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Weekly News Wrap-Up 11.18.11

Greg Hunter’s 

Occupy Wall Street is 2 months old and is gaining speed.  Thousands protested in dozens of cities yesterday, and hundreds were arrested.  It’s all about the Wall Street bankers who cheated and rigged the game, not against the wealthy.  Democrats love this issue because they have a bad economy.  The OWS movement directs the argument to how do you want this fixed– the Democrat way or Republican way?  (more…)

Bank Runs and Bankers

By Greg Hunter’s

Something a little different today.  I have three videos for you to watch.  The first features a guy named Eddie Hobbs.  He is a financial planner and expert from Ireland.  In recent weeks, some of my stories have indicated there could be bank runs in the EU.  Last week, Mr. Hobbs confirmed the wealthy are indeed taking money out of EU countries with sour sovereign debt.  (more…)

It’s All About Gold Now

By Greg Hunter’s 

At the beginning of this month, the G20 met in France to try to find a way to solve the European sovereign debt crisis.  It ended with world leaders in disarray over a way to come up with a solution.  At first blush, it appears that nothing of any importance came of the meeting of the 20 leading economies of the world, but that is not the case.  (more…)

America Has a Boundary Problem

I couldn’t believe the riots at Penn State after Joe Paterno was fired.  I really do not get how anyone could support him after basically ignoring sex crimes against defenseless children.  After all, we’re talking about felony rape of a child in a Penn State locker room shower that should have been reported to police right then and there!  Joe Paterno should have made the call and he didn’t.  That one phone call could have stopped many other children from being molested.  (more…)


European Debt Crisis: DeathficitsBy Greg Hunter’s 

I was a guest on the nationwide radio show Coast to Coast Am last week, and a listener commented that, at one point, “it sounded like” I said “death-ficits” when talking about the European debt crisis.  The commenter chalked it up to a possible “Freudian slip?”  Maybe it was, but it is certainly a good way to describe what is going on today in Europe and in the U.S. as well.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 11.11.11

By Greg Hunter’s  Tensions with Iran and Israel continue to heat up, especially since the IAEA revealed new evidence about Iran’s nuclear weapons project and that it may be close to getting a nuke.  Reports keep coming in about an Israeli attack to stop Iran from fully developing those weapons.  Iran said if it is attacked, it will fight a “street war” in Tel Aviv.  This is the wild card of wild cards in the economy and could plunge the world into a very deep depression.  (more…)

Sovereign Debt is Everybody’s Problem

European Sovereign Debt CrisisBy Greg Hunter’s 

The most pressing problem on the planet right now is the European sovereign debt crisis.  It is a gigantic highly leveraged mess caused by greedy reckless bankers.  It was nurtured with the help of regulators who turned a blind eye and allowed the problem to mushroom into an uncontrollable financial cancer.  The European Union is struggling to come up with a plan or bailout fund big enough to truly end the crisis, but there is none in sight.  Every time there is a plan, it is shot down or falls apart.  There was talk of Germany backing the EU bailout fund with its gold reserves, but that was rejected by the Germans.  (more…)


By Greg Hunter’s 

Haven’t heard much about Occupy Wall Street (OWS) lately, but it is still going on.  The official premise is to protest greed and corruption on Wall Street.  Unofficially, I think it is a bunch of people who have awoken to the fact they have been financially screwed.  Yes, I know the Communist party, Nazi party and unions are all trying to hijack and latch onto this movement, but I think, at its heart, it’s much more than that.  (more…)

Denial, Delusion and MSM Disinformation

By Greg Hunter’s 

What is going on in the world today is both frightening and historic.  It is frightening because the amount of debt accumulated is orders of magnitude more than ever before.  It is historic because the way this finally shakes out will be considered a major turning point in modern history.  I see this, but most people in the world are either in denial, delusional or just a victim of disinformation by the mainstream media (MSM).  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 11.4.11

By Greg Hunter’s  

Will the people of Greece vote on the 130 billion euro bailout plan?  Not now, according to the Greek Prime Minister.  The people will be heard even if it comes to more intense protests in the streets.  For now, the sovereign debt crisis and worldwide financial meltdown are on hold, but not for long.  (more…)

Greek Referendum Will Not Be Stopped

By Greg Hunter’s

The Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou, has called off a vote by the people of his country on whether to accept a 130 billion euro bailout and stay in the EU.  Earlier this week, the Prime Minister thought that would be a good idea and, today, not such a good idea.  People there are asking for his resignation.  There is talk that the Greek government could collapse.  Meanwhile, the G20 meeting in the South of France at Cannes is consumed by the EU debt crisis.  World leaders are looking for ways to stop a domino-like financial collapse. (more…)

Two Financial Nukes Explode

Global Financial CrashBy Greg Hunter’s 

On Monday, I said at the end of my post, “I think someday we will “grow” our way out of the economic mess we are in but not before a very big fall.”  I didn’t think the fall would come the very next day–but it did.  Two monster nukes exploded on the financial landscape.  They are the surprise MF Global bankruptcy and the equally surprising Greek referendum on the second bailout package.  Kaboom and kaboom!!!  I see not one, but two giant mushroom clouds on the horizon, and destruction is headed our way.  Anyone underselling these two bombs is on some pretty heavy Prozac.  This is a turning point, and the turn is decidedly bad. It’s a global financial crash. (more…)

The 2.5% GDP Growth Spin Job

2.5% GDP Growth Rate Spin JobBy Greg Hunter’s 

Last week, the government announced the economy (gross domestic product, GDP) grew at a 2.5% rate.  The mainstream media (MSM) hailed this as some significant turnaround. reported, “Buoyed by a resurgent consumer and strong business investment, the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the July-September quarter, the government said Thursday.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 10.28.11

By Greg Hunter’s  

Stocks soared this week as the EU agreed on a deal that will address its sovereign debt crisis.  The Dow was up nearly 340 points to 12,200, but is the debt problem really fixed?  NO WAY!!!  There is just too much debt to deal with.  Any solution will need mountains of freshly printed currency.  That’s why gold and oil were also up big this week.  (more…)

Is the EU Sovereign Debt Problem Really Fixed?

By Greg Hunter’s 

When I first heard of the deal to fix the European debt crisis, I thought, “Is the EU Sovereign Debt Problem Really Fixed?”  This is a complicated solution and mainly addresses sour Greek debt.  Bankers are supposed to take a 50% cut in value of their bonds, which means taxpayers in Europe will subsidize the rest of the losses.  There is also a new agreement on the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) or bailout fund that should raise it up to around $1.4 trillion (1trillion euros).  Of course there are really no real details on where that money is coming from.  (more…)