Kebble nemesis, Mark Wellesley-Wood, passes away suddenly

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MARK Wellesley-Wood, the controversial mining CEO and financier who was long the nemesis of the late Kebbles, Roger and Brett, has suddenly passed away. KEFI Minerals, a UK-listed company of which Wellesley-Wood was chairman, announced Wellesley-Wood’s passing earlier today. “Wellesley-Wood was a gentleman of the highest integrity and discipline, a true professional who made a… Read More

License To Krill: Russian Black-Ops Spy Whale Found In Barents Sea

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Norwegian fisherman encountered what appears to be a Russian-trained beluga whale in the Barents Sea off the northeast coast of Norway on April 25.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Fitted with a camera harness that had Russian markings, the whale kept approaching the fishing boat and “rubbed up against it,” according to NRK and Ars Technica.  The harness was… Read More

Gisellian demurrage currency

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Dr. Keen, I am wondering if you have ever seriously considered issuance of Gisellian currency for countries facing unplayable debt (all of them, as far as I know). The scheme I am imagining would have these govts paying off bonds due with G-currency. Bondholders would then, ASAP, spend it on real items in the economy,… Read More

South Africa's firebrand mine unionist is headed for a showdown

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One of the most polarizing figures in South African mining, union leader Joseph Mathunjwa, has never hesitated to go head-to-head with powerful CEOs. Now he may have to face down the government. Mathunjwa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has upended labor relations in the local mining sector, leading long and crippling strikes as it… Read More

"Massive" Herpes Outbreak Reported At Coachella Music Festival

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People attending the Coachella Music Festival this year are picking up much more than “good vibes” – they are also picking up herpes. According to the herpes tracking app “HerpAlert” there has been a massive outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease in California which is believed to be associated with the Coachella Music Festival. HerpAlert is… Read More

New York's "Green New Deal" To Phase Out Red Meat By 50%

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New York City’s recently-approved “Green New Deal” (not to be confused with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s environmental wish-list) will slash the amount of red meat served in municipally-run facilities by half in order to combat climate change, according to Breitbart‘s Josh Caplan.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The $14 billion “Green New Deal” will phase out purchases of processed… Read More

South African government says it intends to de-register AMCU union

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The South African government intends to cancel the registration of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) for not operating according to the Labour Relations Act, a notice in the government gazette said on Wednesday. AMCU, one of the largest trade unions in South Africa’s mining sector, has thousands of members at gold and… Read More

"They're Called Christians": Conservatives Mock Obama, Clinton For Tweets About Sri Lankan 'Easter Worshippers'

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Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are being roundly criticized for their apparently coordinated decision not to use the word ‘Christian’ to describe the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, which targeted three Catholic churches, among other targets. Some even speculated whether Obama’s and Clinton’s decision was intended to undermine the Christian faith… Read More

Surge in Oil Punctures Holiday Markets

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Overview: With many centers closed for the extended holiday, the calm in the global capital markets has been punctuated by reports that the US is considering ending its exemption for eight countries to have bought Iranian oil over the past six months.  The waivers were to end on May 2, but previously it was thought… Read More

The New Worldwide Political Trend: Reparations

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Authored by Laura Valkovic via Liberty Nation, European parliament approves African reparations resolution, ignores ongoing injustice at its own hands… <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The major emotion driving the direction of politics today must be guilt. As moral codes have changed over the centuries, many have come to view Europe’s colonial past as a… Read More

Electric Car-Owners Shocked: New Study Confirms EVs Considerably Worse For Climate Than Diesel Cars

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The Brussel Times reports that a new German study exposes how electric vehicles will hardly decrease CO2 emissions in Europe over the coming years, as the introduction of electric vehicles won’t lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions from highway traffic. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> According to the study directed by Christoph Buchal of… Read More

Spain: Does The Term 'Islamist' Constitute Hate Speech?

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Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, Vox, a fast-rising Spanish populist party, describes itself as is a socially conservative political project aimed at defending traditional Spanish values from the challenges posed by mass migration, multiculturalism and globalism. Vox’s foundational mission statement affirms that the party is dedicated to constitutional democracy, free-market capitalism and… Read More

Anglo steps up defense to repel Agarwal's interest: Telegraph

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Anglo American Plc (LON:AAL) has hired three investment banks to fend off a potential takeover bid from the billionaire owner of Vedanta Resources Ltd (LON:VED), Anil Agarwal, the Telegraph reported, citing unidentified people. Agarwal has previously stated he had no intention to take over the miner, but bankers think he is now working with adviser… Read More

The Wave Of Unicorn IPOs Exposes Silicon Valley's GroupThink

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Authored by Ritech Jain, The wave of unicorn IPOs reveals Silicon Valley’s dangerous groupthink: a dozen unicorns that have listed, or are likely to, posted combined cumulative losses of $47bn. Justification is doctrine of “blitzscaling” in order to conquer “winner-Takes-all” markets. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Source: The Economist Is it different this time?… Read More