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Fighting Breaks Out As Ukraine Deploys Tanks, APCs, Troops In Slavyansk: Deaths Reported

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A day after the acting government in Kiev announced the Geneva agreement is void and that it would once again send special forces to deal with "terrorists" in east Ukraine, it had made good on its promise and over the past few hours, Ukrainian tanks, APCs and other special forces troops took control of a checkpoint north of Slavyansk on Thursday, following what numerous reports confirm was an exchange of gunfire.

What happened next is not exactly clear. Reuters reports that "when the armoured unit approached along a road from Sviatogorsk, which Ukraine's government said it recaptured on Wednesday, militants set up a smokescreen of burning tyres. Within half an hour, the Ukrainian force was in control of the position near the village of Khrestyshche. No shots were heard."

Reuters continues:

Ukrainian forces appear to be closing in around Slaviansk, a city of 130,000 which has become a military stronghold for the pro-Russian movement and is entirely controlled by separatist fighters.

 

Reuters journalists saw Ukrainian troops digging in outside the city on the main road south to the regional capital Donetsk.

 

Earlier in the morning, a spokeswoman for the separatist authorities in Slaviansk, Stella Khorosheva, said on Facebook that two people were killed at a checkpoint overnight.

 

Local online news site slavgorod.com.ua quoted other separatist representatives saying one man was dead and another seriously wounded after a group of local militia fighters from a checkpoint went to engage a group of "armed men" between Slaviansk and Sviatogorsk and were then fired on from a wood.

 

The Ukrainian government said troops repelled an overnight raid on a base at Artemivsk, to the south of Slaviansk on the road to Donetsk. A soldier was wounded in the attack by about 70 people who Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Facebook were led by Russian soldiers.

This conflicts somewhat with reports from both AFP and RT of a far more serious escalation including shooting at the Slavyansk checkpoint, and that according to @GazetaRu at least six people have been killed so far. Just out from RT:

Fighting has erupted just outside Slavyansk, a town in east Ukraine where population voiced their protest against Kiev authorities. Ukrainian troops on tanks and armored vehicles are trying to break into the town.

 

According to Ukrainian Interior ministry, at least five self-defense guards have been killed and one policeman injured after the ‘antiterrorist operation’ launched by Kiev in the city. Three checkpoints erected by the anti-government protesters have also been destroyed.

 

 

“Around 40 minutes ago fighting started on the outskirts of Slavyansk,” one of the leaders of self-defense forces, Miroslav Rudenko , told Interfax. We are checking reports of one dead and one injured. There are shootings at a number of checkpoints at some of Slavyansk exit-roads.”

 

Rudenko said it was impossible to reach self-defense leaders in Slavyansk by phone, suspecting that mobile phone connection could have been switched off.

More from RT:

Police has announced the beginning of the crackdown via loudspeakers and a special vehicle is currently patrolling the streets warning local people about the crackdown.

 

The local citizens in the city are preparing for the Kiev crackdown. The majority of shops, kindergartens and schools have been closed in the city. Only the shops selling bread and water remain open. Rossiya 24 TV channel reported there was a slow offensive by Ukrainian troops on Slavyansk.

 

“Now armored vehicles and special forces are just 10km away from the town,” said Rossiya 24 correspondent currently on the ground. 

 

According to locals, at least eight armored infantry vehicles passed the village of Hrestische, near Slavyansk, on Thursday morning, reports Gazeta.ru.

 

At least three snipers from Ukrainian army are now at the barricades, the residents also told Gazeta.ru, adding that when one of the journalists tried to approach the barricades, the snipers opened fire.

 

Meanwhile, two columns of armored vehicles are heading towards Slavyansk. The first column is now 6km from the city, while the second is 3 to 4km, Mayor of Slavyansk Vyacheslav Ponomarev told Rossiya 24 TV channel.

 

According to the latest reports, self-defense forces have repelled the attack of the Kiev gunmen at the key checkpoint in north of Slavyansk. At least three infantry vehicles had to retreat, reports Rossiya 24.

 

Meanwhile, the armored infantry vehicles are currently heading towards the town of Izyum in the Kharkov Region, not far from Slavyansk.

 

Anti-government protesters are still controlling the checkpoints on the outskirts of Slavyansk.

