Articles related to islam
Chris Powell - GATA
Who the hell does the grand mufti think he is -- a central banker
From The Times if Israel, Jerusalem Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Egypt's top Muslim cleric on Monday called for a ban on bitcoin, saying the digital currency is "forbidden" by Islam. ... Noting that the cryptocurrency is unregulated, Allam said the "currency's risk as well as its high profit potential undermine Egypt's ability to maintain and stabilize its own currency." He also said the digital currency could have a "negative effect on its dealers' legal safety, possibly due to failure to publicly
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion Holds 1.1 Plunge Despite Turkey-US Tensions, German 'Crisis'
GOLD BULLION held onto yesterday's 1.1% plunge in Asian and London trade Tuesday, moving sideways as world stock markets rose with government bond prices despite the threat of fresh elections in Germany and the rapid escalation of political tensions between Nato military alliance members Turkey and the United States. With commodities holding firm overall, gold bullion traded at $1276 per ounce as the start of US trade approached.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  What Now 
It must be exciting to wake up on a gilded bed somewhere in Riyadh and realize that you are Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, mover and shaker of Middle East order. Actually, exciting just to have woken up at all. Perhaps Prince MBS checks to make sure that there aren’t seventy-two virgins in the room before he rises to prayers, state business, and the prospect of World War Three. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has been a giant gasoline bomb waiting to explode for decades. It occupies o
Monday, November 13, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Fall after Merkel's Re-Election in German Election
GOLD PRICES eased back on Monday in London but stayed above last week's near 4-week low after Angela Merkel won the general election in Germany, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. The US Dollar rose and the Euro fell however after the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won 1-in-8 votes in the German elections. With Dollar gold prices slipping back towards $1291
Monday, September 25, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Further thoughts on Gibson’s paradox
“The paradox is one of the most completely established empirical facts in the whole field of quantitative economics.” – John Maynard Keynes“The Gibson paradox remains an empirical phenomenon without a theoretical explanation” -Friedman and Schwartz“No problem in economics has been more hotly debated.” - Irving FisherIntroductionTwo years ago, I found a satisfactory solution to Gibson’s paradox.i The paradox is important, because it demonstrated that between 1750-1930, interest rates in Britain c
Friday, September 8, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Kim Jong-Un ‘Begging for War’ Says US Ambassador to UN: What’s the Solution
UN ambassador Nikki Haley says ‘enough is enough’ after North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test, and that Kim Jong-un is ‘begging for war’. Please consider Haley Asks UN to Impose ‘Strongest Possible’ Measures on North Korea. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday it was time for the UN security council to impose “the strongest possible measures” on North Korea over its sixth and largest nuclear test because “enough is enough”. Haley said the incremental sanc
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
New California Bill Would Force Healthcare Workers To Use “Correct” Pronouns Or Face Jail Time
One could argue that the bedrock of Western civilization is built on the individual right to free speech. It’s hard to imagine how we would have ever become the most peaceful and technologically advanced civilization on the planet, if people weren’t allowed to hash out ideas, speak their minds, and stand up for what they think is true. Which is why we should be so alarmed by the fact that so many leftists hold the first amendment in low regard. And we should be frightened that polls show a large
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Australian City Council Halts Construction Of Synagogue Over Fears That ISIS Could Target It
People living in the West have given up a lot to satisfy their government’s concerns over terrorism. Here in the US for instance, our right to privacy in our homes, on our persons, and especially in our communications, has essentially died since 9/11. Everything we say on our phones or search on the internet is catalogued by the NSA without a warrant, we can’t fly on an airplane without being groped and prodded by TSA agents, it’s now fairly common to be forced through police checkpoints many mi
Thursday, August 10, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
We’re Good People, Really We Are! 
The disgrace of America’s putative intellectual class is nearly complete as it shoves the polity further into dysfunction and toward collapse. These are the people Nassim Taleb refers to as “intellectuals-yet-idiots.” Big questions loom over this dynamic: How did the thinking class of America sink into this slough of thoughtlessness? And why – what is motivating them? One path to understanding it can be found in this sober essay by Neal Devers, The Overton Bubble, published two years ago on TheF
Monday, July 10, 2017
Hugo Salinas Price -
  The Gnostic Plague 
Eric Voegelin published a book titled "The New Science of Politics", in 1952. I present here some of the ideas of Voegelin, so far as I have understood them. (His is a difficult book to read). Unfortunately, Voegelin is no longer with us to correct errors in which I may have incurred. In what follows, I express what I have gathered from reading Voegelin. The general belief which prevailed among the populations of Europe, after Constantine declared that Christianity was the official religion of
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Market Morning: June-9-2017: Gold fell but continues to consolidate!
