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  • newDutch Farming Crisis
    This is one of those unbelievable stories of who Climate Change is being taken to such an extreme, we will unleash a serious wave of deaths from both starvation and coming freezing temperatures without fuel. The Dutch government actually is planning…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Nov 22, 5:04am -
  • newCDC Caught Manipulating Data
    And here are the 15 "Adverse Events of Special Interest" the CDC listed as "Prespecified Medical Conditions" in its v-safe protocol but never added to v-safe as check-the-box conditions for users to select. https://t.co/6s1a4WniDl pic.twitter.com/7mo…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Nov 22, 5:02am -
  • newBiden Pushes Iran into the Arms of Russia
    For the life of me, whoever is writing the cue cards for Biden is clearly either deliberately trying to create World War III or is the most stupid person in the history of geopolitical analysis. Nobody, even in the CIA who analyzes global politics, w…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Nov 22, 5:01am -
  • newMarket Talk – November 29, 2022
    ASIA:   The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today: NIKKEI 225 decreased 134.99 points or -0.48% to 28,027.84 Shanghai increased 71.20 points or 2.31% to 3,149.75 Hang Seng increased 906.74 points or 5.24% to 18,204.68 Kospi increased 25.12…
    - 12 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 9:32pm -
  • Civil Unrest Explodes in China Over Lockdowns
    The Chinese are no longer willing to comply with the harsh Zero Covid policy implemented by their government. Protests exploded across Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Nanjing, and many other cities as people called for President Xi Jinping’s resignation…
    - 1 day ago 29 Nov 22, 5:05am -
  • Trudeau Justifies Invoking Martial Law
    Trudeau changed the world’s entire perception of Canada after his mishandling of the Freedom Convoy protest. Hard-working Canadian men and women demanded medical freedom and protested the vaccine mandates. The Canadian media was not permitted to qu…
    - 1 day ago 29 Nov 22, 5:03am -
  • Flu Drug Shortage
    There is a shortage of commonly prescribed flu and viral medications in America. Flu season hasn’t even peaked for the year and there is simply not enough medicine to treat everyone who falls ill. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (…
    - 1 day ago 29 Nov 22, 5:02am -
  • Market Talk – November 28, 2022
    ASIA:   The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today: NIKKEI 225 decreased 120.20 points or -0.42% to 28,162.83 Shanghai decreased 23.14 points or -0.75% to 3,078.55 Hang Seng decreased 275.64 points or -1.57% to 17,297.94 Kospi decreased 29.…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 22, 9:55pm -
  • Twitter Naturally Suspended Me Before Musk
    Of course, Twitter naturally suspended my account for having the audacity to say that the COVID response was destroying the world economy by locking everyone down. That brain-dead decision created the disruption to the supply chain thereby creating t…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 2:11pm -
  • Why I Look at the Dow First
    COMMENT: Why do you focus on the Dow over the S&P 500 and others? ANSWER: New analysts claim that the S&P 500 provides a better picture of the markets compared to the Dow. Although the S&P 500 obviously has a larger catalog, the Dow is a direct refle…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 5:06am -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - The Economy Is NOT Strong
    <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/cyber-monday-sets-sales-record-shoppers-splurge-toys-electronics-report-2022-11-29/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oh look at the lie</a> <em>that is trivially discernible if you read…
    - 17 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 4:27pm -
  • The Market Ticker - The Argument AGAINST All 'Vector' Technologies
    <p>This applies to <em>all </em>such medical technology -- both mRNA and "viral vector" game-playing, neither of which had ever seen widespread use prior to the virus that must not be named.</p><p>The argument is pretty simple:</p><p><em>Ev…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 12:00pm -
