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    European Union: Discussion Thread

    Post  medo on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:30 pm

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-06-23/german-gold-stays-in-new-york-in-rebuff-to-euro-doubters

    Surging mistrust of the euro during Europe’s debt crisis fed a campaign to bring Germany’s entire $141 billion gold reserve home from New York and London. Now, after politics shifted in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, the government has concluded that stashing half its bullion abroad is prudent after all.

    “The Americans are taking good care of our gold,” Norbert Barthle, the budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc in parliament, said in an interview. “Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust.”

    In other words, reading between the lines, this show, that there is no more German gold reserves in US FED reserves. It seems they sell it all. I wonder, when will China reveal, how much gold reserves they actually have.

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    Post  macedonian on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:37 pm

    I thought it was an 'open secret' by now.
    Read about it yesterday, and had a good laugh about it...how pathetic the Germans look right now, eh?

    Hope the recent developments in Austria (South Stream) have something to do with this, as that would mean that the Krouts are abandoning their pro-American position...Fingers crossed, as they say...

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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:29 pm

    I want the members that have personal experience from Soviet Union or Warsaw pact to confirm if this hole situation reminds them the early '80s

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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:13 pm

    I really hope that enough people here in Germany will wake up among those please Bundeswehr and sieze Rammstein AFB of the US in Germany, capture Nuclear weapons and take americans hostage, and force US to give german Gold back with interest but keep the nuclear weapons to assure that no american ever will step a foot on German soil again.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 pm

    Werewolf wrote:I really hope that enough people here in Germany will wake up among those please Bundeswehr and sieze Rammstein AFB of the US in Germany, capture Nuclear weapons and take americans hostage, and force US to give german Gold back with interest but keep the nuclear weapons to assure that no american ever will step a foot on German soil again.

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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:13 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:I really hope that enough people here in Germany will wake up among those please Bundeswehr and sieze Rammstein AFB of the US in Germany, capture Nuclear weapons and take americans hostage, and force US to give german Gold back with interest but keep the nuclear weapons to assure that no american ever will step a foot on German soil again.

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    Sagging European Economy

    Post  Kyo on Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:52 pm

    Europe's 500bn Euro plan to save itself from economic ruin

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    Post  Kyo on Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:56 pm

    What's happening in Switzerland:

    Paul Krugman - NY Times wrote:OK, arrived in Hong Kong, and IT is working a lot better. So let me weigh in a bit more on the Swiss miss. Basically, my take is the same as Brad DeLong’s: what we have here is a central bank that let itself be bullied by the balance sheet bugaboo brigade.

    The way to think about the franc peg, I’d argue, is to view currency intervention as essentially a form of quantitative easing. What we mean by QE is open-market operations in which the central bank buys stuff other than the usual purchases of short-term government debt. This could be long-term assets, it could be private-sector debt, or it could be foreign securities. Obviously the channels of influence depend to some extent on which route you choose, although remember that the Fed was accused of waging currency war when it was only purchasing domestic assets, and the main clear effect of Abenomics so far has run through the exchange rate. But the main point is to think of any kind of non-Treasury-bill open market operation as a form of QE.

    This in turn helps us put the explicit exchange rate target into the right slot: it was about making QE effective through commitment, so that you got the maximum impact on expectations. Actually, the success of the currency program suggests that other central banks might want to try things like setting a ceiling on some long-term interest rate.

    But back to Switzerland: they had a policy that was working, so why did they stop? And the answer, Brad and I both suspect, is that the SNB, like the Fed, faced constant pressure from finance types saying “Your balance sheet is too big! Debasement! Inflation! Unnatural monetary acts! Francisco d’Anconia!” But unlike the Fed, the SNB lacked the intellectual self-confidence (and perhaps the institutional strength, seeing as how it’s partially privately owned) to stand up to that pressure.

    The irony is that having been bullied into worrying about its own profitability, which is not what central banks should do, the SNB ended up imposing huge losses on itself. But that’s neither here nor there for Swiss national interests. The main thing is that the credibility essential to getting traction at the zero lower bound has been dissipated for Switzerland, and damaged for everyone else.

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    Post  Kyo on Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:53 pm

    Gold prices likely to rise if ECB introduces quantitative easing

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    Post  Kyo on Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:01 pm

    Consequences of the Swiss franc move. Ch.2

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    Post  Kyo on Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:06 pm

    Greek bonds won't be among the securities monetized by the ECB

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    Post  Kyo on Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:01 pm

    Oil prices fall, Gold hits peak, Euro under pressure ahead of ECB meeting

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    Post  Kyo on Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:07 pm

    ECB announces milestone 1.14TN Euro 'easy money' programme

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    Post  Kyo on Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:43 pm

    Record deflation in eurozone

    Consumer prices in the eurozone fell by 0.6 percent in January due to lower energy prices and global uncertainty. It’s the biggest fall since the currency zone was established.

