Images 20/8/17

•August 21, 2017 • 12 Comments

mmm..kings man..

arnold..son of a nazi..

paris jackson..

love these old paintings..what had they been told?

ww2 poster made by germany..

what times are we in?

i hope this is a coincidence..

truth..

one of (((them))) as well..what a shock!

more inconvenient truth..

bernays would know..its propaganda..in HD..

talk about putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop..

a banksy mural found in israel this month..who has a wall?

click for alarmism..its big and deadly..scared yet?

dog whistling at its finest..two different publications come up with the same idea..

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Soros continues betting against US stock market despite mounting losses

•August 21, 2017 • 4 Comments

https://www.rt.com/business/399645-soros-stock-market-bet-trump/

US regulatory filings show George Soros is still investing in options that will profit him only if the stock market they are linked to declines in value.

Soros Fund Management held put options on PowerShares QQQ Trust, SPDR S&P 500 ETF, iShares Russell 2000 ETF as of June 30. Each is an exchange-traded fund that tracks a broad US stock market index. The bet is worth $1.8 billion. Soros stands to profit only if the stock market falls.

Michael Vachon, a spokesman for Soros Fund Management, said the company would not comment on the filing.

In January, Soros said “it’s impossible to predict” US President Donald Trump’s actions, but he was nonetheless sure the market would plunge.

Soon after the election, Soros lost over $1 billion by taking a short position on the market. While Soros called Trump a “would-be dictator,” and predicted uncertainty and a sell-off after his win, the markets have rallied significantly.

The US S&P500 index is up over 10 percent this year, the Nasdaq is up 18 percent, and Dow Jones is up over 11 percent.

Soros is best known for making a fortune on his short play against the British pound. On 16 September 1992, Soros’ $10 billion short position on the pound forced the Bank of England to withdraw Sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) after it was unable to keep the currency above its agreed lower limit in the ERM.

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stubborn or wise?

“Soon after the election, Soros lost over $1 billion by taking a short position on the market. While Soros called Trump a “would-be dictator,” and predicted uncertainty and a sell-off after his win, the markets have rallied significantly.”

hmm..

“US regulatory filings show George Soros is still investing in options that will profit him only if the stock market they are linked to declines in value.”

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91 volcanoes found under Antarctic ice

•August 21, 2017 • 1 Comment

http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/91-volcanoes-found-under-antarctic-ice/news-story/c9e9e7a9dc9261d0f23f520f557cc70c

Scientists believe they have found the largest volcanic region on earth – under the ice of Antarctica.

A remote survey discovered 91 volcanoes ranging in height from 100m to 3850m in a massive region known as the West Antarctic Rift System.

Geologists and ice experts say the range has similarities to east Africa’s volcanic ridge, acknowledged to be the densest concentration of volcanoes in the world.

University of Edinburgh researchers remotely surveyed the underside of the ice sheet for hidden peaks of basalt rock, like those of other volcanoes in the region whose tips push above the ice.

They analysed the shape of the land beneath using measurements from ice-penetrating radar and compared the findings with satellite and database records, as well as geological information from aerial surveys.

The study, which is the first of its kind, was proposed by Max van Wyk de Vries, a third-year student at the University of Edinburgh.

Scientists hope it will help them understand how volcanoes can influence long-term fluctuations in the ice sheet and how the continent has changed in past climates.

The study has been published in the Geological Society Special Publications series.

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thats a lot..and buried under ice and snow..

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Assange meets U.S. congressman..vows to prove Russia did not leak

•August 18, 2017 • 5 Comments

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346904-assange-meets-us-congressman-vows-to-prove-russia-did-not-leak-him

Julian Assange told a U.S. congressman on Tuesday he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents he published during last year’s election did not come from Russia and promised additional helpful information about the leaks in the near future.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who is friendly to Russia and chairs an important House subcommittee on Eurasia policy, became the first American congressman to meet with Assange during a three-hour private gathering at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for years,

Rohrabacher recounted his conversation with Assange to The Hill.

“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said,  “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.

Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Donald Trump.

“Julian also indicated that he is open to further discussions regarding specific information about the DNC email incident that is currently unknown to the public,” he added.

U.S. intelligence has insisted it has solid proof — which it has not made public — that Russia was behind last year’s election hacks that embarrassed Democrats, including unflattering revelations about nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta.

