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You Better Feel Oppressed, Dammit!

Leah McSweeney is a writer and a founder of a clothing line. She recently wrote an article in Penthouse describing problems she’d been having with her social justice-conscious and completely woke boyfriend: While I was ranting about the insanity of … Continue reading

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“a mirage in a desert that will soon entirely collapse”

… about 80% of Chinese people’s wealth is in the form of real estate, totaling over $65 trillion in value — almost twice the size of all G-7 economies combined. A significant slowdown could, therefore, have a substantial impact on … Continue reading

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US Government Stuck in Deep Debt Rut

According to respected China economist Michael Pettis, US debt must continue to rise. In the article linked above, Pettis explains that the US has fallen into a debt trap from which it will be extrememly difficult to escape — although … Continue reading

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New Oil Discovery? Get in Line

They Keep Discovering Big New Oil Deposits! To the vast annoyance of oil hedgers and peak oil doomers, large new oil fields are being discovered from Guyana to South Africa to Iran to Scotland to Texas to the Gulf of … Continue reading

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Solution to Europocalypse: The Truman Show?

Europe is Dying A number of mortal blows have fallen on Europe over the past 100+ years, including World War I, World War II, the Communist blight of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union with its cold war and … Continue reading

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China’s “S Curve” of Growth and Stagnation

Is China Already in Decline? The Chinese economy is not growing at 6.5 percent. It is probably growing by less than half of that. Not everyone agrees that the rate is that low, of course, but there is nonetheless a … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Blood Wars: How to Stop the Hemorrhage

Almost 300,000 Dead in Mexico Alone More than 250,000 people have been murdered and 35,000 have disappeared since the beginning of Mexico’s drug war. __ https://theconversation.com/mexico-is-bleeding-can-its-new-president-stop-the-violence-109490 To stop the killing, it will be necessary to win the drug war. Step … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson and the Dead Poets Society

Carpe Diem, Non-Conformity, Lessons from Metaphor Carpe Diem In the video above, Robin Williams reveals to the boys a secret for living an authentic life. Seize the day, take advantage of opportunities. In the video below, Jordan Peterson transmits a … Continue reading

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Lousy Chinese Schools Where “Everybody Cheats”

A quick search of the rankings of top world universities shows very few Chinese schools listed. Those which are ranked in the top 200 are very likely overrated due to the high levels of cheating which occur universally across China. … Continue reading

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China’s Decline Hits Positive Feedback Territory

Chinese economic growth continues to decline and it is feared China might even suffer a major recession because of the continued economic problems. __ Source Positive Feedback Decline in China? Slower growth in China means slower growth for the rest … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Real World, Suckas!

Smart Leaders Don’t Take Out Infrastructure Loans from China What It Means to Borrow Money From China Beijing readily loans money to country after country, making it possible for their governments to finance ambitious projects. But that also means that … Continue reading

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Adult Neurogenesis, and BDNF

Human brains generate new neurons throughout life. This miracle of lifelong brain regeneration allows lifelong learning, and is driven by complex interacting processes. One of the biological factors that can stimulate the formation of new brain neurons is the neurotrophic … Continue reading

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Does Russian GDP Rank Higher than China’s GDP?

By some rankings, Russian GDP per capita ranks 62nd in the world while China ranks 73d. According to World Bank statistics for 2017, Russia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita ranks 62nd in the world. __ Source Keep in mind … Continue reading

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South African Power Company Eskom in Death Spiral

Eskom is now in a death or debt spiral – or arguably both – as it engages in a stand-off with the government. __ Antigone Miltiadous A few years after South Africa changed to a popular rule system of government, … Continue reading

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Stock Markets and Oil Prices Rise in Synchrony

Stocks and Oil Rebound on the Fourth Day As of noon Eastern Standard Time, stock market indexes had risen 2 – 3 % while oil prices had risen roughly 2%, from their lower levels in late 2018 and early 2019. … Continue reading

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Is Xi Jinping Bright Enough to Avoid War?

Highly placed members of the Chinese military are urging communist party leadership to attack the US Pacific fleet in a surprise “Pearl Harbor” style attack. “The United States is most afraid of death,” said Rear Admiral Luo Yuan on December … Continue reading

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Coal is Hot! Winter is Cold! Wind is Crap! Climate is Cyclic!

US Coal Power Production Beats Out Natural Gas Natural gas prices have been higher lately, giving the stage to lower-priced coal as biggest producer for now. With higher gas prices, “preliminary data suggests a pickup in both coal demand (from … Continue reading

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China: Heavenly Mandate of Copper into Gold

Chinese Alchemy Symbolic of National Transformation? Chinese scientists achieved a feat of modern alchemy by transforming small quantities of copper into bacteria-sized grains of metal with catalytic properties similar to those of gold. This process may eventually produce enough “transformed … Continue reading

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Higher IQ Necessary but Not Sufficient

Since the days of Arthur Jensen, scientists have known that a high IQ is necessary for succeeding in difficult fields — but is not sufficient. (via) We continue to be reminded over the years that something “extra” in addition to … Continue reading

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The New Al Fin Human Breast Milk Diet

Most have heard of the Atkins low carb diet, the ketogenic diet, the Jordan Peterson all meat & greens diet, and the Masai ox milk & blood diet. In today’s piece, Al Fin introduces the fresh human breast milk diet … Continue reading

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Women Not Dying on the Job Quickly Enough? A Question of Gender Parity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, in 2015, men dominated the 20 most dangerous occupations in the United States. Logging is the most dangerous job in the U.S., followed by fishing. Mining is the 20th most dangerous profession. More … Continue reading

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Higher Education Cannot Go On Like This

Higher education needs to change, and falling enrollments are beginning to make that clearer to key players in the collegiate milieu. __ Richard Vedder Colleges are being forced into closure at increasingly rapid rates. The reasons are many, and vary … Continue reading

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Flee the Cult: Sad Radicals of Inbred Intellectualism

Excerpted from “Sad Radicals” by Conor Barnes (Quillette Dec 2018) …The ideology and norms of radicalism have evolved to produce toxic, paranoid, depressed subjects. What follows is a picture of what happens in communities that are passionately, sincerely, radically woke, … Continue reading

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Zombie Horde Holds No Terror for the Prepared

Here is another multi-copter meant to be marketed to the public. Named the “Hexa” copter, it is meant as a rental, probably for tourist markets. Each rotor has its own motor — and its own battery! It is capable of … Continue reading

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Looks Like France is Gonna Need a Lot More Guillotines

Emperor Macron Reaps Whirlwind w/ Unpopular Climate Tax For weeks, yellow-vested protesters have been on the streets of Paris, protesting new climate taxes proposed by the man who has been proclaimed France’s new “Sun King.” The New French Revolution: In … Continue reading

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