Thursday, August 25, 2016

Proxima Centauri’s awesome new planet!

From: Earthsky Space
By: Deborah Byrd

The newly found planet for Proxima Centauri, our sun’s nearest neighbor among the stars, is revealed as the closest possible abode for alien life.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Housing: I’ve worked thru 4 bubbles – they all end the same

From: IRD - Investment Research Dynamics

The three primary drivers of the economy are starting to head south: retail, housing, autos. I can smell the housing market slipping away now. I’ve been early on housing, like I was when the mid-2000’s Bubble 1.0 popped, but I was eventually very correct (I sold my dream house in November 2004).

The housing market is beginning to crater. I draw on “hands on” data from the Denver area because I can get “boots on the ground” due diligence accomplished. Denver is considered somewhat of a demographic “bellweather” for economic trends as they unfold. I don’t care what the media propaganda is reporting, in Denver housing sales are rapidly slowing, inventory is rapidly building and prices are falling. I’ve witnessed two $2 million+ homes in my area reduce their offer price 14% and 20% respectively shortly after their initial listing.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rare ball lightening caught on video in Siberia!

Courtesy: Roman Tregubov
From: RT

A unique video of a giant fireball moving across a Siberian field could be the latest proof that ball lightning is not an urban myth, but a real natural phenomenon.

Novosibirsk State Technical University graduate Roman Tregubov, who currently resides in Canada, posted this video he took in the countryside just outside Novosibirsk while visiting Russia in July.

“This is the first time I’ve seen a ball lightning!!!! I even managed to film it a little… Awesome,” Roman emotionally captioned the video he shared on his Facebook page on July 18, 2016.

“Anyway I was shocked to see such a big and strong fireball... And whole process from his birth to death... Sounds... Visual... Feelings…[sic],” Tregubov continued.

Russian scientists battled deadly unkown octopus named organism 46-B under the Antarctic ice!

By: C. Michael Forsyth

GENEVA — A defecting Russian scientist has surfaced with a mind-bending account of what REALLY occurred when he and his colleagues went missing for five days in a mysterious lake 12,366 feet beneath the Antarctic ice.

Dr. Anton Padalka told authorities in Switzerland that the researchers discovered a bizarre and deadly life form dubbed Organism 46-B – a highly intelligent octopus-like creature that claimed the lives of three of the team members.

But the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed that “nothing of scientific interest” was found – because the former KGB strongman hopes to weaponize the organism.

Friday, August 5, 2016

OMG!!! mysterious unidentified disease kills over 30 children in remote Myanmar!

From: Reliefweb

An undiagnosed disease has killed more than 30 children in a remote part of Myanmar, officials said Thursday, with health authorities struggling to treat victims.

The illness, with measles-like symptoms, has hit the far corner of Myanmar's northern Sagaing region, a remote and mountainous area which borders eastern India and is populated by people from the Naga tribes.

Adults and children have both been struck since the outbreak first emerged in June, a local MP said, but the illness appears to be particularly deadly to children under the age of five.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Is Valeant the next Enron?

From: IRD - Investment Research Dynamics

Earlier this year in March Valeant stock plunged in one day from $70 to $36. I had not paid much attention to the VRX Saga until then. 

When I examined the financials I was quite aghast with what looked to be the potential for another Enron – LINK. The financials are riddled with multiple accounting improprieties, if not outright fraud. The balance sheet sports over $31 billion in debt against just $9 billion in tangible assets. It’s tangible net worth is negative $32.6 billion.

I stopped following the Valeant Saga once Bill Ackman made a lot of noise announcing a new CEO and board. I figured the stock would bob and weave before and after every press release Ackman crafted to generate interest in the stock. Early April was my last commentary on the stock, although I’ve considered featuring it my Short Seller’s Journalas a great short idea.

12 year old boy dies of anthrax outbreak in Siberia!

From: RT

A 12-year-old boy evacuated from an anthrax epidemic zone in Russia has died in hospital while eight other people have been diagnosed with the disease. The infection has resurfaced in western Siberia 75 years after the previous outbreak.

The child died in hospital in the city of Salekhard, the capital of the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Area, where quarantine over the anthrax outbreak was declared last week. The boy was among several dozen indigenous people evacuated from the contaminated area.

“We are 90 percent sure that he died from anthrax. He had the intestinal form of the disease, which is harder to diagnose,”the office of Yamal Governor Dmitry Kobylkin told TASS.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

OMG a 10 year boy contracted the bubonic plague in Siberia - the ancient plague will return according to psychic predictions in 2016!

Picture: Po 
This might be it: this could be where it all started!

I just read an article on the Siberian Times about a 10 year old boy contracting the bubonic plague!

Article from: The Siberian Times

All 17 people he was in contact with - six of them children - are also quarantined to prevent spread of one of world's most deadly infectious diseases.

Is China's Tiangong-1 space station really hurtling toward Earth like an out of control fireball?

From: Shangaiist

The stability of China’s first space station Tiangong-1 is under question. Chinese authorities have made no public statements to declare the exact time the eight-ton uncrewed spacecraft will come back to Earth, leading to speculation that it may end up in a dangerous uncontrolled fall.

Since its launch in 2011, Tiangong-1 has conducted six rendezvous and docking missions with three Shenzhou spacecrafts. It exceeded its planned two-year operational lifespan, and entered its extended application phasein 2013.

Amateur satellite tracker Thomas Dorman worries that China has lost control of Tiangong-1 after Xinhuareported in March that the data-gathering activities of the spacecraft had come to an end.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Boom! Juno within Jupiter’s magnetosphere

From: Earthsky - Space
By: Eleanor Imster and Deborah Byrd

In late June, as Juno crossed into Jupiter’s magnetic field, an instrument aboard the craft recorded the bow shock. Hear it here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Will Silver hit 54$?

IRD - Investment Research Dynamics

With all the action in silver and gold on Sunday night July 3, 2016 we, at Shadow of Truth, thought we would provide a quick update on what has happened and what could potentially happen. Silver, in particular, looks very, very bullish. Dave breaks down all the technical charts and Rory provides some color commentary.

Some of this was inspired by our friend Jesse, Jesse’s Cafe Americain, in a recent article, Silver Cup and Handles Project to a Price Target of $54, Jesse shared the following:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Historic day for Britain as it voted to leave the European Union after 43 years of membership!

I must say that I'm actually pleasantly surprised! Never thought a European member country could actually leave the EU Union let alone Britain.

The British people took the right descision, sure the markets are in turmoil but this can't be blamed on the Brexit victory. For the economic woes were already present since 2008.

Many articles were written about the coming collapse, frankly I don't think the brexit will cause a financial collapse. It will be a Lehman type event in the derivatives sector or the FX currency markets which will happen at the end of the summer or during fall of 2016.