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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Politics Drops Its Pretenses

Authored by Jeff Deist via The Mises Institute, Can the increasing politicization of life in America be stopped, or even slowed? To be sure, average Americans do not want this. Most people prefer not to lead overly political lives, beyond perhaps voting once in a while and grumbling about taxes or potholes. Most people prefer…

Fourth Giuliani Associate Arrested In Alleged Marijuana Lobbying Scheme

A Florida associate of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani was arrested at JFK Airport Wednesday morning after getting off a flight, NBC New York reports.  David Correia is currently in federal custody, according to the US attorney's office in Manhattan and the FBI. Correia is named in an indictment along with three other Giuliani associates on allegations that…

In The Fed, We Trust?!

Authored by Michael Lebowitz and Jack Scott via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Part one of this article can be found HERE. President Trump recently nominated Judy Shelton to fill an open seat on the Federal Reserve Board. She was recently quoted by the Washington Post as follows: “(I) would lower rates as fast, as efficiently, and as expeditiously as possible.”…

DC Pundits In Meltdown As Trump Declares Syria & Russia Hate ISIS “More Than...

"Washington’s in meltdown mode over Trump’s Syria withdrawal and Turkey’s invasion," independent journalist Rania Khalek observes. This as Trump announced Wednesday that American troops are "largely out" of the area of Turkey's incursion in northeast Syria. Meeting with Italy’s president, Trump said  in front of reporters: “If Syria wants to fight to take back their…

How GE Screwed Over Its Retirees

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, Remember “defined benefit” pensions? That is the kind of plan in which the employer guarantees the worker a set monthly benefit for life. They are increasingly scarce except for small closely held corporations. My US accountant has set up well over 1,000 defined benefit plans, including two for me.…

The Kabbalah Cabal: WeWork Founder Neumann Integrated Jewish Mysticism Into Business

Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann integrated the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah into daily life during the company's early years - while also tapping the religious sect's network of wealthy adherents for funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. Rebekah and Adam Neumann Every week, WeWork senior executives would gather in Neumann's office to study…

William Barr Wants To Kill Privacy And Security… “For The Children”

Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, along with co-conspirators in the UK and Australia, recently wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting he not move forward with a plan to implement end-to-end encryption across Facebook’s messaging services. A draft of the letter was published earlier this month by Buzzfeed,…

“Joe Biden Has A Problem” CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Tells Undercover Veritas Operative

Project Veritas has released their part two of their most recent undercover CNN exposé, revealing more political bias within the network. The footage was obtained by Insider Cary Poarch, who "came to CNN a registered Democrat" and "campaigned and voted for Bernie" in the 2016 primaries, says he wants the network to "get back to the…

Illinois Red-Light Cameras Have Collected More Than $1B From Drivers Since 2008

Authored by Austin Berg, Ben Szalinski, Tivas Gupta via IllinoisPolicy.org, Illinois local governments generated more than $1 billion in red-light camera revenue from 2008 to 2018, according to new analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute. Each red-light camera ticket in Illinois costs drivers up to $100, depending on the municipality. Chicago has long been a…

Hedge Fund Which Bet Big On “Next Big Short” Forced To Liquidate As Trade...

Back in March 2017, a bearish trade emerged which quickly gained popularity on Wall Street, and promptly received the moniker "The Next Big Short." As we reported at the time, similar to the run-up to the housing debacle, a small but growing group of firms were positioning to profit from a "retail apocalypse" that could…

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