One can measure the validity of Trump’s utterances by the volume of squeals emanating from the pigs he’s stuck. Judging from the deafening din on this one, Trump scored a bullseye. If America’s faith in its elections is undermined, as so many hysterically hyperventilating hypocrites claim, it won’t be because of anything Donald Trump says or does, but because the racketeers rig elections and not all the people stay fooled all the time.
If faced with increased reporting and administrative burdens, declining reimbursements and new payment arrangements that put their income at risk, many doctors - especially independent practitioners - may feel that they simply can't afford to participate in Medicare any more. One recent survey of physicians found nearly 40-percent expect a "mass exodus" from Medicare over MACRA. Given the predicted shortage of doctors over the next decade and an aging population, this would be disastrous.
"Washington has to realize that it is rightly this hegemonic mentality that has resulted in its declining global influence and inability to provide public goods with positive energy.... the US has been destabilizing regional peace and stability by meddling in the South China Sea, challenging China and alienating ties between China and the Philippines."
If governments allow banks to shut down bank accounts of individuals or companies without a fair trial and due legal process, it will create a very dangerous situation indeed. In this environment, buying gold is rational behaviour to even the biggest paper-bugs out there. The current monetary experiment of massive QE is no longer the main concern of prudent investors and institutions, it is now combined with negative interest rates and bail-ins.
It seems that the continuation of the devaluation that we have been waiting for is officially back on. So assuming that many of the strong relationships that have been in place the last several years hold, what should investors be mindful of?
With just over 2 weeks to go until the election, today Wikileaks continued its ongoing Podesta files dump when it unveiled another 708 emails in Part 16, bringing the total emails released to 26,803 total emails, or more than half of the 50,000 email set for release.
"We should be producing 9 million if it wasn't for the wars." Falah al-Amiri, head of Iraq state oil marketer SOMO, said, making it clear that Iraq would not cut production (or even freeze): "We are not going back. It’s a question of sovereignty."
Demonstrating their recent technological advancement, over the weekend Afghanistan's Taliban released drone footage showing a suicide bomber driving a Humvee into a police base in Helmand province and blowing it up this month.