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Resources Available to Child Sex Abuse Survivors

Hey all, I contacted mod u/jeffers0n so we can have this stickied, but I am trying to compile a thorough list of resources that can help as many CSA survivors as possible in this sub. While these resources are mostly for US based survivors, I will try to add some global resources. Almost every one of these resources has local affiliates around the country that you can search for on their respective websites.
First and foremost, if you are thinking about hurting yourself or anyone else, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. They have trained professionals for almost every walk of life and can help to find you local resources for suicide/self-harm prevention. Please talk to someone if you are experiencing intrusive thoughts that could lead to harm.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network or RAINN can help with over-the-phone counseling for free or can help direct you towards local resources in your area. There have been mixed experiences stemming from this agency, but they are one of the largest free resources available to survivors. This option is native Spanish speaker friendly.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMSHA. This is a government run organization under the Department of Health and Human Services that provides a very large list of resources that can be filtered by type, location, expense, and insurance. It can help you find specialists to help with the specific emotional hardships that being a survivor can cause. Also great for anyone who turned to substance abuse to help cope with their traumas.
Male Survivor is a resource dedicated specifically towards male survivors. It has resources for finding support groups or individual counselling that cater towards the male sex abuse experience. There are also informational sections for partners and family members of male survivors. They offer specialized help for LGBT+ and ethnic minorities, because their communities have different ways of dealing with these types of traumas.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous is a spiritual self-help program that is designed for adult survivors who experience CSA perpetrated by a family member. This organization can help you find a support group to help guide you through emotional recovery. I do not have personal experience with this organization, but I have had victims find their resources helpful. They do say that they have NO PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS within the organization and is solely a support group based resource.
Partners of Adults Sexually Abused as Children or PASAC is exactly what it sounds like. It is a site dedicated to helping partners understand what their significant other is going through. They have a recommended reading section that has articles, written by medical professionals and reporters, where most are specific to certain types of survivors. It also has a resource section that can help find resources for your partner when they are ready.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse or ASCA is an organization 501(c)3 non-profit whose sole mission is helping survivors of all child abuse. If you are someone who experience sexual abuse on top of physical and mental abuse, this resource may help you find a support group. They also have information on how to start your own support group and gives you the option to help other survivors. It also has some great readings available for sale that can help you delve a little further into the abuse you experienced.
isurvive is an international organization with teams from the United States, Australia, Europe and the UK. This group is solely an online support group that gives survivors the chance to express themselves through artwork featured on their site and hosts seven forum types for specific types of conversations.
International Child Sexual Exploitation Database is Interpol’s database for all child pornography around the globe. They are dedicated to identifying CP victims worldwide and have various resources to help identify suspected CP and child abuse victims. There is also information on what you can do to help and what to do if you suspect that you may be a victim of CP. This is an international resource.
FBI’s Crimes Against Children/Online Predators is a resource for Child abductions—the mysterious disappearance of a minor, especially a minor of tender years (12 or younger). Visit this page if you suspect any of the following things: sexual exploitation of children, online networks and enterprises manufacturing, trading, distributing of child pornography, child sex trafficking, international parental kidnapping.
Cornell's Law School has a extensive and continuously updated database for criminal codes in the United States. This tool can help you determine the proper crimes and statutes to better understand the legal process in these types of cases.
Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests or SNAP this contains information on what to do if you or someone you know has been abused by a religious official. They also advocate against any Diocese who does attempts to cover up abuse. This resource also provides information on survivors who were abused by a medical professional and details the options available when reporting incidents.
Survivorship is a not for profit organization that helps survivors of ritualistic abuse and mind control. This resource provides a good for anyone who experienced psychological and sexual abuse for an extended period of time.
If you have any resources specific to your country, please comment or PM with the resource(s) and I will add it to this list. My intention is to have this be the most comprehensive list available so we can help as many people globally as possible.
If you need someone to talk to, I am on reddit a lot between classes, so feel free to talk to me. I will always be here for anyone who needs it.
Edit: Had to fix the links.
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What A Day: It's A Small World After All by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (03/12/20)

"Obviously, there's been some irresponsible rhetoric." - Mike Pence on downplaying the virus, moments before doing the same

Any Porter In A Storm

The Trump administration, having realized that downplaying a global pandemic is no longer viable, has shifted its focus to deflecting blame for the worsening U.S. outbreak. Meanwhile, administration officials have no ready answers to the most critical questions: Where are the tests? And what’s being done to make them available to all?
Trump, a rare American for whom a coronavirus test is easily accessible, has refused to get tested after multiple possible exposures.
Closures and cancellations are sweeping the country as state and local officials try to do the right thing, and slow the virus’s spread with a period of social distancing. It’s a crucial measure, but it may not be enough: To flatten the curve of the caseload, Americans need immediate, easy access to coronavirus tests, and neither travel bans nor payroll tax cuts bring us closer to that reality.

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Under The Radar

Northern Italy’s healthcare system has been overwhelmed to the brink of collapse, and the U.S. needs to take a hard look as a cautionary tale. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Italy jumped from a handful to over 12,000 in a matter of weeks, and intensive care units are facing shortages of beds, staff, and ventilators. Patients have overflowed from specialized isolation rooms into operating rooms and hallways. Doctors have been forced to make wartime triage decisions about which patients will receive respirators—decisions about who will live and die. The unsustainable pressure on hospitals is what led Italian authorities to tighten the country’s quarantine on Wednesday, closing all business but grocery stores and pharmacies. This is all happening in Italy’s wealthiest region, and in a country with universal healthcare. We have a very limited window to take steps to avoid the same fate.

What Else?

The Senate canceled next week’s recess as Congress tries to pass a coronavirus response package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has one ready to go, but Senate Republicans have decided to hold up the deal, despite having no plan of their own.
Sunday’s debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been moved from Phoenix, AZ, to Washington, DC, to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.
The Federal Reserve will inject $1.5 trillion into the banking system, as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on financial markets.
Joe Biden has appointed a new campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon. O’Malley Dillon managed Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign, and was deputy campaign manager for Obama’s 2012 reelection bid.
Two Americans and a British national were killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi base, and the U.S. has launched retaliatory airstrikes on the Iranian-backed militia believed to be responsible. Sure, nothing else goin’ on, seems like a chill time for war with Iran.
A federal judge ordered Chelsea Manning’s release from jail, a day after she attempted suicide and was hospitalized. Manning has been in jail since last May for refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.
The ACLU has sued for information about the Trump administration’s use of facial recognition programs. The suit demands more details about how border control agents are using the technology, and about nebulous plans to expand face-recognition capabilities.
Sarah Palin was revealed from under a large pink bear head on The Masked Singer and rapped Baby Got Back moments before Trump addressed the nation about a pandemic, which itself was moments before we learned Tom Hanks had coronavirus. Historians will one day refer to this as The Devil’s Hour.

