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2017 Year In Review (Part 2)

When things started getting downright weird
Friday, December 22, 2017, 4:18 PM
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2016 Year In Review (Part 2)

And then things really got weird...
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 9:02 PM

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OK, Here's What We Think Is In Store After Last Night

All the probabilities just shifted
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 3:08 PM

Hopefully the wake-up call has been sent to the elites on both sides of the aisle. It’s time to pay attention to everyone again, not just your cloistered circle of buddies.

An important point needs to be raised here. Whether it happened now, or later, the basic fact remains that the future was always going to come to the moment when a tiny elite could not take and more from a shrinking pie without creating a backlash.

The only open question was when that was going to occur.

Well, it just happened.

The next question is whether that will be heeded now or, as was done in 2008 by the Fed, utterly ignored for one more chance on the Merry Go Round.

While a lot depends on Trump’s eventual team and policy priorities, the trajectory of increasing economic hardship for the 95%-ers out there is going to keep trudging along as we wait for additional clarity.

Those forces of increasing disenchantment will not evaporate for no reason.  It took many years for people to finally become disillusioned with Obama.  Trump gets no such grace period. 

I’ve yet to meet anybody who likes the man, so he won’t get much in the way of good behavior credits like Obama got.

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Off The Cuff: The Drums Of War

US & Russia relations are deteriorating rapidly
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:16 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • The Drums Of War
    • Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating quickly
  • The Evil Empire
    • Have we become it?
  • Propaganda & Perception
    • The lie we're being sold doesn't match what our eyes see
  • Elite Privilege
    • A dangerous force defending the status quo

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Off The Cuff: Death By Status Quo

The establishment has become the enemy
Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:56 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • Debate Debrief
    • A Rorschach test for the nation
  • Death By Status Quo
    • The establishment is feeding itself on everyone else's future
  • Higher Oil Prices On The Horizon?
    • The turn back up may be nigh
  • Deutsche Bank Debacle
    • How bad could it get?

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Off The Cuff: Something Crazy Is Getting Ready To Happen

The next major crisis is set to blow
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 4:45 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • The FBI Findings Regarding Clinton's Emails
    • It really does seem there's a different set of rules for the privileged
  • Something Crazy Is Getting Ready To Happen
    • Why the next major crisis is set to blow
  • Watch The Bank Stocks
    • When they've dropped this far, you know there's trouble
  • The New Bull Market For Gold & Silver
    • Many mining stock are up 300-500%

Wow, so much ground to cover this week. And Chris and John do a great job of covering as much as they can. What does the FBI's hands-off approach to Clinton say about the fairness of rule of law in today's society? What systemic fault lines has Brexit opened for the EU, as well as the rest of the world? Why is the banking system suddenly looking so sick? What does the recent surge in precious metals portend?

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