    Last month eurozone deflation was 0.2 percent, which is the first time since the outbreak of the financial crisis of 2009, according to the ‘flash estimate’ by Eurostat.

    The current level of deflation in the eurozone is the largest since July 2009, when the prices also fell 0.6 percent which was the biggest fall since the euro was introduced in 1999. Analysts polled by Bloomberg say they expected an average of 0.5 percent in January.



    The biggest drop was in energy costs which fell 8.9 percent as a result of lower oil prices. The cost of food, alcohol and tobacco decreased 0.1 percent. At the same time the cost of various services rose by one percent.

    The report comes a day after Germany announced deflation for the first time since 2009. Consumer prices in German declined by 0.3 percent in January year-on-year.

    European financial institutions are making every effort to curb the economic downturn in the region and reach an inflation target of 2 percent. The ECB has taken the unprecedented step and started a €1.14 trillion program of ‘quantitative easing’ (QE) designed to bring down deflation and provide the banks with money. The program will run until September 2016 and involve buying bonds from EU member states.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:20 am

    Over 1,5 Mln Europeans Sign Petition Against TTIP



    More than 1.5 million Europeans have signed a petition to prevent EU from entering a secretive trade alliance with the United States. TTIP - a real economic partnership between the United States and the European Union or another American plan for global domination?

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — More than 1.5 million people in Europe have signed a petition to prevent the European Union from entering in to a secretive trade alliance with the United States, activists say.

    The Self-Organized European Citizens' Initiative, the group behind the petition, claims the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is "a threat to democracy, the environment, consumers and labor standards."

    The TTIP is a trade deal between the European Union and the United States intended, in part, to limit the legal consequences of entity actors in their global economic conduct.

    According to the campaigners, the TTIP, currently being negotiated without ordinary government oversight, is specifically designed to overtly benefit corporations, not citizens.

    The activists urged the European Union not to ratify a similar deal currently in negotiation with Canada.

    A recent study conducted by the US Tufts University showed that ratification of the TTIP is likely to lead to the loss of up to 600,000 jobs in the European Union.

    France could be among the worst-hit nations, with each French worker losing $5,800 of income potential annually.

    The campaigners intend to continue collecting signatures and donations through October 2015, according to the group's website.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150313/1019436154.html#ixzz3UG9b0nVc

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    Post  ahmedfire on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:13 pm

    What is the problem ?

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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:19 pm

    ahmedfire wrote:What is the problem ?

    A recent study conducted by the US Tufts University showed that ratification of the TTIP is likely to lead to the loss of up to 600,000 jobs in the European Union.

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    Post  Kyo on Mon May 25, 2015 2:54 am

    The Fast-Track Trap of Trans-Atlantic Trade

    The so-called ‘fast-track' legislation limits Congress' ability to tweak the opaque details of Obama's trade deals with East Asia and the EU, allowing them to vote only yes or no on the entire package as a whole. The Administration is urging Congress to push the bill through so that the President can supposedly be in a stronger position to negotiate with his foreign counterparts. The real reason for the hurried rush, however, is that the US wants to jam the secretive trade package through before the election season heats up next year, and also before the EU public wakes up to the fact that the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is in fact a very unbalanced and neo-colonial deal for the continent.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20150524/1022516328.html#ixzz3b6ia6Pcc

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    Post  Locky on Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:11 pm

    They are rather wily guys, all of them in Kiev and Riga and Vilius and Warsaw! Look how Poles do it
    beforeitsnews.c o m /international/2015/08/
    poland-lacking-confidence-in-iran-wants-more-money-for-anti-missile-system-2487512.h t m l
    They just use Iran or Russia or other as some scarecrows and deadly threat to their security to get financial and other aid from Brussels. Why should we bow to those tricks?

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    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:15 pm

    Locky wrote:They are rather wily guys, all of them in Kiev and Riga and Vilius and Warsaw! Look how Poles do it
    beforeitsnews.c o m /international/2015/08/
    poland-lacking-confidence-in-iran-wants-more-money-for-anti-missile-system-2487512.h t m l
    They just use Iran or Russia or other as some scarecrows and deadly threat to their security to get financial and other aid from Brussels. Why should we bow to those tricks?

