Thursday, July 28, 2016
Plumes of smoke, cracks of lighting and a flow of lava came bellowing out of Japan’s Mount Sakruajima this week.
Located in a scenic bay on the southern island of Kyushu, this 1,117 meter high volcano has been a sleeping giant for the past three years prior to this fiery spectacle.
The incident took place at 12:02 am on Tuesday at the mountain’s Showa crater, which resulted in a 5,000 meter high column of ash - but officials say no fatalities have been reported
Located in a scenic bay on the southern island of Kyushu, this 1,117 meter high volcano has been a sleeping giant for the past three years prior to this fiery spectacle. The incident took place at 12:02 am on Tuesday at the mountain’s Showa crater, which resulted in a 5,000 meter high column of ash
Sakurajima's last major eruption took place in 2013 and spewed the same an ash plume of around 5,000 meters into the air - causing damages but no major injuries.
The current eruption is still alive and officials have not reported any major changes about the rate of ash spewing from the large opening.
However, Japan Meteorological Agency has implemented a level 3 alert and is asking people in the area to stay away from the angry giant that is located just 50 km from a nuclear power plant in Sendai, reports The TeCake.
This plant, Fukushima power plant, had been closed from 2011 to 2015 due to an accident that was brought about by an earthquake and tsunami.
There are scores of active volcanoes in Japan, which sits on the so-called 'Ring of Fire', where a large proportion of the world's quakes and eruptions are recorded.
And the furry unleashed from Mount Sakruajima this week marks the 47th eruption in Japan this year.
Experts have voiced concerns about the volcanic activity on the Pacific Island, primarily that it could be completely wiped by one massive eruption in the next century – killing all of its some 127 million inhabitants.
Credit to Mailonline.com
The biggest and most important bank in the biggest and most important country in Europe continues to implode right in front of our eyes. If you follow my work regularly, you probably already know that I issued a major alarm about Deutsche Bank last September. Subsequently, Deutsche Bank stock hit an all-time low. Then I sounded the alarm about Deutsche Bank again back in May, and once again that was followed by another all-time low for Deutsche Bank. And then I warned about Deutsche Bank again in early June, and you can probably imagine what happened after that. Over the past year, this German banking giant has literally been coming apart at the seams, and in so many ways it is paralleling exactly what happened to Lehman Brothers back in 2008.
Today, we got some more bad news from Deutsche Bank. Compared to the exact same period last year, profits were down 98 percent. A nearly 100 percent drop in net income spooked a lot of investors, and Deutsche Bank shares got hit hard on Wednesday. Of course Deutsche Bank shares are already down by more than half over the past 12 months, and the financial sharks can smell blood in the water.
Just like Lehman Brothers in 2008, Deutsche Bank is essentially in panic mode at this point. They recently announced that they will be closing 188 branches and that 3,000 workers will be losing their jobs. But this could just be the beginning of the layoffs at the bank. According to some reports, the bank could cut up to 35,000 jobs by the year 2020, and CEO John Cryan recently admitted that they “may have to accelerate cost-cutting measures“.
What makes all of this even more alarming is that Deutsche Bank is widely considered to be “the most dangerous bank” on the entire planet. The following comes from a CNN article posted just today entitled “The world’s riskiest bank is in trouble“…
What is going on with Deutsche Bank?Germany’s biggest lender was dubbed the world’s riskiest bankby the International Monetary Fund last month, just as one of its U.S. businesses failed a Federal Reserve stress test.Its shares are down 45% this year, and on Wednesday it said second quarter profits were wiped out by a 98% slump in earnings. The stock fell 2.5% in Frankfurt.
The primary reason why Deutsche Bank is “the world’s riskiest bank” is because of the mammoth derivatives portfolio that is possesses. It currently has 42 trillion euros of exposure to derivatives, which is an amount of money about 13 times the size of the entire German economy.
When Deutsche Bank finally goes down for good, it is going to be “the shot heard around the financial world”, and it will be a disaster many times greater than the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Just consider what Jeff Gundlach had to say about the bank earlier this year…
“Banks are dying and policymakers don’t know what to do,” Gundlach said. “Watch Deutsche Bank shares go to single digits and people will start to panic… you’ll see someone say, ‘Someone is going to have to do something.'”
As I write this, shares of Deutsche Bank are sitting at just $13.63, and many experts are having a very difficult time finding any reason for optimism. In fact, Edward Misrahi has stated that the bank is his number one short trade, and Jim Collinssays that “it is just impossible” to recommend buying shares of Deutsche Bank even at this depressed level…
As an equity analyst, it is just impossible to recommend shares of a bank that is not growing revenue. So really, Deutsche is an untouchable, and the stock market is trying — to the tune of a 58% decline in DB’s market value in 12 months — to recalibrate Deutsche’s market capitalization to the true value of its assets net of liabilities. That’s a painful journey.
