Mar 01 13:20

Iran Bans Use Of US Dollars In Trade

In what may be a preemptive move against further US sanctions, Tehran announced that going forward, merchant purchase orders that are denominated in US Dollars would no longer be allowed to go through import procedures.

According to the state-owned IRNA news agency, the policy is in line with an official request by the Central Bank of Iran and is meant to address fluctuations in market rates of the US dollar. Quoted by IRNA, the central bank director of Foreign Exchange Rules and Policies Affairs, Mehdi Kasraeipour, said the move had "become effective from Wednesday by virtue of a letter sent to the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade."

The central banker further explained that the decision "wouldn’t create major trouble" for traders because the share of the greenback in Iran’s trade activities is already negligible.

Mar 01 13:09

Dow Jones Industrial Average Plunges

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Wall Street blames Trump steel/aluminum tariffs.

Mar 01 12:55

A Peculiar Phenomenon in the Rental Market Gets a Lot More Peculiar

Besides that, rents are in free-fall in Chicago, decline in Seattle, plunge here, soar there, city by city

Mar 01 11:52

Total Student Debt In America Now Exceeds The Cost Of Iraq War

We’ve all seen the headlines: the cost of university education in the United States has become completely debilitating. And student debt keeps rising to record high levels.

It’s almost commonplace now for a 22-year old to graduate from university with $50,000+ in student debt.

According to data from the Federal Reserve, the total amount of student debt in the United States is now $1.5 trillion.

Mar 01 11:52

Ron Paul: ‘The Fed Is At A Crossroads…Crisis Is Coming’

The Fed has created a mountain of problems for everyone in the United States and every single solution that they come up with leads to even more problems. Ron Paul recently discussed what the Fed has done, how it tries to keep things going, and the inevitable economic crisis that is coming.

Ron Paul has been one of the few steadfast proponents of liberty, which is likely why he’s no longer associated with the government at all. In a recent video, Paul discussed the problems the Federal Reserve created and why their solutions will generate an economic crisis of epic proportions.

Mar 01 11:51

A Great Big Warning Sign

Mar 01 11:50

‘Western Interference’, Stolen Mineral Wealth Drive Violence in Congo

Twenty-three people have recently been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mineral-rich east, according to the country’s officials.

Kambale Musavuli, one of the country's leading political and cultural voices, told Radio Sputnik that the violence is being driven by competition for minerals and resources, which are being snatched by Western powers in order to manufacture our beloved tech.

?"We have a political crisis at the moment. Many Americans do not know that minerals, like cobalt, used to make their technological devices, cell phone batteries and cars, predominantly come from Congo. In fact, Congo is the number one producer of cobalt in the world today," Musavuli, who is the national spokesman for The Friends of the Congo, told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear.

Mar 01 11:46

America : Freedom to Fascism

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Posted at reader request.

Mar 01 10:47

Update on the Splendid Housing Bubbles in US Cities

A story of spikes and new flat spots.

Mar 01 09:52

Craig Hemke – Oceans of Debt, Pools of Gold

Mar 01 09:34

Tucker: YouTube's 'Trusted' Content 'Flaggers' Include 'Wholly Discredited Hate Group'

YouTube has tapped the Southern Poverty Law Center to help it police objectionable content, according to the Daily Caller

Mar 01 09:07

The Pentagon’s “Ides of March”: Best Month to Go to War

Is it a coincidence?

In recent history, from the Vietnam war to the present, the month of March has been chosen by Pentagon and NATO military planners as the “best month” to go to war.

With the exception of the War on Afghanistan (October 2001) and the 1990-91 Gulf War, all major US-NATO and allied led military operations over a period of more than half a century –since the invasion of Vietnam by US ground forces on March 8, 1965– have been initiated in the month of March.

The Ides of March (Idus Martiae) is a day in the Roman calendar which broadly corresponds to March 15. The Ides of March is also known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.

Lest we forget, the month of March (in the Roman Calendar) is dedicated to Mars (Martius), the Roman God of War.

For the Romans, the month of March (Martius) marked “the time to start new military campaigns.”

Feb 28 15:22

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Feb 28 14:49

"Subprime is contained" Bernanke 2007

Feb 28 11:06

What is going on with the banks of Italy?

Feb 28 10:25

Funding Infrastructure: Why China Is Running Circles Around America

“One Belt, One Road,” China’s $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, is a massive undertaking of highways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, power stations, fiber optics, and railroads connecting China to Central Asia, Europe and Africa. According to Dan Slane, a former advisor in President Trump’s transition team, “It is the largest infrastructure project initiated by one nation in the history of the world and is designed to enable China to become the dominant economic power in the world.” In a January 29th article titled “Trump’s Plan a Recipe for Failure, Former Infrastructure Advisor Says,” he added, “If we don’t get our act together very soon, we should all be brushing up on our Mandarin.”

