Not the greatest start to Hillary's homecoming week. Outgoing Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed and heckled at a Florida delegate breakfast, with attendees shouting "shame."
"...This system stays in place because people do not understand its detrimental and fatal consequences such as an unfair redistribution, business cycles, poverty, bigger government, moral decay, and so on... In order to un-do this system we must convince people of all this. The problem here is that our monetary system and monetary theory is quite complex."
Mass killings have now become a daily thing. The latest attack however took place not in Europe, nor the US, but Japan, where national broadcaster NHK reports that a knife-wielding man has reportedly gone on a rampage at a facility for people with heart disabilities in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo.
Facing an already rambunctious crowd - chanting 'Bernie' at every mention of Clinton - The DNC has been forced to issue a formal apology to Bernie Sanders (and presumably his supporters).... "the inexcusable remarks... do not reflect the value of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process."
"While seemingly elegant in theory, globalization suffers in practice. That is the lesson of Brexit and of the rise of Donald Trump in the United States. And it also underpins the increasingly virulent anti-China backlash now sweeping the world. Those who worship at the altar of free trade, including me, must come to grips with this glaring disconnect."
The reason why the stock of Gilead is currently sliding after hours is because while the biotech giant did beat Q2 earnings, it cut its full year guidance by $500 million on the top line while boosting its R&D expense forecast by $300-$400 million.
The real crisis is not a lack of homes for people to buy, just a lack of enough homes for people to rent. Which says more about the “real economy” than just about anything else. While there are many hopes pinned on the housing recovery as a “driver” of economic growth in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – the lack of recovery in the home ownership data suggests otherwise.
According to Almasdar News, a US jet was downed by Islamic State militants in the vicinity of Ain Al-Assad base west of Anbar. The reports remain unconfirmed as no video footage or pictures have been published. Though, the event has been reported by ISIS’s media wing, Amaq.
"I see people saying the system is unstable. Fine, as long as they realize it has no chance of regaining stability, not with its present components. There will have to be a big clean-up. But it will be messy. A very limited number of people, with all of their minions, control the entire now unstable edifice, and they’ll fight tooth and nail to keep their power. Nevertheless, they’ll lose."
For my money, the Ruskies should get the Nobel Peace Prize if they were behind the email release. What higher service to democracy than to expose the anti-democratic workings of the party that affects to call itself Democratic?
The new money substitute, which we’ve lived with for 45 years, is a fraud. A dollar in 1971 is worth about 17 cents today. In other words, it has lost roughly 80% of its buying power. The phony dollar has misled an entire generation into spending money it didn’t really have... doubling or tripling its debt-to-earnings ratio, and shifting more and more of its real wealth to the least productive people – the Parasitocracy.
"The Company is in discussions with its current and previous independent accountants regarding certain accounting matters, primarily related to the Company's discount accretion and credit loss allowance methodologies. The resolution of these matters may impact prior period financial statements."
And just like that, she's gone: “I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention,” Wasserman Schultz told The Sun Sentinel.
When you asbolutely, positively need to get stocks higher, unleash a spurious Nikkei headline (at 220am local time)... "Japan to Double Planned Spending in Stimulus Package: Nikkei" and sure enough USDJPY spikes back above 106.00... but S&P futures algos are ignoring it for now...
In yet another awkward moment for Democratic talking point providers and Trump-deniers, Wikileaks' leaked DNC emails turned up an interesting factual confirmation of Trump's 'conspiracy theory' questions about Ted Cruz's father's background... "I will note that Cruz's father was in fact a militant who fought the Batista regime (which Fidel Castro defeated) and it would not be unusual for him to be caught up in the ugly web of Cuban militants with questionable histories."