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Monday, December 5, 2016

"Fake News" Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction

As the "fake news" narrative grows, and The House quietly passes a bill to "counter Russian propoganda" websites, one alleged 'fake' news wesbite - as defined by the farcical PropOrNot organization - has struck back. Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith has threatened The Washington Post with a defamation suit and demanded a retraction.


by Bill Holter, JS Mineset, via SGT
Growing up in the 1960’s, I can still remember hearing and reading about Russian propaganda. While I am certain some of what the Western press reported was “spun”, even a 10 year old could see through much of what Russia was trying to portray to its people.
Fast forward to present day, we seem to have switched places. The current mainstream media reports defy nearly any and all logic on a daily basis. Reporting has obviously been very poor for many years and it really did not matter what the subject was. Economics, finance, geopolitics, home grown politics, it has not mattered, logic has been turned on its head. I could go through example after example but would now require a book …or more likely a “series” of books. Using just one example to illustrate the lunacy, the U.S. now has 95 million OUT OF THE WORKFORCE and thus no longer counted as “unemployed”! Where is the logic here? Mainstream media reports it (under their breath) while cheerleading the lowest unemployment rate in decades. The White House and Wall Street both report “strong” employment with glee. The fact remains, our true unemployment number as calculated back in the day of “Russian propaganda” is somewhere around 20%.
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A 'Disintegrative Winter': The Debt And Anti-Status Quo Super-Cycle Has Turned

How would you describe the social mood of the nation and world? Would anti-Establishment, anti-status quo, and anti-globalization be a good start? These are all characteristics of the long-wave social-economic cycle that is entering the disintegrative (winter) phase.

20 Years Later, Greenspan's "Irrational Exuberance" Has Become Even More Irrational

December 5, 1996:  “Clearly, sustained low inflation implies less uncertainty about the future, and lower risk premiums imply higher prices of stocks and other earning assets.  But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions?"

Renzi Delays Resignation Until Senate Passes Budget Law

Matteo Renzi met with Italian president Sergio Mattarella to discuss the terms of his resignation. According to Ansa, Renzi's departure may not be as clear cut as some had expected, and as Ansa reports, Renzi may delay his resignation following a request by the president to hold the post until the Senate Budget Law is passed,

Germany Outraged After Afghan Refugee Arrested In Rape, Murder Of 19 Year Old Female Student

After several relatively uneventful months passed in Germany without a major incident involving migrants or refugees, the local migrant debate was reignited today after German Police arrested a 17-year-old Afghan teenage refugee in a high profile sexual assault and murder case that had kept the residents of Freiburg, Germany in suspense for months.

Here Are The Biggest "Post-Trump" Market Risks According To Bank of America

  1. EM, China and Europe remain risks to central scenario
  2. ECB to extend QE, removing Euro area risks to reflation sentiment
  3. OPEC decision and breakevens suggest EM could become a reflation trade
  4. RMB devaluations in response to protectionism

And The Market Breaks (Again)

For the second time today, the most liquid, transparent, efficient stock market in the world... has broken.

Forget Italy, Turkey Is The Main Course

While investors are focused on Italy, Bloomberg's Mark Cudmore warns that another Mediterranean country is poised to grab their attention very soon. A currency crisis in Turkey is rapidly deteriorating, setting the stage for dramatic and unscheduled central bank action.

Trump Advisor Says Administration Not Looking To "Rip Up NAFTA" Or Impose "Quote-Unquote Tariffs"

"I don’t think anybody in the administration is looking for quote-unquote tariffs, but I think they are a cudgel if you will to lay out there if we can’t get the trade deals to be right-sided to now benefit the American people.”

Wall Street Analysts Are Slowly Losing It

"I can’t justify any of this. The lesson investors are getting is that everything is a buying opportunity and you need to not miss the boat. Brexit? Bullish. Trump winning the election? Bullish. Italy saying no to the referendum and the Prime Minister handing in his resignation? Bullish. Heck, all we need is the entire Belgian banking system to go kablooey and the S&P 500 will be at 3,000 by Christmas Eve."

Deutsche Bank CEO Warns Employees "Europe Is Endangered" After Italy Vote

"The environment remains uncertain with a number of potentially frosty developments. The result of the constitutional referendum in Italy is a harbinger of renewed turbulence that could spill over from the political arena to the economy – with Europe particularly endangered."

