Escobar: How New Silk Roads Are Shaping Southwest Asia

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Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Businesses in the Middle East have begun to think ‘Make trade not war’ and being part of China’s Belt and Road scheme Singapore, aiming high for the status of Asia’s unofficial capital, seems like the ideal venue for a conference to discuss how the Middle East could learn a… Read More

Visualizing The 7 Major Flaws Of The Global Financial System

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Since the invention of banking, the global financial system has become increasingly centralized. In the modern system, central banks now control everything from interest rates to the issuance of currency, while government regulators, corporations, and intergovernmental organizations wield unparalleled influence at the top of this crucial food chain. There is no doubt that this centralization… Read More

The 'Disappearing Democrat' Scandal – Part 2

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Authored by Tim Donner via Liberty Nation, This is the second of a two-part series on a massive scandal which has gone largely unreported, based on an interview on Liberty Nation Radiowith Luke Rosiak, author of Obstruction of Justice: How the Deep State Risked National Security to Protect the Democrats. In part one, Mr. Rosiak described how the scandal unfolded… Read More

The Wealthiest And Poorest County In Every U.S. State

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Submitted by Visual Capitalist The average U.S. state is made up of 62 counties. With so many counties spread throughout each state in the nation, it’s not surprising that we can find counties that exemplify almost any part of the American experience. In this case, we’re comparing county-level data to look at the differences in… Read More

“An Unavoidable Global Recession”: The Warnings Get Louder As Worldwide Economic Numbers Continue To Deteriorate

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Economic numbers all over the world continue to get worse, and as you will see below, even New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is now warning of “an unavoidable global recession”.  Unfortunately, most Americans still have absolutely no idea that this is happening.  Most ordinary citizens are still under the impression that everything is going… Read More

Major management shakeup at a changing Apple – The Wall Street Journal

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Apple is shaking up leadership across its services, artificial intelligence, hardware and retail divisions as its iPhone sales growth slows. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required). Source: biznews.com

What A Way To Go? Hackers Can Turn Sex Robots Into Killing Machines, Security Expert Warns

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Authored by John Vibes via The Mind Unleashed, According to Nicholas Patterson, a cybersecurity lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, humanoid sex robots that have recently hit the market could potentially be hacked and turned into killing machines. Patterson gave this warning in a string of interviews with various UK publications: “Hackers can hack into… Read More

US Army Patents "Net Warhead" To Combat Drones

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A team of Army researchers has designed a 40mm grenade round with a net embedded inside the warhead to take down enemy unmanned aerial vehicles, according to patent number 10,197,365. The new, high-tech round, which was patented on Tuesday, brings an entirely new approach for the Army to combat the proliferation of drones on the modern battlefield. The “net warhead” was invented by Tomasz Blyskal, Richard Fong, and LaMar Thompson… Read More

Credit Exhaustion Is Global

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Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Europe is awash in credit exhaustion, and so is China. The signs are everywhere: credit exhaustion is global, and that means the global growth story is over: revenues and profits are all sliding as lending dries up and defaults pile up. What is credit exhaustion? Qualified buyers… Read More

16 States File Lawsuit Challenging Trump Border Emergency

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After making the rounds on seemingly every cable news show that would have him over the weekend and on Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 16 states in challenging Trump’s national emergency declaration, according to the Washington Post. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra The states are seeking a preliminary injunction to… Read More

The CTAs Are About To Stop Buying: What Happens Next

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Following the December plunge, the S&P has staged one of the most vicious snapback rallies in history, rising for 8 consecutive weeks, most bizarrely without either institutional or retail investors actually buying this unprecedented short squeeze/buyback-driven rally which has seen near constant ETF selling even as the S&P has soared… … which culminated with what… Read More

Which One Wins: Central Planning or Adaptive Networks?

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Those who are betting on Central Planning do not understand the essential role of adaptation. The global economy is in the midst of a grand experiment pitting centralization (Central Planning) against the evolutionary model of adaptive, self-organizing networks. Centralization is the dominant dynamic of the Status Quo everywhere: the economies of China, Japan, Europe and the… Read More

The Fed Conundrum – Data Or Markets?

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Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Following the Fed’s last meeting, we published for our RIA PRO subscribers (use code PRO30 for a 30-day free trial)a simple question: “What does the Fed know?” Of course, this meeting followed the stock market plunge at the end of 2018 where their tone that turned from “hawkish” to “dovish” in the span of just… Read More

These 20 analysts forecast gold price above $1,400 in 2019

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The results of the survey by the London Bullion Market Association of analysts’ predictions for the gold price in 2019 is another example of just how unpredictable financial markets have become. The LBMA, a standards setting body for the industry, says the average forecast by the 30 analysts polled calls for a modest 1.8% gain… Read More

Disturbing Image Shows ISIS Blowing Up LA Skyscraper

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Los Angeles Police Department and Homeland Security are investigating an image posted on social media by an ISIS-related group showing a photoshopped explosion to a skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles. The disturbing image shows a massive explosion on top of the AON Center, located at 707 Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles, California, with a terrorist holding an ISIS flag… Read More

Venezuela Under Washington’s Gun

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Venezuela Under Washington’s Gun Paul Craig Roberts A full court press is taking place in Florida today (Presidents Day) with Republicans, Democrats, expatriates from Cuba and Venezuela and the fascist warmonger ministry of propaganda that constitutes the US media all denouncing Maduro and blaming him for the hardships imposed on Venezuelans by Washington’s sanctions and… Read More

Flash Briefing: Split in UK Labour Party; 8 arrests in $2bn Mozam Tuna Bond scandal; Honda closes in UK

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By Alec Hogg In today’s global business headlines: The UK yesterday experienced its biggest political split in almost 40 years when seven members of the Labour Party walked away from the official opposition, which is led by the controversial Jeremy Corbyn. The seven say they are unhappy at what they call the “institutionally anti-Semitic” approach… Read More