A video of the events:

And here is the latest reports on the ground:

But perhaps most concerning is the so far unconfrimed report that Russian support is on its way:

We will update if the situation escalates furtger

 

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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:57 | 4689575 Haager
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Is it just me or do these Ukrainian troops look different this time? 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:59 | 4689578 Tengri Temujin
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So true, nice new uniforms and equipment, my bet is on mercs.  Can't wait for the East Ukrainians to catch a few have them ID themselves and then proceed to execute them by firing squad.  FU NATO.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:02 | 4689585 Tengri Temujin
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<------Mercenaries

<------NATO troops, USA and POLAND

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:13 | 4689603 CoonT
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What's the difference, really?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:34 | 4689646 litemine
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Hope that it is paid Merc's that will die and not someone thinking they are doing something good?

When a mercinary is caught.....T.V. news will not show it.....

Sheeple don't need to know the truth.............

DHS......will make sure of that......Sad that they find people to enforce their wants....:0(

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:48 | 4689668 y3maxx
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....It's time to rally behind Edwin Starr’s 1969 Anti War Song, “War” "War...Huh...What is it good for?...Absolutely Nothin!...Say it again!...War, Huh, Good G-d Y'all...what is it good for?...Absolutely Nothin!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHUAJTZqF0

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:54 | 4689689 Haus-Targaryen
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Finally, someone, somewhere is shooting something. 

Now I wait for the Russians to return fire.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:15 | 4689695 GetZeeGold
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I saw a You-tube from a woman in Ukraine with family on both sides....she explained both sides are dirty as hell.

 

So I'm thinking.....ohh.....kinda like in America.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:23 | 4689918 Element
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But which team are we barracking for today? I really need to know! The cheer-leaders need to be briefed!!

The brieferer the betterer I say!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:36 | 4689956 HardAssets
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At least this explains the dump in the PMs this morning.

If thermonuclear WW3 is on the horizon, they'll probably try to run paper gold down below $1k.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:54 | 4690040 johngaltfla
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I wouldn't worry about PM's today. That's not the big picture. Watch what happens to markets and the military activity on the ground when Obama lands in China. He will be left speechless in front of his ChiCom financial masters if the Russians do what I think they are about to do:

 

The Upcoming Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Georgia

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:57 | 4690051 MeMadMax
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About god damn time...

 

I need the DOW to go up another bazillion points today...

 

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:07 | 4690419 BaBaBouy
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Well... Eveybody Who Is Not A USA Or NATO Enlisted Trooper, Is Now Considered A Terrorist Unless Otherwise Proven...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:22 | 4690192 813kml
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Interesting, thanks for the link.

I suppose if Russia is going to create a buffer zone to the west it might as well do it in the south with Georgia.  NATO will still be sucking their thumbs wondering what happened.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:04 | 4690402 Element
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Imagine what would occur if China tried to do that to half of North Vietnam? Such colonialism only ends in bigger and bigger battles and wars because the colonists only understand the word stop and go away when they get totally smashed. If there's no smashing them you get the West Bank style colonial ghetto intrusion by aggressive 'settlers' backed by tanks and 2000 lb bombs. And that simply never stops until they've taken everything. It's a sure-fire recipe for brutal regional ethnic-cleansing that will follow at some point.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:28 | 4690495 Cathartes Aura
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I'm not a fan of "astrologers" who make "predictions" without showing the aspects/reasoning behind their claims. . . just gives folks more reason for *eye roll*.

however, I'm watching the accelerating "signs" unfolding this month/year with interest.  last week's "blood moon" was a full moon a few hours after Pluto (death/endings) went retrograde at 13dg Capricorn (rules governments, financial structures); Monday, 21 April, Uranus in Aries (war, sudden change, erratic behaviour) and Pluto had an exact square (5th pass) at 13dg; the next day, Mars (god of war) in Libra (relationships) squared Jupiter in Cancer (inner Self image) at 13dg. . .

squares are 90dg angles, tensions. . . what is of great interest to me is that Putin's sun is at 13dg Libra, and the US sun is 13dg Cancer.

for me, this is how astrology "works" - via the players on the game-board, via individuals - just like "history" plays out over time. . .

note that Putin has more than a few planets in Libra - so this ongoing Cardinal Square is about to light up his life. . . and the US has more than a few planets in Cancer. . . including a retrograde Mercury in the 8th house of secrets, lies, under-handed actions. . .which Putin's Mercury squares (tension) within one degree.

yah, I know, it's all non-sense. . . a buncha numbers and math/geometry. . .but it's rather fascinating to watch. . . like the markets & charts?  heh.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:02 | 4689703 Latina Lover
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It looks like the Ukrainians hired mercs to lead the charge. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:10 | 4689710 GetZeeGold
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We dress like students, we dress like housewives,
Or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle, so many times now,
I don't know what I look like!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DblvhECdws0

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:35 | 4690253 sushi
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When Saddam Hussein attempted to use armour against his own people that was enough reason for Sarkozy to unleash the French Air Force to conduct ground interdiction runs.

