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  • Tepco admitted they observed black smoke twice from Reactor 3 late March 2011
    Following up these articles.. US navy was reported they measured 1.5 mSv/h Thyroid Dose in area south of Tokyo [URL 1] 3/21/2011-The day G.Washington evacuated Yokosuka, possible explosion happened in The post Tepco admitted they observed black smoke twice from Reactor 3 late March 2011 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • M5.7 occurred Iwate offshore
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M5.7 happened offshore Iwate prefecture at 14:32 of 2/2/2016 (JST). The depth of epicenter was 20km. Maximum seismic intensity was 4. The maximum seismic The post M5.7 occurred Iwate offshore appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco gave up the robot inspection of Reactor 1 this year
    On 1/28/2016, Tepco announced they gave up the planned robot inspection of Reactor 1 for this year. In Tepco’s assumption, Reactor 1 is supposed to have the molten nuclear fuel The post Tepco gave up the robot inspection of Reactor 1 this year appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • NRA’s data shows contamination level in Tokyo tap water higher than Fukushima by 24 percent
    According to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), Cs-134/137 density in Tokyo tap water is 24% higher than Fukushima. The report was released on 10/30/2015, titled as “Readings of radioactivity level in The post NRA’s data shows contamination level in Tokyo tap water higher than Fukushima by 24 percent appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • M4.2 occurred Fukushima offshore
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M4.2 hit Fukushima offshore at 2:13 AM of 1/25/2016 (JST). The maximum seismic intensity was 4. The depth of epicenter was 30km. 2 hours The post M4.2 occurred Fukushima offshore appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Cs-134/137 detected from over 40 percent of fish in 20km radius area outside of Fukushima plant port
    On 1/19/2016, Tepco announced they measured Cesium-134/137 from 40.5 % of fish in 20km radius sea area from Fukushima plant. Fukushima plant port is excluded. The samples were collected in The post Cs-134/137 detected from over 40 percent of fish in 20km radius area outside of Fukushima plant port appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Radiation alarm went off at dust monitoring post in the Southern border of Fukushima plant
    On 1/13/2016, a dust monitoring post issued a warning of high radiation level, according to Tepco. The alarm went off at 0:39. The monitoring post situated near the Southern border The post Radiation alarm went off at dust monitoring post in the Southern border of Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • I-131 detected from sewage sludge in Koriyama city Fukushima almost everyday this November
    According to Fukushima prefectural government, Iodine-131 was detected from sewage sludge for 26 days this November. Fukushima prefectural government released the radiation analysis data on 12/25/2015. The data reveals I-131 The post I-131 detected from sewage sludge in Koriyama city Fukushima almost everyday this November appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 8,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum dust collected in the last week of 2015
    Following up this article.. 5,600 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum cleaner dust accumulated from this September in Iwaki city [URL]   On 1/8/2016, the same person posted on Twitter that 7,993 The post 8,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum dust collected in the last week of 2015 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 9 earthquakes occurred offshore of Amami Oshima island within 4 hours
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 9 earthquakes hit offshore of Amami Oshima island only from the night of 1/9/2016 to the next day.   The first quake happened at The post 9 earthquakes occurred offshore of Amami Oshima island within 4 hours appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Hillary’s Iowa Loss, Economy Keeps Sinking, Obama Mosque Visit
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The big loser in the Iowa Primary is Hillary Clinton. Yes, she came in first by a tiny margin, but even that is in question. Iowa’s biggest newspaper is calling for a recount because of the .2% margin of victory. The head of the Democratic Party in Iowa, also, reportedly, is […]Related Posts:Middle East Tensions Continue to M […]
  • World Going into Nasty Depression-Hugo Salinas Price
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Billionaire retail magnate Hugo Salinas Price says the world debt has peaked and has no place to go but down. Salinas Price explains, “It is a global phenomenon, yes. The world has too much debt, and now it’s trying to get out of debt. That’s what’s going on. . . . […]Related Posts:Apocalypse and Enormous Disorder Coming-Hugo […]
  • Investors Heading for Slaughter One More Time-David Stockman
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Former Reagan White House Budget Director David Stockman says retail investors are going to take, yet, another very big hit. Stockman explains, “The retail investor waded in again. The sheep lined up and, unfortunately, are heading for the slaughter one more time. I think it is very hard […]Related Pos […]
  • All Trump All the Time, Bad Economy Sold as Good, Lucifer is In Style-NOT
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 224 1.29.16) Trump talks, he makes news. Trump doesn’t talk, he makes news. Trump tweets, he makes news. Trump offends, he makes news. Trump makes sense, he makes news. You may think what is going on with Donald Trump is all about Trump, it is really about the changing landscape […]Related Posts:Fed Not Raising Interest […]
  • Monetary Meth Coming Soon-Gerald Celente
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Top trends forecaster Gerald Celente says the global economy is tanking, but don’t expect central banks to go down without a fight. Celente explains, “So, what happens? The markets are going down, and you hear from people like Ray Dalio (hedge fund manager) from Bridgewater Associates saying that the Federal Reserve […]Relate […]
