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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Decline of the Anglosphere is the Result of Deliberate Planning
April 26, 2016
Barack Obama and the end of the Anglosphere … When supporters of the Vote Leave campaign sketch out a future for Britain outside the EU, they often point to the Anglosphere of English-speaking nations — bequeathed by Britain’s imperial past. So Barack Oba ...
Dollar Destabilization Helped By Pointing Fingers at Saudi Arabia
April 26, 2016
White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry … The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attacker ...
Government-Sponsored Corporatism Leading to Rise of Populism
April 25, 2016
2016 Campaign’s Populist Tone Rankles America’s CEOs …  Chief executives at big American companies are increasingly frustrated by the populist tone of the presidential campaign, and concerns are mounting in boardrooms and corner offices that anti-busines ...
Gordon Brown Proposes an Int. Children’s Court – How About Shutting Down British Wars First?
April 20, 2016
Proposed world children’s court would punish abuses, slavery … An international court should be set up to punish those responsible for child labor and other forms of abuse against children, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the United Nati ...
Beware the Bull: Equity Boom Has No Basis in Economic Fundamentals
April 19, 2016
For bull, no death throes … On Feb. 11, the day that the S&P 500 hit its correction low point, the financial press was filled with commentary from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen backing away from the possibility of four rate hikes in 2016 . The s ...
Without Fanfare, Financial Privacy Was Wiped Out Last Week in DC
April 18, 2016
Britain and its European allies have announced new rules designed to be a “hammer blow” against tax evasion in direct response to the Panama Papers leak that exposed how the world’s richest and most powerful people hide their wealth from tax authorities. ...
Mexican/US Merger Expands During Campaign Season
April 18, 2016
Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray called … proposal to force the country to pay for a wall along the U.S. border, or face economic consequences if it doesn’t, a kind of diplomatic harassment that’s doomed to fail … Diplomats are mobilizing to assi ...
Christian Newman: College-Age Libertarian Confronts the Academic Beast
April 17, 2016
Christian Newman is a co-host of Newborn Libertarian Podcast, occasional blogger at LewRockwell.com, and likes to re-read the Candlemaker’s Petition for giggles. Follow him on Twitter @AnCapnCrunch. The Daily Bell: We wanted to speak to you because of yo ...
The Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons Fraud
April 15, 2016
John Kerry makes ‘gut-wrenching’ tour of Hiroshima peace park … First US secretary of state to visit atomic bomb memorial says site is ‘harsh reminder of threat of nuclear weapons.’ – CNN ...
Botched Panama Papers Leak Has Unintended Consequences for the Elite
April 14, 2016
Panama Papers reveal London as center of ‘spider’s web’ … As-well as shining a spotlight on the secret financial arrangements of the rich and powerful, the so-called Panama Papers have laid bare London’s role as a vital organ of the world’s tax-have ...
Iceland Reformers’ New Bank Plan Just as Problematic as the Last
April 11, 2016
Revenge of the Vikings — Iceland Will Create Its Own Money … Iceland is taking the money back from the clutches of the private fractional reserve lending cartel.  It’s happened before in history, and with great success, but it has also prompted a violent ...
Transparency International Plots to Strip Global Privacy With Public Registry of Ownership
April 08, 2016
The world is dotted with states and territories that make a specialty of providing services whose purpose is to facilitate ways to hide assets … Not all of what they do is illegal but so much of it is that the whole system needs changing.  – Transparen ...
Stock Market Last Gasp: Could Equities Jump Up Hard?
April 07, 2016
The $1 Trillion Short Underlying Stocks’ Spring … Short interest reaches highest level since 2008 despite gains … Level is contrarian bullish, sets up powerful rally, says BofA … A funny thing has happened in the U.S. stock market, where rather ...
Protect Yourself Against Those Running the World’s Economy for Your ‘Benefit’
April 06, 2016
IMF warns of emerging market risk to U.S. stock markets  … Major emerging markets, led by China, are increasingly likely to spread fear to financial markets, leading to poor stock performance in the U.S. and other developed countries, the International Monet ...
Anthony Wile: From Personal, Market Preferences to Promising Opportunities
April 03, 2016
Introduction: Anthony Wile is an active investor, business strategist and consultant, financial markets commentator, publisher and author. Having lived and worked in several leading financial centers around the world, he has established an international networ ...
Secret Fed deal abroad spurs stagflation at home
March 30, 2016
Yellen Says Caution in Raising Rates Is ‘Especially Warranted’ …  Fed Chair makes case for go-slow changes with rate near zero … Janet Yellen said it is appropriate for U.S. central bankers to “proceed cautiously” in raising interest rates because ...
Politicians push for war as the way out of economic troubles
March 28, 2016
Tony Blair [in the Sunday Times]: Britain and its western allies must be prepared to send ground troops to “crush” Islamic State forces or risk a terror attack in Europe of “such size and horror” that draconian security measures would have to be introdu ...
Eric Peters: How Government Ruined Cars
March 27, 2016
Eric Peters started out writing about cars for mainstream media outlets such as The Washington Times, Detroit News and Free Press, Investors Business Daily, The American Spectator, National Review, The Chicago Tribune and Wall Street Journal.  At some point, i ...
Covert US Operations Undermine Brazil Olympics
March 25, 2016
The Rio Olympics Could Be the Next Victim of Brazil’s Corruption Scandal … A massive corruption investigation is reaching into construction deals done for the already troubled Rio 2016 … Two multibillion dollar projects linked to the troubled Rio 2016 Oly ...
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