Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-55017 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:19:36 GMT Scotland votes: Polls close after 90% turnout in certain districts, Hinting At "Yes" Result iehi-feed-55013 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:05 GMT Rickards: Inflation Will Come; Fed Will Have to Ease Again iehi-feed-55012 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:23:46 GMT Rick Rule - Massive Fund Flows Pouring Into Gold & Silver iehi-feed-55010 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:16:16 GMT Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink iehi-feed-55004 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:07:21 GMT BLOOMBERG RECEIVES FRENCH AWARD FOR SUPPORTING ‘THE IDEALS OF LIBERTY' Elites reward one another for a job well done ]]> iehi-feed-55001 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:16:24 GMT Hilsenrath Backs Away From His "Considerable Time" Prediction iehi-feed-55000 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:59:45 GMT Lurking Beneath The Taper: More Trouble In Repo Land | David Stockman iehi-feed-54991 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:11:03 GMT BIS central bank warns against 'illusion of permanent liquidity' iehi-feed-54990 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:56:40 GMT Deutsche Bank Strategists: Bonds Are in a Bubble iehi-feed-54983 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:22:39 GMT Dr. Dollar And The 10-Year Incriminate Equities iehi-feed-54982 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:13:48 GMT Record Highs? 47% Of Nasdaq Stocks In Bear Market, Down 24% On Average iehi-feed-54978 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:24:05 GMT RON PAUL'S `AUDIT THE FED' BILL RETURNS TO CONGRESS Ron Paul may not be in Congress anymore, but his "Audit the Fed" bill lives on after him.

House Republican leaders scheduled a vote on the legislation for sometime in the next week, as one of a series of pre-election bills designed to highlight lawmakers' stances just before they go home to face voters.

iehi-feed-54976 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:03:26 GMT Why Can't Dave Ramsey Get his Facts Straight on Reverse Mortgages? - Mandelman Matters iehi-feed-54975 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:31:26 GMT KOHL'S & THE REST OF THE RETAILERS ARE IN DEEP DOO DOO - The Burning Platform iehi-feed-54969 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:02:03 GMT "Going After" the Islamic State. Guess Who is Behind the Caliphate Project? iehi-feed-54967 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:46:32 GMT India's June Gold Import Highest in 12 Months iehi-feed-54962 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:36:27 GMT Martin Hutchinson - Negative Interest Rates: The death spiral of capitalism iehi-feed-54953 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:55:15 GMT Jobless Rate May Be a Flawed Indicator for Fed Policy (FED ECONOMIST INFIGHTING BRAKS OUT!) Last year, Mr. Levin and Christopher J. Erceg, a Fed economist, published a paper concluding that a large part of the decline in the participation rate was a result of the recession and that by keeping monetary policy easy for a sustained period of time the Fed could get most of those people back into the labor force. Both Ms. Yellen, now the Fed chairwoman, and Stanley Fischer, the vice chairman, cited the paper in recent speeches.

But now a different group of Fed economists have published a paper that directly challenges the conclusions of the earlier paper. It is to be discussed Friday at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington.

"Our overall assessment is that much, but not all, of the decline in the labor force participation rate since 2007 is structural in nature," states the paper by Stephanie Aaronson, Tomaz Cajner, Bruce Fallick, Felix Galbis-Reig, Christopher Smith and William Wascher.

"As a result," they added, "while policy makers can view some of the current low level of the participation rate as indicative of labor market slack beyond that indicated by the unemployment rate alone, they should not expect the participation rate to show a substantial increase from current levels as labor market conditions continue to improve." Their model says the rate will continue to fall.

iehi-feed-54947 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:28 GMT Azov fighters are Ukraine's greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat (MUST READ) ``"I have nothing against Russian nationalists, or a great Russia," said Dmitry, as we sped through the dark Mariupol night in a pickup truck, a machine gunner positioned in the back. "But Putin's not even a Russian. Putin's a Jew."


Dmitry claimed not to be a Nazi, but waxed lyrical about Adolf Hitler as a military leader, and believes the Holocaust never happened. Not everyone in the Azov battalion thinks like Dmitry, but after speaking with dozens of its fighters and embedding on several missions during the past week in and around the strategic port city of Mariupol, the Guardian found many of them to have disturbing political views, and almost all to be intent on "bringing the fight to Kiev" when the war in the east is over.

The battalion's symbol is reminiscent of the Nazi Wolfsangel, though the battalion claims it is in fact meant to be the letters N and I crossed over each other, standing for "national idea". Many of its members have links with neo-Nazi groups, and even those who laughed off the idea that they are neo-Nazis did not give the most convincing denials.

"Of course not, it's all made up, there are just a lot of people who are interested in Nordic mythology," said one fighter when asked if there were neo-Nazis in the battalion. When asked what his own political views were, however, he said "national socialist"


The Russian volunteer fighting with the Azov said he believes Ukraine needs "a junta that will restrict civil rights for a while but help bring order and unite the country".

iehi-feed-54938 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:10:47 GMT The Very Disturbing Symbols Found Emblazoned on the Helmets of Pro-Kiev Ukrainian Soldiers