Never before seen types of military hardware, including new Armata main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, will be showcased during the Moscow Victory Day Parade on May 9.
The Russian Defense Ministry posted on its website photos of its latest, most advanced models of military hardware that will be displayed in the Moscow Victory Day Parade on May 9.
On the website one can see high-resolution photos of the new Armata main battle tank, the Armata infantry fighting vehicle on the new-platform, Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer, and the Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle, also based on the Armata platform.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the upcoming Victory Parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Army's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, will be the largest in Russia's recent history. Over 15,000 personnel and about 200 pieces of military equipment will be on display, including weaponry never before seen by the public.
The Russian Defense Ministry has previously confirmed that it will roll out a new-generation Armata tank with an unmanned remotely-controlled turret.
This year's premieres include high-end armored personnel carriers, high-precision artillery systems, as well as the famous Sukhoi Su-30 and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets. The historical part of the march-by will feature the legendary T-34 tanks, the mainstay of the Red Army in the 1940s.
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Monday, May 4, 2015
Leak Mead – on your left, when you drive from Las Vegas across the Hoover Dam – is the largest reservoir in the country when at capacity. It’s fed by the Colorado River which provides water for agriculture, industry, and 40 million people in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Mexico, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. Now after 15 years of drought, the “lake” – a mud puddle surrounded by a huge chalky bathtub ring – is threatening to run dry.
It’s considered “operationally full” when the water level is at 1,229 feet elevation above sea level. On May 2, the water level was down to1,078.9 feet above sea level, the lowest since it was being filled in May 1937. It’s down 15 feet from the same day a year ago. Over the last 36 months, the water level has dropped 44.8 feet. It’s down 150 feet from capacity.
If the water level is below 1,075 feet elevation – 4 feet below today’s level – by January 1, 2016, it will trigger a federal water emergency. And water rationing. Las Vegas Review Journal reported that forecasters expect the level to drop to 1073 feet by June, before Lake Powell would begin to release more water. Assuming “average or better snow accumulations in the mountains that feed the Colorado River – something that’s happened only three times in the past 15 years,” the water level on January 1 is expected to be barely above the federal shortage level.
Even with these somewhat rosy assumptions of “average or better than average snow accumulations,” the water level would begin set new lows next April. But if the next winter is anything like the last few, all bets are off.
If the level drops below 1050 feet, one of the two intake pipes for the Las Vegas Valley, which gets 90% of its water that way, will run dry. A new $817-million tunnel is being built by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to create a new drain to get the last drop out of the bathtub. It should be ready by September.
The LA Times explains what water rationing would mean for the states:
Las Vegas has long been at a disadvantage when it comes to Lake Mead water. A 1922 Colorado River water-sharing agreement among seven Western states — one still in effect nearly a century later — gives southern Nevada the smallest amount of all; 300,000 acre-feet a year, compared with California’s 4.4 million annual acre-feet. An acre-foot can supply two average homes for one year.This summer, officials will make their projection for Lake Mead water in January 2016. If the estimate is below 1,075 feet, rationing kicks in: Southern Nevada would lose 13,000 acre-feet per year and Arizona would lose 320,000 acre-feet. California’s portion would not be affected.
Note the last sentence – that California would not be affected. Keeping lawns green in LA is top priority.
“Between Lake Mead and Lake Powell, you have over 50 million acre feet in storage when they’re full,” explained Pat Mulroy, former general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority from 1991 until she retired in 2014. “To have them both go down to a quarter of their capacity is a pretty scary proposition,” she said.
Here she is, via Brookings, on the water crisis at Lake Mead, with ghostly images of the lake and of Hover Dam sitting high and dry:
To get through the drought, residents and growers in California’s Central Valley have been pumping water from aquifers to take a shower, fill a glass with water, irrigate almond orchards, or do a million other things. But now, it turns out, even those aquifers, whose water levels are already dropping, are threatened by something else.
