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How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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Not Nearly Enough Growth To Keep Growing

By Raúl Ilargi Meijer, the Automatic Earth. Jackson Pollock Shooting Star 1947  It’s amusing to see how views start to converge, at the same time that it’s tiresome to see how long that takes. It’s a good thing that more … Continue reading

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A $500 bn pot of gold: How Boston Consulting and Google pushed Modi to end the era of cash

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota. President Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America’s airports, … Continue reading

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Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the U.S.

Originally published in 2014. Big Oil Is Gaming the System to Raise Domestic U.S. Prices Bloomberg notes: Completion of the entire [Keystone] pipeline would raise prices at the pump in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains 10 to 20 cents a … Continue reading

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Trump Abandons, Dismantles The TPP!

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post Natural Blaze On January 23, 2017 President Donald Trump made clear that the United States is no longer pursuing the horrific trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an Executive Order, Trump officially abandoned … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE – 2017 (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I explored Thomas Paine’s critical role in the creation of our nation. His Common Sense pamphlets inspired the common people to uncommon acts of courage and heroic feats of valor; leading to the great … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE – 2017

“Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” – John Adams Thomas Paine was born in 1737 in Britain. His first thirty seven years of life were pretty much … Continue reading

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A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Experiment of Abolishing Most Cash

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Has An Enormous And Very Dangerous Wall Street Blind Spot

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The biggest disappointment regarding Donald Trump since being elected President has been his total embrace of dangerous Wall Street thieves. As it is currently structured and incentivized, the financial services industry represents one … Continue reading

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A BIASED 2017 FORECAST (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I discussed the failure of our brains to think rationally due to our biases and the relentless propaganda flogged by our Deep State ruling class. Viewing the future through the looking glass of the … Continue reading

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A BIASED 2017 FORECAST (PART ONE)

“The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.” – Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to see a live one … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Market Forecaster: Martin Armstrong

Martin Armstrong Martin Armstrong is a controversial market analyst who correctly predicted the 1987 crash, the top of the Japanese market, and many other market events … more or less to the day. Many market timers think that Armstrong is … Continue reading

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

I stopped trying to predict markets back in 2008 when the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Wall Street bankers, and their propaganda peddling media mouthpieces colluded to rig the markets to benefit the elite establishment players while screwing average Americans. I … Continue reading

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Rosneft Tries 3-Monkey Solution For Its Share Sale Problem, Italians And Swiss Too

By John Helmer, the longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia, and the only western journalist to direct his own bureau independent of single national or commercial ties. Helmer has also been a professor of political science, and an advisor … Continue reading

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Not Just America: Germany and Other Countries Blame Russia for Losses By Status Quo

Glenn Greenwald notes that – in the face of Trump and Brexit (which were primarily caused by economic policies which have created massive inequality) – the Democratic National committee is trying to blame everybody and everything but their own status … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: “The Euro Was a Mistake”

Nobel prize-winning Harvard economist Oliver Hart told Euractiv Spain: The Euro was a mistake …. He explained that that the EU member states are not “sufficiently homogeneous” to be considered one single entity, adding that trying to make the EU-28 … Continue reading

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GETTING IN BED WITH THE GOVERNMENT

The recent deal to keep Carrier jobs in the United States is not at all unusual. It only received so much press because Trump made it a campaign issue and saw an opportunity to record a big early PR victory … Continue reading

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CARRIER AND THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences.” – Donald Trump The reaction to Trump’s deal to keep 1,100 Carrier jobs in Indiana has ranged from outrage to adoration. There are so many layers to this … Continue reading

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First Brexit, Now Italexit … Next Stop Frexit?

The instant Brexit won, we predicted that there would soon be an Italexit, Frexit and Swexit. With today’s Italian vote, it has become more likely that Italy will vote to leave the EU. We’re not so sure about Sweden. But … Continue reading

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Are US Corporate-Media Businesses ‘Independent’?