WACC Is Back: Getting Ready To Live In An Era Of Rising Rates

The Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - When it goes up, prices go down. It's going up...

What Happens Next In Italy: Here Is Goldman's Take

While the market overcame its initial scare following yesterday's counter-establishment Italian referendum vote, and European stocks proceeded soar in the overnight session by the most since Trump's presidential victory, what happens next in Italy is largely unknown. What follows are Goldman's snap thoughts on the Italian next steps.

OPEC Oil Production Hits New All Time High As Brent Surges To 16 Month High

The greatest trick OPEC ever pulled was convincing the world to buy oil even as production kept rising to new all time highs.

Donald Trump Explains Why He Tweets So Much

"The Curve Is Screaming Producer Hedging" - Shale Companies Scramble To Lock In Oil Prices

Right after OPEC, U.S. producers were very active hedging," said Ben Freeman, founder of HudsonField LLC, a boutique oil merchant with offices in New York and Houston. "We are going to see a significant amount of producer hedging at this levels."

Fed Labor Market Conditions Index Contracts For 5th Straight Month

Despite a small rise MoM, The Fed's own Labor Market Conditions Index has now deteriorated year-over-year for 5 straight months, despite significant upward revisions over the last 6 months, most notably in September and October. As Deutsche's Jo Lavorgan notes,"the upshot is that the economic outlook remains fragile despite the ostensible robustness of the labor market."

Gold Double-Slammed As 'Traders' Puke $3.5 Billion Notional Through Futures Markets

The Italian referendum's "no" vote sparked the rational reach for safe-havens as the Euro-endgame became more questionable... but that lasted less than an hour and since the $1190 highs overnight, gold has been monkeyhammered to 10-month lows amid two legs lower (EU open and US open) with spikes in volume of around $3.5 billion notional...

Inauguration Day Is Still A Long Way Off

"Never underestimate a Marxist with a billion dollars and an army of oligarchs to lean on, and January 20 is a long way off."

"Things Have Tapered Off" - US Services Economy Jumps To 13-Month Highs But New Orders Stall

After spiking to 2016 highs in September/October, the US Services economy slipped lower in November according to Markit with signs of margin squeezes appearing as input cost inflation hits a 15-month high, but prices charged remained flat, and payrolls growth remains weak (well below average). However, ISM reported a big beat, with Services at the highest since Oct 2015 (despite a drop in new orders).

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Goes into Financial Decline After Threatening to Censor ‘Fake News’

by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:
Facebook market shares decline over past weeks
The world’s fifth-richest person, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, worth an estimated $49B, has seen a sharp decline in corporate finances over the past 27 days, after announcing that he may censor whatever he deems to be ‘fake news’ from his massive social media platform.
Zuckerberg has lost $3.7B since Nov. 8, which amounts to about a “7% decline in Facebook’s share price,” according to Forbes.
This comes after an assistant college professor by the name of Milissa Zimdars and the mainstream media attacked, and by labeling the trio of sucessful independent websites ‘fake news,’ despite the fact the mainstream media has lost almost all of its credibility amongst the general public.
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Obama’s Legacy: A Failing Healthcare System

by Paul A. Philips, Activist Post:
When Obama leaves the oval office in January and hands over the US presidency to Trump he will leave behind a troubling legacy. In a number of different ways he has betrayed those he was supposed to serve, the American people. Whether it has been through his involvement in healthcare or running up a serious national debt to the tune of over 20 trillion dollars, or the climate change scam, rising mass poverty and unemployment, homelessness, etc., he will affect many Americans for generations to come.
Taking the case of health as an example, he will leave behind the consequences of his involvement in a seriously failing healthcare system that has done far more harm than good. Some have argued, quite justifiably, that Obama’s involvement in the US healthcare (sick care) system has been deliberately set up to fail due to a number of reasons, which will be explained.
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Prepper Rules-Of-Three

by Ken Jorgustin, Modern Survival Blog:
Preparing and Survival for the most part may be broken down into “Time-Lines”. These concepts have been written about in many articles and seemingly are explained very simply.
My attempt here is to expand on those concepts and to add a few more “Time-Lines” to think about.
1. 3 Nano-Seconds to think
2. 3 Seconds to react
3. 3 Minutes without Air
4. 3 Hours without Shelter
5. 3 Days without Water
6. 3 Weeks without Food
7. 3 Years without Rebuilding
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Victory At Standing Rock: Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Denied

