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 2018-01-24 07:45 

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Estonia To Issue 'How To Prepare For War' Leaflets To 1.3 Million Citizens...

As the world marches closer to war, countries in Europe are rushing to educate and prepare their civilian populations for military conflict with Russia. Last week, for the first time since World War II, Sweden's government announced that it would soon...

 2018-01-24 07:00 

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Why Does Washington Hate Bashar al-Assad?...

Authored by Philip Giraldi via The Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, The Donald Trump administration is planning to install a 30,000 strong armed "security force" in northern Syria along the borders with Turkey and Iraq. This presumably will ...

 2018-01-24 05:30 

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America's Coldest Cities... And GDP...

As Q4 GDP data looms this week, we are reminded just how important 'weather' is in the narrative of economic growth in America. Q1 may fare far worse as the last few weeks saw the East Coast of the United States endure a brutal winter storm which ...

 2018-01-24 04:00 

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WW3 Preparations? Amidst Drought, North Korean Officials Raid Homes And Farms To Feed Army...

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, North Korean officials are ransacking homes and raiding farms in order to feed their starving army. Not only has the drought taken its toll on the nation, but this newest harsh seizure of food is causing internal cl...

 2018-01-24 03:40 

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Russian Submarine Seen Engulfed In Flames, Russian Navy Calls It An "Exercise"...

A video that first surfaced on Twitter and has since made the rounds on social media, appears to show a moored Russian Kilo-class attack submarine's stern-engulfed in thick, black smoke. # # #Russian #Navy Fire on a submarine in #Vladivostok . The Pac...

 2018-01-24 03:20 

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AI Censorship And The Power Of 'Steem' To Preserve Truth...

Authored by Tom Luongo, Just read a great article by Caitlin Johnstone over at Medium where she discusses the automation of censorship tools by companies like Twitter and Google. Putting paid Julian Assange's warning last year on this, Ms. Johnstone d...

 2018-01-24 03:00 

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Dollar Dumps Below Key Level - Worst Start To A Year Since 2003...

For the first time since December 2014, the Dollar Index has tumbled below 90.00 tonight as the greenback-bloodbath continues in early Asian FX trading...amid US trade policy concerns. 2017 was an ugly year for the dollar, but 2018 is starting off worse w...

 2018-01-24 03:00 

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It's Official: 2017 Was Mexico's Most-Murderous Year Ever...

Across the 31-Mexican states, there were 29,168 homicides in 2017, the federal government published in a brand new report on Sunday, making last year the most murderous year on record. You will find more statistics at Statista The latest homicide data fro...

 2018-01-24 02:40 

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Patrick Cockburn Rages: "It's Time To Call Economic Sanctions What They Are: War Crimes"...

Authored by Patrick Cockburn via Counterpunch.org, The first pathetic pieces of wreckage from North Korean fishing boats known as "ghost ships" to be found this year are washing up on the coast of northern Japan. These are the storm-battered remai...

 2018-01-24 02:20 

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Tillerson Blames Russia For Alleged Syria Chemical Attack After Admitting He Doesn't Actually Know Who Did It...

It's so absurd it's hard to believe, but when it comes to US policy absurdity has been par for the course over the past years. At an international meeting hosted by France on global chemical weapons proliferation Secretary of State Rex Tillerson b...

 2018-01-24 02:00 

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Five Maps And Charts That Tell The Story Of 2018...

Authored by Jacob Shapiro via MauldinEconomics.com, Almost a year ago to the day, we wrote an article titled "The Geopolitics of 2017 in Four Maps." The premise was simple: We picked out four of the best maps our graphic designers (TJ Lensing, Jay...

 2018-01-24 01:40 

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Democrats Demand Twitter, Facebook Crackdown On #ReleaseTheMemo "Russian Bots", There Is Just One Problem......

Last week, a four page memo detailing FBI abuse of FISA warrants against the Trump campaign was circulated within the US House of Representatives Amid calls from several Congressional Republicans, the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo immediately went viral In an e...

 2018-01-24 01:20 

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The American System Is Not Capitalism...