Professor Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history.  His work continues to be prominently taught in classes at top US universities like Yale.  He teaches classes on US government at MIT, and has written some 100 … Continue reading

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European President Begs EU Leaders Not to Hold Referendums … Because Voters Might Choose to LEAVE

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker recently begged EU leaders not to hold votes on whether to leave the EU … because they may PASS: Regarding referenda on EU membership, I think it is not wise to organize this kind of … Continue reading

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US Forces Caught Lying about Blasting Civilians with Fire-Hose in Below-Freezing Weather to Protect Dakota Pipeline

US domestic forces using both lethal and pain-inducing weaponry to guard the expansion of the Dakota access oil pipeline denied to NBC the use of fire-hoses (The Guardian has called them ‘water cannons’) against civilians last night.  However, many live-streams … Continue reading

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GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I discussed the arrival of Grey Champions in previous Fourth Turnings; their attributes, deficiencies, and leadership skills; and why Donald Trump is the Grey Champion of this Fourth Turning – whether you like it … Continue reading

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GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART ONE)

At each of these great gates of history, eighty to a hundred years apart, a similar generational drama unfolded. Four archetypes, aligned in the same order – elder Prophet, midlife Nomad, young adult Hero, child Artist – together produced the … Continue reading

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What Liberals Should Like About Steve Bannon, Trump’s Chief Stategist

Preface: Washington’s Blog is non-partisan, and doesn’t judge people on whether they’re labeled “liberal” or “conservative”.  Instead, we judge based on whether people will support policies which help or hurt the American people. Additionally, we’ll continue slamming Trump when we … Continue reading

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Democratic Leadership ADMITS that Clinton Lost the Election Because of Voters’ Economic Worries

We’ve repeatedly said that Trump mainly won the election because voters thought that the status quo would hurt them economically. Today, the Los Angeles Times reports that the Democratic leadership itself admits that the economy is the issue that sunk … Continue reading

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Trump Won Among White Women, Among Women Without College Degrees, and Among Rural Women

Clinton supporters assumed that women would vote for her. But the Guardian reports: A majority of white women voted for Trump. And while Clinton did carry the female vote overall, her advantage among women was a percentage point less than … Continue reading

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Trump Nomination Report Card: F

No, It’s Not Too Early to Grade the President Elect I knew that Obama was a sell-out long before he was even sworn in, even though the Americans who voted for Obama thought they were going to get real change. … Continue reading

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5 Stunning Facts About the 2016 Election

Here are 5 stunning facts about the 2016 election … (1) The Clinton Campaign Promoted Trump as a Republican Candidate Team Clinton promoted Donald Trump as a Republican candidate … because they thought he’d be easy to beat: Clinton's Pied … Continue reading

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On the Knife-Edge of Western Globalization: A Stint at Standing Rock

Armed men in jackboots, some masked and toting assault rifles, stand mockingly, defiantly, heavily on the mound of graves – a sacred indigenous burial ground.  A site non-natives can understand as similar to Arlington National Cemetery.  How US nationalists would … Continue reading

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You’ll Only Understand Trump and Brexit If You Understand the Failure of Globalization

You can only understand the victory of Donald Trump and Brexit once you understand the failure of globalization … Trump Trump made rejection of globalization a centerpiece of his campaign. In his July 21st acceptance speech as the Republican nominee, … Continue reading

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First Brexit, Now Trump … What’s Next?

