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Transcript of Jim Rickard’s interview March 19, 2014

Interview with Jim Rickards on Crimea / Russia / Ukraine and Financial Warfare, Russia / China / Saudi potential combination effect of stepping away from the US Dollar, Mutually Assured (Financial) Destruction, “Gold is the only asset that you cant wipe out digitally”, and Yellen’s shocking benchmark change. Jim Rickards Interview: 3-19-2014: Jon Ward:  Hello, I’m Jon Ward on behalf …

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Next Venezuela hyperinflation casualty, the healthcare system

Next Venezuela hyperinflation casualty, the healthcare system: Venezuela’s U.S. dollar shortage puts health sector in intensive care (Reuters) – While hemophilia sufferer Sergio Tovar lay in agony for five days at a hospital in Venezuela, his friends and family scoured hospitals and pharmacies looking for life-saving drugs. Eventually a cousin, Jenny Sequeda, helped find a substitute for the protein coagulant …

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Venice votes on splitting from Rome

Venice votes on splitting from Rome Venice, 16 March 2014 The vote will go on till the end of the week Voting has begun in Venice and the surrounding region on whether to break away from Italy. Recent opinion polls suggest that two-thirds of the four million electorate favour splitting from Rome, but the vote will not be legally binding. …

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Russia supplies the tech and the engines to get US assets into space

Musk’s Plans to Break Into $70B Satellite Market March 18 (Bloomberg) — Billionaire Elon Musk wants to break into a $70 billion Pentagon satellite launch market monopolized by a Lockheed Martin-Boeing joint venture. Testifying before U.S. lawmakers on March 5, he warned that the team’s dependence on Russian rocket engines poses supply risks. Yang Yang has more on Bloomberg Television’s …

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Putin declares war on Kiev

Former Top Putin Advisor Sounds The Alarm: Putin Has Already Declared War On Kiev Andrei Illarionov, formerly Vladimir Putin’s top economic advisor (and personal envoy to the G8) , has warned in an interview with Ukrainian television that Putin has already declared war on Kiev. Putin’s war is being conducted by Russian Spetsnaz (special operations) forces and KGB (now called …

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Snowden speaks at TED via robot: Biggest revelations are yet to come

Edward Snowden: The Biggest Revelations Are Yet to Come VANCOUVER, Canada — Edward Snowden on Tuesday said the biggest revelations have yet to come out of the estimated 1.7 million documents he acquired from the National Security Agency. In a surprise appearance via satellite robot at the 2014 TED conference in Vancouver, Snowden said there is still a lot of …

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Ukraine conflict has gone kinetic

Ukraine Says Conflict With Russia Turned Military From Political Armed Russian forces arrest Ukrainian army officers during an operation in Simferopol on March 18, 2014. Ukraine’s government said its conflict with Russia has entered a military phase as clashes in the breakaway Crimea region intensified, killing at least one Ukrainian serviceman. The country is seeking to set up a commission …

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Bitcoin plagued by theft

Bitcoin plagued by professional theft, hacking, ponzi schemes since 2011: A history of Bitcoin hacks Signs on a window advertise a bitcoin ATM machine that has been installed in a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Sometimes it seems like not a week goes by without news of some bitcoin service getting hacked and losing everything. Thankfully, such attacks …

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Right Sector threatening to destroy Russian pipelines in Ukraine

These guys are playing with fire. If they attack those pipelines its a guaranteed Russian kinetic push Right Sector leader: Kiev should be ready to sabotage Russian pipelines in Ukraine: Dmytro Yarosh.(Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili) The leader of ultranationalist group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, has threatened to destroy Russian pipelines on Ukrainian territory if a diplomatic solution is not reached …

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Crimea to Ukraine: All your state assets now belong to us

Crimea to Ukraine: All your state assets on peninsula including oil and gas now belong to us  Crimea nationalizes Ukrainian state property   Ukraine’s autonomous region of Crimea has nationalized all Ukrainian state property after declaring independence from the Eastern European country. Crimea’s Supreme Council (parliament) announced on Monday that all Ukrainian state property on the Black Sea peninsula, including …

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