11.28.23- How China cornered the market for critical minerals and can the West break it’s near monopoly on these metals?
Richard (Rick) Mills

China is already gobbling up copper and copper ore at an incredible rate, and now they want even more. I have no doubt China is deliberately tightening their grip on the global copper market like they have already accomplished in the lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel, steel and rare earths supply chains.

“In its critical minerals strategy in December, Canada listed copper as one of the top six critical minerals, along with lithium, graphite, nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements, due to its importance in the clean technology sector,” states the Financial Post.

It appears the West has been snookered again. Read More

11.27.23- Decolonization: What If Booting Radical Leftists Out Of The US
Is The Best Option?

Brandon Smith

At what point does radical activism cross the line and become a declaration of war? It’s a question I’ve been pondering for a long time, as well as the implications it has for the concept of “democracy.” How much should civilization and heritage bend to the desires of contrary groups in the name of freedom? If a movement has consistently proven itself to be a destructive force that seeks to undermine the foundations of the west, should they be allowed to stay in the west? Is it authoritarian to kick them out? If it is, does it matter? Read More

11.25.23- The Suicide Cult
James Howard Kunstler

“… this is not confined to the Right — popular sentiment in Israel is shifting from liberal-secular, to biblical-eschatological.” — Alastair Crooke

If we can agree on nothing else, you must grant that Western Civ needs to have its head examined. The war of Israel upon Gaza springs from the vast limbic netherworld where all the phantoms, myths, gods, and devils abide. What’s going on in the Bible lands now is a demonstration that the wrath of Yahweh is a match for the wrath of Allah. The West appears to abhor this battle, as it derives from the deepest and darkest sector of the West’s own psychology — a place the West fears to go. Read More

11.24.23- In Praise of Conspiracy Theorists
Brian Maher

Due to professional obligations we take aboard an overplus of daily “information.”

Some of it — perhaps more than some of it — sorts into the “conspiratorial” category.

For example: the theory that space lasers set Maui on fire.

For example: the theory that the Rothschilds ordered Kennedy shot dead.

For example: the theory that the Twin Towers were knocked down not by shanghaied airplanes but by pre-planted explosives. Read More

11.23.23- A Plausible Explanation for JFK’s Assassination?
J. Robert Smith

Conspiracies as history doesn’t crank my tractor. You know, secretive Free Masons running the country since its founding. Most JFK conspiracy stuff I’ve dismissed. Occam’s razor often suffices. But a JFK assassination conspiracy theory recently grabbed my attention… because it isn’t much of a conspiracy. It’s a simpler explanation than most others, which can be crazy byzantine tales. It involves Cuba, though not directly.

Sure, conspiracies happen. Lincoln was killed as the principal target in a conspiracy. Read More

11.22.23- Jenny Was a Horrendous C**t
to Forrest Gump

Ben Bartee

I stumbled on a meme that really tickled my Jungian misogyny bone.

It got me to thinking about the plot in Forrest Gump. I decided then and there that I had a moral obligation to do this critique of possibly the worst female love interest in literary history who was meant to be a protagonist of sorts. Read More

11.21.23- New J6 Footage Shows Capitol Police May Have Incited Riot by Firing Munitions Into Peaceful Crowd
Tyler Durden

House Speaker Mike Johnson has released over 40,000 hours of J6 footage including capitol police body cam footage to the public in the interests of transparency, an action which should have been taken years ago.  Each new piece of footage only confirms what many Americans already understood – That the few scant minutes of available video recycled by the media paint a false picture of what really happened.  Many would argue that J6 was nothing more than a protest that was turned into a riot by police incitement and establishment spin. Read More

11.20.23- The Long History of Israeli Terror
James Perloff

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11.18.23- Sex, drugs, and booze is the least of their problems
Simon Black

We’re going to talk about strip clubs and binge drinking today. Yet surprisingly this article is not about Hunter Biden.

I’m actually talking about the FDIC… as in the organization that’s supposed to insure customer deposits in the US banking system.

The FDIC isn’t typically an institution that’s associated with sex, drugs, and booze; in fact an agency that sends people from bank to bank across the country to comb through financial records and look for infractions of obscure regulations… should qualify as THE most boring in the world. Read More

11.17.23- The Climate Needs Low Interest Rates
Brian Maher

The Green New Deal — so-called — evidently cannot endure elevated interest rates.


Solar and wind projects, and new electric-vehicle plants, demand heavy upfront investments… With the cost of corporate debt doubling in the past two years, from 3.2% to 6.4%… it’s a bad time to be taking out new loans to finance capital projects. “It was an industry whose economics rested on low rates,” says Bobby Tudor, CEO of Houston-based Artemis Energy Partners, which invests in traditional and clean-energy companies. “When you have your cost of debt effectively doubling, it sort of wipes out your equity return.” Read More

11.16.23- CPI: An Outright Lie!
David Haggith

But everyone believed it so much they raised a toast to dying inflation and threw celebrations everywhere.

While I’m going to wait until the weekend in my “Deeper Dive” to lay out what really happened in beneath the surface of CPI and what an outright lie that report is so that I can let my head cool before writing, I’ll note that one normally soft-spoken economist in the headlines below calls what just happened “chickenshit” that he says shouldcause heads to roll at the BLS. What they did was just that bad. I thought I might have to dig hard to find it, but it is practically hiding in plain sight. Read More

11.15.23- The Great Taking
David Morgan

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11.14.23- What About the Corruption-Incompetence in Washington DC?
Frosty Wooldridge

The sheer magnitude of incompetence and corruption in Washington DC makes this journalist sick to my stomach weekly. It’s almost beyond comprehension of what’s going on with those 535 Congressional Critters. What are they doing and why are they screwing up/destroying our country to this degree in 2023?

Not to mention, we endure our president of the United States who shakes hands with the air, must be led off stage by his wife, who doesn’t know where he is or what day of the week it is, let alone the location of Israel on a map.  Read More

11.13.23- The Polycrisis
Charles Hugh Smith

Back in 2017 when I composed this graphic of overlapping crises, the word polycrisiswas not yet in common use. Polycrisis has various definitions, for example: “the simultaneous occurrence of several catastrophic events.”

But this doesn’t explain the truly dangerous dynamic in polycrisis, which is the nonlinear, mutually reinforcing potential of disparate crises to generate effects much larger than the initial causes Read More

11.11.23- How social media, cancel culture and our desire to understand the suffering of others has made the US vulnerable to being hijacked by the political wills of other nations.
Christopher LaBorde

Propaganda machines have been an integral part of governments and conflicts since the first government existed, but the new mediums have truly changed the game. The effectiveness of these machines has to do with how easily our emotions can be hacked to override our ability to think through situations rationally, and these new mediums specialize in decreasing thought.  Read More

11.10.23- Gaza Is Not the US/Israeli Target
Paul Craig Roberts

This report from M. K. Bhadrakumar in India via Consortium News indicates that my analysis of October 30, 2023, is correct that the October 7 Hamas attack was a reopening by US neoconservatives and Israel of the Middle Eastern Wars, the purpose of which is to remove Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran as barriers to Greater Israel.  What is called Israel’s right to self-defense is a euphemism for Israeli expansion. Read More

11.09.23- Will The Woke Industrial Complex Ever Wake Up?
Christian Milord

Have you ever wondered if and when the woke industrial complex will rise out of its slumber and smell the coffee? There are plenty of common-sense folks who wonder about the same topic.

It appears that woke influencers in business, education, entertainment, government, and sports repeat the same mistakes over and over despite being called out by concerned citizens and consumers. Indeed, many businesses such as Budweiser, CNN, Disney, Target, and others continue to defy the will of the people even when public support diminishes. Read More

11.08.23- The West Is Wile.E Coyote & The Brics Are the Road Runner
Helena Glass

Zelenskyy thought he was protected.   He thought he could do or say anything and still be the ‘head honcho’.  He took his war spoils and bought villas, houses, apartments, all while his wife, Sophie, spent lavishly on – clothes and jewelry.   All while murdering their populace, the peoples they were tasked with bringing into the modern world.  The last statement in Zelenskyy’s presidential speech 2019:  “Now I will do all I can so that Ukrainians at least do not cry any more.”   Everything the West promises never comes true. Read More

11.07.23- AMOC and the Dollar – Shutting Down the Panama Canal and Freezing Europe
Christopher LaBorde

At its core, weather is the transfer of energy from one location to another. Changes in the Global trends can be very disruptive as the local trends are built on top of them. Recently three headlines caught my eye because they all supported the discovery of a major global shift in thermal energy. I am not writing to discuss climate change or possible reasons for climate change. I am writing to explore financial events that you should look for if these recent measurements support the conclusions that the AMOC is weakening. Read More

11.06.23- A Whorehouse of Damned Fools: Thought, If Any, in the Federal Bubble
Fred Reed

I expect my columns to be gems of lucidity and concision, such as to arouse despair in other writers. I have been expecting this for decades now. It may still happen. Meanwhile I fear today’s effort will be helterskelter, having the literary aspect of a tossed salad. I beg patience.

The Earth holds some eight billion people. It is interdependent  with most relying, sometimes for life itself, on things from somewhere else: food, oil, gasoline, fertilizers, parts crucial to machines also crucial, electronics controlling the crucial machines and networks. A world war, even with conventional weapons, would kill incalculable numbers, if only by breaking supply chains. We don’t know how many since we haven’t tried it yet. Nuclear? Far worse. Read More

11.04.23- The Jewish American Dilemma
James Howard Kunstler

“In a world that is not conforming to the narrative of continuous Progress, the response from self-declared progressives has been to try to rewrite our past into the multicultural utopia that they wish to see realised. This will not end well. The war on reality cannot be won.” — Luke Dodson

At this moment, when there is an awful struggle over the Hebrews’ place in the world — so dire that you’re waiting for World War Three to vaporize everything you’ve ever cared about — one observes the Jewish American scene with trepidation. Since I am a Jewish American, I’m just going to flop this one on the table like so much meat to see what kind of animals it brings out of the woodwork to fight over it. Read More

11.03.23- Hezbollah Chief: US "Directly Responsible" For Gaza Atrocities,
Will Soon Pay "Heavy Price"

Tyler Durden

Summary recap: Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah's speech went for just under one-and-a-half hours, and while full of threats and ultra-provocative heated words aimed at Israel and the United States, this was not a declaration of war speech. But he emphasized that Hezbollah's full entry into war with Israel will be determined based on developing events in Gaza, and whether Israel halts its attacks on the Palestinian people. Shelling on the Israel-Lebanese border was reportedly ongoing through and by the end of the speech in Beirut (Nasrallah addressed his top officers via remote feed from a secure location). Some highlights from Nasrallah's speech... Read More

11.02.23- Rise of BlackRock
and Fascism in the US

Doug Casey

International Man: With nearly $10 trillion in assets under management (AUM), BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager.

The company exploded in size after the 2008 financial crisis, and that’s no coincidence.

Central banks around the world have printed scores of trillions since then. A significant portion of that freshly created money eventually found its way into the stock market, specifically BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Read More

11.01.23- Is Government the Cash Cow for Politicians?
Philip Giraldi

Ambition Should Be Tempered by Love of Country, not of Money!

The conflict in Israel-Gaza illustrates perfectly how the United States government runs on corruption, with the deep pocketed Jewish and Israeli lobbies able to buy every national level politician that matters to give the loathsome Benjamin Netanyahu a carte blanche both in terms of a free pass on committing war crimes while also having unlimited access to the US Treasury and the contents of military arsenals. Read More

10.31.23- A rising wave of property defaults threatens hundreds of US banks
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Vulnerable lenders are being squeezed on all sides as a debt-laden real estate sector succumbs to hybrid working

America’s commercial property collapse is becoming a danger to the financial system.

Office blocks purchased with debt remain half empty, 18 months after the end of the pandemic. Thousands of buildings will have to be torn down. Hundreds of regional banks are sitting on crippling losses that they yet to acknowledge. Read More

10.30.23- Henry Kissinger: AI Will Replace Humans within 5 Years
Frank Bergman

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has declared that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans within the next five years.

Kissinger, a member of the globalist World Economic Forum (WEF), asserts that AI dominance will be the “biggest challenge” humans will face.

According to a report published on Insider, Kissinger made the comments during an interview with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer. Read More

10.28.23- Watch: Zennials Are Terrified Of Military Draft As War Loom
Tyler Durden

The irony and hypocrisy is dripping across social media as zennials slowly begin to realize that the consequences of their support for establishment elitism might come back to bite them in the ass.  Keep in mind that this is the generation most inclined to vote for Joe Biden and his ilk, and the generation most inclined to rabidly support war against Russia in Ukraine.  These were the same people clamoring for hundreds of billions of dollars in American weapons and funding to be sent to Ukraine to prolong a losing war leading to the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian draftees. Read More

10.27.23- Aces and Eights
William Schryver

Russian MiG-31 interceptor carrying a Kinzhal hypersonic missile.

It now appears certain the United States is concentrating a huge naval force in the eastern Mediterranean, Red, and Arabian seas.

Several NATO nations are also sending warships to join this growing fleet.

Unknown numbers of US and NATO submarines are also certainly lurking in these regions. Read More

10.26.23- Not One, Not Some, But All…
Charles R. Dickens

I received a message from Brother David this morning on this exact topic. I responded to an assertion that this is something new. On the contrary – what we face happens all the time and throughout history just before the fall of every great nation when people equate irresponsibility and recklessness – licentiousness with freedom.

Allowing free expression is essential to growth, but knowing what to say and when is crucial to the republic’s survival. It’s like yelling fire in a crowded theater – you can, but should you? We forget that freedom implies responsibility and a willingness to agree to disagree. It allows everyone a choice of what and who to believe. The most difficult of all is deciding what’s most important: the Republic or the Individual.  Read More

10.25.23- Lock ’n Load, America
Paul Dragu

On October 7, the world was shocked, angered, and saddened to learn that a small army of barbarians living like sardines in a 25-mile stretch of desert broke through Israel’s usually impenetrable southern border and killed more than a thousand Jewish civilians.

But the emotion that seemed to take up the most real estate in Western hearts was moral shock at the animalistic brutality of the Hamas terrorists. It didn’t matter how harmless the Jews they came across were, or that they posed no physical threat. Hamas killed them. The few they let live were taken hostage. Read More

10.24.23- Silver Slippers, Flying Monkeys and Gold as a Weapon – The 1896 US ElectionThe History of Money: Installment 2 –
Deflation and Farmers

Larry LaBorde

This piece was written by my father in December of 2003 - George W. Bush’s approval ratings were high following the successful invasion of Iraq and the capture of Saddam Hussein, the republican party controlled both the house and the senate and the main political concern was the ongoing war in Iraq. The US economy was recovering from the 2001 recession, unemployment was falling, the stock market was rising and the main economic issue was the budget deficit. Ironically the imperialism concern from 1896 election was still a concern but we had definitively solved the limitations on money supply inflation…Read More

10.23.23- Watch Out, You Might Get What You're After
Jim Quinn

Hold tight
Wait ’til the party’s over
Hold tight
We’re in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Talking Heads – Burning Down the House

If you haven’t noticed, we’re in for nasty weather. The swirling winds of a cloudy Fall day, as darkness descends upon the world, portends the coming vicious storms approaching our shores. Winter is coming. The gathering storm in the Middle East, with sides being chosen, alliances formed, enemies provoked, military’s mobilized, and the U.S. military industrial complex arming all sides, is just one of multiple potential inflection points poised to set the world ablaze if one of the psychopathic world leaders, installed to advance the globalist reset agenda, lights the fuse and ignites a global conflagration. Read More

10.21.23- Nuts, Fruits and Flakes: Objective Analysis of a Granola Congress
Fred Reed

I confess that I am a bad American. Yes, I pay little attention to Congress. why? Because it seems to me little more than a storefront operation for the powers that count in America:  Big Pharma, military industry, Wall Street and so on. They make policy.  Congress just announces it. Nor do I much read the Constitution, a document in tatters that has little obvious connection to American life. Read More

10.20.23- False Virtue: The Life and Death of “American Exceptionalism”
Thomas DiLorenzo

The impending decline of the dollar is apparently imposing a real Halloween scare on the American foreign policy establishment.  An August 22, 2023 article on the Council on Foreign Relations Web site entitled “The Future of Dollar Hegemony” explained that: Read More

10.19.23- Rushing Into Catastrophe
Paul Craig Roberts

The Biden regime refuses to defend US borders but does not hesitate to rush aircraft carrier task forces and the 101st US Airborne Division to defend Israel’s borders.  “We have Israel’s back,” endlessly proclaims America’ Jewish Secretary of State.  “America can afford two wars,” proclaims America’s Jewish Secretary of the Treasury.  But forget protecting our own border and the burdens on American taxpayers.

