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Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Ellsberg: U.S. Military Planned First Strike On Every City In Russia and China … and Gave Field Commanders Power to Push Button
Daniel Ellsberg – America’s most famous whistleblower, the former military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers which helped end the Vietnam war – has just published a book revealing that he was also one of the main nuclear war planners for the United States in the 1960s. Ellsberg said in an interview this morning that the U.S.  had plans for a first strike on every city in Russia and China … and that numerous field-level commanders had the power to start nuclear Armageddon: [Interviewer] So,
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
  Nietzsche, Trump, and the Political Left 
The German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, warned us back in the 19th century with his famous theme, the “Transvaluation of Values.” An ominous world dictatorship was coming where good would become evil, and evil good. Freedom would be thought of as slavery, and slavery would become freedom. He “boldly prophesied that power politics and vicious wars were in store for the future. What he sensed was an approaching period of nihilism, the seeds of which had already been sown.” [1] Ironically, eve
Sunday, November 5, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  Swamp-O-Rama
What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems? Why aren’t DOJ investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton Foundation? You would think somebody would want to find out how over $120 million of Russian “charitable donations” ended up on its ledgers around the time that Secretary of State HRC approved the Uranium One deal — compared to which, Bill Clinton’s $500,000 payment from a Russian bank for giving a speech around the sa
Friday, November 3, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Thar She Blows!
I’m obliged to file this blog before Robert Mueller’s office releases the name of the first winner in the Russian Election Meddling tribunal indictment lottery. Most of the betting is on Paul Manafort, the Swamp-creature-fixer-lobbyist-grifter who spent his summer vacation of 2016 managing Donald Trump’s election campaign. Before that unfortunate summer internship, Manafort was just a shadier-than-average influence-peddler. It happened that many of his clients were bigshots in foreign lands — Mo
Monday, October 30, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Bad Rabbit Ransomware: ‘This Is A Targeted Attack’
The Bad Rabbit ransomware is spreading across Europe not long after the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks. But Bad Rabbit is a “targeted attack” with widespread implications. A new cyber attack is affecting numerous computer systems around Europe. The new strain of ransomware known as “Bad Rabbit” is believed to be behind all of the trouble.  Bad Rabbit has spread to Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Germany. Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, which is monitoring the malware, has compared it to the Wann
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold, Gold Stocks, and Gold Favorable News
Recent News: Four hurricanes arrived in six weeks.  Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate have caused hundreds of billions in damage to the US.  Repairs and human misery will continue for months or years.  Many will never return to Puerto Rico, Houston, and Florida. Where will they go and what will it cost? Regardless, it means higher deficits, more debt, a weaker dollar and higher gold prices! Wildfires, literal and figurative: California wine country is burning out of control as of October 11.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Russian central bank may boost gold trading on Moscow exchange
Elena Fabrichnaya Reuters Tuesday, October 10, 2017 MOSCOW -- Russia's central bank may start buying gold for its official reserves on the Moscow Exchange, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Russian central bank is one of the world's largest holders of bullion and the switch would boost currently low turnover in gold trading on the Moscow Exchange, which launched a precious metals market only in 2013. The bank has been regularly buying gold as it wrestles with weaker oil price
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Russia's rush for gold sees record reserves for Putin era
Vladimir Putin is doing his part to keep the upswing in gold alive. Since the Russian president went on a geopolitical offensive in Ukraine in 2014, the haven asset had its first annual gain in four years in 2016 and is on track for another in 2017. A beneficiary of economic and political perils from North Korea to Brexit, it's among the top-performing commodities this year. ... Dispatch cnotinues below ... Meanwhile, the Bank of Russia has more than doubled the pace of gold purchases, bringing
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Russia Gold Rush Sees Record Reserves For Putin Era
Vladimir Putin is doing his part to keep the upswing in gold alive. Since the Russian president went on a geopolitical offensive in Ukraine in 2014, the haven asset had its first annual gain in four years in 2016 and is on track for another in 2017. Click to enlarge. Russia added another 500,000 ounces of gold to it’s reserves in August. Source: Goldchartsrus.com A beneficiary of economic and political perils from North Korea to Brexit, it’s
Monday, October 2, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Effective Market Management: Art and Science
By Gary TanashianFrom Saul Steinberg’s 1954 drawing ‘The Line’The notion that there is art involved in interpreting the economy and financial markets is probably heresy to many market participants and probably 99.9% of economists (that .1% guy being the one who’s excluded from the meetings and egghead social gatherings), whether they be right or left leaning (I always find it entertaining to hear right wing and left wing economists duke it out, as I did on NPR yesterday, coming to diametrically
