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Ted Gardestad was one of the most beloved artists in Sweden but he committed suicide by jumping in front of a train

Ted Arnbjorn Gardestad was a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and actor known internationally as Ted. He was a big talent and made music with Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, better known as ABBA. But something strange happened to Ted. He toured extensively until his death by suicide in 1997.He jumped in front of a train. Why?

In 1979, Ted and his brother Kenneth Gardestad played at Melodifestivalen, the competition to select Sweden`s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song «Satellit.» They won the competition which allowed them to represent Sweden at Eurovision held in Jerusalem.

Today, it is the World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.

In 2011 and estimated 40 countries held awareness events to mark the occasion, and on its first event in 2003, the 1999 World Health Organization suicide prevention initiative is mentioned with regards to the main strategy for its implementation, requiring;

  1. «The organization of global, regional and national multi-sectoral activities to increase awareness about suicidal behaviours and how to effectively prevent them.»
  2. «The strengthening of countries` capabilities to develop and evaluate national policies and plans for suicide prevention.»

As of recent WHO releases, challenges represented by social stigma, the taboo to openly discuss suicide, and low availability of data are still to date obstacles leading to poor data quality for both suicide and suicide attempts:

«given the sensitivity of suicide – and the illegality of suicidal behaviour in some countries – it is likely that under-reporting and declassification are greater problems for suicide than for most other causes of death.»

Suicide has a number of complex and interrelated and underlying contribution factors…. that can contribute to the feelings of pain and hopelessness. Having access to means to kill oneself – most typically firearms, medicines and poisons – is also a risk factor.

An estimated one million people per year die by suicide or about one person in 10,000 (1,4% of all deaths), or «a death every 40 seconds or about 3,000 every day.» As of 2004, the number of people who die by suicide is expected to reach 1,5 million per year by 2020.

Last year, artists in Sweden came together and sang Ted Gardestad`s populare songs. It was 20 years since Ted passed away. A man who became a noted star in Sweden in 1975. He was prominently featured in teen magazines.

Teds love life was covered by the national newspapers, he had a fan club, and all of his albums were certificated gold and sold well in the rest of Scandinavia. Aside from Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid (ABBA), he was Polar Musics best selling artist.

In early 1979, Ted and his brother had a fourth attempt at Melodifestivalen and won with the song «Satellit.» After having competed four times in the pre-selection before winning and with his personal connection to ABBA, hopes and expectations were high. The song scored eight points and finished seventeenth out of nineteen participating entries, making it Sweden`s then-second-lowest placing in the contest.

The Swedish-language single became a Top 10 hit back home in Sweden and «Satellit» is regarded as one of Ted`s signature tunes.

People still love Ted and his hit «Satellit.» The second-lowest placing in the European song contest. Ted is still a popular artist and many fans are missing him.

Can you belive that a man like Ted jumped in front of a train?

Something really strange happened to Ted, but what in the world happened? Having left the music-business, Gardeatad made a brief and unsuccessful attempt at acting and shortly thereafter began exploring meditation and Eastern religions.

Ted became involved with the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) movement and publicly renounced his earlier life. In an interview with Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in mid-1983, he said he no longer wanted to be addressed as «Ted Gardestad,».

His name was now Swami Sangit Upsani. Like all Bhagwan disciples, he wore clothes in a specific shade of orange. He distanced himself from his friends in the music business and his family as his involvement in the movement gradually took over his life, affecting his personality.

In June 1983, one month before his second child with actress Ann Zacharias was born, he unexpectedly left his evasion, embezzlement of his disciplesfunds and bioterror attach on the citizens of The Dalles and subsequently deported from the US, Teds family persuaded his to move back to Sweden.

His severe mental health problems became increasingly apparent. At that moment, something interesting is happening to Ted Gardestad, and MSM (Mainstream Media) are involved.

Shortly after Ted Gardestad return to Sweden in 1986, the Prime Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme was murdered. This is a story I have written about in my recent articles. This case is, like the John F Kennedy assassination, still open. But here is the key:

Ted Gardestad was wrongly mentioned in the Swedish media as «the 33-year-old,» a suspect in the investigation of the assassination, which severely affected him. But there was one big problem with this theory: Ted Gardestad was on a vacation in Greece at the time of the murder.

The speculations and rumours followed him and his family for the rest of the 1980`s. In other words; it was FAKE NEWS!

