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Munich Conference: “For The First Time In Decades We Are Facing Threat Of Nuclear Conflict”

Over the past fifty years, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has traditionally reflected the current state of world military affairs. Each February, more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the globe descend into Munich, Germany, to discuss current and future security challenges. And while there have been times in recent years when the MSC demonstrated signs of hope and optimism, none of that was evident this year. This year’s motto “To the Brink – and Back?”- which seems to be an...

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“Their Objective Is To Create Fear…”

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, The Social Justice trend has appeared in recent years, and has rapidly gained momentum. It appeared first on college campuses, where students accused a professor or, indeed, another student, of making a statement or using a word that was deemed socially unacceptable. The premise by the accuser was that a campus must be a safe space, where people should not be exposed to comments that may possibly make anyone feel demeaned or...

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Chinese Official Tackled By US Secret Service Agent In Nuclear Football Scuffle

A Chinese security official was tackled by a US Secret Service agent in an incident involving the U.S. "nuclear football" during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing last year, according to a Sunday report by Axios. The "football" or "president's emergency satchel" is an 45-lb aluminum-framed Zero Halliburton briefcase inside a black leather "jacket," in which a plastic card with the nuclear launch codes called the "nuclear biscuit" can be found. It also contains the procedures for...

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Florida’s ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Bluntly Explains Why School Violence Is Out Of Control

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, Kelly Guthrie Raley has been teaching for 20 years and currently educates kids at Eustis Middle School in Lake County, Florida. Just last month she was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. The day after the horrific shooting that took place at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she posted a rant on Facebook that has since gone viral. In the post, she talked about parental responsibility, compassion, and...

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The Writing’s On The Wall

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Many times people’s eyes glaze over when it comes to macro analysis and I get it. Macro analysis is by definition: Macro. It’s like watching a glacier melt and it only becomes of concern when the glacier structure collapses and you just happen to be in front of it. And then everybody says: Nobody could’ve seen it coming. Yet following the macro pieces is so incredibly important and I continuously try to dedicate some time to dissect the big...

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Bitcoin Nears $11,500 – Almost Double The ‘Mystery Dip-Buyer’ Lows

Bitcoin is now up 15% in February - after January's worst month since Dec 2013 - and up 94% from the lows in early February when we first reported a mystery dip-buyer bought $400 million of crypto... After the ugliest month in over 4 years, February is rebounding fast... As Bitcoin almost doubles off the mystery-dip-buyer lows... As we first detailed in the early Feb plunge, according to BitInfoCharts, a mysterious buyer with a Bitcoin address...

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“Christianity Is Europe’s Last Hope” – Hungary’s Orban Calls For Global Anti-Migrant Alliance

Islam is the problem. Quran in a nutshell: 2:106 We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent? 2:161 Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers - upon them will be the curse of Allah and of the angels and the people, all together, 2:191 And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah...

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Ahead Of Record Weekly Treasury Issuance, Traders Rush To Cover Record Shorts

Two weeks ago, and one day ahead of the Monday 5 VIXplosion, we warned that the combination of record equity longs... ... and record Treasury shorts in the 2Y maturity and the Ultra-Long buckets... ... was "Recipe For Disaster." Indeed it was, and what followed next was a dramatic vol and risk-parity puke, which forced both equity and bond investors to drastically reduce their record exposure, and as Reuters' Jamie McGeever writes, speculators have been scrambling to scale back their...

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Kushner In Probe Crosshairs As Mueller Shifts From Russia To China

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his interest in Jared Kushner's contacts with Russians to encompass the young real estate mogul's efforts to secure financing from foreign investors for his troubled 666 Fifth Avenue property, CNN reports. If true, it would mark a significant departure from Mueller's mandate to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election - as Kushner's discussions with Chinese investors are now on the table.  Mueller's team began asking questions over...

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Latvia Bank Crisis: Central Bank In Chaos As ECB Blocks Payments By Third Largest Bank

One day after we reported that Latvia's central bank governor - and ECB Governing Council member - Ilmars Rimsevics was detained by Latvia’s anti-corruption authority on Saturday on suspicion of accepting a bribe of more than €100,000, prompting both Latvia's Prime Minister and the president to call on Rimsevics to resign, Latvia now appears to have a full-blown banking crisis on its hands, after the European Central Bank froze all payments by Latvia's third largest bank, ABLV, following U.S....

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