Be Smarter

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders each delivered remarks on the administration’s coronavirus response. Both candidates called for guaranteed sick leave for workers and various measures to blunt the economic impact, including expanded unemployment benefits. Speaking from Delaware, Biden blasted the administration’s failure to make testing ubiquitous, and called out the dangerous consequences of Trump’s efforts to downplay the virus, hide its true extent, and cut funding to pandemic response programs: “Our government's ability to respond effectively has been undermined by hollowing out our agencies and disparagement of science.” Speaking from Vermont, Sanders called on the White House to declare a national emergency, and laid out the situation plainly for what it is: “We have an administration that is largely incompetent, and whose incompetence and recklessness have threatened the lives of many, many people in our country.”

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A U.S. district court judge in South Carolina overturned a law that prohibited discussion of LGBTQ issues in public-school sex-ed classes. The 1988 law made it illegal for public-school teachers to talk about “alternate sexual lifestyles from heterosexual relationships,” unless it was in the context of sexually transmitted diseases. Teachers who disobeyed the law, even by answering a student’s question, could be fired. Yesterday’s ruling found it in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, a decision that will hopefully soon be echoed in the handful of states that still have similar laws on the books.


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The World on its Axis : My Take on the Axis Win Timeline because of US Neutrality

The World on its Axis : My Take on the Axis Win Timeline because of US Neutrality
It tried to be original and entertaining while keeping the story likely. I always thought versions that involved America occupied of somehow D-Day failing weren't very organic. Its a tried trope, but let me know what you think.

