Deutschebank, Derivatives, and Dominos: The global financial system simply cannot afford for Deutsche Bank to fail, and right now it is literally melting down right in front of our eyes.

image edited by F. Kaskais by IWB by axolotl_peyotl The wheelings and dealings of the global financial institutions are finally catching up with the perpetrators of this financial depravity. These “banks” (aka money laundering operations) have created quadrillions in so-called “derivatives” to prop up a profoundly sick and fraudulent system. via gizadeathstar: “A derivatives book of $49 trillion notional puts Deutsche Bank in the same league as the bank holding companies of U.S. juggernauts JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, which logged in at $48 trillion, $47 trillion and $42 trillion, respectively, at the end of December 2018 according to the Office … Continue reading Deutschebank, Derivatives, and Dominos: The global financial system simply cannot afford for Deutsche Bank to fail, and right now it is literally melting down right in front of our eyes.

WHO THE FUCK IS BORIS JOHNSON, ANYWAY?

A Brit explains the incredibly baffling, totally catastrophic, utterly unnerving rise of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson: From principal bungler to Prime Minister of Britain by Stuart Messham It’s summer 2019, and the excruciating heatwave in the U.K. this week can only be preparing us for one thing: going to hell in a handcart with a bungling, right-wing prime minister at the wheel. Thanks to the quirks of British politics (which we’ll explain later), 99.87 percent of us didn’t even vote for him, yet here he is, ready to bring his “British Trump” clownery to the world. As we wait for … Continue reading WHO THE FUCK IS BORIS JOHNSON, ANYWAY?

Everything You Need To Know About The Mediterranean Diet

Photo, Carmen Cheung. Food styling, Ashley Denton. Prop styling, Madeleine Johari. The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there, shown to promote heart and brain health. Best of all it’s less of an actual “diet” and more of a way of life. (Which means it’s easier to stick to it.) by Emily Kichler  What is the Mediterranean diet? Back in the 1950s, scientists were struck by a curious finding: Poor populations in southern Italy were far healthier than wealthy Americans. To find out why, they embarked on the groundbreaking Seven Countries Study—a decades-long epidemiological project that compared … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About The Mediterranean Diet

We probed Santorini’s volcano with sound to learn what’s going on beneath the surface

by Emilie Hooft Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Volcanology Cluster of Excellence, & Oregon Hazards Lab, University of Oregon Disclosure statement Emilie Hooft receives funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation. The experiment and analysis were supported by National Science Foundation grant number OCE-1459794 to the University of Oregon and Leverhulme Grant RPG-2015-363 to Imperial College London. Data used in this research were provided by instruments from the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Geophysical Instrument Pool Potsdam provided 60 land seismometers. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki contributed 5 land seismometers and … Continue reading We probed Santorini’s volcano with sound to learn what’s going on beneath the surface

FEMALE BOAT CAPTAIN FACING 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RESCUING DROWNING REFUGEES

by John Vibes, Truth Theory Waking Times Pia Klemp, a 35 year old German boat captain, is facing up to 20 years in prison for rescuing refugees who were drowning in the Mediterranean Sea. Klemp is accused by authorities in Italy, for “assisting in illegal immigration,” and if convicted, she will serve her sentence in an Italian prison. Klemp works with a charity called Sea-Watch that conducts rescue missions for people who are stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. The vast majority of the people who are rescued in these missions are refugees coming from Africa and the Middle East. However, … Continue reading FEMALE BOAT CAPTAIN FACING 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RESCUING DROWNING REFUGEES

The Lucrative Black Market in Human Fat

HERITAGE IMAGES / GETTY In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, physicians, butchers, and executioners alike hawked the salutary effects of Axungia hominis. by CHRISTOPHER FORTH One night in 1731, Cornelia di Bandi burst into flames. When the 62-year-old Italian countess was found the next morning, her head and torso had been reduced to ash and grease.Only her arms and legs remained intact. After examining what was left of her body, a local physician concluded, in a report cited years later, that the conflagration “was caused in her entrails” by the variety of combustible materials to be found there, including alcohol and fat, … Continue reading The Lucrative Black Market in Human Fat

Half Of England Is Owned By 1% Of The Population

image edited by F. Kaskais  by Tyler Durden Half of England is owned by less than 1% of its population, according to new data shared with the Guardian that seeks to penetrate the secrecy that has traditionally surrounded land ownership. The findings, described as “astonishingly unequal”, suggest that about 25,000 landowners – typically members of the aristocracy and corporations – have control of half of the country. The figures show that if the land were distributed evenly across the entire population, each person would have almost an acre – an area roughly the size of Parliament Square in central London. Major owners include the … Continue reading Half Of England Is Owned By 1% Of The Population