  • Next Crash Worse than 1929 & 2008 Combined-Michael Pento
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday release) Money manager Michael Pento says the next crash will be one for the record books. Pento contends, “If you look at any of the economic data coming out, it screams recession. It will be one of the worst recessions since 2008 and 1929—combined.” This is a description of […]Related Posts:Worldwide Credit B […]
  • Elites Know Global Economy Tanking, Hill in Much Deeper Email Trouble, Bizarre US Middle East Policy
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (WNW 223 1.22.16) It appears the declining economy is so obvious that even the elite are admitting the global economy is tanking. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the richest people in business and government gather annually, the mood couldn’t be gloomier. Even the headline at USA Today […]Related Pos […]
  • New Recession is Here Now-John Williams
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Economist John Williams says a recession isn’t on the way–it’s already here. Williams explains, “There are a number of factors here that are showing recession. Number one is industrial production. You can’t ignore industrial production; it is usually used with retail sales in timing formal recessions. It turned down last Dece […]
  • Financial Crisis Worse Because It’s Global-Nomi Prins
    Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday release) Best-selling author and journalist Nomi Prins says the next financial crisis will be much worse than 2008. Prins contends, “If you look at the beginning of 2016 . . . it’s indicative of the rest of the year. We are seeing declines everywhere, and they are significant declines. The […]Related Posts:Take Mo […]
  • Obama’s State of Delusion, FBI Widens Hillary Email Probe, Iran Detains US Sailors
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 222 1.15.16) President Obama’s State of the Union should be renamed to the State of Delusion after he said, “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” This is so off base and delusional I simply do not know where to start. There are so many metrics […]Related Posts:Middle East War, Global […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date     Friday, February 05, 2016 Construction Spending Trade Balance […]
  • No. 783: Fourth-Quarter GDP, Consumer and Monetary Conditions
    (SGS Subscription required) • Annualized Real GDP Growth Slowed to 0.69% in Headline Reporting, Poised for Headline Contraction in February 26th First Revision • Difference Between the Headline Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth and an Outright Quarterly Contraction Was Not Statistically Significant • Worst Real Trade Deficit in Eight Years • Velocity of Money Slowed […]
  • No. 782: December Durable Goods Orders, New- and Existing-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • New Orders for Durable Goods Fell in Fourth-Quarter 2015, Both Before and After Consideration for Commercial Aircraft and Inflation • Orders Signaled Deepening Downturn and Contracting First-Quarter Production • North American Freight Activity Has Indicated Renewed Economic Contraction in the Context of No Economic Recovery • Wi […]
  • Commentaries News
    Due to the payroll benchmark revision due on Friday, that day’s Commentary will be published late in the day. A further Commentary will look in more detail at that revision, early next week. PUBLISHING SCHEDULE.  - The next regular Commentary, scheduled for Friday, February 5th, will cover January 2016 labor conditions and the […]
  • No. 781: GDP, December CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings, Housing Starts
    (SGS Subscription required) • Fourth-Quarter GDP Remains Good Bet for Quarterly Contraction, Although Not Likely Until the First Revision   • Fourth-Quarter Real Retail Sales Flattened Out; Annual Growth Continued to Signal Recession • Fourth-Quarter Housing Starts Turned Down Quarter-to-Quarter • December Gains in Average Weekly Earnings Were Minimal, with […]
  • No. 780 December Industrial Production, Retail Sales and Producer Prices (PPI)
    (SGS Subscription required) • Recession in Hand – Here Is What It Looks Like • Fourth-Quarter Production Plunged by 3.4% (-3.4%) at Annualized Pace; Quarter Was Down Year-to-Year by 0.9% (-0.9%) • Year-to-Year Decline Was of a Magnitude Seen Previously Only in Formal Recessions, Post-World War II, and with the 1952 Steel Strike, When President Truman Nationa […]
  • No. 779-A: Declining Monetary Base and Reserves
    (SGS Subscription required) • Monetary-Base Decline Largely Has Reflected the New York Federal Reserve’s Open Market Operations in Targeting the New Federal Funds Rate […]
  • No. 779: December Labor Numbers, Shifting Monetary Conditions and Money Supply M3
    (SGS Subscription required) • Something Afoot in the Banking System? • Post-FOMC Rate Hike, Excess Reserves in Historic Plunge; Monetary Base Dropped to 28-Month Low in Record Annual Decline • December Year-to-Year Broad Money Supply Growth Fell to 4.5% from 5.2% in November • Employment and Unemployment Reality Remained Bleak • Year-to-Year Payroll Growth H […]
  • No. 778: November Trade Deficit and Construction Spending
    (SGS Subscription required) • Fourth-Quarter Real Trade Deficit Continued on Track for Worst Showing Since Third-Quarter 2007, Indicative of Looming Hit to GDP • Real Construction Spending Now on Track for Fourth-Quarter 2015 Contraction, Consistent with Other Signals for a Drop in Fourth-Quarter GDP • Corrected for “Processing Errors” Headline Construction […]
  • No. 777: Key Issues in the Past Year and the Year Ahead
    (SGS Subscription required) • A Heavily-Troubled 2015 Has Set Up 2016 for Disorders in the Financial Markets, Systemic Stability and the U.S. Political Arena • Formal “New” Recession Recognition Is Likely Early in the New Year • Real S&P 500 Sales -- Net of Stock-Buyback Distortions -- Showed No Post-2009 Recovery in the Economy, but Instead Showed Low-L […]

