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  • newWill the Gov’t Close all Markets?
    QUESTION: Marty, the government closed the New York Stock exchange in 1914 due to World War I. Do you think they will do that again? Looking forward to Orlando WH ANSWER: The closure of 1914 was not the only time they shut down markets. Even the Lond…
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  • newHave Central Banks Crossed the Line into Tyranny?
    With all the conspiracy theories that somehow the bankers are the real culprits in creating excess money supply, there has been an evolution in central banks that has finally crossed the line since 2019. The Federal Reserve was, once upon a time, res…
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  • newThe World Of PC/WOKE
    Ok, now they are saying we should no longer refer to incidents with sharks as an “attack.” That unfairly demonizes them as killers. Instead, we should refer to such incidents as an “encounter.” So if someone kills another at gunpoint in a rob…
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  • newClimate Change & COVID = One World Power at the UN
    COMMENT: You spread disinformation. Climate change exists and if we have to all lockdown to save the planet for two or three years, then that’s what we have to do. You are destroying our future. EH REPLY: Thank you for your hate mail. It’s nice t…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:01am -
  • newSlovenia Protests over COVID Passports which are Clearly to Just Control People
      Slovenia: The police used tear gas and cannons to break up a mass demonstration against the vaccination certificate in front of the parliament in Ljubljana. The vaccination certificate has become compulsory in almost all places of daily life, incl…
    - 13 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 4:55pm -
  • newMarket Talk – September 16, 2021
    ASIA: China has told the US, the UK and Australia to abandon their “cold war” mentality or risk harming their own interests after the three countries unveiled a new defence cooperation pact. The trilateral security partnership, named Aukus, was…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 1:22pm -
  • The Democrat’s Veterans Crisis
    COMMENT: I just need to vent. I use to be a Democrat but will never vote for one again. I am a Vet and under Obama, we were treated as second-rate citizens. Many would die waiting for a doctor. Under Trump, he turned the VA upside down. If they canno…
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  • Eviction Moratorium
    The eviction moratorium ends on September 30th. There are people who are abusing the entire pandemic. Some have flat out said they’re not paying, you can’t evict them, and then they buy a brand new car and put it in their driveway. What people ne…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:05am -
  • Boris Johnson Poster Child for Morally Corrupt Politicians?
    QUESTION: You refused to advise Boris Johnson. Do you think that was a mistake? WJ ANSWER: No. You have to understand that there are meetings where people are seriously interested in talking about options. Then there are people where you are simply t…
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  • Slovenia Denies Fuel to Unvaccinated?
    We are getting reports claiming that Slovenia just today has issued series of new COVID measures, including that you can’t buy fuel at the gas station without covid-pass. We are trying to verify this other than emails from Slovenia. We will report…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 3:13pm -

