Meltdown

Second Foundation: Empire Crumbling

Unusually gifted individuals come along once in a lifetime to disrupt the plans of the existing social order. Despite the forlorn hope Donald Trump or some other savior can reverse our course, decades of missteps, dreadful decisions, ineffectual leadership, and unconcealed treachery have paved a path to destruction for the American Empire.

"Couldn't Hit An Elephant" - Over-Confident NATO Generals & Russian Retaliation

Recently, US Lieutenant General Ben Hodges ordered over 60 US tanks to fire their guns in Poland. The general has reason to be confident. It can be said with relative certainty that, if the US sends scores of tanks halfway around the world to a country that borders Russia, then begins firing the guns, the Russians will indeed interpret that as a warning that their sovereignty is no longer respected by the US.

Is Bankruptcy For Illinois The Answer?

Could a formal bankruptcy proceeding for the State of Illinois be the answer to it’s fiscal crisis? If you think that’s out of the question, as many do, you’re wrong.

Russophobia - Symptom Of US Implosion

The Soviet Union passed away more than a quarter of a century ago, but Russophobia among the US political class is more virulent than ever. However, the power of the Russophobia propaganda technique over the wider population seems to have greatly diminished from its Cold War heyday.

It's Time To Get Painfully Honest: Banks Are Evil

"I've increasingly come to see the financial industry - with the big banks at its core - as the root cause of injustice in today's society." Whether it's social equity, the security of your job or retirement, your day-to-day existence, or the fairness of the laws we live under - our fate is currently in the hands of the banks.

Demand For Physical Gold Is Collapsing

"During the 2008 financial meltdown..There was a total disconnect between the paper price and physical demand. That’s now happening again, but in reverse. The paper price is rising, but physical demand is falling...This strikes me as total madness... There seems to be no fear in the market… no regard for sense or safety."

3 Things: Fed Hike, Fed Late, Fed Miss

“The simple message is the economy is doing well. We have confidence in the robustness of the economy and its resilience to shocks.” – Janet Yellen, March 15, 2017.

Really?

Rand Paul Responds To "Unhinged" McCain

"You know, I think [Senator McCain] makes a really, really strong case for term limits. I think maybe he's past his prime; I think maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged..."