Nov 27 09:08

McDonalds Announces New Menu

Starting Jan. 4th McDonalds will include a $2 menu called the “McPick 2”.

Nov 27 09:04

N.J. Mall Charging Children to Visit Santa

Admission to the Cherry Hill Mall’s Adventure to see Santa Clause this holiday season will now cost between $35 and $50.

Nov 27 08:58

In-N-Out Requesting Money From Delivery Service

The California restaurant filed a lawsuit against DoorDash, a third-party delivery startup for using their brand without permission.

Nov 27 08:56

Car Loans Hit $1 Trillion

Car Loans reach $1 Trillion for the first time in history, with three key factors being behind the increase.

Nov 27 08:00

It’s Last Time for Shoppers to Shop at Toys "R" Us in Times Square

CEO Dave Brandon, in an interview with CNNMoney, said it is certainly bittersweet, but the store has decided not to renew its lease. So, this is the last chance for buyers to shop at the iconic store.

Nov 27 07:46

Freezing Cold Thanksgiving Day: Stuck In An Ice Storm In Middle-Of-Nowhere Oklahoma

Imagine you're rolling down the road in a big rig, but you're not the driver- you're in the back, comfortable sleeping in your bed while your wife is driving. Then imagine she shouts your name, waking you up as the 80,000 lb. rig starts to drift uncontrollably on the black ice. That's what happened to me last night on Highway 287 North, just outside of Texas. Happy 'global warming!'

Nov 26 21:55

Global Thanksgiving only possible with .01% removed from power over endless wars, 99.99%’s debt-slavery, media lies; it begins with your voice

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

9 minutes from Tragedy & Hope:

I’m all for being thankful for well-being at the scales of individual, family, friends, organizations, and small-scale communities, and recommend the practice of gratitude and love.

I’m also aware that large-scale communities can only be thankful in any objective measure when the current .01% “leaders” are removed from power for obvious crimes:

Unlawful and lie-began wars.
Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995.
So-called “money” that is actually debt that creates accelerating and unpayable total debt.
Destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.
“Covering the crimes” with lies by corporate media.

Nov 26 20:06

Keiser Report: Struggle with old enemies of peace

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Japan falling into recession as US businesses are stockpiling at recession era levels.

Nov 26 18:56

How Much Higher Can The U.S. Dollar Go?

Nov 26 16:20

Puerto Rico Is About To Default: Your Complete Guide To An Island Debt Debacle

It's almost game over for Puerto Rico. The commonwealth is racing to restructure some $72 billion in debt and next week, Padilla will need to decide between a partial default on a $354 million bond payment and ensuring that the government can continue to provide basic services.

Nov 26 16:18

Oil Jobs Lost: 250,000 And Counting, Texas Likely To See Massive Layoffs Soon

According to Graves & Co., an industry consultant, oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers around the world, a tally that will rise if oil prices remain in the dumps. “I was surprised it’s gotten this far,” Graves & Co.’s John Graves told Bloomberg in an interview. In an eye-catching statistic that highlights who exactly is bearing the brunt of the downturn, Graves says that oilfield service companies account for 79 percent of the job losses.

Nov 26 16:17

As If The French Did Not Have Enough Problems

France just suffered the largest jump in joblessness in over 2 years to a new record high of 3.5898 million unemployed.

Nov 26 16:13

Thanks ISIS: We "Can't Keep Up With Surging Weapons Demand", Pentagon Says

With many suggesting the world, already gripped in a global terrorism frenzy courtesy of the CIA-created "Islamic State", is on the verge of World War III (and with a NATO power bringing down a Russian fighter jet for the first time in over 60 years one can see where they get that idea) the result has been an unprecedented surge in demand for mode n weapons of all shapes and sizes... made in the US. Demand so high, in fact, that the US simply can't keep up: "It's worldwide. The demand signal is coming in Europe, in the Pacific and in Centcom."

Nov 26 15:59

FLASHBACK JULY - Bilal Erdo?an purchases $35 million oil tanker

The BMZ Group, a company run by Bilal Erdo?an, the son of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has purchased a $35 million oil tanker, according to Turkish news sources.

Various reports claim that the BMZ Group purchased the oil tanker — named Mecid Aslanov — from Palmali Denizcilik on June 24.

