Pelosi Unloads On Nadler; Tells Him To Drop 'Moby Dick'-Like Impeachment Obsession

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler last week over his ‘Moby Dick’-like obsession with impeaching President Trump – days before Trump’s 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski wiped the floor with Congressional Democrats during a contentious five-hour hearing on Tuesday in front of Nadler’s panel. Pelosi’s comments came during a closed-door Capitol Hill meeting of Democrats […]

The Bolsheviks Even Want To Tax Your Toaster Oven…

Authored by Simon Black via, In a concept paper called “Treat Wealth Like Wages”, the ranking member of the US Senate Finance Committee laid out a plan late last week to radically overhaul the tax code in a way never before seen. Just as you’d expect from the title, his central idea is to […]

Altria Tumbles To 5 Year Low As Mystery Vaping Disease Cases Rise To 530

Altria stock, which already had a disappointing 2019, tumbled to fresh five year lows after the CDC announced during a Thursday briefing that 530 people have fallen ill from the mysterious vaping-related lung ailment that has raised alarms across the U.S., up from 380 “confirmed and probable cases” that the government reported last week. Worse, […]

The Fed Will Restart QE In November: This Is How It Will Do It

One of the reasons for the sharply hawkish response to yesterday’s FOMC meeting – one which saw both the dollar and yields spike – is that as we pointed out yesterday morning, in the hours ahead of Powell’s press conference, Wall Street consensus quickly shifted with many expecting the Fed to announce some form of […]

FedEx Pilot Arrested In China; Accused Of Illegally Transporting Ammunition

A FedEx pilot was arrested in the southern Chiense city of Guangzhou last week after flying deliveries throughout Asia from the Guangzhou airport, according to the Wall Street Journal.  A FedEx Express airliner at Hong Kong International Airport. Chinese authorities detained a FedEx pilot at the company’s regional hub at China’s Guangzhou airport. PHOTO: ALEXANDER SHCHERBAK/ZUMA PRESS […]

“Birth Tourism” Boom: How Wealthy Pregnant Chinese Women Pay To Give Birth In US

Via, A Chinese national pleaded guilty yesterday to federal criminal charges for running an Orange County-based “birth tourism” business that catered to wealthy pregnant clients and Chinese government officials, charging them tens of thousands of dollars to help them give birth in the United States so their children would get U.S. citizenship. Dongyuan Li […]

Trump Sues Manhattan D.A. In Response To Subpoenas

And now a plot twist: with Trump under relentless attack for the past three years to disclose his tax returns, on Thursday morning the president struck back, suing Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to block an attempt by New York state prosecutors to obtain eight years of the president’s tax returns in a probe of whether […]

Attention: US GAO Informs Public About Hypersonic Weapons

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a new report about hypersonic weapons, including hypersonic glide vehicles (HGVs) and hypersonic cruise missiles (HCMs), and their development as the race for hypersonic technology heats up with Russia and China.  Hypersonic weapons fly between Mach 5 (3,836 mph) and Mach 10 (7,672 mph) and have the ability […]

Who Really Benefits From The “Iran Attacked Saudi Arabia” Narrative?

Authored by Brandon Smith via, After 9/11, the concept of the “false flag attack” gained prominence in American culture, and ever since, more and more people are starting to question the official narrative whenever new crisis events occur. It is possible that this is why there has not been another attack in the US […]

“Killer Robots” Could Commit “Atrocities” Says Former Google Engineer

Authored by Mac Slavo via, Laura Nolan, a former Google software engineer who left the company in protest of Project Maven, Google’s since-abandoned artificial intelligence development program for military drones, says killer robots could commit atrocities. If governments turn control of their weapons systems over to fully-autonomous machines, we may face devastating, unintentional calamities or […]

Putin's Multipolar Offer To Saudi Arabian Exceptionalism

Authored by Tim Kirby via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Global Islamic Terrorism is universally recognized as today’s big threat and has been the justification for all sorts of changes, especially to life in the West after 9/11. The Islamic terrorists whom we are supposed to fear on a daily basis more or less believe in […]

US CFOs Brace For A Recession Before The 2020 Election

Authored by Mac Slavo via, Chief financial officers in the United States have started to prepare themselves and their finances for a recession. For the first time in several years, economic uncertainty is now their lead concern, replacing worries about the difficulty of hiring and retaining talented workers. According to CNN, 53 percent of chief financial […]

Aramco Attacks An “Act Of War” By Iran: Pompeo After Arriving In Jeddah

What’s the end game here? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just arrived in Jeddah for talks with Saudi leaders over a response to the weekend attacks on two of the kingdom’s major oil facilities.  After a prior press conference by the Saudi Defense Ministry where it for the first time assigned public blame on Iran for […]

How Are Hedge Funds Positioned Ahead Of The Fed

With just over an hour left until the Fed’s latest announcement, traders are hunkering down ahead of what could be a very volatile market response Why? While there is certainly the possibility that the Fed will make some unexpected announcement following today’s FOMC meeting, especially with consensus rapidly shifting to expect Powell to announce some […]

The New Ghost Ships

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via, California Mega-Port volumes are negative thus far this year, the longest stretch since the Industrial and Great Recessions; echoing the weakness, Cass Freight Shipment Volumes are down 4.5% versus last year While the Bloomberg consensus calls for a modest export expansion in the third and fourth quarters of […]

