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President Vladimir Putin said their missiles will target the United States and not just countries where their missiles are stationed

Vladimir Putin has been a president in Russia for two decades. He was elected for the first time in 1999, which is the same year the EU started with its own currency. Last year, Putin was reelected to another six-year term and some people say he can be a president as long as he want.

But that was then. Now, he`s popularity has plunged 17 percent which is the lowest since 2012. The trust in Putin dropped because he signed a controversal law on pension reform, and was not a popular decision among the Russian community.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual state of the nation address to parliament, and he said their missiles will target the United States and not just countries where their missiles are stationed.

He not only issued fresh threats against the United States, but also promised to increase social benefits to raise living standards. More than one in five Russians are living in poverty according to a research liked to Kremlin.

This is similar to the yellow vest protesters in France where a nationwide protests in Russia broke out last year over the government`s plans to raise the age of eligibility for pensions. But there is a big difference between France and Russia.

Putin emphasized the need to combat poverty, saying that 19 million of Russia`s 147 million people live below the official poverty line currently the equivalent of around $160 a month. A november 21 report revealed that 22 percent of Russians fall into the «poverty zone,» meaning they are unable to buy anything beyond basic staples needed for subsistence.

About 200,000 kids are still going to schools where there is no heating, running water, or indoor plumbing.

So, the poverty line goes straight up while Putin`s popularity goes down.

Russia are struggling with the economy because they still faces international sanctions for its annexation of Ukraine`s Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, as well as its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Elsewhere, Putin said a railway link to Ukraine`s Crimean Peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, will start working this year.

Putin repeated Russian assertions that the U.S withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty to develop its missile-defense system. «We don`t want confrontation, particularly with such a global power as the United States,» he said, but at the same time, he criticized what he described as the «destructive» U.S policy of targeting Russia with sanctions.

He said Russia wanted friendly relations with the United States and remained open for arms-control talks with Washington. Vladimir Putin added that some U.S policymakers were «obsessed with U.S exceptionalism» before warning they should calculate the risks before taking any steps.

«It`s their right to think how they want. But can they count? I`m sure they can. Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing,» Putin told Russia`s political elite to strong applause.

On February 2, the United States launched the six-month process to leave the INF Treaty, after Washington and NATO repeatedly accused Moscow of violating the accord by developing the 9M729 cruise missile, also known as the SSC-8.

Russia, which denies the accusation, said it was also withdrawing from the INF Treaty, which banned both countries from developing, producing, and deploying ground-launched cruise or ballistic missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers.

Russia`s weapon systems will be capable of striking not only missile launchers, but also at decision-making centers. Russia will either survive as a sovereign state or it won`t exist at all. «Some countries can exist as vassals, but Russia cannot,» Putin said.

President Vladimir Putin boasted that Russia had «colossal» resources to invest, using money «earned», not borrowed.

Putin also promised tax breaks, lower mortgage rates, and housing subsidies for families with several children. The tax burden on developers will be eased to encourage them to expand housing construction, he said.

Putins`s speech comes amid anxieties among Russians about the state of the economy, emerging from a recession largely caused by Western sanctions and low oil prices, but it’s not the first and last time we will hear him talk about Russia in 2019.

The address is one of three regularly scheduled national appearances Putin makes each year. The others are question-and-answer session with the public and a stage-managed annual press conference.

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NATO not welcome in Trondheim by Norwegian Communists

In autumn 2018, Norway will be the host country for NATOs largest military exercise, known as Trident Juncture. But some people in Norway doesnt like that; The Communists in Norway. They will hold a Anti-NATO demonstration to take place in Trondheim on October 20th.

A few days ago there were many posters in Trondheim with this headline; NATO NOT WELCOME! But 40,000 troops are now in Norway from 30 nations, with 140 combat aircraft, 70 ships and 10 000 military vehicles. What they want is to train for war in central Norway.

According to the Communists in Norway, the exercise costs Norway more than 2 billion NOK and will create pollution for people and the natural environment.

The Communist Party of Norway and the Communist Youth of Norway organize a large demonstration and public meeting against the NATO military exercise on 20th of October 2018 at 13:00 pm in Tordenskjoldsparken in Trondheim.

People have often told me not to buy any American stocks, so I think I know what people I have around me. This is people with a Marxist-Leninist perspective. The same group of people can be seen in Turkey, Poland, Venezuela and Hungary to name a few.