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  • The Italian Connection and “Girlfriends” of World Chaos
    An analyst colleague of mine told me the other day; “World War III is already underway Phil.” His assertion only confirmed my own conclusions, 24 months of my research has uncovered untold warlike initiatives. Many agree now, we’re caught in the throes of an unforeseen Armageddon. So, today I would like to confirm this by […]
  • The Trojan Horse of Refugees in Europe
    Since January 1, 2016, increasingly more stories about attacks and sexual harassment of European women in Germany on the part of migrants have been covered by the mass media. On February 2, a group of migrants assaulted two elderly men who tried to protect a woman attacked by migrants. German law enforcement agencies, however, are […]
  • UN “Peace” Accord: Preparing for a New Western Intervention in Libya
    In a recently held supposedly important meeting in Rome with regard to “peace” in Libya, the Western powers were once again seen as pushing themselves to shove by attempting to pave the way for imposing a so-called UN backed “peace accord”—an accord that would (supposedly only) end internal fighting, unite the warring factions and thereby […]
  • Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge In the News Again: Still Too Many Awkward Questions
    As the links between various rogue elements in the former Georgian Intelligence Services, Turkey and ISIL, the Islamic State, become ever more obvious increasing numbers of questions are being asked about activities in the Pankisi Gorge, one of the products of this unholy alliance. These are now becoming increasingly troubling for Georgia and its sponsor, [… […]
  • Beijing Vs DC: The Battle for Southeast Asia
    The Strait Times published an opinion piece by the London-based Rob Edens. Wishfully titled, “South-east Asia fast becoming unfriendly territory for China,” it attempts to portray Southeast Asia as increasingly pivoting West toward Washington, coincidentally just as Washington was “pivoting” East toward Asia. Edens’ attempts to outline Beijing and Washington […]
  • The Middle East: New Plans of Nobel Peace Prize Winner
    Nobel Peace Prize Winner, US President Barack Obama has apparently decided to end his presidency with a war – by sending troops to the Middle East and unleashing new hostilities there. – Here is the real proof of the high standing of the Peace Prize Winner. Or is it possible that the Nobel Committee awarded […]
  • Iran-Saudi Crisis and Pakistan
    Pakistan has become an intermediary between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Islamic Republic of Iran against the background of increasing fears that a prolonged bilateral confrontation could potentially have serious consequences for the entire region. With a view to resolving the conflict, the civil and military leadership of Pakistan visited Riyad […]
  • Saudi Arabia is Facing ISIL-US Terrorist Threat
    Wise men often say: “what comes around goes around”. Last month Saudi authorities detained 33 individuals suspected of terrorism. It turns out that among the detainees there were foreign citizens, including those coming from the United States and Kazakhstan, along with two Syrians, one Indonesian and a Filipino. In addition, among those detained security for […]
  • Iran Completes Eurasian Golden Triangle
    Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from least noticed events. Such is the situation with Iran and the recent visit to Teheran of China’s President Xi Jinping. What emerged from the talks confirms that the vital third leg of what will become a genuine Eurasian Golden Triangle, of nations committed to peaceful […]
  • The Role Played by the Propaganda Steamroller in the Syrian Conflict
    Every death in Syria and Iraq, were one to be honest, can be blamed on a myriad of causations, Turkey’s oil dealings, recently come to light, are but one of many. Without propaganda, the US bombing campaign might have been real and the endless flow of Raytheon’s TOW missiles to ISIS might have been stemmed. […]
  • What Is The Best Method Of Rebellion Against Tyranny?
    Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, I have heard it often said that there is no one right way to accomplish a goal. I agree. However, I would add that while there is no such thing as “one right way” to achieve an objective, this does not mean there aren’t numerous WRONG ways to achieve an objective. Doing “something” is not always better than doin […]
  • Kyle Bass Asks If China Is Fine, Why Are They So Worried About "Some Hedge Fund Manager In Texas"
    If there’s one thing China hates, it’s a nefarious “manipulator” spreading innuendo, and fear in an already nervous market. When these evildoers are Chinese citizens, the problem is easily solved. Beijing simply arrests them and beats a confession out them or else simply locks them away in the bowels of the Politburo for the remainder of their days. This is […]
