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Vladimir Putin Just Made A MASSIVE Donald Trump Announcement !

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There are plenty of reasons to disagree with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. But unlike President Barack Obama, we know EXACTLY where Putin stands on the Islamic State (ISIS)… and under Putin’s leadership, Russia’s military has shown itself willing to kill the Islamic terrorists.

Putin sees how weak and pathetic the American president is, which is why he just made a big announcement: Vladimir Putin endorses Donald Trump for President!

From a recent press conference…

Russian President Vladimir Putin had kind words for his “stablemate” Donald Trump during an annual end-of-the-year Q&A session in Moscow.

“[Donald Trump is] a really brilliant and talented person, without any doubt,” [Vladimir] Putin told reporters, according to a translation by Interfax. “It’s not our job to judge his qualities, that’s a job for American voters, but he’s the absolute leader in the presidential race.”
The GOP frontrunner has been blunt about his plans for defrosting U.S. relations with Russia should he be elected president.

 

“He says he wants to move on to a new, more substantial relationship, a deeper relationship with Russia, how can we not welcome that?” he said. “Of course we welcome that.”

Putin

Clearly, Putin is ready for a bold leader in the White House that he can team up with to kill the terrorists and keep citizens of both of our nations safe.

What do you think of Putin’s endorsement of Donald Trump? Please leave us a comment (below) and tell us what you think.

Source : www.thepoliticalinsider.com

BREAKING NEWS: Morgan Freeman Found Dead In Hotel

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Actor Morgan Freeman was found dead inside of a Los Angeles hotel this morning. Freeman was scheduled to checkout this morning after 11 AM. At approximately 11:15 AM, a maid named Idella went to Freeman’s room to clean and thats when Freeman’s body was discovered on the floor. “I was shocked, I’ve never seen a dead body before”, says Idella . Idella immediately called for an ambulance but it was too late. According to the paramedics, it appears that Freeman’s body laid lifeless on the hotel floor for several days.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place Thursday which will hopefully uncover the mystery of Morgan Freeman’s death. So far, foul play is not suspected but has not been ruled out.Recently, Freeman appeared in RED (2010), a surprise box-office hit; he narrated the Conan the Barbarian (2011) remake, starred in Rob Reiner’s The Magic of Belle Isle (2012); and capped the Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Freeman has several films upcoming, including the thriller Now You See Me (2013), under the direction of Louis Leterrier, and the science fiction actioner Oblivion (2013), in which he stars with Tom Cruise.

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959. His first dramatic arts exposure was on the stage including appearing in an all-African American production of the exuberant musical Hello, Dolly!.

Donald Trump Abused His Power for Sex, Claims New Accuser

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“When you’re a star they let you do it,” is how Donald Trump explained his sexual prowess in 2005 to Billy Bush, as they peered out the window of a bus to ogle an actress.

“You can do anything,” he said, for emphasis.

On Friday, we may have learned how that works in practice.

Gloria Allred, attorney to wronged, camera-ready women everywhere, held a press conference in Los Angeles with her new client, Summer Zervos, a contestant on season five of The Apprentice, who claims Trump repeatedly made inappropriate sexual advances towards her in 2007 as she tried to get a job at the Trump Organization.
Zervos’ account is different in some ways to other stories to come out in the last seven days about Trump—Miss Washington 2013 who said Trump groped her; two women, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, who told The New York Times Trump groped or kissed them on a plane and in Trump Tower, respectively; and Natasha Stoynoff, a People magazine writer who said she was assaulted by Trump at Mar-a-Lago. She says she met with Trump first at his office in New York, where he kissed her twice and requested her phone number, and then, the night after she rebuffed his lewd and aggressive advances in Los Angeles, she met him at his golf course. But Mr. Trump’s leveraging his power to put women in compromising sexual positions is consistent and damning to the GOP nominee.
The allegation is just the latest installment in a series of bad news stories for the fading candidate, who trails his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, by 6.7 points nationally, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls from October 3 through October 13.
“I vaguely remember Zervos as one of the many contestants on The Apprentice over the years,” Donald Trump said in a statement released to the press. “To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I’ve conducted my life. In fact, Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14th of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California.”
Trump, who dismissed his own accusers Thursday and Friday by suggesting they weren’t physically attractive enough to drive him to commit sex crimes, has attempted to turn his luck by reminding voters of allegations of rape and sexual assault made against Bill Clinton, and Hillary’s alleged role in intimidating the alleged victims, but that strategy has so far proven ineffectual.
Allred, who wore a white blazer and patterned scarf, walked in front of the microphones and cameras ahead of Zervos and pulled her chair out for her. When Zervos sat down, with her blonde hair styled like Farrah Fawcett, Allred gripped her hand maternally.

