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 2018-09-20 11:37 

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Trump: "The OPEC Monopoly Must Get Prices Down Now!"...

Less than three months after Trump's latest tweet slamming OPEC, in which he warned the petroleum cartel that "the United States defends many of their members for very little $'s. This must be a two way street. REDUCE PRICING NOW!"... ... ...

 2018-09-20 11:16 

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Turkish Lira Swings Violently As Erdogan's Economic Plan Spooks Traders...

The Turkish lira swung violently, rising to session highs then slumping 1.5% after Turkey presented its medium term economic plan, which together with last week's massive 625bps rate hike was supposed to restore investor confidence in the country'...

 2018-09-20 10:43 

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World Stocks, 10Y Yields Rise As Trade Tensions Ease; Dollar Slides...

World stocks and US equity futures continued to rise on Thursday in thin trade amid relief that the latest U.S. and Chinese tariffs on were less harsh than feared despite concerns about next steps in the US-Sino trade war, helped by a dollar which slid to...

 2018-09-20 10:04 

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In Latest Trade-War Escalation, China Will Cut Tariffs On Imported Goods...

As we've pointed out in the past, one of China's biggest disadvantages in the burgeoning trade war with the US is its yawning trade surplus, which constrains its ability to impose retaliatory tariffs on US goods (which explains China's latest ...

 2018-09-20 09:00 

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Iran Sanctions Are Damaging The Dollar...

Authored by Nick Cunningham via Oilprice.com, Painful sanctions on Iran have demonstrated the long reach of the U.S. Treasury, forcing much of the globe to fall in line and cut oil imports from Iran despite widespread disagreement over the policy. Yet, we...

 2018-09-20 08:15 

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Over 80% Of Dutch Support Restrictions On Muslim Women's Clothing...

In August a Danish law came into force banning face-covering veils, and as Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, the move to ban burqas or niqabs has proven highly controversial and divisive . There were protests when the law came into force and the Scandi...

 2018-09-20 07:30 

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Turkish Education: Same Old Religious Obsession, Only Worse...

Authored by Burak Bekdil via The Gatestone Institute, In 2017, Turkey stopped teaching evolution at secondary school: for extremists, Darwinism remains a taboo subject. Instead, school textbooks started teaching Turkish pupils "jihad." A good scho...

 2018-09-20 06:45 

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New EU Copyright Law Could Force Online Platforms To Ban Memes Across Europe...

A new law being just passed in European Parliament and in the process of becoming finalized has received scant media attention, but could be nothing short of revolutionary in terms of its lasting impact on the internet, political speech and discourse, and...

 2018-09-20 06:00 

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Orban's Moscow Visit A Middle Finger To EU After Last Week's Humiliation...

Authored by John Laughland via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, The " salon des refuss " of political dissidents in the EU is getting bigger by the day. Less than a week after his government was condemned in a vote in the European pa...

 2018-09-20 05:00 

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Animated Map: Visualizing 2,400 Years Of European History...

The history of Europe is breathtakingly complex. While there are rare exceptions like Andorra and Portugal, which have had remarkably static borders for hundreds of years, as Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley points out, jurisdiction over portions of t...

 2018-09-20 03:45 

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The 'Adults In The White House' Trying To Save US From Trump Are Just As Dangerous As He Is...

Authored by Patrick Cockburn via Counterpunch.org, Before his election as president it was understandable that Donald Trump's critics should have vastly underestimated his ability as a politician. It is much less excusable and self-destructive to effe...

 2018-09-20 03:25 

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Bill Gates: The Threat Of A "Disease X" Global Pandemic Is "Very Real"...

When it comes to global health policy, Bill Gates has never been known for subtlety. So it's hardly surprising that his charitable foundation's latest report on the greatest challenges facing mankind might make some readers want to lock themselves...

 2018-09-20 03:05 

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Communist China Moves To Control Billions Through "Social Credit"...

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, In a chilling but unsurprising move, Communist China seeks ultimate control over the population by introducing a scorecard which will supposedly keep the public in check. The big brother system will monitor all citi...

 2018-09-20 02:45 

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Trump Weighs In On The Single Worst Mistake In American History...

In a wide ranging interview with The Hill on Tuesday conducted in the Oval Office, President Trump was asked to give his take on the biggest mistake in American history. Considering just how open-ended a question that is, it's perhaps surprising that ...

 2018-09-20 02:25 

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What Really Happens When The SHTF Is Over (Spoiler Alert: Not What Most People Expect)...

Authored by 'Selco' via Daisy Luther's Organic Prepper blog, When finally the SHTF was over, when peace came it was not like we imagined it. It was very different from what we imagined it while we were in the middle of the SHTF. It was differe...

 2018-09-20 02:05 

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Wall Street Salaries Hit Highest Level Since Lehman...

Thanks to a wave of consolidation that has helped banks compensate for rock-bottom interest rates and tighter capital requirements, Wall Street's pre-tax profit grew by a staggering 42% last year, according to an annual report from the New York State ...

 2018-09-20 01:45 

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Taxing And Tracking The Independent Media: Censorship And Control...