from The Anti Media:
In a long-awaited victory for the Stan
ding Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, tribal leadership announced late Sunday.
The agency will not allow the pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe, a reservoir near the tribal reservation, without a full environmental impact assessment that examines alternative routes for the pipeline.
While acknowledging that it may only end up being a temporary pause in pipeline construction, many see it as an incredible victory for the water protectors, who have faced water cannons, mace, rubber bullets, mass arrests, and more in their months-long struggle to protect their drinking water and treaty land.
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Pearl Harbor Facts and Proof

by Carl Herman, Washington’s Blog:
Stinnett conclusively demonstrates with vast and incontrovertible documentary evidence that in order to precipitate an unwilling American public into supporting intervention in the Second World War, President Roosevelt oversaw the contrivance and deployment of a closely-guarded secret plot to goad the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor. The plan was set in motion in October 1940, and its development closely monitored through decoded intercepts of Japanese diplomatic and military radio communications. Knowledge of the plan was limited to 13 Roosevelt administration members and chief military officers, and 21 members of Naval Intelligence and related operations. Once it produced the intended result and the attack impended, the Pacific fleet’s modern naval vessels were sent to sea from Pearl Harbor, leaving seven antiquated World War One battleships as decoys. Meanwhile, the Japanese fleet was tracked with radio intercepts from its formation off the Kuril Islands on November 16, and its sailing for Hawaii on November 26; its course was cleared of all shipping with a Vacant Sea order on the 22nd; and Pearl Harbor naval patrols were ordered out of the area on the 25th. Intelligence of the impending attack was withheld from the officers (Admiral Kimmel and General Short) charged with defending Pearl Harbor, who were kept uninformed of the plan and intelligence of the impending attack, and scape-goated afterward.
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Global Financial Markets Plunged Into Chaos As Italy Overwhelmingly Votes ‘No’

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Italian voters have embraced the global trend of rejecting the established world order, but the “no” vote on Sunday has plunged global financial markets into a state of utter chaos. The euro has already fallen to a 20 month low, Italian government bonds are poised for a tremendous crash, and futures markets are indicating that both U.S. and European stock markets will be way down when they open on Monday. It is being projected that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum on constitutional reforms will be defeated by about 20 percentage points when all the votes have been counted, and Renzi has already announced that he plans to resign as a result. When new elections are held it looks like comedian Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star movement will come to power, and the European establishment is extremely alarmed at that prospect because Grillo wants to take Italy out of the eurozone. In the long run Italy would be much better off without the euro, but in the short-term the only thing propping up Italy’s failing banking system is support from Europe. Without that support, the 8th largest economy on the entire planet would already be in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis.
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A Major Banking Collapse Looks Imminent

by Nick Giambruno, International Man:
This surprises almost everyone… You don’t own the money in your bank account.
Once you deposit money at the bank, it’s no longer your property. It’s the bank’s.
What you own is a promise from the bank to repay you. It’s an unsecured liability. Technically, you’re a creditor of the bank. And that means a bank bail-in would probably burn you.
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Trump: Trojan, Traitor, or Tried and True?

by David Haggith, The Great Recession Blog:
I risked losing my fellow anti-establishment readers with the suggestion that Trump may be an establishment Trojan horse. After seeing Trump choose Pence as VP and a Goldman Sachs exec as campaign finance manager, I was concerned the establishment knew a citizen’s revolt was brewing and made sure that even the road to revolt led back to Rome. Now that we are seeing Trump make actual decisions, we can test that hypothesis.
Trump’s INSTANT reversal on major campaign promises
Trump has not simply backed off on some of his campaign promises, but has backed away from the promises that seemed to fire up his supporters the most. That he scaled the wall across the Mexican border down to a wall in some places and mere fences in others is, frankly, less significant than the main-stream media is playing it to be. If the border patrol thinks a fence will do as well as a wall in some places, why spend more money on a wall? Scaling down the wall could just be Trump, the pragmatist, applying common sense as he listens to the border patrol about their needs and seeks the most cost-effective solution. Trump is a pragmatist.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016


from New World Agenda:

"Pizzagate" Explodes After Man Arrested In Comet Restaurant Shooting

Pizzagate took a turn for the even more bizarre on Sunday, as a man with an assault rifle walked into Comet Ping Pong to "self-investigate" the Baltimore, Maryland, pizza parlor that internet conspiracy theorists say is at the center of an international child sex ring run by prominent Democrats. 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, N.C., reportedly fired the rifle at least once inside the restaurant but no one was injured.

