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Nuland blames Russia for Ukraine war, provides proof…not

The US is increasing its claims against Moscow to a new level – with fresh accusations about thousands of Russian troops in Ukraine. At a congressional meeting, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland stated as fact that there had been an invasion. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan has the details.

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US Ambassador to S. Korea ‘slashed in face’ in armed assault

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured in a razor blade attack in the center of Seoul. As the assailant rushed at the envoy he reportedly shouted that North and South Korea need to be unified. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/gdupkn

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The Global Problem: Monetary Policy Can’t Fix an Economy’s Structural Problems

by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds

When we look back from 2025, it will be painfully obvious that central bank policies exacerbated the systemic crises that brought down the global financialization machine.

What with all the praise being heaped on central banks for “saving” the world from economic doomsday in 2008, it’s only natural to ask which structural problems their unprecedented policies solved in the past 6 years. After all, “saving” the world from financial collapse was relatively quick work; so what problems beyond imminent implosion did the central banks policies solve in the past 6 years?

Answer: none. zip, zero, nada. The truth is central bank policies of zero-interest rates and free money for financiers have made many structural problems worse.

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Power Corrupts and Government is Power

by Monty Pelerin
Monty Pelerin’s World

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. — Lord Acton

Most people know Acton’s quote dealing with the corruption of power. Fewer understand its implications. Very few recognize its implications for the concept of “limited government” that we are told we live under.

“Limited government” is impossible if you believe in the Acton axiom. It becomes an oxymoron of the most nefarious kind. “Limited government” is State propaganda used by government to gain control over lives. Merriam Webster defines propaganda as

… ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.

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Liquidity Evaporates in China as ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Nears

Unless China changes course, it is set to tighten fiscal policy by 5.5pc of GDP this year, five times Britain’s austerity dose annually since the Lehman crisis

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Telegraph.co.uk

Nobody can fault China’s leaders for lack of bravery. The Politburo has kept its nerve as the world’s most giddy experiment in credit-driven growth faces assault on three major fronts at once.

Real interest rates have rocketed. The trade-weighted rise in the yuan over the past two years has been spectacular. Fiscal policy is about to tighten drastically as the authorities clamp down on big-spending local governments.

Put together, China is pursuing the most contractionary mix of economic policies in the G20, relative to the status quo ante. Collateral damage is already visible in the sliding global prices of iron ore, copper, nickel, lead and zinc over recent months, as well as thermal coal, oil, corn and even sugar.

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Dr. Marc Faber & Chris Waltzek on GoldSeek Radio – March 4, 2015

by Chris Waltzek
GoldSeek Radio

Dr. Faber believes the PBoC may have accumulated thousands of tons of gold bullion reserves, many fold the official figure, in anticipation of a gold backed Yuan / renminbi. China boasts the most trading partners of any nation, 124, making a sound and readily acceptable currency, an essential ingredient for global expansion. The modus operandi includes a gradual weakening of the Yuan, to the benefit of the manufacturing and exporting sectors, followed by the introduction of gold backing. En passant, the Yuan devaluation will be offset by the increased value of the massive PBoC gold stockpile. Although the domestic equities market has performed exceptionally well in the wake of the 2008 credit crisis, shares have reached frothy levels. Dr. Faber expects emerging markets to outperform US equities, presenting an opportunity for wise investors to reap rewards via foreign shares. The trend of domestic corporate share buybacks is emblematic of an equities market bubble.

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China Has Announced Plans For A ‘World Currency’

by Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse Blog

The Chinese do not plan to live in a world dominated by the U.S. dollar for much longer. Chinese leaders have been calling for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the primary global reserve currency for a long time, but up until now they have never been very specific about what they would put in place of it. Many have assumed that the Chinese simply wanted some new international currency to be created. But what if that is not what the Chinese had in mind? What if they have always wanted their own currency to become the single most dominant currency on the entire planet? What you are about to see is rather startling, but it shouldn’t be a surprise. When it comes to economics and finance, the Chinese have always been playing chess while the western world has been playing checkers. Sadly, we have gotten to the point where checkmate is on the horizon.

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Bre-X: The Gold Scam So Big They’re Making a Movie About It

by Jason Simpkins
Outsider Club

An exotic location, an enigmatic villain, overzealous Wall Street investors, a $ 1 billion fraud, a mysterious fire, death-by-helicopter…

The Bre-X story has everything.

No wonder they’re making it into a movie.

“It’s a very exciting story,” Stefan Muchel a financial analyst with Gravitas Corporate Services in Toronto, told Stockhouse. “There are movies that were made before that don’t have as much action and intrigue.”Muchel says the movie will cost $14 million to make, be directed by Scott Rosenfelt, and feature a cast of A-list actors.

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Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Damon Root on King v. Burwell

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Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of King v. Burwell, which might invalidate the subsidies given to Obamacare policies through federal exchanges as opposed to those run by the states. Is the government's position "gobbledygook" as Justice Antonin Scalia remarked?

Reason Senior Editor Damon Root sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to give his account of the case, what he heard during today's argument, and his thoughts on which way the justices are leaning.

For more on the case and today's oral argument visit: http://reason.com/blog/2015/03/04/sup…

Edited by Josh Swain. Camera by Meredith Bragg and Swain.

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Man Who Predicted Riots In Athens Now Warns All Hell Is Going To Break Loose As Greece To Exit Euro

from King World News

With the eyes of the world still waiting to see an outcome in Greece, today the man who said There Is No Deal…Riots And Chaos In Athens warned King World News that all hell is going to break loose and Greece is going to exit the euro.

Michael Pento: “I was way out on a limb when I said there would be riots and renewed civil unrest in Greece in my KWN interview on February 21. Unfortunately, rioting and civil unrest have already been breaking out. But it’s important for people to understand that even though what I predicted is transpiring, I was not happy to see the riots taking place.

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