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

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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-

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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

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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

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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

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Jun 122022
 
 June 12, 2022  Posted by at 1:21 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Automatic Earth in Athens June 2022

Evelyn De Morgan Night and Sleep 1878     Yes, yes, I know, high time for another update on the Monastiraki kitchen you have been so wonderfully, gracefully supporting for 7 years now (I first got here in June 2015). First of all, we are doing great, the level of commitment of the crew is unprecedented, very happy with that, it’s rare. I remember in 2015 there were 51 NGOs “helping” the refugees on Lesbos, for millions of EU funded

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Jun 122022
 
 June 12, 2022  Posted by at 8:27 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  26 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 12 2022

Caravaggio The seven works of mercy (Sette opere di Misericordia) 1607   • Pitchforks Soon In Europe? (Vilches) • No Ammo, More Casualties, Thin Lines, Propaganda And Passing The Buck (MoA) • Biden Throws Zelensky Under The Bus (ZH) • Ukraine Slams Biden’s Comments on Zelensky Not Heeding Warnings (NW) • Ukraine Fears It Might Lose Western Support Over ‘War Fatigue’ (Antiwar) • EU Will Likely Grant Ukraine Candidate Status To Join Bloc – Von Der Leyen (G.) • Pentagon

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Jun 112022
 
Debt Rattle June 11 2022

Robert Campin Portrait of a woman 1430-35   • The Goal Is Not To Help Ukraine, But To Fight Putin – Jacques Baud (TP) • Biden Tries Blaming Russia for White House Energy Policy and Inflation (CTH) • Ukraine Is Blackmailing The Global South By Demanding Weapons For Wheat (Kol.) • Traitors and Patriots (Batiushka) • UK: 5,000 Non-Covid Excess Deaths in the Last Five Weeks (DS) • Funding of Promising COVID-19 Treatment Withdrawn Without Explanation (DS) • Get Your

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Jun 102022
 
Debt Rattle June 10 2022

James Ensor The oyster eater 1882   • Washington Starts Blame Game Over Defeat In Ukraine (MoA) • We’re Almost Out Of Ammunition And Relying On Western Arms, Says Ukraine (G.) • The US/UK Proxy War Forestalling Peace Negotiations in Ukraine (CD) • Nuclear Deployments in Finland & Sweden Not Ruled Out, NATO Says (LI) • Greek Court Overturns Ruling on Seizure of Iranian Ship (GR) • Will The Global South Break Free From Dollarized Debt? (Escobar) • Dershowitz Says

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Jun 092022
 
 June 9, 2022  Posted by at 2:00 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , ,  8 Responses »
Zelensky Finally Speaks The Truth

Pieter Brueghel the Younger Construction of the Tower of Babel 1595     It’s pretty amazing, but finally Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said something that is actually true. Not because he intended to, but hey, beggars are choosers. Zelensk(i)y(y) today compared western weapons and sanctions to Covid vaccines. A tad late, for sure, given the vaccine fatigue, but then his audience are not the smartest sheep in the herd. But he is so right it’s impossible to let this

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