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@Leon #WikiLeaks exposes CIA involvement in the 2012 French presidential election. The espionage orders published today are classified and restricted to U.S.eyes only due to "Friends-on-Friends sensitivities". It also places weight on obtaining the candidates attitudes to the EU's economic crisis, centering around their position on the still ongoing Greek debt crisis; the role of France and Germany in it and the vulnerability of government and banks to a Greek default and specific "proposals and recommendations" to deal with "the euro-zone crisis". How wonderful if good friends look after you in difficult times ;-) #gold #politics #economy www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-16/wikileaks-exposes-cia-involvement-french-2012-presidential-election
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@Leon In 2011 Dominique Strass-Kahn was well on track to become #France's next president. As Head of the #IMF he sharply critiqued corrupt American bankers and banking practices and early on, predicted the collapse of the mortgage market. He was close to negotiating a #European Union bail-out for #Greece - So who profited from the charade in destroying DSK's reputation? #politics #economy #Euro www.newsjunkiepost.com/2011/07/01/dominique-strauss-kahn-innocent-so-whos-guilty/
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@Leon @bluesteele - nothing wrong with that, though its a philosophical discussion as one can see from labour statistics. It's easier said than done to bring unemployed back to work. One reason is they need an "up-date" and further education to get things done in the right way. Another major factor is they got lazy and have difficulties to integrate themself well motivated into the labour process. This whole idea of bringing jobs back to the U.S. and the American people misses some important issues like lack of education, labour skills, factory sites, building / production costs, technological progress, global supply chain, economic decline, impacts on inflation, disposable personal income etc, just to name a few #politics #economy
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@Leon Figures show that Saudi Arabia has lost a significant share of South Korea's #oil market to #Iran #politics www.hellenicshippingnews.com/saudi-lose-south-korea-oil-market-share-to-iran/
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@murat it's EXTREMELY easy to make a sideroom i.e. #politics and have a blast there
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@nicholaslepan Ontario’s budget deficit drops to $1.9B. The improvement is due to $1.04 billion in higher corporate tax revenues, $803 million in increased harmonized sales tax proceeds, and an additional $728 million in personal income taxes collected. Also, not mentioned in the article is considering public pensions as public assets, a move that Wynne pushed through recently. https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/02/21/ontarios-budget-deficit-drops-to-19b.html #politics #Ontario
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@TheGalvanizer It's there @lnelson #politics they just dont want to use it :(
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@Leon Reading the attached article from Glenn Greenwald one gets the impression that U.S. #politics just endlessly replays the same debates, conflicts, and tactics. Two vital points stand out here: 1) the key to sustain fears over foreign adversaries is depicting them as all-powerful and ubiquitous; and 2) once that images takes root, few will be willing to question the propaganda for fear of beinng accused of siding with the Foreign Evil. #Russia #Trump https://theintercept.com/2017/02/23/the-increasingly-unhinged-russia-rhetoric-comes-from-a-long-standing-u-s-playbook/
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@MiningBookGuy @Allan - there have been repeated request for #politics to be moved to its own room. yes, politics 'sometimes' related to stocks. But sooooo many times it has messed up 'real stock talk' in here. You have been a contributor to this, but not the only one by any means.
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@Excelsior @MiningBookGuy - Thanks man - It just helps to tag posts to right rooms so that it is easier to dig a deep well on certain subject. For example if people want to see all the Metals Investor Forum posts - then go to #MIF. If people like the #Korelin Economcs report, then go there. If contributors want to discuss #Politics #Jokes #Trump or whatever they want, then there are rooms for that not clogging up the #Index There are also rooms like #BestOfCEO that may be worth returning to once in a while. BTW - for anyone that wants to create a new room it is as simple as using the "#" or "$" as they both achieve the exact same thing other than their color. Personally I like using the # for a topic like #WhereTheHeckIsNewton and the $ for stocks like $IPT (because if you hover your mouse over a $BLUETICKER it tells you the name of the company) #Tags #Tagging
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@MiningBookGuy @nobshere - please try to keep the #Armstrong posts to a minimum. I count 5 in less than 30 minutes in the #index. you can post a million of these in the #Armstrong room or #politics or various other places. And if you want a happy medium for now, please at least do NOT include large quotes-- keep it to the link. This is the type of stuff that's hard to ignore even on a laptop...need to scroll down to follow a conversation, and there are big blobs everywhere (*Note - I'm sometimes guilty of this as well, we can all improve!). If it's annoying for me, then it's REALLY annoying for people on mobile. #MakeIndexGreatAgain
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@Leon "The wiretaps that Donald #Trump "just found out" about have been reported for weeks. I'm going to summarize here some of the discussion." ~ Justin Hendrix #politics #civilunrest #chaos #gold https://twitter.com/justinhendrix/status/838010340579426304
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@Leon It's very exhausting to make money in a market full of lies and deception. The dissonance between what I have been observing and what is being flogged by the establishment mouthpieces in the corporate mainstream media has never been greater. #politics #economy #recession #oil #gasoline www.theburningplatform.com/2017/03/07/what-the-hell-is-going-on/
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@MiningBookGuy @stateside RE: https://ceo.ca/index?52dc9caf61cb - i like the thought...but one-word response to that - #TRUMP (*note - I do NOT want to start a #politics discussion here, but it is the ULTIMATE counter-argument!)
