US External Debt and its Largest Foreign Holders

The main holders of US Treasury securities are China and Japan. While China used to sit confidently in first place, the positions of the two countries equalised at the beginning of this year. As China began to put a brake on its build up of Treasury securities, Japan did the opposite and began to increase its build up (possibly under pressure from Washington). Belgium, which in 2012 was not even among the top ten holders of Treasury securities, recently, and quite unexpectedly, moved into third place.

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Episode #81 – SUNDAY WIRE: ‘Faux News and The Fascist Spring’ with host Patrick Henningsen

Episode #81 of The Sunday Wire Radio Show resumes this Sunday April 19, 2015 presented by host Patrick Henningsen with 2.5 hours of power-packed talk radio and music…LISTEN LIVE ON THIS PAGE AT THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULED SHOW TIMES:SUNDAY – 5pm-8pm GMT | 12pm-3pm EST | 9am-12pm PSTThis week’s edition of THE SUNDAY WIRE will be broadcasting live with 21WIRE host Patrick Henningsen covering the world’s top stories this week. In the first hour, Patrick takes a look at the latest debutante entrants in the 2016 Electoral Ball, the latest propaganda from CNN, Ashton Carter’s amnesia, as well as the latest

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‘God Told Me to Do It': The Dangers of America’s Lunatic Right

Peter Sterry21st Century WireThese are truly insane times.Aside from the odd grumblings about being a “Christian nation”, here in Britain we are mostly divorced from strong religious themes in our politics. Not so in the US, and I’m not talking about Prayer in Schools here either. Something big is brewing in America, and it’s not all good. It’s not just the usual war hawk talk from the rank and file Rambo crowd like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and new baby hawks like Senator Tom Cotton. We understand them and their desire to act on behalf of the military industrial complex

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8 Mudras for Elevating Conscious Awareness

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Video – Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient oriental Art of harmonizing life energy within the body. It was brought to the Western world from Japan by Master Jiro Murai. Here are 8 hand positions, also called mudras, which are part of the Jin Shin Jyutsu practice to assist us in balancing the body, mind and spirit, harmonizing our energy and bringing us to a higher level of conscious awareness. More about Jin Shin Jyutsu at www.jsjinc.com.

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Which Spiritual Gift is Your Strongest?

Tanaaz, Guest WriterWaking Times
There are four Spiritual Gifts or senses and we often all have one that is strongest….
Do you know when something is wrong even before you hear about it?
Are you able to detect when the people around you are feeling upset or lying?
Do you get feelings or sensations that you should or shouldn’t do something?
This is your intuition and believe it or not, we are all born with it. We are all born with a sixth sense that helps us to understand the unseen world. All it takes is tapping into it and knowing how to use it.
Most

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Stunning Photos Capture Devastating Worldwide E-Waste Problem

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatchWaking Times
A lot has been written about electronic waste. In 2012, 50 million tons of e-waste was generated worldwide, and with the proliferation of smartphones, smart watches and other tech gear, that number will only increase. United Nations officials estimate that the volume of e-waste generated worldwide is expected to climb by 33 percent by 2017 to 65 million tons.
Those cold, hard numbers say a lot, but sometimes the pictures say much more.
People burning electronic scraps at the Agbogbloshie e-waste dump in Accra, Ghana. The Guardian described the fumes as “head-pounding.” Photo Credit: Bit Rot Project
If unused electronic

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Chemotherapy Treatment Causes Fingerprint Loss, Nixes Biometrics

21st Century Wire says…Fact: Most cancer patients in the US actually die from chemotherapy, not from the cancer itself. The treatment is one of the most physically demanding and traumatic processes a person can go through, and it’s not without its unusual and painful side effects too…Mexican Woman Looses Fingerprints to Chemo – losses banking abilityRT.comA 65-year-old breast cancer patient in Mexico has lost her fingerprints, perhaps permanently. The woman was diagnosed with “hand-foot syndrome” caused by her chemotherapy treatments after being denied a bank transaction that needed her fingerprints.The patient is in the most advanced stage of breast cancer,

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The Nature of Real Meditation

Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D, ContributorWaking Times
Real meditation is always without object and is never the result of an activity, but Presence in the space of Consciousness. This natural, effortless Presence is meditation itself. The deeper dimensions of Alertness, the awakened Consciousness, the world of Silence, are beyond the mind. This Silence is not forced upon us by some concentration technique, but the indescribable but experienceable of living emptiness. Conscious existence in the space of Consciousness.
In your present, isolated state of consciousness, based upon your identification with your illusionary self, spatial consciousness is not present in your life, so you are

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So you want to get out of the USSA — or EU?

