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 2018-08-21 13:26 

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PDVSA Settles With ConocoPhillips In Desperate Bid To Stop Decline...

Authored by Nick Cunningham via Oilprice.com, PDVSA settled with ConocoPhillips on Monday over an outstanding debt issue , a move that the Venezuelan oil company surely hopes will give it some breathing room even as the nation continues to crumble. Earlie...

 2018-08-21 13:07 

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US Foreclosures Rise For First Time In 36 Months...

One month ago we discussed why according to the recent data, the " Housing Market Headed For "Broadest Slowdown In Years ." Fast forward to today, when we received the latest confirmation that the US housing market appears to have recently hit...

 2018-08-21 12:47 

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America Is Overdue For Another Economic Disaster...

Authored by George Will via NationalReview.com, Underneath the current economic boom, there are some truly worrying signs... Eric Sevareid (19121992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after t...

 2018-08-21 12:27 

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Iran Unveils New Domestic-Made Fighter Jet Amid Rising Military Tensions...

Amidst a tightening economic noose and now nearly weekly war of words with the Trump administration, Iran has just rolled out with its first 100% domestically-produced fighter jet. Iranian state television aired footage of President Hassan Rouhani sitting...

 2018-08-21 12:05 

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World's Biggest Wealth Fund Dings Tesla: "We Want To Be Invested In Companies That Make Money"...

Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund - the largest in the world - reported earnings for Q2 on Tuesday, a quarter in which it made $20 billion but mostly thanks to the oil and gas stocks that it looking to divest as part of its clean mandate. However, its ...

 2018-08-21 11:28 

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Microsoft Says It Thwarted Russian Intelligence Hack Of Conservative Critics Of Trump...

Microsoft revealed that at least two conservative think tanks and government sites used by Congressional staff were hacked last week as part of an alleged operation linked to Russian military intelligence. Reuters reports based on on an early Tuesday morn...

 2018-08-21 10:58 

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Dollar Tumbles On Trump's Fed Attack, Sending Global Stocks Higher...

The dollar slumped for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday and US Treasuries dropped, after President Trump criticized higher interest rates and the Fed's rate hike policy, while slamming China and EU for currency manipulation. The DXY index dropped...

 2018-08-21 09:00 

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Hutton Blames "Shit Life Syndrome" For Brits' Slumping Life-Expectancy...

Authored by Will Hutton, op-ed via The Guardian, Life expectancy figures are going into reverse. But abandoning Brexit could save us Britain and America are in the midst of a barely reported public health crisis. They are experiencing not merely a slowdow...

 2018-08-21 08:15 

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Iran Oil Minister Confirms French Energy Giant Total Quits $5bn Pars Gas Deal...

On Monday Iran's oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh confirmed the official withdrawal of France's Total from its project in the South Pars gas field, a contract totaling $4.9 billion. The South Pars gas field is the world's largest, and the an...

 2018-08-21 07:30 

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Denmark As A Model For American Socialists?...

Authored by Lars Hedegard via The Gatestone Institute, Here are some facts to consider before American "democratic socialists" look to Denmark for guidance, as Senator Bernie Sanders did during the 2016 presidential campaign. First of all, Danes a...

 2018-08-21 06:45 

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As Lira Collapses, Turks Are Piling Into Cryptocurrency...

The hype is dead, long live the hype. 2017 was a breakthrough year for cryptocurrency. Its combined market cap soared to unprecedented heights, leading to lots of media attention and celebrity endorsements, such as Paris Hilton and Floyd Mayweather, for B...

 2018-08-21 06:00 

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The Swedish Welfare State Leads To Poor Immigrant Assimilation...

Authored by Jos Nio via The Mises Institute, Are cracks emerging in the Swedish welfare state? Leftist experts routinely praise the country for its generous welfare state, and cast shame on countries in the Anglo sphere, such as the United States, for not...

 2018-08-21 05:00 

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World Population Growth Visualized (1950-2100)...

In any large set of data, there are bound to be some interesting outliers. Today's data visualization comes to us from Reddit user /r/mythicquale and it shows the population growth of every country using data and projections from the United Nations po...

 2018-08-21 04:05 

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Former MI6 Spy Alastair Crooke: The Metaphysics To Our Present Global Anguish...

Authored by former MI6 spy and EU diplomat Alastair Crooke via The Strategic Culture Foundation, James Jatras, a former US diplomat poses a highly pertinent question in his piece Lenin Updated : Firstly, he says, President Trump meets with President Putin...

 2018-08-21 03:45 

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Majority Americans Want Diplomacy With Russia Over Sanctions: Gallup...

A Monday Gallup poll reveals that most Americans feel it is more important for the United States to work towards improving relations with Russia, as opposed to sanctions. Of those surveyed, 58% say it's "more important to improve relations with Ru...

 2018-08-21 03:25 

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Geoengineering Could Lead To Lower Crop Yields: New Study...

Authored by Derrick Broze via The Conscious Resistance, A new study has determined that spraying the skies with chemicals to combat global warming will likely come with the unintended side-effect of reducing crop yields. Researchers with the University of...