“Today another woman has courageously come forward to accused Donald Trump of engaging in an inappropriate sexual conduct with her,” Allred said. Her three-page statement, read aloud and distributed to reporters, directly addressed the Republican nominee as “Donald.”
“Donald, before you can become President of the United States you must first learn how to treat women with respect,” she said. “You should be ashamed of yourself.”
Zervos then delivered her prepared remarks: “I had the utmost admiration for Mr. Trump and even after I was ‘fired’ by him I continued to see him as a possible mentor and potential employer,” she said. She explained that she contacted his office in 2007, a year after season 5 of The Apprentice had aired, to arrange lunch. Trump instead invited her to his office, and “when I arrived he kissed me on the lips.”
He complimented her repeatedly, she said, “he said that he had never met anyone with my combination of being smart, attractive and with as large a set of ‘balls’ as I had. He said that he would love to have me work for him.” He told her he’d be coming to Los Angeles soon and he’d contact her. He asked for her number and she scrawled it out in marker. Then he kissed her again on the lips.
“I left hurriedly and called a friend who lived in New York because I was upset by the kiss,” she said, “I also called my parents to tell them what had happened.”
Zervos said she and her “loved ones” came to the strange conclusion “that this was undoubtedly some form of greeting and that I should not take it as anything other than that.”
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Trump then called her when she was back on the West Coast, and “referred to me as his OC Angel.” She said he “wanted to know who was with me at that hour” and “scolded me about my penmanship because it was difficult for him to read my telephone number as I had written it for him. Even though he had called me he concluded the call by asking me for my phone number.”
When he called again to tell her he’d be visiting town, they arranged to meet at the Beverly Hills Hotel and he “asked where I would like to have dinner.”
Trump’s security met Zervos at the hotel and brought her to his “bungalow.” When she walked into the entryway, she “saw Mr. Trump’s clothes on the bed” in the bedroom to the left. “I did not see him but he greeted me with ‘hello’ in a sing-song voice,” she said. She mimicked him, “helllllllllooooooo!”
She said she was concerned he’d mistaken her for someone else, so she sat in the living room and waited for him to come out. When he did, he had his suit on, and he started “kissing me open mouthed as he was pulling me towards him.”
She said she got away and sat down, but agreed to go sit next to him when he asked, which is when he started kissing and groping her again. She again walked away, but then he led her by the hand to the bedroom. When she left the bedroom, she claims he “turned me around and said, ‘Let’s lay down and watch some telly telly.’”
She then described a back and forth in which Trump mocked her and “began thrusting his genitals” while attempting to kiss her again. “He said, ‘what do you want?’ I said, ‘I came to have dinner.’ He said ‘okay, we will have dinner.’ He paced around the room. He acted like he was a bit angry. He pointed out that someone had delivered a fruit basket. I felt it was to show me how important he was.”
While they shared a club sandwich, she claims Trump advised her to let her home go into default even though her mortgage was in good standing. “He advised that then the bank would take anything to rid themselves of a problem loan. He told me to call the bank and tell them that I was leaving the keys on the table for them to pick up. He said that would be a mini version of what he does,” she said.
When the evening ended—without sex—Trump told her to meet him the next day at his golf course in Palos Verdes, which she did, although she said she was “conflicted…I wondered if the sexual behavior was some kind of test and whether or not I had passed.”
At the golf course, Trump introduced her to the general manager before vanishing. “Mr. Trump called a few days later to ask if I had called the bank as he had instructed. I told him that it was Christmas Eve and that I had not done so as of yet,” she said. Then she was offered a job, by the general manager, but the proposed salary was “half of what I had told Mr. Trump I was seeking in terms of salary.”
She called Trump, “and told him that I was upset and that I felt that I was being penalized for not sleeping with him.” Trump told her he couldn’t talk because he was golfing and instructed her not to call his personal phone number again.
When she contacted him again, through his office, “Mr. Trump asked me to send him a letter setting forth the jobs within his organization that I felt that I was well suited for, which I did. When I subsequently spoke with him he gave me the run around. He told me that he had not received the letter that I sent him and then told me that he could not afford to hire me as he was laying off thousands of employees.”
Zervos, who said she is a Republican, ended her remarks by addressing Trump directly. “After hearing the released audio tapes and your denials during the debate I felt that I had to speak out about your behavior. You do not have the right to treat women as sexual objects just because you are a star,” she said.

Researcher Discovers a Huge Pyramid in Antarctica Using Satellite Images

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In the video, Fuentes goes through the main characteristics of the Pyramid and other structures that could be located on the vast sheet of ice, making comparisons to the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

Check out the coordinates of the anomalous structure: 79°58’39.25″S / 81°57’32.21″O

The idea that there are Pyramids hidden at Antarctica goes back several decades. While Skeptics remain unconfident, suggesting that these structures are mere natural formations, satellite images and accounts of people traveling there tell a much different story.

The idea that these pyramids exist has caused speculation regarding what Antarctica was like in the distant past, some suggest, it wasn’t always as cold as it is today, and interestingly, scientific research seems to prove that Antarctica was very different in the distant past.

According to a research from 2009, scientist studied the icy continent collected samples and came across pollen particles in Antarctica suggesting that the ecosystem of Antarctica was very different in the past, pointing that the summer temperature reached around 20 degrees Celsius at one point.

“Go back 100 million years ago and Antarctica was covered in lush rainforests similar to those that exist in New Zealand today.” –Dr Vanessa Bowman

In 2012, another team of researchers managed to identify 32 species of bacteria and2,800-year-old halophile microbes in water samples from Lake Vida in East Antarctica. The permanent surface ice on the lake is the thickest non-glacial ice on earth.

According to researchers, during its long history, Antarctica was located farther north and experienced a tropical or temperate climate, meaning that it was covered in forests, and inhabited by various ancient life forms. What does this mean? Well… given the little we know about the life on our planet in the distant past, it is likely that people lived on this now, icy continent and developed as a society just like people did in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Even though this is something considered as unlikely by mainstream scholars, the only way we will know for sure the secrets hidden beneath the ice is by exploring the continent and allowing society to see the results.