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@MiningBookGuy @Brendan - i like @stateside's original comment. i don't think you need to make it specific to 'investing. here's a partial quote again: "the more someone feels the need to impress others with his/her accomplishments, investing skills..." there are parallels across business, investing, sports, etc. when you say bragging about money is 'vulgar', i personally think it's just as vulgar as bragging about sports. i found it ironic that #Trump has succeeded despite many likely thinking of quotes similar to @Stateside's. Sorry, but Ron Paul is never going to be in a position of power, even if he follows all the rules (again, not trying to make this about #politics, BUT i am trying to say there's no point in narrowing the idea to just 'money/investing')
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@racker Albertans for O'Leary http://cdn.ceo.ca/1cc6cm5-IMG_1302.PNG+ LOL #cdnpoli #politics
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@Excelsior @MiningBookGuy - Agreed. I try to pop on the Index a few times a day, and post a few things, but spend most of my time on CEO.CA in the #RoomsWithATopic #RoomsWithLikeMindedInvestors #RoomsThatAreInformativeOrEntertaining ~Panels $StockRooms #PrivateChannels and #PrivateConversations because there are niche topics to be discussed that wouldn't make sense to clog up the #index with. There are topics on many things from #Gold to #Politics and from #Platinum to the #PDAC or #MIF or The panels with a "~" like ~OilandGas or ~energystorage ~AUfrica ~roughingit ~Zinc ~prospectgenerator ~royaltiesandstreams ~energystorage ~coreshack and "Miningsyndicate But I agree that many of the rooms like #mbgtrends #Newbies #TechnicalAnalysis #Chart #Uranium #Nuclear #Lithium #Cobalt #Zinc #Copper #Silver #Gold #drillplays #hotpick #StockPickingContest #BonusPickShowdown #Battery #EnergyStorage #Explorers #Development #Production #TakeOver #TakeOut #AndThenTheresMaund #CEOFM etc... are valuable vertical portals of information. ~AUfrica ~roughingit ~Zinc ~prospectgenerator ~royaltiesandstreams ~energystorage ~coreshack and "Miningsyndicate But I agree that many of the rooms like #mbgtrends #Newbies #TechnicalAnalysis #Chart #Uranium #Nuclear #Lithium #Cobalt #Zinc #Copper #Silver #Gold #drillplays #hotpick #StockPickingContest #BonusPickShowdown #Battery #EnergyStorage #Explorers #Development #Production #TakeOver #TakeOut #AndThenTheresMaund #CEOFM etc... are valuable vertical portals of information.