  • The Market Ticker - My God, Its Full of Stars!
    <p>Into the Stars $128 12*12  </p><p>Or, if this is not to your particular liking, <a href="https://sdtraveler.org/akcs-www?blog=Gallery" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>shop Black Friday here </em>for more from my personal favorite…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 3:53pm -
  • The Market Ticker - You're Going To Get Robbed
    Read this Twitter thread in full.Today, we issued a final rule that allows retirement plan investors to take climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into consideration when making investment decisions: Oh really?Di…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 12:33pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newSchiff: Inflation Bites: Thanksgiving Meal Up 20% Compared to Last Year
    Summary: According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), prices were up 7.7% year-on-year in October, however the impact of inflation is said to be a lot worse. This is seen in the increased cost of a Thanksgiving meal, which rose by over 20% compared t…
    - 16 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 5:21pm -
  • newPrecious Metals Stock Watch
    Inflation comes down, but gold surges – what’s going on?…Stoferle on the Fed’s inflation fight…The case for peak gold, silver and copper…Gold stocks: massive buy signals in play…Copper’s biggest mystery is finally cracking…Bitcoin,…
    - 21 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 12:45pm -
  • newTop Three Videos – Nov. 29 2022
    Americans Spent More, but Received Less on Black Friday… White House: Keeping a “Close Eye” on Twitter… Canadian Retailer, Simons, uses suicide to promote products…   Americans Spent More, but Received Less on Black Friday…   White Hous…
    - 21 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 12:21pm -
  • Charles Hugh Smith: The Uncertainty in China Is Kryptonite to Global Markets
    Guest post by Charles Hugh Smith from Oftwominds.org: Few seem alive to the potentially consequential financial risks arising from uncertainties evolving in China. One thing we know rather definitively is that markets don’t like uncertainty: uncer…
    - 1 day ago 29 Nov 22, 9:13am -
  • Breaking News
    US recession: when, not if…Derivatives time bomb – is **your** bank on this list?…The consumer economy has completely collapsed – “it’s a ghost town”…UK property demand down 44% since market-rocking mini budget…Why ghana wants to ba…
    - 1 day ago 29 Nov 22, 8:31am -
  • MN Gordon: Gold Shines Bright
      Editor’s Note: You gotta tune in. The quiet currency war is nearing its end… In the final “UFC Currency Cage Match” to the death, the dollar is knocking skulls, but as it looks right now, gold is the emerging champion. The USD has been thr…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 6:14pm -
  • Top Three Videos – Nov. 28 2022
    Wuhan’s had it with COVID lockdowns… Brought to you by George Soros and friends… Deception This Week! Thanksgiving Special News Update…   Wuhan’s had it with COVID lockdowns… Brought to you by George Soros and friends… Deception This W…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 3:21pm -
  • Top Ten Videos – November 28 2022
    Matthew Piepenburg: Fed Must INFLATE; Investors Are Waking Up…John Rubino: Bitcoin, Bonds or Gold? Which is the Best Safe Haven?…Wolf Richter: Inflation, Housing Bubbles, Cryptos, New and Used Car Vehicle Markets…Bob Moriarty: Forget Crypto; Go…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 9:03am -
  • The Energy Paradox: America’s Electric Grid EV Fail
    Editor’s Note: America’s green energy policy, while well-intentioned, is limited in its effectiveness given the current state of the electric grid. Without a major overhaul and update to the aging infrastructure, even massive investments in renew…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 5:21pm -
  • Top Three Videos – Nov. 27 2022
    Something big is brewing in China… What are these really for? Convoy Lawyer Destroys Justin Trudeau…   Something big is brewing in China… The people of Shanghai chanting “Take down the CCP” in Mandarin pic.twitter.com/d4Ik0IeKFB — Jack P…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 3:32pm -