  • Hyperinflating Venezuela Used 36 Boeing 747 Cargo Planes To Deliver Its Worthless Bank Notes
    The weeks ago, when we showed "What The Death Of A Nation Looks Like: Venezuela Prepares For 720% Hyperinflation", we said that after looking at a chart of Venezuela's upcoming hyperinflation...   ...  a hyperinflation in which the soaring stock market has failed to keep pace with the collapsing currency, thereby mocking all erroneous thought […]
  • A Distracted Society Keeps The Police State In Power
    Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of […]
  • German Professor Says All Students Should Be Required To Learn Arabic
    Late last month, we reported that Austria may cut social benefits for asylum seekers who fail to attend “special integration training courses” and more specifically, for refugees who don’t make an honest effort to learn German. “Those who are not willing to learn German, who do not want to be part of the labor market, who are not ready to attend an integrati […]
  • Congress Wants To Turn The US Postal Service... Into A Bank
    Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, It’s news that seems ripped from the pages of The Onion. Or perhaps Atlas Shrugged. But incredibly enough it’s actually true: earlier this week, Congress proposed a new law authorizing the US Postal Service to provide banking and financial services. It’s called the “Providing Opportunities for Savings, Transacti […]
  • The Cozy Relationship Between The Treasury And The Fed
    Submitted by David Howden via The Mises Institute, Last year was a tough one for investors. Gold was down 10 percent. The Dow Industrials fell 2.5 percent, and most bond indexes finished down by at least that much. One institution that performed remarkably well in 2015 was the Federal Reserve. It just finished its most profitable year on record. The $100 bil […]
  • Closing In: Russia, Iran, Assad "Encircle" Syria's Largest City As Peace Talks Collapse In Geneva
    Back in October, we previewed the “promised” battle for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city prior to the war. By the time Russia began constructing an air base at Latakia, the city - which is immensely important both from a strategic and psychological perspective - was controlled by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and […]
  • What Happens Next?
    Excerpted from Stephanie Pomboy's MacroMavens.com, Putting it all together, the chart below overlays the simplest barometers of economic and financial duress (gold/copper) and risk appetite (stocks/bonds). It would be hard to find better proof that the canary in the coalmine is singing and that his song is landing on ears deafened by 6 years of BTFD beh […]
  • Gold in the Year of Fear Feb. 4, 2016 (Video)
        By EconMatters The Gold Market has had a nice run in 2016 so far, and may have considerable more upside to go before encountering serious resistance. This year has been the year of Fear in financial markets so far in 2016, and Gold has benefitted immensely as a result of the 'scared rabbits' effect by investors.   [youtube http://www.youtube.co […]
  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes India’s northeast, leaves 11 dead
    January 2016 – INDIA – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least 11 people, injuring 200 others and causing damage to several buildings. The death and injuries were caused by falling debris … Continue reading →
  • Doomsday Volcanoes: next large volcanic eruption on the planet could kill 1 million people
    January 2016 – GEOLOGY – Think you’ve got enough to worry about with collapsing economy, terrorism, wars and rumors of wars? Think again. Have you been paying attention to what appears to be an increase in volcanic activity across the … Continue reading →
  • Massive Texas blizzard kills 30,000 head of livestock
    January 2016 – TEXAS – The Texas blizzard “Goliath” may have claimed more than 30,000 animals this week in Texas. A statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Texas Association of Dairymen (TAD) says that the winter storm named Goliath … Continue reading →
  • Mystery: where are Hawaii’s humpback whales?
    January 2016 – HAWAII – But it might not be bad news for the whales. Humpback whales are one of Hawaii’s many tourist draws, but this year experts say fewer of them than usual have returned to the state’s warm … Continue reading →
  • Cyclone Ula threatens southeastern Fiji
    January 2016 – FIJI – The small islands of Fulaga, Ogea, Vatoa and Ono-i-Lau are warned to expect destructive storm force winds of up to 140 kilometers an hour. The system, which at its centers has average winds of 150 … Continue reading →