The Market Ticker

  • The Market Ticker - Emoted Yet?
    Clash of the Emotions 8*8 $98  
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  • The Market Ticker - The 'Citizens Rights Act'
    WHEREAS the State of [Those-States-With-Balls] finds that there is a pre-existing right to bodily autonomy;WHEREAS Covid-19 is a clear threat to the public, which must be balanced with that pre-existing right;WHEREAS the actual risk from Covid-19 is…
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 21, 4:35pm -
  • The Market Ticker - 20 Years On, The Stupid Remains
    That anyone would play the "20 year Anniversary" card for a murderous terrorist attack is flat-out insanity standing alone.But then again, we live in an insane nation, and indeed an insane world.Let us remember on 9/11 what actually happened.  O…
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  • The Market Ticker - Never In My Life....
    ..... did I think I'd hear a President of the United States all but declare war on 1/4 of the citizens of the nation.Yet that is what Joe Biden did yesterday.That was worse than stupid; it was inciting an all-on rebellion. Within hours approachin…
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 21, 2:40pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    How China Evergrande’s debt troubles pose a systemic risk … Collapse in retail investor euphoria points to “imminent correction” … Ray Dalio: If bitcoin is really successful, regulators will ‘kill it’ … Jeff Gundlach: “History books…
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  • Top Ten Videos — September 12 2021
    Simon Black: The money printing can’t stop … Russell Brand: Are you disgusted by this?? … George Gammon: The US will fall into Depression in 2022 … Peter Schiff: Why is the rising tide of inflation not lifting gold’s boat? … Max Keiser: Z…
    - 5 days ago 12 Sep 21, 1:54pm -
  • Charts For A Crazy World: Stats That Contradict The Official Line
    A lot of headline numbers show an economy that’s in pretty good shape. Official unemployment is 5%. GDP is growing at a totally acceptable 3% rate. Stocks are at all-time highs. Bonds, from US Treasuries to corporate junk, are priced as richly as t…
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 21, 5:22pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — September 5 2021
    Mike Maloney: Five charts show why real estate has gone insane … Rick Rule: Precious metals do well in times of fear … Lobo Tiggre: Silver is unlikely to track gold, may never be money again … Peter Grandich: The Fed is doing things we’d be t…
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  • SPACs Tank. Are NFTs Next?
    Towards the end of financial bubbles, two things generally happen. First, legitimate ways to put capital to work become scarce as prices outrun expected cash flows. Second, large numbers of traders, who have grown used to seeing everything they buy g…
    - 12 days ago 4 Sep 21, 6:11pm -
  • Matt Taibbi: “NPR Trashes Free Speech. A Brief Response”
    An absolutely essential deconstruction of censorship from Matt Taibbi’s Substack: In an irony only public radio could miss, “On the Media” hosts an hour on the perils of “free speech absolutism” without interviewing a defender of free speec…
    - 16 days ago 31 Aug 21, 8:04pm -
  • Michael Pento: The Great Deflation Of 2022
    From the Pento Report: It is not very surprising to me that nearly every talking head on Wall Street is convinced inflation has now become entrenched as a permanent feature in the U.S. economy. This is because most mainstream economists have no clue…
    - 17 days ago 31 Aug 21, 3:45pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — August 30 2021
    David Morgan: Banks will seize your money in the coming financial crisis … Gerald Celente: Afghanistan is yet another war that America started and lost … Rick Rule: Beware of mining stock value traps … Danielle DiMartino Booth … Why Palantir…
    - 19 days ago 29 Aug 21, 2:07am -
  • Ridiculous Bluff: Fed Threatens To “Get Aggressive” With Inflation
    You can summarize the current mood in Washington DC as “Please don’t let this be a return to the 1970s.” For younger readers, that was a decade in which excessive government spending and money printing combined with inept foreign policy to crea…
    - 21 days ago 26 Aug 21, 7:31pm -
  • Do Empty Shelves Count As Inflation?
    The prices of a lot of things are up these days, which fits the common definition of “inflation.” Meanwhile, an increasing number of products are appearing at the same price but in smaller packages.This is inflation’s slippery first cousin “s…
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Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • Somehow they STILL can’t understand why nobody trusts the system
    If you’ve never heard of ‘Doug the Pug’, you’re apparently in the minority. Count me in that group too, because I had to Google him. Unsurprisingly, I found out that Doug the Pug… is a dog. He also has a massive social media following with…
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 21, 3:29pm -
  • “Whatever it takes”
    On January 17, 1961, outgoing US President Dwight Eisenhower delivered a farewell address to the nation that seems incredibly prescient these days. In his speech, Eisenhower warned his fellow citizens: “[I]n holding scientific research and discover…
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 21, 3:35pm -
  • San Diego Declares COVID Misinformation a Public Health Crisis
    Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Australian Town Bans Men From Applying for Street-Sweeper Job Th…
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 21, 3:44pm -
  • … where the real estate isn’t insanely overpriced
    When Gideon Gono became the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in late 2003, his country was already suffering from terrible hyperinflation. Throughout the 1990s, inflation in Zimbabwe averaged well over 20%. And just a few years later inflatio…
    - 8 days ago 9 Sep 21, 3:29pm -
  • Why a move to Dubai might be just the thing for you in 2021…
    Situated in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai has a LOT more to offer than just awe-inspiring architecture and a wealth of shopping opportunities. In today’s episode, we unpack why a move to Dubai might make a lot of sense for sovereign minded folks…
    - 8 days ago 9 Sep 21, 7:17am -
  • Another Brick in the Great Wall of Coolangatta
    Ursula Bach was 18 years old… and six months pregnant… when she heard the news. It was August 13, 1961. And East Germany’s government started building a wall to separate East Berlin from West. Moreover, tens of thousands of East German troops h…
    - 10 days ago 7 Sep 21, 4:40pm -
  • Introducing the Sarawak MM2H Program: A cheaper alternative to the Malaysia MM2H Program
    Why Malaysia makes sense as a retirement destination… As a place to spend your golden years, Malaysia has a lot going for it: warm weather, sumptuous cuisine, world-class beaches and a relaxed, low-cost lifestyle has made the country extremely popu…
    - 11 days ago 6 Sep 21, 3:12pm -
  • Judge Removes Child from Mother’s Custody Because She is Not Vaccinated
    Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Landlord Homeless After Tenants Stop Paying Rent Some people ima…
    - 14 days ago 3 Sep 21, 3:40pm -
  • On censorship and heresy
    More than 400 years ago in the year 1615, the Catholic Church hired eleven ‘expert consultants’ and asked them to review the scientific work of Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus, of course, was one of the first scientists to propose that the sun (n…
    - 15 days ago 1 Sep 21, 6:15pm -
  • COVID freedom in an unfree world
    It’s not generally in my nature to heap praise upon a place with a 53% tax rate, a 25% VAT, or one of the top ten highest tax burdens in the world. But as I often remark, nearly every place in the world has something great going for it… some uniq…
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Investment Watch

