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EXCLUSIVE: In Defense of Dzhokhar: The Real Smoking Gun in Boston

IMAGE: Court room illustration of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

21stcenturywire.com / Kurt Haskell and Patrick Henningsen / APRIL 21, 2015

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We’re been told that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar, are guilty of detonating two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. After such a long trial, followed by lengthy sentencing and penalty phases, are we any closer to knowing what really happened that day?

The penalty phase of the trial begins today. The stakes could not be higher. Already, numerous Boston bombing victims and bystanders are speaking out in public opposing any death penaltysentence for alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

As we will demonstrate, there is a strong forensic case to be made for Dzhokhar ‘s innocence.

As 21WIRE outlined previously, there are a number key points and unique anomalies that have been overlooked in this case. None however, are as compelling as this smoking gun:

Positioned near the finish line, we can reveal what could very well be the real suspect in this bombing – a person dressed as a black haired woman, or ‘purse lady’. Her image can be clearly seen in multiple photographs taken on the day of the incident, and based on the evidence we’ll present, it’s very likely that this person was responsible for the second Boston Bombing explosion.

In the exhibit below, depicting the second bomb scene at Boylston Street in Boston, we will show how this person clearly dropped a purse in front of the fence, calmly walks away, just before a device was detonated at that very spot.

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The Mystery Of China’s Gold Holdings Is Coming To An End

Back in 2011, Zero Hedge first asked the key question that matters to the gold market: what are China’s true holdings of physical gold.

As is well known, the last time China did provide an update of its official gold inventory was in early 2009 when it disclosed to the IMF some 1,054.1 tons of gold held at the PBOC headquarters (or elsewhere).  The problem is that this number is now very outdated, and substantially undercuts China’s true gold holdings.

To be sure, there has been extensive speculation on the topic, suggesting China’s current gold may be anywhere between 3,000 and 8,000 tons (or more) but the reality is that until Beijing itself decides to officially reveal the number, speculation will remain just that. And, as we and many others, Bloomberg included, have noted such a revelation will not come in a vacuum, but will be largely a political statement about the preparedness of the Renminbi to replace the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Back in 2011, a leaked cable (courtesy of Wikileaks) admitted as much:

“China increases its gold reserves in order to kill two birds with one stone”

 

“The China Radio International sponsored newspaper World News Journal (Shijie Xinwenbao)(04/28): “According to China’s National Foreign Exchanges Administration China ‘s gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. (more…)

“The Deck Is Stacked,” Warns Populist Clinton, Will “Topple The Wealthiest 1%”

Apparently appealing to more "everyday Americans," Hillary 'not truly well off' Clinton unleashed a populist tirade against the rich today. As The NY Times reports, having studied a chart on income inequality with economists, Clinton proclaimed the economy required "toppling" of the wealthiest. Seemingly mimicking Elizabeth Warren's 'rigged' angle, "the deck is stacked in their favor,” Hillary said of the wealthy and powerful, "my job is to reshuffle the cards."

As The NY Times reports,

For anyone who wondered what kind of economic message Mrs. Clinton would deliver in her campaign, the first few days made it clear: She is embracing the ideas trumpeted by Ms. Warren and the populist movement — that the wealthy have been benefiting disproportionately from the economy, while the middle class and the poor have been left behind. And the policies Mrs. Clinton is advancing, like paid sick leave for employees and an increase in the minimum wage, align with that emphasis.

 

In her first week as a 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed to channel another high-profile Democrat. “The deck is stacked in their favor,” Mrs. Clinton said of the wealthy and powerful. “My job is to reshuffle the cards.”

 

The line echoed a phrase that helped make Senator Elizabeth Warren the populist icon of her party. “The game is rigged,” Ms. (more…)

Danielle Park – We Will Keep Suffering Until the Markets Are Allowed to Function

from Financial Survival Network

Danielle Park joined us today for a discussion of the numerous alarming trends that continue unabated. The Greek Tragedy of yes, we have no bananas is rapidly approaching its final act. The debt super-cycle keeps on keeping on, until it can no longer. Government in California goes into hyper-absurdity as they go into water rationing while they waste half their water attempting to save an already near extinct fish. When will the madness end? Simple, when markets are allowed to function.

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John Rubino – Is The Con Being Let Out of the Confidence Game?

from Financial Survival Network

John Rubino writes, “In a fiat currency system, perception is, by definition, everything. Paper money has no intrinsic value. So the people saving it and accepting it in exchange aren’t expressing faith in the money itself but in the competence and honesty — and power — of the institutions managing it. Let that faith erode and those slips of colored paper and ephemeral computer bits revert to their intrinsic value.

And on the credibility front, the trends aren’t encouraging. Consider the coverage of this weekend’s Washington DC meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, two global financial institutions that the US dominates.”

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Jason Burack – Oil Price Comeback on the Horizon?

from Financial Survival Network

Jason Burack joined us today for a brief history lesson on the beneficial aspects of dividend investing and why they can greatly increase your overall returns. We also examined the current state of the Oil Patch and what’s ahead for the industry. There’s approximately 250,000 people newly unemployed in the industry according to our pal Dr. Frackenstein, with more on the way. Jason’s got a special offer on his latest Dividend Report. Just go to WallStForMainSt.com and use the code WS4MS25.

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The Magic of Instant Equity: Virtual Risk Elimination (Episode 24)

from Mike Gazzola’s Real Estate Investing That Works

Mike shows you how to take the hope out of Real Estate Investing. Using the Instant Equity System enables you to find property that is undervalued and therefore you’ll be able to purchase it and lock your profit in when you buy it. With Instant Equity you’re already in the black. You’re not left hoping that the market will improve, that the neighborhood will get better or that interest rates will go down. Instead, your only focus is getting the property ready for sale and getting it listed. Then it’s just a question of how much your final profit will be, or you may just decide to hold on to the property and go for cash flow. Either way, you’re in the driver’s seat, which is what Instant Equity allows you to do.

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Gold Is Near an All-Time Inflation-Adjusted Low

by Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst
Casey Research

If you’re someone who’s skeptical of government-reported numbers, you’ll find the following chart confirms your suspicions. And if you’re someone who’s attracted to value, you’ll love the chart.

There is a lot of criticism of the government’s CPI number simply because it doesn’t really seem to reflect what the average person experiences. Even with gas prices in decline, other segments of our society have seen prices accelerate. Healthcare and college costs are two biggies, rising far more than the current 0.2% reading. And many food items have scary trajectories—ground beef has more than doubled since 2010.

Meanwhile, the gold price has fallen by roughly a third over the past three-plus years and been flat for the past four to five months. But is it a good value at current prices?

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Take a Look at What They Buried in This Obscure Report

by Simon Black
Sovereign Man

Imagine having a net worth of $57 billion.

That sounds like a lot. And for the few folks out there like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Vladimir Putin who have racked up such a prodigious amount, it is a lot.

But not if you’re the US Federal Reserve.

Just like how individual people can calculate their ‘net worth’ by adding up all of their assets (cash, property, and investments) and subtracting liabilities (loans, credit card debt, etc.), the Fed has a net worth as well.

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Captain’s ERROR?!

by Karl Denninger
Market-Ticker.org

This sort of crap disguised as “reporting” needs to be called out.

The shipwreck that killed at least 800 migrants off the Libyan coast was caused by a mistake the captain made piloting the overcrowded vessel, Italian investigators have said.

The captain and another crew member were arrested by Italian police after a group of 27 survivors from the tragedy arrived in the Sicilian port of Catania on Monday evening.

The vessel in question was approximately 20 meters in length, or roughly 65 feet.

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