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Anatomy of a Bloodbath

Posted: August 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, China, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Anatomy of a Bloodbath

Anatomy of a bloodbath

Many financial analysts have rushed to describe the current global stock market turmoil as a historic event, unprecedented, a bloodbath, however its evolution has so far been quite traditional. The correction, if that’s what this is, has been building since 2011/12 when many analysts began to question the numbers attached to Chinese growth. The questioning subsided with markets peaking earlier this year reaching new optimistic highs – April ’15 marked historic highs for all global indices.

And while markets around the globe rally to retake losses, China and it’s growth remains the question on everyone’s lips, what is the real number? …and will that number dictate a correction or crash for markets!?

Globally this current selloff started as a repricing of growth outlooks, in the main based on believable or unbelievable numbers out of China over the past 5 years, mounting evidence of economic weakness in the worlds second largest economy, coupled with persistent low growth in Europe and Japan, made it hard for markets to ignore the impact on earnings and profitability of what looked suspiciously like a global slowdown  :: Read the full article »»»»


‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

Posted: May 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: China, CRIME! | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

China NewsA former chemistry professor has been arrested by Chinese police on suspicion of selling a drug recipe to a gang which cooked up synthetic narcotics, state media reports.

The 50-year-old former academic surnamed Lu had “a set of recipes for producing methcathinone”, a drug similar to methamphetamine, which he provided to dealers.

Amphetamine labs are growing at an alarming rate, a Chinese police raid on the house of two methcathinone dealers in 2011 uncovered a pile of 80 million yuan, $AU13 million, in cash.

In Australia Amphetamine arrests have nearly double in past five years, according to Crime Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report. Trade workers and those in the hospitality industry are among the biggest users of the drug according to an analysis of national drug data.

Lu “worked as a professor of chemistry at a university” in Xian, the capital of the northern province of Shaanxi, before teaming up with a drug manufacturer surnamed Chen in 2013 :: Read the full article »»»»


China Pollution Doco Vanishes From Video Sharing Sites

Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: China, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on China Pollution Doco Vanishes From Video Sharing Sites

A popular but controversial documentary on China’s struggles with pollution was inaccessible on China’s video sharing websites on Saturday, sparking concern from Chinese Internet users it had been censored within a week of its launch.

Under the Dome, a film by journalist Chai Jing that explains air pollution in straightforward terms, spurred a national debate after its release last weekend and quickly garnered hundreds of millions of views on streaming video sites :: Read the full article »»»»


CIA to Boost Cyber Capability

Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on CIA to Boost Cyber Capability

CIA overhaul to boost cyber capability and security amid growing threat of digital attacks

The CIA plans to radically overhaul operations, ramping up its capability to deal with cyber threats while boosting integration between departments via a network of new units, the agency says.

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan outlined the proposed changes to the agency in a message to staff on Friday described as a “Blueprint for the Future” covering four key areas.

Mr Brennan said the US espionage agency would set up a new “Directorate of Digital Innovation” to reflect the rapidly evolving cyber landscape :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED! Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

Posted: February 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Hard Pill to Swallow, Media, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! Egypt Frees and Deports Australian Al Jazeera Journalist

UPDATED! Jailed Al Jazeera Reporter Mohamed Fahmy Renounces Egypt Citizenship

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family says, in a bid to follow his Australian colleague Peter Greste in being released from a Cairo jail.

Fahmy’s surrender of his Egyptian passport is a necessary first step for him to be released and deported as a foreign national under a decree issued by president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in November. He also has Canadian citizenship.

Canadian foreign minister John Baird said late on Monday (local time) that Fahmy’s release was “imminent”, following the freeing on Sunday of Greste.

The two men were jailed along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed on charges of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. A relative of Fahmy said he signed the papers giving up his citizenship more than a week ago :: Read the full article »»»»