ClusterStock

Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • My Final Report After 6 Months in Cancún
    Several months ago my wife and I traveled to Cancún, Mexico for a very specific reason: we wanted our son to be born here. This was a no-brainer decision. Our daughter was born here in Cancún last year, and the experience was so great that we knew…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 5:00pm -
  • When Woke Students Ruined Their University 800 Years Ago
    In April of 1155 AD, after a successful invasion of northern Italy in which his army vanquished city after city, the legendary ruler Frederick Barbarossa received yet another crown upon his head. Barbarossa was already King of Burgundy, King of Germa…
    - 8 days ago 22 Nov 22, 7:00pm -
  • I Was Blown Away by My First ‘Medical Tourism’ Experience
    [Editor’s note: This article was written by one of our team members, Joe Jarvis.] Walking into a hospital sounds about as much fun to me as being mugged in an alley. And if I were to go to a US hospital, I suspect the outcome to my wallet would be…
    - 9 days ago 21 Nov 22, 4:55pm -
  • Ecuador’s new Digital Nomad Visa program unpacked
    The South American nation of Ecuador is one of the latest countries in the world to launch an official Digital Nomad Visa. And we’re pleased to report that it looks pretty decent. Let’s get into the details below… Boasting stellar beaches, trop…
    - 12 days ago 18 Nov 22, 4:54pm -
  • FTX: It takes a village to fail this big…
    You’ve probably been following the news that FTX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is in hot water. And frankly that characterization is an insult to hot water. FTX has already filed for bankruptcy. Potentially $10 billion…
    - 12 days ago 18 Nov 22, 4:26pm -
  • A Passport With an Ocean View That Pays a Dividend
    In the year 1542, after the deaths of her husband and brother-in-law, Gracia Mendes was finally left with sole control of her family’s trading business. And in almost no time she turned it into one of  the most powerful enterprises in all of Europ…
    - 14 days ago 16 Nov 22, 5:30pm -
  • What happened in Mexico City this weekend…
    “I can’t believe this place is so nice!” That’s what we kept hearing over and over again this past weekend in Mexico City, where we held a private event for our Total Access members. Both the event, and the city, were absolutely phenomenal. W…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 5:18pm -
  • Based on a True Story
    More than 3,000 years ago, between the 12th and 13th centuries BC, the legendary king of Ithaca, Odysseus, set sail from the ancient city of Troy to begin the journey home. The stories of the Trojan War, and of Odysseus’s voyage home, have been pas…
    - 19 days ago 11 Nov 22, 5:34pm -
  • A look at Estonia’s pioneering Digital Nomad Visa in 2023
    Looking to spend up to a year living and working remotely from Europe? If you’re a remote worker or online business owner, Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) program can help you achieve just that. Let’s take a look at its requirements below……
    - 19 days ago 11 Nov 22, 1:44pm -
  • Three Global Cities Where You Can Still Beat Inflation
    Inflation is undoubtedly one of the biggest stories of our time. It’s a story of abject failure — of how the ‘experts’ who have been entrusted to pull the giant levers of the economy were asleep at the wheel. The ‘experts’ failed to antic…
    - 22 days ago 8 Nov 22, 6:00pm -

Daily Reckoning

  • About Black Fiday’s “Blowout” Numbers
    This post About Black Fiday’s “Blowout” Numbers appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Another Government LieThe post About Black Fiday’s “Blowout” Numbers appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 3:29pm -
  • I Used to Be Disgusted, Now I’m Just Tired
    This post I Used to Be Disgusted, Now I’m Just Tired appeared first on Daily Reckoning.America recently voted in the midterm elections as an expression of its democracy. But today, Charles Hugh Smith shows you why he believes elections don’t mat…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 3:43pm -
  • The Death Rattles of Big Tech

    The Death Rattles of Big Tech

    This post The Death Rattles of Big Tech appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“As 2022 ends, it’s time to get real and get into hard assets, because that’s where the world is headed”…The post The Death Rattles of Big Tech appeared first on Da…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 4:20pm -
  • Big Tech’s In Big Trouble
    This post Big Tech’s In Big Trouble appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Is Big Tech’s market reign coming to an end? And where should you put your investment money in 2023? Today, natural resources maven Byron King shows you the answers.The post…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 4:17pm -
  • How Inflation Changes Culture

