• Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.
  • Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.

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CrownThomas's picture

Classic Santelli Rant on the Buffett Rule

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testosteronepit's picture

A Greek Impossibility

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Bruce Krasting's picture

Three Conversations

B+ Bond default France Greece Ireland Italy LTRO Mexico Nat Gas Natural Gas Oklahoma Portugal So let's talk Greece, Paris and Natural Gas. 

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

How and Why Germany Can Leave the Euro If It Has To

B+ default Germany Greece Italy Monetization None This is the mother of all bombshells in Europe and no one is talking about it. Germany basically announced that it will allow German banks to DUMP euro-zone government bonds off their balance sheets. It also announced it will provide up to 400 billion euros in backstops and 80 billion euros for bank recapitalization.  

testosteronepit's picture

A Grimy Dipstick into France’s Gritty Economic Realty

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Reggie Middleton's picture

When The Most Contrarian Trade Of The Year Is No Longer Contrarian, It's About That Time - Enter The Rotten Apple

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George Washington's picture

Pool Near U.S. City Contains More Radioactive Cesium than Released By Fukushima, Chernobyl and All Nuclear Bomb Tests COMBINED

Florida Germany New York City New York Times Nuclear Power Obama Administration Turkey Fuel Pool 35 Miles from Boston – which Is Highly Vulnerable to Earthquakes – Contains More Radioactive Cesium than Released In BOTH Major Nuclear Accidents and ALL Nuclear Bomb Tests

EconMatters's picture

Oil and Natural Gas Ratio Explodes to 52:1

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RobertBrusca's picture

Euro Debt Magic- nothing up das sleeve

Bond ETC Flight to Safety Germany Italy Japan Portugal Recession The European debt struggle may have just entered a new phase. Don’t blink. Like any classy magician’s trick the idea is to get you looking one place while the real action is going on somewhere else. And that has been the recipe over the past week or so. While everyone has been watching the Spanish and Portuguese debt auctions, the real damage was done in Germany where the German government’s bid-cover ratio on a ten-year bund auction came in less than ‘one.’  

CrownThomas's picture

The Tale of Two Charts: Can the Central Planners Pull It Off?

So, which is it? Are we in the midst of an epic bull run, or an epic run of bull shit. Place your bets.

Tim Knight from Slope of Hope's picture

The Silicon Valley Top

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Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Europe Will Collapse in May-June

Bill Dudley Central Banks default European Central Bank Eurozone Federal Reserve France Germany Greece Housing Market Iceland Ireland Italy Lehman Lehman Brothers Monetary Policy Nicolas Sarkozy None Portugal ratings Reality Recession recovery Unemployment   What makes this time different? Several items: The Crisis coming from Europe will be far, far larger in scope than anything the Fed has dealt with before. The Fed is now politically toxic and cannot engage in aggressive monetary policy without experiencing severe political backlash (this is an election year). The Fed’s resources are spent to the point that the only thing the Fed could do would be to announce an ENORMOUS monetary program which would cause a Crisis in of itself.

rcwhalen's picture

Bruno Iksil, JPMorgan and the Real Conflict with Credit Default Swaps

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George Washington's picture

Nuclear Power Is Expensive and Bad for the Environment … It’s Being Pushed Because It Is Good For Making Bombs

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If Happiness Were the Only Global Currency, How Would the Most Important Decisions in Your Life Change?

Reality SmartKnowledgeU If we all were to make the significant decisions in our lives based upon a happiness quotient instead of the resultant monetary gain, how drastically would our world and our reality change?

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