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Pastor Lindsey Williams introduces Pastor David Bowen – November 17, 2016

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Latest News Articles – November 17, 2016

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Latest News From November 10, 2016 to November 17, 2016:

  • James Turk – What Donald Trump Faces Is Very Different From What Ronald Reagan Faced, Expect Major Market Moves…
    As we kick off the third week of trading in November, today James Turk spoke with King World News about why what Donald Trump faces is very different from what Ronald Reagan face, but here is the good news… James Turk:  “Congratulations to Mr Trump. If his presidency is as remarkable as his election, Eric, he could go down in history as a great president. I expect that a lot of things will change because of Trump. That’s what voters want…
  • A professor has made a list of websites she says publish ‘fake' or ‘misleading' news
    On Monday, Google and Facebook announced measures to ban fake news websites from using their advertising networks. Previous attempts by Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network saw the companies ban sites that “misrepresent, misstate or conceal information”. However the proliferation of fake news during the US elections, some argued, swayed votes towards Donald Trump and prompted the social media platform and giant search engine into changing their policies.
  • Trump’s Victory: A Historical Upset
    I have to admit it. I fully did NOT expect Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the United States of America. All of the odds were against him: He was underfunded compared to Hillary’s money machine; Nearly every media source was openly against him; Not one major celebrity came out to support him; He was labbeled a racist and a misogynist; All leading figures of his own party abandoned him; Much of his policies were in direct opposition with the aims of the globalist elite; Robert DeNiro said he wanted to punch him in the face.
  • Facebook, Google announce new policies to fight fake news
    Two of the world’s biggest internet companies, Google and Facebook, are taking new steps to fight the rising tide of fake news — in other words, conspiracy theories and misleading information from no-name sites masquerading as news— that exploded on their platforms during this campaign cycle. The problem has grown to the point that it is now too big to ignore. Both companies have come under fire for widely-shared fake news stories that spread false information about the candidates. In a move disclosed Monday, Google said it will withhold lucrative digital ads from appearing on any sites that “misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information.” The new policy could give news and information sites greater incentive to avoid false headlines or risk losing revenue.
  • Here’s Where Trillions of Investor Dollars Went After Trump’s Big Win
    We expected the Super Shemitah/Jubilee time period (which officially ends on November 20th with the end of the Catholic Jubilee) to be one of dramatic change and chaos. And, did we ever get it! Since the beginning of the Jubilee year, in October of last year, two massive events have happened.  Brexit and Trump. Both were completely unexpected by most. Brexit saw the worst day in worldwide stock markets in history the day after the vote. And, interestingly, Dow futures were down 777 points at one point as it became clear Trump had won the “selection.”  But, then the markets had a massive rebound the next day.
  • Legend Art Cashin On A Trump Presidency, The New World Order, Gold, Brexit, The Great Depression And Why We Will See Panic
    As the bond market continues to melt down, interest rates rise and the Dollar Index surges above 100, legend Art Cashin gave one of his most important interviews ever to King World News about a Trump presidency, the New World Order, gold, Brexit, the Great Depression, and why we will see panic before the end of the year. Eric King:  “In Trump’s acceptance speech he said that we are going to have massive infrastructure spending.  Is that bearish for gold?  I don’t think so.”
  • This Wasn’t A Vote, It Was An Uprising
    The article below has come to me. I am unable to ascertain if it is a published statement or one of those items sent around the Internet. Nevertheless, I do believe that it captures the attitude of those Americans who in the vast majority of the states gave their vote to Donald Trump. The optimism expessed in the article might be unrealistic. In order to prevail over the Oligarchy, President Trump will need a government as strong as he appears to be. He cannot find the strength he needs for his government among the usual Washington, Wall Street, and corporate sources. If he selects from these people, he will be impotent. The question is: who is his transition team? Are they focused on making nice with the Oligachs? If so, there will be no change.
  • Dow’s Trump-Fueled Surge is Difficult to Explain
    From David Fabian: It feels like we have almost packed a full year’s worth of stock market price action into just the last two weeks.  With so many diverging market sectors and overall fluctuations, I thought it would be prudent to do an examination of some key charts. Taking a closer look at these categories can help frame macro views as well as determine areas of strength and weakness.
  • Here’s Where Trillions of Investor Dollars Went After Trump’s Big Win
    From ZeroHedge: The early winners and losers of Trump’s presidential win are very clear, with trillions of dollars flying around as investors attempt to position themselves for the next four years. Despite the repeated warnings by websites such as this one that the polls showing Hillary Clinton ahead of the election were rigged and manipulated, misrepresenting the real popular support of the two candidates, and that the likelihood of a “shock” Trump victory is far greater than anyone was willing to admit, both traders, the media, and the punditry were stunned by the outcome which, just like Brexit, few had actually anticipated. The result, at least in global capital markets, has been an unprecedented repricing of risk assets.
  • War On Cash Intensifies: Citibank To Stop Accepting Cash At Some Branches
    Less than a week after India’s surprise move to scrap its highest denomination cash notes, another front in the War on Cash has intensified down under in Australia. Yesterday, banking giant UBS proposed that eliminating Australia’s $100 and $50 bills would be “good for the economy and good for the banks.” (How convenient that a bank would propose something that’s good for banks!) This isn’t the first time that the financial establishment has pushed for a cashless society in Australia (or anywhere else).
  • Krugman Gets His Alien Invasion – And Gold Bugs Get Paradise
    Nobel Prize winning economist and uber-liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman likes to illustrate his philosophy by noting that the threat of an alien invasion would help the economy by stimulating government spending. Well, last week’s election gave Krugman and the rest of the Keynesian establishment their alien invasion (Trump and company being only partially human when viewed through Beltway-culture eyes).
  • Twitter cracks down on alt-right accounts
    Twitter is cracking down on accounts belonging to members of the alt-right movement in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election, USA Today reported Wednesday. The social networking website suspended the accounts of several prominent figures, including Richard Spencer, president of an alt-right think tank. Spencer, who had a verified account, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Twitter's action “is corporate Stalinism.”
  • A Third of Anti-Trump Protestors Arrested in Portland Didn’t Vote
    The streets of downtown Portland have swelled with protesters each night since Donald Trump won the presidential election on Tuesday, and on occasion the protests have turned violent. That’s led to 112 arrests in the last week and a review of state election records by a local news station shows that more than a third of those arrested didn’t even vote.
  • Who will be Trump's chief of staff? Kellyanne Conway says the announcement of The Donald's assistant is ‘imminent'
    Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's campaign manager, has said that the announcement for the White House chief of staff is ‘imminent'. Conway told reporters late Saturday night that there are ‘several people being considered' for the position, according to ABC News. But, she added, ‘it's Mr Trump's decision ultimately'. She said that she thinks ‘Reince Priebus has expressed interest in the position' as well.
  • George Soros
    “I cannot and do not care about the social consequences of what i do.” explains it right there folks…..
  • Permian’s Wolfcamp formation called biggest shale oil field in U.S.
    In a troubled oil world, the Permian Basin is the gift that keeps on giving. One portion of the giant field, known as the Wolfcamp formation, was found to hold 20 billion barrels of oil trapped in four layers of shale beneath West Texas. That’s almost three times larger than North Dakota’s Bakken play and the single largest U.S. unconventional crude accumulation ever assessed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At current prices, that oil is worth almost $900 billion.
  • REVEALED: Donald Trump vows to ‘reopen 9/11 probe' that could ‘spark a revolution'
    Disenfranchised working class voters propelled the billionaire reality star into the White House this week in one of the biggest election upsets in US history. In his first days as President-elect, Republican Trump has given few clues on how he plans to honour his pledge to “Make America Great Again”. But ahead of his Brexit-style election earthquake, Trump threatened to lift the lid on one of the most catastrophic terror attacks in modern history.
  • Soros-Funded Anti-Trump Protesters Rioting in Cities Across America: Fomenting National Crisis and Martial Law?
    Globalist investor in murder and mayhem George Soros is at it again, funding his MoveOn.org to organize post-election “sour grapes” protests around the country in response to underdog Trump’s surprising President-elect victory. Complicit crime partner mainstream media is having a field day deceitfully spinning these top down, billionaire driven demonstrations as a spontaneous, grassroots populist uprising against racist dictator Donald. From a press release from MoveOn.org: The gatherings – organized by MoveOn.org and allies – will affirm a continued rejection of Donald Trump’s bigotry, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and misogyny and demonstrate our resolve to fight together for the America we still believe is possible.
  • Goldman Just Killed The “Reflation Euphoria” – Concludes Global Growth Will Suffer Under Trump No Matter What
    Earlier today, we presented an analysis by Goldman Sachs which emerged with a lukewarm take on Trump's policies as to how they stand to impact US domestic growth, with only Goldman's “adverse” scenario resulting in a “stagflationary”, i.e., recessionary outcome. However, in a follow up report by another set of Goldman economists Nicholas Fawcett and Sven Jari Stehn, one which looks at the broader global set of Trump policy consequences for the entire world – because after all, the US is still a part of it –  it finds that virtually every scenario leads to a global contraction, something we previewed yesterday in our post titled “What’s Good For The US In This Case, Is Not Good For Emerging Markets.”
  • The Anti-Trump Protesters Are Tools of the Oligarchy — Paul Craig Roberts
    Who are the anti-Trump protesters besmirching the name of progressives by pretending to be progressives and by refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election? They look like, and are acting worse than, the “white trash” that they are denouncing. I think I know who they are. They are thugs for hire and are paid by the Oligarchy to delegitimize Trump’s presidency in the way that Washington and the German Marshall Fund paid students in Kiev to protest the democratically elected Ukrainian government in order to prepare the way for a coup.
  • Keiser Report: Gaddafi-like Death to Clinton's Political Career (E992)
    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the gruesome Gaddafi like death to a political career. They look at the role of Obamacare premium increases in middle income voter discontentment with the Democratic Party. In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson about what went wrong for Hillary.
  • Forget Trump – Is Deutsche Bank The First Domino of the Next Economic Collapse?
    The FIRST DOMINO of Contagion: Will Deutsche bank be the catalyst for the collapse of the European banking system?
  • The Amazing Collapse of Russia’s Auto Market
    We don’t hear much from the global automakers and their analysts about the multi-year sales fiasco in Russia, in part because they don’t like to bring up crummy data unless they have to. And they don’t have to. For them, Russia is just a tiny market, compared to China and the US: through October this year, new light vehicle sales in Russia amounted to about 8% of sales in the US. Since 2010, auto sales in China, the US, and many other countries have boomed. And they grew in Russia too, but only until late 2012, when the market began to stall. They declined in 2013. Then, when the sanctions hit in 2014, the market sagged. When the oil bust hit in 2015, the market crashed. And to this day, it continues to head south. The numbers are stunning.
  • Anti-Vaccination Proponent Melania Trump Delivers Powerful Speech
    Vaccinate your kids, they say. It’ll be safe, they say. The only problem is that “they,” isn’t vaccinating their children. Tonight, Melania Trump, the wife GOP Presidential nominee and potential First Lady of the United States, took the stage in grand fashion to endorse her husband’s controversial campaign. Melania has come from a rural town in Slovenia to the brink of being one of the world’s most powerful women. For husband Donald, Melania serves as a puzzle piece that doesn’t seem to fit with liberal rhetoric. Trump’s being painted as a racist and xenophobic and misogynist, something Melania’s presence seems to deny even without her ringing endorsements of him. She’s an immigrant, a woman, a cultural infusion.
  • The Global “Populist” Doom Tour Swings to Italy
    Widespread public disaffection and dissatisfaction are not unique to the UK and US; they’re on the rise all over the developed world. It’s not hard to see why. In the words of Mark Blyth, one of an embarrassingly small number of economists to correctly call both Brexit and the victory of Trump, the last 30 years have seen “a huge amount of economic growth but hardly anyone’s benefited from it.” And now the people are “fed up” and have decided at any opportunity to “give their elites notice that they’ve had enough.”
  • Here’s My Experience with Healthcare in Mexico
    An acquaintance of mine was walking around with a bandaged hand so I asked him what had happened. He was working and something slipped and he ended up with a nasty gash on the back of his hand. He went down to the local clinic and they put in 8 stitches. The total bill was $52. Three years ago, I fell on a tile floor and broke my pelvis in 3 places. I was picked up by an ambulance, driven 40 miles to a private hospital where I spent 6 days and had a 5 hour surgery to repair the damage. They put in 3 pins, a plate, and 6 screws. The total bill was $22,000. I have no idea just how many stitches they put in, but the incision is 14″ long. That was the total bill, no insurance.
  • The Far Left Is Planning The Biggest Political Protest In United States History For Inauguration Day
    We have seen very large protests in major cities all over America since Donald Trump won the election, but the biggest one of all is being planned for January 20th. Radical leftists are calling for thousands upon thousands of activists to descend upon Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day, and they are planning to disrupt the inauguration festivities as much as they possibly can. And if you doubt that the “Not My President” movement can pull this off, you may want to consider that 25,000 protesters showed up in New York City on Saturday on very short notice. These people are bitter, angry, frustrated and incredibly motivated. At this point they still have more than two months to organize their forces, and many are expecting that this is going to be the most chaotic Inauguration Day in American history.
  • “Is The Market Wrong?”: Financial Conditions Are Tightening At An Alarming Pace
    As a result of the recent spike in yields, and surge in the dollar following the Trump victory, the market's reaction has been to assume that this is a harbinger of rising inflation due to a tidal wave of “imminent” fiscal easing, and has accordingly pushed up the December rate hike odds to above 90%. After all, the logical offset of the expected easing in fiscal conditions is for the Fed to tighten monetary policy, arguably the only source of market gains (and economy support) over the past 7 years. But is the market wrong?
  • President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country on 60 Minutes
    The following script is from “The 45th President,” which aired on Nov. 13, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Rich Bonin and Ruth Streeter, producers. During what seemed an interminable campaign, a divided country found all kinds of ways to describe Donald Trump: visionary businessman, vulgar self-promoter, political neophyte. But after Tuesday, for all Americans, there’s only one description that counts: president-elect.
  • Bonds bloodied as Trump spending plans spur dollar
    Routs in global bonds and emerging markets intensified, while the dollar climbed with base metals as investors positioned for the wave of fiscal stimulus that Donald Trump has pledged to unleash. The yield on 30-year Treasuries rose to the highest since January, with last week’s record debt selloff bleeding into Monday trading and weighing on credit markets.
  • Democrats Are Now Calling For A ‘Revolution In The Streets’, And I Believe That They Are Quite Serious
    The surprise victory by Donald Trump on November 8th has spawned a series of violent protests and riots all over the nation as stunned leftists continue to throw the largest post-election temper tantrum in U.S. history.  Protesters in large cities all across America have been disrupting public transportation, looting stores, hurling objects at the police and burning Trump in effigy.  There have even been shootings at anti-Trump rallies in Seattle and in Portland.  Hundreds of protesters have been arrested so far, and organizers are promising that this is only just the beginning.  Meanwhile, large numbers of enraged leftists are physically threatening Trump on Twitter, and some are even calling for a violent revolution.  Sadly, I believe that they are quite serious about this.
  • Popular Vote Reality Check
    I’ve been listening to the left wingnuts crying foul because Crooked Hillary won the popular vote. They evidently fell asleep during their American government class in high school. The reason there are two senators per state and an electoral college is to keep the large powerful states from wielding too much power in governing the nation. It seems left wing nutjobs seem to be drawn together into 6 liberal enclaves. You may notice the professional violent Soros protestors do their best work in these states. Republican voters in these states know their vote is worthless, because there are far too many irrational, mathematically challenged snowflakes to overcome. So, many don’t even bother to vote.
  • Monte Paschi Begins Bondholder “Bail-In”: Will Equitize Over €4 Billion In Junior Bonds
    Monte Paschi's long anticipated, if largely undesired bail-in is finally a fact. Ever since the bank failed the ECB's latest stress test this summer, when it was advised that it needs to raise billions in capital, only to see the process fizzle with virtually no willing sources of new cash emerging due to the opaque labyrinth of the bank's bilions on NPLs, Italy's third largest, most insolvent, bank has been hoping to avoid a debt conversion, out of fears it may spook retail bondholders across the capital structure, and in other Italian banks, who may perceive the move even if touted as “voluntary” as a creditor bail-in. Which it technically is.
  • Why India wiped out 86% of its cash overnight
    India is in the middle of an extraordinary economic experiment. On 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave only four hours' notice that virtually all the cash in the world's seventh-largest economy would be effectively worthless. The Indian government likes to use the technical term “demonetisation” to describe the move, which makes it sound rather dull. It isn't. This is the economic equivalent of “shock and awe”.
  • Anti-Trump Protests: Proof Of Professional Activist Involvement
    In a story from November 12, USA Today writes an article to discredit the idea that the professional activist community is involved with organizing anti-Trump protests. They invite you to meet the protesters. USA today presents them as ordinary people. However, WikiLeaks exposes them as experienced protest organizers and activists. USA Today presents the protests as spontaneous, involving people from “all walks of life” – certainly not professional protesters.
  • Elizabeth Warren: Democracy Demands That We Work Together on America’s Agenda
    Elizabeth Warren sparred with Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election campaign. Now, the senator from Massachusetts is ready to work with the president-elect to rebuild the American economy. But if Republicans attempt to remove Wall Street regulations or gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she will fight them. Warren shared her thoughts in a speech to the AFL-CIO executive council in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
  • Iran Nears Pre-Sanction Levels, Starts Pumping Oil At 3 New Fields
    Three new oilfields in Iran were put in production mode this weekend at an official ceremony, adding more than 220,000 bpd to the country’s total output. The fields are Yadavaran, North Azadegan, and North Yaran—three of the five fields that Iran shares with Iraq. The launch of North Yaran was reported last week, with initial production seen at 30,000 bpd. North Azadegan will yield 75,000 bpd, and Yadavaran should produce 115,000 bpd. At the ceremony, President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying that “Oil production west of Karoun must reach one million barrels per day. This is a realistic goal, and we need investment and technology.”
  • Iran Surprises OPEC With A Further 250,000 Bpd Increase
    President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, was poised to announce on Sunday that the nation has increased oil production by 250,000 barrels per day. This was accomplished through the creation of three new fields west of the Karoun River. The addition in production was highly unexpected, especially to neighboring OPEC nations. As of this past Wednesday, Brent crude oil futures have dropped a substantial amount to under $44 per barrel. Three publicly traded companies on three separate exchanges have paid as much as $3 billion to obtain these fields. Sinopec from China has acquired the largest, producing 115,000 barrels per day. China’s National Petroleum Corporation bought the second largest field and the third was given to Persia Oil and Gas Development of Iran. All three of these companies stand to profit from these fields. Iran is in the process of ramping up production to reach their prior unsanctioned levels, which would place the oil majors in a crucial position to grow.
  • Iran seeks $10 bln in Russian arms
    Iran is moving ahead with plans to purchase advanced Russian weaponry now that UN sanctions have been lifted even as Republican president-elect Donald Trump vows to revisit and/or scrap the nuclear deal between the Obama Administration and Tehran. Viktor Ozerov, the Russian Federation Council’s defense and security committee, who is on a visit to Tehran, said on Monday that Iran wants to buy $10 billion worth of weapons including T90 tanks, the most advanced in Russia’s arsenal. Russia has completed the delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran in October and these are expected to be ready for deployment by year’s end, Ozerov said. But any weapons that can be used for offensive purposes, such as the T-90s, must be approved by the UN Security Council until 2020.
  • Trump just laid out a pretty radical student debt plan
    Donald Trump is promising the most liberal student loan repayment plan since the inception of the federal financial aid program, in a clear effort to court the millions of Americans struggling with the high cost of college. “We would cap repayment for an affordable portion of the borrower’s income, 12.5 percent, we’d cap it. That gives you a lot to play with and a lot to do,” Trump said at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday. “And if borrowers work hard and make their full payments for 15 years, we’ll let them get on with their lives. They just go ahead and they get on with their lives.”
  • Commentary: The unbearable smugness of the press
    The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so.
    It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly # WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory. More than that and more importantly, we also missed the story, after having spent months mocking the people who had a better sense of what was going on.
  • China plays critical role in climate change cooperation – official
    China is expected to play a pivotal role in consolidating and enhancing South-South partnership, particularly when it comes to issues related to climate change. Speaking to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Moroccan Foreign Minister and Climate Change Conference (COP22) President Salaheddine Mezouar said that China has an “extremely important role to play in accompanying, reinforcing and boosting South-South partnership and support sustainable development policies in the African continent”. China is currently participating in the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) held in Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Trump Will Become Third President to Forego a Salary. Here's What the Other Two Did With Theirs…
    Trump Will Become Third President to Forego a Salary. Here's What the Other Two Did With Theirs… From the start of his campaign, Trump has pledged that he'd put aside his business activities completely if elected, telling CBS's “Face The Nation” last October that he’s been “phasing out” his role since the beginning of his campaign.
  • Federal Reserve & Clintons Doomed-Clif High
    Internet data mining expert Clif High predicted that “Trump would win” the election and that Hillary Clinton would go “missing” after the election. Sure enough, Hillary was missing the night of her defeat.  What does that mean?  High thinks, “That there was a breakdown among a very delicate relationship among a lot of powerful parties that failed to deliver as promised.  The plan didn’t work.  So, now there is no real plan “B.”  There never could be under the circumstances.  We are in a situation where there can’t be a plan “B” for the Federal Reserve, for example.  They (FED) have to go on a certain path, they’re doomed.  That is true of the criminal organization we call CGI (Clinton Global Initiative).  Any criminal gang, no matter where it is in the social order, progresses along a certain path, runs into opposition and dies.  It always happens, and it always will.”
  • As Obama buries US-led TPP, focus shifts to China-backed trade deal
    The China-proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) will be in focus during the upcoming  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru from Nov. 19-20 even as the US officially gives up on a rival trade deal, the TPP. Heads of states including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama will be in attendance at the APEC Summit. In Peru, Obama will explain to other TPP nations the reasons for the US government’s failure and the suspensions of its efforts to win congressional approval for the deal. US President-elect Trump has called the TPP a “disaster” and “a rape of our country”.
  • When People Laughed At The Idea Of Trump Actually Being Elected President!
    Never underestimate the power of the silent majority.  Those who kept silent during this campaign had the strongest voices.
  • Soros And Liberal Mega-Donors Plot For War With Donald Trump
    George Soros and other liberal mega-donors are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed-door meeting where they will discuss opposing Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office. According to Politico, the meeting, which began on Sunday night at Washington’s Mandarin Oriental hotel, is sponsored by the influential Democracy Alliance donor club and will include darlings of the left such as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison.
  • 58 Facts About the U.S. Economy from 2015 that are Almost too Crazy to Believe
    This year the middle class continued to deteriorate, more Americans than ever found themselves living in poverty, and the debt bubble that we are living in expanded to absolutely ridiculous proportions.  Toward the end of the year, a new global financial crisis erupted, and it threatens to completely spiral out of control as we enter 2016.  Over the past six months, I have been repeatedly stressing to my readers that so many of the exact same patterns that immediately preceded the financial crisis of 2008 are happening once again, and trillions of dollars of stock market wealth has already been wiped out globally.  Some of the largest economies on the entire planet such as Brazil and Canada have already plunged into deep recessions, and just about every leading indicator that you can think of is screaming that the U.S. is heading into one.  So don’t be fooled by all the happy talk coming from Barack Obama and the mainstream media.  When you look at the cold, hard numbers, they tell a completely different story.  The following are 58 facts about the U.S. economy from 2015 that are almost too crazy to believe…
  • EU chief SQUIRMS over questions of legitimacy of ‘undemocratic’ European Commission
    THIS is the astonishing moment an EU chief was left squirming as he was questioned on whether the European Commission is truly democratic – when it is made up of unelected representatives. The awkward scenes happened during a citizens dialogue in Helsinki, Finland, when Frans Timmermans, the First-Vice President of the Commission, was challenged over the legitimacy of the institution. Taking the EU representative to task, a Finnish citizen demanded to know why Jyrki Katainen had been allowed to become the country's commissioner after he resigned as prime minister for “failing” in the leading role.
  • The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won
    If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning. The lofty contempt for ‘low information’ Americans. The barely concealed disgust for the rednecks and cretins of ‘flyover’ America who are apparently racist and misogynistic and homophobic. The haughty sneering at the vulgar, moneyed American political system and how it has allowed a wealthy candidate to poison the little people’s mushy, malleable minds. The suggestion that American women, more than 40 per cent of whom are thought to have voted for Trump, suffer from internalised misogyny: that is, they don’t know their own minds, the poor dears. The hysterical, borderline apocalyptic claims that the world is now infernally screwed because ‘our candidate’, the good, pure person, didn’t get in.
  • Canadian Parliament Condemns Free Speech
    On October 26, Canada's parliament unanimously passed an anti-Islamophobia motion, which was the result of a petition initiated by Samer Majzoub, president of the Canadian Muslim Forum. The petition garnered almost 70,000 signatures.
  • Donald Trump could still not become president because of ‘faithless electors’ and the electoral college
    It’s still theoretically possible for Donald Trump not to become president. But the near-impossibility all depends on the electoral college and the strange US system. Donald Trump might have won the election by getting more of the votes in the electoral college than Hillary Clinton did. But strictly and legally, it’s not the election that just happened that matters: it’s the one where the members of the electoral college go and represent their voters and pick their candidate. That’s due to happen on 12 December, at meetings in each state where all Republican or Democrat representatives – depending on how each state voted – will cast their vote. And it will almost certainly go one way, with most of the electors casting their ballots for Donald Trump and making him President.
  • Did America Really Pass The Test? – Hillary Clinton Is Going To Win The Popular Vote By A Wide Margin
    The 2016 election was a test, and it would be easy to assume that since Donald Trump won the election that America passed the test. Unfortunately, it may not be that simple. A closer look at the numbers reveals a very sobering reality. Yes, Donald Trump won far more electoral votes than Hillary Clinton did, and that means that he is on track to become our next president. But Hillary Clinton is going to win the popular vote, and it is likely to be by a very wide margin once all the votes are counted.
  • No Matter What Happens, We Won’t Know Who The Next President Will Be Until December 19th
    Most Americans assume that their votes decide who the next president will be, but that is actually not the case.  It is the Electoral College that will elect the next president, and they don’t meet until December 19th.  And the truth is that all of the members of the Electoral College never meet in one place.  Rather, electors gather together in all 50 state capitals on the second Wednesday in December, and it is at that time that the next president and vice president are officially elected.  Of course members of the Electoral College have voted according to the will of the people about 99 percent of the time throughout our history, but with how crazy this election has turned out to be you never know what might happen.  For example, later on in this article you will see that one elector in Washington state has already publicly stated that he will not cast his vote for Hillary Clinton.  If other “faithless electors” emerge, that could potentially change the entire outcome of the election.
  • For People Who Are Worried About Druckenmiller Selling His Gold…
    For people who are worried about Druckenmiller selling his gold… Before we get to Druckenmiller selling his gold, look at the collapse in the 30-year bond market as interest rates continue to surge! I am going to stick with yesterday’s format and try to make sense of the market motion, then turn to the action lower in the column, and I’m doing this in response to all the questions I’ve been getting about how various markets can possibly do what they’re doing, i.e., why are they behaving as they are…
  • Druckenmiller: “I Sold All My Gold On The Night Of The Election”
    Just six months ago, Stanley Druckenmiller saw nothing but pain for the economy: in a presentation to the Sohn Conference in early May, the legendary Duquesne manager delivered what may have been his most bearish fire and brimstone sermon yet, and in fact according to some buysiders who were present, its somber mood and lack of faux optimism was downright apocalyptic. Druckenmiller said that while the Fed and policymakers have no endgame, markets do – hinting that one is rapidly approaching – and suggested that everyone should liquidate their equity holdings and buy a certain 5000 year old shiny asset, which as we reported previously, is Druckenmiller's “largest currency allocation.”
  • Toward A New World Order?
    A Brave New World is coming? Perhaps. We had a recent discussion with a group of people in the hopeless business of doing long term forecasting. This made us think about what the world will look like over the next 20 to 40 years. A pretty thankless task, but the bottom line is without a damn good war, Asia will be the way of the future. As an experiment, assume, as most long term forecasters do, that both Europe and the US have reached a mature plateau where growth will average around 1.5 to 2 per cent over the long term, while China will slowly decelerate from the current 6.5 to 3 per cent and India from today`s 7 to around 4. In this scenario (which we do not necessarily believe in, as China is up for en epic crash) what will be the share of global GDP by, say, 2060? And what are the geopolitical implications?
  • China ‘Devalues' Yuan To Weakest Since Breaking The Peg In 2010
    With offshore Yuan tumbling in recent days – echoing the collapse in US Treasury bond prices – the spread to the onshore fix appears to have forced the PBOC's hand. With a 200 pip cut in the CNY fix tonight, China has all but erased any strength in the Renminbi against the USD since it broke the peg (“enabled more flexibility”) in June 2010. Given the wakness in the Reniminbi basket, one could argue that the Yuan could be sold against the USD considerably more to catch down to the pressure that other major basket currencies have been under…
  • What Does Trump’s Victory Mean For Energy Policy?
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump has won the presidential election, and that likely means the Obama administration’s global warming agenda will be massively scaled back or scrapped altogether. Trump, a Republican, has promised to cut the EPA, scrap the Paris climate treaty and rollback rules holding back U.S. energy production. “Just look at what Trump has promised,” a source close to Trump’s transition team told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Blame the Shrinking Toblerone on the Expanding Money Supply
    The confectionery corporation Mondelez International Inc. has announced it will be downsizing its beloved Swiss chocolate bar Toblerone due to the high cost of ingredients. The Illinois-based company, said in a Facebook post: “We carry these costs for as long as possible, but to ensure Toblerone remains on-shelf, is affordable and retains the triangular shape, we have had to reduce the weight of just two of our bars in the U.K.” Adjusting the size and weight of their products is a common practice for manufactures of food and beverages. It’s called “shrinkflation” and works as a cost cutting maneuver. In adjusting the Toblerone, the manufactures reduced its iconic row of triangular shaped pieces, expanding the gaps between each.
  • Marshall Swing Returns: Read My Lips…THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IS COMING
    Well, today is Election Day morning and everybody is wondering what happens in the U.S. Presidential Election and also what happens to gold and silver. People will be holding their breath until polls close in East Coast and Central time zones as most elections are decided and called shortly afterwards. I have not written an article in about 1 year and with good reason.  There really has not been that much interesting, to me, going on with gold and silver.  It is the same old stuff over and over again, wash, rinse, and repeat. Can you spell M – A – N – I – P – U – L – A – T – I – O – N  ?
  • Will Obamacare morph into Trumpcare?
    The buzz following the US elections is all about what to expect from the Trump presidency. At first, there was uncertainty over what, precisely, did he promise to do, but when he released his ‘Contract With the American Voter’ (described in this week’s news) the uncertainty shifted to what Trump will be able to do, considering the fact that almost all of it must be initiated and funded by Congress.
  • Peter Schiff Calls “Hidden Vote” for Trump Before Election Results
    In an interview with RT News Tuesday night just as the election was getting started, Peter Schiff showed, once again, his acumen and insight for reading economic and political situations correctly. After Larry King asked if the election’s comparison to Brexit was appropriate, Peter accurately described the simmering voter angst at the economy and predicted the existence of a “hidden vote” for Trump that would soon prove to have eluded pollsters.
  • No, the Electoral College won’t make Clinton president instead of Trump