If we go back to Africa, we know that Scholars and Egyptologists have long suspected that the Sphinx is much older than believed, possibly even over 10,000 years old.

These theories are supported by the discovery of water erosion on the gigantic Sphinx, which according to scholars tells the story of extreme climate change in the distant past.

This means that if the climate in Africa and other parts of the world changed drastically,  it is possible that the same thing happened in Antarctica in the distant past. If researchers manage to prove that the pyramids of Antarctica are man-made structures, the discovery could cause a major revision of the history of humanity.

Researcher Discovers a Huge Pyramid in Antarctica Using Satellite Images

But myths and speculation about Terra Australis date back to the antiquity. Around 350 B.C. Aristotle wrote in his book, meteorology, about the Antarctic region. Marinus of Tyre, a Greek geographer, cartographer and mathematician used the name in a world map of the second century A.D.

People believed in the distant past that a landmass called Terra Australis existed; a giant continent located in the southern parts of the planet which was there to provide a “balance” for the northern lands of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. This idea existed since the times of Ptolemy, the first-century A.D.

Ivan is a freelance writer, editor-in-chief of ancient-code.com, he also writes for EWAO, Share Knowledge, Svemir Online and Ancient Origins. History, Archaeology, Space and world’s mysteries are some of the topics he writes about.

Source: Ancient Code

Why oil under $30 per barrel is a major problem

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A person often reads that low oil prices–for example, $30 per barrel oil prices–will stimulate the economy, and the economy will soon bounce back. What is wrong with this story? A lot of things, as I see it:

1. Oil producers can’t really produce oil for $30 per barrel.

A few countries can get oil out of the ground for $30 per barrel. Figure 1 gives an approximation to technical extraction costs for various countries. Even on this basis, there aren’t many countries extracting oil for under $30 per barrel–only Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq. We wouldn’t have much crude oil if only these countries produced oil.

Figure 1. Global Breakeven prices (considering only technical extraction costs) versus production. Source:Alliance Bernstein, October 2014

Figure 1. Global breakeven prices (considering only technical extraction costs) versus production. Source: Alliance Bernstein, October 2014

2. Oil producers really need prices that are higher than the technical extraction costs shown in Figure 1, making the situation even worse.

Oil can only be extracted within a broader system. Companies need to pay taxes. These can be very high. Including these costs has historically brought total costs for many OPEC countries to over $100 per barrel.

Independent oil companies in non-OPEC countries also have costs other than technical extraction costs, including taxes and dividends to stockholders. Also, if companies are to avoid borrowing a huge amount of money, they need to have higher prices than simply the technical extraction costs. If they need to borrow, interest costs need to be considered as well.

3. When oil prices drop very low, producers generally don’t stop producing.

There are built-in delays in the oil production system. It takes several years to put a new oil extraction project in place. If companies have been working on a project, they generally won’t stop just because prices happen to be low. One reason for continuing on a project is the existence of debt that must be repaid with interest, whether or not the project continues.

Also, once an oil well is drilled, it can continue to produce for several years. Ongoing costs after the initial drilling are generally very low. These previously drilled wells will generally be kept operating, regardless of the current selling price for oil. In theory, these wells can be stopped and restarted, but the costs involved tend to deter this action.

Oil exporters will continue to drill new wells because their governments badly need tax revenue from oil sales to fund government programs. These countries tend to have low extraction costs; nearly the entire difference between the market price of oil and the price required to operate the oil company ends up being paid in taxes. Thus, there is an incentive to raise production to help generate additional tax revenue, if prices drop. This is the issue for Saudi Arabia and many other OPEC nations.

Very often, oil companies will purchase derivative contracts that protect themselves from the impact of a drop in market prices for a specified time period (typically a year or two). These companies will tend to ignore price drops for as long as these contracts are in place.

There is also the issue of employee retention. In a sense, a company’s greatest assets are its employees. Once these employees are lost, it will be hard to hire and retrain new employees. So employees are kept on as long as possible.

The US keeps raising its biofuel mandate, regardless of the price of oil. No one stops to realize that in the current over-supplied situation, the mandate adds to low price pressures.

One brake on the system should be the financial pain induced by low oil prices, but this braking effect doesn’t necessarily happen quickly. Oil exporters often have sovereign wealth funds that they can tap to offset low tax revenue. Because of the availability of these funds, some exporters can continue to finance governmental services for two or more years, even with very low oil prices.

Defaults on loans to oil companies should also act as a brake on the system. We know that during the Great Recession, regulators allowed commercial real estate loans to be extended, even when property valuations fell, thus keeping the problem hidden. There is a temptation for regulators to allow similar leniency regarding oil company loans. If this happens, the “braking effect” on the system is reduced, allowing the default problem to grow until it becomes very large and can no longer be hidden.

4. Oil demand doesn’t increase very rapidly after prices drop from a high level.

People often think that going from a low price to a high price is the opposite of going from a high price to a low price, in terms of the effect on the economy. This is not really the case.

4a. When oil prices rise from a low price to a high price, this generally means that production has been inadequate, with only the production that could be obtained at the prior lower price. The price must rise to a higher level in order to encourage additional production.

