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Frontrunning: October 16

Iraq forces seize Kirkuk outskirts in advance on Kurdish-held territory (Reuters) Iraq-Kurd Fighting Threatens to Undo Anti-ISIS Coalition (WSJ) Oil rises as fighting escalates in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk (Reuters) Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia (Reuters) Spain Signals It Will Suspend Catalan Self-Rule This Week (BBG) Central Bankers Cling to Stimulus Amid Weak Inflation […]

The Disaster Myth Narrative: No One Panics, No One Loots, No One Goes Hungry

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”  ~ George Orwell A few years back, I was doing some research about the aftermath of some natural disasters that took place here in America. I was shocked […]

North Korean Ship With Cache Of Weapons Seized Before Reaching Destination

A North Korean mysterious bulk freighter named Jie Shun was flying Cambodian flags and carrying cargo that was heavily shrouded in tarps. Once seized, under those tarps, a cache of weapons was found and the surprising destination of those weapons was uncovered. In August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious […]

Surprise! The Rules Will Change (But Not to Your Benefit)

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / by Charles Hugh Smith at 10:37 AM These expedient fixes end up crippling the mechanisms that are needed to actually solve the systemic sources of the crisis. We can add a third certainty to the two standard ones (death and taxes): The rules will suddenly change when a financial crisis strikes.</em Why is this a certainty? The […]

North Korea’s Nuclear Tests Could Trigger A Super Volcano

Following North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, nations across the globe are ramping up defense systems and bracing for the worst. But it isn’t only radioactive risks scientists are worried about now. North Korea’s nuclear tests could disturb mountains in the Changbai range, along with the still-active Mt. Paektu, triggering the first eruption since 1903. “I was […]

Bill Blain: “I’ve Got October 12th As The Day The Big Equity Crash Occurs”

Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners The big risk? The ECB taper… what follows? “It will not always be summer; build barns.” Today’s sermon is about complacency. Yesterday, I read in a Fixed Income analyst comment something about the: “robust macro backdrop ahead of the ECB meeting on Sept 7th creating a solid base […]

Mystery Deepens After US Confirms 16 Diplomats Suffered “Traumatic Brain Injury” In Cuban ‘Sonic Attack’

One of the most bizarre stories this week took a more sinister turn yesterday as the US State Department officially confirmed 16 US Government employees were affected by health attacks in Cuba. State Deaprtment spokesperson Heather Nuarte calmly explained the details, which are quite frankly stunning… .@statedeptspox: We can now confirm that at least 16 […]

“Bitcoin Saved My Life…”

Authored by Joe Withrow via InternationalMan.com, Eli’s mother was dying from cancer. Eli is 33 years old. He owns a shoe store in Caracas, Venezuela. His mother has bone cancer. Venezuela’s currency is the bolivar. It lost 62% of its purchasing power in February. (It lost 67% the month before that.) That means prices for […]

Jackson Hole Preview: Market Reactions, And Why UBS Says “Don’t Skip Lunch”

Historically the annual Jackson Hole symposium has been a major market-moving event as it has traditionally been the venue where central banks make critical announcements such as Bernanke’s preview and hints of QE2 and QE3 in 2012, as well as Draghi’s suggestion of the ECB’s QE in 2014. As shown in the chart below, market […]

“This Is Dangerous”: Digital Activists Slam Tech Firms For Banning Neo-Nazi Websites

As social media and internet companies scramble to ban or otherwise cut ties with extremist and far right-wing websites like the neo-nazi Daily Stormer, which were unceremoniously dropped by the likes of GoDaddy, Google and security firm Cloudflare earlier this week after helping to organize last weekend's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, a […]