Daily Reckoning

  • What’s Wrong With Gold?

    What’s Wrong With Gold?

    This post What’s Wrong With Gold? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Has the Midas metal lost its Midas touch?”… Is the problem really with gold, or with the financial system?…The post What’s Wrong With Gold? appeared first on Daily Rec…
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  • No Recovery Until 2045?

    No Recovery Until 2045?

    This post No Recovery Until 2045? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“The Biden administration will slow U.S. and global growth with a combination of higher taxes, more regulation and wasteful spending on programs such as the Green New Deal”…T…
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 21, 4:38pm -
  • 20 Years Later

    20 Years Later

    This post 20 Years Later appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Today marks a grisly anniversary. But 20 years after the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, is the United States better off? Today, our co-founder Addison Wiggin drills down for an…
    - 6 days ago 11 Sep 21, 4:31pm -
  • The Hoax That Rocked the Media

    The Hoax That Rocked the Media

    This post The Hoax That Rocked the Media appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“We are truly living through the worst and most egregious ocean of untruth ever to wash over humanity”…The post The Hoax That Rocked the Media appeared first on Daily…
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 21, 4:27pm -
  • “This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare”

    “This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare”

    This post “This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Questions for Joe Biden… A whistleblower says the mainstream narrative about vaccines is all wet…The post “This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare” appeared f…
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 21, 4:22pm -
  • Biden Brings out the Stick

    Biden Brings out the Stick

    This post Biden Brings out the Stick appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Weren’t vaccines supposed to eliminate hospitalization and death?… Are the vaccines making the pandemic worse?…The post Biden Brings out the Stick appeared first on Daily…
    - 8 days ago 9 Sep 21, 5:17pm -
  • What Happened to American Labor?

    What Happened to American Labor?

    This post What Happened to American Labor? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The real value of labor has gone down since 1971… The creative gales of progress are also destructive…The post What Happened to American Labor? appeared first on Daily…
    - 13 days ago 4 Sep 21, 5:04pm -
  • “The Planet Needs Jerome Powell”

    “The Planet Needs Jerome Powell”

    This post “The Planet Needs Jerome Powell” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.For the first occasion in its 108 years, the Federal Reserve has labeled climate change a risk to financial stability — a risk greater, ostensibly, than even itself.…
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  • The Deadliest Month for the Market

    The Deadliest Month for the Market

    This post The Deadliest Month for the Market appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The dreaded “October effect”… Stock market valuations are stretched to the breaking point…The post The Deadliest Month for the Market appeared first on Daily Rec…
    - 16 days ago 1 Sep 21, 4:19pm -
  • Vaccine Voodoo

