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Mainstream Media Continues to Tear Hillary to Pieces
May 20, 2016
The three biggest mistakes Hillary Clinton is making right now … Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has been on a bit of a losing streak lately. She did pull out a technical victory in the Kentucky primary on Tuesday, but she lost the Oregon ...
Supreme Court Decision Celebrated by Lovers of Big Government
May 19, 2016
The Government Just Got More Powerful. (And That’s a Good Thing.) … Here’s the most important legal principle that you’ve probably never heard of: If a regulation issued by a government agency turns out to be ambiguous, the agency, not the court ...
Gold: Glittering Choice Whether Interest Rates Go Up or Down
May 19, 2016
The Federal Reserve may be eying its next rate hike as soon as this summer. Evidence of a possible June rate hike came Wednesday when minutes from the Fed’s April meeting gave a more upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy. “Most participants judged t ...
Is the Real Brexit Plan to Create a Closer European Union Without Britain?
May 19, 2016
Germany Is Very, Very Tired … The overriding worry is that a vicious cycle has begun: As Germany gets ever more frustrated with Europe’s inability to change, it gets ever less likely to lead, so the change it wants becomes ever less likely to happen. If Bri ...
Zika and Superbugs: Is There Real Cause for Alarm?
May 19, 2016
Zika virus could spread to Europe in coming months, says WHO …  The Zika virus is expected to spread in Europe within the next few months, the World Health Organisation has said, although it has classified the risk of an outbreak at low to moderate … WHO E ...
Why People Don’t Believe in Science
May 18, 2016
In November the magazine published an issue devoted to climate change. Susan Goldberg, editor since 2015, says that afterward she received a congratulatory note from [Rupert] Murdoch, saying he’d “gathered his family around” to read through the important ...
The Pentagon Is Trying (but Failing) to Blame Putin for ISIS
May 18, 2016
Vladimir Putin’s America-Friendly Propaganda About Fighting Terror Just Suffered A Big Blow Putin tries to present himself as the best bet against ISIS. In reality, he’s helped it thrive.  – Huffington Post ...
What They’re Not Telling You About Homeland Security
May 18, 2016
Here’s Why the TSA Is So Terrible … Dozens of people were stranded overnight when the long security lines caused people to miss their flights.  Nor is this an anomaly. The problem is occurring all around the country at busy airports.  – Bloomberg Vi ...
Death Threats to FEC Bureaucrat Show How the Internet is Changing Regard for Authority
May 18, 2016
First Came the Drudge Link. Then the Death Threats. Ann Ravel was a relatively unknown government official, until her words got featured on the Drudge Report. Soon, the trolls were screaming at her to drop dead. – Center for Public Integrity ...
Propaganda Helps Push More Toward TSA Tracking Program
May 17, 2016
Five questions about extremely long airport security lines Scott Mayerowitz … Already faced with lines that snake through terminals out to the curb, fliers are bracing for long waits at security in the busy months of July and August. Some major airports are c ...
Gun Control Aims to Disarm the People, Not Save Lives
May 17, 2016
It’s impossible, in this day and age, to pick up a stranger’s password-protected mobile phone and send a text. It’s easy to steal anyone’s gun and fire away … So President Barack Obama wants the government to assist in the development ...
Billionaires Buy Gold as Stagflation Triggers Demand
May 17, 2016
Billionaire Soros Cuts U.S. Stocks by 37%, Buys Gold … George Soros cut his firm’s investments in U.S. stocks by more than a third in the first quarter and bought a $264 million stake in the world’s biggest bullion producer Barrick Gold Corp. -Bloomberg ...
Dump Hillary? Clinton Slammed Yet Again By Mainstream Media
May 16, 2016
This is one weak nominee: Hillary Clinton’s problem isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s Hillary Clinton … -Salon ...
How Merkel’s Germany Helped Build the Nationalism She Now Warns Against
May 16, 2016
Merkel warns of return to nationalism unless EU protects borders  … German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged European leaders to protect EU borders or risk a “return to nationalism” as the continent battles its worst migration crisis sin ...
World War III? Pentagon Sends Troops to Libya  
May 16, 2016
U.S. military upping anti-ISIS activity in Libya …  The Pentagon is slightly expanding its efforts to counter ISIS activity in Libya, sending in small teams of troops to try to establish relationships with groups that may be able to form a new nationwide gov ...
China No Enemy of the West as Recent Regulatory and Diplomatic Moves Show
May 16, 2016
China asks Britain for advice on creating financial super-regulator … China has asked Britain for advice on plans to create a financial super-regulator, as it looks to improve financial oversight following last year’s stock market crash, sources with kn ...
