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Deflation Shock Coming?

While the US is celebrating a (supposed) recovery, other big parts of the global financial system are behaving as if some sort of deflationary crash is just around the corner. In Europe, for instance, interest rates are not just declining, they’re plunging. From a recent Sober Look blog: The Unprecedented Chase for YieldThe major market […] via DollarCollapse.com http://ift.tt/QqKrQO

Ron Paul’s Warning in 1997

This warning from Ron Paul came in 1997: Ron Paul Rewind: A Warning Against Arming the BLM…in 1997! written by adam dick friday april 25, 2014 Speaking on the House of Representatives floor on September 17, 1997, then-Rep. Ron Paul warned of the “massive buildup of a virtual army of armed regulators.” Paul, the chairman and founder of RPI, proceeded to [...]

Loathsome Politicians

I abhor politics and politicians. Politicians are loathsome, a word defined by Merriam Webster as follows: … causing feelings of hatred or disgust : very bad Loathsome is the perfect word to describe my feelings. For much of my life I was in a pronounced minority with such views. My parents and most of my peers never held them. Michael [...]

ObamaCare: Democrat Voter Drive

ObamaCare purports to be a health care program. By eliminating all other options, it may succeed in achieving that role. However, it is also another foray by the State into areas where it has not business going and no ability to succeed. Its passage represents political pandering at its worst. ObamaCare’s passage serves two nefarious purposes: Allows the State to [...]

Liberalism Preys on Minorities

Liberalism is a disgrace in that it fails in everything it tries. But it is a malicious disgrace in the manner in which it exploits the disadvantaged.  Pretending to stand for the little guy and the oppressed, this malignant philosophy merely uses them to feather their own political nests. Thomas Sowell, as usual, cuts through all the nonsense in this [...]

American Exceptionalism

Zerohedge captures the essence of government today: It would appear there is one thing the USA is still exceptional at (given snowboarding is off the table)…

Emerging Markets Cautionary Alert

Markets continue to meander with a downward trend in the first part of January. Today is another down day. The following is an alert regarding Emerging Markets. Emerging Markets were ranked very low at the time of the January selections. In the basic asset sector rankings, this sector ranked near bottom. A caution was raised at that time.  Since then, [...]

Sector Performance

A nice summary by Prudent Trader: Four Days to Go by: Bill Zimmer Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 9:50 am With but four trading days left to 2013 let’s see how the Sectors stand up on a year-to-date basis.  For some perspective: Dow is +20.23%, NASDAQ 100 + 29.89%, Russell 2000 +30.34%,  and the S&P 500 +24.48%. 18 of 31 sectors [...]

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Unplanned Chaos

Jeffrey Tucker comments on ObamaCare: Science is glorious. But government is not science, and society cannot be managed scientifically from the center. Ludwig von Mises had a phrase he used to describe every attempt: “planned chaos.” There is a plan, and the experts are in charge with all resources and conviction. But the results are crazy, random, irrational, confusing, and [...]