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Zero Hedge 10/20/2019
Escobar: Syria May Be The Biggest Defeat For The CIA Since Vietnam. What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I’ve tried to in a single paragraph this way:. “ It’s a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face saving withdrawal, which Trump can sell as avoiding a conflict with NATO ally Turkey. Turkey has the guarantee – by the Russians – that the Syrian Army will be in control of the Turkish-Syrian border. Russia prevents a war escalation and keeps the Russia-Iran-Turkey peace process alive. And Syria will eventually regain control of the entire northeast.”Syria may be the biggest defeat for the CIA since Vietnam. Yet that hardly begins to tell the whole story. Allow me to br.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 23:30
These Are The Most (And Least) Generous Countries In The World. The has released the 2019 edition of the which surveyed 1.3 million people in 128 countries to determine generosity levels. Unfortunately, , generosity simply isn't possible in some countries due to unrest or high poverty levels . As in previous years, Myanmar had the highest share of people most likely to donate to charity with 81 percent.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 23:00
Navy Patents UFO-Like Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor And Hybrid Space/Sea Crafts. A mysterious set of patents filed recently by a U.S Navy researcher has caught the eyes of technologists and conspiracy theorists alike. These patents describe exotic that do not exist in the commercial or military spheres—as far as we know—and that usually only surface in UFO lore, including high-energy electromagnetic force fields, revolutionary propulsion systems, and a "hybrid aerospace-underwater craft.".
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 22:30
China Buying Boatloads Of Soybeans From Brazil After US Trade Talks. China ramped up Soybean purchases from Brazil last week, despite President Trump showboating a potential $50 billion agriculture deal with Beijing. Multiple traders told that Brazilian soybeans are more appealing to commercial importers, especially ones from China, who are looking for deep discounts. As of last week, Beijing hasn't lifted 25% tariffs on US soybeans nor granted new waivers to state-owned businesses, indicating that China isn't ready to buy US agriculture products, as of late October. China typically sources most of its soybeans from the US between October and January, then from South American countries in early 1Q.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 22:21
Trump Scraps Plan To Hold 2020 G-7 Summit At His Doral Golf Resort After "Irrational Hostility". Any journalists who thought that 10:00pm on Saturday may mercifully be devoid of breaking news, were furious to discover that that was Donald Trump's preferred time to tweet that, following an intense backlash by both Democrats and Republicans over his trampling of the Emoluments clause, he would scrap plans to hold next year's G-7 summit at his Doral golf resort in Miami due to "both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.".
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 22:00
55 Ways To 'Starve The Beast'. A term coined in 1985 by an unnamed staffer of the Reagan administration was “Starve the Beast”. This referred to a fiscally conservative political strategy to cut government spending by paying less in taxes. So, in the original sense, “the Beast” was the government, and people were to starve said beast by spending less and using loopholes to pay less in taxes. Now the Beast is a whole lot bigger. These days the Beast has a lot more tentacles than just the government. The system now consists of the government and all aspects of corporatism. Big Agri, Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Food, Big Banking, and Big Oil, to name a few. It seems that now it’s the Beast that’s doing the starving, as , bigger chains are , the b.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 21:00
The Army Is Building A Cannon Capable Of Firing From Nashville To NYC. The U.S. national defense budget is one of the most bloated in the world, with as the Pentagon and defense industry-friendly politicians seek to secure the unquestioned dominance of the U.S. Armed Forces across the globe. However, advances in the military-technical field by U.S. rivals like China and Russia - who have each developed advanced hypersonic deterrent weapons - have gripped U.S. war-planners with a over the state of the U.S. military’s overstocked arsenals, as well as a nagging sense that U.S. power is on the long-term decline. With that in mind, the U.S. army set about developing a brand-new weapon: a powerful cannon that can fire a projectile over a distance
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 20:30
"There Is A Global Crisis" - Israel Diamond Industry Collapses Amid Faltering Demand. Macroeconomic headwinds are developing across the world. At least 90% of all countries are experiencing a slowdown in growth that has stumped central bankers and policymakers. No one at the moment can figure out how to restart the global economy. With the risk of a worldwide trade recession soaring for 2020, if not has already arrived, consumers are pulling back on spending, which has contributed to a collapse in the global diamond industry, something that we've been documenting this year. The latest stress in the global diamond industry is emanating from Israel. is saying the country's diamond exports have plunged 22%, a sign that consumer demand from Asia.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 20:00
