• Would Returning To The Gold Standard Resolve Our Most Pressing Monetary Problems?

    ZeroHedge - May 26th 2024 9:55am EDT

    Would Returning To The Gold Standard Resolve Our Most Pressing Monetary Problems? Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, We all know the problem with fiat currency: the temptation to print more currency is irresistible, but ultimately destructive. Money in all its forms attracts quasi-religious beliefs and convictions. This makes it difficult to discuss with […]

  • New US $275M Munitions Package Only Prolongs Ukraine’s Agony, Russia Says

    ZeroHedge - May 26th 2024 8:45am EDT

    New US $275M Munitions Package Only Prolongs Ukraine’s Agony, Russia Says On Friday the Biden administration revealed a new $275 million aid package for Ukraine, to address its “urgent battlefield needs” – and which is said to include a large infusion of desperately needed artillery shells. US sources have estimated that Russian artillery outpaces Ukraine’s at ten to […]

  • EU Says ChatGPT Outputs Too Much False Information To Comply With Rules

    ZeroHedge - May 26th 2024 8:10am EDT

    EU Says ChatGPT Outputs Too Much False Information To Comply With Rules Authored by Tristan Greene via CoinTelegraph.com, While the assessment remains ongoing, OpenAI appears to have made little in the way of progress since 2023… The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published the first progress report from its “GPT taskforce” and the news isn’t […]

  • The Greeks Are Biggest Worriers About Their Financial Future

    ZeroHedge - May 26th 2024 7:35am EDT

    The Greeks Are Biggest Worriers About Their Financial Future With the cost of living crisis and inflation having shot up in the last few years, many households are starting to look nervously at their bank balance. This feeling is particularly pronounced in Greece, according to survey data conducted by Statista’s Consumer Insights, where as many as six in ten people said […]

  • Poland’s New “Russian Influence Commission” Aims To Influence The Next Presidential Election

    ZeroHedge - May 26th 2024 7:00am EDT

    Poland’s New “Russian Influence Commission” Aims To Influence The Next Presidential Election Submitted by Andrew Korybko The reality is that Russian influence is non-existent in Poland due to the legacy of its former conservative-nationalist government. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk declared that he’s establishing a “Russian influence commission” to investigate alleged examples of this from […]

  • Treason Of The Intellectuals And Danger From Within

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 11:20pm EDT

    Treason Of The Intellectuals And Danger From Within Authored by William Brooks via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), “The enemies from within are more dangerous to me than the enemies from the outside,” said Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump, at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on May 11, 2024. The United States flag […]

  • How Much Of India’s Wastewater Is Left Untreated?

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 10:45pm EDT

    How Much Of India’s Wastewater Is Left Untreated? As is the case with rapid population growth and urbanization in many so-called developing nations, waste management becomes a problem not only in rural areas but also in densely populated cities. As Statista’s Florian Zandt details below, a textbook example of this growth outpacing infrastructural capacities is the situation […]

  • Hidden Food Threat: Experts Warn Of Dangers Of RNAi Crops

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 10:10pm EDT

    Hidden Food Threat: Experts Warn Of Dangers Of RNAi Crops Authored by Sayer Ji via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Imagine a technology that could genetically rewire organisms in real-time, silencing critical genes across entire ecosystems with unknown effects. Sounds like science fiction? It’s not. It’s the reality of a new class of pesticides harnessing […]

  • These Are The World’s Wettest (And Driest) Countries

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 9:35pm EDT

    These Are The World’s Wettest (And Driest) Countries From tropical rainforest nations to the sandy deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, the world’s wettest and driest countries are a study in contrasts. In the chart below, Visual Capitalist’s Pallavi Rao maps and ranks the countries that receive the highest and lowest average annual […]

  • Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Allowing Arizona Doctors To Provide Abortions In California

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 9:00pm EDT

    Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Allowing Arizona Doctors To Provide Abortions In California Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on May 23, allowing Arizona doctors to travel to the Golden State on a temporary basis to perform abortions for their patients. California Gov. […]

  • 24 GOP Governors Tell Biden Not To Sign WHO Pandemic Agreement

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 7:50pm EDT

    24 GOP Governors Tell Biden Not To Sign WHO Pandemic Agreement Authored by Kevin Stocklin via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Governors from 24 states have joined together to speak out against treaty negotiations being conducted by the Biden administration, which “would purport to grant” the World Health Organisation (WHO) “unprecedented and unconstitutional powers over […]

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  • Hypocrite Dems Demanding Alito Recusal Played Dumb Over Virulent Anti-Trumper Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 7:15pm EDT

    Hypocrite Dems Demanding Alito Recusal Played Dumb Over Virulent Anti-Trumper Ruth Bader Ginsburg Senate Democrats have found their latest tantrum to attack the Supreme Court since its conservative majority – the fact that Justice Samuel Alito reportedly flew two flags outside his homes they say makes him unfit to weigh in on matters concerning Donald […]

  • US Weapons Accuracy Drops To 10% In Ukraine Due To Jamming

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 6:40pm EDT

    US Weapons Accuracy Drops To 10% In Ukraine Due To Jamming Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Many high-tech US weapons systems in Ukraine are now useless due to jamming signals by Russia. Useless Weapons Please consider Russian Jamming Leaves Some High-Tech U.S. Weapons Ineffective in Ukraine Russia’s jamming of the guidance systems of modern Western […]

