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Archive Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pakistan Ditches Dollar In Trade With China In Retaliation For Trump Twitter Meltdown

Less than a day after President Trump slammed Pakistan on Twitter for failure to combat terrorism, stating, “It’s not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others,” and after it was revealed that the US will withhold $255 million in aid, Pakistan’s central bank announced […]

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Expect Even Less Freedom Of Internet In 2018

Authored by Philip Giraldi via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Users of social media have been increasingly reporting that their accounts have been either censored, blocked or suspended during the past year. Initially, some believed that the incidents might be technical in nature, with overloaded servers struggling to keep up with the large and growing number […]

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These Are The 103 Stores That Sears Announced It Will Be Closing

To loosely paraphrase Trump, “Amazon is winning so much, it must be sick and tired of winning.” Just hours after Macy’s announced  it would lay off another 5,000 workers and shutter an additional 7 stores as part of its operational overhaul, bringing the total number of stores shut since 2015 to 124 as Amazon slowly […]

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"It Felt Like Being In The Matrix" – James Risen's Stunning Inside Story

During his extended tenure working for the NYT, James Risen became a legend in the world of investigative and national security journalism: Risen broke some of the most important stories of the post 9/11 era, from the warrantless surveillance against Americans conducted under the Bush-Cheney administration, to black prison sites run by the CIA, to […]

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Tesla Misses Model 3 Deliveries By 50%, Delays Production Goal Again

There was just one number the investing public cared about in the just released Tesla Q4 vehicle production and deliveries update: the number of Model 3 cars delivered. And the reason why Tesla stock is not happy after hours is because for yet another quarter, Elon Musk’s “everyman” electric car disappointed badly once again, with […]

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Six Things That Offended Students In 2017

Via Campus Reform, Every year, college students across the country find new and absurd ways to be offended, leading to justifiable confusion of campus-themed stories with headlines from The Onion.   In many cases, college-goers are taught to despise long-standing American institutions and symbols, such as police officers, the Constitution, and even the American flag […]

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'Hopey' New Year?

“well, it can’t be any worse than 2017… right?”     Source: Michael P Ramirez

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Russia Boosts 2017 Crude Oil Production To 30-Year High

OPEC’s crude production held steady in December as the group approached a fresh year of output curbs in full compliance with its supply deal. The 14 members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped 32.47 million barrels a day, according to a Bloomberg News survey of analysts, oil companies and ship-tracking data. Libya saw […]

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Auto Sales Post Strong December On Massive 19% Spike In GM Incentive Spending

2017 was a volatile year for auto sales…to say the least.  The year began with a multi-year, record-high run-rate SAAR of 18.3 million units but sales steadily declined month after month and reached an anemic 16.0 million annual pace by August. Alas, when all hope was lost and the auto industry looked destined to succumb […]

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Jeremy Grantham Warns: "Brace Yourself For A Near-Term Melt Up"

79-year-old Jeremy Grantham has lived through – and successfully traded – a number of the market’s most extreme emotional moments. Infamous for his call in 2000 that stocks would trade lower in price for a decade, his latest letter is a shot across the bow warning of the beginning of the end for one of […]

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