Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Republicans Secret Weapon For 2020

Having been mocked by her own leadership (and much of social media) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) – the little socialist that could – faces the final condemnation tonight as The Wall Street Journal surveyed the Bronx Congresswoman’s “Green New Deal” resolution… and was left in hysterics, with Kimberley Strassel tweeting: “By the end of the Green New Deal resolution (and accompanying fact sheet) I was laughing […]

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Huawei, 5G and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, by Godfree Roberts

Wireless carriers around the world are sprinting to adopt 5G networks to power self-driving cars, virtual reality and smart cities. We’re talking about billions of devices on the same network, not just millions. First-adopter countries embracing 5G could sustain more than a decade of competitive advantage. Countries that adopt 5G first are expected to experience disproportionate gains in macroeconomic impact compared to those that lag. […]

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Snopes Refuses To Correct Nathan Phillips "Stolen Valor" Fact Check; Google, Facebook Promote Disinfo

Snopes is refusing to set the record straight about Nathan Phillips, the Native American at the center of the Covington High School student controversy.  Phillips, who turned out to be the Maytag Man instead of a “Recon Ranger,” has stolen valor for years – falsely claiming in interviews to have been deployed to Vietnam – before carefully changing his wording to clarify that he was a “Vietnam-times” veteran.  🚨Nathan Phillips, […]

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Pornhub Reports Traffic Spike In Washington As Shutdown Drags On

Four weeks into what has become the longest federal government shutdown in history, federal workers and lawmakers alike are finding ways to keep busy. According to PornHub, the free porn streaming website, average daily traffic in the Washington DC-area has risen by more than 6.3% since the shutdown began. What’s more, not only has the site logged an increase in hours spent streaming its skin […]

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Gillette's "Toxic Masculinity" Ad Campaign Backfires Spectacularly

Dear men, razor brand Gillette wants you to know that you need to shed your inherent toxic masculinity – that all men have (trust them) and have been making excuses for, and haven’t done anything about until now.  The add, dubbed “We Believe” begins with a montage of bullying and sexism – as a pack of wild, toxically masculine white boys tear around, leaving behind a wake […]

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Meet The Mistress Who Will Cost Bezos $70 Billion

Jeff Bezos’ revelation on Wednesday that he and MacKenzie Bezos, his wife of roughly 25 years, would be filing for divorce set off a chain reaction of speculation as readers wondered whether the soon-to-be-former Mrs. Bezos would walk away with half her husband’s fortune (presently valued at a tidy $70 billion) and – more importantly – whether another woman was involved in the separation. And […]

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Bezos' Net Worth Cut In Half: Amazon CEO Announces He Is Getting A Divorce

Just days after Amazon finally seized the mantle of world’s most-valuable company – surpassing Microsoft and Apple – CEO Jeff Bezos, currently the world’s richest man with a net worth upwards of $135 billion, has released some surprising – though not entirely unexpected – news: He’s getting a divorce. Bezos revealed during a tweet on Wednesday that after a trial separation, he and his wife […]

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Tired Of Trump? Then Try Watching Stormy Daniels Fold Laundry In Her Underwear

Are you too exhausted with shutdown-related partisan bickering to watch President Trump’s speech from the southern border Tuesday night? Well, lucky for you, Stormy Daniels is taking a break from raising the money needed to pay back the legal fees she owes the president to offer some counter-programming (and maybe drum up some more publicity for her book). Beginning at 9 pm ET, Daniels will […]

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The "Stock Market Crash Of 2018" Is Rapidly Transforming Into "The Financial Crisis Of 2019"

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Stock markets are crashing all over the world, we are seeing extremely violent “flash crashes” in the forex marketplace, economic conditions are slowing down all over the globe, and fear is causing many investors to become extremely trigger happy.  The stock market crash of 2018 wiped out approximately 12 trillion dollars in global stock market wealth, but things […]

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Angela Merkel: Nation States Must "Give Up Sovereignty" To New World Order

Submitted by “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty. No this wasn’t something Adolf Hitler said many decades ago, this is what German Chancellor Angela […]

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2018 Is Officially "The Worst Year On Record" With 93% Of All Assets Down

