from Imma Reporter:
This is first-hand eyewitness testimony of Victoria Sharp about what happened to LaVoy Finicum on January 26, 2016. Sharp claims she was in the car with LaVoy, Ryan Payne, Ryan Bundy, and Shawna Cox. The federal agents fired the first and only shots, according to this testimony. Sharp claims that Finicum had his hands in the air when he was shot.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 20:35
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 17:26 “It was messy, of course, a crime scene with blood"...
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 22:00 Stop buying into the lie that your vote matters. The only thing you’re accomplishing by taking part in the “reassurance ritual” of voting is sustaining the illusion that we have a democratic republic. What we have is a dictatorship, or as political scientists Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page more accurately term it, we are suffering from an “economic élite domination.” Of course, we’ve done it to ourselves. The American people have a history of choosing bread-and-circus distractions over the tedious work involved in self-government.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 21:25
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 20:47 During the calendar year to December 2015, the Bundesbank claims to have transported 210 tonnes of gold back to Frankfurt, moving circa 110 tonnes from Paris to Frankfurt, and just under 100 tonnes from New York to Frankfurt.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 20:25 ... Rothschild’s Penney wrote that the U.S. “is effectively the biggest tax haven in the world.” The U.S., he added in language later excised from his prepared remarks, lacks “the resources to enforce foreign tax laws and has little appetite to do so.”
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 20:23 The PBOC FX intervention team continue to be busy in offshore Yuan this week as for the 4th time in 3 days, a mysterious panic-buyer lifted CNH between 5 and 10 handles higher for no good reason other than to show George Soros (and Bill Ackman) who is boss (i.e. drive away the shorts). In keeping with the recent "stability" the Yuan fix was flat but another 340bn Yuan was injected - except China CDS pushes to Aug 2015 wides indicating severe stress and suggesting devaluation looms.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 20:10 Donald Trump (or Bernie) is a sign of how frustrated the electorate has become. It will be the first shot fired against the Empire. It will be ineffective but will be the first signal that the process of citizens taking back their country has begun. Voters don’t know how to stop what is happening to them and their country but they are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore. The ballot box will be ineffective in satisfying the public. Other means will be tried. The Empire will not stand idly by while its power is threatened. Thomas Jefferson knew as much when he stated: Every generation needs a new revolution.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 20:05 "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public..."
During a campaign stop in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said she likes the idea of Barack Obama sitting on the Supreme Court. “I would certainly take that under advisement,” she said. “I mean he’s brilliant, and he can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor, so he’s got all the credentials.”
She added “we do have to get a Democratic Senate to get him confirmed so you’re going to have to help me on that, OK?”
This is nothing new. In 2015, before she announced her run, Clinton floated the idea of appointing Obama to the Supreme Court. She also mentioned possibly appointing him to her cabinet.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 19:45 You can add DeVry students to the list of those who will very shortly be sending the Education Department a mountain of discharge requests because the FTC has now accused the school of deceiving prospective students about the employment success of graduates. “In a suit filed in a California federal court, the FTC is asking a judge to provide monetary remedies to allegedly deceived students, including refunds and restitution," WSJ reports.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 19:23 Even the staunchest cynics will be stunned by the latest development out of the Shanghai government where starting next month, venture capital firms which invested in high-tech startups since the beginning of 2015 can apply for government compensation if their investment loses money.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 18:55 Brazil’s current crisis is nothing but an outcome of government’s meddling with the market. The scenario of the country’s economy is indeed scary, but we have reason to believe that Brazil’s intellectual situation is going through a new and promising change. It may be true, as Lord Keynes said, that “in the long run we are all dead,” but if we are to get out of this terrible crisis, to prosper and to enjoy a constant improvement in our standard of living, “it is high time to transform the country’s state capitalism into a free market system.”
