Monthly Archives: April 2017

Still Possibly a Banana Republic: Take 2

Traders will be dealing with déjà vu all over again over a possible government shutdown and a string of earnings. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: After the disappointing US GDP figure last week, along with radio and Twitter […]

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LIVE STREAM: Expected Clash Between Antifa & Trump Supporters in Berkeley Today

As tensions rise to an explosive fever pitch between the extreme left and Donald Trump supporters, today’s confrontation in CA is already being called the “Battle of Berkeley 4.” Watch a live stream of the clash on Aceloewgold.

Artificial Intelligence: From Qian Xuesen to Alibaba’s Jack Ma

Alibaba founder Jack Ma: AI will cause people ‘more pain than happiness’ Jack Ma has also said that humans only use 3% of their brain power, and science understands less than that about the brain. So to say that AI will surpass human potential is ludicrous. However, he would not mind if the super-processor enables […]

A New Normal

Rapid Changes In The World It is hard to believe that Xi Jingping and Donald Trump met as recently as April 6-7. The world has changed so much in the last couple of weeks that few could recognize it from what it was the week before the Xi-Trump meeting. Instead of a warming of US […]

Don’t Kid Yourself, It’s a Banana Republic

Shut it down, shut it down. Investors have a busy week ahead starting with the reaction from the French Election. We have a ton of earnings data, economic data, a potential government shut down, and our first look at 1Q GDP. On the economic front, we have Consumer Confidence, Pending Home Sales, and New Home […]

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French Election 2017: Populist Le Pen & Globalist Macron Advance to May 7th Runoff Vote

In today’s French presidential elections, all of France’s mainstream ruling parties have been voted out. Populist anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen, and pro-globalism former banker Emmanuel Macron, will be facing off in the runoff vote on May 7th. Menawhile, both the French Socialist and French Republican Parties, which have enjoyed a prime spot in the […]

Doublewood: One Belt One Road (OBOR)

One Belt One Road (“OBOR”) is the designation of China’s initiative in its foreign relations. It embodies China’s vision that peace in the world is best achieved through cooperative development, economic, social and cultural. Along the various routes that had represented the historical Silk Roads on land (the Belt)and the Maritime Route by sea(the Road), […]

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Foraging Wild Edible Plants: False Strawberry

I found this false strawberry right outside my front porch steps while enjoying an ice-cold adult beverage. They’re tasteless, but easy to identify and fun to gobble up. False Strawberry The false strawberry’s leaves and berries look extremely similar to those of the real wild strawberry. Basically, they’re smaller than store-bought strawberries, with more granular […]

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Massive San Francisco Blackout Prompts Fears of North Korean EMP Attack

It seems incredibly unlikely that the blackout means North Korean attack fears have been realized, but the concern says a great deal about the perception of recent geopolitical developments.

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25 Big Reasons Why Trust in Corporate Media Has Reached All-Time Lows: A Visual Guide

If you are wondering why many folks are getting increasingly skeptical of the corporate media and elite politicians in this era of “fake news,” allow the below visual guide to show you 25 big reasons. Presented with minimal comment:

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Foraging Wild Edible Plants: Violets

Today’s plant is the very common and very easy-to-identify violet. It’s mild-tasting and swiftly discoverable in many backyards, lots, and disturbed areas. Eat the leaves and flowers.

Hitler’s Mein Kampf Back in Japanese Schools

Hitler’s autobiography ‘Mein Kampf’ joins Imperial Rescript’s return to classrooms… Actually, a lot has happened in Japan recently with the militarists dashing madly to bring Japan back to being a “normal nation”, meaning precisely what it was before it started the invasion of China (1937) and WWII. The push is led by Prime Minister Shinzo […]

A Nationalist, A Communist and An Independent Walk Into a Bar

This isn’t a joke, those are the top candidates to be the next President of France. And who does this picture remind us of? hmmmmm. French Elections: After Brexit and Trump, France is now saying “Hold My Beer.” The latest polls out of the French Presidential election are showing a 4-way race between a Nationalist […]

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VIP Pedophilia Round-Up: The Latest Developments

With the cultural residue of the scandal known as Pizzagate very much still clinging to the collective consciousness, we are seeing a drastic uptick in interest regarding cases of elite or “VIP” pedophilia and human trafficking cases. Claims are floating around that the Trump administration is cracking down on VIP pedophiles, which I can’t independently […]

“Arabella” Diplomacy

Ivanka Trump’s daughter, Arabella sang a song, recited the 3-character primer, and a Tang Dynasty poem in Chinese for President Xi Jingping and Madame Peng Liyuan. It is going viral in China. Forty-five years ago, an historic breakthrough in US-China relations was achieved through the Nixon visit to Beijing. It was dubbed the “Pingpong” diplomacy. […]

War, Huh! What is it Good For? Only Buying Gold

Well, that took long. All that American First banter and it took less than 100 days for Trump to bomb another country. Investors will spend the week watching to see if the Syria incursion becomes something bigger or if it’s just another blip on the map. Domestically, we have Michigan Sentiment and PPI during the […]

Xi-Trump Summit: According To The Script

This is what I understand to be the possible elements of a script anticipated on the Chinese side of the Xi-Trump summit. 1. Trump would kick off by asking for the sky from China. Xi and his entourage would remain silent, but flash broad congenial smiles at their host, saying without saying, “You are joking. […]

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Foraging Wild Edible Plants: Chickweed

When an unsustainable economic system finally collapses, the fallout can be devastating. No one can predict precisely what the next financial crisis will look like in the United States, but if food becomes hard to obtain due to a lack of money, a broken supply chain, or other hang-ups, even knowing just a few of your area’s edible wild plants and mushrooms gives you a huge leg up over others.

Xi-Trump Meeting

This Thursday, Xi Jingping and Donald Trump will meet for the first time.  Usually, meetings between US and Chinese heads-of-state require a long period of time to prepare.  This will probably go down in history as one that takes place under rather bizarre circumstances, but it may end up being quite significant. Bizarre Circumstances (1) […]

Waiting for That Reichstag Fire Moment

Investors have a busy week ahead with a string of economic data and our first look at 1Q earnings. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls, and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate: On Friday (4/7), we have the release of Non-Farm Payrolls, the Unemployment Rate and Average […]

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