February 15, 1933 - President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt is shot and mortally wounded by Giuseppe Zangara at Bayfront Park in Miami, FL. Mayor of Chicago, Anton Cermak, and two others are also wounded. The assassin is later sentenced to death by electric chair for his crime.
February 28, 1933 – The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in response to the Reichstag fire, nullifying many German civil liberties.
March 4, 1933 - VP-Elect John Nance Garner of Texas is inaugurated as President of the United States. His speech with its hallmark phrase, "We shall wright the ship of state and our economy, not by running from our values, but embracing them", begins to rally the public and Congress to deal with the Great Depression. His subsequent addresses, that began eight days later, would lay out a plan for relief for both the poor and business.
March 5, 1933 - The Great Depression: President Garner declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions (the 'holiday' ends on March 13).
March 9 - June 16, 1933 - The New Deal social and economic programs are passed by the United States Congress in a special one hundred day session to address depression era economics. The gold standard was dropped on April 19 and ratified during the time of this session on June 5. Canada also drops using the gold standard.
March 31, 1933 - The Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the Glass-Steagall Act is passed by Congress to bail out failing banks while ensuring that depositor money cannot be leveraged for speculation by banks. It is seen a crucial lynchpin for stemming the tide of bank closures.
April 1, 1933 –Nazi SA agitators, led by Julius Streicher, organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany.
May 27, 1933 - The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois. Held along the banks of Lake Michigan on 427 acres, this depression era fair was a successful event, both in financial and attendance terms, taking advantage of cheap labor to keep costs low. It lasted for two seasons, drawing over 39 million visitors over its 1933 and 1934 years.
June 21, 1933 – All non-Nazi parties are forbidden in Germany.
August 1, 1933 - The National Development Act restricts enforcement of Anti-Trust on companies doing business with the federal government.
August 12, 1933 – MP Winston Churchill makes his first public speech warning of the dangers of German rearmament.
November 8, 1933 - U.S. President Garner unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.
November 11, 1933 - In South Dakota, a strong dust storm strips topsoil from depression era farms. It was one in a series of such storms to plague the Midwest during 1933 and again in 1934.
November 16, 1933 – The United States declines to establish formal diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union after an invite from Premier Josef Stalin is rebuffed. President Garner is in agreement with the British PM, Ramsay MacDonald, that Communism is the greatest threat to the liberal democratic order in the West.
November 18, 1933 - The US Congress passes the National Sales Tax Act to begin generating more revenue for the government, this is met with some rancor from the more progressive left while being hailed as a sound fiscal decision by those in the business community.
December 5, 1933 - The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed, ending prohibition.
March 1, 1934 – Manchuria becomes Manchukuo, following an invasion by the Japanese. Former Qing Dynasty emperor, Puyi, is installed as regent for the new Japanese crown colony.
June 6, 1934 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is established with the signing of the Securities Exchange Act into law by President John Nance Garner.
June 30 – July 2, 1934 – Night of the Long Knives in Germany: Nazis purge the Sturmabteilung (SA), the left-wing Strasserite faction of the Nazi Party, and prominent anti-Nazi liberals in a series of political murders.
August 2, 1934 – Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany, or head of state combined with that of Chancellor, following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.
August 15, 1934 - The United States pulls its troops from Haiti after installment of a US friendly government.
December 29, 1934 - Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
March 16, 1935 – Adolf Hitler announces German re-armament in violation of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. US investment and suppliers contribute to the resurgent German industrial economy.
June 2, 1935 - The greatest hitter in the history of baseball, Babe Ruth, retires from Major League Baseball. He is among the charter class of players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, New York, in 1939.
June 9, 1935 – He–Umezu Agreement: China's Kuomintang government concedes Japanese military control of north-eastern China.
July 2, 1935 - The National Labor Relations Act is defeated in the Senate splitting Democratic factions.
August 14, 1935 - The Social Security Act, proposed by the progressive Democrats of Congress as part of the New Deal legislation effort, is defeated after bi-partisan lobbying against it led by President Nance Garner. He is remembered as saying that, "While many reforms are needed to ensure the stability of our economic health; Socialism will not be the order of business in America, not today, not tomorrow." This is lauded by the conservative elements in both parties as a middle-of-the-road policy of "rational reform". More critical members of the Democratic Party call it fence-sitting that ignores the plight of those hit the hardest by the Depression.
October 2 – October 3, 1935 – The Second Italo-Ethiopian War begins as General Emilio De Bono of Italy invades Ethiopia.
September 15, 1935 – The Nuremberg Laws go into effect in Germany, removing citizenship from Jews.
September 30, 1935 - Hoover Dam is dedicated by President Garner and becomes a public works centerpiece of the "New Deal".
January 20, 1936 – King George V of the United Kingdom dies. His eldest son succeeds to the throne, becoming Edward VIII. He is the last Prince of Wales.
March 7, 1936 – In violation of the Treaty of Versailles and Locarno Treaties, Nazi Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
May 7, 1936 – Italy annexes Ethiopia.
May 12, 1936 - The Santa Fe Railroad inaugurates the all-Pullman Super Chief passenger train service between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California.
May 30, 1936 - Gone with the Wind is published by Margaret Mitchell.
July 17, 1936 – The Spanish Army of Africa launches a coup d'état against the Second Spanish Republic, beginning the Spanish Civil War.
August 1, 1936 - The Summer Olympics Games open in Berlin, Germany under the watchful eye of German leader Adolf Hitler, whose policies of Aryan supremacy had already begun to take shape. The star of the games was Jesse Owens, a black American, who won four gold medals at the Berlin Games.
August 19, 1936 – The first of the Moscow Trials in the Soviet Union begins the great purge of Soviet officials considered disloyal by Stalin.
November 3, 1936 - John Nance Garner overwhelms his Republican challenger, Alfred Landon, for a second presidential term. His Electoral College margin, 403 to 128, and 57% of the popular vote was a landslide and insured Garner a mandate for his strategy of moderate and balanced stewardship.
December 10, 1936 – Edward VIII abdication crisis: King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom signs an instrument of abdication at Fort Belvedere, Surrey in the presence of his three brothers, The Duke of York, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent.
December 31, 1936 – The United Auto Workers begins the Flint Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan. President Garner ordered federal intervention using Michigan National Guard to break the strike. 3 workers were killed and 23 injured in the ensuing melee. After GM refuses to recognize the UAW, union leaders later decide to ally with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), increasing their membership for the first time since 1924.
February 16, 1937 - Wallace H. Carothers patents the polymer, invented in the Dupont labs.
May 6, 1937 - At Lakehurst, New Jersey, the German airship Hindenburg makes the news when an electrical failure causes an emergency landing, thankfully the use of helium prevented a fire from occurring onboard. All passengers landed safely.