    Donald Trump won Tuesday’s presidential election. But many liberals and progressives have begun clinging to one faint hope that he could still be stopped — through the Electoral College. Tuesday’s vote was technically not to make Trump president, but only to determine who the 538 electors in various states across the country will be. It is those electors who will cast the votes that legally elect the president on December 19.
  • All About Blockchain And Why It's A Bigger Deal Than Bitcoin
    Banks have made the exchange of currency their business. But the digital age has ushered in a new way of banking, disrupting the institutions that have controlled the industry for hundreds of years. It’s the internet of banking, developed by private citizens for private citizens. While innovation in the industry is most commonly linked to Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, it’s the underlying technology, blockchain, that might produce the biggest waves. “Blockchain presents an opportunity to bring disparate things together and allow secure, nonrefutable records of transactions to be done anywhere you need them to be done — quickly, securely and with little chance of fraud,” said Andrew Dare, architect of financial services innovation at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise in Halifax, U.K. “Therein lies the true value of the technology.”
  • The Chilling Thing Hertz Just Said about the US Auto Boom
    Hertz Global Holdings, the giant rental car company which also owns Dollar and Thrifty, got crushed on Tuesday, as is so often the case, by an otherwise boring accounting entry. Depreciation of its cars had to be adjusted. Depreciation of the rental fleet is a huge expense in the industry: for Hertz, 29% of its total expenses. Depreciation is supposed to bring the value of these cars down to what they can be sold for when they’re scratched and dented and have 37,000 miles on them. Depreciating the fleet just a little less aggressively would boost earnings for a little while and is a very tempting strategy. But a few quarters later, when the cars have to be sold, reality comes home to roost.
  • What the Heck’s going on with Foreclosures? Why this Spike?
    The total number of homes with foreclosure filings jumped 27% in October from September, when they’d been at the lowest level since 2006. It was the biggest jump in monthly foreclosure filings since August 2007. Compared to October last year, homes with foreclosure filings still decreased, but this nationwide decrease is covering up what is now happening in 28 states and Washington D.C., according to the Foreclosure Report by ATTOM Data Solutions. There, the inventory of homes with foreclosure filings is beginning to rise even on a year-over year basis.
  • Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Just Warned Trump Could Be Assassinated
    Today former U.S. Treasury Secretary just warned that Trump could be assassinated. (King World News) Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts:  The US presidential election is historic, because the American people were able to defeat the oligarchs.  Hillary Clinton, an agent for the Oligarchy, was defeated despite the vicious media campaign against Donald Trump.  This shows that the media and the political establishments of the political parties no longer have credibility with the American people…
  • Wow… The Country Is Totally Not Prepared For This…
    If you’ve ever been REALLY bored, and wanted entertainment rather than anything even loosely resembling news, you may have stumbled upon cable “news” outlet MSNBC. If so, then it normally takes all of about 5 seconds to determine that the pundits and alleged “news” anchors MUST permanently resided in an alternate universe or dimension. Why? Because that's the only remotely plausible explanation for some of the stories they report as news on that channel, HOWEVER, in the article and videos below, you’re about to see proof that they’ve returned to our realm, even if just temporarily.
  • Consumer Credit Increases By $19.3 Billion
    The Federal Reserve's consumer credit report for September 2016 shows a 6.3% annualized monthly increase in consumer credit, and 7.0% for the entire third quarter.  Revolving credit increased 5.2% for the month as well as Q3,.  Non-revolving credit increased 7.4% for September and 7.6% for Q3.  Consumer credit matters due to personal consumption being the driving force in economic growth.
  • Do You Believe In Miracles?
    We have never seen anything like this in the history of American politics.  Donald Trump’s shocking victory on election night is nothing short of a modern day miracle.  Several weeks ago I told my readers that it would take the biggest political miracle ever in order for Trump to win, and I had been strongly urging them to vote, but even early on election night I was skeptical that Trump could actually pull it off.  Initially the results coming out of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio looked rather ominous, and a lot of Trump supporters were freaking out.  But those initial numbers strongly reflected early voting results, and those results typically favor Democrats.  Once the Election Day numbers started rolling in, it was clear that there was a massive unanticipated wave of momentum for Trump.
  • The defeat of Hillary Clinton just dealt a devastating blow to Monsanto, Big Pharma and the corrupt vaccine industry
    The ignorant people voting for Hillary Clinton two days ago had no idea what they were really voting for. That's by design, of course: They are kept deliberately dumbed-down by the complicit media which packed their brains full of anti-facts and twisted mush. While Clinton supporters mistakenly believed Hillary supported women, children, immigrants and humanity, in the real world Hillary Clinton was an obedient pawn of the most evil, genocidal corporate entities on the planet.
  • This Trump Economic Advisor Wants America to Go Back to the Gold Standard
    Donald Trump is no policy wonk. He is pitching himself as the best man for the presidency based on his track record as businessman, and his ability to surround himself with the “best” people—not on his knack for writing white papers. This, of course, means that it is important for voters to understand whom he is surrounding himself with, and what sort of ideas they hold.
  • Trump releases seven-point health care reform plan . . . and it's excellent
    A lot more than just getting rid of the lines. I mentioned on Facebook yesterday that I am not that big a fan of election years, and here's a case in point. At this moment, #NeverTrump is all the rage among conservatives, and there's a tremendous push to get Republican primary voters united behind one remaining Trump rival to take the nomination away from him. My job is to write what I think about whatever happens on a given day. It's not to only write what I think will result in a certain outcome. So when I tell you that Donald Trump's new seven-point health care reform plan is excellent, some of you are going to say: Don't say that now! It'll help Trump! # NeverTrump!!!
  • Kremlin: Hillary Clinton victory would have CAUSED World War 3 between Russia and USA
    DONALD Trump's shock victory in the US presidential election prevented World War 3 erupting between the USA and Russia, a Kremlin official has claimed. The senior Moscow diplomat, who advises Vladimir Putin, said a Hillary Clinton presidency would have plunged the world into a diplomatic crisis. But a former British foreign secretary has warned Mr Trump against cosying up to the Russian strongman, saying the Kremlin was “unafraid to use aggression and intervention to shore up its influence”.
  • Surging Bond Yields Signalling Pain Not Growth Ahead For US Economy
    The US election results are in and the US stock market is enjoying a sharp rally over the shock news of Donald Trump winning the election and becoming the new President elect. On the back of the big rally in US stocks there has also been another big shift occurring in another very important asset class, US Government bonds.
  • Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days
    At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office. The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He also laid out his plan for working with Congress to introduce 10 pieces of legislation that would repeal Obamacare, fund the construction of a wall at the Southern border (with a provision that Mexico would reimburse the U.S.), encourage infrastructure investment, rebuild military bases, promote school choice and more.
  • Over $1 Trillion In Bond Losses In Days: Second Worst Week Ever
    Six months after we warned about the massive loss potential resulting from a spike in bond yields, one month after Ray Dalio did exactly the same, when he warned the NY Fed that “it would only take a 100 basis point rise in Treasury bond yields to trigger the worst price decline in bonds since the 1981 bond market crash”, and one day after we documented that MTM losses from surging bond yields had surpassed a third of a trillion, the tally is now three times greater, with total MTM losses soaring to $1 trillion just two days after the presidential election. As Bloomberg calculates, more than $1 trillion was wiped off the value of bonds around the world this week on concerns Trump’s policies will unleash a debt tsunami, and are seen boosting spending and quickening inflation. They are also expected to lead to much more QE as there will be trillions in government budget deficits that need to be funded.
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, Schumer tells labor leaders
    The Senate’s soon-to-be top Democrat told labor leaders Thursday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal at the center of President Obama’s “pivot” to strengthen ties with key Asian allies, will not be ratified by Congress. That remark from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, came as good news to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, which met Thursday in Washington. Schumer relayed statements that Republican congressional leaders had made to him, according to an aide who confirmed the remarks.
  • Banning Fracking In The U.S. Would Kill 14.8 Million Jobs, Study Says
    A ban on hydraulic fracturing would kill 14.8 million jobs and cost the average American family $4,000 dollars, according to a new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Were environmentalists to successfully ban fracking next year, 3.9 million jobs would evaporate in 2017, rising to 14.8 million jobs lost by 2022, according to the report. Gasoline prices would almost double as would electricity prices. U.S. household incomes would fall by $873 billion.
  • Trump Not Seeking Full Repeal Of Dodd-Frank; Opposes Bank Bailout Provision
    One of the bigger surprises to emerge from the initial attempts by the Trump transition team to frame the president-elect's policy yesterday, was what was dubbed at full repeal of Dodd-Frank, a move which has been seen by some as surprisingly pro-banker friendly.
  • And Then They Came For the Big Rigs
    No one appears to have noticed this yet. But they will. Not on the road – or at the car dealership. At the supermarket. For openers. Uncle is “proposing” a “program” (the soft-sell language hides the reality of regulations issued by an unelected bureaucracy – EPA – which will be extremely mandatory) in order to “Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improve Fuel Efficiency (their exact language, in the EPA’s pretentious Federal All Caps Style)  of “Medium, and Heavy Duty Vehicles.”
  • Edward Snowden Addresses The US Election Result In Public Webcast
    Edward Snowden, courtesy of RT, is delivering a public address on the US election result from Russia where he is a “temporary resident”, and taking questions via social media on privacy concerns, his pardon and other issues of public concern. A campaign has been launched to secure Snowden a presidential pardon before Obama leaves office in January 2017. Questions can be submitted to the whistleblower by using the hashtag # StartPageSnowden.
  • Zhuhai Air Show draws in over $40 bln
    The 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, in south China’s Guangdong Province, closed on Sunday with a total of 402 deals worth over $40 billion, organizers said. The six-day exhibition attracted more than 700 exhibitors from 42 countries, and showcased mainly Chinese defense equipment including the J-20 stealth fighter. Although it debuted at the airshow, the J-20 will not be fully operational until 2018, the Chinese air force says. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) sold almost 100 aircraft, a mix of commercial and fighter jets, during the event.
  • To fight graft, India withdraws large bills
    In a surprise move, India will withdraw the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation effective midnight Tuesday official sources said in New Delhi. The measure came following an announcement from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said it was an essential move to tackle graft in the country and crack down on unknown sources of income. “To break the grip of corruption and black [unaccounted for] money, we have decided that the 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes presently in use will no longer be legal tender from midnight ie 8 November, 2016,” Modi said in a speech which was special televised on national TV.
  • CIVIL WAR: Violent rallies sweep America as protesters BURN US flag after Trump victory
    THOUSANDS of seething protestors have descended upon cities across America following the momentous election of Donald Trump as the US President. iolent rallies have taken place in New York, Chicago, Austin, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas to express their anger against the billionaire businessman which have continued long into the early hours of Thursday morning. Hordes of demonstrators rushed to Trump Tower in Manhattan screaming “not my President”, “New York hates Trump”, “we reject the President-elect” and “f*** the wall”.
  • Russian banks hit by cyber-attack
    Five Russian banks have been under intermittent cyber-attack for two days, said the country's banking regulator. The state-owned Sberbank was one target of the prolonged attacks, it said. Hackers sought to overwhelm the websites of the banks by deluging them with data in what is known as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Security firm Kaspersky said the attacks were among the largest it had seen aimed at Russian banks.
  • The defeated left turns to HATE: Liberals unleash beatings, death threats and calls for mass murder of Trump supporters
    Now that the voters have wholly rejected the retarded, delusional leftist vision for America — which we might as well just call “liberal suicide” — the real character of the left is on full display. Today, angry liberals are turning to extreme violence and hatred, calling for the killing of Trump supporters, the assassination of Trump and the bloody beatings of all whites. Yes, the racism, violence, bigotry and HATE of the left has finally come out of the closet. I saw this coming, of course, long ago. If you're a regular Natural News reader, you may recall my August 30th article entitled Chaos will erupt across America in less than 100 days… no matter who wins the election. Now, like clockwork, it's all coming true exactly as I foresaw.
  • George H.W. Bush on Trump: I ‘wish him well'
    Former President George H.W. Bush joined his son on Wednesday in congratulating Donald Trump on his White House win. POLITICO reported in September that the elder Bush planned to support Hillary Clinton for president, according to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, a former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy. It's unclear, however, whether he actually did so.
  • Progressives Find ‘White Trash’ More Threatening Than Nuclear War — Paul Craig Roberts
    The American electorate’s preference for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has established two facts. One is that the majority of the American people do not believe the media presstitutes. The other is that only the “progressives” and “liberals” who inhabit the Atlantic Northeast and Pacific West coasts believe the presstitutes. Trump’s election to the presidency has confirmed these holier-than-thou souls in their strongly held belief that America is a white trash racist country. They have told us this all day long today. From these people and from the presstitutes we hear that white supremacy elected Trump. This is their propaganda, the intention of which is to discredit a Trump administration before it is inaugurated. Funny how white supremacy elected black Obama twice previously.
  • Rudy Giuliani Addresses Hillary Pardon – “President Obama Should Leave It To The System”
    Rudy Giuliani, the man that many believe Trump will tap for Attorney General, walked a very fine line this morning in responding to a question about whether or not the Obama administration should pardon Hillary Clinton for her numerous alleged crimes.  While noting the obvious intricacies around potentially prosecuted a former political foe, Giuliani noted that “there are deep and disturbing issues there” and that “President Obama should leave it to the system that we all believe in to determine, is she innocent or is she guilty.”
  • Reverse Speech analysis of Hillary Clinton concession speech
    Ok guys, Hill's concession speech reversals have now been posted on David Oates Reverse Speech Youtube Channel. A bit under 3 mins. She refers twice to a media type battle coming up. And, we can all probably easily guess what that's gonna be about.
  • This is How Consumers Turn into Debt Slaves
    Consumer debt rose by $19.3 billion in September to $3.71 trillion, another record in a five-year series of records, the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors reported on Monday. Consumer debt is up 6% from a year ago, at a time when wages are barely creeping up and when consumer spending rose only 2.4% over the same period. This follows the elegant principle of borrowing ever more to produce smaller and smaller gains in spending and economic growth. Which is a highly sustainable economic model with enormous future potential, according to the Fed.
  • Obama's “Excellent” Conversation With Trump Is Over: “If You Succeed, The Country Succeeds”
    Probably the most awkward meeting ever is now over as President Obama says that he had an “excellent conversation” with President-Elect Trump. The meeting which Trump had scheduled for 10 minutes, lasted an hour-and-a-half and concluded with Obama telling reporters that “if Trump succeeds, the country succeeds.”
  • President Trump: This Is How To Bring Back 1 Million Energy Jobs
    There’s work to be done. And I know you’re up for a challenge. In fact, I’m now sure of it. So let me lay out a policy position that I am truly hoping you will adopt as your own. I’m talking about natural gas as a transportation fuel: cheap, clean, abundant natural gas. And I’m talking about U.S. energy independence, balanced budgets, jobs, trade and the environment. We use natural gas for power generation and as a heating fuel but that’s an old story for a new reality. Fracking has unlocked a phenomenal amount of gas in the last decade. Our onshore wells are rivaling the reserves of the deep offshore giants. And we’re getting much more for much less these days. North America also has over 2 ½ million miles of pipeline with more coming on line plus distribution capabilities in every urban center in America and Canada. All that’s missing is an appetite for it.
  • Trump Reveals Policy Goals: “Building That Wall”, End “War On Coal”, Repeal Obamacare, Dismantle Dodd-Frank
    On his transition website GreatAgain.gov, the Trump team has laid out the framework of his initial policies with policies focused i) on American Security including as Defense and National security, Immigration Reform and Building That Wall, and Energy Independence; ii) Getting America Back to Work Again including Tax Reform; Regulatory Reform; Trade Reform; Education; Transportation & Infrastructure and Financial Services Reform; and iii) Government for the people including Healthcare Reform (Obamacare), Veterans Administration Reform and Protecting Americans' Constitutional Rights.
  • Angela Merkel Warns Russia May Interfere In German Election Next
    It appears it's not just the US voting system that has been allegedly penetrated by Vladimir Putin (at least if Trump is winning). German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Russia could try to influence Germany's general elections next year through cyber attacks or disinformation campaigns, following similar accusations by Washington, which also accused the Kremlin of meddling in the US vote. Germans are scheduled to go to the polls in September 2017. Merkel has yet to announce her candidacy but is widely expected to run for a fourth term.
  • The Working Class Won The Election — Paul Craig Roberts
    The US presidential election is historic, because the American people were able to defeat the oligarchs.  Hillary Clinton, an agent for the Oligarchy, was defeated despite the vicious media campaign against Donald Trump.  This shows that the media and the political establishments of the political parties no longer have credibility with the American people. It remains to be seen whether Trump can select and appoint a government that will serve him and his goals to restore American jobs and to establish friendly and respectful relations with Russia, China, Syria, and Iran.
  • Oil Prices Stable After Initial Shock To Trump’s Election Win
    Having plunged immediately after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential vote, oil prices shook off the shock from the surprise election victory, almost pared losses, and were even trying to look up in early trade on Thursday. As of 7:11 AM (EST), West Texas Intermediate Crude traded down 0.57 percent at US$45.01, while Brent Crude was inching up 0.11 percent to trade at US$46.41. On election day, by 11:30 PM (EST), WTI Crude had slumped to US$43.72 a barrel—down a hefty 2.80 percent—as the pollsters and statisticians crunched the numbers and called first Florida, then North Carolina and Ohio for Trump, making the path for a Clinton nearly insurmountable.
  • President Obama is Considering Rerouting the Dakota Access Pipeline
    Amidst ongoing controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Obama has finally spoken out, saying that his administration is looking for a way to “reroute” the pipeline to avoid affecting sacred tribal lands at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Obama mentioned the strategy during an interview with Now This, saying, “My view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans. And I think that right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline.”
  • Keiser Report: Winners & Losers (US Election Day special E991)
    In this special US Election Day episode of the Keiser Report from New York City, Max and Stacy report from outside the Javits Center, where Hillary Clinton took the stage at the event that she and most pollsters and media thought would celebrate her victory. What went wrong? Former North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller tells Keiser Report that Hillary failed to bring in the working class vote. Author and former banker Mitch Feierstein suggests it was her alleged corruption. And credit analyst and Trump supporter Chris Whalen says that, in the end, Hillary just didn’t have the message that resonated with voters and it was Trump who had momentum and message.
  • UK Quietly Deploys Warship To Guard Oil Shipping Off Yemen
    The UK has deployed its most advanced warship to guard commercial shipments through a narrow strait off the Yemeni coast, through which most of Britain’s oil and gas supply travels, The Times reported on Wednesday. The deployment of the HMS Daring ship has not yet been made public due to the sensitive nature of having a British warship linked to the conflict in Yemen, the UK’s newspaper noted. According to The Times, HMS Daring was on its way to join a mission in the Gulf, but was redeployed to the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, the waterway of global trade between the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal and the Indian Ocean.
  • This is What Happened to the “Trump Crash”
    Overnight there were whiffs of financial mayhem. Wednesday morning in Tokyo, when it started sinking in that Trump was winning, speculators dumped stocks, and the Nikkei ended the day down 5.4%. The Asia Dow was down 3%. Then in the US, Dow futures plunged 750 points, over 4%. Nasdaq 100 futures plunged 4.5%. Futures for the CBOE Volatility Index – the “fear index” – jumped 40%. The Mexican peso plunged 11% to a record low of 20.3 pesos to the dollar at one point, its worst drop since the Tequila Crisis of 1994. Stocks in Europe were down, gold jumped, oil plunged. And America woke up to this scenario. Short sellers were licking their chops. This was the scenario they’d prepared for. Serious money could be made in this so predictable crash.
  • The Navy can't fire its awesome new gun because the rounds cost nearly $1 million each
    The US Navy can't fire its awesome new gun that can hit a target more than 70 miles away because the rounds are costing the service nearly a million bucks a piece. Just a couple weeks after the Navy commissioned its most advanced warship, the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), the service says it won't be buying any more of the guided precision munitions the ship's Advanced Gun Systems uses, called the Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP).
  • Stocks Could Crater If They Fall Below This Important Trend Line
    From Dana Lyons: Some junctures are more significant than others in the markets. Coming into last week, it didn’t immediately occur to us that we were on the verge of such an important juncture across asset classes. However, the fact that our Trendline Wednesday feature on Twitter and StockTwits included an unprecedentedly large number of assets and indices suggests that we are indeed at a significant juncture.
  • Edelson: Oil Will Plunge To $26 Per Barrel Next Year
    Analyst Larry Edelson explains his bearish case on crude oil, which includes a huge downside forecast for next year. Hopefully you heeded my warning about why the OPEC agreement was doomed to fail, leading to a sharp decline in crude oil prices. Crude oil is down 14% from the October 19 high, OPEC is scrambling for unity and all the talking heads and newswires are touting how an OPEC deal might not happen. I hate to say I told you so, but… Plunging crude oil prices and a severe loss in credibility has OPEC playing defense and concocting a new strategy. It’s becoming increasingly important for Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq to sharpen their pencils and hash out a “deal” at the November 30 OPEC meeting. And still, that may not be enough to maintain relevance and engineer higher crude oil prices.
  • China’s Improving Economic Data Signals Big Growth Ahead
    A wave of positive economic data suggests the Chinese economy is stabilizing and that business confidence is improving. The country’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which measures the health of its manufacturing industry, rose to 51.2 in October, handily beating economists’ estimates of 50.3. Expanding at its fastest pace since July 2014, the industry was stimulated by a strong rebound in new orders and higher commodity prices. Output rose to an incredible five-and-a-half-year high. And with backlogs of work beginning to pile up, manufacturers trimmed employees at the slowest pace in 17 months.
  • There will never be a Sound Currency System
    As the gold market takes a break in its journey to much higher levels, it is good to step back a bit and understand why gold has appreciated so dramatically in the last 100 years and why this will continue for many years to come. Most people have no idea what money is. They believe that if they have 100 dollars or euros, that this represents real value as well as durability. Few people realise that their currency which they call money has nothing to do with real money at all. All paper currencies are ephemeral and return to their intrinsic value of zero. This is because reckless governments cling on to power by printing or borrowing endless amounts of fiat money in the hope that they will placate the people and buy votes. Fiat money as the name indicates, can never be real money. It is issued by edict and is not backed by anything but debt and liabilities. Power corrupts and money corrupts. It is a lethal combination which not only destroys people but also nations. And sadly, we have now reached a point in history when the unlimited amounts of fiat money that have been created will also destroy continents.
  • Central Banks Have Broadcast What is About to Hit…
    The biggest problem for the financial markets is not stocks nor is it the economy. It’s the Bond Bubble. Globally the bond bubble is now over $199 trillion in size. The world taken as a whole is sporting a Debt to GDP ratio of over 250%. This is a systemic issue.
  • CNN Makes False Claim About Firearm Death Rates And Uses Bogus Data From George Soros Backed Small Arms Survey
    CNN makes the completely false claim that the US has “one of the world’s highest rates of death by firearms.”  Note most countries don’t report their firearm homicide rates, and there are many other problems that make the US’s rate look worse compared to other countries (please see here, that also provides links to data sources).  Admittedly the CNN claim is based on total firearm deaths and most of those are suicides in the US, but the firearm homicide rates are so massive in other parts of the world that they swamp firearm suicides in the US. (If you use murders (not homicides that include justifiable homicides), suicides account for about 70% of firearm deaths in the US.)
  • Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas aren’t as crazy as they seem
    After crisscrossing the country making his urgent last claims to the White House, Donald Trump has made it. But there is still nothing in his appearance or demeanour to suggest a president-in-waiting – at least not a president the United States has elected in recent times. His shortcomings as President-elect appear particularly glaring on foreign policy, where – so it would seem – his priorities can be summed up on the back of an envelope: bring Mr Putin in, keep the Mexicans out and make other countries pay a proper price for US protection.
  • Impeachment Process Starts On French President Hollande For Disclosing Classified Information To Journalists
    French president François Hollande whose approval rating is a scant 4% now faces impeachment for disclosing classified information to journalists. Given national elections take place in 2017 and given socialists would be unlikely to convict him, one has to wonder “why bother?”, yet here we go: French Right Calls for François Hollande’s Impeachment.
  • Donald Trump to discuss smooth transition with Barack Obama
    Donald Trump will head to the White House on Thursday to discuss with Barack Obama the transition of power. Mr Trump was elected the 45th president by defeating Hillary Clinton in one of the most divisive elections in modern US history. Speaking to reporters, Democrat Mr Obama admitted he and Republican Mr Trump have some “pretty significant differences” but “the presidency is bigger than any of us” as he vowed to ensure the transition was smooth and successful.
  • US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills
    US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles. The successful tests of the devices pave the way for servicemen and women to be wired up at critical times of duty, so that electrical pulses can be beamed into their brains to improve their effectiveness in high pressure situations. The brain stimulation kits use five electrodes to send weak electric currents through the skull and into specific parts of the cortex. Previous studies have found evidence that by helping neurons to fire, these minor brain zaps can boost cognitive ability.
  • Carl Icahn Bought $1 Billion In Stocks During “Trump Crash”
    As we explained first thing this morning, the market's correct reaction upon learning of the Trump presidency, was not to dump equities “limit down”, but rather to buy every risk asset in sight, now that Trump is preparing to unleash the inflation monster, something the market realized later in the trading day, leading to the biggest one-day percentage move on record in bond yields, and stock market surge that has led to a 1,000+ rebound in the Dow Jones to all time highs. However, not everyone was dumping. While the Dennis Gartmans of the world were liquidating their portfolios at lowest print of the year, warning of “fully engaged bear markets”, Trump's close confidante and person speculated to be Trump's Treasury Secretary, Carl Icahn was waving it in.
  • Wikileaks: Rahm Emanuel used personal email accounts
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel used personal email accounts and a personal email domain to communicate with government officials and political figures, according to a published report based on hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks. Emanuel's personal account information turned up among the thousands of emails from John Podesta, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, the Chicago Tribune reported. Clinton has come under fire for her use of a private email system because doing so potentially jeopardized classified information.
  • GM Slashes 2000 Jobs, Suspends 3rd Shift On Bloated Inventories, Slowing Sales
    Who could have seen this coming? Just weeks after Ford idled four factories due to slumping sales and excess inventory, GM just followed by slashing 2000 jobs permanently and suspending a third shift at production facilities in early 2017.
  • Diving Into The Medical CPI: Are Your Medical Expenses Up Only 5% From Year Ago?
    On November 1, I posted a couple of charts from Variant Perception that shows medical price inflation plus rent inflation is up nearly 9% from a year ago. Let’s review those charts, then take a look at a series of charts from the St. Louis Fed data repository on medical expenses alone.
  • Trump Victory Crashes Chinese Yuan To Record Low
    After a brief few hours of rallying overnight as early indications tilted towards Clinton, the moment Florida was called for Trump, China's offshore Yuan started to crash. Just hours later it has dropped 5 big figures to a record lows of over 6.82/$ despite China's officials preferring him. The selling panic started as Trump took the blead in Florida and several other battleground states… Which is a new record low for the offshore currency…
  • China Is Suddenly Dumping Treasuries
    While we admit that “suddenly” is not exactly the right word to describe China's selling of US Treasurys, which has been steadily liquidating its UST reserves over the past two years, something changed today, when in a violent move starting around the time of the Trump election was guaranteed after midnight, the offshore Yuan,  the CNH, has been a one way street of non-stop selling, indicative however, of much more than just the relative strength of the dollar. In fact, as the chart below shows, the selling in the Yuan appears to be closely correlated to today's unprecedented liquidation in US Treasurys…
  • President Obama Explains Why It's All Hillary's (And Putin's) Fault – Live Feed
    Having exclaimed for months on the campaign trail that he’d consider Donald Trump’s election a personal repudiation, President Obama is face with the harsh reality that it was him that was “peddling fiction” while ‘rome' burned. We suspect the blame-mongering will begin very quickly as former Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted last night: “The most shocking part of tonight is the number of people who approve of Obama but didn't vote for Hillary Clinton.” The question is – will Obama move to Canada.
  • Obamacare Melts Down
    When Obamacare was first passed, Vice President Joe Biden famously said it was a “big f—ing deal.” Now, though, there's a surprising level of bipartisan agreement that it's a big honking disaster. There had been many warning signs, but last week it became official: Obamacare premiums are going up next year by an average of 22 percent. And bear in mind this is an average. Our colleague Mary Katharine Ham wrote an eye-popping column at the Federalist about how her own Obamacare premiums are increasing by 96 percent in the coming year.
  • Five Reasons You Should Blame The Economics Discipline For Today's Problems
    We are experiencing deep economic problems and it is the fault of the economics discipline. Their macro theories suck. But, there is no mechanism forcing it to alter its models when they don’t appear to work. This is so because economists basically write for each other in a language only they understand and their jobs depend on impressing a limited number of journal editors and referees, not correcting real-world problems. The academic inbreeding that has resulted has led to dysfunctional theories and, despite the fact that there were economists who accurately forecast the Financial Crisis, because their work is incompatible with what is published in “good” journals it has been all but ignored. Economics is broken and there is no internal incentive to fix it.
  • Multi-Billionaire Hugo Salinas Price – ‘I Have Serious Doubts About The Survival Of Our Civilization’
    As the world awaits the outcome of the election in the United States, some time ago multi-billionaire Hugo Salinas Price told King World News in stunning fashion what he believes to be the frightening plan to control the world going forward. He described the people planning this as “barbarians,” and said, “this is not going to end well.” He also issued this ominous warning, “I have very serious doubts about the survival of our civilization under such people.” Below is what the multi-billionaire had to say in this incredibly powerful interview. These People Are “Barbarians”. Hugo Salinas Price: “With regards to the social question in the world, in 1929 a Spanish thinker by the name of Ortega y Gasset wrote a book that really shook up the world titled, ‘The Revolt of the Masses.’ He was talking about the appearance on the world stage of new individuals. He was writing about the growth of the population and the appearance of new individuals coming in to the mass of humanity. And these individuals evidently are (what he described as) ‘barbarians.’….
  • Bitter Irony: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose have the Worst Roads in America, Worse even than Detroit
    That the streets are in terrible shape in San Francisco is clear when I step out of the house, look at the pavement I need to cross, and think: “I should have put on my hiking boots.” To its credit, the city has been repaving streets in sections of a few blocks here and there. Those repaved sections look civilized, until you get to the next intersection. But now we know, sort of officially: the streets in San Francisco are in the worst condition of any major urban area. Even compared to smaller cities, only Concord, also in the Bay Area, outshines it.
  • Greenspan Predicts Bond Yields Rising As High As 5%
    While the world has learned to take Alan Greenspan's forecasts with a grain of salt, earlier today the former Fed chairman was on Bloomberg TV with another bombastic prediction, warning of a substantial surge in US long-term interest rates should “inflation take hold.” In the interview, Greenspan said that “if the early stages of inflation, which are now developing, would take hold, you could get — fairly soon — a fairly major shift away from these extraordinarily low yields on 10-year notes, for example,” Greenspan said in an interview on Bloomberg Television on Monday. “I think up in the area of 3 to 4, or 5 percent, eventually. That’s what it’s been historically.”
  • Student, Auto Loans Hit New All Time High Of $2.5 Trillion As Consumer Credit Jumps By $19 Billion
    The Fed's latest consumer credit report revealed that in September, overall household credit rose by a greater than expected $19.3 billion, above the $18 billion expected, if below last month's near-record $26.8 billion. There were no major surprises in the components of overall credit, with revolving, credit-card debt rising by $4.2 billion, in line with the increase observed in recent months. The ongoing increase in revolving debt, means the total amount of credit card debt outstanding has nearly caught up with the $1.02 trillion peak reached during the credit bubble.