It seems our government is captured and risks our lives and welfare in the interest of another country. Read More

10.18.23- 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' - Due To Horrific Decisions By Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein And Many More, We're All Living With The Consequences Of A Failed State
MN Gordon

“As interest costs go up in the United States, you get in this vicious circle, where higher interest rates cause higher funding costs, cause higher debt issuance, which cause further bond liquidation, which cause higher rates, which puts us in an untenable fiscal position.” – Paul Tudor Jones, October 10, 2023 Read More

10.17.23- Slouching Towards the Final Solution
Pepe Escobar

You have stolen the orchards of my ancestors
And the land that I cultivated
And you left nothing for us
Except for these rocks…
If I become hungry
The usurper’s flesh will be my food.

– Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish

It’s by now confirmed that Egyptian intel warned their Israeli counterparts only 3 days before Al-Aqsa Flood that something “big” was coming from Hamas. Tel Aviv, its multi-billion dollar security apparatus and the IDF, “the strongest army in the world”, chose to ignore it. Read More

10.16.23- Things Will Turn Nasty
Jim Quinn

“I suddenly had this feeling that everything was connected. It’s like I could see the whole thing, one long chain of events that stretched all the way back before Larkhill. I felt like I could see everything that happened, and everything that is going to happen. It was like a perfect pattern, laid out in front of me. And I realised we’re all part of it, and all trapped by it. 

With so much chaos, someone will do something stupid. And when they do, things will turn nasty.” – Finch – V for Vendetta Read More

10.14.23- A Quarter to Midnight in America
Justin O. Smith

‘‘So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death . . .’’

Everything we are witnessing today is a denial of our Natural Rights, Freedom and Liberty and spiritual realities. What is left to us is this naked, immoral society that now holds itself up as the arbiter of what can and can’t be allowed in the public forum and the halls of government, as if government and its men do in fact grant us our rights, such privileges as they see fit. Read More

10.13.23- The Election’s Being Decided NOW
Jim Rickards

Today, with so much going on in the world, I’m writing about the 2024 presidential election. Why on earth would I write about the November 2024 election in October 2023?.

Because this election is different. The election won’t be decided in November 2024. It’s being decided now.

If you’re an investor, you need to prepare accordingly. Read More

10.12.23- Consequences of Cowardice
TL Davis

The Hamas attack in Israel over the weekend was as much of a border security failure as it was an intelligence failure. Part of the plan was to breach the wall with bulldozers and explosives. There was no report on how many Palestinians breached the wall to take part in the carnage, but it’s safe to say that it was a tiny fraction of the number of terrorists who breach America’s borders every day. Some of them are flat-out foreign enemy soldiers, all of them are welcomed in with government apps, cell phones and pre-paid gift cards. This is suborning treason and anyone complicit in it has committed the crime.  Read More

10.11.23- The Many Flavors of Doom
Charles Hugh Smith

Change the incentives and feedback loops and you change the flavor of Doom we're about to be served. 

There are many flavors of Doom, and new flavors are being introduced at a dizzying rate. We've gone from chocolate and vanilla (thermonuclear war and mass starvation) to if not quite 31 flavors, certainly a colorful array of options. 

Climate change has been quite the rage (ahem), but war is rapidly increasing its share of the doom mindspace. Read More

10.10.23- Here We Go Loop-de-Loop
James Howard Kunstler

“Palestine is not Ukraine. If America intervenes directly, all American locations in the region will become legitimate targets of the resistance axis and will face our attacks. And on this day there will be no red line left.” —Hezbollah Official Statement

You know, of course, that the CIA’s job is to detect sinister doings in other countries, especially as they might affect our own country. Looks like they missed something lately in the spook-filled space between Iran and Israel. Do you suppose they’re too busy running Facebook? Read More

10.09.23- Killing Us Softly
Joseph P Farrell

This has been a “geopolitical” week, and we round out what has thus far been a clown show, with Canada’s Justin Turdeau being the clown in chief this week, closely followed by the clowns in the US Congress – McCarthy, McConnell – doubling down on more uniparty aid for the Ukraine in the latest “budget deal”.  But there’s some more geopolitical bad news lurking, and I suspect that this article which was shared by many of you has a “hidden story” that will be the subject of today’s high octane speculation. Read More

10.07.23- Comes the Dancing Skeleton
James Howard Kunstler

“We’ve conflated politics and bad mental health until they are indistinguishable.”— Scott Adams

By some hidden working of unseen forces, legions of ghouls and demons are bursting out of the ground in every other front yard of small-town America. Supposedly hard-up working-class people go all-out constructing Halloween shrines to the totem figures of decay and death, as in some depraved cargo cult competition aimed at hastening our country’s descent into chaos. The end can’t come soon enough, seems to be the message. Something in the zeitgeist is prompting us to do this. Read More

10.06.23- Ex Military ~ Kristen Meghan on chemtrails
Newage Lu

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10.05.23- Friday the 13th Could have been Known as “Kill Your Banker Day”
Larry LaBorde

My fascination with money began at an early age. I happened to be 7 years old when the new 1965 "tokens" were first minted. I was not sure why, but I knew there was something going on here. Several adults grumbled and complained that the new coins were really tokens because the last real coins had been minted the year before, in 1964. Several people I knew began collecting the 1964 and older coins and kept telling me that I should too because some day they would be worth something. And so, at the tender age of 7, I became a "coin collector" and a "silver commodities trader". At the time my, Father was on the board of directors at one of the local banks so I asked all the tellers at the main branch to "save the silver for me" and I would trade tokens for them. Read More

10.04.23- Solutions Are Scary: Part 2 – Economic Rebellion And Black Markets
Brandon Smith

In the first article in this series I examined the issue of militias and the public taking its security into its own hands.  I did this because frankly, without security, you have nothing.  There are millions of people out there, each with their own pet concerns and many of these people think their primary issue is the secret silver bullet solution to everything.  It’s not.  Security comes first, everything else is secondary.  That said, the most important factor next to physical safety is economic preparedness. Read More

10.03.23- Recruiting goals down,
military looks to migrants

Monica Showalter

The migant surge has its uses for certain elements in the U.S. - for Democrats, voters, for business interests, cheap labor; for NGOs, more federal funding, and for the U.S. military beset with a recruiting crisis, seeing all those single, military-aged young men stream over, they seem to be a gold mine.

We see scattered references to it all over. 

Here's a report from NPR interviewer Tom Bowman with a military recruiter: Read More

10.02.23- 11 Assumptions About The Future
Matt Smith

If you watch our podcast Doug Casey’s Take, you already know. We’re in the middle of a complex and destructive phase full of unknowns.

Our goal with The Phyle is to focus on solutions. To make progress, we must clearly articulate the problem.

Amidst this chaotic phase, it’s impossible to predict even the near future. The best we can do is form a hypothesis and orient our actions around it. Read More

09.30.23- Warning: Reality Is Escaping
Out The Back Door

Patrick Wood

The total collapse of reality may be at hand. We have already witnessed mass formation during the Great Panic of 2020, where large swaths of the world seemingly lost touch with reality. That was just a foretaste of what is about to come.

This is hard to understand, and you might need to read it multiple times. Do it, lest you fall prey to a simulacrum. Read More

09.29.23- The End of the Road for the Dollar
Alasdair Macleod

With the Asian hegemons undoubtedly able to introduce gold standards, where does that leave the dollar?

This article describes just how precarious the fiat dollar’s position has become. For now, the dollar appears to be buoyed up by rising bond yields. However, as they rise further portfolio losses for foreign investors are likely to increase, leading to dollar liquidation. It is not generally realised how many dollars and dollar securities are owned by foreigners, the bulk of them being held outside the US banking system. And the quantity of foreign currency owned by Americans to absorb this selling is very small in comparison. Read More

09.28.23- Holy Cow, They’re Naked!
Brian Maher

Mr. Warren Buffett — Omaha’s sage:

“A rising tide floats all boats….Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

How many presently wade waist-deep without swim trunks?

We do not know precisely. Yet we hazard the number is vast.

Interest rates have endured a magnificent increase commencing last March. Read More

09.27.23- Who Owns the United States?
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D.

The recent sparring between Elon Musk and the despicable Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has cast considerable light on the successful attempts by Jewish groups to dominate America’s foreign as well as some domestic policies, in part by taking away the First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech so their behavior cannot be challenged. As readers of Unz will be aware, Musk has threatened to sue the ADL for as much as $22 billion for defaming him and doing material damage to his business interests while also falsely smearing Musk himself and the platform for allegedly providing an antisemitic haven for “hate speech.” In Musk’s view, the ADL has put pressure on potential advertisers not to do business with him and to engage in a total boycott of his social networking sites. Read More

09.26.23- “It’s Not Coming; It’s Already Here”
James Rickards

When I talk about the war on cash and a cashless society, some people think I’m exaggerating the threat or they don’t take it seriously.

But I’m not exaggerating the threat. It’s here, it’s growing and it’ll only get worse. Today I’ll show you the latest example.

The proponents of the cashless society cite convenience as a major benefit. Why bother having to tote a bunch of cumbersome cash and coins around when you can just swipe a card or pay with your smartphone? Read More

09.25.23- Blobitis
James Howard Kunstler

“Our government has not failed us. To fail implies there was at least a good faith effort to do the right thing.” — Eric Matheny

The new science of blobology informs us that political blobs blow up like dying stars gorging on runaway fusion.The blob expands beyond the viable limits of its internal contradictions and implodes in a spectacular vacuum of absurdity. The Washington DC blob’s dire pulsations lately signal that it’s about to blow its toxic endoplasm all over our nation’s capital, drowning many denizens in deadly slime. Read More

09.23.23- Flying on a Wing and a Prayer
MN Gordon

The main essence, as we understand it, is that over the last 18 months the Federal Reserve has reduced its balance sheet by nearly $1 trillion.  With less Fed credit available, market interest rates must go higher.  As interest rates go up, asset prices (stocks, bonds, and real estate) will eventually go down.

It is important to understand this.  Because if you don’t, you may end up doing something you’ll regret.  The consequences of which you’ll have to live with. Read More

09.22.23- Governments Start Calling For Price Controls – Rationing And CBDCs Come Next
Brandon Smith

Last month in the middle of the surreal “Bidenomics” hype I published an article titled ‘Nothing Is Over: Inflation Is About To Come Back With A Vengeance.’  I outlined the misconceptions surrounding CPI and how it is not an accurate model for the effects of inflation.  I also noted that the index had been manipulated downwards by Joe Biden as he flooded the market with oil from the strategic reserves.  Because so many elements of the CPI are connected to energy, Biden had created an artificial drop in CPI using this strategy. Read More

09.21.23- Clintons Re-Launch Global Initiative Foundation & Presidential Run
Helena Glass

As Congress meets to argue whether Ukraine is entitled to another dime, out of the cobwebs comes Hillary to save the day.   Metaphorically.   She wants to save the day for Ukraine at the expense of USAID via US Taxpayers.   Relaunching her Foundation that reportedly actually granted roughly 6% to charity, she has declared her foundation’s newest scandal will be to ‘give humanitarian aid to Ukraine’.   That is double speak for ‘YOUR tax dollars will go to Ukraine via the Clinton Foundation financed by the US Government’:

Of course, there will be substantial donations to Big Mommy and Family members in the process. Read More

09.20.23- Our Rulers: Wrong in Theory, Incompetent in Practice
Christopher Chantrill

The big takeaway from the western ruling class’s war on the rising populist movement is ruling-class failure. Rulers typically don’t feel the need to take out the opposition unless they have fluffed it. Or muffed it: I’m not sure which applies here. Hello Fluffy Joe Stalin in the 1930s and Muffy Mao in the 1960s. Frankly I’d prefer if Muffy and Buffy would stick to playing beach volleyball. Read More

09.19.23- The Coming Collapse of the Global Ponzi Scheme
George Ford Smith

It won’t be long before governments around the world, including the one in Washington, self-destruct.

Strong words, but anything less would be naïve.

As economist Herbert Stein once said, “If something cannot go on forever, it has a tendency to stop.” Case in point: fiat money political regimes. Interventionist economies of the West are in a fatal downward spiral, comparable to that of the Roman Empire in the second century, burdened with unsustainable debt and the antiprosperity policies of governments, especially the Green New Deal. Read More

09.18.23- The Religion Of Masking
Gwendolyn Kull

What do burkas, tichels, yarmulkes, hijabs, kapps, fezzes, dukus, and surgical masks all have in common?

Religious cultures mandate or strongly encourage these head coverings to comply with dogma. Although most of these are rooted in ethnic and religious traditions of any denomination to reflect humility before G-d and modesty before man, surgical masks have become the morality trend of the Western world for those who fear The Science before they fear any god. Read More

09.16.23- Inflation Burns Through “Safe” Sectors – What’s Next?
Peter Reagan

Since May 2021, inflation persistently above the Fed’s 2% target has devoured our purchasing power, day by day. Making the cost of living impossible to predict and planning for the future increasingly uncertain.

After a short period of cooling off, inflation is heating up again on multiple fronts. One rather unexpected price surge will make budgeting a challenge for many people for the second half of the year. Read More

09.15.23- French grocery chain adds ‘shrinkflation’ labels to products
in bid to shame supplier pricing

Hannah Ward-Glenton

French grocery chain Carrefour has taken the unusual step of adding labels to its products that have recently shrunk in size but have ramped up in price.

The move — both in stores and on its website — looks to pile pressure on its suppliers that have increased prices for the chain, despite raw material prices having recently eased.

Carrefour added the “shrinkflation” warning stickers to a range of products, from Lipton Iced Tea and Pepsi , to boxes of Lindt chocolates and baby milk powder. Read More

09.14.23- The World Ends in 17 Days
Brian Maher

On Sept. 30… in a mere 17 days…

The United States government will “shut down” barring fresh congressional funding.

Uncle Samuel’s doors will swing shut — and Pandora’s notorious box will swing open.

Horror upon horror will ensue. Read More

09.13.23- The Mills of the Gods
James Howard Kunstler

“We didn’t love freedom enough.” — Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Do you think that more than half of the US public may be getting a little irked with “Joe Biden’s” lawfare elf, AG Merrick Garland, as he rolls one innocent J-6 protester after another into decades of hard-time for strolling through the US Capitol building — while the special counsels assigned to only a few of the Biden family crimes play hide-the-salami with due process? Read More

09.12.23- Military Will Oversee 2024 Election…
the Cabal’s Days are Numbered

Clif High

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09.11.23- How Do We Reach the Brainwashed?
VN Alexander

The antidote to propaganda is art. Thoughts on retelling the stories of 9/11 and C0VlD-19.

You may recall that, during the thick of it in 2020-2021, Covidians were immune—no, that’s not the right metaphor—they were allergic to facts. They did not respond well even to the common sense statement that, since the C0Vld-19 shots hadn’t been through long-term trials, it might be unwise to take one.Read More

09.09.23- A Deeper Dive Into The Role Of Spike Protein In Myocarditis And Blood Clotting After COVID-19 Vaccination
Allison Kruig, MPH and Dr. Ram Durlseti

In this series, “Promise or Peril: Alarming COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Issues,” we explore how the introduction of mRNA technology lacked an adequate regulatory framework, setting the stage for serious adverse events and other concerns related to inadequate safety testing of lipid nanoparticles, spike protein, and residual DNA- and lipid-related impurities, as well as truncated/modified mRNA species. Read More

09.08.23- Leading The Charge
On Civics Education

Thomas Kelly

The need for stronger civics instruction has never been clearer. As recently released test scores revealed, American students simply do not possess the civics knowledge they need to become thoughtful and engaged citizens. Knowledge of basic facts is important; knowledge of our nation’s story and founding ideals—which gives meaning to these facts—is more so. Read More

09.07.23- Goldman Sucks
David Haggith

Being big doesn’t equal being right.