Assange has suggested in the past that Russia wasn’t the source of his leaked information. Tuesday marked the first time he has engaged with a U.S. lawmaker.

Assange has been living at Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012 after seeing diplomatic asylum. He rose to prominence after publishing thousands of sensitive U.S. diplomatic and military documents that included leaks related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The Wikileaks is a controversial figure; a hero to supporters who argue his leaks unveiled critical information about the evils of U.S. military and foreign policy, and a villain to critics, including many GOP lawmakers, who argue the leaks jeopardized national security.

Rohrabacher’s visit with Assange, as a result, is likely to be controversial with many of his collagues.

Rohrabacher said he had information he planned to carry back to Trump when he returned to the United States, including a request that the WikiLeaks organization be given a news media seat inside the White House press room.

“Julian passionately argued the case that WikiLeaks was vital to informing the public about controversial though necessary issues. He hoped that Wikileaks — an award winning journalistic operation — might be granted a seat in the White House press corps. As a former newsman myself I can’t see a reason why they shouldn’t be granted news status for official press conferences,” he said.

As for other information to be given to the president, Rohrabacher said: “We left with the understanding that we would be going into further details in the near future. The rest of the message is for the president directly and I hope to convey it to him as more details come in.”

Rohrabacher said the meeting occurred with Assange, his lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, and a businessman named Charles Johnson in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

“Unbeknownst to me I am the first member of Congress to visit there with Mr. Assange,” he said.

The lawmaker also said Assange appeared in good health, allaying concerns his time in asylum at the embassy had taken a toll.

“Contrary to what the fake news media has alleged Julian seemed in good health and committed to his principles,” he said.

Trump has at times praised Assange, and used a Fox News interview this year with the Wikileaks founder to cast doubt on Russia’s involvement in the DNC leak.

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two words..seth rich..

dnc wasnt hacked..it was an inside job and some very lazy password setting..russia has as much involvement in this as i have in the kazakhstan space program..

“We left with the understanding that we would be going into further details in the near future. The rest of the message is for the president directly and I hope to convey it to him as more details come in.”

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Buffett dropped GE and signalled the end of an era

•August 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/warren-buffett-ge-stock-price-underperformance-end-of-an-era-2017-8?r=US&IR=T

Warren Buffett is out on General Electric.

During the second quarter — as the sprawling conglomerate continued to flounder and announced the exit of long-time CEO Jeffrey Immelt — the Berkshire Hathaway chief decided to move on, dumping what remained of the holdings his firm acquired back in 2008 after lending $US3 billion to GE during the depths of the financial crisis.

Buffett cashed out 10.6 million shares worth $US315 million, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All told, Buffett netted a $US1 billion profit from his $US3 billion investment, according to the Wall Street Journal. Buffett continues to be a shareholder of Synchrony Financial, a provider of private label credit cards which split off from GE in 2015.

One on hand, the investment in GE was comparatively small, given the breadth and scope of both Berkshire Hathaway, a $US432 billion company, and GE, a $US217 billion company with massive business units focused on power, energy, oil and gas, healthcare, and aviation.

But losing the imprimatur of the world’s greatest investor is no small deal, and it highlights the uncertainty facing one of America’s oldest and most storied blue-chip businesses. Coupled with the management overhaul, which came earlier than anticipated, this appears to the end of an era for GE.

“The GE narrative is as open and undefined as it’s been in decades,” Stephen Tusa Jr., an analyst with JPMorgan, said in a July research note following the announcement of Immelt’s decision to step down. “While we expect a fresh start, a positive, we don’t see a quick or easy fix to the current predicament.”

GE’s newly appointed CEO John Flannery faces a mammoth task in righting the ship and boosting profitability.

The company’s stock price has lagged, even as the broader market has soared — dropping 20% so far in 2017 while the S&P 500 is up 9%.

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“Buffett cashed out 10.6 million shares worth $US315 million, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All told, Buffett netted a $US1 billion profit from his $US3 billion investment, according to the Wall Street Journal. ”

the rich get richer..the poor get the picture..

“Coupled with the management overhaul, which came earlier than anticipated, this appears to the end of an era for GE.”

what now?

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Global nuclear power capacity could double by 2050

•August 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

https://www.rt.com/business/399277-global-nuclear-power-capacity/

The world’s installed nuclear power capacity could increase by 123 percent in 2050 compared to 2016 levels, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report this week.

