On the last trading day before Santa Claus comes down the chimney, the US yield curve (30Y – 5Y) collapsed to 108 basis points, the flattest since June 2008.

Historically, a rapidly declining yield curve slope occurs just ahead of a recession.

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Google Wants to Spy on You in Your Car. Automakers Balk, Already Spying on You

Wolf Richter wolfstreet.com, www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter

Automakers dread the Googleization of their cars

“We’re unwrapping the best holiday gift we could’ve imagined,” Google gushed as it unveiled its “first real build” of a self-driving car. It’s still a prototype. But hey, the thing got headlights and all. And it self-drives. What Google paraded in front of the media in May was just a mockup without headlights.

And while the rest of us do whatever we […]

All Lives Matter! Spread this word and help people understand that the true side you should be on is the side of The People vs. Corrupt Government.

by onpoint

 

Which one of these groups of Photos do you support?

Group 1 

Group 2

 

Did you choose one (1) group?  If so, the people that are trying to divide you have been successful.  What about a group 3?

 

Group 3

 

If you’ve reposted black lives matter or blue lives matter on your social media accounts, you need to look at the world through a different lens.

You are, in fact, taking a side.

The lines are being drawn in the sand, […]

If the oil crash continues, a “2008-style” collapse is coming here!

If you only paid attention to the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the U.S. is going to get away from the collapse in oil prices scot free. According to popular belief, America is even going to be a net winner from cheaper oil prices, because they will act like a tax cut for U.S. consumers. Or so we are told.

In reality, though, many of the jobs the […]

U.S. Government/Central Bankers Push The Economic Recovery By Manipulating The Economy

Greece is headed for bail-ins. The Euro crisis deepens. GDP revised up, even though the Baltic Dry Index continues to fall. Coke is laying off 2000 employees. New home sales plunge. Real Estate collapsing. Obamacare uses auto enroll to boost numbers. LAPD gets body cameras but video footage will not be seen by the public. FBI training 30,000 soldiers for an active shooter stadium event. The U.S. government wants a […]

50 Numbers From 2014 That Sound Fake But That Are Actually Real

By Michael Snyder

2014 was quite a bizarre year, wasn’t it?  The past 12 months brought us MH370, Ebola, civil war in Ukraine, civil unrest in Ferguson, the rise of ISIS and the fall of the Democrats in the midterm elections.  Our world is becoming crazier and more unstable with each passing day, and I have a feeling that things are going to accelerate greatly in 2015.  But for the moment […]

Oil rig count may have a long way to fall, US shale oil group Continental Resources cuts 2015 capex to $2.7bn, down from the $4.6bn it said in Nov and $5.2bn it said in Sep OPEC

US shale #oil group Continental Resources cuts 2015 capex to $2.7bn, down from the $4.6bn it said in Nov and $5.2bn it said in Sep #OPEC

— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas2) December 23, 2014

 

5. Rig Count via @soberlook ~ one important chart pic.twitter.com/mGUYBM28cC

— (Plan Maestro) (@PlanMaestro) December 20, 2014

Kazakhstan Prepares For $40 Oil, Gary Schilling Says “Oil Going To $20″

“People should not be worried,” explained Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in a […]

World Trade Faltering pre-Christmas? Steepest decline in post-Thanksgiving Baltic Dry Index EVER (recorded history).

Baltic Dry Index down 63% for the year!! It is down to 845!

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND

We are sure it’s nothing – since stock markets in China and The US are soaring – but deep, deep down in the heart of the real economies, there is a problem. The Baltic Dry Index has fallen for 21 straight days, tumbling around 40% since Thanksgiving Day.  

 

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/chart-points-to-massive-slow-down-this-is-the-biggest-collapse-in-the-trade-indicator-since-records-began_12202014

Chart Points To Massive Slow Down: “This Is The Biggest […]

A Cyber War With North Korea And An Economic War With Russia

By Michael Snyder

In addition to all of our wars in the Middle East and the war that has erupted on the streets of America, we are now engaged in a cyber war with North Korea and an economic war with Russia.  Without a doubt, the United States has the capability to do a tremendous amount of damage to both of them.  But what about the damage that they could potentially […]

Interesting visualization of the Euro debt crisis, should be interesting for Ukraine

Published on Feb 11, 2014

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that tied together 18 countries in an intimate manner. So when one country teeters on the brink of financial collapse, the entire continent is at risk. How did such a flawed system come to be? Bloomberg Television and Jonathan Jarvis present “The European Debt Crisis Visualized.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Cop: “Here’s what I’m going to do… I’m going to give you $50 to spend however way you want it.”

