Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-56222 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:07:07 GMT Ukraine agrees tough austerity package to gain $17.5bn IMF bailout iehi-feed-56208 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:16:17 GMT US Savings Rate Surges To Highest Since 2012 As Consumers Save "Gas Tax Cut" Instead Of Spending iehi-feed-56207 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:11:26 GMT HOW'S THAT DEFLATION WORKING OUT FOR YOU? The BLS put out their monthly CPI lie last week. They issued the proclamation that inflation is dead. Did you know your costs are 0.1% lower than they were one year ago. They then used these deflation numbers to proclaim your real wages soared last month. It's all good. The American consumer is so flush with cash, they decided to spend less money for the second month in a row.


And now for the BIGGEST LIE in the entire report. The have the balls to tell you that health insurance only makes up 0.753% of your entire annual budget and it has FALLEN by 0.5% in the last year. This must be some cruel Obamacare joke perpetrated by these government apparatchiks. I haven't met anyone who has seen their health insurance costs go down in the last year. My premiums went up by 20% and my annual family deductible went from $0 to $2,000. How the BLS can get away with issuing this drivel is beyond my comprehension. It's pure and utter bullshit.

iehi-feed-56205 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:32:05 GMT India's Tata strikes a deal with Russia's biggest coal producer (+OLIGARCH BUYS GERMAN NORTH SEA ASSETS) Russian oligarch buys North Sea oil and gas assets.]]> iehi-feed-56202 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:39:22 GMT Europe's largest gas field, Dutch, In Peril Due To Quakes iehi-feed-56195 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:14:43 GMT Forget all our other troubles -- the Russians are coming! The establishment anti-Russia/anti-Putin campaign went into overdrive last week because of anger that a peace deal was reached in Minsk. The Russophobes want the conflict in Ukraine to continue to justify the sanctions on Russia. They want the Russian economy seriously weakened, regardless of the cost to the Russian people - believing this will eventually lead to ‘regime change' in Moscow and someone like Garry Kasparov or Mikhail Khodorkovsky taking over in the Kremlin.

They've never forgiven Putin and Lavrov for blocking war against Syria in 2013 and for having the temerity to stand up and defend legitimate Russian national interests. Don't these damn ‘Ruskies' know their place!

iehi-feed-56133 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:50:31 GMT Kerry Warns of More Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Simmers iehi-feed-56131 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:45:51 GMT Merkel in Moscow and Minsk: Der Spiegel Says Putin Has Won iehi-feed-56114 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:33:26 GMT A Bloody Retreat From Debaltsevo as Ukrainian Forces Suddenly Withdraw The political fallout was as uncertain as the military situation. Mr. Poroshenko sought to cast the retreat in a positive light, saying in a televised statement that he had ordered the troops out of Debaltseve, a strategic transportation hub where intense fighting raged in recent days despite a cease-fire agreement signed last week in Minsk, Belarus.

Yet, his decision to fight for several days before retreating, and his earlier refusal to hand over the town during the cease-fire talks even when a Ukrainian defeat seemed inevitable, could prove contentious in Ukraine as the scale of the potential slaughter comes into focus.

"It was clear they couldn't get a deal on Debaltseve," Samuel Charap, senior fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said of the Minsk talks. "The question then becomes: What the hell was Poroshenko thinking?"

Note: at top was the original title of this article, before the censors got it. We only know about this brief increased candor because of the crack work of The Saker in this post.

iehi-feed-56113 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:15:07 GMT Expert: Oil Price Wars Fatally Wounded the Petrodollar iehi-feed-56106 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:08:31 GMT EU places new sanctions on Ukrainians, Russians iehi-feed-56105 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:51:16 GMT Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal The rebels announced hours after the ceasefire took effect that they did not believe it applied to the town of Debaltseve, their main military objective. Now that the town appears to have fallen, they might begin observing the truce.

The West appears to be giving Putin the benefit of the doubt - hoping he will wind down fighting after the town is taken. The town, on a railway and road junction, links the two Russian-speaking regions of east Ukraine that the rebels hold and makes it far easier to defend their territory.

You have to love the language in this, typical of the U.S. State Department-approved propaganda that is almost universal in the Western media: everything that happens that is against what this establishment wants is ascribed to Putin personally, as if he has identical interests with the rebels, endorses and favors whatever they do, and has full control over them (indeed, some sources seem to want us to believe that there are no "rebels" -- it's all just Russian troops). It's just beyond the pale ridiculous.

We won't even quote the Economist editorial that came out in the last day or two, which was little more than bile. That one went so far as criticizing Putin for intervening in the "self determination of the Maidan"; but totally ignored the much more obvert self-determination of the Crimean and Donbass independence referenda.

iehi-feed-56099 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:20:05 GMT Rebels Claim Control of Crucial Ukraine Town as Truce Imperiled iehi-feed-56097 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:12:30 GMT Russian oil executive sneaks gold market rigging into the Financial Times iehi-feed-56096 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:10:04 GMT China's One Trillion Reasons to Prevent Yuan Tumbling iehi-feed-56093 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:28:53 GMT Oil rises on Libya violence, Kuwait sees prices supported iehi-feed-56086 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:16:44 GMT Libya Warns of Oil Shutdown as Attacks Escalates iehi-feed-56081 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 15:49:28 GMT Ukraine ultranationalist leader rejects Minsk peace deal, vows 'to continue war' iehi-feed-56076 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:22:47 GMT IMF announces new $17.5bn bailout package for Ukraine iehi-feed-56075 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:20:32 GMT Minsk Talks Cannot Result in Ukraine Federalization