I don’t mean to just pick on Deutsche Bank. Certainly there are a lot of other major banks around the globe that are also teetering on the brink right now. Just take a look at Italy. Basically their entire banking system is in the process of melting down.
But the utter collapse of Italy’s banking system won’t have the same kind of worldwide impact that the collapse of Deutsche Bank will.
Unlike some of his predecessors, CEO John Cryan is being honest about some of the struggles that Deutsche Bank is going through right now, and he admits that they may need to be “more ambitious in our restructuring”. The following comes from Business Insider…
Cryan said in a statement (emphasis ours):“We have continued to de-risk our balance sheet, to invest in our processes and to modernize our infrastructure. However, if the current weak economic environment persists, we will need to be yet more ambitious in the timing and intensity of our restructuring.”He said something similar in a note to employees (emphasis again ours):“Here I would like to speak plainly. If this weak economic environment persists, we will need to be still more ambitious in our restructuring. We will do everything in our power to accelerate the measures we have already planned.”
Yes, I know that the stock market in the United States has been setting all sorts of all-time record highs lately.
But that doesn’t change what is going on in the rest of the world one bit.
The financial crisis that has been gripping Europe, Asia, South America and most of the rest of the planet since the second half of last year is accelerating.
And it is inevitable that the U.S. is going to be experiencing some very real pain in the not too distant future as well.
So even though things may seem a bit quiet this summer in the financial world, the truth is that there is a whole lot going on under the surface.
Deutsche Bank is one glaringly obvious example of this, but there are many others all over the globe. And not too long from now, the dominoes will begin to fall very rapidly.
Credit to Economic Collapse
The House of Islam (dar al-Islam) includes those nations that have submitted to Islamic rule, to the soul-crushing, liberty-condemning, discriminatory law of Sharia. The rest of the world is considered to be in the House of War, (dar al-harb) because it does not submit to Sharia, and exists in a state of rebellion or war with the will of Allah.
CivilusDefendus No non-Muslim state or its citizens are “innocent,” and remain viable targets of war for not believing in ‘Allah.’ The Christian, Jewish, Coptic, Hindu and Zoroastrian peoples of world have suffered under subjugation for centuries. The Dhimmi-esque are forbidden to construct houses of worship or repair existing ones, economically crippled by the heavy jizya (tax), socially humiliated, legally discriminated against, criminally targeted and generally kept in a permanent state of weakness, fear and vulnerability by Islamic governments.
It should be noted that forced conversions (Egypt) and slavery (Sudan) are still reported. Homosexuals have been hung in the public square in Iran. Young girls are married to old men. Apostates are threatened with death. “Honor” killings are routine.
STAGE 1: INFILTRATION
Yellow shading indicates where the United States is now
Muslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. he Islamic ‘leadership” of the Muslim Brotherhood and others wish to dissolve each nation’s sovereignty and replace it with the global imposition of Islamic sharia law.
- First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country.
- Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society.
- Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’).
- High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population.
- Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture.
- Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime.
- Threatened/instigated legal action for perceived discrimination.
- Offers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims.
STAGE 2: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER
Muslim migrants and host country converts continue demands for accommodation in employment, education, social services, financing and courts. Theo van Gogh is murdered in the Netherlands for ‘insulting’ Islam; the Organization of the Islamic Conference demands ‘anti-blasphemy’ laws through the United Nations; France is set afire regularly by ‘youths’ (read Muslims); the rise of (dis-) honor killings…holocaust denial…anti-Semitism…deception re the tenets of Islam; hatred toward Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists.
- Proselytizing increases; Establishment and Recruitment of Jihadi cells.
- Efforts to convert alienated segments of the population to Islam.
- Revisionist efforts to Islamize history.
- Efforts to destroy historic evidence that reveal true Islamism.
- Increased anti-western propaganda and psychological warfare.
- Efforts to recruit allies who share similar goals (communists, anarchists).
- Attempts to indoctrinate children to Islamist viewpoint.
- Increased efforts to intimidate, silence and eliminate non-Muslims.
- Efforts to introduce blasphemy and hate laws in order to silence critics.
- Continued focus on enlarging Muslim population by increasing Muslim births and immigration.
- Use of charities to recruit supporters and fund jihad.
- Covert efforts to bring about the destruction of host society from within.
- Development of Muslim political base in non-Muslim host society.
- Islamic Financial networks fund political growth, acquisition of land.
- Highly visible assassination of critics aimed to intimidate opposition.
- Tolerance of non-Muslims diminishes.
- Greater demands to adopt strict Islamic conduct.
- Clandestine amassing of weapons and explosives in hidden locations.
