France’s Ghosts of ’68: General Strike vs. Macron and the Technocrat Elites

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The Paris elites and their enablers may find that the next general strike won’t immobilize Paris, it will strangle Paris from the periphery. Eleven months ago, I posited in The Ghosts of 1968 (2/14/18) that the idealistic hope that mass demonstrations could trigger real reform had expired. The mass demonstrations of the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) in 2018 dramatically reinvigorated… Read More

Barkerville Gold: Quickly De-Risking And Undervalued

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Barkerville Gold (BGMZF, BGM.V) is advancing it Cariboo Gold Project in British Columbia.  The Cariboo Project is a district-scale, massive land package loaded with gold mineralization (over 110 gold-bearing streams on the property).  Osisko Mining took operational control of the Project, with the transition beginning in mid-2015.  Chairman, Sean Roosen, took the old Osisko Mining’s… Read More

As Germany and France Come Apart, So Too Will the EU

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If we follow the logic and evidence presented in these seven points, we are forced to conclude that the fractures in France, Germany and the EU are widening by the day. When is a nation-state no longer a functional state? It’s an interesting question to ask of the European nation-states trapped in the devolving European… Read More

The Decline and Fall of the European Union

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This exhaustion of the neocolonial-neofeudal model was inevitable, and as a result, so too is the decline and fall of the European integration/exploitation project. That a single currency, the euro, would fracture rather than unite Europe was understood long before the euro’s introduction as legal tender on January 1, 2002. The euro, the currency of 19… Read More

Vista Gold: Overlooked And Undervalued

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Vista Gold (VGZ) has a storied history as a junior gold miner.  In 2012 new management, led by CEO, Fred Earnest, took control of the operations and has been advancing the Mt. Todd gold project, which is the largest undeveloped gold project in Australia. Mt. Todd contains nearly 6 million ounces of gold reserve (proven/probable). … Read More

Remember This Friday The 13th – Americans Are More Optimistic About The Stock Market Than They Have Ever Been Before

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Happy days are here again for the U.S. economy – at least temporarily. On Friday, U.S. stocks hit another brand new record high. It seems like we are saying that almost every day lately, and most investors are absolutely thrilled by this seemingly endless surge. Global stocks are surging too – today world stocks hit a new record high for the 4th consecutive day in a row. But of course it isn’t just stock prices that are rising. As the week ended, pretty much everything was up, and we also got some good news about consumer sentiment. According to the new University of Michigan survey that was just released, U.S. consumers are the most optimistic about the economy that they have been since 2004…
The consumer sentiment index, a survey of consumers by The University of Michigan, rose to 101.1 in October, far ahead of the 95 economists polled by Reuters anticipated.
“Consumer sentiment surged in early October, reaching its highest level since the start of 2004,” Richard Curtin, chief econ..