    Vaccine Voodoo

    This post Vaccine Voodoo appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Fake news about the vaccines… How many lives could cheap, effective therapeutics have saved if they were allowed to be used?…The post Vaccine Voodoo appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 17 days ago 31 Aug 21, 4:12pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • The Illusion of Getting Rich While Producing Nothing
    By incentivizing speculation and corruption, reducing the rewards for productive work and sucking wages dry with inflation, America has greased the skids to collapse. Of all the mass delusions running rampant in the culture, none is more spectacularl…
    - 1 day ago 15 Sep 21, 6:48pm -
  • The U.S. Economy In a Nutshell: When Critical Parts Are On "Indefinite Back Order," the Machine Grinds to a Halt
    A great many essential components in America are on 'indefinite back order', including the lifestyle of endless globally sourced goodies at low, low prices. Setting aside the "transitory inflation" parlor game for a moment, let's look at what happens…
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 21, 4:09am -
  • The Banality of (Financial) Evil
    The financialized American economy and State are now totally dependent on a steady flow of lies and propaganda for their very survival. Were the truth told, the status quo would collapse in a putrid heap. Go ahead and be evil, because everyone else i…
    - 5 days ago 11 Sep 21, 6:36pm -
  • The Fed Is Fatally Corrupt-- And So Is the Rest of America's Status Quo
    We know you're all just poor corrupt officials, but bleating excuses won't save you from the karmic payoff. The Federal Reserve can be summed up in two famous lines from the classic film Casablanca in which the corrupt police official Renault is ord…
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 21, 6:12pm -
  • Please Don't Pop Our Precious Bubble!
    It's a peculiarity of the human psyche that it's remarkably easy to be swept up in bubble mania and remarkably difficult to be swept up in the same way by the bubble's inevitable collapse. Allow me to summarize the dominant zeitgeist in America at t…
    - 9 days ago 8 Sep 21, 5:14pm -
  • Is Anyone Willing to Call the Top of the Everything Bubble?
    Can extremes become too extreme to continue higher? We're about to find out. Is anyone willing to call the top of the Everything bubble? The short answer is no.Anyone earning money managing other people's money cannot afford to be wrong, and so ev…
    - 10 days ago 6 Sep 21, 7:05pm -
  • The Illusion of Stability, the Inevitability of Collapse
    Beneath the illusory stability of rising GDP, the extremes of debt, leverage, stimulus and speculative frenzy required to keep the 'phantom wealth bubble' from imploding are all rising parabolically. Imagine being at a party celebrating the vast w…
    - 14 days ago 3 Sep 21, 5:22pm -
  • Magical Thinking About Green Energy
    The incentives must change from "waste is growth" to hyper-efficiency, conservation, right to repair and manufactured objects engineered to last a generation or longer and be recyclable at scale. Humans like novelty but don't like change. It's e…
    - 16 days ago 1 Sep 21, 4:58pm -
  • The Elites' Battle for the Future America
    No nation can produce less of lesser quality, and squander more on infinitely greedy and corrupt elites, all funded by issuing trillions of new units of currency, and imagine that this asymmetry will never have consequences. As I have often noted,…
    - 17 days ago 30 Aug 21, 5:59pm -
  • Do You Live in a Social Capital Desert?
    Necessity is a magnet, and perhaps as what's essential in our lives changes, social capital will start sprouting, even in the most unlikely places. "Desert" has become a favored metaphor: food deserts describe neighborhoods with few places to bu…
    - 19 days ago 28 Aug 21, 10:06pm -

