Trump Privately "Obsessed" With Naval Blockade Of Venezuela: Report

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Axios is calling it President Trump’s Venezuela naval blockade “obsession” based on accounts of unnamed administration officials: “President Trump has suggested to national security officials that the U.S. should station Navy ships along the Venezuelan coastline to prevent goods from coming in and out of the country, according to 5 current and former officials who have… Read More

The Geopolitical Consequences Of A Coming Recession

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Authored by Antonius Aquinas via, With the recent ominous inversion of the 2-10 year yield curve and its near infallible predictive recessionary power, the consequences for the economy are plain to see, however, what has not been spoken of by pundits will be the effect of a recession on US foreign policy.  <!–[if IE… Read More

Hong Kong's Anti-Singles-Day Push Threatens Recession

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Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via, As the Hong Kong protests enter their 11th week, Chinese authorities may be disappointed given nine out of ten students support a campaign to boycott classes after school resumes September 2nd Hong Kong enjoys the 11th highest per capita worldwide on a purchasing power parity basis, one notch above that… Read More

Epstein Created $577 Million Trust Days Before His Death

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Two days before his untimely death in a Manhattan jail, Jeffrey Epstein signed a will listing over $577 million in assets – around $18 million more than stated weeks ago in court filings.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The assets were transferred to a trust as of August 8, ensuring that the details of how… Read More

Socialism Isn't A Failure. It's A Fraud!

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Authored by Mark Jeftovich via, “Want to be rich? Start a good business. Want to be really rich? Become a socialist.” – Unknown. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> There is no shortage of empirical data that socialism fails every time it has been tried, and leaves the largest body count in it’s wake. Dr. Kristian… Read More

Tiny Women's Panties, Subservient Guards, & Destroyed Visitor Records; Revisiting Epstein's 2008 'Jail' Stint

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A new report from the Miami Herald sheds further light on Jeffrey Epstein’s brief stint in a Palm Beach County Jail following his 2008 guilty plea for siliciting a minor for sex.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Purchase logs reveal that the dead pedophile bought thousands of dollars of items while in the can – including two pairs of small women’s… Read More

Beijing's Secret Plan B: Converting Shenzhen Into The New Hong Kong

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Some 1.7 million protesters gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park Sunday afternoon to mark the 11th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy protests in a city-state that, for decades, functioned as a quasi-independent city state and financial gateway to the world’s second largest economy. But as the backlash to the extradition bill has shown, Hong Kongers aren’t… Read More

The Fed's Math Problem

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Authored by Sven Henrich via, The Fed has a math problem and so do markets. Everyone from the president on down is demanding rate cuts, lots of them. “Mid-cycle” adjustment Fed Chair Jay Powell called the July rate cut and it’s bought the Fed precious little as markets sold off in the wake off more trade… Read More

Jay Powell At J-Hole: What To Expect From The Policymaker Pow-Wow

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Authored by Christopher Cembik via, Like in previous years, the annual Jackson Hole symposium that will take place on August 22nd and 23rd will certainly be a major market-moving event. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> It is usually the best place for central bankers to hint at new policy moves. In recent years, Bernanke gave… Read More

Dems Forced To Apologize After Mock Assassination Of Trump Enacted At Fundraiser

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Authored by Steven Watson via Summit News, Pictures show ‘assault weapon’ being pointed at likeness of the president <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Democrats in Illinois have been forced to apologize after photos emerged of attendees at a fundraiser carrying out a mock simulation of assassinating President Trump. The scene was photographed at a fundraiser for… Read More