However, the confirmations keep rolling in for my contrarian positions against some of the greats like Goldman Sachs. I’m not referring to my stock positions, as I have none right now, but my opinions on where the economy is headed. You can listen to the Golden Boys — the experts — if you prefer, but let me remind you of how they saw nothing coming during the Great Recession. At least, their public advice ran opposite of how things went (and that was by design). Read More

09.06.23- The numbers are in, and we can say it with certainty: Lockdowns were
worse than useless

Dan Hannan

It was all for nothing. Really, for nothing. The miseries we inflicted on ourselves after March 2020 — the school closures, the ruined businesses, the debts, the authoritarianism — were caused by a moment of lightheaded panic.

How can I be so sure? Because, three-and-a-half years on, the results are in. And, let me warn you, they make dismal reading for anyone who went along with the lockdowns. You see, there was a counterfactual all along. Sweden did not impose mask mandates or stay-at-home orders. It did not close its borders or its businesses. Other than banning large meetings, it carried on as normal and told people to use their common sense. Read More

09.05.23- Let’s Call It Treason
Ray DiLorenzo

People see but they do not understand. People hear but they do not comprehend. In the meantime, politicians both see and hear, but ignore. It is treason by omission

Millions of people around the world are beginning to figure out that there is a force, an evil cabal trying to take over the entire planet. This force has influenced leaders of every persuasion, in every country, and has been remarkably successful in putting a vast amount of governmental, religious, educational, medical, corporate and institutional leaders in a sort of trance, to do their will. Read More

09.04.23- It’s Time to Bring Back Citizen Militias
Brandon Smith

The most common retort you will encounter from skeptics and dishonest people when it comes to discussing the issue of economic decline, social breakdown and the PROVEN conspiracy of globalist institutions to centralize power under the formation of a worldwide financial system and a world government, is that “It’s all well and good to talk about the problems, but unless you can come up with solutions your analysis is irrelevant.” Read More

09.02.23- Happenings Await
James Howard Kunstler

“Even Americans who have no particular interest in freedom and independence in democracies worldwide, should be satisfied that we’re getting our money’s worth on our Ukraine investment.” — Sen. Richard Blumenthal

The Labor Day weekend looms like a gateway into an autumn hell-scape of political psychodrama, so enjoy those last clam rolls of the season before the zeitgeist darkens and events pound the shore like so many waves of  hurricane surf. Further inland, where the Swamp lies, unseen hands work overtime to falsify reality in a leaderless nation. Everybody feels the unbearable tension of things as yet unhappened. Read More

09.01.23- Is Vivek Ramaswamy the Only Republican Presidential Candidate Who Understands the Constitution?
Laurence M. Vance

Vivek Ramaswamy is “unapologetically pro-life,” but won’t sign a federal abortion ban on constitutional grounds.

Good for him.

Said Ramaswamy:

My view, as someone who is running for U.S. president, responding to the question about the Supreme Court case, was that Roe v. Wade was correct to be turned on constitutional grounds. Read More

08.31.23- 'We Are Speeding Towards Assassination [of President Trump] Obviously'
Tucker Carlson

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08.30.23- Socialism Is Compulsion
Al Benson Jr.

Socialism, in many varied forms, is presented to us as the panacea for all the world’s problems. Actually, it is the solution for none of them and a major contributor to most of them, but the socialists hope you never figure that out. If you did, you might be tempted to repudiate socialism, which they want you to embrace. Read More

08.29.23- The Western World Is About To Deliver Some Bad News To Its Young Adults
Benjamin Picton

Here Be Dragons

I’ve been away on holiday for the last two weeks trying my best to pay more attention to my children than I do to the markets. Mission accomplished for the most part, but it has been hard to look away while momentous shifts seem to be occurring all around us. Indeed, at the Jackson Hole symposium over the weekend, ECB President Lagarde re-upped her comments from April by suggesting that “there are plausible scenarios where we could see a fundamental change in the nature of economic interactions”, “past regularities may no longer be a good guide for how the economy works” and “there is no pre-existing playbook for the situation we are facing.” Read More

08.28.23- Long Live Labor, Up Rise the Peasants
David Haggith

Peasant revolts against corporate greed are coming.

I wasn’t able to get The Daily Doom out on Friday due to the orientation at work that I mentioned earlier, so I am making up for it by issuing a Saturday edition.

Labor is getting bold with the UAW authorizing a strike for a 46% wage increase and a cut in hours to a 32-hour workweek. Strikes like this and the big Teamsters success against UPS are made possible by what is still reported in today’s headlines as a 4,000,000 labor shortage. Since I’ve talked about the 4-million shortfall for nearly two years.  Read More

08.26.23- Campaign Photo
James Howard Kunstler

“Georgia could determine who is our next president. A TEAM of lawyers needs to watch them count every single vote. They can start in Fulton County where we are having water leaks.” — Fulton County DA Fani Willis, Nov. 4, 2020

What to make of this mugshot? Serious as a heart attack? I’d hate to be you on that fateful day? Table turner? Energy shift? Game on? Daddy’s in da house? Good career move? You can run but you can’t hide? Please, Br’er Fox, don’t fling me in that-there briar patch…! Read More

08.25.23- Americans No Longer Have Faith In Our Major Institutions, And So Is The Collapse Of Our Civilization Inevitable?
Michael Snyder

If the American people have lost faith in almost all of our major institutions, how is our civilization going to survive?  If any collective effort is going to work, people have to believe in that effort.  That is true whether we are talking about a sports team, a business partnership, a romantic relationship or a nation as a whole.  When people stop believing, it is just a matter of time before failure arrives, and at this point the American people simply do not believe in those that are currently running our society.  In fact, a recent Gallup survey discovered that faith in our major institutions has dropped to depressingly low levels.  The survey asked people if they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in a long list of prominent institutions, and these were the resultsRead More

08.24.23- Deep State Pressing CV19 Fear Button for Control
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

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08.23.23- Why the Covid Delusion Continues
Jeff Thomas

Well, the COVID panic has been over for more than a year, and most people seem to be breathing a bit easier now, both literally and figuratively.

Most everyone has returned to their pre-COVID lives. The masks are mostly gone, and testing is only undertaken by a few people who remain in fear. Read More

08.22.23- The Ruling Class Sits atop
a Boiling Pot

J.B. Shurk

In the history books, great social revolutions are often distilled into digestible reasons for their emergence.  Rising unemployment, widespread illness, cultural upheaval, and rapid technological change have all been diagnosed as the proximate causes for various sudden shifts in society.  If you look past those antiseptic historical autopsies, though, and concentrate on the feelings and passions of the people who experienced the revolutions firsthand, you will find another symptom present in every single movement for great change: popular rejection of ruling class lies. Read More

08.21.23- Understanding The Parasitic Cooperation Between Globalists And Leftists
Brandon Smith

I have to admit that in my efforts to analyze and dissect far-left/globalist ideologies and agendas I have come to a point where I am just as fascinated as I am horrified. Consider for a moment the progressive “intersectional” narrative which we often refer to as “woke”: It’s not an activist movement because they already have equal rights under the law. It’s partially a political movement but their goals go far beyond putting candidates in government – A large part of the government is already on their side. Read More

08.19.23- Wake Up!
Jeffrey Tucker

The last three and a half years have been times of enormous upheaval.

It has affected politics, economics, culture, media and technology. It’s not just about the spreading of economic, cultural and demographic decay. Millions and billions of lives have been wrecked, to be sure, but there is also a big impact on the way we see the world around us. Read More

08.18.23- Vivek Ramaswamy Warns Tucker Carlson: This Country Is "On The Cusp Of Chaos... In A 1776 Moment"
Tyler Durden

Vivek Ramaswamy – the youngest Republican – sat down with Tucker Carlson in a wide-ranging interview this evening.

Ramaswamy talks about his controversial (for some) accusations that the government, the 9/11 Commission, and the FBI lied about certain events, leading to demands for accountability.

“It’s not okay for the government to lie to us. In a democracy, it’s poison and it corrodes the system that we revere: democracy. Read More

08.17.23- Spoiler: “Bidenomics” Is Failing
Sean Ring

Happy Thursday!

The family and I are a few days into our Grand Tour, today we’re in Paris.

I try not to wade into the mess of American politics… especially on vacation.

But flicking through my Twitter feed — or feed, rather — a bit of trading news caught my attention. Read More

08.16.23- Ballot Harvesting -- Only The Brain Dead Believe It Now!
Jay Valentine

The world of U.S. election fraud tactics changed forever — in the most fundamental of ways — last week with the Gateway Pundit publication of the alleged 2020 Michigan ballot manufacturing factory.

Days later, the Michigan Secretary of State confirmed that indeed this event did take place, adding a little different spin — the system caught this fraud before it impacted an election.  Interesting that now, three years later, an admitted massive election fraud event did occur — yet not one person has been jailed.  Not one prosecuted.  Not one indicted.  Crickets! Read More

08.15.23- Lahaina Was Destroyed by a Directed Energy Weapon
Edward Hendrie

Strangely buildings that have been destroyed allegedly by fire are surrounded by trees untouched by flames.

There were some strange things about the alleged wildfire at Lahaina, Hawaii. Notably, the spokesman who explained what happened was NOT a fire official or anyone from the local government with any knowledge of fire fighting or emergencies. Instead, we find Major General Kenneth Hara, the commanding general of the Hawaii Army National Guard. He stated that he did not know what ignited the fires. But he opined that low humidity and high winds “set the conditions for the wildfires.” He is an army general; what does he know about forest fires? Read More

08.14.23- Life In 2033: Monetary Apartheid
Mark Jeftovic

Roger and Reggie were identical twin brothers, born in Merrickville, Ontario around 1980.

They both had normal school trajectories, even sharing an apartment through college – Roger taking computer programming and Reggie electronics engineering. The brothers seemed well positioned to enjoy reasonably affluent lives, having secured high-tech vocations in an increasingly digitized world.Read More


08.12.23- August Psychodrama
James Howard Kunstler

“The idea that our Justice Department can indict someone, especially the sitting president’s main political rival, over speech that’s protected by the First Amendment is simply insane … Simply put, this indictment is nothing more than a declaration of war against American voters and their constitutional right to free speech.” — Alistair Crooke Read More


08.11.23- The Problem with Public Transit
Ed Bugos

A friend of mine works for the public sector, in transit specifically. When I asked him to tell me what value he saw in “public transit” for society, he replied,

You must be from the stone ages! Public transit fulfills an important function. It provides transportation for folks who can’t afford the private solutions, and also solves the problem of congestion and pollution in crowded cities. And it can do some of this better than private enterprise, especially in regard to poor people far away from jobs. Read More

08.10.23- Russia: ↑ Germany: ↓
Sean Ring

Boy, oh boy. This wasn’t supposed to happen.

Russia was supposed to be suffering. The West was supposed to be prospering.

Someone at the Office of Unintended Consequences didn’t inform Biden, Blinken, and Nuland that their strategy was asinine. Read More

08.09.23- Totalitarianism Has Metastasized
Paul Craig Roberts

The United States is rapidly becoming an oppressive totalitarian society. The totalitarianism that is overwhelming America does not rely on imposition by government as in George Orwell’s novel 1984.  It is imposed by the leading institutions of the society, such as the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Chase Bank, the universities, the media, the Democrat Party, school boards, corporations. Read More

08.08.23- 7 Trends Which Indicate That Economic Disaster Is Approaching Very Rapidly
Michael Snyder

The economic meltdown that is coming should not be a surprise to anyone.  Throughout U.S. history, there have always been signs that a major downturn was coming, and that is precisely what we are witnessing right now.  Tax revenues are way down, demand for trucking services is way down, demand for cardboard boxes is way down, the money supply is shrinking at the fastest pace in modern history, and the Conference Board’s index of leading economic indicators has already declined for 15 months in a row. Read More

08.07.23- The Two Minutes Hate
(New Normal Edition)

CJ Hopkins

Emmanuel Goldstein is a figure of great significance in the story '1984', and his role in the narrative serves as a powerful symbol of freedom and rebellion against oppressive authority. Like Big Brother, Goldstein very likely does not exist as an actual person, but rather, is a propaganda tool used by the Party to stir up emotion in the citizens. Goldstein functions as a threatening but ill-defined monster that the Party uses to keep citizens in line and prevent rebellion. Read More

08.05.23- Weekend Rant: If You Are Looking for a Belly Laugh. Read Fred Kagan's Latest
Larry Johnson

Saddam had Baghdad Bob. He was damn entertaining as he spilled his nightly delusions trying to convince the West that the Iraqi Army was keeping American troops at bay back in March 2003. Well, as the saying goes in Poker, I’ll see your Baghdad Bob and raise you a Fred Kagan.

Fred Kagan, spouse of the corpulent Victoria Nuland, is a “scholar” at the American Enterprise Institute and part of the Institute for the Study of War is out with an article that is worthy of a free ticket on the crazy train — How the Ukraine Counteroffensive Can Still Succeed. Here are some of the low points: Read More

08.04.23- The Truth About Ukraine
Chuck Baldwin

Here is the reality in Ukraine: The war in Ukraine is a complete disaster, and the American neocons that started and prolonged this war for their own selfish purposes (as they start every U.S. war for their own selfish purposes) have laid waste to yet another country and shown themselves (to anyone who is paying attention) to be filled with bloodlust, tyrannical ambitions and soulless hearts.

I’ll let Martin Armstrong provide the realistic overview: Read More

08.03.23- Collapse of American Cities
Doug Casey

International Man: What made big American cities attractive places to live in the past?

Doug Casey: Well, it’s not just American cities; it’s cities in general. Throughout all of history, cities have equated with civilization.

Cities offer safety, comfort, wealth, and community. They’re a medium for people to exchange ideas and trade easily. The Ascent of Man is built on cities and wouldn’t have been possible without them. Civilization is all about specialization and division of labor. The larger the city, the greater the possibilities. Read More

08.02.23- The Corruption Of Science By Politics
Jeffrey A. Tucker

Been to the movies lately? Maybe you are trying them out again.They seemed to have improved under the desperate desire to get audiences back.

I know there are reasonable criticisms but I found “Barbie” to be fun, if only because it completely ignored the last 20 years of gender dysphoria and asserted bracing but welcome sex binary. Read More

08.01.23- Deep State MSNBC Goon Calls For New PATRIOT Act Against ‘Domestic Terrorists’
Ben Bartee

A few years back, I (and many others) picked up on an emerging trend which has only intensified over time: the framing of “domestic terrorists” (meaning, in practice, any political opponents of the Deep State/Brandon regime) as something on par with foreign terrorists of the Islamic persuasion.

You may recall these fighting words from Former CIA Director John Brennan, now an MSNBC talking head, directed at “far-right” “domestic extremists” back in 2021: Read More

07.31.23- Panic Buying Starts Again
Martin Armstrong

First, it was toilet paper, then baby formula, and now it’s non-basmati rice that people are running to the stores and buying in bulk. India has put into effect on July 20th the ban on non-basmati rice in order to calm domestic prices. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute, the global rice market prices have already risen 15%-20% since September of 2022. People have already started panic buying in Texas, Washington, Michigan, and other states. It has not hit every state yet; the impact of this ban has been more so in the regions of larger Indian-origin populations. Most grocery stores have already allegedly limited one bag of rice per customer. Wholesalers and other companies have been adjusting prices which leads to price gouging, so rice is selling for double than usual. Read More

07.29.23- Weekend Rant: No Way Out
James Howard Kunstler

“…you put me right smack in the middle of the Diversion Agreement that I should have no role in… and you say Your Honor, don’t pay any attention to that provision not to prosecute?” — Federal Judge Maryellen Noreika

Of course, Hunter Biden’s fur-lined, gold-plated plea deal on firearm and tax charges got torn up this week by Federal Judge Maryellen Noreika, who discovered a sneakily hidden bit of legerdemain in it that would have left the First Son off-the-hook for any possible future charges such as a FARA rap for peddling his father’s influence to Ukraine, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and who knows how many other foreign governments for zillions of dollars. Read More

07.28.23- Recession Is Closer Than You Think, And Here’s The Proof
Peter Reagan

If you were to ask some market optimists about the possibility the U.S. would officially enter a recession this year, one answer one answer is, “What recession?”