The Big Picture

  • newSALT Panel: The Hedge Fund Comeback?
    I moderated a panel at SALT this week — it was an embarrassment of riches, way too short for this group. The hedge fund comeback with Steve Cohen the Founder of Point72. Ilana Weinstein the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of The IDW Group. Dmitry…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 12:30pm -
  • new10 Thursday AM Reads
    My Atonement Day morning reads: • How the U.S. Nailed the Economic Response to Covid-19 America’s fiscal policy succeeded in pushing poverty in the opposite direction that usually occurs in recessions (Wall Street Journal) • Soaring Rents Make…
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:55am -
  • Venture Capital Money Everywhere
        Venture Capital keeps coming up a lot, lately. My theory: There is so much capital sloshing through the system + new technology showing up everywhere + exciting new start-ups getting funded via friends & family; add to that so many exits from p…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Wednesday AM Reads
    My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • How the Pandemic Helped Us Recover From the Great Recession For certain industries, 2021 will be their biggest revenue numbers ever, whether it’s in motorcycles or boats or certain other industries. They nev…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 10:50am -
  • Full Disclosure: “The Barry Trade”
        I had a fun conversation with Roben Farzad on Full Disclosure discussing markets, investor psychology, and New York 20 years after September 11. I don’t know the artist who did the drawing but apparently, I will be participating as a float at…
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 21, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Tuesday AM Reads
    My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • Here Are the U.S. Businesses Requiring Covid Vaccinations To mandate, or not to mandate? That is the question facing corporations right now as they weigh the pros and cons of requiring a Covid-19 vaccin…
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 21, 10:30am -
  • The Hedge Fund Comeback
        I am moderating a panel of hedge fund rock stars at this year’s SALT conference, held today at the Javitz Center in New York City. This will be my first in-person conference in 18 months, and it just dawned on me: I have no idea if my suits s…
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 21, 5:00pm -
  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    My back to work morning train WFH reads: • After 9/11, the U.S. Got Almost Everything Wrong A mission to rid the world of “terror” and “evil” led America in tragic directions. (The Atlantic) • What Has the Stock Market Taught Us Since 201…
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 21, 10:50am -
  • Transcript: Jack Devine
       The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Jack Devine on the CIA, Afghanistan & Russia, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of…
    - 5 days ago 12 Sep 21, 4:00pm -
  • Vaccine Mandates
        This is what America voted for. This is what America WANTS! For far too long politicians have been afraid of their constituencies. And you can’t win a battle on fear. Rather than doing what is right, they’ve focused on doing nothing, to the…
    - 5 days ago 12 Sep 21, 2:00pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newLetters From An American – September 14, 2021
    The events are akin to the film Seven Days In May with a role reversal detailing a rogue General instead of President. Seven Days in May begins with a riot in front of the White House. It’s the late 1960s and U.S. President Jordan Lyman (Fredric M…
    - 11 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 6:30pm -
  • newScience is a human enterprise
    Prof. Joel Eissenberg, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Arguably *the* transformative scientific innovation of the past two years was the development and deployment of mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. But like any innovation, there is a long unsun…
    - 13 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 5:15pm -
  • newThe anti-democratic tenor of the criticism of Australian policy is troubling
    In prior posts, I argued that Australia’s covid policy can be criticized, but that it cannot simply be dismissed on the grounds that it is “authoritarian”.  Here I will argue that some criticism of Australian covid policy has a distinct and tr…
    - 15 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 3:06pm -
  • newPolluting the Atmosphere for Free
    Coming to a Close?, Quartz, Michael J. Coren & Clarisa Diaz Quartz has an article up on Carbon emissions which I found interesting. It is explaining why natural gas prices are increasing. Taking from the Quartz article, a few segments. The price of…
    - 15 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 2:30pm -
  • newNatural Gas prices at a 7 1/2 year high
    Focus on Fracking: natural gas prices at a 7 1/2 year high; US crude supplies at a 23 month low, gasoline supplies at a 22 month low, Blogger RJS Natural gas prices also rose during the holiday shortened week as three-fourths of Gulf production still…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 1:20pm -
  • newIndustrial production now exceeds pre-pandemic level
    Industrial production now exceeds pre-pandemic level Industrial production, the King of Coincident Indicators, was reported this morning for August and was positive in a particularly significant way. Total production increased 0.4% in August, and the…
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:49am -
  • Supplies of US crude at a 23 month low and gasoline at a 22 month low
    “US crude supplies at a 23 month low, gasoline supplies at a 22 month low,” Focus on Fracking, Blogger and Commenter RJS The Latest US Oil Supply and Disposition Data from the EIA US oil data from the US Energy Information Administration for the…
    - 1 day ago 15 Sep 21, 11:14pm -
  • A more “normal” consumer inflation reading for August belies damage to the economy going forward
    A more “normal” consumer inflation reading for August belies damage to the economy going forward Inflation, along with the expiration of the emergency pandemic payment, is one of the two big threats to this expansion. This morning August consumer…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 1:11pm -
  • Lodestar
    Time was when the future could be and was read from the tea leaves of the past. Elders, old-timers, and other records could tell us what to expect in the way of weather. That wasn’t so long ago. Today, all we have to go on is the scientific models.…
    - 2 days ago 14 Sep 21, 11:09pm -
  • On the downside of the Delta wave, vaccinations make all the difference
    Coronavirus dashboard for September 13: on the downside of the Delta wave, vaccinations make all the difference With each passing day, it becomes increasingly likely that the peak of the Delta wave was just before Labor Day. We’ll probably get a po…
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 21, 3:35pm -

