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Ukraine Annexed Crimea in the 1990s

Ukraine Annexed Crimea in the 1990s

Something else “our” government and its media whores did not tell us is that under the Crimean Constitution of 1992, Crimea existed as a legal, democratic, secular state. Crimea’s relationship with Ukraine was based on bilateral agreements. In 1995 Ukrainian special ops forces and Ukrainian Army troops invaded Crimea and annexed the territory.

Here is the report from Arina Tsukanova: http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/03/28/so-who-annexed-crimea-peninsular-then.html

The Autonomous Republic of Crimea was established by the 1991 All-Union Referendum in which 94% of Crimeans voted in favor of re-establishing their status as an autonomous republic. Crimeans repeated the vote in 2014 by an even higher percentage, and this time prevented another Ukrainian invasion by reuniting with Russia.

Why didn’t you know this? Why instead do you hear nothing but lies about a “Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea”?

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REALIST NEWS – Chinese Silver Coin Counterfeiting Ring (Ebay/Auction Sites)

jsnip4Published on Mar 28, 2017

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Rand Tumbles For Second Day After Zuma Says He’ll Fire Gordhan

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 28, 2017

One day after the South African rand tumbled on the suprising report that president Zuma had ordered his finance minister Pravin Gordhan to cancel roadshow meetings with investors in the UK and US and return home on Monday, overnight the rand plunged for the second day in a row, after the 74 year old president told senior leaders of the South African Communist Party that he plans to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

The rand weakened as much as 2.9% and was at 12.8757 to the dollar after sliding as much as 3.2% a day earlier.  The government’s rand-denominated bonds due 2026 fell, driving the yield 42 basis points higher to 8.78% over the two days (hint for all you yield chasers).

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The Overlapping Crises Are Coming, Regardless of Who’s in Power

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

No leader can reverse the dynamics of mutually reinforcing crises.

Commentators seem split into three camps: those who see Trump as a manifestation of smouldering social/economic ills, those who see Trump and his supporters as the cause of those ills, and those who see Trump as both manifestation and cause of those ills.
I think this misses the point, which is the overlapping crises unfolding in this decade– diminishing returns on skyrocketing debts, the demographics of an aging populace, the erosion of the social contract and the profound disunity of political elites–will continue expanding and feeding on each other regardless of who is in power.
Historical analysis seems to swing between the “Big Man/Woman” narrative that views individuals as the drivers of history, and the “Big Forces/it’s all economics” narrative that sees individual leaders as secondary to the broad sweep of forces beyond the control of any individual or group.

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REALIST NEWS – ObamaCare, RyanCare, and any Care – The Healthcare System Is Completely Broken

jsnip4Published on Mar 28, 2017

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“They ‘Buy The Dip’ Yet Again”: Global Stocks, US Futures Rebound; Dollar Rises Off 4 Month Lows

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 28, 2017

European, Asian stocks have rebounded as investor anxiety over Trump economic policy and US tax reform eased following yesterday’s remarkable comeback in the US market. S&P futures point to a slightly higher open, with oil higher and the dollar rebounding off fout month lows. It is a relatively quiet day in the US with the economic calendar focusing on wholesale inventories, consumer confidence and the Case-Shiller index.

European and Asian equities rose and S&P 500 futures edged higher as investor bullishness returned after the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump’s health-care bill.  Hopes that the Trump administration will now prioritize tax reforms coupled with still-robust economic data and corporate earnings forecasts spurred some investors to look past creeping doubts about Trump’s ability to deliver on campaign promises.

According to Bloomberg, the resumption of demand for risk assets signals investors are still pinning hopes on Trump’s ability to push through tax cuts and regulatory changes, pledges that helped trigger a reflationary upswing in global markets after his election. “Bond and FX market participants’ reaction to the failure of the health-care bill has been to re-price Treasuries and the dollar under the assumption that President Trump has lost a little of his shine,” Kit Juckes, a London-based global strategist at Societe Generale SA, wrote in a note.

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REALIST NEWS – Listen to me very carefully – THE PARTY IS OVER

jsnip4Published on Mar 28, 2017

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Meet SAM, Brick Laying Robot That Does The Work Of 6 Humans

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 28, 2017

In the latest installment of our “Dear Bernie” series, posts intended to inform the Vermont Senator about the unintended, negative consequences of minimum wage hikes, we present SAM (Semi-Automated Mason), a brick laying robot designed and engineered by Construction Robotics out of New York.  While SAM can do the work of 6 unionized masons each day, he never requires a break, benefits or a paycheck.

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Prospects for Turnaround Tuesday?

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / March 28, 2017

The slide in the US dollar and US interest rates faded in the North American session on Monday.  US participants also had a fairly relaxed initial response to news that after years of complaining, the Republicans could not agree on an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
Many observers experience the currency market to be buffeted by many different forces.  Perhaps, because, unlike other assets, currencies in their pure form do not generate a yield stream that can be modeled, they seem to be more subject to market fads.  However, our work continues to show the strong relationship between the dollar and interest rate differentials.  This remains our anchor.
The chances of Turnaround Tuesday materializing for the dollar will be bolstered if US interest rates stabilize.  The US 2-year yield approached 1.22% yesterday before recovering.   The link between the rate the Federal Reserve targets (Fed funds) and the two-year note is stronger than at the long-end of the coupon curve.  The two-year yield seems unreasonably low at 1.25% with a Fed funds target range of 75-100 bp unless one does not expect more than one hike over the next seven quarters.  During this period, the median view of Fed officials is for five hikes over this period.

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