The Road To Modern Wars

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Via Gefira, President Trump pursues a policy combining military threat with economic warfare and his aim is to restore American hegemony especially in view of the rising contender: China. Beijing has been acquiring technological knowledge and started expanding beyond the borders, having easier access to Central Asia and the Pacific than Americans. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if… Read More

Sunday’s News Links

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[Reuters] China says U.S. demand on its state-owned enterprises is ‘invasion’ on economic sovereignty [Reuters] Heavy fighting in Libyan capital [Bloomberg] ECB’s Weidmann Sees No New Stimulus Need Amid Price Pressure [NYT] The Highest-Paid C.E.O.s of 2018: A Year So Lucrative, We Had to Redraw Our Chart [WSJ] Iran Prepared to Defend Itself After U.S. Sends Troops to Middle East… Read More

Shielding The World From US Chaos Is No Easy Task

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Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Donald Trump’s foreign policy relies heavily on putting to use to the tools available to the Empire: economic terrorism, threats of war, diplomatic pressure, trade wars, etc. But in resorting to tried-and-true imperialism, it is isolating itself internationally from traditional allies and raising tensions on the global chessboard to an unprecedented level.… Read More

Visualizing How Much Oil Is In An Electric Vehicle?

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When most people think about oil and natural gas, the first thing that comes to mind is the gas in the tank of their car. But, as Visual Capitalist’s Nicholas LePan notes, there is actually much more to oil’s role, than meets the eye… Oil, along with natural gas, has hundreds of different uses in… Read More

Watch: DHL Launches First Fully-Automated Drone Delivery Service In China

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DHL Express, an international courier, and Ehang, a Chinese company focused on producing intelligent autonomous aerial vehicles, have entered into a partnership to solve the last-mile delivery challenges in metropolitan areas across China, read a DHL press release. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> A lunch ceremony of the new drone delivery service was held last… Read More

Doug Casey: "This Is Going To Be One For The Record Books"

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Authored by Doug Casey via InternationalMan.com, Just because society experiences turmoil doesn’t mean your personal life has to. And a depression doesn’t have to be depressing. Most of the real wealth in the world will still exist – it will just change ownership. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> What is a depression? We’re now at… Read More

Three Charts Show Millennials Are Nowhere Close In Buying A Home

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After decades of unrestricted money printing, debt accumulation, and financial bubbles, millennials are still hibernating in their parents’ basements. The Federal Reserver’s prolonged quantitative easing, now more recently quantitative tightening, has inflated home prices that have recently peaked. To avoid an extended housing decline, millennial first-time homebuyers will be needed to shore up bids, but… Read More

"Drop Gold" Myths: A Naturalist Exposition Of Gold's Manifest Superiority To Bitcoin As Money

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Authored by Roy Sebag via GoldMoney.com, Introduction The purpose of this paper is to formally address public statements and representations made by Grayscale Investments, LLC (“Grayscale”) and its principal, Barry Silbert, beginning on or about May 1, 2019, through an advertorial campaign entitled: “DropGold,” which was ostensibly designed to educate precious metal investors on the relative advantages… Read More

Latest Gillette Ad Features Dad Teaching Transgender Son To Shave For The First Time

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Months after releasing an ad shaming all men for being ‘toxic’ pigs (while curiously cutting out a scene from the original ad featuring a booty-grabbing fake rap video), Gillette wants female-to-male trans individuals to know that once those hormones kick in, they’ve got your shaving needs covered.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Their new advertisement features the… Read More

Global Elites Started The Russia Nonsense

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Authored by Thomas Farnan via Human Events, Attorney General William Barr has turned the attention of the Russia probe to its origin.  Who started this and why?  The answer, as in all the best crime dramas, is probably hiding in plain sight. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> On August 11, 2018, I wrote: The British aristocracy… Read More

Facebook Bans CrossFit Group For Advocating Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets

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Authored by Timothy Meads via Townhall.com, As conservatives warn of the dangers of Silicon Valley’s left-wing monopoly on political speech, one fitness and self-improvement company has jumped into the fray to discuss free speech on social media. Crossfit, the high-intensity gym program, released a statement this past Thursday slamming Facebook for the unexplained removal of its content… Read More

Huawei "Spent All Their Resources Stealing", Stunning New Exposé Shows

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The accusations of Huawei stealing trade secrets from across the world are hitting a fever pitch, thanks to a new Wall Street Journal expose that blows open accusations of theft and stealing of trade secrets. The article includes insights from lawsuits, Huawei’s competitors and former employees. Allegations run the gamut against the company: from its business practices,… Read More

Here's The Proof: How The CPI Is Underrepresenting Food Inflation By 40%

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The “muzzle” on reported inflation has policymakers and analysts perplexed. As Joseph Carson, former director of economic research at Alliance Bernstein writes in his follow up to a “New Working Theory on Inflation“, numerous economic explanations and theories have been offered, and policymakers are considering making changes to their operating price-targeting framework. Yet, before any… Read More

Stunning Images Show Bali Volcano Spewing Ash 2 Miles Into Air

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A massive volcano eruption spewed a giant ash mushroom cloud into the sky on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, local officials reported Friday, causing flight cancellations to and from the island and diverting flights over the area to nearby Australia, but thankfully didn’t result in any known casualties. Mount Agung volcano was described by Reuters as shooting lava and and… Read More

Rugby-Argentina name provisional World Cup squad

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BUENOS AIRES, May 25 (Reuters) – Argentina have included five European-based players in their provisional 46-man squad for this year’s rugby World Cup in Japan, coach Mario Ledesma announced on Saturday. Juan Figallo plays for English club Saracens while the others are all with French teams — Nicolas Sanchez and Ramiro Herrera (Stade Francais), Facundo… Read More