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Thursday, 26 October

23:37

Sebastian Gorka: Lock Up!, 1861 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Sebastian Gorka: Lock Up!, 1861 Synopsis: Like most conspiracies, the big lie is defended to the end and seems impregnable: [insert Hillary] Then, suddenly it all falls apart in this case, in a single day. The truth is starting to explode into the MSM, with even the New York Times claiming they were lied to. Washington DC insider now believe that the Republican donor that initially financed the specious Trump dossier while the Republican candidates fought it out over the Republican nomination for president was former Florida governor Jeb Bush. That would explain why George W. Bush came out harshly against Trump in Houston at what was supposed to be only a fundraiser for flood victims because they knew this was about to come out into the open, and so he was lashing out attacking Trump as though that would soften the blow his brother was about to take later this week. Former presidential national security advisor, Dr. Sebastian Gorka and Fox News attorney Greg Jarrett tick off the crimes Hillary Clinton will probably spend the rest of her life answering for in one legal proceeding or another. [insert Fox] [insert Hillary giff} Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstil...

23:37

Networks May Cancel 10 Thursday Night Football Games, 1864 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Networks May Cancel 10 Thursday Night Football Games, 1864 Synopsis: Oh, oh the NFL is starting to feel the heat in their pocketbooks. According to Breitbart, player protests during the National Anthem combined with the over-exposure of televised football, is hitting the networks pocket books fast and hard. Network executives are considering immediately slashing ten Thursday night football games from their schedules to save money. The idea to cut Thursday night games from 18, down to 8 was first reported by Breitbart in order to reverse crashing ratings. There other factors besides the player protests. Televised football - both college and professional - is becoming over-exposed. In the past 10 years, the number of pro games has risen by 22% and the number of college games has jumped by a whopping 71%. According to Mike Mulvihill, a Fox Sports vice president: The rise in football availability is pretty dramatic. This is what drives fragmentation in every area of television. You can argue whether theres greater or lesser interest in the game of football than there was ten years ago. But clearly, whatever that interest is, its being spread out over quite a few more windows than it was ten years ago. Despite a small rise in ratings in Week 7, ESPNs Monday Night Football has plummeted 17% over 2015. Thats a big hit in ad revenue for the network. But ratings are down across the board. CBS is down 14 percent, and NBC is down a whopping 21%. Im still reporting from the one-time, free-speech capital of the world. Good day. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Shar......

23:35

Mystery Deepens - Vegas Security Guard Fled to Mexico, 1862 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Mystery Deepens - Vegas Security Guard Fled to Mexico, 1862 Synopsis: Tucker Carlson tonight held up a document showing that Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos fled to Mexico shortly after the largest mass shooting in American history now being called the crime of the century. Tucker Carlson asked 40 mysterious questions concerning the entire affair this evening. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/billstillss Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/6AZ8mDUbXpY

23:31

Russians Wanted to Corner Uranium Market, 1863 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 morning, Im still reporting on: Russians Wanted to Corner Uranium Market, 1863 Synopsis: Good evening, Im still reporting on the Clintons. Things are moving fast in Washington today. Just hours ago, the Justice Department announced that it would allow the FBI confidential informant in the Uranium 1 deal to be interviewed by a limited number of members of Congress. On Hannity tonight, Peter Schweizer and Dr. Sebastian Gorka summarized the outrageous revelations of the day. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/billstillss Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/-_G3LxZaFvs

23:30

The Las Vegas Shooting Wont Go Away "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Las Vegas Shooting Wont Go Away

Paul Craig Roberts

OK readers, you win. Yes, something is wrong with the Las Vegas shooting story. It is not only Tyler Durden on Zero Hedge today http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/mysterious-missing-vegas-security-guard-left-country-days-after-vegas-massacre, but Tucker Carlson on Fox News yesterday http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/10/25/tucker-carlson-las-vegas-massacre-questions-jesus-campos-security-guard-and-police-hung. Carlson raises many pointed questions that do not have obvious answers. The investigation does not seem to have been handled in the normal way that such investigations are handled. I dont know what it means. I dont expect any offiial explanation. And I agree with you that it stinks.

I also agree with you that the combination of the presence of crisis actors and actual victims who were killed, although it is not clear whether from Paddock in the hotel or, as witnesses claim, from shooters on the ground among the crowd, is nonsensical. What is the point of acting out an attack when there are real victims, which there seem to be, at least a few.

And I agree with you that if there were 500+ wounded, some of them are bound to have died in hospitals from complications from their wounds, but we have had no such reports. Yes, I agree that the medical trauma personnel who gave their opinion that it is impossible that there were no deaths from wound complications are correct.

I agree also that the total number of claimed dead and wounded, a number approaching 600, is carnage far in excess of anything that the videos indicate.

Las Vegas is like all the other cases. We are given a story that is full of disbelief, but we are supposed to believe it. The print and TV media, except for Tucker Carlson, doesnt depart from the scripted story. Remember the truck attack in Nice, France? Remember that there were security cameras every block of the street along which the truck travelled? Remember the orders from Paris to the Nice authorities not to show or release anything from the recordings on the cameras and to destroy the video evidence? Remember the Nice authorities accusing Paris of an obstruction of justice? The official story handed to us by the presstitutes never explained, or adjusted for, the extraordinary order from the French central government to the Nice local government to destroy the evidence. Why would such an order be given? Why did the order not raise a jillion red flags? What was being covered up by the ord...

23:23

Clinton & DNC Paid for Fake Trump Dossier, 1860 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Clinton & DNC Paid for Fake Trump Dossier, 1860 Synopsis: According to a story broken by the Washington Post less than one hour ago, the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the specious research that resulted in the now-famous Trump dossier which FBI Director Comey gave to President Obama to justify spying on the Trump campaign during his presidential campaign. Clinton lawyer Marc E. Elias retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm expert at concocting fake opposition research. Fusion hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer to write the document. Fusions research on Trump was funded specifically for a still-unrevealed Republican client during the GOP Primary. Many in Washington think this person was Senator John McCain. The DNC picked up the tab for the research once Trump won the Republican primary, and kept paying them through the end of October 2016, just days before the election. The bitter irony is that Steele has said that he obtained much of his research from the Kremlin. So, here we have Hillary Clinton and the DNC being fed fake information by the Kremlin in an attempt to discredit Donald Trump the most hawkish, pro-American candidate in the 2016 race. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF SeaShell Diamond Galleries, 808-338-9988, email: SeaShellDiamondGallery@gmail.com website: https://www.seashelldiamondgallery.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Ch...

23:15

The Vaccine Cartel: Largest Criminal Organization in the World Why Your Flu Shot is Probably Illegal "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Brian Shilhavy

If you are getting a flu shot this season, chances are that those who are providing the vaccine to you are breaking federal laws and they dont care.

The reason they dont care is because in 1986 Congress passed a law that then President Ronald Reagan signed which gave pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines and medical personnel who administer those vaccines total legal immunity for injuries or deaths related to vaccines.

As a result, federal guidelines for administering vaccines that are designed to protect patients are routinely ignored, especially when it comes to the annual flu shot that almost anyone can purchase in a pharmacy just as easily as they can purchase a candy bar or can of soda.

If you have a severe reaction, injury, or are killed by the flu shot, you or your family have no legal recourse to sue the manufacturer or those who gave you the vaccine, even if they broke federal laws in administering the vaccine (as most do). You must hire an attorney and sue the Federal Government in vaccine court, where attorneys working for the Department of Justice (DOJ) will fight you to try and prevent you from being compensated for your injury or death.

Health Impact News is probably the only media organization that publishes the quarterly reports from the DOJ listing settlements in the vaccine court for vaccine injuries and deaths, and each report clearly shows that the annual flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in the U.S., causing severe injuries and deaths each year.

The most recent report from September 2017 listed 275 injuries and four deaths from the flu vaccine. But the manufacturers of the flu vaccines and those who administer them take no responsibility and suffer no consequences, even if they broke the law.

Justice for criminal medical murders and injuries largely does not exist in the United States.

Information About the Flu Vaccine that is Required by Federal Law

You Must Receive a Vaccine Information Statement Prior to Receiving a Flu Shot

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23:10

Top 10 POISONS most Americans eat or drink EVERY day "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Top 10 POISONS most Americans eat or drink EVERY day by: S.D. Wells  Natural News If you accidentally sprayed roach killer or weed killer on your fruit, you would probably rush to wash it off, knowing it would make you sick if...

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23:00

Post Market Wrap Up: Stock Market La La Land, Money Velocity, Janet Yellen, MORE (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Post Market Wrap Up: Stock Market La La Land, Money Velocity, Janet Yellen, MORE Video Gregory Mannarino Video Source

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23:00

ACTION ALERT! The FDA Wants to Turn Vitamins into Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By ANH-USA

We must keep the FDA from turning a vital nutrient over to Big Pharma. Action Alert!

An important study finds that carbidopa, a standard Parkinsons drug, irreversibly binds to and permanently deactivates pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P), a key form of vitamin B6 in the body. The authors describe the essential role P5P plays in the body: [P5P] is required for the function of over 300 enzymes and proteins. Virtually every major system of the body is impacted directly or indirectly by [it].

Youre not likely to hear from a conventional doctor how this drug destroys a vital nutrient in your body, just as youre unlikely to hear how a host of other drugs interfere with the bodys absorption of key vitamins and minerals. (The FDA hasnt approved alternative therapies for Parkinsons, such as focused ultrasound, even though it is approved for similar conditions.)

Actually, the FDA would prefer you to take your B6 in the form of a drug. You may recall the case of pyridoxamine, one of three bioavailable forms of vitamin B6. This vitamin has many health benefits; indeed, we could not live without B6. Notwithstanding, in 2009 the FDA banned the supplement form of pyridoxamine in response to a petition from a drug company, which wanted to use it in a drug formulation.

P5P faces a similar threat. The FDA is considering a petition from Medicure Pharma to ban P5P because the co...

22:50

Some Common Combat or Tactical Knife Sharpening Myths or Misnomers "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Some Common Combat or Tactical Knife Sharpening Myths or Misnomers by John Brown The Survivalist Blog I know a lot of you out there in internet reader-land have heard this but here I go: How many times have you...

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22:34

Mysterious Missing Vegas Security Guard Left The Country Days After Vegas Massacre "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mysterious Missing Vegas Security Guard Left The Country Days After Vegas Massacre from ZeroHedge The mystery surrounding Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos grows increasingly bizarre by the day.  Following Stephen Paddocks October 1st massacre in Las Vegas, Campos, who may...

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22:30

The Stranglehold Of Property Taxes And Stunting Economic Growth Kory Watkins (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Stranglehold Of Property Taxes And Stunting Economic Growth Kory Watkins Video Crush the Street Kory Watkins joins us in this inspirational and educational interview, Kory is running for Governor and shares his unique insights regarding property taxes...

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22:10

99% of Crypto Investors Dont Even Know This Opportunity Exists "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

99% of Crypto Investors Dont Even Know This Opportunity Exists by Greg Wilson  International Man Nicks Note: The rise of bitcoin is creating profitable niche opportunities for those daring enough to take them. My colleague Greg Wilson has found a couple of...

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22:02

Both Sides are Guilty of Budget Gimmicks "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Both Sides are Guilty of Budget Gimmicks jgordon Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:02

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Policymakers in both parties often want to take credit for responsibly offsetting the costs of popular tax cuts or spending increases, but without actually making the hard choices necessary to do so. That would require higher taxes or lower spending in other parts of the budget. So politicians frequently employ budget gimmicks designed to hide the true costs of their decisions. For our leaders to address the nations fiscal challenges, these gimmicks need to stop.

One common gimmick is using arbitrary expiration dates to hide the true long-term costs of policies designed to be permanent. For example, if a member of Congress wanted to cut taxes by $10 billion a year without voting to increase the deficit by $100 billion over 10 years (the scoring window used by the Congressional Budget Office), he or she might write the bill so that the cuts theoretically expire after one year. 

The CBO would score this bill as costing only $10 billion over 10 years, because the law only cuts taxes in the first year. In the other nine years, CBO would be required to assume the tax cut would no longer be in effect.

But when that expiration date nears, the same lawmaker would push for it to be extended for another year. This continues year after year, with lawmakers never being held accountable for adding $100 billion - or more - to the national debt.

This timing gimmick was used by Republicans to enact major tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. The cuts were originally set to expi...

22:00

Congress Moves Budget in Wrong Direction With Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Congress Moves Budget in Wrong Direction With Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts jgordon Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:00

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that fiscal policy has taken a very negative turn with adoption of the 2018 congressional budget resolution explicitly calling for deficit-financed tax cuts.

In the face of a debt burden higher than at any time since the end of World War II and with annual deficits already projected to rise in the coming decades as retirement and health care spending steadily mounts with the long-foreseen aging of the population, President Trump and Republican congressional leaders are placing a huge bet that we can borrow our way to prosperity, said Robert L. Bixby, Concords executive director. Their enthusiastic embrace of a $1.5 trillion deficit-financed tax cut is risky business and deeply disappointing.

The main purpose of any budget should be to set priorities and make the necessary trade-offs. This budget, which the House approved today, fails that test. Its main purpose is to cut taxes, not to make hard choices and cut the deficit.

If Republican leaders had wanted to cut the deficit while cutting taxes in a more responsible way they could have adopted the approach taken earlier by the House, which called for deficit-neutral tax reform and $200 billion of enforceable spending cuts. The Senate, however, removed these two provisions. Whats left is a combination of enforceable tax cuts, phantom spending cuts and an unrealistically rosy economic scenario.

While justified by some as a way to grow the economy, the long-term effect of deficit-financed tax cuts would likely be to slow economic growth and make a bad long-term fiscal outlook even worse, Bixby said.

There is still time, however, for elected officials to chart a more responsible path. The budget resolution is simply a blueprint. It is not legislation. As Congress and President Trump now begin to writ...

21:50

Goodbye Western Civilization "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Goodbye Western Civilization Paul Craig Roberts This morning I asked why stop with labeling mathematics the language of white supremacy? Why not science as well?  https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/25/the-absurdities-mount/  I was behind the times. A professor at the University of California has written in...

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21:30

Steyn: Everybody was colluding with Russia except Trump (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Steyn: Everybody was colluding with Russia except Trump Video Fox News Author and radio host Mark Steyn sounds off on the Podesta Groups connection to the Uranium One deal and the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaigns funding of the...

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21:10

Bob Hoye & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bob Hoye & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. Podcast Radio GoldSeek Highlights Bob Hoye of Institutional Advisors rejoins the show with Part II on the Bitcoin phenomenon.  According to the mythical founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, in Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System (2008), trust...

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21:03

Hanging with Harley 102617 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hanging with Harley 102617 Video Rogue Money Harley shares his views on the narrative of Russian collusion that has failed and now revealing the actions of HRC and the DNC. Harley also discusses Trumps upcoming visit to China. Video...

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21:00

Mises as Social Rationalist Pt II: The Rationalistic Basis of Rules of Conduct and Social Institutions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Joseph T. Salerno
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Editors note: One of the most important analysis of Ludwig von Mises's social theory and his views on the origins of human society has been Dr. Joseph Salerno's Ludwig von Mises as a Social Rationalist. This essay sparked an important debate among scholars within the Austrian school of the ideological differences between Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek, enriching our understanding of the work of both great scholars. 

For the benefit of readers, we will publish during this week in six separate parts. Part I. The complete essay can be found here.  

Part II

If society and social evolution are emanations of the human will, a "will-phenomenon" as Mises says, so are the ancillary social institutions, customs, and rules of conduct which facilitate the establishment and smooth functioning of the system of social relationships. Law, the moral code, marriage and the nuclear family, private property, specialized occupations and professions, linguistic developments, and the market economy itself are the outcome of conscious endeavors by human beings to adjust more effectively to the requirements of the fundamental social relation and thereby make more productive use of the principle of the division of labor in achieving their goals. While these institutions were not created out of whole cloth by a single mind, political fiat or "social contract," they are indeed the products of rational and intentional planning by human beings, whose thoughts and actions continually reaffirm and reshape them in the course of history (1969, p. 306).

Thus Mises argues that "Compliance with the moral rules which the establishment, preservation, and intensification of social cooperation require is not seen as a sacrifice to a mythical entity, but as the recourse to the most efficient methods of action, as a price expended for the attainment of more highly valued returns" (1966, p. 883). In order to reap the benefits of social cooperation, each individual must refrain from seeking ephemeral advantages through actions "detrimental to the smooth functioning of the social system" and, therefore, to his own rightly understood interests (Mises 1966, p. 148).

Law evolves as part of the system of "the rules of conduct indispensable for the preservation of society" (Mises 1966, p. 149). The development of these r......

20:50

Geezers Dont Care! Marc Faber Defies AntiRacist Moral Panic "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Geezers Dont Care! Marc Faber Defies AntiRacist Moral Panic by John Derbyshire UNZ Review TDC Note What I care about, as a geezer, is the fact that people I respect have turned against someone of Mr. Fabers stature....

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20:30

David Quintieri: DOW 30k soon? Central Banks Trying to Trap Everyone in the System w/ Debt? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

David Quintieri: DOW 30k soon? Central Banks Trying to Trap Everyone in the System w/ Debt? Video Wall St For Main St Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, Author of The Money GPS and...

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20:22

A Case of Judicial Murder? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A Case of Judicial Murder?

John Remington Graham
 
I have been asked many times why I have intervened in the federal prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man who was convicted and sentenced to death in the Boston  Marathon bombing case where two brothers, on April 15, 2013, allegedly detonated pressure cooker bombs on Boylston Street in front of the Forum Restaurant that killed or maimed many people.

As I wrap up my career of fifty years as a member of the bar, including service as a public defender in state and federal courts, co-founder of an accredited law school, and chief public prosecutor in Minnesota state courts, I am apprehensive that my country might be entering into an era of judicial murder.

Judicial murder is the practice of designing a trial to get a guilty verdict, regardless of the facts, and a death sentence carried out.  It has happened in many countries in all ages.  It has been recognized as a threat of public justice by the United States Supreme Court in Powell v. Alabama, 287 U. S. 45 at 72-72 (1932). Judicial murder is followed by corruption and destruction of society.The judicial murder of Socrates was followed by loss of the classical civilization of ancient Greece.  The judicial murder of Jesus of Nazareth, whether son of God or venerable philosopher, was followed by the destruction of Jerusalem and the second temple. The judicial murder of Joan of Arc was followed by loss of most English lands in France. The judicial murder of Charles the First was followed by loss of the free constitution of England.  The judicial murder of Louis XVI was followed by 150 years of defeat, ruin, suffering, and chaos in France.  Judicial murder in the Third Reich was followed by humiliating defeat of Germany.  Judicial murder in the Soviet Union was followed by collapse of the Soviet empire.  If the justice system cannot be trusted, evil consequences follow.

My active intervention in the case began when I assisted the Russian aunt, herself a lawyer, of Dzhokhar file pro se papers in the federal district court in Boston, asking that she be recognized as a friend of the court so she could present evidence conclusively showing, by FBI-gathered evidence, incorporated by reference into the indictment, that Dzhokhar could not have detonated the bomb he was supposed to have detonated.  I proceeded in this way as instructed by the bar liaison officer of the federal district court and the clerks office.  Dr. Paul Craig Roberts wrote up this legal adventure in his column of August 17, 2015, in a way which draws from the judicial record, and portrays the scenario clearly enough.  The link is https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/17/fbi-evidence-proves-innocen...