Such actions was in complete contravention of the applicable UN Resolution but nobody in the West bated an eyelash and there were no complaints over such unauthorized use of force.

This action in Libya has established a precedent that Putin is free to use in Ukraine to quell the Junta's use of miliatry force against people who refuse to acknowledge an illigitimate governmenent installed by Kerry, Brennan, and Nudelstan.

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:36 | 4690259 Truthseeker2
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All Hell Breaks Loose In 2014

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http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=476

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:49 | 4690020 Tabarnaque
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The first time they sent the Ukrainian army and they refused to follow the orders. Some even left their APC behind them rather than shooting at civilians. So now it looks like the West has organized a mercs army to clean Eastern Ukraine. They really do look different than a few weeks ago. These looks like professional with combat experience.

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:38 | 4690266 sushi
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What you see is what you get with a 17 billion IMF loan and a bunch of non-lethal sleeping bags.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:54 | 4690036 Unknown User
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Whoever they are, people there outnumber them a thousand to one. I don't think this is going to go well.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:11 | 4690104 Patriot Eke
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It doesn't matter.  Mercenary or not, those attacking forces are being used as pawns to force Russia's hand.  The West backed new government has not been given a choice.  They must attack to force the Russians into defending their people and interests.  Russia will respond too.  Prepare for a major false flag once Russia does since everyone knows the Ukrainian forces are going to get squashed.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:22 | 4690164 Unknown User
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Unfortunately you are right. The banksters want to demolish and enslave Ukraine and Russia. We can only hope that Putin can get to them first. Get ready for attack on the dollar.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:05 | 4690081 Patriot Eke
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Tyler's Twitter account already reported on it over a week ago, but there are at least Russian Airborne units there.  The mercenaries attacking right now might not realize it, but they are in for one hell of a surprise.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:37 | 4689649 Sudden Debt
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NATO and US troops do photo ops.

Black W. Mercs kill journalists.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:37 | 4689652 Headbanger
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No it's the BLM sent there to try redeeming themselves for the Bundy Ranch Blunder!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:03 | 4689704 GetZeeGold
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The BLM vs. the Texas National Guard......this should be interesting.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:02 | 4689700 weburke
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military of all sides are nuts to work for the betrayers at the top.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:08 | 4689878 kridkrid
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Amen. Across the board. There are never good guys... just good propaganda.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:38 | 4690549 sushi
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Its all done to protect the shaggy bitcoin eating tortise unique to Urkraine.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:42 | 4690223 Flagit
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the benefits package.

 

What's the difference, really?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:13 | 4689604 marriedgeordie
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cannot wait for Ukrainians to catch some of the Russian GRU operatives currently working in the Eastern Ukraine...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:19 | 4689904 Cap Matifou
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Or American or Israeli for that matter.

Oh, wait, this already happened
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TysGhYvUofM

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:48 | 4690312 icanhasbailout
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word has it they are reported to have been speaking English to each other

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:59 | 4689576 marriedgeordie
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putin-Huilo!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:07 | 4689590 intric8
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Hells bells, boys! THIS IS WAR! The white house wanted it. It got it!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:29 | 4689635 Flux
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Not likely. This is all theatre. Don't believe me?

Check the news. No one cares.

Now, Apple beat expectations, and Facebook is on the rise. It will be a great day in the markets. So much for the tech stock implosion...

(ps Stay away from gold)

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:33 | 4689643 UselessEater
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update or titillate?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:40 | 4689655 intric8
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flux, this is exactly when they WANT the news turned down. If the media has suddenly fallen asleep over this issue, i would be even more worried with whats to come. To zone the public out of the initial unpleasantries. Think like a neocon warplanner, flux, get with the program!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:16 | 4689720 Flux
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You know, there's that old saying:

 

"If you're not a rebel when your 20, you've got no heart. And if you're not corporate by 30, you've got no brain."