"My Government Ends Here" Renzi Resigns After Losing Italian Referendum: The Full Rundown

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will offer his resignation to the President after losing the referendum: "I have lost, and I say it out loud."

Something Strange Is Taking Place In The Mediterranean

NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale...

And Then There Was One

So much can change in just eight months...

Boycott ALL Countries going cashless...

These Countries Have Nearly "Eliminated Cash From Circulation"

If you have any misguided notion that a cashless society is not coming, just keep telling yourself that every time you use a debit card, credit card or your phone for your next purchase. With the elimination of cash we effectively hand over our individual human sovereignty to the banks and the government.

All Eyes On Monte Paschi, Whose Bailout Is Now In Doubt, And Italian Bank Sector Contagion

As we warned last night, following today's No vote, the third bailout of the world’s oldest surviving bank, and Italy's third largest, Monte dei Paschi di Siena has been thrown into doubt with concerns a failed bailout could lead to another round of contagion hitting Italy's banking sector, and potentially spreading to the broader Eurozone.

North Dakota Tribes, Activists Win After US Denies Permit Needed To Complete Dakota Access Pipeline

"The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all of Indian Country will be forever grateful to the Obama Administration for this historic decision."

Matteo Renzi Says He Will Resign After Losing Referendum

Renzi is set to address the nation some time around 12:20 am local time (6:20pm Eastern) following a slight delay, after losing the Constitutiona Referendum. The question on everyone's mind: will he resign?

Apple Officially Enters Self-Driving Car Race

Rumors of a secret autonomous vehicle lab surfaced earlier this year but Apple denied them. Apple can no longer hide its intent.

Baltimore Cops Ask For Help After 73-Year-Old Man Stabbed To Death In Broad Daylight

So far, there are no reported riots in Baltimore over this unprovoked murder of an unarmed elderly man.

What Will Happen In Your Body If You Consume This Pineapple Turmeric Smoothies

by Heidi Kristoffer, Natural News:
The health benefits of pineapple and the healing properties of turmeric are well known for all of us. But do you know you can combine these two powerful ingredients too? Here is a smoothies recipe you should try.
Powerful Pineapple Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Smoothies
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Hackers Hit Russia’s Central Bank, Stealing More Than 2 Billion Rubles

from DAHBOO77:

New Discovery Found After Jesus Christ’s Tomb Opened For the First Time in 500 Years

by Rachael Pells, The Independent:
The tomb’s contents provides ‘visible proof that the spot the pilgrims worship today really is the same tomb the Roman Emperor Constantine found in the 4th century’
The tomb believed to be the place where Jesus was laid has been opened for the first time in centuries.
For decades, archaeologists and theologians have debated over whether the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is the site where Christ was supposedly buried and resurrected after being crucified.
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As We Approach The ‘Midnight Hour’, All Of Obama’s Totalitarian Executive Orders Remain In Place And Now He’s Trying To Jam Through More Before Trump Gets Into Office – Why Now?

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:
Despite the fact that President-elect Donald Trump can undo most of Barack Obama’s Executive Orders with a stroke of the pen on his first day in office, the Obama administration is now attempting to push through a flurry of ‘midnight actions’. As many as 98 final regulations were under review as of November 15th according to this Politico story with seventeen regulations awaiting final approval considered “economically significant,” with an estimated economic impact of at least $100 million a year.
While the Washington Times recently reported that Obama will ask Trump to keep all of the executive orders in place, Trump is already getting ready to erase major parts of the ‘Obama legacy’ we learn.
According to the website 1461 DAYS, which has allegedly been tracking the Obama EO’s since January 25th, 2009, Obama has signed 260 Executive Orders as of November 28th of 2016. Quite interestingly though, among those 260, Executive Order #13603 signed by Obama on March 16th of 2012 is nowhere among the ones listed on their website. ANP has reached out to 1461 DAYS to find out why EO13603 is not on their list.
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Force March them back across the border where they came from...


