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Germany’s Angela Merkel seems to be a barometer of the great shaking that is taking place these days. She has now been seen shaking a third time today while standing with the Prime Minister of Finland.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about.
Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national anthems.
It followed similar episodes on June 18 and June 27. As in both those cases, the incident started as she stood still without talking, and the 64-year-old recovered quickly as she started walking.
Nothing to worry about? Well, I’m not so interested in her state of health. I am more interested in the possible earthquakes that this may signal. Be watchful.
JP Morgan ship seized with $1 billion worth of Cocaine (20 tons)
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have seized a container ship operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Co., weeks after authorities found more than $1 billion worth of cocaine on the vessel in what was one of the largest drug busts in American history.
US Customs and Border Protection seized the ship on July 4, a statement out Monday said. The ship is owned by client assets in a maritime strategy offered by JPMorgan Asset Management, according to a person familiar with the matter. It is operated by the Switzerland-based MSC.
On June 17, border agents found 39,525 pounds of cocaine stashed in several containers on the MSC Gayane at the Philadelphia seaport. The street value of the drugs was estimated at about $1.3 billion, making it the largest cocaine seizure by the agency.
JPMorgan declined to comment. Mediterranean Shipping Co. did not immediately respond to an email inquiry.
According to the Executive Order that was signed by President Trump more than a year ago, authorities may seize the assets of those who are involved in such drug shipments.
Would it be appropriate to nationalize JP Morgan? Surely this was not the first such shipment of drugs. It surely was part of JP Morgan’s own financial enhancement program, and CEO Jaimie Dimon must have known about this.
Anyway, this drug bust ought to put a dent in their income.