The Tower Of Babel Comes To Paris: The Folly Of Obama’s “War” On ISIS

US imperialism was once a fearsome force—-mainly for ill. Under the latter heading, Washington’s savage destruction of Vietnam four decades ago comes readily to mind. But now the American Imperium has become just a gong show on the Potomac—even as its weapons have gotten more lethal and its purposes more  spurious and convoluted. There is no more conspicuous proof than Obama’s quixotic “war” on ISIS. The quote marks are necessary, of ... view article.

Obama Plans to Tightly Control Strikes on Syria

Ty's note, the most deceptive and foolish commander in chief in history continues his word games and hubris. Contrary to any successful military operation in history he is going to micro manage the conflict when he is not on the golf course or raising campaign funds. Absurd. He is contradicting every top level military official in the country. Ignoring their advise and counsel and history in particular. Isis is sure to strike within the US SOON. If they haven't already, as many terrorist attacks and killings go UNREPORTED by the mind stream med ... view article.

Scotland may find it has no EU, no currency and not much oil

Ty's note, today's Scottish referendum on succession from the UK is a bigger issue than most think. UK banks are impossibly exposed and levered to Scotland. You can expect a UK banking collapse if they vote to bolt.   Much of Scotland's projected oil wealth will no longer exist due to spectacular advances in energy science taking place at elite universities Image 1 of 3 Operating costs in the North Sea have already jumped fivefold since 2002 Photo: Rex Features By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard ... view article.

California: Measure to Overhaul Water Management

Ty's note, the EPA has destroyed California aquifers and agriculture protecting the snail garter, an obscure fish of no consequence. Now that so much damage has been done the state is confiscating what little water remains from its rightful owners. Socialism and central planning at its worst.   By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEPT. 16, 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state’s management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwat ... view article.

O.E.C.D. Calls for Coordinated Fight Against Corporate Tax Avoidance

Ty's note, uncompetitive developed world socialist welfare states have run out of other peoples money to loot and steal. No one in their right mind would locate there unless they are crony capitalists. The very term harmful tax competition says it all. We do not wants to compete, we want to control everything, making corporations their victims and buffets. This is one of the BIG reasons why the developed world economies CANNOT RECOVER THE ABILITY TO GROW. By DAVID JOLLY SEPT. 16, 2014 Dozens of countries with the most advanced econ ... view article.

Is the UK a “Nation by Consent”?

Many modern states are little more than groupings of conquered nations. Breaking them up into smaller pieces is all for the best, and this would also ultimately lead to more free trade among nations since smaller states find it more difficult to sow the illusion of economic self-sufficiency. ... view article.

Nowhere To Hide As Minority Report-Style Facial Recognition Technology Spreads Across America

What is our society going to look like when our faces are being tracked literally everywhere that we go?  As part of the FBI’s new Next Generation Identification System, a facial recognition database known as the Interstate Photo System will have collected 52 million of our faces by the end of 2015.  But that is only a small part of the story.  According to Edward Snowden, the NSA has been using advanced facial recognition technology for years.  In addition, as you will see below, advertising companies are starting to ... view article.

Party Has Gotten out of Hand Thanks to the Fed’s Free Booze. Time to Look for the Car Keys

By Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners: Our guess is that this stock market is living not only on borrowed money but also on borrowed time. With the addition of Chinese Web portal Alibaba, there are now 44 start-ups preparing to enter the public markets. Each of these has a valuation of more than $1 billion. The last time there was this kind of action in the IPO market was 2000, just before the dot-com bubble blew up. And the last time stocks were this expensive was 2007, when the subprime/finance bubble blew up. That was also the las ... view article.

Video of the Day: The Republic of Bill

I saw this video a couple of weeks back, but never got around to posting it. The Republic of Bill sounds like a pretty great place. Where do I sign up? In Liberty, Michael Krieger Like this post? Donate bitcoins: 1LefuVV2eCnW9VKjJGJzgZWa9vHg7Rc3r1  Follow me on Twitter. Video of the Day: The Republic of Bill originally appeared on Liberty Blitzkrieg on September 17, 2014. continue reading ... view article.

