When Asia markets open up on Sunday night, we will get a knee-jerk hit on the USD following the US government shutdown, but whether this will have a material impact on the rest of the week will be defined by sentiment on the Treasury market.
"There is a growing consensus... that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish agendas that actually endanger what remains of American democracy..."
Despite "islamophobia" coming in only fourth in Canada behind crimes against blacks, gays and jews ,the Prime Minister of Canada is being asked by the National Council of Canadian Muslims to designate January 29 as a "National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia."
"Today, we’ve become so complacent about central bank policies that we’ve quietly tolerated a rise in financial asset prices to the point where even a little inflation would devastate portfolio returns."
After 4 months without a government, Germany narrowly avoided new elections when on Sunday Germany’s SPD backed the opening of formal coalition talks with Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, a move that could end the country’s ongoing political deadlock.
Thank you for calling the White House. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today, because Congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate.
"Our jets took off and started bombing. And now, the ground operation is underway. Now we see how the YPG ... are fleeing in Afrin," President Tayyip Erdogan said."We will chase them. God willing, we will complete this operation very quickly."
"More than 100 non-government organizations (NGOs) and government agencies around the world help police YouTube for extremist content... All of them have confidentiality agreements barring Google from revealing their participation to the public..."
"...right here, right now, Trump can demand the release of this FISA memo and use it to torpedo the very thing that allowed the entire 'Russia Hacked Muh Election' nonsense and send it back to the sh$&hole it was spawned from in the first place, the CIA and the DNC."
"We are seeing a flowering of corporatism where government is designed to maximize the opportunities of giant influential companies and industries that spend a lot of money lobbying...Regulations have gone from being concerning to laughable, and totally run by those guys for their own interests..."
Many people have played a role in this health scandal: the government and its agencies, influenced by pharmaceutical lobbies and unable to regulate themselves; the pharmaceutical companies, which concealed the danger of certain drugs, eyeing tens of billions of dollars in profits; and some unscrupulous doctors.
"...the ultimate fusion of technology and finance will mean 'the end of money', at least as we have known it for the last millennium. It’s no longer sci-fi to imagine the replacement of dollars and other 'fiat money'..."