But it didn`t stop here. A few years later, he was again the subject of rumours accusing him of being Lasermannen, a bank robber and serial killer. Can you belive that? A man who made music and made people happy was accused of being a bank robber. This is unbelievable.

MSM could have stopped all this FAKE NEWS, but they didn`t, and the rumours affected the sensitive and already unstable former star, and Ted withdrew and fell into a deep depression.

He came back and he toured extensively all through 1994, 1995 and 1996, but on 22 June 1997, at the age of 41, Ted Garedestad committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. The only colleagues from his musical career to attend his funeral were Schaffer, J:son Lindh, Tretow, Barbro Lill-Babssvensson and Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA).

After Ted Gardestads death, his brother Kenneth Garedestad spoke to the press and in a book about Gardestads mental health problems during the last decade of his life. In the biography Jag vill ha en egen mane, published eight years after his brother`s death, Kenneth said Ted had suffered anxiety since his late teens and had become convinced that as an adult Ted has suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, which he thought had been aggravated by his time with the Bhagwan movement, the press coverage and the subsequent public persecution following the murder of Olof Palme and the Laserman case.

In the 2005 biography on Ted, Schaffer said he attended a dinner party in the late 1990s with a large number of Swedish dignitaries, including leading politicians, statesmen, representatives of the diplomatic corps, and the chief editor of Swedens largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, who said in front of all the prominent guests;

«You know that it`s your pal Ted Gardestad who murdered Olof Palme, don`t you?

Schaffer immediately left the dinner party. In the biography, Kenneth Gardestad also said Ted`s condition was never properly diagnosed during his lifetime and he did not receive the medical or psychotherapeutic treatment that could have saved his life.

They murdered Ted Gardestad.

The strategy is to drive people crazy and this is the worst form for Gang Stalking, and MSM is the main tool. They could have stopped the rumours but they didn`t. The were driving him crazy. They want Targeted Individuals to belive that everybody are against them. They also set family and friends up against them. They do everything to discredit them.

Research tells us that there exists a sizable community of people around the world who sincerely believe that an organized group, typically comprised of government or law enforcement officials, has banded together to purposely and deliberately cause them physical and psychological harm.

The New York Times conservatively estimates that there are at least 10,000 people active in the gang stalking community, but a review of additional relevant materials suggests that the actual number could be much higher.

In retaliation, for the perception of their being the victims of gang stalking, some individuals have reacted with extreme violence and have committed or have attempted to commit mass murder. Research tells us that Targeted individuals had become convinced that they were targeted individuals and as such the victims of a gang of people, who were systematically attempting to hurt them or kill them.

A YouTube keyword search of the term gang-stalking generates nearly 700,000 hits. They have been informative in understanding the nature of those who are convinced that they are victims of gang-stalking.

For instance, one woman featured in the film wore an aluminium foil hat and lived in a storage unit to protect herself from radio and TV-type waves. It appeared that her belief of being a Targeted Individual caused her significant distress and degraded the quality of her life.

Ted`s brother Kenneth Gardestad said in an interview on a Swedish Television that Ted heard voices in his head. He said it was not voices coming from his own head but from outside his head. This is similar to the man who murdered Anna Lindh.

She was a Swedish Social Democratic politician and chairman of the Social Democratic Youth League from 1984 to 1990 and member of parliament. She died 9/11, 2003 after a knife attach in Stockholm.

She was attached while shopping in a shopping mall in central Stockholm. She was stabbed in the chest, abdomen and arms. Anna Lindh was killed by Mijailo Mijailovic which is born in Sweden to Serb parents.

After a psychiatric evaluation he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Test concluded that he was mentally ill at the time of the murder. Despite Lindh`s popularity and the timing of the assassination, the murder was not considered a political act. He was not interested in politics.

Lindh was an outspoken campaigner for Sweden to join the Euro zone in the referendum held only three days after her death. Despite speculation that sympathy for Lindh could influence the voting, the euro was rejected in the referendum. Sweden didn`t join the European currency.

Mijailovic told the court that when he first saw Lindh, he heard voices that told him to attach her. «I could not withstand the voice. It said: «Attack, attach, attach,» he said. He said the attach «lasted only a few seconds.»

Mijailovic heard voices in his head. Just like Ted Gardestad. Both from Sweden. It is well documented that the military and the federal government have been dabbling in mind control and manipulation experimentation for decades.

The problem is that these innovations are used to study and affect human cognitive behavior and expose them to various types of torture-like treatments. Many subjects have most likely already died, committed suicide or had insane outbursts during more than 40 years of research on the interaction between humans and machines.

