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60 Dead In Massive ISIS Suicide Attack On Syrian Capital





 
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How The Masses Deal With Risk (And Why They Remain Poor)





Education today is an advertising agency which leads us to believe we need the society on which it relies upon for its existence.

 
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Citi On Why Negative Rates Are Like Potato Chips: "No One Can Have Just One"





"Experience in other countries that have entered into this territory should sober you up on the likely economic and inflation impact. No country that has gone into negative rates has experienced major shifts in its growth and inflation profile – minor, yes; major, no. As a consequence every dip into negative rates has been followed by additional moves."

 
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Obama To Make First Ever Mosque Visit To "Celebrate Muslim Contributions To America"





The White House has decided it's time “to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life."

 
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Forget About "Stocks For The Long Run"





On our scales, the balance between risk and reward in U.S. stocks falls heavily toward the risk. We see a reasonable likelihood of a ruinous loss against a remote possibility of a big gain. So go ahead and panic. You may be glad you did.

 
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A Norwegian Gold Allocation Would Counter Sovereign Incompetence Risk





Many believed that the NOK was backed by oil, not requiring a gold reserve. However, oil is no longer a scarce resource but an abundant commodity. Switzerland, Germany, America and other first world nations have gold reserves. Norway should have one too.

 
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A Chinese Banker Explains Why There Is No Way Out





"If I don’t issue more loans, then my salary isn’t enough to repay the mortgage, and car loan. It’s not difficult to issue more loans, but lets say in a years time when the loan is due, if the borrower defaults, then I wont just see a pay cut, I’ll be fired, and still be responsible for loan recovery."

 
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"Pandora's Box Is Open": Why Japan May Have Started A 'Silent Bank Run'





"... if the negative interest rate continues for longer or goes deeper, commercial banks may have to set negative interest rates on deposits, which would expand not only the tax on commercial banks, but also on depositors (households and companies). This could lead to a ‘silent bank run’ via a shift of deposits to cash (banknotes), which in turn damages the sound banking system by enlarging the leakage of funds from the credit creation mechanism in the banking system."

 
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Deep State: Inside Washington's Shadowy Power Elite





Meet "the deciders"...

 
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The United States Of Crazy Laws





Presented with no comment... apart from Arizona wins!

 
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Glistening Gold & The Rumble In The Ruble - America's "Tribute Scam" Is Unraveling Fast





A case can be made that for Moscow it would be a tremendous waste of hard-earned foreign exchange to try to counter a rig against their currency they simply cannot beat, as the entire fiat financial power of the US is against them. Russia’s Central Bank by now should be all-out selling rubles for gold, and building Russia’s gold reserves. Well, it is happening, somewhat.

 
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I-Owe-Ah & The Crime Called Ethanol





Ethanol – corn alcohol – won’t take you as far as a gallon of gas. But that doesn’t mean it is isn’t powerful stuff. Politically powerful stuff.

 
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2016's "Biggest Risk": Markets Will "Need To Panic" To Wake Up "Impotent" Policymakers





"In addition to the risk of a deeper profit recession, there is no doubt the recent sell-off has been exacerbated by policy impotence; the sense that policy-makers have little solution for global demand deficiency."

 
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