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A file photo of a pipe, and a view of Qinghai Lake in China, near which mysterious iron pipes were found. (NASA; Pipe image via Shutterstock*)

Tara MacIsaac ~ 150,000-Year-Old Pipes Baffle Scientists In China: Out Of Place In Time?

“The head of the publicity department at the local Delingha government told Xinhua the pipes were analyzed at a local smeltery and 8 percent of the material could not be identified. The rest was made up of ferric oxide, silicon dioxide, and calcium oxide. The silicon dioxide and calcium oxide are products of long interaction between the iron and surrounding sandstone, showing the ancient age of the pipes.” ~T MacIsaac

The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.

Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show a level of technological advancement incongruous with the times in which they were made. Ooparts often frustrate conventional scientists, delight adventurous investigators open to alternative theories, and spark debate.

In a mysterious pyramid in China’s Qinghai Province near Mount Baigong are three caves filled with pipes leading to a nearby salt-water lake. There are also pipes under the lake bed and on the shore. The iron pipes range in size, with some smaller than a toothpick. The strangest part is that they may be about 150,000 years old.

Dating done by the Beijing Institute of Geology determined these iron pipes were smelted about 150,000 years ago, if they were indeed made by humans, according to Brian Dunning of Skeptoid.com.

And if they were made by humans, history as it is commonly viewed would have to be reevaluated.

The dating was done using thermoluminescence, a technique that determines how long ago crystalline mineral was exposed to sunlight or heated. Humans are only thought to have inhabited the region for the past 30,000 years. Even within the known history of the area, the only humans to inhabit the region were nomads whose lifestyle would not leave any such structures behind.

The state-run news agency Xinhua in China reported on the pyramid, the pipes, and the research began by a team scientists sent to investigate in 2002. Continue reading

Central Bankers Are Making Plans To Air Strike Syria, False Flag Alert [Video]

More layoffs and retail store closings.Real estate is imploding the corporate media is now recognizing the collapse of the real estate market. Russia developed a credit card chip to handle the payment system. China and the UK are now bypassing the dollar. NY wants all phones to have a kill switch will make it possible to shutdown the operation of phones. Central bankers/US government is provoking Russia, meanwhile Ukraine wants the people of Ukraine to throw down their weapons. Iraq is turning into a civil war. Obama administration is making plans to bomb Syria to go after the ISIS terror group. Be prepared for a false flag event.

All links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

Source X22Report  June 20 2014

Jason Simpkins ~ American Blood for Chinese Oil?

“There was one person on the planet capable of subduing Iraq’s warring factions. He was a brutal dictator who relied on violence and oppression. And we killed him.” ~J Simpkins

IraqOilFieldLet’s be real here.

We didn’t invade Iraq to stop an evil tyrant and spread democracy.

There are a lot of tyrants in a lot of non-democratic countries — North Korea and Iran come to mind — and we didn’t rush into those countries with guns blazing.

There were no weapons of mass destruction, and all of the terrorists that had been in Afghanistan fled to Pakistan — not Iraq.

We went into Iraq for the oil. Period.

Remember, back in the early 2000s, America wasn’t producing the amount of oil it is today…

(Note: We’re still not producing as much as you probably think.)

Today, U.S. oil production is rising; back then, it was falling.

From 1970 to 2008, U.S. oil production fell from 9.6 million barrels per day to just 5 million barrels per day.

It wasn’t just us, either. Michael Simmons’s best-selling book Twilight in the Desert(published in 2005) cast doubt on the actual size of Saudi Arabia’s reserves. Continue reading

Jim Willie ~ We Are Losing our Country [Video]

“London and Frankfurt are being set up to become RMB hubs.  That stands for renminbi, which means the peoples’ money. . . . So, China is setting up London and luring them into becoming an RMB hub to do Chinese government bond trading.  London loves it.  They are a financial center.  I believe China is doing that to splinter off support for NATO activity against Russia.”  ~J Willie

Financial newsletter writer, Dr. Jim Willie, says,“The dollar is ready to die . . . I think the funeral march starts this year.  I have been saying the year is not going to close out the way it started.”  What will Americans increasingly see coming as the dollar crisis picks up speed?  Dr. Willie says, “I think they are going to see pink slips from their employers.  I think they are going to see higher prices for fuel and food.