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The reason I moved the Solution Conferenceforward was due to the fact that all my sources behind the curtain were screaming from the four corners of the world that the new age of Economic Totalitarianism is upon us all. Australia will be the first to introduce a compulsory tax on savings. This is the ultimate Marxist state for now anyone with spare cash is the enemy of the Conservative Tony Abbott government. What I laid out at the Solution Conference is the ONLY way out of this nightmare. It is time for people to start spreading the word and get behind changing the game plan while we still have a game in play. We have to stop this confiscation of all wealth and the continual borrowing and taxation. This will lead to the total destruction of Western culture for we are plagued by power hungry insane politicians who cannot see past their nose.
The new compulsory control is already provided for in the 2015 Australian budget. So that everyone who has any savings must pay taxes on on their savings. The measure is expected to serve as a global test balloon for Europe and North America will watch the outcome in Australia. If there will be no massive resistance of Australian savers, the rest of the world should expect this outright confiscation very rapidly.
Tony Abbot has proven to be a real Marxist. He is taking the Australian people into the economic abyss from which only war and bloodshed can emerge. This is really Atlas Shrugged in high gear. The Abbot Government will introduce its draft budget for 2015 tax on savings and it will to announce this measure before the formal decision on the budget.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that it was now all about to relieve families and small businesses. For this, the new tax is to be used. The problem is clear.There will be no reduction in taxes for these people, it will only be more money in the pocket of corrupt and seriously deranged politicians who are destroying the western civilization in the blink of an eye.
Abbott also said there would be some hard decisions in the new budget because this was inevitable. For the banks, the government’s plans are anything but good news. Abbott’s anti-capitalism view will put him up there with Lenin no doubt when history is allowed to be written honestly perhaps in a hundred years or some. This decision of a tax on savings would seriously harm the government and if there are any smart Australians, it should now be a race to get the hell out of the banks. The banks should see a massive withdraw. Take your money and buy tangible assets even gold, but you just cannot store it in a bank. Movable assets will be the key and buying equities in the USA may be the only real game in town to protect money.
It is hard to fathom how Australian banks will attract or hold on to deposits in this new Abbott-style of Economic Totalitarianism. The opposition is of course outraged by the decision of the Abbott Conservative government. This is not a labour government demonstrating what I have said – economically there is no difference between left and right – just hand them the money.
The introduction of this tax on money in Australia led by Tony Abbott is the trial balloon for the global economy. The IMF’s Christine Lagarde has led the battle to impose French socialism/communism upon the entire world. I have warned that she is the most dangerous woman on the planet. Do not forget that it was the French elite who sold the idea of communism to Marx – not the other way around. Now the French elite have control of the IMF and they have persuaded all other global financial institutions to also require such a compulsory levy for several years because they see it as the only way to resolve the debt crisis – just confiscate the people’s money. In the wake of the G20 discussions such measures are usually prepared and coordinated. The public knows about it only when there are hardly any ways to prevent the action and mainstream press sell the people down the river cheering it all the way.
You better wake up before the coffin is nailed shut.
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Via Darren Krett,
A long ,long time ago...
it was the 16 September 1992, Black Wednesday, when the British Government was forced to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism(ERM) after it was unable to keep the pound above its agreed lower limit in the ERM. A certain Mr.Soros, made over £1 billion profit by short selling sterling while costing the Treasury £27billion of foreign currency reserves trying to prop up the Pound and a tidy £3.4 billion loss.
Fast forward to now and one of the upshots of the 2008 crisis was that central banks eunuchized the commercial banks through Dodd Frank and other such regulations, for such embarrassing situations could never be repeated for a central bank. So they took full control without impunity.
Now initially I believe that it was with good intent. Too big to fail was something unacceptable. That governments should not have to foot the bill for the ineptitude of banks and hedge funds who invested in other funds because they had a good "name" (a nice name with words in them like "enhanced" or "high", not because they were of reputable background),without the faintest idea of what they were investing in was indeed a joke.
And it could be argued that the Fed and ECB were correct in hiding all the problems from the general population. The idea being that the economy is entirely built on sentiment.
Tell people every day that things are OK, fudge economic numbers and plaster over the cracks in the hope that eventually it will all rectify itself, then people will actually start believing ,spending and therefore improving the economy and that the debt can be repaid via tax receipts. This coinciding with a technology boom where there is a serious lack of talent and available staff and it would be tempting to think that this may have possibly worked. That the central banks have saved us from a perilous depression....however, as it has been said...with great power comes great responsibility.
