July 31st, 2014
ST. CHARLES, MI — A St. Charles man died Wednesday, July 30, after his vehicle crashed into a vacant, bee-infested home in the village.
The 54-year-old man was driving west on Spruce Road at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle continued straight at a curve just west of M-52, sending the vehicle crashing into an abandoned home at 216 W. Spruce, the Saginaw County Sheriff's office reports.
Saginaw County Sheriff Lt. Randy Pfau said the incident is still under investigation, but said preliminary findings suggest the crash was related to a medical emergency.
Pfau said people nearby saw the crash and rushed to help the driver, but were driven back by swarms of bees, released when the car struck the home.
"The house, we're being told, has not been occupied for many years," he said. "There were just large swarms of bees within the home. It was so infested, they couldn't get to him."
Pfau said those attempting to help the man then attached a tow strap to the vehicle and pulled it away from the home as Tri-Township firefighters and Saginaw County Sheriff deputies rushed to the scene.
Emergency personnel attempted to save the driver's life, he said.
"They tried to render aid," Pfau said. "It was later determined he was deceased at the scene."
The name of the driver is not being released at this time.
Pfau said he expects an autopsy will be completed as part of the police investigation.
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July 31st, 2014
The latest headline to appear in the German Press – “Putin confidant: There will be war in Europe”
The latest headline to appear in the German Press – “Putin confidant: There will be war in Europe” Indeed, our own back-door channels are red hot.
It seems many people are well aware of our model on the Cycle of War and have been lighting up my phone.
I knew people always wanted to know what Socrates had to say on the economy.
They even wanted to know geopolitical after Socrates correctly forecast the collapse of Russia. But the Cycle of War seems to have added another dimension.
Obama is playing a very dangerous card. He seems to be speculating that sanctions could lead to a coup against Putin. However, he can also put Putin in a position where to personally survive, he needs war in Europe.
But the West is in the same boat. The entire social network is collapsing. While the gold promoters predict hyperinflation, they fail to understand history. They will NOT print to meet obligations, they will (1) default, and (2) create war as a last resort.
The London Financial Times reported:“A confidant of Putin said that the Yukos judgment is irrelevant in light of the geopolitical struggle for the Ukraine:” It will be a war in Europe. Do you really believe that then play a role? “
It is noteworthy that the FT brings this quote in direct speech. Because it can be concluded that Putin sets out that an understanding between Russia and the West is no longer possible.
From the rumblings I hear, I have to agree with him. The powers that be know that the socialistic-economy is collapsing. There is no way to pay the pensions and survive without revolutions and massive civil unrest. The ONLY way to mitigate that cycle is to find an external enemy. This is in the political handbook handed down over the centuries.
It is obvious that our model on the Cycle of War has been amazingly spot on. What was said at that conference is relevant right now. Even the number of inquiries from Behind-the-Curtain on this one are off the charts.
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July 31st, 2014
By Tim Funk
Citing an unnamed source, CNN reported that a U.S.-contracted medical charter flight left Cartersville, Ga., Thursday to evacuate Charlotte missionary Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly of Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse – two Americans in Liberia who have contracted the deadly Ebola virus.
CNN further reported that at least one of the two patients will be taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, near the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The news network said that information came to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta from hospital officials.
It was unclear which of the two Americans would be taken to Emory and where the other one would be taken and treated. The Writebols are members of Calvary Church in Charlotte; Brantly’s family lives in Texas.
Reached Thursday, Samaritan’s Purse president Franklin Graham said he couldn’t comment on the CNN report.
“We are going to be issuing a statement tomorrow (Friday),” he told the Observer. “We’re dealing with people’s lives here.”
Earlier Thursday, Fox News reported that Graham had told them that he expected a specially-crafted aircraft to bring Writebol and Brantly back to the United States in the next few days.
Amid these reports about a planned evacuation, SIM, a Charlotte-based missionary group, announced Thursday that Writebol’s condition has worsened.
July 31st, 2014
Generally speaking, the Federal Reserve via its international cabal of Banker- Owners have historically gone on a war footing whenever countries initiate a bypass of the dollar.
The war in Iraq was the latest example.
Now Russia is seeking to devalue the dollar by initiating an exclusive currency/trade agreement with India, once again bypassing the US dollar.....thereby potentially setting up a fearsome confrontation between the "Kings of the East and the Kings of the West" and this is not the first time....stay tuned.
By Tyler Durden
Over the past 6 months, there has been much talk about the strategic proximity between Russia and China, made even more proximal following the "holy grail" gas deal announced in May which would not have happened on such an accelerated time frame had it not been for US escalation in Ukraine.
And yet little has been said about that other just as crucial for the "new BRIC-centric world order" relationship, that between Russia and India. That is about to change when yesterday the Russian central bank announced that having been increasingly shunned by the west, Russia discussed cooperation with Reserve Bank of India Executive Director Shrikant Padmanabhan. The punchline: India agreed to create a task group to work out a mechanism for using national currencies in settlements. And so another major bilateral arrangement is set up that completely bypasses the dollar.
From the Russian Central Bank:
First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation KV Yudaeva and Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India G. Padmanabhan at the twentieth meeting of the Subgroup on banking and financial issues of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation between banks.
The meeting was attended by representatives of central banks, ministries and agencies, credit organizations in Russia and India.
During the meeting dealt with the problems faced by the branches and subsidiaries of banks in the two countries and ways of addressing these problems.
As a priority area discussed the use of national currencies in mutual settlements. Given the urgency of the issue and the interest of commercial structures of the two countries, the meeting decided to establish a working group to develop a mechanism for the use of national currencies in mutual settlements. It will consist of representatives of banks and, if necessary, the ministries and departments of the two countries to coordinate its activities will be central banks of Russia and India.
What is curious is that now that China has sided firmly with Russia when it comes to geopolitical strategy (not least when it comes to recent development surrounding the downing of flight MH-17, recall "China Blasts "One-Sided Western Rush To Judge Russia" Over MH17"), and thus Russia behind China when it comes to claims by the world's most populous nation in its territorial dispute with Japan, Japan too is scrambling to secure a major ally in Asia, and it too is trying desperately to get on India's good side.
Bloomberg reports that "Japan’s Sasebo naval base this month saw unusual variety in vessel traffic that’s typically dominated by Japanese and U.S. warships. An Indian frigate and destroyer docked en route to joint exercises in the western Pacific."
The INS Shivalik and INS Ranvijay’s appearance at the port near Nagasaki showed Japan’s interest in developing ties with the South Asian nation as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government faces deepening tensions with China. Japan for the third time joined the U.S. and India in the annual “Malabar” drills that usually are held in the Bay of Bengal.
With Abe loosening limits on his nation’s military, the exercises that conclude today showcase Japan’s expanding naval profile as China pushes maritime claims in disputed areas of the East and South China Seas. For newly installed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japan’s attention adds to that of China itself, in an opportunity to expand his own country’s sway.
Japan’s involvement in Malabar underscores its interest in helping secure its trade routes to Europe and the Middle East. The Indian Ocean is “arguably the world’s most important trading crossroads,” according to the Henry L. Stimson Center, a foreign policy research group in Washington. It carries about 80 percent of the world’s seaborne oil, mostly headed to China and Japan.
“The Japanese are facing huge political problems in China,” said Kondapalli in a phone interview. “So Japanese companies are now looking to shift to other countries. They’re looking at India.”
So on one hand Japan is rushing to extend a much needed olive branch by the "insolvent western alliance + Japan" to India; on the other Russia is preparing to transact bilterally with India in a way that bypasses the dollar.
Which means that just as Germany has become the fulcrum and most strategic veriable in Europe (more on this shortly) whose future allegiance to Russia or the US may determine the fate of Europe, so suddenly India is now the great Asian wildcard.
Perhaps a very important hint of which way India is headed came moments ago from Reuters, which said that India has raised the issue of U.S. surveillance activities in the South Asian nation with Secretary of State John Kerry, the foreign minister said on Thursday. "Yes, I raised this issue (U.S. snooping) with Secretary John Kerry ... I have also conveyed to him that this act on the part of U.S. authorities is completely unacceptable to us," Sushma Swaraj said at a joint news conference in New Delhi. In response, Kerry said: "We (the United States) fully respect and understand the feelings expressed by the minister."
Thank you Snowden for helping move the geopolitical tectonic plates that much faster.
Now let the real courting begin.
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July 31st, 2014
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