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Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Last Frontier For Gun Control: Washington Court Rules In Favor Of Seattle’s “Gun Violence” Tax

Two years ago, the president of the Seattle City Council offered a rather ludicrous proposition. He wanted Seattle to place a new tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition within the city limits. Ammo would cost an additional 2-5 cents per round, and a firearm would cost an extra $25. But what was even […]

Carmageddon: Deep Subprime Auto Delinquencies Spike To 10-Year Highs / by Tyler Durden / Aug 17, 2017 4:50 PM If you’re still on the fence about whether the auto market in this country is anything but a massive bubble being propped up by extremely loose credit underwriting standards, then we think Equifax has just provided some definitive evidence that just might push you over the edge. […]

How Can We Learn From The Past If We Erase History?

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, Removing monuments from the Civil War to erase history is a mistake. This won’t be a popular opinion, and I’m okay with that. Because for now, we still have freedom of speech. While I can understand why some people would strongly disagree, I’d like to respectfully […]

Fearful Investors Losing Faith in Trump? / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / August 17, 2017 Mainstream media likes to assign a reason for every squiggle in the stock market, bond market, or commodities. Today provides an amusing example. Reuters says Washington’s Mounting Woes Push S&P to Biggest Loss in Three Months. U.S. stocks sold off on Thursday, with the S&P 500 recording its biggest […]

‘Deep’ Subprime Car Loan Delinquencies Highest Since 2007 (As Auto Dealer Offers Bad FICO Rebate!) / by Anthony B Sanders • August 17, 2017 It was bound to happen, despite Dodd-Frank legislation and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau following the financial crisis. (Bloomberg) — Amid all the reflection on the 10-year anniversary of the start of the subprime loan crisis, here’s a throwback that investors could probably do without. There’s a section of […]

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Will EVs Break The Grid? / by Tsvetana Paraskova via / Aug 17, 2017 6:05 PM While the UK government has vowed to end the sale of all new conventional gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, as part of a wider plan to fight air pollution, there is talk that electricity demand will lead to a fast and dirty response to a strained […]

“He’s A Greedy Little Man” And A “Snake” – Transcripts Of Shkreli Jury Hearings Emerge

Martin Shkreli’s lawyers reportedly had to interview more than 250 prospective jurors before agreeing on 12. At the time, media reports hinted at some of the funnier reasons given by prospective jurors to get out of serving (one individual said he was biased against Shkreli because he had “disrespected the Wu Tang Clan"). Ultimately, the […]

Decentralize the Gun Laws / Ryan McMaken / Aug 17, 2017 With a Republican in the White House, the anti-gun-control lobby smells a bit of blood in the water. Now is the time, they suggest, to pass national gun-licensing reciprocity laws forcing gun-restrictive states to recognize permits issued by gun-permissive states. Writing in The Hill, Tim Schmidt sums it up: It […]

U.S. Vows to Intercept any North Korean Missiles Fired on Allies / by John Galt / August 17, 2017 As everyone thought the North Korean crisis was on the back burner as world markets tremble and Barcelona shakes from another Islamist terror attack, the Defense Department unloads with this story tonight to wake up the Asian markets (via Yonhap News, South Korea): Mattis vows ‘immediate, specific’ actions […]