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Germany’s Debt is More than Double that of Greece’s!

A recent article in Forbes underscores the flawed accounting underlying the lethal fiscal policy imposed on the citizens of the "cradle of democracy." An unconventional accounting method has been used to calculate that Greek debt is 175% of GDP, the statistical foundation for the crushing austerity that afflicts that country. In fact, it is 18%, when calculated using the standard "Ipsas" accounting method. Germany's on the other hand, is 46%, when calculated under that standard! All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014--Dave Emory's 35+ years of research and broadcasting--as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free--your support is very much appreciated. Read more »

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Walkin' the Snake in Ukraine, Part 3 ("How Many Lies Can You Allow Yourself to Believe Before You Belong to the Lie?")

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Polit­i­cal come­dian Mort Sahl (one of New Orleans DA Jim Garrison’s inves­ti­ga­tors into the JFK assas­si­na­tion) asked in his auto­bi­og­ra­phy “Heart­land”; “How many lies can you allow your­self to believe before you belong to the lie?” In the gath­er­ing storm in Ukraine, decades of insti­tu­tional lying from the Sec­ond World War, through the Cold War and into the present appears to have gained own­er­ship over con­tem­po­rary Amer­ica. Hav­ing taken in the intel­li­gence and polit­i­cal residua of the Third Reich and its Cen­tral and East­ern Euro­pean allies, Amer­ica res­ur­rected and per­pet­u­ated the polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal ban­ner of fas­cism. Adher­ing to grossly and delib­er­ately dis­torted intel­li­gence dur­ing the Cold War, the polit­i­cal land­scape evolv­ing from that dis­tor­tion is gov­ern­ing con­tem­po­rary per­cep­tions and actions. This pro­gram updates the actions of the OUN/B heirs in Ukraine and their polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal allies else­where in the for­mer War­saw Pact coun­tries. At the core of this analy­sis is the nur­tur­ing of the Hitler-conceived Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations within West­ern intel­li­gence and the GOP, its pro­jec­tion into East­ern Europe and the for­mer U.S.S.R. dur­ing the final stages of the Cold War and and how we are now dom­i­nated by the polit­i­cal Frankenstein’s mon­ster we cre­ated in that part of the world.

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Pterrafractyl's Nest

The New World Ordoliberalism Part 5: The TLTRO and Waiting for Godot. And Sanity. With European Union continuing its slow steady fall into deflation, the question of "what's to be done?" has becoming a permanent fixture for European policy-makers. But for the eurozone, with it's shared monetary system, the question is a much more complicated "what should we all be doing together?". The answer to that latter question, unfortunately, has consistently been "not enough", despite prior promises. Still, the ECB hasn't given up entirely in its attempts to reflate the eurozone. Back in June, the ECB decided to inject another 400 billion euros into the eurozone banking system in a two-phase loan program. And as we'll see below, in both phases the eurozone banks wanted far less than what was offered while continuing to pay back their previous loans. In other words, while the ECB has been trying the expand the monetary base in the eurozone's financial markets that monetary base has continued to shrink. As the excerpt below puts it, it's like 'Waiting for Godot'. And as we'll see at the end, it really IS like Waiting for Godot, theatrics and all. Read more »

FROM THE LECTURE SERIES

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