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    Merkel Hit With 3rd Bout Of Bizarre Public-Shaking, Says She Is "Feeling Very Good"

    Frau Merkel is now officially the "This is Fine" dog.



    Fair use cited so on and so forth.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...public-shaking

    Merkel Hit With 3rd Bout Of Bizarre Public-Shaking, Says She Is "Feeling Very Good"

    For the third time in mere weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen visibly shaking during another high-profile diplomatic meeting, this time as she welcomed Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne as the countries’ anthems played.



    The German Chancellor was seen shaking beside German President Frank-Walter Steinmeieras she swore in the new justice minister at Berlin's Bellevue Palace in late June.

    Prior to this instance, she appeared unsteady and in distress when meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in mid-June as the national anthems of the two countries blared at an event in Berlin.


    Merkel, Macron, Tusk, Varadkar on Lagarde
    And now for a third time...



    Merkel shrugged it off when asked:

    “I am feeling good,” she told reporters, adding the issue wasn’t anything affecting her leadership abilities.

    “I said recently that I am in a phase of working through what happened at the military honors ceremony with President Zelenskiy. It’s obviously not fully completed, but there has been progress and I will have to live with it for a while,” she said referring to the first trembling incident that occurred last month during a ceremony on a hot afternoon alongside the Ukrainian leader.

    “I am feeling very good, and there is no reason for concern,” she added.

    As Bloomberg notes, the latest scare puts pressure on Merkel’s office to provide fuller transparency about her health. Until now, the shaking episodes were attributed to dehydration and the subsequent psychological effects.

    But, perhaps, as Tom Luongo details below, Merkel has good reason to shake...

    German Economic Heart Troubles
    Yesterday's note about German chemical giant BASF at Zerohedge urges me to remind you that I warned Germany’s economy was falling off a cliff back in April.

    I took a little flak for it then. But it should be clear now that the heart of the European Union has arrhythmia. And no amount of Mario Draghi stimulus will shock it back into beating normally.

    BASF now expects Q2 EBIT of just €500 million, a whopping 60% below consensus expectations. For the full year, BASF expects EBIT before special items to decline by 30%, compared with a previous estimate for growth of between 1% and 10%. The top line gets whacked too as BASF now expects a slight decline in 2019 sales compared with the full year 2018 vs previous forecast of slight sales growth of 1-5%.

    60% drop in profit. Top line revenues in decline.

    BASF, like its auto industry, are the symbols of Germany as export powerhouse. But who do they sell these things to if everyone’s credit card in Europe is maxed?

    China is engaged in a major struggle with the U.S. over trade and its own internal banking issues.

    The U.S. economy is approaching the end of its run as safe-haven flows out of Europe keep our asset prices at unearned/lofty levels.

    Mike Shedlock went over the situation with manufacturing and inventories recently. And the picture is not good at all.

    1. Inventories are up 10 of the last 11 months to new record highs.

    2. Even non-transportation inventories are near the all-time high.

    3. Boeing may very well have skewed transportation numbers.

    4. But excluding transportation, new orders year-over-year are barely in positive territory at +0.28% growth.

    5. Overall, new orders are down 1.16% and durable goods new orders are down 2.75%.

    As I mention in my latest for Money and Markets, this gives a picture, “of a domestic economy that is only showing strength because of nominal government spending while the actual economy continues to deteriorate. When you run the biggest budget deficit in history by a wide margin it’s going to produce some jobs. But it just won’t produce any productive jobs.”

    It’s a classic Austrian critique of low-interest rates causing a mismatch in pricing signals for capital. Consumption is still stimulated because asset prices are high and people ‘feel rich’ to buy a new mortgage or even refinance at these insanely low rates, but there isn’t any real demand for expanding consumption.

    This is why inflation stays low while consumer confidence remains high.

    Meanwhile, as ZH points out, companies issuing negative guidance is close to an all-time high and both the Fed and the ECB are looking at more accommodation because despite the money printing, it’s a deflationary environment.



    This German slowdown is having profound effects on their political system as Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition is faltering by the day. The polls keep turning farther against her and something will give in the coming months.



    Latest INSA Polling Data.