The 10 Most Dangerous Foods In The World. It’s no secret that hot dogs are one of the biggest choking hazards in the United States and many other countries. According to , they are the biggest cause of choking injuries in children. But many other food items out there are far more dangerous than hot dogs. They could make you sick or even kill you if not prepared properly. Here we take a look at the top 10 most dangerous foods in the world. If you are a big foodie, eat them at your own risk. Some of them are mouth-watering. But they could prove fatal if they are not prepared correctly. 10- Raw cashews. People who don’t have nut allergies don’t mind eating cashew nuts from the tree. But few people know that the raw cashews contain urushiol, whic.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 19:00
China Makes A Move On OPEC's No.2. Following a political backlash over details of its plans to make Iran effectively a client state through various multi-layered oil and gas deals, China has switched its attention – for the time being at least – to Iran’s equally oil and gas-rich neighbor, Iraq.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 18:30
Santiago On Fire: Chile's Military Quells Mass Riots With Tanks & Troops Patrolling Streets. Chile's capital of Santiago has been rocked by riots driven largely by students, leading to President Sebastian Pinera declaring a state of emergency over the city, at the end of a week which by Friday witnessed increasingly violent unrest force the shutdown of the entire metro system, and which turned central areas into a war zone as protesters clashed with police. Buildings and metro stations have been set on fire, and over 150 police officers injured, as students were seen in running clashes with security forces.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 18:00
Jill Stein Challenges Hillary To Debate After "Russian Asset" Smear. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday made the baseless claim that Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 nominee for president, was a Russian agent—an allegation that was met with derision from Stein and an invitation to debate. "In light of the latest slanderous allegations from Hillary Clinton, I challenge her to a debate," tweeted Stein. In light of the latest slanderous allegations from , I challenge her to a debate.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 17:30
Fisher Investments Pension Losses Spike To $1.3 Billion As Iowa Pulls Out. No sooner did that the city of Boston had pulled out of Fisher Investments to the tune of $248 million than another state has followed suit and hit the exits, according to . The Iowa Public Employees Retirement System is ending its relationship with Fisher Investments and pulling out $386 million.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 16:30
PG&E May Sporadically Cut Power To Californians For A Decade. Californians trying to justify living in the Golden State might be updating their pro/con list by occasional candlelight for up to a decade , according to PG&E. On Friday, the state's largest utility announced that intentional power outages aimed at preventing wildfires may continue for up to a decade . CEO Bill Johnson later clarified during a Friday meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission, saying "I didn't mean to say we'd be doing it on this scale for 10 years.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 16:00
Impeachment Becomes A Psychodrama Of The Press. We are living through a phantasmagoric psychodrama generated by the dishonest national political press. This is the press whose Joe Scarborough of MSNBC did not show some of President Trump’s responses to his enemies because of “concern” for the president’s family, as he “seems to have lost his mind.”This is a new frontier in American journalism, where a television news commentator who hates the president wishes to spare the president’s family a rerun of his entirely rational denunciations of his enemies. The House of Representatives began considering impeachment because an anonymous Democrat and former political associate of Vice President Biden received a hearsay account of a conversation be.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 15:22
Goldman: These Are The Two Huge Risks Facing Traders Right Now. Back on September 8, just hours before September's notorious "quant crash" that sent "momentum" and "growth" stocks tumbling and "value" and "most-shorted" names surging... ... alongside a sharp spike in interest rates which crashed the "market-neutral" momentum index... ... and which also crippled Long/Short hedge funds who had ridden the growth vs momentum divergence to unprecedented extremes only to suffer in the fallout of the trade's reversal, sending Goldman's Hedge Fund VIP basket tumbling as stock with a high hedge fund ownership concentration hit a 1+ year low... ... Morgan Stanley made an prescient warning, one which we discussed in "As the bank's cross-asset strategis.
Zero Hedge 10/19/2019 15:00
G20 Finance Leaders: Stablecoins Could Threaten Global Financial System. The G20 finance chiefs of the world agree that global stablecoins give rise to a set of public policy and regulatory risks. On Oct. 18, Reuters that the G20, an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union, have called upon the International Monetary Fund to examine various macroeconomic implications of global stablecoins, including monetary sovereignty issues in its member countries. Members say stablecoins pose a serious risk to global finance. Per the report, the nations agreed that global acceptance of stablecoins will give rise to a set of serious public policy and regulatory risks.

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