Reality

Re-evaluating Crude Oil Speculative Positioning

"I still hate crude oil and believe the next surprise will be lower rather than higher. But a little weekend thinking has forced me to re-evaluate the true extent of the supposed extreme speculative positioning..."

The Norwegian Economy In 2017: Black Swans Hovering Overhead

Norwegians are just now starting to grapple with the effects of their “single cylinder” economy, mostly dependent on oil and gas (ca. 60% of exports). Despite optimism about $50-$70/barrel oil, American crude output is surging, on track to be the highest ever, since 1970, while cracks start to form in OPEC’s latest agreement. In addition to the oil tailspin, a flock of “black swans” have taken flight, led by one with a very orange beak.

"As Ye Sow..."

Our deranged world is a product of deranged minds...

Three Things Are About To Derail Trump's Fiscal Plan, Goldman Warns

With every passing week Goldman has been turning increasingly more pessimistic on Trump's proposed fiscal and budget plans, and it all culminated in a report released over the weekend, in which Goldman's Alec Phillips explains that over the next few months fiscal reofrm watchers will be disappointed as "three factors will make this year’s budget plans even more difficult to put together."

3 Ways Americans Are Being Deliberately Divided

When discourse becomes impossible, the checks and balances that keep our country from going too far in one direction cannot work. When dissent is met with violence, it begets more violence. America is being divided, and it simply has to be deliberate.

Mexicans Vow To Fight Trump By "Jamming US Courts" As Deportations Set To Surge

In response to the launch of deportations of illegal aliens following Trump's executive order, influential Mexicans are pushing an aggressive - and risky - strategy to fight the increase in deportations of their undocumented peers in the U.S.: "jam U.S. immigration courts in hopes of causing the already overburdened system to break down", as the Mexican government warns citizens to "take precautions."

How A Breakdown In Liberal Ideology Created Trump – Part 2

" Trump is a symptom of a diseased societal, political and economic paradigm, as opposed to the disease itself. Trump was a reaction, and the way the Democrats handled the primary was the final nail in the coffin in sealing his victory. People became so fed up with the insanity of the fake left, many of those who didn’t even like Trump decided to roll the dice with him anyway."