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Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
  Thom Hartmann: The Crash of 2016 
This is a view of how we got here and where we are going that you are unlikely to hear from the mainstream media.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Video of MH17 Hit by Missile; Update ... 
Reader David sent an email and accompanying video that purportedly shows the Malaysian Flight 17 being hit by missile. Let's take a look. David Writes ... It appears as if the right engine and wing area took the hit. The camera operator is able to record the moment of impact in the first 2 seconds of this clip. Note the smoke burst left behind on impact with the #2 engine area. There is a 18 second delay (speed of sound delay) due to the distance and altitude of the explosion. Question: How
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  "No Perry Mason Moment": US Intelligence Admits "No Direct Evidence Linking Russia to MH17"
Earlier today, and several times recently, I received emails accusing me of being a Russian spy and asking me how much I was receiving from RT. I find such accusations highly amusing. Here's the deal: Few bloggers are willing to discuss MH17 for fear of getting it wrong. Whereas I suspect nearly everything, but especially reports coming from Kiev and the US. My reasons are threefold: There are more questions surrounding Kiev and US reports than Russian reports. Kiev has been caught twice in
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Holier than Thou: Why Should Anyone Believe the US, Ukraine, or Russia? What is the US Attempting to 
I am quite tired of rhetoric from the Obama administration and Kiev regarding the situation in Ukraine. Hardly any of it is believable. Indeed, some Ukraine propaganda efforts of Kiev are so amateurish they appear as sloppy acts of desperate coverups. If so, then it is far more likely Ukraine is the guilty party, not the separatists. If you are innocent, you do not choose such tactics. What is the US and Kiev Attempting to Hide? Earlier today, Obama Issued a Stern Warning to Russia coupled
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
  Putin’s Folly: Shooting Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 
In the ‘fog of war’, tragic mistakes are to be expected. But in the case of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17, Russian militants have attacked a civilian aircraft and essentially murdered 298 citizens of mostly European countries who have no part in the hostilities. Adding to the evidence of the malice inherent in the act, the plane was cruising at 33,000 feet when hit by a missile, according to early reports. At this point, it is not a given that the attack was originated by the Russian side of wha
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Graham Summers - Gains Pains & Capital
Why Inflation Is Not Yet Showing Up In The Data
Since 2007, the world’s Central Banks have collectively put more than $10 trillion into the financial system since 2008. To put that number into perspective, it’s equal to roughly 15% of global GDP. This kind of money printing is literally unheard of in modern history. And it has set the stage for a roaring wave of inflation to hit the financial system. Indeed, the first signs are already showing up... not in the “official” Government data (which is bogus) but in how those who run businesses ar
Monday, July 28, 2014
Steve Keen - Debt Deflation
Are the students revolting, or is it economics?
Tweet TweetMain­stream econ­o­mists have long ignored the dynam­ics of pri­vate debt, money and banks to their detri­ment. Now more than ever, a real­is­tic and non-orthodox approach to eco­nom­ics is needed. Last week I made my first over­seas trip on which I ticked the box ‘Aus­tralian res­i­dent depart­ing per­ma­nently’. It’s given me cause to reflect on my career as an aca­d­e­mic econ­o­mist (and part-time jour­nal­ist) in Australia. This week, I com­menced a new role as Head of the School
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Beloved CEO Fired By Board For Being Insufficiently Ruthless: Employees Walk Off Their Jobs In Prote
"Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about,  they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be!"
Friday, July 25, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Obama Approves Substantial Expansion of Terrorist Watch Lists: “Concrete Facts Are Not N
(Pictured: National Security Agency Operations Center. Photo credit NSA.) Amid an outcry from Americans criticizing the Obama Administration over the possibility that terrorists may be among the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants entering the United States without documentation, the Department of Homeland Security has instead turned its scrutiny on American citizens. The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret
Friday, July 25, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Capping The Recovery™ By Distributing Paper Wealth
"It would convert the Treasury of the United States into a manufactory of paper money. It makes the House of Representatives and the Senate, or the caucus of the party which happens to be in the majority, the absolute dictator of the financial and business affairs of this country. This scheme surpasses all the centralism and all the Caesarism that were ever charged upon the Republican party in the wildest days of the war or in the events growing out of the war." James A. Garfield,  on a resol
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  Health and Fitness 2014: The Rest of Your Life
Health and Fitness 2014: The Rest of Your Life I hope that some of you did the NWE Ultimate Health and Fitness plan. It really is good. Click Here for the NWE Ultimate Health and Fitness Series Now that another year has passed, and I've been monitoring the endless flood of fitness and food tips that flow forth in our society, I haven't really found any reason to change it. So, it is still The Ultimate. The plan is pretty s
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
ALERT: Delivered By Airplane: Ebola Now Threatens 21 Million People In Major Metro Area
In January the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the next plane could bring a pandemic. At the time, they were referring to highly contagious strains of deadly flu virus, but in reality any killer virus could travel around the globe in less than a day. In March we warned that the deadly Ebola virus, which kills upwards of 85% of its victims, was spreading at an alarming pace in West Africa. It was so serious that governments in the region had locked down their bor
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Anti-Surveillance Mask Can Hide You From Biometric Face Scanners: “An ... 
