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Whistleblower: VIX Being Rigged

February 13th, 2018

Via: MarketWatch: One of the most popular measures of volatility is being manipulated, charges one individual who submitted a letter anonymously to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The letter makes the claim to regulators that fake quotes for the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.26% are skewing levels of the […]

Israeli Police Recommend Bribery Charges Against Netanyahu

February 13th, 2018

Wake me up when this monster is prosecuted for war crimes. Via: Reuters: Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, opening the way for what could be the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing leader’s political survival. … In a detailed statement, police named Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood producer and […]

The Economist: It Appears Market Conspiracy Theorists Were Right

February 12th, 2018

I wasn’t going to post this. It might have been newsworthy 20 years ago, but since people are submitting it, here you go. Via: ZeroHedge: Three new recently published scientific papers seem to confirm what many have claimed for years: the “efficient markets” are not only inefficient – from an informational standpoint – they are […]

FBI Investigating Millions Of “Mishandled” Dollars Funneled From Australian Govt To Clinton Foundation

January 19th, 2018

Via: ZeroHedge: The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette. “I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations […]

U.S. Suspends at Least $900 Million in Security Aid to Pakistan

January 9th, 2018

Hmm. Via: Reuters: The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. The U.S. State Department announced the decision, saying it reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not done more […]

Western Intervention Has Resulted in Afghanistan Becoming the World’s First True Narco-State

January 9th, 2018

“How could this be possible?” Simple. Because that’s the desired outcome. Afghan Opium Production Rises by 61% Compared with 2010 Brother of Afghan Leader Is Said to Be on CIA Payroll U.S.-Built Bridge is Windfall for Illegal Afghan Drug Trade The Invisible Hand of the Market: British Troops Seize £50 Million of Afghan Opium Officials […]

Congressional Investigators Find Irregularities in FBI’s Handling of Clinton Email Case

January 3rd, 2018

Shocker. Via: The Hill: Republicans on key congressional committees say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server. For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State […]

The Proportion of Medical Procedures Unsupported by Evidence May be Nearly Half

December 31st, 2017

Via: Vox: The recent news that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain, and the cost of the procedure ranges from $11,000 to $41,000 in […]

Hinkley Point: The ‘Dreadful Deal’ Behind the World’s Most Expensive Power Plant

December 25th, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — Via: Guardian: Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is the biggest building site in Europe. Here, on 430 acres of muddy fields scattered with towering cranes and bright yellow diggers, the first new nuclear power station in the UK since 1995 is slowly taking shape. […]

Apple Faces Lawsuits Over Its Intentional Slowing of Older iPhones

December 22nd, 2017

Via: Guardian: Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent. Apple has admitted to slowing down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE when their batteries are either old, cold or have a low charge to prevent abrupt shutdowns. Two separate class-action lawsuits were filed Thursday, […]

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