    How Inflation Changes Culture

    This post How Inflation Changes Culture appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“(Inflation is) about declining prosperity, the punishing of thrift, the discouragement of financial responsibility, and a culture that gradually falls apart”…The post…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 8:23pm -
  • Maybe America Has the Currency It Deserves
    This post Maybe America Has the Currency It Deserves appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Link Between Money and CultureThe post Maybe America Has the Currency It Deserves appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 8:19pm -
  • Shakedown!
    This post Shakedown! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The U.S. to Pay Climate ReparationsThe post Shakedown! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 8 days ago 22 Nov 22, 4:42pm -
  • A Smoldering Fuse
    This post A Smoldering Fuse appeared first on Daily Reckoning.How Long Until It All Goes BOOM?The post A Smoldering Fuse appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 11 days ago 19 Nov 22, 4:42pm -
  • One Nation, Divisible
    This post One Nation, Divisible appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“We seem to be nearing the point where a single rule for everyone no longer makes sense”…The post One Nation, Divisible appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 12 days ago 18 Nov 22, 5:02pm -
  • What Happened to the Pax Americana?
    This post What Happened to the Pax Americana? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.A Brief HistoryThe post What Happened to the Pax Americana? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 12 days ago 18 Nov 22, 5:00pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • The "Oil Curse" and Splashy PR Announcements of Oil Production Cuts
    It's not just the price of oil that matters: how much disposable income consumers have left to buy more goods and services matters, too. The Oil Curse (a.k.a. The Resource Curse) refers to the compelling ease of those blessed with an abundance of oi…
    - 1 day ago 29 Nov 22, 3:20am -
  • The Uncertainty in China Is Kryptonite to Global Markets
    Few seem alive to the potentially consequential financial risks arising from uncertainties evolving in China. One thing we know rather definitively is that markets don't like uncertainty: uncertainty is Kryptonite to markets. Another thing we know…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 6:55am -
  • FTX and the Corruption of America
    What all the entrenched insiders in America's parasitic, predatory elites and institutions don't dare admit is that to protect themselves from consequence, we've had to sacrifice everything else. Thanks to the FTX swindle, we now know the cost of a…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 9:26am -
  • What Do You Value Most? Thanksgiving 2022
    When these are no longer valued as essentials for the common good, society is lost. I'm thankful for the eight things to aspire to listed at the bottom of the right-hand column of the main blog page:integrity austerity restraint humility responsibil…
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 22, 4:59am -
  • Demographic Cliff + Let It Rot = Collapse of Global Growth
    As workforces shrink and opting out becomes increasingly attractive, Global Growth implodes on both the production and consumption sides. A funny thing happened on the way to permanent global growth. Actually, three funny things happened. One is th…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 22, 1:50am -
  • There's No Bottom Until Frenzied Speculation Turns to Dust
    Only when speculative sizzle attracts no buyers / marks will the bottom be in. There hasn't been a truly organic bottom in stocks in decades. Fifteen years of relentless central bank manipulation since the 2008-09 Global Financial Meltdown has per…
    - 10 days ago 20 Nov 22, 7:29am -
  • FTX: The Dominoes of Financial Fraud Have Yet to Fall
    Once assets are revealed as worth far less than claimed, insolvency is the inevitable result. If you haven't plowed through dozens of post-collapse commentaries on FTX, I'm saving you the trouble: here's a distillation of what matters going forward.…
    - 14 days ago 16 Nov 22, 11:27am -
  • Where Crypto Went Wrong
    You want to fix the world with finance? Then fix this: wages' share of a financialized, globalized, speculative-bubble dependent economy have been falling for decades. Fix this and you really will change the world. Anything less changes nothing. Let…
    - 15 days ago 15 Nov 22, 2:54am -
  • Asymmetries, Distortions and Denial
    When bubbles pop, it's natural selection at its most unforgiving: "adapt or die," and those who ignore or discount consequential asymmetries will have a very difficult time navigating the triage. After years of relative stability, it seems asymmetri…
    - 16 days ago 14 Nov 22, 2:05am -
  • I Used To Be Disgusted, Now I'm Disabused
    It's certainly possible to be disgusted, but being disabused of the fantasy that the system is self-correcting is the healthier perspective. I used to be disgusted, now I'm disabused: beneath all the self-serving narratives, fad-memes and over-simp…
    - 19 days ago 11 Nov 22, 8:55am -

