Korea And Venezuela: Flip Sides Of The Same Coin

"By suggesting that he might order a US regime-change invasion of Venezuela, President Trump has inadvertently shown why North Korea has been desperately trying to develop nuclear weapons - to serve as a deterrent or defense against one of the US national-security state storied regime-change operations..."

Visualizing The Diversity Of The Tech Industry

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point. The following infographic breaks down the demographics of 23 major tech companies, based on statistics from 2016...

Iran Threatens Trump With Restart Of Nuclear Program "Within Hours"

"Those who try to return to the language of threats and sanctions are prisoners of past delusions," Iran president Rouhani said on Tuesday. "If they want to go back to that experience, definitely in a short time — hours and days — we will return to our previous [nuclear] situation very much stronger."

Pat Buchanan Asks "If We Erase Our History, Who Are We?"

"We have condemned and renounced the scarlet sins of the men who made America and embraced diversity, inclusivity and equality. Our new America is to be a land where all races, tribes, creeds and cultures congregate, all are treated equally, and all move ever closer to an equality of results through the regular redistribution of opportunity, wealth and power."

Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

"There's a lot of people right now, I think, in retail and in this industry in panic mode. There's been a difficult environment. I think people, I'm not going to speculate what they're thinking, but they seem to be in panic mode with how they're pricing product, and we think it's going to continue to be promotional and at times, irrational going forward."

Inside The Opioid Crisis That You're Not Allowed To See

"We now have an understanding that opioids are big business in the hood. You’re not allowed to know about this, because only a select few in our society are allowed to prosper from it. It’s unfortunate that drug trade is the most prevalent type of good flowing around low income areas across the United States. We wouldn’t expect nothing else after 50-years of deindustrialization and the bottom 90% of Americans left to rot."

The New American Dream: Rent Your Home From A Hedge Fund

"...there’s essentially an ‘arms race’ building among the world’s biggest funds to control the market, squeezing small, individual investors out of the 'buy-to-rent' housing market...the American Dream of owning your own home has been fading."

"Sleepwalking Into An Even Worse Version Of The 1930's Depression"

"Governments around the world do not seem to understand the situation we are facing. In large part, this is happening because economists have built models based on their view of how the world works...We seem to be sleepwalking into an even worse version of the Depression of the 1930s."

Mapping The Foreign Trade Debate - Where Do 'You' Belong?

"Concerned that we might be headed for a repeat of the Great Depression era’s race-to-the-bottom tariff wars? Or, maybe you’re relieved that diplomats are no longer being diplomatic? We suggest stepping back to review your armchair-policymaker options - answer these two questions..."

WTI Lifts Towards $48 After Biggest Crude Inventory Draw Since September

WTI slipped back to almost a $46 handle today before bouncing modestly into the close ahead of tonight's API report, with all bullish eyes hoping last week's surprise gasoline build was a 'blip'. API reported a much larger than expected crude draw (biggest since Sept 2016) and while WTI rallied on the print, it was a very modest move (that for now failed to achieve $48) as we suspect the fact that gasoline saw another surprise build weighed on sentiment.

After 100 Months Of Buying-The-Dip - Stockman Warns Of "Peak Crazy"

"Just call it Peak Crazy and move on. There is absolutely no reason for the stock markets to be at current levels, let alone melting-up day after day. The fact that this is happening is a measure of how impaired capital markets have become as a result of massive central bank intrusion."