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Wolf Richter On The Keiser Report
"Debtonomics and the NSA"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where Is The Fear"

Wolf Richter on Max Keiser's "On The Edge" 
"The Pauperization of America"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where the Money Goes to Die"

Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis
Two favorite Australian Comedians

Clarke and Dawe: Quantitative Easing
Big industrial-strength printers, all facing the window

The Fastest Drive Ever Through San Francisco
Don't try to do this yourself
 

humanERROR - by "Frying Dutchman"
Powerful, lyrical appeal to the Japanese. Slams nuke industry, MSM, bureaucrats, and politicians.

Friday
May232014

Cloud Wars: Now Even the CIA Slams IBM’s Technology

Our spoiled American tech heroes yearn to get those big-fat contracts with the Intelligence Community. But it seems IBM is far better at financial engineering than actual engineering.

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Thursday
May222014

Why Global Banking Risk Is Not Calculated, But Incalculable – and Why RBS Is a Basket-Case

By John Ward: Incalculable risk.... The biggest reason remains exactly the same: derivative commitments. Everyone’s ignoring the elephant in the corner with body odor issues.

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Thursday
May222014

China’s Oil Giant At Center Of Corruption Probe

By Ky Krauthamer: Grins were on the faces of CNPC executives as they celebrated a blockbuster 30-year deal for Russian gas. For some, however, those grins might turn to grimaces; CNPC has been caught up in a series of highest profile corruption investigations.

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Thursday
May222014

This Happened Twice Before, And Each Time Stocks Crashed

In 2000 and 2007. The consequences were spectacular. Now, it happened a third time in fifteen years. And it’s forming an increasingly terrifying chart.

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Wednesday
May212014

Booming Retail Sales Hide A Terrible Problem in America

By Lee Adler: Actual, nominal retail sales grew at the robust annual rate of 4.8% after posting the best April performance since 2009. But we're in treacherous waters.

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Wednesday
May212014

China Bans Windows 8 From Government Computers After Leaked Warning By Germany About Backdoor To NSA

The unthinkable just happened to Microsoft in China.

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Wednesday
May212014

Missing Calories In A Bug Out Location

By Stefan Mudry: During upheavals that cause our system to collapse – this is what you’re preparing for with a Bug Out Location – lacking pesticides, fertilizers, and energy for irrigation and equipment will reduce food production. And then what?

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Tuesday
May202014

Argentina Fesses Up: Price of Milk Doesn’t Lie, But Politicians Do

By Sam Pothecary, Argentina: It said the economy shrank for the first time since 2012. This is confusing to us who live here: Does that mean it had been growing for years of peso devaluations, soaring inflation, unemployment, strikes, rising poverty and crime?

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Tuesday
May202014

Stephen Colbert Brilliant Takedown of Amazon's Ridiculous Photography Patent (Video)

By Adi Kamdar: Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, lampoons Amazon's absurd new patent on photography in front of a white background (brief video).

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Tuesday
May202014

Airbus CEO Calls For Currency War, Shoots Himself in Foot

Boeing got more orders in the first quarter than archrival Airbus. So at the ILA Berlin Air Show, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier spoke up against this ridiculous injustice. True to his Frenchness, he exhorted the ECB to do what central banks are supposed to do.

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Monday
May192014

This Chart Is The Fate of Housing In America As Student Loans Bankrupt A Whole Generation

The equation might not have gone so horribly awry if each class of graduates had seen their incomes skyrocket in line with their student debt. But that’s a crummy joke in America.

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Monday
May192014

Why Fast-Food Workers Are An Endangered Species

By James Murray: 30 years ago, if you’d told me I’d go to a fast-food joint, order on a tablet, and eat a machine-made burger, I would have said, "No way." And today?

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Sunday
May182014

'Austerity' in Spain: Corrupt Corporations Behind Bankrupt Private Toll Roads Get Bailed Out

By Don Quijones: “I don’t think the government will want this to go to the courts, as it won’t benefit anyone.”

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Saturday
May172014

BlackRock: Russian Bond Market “Freezing Up”

“People thought sanctions were about visas for oligarchs wanting to visit Disneyland. But they are much more important.”

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Friday
May162014

Momentum Stock Fiasco Pricks San Francisco Housing Bubble

Home prices in San Francisco hit $945,000 in February, 16% above the prior peak. But momentum stocks, which the city is addicted to, are crashing. With terrible results.

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Thursday
May152014

The Hazardous Hunt For Carry – Why The EM Rebound Isn’t Real 

By David Stockman: The monetary plumbers keep banging money market rates to zero, thereby ignoring what the money market rate really is in a financialized, debt-ridden system: the price of hot money, the single most important price in all of capitalism.

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Thursday
May152014

Russia Dumping US Treasuries? But Why the Heck in Belgium?

Belgium is known for its surprises. For example, it got by amazingly well for a couple of years without a national government, to the chagrin of a lot of people. Now that tiny country with a tiny economy is suddenly piling up a mountain of US Treasuries.

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Wednesday
May142014

France Thumbs Nose at Obama Over Sanctions: Will Deliver Two Warships to Russia

The battle between the US and France has been brewing for months, but now it came to a head: the French government decided to spite the US and move forward with the contract to deliver two warships to Russia. To heck with those silly sanctions.

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Wednesday
May142014

Why China Will Implode: It's A Monumental Building Aberration, Not An Economy 

By David Stockman: China isn’t just another booming Emerging Market economy trying to cool down excesses in fixed-asset investment and transition to a consumer-based economy. That notion is an odd-confluence of propaganda from Beijing and hopium from Wall Street.

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Tuesday
May132014

Like So 2000: Wall Street Pumps Crashed Internet Stocks

The hype mongers on Wall Street are back at work even while their stocks are swooning.

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