Is War Between U.S. And China Brewing In The South China Sea?

Authored by James Holbrooks via, Adding fuel to an already highly combustible situation in Southeast Asia, Reuters reported Tuesday that China has “largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea,” and that the Asian superpower “can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware […]

Settle Mayor Files Lawsuit Over 'Sanctuary City' Funding; Blasts Trump's "War On Cities"

Ed Murray, the Mayor of the city of Seattle, has just launched yet another federal lawsuit against the Trump administration’s threat to withhold federal grants to so-called “sanctuary cities,” citing the 10th Amendment that deals with states’ rights.  Murray also took to his bully pulpit to blast the Trump administration’s “war on cities” while simultaneously […]

James Comey's Secret Twitter Account Reveals He Likes Main Stream Media Shills

Gizmodo did some digging into comments by James Comey, who said he had secret Instagram and Twitter accounts, with great success. The writer, Ashley Feinberg, surmised that his Twitter account had to be @projectexile7. Project Exile happens to be a federal program that James Comey helped develop when he was a U.S. attorney living in […]

South Korea's Ex-President Park Arrested On Bribery Charges

After being formally impeached just three weeks ago, former South Korea President Park Geun-hye was arrested on Friday in connection with a corruption scandal that led to her removal from office, Yonhap reports. The Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant to detain Park on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government […]

Energy Sector; Two Thirds chance they rally here

Below looks at the performance of the S&P 500 Sectors, looking back 5-years. The winner for the lowest performance is the Energy Sector (-1.42%). XLE is lagging the S&P 500 by almost 70%, in just 5-years. “Time for them to rally? CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE   Below looks at the Energy ETF (XLE)/S&P 500 ratio […]

Second Foundation: Empire Crumbling

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, In Part One of this article I analyzed the similarities of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy to Strauss & Howe’s Fourth Turning, trying to assess how Donald Trump’s ascension to power fits into the theories put forth by those authors. In Part Two of this article I […]

Recent TSA Molestation Video Proves Americans Have Become Authority Worshipping Slaves

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe TSA treating law-abiding American citizens like livestock for the privilege of boarding a plane has been a festering problem for over a decade. Such demeaning “security” practices represent just one of many […]

Something's Broken In The VIX-Stocks Relationship

The S&P 500 Index and CBOE Volatility Index have historically moved in opposite directions about 80 percent of the time, but that’s changed recently… As Bloomberg reports, both gauges are heading for declines this month, after the two rose in tandem in February. That’s weakened their inverse correlation, sending it to levels not seen since […]

Strong markets struggling at breakout levels of late

The S&P 500, Banks, Small Caps and Transportation indices continue to climb higher, as the long-term trend remains up. The two charts below, look at performance over the past month and how each index is testing long-term breakout levels. The chart below looks at how the above mentioned indices have performed over the past 30-days. […]

Obamacare 'Explosion' Could Come On May 22nd, Here's Why

After a stunning healthcare defeat last week, delivered at the hands of his own party no less, Trump took to twitter to predict the imminent ‘explosion’ of Obamacare. ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) […]

EURUSD, Bond Yields Tumble After ECB Hints At No Tightening

The Euro and European bond yields tumbled this morning after Reuters reported ‘sources’ saying the ECB is wary of fresh policy change (i.e. the expected quasi-tightening) before the June meeting, because it is worried about bond yield spikes. Via Reuters: #ECB POLICYMAKERS WARY OF MAKING FRESH POLICY-MESSAGE SHIFT IN APRIL, WORRIED ABOUT POTENTIAL YIELD SURGE […]

Foundation & Empire – Is Donald Trump 'The Mule'?

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, In Part One of this article I analyzed the similarities of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy to Strauss & Howe’s Fourth Turning, trying to assess how Donald Trump’s ascension to power fits into the theories put forth by those authors. Now I will compare Trump to the […]

New Study Says Robots Took All Of Detroit's Jobs, Not Mexico

As Trump gets ready to renegotiate NAFTA and impose tariffs on companies looking to outsource production to Mexico, a new study from MIT and Boston University suggests that industrial robots, not Mexico, may be the bigger factor contributing to the high levels on unemployment in the Midwest.  Entitled “Robots and Jobs: Evidence From US Labor […]

Morgan Stanley Finds A "Stunning Divergence" In The Economic Data

Since we first highlighted the data, there has been a great deal of attention paid to the post-election divergence between the so-called soft (sentiment) data in the US, and the hard (quantifiable) data. Morgan Stanley's chief equity and rates strategists note "the divergence is stunning."   Upside surprises appear to be completely driven by the […]

This Guy Has Eight Passports

Authored by Simon Black via, A few weeks ago I caught wind of a guy who has citizenships from eight different countries. This “octa-citizen” has passports from Canada, UK, Ireland, Belize, Grenada, Dominica, St. Kitts, and Cape Verde. Let’s be honest– that’s probably way too many. But the concept of acquiring multiple nationalities is […]

Russian Billionaire Blasts AP's "Malicious Lies" Over Manafort Accusations

Oleg Deripaska has slammed an AP report claiming he had dealings with former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort in order to “benefit the Putin government.” The Russian tycoon says he’s ready to take part in “any hearing” in the US Congress on the subject. The AP report claims that Paul Manafort, the former national chairman […]