from Free Your Mind:
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by Renee Parsons, American Thinker:
While the world’s largest cryptocurrency failure is in its early stage of bankruptcy, the FTX collapse is more complex than just extraordinary, remarkable wads of money, as they are accompanied by the mystique of an alleged Boy Genius who was a billionaire (not) by the time he was 30 years old. It remains an eternal puzzlement how any adult with half a brain could have relied on an overgrown adolescent with a massively exaggerated sense of self to handle more than a C-note, preferably one at a time. It defies coherent explanation — except the participation of politicians and bureaucrats blinded by the colossal greed from a novice charlatan professing altruistic inclinations as cover for his Ponzi scheme makes perfect sense.
by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:
It’s official — good times are here again!
Black Friday’s sales set a new record this year, up 2.3% over 2021. Thanksgiving online sales were also up 2.9%. So don’t listen to any gloom and doom talk about a recession. Just look at the numbers.
That’s what they’ll tell you. Well, here’s what they won’t tell you:
All of those sales figures are nominal. In other words, they don’t account for inflation.
by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:
GOLD CLOSED DOWN $13.00 TO $1741.40//SILVER IS DOWN 91 CENTS TO $20.55//COMEX DATA COMPLETE//COVID UPDATES RE CHINA AND APPLE//COVID VACCINES/DR ALEXANDER//VACCINE IMPACT
GOLD PRICE CLOSE: DOWN $13.00 at $1741.40
SILVER PRICE CLOSE: DOWN 91 cents to $20.55
by Jeff Thomas, International Man:
For many years, I’ve been predicting the coming of a crisis of epic proportions. I’ve focused on the economic and political aspects, although the social aspects will be no less severe.
This is not the stuff of crystal balls, nor is it mere guesswork. The fundamentals for economic crisis have remained essentially the same for thousands of years, and if we’re diligent enough to study history and analyse the present, we can identify the fundamental ingredients of a crisis in the making. Once we’ve done this, the actual prediction of the event itself is no more inspired than recognising that if we have a bomb filled with explosives and we light the fuse, it will go off.
by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:
Italy’s new PM Giorgia Meloni revealed her first economic initiatives with a budget of 21 billion euros. The Italian government will no longer provide free handouts to those who simply refuse to work. This should not be controversial.
For starters, anyone eligible for welfare must actually reside in Italy. Those capable of working will have eight months to find employment before their free paycheck runs out. Alternatively, if someone refuses a job, they will be excluded from receiving welfare. The 5-Star’s citizens’ wage will be abolished by next year as the system has been abused by many who simply do not want to work. They are reviewing the pension system as well, but it’s too late to save the pension funds.
from SGT Report:
Bill Holter returns to SGT Report to help break down the latest REAL news from the FTX Crypto scandal to precious metals to the rush toward global government – we have seen the truth: There are zombies and Traitors are among us.
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by Simon Fondrie-Teitler, Angie Waller, and Colin Lecher, The Markup:
Major tax filing services such as H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer have been quietly transmitting sensitive financial information to Facebook when Americans file their taxes online, The Markup has learned.
The data, sent through widely used code called the Meta Pixel, includes not only information like names and email addresses but often even more detailed information, including data on users’ income, filing status, refund amounts, and dependents’ college scholarship amounts.