May 12, 1937 – The coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II takes place at Westminster Abbey, London.
May 27, 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic and one day later, after a ceremonial press of a button from Washington, D.C. by President Garner, receives its first vehicles. It created a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County.
July 2, 1937 - The Second Sino-Japanese War begins after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. Pres. John Nance Garner reaffirms America's commitment to neutrality. Despite some pressure from the Left, President Garner declines any proposal that may change the Neutrality Acts or place any economic sanctions against Japan.
August 14, 1937 - The Appalachian Trail, extending two thousand miles from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia is completed.
November 12, 1937 - Amelia Earhart returns to Lockheed Airfield in Burbank, CA, to complete the first round the world flight by a woman to much public fanfare.
December 13, 1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Nanking ends with the Japanese occupying the city. In the Nankin Massacre which follows, Japanese soldiers kill over 300,000 Chinese in 3 months. A few days previously, the Nationalist government of China has moved its capital to the southwestern city of Chungking.
March 13, 1938 – Anschluss: Germany annexes Austria after a popular referendum for unification.
June 25, 1938 - Federal legislation known as the Fair Labor Standards Act is defeated in Congress. It would have established a minimum wage of $0.25 at the time, as well as time and one half for overtime.
Instead a separate bill prohibiting most child labor was passed by a narrow margin creating some amity between the diverging conservative and progressive wings of the Democrat party.
October 31, 1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a 15-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public. The proposal is endorsed by President Garner and passes Congress as part of a budget bill.
September 29, 1938 - Munich Agreement: German, Italian, British and French leaders agree to German demands regarding annexation of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. The Czechoslovak government is largely excluded from the negotiations and is not a signatory to the agreement. Neville Chamberlain returns to Britain from meeting with Adolf Hitler and declares "Peace for our time".
November 9, 1938 - Kristallnacht: In Germany, the "night of broken glass" begins as Nazi Brownshirts and sympathizers loot and burn Jewish businesses (the all night affair sees 7,500 Jewish businesses destroyed, 267 synagogues burned, 91 Jews killed and at least 25,000 Jewish men arrested)
January 5, 1939 - President Garner asks the U.S. Congress for a modest defense budget increase to modernize US military equipment.
January 27, 1939 – Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion program intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of matching the Royal Navy on its own by 1944. The Kriegsmarine is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources.
March 28, 1939 - Dictator Francisco Franco assumes power in Madrid, remaining in power until 1975, after his army successfully routes the Republican forces.
April 12, 1939 – Italy captures and annexes the Kingdom of Albania forcing King Zog into exile.
April 30, 1939 - The New York World's Fair opens for its two year run. This world's fair, spectacularly conceived for the Flushing Meadows trash dump made famous by F. Scott Fitzgerald in Queen's, New York, is often credited with proving to the American public that prosperity and good times could lay ahead after the decade of depression. The fair was centered by the Trylon and Perisphere theme structures and included the participation of 52 nations and 11 colonies, despite the growing presence of a looming World War. The New York fair closed on October 21, 1940 and drew 45 million paid visitors. During the same year, a competing fair in San Francisco, known as the Golden Gate International Exposition, became a second example of a spectacular world's fair signaling the end of the depression era. Held in the middle of San Francisco Bay, it opened February 18, 1939 and would close on September 29, 1940 with an attendance of over 15 million.
June 12, 1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York, home of one of baseball's founders, Abner Doubleday. The first class of inductees included Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson.
August 2, 1939 - Albert Einstein alerts President John Nance Garner to an A-bomb opportunity, the proposal is considered far-fetched and outside of US priorities for the time being. The idea gains some theoretical traction among scientists despite lack of official resources for development. Einstein had arrived as a fugitive from Nazi Germany six years earlier on October 17, 1933.
August 23, 1939 – Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact signed between Germany and the Soviet Union, a neutrality treaty that also agreed to the division of spheres of influence in Eastern Europe.
September 5, 1939 - The United States declares its neutrality in the European war after Germany invaded Poland and annexed Danzig, effectively beginning World War II after a year of European attempts to appease Hitler and the aims of expansionist Nazi Germany. Despite this, the US Congress creates a "Cash and Carry" amendment to the Neutrality Act, motivated by manufacturing interests in both parties, which will begin arms trades with any nation willing to pick them up from US ports. This becomes lucrative for the US, creating jobs and much needed revenue.
September 10, 1939 - Nazi Germany begins its euthanasia program for the handicapped, mentally ill, addicted and other "social undesirables". The Catholic Church protests this vigorously.
April 9, 1940 – WWII: Germany invades the neutral countries of Denmark and Norway in Operation Weserübung, opening the Norwegian Campaign. The British Royal Navy attack elements of the German fleet off Norway. Vidkun Quisling proclaims a new collaborationist regime in Norway. The German invasion of Denmark lasts for about six hours before that country capitulates.
May 10, 1940 - Germany begins the invasion of France and the Low Countries.
May 20, 1940 - The Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the German concentration camps, opens in occupied Poland near the town of Oświęcim. From now until January 1950, around 3.6 million people will be killed there.
May 26- June 4, 1940 - The Dunkirk evacuation: The British and French navies together with large numbers of civilian vessels from various nations complete evacuating 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France to England.
June 3, 1940 - The United States government approves a sale of surplus war material to Great Britain.
June 14, 1940 - On the same day Paris fell to the German army, the Naval Expansion Act is signed into law by President John Nance Garner, increasing the capacity of the U.S. Navy by 9%. Four days earlier, John Nance Garner had hosted a trade conference with representatives from Japan securing an increase in oil exports to Japan, greatly benefiting the US oil industry.
June 17, 1940 - France surrenders to Germany. Marshal Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France and immediately asks Germany for peace terms.
September 7, 1940- The Blitz: Nazi Germany begins bomb raids on London (the first of 76 consecutive nights of strategic bombing).
September 16, 1940 - The U.S. Congress approves and enacts the first expansion of the US volunteer military; increasing US active duty forces to 320,000 personnel. The US will retain these troop limits until 1956.
September 26, 1940 – A group of Japanese officers in violation of an agreement signed four days earlier with French Indochina, take Đồng Đăng and Lam Sơn with 40 Franco-Vietnamese troops killed and around 1,000 deserting. As Japan consolidates control over Indochina, President Garner quells demands from some in his party to impose a total embargo on all scrap metal shipments to Japan. He is determined to not take sides in the growing war in the Pacific.
November 5, 1940 - President Garner decides to make way for a new candidate for President and endorses the bid of his VP, Democrat Millard Tydings, over firebrand progressive Henry Wallace after a heated convention battle. In a stunning upset of 282 to 249 in the Electoral College, victory is secured by Republican candidate Arthur Vandenberg, winning his first presidential election. A major factor in Vandenberg's success was ensuring the US will never enter war in Europe or Asia under his watch and was committed to rolling back some New Deal tax hikes signed by President Garner.
