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Sunday, April 18, 2021

New System In Gulf Could “Strengthen” Into Hurricane Sally; New Orleans In Crosshairs

Days ago, we outlined the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is tracking seven systems in the Atlantic basin. At least one of those systems, now called Tropical Depression 19, is dumping heavy rain and producing gusty winds for parts of South Florida Saturday. The system is set to intensify early next week as it will traverse the Gulf of Mexico.  As soon as Saturday…

How We Could Wind Up Banned From Discussing ‘An October Surprise’ On Social Media...

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, In what it calls an effort to make itself “a more reliable source for election-related news and information,” YouTube has announced that it will be removing “content that contains hacked information, the disclosure of which may interfere with democratic processes, such as elections and censuses.” “For example, videos that contain hacked…

Could This Be America’s Most Expensive Combat Drone Ever? 

The US has spent trillions and trillions of dollars under the Trump administration to modernize the military, ahead of what could be a stealth war with either China and or Russia. The Pentagon has been upgrading the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, an all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft, with advanced technologies, enabling it to conduct a wide range of intelligence, surveillance, and…

The COVID-Crisis Could Bring A New Era Of Decline For American Core Cities

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Manufacturing company 7-Sigma made headlines when it decided to leave Minneapolis as a result of the company's plant being burned by rioters. "They don’t care about my business,” 7-Sigma owner Kris Wyrobek old the Star-Tribune. After more than 30 years in the city, the company isn't staying, nor are any…

What Could Come Next Regarding Hong Kong: Here Is The Nuclear Option

Authored by Ye Xie, macro commentator for Bloomberg Wednesday’s trading further proves that economic re-opening trumps rising tensions between the U.S. and China. The new battleground between the two superpowers over Hong Kong is a regional, rather than global, risk. The U.S. markets shrugged off the Trump administration’s threat to revoke Hong Kong’s special trading…

Trump Could Use “Nuclear Option” To Make Saudi Arabia Pay For Oil War

Authored by Simon Watkins via OilPrice.com, President Donald Trump is considering all options available to him to make the Saudis pay for the oil price war as the crash that followed has done significant damage to the U.S. oil industry. With last month having seen the indignity of the principal U.S. oil benchmark, West Texas…

Reopening Too Soon Could Cause “Exponential Explosion” Of US COVID-19 Cases, MIT Researchers

Authored by Victor Tangermann via Futurism.com, Researchers at MIT trained a neural network model on data that predicted the spread of the coronavirus from late January to early March, including information on how countries implemented quarantine measures. The researchers have a dire warning, as detailed in a preprint uploaded to medRxiv earlier this month. Having positively noted that: "In…

COVID-19 Could Change Travel Behavior Forever… Putting 3 Million b/d Oil Demand At Risk

Authored by Daniel Klein via S&P Global Platts Inisghts blog, Global air, road and rail travel have been massively reduced as governments attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus, taking a heavy toll on short-term oil demand. Clearly, the mandated restrictions will lift when the pandemic eases and low oil prices will further aid in…

Could The COVID-19 Response Be More Deadly Than The Virus?

Authored by Kevin Ryan via Off-Guardian.org, The economic, social and public health consequences of these measures could claim millions of victims... The initial, alarming estimates of deaths from the virus COVID-19 were that as many as 2.2 million people would die in the United States. This number is comparable to the annual US death rate…

How Low Could US Oil Production Actually Go?

Authored by David Messler via OilPrice.com, The oil-bears continue their romp across the energy markets with various grades of crude reaching lows not seen in almost twenty years. There will come a point where I can sit down and pen the following words, "We've reached bottom, and this is as bad as it gets."  There is…
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