Hollywood's greatest production of the year, maybe of the century, the US presidential Election. Get your popcorn, tickets are free - the circus is in town. It's the greatest show on Earth!
n recent months, the health and mentality of Hillary Clinton has come under scrutiny and rightly so. Now, in leaked emails, Wikileaks has provided yet another reason why she should not be in office. One of the Clinton’s long time confidantes and influential policy-politics-communications advisers wrote in an email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that she thinks Clinton “doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living in at the moment.”
Neera Tanden is the confidante at the center of another release of Podesta emails leaked by Wikileaks. She is complaining to Podesta following Clinton’s remarks to voters in Ohio, “You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center, I plead guilty.”
Hindsight is making more and more clear that Hillary’s outrageously rigged campaign is dependent – heavily dependent – on control over the media.
Nearly every question she has been asked during the past 18 months has been approved and agreed upon ahead of time. Hillary’s responses have been heavily scripted and rehearsed.
It even emerged that Donna Brazile, who is a CNN contributor and who was appointed interim chair of the DNC after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced out, shared questions that were meant to be spontaneous with the Clinton campaign in advance.
But in this alleged behind-the-scenes account, Donna Brazile becomes the brunt of Hillary Clinton’s anger after host Matt Lauer sprung an unapproved question about the email scandal on her.
New Wikileaks emails released as part 13 of the John Podesta hack provide yet more confirmation that Barack Obama lied when he claimed he didn’t know Hillary Clinton was using a private unsecure email server.
The "Fact" That 17 Intelligence Agencies Confirmed Russia is Behind the Email Hacks Isn’t Actually…A "Fact"
Andy Duncan Interviews Claudio Grass
Andy Duncan of FinLingo.com has interviewed our friend Claudio Grass, managing director of Global Gold in Switzerland. Below is a transcript excerpting the main parts of the first section of the interview on the problems in the European banking system and what measures might be taken if push were to come to shove.
Andy Duncan: How do you see the current situation in banking particularly in Europe?
Claudio Grass: One interesting indicator is that today in certain countries not bankers are making the highest average salaries any longer , they have been replaced with government servants. Overall I would say it is bad, but that was predictable. The system and the assumptions the whole sector is operating under are just not sustainable, and printing money out of thin air does not create wealth; on the contrary, it is destroying capital.
No longer content to lead from behind with the occasional drone bomb, the United States has now resorted to launching missiles from vessels off the Yemeni coast into the embattled nation. Having launched attacks at several Houthi “command and control” centers allegedly housing radar, the U.S. is once again only entrenching its position as a great force for evil and destruction the world over.
Per usual, the U.S. justification for the attack is questionable at best, and, in the end, an example of just how arrogant and aggressive U.S. foreign policy is toward the rest of the world and, in particular, those nations and forces who do not capitulate to U.S. interests.
The interesting thing about working in alternative economics is that inevitably you will become the designated buzzkill. You may be presenting the facts on the ground and the reality behind the numbers, but most of what you have to report will not be pleasant. Alternative economists are doomed to be labeled “doom and gloomers.” And that’s okay…
The truth is what it is, and sometimes it hurts people obsessed with undue positivism and bull market naivety. However, as bad as we seem to be when it comes to a negative outlook, we do not necessarily present the most ugly options on the table.
what happens when an electricity dependent society and economy has an extended loss of electrical grid and communications?
One of the hidden realities of modern life is its fragility. For example, few people are aware of the precariousness of the supply chain that refills gasoline/petrol stations around the world every few days.
A new book, When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation explores the fragilities of our truck-dependent supply chains.
Longtime correspondent Bart D. (Australia) recently experienced a multi-day regional loss of electricity. His first-person observations help us understand what breakdowns in energy are like on the ground.