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  • What’s Spanish For ‘Dumb’?

    Sometime between the moment I’m writing this and the moment you read it, President Barack Obama will have granted amnesty from prosecution to somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million criminals. While we can generally agree that Obama has wandered well off... Read More >>

    City’s Proposed Tobacco Sales Ban Goes Up In Smoke, Thanks To Massive Public Outrage — Including Nonsmokers

    A Massachusetts city’s attempt to become the nation’s first to enact a blanket ban on the sale of all tobacco products came to an abrupt end Wednesday, following passionate opposition from all corners of the community. Public outcry over the proposed... Read More >>

    Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Padded By… Dental Plans?

    When the Obama administration announced it had met its targeted number of 7 million enrollments for its first year, it didn’t announce that nearly half a million of those sign-ups weren’t for health insurance — they were only for dental... Read More >>

    Florida Police Say They Were Fired For Blowing Whistle On Ticket Quotas

    A group of former Waldo, Florida, police officers have filed a lawsuit that, if successful, would blow the lid off a case of small-town corruption at its worst. The officers allege that they were fired after blowing the whistle on a ticket-writing scheme... Read More >>

    Speaker Boehner’s Response To Obama’s Executive Action

    Speaker Boehner is out with his response to Obama's executive diktum: Click to read the full story Read More >>

    In Addition To China, Here Is What Other Central-Banks Moved Overnight Markets

    While the biggest news of the day will certainly be China's rate cut (and the Dutch secret gold repatriation but more on the shortly), here is a list of all the other central-banking events which have moved markets overnight, because in the new normal it no... Read More >>

    How The Children Of Chinese Oligarchs Live It Up In SoCal

    The interesting thing about America in 2014, is that the worship of our own domestic criminals just doesn’t cut it anymore. In order to ensure our celebration of corruption is crystal clear to the entire planet, our “leaders” have eagerly opened the... Read More >>

    3 Of The 10 Largest Economies In The World Have Already Fallen Into Recession – Is The U.S. Next?

    Are you waiting for the next major wave of the global economic collapse to strike? Well, you might want to start paying attention again. Three of the ten largest economies on the planet have already fallen into recession, and there are very serious warning... Read More >>

    China’s Censors Have Some Ideas About How To Make The Internet More ‘Fair’

    China’s censorship of the internet is so effective that the vast majority of the country’s university students have little knowledge of the Tiananmen massacre that happened just 25 years ago. Now that China has over 850 million mobile internet users, by... Read More >>

    China’s Surprise Rate Cut Shows How Freaked Out The Government Is By The Slowdown

    Earlier today, the People’s Bank of China slashed the benchmark lending rate by 40 basis points, to 5.6%, and pushed down the 12-month deposit rate 25 basis points, to 2.75%. Few analysts expected this. The PBoC—which, unlike many central banks, is... Read More >>

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