from The Next News Network:

Thoughts from the Frontline – A Big Swirling Italian Mess

by John Mauldin, Gold Seek:
Italians are headed to the polls this Sunday (and thus this letter is reaching you a little earlier than usual) – but no one is quite sure what is on the ballot. On the surface, the voters are considering whether to approve constitutional reforms that should make the government operate more effectively (or not, depending on your point of view). But many people think the real question is whether the current government should stay in power and whether Italy should remain yoked to the Eurozone.
Coming up with an answer isn’t necessarily helpful when you can’t even agree on the question. However Italians vote, it may take some time to figure out exactly what the result means to Italy, the Eurozone, the EU, and the global economy. I am fairly confident that the ultimate outcome won’t be good, no matter what they choose. The problems are deeper than simple structural reform can cure.
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Nothing so impressive as giving special treatment to certain companies...Sounds A LOT like obama...

WINNING: Ford Motors Open to Deal with Trump to Save U.S. Jobs

by Lee Stranahan, Breitbart:
Bloomberg News is reporting that Mark Fields, the CEO of Ford Motor Co., is open to brokering a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep jobs in the United States.
Ford’s CEO indicated he’s looking for a turnaround in the sort of overbearing government regulation that Trump campaigned against, including fuel standards put in place by the Obama administration and the EPA in 2012. As Bloomberg reported:
“We will be very clear in the things we’d like to see,” Mark Fields said in an exclusive interview at Bloomberg offices in Southfield, Michigan. “We’ll continue to advocate for currency-manipulation rules to promote free and fair trade. One of our priorities is making sure fuel-economy standards reflect market realities, tax reform in general we would be very supportive of, and the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles.”
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Aleppo Has Sent the West into Panic Overdrive

by Martin Berger, New Eastern Outlook:
Till the very end of November both the EU and Washington sought to convince international community that none of the parties to the Syrian conflict are strong enough to have a decisive advantage over the opponent on the field of battle.
At the same time, Western political circles took all possible steps to prevent Damascus and Russia from intensifying their offense against ISIS in Syria, particularly in Aleppo. To this end, US Secretary of State John Kerry has stepped up diplomatic efforts to reach an agreement with Russia on Syria before the sitting administration leaves office, The Washington Post would note. According to this newspaper, the Secretary of State doesn’t care about the alleged “humanitarian crisis” in Aleppo, what he fears is that the Trump administration can strike a different kind of deal with Moscow, which would essentially put the United States on the same side with Bashar al-Assad.
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American Experts: PropOrNot Is Propaganda

from Washington’s Blog:
The anonymous website claims that they have analyzed alternative media websites and identified 200 sites which act as useful idiots for Russian-government propaganda.
The Washington Post and many other mainstream media have trumpeted PropOrNot as evidence of a vast conspiracy of American and foreign alternative media as spreading Russian propaganda.
PropOrNot claims that they use scientific methods to identify the sites, providing the following diagram as an illustration of their analysis:
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Don't Want A Muslim Registry? Abolish The Census

If you are concerned that the US government could - under a Trump or any future administration - round up any group of Americans and immigrants based solely on their religion or another particular characteristic, tackling the inquisitiveness of the US Census Bureau would be a great first step, helping to trim the government’s power and ensure the privacy and Fourth Amendment rights of all individuals are being properly protected.


Jim Sinclair-Financial Pressure Cooker Bomb Cooking Now

from Greg Hunter:

Renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair says, “You have a pressure cooker bomb cooking like the terrorists use. It’s cooking, and it makes gold a storehouse of value and not a currency. It’s just a storehouse of value. It turns it into a savings account. The only one that will work. The only one without a counter-party.

Something Strange Is Taking Place In The Mediterranean

NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale...

Fake Out: A Rally Built On 'Hot Air'

One of the most fascinating aspects of market psychology is participants’ tendency to get bullish at new highs, especially in light of the fact that in recent years every major rally, especially those producing new highs, have set up for a sizable trade to the short side.

ISIS Victim's Family Sues Twitter, Facebook For Profiting From Terrorism

The family of a woman killed in the 2015 Paris attacks by ISIS claims in a lawsuit that Twitter, Facebook, and Google profit from targeted advertising linked to terrorist propaganda promoting violence.

