The Vineyard of the Saker: Free Fall of the Ruble – A brilliant ploy of Russian economic Wizards? Who’s chess game?

by Peter Koenig

The world is still hell-bent for hydrocarbon-based energy. Russia is the world’s largest producer of energy. Russia has recently announced that in the future she will no longer trade energy in US dollars, but in rubles and currencies of the trading partners. In fact, this rule will apply to all trading. Russia and China are detaching their economies from that of the West. To confirm this decision, in July 2014 Russia’s Gazprom concluded a 400 billion gas deal with China, and in November this year they signed an additional slightly smaller contract – all to be nominated in rubles and yuan.

The remaining BRICS – Brazil, India and South Africa – plus the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan and considered for membership since September 2014 are also India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Mongolia, with Turkey also waiting in the wings – will also trade in their local currencies, detached from the dollar-based western casino scheme. A host of other nations increasingly weary of the decay of the western financial system which they are locked into are just waiting for a new monetary scheme to emerge. So far their governments may have been afraid of the emperor’s wrath – but gradually they are seeing the light. They are sensing the sham and weakness behind Obama’s boisterous noise. They don’t want to be sucked into the black hole, when the casino goes down the drain.

To punish Russia for Ukraine, Obama is about to sign into law major new sanctions against Russia, following Congress’s unanimous passing of a recent motion to this effect. – That is what the MSM would like you to believe. It is amazing that ten months after the Washington instigated Maidan slaughter and coup where a Washington selected Nazi Government was put in place, the MSM still lies high about the origins of this government and the massacres it is committing in the eastern Ukraine Donbass area.

via The Vineyard of the Saker: Free Fall of the Ruble – A brilliant ploy of Russian economic Wizards? Who’s chess game?.

Smoking Mirrors | They are more Odious and Depraved than Ever they Were.

Dog Poet Transmitting…….

May your noses always be on your face.

Tis the season to be wary, fa la la la la la la watch out. Don we now our camouflage apparel etc. Well… one should always be wary and that is an admonition I should have taken to heart earlier in this life. It’s certainly in place now. Lao Tzu says; “Wary as a traveler crossing an icy stream.” Later on, Jack London expanded on that with his third match story (yikes!) There’s crazy. There’s batshit crazy and there’s stark raving mad. I think this qualifies for the last of the series; how could any lawmaker have been involved in this and then been unable to stop themselves from laughing out loud? I’m not going to go into all of reasons why this is ridiculous and crazy, except to say, “and what about the other children?” I’m guessing they are not in the ‘special needs’ group,

Maybe there is a connection between that and this sort of thing. Possibly most of the people in high office are so engaged. I find it hard to believe there would be such a fierce and relentless push behind so many things that concern less than 2% of the public. Statistics are a funny thing though. Sometimes statistics are mindblowing. There is a lot of strange going on these days and… for such of us as follow it, the numbers of recent years are a good deal higher than this; right up there with those microbiologists that were dying like flies a few years ago.

via Smoking Mirrors | They are more Odious and Depraved than Ever they Were..

Tycoon Scot Young’s fatal fall linked to five other mystery deaths | UK | News | Daily Express

Stephen Curtis died when his new £1.5million machine plunged to the ground a short distance from an airport.

Days earlier he told a relative: “If anything happens to me in the next few weeks, it will not be an accident.”Details of the crash emerged as police investigated the gruesome death of Mr Young on Monday. The property developer was killed when he was impaled on railings after plunging 60ft from the window of a £3million home in Marylebone, central London.

It was Mr Curtis who reportedly introduced Young and two members of his circle, Robert Curtis and Paul Castle, to Russian billionaires. As a legal adviser on major property deals, Stephen Curtis was also acquainted with Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.

Mr Young, Robert Curtis and Mr Castle all died after apparently committing suicide in the past four years. In March last year, exiled Mr Berezovsky was found dead in the bathroom of his home with a ligature round his neck.

via Tycoon Scot Young’s fatal fall linked to five other mystery deaths | UK | News | Daily Express.

