Mr Aleppo defiantly reports from Syria, following the martyrdom of the highest officials in the country - he is calling for and announcing a stronger reaction from the Military. Source
18 Jul 2012
Global Risk Watch: Hyperinflation Revisited
Hyperinflation: Paper money only has a value because of the confidence that the money can be exchanged for a certain quantity of goods or services in the future. If this confidence is eroded, hyperinflation becomes a threat. If holders of cash start to question the future purchasing power of the currency and switch into real assets, asset prices start to rise and the purchasing power of money starts to fall. Other cash holders may realize the falling purchasing power of their money and join the exit from paper into real assets. When this self-reinforcing cycle turns into a panic, we have hyperinflation. The classic examples of hyperinflation are Germany in the 1920s, Hungary after the Second World War, and Zimbabwe, where hyperinflation ended in 2009. Indeed, hyperinflation is not that rare at all. Economist Peter Bernholz has identified no fewer than 28 cases of hyperinflation in the 20th century.
By Madison Ruppert: Yet another virus primarily targeting countries in the Middle East has been discovered, this time called Mahdi, after
the Islamic Messiah who will, according to Islam, rule the earth before the Day of Judgment.
Much like the astoundingly complex virus known as Flame, this virus can be modified remotely by the attacker in order to record keystrokes, remove documents, monitor email communications and even record audio.
However, according to Costin Raiu, senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, this piece of malware is not sophisticated, unlike Flame.
The malware originally “several months ago” and has targeted over 800 systems with the vast majority in Iran, with Israel coming in a distant second, according to Israeli Seculert and Russian Kaspersky Lab.
Interestingly, on Seculert’s July 17 blog they revealed, “The variant we examined communicated with a server located in Canada. We were able to track variants of the same malware back to December 2011. Back then, the malware communicated with the same domain name, but the server was located in Tehran, Iran.”
The potential similarities between Flame and Mahdi were so striking that Seculert originally contacted Kaspersky Lab in order to examine the two pieces of malware, although ultimately they “couldn’t find a direct connection between the campaigns.”
However, they did find that victims of the software known as Mahdi “include critical infrastructure companies, financial services and government embassies, which are all located in Iran, Israel and several other Middle Eastern countries.”
As you are paying for the privilege how about some 'Police State Information'? 52% of police questioned agreed with this statement: It's not unusual for a police officer to turn a blind eye to improper conduct by other officers. 49% feel that the only way a 'criminal' would receive any punishment was to punish the individual him/herself. Nice! Thanks to Matthew Pelletier of http://www.accelerated-degree.com for mailing us the following infographic.
Western Media Constructing Sheeple Consensus for War - Massacre Marketing - Itamar Rabinovich, Stephen Zunes and Sreeram Chaulia
There appears to be no doubt western media aims to construct a consensual consciousness to provide overwhelming public support for regime change in Damascus. Is the truth the greatest causality of this conflict? CrossTalking with Itamar Rabinovich, Stephen Zunes and Sreeram Chaulia on July 18. Source
The economy is the main event but the LIBOR scandal will be on the under-card when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress today and tomorrow. (See: Bernanke Ready to "Throw in the Towel on Inflation": Jim Rickards)
At issue is what the Fed, and other bank regulators, knew about manipulation of the key lending rate and whether they condoned banks giving low-ball estimates of LIBOR in order to make themselves look healthier during the crisis of 2008.
Bernanke is likely to face some inquires about this issue, but the U.S. regulator most questions are being asked about is Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who is set to testify about the matter before the House Financial Services committee next week.
Insider Reveals GlaxoSmithKline Targeted Children with Illegal Drug Marketing - Mike talks with Blair Hamrick
A big pharm whistleblower who has blown the lid off the bribery of physicians, the push for off-label marketing of drugs for unapproved health conditions, and the illegal marketing of drugs to children by GlaxoSmithKline. Source
by Michael Krieger: Look how cutesy JP Morgan is in their ad talking up the benefits of a cashless society, which is one of the key goals of TPTB. Why is the war on cash a key goal? Well if all your wealth is digital and they don’t like you…sorry we don’t know how your account got deleted sir. Perhaps you shouldn’t have spoken out against the government. Meanwhile, let’s not forget JP Morgan was right there in the middle of the MF Global missing funds and now seems to be there with PFG Best as well. It’s true yet no one wants to talk about it. See this Huffington Post piece. Two words: Gold & Silver. Source