By Dr. Richard Sauder | Event Horizon Chronicle
For some time I have been warning of the threat of catastrophic warfare. The threat is real enough. One of the several, global, flash points that have the potential to spark a catastrophic conflict is the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine, in which the USSA and NATO are deeply implicated. The Ukraine lies right on the border of Russia and as the USSA/NATO bloc becomes more and more deeply involved in the war there, the risk of a direct military confrontation with Russia is growing.
Unfortunately, the USSA and other NATO countries continue to

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The Anthrax Coverup Exposed

Paul Craig RobertsActivist PostGraeme MacQueen’s 2014 book, The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy, has been vindicated by the head of the FBI’s Anthrax Investigation. Four and one-half months ago I posted a review of MacQueen’s book. The hired government apologists, the despicable presstitute media, and the usual gullible patriots greeted the book with screams of “conspiracy theory.” In fact, MacQueen’s book was a carefully researched project that established that there indeed was a conspiracy – a conspiracy inside the government. MacQueen’s conclusion stands vindicated by Richard Lambert, the agent in charge of the FBI anthrax investigation

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Another BLM standoff brewing as miners fear for “surface rights”

A perfect storm — Armed BLM agents patrol mine
By Lexi Morgan
JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. (INTELLIHUB) — Another Bundy Ranch standoff-type situation is currently brewing, but this time the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) isn’t threatening a cattle ranch but rather a group of Sugar Pine miners and others who fear their rights will not be justly upheld. In fact the dispute is actually over “surface rights” that were “grandfathered” to the miners over 100 years ago, logged on 1950′s and 1960′s documents as reported by Kasey Kershner.
After the Bundy Ranch/BLM Standoff set precedence in the national police state arena, demonstrating the

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Smart Meters Unveiled

SourceCatherine J. FrompovichActivist PostSmart Meter (SM) technology is something most consumers may not be familiar with. However, just because the ‘smart’ label is attached to a technology, that doesn’t imply the technology is in the best interest of consumers’ overall health. Think again, especially when it comes to new ‘smart’ electric, gas, or water meters that are AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) SMs, which can do a few things consumers really may not be aware of and which really are NOT very smart safety-wise. SMs send RFs (Radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation) into the homes they are retrofitted on; SMs collect

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Personal details of murdered journalist & ex-MP found posted on Ukrainian ‘enemies of state’ database

The journalist and ex-MP who were gunned down in Kiev this week were on an ‘enemies of the state’ database – a social media website supported by the aide to Ukraine’s interior minister. The bloggers also have a Twitter account to share ‘successes.’ The volunteer-made website calling itself ‘Mirotvorec’ (Peacekeeper), posts very thorough and comprehensive information on anyone who happens to make the list – journalists, activists, MPs opposing the current Kiev authorities’ policies and rebels fighting against the government in the east. The posts include their addresses, social media account links, a substantial biography and any mentions in the

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The Global Credit Crunch Has Begun

Michael SnyderActivist PostGet ready for another major worldwide credit crunch. Today, the entire global financial system resembles a colossal spiral of debt. Just about all economic activity involves the flow of credit in some way, and so the only way to have “economic growth” is to introduce even more debt into the system.When the system started to fail back in 2008, global authorities responded by pumping this debt spiral back up and getting it to spin even faster than ever. If you can believe it, the total amount of global

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Hillary Clinton Is Grooming A Former Goldman Banker To Become America's Next Treasury Secretary

For years on end, many wondered how it is possible that Gary Gensler allowed Wall Street firms to manipulate, rig, and otherwise abuse the US commodity market which he, as head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2009 until 2014, was supposed to regulate. Some, such as this website, suggested that what Gensler was doing was simply protecting his former colleagues from civil or criminal investigation and prosecution. After all Gensler is far better known for not only having worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years most recently as co-head of finance, prior to joining the CFTC, but for

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Congress is Attempting to Reauthorize Key Patriot Act Provisions by Sneaking it Into “USA Freedom Act”

Yet with Section 215′s lifespan now stretching to a matter of weeks, supporters of broad surveillance powers have yet to put forth a bill for their preservation – evidence, opponents believe, that the votes for reauthorization do not exist, particularly not in the House of Representatives. More likely, according to a multiple Hill sources, is a different option under consideration: making the major NSA reform bill of the last Congress the point of departure for reauthorizing 215 in the current one.

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DHS Seeking to Buy Access to Private Surveillance Cameras to Track Drivers

Cassius Methyl and Nick BernabeActivist Post Despite the ongoing debate to roll back the Department of Homeland Security’s current civil liberties overreaches, the DHS is soliciting bids from corporations for access to license plate data collected by private surveillance systems. In a public statement, the Department said it’s “not seeking to build a national database or contribute data to an existing system,” rather, the DHS claims to be tapping into existing networks.According to the Washington Post, the DHS “is seeking bids from companies that already gather the data to say how much they would charge to grant access

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Florida Rolls Out High-Tech “Smart” Street Lights

Aaron DykesActivist PostDespite appearances, the “smart” society was never based on saving energy, saving money or saving the environment.The real aim has been to control the population and conduct absolute surveillance on the larger herd and even every individual.Thanks to smart phones, smart meters, smart grids, smart TVs, smart cars and smart appliances, the places you go, the people you contact and all the things you interact with are logged, tracked and analyzed by advanced computer algorithms. Thanks to search engines, the technocrats even believe they known what you’re thinking and what you’ll do next.Now, the

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Former IMF President, Bank-Bailout-Fiasco President, and VP of Spain, Long Untouchable by the Law – Suddenly Gets Crushed

The week has not been kind to Rodrigo Rato, the embattled former vice-president of Spain, former president of the IMF, and former president of ongoing bank-bailout-fiasco Bankia. First the Spanish news website Voz Populi reported that he was under police investigation for tax fraud, money laundering and embezzlement. That was on Tuesday.

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