The U.S. government is spending billions of dollars to ensure that they can monitor and track every single activity in which you engage, be it online of off. The latest attempt to infringe on the personal anonymity comes in the form of what has been referred to as Real I.D., essentially a social security number for the internet which would be used to follow your every move in cyberspace. Coupled with technologies that include email mining, global positioning systems, predictive behavioral analys
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
2008 Meltdown Revisited – There’s No Solution
I just had the pleasure of being interviewed by Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog. Amongst other things we discuss the demise of the dollar which of course is timely with the announcement today of a BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement. Bail-ins will be the norm as the banking system fights for survival and 2008 will seem like a gentle rehearsal in relation to the calamities that we will see in fi
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Will Guerrilla Warfare Linger Long After Ukraine Takes Donetsk?
Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine hope for support from Putin, but no such support is on the horizon. It may be weeks or longer , but one by one, the Ukrainian army is taking back rebel-controlled areas. Next up, Donetsk: A rebel city encircled by Ukraine’s army. A week has passed since the turning point of the Ukrainian army’s triumph in Slavyansk, 110km north, the rebels’ main stronghold in eastern Ukraine, but from which the militants fled last Saturday. Many headed to Donetsk, vowing to make
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Final Warning: Individual Investors Piling Into Stocks, Market Leverage Hits All Tim 
The story goes that in the Winter of 1928 Joe Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, went to have his shoes shined. When the shoe shine boy finished he offered Kennedy a tip. “Buy Hindeburg,” he said. Kennedy promptly sold off all of his stock holdings. Within a year the United States saw a massive stock market crash that wiped out the life savings of millions of Americans and ushered in a decade’s long Great Depression. When asked why he sold all his stocks Kennedy replied, “You know it’
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Report: Food Prices Skyrocket: “We’re Going to Have a Major Problem Coming Into the Fall” 
While government statisticians claim robust growth, recent data points suggest otherwise. Consumers are quickly running out of money, home sales have collapsed and hit their biggest drop in three years, there are more Americans out of the labor force than ever before, and one third of adults under the age of 35 are living with their parents because they can no longer afford to pay their own mortgage. By all accounts, the reality is that we are now factually in a recession, a point further emphas
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Bill Black on the Rule of Predatory Finance Over Argentina 
As you know I think that this ruling by the Supreme Court, written by Antonin Scalia, which essentially puts the Argentine people and the other creditors at the mercy of the demands of a few vulture funds, may prove to be a watershed, or perhaps trigger, event in the excesses of crony capitalism and the Empire of the Dollar.  The blowback from this action on foreign assets held in the US, and on US corporate assets held overseas, may be profound.   The BRICs will be having their a
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Hosed at the Pump: Where are the Highest Gas Taxes in The Nation?
The Tax Foundation posted the following map of gasoline taxes. The Tax Foundation says "Gas taxes are generally used to fund transportation infrastructure maintenance and new projects. While gas taxes are not a perfect user fee like tolls, they are generally more favorable than other taxes because they at least loosely connect the users of roads with the costs of enjoying them. However, some of our recent analysis shows that many states do not rely on gas taxes and tolls as much as they coul
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Rick Ackerman
  When Will the Fed Tighten? Never. 
