Martin Armstrong | The Italian police on Monday defused a bomb found outside a branch of Deutsche Bank, a German commercial bank, in Naples.
Michael Krieger | While the general population is aware something is seriously wrong, people remain extremely confused about the root of the problem.
CNet | 50,000 bitcoins, worth about $20 million, were seized from digital wallets on computers belonging to Ross Ulbricht, the online drug market’s alleged mastermind.
Zero Hedge | Germany was pressured to keep its gold in the US.
Mac Slavo | There are few events that could lead to a truly cataclysmic upheaval of the global order.
Zero Hedge | While Americans are preached that “free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity,” it appears that not everyone is buying it.
Michael Snyder | Did you know that some Americans are being hit with health insurance rate increases of more than 500 percent?
Charles Hugh Smith | A rubber band can remain stretched for some time, but it takes some force to keep it stretched.
Michael Krieger | Don’t worry plebs, it’ll get better next year. Just keep calm and slave on.
AP | The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency — the Islamic dinar.
Martin Armstrong | Beppe Grillo has come out and stated the obvious: “We are not at war with Russia, but with the ECB”.
Zero Hedge | It appears the rumors are true.
Channel 4 News | Paul Mason’s raw thoughts on the news – and why he’s sick of the corner of the City of London next to RBS’s headquarters.
Telegraph | Russia has taken advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of its central bank with bullion.
Brandon Smith | Throughout history, in most cases of economic collapse the societies in question believed they were financially invincible just before their disastrous fall.
Zero Hedge | “We could have started later, but then we wouldn’t be sure to get first in line.”
Reuters | China will aim for a peak in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Zero Hedge | “They are building stuff that nobody really wants or needs… and there will be a day of reckoning.”
Liberty Blitzkrieg | Tough questions certainly should be asked.
Michael Snyder | Do you want to know why Millennials seem so angry?
Zero Hedge | The march of global de-dollarization continues.
Sputnik News | The United States and Saudi Arabia may have conspired to keep crude oil prices down in order for the US to be in charge, according to the former first deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank.
Michael Snyder | The parallels between the false prosperity of 2007 and the false prosperity of 2014 are rather striking.
Peter Schiff | The sharp rebuke to the Obama administration delivered by the mid-term elections should not be construed as an endorsement of the GOP, which remains as unpopular as ever.
RIA Novosti | Accounting in the Russian ruble and Chinese yuan will most likely weaken the dollar’s influence on the global energy market, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
Prison Planet.com | John Hussman is highly respected for his prodigious use of data and adherence to what it tells him about the state of the financial markets.
Koos Jansen | China should accumulate 8,500 tonnes in official gold reserves, more than the US.
Michael Krieger | Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals.
Thad Beversdorf | They say a picture is worth one thousand words.
Zero Hedge | “Comments like that will be turning you into a rock star amongst the gold bug community.”
Zero Hedge | Market reaction: absolutely none.
Chris Hamilton | Gold has long represented the primary means of rebalancing trade surplus / deficits between nations.
Zero Hedge | When it comes to being number one, Greece has a truly spectacular track record.
Mac Slavo | The authoritarian and undemocratic nature of the European Union has once again reared its ugly head.
Paul Joseph Watson | Rampant corruption combined with economic woes to spark “revolution.”
Zero Hedge | Every now and then a person comes along who completely redefines the concept of “buying sight unseen.”
Zero Hedge | Thanks to improving life expectancy and the Federal Reserve’s financial repression lowering yields, US company pension funds have been hit by a double whammy.
SRSrocco | As the Banking Cartel continues to push the paper price of gold lower, the Comex experienced another large withdrawal of gold from its inventories.
Reuters | The U.S. Mint said on Wednesday it has temporarily sold out of its American Eagle silver bullion coins following “tremendous” demand in the past several weeks.
Michael Snyder | How do you fix a superpower with exploding levels of debt?
Zero Hedge | It was all a lie – a lie perpetuated by a manipulated S&P 500.
Zero Hedge | ‘Unpaid’ work sounds a lot like slavery.
Paul Craig Roberts | Suppression of the gold price protects the US dollar against the extraordinary explosion in the growth of dollars and dollar-denominated debt.
All News Pipeline | What’s REALLY happening in the economic and political world around us and what’s coming next.
Michael Snyder | Did you know that we buy nearly five times as much stuff from the Chinese as they buy from us?
Zero Hedge | Europe’s social unrest concerns are starting to rise once again to troubling levels.
London Independent | A US TV presenter just took the confusion to a new level.
Ryan McMaken | Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron continue their discussion on monetary imperialism.
London Telegraph | Precious metal tipped to fall further as US economic growth and the Fed’s retreat from QE to see investors dump holdings.
Zero Hedge | I am out of the office. Indefinitely.