When Comrade deBlasio was elected, I predicted that he would shortly drive the City down the tubes and eventually bankrupt it. It was inevitable. He proudly honeymooned in Havana and was impressed by the all that Castro had accomplished. I'm sorry to say that he has more than lived up to my expectations. Crime is up, there's a slasher(s) running loose on the subway, my daughter describes 14th Street as scene out of a Zombie Apocalypse and homelessness has risen to epidemic proportions. 

Marcella Sills, the worst school principal in New York City, and there's loads of competition for the title, has finally been fired. She's emblematic of the government's failing efforts to get anything important done. Shout out to Frank for sending it to me. 

Gold is up and closing in on $1200 the ounce. Silver is over $15. Will it last, I won't feel confident till it is closing in on $1300. But keep your eyes on the shiny metal.  And more...

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Who is the worst president we've ever had? I'll give you nine guesses… or you could just read author and historian Brion McClanahan’s controversial new book, 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America—And Four Who Tried to Save Her.

In 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America, McClanahan dives deep into the history of our U.S. presidents, explaining that abuse of the Constitution and the overgrowth of the executive branch began long before President Barack Obama took office—but McClanahan doesn’t let him off the hook, either.

Among the things exposed in 9 President Who Screwed Up America:
• Lincoln violated the Constitution because as commander-in-chief he believed he had to “subdue the enemy,” no matter the collateral damage. His violations created a blueprint for more executive abuse in the future.
• By the time Obama leaves office in 2017, Americans will have suffered under twenty-eight consecutive years of unconstitutional executive usurpation of power.
• Over a two-year period, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act twenty-eight times, ostensibly to give employers time to comply with the law. This was a blatantly unconstitutional power grab by the executive office.
• History has shown that presidents tend to abuse their power in their second term, and that the best presidents tend to serve less than eight years in office.

Direct download: Brion_McClanahan_08.Feb.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

Italian Banks are in big trouble with a non-performing loan ratio at 16% with one bank hitting 33%! And they're not alone, other banks around the world are nursing impaired balance sheets that are probably just as bad. And that probably doesn't include their government bond portfolios which haven't been marked down nearly enough. If you think it's bad now, just wait for China to start facing reality. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_08.Feb.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EDT






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