Nomura Spots A Key Risk In Today's Fed Message That "Most Are Not Aware Of"

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As discussed last night, going into today’s Fed decision there is a concern among traders that, as Nomura’s Charlie McElligott recaps today, it will be difficult for the Fed to not sound somewhat “hawkish” (relatively-speaking) and disappoint “doved-up” markets expectations following the recent policy outlook shift and the subsequent engineered market rally since the Dec… Read More

Colombia Says It's Puzzled Over John Bolton's "5,000 Troops To Colombia" Note

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Colombia is downplaying Monday’s incident in which US national security advisor John Bolton perhaps inadvertently flashed the contents a yellow notepad he was holding during a White House press briefing to reveal handwritten text “5,000 troops to Colombia,” which was picked up by photographers. The words were seen scribbled behind “Afghanistan – welcome the talks” in apparent notes made… Read More

"5,000 Troops To Colombia" To Quell Venezuela Crisis? John Bolton Flashes Notepad Contents At Briefing

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During a Monday White House press briefing national security adviser John Bolton was photographed carrying a notepad — presumably as he was fresh out of a national security meeting — and one of the things which appears to be handwritten on the pad is “5,000 troops to Colombia”. The contents of the notepad were spotted almost immediately by multiple journalists… Read More

Huawei, 5G and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, by Godfree Roberts

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Wireless carriers around the world are sprinting to adopt 5G networks to power self-driving cars, virtual reality and smart cities. We’re talking about billions of devices on the same network, not just millions. First-adopter countries embracing 5G could sustain more than a decade of competitive advantage. Countries that adopt 5G first are expected to experience… Read More

58,000 Non-Citizens Voted In Texas State Elections, 95,000 Registered According To Attorney General

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According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, the Texas Department of Public Safety has identified 58,000 non-US citizens who have voted in at least one Texas election since 1996, reports NBCDFW.  Photo: The Patriot Post What’s more, 95,000 non-citizens are registered to vote in Texas according to the DPS.  “Texas law allows lawfully present… Read More

Snopes Refuses To Correct Nathan Phillips "Stolen Valor" Fact Check; Google, Facebook Promote Disinfo

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Snopes is refusing to set the record straight about Nathan Phillips, the Native American at the center of the Covington High School student controversy.  Phillips, who turned out to be the Maytag Man instead of a “Recon Ranger,” has stolen valor for years – falsely claiming in interviews to have been deployed to Vietnam – before carefully changing his… Read More

Was CNN Tipped Off By FBI Ahead Of Stone Arrest?

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The pre-dawn arrest of former Trump adviser Roger Stone in connection with the Mueller investigation has many scratching their heads over how it went down. Not only did the FBI surprise Stone at 6am Friday morning with a knock on his door – as opposed to simply notifying his attorney and letting Stone turn himself… Read More

More Fake News Exposed As Media Lies About Catholic Kids, Native American Debacle

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Authored by Robby Soave via Reason.com, ‘Journalists’ who uncritically accepted Nathan Phillips’ story got this completely wrong… Partial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing a Native American veteran after the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday quickly went viral, provoking widespread condemnation of the kids on social media. Various media… Read More

Taibbi: Has The Government Legalized Secret Defense Spending?

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Excerpted from RollingStone.com, authored by Matt Taibbi, While a noisy Supreme Court fight captivated America last fall, an obscure federal accounting body quietly approved a system of classified money-moving… October 4th, 2018, was a busy news day. The only thing that did not make the news was an announcement by a little-known government body called the Federal… Read More

Palladium prices still aren’t high enough: David Fickling

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Platinum’s lesser-known cousin keeps going from strength to strength. Palladium, once considered an unattractive byproduct of platinum mining until the rise of catalytic converters in the 1970s, is hitting new records. Spot metal peaked at an all-time high $1,344.41 a troy ounce Wednesday. Over the past month, it’s been more costly than gold, which hasn’t… Read More

Escalation: US Slaps Export Ban On Huawei's Silicon Valley Subsidiary

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Despite the first round of US-China trade talks reportedly reaching an “optimistic” conclusion as the two sides made progress on a number of issues – including China’s controversial officially-sanctioned IP theft – the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the US is continuing its crackdown on Huawei Technologies by prohibiting a US-based Huawei subsidiary… Read More