Category Archives: blather & bleating

Turkey’s Act of War

The outrageous Turkish downing of the Russian bomber clarifies who is fighting whom.  It is abundantly clear that Turkey is fully allied with ISIS, and the US is backing al-Qaeda in Syria.  Russian success at taking out ISIS positions has … Continue reading

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What Happened in Paris

I don’t know.  But here are some intriguing thoughts outside of the mainstream “it was ISIS” meme: The French Republic Taken Hostage – Thierry Meyssan Paris Attacks Who Benefits – Pepe Escobar How the Saudi/Gulf Money Fuels Terror – Daniel … Continue reading

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Sleeping through a Revolution

An excellent presentation by Jonathan Taplan of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.

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Time to Panic?

If you can keep a calm head in these times, perhaps you just don’t understand the situation. Yield rates on 10y bonds have been really wacky.  As have currency rates.  Big movements.  Lots of concern about liquidity in bond markets. … Continue reading

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Who has the Gold Makes the Rules

But, what if the gold does not exist?  Can they still make the rules? Here is a fascinating analysis of US gold reserve audits by Koos Jansen.  It is well worth the read.  The net is US “audits” of its … Continue reading

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Currency Contagion

Something big is clearly going on. BoC lowering overnight lending rate by 25 basis points is a major move that will further weaken the Canadian dollar.  The BoC appears to be joining other countries (plus Euro) in depreciating its currency … Continue reading

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Swiss Franc

Wow.  Talk about shock and awe.  Destroyed anyone short the Franc.  I think the SNB wanted to decouple the Franc from the Euro before QE starts next week. Absolute turmoil in the markets right now.  Oil, copper, US$ index pushing … Continue reading

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2015 – It ain’t going to be pretty

This is a collection of predictions for 2015 by various thinkers.  Not much to be hopeful about, unless you like chaos and calamity. – James Kunstler – The giant con.  Each dollar of debt generates less than a dollar of … Continue reading

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US Torture – A Sad Day for Humanity

For me, the most troubling and perverse aspect of this conversation is the lack of condemnation against the US for the torture by the global community. The world knows and understands as a fully documented fact that the US tortured … Continue reading

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Think Tanks, Shamanism and Shilling for Dollars

The NYT is reporting that “foreign powers” are buying political  influence through substantial contributions to “think tanks.”  These contributions ensure editorial discretion is favorable to the contributor’s cause(s) and criticism is censored. The article calls out the Center for Global … Continue reading

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