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Monthly Archives: January 2019

AOC Is Calling For Wars She Can’t Win

Authored by Max Gulker via The American Institute for Economic Research, The most effective politicians often have a kind of cynical genius for speaking the language of feelings while brazenly disregarding facts. Count Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among them. Her statements at a Martin Luther King Day event this week have almost too many fallacies to count: Millennials and people, you know, Gen ... Read More »

Neocon-Backed NewsGuard, Microsoft’s “Fake News” Nanny, Linked To Pro-Saudi Media Blitz

NewsGuard – the neocon-backed browser extension claiming to be the latest arbiter of “fake news,” has some interesting forces behind it.  Included automatically with the mobile version of Microsoft’s edge browser, NewsGuard has recently come under fire for giving a “red” rating to a number of conservative news outlets, while giving a “green” rating to several sites notorious for uncorrected falsehoods.  Hi ... Read More »

“Big Divides Remain”: China To Fight US Demands For “Deep Structural Changes” In This Week’s Trade Talks

With trade talks between China and the US set to resume on January 30, when a Chinese delegation of led by Vice Premier Liu He and also includes Yi Gang, governor of China’s central bank, the early warning by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the two sides remain “miles and miles” apart remains spot on because according to a WSJ ... Read More »

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez calls out big tech on climate change controversy

The newly minted social media star congresswoman is wasting no time in tearing into tech companies. In a recent letter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Maine representative Chellie Pingree in calling out tech companies for supporting an event they believe to be inconsistent with big tech’s ostensibly climate-friendly attitude. Ocasio-Cortez is a noted champion of a Democratic package of sweeping environmental reforms called ... Read More »

Wellness startup Hims enters the unicorn club with $100M investment

Hims, known by many for its phallic New York subway advertisements, has raised an additional $100 million in venture capital funding on a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The round was first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by sources with knowledge of the deal. A growth-stage investor has led the round, which is ongoing, with participation from existing investors. ... Read More »

Nasty FaceTime bug could allow others to eavesdrop on your microphone or camera

You might want to turn off FaceTime for a few days. A newly discovered bug in iOS allows FaceTime callers to listen in before you accept the call. Word of the bug started spreading this morning after Chicago artist Benji Mobb demonstrated it in a tweet, later being spotted by by 9to5Mac. The bug relies on what appears to be ... Read More »

Is This The Method To Giuliani’s Madness?

As Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors have implicated the president in vague allegations of wrongdoing and collusion through a series of leaks, the plea agreement struck by Michael Cohen, and most recently, the indictment of Roger Stone, President Trump’s lead lawyer Rudy Giuliani has often been tasked with rebutting the allegations on cable news and in interviews with ... Read More »

Ten Factors To Look For In Gold In 2019

Authored by Alasdair Macleod via, The following is a list of the ten most important factors likely to affect gold in 2019. I have grouped them under two broad headings, economic developments, and factors affecting gold itself. Possible economic developments to look for It’s late in the credit cycle, and it appears the end of the expansion phase is ... Read More »

Instagram outage forces millions to look directly at the world for nearly half an hour

Photo-sharing app and social network Instagram was briefly taken offline on Monday afternoon, causing nothing of consequence to occur other than a brief respite from one source of the constant deluge of inconsequential information to which we all voluntarily submit ourselves. The service died at about 4:20, tragically the very moment when millions of people were turning to the app, ... Read More »

Profit Not Secured: Analysts Now Expect Tesla To Post A Q1 Loss

The euphoria of Tesla becoming a “profitable company” may be very short-lived. No sooner did long investors and the company itself get a chance to brag about how profitability wasn’t eluding Tesla anymore, than analysts have again forecast Tesla to post a loss in the first quarter of 2019. This comes after Tesla announced more layoffs and lowered its fourth-quarter guidance just ... Read More »