James Fetzer's "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook" is as Bad as it Sounds

Jim Fetzer's new book on Sandy Hook is not only an obscene defamation to the memory of those slain but is also an insult to the intelligence of anyone capable of conducting the most basic online research.

Middle-East Opens Weak: Dubai Stocks Slump To 2-Year Lows As Financials Tumble

Following Friday's further freefall in crude oil prices, The Middle East is opening down notably. Abu Dhabi, Saudi, and Kuwait are lower; Israel is weak and UAE and Qatar are tumbling, but Dubai is worst for now.  Dubai is down for the 6th day in a row (dropping over 3% - the most in a month) extending the opening losses to 2-year lows. The 11% drop in the last 6 days is the largest since the post-China-devaluation global stock collapse. Leading the losses are financial and property firms.

Republican Party crisis deepens over Trump anti-Muslim statements

Both Trump and Carson have threatened to bolt the Republican Party and mount independent campaigns if the party establishment intervenes against them in the presidential campaign. Earlier this week, Trump touted a poll showing that 68 percent of his supporters would follow him out of the Republican Party if he decided to run as an independent.

Is ISIS Simply A "Saudi Army In Disguise"?

Authored by F. William Engdahl via New Eastern Outlook,

In recent weeks one nation after another is falling over themselves, literally, to join the turkey shoot known, erroneously, as the war in Syria, ostensibly against the Islamic State or Daesh. The most wanted but most feared question is where will this war frenzy lead, and how can it be stopped short of dragging the entire planet into a world war of destruction?

Emerging Market Vulnerability - The Most Likely For Disruption From Fed Liftoff

The build-up in credit or leverage in many Emerging Market economies has been an important focus for EM investors given historical episodes of credit crunches and subsequent growth slowdowns. While broadly speaking, EM stocks began to drastically underperform DM stocks at the start of QE3...

 

Goldman summarizes in a heat map, the EM nations with greatest potential for the upcoming Fed liftoff to cause a major disruption.

The darkest shaded regions indicate the largest risks.

 

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