"Peak TV": Streaming Originals Overtake Basic Cable

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A brand new report from FX Research determined that for the first time, more scripted television shows were released by online streaming platforms like Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix in 2018 than aired on basic cable, pay cable and broadcast television. In total, there were 495 scripted shows produced in 2018, and 160 of those or 33% debuted on streaming services, a monumental shift… Read More

The Festering Social Rift Over Pensions

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Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, Why does he get to retire and I don’t? Most Americans will never be able to afford to retire. We laid out the depressing math in our recent report Will Your Retirement Efforts Achieve Escape Velocity?: The median retirement account balance among all working US adults is $0. This is true… Read More

"Pretty Loud Bang": Boeing 737 Jet Damaged In Possible Midair Drone Strike 

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Grupo Aeromexico, an airline holding company, headquartered in Mexico City that owns and operates Aeromexico, is investigating a possible drone strike that severely damaged one of its Boeing 737 jetliners as the aircraft approached its final destination in Tijuana, Mexico, reported Bloomberg. Several social media reports and local Mexican news media confirmed by Grupo Aeromexico that Flight 773 from… Read More

Rich Americans Say Money Trumps Love In Relationships

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Bloomberg has obtained a new report that reveals the truth about money and relationships in the upper echelon of society. When searching for a significant other, 56% of rich Americans want someone with wealth, versus 44% who want to be “head over heels” in love, according to 1,000 respondents surveyed by Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Edge. “There’s a level… Read More

Hanson: House Prices Are More Vulnerable Than Most Think

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Submitted by Mark Hanson Advisors Dear Fellow Housing Market Observers, This is my last note of the year and it deals with house prices into the next cycle. There are numerous similarities between the Bubble 1.0 era and the past several years. This essay reviews Bubble 1.0 and the present and draws on key parallels… Read More

US Commits To "Indefinite" Occupation Of Syria; Controls Region The Size Of Croatia

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“We don’t want the Americans. It’s occupation” — a Syrian resident in US-controlled Raqqa told Stars and Stripes military newspaper. This as the Washington Post noted this week that “U.S. troops will now stay in Syria indefinitely, controlling a third of the country and facing peril on many fronts.” US forces in Syria, via ABC News Like the “forever war” in… Read More

More Than 150 People Are Moving Out Of Chicago Every Day

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With its nation-leading murder rate, lake-effect weather and endemic corruption and financial mismanagement, who really wants to live in Chicago? Well, the data is in, and as Mayor Rahm Emmanuel prepares to hand power to a new administration next year, his legacy – already marred by the above-mentioned scourges – has accrued another ignominious distinction.… Read More

The US Boogeyman Is Coming For You…No Matter Where In The World You Are

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Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, The anti-terrorism unit suited up. This was an international affair… a deal between the USA and New Zealand, two members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance. Helicopters, tactical suits, high caliber firearms—the whole shebang. They busted in the doors and successfully raided the multi-million-dollar compound. What was this… capturing the… Read More

"What We Are Left With Is Pure Ugly" – Will The Communists Panic Next Week?

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Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, The Relevant Word Is ‘Decline’ The English language headline for China’s National Bureau of Statistics’ press release on November 2018’s Big 3 was, National Economy Maintained Stable and Sound Momentum of Development in November. For those who, as noted yesterday, are wishing China’s economy bad news so as to… Read More

Mueller Scrubbed Messages From Peter Strzok's iPhone; OIG Recovers 19,000 New "FBI Lovebird" Texts

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The Justice Department’s internal watchdog revealed on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office scrubbed all of the data from FBI agent Peter Strzok’s iPhone, while his FBI mistress Lisa Page’s phone had been scrubbed by a different department, according to a comprehensive report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released on Thursday.  After… Read More

Russia's New Rules Of Engagement In Syria

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Authored by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media Syria will adopt a new rule of engagement with Israel now that Russia has taken a tougher and clearer stance on the conflict between Israel and the “Axis of the Resistance”. Henceforth, Damascus will be responding to any Israeli strike.… Read More

With 100 Million Daily Visits, Porn Site Reveals Hottest 2018 Searched Term

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It is not surprising whatsoever that millions of people have a pornography addiction. To be more specific: There are over 125 million daily visits to Pornhub sites, according to Pornhub’s research and analysis blog, Pornhub Insights.  Pornhub Insights blog has shown that 2018 was an incredible year with lots of searches, celebrities, and events that influenced what people searched on Pornhub. Here are… Read More

FBI Docs Reveal: "Flynn Was Not Lying Or Did Not Think He Was Lying"

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Authored by Sara Carter via SaraCarter.com, The Special Counsel’s Office released key documents related to former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Friday. Robert Mueller’s office had until 3 p.m. to get the documents to Judge Emmet Sullivan, who demanded information Wednesday after bombshell information surfaced in a memorandum submitted by Flynn’s attorney’s that led to… Read More

Most Americans Received No Pay Increase In 2018

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Most Americans say they didn’t get a pay raise at their current job, or start a better paying job in the last 12 months, according to a Wednesday survey from Bankrate.com.  According to the poll, 62% of Americans report not getting a pay raise or better paying job in the past year – up from 52%… Read More

Ron Unz Explains What China Should Do

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Ron Unz Explains What China Should Do “Adelson’s fortune of $33 billion ranks him as the 15th wealthiest man in America, and the bulk of his fortune is based on his ownership of extremely lucrative gambling casinos in Macau, China. In effect, the Chinese government currently has its hands around the financial windpipe of the… Read More