from McAlvany Financial:
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Would Kid Rock make a good U.S. senator? When asked if a website promoting his potential run was real, he responded by tweeting that the answer is “an absolute YES”. Of course no official announcement has been made yet, but Kid Rock says one may be coming very soon. Many Republicans have been urging him to run against incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow, and it looks like this may actually happen. Thanks to Donald Trump’s election victory last November, a lot of celebrities are starting to realize that they might be able to be successful in politics too. Even now, there are rumors that Mark Zuckerberg, The Rock, Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey may all be considering running for president in 2020, and it would be a shock if we didn’t see at least a few “unconventional candidates” shoot for the White House next time around.
by Patrick Howley, Big League Politics:
Evidence shows that John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, was “hacked” by a Deep State surveillance operation overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper.
Roberts, the Bush appointee who made the decisive vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare before the 2012 election, was allegedly the victim of the same Deep State surveillance program that spied on President Donald Trump.
by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:
In 1999 my colleague Tim Price had front row seats to the first Internet bubble.
He tells a great story about being a private client portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch in London at the time, and describes how clients were clamoring to buy technology stocks.
‘Giddy’ doesn’t really do the mania justice. ‘Insane’ comes closer to describing the popular mood.
James Glassman and Kevin Hassett had just published a book, Dow 36,000 (the title speaks for itself), and Merrill Lynch thought it fitting to give a copy to every single person on staff.
by David Stockman, DailyReckoning:
oseph Schumpeter, one of the great economists of all times, once described capitalism as “the perennial gale of creative destruction.” In Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (1942), he wrote:
The opening up of new markets, foreign or domestic, and the organizational development from the craft shop to such concerns as U.S. Steel illustrate the same process of industrial mutation — if I may use that biological term—that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one. This process of Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism.
I believe fully in the virtues of free market capitalism. Its “creative destruction” creates gains in efficiency and leads to technological innovation. It produces rising incomes and living standards for everyone.
German special commandos have arrested several people in connection with the theft of a large gold coin that was stolen from the Bade museum in Berlin back in March in a brazen theft that shocked the public.
While Reuters didn’t say whether police recovered the coin – there was some speculation that the thieves would’ve melted it down for the gold – photographs did show police leading away a suspect, whose face was covered to hide his identity. The arrests were made in the Neukoelln area of Berlin
by Jake Anderson, The Anti Media:
On the southwestern edge of Lake Titicaca, Peru, there is an ancient 23-foot doorway known as the Aramu Muru. Local natives call it the “Puerta de hayu Marca,” the gateway to the lands of the gods and immortal life. Throughout their history, the natives have described people disappearing and appearing at this doorway.
In 1998, purported extraterrestrial contactee Jerry Wills claimed a tall blonde humanoid named Zo taught him how to access Aramu Muru and enter “another universe.” Wills further claimed that Zo illustrated to him how our universe is an experimental simulation within his species’ universe. They built it to understand their own reality, which is itself nested inside a larger universe.
by Alex Christoforou, The Duran:
Hillary and Ukraine better hope that Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, is not confirmed by the Senate.
Real news…Ukraine did collude with the Hillary Clinton campaign, and the DNC, to prevent then-candidate Trump from entering the White House. They failed, and they then quickly projected their sneaky crimes into a fake Russia-election meddling narrative.