Guns Of April And Global War

Authored by J.B.Shurk via, War between Russia and Ukraine looks imminent.  Israel and Iran are engaging in tit for tat maritime altercations.  And China is ratcheting up provocative incursions into the airspaces and waters of Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. Any one of these regional conflicts is incendiary enough to ignite World War III (or, more accurately, […]

China's Huawei Blames US For Global Chip Shortage

Just around the time Joe Biden was concluding a meeting with more than a dozen CEOs on Monday addressing the global chip shortage that has snarled supply chains and brought high-tech industries to a stop (a meeting in which he offered $50 billion for semiconductor manufacturing and research), China’s Huawei Technologies – which has been […]

How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points Into The Press

Authored by Alan Macleod via, Investigative site Bellingcat is the toast of the popular press. In the past month alone, it has been described as “an intelligence agency for the people” (ABC Australia), a “transparent” and “innovative” (New Yorker) “independent news collective,” “transforming investigative journalism” (Big Think), and an unequivocal “force for good” (South China Morning Post). Indeed, […]

Greenwald: Due Process, Adult Sexual Morality And The Case Of Rep. Matt Gaetz

Authored by Glenn Greenwald via, That Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is a pedophile, a sex trafficker, and an abuser of women who forces them to prostitute themselves and use drugs with him is a widespread assumption in many media and political circles. That is true despite the rather significant fact that not only has […]

Big Government Rides To The Rescue Of Labor Unions

Submitted by Sovereign Man Blueprint The US House of Representatives has passed a bill called the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. If the Senate passes the bill and the President signs it, this would usher in a union labor coup. It would become illegal for employers to attempt, in any way, to influence […]

Fed's Tapering Roadmap Sets Up A Volatile Summer

The Fed tipped its hand today, and unveiled its “viral reaction function” revealing the timetable according to which the Fed will start talking about QE tapering. As discussed previously, James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television that getting 75% of Americans vaccinated would be a signal that the […]

Microstrategy To Pay Board Members In Bitcoin

Having loaded up to the gills with bitcoin, Microstrategy, the company that has become the most popular publicly traded proxy for the cryptocurrency, and whose holdings surpassed $5.4 billion (with 90,859 tokens as of March 1),  announced today that it would start spending some of this digital cash hoard, and would pay its four non-employee […]

Tailing 10Y Auction Sees Sufficient Demand To Avoid Puke

Shortly after today’s first bond auction, the $58BN in 3Y notes which saw brisk demand at 1130am ET this morning, moment ago the US Treasury held the second coupon sale for the day when it sold $38 billion in a closely watch 9-year 10-month reopening. This auction was less enticing to buyers, stopping at a […]

Another Massive Explosion Rocks St. Vincent As Hot Ash Rains Down 

La Soufriere volcano “continues to erupt explosively and has now begun to generate pyroclastic density currents. Explosions and accompanying ashfall, of similar or larger magnitude, are likely to continue to occur over the next few days,” warned St. Vincent’s emergency management organization (NEMO).  Another eruption seen by @NOAASatellites‘ GOES-16 at #LaSoufriere today. Happened around 8am UTC, 4am […]

Is Biden's Supreme Court Commission Packed To Fail?

Authored by Jonathan Turley, Below is my column in The Hill on President Joe Biden’s Commission on the Supreme Court.  While the composition of the makeup of the Commission is now known, the true purpose of the Commission remains in doubt. While the Commission is likely to make recommendations for “reforms,” the genesis of the […]

Taiwan Records Largest Ever Incursion By Chinese Air Force With 25 Planes Monday

China has continued its muscle-flexing exercises near Taiwan on Monday, this time sending an unprecedentedly large group of aircraft to breach Taiwan’s defense zone.  Taiwan’s Defense Ministry has announced that 25 Chinese Air Force planes entered its airspace, which included 18 fighter jets escorting four long-range bombers. It marks the largest ever Chinese aerial incursion […]

Stimulus And COVID-19 Attitudes Reflect Poor Math Skills

Authored by Bruce Wilds via Advancing Time blog, For all the noise made over Covid-19, many people might be surprised to find out that it was not the leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020. It came in third, behind heart disease and cancer, according to a new CDC study. COVID-19 was listed […]

