Beijing Accuses Washington Of “Violating China’s Sovereignty” After Latest ‘Freeop’

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Once again risking a confrontation with the Chinese Navy (at a particularly sensitive time, given where we are with the trade war) the Navy carried out another “freeop” in the South China Sea over the weekend. A … Read More

Tom Lee Cites 13 Confirmations That The Crypto Winter Is Over

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Thomas Simms via CoinTelegraph.com, Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee has claimed that the crypto winter is over in a tweet on May 19. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph In the message, Lee said last week’s Consensus conference in New York City was the latest of … Read More

Wedbush Calls Tesla A “Code Red Situation” Sending Stock Crashing To 3 Year Low

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Tesla shares look as if they are about to spontaneously combust in pre-market trading, set to plummet below $200 for the first time in three years, after Wedbush published a research report saying that the company faces … Read More

Russia Grinds Out Wins In Europe

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Tom Luongo, Europe is finally coming to its senses five years after the coup in Kiev started what is now the new Cold War between Russia and the West. The first part of Russia’s win … Read More

In Turkey, Many Celebrated As Notre Dame Burned

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Uzay Bulut via The Gatestone Institute, The official Facebook page of Turkey’s pro-government daily, Sabah, for example, is filled with praise for the destruction of the cathedral. Sadly, Islamic supremacism not only targets the churches of … Read More

California’s Housing Bubble’s So Bad, 100s Forced To Live On Boats 

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) California’s housing affordability crisis is getting worse. Affordability in San Francisco is now at 10-year lows, and only one in five households can afford to purchase a median-priced single-family home in the Bay Area. The crisis has … Read More

Kirchner Surprises Argentina With Bid For Vice President

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Former Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has surprised political analysts by announcing that she won’t challenge Mauricio Macri for president in the upcoming election. Rather, she will run for vice-president alongside a moderate Peronist candidate. The … Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Says Boost From Putin Fans Is “Fake News”

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said on Sunday that reports claiming pro-putin Russophiles giving her 2020 presidential campaign a boost is “fake news,” though she added that conflict with the Kremlin is not productive.  Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Gabbard said … Read More

Market Price Discovery Has Become “A Toxic Mess”

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Market price discovery has become a toxic mess and traders have to adapt to changing conditions. Fast. Blending an understanding of technicals with a keen awareness of the outside influencing factors … Read More

Second Bomb Attack In Months Targets Tourists Near Egypt’s Pyramids

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) On Sunday a terror attack targeted a bus full of tourists near the Giza Pyramids outside the Egyptian capital of Cairo, officials said. The blast wounded at least 16 people, with no initial reports that anyone died in … Read More

Russia Announces Delivery Of More Supplies To Venezuela’s Military

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Even after repeat threats issued to Moscow from President Trump himself — including recently saying bluntly “Russia has to get out” — the Russian military now appears so unconcerned by such warnings that it’s simply announcing its Maduro support actions ahead of time … Read More

On America’s Hostile Coexistence with China

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Via ChasFreeman.net, Remarks to the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies China Program Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University Stanford, California, 3 May 2019 President … Read More

Visualizing The 150 Apps That Power The Gig Economy

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Go back in time a decade, and you’d have a tough time convincing anyone that they would be “employed” through an app on their phone. And yet, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins explains, in a short period … Read More

Why An Economic War With The US Blows China Up

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Submitted by Michael Every of Rabobank So say we all “By putting more barriers in China’s path to US markets and, in the process, risking some short-term damage to the domestic and global economies, President Donald Trump … Read More

Toyota Slams Trump After Making Them Feel “Not Welcomed” In US

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Toyota isn’t happy with President Trump’s recent rhetoric – rebuking a Friday proclamation that imported cars threaten US national security, suggesting that America and its key trading partners may be entering turbulent times.  2019 Toyota Supra As Bloomberg reports, Japan’s … Read More

Top Iran Commander Invokes 9/11 To Say US Is “Frail”; A “Full Intelligence War” Is On

