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October 20, 2018 | What is an NPC and Why Does it Matter?

So surely you’ve heard that 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s evil A.I. super-computer HAL is a thinly veiled reference to IBM, right? You know, change each letter in “HAL” to the next one in the alphabet? Well, what do you get when you change each letter in the word “mob” to the next one in the alphabet. […]

October 14, 2018 | Crime Pays (If you’re in Government)

“The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows!” Perhaps you’re old enough to remember this tag line from the 1930s radio dramatization of The Shadow. Or perhaps, like me, you spent your childhood listening to “Those Old Radio Shows” on your local radio station before going to bed every night. Or perhaps […]

September 30, 2018 | Uncle Sam Prepares His Robot Army

OK, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first? The good news? OK, no problem. You know that old anti-war cliché about “Suppose They Gave A War And No One Came“? Well that slogan might be closer to becoming reality than you think.  Exhibit A: This story from Japan Today. “SDF recruiters […]

September 22, 2018 | Did the Korean War End This Week?

So the Korean war ended this week. Or so you would believe if you scanned the headlines of the British tabloids. “North and South Korea have finally ended the Korean War after 65 years!” blares The Mirror. And reading from the article: North Korea’s willingness to abolish its missile facilities and close its main nuclear […]

September 15, 2018 | Neocons Planning Another Syrian False Flag Attack

Speaking of 9/11 War Games, Russia just held some war games on 9/11. And not just any war games, but the biggest war games they’ve held since the Cold War. The drills, scheduled to wrap up on the 17th, involve the deployment of 300,000 troops and include maneuvers in Russia’s Far East region, as well as a naval […]

September 1, 2018 | Now Germany Wants A SWIFT Alternative

Remember when I told you about “China’s SWIFT Alternative and the (Engineered) Death of the Dollar“? Well, now it’s Germany’s turn to get in on the act. As the Financial Times reports: Germany’s foreign minister has called for the creation of a new payments system independent of the US as a means of rescuing the nuclear deal […]

August 25, 2018 | US Markets Enter Longest Bull Run in History

Let’s party like it’s 1999! No, better yet, let’s party like it’s 2018! What? Haven’t you heard the news? The US stock market bull run of 2009-2018 has just surpassed the 1990-2000 bull run to become the longest period of continually-rising stocks in US history. It was March 9, 2009 when the market finally bottomed […]

August 12, 2018 | The Secret Battle for Africa

In October 2017 United States African Command confirmed that three Green Berets had been killed and two more had been wounded when their patrol was ambushed in Niger. Reaction to this news from the non-Forecaster audience was: “What? There’s a United States African Command?” followed swiftly by “What are Green Berets doing conducting patrols in Niger, anyway?” […]

August 4, 2018 | US Negotiating Peace With the Taliban

It’s not often that you see an MSM headline that tells an entire story, complete with a plot and sub-plot, but when you do it’s usually in a tabloid. Such is the case with this recent doozy from The Daily Fail: “America is talking to the Taliban in a bid to end 17 years of Afghanistan war […]

July 29, 2018 | Prediction Markets Arise on the Blockchain

So, you know how decentralized technologies are making it possible to do things that were completely impossible before? Like creating uncensorable information storage and retrieval networks or circumventing the gun laws of the would-be tyrants? Well, how about if it could also allow you to bet on anything? And I mean anything. Doesn’t sound so amazing? Well, what if we’re […]

July 8, 2018 | The Global Economy is Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Well, it’s official: “Japan Inc.” is now “Bank of Japan Inc.” Oh, OK, not officially official, but just about. As the Nikkei Asian Review reports, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is now a top-10 shareholder in a whopping 40% of the listed companies in the country. That’s right, having purchased 25 trillion yen ($227 billion) worth of exchange-traded […]

June 30, 2018 | From Trade War to Hot War in One Easy Step

America is in a funk. Slipping into an economic and cultural morass and at risk of losing its footing on the global chessboard, American workers find themselves working more and making less money. How can this be? Flailing for an answer, they find it in the mouth of a politician who tells them he can […]

June 17, 2018 | India and China Announce The “Oil Buyers Club”

I’ve been looking at some of the globalist summits around the world lately but here’s one that slipped under the radar: the International Energy Forum. The IEF’s 16th bienniel energy ministers meeting took place in New Delhi this past April and brought together 5o of the world’s energy ministers, 30 energy company CEOs and 12 heads of international organizations. […]