Foreign Demand Jumps For 3Y Treasuries As Auction Blitz Begins

It’s an extremely busy week – and day – for Treasury issuance, which sees a $58BN 3-year note sale at 11:30am ET, followed by $38BN 10-year reopening at 1pm ET; and concludes with $24BN 30-year reopening Tuesday in a dramatically abbreviated schedule. Moments ago, the first of today’s two auctions priced, and anyone who was […]

Sotheby's First NFT Auction Kicks Off Today

Sotheby’s auction house – established in 1744 London – is holding its first auction for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by anonymous artist ‘Pak‘ which “scrutinizes our understanding of value.” “The Fungible” collection by Pak kicks off on Monday at 1pm EST for fifteen minutes, and will end on Wednesday the 14that 1:15 p.m. ET. To participate, […]

Markets Continue On Their Path Of Record Disconnects From Reality

Authored by Sven Henrich via, The ghost of 2013 indeed is hanging over this market. Nothing matters and the trend remains fully intact and new record market highs are made every month. November, December, January, February, March, and now April as any smaller pullbacks are continuously bought. Steady and guaranteed gains every month as markets continue […]

Will Supremes Unleash Biden Red Flag Gun Raids?

Authored by James Bovard via, A gun seizure case before the Supreme Court could open the flood-gates to warrantless searches… President Joe Biden launched his first attack on the Second Amendment this week, making clear his intent to radically curtail Americans’ legal rights to own firearms. The White House boasted that Biden was nominating a “fierce” advocate of […]

“Mega Find” – 5,000 Classic Motorcycles Stashed In Barns 

The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing and Treasury’s fiscal stimulus have resulted in the greatest monetary experiment of all time. The result of trillions of dollars pumped into the economy has lifted prices of all assets, everything from the stock market to homes to baseball cards to crypto to classic cars and motorcycles.  Last week, readers were one of […]

How State Legislators Are Working To Reign In The Empire

Authored by Brian McGlinchey via Stark Realities, Fed up after years of relentless National Guard deployments in undeclared wars, state lawmakers across the country are pushing legislation that would prohibit the use of Guard units in combat zones without a formal declaration of war by Congress. The bills are being promoted by BringOurTroopsHome.US, a self-described organization […]

“Total Chaos” – Unlawful Assembly Declared In Huntington Beach When “White Lives Matter” Clashed With Counter-Protesters 

Huntington Beach police declared an unlawful assembly in Downtown Huntington Beach, California, Sunday afternoon following a “White Lives Matter” rally that resulted in social unrest.  Hundreds of people gathered in Downtown Huntington Beach for the event, but it appeared counter-protesters (representing Black Lives Matter) also showed up in numbers. Members of various factions clashed, and that was […]

New York's Fiscal Suicide

Authored by Daniel Mitchell via The American Institute for Economic Research, The state of New York is an economic disaster area. New York is ranked #50 in the Economic Freedom of North America. New York is ranked #48 in the State Business Tax Climate Index. New York is ranked #50 in the Freedom in the 50 States. New York is next-to-last in measures of inbound migration. New […]

China Blasts US Military Interventions In 'Counter' Human Rights Report

Authored by Dave DeCamp via, In the face of constant attacks by US officials over alleged human rights abuses, China released a report on Friday that blasts the US for its many military interventions that have created humanitarian disasters. The report, titled “Severe Humanitarian Disasters Caused by US Aggressive Wars against Foreign Countries,” was released by the […]

Manhattan Bargain Hunters Scoop Up Apartments In Discount Frenzy

For the last several months, bargain hunters have been rushing to sign leases in Manhattan as swelling apartment inventory has pressured prices. Landlords are more desperate than ever to attract new tenants, offering record concessions to fill vacant apartments.  Appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. and brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate released a new report Thursday indicating […]

A Self-Loathing Ruling Class Cannot Endure

Authored by Conrad Black via, The U.S. now has an official regime of lies, supported by an almost worthlessly dishonest media, and scores of millions of Americans brainwashed into the false view that they live in an evil country… Not every aspect of the onslaught of self-hate that has broken over America, warped its […]

Visualizing The Plunging Purchasing Power Of The US Dollar

The purchasing power of a currency is the amount of goods and services that can be bought with one unit of the currency. For example, one U.S. dollar could buy 10 bottles of beer in 1933. Today, as Visual Capitalist’s Govind Bhutanda notes, it’s the cost of a small McDonald’s coffee. In other words, the […]