20:19

Good Riddance And Look Out Below! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

There is about to be a changing of the guard in the Eccles Building. That comes straight from the tweeter-in-chief, who actually verbalized his thoughts on the matter during interviews yesterday: I tell you what, she was in my office three days ago. She was very impressive. I like her a lot. I mean, its []

20:10

Chinese Chicken Alert For The USA "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Chinese Chicken Alert For The USA by Catherine Frompovich  Activist Post Who, in their right mind, ever would have thought the U.S. would be importing cooked Chinese chicken meat with all the chickens produced and processed in this country [1]?  Well, we are, and you...

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20:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/26/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Today's Water Cooler: Zero-sum NAFTA, ISDS, Shattered, Trump weak, trade, manufacturing, Yellen out, value, rents, itching, zombie cells

20:00

October 26: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

When Disruption Becomes Its Own End These companies fight for market share with bleeding-edge pricing to disrupt, but equity holders and creditors, instead of punishing companies for it, fall all over them and bid up their shares and bonds, and thus encourage them to do this. Here They Go Again! Another Growth Head Fake It []

19:50

Markets Await Trumps Decision on Fed Chair "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Markets Await Trumps Decision on Fed Chair by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning President Trump is expected to nominate the next Federal Reserve chair within a matter of days. As Ive explained before, Donald Trump has the opportunity to appoint...

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19:38

Heard in New Hampshire "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Black Mountain in Benton, NH

"Black Mountain in Benton, NH" ~Mary Sorens

"Just enjoying a beautiful 70 degree fall day, hanging out on my deck!" ~Tiffany Hale

"Four days from forest to table. Harvested my first black bear with crossbow last Friday. Nourishing the family in the chili pot tonight." ~Iiro Lehtinen

"It was another beautiful day in the neighborhood! First we headed to UNH for Ocean Discovery Day. So, so much hands-on fun! Then off to The Colonel Paul Wentworth House to check out the Colonial Muster and Market Fair. The boys loved it! They asked alllll the people alllll of the questions. October in New Hampshire is my favorite." ~Jessica Bearden Paxton

"I love fall and changes of seasons in general. Ive quickly come to appreciate New England's autumn traditions which, to me, are exotic from a Cali perspective, and at the same time, familiar from my Scandinavian upbringing. We had a nice afternoon at the Pumpkin Festival in Laconia today with friends." ~Peter Towers

(Photo by Mary Sorens)

19:37

Abe reasons from a price change "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Heres the FT:

Shinzo Abe has demanded Japanese companies lift pay by three per cent next year as he uses his big victory in last weeks election to intensify his push to boost the countrys economy.

The Japanese prime ministers decision to give a specific number marks a deepening of government interference in private sector wage settlements. Last year, Mr Abe simply called for pay rises at least as great as the year before.

Would higher wages be good for the Japanese economy?  It depends.  If the higher wages are achieved through more aggregate demand, then they might be associated with higher employment.  If implemented via less aggregate supply (as Abe proposes), they will lower employment.

Consider the following two options:

If the BOJ adopts an expansionary monetary policy, boosting NGDP, then the demand for labor will increase.  This will boost growth, increase wages, and employment will rise to point B.

If the BOJ does not boost NGDP but Abe pressures firms into raises wages anyway, then employment will decline to point C.

Its very demoralizing that top officials in Japan the US and Europe continue to make the EC101 error of reasoning from a price change.  Over and over again.

Why do we even bother teaching EC101 in colleges?  Whats the point?

PS.  Now that taxes are in the news let me agree with Jeff Flake, who is calling for tax reform, not tax cuts.

Tax reform would be one of the very best things the GOP could do right now.  Tax cuts would be among the very worst moves they could make.

Its often said that the modern GOP exists for one purpose only, to enact tax cuts.  I dont think people have fully internalized the implication of that truth.  If and when the GOP does enact tax cuts and/or reform, it will no longer have a reason to exist.  Tax reform might end up being a major achievement, or it might not.  But either way the enactment of a major tax bill will mark the end of the modern GOP.  They will no longer have a reason to exist.

I have no idea what will take its place.  Perhaps a white nationalist Bannonite party.  National socialists.  But whatever it is, it wont be the modern GOPwhich will be dead.

PPS.  On the graph, I forget to label points B and C as a...

19:34

It seems they will ban foreigners from buying homes in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Foreigners are set to be banned from buying houses in New Zealand as part of a phase of new policies outlined by Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern.

The 37-year-old, who was elected as part of a coalition government on 23 September, said the new plan was designed to stop rising house prices and will apply to non-residents.

We have agreed on banning the purchase of existing homes by foreign buyers, said Ms Ardern, according to AFP.

Here is the full story.  Will the Kiwis be returning to their mercantilism of the 1970s?  She also wants to renegotiate TPP.  And here is the immigration update.

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19:30

Top Russian Anchor Exposes Hollywoods Hypocrisy on Harvey Weinstein Scandal: What About Polanski? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Top Russian Anchor Exposes Hollywoods Hypocrisy on Harvey Weinstein Scandal: What About Polanski? Video Russia-Insider The biggest issue in the worlds media might be the growing scandal around the famous Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. He has made dozens of...

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19:26

Halifax Estates Residents Gain Ownership of Mobile Home Park Community in Historic Conversion "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The residents of Halifax Estates, a mobile home park community in Halifax, Massachusetts, have been working to gain ownership over their community for the past two and a half years. Today, we are pleased to announce that they have completed their deal! Congratulations Halifax Estates!

With 430 homes, Halifax Estates has become the largest resident-owned community in the history of the ROC (Resident Owned Communities) USA network.

This is a community of people aged 55+ with a nine member board of directors, all of whom are women. Theyve worked on this deal completely as volunteers.

Read the rest on the Cooperative Development Institute blog

 

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19:15

Niger: Finally, A War John McCain Doesn't Love "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Ilana Mercer
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News first broke about America's Niger misadventure on October 4. "The real news here is that the US has forces in Niger, where they're conducting covert operations," this writer tweeted out. "Hashtag America First."

Official media ignored the ambush of the American Special Forces, until the story gained anti-Trump traction. No word came from John McCain. Three weeks hence, the senator from Arizona is making history. McCain, who has never encountered a war he wasn't eager to prosecute, is questioning the folly in Niger.

The senator from Arizona can run but cant hide from the pollution he has left along his political path. Republicans wisely rejected war in Kosovo; McCain jettisoned party loyalty to call for bombs from above and "more boots on the ground." At the prospects of war with Iran, McCain burst into song, "Bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb-Iran." The possibility still makes this war ghoul smile. Before that, McCain promised a 100-year war in Iraq.

Senator McCain's jingoism has encompassed Syria, Georgia, Mali, Nigeria, and China. Where the US could not effect regime change, as it did fecklessly in Afghanistan and LibyaMcCain would typically call to side with an imagined local "friend of America against an imagined "foe of America." McCain has many imaginary friends.

Where his target country was beyond US bullying (Russia), the idea of a resumption of a cold war was an option McCain liked. He is currently fulminating over a slight delay in sanctions against Russia. When all efforts to tame the world militarily fail, McCain is partial to the idea of UN troops acting as his surrogates, say in Sudan.

No war makes Johnny a sad boy. But now he's considering a subpoena over Niger.

Global Centralizer

Playing out in Niger are the permanently entrenched, unchanging, American foreign-policy interests. Keen observers will detect a familiar pattern. Once again, the American bias everywhere is toward a powerful, overweening central state. This conceit has put our forces on a collision course with the tribal interests America toils to tame.

Indeed, US foreign policy often flouts local authority. It certainly disavows separatists and generally discourages any meaningful devolution of power. Born of a loose confederation of independent states, America now stands for the strong centralized state. Our interchangeable lea...

19:10

Gold Will Be Safe Haven Again In Looming EU Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Will Be Safe Haven Again In Looming EU Crisis by Jan Skoyles GoldCore Gold will be safe haven again in looming EU crisis EU crisis is no longer  just about debt but about political discontent ...

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19:08

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bill Holters Commentary The next Las Vegas? Role-Player Registration: Oklahoma (Is This Where The Next False Flag Will Be?)October 24, 2017 Get PAID $475 to assist the Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas National Guard in Oklahoma City as a Casualty Role Player (CRP) the week of 30 OCTOBER thru 02 NOVEMBER 2017work4hds.com/apply Role-Player Registration: Oklahoma Human... Read more

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19:00

Dont Blame Morningstar for Our Own Shortcomings "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Morningstars Star System Was Always a Bright Shiny Object The ratings look backward and give a false sense of comfort. Bloomberg, October 26, 2017     The front page of yesterdays Wall Street Journal called out mutual-fund analytics firm Morningstar and its five-star rating system. 1 The Journals conclusion? Top-rated funds drew the vast majority of investor dollars,

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18:50

Whats the Price of Bitcoin Gold? Crypto Traders Still Arent Sure "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Whats the Price of Bitcoin Gold? Crypto Traders Still Arent Sure by Pete Rizzo and Rachel Rose OLeary  Coin Desk From $0 to $2,900 and seemingly everywhere in between. Bitcoin gold, a new fork of the bitcoin software, may not have been officially...

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18:30

Russians Wanted to Corner Uranium Market (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Russians Wanted to Corner Uranium Market Video Bill Still Im still reporting on the Clintons. Things are moving fast in Washington today. Just hours ago, the Justice Department announced that it would allow the FBI confidential informant in the...

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18:10

CONFIRMED BY EDWARD SNOWDEN: US and Saudi coordinated barbaric terrorist attacks on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

CONFIRMED BY EDWARD SNOWDEN: US and Saudi coordinated barbaric terrorist attacks on Syria by Adam Garrie The Duran The information further demonstrates the strength of Syrian resolve, even when facing the worst of terrorist onslaughts. The intricate role played...

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18:00

Crisis or Stagnation: Why China Cannot Develerage "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Daniel Lacalle
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The latest figures of the Chinese economy show a third quarter GDP growth of 6.8%, suspiciously in line with the government mandate and consensus estimates. However, it is not the top line that worries me. It is the evidence of debt saturation and diminishing returns of the central-planned model.

Chinese total debt has surpassed 300%. In the first nine months of the year, money supply has increased by 9.2%, significantly above estimates.

China has added more debt in the first nine months of 2017 than the US, Japan and the EU combined.

The private sector debt increase is a major concern. The vast majority of the largest quoted companies (c60% of the Hang Seng Index) have published results with returns significantly below their cost of capital, looking at Bloomberg figures. According to the Financial Times, zombie firms have soared as growth fails to catch up debt and interest increases. Additionally, in a situation that mirrors the reckless international buying spree of European conglomerates in the early 2000s, the results of foreign capital investments at ludcrously high multiples have generated a backlash for Chinese multinationals. The central governments legion of zombie firms (those unable to cover interest expense with operating profits), is comprised of 2,041 large companies with assets worth some $450bn.

The concerns over the mountain of debt is only comparable to the atrocious returns in a fast growing economy. A glance at the Hang Seng Index shows a leverage of 122% (total debt to equity) and 17.5x debt to assets, with an abismal return on assets of 1.33% and return on capital of 4.5%.

It does not improve significantly by sectors. Even if we look at what has been optimistically called new economy, Chinese companies boost a similar combination of weak fundamentals and poor capital allocation. The new economy, driven by high productivity sectors, is heavily dependent on strong capital markets in order to finance growth via bonds and equities. A surprisingly low non-performig loanb ratio of 1.74% is widely questioned, and Fitch, for example, estimates that the real figure is ten times greater than the official one. A weaker stock market and contagion effect of rising non-performing loans impacts the weak and obsolete dinosaurs and the nascent, thriving sectors alike. We saw it in Taiwan, Japa...

17:50

New Narrative: Weaponized Internet Culture, Stolen NATO Docs Used To Spread Nationalism And Subvert Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

New Narrative: Weaponized Internet Culture, Stolen NATO Docs Used To Spread Nationalism And Subvert Democracy by Dr. Fly iBankCoin TDC Note This would be laughable if it werent so terrifying to think this the new narrative. ####...

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17:45

Six easy pieces on autonomy, dignity, and meaningful work and play "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

James Scott taught us what's wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an engaging, high-spirited, and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing--one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. Through a wide-ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples, the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge, common sense, and creativity of ordinary people. The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life, from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself.

Read the rest at Libcom.org

 

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17:44

Where To Invest When (Almost) Everythings in a Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Now that almost every asset class is in a bubble, the question of where to invest ones capital has become particularly vexing. The ashes of wealth consumed by the 2008-09 Global Financial Meltdown are still warm, at least to those who never recovered, and so buying assets at nosebleed valuations in the hopes of earning another 5% arent very compelling to anyone pursuing common-sense risk management.

As it happens, I wrote a whole book on this vexing question, An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Times.

I cant summarize all the ideas presented in the book in one brief blog entry, but some basic principles will serve us well when bubbles abound.

1. Risk cannot be disappeared, it can only be masked or transferred to others.When anyone claims an investment is low-risk, theyre actually claiming either A) the risk has been obscured by fancy footwork or false claims, or B) the risk has been transferred to some mark, chump or bagholdernowadays, that usually means the taxpayer, as profits are private and losses are socialized.

2. Value flows to whats scarce. As economist Michael Spence and his colleagues have noted, conventional capitalthe kind issued by central banks and private banksis not scarce and therefore has little value. Ditto for conventional labor. This is why the returns on conventional capital and labor are so low.

Spence et al. suggest that whats scarce in todays global economy are ideas that create new business models, new productivity tools and new goods/services: Labor, Capital, and Ideas in the Power Law Economy.

This suggests an investment strategy of identifying whats scarce, or what will soon be scarce, before everyone else.

3. Many things that are scarce and thus valuable cannot be bought on the global marketplace. The number one example of this is of course health, which is priceless because even having millions wont buy your health back when its been lost.

Yes, you can get patched up wit...

17:41

Stagnation Nation: Middle Class Wealth Is Locked Up in Housing and Retirement Funds "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

One of my points in Why Governments Will Not Ban Bitcoin was to highlight how few families had the financial wherewithal to invest in bitcoin or an alternative hedge such as precious metals.

The limitation on middle class wealth isnt just the total net worth of each family; its also how their wealth is allocated: the vast majority of most middle class family wealth is locked up in the family home or retirement funds.

This chart provides key insights into the differences between middle class and upper-class wealth. The majority of the wealth held by the bottom 90% of households is in the family home, i.e. the principal residence. Other major assets held include life insurance policies, pension accounts and deposits (savings).

What characterizes the family home, insurance policies and pension/retirement accounts? The wealth is largely locked up in these asset classes.

Yes, the family can borrow against these assets, but then interest accrues and the wealth is siphoned off by the loans. Early withdrawals from retirement funds trigger punishing penalties.

In effect, this wealth is in a lockbox and unavailable for deployment in other assets.

IRAs and 401K retirement accounts can be invested, but company plans come with limitations on where and how the funds can be invested, and the gains (if any) cant be accessed until retirement.

Compare these lockboxes and limitations with the top 1%, which owns the bulk of business equity assets. Business equity means ownership of businesses; ownership of shares in corporations (stocks) is classified as ownership of financial securities.

These two charts add context to the ownership of business equity. Note that despite the recent bounce off a trough, the percentage of families with business equity has declined for the past 25 years. The chart is one of lower highs and lower lows, the classic definition of a downtrend.

The mean value of business equity is concentrated in the top 10% of families.While the value of the top 10%s biz-equity dropped sharply in the global financial crisis of 2008-09, it has since recovered and reached new heights, while the value of the biz equity held by the bottom 90% has flatlined.

...

17:30

Max Keiser & Michael Pento: Credit Market Crash? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Max Keiser & Michael Pento: Credit Market Crash? Video RT Max and Stacy discuss what it looks like when credit markets go nuts as the ECBs monster bond bubble drives euro junk bonds lower than US Treasurys. Max interviews...

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17:30

Pentagon Pushes Plan for Female Draft Registration "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Ryan McMaken
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The Pentagon is moving forward with pressuring Congress to add women to the Selective Service program, which will make virtually all young people eligible for the military draft. The Washington Times reports

The Pentagon says the country should stick with mandatory registration for a military draft, and it advocates a requirement for women to sign up for the first time in the nations history.

The recommendations are contained in a Defense Department report to Congress that serves as a starting point for a commission examining military, national and public service.

Congress ordered the Pentagon report, and the office of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness completed it in the early months of the Trump administration.

Currently, only male citizens and residents age 18-25 are required to register, for a pace of about 2 million each year.

Women, whom the government has never ordered to sign up, would add 11 million to the Selective Service System database in short order, the report says. 

Not surprisingly, the Pentagon, the report reminds us, wants the Service Program to continue indefinitely. No surprise there. But now, the Pentagon wants to expand draft registration so it can include millions of young people who had not previously been eligible.  

This proposed change will be couched in a variety of irrelevant issues like "gender equality" and "women in combat." At the heart of the matter, however, is the fact that the Pentagon wants an even larger list of potential forced laborers who can be paid below-market wages. In other words, draft registration offers and has always offered a list of people who can be forced to pay higher taxes in the form of mandatory "service":  

Conscription is slavery, Murray Rothbard wrote in 1973, and while temporary conscription is obviously much less bad assuming one outlives the term of conscription than many other forms of slavery, conscription is nevertheless a nearly-100-percent tax on the production of ones mind and body. If one attempts to escape hi...

17:10

Shot or Stabbed? Call An Uber, Not an EMT "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Shot or Stabbed? Call An Uber, Not an EMT by Chris Campbell LFB.org You made a mistake. You let the whisky get the best of you. You stated your opinion on a whole manner of impolite things to talk...

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17:00

Goldman: ETF Demand Will Hit a Record $400 Billion in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By ValueWalk ETF demand will reach a record high of $400 billion in 2018 according to Goldman Sachs. The bank lays out this forecast in its Flow of Funds: Outlook for US equity demand in 2018 report, which was published...

Where to Invest When (Almost) Everything's in a Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Charles Hugh Smith Many things that are scarce and thus valuable cannot be bought on the global marketplace. Now that almost every asset class is in a bubble, the question of where to invest one's capital has become...

Dovish Taper With No Tantrum: Patience and Persistence "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Marc Chandler The ECB delivered what the market expected in terms of the size and duration of the asset purchases. The ECB initial statement also included a dovish reminder of the extent of the unorthodox monetary policy.

16:56

Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The election not over, if you judge by the fact Hillary is still running for President. Courtesy of JB. Jim FEC Complaint Alleges Hillary, DNC Broke Election Law By Not Disclosing Trump-Russia Dossier FundingOctober 25, 2017 Today the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging the Democratic National... Read more

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16:50

Why GDP Is Fake "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why GDP Is Fake by Eric Zuesse Strategic-Culture Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is the most commonly used measure and ranking of a nations economy. According to the OECD and Wikipedia, its definition is: an aggregate measure of production...

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16:45

Vaccines are covertly injecting everyone with disease-causing viruses, warns scientist author of Plague "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Vicki Batts

Judy A. Mikovits, Ph.D., is  a research scientist, as well as the co-author of the recently released ground-breaking book, Plague. Mikovits has spent a lifetime studying autoimmune and neuroimmune diseases, cancer, and other conditions caused by chronic inflammation. Specifically, shes been studying retroviruses and how they contribute to the onset of these life-altering conditions. And in a recent article, Mikovits sheds some light one of the most concerning aspects of retroviruses: their unsuspecting place in vaccines.