The tanker was one of 10 ships recently delivered to the Türkter Shipyard in ?stanbul’s Tuzla district by Palmali Denizcilik.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey President Erdogan is playing innocent about buying oil from ISIS, but his son is putting something black and greasy into his new tanker!

Nov 26 15:53

Puerto Rico Is About To Default: Your Complete Guide To An Island Debt Debacle

Last week, we brought you the latest from Puerto Rico’s debt debacle. The commonwealth is desperately trying to restructure some $72 billion in debt while staring down a $354 million bond payment due on December 1.

As we discussed at length on Friday, some $270 million of what’s due next week is GO debt guaranteed by the National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. Defaulting on that is bad news and as Moody’s warned earlier this month, a missed payment on the commonwealth’s highest priority obligations “would likely trigger legal action from creditors, commencing a potentially drawn-out process absent swift federal intervention.”

Nov 26 15:02

Even The Rally In Large Caps Is Narrowing

Nov 26 14:26

Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey Prices Have Skyrocketed to All-Time High

That’s right. Just like just about everything else, Thanksgiving turkeys have never been more expensive ever in the history of the holiday in the U.S.

Nov 26 14:01

Here’s Why Americans Should Rename “Thanksgiving” to “Black Friday Eve”

America is stuck in a loop of war and empire. However, most people are not aware of this loop as they remain distracted by establishment tricks of race-baiting, fear-mongering, modern-day bread and circus, and a pharmacologically-induced haze of consumerism.

Nov 26 10:33

Asia-Pacific: 6 Markets to Watch Now

Nov 26 09:38

2.6million working families will STILL lose £1,600-a-year despite Osborne's tax credits climbdown

George Osborne is pressing ahead with benefit cuts which will leave 2.6million on average £1,600 worse off despite his u-turn on tax credit changes, it emerged today.

The Chancellor was cheered by Tory MPs when he announced yesterday that he would not phase in £4.4billion in tax credit cuts but 'avoid them altogether'.

But today the Institute for Fiscal Studies said long-term changes to the welfare system will still leave people worse off as the government rolls out the new Universal Credit system.

Nov 26 09:19

A Bad Omen When Goldman Sachs' Compliance Staff Is Charged With Insider Trading

Perhaps Goldman Sachs needs to hire compliance staff to monitor its compliance staff.

That’s the takeaway after reading insider trading charges the Securities and Exchange Commission has leveled against a former associate in Goldman’s compliance division, who monitored activity in the firm’s vaunted investment banking unit. Instead of using their seat at Goldman to defend against potential illegal activity amid today’s steady clip of merger deals, the associate is accused of using it to commit crimes.

Nov 26 08:14

Schiff on the US economy and Bruce on the Fed

Nov 26 07:56

The 30 Most Incredible Gifts You Can Actually Buy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the money-junkies put in their letters to Santa!

Nov 26 07:54

Global Shipping Rates Run Aground

Nov 26 07:48

Yet More Rigging By Big Banks – This Time It’s Interest Rate Swaps

Time and time again over the last number of years the largest global banks have been found complicit in the manipulation of key rates, indices and markets. Now, a large and important pension fund has taken the largest of banks to task and filed a class action lawsuit alleging conspiracy to thwart competition and extract large fees and margins from the vast and critical interest rate swap market. The banks “have been able to extract billions of dollars in monopoly rents, year after year, from the class members in this case,” the suit states.

Nov 25 17:18

The U.S. Dollar Index Hits 100

Nov 25 15:51

This rare event could kill the markets

Nov 25 15:44

Commodity bust not over yet

Nov 25 14:52

UK govt. scraps plans to reduce support for poor workers

British Finance Minister George Osborne has scrapped plans to reduce state support for low-income workers.

Addressing the parliament, he said improved public finances meant he could deliver his overall $18 billion welfare savings without the cuts.

Nov 25 12:21

The Unfolding European Housing Crisis

Property prices across almost all the 28 EU member states have increased and have grown faster than incomes. The price correction of the post 2008 era fizzled out due to zero interest rate policy by the global central banks. The price-income ratios are still not back in line, effectively creating another debt fuelled housing bubble.