At the GOP Convention, Gerhard Kunze, of the German American Bund, and Charles Lindbergh, of the America First Committee, both deliver keynote speeches endorsing Arthur Vandenberg for his support of strict neutrality and anti-communism. Also, speaking at the convention was Father Charles Coughlin, a priest whose weekly radio show was instrumental in getting Catholics to turn out to the polls for the Republican candidate.
January 26, 1941 – After aviator Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a non-aggression pact with Adolf Hitler; President Arthur Vandenberg extends an invitation to Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop to open negotiations with Germany.
March 11, 1941 - The Charles Lindbergh Museum of Aviation is dedicated at US Army Air Corps School at Patterson Field with the participation of such luminaries as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh himself.
March 16, 1941 - The Lend-Lease Act is passed by the Democrat majority in the House, which would have provided $7 billion in military credits for American manufactured war supplies to Great Britain and other nations. The bill is later is defeated in the now Republican Senate. Vandenberg announces that "Cash and Carry" will continue due to lobbying efforts by manufacturers earning incredible gains by selling to both sides, but the US will not extend credit to any particular side.
March 24, 1941 – WWII: Rommel launches his offensive in Cyrenaica.
June 22, 1941 –Operation Barbarossa: Germany invades the Soviet Union. Winston Churchill promises all possible British assistance to the Soviet Union in a worldwide broadcast: "Any man or state who fights against Nazidom will have our aid. Any man or state who marches with Hitler is our foe." Italy and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union. The June Uprising also begins in Lithuania and establishes a Provisional Government of Lithuania begun by the Lithuanian Activist Front in an attempt to liberate Lithuania from Soviet occupation.
June 26, 1941 – Hungary, Bulgaria and Finland officially join the Axis in their fight with the Soviet Union. Greece is occupied by Italy with the aid of German forces.
July 3, 1941 –Joseph Stalin, in his first address since the German invasion, calls upon the Soviet people to carry out a "scorched earth" policy of resistance to the bitter end. Meanwhile the German Army has captured the Baltic States with local Anti-Communist support.
August 14, 1941 - Negotiations for assistance are held between President Vandenberg and Great Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, without any significant agreement to change America's neutrality policy. The US, however, does agree to significant intelligence sharing with the UK.
August 25, 1941 – The Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran begins.
November 5, 1941 – US concludes a non-aggression pact with Japan and agrees to future talks to expand trade between the two nations. Oil sales to Japan continue to be profitable to US business interests.
November 10, 1941 - Germany invades and occupies Iceland after defeating British defenders on the island. This amphibious force helps develop German invasion capabilities by sea and foreshadows Operation Sea Lion. The Atlantic shipping lanes are now dominated by the German navy allowing the U-Boats to create havoc for British supply.
December 29, 1941 - "Second Great Fire of London" – Luftwaffe carries out a massive incendiary bombing raid on London, starting 1,500 fires. Many famous buildings, including the Guildhall and Trinity House, are destroyed. The raids continue for 71 days.
January 8, 1942 - North Africa is abandoned by Great Britain to concentrate resources at home for defense of a possible German invasion.
January 20, 1942 – The Holocaust: Nazis at the Wannsee Conference in Berlin decide that the "Final Solution" (Endlösung) to the Jewish problem" is deportation east, and later extermination.
February 6, 1942 - President Arthur Vandenberg rebuffs desperate requests from the Soviet Union to aid them in their defense from German invasion and instead decides to conclude an agreement with Germany for a non-aggression pact between the Reich and the US.
February 7, 1942 – United States Maritime Commission issues a warning for fleet operators to avoid passage in the North Sea and English Channel due to the deteriorated security situation from the Battle of Britain.
March 10, 1942 - Operation Typhoon succeeds as Moscow falls to German forces. Stalin's government is evacuated eastward to Omsk, taking with it the body of V.I. Lenin and many works of Russian art.
April-July 1942 - The Japanese Pacific campaign expands to the capture of New Guinea and the Solomon Islands resulting in the capitulation of most British forces in the region. Australia remains the last bulwark against Japanese domination of the Pacific and now faces the threat of Japanese long-range bombers.
May 12, 1942 – Second Battle of Kharkov: In the eastern Ukraine, the Soviet Army initiates a major offensive to re-capture the city of Kharkov from the German Army, only to be encircled and destroyed.
May 30, 1942 – Due to an intelligence miscalculation, British RAF Bombers en route to bomb Cologne are off course by 58 miles from their targets and suffer heavy air losses to the Luftwaffe.
June 27, 1942 - Remaining British forces capitulate at El Alamein, losing Egypt to Rommel's forces. The Suez Canal becomes a vital link to Persian Gulf oil for the Axis powers.
July 30, 1942 - After a long sustained air campaign over Great Britain and the steady decline of British Naval forces through attrition by U-Boats and the Luftwaffe, Operation Sea Lion begins with a massive airborne invasion of 15,000 Fallschirmjäger from Dunkirk, Normandy and Pas-de-Calais across the channel, mostly concentrated at Ramsgate and capturing the greater part of Kent.
August 1, 1942 – An amphibious invasion begins with over 80,000 Germans with armored support establishing beachheads along the shores of Kent, Sussex and Hampshire. This begins Britain's final struggle against the Reich. The last, and largest, Blitz on London begins and will kill thousands of civilians and defenders and effectively destroys Central London.
August 6, 1942- the Palace of Westminster was severely damaged from aerial and artillery bombardment and was unable to be saved from the resulting fire. Buckingham Palace also sustained a direct bomb impact and was rendered uninhabitable. Churchill lamented that it was the "saddest day in English history". Most members of Parliament and the Royal Family were safely evacuated to Canada days prior.
August 10, 1942 - Japanese bombers begin raids on Australia concentrating efforts on cities and ports in the North of the country. During the month of August, the Japanese complete several successful invasions of Fiji, Samoa, and New Caledonia. Australian ships are now cut off from supply from America.
August 12-14, 1942 – A British counter-attack fails under withering air power, strained supply chains and civilian evacuation diverting manpower. The British Army makes a full retreat up the Thames to defend what remains of London.
September 20, 1942 - London falls to German occupation and Churchill's home, Chartwell in Westerham, becomes HQ for the German invasion force led by Field Marshall Walther von Brauchitsch. Field Marshall Alan Brooke and General Bernard Montgomery organize the defense strategy against the German invaders from Northampton.
October 21, 1942 –Battle of Stalingrad: The situation for the Russian defenders of Stalingrad turns desperate and starvation forces them to surrender to German forces under General Friedrich Paulus. He later sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German Sixth Army is now unopposed.
November 3, 1942- Battle of Britain: German forces capture Northampton and Oxford after weeks of fierce resistance.
December 13, 1942 – The English winter has halted the German advance for the time being after entrenched British Home Guard hold the lines from Liverpool to Sheffield.
February 14, 1943 - Rommel secures control over both Tunisia and French Algeria. While on the Eastern front, German occupation forces obliterate Rostov-on-Don as a reprisal for a local uprising.
March 14, 1943 - After months of frostbite, malnutrition and illness at the Home Guard line, a renewed push by German forces breaks the front wide open. The British Home Guard makes a hasty retreat northward to Scotland.