The Burning Platform

  • newShocker(Not!): Milley Committed Treason
    Via Gen Z Conservative Two phone calls by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to his Chinese counterpart, promising a U.S. military standdown in event of war, constitute the treasonous behavior America’s Conservative Voice has learned that a…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:12am -
  • newBiden: “This Is Not About Freedom”… And Here Come Vaccine Passports To Prove It
    Via Blue State Conservative Passports instead of freedom If the flu prevention injection program is about health, why are the illegal immigrants not being given the injection when they cross the border? This crisis in our way of life has shown a true…
    - 6 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:29pm -
  • newJust how badly did vaccine failure surprise Fauci?
    Guest Post by Alex Berenson This badly: on May 20 (May!) he said the US might be able to eliminate Sars-Cov-2 entirely. Three months later he was begging for boosters double-quick. True story. Let’s go to the videotape! On May 20, Dr. Anthony S. Fa…
    - 9 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 8:28pm -
  • newCDC Cautions Against Taking The Red Pill
    Via The Babylon Bee ATLANTA, GA—The CDC has cautioned Americans against taking the red pill, as it can lead to severe side effects such as “realizing the truth about the way our society is manipulated by the elites” and “spending all your tim…
    - 10 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:39pm -
  • newIdaho doctor reports a ‘20 times increase’ of cancer in vaccinated patients
    Hat tip Flash Via Life Site News ‘Post-vaccine, what we are seeing is a drop in your killer T-cells, in your CD8 cells,” said Dr. Ryan Cole. BOISE, Idaho  (LifeSiteNews) — A doctor has found an increase in cancers since the COVID-19 inoculatio…
    - 10 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:30pm -
  • newSomehow they STILL can’t understand why nobody trusts the system
    Guest Post by Simon Black If you’ve never heard of ‘Doug the Pug’, you’re apparently in the minority. Count me in that group too, because I had to Google him. Unsurprisingly, I found out that Doug the Pug… is a dog. He also has a massive so…
    - 12 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 6:27pm -
  • newWhen Does Inevitable Become Imminent?
    Jared Dillian’s “The 10th Man” article, “Coming Apart” grabbed my attention: “ZeroHedge is fond of saying: ‘On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.’ Let me add Dillian’s corollary to that: On a long…
    - 13 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 4:33pm -
  • newLeaked Zoom Video Exposes Hospital Officials Discussing COVID-19 Scare Tactics
    Authored by Matt McGregor via The Epoch Times, A leaked Zoom conference reveals a doctor questioning how to increase the count of COVID-19 patient numbers on the hospital’s dashboard report. The media outlet National File said it obtained the rec…
    - 14 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 3:34pm -
  • newDoug Casey on the Next “Crisis” the Global Elite Have Planned
    Via International Man International Man: Every year, the international ruling class—the most influential world leaders, CEOs of big corporations, top academics, and even celebrities—come together at Davos. They discuss topics that interest them a…
    - 15 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 3:27pm -
  • newCOVID Propaganda Roundup: The ‘Safe and Effective’ Narrative Implodes
    by Ben Bartee via The Daily Bell The latest updates on the “new normal” – chronicling the lies, distortions, and abuses by the ruling class. Gaslighting 101: CDC, Merriam-Webster Quietly Changed Definition of ‘Vaccine’ Overnight in 2021 “…
    - 15 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 3:18pm -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • 20 Years Ago Today on September 11...
    ... I was in Manhattan on a business trip from Seattle.  Ironically, I was running an aviation-related startup and in town to try to convince my investors to fund a new round based on improvements in the commercial aviation business.   Perhaps the…
    - 5 days ago 11 Sep 21, 8:14pm -
  • Back When The ACLU Actually Stood Up For Civil Rights, Rather Than Shilling for Totalitarianism
    This article by Glenn Greenwald on the ACLU's response to COVID is simply remarkable.  I won't even try to excerpt it.  Suffice it to say that barely a decade ago, the ACLU actually was concerned about individual rights being trashed by coercive go…
    - 9 days ago 7 Sep 21, 11:39pm -
  • Update on The Phoenix Light Rail Fail: @valleymetro FY 2021 Report
    The previous annual installment in this series was here. Well, the Phoenix light rail system has hit new levels of fail that even I could not have projected.  Here are the annual numbers updated for the most recent report: Yes, I know that supporter…
    - 9 days ago 7 Sep 21, 6:13pm -
  • Texas Republicans Want to Be Creepy Totalitarians Just Like Their Blue State Counterparts
