Caught On Tape: Secret Service Agents Storm Stage To Protect Donald Trump

Shortly after beginning his speech at a rally in Dayton, Ohio, Donald Trump was rapidly surrounded by Secret Service agents after an audience member grew increasingly raucous to the point of Trump appearing to duck at hearing a noise. Trump did not leave the stage and carried on with his speech, adding "I was ready for him, but it's much easier if the cops do it, don’t we agree?" This comes after last night's violent protests (which Soros-funded MoveOn.org have taken credit for) and this morning's misinformation about the cancellation of the Ohio rally.

  • Mar 13, 2016 11:30 AM

A Whiff Of Panic & The Pretense Of Europe's Monetary Cranks

There once was a time when economists would have been in an uproar upon witnessing the shenanigans of today’s central bankers. Nowadays they are not only acquiescing to them, they are actively demanding more and more intervention. Instead of being the voice of reason warning of the dangers such policies harbor, they have become cheerleaders for them. It is only a very small consolation that they will eventually be discredited. The cost will be extremely high.

  • Mar 13, 2016 9:40 AM

The Next Fukushima? Active Fault Line Discovered Directly Below Japanese Nuclear Power Plant

We now have the candidate for the "next Fukushima" -  one of the faults that run under the premises of Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture can be reasonably concluded to be active, according to an evaluation compiled last Thursday by an expert panel at the Nuclear Regulation Authority. According to the Shimbun, the No. 1 reactor at the Shika plant may have to be decommissioned under the new nuclear regulatory standards, which ban the construction of important facilities above an active fault. The fault in question lies directly under the No. 1 reactor building.

  • Mar 13, 2016 9:00 AM

Daylight Saving Time: A Government Annoyance

After an earlier (unpopular) 1918 trial of Daylight Saving Time and its later repeal in 1919, it was re-enacted nationwide under Nixon under the “Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973.” It’s now a relic of inappropriate interventions of the early seventies that included wage-price controls and the 55 mph speed limit. It represents what we don’t need. Consider some of the reasons for repeal...

  • Mar 12, 2016 8:50 PM

"This Will End Badly" Grant Williams Warns "The Probability Of War Is Increasing"

"The problem that many people have is that they think that 2008 was 'the event' and that it cleared the brush and we’re back to a sustainable path, but nothing could be further from the truth... As the pressure increases, the probability of war increases significantly, and the possibility for a miscalculation ratchets up every single day."

  • Mar 12, 2016 8:15 PM

Deutsche Bank: Negative Rates Confirm The Failure Of Globalization

"The demise of positive interest rates may be nothing more than the global economy reacting to a chronic oversupply of goods through the impact of globalization including the opening up of formerly closed economies as well as ongoing technological progress." - Deutsche Bank

  • Mar 12, 2016 7:39 PM

The Status Quo Plan – Convince The American Public To Accept Serfdom

If you think of the country as in decline, as most people do, and you think the cause is the predatory behavior of the big-money elites, as most people do, then you must know you have only two choices — acceptance and resistance. Again: The goal of the neo-liberal consensus is to manage the decline, and manage your acceptance of it.

  • Mar 12, 2016 7:05 PM

Why Oil Producers Don't Believe The Oil Rally: Credit Suisse Explains

Locking It In. Since January, the spread between spot Brent prices and 2020 Brent prices has dropped nearly $8.00 to $10.71 per barrel, indicating selling in 2017, 2018, and 2019 futures contracts. According to Reuters, the majority of selling has come from E&Ps looking to lock in prices to hedge against a repeat of last year's second half commodity price route. At the same time, the hedges indicate a lack of confidence that the current commodity rally will continue.

  • Mar 12, 2016 6:27 PM

A Rigged And Rotten System

The whole shebang is rigged and rotten – including the financial system. The typical voter doesn’t understand why or how. Who does? But he feels it. Something is wrong; he knows it. And more and more, he wants to say so.

  • Mar 12, 2016 6:00 PM

North America's Most Expensive Housing Markets

What may surprise some people when looking at the top 15 list of the most expensive housing markets in North America is seeing Vancouver — the third most expensive city in the world — down in the 6th position, behind a less expected entry … Brooklyn, N.Y.!

  • Mar 12, 2016 5:28 PM

War On Terror Turns Inward – NSA Surveillance Will Be Used Against American Citizens

The "it's for your own protection" chickens are coming home to roost. The tyrannical powers granted to government in order to stop foreign terrorists are rapidly being turned inward against an ever servile and apathetic American public. The “war on terror” is slowly but surely transitioning into a “war on the citizenry.” A war that will only intensify as the public mood toward the status quo deteriorates further.

  • Mar 12, 2016 5:00 PM

Court Decision Could Accelerate Oil And Gas Bankruptcies

Factors like the value of total proved reserves in the sector declining by an astounding $515 billion dollars have caused an increasing number of high-profile E&Ps to file for bankruptcy in America. And a critical court decision this week could mean even more coming.

  • Mar 12, 2016 3:05 PM

The Year Of The Red Monkey: Volatility Reigns Supreme

In the lunar calendar that started February 8, this is the Year of the Red Monkey. "According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger...That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly. Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationship and people relationship." For those who don’t believe in astrological forecasts, there are plenty of other reasons to anticipate sustained volatility in 2016 that strips certainty and cash from bulls and bear alike.

  • Mar 12, 2016 1:50 PM