This is people who don`t like capitalism. They are anti-capitalists and fight against what they call «imperialism.»

On their website they have this note; In the European Union the rate of unemployment in women was 10,6% in 2012 and 10,1% in 2014 (Eurostat), while the total number of women living within the limits of poverty reaches 65 million!

They also had this note; In the capitalist world especially in western Europe the labour achievements came as a result of constant and bloody class struggles. The existence of the Soviet Union and the example of the socialist construction forced a significant number of western bourgeois governments to grant some social and labour rights to their people.

However, after the counter-revolution in the USSR and eastern Europe, these social and labour rights were ferociously attacked. Today (in 2016), we live the capitalist barbarity of mass unemployment, underemployment, reduced salaries, mass lay-offs, zero-contract labour relations, child capital`s profitability; from the U.S of the 47 million people who live on the edge of poverty to the European Union of the 25 million unemployment people!

My note: This number is from 2016 and have changed. Unemployed people in the EU is now 17 million while it is 6 million in the U.S.

Furthermore, they say; the public healthcare system that was established in the Soviet Union consists a significant example of socialist construction. In Soviet Russia there was a broad state network of healthcare, based on the centrally planned socialist economy, which provided free services of medical care for the whole population.

In capitalist Russia of Mr Putin, life expectancy rate declined. In 2004 it was at 63 years of age. Furthermore, in capitalist Russia of oligarchs and monopoly groups, healthcare isn`t free and public anymore; numerous state hospitals and clinics closed while large private hospitals were created, the work «accidents» were increased (6,000 deaths every year) and the Russian working people have to pay for the services in the existing public hospitals, the Norwegian Communists say on their website.

They also talk about public and free education system. A unique achievement of Socialism`s construction in the Soviet Union was the complete elimination of illiteracy and the rapid increase of the educational level, and the author came up with this conclusion;

In any sector of the social and economic life, Socialism proved its superiority over Capitalism. And when we talk about «superiority» we refer on how the Socialist system managed to satisfy peoples needs by eliminating the exploitation of man by man.

Capitalism, with it`s anarhist nature in production and the deification of profit, has nothing more to offer to humanity except from poverty, misery, unemployment, inequalities and wars.

The Soviet Union and the socialist states of the 20th century, despite their existed problems, proved that a better world is possible. Despite the temporary historical setback of the 1989-1991 counter-revolution, nothing has finished. The end of history didn`t come, Mr. Fukuyama and dear apologists of Capitalism.

Socialism-Communism is the future of humanity, author Nikos Mottas said. A PhD candidate in Political Science, International Relations and Political History, and the editor-in-Chief of «In Defence of Communism.»

My note: Why do communists always talk about non-profit organisations like health-care systems and educational systems? You can also add the police force and fire department. They are all non-profit organisations. But they do not create something. It`s just a little part of the society and just a cost.

Capitalism and profit organisations are something different. A mix of Capitalism and Socialism and Communism can be a better way. In other words; a mix of non-profit and profit organisations. Its not a question about Capitalism or Communism. Its both. A mix.

You dont buy stocks in a hospital or a police force. Its a non-profit organisation. But you buy stocks in Apple so they can grow and voila; you have a revolutionary product called; iPhone. That`s wealth for you. It made the world a better place. It made your life more easy.

Socialism and Communism are both old words. They belong to the old school and doesn`t sound good at all. Why not change the words? Why not call it “Crowdfunding?” A much better word.

The Communists in Norway will hold a public meeting with the theme «How do we fight imperialism?» and the meeting will take place in Trondheim at 18:00 pm. After the meeting there will be a social gathering.

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Just 32% of Americans have “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the media

Media are attacking President Donald Trump, but it seems like people isnt listening anymore. A Gallup poll from September found that just 32% of Americans have «great deal» or «fair amount» of trust in the media, which is the lowest level in the polls history.

Media are in trouble!

What tools do the establishment have if people dont belive media anymore? And what tools do the establishment have if people dont have faith in politicians anymore?

 

(RT: 26 April 2011)

You can see how media are turning things up side down. So are the politicians who have always lied. It was much more easy to lie when there where fewer media outlets. The lies was shaped and tempered by the media.

The most embarrassing lie was during the terror attack on twin towers. Former President Bush said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but that was a BIG lie. There were no reason to attack Iraq and people went angry because of that.