The Big Picture

  • newTranscript: Boaz Weinstein (Live!)
         The transcript from this week’s, MiB: NAME, TITLE, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier podcasts on you…
    - 17 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 4:00pm -
  • new10 Tuesday AM Reads
    My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • It’s not your imagination: Shopping on Amazon has gotten worse:  The first page of Amazon results includes an average of about nine sponsored listings, according to a study of 70 search terms conduct…
    - 22 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 11:55am -
  • Coincident State Indexes (October 2022)
    Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia   The Coincident State Indexes for October 2022 snuck out last week right before Thanksgiving. You might have missed it during the holiday week, but it’s worth reviewing. The specifics are noteworthy: -…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 4:30pm -
  • Rich Yamarone CUNY Scholarship
      5 years ago, a dear friend unexpectedly passed away. Once his crew recovered from our initial shock, we decided to establish the Richard Yamarone Memorial Scholarship in Economics at Brooklyn College.*  The driving force behind the scholarship wa…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    My back-to-work morning train WFH reads: •  What H-A-P-P-E-N-E-D? Sam Bankman-Fried pitched himself as a humanity-saving crypto genius. Then he spent other people’s money to save himself. It’s possible that you don’t fully understand what Sa…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 11:30am -
  • Behind the Balance Sheet
    (You may think this caricature is goofy, but I find it generous in its depiction)   I recently sat down to chat with Stephen Clapham, who hosts the Behind the Balance Sheet podcast. Audio is at Spotify and iTunes. Normally during podcasts, I am tryi…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 4:00pm -
  • 10 Sunday Reads
    Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • Was This $100 Billion Deal the Worst Merger Ever? At Time Warner, executives saw AT&T as just a “big phone company from Texas.” At AT&T, they thought Ho…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 11:30am -
  • MiB: Boaz Weinstein Live!
      This week, we speak with Boaz Weinstein, the chief investment officer of Saba Capital Management LP, which Weinstein founded in 2009 as a lift-out of Saba Principal Strategies. Prior to founding Saba, Boaz Weinstein was co-head of global credit tr…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 4:00pm -
  • 10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • Climate Change from A to Z: The stories we tell ourselves about the future. (New Yorker) • A comprehensiv…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 11:30am -
  • Grinch: Ignore Black Friday Retail Forecasts
      It’s Black Friday and you know what that means: Lots of promotional sales and lots of holiday retail spending forecasts. You can rely on the latter being ubiquitous and wrong; some by a little, most by a lot. At least, that’s what the statisti…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 4:30pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newStill signs that a bottoming process might be taking place
    New home sales adjusted for cancellations: still signs that a bottoming process might be taking place by NewDeal democrat I had a correspondent question me about whether new home sales might actually be in the process of bottoming, due to the big…
    - 21 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 12:00pm -
  • newOpen thread Nov. 29, 2022
    The post Open thread Nov. 29, 2022 appeared first on Angry Bear.
    - 22 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 11:46am -
  • From the frontiers of viral immunology
    Ever since the COVID mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) proved themselves, I became convinced they are the future of viral vaccines. Looks like a polyvalent flu vaccine is in the works that may obviate annual strain-specific vaccines. “In this work…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 4:28pm -
  • Medicare Advantage Healthcare and FFS Medicare
    Medicare Advantage Over Payments In the conclusive summation of the latest KFF report on Medicare Advantage Healthcare plans which KFF also has in place, is this: Historically, one goal of the Medicare Advantage program was to leverage the efficienci…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 22, 12:00pm -
  • “Slouching Towards Utopia”
    Book Review: “Slouching Towards Utopia,” J. Bradford DeLong, (foreignaffairs.com), Liaquat Ahamed I am not going to put all of the review of Brad’s book Slouching Towards Utopia here. I thought I would alert AB readers to it and point to the fr…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 12:30pm -
  • Poor Healthcare Outcomes Resulting from Discrimination
    Introduction to a Real World Issue: Taken from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Health (NIAID) headed by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci. Health disparities are gaps in the quality of health and health care mirroring differences in soci…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 22, 12:00pm -
  • Five Stats making ASC Healthcare execs nervous
    As I have said before, I get many things in my In-Box. Beckers Healthcare ASC News Review is one of them. If you do not know what an ASC is, I have included a definition. U of M Hospital has a few of the around Ann Arbor. Ambulatory Surgery Center =…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 12:30pm -
  • Have new home sales made a bottom?
    Have new home sales made a bottom?  – by New Deal democrat Hopefully you are recovering from your turkey coma today. Here’s a little late commentary on Wednesday’s new home sales report. New home sales are noisy, and heavily revised, which is…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 22, 12:00pm -
  • Arizona Election is Over Except for Maricopa County
    I expect the issues in the Republican led Maricopa County will take a while to resolve as there will be an election recount. AG candidate Abraham Hamadeh will require answering. His wish for the state to declare him the winner before a recount will n…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 12:00pm -
  • Jobless claims have a poor week, rising to multi-month highs
    Jobless claims have a poor week, rising to multi-month highs  – by New Deal democrat Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 17,000 this week to 240,000, a 3 month high. The 4 week average also rose by 5,500 to 226,750. Continuing claims one week…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 22, 12:00pm -