Thousands of people around the world are stating that these methods actually have been used and totally ruined their lives!

Magnus Olsson is one of the victims. He said; Very few people are aware of the actual link between neuroscience, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, neuro-chips, transhumanism, the science cyborg, robotics, somatic surveillance, behavioral control, the thought police and human enhancement. They all co hand in hand, he said.

Magnus Olsson was a successful businessman, but these nano-implant technology has destroyed every aspect of his life, while those who are responsible are hiding behind psychiatric diagnoses.

Sweden has a leading role in the development of this new technology, which also has a military dimension. NSA, Great Britain and 17 Norwegian heart specialists are working with this case. CIA begun the research as early as the 1950s, and DARPA is Pentagons research arm of the military.

Neuroscientist Martin Ingvar from Sweden referred to the human body as a «bad frame for the brain.» Martin Ingvars point of view is in line with Josè Delgados some 60 years ago, and its buried history of mind control:

we dont really have any choice, were not really having a free will of for that matter any consistent personality. This would be enough reason to change humans to whatever someone else wishes. For example, an elite.

Implantable microchips that can «talk» directly to the brain would give a tyrannical government the ultimate form of control. This kind of technology has the potential to be one of the greatest threats to liberty and freedom in the history of mankind.

This is not Science-fiction. This is real-life Matrix.

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Where is the bottom in Europe and Euro

Many analysts are so positive and belive Europe`s financial crisis is over. ECB`s Precident Mario Draghi started to pump a lot of money into the market and will continue to do that until next year. The Euro has plummeted, trading at 1,07, and many think that this is the bottom.

I see different things in my TA.

Euro symbol

First of all; The inflation rate is still -0,1 percent, and that mean deflation, which is not a good thing. The figure is skewed due to the size of Germany`s economy. Actually, things are worse in other Euro areas. Take a look at this;

Finland -0,1
France -0,1
Greece -2,1
Ireland -0,6
Italy -0,09
Poland -1,5
Spain -0,7
Switzerland -0,9

This is deflation, and this is not a growth story like Venezuela which had an inflation rate of 68,5 (!) in December 2014. How is it going on with the buying power in Europe right now? Falling prices is good for the unemployed people in Europe, because their buying power is weak.

But how many are unemployed in Europe right now? The unemployment rate in the Euro Area is 11,30, but once again; it`s even worse in some areas in Europe. Worst is Greece with an unemployment rate of 25,70. This is worse than Nigeria (23,90), and South Africa (24,30).

Spain 23,7
Italy 12,7
France 10,4
Finland 10,1
Ireland 10,0
Poland 11,7

Unemployment rate in the U.S is 5,50 right now, and that`s much better than it was a year ago. The unemployment rate in the Euro Area is better than earlier this year (11,40), but it`s still very high and not low enough to claim that the reversal is underway. Again; the numbers are skewed due to Germany`s low unemployment rate of 4,8 percent.

Youth unemployment rate is 22,90 in the Euro Area, which means about 5 million Europeans under the age of 25 are unemployed. This is a big problem. Take a look at the Youth unemployment rate numbers below;

Finland 21,4
France 24,7
Greece 51,2
Ireland 21,6
Italy 42,6
Poland 20,8
Spain 50,7
United Kingdom 15,9

Youth unemployment rate in the U.S is 12,3, but what is that compared to Greece or Spain with their 51,2 and 50,7 percent youth unemployment? Can you belive that? More than half of the teenagers at the age of 25 or below is unemployed in Greece and Spain.

It`s very expensive for a country to have a lot of unemployed people.

Severe austerity measures continue to this day and they are hollowing out Europe`s economic growth. Just take a look at the numbers. Before the Greek crisis flared up, their debt to GDP stood at 113 percent, but today their debt to GDP is amazing 174,9 percent.

Debt to GDP in Euro Areas is 90,9, but take a look at the other countries in Europe;

Italy 132,1
Ireland 123,3
France 92,2
Finland 59,3
Germany 79,0
Spain 97,7

To compare; Debt to GDP in the U.S is 101,53. In Japan 227,2 to name a few. You can imagine how Europe`s debt is after ECB`s QE program is finnish?

All the austerity measures that Europe has implemented have done nothing to reduce debt levels. Instead, they are hurting the people of Europe, and the economic growth is far away from the truth.