    Because, US will demand it. US wants the bases in Poland to be closer to Russia and to stir more trouble for Belarus. Simple as that.

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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:12 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    Locky wrote:They are rather wily guys, all of them in Kiev and Riga and Vilius and Warsaw! Look how Poles do it
    beforeitsnews.c o m /international/2015/08/
    poland-lacking-confidence-in-iran-wants-more-money-for-anti-missile-system-2487512.h t m l
    They just use Iran or Russia or other as some scarecrows and deadly threat to their security to get financial and other aid from Brussels. Why should we bow to those tricks?

    Because, US will demand it.  US wants the bases in Poland to be closer to Russia and to stir more trouble for Belarus.  Simple as that.

    The poles are poled to be so russophobic that they just become like americans, brainless, ready to poke the bear, while being completley unarmed and unprepared.

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    Post  Godric on Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:36 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Locky wrote:They are rather wily guys, all of them in Kiev and Riga and Vilius and Warsaw! Look how Poles do it
    beforeitsnews.c o m /international/2015/08/
    poland-lacking-confidence-in-iran-wants-more-money-for-anti-missile-system-2487512.h t m l
    They just use Iran or Russia or other as some scarecrows and deadly threat to their security to get financial and other aid from Brussels. Why should we bow to those tricks?

    Because, US will demand it.  US wants the bases in Poland to be closer to Russia and to stir more trouble for Belarus.  Simple as that.

    The poles are poled to be so russophobic that they just become like americans, brainless, ready to poke the bear, while being completley unarmed and unprepared.

    the problem with Poles is they hate everyone that aren't Catholic a lot of eastern European countries have the exact same retarded problem

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    Post  kvs on Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:06 am

    Godric wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Locky wrote:They are rather wily guys, all of them in Kiev and Riga and Vilius and Warsaw! Look how Poles do it
    beforeitsnews.c o m /international/2015/08/
    poland-lacking-confidence-in-iran-wants-more-money-for-anti-missile-system-2487512.h t m l
    They just use Iran or Russia or other as some scarecrows and deadly threat to their security to get financial and other aid from Brussels. Why should we bow to those tricks?

    Because, US will demand it.  US wants the bases in Poland to be closer to Russia and to stir more trouble for Belarus.  Simple as that.

    The poles are poled to be so russophobic that they just become like americans, brainless, ready to poke the bear, while being completley unarmed and unprepared.

    the problem with Poles is they hate everyone that aren't Catholic a lot of eastern European countries have the exact same retarded problem

    Yes, over a 1000 years after the schism we still have this BS. But Poles are something special in their hate for Russia. It is totally unhinged.

    They were made part of the Russian Empire only because they were part of the anti-Russian front (the opera Boris Godunov is about the time when
    Poles were trying to control the Russian government). They were not subjected to treatment under the Russian Empire that Russians did not
    experience themselves. There was no analogue of the Belgian Congo genocide. Poland did its bit to invade the USSR after the revolution and
    grabbed large parts of Belorus and Ukraine. The USSR got this land back so for better or for worse. In the case of Ukraine it was a mistake and
    it should have staid part of Poland for all the Banderites to get it up the ass for real. In the run up to WWII Poland had a non-aggression pact
    with Nazi Germany and grabbed a piece of Czechoslovakia after the sellout in 1938 at Munich. Poland worked hard to undermine an anti-Hitler
    coalition between the USSR, France and the UK. Poland suffered the consequences of its own actions during WWII. Yet it prefers to believe it
    was some unique victim of "Russia" and Germany.

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    Post  flamming_python on Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:45 am

    Poles are not that Russophobic.
    And Russia/USSR commited its share of injustices on them.

    No need to add more poison to the well, is what I'm trying to sell.

    If you want to see to brainwashed Russophobes look at the Ukraine and what's happening there. Poland & co. don't compare.

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    Post  kvs on Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:29 am

    flamming_python wrote:Poles are not that Russophobic.
    And Russia/USSR commited its share of injustices on them.

    No need to add more poison to the well, is what I'm trying to sell.

    If you want to see to brainwashed Russophobes look at the Ukraine and what's happening there. Poland & co. don't compare.

    Poles are smarter than the Ukr Banderatards. So they don't fall all over themselves demonstrating how much they hate Russia.
    But they are at the core very similar to the Banderatards in their hate for Russia.

    The metric of normalcy I am using is the UK, France and Germany. They all have a lot of bad blood in the past for many centuries.
    Yet they exhibit none of the demented phobias that infest the minds of Poles.

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