Cops in Iowa indiscriminately pulled drivers over and knocked on the doors of random houses, targeting innocent citizens going about their business.

But rather than issue tickets or citations, police unexpectedly doled out Christmas cheer.

Yesterday, unsuspecting motorists in the Des Moines suburb of Norwalk were surprised to be flagged down by officers who offered them a free $50 bill.

http://www.infowars.com/cops-approach-random-citizens-issue-50-bills/

5 injured in Christmas Day arson attack on Swedish mosque (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The fire erupted after 1 p.m. local time, in a prayer room which was housed on the ground floor of a tower block, after an attacker threw an incendiary device through the window. The space was reportedly used by the city’s Somali association.

“A witness saw somebody throw an object through the window of the building, which serves as a mosque, after which a violent fire began,” Lars Franzell, who is […]

Christmas Day in the Workhouse, 2029

BY JOHN WARD

Twas Christmas Day in the workhouse

at the postscript to reform:

the occupants all huddled round

the telly to keep warm.

The youngest programme on the box

from forty years or more

depicted archetypes that they

had never seen before.

Dancing girls with kicking legs

and midgets with but one

paraded on the screen while

double-acts opined upon

the shortcomings of mothers-in-law,

rappers, and the twee

attempts to make us all believe

that we should be pc.

The Workhouse viewers stared in horror

as they […]

4 arrested after at least 40 incidents of terrorist threats against cops in NYC

Cops around the city are being tormented by maniacal threats phoned into station houses and messaged directly to their cellphones.

Four people were arrested for making terroristic threats, and cops were investigating 40 other incidents after the murders of two officers in Brooklyn last Saturday, law-enforcement sources said.

A deranged man allegedly phoned the Downtown Brooklyn precinct of slain Officers Wenjian Liu andRafael Ramos Wednesday and identified himself as their killer, Ismaayil […]

Christmas banned by Chinese university, says it is ‘kitsch’

BEIJING (Reuters) – A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a “kitsch” foreign celebration unbefitting of the country’s own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday.

The state-run Beijing News said that the Modern College of Northwest University, located in Xian, had strung up banners around the campus reading “Strive to be outstanding sons and daughters of China, oppose kitsch […]

Germans hoard €6.6 billion worth of obsolete Deutschmarks

Despite the currency being replaced by the euro, Germans are still have some 12.9 billion in old Deutschmarks, an equivalent of €6.6 billion, the German central bank estimated. Nostalgia is the primary motive for keeping the old coins and notes.

Germany abolished the Deutschmark in 2002, when it entered the Eurozone. When European currencies were unified the Bundesbank started changing marks into euros at a fixed rate of about DM 1.96 […]

Keiser Report: Remove money from politics!

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert visit Russell Brand at his Trews set in East London for a double header of Christmas cheer. The three discuss the big themes of 2014 and what to look forward to in 2015. They look at successful activist campaigns and not yet successful campaigns – but at the end of the day, the people have the power as […]

Use of smartphones alters brain – study

A team of Swiss scientists set out on a quest to learn if using smartphones actually makes us smarter. Their study revealed that using a touchscreen device affects a part of the brain that processes touch.

READ MORE: Sound of seduction: Scientists reveal men do tingle when hearing fertile female voices

In a study published in the journal Current Biology, Swiss researchers said that people who use smartphones have an enhanced somatosensory […]

Blogger gives $100 to homeless man, sets up crowdfund for his future

What happens if you give a homeless person one hundred dollars? Video blogger Josh Paler Lin decided to find out. After receiving the cash he went to a nearby park and starts handing out food to poor families. The result of the experiment wasn’t what the video blogger expected at all. Josh Paler Lin told us how he’s now raising money to help the man get back on his feet.

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What’s the Happiest Country?

Many countries claim to have happy citizens, but which country is rated the “happiest”? How do you even measure happiness?

Learn More:
Happy Planet Index Data
http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/
“The new HPI results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The overall index scores rank countries based on their efficiency, how many long and happy lives each produces per unit […]