I worked some numbers over the weekend in order to refine my forecast for Fed policy. One prediction that has stood the test of time is that any real tightening by the central bank is as likely as a Martian invasion. Turns out that when you crunch the latest data available, a Martian invasion winds up being 1.835 times as likely as any Fed tightening now or in the future. The formula I used to handicap this bet is proprietary and somewhat esoteric, so I won’t go into it here. But the bottom line
Monday, July 07, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
BIS Slams the Fed; Ridiculous Question of the Day: "Is The Fed Going To Attempt A Controlled Collaps 
Earlier today, reader Charles asked me what I thought about an article on ZeroHedge entitled "Is The Fed Going To Attempt A Controlled Collapse?" The question stems from lengthy (256 page PDF) from the BIS Annual Report (Bank for International Settlements) that stated among other things "The only source of lasting prosperity is a stronger supply side. It is essential to move away from debt as the main engine of growth." The BIS slammed the Fed in numerous places and in numerous ways, especiall
Friday, July 11, 2014
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Investors facing unprecedented geopoliitcal and financial market risk – Greyerz
Egon von Greyerz: “I see an acceleration in the destruction of currencies and in particular the U.S. dollar. And that could start very soon. Of course we will have runs on the euro and on the yen as well since their economies are in a total mess, but the dollar will be the first to fall. There are currently so many factors that will cause the dollar’s fall: First of all, FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and other U.S. regulations means that every single transaction in dollars will
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
  Shocking Videos: The Post Collapse World Will Be Violent and Brutal *EXTREMELY GRAPHIC I 
One thing that has become quite common in discussions about the possible collapse of our society is for people to romanticize what the world will look like. With the government gone, people think they’ll be free to do as they they please. They assume that, while the world as we know it will most certainly change, the system will remain fairly stable. Most of us want to believe there will be trading posts to replace grocery stores, that we’ll be able to produce our own food without being bothered
Monday, June 16, 2014
Chris Ciovacco - Ciovacco Capital Management
Retirement: Are You Exposed To False Diversification Risk?
Retirement: Is Your Due Diligence Complete? While building a growth-and-income portfolio for retirement, many investors have properly addressed steps 1, 2, and 3 in the list below. As we will demonstrate via step 4, portfolios consisting of a diversified basket of blue-chip dividend payers may leave investors exposed to higher than anticipated risks in a bear market. Therefore, adding step 5 to your prudent dividend approach can improve your odds of protecting and growing your retirem
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Rick Ackerman
Global Giddiness at a Cyclical Peak?
The financial system’s interminable endgame continued last week with a hiccup in global markets that was attributed to liquidity problems at a Portuguese bank. Some might have hoped Europe’s problems were behind us, especially with the spate of ginned-up stories concerning Spain’s miraculous economic recovery – if not in statistical fact, then speculatively in the shrinking spread between yields on Spanish paper and the debt of countries whose economies remain a few more steps distant from eclip
Monday, July 14, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Big Brother's Right to Censorship and Erase History; Misplaced Hope For a "Limited Big Brother"
Let's take a look at disturbing aspects of censorship, in which thousands of references to people have virtually disappeared from the internet following an EU ruling on the "Right to Be Forgotten" in which individuals have the right to ask search engines to remove links with personal information about them. Wikipedia provides the background for discussion. The right to be forgotten ‘reflects the claim of an individual to have certain data deleted so that third persons can no longer trace them
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
When Trust and Confidence Is Lost, The Die Is Cast 
"After nearly 6 years of blocking the normal development of systemic transition, a blocking caused by a flood of dollars leading to a renewed artificial global addiction to the US dollar, history is now taking its course. It isn’t as if during these six years nothing has happened. On the one hand, the US has failed to relaunch its economy and the actual situation for Americans has only got worse, and on the other, the emerging nations have used – and contributed to creating – this 'pause' to
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welf 
Amid all the talk of recovery by politicians, economic officials and big business leaders, the fundamental numbers behind all the propaganda tell a starkly different story. Home sales have dropped to record lows, more people are out of the workforce than anytime in the last 50 years, and cash-strapped consumers have run out of money to fuel economic growth. By all meaningful measures the American boom times of old are gone. A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services suggest
Friday, July 11, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Paris to Tax Empty Offices at 20-40% of Rental Value; Price Crash On the Way 
The ideas from France get nuttier and nuttier as time goes by. Via translation from Les Echos, please consider Paris Will Tax Empty Offices. The Paris City Council approved Tuesday a tax on commercial vacant properties. The main objective according to city planners is to encourage the conversion of empty offices into housing, not to "create a new tax". The city plans to tax owners of vacant commercial premises at 20% of the rental value of the first year, 30% the second, 40% the third year, fr
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
David Cay Johnston: The Impact of American Inequality
"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes... No free government can stand without virtue in the people and a lofty spirit of patriotism, and if the sordid feelings of mere selfishness shall usurp the place which ought to be filled by public spirit, the legislation of Congress will soon be converted into a scramble for personal and sectional advantages... It is one of the serious evils of our present system of banking t
Sunday, June 22, 2014