YouTube Joins The "Fake News" Crusade, Shuts Down Popular Conservative Channel

"Clearly this was a politically motivated move.  I never received any request or complaint from MLA. These were perfectly legitimate fair use excerpts with great news value.  This is an attempt to silence our reporting on a matter of great public importance.  We intend to pursue all available remedies, and call on YouTube to restore our account."

Weekend Reading: Anticipation

“Stock market bubbles don’t appear out of thin air. They have a basis in reality. But that reality is distorted by misconception..

Friday Humor? Man Pays DMV Tax Bill With 300,000 Pennies

As Americans weather unprecedented division and vitriol amid the impending presidency of Donald Trump, there’s one thing many can still agree on: the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a deplorable place that yields unending frustration, wasted time, and excessive fines.

Sanctions, What Sanctions? Russia Bond Yields Plunge To 3 Year Lows

After three years of US sanctions on Russia, Putin's cost of funding his nation's economy has tumbled as Russian government five-year ruble notes climbed further this week, pushing the yield to the lowest on a closing basis since February 2014. Along with being the best performing stock market in the world since Trump's election, Russia's bond market has soared (while China's has tumbled).

Questions Emerge Why Trump Security Advisor Spoke Repeatedly With Russian Ambassador

Tell us if you have heard this one before. The Washington Post reports that two people familiar with the issue, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claim that President-elect Trump's choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, held multiple phone conversations with Russia's ambassador to Washington on the day the US announced retaliation for Moscow's interference in the election.

Taiwan Tech Giant May Open US LCD Plant In Response To Trump's "Make In America" Call

 Hon Hai Precision Industry and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp have begun studying the possibility of building a liquid crystal display panel plant in the U.S., a Sharp executive told Nikkei on Friday. The joint investment plan was proposed by Son, the Sharp executive said, and was put 'on the table' in response to Trump's 'Make in America' call.

Axel Merk On Gold In Presidential Transition Years

Since Nixon took the US dollar off the gold standard in 1971 there have been seven Presidential transition years, i.e., years when a new president was inaugurated. The S&P 500 on average was negative for those seven calendar years of Presidential transition. The average return in Presidential transition years is +14.8% for gold and -0.9% for the S&P 500.