Authored by Bob Livingston via Personal Liberty Digest, One of the great myths of our time is that America is a capitalistic country. It is not, and has not been close to capitalistic for more than 150 years. Capitalism is a social system in which an indi...

 2018-01-24 01:00 

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Super Bowl Ticket Prices Are Falling...

The billionaire owners of the NFL empire have just been handed the latest indication that their beloved league is in decline - a process that has only been accelerated by the recent politicization of sports. Whereas tickets for Super Bowl LII were expecte...

 2018-01-24 00:40 

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Art Berman: Like It Or Not, The Future Remains All About Oil...

Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, Art Berman, 40-year veteran in the petroleum production industry and respected geological consultant, returns to the podcast this week to talk about oil. After the price of oil fell from its previous $100+/...

 2018-01-24 00:20 

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CIA Director Says North Korea's Missile Program Is More Advanced Than We Thought...

The worst-case scenario for North Korea's missile program is about to become a reality. During an interview with CBS This Morning on Monday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo repeated his claim that a nuclear North Korea is only a "handful of months" a...

 2018-01-24 00:00 

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"The Pre-Recession Plunge" - Choose Your Bear Market Dashboard Wisely...

Authored by Daniel Nevins via FFWiley.com, "Ya gadda have a praaacess" British portfolio managers mimicking their American colleagues When long ago a former employer sent me to London to join the other Americans, or mostly Americans, building out ...

 2018-01-23 23:40 

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Watch A Comedian Shred CNN's Regime Change Talking Points In Under A Minute...

This could well be one of the most epic less-than-60-second devastating take-down of just about every mainstream media lie on Syria... In case you missed it, an entire panel of guests revolted against well-known conservative commentator S.E. Cupp's de...

 2018-01-23 23:20 

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Clinton Foundation Uses Unseen Transactions for Influence Peddling...

Authored by Charles Ortel via Lifezette.com, Huge, unregulated transnational charities provide unique cover for moving money and other considerations as illegal favors... A friend of mine, Peter Wing, once actuall y hid an elephant in plain sight at the c...

 2018-01-23 23:00 

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The Fate Of The US Housing Market Is In The Hands Of Indian Real Estate Agents And Satellite Photos...

US home prices have never been more unaffordable. A little over a year ago, home prices finally surpassed their prior all-time highs, reached during the heyday of the housing bubble back in 2006. But with home prices in 80% of US cities are growing twice ...

 2018-01-23 22:40 

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Mike Krieger: "We Can Do A Lot Better Than This"...

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. Politics is absolutely hopeless. That's why everything has gone wrong. You...

 2018-01-23 22:19 

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Man Threatens Mass Murder At CNN Headquarters Over "Fake News"...

The FBI arrested a Michigan man late Monday after he threatened to travel to CNN's headquarters in Atlanta and commit mass murder, CBS reported. According to federal court documents, Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN earlier this month. Griesemer...

 2018-01-23 21:57 

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Iran Threatened US Navy Ships During Massive War Drills...

In the latest indication that a full-blown conflict between Iran and the US is just one false-flagged provocation away, on Monday Iranian military leaders claimed that they threatened two US Navy ship in international waters amid a series of new war drill...

 2018-01-23 21:46 

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Peter Schiff: "We're Near The Endgame... And Trump's Gonna Be The Fall Guy"...

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Peter Schiff isn't known for mincing words or sugarcoating the evidence. The financial broker and economist said in an interview "the economy is going to blow up like a bomb," and when that happens, Dona...

 2018-01-23 21:36 

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WTI/RBOB Slide After Surprise Crude Inventory Build...

Oil closed at a 3-year high heading into tonight's inventory data, but WTI/RBOB faded after API reported a surprise crude build (after 9 straight weekly draws). Gasoline inventories rose for the 11th week as Cushing stores fell again. Underpinning the...

 2018-01-23 21:14 

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Mueller Wants To Question Trump On Comey, Flynn Firings...

Following the news earlier this month that special counsel Mueller is seeking to question President Trump - and following today's NYT report that Mueller had interviewed AG Jeff Sessions - moments ago the Washington Post reported that Mueller wants to...