Joe Biden: America's Biggest Gun Salesman

Op-Ed by Roger L. Simon via The Epoch Times With his new – most likely unconstitutional – executive orders regarding weapons, Joe Biden is cementing his place as America’s leading gun salesman… President Joe Biden speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 8, […]

Missouri Ghost Town Swarmed With People After Viral TikTok Video

Video of an abandoned Missouri resort town filled with dilapidated mansions has gone viral on TikTok as local law enforcement warns people to stay away.  Near Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, is a 900-acre project, called Indian Ridge Resort, which held huge promises when it was partially constructed a little more than a decade […]

Canada's Green Shift Could Displace Three-Quarters Of Oil Workers

Authored by Charles Kennedy via, Canada’s climate strategy to significantly cut emissions and become a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 will create a seismic shift in the large oil and gas sector, where up to three-quarters of the workers, or up to 450,000 people, are at risk of displacement, TD Bank said in a new report […]

Turkey Furious After Mario Draghi Calls Erdogan “Dictator”

In the aftermath of last week’s historic snub, when the female president of the European Commission was left speechless – and chairless – during her controversial visit to Turkey’s president, diplomatic relations between Europe and Turkey has once again fallen off a cliff.  As a reminder, the European Commission president, Von der Leyen was clearly […]

Conservative Filmmakers Start To Fight Back

Authored by Christian Toto via RealClearInvestigations, A documentary film about an African American lawyer who rose from poverty and oppression in the Deep South to the highest court in the land would seem a natural for Black History Month. Yet, in February, at the very time its Prime Video service was featuring films highlighting black […]

UPS Buying Vertical Takeoff Aircraft For Time-Sensitive Deliveries

About 1.5 years after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted UPS Flight Forward the ability to start a drone airline business, UPS Flight Forward announced Wednesday plans to purchase electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies. The first ten BETA aircraft are scheduled to enter UPS Flight Forward’s fleet by 2024, with an option […]

“You’d Have To Shut Down The Internet” To Ban Bitcoin, Says SEC's Hester Peirce

Any government efforts to ban Bitcoin would be “foolish,” said Hester Peirce (aka “Crypto Mom”), a very Bitcoin-friendly commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), during a MarketWatch virtual conference earlier this week, according to Cryptoslate reporter Liam Frost. “I think we were past that point very early on because you’d have to […]

The U.S. Economy Is Now Run By Women

So much for the patriarchy.  At the top of the helm in President Biden’s economic cabinet are numerous women. For example, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and trade czar Katherine Tai all collectively help run the economy. Many of President Biden’s economic advisors are also women, Reuters noted this week. The effects of […]

Newsom Neutered Again – Supreme Court Blocks California's Restrictions On In-home Religious Gatherings

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times, The Supreme Court late Friday ruled against California, blocking the restrictions ban on in-home Bible studies and other religious gatherings. The court’s narrow 5–4 ruling was in favor of a group of Santa Clara residents who asserted the restrictions violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. “Applicants are likely […]

Debt-Fueled Spending Won't Create Growth

Authored by Lance Roberts via, More debt equals less growth. In October, I discussed the “2nd Derivative Effect” and the ongoing cost of the stimulus. With the passage of the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan,” will the math of debt to growth change? Now, even Deutsche Bank credit strategist, Stuart Sparks, got the memo. “History teaches us that […]

What Could Go Wrong? 5 Ideas…

From Nicholas Colas of DataTrek Research Today we offer up a list of 5 negative scenarios for US/global equities. In no particular order: 1) markedly higher interest rates, 2) below-expectation US consumer spending, 3) heightened geopolitical risks once militaries/non-state actors are vaccinated, 4) US Big Tech regulation and 5) a raft of better investment opportunities […]

 US Homes “Snatched Up Right Away” As Market Drained Of Supply 

There has been a clear shift in market mood and sentiment ever since the COVID pandemic: whereas the Fed smashed mortgage rates to record lows, and the federal government delayed the foreclosure wave via forbearances. On top of this, socio-economic chaos in major metro areas resulted in an urban exodus like never before.  This has […]