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THE LAW: The Bunkerville Raid and Beyond By CIGA Pat Henry Perversion: the alteration of something from its original course, meaning, or state, to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended. It is downright frightening to observe so much outrage emanating from simple ignorance – and from malicious dishonesty from both high and… Read more »

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Hi Jim, In 1914 people thought there would be no "real" war because of their confidence that victory would be very quick – a matter of days or a few weeks. And so came World War I. In 2014, people think there will be no "real" war, because of their confidence that nuclear dissuasion makes… Read more »

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Jim, This is a smart move by the Assad. I wonder if Russia and/or China (maybe even Iran) advised him to play the "democracy" card? Saudi Arabia, Izzy’s, US, etc. will get more heartburn. CIGA Craig Syria sets June election date as Assad claims ‘turning point’ in conflict Opposition calls presidential poll a ‘parody of… Read more »

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Jim, The US is just beginning to pay for NSA malfeasance. CIGA Craig Washington on back foot in web negotiations By Richard Waters in San Francisco A meeting in Brazil this week will reveal whether Washington has succeeded in preventing international anger over the Edward Snowden revelations clouding discussions about future governance of the internet…. Read more »

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Jim, Per your recent post on bail ins, many people either don’t realize or just simply cannot do the math. They read the headlines of only having two absorbent 8% losses which too many does not seem like a big deal. However if they read it closely it’s enough to completely collapse their entire savings…. Read more »

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Jim, It looks like the EU/IMF will swallow their pride and pay Ukraine’s bill for Gazprom. Since neither Ukraine nor Bulgaria are part of the EU, I am not sure why South Stream is considered a breach of EU law. South Stream makes a lot of sense for Russia. CIGA Craig UPDATE 2-EU agrees to… Read more »

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Jim, Given Bandar’s close US relations, I wonder if the change is due to the King’s desire to pivot East towards China? CIGA Craig Saudi king replaces intelligence chief Bandar By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 12:14 PM RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s king has appointed a new intelligence chief, Youssef al-Idrisi, replacing… Read more »

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Jim, Looks like another unanticipated consequence of ZIRP. CIGA Craig ‘Synthetic cash repatriation’ — why corporate cash and debt are surging at the same time April 14, 2014, 12:15 PM ET It’s a bit of a paradox to think that corporate cash and corporate debt are increasing at the same time. After all, if companies… Read more »