China bond yields rose ahead of the macro data avalanche tonight (following a leaked upside surprise print for GDP). GDP, Industrial Production, and Fixed Asset Investment all beat expectations but Retail Sales missed dramatically - growing at its slowest since Feb 2004.
The Clinton Foundation received some $88 million from Australian taxpayers between 2006 and 2014, reaching its peak in 2012-2013 - which was coincidentally Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's last year in office.
"...war rhetoric surrounding North Korea on both sides of the Pacific has never been more aggressive than it has been the past year... There are some people that see the entire affair as a "distraction," a distraction that will never amount to actual conflict. I disagree with this sentiment for a number of reasons."
"As a cyclist who uses the trail to ride to the beach often, over this last year it has gotten substantially worse. It is unsafe and unsanitary with loose dogs everywhere and human fecal matter scattered on the trail."
"De-dollarization -- dumping dollars for other goods of value -- has become popular not only with countries but also with ordinary individuals as a result of global technological growth and increasing access to the Internet."
"The only way we’ll recover as a nation is if we take a long hard look in the mirror and see how stupid, arrogant and destructive we’ve been since 9/11... It’s all a lie. All these leaders, whether they’re politicians in government or CEOs at mega corporations, they’re all lying to you. "
"It’s become an enormously damaging industry that very few people are looking at seriously...Just as with ‘blood diamonds,’ the gold issue ... brings together money laundering, forced prostitution, drug traffickers, human trafficking and child slavery..."