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Currency Matters

If you control food, you control people. If you control oil, you control nations. If you control currency, you control the world. – Henry Kissinger Guarding The Old Order The above is a famous quotation that some believe underlies Kissinger’s geopolitical realism, from the standpoint of the oligarchs of financial capitalism whom he serves. Ownership […]

Saudi Arabia: FOR SALE

Saudi Arabia thought it could sustain depressed oil prices around $50 (and maintain market share) for quite a while, but perhaps NOT this long. Around $75/barrel is regarded as their national finance break-even point. Plan “A” was to spend their way out of an oil price drop using an arsenal of its financial assets as well as […]

More on Harbin Unit 731

Many readers of this blog are asking an obvious question to the post, The Truth of Harbin Unit 731 – why is the truth of Japan’s war crimes coming out now? This is a very good question. NHK’s production of this documentary is highly highly unusual, and can only be done with very powerful backing […]

The Truth of Harbin Unit 731

“A documentary recently released by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has triggered heated discussions and calls for reflection in Japanese society. The documentary, titled The Truth of Harbin Unit 731, reveals the crimes committed by Unit 731, a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.” […]

China : A Middle Class Blockbuster

I forgot to mention in my post “Goldman Sachs Report and China’s New Financial Lifeforms” the phenomenal rise of China’s middle class: The 300-500 million emergent and rapidly-growing middle class is propelling new realities, including financial technology. It is a socio-economic blockbuster that will be felt throughout the world for a long time to come. […]

Goldman Sachs Report and China’s New Financial Lifeforms

Goldman Sachs Report Last week, Goldman Sachs issued the first of a series of research reports entitled “The Future Of Finance :The Rise Of China’s Financial Technology”. This first report analyses China’s electronic payment systems and technologies, characterizes them as the gateway to the future of the financial world. The exhibits in Goldman’s research note […]

Harry Enters World Of Wizardry

Harry Succeeds Philip On August 1, Prince Philip, more prominently the Duke of Edinburgh, officially “retired”. It was also announced that Prince Harry will assume Philip’s official duties. The following report makes one wonder if Harry has thereby also stepped into Philip’s unofficial (but far more powerful and dark) role as the Keeper Of The […]

War Between India and China?

All of a sudden, a military conflict is imminent between India and China. Three weeks ago, out of the blue, Indian troops crossed the Sikkim border and squatted 100 meters inside Chinese territory. They were held there by Chinese border troops. India declared that the 1890 border treaty between China and Sikkim, a formerly independent […]

Another One Bites The Dust

People are well-warned not to go digging after the Clintons. Here is another one dying of an apparent suicide. Or perhaps being suicided. http://www.ibtimes.com/gop-operative-peter-w-smiths-cause-death-might-not-be-suicide-reports-say-2565737 http://www.latimes.com/politics/ct-peter-smith-death-met-0713-20170713-story.html Reminds me of the Queen song, Another One Bites The Dust. -doublewood *For more, check out the following http://www.touchstoneconnect.com (TSC) post: ANOTHER CLINTON ASSOCIATE COMMITS SUICIDE – REALLY? WELL, I’VE […]

Important Documentary Series on China

An important 10-part documentary series on China’s deepening of reform, 将改革进行到底, are being aired currently in China. Here are the first two episodes. They are in Chinese only(We will try to find ones with English subtitles…). http://www.dzwww.com/shandong/sdnews/201707/t20170718_16175950.htm http://heze.dzwww.com/shxw/201707/t20170719_16060512.htm These are essential for gaining an understanding of China’s recent developments and strategic plans under Xi Jingping […]

Qatar and Beyond

*** In the Middle East, a friend of a friend can be an enemy, and an enemy of an enemy can also be an enemy. It is like an Opium Den in which every participant accuses others of breaking the law. *** A Powder Keg The showdown over Qatar triggered tension over two ongoing processes […]

Historical Pattern Of Financial Markets

FED Actions This past Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rate by 0.25%, the fourth increase since last year.  At the same time, it announced that it will reduce the size of its balance sheet by USD 30 billion per month, increasing eventually to USD 50 billion per month. When the FED increases or […]

Digital Transformation

The Background In Terms Of Big History The world is moving very rapidly in this generation. The digitization of data and its derivative phenonema have accelerated dramatically in the last five years. As the internet was being universalized, starting approximately twenty years ago, the digital revolution began to turn everything into data en masse, first […]

Is This How We End Up With PM Boris?

Another Gamble Bungled British PM Theresa May’s gamble of an early election ended disastrously, with the Conservatives losing its majority in Parliament. Aiming to secure a long PM term going into the Brexit negotiations with the EU, May chose to try to get herself reelected when she and her Party had a 20% lead over […]

Bilderberg: The World’s Most Secretive Conference

What is the Bilderberg “Club”? It is not what you would normally think of as a club. Here is how I would describe it. It is an international group of relatively high-powered technocrats and significant economic and political players assembled to serve the Western capital oligarchs. There is no vested membership, just various mailing and […]

China-U.S. Trade: A Good Deal

Handing In Homework The first group of items agreed between the US and China on trade and economic matters were announced a few days ago. As part of the results under the 100-day pledge at the Xi-Trump summit on April 6 – 7, some of these items dramatically demonstrate the benefits of win-win cooperation. There […]

One Belt One Road (OBOR) Forum

As I predicted, the US has decided to send a delegation to the OBOR Forum in Beijing (May 14-16). A total of 29 heads-of-state will personally be in Beijing to attend the Forum. This is China’s official film relating to the OBOR Forum in Beijing. You should watch it to understand China’s world views and […]

China – The Greatest Ponzi Scheme in History?

A friendly commentary and analysis from China-based “doublewood” in reaction to James Rickards’ most recent Daily Reckoning piece entitled, “The Greatest Ponzi Scheme in History.” Certainly, some things to consider… Shadow-Banking Worldwide The situation depicted by Rickards is nothing new. Last month, RMB 30 billion of fake wealth management products (WMP)came to light, which brought up […]

VIVE LA VOLATILITÉ

In reaction to our recent Q1 Commentary, there understandably continues to be questions surrounding the confounding lack of volatility and complacency that has pervaded global markets, despite the widespread distress gripping the global geopolitical arena. Many market participants and those watching from the sidelines have been left dumbfounded watching the VIX (Volatility Index) meander around […]

Russian Move Regarding North Korea

Re-ignited Cold War At this point, as a result of the sequence of events in the past few years and other bizarre reasons, the US and Russia have re-ignited a Cold War. One of the characteristics of a Cold War is tic-for-tac actions, dirty tricks, and doing things that would foil or complicate matters for […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

Hidden Forces

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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