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Trump Is a Problem

One of the more amusing aspects of the 2016 election was how the pearl clutchers of Conservative Inc. would rush out of their hobbit dens every week, shrieking, “That’s it! Trump is finished!” It was always after Trump mocked their virtue in some way. They would carry on like it was just a matter of […]

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Central Banks Can’t Fix the Crisis

If there’s one myth -and there are many- that we should invalidate in the crossover world of politics and economics, it‘s that central banks have saved us from a financial crisis. It’s a carefully construed myth, but it’s as false as can be. Our central banks have caused our financial crises, not saved us from […]

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States With Most Burglaries

Burglaries, robberies, and theft are big business for criminals across the country and a recently published report shows which states experience these crimes the most, as well as the most commonly stolen items in each state. According to FBI crime data from 2014 and analyzed in the report Stealing Strangers’ Stuff, burglaries are, by far, more […]

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The Military Industrial Complex

The ongoing problems with the F-35 and other military programs, stemming from virtually unlimited budgets, underline the inefficiency of the American military-industrial complex (MIC). In contrast, Moscow develops armaments capable of counteracting the latest technological advances of the US at minimal cost. One of a state’s most insidious mechanisms is the inefficiency of the military-industrial sector. When looking […]

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Crooked Wasserman-Schultz in Trouble

A former IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was arrested at the Dulles International Airport trying to flee the country for Pakistan. Imran Awan worked for the former chairman of the DNC as well as about a dozen other Democratic lawmakers. Wasserman-Schultz fired Awan on Tuesday, despite the fact he had been under investigation for […]

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The Secrets of the Snubby

When it comes to revolvers, and especially snubnose revolvers, one of the instructors at the top of that game is Claude Werner. Claude’s background is pretty much impeccable. He served in the military including time in the Special Forces, afterwards spent some time in the private sector real estate business, and ended up as the […]

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Improve Your Circulation and Nitric Oxide

I’m sure you’ve heard this before: chocolate is actually really good for you. Of course, if you’re looking to receive the benefits of chocolate, you’re going to have to opt for the dark variety as opposed to milk or—god forbid—white chocolate. Chocolate is made from cocoa, which is chalked full of all sorts of different […]

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Economic Collapse?

My forty-year old Godson was belly-aching about the lack of jobs. He whined it’s all the Boomers’ fault. I tore a few strips off him. I asked him WTF am I wasting my time researching and writing these articles if he doesn’t read them. Since I had him cornered, I told him a few things […]

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Single-Payer Food Insurence

I think this is great food (get it?) for thought. Lots of folks won’t like this post. “Isn’t it high time that the USA adopted a single-payer system of food insurance. After all, nothing is more important than food; no one can survive more than a few days without eating. Leaving the provision of food to […]

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Banks Are Scheming To Dominate

Visa recently announced its new Cashless Challenge program, which offers $10,000 to restaurants willing to transition into accepting only digital payments.  As the largest credit card processor in the U.S., it’s no surprise Visa is spearheading this campaign. Under the guise of increasing transparency and efficiency, they’ve partnered with governments around the world to help convert financial systems into cashless models, […]

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The Dynamics of a Riot

In my lifetime, I’ve had the misfortune of being present in two major natural disasters and one violent social crisis. Each taught me valuable lessons. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, there’s the danger of the loss of shelter, services, and food. In most cases, people who experience the loss of shelter and services […]

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Living Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

Michael Lewis has an uncanny ability to take a subject—-any subject—-even one as typically “mundane” and boring as the financial world, and somehow bringing it to life in such a way that the reader is riveted from start to finish. I first read this book when it was new and was utterly astounded by his […]

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One of the Planet’s ‘Vile Vortices’

The Devil’s Sea, otherwise known as the Dragon’s Triangle, is a region in the Pacific Ocean that has come to be associated with numerous accounts of disappearing ships and planes, sightings of ghost ships and islands, extreme weather and electro-magnetic disturbances, with historical accounts of strange phenomena stemming back at least 3,000 years. In ancient […]

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‘Russia Hack’ Evidence

In a memo to President Trump, a group of former U.S. intelligence officers, including NSA specialists, cite new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 “assessment” that Russia “hacked” Democratic emails last year.  MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job? Executive […]

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Are Invaders Getting Gun-Shy?

USA – 40/29 News on demand reports 06-25-2017 in Spiro, Oklahoma, that around midnight a woman and her husband were in their home, when the (front) door swung open. They called out as they thought it was her father arriving, but no one answered. When they walked toward the entrance to the home, they noticed an […]

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Practice, Practice, Practice

A rookie card player with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion. New Jersey native Scott Blumstein won the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends. He is now more than $8.1 million richer […]

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Is It Folly To Hold Cash?

Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build “dry powder”, and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations? If so, you have my sympathies. The […]

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Anyone Can Travel Upper Class

We often hear stories in which wily travellers wangle first class travel at a fraction of the cost, but usually that means taking out a load of cards and spending a fortune to earn points. But few of us actually have the time, patience, or ability to do this – so is it still possible […]

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Stayin’ Alive

When most people imagine various survival scenarios that they could find themselves in, many of those scenarios include isolation. That’s not surprising, considering that many of the survival stories we hear about in the media, involve people who escaped the hazards of the wilderness all by themselves. Those stories are often the most harrowing and […]

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