 


Pre- and Post-Election News Articles – November 9, 2016

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  • President-elect Donald Trump’s cataclysmic, history-making upset
    What Donald Trump has done is nothing short of cataclysmic. He has fundamentally reshaped the political map. He has broken the Republican Party into pieces — and its shards still remain scattered everywhere. He has proven that the political polling and punditry industries need a deep re-examination. But, even more than all that, Trump's victory reveals that many of the assumptions that people have long made about who we are as a country and what we want out of our politicians, our political system and each other are, frankly, wrong.
  • After Trump’s victory, the world is left to wonder: What happened to America?
    Allies recoiled. Adversaries rejoiced. And on the day after U.S. voters made Donald Trump the country’s 45th president, the world was left to collectively wonder: What happened to America? The question hung in the air even as once-unthinkable congratulatory messages poured into Trump Tower from capitals across the globe. Foreign leaders who had spent months disparaging the Republican nominee as unfit for office were forced to reckon with the reality that he will soon govern the world’s sole superpower. U.S. foes who may have only dreamed of a Trump presidency seemed to scarcely believe their good fortune.
  • Donald Trump shocks world, wins presidential election in biggest upset in political history
    Donald Trump overcame all odds Wednesday, riding the wave of an unprecedented populist movement to put himself in line to be the 45th president of the United States. The Republican presidential nominee secured the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. In doing so, he completed the biggest upset in modern political history, beating his Democratic challenger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as one of the most promising fields of Republican candidates in a generation.
  • European markets actually had a great day despite Trump's shock victory
    Stocks across Europe closed deep in positive territory on Wednesday, rallying back from an initial crash as the shock of the fact that Donald Trump is the next president of the United States. All of Europe's biggest bourses were significantly down soon after the European open, crashing lower thanks to the uncertainty that a Trump presidency brings to the markets. Trump and his economic positions are seen as far less predictable than those of Hillary Clinton, and do not always follow party orthodoxy. As such he is perceived as more of a political risk than Clinton, causing the huge reactions in the markets overnight, which have continued into European trade.
  • Regardless of How America Votes, Americans Want a Different Foreign
    I have said throughout this presidential campaign that it doesn't matter much which candidate wins. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are authoritarians and neither can be expected to roll back the leviathan state that destroys our civil liberties at home while destroying our economy and security with endless wars overseas. Candidates do not matter all that much, despite what the media would have us believe. Ideas do matter, however. And regardless of which of these candidates is elected, the battle of ideas now becomes critical. The day after the election is our time to really focus our efforts on making the case for a peaceful foreign policy and the prosperity it will bring. While we may not have much to cheer in Tuesday's successful candidate, we have learned a good deal about the state of the nation from the campaigns. From the surprising success of the insurgent Bernie Sanders to a Donald Trump campaign that broke all the mainstream Republican Party rules – and may have broken the Republican Party itself – what we now understand more clearly than ever is that the American people are fed up with politics as usual. And more importantly they are fed up with the same tired old policies.
  • Gold price retreats after initial surge on US election result 
    The price of gold fell back from the sharp gains made earlier on Wednesday, after a conciliatory victory speech from U.S. president-elect Donald Trump also helped the dollar rebound. Gold had surged by nearly 5 percent to a six-week high of $1,337.40 an ounce as it emerged that the Republican nominee had triumphed over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, a surprise for markets which prompted investors to seek refuge in perceived safe-haven assets like gold.
  • Putin Congratulates Trump on Victory in US Presidential Election – Kremlin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential election, voicing hope that joint work will resolve the crisis in bilateral ties, the Kremlin said Wednesday. According to Kremlin, President Putin sent a telegram to Donald Trump, congratulating him on his victory in the US presidential election and wishing him success in taking on the serious task of being head of state.
  • Donald Trump wins the presidency, hails ‘beautiful and important' win
    Donald John Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, capping a historic and boisterous run by an outsider who captured a loyal following across a swath of America fed up with establishment politics, the news media and elected officials. His success was only part of a larger, crushing victory for the Republican Party, which retained the House and maintained control of the Senate.
  • Trump win upsets global markets
    Global stocks suffered a sudden and sharp reversal of fortune early Wednesday as Republican candidate Donald Trump looked increasingly likely to become the 45th president of the United States. By the time he was declared the winner at 07:45 GMT, the Dow Jones industrial plummeted 827 points, the S&P 500 was down 107 points, and the Nasdaq 100 lost 241 points. A frenzied selloff at the New York Stock Exchange picked up pace as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton lost key battleground states, leading to a five per cent drop in value of US stocks. This triggered an automatic circuit breaker halt on trading.
  • Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election & Saves America
    This is my take on the big Trump win that saves the country and the rule of law in America. We are going to get a market selloff, but at least we will only have to deal with economic problems created by the criminal crony class and not the additional full blown tyranny of a Clinton Administration. The financial markets will be in turmoil, and the fantasy economy is about to meet reality. Savor the Trump win, but be prepared for a lot of work and financial pain. Join Greg Hunter for his take on the coming Trump Presidency and what it means for the winners and losers of the 2016 election. There are big winners and very big losers. I always say “Fear Not, God the Father is in charge,” and he proved it tonight.
  • AS IT HAPPENED: Donald Trump wins the White House and markets go haywire
    Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s win came as a shock to investors and sent markets into a tailspin through the night on Tuesday and into the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday. The market’s nadir came at 11:55 p.m. ET, when the S&P 500 went limit-down after a 5% decline, meaning trading below this level would be halted until Wednesday morning. Near 2:30 a.m. ET, when the Associated Press called the election for Trump, Dow futures were down about 520 points and S&P 500 futures were off 3.4%.
  • Clinton Concedes: Donald Trump Becomes 45th U.S. President
    And NBC News reports that Hillary is said to have conceded on phone with Trump. CNN's Dana Bash is also reporting that Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump to concede the race, matching the earlier report from NBC News.
  • Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment
    Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy. The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr. Trump’s unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold. The triumph for Mr. Trump, 70, a real estate developer-turned-reality television star with no government experience, was a powerful rejection of the establishment forces that had assembled against him, from the world of business to government, and the consensus they had forged on everything from trade to immigration.
  • Live Presidential Forecast
    Donald J. Trump has won the presidency. Below, our estimates of three key indicators. he projections for each state are based on the votes reported so far and how those places have voted in previous elections. We’re showing the closest states by default.
  • NATO Places 300,000 Troops On “High Alert” In Readiness For Confrontation With Russia 
    NATO a preparing a military force of up to 300,000 personnel, capable of being deployed within just two months to attack Russia. As the world remains fixated on the outcome of Tuesday’s US elections, NATO continues its aggressive troop build up around Russia. With each passing day, the constant NATO activity is looking more and more like a preparation for full scale conflict with Russia. Something that would become a very real possibility should Hillary Clinton make it to the White House.
  • The Greatest Wealth Transfer In History Nears As ‘Deep State’ Now Pulling Out All The Stops
    On election day, today John Embry told King World News that the greatest wealth transfer in history nears as the ‘Deep State’ is now pulling out all the stops. ‘Deep State’ Desperation. John Embry:  “Eric, mercifully election day in the U.S. has finally arrived to put an end to the ugly spectacle which has been billed as the presidential campaign.  The capper came on Monday, when in response to the FBI ending its investigation of Hillary Clintons email transgressions, the Dow magically rallied back to 18,200, a level which had been defended for months by the powers that be…
  • This is “Unusual Outside a Recession Period”: New York Fed Grapples with Weak Demand
    The dollar has strengthened against other currencies since mid-2014 as the Fed was tapering QE Infinity out of existence, and as it began flip-flopping about rate increases. Dollar strength should have done two things in terms of international trade: Weaken exports as US goods would become less competitive for buyers using other currencies; Strengthen imports as imported goods would be cheaper compared to US-made goods. The first has happened. But the second has not happened: Imports have been in a down-trend since mid-2015.
  • Uncertainty and uncertain outcomes bode well for gold
    A lot of us were looking forward to today, it signals the last day of election-mania and we might all be able to get on with our lives, whatever that means under whoever wins. The problem is, today might not be the last day of uncertainty. Trump has already said that he will keep us in suspense as to whether or not he will accept a Clinton win, this has been followed by many cries of ‘rigged’ from both Trump and his cohort. The other factor is that the election might be so close that it is too close to call and we see another Bush-Gore debacle. Should there be an unclear winner tomorrow, or if Trump wins, then what will this mean for gold?
  • As The World Awaits The U.S. Election Outcome, Buckle Up For Some Rough Times
    As the world awaits the outcome of the election in the United States, buckle up for some rough times. James Turk:  “Everybody who I speak with here in London, Eric, asks me about the US election. I’ve never seen anything like the amount of interest it has sparked. Without any doubt the election has grabbed the attention of people from around the world…
  • ALERT: Former Soros Associate Just Warned This Is Going To Send The World Into Total Chaos
    As investors await the outcome of tomorrow’s election, a former associate of George Soros just warned King World News about what is going “to send the world into total chaos.” Victor Sperandeo manages over $3 billion, has been in the business 45 years, and has worked with famous individuals such as Leon Cooperman and George Soros.  Below is what Sperandeo had to say. Victor Sperandeo:  “The days of low interest rates are over.  This is very important for people to understand, Eric.  There will be no more lowering of interest rates and QEs…
  • Keiser Report: Picking next ‘tin-pot’ for America
    We discuss pushing tinfoil and possible election outcomes. Max talks to the people of New York by visiting Times Square and finds not only a divided electorate but a colourful and . . . sometimes angry one. In the second half Max talks to Chris Whalen about his reasons for voting for Trump and whether or not a Clinton 2.0 would actually be a Nixon 2.0.
  • Look At What Is Unfolding In China And Other Key Regions Right Now
    With stocks surging along with the U.S. dollar and gold and silver getting hit, here is a look at what is unfolding in China and other key regions right now. Here is a portion of what Peter Boockvar wrote today as the world awaits the next round of monetary madness:  It IS the best of times, it IS the worst of times, it is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness, it is the epoch of belief, it is the epoch of incredulity, it is the season of light, it is the season of darkness, it is the spring of hope, it is the winter of despair, we have everything before us, we have nothing before us, (I switched the Tale of Two Cities lines from Was to Is and to Have from Had), etc… The former because the most bizarre and embarrassing presidential campaign in our life time is about to end. The latter because someone is going to win…
  • What Hath Trump Wrought?
    “If I don’t win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime,” says Donald Trump. Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics. Though a novice in politics, he captured the Party of Lincoln with the largest turnout of primary voters ever, and he has inflicted wounds on the nation’s ruling class from which it may not soon recover. Bush I and II, Mitt Romney, the neocons and the GOP commentariat all denounced Trump as morally and temperamentally unfit. Yet, seven of eight Republicans are voting for Trump, and he drew the largest and most enthusiastic crowds of any GOP nominee.
  • This is Going to End Badly, Buy Gold Now
    Most assets by traditional valuations are overpriced. Now are they overpriced compared to zero interest rates or negative interest rates? If you take the 10-year German bonds or the 10-year Swiss bonds or the 10-year Japanese bonds, you have no or negative yield. But you can buy equities that give you a dividend yield of 2 percent or more. Then you say stocks compared to negative interest rates are a bargain. But they are not cheap by traditional valuation methods. However, I think it’s dangerous for someone to say: “We all agree that it will end badly, so we keep 100 percent of our money in cash.” First, you have to decide which cash.
  • Paranoia Deepens in US as Cyber-attacks Prepare Post-Election Tumult
    Paranoia makes whole populations manipulable. Over time, crisis after crisis, it builds globalism and creates cultural homogenization. Just today, WikiLeaks claimed it had been hit with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, supposedly to prevent it from distributing additional information that would prove negative to the Clinton camp. This is part of a much larger paranoiac atmosphere. Paranoia is running rampant in US federal elections. We recognize the paranoia because we’ve covered the trends that cause it for years.
  • The Destiny Of The World
    With continued uncertainty in global markets, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events, spoke with King World News about the destiny of the world. Egon von Greyerz:  “Eric, the destiny of the world economy is not going to be determined by what happens to Brexit or the U.S. election.  Of course the election can be a catalyst but it won’t be the reason for what will happen next.
  • Will The Globalists Allow Trump to Win The Selection – Financial Survival Network
    Jeff is interviewed by Kerry Lutz for the Financial Survival Network. Topics include: Hillary Clinton owned by the elite, Brexit shows that the elite are starting to lose control, people wanting change, Trump an insider, if elected nothing much will change, may be allowed to win, doesn’t really matter who wins, Clinton on her last legs but Trump highly energetic, an entertaining election, media manipulation, the G7 and Bilderberg, election 2017!
  • Feeling The Oil Crunch: Saudi Arabia Cancels $266 Billion In Projects
    Saudi Arabia’s governing economic body called the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA) has cancelled $266.7 billion in projects, the Saudi Press Agency said, and announced it would be settling much-delayed private-sector payments by year end. The projects that have been canceled are the ones that are not expected to accelerate the kingdom’s growth or improve the living standards for its people. The cancellations were first considered in September, but at the time, it was noted that only $20 billion in projects would be considered to put on the chopping block. The size of the delayed payments—mainly due to severe hits to the kingdom’s oil revenue—remains undisclosed, but it includes delayed payments to construction firms, medical establishments, and foreign consultants. One analyst, according to Reuters, estimated that the amount still owing just to construction firms was US$21 billion. The 2016 budget deficit will not be known until late December, when Saudi Arabia announces its 2017 budget plan.
  • Pope Francis is at it Again
    As if there are not enough sufficient reasons for right thinking individuals to want a Donald Trump Presidency, one of the biggest is that it would be a direct and quite necessary rebuke and humiliation of the purported head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. Bergoglio has once again injected his neo-Marxist self into areas where he has no right to interfere.  Of course, this has never stopped this cretin from doing so before, especially when it comes to liberalistic causes such as climate change.   Whatever happened to popes that preached the Gospel, spoke of the saints, or expounded on doctrine? In a speech given at the Vatican on November 5, Bergoglio spoke of not giving into those politicians who talk of building walls, but those who work to build bridges.  He condemned “physical and social walls” that “close in some and exclude others” and added: “mercy is the best antidote against fear” while it “is much more effective than walls, than barbed wire fences, than alarms and arms, and it is free.  It is a gift of God.”
  • America’s Ruling Elite Has Failed and Deserves to Be Fired
    America’s Ruling Elite is freaking out because a significant percentage of the American public is trying to fire them. The Ruling Elite has failed and deserves to be fired, and deep down, they know it–and this awareness of their self-serving failure fuels their panic and their loathing of the non-elite Americans who are trying to fire them. If you think this chart of soaring student loan debt is a sign of “success,” you are 1) delusional 2) protected from the dire consequences of this failure 3) getting your paycheck from this failed system. That in a nutshell is the state of the nation: those who are protected from the consequences of failure are loyal to the Establishment, as are the millions drawing a paycheck from systems they know are irredeemable failures.
  • WARNING: Don’t Worry If the Stock Market Goes Crazy After Election
    In the hours after the president is elected, equity investors need to brace for volatility. What they shouldn’t do is panic. That’s because regardless of how prices react on Nov. 9, next-day moves in the S&P 500 Index are useless in telling what comes after. While the index swings an average 1.5 percent the day after the vote, gains or losses over the first 24 hours predict the market’s direction 12 months later less than half the time.
  • The cost of this Congressional seat increased 23.5x in 6 years.
    What do you think have been the best performing assets over the past several years? Perhaps it’s Facebook stock, whose price is up 3.2x since it debuted in 2012. Or maybe Apple, whose stock has soared 4x since 2010. But neither of those companies’ stock performances holds a candle to Colorado’s sixth Congressional district. Back in 2010 when incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman handily won the race, total election spending that year, including funds from PACs and other outside groups, totaled $758,926. Fast-forward six years, and Colorado’s 6th district is now fetching $17,866,308 in total election spending. That’s a 23.5x increase in just six years, putting Apple’s stock performance to shame.
  • Stock Market Volatility, Gold and the Election
    Before this Monday, the S&P 500 Index went down nine days in a row. While this was almost unprecedented (or in any case, a very rare event) the decline was quite small overall. The timing of the pullback and the subsequent strong rebound on Monday suggests that Mr. Comey’s letters to Congress regarding the FBI investigation into official emails by Hillary Clinton – which have found their way unto a computer owned by Anthony Weiner (the former husband of Clinton’s right-hand woman Huma Abedin) –  were the “trigger” for these moves.
  • We're In An Asset Bubble With Good Chances Of Popping: Structured Finance Consultant Janet Tavakoli
    Artificially low interest rates push investors into stocks in a precarious bubble. No large banks engaged in derivatives have a good grasp of their risk. Post-financial crisis changes are cosmetic, financial system not safer. Wall Street has bought Washington. Why bank managers in scandals are ever punished. Captured, compliant zombies won’t challenge gross misrepresentations of economic facts.
  • For Deutsche Bank, This Is The “Brexit Panic” Signal In Today's Election
    While pre-election polls overhwhelmingly give Hillary Clinton the advantage ahead of tonight's result, with Reuters reporting “Clinton has 90 percent chance of winning: Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation”, many banks and brokers – still hurting from the Brexit calamity – aren't taking chances. Some of the more prominent industry names, such as Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are bracing for potential tumult on financial markets after Tuesday's U.S. election should Trump win. As the outcome of the most bitterly fought U.S. presidential elections starts to roll out by Wednesday in Asia, the regional markets will be the first to trade on the results. Reuters writes that as a result, Asia-focused banks HSBC and Japan's Nomura Holdings Ltd are among institutions boosting staff levels, while others are raising the margin requirements for trading to cope with a possible spike in volume or volatility.
  • Major Money Managers Are Hedging Against a Trump Presidency
    From Tyler Durden: Major bankers around the world are prepping for the potential fallout from a Donald Trump presidency, despite Hillary Clinton seemingly firmly ahead in the polls. While pre-election polls overwhelmingly give Hillary Clinton the advantage ahead of tonight’s result, with Reuters reporting “Clinton has 90 percent chance of winning: Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation“, many banks and brokers – still hurting from the Brexit calamity – aren’t taking chances. Some of the more prominent industry names, such as Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are bracing for potential tumult on financial markets after Tuesday’s U.S. election should Trump win.
  • Collapse: Elite Planning An Engineered Reset?
    Jeff Berwick  joins SD to discuss the coming economic collapse. Berwick believes TPTB realize the system cannot survive and are going to engineer a collapse. He says governments around the world, international organizations, and billionaires realize the writing is on the wall & are preparing for the coming crisis…
  • Private Militia Groups Actively Preparing For Fraudulent Hillary Win
    Tomorrow is the day that could forever change the trajectory of this country, and there is certainly no shortage of people who have theories on how the day will end, or who will emerge victorious. With less than 36 hours until the polls close, one thing is certain: Anyone who planned on being prepared for the potential of massive civil unrest, had better have done so already. In the following video, I am joined by a very special guest, Ronnie McMullen, who has made it his life’s work trying to counter the negative side effects of what one of Hillary Clinton’s largest supports is producing. Ronnie joins me to discuss what how several possible election scenarios could play out, and what each could mean for the future and the health of the country.
  • Julian Assange Issues Statement On The US Election
    In recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come from the campaign’s allies, including the Obama administration, and from liberals who are anxious about who will be elected US President. On the eve of the election, it is important to restate why we have published what we have.
  • This Election Marks the Beginning of Volatility
    Volatility is high going into this election (because nobody knows what will happen, and there is a lot at stake). People think that after the election, the uncertainty will be out of the way, and volatility will subside. Will it? Here are the ways this election could go wrong. Let’s think about this a little bit.
  • Bill Holter and Jim Sinclair on the Looming Global Economic Collapse
    Recently, Greg Hunter was fortunate enough to be interviewed by legendary investors Jim Sinclair and Bill Holter from JSMineset.com. During the first portion of the interview, Bill and Jim ask Greg Hunter from USA Watchdog a series of questions in an attempt to get his opinion on the state of “journalism” as a whole, or what some would more properly refer to as “propaganda” if it’s coming from the mainstream media. Jim and Bill also do their best to get a read on what many of the other guests have predicted about the economy over the last few months when they've had the chance to visit with Greg on USA Watchdog.
  • Voting Machine “Irregularities” Reported in Utah, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, & North Carolina
    Who could have seen this coming? People in numerous states reported problems voting Tuesday due to faulty machines, according to numerous news sources. Pennsylvanians told CBS News their vote for Trump was changed to Clinton…
  • Early Voting Results In Key Battleground States Appear To Favor Donald Trump
    If you want Donald Trump to win the election, then you have got to be encouraged by what you are seeing so far.  Early voting has already been going on in a number of the most important battleground states, and up to this point the numbers seem to support the theory that Donald Trump is doing significantly better in key swing states than Mitt Romney did in 2012.  As you will see below, the latest numbers released by Florida, North Carolina, Colorado and Arizona all have good news for the Trump campaign.  Without a doubt, I still have an ominous feeling about what is going to happen tomorrow night, but so far at least there are some encouraging signs.
  • Your Complete Guide To Election Day And Night: What To Watch For And When
    It's almost over: the most divisive, theatrical, dramatic and dirty presidential campaign will be in the history books in just a few hours, with more than 130 million Americans expected to cast ballots across 50 states. However, just winning the popular vote will be insufficient: indeed, it may well be that the popular-vote winner does not win the electoral college. So which states should one be looking at, and how long is the final day's drama set to continue? For the benefit of the traders out there, last week we showed a primer from Citigroup explaining when traders can hope to go home on election evening, according to which it was “all about Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.”
  • Hillary Clinton Is Spirit Cooking The US
    I heard the term “spirit cooking” for the first time a few days ago.  At first I assumed it was some form of culinary style that was done in a spiritual way. Boy was I wrong. Reports on the internet are actually referring to a meal involving “blood, sperm and breastmilk.” The term was mentioned in an invitation to John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton campaign. Podesta didn’t go to the dinner involved, apparently, but the term and its ingredients made considerable news on the internet. As I thought about the term more and more it seemed to be an appropriate fit for the Clinton campaign. This became especially clear in the news earlier today when the FBI managed to “review” 650,000 emails in nine days (after taking a year to review 33,000 previous ones) and they also determined that none of them would have an impact on their July decision to clear Hillary Clinton of “leaking” classified documents.
  • Europe's New Blasphemy Courts
    Europe is currently seeing the reintroduction of blasphemy laws through both the front and back doors. In Britain, the gymnast Louis Smith has just been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics. This 27-year old sportsman's career has been put on hold, and potentially ruined, not because of anything to do with athletics but because of something to do with Islam. Last month a video emerged online of the four-time Olympic medal-winner and a friend getting up to drunken antics after a wedding. The video — taken on Smith's phone in the early hours of the morning — showed a friend taking a rug off a wall and doing an imitation of Islamic prayer rituals. When the video from Smith's phone ended up in the hands of a newspaper, there was an immediate investigation, press castigation and public humiliation for the young athlete. Smith — who is himself of mixed race — was forced to parade on daytime television in Britain and deny that he is a racist, bigot or xenophobe. Notoriously liberal figures from the UK media queued up to berate him for getting drunk or for even thinking of taking part in any mockery of religion. This in a country in which Monty Python's Life of Brian is regularly voted the nation's favourite comic movie.
  • Nigel Farage forced to admit that the EU referendum was only ‘advisory'
    Nigel Farage was forced to admit the referendum on leaving the EU was only “advisory” after he clashed live on TV with the lead claimant in a legal challenge to the Government on the issue. The Ukip leader and Gina Miller, whose efforts led the High Court to rule against Theresa May’s right to trigger Article 50 without consulting Parliament, both appeared on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning. After the pair had both been interviewed separately, Mr Farage challenged Ms Miller saying: “I just want to ask her – what part of the word ‘leave' don't you understand?”
  • Rigged vote-counting is the Holy Grail of collectivism
    The mantra of collectivism is: “The greater good for the greater number.” The idea is that anything can be justified as proper and moral, even deception, theft, denial of rights, and killing innocent people, if it is claimed that these things are done for the good of society or the nation. That is the moral code that allows national leaders to lie about anything and commit horrendous crimes against their own countrymen under the excuse of ‘national security’.
  • The Bond Bubble Might Finally Be Bursting
    For years, global central banks have pushed back with extraordinary easy-money policies, delivering ultra-low and even negative interest rates worldwide. And for years, financial commentators … including my colleagues Larry Edelson, Mike Larson and myself … have been predicting this will end very badly one day – when the spell of omnipotent central banks is forever broken and investors reject government debt of any kind. Well, 2016 may go down in the financial history books as a real game-changing year: The end of the great bull-market bubble in bonds.
  • Stocks Will Likely Crash If Trump Wins
    Analyst Chad Shoop explains why the markets will likely sell off considerably if Donald Trump wins next week’s election, and what investors can do to hedge against the pullback. When I want to make sure my 7-year-old son has put thought into a debate we are having, I put money on the table. It doesn’t matter if we are debating whether or not a wide receiver got both feet inbounds, or if my son’s done his chores for the week. He will tell me whatever I want to hear at first — that he made his bed or cleaned up his room. But the second I say, “You owe me $20 if it’s not done,” he will think about it more, or run to his room to check. Putting money on the line makes it real to him.
  • Anarchast: The Libertarian Take on the North Dakota Pipeline Dispute with Derrick Broze
    Jeff interviews Derrick Broze, topics include: Derrick was at the Dakota access pipeline project protests, the Standing Rock Sioux resistance movement, a collision of cultures, sacred burial sites, stopping the pipeline, water is life, the biggest indigenous solidarity movement in history, the red power movement, property rights, the state is working with the oil companies, the land was never ceded, Iowa farmers also resisting, stateless environmental protection, first hand account of the protests including provocateurs, state violence and police militarization, freedom cells, agorism, spiritual ties to the land, a better life for all.
  • Billionaire Fund Manager Expects Stocks to Plummet 80% – But When?
    One of the trends TDV watches closely is the inevitable unraveling of markets, especially equity markets. The stock market has been weaponized by disastrously low interest rates and it is only a matter of time before catastrophe occurs. Just a matter of months, weeks, days or hours. We’re not debating the magnitude of the catastrophe anymore, just the timing. Of late, the markets have been looking increasingly shaky. In fact the VIX volatility index is up while many major indices are down.
  • The Presidential Cycle
    The market has been very readable since before Brexit.  It was over bearish and due for a post-Brexit rally check. It was due for a drop to test major support check, but amid last week’s highly broadcast 9 straight down days and the renewed Clinton email scare, it was due for a bounce from over bearish status check. However, this is not the end of the story. We remain on a test of major support unless certain upside resistance parameters are taken out. Beyond this highly volatile phase, we are likely either going to confirm major support and potentially break out to new highs or a bear market will ensue. Figuring prominently in the short-term is the US election. Here is NFTRH 420’s weigh-in on something I almost never want to comment on but did in this week’s report, given Donald Trump’s ‘overbought’ status last week.
  • Civil War II – Fourth Turning Intensifying
    As we enter the final stretch of this vitriolic, deplorable, venomous, propaganda saturated, deceitful, rigged presidential election spectacle, it becomes painfully obvious this Fourth Turning is careening toward bloodshed, bedlam, confrontation, and civil war. The linear fixated establishment, who fancy themselves intellectually superior to the irredemables, are too blinded by their sociopathic, increasingly audacious subversion of the Constitution, to grasp the level of rage and disillusionment of a white working class that has been screwed over for decades.
  • Reforming the Fed: Where the Candidates Stand
    With presidential candidates, sometimes it’s tough to cut through the political minutia to find out what they think about important issues. The debates didn’t seem to shine much of a light on topics like the Federal Reserve and interest rates, so here’s a quick look at how Clinton and Trump are leaning when it comes to reforming the Fed.
  • Will The Election End America’s Torment?
    Enemies of the United States are joyously watching its upcoming elections that are exposing this once great nation as deeply corrupt.  It’s as if a huge rock has been turned over, exposing the swarming, slithering underside of America’s political system. For those who admire America, like this writer, this week is a time to weep for the republic. We see two candidates who are utterly unfit for the highest office:  Hilary Clinton, engulfed by scandals, and blustering TV mogul Donald Trump, a man of profound shallowness who advocates Islamophobia, torture, and environmental ignorance.
  • Clinton Foundation Head Accused Chelsea Of Using Funds For Wedding, Campaigning, And Avoiding Taxes
    Doug Band, the former top aid to Bill Clinton who helped found the Clinton Global Initiative, accused Chelsea Clinton of illegal activities by using foundation money to pay for her wedding and getting paid to campaign, all while avoiding paying taxes. After Chelsea had launched an investigation into the foundation’s finances under Band’s control, an angry Doug Band email Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta to complain. Band called Chelsea’s actions, “not smart.”
  • Everybody Is Telling Me That Trump Is Going To Win – So Why Do I Have Such An Ominous Feeling?
    I hope that I am wrong.  On Tuesday night we will find out who our next president will be, and I have a very ominous feeling about what is going to happen.  But all around me there are people telling me that Trump is going to win.  They tell me to disregard the polls because they cannot be trusted, and that very well may be true.  They tell me that new voters and independent voters will overwhelmingly vote for Trump, and they tell me that it is obvious that Trump has more enthusiasm for his campaign because of the size of his rallies.  I have even heard some people say that God told them that Donald Trump is going to win the election.  Well, we will find out on Tuesday night who was right and who was wrong.  Personally, I don’t know what is going to happen, but I am quite skeptical of Trump’s chances and I can’t shake this ominous feeling about what Tuesday night will bring.
  • Trump Reportedly Lining Up Septuagenarians Giuliani and Gingrich for Cabinet
    If Donald Trump bucks the odds and wins tomorrow’s election, he’s planning to offer cabinet positions to a handful of fiercely loyal surrogates who refused to jump ship during his often messy campaign. Among them are former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and onetime Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, NBC News reports.
  • Nevada Penalizes Solar Energy Users With Hefty 40% Tax Increase
    An absurd monthly fee imposed on solar customers was just voted in by the Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC), virtually penalizing net metering (NEM) users of the renewable energy and in a sense, screwing these guys over after making the investment to go solar. Yip-dee-doo! Photo credit: Kristine Lavine, Denver Business Journal. Such is the current state that Nevada is in right now after it turns out that consumers opting with solar energy in the state are eating up on the potential profit that NV Energy should have. And in order for the company to combat this, they were able to coerce lawmakers to make solar energy insanely expensive – in hopes of convincing people to just stay blindly on the grid and stop being so ‘hippy’.
  • New Study Highlights Environmental Impacts Of Green Energy
    Wind and solar power aren’t as environmentally friendly as green energy activists often claim, according to a new study by scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden. Researchers noted that wind turbines and solar panels are made of non-renewable resources that have to be dug out of the ground. Both solar and wind power use a lot of land and water, leading to habitat destruction. Additionally, hazardous materials like sulfuric acid and toxic phosphine gas factor in heavily in solar panel manufacturing. Modern wind turbines are also highly dependent on rare earth minerals mined primarily from countries with poor environmental records, like China.
  • UNSG hails Paris Climate Agreement entry into force
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as hailed the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agrement and its speedy ratification by 96 countries around the world. “Today we make history in humankind’s efforts to combat climate change,” Ban told a gathering of activists combating climate change at UN Headquarters in New York. He compared the Paris Climate Agreement, which was agreed to in December 2015 as having been done in “record time” when compared to the Kyoto Climate Agreement of 1997, which took eight years to come into force and was largely dismissed even by some of its signatories.
  • How Donald Trump Helped the Paris Climate Deal Become Law Ahead of Schedule
