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U.S. appears to be wanting to cut their own throats in trade war against China over North Korea

It is one thing to go to the United Nations to get support against a rogue nation like North Korea, and receive multi-lateral support in the implementation of economic sanctions.  It is also somewhat viable for the U.S. to impose their own unilateral sanctions against Kim Jung-Un in response to their growing threat as a nuclear country. However it is something else entirely to declare that you are ready to ...

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U.S. becomes a rogue nation as it breaks long-standing international agreements with Russia over diplomatic immunity

During the decades of the Cold War, the West often referred to the former Soviet Union as both evil and paranoid, and the media in the U.S. and Europe went a long way towards pushing this propaganda into the hearts and minds of the people. Now 25 plus years after the fall of the Communist regime, the U.S. is once again trying to re-engineer a Cold War against Russia only this time the paranoia is in the sid ...

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White House petition demanding for the arrest and asset seizure of George Soros reaches 70,000 signatures

It is very much common knowledge that the most influential terrorist in world today is not one that is state sponsored like Saudi Arabia or Iran, but instead is an individual who is the head of a network of corporations that are responsible for the overthrow of several governments over the past 20 years.  And this individual's influence also stretches well into politics and control over politicians which up ...

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A second Middle Eastern country within a week announces it will begin selling bonds in Chinese RMB

A few days ago, Saudi Arabia announced they were in the process of diversifying away from the dollar and are planning to sell sovereign bonds in RMB in order to shore up their dwindling coffers.  Now on Aug. 31, a second Middle Eastern Gulf nation is reporting to be doing the same as the UAE government of Sharjah could actually beat the Saudi's to the punch and be the first to receive Chinese Yuan from the ...

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In crime people steal from banks, but in Europe the banks steal from you

Besides the Damocles Sword of a bail-in that hangs over every depositor's account in the Western banking system, there is a new threat that has emerged over the past two years that is now engulfing nearly every European institution that deals in banking. Negative Interest Rates. And as of Aug. 30 there are now 19 European countries who's 2-year bonds return a negative yield, and in which some of these count ...

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China’s next move in RMB internationalization may come from ground zero of the petrodollar agreement

On Aug. 25 it was reported that Saudi Arabia was preparing to expand its borrowing into a currency other than the dollar by agreeing to begin selling bonds in exchange for Chinese Yuan. As the Middle Eastern oil power, and heart of the long-standing petrodollar agreement, has over the past few years sold debt primarily in dollar denominations to keep their economy afloat following years of low oil prices, S ...

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Can’t call it a housing bubble without homeowners engaging in a deluge of home equity loans

With the American consumer swamped under a massive pile of record debt, it was only a matter of time before the sins of 2008 would be resurrected to try to keep themselves above water.  And while several indicators have emerged that point towards a new housing bubble in data points such as higher prices and subprime lending, a third indicator has reared its head in these homeowners once again engaging in th ...

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Even in the war over retail, necessity is the mother of cooperation

Amazon has become the Standard Oil of the 21st century in its willingness to lose money by lowering prices far below its competition in order to bankrupt them, or force them to follow suit.  And while it is very true that overhead and margins are much cheaper for online business portals, most retailers still have too much invested in high cost brick and mortar stores to be able to compete head to head with ...

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Malls may not be dead yet, but they are having to make extreme changes in this new era of declining retail

Following World War II and the rise of suburbia, one of the most iconic establishments that came about was the creation of the mall.  And just as brick and mortar retail today is in a desperate fight to stay solvent and relevant against the rise of online shopping, similar battles took place back in the 1950's and 60's between small mom and pop retail stores and the rise of massive one stop shopping enterpr ...

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Terrorist group Antifa calls for violent revolution against private property and the police

While the mainstream media continues to look hard for white supremacists and KKK members on every street corner, the terror organization known as Antifa is publicly calling for all-out violent revolution against the police, and private property ownership by the citizenry. Sounds quite a bit like a Communist revolution doesn't it? Yet even more disappointing is how both state and the Federal governments are ...

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Fed’s economic recovery: 78% of American households living paycheck to paycheck

It is already a proven fact that the Federal Reserve's so-called recovery was in the re-capitalizing of the banks and corporate entities through stock buybacks, and not for the citizens or general economy.  And added to this mix is the central bank's buying of the equity markets to ensure that their 'friends' were able to siphon off as much wealth as possible from the Middle Class. Yet within the propaganda ...

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Israeli Prime Minister supports ISIS more than his willingness to negotiate with Iran

Even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu currently deals with corruption charges and a difficult campaign to remain in office, the Israeli leader appears more than willing to keep the turmoil in the Middle East percolating.  And in a meeting on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu all but stated to the Eurasian leader who helped bring an end to the Syrian conflict that his allegiance ...

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