There is NO evidence Europe`s economy is improving, and when you look at the numbers you know that this is gonna take a long time to recover, and I`m not talking about a few weeks, a couple of months or three. But I know there are a lot of them who belive so.

The Euro is trading at 1,07 and its long-term uptrend line is broken and minor cyclical support is declining. If you follow TA, you can see that the Euro can go down to about 0,75. Good news will make the opposite trend.

The Euro can go down to 0,35 but I dont`t think it will go that low. It will be complete chaos in Europe once the currency falls back to its 2001 low of 0,80. Analysts at Morgan Stanley say the euro is undervalued by about 20%, and fair value should be about $1,32, they said.

The Euro Area is in trouble and Greece is running out of money, and the future of the common currency itself is in peril, because some investors is worried that one member`s exit could trigger an unpredictable unraveling.

Analysts at investment bank Morgan Stanley say the euro should be worth $1,59 based on Germany`s strength, and it ought to be $1,09 for Greece. So, Greece is closer to haveing a fair value than Germany. This valuation should trigger the question of who should leave the eurozone. Greece? Germany? Others?

The euro has never been less popular with the international community. Bearish bets have reached a record. People hate the euro, and that is not only because the protester Josephine Witt showered Mario Draghi with confetti.

Average yield on German government debt fell below zero for the first time today. Lending to Germany for ten years will earn you just 0,088 percent in yield. That`s nothing. Investors will soon be paying for owning a 10-year German bond.

Why should you own euros invested in negative-yielding securities when dollars generate positive returns? And how popular will euro be if we face a Grexit?

«Without deep economic reform or further relief, S&P expects Greece`s debt, other financial commitments to be unsustainable,» the rating company Standard & Poor`s Corp said.

The recovery in the U.S has been slow. Now Europe is next with QE. It didn`t work in Japan. Will it work in Europe?


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What`s up with Euro, Dollar and Gold?

Gold is still in a bearish market and the precious metal is declining and hit a 3,5 month low today. At the same time we can see a strong rally in the U.S dollar, hitting a twelve years high. Gold is trading at $1,147,70.

The U.S dollar is soaring and the Euro is plummeting. When the U.S dollar hits a new twelve years high, the Euro hits a twelve-year low. Some analysts are betting that the euro can sink to the same level as the U.S dollar.

Stack of $100 bills

The euro started to fall sharply last summer when the ECB president Mario Draghi laid the groundwork for QE, but the euro has fallen even sharper since the €60 billion-a-month bond-buying programme started on monday this week.

The U.S dollar started the rally at the same time last summer, boosted by strong hints from the Fed that it could start to raise interest rates later this year. EUR/USD is trading at $1,0545 on Wednesday, and that is below $1,06 for the first time since April 2003.

Mario Draghi said cheaper borrowing costs for some eurozone countries suggested that QE – which tends to drive up the value of bonds, and thus depress their yields (which moves in the opposite direction), was already having an effect.

Some analysts have questioned whether the ECB will be able to find sufficient bonds to buy to hit its monthly target. German 10-year bond yields hit a record low of 0,2% on Wednesday. Other Eurozone countries bond yields are also at or near record lows.

The German bond yields at record lows is mainly due to safe-heaven demand from investors, while the other European country bond yields falling is due to the ECB`s plans to buy sovereign bonds as part of its QE of it monetary policy.

A strong dollar is good for the U.S consumers. They can buy cheap things from Europe and Asia, and at the same they have low gas prices. It sounds like party to me. One dollar now buys almost 16 pesos.

The Turkish lira, the Mexican peso, hit an all-time low to the dollar. The Indonesia rupiah hit a 17-year low of 13,1 to the dollar. The Norwegian krone hit a 13-year low and the Brazilian real just hit a 10-year low to the dollar.

The broad Dollar Index (DXY) has now wopped by 23 percent since last summer. That`s the most aggressive rise in more than 34 years! Some of the indicators is more overbought now than at any point in modern history.

DXY 25 yr

(Picture: DXY Index)

As you can see from the chart in RSI, it is overbought. More than we were at the depths of the 2008 credit crisis. That crises caused an immense flight to safety rally in the buck, along with the biggest rally in U.S Treasury prices ever. DXY`s previous close is 99,68.

The dollar rally is now broadly pressuring emerging markets, hurting commodity prices, and undermining the profits of multinational U.S corporations. As the dollar increase, commodities and emerging markets cry.

The problem is that the dollar rally is getting out of control!


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