I'm with the program now, and looking forward to some nice profits today. But you sound sincere, and I wish you all the best in your rebellion.

Gotta go, breakfast date, and birds are chirping outside my window.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:46 | 4689819 Joe A
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And when you are 70 or 80 you might want to have a clean conscience...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:55 | 4689848 Incubus
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When I'm 70 or 80, I want to be in the hospital looking at the sweet young nurses. 

 

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:48 | 4690015 Bastiat
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Nobody in their right mind wants to be in a hospital.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:03 | 4690072 swmnguy
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There's a complex of hospitals a few blocks from my house.  Whenever I drive by I see all the nurses sitting outside smoking.  Mostly 250 lbs.+, neck tattoos, chain-smoking single moms.

Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:26 | 4690204 813kml
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Nurse training nowadays consists of a first aid class, some reruns of ER, and a few games of Operation.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:52 | 4690594 HardAssets
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Curiously . . . Drudge's headline/pic shows O bowing to a robot (is the Queen wearing a costume or something ?)

Nothing on Ukraine as of this moment, anyway.

WTF ?

 

And what's with the Marines raising the flag (the second time) at Iwo Jima photo ?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:39 | 4689654 Serfs Up
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Sell gold!  Buy stawks!

What else is a central planner to do in a time of crisis?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:50 | 4689683 JamesBond
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start wars?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:59 | 4689577 marriedgeordie
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puck Futin

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:17 | 4689608 DogOfSinope
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NSA troll?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:19 | 4689613 Truthhurts
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Ah so your a NATO and O-bomb-a fan?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:22 | 4689617 marriedgeordie
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No, people, I am a Ukrainian, that explains it. If your country is attacked tomorrow, you will have the same sentiment towards the enemy's leader. Peace to all of us.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:25 | 4689627 kridkrid
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Um, no you're not.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:34 | 4689629 Tengri Temujin
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So what are your feelings about Ukraines sovereignty being first violated by a USA paid for Violent and Armed Coup?  Is that not an attack when a democratically elected govt is overthrown?  YOu are not Ukrainian, you are a boil on a European ass on the beach in Southern Spain, cooking in the sun, ripe and ready to pop.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:20 | 4689728 UselessEater
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IMHO slightly simplistic, admittedly not my region of birth or life, but in my experience elsewhere, it is NEVER that simple; always present are the competing vested interests and I am skeptical that they have ALL been outed, a lot of time preceded the exposed US interferance.

It just seems wierd to me that the US interferance is so "transparent", perhaps I am just paranoid and jaded.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:53 | 4689834 Uncle Remus
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It just seems wierd to me that the US interferance is so "transparent"

It's because they no longer feel it's necessary to keep up appearances. Threats are no longer couched. Any semblance of subtlety has evaporated. Death throes.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:13 | 4689889 UselessEater
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No thats not what I am trying to express - though I totally accept the view point.

For example, after reading Dr Coleman (Committee of 300) and a range of his older essays - it actually fits that the USA would be exposed by the USA for its planned demise on economic, social, etc fronts.

I have no issue with 'USA karma' so to speak but his research among other gives the impression this is PLANNED,

and that is never a good thing for the peeps.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:06 | 4690087 Thought Processor
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+100 UE.

 

The Dr. Coleman notes are telling indeed.   Much evidence exists that says this has all been in the works for some time.

And all roads lead to a Reset.

 

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:26 | 4690162 Patriot Eke
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Well of course it's planned for fuck's sake.  They are forcing Russia's hand.  If they cared about the people's choices, they would leave Eastern Ukraine alone and allow its people to elect new government under Russian control instead of European.  Sure, it's not ideal and I wouldn't support either, but they are Russian people and Eastern Ukraine has Russian interests to protect (nuclear/space missile and attack helicopter factories for example).

Edit: Slovyansk also has factories... No surprise there...  Dnipropetrovsk is where the missile factory is too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzhmash  Who really thinks the Russians are going to let that go?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:37 | 4690260 UselessEater
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If you are curious beyond wiki (?) you might look at Coleman's older mongraphs.

Their info is seriously creepy and shows actual official royal etc  memo's and papers.

Why do you think I am a uselesseater with a crowned corgi???

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:17 | 4690454 Creeps
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I'm interested.  Links please or keywords to use in a search.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:46 | 4690580 UselessEater
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Ok some messy cut and pastes:

 

http://coleman300.net/

I wish he was more generous but you have to pay for most.