Nov 25 10:25

Corporate Parasites And Economic Plunder: We Need A Genuine Green Revolution

Over the past few centuries, Western countries embarked on a road to material affluence at the expense of the environment and other peoples across the globe who were subjugated, killed or left to live in poverty. And while offering more of the same and selling unfettered capitalism to the rest of the world, Washington as the now dominant imperial power is doing all it can to destroy any rivals, not least Russia and China. It alone thinks it should be the sole beneficiary in a resource-depleting race towards a barren-wasteland finish.

Nov 25 09:22

Amazon now plastering Nazi symbolism across NYC while banning books that question the government

"Whether the authors' conclusions are well-founded or complete lunacy isn't the point here. has selectively targeted this book for censorship due to the political incorrectness of the author's conclusions," Adams wrote. "Remember, went out of its way to ban Confederate flags in the aftermath of another shooting, enforcing a grotesque, almost Stalinist political correctness in its decision to pull Confederate flag merchandise from its online store (including children's toys like the General Lee car from Dukes of Hazzard)."

Adams noted that Amazon's actions essentially amounted to electronic book-burning, a theme I elaborated on here.

But when Amazon has a financial interest in supporting hate and intolerance, then that, of course, is a different story.

Nov 25 08:20


Nov 24 19:20

High economic inequality leads higher-income individuals to be less generous

That notion has been circulating in countless news articles and research papers in recent years. But a newly published study suggests it's not entirely true.

Nov 24 19:13

One Year Before Paris Attacks, France Denounced Monstrous TTIP Trade Deal

This monster agreement isn’t being taken “as is” without a fight, however. France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have both spoken out against the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) section of the treaty.

EurActiv France reports:

“Matthias Fekl, France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has made it clear that France will not support the inclusion of the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) in a potential TTIP agreement. The ISDS is a point of heated debate between the EU and the United States … ‘France did not want the ISDS to be included in the negotiation mandate,’ Matthias Fekl told the French Senate. ‘We have to preserve the right of the state to set and apply its own standards, to maintain the impartiality of the justice system and to allow the people of France, and the world, to assert their values”

All of this was reported exactly one year before the attacks in Paris on Nov 13, 2015.

Nov 24 15:57

A Secret New Government Tax – Unveiled

Nov 24 15:55

‘You Cannot Build a Strong Economy on a Falling Wage Floor’

Whether the federal minimum wage should be raised was the first question of the recent Republican presidential candidates’ debate. Unsurprisingly, the responses ranged from no to hell no, but given a media environment in which some pundits claim that there is no wage too low to pay someone, it’s significant that the question even came up.

Nov 24 15:47

The Triumph Of Materialism: The Average American Will Spend 830 Dollars On Christmas In 2015

Has there ever been a major holiday more focused on materialism than the modern American Christmas? This year, Americans are planning to spend an average of 830 dollars on Christmas gifts, which represents a jump of 110 dollars over the average of 720 dollars last year.

Nov 24 15:18

The Economy Is Coming Unglued

Commodity prices are plunging, the dollar is powering higher, Obamacare is collapsing, economies everywhere are faltering, and terrorism is spreading across the globe.

That’s bad news. Unless you happen to be among the stock market investors who in the U.S. spent the last week bidding up stock prices like there is no tomorrow. They are playing with fire and are likely to get burned.

Nov 24 15:13

Keiser Report: Balance of Payments Crisis

Nov 24 13:57

Politicians slam tax-avoiding Pfizer-Allergan deal

U.S. politicians condemned Pfizer Inc's deal with Allergan Plc as a tax dodge on Monday, bringing another round of hand-wringing in Washington over the corporate tax code, though legislative action before 2017 is unlikely.

Democrats heaped the most criticism on the New York-based drug maker, with Hillary Clinton accusing Pfizer of using legal loopholes to avoid its "fair share" of taxes in a deal that she said "will leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bag."

Nov 24 12:32

Co-operative Bank close Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s account

Last month, PSC’s account was closed by the Co-operative Bank which cited “the Bank’s risk appetite” for the closure and has refused to elaborate further.

Another 20[i] organisations working for Palestine – including a number of PSC branches – have also had their accounts closed or denied.

PSC and its legal team believe the decision is discriminatory and contravenes the Equality Act 2010. PSC has today initiated legal proceedings against the Bank.