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@teevee ISIS lost Mosul today and called on all those of the Islamic faith to carry out loan wolf attacks and kill as many infidels as they can. Here is a petition for all Canadian infidels: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-909
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@Markedtofuture EX CIA Robert David Steele In Oslo – McCain, Graham, Rubio and Schumer Are All Being Blackmailed Published on Apr 3, 2017 I was invited by Mr Steele to rebroadcast this message on our channel to get the word our. There’s a lot to be said for Robert Steele’s ideas on Open Source EVERYTHING and Electoral Reform. Mr Steele also claims that Chuck Schumer, Lyndsay Graham, Marco Rubio and John McCain are being blackmailed into going along with deep state policies. #politics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq_yWMouwLE+
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@Leon Putin says US missile strike violate international law and are also under an invented pretext - will have consequences! Though it's still unclear if any Russian servicemen have died in the strike at the Syrian airbase. #politics #Syria #gold #oil #copper #iron-ore www.russia-insider.com/en/politics/putin-responds-us-attack-against-syria/ri19478
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@Leon This is a moment as crucial as the US/NATO involvement in Yugoslavia in 1999. Will #Russia cancel the planned visit of Rex Tillerson to Moscow scheduled for April 11-12? #politics #Syria #oil #gold #copper #iron-ore
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@Leon Rational people and rational countries do not rely on assertions and assumptions. They wait for the evidence to come in, rather than making wild, unsubstantiated and dangerous statements. #politics #Syria #gold #oil #copper #iron-ore www.theblogmire.com/our-loss-of-reason-may-end-up-leading-us-into-a-huge-and-devastating-war/
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@Leon Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj.Gen.Igor Konashenkov said "the combat efficiency of the US strike was very low", adding that only 23 of the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles reached the Shayrat air base in #Syria. > images www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-07/first-images-aftermath-inefficient-us-missile-strikes-emerge Russian frigate armed with Kalibr cruise missiles will arrive at the Tartus naval base at 14:00 Moscow time. #politics #oil www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-07/putin-responds-syria-strikes-cripple-us-russia-relations-deploys-cruise-missile-frig
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@Leon @kjm - Don't rush to judgments about the sarin gas attack in Syria and losing sight of the ongoing regime changes in the region. Isn't it strange that it all comes right before the Syria conference while Assad is making headwins against ISIS and al-Quida? "The question arises what reason the Syrian government could possibly have to launch a chemical attack anywhere on its territory, gruesome pictures of which, with many child casualties, were posted soon after the attack supposedly too place. And that's where logic at least seems to break down...#..why use them on the eve of a conference where you have everything to gain?" #politics #Syria #oil www.theautomaticearth.com/2017/04/any-of-this-sound-familiar
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anonymous @Leon it does seem illogical for Assad to gas.. but then so does the Syrian explanation... that the Syrian rockets hit unknowingly the gas stockpiles of the rebels...and that caused the deaths.. bunch of malarky from both sides imo
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@Leon The Guns of August, by Barbara Tuchman in Review: "Having now read the book, it is easy to understand the sensation it created in 1962 and the reason why President Kennedy gave a copy to Prime Minister Macmillan "observing that somehow contemporary statesmen must avoid the pitfalls that led to August, 1914". If only our politicians today would consider the lessons of history in like manner." #politics #Syria #W3 www.centerforfutureconsciousness.com/pdf_files/2008_Essays/A Review of The Guns of August by Barbara W.pdf >>unfortunately, I couldn't handle the weblink
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@Leon "Donald Trump's decision to launch cruise missile strikes on a Syrian Air Force Base was based on a lie. In the coming days the American people will learn that the Intelligence Community knew that #Syria did not drop a military chemical weapon on innocent civilians in Idlib. Donald Trump will most likely not finish his term as President. He will be impeached, I believe, once Congress is presented with irrefutable proof that he ignored and rejected intelligence.. It should also alarm American taxpayers that we launched $100 million dollars of missiles to blow up sand and camel sh**t." ~ Colonel W. Patrick Lang, retired senior officer of U.S.Military Intelligence and U.S.Army Special Forces (The Green Berets) #politics #chaos #gold www.globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-is-an-international-law-breaker/5584052
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@Leon "Trump employing a "wag the dog" strategy, in which he highlights his leadership on an international crisis to divert attention from domestic political problems, is reminiscent of President Bill Clinton's decision to attack Serbia in 1999 as impeachment clouds were building around his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky." ~ Robert Parry #politics #gold #oil https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/07/trumps-wag-the-dog-moment
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@Leon In an interview with FOX News, President Trump gave advanced notice, that the US has sent an armada towards the Korean pensinsula, "very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell you. And we have the best military people on Earth." IMO Trump has never been the brightest answer to our current financial, economic and social problems, that's why I am very scared that another lunatic is pushing the world into a horrible experience. #politics #oil #gold #copper #iron-ore #REE www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-11/trump-were-sending-very-powerful-armada-north-korea
