Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Protests come to Sarajevo

From RT

Published on Feb 8, 2014

Thousands of people across Bosnia set fire to local government buildings and clashed with police. Hundreds have been injured in three days of protests in a state that's slipping into serious economic stagnation with around 40 per cent of the population out of work.

The capital Sarajevo, rioters set the Presidential building ablaze, along with police cars and tires. Authorities fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowds. In other parts of the country protesters hurled rocks at security forces and torched local government buildings.

The unrest initially erupted over the closure of several state-owned companies that were sold off and then collapsed under private ownership.

Robert Wiedemer: False Economic Recovery and Updates on Gold, Stocks and the Fed

From Greg Hunter

Published on Feb 9, 2014 http://usawatchdog.com/100-fake-recov... Author Bob Wiedemer says, "You are actually getting negative growth. The Fed knows this. They just don't talk about it because their job is to be a cheerleader. They want to try to make everybody feel good and that their policies are working. If those policies don't work, what's the Fed going to do? What are we going to do? It's a bigger issue, but bottom line here is I think the banks are safe in the sense the Fed can bail them out, but there will come a point when the Fed can't and won't, and that's when you got a bigger problem."

Breaking the Set on HSBC and Bitcoin

From breakingtheset

In this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the latest State Department scandal involving Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland discussing a regime-change strategy with US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. Abby then wraps up Part 2 of her interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges, discussing the unsustainable nature of the economic system, the military mind in solving world problems, and the antidote to defeatism. Abby then calls attention to how charges were brought against a Bitcoin executive who is accused of laundering $1 Million in the 'black market' yet the HSBC crime syndicate receives immunity for laundering billions of dollars for criminals and terrorists. BTS wraps up the show with an in depth interview with Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur and author of the upcoming book 'A Bigger Prize' about how the notion of willful blindness inhibits humanity's ability to grow, and how the concept of competition is more damaging than we've been indoctrinated to believe.

Jim Rogers: The serious problems in emerging markets 'are going to get worse'

From Boom Bust

Famed investor and author Jim Rogers is a bull on China and Asia. He sees a shift in the economic importance of Asia, and has even relocated his family to Singapore - to be a part of it! But right now the emerging markets are a big concern. Erin was keen to get Jim's view on the crisis in emerging markets and she certainly does. Jim also gives his view on the US, European, Japanese and Chinese economies -- and the Gold Standard.