Mês: junho 2018

Collapse

Markers of Imperial Collapse   Dmitry Orlov Jun. 19, 2018 In thinking through the (for now) gradually unfolding collapse of the American empire, the collapse of the USSR, which occurred close through three decades ago, continues to perform as a goldmine of useful examples and analogies. Certain events that occurred during the Soviet collapse can serve as useful signposts in the American one, allowing us to formulate better guesses about the timing of events that can suddenly turn a gradual collapse into a precipitous one. When the Soviet collapse occurred, the universal reaction was “Who could have known?” Well, I knew. I distinctly remember a conversation I had with a surgeon in the summer of 1990, right as I was going under the knife to get my appendix excised, waiting for the anesthesia to kick in. He asked me about what will happen to the Soviet republics, Armenia in particular. I told him that they will be independent in less than a year. He looked positively shocked. I was off by a couple of months. I hope to be able to call the American collapse with the same degree of precision. I suppose I was well positioned to know, and I am tempted to venture a guess at how I achieved that. My area of expertise at the time was measurement and data acquisition electronics for high energy physics...

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SI/SN

Situação Internacional     S 11– O fim da semana passada e o começo desta são de Donald Trump. Na semana passada foi o encontro do G7, que deveria ser G8 por sugestão de Trump, e acabou tendo G6+1 porque Trump se recusou assinar o documento final. Quer dizer, Trump foi no Canadá e deu uma chacoalhada em seus vassalos, que não gostaram nem um pouco, mas nada puderam fazer senão hipotecar ainda mais apoio a sancionar a Rússia, ainda que tais sanções prejudiquem seus próprios países. Quer dizer, temer a Rússia e bater na Rússia é a razão da vida deles. Todos dependem dos conflitos no estilo Guerra Fria. E chacoalhar a todos é a graça do imperador… Trump é um bully (i.e. um tormento, um perseguidor, um tirano, um opressor, um intimidador), escreve Tom Luongo. . . Trump & G7 e Trump & Kim vistos de Moscou (RT), com vídeo da FoxNews. . . Neste começo de semana, o imperador Trump encontra o ditador Jong-un e atiça nova avalanche de comentários e críticas. Hélio Schwartsman entende que o “ditador arrancou um acordo vago, muito parecido com outros já descumpridos…”. Marcos Troyjo acha que, sob o comando de Trump, os Estados Unidos “descortinam era de particularismo e relativismo moral”, o que, aliás, não é marca exclusiva de Trump, mas do Império. . . Nos últimos dois séculos, o Brasil passou por dois...

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Silver

A Strategic Metal and Prices Will Soar   Jim Willies Jan 16, 2018   The arguments in favor of silver as an investment asset are growing rapidly. In the opinion of the Jackass website, silver is the most under-valued hard asset in existence, with the highest potential for price appreciation on the globe. To begin with, central banks own no silver, but do own huge tracts of gold. Industry has huge demand for silver, but a trifling amount for gold demand. The investment demand is another key factor in favor of silver, but also for gold. Ever since the tech telecom bust in 2000, the precious metals growth curve has been evident. Ever since the subprime bond disaster in 2007, followed by the Lehman strangulation in 2008, the precious metals growth curve has continued. It is suppressed like holding back a team of six stagecoach Clydesdale horses by simple leather straps held by mere men with computers on their backs. Ever since the QE inflation policy of monetizing the USGovt debt, the monetary role of Gold & Silver has never been more acute in modern history. But silver offers much more. Monetary Abuse Since 2012 with the African style monetary policy, also shared at times by South American nations, the US Federal Reserve has been forced to succumb to hyper monetary inflation of the unsterilized variety. It is the...

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G7

Is Europe Too Brainwashed To Normalize Relations With Russia?   Paul Craig Roberts Jun. 12, 2018   Judging from statements made by G-7 leaders at the recent meeting, President Trump’s application of US sanctions to Europe and disregard of European interests, just as Washington dismisses every country’s interests except Israel’s, has not caused Europeans to disassociate from Washington’s hostility to Russia. The prime minister of England said that the G7 “agreed to stand ready to take further restrictive measures against Russia if necessary.” The American puppet in France, Macron, falsely accused Russia, the only country trying to enforce the Minsk agreement, of violating the Minsk agreement. The French president also falsely accused Russia of invading Ukraine and annexing Crimea, despite the fact that Russian forces have been present in Crimea for years under a 50-year lease that provides Crimea as a Russian naval base. As the French president surely knows, all Russia did was to accept an unanimous vote of Crimeans to return to Russia. Crimea had been a part of Russia for three centuries, longer than the existence of the US, before it was illegally transferred to Ukraine. The G7 politicians accused Putin of “destabilizing behavior,” of “undermining democratic systems,” and of “supporting Syria.” Europe remains subservient to Washington despite everything Trump has done to humiliate Washington’s European vassals. Putin’s response to what he called “creative babbling” was...

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