Two Blondes, Two Fates

From the Slope of Hope: Earlier this week, my son asked me a sincere question: “How come Marissa Mayer got $200 million by screwing up Yahoo?” It was a good question, and one I had trouble answering at first, because I’d like him to think that there’s some level of fairness, meritocracy, and sensibility to this world of ours. […]

Here's Who NATO Will Probably Be Fighting If There's A World War III

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org, Russia recently said it would support Iran’s bid to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an emerging economic and political alliance led by China. This Shanghai Bloc was originally formed in 1996 before it was rebranded in 2001. Its membership includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Last year, India […]

You Can't Buy Love… But You Can Rent It

According to the Digital Market Outlook (DMO) by Statista, the country with the largest share of adults paying for a dating service is the United States. You will find more statistics at Statista As Statista's Martin Armstrong details, at 26.4 percent, over a quarter of Americans are spending their money on trying to find love (or a […]

Will Trump Release The Missing JFK Files?

Authored by Philip Shenon via Politico.com, The nation’s conspiracy-theorist-in-chief is facing a momentous decision. Will President Donald Trump allow the public to see a trove of thousands of long-secret government files about the event that, more than any other in modern American history, has fueled conspiracy theories – the 1963 assassination of President John F. […]

The Rise Of The Generals

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals? So it would seem. Candidate Trump held out his hand to Vladimir Putin. He rejected further U.S. intervention in Syria other than to smash ISIS. He spoke of getting out and staying out of the misbegotten Middle East wars […]

Meet The Machine-Gun Wielding Robots And 'HyperSubs' Of Modern Warfare

When the U.S. Marines and Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 over 200,000 Allied forces lost their lives in a matter of weeks. Now, courtesy of some futuristic military technology, “storming a beach” can be done from a completely remote location with some machine-gun wielding robots and not a single human […]

The Real Barack Obama Is Finally Exposed To Everyone

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, There is no reason for the Democratic Party to exist.– Jimmy Dore I’ve been surprised by the number of people who lived in total denial about who Barack Obama actually was throughout his entire administration, suddenly pointing out the ethical and demoralizing implications of his recent decision to accept […]

11 Reasons Why U.S. Economic Growth Is The Worst That It Has Been In 3 Years

Those that were predicting that the U.S. economy would be flying high by now have been proven wrong.  U.S. GDP grew at the worst rate in three years during the first quarter of 2017, and many are wondering if this is the beginning of a major economic slowdown.  Of course when we are dealing with […]

Bank of England Gold Vaults Bled 1500 Tonnes of Gold over 2013-2016 New Data Shows

Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com An article in February on BullionStar’s website titled “A Chink of Light into London’s Gold Vaults?” discussed an upcoming development in the London Gold Market, namely that both the Bank of England (BoE) and the commercial gold vault providers in London planned to begin publishing regular data on the quantity […]

The Long, Withdrawing Roar of American Capitalism

This post The Long, Withdrawing Roar of American Capitalism appeared first on Daily Reckoning. “The Fed’s remedies are likely to lead straight to the kind of depression the Fed set out to avoid in the first place.” So warned Jim Rickards in his 2011 runaway best-seller, Currency Wars. In fact, Jim argued the “new Depression” […]

Gold hostage to stocks

Gold has had a wild ride since Trump’s surprise election win in early November.  This metal first plunged then surged, ultimately making little headway.  It wasn’t until mid-April that gold regained its pre-election levels.  This overall lackluster gold action was confounding given all the mounting uncertainties.  But it once again highlights that gold investment demand […]

Debunking the French Report on Syrian Chemical Weapons

The French government released a report blaming the Syrian government for this month’s chemical weapons incident. The report states: According  to  the  intelligence  obtained  by  the  French  services,  the  process  of  synthesizing  sarin,  developed  by  the  Scientific  Studies  and  Research  Centre  (SSRC)  and employed by the Syrian armed forces and security services, involves the use […]

Tesla's Musk Aspires To Create A "Counter For Skynet"

Authored by Soren K Group via MarketSlant.com, Elon Musk wants to hook up your Brain to Neuralink's Computer We can't help but note the lower Tesla Stock goes, the more brilliant and long term Elon Musk's ideas become. We have made our opinion clear several times on Musk's corporate shell game. But we are not naive. […]

Economic Demise Breeds Public Unrest

The Government reported its “advance” estimate of first quarter 2017 GDP today.  The data-monkeys at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the economy grew at just 0.7% annualized in Q1.  This is down from the alleged 2.1% annualized growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2016.  It was also 36% below the 1.1% forecast […]

What Gary Cohn And Steve Mnuchin Really Said About Trump's Canadian "Trade War"

For the past two days everyone has been scrambling to try to figure out the reasoning behind Trump’s latest flip-flop on NAFTA.  Speculation and rumors behind the controversial flip, which is sure to annoy some of his most ardent supporters, have ranged from Trump being convinced by Wilbur Ross that it would result in massive […]

Weekend Reading: Trumponomics – End Of 100 Days

Authord by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, On election night, my friend Jessica and I were standing in the studios of Fox News in Houston as the ready to provide “color commentary” as the Presidential election proceeded. The newsroom was highly electric with reporters rushing back and forth grabbing the latest data as it poured in. […]

Are Fed Officials Throwing Main Street Under The Bus?

Via Birch Gold Group, Earlier this month, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker was forced to resign after admitting that he leaked confidential information to the financial press. And Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer just gave a closed-door meeting to high level industry insiders. Are Fed officials brokering info under the table? If so, what does […]

Don't Show President Trump This Chart

It's been (almost) 100 days and stocks are higher, hype is at its peak, hope remains higher-ish… there's just one problem, real economic data is collapsing…   As today's Q1 GDP proved, relying on 'hope' and 'soft' data to lift a 'real' economy is simply a false narrative…   How will that translate into Making […]