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If Libs Were Smart They Would Push For Mueller Firing Himself Now

Authored by Tom Luongo, The desperation of U.S. liberals to find some truth in the claims that Donald Trump’s campaign staff colluded with Russian state actors is approaching infinity.  FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee all but confirms that the only ‘proof’ the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have […]

Goodbye Royal Marines

Authored by Matthew Jamison via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Over the course of the summer there was great fanfare and much to do from the British Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon MP, regarding the 'completion' of two new British aircraft carriers called HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. Fallon, a thoroughly odious […]

Mr. Kunstler Comes To Trumpville: “To Me, It Was A Very Ominous Sight”

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, I took advantage of the calm before the storm, to pay a visit on Saturday to my hometown, Trumpville, a.k.a. Manhattan. My college buddy had a son who was acting in an off-Broadway play (closing night, so don’t bother asking). The city I knew as a kid — […]

Anticipating “VIX Shock”, Interactive Brokers Raises Volatility Margins

Even as the VIX has continued to plumb new all time lows, unable to rebound from the realm of single-digits where it has spent a record amount of time in 2017, warnings about a potential surge in the volatility index have been growing in recent weeks. Last week, in a note looking at what may […]

Is This The New Media Normal: Manufactured News For Hire?

Authored by Lee Smith via TabletMag.com, Donald Trump, Jr. appears to be the latest figure in President Donald Trump’s inner circle to be caught in the giant web of the Great Kremlin Conspiracy. Trump the younger said he was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, but that all he got in his June 2016 meeting with […]

Kunstler Fears “Violent Revolt” As “Soft Coup” Against Trump Looms

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, For all his blunders and stumbles in his first half-year as President (cough cough), Donald Trump seems to have more lives than Schrödinger’s Cat. Or maybe it just seems that way. Or maybe he isn’t really there at all (like the news these days). Maybe Trump only represents […]

Canada, Let’s Not Minsky Words

After tonight's significant downgrade and warning from Moody's about Canadian Banks, the following seems extremely prescient now. Authored by George Stockus via BeatlesOnBanking.com, Stability breeds instability – this was economist Hyman Minsky‘s lasting contribution to the craft.  The Minsky Moment , popularized during the 07-09 US housing crisis, basically suggests breeding animal spirits too long creates […]

Angst In America – Disappearing Pensions

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, “Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans, and they will succeed.”   – Ben Stein   “Lady Madonna, children at your feetWonder how you manage to make ends meetWho finds the money when you pay the rent?Did you think that money was heaven sent?” […]

“This Is Either The Most Elaborate Cover-Up Of All Time, Or The Dumbest”

As the mainstream liberal media continues to be handed leaks (on a smaller and smaller and more and more desperate basis) from what appears to be angry ex-Obama-ites lingering in the halls of Washington – ever ready to combat a slight rise in Trump's popularity or shift in the "he's the devil" narrative with some […]

The Game (Theory) Of Trump – “Not Every Tweet Is A Constitutional Crisis”

Submitted by Ben Hunt via Salient Partners' Epsilon Theory blog, Death inspires meLike a dog inspires a rabbit.? Twenty One Pilots, “Heavydirtysoul” (2017)   Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.? Sigmund Freud, who probably never actually said this (but should have) Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a fight with my wife, spoiling an otherwise […]