 2018-01-23 21:03 

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"That Was Easy" Stocks Up, Bonds Up, Gold Up, Crypto Up... Dollar Down Again...

Come on now... Nasdaq was the day's big winner, Dow flatlined... Nasdaq was all about NFLX... Futures show the chaos best from the shutdown shrug and un-shutdown buying-panic... AAPL took another hit this afternoon on a JPM report and FANGs soared... ...

 2018-01-23 20:47 

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Peak Hubris? Ray Dalio Mocks "Stupidity Of Holding Cash"...

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Bridgewater's Ray Dalio says investors in cash are going to feel pretty stupid. Speaking at Davos, the head of world's largest hedge fund says ' If You're Holding Cash, You're Going to Feel Prett...

 2018-01-23 20:31 

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"Something Strange Is Going On With VIX..."...

At the end of last week, we noted that VIX and the S&P 500 were behaving in an unusual manner. Specifically, for the second week in a row, S&P and VIX were higher together... the first time since Nov 2013. And VIX was drastically decoupled from stocks sin...

 2018-01-23 20:16 

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Google Suspends Publisher Fact-Checking After Accusations Of Discrimination...

Google is following in Facebook's footsteps and abandoning a search feature that displayed fact checks for publishers after a malfunction prompted conservative media outlets to accuse Google of discrimination. Facebook ditched its "Fake News" ...

 2018-01-23 20:03 

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"Even Worse Than iPhone 8": JPM Warns Of Tumbling iPhone X Orders, Slashes Production Forecast By 50%...

"Has the Apple gone sour?" That's what JPM's tech/semi analyst Narci Chang wants to know after looking at recent iPhone X orders where he sees "more signs of weakening" and is revising his forecast for iPhone production to plunge b...

 2018-01-23 19:40 

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Comey Chief Of Staff Who Worked On Clinton Exoneration, Quits FBI One Week After Congressional Testimony...

FBI Director Chris Wray will be replacing his chief of staff over the next few weeks - one week after he testified before House committees in their ongoing probes into the bureau's conduct while investigating Hillary Clinton's email case, several ...

 2018-01-23 19:27 

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Facebook Chief Marketing Officer Resigns "To Help Democratic Party Win Midterms"...

Facebook's Chief Marketing Officer Gary Briggs is leaving the social media giant to retire... or not. In a Facebook post , Briggs explained... Status update I guess it's fitting that this is a status update. After weighing the timing, and discussi...

 2018-01-23 19:21 

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Disney Awards $1,000 Bonuses To 125,000 Employees...

Just hours after JP Morgan Chase & Co. said it would invest $20 billion in an expansion plan while also raising wages for 22,000 employees, Disney has become the latest company to announce a tax-cut fueled spending initiative. The company will pay over 12...

 2018-01-23 19:18 

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Hawaii Governor's Stunning Reason For Delaying ICBM Threat "False Alert" Message...

Wondering why it took 'officials' so long to calm the citizens of Hawaii last weekend when an ICBM Launch Alert was mistakenly sent to the population? Wonder no more... Hawaii Democratic Gov. David Ige said Monday that one of the reasons it took s...

 2018-01-23 19:11 

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Loonie, Peso Spike After Trump Says "Nafta Talks Moving Along Pretty Well"...

The currencies of the NAFTA nations, loonie and peso, spiked after sliding overnight following Trump's announcement of solar and washing machine tariffs - after Trump offered some clarification comments on what many assumed was the first shot in a tra...

 2018-01-23 18:56 

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Air Charter Company: "More Than 1000 Private Jets Will Descend On Davos"...

Some would call it ironic, others hypocritical but whatever your level of cynicism, here are the facts: as its top 1 and 2 global risks for 2018 in terms of likelihood and impact, this year's snowed in World Economic Forum in Davos listed " extrem...

 2018-01-23 18:26 

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Pat Buchanan: "Is Democracy On The Way Down?"...

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, "The Western democratic system is hailed by the developed world as near perfect and the most superior political system to run a country," mocked China's official new agency. "However, what'...

