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  • Unidentified explosive sound heard in Iwaki city twice on 8th Feb
    Iwaki city citizens reported to police, fire department and city hall that they heard something explode on 2/8/2016. It reportedly sounded like thunder or exploding meteorite. It also shook the The post Unidentified explosive sound heard in Iwaki city twice on 8th Feb appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 8 quakes hit Tokara islands within an hour on 3rd Feb
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 8 earthquakes happened near Tokara islands within only 1 hour on 2/3/2016. Tokara islands are South West offshore of the main land of Japan. The post 8 quakes hit Tokara islands within an hour on 3rd Feb appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • NIES reported the population and sorts of sea invertebrate significantly decreased around Fukushima plant
    Photo ; “Thais clavigera” [Wikipedia]   On 2/4/2016, NIES (National Institute for Environmental Studies)  announced that the invertebrates in intertidal zone are significantly decreased around Fukushima plant port after 311. The The post NIES reported the population and sorts of sea invertebrate significantly decreased around Fukushima plant appeared first o […]
  • Sr-90 density jumped up over 10 times in groundwater beside Reactor 2
    On 2/5/2016, Tepco reported Strontium-90 density spiked 1,103% in groundwater beside Reactor 2. The sample was collected between the plant port and Reactor 2. The sampling well is one of The post Sr-90 density jumped up over 10 times in groundwater beside Reactor 2 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • [Photo] Over 0.5 μSv/h detected from mud in Shibuya ward Tokyo
    On 2/4/2016, a Japanese citizen posted on Twitter that 0.51 μSv/h was detected on accumulated mud in Shibuya ward of Tokyo. The location is 2-17-5 Jingu-mae, Shibuya ward. The area The post [Photo] Over 0.5 μSv/h detected from mud in Shibuya ward Tokyo appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 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.
  • Gold Will Smell Blood of Negative Rates-Peter Schiff
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Money manager Peter Schiff says forget about the Fed raising interest rates. The next move is down.  Schiff explains, “I think there is a pretty good chance we’re going to get 0% interest rates before the end of the year, and I think we’re going to get QE4.  We will see […]Related Posts:Going to be a Horrible Christmas-Peter […]
  • DOW 6,000 Extreme Sell-Off Coming-Gregory Mannarino
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino called the top of the DOW in May 2015. The market was well over 18,000 then and currently more than 2,000 points lower.  Mannarino now says the Dow is going to “6,000–or lower.” Mannarino warns, “People need to be ready for a major, extreme sell-off […]Related Posts:Nex […]
  • 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 […]
  • No. 784-A: Payroll Benchmark Revisions and Reporting Biases
    (SGS Subscription required) • Payroll-Reporting’s Upside Bias-Factors Were Boosted by 20% to an Annual Pace of 941,000 Jobs, Despite the Downside Benchmark Revision of 206,000 (-206,000) • Non-Comparability of Seasonally-Adjusted Data Coming Out of the 2015 Revision Showed Some Parallel Patterns versus the 2014 Circumstance […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date   Friday, February 12, 2016 Retail Sales (Advance) January-2016 02/12/2016   Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Housing Starts […]
  • No. 784: Labor Conditions, Employment Benchmark, Trade Deficit and Construction Spending
    (SGS Subscription required) • Mounting Concerns for U.S. Economy Have Begun to Trouble the Dollar • Revisions Weakened Payroll Growth, Confirmed Non-Comparable Seasonal Adjustments and Disrupted Month-to-Month Household-Survey Detail • Year-to-Year Payroll Growth Hit a 20-Month Low • January 2016 Unemployment Rates: U.3 at 4.9%, U.6 at 9.9%, and ShadowStats […]
  • 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
    PUBLISHING SCHEDULE.  - The next regular Commentary, scheduled for Friday, February 12th, will cover January nominal Retail Sales.  Given recent financial-market developments, the U.S. dollar circumstance also will be updated.  See Schedule for details. […]
  • 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 […]

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  • Britain’s War Crimes Will Not Go Unpunished
    One could hardly find a person both within the UK or outside it that would look positively at the steps that have been taken by David Cameron and his government if, of course, we’re not talking about members of the Conservative Party and certain military circles. The reasons are plenty, but the most obvious ones are […]
  • The Zika and HINI – Nothing Controversial Here, Move On
    In my article published in July last year entitled ‘Why Does Pentagon Need Laboratories in Ukraine? I wrote: ‘The next stage of development of Ukrainian democracy might be an accidental outbreak of a virus’. And here we go: ‘More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died and over 200 soldiers are hospitalized in a short period of time because of […]
  • The Fifth Anniversary of the “Arab spring”: Results and Evaluation
    The beginning of 2011 went down in history as the “Arab Spring”, which set in motion not only the “Arab street”, but also the entire Middle East region. The act of self-immolation of a Tunisian teenager in late 2010 served as a detonator for the subsequent series of civil unrest, Arab “revolutions” and civil wars […]
  • Georgian Energy Minister Scoffs at Frontera’s (Latest) Huge Gas Reserves Claim
    The Frontera Company, based in Houston, Texas, has been hanging round the Caucasus for years. Every so often, it tries to justify its presence there by claiming to have discovered new gas reserves. To begin with, Georgians in particular jumped at these stories, because Georgia wants to be the regional energy hub but has no […]
  • The “New Silk Road” and Belarus
    More than two years have passed since the leadership of the People’s Republic of China announced its decision to revive the Silk Road and establish trade routes connecting the countries of the Pacific Rim to the Middle East and Europe. The Republic of Belarus is expected to be one of the significant hubs of the […]
  • Washington Again Underestimated the Iranian Mind
    Washington foreign policies these days are dominated by a bizarre kind of political sado-masochism, not unlike the argument given by the CIA that torture such as waterboarding is a successful, legitimate way to extract invaluable intelligence from an enemy combatant. Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo come to mind. The war-makers like CIA head honcho John Brennan […]
  • ISIS Cyber-Caliphate
    Fear of the disastrous consequences of cyberwar among all states appeared at the end of the last century. Various media, politicians, military and economic experts in their speeches had already started to depict the horrors of an unauthorized access or breach of computer systems, which could result not only in the disabling of public power […]
  • Jiantao Culture & Flint Water Crisis: Why Not Use Chinese Methods?