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 18:33
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 18:30 "So why do speculators make claims that run counter to reality? Analysts said it is because either the short-sellers haven't done their homework or that they are intentionally trying to create panic to snap profits."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 18:05 The public idea of collapse comes predominantly from Hollywood, and not from personal experience. For the masses (and some preppers, unfortunately), a collapse is an “event” that happens visibly and usually swiftly. You wake up one morning and behold; the television and phones don’t work anymore and zombies are at your doorstep! Yes, it’s childish and cartoonish, but anything less than a Walking Dead/Mad Max scenario and many people act as if all other threats are benign. This is the driving reason why many Americans are absolutely oblivious to the economic instability that is rampant and blatant within our system the past few months. Well, the problem is that social and economic collapse is not a singular event, it is a PROCESS.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 17:55 There is reason for the saying "never say never", as demonstrated vividly by these two energy experts:
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 17:15 In concert with denial and obfuscation, pride and hubris may be clouding the image the Chinese have of themselves and their economy. What they are trying very hard NOT to communicate is how much pain their Ponzi debt burden has put them in. It’s not even fully clear to what extent Xi himself is aware of this, but he knows at least enough to keep his mouth shut on the topic. It’s quite possible that some of his top aides dare not reveal the real tally to their boss for fear of their jobs and heads. Beijing might solve some of these problems by devaluing the yuan by 30%, or even 50%, but it would invite a large amount of other problems in the door if it did. Like a full-blown currency war. Still, it’s just a matter of time till Xi and Li either do it voluntarily or are forced to by ‘the market’.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 16:50 With grocery prices surging, amid the collapsing currency, the powers that be appear to have turned to their mainstream media puppets to initiate the 'mocking' propaganda against an increasingly fearful Canadian citizenry (especialy those under 35) who are hoarding cash.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 16:25 No Republic has ever resisted the path to oligarchy and that is the real danger we face. The question becomes how far down this historical path do we go? The path is well worn. The markers are clear and never change.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 15:51 On Tuesday we got the latest revision from Statcan on Canada's labor market and for Alberta, 2015 was the worst year for job losses since 1982. Net job losses for the province were 19,600 for the year, far more than Alberta lost during the Great Recession.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/27/2016 - 15:34 After the Fed's statement, one thing was clear: the career economists at the Marriner Eccles building are very confused, admitting to hiking rates for the first time in nine years "even as economic growth slowed late last year". But more confused are the Wall Street economists who follow the Fed and are expected to interpret what the Fed says, means and hints, especially when said Fed has no clue what is going on, like right now. So while their opinions are utterly worthless, for the record, here is what the economisseds see in today's 558 words of sheer Fed confusion.
A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory.
On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom – which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford – said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with their conscience.” The couple lives in a barn they built on their farm and have occasionally hosted weddings on the first floor and the surrounding backyard area, according to ADF.
“After the agency ruled that the Giffords were guilty of ‘sexual orientation discrimination,’ it fined them $10,000, plus $3,000 in damages and ordered them to implement re-education training classes designed to contradict the couple’s religious beliefs about marriage,” a press release issued following the court decision stated.
A report released in 2015 will likely have you shopping somewhere besides your local dollar store or discount retailer soon. After testing 164 dollar-store products, researchers found that over 81% (133 of 164) contained at least one hazardous chemical that was present in high enough concentrations to raise serious health concerns. 
Stores like Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and 99 Only were all culprits – selling the public items like toys, jewelry, and personal care supplies that contained carcinogenic, or otherwise hazardous chemicals.
Gold and Silver have held up well during the recent selloff in equities. From December 28 through Wednesday the broad NYSE lost 10.4% while the S&P 500 lost 9.6%. Precious Metals gained strength during that period. Gold advanced 3.0% while Silver gained 1.7%. Gold relative to the NYSE broke its downtrend and touched an 11-month high. Gold relative to global equities (excluding the US market) reached a 2-year high. Precious metals have clearly benefitted from the equity selloff but therefore figure to lose strength as the equity market begins a relief rally.
Equities have become very oversold and are forming a bullish reversal.
If the risk-on euphoria of punters borrowing billions of dollars in margin debt doesn’t materialize, stocks could languish for years after falling 50%.
The financial service industry’s Prime Directive is to exploit humanity’s core drives of Greed and Fear. Financial service companies promise high returns (fulfilling our greed) that are low-risk, i.e. “safe” (placating our fear of losing our nest-egg).
But the safety of many supposedly low-risk investments is illusory. The risk is not actually near-zero; rather, the risk has been buried, masked or obscured, for the obvious purpose of persuading the marks (i.e. the investing public, non-financial institutions, etc.) that the promised gains are essentially risk-free.
Suppose you had a printing press in your basement along with a supply of perfect paper. You could slip down to your basement and print a batch of perfect $100 notes or 500 euro notes, but only in an emergency.
I predict that you would find many emergencies.
Suppose the government or central bank had access to that printing press (they do) and suppose they printed (and borrowed) ONLY in circumstances of economic need, political promises, war, necessary deficits, Presidential junkets, Wall Street bailouts, economic stimulus, vote buying, “emergencies,” and “special circumstances.”
Try getting in shape for a marathon on an all-McDonald’s diet…
You wouldn’t be surprised to come in dead last. After all, you didn’t put in much effort. Actually, you went out of your way to make yourself less competitive. So you would expect to lose.
It’s just common sense.
But this is exactly what U.S. politicians have been doing for years: passing tax laws that sabotage the country’s global economic competitiveness.