 2018-08-21 03:05 

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Chinese Oil Imports From Iran Surge As Beijing Shifts To Iran Tankers To Bypass Sanctions...

One month ago, when discussing the shift in Iran's oil customer base as a result of Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear treaty and the potential blowback from China, we noted that in a harbinger of what's to come, an executive from China&...

 2018-08-21 02:45 

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Pentagon: US Forces To Stay In Iraq "As Long As Needed"...

Via Middle East Eye, US forces will stay in Iraq "as long as needed" to help stabilise regions once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a spokesman for the US-led international coalition said on Sunday. "We'll keep troops there as ...

 2018-08-21 02:25 

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Luxury Apartment Sales Plummet In New York As Sellers "Capitulate"...

Sales of luxury apartments that cost $5 million or more in New York City have plummeted more than 31% over the first six months of this year, and sellers are trying to make up for the drop in sales by slashing prices to meet buying demand. A market report...

 2018-08-21 02:05 

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In Monsters We Trust: US Mainstream Media No Friend Of The American People...

Authored by Robert Bridge via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Over the course of his turbulent presidency, Donald Trump has accused various media companies, with special attention reserved for CNN, as being purveyors of 'fake news.' In one early...

 2018-08-21 01:55 

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BOJ Issues "Red Hot" Warning: Stocks May Drop And We Won't Be There...

Remember when a 0.2% drop in the stock market was considered large enough to merit central bank intervention? If you can't that's ok: it was never meant to be the case. Only that's not true in Japan: in recent years, every time the Japanese To...

 2018-08-21 01:45 

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'Zimbabwe-fication' Begins: Farmers Panic As South Africa Seizes First White-Owned Land...

South Africa's white farmers have been desperately trying to sell their lands at record pace ahead of planned government land seizures, according to a local farmer's union . However, there are no buyers. As Ryan Martinez writes for PlanertFreeWill...

 2018-08-21 01:25 

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Johnstone: How To Get Rid Of Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists...

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, Are you as sick and tired as I am of all those tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy nutters who express skepticism whenever the kind and beneficent US intelligence agencies bestow us with urgent information about a ...

 2018-08-21 01:05 

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UK Finally Ditches "Moderate Rebels" Ahead Of Syrian Army Advance On Idlib...

CNN warns that Syrian and Russian forces are closing in on the "last rebel stronghold" in Syria while characteristically failing to inform its readers that the "rebel" coalition in control of the northwest pocket of Idlib is but the latest...

 2018-08-21 00:45 

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Ron Paul On America: "Protectionism Abroad & Socialism At Home"...

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, One of the most insidious ways politicians expand government is by creating new programs to "solve" problems created by politicians. For example, government interference in he...

 2018-08-21 00:25 

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US Soldier Killed In Iraq Helicopter Crash After Raid Against ISIS Target...

An American soldier was killed and several troops injured late on Sunday in Iraq when their helicopter crashed after participating in a raid against an Islamic State target, military officials said Monday. There are no indications that the helicopter was ...

 2018-08-21 00:05 

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New Study: Robots Can Brainwash Children Into "Mindless Conformity"...

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, A new study has shown that robots can brainwash children, essentially programming their minds into "mindless conformity." Children can be significantly influenced by machines, even when the robots were obvio...

 2018-08-20 23:45 

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Sweden In Crisis: Leading PM Candidate Vows Migration Reforms As Nationalism Surges...

After reeling from the sight of approximately 100 burning cars, frequent shootings, grenade attacks and sexual assaults, populism is rising in Sweden - as evidenced by the anti-immigration right-wing Sweden Democrats party surging in polls leading up to n...

 2018-08-20 23:25 

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Escobar: So What Will 'The Sanctioned Supergroup' Do?...

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Those were the days, during the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, when the earth was actually ruled by rock supergroups from Cream and Led Zeppelin to Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Welcome back my friends to the show...

 2018-08-20 23:05 

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North Korea To Let UN Inspectors Observe Missile Launches...

North Korea has agreed to allow the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to conduct an on-site inspection of the country's missile launches in order to ensure the safety of international flights from the country's missile laun...

 2018-08-20 22:45 

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The Shape Of Trump To Come?...

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, I thought I'd make list of things we can expect to emanate from the White House over the coming year or so. I'm sure you will agree, wherever you stand on the political roller coaster, t...

 2018-08-20 22:25 

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Chelsea Clinton Says She Might Run For Office One Day...

Will we have to endure a Hillary 2.0 for decades to come? Will we witness a "Chelsea 2032" campaign? On Monday Chelsea Clinton caused a stir when at an event in Edinburgh, Scotland she said an eventual run for political office is a "definite m...

 2018-08-20 22:05 

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DOJ Indicts Iranians Accused Of Spying For Iran On Jewish, Anti-Khomeini Groups...

The Department of Justice indicted two individuals accused of spying on Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, as well as the anti-Khomeini group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Maji...

 2018-08-20 21:45 

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Desperate China Unveils Plan To Tax Childless Couples To Avoid "Demographic Time Bomb"...