March 22, 1943 –Khatyn massacre: The entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by the German occupation forces.
April 7, 1943 - The remaining forces in Britain, under Field Marshal Alan Brooke, surrender to Field Marshall Walther von Brauchitsch at Glasgow.
April 13, 1943 - The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth by President Vandenberg.
May 5, 1943 - The formal instrument of surrender for British Forces in the UK is signed on the deck of the German Battleship Bismarck while docked in the Port of Bristol.
May 14, 1943 - Sir Oswald Mosley is appointed the new Prime Minister, under German direction, after being released from prison earlier in the year.
May 21, 1943 – The German Army begins a major clean-up effort in London using paid British laborers and lending manpower in effort to win hearts and minds. Many British citizens volunteer to help deliver German aid around their neighborhoods and villages, mostly since many British citizens are now unemployed and homeless.
June 8, 1943 – German forces invade into Yugoslavia to put down a Chetnik partisan uprising and bolster their Italian and Croat allies war effort.
June 10, 1943 - BUF militias with Einsatzgruppen support begin a campaign of clandestine arrests and executions against dissidents, Jews, Freemasons, recent emigres and former government officials over the course of the year across the British Isles.
June 21, 1943 - Race riots over civil rights abuses in Detroit and Harlem cause forty deaths and seven hundred injuries.
July 6, 1943 - After months of brutal siege and urban warfare, German forces have seized the city of Kazan on the north Volga River from the Soviets. This causes a catastrophic defeat for the Red Army of the North.
July 28, 1943 - Japanese forces seize the island of Tasmania, after 4 weeks of fighting, and begin preparing it as a launching base for the invasion of mainland Australia.
August 10, 1943 - Japanese bombers raid Australia's southwestern cities and ports in preparation for an invasion of the mainland. Urgent requests for US arms shipments to be sent to Australia are denied by President Vandenberg in an effort to avoid being pulled into war with Japan.
September 16, 1943 - With the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Iran, Shah Reza Pahlavi reforms his government around National Socialist principles and signs a trade agreement with Hitler to supply Germany with oil and other resources.
October 24, 1943 - The Japanese begin Operation Nomikai, a full scale invasion of Australia with a force of over 1 million soldiers by air and sea. Flinders, Torquay, Cape Paterson and Walkerville are the first beachheads to be captured after weeks of heavy bombardment. The Australian forces, out-supplied and outnumbered 7 to 1, struggle to defend territory from the rapid Japanese advance.
November 17, 1943 - The Detroit Conference is held for five days, concluding in an agreement between U.S. President Arthur Vandenberg, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and German Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop about a formal peace treaty between Germany and the Commonwealth ensuring that the remaining members of the British Commonwealth, particularly Canada, will not be attacked by Germany. Arthur Vandenberg makes it clear, alluding to the Monroe Doctrine, that a German offensive into the Americas would mean trade sanctions and probable war. Adolf Hitler finally agrees , in exchange for generous post-war reconstruction aid, and the war between Germany and Britain is over after official recognition of Germany's occupation of the British Isles was guaranteed by the US. Many British citizens saw the abandonment of the British homeland as a disgraceful betrayal, permanently impugning the reputation of Winston Churchill and the Royal family exiled in Canada.
December 12, 1943 – In a major crackdown on English intelligentsia, German and BUF authorities conduct a purge at Oxford University. In a massive display, over 20,000 books are burned outside Bodleian Library and 23 academics are arrested by the SS, including Bertrand Russell who is shot while "trying to escape". Similar smaller purges occur over the next two weeks at Cambridge University, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and the University of St Andrews.
December 17, 1943 - The first nuclear chain reaction is produced at the Auergesellschaft plant at Oranienburg, creating fission of Uranium U-238, under the direction of Wilhelm Ohnesorge and Nikolaus Riehl.
February 5, 1944 - A second Australian front is opened when 200,000 Japanese soldiers land at beachheads in Townsville and Darwin.
March 1, 1944 – Austrian-born economist Friedrich Hayek is arrested and executed in Birmingham, Great Britain, for his manuscript The Road to Serfdom, which was decreed to be a "treasonous assault against Reich economics".
April 10, 1944 - After a coup successfully deposes Stalin, Nikolai Bulganin, and others. New Soviet officials negotiate a ceasefire, ceding most land west of the Urals to the Germans in exchange for a cessation of hostilities. Adolf Hitler, with reservations, agrees to ending the war in the East. The next day Hitler declares Victory over Europe and is hailed as the “Savior of the German People”. A massive victory parade and rally is held in Berlin for the returning Reichswehr. The War in Europe is now over and the Nazi Reich begins consolidating its control over its various puppet regimes and war allies.
June 2, 1944 - Japanese forces advance south from Brisbane and capture Sydney as supplies run dry for the city defenders.
July 16, 1944 - By decision of the Soviet Politburo, Stalin and his close affiliates including Generals Molotov, Bulganin and Khrushchev, are quietly executed by firing squad in a military prison outside of Omsk. Over the next year the Soviet Union is reformed as the Democratic Federation of Soviet Republics (DFSR).
July 26, 1944 –The Messerschmitt Me-262 becomes the first jet fighter aircraft to enter military service.
August 11, 1944 - Australia finally capitulates after the siege of Canberra results in a decisive Japanese victory. Former PM, Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, negotiates the instrument of unconditional surrender and is later rewarded with the post of "Prime Minister and Governor-General" of an Australia that is now a vassal state in the Greater Japanese Empire. The Australian resistance will continue in the North and West for many years. This is seen as the end of the Japanese War in the Pacific. Japan can now focus its attention to consolidating control over its Chinese holdings.
October 1, 1944 - New concentration camp sites are erected in Western Russia to accommodate to newest influx of former Communist Party members, dissidents, “Mongolic” Slavs and Jews netted during the ongoing occupation of western Russia. In many cases, entire villages and towns have been razed by Waffen SS as reprisals for resistance. As part of the Ost Plan, these areas are being ethnically cleansed for the settlement of Germans.
November 6, 1944 - Arthur Vandenberg secures a second term as president, in a 332 to 199 defeat of challenger Henry Wallace, due to his steadfast avoidance of war and resurging economy. Despite neutrality remaining popular among Americans, many Democrats now worry about the advances Germany has made and its newfound position as the dominant power over Europe and Africa.
December 12, 1944 - The United States begins the Philadelphia Project, a clandestine project to create an atomic bomb, after learning that Germany has successfully tested an atomic bomb named the “Heisenberg Device" in the deserts of Algeria. The project will use the brightest minds of science and take several years to bear fruit.
March 5, 1945 - Hitler visits Moscow, under incredibly tight security by the SS, to inaugurate the new National Socialist regime under Konstantin Rodzaevsky. The new regime promises to accelerate the purge of former Communist elements and to eliminate Non-European and Jewish influences from Russia. The Reichswehr works with local partisans to continue to suppress former elements of the Red Army resistance still engaged in guerrilla warfare with the occupation forces in Western Russia.
May 7, 1945 - Germany invades Switzerland and, after two months of resistance, captures Bern and annexes the nation into the Reich.
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Semester abroad to Australia from German Uni - Health Insurance question