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@Leon The U.S.government is poised to shut down on Day 100 of Donald Trump's presidency, unless Congress can pass a new spending bill or a continuing resolution before the current one expires on April 28. Since Congress is currently on a two-week recess, there will be a sense of urgency to get a new bill passed once they reconvene on April 25. Leaders in both chambers would have four days (!!) to craft a new proposal that each side can agree on and get it on the president's desk for #Trump to sign. "Needless to say, the last thing we need at this point is another war or two on top of everything else." ~ Michael Snyder #politics #governmentshutdown #bondcrash www.theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-debt-crisis-of-2017-once-their-vacation-ends-congress-will-have-4-days-to-avoid-a-government-shutdown-on-april-29
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@Leon "Isn't it great to keep politics out of investing - it makes it all seem so mysterious and fun! Even though pretty much all the politicians do is talk about the markets and the #economy and business - the MAYORITY of the financial news sites have cowered their authors into not talking about #politics. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. It's like trying to predict the weather but you're not allowed to discuss temperatures." ~ Philip Davis #oil #gold #copper #iron-ore #REE
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@Leon After Syria, #Trump is a war president now and has obviously better things to do as to reform #Obamacare and taxes. Is #NorthKorea's nuclear program next on his agenda? .. what will be the effects for Seoul, 35 km away from the common border? #politics www.statista.com/chart/8938/the-military-balance-on-the-korean-peninsula/
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@hunter I heard "Trump's Doctrine" referred to as "Ad Hoctrine" last night. #politics
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@Leon This is how democracy works - A monumental computer blunder could cost Marine Le Pen the French general election next week. #politics #EU www.express.co.uk/news/world/792112/Marine-Le-Pen-French-election-votes-computer-Emmanuel-Macron
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@Leon According to one conservative estimate, the U.S. has spent $3.6 trillion on wars between 2001 and 2016. (That not including future obligations to disabled veterans thanks to the wars, the destruction of the whole Middle East and the costs for housing and social welfare for the millions of refugees and migrants feeling to Europe and causing social unrest within the core countries.) #politics #economy #costofwar https://mises.org/blog/trump-abandons-economic-reforms-embrace-war-spending www.costofwar.com
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@Leon "War begins by calling for the annihilation of THE OTHERS [not us, but them, because we are the good ones with the right to kill and justified to teach lessons about our value system] ..but ends ultimately in self-annihilation. It corrupts souls and mutilates bodies. It destroys homes and villages and murders children on their way to school. It grinds into the dirt all that is tender and beautiful and sacred. It empowers human deformities - warlords, Shiite death squads, Sunni insurgents, the Taliban, al-Qaida and our OWN killers - who can speak only in the despicable language of force. War is a scourge. It is industrial murder!" ~ Chris Hedges #politics #economyofwar www.commondreams.org/views/2010/01/04/pictures-war-you-arent-supposed-see
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@Leon "The revelation that the Pentagon didn't send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier directly towards #NorthKorea as a stern message to Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs sparked ridicule in some corners of Asia".. and makes #Trump a laughing stock once again. Really, who is willing to die for such a President? #politics #taxreform #infrastructureprogram #oil www.wsj.com/articles/false-narrative-on-u-s-aircraft-carrier-elicits-jeers-in-asia-1492577625 www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-carl-vinson-carrier-wasnt-on-way-to-north-korea-1492559713
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@Excelsior Do All U.S. #Presidents Look the Same? What About Japan’s #PrimeMinisters? By Jordan G. Teicher #Politics > Composite: All the presidents of the United States from 1789 to 1889. > Composite: All the British prime ministers elected under Queen Elizabeth II (1952–2008). > Composite: All the prime ministers of Japan during the Showa period (1926–1947). > Composite: All the presidents of South Africa post-apartheid (1994–2008). > Composite: All the presidents of the United States from 1960 to 2008. http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/10/22/alejandro_almaraz_creates_composite_images_of_world_leaders_in_his_series.html
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@Edp007 Comrades forever? Pyongyang between Havana and DC As two of only a few Communist states, North Korea and Cuba share a special relationship https://www.nknews.org/2016/09/comrades-forever-pyongyang-between-havana-and-dc/ chew on that #politics #index
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@jmm Why Canada is unlikely to retaliate to the US on new lumber tariffs. see https://www.cdhowe.org/sites/default/files/attachments/research_papers/mixed/Working%20paper_2017%20Jan_0.pdf "Historically, Canada responded to trade shocks by seeking new trade opportunities elsewhere" See table 3 for an interesting simulation about it. Pages 8,9,10. with one exception: 1930 Smoot–Hawley: Canada imposed tariffs on 16 products: 30% of US exports to Canada. After the US tariffs in lumber, the Canadian currency is moving lower making the Canadian economy more competitive. What is next in Trump's list: wine / Energy / dairy Products? http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/for-a-troubled-trump-canada-is-easy-pickings/ar-BBAjphX? http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/04/24/rachel-notley-donald-trum_n_16209596.html #Trump #economics #lumber #trade #politics
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@Edp007 an ode to Mr Trump and EGT lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6ezX9w4JwE+ #ceofm #politics #index
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@Leon Meet the real Emmanuel Macron: "Macron is like the fiat money of politicians. Created out of thin air to help bankers steal everything." ~ Michael Krieger #FrenchElection https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2017/04/25/meet-emmanuel-macron-the-consummate-banker-puppet-bizarre-eleiitist-creation/
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@axelheyst #options #France #politics $EUO 051917 27 C selling at $0.10 USD; potential for 20x and up return if there is a Le Pen upset on Sunday...
