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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.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Doctor’s Perspective: Facebook’s Own “Monster Study”

By Michael Gorback, M.D.: FB's psychological experimentation on hundreds of thousands of unwitting users is illicit human experimentation and a gross human-rights violation.

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Saturday
Jun282014

Mini Tax Havens: How Europe’s 1% Gets to Pay Only 1%

By Don Quijones: Under the guise of austerity, taxes on the middle class and small businesses in Spain and other countries have reached confiscatory levels. But for the wealthy, there is a special deal – and it erupted into a scandal.

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Monday
Jun232014

Investor Sentiment Flashes Warning

By David Moenning: After peaks in optimism since 1995, the S&P has lost on average 256 points and never gained until after the next extreme pessimism reading.

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Saturday
Jun212014

The Global Corporatocracy Is Nearing Completion

By Don Quijones: Quietly, the rules governing global trade and financial markets are being changed. Despite the enormous impact they have on our lives, the public is not consulted. Most people are not even aware it is happening.

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Friday
Jun202014

Canary In A Handbag: Why Coach Hit The Skids

By David Stockman: Coach just had an earnings fiasco. Sales plunged 21%. Prospects are worse for the period ahead. Store closings are coming. That's the payoff for playing the destructive game of the Wall Street casino.

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Wednesday
Jun182014

Argentina’s Impending Default: Fancy Footwork is a Bad Idea 

By Bianca Fernet, Argentina: The clock is ticking. Fast. June 30 is a mere 12 days away.

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Sunday
Jun152014

What Iraq’s Disintegration Means for Oil Markets

Executive Report, ISA Intel: OPEC’s 2nd largest producer has the 5th largest reserves in the world and is one of the last places with enormous amounts of underexplored low-cost oil.

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Sunday
Jun152014

Sex, Drugs and Dodgy Accounting: Spain's New Growth Strategy

By Don Quijones: When it comes to creative accounting, few can hold a candle to Spain's finance minister Cristobal Montoro, who unveiled his latest scheme to “grow” the economy: adding prostitution and illegal drugs to GDP to solve a host of urgent problems.

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Friday
Jun132014

Buying Health Insurance: A Pig in a Poke

By Michael Gorback, M.D.:  When you buy health insurance, you only think you know what you’re buying. You know parameters such as the deductible, coinsurance, and other nonspecific things. But the devil doesn’t lurk in nonspecific things.

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Are Oil Traders Missing the Gravity of Mosul’s Fall to Insurgents?

By Nick Cunningham: OPEC’s second largest oil producer, Iraq, is in severe disarray just as the world has come to rely on its oil for greater energy supplies.

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Tuesday
Jun102014

The Art of Deception in Advertising

By Alex Hillsberg and David Adelman: The tricks that ads use to fools us would be hilarious, if it weren’t so serious. These photos of ads and reality will make you laugh, squirm, and gnash your teeth all at the same time.

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Monday
Jun092014

EPA Inflicts Mortal Wound on King Coal

Executive Report with ISA Intel: The EPA’s proposed rule to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants is a colossal move for the electric power sector and strikes at the heart of the coal industry. But there are big winners.

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Sunday
Jun082014

Spain’s Musical Thrones: Desperate Move by a Desperate Regime

By Don Quijones: The establishment, both inside and outside Spain, is alarmed at the scale and intensity of public anger in the country.

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Top 8 Reasons To Be Nervous About Stocks At These Levels

By Tim Biggam, Benzinga: As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about.

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Polish NGO to Obama: Mass Surveillance is Not Freedom

Katitza Rodriguez: On June 4, 2014, one day before the Snowden anniversary, Poland celebrates 25 years since the fall of an authoritarian regime. Obama is in Poland, meeting with many heads of states—including those caught up in the NSA’s surveillance scandal.

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Tuesday
Jun032014

The Questionable Staying Power Of The US Fracking Boom

By Dajahi Wiley: US oil production surged 64% since 2008, natural gas production 42% since 2005 – driven by the shale revolution. BP and Exxon saw the US as energy self-sufficient in 20 years. But three major red flags should curb this unfettered enthusiasm.

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Tuesday
Jun032014

The "Nuclear Solution" to Underfunded Public Pensions

By Dennis Miller: Most state and local pension funds are woefully underfunded. California, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, and Texas together officially lack $431 billion; promised money that won’t be paid out. The real numbers may be far worse. But there is a "solution."

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Monday
Jun022014

"They’re not using their heads”: California Hit with $31.6 Billion in Accounting Misstatements

By Chriss Street: The California Bureau of State Audits set off a scandal by disclosing that the Controller’s Office made accounting misstatements of $31.65 billion. That’s about a third of California’s General Fund Budget!

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Monday
Jun022014

Argentina Kowtows To “Paris Club” on Debt, Thinks It Won

By Bianca Fernet: Bond markets are abuzz about Argentina's deal with the Paris Club of creditors on US$9.7 billion of arrears from the 2001 financial crisis. Economy minister Kicillof emerged, in his mind and that of many, victorious. Brilliant diplomatic showmanship.

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Sunday
Jun012014

The Big Losers in the California Shale-Oil Fiasco

Executive Report with ISA Intel: Slashing the smoke-and-mirrors hype of the Monterey shale by 96% socked not only oil companies but also the state of California that was dreaming of $24.6 billion a year in revenues and 2.8 million jobs, now dissipated into thin air.

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