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Russia Will Target US With New Hypersonic Weapons If It Deploys Missiles To Europe

In his first major public address since the US formally pulled out of the INF arms-control treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia would point its new arsenal of hypersonic missiles – which can purportedly bypass NATO’s ABM systems – directly at the US if it dares to reintroduce ground-based intermediate-range missiles […]

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My Strategy for Making Large Purchases

As I’ve mentioned before, when I’m making a purchase that clocks in at above the $20 mark or so, I tend to invest some time in that purchase to make sure I’m making the right decision. I don’t want to make a purchase that isn’t going to work for me, nor a purchase that isn’t […]

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Blain: It Feels Like A Liquidity Storm Is Coming Soon

Blain’s Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain I note with some delight Bernie Sanders plans to stand for US President. One of my US chums sent me the story of the Half-a-Bernie sign propped up against a wall. Someone had cut it neatly in two and left the wooden handle affixed to the remaining half. […]

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Money and Marriage: Four Tips for Successful ‘Matrimoney’

It’s a fairly well-known fact that money can be one of the biggest sources of strife in a relationship. In fact, according to a survey of professional certified divorce financial analysts, it’s the third leading cause of divorce in North America (behind basic incompatibility and infidelity, respectively). February is among the most popular months to […]

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Average Consumer Expenditure Per Year Proves Americans Are Living The Dream

We know the average spending for American households over the age of 65 is a surprisingly high $45,756 a year or $3,800 a month according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Given the average Social Security benefit is only $17,532 a year, or $1,461 a month, the average retiree likely has a significant amount of […]

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Merrill Edge Brokerage: Higher Interest Rate Options on Cash Sweep

I recently wrote about combining the Merrill Edge brokerage account with Preferred Rewards can get you higher credit card rewards, free stock trades, and cash bonuses for moving investments over. However, I didn’t say much about the interest rates on their cash sweep. That’s because their cash sweep options are horrible, and I always manually […]

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Illinois Considering "Asset Transfers" To Pensions: Be Afraid

Submitted by Mark Glennon of Wirepoints Governor JB Pritzker’s administration has now made clear it will seriously consider the latest idea to address Illinois’ pension crisis – transferring public assets directly to state pensions. It recently announced the formation of a task force on the subject. At its core, the concept is exceptionally simple. In […]

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Grand Canyon Museum Tourists Exposed For Years To Dangerous Radiation, Whistleblower Admits

For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets stored in the National Park’s museum collection building, unaware that they were being exposed to radiation. Federal officials learned last year that three five-gallon buckets stored in the Grand Canyon’s museum building were literally overflowing with highly-radioactive uranium […]

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NYPD Reviews Alleged Threat By Police Commander To Kill 50 Cent 

The New York Police Department is investigating several claims a precinct commander told officers to “shoot” the rapper 50 Cent, The New York Daily News reported Sunday. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, who is chief of the city’s 72nd precinct in Brooklyn, allegedly told officers to shoot 50 Cent “on sight” at a police roll-call, otherwise known as a briefing. Curtis […]

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FDA Asks Old People To Stop Infusing Children's Blood To Prevent Aging

The FDA has warned old people to stop infusing plasma from young people in order to slow down the aging process, saying it has “no proven clinical benefit” according to Bloomberg.  In a Tuesday safety alert, the agency suggested that old people getting scammed with $8,000 per liter plasma to treat age-related issues including dementia, Parkinson’s […]