Don’t Worry About a Coming Trade War; We’re Already in One

August 7, 2017

Doesn’t everyone believe in free trade? That is a serious question and anyone who disagrees with the concept of universal free trade at all times and in all circumstances is scorned. The problem is that most economic types and politicians in the West make two very wrong assumptions. First, they assume that the world is […]

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Why August May Not Be So Calm; Here’s What Bears Watching

July 28, 2017

Historically, people have watched the stock market as a proxy for the mood and circumstances of our nation. So far this year, the stock market has demonstrated historically low volatility. Of course, it is not uncommon for there to be dull days in the summer months. Looking around the world, however, things are far from […]

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Venezuela Falling (Part One)

July 25, 2017

A slow-moving train wreck. The failure of a socialist state. The collapse of a dictatorship. Civil war. The death of a currency. Whatever description you’d like to apply to the tragedy of Venezuela is likely an understatement. Anyone with an understanding of history could see this coming, of course. The disastrous socialist policies of Hugo […]

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Facing DUNKIRK

July 19, 2017

A few months ago, we shared about a movie that documented the Armenian Genocide entitled The Promise. Set a century ago, starring Christian Bale (who also starred as Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy) and based on history, The Promise tells a powerful story that must never be forgotten. It demonstrated the cruelty of men […]

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Confirmation: Barclays, Qatar, and the Serious Fraud Office

July 18, 2017

In the past month we’ve had several points of confirmation regarding things we’ve covered for over a decade in this Blog and our books. There are a half-dozen dramatic examples that have cropped up this year alone. But for sake of simplicity and focus, we will concentrate on just one of these. It certainly bears […]

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North Korea’s Attempt to Rain on our Independence Day Parade

July 6, 2017

This week as we celebrated on beaches and at barbecues, there were others around the world with entirely different plans in mind. One example was North Korea which chose our Independence Day to demonstrate their progress with InterContinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) capable of hitting our nation. While this was a dramatic contrast, it is just […]

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Qatar called out? It’s About Time!

June 5, 2017

Patrick Poole sent me his commentary late yesterday regarding the severing of ties with Qatar by multiple major Middle Eastern nations. It’s definitely worth reading if you missed it. Here is a quick summary: Major Confrontation Between Saudi, Egypt, UAE Against Qatar Over Terror Support BY PATRICK POOLE JUNE 4, 2017 Several countries took major moves […]

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Exiting the Paris Climate Agreement is an Essential Step in Protecting America

June 1, 2017

Today, President Trump announced that his Administration is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. This is a big victory for those who want to see our nation better positioned in the global economic war already underway. It is also a promise that Donald Trump made when campaigning and kept early in his […]

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What to Do Since the Geeks Can be Compromised

May 30, 2017

Yesterday, we sent an important post, What Happens if the Geeks are Compromised. It explained how Best Buy’s Geek Squad has been connected to the FBI. While that’s not a bad thing from a national security view (putting aside the privacy concerns for the moment), it does raise questions regarding the loyalty of various IT support services. […]

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What Happens if the Geeks are Compromised

May 29, 2017

A failure of imagination. When the 9/11 Commission reported on the nature and causes of the worst terror attack on American soil in history, those four fateful words summed up the problem. There was a pre-9/11 mentality where the FBI assumed a plane hijacking was intended to get a ransom. The goal was to talk […]

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