I think they are going to start to see advertisements for jobs from Chinese run companies on U.S. soil.  We are losing our country.  I think we have already lost our country. . . . We’re going to lose our ability to make decisions independently now.  When decisions are made on various fronts, I think we consult the Chinese.  I think the Chinese have been consulted regarding the Ukraine action.  I think the Chinese have pretty much ordered the divorce between the Saudis and the United States.  We are losing control of our country.” Continue reading

David Kranzler ~ This Is Why I Believe Rickards Is Wrong About The IMF SDR

“If the U.S. Government can persuade the world to accept the IMF SDR as a replacement for  the dollar, the U.S. Government will still have de facto control over the world’s reserve currency and therefore can continue to defer the systemic collapse of the U.S. into the future.   Please note the absence of Chinese yuan or Russian rubles from the IMF SDR basket.” ~D. Kranzler

James Rickards has been quite vocal in his view that the price of gold is headed much higher.  Yet, in the same breath he aggressively promotes the  idea of using the IMF SDR to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

There’s two reasons for this.  First, if you study Rickard’s background going all the way back to his role in the Iran hostage crisis, you’ll see that he’s been lifetime “front man” for the most powerful interest groups that control this country behind the scenes.  First and foremost he’s a front-man for the Pentagon.

I’ve been told separately, independently from two different sources that the elite insiders in the Department of Defense know that the demise of the dollar is inevitable.   That there’s nothing that can be done to prevent it.

Which brings us to the second reason that Rickards is trying to pimp the IMF SDR like a magic elixir snake-oil salesman.  The U.S. dollar currently represents 61.2% of the IMF SDR: SDR Currency Basket.

If the U.S. Government can persuade the world to accept the IMF SDR as a replacement for  the dollar, the U.S. Government will still have de facto control over the world’s reserve currency and therefore can continue to defer the systemic collapse of the U.S. into the future.   Please note the absence of Chinese yuan or Russian rubles from the IMF SDR basket. Continue reading

Eric Blair ~ US Corporations Dump Dollar For Chinese Renminbi To Buy Imports

“Maybe the reset is happening right in front of us. If U.S. companies choose to abandon dollars for imports, the dollar is in very big trouble, and China may get their wish of a new global currency after all – the renminbi.” ~Eric Blair

The U.S. dollar is being increasingly dropped as the currency for settling international trade. But perhaps the latest trend provides the most startling evidence yet that the dollar is doomed as the world reserve currency.

The Financial Times reported today that U.S. corporations are using the Chinese renminbi to buy imports over three times more than they had the previous year:

China’s renminbi is rapidly displacing the US dollar as a trading currency not only in Asia and Europe but now also in the US home market.

The value of renminbi payments between the US and the rest of the world rose by 327 per cent in April this year from the same month a year ago (see chart) as more US corporations switched to using the Chinese currency to pay for imports from China, according to data from SWIFT, the international currency settlement firm.

First, US importers can slash the cost of imports from China by agreeing to trade in renminbi rather than US dollars, Lodge said. Second, a recent surge in the popularity of a host of renminbi-denominated financial market instruments are making it easier for US corporates both to hedge currency risk and to earn an investment return from the renminbi they hold.

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U.S. corporations are just following the global trend where the largest economies in the world are jumping from the dollar Titanic. Last April, the world’s 12th-ranked economy, Australia, joined a growing list of nations that have agreed to bypass the dollar in bilateral trade with China. China, ranked 2nd behind the U.S., also has similar agreements with Japan (3rd), Brazil (6th), India (9th), and Russia (10th). Continue reading

Yang Hengjun ~ Why Do China’s Reforms All Fail?