The Burning Platform

  • new350 Legend vs 223: Which One Should You Purchase?
    The .223 Rem and 350 Legend were created for two different purposes, yet when you compare the 350 Legend vs 223 side-by-side, they have a few strikingly similar characteristics that allow these calibers to overlap in their intended uses partially. Be…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Nov 22, 12:14am -
  • newWas the Pandemic Orchestrated as a Trial Run for Responding to a Biological Attack?
    Guest Post by Will Jones The evidence that the coronavirus originated in a lab is now compelling, as is the evidence that the virus was spreading undetected all over the world by autumn 2019, with one blood sample from Lombardy on September 12…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Nov 22, 12:13am -
  • newFOOD: A LOVE STORY PART 1
    Guest Post by Hardscrabble Farmer I’ve been eating food most of my life. I can honestly say that in more than sixty years I have never faced more than a few days without a bite to eat and then as a result of either sickness or injury. As an America…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Nov 22, 12:10am -
  • newChina Taps Governor Gretchen Whitmer To Lead Lockdown Enforcement
    Babylon Bee BEIJING — This week, dozens of Chinese citizens died after the Chinese Communist Party welded their apartment doors shut and a fire broke out in the building, sparking protests. China has doubled down on its “Zero COVID” policy, how…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 8:21pm -
  • newAre You Easy Prey?
    by Jeff Thomas For many years, I’ve been predicting the coming of a crisis of epic proportions. I’ve focused on the economic and political aspects, although the social aspects will be no less severe. This is not the stuff of crystal balls, nor is…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 7:31pm -
  • newTech Workers Brace for Possible Omnibus Job-Killer
    by Joe Guzzardi Like the proverbial bad penny that keeps reappearing, lousy immigration bills are hard to kill off. Consider the EAGLE Act of 2022, also known as Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment, or formally recognized as H.R. 3648. T…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 7:30pm -
  • newGIVE THAT DUDE AN ‘A’ IN BIOLOGY

    - 16 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 5:34pm -
  • newApple Turned Off Protest Communication Tool Right Before Anti-Lockdown Uprising In China
    Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, As it mulls kicking Elon Musk’s Twitter off the app store, it has now been revealed that Apple restricted the use of AirDrop in China, a move that harmed the organizational efforts of demonstrators pr…
    - 17 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 4:53pm -
  • newCHIEF DESIGNER FOR BALENCIAGA
    This is the Chief Designer for Balenciaga, Lotta Volkova. Enough said. They knew exactly what they were doing. pic.twitter.com/mMofnFGCQD — Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) November 28, 2022 This is a GREAT page that shows who is behind ithttps://t.c…
    - 17 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 4:27pm -
  • newTUESDAY TUNES – THANKS AND GRATITUDE

    - 18 hours ago 29 Nov 22, 3:33pm -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • Buying and Selling a Business
    Since a number of folks have asked me via email: yes, I am OK and would someday like to get back to active long-form blogging (I still make a foray into twitter now and again).  However, things have been a bit crazy here.  A number of business owne…
    - 24 Apr 22, 11:36pm -
  • Christmas Wonder, with Penguins
    I always enjoy Christmas day with the family.  But no matter how good a day we have together, it can never quite duplicate the sense of wonder when one is 8 or 9 and you come down the stairs to see the Christmas tree surrounded in gifts brought by S…
    - 26 Dec 21, 2:20am -
  • Regional Variations in COVID are SEASONAL, not Correlated with Party of the Governor
    If you want a pointer towards the seasonality of the COVID virus, check out the NY Times per capita case map for the US for today:   (hat tip to boriquagato@substack.com) This looks like a weather map, not a map of Trump v. Biden voters or party af…
    - 20 Dec 21, 5:06pm -
  • An Open Letter to California Public Recreation Officials
    New California rules are set to effectively end the ability of RVers to use generators to produce power in California:   https://rvmiles.com/california-generator-ban/ I am sending this to a number of folks we work with in the USFS and California S…
    - 14 Dec 21, 7:46pm -
  • If Fauci Were A Scientist
    I am not blogging much due to some overwhelming work circumstances in my real life.  However, I cannot believe the reaction of world leaders racing to institute the most onerous of restrictions on citizens based on the reports that a new COVID varia…
    - 29 Nov 21, 6:43am -
  • A Few Thoughts on Yale Law School
    I won't go into all the details (one of many articles on this incident here), but the Yale Law School administration attempted to blackmail and intimidate one of their students over a party invitation he sent out, the main complaint seeming to be the…
    - 23 Oct 21, 11:04pm -
  • Fixed SSL Issue (I Hope)
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  • Flash Commentary No. 1458
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  • Flash Commentary No. 1457
    • Pandemic-Driven Unemployment Soared to an April 2020 Peak of About 32%, Worse Than in the Great Depression; Such Was Against a January 2020 Pre-Pandemic U.3 Unemployment Rate of 3.5% • In the Latest Four Months, Pandemic-Driven Unemployment Ha…
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  • Flash Commentary No. 1456
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  • Economic Commentary, Issue No. 1455
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  • Economic Commentary No. 1454
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  • Flash Commentary No. 1452
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