putin drafts bill to dump the dollar and euro

Putin Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that aims to eliminate the US dollar and the euro from trade between CIS countries. This means the creation of a single financial market between Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries of the former Soviet Union. “This would help …

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How debt settlement programs can reduce your debt for good

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Debt can be a scary thing, no matter who you are or what your financial situation looks like. Even people with good jobs and stable home lives can find themselves in precarious situations due to mounting debt or reckless spending. Don’t procrastinate It’s easy to ignore a small mountain of debt …

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America’s debt vizualized

We kicked butt in the Olympics and landed on Mars. It’s been a pretty good month of the United States but with the elections coming up around the corner our economy has become a major battle between Romney and Obama. The fact is our great country owes a lot of …

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