July 27th, 2015

RT: Collapse that never happened: China bounces back, discrediting Western analysts

Caleb Maupin 26 Jul, 2015
All the voices in the US media who gave alarmist predictions in the aftermath of China's stock market plunge earlier in July should be very embarrassed. The aftermath of the market crash has proved China’s economy to be highly resilient.
Since capitalism in China is tightly controlled and not allowed to run rampant, the population is far safer from the harmful effects of market turbulence.
According to the Financial Times, 55 percent of the US public is directly invested in the stock market. The majority of these people have no choice in the matter. They are seniors whose pensions were invested by their employers, or they are employees whose salaries are tied to “stock options” or other mechanisms linking them to the New York Stock Exchange.
As a result of the stock market’s central role in US society, when the financial crash of 2008 occurred, unemployment almost immediately went up to 10.1 percent, the highest it had been since 1983. The rate of hours worked per week dropped to 33, the lowest number ever recorded. Overall, the median household net-worth dropped by 35 percent between 2005 and 2011, according to a Vox Media report. Many people in the United States are still suffering the aftereffects of the financial crash of 2008, despite the widely reported “recovery.”
What makes China different?
Analysts in the US media, probably basing their views on what they know about the US economy, made predictions of catastrophe when China’s stock market plummeted on July 8 and 9. The US press had already spent months describing the “slowdown” in the Chinese economy as proof of impending collapse, at the same time as demonizing China’s President Xi Jinping for allegedly being a “neo-Maoist.” When 1,400 companies filed for a trading halt after a 30 percent drop, the US press went into a frenzy, declaring that the seemingly invincible Chinese economy had finally been brought to its knees.
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One-Pager on Latest Developments in Russia (RF Sitrep 2015/07/23)
Patrick Armstrong

EID AL-FITR. Interesting video that shows Russia is also a rather Muslim country. The Chief Mufti supports Putin, by the way. (For those of you who think it’s some evil scheme cooked up by Orthodoxy).

MH17. Watch this BBC interview. Shootdown by Buk “most credible scenario” but also looking at Buk fired “from another region, another place” and scenario of “an air-to-air missile.” Can only mean 2) Buk fired from the Kiev side or 3) Kiev aircraft shot it down. Somebody’s lost control of the narrative. We are told by a Ukrainian official that the report will be published 10 August but not made public. (If scenarios 2 and 3 are really being considered, why is Ukraine even part of the investigation?) Retired US int professionals again call on Washington to release what it has. Simply put, here’s all you need to know: the absence of evidence is the evidence.

UKRAINE: THE WAR. The rebels have announced a pull-back of weapons under 100mm calibre (Minsk II requires 100mm+ weapons moved out of range). Why? I think the Saker is correct: to show they are abiding by Minsk II; but it’s also a trap. OSCE observers corroborate that at least some weapons have been withdrawn and they are off to confirm full withdrawal. But they have also said – I don’t recall this before – that Kiev forces are shelling civilians: “In both cases, the SMM was able to conclude the direction of fire to have been from the area of government-controlled Pisky (11km north-west of Donetsk) and Pervomaiske (17km north-west of Donetsk).So much for the US Ambassador’s retort “How do you know? Were you personally present for this?”. Or RL’s reprinting Kiev claims that the rebels are shelling themselves.

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The sticky post Which enemy of the UK & humanity will you vote for? A freemason?
95% of crime is committed by Government
is no longer sticky.
eutruth.org has been taken down. A copy of the source post is at http://chrisspivey.org/the-truth-about-the-eu/
it is a full copy (mine isn't due to character limits) but none of the links to eutruth docs will work.
The Truth About The EU
Couple of comments from there:
Bob Wilson
February 15, 2013
There is an old saying which was used by Oliver Cromwell, that “what you gain by force is nothing”. I would add, “what you gain by criminality, is nothing”. The EU is nothing, it only exists in the mind of criminals and perverts. You have to stop calling us “Britain”, there is no where in the world called Britain. There was the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and even that was de facto. Ever heard the saying, “There will always be an England”? There never realy was a Great Britain, that too was a figment of immagination and occult thinking.
There is no British constitution, only the English constitution, Great Britain existed under a Treaty agreement, in the same way the EU claims it exists under treaty agreement. Once a Treaty is violated, then the imaginary entity is dissolved. Great Britain Dissolved at some point in the nineteenth century, to be then set up as a corporation, which for any one who does not know is an imaginary person. Look at these so called EU treaties, they are all signed by imaginary people, “Great Britain” in our case. In England the nation, and Scotland or Wales for that matter, “Great Britain” is meaningless, in reality “Great Britain” is meaningless, the corrupt elite know this and are desperate to cling on to their imaginary person called “Great Britain”. You show me one EU treaty that has been signed by the de jure nations of either England, Scotland or Wales. You can not because there are none, they are all signed in the imaginary and de facto corporate name of “Great Britain”.
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