Month: January 2019

zerohedge January 17, 2019

The Russian economy is apparently more durable than many Western politicians imagined. Despite years of international sanctions and low oil prices have dragged on Russia’s economy, which pushed the Russian economy into a recession during 2015, UK-based global bank Standard Chartered predicted in a report published this week that Russia will overtake Germany as the […]

zerohedge January 17, 2019

Authored by David Swanson, The New York Times loves NATO, but should you? Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or from opposing NATO as the world’s biggest military force responsible for disastrous wars in places like Afghanistan […]

zerohedge January 17, 2019

Federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown are turning to various side jobs to make ends meet, according to the Associated Press.  Some, such as immigration lawyer Cheryl Inzunza Blum of Tucson has been renting out a room on Airbnb for extra cash – capitalizing on the busy winter travel season in Arizona after she stopped receiving […]

zerohedge January 17, 2019

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, We’re all familiar with the term, “quantitative easing.” It’s described as meaning, “A monetary policy in which a central bank purchases government securities or other securities from the market in order to lower interest rates and increase the money supply.” Well, that sounds reasonable… even beneficial. But, unfortunately, that’s […]

zerohedge January 17, 2019

Authored by Eduardo Neret via Campus Reform, A Villanova University marketing professor blasted Gillette for the razor company’s “The Best Men Can Be” ad, which referenced “toxic masculinity.” The professor, Charles Taylor, criticized Gillette’s new “The Best Men Can Be” ad campaign, in an op-ed for Forbes. A spin-off of the company’s old “The Best a Man […]

zerohedge January 17, 2019

One may not know it by looking at banker bonuses last year, but 2018 was a banner year if only for bank shareholders and upper management: this is the year when the 6 biggest banks generated (well) over $100 billion in profit. They can thank Trump’s tax cuts, the Fed’s payment of interest on reserves, […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

Hey, at least it wasn’t telling children to kill their foster parents. In the latest gaffe involving Amazon’s supremely popular but incident prone digital assistant, Alexa experienced a mass outage on Wednesday morning, “ignoring” requests of its users. According to the Sun, the outage tracker Down Detector was flooded with hundreds of reports about Alexa […]