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces ) via SHTFplan.com, One of the most heinous things about taxes is that they support the very 'organs' (to quote a Soviet-era term) of gove...

 2018-09-20 01:25 

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"Serious Public Health Crisis" Developing As Lagoons Of Pig Waste Overflow After Florence...

As the flooding from Hurricane Florence dissipates, North Carolina residents could face significant public-health and environmental crisis after at least 17 animal waste pits, coal ash facilities, and human sewage plants across the state released millions...

 2018-09-20 01:05 

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Central Planning Failed In The USSR, But Central Banks Have Revived It...

Authored by Vitaliy Katsenelson via The Mises Institute, The Federal Reserve's changing of the guard - the end of Janet Yellen's tenure and the beginning of the Jerome Powell era - has me remembering what it was like to grow up in the former Sovie...

 2018-09-20 00:45 

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The HELOC ATM Is Back - Over 24 Million Americans Are Using Home Equity "To Get By"...

Americans' propensity to use their home equity to pay for routine household expenses - as if it was a credit card - has waned in the years since the financial crisis, largely because home ownership rates have also plunged to the lowest level in modern...

 2018-09-20 00:25 

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South African BLF Party: White "Existence Is A Crime...We Say Land Or Death"...

Authored by Chris Menahan via InformationLiberation.com, Remember folks: white people are not being targeted in South Africa and President Trump and others who suggest otherwise are conspiracy theorists! From Daniel Friedman, Citizen.co.za, "White exi...

 2018-09-20 00:05 

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Sessions Tells Chicago: "If You Want More Shootings, More Death, Listen To ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives Matter"...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Chicago audience that groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are responsible for increased violence in Chicago. Speaking at a conference in North Chicago, Sessions said &#...

 2018-09-19 23:45 

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Digging Into Wealth And Income Inequality...

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, That changes our perspective on the wonderfulness of ever-expanding household wealth. The assets of U.S. households recently topped $100 trillion, yet another sign that everything is going swimmingly in ...

 2018-09-19 23:25 

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"Retirement Crisis": The Typical Working American Has Nothing Saved For Retirement...

A startling new report issued by the non-profit National Institute on Retirement Security found that despite the "recovery" of the last decade leading to all time highs in the stock market, the savings levels of Americans who seek to retire are &#...

 2018-09-19 23:05 

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Alibaba's Jack Ma Cancels Promise For 1 Million US Jobs Amid US-China Trade Dispute...

Alibaba founder and Chairman Jack Ma says that the Chinese retail giant won't follow through on a promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to the ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing, according to CNBC . Ma made the pr...

 2018-09-19 22:45 

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Here's More Evidence That Wealthy Taxpayers Are Fleeing Connecticut...

Since the birth of the automobile and the development of the highway system in the 1950s, the State of Connecticut has been associated with wealth, thanks largely to tony tri-state-area suburbs like Greenwich and Westport that straddle the state's bor...

 2018-09-19 22:25 

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Decoding Putin's Response To Attack In Syria...

Authored by Tom Luongo, The fog of war and geopolitics makes initial responses to the attack on Russian and Syrian forces recently difficult to assess. Russian President Vladimir Putin's response seemed timid and was at odds with statements from his D...

 2018-09-19 22:05 

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Chicago Set To Offer $350 Million ObamaLand Center 99-Year Lease For Just $10...

The Obama foundation is set to receive a 99-year lease to build its Presidential Center in Chicago's Jackson Park, according to Chicago Business . The ordinance will go before the City Council on Thursday, along with an ordinance that covers use of th...

 2018-09-19 21:41 

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Emerging Market Euphoria Is Back With A Bang...

Traditionally, every time 10Y US Treasury Yields have jumped solidly above the 3% level - as they have in recent days - Emerging Markets were among the first casualties. But not this time, in fact quite the opposite as developing-nation stocks climbed for...

 2018-09-19 21:25 

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DOJ Vows To Investigate After Second Veritas Video Exposes "Deep Throat" Types Within HHS...

The Department of Justice on Wednesday said it would look into allegations of "misuse of government resources to advance personal interests" after James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released a second video this week exposing "deep state&#...

 2018-09-19 21:05 

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Ron Paul Rants That Republicans Share The Blame For Socialism's Comeback...

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos survey, 70 percent of Americans, including about 50 percent of Republicans, support Medicare for all, the latest incarnation of single-payer health...

 2018-09-19 20:45 

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Amazon To Open 3,000 Cashierless Convenience Stores By 2021...

Retail workers who are pushing for higher wages better take notice: Amazon is preparing to put their bosses out of business. Roughly nine months after opening its first Amazon Go store in Seattle, Amazon announced on Wednesday that it is planning a massiv...

 2018-09-19 20:25 

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The Market Is "Sandbagging Us" - Mark Spitznagel Sees "Deeper & Deeper" Crashes Ahead...

Universa Investments LP founder, Mark Spitznagel, discusses the lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis, warning Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker that the current stock market exuberance is "sandbagging"; investors again, just like it did in p...

 2018-09-19 20:02 

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US Stocks Pop, Stop, & Drop As Global Bond Bloodbath Reaches 5-Year-High Yields...