 2018-01-23 18:16 

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Bid To Cover Soars In Spectacular 2Y Auction With First 2%+ Yield Since Sept. 2008...

Today's 2-year note auction was nothing short of spectacular. The auction stopped modestly thorough the 1:00 p.m. When Issued (2.067%), printing at 2.066%, the first 2%+ yield since September 2008 and the highest in 10 year, but what immediately jumpe...

 2018-01-23 18:11 

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Schumer Withdraws Border Wall Funding Offer, Assuring Another Shutdown...

In a move that virtually assures another government shutdown on February 8, Politico reports that Chuck Schumer has taken his offer for a "spending boost" for Donald Trump's border wall off the table, a bargaining position that would be a non-...

 2018-01-23 18:06 

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JPM Raises Pay, Announces $20 Billion Tax-Cut-Fueled Expansion Plan...

JP Morgan Chase & Co. is joining Apple, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Comcast and a plethora of other US corporate behemoths in rewarding the Trump administration for its success on tax reform with the jobs and bonuses that it covets. On Tuesday, A merica...

 2018-01-23 17:47 

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US Housing, Jobs, Economy "Set For Big Trouble"...

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, I recently wrote an article explaining why a 30% to 50% decline in household net worth is imminent ( HERE ). No shocker that the primary asset for most in figuring household net worth is real estate, particul...

 2018-01-23 17:28 

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Fed Nominee Goodfriend Fears Bubbles Are Forming, Says QE3 Was Wrong...

Fed Governor nominee Marvin Goodfriend - the negative-rate-loving, QE-hating, Carnegie Mellon professor and former Richmond Fed economist - is testifying at his Senate Banking Committee confirmation hearing this morning. "I intend to draw on my academ...

 2018-01-23 17:05 

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"Jaw-dropping" Text Message By FBI Agent Suggests No Trump Collusion With Russia...

And the hits just keep on coming. Just hours after we reported that according to the latest batch of text messages between anti-Trump FBI investigators, a "secret society of folks" within the DOJ and the FBI may have come together in the "imme...

 2018-01-23 16:41 

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"Stupidest Damn Thing I've Ever Seen": 'Sellout Schumer' Under Fire For Shutdown Deal...

Desperate proponent of the #TrumpShutdown hashtag, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is coming under fire from his own party in the aftermath of a fight that shut down the government for three days and left Democrats with nothing to show for it . As ...

 2018-01-23 16:19 

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Cryptos Slide: "Is There Any New Information That Didn't Exist Two Weeks Ago?"...

Since CME unleashed its Bitcoin Futures, cryptocurrencies have been on an almost one-way path lower... 2018 has been an ugly year so far for cryptos... With only Ethereum holding gains among the bigger cap coins (Bitcoin down another 5% today after droppi...

 2018-01-23 16:00 

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BofA Raises S&P Target To 3000 After Getting Steamrolled By The Market...

Shortly after Bank of America got steamrolled by the market, which as we noted earlier has had its best start to a year in history for global stocks, and made a mockery of the bank's year-end price target of 2,800, moments ago the bank's chief equ...

 2018-01-23 15:43 

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TD Ameritrade CEO Warns "Never Seen Client Cash Levels This Low"...

M organ Stanley said last year that client cash levels are at record lows . We noted previously that the cash balance of equity mutual funds is at an all-time low 3.3%. And now, with his share price at 52-week highs after beating earnings, TD Ameritrade C...

 2018-01-23 15:27 

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Japan's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Launches In Europe...

While bitcoin traders spend sleepless nights, drenched in sweat whether South Korea will unexpectedly ban the trading of crypto currencies on the country's exchanges, sending the price of cryptos tumbling (it won't any time soon as it just prohibi...

 2018-01-23 15:10 

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Richmond Fed Suffers Biggest 2-Month Drop Since 2006...

In a shocking downside surprise, Richmond Fed's Manufacturing Survey slumped in January, extending the drop from November's record high to the biggest 2-month crash since 2006... From a record-high in Nov 2017, Richmond Fed has collapsed... ( the ...

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