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Government Historians Admit Statue Of Liberty Was Originally A Muslim Woman

This is likely to be a little tough to swallow for some Americans but The Statue of Liberty - symbolically welcoming the world's tired, poor, and huddled masses - was originally conceived as a Muslim peasant woman. As The Hill reports, The Statue of Liberty was originally designed to be a Muslim woman, the Smithsonian Institution's magazine says. Show More Summary

Caught On Tape: China Builds A Bridge In Just 43 Hours

When you have a billion people willing to work instead of expecting free "stuff", anything's possible... Earlier this year, a Chinese construction company had erected a 57-story skyscraper in just 19 days. This time the Chinese have built an overpass in mere 43 hours! Workers took apart the old structure of Beijing's Sanyuan Bridge in a few hours. Show More Summary

Russia Releases Video Of S-400 SAM Deployment In Syria, As Putin Issues Warning To Obama

As reported two days ago, one of the first decisions a very angry Russia took in the aftermath of the shooting down of its Su-24 by a Turkish F-16 was to dispatch a Moskva guided-missile cruiser off the coast of Syria to provide airShow More Summary

Martin Shkreli Sets Out To Crush KaloBios Shorts: Will Stop Lending Out Shares

The brutal tragedy of at least one KaloBios short seller was first documented a week ago when we noted the margin call massacre that befell "novice" trader Joe Campbell, who went to bed with a $35K short on Wednesday and woke up with...Show More Summary

A Heatmap Of Global CapEx 'Shrinkage'

Hot on the heels of the biggest collapse in Australian Capex ever, and just as we predicted back in 2012, we thought it about time to once again re-visit - Godot-like - the never-ending wait for 'recovery' (or ongoing crash) in Capital Expenditure around the world. Show More Summary

Obama Put Taiwan on ISIS Radar

By EconMatters One big news widely reported in Taiwan right now is that the national flag of the Republic of China (R.O.C. Taiwan) appears on ISIS web site video. Above is a screenshot of the video with Taiwan's flag prominently displayed along side that of the U.S. Show More Summary

A Look At The Coming Collapse Of The European Union

Submitted by Jeff Thomas via, When I was a boy, a carnival would come through town annually, with a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and, of course, a midway: rows of makeshift stalls where fairgoers might win a prize...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Leads The World In Seismic Activity As 2015 Quake Count Tops 5,000

With geologists having confirmed the link between fracking and earthquakes in Oklahoma (and energy executives trying to get those geologists fired), the news this week that The Sooner State leads the world in seismic activity will likely see more uproar from residents.. Show More Summary

Haidt-Speak - Coddling, Cry-Bullies, & Ending The Micro-aggression Culture

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The deplorable state of America’s college campuses, overrun by intolerant, censorship happy cry bullies, has been a key topic of discussion here as of late. The following video is...Show More Summary

Turkey Drops "Independence" From Central Bank Mandate As NATO's Favorite Autocrat Strikes Again

In the nearly six months since summer elections saw AKP lose its absolute parliamentary majority in Turkey after a strong showing at the ballot box by the pro-Kurdish HDP, it’s been interesting to watch how the central bank has reacted (or, more appropriately, “not” reacted) to periods of weakness in the lira. Show More Summary

Thanks ISIS: We "Can't Keep Up With Surging Weapons Demand", Pentagon Says

Any time there is a war and countless people in one, two or more nations die for some ideological, religious, ethnic, cultural or nationalistic "reason", two entities benefit: those who supply the weapons and those who supply the loans to buy the weapons. Show More Summary

How Much Higher Can The U.S. Dollar Go?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via, Let’s start our examination of the U.S. dollar (USD) by recalling the chart from my August 2014 essay, Why the Dollar Could Strengthen—A Lot. At that point, the USD had moved modestly off its lows, and had yet to challenge long-term resistance around 80. Show More Summary

Putin, Hollande Hold Joint Press Conference Over Anti-ISIS Talks - Live Webcast

Moments ago, after nearly two hours of private talks in Moscow between Vladimir Putin and France's Francois Hollande, a press conference started in which the two world leaders will share the conclusions of their discussions: will France...Show More Summary

Jeez! What Ever Happened To The "Free World"?

Submitted by Simon Black via, On August 12, 1961, Walter Ulbricht, the Chairman of the State Council in East Germany, signed an order to close the border and begin building a wall around East Berlin. It happened quickly. Show More Summary

Giving "Thanks" To The Fed - Holiday Dinner Has Never Been More Expensive

As you’re probably aware, the Fed has a hard time spotting asset bubbles. Just as there was no housing bubble in 2006 according to the honorable and exceptionally “courageous” Ben Bernanke, there’s no bubble in equities today and certainly no ZIRP-induced fixed income bubble either. Show More Summary

Busted: Hillary Caught Coordinating With CNN To Smear Rand Paul

Submitted by SM Gibson via, State Department emails published by Gawker on Tuesday show that a CNN journalist colluded with a top Hillary Clinton State Department aide in an attempt to smear Kentucky Senator Rand Paul during the former secretary of state’s 2013 testimony on the Benghazi attacks. Show More Summary

After Arresting Hundreds Of Stock Traders, China Cracks Down On "Malicious" Metals Sellers Next

Five months ago, in the aftermath of its biggest market crash since 2008, China unleashed an unprecedented series of measures to stem the selling tide, none more mindblowing than its threat (which was promptly executed) to arrest "malicious short sellers" or even worse. Show More Summary

As If The French Did Not Have Enough Problems

With bond yields hitting ever-increasingly negative levels and stock prices inexorably rising on a wave of real and promised liquidity from Draghi, one could be forgiven for believing the hype about Europe's recovery (had we not seen decades of failure for Japanese QE and 6 years for The Fed). Show More Summary

Overheard At The Trumpsgiving Day Parade

Republican strategist's new "hope"... From this... To this... Source:

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