The Coming Cashless Slave Society: A Product of Mass Mind & Thought Control 

was aweful but good to read.

Patrick Wood exposed the Trilateral Commission and Technocracy. On his website augustforecast.com

augustforecast.com he explains we are all being forced into:

A new International Economic Order under Technocracy:

·         A controlled society dominated and managed by an elite

·         Global banks & multinational corporations are primary actors & planners of economic life

·         Continuous surveillance over every citizen

·         File containing all personal information for instant retrieval

·         Produce volumes of inviolable regulations

·         Creates totalitarian control

·         Replaces price-based economic system with energy-based system (e.g. Carbon/Energy credits vs cash)

Welcome to a unified theory of the New World Order – a merging of smart grid, smart meter, smart phones, (smart?) vaccines, UN Agenda 21, sustainable development, climate change, carbon “credits”, the emergence of a carbon or energy based digital currency that will be allocated to you by the “elites dictate”.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:27 | 4689631 Boomberg
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Too bad your current government took power illegally in a coup when they had a choice for an election held next month. Everyone knows what the result would have been so that couldn't be allowed to happen. Now your country will pay a terrible price. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:31 | 4689639 Oracle of Kypseli
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Shootting starts and PM's go different direction. The world is upside down.

O'Bummer has an excuse now not to retaliate.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:27 | 4689753 Joenobody12
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O'Bummma is too stupid to think. He is too spineless to be so relentless. He is being told what to do and you guys elected him twice.  

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:34 | 4689952 kridkrid
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The other guy would have done what he was told to do as well. Same as it ever was.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:51 | 4689832 Arius
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Shooting, the wars or anything else has anything to do at all with betting in the casino.

 

Remember it is a FIXED casino .... today is monthly expiration day, as many, most observers have noted .... of course, the help was under way from the usual suspects predicting the price to go down.

 

the commenteters Gartman, Art Cashin at al will say probably the market shrugged the news ... yeah right, until the right people change sides then guess what Ukraine becomes THE CENTER POINT again, and if someone sneazes overthere the Wall Street gets sick .... I will give it until the weekend ... thats when Putin will order the big attack, timed for the market to be closed ... wake up the american bunnies to find everything upside down on monday morning...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:35 | 4689647 marriedgeordie
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The deal was: parliament returns to the previous constitution, Yanukovych signs the law, then we are getting ready for the election. Yanukovych did not sign, he chose to flee the country. Now, the Parliament of Ukraine (a legitimate authority) voted in the new government. As far as most of the world is concerned (except for Russia, North Korea and other fine Zimbabwes of this planet), Ukrainian government is legit. You may have a different opinion, but that is just your opinion.

Before I forget, I would like to see Yanukovych properly impeached (after all, after signing into law all the garbage that was "adopted" by the parliament on January 16, from which point the violence erupted, he has created enough evidence for an impeachment). For now, however, all I can wish for is for Russia to fuck off.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:46 | 4689671 Tengri Temujin
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CIA version of events or just your wild imagination.  Why were your neo nazi goons keeping East Ukraine MP from entering building for votes and why were they in the voting chambers with clubs.  Ah I see its USA democracy in action.  Hey goober it shows.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:49 | 4689679 Fractal Parasite
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What Yanukovych didn't sign was the EU-association agreement to give away the country's sovereignty to foreigners, which he said was "not in the interest of the Ukrainian people".

What EU-association means for Ukrainians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_asZiTou_JI

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:03 | 4690074 RaceToTheBottom
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It would have been ugly either way.  They are Greece with a pipeline. 

 

They cannot pull an Iceland so they are serfs, destined to be the pawns of the ongoing proxy-war.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:02 | 4689701 Mine Is Bigger
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Question.  If the Parliament of Ukraine is legitimate as you say, why did it have to "voted in the new government"?  Is it even constitional for the parliament to simply appoint members to fill empty seats?  I thought Ukraine has adopted a democratic system, and it is the people who choose their representatives.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:44 | 4689813 stormsailor
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"impeach" sounds so dainty, sort of warm and fuzzy.

 

"impale however sounds serious and could have a positive influence upon other politicians.