    The SPD/CDU/CSU coalition is barely holding 40% of the electorate. And there is no possibility of the a coalition with the surging Greens. The Social Democrats are in a death spiral they cannot get out of without dissolving their relationship with Merkel.



    The German political center simply can’t hold the country together with a faltering economy, Deutsche Bank cutting itself out of the global banking market and major German industries suffering as the world slows down, we’ll see more people gravitate to harder positions.

    This fall’s elections in AfD strongholds Brandenburg, Thuringia and Saxony will be very telling. Polling there is spotty and all we have to go on is the EU election results which no one in Brussels or Berlin were happy about.

    And there AfD shocked everyone winning those three states. AfD still needs a strategic re-think to break through the fog of German virtue signaling about their World War II guilt. But if the economy continues to falter and, potentially implode, as European debt detonates, then expect Merkel’s CDU to take the brunt of the damage.

    It’s all lining up for an October to remember. Brandenburg and Saxony go to the polls on September 1st.

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    Until now, the shaking episodes were attributed to dehydration and the subsequent psychological effects.
    Simple answer, drink more, unless there's some underlying illness.

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    “I’m really feeling much better.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    “I’m really feeling much better.”

    - Monty Python
    No you're not; you'll be stone dead in a moment.

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    I think I’ll go for a walk...

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    Maybe Hitlery is contagious.

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    Edited/deleted.
    Last edited by echo19; 07-10-2019 at 01:29 PM. Reason: Thought better of posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echo19 View Post

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    IT is interesting that she and hillary have such noticeable ailments............ others in power might consider such things in their actions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardou View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by echo19 View Post
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    Last edited by echo19; Today at 01:29 PM. Reason: Thought better of posting.
    E,

    Join the crowd and post your post for the PTB already had your post....

    Texican....

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    Germany is going down the unless Merkel is removed....

    Texican....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    I think I’ll go for a walk...
    Thud!
    Strange times are causing stranger measures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ractivist View Post
    IT is interesting that she and hillary have such noticeable ailments............ others in power might consider such things in their actions...
    Too much adrenaline in the babies' blood? Maybe they should ratchet down the level of torture before sacrifice.

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    Time to call it a day, she has done such immense damage already for an elected politician.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Time to call it a day, she has done such immense damage already for an elected politician.........
    She out-did Hitler.

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    The demon who possesses her must have gotten a chill.

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    Remind's me of Hilary's 'episodes'.
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    Video is 2:45 long...

    Angela Merkel shaking for third time in as many weeks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilEolWazM6o
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    Deo adjuvante non timendum - With God Helping, Nothing is to be Feared
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    The arm holding is a classic sign of a "Parkinson's like" disease, I am not a doctor and I am not saying that IS what is wrong but it sure looks like it is and sadly she is the right age for it.

    She needs to be honest with herself, sees her doctor (if she hasn't already) and with the public; there are drugs that can control some of this but I think her "intentions" of trying to stay Chancellor for the next couple of years are iffy at best.

    The more so if she keeps trying to ignore the situation rather than being honest about it, something like "I am undergoing treatment and have consulted with my doctors and my ministers and feel I can continue to do my job at this time," or some such.

    But that would mean being honest...
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    It's not Parkinson's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardou View Post
    hey here did you find ol Baghdad bob ??
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    I'm going with side effects from cannibalism or she has Lyme disease.

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    That is definitively not Parkinsons tremors 's nor the results of dehydration. It is also not a seizure. She is conscious, alert, and aware of what is happening and trying to control what is occurring. Best guess is it is some manner of significant anxiety reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasonable Rascal View Post
    That is definitively not Parkinsons tremors 's nor the results of dehydration. It is also not a seizure. She is conscious, alert, and aware of what is happening and trying to control what is occurring. Best guess is it is some manner of significant anxiety reaction.

    RR
    It's almost like she made a deal with someone and he is coming to collect...

    I know what she has done and I know she has quite a bit of blood on her hands but watching those videos I can't help but feel a little sorry for her. Fear is clearly written on her face...
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    Not considering her past political history, I see an old, significantly over weight woman who apparently is so out of shape she has trouble standing for long periods of time. There are probably other unknown health and age related factors also effecting her visible symptoms, stress is probably one of them.
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