The Reason Behind The Sales-Surge For Nuclear-Proof Bunkers

"The bipartisan neoconservative dream of America’s aristocrats (world-conquest) will never be achieved. Russia will never accept it. If America’s rulers continue to press it, the result will be even worse than when the Nazis tried...either the U.S. will cease its designs on Russia, or there will be WW III."

Risk Of "Accidental" Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says

“A greater reliance on automated systems can lead to misplaced confidence while introducing new points of vulnerability... The complex interactions and tightly coupled systems linked to nuclear arsenals (like those for early warning, and launch command and control) have made accidental war more likely."

OMB Director Mulvaney Budgets "Leveraged" $200 Billion For Trump Infrastructure Plan

"The president wants a trillion dollars worth of work on the ground and we're going to give it to him," explained Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney this afternoon. By the magic of leveraged private investment (that is not buying back its own stock or stashing cash overseas), the Trump administration will transform a $200 billion line item into a trillion-dollar stimulus plan (but it won't be ready until the fall).

Marx, Orwell, And State-Cartel Socialism

"Socialism" is simply another flavor of state-cartel capitalism; Orwell would be proud of all the simulacrum self-serving "socialists" who have managed to enrich themselves at the expense of those actually producing goods and services.

For The First Time In Its History, Subway Shutters Hundreds Of US Stores

For the first time in its 52 years of operation, Subway announced that it contracted in 2016, shuttering 359 US locations which as Bloomberg described was the "biggest retrenchment in the history of the restaurant chain" whose total store count dropped 1.3% from 27,103 in 2015 to 26,744 even as it remained the most ubiquitous fast-food eatery in the US, although McDonalds still tops if by sales.

David Stockman On The Anything President And The Everything Bubble

"The remaining bullishness and buy-the-dips robo-trading that temporarily sustained the dotcom bubble through March 2000 and the housing bubble through September 2008 will soon give way...  This century’s third great bubble’s days are numbered and in just a few digits."

Goldman Begs Clients To BTF Oil Dip

"Ignore the drop in oil prices... it's just technical" is the message from Goldman's bullish Damien Courvalin who believes fundamentally the pace of the inventory declines are encouraging and does not see evidence in the oil market to justify this (negative) shift in sentiment. In other words, BTF Oil Dip!

A Quarter Of Millennials Living At Home Neither Work Nor Study

At one point in time in America, living at home with mom and dad after crossing out of your teenage years and into your 20s was embarrassing and something that was generally avoided at all costs.  But, these days millennials seem to be embracing the free room and board provided by their parents.