Feb 28 09:13

WHAT SANCTIONS? Russia’s investment rating just got upgraded

Adversity has helped the Russian Federation create a more stable internal economy, and the country is becoming a better investment prospect

Feb 28 09:10

The US Government Lost $1.2 Trillion In 2017

Earlier this month, the United States government released its annual financial report for the year 2017.

This is something the government does every year, similar to how large companies like Apple, or Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, publish their own annual reports.

Unlike Berkshire and Apple, though, whose financial reports typically show strong, positive results, the US government’s financial statements are a complete horror show.

Right at the beginning of the report, the government explains that it’s “net loss” for the year was an unbelievable $1.2 TRILLION.

Feb 28 09:05

US Companies ‘Assaulted,’ ‘Capitalized Off’ Puerto Rico Without Restoring Power

Power companies contracted by the US government to restore power to the island of Puerto Rico are already pulling their workers off the island, despite the roughly 300,000 Puerto Rican customers still without electricity as a result of Hurricane Maria.

Feb 28 08:54


What company gets the most money from the U.S. government? The answer: the weapons maker Lockheed Martin. As the Washington Post recently reported, of its $51 billion in sales in 2017, Lockheed took in $35.2 billion from the government, or close to what the Trump administration is proposing for the 2019 State Department budget. And which company is in second place when it comes to raking in the taxpayer dollars? The answer: Boeing with a mere $26.5 billion. And mind you, that’s before the good times even truly begin to roll, as TomDispatch regular and weapons industry expert William Hartung makes clear today in a deep dive into the (ir)realities of the Pentagon budget. When it comes to the Department of Defense, though, perhaps we should retire the term “budget” altogether, given its connotation of restraint. Can’t we find another word entirely? Like the Pentagon cornucopia?

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I very much disagree with the following statement, except for the issue of economic inequality, which is a pervasive problem:

"Donald Trump’s retrograde policies on immigration, women’s rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, and economic inequality have spawned an impressive and growing resistance."

Forgive me, but what has he actually done to diminish women's rights, racial justice, and LGBR rights?!? Can we have some documentation here, please?!?

And the issue of immigration is a no-brainer; this country cannot afford to take care of illegal immigrants who are singularly incapable of taking care of themselves, because they have no skills,and do not speak English: it is just that simple.

That beings said, I too am very concerned about the trajectory of both domestic and foreign policy of this administration.

Domestically, I am seeing the advent of a real chill in the free speech, granted to American citizens by the First Amendent; I am seeing coming restrictions in the right to bear arms, by perfectly law-abiding citizens; and Big Brother haunting all of our conversations with inventions like Siri. and other computer driven "household helpers". I am seeing the 4th Amendment being eviscerated, with traffic stops for no legal reason, if the person is driving responsibly, with compulsatory blood draws for alcohol, even when the person has not been drinking.

Internationally, I am personally terrified of President Trump's Foreign policies.

Mike and I live on a first-strike target, if China decides to assist North Korea in a war against the US; the reason is, that all the military communication to locations further East in the world run through the island of Oahu.

Right now, it appears that the Trump Administration's foreign policy can be summed up in two words, and those words are, "OR ELSE!!", screamed, collectively at countries the US governmnent has decided to villify, and against which they have placed sanctions, like North Korea, Russia, Iran, and China.

It is a dead moral certainty that demonization, plus sanctions, are generally preludes to wars.

President Trump understands that the US military is not really prepared to fight such wars at this point in time; but the unrestrained, military spending to which he has opened the floodgates right now, is not the answer either.

The entire culture of the military/industrial complex has to change, and quickly. There seems to be a belief, at the top levels of these corporations, that it is just fine to deliver equipment which absolutely doesn't perform as advertised (I give you.... Lockheed Martin's F-35, which still, after so many years and bugs, cannot deliver as promised); is delivered so late as to be obsolete upon delivery; and to run up cost overruns in production so intense that they could wake the dead.

But of course, the big reason the corporate bigwigs believe this continues to be OK, is the huge donations they make to both parties, to get the best mlitary spending "bang" from whichever candidate actually gets "elected" by the American people.

Federal law should either exempt weapons manufacturers from being able to contribute to Presidential campaigns, or there should be a clause in all military contracts, that if products do not operate as advertised; or are late in delivery; or have had massive cost over-runs, someone in those companies needs to go to jail for having defrauded the American taxpayer, who has ultimately paid for those weapons.

That only needs to happen a few times, before the military industrial complex gets the message.

Right now, Russian and Chinese weapons makers are delivering some outstanding products, as we have seen in Russia's campaign in Syria; Russia and China are getting much more bang for their defense and weaponry spending than is the US; it is time to change that.