    The U.N. global climate deal known as the Paris Agreement came into legal force on Friday, nearly a year after dozens of countries agreed to it in marathon negotiations in the French capital. The goal of the accord is to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Many scientists believe that any increase above that mark will cause major disruption to the Earth’s climate. So far, 95 countries have signed the deal. That includes the United States. President Obama made climate change a key item of his agenda, pushing China to join the effort, and signing the Paris Agreement in August. Donald Trump, however, has vowed to withdraw the U.S. from the deal if he is elected President on Tuesday, and has slammed the Paris Agreement on the campaign trail. As far back as 2012—in one of his now-famous tweet-storms—Trump called climate change “bullshit” and a “hoax,” saying that China had fabricated the issue in order to boost their own industries and undermine American competitors.
  • ‘The beginning of a new era': World reacts to Paris Agreement coming into force
    Green businesses and industry groups have wholeheartedly welcomed the official enforcement of the Paris Agreement, but environmental groups and other experts are now urging governments to go beyond the ambition of the deal in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. The Agreement comes into force today (4 November), with governments agreeing to keep the global temperature rise to 2C above pre-industrial levels – and preferably 1.5 degrees. This is the culmination of the global climate deal agreed in the French capital less than a year ago, which effectively commits countries and businesses to move away from fossil fuels.
  • Big Oil Promises $1 Billion In Climate Change Fight
    A host of oil supermajors announced on Friday that they would allocate US$1 billion for fighting climate change over the next ten years. The effort, called the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, involves BP, Shell, Aramco, Total, Eni, Statoil, Repsol, CNPC, Pemex, and Reliance Industries. Among the priorities of the initiative are cutting methane emissions from oil and gas pipeline leaks, and accelerating the development of carbon capture, use and storage technology. The money that the ten companies pledged will be collected in a fund, OGCI Climate Investments, which will partner with businesses from the transport and other energy-intensive industries in a bid to improve energy efficiency in these sectors.
  • Paris Climate Change Deal Becomes International Law
    The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday — a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even faster than scientists expected. So far, 96 countries, accounting for just over two-thirds of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have formally joined the accord, which seeks to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). More countries are expected to come aboard in the coming weeks and months. Secretary General Ban-Ki moon commemorated the event, talking with civil society groups at U.N. headquarters in New York to hear their concerns and visions for the future. “Today we make history in humankind's efforts to combat climate change,” Ban said before opening the meeting.
  • The Paris climate agreement and why it matters
    Almost 200 governments signed an unprecedented agreement last year to phase out fossil fuels in favour of renewable energy in the second half of the century. This agreement, signed in the French capital and seen as a turning point for global climate policy, comes into force on Friday. Al Jazeera explains why the deal matters and what it means for the future.
  • The Paris climate change agreement: how will it affect you and your pay packet?
    In early October 2016, 55 countries with 55 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions ratified the Paris climate change agreement. On November 4, it came into force. The main long-term goal is to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. But what does meeting the Paris aims look like in the short-term, within our lifetimes?
  • The Paris Agreement: Now We Need to Move the Money
    At the recent United Nations General Assembly in New York, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon predicted the Paris climate agreement would enter into force before 2017, announcing 60 countries had now ratified its terms. Last week, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank welcomed an influx of finance ministers and central bankers, to its annual meetings in Washington DC. At first glance, these two events might appear totally unrelated. The ratification of the Paris Agreement – a global deal to keep global temperature rise below 2°C – is a huge achievement and a real triumph for multilateralism. It also focuses the mind on the next step: how the Agreement will be implemented across the world?
  • Giuliani Rages At FBI Decision “We Are Supposed To Be A Country Of Justice”
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News’ Sean Hannity Show Sunday, to talk about how out of place the Director of the FBI James Comey’s remarks were regarding the Clinton investigation. As Intellihub's Shepard Ambellas reports, Giuliani said that back in July there was already “overwhelming evidence” that Hillary Clinton “violated the law.” ‘Now in November we are hearing that she had her maid print out classified material routinely.’ “So if she was completely reckless back in July, the new revelation makes the situation much worse,’ Giuliani told Hannity.
  • Election Prediction 2016: Current Trend Lines Show Trump Will Win in Landslide
    So what is going to happen on November 8? On April 2nd of this year we predicted that Ted Cruz would be mathematically eliminated from the Republican race for President on April 27th because on that day he would need more delegates than would be available. We also predicted that on April 27th Donald Trump would accumulate 943 delegates which would put him well on track to win the Republican nomination. April 27th came and Ted Cruz was eliminated and Trump had amassed 944 delegates (which later was updated to 950 delegates). We were spot on!
  • Newsweek Calls It: “Madam President Clinton” Hits The Shelves Due To A “Business Decision”
    With still over a day to go until the earliest possible result from tomorrow's presidential election, a part of the blogosphere and conservative media was up in arms over a commemorative Newsweek cover depicting “Madam President” which appeared in print as early as Saturday. As Infowars reported, a Twitter user who works at a bookstore tweeted the images with the comment, “I work at a bookstore and we typically get magazines early and lookie what we got here.” and then adds that “her Twitter account was subsequently deleted after reporter Luke Costin chastised her for “fueling Trumpists’ hysteria about “rigged” #Election2016.”
  • Can The Oligarchy Still Steal The Presidential Election? — Paul Craig Roberts
    The election was set up to be stolen from Trump. That was the purpose of the polls rigged by overweighting Hillary supporters in the samples. After weeks of hearing poll results that Hillary was in the lead, the public would discount a theft claim. Electronic voting makes elections easy to steal, and I have posted explanations by election fraud experts of how it is done. Clearly the Oligarchy does not want Donald Trump in the White House as they are unsure that they could control him, and Hillary is their agent. With the reopening of the FBI investigation of Hillary and related scandals exploding all around her, election theft is not only more risky but also less likely to serve the Oligarchy’s own interests. Image as well as money is part of Oligarchic power. The image of America takes a big hit if the American people elect a president who is currently under felony investigation.
  • Can U.S. Elections Really Be Stolen? Yes.
    Is election theft possible in the United States? And might the suspects live closer to home than the Kremlin? Professor Mark Crispin Miller, author of numerous books and articles on computerized election fraud, explores the very real possibilities.
  • Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say
    An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News. The explosive charge against Wales-based Blue Mountain Group comes from several sources, including an independent security specialist who has implemented training programs at U.S. Consulates around the world, including in Benghazi, where he trained a local militia that preceded Blue Mountain. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Blue Mountain used local newspaper ads to assemble a team of 20 guards, many of whom had terror ties, after securing a $9.2 million annual contract.
  • State Dept. Has up to 31,000 Pages of New Clinton Records from the FBI’s Investigation; Wants Five Years to Process Them
    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding developments during today’s court hearing concerning Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her official capacity during her tenure as secretary of state: ‘The Obama State Department is doing a political favor for Hillary Clinton for suggesting to a federal court today that Judicial Watch wait as long as five years to see up to 31,000 new Clinton documents found by the FBI.  We learned in this lawsuit that the State Department is slow-walking the release of Hillary Clinton’s deleted and hidden emails.  Ironically, this Clinton/Obama State Department stonewalling has guaranteed that the Clinton email scandal won’t be resolved for years.' The court has set the next hearing in this case for November 29 to discuss the status of 650,000 emails reportedly found on the computing devices of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.
  • Fed Up Friday: FOMC Revisions Likely, Regardless of Election Result
    With the election looming, the Fed met all expectations of delaying a rate hike in November. Whether or not a hike happens in December, the benefit to owning gold is that “real” interest rates could stay low or negative regardless of the outcome. Learn about all that and more in this week’s Fed Up Friday.
  • I Just Lost All Faith In Our Deeply Corrupt Legal System And In The Rule Of Law In The United States
    The FBI just gave Hillary Clinton the biggest gift in the history of presidential politics. Two days before the election the FBI has announced that they are ending their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. After reviewing the emails that were found on electronic devices owned by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress telling them that “we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.” That means that there will be no indictment, and the path is now clear for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States on Tuesday unless an election miracle happens.
  • A Digital 9/11 If Trump Wins
    There are disturbing signs that a digital 9/11 terror attack is being readied for election day in the US to ensure that Donald Trump does not win. Such an attack – involving widespread internet and power outage – would have nothing to do with Russia or any other foreign state. It would be furnished by agencies of the US Deep State in a classic “false flag” covert manner. But the resulting chaos and “assault on American democracy” will be conveniently blamed on Russia. That presents a double benefit. Russia would be further demonized as a foreign aggressor “justifying” even harsher countermeasures by America and its European allies against Moscow.
  • Fact file: BRICS drive the global economy
    BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – account for 43 per cent of the world’s population and 25 per cent of the global economy. Despite a global economic slowdown, BRICS has been a main economic engine for the world economy. Countries such as Brazil and Russia, which struggled with recession in the past two years, are expected to turn the corner and post GDP growth in 2017. Russia’s GDP contracted 1.2 per cent in Q1 2016 but that slowed to 0.6 per cent in Q2, according to data from the Rosstat federal statistics service. This is a marked improvement to its 3.7 per cent contraction in 2015; it contracted 3.8 per cent in Q4 in 2015.
  • She’s guilty and she knows it, Trump rages as FBI clears Clinton over emails
    Furious Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after the bureau cleared US presidential rival Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing in a new email probe, lifting a cloud hanging over the Democrat as America goes to the polls on Tuesday. FBI director James Comey told the US Congress on Sunday that the bureau found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Mrs Clinton in a trove of newly-discovered emails. But Republican Mr Trump told supporters it would have been impossible for the FBI to review what has been reported to be as many as 650,000 emails in so short a time and said Mrs Clinton was being protected by “a rigged system”.
  • “More than a Dozen” Drugmakers under Criminal Investigation for Price-Fixing, Shares Plunge, after Getting Crushed All Year
    The digital ink wasn’t dry yesterday on my article on How PE Firms Are Flipping Drugs in Price-Gouging Scheme that Cannibalizes the Entire US Economy, when Bloomberg reported that US prosecutors “are bearing down” on “more than a dozen” drugmakers “in a sweeping criminal investigation into suspected price collusion.”
  • Donald Trump's Argument For America
  • How PE Firms Are Flipping Drugs in Price-Gouging Scheme that Cannibalizes the Entire US Economy
    The ravenous price increases that pharmaceutical companies slap on their medicines are part of the reason the US health care system is eating an ever larger slice of consumer, corporate, and government spending, and why the rest of the economy has trouble moving forward. Some of the price increases have turned into scandals with plenty of mouth-wagging by politicians. Mylan got raked over the coals in Congress for raising the price of its autoinjector EpiPen seven-fold since buying it in 2007. Last year, Turing Pharmaceuticals, under Martin Shkreli, got into hot water over raising the price of just-acquired Daraprim 50-fold.
  • Another European Bank Becomes a Penny Stock
    Despite receiving some of the most generous public subsidies in recorded history, Europe’s financial sector continues to hemorrhage. In Italy, the total market value of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank and Italy’s third largest, is a fraction over €500 million, as its shares hover just 23 European cents above zero. In the EU’s largest economy, Germany, the country’s only G-SIB (Global Systemically Important Bank), Deutsche Bank, has seen its stock plummet close to 90% in the last 10 years,from €117 to €12.30. This year alone it’s down well over 40%.
  • The Dollar Collapse Has Begun; U.S. Bank Failures Soon to Follow
    In Part I of this three part interview between Elijah Johnson and Dr. Jim Willie, the interview starts off by with Elijah asking Dr. Willie about the unprecedented dumping of U.S. Bonds by China and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks. By “unprecedented” dumping, Elijah is referring to several weeks ago when the markets witnessed never before seen numbers as $28 billion in U.S. Treasuries were dumped in a single week, followed by another $23 billion a week or so later.
  • Emails Warrant No New Action Against Hillary Clinton, F.B.I. Director Says 
    The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told Congress on Sunday that he had seen no evidence in a recently discovered trove of emails to change his conclusion that Hillary Clinton should face no charges over her handling of classified information. Mr. Comey’s announcement, just two days before the election, was an effort to clear the cloud of suspicion he had publicly placed over her presidential campaign late last month when he alerted Congress that the F.B.I. would examine the emails. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton,” Mr. Comey wrote in a letter to the leaders of several congressional committees. He said agents had reviewed all communications to and from Mrs. Clinton in the new trove from when she was secretary of state.
  • “Sell Everything Now” David Stockman Warns, America Faces “Total Disaster…Partisan Warfare”
    “Under a Trump victory, all bets are off,” warns former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, David Stockman. “I like [Trump] because he's against the establishment, but he has no economic program. Yes, he's a disruptor, but has nothing to disrupt with,” Stockman told CNBC, “if elected, it will be partisan warfare and a total disaster.” Stockman's message is clear, as CNBC notes, sell everything…
  • WikiLeaks Documents Coming From US Intelligence Not Russia, MSM & Democrat Party Dying
    There are numerous reports on the alternative media of documents being given to WikiLeaks to counter the corruption and lawlessness of the Obamas and Clintons. AG Loretta Lynch has been reportedly blocking an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation that many say is a “global charity fraud” and a “huge criminal conspiracy.”  The leaked emails and documents show corruption between the Justice Department and Hillary Clinton.  These documents and emails also show a grand cover-up of the true treason that has taken place in the highest offices of the U.S. government.
  • Value of Gold – Unlike Paper Currency Gold Has Maintained Its Value Throughout Ages
    The Value of Gold. “Unlike paper currency, coins or other assets, gold has maintained its value throughout the ages.” Jill Kerby, personal finance expert and Mark O’Byrne, Research Director of GoldCore were interviewed by Sinead Desmond of ‘Ireland AM’ on TV3 this morning about the “value of gold” as a store of wealth and financial insurance in our “electronic age”.
  • Chinese firms to begin ‘new Egypt capital’ in 2017
    Following months of speculation that the whole project had been scrapped, construction on Egypt’s New capital city by two of China’s biggest developers could begin as early as next year. The Egyptian government is targeting up to $45 billion in investments, and the agreements set to be finalized before the year’s end will bring the country closer to that target. Earlier this month, heads from China Fortune Land Development Company (CFLD) met with Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi and agreed to provide $20 billion over the coming 10 years for the currently unnamed city mega project which is expected to break ground some 47 kilometers east of the current capital Cairo.
  • Egypt awaits IMF help amid FX shortage
    Egypt is reportedly weeks away from securing the first installment of its much-anticipated $12 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund as its currency continues to fall in the parallel market. Managing Director Christine Lagarde told reporters last week that “[Egypt has] almost completed” the actions required for the IMF board to review the loan accord. The board is expected to arrive in Cairo some time in early November to finalize a set of conditions that require Egypt’s compliance. The conditions include a host of economic reforms as well as confidence-building measures to help mitigate the debilitating impact of a foreign-currency shortage. One such stipulation is acquiring up to $6 billion from bilateral creditors.
  • Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United States Will Be Decided”
    As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor.  The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland.  This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones.  Two companies of French and Danish Soldiers will join the British in the deployment to Estonia.
  • OPEC Chaos Sees Oil Prices Fall
    Oil prices settled at a six-week low on Thursday following several consecutive days of large price declines. The major catalysts this week were doubts over an OPEC deal and EIA data showing a record build up in crude oil stocks. The EIA said Wednesday that U.S. oil inventories rose by 14.4 million barrels last week, the largest gain in a single week since data collection began in the early 1980s. WTI plunged below $45 per barrel on the news and the five consecutive days of losses was the longest streak since June. The data could be misleading, however. The huge buildup in inventories came largely because weekly imports spiked. Imports rose by about 2 million barrels per day last week after several weeks of hovering at below-average levels. The import spike was partially affected by bad weather, including a hurricane, and could be an anomaly. If that is the case, crude stocks probably won’t gain at similar rates in the weeks ahead.
  • Every Asset Class Will Collapse: ‘You Need To Be Looking At Your Wealth In Terms Of How Many Chickens And How Much Gas You Can Buy’ 
    There’s no other way to put it. The system as we know it will collapse. This, argues Karl Denninger of the Market Ticker, is a mathematical certainty. In a recent interview with Future Money Trends Denninger touches on the various dire challenges facing America. From the Presidential election to the rampant corruption in our financial, political and healthcare systems, he pulls no punches and warns that the worst is yet to come unless real action is taken immediately. Failure to do so, says Denninger, will lead to a collapse of everything we consider to be a part of our current way of life.
  • OPEC Is Now Irrelevant – This Oil Price Plunge Is Different
    Not very long ago, oil prices traded at well below $20/b and OPEC anxiously came up with a mechanism which it termed as “OPEC Price Band' $22-$28/b”. The rationale for this price band, was that OPEC members would find it sufficient for the growth of their oil and gas industry while the price was high enough to meet their government budgetary requirements. However, only a few years after this mechanism was introduced, oil prices exploded upwards and OPEC was forced to abolish its own price band in favour of higher oil prices.
  • Gold may be real winner in US elections
    To the relief of some but the worry of many others the US election is now just days away. Unlike past elections this one appears to grown more uncertain and fraught the closer it gets. Since the FBI announced further investigations into emails associated with Hillary Clinton, her lead has narrowed and voters appear to be even more undecided. For some the decision is a fate worse than death, as Reuters reported, ‘Young Americans are so dissatisfied with their choices in this presidential election that nearly one in four told an opinion poll they would rather have a giant meteor destroy the Earth than see Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House.’
  • Oil Prices Set For Biggest Weekly Decline Since January
    Having scored the largest weekly drop in six weeks last week, oil prices have continued to crash this week too, and are heading to their largest weekly loss since mid-January 2016, amid growing U.S. inventory builds and lingering skepticism that OPEC can pull off a production cut deal. At the time of writing, the WTI Crude futures for December delivery traded down 0.02 percent at US$44.65, while Brent Crude prices were down 0.32 percent at US$46.20. In the previous five days, WTI Crude touched a high of US$48.74 on October 31 and a low of US$44.29, today—for a five-day loss of $4.45 per barrel. WTI Crude prices have dropped by 8.2 percent this week so far.
  • M&S to axe dozens of high street stores
    The new boss of Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to axe dozens of UK stores and stop selling clothing in others in a radical shake-up of its high street presence aimed at persuading the City that he can revive the fortunes of Britain’s best-known retailer. Sky News has learnt that Steve Rowe, who took the helm at M&S earlier this year, will announce next week that a substantial chunk of its UK store portfolio is to be reorganised, a move that will include the outright closure of a significant number of shops.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump's 13-year-old ‘rape victim' dramatically DROPS her case. Woman withdraws legal claim she was assaulted at Jeffrey Epstein sex party
    The woman who alleged that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her at billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's notorious ‘sex parties' in 1994 when she was a 13-year-old has dropped the civil lawsuit that was filed against him. Trump's legal team branded the allegations ‘disgusting at the highest level' and a ‘hoax' clearly framed to ‘solicit media attention or, perhaps… simply politically motivated'. She first sued Trump and Jeffrey Epstein under the name Katie Johnson on April 26 in California federal court and  filed an amended complaint in New York federal court in October, claiming she was subject to rape, criminal sexual acts, assault, battery and false imprisonment. The court papers offer no corroborative evidence that her claims are true.
  • Baker Hughes and General Electric Unite In Merger
    On Monday, two major industry companies made an official announcement: General Electric’s oil and gas sector will be merging with Houston’s own Baker Hughes in an effort to create a brand new “digital industrial services giant.” The deal, valued at roughly $32 billion, will unite the country’s biggest industrial company with the third-largest energy services giant in the world. The merger arrives just six months after Baker Hughes’ $35 billion acquisition by Halliburton was axed by the Justice Department due to anti-competition fears.
  • WikiLeaks Podesta emails: Rahm Emanuel used private email server to conduct government business
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel used a private email server to communicate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, leaked emails reveal. Emanuel, a former House lawmaker who served early on in the Obama administration, sent an email to Podesta asking him to consider Brian DeSplinter for a position with Clinton’s campaign. Emnauel sent the email from the address [email protected] The email address is still active, according to Mailtester.com, and is run through Google’s Gmail service. This is unlike Clinton who used a private email server based out of her Chappaqua, New York home.
  • Trump Wants Former Goldman Partner And Soros Employee To Serve As Treasury Secretary
    Six months ago, Steven Mnuchin became finance chair for the Trump campaign. Having succesfully helped to raise 10s of millions of dollars for the campaign, the former Goldman Sachs partner and Soros Fund management employee is now positioned for something much larger as Donald Trump reportedly told his aides today that he wants Mnuchin to serve as his Treasury Secretary.
  • Stock Market Reaches Deadly 7 Straight Days of Losses As Catholic Jubilee Year End Day Approaches
    The S&P 500 has only fallen for 7 straight days three times in the last 20 years.  And, each time it was during a financial crisis. And, it just happened again today. The S&P 500 fell 0.65% on Wednesday, marking seven days in a row of losses. Further, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spiked more than 40 percent over the last six days. It was the first time the VIX rose for six straight days since the lead-up to the UK’s Brexit vote. And, interestingly, the Federal Reserve met again today and surprise, surprise… they didn’t raise rates again – though as usual they keep threatening…
  • KONGSBERG, Automated Ships to Build Unmanned, Fully-automated Vessel for Offshore Ops
    The UK’s Automated Ships Ltd. and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the world’s first unmanned and fully-automated vessel for offshore operations. In January 2017, Automated Ships will contract the Hrönn, which will be designed and built in Norway in cooperation with KONGSBERG. Sea trials will take place in Norway’s newly designated automated vessel test bed in the Trondheim fjord and will be conducted under the auspices of DNV GL and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). The Hrönn will ultimately be classed and flagged, respectively.
  • How Much Time do we have Before the Next Economic Crisis?
    Since early July, the 30-year US Treasury Bond Price Index has plunged 8.3%. It’s now called “the rout” in longer-dated government bonds. One of the specters is rising inflation at a time of ultra-low yields. What has become the number one predictor of a bear market in stocks over the past many decades? The US Treasury yield curve. It drives bank lending – which can strangle the economy. But this time, the risks are much higher, and the potential economic consequences steeper. The yield curve depicts the yields of different maturities of Treasury securities. Normally, those with short maturities have very low yields, and those with longer maturities have higher yields.
  • OBAMACARE: Your Dog Might Have Better Healthcare Than You Do
    It’s not exactly controversial these days to suggest that the US healthcare system is in bad shape. According to data collected by numerous independent agencies like the Institute of Medicine, Commonwealth Fund, and Kaiser Family Foundation, the US still ranks dead last among advanced economies in overall quality of its healthcare system. In fact, the US healthcare system has the worst record in the number of deaths caused by mistakes or inefficient care. And wait times in the US for urgent care and primary care visits rank lower than every other developed nation.
  • Julian Assange: Isis and Clinton Foundation are both funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar
    Wealthy officials from Qatar and Saudi Arabia who donated money to Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation also provided financial support to Isis, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed. In an extended interview at the Ecuadorian embassy in London with documentary maker John Pilger for RT, Mr Assange said the same Saudi and Qatari officials could be seen to be supporting both the Clinton Foundation – founded by Mrs Clinton’s husband Bill – and funding the activities of Isis.
  • “I Feel Like Pablo Escobar” – Venezuelans Resort To Weighing Cash As Hyperinflation Builds
    Having thrown in the towel on hyperinflation by printing banknotes with 200-times-higher denominations, Bloomberg reports that things in Venezuela have continued to get worse with the currency now so devalued (with even simple purchases requiring so many bills) that instead of counting bills, they are weighing them. Once one of the world’s strongest currencies, the bolivar has been reduced to a nuisance. Basic purchases require hundreds of bills. Shoppers shove piles of them into gym bags before venturing into crime-plagued streets and shopkeepers stash thousands in boxes and overflowing drawers. In the absence of official data, economists are left to guess what the inflation rate is. Estimates for this year range from 200 percent to 1,500 percent. At a delicatessen counter in eastern Caracas, Humberto Gonzalez removes slices of salty white cheese from his scale and replaces them with a stack of bolivar notes handed over by his customer. “It’s sad,” Gonzalez says. “At this point, I think the cheese is worth more.”
  • Fed Sends New Signals About a Possible December Rate Increase
    Inflation is finally showing signs of behaving the way Federal Reserve officials want it to, bolstering the case for them to raise short-term interest rates next month. They decided Wednesday to leave rates unchanged while sending new signals that they could move at their next meeting, Dec. 13-14. Inflation has “increased somewhat since earlier this year,” Fed officials said in a statement released after a two-day policy meeting, noting also that some investors’ expectations of future inflation “have moved up but remain low.”
  • Don’t Sweat The Election. The Next Crisis Is Already Baked Into The Cake
    Friday was one of those days where you walk away from the screen for a minute and come back to find a completely different market. All it took was the FBI finding a trove of new Clinton emails, thus breathing new life into the Trump campaign and throwing what was a foregone conclusion back into doubt. Stocks tanked and gold popped, illustrating Wall Street’s preference in the upcoming election. It will be this way until the vote, especially if polls continue to tighten and the outcome remains uncertain. So there’s no point in obsessing over fundamentals for now. Nothing real will matter until we find out who gets to mess things up going forward. Sort of like the original Ghost Busters where the demon/god says “Choose the form of the destructor.”
  • Three Out Of Four Americans Believe The Media Wants Hillary To Win
    In light of the Podesta email revelations, as well as the daily farce that is CNN “objective reporting”, it will hardly surprise anyone, that the American public thinks the media wants Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to win by an almost 10-to-1 margin, according to a new poll. According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, which asked “who do you think the media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see elected president: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?” the answer was clear: of the 1,000 adults surveyed, 75.9 percent answered Clinton, while just 7.9 percent picked Trump. Just more than 16 percent of respondents chose either “neither” or “undecided.”
  • Billionaire: “Single Digit Millionaires” Are Too Poor to Get Justice In America
    Billionaire Peter Thiel said yesterday: “If you’re a single-digit millionaire … you have no effective access to our legal system.” Thiel is saying even plain vanilla millionaires can’t afford justice in America. Fordham Law School professor and criminal justice expert John Pfaff notes that – using 2007 numbers – many states’ entire budgets for legal defense for people who can’t afford a lawyer is in the single-digit millions. (Given that the Great Recession happened shortly afterward, those numbers have undoubtedly declined since 2007.) In other words, under Thiel’s logic, even if an entire states’ annual budget for legal defense were spent on a single person, it wouldn’t be enough to deliver justice.
  • With insurers pulling out of markets, some Obamacare users “really nervous”
    Open enrollment for Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, begins today. Problems with the law mean consumers could face significant rate hikes in some parts of the country. There will also be fewer health plans to choose from. Starting today, the administration will make a major enrollment push — but that may be a tough sell in states like Tennessee, which has seen premiums spike more than 50 percent, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan.
  • Not all the Standing Rock Sioux are protesting the pipeline
    Ask around and you’ll hear stories of pipeline protesters who’ve traveled great distances. They’ve come from Japan, Russia and Germany. Australia, Israel and Serbia. And, of course, there are the allies, not exclusively Native American or indigenous, who’ve flocked here from all corners of the US. Together they stand in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion investment to move 470,000 barrels of domestic crude oil a day through four states. They’re fighting against what they see as corporate greed, an environmental threat and an assault on sacred land. Demonstrating is their proud daily work.
  • Recessions, Predictions and the Stock Market
    We were recently made aware of an interview at Bloomberg, in which Tony Dwyer of Cannacord and Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research were quizzed on the recently announced utterly bizarre AT&T – Time Warner merger. We were actually quite surprised that AT&T wanted to buy the giant media turkey. Prior to the offer, TWX still traded 50% below the high it had reached 17 years ago. The merger as such is actually not what we want to discuss though. Rather, it is a remark of Mr. Dwyer’s regarding the stock market in general and what the recent merger mania is signaling. He makes two major points in the course of the conversation. For one thing, he notes that the merger (along with many other mergers that have recently been announced) is the result of the extremely easy availability of credit.
  • Italy’s Banking System on Verge of Nervous Breakdown
    One of the best indicators of whether a financial crisis is in full swing is when senior insiders begin to lose it in public. That’s precisely what happened in Italy on Thursday when Italian senior banker Giuseppe Guzzetti gave a speech at a conference in honor of World Savings Day, an international event that, unbeknownst to 99.9% of mankind, takes place every year on Halloween (Oct. 31). During his address, Guzzetti admitted that Atlante II — one of two bad bank funds created to provide much-needed support to Italy’s crumbling banking sector (the other being its predecessor, Atlante I) — is chronically underfunded. The fund, set up in the spring to help Italy’s most fragile banks, in particular Monte dei Paschi, remove some of the most toxic debt off their balance sheets, has experienced six intense months of activity, “but is now out of breath,” Guzzetti lamented.
  • Done in by Overcapacity, Stagnant World Trade, and China, Korean Shipbuilders Collapse on Top of Taxpayers
    The ravaged shipbuilding industry in South Korea, deemed too big to fail, is getting its largest taxpayer bailout yet, totaling $9.6 billion, on top of the bailout funds already handed out last year, and on top of another $9.6 billion this year to bail out state-owned banks that were getting slammed by defaulting loans extended to the shipping industry. Their problem: according to trade ministry, cited by the Wall Street Journal, orders for new ships to be built in South Korea have collapsed by 87% over the past nine months from the already terrible 9-month period last year, to almost nothing.
  • Can The American People Defeat The Oligarchy That Rules Them? — Paul Craig Roberts
    Aren’t you surprised that Hillary and the presstitutes haven’t blamed Putin for FBI director Comey’s reopening of the Hillary email case? But the presstitutes have done the next best thing for Hillary. They have made Comey the issue, not Hillary. According to US Senator Harry Reid and the presstitutes, we don’t need to worry about Hillary’s crimes. After all, she is only a political woman feathering her nest, just as political men have done for ages. Why all this misogynist talk about Hillary? The presstitutes’ cry is that Comey’s alleged crime is far more important. This woman-hating Republican violated the Hatch Act by telling Congress that the investigation he said was closed is now reopened. A very strange interpretation of the Hatch Act. During an election it is OK to announce that a candidate for president is cleared but it is not OK to say that a candidate is under investigation.
  • Gerald Celente: Fear Index Spiking After A Fed President Just Confessed ‘Radical Monetary’ Policies Have Failed
    With the U.S. dollar, stocks and crude oil trading lower and the price of gold and silver surging, the Fear Index is spiking after a Fed President just confessed that the central banks’ radical accommodative monetary policies have failed. Gerald Celente — Between the stream of WikiLeaks’ email dumps challenging the practices of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the ethics of the Clinton Foundation, plus the FBI’s announcement to further investigate Clinton’s emails from her private server when she was secretary of state, Wall Street’s odds she would beat Donald Trump next Tuesday are no longer a sure bet.
  • The Coming Super Depression, Social Unrest, Wars, Cyberwars, $10,000 Gold & $1,000 Silver
    With continued uncertainty in global markets, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events, spoke with King World News about the the coming ‘Super Depression,’ social unrest, wars, cyberwar, $10,000 gold, and $1,000 silver. The Beginning Of The End. Egon von Greyerz:  “Money printing and debt is just the most beautiful scheme invented by governments to make ends meet and give the people whatever they want. In this perfect system, it makes not the slightest difference if the budget doesn’t balance. Conventional methods of increasing taxes or reducing government expenses is old hat and totally unnecessary. With modern methods, such trivial problems are solved by the printing press…
  • 10 Urgent preparedness items you’ll need when Trump wins the election next Tuesday
    This is a message from ‘The Health Ranger’ Mike Adams from NaturalNews.com. For almost a year, he has been publicly predicting that Donald Trump will win the election. Now, with the deep state turning against Hillary — and with damning evidence about to be leaked that will take her down forever — a Trump victory is more certain than ever… While a Trump win is a true victory for America, it’s just the beginning of the establishment’s war on Donald Trump and the revolution he’s supporting. The Washington political establishment, remember, absolutely despises democracy… and they are determined to do anything necessary to destroy Trump, remove him from power and install their own obedient political puppets who will do their bidding.
  • Pastor Lindsey Williams introduces Pastor David Bowen – November 3, 2016
    Pastor Lindsey Williams introduces Pastor David Bowen with his sixth short weekly video for readers of Pastor Williams’ weekly newsletter.