This Day In History

1216 – King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached South Asia

1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.

1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’ in Virginia

1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1823 – Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat.

1871 – Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities ‘Criminal Tribes’, i.e. hereditary criminals. Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage.

1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.

1928 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children’s Hospital, Boston

1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice

1937 – Federal agents shoot and Kill Al Brady and members of the Brady Gang in a shootout at Bangor, Maine on Columbus Day in 1937. They surprised the gang at 8:30 a.m. on a busy street as they left a local store and a shootout between the gang and FBI Agents left a number of dead and wounded.

1945 – World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.

1945 – The Nazi party is ordered to dissolve by The Allied Control Council and stated that any attempt at it’s revival in any guise would be considered a criminal offense.

1967 – Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile because of North Vietnam’s opposition

1970 – Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas

1972 – 46 sailors are injured in a race riot involving more than 100 sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk .

1978: Some figures this week released by the Social Security administration give some interesting figures for current and projected incomes and taxes .

Current Average Worker earns $10,500 per year

1990 Average Worker Projected to earn $22,700 per year ( Actual was $28,960 )

2000 Average Worker Projected to earn $40,000 per year ( Actual was $40,344 )

2010 Average Worker Projected to earn $70,000 per year

2025 Average Worker Projected to earn $162,000 per year

2050 Average Worker Projected to earn $656,000 per year

1979 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.

1984 – IRA Terrorists carry out a bomb attack on the British Government at the Conservative party conference at Grand Hotel Brighton. .

1998 – Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976), died

2000 – The USS Cole a navy destroyer is attacked by two suicide terrorists believed to be part of ( Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network ) using a motorized rubber dinghy loaded with explosives which blows a 40ft by 40ft hole in the port side of the USS Cole while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden leaving seventeen sailors dead and 38 wounded .

2008 -Europe has followed the United States with a plan to stabalise the European Banking Industry by offering guarantee loans between banks until the end of 2009, and putting money into troubled banks by buying preference shares

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