Despite widespread expectations that the U.S. could be headed for a recession this year, the economy has proved a lot sturdier than many on Wall Street had forecast.

Another optimist writing for Forbes claimed that some economists forecasting a recession in the near future are “dead wrong.” Read More

07.27.23- Barbie and the Left's War on Childhood

Barbie dolls are meant for little girls from 3 to 12, while the Barbie movie is rated PG-13. The material in the movie isn’t appropriate for children, but neither is it appropriate for adults.

Parents are expected to take young girls to the movie which is one part pink glitz, as it is being marketed through every corporate media outlet, and one part extended feminist rant denouncing men and our society. Tacky and vulgar, Barbie the movie is the work of children in adult bodies who have been given adult powers, but confuse leftist virtue signaling with adult responsibilities. Read More

07.26.23- Unreal VIDEO: I’m Beginning to Seriously Believe DC Is Run By Literal Demons
Ben Bartee

I speculated some time back at Armageddon Prose that the governing authorities in the West might be demonically possessed.

My speculation — which was actually more tongue-in-cheek than sincere at the time — was based on the explicable behavior of one WEF-backed Canadian technocrat Chrystia Freeland, a top lieutenant of Chinese dictatorship admirer Justin Trudeau. Read More

07.25.23- Color America Dead, Gone and Buried
Justin O. Smith

“I look at life from Both Sides Now!” ~ Judy Collins

I have to wonder about people who still throw their full support behind Trump. What their support tells me is that they don’t stand for limited or conservative government, U.S. sovereignty, actual fiscal responsibility, or true freedom & individual liberty in any real form or fashion.

People would do well to recall that Trump often stated “I love debt”, later adding “I’m the King of Debt“. Read More

07.24.23- Lockheed Martin Predicts Strong Profits As Global Instability Rises
Kyle Anzalone

Lockheed Martin believes global instability is driving demand and sees an increase in annual profits. Washington’s proxy war in Ukraine has caused an increase in arms spending among NATO members, boosting weapons makers’ stock prices. 

On Tuesday, Lockheed raised its annual profit and sales outlook on strong demand for military equipment. After making the announcement, the company’s stock price increased by one percent. Read More

07.22.23- Kennedy Schools Dems
on Free Speech

Jeffrey Tucker

It was a strange experience watching the House hearing in which Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was testifying.

The topic was censorship and how and to what extent federal government agencies under two administrations muscled social media companies to take down posts, ban users and throttle content. The majority made its case.

What was strange was the minority reaction throughout. Read More

07.21.23- The Deeper Dive:
The Cashless Society is Here!

David Haggith

And it is spreading like a pandemic around the world.

The first part of this article is free to everyone in order to bring everyone up to date on how rapidly the world is collecting its citizens into a totally centralized cashless society. It also includes links and a password to give you access to some previously privileged content about the move toward cashless control that was originally for my Patrons only. I want to make sure everyone has access to the big picture that was once conspiracy theory but is now mainstream news starring major actors who are playing themselvesRead More

07.20.23- New York Fed Reports Surge In Credit Application Rejections
Bryan Jung

The New York Federal Reserve Bank said more Americans had their credit applications rejected last month at levels not seen in years.

The New York Fed reported on July 16 added that fewer people across the country also sought to borrow.

The report was part of the bank’s monthly Survey of Consumer Expectations, which is taken every four months to assess credit access issues in the United States. Read More

07.19.23- Girl Scouts offers LGBT patch for attending pride month celebrations, participating in activities
Samantha Kamman

Girl Scouts can earn an LGBT-themed patch by participating in several activities, such as attending a pride parade or creating a rainbow-themed flag, with the organization encouraging members of all levels to celebrate the LGBT movement this month.

In a document directed to troop leaders and guardians, the youth scouting organization Girl Scouts of the USA detailed how child participants can earn the LGBTQ+ Pride Month Fun Patch. Read More

07.18.23- How to Ruin a Thriving City in Less than a Decade
William F. B. O’Reilly

Thirty-five years ago I sat in a meeting in Northern Manhattan watching a group of senior citizens watching the sun go down. As twilight began to give way to darkness, one elderly person after another made his way to the door, clearly frightened.

Darkness will do that in a crime-riddled city, even at a meeting on public safety. Night had fallen in New York, and anywhere but one’s apartment was nowhere to be. Read More

07.17.23- Top Sweetener Officially Declared
a Carcinogen

Dr. Joseph Mercola

The World Health Organization has finally gotten around to declaring the popular artificial sweetener aspartame a potential carcinogen.1 I warned about aspartame’s cancer-causing potential on my site over 25 years ago, in my best-selling book, “Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health,” in 2006, and in an article I wrote for The Huffington Post.2 It’s since been deleted — but you can see just how long this danger has been known. Read More

07.15.23- Angel Studios Directing People to Clinton-Podesta NGOs
Greg Reese

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07.14.23- More Declassified JFK Documents
Joseph P. Farrell

There’s been another curious John F. Kennedy Assassination documents release, and this one caught my eye because of something that it said about what the U.S. government agencies were not going to do. Here’s the story spotted and shared by S.D. (with our thanks!  The Gizar community is the best community of article-spotters out there!):

I’m a sucker for documents like this, just like I’m a sucker for big artillery, big gemstones, bearer bonds, and large denomination financial instruments. So just stamp a document “Top Secret” or “Secret” and leave it in my box, and I’ll read it.  In the JFK case there is, of course, a large amount of relationships and connections between artillery, gems, bearer bonds and other large denomination financial instruments, and most regular readers of this website know what those relationships and connections are. Read More

07.13.23- Artificial Intelligence
John Leo Keenan

I hope you disagree with those who say “artificial intelligence” can be smarter than us.  Smarter than them, OK, but not smarter than all humans.  People who say it are unaware that “thinking” is a craft.  Too few see “thinking” as one more craft to be good at.  Children need to be taught that it is, so then they have before them the most important task they can accomplish and a growing number become good thinkers as opposed to average thinkers, with many attaining a high enough place that many other thinkers will know there are plenty of “top thinkers” in our midst.  Then people will have a hard time saying that a mere machine is or will be more intelligent than human beings. Read More

07.12.23- “Shut up — or Else!”
James Rickards

Certain establishment types consider my ideas extreme. They accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist or some kind of kook, way outside the boundaries of acceptable consensus.

That’s fine, I expect that. If you threaten powerful interests, you can expect that they’ll try to discredit you. Read More

07.11.23- Affirmative Action and
"The Dog That Didn't Bark"

Ron Unz

Just over three years ago, a black lifelong criminal named George Floyd died of an apparent drug-overdose in Minneapolis police custody. This might seem a very minor incident of little importance. But by emphasizing certain distorted facts and hiding others, our media transformed that event into a symbolic flashpoint and thereby ignited a political and cultural revolution that swept across America and much of the Western world. Read More

07.10.23- Why Are We Seeing More Transgender Killers? The Push To Normalize Transgenderism Is Creating Mass Shooters And Murderers  As Study Shows Trans People Are Far More Likely To Have A Mental Disorder
Susan Duclos

Has anyone noticed that with the push to “normalize” transgenderism we have also seen an uptick in transgender mass shooters?

There is a reason for that. Before this attempt to force people to accept men/women pretending to be the opposite sex, the majority of mass shooters were mentally disturbed, and medicated young men. Read More

07.08.23- Weekend Rant: This Anti-American Bullshit Needs To Stop!
Wallace Garneau

The following post was on a Christian Facebook group. You’ve heard this kind of anti-American claptrap before, so if you want to skip it, feel free – my response is just below the post below. The next time someone talks about the ‘crimes’ the ‘American People’ are ‘guilty of,’ feel free to show them this article. This anti-American bullshit needs to stop. Read More

07.07.23- Macro Behavior -
Explorers' Guide To Scifi World

Clif High

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07.06.23- Parents, Plan Your Escape
From Public Schools

Bob Kellogg

With math and reading scores lower than they’ve ever been recorded, a researcher says the American education system has received another disappointing report card.

The math scores for the lading and nine points in math. Pandemic lockdowns carry much of the blame, but David Randall of the National Association of Scholars says the Biden administration has not helped. Read More

07.05.23- A Catastrophic Implosion . . .
of the Rule of Law

Roger Kimball

Instead of proper rule of law we are living with that Orwellian alternative, Our Rule of Law™—an arbitrary enforcement of the laws and use of the coercive power of the state. 

Like some other commentators, I have in recent years  quoted a famous exchange from Ernest Hemingway’s first novel, The Sun Also RisesRecent developments in the Biden family money laundering scheme, the implosion of a boutique underwater expedition to the Titanic, and a possible coup in Russia prompt me to wheel it out once again. “‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually, then suddenly.’” Read More

07.04.23- RFK Jr. Exposes the Sordid, Seedy History of Monsanto’s Roundup
Ben Bartee

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
-Ephesians 6:11-12

If Satan were a corporation, he’d be Monsanto. Read More

07.03.23- Righting This Cacophony of Wrongs
Mark E. Jeftovic

I hope everyone has had the time to properly appreciate their first days of summer. If you did not, then I hope your efforts have gotten you closer to being capable of doing so soon.

Today’s writing is inspired by my many conversations over the current state of our United States of America, and how far we have fallen from the Tree of Freedom that our Honored Fallen sacrificed their lives for. How Americans have lost sight of what truly matters, and how our uneducated & unfit masses continue to make decisions that enable their complacencies over doing what needs to be done in order to save the future of our country, for ourselves and for our children… Read More

07.01.23- Globalist Elites Fear You
James Rickards

Globalist elites like to talk about democracy. But in reality, they don’t believe in democracy.

When the U.K. voted for Brexit in June 2016, the globalists were stunned. They couldn’t believe it. They then did everything they could to delay and fight Brexit. Read More

06.30.23- The World is Running Hot and Cold
David Haggith

Paris is burning. Texas is burning. Canada is burning. But Ukraine is cooling while Prigozhin is chilling. The economy is hot and cold. Housing is running the AC and furnace at the same time.

The streets of Paris are aflame as vehicles have been overturned and set on fire over claims of police brutality against a Black person, while the US Supreme Court — Judge Clarence Thomas presiding — has decided to bring an end to America’s institutionalized racism by mandating colleges and universities become color blind and finally stop using race as a factor in admissions screening. As The Babylon Beepoints out today, Democrats are bound to start screaming that you cannot stop racism by outlawing institutionalized racism. The Supreme Court said, “Stop ALL of it.” Read More

06.29.23- How the Psychopaths Who Run the U.S. Government Think
Eric Zuesse

On June 25th, the former Obama Secretary of State and current Biden climate czar John Kerry was interviewed by Darius Rochebin on the TF1 French TV network and Kerry accused Putin of aggression against Ukraine, he was pretending that the war in Ukraine hadn’t started with America’s coup in Ukraine in 2014 turning that country, which has the nearest border to The Kremlin, rabidly anti-Russian. Rochebin replied by comparing Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine and America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. He asked Kerry: wasn’t that an international war-crime, an aggressive invasion against Iraq, which was based on the lie that Iraq was hiding WMD, weapons of mass destruction? Read More

06.28.23- The Competence Crisis, Or, Why Society Will Collapse For A Silly Reason
John Wilder

Biden was in three states today – confusion, unconsciousness, and disorientation.

I’ve written about Idiocracy before. It’s a good movie, and Mike Judge has a great sense of humor and timing. I would probably pay money to listen to him to read his phone list in Butthead’s voice. Unless Disney® got the money. Read More

06.27.23- The 2nd Amendment Is the Elephant in the Room
Mark Goodwin

Let’s address the elephant in the room.

The 2nd Amendment was written as a compromise between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists saw England as our nation’s greatest threat (having just fought them in the Revolutionary War, and being about to fight them again in the War of 1812), whereas the Anti-Federalists saw the Federalists as being our nation’s greatest threat. The Federalists wanted a standing Federal Army to fight foreign threats (at the time the British), whereas the Anti-Federalists wanted all military power to rest with the individual states such that the Federal Government would lack the power to infringe upon the rights of the people. Read More

06.26.23- A Century Of Impotency: Conservative Failure And The Administrative State
Theo Wold

Conservatives have failed to restrain the administrative state because they have accepted that it is a necessary governmental innovation required by the complexity of modern society...

James Landis is widely credited with crafting the theoretical architecture supporting President Roosevelt’s radical reconstruction—and expansion—of the federal government. Landis shrewdly both established and legitimized the regulatory state, including Roosevelt’s creation of new federal administrative agencies, by offering the regulatory state as the solution to the problem of modern governance: the administrative state “is, in essence, our generation’s answer to the inadequacy of the judicial and legislative process.” Read More

06.24.23- Weekend Rant: The Lingering Effects of Slavery... An Objective Analysis
Fred Reed

I keep hearing blacks saying how we need and open and honest conversation about race, and oppression, and the lingering effects of slavery. Well, I guess. I’ve sort of thought that too. Of course, I could guess who they wanted to do all the talking. But I have to concede, if I plumb the depths of my soul, that slavery does have lingering effects and, yes, that they are ghastly. Because of this legacy, I am very sorry about slavery. Read More

06.23.23- Watch: Tucker Calls Out 'Media Hysteria Typhoon' Over RFK Jr.
Tyler Durden

In his latest episode, Tucker Carlson discussed the media's absolute hatred for Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was immediately attacked by the press upon his announcement that he would run against President Joe Biden in 2024.

"CBS News viewers likely were appalled in its coverage of Kennedy's announcement. CBS denounced the candidate's views as 'misleading' and 'dangerous,'" noted Carlson, adding "The LA Times called him a threat to democracy." Read More

06.22.23- Obamacare Changed
the Democratic Party
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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06.21.23- The Perils of Modern Feminism
Douglas Young

Perhaps no “-ism” has harmed our society more grievously than feminism since it got hijacked in the late 1960s by radical secular leftists like Gloria Steinem who popularized Irina Dunn’s declaration that “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”

The original feminist goal of achieving equal rights for women was reached in the 1970s, and American women are the planet’s most powerful and free: legally, educationally, economically, and politically – and this is a wonderful achievement. Read More

06.20.23- Extortion By Any Other Name
Is Still Extortion

Lee Kessler

You can call it Diversity, Equity, Inclusion.   You can call it ESG.  You can call it Reparations.  No matter how you dress this verbal conflagration that is racing across the world, infecting the logic and common sense of otherwise good, stable nations and people, extortion is still extortion.

There are legal definitions for extortion, of course.   But, even figuratively, Dictionary.com defines extortion as the act of “using violence, threats, intimidation, or pressure from one’s authority to force someone to hand over money (or something of value) or do something they don’t want to do.”. Read More

06.19.23- There Goes the Neighbourhood
Jeff Thomas

Throughout history, there have been periods when people who were otherwise quite settled in their towns and villages, pulled up stakes and headed elsewhere.

