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Censorship In The Digital Age

"Whether it is too late for a world of working class people and the ubiquitous poor to opt out of the globalized imperium dreamed up by our post-war planners, is hard to say. But if you think there’s still time, be extremely careful, since the pre-crime police are nearly omnipresent, and they might overhear you..."

Bank Of Japan Is Buying Bonds From Scandal-Hit Kobe Steel

The BOJ previously avoided bonds from companies rocked by scandal, according to the Nikkei. Such avoidance has occurred even if the security otherwise meets credit ratings and other requirements set by the bank. That no longer appears to be the case.

Blaming Russia For The Internet 'Sewer'

"As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a 'sewer'..."

Frontrunning: October 19

  • Rajoy Deploys Ultimate Weapon of Law on Catalonia (BBG)
  • Congress Rolls Toward Shutdown Fight Over Immigration, Obamacare (BBG)
  • Hong Kong Stocks Tumble Most This Year as Geely, Developers Sink (BBG)
  • Inside battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency deal (Reuters)
  • From Damascus, Iran vows to confront Israel (Reuters)

The State Of Illinois Is "Past The Point Of No Return"

"The State of Illinois is past the point of no return. It does not have the ability to raise taxes or cut spending to the degree necessary to reduce the annual cost of bond and retiree benefits from 33% to a sustainable level...The insolvency is not the result of too much bonded debt, but rather the government promising retirement and other post-employment benefits that aren’t affordable."

Chris Hedges: Elites "Have No Credibility Left"

"...commercial broadcast networks, like CNN and MSNBC, are not in the business of journalism. They hardly do any. Their celebrity correspondents are courtiers to the elite...They sacrifice journalism and truth for ratings and profit... they've embraced identity politics. We saw where that got us with Barack Obama, which is worse than nowhere..."

Buchanan Asks "Is Trump The Heir To Reagan?"

"Trumpism is rooted as much in the populist-nationalist campaigns of the 1990s, and post-Cold War issues as economic patriotism, border security, immigration control and 'America First', as it is in the Reaganite issues of the 1980s... However, the differences between Trump in his first year and Reagan in 1981 are stark..."