 

i mean come on, impeach sounds like the daily special at the message parlor,  but impaled, with the sharp stake through the ass, as they slowly slide down, screaming for a couple of days, that would send a clear message to corrupt politicians.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:01 | 4689866 Invinciblehandaxe
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you are a maidan nazi supporter so fuck you nazi bitch

and if you really live in ukraine i hope one day real ukrainians will catch your nazi ass and hang it out in the open fuckhead

ooooh and that fucking negro oretard should hang by your nazi ass

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:30 | 4689636 litemine
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I call Bullshit, better yet Horse Shit.   Your trolls could cause more Death....Do you think a paycheck will help you sleep better?   I hope you have Nightmares. Just count guillitines' instead of Sheep. ;0) 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:26 | 4689933 UpAndComing
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When was your country attacked?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:40 | 4689977 pods
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Where have you been?

911

:)

pods

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:08 | 4690095 Rakshas
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.... by the same people no less....

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:09 | 4690432 HardAssets
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More importantly, our minds have been under vicious attack for over 100 years through the 'schools' and media.

Too many are now entirely unable to think for themselves at all.

Yeah, its all planned. Theyve also been writing about it for a century.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:21 | 4689730 sessinpo
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DogOfSinope     NSA troll?

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Truthhurts     Ah so your a NATO and O-bomb-a fan?

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To Dog and Truth. Neither of your comments have any merit. In other words, the original comment suggested nothing to merit your response. Nothing about NSA or being an Obama Fan.

However, your comments suggest that you two would prefer one dictator to another. I prefer none. Down with Obama and Putin.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:36 | 4689776 Joenobody12
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I do not know Obama or Putin. The only thing I know is Obama spending our tax dollars stirring up trouble several thousand miles away at the door step of Russia. So fuck Obama and I hope Putin slap him silly. May be then this stupid asshole will realize we have shit load of trouble here at home in the US need to be solved The average US citizen want to mind their own business. If Obama wants to fight he should send his daugthers. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:59 | 4689579 jubber
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Gold and Silver tumble as usual...as European market hit new reord highs

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:24 | 4689616 Ignatius
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It's useful in this sense:  I can set and sync my clocks by it.

I used to rely on the sun, but that's "so 20th century".

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:29 | 4689634 Bernoulli
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See it as an opportunity to buy more physical. I am happy with every day the price is not shooting up x10, because then I cannot stack anymore.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:17 | 4689722 ThirdWorldDude
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BTMFD!

Just ordered 25 Ag Maples in a nice mint tube that, when fully loaded, can also be used as a weapon. Hopefully Putin won't invade Estonia in the next 2 weeks until I get delivery...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:08 | 4690092 Shrapnel
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Congrats! I love the new design 2014 AG Maples with the radial line pattern, just picked up a couple tubes myself! Unfortunately they fell out of my friend's boat yesterday.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:42 | 4689656 _ConanTheLibert...
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I'm confused. When there's trouble usually gold goes up? Or is this just them manipulators again?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:33 | 4689951 Rakshas
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Seriously?? 

...... oh it be bizarro world my friend, I don't care why it goes down all's I know is my mining Co.s are mothballing mines because market price near or below cost of production.  And as others have pointed out be glad and convert FRN's to end of days supplies..... 

 

.......my wife hates this one........

https://silvergoldbull.com/100-oz-silver-bullet

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:22 | 4690189 MythicalFish
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Seems like the skill required in today's "markets" is telling between 1) normal, trend-enforcing not-making-sense and 2) might-be-an-opportunity bat-shit-crazy. Guess this was one of the rare cases of the latter.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:02 | 4689580 SilverIsMoney
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Here comes the next great war. I pray to God Americans arent stupid enough to support any action...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:11 | 4689599 lolmao500
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Since only 16% of Americans can figure out where Ukraine is... don't get your hopes up.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:44 | 4689661 Smegley Wanxalot
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16% is pretty good.  50% of Americans couldn't even locate the United States on a globe.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:10 | 4689884 Invinciblehandaxe
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maybe it is time to wipe the land of fucking american worms out