More Money Pumping Won't Make Us Richer

Authored by Frank Shostak via The Mises Institute, Whenever a central bank introduces easy monetary policy, as a rule this leads to an economic boom – or economic prosperity. At least this is what most commentators hold. If this is however the case then it means that an easy monetary policy can grow an economy. […]

Trump Revokes California's Ability To Set Fuel Emissions Standards

Update: California has predictably challenged the move, and has vowed to file a lawsuit, according to Bloomberg. Governor Gavin Newsom, meanwhile, said that the White House’s action was motivated by oil companies.  *** The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked an Obama-era waiver allowing California to set its own standards for automobile emissions, a move which President Trump claims will […]

The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded

Authored by Craig Murray, The conscientious judges of the European Court of Human Rights published a judgement a fortnight ago which utterly exploded the version of events promulgated by Western governments and media in the case of the late Mr Magnitskiy. Yet I can find no truthful report of the judgement in the mainstream media […]

Photos Emerge Of New Supersonic Spy Drone At Chinese Military Parade Rehearsal

New images have surfaced on social media earlier this week revealing China’s supersonic spy drone rolling through the streets of Beijing during a rehearsal ahead of a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The rehearsal was conducted on Sunday and lasted through Monday morning. Observers across […]

New Zealanders Face 5 Years In Jail For Not Handing-In Banned Firearms

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Following a ban on virtually all semi-automatic firearms, New Zealanders face 5 years in jail if they refuse to hand them in. A France 24 report on the government’s new buyback scheme showed a line of gun owners wilfully giving up their guns in response to the […]

Only 38% Of Americans Believe Humans Mainly Responsible For Climate Change

By now, most people have accepted that climate change is real, and that it is happening. What we can’t all agree on though, is what the main cause is. As Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes, close to an absolute majority of the world’s scientists are adamant that we as humans are the main factor behind the speed and extent to […]

Shocking Video Simulation Shows The Devastation Nuclear War Would Cause

Authored by Dagny Taggart via The Organic Prepper blog, The United States and Russia have quite the bumpy relationship. Talk of war between the two powerful countries isn’t anything new, and anyone who is paying attention knows that such a war would be devastating for much of the world. Two recent research projects show just […]

Mutual Fund Chaos After Investments In Opioid Companies Plunge

Earlier on Monday morning, we detailed how the embattled US drugmaker Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a long-anticipated move aimed at shielding the company and its owners, the Sackler family, from financial ruin as they shoulder the brunt of the blame for igniting the opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing tactics of OxyContin. […]

Does Bolton's Firing Open New Potential For A Russia-China-USA Alliance?

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation, With President Trump’s long overdue firing of John Bolton on September 10th, a window into the battle between neocon zombies infesting the White House and Donald Trump was made visible once more. As much as people enjoy oversimplifying American politics- clumping all “right wing politicians” together […]

S&P Says Global Auto Sales To Fall 2-3% This Year

The global automotive industry has been nothing short of a full fledged wreck over the last 12 to 18 months, with major markets like China, Europe and the U.S. all slipping as overextended consumers struggle to find the means necessary to purchase vehicles – even with interest rates worldwide near all time lows.  And according to […]

“Socrates, Yogi Berra, And Donald Rumsfeld Walk Into A Bar…”

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via, With stocks at all-time highs, any significant correction will have a devasting effect on the 55% of boomers who have retirement savings; of the 10,000 boomers retiring daily 1,500 have at best two years of living expenses while 4,000 will be living solely off Social Security University of […]

Elizabeth Warren And The Economics Of Magical Thinking

Authored by Max Gulker via The American Institute for Economic Research, In a Democratic primary field that looks like the cast of a Christopher Guest ensemble mockumentary, three candidates have established an early lead – Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Sanders and Warren represent very distinct visions of the party’s left flank, but not in […]

As Kavanaugh Smear Unravels, Original Accuser's 'Witness' Now Doubts Story 

As the left-wing smear against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh continues to unravel amid a journalistic malpractice scandal at the New York Times, original Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s “lifelong friend” and alleged witness now doubts her story.  Leland Keyser, who Ford claimed was one of five people at a party in the 1980s where she says Kavanaugh sexually […]

Bitcoin Is A Hedge Against Gov't “Fiscal Irresponsibility”, Analyst

Authored by Marie Huillet via, Equities portfolio manager turned crypto fund executive Travis Kling has argued that Bitcoin has come into its own as a unique hedge within the current macroeconomic climate. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph In an interview with CNN on Sept. 15, Kling argued that the specific properties of Bitcoin make it an exceptional […]

“Locked-And-Loaded” For War With Iran: Is Bolton's Soul Living On?

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via, “Iran has launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” declared Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Putting America’s credibility on the line, Pompeo accused Iran of carrying out the devastating attack on Saudi oil facilities that halted half of the kingdom’s oil production, 5.7 million barrels a day. […]

Canadian RCMP Official's Arrest Could Compromise 'Five Eyes' Intelligence Alliance

There’s something rotten in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, an intelligence sharing community that includes the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Canada on Friday revealed that it had arrested the former director general of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Coordination Center, one of the country’s top intelligence officials, but Canada wouldn’t say exactly […]

The Risk Of A Liquidity-Driven Event Is Rising

Authored by Lance Roberts via, Over the last few days, the internet has been abuzz with commentary about the spike in interest rates. Of course, the belief is that the spike in rates is “okay” because the market are still rising.  “The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was poised for its largest weekly rally […]