The Most Important Market In The World (That You've Never Heard Of)

That so few investors know about this enormous market, its importance, and relevance is frankly pretty shocking. Understanding it goes a long way to understanding why, despite the greatest monetary intervention we’ve ever seen by central banks, we’ve remained in a contractionary environment.

Angry Dems Play The Blame Game Over Hillary Loss As the Infighting Escalates

So who/what was most to blame for Hillary's loss?  Was it Bernie Sanders, Putin, James Comey, "Fake News", Julian Assange, White Supremecists, The Electoral College, Jill Stein...certainly it wasn't Hillary.

Meet The Competitors In Italy's Referendum

Whether or not the referendum fails and subsequent early elections are held, the possibility that the Five Star Movement will eventually triumph at the national level cannot be discounted, because more and more Italians have grown weary of traditional political parties after decades of mismanagement and corruption.

Putin Says Trump Is "A Smart Man", Will Adapt To Responsibilities As "Unipolar World Model Fails"

“The fact that Trump managed to achieve success in business, suggests that he is a smart man,” Putin said in the NTV channel.  “And as he is smart, that means he will fully and quite quickly be aware of a different level of responsibility.... Attempts to create a unipolar world have not succeeded. We are living in a different dimension."

Freedom Party's Hofer Defeated By Greens' Van der Bellen In Austria's Presidential Election

Austria voted against the anti-immigrant Freedom Party candidate Hofer in today's presidential election race which became the latest test of rising anti-establishment forces in Europe.  A mapped breakdown shows that most of Austria voted for Hofer, however it was the big cities that again came to Van der Bellen's aid.

Turkey Proposes Trade With China, Russia And Iran In Local Currencies

Turkey is taking steps to allow commerce with China, Russia and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, the government's latest effort to shore up the tumbling lira.

In Tweetstorm, Trump Threatens "Retribution" For Companies That Leave The US

The tweetstorm also suggests that far from moderating his stance on protectionism, Trump is only getting started.

"Meanwhile In Europe..." - The Big Day Arrives

Less than a month after the "shocking" election of Donald Trump as US president, the world prepares for another day of political shockwaves, this time out of Europe, when on Sunday all eyes will be on Italy and, to a slightly lesser extent, Austria.

This Is The "Most Dangerous Moment In Human History," Stephen Hawking Warns

"The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes..."

Tomorrow's Vote In Italy Will Be A "Wide-Ranging F**k Off", And It's Just The Start...

"It's crazy. This is the explosion of an era. It's the apocalypse of the media, TV, the big newspapers, the intellectuals, the journalists… This is a wide-ranging F*** off." Italy is the next flashpoint. A “No” vote in Italy is virtually assured at this point. But it won’t be the end of the anti-elite surge. Voters in Europe’s biggest countries could soon throw out their “mainstream” parties in favor of populist and Eurosceptic alternatives...

A Very Concise Explanation Of Why The Democrats Lost (And Will Keep Losing)

"Think of the arrogance of their mindset - vote for our candidate because she is not good, but less bad than the other fellow, and once again you really have no other choice... They blame racism, the Russians, sexism, Bernie bros, hackers, the 'deplorables' in a bit of an ironic twist on the Romney moment, the electoral college, and even the roots of democratic process itself. They and their strategy failed. Spectacularly."

Trump's Appointments - What Do They Mean?

Commentators of all stripes are making a mistake to damn in advance the only government that campaigned on peace with Russia, restoring middle class jobs, and respect for the country’s borders. We should seize on these promises and hold the Trump administration to them.