As Mikovits explains, one of the primary sources of debilitating retroviruses is (you guessed it) vaccines. In fact, she posits that virtually all vaccines are contaminated with some sort of retrovirus, stemming from an animal family most likely because of all those lovely animal by-products used to create vaccines. For example, at least six percent of Americans have picked up mouse-related retroviruses, most likely because of vaccines. In fact, up to 20 million Americans are likely hosting a retrovirus thanks to an inoculation they received at the mainstream medical establishments behest.

As a primary example, Mikovits points to the controversial rotavirus vaccine. She writes, In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened a panel of experts to review findings that rotavirus vaccines given to infants in the U.S., Rotateq, produced by Merck Pharmaceuticals and Rotarix produced by Glaxo Smith Kline, are contaminated with pig viruses.

Mikovits explains that Rotarix was found to contain nucleic acids from porcine circovirus-1 (PCV1) virus. Similarly, RotaTeq was found to be contaminated with nucleic acids from both PCV1 and PCV2. The short- and long-term effects of such contamination are not fully known but the risks are still there. Ultimately, that advisory panel concluded the benefits of the vaccine trumps its risks.

While gene detection at this level was not something available to scientists until recently, Mikovits contends that researchers have been aware of the potential for horizontal gene transfer (HGT) for many years. So while detection may not have been possible, the potential risk was at least somewhat recognized wi...

16:30

The Next Fed Chair "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good central bankers make decisions based on what they believe is best for the economy, relying on evolving data, not on evolving political imperatives. Only two of the Trump administration's five apparent candidates to chair the US Federal Reserve fit the bill.

16:10

The Absurdities Mount "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Absurdities Mount Paul Craig Roberts In my October 23 column, The American Left: RIP, I pointed out that political correctness now bans the use of the words pregnant woman. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/23/american-left-rip/  One might think it difficult to exceed such absurdity, but...

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16:00

FSS Update: Atmo Test Thought Reading Crop Disaster Crypto Currency (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

FSS Update: Atmo Test Thought Reading Crop Disaster Crypto Currency Video Full Spectrum Survival Video Source

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15:58

Can China Fix Its Debt Woes? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Some positive signals came out of the 19th Party Congress, but reform will be an uphill battle.

15:58

The latest on low pay "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

To paraphrase the great Yogi Berra, making predictions is hard. Thats especially true of the future of the UKs labour market. After all, the current combination of record high employment and falling real wages is not a forecast many economists wouldve made even a couple of years ago. But new Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings data from the ONS provides some more clues as to just how the sizeable increases in the wage floor associated with the National Living Wage (NLW) are playing out and what this might mean for the future.

Without rehearsing all the arguments, economic theory suggests that at some point a minimum wage can rise too high and jeopardise the employment prospects of the very people its trying to help. Well have to wait a while before evaluating the OBRs estimate that by 2020 the NLW would mean roughly 60,000 fewer people would be in work, though theres little evidence of a major negative impact on low earners so far.

But one question we can already address is the NLWs impact on wage returns. The NLW rose by 4.2 per cent this year in nominal terms, significantly higher than the 2.9 per cent increase in median pay. As the chart below shows, this fed through into another year of progressive wage growth. After inflation, hourly pay for those among the bottom 10 per cent of earners rose by 2 per cent in the year to April 2017, easily outstripping the flat or falling pay for those halfway up the pay ladder.

The bad news in this mornings release is that the pace of earnings growth fell in 2017 across the distribution with the ONSs headline median weekly pay among full-time workers actually falling by 0.4 per cent (confirming the return of the pay squeeze that has been clear for some time in the monthly Average Weekly Earnings data). But as the chart shows, the shape of the change in 2017 is broadly in line with the one recorded in 2016. In short, lower-paid workers again fared better than average.

The pr...

15:57

Daily Digest 10/26 - The CIA's Deal With Amazon, Surgery by Flashlight In PR "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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15:55

How Many Hurricanes Must It Take? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Some relatively low-cost measures can reduce the toll of hurricanes....but do they go far enough?

15:50

Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar by Brandon Smith Alt-Market There are a few important rules you have to follow if you want to join the consortium of mainstream economic con-men/analysts. Take special note if you plan on...

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15:30

China To Issue U.S. Dollar Bonds Worth $2 Billion This Week (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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15:10

U.S. Deepwater Offshore Oil Industry Trainwreck Approaching "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

U.S. Deepwater Offshore Oil Industry Trainwreck Approaching by Steve St. Angelo SRSRocco Report The U.S. Deepwater Offshore Oil Industry is a trainwreck in the making.  The low oil price continues to sack an industry which was booming just a...

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15:00

EBI: Asness in Purgatory "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

One week from today is the 2nd annual Evidence-Based Investing Conference in NYC. It is an amazing line up of keynote speakers, including Tim Buckley, of incoming CEO of Vanguard Group; Liz Ann Sonders, Schwab & Co. Chief Strategist; Scott Galloway, NYU Stern Prof of digital marketing; Jim Ross, SSGA/Chairman Global SPDR business; Jason Zweig, WSJ, author Your Money and Your Brain

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14:50

Venezuela Joins the Anti-Dollar Crusade "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Venezuela Joins the Anti-Dollar Crusade From Birch Gold Group Yet another nation is taking steps to dethrone the dollars leading role in the global marketplace and it could have serious ramifications for the wealth and spending power of average Americans. Venezuela...

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14:50

Like the Palestinians, the Kurds Deserve a State "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In Western democracies today, few would deny the moral arguments for Palestinian statehood. But when it comes to the Kurds of northern Iraq, where the Kurdistan Regional Government already administers a well-functioning, semi-autonomous state, the West has chosen realpolitik over moral consistency, much to its shame.

14:45

Take charge of your own life: The first steps to Food Independence "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Vicki Batts

Food Independence is a growing concern for many people, especially as access to foods that are free of GMOs, pesticides and other chemicals grows more and more restricted. For many, self-sufficiency is a path not only to independence and readiness, but a path towards a healthier lifestyle overall. Indeed, dependence on Big Agriculture and other corporate schemes is a modern sham but it is possible to live and eat without depending on corporations.

You can even achieve independence from Big Food without having to start your own garden though that certainly is a worthwhile pursuit. As ProvideYourOwn.com explains, there are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make to become more independent and ensure you are not relying on the industrial agricultural complex on a daily basis. Some of the initial steps toward food independence are extremely easy to take but they are totally rewarding.

If you want food independence, one of the first things you should do is stop purchasing manufactured foods. As sources explain, changing the way you eat is an integral first step because it will lay the ground work for any other future steps. Reducing your dependence on manufactured foods is a great way to start moving away from Big Food this means eliminating boxed and processed cereals, snacks, soft drinks and other pre-packaged goods. As Provide Your Own contends, With one simple purchasing change, you can improve your food quality, your health, your finances, and your food security. How much more will these benefits be multiplied as you duplicate this change with other manufactured foods? Follow one simple rule when you make your food purchases; if it has an ingredient label, dont buy it.

Prepackaged foods are practically the hallmark of the industrial food complex; avoiding them is an essential step in food freedom. Further, these foods are often stripped of any nutritional value and pumped full of processed sugars and fats to restore flavor; youre not eating real food anymore.

Eating food prepared and cooked at home is another great step towards food independence. Rather than relying on pre-made or pre-packaged meals, purchase whole ingredients and create meals at home...

14:30

Fluoride: Poison on Tap "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Today, 74 percent of Americans on community water systems receive fluoridated water.1 Since 1945, it has been widely accepted in the U.S. that fluoride is safe and effective to prevent tooth decay. But is it really?

The 2015 documentary, Fluoride: Poison on Tap, seeks to expose what may be one of the longest-running and most successful deceptions known to mankind adding industrial waste, in the form of fluoride, to public drinking water. You may be shocked at the lengths to which corporations, industry and government have gone to make this industrial waste product appear beneficial to your health.

Fluoride = Health: How Did We Get Here?

You may be surprised to know the first American commercial use of fluoride, in the form of sodium fluoride, was to kill insects, lice, mice and other vermin. It was quite effective. In the 1930s, aluminum industry giant Alcoa was the largest producer of fluoride, releasing vapors into the atmosphere that crippled or killed farm animals and scorched crops and other vegetation. In those early years, many lawsuits were brought against Alcoa to recover damages from lost animals and crops.

Growing concerns about the seemingly negative effects of fluoride gas on human beings motivated the company to devise a means of recycling this potent industrial byproduct. The brainchild of water fluoridation was Gerald Cox, a researcher with the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh. He received a request to look at fluorides effects on teeth from Alcoa lab director Francis Frary, who was concerned about mounting lawsuits related to the fluoride pollution his plant produced.

Another motivation was the reality that disposing of fluoride waste from its aluminum plants was becoming increasingly costly for Alcoa. Previously, the Mellon Institute had been the leading defender of the asbestos industry, producing research showing asbestos was harmless and worker health problems were purportedly due to other causes. Using science as a smokescreen, the Mellon Institute was able to save the asbestos industry from financial catastrophe.

As a result of their success in using science to prop up the asbestos industry at...

14:30

Mystery Deepens Vegas Security Guard Fled to Mexico (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mystery Deepens Vegas Security Guard Fled to Mexico Video Bill Still Tucker Carlson tonight held up a document showing that Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos fled to Mexico shortly after the largest mass shooting in American history...

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14:17

The Massive Bitcoin Boom, and the Uprising of Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Boom Bust Bitcoin

CoinMarketCap has shown how the value of digital currencies has surged from less than $18 billion to nearly $180 billion this year. It doesnt take an expert to notice how the market has ballooned since Satoshi Nakamotos invention of Bitcoin.

What you might not know is that Satoshi didnt initially invent Bitcoin solely as a currency. In late 2008, he announced that he had developed an electronic cash system for peer-to-peer network.

Digital currency cant be touched or held. Its not a precious metal like gold or platinum. It doesnt look as dazzling as a diamond. Yet, a single Bitcoin is worth several thousand dollars more than the average American has in their bank account.  

In fact, from October 2016 to October 2017, price of Bitcoin increased by a whopping 720.6%. Meanwhile, the price of crude oil increased by only 16.4%, and the price of gold increased by a measly 0.09%.

You dont need to be an expert to work out which seems like the better investment option right now.

How Does Bitcoin Work?

Bitcoin is an entry on a huge global ledger called the blockchain. Its a fully digital currency that uses peer-to-peer technology, meaning it can operate with no banks or central authority figure.

The Importance of a Secure Digital Identity for the Internet 3.0

With the huge spike in cryptocurrency investment were currently experiencing, the digital identity security risk is higher than ever.  Because there is no organization handling the systems behind Bitcoin...

14:15

Study Finds A Substantial Very Strong Link Between GMOs & Multiple Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Arjun Walia

Its no secret that we are living in a time where chronic disease continues to rise at an exponential rate, especially within the past couple of decades. New evidence continues to mount suggesting that Genetically Modified Organisms (more specifically GM food) might have played, and do play a key role in those statistics.

A study published in the Journal of Organic Systems last September examined US government databases, researchers searched for GE (Genetically Engineered) crop data, glyphosate application data, and disease epidemiological data while performing a correlation analysis on a total of 22 different diseases.

Researchers reached an alarming conclusion:

These data show very strong and highly significant correlations between the increasing use of glyphosate, GE crop growth and the increase in a multitude of diseases. Many of the graphs show sudden increases in the rates of diseases in the mid-1990s that coincide with the commercial production of GE crops. The probabilities in the graphs and tables show that it is highly unlikely that the correlations are a coincidence. The strength of the correlations shows that there is a very strong probability that they are linked somehow.  (1)

If youre thinking correlation doesnt mean causation, you are right, but its important to consider taking into account the multitude of studies that clearly indicate the potential dangers associated with ingesting genetically modified foods . There is a lot of information out there, and our lack of support for GE foods comes from examining a multitude of information instead of just a study.  Its always important to look at a wide variety of data and evidence when trying to make the best possible decisions for you and your family when it comes to GE foods. The science suggesting that they should not be deemed completely safe for consumption is quite large, and goes beyond the correlation analysis that was performed in this study.

If you take glyphosate, for example, it was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating at an alarming rate. Over the decades, strong scientific evidence has shown how glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, that it damages DNA and encourages cell mutations that can lead to...

14:10

Spain Prepares For Violent Take Over Of Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Spain Prepares For Violent Take Over Of Catalonia by Elizabeth Vos  DisObedient Media TDC Note We will continue asking What Type of Government Do You Believe We Have? until more people begin looking at these situations, realistically, when it comes...

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14:00

This Teen Is Transforming Recycle Plastic Into Prosthetics To Help The Disabled "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

He realized prosthetics are way too expensive, so he decided to make his own.

By Brianna Acuesta

As an 18-year-old that was born with only one hand, Aaron Westbrook knows from personal experience how difficult life can be without a limb. Though he has lived his whole life without one hand, it wasnt until he was a freshman at New Albany High School that he tried his first prosthetic. It was a disappointing to say the least; the artificial limb cost about $40,000 and it didnt even fit him well, let alone function in any way he needed it to.

Instead of simply sulking in his disappointment, Westbrook sprang to action as he realized that this was a field that was seriously lacking but that he could contribute to. Using the 3-D printer in his schools lab, he designed his own prosthetic that had an elbow-controlled cable that controlled finger movements. The fit was much better for him, and he could have stopped there, but Westbrook decided to take his creation to the next level by helping others.

Since so many prosthetics are task-specific and you need a variety of them for different tasks, all of which leads to astronomical costs, Westbrook launched a nonprofit called Form5 to address the needs of those with missing limbs but without tons of money. The organization creates cus...

14:00

Early Market Update and Why the Crypto Economy is Here to Stay (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Early Market Update and Why the Crypto Economy is Here to Stay Video maneco64 In this report I cover the early market action from London on Thursday, October 26th, 2017. I also look at crypto currencies and the question...

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13:50

Bad Rabbit Ransomware: This Is A Targeted Attack "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bad Rabbit Ransomware: This Is A Targeted Attack by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan The Bad Rabbit ransomware is spreading across Europe not long after the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks. But Bad Rabbit is a targeted attack with widespread implications. A new...

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13:43

Gold Will Be Safe Haven Again In Looming EU Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold will be safe haven again in looming EU crisis
EU crisis is no longer  just about debt but about political discontent
EU officials refuse to acknowledge changing face of politics across the union
Catalonia shows measures governments will use to maintain control
EU currently holds control over banks accounts and ability to use cash
Protect your savings with gold in the face of increased financial threat from EU

When we talk about the Eurozone crisis we are usually referring to the Eurozone debt crisis. According to the OECD the debt crisis of 2011 was the worlds greatest threat.

In the years that followed, Germany, France and the UK led EU members in their efforts to stave off debt defaults from the likes of Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Spain and, of course, Greece. This was partly in order to protect the German, French and UK banks who had lent irresponsibly into the periphery EU nations and were very exposed.

In recent months one could argue that things were starting to look up for the single-currency area. Recent headlines report that the Eurozones recovery is firmly under way. Manufacturing workloads are rising and companies are hiring at their fastest pace in over a decade.

Of course much of the recovery is attributed to the ECB and their bond purchasing stimulus of 60 billion euros every single month courtesy of Super Marios Bazooka. This is unlikely to come to a halt later today in what is being touted as the central banks most important policy meeting recently.

EU purchases

There are a few different potential outcomes to the meeting, but none will address the new and very real and very pressing Eurozone crisis: the growing political crisis.

Political change: the real Eurozone crisis

Ever since the debt crisis exposed the cracks in the single currency union, the increasingly two-tier economy has caused more and more problems, both economic and pol......

13:30

THE AWAKENING Quantum Mechanics of the Human Brain & Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Human Brain And Quantum Physics Become Self

Aware Dr. Granville Dharmawardena of the University of Colombo writes that psychologists often speak of the mind and the body as two separate entities for convenience, but most acknowledge that they are intimately entwined. Yet none knows exactly how or how intimately. So the mind body problem keeps stubbornly resisting a definite solution. Philosopher John Searle (Mills Professor of Philosophy, University of California, and Berkley) says that todays philosophers are reluctant to tackle such big problems as how people have been trying to understand their relationship to the universe.

All these refer to the elusive relationship between the body and the mind referred to more generally as the brain-mind problem. The brain-mind relationship has baffled mankind for a very long time. One main reason for this is that it was not considered as a candidate for scientific study until recently.

Psychology and related sciences were able to continue for many years by either ignoring the brain entirely or at best treating it as a black box whose rules of operation could be understood without reference to its internal contents or composition.

The human brain without doubt is the most complex organ in the known universe. It is physical and biological. Therefore, it has to be amenable to scientific probing without the intervention of such considerations as the Gdels theorem, which states that there are statements in mathematical systems which are true but cannot be proven within those systems.

Consciousness on the other hand is neither physical nor biological. Therefore, it is a more elusive subject to deal with and Gdels considerations may have a role to play there. Attempts to understand brain and consciousness have been mostly based on restrictive Newtonian classical science and exclusively the material realm composed of matter.

Although the powers of understanding of human senses and the scope of Newtonian science are limited to three spatial dimensions, the scope of our universe is not limited to three dimensions. In fact, news theories hypothesize there are eleven dimensions. Many of the natural phenomena happening within our universe transcend the three dimension scene. Therefore, it is not possible to assume that the mechanisms of operation of the brain and consciousness remain imprisoned within the confines of Isaac Newtons three dimensional material universe. Just as the Earth was proved not to be th...

13:30

The Paddock Child Porn Connection Las Vegas Shooting Investigation 3 Pt Series (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Paddock Child Porn Connection Las Vegas Shooting Investigation 3 Pt Series Video End Times News Report Part 1 Today the FBI announced that Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddocks brother, Bruce, is under investigation for child porn. Part 2...

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13:29

Charting a course to better jobs in Greater Manchester "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, has just announced that he is looking at creating a GM Employers Charter to raise productivity and job quality in the region. As a first step the Mayor is seeking the views of employers, workers, trade unions and other experts, so its a good time to take stock of how Greater Manchesters labour market is performing.

Our research reveals five key challenges. Three are problems of the now, and two are issues on the horizon. They are: halting the regions relative decline, addressing the growth in atypical work, ending the pay squeeze, encouraging progression and ensuring young people can access well-paid work.

Lets start with the now. In mid-2007 the regions employment rate was 70.5 per cent, marginally below the UK rate of 72.6 per cent. Today that gap has widened: the employment rate in Greater Manchester is 71 per cent and the UKs is 75.1 per cent. To halt this decline more needs to be done to support relatively disadvantaged groups. Although the region has done well in encouraging greater numbers of older works, ethnic minorities and single parents into work, the employment rates for people with disabilities and those with low qualifications are the same as they were at the turn of the millennium.

Getting people into work should be a priority, but more attention needs to be paid to the types of jobs. Like the rest of the UK there has been a sharp increase in the numbers of people in atypical forms of work in the region. There are now 30,000 people on Zero Hours Contracts (ZHCs), 35,000 working through agencies and 170,000 self-employed. Though some workers value the flexibility these forms of work provide, research shows that people on ZHCs and those working through an agency are paid less than like-for-like workers, while the pay squeeze has had a greater impact on the self-employed.

While the picture on employment is mixed, there are few bright spots when it comes to pay. The region has experienced a sharper pay squeeze than the rest of the country, with male employees bearing the brunt of this. Typical male pay is 10 per cent lower than it was in 2009 and is below the level at the turn of the millennium. The only groups that have been protected are the lowest paid particularly women who have benefitted from the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW).