CNN’s Jake Tapper hit the nail on the head last night, as he was speaking about why people voted for Trump. Tapper said that most Americans are sick of the income inequality, globalization, and politics-as-usual that the status quo have … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR II – FOURTH TURNING INTENSIFYING (PART 2)

In Part One of this article I laid out the case against the criminal establishment and how the regeneracy is being driven by the anti-establishment sentiment sweeping across the land. This atonement Fourth Turning will de-establish decade’s worth of delusional … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR II – FOURTH TURNING INTENSIFYING (PART I)

“History offers even more sobering warnings: Armed confrontation usually occurs around the climax of Crisis. If there is confrontation, it is likely to lead to war. This could be any kind of war – class war, sectional war, war against … Continue reading

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Billionaire: “Single Digit Millionaires” Are Too Poor to Get Justice In America

Two Systems of Justice In America: One for the Ultra-Wealthy … Another For Everyone Else Billionaire Peter Thiel said yesterday:  If you’re a single-digit millionaire … you have no effective access to our legal system. Thiel is saying even plain … Continue reading

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“The Fed Failed ….” And that Changes Everything

By Jeffrey Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners There is a growing body of public work that suggests Federal Reserve officials are prepared now for a very different sort of normalization than what had been envisioned up until this year. That comes, … Continue reading

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Is the Fed Fix in for the election?

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. As we near Halloween, the US stock market looks like it’s whistling past the graveyard near the end of a year that I predicted would be the dawn of “the Epocalypse.” (By that, I meant an … Continue reading

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US Gov Releases ‘Surprisingly Honest’ Ad for Dakota Access Pipeline

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INFLATION ABOUT TO EXPLODE HIGHER

“Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it.” ― Lysander Spooner We all know the BLS artificially suppresses the CPI through bullshit substitution adjustments, quality adjustments, and various other incomprehensible hedonic adjustments made by government … Continue reading

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IS OBAMA JUICING GOVERNMENT SPENDING TO GET HILLARY ELECTED?

During the last year of his reign of error, our beloved Nobel Peace Prize winner, Obama ran out of government accounting gimmicks to falsely proclaim Federal deficits have been falling. His legacy of debt accumulation will go down in history … Continue reading

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HILLARY: DECEIT, DEBT, DELUSIONS (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I addressed the deceit of Hillary Clinton and politicians of all stripes as they promise goodies they can never pay for, in order to buy votes and expand their power and control over our … Continue reading

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HILLARY: DECEIT, DEBT, DELUSIONS (PART ONE)

“While every group has certain economic interests identical with those of all groups, every group has also, as we shall see, interests antagonistic to those of all other groups. While certain public policies would in the long run benefit everybody, … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

As this vitriolic, unpredictable, outrageously entertaining presidential campaign enters its final stages I find myself pondering what happens next. I was reminded of the last scene in the 1972 movie, The Candidate. The movie is about a young untested non-politician … Continue reading

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Top Bank Fraud Expert: ALL of the Big Banks’ Profits Come from FRAUD

The country’s top white collar crime expert, William Black – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a  professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri – confirmed recently what the alternative … Continue reading

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THE ANTI-CINDERELLA MAN (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I made a fact based case that most Americans are experiencing an economic depression on par with the Great Depression of the 1930’s. In Part Two I will compare and contrast two very different … Continue reading

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THE ANTI-CINDERELLA MAN (PART ONE)

There are several movies I will watch every time they are aired on one of my generally useless 600 cable channels. They all have the same thing in common – a compelling character portrayal which keeps you riveted and mesmerized … Continue reading

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WORLDS MADE BY HAND

Having recently finished reading The Harrows of Spring, the fourth and final novel of Jim Kunstler’s World Made By Hand series, I couldn’t help but compare and contrast his dystopian post economic collapse America versus our current warped egocentric pre-economic … Continue reading

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ALL TIME HIGHS

The stock market has reached new all-time highs this week, just two weeks after plunging over the BREXIT result. The bulls are exuberant as they dance on the graves of short-sellers and the purveyors of doom. This is surely proof … Continue reading

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Central Banks Directly Buying Stocks to Boost Market

In 2014, we noted: Several central banks are directly buying stocks. They include the central banks of Switzerland, Japan, Israel, the Czech Republic, and a total of 23 percent of all nations worldwide. (And it has long been rumored that … Continue reading

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