god I wish Russia and China drop the fucking dollar

so you fuckers hyperinflate into oblivion

it is gonna be soo awesome watching the civil war in the fascist states of ass

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:44 | 4690282 Mesquite
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Or their a$$ with both hands...?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:42 | 4690562 Overfed
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...and a flashlight.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:35 | 4689777 RafterManFMJ
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Don't be too hard on Americans; it's easy to forget about Ukraine, so tiny and tucked away down there below Mexico.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:06 | 4690085 swmnguy
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I thought it was by Omaha.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:30 | 4690225 813kml
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Parts of it will be after Uncle Buffett and friends finish dismantling and pillaging.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:11 | 4689601 Boomberg
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Since when did the MIC give a fuck what Americans supported?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:41 | 4689800 Joenobody12
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Most Americans do not want to get into another war needlessly but most Americans are not in control. The black asshole is. Just because he thinks his grandparents picked cotton against their will does not give him the right to destroy the country.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:02 | 4690064 Bastiat
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First, he's not in control.  Second, unless Frank Davis is his father, none of his ancestors were slaves - unless in Africa.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:38 | 4690541 HardAssets
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Newsflash:   He aint in charge either. And neither was the guy before him.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:05 | 4689582 Tengri Temujin
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The Eastern Ukrainians should of booby trapped the checkpoints, pulled back and let these Mercs meet their maker via a nice IED

Those boys in that pic moving slowly with their assualt rifles and brand new equipment look just like USA SWAT.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:08 | 4689583 lolmao500
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A trusted NATO source of mine...

Russian troops are moving towards the border. They are getting VERY CLOSE to the border, staging, forming up columns all over... NATO don't know if it's a bluff to stop Kiev from doing anti-seperatists operations or they really gonna cross... Moscow are privately fucking pissed at the anti-separatist operation... they even show it a little publicly. My NATO source said the anti-seperatist operation was given the go ahead by Biden, saying they would get US support if Russia invaded... (probably just empty promises)

While there's rumors floating around that those troops have ``PEACEKEEPERS`` banners with them... my NATO source couldn't confirm but says it would make perfect sense.

We shall see in the next few hours...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:23 | 4689621 litemine
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How can you call them peace keepers when they over threw the elected government? More of our boys will come home and commit suicide?   Sad. :0(

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:28 | 4689633 lolmao500
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When I said peace keepers i was talking about Russian troops... when/if they invade, they will bring in with them peace keepers banners to look legit.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:34 | 4689774 Wahooo
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US troops = pipeline puppets

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:47 | 4690302 Patriot Eke
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Remember Kosovo and how the Russians rushed in uninvited?  It's about to happen again.  The problem though is that the West wants it to happen.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:01 | 4689584 marriedgeordie
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Ukrainian Interior Ministry reporting: up to five terrorists KIA. And once again - puck Futin!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:03 | 4689586 Tengri Temujin
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PUCK YOU marriedgoober

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:04 | 4689587 marriedgeordie
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glad to see your histeria, Mr Lavrov.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:06 | 4689588 Tengri Temujin
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Got any kosher cookies Nuland?  The mercs want a snack before the next checkpoint assualt.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:08 | 4689594 marriedgeordie
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well, maybe in your reality, Mr Lavrov, only the mercs fight for Ukraine. these are Ukrainian special forces in action now, from a trusted source of mine ;).

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:13 | 4689602 Tengri Temujin
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Source?  Biden, Nuland, Netanyahoo, FOX, CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, Reuters, Ronald Lauder, or your MOM

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:19 | 4689614 marriedgeordie
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Any source is better than a Russian source - a country where the president lies on camera.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:22 | 4689618 Tengri Temujin
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Hahah what about the USA where the cameras LIE.

Like I said enjoy your sources goober.

Hey why is it wherever USA diplomats fly to, DEATH soon follows.  Oh its for the Children I get it.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:26 | 4689630 marriedgeordie
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no, it is a war. apparently, we are on opposite sides, and each of us trusts his own sources.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:13 | 4689891 medium giraffe
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No, it's a circus and you can trust no one.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:46 | 4690007 Element
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Not wanting to further undermine the vast concretions of BS surrounding the topic, but you seem to be bang-on the money there.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:19 | 4689909 Invinciblehandaxe
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your fat ass mother must have fartted you out pretty fast when you hit the wall with your head

i wish you internet hero were sent to the war zone and someone shot you cold dead

the world really need to start getting rid of retards like you

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:51 | 4689682 dreadnaught
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were you dropped on your head as a child?   Obama LIES along with most of Congress  -youre too damned dumb to see that huh? DONT trust the US MSM

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:14 | 4689598 intric8
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Eat my cunt, marriedgeordie. We all know who can go fuck himself, and it aint Vladi

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:47 | 4690012 Rakshas
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...... far be it from me to jump in the middle of a beat down but "eat my cunt"  I am going to assume for the hell of it you are in fact a woman and on that basis may I suggest a bit of self restraint on your part when offering invitations to persons that may or may not be from Newcastle on the Tyne to engage in some form of cunnilingus like activity, considering the average dental health of any Geordies I have know over the years I don't think I would be too far off base to say the sensation would be similar to running a marathon with a bag of broken walnut shells in your panties - mildly amusing, mostly painful and thoroughly disgusting..........

for example......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noKgDhVygFo

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:42 | 4690564 Cathartes Aura
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I believe you may have stumbled upon that most ubiquitous of internet players. . . a G.I.R.L.