THE FINAL BUBBLE! Pastor Williams says the information shared by this economist is outstanding and correct. What he says will happen. >>> CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO (This video is being shared because the information within it is truly good and correct. Half way through the video it turns into a sales pitch to sell a book and related products. Pastor Williams has asked me to state that Pastor Williams and LindseyWilliams.net do not endorse this book).

Congratulations to the 45th President of the United States of America – Donald Trump

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The greatest victory that has ever been won AGAINST the Elite in the history of America, took place when Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States of America.

The Elite are Mortally wounded. Truly ELITE DEFEAT!

In my opinion – The only way this could have ever happened is that God himself (JEHOVAH) personally stepped in and won the victory. This was “Historic” just as it was when God intervened for Israel in Egypt. God honored the faith of the founding fathers of America.

Everyone reading our News Letter – Be sure to give God the glory. PRAY and thank Him.

It is anyones guess what the Elite will do now. I will issue special bulletins whenever I am told what to expect.

Chaplain Williams

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10 Urgent preparedness items you’ll need when Trump wins the election next Tuesday

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This is a message from ‘The Health Ranger' Mike Adams from NaturalNews.com. For almost a year, he has been publicly predicting that Donald Trump will win the election. Now, with the deep state turning against Hillary — and with damning evidence about to be leaked that will take her down forever — a Trump victory is more certain than ever…

While a Trump win is a true victory for America, it's just the beginning of the establishment's war on Donald Trump and the revolution he's supporting. The Washington political establishment, remember, absolutely despises democracy… and they are determined to do anything necessary to destroy Trump, remove him from power and install their own obedient political puppets who will do their bidding.

Because of these dynamics, you need to get your butt in gear with preparedness actions to insulate yourself from the chaos that will follow a Trump victory (through no fault of Trump himself, of course). So here's a list of the top 10 things you're going to need after Trump wins the White House. (If Hillary steals the election, it's a different scenario, but you'll still need to be prepared for the chaos that will follow.)

Top 10 urgent preparedness items you'll need when Trump wins the White House

The first realization I hope you grasp is that once Trump wins, radical leftists will go “full terrorist” across the USA, setting off bombs, riots and mass mayhem on a scale we've never witnessed before.

Leftists are brain damaged, of course, which is why they all voted for Clinton. That's also why they burn down their own communities, not realizing the very shops they're torching belong to their own uncles and grandmothers.

During these riots, Clinton-supporting leftists always seem to find the nearest white person and start beating them to death. Although such acts are, of course, felony assault, the leftist political establishment excuses the acts as a form of “social justice,” meaning no one will come to help you.

Thus, my first piece of advice is to stay away from the riots. But if you have to drive through any cities for any reason, you might accidentally wind up being dragged out of your car and bludgeoned to death by angry leftist radicals who can't wait to commit mass violence (and even genocide), profiling people based on their skin color to carry out leftist hate crimes against whites.

For this reason — and I'm not joking here — you need to own and carry a loaded firearm if it's legal for you to do so. I recommend the Glock 19 as a good starting point, but some people prefer revolvers for the simple reason that they don't leave behind any shell casings at the scene. Whatever you decide to get, you need to be locked and loaded and ready to defend your life and property if violent, radical leftists attempt to commit felony assault against you.

I'm not joking, and I qualify this by urging you to abide by local laws. If you happen to live in an area where carrying a loaded firearm for self-defense is illegal, then you are living in the wrong state and should get out while you still can. Always abide by local laws and carry a firearm responsibly.

Most people have no idea just how bad things might get after the election, and the belief that dialing 911 will magically bring police who can save you is ludicrous. (They will be too busy dealing with all the other crimes happening at the same time.)

So that's item No. 1: A firearm (where legal). As a technical note, I don't like guns with thumb safeties. It's too much effort to screw around with a thumb safety in a moment of panic. Glocks have passive trigger safeties, not thumb safeties, which is one reason why I'm a Glock fan. Also, get some good handgun safety training so you can carry your Glock safely and responsibly. Learn how to disassemble and clean your Glock, and keep it lubricated so it doesn't jam when you need it.

Item No. 2 is, predictably, ammo for the firearm.

If you don't own 1000 rounds of ammo for your firearm, you're not serious about prepping. Do you really think the radical leftist rioters trying to assault you or burn down your house are going to walk away after you've expended that sole 50-round box of ammo you've procured?

Nope, angry leftist zombies will at you come in waves, and there are millions of them. If they're assaulting you, attempting to burn down your house, trying to carjack you or dropping fire bombs on your retail establishment, you're probably going to need more than 50 rounds of ammo. Don't forget the spare magazines, either, which you'll want to have pre-loaded with hollow point ammo rounds for maximum self-defense effectiveness.

Also, I'll share this from experience: Get yourself a good set of ear protectors, or you'll emerge totally deaf after a firefight. Amazon sells this decent set of ear muffs for just $17, with 34dB of noise protection. Trust me, you'll need it when the zombies attack.

Here in Texas, where I reside, no serious citizen has fewer than 5,000 rounds of ammo. It's not uncommon for ranchers to own 20+ firearms and have 20,000 rounds of ammo stored away in various calibers, all for the self-defense of life, property and community. Sheriff's deputies tend to own about 50 firearms and 50,000 rounds of ammo, unless they're too young to have collected that much ammo yet.

Item No. 3 is a good flashlight.

The Fenix TK35 flashlight from Amazon is a good choice (960 lumens!). The Surefire E1D LED Defender is also a great flashlight. It runs on the CR-123A batteries, which are lithium (which is what you want).

Why do you need a flashlight? Because the power grid might be down, you see. And while those of us who live in the country always carry flashlights, most city folks don't carry flashlights because they get used to the absurd idea that there's always light at night, no matter where they go. (Truth: There isn't. It's all artificial.)

Just like you'll need ammo for your firearm, you'll also need batteries for your flashlight. Don't go with anything other than lithium batteries, unless you enjoy buying batteries that don't work when you need them.

Item No. 4 is a gravity water filter.

I've tested all the popular brands in my science lab (see WaterFilterLabs.com) and found that the Big Berkey gravity filter out-performed everything else.

You need a gravity filter because it works even when there's no power. Obviously, you'll also need to know where to find water within walking distance (and you'll need a way to carry it… consider the utility of a bucket!).

Item No. 5 is an emergency food supply.

Don't buy toxic crap emergency foods loaded with GMOs, pesticides and hidden MSG. Almost everything on the market today is total crap, chock full of chemical taste enhancers, artificial colors and genetically modified soy and corn.

Numanna is Health Ranger approved and is a certified organic, non-GMO storable food line consisting of near-instant “meals” where you just add water and heat to create super delicious, nutritious meals like Habanero Chili, Pasta Primavera, Mac ‘n Cheese, etc. (all organic). It is available from Preppers Market. You'll want to pick up at least 4 of these buckets…

Item No. 6 is emergency sanitizers and medicine

In non-emergency times, most people don't even think about the importance of sanitizers. I'm talking about antiseptic solutions like povidone iodine, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol and even stronger sanitizing solutions like Hydrocide germicide.

Why do you need disinfectants? Because most of the medical problems you'll experience during times of social unrest (or even war) are related to common infections.

Yep, living in a war zone, a grid down collapse or even a temporary crisis without antiseptics can quite literally kill you. Simply having a decent supply of basic antiseptics is a lifesaving strategy.

For review, here's what I recommend you own and store in gallon quantities:

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Povidone iodine
  • Household bleach

You can buy all of these at almost any grocery store or pharmacy.

Item No. 7: Physical door security

This one sounds simple, but it's more important than you might suppose. It's a simple device to stop your front door from being easily kicked in by violent leftist mobs (zombies). These devices are called “door security bars” and they either wedge underneath the door handle, or they can sometimes be installed to go across the entire door entry (that's a better system).

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It's also a good idea to install stronger face plates which are often called a “security latch strike” or “door strike plate” so that your door is much more difficult to defeat with physical force. Amazon sells this security door frame reinforcement strike plate for under $150.

Without a reinforced strike plate, your front door “security” is a total joke. Any zombie can kick it right in, almost effortlessly. (Yes, your door “locks” are probably a joke.)

By the way, a really good piece of tactical advice is as follows: If some would-be assailant is trying to beat down your front door, loot your house and assault you, just remember that wooden doors are not bulletproof. If you are absolutely sure the people beating on your door are bad guys trying to cause you harm, you can technically shoot them through the door if that's your best option to protect your life. Doors are not “cover” from a tactical perspective. They are “concealment,” meaning they block line of sight, but not bullets.

Be warned: If you ever choose to discharge a firearm inside a home, apartment or vehicle, you will probably suffer extreme hearing damage. All the guns you see on TV and in the movies are total jokes compared to the actual live violence of a real firearm being discharged indoors. I'll tell you this flat out, but you likely still won't believe me: You will probably end up DEAF in at least one ear, maybe both. Even if your hearing returns, you will have a loud ringing in your ears for many days, possibly weeks. To prevent this, be sure to don your ear protection first.

Shooting the a@@holes who are trying to cause you physical harm is called kinetic problem resolution, or as comedian Bill Burr explains in a hilarious standup bit, “All of a sudden, you ain't got a problem over there no more neither.”

REMEMBER: Shooting an aggressor in self-defense is morally, ethically, spiritually and legally justified. By protecting your loved ones against an imminent threat of violence, you are acting in alignment with love for human life. You might even want to utter, “LOVE WINS” as you pull the trigger, because you are protecting those you love from violent leftist criminals who are all about hatred, death and destruction.

Item No. 8: An emergency backup power supply for your mobile phone

Companies like “Hyperjuice” make external battery banks for your mobile devices. There are all sorts of portable “power banks” that can power your mobile devices for hours or even days. This item by Chromo is a 12V car battery booster and mobile device charger all in one. Although I doubt its power capacity would help much on a vehicle battery, it might work if you drive a weenie vehicle of some kind. Mostly, it's just a big battery for your mobile devices (with a built-in flashlight).

Whatever you get, make sure you have a way to provide supplemental battery power to your mobile device and, if possible, a small radio.

Item No. 9: A printed topo map of your local area and a compass

GPS has made us all far too stupid when it comes to navigation. Make sure you have a printed topo map of your local area so that if you have to bug out on foot, you've got some idea of where you're going (and how to get there).

It's also a good idea to have a working compass that isn't a toy. With a topo map and a compass, any intelligent person can navigate out of a city on foot. This assumption, of course, excludes the Hillary Clinton supporters who are too stupid to find their own bungholes with two hands, a stick and a mirror.

If you don't yet have a bug out bag (B.O.B.) for getting out of dodge, you're behind the curve and should probably search GoodGopher.com for some bug out bag advice. Or check out Bugout.news or sites like SurvivalBlog.com.

Item No. 10: Copies of critical documents

I realize this isn't a glorious prepper item, but you'd be amazed how difficult things can be in your life if you don't have copies of your ID, passport, birth certificate or key numbers such as your bank account numbers.

Make copies of all these important documents, then store them in a sealed, secure enclosure of some sort that's weatherproof (even a Ziplock bag can do in a pinch). Make sure these documents are in your bug out bag, or carry digital scans of them on an encrypted thumb drive (like IronPort).

Also, if you're smart enough to own some bitcoin, be sure to have a copy of your bitcoin wallet on an encrypted thumb drive that you can take with you. Otherwise, your bitcoins will not be accessible. And that would suck.

Summary: Be ready for chaos. If Trump wins, the violent left goes berserk

The bottom line here is that a Trump victory next Tuesday will set off a massive wave of violence among leftists who will try to murder as many Trump supporters as possible (which, in their minds, is any white male).

I predict a wave of self-defense shootings of leftist criminals in the days following a Trump victory, plus an expanding pattern of cities under martial law conditions as rioters take to the streets to burn down their own communities like the total idiots they are.

In essence, America will be headed toward widespread social unrest, chaos and violence, all organized by leftist terrorists like George Soros and Clinton operatives who have already been caught staging deliberate violence at Trump rallies.

For your own safety, make sure you are prepared for that possibility, and be ready to defend your life, your property and your community using lethal force where necessary. Forget pepper spray, by the way. We are way beyond the pepper spray stage.

If Hillary wins the election, it can only be because of widespread fraud and theft, and the election results will be challenged by Trump. This could mean rising protests, people marching in the streets and the possibility of escalating conflicts as the American people demonstrate against Clinton corruption and criminality.

It is already being reported that many patriot groups are arming up to defend America if the Clintons' attempt to steal the election. This is very unlikely to end in a peaceful manner, so I want you to be prepared for your own safety and self-defense.

Above all, I want to be totally clear about all this: I do not condone INITIATING any violence for any reason. Everything I have written in this article is about PROTECTING lives, defending property and halting violence. My aim is to STOP violence using the best tools available today, which include Glocks, which explains why police carry them in the first place.

I saw this coming months ago… yes, it's going to get ugly

I warned everybody about all this nearly 100 days ago, by the way, publicly predicting what we're seeing now. In an article entitled Chaos will erupt across America in less than 100 days… no matter who wins the election, I wrote:

If Donald Trump wins, the radical extreme leftists go on a violent rampage that leads to the rest of us begging for martial law. After half a dozen cities burn with riots and looting, Trump invokes a national emergency, deploying National Guard troops across the most devastated urban areas, and the radical left finds itself in a shooting war with the government.

If Hillary Clinton wins, all the Trump supporters who have been violently assaulted, spat upon and physically attacked by the radical left un-holster their concealed weapons and start shooting back. This quickly escalates into open warfare between lunatic leftist Hillary supporters and armed Trump “Second Amendment” people who basically figure they've got nothing left to lose anyway, so why not fight to save America?

Now we wait to see what unfolds on Election Day. It is the day when we will know just how bad things are going to get from here forward.

