Things are definitely looking more and more ominous – I don’t know if the writing is on the wall, but it’s all over the Internet for those who manage to ignore their tweets and Facebook posts for a minute or two.
As Russia continues its bombing raids against ISIS in Syria, recent headlines mostly ignored by the lame-stream media indicate that major causes of concern are spreading like flies on a stray dog. Here are a few of those I have collected over the last few days which should keep you busy over the weekend.
Food Riots Are Coming – Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show
The most frequently I asked questions I get are (1) what will be the next false flag; and, (2) when will it happen? It is a fools errand to attempt to answer the second question. However, the answer to the first question is painfully obvious… It is only a matter of time until this house of cards come crashing down around us. When that day comes, our food vulnerabilities will be exposed first and foremost.
The Loss of All Liberty Is Coming Faster Than You Imagined – Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics
If we do not eliminate taxes and transform the monetary system into a new era where the cost of government is held to 5% of GDP and money is merely created to fund the cost of government, along with abolishing career politicians, we will lose everything. We are heading into the direction of a total loss of all rights simply because of taxes.
Options Market “Crash” Indicator Hits Peak Panic – Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge
What this looks like to us is a managed collapse of VIX (that is at-the-money-ish options volatility) which signals to the mainstream that all is well and is levered to drive stocks higher into option expiration (as we have seen above 8 times in a row) while at the same time buying deep-out-of-the-money options to maintain a hedge (of extreme moves).
In other words, professionals have rotated from ‘normal’ risk protection to ‘extreme’ risk protection at the largest pace on record all the while fooling the mainstream investor who sees a declining VIX and continues to pick up pennies in front of the steamroller.
Black swan risk rises to highest level ever – John Melly, CNBC
Now, things are getting really scary when even the mainstream media are paying attention…
Investors fear a “black swan” catastrophic event in the financial markets right now more than ever before… Put simply, traders are buying options that pay off only if the stock market drops a whole lot.
The Economic Doomsday Clock Is Closer To Midnight – Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge
The last time the world economy experienced declines in reserves of this magnitude was right before the crash of 2008. Cross-asset volatility is rising from the lowest levels in three decades yet markets remain complacent with the expectation that central banks will always support asset prices.
Middle East & South China Sea Heating Up… Economy Sinking – Greg Hunter, USAWatchdog
It looks like the war hot spots in the world are getting hotter… The Israeli army has been called up, and there is no sign of peace anywhere in the area. This could spin out of control and turn into a very bloody conflict… In the South China Sea, tensions are heating up between the U.S. and China… The economy continues to tank, and the mainstream media continues to lie about it.
Paul Craig Roberts: CIA May Assassinate Putin – Kurt Nimmo, Infowars.com
The former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration, Paul Craig Roberts, told Alex Jones on Thursday he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is in danger of being assassinated by the CIA.
“Into Africa: Obama’s Newest War” – Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute
What to do when an intervention has completely imploded, contributing to 200,000 deaths, destroying a country, and pushing the US closer to a nuclear conflict with Russia than at any time in the past 40 years?
Well if you are President Obama you press forward with yet another US military intervention!
And of course you ignore the Constitution in the process.
President Obama announced yesterday that he would be sending some 300 US troops to the African country of Cameroon to help battle Boko Haram, a fundamentalist Sunni sect…
If you think things are getting weirder and weirder on our little blue planet, well, stranger things are now coming from outer space – no, we are definitely not in Kansas anymore…
The Strange Star that has Serious Scientists Talking about an Alien Megastructure – Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post
To Wright, it looked like the kind of star he and his colleagues had been waiting for. If none of the ordinary reasons for the star’s flux quite seemed to fit, perhaps an extraordinary one was in order.
Or, to be more specific, something built by aliens — a “swarm of megastructures,” as he told the Atlantic, likely outfitted with solar panels to collect energy from the star.
The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy – Ross Andersen, The Atlantic
Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.