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Doug Casey On What Happens After The Next 9/11

Authored by Doug Casey via InternationalMan.com, Is a police state in the US possible? Absolutely. That’s because people are essentially the same the world over, regardless of their culture, religion, race, or what-have-you. A certain percentage of them are sociopaths. There is a standard distribution of sociopaths across time and space. It’s a function of Pareto’s Law, better known as the 80-20 rule. 20% of the people do 80% of the work. Another 20% are responsible for 80%...

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Bidding For Martin Shkreli’s Copy Of “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” Hits $1 Million

Martin Shkreli is awaiting sentencing after being convicted on three out of eight counts of securities and wire fraud last month – charges that carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. In the meantime, with legal bills from his trial piling up, the former pharmaceutical company CEO, who was once reportedly worth as much as $100 million, has decided to sell the only available copy of “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,” the Wu-Tang Clan album he purchased for $2...

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Charlottesville is a Symptom of a Much Greater Problem in America Today

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com So I was walking around Maine today, without a phone, totally unplugged from the world. Since I'm a personable person, quite affable at times, I conversed with lots of strangers, many people who might disagree with my 'world view.' Although I have strong opinions, I'm mature enough to know my ideas are meaningless time fodder, the result of theories concocted through emotional and cognitive experiences. Too many Americans actually think their...

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China Unveils New Drone-Killing Weapons

While the "Silent Hunter" laser-gun is a more 'offensive' weapon, China has stepped up it's 'defense' too. As PopSci reports, Chinese authorities have developed and rolled out anti-drone "jamming" guns domestically... The $19,000 gun drone-jamming gun, one of several owned by the Wuhan police, can shut off drones up to a kilometer away. At a March 11 soccer game in Wuhan, China, police faced a new kind of threat: drones trespassing near the stadium....

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The Most Un-Fun Bubble Ever

Via Kevin Muir of The Macro Tourist blog, The other day in the midst of an epic food-fight-rally in the stock market, a younger kid from my office wandered by and expressed his disbelief at the incessant bid. Shaking his head he asked me if I had ever seen something so insane. Ahhh…. the joys of being young - everything is new. I explained to him that I had indeed seen this movie play out before. A few times actually. But herein lies the problem. All the grizzled old guys like me have...

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Industrial Production Tumbles Most In 10 Months

Despite a surge in oil and gas drilling (up 8.5% MoM), US Industrial Production tumbled 0.3% MoM - the biggest MoM drop since March 2016. Worse still, after a hope-filled bounce to a positive year-over-year in December, Industrial Production slumped to unchanged from a year ago in January. After December's exuberant bounce, January Industrial Production has fallen back to reality...   This occurred despite a huge spike in oil and gas drilling...   And year-over-year, IP is now...

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Madonna: “I Have Thought An Awful Lot About Blowing Up The White House”

Today's Women's March in D.C., where allegedly over 500,000 women turned out to protest the Trump presidency, turned awkward on Saturday afternoon when Madonna took the stage and first dropped three f-bombs during her address, sending cable stations including C-Span, CNN and MSNBC scrambling to cut audio, before the singer casually admitted she had thought about blowing up the white house. The prominent anti-Trump performer addressed the crowd saying "welcome to the revolution of love, to the...

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Spotted In Davos: Anti-Drone Guns

By now we are used to images of snipers on hotel rooftops protecting the world's great-est-and-good-est from the evils of average-joe-ness...     But this year it appears there is a new foe - the drone - and a new weapon to tackle that foe... h/t @alaashahine While the shoulder-mounted anti-drone gun pictured above in Davos does not appear to be one we have seen before, as Engadget detailed previously, there are numerous systems built to take down wayward or dangerous...

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How Musicians Die

The passing of George Michael this week reminded many of the seemingly short life expectancy of musicians (and performers in general). In fact, as on study found, while blues, jazz, and country singers typically live as long as the average American; rock, techno, punk, metal, rap, and hip hop stars die significantly sooner. “I hope I die before I get old,” The Who’s Roger Daltrey sang in “My Generation” in 1965. This didn’t happen for Daltrey, who is now a...

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