    Just as Republicans were starting to successfully cast themselves as an alternative to blue state COVID totalitarianism, Republicans in Texas decide to dabble in a bit of creepy statism themselves.  I am going to stay away from the abortion issues i…
    - 16 days ago 1 Sep 21, 3:53pm -
  • A Couple of Thoughts on Medical Studies Given Recent Experience
     Here is the iron law of medical -- in fact all scientific -- studies in the modern world: most do not replicate.  This has always been true of studies that supposedly find some link between doing [thing we enjoy] and cancer.  This of course does…
    - 17 days ago 31 Aug 21, 5:28pm -
  • Australia and COVID Zero: What Was The Long-Term Plan?
    Five years or so ago I remember it was a popular social media poll question in this country to ask where one would live if they could not live in the US.  I remember that Australia and New Zealand were often near the top of the lists.  Which leads…
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  • Crazy Government Responses to COVID Part 3: The Wrong Metrics
    It should not be surprising that any roundup I do of problems with COVID response would include a chapter on metrics -- I am a very strong believer that metrics and incentives live at the very heart of most private and public organizational failures.…
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  • Afghanistan Was Always Going to End This Way
    I understand that Afghanistan is falling into what is sure to be a heart-breaking mess as the Taliban quickly rolls up the country in a way that is quite reminiscent of South Vietnam falling to the North in the 1970s.   The rapid collapse of the Af…
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  • Crazy Government Responses to COVID Part 2: Feelz Before Facts
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  • Crazy Government Responses to COVID Part 1: Understanding Incentives
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  • newAustralia and New Zealand Move in Opposite Directions
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    - 18 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 12:24pm -
  • China Disappoints, but the Yuan Remains Strong
    Overview: The sixth decline of the S&P 500 in the past seven sessions set a negative tone for equity trading in the Asia Pacific region, and the poor Chinese data did not help matters.  News that China's troubled Evergrande would miss next week's i…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 11:46am -
  • Is it Really all about US CPI?
    Overview:  The markets are in a wait-and-see mode, it appears, ahead of the US CPI figures, as it absorbs bond supply from Europe and monitors the potential restructuring of China's Evergrande.  A new storm may hit US oil and gas in the Gulf befor…
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  • How (Not) to Win Friends and Influence People
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    - 3 days ago 13 Sep 21, 8:32pm -
  • The Week Ahead
    Don't let the US holiday on Monday distract you.  The first full week of September is jam-packed.  The highlights include the ECB meeting and China's inflation.  The Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of Canada also meet.  The Bank of Russia…
    - 5 days ago 12 Sep 21, 2:33pm -
  • The In-Between Week
    The US employment data and the ECB meeting are behind us, and the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan, Bank of England, and Norway's Norges Bank lie ahead.  The Norges Bank is likely to be the first central bank from a high-income country to raise rates…
    - 5 days ago 12 Sep 21, 11:48am -
  • Don't Resist the Dollar's Pull Ahead of the FOMC Meeting
    The US dollar enjoyed a firmer bias last week despite the disappointing jobs growth reported on September 3.  The Norwegian krone was the only major currency that gained against the greenback.  Brent was less than a quarter of a dollar firmer, so t…
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  • The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse
    To say we live in difficult times is not to belabor the obvious or be trite.  The four horsemen of our apocalypse are well known.  The pandemic is still with us in a profound way, and many developing countries do not have access to sufficient vacc…
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 21, 1:08pm -
  • Frenemies Talk, but Progess is Elusive
    Overview: The US dollar is paring this week's gains, retreating against most of the major and emerging market currencies today amid a risk-on mood.  Inconclusive talks between Biden and Xi, the first direct communication in more than six months, an…
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  • Don't Make a Fetish Out of What may be a Minor Change in the Pace of ECB Bond Buying
    Overview: Yesterday's retreat in US indices was part of and helped further this bout of profit-taking.  The MSCI Asia Pacific Index ended an eight-day advance yesterday and fell further today.  Japanese indices, which had set multiyear highs, fell…
    - 8 days ago 9 Sep 21, 12:37pm -