Turning to the future, the NLW will have a big impact. On the one hand it will significantly reduce the incidence of low-pay, cutting the number of people paid below two-thirds of the typical (median) hourly wage by 40,000 to 200,000 in 2020. On the other hand, it will mean that over a seventh of all employees in Greater Manchester are paid at or just above the wage floor. Employers will need to provide pathways and incentives for people to progress and government must do more to equip people with the sk...

13:24

The Great Moderation Never Ended "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In 2002, Stock and Watson pointed out that the volatility in the growth rate of real GDP between 1984 and 2001 was much lower than it had been between 1960 and 1983, a phenomena dubbed the great moderation. In 2004, Ben Bernanke credited better monetary policy for the great moderationmeaning, of course, better monetary policy under Volcker, Greenspan and (Governor and later Chair) Bernanke. Other people credited sectoral changes in the structure of the economy such as the shift away from volatile sectors like manufacturing to less volatile sectors like health care. Improved information technology that led to better inventory control and smoother adjustments is another explanation. Some even argued that the great moderation was due to financial innovation! Yet others said it was just dumb luck. The dumb luck view got a boost with the great recession in 2008. Subsequently, many people mocked the idea of the great moderation and those who had tried to take credit.

Yet it is now clear that the great recession interrupted but did not end the great moderation. Since the great recession ended, growth in real GDP has been much less volatile than in the 1950s to 1980s. Indeed, volatility has been lower even taking into account the great recession. In the graph, for example, I simply bound the peaks and valleys. More sophisticated measures show the same thing.

Of the possible explanations, we can now rule out luck. The economy isnt confronted with fewer shocks than in the past but rather we are adjusting to shocks more successfully. Overall, however, Id say the causes of the great moderation are still up for grabs.

One problem with most of the theories is that they predict more moderation over time. Manufacturing has continued to decline as a share of GDP, for example. Information technology has gotten much better since 1984. Financial innovation has, if anything, increased in scope. If you squint maybe the great moderation has gotten a bit more moderate over time but that isnt clear.

Better monetary policy does fit the data in the sense that it could have been a one-time learning (...

13:15

Decoding a Fake Reality "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Rosanne Lindsay

Reality is a program of beliefs we decode:

Disease equals Health
Fake news equals Truth
Wars equal Peace
Uniformity equals Unity
State-granted rights equal human rights
Slavery equals Freedom.

All is illusion.

As our world unfolds in multiple dimensions, we are focused in a time-space continuum (linear construct) with limited perception. Our perception deception in this reality timeline means that no matter what happened in the past, or what might happen in the future, we are always pondering it and creating it in the Now.

The power to restructure reality is only possible with the clarity of the cosmic mind. Unfortunately, as humans, we are easily programmed to believe that what we see, feel, taste, hear, and smell is all there is.

The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other peoples perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you. ~Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Our beliefs guide our perception about who we are and what we can create. Believe we are sick and tired and we are. The body responds to core beliefs. The cells hear what we say, they hear limitations and feel fear. If we love our cells, the body will support our beliefs. What we do in our bodies is pivotal to our multidimensional selves, as well as to other timelines.

The Structure of Reality

Reality is constructed in time and space in this Third Dimension. Time and space are frequencies which cycle in a looped timeline, which our brains decode so that we can experience life as humans. Everything cycles, from the seasons to the economy, just as history tends to repeat itself.

We live in a Matrix system that can be described as a grid, a hologram, or a game composed of electromagnetic (EM) frequencies. The hologram is information as light that is distributed non-locally. Our brains decode this information based on perception; how things appear to us. And as we know, appearances can be deceiving.

Ind......

13:10

THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ANTIFA "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ANTIFA by Diana Johnstone , Ron Paul Institute An historic opportunity is being missed. The disastrous 2016 presidential election could and should have been a wakeup call. A corrupt political system that gave voters a choice...

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13:00

The Importance of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Well-Being "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Anna Hunt

At the center of our bodies resides a long, wiry nerve called the vagus nerve. It extends all the way from the brain down through the chest and beyond the stomach. In addition, it connects to all major organs, including ears, eyes, tongue, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, and the colon. Scientists believe that vagus nerve stimulation can affect anxiety and depression, blood pressure and heart rate, as well as the function of digestive organs including the stomach, pancreas and the gall bladder.

Role of the Vagus Nerve in the Body

Being the largest nerve in the body, the vagus nerve affects more than just the bodys physical functions. Some research indicates that a healthy vagus nerve is important to social bonding and empathy, as well as our ability to make complex decisions. Mystics believe that it is also the intersection between our conscious and unconscious minds, the physical and the subtle bodies. Therefore, the vagus nerve may be the most relevant part of our physical body that relates to our peace of mind and happiness.

Clearly, the vagus nerve plays a critical role in our bodies, hence it is also vital to our well-being. People with impaired vagal activity can suffer from depression, panic disorders, anxiety, mood swings and chronic fatigue. Physically, vagal imbalance can result in irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, heartburn, unhealthy heart rate, and chronic inflammation.

Scientists have been conducting research on the vagus nerve to understand how it impacts our overall well-being. In their research, they found that stimulating the vagus nerve with electrical signals has the potential for reducing depression and anxiety. Scientists also found that vagus nerve stimulation can improve conditions such as epilepsy and obesity.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Exercises

People with optimal vagal tone are resilient under stress because they can easily shift from an excited state to a relaxed state. This switches on the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and fertility. As a result, these individuals often enjoy excellent digestion, optimal heart rate and good overall health.

Unfortunately, it is not always easy for someone to switch on the parasympathetic nervous system and relax. That is because we spend so much of our time...

13:00

The Latest Innovation in Inflation Targeting "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: John Chapman
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In 2016, I wrote a piece at mises.org highly critical of inflation targeting. At that time the idea of a 2% inflation target was fast becoming mainstream. Since then it has become a routine yardstick for assessing economic policies.1 It was a hit with politicians, liberal economists, and borrowers around the world because with inflation running below that level in most major economies it was a license to keep printing money. And now, with inflation closing in on 2%, the easy money crowd has done exactly what I expected and trotted out phase II: the new target is to average 2%. In other words since we were below 2% for so long, a rise to 3% or 4% for a while is somehow desirable.

The 2%, one-size-fits-all rate, was probably chosen for the reasons above plus it was an innocuous sounding round integer, which level existed for a while during some past economic upswings. However, common sense dictates that one size doesnt fit all. There are situations where zeroish inflation is appropriate, where healthy competition  internal and external  plus innovation and automation are rampant. On the other hand, during supply shocks, such as the oil crisis of the 1970s, higher than 2% must be tolerated to avoid disaster.

The scary thing is that inflation targeting involves deliberately inflating as a routine policy tool for managing the economy. This is a blatant departure from a central banks traditional duty to protect the purchasing power of a currency. In a massively indebted country, such as ours, downgrading this sacred duty multiplies the risk of instability. Nevertheless, the idea managed to work its way into mainstream thinking without scaring as many people as it should have.

Targeting may be short on economic merit, but it was brilliant as an easy to understand, reasonable-sounding mantra which could be chanted anytime the critics of excess ease appeared. I dont think we will be so lucky if the Phase II averaging idea gains traction.

As the long slow recovery continues and the labor market tightens, the Fed is under pressure to bring interest rates back towards neutral and reduce its huge balance sheet. This is bad news for the easy money crowd. A lot of bills for the...

12:45

Where To Invest When (Almost) Everythings in a Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Where To Invest When (Almost) Everythings in a Bubble by Charles Hugh Smith OF Two Minds Many things that are scarce and thus valuable cannot be bought on the global marketplace.  Now that almost every asset class is in...

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12:45

The Negative Agenda Is Losing Ground In A Landslide "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Eric

There is something rotten underneath the surface on this planet. There is a massive program of division, war, terror and hate that is in full propagation against the surface population and it is pulling out all the stops.

There are not many who understand why the world is the way that it is, but as understanding and knowledge spreads, so do the people who understand that this planet is not what it seems.

As more and more begin to look inside for the Eternal Flame, the spark of Source that is inside of all of us, the bigger the voice in the collective becomes that is beaming love and compassion to and from the universe.

The negative agenda cannot stand this. They are losing ground in a landslide. They are desperately trying to push their agenda of misdirection, fear and atrocity, as hard as they possibly can and they are pulling out all the stops.

This is a major clue that we are winning. This latest mass shooting in Vegas is filled with occult astrology, flat out lies and numerous eye witnesses saying that there is absolutely no way there was only one shooter.

It is getting easier and easier to see the lack of care, the disdain for hiding in the shadows as their system slips through their fingers. They are desperate.

When we can begin finding the light within, despite the maelstrom of darkness that appears to be on the outside, that is when we find the center. That is when we find the stillness in the storm.

Our world is a product of generation after generation of programmed psychological indoctrination into helplessness, fear, division, e...

12:30

WSJ: History of QE "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Very cool graphic from the WSJ showing the history of QE via The Long Story of a Whole Lot of Central Bank Tinkering. Quantitative easing, the once-unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank creates new money to buy financial assets, like government bonds, will most likely start winding down next year in Europe and

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12:30

7 Signs You Are Receiving Cosmic Information That You Shouldnt Ignore "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Your brain is not only a producer of thoughts, but a receiver too. Depending on what you tune it into, it will receive such information.

By Dylan Harper

Cosmic information is all around us. We are, in a way, pieces of this Cosmic information. Everything is connected with everything else, and everything comes from the same source, you, The Earth, The Galaxy, everything!

The way we live our lives can steer us away from the Cosmic purpose we hold in our hearts. Thats why, sometimes, the Cosmic Intelligence can send us messages and updates to steer us back towards our hearts purpose.

Sometimes these Cosmic messages can lead us to revolutionary ideas and inventions the world hasnt seen yet.

Anyway, we all get Cosmic Information from time to time. However, not many people are aware when these messages show up in their lives and most of them get ignored.

Here is how to know when you are receiving Cosmic Information:

7 Signs You are Receiving Cosmic Information

1. Sudden Inspiration

Inspiration is a mental stimulation to do something, create something.

It usually comes when you start scratching a subject you are passionate about.

Sudden inspiration is a sure sign that you are receiving Cosmic Information as you are being mentally stimulated to do something that will lead you back to your purpose.

2. Dreams

According to some legends, a part of your soul goes into another world while you dream. This is the dream world, a world between your unconscious mind and reality.

In there you can receive important messages from your own subconsciousness, and from the Cosmic Intelligence.

Having dreams where you get new ideas, insights and advices about things you cant possibly know, are a sure sign of receiving Cosmic Information.

3. Subconscious Signal

Watching a movie where you suddenly hear something that answers a question youve been recently wondering about. Hearing a song that tells a message you feel you needed to hear. Reading a sign on the street that resonates so much with something youve been asking yourself.

All those examples are ways the Cosmic Intelligence is steering...

12:15

What is the Matter With the Iowa ACA? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How a scheme to undermine the ACA hit Iowa particularly hard.

12:15

12 Life Hacks Every Empath Should Know "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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12:00

The Language of Light "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Barbara Marciniak

The avatars and masters have now permeated the gridwork of the world, bringing with them their own tools for teaching. The tools that are being utilized on this planet are artifacts that are not of your dimension, symbolic forms that literally have a life of their own. They make up what is known as the Language of Light.

You are implanted with a structure, a geometric form, which triggers certain information within you. It also facilitates, for those who work with you, the sending of information directly into your being. The large majority of you are implanted, and, if you are not now, shortly you will be if you choose to open and align yourself. No one is implanted who does not choose it. This structure of the Language of Light is a way of receiving information and energy to facilitate your development. It is a method of learning without doing it through books or through the intellect. It involves opening to the belief that there is indeed a hierarchy, immense beyond your comprehension, that has been working with humanity since the very beginning.

This hierarchy works with love, cherishes who you are, and has been able to see through the time mechanisms that are keyed into the planet to know that consciousness is ready for the evolutionary leap. There are 144,000 members of the spiritual hierarchy who are infused in the gridwork of the planet at this time. Each master has its own seal that represents one portion of the Language of Light, and you have 144,000 seals of energy that will eventually be infused within your being.

We have said that the cells in your body contain the entire history of this universe. Ideally, you will come to realize the existence of this golden library within yourselves during this lifetime and learn how to read what is there. Taking the spiral within is one part of the journey. The trick is to both go within and go without-and to realize that they are the same.

The spiral exists in many dimensions. When you visualize the spiral, you will feel that you have known it, yet at first you are only knowing one aspect of it. When you begin to grow with the spiral, you will realize that it has so many dimensions that you could spend the rest of eternity-to use your term exploring it. It grows. The spiral is the key to tapping into what is inside of you. Your DNA is in the form of a spiral. Spirals are all around you, and the Language of Light rides upon the lightencoded filaments that also descend in spi...

11:50

Mourning Polands Burning Man "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A man's self-immolation outside the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw should prompt a period of soul-searching in Poland. Regardless of whether the man was driven by mental illness, deep political despair, or some other cause, his message to the Polish people deserves a proper airing.

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11:08

Debt Rattle October 26 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Salvador Dal Living still life 1956   The Current Bond Bull Market Is The Longest In More Than 500 Years (BI) Get Ready For A Substantial Slowdown In The US Economy Natixis (CNBC) America is in Worse Financial Shape than Russia or China Kotlikoff (SMN) Xi Has Built Chinese

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10:15

Corey Feldman Risks His Life To Expose Hollywood Pedophiles "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Corey Feldman Risks His Life To Expose Hollywood Pedophiles from Silver for the People Actor Corey Feldman Exposes Pedophile Hollywood Elite Former child actor Corey Feldman (Stand By Me, The Goonies, Gremlins) exposes child abuse in Hollywood and blames the...

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10:15

North Korean Official Warns: Take the Threat of Strongest Hydrogen Bomb Test Over the PacificLiterally "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

North Korean Official Warns: Take the Threat of Strongest Hydrogen Bomb Test Over the PacificLiterally by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper International correspondent Will Ripley just told the world on Twitter that North Korea is very serious with the...

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09:45

Is Bill Clinton A Sexual Predator Or Just A Sex Addict? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is Bill Clinton A Sexual Predator Or Just A Sex Addict? by Michael Snyder End of the American Dream When dozens of women came forward to accuse Bill Cosby of rape, most Americans believed them, so why is Bill...

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09:30

Droughts wipe out enough to feed 81 million people - World Bank "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Although it is floods that grab the headlines and trigger aid quickly, a report shows how droughts have large human and economic impact that can last for generations.

09:15

The Dominoes Are Falling And It Doesnt Look Good For The Cabal (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Dominoes Are Falling And It Doesnt Look Good For The Cabal Video X22 Report The dominoes are falling and the cabal is in trouble. The Trump dossier is now linked to the Clintons and this is not a...

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09:06

To Live in a Doomed Society "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Were All Grieving. Only Some of Us Dont Know it Yet.

Its a strange feeling, this business of living in a doomed society. Like being haunted by your own ghost. But I will come to that. First I want to paint a picture for you, of what life is like.

The intellectuals. What can we say about them? They cant really process endings, by which I mean genuinely accepting, understanding, seeing the finitude of a thing, deep down in its bones and yours, because endings flummox the mind. Endings, like beginnings, are made of passion, sweat, tears, fury, emotion, pain, unreason. Endings are made of fire and midnight. Only in the middle can calculation triumph, and that is the only place intellectuals and their grand ideas really matter at all. And so now, as always in a doomed society, even the brightest only sing the already forgotten dirges of a lost golden age. Cut the deficit, goes the verse, shrink the government, goes the chorus, you know these old songs. The dim call folly itself a lost golden age, and suppose they will find salvation there, in tribalism and nationalism and so on. But the mistake is the same: neither can accept that this is the end, much less look forward beyond that end. The intellectuals of a society are its mind, and the intellect of a doomed society is a mind that somehow got lost in a labyrinth of broken dreams, and cannot even find its way to the end, let alone past it.

The artists, of course, feel doom impending acutely, in their hearts. And so they make their films and write their books and the more outrageous they are, the more we enjoy them. Zombies and aliens and catastrophes and refugees, maybe even all furiously warring with each other. But art cannot really celebrate a fall, only memorialize it, unless it is a descent beyond death, which also contains in it a rise, because art, if it is anything at all, is an elevation. The elevation of the values of an age, whether they are freedom and justice or even humility and sacrifice. That is why we look back at chipped and broken old statues with reverence, precisely because they once shone with meaning, and offer us some still, not because they were hollow monuments to despair. So while art can entertain a doomed society, just as it does now, five hundred high-res channels of the climactic pornography of ruin, the art of a doomed society too, which is barely art at all, only vaudeville skits played out atop the collapse of a whole world, is doomed never to truly be remembered, treasured, loved.

And then there is you and me. Some ages have of prophets of doom. We have profiteers of doom. You and me are those of us who couldnt bring ourselves to be profiteers of doom, simple minds, who, even if we felt the earthquake coming, chose not to be the flood. We remained civilized. And being civ...

07:59

Ilargi: Is Capitalism Dead or Merely Dying? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

None other than New Zealand's prime minister has issued a blistering critique of capitalism. Can it be saved from itself?

07:46

Phoney Trump-Russia dossier was funded by Clinton camp and DNC "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer is caught up in more fallout following a report that the Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the infamous Trump-Russia dossier alleging collusion. Another journalist claims he was misled by the lawyer. On Tuesday, the report alleged that Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the 2016 Clinton campaign, along with

07:45

G. Edward Griffin: Blockchain a Double-Edge Sword FED Expose (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

G. Edward Griffin: Blockchain a Double-Edge Sword FED Expose Video Portfolio Wealth Global Video Source

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07:21

Damsel in Distress! Need Help with Philadelphia Meetup Location! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hope readers can assist with finding a meetup venue in Philly proper....

06:57

Empowering local communities to finance their clean energy future "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Solar power is efficient and its cost has declined over the years. With enough money pooled at the village-level and supported by international green financing, communities can become energy secure through solar power generation.

06:23

How simple can tax reform get? (from the comments) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The corporate income tax could be reduced to zero if all corporations were treated as pass-thrus. However, for a variety of technical and practical reasons (too lengthy to discuss here), that is not feasible. Under the current regime, many businesses have the option to be treated as pass-thrus (e.g., LLCs and partnerships) and thus taxed only once at the individual rate, but for most publicly traded and very large entities, entities with foreign shareholders, etc., that is not possible or practical. One could also consider an imputation system such as used by the UK, but that is also messy.

The ideal system should treat all income at the same rate, regardless of the form of business. Currently, corporate income (including distributions) is subject to a higher rate than income from non-corporate entities. The federal marginal rate is currently 48 percent (35% + (.20 x .65) = 48%) compared with a marginal rate of 39.6% on ordinary income. These rates should be equalized and, preferably, the rate of corporate tax and the rate on distributions should also be roughly equal in order not to discourage corporate re-investment over distributions or vice versa and therefore avoid undue distortion regarding decisions on the allocation of capital. Thus, at the current marginal rate of 39.6%, the current proposal of a corporate rate of 25% would roughly achieve this with the current dividend marginal rate of 20% (25% + (.20 x .75) = 40%). Progressivity can be achieved (as it currently is) through progressive rates on the dividends/capital gains.