June 9, 2018 | Your Guide to this Weekend’s Globalist Conference Circuit

Oh, pity the poor globalists. They’re going to be running around like chickens with their heads cut off in the next few days. …Well, OK, more like flying around in their private jets like well-pampered chickens with their heads cut off, but you get the idea. Why? Well, because globalist conference season is in full […]

June 2, 2018 | How to Skirt Sanctions

“Abandon all hope ye who enter here.” That, famously, is the inscription above the gates of hell in Dante’s Inferno, and, if Uncle Sam gets his way, it will be the first thing that comes to mind for any company seeking to skirt the Iranian sanctions that are snapping back into place in the coming months. […]

May 13, 2018 | Iran Battles Uncle Sam for the Heart of the EU

So it’s come to this. The fate of the world hangs in the balance…and it’s the EU that’s going to be the deciding factor. The EU? Really? Sigh.  You may have heard that the US scrapped the Iranian nuclear deal this week, setting off a series of events that could very likely end up […]

May 5, 2018 | Japan’s Stealth Army

Last month, while everyone was distracted by other events, the Japanese government did something rather remarkable: They activated a marine unit. Specifically, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force activated a 1,500 man unit known as the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade. The occasion was marked by a ceremony at Sasebo military base on the island of Kyushu. This […]

April 15, 2018 | The Facebook Privacy Revelations Aren’t That Shocking

It’s shocking, shocking, I tell you! Apparently, and I’m just learning this from some breaking news headlines so bear with me, but apparently Facebook has not been on the up and up when it comes to protecting their users’ privacy. Incredible, I know. I mean, these are still early reports so we’ll have to wait […]

April 8, 2018 | Trade War Is On, But No “Nuclear Option”

Tariffs, counter-tariffs and headlines about trade wars are flowing like wine as the long-anticipated Trump campaign against China is finally shaping up. Given that futures are tumbling, the US trade deficit has just hit a decade low, and, oh yeah, we haven’t seen market volatility like this since the crash of ’87 you might think we have enough ominous financial storm clouds to […]

April 1, 2018 | The Chinese Oil Futures Market Has Opened. Here’s What It Means.

It has been promised for 25 years. Its coming has been heralded as a world-changing event. It has launched a thousand headlines in the last few months. And it happened this week. But if you blinked you would have missed it. What am I talking about? Why, the launch of a Chinese yuan-denominated oil futures […]

March 24, 2018 | Meet Xi Jinping, President For Life

As you might have heard by now, Chinese President Xi Jinping has just appointed himself God Emperor For Life. Or, in Chinese Communist Party-ese: “The term of office of the State Council is the same as that of the National People’s Congress.” For those keeping track at home, that’s the clause in the Chinese constitution that used […]

March 17, 2018 | From Poisoned Spies to WWIII

So you know the poisoning of Sergei Skripal? The incident that is causing British Prime Minister Elizabeth May to start a war of words with the Russians that could potentially lead to World War III? Well, imagine explaining the story to your MSM-addicted, normie friend: YOU: Hey, did you know the US government has a […]

March 10, 2018 | America, China, and the Battle for the “Indo-Pacific”

Goodbye, Asia-Pacific! Hello, Indo-Pacific?  That’s right, the old “Asia-Pacific” label is so last decade, guys. It’s time to start calling that part of the globe the “Indo-Pacific.” Who cares if it’s geographically nonsensical? America’s military planners and their think tank lackeys are starting to change their nomenclature, and you should too! The term entered the vernacular last […]

March 4, 2018 | India’s Biggest-Ever Bank Fraud Unravels

It has all the elements of a Hollywood heist movie: A well-known jeweler-to-the-stars and his shady accomplice. A risky gambit to exploit a banking loophole. Inside help from a high-ranking official. A $2 billion swindle. And the whole house of cards crashing down in spectacular, front-page fashion. But here’s the Bollywood twist: The well-known jeweler […]

February 25, 2018 | What You Need to Know About Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency

A perfectly predictable thing happened when the Great Oil Price Plunge of 2014 pulled the rug out from Venezuela’s oilconomy: Foreign creditors stopped lending to Venezuela, the debt-saddled government devalued the currency to cover budget deficits, inflation spiraled out of control (entering a death spiral last November), and, perhaps inevitably, the government defaulted on some of its $US bonds. (And all this amidst devastating […]

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