Daily Archives: April 16, 2014

ZeroHedge – Frontrunning – 16 April 2014

  • ZeroHedgeUkraine Says Russia Exporting ‘Terror’ Amid Eastern Push (BBG)
  • Civil War Threat in Ukraine (Reuters)
  • China Shoe Plant Strike Disrupts Output at Nike, Adidas Supplier (BBG)
  • Mt Gox to liquidate (WSJ)
  • Ex-Co-Op Bank Chairman Charged With Cocaine Possession (BBG)
  • Credit Suisse first-quarter profit falls as trading tumbles (Reuters)
  • Goldman Sachs plans to jump-start stock-trading business (WSJ)
  • U.K. Unemployment Rate Falls to Five-Year Low (BBG)
  • Lawmakers Back High-Frequency Trade Curbs in EU Markets Law (BBG)
  • Yahoo’s growth anemic as turnaround chugs along (Reuters)
  • Spain ETF Grows as Rajoy Attracts Record U.S. Investments (BBG)
  • Obama to Announce Targeted Job-Training Initiatives (WSJ)
  • Italian Banks Seen Selling About $69 Billion of Bad Loans (BBG)
  • Hollywood ending assured: Euro Periphery Emerges as Haven as Bonds Rise Amid Ukraine Feud (BBG)

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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Europe Without €: Former EU Commissioner Says “Monetary Union Has Failed” – 16 April 2014

MishMikeShedlockVia Translation from the Italian website L’Anti Diplomatico, former EU Commissioner and and signatory of the Manifesto of European solidarity, Frits Bolkestein proclaims the “Monetary Union has Failed“.

In his conference “Europe Without €” held in Rome on Saturday 12 April, Fred Bolkestein, a former commissioner of the European Union and signatory of the Manifesto of European solidarity quotes former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in his address to the European Parliament in 1991: Continue reading

Dozens Of Ukrainian Troops Surrender APCs, Withdraw From Slavyansk – 16 April 2014

RT logoReports from Slavyansk say that the army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city for an “anti-terrorist operation” are leaving en masse. Some troops are openly voicing support for the eastern Ukrainians, while others are speaking out against a war.

According to Interfax, citing local self-defense activists, some 300 Ukrainian troops agreed to lay down their weapons and “go home” following negotiations in Slavyansk.

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EU Spy Chief Rules Out Russian Military Presence In Ukraine – 16 April 2014

RT logoThere is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region.

In an interview with Finnish national news broadcaster, Yle, Alafuzoff said the Russian military had nothing to do with the seizing of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

“In my opinion, it’s mostly people who live in the region who are not satisfied with the current state of affairs,” said Alafuzoff, referring to the situation in East Ukraine. He went on to say that the people are worried for the welfare of those who speak Russian as their first language in the region.

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Jon Rappoport – The Creative Center Of The World – 16 April 2014

jon7“After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.” — Wallace Stevens

What would happen if the world were enveloped by art? And if we were the artists? And if we owed nothing to any hierarchy or external authority?

Is it possible that an outpouring of art, creation, invention, coming from millions and millions of people, would bring about a sea change in the conducting of human affairs? Would such a tide affect the obsession to wage war? Continue reading

‘Kiev Wants To Spark War Between NATO And Russia’ – 16 April 2014

RT logoThe interim president of Ukraine Turchinov wants to beat the Russians into intervening and provoke war between NATO and Russia, as it’s the only reason he can hold power, foreign affairs analyst Daniel Patrick Welch told RT.

RT: Russia has called Kiev’s action irresponsible and warned that it could trigger a full-blown civil war. How far do you see the situation going?

Daniel Patrick Welch: I think it depends completely upon whether Turchinov wants to push this to the end. The dangerous thing is that the point of it is that he wants to bait the Russians into intervening and spark of war between NATO and Russia because that’s the only reason Turchinov can hold power and not to scurry back to Italy.

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Russia To Seek Hague Tribunal Trial Of Ukrainian Ultranationalists – Report – 16 April 2014

RT logoA majority party MP has asked Russian investigators to prepare an official letter to the ICC describing crimes by members of Ukrainian nationalist groups – including the infamous Right Sector – and asking they be recognized as extremist.

The author of the initiative, MP Mikhail Markelov (United Russia) has told Izvestia daily that both the Right Sector and another mass Ukrainian nationalist organization, UNA-UNSO, have long and rich histories of involvement in various military conflicts.

These included the conflict in Chechnya, the brief war in South Ossetia and several wars in the Balkans in which Ukrainian radicals fought on various sides, such as with Croatians, Serbs and Albanians, the parliamentarian holds.

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Lisa Gawlas – Joy: The Fuel Of Creation Unleashed!! And A Personal ET Story Too!! – 16 April 2014

lisagawlas2Well here we are, day one with a whole new enhanced energy system thanx to the release of that amazing eclipse yesterday.  Could you feel the pure joy raining down all around?  The day prior to this eclipse, I got the pure privileged of seeing the energies embed in your bodies, your minds, your hearts expanding what is already there within you, setting the stage to raise the frequency bar within each and every person.  Thru three of the connections, the same exact message came thru: the energy will be fully embedded and ready for use by late afternoon yesterday.  There were not kidding! Continue reading

UN Investigator Of Violence Against Women Barred From UK Detention Center – 16 April 2014

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A UN special rapporteur investigating violence against women has been denied access by the UK government to the controversial Yarl’s Wood Detention Center after a recent death. A former inmate said, “It’s not a detention center, it’s a prison.”

Rashida Manjoo, a South African law professor and human rights expert who has worked for the UN since 2009, traveled to the UK on a 16-day fact-finding mission. During her visit, she hoped to learn about violence against women, but she was refused access to Yarl’s Wood immigration detention center in Bedfordshire.

“A visit was facilitated and I was accompanied by a staff member of the inspectorate of prisons,” Manjoo told RT. “When I reached Yarl’s Wood I was notified by the director that she had received a phone call that I would not be allowed in.”

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NATO To Deploy Ships, Intensify Baltic & Mediterranean Patrols ‘Due To Ukraine Crisis’ – 16 April 2014

RT logoNATO is strengthening its military presence in the Baltic and Mediterranean due to the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis. The organization is to deploy ships and intensified aerial patrols in the region.

At a meeting of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council in Brussels, NATO approved a number of measures to strengthen security in Eastern Europe in connection with the growing crisis in Ukraine.

“Our defense plans will be revised and strengthened,” said Anders Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO, to press in Brussels.

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