How to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market: Fibonacci Analysis

How to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market: Fibonacci AnalysisIn this article, Elliott Wave International’s Jeffrey Kennedy demonstrates ways to spot trading opportunities across any market and timeframe. By Elliott Wave InternationalElliott Wave International’s Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy… ***This is a preview. Please click on the post title or go to http://www.econmatters.com for full content. **** ... view article.

It’s Not Just the Police – The Feds are Also Militarizing Public Schools with Grenade Launchers, M16s and Tanks

Events last month in Ferguson, Missouri (read my detailed thoughts here) forced Americans to confront the frightening reality that many of of the nation’s police departments have been quietly, but consistently, militarizing over the past couple of decades. It’s one thing to intellectually understand that this has happened, it’s quite another to see cops deploy tanks and point sniper rifles at peacefully protesting U.S. citizens. Just as disturbing as the scenes themselves, is the fact that this has been happening ... view article.

Companies’ Stock Buybacks at Biggest Pace Since 2007; Companies Rewarding Investors?

In yet another sign of market over-exuberance, the Wall Street Journal reports Share Repurchases Are at Fastest Clip Since Financial Crisis. Corporations bought back $338.3 billion of stock in the first half of the year, the most for any six-month period since 2007, according to research firm Birinyi Associates. Through August, 740 firms have authorized repurchase programs, the most since 2008. The growth in buybacks comes as overall stock-market volume has slumped, helping magnify the impact of repurchases. In mid-August, about 25% of nonelec ... view article.

Venture Capital Risk Taking and Cash Burn Rates Unprecedented Since 1999; 47% of Nasdaq in Bear Market

Venture capital risktaking and burn rates on cash are at levels that exceed the technology bubble in 1999. Companies that haven’t made a dime, and perhaps never will, have valuations of $10 billion more. Curiously, it’ venture capitalist Bill Gurley who Sounds Alarm on Startup Investing in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. WSJ: Mr. Gurley, who often voices his opinions on his blog, Above the Crowd, sat down with The Wall Street Journal as part of a Journal event series called “Tech Under the Hood.” The investor ... view article.

7 Deadly Credit Sins

I recently wrote an article entitled the “7 Deadly Investing Sins” which discussed the seven biblical sins of greed, sloth, gluttony, envy, wrath, pride and lust.  These basic emotions have always led us to making bad investment decisions with our money when investing.  However, just recently I was interviewed by Fox26 News to discuss the seven basic sins as they relate to personal finance and in particular credit card debt. The point here is the same as with investing.  Allowing emotions to dictate our actions typ ... view article.

BCA Research: And The Band Plays On

I normally spend my mornings researching, analyzing data and building charts which then leads to a written work that I publish daily. This morning I got derailed doing some interviews, however, during my research process I received an email from BCA Research and their new report entitled “And The Band Plays On.”  The report immediately grabbed my attention with the following quote which sets the tone for the entire document.  “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as ... view article.

Saving the Vanishing American Worker

Ty's note, The only thing that will spur economic and job growth is the shrinking of leviathan government and the welfare state.  Runaway taxes and regulations combined with trillions of unfunded  liabilities combines to tell business to STAY AWAY as their futures will be confiscated one way or another.  Only fools would do so...   Eight million Americans have simply dropped out of the economy since late 2007. Let's get them back. By William A. Galston Sept. 16, 2014 6:53 p.m. ET A decent job for every wo ... view article.

ObamaCare and American Decline

Ty's note, Obamacare is just the latest extension of government controlled health care.q. It is the policies of insolvency writ large.  Just think of the crash in the medical industry if the government came off the buy side in all the subsidies inculcated including Medicare and Medicaid.  The highly expensive medical industry will collapse as nowhere is it producing more than it consumes.  A sinkhole of crony capitalism and unpayable promises.  It will happen, the question is when not if...   America needs a change of directi ... view article.

CEOs Darken Outlook, Slash Hiring and Cap-Ex Plans – Hope Now Focused on Share Buybacks (which just Plunged)

The word “gloomier” inconveniently showed up in a Reuters headline that described how the CEOs of the Business Roundtable – one of the thermometers into the brains of corporate America – felt about sales, employment, and capital expenditures. Yet, “gloomier” or not, these CEOs run companies that have been spending near record amounts, not on productive uses such as capital expenditures or hiring more people to push revenues to the next level, but on buying back their own shares. The Business Roundtable is an ... view article.
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