As someone who spent an entire professional career in the business, I find it amusing and naive that economists who lack any detailed knowledge of the Code or practical experience with its administration think its easy to radically simplify the tax code, make it fair to everyone, eliminate all tax avoidance, all at the same time! The three are simply not feasible simultaneously. As a wise man once said, the life of the law has not been logic, but experience.

The experience has also been that we need more than one type of tax in order to prevent the inevitable tax planning around one or the other. The system is complicated, but it is a result of a considerable amount of trial and error and political compromises. It can be made better, yes, but Trumps promises are more credible than those who promise a one page tax code.

That is from Vivian Darkbloom.  And from another Vivian comment:

1. so just tax that person. Please explain how, absent a corporate income tax, the US is going to effectively tax foreig...

05:50

The Dominoes Are Falling As President Trump Starts Taking The Deep State Down "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Dominoes Are Falling As President Trump Starts Taking The Deep State Down Virtual Bombs Are Exploding In Their Faces by Susan Duclos All News Pipeline We are witnessing the biggest take down of globalists and the much...

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05:30

Trump Vows to Save Americans From Congres "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Trump Vows to Save Americans From Congres by Brain Maher Daily Reckoning Reports surfaced Friday that Republican lawmakers are fixing to tamper with a popular tax provision If rumors are to be credited, the proposal would cap the annual...

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05:17

Where To Invest When (Almost) Everything's in a Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Many things that are scarce and thus valuable cannot be bought on the global marketplace.
Now that almost every asset class is in a bubble, the question of where to invest one's capital has become particularly vexing. The ashes of wealth consumed by the 2008-09 Global Financial Meltdown are still warm, at least to those who never recovered, and so buying assets at nosebleed valuations in the hopes of earning another 5% aren't very compelling to anyone pursuing common-sense risk management.
As it happens, I wrote a whole book on this vexing question, An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Times.
I can't summarize all the ideas presented in the book in one brief blog entry, but some basic principles will serve us well when bubbles aboun...

05:10

The Economy Is Collapsing One City At A Time (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Economy Is Collapsing One City At A Time Video X22 Report Home ownership has declined in Canada and in many parts of the world. Someone purchased a huge amount gold future contracts which pushed the gold price up....

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04:50

In Remembrance of the October Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In Remembrance of the October Revolution by Antonius Aquinas The Communist monster, Vladimir Lenin This October marks the centennial anniversary of the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and the establishment of Soviet-style Communism which tragically, for the Russian people, would last...

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04:35

China's outward public investmentgood news for the environment and tackling poverty? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It's been a busy six months for China's outward public investment. Paul Steele, IIED's chief economist, reviews what's been happening and whether it's good news for the environment and development.

04:30

Party Like Its 1999 (or 2008 or 1987 or 1929) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Party Like Its 1999 (or 2008 or 1987 or 1929) by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics To paraphrase the highly regarded fund manager and notable bear, John Hussman, you can look like an idiot before a Bubble pops or...

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04:12

On path to de-dollarization: World tired of funding US military adventurism Max Keiser (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

On path to de-dollarization: World tired of funding US military adventurism Max Keiser Video RT One of the worlds top energy importers, China, is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts...

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04:10

This Major Warning Indicator Just Hit The Highest Level Since 1987 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Major Warning Indicator Just Hit The Highest Level Since 1987 from King World News With stocks hitting new all-time highs once again last week, this major warning indicator just hit the highest level since 1987. Highest Level Since Early...

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04:00

Whats Inside All the iPhones "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Click to see whats inside by model. Source: Bloomberg

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04:00

Combating food waste: A modern-day issue requires a modern-day solution "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Monitoring food shipments with blockchain technology brings a huge range of possibilities of cutting food waste.

03:45

Las Vegas Shooters Brother Arrested For Child Pornography (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Las Vegas Shooters Brother Arrested For Child Pornography Video Stefan Molyneux A younger brother of the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, was just arrested on Wednesday for possession of child pornography. The arrest of Bruce Paddock comes on the...

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03:25

FSC mulls rule change to allow certification for recent deforesters "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A motion passed at the FSC General Assembly meeting on October 13 indicates that the organisation will pursue a change to its rules allowing companies that have converted forests to plantations since 1994 to go for certification.

03:20

Strange Things Happening In The Paper Gold Market "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Strange Things Happening In The Paper Gold Market by John Rubino Dollar Collapse Back in September the hedge funds that speculate with gold futures contracts got extremely bullish, which since speculators are usually wrong when theyre overexcited ...

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03:06

These Indicators Are A Good Predictor Of When The Crash Might Occur: David Quintieri "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

These Indicators Are A Good Predictor Of When The Crash Might Occur: David Quintieri X22 Report Video Source

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02:55

Central Banks Are Now Cornered "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Central Banks Are Now Cornered by Graham Summers Gains Pains Capital Central Banks are in VERY serious trouble. By creating a bubble in sovereign bonds, which I call The Everything Bubble, they were hoping to corner all risk. The problem with...

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02:48

Precious Metals Market Update Tom Cloud 102517 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Precious Metals Market Update Tom Cloud 102517 Video Follow the Money Video Source

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02:39

OKeefe Responds to Not a Journalist claim from NYTs Dean Baquet (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

OKeefe Responds to Not a Journalist claim from NYTs Dean Baquet Video Veritas Visuals New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet just cant stop talking about Veritas. On a segment on CSPAN, Baquet continued his verbal assault on James...

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02:30

Post Market Wrap Up PLUS! An Important Message (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Post Market Wrap Up PLUS! An Important Message Video Gregory Mannarino Video Source

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02:14

FEC Complaint Alleges Hillary, DNC Broke Election Law By Not Disclosing Trump-Russia Dossier Funding "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

FEC Complaint Alleges Hillary, DNC Broke Election Law By Not Disclosing Trump-Russia Dossier Funding from ZeroHedge Today the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clintons 2016 campaign...

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02:05

Bullion Banks Once Again Target Golds 200-Day Moving Average "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bullion Banks Once Again Target Golds 200-Day Moving Average by Craig Hemke Sprott Money News In the hope of inspiring Comex speculator liquidation, The Banks are once again targeting golds 200-day moving average. Twice previously this year, The Banks...

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01:40

Man Died Of Flesh Eating Bacteria After Helping With Hurricane Harvey Relief "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Man Died Of Flesh Eating Bacteria After Helping With Hurricane Harvey Relief by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan Two months after making landfall in Texas, Hurricane Harvey has claimed another victim.  This time, a man who helped repair flooded homes has...

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00:27

Iran sentences Mossad spy to death over assassinations of nuclear scientists "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.rt.com/news/407683-mossad-agent-death-sentence-iran/

An alleged spy for Israels Mossad intelligence service has been sentenced to death in Iran after he was found guilty of being involved in a string of assassinations of Irans nuclear scientists, according to prosecutors in Tehran.

One of the crimes of the convict has been disclosing the address and some details of 30 important figures involved in (the countrys) research, military and nuclear projects, including (Iranian nuclear scientists) martyrs, Shahriari and Ali- Mohammadi, to Mossad intelligence officers which led to their assassination and martyrdom, Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said, as cited by a judiciary news website Tuesday under the caption An execution of Mossad agent.

Over the last decade, at least four senior nuclear researchers had been...

00:25

Threats to Digital Wealth Point Up Need for Tangible Backup "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Threats to Digital Wealth Point Up Need for Tangible Backup by Stefan Gleason Money Metals Recent high-profile cyber security breaches at Equifax and other financial institutions highlight the perils of an all-digital economy. When wealth can be evaporated or...

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00:20

Kathy Griffin interview The Project 24 October 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

i stumbled into this interview two nights ago..a few things interested me..

the name calling..which didnt bring the rapturous applause she was craving no matter how many times she said nazi..

then the kicker..the host gasps at how clooney told them he had no idea what harvey was doing..griffen snuffs that out straight away and the looks on the rest of the panels faces is priceless..she then goes on to bash most of hollywood..but..and you will hear her say it..she claims all the middle aged, white heads of hollywood do this..she forgot one extra word..can you name the word?

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00:14

Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41677332

Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein has delivered a hint that Frankfurt will become a key European base for the Wall Street giant post-Brexit.

He tweeted: Just left Frankfurt. Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because Ill be spending a lot more time there. #Brexit.

The firm, which is known to have taken office space in Frankfurt, employs about 6,000 people in London.

Banks are particularly worried the UK will fail to strike an EU trade deal.

The firms fear that after Britain leaves the EU their businesses will lose passporting rights, which allows them to sell financial services across borders.

Earlier this month, the Wall Street bank said it had agreed to lease office space at a new building in Frankfurt giving it space for up to 1,000 staff.

That would be five times the current staff of 200 and see the Wall Street giant bolstering activities including trading, investment banking and asset management.

Wolfgang Fink, Goldmans co-head in Germany, said in September that the bank may triple or quadruple its headcount in the country. The bank is also thought to be looking at expanding its operation in Paris.

Several international banks, insurers and asset managers are preparing to shift portions of their UK operations to the continent in preparation for Britains divorce from the EU.

Frankfurt has emerged as the biggest beneficiary so far. Standard Chartered has committed to expanding or establishing offices in Germany, Citigroup has notified its bankers of plans to bolster its Frankfurt office, creating 150 jobs, and Morgan Stanley is on track to move as many as 200 staff.

The prime ministers spokesman said No 10 would not comment on each statement made about Brexit, but added: London is and will remain the worlds leading financial centre.

We have the breadth of talent, legal system, regulation and deep pools of capital that are simply unrivalled by centres in Europe.

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really lloyd?...

00:10

Facespook! Social media giant becomes an arm of US intel "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/407078-facebook-social-media-intelligence-censorship/

Facebook, the worlds top social media platform, is reportedly seeking to hire hundreds of employees with US national security clearance licenses.

Purportedly with the aim of weeding out fake news and foreign meddling in elections.

If that plan, reported by Bloomberg, sounds sinister, thats because it is. For what it means is that people who share the same worldview as US intelligence agencies, the agencies who formulate classified information, will have a direct bearing on what millions of consumers on Facebook are permitted to access.

Its as close to outright US government censorship on the internet as one can dare to imagine, and this on a nomin...

00:09

President Trump Press Conference on Jeff Flake & Fake Russia Dossier (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

President Trump Press Conference on Jeff Flake & Fake Russia Dossier Video Trump Speeches Video Source

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00:00

Hillary Caught Conspiring with Russia to Frame Trump (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hillary Caught Conspiring with Russia to Frame Trump Video Mark Dice Hillary Clinton caught conspiring with the Russians! She even paid for the Trump Dossier. Video Source

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23:57

Gold Is Valuable Due to Extreme Rarity Must See CNN Video "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Is Valuable Due to Extreme Rarity Must See CNN Video by Jan Skoyles Gold Core Golds value due to exceptional rarity: 0.00000002% of earths crust is gold Golds allure and psychology behind it are steeped...

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23:35

Surviving Cancer 16 years latereverything new is well forgotten old "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Surviving Cancer 16 years latereverything new is well forgotten old By Thomasina Copenhaver  Natural News My husband is a sixteen-year cancer survivor. When he was diagnosed in 2001 there were no books, no seminars and very few options for Acinic cell...

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23:10

Pay Any Price "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Pay Any Price by Robert Gore Straight Line Logic Empires get stupider and more corrupt as they age. Why are US Green Berets, four of whom were recently killed, in Niger? Why does the US have at least 36...

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22:45

Day 5.1 Awan Contra US Uranium One Going To Iran (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Day 5.1 Awan Contra US Uranium One Going To Iran Video George Webb Video Source

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22:20

Marc Faber, Freedom of Speech & Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Marc Faber, Freedom of Speech & Capitalism Author Jayant Bhandari  Acting Man Political Correctness Hampers Honest Debate What would the world be like today had Europeans never colonized Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and South Asia?  ...

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21:55

10 Seeds You Need for the Survival Garden "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

10 Seeds You Need for the Survival Garden by Tess Pennington Ready Nutrition There are many different types of emergencies that can have long-term repercussions on our way of life. One of those impacts is on our food system....

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21:30

Is the Bond Market Pointing to a Receding Tide of Liquidity? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is the Bond Market Pointing to a Receding Tide of Liquidity? Video maneco64 In this report I look closely at what has been happening to the bond markets and interest rates. I also cover the early market action Video Source

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21:30

America's Prison Population Bomb "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Chris Calton
Historical Controversies Podcast

Following the death and torture of a DEA agent, the War on Drugs is taken to even greater heights. In the final episode of the Historical Controversies "War on Drugs" series, Chris Calton explains the legislation and police operations that led to America having the world's largest prison population.



21:05

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jim Sinclairs Commentary Where is the RAGE? The Teflon Donness calls it Baloney! Not me. Trump Rails Over Fake Dossier After Clinton RevelationOctober 25, 2017 President Trump on Wednesday used the news that Hillary Clintons presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia as a means... Read more

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21:00

Mises as Social Rationalist Pt I: Reason and the Origin of Society "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Joseph T. Salerno
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Editors note: One of the most important analysis of Ludwig von Mises's social theory and his views on the origins of human society has been Dr. Joseph Salerno's Ludwig von Mises as a Social Rationalist. This essay sparked an important debate among scholars within the Austrian school of the ideological differences between Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek, enriching our understanding of the work of both great scholars. 

For the benefit of readers, we will publish during this week in six separate parts. The complete essay can be found here. 

Ludwig von Mises as Social Rationalist
Review of Austrian Economics 4 (1990): 2654

For the most part Ludwig von Mises's writings on society and social evolution have been ignored by the participants in the current revivals of both Austrian economics and classical liberal political philosophy. When his social theory has been addressed, Mises appears to his critics (Barry 1987, p. 59) as "a child of the Enlightenment wrongly deposited in the twentieth century." But this assessment is inaccurate for two reasons. First, Mises severely criticizes the social meliorism of the Enlightenment liberals and demonstrates that their position is inconsistent with one that assigns the central position to human reason in social evolution. Second, in developing his own uniquely rationalist position, Mises has much to say about matters of central importance to modern Austrians, libertarians, and classical liberals who are either critics or adherents of the "spontaneous order" and/or social evolutionist positions staked out by Hayek.

I limit myself here to a systematic exposition of Mises's thinking about society and social evolution. I make no attempt to critically analyze Mises's thought or to explicitly compare it to that of other social thinkers. However, I do employ certain well-known positions of Hayek's work as a foil to facilitate the elaboration of Mises's arguments and to demonstrate their contemporary relevance.

In the following section I present Mises's view that all social interactions and relationships are thought out in advance and that, therefore, society originates and evolves as a product of reason and teleological striving, as a "man-made mode of acting'' and a consciously devised "strategy." Section three sets forth Mises's argument that law, normative rules of conduct, and social institutions are at one and the same time the product of a long evolu......

20:00

October 25: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Americans Have More Debt Than Ever-And Its Creating an Economic Trap A scary little statistic is buried beneath the US economys apparent stability: Consumer-debt levels are now well above those seen before the Great Recession. As of June, US households were more than half a trillion dollars deeper in debt than they were a year []

19:50

Preps For Short Term Power Outage "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Preps For Short Term Power Outage by Ken Jorgustin Modern Survival Blog A short term power outage will only cause inconvenience for most of us. The longer it drags on the more inconvenient. For the sake of discussion and...

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19:45

The Big Yellow Canary In The Casino "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The robo-machines were raging again Tuesday, confusing another pig-passing-through-the-python with a genuine surge in earnings. We are referring, of course, to the 5% gain in Caterpillars stock, which accounted for nearly 40% of the total uplift in the Dow. Needless to say, the machines are only programed to read the deltas versus consensus and prior year. So this misfire was a []

19:40

Remind Me Why We Have Troops in Niger? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The players and the scene in Niger, with a note on what to expect if (when?) we go to war.

19:26

US Military Deaths in Niger: Who, What Is AFRICOM? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

US Military Deaths in Niger: Who, What Is AFRICOM? from Sputnik News The deaths of four US soldiers in Niger, West Africa would no doubt have passed unremarked without the controversy concerning Trumps phone call to the widow of one...

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19:19

*Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919* "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Written by Mike Wallace, and weighing in at almost 1200 pp., this is one of the best books of the year.  Every page has interesting material.  You could pull out just the bits on the origins of the subway, or the development of the arts and entertainment, or immigration, and still have one of the best books of the year.  From one Amazon review:

The narratives are well-honed and to the point. There is not one ounce of journalistic fluff. There are no fanciful digressions into fads and fashions of the day. There is no imaginary dialogue, unlike the situation found in some history books written by mere poseurs.

And:

Simply put this is another masterpiece deserving the highest accolades. Tremendously rich in anecdotes it is superbly written. If you grew-up in New York, particularly in the outer boroughs, the book will have a special meaning for you as you see the physical, cultural and human development of your neighborhood. My favorite sections were on the development of the arteries and ligaments of the city; the radicals among the Jewish immigrants, and New York in World War I.

I have read only a few hundred pages of it, and may not read it all, but am likely to read more than half of it.  Strongly recommended, its also one of the best books on American history period.  You can order it here.

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19:05

Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Do you have a short wave radio and like to test it? Here is your chance! Bill Hi Bill, Im a licensed ham radio operator as a hobby. This article pop up on my radar and thought you may like to know about. Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community SetOctober 24, 2017 Elements of... Read more

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18:35

FBI Releases Docs On Sandy Hook Showing Feds Visited Shooter BEFORE Massacre "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

FBI Releases Docs On Sandy Hook Showing Feds Visited Shooter BEFORE Massacre by Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project On December 14, 2012, the world watched the news with horror as they heard the story of 20-year-old Adam Lanza...

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18:30

Bogle: Vanguard is Big Enough "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jack Bogle observes: The overall industry will probably be more and more indexed, almost certainly, but it will be under the microscope. We have had, we at Vanguard, have had the white hat in this industry. I dont think theres any question about that, and so we ought to be abundantly careful and I think

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18:22

The GOP moves sharply to the left on pot "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Just when you think that you have politics figured out, you learn something new.  Vox has a post showing that support for pot legalization is soaring, from 23% in the 1980s to 64% todayand the rate of increase is actually accelerating.  Much of the recent increase comes from Republicans, where support for pot legalization has soared from 34% to 51% in just the past three years.  That puts the GOP to the left of many (most?) left-wing politicians, even in liberal states like Massachusetts:

How can we explain this?  It doesnt seem to have anything to do with Trump, who opposes legalization and picked a reactionary Alabama drug warrior as his AG.

There are thousands of people in prison for marijuana crimes.  The public understands that these people shouldnt be there, but the elites still wont give in.

Some day well look back on this the way we look back on Jim Crow laws, and wonder, What were the elites thinking?

PS.  Watch the comment section.  Two or three people will say Yeah, they shouldnt be in prison for pot, but they might have committed other crimes, so its OK.

PPS.  Good to see more and more GOP senators speaking out on Trump (Corker, McCain, Flake, etc.)  Almost all GOP senators have total contempt for Trump, its just that we only hear from those who arent running for re-election.

PPPS.  For the first time in my life I understand the Joe McCarthy era.

PPPPS. When the next terrorist bomb goes off in Europe, Im going to have to work really hard to avoid thinking that they deserve it.

18:14

Goodbye Western Civilization "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Goodbye Western Civilization

Paul Craig Roberts

This morning I asked why stop with labeling mathematics the language of white supremacy? Why not science as well? https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/25/the-absurdities-mount/

I was behind the times. A professor at the University of California has written in a journal of feminist theory that science relies on a colonial and racialized form of power. The solution to racist science is feminist science that explicitly unsticks Science from Truth. https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10021

At this rate Western civilization will collapse tomorrow. If white people arent being set up for physical genocide, they seem definitely headed for cultural genocide.