Hey guys,
I am an international student at a German Uni. I'm scheduled to leave for Australia for a semester abroad in February next year. This will also be the final semester of my study program. (Master)
I am currently registered with TK and had been paying EUR 90ish since august 2018 until September this year when it was bumped up to EUR 105 (fml)
I purchased insurance in Australia for my time there and got in touch with TK to find out if I could pause/cancel my membership until then. They said no, since i'm registered with a german uni, i'm obliged to pay insurance until that is completed.
I feel bad that I have to now pay some EUR 700+ for the time I'm not even going to be in Germany. After my semester abroad, I intend to return and complete my thesis paper.
My doubts are:
  1. Am i allowed to keep my bank account open for my insurance to be debited when I'm not in the country?
  2. Is there some hack around this? - i would really like to save up on that extra EUR 700 if i can. (duh)
  3. Can i port my insurance to a cheaper player (maybe private, or a german affiliate in my home country) during the duration of my thesis?
I would really appreciate any tips or advice i can get here. Many thanks!
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I'm trying to put together a list of what's coming out this year. Have this very simple list so far. Anyone care to add anything or suggest some better dates?

Latest News (most recent first) - Instant channels enable safe Lightning payments with unconfirmed funding Beta - Feb 10, 2019 - Voyager, New trading app from Uber & E-Trade execs announce launch date - Feb 9, 2019 - bumi/blockstream_satellite ruby gem for the Blockstream Satellite API - Feb 8, 2019 - New Zap Desktop 0.3.4 is out. New features, massive performance - Feb 8, 2019 - New release: @lightning desktop app v0.4.0-alpha - Feb 8, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Feb 7, 2019 - Japanese SBI Holdings will allow trading of coins - March 2019 - lnd v0.5.2-beta released - Feb 6, 2019 - Koala studios launches online LN gaming platform - Feb 6, 2019 - Independent Reserve has become the first #crypto exchange in Australia to be insured, with coverage underwritten by Lloyd's of London. - Feb 6, 2019 - Coinbase announces BTC support for their mobile (keep your own keys) wallet - Feb 6, 2019 - Blockstream published a new open source Proof of Reserves tool. - Feb 5, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.14-alpha - Feb 5, 2019 - dr-orlovsky/typhon-spec spec for new trestles side chain published - Feb 5, 2019 - Payment requests coming soon to BTCPay. - Feb 5th, 2019 - Kraken Acquires Futures Startup In Deal Worth At Least $100 Million - Feb 5th, 2019 - Next Blockchain cruise scheduled for June 9-13 - Feb 4, 2019 - Work on a GoTenna plugin to Electrum wallet in progress - Feb 4, 2019 - Bitcoin Candy Dispensers being open sourced - Feb 4, 2019 - New release of JoinMarket v0.5.3 - Feb 4, 2019 - Prime Trust won’t charge its clients to custody digital assets any longer. - Feb 4, 2019 - nodogsplash/nodogsplash wifi access using LN - Feb 3, 2019 - @tippin_me Receive tips using Lightning Network adds message feature - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitcoin-for-Taxes Bill in NH Unanimously Approved by House Subcommittee - Feb 3, 2019 - Full support for native segwit merged into bitcoinj - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitfury is partnering with financial services firm Final Frontier! - Feb 2, 2019 - Now you can open #LightningNetwork channels in @LightningJoule - Feb 2, 2019 - Integrating Blockstream’s Liquid payments on SideShift AI - Feb 1, 2019 - Wyoming legislature passes bill to recognize cryptocurrency as money - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa is open sourcing the code for the Casa Node - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa Browser Extension released - v0.5.2-beta-rc6 of lnd, full release getting very close now - Feb 1, 2019 - Tallycoin adds subscriptions and paywall features in bid to rival Patreon - Jan 31, 2019 - Static channel backup PR merged into LN - Jan 31, 2019 - The NYDFS grants another Bitlicense to ATM operator - Jan 31, 2019 - @pwuille currently proposing the “MiniScript” language to describe BTC output locking conditions for practical composition - Jan 31, 2019 - Fidelity is in the “final testing” phase for its new digital asset business - Jan 31, 2019 - Hardware wallet PR #109 just got merged so that @Trezor no longer requires user interaction for PIN - Jan 31, 2019 - CBOE, VanEck & SolidX filed a new & improved bitcoin ETF proposal. - Jan 31, 2019 - Casa Node code is now open sourced - Jan 31, 2019 - Next Bitoin halving in roughly 497 days - Jan 31, 2019 - BTCPay released - Jan 31, 2019 - @binance now lets users purchase cryptos using Visa and Mastercard credit. - Jan 31, 2019 - Bitfury to Launch Bitcoin Operations in Paraguay - Jan 31, 2019 - Coinbase introduces very generous affiliate program - Jan 30, 2019 - DOJO Trusted Node bitcoin full node. Coming Early 2019 - Jan 30, 2019 - Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 30, 2019 - TD Ameritrade says clients want cryptocurrency investment options - company plans major announcement in 'first half of 2019' - Jan 30, 2019 - Storage component of Fidelity's @DigitalAssets live, with some assets under management, @nikhileshde - Jan 29, 2019 - lightning mainnet has reached 600 BTC capacity - Jan 29, 2019 - Drivechain shows picture of Grin side chain and suggests might be ready in 2 month - Jan 29, 2019 - Lightning labs iOS neutrino wallet in testing stage now - Jan 29, 2019 - Aliant offering cryptocurrency processing free-of-charge - Jan 29, 2019 - Chainstone’s Regulator product to manage assets on the way - Jan 29, 2019 - Fidelity Investments’ new crypto custody service may officially launch in March. - Jan 29, 2019 - Gemini's becomes FIRST crypto EXCHANGE and CUSTODIAN to complete a SOC 2 Review by Deloitte - Jan 29, 2019 - Iran has lifted the ban on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency - Jan 29, 2019 - Confidential Transactions being added into Litecoin announcement - Jan 28, 2019 - Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 28, 2019 - Germany’s largest online food delivery platform now accepts btc - Jan 27, 2019 - Launching a Bitcoin Developers School in Switzerland - Jan 27, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.13-alpha Lightning Build repository released - Jan 27, 2019 - The first pay-per-page fantasy novel available to Lightning Network. - Jan 27, 2019 - Numerous tools become available to write messages transmitted with Blockstream Satellite - Jan 26, 2019; - BTCPay released - Jan 26,2019 - WordPress + WooCommerce + BTCPay Plugin is now live - Jan 25, 2019 - Juan Guaido has been promoting #Bitcoin since 2014 is new interim president of Venezuela - Jan 25, 2019 - Morgan Creek funds @RealBlocks - Jan 25, 2019 - Coinbase integrates TurboTax - Jan 25, 2019 - Robinhood received Bitlicense - Jan 25, 2019 - Anchor Labs launches custody - Jan 25, 2019 - NYSE Arca files w/ @BitwiseInvest for BTC ETF approval - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korea, Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island currently working to create pro crypto economic zones. - Jan 25, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Jan 25, 2019 - Bermuda to launch crypto friendly bank - Jan 25, 2019 - Mobile Bitcoin Wallet BRD Raises $15 Million, Plans for Expansion in Asia - Jan 25, 2019 - BullBitcoin rolling out alpha access of platform - Jan 25, 2019 - Electrum Wallet Release 3.3.3 - Jan 25, 2019 - Bitrefill, purchase Bitcoin and have it delivered directly over LN - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb looking to go public in USA - Jan 24, 2019 - Bitcoin Exchanges Don’t Need Money Transmitter Licenses in Pennsylvania - Jan 24, 2019 - US; New Hampshire Bill Aims to Legalize Bitcoin for State Payments in 2020 - Jan 24, 2019 - Robinhood, LibertyX Receive Licenses from New York Regulators - Jan 24, 2019 - Bakkt Bitcoin futures contract details released - Jan 24, 2019 - Blockstream CryptoFeed V3 now includes 30+ venues and 200M+ updates per day - Jan 24, 2019 - Binance Jersey – The Latest Binance European Exchange - Jan 2019
Commit Activity
Nodes and Market Dominance
ASIC Miners:
Will update this section when I hear new developments
Hardware wallets:
LN Apps:
LN Extensions / Launchers
LN Desktop wallets:
LN Mobile wallets:
LN Network:
LN Nodes:
LN Plugins:
LN Services:
Liquid Network
Please comment if you have any ideas on dates. Many of these dates are placeholders waiting for me to update. If you comment then I will update the post.
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The state of shadow, in 8.1

