SWIFT

Cyber Attacks Are The Perfect Trigger For A Stock Market Crash

"The NSA and its Silicon Valley partners literally created this monster; a monster which has the capacity to attack otherwise secure banking networks like SWIFT. This begs the question - how much of the global banking system and global stock exchanges are open to attack with these same NSA exploits. I would suggest that ALL of them are."

Oregon Officials Threaten To Seize 2,000 Acre Organic Farm, Spray It With Roundup

Sherman County Oregon believes the 2,000 acre Azure Farms is not doing enough to control Canada Thistle. To remedy the alleged problem, the county proposes seizing the farm and spraying everything with Roundup and other herbicides. Azure Farms is certified organic. Of course, organic farms cannot by definition use herbicides, so the farm would be forced out of business by the county government.

Bill Blain: "Maybe It's Time To Quietly Exit"

"If global stocks aren’t close to all time highs because of expectations of future growth, profits to rise, and a generally strong sense the global economy is headed massively higher… then maybe its time to quietly exit. Take the cash, hide it in the mattress and wait for the next/coming storm to pass."

"Someone Is Blowing Up": RBC Warns China-Induced Unwinds Are Escalating

"Something is off the past few weeks...  somebody’s ‘mean-reversion’ strategy (likely a stat arb / quant fund) has triggered ‘stop outs’ as the underlying commodities space now ‘catches down’ to the behavior already exhibited across the energy equities space throughout the course of 2017."