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) lran is currently in “a full intelligence war” with the United States, according to statements by the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami on Saturday. “We are in a full intelligence war with the United States … Read More

Five Years In Prison For Offending Someone Online…

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Let the weekly absurdity begin! New SAT scoring will combat Asian privilege The infamous SAT has been used since 1926 as a sort of university entrance exam to objectively test high … Read More

Where Global Alcohol Consumption Is Rising & Falling May Surprise You

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) A study published in medical journal The Lancet this week has found that alcohol consumption is increasing across the world. Statista’s Niall McCarthy reports that between 1990 and 2017, the total amount of alcohol grew from 21 billion liters to 35.7 … Read More

The Polar Silk Road Comes To Life As A New Epoch In History Begins

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Speaking at China’s second Belt and Road conference in Beijing featuring 37 heads of state, Russia President Vladimir Putin unveiled the intention to unite Russia’s Northern Sea Route with China’s … Read More

Will Robot Tractors Save America’s Farming Industry After It Crashes? 

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Agriculture automation has the potential to reshape the farming industry in the 2020s and beyond. A new analysis from Bloomberg shows robot farm equipment is becoming commercially available, which means tractors will have no cabs – able … Read More

Farm Crisis: Suicides Spike In Rural America As Trade War Deepens

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) The deepening trade war between the US and China has roiled complex global supply chains and America’s Heartland. The latest breakdown in negotiations comes at a time when soybean exports to China have crashed, and huge stockpiles … Read More

“People Are Going To Get Burned”: Uptick In Questionable Deals Telegraphs Market Pain Ahead

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) The sell off at the end of the year last year, despite being long gone from the memory of traders, did have one profound effect. It caused dealmakers to speed things up due to fears of the more … Read More

“People Are Dying” Watch AOC Grill Gilead CEO Over $21,000 HIV Drug

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) grilled the CEO of Gilead over a life saving HIV drug that costs $1,780 per month ($21,360 per year) in the United States, yet just $8 in Australia.  “You’re the CEO of Gilead. Is it true … Read More

Key Levels To Watch: S&P Is “Deep In The Throes Of Op-Ex Gamma Hedging”

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) S&P futures tumbled overnight, erasing all of yesterday’s gains ahead of the cash market open. But once Op-Ex day began and stocks started trading, the S&P went vertical and is chopping around as Nomura’s Charlie McElligott notes … Read More

Trump De-escalating? Satellite Intel Based On Tehran “Misreading” US Intentions

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Soaring tensions of the past nearly two weeks paving the way for a potential direct military clash in the Persian Gulf between the US and Iran could be de-escalating as rapidly as they began as the president … Read More

UK Propaganda Unit Has Secret Plans To Target French Muslims

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Ian Cobain and Hassina Mechai via Middle East Eye, A shadowy UK government propaganda unit that privately declares that it works to “effect behavioural and attitudinal change” among British Muslims has drawn up plans to … Read More

What Putin And Pompeo Did Not Talk About

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Russia is uneasy over the destabilization of Tehran, and on other hotspots the powers’ positions are clear… Even veiled by thick layers of diplomatic fog, the overlapping meetings in … Read More

Is China’s “Mandate Of Heaven” In Jeopardy?

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, U.S. policy through the Bush and Obama administrations was to soft-pedal questionable Chinese trade practices, pirating technology and theft of intellectual property in return for cheap manufactured goods and … Read More

DoD Inspector General Exposes Pentagon Contractor’s 9,400% Profit On Half-Inch Pin 

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) TransDigm Group Inc. sold the Pentagon “drive pins” for $4,361 each – should only cost $46, a 9,400% gain in excess profits, according to the Inspector General US Department of Defense’s audit labeled “For Official Use Only” … Read More

Farmageddon Looms: Only 30% Of US Corn Fields Have Been Planted, 5 Year Average Is 66%

(Sourced from zerohedge.com) Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, 2019 is turning out to be a nightmare that never ends for the agriculture industry.  Thanks to endless rain and unprecedented flooding, fields all over the middle part … Read More