Monthly Archives: March 2015

ZeroHedge – Asian Markets Mixed: China Jump, Crude Dump, Japan Slump – 31 March 2015

ZeroHedgeThe exuberance of illiterate Chinese citizens knows no bounds as Shanghai Composite surges once again to record-er highs (now up over 15% in March alone) with some modest give back off the highs of the day. Japanese stocks on the other hand have folded like a cheap lawn-chair, giving up all their US session gains and down over 200 points from the US cash close. A similar pattern is seen in crude oil which has retraced most of the idiotic NYMEX close ramp.

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ActivistPost – U.S. State Department ReWrites History – 31 March 2015

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Have readers noticed that recently U.S. government and White House “mouth pieces” have taken to rewriting history? Below is a perfect example where the U.S. State Department’s spokesperson is talking about a ‘long-standing’ policy regarding overthrowing foreign governments.

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NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – Attempts To Silence Dr. Wakefield From Testifying Fail After Washington, Oregon Reject Forced Vaccinations – 31 March 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Despite being blocked from providing testimony before the Oregon legislature about the vital need to preserve both informed consent and exemption options for “mandatory” vaccinations, Dr. Andrew Wakefield was able to witness a major health freedom victory in the state of Oregon, where efforts by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward to snuff parents’ medical freedom from the state’s books failed miserably.

The Associated Press (AP) reports that Senate Bill 442, which would have eliminated the options of both personal and philosophical vaccine exemptions, failed to pass following overwhelming opposition from Oregon parents and other vocal advocates of medical freedom. Forcing parents to vaccinate their children is the antithesis of what it means to “do no harm,” was the general sentiment, and the people of Oregon made that abundantly clear to their civil servants. Continue reading

Steve Lendman – No Deal On Iran’s Nuclear Program – So Far – 31 March 2015

StevelendmanReports of a deal reached over the weekend were way premature. As of Monday morning Lausanne time, key unresolved issues remain ahead of a March 31 deadline.

It could be extended days or weeks if all parties agree. Deadlines aren’t written in stone. They’re easily changed based on circumstances.

The latest as this is written comes from a senior Iranian negotiator, saying:

“No agreement has been achieved, and there are still issues which need to be resolved.”

“Instead of launching a media hype, the concerned parties should quit their excessive demands and take the strategic decision if they want an agreement or continued pressure.” Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Japan “Wakes Up,” Joins China-led Development Bank (And Then Backs Out) – 31 March 2015

ZeroHedgeIt’s official: the US is on its own when it comes to opposing the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (see here for full summary of AIIB developments). We suppose it was only a matter of time, but news that Japan will seek membership in a matter of months will likely still come as somewhat of a surprise to Washington, given the otherwise tenuous relationship between the two countries and considering Japan’s leadership role in the ADB. Nevertheless, the Japanese have apparently come to the same conclusion as Australia and South Korea: not joining simply isn’t an option no matter how loudly the US protests. Here’s more from FT:

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Lavrov: Chances To Reach Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Pretty Good’ – 31 March 2015

RT logoThe ongoing negotiations between Iran and six major world powers over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program have a high chance of producing a deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. But the parties must not try to up the ante.

Lavrov interrupted his participation in the talks in in Switzerland’s Lausanne on Monday for a meeting with a delegation from Vanuatu, a small Pacific nation recently devastated by a cyclone.

Later on Tuesday he is to return to the negotiations, which are in a make-or-break last day phase.

The chances of a breakthrough in the talks are high, but success is not guaranteed, Lavrov stressed during a joint media conference with his Vanuatu counterpart Sato Kilman.

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TEPCO Vows To Release ‘All Fukushima Radiation Data’ – 31 March 2015

RT logoThe nuclear operator of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has announced that it plans to disclose all data on radiation levels recorded at the site in response to criticism of lack of transparency following the catastrophe.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. TEPCO will start disclosing all data sets “as soon as they become available” for release, President Naomi Hirose told a press conference. The utility staffers aim to “break away from our tendency of covering up” information, he added.

Takafumi Anegawa, the company’s director, said the amount of data they plan to release will be around double the current level, according to Kyodo.

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