As Predicted, Trump’s harsh Rhetoric Reignites Mexican-American Embrace
May 14, 2016
Mexico fights back against ‘The Clown’ …  Mexican officials are pursuing a counteroffensive to Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, reaching out to U.S. business leaders, looking at ways to better use social media, and even encouraging qualified Me ...
Homeland Security Creates Travel Havoc to Force People Into Precheck Programs
May 14, 2016
Patience Urged as Airport Security Lines  … Travelers across the country have endured lengthy security lines, some snaking up and down escalators, or through food courts, and into terminal lobbies. At some airports, lines during peak hours have topped 90 min ...
Signs from Mainstream Media that Clinton’s Campaign Might be Over
May 13, 2016
Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ label may stick … Donald Trump dispatched his Republican rivals by branding each one with an insulting but memorable nickname … As the general election campaign nears, Trump has settled on a label for the likely D ...
Canada Attacks Anti-Vacciners, But Campaign Is Too Little, Too Late
May 13, 2016
Ontario parents who object to vaccines could be forced to take a class in science of immunization … Parents in Ontario seeking a non-medical exemption to public-school immunization laws will soon have to take a course in the subject first.  – National Post ...
Western Authorities Protest Over Lack of Respect for Global Justice
May 13, 2016
Western envoys in Uganda walk out of Museveni swearing-in 12 May 2016  … The swearing-in ceremony was the fifth since President Museveni took power in 1986 Western delegations attending the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni have walked out of ...
As Predicted, Brazil and its Olympics Embroiled in CIA Fallout
May 13, 2016
The Coup Plot That Seeks to Oust Brazil’s President  … Russia Blames ‘Foreign Interference’ for Brazil Coup  …  CIA has an extensive record of carrying out covert operations around the globe aimed at destabilizing governments that refus ...
The One Thing Trump Needs to Accept in Order to Win the Presidency
May 12, 2016
Republicans Pray Trump Will ‘Evolve’ on Foreign Policy … Donald Trump may eventually find some common ground with Congress on economics, but there’s less hope for unity between the Republicans and their presumptive presidential nominee when it c ...
When Central Banks are Forced to do What They Hate…
May 12, 2016
Central banks are loading up on gold … This has been a great year for gold.  The precious metal is up 19%, and recently crossed $1,300 per ounce for the first time in 15 months before pulling back into the $1,265 area. – Yahoo, Business Insider ...
IMF: A Corrupt Cop Policing Corruption
May 12, 2016
Global corruption costs trillions in bribes, lost growth …  Public sector corruption siphons $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion annually from the global economy in bribes and costs far more in stunted economic growth, lost tax revenues and sustained poverty, the I ...
Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money
May 11, 2016
Indian central bank governor says helicopter money no panacea … Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday that he had doubts “helicopter money”, or free cash given directly to citizens to stimulate growth, would be successful if ...
China’s Landing Will Not End Softly
May 11, 2016
Why China Is Prone to Bubbles  … The only sure way for China to prevent new bubbles is to tighten credit, slow money growth and allow risk to price assets properly. If the government keeps stepping in to prevent falling prices and to bail out banks or other ...
Two Powerful, Simple Facts Giving Gold a Major Boost
May 11, 2016
Bloomberg Singer Says Gold Rally Just Beginning as Goldman Sees Losses … Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer said that gold’s best quarter in 30 years is probably just the beginning of a rebound as global investors — including Stan Druckenmille ...
Is Donald Trump Following in Thomas Jefferson’s Footsteps?
May 10, 2016
Fault lines: GOP civil war deepens … Donald Trump is poised to breeze through another round of primary contests this week — while the Republican Party splinters around him. Trump’s ascent to the top of the GOP, which was capped last week with Ted ...
Anonymous Panama Papers Source Speaks Out, Demands More Government Action
May 09, 2016
Panama Papers source breaks silence over ‘scale of injustices’ … Whistleblower says leak of 11.5m Mossack Fonseca files on offshore tax havens has triggered debate but not enough action. –UK Guardian ...
This is what governments do to people who try to change the world
May 09, 2016
Creator of online money Liberty Reserve gets 20 years in prison … Before the virtual currency Bitcoin there was Liberty Reserve — and its founder just got sentenced to 20 years in prison. Arthur Budovsky, 42, ran an online digital money business out of ...
Clinton Email Case Further Undermines Confidence in the US Justice System
May 06, 2016
Clinton email evidence so far doesn’t suggest intent to break law, officials say … Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential ...