Friday, September 29, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Radical Appeal for More EU Stupidity
The rise of far-right and far-left parties across Europe is directly related to calls for “more Europe”. Yet, French president Emmanuel Macron makes a Radical Appeal for a More Powerful EU. Bold Actions Macron seeks “bold” actions. He wants an EU “military intervention force”, a common budget, carbon taxes, national conventions to discuss the future of Europe, trade prosecutors to enforce countries to stick with the rules, and a Franco-German cooperation treaty, Mercy! I cannot think of a more
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
UNPREDEDENTED GLOBAL RISK – NO ONE CARES
“Risk involves the chance an investment’s actual return will differ from the expected return. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of the original investment.” (Investopedia) So there we have it. Risk means that you can lose part or all of the investment. Normally valuations take risk into account. But is the world really valuing the following risks accurately: A very risky world Wars North Korea – South Korea – USA – Japan – China – Russia incl. nuclear war Ukraine – USA – Russi
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Up, Markets Fatigued As War Talk Boils Over
North Korea threatens to reduce the U.S. to ‘ashes and darkness’ Markets becoming used to ongoing provocations from North Korea Russia and China continue to support watered down versions of sanctions on Kim’s regime Both NATO and Russia running war games on one another’s borders Putin says Russia will “give a suitable response” to NATOs threatening behaviour Gold set to climb as fears over economy and war will drive safe haven demand Source: Bloomberg This year North Korea has launched a dozen
Friday, September 15, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Gold – crossing the Rubicon
Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it could be an important event, signalling a dollar that will continue to weaken.The factors driving the dollar lower are several and disparate. The US economy is sluggish relative to the rest of the world, the rise of Asia from which America is excluded is unstoppable, geopolitics are shifting away from US global dominance, and the end is in sight for monopolistic
Sunday, August 27, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Russiatosis 
Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! Russia hysteria has become a full-blown national psychosis at a moment in history when a separate array of troubles poses the real threat to America’s well-being. Most of these have to do with the country’s swan dive into bankruptcy, but meeting them honestly would force uncomfortable choices on the grifters and caitiffs in congress. Meanwhile, the Treasury Dept is burning through its dwindling cash reserves, and all government activities will f
Friday, August 4, 2017
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
Embracing Cryptos and Bashing Gold - Rory Hall
We are beginning to see and hear more and more from the mainstream media about cryptocurrencies – just all positive, gleeful sounds of joy. Ben Bernanke will be delivering the key note speech, in October, at an upcoming blockchain conference. Jim Cramer recently said bitcoin could go to $1 million Federal Reserve Notes!!! Oh, and the IMF, they said they are going to “crush cryptocurrencies” with their own central bank DLT cryptocurrency. What about the banking cabal? Well, we have the vamp
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Clive Maund
Reconciling the Us Dollar Outlook with the Super Bullish Gold and Silver Cots...
Because the dollar has such an important bearing on everything, especially the Precious Metals, it is timely for us to take a close look at it here after its recent steep drop, for as some of you may have seen, a number of indicators pertaining to the dollar suggest that, possibly after some further downside it is likely to bounce, or at least take a rest in a sideways range for a while, before the decline perhaps resumes in earnest. We’ll start by looking at a couple of these indicators. The la
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Devaluations of the 1930s Don't Justify Today's Funny Money Excess
Without question, the Great Depression was a time when the political consensus moved from a Classical “hard money” approach towards a Mercantilist “soft money” approach — leading, ultimately, to today’s “print until the pain goes away” reaction. Actually, this trend had started in the later 19th century, and was not fully expressed until the 1970s – an evolution stretching over a hundred years or more. But, the experience of the Great Depression period of the 1930s st
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The End Of The Cycle: “The Government Will Gladly Enter A War To Cleanse The Balance Sheet And Cull The Herd”
In the days following the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the country is in an even more precarious position than it was in 1776.  We face a situation of a fiat currency about to collapse as the consumer-based economy follows.  Whether orchestrated by our imperialistic government or following actions of a hostile foreign nation (prompted or unprompted) the government will gladly enter a war to “cleanse” the balance sheet and cull the herd.  Concurrently, the
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Enter The NatGas Cartel
The King Dollar is mortally wounded. Many notice but the masses seem largely unaware. Since 1971, the Gold Standard has been removed from its anchor position. But since 1973, the Petro-Dollar has taken its place. It has called for crude oil sales led by the Saudis and OPEC to be transacted in USDollar terms, for oil surpluses to be stored in USTreasury Bonds, and for some kickbacks from the Saudis to the USMilitary complex for weapons purchases. Of course, the US is ready willing and able to cre
Friday, July 7, 2017
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