During the decline of Rome, many of those who had been the net producers chose to move north and live amongst the barbarians, as life amongst them, although less sophisticated than in Rome, offered more freedom and opportunity. Certainly, it must have been a difficult decision, but for many, it proved to be for the best. Read More

06.17.23- ESG Dystopia: Why Corporations
Are Doubling Down On Woke
Even As They Lose Billions

Brandon Smith

It’s been a bloodbath for the majority of companies that go overtly woke in the new era of American consumer rebellion, and the establishment is not happy. Corporations like Disney, Anheuser-Busch and Target are plunging in profits and losing billions in market cap after pledging fealty to the trans agenda. In particular, the public is setting out to make examples of institutions that support trans indoctrination of children. Simply put, a line in the sand has been crossed. Read More

06.16.23- Why is Canada on Fire
Joseph P. Farrell

.. Well, the short answer to that question is, that someone has started them, according to this story about the Alberta fires shared by T.M.:

Smith to hire ‘arson investigators’ as 175 Alberta wildfires have no known cause Read More

06.15.23- But it’s all OK – Just Take a Little Pill
Jeffrey Bennett

ADHD drug Ritalin affects the brain like cocaine – so why is it being prescribed to children?

I was a third week Senior at Glenbrook North High School in 1965 – and I knew that something was wrong…

As I progressed from the 5th grade on – through the 6th grade and then into Middle School at Northbrook Junior High and subsequently into High School, I found myself beginning to lack in numerous areas of my education. In English, I was an astute reader (and still am), and Science classes were interesting to me – chiefly due to the exciting talents of one teacher in Junior High – who smoked a pipe in class! History was always a subject that I thoroughly enjoyed, but as time went on, many of the teachers became boring – hence I became bored – more so in High School.  Read More

06.14.23- Barack Obama’s True Legacy
General Michael Flynn

The seeds of the catastrophe now befalling our nation.

Several weeks after the highly questionable 2020 presidential election appeared to put his vice president, Joe Biden, on the path to the White House, Barack Obama told late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert that he would like to have a third term by proxy: “I used to say if I can make an arrangement where I had a stand-in or front-man or front-woman and they had an earpiece in and I was just in my basement in my sweats looking through the stuff and I could sort of deliver the lines while someone was doing all the talking and ceremony, I’d be fine with that because I found the work fascinating.” Read More

06.13.23- The Capitalists Who Fear Capitalism
Jeffrey Tucker

Among the many grim memories of lockdowns were boarded-up local shops.

Meanwhile, long lines outside the big-box stores like Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods and Home Depot. For very strange reasons, small business was universally declared to be nonessential whereas the big chains were deemed essential. Read More


06.12.23- The Government's Fraud & Force
Paul Craig Roberts

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06.10.23- The Great DOJ Werewolf Hunt
James Howard Kunstler

“Whenever Biden says ‘I’m not joking,’ he’s lying. Whenever he says, ‘I’m joking,’ he’s telling the truth.” — Margot Cleveland

At long last you know what those plangent cries of Russia! Russia! Russia! ringing across the land signify: America has been turning into Russia, Joe Stalin-vintage, since 2016, just as Lon Chaney turned into a werewolf on-screen back in 1941. Trump Derangement turns out to be an extreme presentation of mass Species Identity disorder, a national altered state that (Wikipedia says): “…typically involves delusions and hallucinations with the transformation only seeming to happen in the mind and behavior of the affected person.” Read More

06.08.23- Forget About Banks, It's Insurance I'm Worried About
Joseph P. Farrell

There’s a lot of focus on banks out there right now, and deservedly so. Nor do I need rehearse all the reasons why that focus and concern is well deserved, nor could I do so even if I tried.  I’m not a finance or investment expert, and when it comes to such things I leave them to my friend and colleague in this alternative media and research field, Catherine Austin Fitts.  But we all probably have more or less the same list of factors: the financial meltdowns of 2008, the mortgage fraud, the credit default swaps, the bundling of ever larger amounts of ever more dubious securities in larger and larger tranches, the unmentionable derivatives crisis, so-called digitial, or crypto-currency and all the scams associated with it: Read More

06.08.23- National humiliation is just another Tuesday afternoon in America
Simon Black

When Sextus Julius Africanus was born in the city of Jerusalem around the year 160 AD, the Roman Empire was still near the peak of its power.

By the time Sextus was born, Antoninus Pius had ruled the empire with a steady hand for more than twenty years; his reign was peaceful and highly effective, and he left behind a strong economy and vast public treasury. Read More

06.07.23- Minnesota Insanity Is the Model of the 'America' Coming to Your State Soon
Gary D. Barnett

“Communism is what happens when Socialists realize that they want complete control over every aspect of human life.”

A.E. Samaan

Communism is not far away. It is as close as Minnesota, a state consumed by socialists, control freaks, and neo-Marxism; all in a post-modern communistic political state. Given the ridiculous and pathetic sensibilities of this current American population, I must clarify that my statements are general in nature, and not meant to ‘offend’ those self-conscious, weak, and easily insulted ‘conservatives’ and libertarian types, who live in Minnesota. Read More

06.06.23- Why the United States Will Fall
Martin Armstrong

This is why the United States is dead. It can no longer stand united and, like Ukraine, we too will simply have to split. There should be a property swap where Democrats leave the Red States and go to the Blue States and vice versa.

This is how empires always die. They collapse from an internal division that eats away at them from within like cancer. Hayley Williams has only shown how she is brainwashed into thinking that abortion is a woman’s right when it was a Gates-Rockafeller ploy to further eugenics and reduce the population of minorities. Read More

06.05.23- LBJ's Unconditional War On Poverty Resulted In Poverty Winning - Welfare Has Now Become A 'Lifestyle' Passed From 'Generation To Generation Like A Legacy'
Alan Barton

Sometimes stories almost write themselves as they just seem to flow from my fingertips, and other times it is just the opposite; try as I might, I just cannot get it done the way I envision.  Stumbling over words, finding the right quotes, arranging things so they make sense and trying to keep from being the target of dangerous people, it all seems difficult on some of those stories.  “Those stories”?  I meant on this one specifically as it is a difficult one to get out without sounding like something I do not wish to sound like.  Like racist or arrogant or prideful, which is not my intent so if I miss, this is my apology (and excuse?).Read More

06.03.23- The Political Outlook
Paul Craig Roberts

Some readers have asked me if Special Counsel John Durham’s report vindicating Trump from the FBI’s false Russiagate charges and Durham’s criticisms of the FBI for unethical and criminal behavior have boosted Trump’s chances for reelection.  Readers also want to know if the FBI’s blatant protection of Joe and Hunter Biden by refusing a House subpoena to release a document that incriminates the Bidens in criminal activity, together with Biden’s infirmities of age, have lost the election for Biden. Read More

06.02.23- U.S. Food Production Has Taken A Very Dangerous Turn In The Wrong Direction
Michael Snyder

If farmers and ranchers don’t produce enough food, we don’t eat.  So we should always be very thankful for our hard working farmers and ranchers.  Unfortunately, farms and ranches all over the United States have been hit by a string of disasters in recent months, and as a result food production has taken a turn for the worse.  So does that mean that we should expect that there will soon be shortages of certain items?  Unfortunately, it appears that is likely to be the case.  For example, it is being reported that approximately 90 percent of Georgia’s peach crop for this year has been destroyedRead More

06.01.23- A Storm is Gathering, the Likes of which we Have Never Seen!
David Haggith

For now, we are in the calm before the storm. We feel little sense of its coming. For the past month, stocks have been in somewhat of a lull. While they trended up for the two months prior to May, they trended generally flat to down in May. The S&P eeked out a meager toe-hold for the month, closing up just 0.3% for all of May, but the Dow dropped 3.6%. The Nasdaq rose strongly up about 5.8%, but that was entirely on the backs of only a few major AI companies, such as Nvidia. Overall, pretty mild stuff, and certainly not evidence of a market set to soar. Read More

05.31.23- Biden’s Scheme is
“Cynical and Manipulative”

James Rickards

This is a financial newsletter, not a political one, much less a partisan one. But politics affects markets. And if I come across as partisan when weighing in on politics, so be it.

But it’s based upon objective analysis. Having gotten that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get started…

The Biden administration is playing political games with one of America’s most critical national security assets — the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Read More

05.30.23- What Goes On Today In Public Schools Is Not Stupidity – It Was Planned That Way By The Messiahs Of “Education
Al Benson Jr. 

Recently I read an article by Pastor Roger Anghis, wherein he commented about much of the educational fertilizer being spread abroad in public schools, and he was correct There was only one place I disagreed with him. He noted that “We are seeing stupidity reign in our seats of power. Things that you would never even think about fifty years ago are gong mainstream now.” I maintain that this is not a result of stupidity. Read More

05.29.23- Trial by Ordeal
James Howard Kunstler

“Let’s put you in the dunking chair and we’ll figure out what nature says about your status in the next world, and then we’ll make a decision about what to do with your still-living body.” — Matt Taibbi

I’m sure you’re asking yourself: what’s up with the company CEOs like Anheuser-Busch’s Brendan Whitworth, Target’s Brian Cornell, and North Face’s Todd Spaletto? Did they green-light the disastrous Pride Month marketing campaigns based on transgender activism that are suddenly wrecking their businesses? Or do these things just happen down the chain-of-command while the top dogs are otherwise occupied, knocking golf balls around or reviewing their stock options’ strike prices?  Read More

05.27.23- Two Decades That Boosted
the US Middle Class

Sam Pizzigati

Amazing things can happen when societies realize they don’t need the awesomely affluent.

What sort of amazing things? Take what happened in the United States between 1940 and 1960, as economists William Collins and Gregory Niemesh do in a just-published research paper on America’s mid-century home ownership boom.

Over a mere 20-year span, the United States essentially birthed a “new middle class.” The share of U.S. households owning their own homes, Collins and Niemesh note, jumped an “unprecedented” 20 percentage points. Read More

05.26.23- Poll: 63% Believe Trump-Russia Smear Was ‘Hit Job,’ Majority Want Involved FBI Officials Prosecuted
Jordan Dixon-Hamilton

Two-thirds of voters believe former President Donald Trump was the target of a political “hit job” over allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia, and a majority want the FBI officials involved “criminally prosecuted,” according to a Rasmussen poll released after Special Counsel John Durham released his report on the origins of Russiagate. Read More

05.25.23- DEI Must DIE
 Jim Rickards

After taking in hundreds of millions of dollars of corporate contributions, paying millions in bonuses and buying million-dollar mansions for founders, BLM (Bolshevik Lives Matter) ran a $9 million deficit.

Cowardly CEOs eager to appease the woke mob fall for these scams every time. Could we soon be witnessing the demise of the “DEI” movement? Read More

05.24.23- “Big Coin” — or Big Con?
Brian Maher

“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them” — as once noted Mr. George Orwell.

We believe there is vast justice in these words.

Perhaps we flatter Dr. Paul Krugman by labeling him an intellectual — as well label the sitting president an intellectual — or the prior president an intellectual.

Yet the shoe fits his foot with an infinite precision. And so he must wear it. Read More

05.23.23- Is Collectivism Inevitable?
Jeff Thomas

The quote above may cause the reader to nod his head, as throughout much of the world today, we are witnessing a distinct lack of choice in “democratic” elections – a “damned if you do; damned if you don’t” choice of equally incapable and even dangerous candidates.

However, the quote is from 1841 and was made by New York Assemblyman Read More

05.22.23- The Club Of Rome: How Climate Hysteria Is Being Used To Create Global Governance
Brandon Smith

In the early 1970s the US and much of the western world was shifting into a stagflationary economic crisis. Nixon removed the dollar completely from the gold standard in 1971 with the aid of the Federal Reserve (or perhaps under the direction of the Fed) which ultimately escalated inflation pressures. Europe’s post war boom came to an abrupt end, while prices on goods (and oil/gasoline) in the US skyrocketed up until 1981-1982, when the Federal Reserve jacked interest rates up to around 20% and created a deliberate recessionary crash. Read More

05.20.23- You Are Not Alone, Anger Is Building Across The World!
Bruce Wilds

You are not alone if you are tired of watching your government grow increasingly oppressive and corrupt. Many people across the world share your pain. People continue to voice their anger and discontent, however, this is something the media often chooses not to report for it is owned by those same forces which are attempting to enslave us. Those on the left referred to the right as fascist or Nazi while those on the right refer to the left as communist.  Read More

05.19.23- Southwest Border Apprehensions, Encounters Surge in April
Andrew R. Arthur

Policies have consequences

CBP has released its statistics on Border Patrol apprehensions and CBP overall encounters at the Southwest border for the month of April and, not surprisingly, both surged last month even while Title 42 expulsions dropped. That does not bode well for the administration with Title 42 having some ended on May 11 just as “travel season” at the U.S.-Mexico line gears up. Expect some drop-off in apprehensions when the May numbers come out next month as illegal migrants — and more importantly their smugglers — are still trying to figure out all the loopholes in Biden’s latest border regime. Read More

05.18.23- Currency Debasement
and Cultural Degradation

Doug Casey

International Man:  How instrumental do you think the debasement of their currency was to the eventual fall of the Roman Empire? How did it affect their culture?

Doug Casey: In ancient pre-industrial societies—just like today—you became wealthy by producing more than you consume and saving the difference. Read More

05.17.23- Its Over Folks
Karl Denninger

America, that is.

There is one last chance to save it: The FBI and DOJ must be disbanded, everyone working for it fired with no pensions, no benefits, no nothing, and if we need the functions of either agency and/or DHS they must be reconstituted with hard criminal penalties for anything that even smells like this in the future.

If not, well, we're done. Read More

05.16.23- The Dumbing Down of America
Johnny Silver Bear

The Capacity for Critcal Thought

I was listening to a Carl Sagan interview on NPR this weekend that was taped shortly before his death in 1996. During the interview, he brought up the subject of critical thought. This is a subject that I have touched on many times over the years. I am usually pointing out the apparent pandemic lack of the capacity for critical thought that is the result of the intentional repression of knowledge. Read More

05.15.23- There Is a Man Running for President Whose Father and Uncle Were Murdered
By The CIA

Joseph Sansone

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign has sparked quite a bit of interest and excitement. Shockingly at first glance, RFK Jr. has openly stated that his uncle John F. Kennedy (former president) was assassinated by the CIA and has inferred CIA involvement in his father’s death. Robert F. Kennedy was the U.S. District attorney, then a U.S. Senator, and was assassinated the night he won the California Democratic primary for president in 1968. Read More

05.13.23- Don’t Tread on Me!
Jeffrey Tucker

Two years ago, major American cities were segregated by vaccine status. Mask mandates delineated safe and unsafe. Signs told us to be separate from each other. We couldn’t even encounter each other during shopping thanks to one-way grocery aisles.

We were not allowed to visit families or even attend funerals. Weddings were out of the question. There were even travel restrictions. Read More

05.12.23- Drugged-Up and Ready to Kill
Mike Whitney

Is there a link between Psychiatric Meds and Mass Shootings?

“Psychiatric treatment and psychiatric drugs are the common denominator of the growing number of shootings and other acts of violence, which are soaring right along with the soaring prescribing of psych drugs.” Killers on Psych Drugs Read More

05.11.23- The Border Crisis Looms – What About Mexico’s Political Past?
Al Benson Jr.

The resolution that has kept our Southern border from being completely inundated with illegal aliens is about to expire. And the illegals will swarm across our border like a swarm of locusts and the Biden regime, for all its big talk about the border not being open, along with all the other lies they have told, will look the other way and do nothing about it, all the while continuing to tell us they have the situation under control. Anyone believing them has to believe in the tooth fairy as well. Read More

05.10.23- There are no honorable
"rank and file", that is a myth.


1.) When I was in DC, doing deep research on the issues around spygate and trying to understand the depth of corruption within the legislative and judicial branches, I ran into a guy...

2.) DC was locked down at the time (May/June 2020), so there were very few people around. However, this guy's credentials within the DC system were impeccable. Read More

05.09.23- Crime and Consequence in America – A Creative Depopulation Methodology
Helena Glass

The cost to incarcerate one person has risen from roughly $19,000 per year in 2000 to over half a million on Riker’s Island.   In 2021 NYC spent $556,539 per each inmate – having doubled the cost from 2015.   Housing 10,000 inmates, Riker’s annual cost is $5.565 BILLION. The cost to keep someone in solitary vs with the general prison population is roughly 20% MORE.   Could these figures be the real reason cities are allowing crime?   They don’t want to ante up for the Cost?   Or maybe they don’t have personnel?   It is high time we re-introduce slave labor for prisoners. Read More

05.08.23- The War on Poverty
Impoverishes the Poor

Jacob G. Hornberger

Among the worst things that has ever happened to the poor is the federal government’s war on poverty. As a socialist program, it actually impoverishes the poor rather than improving their overall economic condition. That’s because it destroys or impedes the forces that raise the standard of living of everyone in society, especially the poor.