- Overt/covert disregard/rejection of non-Muslim society’s legal system, culture.
- Efforts to undermine and destroy power base of non-Muslim religions including and especially Jews and Christians.
STAGE 3: OPEN WAR with LEADERSHIP & CULTURE
Open violence to impose Sharia law and associated cultural restrictions; rejection of host government, subjugation of other religions and customs.
- Intentional efforts to undermine the host government & culture.
- Acts of barbarity to intimidate citizens and foster fear and submission.
- Open and covert efforts to cause economic collapse of the society.
- All opposition is challenged and either eradicated or silenced.
- Mass execution of non-Muslims.
- Widespread ethnic cleansing by Islamic militias.
- Rejection and defiance of host society secular laws or culture.
- Murder of “moderate” Muslim intellectuals who don’t support Islamization.
- Destruction of churches, synagogues and other non-Muslim institutions.
- Women are restricted further in accordance with Sharia law.
- Large-scale destruction of population, assassinations, bombings.
- Toppling of government and usurpation of political power.
- Imposition or efforts to impose Sharia law
STAGE 4: Totalitarian ISLAMIC THEOCRACY
- Sharia becomes the “law of the land.
- All non-Islamic human rights cancelled.
- Enslavement and genocide of non-Muslim population.
- Freedom of speech and the press eradicated.
- All religions other than Islam are forbidden and destroyed.
- Destruction of all evidence of non-Muslim culture, populations and symbols in country (Buddhas, houses of worship, art, etc).
Credit to Bare Naked Islam
Only one extremist in Britain is now subject to an official anti-terror order despite there being at least 2,000 fanatics at large in the UK, it can be revealed today.
The so-called T-Pims – Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures – are the toughest tool the security services have to restrict the activities of terror plotters.
They replaced the more restrictive Control Orders which were axed in 2011 at the behest of then Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg following a row over human rights.
T-Pims are supposed to ensure that the police and MI5 can protect the public from British-based fanatics who cannot yet be prosecuted or deported by placing curbs on their movements and activities.
But a statement slipped out to Parliament just before the summer recess has now revealed that, as of the end of May, only one is now in force. As recently as 2013, there were nine.
By contrast, in the months after the Paris attacks last November, almost 400 people were placed under house arrest in France by the authorities there. British judges have been accused of weakening T-Pims by chiselling away their conditions and making it very difficult for the security services to secure them.
This has meant that they have become reluctant to seek them, fearing that they would be squandering thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on legal fees for little gain.
Europe is currently facing a heightened terror threat from Islamic State following a series of atrocities in France and Germany, including the butchering of a French priest at a church in Normandy.
The UK's terror threat level is currently 'severe' – the second highest level – amid warnings that a jihadist atrocity is 'highly likely'.
Last night, critics called for a toughening up of the T-Pim regime to protect the public. Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of terror legislation for ten years, said: 'It is surprising and worrying that we are down to just one T-Pim given the situation appertaining all over Europe.
'We know that there is a severe risk of a terror attack. I hope that the Government is examining the possibility of increasing the use of T-Pims or toughening them up.
'It is absolutely essential that the authorities should have the powers they need. The events in Normandy, Nice and Germany must focus ministers' minds to use all the tools at their disposal, including T-Pims.'
He said that in the last six or seven years of control orders, they were 'very effective'
Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, said: 'It is puzzling that there is only one T-Pim in place given the number of persons who are under surveillance and the threat level. The new Prime Minister may feel she wants to look again at this area of policy, given that she had been under pressure from her Liberal Democrat colleagues in the Coalition government to abandon control orders.'
Security chiefs have warned that hundreds of young Britons who joined Islamic State jihadis in Iraq and Syria have returned home, while others have brainwashed 'lone wolf' Muslims to carry out attacks.
Control orders were introduced by Labour to deal with dangerous extremists who could not be hauled before the courts but after 2010 they came under fire from the Lib Dems who said they were unfair because the suspects had not been found guilty of a crime.
They were replaced by T-Pims with a reduced curfew requirement of ten hours and suspects were no longer restricted on where they could live.
At the time, a Home Office spokesman said: 'We introduced T-Pims precisely because control orders were not working and their powers were being struck down by the courts.'
But last night, shadow home secretary Andy Burnham said: 'In the light of the terrorist attacks that we have seen in the last year, we need an urgent review of the T-Pim regime and an assurance that it is up to the job. We need a convincing answer on why it is the case that there is only one.'
Yesterday a former senior counter terror officer said Britain has 'big problems' trying to prevent terror fanatics from carrying out an attack.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3711679/Just-ONE-terror-suspect-UK-official-curfew-despite-2-000-fanatics-large-Britain.html#ixzz4FfHjdkVx