  • Special Counsel Requests (Another) Gag Order For Trump In Classified Docs Case

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 6:05pm EDT

    Special Counsel Requests (Another) Gag Order For Trump In Classified Docs Case Authored by Caden Pearson via The Epoch Times, Special counsel Jack Smith’s prosecutors asked the judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case in Florida on Friday to issue a gag order following remarks he made about the FBI raid on […]

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  • Republicans Are Winning The Voter Registration Battle In Battleground States

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 5:30pm EDT

    Republicans Are Winning The Voter Registration Battle In Battleground States Authored by Austin Alonzo via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Republicans are closing the gap on voter registrations in key swing states. Political observers say it could be a sign the party will perform well in November. (Illustration by The Epoch Times, Shutterstock) The gap […]

  • What History Reveals About Interest Rate Cuts

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 4:55pm EDT

    What History Reveals About Interest Rate Cuts The Federal Reserve has overseen seven cycles of interest rate cuts, averaging 26 months and 6.35 percentage points (ppts) each. Visual Capitalist partnered with New York Life Investments to examine the impact of interest rate cut cycles on the economy and on the performance of financial assets in the U.S. […]

  • Average US Vehicle Age Hits 12.6 Years As Inflation Takes Toll

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 3:45pm EDT

    Average US Vehicle Age Hits 12.6 Years As Inflation Takes Toll Cars, trucks, and SUVs across the U.S. are getting older, with the average vehicle age now at a record 12.6 years. According to S&P Global Mobility, which monitors state vehicle registration data, high prices for new cars and massive economic pressures on buyers account […]

  • Exceptionally Strong PBoC And Chinese Private Sector Buying Continues To Boost Gold Price

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 3:10pm EDT

    Exceptionally Strong PBoC And Chinese Private Sector Buying Continues To Boost Gold Price By Jan Nieuwenhuijs of Gainesville Coins Chinese private sector gold imports accounted for 543 tonnes in the first quarter, while the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) added 189 tonnes to its reserves over this time horizon. Most of the PBoC’s purchases are […]

  • Extreme Hurricane Season Could Trigger “Carrier Revenge”

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 2:00pm EDT

    Extreme Hurricane Season Could Trigger “Carrier Revenge” By Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves For the past two years, shippers have had enormous leverage in the freight market, as excess capacity has kept rates under significant pressure. Shippers, who suffered under the weight of sizable market stress during COVID have inflicted “shippers revenge” on motor carriers, […]

  • 52% Of Top US Hedge Funds Own Bitcoin ETFs

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 1:25pm EDT

    52% Of Top US Hedge Funds Own Bitcoin ETFs 534 institutions with over $1 billion in assets now hold Bitcoin ETFs, according to bitcoin app River. In a blog post published this week, River noted that over 534 entities, each managing assets exceeding $1 billion, have now incorporated Bitcoin ETFs into their portfolios. The diverse […]

  • Inflation To The Nines

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 12:50pm EDT

    Inflation To The Nines By Peter C. Earle of the American Institute for Economic Research Twice in the past few weeks President Joe Biden has claimed that when he took office in January 2021 inflation was “over nine percent.” First on CNN’s OutFront with Erin Burnett on May 8 and again on May 14 in […]

  • Biden’s $320M Gaza Pier Has Detached & Drifted Onto Israeli Beach

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 12:15pm EDT

    Biden’s $320M Gaza Pier Has Detached & Drifted Onto Israeli Beach A section of the $320 million floating pier built and erected off Gaza’s coast has broken off and floated onto an Israeli beach. The Saturday mishap is the latest setback for the US humanitarian aid project, after three US troops were reported injured aboard […]

  • Supreme Court Faces Historic Finish To Eventful Term

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 11:40am EDT

    Supreme Court Faces Historic Finish To Eventful Term Authored by John Malcolm via The Epoch Times, Oral arguments are over at the Supreme Court for this term. Although the rallies and protesters have dispersed (for now, anyway), the justices remain frantically at work on the numerous opinions they have yet to hand down. With several closely watched […]

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  • US Special Forces Operator Kills Undocumented Chechen Outside Home In Possible Spy Incident

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 11:05am EDT

    US Special Forces Operator Kills Undocumented Chechen Outside Home In Possible Spy Incident Two Chechens with no personal identification – and who were in no US national databases, otherwise illegal aliens that likely invaded the nation through the southern border, were ‘taking photos’ – or possibly surveilling – outside the home of an elite US Army […]

  • Elon Warns AI Will “Do Everything Better Than You”, Make Employment Obsolete

    ZeroHedge - May 25th 2024 10:30am EDT

    Elon Warns AI Will “Do Everything Better Than You”, Make Employment Obsolete Authored by Tristan Greene via CoinTelegraph.com, Elon Musk recently doubled-down on his predictions that humans would need a “universal high income” in the wake of artificial intelligence-driven job displacement. This time claiming that without our jobs our purpose in life may eventually be […]