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@MiningBookGuy @Goldfinger - ok, i'll be checking intermittently the rest of the day to continue to the interesting #Japan / #GroundZeroCrisis discussion. If we're honing in on #demographics, #Russia is easily most 'at risk'. Yes, #Russia and #Japan are the extreme outliers in terms of important economies with poor #demographics. So I can briefly go through some of my opinion on each: #Japan - #demographics and #CentralBanks intervention are both serious issues. I don't really think their intertwined. I really think pretty much everything else in #Japan 'works', and arguably #Japan is more prepared to deal with #crisis from a cultural standpoint than any other country in the world. I don't think their own demographic issue is 'urgent'... #Russia - the real blow was the steep fall in #oil prices starting in 2014. This already 3 years of a BRUTAL recession/depression in #Russia, that is surprisingly not discussed in the mainstream. Seems the #Russia propaganda machine is working. The thing is, #Russia can be 'ground zero' of the crisis in multiple ways. One is the potential (ongoing?) #hacking around the world, and general #FinancialTerrorism ability. I hat-tip #JimRickards for this (I think it's documented in multiple books of his), and it's a different form of a crisis that comes out of #Russia. But more importantly, the combination of #Russia #oil / #geopolitics / #politics / #demographics issues are MUCH more intertwined (basically unique) in the world. They NEED to do something FAST. This is well documented by some #geopolitics analysts, and still mostly missing from mainstream discussion. This leads right into #Europe ...who gets voted into countries like #France (done) / #Germany (coming in october) is part of this story... (1/2)
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@MiningBookGuy Sudan’s new cabinet gets sworn into office https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3zMQvXvDeQ+ #Sudan #politics ~AUfrica
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@Excelsior #Korelin Economics Report - Weekend Show Sat. May 20, 2017 "On this week’s show we focus on the general makeup of the markets and the blend of politics and economics that investors need to consider these days. We again focus on the metals for the second hour and even get a couple ideas on where money is flowing and how to generate a return this summer." >> Segment 1 & 2: A new guest kicks off this week’s show. Marc Chandler is the Founder of MarctoMarket.com and the Head of #Currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman. Over the first two segments we discuss how Marc blends #politics, #economics, and a view on society to mold his outlook for the markets. > Segment 3: Chris Vermeunlen, The #Gold and #Oil Guy, shares his thoughts on a euphoric stage in the markets and if we have experienced it yet. > Segment 4: An update on $MIN $EXMGF Excelsior Mining from the CEO and President Stephen Twyerould. We discuss the permitting for the Company’s Gunnison #Copper Project as well as review the economics behind this development story. >> Segment 5 & 6: A newer guest to the show Christopher Aaron, Founder of iGold Advisor kicks off the second hour. In the first segment we discuss his big picture analysis in terms of #equities, and #currencies. In the second segment we look at the ratio between #senior and #junior companies > Segment 7: The Junior Miner Junkie David Erfle shares his strategy of investing in #explorers, not majors, and following where the #majors are investing. > Segment 8: To wrap up the show we have Joe Mazumdar from #ExplorationInsights. Joe outlines his and Brent’s play over the summer of finding the cash flowing #mining companies. http://www.kereport.com/2017/05/20/politics-moving-markets-short-term-big-picture/
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@Vaughan Canada's Conservatives Pick Scheer as Harper Legacy Looms Large https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-28/canada-s-conservatives-pick-scheer-as-harper-legacy-looms-large Scheer campaigned on a vision that largely extended the legacy of Stephen Harper, the Conservative prime minister who governed Canada from 2006 to 2015. Scheer is a former Speaker of the House of Commons first elected as a lawmaker in 2004, and thanked Harper at length in his victory speech. #Conservatives #Politics #CabinetCouldBeFilledByHisKidsAlone
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@Leon @star20166 - nothing to be proud of! Killing each other is the most stupid and degenerative disease of mankind. And again, I recommend reading Amin Maalouf's "In the name of Identity - Violence and the Need to Belong". #politics www.fsmitha.com/review/identity.htm
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