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One-on-One with Paul Craig Roberts #2

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts says, “The last thing the banks want is a rise in interest rates that would drive down the values of their holdings and reveal large losses masked by rigged interest rates.” The Libor rate rigging scandal was all about keeping the financial system and the big banks from failing.  Forget prosecuting the perpetrators because (more…)

Libor Lie – A Black Swan?

The Libor Interest Rate Rigging Scandal - A Black Swan?By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The Libor interest rate rigging scandal is being called the biggest financial fraud in history.  Libor is a key interest rate that is used globally to set as much as $800 trillion in transactions.  It is used to set interest rates for things such as credit cards, student loans, mortgages, corporate bonds and hundreds of trillions of dollars in derivatives.   Libor stands for the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate.  It is supposed to be an estimate of what it would cost for some of the biggest banks in the world to borrow money from one another.  Sixteen global banks are involved in setting the rate, (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.13.12

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

It looks like things are continuing to heat up in the Middle East.  Last week, there was news that the U.S. was sending more military assets to the Persian Gulf.  This week, the buildup continues with news the U.S. is sending underwater drones to combat possible Iranian mines and their drones.  Meanwhile, in Syria, the Russians are reportedly sending a flotilla of 11 warships to the Syrian coast for maneuvers.  (more…)

One-on-One with Robert Shiller

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

The One-on-One series continues with Yale Professor Robert Shiller.  He predicted the current housing meltdown which is now five years old.  If you think we are at the bottom, think again.  When asked, “If the current housing crisis was a baseball game, what inning would it be?”  Shiller replied, “Maybe we’re in the fourth.”  Shiller recently said that home prices may not recover “in our lifetime.”  (more…)

One-on-One with Chris Duane

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Chris Duane was a 30 year old millionaire working at his family’s East coast car dealerships when he walked away from it all to become a citizen journalist.  He sold his house in 2005 and started renting just before the real estate crash.  He began warning anyone who would listen about the collapse and paradigm change coming to America.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.6.12

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Iran is back in the news.  There was a lot of activity, this week, involving the Iranian nuclear program and efforts by the West to curtail it.  New oil sanctions kicked in from Europe.  The Iranians have, once again, threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz as retaliation for the sanctions.  (more…)

One-on-One with Gerald Celente

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Renowned forecaster Gerald Celente is the publisher of the Trends Journal.  Celente has a history of spotting trends and predicting future events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the financial meltdown of 2008 long before they occurred.  Celente is spotting new trends, and things do not look good. Gerald Celente thinks, “The banks are taking over the world.”  That’s what is really happening in Europe with the sovereign debt crisis.  (more…)

Banks are Now in Control of Eurozone

Anselm Rothschild famously said, “Give me the power to issue a nation’s money; then I do not care who makes the law.”  It looks like the bankers are taking control of the Eurozone with their latest bailout plan to “inject” printed money directly into the banks.  I guess this is one of the main reasons why Howard Buffett (Warren’s dad) said this decades ago: “The gold standard acted as a silent watchdog to prevent ‘unlimited public spending. (more…)

One-on-One with Reggie Middleton

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The big headlines, last week, would lead you to believe the European debt crisis is on its way to being fixed. Reggie Middleton of BoomBustblog.com says, “Europe is insolvent,” and nothing is fixed.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 6.29.12

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The Affordable Care Act, or Obama Care, has been upheld by the Supreme Court.  As I was watching the mainstream media on television yesterday, the left appeared absolutely giddy.  One of the so-called fact checkers said it would cost around a trillion dollars over the next 10 years.  Fact checkers?  (more…)

Up to Our Necks In Syria

Syrian Rebel Fires RPG Over the WeekendBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

You might think the U.S. is only helping out the people of Syria with humanitarian aide.  In reality, the U.S. has been doing a lot more than that.  It has now been officially reported the U.S. is supplying weapons (through surrogates) to the Syrian rebels in a bloody civil war.  Congressman Ron Paul spelled out what has been happening on the floor of the House yesterday.  (more…)

One-on-One with John Williams

One on One with John Williams of Shadowstats.comBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Anyone who thinks the U.S. is in recovery should stop listening to the mainstream media and listen to John Williams.  He heads up Shadowstats.com, and is one of the few economists who crunches the numbers to give unvarnished true statistics.  Adjusted for real inflation of about 7%, Williams says, “GDP has plunged, and we have been bottom bouncing” ever since the financial crisis started.  Williams says, “The next crash will be a lot worse (than 2008) because it will push us into the early stages of hyperinflation.”  He predicts this will happen “by the end of 2014– at the latest.”  (more…)

Greg Hunter With Max Keiser

I had the pleasure of being interviewed, last week, by Max Keiser on his show called “On the Edge.”    This show originates in Europe.  Don’t you love technology that can by-pass the MSM?  I sure do!!!   Max pulls no punches, and because of this, you will never see him on mainstream media.  This was a segment that was released a few days ago.  Please enjoy the video after the jump.  –Greg Hunter– (more…)

The Ignorance Is Willful

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  You might remember Dr. Michael Burry as the hedge fund manager who made hundreds of millions of dollars betting on the collapse of the housing market.  You, also, might remember everyone from the mainstream media (MSM) to the Federal Reserve claimed nobody could have seen the 2008 financial collapse coming.  How did Dr. Burry know a financial catastrophe was on the way while most financial experts and media were totally in the dark?  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 6.22.12

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Moody’s dropped a bomb on global banks this week. It handed out credit rating cuts to 15 of the biggest banks in the western world. JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citi were all cut two notches and Credit Suisse three notches. Since the 2008 financial crisis, it’s really been all about propping up the banks and nothing else. That’s why there has been growing talk of a world-wide money printing drop for weeks now, and one is coming soon. (more…)