Key Events In The Upcoming Week: US And China Trade Balance And Inflation Data

Tyler Durden's picture

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sellstop's picture

China/US strategic dialogue.

"If you let your currency appreciate at a faster rate we will let ours go down at a slower rate."

Josh Randall's picture

Key event - Drudge Report will stop propagating the myth that Osama was just killed.

Stop being a tool for the cabal Drudge, post past links to him reported dead back in 2002 - do some research already. I think he's scared the US Dollar will tank further if he shies light on the shame too much.  

goldfish1's picture

Key event -

Radioactive strontium detected at Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company has detected high levels of radioactive strontium in soil inside the compound of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Strontium can cause cancer and like calcium it tends to collect in bones once humans inhale it.

Up to 570 becquerels of strontium 90 per kilogram of dry soil were detected in samples taken from 3 locations. They were taken on April 18, about 500 meters from the Number 1 and 2 reactors, between the surface and about 5 centimeters deep. The level detected is about 130 times higher than the previous high, which was measured in Fukushima Prefecture after nuclear tests in the atmosphere, and before the accident at the nuclear plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Company also said it found 4,400 becquerels of radioactive strontium 89 per kilogram of dry soil taken from the same location.

Earlier in March, strontium was detected in soil and plants outside the 30-kilometer zone around the Fukushima plant.

A director of the Japan Chemical Analysis Center, Yoshihiro Ikeuchi, says humans could inhale strontium when wind stirs up the radioactive substance, but the amounts would be very limited. He says the current levels won't be a health hazard to plant workers wearing face masks, but monitoring of strontium levels in the air is needed.

Monday, May 09, 2011 06:04 +0900 (JST)

Atomizer's picture

Josh, not sure how old you are. In the early seventies, children had to hide under their wooden desk for a atomic bomb drill or head out to the main hallway for tornado drills.

I was always a problem child. Always questioning why we are hiding under a wooden desk or situated in the hallway when the ceiling could collapse without my wooden desk.

My parents would receive calls from the school. Only later in life, my parents told me about their inner laughter from the numerous school principal telephone exchanges.

OBL death is just another attempt to condition the masses. Cannot find the original PR movie we saw, this is a recreation.

The Drill

Dead can Dance - 1986 (Indoctrination)

In times of great vexation
When one must choose between what’s right and wrong
Freedom, so they say,
Amounts to the choices you have made
Through all the arbitrary rationale concerning liberty
Freedom, I must say,
Exists within unconditioned minds

Reason has come of age

How can you be satisfied with things the way they are
When all that surrounds us now and so much more
Remains inside the keeper’s dark embrace?
The insatiable thirst for power has made
Idols out of mortals, gods into clay
Soldiers into heros, children into slaves
All damned
Their hopes betrayed

Who will suffer the laws
That state can decide your child’s education
Unless you pay the price?

Refrain (x2)
Who will suffer their laws?
Who will suffer their minds?
Who will suffer their words?
Who will suffer their designs?

jkruffin's picture

First sign the Treasury is in dire straights is the 0% fixed rate on the I-bonds after a 4.6% CPI rate.  Timmy is doing everything to pinch the dollars he has left, and it ain't many.

I am Jobe's picture

The great Econ War has begun bitchezzz. America bend over. After all this you would think that CAP Hill and Treasury will fuck do something different , no that is too much to ask from the idiots who are over educated with no common sense.

Verstehen's picture

How is that Big Society working for England?

mynhair's picture

Yippee!  Higher gas prices = more retail sales!

Blessed recovery, it 'tis.

silberblick's picture

The key event will be to take down the comex.

Here's a comment on this and a hilarious animation (as now seen on exhorting folks to get even against the banksters and government:

JoeSexPack's picture

New margin rise for silver tomorrow, 5-9-11:

Don't fire (buy) 'til you see the whites of their eyes...


lolmao500's picture

Key event... debt ceiling will be raised.