First Tea Party, Now Trump: Battle Against Globalization Gains Strength
May 06, 2016
Republicans can drag democracy down with them … US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in South Bend, Indiana Donald Trump’s pending presidential nomination has confirmed what many have argued for years: The Republican Party is not ...
Don’t Trust Politics to Change Your Life, Trust Yourself
May 05, 2016
Glenn Reynolds: Don’t let U.S. become next Rome … Entrenched political elites will sacrifice anything to retain power, including their own country…. As you vote, remember that the more resources you put under the control of the political class, the mo ...
The Death Knell of the Constitutional Republic
May 05, 2016
The president claims that Congress’s authorizations in 2001 and 2002 for the wars against Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein can be stretched to cover his current campaign [against ISIS]. – The New York Times ...
They’re Lying to You About Peak Oil, and Making a Fortune in the Process
May 05, 2016
The end of oil as we know it … Oil has crashed.  But a short-term drop in the price of oil is nothing compared with the end of demand for oil as we know it.  The more extreme scenario is what Bernstein Research is now talking about. Energy analyst Neil Beve ...
Trump Irony: Candidacy May Unify U.S. with Mexico
May 04, 2016
Ted Cruz drops bid for Republican nomination, clearing path for Trump … Ted Cruz suspended his US presidential campaign on Tuesday after a crushing defeat in Indiana’s primary, leaving the way clear for Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee.  – U ...
Obama’s Climate Change Rhetoric to Displace Louisiana Community
May 04, 2016
In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems.One of those grants, $48 million for Isle de Je ...
The World Bank Wants You to be Panicked About Water
May 04, 2016
Water shortages will deliver ‘severe hit’ to world by 2050 – World Bank … Global water shortages are taking their toll. The World Bank has issued a stark warning that the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia will receive a particularly “severe hit” ...
Leaked TTIP Papers Show Dawn of a New Authoritarian Epoch
May 03, 2016
Leaked papers show ‘unsurprising’ TTIP disagreements: Dutch trade minister BusinessEurope May 2, 2016    The lack of agreement between the US and Europe on a controversial trade agreement is unsurprising, Dutch trade minister Lilian Ploumen said on Monda ...
Obama Heartily Laughs About Dropping Bombs on Civilians
May 03, 2016
But I have to say, it’s great, it looks like you’re really enjoying your last year of the presidency. Saw you hanging out with NBA players like Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. That was cool. That was cool, yeah. You know it kinda makes sense, too, becau ...
Individuals, Not Governments, Drive Scientific Progress
May 03, 2016
Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?  Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world’s biggest atom smasher — best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago — starts whirring again to churn out data that may confirm cautious ...
Puerto Rico Default Bruises Dollar, Boosts Gold
May 02, 2016
Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners, said on Wednesday it is a good time to dip into U.S. Treasuries in the wake of their sell-off.  “It is impossible to get the timing of anything exactly right. You have to ask yourself, ...
Predictions of a Worldwide Drought May Mean Big Profits
May 02, 2016
The world will run out of fresh drinking water by 2050 because of the Western world’s meat centered diet, according to a secret report just released on WikiLeaks.  Nestle executives, concerned about the company’s future in a world threatened by climate cha ...
Oil’s Surge, Then Collapse – And How to Profit Now
May 02, 2016
Overall, the ongoing rise in supply would be adequate to satisfy the growth in oil demand in 2H14, resulting in a well-balanced market – OPEC Forecast, June 2014 (right before oil price collapse) Oil prices have plummeted 70 percent from highs in June 201 ...
Rise of the Global Citizen: BBC Poll Finds New Way to Polarize Society
April 29, 2016
Identity 2016: ‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll suggests  … People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll. The trend is particularly marked in emerging economies, wh ...
Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy.
April 29, 2016
One day we’re saving the banks; the next day we’re saving the auto industry; the next day we’re trying to see whether we can have some impact on the housing market. – President Barack Obama ...
This Index is Screaming a U.S. Dollar Decline
April 28, 2016
The dollar has an opportunity to make history. After three straight years of gains, strategists are forecasting the US currency will be a world beater again in 2016, strengthening against seven of 10 developed world peers by the end of the year.  – Medi ...
What Brexit Supporters Have Wrong About the Origins of the EU
April 28, 2016
The European Union always was an American project.  It was Washington that drove European integration in the late 1940s, and funded it covertly under the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.  – Telegraph ...
German Electric Car Conundrum: the Campaign to Kill Diesel
April 28, 2016
Germany to launch 1 billion-euro discount scheme for electric car buyers …Germany is set to launch a new incentive scheme worth about 1 billion euros ($1 billion) to get more consumers buying electric cars as it struggles to meet a target of bringing 1 millio ...
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