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18:12

Avoiding the Exit Strategy Trap "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

One of the first questions investors ask of a company is, Whats your Exit Strategy?

In other words, when are you going to go public or sell your company to a larger company so I can cash out with 10 times my original investment? 

With a conventional profit-driven company, this might not be a big deal for consumers, workers, or suppliers. For companies primarily with a social mission, however, it means the end of the mission. But you cant get that investment money without having a plan to sell out call it the Exit Strategy Trap.

Weve seen it over and over among companies that were once our peers in driving change in food and consumer products. (Dr. Phil Howard has put together an excellent graphic of the consolidation of the organics industry. Join us on Oct. 24 for a webinar on this topic with Dr. Howard.) Despite the rosy statements when big piles of cash are being exchanged, once the mission-driven company becomes a cog in the machine, it ceases to be an agent of change. 

How did Equal Exchange avoid this Exit Strategy trap? Its not because we dont get offers.

 

Read the rest on the Equal Exchange blog

 

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18:10

2017 Was The Year Of Golds Consolidation, So What Will 2018 Present? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

2017 Was The Year Of Golds Consolidation, So What Will 2018 Present? by Avi Gilburt GoldSeek One of the most frustrating charts to trade during 2017 has been almost any chart in the metals complex. In fact, if you...

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18:08

The No State Solution "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In the past month, millions have taken to the streets of Spain as part of an independence movement to break with the Spanish State and form and autonomous Catalonia government. After massive police repression took place during a voting referendum, anger grew at the government crack down and it looked like the nationalist movement might become overshadowed by a broader rejection of State authority in general. In this context, anarchist groups and anarcho-syndicalist unions in Spain pushed for a general strike, while mainstream and business unions called for polite protest.

In this episode we talk about the general strike that took place in Spain earlier this month, as well as the complicated situation anarchists and anti-authoritarians find themselves in. We discuss if anarchists have a dog in the fight of secessionist movements, and how autonomous anti-capitalist politics can find a foothold in a period of rising reactionary far-Right parties. At a time when open conflict grows between Catalan and Spanish elites and there is talk of a Kurdish State being on the table, the need to articulate a non-State solution is greater than ever.

Read the rest and listen to the podcast at It's Going Down

 

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18:04

Worker co-op bill means more Rhode Islanders can own businesses "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

On September 19, 2017 the Rhode Island General Assembly passed Senator Donna Nesslebushs Senate Bill 0676 Sub A and Representative Shelby Maldonados House Bill H6155, Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships. The bill will be signed officially by Governor Raimondo on October 25, 2017 at Fuerza Laboral in Central Falls.

The bill creates a statutory vehicle for the creation of worker owned cooperatives. A worker owned cooperative is a business entity that is owned and controlled by the people who actually perform the work, and profit is delivered in the form of wages. Employees, rather than a sole proprietor or CEO, would make business decisions through a democratic process. US News reported, on June 2, 2017, that when worker owned cooperative legislation is signed, startup companies could file a certificate of incorporation to become a cooperative. According to the bill, worker owned cooperatives function on the principle of one person one vote.

Read the rest at RI Future

 

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18:00

The Economics of Electric Vehicles Continues to Improve "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Danielle Park The purchase price for electric cars is coming down. In 2017, the average electric car transaction price fell by 11% from 2016. But that is only part of the math: fewer parts, repair, and maintenance as well...

America's History of Self Medicating: Opioids versus Alcohol "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Doug French
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If not for Harvey Weinstein the opioid crisis would be all the TV talking-heads would be gabbing  about. Today, Rep. Tom Marino declined Donald Trumps nomination to be the nations drug czar after he was mentioned frequently during Sundays 60 Minutes episode. DEA whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi claimed big pharma is out of control and says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities -- knowing that people were dying -- and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA's efforts to stop it. Marino and legislation he sponsored which neutered the DEA was a big part of the story.

Rannazzisi testified that 16,651 people died of opioid overdoses in 2010. The Washington Post and 60 Minutes report, according to Rannazzisi, the opioid crisis was allowed to spread -- aided by Congress, lobbyists, and a drug distribution industry that shipped, almost unchecked, hundreds of millions of pills to rogue pharmacies and pain clinics providing the rocket fuel for a crisis that, over the last two decades, has claimed 200,000 lives.

Thats 10,000 people a year. Significant, but small potatoes, compared to alcohol. According to the Center for Disease Control, from 2006 to 2010, an average of 88,121 people died each year from alcohol consumption.   Bloomberg View editors write, Excessive drinking, mainly binge drinking, costs some $250 billion a year in lost productivity, health care and other expenses. The toll in personal suffering and ruined lives is incalculable.

More people die from liver disease each year, 14,695 on average, than opioid overdoses.  But no one is pointing a finger at Diageo, Suntory, or Bacardi for killing people. Bloomberg writes, One in eight Americans abuses alcohol, a new study finds, a 50 percent increase since the start of the century.

Alcohol abuse is as old as civilization itself, of course, but quantifying its costs is a more recent endeavor. Alcohol i...

17:50

Chinas New Emperor "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In another country, Chinese President Xi Jinping's concentration of power might trigger accusations of latter-day totalitarianism. In China, however, Xi's behavior has drawn praise from observers who believe that he is leading the way to the fulfillment of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.

17:45

Tucker: Podesta Group Peddled Russian Influence All Over DC With Paul Manafort (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tucker: Podesta Group Peddled Russian Influence All Over DC With Paul Manafort Video Fox News via iBankCoin Video Source

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17:20

Will Dissident Voices be Trampled by a Full Frontal Assault "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will Dissident Voices be Trampled by a Full Frontal Assault Author: Phil Butler  Journal-NEO Why is the world surprised an NGO with the crafty brand European Values published its own hit list of dissonant voices? After all, George Soros helped fund...

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17:14

Gold & Silver Prices Have Held Steady Amid Market Mis-Matches "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We have a nice pop in the pre-market today, Wednesday Oct 25th:

Theres good volume on that price rise too. Since opening on Sunday night, the silver price is down slightly:

As is the gold price:

Of course, we could see this coming from as early as Friday, so we have been in defensive posture anyway. But on the fundamental side of the equation, as the days go on, the fundamentals are going to become harder and harder to ignore.

The infamous Trump Dossier is back in the spotlight, and it has Hillary, the DNC, and the FBIs fingerprints all over it. Then theres Emperor XI and an oil for gold-backed yuan story that just wont die.

Theres continuing geo-political risk in Iraq, Syria, and North Korea, and Europe is still a basket case. And thats just politics.

As far as the stock market goes, well, thats the Feds Frankenstein, and its not going to put it down if it doesnt have to.

And so we have another record high just yesterday:

Of course, our President Mr Big Fat Ugly Bubble Turned Pump-N-Dumper Trump was right on cue:

 

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17:07

ICOs vs Cryptocurrencies vs. Gold Kevin Hicks (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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17:00

Gold Prices Hit 3-Week Low as UK GDP Makes Rate Rise a 'Done Deal', GOP Back Taylor Rule at US Fed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Adrian Ash Gold prices fell to the lowest in 3 weeks against all major currencies in London on Wednesday, falling as world stock markets rose after Wall Street set fresh all-time highs despite growing expectations of...

Illinois Eyes 30 Cent Gas Tax Hike, Chicago Eyes Property Tax Hike "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Michael Shedlock The Illinois legislature is in recess right now. Other than disbanding the body, that's the best place for them. When they return, they are going after your pocketbook in the form a gas tax hike.

16:58

3 Housing Projects That Promote Shared and Sustainable Living "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Affordable, quality housing is a human right. It is one of the elements that forms the basis of cohesive, stable societies. Yet in many of the world's cities, housing affordability is slipping further out of reach for the average citizen, partly due to wages not keeping pace with the costs of housing and partly as a result of property speculation. 

16:55

Gold-Backed Petro-Yuan Silliness: Reserve Currency Curse? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold-Backed Petro-Yuan Silliness: Reserve Currency Curse? by Mike Mish Shedlock The Maven TDC Note A voice of reason enters the room. #### A massive amount of hype is spreading regarding Chinas alleged ambitions to dethrone the dollar. The...

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16:49

$300M Contract Rewarded to Unknown Company to Rebuild Puerto Rican Power Grid. What Gives? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

An unknown company with two employees was awarded $300 million to restore Puerto Rico's power grid. Is it because of its ties to Zinke, Perry, and Trump? ...

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16:42

Taxing 113 out of 365 days "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Taxing 113 out of 365 days by J Johnson Miles Franklin This past Sunday was the 31st anniversary of The reform act of 1986 in which our 2 party system came together to help reduce the tax burdens piled...

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16:30

Special Broadcast Helga Zepp-LaRouche (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Special Broadcast Helga Zepp-LaRouche Video Rogue Money With President Trumps potentially historic trip to Asia, which will include meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, less than three weeks away, a desperate effort has been launched by the British...

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16:07

Daily Digest 10/25 - Unintended Healthcare Consequences, Big Data Meets Big Brother "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Daily Digest 10/25 - Unintended Healthcare Consequences, Big Data Meets Big Brother
  • The unintended consequences of health care costs in SFs restaurant industry
  • Chicagoans face another property tax increase in 2020
  • Venezuela allows $1.7 billion gold swap with Deutsche to lapse: legislator
  • Budget deficit projected to pass $1 trillion even sooner than expected
  • Venezuela's unpaid debt just grew to nearly $600 million, days before a make-or-break bill
  • China central bank chief raises new worry in China: Mortgage-driven household debt
  • Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens
  • The Cost Of Cool
  • EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller

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16:05

Syrian Victory Will Reshape the Middle East and Recalibrate Global Hegemony "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Syrian Victory Will Reshape the Middle East and Recalibrate Global Hegemony BY Alastair Crooke  21st Century Wire Plainly, Syrias success notwithstanding the caution of President Bashar al-Assad in saying that signs of success are not success itself in resisting, against...

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15:40

New study backs up reports of near-death experiences, claiming that consciousness continues to work "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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New study backs up reports of near-death experiences, claiming that consciousness continues to work by: Jayson Veley  Natural News Imagine lying on a hospital bed, closing your eyes, and then being able to hear the doctors announce your own time of...

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15:15

Pandemic Threat: Is YOUR Family Prepared? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Pandemic Threat: Is YOUR Family Prepared? Video The Patriot Nurse Video Source

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14:50

The gold crime technical analysis cant see or defend against "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The gold crime technical analysis cant see or defend against by Chris Powell GATA Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: Theres a little progress this week in the field of gold market analysis, for in his latest commentary, headlined...

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14:37

Uranium 1 Informant Wants To Talk (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Uranium 1 Informant Wants To Talk Video Bill Still The American businessman who served as an undercover informant for the FBI on the Clintons role in the Uranium 1 deal wants to talk, but a Justice Department Non-Disclosure deal...

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14:34

New MRU Course: Understanding Data "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tyler and I are thrilled to announce the next great course at MRUniversity, Understanding Data. Understanding Data is taught by our well-known and accomplished colleague Thomas Stratmann and is our most ambitious course to date.

The first lecture featuring the interactive data tool is Interpreting the Regression Line.

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14:32

The Absurdities Mount "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Absurdities Mount

Paul Craig Roberts

In my October 23 column, The American Left: RIP, I pointed out that political correctness now bans the use of the words pregnant woman. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/23/american-left-rip/

One might think it difficult to exceed such absurdity, but a University of Illinois professor has managed to carry political correctness to new heights of absurdity by delcaring mathematics to be the language of white privilege. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/its_finally_happened_professor_claims_math_perpetuates_white_privilege.html

Why stop there? What about physics and chemistry? What about the English language itself which has established its hegemony as the world language? The US dollar which is world money?

What else have white people created in order to gain privilege? Democracy perhaps? The rule of law? Civil liberties?

Political correctness is just beginning its career. What will survive it?

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14:25

A Cynics Guide to Crypto Investing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A Cynics Guide to Crypto Investing by Bill Bonner Bonner and Partners LISBON, PORTUGAL It is still warm here in Lisbon. Like summer. Were staying at a hotel on the Avenida da Liberdade, with large plane trees shading...

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14:00

This Bubble Gets Its Alternative Paradigm "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Bubble Gets Its Alternative Paradigm by John Rubino Dollar Collapse Towards the end of financial bubbles, asset prices behave in ways that cant be explained with rational/historical metrics. So new ones are invented to make sense of things....

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14:00

Economic Growth Is No Longer Enough "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As new technologies subject the worlds economies to massive structural change, wages are no longer playing the central redistributive role they once did. Unless the decoupling of productivity and wages is addressed, the political convulsions many countries are experiencing will only intensify.

13:39

Gold Is Valuable Due to Extreme Rarity Must See CNN Video "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Golds value is due to exceptional rarity: Only 0.00000002% of earths crust is gold
Golds allure and psychology behind it are steeped in history and human psychology

Golds colour and texture appeals to basic human survival instincts
Golds sheen resembles water and humans need water in order to survive 

Gold remains a sign of wealth but today is also a sign of prudence

Editor Mark OByrne

Source: Colorscope via CNN

Why do we love gold?

There are so many given reasons. From its presence throughout history, to its role as money, to its status as a symbol of wealth. But what is the psychology behind the human races ever-present love for gold? How did it begin, why has it survived for so long?

CNNs Colourscope series has recently addressed this question in The psychology of gold and why it has that allure video which is well worth a watch.

Who would have thought that the material we seek to gift to our love ones, store in vaults or even use in medical products first grabbed our attention because of its texture glistening like water? Or, that at its most basic level of attraction we are motivated by its colour?

Gold mindset

The following article covers these points and more as it takes us through golds psychological impact on humanity, throughout history.

The article is of interest even to those who are familiar with the economic reasons as to why we invest in gold and hold it in such high financial regard. Most interestingly, our love...

13:37

10 Wednesday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My midweek morning train reads:  Mark Zuckerberg has bigger plans than the White House (Vice)  Never Walk By a Mistake (Art of Manliness)  Why the Government Goes Easy on Corporate Crime (New Republic)  The Deep Unfairness of Americas All-Volunteer Force (American Conservative)  Books that your fund managers read (Live Mint) What are you reading? Continues here Want to receive our

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13:35

Syria War Report: Syrian Army Advances East Of Deir Ezzor City (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Syria War Report: Syrian Army Advances East Of Deir Ezzor City Video South Front Video Source

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13:10

Stagnation Nation: Middle Class Wealth Is Locked Up in Housing and Retirement Funds "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Stagnation Nation: Middle Class Wealth Is Locked Up in Housing and Retirement Funds by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds The majority of middle class wealth is locked up in unproductive assets or assets that only become available upon...

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13:00

What Makes a Good Economic Model? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Frank Shostak
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In order to make the data "talk," economists utilize a range of statistical methods that vary from highly complex models to a simple display of historical data. It is generally held that by means of statistical correlations one can organize historical data into a useful body of information, which in turn can serve as the basis for assessments of the state of the economy. It is held that through the application of statistical methods on historical data, one can extract the facts of reality regarding the state of the economy.

Unfortunately, things are not as straightforward as they seem to be. For instance, it has been observed that declines in the unemployment rate are associated with a general rise in the prices of goods and services. Should we then conclude that declines in unemployment are a major trigger of price inflation? To confuse the issue further, it has also been observed that price inflation is well correlated with changes in money supply. Also, it has been established that changes in wages display a very high correlation with price inflation.

So what are we to make out of all this? We are confronted here not with one, but with three competing "theories" of inflation. How are we to decide which is the right theory? According to the popular way of thinking, the criterion for the selection of a theory should be its predictive power. On this Milton Friedman wrote,

The ultimate goal of a positive science is the development of a theory or hypothesis that yields valid and meaningful (i.e., not truistic) predictions about phenomena not yet observed.1

So long as the model (theory) "works," it is regarded as a valid framework as far as the assessment of an economy is concerned. Once the model (theory) breaks down, we look for a new model (theory). For instance, an economist forms a view that consumer outlays on goods and services are determined by disposable income. Once this view is validated by means of statistical methods, it is employed as a tool in assessments of the future direction of consumer spending. If the model fails to produce accurate forecasts, it is either replaced, or modified by adding some other explanatory variables.

The tentative nature of theories implies that our knowledge of the real world is elusive.

Since it is not possible to es...

12:50

Modernity with Chinese Characteristics "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In a world comprising a diverse array of countries, each with its own complex, dynamic, and evolving system, there can be no one-size-fits-all development path. With Xi Jinping's speech at the Chinese Communist Partys 19th National Congress, China's path has now been mapped, with the understanding that the map can and will be revised as needed.

12:45

State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hillary Clintons COS copied on all decisions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hillary Clintons COS copied on all decisions by Luke Rosiak and Micah Morrison from Washington Examiner TDC Note Originally published July 30, 2014. Seems like an appropriate...

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12:43

Medium Term Budget Policy Statement is crucial for South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 25 October 2017 will be the first time that new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will be able to put numbers to his fiscal policy. Since taking over from Pravin Gordhan in April, Gigaba has emphasized that there will be fiscal policy continuity.

South Africa remains a lucrative buy, experts at a local conference said, despite the ratings downgrade. File photo: The Mall of Africa in Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa [Xinhua]


The emphasis on making a good first impression will also be a theme in the MTBPS, so controversial policy options such as an increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate to close the funding gap will be avoided. Most economists expect the MTBPS to present a consensus view on growth and inflation, even though recent data such as August manufacturing, mining and retail sales have exceeded expectations.

At the beginning of the MTBPS in 2016, the National Treasury set out the key concerns and constraints as follows:

Difficult decisions will be made to ensure sustainable public finances. The MTBPS puts forward measured proposals to narrow the budget deficit and stabilise debt. Without taking these steps, we risk opening the door to rapid capital outflows and further economic disruption, setting back transformation, and leading to higher unemployment and social distress.

Citizens are registering their concerns. They want government to talk less and achieve more, act decisively against corruption and waste, contribute to growth and job creation, and speed up inclusive transformation and social justice. Much depends on joint action to restore confidence and mobilise private investment to avoid a low-growth trap.

The problem is that since October 2016, South Africa entered a technical recession, no commission of inquiry has been set up to investigate allegations of state capture, the 9-point plan of action has not seen an public update since June 2016 on the progress of implementation, while business and consumer confidence was impacted by the March 2017 and October 2017 cabinet reshuffles.

The focus of economists and ratings agencies is on how Gigaba will present economic growth and the inflation outlook, which will feed through into revenue and expenditure assumptions and options for closing any revenue shortfall.

Crucial in this set-up is what to expect from the public sector wage bill and how this will influence the debt dynam...

12:30

Bezos, King of E-Commerce "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was one of the first entrepreneurs to realize the potential of selling products on the internet. This Bloomberg Profile looks into how Bezos built Amazon inside his garage and now has his sights set well beyond online commerce. (video by Michael Byhoff) (Source: Bloomberg) How Jeff Bezos Became the King

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12:25

The U.S. Could Have Avoided Puerto Ricos Water Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

There are international standards and a clear blueprint for how to get safe water to people after a disaster. But so far, the federal response has failed in providing both immediate help and longer-term solutions.

