Stunning Before And After Pictures Of The California Drought And Devastating Rain Storms

Just as California's liberal elites had convinced everyone that climate change had permanently altered global weather patterns such that the entire state was doomed to be stuck in a perpetual drought which would inevitably render it about as inhabitable as the surface of Mars within years, an unrelenting series of storms has struck and in a matter of days filled lakes, overflowed rivers and buried mountains in snow. 

The US Economy: Back On Track?

The weekly rail traffic report published by the Association of American Railroads provides a great snapshot of US economic activity almost in real (weekly) time. Last July we noted that we were starting to witness some signals of a trend change, now suggesting a softening. But much has happened since then, including a broadly unexpected change in the political direction of the US. Have those signals been reversed as a result?

Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works

Any day now we are going to be told that Elvis is secretly working with Putin to deploy a Zhirinovskian gravitational weapon in a UFO disguised as Jesus that Assange and Snowden will personally pilot across the Atlantic to sink America. It’s like some kind of loyalty test in which the ruling classes are trying to determine just how far they can go with this crap before liberals refuse to salute any more of it.

"China's Next Time Bomb" - A Look Inside The Insane World Of China's Bitcoin Traders

Ding Wen, 34, had built up a personal fortune of more than two million yuan after years of hard work at an internet company in Nanjing. But he saw most of that wealth go up in smoke on January 5, when China’s bitcoin market crashed, sending the price of the virtual currency plunging 40% in just a few hours after lunch. Welcome to the insane world of China's bitcoin traders.

What Is The Deep State?

"There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true."

'Bipartisan' Senate Intelligence Committee To Probe Russia-Campaign Contacts

Hours after WaPo reports anonymous sources claiming Trump's national security adviser Flynn contacted Russian officials, and Politico details Hillary's dealing with Ukrainian officials, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced in a statement that it will launch an inquiry to look at any links between Russia and individuals associated with U.S. political campaigns as part of bipartisan inquiry into Russia and cyber activity.

YouTube Joins The "Fake News" Crusade, Shuts Down Popular Conservative Channel

"Clearly this was a politically motivated move.  I never received any request or complaint from MLA. These were perfectly legitimate fair use excerpts with great news value.  This is an attempt to silence our reporting on a matter of great public importance.  We intend to pursue all available remedies, and call on YouTube to restore our account."

Weekend Reading: Anticipation

“Stock market bubbles don’t appear out of thin air. They have a basis in reality. But that reality is distorted by misconception..

Friday Humor? Man Pays DMV Tax Bill With 300,000 Pennies

As Americans weather unprecedented division and vitriol amid the impending presidency of Donald Trump, there’s one thing many can still agree on: the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a deplorable place that yields unending frustration, wasted time, and excessive fines.

Sanctions, What Sanctions? Russia Bond Yields Plunge To 3 Year Lows

After three years of US sanctions on Russia, Putin's cost of funding his nation's economy has tumbled as Russian government five-year ruble notes climbed further this week, pushing the yield to the lowest on a closing basis since February 2014. Along with being the best performing stock market in the world since Trump's election, Russia's bond market has soared (while China's has tumbled).

Questions Emerge Why Trump Security Advisor Spoke Repeatedly With Russian Ambassador

Tell us if you have heard this one before. The Washington Post reports that two people familiar with the issue, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claim that President-elect Trump's choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, held multiple phone conversations with Russia's ambassador to Washington on the day the US announced retaliation for Moscow's interference in the election.

Taiwan Tech Giant May Open US LCD Plant In Response To Trump's "Make In America" Call

 Hon Hai Precision Industry and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp have begun studying the possibility of building a liquid crystal display panel plant in the U.S., a Sharp executive told Nikkei on Friday. The joint investment plan was proposed by Son, the Sharp executive said, and was put 'on the table' in response to Trump's 'Make in America' call.