Two months ago we first showed what Deutsche Bank dubbed “a quite fascinating statistic” namely that as of the end of October, 89% of assets that the German bank collects data on for its annual long-term study, had a negative total return year to date in dollar terms. This was the highest percentage on record based on data back to 1901, eclipsing the 84% hit […]

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"Time To Pay The Piper" – Saxo Bank's 10 Outrageous Predictions For 2019

A world containing Donald Trump as the US president makes outrageousness a cheap commodity in the daily news cycle, but Saxo Bank didn’t let that keep them from this year’s Outrageous Predictions: their yearly task of conjuring unlikely – but not impossible – events that may just come to life in the new year. Will this be the year when Germany enters recession, Apple “secures […]

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"Like Walking On Eggshells" – Women Say #MeToo Is Hurting Their Prospects For A Wall Street Career

Considering Wall Street’s reputation as a bastion of sexism and conservative values, the big banks and their peers on the buy side have largely avoided the embarrassing sexual misconduct scandals that have plagued other industries (like Hollywood, where seemingly every man – serial rapists and controlling boyfriends alike – who has ever mistreated a woman has received their comeuppance). One reason for the disquieting silence […]

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Bathrooms, Yes; Sex, No – Starbucks Cracks Down On In-Store Porn-Watchers

A homeless man can walk in off the street take a sink shower and drop a massive cabbage dump in a Starbucks’ bathroom (so long as they don’t actively antagonize the customers). But starting early next year, Starbucks is adding something to the list of things they can’t do: Watch pornography. That’s right. After years of pressure from anti-pornography groups, Starbucks has finally developed its […]

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'' Goes Dark After "Catastrophic Loss Event" In NatGas "Rogue Wave"

Shorting vol (naked) with “Other People’s Money…”? What could possibly go wrong? Q: Have I lost all the money in account, then? A: Yes “Stocks are great, until they aren’t,” proclaims the now ‘dark’ website of Tampa-based, explaining to ‘high net worth investors’ that “options are better but most make the mistake of buying them.” And so, the thoughtful-looking, wealthy grey-haired gentlemen of today […]

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Albert Edwards Spots An "Astounding" Difference Between "As Reported" And Stock Market Profits

Touching on a point we addressed over the weekend when looking at real, “as reported” vs non-GAAP, “adjusted” profits, in his latest note Albert Edwards makes the following observation: the latest surprisingly poor capex/investment component of Q3 GDP is an ominous sign for both US growth and corporate profits, and comes at the worst possible time for the US economy: just as the beneficial tailwinds […]

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Trump Is Right: The Fed Is Crazy And Here's 101 Reasons Why It Should Be Shut Down

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog, Donald Trump just made one of the most brilliant moves of his entire presidency.  By accusing the Federal Reserve of “going loco”, he is placing the blame for the coming stock market crash and horrifying economic downturn squarely where it belongs, and he is firing up millions of true conservatives among his base at the same time.  […]

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Was Kavanaugh Accuser Almost Raped By His Doppelgänger? A New Theory Emerges

A new theory has emerged in the case of whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted accuser Christine Blasey Ford roughly 35 years ago; it was Kavanaugh’s high school look-alike, whose high school house better fits Ford’s description, and who kept in touch with the other guy allegedly in the room, Mark Judge.  The theory was presented Thursday afternoon by Ed Whelan, a former clerk […]

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Human Rights Alert: Woman Files Discrimination Complaint For Right To Work Braless

A Canadian woman has filed a human rights complaint claiming her previous employer, the Osoyoos Golf Club, discriminated against her with a requirement that all female staff wear a bra, reports the CBC.  Christina Schell (via “It’s gender-based and that’s why it’s a human rights issue,” she said. “I have nipples and so do the men.” However, some braless women feel discomfort when managers […]

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After Two Failures, Whitney Tilson Is Back With Another Attempt At Managing Your Money

Back in the summer of 2012, we had some fun when we reported that Whitney Tilson – the consummate, if always late “value investing” immitator of other prominent investors especially Warren Buffett and Bill Ackman and sworn #NeverTrumper – following several years of abysmal returns, closed his then-hedge fund T2 (with Glenn Tongue), splitting off into his own, oddly-named venture, Kase Capital. Then, one year […]

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