Let’s begin with an imaginary nation, one in which people decide to repeal all taxes on income, prohibit the government from helping people, establish sound money, end all restrictions on trade, and dismantle their enormous military establishment, leaving only a small military force in existence. Everyone is now free to accumulate unlimited amounts of wealth.  Read More

05.06.23- Weekend Rant: Was the Tucker
"Take Down" a Deep-State Hit?

Mike Whitney

“When honest people say what’s true … they become powerful…. That’s the iron-law of the universe, the truth prevails.” Tucker Carlson

Can we stop pretending that Tucker Carlson was fired because of the Dominion lawsuit? That’s a bunch of baloney. Carlson was fired because he used his prime-time platform to expose the crimes and illicit goings-on of the most powerful men, corporations and agencies in the world. Read More

05.05.23- How Corrupt Is Our Current Situation? It’s Worse Than Most Can Fathom…

The football spiking by AG Merrick Garland today deserves some context, and I am going to take you through a story that will highlight just how bad the situation really is.

Everything that preceded the 2020 federal election was a complex system of control by a network of ideologues, federal agencies, allies in the private sector, financial stakeholders and corrupt interests all working toward a common goal.  There’s no need to go through the background of how the election was manipulated and how the government and private sector worked to influence the 2020 outcome because you have all seen it. Read More

05.04.23- Debt Ceiling Farce and Why the US Should Declare Bankruptcy
Doug Casey

International Man: The US federal government has raised the so-called debt ceiling 104 times since 1944.

Shouldn’t they call it a debt target instead of a debt ceiling?

Is this whole thing a farce?

Doug Casey: The situation is completely and irredeemably out of control. It’s a farce. Quite laughable, except for the fact it’s so deadly serious. Read More

05.03.23- The US Banking System Is Sound?
Michael Maharrey

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen keeps insisting that the banking system is “sound.”Is it though? Because it doesn’t look particularly sound.

In fact, we just witnessed the second-largest US bank failure ever.

Government regulators seized control of First Republic Bank on May 1 and sold the majority of the bank’s operations to JP Morgan Chase. It was the third major bank failure this year and the biggest bank to collapse since the 2008 financial crisis. It was the second-largest bank by assets to fail in US history. Read More

05.02.23- Sound Money Legislation Rapidly Gaining Traction in Many US States
Ronan Manly

As the US Federal Government and Federal Reserve head ever more into the abyss of destroying the value of the US dollar, continually breaching debt ceilings, creating asset bubbles, and intervening in and manipulating financial markets, there is an accelerating counter force emerging in the US that is the antithesis of this Federal Government and Federal Reserve madness. Read More

05.01.23- How Ayn Rand Predicted
Dylan Mulvaney

John F. Di Leo

Most of her fans – and probably her detractors as well – know Ayn Rand primarily through her four great novels.  She also wrote essays, philosophy books, screenplays, and Broadway dramas… but we remember her for her novels.

We fear that the dystopian world of Anthem will come true someday, but not soon.  We fear that the totalitarian tyranny of We the Living is approaching, any day now. And we know full well that the mindless, vicious, destructive bureaucratic rule of Atlas Shrugged is in some ways upon us already. Read More

04.29.23- The Crime of
"Talking to Tucker Carlson"

Naomi Wolf

The whole world is commenting on and speculating about the abrupt departure of former Fox commentator Tucker Carlson from that network.

Addressing the current moment is not my intent. I have no idea what the “inside story” is on the events related to Fox’s or Carlson’s decisions. Mr Carlson is wisely being deliberative regarding his physical presence and his messaging, and by next week the news cycle will have no doubt shifted in relation to this sudden exile, or self-exile; so there is little point in adding my own theories to the events of the present. Read More

04.28.23- US Government Declaring War on Mexican Drug Cartels
Doug Casey

International Man: There has been a recent push by some US politicians of the neocon variety to use the US military against Mexican drug cartels.

Senator Lindsay Graham has proposed designating them as “terrorist organizations.”

Representative Dan Crenshaw introduced an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to target drug cartels inside Mexico.

What’s your take on this? Read More

04.27.23- Budding controversy: 
This woke’s for you!

J.D. Hayworth

It’s not quite like selling water on the desert, but it comes close.

It is America’s affinity for beer.

Long before the advent of today’s “celebrity spokesman,” no less a celebrated and accomplished figure than Benjamin Franklin described the quest to quench his thirst in theological terms. Read More

04.26.23- America’s empire is bankrupt
John Michael Greer

The dollar is finally being dethroned

Let’s start with the basics. Roughly 5% of the human race currently live in the United States of America. That very small fraction of humanity, until quite recently, enjoyed about a third of the world’s energy resources and manufactured products and about a quarter of its raw materials. This didn’t happen because nobody else wanted these things, or because the US manufactured and sold something so enticing that the rest of the world eagerly handed over its wealth in exchange. It happened because, as the dominant nation, the US imposed unbalanced patterns of exchange on the rest of the world, and these funnelled a disproportionate share of the planet’s wealth to itself. Read More

04.25.23- Did Biden Steal The Election?
Ron Paul

Move over Watergate. On or around Oct. 17, 2020, then-senior Biden campaign official Antony Blinken called up former acting CIA director Mike Morell to ask a favor: he needed high-ranking former US intelligence community officials to lie to the American people to save Biden’s lagging campaign from a massive brewing scandal. Read More

04.24.23- Is Everybody Lying?
John Rubino

Not that reasonable people trusted most of them in the first place

It took a while, but some of the biggest “official narrative” scams and cons of the past few years are finally being exposed. High-ranking US officials have apparently been lying about public health, election integrity, and (of course) war. Among the things that have just come to light: Read More

04.22.23- Will We Ever Get Accountability?
Jeffrey Tucker

In all my thinking about the lockdown years, I’ve only had time now to think carefully about this strange distinction between essential and nonessential. What did it mean in practice and where did it come from?

The edict to divide the workforce came from a previously unknown agency called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA. The edict came down March 18, 2020, two days following the initial lockdown orders from Washington. Read More

04.21.23- The Wall Was Too High,
As You Can See

Jim Quinn

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”― Aldous Huxley Read More

04.20.23- Rising Crime, Legalized Shoplifting, and Other Disturbing Trends in US Cities
Doug Casey

International Man: In parts of California and other states, shoplifting under $950 has been de-facto decriminalized.

The practical reality is that thieves can now walk into a store and steal whatever they can without fear of police intervening—as long as it’s under $950.

The trend of de-facto legalization of shoplifting is spreading across the country. Read More

04.19.23- Many Older Americans Haven’t Saved Anything for Retirement
Paulina Cachero

More than a quarter of Americans have no money saved for retirement.

A new survey finds 27% of people aged 59 and older have no money set aside for their later years.

That’s according to a new survey from personal finance site Credit Karma, which found older respondents are even less prepared by some measures than their younger counterparts. Nearly one in five people aged 59 and older said they didn’t have a retirement account and 27% of respondents said they haven’t set anything aside for their later years. Read More

04.18.23- Call the Exorcist
James Howard Kunstler

“Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.” ? Gandhi,

You might be among those who have noticed that the people in authority in our country appear increasingly insane. It ought to be self-evident that this is deeply disturbing, but I will explain anyway to allay any residual mystification. In a sane human society, authority is granted to those who are trustworthy. People earn trust by demonstrating their allegiance to reality. Things generally work better when the people running them maintain cordial relations with reality. Now, you understand why so many things don’t work in the USA. Read More

Before We Send Any More Money To Ukraine -
Can We Find Out Where The Rest Of Our Cash Went?

Sam Faddis

Back during the days of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, we gave our allies, the mujaheddin, a whole bunch of man-portable ground-to-air missiles called Stingers. They used them to great effect against the Russians.

They also sold a bunch of them on the black market. We then spent a great deal of time wandering all over the world, making deals with black-market arms dealers and buying back our own missiles so they would not be used to shoot down commercial airliners by terrorist groups. Needless to say, we paid top dollar to get the missiles back. Read More

04.14.23- "Joe Biden Is A Criminal" Says Ex-Obama Whistleblower Alleging Family "Kickback Scheme"
Jacob G. Hornberger

A former staffer who worked in the Obama administration is blowing the whistle on the Bidens - and has accused President Biden of being involved in a "kickback scheme" directly related to his son Hunter's overseas business dealings.

Mike McCormick, a stenographer in the White House for 15 years who worked with Biden from 2011 to 2017, told Fox & Friends First that the FBI has completely ignored him despite his willingness to testify under oath before the grand jury investigating Hunter. Read More

04.13.23- Fiddling America Away
Victor Davis Hanson

We fixate only on the irrelevant that we think we can address while ignoring the existential we know we no longer can solve.

The last few weeks, the world had been writing off the United States as either crazy or irrelevant as it watches America cannibalize itself.

Friends tremble at our sudden decline. Enemies rejoice. Neutrals make the necessary adjustments to join the ascendant non-American side. Read More

04.12.23- Where You Don’t Want To Be When Things Finally Start Hitting The Fan
Michael Snyder

Once things start getting really crazy in this country, where you live could make all the difference.  As global events have accelerated in recent months, a number of people have been seeking my advice about relocation.  Ultimately, there is no solution that is 100 percent perfect for everybody.  But there are some general principles that I do believe apply broadly, and I will share some of those principles with you in this article.

First of all, when things finally start hitting the fan you don’t want to be some place that has a high population density. Read More

04.11.23- Imperial Washington -
The New Global Menace

David Stockman

There is no peace on earth today for reasons mainly rooted in Imperial Washington —  not Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Damascus, Mosul or the rubble of what remains of Raqqa. Imperial Washington has become a global menace owing to what didn’t happen in 1991 (when the USSR collapsed). At that crucial inflection point, Bush the Elder should have declared “mission accomplished” and parachuted into the great Ramstein Air Base in Germany to begin the demobilization of America’s war machine. Read More

04.10.23- The Condition Of Our Society Has Never Been This Bad, And It Is Only Going
To Get Worse…

Michael Snyder

A lot of people seem shocked that the fabric of our society is steadily unraveling all around us, but the truth is that this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  What we are witnessing is simply the law of cause and effect in action.  We have discarded the values that this nation was founded upon, and we have replaced them with new “values” that are diametrically opposed to the old values.  So now we live in a hellhole of our own making.  Just about every form of evil that you can possibly imagine is exploding in our society, and crime rates have been rapidly rising all over the nation. Read More

04.08.23- De-Dollarization: The Death Knell For US Hegemony?
Ben Bartee

Already, 2023 has been a brutal year for US geopolitical hegemony — and it’s not even halfway over.

An unprecedented wave of “de-dollarization” is sweeping the globe.

De-dollarization means countries which have used the US dollar for international trade since WWII are actively adopting alternatives, threatening to end to the US dollar’s reserve currency status.Read More

04.07.23- The Destruction of the American Male
Paul Craig Roberts

The backbone and principal resource of every country is the male heterosexual population.  Without them there is no country, no births to take the place of deaths.  Men have the temperament and strength to fight and to lead. They protect women and children, property, borders.  They lead families, communities, businesses, and governments.  That has always been their role throughout history.  When men become effete, the society collapses.  In America this indispensable resource is being destroyed. Read More

04.06.23- The World Is Dropping the Dollar
Sean Ring

Happy Thursday!

I’ve had a hell of a time writing the Rude this week.

The idiots in DC, NYC and elsewhere in the Lower 48 have lobbed grapefruits down Broadway to yours truly.

Whether it’s the Democrats inadvertently re-electing Donald Trump, Alvin Bragg proving that graduating last in law school still makes you a lawyer or Chicago electing an even worse choice than Madame Fishface, America has not disappointed this week. Read More

04.05.23- How’s That War Going?
James Howard Kunstler

“The American press, once the guardian of democracy, was hollowed out to the point that it could be worn like a hand puppet by the U.S. security agencies and party operatives. Disinformation is both the name of the crime and the means of covering it up; a weapon that doubles as a disguise.” — Jacob Siegel

How’s the war going? Huh? Do you mean the war over in Ukraine? Or the US government’s war against its own people? Read More

04.04.23- Most U.S. banks are technically near insolvency, and hundreds are already fully insolvent
Nouriel Roubini

Duration risk hammered Silicon Valley Bank and seems to have been lost on many bankers, fixed-income investors and bank regulators.

In January 2022, when yields on U.S. 10-year Treasury bonds TMUBMUSD10Y, 3.556% were still roughly 1% and those on German Bunds were -0.5%, I warned that inflation would be bad for both stocks and bonds. Read More

04.03.23- The 2nd Amendment's
Misconstrued 'Militia'

Brian McGlinchey

America’s latest episode of mass homicide has sparked renewed advocacy for restrictions on gun ownership. Once again, the accompanying debate has many gun control advocates claiming the Second Amendment’s reference to a “well regulated militia” narrows the amendment’s scope if not rendering it altogether moot.

Before we examine those claims, it’s important to ensure readers have a proper general understanding of the Bill of Rights. Contrary to common misperception, these amendments do not bestow privileges upon American citizens. Read More

04.01.23- The Death of Patriotism
Jeffrey Tucker

Wall Street Journal has conducted a poll with the most interesting results.

From 1998 to the present, the percentage of Americans who say that patriotism is an important value has crashed from 70% to 38%. The bulk of the fall has happened since 2019.

More results will be discussed in a bit but let’s first focus on this issue of patriotism. Read More

03.31.23- Did They Light Up a Cigarette Afterward?
Jame Howard Kunstler

“Reading all the 2016 warnings from the Normalcy Guardians and self-professed Democracy Protectors about how there’s literally nothing more corrupt or dangerous than craving the prosecution of your political opponent — especially for trivial crimes — is really quite something.” — Glenn Greenwald

The New York Times enjoyed its long-delayed tantric Trumpgasm so much today that it rolled out the full-page banner headline format usually reserved for the commencement of world wars. (They took the banner down before seven o’clock this morning.) Read More

03.30.23- The Friendly Face of American Terrorism
Thomas DiLorenzo

All governments are empires of lies.  As Murray Rothbard wrote in his essay, “Anatomy of the State,” tax-funded political payoffs to political supporters is never sufficient to sustain governmental power.  In addition to that, states must pound into the brains of citizens that their government is good, wise, and at least inevitable — if not the will of God. Read More

03.29.23- Governance By Artificial Intelligence: The Ultimate Unaccountable Tyranny
Brandon Smith

It’s no secret that globalist institutions are obsessed with Artificial Intelligence as some kind of technological prophecy. 

They treat it as if it is almost supernatural in its potential and often argue that every meaningful industrial and social innovation in the near future will owe its existence to AI.

The World Economic Forum cites AI as the singular key to the rise of what they call the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”  Read More

03.28.23- Waco Texas– A Botched FBI Siege: Cleanup In Aisle 47
Helena Glass

The MS is condemning and/or taunting Trump given he chose Waco as the site of his latest rally.   Waco on the anniversary of the Waco Siege of 1993 between the Branch Dividians and the ATF/FBI.   Given the span of time, the changing dynamics, and a greater insight into our government, the Waco Siege takes on a different story. Read More

03.27.23- Living With Equity in a Free Society
Tom DeWeese

Social Equity has become the root for almost every policy coming from government, school curriculum, human resources on the job, and even in our entertainment. It’s a revolution intended to change our entire social structure to affect how we all interact with each other.

