Thursday, August 28, 2014

Widespread Slowdown In US Home Prices

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S&P's Case-Shiller home price index has declined for the second straight month.
June prices fell 0.2%, worse than the consensus estimate for no change and the same rate of decline seen in May. Year-over-year, prices climbed 8.1%, about in-line with forecasts but slower than a revised 9.4% gain for May and a 17-month low.
“Home price gains continue to ease as they have since last fall,” David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said in a release. “For the first time since February 2008, all cities showed lower annual rates than the previous month. Other housing indicators — starts, existing home sales, and builders’ sentiment — are positive. Taken together, these point to a more normal housing sector."
Pantheon Macro's Ian Shepherdson is not concerned in the short run but expects things to get worse after autumn:
"The CS measure as published is a three-month moving average, so it tends to lag shifts in the median price numbers published in the existing home sales report. In turn, those numbers lag shifts in home sales volumes, so we are inclined to see this softening in the CS data as a response to the drop in existing home sales during the severe winter. Sales have recovered all that drop and median prices have rebounded too; the CS numbers can be expected to follow in the fall. Thereafter, though, we are struggling to see where sustained momentum in sales and price might come from, given the latest downshift in mortgage applications."
Here's what it's looked like recently:
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Month-over-month, everyone's gains were no better than paltry.
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Year-over-year gains were more robust everywhere except Cleveland, where prices climbed just 0.8%. San Francisco price surged most at 12.9%.
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Whistleblower Reveals Evidence of Criminal Coverup of Autism Links to Vaccines by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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CDC scientists who conspired to commit scientific fraud in order to obscure the link between the MMR vaccine and autism knew that they might have been engaged in criminal acts as far back as 2002, documents now show.
Natural News has acquired an email sent by CDC whistleblower William Thompson to the following recipients: Melinda Wharton, Walt Orenstein, Kim Lane, Kevin M. Malone, Beverly Dozier, Robert Chen, David Shay, Coleen Boyle and Roger Bernier. The email focused on a Department of Justice investigation of the CDC, where the DoJ had requested “a broad range of documents associated with MMR, Thimerosal and Autism.”
Back in 2002, William Thompson was already aware of study results linking the MMR vaccine to a very large increase in autism risk among African-American children. See Brian Hooker’s published paper here, with a full analysis of the CDC’s own data revealing a 340% increased risk of autism in African-American children following the MMR vaccine.
The CDC’s Dr. Thompson was fully aware of this increased autism risk from MMR vaccines. He refers to these results as “sensitive results.” The smoking gun in this letter is Dr. Thompson’s admission that CDC scientists and decision makers are trying to decide which documents to turn over to the Dept. of Justice and which documents to suppress.
“I have also tried to bring your attention to some potentially sensitive legal issues surrounding what documents we should provide for this study,” Thompson wrote in an email dated Friday, October 18, 2002 at 4:43 AM. The email was addressed to Melinda Wharton and cc’d to the recipients listed above.
Even to this day, the CDC has deliberately withheld documents sought by members of Congress. Rather than disclosing the so-called “science” used by the CDC to promote mass vaccination programs, the agency buries evidence and lies to both Congress and the American public.
Dr. Thompson hires a personal attorney in 2002
 
“I don’t think anyone has broken the law,” Thompson writes, “but I was extremely uncomfortable when Dr. Coleen Boyle, a coauthor on our paper, was required to testify before Congressman Dan Burton’s Committee in April of 2002 regarding MMR and Autism. I became more concerned regarding legal issues surrounding the MADDSP MMR/Autism Study when individuals from the NCBDDD began to cc Beverly Dozier, an attorney, on e-mails regarding discussions we were having surrounding the provision of appropriate documents to satisfy the DOJ request.”
The letter goes on to say that attorney Beverly Dozier was consulting Dr. Coleen Boyle on what documents to provide (and therefore also what documents to withhold).
Dr. Thompson then concludes by saying “I will be hiring my own personal attorney…” and even adds, “[I will] seriously consider removing myself as an author on the draft manuscript.”
Twelve years later, Dr. William Thompson admits to scientific fraud at the CDC
The MMR vaccines / autism cover-up continued for twelve more years. The DoJ investigation petered out, and the scientists who participated in the cover-up were granted prestigious awards by Health and Human Services.
For twelve years, this cover-up haunted Dr. Thompson, who has now decided to clear his conscience and admit to the fraud. He now says:
Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It's all there. This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem. - Dr. William Thompson
Now, this MMR vaccine-autism cover-up continues to be perpetrated by the mainstream media which has so far run a total media blackout on the story, hoping to suppress the truth about MMR vaccines and autism for as long as possible.
Consider how extraordinary it is today that Natural News, a small independent media organization, would now be out-reporting the New York Times on one of the most explosive medical fraud stories in U.S. history. There is not a single mainstream media source in America today which has published a single article on this extraordinary turning point in the history of the CDC and its scientific fraud. What you are witnessing today is the total collapse of the illusion of credibility across the mainstream media and the rise of the only free press remaining in America: the independent media.
This is obvious in the fact that this story has widespread implications for public health and yet no one from the mainstream media is asking any questions at all. If the press won’t ask questions, then it’s not the press at all. It’s just a propaganda outlet for corporate and government disinfo.
This CDC whistleblower admitting to scientific fraud regarding MMR vaccines is one of the biggest stories in medical history. I feel honored to be one of only a handful of truth-telling independent journalists in America who has the credibility and courage to bring it to you. Spread the truth. Share this story.