The reason that the cost of oil production tends to rise is because the cheapest-to-extract oil is removed first. Oil producers must thus keep adding production that is ever-more expensive for one reason or another: harder to reach location, more advanced technology, or needing additional steps that require additional human labor and more physical resources. Growing efficiencies can somewhat offset this trend, but the overall trend in the cost of oil production has been sharply upward since about 1999.

The rising price of oil has an adverse impact on affordability. The usual pattern is that after a rise in the price of oil, economies of oil importing nations go into recession. This happens because workers’ wages do not rise at the same time as oil prices. As a result, workers find that they cannot buy as many discretionary items and must cut back. These cutbacks in purchases create problems for businesses, because businesses generally have high fixed costs including mortgages and other debt payments. If these businesses are to continue to operate, they are forced to cut costs in one way or another. Cost reduction occurs in many ways, including reducing wages for workers, layoffs, automation, and outsourcing of manufacturing to cheaper locations.

For both employers and employees, the impact of these rapid changes often feels like a rug has been pulled out from under foot. It is very unpleasant and disconcerting.

4b. When prices fall, the situation that occurs is not the opposite of 4a. Employers find that thanks to lower oil prices, their costs are a little lower. Very often, they will try to keep some of these savings as higher profits. Governments may choose to raise tax rates on oil products when oil prices fall, because consumers will be less sensitive to such a change than otherwise would be the case. Businesses have no motivation to give up cost-saving techniques they have adopted, such as automation or outsourcing to a cheaper location.

Few businesses will construct new factories with the expectation that low oil prices will be available for a long time, because they realize that low prices are only temporary. They know that if oil prices don’t go back up in a fairly short period of time (months or a few years), the quantity of oil available is likely to drop precipitously. If sufficient oil is to be available in the future, oil prices will need to be high enough to cover the true cost of production. Thus, current low prices are at most a temporary benefit–something like the eye of a hurricane.

Since the impact of low prices is only temporary, businesses will want to adopt only changes that can take place quickly and can be easily reversed. A restaurant or bar might add more waiters and waitresses. A car sales business might add a few more salesmen because car sales might be better. A factory making cars might schedule more shifts of workers, so as to keep the number of cars produced very high. Airlines might add more flights, if they can do so without purchasing additional planes.

Because of these issues, the jobs that are added to the economy are likely to be mostly in the service sector. The shift toward outsourcing to lower-cost countries and automation can be expected to continue. Citizens will get some benefit from the lower oil prices, but not as much as if governments and businesses weren’t first in line to get their share of the savings. The benefit to citizens will be much less than if all of the people who were laid off in the last recession got their jobs back.

5. The sharp drop in oil prices in the last 18 months has little to do with the cost of production. 

Instead, recent oil prices represent an attempt by the market to find a balance between supply and demand. Since supply doesn’t come down quickly in response to lower prices, and demand doesn’t rise quickly in response to lower prices, prices can drop very low–far below the cost of production.

As noted in Section 4, high oil prices tend to be recessionary. The primary way of offsetting recessionary forces is by directly or indirectly adding debt at low interest rates. With this increased debt, more homes and factories can be built, and more cars can be purchased. The economy can be forced to act in a more “normal” manner because the low interest rates and the additional debt in some sense counteract the adverse impact of high oil prices.

Figure 2. World oil supply and prices based on EIA data.

Figure 2. World oil supply and prices based on EIA data.

Oil prices dropped very low in 2008, as a result of the recessionary influences that take place when oil prices are high. It was only with the benefit of considerable debt-based stimulation that oil prices were gradually pumped back up to the $100+ per barrel level. This stimulation included US deficit spending, Quantitative Easing (QE) starting in December 2008, and a considerable increase in debt by the Chinese.

Commodity prices tend to be very volatile because we use such large quantities of them and because storage is quite limited. Supply and demand have to balance almost exactly, or prices spike higher or lower. We are now back to an “out of balance” situation, similar to where we were in late 2008. Our options for fixing the situation are more limited this time. Interest rates are already very low, and governments generally feel that they have as much debt as they can safely handle.

6. One contributing factor to today’s low oil prices is a drop-off in the stimulus efforts of 2008.

As noted in Section 4, high oil prices tend to be recessionary. As noted in Section 5, this recessionary impact can, at least to some extent, be offset by stimulus in the form of increased debt and lower interest rates. Unfortunately, this stimulus has tended to have adverse consequences. It encouraged overbuilding of both homes and factories in China. It encouraged a speculative rise in asset prices. It encouraged investments in enterprises of questionable profitability, including many investments in oil from US shale formations.

In response to these problems, the amount of stimulus is being reduced. The US discontinued its QE program and cut back its deficit spending. It even began raising interest rates in December 2015. China is also cutting back on the quantity of new debt it is adding.

Unfortunately, without the high level of past stimulus, it is difficult for the world economy to grow rapidly enough to keep the prices of all commodities, including oil, high. This is a major contributing factor to current low prices.

7. The danger with very low oil prices is that we will lose the energy products upon which our economy depends.

There are a number of different ways that oil production can be lost if low oil prices continue for an extended period.

In oil exporting countries, there can be revolutions and political unrest leading to a loss of oil production.

In almost any country, there can be a sharp reduction in production because oil companies cannot obtain debt financing to pay for more services. In some cases, companies may go bankrupt, and the new owners may choose not to extract oil at low prices.