Gold Today–New York closed at $1,279.50 yesterday after closing at$1,293.20 Wednesday.London opened at $1,275.00 today.Overall the dollar was stronger against global currencies, early today. Before London’s opening:-The $: € was stronger at $1.1178after yesterday’s$1.1232: €1.-The Dollar index was stronger at 97.44 after yesterday’s 96.89.-The Yen was weaker at 110.37 after yesterday’s 110.07:$1. -The Yuan was slightly weaker at 6.7988after yesterday’s 6.7954: $1. -The Pound Sterling was much we
Friday, June 9, 2017
John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
In Defense of Trumpian Diplomacy 
Given the media's obsession with some of the President Trump's communication challenges, it was utterly predictable that the President's declaration that his trip to Europe and the Middle East should be considered a "home run" was met almost universally with ridicule. In truth, the President actually did accomplish a series of victories overseas, or at least laid important groundwork that should help advance American interests in ways that prior Administrations have failed to do. It's a shame th
Friday, June 2, 2017
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
"Syrian Rebels" Subreddit Continues To Offer Forum To Al Qaeda Affiliates
Via Disobedient Media A "Syrian Rebels" forum on Reddit has chosen to once again host a question and answer session with a "journalist" who worked for an extremist television channel in the United Kingdom and has been accused by mainstream media reporters of being an Al-Qaeda affiliate. The subreddit r/SyrianRebels had previously faced criticism after an investigation by Disobedient Media revealed that they had been planning to host an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session with Shaykh Abu Sulayman, (r
Friday, May 19, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  Bombs Away! 
Close your eyes, click your heels three times, and tell me if you actually know what the fuck is happening in Syria. There’s an awful lot about the poison gas attack that doesn’t add up for the casual observer. It was only a week ago that the US enunciated a new policy that we would be content for Bashar al Assad to remain in power presiding over the Syrian government — after years of grousing and threats against him. Apparently Trump Central had concluded that Assad was a better alternative tha
Friday, April 7, 2017
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold and Silver Market Morning: April 7 2017 - Gold leaps after missile strike!
Gold Today–New York closed at $1,251.70 yesterday after closing at$1,256.10Wednesday.London opened at $1,264.00 today.Overall the dollar was slightly stronger against global currencies early today. Before London’s opening: -The $: € was strongerat $1.0638 after yesterday’s$1.0664: €1.-The Dollar index was stronger at 100.71 after yesterday’s 100.60.-The Yen was stronger at 110.65 after yesterday’s 110.77:$1. -The Yuan was slightly stronger at 6.8992 after yesterday’s 6.8995: $1. -The Pound Sterl
Friday, April 7, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
This is the first week I can remember, in which every day, I awoke to so many “horrible headlines,” I couldn’t determine which to focus on.  Which is why, articles like yesterday’s “all out political, economic, and financial war” have been commonplace; in which, I comment on myriad topics, from the four corners of the planet; which invariably, are tied to the same root cause.  I.e., the catastrophic, terminal phase of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme. Consequently, I’m creat
Friday, March 24, 2017
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
France Suffers Week Of Terror As Poll Shows Majority Of French No Longer Feel Secure
Via Disobedient Media France has been rocked by a series of terror attacks occurring just days apart as a new poll shows that increasing numbers of French citizens no longer feel safe anywhere in their own country. The attacks come after France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault claimed there was "no connection" between Islam and terrorism while on a state visit to Indonesia. On March 16th, 2017 an envelope bomb sent to the offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Paris exploded aft
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
5 Reasons Why You’re Living in the Strangest Time in Human History
The world is changing faster than ever before, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t being acclimated to it. It’s truly a testament to the ability of humans to adapt to just about any circumstance. We have more food, wealth, and life-saving technologies than anyone in our history. We have a nearly unlimited stream of entertainment and information. Yet we take it all for granted. Because we’re so acclimated to this world, we often forget how strange it is compared to previous eras. Sometimes we fo
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
Why The Status Quo Is Under Increasing Attack By 'Populist People Po
Protecting The Status Quo Is Failing We need to fully appreciate yet another example of what the mainstream media doesn't yet get! The "People" increasingly don't see the system working for them anymore and have as consequence become much more willing to try something very different, possibly even extreme, depending on how serious their personal blight has become! Unorthodox politicians like Donald Trump in the US, with disruptive, non-internationalist politics are increasingly emergin
Monday, March 20, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices 'Wait See' Before Fed Rate Rise as Euro Bond Yields Ease on Dutch Election Poll
GOLD PRICES held below $1200 per ounce lunchtime Wednesday in London as the Netherlands began a raft of 2017 Eurozone elections and new monthly data showed US inflation hitting a 5-year high ahead of today's Federal Reserve decision on interest rates. Widely expected to take the Fed's key rate to a ceiling of 0.75%, the March meeting will still leave returns to savers far below the 2.7% annual pace of inflation reported by Wednesday's update
Thursday, March 16, 2017