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Ponzi Scheme: What The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Would Be Called If It Were A Hedge Fund

A long, long time ago, back in 2008 when most of today’s hedge fund analysts were still stressing over what to wear to prom, a man named Bernard Madoff was arrested for bilking unsuspecting investors out of $65 billion.  Madoff ran what is traditionally referred to as a ponzi scheme in which new investments were […]

Bitcoin Blows Through $2100

Bitcoin is now up over 135% year-to-date, having screamed above $2000 and $2100 overnight as the dollar limped to 6-month lows… Having shrugged off China crackdowns and worries over ‘hard forks’, it appears the legalization of the virtual currency in Japan (with Peach Aviation now accepting bitcoin for flight ticket purchases) and broader adoption in […]

A Quarter Of American Adults Can’t Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash

There was some good news and some not so good news in the Fed’s latest annual Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households. First the good news. The report, based on the Board’s fourth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking conducted in October 2016, presents a “picture of improving financial well-being among Americans”, […]

BofA Has A Last Minute Warning Ahead Of Today’s Retail Sales Number

With retailers reporting abysmal Q1 earnings data, there is much at stake in today’s retail sales report, perhaps even more than in the CPI report (which either this month, or June at the latest, will post a steep drop due to energy “base effect” as oil prices today are now lower than a year ago). […]

The Map They Don’t Want You To See: Nations With The Most Refugees Have The Most Terror Attacks

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The globalists who run the governments and the media outlets in Europe will never admit the truth about the refugee crisis. They’ll never admit that there is a direct link between opening their nation’s borders to people from chaotic war-torn nations, and horrific terrorist attacks. They’re constantly reassuring their […]

‘Resist 45’ Activist Gets $45,000 Taxpayer Grant To Study ‘Transgender Health’

The National Institute of Health (NIH), in its infinite wisdom, has just awarded nearly $45,000 to a post-doctoral student at Duke University, and unabashed “Resist 45” activist, for the specific purpose of studying ‘transgender health.’  According to the NIH website, the project got underway on May 1st and is expected to continue through August 2018…at […]

Trump’s Decision To Terminate Comey Is Now Delaying His Economic Reform Schedule

In JPM’s initial market comment this morning, reacting to the news of Comey firing, the bank said that “as far as the market is concerned, Comey’s dismissal saps Trump’s political capital and weakens relations w/Congress at the time when he is trying to move an ambitious pro-growth agenda through the Senate and House.” What JPM […]

Seattle Mayor Wants To Tax Diet Soda To Fight “White Privileged Institutionalized Racism”

Back in February, Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray called for a 2 cent per ounce tax on sugary soft drinks in order to “improve Seattle’s educational opportunities for students of color.”  Per Lynx Media, the tax was expected to raise some $16 million per year. Of course, when someone on his staff pointed out that a […]

Visualizing Trump’s ‘High-Risk Pool’ Gamble

One of the key concerns surrounding the now seemingly imminent repeal and replacement of Obamacare is the fate of those Americans with a preexisting condition. Currently, under the ACA, such people can get cover without having to pay an extra premium. Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), however, would change that. As Statista’s Martin Armstrong reports, under […]

Caught On Tape: Reporter Assaulted Live On Air During Humanitarian Refugee Story

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, If you happen to be visiting Rome, Italy anytime soon (or pretty much any Western European country), then you may want to come prepared with pepper spray or other self defense tools, because as you’ll see in the video below, peaceful refugees looking to culturally enhance Europe aren’t always […]