There can also be systemwide financial problems that indirectly lead to much lower oil production. For example, if banks cannot be depended upon for payroll services, or to guarantee payment for international shipments, such problems would affect all oil companies, not just ones in financial difficulty.

Oil is not unique in its problems. Coal and natural gas are also experiencing low prices. They could experience disruptions indirectly because of continued low prices.

8. The economy cannot get along without an adequate supply of oil and other fossil fuel products. 

We often read articles in the press that seem to suggest that the economy could get along without fossil fuels. For example, the impression is given that renewables are “just around the corner,” and their existence will eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Unfortunately, at this point in time, we are nowhere near being able to get along without fossil fuels.

Food is grown and transported using oil products. Roads are made and maintained using oil and other energy products. Oil is our single largest energy product.

Experience over a very long period shows a close tie between energy use and GDP growth (Figure 3). Nearly all technology is made using fossil fuel products, so even energy growth ascribed to technology improvements could be considered to be available to a significant extent because of fossil fuels.

Figure 3. World GDP growth compared to world energy consumption growth for selected time periods since 1820. World real GDP trends for 1975 to present are based on USDA real GDP data in 2010$ for 1975 and subsequent. (Estimated by author for 2015.) GDP estimates for prior to 1975 are based on Maddison project updates as of 2013. Growth in the use of energy products is based on a combination of data from Appendix A data from Vaclav Smil's Energy Transitions: History, Requirements and Prospects together with BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015 for 1965 and subsequent.

Figure 3. World GDP growth compared to world energy consumption growth for selected time periods since 1820. World real GDP trends from 1975 to present are based on USDA real GDP data in 2010$ for 1975 and subsequent. (Estimated by the author for 2015.) GDP estimates for prior to 1975 are based on Maddison project updates as of 2013. Growth in the use of energy products is based on a combination of data from Appendix A data from Vaclav Smil’sEnergy Transitions: History, Requirements and Prospects together with BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015 for 1965 and subsequent.

While renewables are being added, they still represent only a tiny share of the world’s energy consumption.

Figure 4. World energy consumption by part of the world, based on BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015.

Figure 4. World energy consumption by part of the world, based on BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015.

Thus, we are nowhere near a point where the world economy could continue to function without an adequate supply of oil, coal and natural gas.

9. Many people believe that oil prices will bounce back up again, and everything will be fine. This seems unlikely. 

The growing cost of oil extraction that we have been encountering in the last 15 years represents one form of diminishing returns. Once the cost of making energy products becomes high, an economy is permanently handicapped. Prices higher than those maintained in the 2011-2014 period are really needed if extraction is to continue and grow. Unfortunately, such high prices tend to be recessionary. As a result, high prices tend to push demand down. When demand falls too low, prices tend to fall very low.

There are several ways to improve demand for commodities, and thus raise prices again. These include (a) increasing wages of non-elite workers (b) increasing the proportion of the population with jobs, and (c) increasing the amount of debt. None of these are moving in the “right” direction.

Joseph Tainter in The Collapse of Complex Societies points out that once diminishing returns set in, the response is more “complexity” to solve these problems. Government programs become more important, and taxes are often higher. Education of elite workers becomes more important. Businesses become larger. This increased complexity leads to more of the output of the economy being funneled to sectors of the economy other than the wages of non-elite workers. Because there are so many of these non-elite workers, their lack of buying power adversely affects demand for goods that use commodities, such as homes, cars, and motorcycles.1

Another force tending to hold down demand is a smaller proportion of the population in the labor force. There are many factors contributing to this: Young people are in school longer. The bulge of workers born after World War II is now reaching retirement age. Lagging wages make it increasingly difficult for young parents to afford childcare so that both can work.

As noted in Section 5, debt growth is no longer rising as rapidly as in the past. In fact, we are seeing the beginning of interest rate increases.

When we add to these problems the slowdown in growth in the Chinese economy and the new oil that Iran will be adding to the world oil supply, it is hard to see how the oil imbalance will be fixed in any reasonable time period. Instead, the imbalance seems likely to remain at a high level, or even get worse. With limited storage available, prices will tend to continue to fall.

10. The rapid run up in US oil production after 2008 has been a significant contributor to the mismatch between oil supply and demand that has taken place since mid-2014.  

Without US production, world oil production (broadly defined, including biofuels and natural gas liquids) is close to flat.

Figure 5. Total liquids oil production for the world as a whole and for the world excluding the US, based on EIA International Petroleum Monthly data.Figure 5. Total liquids oil production for the world as a whole and for the world excluding the US, based on EIA International Petroleum Monthly data.

Viewed separately, US oil production has risen very rapidly. Total production rose by about six million barrels per day between 2008 and 2015.

Figure 6. US Liquids production, based on EIA data (International Petroleum Monthly, through June 2015; supplemented by December Monthly Energy Review for most recent data.

Figure 6. US Liquids production, based on EIA data (International Petroleum Monthly, through June 2015; supplemented by December Monthly Energy Review for most recent data).

US oil supply was able to rise very rapidly partly because QE led to the availability of debt at very low interest rates. In addition, investors found yields on debt so low that they purchased almost any equity investment that appeared to have a chance of long-term value. The combination of these factors, plus the belief that oil prices would always increase because extraction costs tend to rise over time, funneled large amounts of investment funds into the liquid fuels sector.

