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14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 3:30 AM
If there is any remaining doubt in your mind that Special Counsel Mueller's probe is anything but a farcical, politically-motivated witch hunt, then you'll be summarily relieved of those doubts [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 3:10 AM
Authored by A Z Mohamed via The Gatestone Institute, Saudi influence on American administrations, and relationships between senior officials in both countries, is behind Washington's ignoring Riyadh's "well-established... involvement in supporting terrorism and terrorist groups." - Report by the Institute for Gulf Affairs (IGA), released on June 1. The IGA report, covering the three-year period since then and including extremely serious charges against both Saudi Arabia and previous U.S. administration and security officials, indicates the urgency with which the current administration needs to treat the issue and act upon it. A new investigative report reveals that hundreds of Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals residing in the United States -- some with dual citizenship, and most students subsisting on government scholarships -- have joined ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq during the past three years.
Titled "From American Campuses to ISIS Camps: How Hundreds of Saudis Joined ISIS in the U.S.," the report -- released June 1 by the Washington-D.C.-based think tank, The Institute for [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 2:47 AM
And they said bitcoin would never work as a currency. While that might be true for small transactions - for now - real-estate markets across the US are increasingly demonstrating that [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 2:33 AM
One day after Stanley Druckenmiller confessional to CNBC that as a result of central planning and markets that make no sense, the legendary hedge fund manager had a "terrible" year, [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 2:30 AM
Authored by Justin Raimondo via AntiWar.com, It was the Holy Grail of #TheResistance, the smoking gun they had been desperately searching for, solid evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians to steal the presidency from its rightful owner: an email written and sent before WikiLeaks published the DNC material directing Trump’s attention to the data dump and even offering an “encryption key,” whatever that may be, so he could get a jump start on the news cycle. Collusion! Impeach! Gotcha!
Except it wasn’t true. CNN, which initially reported the story, had the date of the email wrong: a 14 had somehow morphed into a 4. It turns out that CNN had [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 2:29 AM
Over 10,000 text messages sent between two top FBI investigators - one of whom led both the Clinton email investigation and the early Trump-Russia probe, have been turned over to [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 2:19 AM
China, somewhat unexpectedly, hikes rates this evening, minutes before dumping economic data that showed no major surprises other than a modest disappointment in retail sales growth. Of course, we had a [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 2:10 AM
As we noted a few months ago, ever since the ECB launched its sovereign debt QE, initially known as PSPP, in March 2015 and later expanded to include corporate debt, [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 1:50 AM
Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, I recently spoke with my friend and colleague Chris Lowe about China’s new alternative financial system - and how it could mortally wound the US dollar. It was such an important discussion that I had to pass it along.
Chris is the editor of Bonner & Partners’ Inner Circle. His publication shares insights from Bill Bonner’s personal global network of analysts and investment experts. Using force to compel people to [...]
Source: Zerohedge
14-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 1:30 AM
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Kristine Svinicki responded to questions raised by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) regarding a key aspect of the Uranium One deal, agreeing that the Obama Administration had [...]
Source: Zerohedge
13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 9:03 PM
"It's one of the most bullish signals I've ever seen in commodities..." [...]
Source: The Daily Crux
13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Flip Side | 6:46 PM
"China's new mechanism will totally bypass the US dollar and the US financial system... along with any restrictions, regulations, or sanctions from Washington..." [...]
Source: The Daily Crux