As is the case with many movies...our hero always faces a tipping point,where the area between good and bad becomes very grey and the choice is which path to choose...the light or dark.....unfortunately it would seem that our heroes at the Fed and the ECB have most certainly chosen the path of the dark side...and they know it too....
Something, something dark side....
Something, something dark side....
Recently the ECB began their own QE program. These purchases will be paid for “with the printing press,” or more technically, an expansion of the monetary base. This comes on top of the Bank of Japan’s own stepped-up money-printing scheme.
It has not been very well appreciated that the Fed’s own QE program, was largely offset by a similar size contraction in the ECB’s base money supply during the same time period. This was caused primarily by the runoff of the ECB’s “long-term refinancing operation” direct bank lending.
The US annual deficit should total $468 billion for the 2015 fiscal year however the improving deficit numbers are temporary. Budget deficits are projected to begin going up again in 2018, and to nearly double by 2024 as retiring baby boomers strain the health and retirement systems, the economy grows more slowly and interest on the nation’s outstanding debt rises.
The federal government is expected to spend $277 billion on interest on the debt in the current fiscal year. That’s projected to soar to $827 billion by 2025. As a percentage of the economy, it would more than double from 1.3 percent in 2015 to 3 percent in 2025.
Simply put, it will cost the government more to borrow in coming years to pay bills already incurred. Consequently, the $13.4 trillion in debt held by the public projected for 2015, which would be akin to 74 percent of the overall economy, is projected to swell to $21.6 trillion by 2025, when it would total 79 percent of the economy. As recently as 2007, before the Great Recession(this term has been used a lot lately, as if it was something of our past not our present, which is in itself laughable), it was equal to about 35 percent of the economy.
It’s as if for every $100 you earn, you have outstanding debts equal to almost $80.
The end result of Fed policy appears to be to keep us in perpetual economic malaise, to keep us all confused. They keep interest rates low masking the huge structural issues of huge federal budget deficits and whenever the economy appears to be picking up a bit, they threaten to take away the government props of QE and low interest rates faster thereby slapping down the economy. All this happening while the ticking time bomb of huge Federal Debt accumulates more potency.
But if they know this ???
With all this information at their fingertips are they unable to do anything about it or is there something darker afoot...
So lets see what they are doing to help us...
More than a fifth of property sales in Central London are now being secured by wealthy foreign buyers. Houses and apartments are increasingly being sold to Russian, Italian, French and Middle Eastern owners.
Since 2008, around 30% of condo sales in large-scale Manhattan developments have been by buyers with overseas addresses or through secretive LLCs.
Gold and other physical assets are being repatriated more and more every day.
At Cheyenne Mountain the Pentagon is beefing up its communications setup inside a hollowed-out section of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains less than a decade after it had largely abandoned the site.
The chess pieces are being moved around the board in preparation for what may come,it is as if they have already given up....
So the reason this time it WILL be different us that all the world's economies are so closely intertwined. Previously with such events as the South Sea Bubble, the Dutch Tulip bubble and even the great depression, to a certain extent, we were not as "global" as we are now.
So how will it end then spoiler-boy?
There are alternate endings.....
1. There will be massive defaults at all levels of society including individuals, corporations, municipalities, states and finally the Federal government itself. They all have too much debt to pay back and it will be defaulted on.2. They can default by not paying the loans back and we get a sharp and painful, but not endless period of deflationary debt collapse where all the bad decisions of the past Fed induced business cycles are finally accounted for. It is easy to forget that Germany’s government, like the governments of the U.S. and Britain, printed money to fund World War I for five years, 1914-1919, and suffered no particular adversity as a result. It worked great! Until it didnt!3. World War III....as scaremongering as this may sound there are many historical precedents for this and we are not exactly in the most stable geopolitical arena.
The Oligarchy will not do what is best for the people. This is still about trying to retain power as is and protecting their own.
I will leave you with a quote from president Lincoln;
“The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, and more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the Bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.”
Lincoln then prophetically added:
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my Country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the Country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed.”
There is no solution to the crisis, merely a choice of which roads to choose, a deflationary debt collapse, or a hyperinflationary dollar collapse or World War III. Pick your poison...
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