As a result, US oil production (broadly defined), increased rapidly, increasing nearly 1.0 million barrels per day in 2012, 1.2 million barrels per day in 2013, 1.7 million barrels per day in 2014. The final numbers are not in, but it looks like US oil production will still increase by another 700,000 barrels a day in 2015. The 700,000 extra barrels of oil added by the US in 2015 is likely greater than the amount added by either Saudi Arabia or Iraq.

World oil consumption does not increase rapidly when oil prices are high. World oil consumption increased by 871,000 barrels a day in 2012, 1,397,000 barrels a day in 2013, and 843,000 barrels a day in 2014, according to BP. Thus, in 2014, the US by itself added approximately twice as much oil production as the increase in world oil demand. This mismatch likely contributed to collapsing oil prices in 2014.

Given the apparent role of the US in creating the mismatch between oil supply and demand, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Saudi Arabia is unwilling to try to fix the problem.

Conclusion

Things aren’t working out the way we had hoped. We can’t seem to get oil supply and demand in balance. If prices are high, oil companies can extract a lot of oil, but consumers can’t afford the products that use it, such as homes and cars; if oil prices are low, oil companies try to continue to extract oil, but soon develop financial problems.

Complicating the problem is the economy’s continued need for stimulus in order to keep the prices of oil and other commodities high enough to encourage production. Stimulus seems to takes the form of ever-rising debt at ever-lower interest rates. Such a program isn’t sustainable, partly because it leads to mal-investment and partly because it leads to a debt bubble that is subject to collapse.

 

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Who OWNS The Weather?

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For a very long time there was a colloquial saying about the weather, e.g., everyone talks about the weather, but no one can do anything about it. Well, not anymore! One just has to look overhead to see all the weather geoengineering that’s taking place, and being sprayed out of contracted airplanes, for that very purpose.

As far back as the 1960s, we have documentation that controlling the weather was a priority quest.

JFK weather control

Furthermore, what did former Secretary of Defense William Cohen [Jan 1997-Jan 2001; Bill Clinton Administration] know about electromagnetic waves and how they interacted with weather geoengineering when he supposedly said,

Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through use of electromagnetic waves.

From the Executive Summary of the U.S. Air Force 52-page Report “Owning the Weather in 2025: Weather as a force multiplier,” this:

In 2025, US aerospace forces can “own the weather” by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications. Such a capability offers the war fighter tools to shape the battlespace in ways never before possible. It provides opportunities to impact operations across the full spectrum of conflict and is pertinent to all possible futures. The purpose of this paper is to outline a strategy for the use of a future weather-modification system to achieve military objectives rather than to provide a detailed technical road map.

A high-risk, high-reward endeavor, weather-modification offers a dilemma not unlike the splitting of the atom. While some segments of society will always be reluctant to examine controversial issues such as weather-modification, the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at our own peril. From enhancing friendly operations or disrupting those of the enemy via small-scale tailoring of natural weather patterns to complete dominance of global communications and counterspace control, weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary. Some of the potential capabilities a weather-modification system could provide to a war-fighting commander in chief (CINC) are listed in table 1.
Technology advancements in five major areas are necessary for an integrated weather-modification capability: (1) advanced nonlinear modeling techniques, (2) computational capability, (3) information gathering and transmission, (4) a global sensor array, and (5) weather intervention techniques. Some intervention tools exist today and others may be developed and refined in the future.

In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications. Our government will pursue such a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels. These levels could include unilateral actions, participation in a security framework such as NATO, membership in an international organization such as the UN, or participation in a coalition. Assuming that in 2025 our national security strategy includes weather-modification, its use in our national military strategy will naturally follow. Besides the significant benefits an operational capability would provide, another motivation to pursue weather-modification is to deter and counter potential adversaries. [2]

However, was the military satisfied to leave weather geoengineering only for the battlefield? Apparently not, as we can see in the skies above our heads

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and the weather anomalies, including EMF waves, on various NOAA and other aerial satellite maps published at www.geoengineerigwatch.org

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The process of manipulating atmosphere moisture (for creating SRM cloud canopy over the largest possible regions) is wreaking havoc on the climate and ecosystems.

Here’s the February 2012 proposed budget Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Justification Book Volume 1 Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, Defense-Wide [4], which apparently pays for wreaking devastating weather havoc on lives, homes, farms, crops and cattle, rivers, wetlands, and even countries! [4]

When will insurance companies, farmers, cattle ranchers, the media and citizens wake up to what’s going on above our very heads, done under the guise of “defense” and “national security,” which is ruining lives and economies?

Have you experienced what’s called the “chemtrail cough” [5-6]? A hacking that you can’t get rid of for months and your doctor doesn’t know what to do for it? There’s even “chemtrail flu.” [7]

This YouTube video explains more than the new world order controllers apparently want us to know.

Even tornadoes probably are being geoengineered, as has been stated by researchers! [8]

In 2013 the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory embarked upon a campaign to produce the densest artificial plasma clouds using HAARP, the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, operated out of Gakona, Alaska. [9]

HAARPHAARP, Gakona, Alaska

There is a “network” of HAARPs in numerous countries around the globe. What does that tell you about conspiracies? They are REAL, alive, thriving and being pulled off by government agencies and military planes too.