To understand the full impact “equity” will have on our daily lives, let’s look at its intended definition, as prepared by its promoters. United Way of the National Capital Area (a long-time charity) defines Equity as: Read More

03.25.23- Weekend Rant: The Season is Here
James Howard Kunstler

“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” — Samuel Johnson

Of course, the newspaper USA Today chose transgender activist Leigh Finke for its Women of the Year award because in the USA of the here-and-now (today, for instance), boundaries are a thing of the past, and if a woman of the year happens to come with the “package” that signifies male-of-the-species, you’d better ignore that incongruity and go along with the gag — or prepare for the punishments that will rain down until your morale improves. Read More

03.24.23- Schmegegge!


The title of this essay is a word I’ve used in past commentaries. Schmegegge is a Yiddish word for baloney, hot air, nonsense, and by extension, bullshit.

Other cultures fascinate me. I’ve lived, traveled, conversed, listened, and absorbed a lot of erudition in my LXXII years on this rock. I embrace this increased awareness because I never know when this knowledge will be helpful. Read More

03.23.23- Are They Actually Trying To Crash The Economy On Purpose?
Michael Snyder

They actually did it.  The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates by another 25 basis points right in the middle of a major banking crisis.  I honestly do not understand what Fed officials are thinking.  They had already blown a 620 billion dollar black hole in the balance sheets of U.S. banks by raising rates so aggressively, and that resulted in the second and third largest bank failures in U.S. history earlier this month.  Apparently they are not yet satisfied with the carnage that they have caused, and so they have decided to make things even worse.  Read More

03.22.23- Send in the Clowns
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D.

Yellen and Garland perform back-to-back surprise visits to Ukraine

Sometimes I think that the script being used by the Biden Administration to manage its foreign and national security policies has been written by George Orwell, though I am not sure if it based on 1984 or Animal Farm. Maybe it is a combination of the two. Either way, it would help explain why there is something seriously wrong here. For example, at the end of February Congress, confronted by a debt ceiling, began discussing cutting Medicare and Social Security while more recently a banking sector crisis seems to be developing so Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen decided to go off doing photo-ops in Kiev embracing Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky shortly after handing him the keys to the US economy. Read More

03.21.23- This Has Got to Stop
James Howard Kunstler

“As the evidence mounts of an even broader censorship effort by the Biden administration, the Democrats’ attacks have become more unhinged and unscrupulous. After shredding any fealty to free speech, they now are attacking journalists, demanding their sources and claiming their reporting is a public threat.” — Jonathan Turley Read More

03.20.23- The Eggheads vs. the Doers
Jeffrey Tucker

I recently spoke at one of my favorite venues, the Liberty Forum in New Hampshire, which is an annual conference center on the Free State Project.

It’s designed to encourage people to pick up and move to the freest state in the country for community and to help protect the state from the fate that befell Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Read More

03.18.23- SVB Vivifies The Vapidity Of 'Regulatory Failure' and 'Moral Hazard'
John Tammy

John Paulsen made his name and immense fortune with a well-timed purchase of securities that would soar if mortgages declined. His billions hopefully remind readers that huge fortunes are made not by doing as other investors are doing, but by doing what they're not.

It’s something to think about with Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) decline well in mind. Left and Right are claiming “regulatory failure” as one of the causes. We’ve seen this in Sebastian Mallaby’s analysis at the left-leaning Washington Post, but also from right-of-center thinkers like AEI’s Paul Kupiec and Hoover’s John Cochrane. Paulsen’s billions reject this analysis. Read More

03.17.23- My List of America’s Top Ten Worst Presidents
Chuck Baldwin

To be sure, it’s quite a challenge to try and pick America’s top ten worst presidents when so many qualify for the distinction. But then again, I am personally quite convinced that the ones who made my list truly deserve their ignoble entry.

So here goes: America’s top ten worst presidents.Read More

03.16.23- Something Horrifying Is Spreading Across the Banking System
Peter Reagan

Apparently, some banks aren’t “too big to fail.”

By now, you’re aware that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the nation’s 16th largest bank with $342 billion in client funds and reported assets of $212 billion, was closed by federal regulators on March 10th.

At least Janet Yellen promised us the government wasn’t going to bail out the bank, making a Sunday appearance on CBS Face the Nation to assure taxpayers that: Read More

03.15.23- Sounds Like the Apocalypse Is Getting Closer
 J.D. Hayworth

At a more carefree time in American History — actually, just a few years ago — “Sports Illustrated” featured a tongue-in-cheek digest of offbeat stories under the heading “Signs the Apocalypse is upon us.”

For many readers, that periodical’s very own apocalypse came in 2020, when the magazine morphed into a monthly publication.

In November of that same year, it was reported that Joe Biden was elected as our 46th president…  Read More

03.14.23- The Banking Collapse Has Begun
Alexandra Bruce

This week, Tucker Carlson exposed the masses to the January 6th Hoax.

• In the Proud Boys trial, leaked chat logs from FBI Special Agent Nicole Miller revealed that she was ordered by her boss to destroy 338 items of evidence. Once this news broke days ago, the trial was halted.

• The investigation into Twitter has revealed that moderators were instructed to censor true posts which could fuel “vaccine hesitancy”. Read More

03.13.23- Rending America's Fabric of Lies -
Is it Possible

Larry Johnson

Remember Superman’s iconic saying? “Truth, Justice and the American Way.”

The Superman character emerged in a time of innocence in the United States when there was a genuine belief that the “American Way” was understood as a commitment to truth, equal justice under the law and fighting for the little guy. Boy, were we naive. Read More

03.11.23- The Brain Standard, Part One
Robert Gore

A society’s well being is directly calibrated to its adherence to the brain standard.

The world is moving towards multipolarity. One axis, the West, is led by the U.S., the other—Eurasia and the global south—by Russia and China. Ukraine currently serves as a cauldron of the military conflict between the two axes. Taiwan may become a second such cauldron. Read More


03.10.23- The 10 Rules of Propaganda
Brian Maher

Lord Arthur Ponsonby was a British diplomat and politician, dates 1871–1946.

This keen and cagey fellow pinpointed 10 rules of propaganda. They are these:

1. We don’t want war, we are only defending ourselves.

2. The other guy is solely responsible for this war.

3. Our adversary’s leader is evil and looks evil. Read More

03.09.23- Mike Whitney Interviews Paul Craig Roberts About the Rising Tensions with China
Mike Whitney

Mike Whitney— The Biden administration is determined to provoke China on the issue of Taiwan. The White House now believes that they must take a more aggressive approach to China in order to contain their development and preserve America’s role as regional hegemon. The irony of Washington’s approach, however, is the fact that tens of thousands of US corporations have fled the US over the last 3 decades to take advantage of China’s low-paid work force. In fact—according to Registration China—there are now more than 1 million foreign-owned companies registered on Mainland China, many of which are owned by Americans. Read More

03.08.23- If Trump Had Prevailed in 2020
Ed Brodow

Joe Biden has distinguished himself as the worst president since before World War II. Voters failed to see Biden for being what Thomas Sowell described as “not only a phony but an incompetent one.” The irony is that when Joe entered the White House, we were coming off of four years with a strong president.

Biden’s predecessor implemented a strategic series of policies that were successful in reversing the destructive leftist agenda of the Obama administration. Donald Trump restored America’s economy, lowered unemployment, made us energy independent, stood up to China’s expansionist foreign policy and one-sided economic practices, took the U.S. out of the pernicious Paris Accord, enhanced peace in the Middle East, and stabilized conditions on the southern border. Read More

03.07.23- Get Lost, Uncle Sam
James Rickards

The U.S. has led the most aggressive sanctions regime ever in its efforts to punish Russia for invading Ukraine.

The first round of financial targets included obvious attacks such as freezing the U.S. dollar accounts of Russian banks and oligarchs. The second round raised the ante by freezing the dollar accounts of the Central Bank of Russia itself. This was unprecedented except in the case of rogue states such as Iran, North Korea and Syria. Read More

03.06.23- Life Among the Ruins
Victor Davis Hanson

American society is facing three existential crises not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires.

Premodern Barbarism

We are suffering an epidemic of premodern barbarism. The signs unfortunately appear everywhere. Over half a million homeless people crowd our big-city downtowns. Read More

03.04.23- The Woke Wrecking Machine
Victor Davis Hanson

Almost everything that has followed from the woke mass hysteria gripping the nation since 2020 has proved disastrous. 

Wokeism destroys meritocracy in favor of forced equality of result - history’s prescription for civilizational decline. 

If we continue with the woke hiring of administrators, air traffic controllers, ground crews, pilots, and rail workers, there will be even more news of disasters and near-miss airline crashes. Read More

03.03.23- Prepare For 10 Years Of Destruction
Egon von Greyerz

The final stages of major economic cycles are always accompanied by the maximum amount of bad news as well as heinous events. This time is no different as the West is in the process of committing Harakiri (Seppuku). 

As Elon Musk said: 

“My mentality is that of a Samurai. I would rather commit Seppuku than fail.” Read More

03.02.23- Secession Is Inevitable.
War to Prevent It Is Optional.

Ryan McMaken

Never is a very, very long time in politics. Yet whenever the topic of secession or so-called national divorce comes up, how often do we hear that “secession will never happen.” It’s difficult to tell if people using the term “never” actually mean it. If they mean “not in the next ten or twenty years,” that’s plausible. But if they truly mean “not in the next 100 (or more) years,” it’s clear they’re working on the level of absolutely pure, unfounded speculation. Such statements reflect little more than personal hopes and dreams. Read More

03.01.23- Actor Tells Truth, Media Goes Berserk
Tom Woods

By now you may have heard about the opening monologue that actor Woody Harrelson delivered on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.

Given the hysteria surrounding it, I assumed it had to be a full-throated attack on Big Pharma.

So I watched it, and 95 percent of it was just normal comedy.Read More

02.28.23- The Last Lie Government
Will Ever Tell

George F. Smith

The more powerful a government, the more likely it is to engage in war and conquest.  Case in point: US involvement in Ukraine.

In 2014 the US led a coup that displaced a “democratically-elected” president, Viktor Yanukovych.

In November 2013, . . . Yanukovych rejected a major economic deal he had been negotiating with the EU and decided to accept a $15 billion Russian counteroffer instead. That decision gave rise to antigovernment demonstrations that escalated over the following three months . . .  Read More

02.27.23- Papers Cancel 'Dilbert' After Adams Tells Whites To 'Stay Away' From Blacks
Tyler Durden

Hundreds of newspapers will no longer carry the long-running "Dilbert" office cartoon after creator Scott Adams said white people should "stay the fuck away" from blacks, a demographic he called a "hate group."  

Those remarks in a recent episode of his "Real Coffee with Scott Adams" podcast came after he shared the unsettling results of a Rasmussen pollWhen asked if they agree with the statement "It's ok to be white," 26% of blacks disagreed and 21% weren't sure.  Read More

02.25.23- What Ukraine needs to learn
from Afghanistan

Jeffrey D. Sachs

The greatest enemy of economic development is war. If the world slips further into global conflict, our economic hopes and our survival could go up in flames. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists just moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock to a mere 90 seconds to midnight. 

The world’s biggest economic loser last year was Ukraine, whose economy collapsed by 35 percent, the IMF reported. Read More

02.24.23- “How Are People Paying
for This Shopping Spree?”

Brian Maher

“How are people paying for this shopping spree?”

Here market analyst Michael Maharrey makes indirect reference to the “strong” economy presently in existence.

And we are assured this economy bulges with the highly striated musculature of a he-man. Read More

02.23.23- Merkan Edukashun
Charles R. Dickens

I’m talking about America’s Education, Propaganda, Indoctrination, and Gaslighting System. It’s what’s become of the public school system in America.

I’m using the slang for America – ‘Merka – to accentuate how we trivialize the importance of what we “used to was,” as my Cajun girlfriend often said. We’ve lost our appreciation for our once great republic. I keep writing to embolden and admonish you to find it again before we lose it forever. Read More

02.22.23- Between That Rock
and The Hard Place

James Howard Kunstler

:…the president has made American support for Ukraine the centerpiece of his argument for a revitalized alliance in Europe, and he had told advisers that he wanted to mark the first anniversary of the invasion as a way of reassuring allies that his administration remains committed….” — The New York Times, Feb 20, 2023

Secret Agent Man “Joe Biden” turned up in Kiev Monday morning after landing in Poland and riding an overnight choo-choo train across the Ukraine frontier to avoid the hazardous pomp of landing Air Force One in a war zone. Read More

02.21.23- The Core of the Economy
--The Middle Class-- Is Crumbling

Charlas Hugh Smith

The net result of hyper-globalization and hyper-financialization is the crumbling of the middle class.  

Neofeudal societies and economies lack a vibrant middle class. This is the defining feature of feudalism and its updated V2.0, neofeudalism: a nobility (based on birth or finance, it doesn't matter) controls the vast majority of wealth, political power and productive capital, all served by a powerless peasantry. Read More

02.20.23- The Government Seeks
Totalitarian Money

David Gordon

Thorsten Polleit’s outstanding new book is packed with insights about both the philosophy of economics and economic policy, and as he shows, his philosophical standpoint enables him to grasp the essence of the financial world, of which he is a master.

Polleit is a follower of Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and like them, he argues that economics offers us a priori truths about the world. “What is meant by the term a priori theory? The term a priori means that something is evident, that can be regarded as true and universal, independent of experience.”  Read More

02.18.23- What’s Hiding Behind the “Disinflation” Smoke and Mirrors?
Peter Reagan

When the Biden administration, the Treasury Department and the Fed have all turned out to be wrong about inflation to this point, they’re eager to tout any hint of positive news.

For example, “Here’s where inflation is easing,” a piece on recent Bloomberg article claimed. (Yes, you do have to look rather closely to find examples.) Read More

02.17.23- War of the Worlds
James Howard Kunstler

“The Chinese spy balloons are most likely an op to pull the civil/military’s collective chain.” — Thomas L. Thomas

Didn’t you get the feeling this weekend that we’re living in HG Wells’ classic tale of the earth invaded by sinister alien spacecrafts? Our government is playing the story like a bassoon concerto. “American officials do not know what the objects were, much less their purpose or who sent them,” The New York Times reported, poaching a line from every horror movie of the 1950s. When do the giant ants show up on Fremont Street in Las Vegas?  Read More

02.16.23- The Enemy Within
T.L. Davis

I can no longer conceive of a future for humanity that is not somehow the equivalent of a Matrix-style battery pack for the elite. To envision anything wildly different, I’d have to have more faith in my fellow man than I currently do. I’ve seen events unfold that were completely unpredictable that yielded incredible opportunities for freedom and self-determination, only to watch them get squashed by the globalist elite. Whatever promise Trump’s victory signified in the early days was quickly swamped under by, well, the swamp. Read More

02.15.23- Fighting Wokeness
Jack Gleason

The days of “an honest wage for a day’s work” are long gone. In addition to having to work harder while inflation eats up their pay increases, employees are now forced to monitor their behavior and even their own thoughts in order to keep their jobs.

Freedom of speech and expression are gone — even when you’re not at work. Corporations are caving to pressure from liberal groups and government bureaucracies and establishing policies to silence all forms of conservative thought and speech in order to advance the liberal agenda. Read More

02.14.23- Why Is The Mainstream Media Being So Quiet About One Of The Greatest Environmental Catastrophes In U.S. History?
Michael Snyder

The mainstream media spends an enormous amount of time lecturing us about fake environmental issues, but now that one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in U.S. history has occurred they are being strangely quiet about it.  What we are witnessing in East Palestine, Ohio is so horrifying that it is truly difficult to put it into words.  One hazardous materials specialist is claiming that authorities “basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open”.  Read More

02.13.23- What Hersh Got Wrong
Mike Whitney

There’s something not-quite-right about Sy Hersh’s report on the destruction of Nord Stream 2. There are a number of inconsistencies in the piece that lead me to believe that Hersh was less interested in presenting ‘the unvarnished truth’ than relaying a version of events that advance a particular agenda. That is not to say that I don’t appreciate what the author has done. I do. In fact, I think it would be impossible to overstate the significance of a report that positively identifies the perpetrators of what-appears-to-be the biggest act of industrial terrorism in history. Hersh’s article has the potential to greatly undermine the credibility of the people in power and, by doing so, bring the war to a swift end. It is an incredible achievement that we should all applaud. Here’s a brief recap by political analyst Andre Damon: Read More

02.11.23- American Families Are Getting Increasingly Desperate
Peter Reagan

Right now times are tough for those of us trying to scrape together a nest egg to support us during our golden years.