 

aka: Guy In Real Life

all the lady-part avatars here resemble that remark. . .

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:24 | 4689625 intric8
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5 'terrorists' kia? BULLSHIT! Asshole.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:28 | 4689632 marriedgeordie
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yes, terrorists using locals as human shield, hiding in schools - some fine people worthy of ZH crowd support, apparently...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:33 | 4689768 BlindMonkey
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What is wrong with a bit of self determination anyway? If Crimea and Donetsk don't want to be a part of the IMF freak show that is being visited to Kiev, why not just say goodbye and part as friends? It seems the bulk of the bloodshed is being agitated from the US (as usual). Is that what you want in an ally? In the end Kiev will be stripped of workers in an economic diaspora to run German factories. Good luck.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:44 | 4689999 pods
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Was there a "rape room" in that school?

Incubator by chance?

pods

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:16 | 4690321 Patriot Eke
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Of course!  When the Russians "invade," there will be a "chemical attack" or worse too.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:43 | 4689987 UpAndComing
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hmmm....terrrst..Is that the folks who don't want to be ruled by an illegitimate government put into power by a nazi movement? Just wanted to clarify.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:06 | 4689589 marriedgeordie
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Looks like the full scale Russia-Ukraine war is to start today or tomorrow.... puck Futin, for the third time.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:23 | 4689593 Tengri Temujin
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Why so bitter, was it because your mom said the same thing to you every morning before you went to school without a lunch?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:07 | 4689591 jubber
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DAX now up the usual 100 points...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:09 | 4689596 fonzannoon
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The DAX is unstoppable and this while even the Nikkei has stalled out. Europe has to be frontrunning some QE type decision on the way.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:14 | 4689605 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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The Nikkei didn't get the memo that they should care about AAPL and FB's earnings. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:22 | 4689619 fonzannoon
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I don't think either one of them will carry the market more than today at most. Granted they seem to find a way to do that every single day. I think Europe is a QE trade. Who knows man.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:48 | 4689675 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Agreed---hints of European QE driving that story. Makes sense. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:07 | 4689592 Azannoth
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I am in Germany and the Video is BLOCKED for me, Censorship?!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:10 | 4689597 DeliciousSteak
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Isn't half of youtube blocked for Germany anyway?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:44 | 4690001 tuttisaluti
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Just use "hotspot shield vpn"

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:50 | 4690329 Patriot Eke
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They wouldn't want you to get nervous.  Just look out your window for nuclear blasts.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:28 | 4690493 MythicalFish
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Vott Var? Move along zere is nussing to see here...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:11 | 4689600 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Pre-markets soaring, and European stocks higher. Apparently the entire world economy is based on AAPL (and has nothing to do with geopolitical unrest).

In particular a 7:1 split has made a share of AAPL stock affordable for everyone, and therefore the world system is now all OK. If the Ukranians and Russians would just put down their weapons and buy some AAPL. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:19 | 4689612 fonzannoon
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"“A rise in the exchange rate, all else being equal, implies a tightening of monetary conditions, a downward impact on inflation and potentially a threat to the ongoing recovery. If so, this would call for policy action to maintain the current accommodative stance,” Draghi said in his speech.

Discussing the low inflation level in the currency union, Draghi said a worsening of the medium-term inflation outlook may call for a broad-based asset-purchase program."

 So The rising euro is creating deflationary forces, making things cheap for the consumer, threatening the ongoing recovery...somehow, anyway...causing a rise in inflation....I mean inflationary outlook, certainly not inflation now....requiring asset purchase programs....that are usually inflationary....to quell the inflationary outlook.

Got that?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:46 | 4689672 Bernoulli
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You forgot:

"... for a protracted period of time"

Draghi loves to say that.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:49 | 4689676 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Crystal clear. 

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