Feb 28 08:46

Maplin collapses as rescue talks fail

One of the UK's biggest electronics retailers has collapsed into administration after talks with buyers failed to secure a sale.

Maplin, which has more than 200 stores and 2,300 staff, will continue to trade through the process.

The business faced the slump in the pound after the Brexit vote, weak consumer confidence and a withdrawal of credit insurance.

These factors made it "impossible" to raise capital, boss Graham Harris said.

Feb 28 08:44

Toys R Us UK goes into administration

Toys R Us has gone into administration, putting 3,000 UK jobs at risk.

Administrators have been appointed to begin "an orderly wind-down" of the UK's biggest toy retailer following the failure to find a buyer.

Feb 28 08:39

Obamacare insurance premiums to rise 18 percent next year, analysis finds

Health insurance premiums in California are expected to rise nearly 18 percent in 2019 as a result of federal policy changes enacted by Congress and the Trump administration, according to an analysis released Monday by the Urban Institute left-leaning think tank.

Feb 28 08:21

The U.S. government lost more money last year than the entire Australian economy produced

The annual financial report showed that the United States government lost over $1 trillion last year, which is more money than the entire Australian economy produces.

Feb 28 05:19


Feb 27 17:14

The coal industry is doing just fine.

Feb 27 16:28

Wyoming House Votes Overwhelmingly to Remove Taxation from Gold and Silver

Activist Post

The Wyoming State House today overwhelmingly approved a bill which helps restore constitutional, sound money in Wyoming.

State Representatives voted 44-14 to pass House Bill 103 sending the measure introduced by Representative Roy Edwards (R-Gillette) to the Senate for a hearing.

Backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Campaign for Liberty, and Money Metals Exchange, HB 103 is a bill that removes all state taxation from gold and silver bullion and coins and reaffirms their legal tender status in Wyoming, in keeping with Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution...

Feb 27 15:16

Bonds Coming Under Pressure

Feb 27 12:58

Us Stock Market In Position For Downwave #2

Feb 27 11:21

Why Real Estate Is Going To CRASH Globally!

Feb 27 10:57

Woodpile Report

Although they cause misfortune, market crashes aren't a misfortune in themselves, they're the wringing out of mispricing and malfeasance. The market eventually acts as intended, to discover the present value of stocks through open bidding. The principle is simple, a stock is worth what a buyer will pay, all else is blather. Nor are there truly innocent victims of a crash, people choose to buy stocks rather than, say, bonds or beer or nothing at all.

Feb 27 10:09

"Sanctions are forever" - Russia's Deputy Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, said that sanctions on Russian companies are "forever".

"Sanctions are the reaction of our old, material enemy to our strengthening. They will be lifted only if we become weak again. Therefore, for us, sanctions are a chance to show the best features of our national character," Rogozin said.

Feb 27 09:45

EU says Ireland's Apple complaint will only be dropped if it recovers the full $16 billion in unpaid taxes

The European Commission could withdraw its complaint against Ireland for not recovering 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes from Apple if the country recovers the amount in full, the EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told CNBC.

Speaking to CNBC, Vestager said it has taken Ireland "too long" to recover the money, but she understands that the process is complex.

The European Commission will withdraw its complaint against Ireland for not recovering 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in unpaid taxes from Apple, but only if the country recovers that amount in full, the EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told CNBC.

The EU took Ireland to the European Court of Justice last October for failure to recover the sum from the technology giant, when it was ruled that Apple had benefited from illegal tax benefits in Ireland in August 2016. According to EU law, the recovery of funds should usually take four months after the Commission issued its decision.

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Watch for the prices of Apple products to soar in an attempt to get this debt paid.

Feb 27 09:41


One of the largest banks in the United States has acknowledged that cryptocurrencies could pose a threat to its business model. In Bank of America’s new annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the corporation largely reflected internally about a number of economic, geopolitical, and operational risks faced.

One of those stated risks is surrounding the increased adaptation of cryptocurrencies, which could have negative effects on the corporation’s earning potential.

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Oh, HORRORS! Bank of America may well have to become truly competitive to survive! How will they ever do it, short of resorting to sharp business practices which fleece their customers more then they already do?!?

Time will solve that problem, I guess!!

Feb 27 09:09

Amazon Paid Zero In Federal Taxes In 2017

Feb 27 09:08

Chart: REITs are in a Bear Market

Feb 27 08:17

Wall Street Casino; Do you feel lucky?

Feb 27 07:38

After its $10-Billion Loss in Q4, GE “Restates” Earnings for 2017 and 2016

A classic Friday night bad-news SEC-filing dump.

Feb 27 07:37

What is Neo In 3 Minutes! - Stone Crypto

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