Usually, during times like these only the poor and lower-middle classes take the brunt of the economic impacts. But quite a bit has changed, especially since the first two quarters of negative GDP growth last year.

Now, even those fortunate enough to earn a six-figure income are struggling: Read More

02.10.23- Epiphany
T.L. Davis

In the wider understanding, the Ukraine conflict is a global crisis through which a final revelation has been made. No nation, no matter how powerful, how strong or how seemingly vibrant, that engages, elects, supports and tolerates those dedicated to its destruction, can long survive. The United States, as I have warned many times, is not America. There’s a reason it’s called the United States OF America, because America is independent of the political construct of fifty independent, sovereign states that form a coalition called the United States, but were that political entity to cease to exist, this would still be America and the people will still be Americans. Read More

02.09.23- Dangerous Trend of
“Psychiatric Repression”

International Man: The Soviet Union used the diagnosis of mental illness as a tool to silence political dissenters. It was a practice known as “psychiatric repression.”

Dissidents who spoke out against the government were often declared insane and forcibly institutionalized in psychiatric hospitals, where the government subjected them to inhumane treatment and abuses.Read More

02.08.23- They Need 7.5 Billion to Die

Many of the current moves by major actors are designed for depopulation purposes. Our global "elites" believe the earth is most sustainable at about 500 million. We stand at about 8 billion. Thus, to achieve that objective, they need 7.5 billion to die and/or stop reproducing. Since about 5.5 billion took a genetically modifying "vaccine" globally, the other 2 billion will sort themselves by means of starvation, newly modified diseases, war, and sexual dysphorias designed to minimize reproductive impulses. Read More

Politics is an International Full-of-Shit Stakeholder Contest
Max Igan

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02.06.23- American Students -
Dumber and More Woke

Robert Weissberg

Professors often complain about the current crop of students being less intellectually talented than when they began their careers decades back. Such griping is, of course, easy to dismiss — it has occurred for millennia. Unfortunately, this time around the grumbling may be true and not the usual nostalgia for “the good old days.”  The anecdotal evidence from textbook reading levels, shortened college syllabi, scrapbook-like research assignments, proliferating college remedial classes, grade inflation, and the popularity of “gut” college majors such as Gender Studies, is indisputable. We have also invested hundreds of millions in our schools yet test results such as the SAT are flat over the past half century. Read More

02.04.23- The United States:
“Flawed Democracy”

Brian Maher

We see the 2022 edition of The Economist’s Intelligence Unit Democracy Index is out.

This tabulation ranks the world’s nations across several categories. These categories include but are not limited to:

Civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation… electoral process, pluralism, and political culture. Read More

02.03.23- Food Shortages Are Starting To Become Quite Serious All Over The Planet
Michael Snyder

The worst case scenario that many of the experts feared is starting to play out right in front of our eyes.  Throughout 2022, I repeatedly warned my regular readers that there were all sorts of indications that the emerging global food crisis would go to entirely new level in 2023, and that is precisely what is happening.  In response to tightening supplies of food, prices are surging all over the planet and the number of desperately hungry people is exploding.  Unfortunately, this crisis is not going to be just temporary.  As I will explain at the end of this article, the global nightmare that we are facing is inevitably going to intensify in the years ahead. Read More

02.02.23- Why The End Of The Petrodollar Spells Trouble For The US Regime
Ryan McMaken

On January 17, the Saudi minister of finance, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, announced that the Saudi state is open to selling oil in currencies other than the dollar. “There are no issues with discussing how we settle our trade arrangements, whether it is in the US dollar, whether it is the euro, whether it is the Saudi riyal,” Al-Jadaan told Bloomberg TV.

If the Saudi regime does indeed embrace substantial trade in currencies other than the dollar as part of its oil-export business, this would signal a shift away from the dollar as the dominant currency in global oil payments. Or measured another way, this would signal the end of the so-called petrodollar. Read More

02.01.23- Poll: One-Fifth of Americans Say Government Is Our Nation's Top Problem
James Howard Kunstler

What's worse than inflation? The government trying to help with inflation… or trying to help with anything, really. You know it. I know it. And a whole lot of other Americans may know it, too. In the latest Gallup poll, more than one-fifth of respondents—21 percent—cited the government and/or poor leadership as the nation's top problem. Read More

01.31.23- How a Massachusetts Town Seized a Farmer’s $370k Property to Cover
a $60k Tax Debt

Patrick Carroll

Alan DiPietro is an alpaca farmer in the town of Bolton, Massachusetts (pop: 5,376). He lives in an RV on the 34-acre property where he keeps his alpacas, and he sells their fleece to make a living.

DiPietro wasn’t always a farmer. He previously worked as a chief engineer for iRobot, a company that makes autonomous home cleaning devices such as the Roomba vacuum cleaner. He became disenchanted with the bureaucracy and red tape of the corporate world, however, so in 2008 he decided to leave that world behind and begin his alpaca-farming venture. Read More

01.30.23- 5 Ways The "Inflation Reduction Act" Is Stealing Your Money
Peter Reagan

Much like the Patriot Act had little to do with making life safer in the U.S., the Biden administration’s “Inflation Reduction Act” has very little to do with reducing inflation.

Thanks to this “Inflation Reduction Act,” our lives are about to get even more expensive for just about everyone. If you’re saving money for retirement, heating your home or driving a car, well, get ready to start paying higher prices. Read More

01.28.23- Global South: Gold-Backed Currencies to Replace the US Dollar
Pepe Escobar

Let’s start with three interconnected multipolar-driven facts.

First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, on a panel on “Saudi Arabia’s Transformation,” made it clear that Riyadh “will consider trading in currencies other than the US dollar.” Read More

01.27.23- Pretend-O-Rama
James Howard Kunstler

I doubt that many Americans — even the masses sunk in vaccine smuggery and obsessive Trump-o-phobia — believe that America’s Ukraine project is working out for us. Of course, to even begin thinking about this debacle, you must at least suspect that our government is lying about virtually everything it has its hand in. Name something it is not lying about, I dare you.

So, what was the Ukraine project? To use that sad-ass country as a vector to disable and destroy Russia. You can’t over-state the stupidity of that objective. And why did we want to do that? Because… reasons. Oh? And what were they? Well, Russia was… there. Oh? And what was it doing? Trying to take over the world? Uh, no. It was actually just trying to be a normal European nation again after its traumatic 75-year-long experiment with communism, which ended in 1991. Read More

01.26.23- Give Up on the Idea of a Free Society
Sean Ring

In 2012, I attended the Property and Freedom Society conference.

The conference exposed the organized “State” for what it was – an institution run by crooks, liars and useful idiots.

Not only that, we discussed what a free and natural order would look like. Read More

01.25.23- They Won’t Leave Us Alone: The Invasion of Politics
Joakim Book

The temptation and crucial flaw of a totalitarian mind are that everyone must play a part in a superstructural battle between good and evil. Standing on the sidelines or taking a neutral position on present topics is not allowed; one may not merely observe or ignore the madness played out among the power-hungry.

As a not-so-proud carrier of a Swedish passport, I last year lost track of how many times I was asked about Sweden’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the overreaching military alliance among Western nations. Apparently, there was a war going on somewhere. NATO countries were scrambling, and Finland and Sweden (thoroughly Western social democratic countries) were decades-old NATO holdouts. I did not know; I took pride in not knowing. Read More

01.24.23- The Simpsons “The Fool Monty”
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01.23.23- Hyper Woo - Hyper Code
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01.21.23- A Page Turns
James Howard Kunstler

“People underestimate how much resistance to imperial edicts out of DC there is, they underestimate how many people are waiting for the fall, but they also misunderstand that this resistance is taking a muscular but passive form.”

Of course, the “Joe Biden” classified document scandal is less about the documents per se than it is about the Biden family business, which was taking large sums of money from shady foreign interests for unspecified services rendered. “Joe Biden,” the brand, is owned, perhaps to the degree that he can be called “a sell-out.” Selling out your country is kind of serious. Read More

01.20.23- Banking Institutions Quietly Admit To Inevitable Recession Implosion In 2023
Brandon Smith

As the Federal Reserve continues its fastest rate hike cycle since the stagflation crisis of 1980, a couple vital questions linger in the minds of economists everywhere – When is recession going to strike and when will the Fed reverse course on tightening?

The answers to these queries are at the same time simple and complex: First, the recession has already arrived. Second, the Fed is NOT going to reverse course, though they will probably stop tightening. Read More

01.19.23- In my Lifetime I Have Witnessed the Death of Independent Medicine and Fair Trials
Paul Craig Roberts

I often refer to how much of America has been eroded away during my lifetime, so much so that the country  into which I was born no longer exists.  Younger people don’t know what’s been lost as they never experienced the real America.  What is normal to people is what they are born into and grow up with.  The numerous infringements on individual freedom, for example, that exist today as normal and unquestioned would have been impossible in my youth.  

Is your doctor in private practice or is he an employee of a HMO or a health care provider such as a hospital’s corporate empire? Read More

01.18.23- Poszar Was Right: Saudis Confirm Non-Dollar Oil Trade Plans In Davos
Tyler Durden

Earlier this month, former NY Fed repo guru Zoltan Pozsar wrote one of his most important reports of 2022, in which he described how Putin could unleash hell on the Western financial system by demanding that instead of dollars, Russian oil exporters are paid in gold, effectively pegging oil to gold and launching Petrogold. Read More

01.17.23- Glug Glug, Gurgle Gurgle
James Howard Kunstler

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” — Edmund Burke

You thought the Titanic sinking was an astounding spectacle? Looks like the ship of the Deep State got some holes ripped in its hull and may be fixing to go down sometime in 2023. Read More

01.16.23- Target: Civilization
Jeffrey Tucker

Two weeks ago, Southwest Airlines had a massive meltdown but they weren’t the only airline affected. Flight delays ruined vacations and travel plans for millions the world over. It was never clear why.

Oh sure, blame the weather but that has become a strangely opaque excuse. You look outside and the weather seems fine but then someone snaps at you: Can’t you see that the snow is bad in Buffalo? Read More

01.14.23- One More Massive Socialist-Driven Transfer of Wealth
Justin O. Smith

Many Americans, conservative or not, should be angry that unions now hold so much influence over elected officials and Joe Biden that the Teamsters Union, long fraught with ties to the U.S. Mafia and organized crime, is actually receiving a $36 billion dollar bailout under the $1.9 trillion dollar American Rescue Plan, after years of mismanaging and stealing from their members’ pension fund and the new revelation that the Teamsters Union pension fund was essentially insolvent. This is an act by the executive that takes the hard-earned tax dollars of private citizens to give to a group of collectivists, socialists and outright criminals whose leadership should be placed behind prison bars, instead of being rewarded by Joe Biden. Read More

01.13.23- Don’t Trust the Government with Your Privacy, Property or Your Freedoms
John & Nisha Whitehead

How do you trust a government that continuously sidesteps the Constitution and undermines our rights? You can’t.

When you consider all the ways “we the people” are being bullied, beaten, bamboozled, targeted, tracked, repressed, robbed, impoverished, imprisoned and killed by the government, one can only conclude that you shouldn’t trust the government with your privacy, your property, your life, or your freedoms.

Consider for yourself. Read More

01.12.23- A Government by Experts
Andrew P. Napolitano

I have often thought that after Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson was our worst president. By worst is meant least faithful to the Constitution and most destructive of personal liberty.

With the exception of Lincoln’s dictatorship — during which the federal government used violence to crush the states’ natural right to secede from a compact they had voluntarily joined, and instead brought about the systematic murder of 750,000 persons — America from its founding to the early part of the 20th century more or less enjoyed the James Madison model for the federal government. Read More

01.11.23- China: Death of a Dream
James Rickards

China is reopening.

The China reopening story is the most powerful market narrative going on today. At least for now, it’s more powerful than any Fed analysis, the prospect of a recession, and even lower energy prices in terms of what’s driving investor behavior.

Of course, the key word is “narrative.” It’s a powerful story but that does not mean the story is true. If it affects investor behavior, then investors have to pay attention to avoid getting run over by bull market sentiment. It can take time, but whenever a narrative diverges from reality, the reality always wins. Read More

01.10.23- Repentance
James Howard Kunstler

“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” — Anton Chekhov

The doctors of this country — of all Western Civ, really — owe their citizens an apology and an explanation, and even then, they might not be able to save modern medicine. The doctors have dishonored and disgraced their profession. They promulgated a Covid- 19 vaccination program that is now clearly killing a lot of people early in life and unnaturally. To this day, no established professional group of doctors, or formal association, or major journal, has called for an end to the vaxx program. Read More

01.09.23- Is The New World Order
On The Precipice?

Madame DaFarge

The New World Order nobility may be receiving more roadblocks for their plans than they had anticipated. 

The entire scam is based on the ignorance and complacence of the great mass of people in the western based economies.

Control of the West is essential for world domination.  Read More

01.07.23- The Plan to Carve Up Russia
Mike Whitney

For decades, the idea of dismantling the Soviet Union and Russia has been constantly cultivated in Western countries. Unfortunately, at some point, the idea of using Ukraine to achieve this goal was conceived. In fact, to prevent such a development, we launched the special military operation (SMO). This is precisely what some western countries –led by the United States– strive for; to create an anti-Russian enclave and then threaten us from this direction. Preventing this from happening is our primary goal. Vladimir Putin Read More

01.06.23- Time To Get Real About Ukraine
James Rickards

The war in Ukraine remains the most important story in the world today.

Don’t believe the incessant U.S. government and media propaganda about Ukraine. Ukraine is not winning the war; they are losing badly.

But wait, hasn’t the news been talking up Ukrainian gains in recent months, while Russia is retreating and being badly beaten? That’s the mainstream, pro-Ukrainian narrative. Here’s the reality: Read More

01.05.23- The Baleful Cargo
of Woke Diversity Worship

Victor Davis Hanson

What do all our notable fabricators—George Santos, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama—have in common?

Well, quite like the Ward ChurchilIs or Rachel Dolezals of the world, one way or another, they lied about their identities. Or they sought fraudulent ways of suggesting their ancestries were marginalized. Or they had claims on being victims on the theory their constructed personas brought career advantages. Read More

01.04.23- On the Cusp of
a Global Liquidity Crisis

James Rickards

Is there a financial calamity worse than a severe recession in early 2023? Unfortunately, the answer is “yes” and it’s coming quickly.

That greater calamity is a global liquidity crisis. Before considering the dynamics of a global liquidity crisis, it’s critical to distinguish between a liquidity crisis and a recession. A recession is part of the business cycle. Read More

01.03.23- The Third Option - Part 2
Tyler Durden

If you have not yet read Part 1, it can be accessed here.  In it, I make a case for the need for something fundamentally different from the left and right political options that we as humanity are generally being offered in every so-called democratic society on earth. I explain why our political parties of every ilk continue to fail us, because they fail to recognize and address the “gap” in purchasing power inherent in every country on earth, without regard to its political system, and point at who is behind frustrating the achievement of a solution.  In this second part, we are going to dig into what the potential “Economic Cures” to the gap are.  Read More

01.02.23- “Something Big Is On the Way”
Mike Whitney

“The Russians have decided there is no way to negotiate an end to this. No one will negotiate in good faith; therefore we must crush the enemy. And that’s what’s coming.” Colonel Douglas MacGregor (9:35 minute)

“Strictly speaking, we haven’t started anything yet.” Vladimir Putin

The war in Ukraine is not going to end in a negotiated settlement. The Russians have already made it clear that they don’t trust the United States, so they’re not going to waste their time in a pointless gabfest. What the Russians are going to do is pursue the only option that is available to them. Read More


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