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For Today's Investors: Ignorance Is Not Bliss - It Is Oblivion

“Ignorance is not bliss – it is oblivion. Determined ignorance is the hastiest kind of oblivion.” As investors, we have all been warned. Not by the future, but by the past.



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Junk-Rated Chicago Has A Billion Dollar Pension Problem

In downgrading the city, Moody’s said it expected “Chicago's credit challenges will continue, both in the near term and in the long term [as] unfunded liabilities of the Municipal, Laborer, Police, and Fire pension plans grow and exert increasing pressure on the city's operating budget.” That looks to have been an accurate assessment, because as Bloomberg reports, Chicago’s budget gap is set to triple by 2017.



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Guest Post: 10 Images That Suggest America Is Becoming A Lot Like Nazi Germany

At the heart of Nazism was a desire to control everyone and everything, and that is exactly what we are seeing in America today. The history books tell us about how evil and wicked the Nazis were, so why aren’t we more alarmed that the United States is becoming more like Nazi Germany with each passing day?  And even though our politicians are socializing our economy and destroying our constitutional freedoms, the American people keep sending most of them back to Washington time after time.  It is an incredibly sad thing to watch the country that you love slowly die right in front of your eyes.



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"Strongly Dissatisfied" China Warns US "Accident" Is "Highly Likely" In South China Sea

"China said on Friday it was 'strongly dissatisfied' after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident."



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Adult FriendFinder Hacked - Federal Employees Allegedly Among 3.5 Million 'Exposed'

More than 3.5 million people’s sexual preferences, fetishes and secrets have been exposed after dating site Adult FriendFinder was hacked.

“I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame.”



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A Vision of Monetary Hell Troubles Our Sleep...

A vision of Hell troubles our sleep. It is the vision of what the United States will be like when the authorities have obliterated almost three millennia of monetary progress and have their boots on our necks.



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In No State Can A Minimum Wage Worker Afford A One Bedroom Apartment

Earlier this month we learned that in 21 out of the 26 OECD member countries that have a minimum wage, working 40 hours per week at the pay floor would not be sufficient to keep one's family out of poverty. Now, we discover something even more shocking...



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It Is Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off All Of Our Debt

Did you know that if you took every single penny away from everyone in the United States that it still would not be enough to pay off the national debt?  Today, the debt of the federal government exceeds $145,000 per household, and it is getting worse with each passing year. Many believe that if we paid it off a little bit at a time that we could eventually pay it all off, but as you will see below that isn’t going to work either.



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Our Crazy-Making Economy's Endgame: Festering Frustration Seeking An Outlet

The consequence of policies that exacerbate injustice, inequality and double-bind demands is a madness that will find a social and economic outlet somewhere, sometime.



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Apple Watch: Epic Dud?



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5 Things To Ponder: Everybody's Got One

No matter what investors SAY they will do, they will almost always succumb to the emotional investment mistakes caused by being human.



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Hill-nochio

"I got no strings on me..."



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And The Market Breaks (As VIX Hits 2015 Lows)



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Clinton Benghazi E-mails Released, Show "Sensitive" Information Was Sent From Personal Server

The State Department has released 850 pages of e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail address. Clinton has been under fire for using a private e-mail server (as opposed to an official government account) to discuss potentially sensitive matters of national security and foreign policy during her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat. Specifically, there are big questions about who knew what and when about an attack on US outposts in Benghazi that killed US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.



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