    According to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Browne, individuals convicted of serious crimes in China are currently giving televised confessions in exchange for leniency. Browne’s column describes how individuals like British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey and the owners of fast-food meat supplier OSI have been subjected to harsh, humiliating treatme […]
  • Deployment of US Missile Defense Systems in South Korea
    The launch of a North Korean carrier rocket, which certain agenda-driven groups equate with combat missile testing, has significantly boosted the development of the US and KR “defense” programs. We have already covered the way this “fright” came about, paying particular attention to the possibility of deployment of the US missile defense complexes THAAD (whi […]
  • Will There Be an End to Saudi and Turkish Provocations in Syria?
    It’s all started with the Arab version of CNN releasing information that Saudi Arabia has begun preparations for the invasion of Syria, to achieve the “utter and complete destruction of ISIL”. It was said that a 150,000 strong expeditionary force of Arab and Islamic countries including Egypt, Sudan, Jordan , the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Morocco, […]
  • Through The Looking Glass On Rates
    Submitted by John Browne via Euro Pacific Capital, On January 29th, Japan’s central bank governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, announced that the Bank of Japan would introduce a Negative Interest Rate Policy, or NIRP, on bank reserve deposits held in excess of the minimum requisite. The European Central Bank, and central banks in Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden have al […]
  • Subprime Auto Is "NOT" The Next Big Short, Citi Insists
    We’ve been shouting from the rooftops about the dangers inherent in the subprime auto market for more than a year. Auto debt in America has joined student loan debt in the trillion dollar bubble club and part of the reason why is that Wall Street is once again perpetuating the “originate to sell” model whereby lenders relax underwriting standards because the […]
  • Jeff Gundlach: Gold To $1,400 As Faith In Central Banks Is Lost
    It's a day ending in -day, which means it is time for another Jeff Gundlach fire sermon, as transcribed by Reuters. And while in his most recent address to the mortals the new bond king from DoubleLine focused on tremors in the bond market, predicting that "credit fund bankruptcies are coming," and that "the VIX needs to surge above 40 be […]
  • "Billions Lost"
    Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Companies Lose Billions On Stock Buybacks I recently wrote an article about why “Benchmarking Your Portfolio Is A Losing Bet.” In that missive, I discussed all the things that benefit a mathematically calculated index versus what happens in an actual portfolio of securities. One of those issues was the […]
  • On Hyperinflation Hype
    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. The Great Recession of 2008-09 brought with it quantitative easing. This, in turn, spawned a cottage industry of books, articles and blog posts about hyperinflation. The burgeoning literature contains a great deal of hype, which validates the 95% Rule: 95% of what is written about economics and fina […]
  • Oil Headline Rescues Stocks From Bloodbath As Precious Metals Soar
    Market Psychology has swung from this... [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0akBdQa55b4]   To this...Losing SPY Religion [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-UzXIQ5vw]   And seemingly back. *  *  * Gold grabs the headlines today. After beginning to surge yesterday, Hong Kong's reopen sparked a spike which then accelerated all day.   This was […]
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  • This Is What Central Bank Failure Looks Like (Part 3)
    First, it was The BoJ's utter collapse from omnipotence to impotence. Then came the collapse of The Fed's credibility in the short-term. And now, in the most egregious example of total central bank failure - the 'market' has priced out any chance of a rate hike through 2018... and in fact, there is now a greater chance of a rate-cut (than […]
  • Is This The Biggest Crisis In History?
    Talking of Oil and Gold, last week Deutsche Bank showed a long-term graph of Oil in real adjusted terms, showing that the average real price since 1861 was $47. Following on from that, Deutsche notes one ratio they occasionally look at is the ratio of various assets to the price of Gold... Today we update the Oil/Gold ratio back to 1865 and find that the Gol […]
  • It Was Never About Oil, Part 2: It Was Always Leverage & Volatility
    Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, Part 1 here... The entire point of leveraged positions is the margin of safety. That is true on both sides of that equation, as for the provider and the borrower/user. In the most famous examples of collapse, from AIG to LTCM losses were never really the issue. None of them could withstand instead […]

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