These projections, however, are the so-called high in 2050. In the low case, the IAEA estimates are for a decline in capacity in the near future, followed by a rebound to current levels nearer 2050. In the high case, nuclear capacity is expected to rise from 2016 levels by 42 percent in 2030, 83 percent in 2040, and by 123 percent by mid-century.

The main factors that are and will be influencing the future of nuclear energy are public acceptance, financing, and electricity markets.

“If nuclear power’s potential as a low-carbon energy source grows in recognition and advanced reactor designs further improve both safety and radioactive waste management, the use of nuclear power could grow significantly,” the IAEA says.

At the end of 2016, installed nuclear capacity reached 392 gigawatts (electrical) (GW(e)), which was the highest level ever, according to the IAEA.

However, funding and safety will be crucial to the development of nuclear energy.

“The safety performance of nuclear installations is crucial to the future of nuclear power, as a strong safety record is essential for its public acceptance,” the IAEA commented, noting that “The financing of nuclear projects is challenging, given the highly capital-intensive nature of such projects, their resulting sensitivity to interest rates and construction durations, and the nature of the uncertainties.”

North America and Europe will see declines in nuclear capacity, while China’s nuclear energy plans will be the main driver of growth, the IAEA reckons.

Oil supermajors BP and ExxonMobil also project that China’s installed nuclear capacity growth will be the key driver of this type of power generation.

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from west to east..

“North America and Europe will see declines in nuclear capacity, while China’s nuclear energy plans will be the main driver of growth, the IAEA reckons.”

not wind farms?? how strange..

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The Atlantic Council: Experts on the front line of disinformation

•August 18, 2017 • 1 Comment

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/397599-atlantic-council-nato-sanctions-russia/

NATO’s academic wing has been warning about disinformation for years. And it’s no wonder when its staff and contributors are so well-versed in the practice themselves.

The Atlantic Council is an organization dedicated to discussion between people who hate Russia and folk who really, really hate Russia. Thus, amid the current hysteria, it’s Christmas every day for its assorted staff and “fellows” or, to use a more accurate term, ‘lobbyists.’

For the uninitiated, it’s difficult to explain what exactly the Atlantic Council does. Essentially, the club exists to influence the information space to justify NATO’s continued existence. It does that by either employing Russia’s opponents directly or offering retainers to journalists and media analysts who can be relied upon to push the outfit’s anti-Russian stance. Which, of course, is its lifeblood.

While the Atlantic Council is set-up to promote antagonism toward Russia, it also needs it. Because if Russia combusted tomorrow, everyone on the payroll would be out of a job. So, it’s like the famous U2 song “I can’t live, with or without you.” But unlike the protagonist of that ditty, these guys don’t give themselves away. Instead, this NATO adjunct is lavishly funded, by a roll call of famous entities.

Such as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi’s National Oil Company, the Ukrainian World Congress, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Raytheon Company, the US State Department and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is the plaything of a Ukrainian oligarch.

Some of the more prominent beneficiaries of the resultant money tree include Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins, CNN’s Michael Weiss, Crowdstrike’s Dmitri Alperovitch, Obama advisor Evelyn Farkas and Maxim Eristavi of Ukraine’s Maidan. All of whom are conveniently united by their hostility to all things Russian.

The Atlantic Council’s content ranges from very anti-Russian to extremely anti-Russian. For instance, it carries articles by the likes of Alexander Motyl, who predicted Russia’s imminent collapse in January of 2016, before warning in January of 2017 that Moscow was planning a major land invasion of Ukraine. Which is Russophrenia at its finest, in fairness. Nevertheless, Motyl is a shrinking violet compared to Atlantic Council lobbyist Anders Aslund, who foresawRussia’s demise way back in September 1999. And now, almost eighteen years later, he’s still hanging around for the big moment. In the manner of a Seventh Day Adventist awaiting the second coming of Jesus, any day now.

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the atlantic council..pffftt..

“The Atlantic Council is an organization dedicated to discussion between people who hate Russia and folk who really, really hate Russia. Thus, amid the current hysteria, it’s Christmas every day for its assorted staff and “fellows” or, to use a more accurate term, ‘lobbyists.’”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Council

“this NATO adjunct is lavishly funded, by a roll call of famous entities. Such as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi’s National Oil Company, the Ukrainian World Congress, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Raytheon Company, the US State Department and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is the plaything of a Ukrainian oligarch.”

check it out..

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