May 072019
 
Debt Rattle May 7 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Robert Rauschenberg Collection 1954-55   • Chelsea Manning Declares She will Never Cooperate with Grand Jury (SM) • Major Mueller Report Omissions Suggest Incompetence Or A Coverup (ZH) • Mnuchin Refuses To Release Trump’s Tax Returns To Congress (R.) • A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela? (Ron Paul) • Going South (Jim Kunstler) • Fed Flags High US Business Debt, Asset Prices In Financial Report (R.) • Vancouver Housing Bust Steepens, Bank of Canada Likes “Froth” Coming Off (WS) •

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May 062019
 
Renewables Are Dead

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Gustave Courbet The man made mad by fear 1844   If I’ve said once that those among us who tout renewable energy should pay more attention to the 2nd law of Thermodynamics, I must have said it a hundred times. But I hardly ever get the impression that people understand why. And it seems so obvious. A quote I often use from Herman Daly and Ken Townsend, when I talk about energy, really says it all: “Erwin Schrodinger (1945)

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May 062019
 
Debt Rattle May 6 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail James Ensor The intrigue 1890   • The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America (Hayase) • Bolton and Pompeo, Rachel Maddow’s Latest Resistance Heroes (ZH) • Trump Says Mueller Should Not Testify Before Congress (Ind.) • The Big Lie That Barr Lied (McCarthy) • Trump Says 10% China Tariff Rising To 25% On Friday (ZH) • US, Russia Butt Heads Over Venezuela (AFP) • US Deploying Carrier, Bombers To Middle East To ‘Deter Iran’ (R.) • US May

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May 052019
 
Debt Rattle May 5 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Giovanni Bellini The transfiguration c1490   • Pelosi: Trump Could Contest 2020 Election Results – Be Prepared (Carter) • Joe Biden Says He ‘Doesn’t Have Time’ To Lay Out His Healthcare Plan (Ind.) • Trump Criticizes Social Media Bans Of Right-Wing Extremists (PA) • Trump Fires Off Tweetstorm on Social Media Censorship of Conservatives (GP) • Orwellian Cloud Hovers Over Russiagate (McGovern) • Fed To Give Banks A $36 Billion Taxpayer-Funded Subsidy (Middleton) • May Urges Corbyn To Agree

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May 042019
 
 May 4, 2019  Posted by at 12:14 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  
Earth vs. The Amoeba

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Raphael The transfiguration 1520     A few days ago, I received a video of an April 22 (Earth Day) lecture by my longtime friend Nate Hagens. Nate and I both owe a lot concerning our view and understanding of the world to Jay Hanson, who tragically died about a month ago on a diving trip in Indonesia. Many people have written and thought about issues of energy, or economics, or ecology; Jay brought it all together and, crucially,

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May 042019
 
 May 4, 2019  Posted by at 8:42 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle May 4 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Pablo Picasso Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier) 1910   • UN Calls For Julian Assange’s Release From UK High-Security Jail • Barr Launches Wide-Ranging Probe Into 2016 FBI Spying (ZH) • Deeper Into the Dark (Jim Kunstler) • Mueller’s Own Mysteries (Stephen F. Cohen) • Obama On “Scripted, Soulless” Clinton Campaign, “Cartoon Character” Trump (ZH) • UK Tories Lose More Than 1,300 Councillors (BBC) • New Poll Finds 61% Would Back Remain In A Second Brexit Referendum (TNE)

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May 032019
 
 May 3, 2019  Posted by at 1:49 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  
Signed Away by Midgets

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Founding father of the EU, French economist and financier, Jean Monnet     Though I was doing other stuff and wanted to leave the whole Brexit issue alone for a while anyway (boring!), the outcome of yesterday’s local elections, which saw both the Tories and Labor lose bigly while the only real anti-Brexit party, the LibDems, gained a lot, made Theresa May declare that “the British people made clear they want Brexit delivered”. And peace is war too. So

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May 032019
 
Debt Rattle May 3 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Klee In angel’s care (In Engelshut) 1931   • Day of the Long Knives (Kassam) • Is The Media Driving America Insane? (LN) • How The News Took Over Reality (G.) • Assange or Khashoggi: Whither Journalistic Standards? (Aziz) • Democrats Rage At Empty Chair As Barr Misses Mueller Hearing (ZH) • How President Trump’s Legal Team Outfoxed Mueller (Chamberlain) • Ukrainian Embassy Confirms DNC Contractor Solicited Trump Dirt In 2016 (Hill) • April US Auto Sales Crash

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May 022019
 
Debt Rattle May 2 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Bugatti Atlantic Coupé 1935   • Julian Assange Legal Team Begin ‘Big Fight’ Over Extradition (G.) • US May Have To Stop Borrowing Later This Year – Treasury (R.) • From 2024, All US Debt Issuance Will Be Used To Pay For Interest On Debt (ZH) • Fed Sees No Strong Case For Hiking Or Cutting Rates (R.) • Venezuela and Binary Choice (Murray) • Nellie Ohr’s ‘Hi Honey’ Emails On Russia Collusion Should Alarm Us All (Hill) •

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May 012019
 
Debt Rattle May Day 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Gustave Courbet The desperate man (self portrait) 1852   • Maduro Claims Victory Over ‘Deranged’ Coup Attempt (G.) • Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela (FAIR) • About That Letter That Mueller Wrote To Barr… (ZH) • The Real ‘Bombshells’ Are About to Hit Their Targets (Kelly) • Why Are Clapper and Brennan Not in Jail? • Wall Street Puts Nearly $2 Billion in American Politics in 2016-18 Cycle • iPhone Sales Fall 17% In

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