The Vineyard of the Saker: The Bankster International

by Mark Hackard

Geopolitical analysis, the art of explaining power relationships through the prism of impersonal geography, can be a helpful tool for observers of the Great Game – but it also has its limitations. A case in point is the renewed US-Russia confrontation. Think tanks and policy insiders easily sell the narrative that from the dark days of the Cold War to our own time, Russia and the United States are fated to play in a zero-sum contest for the future of Eurasia and the world. Deterministic theories, though, can be used to legitimize predatory policy, and pseudo-scientific formulae often conceal manipulations by parasitic elites. Scoring a fortune off human misery and mass death, plundering economic assets, and shaping entire societies in one’s own image all find justification in claims of historical inevitability and the necessity of “progress.”

While Russia and the United States can easily be cast as eternal enemies in the manner of Rome and Carthage, or Ivan Drago and Rocky Balboa for modern audiences, we should recall that the two states were originally allies. From the time of 1776, Russo-American friendship was a contributor to the peace and security of both nations for nearly a century and a half. Catherine the Great shrewdly supported the independence of the American colonists, who were able to mount a successful rebellion against an exploitative oligarchy acting through the British Crown. In the terrible cauldron of the US Civil War, Tsar Alexander II, liberator of the peasantry, sent his fleet to America’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts to deter British and French intervention schemes.

In Realpolitik, where expediency is the order of the day, alliances are defined by a common adversary. For both Russia and the United States, that adversary was not simply another nation-state like England or France, but a financial international bent on controlling the world through elaborate fraud, war, and revolution. Banking dynasties under names like Rothschild, and later Morgan, Warburg, and Rockefeller, had ascended to power in the West from the seventeenth century onward. Their planned global imperium of borderless labor and capital flows, today promoted as the Open Society by billionaire speculators such as George Soros, was already entering its initial stages of implementation. Thus the fledgling American Republic, an Enlightenment project but not yet under bankster domination, and Imperial Russia could unite for the freedom of their peoples and against the assaults of the Money Power.

via The Vineyard of the Saker: The Bankster International.

Prison Planet.com » Are You Really Ready for the World to be Ruled by Bankers?

Martin Armstrong

December 15, 2014

Believe it or not, Citigroup announced on Friday that it would move its headquarters from New York to the actual U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in early 2015. Yes! They might as well had since they got everything they wanted…

Could you imagine Citi outbid JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to lease thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate on the floor of the House of Representatives.This is just jumping off the cliff. Not only did these people grease enough palms to repeal Dodd Frank, they are now virtually leasing space right in the Capital Building and managed to increase the donation limitation from $32,400 to $324,000. They own Congress.Well as they say – there goes the neighborhood. The real problem we face is when you take polls on the job performance on Capitol Hill, we will have to ask which group?

via Prison Planet.com » Are You Really Ready for the World to be Ruled by Bankers?.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Remains At A 10 Year High | Real Science

Since the end of October,  Arctic sea ice extent has been at a 10 year high almost every day.

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via Arctic Sea Ice Extent Remains At A 10 Year High | Real Science.

NO NATIVITY SCENE IN DC THIS YEAR | Desertpeace

At sundown last night, Vice President Joe Biden lit the first candle of the National Chanukah Menorah in Washington.U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the annual lighting of the National Hanukkah Menorah in Washington, December 16, 2014.

He was quoted as saying “The central Jewish notion of religious freedom, of safety in your land, of being treated with dignity in your own community, not only led to the creation of modern Israel but it also formed the bedrock of the United States of America,” Biden said. “Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it is fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage.”

BUT …..What about this year’s National Nativity Scene?

The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene at Capital Hill this Christmas season. This isn’t for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capital.The search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.*What Would Jesus Say ?

via NO NATIVITY SCENE IN DC THIS YEAR | Desertpeace.

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