“[I]deas like the separation of powers and equal distribution of wealth (which the common people cared more about) were often hijacked by  interest groups or abruptly halted by the emperor. As a result, vigorous reform movements in China, no matter how significant their policies were at the start, withered away. After a few decades, the reforms had been reduced to nothing but tools to help exploit the people and control the opinions of citizens.” ~Y. Hengjun

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Wang Anshi (1021 – 1086) Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Compared with the “revolutions” (peasant uprisings, armed rebellions, palace coups, etc.) that toppled dynasties in Chinese history, the goal of “reform” has been the exact opposite: to perpetuate the dynasty. Ordinary people have roughly the same impression of “revolution” and “reform” as instruments of “change.” But actually, in the 2000-year history of China, there has been one purpose for reform: avoiding change. Reform is used to keep the existing system in place. In Chinese history, “reform” and “revolution” alternated over time. Revolutions often succeeded, and so China became the country with the most peasant uprisings and dynastic changes in the world. But few reforms were successful.

From a modern perspective, almost all reforms in Chinese history can be classified as “failures”: fromShang Yang’s reforms in the state of Qin to the rule ofEmperors Wen and Jing in the Han dynasty; from Wang Mang seizing power to Wang Anshi’s Song dynasty reforms; from the Ming and Qing dynasty decision to shut China off from foreign contact to the Westernization movement during the late Qing… None of these movements can really be called successful. Worse, the reformers themselves generally met tragic ends.

Why is this? To simplify, there are three common factors. First, as opposed to other reforms recorded in world history, almost all of China’s reforms were done purely for the benefit of the ruler (the emperor). The reforms adjusted the ruler’s policies on how to control the people, how to manage the four classes (scholars, peasants, artisans and merchants), how to exploit the peasants’ land, and how to fill the treasury with taxes. None of the reforms touched on philosophies of holding power, or the methods of governance, much less centered around public interests. Continue reading

Gerald Celente ~ Goldseek Radio – May 30, 2014 [Audio]

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Gerald Celente, editor of the Trends Journal, thinks that it’s time to end external entanglements and rebuild the country.

700+ US military bases located around the globe is an excessive figure. Instead of suffering wounded limbs, minds and hearts, our honorable troops must be evacuated, returned home and offered adequate training to reenter the modern workplace. As warriors of revival, the military can restore the crumbling domestic infrastructure and economy. 

Pepe Escobar ~ The Birth Of A Eurasian Century: Russia And China Do “Pipelineistan”

RT  May 20 2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and China's President Xi Jinping attend an agreement signing ceremony during a bilateral meeting at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014.(Reuters / Carlos Barria)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping attend an agreement signing ceremony during a bilateral meeting at Xijiao State Guesthouse ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Shanghai May 20, 2014.(Reuters / Carlos Barria)

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass – at the expense of the United States.

And no wonder Washington is anxious. That alliance is already a done deal in a variety of ways: through the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa); at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Asian counterweight to NATO; inside the G20; and via the 120-member-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Trade and commerce are just part of the future bargain. Synergies in the development of new military technologies beckon as well. After Russia’s Star Wars-style, ultra-sophisticated S-500 air defense anti-missile system comes online in 2018, Beijing is sure to want a version of it. Meanwhile, Russia is about to sell dozens of state-of-the-art Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters to the Chinese as Beijing and Moscow move to seal an aviation-industrial partnership.

This week should provide the first real fireworks in the celebration of a new Eurasian century-in-the-making with Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Xi in Shanghai this Tuesday and Wednesday. You remember Pipelineistan,” all those crucial oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing Eurasia that make up the true circulatory system for the life of the region. Now, it looks like the ultimate Pipelineistan deal, worth $1 trillion and 10 years in the making, will be inked as well. In it, the giant, state-controlled Russian energy giant Gazprom will agree to supply the giant state-controlled China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) with 3.75 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas a day for no less than 30 years, starting in 2018. That’s the equivalent of a quarter of Russia’s massive gas exports to all of Europe. China’s current daily gas demand is around 16 billion cubic feet a day, and imports account for 31.6% of total consumption.

Gazprom may still collect the bulk of its profits from Europe, but Asia could turn out to be its Everest. The company will use this mega-deal to boost investment in Eastern Siberia and the whole region will be reconfigured as a privileged gas hub for Japan and South Korea as well. If you want to know why no key country in Asia has been willing to isolate Russia in the midst of the Ukrainian crisis – and in defiance of the Obama administration – look no further than Pipelineistan.

Exit the Petrodollar, Enter the Gas-o-Yuan

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