Oct 292019
 
 October 29, 2019  Posted by at 9:00 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , ,  22 Responses »
Notes October 29 2019

Paul Gauguin Palm trees on Martinique 1887     A few -seemingly?!- contradictory items I noticed this morning. First, the oil the US is smuggling, stealing -take your pick- from Syrian oil fields. On the one hand, we have U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper claiming that the revenue from the stolen oil goes to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, which partly uses it “guard prisons that hold captured Islamic State fighters.” US Military Envisions Broad Defense Of Syrian

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Oct 282019
 
 October 28, 2019  Posted by at 1:54 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  20 Responses »
The Last Debt Rattle?

Cimabue Christ mocked c1280 (Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters. Painting discovered in an old woman’s kitchen in Sept, sold for $28 million this week)   • Trump Kept Gang of 8 In The Dark About Baghdadi Raid (WE) • Bill Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program (Webb) • Russia Calls Increase In US Troops In Syrian Oil Fields ‘Banditry’ (Hill) • Russian FM Lavrov Warns US Against Undermining Syria’s Sovereignty (RT) • The Plundering of Ukraine by Corrupt American Democrats (Shamir) •

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Oct 262019
 
 October 26, 2019  Posted by at 9:27 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  22 Responses »
Debt Rattle October 26 2019

Rembrandt van Rijn The spectacles seller 1624   • Sidney Powell Drops Bombshell Showing How The FBI Trapped Michael Flynn (Fed.) • James Clapper Struck By ‘Interesting’ Timing Of DOJ Criminal Inquiry (WE) • The Sound of Shoes Dropping in the Night (Kunstler) • Joe Biden’s Super PAC Is Being Organized By Corporate Lobbyists (IC) • US Embassy In Kyiv Forces Prosecutor To Drop Burisma, Biden Investigations (CDM) • Judge Rules DOJ Must Release Details From Mueller Report (ZH) •

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Oct 252019
 
 October 25, 2019  Posted by at 9:37 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  20 Responses »
Debt Rattle October 25 2019

Ivan Shishkin The wilds 1881   • Justice Dept. To Launch Criminal Investigation Into Its Own Russia Probe (Hill) • Trump Cancels All Admins’ NYT, WaPo Subscriptions (ZH) • EU Set To Put Brexit Delay On Hold After Johnson’s Ultimatum (G.) • Russian Gun Activist Maria Butina To Touch Down In Moscow Saturday (RT) • Despite Ultra-Low Mortgage Rates, New House Prices At Multi-Year Low (WS) • Vladimir Putin, Syria’s Pacifier-in-Chief (Escobar) • WikiLeaks Releases New Docs Questioning Syria Chemical

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Oct 242019
 
 October 24, 2019  Posted by at 8:38 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  11 Responses »
Debt Rattle October 24 2019

Rembrandt van Rijn Self portrait with Saskia 1636   • UK Blocks Spanish Judge From Questioning Julian Assange (El Pais) • Former House Lawyer Says Pelosi’s Impeachment Inquiry ‘Is Illegal’ (WT) • Democrats Set December Impeachment Target, But Obstacles Abound (R.) • Republicans Storm Closed-Door Hearing To Protest Impeachment Inquiry (Hill) • Benghazi Coverup Discussed on Emails to Clinton’s Unsecured Server (ET) • Steele, State and the Alfa Bank Conspiracy Theory Exposed (Solomon) • Oprah Has ‘Begged’ Disney CEO Bob

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Oct 232019
 
 October 23, 2019  Posted by at 12:31 pm Finance, Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  5 Responses »
Assange Is The Only One To Abide By The Law

Salvador Dali Self portrait 1921   On October 21 2019, Brexit became an entirely irrelevant issue. Or perhaps we should say it had already become that, but on that date it was exposed for all to see that it was. The parading into a courtroom of Julian Assange in London was all the evidence one could need that the UK government breaks its own laws as well as numerous international laws, with impunity. But that is not how the media

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Oct 232019
 
Debt Rattle October 23 2019

Salvador Dali Portrait of my father 1920 • Bernie Pledges To End Prosecuting Whistleblowers Under Espionage Act (IC) • Everyone Is a Russian Asset (Matt Taibbi) • Hillary, Acknowledge the Damage You’ve Caused (Tulsi Gabbard) • Graham To Introduce Resolution Condemning House Impeachment Inquiry (Hill) • The 2020 Election Is Shaping Up To Be An Expensive Run (ZH) • EU Moves Towards Brexit Delay As Johnson Seeks Election To Break Impasse (R.) • Facebook Probe By US States Expands To

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Oct 222019
 
 October 22, 2019  Posted by at 9:38 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  10 Responses »
Debt Rattle October 22 2019

Eugène Delacroix Liberty Leading the People 1830   • Julian Assange Struggled To Remember His Name At Extradition Hearing (ND) • ‘I’m In An Unfair Fight Against A Superpower,’ Assange Tells UK Court (SMH) • Assange in Court (Craig Murray) • Assange in Court – 2 (Craig Murray) • Information On Poroshenko Money Laundering/Biden Cover Up (CDM) • Trump ‘Fully Prepared’ For Military Action vs Turkey If Needed – Pompeo (CNBC) • Enter, the Dragon – Hillary 2020 (Kunstler) •

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Oct 212019
 
 October 21, 2019  Posted by at 10:11 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  13 Responses »
Debt Rattle October 21 2019

Vincent van Gogh Self-portrait with dark felt hat at the easel 1886   • Recession Likely Years Away Due To Bullish Trump Effect – Shiller (CNBC) • Global Economy Faces $19 Trillion Corporate Debt Timebomb – IMF (G.) • “Toe The Line Or Be Destroyed”: Tulsi Gabbard (ZH) • Will the Democratic Party Exist after 2020 Election? (OffG) • Why 97% Of Congress Get Re-Elected Each Year (F.) • Scottish Court Asked To Delay Ruling On Johnson’s Brexit Extension Request

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Oct 202019
 
 October 20, 2019  Posted by at 9:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  20 Responses »
Debt Rattle October 20 2019

Rembrandt van Rijn The three trees 1643   • Hillary Clinton Bails On DC Event That Tulsi Gabbard Is Attending (NYP) • Dems Introduce Legislation To Block G7 Summit At Trump’s Doral Resort (Fox) • Trump Ditches Plan To Host G7 At Doral Resort: ‘Irrational Hostility’ (G.) • Trump Campaign Mocks Outrage Over Mulvaney Comments With T-Shirts (ZH) • UK PM Sends Unsigned Request For Brexit Delay (BBC) • Brexit Delay And Election Better Than Johnson’s Deal – Farage (R.)

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