12:15

Jonathan Cahn: God Using Trump to Provide Window of Time "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jonathan Cahn: God Using Trump to Provide Window of Time by Greg Hunter USA Watchdog Four time, best-selling author Jonathan Cahn says Donald Trump was chosen by God to provide a window of time to repent and change direction...

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11:54

India asks state authorities to protect journalists "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The CPJ says that 41 journalists have been killed in India since 1992 [Xinhua]


The Indian Home Ministry on Wednesday issued a directive to state governments asking them to ensure the safety and security of reporters and journalists in the country.

The advisory comes on the heels of the murder of two prominent journalists in the last month alone.

Editor Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unknown attackers in Bangalore, the Indian press reported on September 5.

On September 21, Shantanu Bhowmik, a reporter for a local news channel, was beaten to death in Tripura state in the countrys northeast. He was covering a protest.

The directive from New Delhi states:

Fourth Estate is an important institution of the democracy. It ensures that citizens are able to express their opinions freely without any fear and coercion as provided under the Constitution of India. It is the duty of the state to ensure safety and security of the journalists who ensure that the Fourth Estate discharges this key duty.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Indian government to launch investigations into the murders.

It lists on its website the deaths of 41 journalists killed in India since 1992.

While police arrested two people in connection with the murder of Bhowmik, the killing of Gauri Lankesh has not been solved.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

11:45

Einhorn Vents his Frustrations about the Crazy Markets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Einhorn Vents his Frustrations about the Crazy Markets by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Why trying to bet against this madness is a widow-maker trade. Logic has nothing to do with it. Investors whove approached this stock market and its...

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11:15

Doug Casey On Cryptocurrencies And On His New Book Drug Lord (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Doug Casey On Cryptocurrencies And On His New Book Drug Lord Video Financial Repression Authority Video Source

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10:48

Debt Rattle October 25 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jackson Pollock Male and female 1942   Clinton Campaign, DNC Paid For Research That Led To Russia Dossier (WaPo) Gold-Backed Petro-Yuan Silliness: Reserve Currency Curse? (Mish) Do Democrats Really Need Wall Street? (BM) 4 In 10 Canadians Can Not Cover Basic Expenses Without Adding More Debt (ZH) Italy Faces Worst

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10:45

Kazakhstan Launching Fiat Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Kazakhstan Launching Fiat Cryptocurrency by James Russian Analyst Rogue Money The countrys government-supported Astana International Finance Center (AIFC) said Tuesday it had signed a deal of cooperation with Maltese firm Exante. In a press release, Exante, which calls itself...

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10:20

The Only Way Forward on North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

So far, the US approach to North Korea has been to tighten sanctions and outsource the problem to China. But clearly a broader diplomatic approach is needed, and it should start by addressing a fundamental issue at the heart of the problem: namely, that no peace treaty has ever been signed to end the 1950-1953 Korean War.

10:15

10:04

Creating room for sustainable business to fail "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fear of failure risks stalling the momentum on progressing the sustainability agenda. Businesses should embrace a more honest and transparent approach to enable others to learn from their mistakes.

09:45

11 Ways to Revolt Peacefully "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

11 Ways to Revolt Peacefully By Chris Campbell  LFB.org TDC Note More like 11 truly great prepper ideas that will keep you, your family and your tribe, not only alive but in great spirits. #### There is something which unites...

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09:15

Here It All Comes, The Truth And The Event All At The Same Time (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Here It All Comes, The Truth And The Event All At The Same Time Video X22 Report The House Judiciary is going to open an investigation into Comey and the Uranium 1 deal. The Fusion GPS owners will not...

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09:08

Blockchain Explained: Bitcoin, Smart Contracts, Smarter Contracts "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

blockchain explained

If you have heard about Bitcoin, youll most likely have heard about Blockchain technology. In fact, every investor or trader worthy of the name would have heard about Bitcoin and its underlying Blockchain technology. You cant claim to be an investor/trader and be oblivious to the fact that Bitcoin has delivered more than 500% gain in the year-to-date period. However, the fact that people have heard about Bitcoin doesnt necessarily mean they understand how the underlying Blockchain technology works.

In fact, someone could have profited from the 500% gains in Bitcoin just because they were comfortable with taking speculative risk without necessarily being an adopter of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. This piece provides straightforward explainer on how Blockchain works. Ill also provide insights on the simplified everyday uses of Blockchain technology.

Blockchain explained

Query What is Blockchain? on Google and youll get at least 31.8 million hits explaining Blockchain technology. The problem however is that the answer to your query is buried in a maze of technical jargon that doesnt mean much to a guy that wants to beat the returns from the S&P 500 on Wall Street. Youll begin to see words like decentralized, distributed, retroactive, alteration and collusion of the network among others.

In simple terms, Blockchain is technology that you can use to maintain agreements automatically and without the efforts of a central authority. Now, lets assume that Peter, James, and John pledge $250, $150, and $100 respectively in a common purse for TGIF hangouts. They can have a ledger in which the amount deposited by each individual is recorded, Peter can be in charge of keeping the accounts.

If on Friday the three friends spend $253 on beer, Peter will need to note all the beer...

09:04

Geopolitical Tensions Suggest Its Too Early to Give Up on Gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

goldGold is returning to bullish ways in October as the weak dollar, geopolitical tensions, and an uncertain rate hike environment continues to provide tailwinds.  Better-than-expected September jobs report had increased the bullish sentiment on the possibility of a rate hike in December. However, the unending stream of news on geopolitical tensions has continued to counterbalance the downsides of a potential rate hike. Spot gold was trading around $1,292 an ounce on October 10 to mark a 1-week high from September trading range.

We havent heard the last on U.S. and North Korea

The threats of military action or nuclear war (though unlikely) have been boosting the prospects of the yellow metal this month. The U.S. has succeeded in getting more than 20 countries to end or reduce diplomatic and business relationships with Pyongyang as part of efforts to cut the rouge regime to size. U.S. President Donald Trump has also posted a couple of vague tweets hinting at military action against North Korea.

As expected, Kim Jong Un is maintaining his support for the nuclear program, noting that the weapons are a like a treasured sword serving as a powerful deterrent to keep peace in the Korean Peninsula. In his words, the missiles are a precious fruition borne by its peoples bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threats of the U.S. imperialists. 

Jordan Anselm, an analyst at Weiss Finance notes the unending spat will continue to bolster the bullish case for gold because both Trump and Kim Jong on are predictably unpredictable in stoking tensions.  He also notes that gold is gradually building momentum for a breakout, a sustained push above $1,300 could trigger an inflow that could last through the fourth quarter.

Heres the latest on geop...

09:00

This City Found a Way to Get Everyone Involved in Urban Planning "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Urban planning has historically perpetuated inequality and injustice. But this city may have found a solution.

How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me.

08:41

Creating a better world: The Eco-Business story "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific's go-to source for all things sustainable business. We've put together a video about our work, and our philosophy of purposeful journalism.

08:02

APRIL and Indonesian government at loggerheads over peatland regulations "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Singapore-based paper giant suspended operations after failing to meet a government deadline for a plan to move off sensitive peatlands. After crunch talks, the company has until 30 October to come up with a new plan.

07:58

Singapore aims to be 25% solar-powered by 2025 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The sunny city-state has announced a plan to install photovoltaic panels wherever it can, including at sea. It will need to double solar capacity every two years to hit a target of 2 gigawatts peak. But how?

Singapore could be 25% solar-powered by 2025 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The sunny city-state has announced a plan to install photovoltaic panels wherever it can, including at sea. It will need to double solar capacity every two years to hit a target of 2 gigawatts peak. But how?

07:45

This stock returned 5,900% during the last oil boom and were buying it again today "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This stock returned 5,900% during the last oil boom and were buying it again today by Simon Black Sovereign Man Its one of the best sectors in the world for explosive gains Deeply cyclical industries such as shipping, oil...

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07:25

Six Asian countries take steps to regulate imports of illegal timber products "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Many countries have ended deforestation domestically, only to import it from other countries through lax regulation. Now six Asian countries vow to prevent timber harvested illegally from finding its way into their domestic markets.

07:12

How can digital finance better serve Asias poor? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What benefits do Asia's poor and under-served communities stand to gain from digital finance inclusion? How can mobile money services be customised to make people's lives better?

06:48

Which are the happiest castes? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

There is a new paper on that topic by Bert Van Landeghem at Sheffield, here are the main results:

A large number of empirical studies have investigated the link between social status and happiness, yet in observational data identification challenges remain severe. This study exploits the fact that in India people are assigned a caste from birth. Two identical surveys of household heads (each with N=1000) in rural Punjab and Andhra Pradesh show an increasing pattern in economic welfare across the hierarchy of castes. This illustrates that at least in rural regions, ones caste is still an important determinant for opportunities in life. Subsequently, we find that the castes at the top are clearly more satisfied than the lower and middle castes. This result, which is in line with predictions of all major social comparison theories, is robust across the two case studies. The pattern across low and middle castes, however, is less clear, reflecting the complex theoretical relationship between being of middle rank on the one hand, and behaviour, aspirations and well-being on the other hand. In the Punjab sample, we even find a significant U-shape, the middle castes being the least happy. Interestingly, these patterns resemble those found for Olympic Medalists (first documented by Medvec et al. 1995).

I am looking forward to my conversation with Sujatha Gidla.

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06:30

The Tyler Cowen Guide to 10.5 hr layover in Los Angeles "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

That is a reader request, here goes:

I sometimes describe L.A. as the worlds best city to live in, but one of the worst to visit.  Nonetheless you have some pretty good options.  With half a day, make sure you have a rental car with the appropriate soundtrack(s).  If you start from LAX, pick one road to drive east on, another to head back east to west how about Sunset and Pico?  Wilshire?  Stop and walk as you can, convenient parking is often available.  Use Jonathan Gold to pick the right eating places, perhaps Thai and Mexican?  Veer off a wee bit and visit the La Brea Tar Pits, or for a longer trek Watts Towers.  Time the sunset for Griffith Park.  Deemphasize Downtown but consider the new Broad Museum for contemporary art.  Work in a beach walk at Santa Monica or Venice, preferably the former.  See a movie.  See another movie.  Avoid Beverly Hills.  The truly ambitious can drive all the way down Western Ave. and stop for Belizean food along the way to that chapel at the very bottom of the road.

Basta!

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05:50

Raw Footage Shows Covered Body On Ground Floor Of Mandalay Bay Night of October 1, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Raw Footage Shows Covered Body On Ground Floor Of Mandalay Bay Night of October 1, 2017 by Susan Duclos All News Pipeline Since October 1, 2017, The official narrative regarding the Vegas shooting, which killed over 50 people and ...

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05:30

The US Is In Worse Economic Shape Than China & Russia, What Your Not Being Told (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The US Is In Worse Economic Shape Than China & Russia, What Your Not Being Told Video X22 Report Caterpillar some how was able to turn the entire company around. UBS slams fake data saying the survey data is...

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05:25

Chinas waste ban 'an opportunity for innovation' "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Now that the world's biggest waste importer has closed its borders, will waste-to-energy and other forms of garbage disposal become more commonplace?

05:23

Stagnation Nation: Middle Class Wealth Is Locked Up in Housing and Retirement Funds "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The majority of middle class wealth is locked up in unproductive assets or assets that only become available upon retirement or death.
One of my points in Why Governments Will Not Ban Bitcoin was to highlight how few families had the financial wherewithal to invest in bitcoin or an alternative hedge such as precious metals.
The limitation on middle class wealth isn't just the total net worth of each family; it's also how their wealth is allocated: the vast majority of most middle class family wealth is locked up in the family home or retirement funds.
This chart provides key insights into the differences between middle class and upper-class wealth.&nb...

05:10

The War On Savers Hits A New, Disturbing Level "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Retirement Dreams Becoming Nightmares

The War On Savers Hits A New, Disturbing Level by Zach Scheidt Daily Reckoning Last week, I received a message from my colleague and fellow Daily Edge contributor Davis Ruzicka that nearly made me spit out my coffee. Here...

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04:50

China Is Getting Ready To Unleash Its Plan For A Gold-Centric Monetary System "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

China Is Getting Ready To Unleash Its Plan For A Gold-Centric Monetary System from King World News One of the smartest policymakers in the world is getting ready to unleash Chinas plan for a gold-centric monetary system.  This will be a game-changer...

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04:37

Dirty air takes shine off solar power "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

To clear its smoggy skies, China is shifting from coal to renewable energy. But the country is losing the equivalent of 11 gigawatts of solar power from polluted air.

04:30

US on the Verge of a Failed State (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

US on the Verge of a Failed State Video Bill Still Im so sorry to have to run this weekly update by Judicial Watchs Tom Fitton in a way, because Tom is a man of character he can...

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04:10

Enter the Dragon, Exit the Turkey (Formerly American Eagle) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Enter the Dragon, Exit the Turkey (Formerly American Eagle) by Finian Cunningham Strategic-Culture Two very different faces of world leadership were on display this week. In Beijing, President Xi Jinping delivered a bold, outward-looking vision of Chinese global leadership....

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03:50

America Is a Lot Closer to Going to War With North Korea Than Anyone Realizes "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

America Is a Lot Closer to Going to War With North Korea Than Anyone Realizes by Anti-Media Team The reality of war with North Korea may be closer than everyone thinks, one diplomat and analyst said Monday morning, pointing to recent comments from Donald Trumps...

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03:47

CDP Results Launch: Towards the 2020 Tipping Point "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Join us as we launch the 2017 results of our Climate Change, Water, and Forests programmes. We will discuss key findings, share investor and discloser perspectives, and recognise Hong Kong and South-East Asian leaders in corporate environmental stewardship.

03:30

Q & A with Lynette Zang (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Q & A with Lynette Zang Video ITM Trading ITM Tradings Chief Market Analyst Lynette Zang answers this weeks top questions. Write your questions below and we may use them for our next Q & A. Video Source

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03:10

1987 Stock Market Crash Anniversary Predictions; Rubbish as usual "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

1987 Stock Market Crash Anniversary Predictions; Rubbish as usual by Sol Palha GoldSeek Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what youre going to be thinking tomorrow. Glen Beaman Expert after expert is busy proclaiming that the...

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02:50

Heres You and Heres the Top Ten Percent "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

the vexed question of the dollar goldmoney

Heres You and Heres the Top Ten Percent by David Haggith The Great Recession In a nutshell, here is a graph that summarizes everything you need to know about the unsustainable US economy. Unless youre in the top ten...

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02:30

John RubinoIs The World Falling Apart? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

John RubinoIs The World Falling Apart? Video Financial Survival Network The world is falling apart. According to John Rubino, countries are literally falling apart. These elections come up and either the local variant of Donald Trump is elected or...

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02:10

Australia Looking to Impose Strict Regulations on Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Australia Looking to Impose Strict Regulations on Bitcoin from Schiff Gold Australia is moving toward regulating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum under new anti-money laundering legislation. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Parliament will vote on the measure this week....

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02:10

New study: Risky roads cause more than just environmental harm "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Research shows the environmental, socio-political and economic risks that accompany road building, particularly in the developing world.

02:00

The Art of Data Visualization "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we have employed intricate visual strategies to communicate data, often utilizing design principles that draw on these basic cognitive skills. In a modern world where we have far more data than

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01:56

Bitcoin Digits Coming Under Strict Regulation In Australia: Getting Off The Ship While You Still Can "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Australia is moving toward regulating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum under new anti-money laundering legislation. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Parliament will vote on the measure this week. If it passes, it will place Bitcoin and other cryptos under the auspices of Australias financial regulatory agency. If the new laws are passed, the financial []

01:50

These Wildly Misunderstood Markets Are About to Quadruple in Size "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

These Wildly Misunderstood Markets Are About to Quadruple in Size by Justin Spittler Casey Research There were only about 60 people there. But the group included millionaire traders, money managers, and other Wall Street insiders. It was the most...

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01:30

Day 4.1 Awan Contra Trial Think Visa Franchises (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Day 4.1 Awan Contra Trial Think Visa Franchises Video George Webb Video Source

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01:10

What Junk-Rated Netflix just Said about the Bond Market "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What Junk-Rated Netflix just Said about the Bond Market by Wolf Richter Wolf Street It lives in a fantasy world. Netflix just completed a $1.6 billion junk-bond offering. The 10.5-year notes are rated B+ by Standard & Poors and...

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00:50

This Sacred Plant can revolutionize medicine, healing and human freedom but doctors are criminalized for talking about it "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Sacred Plant can revolutionize medicine, healing and human freedom but doctors are criminalized for talking about it by: Mike Adams  Natural News A new documentary series called The Sacred Plant is going live on November 2nd (registration opens today at...

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00:30

Crop Loss Trends, Insect Die Off and Fruit Walls to Save Humanity, Maybe (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Crop Loss Trends, Insect Die Off and Fruit Walls to Save Humanity, Maybe Video Adapt 2030 Video Source

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00:13

Dan Brown: Collective consciousness with help from AI to replace God "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/collective-consciousness-replace-god-author-dan-brown-120033225.html

Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion, U.S. author Dan Brown said on Thursday.

Brown made the provocative remark at the Frankfurt Book Fair where he was promoting his new novel, Origin, the fifth outing for Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of The Da Vinci Code, a book that questioned the history of Christianity.

Origin was inspired by the question Will God survive s...

00:12

Its A Huge Story: China Launching Petroyuan In Two Months "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Its A Huge Story: China Launching Petroyuan In Two Months from ZeroHedge   As a reminder, nothing lasts forever The World Banks former chief economist wants to replace the US dollar with a single global super-currency, saying it will create...

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00:10

Pyongyang accuses Japan of plotting reinvasion of Korea "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.rt.com/news/407552-pyongyang-japan-reinvasion-korea/

North Korea has taken aim at the Japanese Government, accusing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his fellow reactionaries of laying the groundwork for the reinvasion of the Korean peninsula.

Abe dissolved Japans lower house of parliament last month, triggering a snap election that was held on Sunday, giving him a strong mandate to push a tougher foreign policy line, including on North Korea. Pyongyang reacted to Abes electoral victory with a statement on its official KCNA news agency, in which it claimed the move was little more than an attempt to revive Japans early-20th-century imperialism.

What the Japanese reactionaries seek in deliberately linking their step to dissolve the House of Representatives with the DPRK [Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea] is to gratify their ambition for staying in power and pave the groundwork for reinvasion of the Korean peninsula in order to realize the old dream of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosp...

00:07

What is the ASIC bank rate rigging scandal? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://finance.nine.com.au/2017/10/23/09/38/what-is-asic-rate-rigging

Today the Australian Securities and Investments commission (ASIC) will enter the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne and accuse three of the nations largest banks of acting in cahoots to maximise profits.

The Federal watchdog is accusing NAB, ANZ and Westpac of deliberating manipulating the bank bill swap rate (BBSW) to maximise each of the banks profits.

This was first announced by ASIC in June 2016, when it commenced civil penalty proceedings against the three banks, accusing each of them of market manipulation and unconscionable conduct.

But what is the bank bill swap rate, and how does it affect consumers?

Essentially, the BBSW is the interest rate the banks use to trade with each other. Its also used as a reference point to set the interest rate on business loans, which then indirectly impacts personal loans.

Each business day, nominated financial institutions have until 10AM to tell the market what interest rate they will be paying and receiving for the day.

Large amounts of trading just prior to 10AM could artificially raise or lower the BBSW for the entire day just as two banks could agree to quote a similar rate to suit their own agendas.

By doing this, the banks could have theoretically inflated net revenue by hundreds of millions of dollar...

