“I [Putin] want to give you [Hollande] this information. Greece asked us to print Drachmas because they have no longer a printer for this. I want to tell you that this [Grexit] is something that we do not want.”
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, wants to transform the EU into the United States of Europe, complete with its own European defense force. “Member states have a choice: give up on the EU or transform it,” writes Manuel Valls.
When the public does not agree with the establishment's policies about illegal immigration and the protection of national identity, they blame the voters for immaturity, stupidity or fascism. So as the voters persist in retaining their views for national identity and against illegal immigration, the elites in Greece are replacing the native population by giving the illegal immigrants citizenship. There is only one way now to save what is left of Greece: The British way. Exit. Now.
Global markets and US equity futures fell on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 contagion concern, while the dollar rose to its strongest level in 11 weeks and U.S. bonds declined as investors boosted wagers that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.
Like the Titanic, the EU was presented as a “super-state”, one that would be bigger and better than all the others in Europe. It was declared unsinkable. Yet, soon after it was launched, it hit an unexpected iceberg from which it could not recover. Years from now, historians and economists will debate the identity of the EU iceberg. Some will say Brexit, others will say Deutsche Bank. Still others will cite events that we have not yet seen.
Turkey and Russia signed the strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement on Monday. The pipeline will carry Russian natural gas to Turkey and on to Europe under the Black Sea. Moscow and Ankara are also moving forward with plans to create a major energy hub in Turkey, Putin said at the press conference following the signing of the agreement.
"We are not in a recovery and were not really in a traditional recession. People think of a business cycle as a boom, followed by a recession and then there are automatic stabilizers that revive the economy, but this time, we can't revive. And the reason is that every recovery since 1945 has begun with a higher, and higher, and higher level of debt. And the debt is so high now that since 2008 we've been in what I call, debt deflation."
The deep state is unlikely to accept that it’s Check Mate to China and Russia. Increasing desperation and the deep state’s groupthink place a high probability on another false flag operation, or a variant thereof. The world is at a critical juncture already with Syria, where the super-powers are at war through their proxies. Let’s just hope the fears expressed in this article over the senselessness of America’s future actions are overstated.
The end of growth exposes the stupidity and ignorance of all but (and even that’s a maybe) a precious few (of our) ‘leaders’. We are transcending into an entirely different stage of our lives, our economies, our societies. Growth is gone, it went out the window long ago only to be replaced with debt. And that’s going to take a lot of getting used to. But there’s nothing that says we couldn’t see it coming.
"I'm all for immigration and completely open borders to enable opportunity seekers from anyplace to move anyplace else. With two big, critically important, caveats: 1) there can be no welfare or free government services, so everyone has to pay his own way, and no freeloaders are attracted 2) all property is privately owned, to minimize the possibility of squatter camps full of beggars."
While the US media remains fixated on the fact that Donald Trump did not pay taxes in 1995, Sputnik News reports, a major scandal has been unfolding with the State Department mysteriously losing an email that documents potential insider trading on Greek bonds by Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky.