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Friday, January 30, 2015

Hezbollah's right to self-defense

The recent targeting of an IDF position with anti-tank missile in occupied South Lebanon was not a preemptive attack by Hezbollah as Israel claims. Hezbollah never initiates a war, it only exercises its right to retaliate in self-defence. Barely 10 days ago Israeli forces bombed Syrian controlled Golan Heights, UNPROVOKED, killing 10 Hezbollah soldiers and a senior Iranian military commander. Hezbollah is simply responding. And no, it isn't "stretched thin" by of the Syrian war as Hassan NasrAllah's opponents would love to believe. Iranian Revolutionary Gaurds, Qassam Brigade and the Syrian Army are ready to join Hezbollah to confront the army of Satan (Israel, US, EU, Al-Nusra and IS) with its ghoulish penchant for blood.

Courage runs in NasrAllah's family - the only spectacular example in the modern world where a leader's son went to the battle front and received the glory of martyrdom at age 18. Syyed Hadi NasrAllah, 1979-1997, never to be forgotten!

Image source:   Hezbollah retaliates, officials react
Israel killed 10 of Hezbollah and one Iranian January 18

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Who needs satire?"

On Australian national day the country's PM awarded knighthood to 'prince' Philip for his ""long life of service and dedication."" Long life of 94 useless years alright, but what "service" has this sluggard rendered for anyone other than demanding plenty of service from hard working people and stealing large chunks of their tax money?  Couldn't Tony Abbott think of a better way to shame his country on its national day?

Super tweet ..
Source of above tweet:  Link below.

Read some more great tweets and the polls.  Out of nearly 50,000 .. 93% disapprove of knighthood.

Not to worry

The bug will mutate; it won't vanish.
Pic sources: 
Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rehman al Saud
Al Saud dynasty past and future 

Obama calling him "courageous," national flags flew half mast in Britain and Australia at the death of a killer in Riyadh who never failed to assist his Western partners with their planned bloodbaths.  Following the loss of this courageous murderer, Western leaders are constantly in jitters over the secret family politics of the House of Saud.  Ailing Salman and his illegitimate half-brother, Muqrin  (or "love child" [in à la mode English] of Abdul Aziz bin Saud from his Yemeni mistress Baraka), with a long addiction for wine and women, being the last of Abdul Aziz's 22 sons, succession will soon pass on to the next generation - Abdul Aziz's grandsons.  The media interprets the deep concerns of U.S. and European leaders linked to future differences and struggle for succession among the grandsons of Al-Saud and consequently the possibility of a change in foreign policy.  In more forthright terms, U.S. and European leaders are fretting that the horrific evils of the founder of the Kingdom might be inherited to a lesser degree by his grandsons compared to his sons.  It's a needless concern.  The crummy genetic properties of Ibn Saud are alive and strong to travel down many more generations of his family-tree, continuing the tragic occupation of the Arabian Peninsula and its ugly partnerships abroad.  His grandsons have been taught just as deftly as his sons to perceive which side their bread is buttered. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Great Wall of Saudi Arabia"

Legacy of the late terror-sponsoring king for his dementia stricken half brother.

After 'rehabilitating' the country's petty criminals into professional  murderers and marauders for a deadly proxy war (mission still  unaccomplished), their mentors decide to build a 600-mile fence with  tall towers holding surveillance cameras across northern Saudi Arabia,  from Kuwait to Jordan, to keep the kingdom safe .. in case the chickens  decide to return home to  roost.   Cost unknown.  Possibly in billions (from U.S. taxpayers' money).  Recompense for obediently not cutting oil production ??

CS Monitor
Daily Mail 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Republic of Turkey OR Kingdom of Turkey?

Diversity of  human temperament is staggering!  While the simple and  humble Mahmoud  Ahmedinejad (after completing two terms as President)  returns to his  teaching profession and travels in a bus to work  everyday .. there is  also Rajab Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey whose  incurable greed and ambition  makes him more audacious and feared than a  feral dog.

He  was the prime minister for three  consecutive terms that stretched for  eleven years from 2003 to 2014.   He is now living in his dreamland of a  Turkish "sultan."  Amassing  ill-gotten wealth is second nature.  He  couldn't run a fourth term as  PM, so he got himself elected as the  President of Turkey in August  2014.   Constitutionally  the president's role is ceremonial but Erodgan  cannot reconcile with  that.  He is now focused on changing the  parliamentary system into a  presidential system with a strong and independent chief executive having extensive powers to satisfy his penchant  for absolute power.

In  a parliamentary system, the  president never presides over cabinet  meetings unless there is an  emergency or some extraordinary situation.   However, on January 19,  through some clever political manoeuvring  he granted himself the power  to chair an important cabinet meeting in his new and  lavish  presidential palace, AK Saray, that has more than a thousand  rooms.   The move dumped PM Ahmet Davutoglu into a non-entity.   Purportedly he  was piqued but just as helpless as any common Turk.  The  Erdogan family  along with their cheerleaders and backers of the AK Party  fit  perfectly into the definition of a menacing cult.

Neither  is the Turkish central bank able to function independently, an  institution that unconditionally needs to be separate from the  administration. Its  forecast shows inflation is expected to stand at  6.8% by end 2015 which  is still above the country's 5% target. Yet, in  mid January the dictator  barked at Central Bank officials insisting to  lower interest rates,  a step blatantly outside the president's  jurisdiction of formal duties.  A week  later the Bank lowered the rate  by 50 basis points, a decision seemingly  made under political pressure,  not economic reasons.

The secret behind changing Turkey  into a de facto presidential system is  the creation of brand new  positions for Rajjab Erdogan, his family and  sycophants - 'President  for Life' and his permanent wazirs.

When the   dazzling palace, Ak Saray, was completed at a total cost of a whopping   $615 million, some Turkish news sources reported it as having 1,000   rooms and the opposition leader, Kemal Kılıcdaroglu, criticized   Erdogan's extravagance.  Undaunted and brazen, Erdogan proudly replied, "You  are saying that it has 1,000 rooms, you are wrong.  It has more than  1,150 rooms, not 1,000.  Kılıcdaroglu does not even  know that."   His unabashed conceit has pushed him passed the stages of  defending himself  against criticism.  Rather he prefers to tease his  opponents with words  of acknowledgement far more astounding than the  criticism leveled  against him.

The Bahcesehir University Center for Economic & Social Research  recently revealed that two out of every three children in Turkey live in   extreme poverty.  Their families cannot  afford heating at home nor a  washing machine and they cannot afford to eat  meat, fish nor a wholesome vegetable meal .. not even once every two  days.  The situation has deteriorated infinitely after the influx of refugees  from neighboring Syria, a scenario for which the 'Sultan' is squarely  responsible.  Yet he defends his extravagance arguing that far more  costly palaces  exist in other parts of the world, citing the example  of Buckingham  Palace worth $7 billion.  Analogically that's a bit like a  criminal  attempting to exonerate himself by saying he killed only 5  whereas his  comrade killed 15.  Following bad examples is this crook's  vision of being a smart leader.  That was straight from the horse's  mouth.

"We wanted to build a work about which future generations will say: 'It is from here that the new Turkey was led." These are the words of Rajjab Erdogan on $615 million AK Saray covering an area of  "200,000   square meters - more than 30 times the size of the White House and   bigger even than France's majestic Palace of Versailles," states  The  Daily Star Lebanon.  It is the final stages of ethical depravity  when  your vices become sources of pride, self-worth, joy and  gratification.

It's to be seen for how much longer this  evil creature and a favorite partner of the West continues to gloat in his misguided dreams, enslaving the naive Turks by abusing their votes and grossly misrepresenting history.

Unfortunately  leaders with political pipe-dreams can make their people just as crazy  as themselves.  The Turks watched his devastating performance as PM for eleven long years, yet they helped him to office as president last  August. Unbelievable!   I thought Turks were smarter.  Or  perhaps it's a reaction on the rebound after Mostafa Kemal's lengthy era of hardline  secularism.  But a radical takfiri is no different from a radical  secularist.  It seems that Turkey is forever fated to be stuck with  either of the two extremes.  They only have themselves to blame.

AK Saray Palace worth $615 in a country where 2 out of every 3 kids live in extreme poverty.  It belongs to Erdogan, NOT to the "people" as this beast claims, lost in the depth of his hypocrisy. 

This is what he loves - makes him feel like a 'pasha'.   
December 2014, the ogre steps out of his palace thinking himself to be an Ottoman Sultan surrounded by protocol.   He is going to receive Vladimir Putin, one of the two guests at AK Saray.  The first was Pope Francis in November 2014.

Fact check:
Chairs first cabinet meeting; power grab
AK Saray - palace with 1150 rooms 
AK Saray - area 30 times bigger than WH

Source of images:  Above links 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Is virgin birth also possible in the case of common women?

We know for sure that Maryam, mother of Prophet Essa (pbuh) gave birth to him as a virgin mother.  This was a purely miraculous event because Allah Almighty ordained it as such, and as He states in His Final Message, the birth of Prophet Essa was similar to the birth of the first Prophet, Adam.  Both of them did not have a father.  Adam had neither a father nor a mother while Essa had only a virgin mother.  This is clear and confirmed.

"Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is."  (3:59) Surah Al-Imran.

Shocking as it may sound, nowadays there are incidents of Christian nuns getting pregnant.  As we know, concepts of morality have fallen much in non-Muslim countries and permissibility is constantly on the rise.  For Christian clerics - bishops, priests, nuns etc. - celibacy is a must and thus they are not allowed to marry.  Considering the liberal values that surround them, they often find it hard to indefinitely continue respecting their covenant and maintaining their chastity after embracing monasticism.  To make matters worse, majority of them don't want to acknowledge the truth when they consummate their relationships.  Stories of philandering male Christian clerics are very common mainly involving sexual abuse of underage children - both boys and girls.  And now, occurrences of Christian nuns indulging in physical intimacy are getting just as recurrent.

It's clear in the Glorious Quran that Virgin Maryam's case was unique as decreed by Allah Almighty.  Her exemplary character made her extraordinary and The Almighty placed her above all other women.  This too has been confirmed in the Quran.

"And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation."  (3:42)  Surah Al-Imran.

As submitters and followers of the Monotheistic Faith, we must never overlook the fact that Allah is the All-Powerful and when He decrees a thing, He only says "Be" and it is.  Nothing is impossible for Him nor is the happening of any phenomenon difficult for Him to actualize. 
Just as important to remember is that according to His standard Laws, He does not bestow His miracles on just any commoner.  He only selects the very special ones.  And He has already informed us that after the Final Messenger, Muhammed (peace and blessings be on him), there will be no other chosen persons entrusted with similar responsibilities.  Only the Noble Quran will be in this world for guidance until the Last Day and whoever reaches out to it will work to benefit their own souls.  Thus, after the seal of Prophethood, there is no question of anyone in the world being vouchsafed with miracles as granted to some Prophets and certain members of their families.  To presume that would be a wild speculation for which we will have to answer to Him on the Day of Judgment.

Coming to the other point - rising incidents of pregnancy among Christian nuns - while some admit breaking their pledge, many more claim they don't know how they conceived.  They speak to the affect that one fine day they suddenly experienced cramps in their stomach, they were sent to the hospital where it was discovered to their surprise that they were pregnant and consequently they gave birth.  They don't specifically say they are virgins, but neither do they acknowledge they aren't virgins any longer, discreetly implying virgin birth as in the case of Virgin Maryam.   Such an attitude is extremely impertinent.  It deepens their transgression, adding dishonesty alongside lewdness. After being aware of their lustful conduct caving in to their carnal desires, trying to cover it up by drawing parallels with the chosen persons of Allah Almighty is NO small violation. These women who become nuns are ordinary females like the rest.  There is absolutely no possibility of any miracles being bestowed on them by the Divine Power.  

The most recent incident happened in Italy in January 2014 where a Latin American nun gave birth claiming she never knew she was pregnant until one day when she suddenly felt pain in her stomach and was taken to hospital where she gave birth.  Ridiculous!  As if pregnancy is an inflammation that flares up unexpectedly like appendix.  Pregnancy occurs gradually with dozens of signs and biological changes until one gives birth.  It starts with morning sickness in most women.  Even if some don't experience sickness, the tummy SURELY grows gradually and after the sixth or seventh month looks very huge which definitely cannot go unnoticed neither by the pregnant woman nor by the people around her.  The body gains weight.  The monthly menstruation cycle stops.  Various women experience different additional symptoms.  By the time a woman is ready to give birth after nine long months and goes through labor which can often be prolonged for several hours, she certainly cannot claim she wasn't aware of what was happening to her body since the past so many months.  That's just impossible. 

Even in the case of Virgin Maryam, as confirmed in the Noble Quran (Verses 19:16-23), the Virgin birth of her baby didn't come abruptly as a surprise within one or two hours of notice.  The angel sent by The Almighty informed her that she was to have a "faultless son" .. and when Virgin Maryam expressed her surprise how that could happen, the angel mentioned that nothing is impossible for Allah.  She knew long before giving birth that she was pregnant, and she withdrew to a secluded place.  She went through the stress of childbirth and prior to giving birth, the pangs of childbirth were excruciating.  It's what we call, the state of labor.

The virgin birth of Prophet Essa (pbuh) is described very eloquently in Surah 19 (Maryam), Verses 16 to 23, quoted below: 

"And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East, 19:16.

And had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. 19:17.

And had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man. --  19:18.

He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.  19:19.

She said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither have I been unchaste ? 19:20.

He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me. And (it will be) that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained. 19:21.

And she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place.  19:22.

And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught, forgotten!"  19:23.

Here is the ludicrous and untruthful story of the Italian nun at Yahoo News:  Shocked Italian nun gives birth to a baby boy.

Concerning this incident, a local pastor also supported the nun's phoney claims, falsely testifying in favor for her that she didn't know she was pregnant.  Again, if you read the article, it doesn't address her as a virgin after delivering the baby in so many words, but neither does it state that she wasn't a virgin any longer.

More absurdity comes from the attitude of the modern media.  Generally their skepticism promptly derides every miracle of Allah Almighty stated in the Noble Quran.   Almost all modernists (and the current Western media represents them) do not believe in the Virgin birth of Prophet Essa (on whom be peace). Yet the same sources struggle to construct biological or medical reasons for rare virgin births when a female Christian cleric gets pregnant.

The article tries to throw dust into the eyes of the readers by quoting a survey (the authenticity of which is far from confirmed) by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which said that in America "one in 200 US women claim to have given birth without ever having had sexual intercourse."  Mark the word, BMJ itself uses the term "claim" which implies it is  not sure whether or not these women are speaking the truth.  Also it does not say "virgin" birth.  It says birth without having sexual intercourse which can refer to several different types of artificial insemination.  If one out of every 200 females gave virgin birth without the surrogate process, that would suggest that this isn't a very rare occurrence.  In that case surely almost all of us would have known at least one or two persons in our entire lives who had experienced this phenomenon.  But surely again, none of us know of any common female who has given birth in a state of virginity without artificial methods of fertilization.

Thus, answering the query:  Is virgin birth also possible with just about any human female in the world, any time?  The answer is certainly NO.  Attaining piety in a fraudulently manner for the sake of concealing loose morals and avoiding its embarrassments is a lowly practice. Such persons end up making themselves still more dishonorable when they make light of the special miracles of Allah Almighty which He bestowed only on His chosen slaves.  These unconscientious persons need to keep in mind a very simple fact:  While they may mislead or win the support of some of their fellow human beings, they can NEVER mislead nor gain the favor of The Almighty, The One and Only. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

And what if they were Ethiopian Jews?

His Majesty 'King' Netanyahu grants permission for the burial of four French Jews in  Israel who died in the recent Paris attack.  Enough evidence to prove  they're not black Jews or "kushis."   That's as far as Zionist  generosity goes.   Yeah, it was Dov Lior, a senior Israeli rabbi, who  called Obama a "kushi" (Hebrew equivalent of "nigger").  In Israel,  interment of Ethiopian or black Jews is not permitted close to Ashkenazi graves.  And now you will hear stories about the munificence of the 'king' allowing the burial of four French Jews in Israel after slaughtering 2,000 in Gaza as recently as last August 2014.  

French Jews killed in Paris grocery store to be buried in Israel

Black Jews buried separately in 'democratic' Israel

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Hadith blunders on Battle of Camel (Jamal)

By Brother AR - contributor at Muslim Villa

We know from history that there had been battles between Muslims, that is, Ali (RA) and Aisha (RA), Ali (RA) and Muawiya(RA).  So according to the following narrations all of them are people of Hellfire.

Bukhari:: Book 1 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 30.  Narrated Al-Ahnaf bin Qais:
While I was going to help this man (Ali Ibn Abi Talib), Abu Bakra met me and asked, "Where are you going?" I replied, "I am going to help that person."  He said, "Go back for I have heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'When two Muslims fight (meet) each other with their swords, both the murderer as well as the murdered will go to the Hell-fire.' I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! It is all right for the murderer but what about the murdered one?' Allah's Apostle replied, "He surely had the intention to kill his companion." 

Vol.:9, Book: 88 Number: 204.  Narrated Al-Hasan:  
Al-Ahnaf said I went out carrying my arms during the nights of the affliction (i.e. the war between `Ali and `Aisha) and Abu Bakra met me and asked, “Where are you going?” I replied, “I intend to help the cousin of Allah’s Apostle (i.e. `Ali).” Abu Bakra said, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘If two Muslims take out their swords to fight each other, then both of them will be from amongst the people of the Hell- Fire.’ It was said to the Prophet, ‘It is alright for the killer but what about the killed one?’ He replied, ‘The killed one had the intention to kill his companion.”

The fabricators of Hadith, the so called Imams and their associates have suggested to the simple and ignorant people that there are many problems of life where the Holy Qur'aan gives no guidance or is silent or it does not clearly mention, and only Hadith describes such problems and gives guidance.

The fabricators of Hadith have an agenda based on disregarding the Qur'aan, the Prophet and animosity towards his companions.

The matter to ponder is when two Muslims or group of Muslims take up their weapons against each other, does the Qur'aan give any guidance in this or not?  If yes, then whether it clearly describes or is ambiguous so that people have to refer to  Qum, Bukhara, Tirmiz, Nishapur or Deoband for its clarification?

Those Hadith lovers should spare some time to read the Qur'aan:

Verse 49/9.   Pickthall:
"And if two parties of believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them. And if one party of them doeth wrong to the other, fight ye that which doeth wrong till it return unto the ordinance of Allah; then, if it return, make peace between them justly, and act equitably. Lo! Allah loveth the equitable."
Verse 49/10.  Pickthal:
"The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to Allah that haply ye may obtain mercy."

When this was shown to a Hadith lover, his simple answer was “it is a weak narration.”   Then why do you call Bukhari "SAHIH?"  Why don’t you throw it out?   He was simply silent and he blushed.

May Allah guide us all through the Qur'aan


We can observe the searingly outrageous characteristics of the above Ahadith. 

First of all, Abu Bakr Siddiq was the closest companion of the Prophet (sw).  He wouldn't even ever think of expressing such rash ideas that clearly violate the Noble Quran.  Still worse, to falsely dump the forgery by using the name of the Prophet (sw).  These two Hadiths brazenly slander the Prophet (sw) as well as Abu Bakr. 

Secondly, the narration by Al-Ahnaf bin Qais also insinuates a belittling tone towards Ali bin Abu Talib by referring to him as "this man.

Thirdly and most importantly - the mother of all blunders in both the above Hadiths.  The historical data has been completely bungled!  Obviously either the narrators or the compilers, whoever is responsible for the contents of the above two narrations were totally ignorant who had never read history and therefore had no idea of the dates of historical events.   The Battle of Camel was fought much after thepassing of Abu Bakr Siddiq.  Abu Bakr passed away on 634 AD, two years after the Prophet (pbuh).  The Battle of Camel was fought on  656 AD in Basra - 22 years later!   Thus, how on earth could the narrator, Al-Ahnaf bin Qais, meet Abu Bakr on the day or on the night of the Battle of Camel when Abu Bakr had died 22 years earlier ??   Silence of the people over such an eye-catching blunder also exposes the ignorance of the masses along with their cowardice of being afraid to ask questions.  Any one with only the basic knowledge of Islamic history should know that the Battle of Camel or Jamal was fought during the Caliphate of Ali.  And Abu Bakr passed away more than 2 decades earlier.  How can he possibly be present during the time of this Battle?  


“Charlie Hebdo stands for free expression. The West must do no less.” - Washington Post.

“Paris terrorists aimed at freedom of expression, we must defend it.” - Los Angeles Times.

“guns…trained on free speech.” - London Guardian.

“the expression of freedom…the spirit of the republic.” - French Pres. Hollande.


Source:  "Sydney Morning Herald apologizes for vicious Gaza cartoon"

All killings are bad, and just as bad are double standards.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Even for someone as subservient and collaborative as Mahmoud Abbas it eventually got tough to subsist and cope with the repression of his Zionist partners. On December 31, rejection of the Palestinian resolution by the United Nations for an independent Palestinian statehood and an end to Israeli occupation by 2017 was another debilitating blow on an already battered and defenseless community. The draft resolution was plainly vetoed failing to get the minimum nine "yes" votes. Not knowing where to turn, Palestinians have now appealed for help from the war crimes court. The Rome Statute of International Criminal Court claims it is entitled to deal with war crimes on occupied Palestinian territory. But if it was that simple for the Palestinians to seek redress, wouldn't they have approached the ICC much earlier?

Insulting the IQ of the world's populace, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Powers, said “We voted against this resolution not because we are comfortable with the status quo. We voted against it because ... peace must come from hard compromises that occur at the negotiating table.”    SWINE !!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sudden, rapid and leery appreciation of U.S. Dollar - Supernova before another collapse?

This wacko shift seems like it will end up into a real-life depiction of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' .. climbing up, up and up and then down, down and down ... but without the hen that lays the golden eggs.

Nothing has significantly changed in the U.S. economy yet.   It's still sluggish.  Consumer spending is weak.  Jobs are scarce.  Official unemployment rate is 6.2%.  The real figure is twice as high at 12.6%.  Prime rate is still stuck near zero and the Federal Reserve won't even talk of raising it by a tiny quarter percentage point.  But the U.S. dollar has suddenly been taking giant steps and soaring at a breakneck speed.

The ploy provoking falling oil prices is being touted by the business media as a helpful development that will reduce the costs incurred by businesses, boost trade and reduce household costs on petrol. But these pretty words carry little weight beyond the short term; they will be unsustainable once the complete downside of low oil prices shows up.
Moreover, slumping oil prices are also being utilized as a tool for political hype.  No one ever forgets that! Quoting a few lines of a stupid and gossipy story posted today at Yahoo News .. "Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group, is facing a new enemy: financial austerity.  A slump in global oil prices and nuclear-tied sanctions are squeezing the group’s patron Iran, which is already funneling billions of dollars to the Syrian regime.  As Iran tightens its belt, Hezbollah has had to impose salary cuts on personnel, defer payments to suppliers and reduce monthly stipends to its political allies in Lebanon, according to a wide range of political and diplomatic sources in Beirut."  While tattle-tale myths like these carried by the U.S. spy network prowling in Lebanon are peppered across mainstream news sources, the vital issues that need to be told are conveniently evaded.  

There is an eerie silence on the long term impact of oil deflation on the global economy which is already frail and shrinking.  Oil prices are expected to continue falling through 2015, unleashing depression in Europe, leaving countries like Japan and China in a quandary, and worst of all having a devastating impact on assets linked to oil revenues .. and consequently a collective fiasco in the corporate world and decline of bank profits.  How do you think all that would eventually affect the common masses who are miserable enough already?  As per some weird gerrymandering, low oil prices have always helped the US dollar to strengthen against all other currencies.  Is this reckless conspiracy of global oil deflation worthwhile only to protect the US dollar?

Neither should it be difficult to guess why OPEC has persistently refused to cut oil production.

The creepy saga of the sudden dominance of U.S. dollar goes beyond tumbling oil prices. The seesaw with bond prices and bond yields is drifting into a very unsettling scenario.  European and Latin American countries recently issued billions of bonds in USD which will require conversion of all local currencies into U.S. dollars for repayment. That's another setup which is helping the dollar look more impressive than it ever did in the past seven years.  But as the price of bonds rises, its yield steadily declines.  This is precisely the story line unfolding in Europe at the moment ... in addition to all its previous burdens.   We only read and watch stories on Mr. Putin's struggle with sanctions and the falling ruble.  But that's only one side of the story.  Economies of U.K. Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal have already been under immense pressure because of sanctions on Russia.   And now, after issuing billions of bonds with falling profits, layoffs are getting common and unemployment is rising much faster than anticipated.  With prospects getting gloomier and Europe heading for depression, Mario Draghi may have no other choice but to print more money.   Firing up the mint machine is another frightening sign.  Its purpose is to pay for the extravagance and corruption of governments, prolong the agony of the people and push the U.S. dollar to explode by its own energy.

A simpler way to understand the European "development" from recession to depression is through an old joke that says, "Recession is when your neighbor loses his job.  Depression is when you lose your job."  That says it all.

As serious as the situation is getting, the helpless onlookers might as well take it as a joke and laugh at the international con guys.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Intensifying servitude in the colorful gift wrap of a 'new year' orgy

With the coming of every new year, utility bills spike; fees and tariffs of civic services jump;  banks raise their fees and toughen rules to further enslave the helpless.  Financial and corporate sectors monitor their profits like a hawk and work to trigger inflation.  Government policies on local and geopolitical exploitation get more aggressive.  Cuts on social services, healthcare and welfare benefits are pushed deeper. 

What's the celebration of December 31 about for these people?  Is it really the joy of an upcoming "new year" or a manifestation of denial putting the challenges of another intimidating new year behind them with a few hours of drunken revelry? 

These folks toil like mules all year round.   The 'notables' owe them a far more beneficial new year's gift than the eyewash of a brief and empty wild party binge.