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Shouldn’t we, who are affected by geoengineered weather, start demanding answers from those in government and government agencies as to what’s going on, why and who’s paying for it? Shouldn’t citizens start filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with various government agencies asking about weather geoengineering, as it is technically known?

Aren’t we constantly overwhelmed by the latest weather reports and/or catastrophes, which “gagged” weather readers on TV screens, radio and elsewhere are trying to make us believe are normal “Acts of God”? However, shouldn’t they be a little more humble and remember, “You don’t eff with Mother Nature, and get away with it.”

Remember these weather events, and shouldn’t we question what role the weather geoengineers played in orchestrating them:

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June-3-2014-US-Drought-Monitor-MapThe true severity of the drought in the west is not accurately reflected in the drought monitor”[sic] map above. The actual conditions on the ground are much much [sic] worse as California has been descending into ever worsening drought for 7 years now. This season to date there has been no significant rain at all. [12]

Spring planting season is coming soon; how will it be affected by toxic weather spraying, man-made torrential rains and tornadoes? As I write this, parts of the State of Louisiana are under water. [13] A record-setting rise in the rivers of Louisiana!
Will weather catastrophes make less food available and at higher food prices?

Can you plant your own food garden this year? Plant non-GMO seeds, if you do.

It’s time to get our heads out of the sand and realize what’s going on.

Wake up and see the chemtrails—technology’s poison clouds.

Maybe this video can help you clear the cobwebs out of your mind about some things.

The Psychological Reasons Why Trump Has Already Won the Presidency

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In 2011, Zibigniew Brzezinski lamented that the people were waking up to the tyranny that he and his fellow globalists were perpetrating upon humanity. At the time, I thought that the following Brzezinski quote was alarmist and not based on fact.

Brzezinski recently said, "it is now easier to kill a million people than to control a million people.

msmSo long as the global elite controlled 95% of the media, courtesy of Bill Clinton deregulation, I did not believe that the Independent Media had any chance to wake up the slumbering masses.  Collectively, the mass media produced a condition called “group think”.

In large part, the American people have been conquered through the principle of group think. Throughout history, group think has played a prominent role in coercing the public of any nation into going to war for the benefit of the elite ruling class and their financial bottom line.

                                  Group Think

groupthinkGroup think is a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis in 1972, and it occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment”.

Groups affected by group think ignore alternatives and tend to take irrational actions that dehumanize other groups. A group is especially vulnerable to group think (e.g. reducing people to a “conspiracy theorist” status) when someone is accusing the government of wrong-doing.

Group think gets an individual to unquestionably accept the will of the elite as represented by the Main Stream Media. It is the psychological phenomenon which explains the incredulous idea that there is no such thing as a conspiracy theory as if two bad people would never get together and plan to do something bad. The phenomenon results in this….

"Yes we can sacrifice liberty for security. And there is no such thing as a conspiracy."

“Yes we can sacrifice liberty for security. And there is no such thing as a conspiracy.” Self-appointed ‘mindguards’becomes a key operating component of the group. Members protect the group and the leader from information that is problematic or contradictory to the group’s cohesiveness, view, and/or decisions. This is the central operating principle of the maintenance of group think. Any dissension inside the group is quickly dealt with as if the dissenter were a member of the group of which their group is aligned against (George W. Bush’s proclamation of .. This is the role of Fox, CNN and the rest of the MSM and it results in this….

 

“Yes we can go to war, die for the corporations, sacrifice our kids future an believe that free trade agreements like the TPP, NAFTA, CAFTA and how America got the SHAFTA, are good.

This paradigm of group think as delivered trough the MSM was getting Americans to literally and figuratively commit suicide. And amazingly, through group think, many Americans would defend the practice and chastise who would dare point out the dangers. At least the paradigm was working until this man decided to get into politics.

Throughout my academic career, I have immersed myself in discovering how change occurs. Why do some movements take hold and win the day, while others die on the vine? The answer, coming from the field of social psychology, is surprisingly simple.

The flip side of group think also exists. The antidote to group think is more group think in the form of presenting a group think psychology that is the antithesis of the existing paradigm being perpetrated today

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the public believes is false.”  

William Casey, former CIA Director

Group Think vs. Confirmation Bias

The social psychological term, confirmation bias, refers to the fact that the masses will believe even the biggest of lies, if they hear it often enough. Confirmation bias and group think work hand in hand to enslave Americans into believing in and accepting a self-destructive paradigm. Television MSM news has a filtering impact on the perception of reality.  The psychological concept of confirmation bias means that when we hear a message often enough, we come to unquestionably accept the message as authentic and real. And the message is amazingly consistent because only six globalist corporate entities control over 90% of the media.

CAN THE PEOPLE EVER BREAK FREE OF CONFIRMATION BIAS AND GROUP THINK?

The short answer is a resounding yes and it is has already happened courtesy of Donald Trump. Below is a critical piece of psychological research which describes how this shift has already happened.

The Ten Percent Factor

When 10% of the people take hold of an idea, the idea spreads like wildfire.  

When 10% of the people take hold of an idea, the idea spreads like wildfire.

Scientists from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have determined that if just 10% of any given population holds to an unshakable idea, that the idea will become adopted by the majority of the country. However, the scientists who belong to the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) found that if the ideas are shared by less than 10% of the population, the idea will not progress and will eventually die out. The research was first published in a peer reviewed E Journal in an article entitled “Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities.”