This article was originally published at: NaturalNews.com

 

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  • 10 Urgent preparedness items you'll need when Trump wins the election next Tuesday
    For almost a year, I've been publicly predicting Donald Trump will win the election. Now, with the deep state turning against Hillary — and with damning evidence about to be leaked that will take her down forever — a Trump victory is more certain than ever. While a Trump win is a true victory for America, it's just the beginning of the establishment's war on Donald Trump and the revolution he's supporting. The Washington political establishment, remember, absolutely despises democracy… and they are determined to do anything necessary to destroy Trump, remove him from power and install their own obedient political puppets who will do their bidding.
  • A Vote of Treason
    It has taken several months and a number of email dumps from Wikileaks to finally figure out what this presidential election is all about. There are only two ways to vote, for Donald Trump or for Hillary Clinton. But neither of those are what one would be voting for.
  • If Donald Trump Wins, He Will Be 70 Years, 7 Months And 7 Days Old On His First Full Day In Office
    A couple of weeks ago, it looked like Hillary Clinton was all set to cruise to victory, but now the FBI has delivered an election miracle in the nick of time.  A few of my readers had criticized me for suggesting that Trump might lose, but I don’t know who is going to win the election, and so all I had to go on was the cold, hard numbers.  And a couple of weeks ago the cold, hard numbers were telling me that Hillary Clinton was going to win.  Of course it is entirely possible that the national polls might have been seriously wrong, but even the state polls in the most important battleground states consistently had bad news for Trump.  So things didn’t look good for Trump at the time, but now that the FBI has renewed their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails the poll numbers have shifted dramatically in Trump’s favor.
  • How Voting Machines Are Programmed In Order To Steal Elections
    Americans are being told by “experts” (read “Hillary supporters”) that election fraud in the US is rare. They are also being misinformed that voting fraud would be detected. The fact of the matter is, as has now been proven, that no vast conspiracy is required. One person suffices to have the machine count the votes as desired. Once the vote is recorded the code erases the elements that would reveal the fraud. The entire purpose of the presstitutes reporting a non-existent Hillary lead is to create in advance acceptance that she won, thereby discrediting in advance any challenge to the rigged outcome.
  • Trump And Clinton Have Both Assembled An Army Of Lawyers To File Lawsuits And Contest The Election Results
    What happens when you get thousands of lawyers involved in the craziest election in modern American history? Unfortunately, we may be about to find out. We all remember the legal tug of war between Al Gore and George W. Bush in 2000, and with each passing day it is becoming more likely that we could see something similar (or even worse) in 2016. In a brand new article entitled “Clinton, Trump Prepare for Possibility of Election Overtime“, Bloomberg discusses the armies of lawyers that Clinton and Trump are both assembling for this election. It would be nice if it was the American people that actually decided the outcome of this election, but if things are very close on November 8th it may come down to what the courts decide.
  • Will Barack Obama Delay Or Suspend The Election If Hillary Is Forced Out By The New FBI Email Investigation?
    Just when it looked like Hillary Clinton was poised to win the 2016 election, the FBI has thrown a gamechanger into the mix. On Friday, FBI Director James Comey announced that his agency has discovered new emails related to Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information that they had not previously seen. According to the Associated Press, the newly discovered emails “did not come from her private server”, but instead were found when the FBI started going through electronic devices that belonged to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.  The FBI has been looking into messages of a sexual nature that Weiner had exchanged with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, and that is why they originally seized those electronic devices.  According to the Washington Post, the “emails were found on a computer used jointly by both Weiner and his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, according to a person with knowledge of the inquiry”, and according to some reports there may be “potentially thousands” of emails on the computer that the FBI did not have access to previously.  Even though there are less than two weeks to go until election day, this scandal has the potential to possibly force Clinton out of the race, and if that happens could Barack Obama delay or suspend the election until a replacement candidate can be found?
  • Syrian Refugees Admitted Into The U.S. Surge 675% So Far In 2016
    Through October, the Obama administration has officially resettled 13,210 Syrian refugees into the United States since the beginning of 2016, an increase of 675% compared to the same 10-month period in 2015.  Of course, just last month Secretary of State Kerry revealed plans by the Obama administration to increase the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. even further to 110,000 in 2017, representing a 30% increase over the 2016 target and a 57% increase from 2015.  According to CNS News, 99.1% of incoming Syrian refugees so far in 2016 are Muslim while only 0.5% are Christian despite John Kerry declaring back in March that ISIS was actively committing genocide against Christians in the war-torn country.
  • Unprecedented Bond Dumping Means U.S. Dollar Collapse Ahead
    In the following interview, Elijah Johnson and Silver Doctors bring you the latest interview with someone we haven’t heard from in a while, Dr. Jim Willie. To begin the financial portion of the interview, Elijah begins by asking Dr. Willie about the unprecedented dumping of U.S. Bonds by China and Saudi Arabia, and of course what Elijah is referring to is how several weeks ago the markets witnessed never before seen numbers when $28 billion in U.S. Treasuries were dumped one week, followed by another $23 billion a week or so later.
  • The Fight Against The North American Union And Globalism Is In Standing Rock 
    If you are one of the few people left watching the mainstream media, you’d think that the only thing currently going on has to do with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. There is much more going on than that, however.  Aside from the ongoing military tensions with Russia and the faltering economy, there is a stand-off currently happening that is barely being reported on in the mainstream. Just a few days ago, tensions really began to escalate on the Sioux reservation land in Standing Rock, North Dakota. There, highly militarized riot police used sound cannons, pepper spray, and tasers to try to both arrest and subdue Native American “Indian” tribes and environmental activists alike who are struggling to protect land from developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • The U.S. Will Lose Global Reserve Status, Expect 80-90% Devaluation Of the U.S. Dollar
    In the following interview with the X22Report Spotlight report, Dr. Jim Willie unleashes with both guns blazing on a subject I’ve been warning about for about for over two years now, which is the loss the U.S. Dollar’s status as the World’s Global Reserve Currency. For the simple fact that no one under the age of 70 has never known a planet earth where the U.S. Dollar has not been the World’s Reserve Currency, most Americans in particular have no idea what it will mean when we lose that status.
  • Money Riots Possible in Next Economic Crash-James Rickards
    Three time best-selling author James Rickards says the next economic crash will lock you out of your money. Rickards has a new book titled “The Road To Ruin.”  Rickards paints a scary possible scenario for what is coming and contends, “The global elites have a secret plan for the next financial crisis.” Rickards goes on to explain, “They are going to lock down the system when the crisis hits.  In 1998, everybody wanted their money back, and they printed the money.  In 2008, everybody wanted their money back, and they printed the money.  In 2018 or sooner, everyone is going to want their money back, but they are not going to print the money.  They are going to tell you that can’t have it.  They are going to lock down the system and close the banks.  Money market funds are going to suspend redemptions.  Stock exchanges are going to be closed, and they’ll say it’s ‘temporary.’  That’s what Nixon said when he closed the gold window in 1971. . . . They will do it to buy time until they can flood the market with SDR’s (Special Drawing Rights IMF currency).”
  • Moody’s: Deutsche Bank Nearing “Default Point” 
    In a research report put together by the credit agency’s ‘Analytics’ research division, Moody’s analysts write that Deutsche Bank expected default frequency remains at one of the highest levels in the banking industry, despite the bank’s efforts to shore up its capital position. In the report, Moody’s cites its Expected Default Frequency measure, which is a continuous measure of a firm’s default risk. The firm’s one-year EDF measure increased from 1.05% in January to its all-time high of 2.85% on February 9. Since then, the EDF measure has declined somewhat, but remains volatile, reflecting Deutsche Bank’s lingering financial problems. At present, the company’s current EDF measure is a 1.39%, which is still significantly above the Global Banks and S&Ls group’s optimal threshold level as calculated by Moody’s. The optimal threshold or value at which firms in the Global Banks and S&Ls Group should be flagged for additional review is 1.22%.
  • DOJ's Peter Kadzik Exposed Colluding With Clinton Campaign
    On Monday we were the first to note that Podesta's friend Peter Kadzik was the DOJ representative chosen to head up a “thorough” review of the new Huma Abedin emails as revealed by a letter he wrote to Congress.  Given Kadzik's personal relationship with Podesta, it seemed like a “convenient” choice for the Clinton campaign. ‘In the letter to Congress, the DOJ writes that it “will continue to work closely with the FBI and together, dedicate all necessary resources and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible,” assistant attorney General Peter J. Kadzik writes in letters to House and Senate lawmakers.' “Ironically”, that is the same Peter Kadzik who has proven his “impartiality” in multiple WikiLeaks emails including this newly released bombshell in which Kadzik provides a very helpful “heads up” about Hillary's email server investigation.
  • HSBC: Buy Gold, Regardless Of Who Wins The Election
    Analysts at HSBC are out today with a big bullish call on gold, which they say will rise precipitously to multi year highs, no matter who wins next week’s hotly-contested election. The firm sees Trump as slightly more bullish for the yellow metal, but expects big upside regardless. From Bloomberg: ‘Although they deem a Donald Trump victory more supportive for the price of the metal than a win by Hillary Clinton, the bank’s Chief Precious Metals Analyst James Steel says it’ll enjoy at least a 8 percent jump whoever wins the race.' An 8% jump from current levels would equate to gold prices of $1,407 per ounce, a level unseen since 2013.
  • Let’s Be Clear – A Vote For Warmonger Hillary Clinton Is A Vote For World War 3
    If you want to see war without end, vote for Hillary Clinton. It is tremendously ironic that Hillary Clinton and the mainstream media have attempted to portray Donald Trump as “dangerous” and “temperamental”, because it is Clinton that actually has a long history of being emotionally unstable. She has a temper that is absolutely legendary, and she has been cussing out the men and women in her security detail for decades. Hillary Clinton played a key role in starting the civil war in Syria, thanks to her Libya is a post-apocalyptic wasteland today, and now she is picking a fight with the Russians before she has even won the election. Of all the candidates there were running for president this election cycle, there was nobody that was even close to as dangerous as Hillary Clinton, and if she wins the election I am fully convinced that World War 3 will begin before her time in the White House is over.
  • Dallas Fed Outlook Signals 22nd Straight Month Of Contraction
    Dallas Fed's Manufacturing Outlook has now contracted for 22 consecutive months (the 2008/9 crisis collapse was 24 straight months) with a -1.5 print in October (missing expectations of +2). Production declined, Capacity Utilization tumbled, New Orders and Average Workweek contracted, and wages dropped (while prices paid rose).
  • Get Ready For Civil Unrest: Survey Finds That Most Americans Are Concerned About Election Violence
    Could we see violence no matter who wins on November 8th?  Let’s hope that it doesn’t happen, but as you will see below, anti-Trump violence is already sweeping the nation.  If Trump were to actually win the election, that would likely send the radical left into a violent post-election temper tantrum unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  Alternatively, there is a tremendous amount of concern on the right that this election could be stolen by Hillary Clinton.  And as I showed yesterday, it appears that voting machines in Texas are already switching votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.  If Hillary Clinton wins this election under suspicious circumstances, that also may be enough to set off widespread civil unrest all across the country.
  • Washington Prepares For EMP While Internet Under Attack Since Transfer to the UN
    Remember how we pondered whether the internet would be shut off (or highly censored) upon being transferred to the UN on October 1st?  Just a few weeks later, large swathes of the internet went down. Coincidence or trial run? We’ll get into that below. Beforehand, however, there have been a number of new “Executive Orders” straight from the e-pen of Barack O’Bomber in the last few months of a “very strange” variety. Over the summer, a number of orders were given for succession plans in the case of multiple deaths in numerous US agencies.
  • Here’s How to Play the Upcoming Sovereign Debt Crisis
    Analyst Larry Edelson explains why the global bond markets will soon have to “pay the piper,” and why that’s so bearish for bonds and bullish for equities and commodities. By this time next week, we’ll all know who the next president of the United States will be. But it won’t matter one iota. The reason: We’re in the early stages of a sovereign debt crisis, a massive storm that hits the global economy roughly every 80 years and where the piper always gets paid. Proof positive it’s starting: While central bankers have done virtually everything they could think of to prop up bond prices and depress interest rates to spark global economic growth.
  • Germany unveils zero-emissions train that only emits steam
    Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train to be powered by hydrogen. The Coradia iLint only emits excess steam into the atmosphere, and provides an alternative to the country’s 4,000 diesel trains. Lower Saxony has already ordered 14 of them from French company Alstom, and more are likely to be seen around the country if they are judged a success, reports Die Welt.
  • Fed Fails To Save Stocks From Worst Losing Streak In 5 Years
    Stocks (4mo lows) and HY Bonds (3mo lows) down 7 days in a row… the longest losing streak since Nov 2011. Post-Fed, gold and bonds were sold and oil bid which dragged stocks up a smidge… On the day, Trannies held on to green but all stocks ended with an ugly close with Small Caps notably weak again (highest beta to credit) – Dow closed below 18,000 and S&P below 2100…
  • This Is What Gold Does In A Political Crisis, “Trump Might Actually Win” Edition
    A week ago it looked like the US government was destined to end up firmly – maybe even more firmly — in the hands of the banks, public sector unions and defense contractors. Trump was imploding and the markets were basking in the prospect of never-ending liquidity from a re-energized Fed. And safe-haven assets like gold were being dumped in favor of growth stocks and the like. Then Anthony Weiner reached out from the grave to throw the result back into doubt. Polls have tightened, especially in crucial swing states, and it’s now at least conceivable that an outsider will gain control of bank regulation and nuclear codes, with all the uncertainty that that implies.
  • TITANIC Battle Underway Over Return of the GOLD STANDARD | Jim Willie
    A TITANIC battle is underway, where the Eastern nations are discarding their USTreasury Bonds, and doing so in tremendous volume while they set up the many platforms and pieces to the Gold Standard. The risk of war rises… The Western central bank franchise system is totally broken, totally insolvent, and totally corrupt. It invites the Gold Standard return. The entire financial system is built upon a debt-based monetary system. The debt saturation process has run its full course. The central bank heads have been covering the sovereign debt for the last five years, having rendered their balance sheets as ruined.
  • Thomson Reuters Says It's Cutting 4% of Its Workforce
    Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday it would cut about 2,000 jobs worldwide, about 4% of its workforce, and take a fourth-quarter charge of $200 million to $250 million to streamline its business. The restructuring across 39 countries and 150 locations would mainly affect the Financial & Risk business and the Enterprise, Technology & Operations Group, the news and information company said. The company employs about 48,000 people globally, a spokesman said. The changes come as part of its multi-year effort to streamline its businesses, said Jim Smith, chief executive, in an interview Tuesday.
  • Marc Faber: Dow Could Reach 100,000
    They could essentially monetize everything, and then you have state ownership. And through the central banking system, you introduce socialism and communism, which is state ownership of production and consumption. You would have that, yes, that they can do. The BoJ owns more than 50 percent of Japanese ETFs (exchange traded funds), which own large parts of the underlying companies. So indirectly they may own 20 percent of the Japanese companies, and they can go up to a higher level. I don’t think the central bankers are intelligent and smart enough to understand the consequences of their monetary policies at present. They focus on inflation but in my view they shouldn’t do anything. They don’t focus enough on what it does to the average standard of living of the people, to the average household income.
  • All the News That Fits
    You’re probably appalled at the American media’s shameless whoring for Hillary Clinton, asking yourself why they would so thoroughly debase their much-touted journalistic ethics. President Obama has answered that question. As reported by Agence France Presse, during a recent speech in Pittsburgh he postulated: “We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to.
  • Recommended Reading: ‘When Money Dies: The Nightmare of the Weimar Collapse'
    Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses his favorite investing books and reviews the landscape for gold and the U.S. dollar between now and the end of the year. Since entering the hallowed halls of that venerable, old private Jesuit university, Saint Louis University, that sits near the banks of the equally-venerable-and-old man river, the “Mighty Mississippi,” I have kept a number of books in my library that shall remain as “life textbooks,” tomes upon which to refer in times of confusion, despair, joy and victory. Because of my background in hockey as a (much) younger man, I have always enjoyed re-reading sports books and one of my favorites was Ken Dryden's “The Game” because he described a team and league that had many members familiar to me in the 1970s. Thomas Hauser's “Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times” was another superb book about the singular, most-globally-recognized athlete of all time and, again, an athlete from the era in which I was raised.
  • Currency vs Money: What’s the Difference?
    If you look up the words “currency” and “money” in a thesaurus, each word will probably be listed as a suitable linguistic substitution for the other; however, their economic function is almost completely opposite. Understanding the difference between currency and money is critical to making smart decisions about preserving your wealth.
  • Could Hillary Clinton start a world war? Sure as hell she could – and here’s how
    You can condemn that semi-isolationist ‘America First' mindset if you want, but the easiest way to prevent the next world war is simply to let the Russians have what they want, provided it makes no difference to you. Like Donald Trump or not – and I like him no more than, well, Hillary Clinton – there is one thing he might be good for. Peace. A small matter, I know, when set against his serial (alleged) philandering and worse, but worth pondering for a moment. A hideous, but necessary thought experiment runs something like this.
  • Why Aren’t Global Markets Freaking Out Over China’s Currency?
    There were two dogs that did not bark this year. The Japanese yen, which despite negative interest rates and an unprecedented expansion of the central bank's balance sheet, strengthened 15% against the dollar. The yen has been the strongest major currency, and the third strongest currency in the world behind the high-yielding Brazilian real, recovering from last year's drop, and the Russian rouble, aided by a rebound in oil. The other dog that is not barking is China. In August 2015, and again at the start of is year, the decline of the yuan and weakness in Chinese equities reverberated around the world. It was even cited as a factor influencing the timing of the Fed removing accommodation. Since early this year, the yuan has continued to depreciate, and Chinese shares are among the worst performers. Yet it has not been a disruptive force.
  • The Fed is Literally Broadcasting That It's Going to Let Inflation Run Wild
    The biggest moves… the ones that make the MOST money in the markets are the ones no one is talking about for months. With that in mind, you NEED to know that the Fed is going to let inflation run wild in the US. That is not a hypothesis. In the last month we’ve had THREE different Fed officials state that they WANT inflation and that the Fed will let it run BEYOND the Fed’s target 2% rate.
  • Here's A Doozie For You….Jim Stone Reveals Why the FBI Reopened The Killary Email Case….Hint…IT'S NOT WHAT YOU'VE BEEN TOLD….
    An explanation for why the FBI re-opened Hillary's E-mails. Huma's husband, Anthony Weiner (which blows the whole Huma/Islam meme into the gutter, all we are seeing with this is the fact the “Muslims” running Saudi Arabia are crypto Jews) ANYWAY, Hillary was so sure she'd never be called to account with her E-mails that she was careless enough to have them end up on Weiner's personal laptop in a file he titled “life insurance”. Well, you know how the entire establishment is wrapped up in child sex and other similar crimes, and Weiner ended up getting his laptop seized by the NYPD in a kiddie porn/child sex investigation. When the NYPD went through the laptop, they found Hillary's E-mails in FULL UNADULTERATED PRISTINE FORM. They proved crimes of the highest order, at least 15 felonies found so far, with a majority of them related to treason and selling out the country.
  • China & Russia Prepare For Chaos: Buying Gold
    Mike looks at the recent ramp up in gold buying in the East, particularly China and Russia. And what it means for gold demand in the near term. Note: this is an excerpt of a GoldSilver Insider’s report sent earlier.
  • Meltdown at Justice. Attorney General Lynch abdicated her duty in the Clinton probes.
    Fewer than three of 10 Americans trust government to do the right thing always or most of the time, Gallup reports, and the years since 2007 are “the longest period of low trust in government in more than 50 years.” The details emerging about the multiple investigations into Hillary Clinton explain a lot about this ebbing public confidence in institutions such as the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • U.S. election, rate uncertainty rattle Wall Street
    Wall Street sold off on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 closing at the lowest level since July 7, amid growing concern over the impending U.S. presidential election and prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. Stocks pared losses after falling steeply in early afternoon trading as the S&P 500 breached a key technical level. The tumultuous presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump has appeared to tighten in the past week after news that the FBI was investigating more emails as part of a probe into Clinton's use of a private email system.
  • Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest
    The 2016 election year is bringing out the worst among some elements of society. From vandalism to physical assaults to large scale race riots to terrorist bombings and mall stabbings, social disorder has become a more prominent feature of life in a polarized America. It’s easy (and politically convenient) for the establishment media to blame Donald Trump for inflaming the political divide. In reality, Trump supporters have far more often been the victims rather than the instigators of political violence.
  • The End State: 5 Triggering Events That Would Place the U.S. Under Martial Law
    Ready Nutrition Readers, as you are probably well aware, the Obama administration would like nothing more than to place the United States under Martial Law. Once that is accomplished, the country and people would be locked down and kept under control on the pretext of continuing with the government and/or maintaining the national security of the U.S. Let’s take a look at 5 events the administration would be most likely to utilize to reach this end state.
  • Euro “Will Collapse” – Is “House of Cards” Warns Founder of Euro
    The Euro “will collapse” as it is a”house of cards” warned Otmar Issing, the founder and creator of the euro in an extraordinary interview on Monday. In the explosive interview with the journal Central Banking, Professor Issing, said “one day, the house of cards will collapse”  as the European Central Bank (ECB) is becoming dangerously over-extended and the whole euro project is unworkable in its current form. The founding architect of the monetary union has warned that Brussels’ dream of a European superstate will finally be buried among the rubble of the crumbling single currency he designed.
  • BIG TROUBLE FOR COPPER: The Breakdown Of The Industry Has Begun
    The king of base metals is in big trouble as indicators point to a breakdown of the global copper industry.  This goes well beyond the typical “slowdown” or “downturn” in the copper market.  Instead, we are going to witness what I refer to as “Copper Industry Carnage.” While some readers may feel as if I am being a bit “doom and gloomy” here, the situation in the global copper industry is much worse than most analysts realize.  This is due to the fact that many analysts are forecasting copper supply deficits in the next few years, which would push the price of copper higher. Unfortunately, this sort of industry analysis is well behind the curve or even worse, guilty of wishful thinking.  The world economy is slowing down… and this will likely pick up speed by the end of the year.  Which means, demand for copper will continue to weaken, pushing prices even lower.
  • What Triggers Collapse?
    Though no one can foretell the future, it is self-evident that the status quo – dependent as it is on cheap oil and fast-expanding debt – is unsustainable. So what will trigger the collapse of the status quo, and what lies beyond when the current arrangements break down?  Can we predict how-when-where with any accuracy? All prediction is based on extrapolating current trends. If we expect ‘more of the same', it’s not too difficult to make predictions about the near future. But history is not always simply more of the same. Suppose we are in the midst of an era that is as monumental as the first Industrial Revolution or the fall of Rome. Suppose we're in an era that will compress a century of transformation into the ten years from 2017 to 2026. In this scenario, those who get it right will be riding the disruptive wave that is crushing everyone who blithely expected ‘more of the same'. It is especially challenging to forecast the outcome of crises that break the status quo and establish a new social/economic order.
  • Where Will All the Money Go When All Three Market Bubbles Pop?
    Since the stock, bond and real estate markets are all correlated, it's a question with no easy answer. Everyone who's not paid to be in denial knows stocks, bonds and real estate are in bubbles of one sort or another. Real estate is either an echo bubble or a bubble that exceeds the previous bubble, depending on how attractive the market is to hot-money investors.
  • Will Eliminating Cash Save The Economy? (Spoiler Alert: Don't Be Stupid!)
    Given the still-subdued economic growth many experts are of the view that the presence of cash has constrained central banks from setting negative rates to stimulate the subdued economic activity. In a future economic or financial crisis, current low rates would restrict the effectiveness of monetary policy, so it is held. The presence of cash, it is argued, prevents the central banks from lowering policy rates to a level, which is going to meaningfully revive economic activity. What prevents the dramatic lowering of rates is that this is going to severely hurt savers who keep their cash in various bank accounts and so this is seen as politically unacceptable. The abolition of cash, it is held, is going to enhance the ability of the central banks to use negative rates (perhaps as low as minus 5 percent per year) and this would provide central banks with additional flexibility and tools to deal with a slowdown.
  • The conscripts who went into the cold: Young Russians bid emotional goodbyes to their families as they are called up for national service while tensions between Putin and the West continue to rise
    Some had smiles on their faces while others looked concerned as they left home for an uncertain future. Dozens of young men lined up in Omsk for the annual Russian autumn conscription where men aged 18-27 are obliged to spend a year in national service. Drafts take place twice a year – one in spring and one in autumn – but the timing of this one comes as President Vladimir Putin is beefing up his armed forces amid rising tensions with the West.
  • Trump Wins By Landslide-Polls 100% Manufactured-Clif High
    Internet data mining expert Clif High says the “naked data” on the Internet shows Trump winning the 2016 Presidential election by a “landslide.” High explains, “You can do a search on YouTube that brings back a list of primary speeches by both candidates.  I am not talking about Fred Smith’s copy of a video he made of Trump.  I am talking about a speech took officially of Trump, and they released it officially.  If you take just those, you can see you’ve got Hillary Clinton on one side with 2,165 views, and Trump on the other side with 775,653 views.  So, that is not anecdotal. This is a very crude level of statistical analysis, but it is nonetheless statistical analysis, and it is very pointed because it is extremely self-selecting.  There is nobody watching you when you choose to watch something on YouTube.  So, there is no peer pressure or external person polling you. . . . It’s what I call a very naked data set because there is no pressure on an emotional level on people.”
  • Putin is gearing up for a ‘hot war' he doesn't want but WILL attack the West if he is provoked over Syria, warns former British Ambassador
    Vladimir Putin is gearing up for a ‘hot war' he doesn't want – but will not back down if he provoked over Syria, Britain's former ambassador to Moscow has warned. Sir Anthony Brenton insists relations between the Kremlin and the West are ‘the most dangerous' he has ever seen amid heightened tensions over the country's bombing campaign in Syria. While Russia ‘means business' having sent warships past British shores and displayed its military might, Moscow is ‘weak' and does not want a war, Sir Anthony said.
  • FINANCIAL CRACK-UP: Nomi Prins Just Warned When The System Crashes This Time, It Will Crash Harder
    Nomi Prins, who meets with people from the Federal Reserve, IMF, World Bank, foreign central banks and high-raking government officials across the globe, just warned when the system crashes time time, it will crash harder. When It Crashes, It Crashes Harder. Nomi Prins:  “The financial system is fragile.  It (the crackup) has been contained for 8 going on what will be 9 years of cheap money, bond subsidization, banking subsidization, and of a codependency that is very fragile.  I don’t know when that gives.  I’ve tried to guess this throughout the years, but the point is that it only increases in its tension and its (ultimate) downfall with every day that it’s been subsidized artificially…
  • ‘Ancestors are with us’: Wild buffalo stampede North Dakota pipeline protest
    While demonstrators and police faced off during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a rather unexpected show of force emerged – a thundering herd of buffalo. A stampede near the Standing Rock protest camp prompted cries of joy from the Standing Rock Sioux. Footage of the moment, understood to have occurred on Thursday, shows a protester is being interviewed before stopping when spotting the herd of wild buffalo in the distance.
  • More QE? Rate Hikes? Opposites Attract?
    The entire financial world is holding its breath to see what the Federal Reserve decides to do at its next meeting in December. After having postponed a rate hike several times, it’s now increasingly likely a decision to increase the benchmark interest rates has been reached.
  • 650,000 Emails Found On Anthony Weiner's Laptop; DOJ Blocked Foundation Probe
    Yesterday, we reported that the FBI has found “tens of thousands of emails” belonging to Huma Adein on Anthony Weiner's computer, raising questions how practical it is that any conclusive finding will be available or made by the FBI in the few days left before the elections. Now, according to the WSJ, it appears that Federal agents are preparing to scour roughly 650,000 emails that, as we reported moments ago were discovered weeks ago on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton’s email use, as metadata on the device suggests there may be thousands sent to or from the private server that the Democratic nominee used while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Deluded Tony Blair urges Remainers to become INSURGENTS to keep Britain IN the EU
    A SHAMELESS Tony Blair has urged Remain voters to become insurgents to persuade Brexiteers Britain is better off staying in the EU – despite over 17million people voting to Leave. Mr Blair clashed repeatedly with Nick Robinson on the Today programme after he was accused repeatedly of trying to ignore a democratic vote. Despite recent economic boosts to the economy, including a rise in GDP and the decision of Nissan to back new car production in Sunderland, Mr Blair described Brexit as a “catastrophe”.
  • The World Is Out of Weapons
    No one likes to admit defeat. But global policymakers, who continue to insist that there's more they can do to revive growth and inflation, are starting to sound like Monty Python's Black Knight, the limbless and mortally wounded warrior who threatens to bleed on his victorious opponent. The truth is that governments and central banks have very few weapons left — and have probably lost any chance they once had of averting a prolonged stagnation.
  • Russia loses UN Human Rights Council place, Saudi Arabia re-elected
