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Update: The status of Cecil's brother is now the subject of a "dispute" between conservationists.*  *  *There’s a lot going on in the world, but you wouldn’t know it if you tuned in to the nightly news because according to the mainstream media, the only thing that happened anywhere last week is that a dentist shot a lion. (Cecil the lion is the one on the right)That’s right fo

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Last October, when we first read about the crash of a business jet on take off in Russia's Vnukovo airport, we didn't think much about it, until a few hours later it was revealed that the main passenger on the plane was none other than Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Europe's second largest oil producer, Total. Margerie had risen quickly to prominence in geopolitical circles three months earlier wh

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Submitted by Tom Chatham via Project Chesapeake,It is a common reaction to ask, how much is that, when we see something we want or need. The question is answered with some monetary figure that people will recognize and use to determine if they can afford it. But what happens when the monetary system we know becomes so dysfunctional that common monetary values mean little.This could happen due to m

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The journey from hubris to humiliation in EM has taken roughly 5 years. As BofAML notes, despite muted asset returns, 2015 has seen the emergence of two big trends: the risk of a bubble in US health care & technology; and the crash in EM/Resources/Commodities. The two trends are best exemplified by the "Map of Hubris & Humiliation" which shows among other things that the market c

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Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com,And at some point, all empires crumble on their own excess, stretched to the breaking point by over-extending a military industrial complex with sophisticated equipment, hundreds of bases in as many countries, and never-ending wars that wrack up mind boggling levels of debt. This cost has been magnified by the relationship it shares with the money system, wh

1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
Amid the collapse in commodities, crashing Chinese stocks, the weakest US wage growth in US history, and a data-dependent Fed; Goldman Sachs fears the new normal is 'shorter-and-faster' business cycles with no persistence primed by monetary policies. Most wprryingly, they conclude, will short business cycles beget shorter business cycles?  As Goldman notes,Cycles: Shorter and fas

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Submitted by Steve Hanke via The Cato Institute,My Globe Asia column in May was titled “Greece: Down and Probably Out.” Well, it’s out. Yes, Greece descended from drama to farce rapidly.If all goes according to plan, the left-wing Greek government will come to an agreement with the so-called troika — the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Int

1 day ago (via zerohedge.com)
Attempts to make sense of the prolonged, bloody conflict in Syria which threatens Turkey’s southern border and long ago spilled over into Iraq, are everywhere and always complicated by the constantly shifting alliances among the various groups fighting for control of the country. For instance, commentators were taken off guard in April when al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra appeared to be working

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No excuse needed...This seemed to sum the talking heads up today...Everyone who loves the ECI index is now searching for another index to like— GreekFire23 (@GreekFire23) July 31, 2015 Everything was awsome today after the worst wage growth in US history sent stocks soaring.. and then they unleashed The Bullard:1408ET *FED'S BULLARD SAYS "IN GOOD SHAPE" FOR SEPT HIKE: DJ V




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