Jun 212022
Debt Rattle June 21 2022

Caravaggio Conversion on the way to Damascus 1600-01   • All This and World War Too (Kunstler) • ‘Nothing Will Be As Before’ (Batiushka) • The Triumph of Death (Chris Hedges) • Zelenskyy Officially Bans Ukraine’s Largest Opposition Political Party (CTH) • Russia Demands Lithuania Lift “Openly Hostile” Blockade (ZH) • A Permanent Shortage of Everything (Greenfield) • Orbán Vows To Dismiss Policies That Threaten To Impoverish Hungarians (RMX) • Adverse Effects Of Covid Vaccines & Measures To Prevent Them

Jun 202022
 June 20, 2022  Posted by at 8:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  37 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 20 2022

Henri Matisse Notre-Dame, une fin d’après-midi 1902   • Boris Urges World Leaders To Hold Their Nerve For A Long War In Ukraine (DM) • Prepare To Fight Russia In A Third World War – Britain’s Top General (DM) • Lithuania Bans Transit Of Sanctioned Russian Goods To Kaliningrad (RFE) • Russia’s New Rules (Luongo) • St. Petersburg Sets The Stage For The War of Economic Corridors (Escobar) • OSCE: Ukraine Started Shelling Donbas Nine Days Before Russian Attack (KK)

Jun 192022
Debt Rattle June 19 2022

Henri Matisse Still Life with Apples on Pink Cloth 1925   • When The Lies Come Home (Douglas Macgregor) • Biden Tries To Climb Down From Ukraine Ledge (AT) • World War 3 For Dummies (Baltar) • Europe Committing Energy Suicide By Imposing Sanctions On Russia (PressTV) • Ukraine Proposed Viable Peace Plan in April, Then Cut Off Negotiations (LI) • Record Diesel Prices Could Lead To Food Shortages In US, Farmers Warn (NYP) • WHO Chief ‘Believes Covid Did

Jun 182022
Debt Rattle June 18 2022

Paul Ranson Apple tree with red fruit 1902   • Putin Claims New World Order, Blasts The West For ‘Insane’ Sanctions (ABC/AP) • Putin Says Sanctions Cost EU $400BN, Warns Of Severe Fertilizer Shortage (ZH) • Biden Told Secretaries Of Defense And State To Tone It Down (NBC) • Two Awkward Biden Moments Draw Online Scrutiny (JTN) • Macron Bends to Pressure, Now Says Ukraine ‘Must Win’ War With Russia (Celente) • Pro-Ukrainian, but Anti-Nazi (Batiushka) • How Low Can

Jun 172022
Debt Rattle June 17 2022

Albrecht Dürer Praying hands 1508   • Lavrov to Boris Johnson: Just Try to Bring Russia to Its Knees (Celente) • Fauci Admits ‘Not Enough Data’ On Boosters For 5-Year-olds (Fox) • Gazprom Defends Gas Cuts As Prices In Europe Soar (AFP) • German Official Warns Of Gas Shortages, Bankruptcies, Massive Price Hikes (RMX) s • Tesco Sales Fall Amid ‘Unprecedented Increases In Cost Of Living’ (G.) • US Energy Chief To Discuss Record Pump Prices With Refiners Next Week

Jun 162022
Debt Rattle June 16 2022

Caravaggio The calling of St. Matthew 1599-1600   • Severe COVID-19 ‘Rare’ In Unvaccinated People (MD) • FDA Advisors Unanimously Endorse COVID Shots for Infants and Young Kids (CHD) • The World Is Looking At You (Batiushka) • First American Mercenary Contractors Captured in Ukraine (CTH) • The ‘New G8’ Meets China’s ‘Three Rings’ (Escobar) • Schiff: Evidence That Trump “Engaged in Likely Multiple Criminal Acts (Turley) • ECB Holds Emergency Meeting To Discuss Market Turmoil (ZH) • PPI: Smoking

Jun 152022
Some Heroes You Got There!

Ivan Aivazovsky Constantinople in Moonlight 1846     We associate the term “mass psychosis” with the reaction(s) to Covid, but I would argue it’s been around a lot longer, and broader. At least since 2015, and the media coverage (if you can even call it that) of Donald Trump, his campaign and his presidency. I have no special sympathy for Trump (though some people doubt that), but that episode, and the “coverage” of it, did wake me up -even more-

Jun 152022
Debt Rattle June 15 2022

Claude Monet Meules 1890   • Pope Francis: Russian War In Ukraine Was ‘Perhaps Provoked’ (Pol.eu) • Russia Tells Sievierodonetsk Defenders To Surrender (G.) • Economic Security is National Security (CTH) • Economic Security is National Security – The case for Trump (CTH) • Will Democratic Senators Endorse Biden In 2024? (DC) • Usual Midterm Indicators Very Unfavorable for Democrats (Gallup) • Biden’s Summit of No-Shows (Lawrence) • Children Are Being Infected With Up To Three Viruses At A Time

Jun 142022
Debt Rattle June 14 2022

Joseph Mallord William Turner Teasing the Donkey 1827   • DC Shifts To Damage Control As Ukraine Defense Fades (AT) • Russian Forces Cut Off Last Routes Out Of Sievierodonetsk (R.) • Ukraine Has LOST, And So Have We (Denninger) • The US Is Still Importing Russian Oil Despite The Ban (FC) • Biden Admin Quietly Urging Companies To Purchase Russian Fertilizer (ZH) • Japan On Verge Of Systemic Collapse (ZH) • ‘Lying’: Aussie Scientist’s Vaccine Outrage (News.com.au) • January

Jun 132022
 June 13, 2022  Posted by at 8:54 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  68 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 13 2022

Caravaggio I musici 1595-96   • Russia Gains More Ground in Donbas Region (WSJ) • Should Russia Pay Reparations For The Ukraine War? (Barry Eichengreen) • Effort to Force Russia to Pay Reparations to Ukraine Faces Uphill Battle (WSJ) • Global Nuclear Arsenal Set To Grow For First Time In Decades (R.) • Army Official Predicted Vaccines Might Be Paused Over Myocarditis (ET) • 99% Certain Justin Bieber’s Facial Paralysis Caused By Covid Vaccine (Kirsch) • USS Liberty: A Forgotten