The demonstration against the war in Iraq was huge in the United States, but not only that. It is the biggest we have seen in modern history in Europe. Here is what made people pissed: The establishment didn`t listen to the people.

On top of that, people went angry at terrorists for making them feel afraid. The terrorist came as a direct result of the attack in Iraq and the killing of their leader Saddam Hussein. But it didn`t stop here. Next war was underway.

Who wrote about the war in Libya? The Media was silent like never before. We didnt hear much about it, but they bombed Libya and killed Gaddafi. People went even more angry, but it didnt stop here.

Pictures and videos from the killing of ambassador Chris Stevens who was raped and sadomized before murder made people more angry. They went crazy when they heard it took so much time before the support came to the consulate. Fox News sources said CIA in Benghazi during consulate attack denied help. Maybe Mr Stevens could be alive today?

It doesn`t help to know that the United States created al-Qaeda. It is a shame to know that ISIS is also created by the United States.

The point is that the people was against it. So are President Donald Trump. He said Saddam and Gaddafi was a big mistake. Media want us to know that Putin and Russia is dangerous, but how dangerous are they?

In 2011, Putin said: Who gave NATO right to kill Gaddafi? Who gave coalition forces in Libya the right to eliminate Gaddafi? Thats the question Vladimir Putins been asking, during an official visit to Denmark.

The Russian Premier also said NATO`s effectively joined one of the warring sides in the conflict. And more responsible action should be taken instead, Putin said.

What kind of dangerous man is saying things like that?

Take a trip to Africa and ask people about Gaddafi. They saw up to him. Gaddafi was the king of Africa. A big star. Putin didnt join NATO in Libya. He said it isnt right. Its crime, he said. They also killed Gaddafis son. What have he done? People in the West are not proud of this. They are angry.

We can see a clear picture when we know that Edward Snowden is hiding in Russia. He exposed mass surveillance by the NSA (National Security Agency). They spy on ordinary people and this is lack of people`s freedom and liberty. People are not proud of this. They are angry.

President Donald Trump like Putin who is hiding Snowden, and Putin was celebrating Trump`s victory last week.

People are not proud, and therefore, Mr Trump want to Make America great again! Good luck.

 

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Market Update

Nikkei rose +1,20% after comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin eased worries about military action in Ukraine. We also saw a big bullish move in the U.S markets yesterday. It was so green and beautiful.

European shares are steady today and commodities like gold and oil is trading down today. It seems like the U.S markets will open up today. Not bad after the bullish race yesterday: Nasdaq was up +1,75%, while S&P 500 went up +1,53%. The DOW is trading at 16,395,88, up +227,85, which is up +1,41%. Wow!

It is difficult to predict the future for currencies and oil. That`s because it is all about politics. Investors don`t like war, and what Putin or Obama says or do will have a huge impact of the financial markets.

Reports today:

08:15 AM ET ADP Employment Report
10:00 AM ET ISM Non-Mfg Index
10:30 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report
02:00 PM ET Beige Book

 

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Stocks rebound

We are in a positive territory again. Stocks up and commodities down. Gold is down -0,81% to 1,339,30. Copper is down -0,41 to 317,45. Crude Oil (Brent) is down -1,27% to 109,79. But Silver is up +0,17 to 21,27.

 

What Putin and Russia did was expensive to Russia. The Russian stock exchange (MICEX) plummeted after Putin declared the right to invade Ukraine. MICEX fell $58,4 bln from friday to monday, but are trading up again today.

 

The cost of the Winter Olympic games was $51 billion, held in the southern city of Sochi. In other words; the decision to invade Ukraine was more expensive for Russia than the whole Winter Olympic games.

 

Now, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops to turn back to the base and stop all military exercises. That is music in the investors ears, wich is now less nervous and the stock market is turning up again.

 

CAC 40 is up +1,34%. FTSE 100 is up 1,08%. DAX is up 1,03% and FTSE MIB is up +1,71%. Warren Buffet say war is a buying opportunity, because money in it self will lose value. Other investors say commodities like gold is a safe-heaven bet.

 

Tesla (TSLA) don`t care about wars. Trading up +2,13% yesterday and seems to continue up today. Tesla is up +619,3% (1 YR). So far in 2014, Tesla is up 70,1%. What a great company. It seems like the new safe-heaven is Tesla!

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Shiny bull. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Shiny bull nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in precious metal products, commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Shiny bull and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

 

 

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