“On our worst day, I think we have a lot more to offer the American people than the right-wing extremists,” Sanders declared at the debate’s end. O’Malley concluded similarly: “When you listened to the Republican debate the other night, you heard a lot of anger and a lot of fear. Well, they can have their anger and they can have their fear, but anger and fear never built America.”
Peter Schiff: Mission Accomplished (richcabot)
In its initial story of the day's events, The Washington Post (12/16/15) declared that by raising the Fed Funds rate to one quarter of a percent The Fed is "ending an era of easy money that helped save the nation from another Great Depression." Putting aside the fact that 25 basis points is still 175 points below the near 2.0% rate of core inflation that the government has reported over the past 12 months (and should therefore be considered undeniably easy), the more important question to ask is into what environment the Fed is apparently turning this page.
But c’mon. Those ancient texts have no relevance to the debt-saturated, state-dominated, hideously over-capacitated global economy of 2015. They just convey a stupid little paint-by-the-numbers simulacrum of what a purportedly closed domestic economy looked like even back then.
A restatement of this, is that: “Currencies are valued at differing rates by the currency of their transactions.” Which again circles back to the question of intrinsic and enduring value of either, Metal Gold, or Paper Contracts. So for 'Probably Cause”, it is my coclusion that the USA manipulates its own currency for its own policy ends. Given the pricing fluctuations in the Monetary Metals, it seems evident to me, that suppression has been ongoing.
The Fed Just Killed This Sector (Tiffany D.)
Shares in one of the largest high-yield bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) — SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF — plunged more than 8% in less than two months, and the selling isn’t over, as I’ll explain in a moment.
But, once the doom and gloom is all priced in, it will be an ideal time to lock in higher-yielding stocks — I’m talking double-digit yields. Just not today.
Times are changing in Spain (jdargis)
It is in the space left by the main two parties, which for the first time in Spanish democracy have both lost votes, that two new parties, Podemos and Ciudadanos, have been able to insert a very attractive proposal for change. Both have managed to revive democracy with a new and appealing language able to attract disaffected voters and young voters back into politics. The emergence of both parties, and in particular the incredible surge in polls of Podemos during the last week, is the true story of Sunday night.
In one study, Stephen Kingsmore at the National Center for Genome Resources in Santa Fe found that a quarter of mutations that have been linked to childhood genetic diseases are debatable. In some cases, the claims were based on papers that contained extremely weak evidence. In other cases, the claims were plain wrong: The mutations turned out to be common, like the one in Rehm’s anecdote, and couldn’t possibly cause rare diseases.
Fukushima radiation just off the North American coast is higher now than it has ever been, and government scientists and mainstream press are scrambling to cover-up and downplay the ever-increasing deadly threat that looms for millions of Americans.
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