China, like Japan , faces a demographic crisis , and like Japan, the central planners have decided to do something about it. Japan has tried a few things - from imposing "handsome taxes" to make it easier for uglier men to get laid, to changing wo...

 2018-08-20 21:25 

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Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period...

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as " significant ", and there were 53 earthquakes that met tha...

 2018-08-20 21:06 

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Brazil Deploys Troops To Venezuela Border After Migrant Chaos - "This Is Going To Turn Into War!"...

Brazil's President Michel Temer announced an emergency meeting of government Sunday after deploying troops to the border town of Pacaraima where Venezuelan migrants clashed with residents. Temer met with key officials at his presidential palace, inclu...

 2018-08-20 20:45 

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The Telltale Signs Of Imperial Decline...

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Nothing is as permanent as we imagine - especially super-complex, super-costly, super-asymmetric and super-debt-dependent systems. Check which signs of Imperial decline you see around you: The hubris of ...

 2018-08-20 20:19 

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Trump Doubts China Trade-Talks' Progress, Says Fed "Should Do What's Good For Country"...

In his most vitriolic interview yet with regard the markets, Reuters reports that (to the establishment's horror) that he was "not thrilled" with The Fed hiking rates imploring that Jay Powell should "do what's good for the country,...

 2018-08-20 20:16 

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"We Are Not Going Bankrupt" Musk Vows As Tesla Suppliers Panic Over Stopped Payments...

Less than a month after the WSJ reported first that Tesla was quietly asking suppliers for "cash back" on existing and future projects, describing the request as "essential to Tesla's continued operation" and characterizing it as an in...

 2018-08-20 20:00 

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Bond Bears Bruised As Yields Hit 3-Mo Lows; Brazil, Mexico, & Turkey Tumble...

Ignore the crashing yield curve, slumping rates, disappointing data, and dumping lira... stocks are up bitches... China's National Team stepped in to save the world overnight... European stocks took China's lead... US equity markets extended last-...

 2018-08-20 19:50 

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Different Strokes: Porn Website To Reward People For Watching...

Authored by Maxwell William via CoinTelegraph.com, Porn website Tube8 has revealed plans to create a blockchain -based platform for users to earn crypto tokens as they watch and interact with Tube8 videos , according to Hard Fork , August 17. image courte...

 2018-08-20 19:31 

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Italian Government Warned 6 Months Ago Over Deadly Genoa Bridge As New Footage Shows Moment Of Collapse...

The public shock and fury surrounding one of the biggest infrastructure tragedies in Italian history is about to get worse. Days after a 200 meter section of the Morandi bridge in Genoa collapsed, killing 43 people, it emerged that Italian transport minis...

 2018-08-20 19:09 

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Stockman Slams "Unhinged" White House, Warns Of "World Market...Train Wreck"...

In his ubiquitous no-holds-barred manner, former OIMB budget director David Stockman unleashed his own brand of fact-based reality on an unsuspecting CNBC audience late last week. "You've got a train wreck on trade. You've got a train wreck on...

 2018-08-20 18:51 

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Student Loans Are Starting To Bite The Economy...

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via Bloomberg.com, It's that time of year, when students prepare to head back to the classroom. For many taking the next step in higher education, the question is increasingly, "Is it worth it?" Millions of...

 2018-08-20 18:30 

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Venezuela Slashes 5 Zeros From Currency In "One Of Greatest Devaluations Ever"...

As previewed yesterday , on Monday Venezuela officially slashed five zeros from prices and its currency as part of what has been dubbed one of the greatest currency devaluations in history which slashed the value of the official bolivar by 95%, an overhau...

 2018-08-20 18:07 

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Growing Reluctance To Move: Job Relocations Slump...

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Despite a tight labor market with numerous openings, there's a growing reluctance to move. The Wall Street Journal reports Fewer Americans Uproot Themselves for New Jobs . Fewer Americans are moving around the c...

 2018-08-20 17:46 

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Turkish Lira Tumbles: SocGen Expects "Pain Threshold" Crash Pushing USDTRY To 8.00...

With Turkish capital markets closed for a week-long holiday, traders expected last week's Turkish Lira fireworks to remain subdued. And yet, after closing for trading at around 6.00 last Friday, the Lira has resumed its drop, and was trading as low as...

 2018-08-20 17:28 

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Jim Kunstler Warns: "The Winners Will Lose & The Losers Will Win"...

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, Who doesn't want to think that they are a good human being? That they are a person of good intentions, clear conscience, fair-minded, generous, loving, and merciful? On the other hand, who wants to b...

 2018-08-20 17:05 

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Deutsche Bank Tells Employees To Travel Less To Cut Costs...

Forget the days of traveling first class to meet clients: Deutsche Bank, which following major management upheaval in the past year, is telling its employees to take the bus whenever possible. In the latest indignity to befall the bank's employees, in...

 2018-08-20 16:45 

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Power-Hungry Amazon Sticking Rural Americans With Tab For Data-Center Expansions...

Amazon, through negotiated tax incentives and secret deals with power companies and politicians, has perfected the art of sticking rural Americans with the tab for their power-hungry data centers, reports Bloomberg . Power companies, like politicians, act...

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