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Paul Brodsky: “Sorry, It Had To Be Said”

Submitted by Paul Brodsky from Macro Allocation Being Here      “As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.”       – Chauncey Gardner (Chance, the Gardner) This piece takes a roundhouse swing at politics, real and imagined, and discusses critical economic issues that politicians should […]


“Bitcoin Saved My Life…”

Authored by Joe Withrow via InternationalMan.com, Eli’s mother was dying from cancer. Eli is 33 years old. He owns a shoe store in Caracas, Venezuela. His mother has bone cancer. Venezuela’s currency is the bolivar. It lost 62% of its purchasing power in February. (It lost 67% the month before that.) That means prices for […]


Japanese Bond Market Volume Collapses To Record Low

With volatility at record lows… The Japanese bond market remains paralyzed with trading volumes hitting record lows as private bondholders no longer dare to even breathe without instructions from the central bank. Gross purchases of JGBs by investors dropped 22% to 12.6t yen ($115.1b) in July, the least since May 2016, according to the latest […]


“Activists Seek Peace Through Violence”: CNN Quickly Scrubs Title Of Antifa Puff Piece

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, How did we reach a point in our society, where groups like Antifa think nothing of wreaking havoc on the streets on a regular basis? These people routinely beat those they disagree with, cause property damage, and shut down dissent without a single iota of shame. You have to […]


“Activists Seek Peace Through Violence”: CNN Quickly Scrubs Title Of Antifa Puff Peace

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, How did we reach a point in our society, where groups like Antifa think nothing of wreaking havoc on the streets on a regular basis? These people routinely beat those they disagree with, cause property damage, and shut down dissent without a single iota of shame. You have to […]


Mike Rowe Eviscerates “Smug” Snowflake Who Calls Him A “White Nationalist”

If you ever plan to attack Mike Rowe over Facebook then you better bring more than just a few “smug and snarky” comments to the table because anything less than a well-sourced, reasoned, fact-based argument might just earn you the same public humiliation that Rowe just dropped on Chuck Atkins.  Oh, and your grammar better […]


“He Said That?!”

Here it is, in cold, hard black-and-white prose, a damning indictment of President John F. Kennedy in his own words… Satirically authored by Straight Line Logic’s Robert Gore… From a dinner honoring Nobel Prize Winners April 29, 1962: I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is […]


So You Wanted To Be “Long Electricity” Into The Eclipse?

Energy traders who had hoped to make an easy profit by betting that spot electricity prices would climb around midday on Monday – an idea they may have found on this website – were bitterly disappointed when, instead of spiking, prices tumbled because of an unexpectedly large drop in demand. Utilities and grid operators had […]


David Stockman On America’s Goldman Sachs Regency

Authored by David Stockman via The Daily Reckoning, There’s not many tears being shed over Steve Bannon’s departure. His ethno-nationalist and protectionist worldview are opposite to true notions of liberty, free markets and a minimalist state. While Bannonism presented itself as a coherent alternative ideology to mainstream Big Government, it actually boiled down to an […]


Massive PBGC Rate Hikes Force Corporate Debt Binge As Companies Try To Pay Down Pensions

As if defined benefit pensions funds weren’t fun enough for corporate shareholders, the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC), the federal entity that backstops pension obligations when companies default, has enacted massive increases in insurance premiums for operating such plans over the past 5 years.  Ironically, the premiums started to skyrocket during Obama’s second term with […]


Have We Lost The Ability To Adapt To Rapidly Changing Circumstances?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Successful adaptation requires a willingness to accept the risks of experimentation, innovation, flexibility and failure. The idea that the pace of change in technology, the economy and society is accelerating is increasingly self-evident. That this acceleration exceeds our built-in ability to adapt to change is the thesis […]


Russian Ambassador To Sudan Found Dead, Drowned In Own Pool

Eight months after the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot dead in broad daylight, on Wednesday yet another Russian ambassador has died. According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Sudan, Mirgayas M. Shirinskiy, was found dead in his home in Khartoum Wednesday. Al […]


They’re Using Bernie Madoff Math To Hide A Crisis

Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, Politicians are always generous with other people’s money… until it runs out. Near the peak of the late-’90s tech bubble, California’s legislature passed the largest pension increase in its history. Today, with as much as $750 billion in unfunded public pension debt, California has one of the worst pension […]


Shutdown Shivers Sink Stocks But Bonds, Bullion, & Black Gold Bounce

US stock market investors as the debt ceiling deadline looms… (if you just looked up, you'd see it coming)   Surveying the post-Trump damage… Trump's government shutdown guffawing overnight sparked more debt ceiling anxiety…   And the inflection is getting worse… As Treasury cash dwindles… Trump also trounced the Mexican Peso on border wall/NAFTA talk […]


Uber Burned $600 Million In Q2: Key Results

With Uber once again in the media spotlight, following yesterday’s WSJ report that several mutual funds have – for the first time ever – cut their valuation of the world’s most valuable private company by up to 15%, and today’s lengthy Reuters expose questioning just what the company’s true value is, moments ago Uber’s Q2 […]