5 Stories The Mainstream Media Reported As Real, But They Were Fake

by Melissa Dykes, Activist Post:
Fake. Definition: a thing that is not genuine; a forgery or sham. Also known as a fraud or a hoax.
There’s actually a lot more than five; this video could probably go on all day. There’s a reason Secretary of State John Kerry said the Internet is making it harder to govern … because people have a lot more information at their fingertips and no longer have to rely solely on the mainstream media’s establishment propaganda machine.
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Why PizzaGate Is Not Going Away Despite The Mainstream Media’s Desire [To Bury It]


It becomes more amazing by the day as I surf through the media to find shocking stories not fully covered or hidden.  If you read my last article The Problem Is, PizzaGate Is Possible, you would think this topic would be making daily headlines.  It isn’t among the giants of the mainstream media.  When PizzaGate is discussed, it is to paint the alternate media as dangerous.  They even reached the point of creating a “fake news” list that includes real journalism like Breitbart and Info Wars.  The mainstream media wants to blind America from a possible Satanic sex trafficking ring involving the nation’s political elite.  The alternate media refuses to yield and continues to investigate what is known as PizzaGate.  They then share their articles on social media like Twitter and Gab. This is why PizzaGate is not going away despite the mainstream media’s desire.
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Syrian Army Success in Aleppo Vividly Indicates the End of ‘Triumph of the West’

from Sputnik News:
As Syrian government forces advance in east Aleppo, liberating 50 percent of the area from the jihadists, Western journalists are calling it the “end of the Western dominance,” namely that of the US, on the international arena; meanwhile Russian Middle East experts warn against connecting the success in Syria with the political changes in the US.
Syrian army spokesman Brigadier General Samir Suleiman announced that the military has regained control of 45 to 50 percent of east Aleppo, as the government forces continue to advance in the besieged city.
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Report: Massive Voter Fraud Uncovered in Nevada

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
Massive voter fraud in the 2016 Presidential election has been uncovered in Nevada. Megan Barth from Newsmax said
Well it appears Nevada, which has voted for the winner of the Presidency for the past 108 years may have been stolen and must be investigated by the Feds. Not Obama feds but incoming Attorney General Jeff Session must investigate this issue.
Barth interviewed Republican Assembly Candidate for District 15, Stan Vaughan, who had actual proof of the massive voter fraud in his Clark County district. A total number of 17,086 votes were cast in the District for both Republican and Democrat candidates. However, when confirmation letters were sent to the voters in the District, the US postal service returned mail from 9,200 of these voters.
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London-Based Nutritionist Reveals 8 Foods That All Men Should Be Eating

by Isabelle Z., Natural News:
You can’t really go wrong if you eat a healthy diet, but there are certain foods that men in particular should be focusing on if they want to boost their health. It’s always sensible to eat a lot of organic fruit and vegetables and lean protein, regardless of your gender, but men have different needs when it comes to certain vitamins and minerals.
When you consider the fact that one out of every six men in the U.S. is affected by prostate cancer at some time in their life, the need to manage lifestyle factors like diet to help curb your risk is clear. A study published in the Cancer Prevention Research journal showed that high-fiber diets can help control prostate cancer progression.
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OPEC Out! This Week’s Meeting Was Really a Bust!

by David Haggith, The Great Recession Blog:
In May, I wrote an article titled “The OPEC Epoch is Over,” which pronounced OPEC officially dead and predicted oil prices would plunge again. So far, I’ve been wrong about a second perilous plunge in oil prices. However, even as market heavyweights herald this week’s OPEC meeting for pumping up oil prices, a few voices join this lightweight in saying this meeting proves OPEC is over.
The Financial Times says, “Oil Output-Cut Pact Spells ‘the Beginning of the End’ for OPEC.”
The recent OPEC oil output-cut deal “will come to symbolize the passing of one of the world’s most powerful cartels,” the Financial Times predicts…. “After 50 years in control of the oil price, OPEC has submitted to the economic power of a much-changed global market. The deal represents the recognition of their own impotence by a group of countries that once held unchallenged power,” writes Nick Butler, a visiting professor and chair of the Kings Policy Institute, London. (Newsmax)
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McCarthyism Is Breaking Out All Over — Paul Craig Roberts

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:
Seasoned journalist, White House official, and historian Pat Buchanan has responded to the Washington Post’s fake news about the independent journalists on the 200 List being Russian agents by reminding us that the US government has always been a major disseminator of fake news.
No one knows who is behind the newly created PropOrNot website that came up with the list of 200 “Russian agents,” but it is as likely as not the State Department funded National Endowment for Democracy, which has been peddling propaganda as fake news since its inception. Indeed, it was created for the purpose of destabilizing the Soviet Union. Of course the CIA could be involved, or Israel, or George Soros, or some neoconservative group, or some new government funded organization as a tool of the propaganda war that the Obama regime has vowed to fight.
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