    For the first time since UNHRC's inception in 2006, Russia has lost an election to the UN Human Rights Council after being narrowly beaten by Croatia in a vote. Saudi Arabia was successfully re-elected, despite criticism from human rights organizations. The 47 places on the council are distributed on a regional basis, with staggered ballots seeing a third of the body re-elected each year. Russia had finished its three-year term and was running against Hungary and Croatia for the two available seats from Eastern Europe. With Hungary far ahead, Croatia received the votes of 114 of the 193 member countries, and Russia was selected on 112 ballots.
  • 5 Things You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
    A small Standing Rock Sioux site in North Dakota called the Sacred Stone Camp has been propelled into the national news narrative following their stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Due in part to independent media coverage of the ongoing standoff, the Sacred Stone camp has grown into a formidable opposition against the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile long pipeline. Due to misinformation coming from law-enforcement, political favoritism toward the pipeline builders, and the media’s blatant reluctance to report on the pipeline, it’s hard to tell truth from fiction. Anti-Media, along with our partners in the independent media and our embedded journalist at the opposition encampment, have been covering the unfolding standoff continuously. Here are five things you need to know.
  • FBI gets warrant to read Clinton probe emails
    The FBI has obtained a warrant to start reviewing emails found on a laptop used by top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner, according to reports from US media. The Wall Street Journal says the number of emails could total 650,000 – though not all of them are expected to be relevant to the Clinton investigation. This comes after Friday's bombshell that the FBI was again reviewing emails related to the democratic presidential candidate's private server. In a letter to Congress, the agency's director, James Comey, said new information had prompted an additional review of the case that ended in July.
  • Self-driving truck makes first trip — a 120-mile beer run
    If you're sipping a Budweiser somewhere in Colorado Springs, you just might have a robot to thank for that thirst-quenching brew. Last week, self-driving truck start-up Otto teamed with Anheuser-Busch to successfully deliver a semi-tractor full of beer from Fort Collins, through Denver and on to the southern Colorado city in the shadow of Pikes Peak. For the majority of that 120-mile trip, the truck's driver left his seat and observed the road from the comfort of the sleeper berth. An Otto video of the drive shows the slightly disconcerting image of a massive 53-foot trailer filled with 2,000 cases of Bud rumbling down I-25 with no human in the cab.
  • Don Coxe Advises Buying Gold as Hedge Against Economic Crisis
    With election day looming and the Fed seemingly in a civil war with itself, more and more financial experts are looking to buy gold in order to weather the recession. In a recent Financial Sense podcast, financial advisor Don Coxe explains how bad monetary policy, central bank overreach, and the coming economic crisis should prompt investors to consider buying gold.
  • Deutsche Bank Probing “Misstated” Derivative Valuations After Finding “Divergences”
    Perhaps the single biggest reason why Deutsche Bank's stock has been drastically underperforming most of Europe's banks, in addition to its skyhigh leverage and lack of capital buffer, is the market's concern about what is hidden on its books, namely whether the bank's billions in loans and its trillions in derivatives have been marked correctly. Which is why a just released report from Bloomberg that Deutsche Bank is reviewing whether it “misstated” the value of derivatives in its interest-rate trading business, will hardly spark optimism in the bank's critical asset marking practices; the good news is that according to the report the biggest German lender is sharing its findings with U.S. authorities, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
  • Fed’s Williams Looks to December for the Next Rate Increase
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said the best time for the U.S. central bank to raise rates again likely will be at its policy gathering in December. Mr. Williams still expects one rate increase this year, and said it could happen at either of the two remaining rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee meetings in 2016. But it could be better to wait a bit longer to boost what is now a 0.25% to 0.50% overnight target rate range, he said in an interview Monday with The Wall Street Journal. That’s because Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will have a press conference at the Dec. 13-14 meeting, but not at the gathering scheduled for Nov. 1-2.
  • Chinese Bank Liabilities Rise Above 200 Trillion Yuan For The First Time
    By now it is widely accepted that the biggest credit risk facing the global financial system is not so much among western banks, which have been closely scrutinized, and their balance sheets are largely exposed to both regulators and the public (perhaps with a few notable exceptions), but are arising from China. And while China's total leverage, by most counts, is somewhere in the 300% range, according to the IFF…
  • Richmond Fed Confirms Weakest Economic Trend Since 2008
    For the first time since 2012, the Richmond Fed business surveyr has been in contraction (below 0) for 3 straight months (and 4 of the last 5). Worse still, the six-month average of the business survey has not deteriorated this fast since Q2 2008. While the underlying components were mixed, inventory levels dropped (bad for GDP), average workweek tumbled (bad for incomes), and new orders re-plunged. This is the worst drop in the six-month average of the Richmond Fed survey since Q2 2008…
  • Subprime Credit Card Surge Pushing Up Missed Payments
    Credit-card lending to subprime borrowers is starting to backfire. Missed payments on credit cards that lenders issued recently are higher than on older cards, according to new data from credit bureau TransUnion. Nearly 3% of outstanding balances on credit cards issued in 2015 were at least 90 days behind on payments six months after they were originated. That compares with 2.2% for cards that were given out in 2014 and 1.5% for cards in 2013. The poorer performance on newer cards pushed up the 90-day or more delinquency rate for all credit cards to 1.53% on average nationwide in the third quarter. That’s the highest level since 2012.
  • More Bad News For Philadelphia: Obamacare Premiums Set To Soar More Than 50%
    Yesterday the Obama administration confirmed what many Americans already knew: the monetary pressures imposed by Obamacare on the middle class are becoming unmanageable as a result of the average Obamacare premium set to spike by 25%, or hundreds of dollars of formerly disposable income that will be redirected to what is effectively a tax. However, in some states – especially those where the so-called recovery has failed to keep pace – such as Pennsylvania, the sticker shock will be far greater. As CBS Philadelphia reports, when the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins next week customers will see some changes, including fewer choices and higher prices. In Pennsylvania, the number of insurers in the marketplace has gone from 13 to eight. But the worst fate is set to befall the city that famously booed Santa Claus, Philadelphia, where CBS reports that just two insurers are left and premiums are expected to rise 53%.
  • Anti-Trump Violence Sweeps The Nation
    While the mainstream media has been working day and night promoting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, it has largely ignored or downplayed violent attacks against supporters of Donald Trump. But assaults on Trump supporters appear to be growing increasingly common as Election Day approaches and tensions intensify. Reports of Trump lawn signs and banners being stolen and defaced are everywhere on social media. Making matters worse, undercover video evidence emerged showing senior Democrat operatives Robert Creamer and Scott Foval acknowledging using dirty, likely illegal tricks against the Trump campaign. Their goal was to generate negative media coverage of Trump rallies by fomenting violence at them. The media eagerly used the various fisticuffs and melees the Democrats created to attempt to discredit Trump by depicting his supporters as violent, knuckle-dragging crazies.
  • Clinton Campaign Chair Had Dinner With Top DOJ Official One Day After Hillary's Benghazi Hearing
    In the latest revelation sure to reignite accusations of collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DOJ, among the recent batch of hacked emails released by Wikileaks, we learn that the day after Hillary Clinton testified in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi last October, John Podesta, Hillary's campaign chairman met for dinner with a small group of well-connected friends, including Peter Kadzik, who is currently a top official at the US Justice Department serving as Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs.
  • Government workers shun Trump, give big money to Clinton
    Federal government employees are opening their wallets to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Of the roughly $2 million that federal workers from 14 agencies spent on presidential politics by the end of September, about $1.9 million, or 95 percent, went to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, according to an analysis by The Hill. Employees at all the agencies analyzed, without exception, are sending their campaign contributions overwhelmingly to Clinton over her Republican counterpart. Several agencies, such as the State Department, which Clinton once led, saw more than 99 percent of contributions going to Clinton.
  • Is the Fed Fix in for the election?
    As we near Halloween, the US stock market looks like it’s whistling past the graveyard near the end of a year that I predicted would be the dawn of “the Epocalypse.” (By that, I meant an economic apocalypse, the likes of which we’ve never seen.) So far, however, that prediction has not manifested. In fact, the market’s fibrillating heartbeat in this graph exhibits a preternatural and eery calm. But it is too calm — too calm to be natural. The stock market plunged on my predicted schedule at the start of the year in what turned into the worst January in the US stock market’s history. Then, suddenly, it was resurrected, great death defied; but, after a rapid recovery it lost consciousness and now behaves more like the walking dead.
  • Leaked Soros Memo Exposes Obama's Secret TPP Negotiations; Hillary “Flip-Flopping”
    In addition to providing a glimpse into the internal, and often confrontational, dialogue that took place within the Clinton campaign on topics ranging from Hillary's email server, to coordination and collusion with the media, to the planning how to attack Bernie Sanders, to the fascinating strife and conflicts of interest within the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, the Podesta leaks have also been instrumental in providing the public with insight into Hillary's flip-flopping views on the TPP. Indeed, as the WSJ put it recently, a running question through the presidential race has been whether Hillary Clinton is sincere in saying she opposes the 12-nation Asian trade deal that is one of the Obama administration’s top overseas priorities.
  • The True Story: Donald Trump Did Not Mock a Reporter’s Disability
    At the Democratic National Convention speakers are repeating the claim, amplified ad nauseam by the left and establishment GOP opponents over the past year, that Donald Trump mocked the disability of New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski. This accusation has served as a very convenient tool to both smear Trump’s character and to avoid having to confront him on substantive political issues. But is it true? Here is the story the media is not telling you.
  • The FBI is investigating new emails related to Hillary Clinton uncovered in probe into Anthony Weiner's sexting
    The FBI said Friday it would reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server after learning of “the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” — emails that officials later said were discovered amid an investigation into former congressman Anthony Weiner. FBI Director James Comey, in a letter to congressional leaders, said the team in charge of looking into Clinton's server briefed him Thursday on new emails it found “in connection with an unrelated case.” “The FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant,” Comey wrote. “I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work.”
  • Caterpillar rally imperiled as sales recovery proves elusive
    Caterpillar Inc. is the best-performing industrial stock this year on bets its cost-cutting efforts will reap rewards as demand recovers. The problem is, demand's not recovering. The world's biggest maker of construction and mining equipment is expected to forecast a fifth straight annual sales decline in 2017 when it reports quarterly earnings today. Revenue will slip to $39.5 billion in 2017 from $40.1 billion this year, according to the average of analysts' estimates tracked by Bloomberg. It was $47 billion in 2015. The Peoria-based company hasn't had an annual revenue gain since posting a record in 2012.
  • U.N. Goes All-in For Unlimited Migration
    The United Nations has cooked up a “New Urban Agenda” coming soon to a city near you. It was unveiled this week in Quito, Ecuador, at the so-called Habitat III conference. And part of the plan, enthusiastically embraced by Hillary Clinton, calls for unlimited migration across open borders. Migrants displaced by war, failing economies or other hardships will be seen as having “rights” in nations other than their own. Cities are seen as the key battlegrounds and the U.N. conference in Quito had a lot to say about how your city will be expected to embrace migrants of all types, from all regions of the world. By now most Americans who follow world events are familiar with the U.N’s plan for global governance as envisioned by its “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” approved by some 190 world leaders including President Obama and Pope Francis in September 2015.
  • In emails, aide stressed need to ‘clean up’ Obama’s comments on Clinton’s email
    A top aide to Hillary Clinton appeared to worry in March 2015 that President Obama might be accused of lying about his knowledge of Clinton’s private email server. In a brief email chain released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday, Clinton allies seemed to scurry to respond to Obama’s claim that he was unaware of Clinton’s use of a personal email account while she was secretary of State until after it became public.
  • Major banks mark first-ever international trade using blockchain tech
    The first cross-border transaction between banks using multiple blockchain applications has taken place, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells Fargo & Co said on Monday, resulting in a shipment of cotton to China from the United States. Australian cotton trader Brighann Cotton Marketing bought the shipment bound for the port city Qingdao from U.S. division Brighann Cotton in Texas, the companies and their banks said in a joint statement. The blockchain trade, for 88 bales, totalled $35,000, Commonwealth Bank told Reuters. Blockchain is a web-based transaction-processing and settlement system whose efficiency banks say could slash costs. It creates a “golden record” of any given set of data that is automatically replicated for all parties in a secure network, eliminating any need for third-party verification.
  • As China Liquidates US Treasuries, It is “Gobbling” Up Japanese Government Bonds
    As we reported one week ago, the latest Treasury International Capital report revealed something disturbing: not only had foreign central banks sold a record amount of US Treasurys in the past 12 months, some $346 billion worth… but America's largest foreign creditor, China, sold a record $34 billion in US paper in the latest month, and bringing its total holdings to the lowest since 2012.
  • Hungary Keeps Main Rate at Record Low Before Deposit Squeeze
    Hungary’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate at a record low for a fifth month and signaled its willingness to ease policy further as it rolled out more unconventional measures to loosen monetary conditions. The National Bank of Hungary left the three-month deposit rate at 0.9 percent Tuesday, matching forecasts. The central bank at the same time cut its overnight lending rate to 1.05 percent from 1.15 percent and lowered the mandatory reserve ratio to 1 percent from 2 percent. Hungarian rate setters are shifting their focus to unconventional policy, citing a preference to hold the benchmark rate for a sustained period to avoid having to reverse any potential cuts. On Wednesday, the monetary authority will start pushing out commercial-bank deposits parked in its facilities.
  • The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own
    The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets. No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which was nothing more than a machine that could be bought on Amazon. But armed with advanced artificial intelligence software, it had been transformed into a robot that could find and identify the half-dozen men carrying replicas of AK-47s around the village and pretending to be insurgents. As the drone descended slightly, a purple rectangle flickered on a video feed that was being relayed to engineers monitoring the test. The drone had locked onto a man obscured in the shadows, a display of hunting prowess that offered an eerie preview of how the Pentagon plans to transform warfare.
  • China's Banks Are Running Out of Ways to Keep Profits Growing
    China’s five largest banks are facing an increasingly daunting balancing act as they try to avoid snapping a streak of rising earnings. The state-controlled lenders have managed to keep profits increasing every year since 2004, sending a message about the resilience of China’s financial system. Keeping that trend alive is becoming tougher because of rising bad loans and pressure on lending margins. While analysts expect another quarter of profit growth when Bank of China Ltd., Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., Agricultural Bank of China Ltd., China Construction Bank Corp. and Bank of Communications Co. report earnings this week, it might just be a matter of postponing the inevitable. For the full year, the five are projected to post a 2 percent decline in net income, according to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
  • After 20,000 Job Cuts, World’s Top Shipyards Brace for More
    South Korea’s shipbuilding industry — home to the world’s top three manufacturers — has eliminated more than 20,000 jobs this year. They may not even be halfway through. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. are among builders that have sent workers home and the industry could lose as many as 40,000 more positions by the end of this year, the Korea Labor Institute estimated. The sector employed 163,000 people at the end of June, down from 183,000 at the end of December, according to the Korea Offshore & Shipbuilding Association. The “Big Three” yards have lost a combined 6.6 trillion won ($5.8 billion) in the last six quarters amid delivery delays and a plunge in demand for new vessels and shipping platforms used for drilling oil in deep sea. Once South Korea’s biggest export, shipbuilding has now slipped down the ranks of the top 10, prompting a state-led support package. “If things don’t start to turn around next year, we could be on a long and painful path,” said Hong Sung-in, a researcher at the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade in Sejong, South Korea.
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  • The Dark Agenda Behind Globalism And Open Borders
    When people unfamiliar with the liberty movement stumble onto the undeniable fact of the “conspiracy” of globalism they tend to look for easy answers to understand what it is and why it exists.  Most people today have been conditioned to perceive events from a misinterpreted standpoint of “Occam’s Razor” — they wrongly assume that the simplest explanation is probably the right one. In fact, this is not what Occam’s Razor states. Instead, to summarize, it states that the simplest explanation GIVEN THE EVIDENCE at hand is probably the right explanation.
  • How the Ballooning “Pension Crisis” Will Impact the Economy
    In the very simplest terms, the Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund is going broke, and the police who are counting on it for their retirement are beginning to panic. Police involved are retiring as early as possible and taking cash payouts because they fear that the fund will run dry and future checks may not be forthcoming. The whole thing is beginning to look like a run on a bank and it is just making matters worse. It’s not that the DPFP is all that different from most of the public and private retirement funds; it’s just that what is happening has been noticed and made the headlines.
  • Here’s How Long-Term Silver Prices Can Get to $150/Oz
    Precious metals analyst Gary Christenson explains the phenomenon of exponential increases in asset values over time, and what that means for silver prices. Our financial systems create exponential increases in: Debt, Prices for stocks, Prices for commodities, Currency in circulation, Prices for gold and silver.
  • Housing Bust 2? Subprime No-Down-Payment Mortgages Surge, “Shadow Banks” Dominate
    The value of the US housing market has ballooned to $26 trillion. In many markets, prices exceed even the peak of the prior house price bubble that blew up so spectacularly. This construct is weighed down by $14 trillion in mortgage debt, or about 76% of US GDP. Of that, $10 trillion is owed on one- to four-family residences. The numbers are big – and they matter. But who’s doing the lending? More and more: nonbanks, evocatively called “shadow banks.” They have now overtaken commercial banks “to grab a record slice” of government-guaranteed mortgages, Attom Data Solutions reported in its housing report.
  • Here’s what happens when a currency hits an all-time low
    I’ll start with an admission that I don’t do vacations very well. Or frequently. Over the past ten years I’ve probably only taken a week or two off in total. A big part of that is a deep character flaw of me being a workaholic… but that’s a natural extension of genuinely loving all the exciting business ventures and wonderful people that I’m involved with each day. I do recognize, however, that taking a break is healthy, and I’m trying to get better at it. The last few weeks in particular have been a blur. My fellow executives at our agriculture business and I have been busy negotiating credit facilities with some of the largest financial institutions in the world, all while the company has been planting hundreds and hundreds of acres at a record pace.
  • Why the Jobs Aren’t Coming Back
    The candidates in the current campaign – or any campaign – are all promising to “bring back good jobs” to “create good jobs.” When asked how they would do that, they are all a little light on details. About a year ago, Joe Biden was in Michigan to celebrate the opening of a new manufacturing plant that made “small metal clamps” used in all kinds of industries to hold wiring, hoses. Etc. in place. The largest market is the auto industry but they are sold to hundreds of other manufacturers. Depending on size, shape, and material, these parts sell for a few pennies or less. You have to make a lot of these parts to have any substantial billing numbers. This new plant is fully automated and runs 24/7/365 with just 14 people. Joe was quite happy saying “manufacturing is returning to America.”
  • Rents Are Too Damn High: NYC Retail Vacancies Soar As Commercial Rents Start To Rollover
    Cushman & Wakefield recently released their 3Q 2016 New York City retail rental update and it's pretty much universally bad news for commercial real estate owners in Manhattan.  Retail rental rates declined YoY in 9 out of the 11 Manhattan submarkets tracked by Cushman while vacancy rates soared to over 20% in several markets with the “Lower Fifth Avenue” corridor registering the highest vacancy rate in the city at 29.3%.
  • It Is Happening Again! Voting Machines Are Switching Votes From Donald Trump To Hillary Clinton
    Is the 2016 election in the process of being stolen?  Just a few weeks ago I issued a major alert warning that this exact sort of thing might happen.  Early voting has already begun in many states, and a number of voters in Texas are reporting that the voting machines switched their votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.  The odd thing is that none of the other choices were affected when these individuals attempted to vote for a straight Republican ticket.  If Hillary Clinton is declared the winner of the state of Texas on election night, a full investigation of these voting machines should be conducted, because there is no way that Donald Trump should lose that state.  I have said that it will be the greatest miracle in U.S. political history if Donald Trump wins this election, but without the state of Texas Donald Trump has exactly zero chance of winning.  So those living down in Texas need to keep reporting anything unusual that they see or hear when they go to vote.
  • Pre-crime returns to America with new Airbnb law
    On Friday afternoon, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill making it illegal to advertise your home for short-term rent on websites like Airbnb. The law specifically targets New York City homeowners in apartment buildings who advertise their properties, or even just a spare room in their homes, to rent for less than 30 days at a time. It’s important to note that New York already passed a law a few years ago making it illegal to rent your home out to short-term tenants. This new law makes it illegal to ADVERTISE… which is basically pre-crime.
  • Jim Rogers: It’s Time to Prepare; Economic And Financial Collapse Imminent
    Regardless of how much information gets released through Wikileaks or Project Veritas revealing grossly immoral, or even criminal conduct between members of the Clinton campaign, neither the mainstream media nor our woefully corrupt Department of Injustice have done anything to even slow the Clinton Crime Syndicate’s march toward the oval office. With each passing day that brings us closer to the election, lies continue to be pumped out with impunity to the voting public at large by the very institutions the public should be able to trust to give them fair and honest reporting or education on important matters. In the following interview, legendary investor Jim Rogers, explains in detail why nothing being reported about the economy is true, and why financial and economic collapse is imminent. Who is Jim Rogers? Why should you care what he says?
  • USA Actually Bankrupt Now-Laurence Kotlikoff
    Renowned Boston University Economics Professor Laurence Kotlikoff is running for President with a write-in campaign. He says we need an economic expert, not a politician, to fix our severe financial problems.  Dr. Kotlikoff explains, “Our democracy is in trouble.  We have 14% of the electorate who have chosen Hillary Clinton for us to vote for, and a different 14% have chosen Trump to vote for.  The vast majority of the population realizes neither Clinton nor Trump are qualified.  Just on the economic front, these folks have no idea how fiscally sick our country is.  The fact that we have off-the-book liabilities that make our true debt roughly 15 times larger than the amount the government is actually reporting, so, our true debt is about $206 trillion.  The debt the Congressional Budget Office is telling us about is about $13.5 trillion. . . . We’re short $206 trillion.  The country is 53% underfinanced.  So, the country is actually bankrupt right this minute. It’s not $206 trillion in the future that we owe, it’s $206 trillion today.  It’s our credit card bill, and we’re broke.”
  • Bank of England Asks UK Banks To Detail Their Exposure To Deutsche And Italian Banks
    In what may or may not be a coincidence, just hours after Bloomberg reported that DB launched a probe into whether it “misstated” derivatives, moments ago the FT reported that the Bank of England is seeking details from large British banks on their current exposure to Deutsche Bank and some of the biggest Italian banks, including Monte dei Paschi, “amid mounting market jitters over the health of Europe’s financial sector.” The FT notes that the request was made in recent weeks by the BoE’s Prudential Regulation Authority as investors sold off Deutsche and Monte dei Paschi, both of which have been the subject of scrutiny over their capital levels. Supervisors worldwide have attempted to curtail the links between large institutions since the 2008 banking crisis, when the collapse of Lehman Brothers and other big groups threatened to drag down the entire global financial system.
  • US judge approves $15bn VW scandal settlement
    A US court has approved Volkswagen's $15bn (£12.3bn) settlement package for almost half a million customers in America over the diesel emissions scandal. Under the deal, signed off by a federal judge, the owners of 475,000 VWs and Audis with qualifying diesel engines can now either have their vehicle repaired or formally request the company buys it back. In addition, consumers can also net compensation of up to $10,000 (£8,200) in cash. The settlement is not the end of the road for the group's troubles in the US as it still yet to agree terms with the owners of 3-litre diesel models. It faces regulatory action too – relating to the fitting of software designed to fool emissions tests.
  • Monte dei Paschi shares suspended after 23% fall
    Shares in Italian bank Monte dei Paschi have been temporarily suspended from trading after plummeting 23%. It came after the ailing lender published a make-or-break turnaround plan which initially caused the stock to rally by up to 26.5%. Italy's third-largest bank said it would write down bad loans, lay off one in 10 of its workers and raise €5bn (£4.4bn). The European Central Bank had ordered it to reduce its bad debt in April. “There is a lot of speculation ahead of the bank's plan… amid rumours and leaks of possible interest of new investors in the bank,” Vincenzo Longo, a strategist for IG Markets in Milan, told Bloomberg. “We will soon discover if the plan is achievable and sustainable.”
  • The Boredom Before The Storm
    With all the surprising and/or disturbing things going on – Brexit, China’s soaring debt, US/Russia/China saber rattling, the, um, unique US presidential race, the cyber attack that shut down big parts of the US Internet – you’d think that an unsettled world would be reflected in skittish financial markets. Instead we’re getting the opposite, with stock price movements becoming more and more placid as the year goes on. The following chart shows the volatility index (VIX) for the S&P 500 which, after some notable action in 2008 and 2011, has become ever-calmer, with recent readings comparable to the (in retrospect delusional) levels of 2006, just before the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
  • This Is What Gold Does In A Currency Crisis, Brexit Edition
    In June the UK shocked the world – or at least the world’s elites – by voting to pull out of the European Union. Economists predicted disaster, EU leaders threatened pain for British exporters and tourists, and the media settled in to watch the UK shrivel and die. Four months later, the appropriate response is a yawn rather than a scream.
  • Rigged Elections Are An American Tradition — Paul Craig Roberts
    Do Americans have a memory? I sometimes wonder. It is an obvious fact that the oligarchic One Percent have anointed Hillary, despite her myriad problems to be President of the US. There are reports that her staff are already moving into their White House offices. This much confidence before the vote does suggest that the skids have been greased. The current cause celebre against Trump is his conditional statement that he might not accept the election results if they appear to have been rigged. The presstitutes immediately jumped on him for “discrediting American democracy” and for “breaking American tradition of accepting the people’s will.”
  • Paul Volcker Surfaces And What The Elites Are Trying To Foist On The Unsuspecting Public
    Paul Volcker surfaces and what the elites are trying to foist on the unsuspecting public. Volcker Surfaces. John Embry:  “Eric, the presidential campaign and debates have been so sophomoric as to be embarrassing to everyone connected to the whole process.  It’s so bad it triggered an article in the New York Times by two luminaries, Paul Volcker and Peter G. Peterson, titled Ignoring The Debt Problem…
  • The Road To Financial Armageddon
    With continued uncertainty in global markets, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events, spoke with King World News about the road to financial Armageddon. Gold Has Skyrocketed In Foreign Currencies. Egon von Greyerz:  “As the gold market takes a break in its journey to much higher levels, it is good to step back a bit and understand why gold has appreciated so dramatically in the last 100 years and why this will continue for many years to come…
  • Jean-Marie Eveillard Oversees $90 Billion Warns This Might End Badly And There Is A Possibility Of ‘Extreme Outcomes’
    News that the grand central bank experiment might end badly and there is a possibility of “extreme outcomes.” Eric King:  “There’s talk now of helicoptering in trillions of dollars.  Looking at the bigger picture for the West, you are a student of Austrian economics and you’ve said all along that we can’t print our way into prosperity or create more debt to get rid of the debt problem we have.  And when you look at this so-called solution of helicoptering in trillions of dollars, that’s not going to solve anything.  That’s just going to take this nightmare and make it worse.” Jean-Marie Eveillard:  “It (the behavior of central bankers) is mindless and I think there will be unintended consequences.  I suspect that it might end badly, and we have to worry about the long-term.  I want to be careful here because I’m so old that I’ve been in this business one way or the other for a little more than half a century…
  • America Needs To Wake Up – There is ZERO Hope For Our Country Until We Turn From Our Evil Ways
    America is never going to be great again until we deal with the wickedness in our own hearts. In recent days I have listened to so many national leaders tell us that Donald Trump is going to win the election and that this will usher in a new golden age of blessing and prosperity for America. Supposedly this is going to happen even though we continue to slaughter babies on an industrial scale, sexually-transmitted diseases are spreading at the fastest pace in decades, the percentage of births out of wedlock is more than 10 times higher than in 1940, and approximately two out of every three Christian men watch pornography on a regular basis. Even though there aren’t any signs of widespread national repentance, we are supposedly going to be showered with wealth, favor, protection and good times for as far as the eye can see. You can believe this if you want, but it doesn’t have any basis in reality.
  • Are The Polls Rigged Against Trump? All Of These Wildly Divergent Surveys Cannot Possibly Be Correct
    Some of these polls are going to turn out to be dead wrong.  With just over two weeks to go until election day, some surveys are showing a very tight race, while others say that Hillary Clinton has a massive lead.  For example, the tracking polls put out by Rasmussen, the L.A. Times and IBD/TIPP have all consistently shown that the race is either tied or Donald Trump is winning by a small margin.  But Fox News has Hillary Clinton ahead by six points, Bloomberg has Clinton ahead by nine points, and the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll has Clinton ahead by twelve points.  So what in the world is going on here?  If the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll is correct, we are likely to see a landslide of historic proportions for Clinton, and this is what many of the experts are now projecting.  But if Rasmussen and the L.A. Times are correct, the race could easily go either way.  So who are we supposed to believe?  Could it be possible that some of the polls are rigged against Trump?