ITN solicitors, acting on behalf of PSC, state the Co-operative Bank’s “failure to provide any reasons for the closure of PSC’s account, which has been compounded by your failure to provide appropriate disclosure, leads to the conclusion that the decision to close the account is based on:

Our client’s cogent belief in Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination and the right of return, and to oppose Israel’s occupation and violations of international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force them to act like one where everybody can see it!

Nov 24 10:33

BAML's Michael Hartnett - 2015 in 10 bullets

Nov 24 09:08

iPad Pro: Apple's tablet is a big fat enterprise failure

No executive is going to lug around this morbidly obese tablet in place of a smaller iPad or a real laptop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plus the iPad Pro can freeze while being recharged, requiring a hard restart.

Nov 24 09:00

From Hope To Nope - Consumer Confidence Crashes To 14-Month Lows

Just three months ago Consumer Confidence was peaking at 8 year highs and everything was awesome. Now, with the biggest miss since March 2009, Consumer Confidence crashed to 90.4 from 99.1. This is the lowest since Septmeber 2014 as the "decline was mainly due to a less favorable view of the job market." Almost every cohort - across age, income, race saw a collapse in confidence though we note low income and under-35s saw the biggest declines as Income Growth expectations plunge to the lowest in 14 months.

Nov 24 08:34

You Can’t Eat Gold or a Debt Sandwich

Nov 24 08:03

Infinity Lights vs. The Stock Market

Nov 24 08:03

Report: More Than 1 In 4 Americans Believe Government Is The Enemy

More than 1 in 4 Americans believe that the government is the enemy, according to a new poll.

Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of registered voters say they think of government as an enemy, up 8 points since 1996. The latest poll looked at general public opinion regarding the federal government.

The findings suggests that 57 percent of voters feel frustrated with the government, while 22 percent feel angry and 18 percent feel “basically content.”

The majority of Americans feel the federal government has room for serious improvement, with 59 percent saying the government needs “very major reform.” Only 37 percent of voters felt that way in 1997.

When asked what particularly makes the government problematic, congress and politics were cited most often. Thirteen percent mentioned Congress, while 11 percent named politics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As completely dysfunctional as the US government has become, not to mention that you cannot believe a word any member of that government says, I am flabbergasted that the number of those characterising the government as "the enemy" is so low!!

Nov 24 07:52

Saudi De-Peg Looms As FX Market Signals Loudest "Black Swan Warning" In 13 Years

As we noted recently, BofAML fears "a depeg of the Saudi riyal is the number one black-swan event for the global oil market in 2016," adding that it is "a highly unlikely but highly impactful risk." Given the recent action in Saudi Riyal forwards - the market's best guess at where the oil-ruch nation's currency will trade in the future - the chance of the black swan 'de-peg' is its highest since 2002. Besides this morning's "whatever it takes" moment, which oil markets quickly shrugged off, amid heavy subsidies to keep the people calm and the costs of wars in Yemen (and more in Syria), weak oil revenues leave The Sauds with few options (outside of the load the nation with ever more debt program): It's either stop it with the whole flooding an oversupplied market strategy, or let the peg fall before reserves runs dry.

Nov 24 07:29

War, Winter and the Weary – The Unfolding European Housing Crisis

By Graham Vanbergen

Property prices across almost all the 28 EU member states have increased and have grown faster than incomes. The price correction of the post-2008 era fizzled out due to zero interest rate policy by the global central banks. The price-income ratios are still not back in line, effectively creating another debt-fuelled housing bubble.

The latest data available for poverty in the EU highlights that more than a third of the population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion in five EU Member States: Bulgaria (48.0 %), Romania (40.4 %), Greece (35.7 %), Latvia (35.1 %) and Hungary (33.5 %). At the other end of the scale, the lowest shares of persons being at risk of poverty or social exclusion were recorded in Sweden (16.4 %), Finland (16.0 %), the Netherlands (15.9 %) and the Czech Republic (14.6 %).

Housing is of course by far the most income-consuming expenditure, followed largely by heating and food...

Nov 24 06:44

El-Erian: More ECB Money Printing Coming

Nov 24 03:00

Irish Stocks Hit 7-Year Highs

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 19:50

7 Ways to Make Yourself Recession Proof