Jan 01 11:04

US Military’s Shortcomings: Most Expensive Does Not Mean Best

Despite being the leader in military spending, the US military has very serious shortcomings. It is mired in problems. Military planning deficiencies greatly reduce combat capabilities. Cost-effectiveness is a big problem. Being the most expensive does not automatically make the US military the best.

Jan 01 10:58

US Prepares for Forcible Entry Operations in Remote Theaters of War

Professionals study logistics, amateurs study tactics!

The facts and events summed up above are not front-page stories. They don’t tell much separately but tell a lot when put together and systematized. They lead to believe the United States is urgently preparing for a truly big war waged far away from its borders. The US military is sized, organized, and globally postured to fight it. A doctrine of expanding forces is not as straightforward as producing more fighters and weapon systems. Nothing is possible without logistics. That’s what is given the highest priority as the preparations are intensified.

Jan 01 10:07

Iran - Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A Larger Plan

In Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests we looked at the developing U.S.-Israeli operation to instigate a revolt in Iran. What follows are a few more background points and a view on the developments since. A color revolution or revolt in Iran have only little chances of success. But even as the fail they can be used as pretext for additional sanctions and other anti-Iranian measures. The current incidents are thus only one part of a much larger plan.

Jan 01 08:29

10 Ways America Is Falling Behind

Dec 31 09:26

2017 Currency ETF and Commodity Returns

Dec 31 08:07

Just Say No to taking on more Debt

Dec 31 07:46

Ignore these 5 common myths about bitcoin

Dec 31 07:16

The QE Unwind May Not Be Occurring As Planned

Dec 31 05:26

Danielle Park: Are We Due for a Recession?

Dec 31 04:40

Iran's Non-Oil Exports Hit $31bln in 9 Months

Iran boosted its non-oil exports in the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 22-December 22) as compared with the previous year's corresponding period.
According to the latest statistics, Iran exported over $31 billion during the said period.


(*THAT TEARS IT! , bomb the [EXPLICIT] out of Palestine and blame Iran for it !
whitehorse souce )

Dec 30 10:53

Kidnapped Crypto Exchange Executive Reportedly Paid $1 Million Ransom in Bitcoin

Here’s one piece of evidence to suggest that cryptocurrency remains an extremely hot commodity despite recent crashes in the price of Bitcoin: Armed gang members kidnapped a top executive at U.K.-registered cryptocurrency exchange Exmo Finance this week and only released him after they were paid a $1 million equivalent ransom in bitcoins, the Financial Times reported.

Dec 30 10:37

The Central Banks Position Themselves To Transition The World Into Their New System

Consumer confidence declines while the spread between current future expectations is the widest in history. MasterCard reported that the retail season is off to a great start and it beat all records.

Dec 30 09:44

Don’t Panic: The Dollar Could Fall To 87.50

Dec 30 09:34

Iran - Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Yesterday and today saw some small protests in Iran. They are probably the first stage of a large "regime change" operation run by the U.S. and Israel with the help of Iranian terrorist group.

Dec 30 09:31

Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On The Backs Of The Young

Higher education has been financialized, transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.

Dec 30 08:36

2017 Charts Of The Year

Dec 30 07:56

Doug Casey on the Coming Financial Crisis

Dec 29 17:13

Russia Planning National Biometric Database For Banking Next Year, Expanding Worldwide Trend

By Aaron Kesel

Russia is to start a biometric database for financial services starting next summer, the Central Bank of Russia said in a statement.

The system, although not mandatory, will extend access to banking by letting customers open accounts without having to visit a banking branch. This is all in an effort to “digitize” financial services. The regulator noted that data would only be stored with a person’s consent.

However, what the biometric database will include is worrying to say the least...

Dec 29 15:32

Tax Cuts Won't Stop The Economic Collapse

If anything, central banking has the most influence on markets – not the three branches of government or presidents.  

Dec 29 15:03

Like All Bubbles, This One Will End Badly

Dec 29 14:52

Tax cuts may edge us closer to revolution against government — Paul Craig Roberts

The tax bill, Dr. Roberts observes, is illustrative of a “total failure of capitalism. Capitalism is now merely a looting machine.”

Dec 29 14:45

I’m in Awe of How Far the Scams & Stupidities around “Blockchain Stocks” are Going

This can happen only during the very late stage of a bubble.

Dec 29 14:43

Ron Paul Warns America’s “On The Verge Of Something Like 1989’s Soviet System Collapse”

Ron Paul does not believe the U.S. will break into separate countries, like the Soviet Union did, but expects changes in the U.S. monetary policy, as well as the crumbling of the country’s “overseas empire.”

Dec 29 13:55

Squeezing The Consumer From Both Sides

Dec 29 12:34

Apple Is Not What It Used To Be

their innovative ability has already diminished significantly since Jobs left the company and will likely diminish even more in the future.

Dec 29 12:23

Stockman: US Fiscal Path Will Rattle the Rafters of the Casino

As we’ve reported, the US government is spending money like a drunken sailor. But nobody really seems to care. Since Nov. 8, the US national debt has risen $1 trillion. Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 (a small-cap stock market index) has risen by 30%. Former Reagan budget director David Stockman said this makes no sense in a rational world, and he thinks the FY 2019 is going to sink the casino.

Dec 29 10:56

China Offers Tax Incentives to Persuade U.S. Companies to Stay

There is, however, a catch: To be eligible, foreign companies must invest those earnings in sectors encouraged by China's government — including railways, mining, technology and agriculture — according to a statement from the Finance Ministry. The measure is retroactive from Jan. 1 this year, the ministry said.

The move would "promote the growth of foreign investment, improve the quality of foreign investment and encourage overseas investors to continuously expand their investment in China," the ministry said. It did not elaborate.

Despite its appeal as a manufacturing hub, one where companies from around the world have set up operations to tap into a highly-skilled work force and strong infrastructure, China charges high taxes. On top of a standard corporate rate of 25 percent, companies are required to make social security contributions and other payments that push their tax burden higher than it is in many other countries.

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Dec 29 10:23

Banksters Are Developing Their Own E-Currency That Could Destroy the Value of Bitcoin and Control Us All!

The cryptocurrency revolution is still in the very early stages, and nobody is exactly sure how it will end, but without a doubt the banksters will be a major player in this drama. If you doubt this, just consider what one of the top executives at UBS is saying about Utility Settlement Coin

Dec 29 10:04

What to Eat When You’re Broke

Dec 29 09:29

Frenzied Shopping Season, Record Hangover

And what happens to the returned goods?

Dec 29 07:14

‘End of cheap oil, prices expected to increase in 2018’- analyst

Oil prices are likely to drift higher in 2018, Andy Lipow, President, Lipow Oil Associates told RT. Global demand continues to rise, as the economies around the world keep growing, he added.