  • If Donald Trump Wins The Election, It Will Be The Biggest Miracle In U.S. Political History
    Are we about to see the largest election day miracle of all time?  Because as I will show in this article, that is precisely what it is going to take in order for Donald Trump to win.  Before I go any further, I want to make it exceedingly clear that I am not saying what the outcome will be on November 8th.  As I recently told a national television audience, I do not know who is going to win.  In this article I am simply going to examine the poll numbers and the electoral map as they currently stand.  But in this bizarre election things can literally change overnight, and it is entirely possible that we could still have another “October surprise” or two before it is all said and done.  And without a doubt Donald Trump desperately needs something “to move the needle”, because if the election was held today Hillary Clinton would almost certainly win.
  • Trump is Molotov Cocktail You Can Throw on Crooked System-Catherine Austin Fitts
    Investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts is backing Donald Trump. Fitts explains, “Michael Moore said in an interview that Donald Trump is a Molotov cocktail you can throw on the system.  Interestingly enough, if you look at the federal system, it has a negative return on investment to taxpayers.  If you believe you can never fix that, then throwing a Molotov cocktail into the middle of that is the most intelligent thing you can do for productivity.  It was when I wrote the theme for productivity for the second quarter wrap-up I realized . . . I may have profound disagreements with Trump’s style, but I can throw the Molotov cocktail (voting for Trump). . . . I was going to vote for Gary Johnson, but in the second debate when Trump said I will appoint a special prosecutor, I stood up and cheered.  For the first time, we were talking about real accountability in America.  Then, when he said if I were the President, you’d be in jail, I said that’s it, I am giving money to Donald Trump because that is the first time I have ever seen someone of national prominence on corporate media hold the leadership accountable for their actions.”
  • MSM Lies for Hillary, Russia US Closer to War, Economic Update
    The mainstream media (MSM) is totally lying to the public about everything from voter fraud to Wiki Leaks. There are many current examples of possible voter fraud such as the recent revelation by the Pew Center that 24 million U.S. voter registrations are “significantly inaccurate.” Pew Center also says there are 1.8 million dead people still on the voter rolls. The other part of the MSM lie is done by omission. The MSM is simply not covering major news stories that are negative to the Clinton campaign. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is pure fraud on shareholders and the public by so-called news organizations that are really functioning as Democrat propaganda shills.
  • Banks’ Brexit Exodus to Start Before Year-End, Lobby Chief Says
    Banks in the U.K. will start relocating operations out of the country by year-end, months before formal talks to leave the European Union begin, as London looks set to lose access to the EU single market, the head of the British Bankers Association said in a newspaper commentary. International banks’ “hands are quivering over the relocate button,” Anthony Browne, chief executive officer of the banking lobby group the BBA, wrote Sunday in the Observer newspaper. “Many smaller banks plan to start relocations before Christmas; bigger banks are expected to start in the first quarter of next year.” Without identifying any banks by name, he said lenders can’t wait until the last minute and have to “plan for the worst,” especially because “public and political debate at the moment is taking us in the wrong direction.”
  • Central African Republic: Four dead in UN Bangui shooting
    Four people have been killed during protests against the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic. Peacekeepers opened fire when demonstrators tried to force their way into the UN headquarters, says a BBC reporter, who saw bodies being taken away in a police vehicle. The UN denies using live bullets and says its soldiers only used tear gas.
    A group of Central Africans wants the UN mission to withdraw, saying it is failing to protect people. The peacekeepers were deployed after civil war broke out in 2013 when then-President Francois Bozize was ousted by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels.
  • Where the Next Crisis Will Come From
    Next year ends in a 7. If you’re superstitious or a little loose with statistics, that makes us due for another financial crisis. The biggest one-day stock drop in Wall Street history happened in 1987. The Asian crisis was in 1997. And the worst global meltdown since the Great Depression got rolling in 2007 with the failure of mortgage lenders Northern Rock in the U.K. and New Century Financial in the U.S. You can’t really mark the next crisis down on your calendar, of course. The point is that crackups come fairly regularly. And some of the prerequisites for the next one do seem to be falling into place.
  • Banker Deaths and WikiLeaks Deaths Have a Common Thread
    Julian Assange, founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, is the man responsible for the daily release of emails showing the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign to be an unprecedented machine whose tentacles and snitches reach into Wall Street, big corporations and big media. Earlier this year, WikiLeaks released emails showing that the Democratic National Committee had maliciously conspired to undermine the presidential campaign of Clinton challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders, in order to elevate Hillary Clinton to the top of the ticket.
  • Look up! Facial recognition may soon replace MRT fare cards for Singapore commuters
    Singapore commuters might soon be able to ditch their MRT fare cards and/or rely less on EZ-Link cards. The Straits Times today reported that Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics has plans to roll out a facial recognition system that will identify commuters passing through the gates and charge the fares through post-paid methods such as credit cards (similar to ride-hailing apps like Grab and Uber). To be eligible to use the Advance Gate System, commuters must use a self-help terminal to sign up for an account, which includes having their photographs taken. This terminal will also allow commuters to purchase tickets, top up fare cards, and interact with customer service officers via video conferencing.
  • The Drug Story
    Thirty years ago the Standard Oil Company became impressed with the methods of the big packing houses which used, processed and sold every part of the hog but the squeal. Their sales research department went ‘way back to the 1860’s when “Old Bill” Rockefeller, the itinerant pappy of John D. (the first) and a patent medicine showman, used to palm off bottled raw petroleum on the yokels as a cure for cancer. “Old Bill” was an upstate New York farmer, until 1850. He moved to Cleveland then, entered the patent medicine racket and had himself listed as a “physician” in the city directory. In selling raw petroleum in a pretty bottle “Old Bill” did nothing new.
  • Deutsche Bank pays $38 million to settle silver manipulation lawsuit
    2016 is shaping up as the year when countless conspiracy theories will be confirmed to be non-conspiracy fact: from central bank rigging of capital markets, to political rigging of elections, to media rigging of public sentiment, and now, commercial bank rigging of silver. In short, tinfoil hat-wearing nutjobs living in their parents basement have been right all along. Two weeks ago we reported that “In A Major Victory For Gold And Silver Traders, Manipulation Lawsuit Against Gold-Fixing Banks Ordered To Proceed,” however one bank was exempt: Deutsche Bank. The reason why was known since April, when we first reported that Deutsche Bank had agreed to settle the class action lawsuit filed in July 2014 accusing a consortium of banks of plotting to manipulate gold and silver.
  • Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs, raising fears for British workforce
    Bombardier has announced it will cut another 7,500 jobs worldwide, raising fears for its British aerospace and rail workforce. It is the second wave of job cuts announced by the Canadian manufacturer in a year, meaning it will shrink its workforce by about 20% in two years. The multinational did not give full details of where the jobs would be lost other than 2,000 redundancies in Canada, while confirming that two-thirds of the total would be in Bombardier Transportation, the division that builds and maintains trains and track systems.
  • Here's The 30 Seconds After The Last Debate That CNN Would Rather You Didn't See
    And continued and constant propaganda-peddling that the race is over because Trump's sexual assauly allegations are “sucking all the air out of the room” compared to Hillary's stream of WikiLeaks facts. CNN made the mistake of asking its focus group of real Americans who won the final debate… and instantly regretted it…
  • Government borrows higher-than-expected £10.6 billion
    The UK's public finances were in worse shape last month as the Government surprised economists by borrowing a higher-than-expected £10.6 billion. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, jumped by 14.5% – or £1.3 billion – in September, compared with the same month in 2015. Economists were pencilling in a figure of £8.5 billion. However, Government borrowing excluding banks in the financial year to date – April to September – fell by £2.3 billion to £45.5 billion in contrast with the same period last year.
  • Air Force Chief Foresees Decades More US Wars
    In comments yesterday at a spouse and family forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein discussed the growing number of airmen being deployed abroad for longer periods of time, saying that this problem is going to continue for decades to come. “We’ve been deploying now for 15 years, we’ve probably got 15, 20 years to go,” Gen. Goldfein warned. This wasn’t just about the current wars, either, as the general laid out some of the new deployments against new enemies, citing a “resurgent Russia and China” as driving future deployments.” The Air Force says they want a 1:2 deployment time, with airmen spending six months abroad then remaining at home for a year afterwards. Gen. Goldfein insisted the Air Force needs to be more flexible on the matter of combat deployments, saying he thinks there are too many individual deployments and not enough group deployments.
  • Obamacare Premiums Up 30% In TX, MS, KS; 50% In IL, AZ, PA; 93% In NM: When Does The Death Spiral Blow Up?
    Obamacare premiums are skyrocketing out of sight. A jump of a mere 30% looks like a good deal compared to jumps of over 50% in six states, and 93% in New Mexico. Congratulations are in order for those living in a handful of states whose premiums only rose 20%. The Wall Street Journal reports Rate Increases for Health Plans Pose Serious Test for Obama’s Signature Law.
  • Risk of ‘Mass Exodus’ of Doctors from Medicare
    In what may be the most significant modification to Medicare since the program began in 1966, on Oct. 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). It dramatically changes how Medicare pays doctors for their services. Does it really matter how doctors get paid? Yes — the success or failure of the new payment system will profoundly influence the future of the U.S. health care system. And while the goals of MACRA are laudable, its implementation carries a number of unknowns and the potential for unintended consequences — for patients and doctors alike.
  • The Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon
    Say what you want about Donald J. Trump, but he is correct about one thing: the Federal Reserve has, with near certainty, been holding interest rates down for political purposes — namely, to aid Hillary Clinton in getting elected president of the United States. In September’s first presidential debate, Mr. Trump said: “We have a Fed that’s doing political things. … The Fed is [being awfully] political by keeping the interest rates at this level. And believe me: The day Obama goes off, and he leaves [office], and goes out to the golf course for the rest of his life to play golf, [is the day that] they raise interest rates. … The Fed is being more political than Secretary Clinton.” The Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) September meeting minutes, released on Wednesday, have proven Mr. Trump’s assertion to be true. As the 2016 election season draws to a close, the Fed has suddenly become more bullish on the prospect of raising interest rates — and this precipitous change-of-heart has come despite there being few notable signs of hope in the US’s economic data.
  • Social Security checks get measly $3.92 bump in 2017
    The typical retiree's monthly Social Security check will get only $3.92 bigger next year. That amounts to an increase of just 0.3% — the smallest ever put in place to help cover higher prices. That's still an improvement from this year, when the lack of inflation kept benefits from increasing at all. The average retiree's monthly benefit is currently $1,305.30. Social Security benefits go to 66 million people, including retirees, widows, orphans and people with disabilities. The annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) was put in place in 1975.
  • Social Security Taxes to Rise for Higher-Income Americans
    Higher-income workers will pay more in payroll taxes next year to support Social Security, while retirees and other program beneficiaries see a scant increase in their monthly benefits. Nearly 66 million people, or roughly 1 in 5 Americans, receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income payments from the U.S. government. Based on subdued inflation over the past two years, their benefits will see a 0.3% cost-of-living increase for 2017 following no adjustment this year, the Social Security Administration said Tuesday.
  • To Some, it “Feels More Like a Crash”
    “There’s enormous risk in public markets because that’s the one that central banks have distorted to the greatest extent,” El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz SE, told Bloomberg TV, in reference to stock and bond markets. He confessed to the heresy of holding 30% of his portfolio in cash. “It’s very hard to say I’m going to buy a basket of public equities and go to sleep for the next five to 10 years and feel good about the returns. Similarly with bonds,” he said. These “public markets” are not the only markets that central banks have totally distorted and larded with “enormous risks.” Practically everything that is an asset has been inflated, including residential and commercial real estate in much of the country, and assets that are the objects of admiration of the wealthy: collector cars and art. But these markets have started to crack at the edges, and some of the cracks are spreading.
  • Is Chicago’s Housing Market Next?
    Does it always start at the top? Because there’s just no letup in dismal tidbits piling up about big-city high-end condo market: Manhattan, San Francisco, Miami – and now Chicago too? Just last year, things were still so good on the Magnificent Mile, those tony 13 blocks of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River north to Oak Street, of landmark towers, shops and restaurants – rents rank among the most expensive in the country – museums, hotels, and high-end condos. April last year, the 65th-floor penthouse at the Park Tower on 800 N. Michigan Ave sold for $18.75 million, “to a firm with ties to ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson, president of a Chicago investment firm,” the Chicago Tribune speculated. It was an all-time record. The real estate business was ecstatic. But it might have marked the peak.
  • Housing starts unexpectedly plunge
    New residential construction unexpectedly fell in September. Housing starts fell by 9% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.05 million, according to the Census Bureau. Starts of multi-family structures with five or more units fell 39%, and were the biggest drag on overall construction. Regionally, the biggest drop was recorded in the Northeast, where new construction fell 36% from August, and 32% year-on-year. Housing starts in the South — typically the strongest region for construction in the US — fell 5.3% from August. Economists had forecast that starts rose by 2.9% at a rate of 1.18 million, according to Bloomberg.
  • WikiLeaks: Donna Brazile Shreds Obama Economy
    In an email to Hillary Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta from February 2016, released Friday by WikiLeaks, now-acting chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile gave a frank and honest assessment of the Obama economy — and it wasn’t good. “I think people are more in despair about how things are — yes new jobs but they are low wage jobs,” she admits. “HOUSING is a huge issue. Most people pay half of what they make to rent,” she continued.
  • Visa to Launch Blockchain Payments Service Next Year
    Visa has announced new details about a forthcoming business-to-business payments service developed in partnership with blockchain startup Chain. Dubbed Visa B2B Connect, the near real-time settlement platform is aimed at providing a more secure, transparent mechanism for businesses making payments via Visa’s netowrk. That the two firms would co-develop a platform for payments is perhaps unsurprising given their existing relationship and the fact that Visa was took part in Chain’s $30m funding round, announced last September. The credit card giant has made other blockchain tests related to payments public in the past year.
  • Will a US Digital Currency Make the Fed Even More Dangerous?
    In a recent episode of Ron Paul’s Liberty Report, the former presidential candidate and Libertarian icon examines the future of digital currency. Paul and co-host Daniel McAdams talk with NYU Law Fellow and digital currency expert Max Raskin about how a future form of US digital money might give the Federal Reserve even more control over monetary policy than it enjoys today.
  • China House Price Bubble Soars Most Ever, Government Freaks out, Preannounces Plunge
    As a consequence of a dizzying buying frenzy in September, the average price of new homes in China soared 11.2% from a year ago, after a 9.2% jump in August, the National Bureau of Statistics reported today. It was the 12th month in a row of year-over-year gains, and the largest increase on record. The average price of new homes rose in 63 of the 70 cities in the index. It dropped in six cities and remained flat in one. But all heck broke lose in tier-one cities: In Beijing, the average price skyrocketed 27.8%, in Shanghai 32.7%.
  • Who’s Powering the War on Cash?
    On Monday in Japan, Apple CEO Tim Cook vented his spleen once more against physical currency, telling the Nikkei that “we don’t think the consumer particularly likes cash.” It’s a bizarre conclusion to reach, especially in Japan where cash is still the undisputed king. At ¥90 trillion ($885 billion), or about a fifth of gross domestic product, the value of banknotes in circulation is the highest in the world as a proportion of the economy. Many small businesses, including many restaurants, don’t even take plastic. Yet, the country was also the first to popularize mobile wallets and smartphones. “We would like to be a catalyst for taking cash out of the system,” Cook said, his mind fixed on Apple Pay, which takes a cut on every transaction it processes.
  • Before It Is Over This Decline Will Engulf Every Country On The Planet
    On the heels of yesterday’s KWN viral interview with Gerald Celente This Is The Shocking Truth About How Bad The Economy Really Is In The United States, it appears that an already bad situation for the U.S. and the rest of the world may be about to get a lot worse. What Celente noticed after yesterday’s viral interview about the collapsing restaurant industry in the United States was this note from Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. analyst Paul Westra, who just cautioned: “We warn investors that restaurant-industry sales tend to be the ‘Canary that Lays the Recessionary Egg,’”  He also stated this “may also represent a harbinger to a U.S. recession in early 2017.”
  • What is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge?
    “It has transformed American politics.” — Jonathan Alter, Newsweek. “Signing it has become de riguer for GOP candidates running for federal or statewide offices across the country.” — The Hill. “Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge has solidified opposition to tax increases in Congress and state legislatures over the years.” — Michael Barone. “The Pledge has become something of a rallying cry in conservative circles.” — National Journal. Politicians often run for office saying they won't raise taxes, but then quickly turn their backs on the taxpayer. The idea of the Pledge is simple enough: Make them put their no-new-taxes rhetoric in writing.
  • 50 Holistic Doctors Have Mysteriously Died In The Last Year, But What’s Being Done About It?
    Recently, Erin Elizabeth from HealthNutNews wrote up an expose about the past year’s findings concerning the many disappearances of holistic doctors. In case you’re not aware, the confusing conundrum first began when Dr. Bradstreet was found dead exactly one year ago – yes, on Father’s Day – in the U.S. The noted autism doctor, researcher, and parent was found in a river with a gunshot wound to the chest. While authorities at first thought his death was a result of suicide, it has since been confirmed that Dr. Bradstreet was murdered and that the wound was not self-inflicted. His family, like the families of many other missing and dead naturopathic practitioners and MD doctors, believe that he was murdered for using and promoting controversial therapies, such as GCMaF.
  • Did a Secret Central Banking Cabal Just Turn AGAINST the US?
    Quietly and with little if any attention, foreign Central Banks have begun DUMPING US Debt. Take a look at this chart. Does this look like a bull market to you? Because to me it looks like it could be the beginning of a panic sale. Put simply, foreign Central Banks haven't owned this little US Debt since 2012. Bear in mind, these SAME Central Banks are currently buying their OWN debt (national and corporate) AT A PACE of nearly $200 BILLION per month!!!
  • List of dead bankers 2016
    Yep. The list keeps growing. Just focusing on major players, or cases where ‘foul-play’ may be involved. I’ve done a little research into the causes of all these bankers dying, which can be found at the bottom of the article. Having had to spend too much time on youtube recently, has led to the accumulation of the latest and most credible conspiracy theories. Perhaps the most interesting, is the demise of the common-or-garden ‘master of the universe’. Banker, as they were once known.
    They’ve been having problems with mortality recently. And there’s a very long list of them.
  • Canada Walks Out Of European Trade Talks, “Deal Impossible”
    With ‘trade' at the center of any substantive differences between US presidential candidates, 1000s protesting ‘trade' deals across Europe, ‘trade' collapsing in China, and lame-duck Obama trying to push his ‘trade' agenda, it is perhaps shocking that Canada’s trade minister walked out of talks to finalize a trade pact with the European Union, saying it now seems the bloc is incapable of reaching such agreements and that Canadian officials are returning home.
  • US Freight Volume Drops to Lowest Level since 2009, “Industrial Recession” Hits Full Stride, Overcapacity Crushes Rates
    This just keeps getting worse. The Cass Freight Index, tracking US shipment volumes by all modes of transportation, fell 3.1% in September from a year ago, the 19th month in a row of year-over-year declines, and the worst September since 2009! Donald Broughton, Chief Market Strategist at Avondale Partners, wrote in the report: “After offering a glimmer of “less bad” hope in August [the index was down “only” 1.1% year-over-year], the Cass Freight Index shipments data in September disappointed, providing hindsight that August only gave us “false hope.” September data is once again signaling that overall shipment volumes (and pricing) continued to be weak in most modes, with increased levels of volatility, as all levels of the supply chain (manufacturing, wholesale, retail) continue to try and work down inventory levels.”
  • Head Of Democratic Party Makes Stunning Admission: “The People Are In Despair About How Things Are”
    While readers may be used to tin-foil-hat-wearing digitial dickweeds and alt-right bloggers seeing through the veil of ignorance and media hype that hides a considerably uglier economic reality than The White House (and the stock market) might suggest, many Democrats may be shocked to discover that none other than now-acting chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile agrees…
  • Shadow Banks, No-Down-Payment Subprime Mortgages in Canada’s House Price Bubble
    “The pundits have been raising red flags on the Canadian housing market for more than five years – and have been consistently wrong,” former Royal Bank of Canada CEO Gord Nixon told BNN today, in response to the federal government’s new mortgage rules designed to tamp down on risk in the housing market: “I appreciate why policymakers have been moving in the direction they have been moving but we have yet to have – and I don’t believe we are going to have – a major, major collapse in housing.”
  • DNS Cyber Attack Returns As Northeast Internet Traffic Grinds To A Crawl For Second Time
    What was supposed to be a temporary internet outage, after an attack “of unknown origin” on DNS service provide DYN took down much of the internet in the North East, appears to have returned, and moments ago DYN announced that it was once again experiencing the same “attack” as this morning. DDOS ATTACK MAY ALSO AFFECT MANAGED DNS ADVANCED SERVICES: DYN. DYN SAYS DDOS ATTACK MAY CAUSE POSSIBLE DELAYS IN MONITORING. Even the White House was involved.
  • It Starts: Shutdowns, Production Cuts, Layoffs at Auto Plants
    It’s been years since we’ve heard about production cuts by automakers, but here they come. After a record-breaking 2015, the hot air is audibly hissing out of the auto industry. September sales were down 0.5% from a year ago. Year-to-date sales were about flat. Some individual models got clobbered. Inventories are piling up on dealer lots. Automakers lavished incentives on the market. Nothing worked. Yet, auto production in September had jumped 7.3% year-over-year, according to the industrial production report this morning. In my article earlier today on this phenomenon [Is this Why US Industrial Companies Don’t Invest?], I explained: “Something has to give: either a miraculous jump in sales or a cut in production.”
  • With Cash Levels Drying Up, Who is Left to Buy Stocks?
    While the “cash on the sidelines” myth has infuriated many, it remains a staple excuse for why there’s always a buying opportunity in stocks when the market dips. However, as Ned Davis Research warns “we can’t find much cash on the sidelines… and when we do it seems mostly offset by debt/liabilities,” crushing yet another pillar of strength for stocks. Ned Davis notes there is a lot of talk about all the cash on the sidelines from pessimistic investors that could power the market higher. There is some public caution and overall savings have risen somewhat, but I am having a hard time finding evidence that cash (potential demand) is anywhere near the market value of stocks (potential supply).
  • Hillary is running against locker room talk and the Russians
    Russia’s very able Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that the US presidential campaign is “simply some sort of a global shame” unworthy of the American people. She certainly hit the nail on the head. Hitlery’s criminal record had to be suppressed by the Obama regime in order to move the oligarchs’ candidate in the direction of the White House. So here we are on the verge of nuclear war with Russia and China, and the important issue before the American people is Trump’s lewd comments with Billy Bush about sexually attractive women. I mean really. Men’s talk about women is like their fish and hunting stories. It has to be taken with a grain of salt. But this aside, why is lewd talk about women more important than military conflict with Russia, which could mean nuclear war and the end of life on earth? Trump has declared that he sees no point in conflict with Russia and that he sees no point in NATO a quarter century after the demise of the Soviet Union.
  • 10-Trillion-Dollar Bye-Bye – The Calm Before The Storm
    From a cyclical perspective, the stock market has effectively gone nowhere since mid-2014 (with zero total return on the broad NYSE Composite since then). The past two years can be characterized less as an ongoing bull market than as the extended top-formation of the third speculative episode since 2000, the third most extreme equity market bubble in history (next to 1929 and 2000), and the most extreme point of overvaluation in history across the broad cross-section of individual stocks and asset classes. We don’t expect the current situation to end well for investors who insist on taking larger investment exposures than they’re actually willing to hold, with discipline, through a period of severe market losses. From present valuation extremes, a 40-55% market loss would represent a fairly run-of-the-mill resolution to the current market cycle; a decline that would take valuations only to the high-end of the range they’ve visited or breached over the completion of every market cycle in history. By the completion of the current cycle, I expect over $10 trillion of what investors count as paper “wealth” in U.S. equities to disappear without a trace.
  • Hidden Fragility – What Happens When The Electricity Is Off For Three Days?
    What happens when an electricity dependent society and economy has an extended loss of electrical grid and communications? One of the hidden realities of modern life is its fragility. For example, few people are aware of the precariousness of the supply chain that refills gasoline/petrol stations around the world every few days. A new book, When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation explores the fragilities of our truck-dependent supply chains. Longtime correspondent Bart D. (Australia) recently experienced a multi-day regional loss of electricity. His first-person observations help us understand what breakdowns in energy are like on the ground.
  • This Is The Shocking Truth About How Bad The Economy Really Is In The United States
    With continued uncertainty in global markets, this is the shocking truth about how bad the economy really is in the United States. (King World News) Gerald Celente — Across America, from established restaurant chains to upstarts, bankruptcies are rising, locations are closings and profit margins are shrinking…
  • The Man Who Made A Perfect Call On The Silver Market Just Released This
    Tom Fitzpatrick:  “Crude WTI (West Texas Intermediate) is seeing a bullish break through the triangle top which may develop into a double bottom… For now this remains a short term dynamic; however, it is worth noting that major resistance levels come in around $52.08. A weekly close above that area would be bullish and suggest a broader medium term rally is taking shape that could see a move in WTI to $60+ and potentially higher. A weekly close (above $52.08), if seen, would confirm the pattern which would then target $77, in line with the lows from 2011 and 2012. The 200 week moving average is around $72.”
  • Fed Fearful About What It Has Done-Gregory Mannarino
    Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says don’t be fooled by the recent surge in the markets. Mannarino explains, “I think the Federal Reserve is legitimately becoming fearful of what they have done. There is no recovery here whatsoever. All you have to do is look at two metrics and two metrics only. The Labor Force Participation Rate remains near record lows. The money velocity, that’s the rate the money is moving through our economy, is remaining at record lows. Without these two metrics moving higher, you cannot have a recovery. What we have here is a debt bubble, and everything is being inflated right now on the back of that debt bubble. I think some people at the Federal Reserve are trying to warn people that the environment we are in is very dangerous. We’re hearing the biggest guns on Wall Street, all of them, and not one of them is not trying to say something is very wrong here. We keep hearing about a debt market super nova, that the bond market is in a bubble, which is inflating a stock market bubble. . . . There’s never been anything like this. This is uncharted territory. The Federal Reserve never had a plan to get out. . . . Now, their new scheme is they want the economy to ‘run hot.’ . . . Janet Yellen (Fed Head) said ‘the only way to prevent this economic horror show from becoming a permanent scar is to allow the economy to run hot. Meaning, to let inflation creep in while continuing to suppress interest rates. In other words, make all of us pay more for everything. They are so desperate.”
  • The Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton's Secret Weapon
    Say what you want about Donald J. Trump, but he is correct about one thing: the Federal Reserve has, with near certainty, been holding interest rates down for political purposes — namely, to aid Hillary Clinton in getting elected president of the United States. In September’s first presidential debate, Mr. Trump said: “We have a Fed that’s doing political things. … The Fed is [being awfully] political by keeping the interest rates at this level. And believe me: The day Obama goes off, and he leaves [office], and goes out to the golf course for the rest of his life to play golf, [is the day that] they raise interest rates. … The Fed is being more political than Secretary Clinton.” The Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) September meeting minutes, released on Wednesday, have proven Mr. Trump’s assertion to be true. As the 2016 election season draws to a close, the Fed has suddenly become more bullish on the prospect of raising interest rates — and this precipitous change-of-heart has come despite there being few notable signs of hope in the US’s economic data.
  • DANGER: The Last Time This Happened Was Right Before The Stock Market Collapsed!
    With the Dow trading near the 18,000 level, the last time this happened was right before the stock market collapsed. From Jason Goepfert at SentimenTrader:  “Speculative assets have reached a 16-year high. In the Rydex family of mutual funds, traders have allocated more than $2 in assets betting on a market rally for every $1 invested in the money market or inverse funds. That’s the widest ratio since 2000 and at a level that has been eclipsed only three distinct times since 1994, all of which led to a struggling stock market.
  • Pastor Lindsey Williams introduces Pastor David Bowen – October 20, 2016
    Pastor Lindsey Williams introduces Pastor David Bowen with his fourth short weekly video for readers of Pastor Williams’ weekly newsletter.

THE FINAL BUBBLE! Pastor Williams says the information shared by this economist is outstanding and correct. What he says will happen. >>> CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO (This video is being shared because the information within it is truly good and correct. Half way through the video it turns into a sales pitch to sell a book and related products. Pastor Williams has asked me to state that Pastor Williams and LindseyWilliams.net do not endorse this book).


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