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    This is the 10th most popular coin to trade in the world...The post Imagine penny stocks, but with even higher capacity and less regulation appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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Shadow Stats

  • Flash Commentary No, 1460b
    (SGS Subscription required) • Fundamentals Could Not Be Stronger for Gold and Silver, nor Weaker for the U.S. Dollar and Stocks, Despite Fed or Market Nonsense to the Contrary • There Is No V-Shaped Recovery • Battered, Non-Recovered May 2021…
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  • Flash Commentary No. 1460a
    • Benchmarked Industrial Production Revised Sharply Lower; Both Manufacturing and Mining Were Hit Hard • New Numbers Indicate the Economy Was in a Deepening Recession, Well Before the Pandemic Shutdown and Collapse • Old Numbers Showed Produc…
    - 31 May 21, 11:07pm -
  • Benchmark Commentary No. 1459
    • Intractable and Deteriorating Conditions Still Signal No Imminent Economic Recovery, Irrespective of Some Bounces in March Activity Against Weather-Driven February Collapses • Monthly Annual and Post-Pandemic Payroll Declines Have Stabilized A…
    - 21 Apr 21, 9:15am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1458
    • January 2021 Manufacturing Declined Year-to-Year for the 19th Consecutive Month, Still in the Downturn Induced by the FOMC 15 Months Before the Pandemic Collapse • Where January 2021 Year-to-Year Manufacturing Contracted by 1.0% (-1.0%), It Al…
    - 24 Feb 21, 9:59am -
  • 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…
    - 16 Feb 21, 3:21am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1456
    • Fourth-Quarter 2020 Annualized Real GDP Growth of 4.0% Was as Expected, Slowing from the Record 33.4% Third-Quarter Pandemic Rebound • Full-Year 2020 Annual GDP Decline of 3.5% (-3.5%) Was the Deepest Since the 1946 Post-World War II Economic…
    - 1 Feb 21, 9:45am -
  • Economic Commentary, Issue No. 1455
    • Key Monthly Economic Numbers Turned Negative Anew in Fourth-Quarter 2020 • Narrowing Annual Declines in October and November Payrolls Stalled at 6.0% (-6.0%), But the Year-to-Year Drop in December 2020 Payrolls Deepened to 6.2% (-6.2%) • An…
    - 28 Jan 21, 3:03pm -
  • Economic Commentary No. 1454
    • Deepening Economic Woes and Soaring Inflation Ahead • Underlying Economic and Labor Numbers through November Indicate Contracting or Flattening Fourth-Quarter 2020 GDP, Well Shy of Economic Recovery • On Top of Downside Revisions, Declining…
    - 30 Dec 20, 12:58am -
  • Economic Commentary No. 1453
    • Four Million Unemployed People Are Missing from the Headline Labor Force • Pandemic-Disrupted U.3 Unemployment Effectively Was 9.0% in November 2020, Not the Headlined 6.7% • November Unemployment and Payrolls Confirmed Stalled, L-Shaped, N…
    - 15 Dec 20, 1:33am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1452
    • October 2020 Cass Freight Index® Turned Positive Year-to-Year, Gaining 2.4% Against an Unusually Sharp, Unseasonable Decline the Year Before • Such Was the First Annual Gain in Freight Activity Since November 2018, When Excessive Fed Tighten…
    - 23 Nov 20, 10:48pm -

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