Bond Bears are back... The momo ignited by Tuesday's National Team liftathon carried through into Wednesday and Chinese stocks stormed higher still... European stocks were all higher. Take your pick in US equity land - Stocks surged (Dow), Stocks did ...

 2018-09-19 19:51 

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Are Media Matters And George Soros Behind The Social Media Purge?...

A nearly two-year-old document reportedly issued by 'Media Matters for America' lays out a plan for "defeating Trump" and Republicans over the next four years. But is this strategy actually responsible for the social media taking place on ...

 2018-09-19 19:37 

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Tesla DOJ Probe Getting Wider, May Piggyback On SEC Subpoenas...

As we reported yesterday , the Department of Justice is looking into Tesla for wrongdoing as part of a "criminal probe". The investigation was reportedly spurred by Elon Musk's early August tweet in which he stated that he had "funding sec...

 2018-09-19 19:22 

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Tilray Plummets From All Time High, Halted 5 Times...

Update 2 : Halt #5, this time on the upside as the stock soars from red on the day to $217 in under 5 minutes. * * * Update 1: And a 4th halt, as the Tilray plunge continues, now at $168. In a spectacular plunge, the stock is now down 45% from all time hi...

 2018-09-19 19:15 

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Why The Long-End Is Coming Unglued...

With 30Y yields blowing out, the long end is "coming unglued" in the words of Nomura's x-asset strategist Charlie McElligott, who writes today that as the "bear (steepening) raid" in US Treasurys grinds-on, the Fed skeptics (i.e. doves...

 2018-09-19 18:59 

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How Much Longer Will The "Trump Tariff Put" Last?...

Submitted by Nick Colas of DataTrek Research Markets continue to ignore rising trade tensions, essentially hanging their hat on a "Trump Tariff Put". If stocks begin to worry that the President's policies truly endanger economic and corporate ...

 2018-09-19 18:47 

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All Eyes Will Be On This Dot During Next Week's FOMC Meeting...

With a 25bps rate hike during next Wednesday's FOMC meeting virtually assured, trader attentions will be focused on something else entirely: the median 2019 dot, shown below, as well as any changes to the "accommodative" language from the Aug....

 2018-09-19 18:20 

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The Biggest Risk In Today's Oil Markets...

Submited by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com The oil market is " tightening up ," but the Trump administration could still spoil oil prices if its aggressive trade war against China drags down economic growth. The U.S. stepped up the trade conflict...

 2018-09-19 18:02 

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Trader Warns "Markets Are On The Move, Beware Of Ignoring Why"...

" Markets are never wrong, but they are often misunderstood, or the prevailing flows are given credit they were never intended to convey , and sometimes investors execute trades just because they have to ," warns former fund manager and FX trader ...

 2018-09-19 17:40 

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This Time Is Different... Because There's Free Tequila!...

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, We poke a lot of fun at the MANY absurdities we see in this current bubble. As we've discussed countless times over the past few years, there are consequences from the fact that central bankers have conjur...

 2018-09-19 17:20 

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FBI Will Not Launch Criminal Probe Into Kavanaugh Allegations...

Following repeated demands from numerous parties for an official federal probe into the sexual assault allegations leveled against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Fox News reports that the FBI will not launch a criminal ...

 2018-09-19 17:03 

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Bill Clinton Accuser Wants FBI To Probe Violent Rape Claim After Hillary Bobbles Kavanaugh Question...

Hours after Hillary Clinton sidestepped a question involving her husband's rape allegations, one of Bill Clinton's accusers, Juanita Broaddrick, demanded an FBI investigation into her claim that the former President committed a " forcible, bru...

 2018-09-19 16:47 

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Capitalism Makes Us More Humane...

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, In the midst of high winds and flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, we hear of a truck driver who saved 53 dogs and 11 cats from flood waters. And then there is the case of a woman who saved 18 dogs...

 2018-09-19 16:32 

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Active Shooting Reported At Wisconsin Office Building; ATF, Local Police Responding...

Local and federal authorities are responding to a reported active shooting situation at a building on the 1800 block of Deming Way in Middleton, Wisconsin, a small city on the western shore of Lake Mendota and about 6 miles from Madison. Local news report...

 2018-09-19 16:27 

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Is The Market Right To Ignore The Latest China Tariffs? One Bank Answers...

In the aftermath of Monday's additional tariff announcements, the most interest market response was how well financial markets - particularly equities and commodities, and to a lesser extent emerging markets - responded on both Tuesday and Wednesday t...

 2018-09-19 16:07 

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"I Don't Have An Attorney General": Trump Blasts Sessions, Says FBI Is A "Cancer In Our Country"...

Ever since Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to recuse himself from overseeing the DOJ's probe into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia back in the Spring of 2017 - a decision that set the stage for the appointment of Special ...

 2018-09-19 15:45 

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Inside Bannon's European Roadshow To Galvanize Populist Movements, Defeat Soros...

As we reported in July , former Trump strategist Steve Bannon has been canvassing Europe as he forms form a loose coalition of populist governments, coordinated through Brussels-based non-profit NGO; "The Movement." Founded by Belgian politician M...

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