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Bitcoin Sparks This Mayor’s Grand Plan to Give Crypto to Everyone in Town – But There’s a Catch: Report

The mayor of Cool Valley, Missouri is reportedly raising funds to distribute Bitcoin (BTC) to the city’s residents. According to KSDK News, Mayor Jayson Stewart wants to give $1,000 worth of Bitcoin to each of the city’s 1,500 inhabitants, as he sees the value of the benchmark crypto surging in the coming years. ADVERTISEMENT   “I would like to see...

The More Masks Fail, The More We Need Them…

Authored by ‘IM’ via Unmasked Substack, When the CDC changed their guidance in May to say that vaccinated individuals no longer needed masks, many in the general public thought that it signaled the end of the pandemic. The majority of politicians quickly dropped most COVID-related restrictions, because, as many of us had been saying for a year, masks were the...

Tropical Storm Henri Makes Landfall In Rhode Island

Update (1248ET): The National Weather Service indicates Tropical Storm Henri made landfall along the coast of Rhode Island near Westerly at approximately 1215 ET.  Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft, NWS Doppler weather radars, and surface observations indicate that the center of Tropical Storm Henri made landfall along the coast of Rhode Island near Westerly at approximately 1215...

Meet The New Taliban ‘Special Forces Look’: American Car, American Weapons, American Costume

Over the past days there have been reports that the Taliban is attempting to implement some degree of greater disciplined uniformity in terms of the appearance of its forces as it prepares to “govern” war-torn Afghanistan. There are suggestions the group could move to the look of a more professional military as part of its bid for “legitimacy” both at home and...

Incentives Matter…

Via SchiffGold.com, Economics 101 – incentives matter. But politicians often seem to forget this. Or simply ignore it. “Generous” unemployment benefits provide the perfect example. With the US government handing out enhanced unemployment checks, we ended up in a bizarre situation with high unemployment even as job openings hit record levels. Both President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen insisted...

‘He’ll be a Manc in the morning’: Wolves fans ROAST Harry Kane as disgruntled England skipper makes return as Spurs substitute

‘He’ll be a Manc in the morning’: Wolves fans ROAST Harry Kane as disgruntled England skipper makes return as Spurs substitute

Harry Kane was given a rapturous welcome on his return to Tottenham first-team duties after reportedly agitating for a move to Manchester City, but the home Wolves support weren’t quite so kind to the England captain. Kane sparked a transfer frenzy earlier this month when he failed to report as expected to his first day of preseason training in London....

Mujahideen v Taliban: Battle for strategic valley looms as anti-Taliban warlord & remnants of Afghan military refuse to surrender

Mujahideen v Taliban: Battle for strategic valley looms as anti-Taliban warlord & remnants of Afghan military refuse to surrender

The Taliban has declared the war in Afghanistan over, but a bloodbath is on the cards in an isolated valley north of Kabul, after a defiant local warlord and ousted Afghan fighters who fled there rejected a Taliban ultimatum. The Taliban’s conquest of Afghanistan in August was lightning fast – and in some cities and provinces, almost entirely bloodless. The...

Behind Oil’s Precipitous Plunge: Systematic Selling Pressure

By Ryan Fitzmaurice, Senior Commodity Strategist at Rabobank Summary Short-term momentum and some trend signals turned bearish for the oil complex this week, resulting in waves of selling pressure from systematic traders Furthermore, medium-term momentum signals are also at risk of flipping from “long” to “short” over the coming days should prices continue to weaken Large speculators have reduced crude...

Brother of ex-Afghan president Ghani says Taliban can restore order, wants politicians from previous govt ‘sidelined’

Brother of ex-Afghan president Ghani says Taliban can restore order, wants politicians from previous govt ‘sidelined’

The brother of ousted Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has apparently warmed to the idea of Taliban rule, a week after his sibling fled Kabul, claiming that the militant group could help stabilize war-torn Afghanistan. In recent tweets and media interviews, Hashmat Ghani has argued that the Taliban’s takeover should be accepted, provided that its government is inclusive.  The businessman –...

Besiktas defender Fabrice N’Sakala ‘doing quite well’ in hospital as another alarming on-pitch collapse hits football

Besiktas defender Fabrice N’Sakala ‘doing quite well’ in hospital as another alarming on-pitch collapse hits football

Turkish side Besiktas say their 31-year-old Congolese defender Fabrice N’Sakal is “doing much better” after he was rushed to hospital after collapsing on the pitch in the 70th minute of a Super Lig match with Gaziantep. N’Sakala fell to the turf unchallenged and while the ball was in play on the other side of the pitch midway through the second...

Taliban Fire In The Air, Use Batons To Control Crowd At Kabul Airport Day After Stempede Kills Seven

As the world awaits for what the US president will do next over the botched evacuation of US citizens in Afghanistan, with a press conference scheduled for 4pm on Sunday, things at the makeshift US “embassy” at the Kabul remain deadly tense. According to Reuters, the Taliban fired in the air and used batons to make people line up in...

Speculative Fervor Fades As Fed Sets Table For Taper

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Bulls Buy The Dip…Again. Last week, we discussed that further upside would remain challenging. As noted: “Not surprisingly, the market didn’t make much headway this past week, given the current extended and overbought conditions. For now, ‘buy signals’ remain intact, which likely limits the downside over the next week. However, a retest of the 50-dma...