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Early Look at the Market – Tues 6.6.17 -**PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD THIS DOCUMENT**

J.P. Morgan Early Look at the Market – Tues 6.6.17

find the other bits on /the_street, a /wallstreetbets subsidiary.

Morning Levels

Trading Update

Top Headlines for Tuesday

Company-specific news update for Mon night.

Calendar of events to watch for the week of Mon June 5

US – economic growth, monetary policy


Tech Events – calendar of events coming up over the next few weeks

Full catalyst list

  • Thurs June 8 – China May imports/exports (Wed night/Thurs morning)
  • Thurs June 8 – German industrial production for Apr. 2amET.
  • Thurs June 8 – ECB meeting (7:45amET statement, 8:30amET press conf.).
  • Thurs June 8 – analyst meetings: AZPN, SYMC
  • Thurs June 8 – earnings before the open: Dell, SJM
  • Thurs June 8 – earnings after the close: CLDR, Hudson’s Bay, PAY
  • Thurs June 8 - Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference. June 6-9. NYC.
  • Thurs June 8 - REITWeek: NAREIT Investor Forum. June 6-8. NYC.
  • Fri June 9 – China May CPI/PPI (Thurs night/Fri morning)
  • Fri June 9 – German imports/exports for Apr. 2amET.
  • Fri June 9 – US wholesale inventories/trade sales for Apr. 10amET.
  • Fri June 9 - Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference. June 6-9. NYC.
  • Mon June 12 – earnings after the close: SAIC
  • Tues June 13 – Eurozone ZEW survey expectations for June. 5amET.
  • Tues June 13 – German ZEW survey results for June. 5amET.
  • Tues June 13 – US PPI for May. 8:30amET.
  • Tues June 13 – Morgan Stanley Financials Conf. June 13-14.
  • Tues June 13 – analyst meetings: PSTG
  • Tues June 13 – earnings after the close: HRB
  • Tues June 13 – Citigroup Industrials Conf. June 13-14. Boston.
  • Tues June 13 - Morgan Stanley Financials Conf. June 13-14.
  • Wed June 14 – China May retail sales, FAI, and IP (Tues night/Wed morning)
  • Wed June 14 – Eurozone industrial production for Apr and Q1 employment data. 5amET.
  • Wed June 14 – US CPI and retail sales for May. 8:30amET.
  • Wed June 14 – US business inventories for Apr. 10amET.
  • Wed June 14 – Fed decision (2pmET statement; 2:30pmET press conf.).
  • Wed June 14 – analyst meetings: Deutsche Boerse, MAT
  • Wed June 14 – earnings after the close: JBL
  • Wed June 14 - Citigroup Industrials Conf. June 13-14. Boston.
  • Wed June 14 - Morgan Stanley Financials Conf. June 13-14.
  • Thurs June 15 – Eurozone trade balance for Apr. 5amET.
  • Thurs June 15 – US Empire Manufacturing for June. 8:30amET.
  • Thurs June 15 – US import price index for May.
  • Thurs June 15 – US industrial production for May. 9:15amET.
  • Thurs June 15 – NAHB housing market index for June. 10amET.
  • Thurs June 15 – earnings before the open: KR
  • Thurs June 15 – earnings after the close: FNSR
  • Fri June 16 – Eurozone May new auto registrations. 2amET.
  • Fri June 16 – Eurozone labor costs for Q1 and CPI for May. 5amET.
  • Fri June 16 – BOJ rate decision (Thurs night/Fri morning)
  • Fri June 16 – US housing starts/building permits for May. 8:30amET.
  • Fri June 16 – US Michigan Confidence for June. 10amET.
  • Fri June 16 – analyst meetings: GLW
  • Mon June 19 – China May property prices (Sun night/Mon morning)
  • Mon June 19 – Eurozone construction output for Apr. 5amET.
  • Tues June 20 – Fed speakers: Kaplan
  • Tues June 20 – analyst meetings: ADI, EXLS, GE (at Paris Airshow)
  • Tues June 20 – earnings after the close: ADBE, FDX
  • Wed June 21 – US existing home sales for May. 10amET.
  • Wed June 21 – earnings before the open: KMX
  • Wed June 21 – earnings after the close: ORCL
  • Thurs June 22 – ECB publishes economic bulletin. 4amET.
  • Thurs June 22 – Eurozone consumer confidence for June. 10amET.
  • Thurs June 22 – US FHFA home prices for Apr. 9amET.
  • Thurs June 22 – analyst meetings: V
  • Fri June 23 – Eurozone flash PMIs for June. 4amET.
  • Fri June 23 – US flash PMIs for June. 9:45amET.
  • Fri June 23 – US new home sales for May. 10amET.
  • Fri June 23 – Fed speakers: Mester
  • Tues June 27 – China May industrial profits (Mon night/Tues morning)
  • Wed June 28 – earnings before the open: MON
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