J P Morgan and Commodity Manipulation

July 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The practices and methods of manipulating commodity markets, is a staple topic in financial journalism. Options, futures and exotic forms of derivatives, often put under the microscope, gives rise to calls for substantive regulation. One area of the commodity trade, seldom examined is that involved with physical commodities trading. With much fanfare, Under siege, JPMorgan to quit physical commodities, a Reuters announcement has many seasoned street professionals shocked.

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Ready for World War III with China?

July 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With the constant drumbeat that Armageddon is imminent, it is easy to dismiss the geopolitical threats that pose a realpolitik danger. The prospects that definite weapons of mass destruction will engulf the planet in a nuclear winter are upon us once again. After the collapse of the Soviet evil empire, the Reagan – Gorbachev détente provided the world with one of its last hopes for restoring rational international relations. Regretfully, the last superpower used the defeat of the Marxist model of tyranny to impose their Pax American version of a global New World Order. The military machine of NATO, furnished with DARPA technology, would implement the NeoCon policy based upon the interest of the true masters behind the kosher approved empire.

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Detroit City Bankruptcy Blues

July 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The financial woes of Detroit were a long time coming. Even fume breathing onlookers cannot be shocked that Motown ran out of fuel. So why should anyone cry the blues for a community that prides itself on the Dream Girl mentality. With apologies to Fats Domino, the beat no longer plays.

Detroit City

It was the finest city it was

Yes, Detroit City

It was the finest city it was

You don’t need a lot of money

To have a real good time

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Atheism to Secular Humanism and Objectivism

July 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

At first thought, the different philosophical positions of Emma Goldman and Ayn Rand seem to be well defined. Notwithstanding, the contrast between a propensity towards anarchism with an advocacy for laissez-faire capitalism, both Russian born “Khazar Jewish” theorists and activists shared a rejection of a theist metaphysics. When Emma Goldman states: (speaking from a Detroit pulpit in 1898, quoted from Annie Laurie Gaylor, Women Without Superstition, p. 382), “I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years past been working to undo the botched job your God has made”, her mindset distinctly sets her apart from the main body of Western Civilization thought.

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U.S. & Europe Trade Deal Honeymoon

July 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership know as TTIP, is in the process of becoming the biggest trade agreement ever negotiated. The current first five months for 2013, U.S. trade in goods with European Union, has over a 50 billion dollar deficit for the US and is on pace for another record shortfall. Therefore, most economic observers would naturally view that the United States is very eager to increase their share in the “Holy Grail” of Free Trade for the international corporate economy. The first week-long round of talks concluded with a press release.

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The Psychotic Militarization of Law Enforcement

July 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

How did it ever come down to abandoning peace keeping and accepting law enforcement by any means? Even the New York Times expresses alarm in, When the Police Go Military.

“The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States. But today, some local and city police forces have rendered the law rather moot. They have tanks – yes, tanks, often from military surplus, for use in hostage situations or drug raids – not to mention the sort of equipment and training one would need to deter a Mumbai-style guerrilla assault.”

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The New Normal: Part-Time Employment

July 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Intuitively, most observers sense that employment practices have changed dramatically from days gone by. Terence P. Jeffrey in CNS News provides the stats on the disappointing jobs record performance. “Since January 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president, the United States has seen 54 straight months with the unemployment rate at 7.5 percent or higher, which is the longest stretch of unemployment at or above that rate since 1948, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started calculating the national unemployment rate.” So what will employment prospects become as the economy struggles to regain some modest semblance of prosperity?

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Arab Spring Chasing Consensus

July 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Is Democracy great or what? What a shining example, Egypt, for the entire world. Imposing Western institutions and electoral practices in the Land of the Pharaoh has an inevitable outcome. The hubris of the international community and the fallacy that a globalist model for providing political cover for the control of the unwashed masses, just took a detour. Liberation revolt is not supposed to be an option. Tell that to the twenty million plus that gathered together to just say no. Their message should not go unheeded to the great bodies of parliamentary debate elsewhere. Yet, in the end, these legislative corpses just follow orders from the masters who really call the shots.

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Implications of a Pyrrhic Real Estate Rebound

July 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The outlook for residential home ownership is much different from that of investor objectives in acquiring housing for lease or rent. The varied values in regional markets overshadow the underlying trends that affect the long-term prospects for a healthy home ownership real estate environment. Replacement costs, often ignored when it comes to the actual transactional prices paid at title transfer has a long record of suppressing new construction. An equilibrium rebound, is certainly welcomed, but what effect will the rise in interest rates have in this trend?

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