Lavrov Slams "NATO-Centric" Approach To Crises While Extending Hand To US On Nuclear Treaty

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The annual Munich Security Conference, a Cold War era trans-Atlantic focused meeting to address severe military challenges, but which has over the years grown to include nations from around the world addressing pressing security issues, kicked off late this week on a pessimistic note. “The whole liberal world order appears to be falling apart,” Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman… Read More

China Plans To Build Solar Power Station In Space

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Submitted by OilPrice China is taking its renewable energy push to new heights, literally, after the country’s scientists revealed plans to build and launch in orbit a space solar station that could capture the Sun’s rays 24/7, Chinese media report. China has already started to build an early experimental space power plant in the city… Read More

Buchanan: Will Diversity Be The Death Of The Democrats?

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Authored by Patrick Buchanan via The Unz Review, Both of America’s great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity – racial, religious, ethnic, cultural – as its own and as America’s “greatest strength.” Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities. It… Read More

Will Trump/Guaido Kill The World's Greatest Arb Trade?

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Amid the political turmoil of Washington’s attempted coup, Venezuela’s socialist utopia has sparked an entrepreneurial spirit among its repressed citizens who are making 1000% returns, taking advantage of the distorted centrally-planned economy’s prices for goods, by crossing the Colombian border with gasoline, flour, rice, and cheese spread. While the west attempts to send truckloads of… Read More

Is It A (Bull) Trap? 02-15-19

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  Is It A (Bull) Trap? Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha On Tuesday, I discussed the issue of the markets being stuck between various short and longer-term moving averages. To wit: “Despite those more macro-concerns, the market has had a phenomenal run from the… Read More

Saturday’s News Links

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[Reuters] U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension [AP] Trump’s new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars? [Reuters] Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel’s call to work with Russia [Reuters] Iran says Pakistan to ‘pay high price’ over attack, warns Saudi [WSJ] China’s Property Market, Once a Lifeline, Now Carries Economic Risks Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com

What Happens When More QE Fails To Reverse The Recession?

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Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The smart money is liquidating assets, paying off debt and moving capital into collateral that isn’t impaired by debt or speculative valuations. The Federal Reserve’s sudden return to “accommodative” dovishness in response to the stock market’s swoon telegraphs its intent to fire up QE once the recession… Read More

Sometimes the Best Solution Is To Leave Things As They Are

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We must distinguish between the oft-lauded creative destruction of what is obsolete and destruction in pursuit of fleeting fashion. I recently received an insightful email from a reader who had come across my archives of free-lance articles and essays on home and urban design. I wrote dozens of articles for S.F. Bay Area newspapers from 1988 to… Read More

Analyzing Russia's Nuclear Submarine Threat

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Via Southfront.org, Introduction Nuclear submarines are the leading strike force of a fleet, capable of covertly controlling the expanses of the world’s oceans and quickly deploying in the required directions.  They deliver unexpected and powerful strikes from the depths of the ocean on both sea and land targets. The main striking force of the Russian… Read More

Disunited America

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Disunited America Paul Craig Roberts Prior to the Democrats becoming the anti-American political party of Identity Politics, whites, blacks, and Puerto Ricans could laugh at themselves and at one another. Dean Martin turned a roast, in which good humored fun is poked at a prominent person, into mass entertainment. That blacks were equal opportunity targets… Read More

France: Once a Country. Now a Joke.

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France: Once a Country. Now a Joke. https://www.rt.com/news/451539-parent1-parent2-mother-father-france/ The post France: Once a Country. Now a Joke. appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org. Source: paulcraigroberts.org

Drivers, While Marking Time

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The main issues for investors have not changed. There are three dominant ones: Trade, growth, and Brexit. Unfortunately, there won’t be any closure in the week ahead, and that may make short-term participants reluctant to turn more aggressive. The US reported exceptionally poor December retail sales and January industrial output figures. Growth forecasts were adjusted.… Read More

"Humanitarian Intervention" And The New World Order, Part 2

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Authored by Vladislav Sotirovic via Oriental Review, Read Part 1 here… It is a very fact that modern Public International Law strictly prohibits either any threat of armed force by any sovereign political entity (state) or use of armed force by any state acting without the authorization of the UNSC on the foundation of the… Read More