Archive for August 31st, 2011

Double-dip fears across the West as confidence crumbles

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The Western world is at mounting risk of a double-dip recession after key measures of confidence collapsed in both the United States and Europe, with Germany suffering the steepest one-month fall since records began in the 1970s. By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Telegraph.co.uk 30 Aug 2011 The US Conference Board’s index of consumer sentiment in August... »

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‘Brand USA’ sees $1 trillion wiped off value by rating cut

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

More than $1 trillion has been wiped off the value of “Brand USA” because of the loss of the country’s triple-A credit rating, according to new analysis. By Graham Ruddick Telegraph.co.uk 30 Aug 2011 Brand Finance, the corporate advisory group, says the value of the US brand has fallen 10pc since April to $11.4... »

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Fukushima Is Continually Blasting All Of Us With High Levels Of Cesium, Strontium And Plutonium And Will Slowly Kill Millions For Years To Come

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

EndOfTheAmericanDream.com Fukushima is now far and away the worst nuclear disaster in all of human history. Chernobyl was a Sunday picnic compared to Fukushima and the amount of cesium-137 released at Fukushima this year so far is equivalent to 168 Hiroshima bombs. The crisis at Fukushima is far, far worse than you have been... »

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25 Signs That The Financial World Is About To Hit The Big Red Panic Button

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

EconomicCollapseBlog.com Most of the worst financial panics in history have happened in the fall. Just recall what happened in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Well, September 2011 is about to begin and there are all kinds of signs that the financial world is about to hit the big red panic button. Wave after wave of... »

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Silver Ready To Breakout – Technicals And Fundamentals Suggest $50/oz In Early Autumn

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/31/2011 Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD 1,826.00, EUR 1,264.19, GBP 1,121.14 per ounce. Gold fix was higher than yesterday’s AM Fix which was USD 1,791.00, EUR 1243.49, GBP 1097.56 per ounce. Gold remains less than 5% from its record nominal high of $1,913.50 per ounce while silver... »

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The Rise And Fall Of US Confidence, Or Why The Fair Value Of Gold In Phase Space Is $6,000-$12,000

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/30/2011 by The World Complex The Rise And Fall Of US Confidence Today we look at a graph of confidence in the US system. The US confidence ratio represents the ratio of outstanding US Federal debt to the dollar value of US gold holdings (as reported*). No corrections for inflation... »

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Massive Radioactivity In Widening Areas Of Japan

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

BY MITSURU OBE WSJ.com AUGUST 31, 2011 TOKYO—The first comprehensive soil survey from areas around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant showed extensive ground contamination and another report warned of the continued threat to Japan’s food chain, underscoring the major challenges the country still faces in its radioactive cleanup efforts. Separately, the operator of the... »

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34 Fukushima Soil Spots Top Chernobyl Forced Evacuation

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The Yomiuri Shimbun Soil at 34 spots in six Fukushima Prefecture municipalities has been contaminated with levels of radioactive cesium higher than the standard used for forcible evacuations after the Chernobyl disaster, it has been learned. According to a soil contamination map submitted at a study meeting of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and... »

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Insane Radioactive Burning Covering Japan With Cesium

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Cesium in incinerator dust across east Japan JapanTimes.co.jp Kyodo High levels of cesium isotopes are cropping up in dust at 42 incineration plants in seven prefectures, including Chiba and Iwate, an Environment Ministry survey of the Kanto and Tohoku regions shows. According to the report, released late Saturday, the highest cesium levels in the... »

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