Computational and analytical methods were used to discover the tipping point where an obscure idea eventually becomes the majority opinion. The finding has dramatic implications for those of us trying to wake up the sheep in this country.

The SNARC scientists found that the 10% figure was applicable whether they were talking about the spread of innovations or to advance an ideal.

Reaching 10% of the population should be the objective of the alternative media and the primary goal should be the preservation of the soul and not to be quite as focused on achieving physical victory in this realm of existence.

Conclusion

The lies are exposed. Hillary and Bill cannot unring the bill, the truth has been exposed for millions of people to see.

The lies are exposed. Hillary and Bill cannot unring the bill, the truth has been exposed for millions of people to see.

When people visit my website and listen to my live broadcast and/or radio archives, as many as 1.2 million people are exposed to the truth that the MSM will not tell you about over a typical 30 day period.

When Donald Trump speaks, 12o million Americans, will somehow be exposed to his message through direct exposure or second hand information passing. My platform is no match for the reach of  Donald Trump’s message. Every time Trump speaks, he undoes the power of group think and confirmation bias by the sheer number of people that he reaches with even a single statement. With the veil of lies being lifted, the people are free to see the lies of the elite.

Trump has spent $25 million and he has set the psychological mind control mind control agenda of the elite on its ear.

 "We Can Make America Great Again!"

“We Can Make America Great Again!”

The elite have only begun to fight to hang on their ill-gotten turf.  They will stop at nothing to preserve their immoral status quo. They will start wars, launch false flag attacks, increase the
violence at Donald Trump events and even kill Trump. These are issues for another article. Right now, hold your head up high America, stick your chest out, because for this moment, the good guys are finally winning. And even if the election is stolen or they kill Trump, his ideas cannot be killed. Trump has already won and we have already won.

Source :  www.thecommonsenseshow.com

8-YEAR-OLD YEMENI CHILD DIES AT HANDS OF 40-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND ON WEDDING NIGHT

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An eight year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband, who was five times her age.

Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia. This brings even more attention to the already existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle East.

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“According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15.”

It is reported that over a quarter of Yemen’s young girls are married before the age of 15. Not only do they lose access to health and education, these child brides are commonly subjected to physical, emotional and sexual violence in their forced marriages.

One of the main issues is that there is currently no consistent established definition of a “child” that has been agreed upon worldwide. This leaves various interpretations within countries and little protection for those who are affected.

Establishing this age limit is among the top priorities of groups like HRC which was responsible for publishing the 54-page report “How Come You Allow Little Girls to Get Married?”, documenting the lifelong damage to girls who are forced to marry at young ages. Most pro age-limit organizations agree that 18 should be the legal age for marriage.

In February 2009, a law was created in Yemen that set the minimum age for marriage at 17. Unfortunately, it was repealed after more conservative lawmakers called it un-Islamic.

Source: www.theworld-aroundus.com

Which Generation Of The BMW M3 Sounds The Best?

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There might be some debate here.

The BMW M3 is arguably one the greatest greatest sports cars ever.

The original E30 M3 created the formula of putting a more powerful engine into a “regular” 3-Series to create one of the most pure driving experiences ever seen. Since the original 1988 E30 M3, there have been four new models for a total of five. Each new M3 has grown in size and power and been much faster than the preceding model. The E30, E36, E46, E90, and F80 M3s each have unique traits that make them special, although all of them are capable of tearing up a winding road.

Listen to each generation of the legendary M3 be revved out in a glorious homage to a truly great car with a tremendous racing pedigree.

Smokers And Ex Smokers -This Super Juice Will Clean Your Lungs (Video)

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Statistics provided by the CDC reports that smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.

More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.

For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness.

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.

Smoking is a known cause of erectile dysfunction in males.

The CDC also states the smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.

To have the ability to cleanse the lungs and remove toxins is a good way to fight these diseases and more, for smokers and non-smokers alike.

This super juice is composed of just 3 simple items you probably already have in your pantry.

Ginger

Ginger is an ancient spice that was has been used since ancient times because of its healing properties.

Along with its other known health benefits, Ginger helps to eliminate the excess mucus of the lungs.

Onion

Onion and garlic both possess anti-cancer properties which are a great ally in numerous malignant conditions.

It is especially beneficial in the prevention of various respiratory diseases.

Turmeric

Turmeric or Indian saffron is full of vitamins and minerals, and contains super-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

It has antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer properties, so be sure to enrich the daily diet with this spice.

Ingredients to make this super elixir:

400 grams of onion
1 liter of water
400 grams of sugar (if you want a healthier version, use honey or maple syrup)
2 tablespoons turmeric
Thumb-sized ginger root

Directions

1. Pour the sugar in the water, put on the fire and let it boil.

2. Slice the onion into quarters and slice the ginger root before adding both to the water. When the mixture boils again, add the turmeric, and lower the heat.

3. Let the mixture boil until the amount of water is reduced by half. Then strain and pour the liquid into a glass jar. When completely cooled, put it in the fridge, and keep it there all the time.

4. Take two tablespoons of elixir in the morning on an empty stomach, and two hours after the evening meal.

“To purify the lungs do not need a miracle, but the miraculous healing properties of the beverage made of three plants: ginger, onion and turmeric” 

In the video below are more tips and tricks you can use to ensure your respiratory system stays clean and healthy.