It rarely rains here and even less often is it ever cold, but the last two days have been rainy and relatively chilly. A large tropical storm system is making its way northward and whipping up some chilly weather. Most of the people walking down the streets are wearing jackets and the city is abuzz about the weather with many calling their family members to make sure they are okay.
The temperature? Only a high of 79F/26C in the day and dropping to a bone chilling 74F/23C at night. I didn't even use my air conditioner last night, that's how cold it is!
The USSA still hasn’t bombed Syria yet, despite John Kerry and O'Bomber’s overwhelming desire to bomb something Middle Eastern (and which resident guru, Jeff Berwick, has been proven correct on when he stated in a video recorded more than a week ago that he felt they couldn't do it). And Vlad Putin is writing op-eds for the New York Times. The world has turned upside down. Take note that Galt's Gulch Chile remains, always, right side up.
[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
When I was a much younger man, two decades ago, I wanted to be a stockbroker. I had been living in Vancouver, Canada and was surrounded by all the interesting characters who were making and losing hundreds of millions of dollars on the Vancouver stock exchange and I liked the environment. Many would make millions one day and lose it all the next and billions of what was essentially venture capital money was being poured into all manner of ideas (from great to ludicrous).
Each year I like to take a pause to remember 9/11. After all, it was the false flag inside job terrorist attack that has changed everyone's lives on Earth so dramatically.
This year comes with a little bit extra, however. Like a surprise Christmas eve gift, this year's 9/11 eve came with something even more insane than normal. Nobel peace prize winner Barack Obombya made a special appearance on American TV programming (it's not called programming without reason) to try to plead his case to rain down hell upon innocent men, women and children... somewhere else.
The most fascinating part about what he was saying is that Americans must now support Al-Qaida (Al-CIAda) to kill people in Syria!
[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
We have been saying for the last four years that as Europe, the US and other Western and global nation-states continue their debt-fueled collapse the governments of these countries will continue to consider their citizens' wealth to be their own and seize more of their assets.
We have, unfortunately, been vindicated already numerous times.
[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV correspondent, Phil Champagne]
With the prospect of higher price inflation coming, I’d like to bring up a potential risk of what might happen more often in some cities in the US and across the world, particularly in places with a more socialist view such as San Francisco.
It is such a dichotomy for me to be sitting in a glorious tropical bay and watching hummingbirds go from flower to flower and then pulling up the "news" on the internet and trying to digest the horrible happenings elsewhere. My personal life, outside of the "news", is almost always exquisite (except when I have to be inside the USSA) yet when I pull up media articles I see nothing but chaos. (People often assume chaos is synonymous with anarchy...au contraire methinks.)
Well, here we sit (still) on the precipice of war. Heck, we've been in war for the last few decades and it shocked me to meet a 15 year old anarchist recently who has known nothing except the US occupying the Middle East for his lifetime. In fact, it's almost been total war and occupation for those in the US for the last 40 years and it is truly sad and repugnant to see how that has changed John Kerry from a so-called anti-war person (although it was likely just an act and a way to avoid him being in a body bag) to a warmonger.
And yet, we’d bet 98% of ‘Mericans couldn’t find Syria on a map.