00:02

An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress..a little-known perk for the powerful "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

On October 6, 2017, the American Flag hangs outside of Grubbs Pharmacy in Northeast, Washington, D.C. Grubbs Pharmacy, established in 1867, is the oldest pharmacy in D.C., and with its convenient location to The U.S. Capitol, services many Members of Congress.

...

00:00

Chris Senyek: Tax Reform Key to Late-Acceleration Market Phase "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By FS Staff Given how long this recovery has run, many people assume that the US economy and stock market are in the latter stages of their bull run, ready to peak at any moment. However, Chris Senyek, Chief Investment Strategist at Wolfe Research...

Tuesday, 24 October

23:50

Gold Expected to Continue Path Towards $1,350, Says Rickards "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Expected to Continue Path Towards $1,350, Says Rickards From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold to resume its march to $1,350, gold...

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23:30

Bonds Sell Off And Stocks Vault Higher, Plus Gold & Silver Updates (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bonds Sell Off And Stocks Vault Higher, Plus Gold & Silver Updates Video Gregory Mannarino Video Source

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23:30

Why Contract Law Can Make Politicians Liable for Their Actions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Pro Chang

According to TheLawDictionary.org, Contract Law is group of laws that control oral or scripted agreements related to trade of commodities and services, properties and money. It also contains topics related to qualities of contractual duties, restriction of activities, liberty of contract, privacy of contract, conclusion of contract, and also contains agency relationships, business document, and deals of employment.

The word contract is defined by Blacks Law Dictionary (6th edition) using these exact words: An agreement between two or more persons which creates an obligation to do or not to do a particular thing. As for the word law, the same law dictionary defines it using these exact words: That which is laid down, ordained, or established. A rule or method according to which phenomena or actions co-exist or follow each other. Law, in its generic sense, is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and having binding legal force.

Based on the definitions in the last two paragraphs, Contract Law is basically a man-made law that governs agreements between persons. When it comes to man-made law and commerce, Contract Law is at the top because every commercial transaction is governed by contracts. In other words, the contract makes the law. Without contracts, no man, person or government has the legal right to tell you what to do.

Take Back Your Power) interviews Cal Washington about how people can use the power of Contract Law to make politicians and other government agents liable for not doing their jobs properly.

Based on the information in the video, Cal Washington and I are on a similar path; but unlike him, I focus more on teaching people how to exercise the power of Natural Law to make politicians and government agents physically and spiritually liable for their actions. Natural Law is the most powerful law and is above all mans law, such as common law, contract law, admiralty law, corporate law and UCC....

23:30

The Bank Did Not Loan You Anything! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

If banks do not pay out loans from the money they receive as deposits why hasnt somebody sued them?

By Jeff Anderson

They have and won!

In First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Jerome Daly they were suing him for possession of his property. He took them to court. He was an attorney. He put the Federal Reserve Bank on the stand. He put the Bank on the stand. And he proved that the bank never loaned him their money. They simply created money out of thin air and gave it to him. Thats called no lawful consideration. They never gave lawful consideration. They never gave him any thing of value. They simply took his signature, monetized it, and gave it back to him in the form of a check.

So a bank instead of being a lender is a facilitator.

You instead of being a borrower in law you are a creator.

Try to prove this wrong in the Law of today.

In First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Jerome Daly in The Justice Court of State of Minnesota Court Of Scott Township Of Credit River Justice Martin V. Mahoney the jury found:

That the Plaintiff is not entitled to recover the possession of Lot 19, Fairview Beach, Scott County, Minnesota according to the Plat thereof on file in the Register of Deeds Office.

That because of failure of lawful consideration, the Note and Mortgage dated May 8, 1964 are null and void.

That the Sheriffs sale of the above described premisis held on June 26, 1967 is null and void, of no effect.

That the Plaintiff has no right title or interest in said premisis or lien thereon as is above described.

That any provision in the Minnesota Constitution and any Minnesota statute binding the Jurisdiction of this Court is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States and to the Bill of rights of the Minnesota Constitution and is null and void and that this Court has jurisdiction to render complete Justice in this Cause.

This is a perfect example of lawful consideration. Why havent more people done this in courts today? Because the judges are unwilling to stand up against the banks. The judge in this particular case ended up dead 6 months later. You can draw your own conclusions. But please look up the Law, research it and understand whats going on.

In every case across the country, if a bank loans you money they have violated the law by saying...

23:15

Must Listen: Weather Weapons Expert Reveals Hurricane Truths, MSM Lies, Meteorologist Morons "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Interview with James M. McCanney, M.S. Physics

Artificial creation of cloud & lasers may be key to man-made hurricanes.

23:10

Mainstream media suddenly taking an interest in Chinas planned Yuan denominated oil futures contract "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mainstream media suddenly taking an interest in Chinas planned Yuan denominated oil futures contract by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist TDC Note This story is finally making its way into the mainstream media sphere. Still no absolute sources...

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23:00

Fracking and the Manipulation of Our Water Supplies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Paul A. Philips

On visiting supermarkets you see them stacked, row after row, brand name upon brand name were spoilt for choices but it can indeed be quite costly when added up after a while Its better to choose the glass option as opposed to plastic which leaches out toxic chemicals such as Bisphenol A which could affect health when taken frequently and long-term

Im talking about bottled water supplies, which leads to my question, why should we have to buy bottled drinking water?

I remember as a child in the 60s the idea of someone charging for water in bottles would have been quite laughable. To this day I still have a somewhat sinister regard for the fact that were being charged for water and not without reasoning: There is in fact something covertly sinister and devious going on.

Before explaining, the first thing to realize is that there are indeed a number of people who have educated themselves enough to realize that they dont want to choose drinking tap water with fluoride and other chemical impregnations. But why should we have to choose the more expensive bottle water option and put up with the chemical treated tap water? Surely, its up to us to do something about this?

In a four-month public comment period, 99 percent of the 65,000 Scots who responded expressed opposition to fracking. (Photo: Friends of the Earth Scotland/Flickr/cc)

A Question

In recent times why has the...

23:00

2017 The Year Without Corrections Echoes of 1995 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Kurt Kallaus No correction for 12 straight months is impressive, but in 1995 stocks ran higher for 15 months without exceeding a 3% correction before scaring traders with a 3-week plunge of over 11% intraday. A similar replay of 1995 would keep the buying frenzy...

22:50

Kotlikoff: America in Worse Financial Shape than Russia or China "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Kotlikoff: America in Worse Financial Shape than Russia or China by Peter Diekmeyer Sprott Money News Americas 2017 fiscal gap will come in near $6 trillion, nine times higher than the $666 billion deficit announced by the US Department...

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22:45

City of Londons Ownership of American Colonies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By SARTRE

The misplaced reverence to the ill formulated U.S Constitution and hidden subjugation back to the City of London is one aspect of history that is not taught in government schools or discussed in institutes of higher education. This subject is probably new to most observers of the legacy from the Founding Fathers biggest mistake. Regular readers of BREAKING ALL THE RULESare familiar with the arguments made in the essays, In the beginning: Let there be the Articles of Confederation and Articles of Confederation was Preferable. Now the case for the betrayal of the purpose of the American Revolution needs to be explored.

Cited on the US Constitution Gave Legal Ownership and Control of the United States to London site is an assessment by Michael Edward.

Neither the American people nor the Queen of Britain own America. The Crown Temple owns America through the deception of those who have worn their allegiance by oath to the Middle Templar Bar. The Crown Bankers and their Middle Templar Attorneys rule America through unlawful contracts, unlawful taxes, and, contract documents of false equity through debt deceit, all strictly enforced by their completely unlawful, but legal, Orders, Rules and Codes of the Crown Temple Courts Our so-called judiciary in America. This is because the Crown Temple holds the land titles and estate deeds to all of North America.

An examination of The Templars of the Crown provides elaboration on this appraisal. For an even more in-depth analysis, review the material that probes AMERICAN LAND OWNERSHIP, A TRUE OXYMORON, which deals with the work of James Montgomery.

Many of you are aware that the laws of this nation and its states, were made to be in compliance and submission to the laws of England, only modified by state and federal law. You will see in this last Chapter state statutes from just a few of the original colonies, that this is the case. Are these what are called ancient statutes? Yes. However, since the kings Corporation is alive and well as are his heirs, so is his Trust and the law used to cre...

22:39

Forbidden Knowledge: The Worlds Most Powerful Men (Documentary) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a journey across the world to uncover the ancient secrets of the worlds most powerful men. This incredible an journey and brings us the secrets of the Order held sacred for so long. We delve into a world that is often hidden from our eyes and find ourselves in situations that seem to mirror the fictional world of the Da Vinci Code.

Examines the claimants to the name of Illuminati, and analyzes the history of the group in Europe and America. Looks in-depth at the white-powdered gold theory supposedly kept secret by orders throughout time and radically re-appraises it. Nobody in the genre involves themselves in the tale in the same way that Philip Gardiner does, and here he shows that the search for ultimate truth can often be a scary one.

22:36

This is what you get when you plot the Nazca lines over the entire planet "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Ivan Petricevic

As if the Nazca lines werent already mysterious enoughthere are more than 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 animal and plant designs at Nazcaif you plot the Nazca lines over the entire planet they converge at one SPECIFIC spot, and I cant believe where they all meet.

The Nazca lines, located in Nazca Peru have captured the imagination of historians, researchers, and tourists for decades.

The linesonly seen from the airwere spotted in 1927, when Airlines started flying over Peru and passengers reported seeing strange lines, figures, and shapes on the ground.

So far, researchers have cataloged 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 animal and plant designs, also called biomorphs. No one can say for certain what their meaning is, why they were created, who exactly created them, and why they are only visible from the air.

One of the most enigmatic places on Earth the Nazca lines.

Believed to have been created by the ancient Nazca culture, the largest of the figures discovered on Nazca stretches a staggering 200 meters across. The Nazca culture flourished in the arid region of Peru between the 1st and 8th century A.D.

The ancient Nazca culture belonged to an ancient prehistoric civilization that was successful in engineering techniques to bring underground water to the surface for irrigation purposes.

The longest glyph at Nazca is around 9 miles long.

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22:31

Wall Street and the Nazi Cartels: What the CIA Tried to Suppress "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By James Stewart Martin

The story of German industry before World War II should sound increasingly familiar to Americans. Industries are being consolidated and a few wealthy men are holding the reins.

That alone makes the book excerpted below All Honorable Men: The Story of the Men on Both Sides of the Atlantic Who Successfully Thwarted Plans to Dismantle the Nazi Cartel System an important read. However, the book offers much more. The publishers describe it as A scathing attack on Wall Streets illegal ties to Nazi Germany before WWII and the postwar whitewashing of Nazi business leaders by the US government. This is no exaggeration.

In fact, the CIA allegedly tried to buy all copies of this book when it was first published.

The author, James Stewart Martin, had been the Department of Justices Chief of the Economic Warfare Section during World War II. Part of his job had been suggesting key German industries for aerial bombardment.

After the war, he became director of the Division for Investigation of Cartels and External Assets in American Military Government.

President Harry S. Truman sent him to Germany to investigate Nazi economic warfare, and to dismantle Third Reich industry, that is, to transition the monopoly control of German businesses to a free market economy, a process known as decartelization.

Martin was also sent to Germany to investigate the connections between these Nazi-controlled cartels and Wall Street. The connections were wide and deep. Many US corporations had done business with German corporations who helped fund the Nazi Party. And these businesses on both sides of the Atlantic knew what their money was supporting.

Tragically, the work of Martin, and his team of idealistic lawyers, was sabotaged by his superior officer, an investment banker. He concluded:

We had not been stopped in Germany by German business. We had been stopped in Germany by American business.

Introduction by WhoWhatWhy staff.

Chapter 1 from All Honorable Men: The Story of the Men on Both Sides of the Atlantic Who Successfully Thwarted Plans to Dismantle the Nazi Cartel System, by James Stewart Martin (Kin...

22:30

We Live In A Completely Fake World "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In a completely fake world.. dont lose sight of whats real.

22:30

Max Igan Free Your Mind 5 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Max Igan Free Your Mind 5 Video The CrowHouse Max Igan Presenting at the Free Your Mind 5 Conference in Philadelphia. April 7th, 2017 Video Source

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22:25

Escaping The Smart Grid: A Conversation with the InPower Movement "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Max Igan Surviving the Matrix

Episode 311
American Voice Radio
October 6th, 2017

The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as its profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater. Frank Zappa

Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. Plato

I would rather have questions that cant be answered than answers that cant be questioned. Richard Feynman

I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. Ive been knocking from the inside. Rumi

Universal Law/sovereign law trumps all others.

1. No man or woman, in or out of government shall initiate force, threat of force or fraud against my life and property and, any and all contracts Im a party to not giving full disclosure to me whether signed by me or not are void at my discretion.

2. I may use force in self-defense against anyone that violates Law

3. There shall be no exceptions to Law 1 and 2.

TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION! THROW AWAY YOUR SMART PHONE!

22:21

Pro-GMO Stanford professor Henry I. Miller exposed as fraudster after allowing Monsanto to ghostwrite his media editorials "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Ethan Huff

The amoral Monsanto corporation has been caught yet againfabricating news about its controversial weedkiller Roundup. Uncovered documents that attorneys now suing the worlds most evil corporation are calling the Monsanto Papers reveal that the St. Louis-based chemical giant schemingly wrote up a pro-Roundup editorial back in 2015 that Forbes published as if it had been written by Henry I. Miller, a professor at Stanford University.

What apparently happened was that Monsanto was none too happy with a game-changing report that came out from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), that indicted glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Roundup, as being a probable human carcinogen. Monsanto went into defensive mode by trying to claim that IARCs research was false, pulling in folks like Miller who have a history of defending agrochemicals to shill in favor of Roundup.

The Monsanto Papers show that Monsanto had contacted Miller and asked him to do a write-up that would rebut the claims made by IARC in an attempt to quell public fears about glyphosate and Roundup. Miller told Monsanto that he was busy, but invited the multinational corporation to send over a high-quality draft from which he could make a few modifications and publish it under his name in Forbes. Monsanto agreed and proceeded with its cover-up, only to be outed earlier this year for this blatant act of deception.

The documents, which include internal emails and memos, reveals among other things, how Henry I. Miller, a Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, allowed Monsanto to ghostwrite an editorial he published on Forbes.com and claimed as his own in 2015, reports CBS San Francisco.

For two years, Miller was believed to be the writer of those words. But now, emails between Miller and Monsanto employees show the company wrote the piece and Miller added a couple of words to it prior to publicati...

22:18

CDC-funded study finds shockingly high rate of miscarriages among pregnant women who receive flu shots "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Tracey Watson

If you were told that obediently getting your flu shot every year would give you a 40 to 60 percent shot at avoiding the flu (or zero, if the experts get it wrong that year), but would double your chances of having a miscarriage one day, would you find those odds acceptable? Many women would be appalled if that were true, and would avoid getting the flu shot at all costs. Well, a recent study, published in the journal Vaccine, has reached exactly that conclusion (though everyone seems to be doing their level best to deny the studys results).

It is incredibly important to note right at the outset that this study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the very body that determines the countrys annual vaccination schedule, and the biggest vaccine pusher out there. (Related: Flu facts they dont want you to know about.)

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), which is pro-vaccines, recently reported:

A study published today in Vaccine suggests a strong association between receiving repeated doses of the seasonal influenza vaccine and miscarriage. [Emphasis added]

This is an unambiguous warning about repeated doses of the flu vaccine for women planning to have a baby. Nonetheless, the articles author very quickly tried to soften the blow and protect vaccine industry interests. (Related: Discover the truth at Vaccines.news)

Almost immediately, Stephanie Soucheray, who wrote the CIDRAP article, quoted the lead author of the study as saying that this is not a causal relationship. She then interpreted his comment, claiming that the data dont necessarily show that the flu vaccine causes miscarriages.

This is a direct contradiction of her opening remarks, as quoted above.

The study, which was led by James Donahue, DVM, PhD, MPH, a senior epidemiologist at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, was conducted over the 2010 to 2012 flu seasons, and compared 485 women who had experienced early miscarriage to a number of women who had carried babies to term (either born alive or stillborn).

The research teams aim was to investigate whether miscarriag...

22:15

The US Government Has Been Funding the Gateway to the Dark Web "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By The Sirius Report

When people think of the dark web they imagine that it hosts sites that sell illicit goods such as guns, drugs and fake ID documents. For several years, law enforcement agencies have been trying to close down lucrative dark web sites such as the Silk Road.

The dark web is essentially a collection of websites that are completely hidden except to those who know where to look and they need specialist software to access them, including the highly encrypted browser called Tor.

However, what is perhaps most surprising is that the US government has been financing the principle route into the dark web. In 2013, Tor published its tax returns indicating it had been in receipt of $1.8m and in 2015, they were in receipt of $1.2m. In addition, the Department of Defense is also financing a project to find vulnerabilities in the software.

So the question is why exactly has the US government been financing the very thing law enforcement agencies are seeking to investigate?

It should perhaps come as no surprise that the US military originally deployed this technology as a means for intelligence agencies to interrogate websites and domains in foreign countries without being able to be detected and therefore prevent their owe traffic being analysed. In addition, it was also utilised for communicating with field agents in those countries.

However, there were deficiencies in this approach, which meant that the intelligence agencies needed to expand their usage so that they could be incommunicado inside the dark web. It was for that reason that this technology was opened up to the general public and those wishing to have total anonymity on the web quickly began using the dark web. What they failed to appreciate is that in the process they were aiding the very people, namely the intelligence agencies they despise, from being detected themselves.

Whilst there is undoubtedly nefarious activity being undertaken on the dark web, it is acknowledged that around 2/3rds of sites are conducting what might be termed legitimate business. The reality is that law enforcement agencies are largely unable to control what goes on inside the dark web and in any case the term dark web is something of a misnomer given the aforementioned percentage of legitimate sites present there.

It is very difficult to estimate the true value of the dark web, given much of it is hidden and Bitcoin, which is the currency of choice, is also untraceable. However, there are estim...

22:13

An AI God is Already Under Development "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Paul Seaburn

To develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.

Thats the mission statement of Way of the Future, a nonprofit religious corporation founded by Anthony Levandowski, the god of self-driving vehicles. Hes the engineer who built Googles autonomous car and founded Otto, a self-driving truck company that was acquired by Uber. Hes now being sued by Alphabet, the parent company of Goggle, for allegedly stealing trade secrets and infringing on patents. Perhaps thats why he needs an AI god.

Anthony Levandowski

He had this very weird motivation about robots taking over the worldlike actually taking over, in a military sense. It was like [he wanted]to be able to control the world, and robots were the way to do that. He talked about starting a new country on an island. Pretty wild and creepy stuff. And the biggest thing is that hes always got a secret plan, and youre not going to know about it.

That quote from an engineer friend is in an article in Wired and sums up Levandowskis view on robots and on Way of the Future. Not much is known about the company/religion. While just discovered now, Wired found that he filed the incorporation paperwork in 2015. There doesnt appear to be a website or anything more from Levandowski, which goes along with his reputation for secret plans.

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22:10

Is Clark Kent Transforming into Superman? The Buildup in Gold Trading Volumes "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is Clark Kent Transforming into Superman? The Buildup in Gold Trading Volumes by Jeff Clark GoldSilver It was one of the coolest scenes in the Adventures of Superman show: Clark Kent ripping back his business suit to reveal the...

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